Matt Paul

CHHS Women’s Soccer Wins State Title

The Chapel Hill women’s soccer team scored a pair of second half goals, capturing its first-ever state title with a 2-1 win over West Regional champ and No. 6 seed Weddington in Saturday’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A title match at NC State University. The No. 9 seeded Tigers (23-1 with a lone loss to Cardinal Gibbons which they avenged in the playoffs) shook off a poor first half and overcame a rare deficit, ensuring that coach Ron Benson would retire a winner after three decades with the program. It didn’t come easily, as Megan Dell took...

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Will Previous Tourney Experience Help Heels?

As the UNC men’s basketball team prepares for Friday’s NCAA Tournament opening-round game vs. Providence, it is interesting to consider if last season’s two-game run helps or hurts the Tar Heels. Was a win over Villanova in the round of 64 before falling to Roy Williams’ former Kansas squad in the second round meaningless or harmful for a Tar Heels team that has endured controversy and unexpected roster moves in an overall successful season? Well, if experience counts, then the Tar Heels certainly have some to draw upon from the 2013 tourney. Take James Michael McAdoo, whose fortunes seemed...

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Well-Heeled NBA, Thanks To Ex-UNC Standouts

The Dallas Mavericks? With three former UNC basketball standouts on its roster, perhaps the NBA team should be called the Dallas Tar Heels. Along with the high-flying Vince Carter, now in his 16th season, Mark Cuban’s team also boasts Brandan Wright and Wayne Ellington. Carter may be in the twilight of his career, but he’s still averaging close to 12 points per game, while Wright drops in about 10 per tilt and Ellington records 3.6 per contest. Like Carter, Antawn Jamison is no longer an NBA star, though his stock has dropped even more precipitously than his ex-Tar Heel...

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