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Fuquay-Varina Archives
Apex boys, Cary girls win SWAC track championships
Apex's boys and Cary's girls won conference championships in the Southwest Wake Athletic Conference track & field competition on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Apr 23, 2015
Track & Field: Final day of 2015 SWAC track championships (Apr. 22, 2015)
Apex's boys and Cary's girls won the SWAC conference championships in track & field on Thursday at Green Hope.
Apr 22, 2015
Track & Field: 2015 SWAC Track & Field Championships (Apr. 21, 2015)
Green Hope High School played host to the 2015 SWAC track & field conference championships on Tuesday.
Apr 22, 2015
Extra Effort: Parker Lee, Fuquay-Varina (Apr. 16, 2015)
A track star at Fuquay-Varina High School and a Junior Olympic All-American, Parker Lee is also a recipient of NC State's prestigious Park Scholarship and he is this week's winner of Tom Suiter's Extra Effort Award.
Apr 16, 2015
After 28 years, some push for extra-duty pay raises in Wake County
Over the last several months, staff for Wake County Schools have been looking at proposals that would increase the salary supplement for extra duty employees.
Apr 4, 2015
Adversity leads Broughton to Wake County cheerleading Grand Championship
Despite several episodes of adversity spanning a year, Broughton's cheerleading squad took home the Grand Championship at the Wake County competition on Saturday.
Jan 24, 2015
Apex, Middle Creek, Leesville win cheerleading titles
The NCHSAA state invitational cheerleading championships took place Saturday in Raleigh.
Nov 16, 2014
2014 NCHSAA Cheerleading State Championships
Apex, Middle Creek and Leesville Road all won cheerleading state championships on Saturday.
Nov 16, 2014
Highlights: Fuquay-Varina vs. Richmond County (Nov. 14, 2014)
Richmond County took a huge win 53-7 win over Fuquay-Varina.
Nov 15, 2014
Richmond County routs Fuquay-Varina, 53-7
Things started off bad and never got better for Fuquay-Varina Friday in the first round of the 4AA state playoffs as they were routed at Richmond County, 53-7.
Nov 15, 2014
Highlights: Middle Creek vs. Fuquay-Varina (Nov. 7, 2014)
Middle Creek edged Fuquay-Varina 33-27 Friday.
Nov 7, 2014
Middle Creek holds on to beat Fuquay-Varina, 33-27
Middle Creek took a two-score lead into half Friday night as they defeated Fuquay-Varina, 33-27 to close the regular season 9-2.
Nov 8, 2014
Summers: East Wake vs. Harnett Central, Athens Drive vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 31, 2014)
Erin Summers has the highlights from East Wake vs. Harnett Central, Athens Drive vs. Fuquay-Varina.
Nov 1, 2014
Fuquay-Varina tops Athens Drive 40-21
Fuquay-Varina (5-5, 3-3 Southwest Wake) held Athens Drive (3-7, 2-4 Southwest Wake) scoreless until the fourth quarter taking a 40-21 win Friday.
Nov 1, 2014
NCHSAA releases final men's soccer brackets
The N.C. High School Athletic Association men's soccer postseason begins this week.
Oct 27, 2014
Football: Fuquay-Varina vs. Cary (Oct. 24, 2014)
Fuquay-Varina managed a 21-7 win over Cary on Friday night.
Oct 25, 2014
Heritage's Bhatia wins 4-A East Regional golf tournament
It took a four-hole playoff to determine the 4-A East golf champion, but after 22 holes of play, Heritage High School's Rhea Bhatia won the regional title.
Oct 21, 2014
Volleyball: Fuquay-Varina vs. Apex (Oct. 18, 2014)
The Apex Cougars hosted the Fuquay-Varina Bengals on Saturday afternoon and won 3-0.
Oct 18, 2014
Wrap-Up: Volleyball playoffs advance to second round
Saturday was a big day for high school volleyball in the state of North Carolina as the 2014 N.C. High School Athletic Association state playoffs got underway.
Oct 19, 2014
Football: Fuquay-Varina vs. Panther Creek (Oct. 17, 2014)
Panther Creek used its defense to defeat Fuquay-Varina 9-0 on Friday night.
Oct 18, 2014
Highlights: Fuquay-Varina vs. Panther Creek (Oct. 17, 2014)
In a low-scoring affair Panther Creek blanked Fuquay-Varina for the 9-0 win Friday.
Oct 18, 2014
Apex volleyball sweeps Fuquay-Varina in SWAC rematch
The Cougars advance to the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-A state playoffs.
Oct 18, 2014
Panther Creek holds off Fuquay-Varina, 9-0
With points at a premium, Panther Creek was able to hold their own field Friday in a 9-0 win against Fuquay-Varina.
Oct 18, 2014
Football: Green Hope vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 10, 2014)
Green Hope pulled away early and held on for a 34-14 win over Fuquay-Varina.
Oct 10, 2014
Green Hope tops Fuquay-Varina, 34-14
Green Hope goes to 6-2 (3-1 in the Southwest Wake Conference) with a 34-14 win Friday night over Fuquay-Varina.
Oct 11, 2014
Highlights: Green Hope vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 10, 2014)
Green Hope took the 34-14 win over Fuquay-Varina Friday.
Oct 11, 2014
Highlights: Fuquay-Varina vs. Apex (Oct. 3, 2014)
In a shoot-out Apex took a 45-35 win over Fuquay-Varina.
Oct 4, 2014
Apex uses big 2nd half to beat Fuquay-Varina, 45-35
After a back-and-forth first half, Apex seized control in the second half to beat Fuquay-Varina, 45-35.
Oct 4, 2014
Highlights: Holly Springs vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 26, 2014)
Fuquay-Varina took an 18-10 win over Holly Springs Friday.
Sep 27, 2014
Football: Holly Springs vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 26, 2014)
Fuquay-Varina defeated Holly Springs in the SWAC opener, 18-10.
Sep 27, 2014
Fuquay-Varina defense holds off Holly Springs late, 18-10
It came down to a goal line stand Friday night as Fuquay-Varina held off rival Holly Springs, 18-10.
Sep 27, 2014
Football: Fuquay-Varina vs. Enloe (Sept. 19, 2014)
Fuquay-Varina scored late to defeat Enloe in a non-conference game, 34-29.
Sep 19, 2014
Highlights: Fuquay-Varina vs. Enloe (Sept. 19, 2014)
Fuquay-Varina topped Enloe 34-29 Friday.
Sep 20, 2014
Fuquay-Varina outlasts Enloe, 34-29
After a back-and-forth battle all night, Fuquay-Varina emerged with a road win at Enloe, 34-29.
Sep 20, 2014
Panther Creek volleyball gets back on track against Fuquay-Varina
The Catamounts defeated the Bengals in four games Tuesday night to earn their fourth win of the year.
Sep 9, 2014
Alumni Watch: Berrios brothers have big week
Braxton Berrios caught six passes for the Miami Hurricanes, while Austin Berrios scored the game-winner for the Louisburg Hurricanes.
Sep 7, 2014
Boys Soccer: Fuquay-Varina vs. Millbrook (Sept. 2, 2014)
Millbrook defeated Fuquay-Varina 2-1 in a non-conference soccer game on Tuesday.
Sep 2, 2014
Alumni Watch: Todd Gurley has big opening week
Todd Gurley's four touchdowns was one of many performances by local products in week one of the college football season.
Aug 31, 2014
Fialko: Jack Britt vs. SE Raleigh, Fuquay vs. Millbrook (Aug. 22, 2014)
Jared Fialko has the highlights from SE Raleigh's win over Jack Britt and Millbrook's win over Fuquay.
Aug 23, 2014
Football: Fuquay-Varina vs. Millbrook (Aug. 22, 2014)
The Millbrook Wildcats defeated the Fuquay-Varina Bengals at home Friday night, 34-14.
Aug 23, 2014
Marshall leads Millbrook over Fuquay-Varina, 34-14
Millbrook running back Marcus Marshall scored twice on his first three carries Friday as he lifted the Wildcats to a 34-14 win over Fuquay-Varina in the season opener.
Aug 23, 2014
Highlights: Fuquay-Varina vs. Garner (Aug. 15, 2014)
Fuquay-Varina and Garner played each other in the Holly Springs Jamboree Friday night.
Aug 15, 2014
Football: Holly Springs hosts Clayton, Fuquay-Varina, Garner (Aug. 15, 2014)
Holly Springs held a four-team jamboree on Friday night with Clayton, Fuquay-Varina and Garner.
Aug 15, 2014
Highlights: Fuquay-Varina vs. Clayton (Aug. 15, 2014)
Fuquay-Varina faced-off against Clayton in the Holly Springs Jamboree Friday night.
Aug 15, 2014
East-West All-Star Football Game (July 23, 2014)
The East and West football teams finished in a 10-10 tie in the NCCA East-West All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Jul 24, 2014
East-West All-Star Boys Soccer Game (July 22, 2014)
Some of the best soccer talent in the state was on display when the East took down the West on Tuesday night.
Jul 23, 2014
Last-second field goal leaves East-West football game in tie
The West all-stars managed a 63-yard drive with 48 seconds on the clock to kick a game-tying field goal Wednesday night.
Jul 24, 2014
Team chemistry lifts East All-Star men's soccer over West
The East-West All-Star win Tuesday night at UNC-Greensboro Soccer Stadium was the East's third in the past five years.
Jul 23, 2014
Fuquay's Williams eager to prove his versatility
Tyler Williams played quarterback at Fuquay-Varina, but in Wednesday night's East-West All-Star game, he expects to be all over the field.
Jul 23, 2014
NC Baseball Coaches Association releases All-State selections
Area players were represented on the all-state lists of all four classifications released Monday morning.
Jul 8, 2014
Highlights: Garner vs. Fuquay-Varina (June 26, 2014)
The Garner Trojans and Fuquay-Varina Bengals played 7-on-7 football at Holly Springs High School on Thursday morning.
Jun 26, 2014
Highlights: Northwood vs. Fuquay-Varina (June 26, 2014)
Fuquay-Varina and Northwood football competed at Holly Springs on Thursday.
