Bill Petty

Tigers Offensive Explosion Tops Talented Panthers 15 – 3 In State Playoffs

The Chapel Hill Tigers were hitting on all cylinders and then some in the 2nd round of the NCHSAA Playoffs plating 15 runs on 17 hits to best their conference foe the Orange Panthers 15 – 3 in front of a standing room only crowd at Tiger Field Saturday night.  The evening had a collegiate type atmosphere with crowds of tailgating before the game, college and professional scouts throughout, and great fan support from both teams.  Orange Panther mascot “Pounce the Panther” even made his way into visitor’s territory and was in attendance. Six Tigers had multiple hits with...

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Tigers Top Wildcats 3 – 2 in 10 Innings to Claim Big 8 – 3A Title

The Chapel Hill Tigers scratched and clawed their way back from a 2 run deficit to best their talented cross town rival the East Chapel Hill Wildcats 3 – 2 in 10 innings to claim the Big 8 – 3A conference title in front of a 6 deep standing room only crowd at Tiger Stadium Thursday night.  The game presented the ultimate sports fan with every possible avenue of excitement and exhibited superb pitching, great defense, outstanding coaching decisions, and enough offense to keep you glued throughout the entire 10 innings.  Not one of the over 500 fans in...

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Chargers Take Advantage of Knights Miscues and Dominate 16-3 on 97.9 The Hill Game of the Week

Cold temperatures, swirling winds, and active Charger bats generated a night full of Northern Knight miscues that helped the Chargers dominate 16 – 3 in front of a great crowd in Pittsboro.  The game was broadcast on 97.9 The Hill High School Baseball Thursday night.  The Chargers generated 16 runs on 9 hits while taking advantage of six Northern Knight errors and 9 walks.  Shortstop Bryce Davis had 2 hits on the evening as well as designated hitter Zach Sipe.  Zach Sipe’s evening included a 3 run home run that cleared both the right field fence and the girl’s...

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DH Conley Tops Tigers 9 – 2 With Pivotal 5 Run First Inning

The DH Conley Vikings posted 5 runs in the home half of the 1st inning sparked by a Cam Jackson 2 run home run to propel the Vikings to 9 – 2 victory over the Chapel Hill Tigers on 97.9 The Hill’s first baseball broadcast of the spring.  Viking’s starting pitcher David Dobson held the Tiger’s in check throughout his 4 inning starting effort and booked the win.  Dobson made the right pitches at the right time as the Tiger’s threatened throughout the afternoon leaving 10 runners stranded in the contest.  Brock Cross and Cam Jackson of the Vikings...

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Wildcats Bring It All Together and Dominate Chargers 56 – 34

The East Chapel Hill Wildcats behind double digit scoring from Justin Tucker, Chris Garland, and Nick Decapite put on a second half barrage of points and defense to down the Northwood Chargers 56-34 in front of a home crowd Tuesday night.  The Wildcats utilizing their impressive height and athleticism allowed little to no inside scoring and dominated the defensive glass to break open an otherwise close game at halftime. The Chargers lead at halftime behind the impressive shooting of #11 Deuce Powell who generated 15 points in the first half.  The Wildcat’s stingy defense gave only 1 more point...

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Orange Student Cam Thompson Talks Recovery and Community Support Following Accident

WCHL – 97.9 The Hill  welcomed a very special guest at halftime in their Chapel Hill vs Orange broadcast as Orange student Cam Thompson and his mother joined our broadcast time. Cam and his mom discussed his miraculous recovery following a nearly fatal longboarding accident last fall that prompted enormous community support. Cam is expecting a 100% recovery....

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Injury Ridden Panthers Fall to Chapel Hill 72 – 54 on a Cold Night in Hillsborough

The Chapel Hill Tigers rebounding from two recent conference losses used tenacious defense to overpower the ailing Orange Panthers 72 – 54 before a great home crowd at Orange High School Friday night February 2nd.  The Tigers took advantage of an Orange Panther team that was missing all conference guard Mitch Portman and their other premier ball handler Machai Holt by implementing an effective full court press early in the contest.  The Tigers defense caused 7 Panther turnovers in the first quarter and ended the first period with a 16 point lead that they never relinquished.   The Tigers held...

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