Jun 26, 2014
7-on-7: Holly Springs hosts Fuquay-Varina, Garner & Northwood (June 26, 2014)
Fuquay-Varina, Garner and Northwood all gathered at Holly Springs for another 7-on-7 competition.
Jun 26, 2014
Local football talent featured on all-star roster
Some of the state's top high school football players have accepted invitations to participate in the NCCA East-West All-Star Football Game in July.
Jun 12, 2014
Wake County Schools adopts new football safety program
Wake County Schools will become the first school district in North Carolina to adopt a new football player safety program this summer.
Jun 9, 2014
Softball: Fuquay-Varina vs. Panther Creek (May 16, 2014)
The Fuquay-Varina Bengals blew out Panther Creek 12-2 on Friday night in a postseason game between SWAC opponents.
May 16, 2014
NCHSAA releases 2014 playoff softball brackets
The N.C. High School Athletic Association finalized postseason softball brackets Monday afternoon.
May 12, 2014
Baseball playoff brackets finalized by NCHSAA
Finalized versions of 2014 baseball postseason brackets were released by the NCHSAA on Monday afternoon.
May 12, 2014
Panther Creek, Cardinal Gibbons earn top seeds in women's soccer bracket
The N.C. High School Athletic Association released women's soccer brackets Monday afternoon.
May 12, 2014
Baseball playoff brackets starting to take shape
Baseball's regular season is over for many teams in the area and several first-round playoff match-ups are already certain.
May 9, 2014
Sixth inning lifts Middle Creek over Fuquay in rivalry game
The Middle Creek Mustangs scored three runs on five hits in the sixth inning to bury SWAC rival Fuquay-Varina.
Apr 11, 2014
Green Hope wins SWAC pitching duel against Fuquay-Varina
The Falcons won a pivotal conference game Wednesday night with the help of an emerging star on the mound.
Apr 10, 2014
11 local players make boys soccer all-star game
A number of area boys soccer players have been selected to the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game scheduled for July.
Mar 31, 2014
Conference cup leaders announced by NCHSAA
Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2013-14 winter sports season.
Mar 26, 2014
Fuquay-Varina towers over Holly Springs in SWAC season opener
Starting Bengal pitcher Jordan Bissette struck out six and added four RBIs as Fuquay won its first conference game of the season.
Mar 12, 2014
Boys Basketball: Middle Creek vs. Fuquay-Varina (Feb. 19, 2014)
Middle Creek defeated Fuquay-Varina in the regular season finale.
Feb 19, 2014
Local wrestlers prepare for state championships
The NCHSAA will host over 1,400 wrestling matches Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Greensboro as the individual wrestling state championships get underway.
Feb 20, 2014
Boys Basketball: Green Hope 61, Fuquay-Varina 35 (Jan. 3, 2014)
The Green Hope Falcons picked up their first conference win of the season Friday night, beating Fuquay-Varina at home, 61-35.
Jan 3, 2014
Middle Creek, Panther Creek dominate SWAC awards
Conference champion Middle Creek and runner-up Panther Creek dominated the postseason awards for the Southwestern Wake Athletic Conference.
Dec 8, 2013
Highlights: Fuquay-Varina vs. Middle Creek (Nov. 15, 2013)
Middle Creek earned a win with a 37-20 final over Fuquay-Varina.
Nov 16, 2013
Middle Creek pulls away to top Fuquay-Varina, 37-20
Middle Creek pulled away from Fuquay-Varina Friday night with a 37-20 win to roll on in the playoffs.
Nov 16, 2013
Highlights: Fuquay-Varina vs. Middle Creek (Nov. 8, 2013)
Middle Creek had a 28-14 home win over Fuquay-Varina.
Nov 9, 2013
Middle Creek separates from Fuquay-Varina in 28-14 win
Middle Creek completed a perfect conference slate Friday with a 28-14 win over Fuquay-Varina.
Nov 9, 2013
Highlights: Fuquay-Varina vs. Athens Drive (Nov. 1, 2013)
Fuquay-Varina took a 24-13 win over Athens Drive.
Nov 2, 2013
Fuquay-Varina tops Athens Drive, 24-13
The Fuquay-Varina Bengals evened their record Friday in the Southwest Wake Athletic Conference with a 24-13 win over Athens Drive.
Nov 2, 2013
Highlights: Cary vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 25, 2013)
Fuquay-Varina enjoyed a home win, 24-14, over Cary Friday night.
Oct 26, 2013
Bengals top Cary, 24-14
The Cary Imps (3-6, 1-4 SWAC) fell to just 1-4 in the SWAC Friday, losing 24-14 to Fuquay-Varina.
Oct 26, 2013
Green Hope dominates East Regional golf
The Green Hope girls golf team won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-A girls golf East Regional on Tuesday, finishing with a total of 236.
Oct 26, 2013
Panther Creek beats Bengals by 18
Panther Creek took a 27-16 lead into the fourth quarter against the host Fuquay-Varina Bengals Friday night.
Oct 19, 2013
Highlights: Panther Creek vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 18, 2013)
Panther Creek spoiled a home game for Fuquay-Varina with a 34-16 win.
Oct 19, 2013
Highlights: Fuquay-Varina vs. Green Hope (Oct. 11, 2013)
Fuquay-Varina defeated Green Hope 14-12 Friday night.
Oct 12, 2013
Fuquay-Varina edges Green Hope
Fuquay-Varina won their first Southwest Wake Conference game Friday night, edging the Green Hope Falcons 14-12.
Oct 12, 2013
Highlights: Apex vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 4, 2013)
Apex went on the road and defeated Fuquay-Varina by ten points Friday night.
Oct 5, 2013
Apex tops Fuquay-Varina, 31-21
The Apex Cougars topped SWAC foes the Fuquay-Varina Bengals Friday night by the 31-21 score.
Oct 5, 2013
Holliday: Middle Creek vs. Apex, Fuquay-Varina vs. Holly Springs (Sept. 27, 2013)
Bob Holliday has the highlights from Middle Creek vs. Apex and Fuquay-Varina vs. Holly Springs.
Sep 28, 2013
Fuquay-Varina falls to Holly Springs, 21-27
Fuquay-Varina struck first, but Holly Spring prevailed and went on to gain a conference win at home Friday night, 27-21.
Sep 28, 2013
Holliday: Enloe vs. Garner, Clayton vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 20, 2013)
Bob Holliday has the highlights from Enloe vs. Garner and Clayton vs. Fuquay-Varina.
Sep 21, 2013
Highlights: West Johnston vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 13, 2013)
Fuquay-Varina survived Friday night with a 22-17 win over West Johnston.
Sep 14, 2013
Bengals survive 22-17 over Wildcats
The West Johnston Wildcats (2-2, 0-0 Greater Neuse River 4A) fell 22-17 to the Fuquay-Varina Bengals (2-1, 0-0 Southwest Wake 4A) Friday.
Sep 14, 2013
Fialko: Fuquay-Varina vs. Riverside, Hillside vs. S. Durham (Aug. 30, 2013)
Jared Fialko has the highlights from Fuquay-Varina vs. Riverside and Hillside vs. S. Durham.
Aug 31, 2013
Highlights: Millbrook vs. Fuquay Varina (Aug. 23, 2013)
Millbrook took a 23-8 win over Fuquay Varina to open up the 2013 season Friday night.
Aug 24, 2013
Millbrook's Inscore pleased with performance at Fuquay-Varina
Millbrook's football team opened the season with a 23-8 win over Fuquay-Varina, and head coach Clarence Inscore was pleased with what he saw from his team.
Aug 24, 2013
Millbrook defeat Fuquay-Varina 23-8
The Millbrook Wildcats (CAP 8 4A) took on the Fuquay-Varina Bengals (Southwest Wake 4A) at Fuquay-Varina August 23.
Aug 24, 2013
SWAC teams take advantage of first hit day (August 7, 2013)
Images from football practice at Green Hope, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina on the first day teams are allowed to hit.
Aug 7, 2013
Hall, Fuquay-Varina sticking with familiar formula
The Fuquay-Varina football program has been successful for years, and new coach Jeb Hall plans to stick with the same winning philosophy.
Aug 5, 2013
Fall sports practices begin Thursday for NC teams
August 1 is the first official date for North Carolina High School Athletic Association fall sports teams, including football.
Jul 31, 2013
The healing process of Fuquay-Varina baseball
After suffering a heartbreaking loss in the 4A State Championship series in June, the Bengals attempt to pick up the pieces by getting back to work.
Jul 14, 2013
Apex hosts Fuquay Varina for summer league baseball (July 9, 2013)
The Apex Cougars hosted the Fuquay Varina Bengals for a summer league baseball game Tuesday evening.
Jul 10, 2013
Wells Fargo Conference Cup winners announced for 2012-13
Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Jun 11, 2013
Fuquay's Daniels commits to UNC
Three days removed from a 4A state championship appearance, Fuquay-Varina junior pitcher Brett Daniels committed to playing baseball at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Jun 9, 2013
Baseball: Fuquay-Varina vs. South Mecklenburg (June 1, 2013)
South Mecklenburg defeated Fuquay-Varina twice on Saturday to win the 4-A baseball state championship.
Jun 2, 2013
Fuquay-Varina takes first game of title series over South Mecklenburg
The Fuquay-Varina Bengals are on step closer to a state title, downing the South Mecklenburg Sabres 3-2 in Game 1 of the championship series.
Jun 1, 2013
Baseball: Fuquay-Varina vs. South Mecklenburg (May 31, 2013)
Fuquay-Varina defeated South Mecklenburg in the first game of the 4-A state championship series.
Jun 1, 2013
South Mecklenburg forces game three of championship series
Facing a 1-0 deficit, the South Mecklenburg Sabres scored 2 runs in the final inning to win and force Game 3 of the 4A championship series.
Jun 1, 2013
Fuquay-Varina defeated by South Mecklenburg in title series
After winning Game 1 of the series, the Fuquay-Varina Bengals fell in two consecutive games as the South Mecklenburg Sabres won the 4A baseball state championship series.
Jun 2, 2013
Fuquay-Varina to begin baseball finals Friday night
The locations for the N.C. High School Athletic Association baseball state championships have been announced.
May 28, 2013
Fuquay-Varina tops Richmond, ties regional series
The Fuquay-Varina Bengals beat the Richmond Raiders 8-1 Friday evening, tying the best-of-3 series to force a final game.
May 25, 2013
Baseball: Fuquay-Varina vs. Richmond County (May 24, 2013)
Fuquay-Varina forced a decisive game three with an 8-1 win over Richmond County on Friday night.
May 25, 2013
Fuquay-Varina advances to regional series, downs Green Hope
The Fuquay Varina Bengals defeated the Green Hope Falcons 3-2 Tuesday evening to advance past the fourth round of the state playoffs.
May 21, 2013
Fuquay-Varina's Lindsay signs with Lees-McRae College
Fuquay-Varina High school softball player Ashley Lindsay will continue her softball career in college.
May 1, 2013
NCHSAA board addresses parochial schools, other issues
The N.C. High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met Wednesday, discussing a number of policy changes in athletics while keeping a watchful eye towards the future.
May 1, 2013
NCHSAA looks at eligibility, specific sports
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors completed its spring Board meeting on Wednesday at the NCHSAA offices.
May 1, 2013
Middle Creek girls soccer holds "Kick Cancer Benefit"
The Middle Creek High School girls soccer team worked with the National Foundation for Cancer Research Wednesday evening, hosting a "Kick Cancer Benefit" at Mustang Stadium. Middle Creek defeated Fuquay Varina, 1-0.
Mar 27, 2013
Former NC State player to lead Fuquay basketball program
The Bengals have hired former NC State player Danny Strong as their next head boys basketball coach.
Mar 25, 2013
Fuquay-Varina promotes Hall to head football coach
Jeb Hall has been at Fuquay-Varina for nine seasons, coming to the school in 2004.
Mar 22, 2013
Habich leaving Fuquay-Varina for western NC
After five seasons as the head coach at Fuquay-Varina, Ryan Habich is headed west to Watauga.
Feb 21, 2013
Our lens on Ryan Habich
Ryan Habich is leaving Fuquay-Varina to become the head football coach at Watauga.
Feb 21, 2013
Winter weather threatens conference tournaments
The threat of ice overnight Thursday and into Friday could cause problems for conference tournaments.
Feb 21, 2013
Deran Coe named next WCPSS athletic director
Deran Coe, the athletic director at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School, has been selected to replace Bobby Guthrie as the Director of Athletics for WCPSS.
Feb 19, 2013
Nick Stevens breaks down the Tri-9 playoff bubble Senior Editor Nick Stevens breaks down the playoff picture for a log-jammed Tri-9.
Feb 1, 2013
Area players shine at senior combine
South Johnston defensive back and running back Quentin Williams was named the Overall MVP of the combine.
Jan 15, 2013
Summers: Southeast Raleigh vs. Harnett Central, Girls; Panther Creek vs. Fuquay-Varina, Boys (Dec. 14, 2012)
Erin Summers has highlights as two undefeated girls teams meet in the Greater Neuse River and of the Tri-9 boys game between Panther Creek and Fuquay-Varina.
Dec 15, 2012
NCHSAA abolishes pod system for football
The N.C. High School Athletic Association voted Thursday to abolish the pod system for the football state playoffs, except in the 1-A and 1-AA classifications.
Dec 6, 2012
Summer dead period among changes approved at NCHSAA meeting
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors completed its winter Board meeting on Thursday at the NCHSAA offices.
Dec 6, 2012
Fuquay-Varina vs. Richmond County (Nov. 9, 2012)
Fuquay-Varina put up a fight but fell to Richmond County Friday night.
Nov 10, 2012
Athens Drive, Middle Creek lead Tri-9 Player of the Year awards
Middle Creek's David Salmon is the Offensive Player of the Year; Athens Drive's Dan Riddle is the Defensive Player of the Year.
Nov 10, 2012
Richmond County rattles of 27 unanswered to get past Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina grabbed an early lead, but Richmond County rattled off 27 unanswered points Friday night in a 34-14 win in the second round of the state football playoffs.
Nov 10, 2012
Slideshow: Green Hope vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 2, 2012)
Fuquay-Varina came from behind to defeat Green Hope in the first round of the playoffs.
Nov 3, 2012
Mitchell: Laney at Middle Creek, Green Hope at Fuquay-Varina (Nov. 2, 2012)
Mandy Mitchell has the highlights from Laney at Middle Creek, Green Hope at Fuquay-Varina.
Nov 3, 2012
Fuquay-Varina vs. Apex (Oct. 19, 2012)
Fuquay-Varina took a 35-21 home win from Apex Friday.
Oct 20, 2012
Fuquay-Varina earns road win at Apex, 35-21
Fuquay-Varina built an early lead and rolled to a road win at Apex Friday, 35-21.
Oct 20, 2012
Holly Springs vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 12, 2012)
Holly Springs had a 48-34 win over Fuquay-Varina Friday.
Oct 13, 2012
Slideshow: Fuquay-Varina vs. Athens Drive (Oct. 5, 2012)
Fuquay-Varina held on to beat Athens Drive on Friday night.
Oct 6, 2012
Fuquay-Varina vs. Athens Drive (Oct. 5, 2012)
Fuquay-Varina let Athens Drive get back in the game late but got the 31-27 win.
Oct 6, 2012
Fuquay-Varina holds on to beat Athens Drive, 31-27
Athens Drive mounted a late comeback but Fuquay-Varina held on Friday night, 31-27.
Oct 7, 2012
Slideshow: Green Hope vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 28, 2012)
Fuquay-Varina came from behind to top Green Hope in a Tri-9 game.
Sep 29, 2012
Holliday: Panther Creek vs. Middle Creek, Green Hope vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 28, 2012)
Bob Holliday has the highlights from Panther Creek vs. Middle Creek and Green Hope vs. Fuquay-Varina.
Sep 29, 2012
Fuquay-Varina vs. Panther Creek (Sept. 21, 2012)
Fuquay-Varina defeated Panther Creek 21-13 Friday.
Sep 22, 2012
Fuquay-Varina edges Panther Creek, 21-13
Fuquay-Varina scored the all-important second half touchdown Friday night to get past Panther Creek, 21-13.
Sep 22, 2012
Slideshow: Cary vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 14, 2012)
Fuquay-Varina got a win in the Tri-9 with a home victory over Cary.
Sep 15, 2012
Cary vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 14, 2012)
Fuquay-Varina had a 14-0 win over Cary.
Sep 15, 2012
Fuquay-Varina blanks Cary, 14-0
Fuquay-Varina went to the break up 14-0 Friday night to beat Cary by that tally in a Tri-Nine tilt.
Sep 15, 2012
Fuquay-Varina vs. Lee County (Sept. 7, 2012)
Lee defeated Fuquay-Varina 37-14.
Sep 8, 2012
Lee County uses big second half to beat Fuquay-Varina 37-14
Lee County exploded in the second half, outscoring Fuquay-Varina 24-0 en route to a 37-14 win.
Sep 8, 2012
Slideshow: Middle Creek vs. Fuquay-Varina (Aug. 31, 2012)
Middle Creek pounds Tri-9 rival Fuquay-Varina 52-21.
Sep 1, 2012
Holliday: Cary vs. Holly Springs, Middle Creek vs. Fuquay-Varina (Aug. 31, 2012)
Bob Holliday has the highlights from Cary vs. Holly Springs and Middle Creek at Fuquay-Varina.
Sep 1, 2012
Middle Creek too much for Fuquay-Varina, 52-21
David Salmon and the Mustangs used a giant second quarter for the second week in a row to build another 34-point halftime lead, and defeated Fuquay-Varina by the final score of 52-21.
Sep 1, 2012
Holliday: Clayton vs. Fuquay-Varina, S. Durham vs. Middle Creek (Aug. 24, 2012)
Bob Holliday has the highlights from Clayton at Fuquay-Varina and Southern Durham at Middle Creek.
Aug 25, 2012
Wakefield overtakes top spot in Triangle OT Top 12
Wakefield overtook Hillside as the top team in the Triangle poll, followed by Leesville Road. Hillside is ranked No. 3 in the Triangle rankings.
Aug 21, 2012
Holliday: N. Johnston vs. Cleveland, Fuquay-Varina va. W. Johnston (Aug. 17, 2012)
Bob Holliday has highlights from Cleveland's win over North Johnston and West Johnston's win over Fuquay-Varina.
Aug 18, 2012
West Johnston edges Fuquay-Varina, 42-35, in wild finish
Lightning forced the players to play a little later than expected, but when it was said and done, West Johnston let their fans go home happy in a wild, 42-35 win.
Aug 20, 2012
Wet weather postpones Highway 70 Jamboree
Rain and wet field conditions have caused Clayton High School to postpone the Highway 70 Jamboree.
Aug 7, 2012
Mountford named Fuquay-Varina athletic director
James Mountford, the boys and girls soccer coach for the last seven seasons, has been selected as the athletic director, replacing Bruce Hemphill.
Aug 4, 2012
Richmond No. 1 in OT Top 12 Poll
The Richmond Raiders are ranked No. 1 in the OT Top 12, while Hillside is the top-ranked Triangle team.
Jul 30, 2012
New coaches to lead Tri-9 teams
Five of the nine teams in the Tri-9 this season will be led by new coaches. Middle Creek and Fuquay-Varina are the favorites to win the league.
Jul 30, 2012
Girls soccer all-star game ends in 1-1 tie
For the second consecutive year, the girls soccer game at the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games ended in a tie.
Jul 17, 2012
NFHS makes 16 track & field rule changes
New requirements for passing the baton in the exchange zone, and the penalty for wearing an illegal uniform highlight changes in high school track and field rules for next season.
Jul 17, 2012
Baseball Rules Committee addresses altering of bats
New language has been added to the high school baseball rules to re-emphasize that non-wood bats cannot be altered.
Jul 17, 2012
Wake schools settle federal Title IX complaint
Wake County Schools announced a settlement Wednesday to a federal discrimination complaint that they did not comply with Title IX.
Jun 20, 2012
WCPSS settles Title IX dispute
Wake County Public Schools announced steps to ensure adequate athletic opportunities are available for girls.
Jun 20, 2012
Policy changes possible for Wake athletics
Changes could be in store for athletics in Wake County Public Schools next year.
Apr 19, 2012
NCHSAA holds realignment meetings
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association held two regional realignment meetings earlier this week.
Jan 27, 2012
Boys Basketball: Fuquay-Varina vs. Panther Creek (Jan. 24, 2012)
Panther Creek defeated Fuquay-Varina in a Tri-9 boys game on Tuesday night.
Jan 25, 2012
NCHSAA football playoffs stay the same, hoops change
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is hosting its semi-annual Board of Directors meeting on Thursday.
Dec 9, 2011
NCHSAA holds board meeting
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors completed its winter Board meeting on Thursday at the NCHSAA offices.
Dec 8, 2011
Hoops Headquarters: Nov. 29, 2011
See highlights from games in Durham, Wake and Harnett Counties in this week's edition of Hoops Headquarters.
Nov 30, 2011
Middle Creek's Jones, Banks named Tri-9 players of the year
Middle Creek wide receiver Kevin Jones was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while lineman Josh Banks was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
Nov 19, 2011
Fuquay's Suggs to play baseball at NC State
Fuquay-Varina High School junior Garrett Suggs has committed to play baseball at NC State.
Nov 15, 2011
Wachovia Cup getting a new name
For over 30 years, North Carolina high schools have been recognized for athletic excellence with the presentation of the Wachovia Cup.
Nov 15, 2011
Fuquay-Varina vs. Middle Creek (Nov. 11, 2011)
Middle Creek took down Fuquay-Varina Friday night, 34-20.
Nov 12, 2011
Slideshow: Fuquay-Varina vs. Middle Creek (Nov. 11, 2011)
Middle Creek beat Fuquay-Varina for a second time this season to advance to the third round of the 4-AA state playoffs.
Nov 12, 2011
Middle Creek takes down Fuquay-Varina, 34-20
The Mustangs forced six Fuquay-Varina turnovers (4 interceptions, 2 fumbles) Friday and rode a balanced offense to an impressive 34-20 victory.
Nov 12, 2011
Slideshow: Seventy-First vs. Fuquay-Varina (Nov. 4, 2011)
Fuquay-Varina got a first round playoff win over Seventy-First, 29-14.
Nov 5, 2011
Fuquay-Varina advances over 71st
The Bengals, the No. 3 seed in the 4AA Mideast, plays Tri-9 foe Middle Creek next week.
Nov 5, 2011
Hillside, Byrd move into top 5 in latest OT Poll
In the OT Top 12 Poll, Hillside is now ranked No. 4, followed by Douglas Byrd at No. 5.
Oct 31, 2011
Wakefield's Pribonic, Athens' Bae lead 4-A golf after 1st day
Wakefield's Stephanie Pribonic and Sara Bae of Raleigh Athens Drive each shot 74 on a chilly day to take a one-shot advantage over three golfers.
Oct 31, 2011
Football playoffs begin this week, brackets set
The 2011 N.C. High School Athletic Association state football playoffs are now set.
Oct 30, 2011
Mitchell: Knightdale vs. Harnett Central, Apex vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 21, 2011)
WRAL's Mandy Mitchell has highlights from Knightdale at Harnett Central and Apex at Fuquay-Varina.
Oct 22, 2011
Interesting early match-ups in projected playoff brackets
After week 10, the playoff projections will become more clear for all classifications.
Oct 20, 2011
Fuquay-Varina blanks Apex, 21-0
Apex traveled to Fuqua-Varina Friday night looking to pull off the upset in the Tri-Nine matchup, but turnovers became the difference in a 21-0 loss.
Oct 22, 2011
Volleyball state playoffs set to begin Saturday
Volleyball teams from around the state will begin the state playoffs on Saturday.
Oct 20, 2011
Hoke drops out, Kinston moves in OT Top 12
With an 8-1 record, the Kinston Vikings are in a poll for the first time ever.
Oct 17, 2011
Slideshow: Fuquay-Varina vs. Holly Springs (Oct. 14, 2011)
Holly Springs fell short on an emotional night as the Golden Hawks remembered the late Jim Hynus.
Oct 15, 2011
Medlin: Fuquay-Varina vs. Holly Springs and Middle Creek vs. Athens Drive (Oct. 14 2011)
WRAL's Ken Medlin has highlights from Fuquay-Varina vs. Holly Springs and Middle Creek vs. Athens Drive
Oct 15, 2011
Holly Springs falls to Fuquay-Varina in emotional battle, 27-19
Holly Springs honored former football coach Jim Hynus on and off the field Friday, but fell to Fuquay-Varina, 27-19. Hynus, who lost his battle with cancer Tuesday, was the first football coach in Holly Springs history.
Oct 15, 2011
Top teams shift in OT Top 12 Polls
There were a number of changes at the top of's polls for week nine.
Oct 10, 2011
Medlin: Green Hope vs. Middle Creek, Athens Drive vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 7, 2011)
WRAL's Ken Medlin has the highlights from Green Hope at Middle Creek and Athens Drive at Fuquay-Varina.
Oct 8, 2011
Fuquay-Varina takes a 38-21 win over the Jags
Fuquay-Varina improved to 7-1 with a 38-21 win over Athens Drive.
Oct 8, 2011
Several shakeups in latest area polls
A number of changes were made in this week's Top 12 Polls.
Oct 4, 2011
Slideshow: Fuquay-Varina vs. Green Hope (Sept. 30, 2011)
Fuquay-Varina crushes Green Hope on the road, 51-19.
Oct 1, 2011
Summers: Fuquay-Varina vs. Green Hope, Middle Creek vs. Panther Creek (Sept. 30, 2011)
Erin Summers has highlights from Fuquay-Varina vs. Green Hope and Middle Creek at Panther Creek.
Oct 1, 2011
Fuquay-Varina takes Green Hope 51-29
Fuquay-Varina at Green Hope
Oct 1, 2011
Not many changes in's polls
With several teams off and most of the favorites winning, there weren't many changes in this week's OT Top 12 Polls.
Sep 28, 2011
Fuquay-Varina dominates Panther Creek, 41-14
Bengals take the 41-14 home victory over the visiting Catamounts.
Sep 24, 2011
Mitchell: Athens Drive vs. Holly Springs, Panther Creek vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 23, 2011)
WRAL's Mandy Mitchell has highlights from Athens Drive's win over Holly Springs and Panther Creeks' loss to Fuquay-Varina.
Sep 24, 2011
Slideshow: Panther Creek vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 23, 2011)
Fuquay-Varina cruised past Panther Creek in a Tri-9 Conference game 41-14.
Sep 24, 2011
Few changes at the top of OT Top 12 Polls
The top five teams in both polls stayed intact for week six.
Sep 20, 2011
Tri-9 race could be decided on Friday
We're about halfway through the regular season, but on Friday, the Tri-9 race could be decided.
Sep 19, 2011
Slideshow: Fuquay-Varina vs. Cary (Sept. 16, 2011)
Fuquay-Varina got a big conference win over previously undefeated Cary, 19-8.
Sep 17, 2011
Medlin: Apex vs. Panther Creek, Fuquay-Varina vs. Cary (Sept. 16, 2011)
WRAL's Ken Medlin saw action from Apex at Panther Creek and Fuquay-Varina at Cary.
Sep 17, 2011
Fuquay-Varina defense comes up big in 19-8 win over Cary
And by the end of a dominant 19-8 victory, the point had been made -- Fuquay-Varina's defense can be as good as any in the Triangle.
Sep 17, 2011
Top teams remain in Top 12
No changes at the top in this week's Top 12 Polls.
Sep 13, 2011
Slideshow: Lee County vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 9, 2011)
Fuquay-Varina blew out Lee County in a conference game on Friday night, 42-14.
Sep 10, 2011
Mitchell: W Harnett vs. Triton, Lee County vs. Fuquay (Sept. 9, 2011)
WRAL's Mandy Mitchell has hightlights from Western Harnett at Triton and Lee County at Fuquay-Varina.
Sep 10, 2011
Fuquay-Varina jumps out quick in win over Lee
The tone of the game was set on the first play of the game Friday night as Fuquay-Varina junior running back Carlton Bridges ripped off a 49-yard run that set up a touchdown in a 42-14 Bengals win over Lee County.
Sep 10, 2011
Significant changes to polls in week 4
There are several significant changes in this week's OT Top 12 Polls.
Sep 6, 2011
Jennings: Cary vs. Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina vs. Middle Creek (Sept. 2, 2011)
WRAL's Jason Jennings covered Cary's 29-7 win over Holly Springs and Fuqua-Varina's overtime loss to Middle Creek.
Sep 3, 2011
Slideshow: Fuquay-Varina vs. Middle Creek (Sept. 2, 2011)
Middle Creek came back from 13 down against Tri-9 rival Fuquay to win in double OT, 48-47, after stopping FV on their attempt to win on a two-point conversion.
Sep 3, 2011
Middle Creek rallies for double-overtime win over Fuquay
After falling behind by two scores, Middle Creek rallied to beat Fuquay-Varina 48-47 in double-overtime.
Sep 3, 2011
East Wake joins Triangle Top 12
After upsetting Wake Forest-Rolesville on Friday night, East Wake is in the Triangle OT Top 12 Poll this week.
Aug 30, 2011
Fuquay-Varina vs. Clayton (Aug. 26, 2011)
Fuquay-Varina and Clayton went into overtime Friday night and it was the Bengals who came out on top.
Aug 27, 2011
Slideshow: Corinth Holders vs. Cleveland (Aug. 26, 2011)
Cleveland got its first varsity win ever on Friday against county rival Corinth Holders.
Aug 27, 2011
Fuquay-Varina tops Clayton in dramatic overtime
After battling back-and-forth, Clayton forced the Bengals to overtime just to fall in heartbreaking fashion 21-20.
Aug 27, 2011
Top teams change in week 2 OT polls
The opening week of the high school football season certainly provided some excitement, including upsets.
Aug 24, 2011
West Johnston at Fuquay-Varina (Aug. 19, 2011)
The Bengals beat West Johnston 42-19 in their season opener Friday.
Aug 20, 2011
Nick's Last Minute Picks: Week 1
Nick gives you his picks for week one of the season - including a pick that would end Green Hope's 38 game losing streak.
Aug 19, 2011
F-V impressive in opener win over W.Johnston
West Johnston jumped out to an early lead on the road against the Fuqya-Varina, but the home Bengals scored four first half touchdowns en route to an impressive opening-week win.
Aug 20, 2011
High school sporting event attendance outnumbers college, pros
More fans attend high school basketball and football events than the same sports at the college and professional levels combined, according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Aug 18, 2011
First regular season OT Top 12 Poll released
The combination of the bigger coverage area and the results we saw from scrimmages and jamborees last week, major changes have occurred to Nick's OT Top 12 Poll for week one.
Aug 15, 2011
Slideshow: Fuquay-Varina Jamboree (Aug. 11, 2011)
Fuquay-Varina hosted Harnett Central, Holly Springs and Knightdale in a four-team jamboree on Thursday.
Aug 12, 2011
Highlights: Fuquay-Varina Jamboree
Four teams gathered at Fuquay-Varina High School for a jamboree on Thursday.
Aug 12, 2011
Players named to Preseason All-OT Team
Several area players were named to the Preseason All-OT Team, a list of players to watch for in the upcoming season.
Jul 30, 2011
NCHSAA prepares for next realignment
In 2013, schools will be placed in new conferences and classifications through a process called realignment.
Jul 22, 2011
Crocker hopes for success in young Tri-9
Experience will be hard to come by for most football teams in the Tri-Nine 4-A Conference this season.
Jun 21, 2011
4 area students win Heart of a Champion awards
The sportsmanship recognition is part of the program offered by the NCHSAA Student Services Division.
Jun 9, 2011
Wachovia Conference Cup winners announced
The NCHSAA announced the winners of the Wachovia Conference Cup for each individual conference on Thursday.
Jun 9, 2011
Weather looks more promising for Saturday events
Inclement weather wreaked havoc on high school sporting events on Friday.
May 28, 2011
Fuquay-Varina's Byrd headed to Fork Union
Fuquay-Varina big man Dominique Byrd will head to Fork Union Military Academy next year to play basketball.
May 23, 2011
Our lens on Dominique Byrd
Fuquay-Varina forward Dominique Byrd annnounced he will play basketball at Fork Union.
May 23, 2011
Fuquay-Varina forward commits to NC Wesleyan
Fuquay-Varina forward Isaac Daniel has decided where he will play college basketball next year.
May 6, 2011
Our lens on Isaac Daniel
Fuquay-Varina forward Isaac Daniel has committed to play basketball at NC Wesleyan.
May 6, 2011
Fuquay-Varina, Broughton athletes win Courage Award
Emily Newton of Broughton and Craig Mitchell of Fuquay-Varina join Bradley Greeson of Southern Alamance as winners of the NCHSAA Courage Award.
Apr 27, 2011
Fuquay-Varina softball team sets NCHSAA record
The Bengals hit six homeruns against Panther Creek, beating the Catamounts 26-0.
Apr 20, 2011
2011 Wake County Track & Field Championships
Schools from across Wake County competed in the Wake County Track & Field Championships on Apr. 9, 2011.
Apr 11, 2011
Former Pisgah state champs in benefit hoops game Saturday
A former North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championship team and a runner-up squad will combine forces for a charity basketball game to benefit their community.
Apr 8, 2011
WCPSS supplies information in Title IX complaint
Wake County Public Schools is complying with requests from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights in a Title IX investigation against the district.
Mar 30, 2011
NCHSAA releases conference Wachovia Cup standings
The Wachovia Cup recognizes the top overall athletic programs in individual conferences.
Mar 22, 2011
Local boys named to NCBCA All-District Teams
The N.C. Basketball Coaches Association released the 2010-2011 boys basketball All-District Teams on Thursday afternoon.
Mar 17, 2011
Tri-Nine releases conference tournament schedule
The Tri-Nine Conference released the official conference tournament brackets on Saturday morning.
Feb 12, 2011
Fuquay football players sign letters of intent
Fuquay-Varina High School football players Malcolm Thaxton and Ethan Ricci signed letters of intent Wednesday.
Feb 2, 2011
Fuquay running back switches pick on Signing Day
Cory Hunter, a running back at Fuquay Varina High School, signed a letter of intent Wednesday with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Feb 2, 2011
Fuquay defensive tackle signs with UNC
Shawn Underwood, a defensive tackle at Fuquay-Varina High School, signed a letter of intent with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wednesday.
Feb 2, 2011
Fuquay-Varina's Thaxton headed to Columbia
Fuquay-Varina's Malcolm Thaxton will play his college football in the Ivy League.
Jan 30, 2011
On The Trail: Thaxton commits to Columbia
Fuquay-Varina athlete Malcolm Thaxton verbally committed to Columbia while on's On The Trail Live.
Jan 30, 2011
Defense lifts Panther Creek past Fuquay-Varina
Panther Creek's girls basketball team ran away from Fuquay-Varina on Friday night 60-28, and they did it with defense.
Jan 15, 2011
Girls Basketball: Fuquay-Varina vs. Panther Creek (Jan. 14, 2011)
Panther Creek's girls basketball team hammered Fuquay-Varina on Friday night, 60-28.
Jan 15, 2011
Fuquay boys take down West Johnston
Fuquay-Varina jumped out to a big lead early over West Johnston, but the Bengals had to weather a Wildcat comeback to hold on to a 55-48 win.
Dec 9, 2010
Boys Basketball: Fuquay-Varina vs. West Johnston
Fuquay-Varina held on for a seven-point win over West Johnston on Wednesday night.
Dec 9, 2010
Girls Basketball: Fuquay-Varina vs. West Johnston
West Johnston's girls basketball team defeated Fuquay-Varina 45-40 in a close non-conference game on Wednesday.
Dec 9, 2010
Fuquay-Varina stuns Cary in conference opener
Cary was expected to be a conference contender in the Tri-Nine this season, but the Imps lost their first conference game of the season to Fuquay-Varina, 60-50.
Dec 1, 2010
Fuquay-Varina vs. Panther Creek (Nov. 19, 2010)
Panther Creek got its second victory over Fuquay-Varina this season, 35-28.
Nov 20, 2010
Ken Medlin: Fuquay-Varina at Panther Creek
Medlin has the highlights from Panther Creek's 35-28 win over Fuquay-Varina.
Nov 20, 2010
Panther Creek comes from behind again to beat Fuquay-Varina
Panther Creek defeated Fuquay-Varina 35-28 in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-AA state playoffs.
Nov 20, 2010
Guthrie to receive national honor from NFHS
Wake County's senior director for athletics will receive an NFHS Citation in December.
Nov 17, 2010
Beau Minnick: Broughton vs. Garner and Cary vs. Fuquay-Varina
Minnick has the call from Garner's 42-9 win over Broughton and Fuquay-Varina's 6-0 win over Cary.
Nov 13, 2010
Fuquay-Varina edges Cary in defensive battle
Fuquay-Varina scored on a trick play in the fourth quarter to defeat the Imps, 6-0.
Nov 13, 2010
Title IX complaint filed against Wake schools
A national group has filed a federal complaint against the Wake County Public School System, claiming the district doesn't provide equal opportunities for girls to participate in sports.
Nov 10, 2010
Fuquay-Varina vs. Lee County
Fuquay-Varina earns a share of the Tri-9 title with a 31-10 win over Lee County.
Nov 6, 2010
Potential Tri-9 ties already broken
There is the potential for a three-way tie for second place in the Tri-9 Conference tonight, and if it happens the tie-breaker has already happened.
Nov 5, 2010
10 area players selected to Shrine Bowl
Ten area players were selected to the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team, the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas announced on Thursday afternoon.
Nov 5, 2010
Fuquay-Varina dominates Lee County, 31-10
The Fuquay-Varina Bengals (10-1, 7-1) 31-10 win over the Lee County Yellow Jackets (6-5, 4-4) gives the Bengals a share of the Tri-9 4A conference championship title.
Nov 6, 2010
James Alverson's playoff projections: Nov. 2's James Alverson projects the brackets for the 4-A and 4-AA levels.
Nov 3, 2010
Middle Creek vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 29, 2010)
Fuquay-Varina defeated Middle Creek 26-21 to stay in the conference race.
Oct 30, 2010
Josh Hailey: C.B. Aycock at Triton and Middle Creek at Fuquay-Varina
Hailey has the call from Triton's 38-20 win over C.B. Aycock and Fuquay-Varina's 26-21 win over Middle Creek.
Oct 30, 2010
Fuquay-Varina survives Middle Creek comeback, 26-21
Fuquay-Varina and Middle Creek came into Friday each with one loss in the Tri-9 conference and the winner would have an edge for the title.
Oct 30, 2010
Cary, Leesville move into Fantastic 50's top 20
Drew Pasteur's latest Fantastic 50 is out, and there are some changes for local teams.
Oct 27, 2010
Fuquay-Varina vs. Athens Drive (Oct. 22, 2010)
Fuquay-Varina dominated Athens Drive in a key Tri-Nine game.
Oct 23, 2010
Fuquay-Varina rolled over Athens Drive, 50-21
Fuquay-Varina rolled over Athens Drive and ruined the Jaguars homecoming festivities.
Oct 23, 2010
Cary jumps Panther Creek in Fantastic 50
Cary made a big jump after beating Middle Creek all the way to No. 21. Just behind Cary is undefeated Panther Creek at No. 22. Middle Creek dropped to No. 44 with the loss.
Oct 19, 2010
Green Hope vs. Fuquay-Varina
After taking a lead early, Green Hope's losing streak continues after losing to Fuquay-Varina 51-19.
Oct 16, 2010
Fuquay-Varina continues Green Hope's futility
The winless Green Hope Falcons (0-9, 0-6) extended their streak of futility at Fuquay-Varina Friday in a Tri-Nine contest.
Oct 16, 2010
Nick's OT Top 12: Week 8
After Hillside struggled early against Person, the Hornets and swapped places with Jack Britt once again at the No. 1 spot.
Oct 12, 2010
5 area teams in top 20 of Fantastic 50
Jack Britt is the top-ranked area team at No. 5. Fuquay-Varina is the only other area team in the top ten at No. 10.
Oct 12, 2010
Medlin: Fuquay-Varina vs. Holly Springs & Lee County vs. Middle Creek
Fuquay-Varina avenged last year's loss to Holly Springs and Middle Creek got a big comeback win in a thriller with Lee County.
Oct 9, 2010
Fuquay-Varina dominates Holly Springs, 38-7
Last season, Holly Springs upset Fuquay-Varina on the road. This year, the Golden Hawks couldn't repeat the win at home.
Oct 9, 2010
Apex at Fuquay-Varina
The Fuquay-Varina Bengals (5-1, 2-1) stymied Apex (1-6, 0-4) Friday in a Tri-9 matchup, 42-6.
Oct 2, 2010
Bengals too much for Apex, 42-6
The Fuquay-Varina Bengals (5-1, 2-1) stymied Apex (1-6, 0-4) Friday in a Tri-9 matchup, 42-6.
Oct 2, 2010
Tri-9 blown wide open
Panther Creek's win over Fuquay-Varina may have come to a surprise to some, but it wasn't a surprise at all to me.
Sep 21, 2010
Panther Creek, Hillside make big jumps in Fantastic 50
After beating Fuquay-Varina last week, Panther Creek made a huge jump in this week's Fantastic 50.
Sep 21, 2010
Nick's OT Top 12: Week 5
Each of the first five positions in this week's OT Top 12 is occupied by a new team this week, including the No. 1 spot.
Sep 20, 2010
UNC football investigation won't impact Fuquay-Varina's Underwood
Fuquay-Varina's Shawn Underwood said Sunday that the investigation into the North Carolina football program will not impact his decision to attend the school.
Sep 19, 2010
Postgame interview with Panther Creek head coach Wayne Bragg
Postgame interview with Panther Creek head coach Wayne Bragg.
Sep 18, 2010
Postgame interviews with Panther Creek's Kam Bryant and Jonathan Douglas
Postgame interviews with Panther Creek's Kam Bryant and Jonathan Douglas
Sep 18, 2010
Jason Jennings: Wakefield vs. Riverside and Fuquay-Varina vs. Panther Creek
The younger Jennings is on the sidelines for Wakefield’s 27-0 win over Riverside and Panther Creek’s dramatic, 38-37, overtime win over Fuquay-Varina.
Sep 18, 2010
Fuquay-Varina vs. Panther Creek (Sept. 17, 2010)
Panther Creek upset the Bengals in overtime off a two-point conversion.
Sep 18, 2010
Bragg knows game with Fuquay-Varina is a big one
Panther Creek head football coach Wayne Bragg didn't downplay the importance of Friday's game with Fuquay-Varina.
Sep 17, 2010
Panther Creek takes overtime thriller from Fuquay-Varina
Kameron Bryant’s two-point conversion pass to C.J. Liley led Panther Creek to a dramatic 38-37 overtime win against visiting Fuquay-Varina in a battle of Tri-Nine Conference unbeatens.
Sep 18, 2010
Season's first Fantastic 50 rankings released
Fuquay-Varina is the No. 6 team in the Fantastic 50, the highest ranked team from the coverage area.
Sep 14, 2010
Nick's OT Top 12: Week 4
Fuquay-Varina moved into the top five this week after blowing out Cary.
Sep 13, 2010
Ken Medlin: Middle Creek vs. Holly Springs and Cary vs. Fuquay-Varina
Medlin is on the sidelines for Middle Creek’s 28-21 win over Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina’s 35-17 win over Cary.
Sep 11, 2010
Bengals hammer Imps in conference opener
Fuquay-Varina took advantage of several Cary mistakes and lack of offense to defeat the Imps 35-17 in a battle of two undefeated teams on Friday.
Sep 11, 2010
Cary vs. Fuquay-Varina (Sept. 10, 2010)
Fuquay-Varina clobbered Cary in the conference opener for both undefeated teams.
Sep 11, 2010
Nick's OT Top 12: Week 3
There were some big shakeups in this week's OT Top 12 - even at the top.
Sep 7, 2010
Josh Hailey: Pine Forest vs. Smithfield-Selma and Fuquay-Varina vs. West Johnston
Hailey tells the story of Smithfield-Selma’s 23-17 win over Pine Forest and Fuquay-Varina’s 42-7 win over West Johnston.
Sep 4, 2010
Nick's OT Top 12: Week 2
There was another shakeup in Nick's poll this week - even for some winning teams.
Aug 30, 2010
WCPSS reinstates after-school use of buses
The school board unanimously voted at a special meeting to put $685,000 back into in its already-approved 2010-11 budget for school buses to take students home.
Aug 30, 2010
Clayton vs. Fuquay-Varina (Aug. 27, 2010)
Fuquay-Varina ran past Clayton in the Highway 42 rivalry, 28-7.
Aug 28, 2010
Clayton vs. Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina stays undefeated with a 28-7 win over Clayton.
Aug 28, 2010
Fuquay-Varina drops Comets, 28-7
The Fuquay-Varina Bengals are 2-0 after an easy 28-7 win over visiting Clayton.
Aug 28, 2010
Nick's OT Top 12: Week 1
Some big changes were made to Nick's OT Top 12. Five new teams have entered the poll.
Aug 23, 2010
Don Ingle: Fuquay-Varina vs. Knightdale and C.B. Aycock vs. Bunn
Ingle has the story from Fuquay Varina’s 40-7 win over Knightdale and Bunn’s 21-13 win over C.B. Aycock.
Aug 21, 2010
Habich: Fuquay evaluating Underwood, expects good season
Shawn Underwood may not sit out for ten weeks as first reported.
Aug 13, 2010
Slideshow: Highway 70 Pigskin Classic (Aug. 12, 2010)
Clayton High School played host to the 1st Annual Highway 70 Pigskin Classic on Thursday.
Aug 13, 2010
Tri-9 looks to be Triangle's best conference
Just a few years ago the Tri-9 Conference was widely considered to be at the bottom of the Triangle.
Jul 31, 2010
Fuquay-Varina, Leesville Road have coaching vacancies
Both Fuquay-Varina and Leesville Road have coaching vacancies that need to be filled.
Jul 29, 2010
Nick Stevens to host live football chat Friday editor Nick Stevens will host a live chat on Friday, July 30, as North Carolina prepares to kick off the 2010 high school football season.
Jul 29, 2010
NCHSAA commissioner speaks to N.C. athletic directors
North Carolina High School Athletic Association commissioner Davis Whitfield addressed a large group of the state's high school athletic directors on Tuesday morning.
Jul 20, 2010
Fuquay-Varina's Underwood commits to UNC
The 6-foot-2, 325-pound Underwood recorded 81 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss and three sacks last season.
Jul 13, 2010 visitors pick best of 2009-2010
Over the last several days, visitors have picked the best players, stories, games and performances from the 2009-2010 school year.
Jun 15, 2010
NCHSAA, NFHS acknowledge Guthrie's work in coaching education
Earlier this week, Bobby Guthrie, Wake County Public Schools' senior administrator for athletics, won a national award for his work in pushing coaching education in Wake County, North Carolina and across the country.
Jun 11, 2010
Wake AD Guthrie honored for contributions to coaching education
Bobby Guthrie, senior administrator for athletics for the Wake County Public Schools, has been named the National Coach Educator of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations.
Jun 8, 2010
Apex edges Green Hope for Tri-9 Wachovia Cup
A strong spring sports season pushed Apex past Green Hope in the Wachovia Cup standings.
Jun 7, 2010
NCHSAA to meet with coaches about pod system
The N.C. High School Athletic Association will meet on Tuesday with football coaches from the state about the proposed pod playoff system.
Jun 7, 2010
Harnett Central moves on, Fuquay done in 4-A softball
North Davidson ran its perfect record to 31-0 and moved into the championship game.
Jun 5, 2010
Video: Championship Friday for NCHSAA softball, baseball
Local teams are competing for baseball and softball state championships this weekend.
Jun 5, 2010
Slideshow: Harnett Central vs. Fuquay-Varina, softball
Harnett Central defeated Fuquay-Varina for the third time this season on Friday in the NCHSAA state championship series.
Jun 5, 2010
Ken Medlin live at NCHSAA softball state championships
WRAL-TV's Ken Medlin reported live during Friday's 6:00 news from the NCHSAA softball state championships.
Jun 4, 2010
Pitching, defense key in softball finals
As usual, pitching and defense should be featured as the top fast-pitch teams in the state prepare for the state championships.
Jun 2, 2010
Softball state championship schedule set
The pairings and the schedules are set for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state fast-pitch softball championship.
Jun 1, 2010
Fuquay-Varina in search of coaches
According to WCPSS, the Bengals are looking to hire a junior varsity girls soccer coach and a girls tennis coach.
Jun 1, 2010
School board member: Drop proposal to cut extra-duty pay
Keith Sutton, the chairman of the school board's finance committee, said he will ask the committee to drop the proposal that would cut coaches' pay by 30 percent.
May 26, 2010
XC state championships moving to Kernersville
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association state cross-country championships will have a new home, starting with the 2010 event.
May 26, 2010
Soccer brackets released by NCHSAA
The N.C. High School Athletic Association released the state playoff soccer brackets on Monday afternoon.
May 10, 2010
NCHSAA votes to make changes to football season
The N.C. High School Athletic Association voted Wednesday to make changes to the high school football season beginning in 2011.
May 6, 2010
Statewide Scores: Dual Team Tennis First Round is tracking statewide scores for the boys dual team tennis state playoffs.
May 5, 2010
Jim Tenopir named NFHS Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Jim Tenopir, executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association for the past nine years, has been named chief operating officer of the NFHS, effective July 1.
Apr 26, 2010
Appropriate dress for weigh-ins addressed in high school wrestling
A revision in the appropriate dress for weigh-ins in high school wrestling was among four rules changes approved by the NFHS Wrestling Rules Committee at its April 5-7 meeting in Indianapolis.
Apr 26, 2010
Standardizing judging of diving highlights high school swimming-diving rules changes
The changes, which were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors, will take effect with the 2010-11 season.
Apr 21, 2010
Athletic trainers, board members speak out on possible cuts
School board member Debra Goldman seemed to oppose the proposed cuts to the extra-duty staff on Tuesday.
Apr 21, 2010
Decision on pay cuts likely won't happen next week
Wake County athletic director Bobby Guthrie said not to expect a decision on the 30 percent pay cut next week.
Apr 16, 2010
Selling naming rights could help generate Wake schools funds
At least one Wake County school board member thinks the school system should look at selling the naming rights at high school stadiums to help with school funding.
Apr 16, 2010
Budget cuts to impact Wake athletics
The cuts, which could total as much as $34 million, do not spare athletics.
Apr 16, 2010
Fuquay-Varina looking for new girls basketball coach
Fuquay-Varina High School is looking for a new girls basketball coach after former coach Mardy Lee Cutchin was charged last month for alleged sex acts with a player.
Apr 21, 2010
Wake County coaching positions open
Four local coaching positions were listed as open on Thursday by Wake County Public Schools.
Apr 8, 2010
Budget situation worsens for Wake school system
The Wake County Public School System's chief business officer says the school system is facing an additional $20 million in budget cuts, on top of other money problems the district is facing.
Apr 6, 2010
Fuquay-Varina's Underwood picks up two more offers
Shaun Underwood picked up two more offers - Penn State and South Carolina.
Mar 31, 2010
Fuquay-Varina's Underwood receives offer from UNC
Shaun Underwood received an offer from North Carolina, the Fuquay-Varina lineman confirmed through a text message on Tuesday.
Feb 16, 2010
Win over Middle Creek means a lot to Fuquay girls
The Fuquay-Varina girls basketball team upset Middle Creek on Tuesday night, and the win could mean a lot for the confidence of the young Bengal team.
Feb 11, 2010
Fuquay-Varina downs Panther Creek in overtime
Panther Creek had to come from behind to take Fuquay-Varina to overtime on Friday, but the Bengals pulled out the win, 48-46.
Jan 16, 2010
Middle Creek, Fuquay-Varina lead Tri-9 football awards
Tri-9 conference champion Middle Creek was well-represented in the 2009 all-conference awards.
Nov 29, 2009
WF-R wins game, but loses RB Jones to ankle injury
Wake Forest-Rolesville has reached the Eastern 4-AA title game but may have to play it without star running back Trea Jones.
Nov 28, 2009
Ken Medlin: Fuquay-Varina vs. Wake Forest-Rolesville
Medlin has the highlights from Wake Forest Rolesville’s 26-6 win over Fuquay-Varina.
Nov 28, 2009
Fuquay blasts Pinecrest, 41-7
The Bengals get a big win on the road in the second round.
Nov 21, 2009
Fuquay-Varina vs. Pinecrest
Fuquay-Varina wins the battle of 10-2 teams, 41-7.
Nov 21, 2009
Jay Jennings: Millbrook vs. Fuquay-Varina
The elder Jennings has the call from Fuquay-Varina’s 27-13 win over Millbrook.
Nov 14, 2009
Tri-9 ties broken; Fuquay No. 2, Athens No. 3, Holly Springs No. 4
Athens Drive defeated Holly Springs on Friday night, 39-37, forcing a three-way tie between the two and Fuquay-Varina.
Nov 7, 2009
Josh Hailey: Lee County vs. Fuquay-Varina and Athens Drive vs. Holly Springs
Hailey reports on Fuquay-Varina’s 35-14 win over Lee County and Athens Drive’s 39-37 win over Holly Springs.
Nov 7, 2009
NCHSAA releases football seeding ADM numbers
The N.C. High School Athletic Association has released the 2009 Average Daily Membership numbers for football seeding purposes.
Nov 1, 2009
Middle Creek holds on for key win over Fuquay-Varina
Middle Creek is now 7-0 in Tri-Nine play and 9-1 overall.
Oct 31, 2009
Slideshow: Fuquay-Varina vs. Middle Creek (Oct. 30, 2009)
The Middle Creek Mustangs claimed the regular season Tri-9 conference title by defeating Fuquay-Varina 15-13 (Photos by John Conway)
Oct 31, 2009
Fuquay-Varina vs. Middle Creek
Middle Creek wins the battle of 8-1 teams, 15-13, over Fuquay-Varina.
Oct 31, 2009
Bubble Watch: Who's in? Who's out?
Nick Stevens explains the playoff system and breaks down who he thinks has already secured a playoff bid, who still has work to do, and who is already on the outside looking in.
Oct 26, 2009
Jason Jennings: Middle Creek vs. Panther Creek and Athens Drive vs. Fuquay-Varina
Jennings has the call from Middle Creek’s 31-17 win over Panther Creek and Fuquay-Varina’s 35-27 win over Athens Drive.
Oct 24, 2009
Thaxton's kick return sets up Fuquay win
Two Tri-9 teams met with one conference loss a piece on Friday night, and the home team came out the victor.
Oct 24, 2009
Slideshow: Athens Drive vs. Fuquay-Varina (Oct. 23, 2009)
Fuquay-Varina survived Athens Drive on homecoming to stay in the Tri-9 conference hunt (Photos by Will Okun)
Oct 24, 2009
Athens Drive enters Nick's Triangle Top Ten
Wow. That's all I can say after last week. Who would have thought we were going to see a 47-0 win by Wake Forest-Rolesville last week? Not me, and not most, that for sure.
Oct 19, 2009
Mike Charbonneau: Fuquay-Varina vs. Green Hope and Southern Vance vs. Cardinal Gibbons
Charbonneau has the highlights from Fuquay-Varina’s 47-0 win over Green Hope and Cardinal Gibbons’ 28-13 win over Southern Vance.
Oct 17, 2009
Leesville Road falls out of poll
Undefeated Southeast Raleigh is the highest ranked Triangle team at No. 10.
Oct 14, 2009
Late TD pass from Roach lifts Hawks to upset win over Bengals
Holly Springs continued their string of upsets on Friday night with perhaps the biggest win in the short history of the program.
Oct 10, 2009
Holly Springs vs. Fuquay-Varina
Holly Springs moves to 4-1 in the Tri-Nine with a 28-25 upset win over Fuquay-Varina.
Oct 10, 2009
Undefeated Triangle teams missing from AP Poll
Wake Forest-Rolesville remains the only Triangle 4-A team in the poll. Northwood is No. 5 in the 2-A poll.
Oct 6, 2009
4-A Mideast region may not have wrestling regional
The 4-A Mideast region includes all 23 teams from the Tri-9, Cap 7, and PAC 6 conferences.
Oct 4, 2009
Wakefield in, Panther Creek out of Nick's Triangle Top Ten
Panther Creek is out of my Triangle Top Ten after being upset by Holly Springs last Friday night, and there's finally a newcomer - Wakefield.
Oct 7, 2009
Ken Medlin: Fuquay-Varina vs. Apex and Panther Creek vs. Holly Springs
Medlin has the call from Fuquay-Varina’s 21-13 win over Apex and Holly Springs’ 23-20 win over Panther Creek.
Oct 3, 2009
Record-setting performance lifts Bengals over Catamounts, 52-41
Hunter has a huge game in the Bengal Tigers' 52-41 victory.
Sep 19, 2009
Rick Armstrong: Overhills vs. Triton and Panther Creek vs. Fuquay-Varina
Rick Armstrong has the report from Triton’s 34-12 win over Overhills and Fuquay-Varina’s 52-41 win over Panther Creek.
Sep 19, 2009
Fuquay-Varina's Underwood, Hunter get offers
New Mexico has offered both players and Underwood has also added an offer from N.C. State.
Sep 17, 2009
WFR falls to No. 25 in Fantastic 50 after close call
Wake Forest-Rolesville is no longer the top-ranked Triangle team in Drew Pasteur's Fantastic 50.
Sep 15, 2009
Hillside moves into Nick's Triangle Top Ten
Harnett Central moves up to No. 6 this week. I decided to move them up past Middle Creek after the Mustangs were taken to the fourth quarter by Holly Springs.
Sep 14, 2009
Fuquay-Varina shuts out Cary, 34-0
Nate Budde gets Fuquay-Varina on the board and they keep on going to knock off the Imps.
Sep 12, 2009
Josh Hailey: Holly Springs vs. Middle Creek and Fuquay-Varina vs. Cary
Josh Hailey reports on Middle Creek’s 22-14 win over Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina’s 34-0 win over Cary.
Sep 12, 2009
Slideshow: Fuquay-Varina vs. Cary (Sept. 11, 2009)
Fuquay-Varina ran for 398-yards against the Imps in route to a 34-0 win.
Sep 12, 2009
West Johnston vs. Fuquay-Varina
The Bengals move to 3-0 with a 41-0 win over West Johnston.
Sep 5, 2009
Clayton gives Fuquay-Varina a gut-check
In a contest between two teams who are known for their ability to run the ball, Fuquay-Varina squeaked by for a win over Clayton, 14-7.
Aug 29, 2009
Is the Tri-9 the best conference?
You read the headline right. Nick Stevens is talking about the Tri-9 possibly being the Triangle's best football conference.
Aug 27, 2009
Only two teams move in Nick's Triangle Top Ten
Only two teams changed in this week's edition of Nick's Triangle Top Ten, that tells me my preseason predictions were nearly spot on, at least for the first week of action.
Aug 24, 2009 releases final 2009 football predictions
Computer rankings are always a cause for controversy, and I'm sure some people are going to have something to say about the computer rankings from
Aug 13, 2009
Nick's pre-preseason Triangle Top Ten
The 2009 football season is upon us. All summer I have been watching 7-on-7 competitions, going to camps and workouts, and talking to coaches about their teams and conferences.
Aug 3, 2009 to host local football coaches, players Friday will bring area high school football coaches and players into the WRAL-TV studios Friday afternoon for a preseason kick-off.
Jul 30, 2009
Repetitive head injuries can leave you more than just sidelined
Concussions are very common sports injuries. Chances are you probably know someone who suffered a concussion during a game or practice.
Jul 20, 2009
Club, high school teams should coexist
In the last few years we have seen an increase in animosity between high school teams and coaches and the club teams and coaches.
Jul 20, 2009
Comparing your conference champions to mine
Throughout June and July we've been polling you to see who you think will win each of the area conferences.
Jul 19, 2009
Triangle 4-A pecking order about to change
The last few seasons, the Cap 7 has been the power conference in the Triangle area, and last year the conference may have peaked.
Jul 16, 2009
Apex edges Green Hope for Tri-8 Wachovia Cup
Green Hope was just half a point behind the Cougars, winning conference titles in baseball and women's soccer.
Jun 11, 2009
Some concerned about the price to watch softball
Last weekend, the N.C. High School Athletic Association hosted the 15th annual fastpitch softball championships at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Softball Complex, but some people didn't get to watch the games.
Jun 10, 2009
Beat the Heat: Enjoy your summer workouts the safe way
It’s summertime. Everyone is in vacation mode. The days are longer, and we have more time to play outdoors. But overdoing it in the heat can take the fun out of summer in a hurry.
Jun 10, 2009
Alexander Central advances to 4-A final, Fuquay in losers bracket
Freshman pitcher Chelsea Wilkinson helped lead Alexander Central into the championship game.
Jun 5, 2009
Softball schedule switched back to original start time
After additional information was received from the schools, the decision has been made to return to the original schedule.
Jun 4, 2009
Rain could put a damper on baseball, softball state championships
Rick Strunk, the associate executive director of the NCHSAA, said Thursday that there is a contingency plan in place in case of inclement weather.
Jun 4, 2009
Baseball, softball state championships this weekend
The N.C. High School Athletic Association has set (most of) the match-ups for the upcoming baseball state championship and softball regional and state championship.
Jun 1, 2009
Statewide softball scores: May 29 is tracking statewide softball scores from the NCHSAA playoffs.
May 29, 2009
Lacrosse snowballs into a state-sanctioned sport
In December 2008, the NCHSAA board voted to sanction both men’s and women’s lacrosse as a championship sport starting with the 2009-10 academic year.
May 24, 2009
Cromie wins title, leads Green Hope to team championship
Michael Cromie of Cary Green Hope fired a six-under par 66 on Tuesday to win the individual crown and to lead his team to the championship.
May 12, 2009
NCHSAA to address issues at meetings this week
The N.C. High School Athletic Association will hold their semiannual Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday morning at their headquarters in Chapel Hill.
May 4, 2009
NCHSAA announces conference Wachovia Cup standings
Wachovia Bank, a Wells Fargo Company, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the standings for winter sports in the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2008-2009 sports season.
Mar 18, 2009
Athletics not immune to WCPSS economic problems
On Feb. 6, the Wake County Public School System announced a hiring freeze effective immediately until at least June 30, and Wake County senior director of athletics Bobby Guthrie said that the freeze will impact athletics.
Mar 8, 2009
Panther Creek owns Tri-8 boys awards
Head coach L.J. Hepp was named the conference's coach of the year, while senior Earnest Ross was named the player of the year.
Feb 20, 2009
Some big games in the Tri-8
Is there anyone who doesn't like the postseason? If so, leave now.
Feb 18, 2009
Mock, Cary make marks at Mideast Regional
With four champions, Cary won the Mideast Regional wrestling title Saturday. Also, Chapel Hill's Corey Mock punched his ticket to Winston-Salem, where next weekend he'll be seeking his fourth state championship.
Feb 15, 2009
Tri-8 boys break ties: Athens No. 2, Middle Creek No. 3
Athens Drive and Middle Creek drew straws the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds after both teams finished with identical conference records.
Feb 14, 2009
Fayetteville State signs a number of in-state recruits
Fayetteville State University head football Coach Kenny Phillips has received his ninth signing class for his upcoming tenth season.
Feb 5, 2009
Fuquay pair sign offers
Fuqay-Varina's Joe Figueroa and Derek Redman signed scholarship offers to N.C. Central and Fayetteville State, respectively, on Wednesday.
Feb 4, 2009
Cary captures 27th straight Tri-Eight title
With 10 finalists and six champions, Cary edged Panther Creek for the Tri-Eight wrestling title Saturday afternoon.
Feb 1, 2009
NCHSAA releases fall standings for conference Wachovia Cups
Wachovia Bank, N.A., along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the standings for fall sports in the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2008-2009 sports season.
Jan 6, 2009
Wrestling tournament held in Morrisville Marine's honor
Marine Sgt. Mark Adams died three years ago in Iraq. But his memory was honored Tuesday, largely by teenagers who didn't even know him.
Dec 24, 2008
Athens picks up defense, puts down Fuquay
The Jaguars held Fuquay to 8-of-25 shooting in the second half and rolled to a 62-45 win.
Dec 19, 2008
Slideshow: (Boys) Athens Drive vs. Fuquay-Varina (December 18, 2008)
Athens Drive dominates Fuquay-Varina and remains undefeated.
Dec 19, 2008
Hunter, Habich receive Tri-8 awards
Bengal head coach Ryan Habich was named the conference's Coach of the Year, while sophomore running back Cory Hunter was named the Offensive Player of the Year.
Dec 4, 2008
Fuquay falls short in 17-14 loss to Byrd
Fayetteville Byrd kicker Danny Fischer kicked a 30-yard field goal with 15 seconds to play that gave Byrd a 17-14 win over Fuquay-Varina
Nov 22, 2008
Douglas Byrd vs. Fuquay-Varina
Douglas Byrd hands Fuquay-Varina its first loss of the season, as the visitors win. 17-14.
Nov 22, 2008
Slideshow: Douglas Byrd vs. Fuquay-Varina (November 21, 2008)
Our cameras were on the sidelines as Douglas Byrd handed Fuquay-Varina its first loss of the season, 17-14.
Nov 22, 2008
NCSCA names all-state teams
Twenty-three Triangle soccer players were named to all-state teams Tuesday.
Nov 18, 2008
Second-half surge lifts Fuquay-Varina over Sanford, 35-14
Fuquay-Varina got off to a slow start this evening, but the Bengals came alive in the second half to down Terry Sanford, 35-14.
Nov 15, 2008
Terry Sanford vs. Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina advances to the second round after its 35-14 win over Terry Sanford.
Nov 15, 2008
Fuquay-Varina, Millbrook JV cheer squads named champions
Among the junior varsity teams competing, Millbrook took top honors in the large JV division, while Fuquay-Varina won the small JV.
Nov 9, 2008
Fuquay clinches conference title, Cary awaits fate
Fuquay-Varina jumped out to a quick 19-0 over Cary, and cruised to 37-14 victory and a perfect Tri-8 campaign.
Nov 8, 2008
Cary at Fuquay-Varina
In the Tri 8 conference Fuquay-Varina is a perfect 6-0 and 9-1 overall. The Bengals run over the Cary Imps and claim the conference title.
Nov 8, 2008
NCHSAA confirms that brackets are finalized
The NCHSAA has finalized the 2008 playoff brackets.
Nov 8, 2008
Week 12: Tri-8 at a glance
This week features Apex at Lee County, Green Hope at Athens Drive, Panther Creek at Middle Creek, and Cary at Fuquay-Varina.
Nov 6, 2008
Soccer Scores: Green Hope, Millbrook, Gibbons win; ECH falls has you covered with scores from the NCHSAA soccer tournaments.
Nov 6, 2008
Leesville Road moves into AP poll, Fuquay gets votes
The Leesville Road Pride will go into Friday's game with Wake Forest-Rolesville as the No. 8 team in the country.
Nov 4, 2008
Pasteur's Fantastic 50 gives insight into playoffs
The Fantastic 50 has predicted many things involving the playoffs, including the big-small split.
Nov 3, 2008
Bengals win 4th straight Tri-8 title
The Fuquay-Varina Bengals won their fourth straight conference championship on Friday by beating Apex, 28-21.
Nov 1, 2008
Fuquay-Varina vs. Apex
Fuquay-Varina takes over first place in the Tri-Eight with its 28-21 win over Apex.
Nov 1, 2008
Week 11: Tri-Eight at a glance
This week features Fuquay-Varina at Apex, Athens Drive at Middle Creek, Lee County at Green Hope, and Cary at Panther Creek
Oct 30, 2008
Rick Armstrong: Green Hope vs. Fuquay-Varina and Gray’s Creek vs. Harnett Central
Rick Armstrong reports from Fuquay-Varina’s 46-14 win over Green Hope and Harnett Central’s 41-12 victory over Gray’s Creek.
Oct 25, 2008
4 players score in Fuquay-Varina's 46-14 win over Green Hope
Fuquay-Varina, led by Corey Hunter, scored 14-points in the first quarter and 25 in the second, to post a 39-0 halftime lead over Green Hope.
Oct 25, 2008
Week 9: Tri-Eight at a glance
Week 9 in the Tri-Eight has Fuquay-Varina at Middle Creek, Apex at Panther Creek, Cary at Green Hope and Lee County at Athens Drive.
Oct 16, 2008
Falcons sweep Tri-Eight cross country titles
The Green Hope boys' and girls' cross country teams won their respective Tri-Eight championships Wednesday at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Oct 16, 2008
Jason Jennings: Athens Drive vs. Fuquay-Varina and Smithfield-Selma vs. Garner
Jason Jennings is on the sidelines for Fuquay-Varina’s 27-6 win over Athens Drive and Garner’s 28-7 win over Smithfield-Selma.
Oct 11, 2008
Fuquay-Varina vs. Lee County
Fuquay-Varina shuts out Lee County 20-0 on their way to a 5-1 record on the year.
Oct 4, 2008
Ken Medlin: South Johnston vs. Harnett Central and Panther Creek vs. Fuquay-Varina
Ken Medlin brings us the story from Harnett Central’s 21-13 win over South Johnston and Fuquay-Varina’s 41-0 victory over Panther Creek.
Sep 27, 2008
Wide open Tri-Eight race begins
In the first week of Tri-Eight play, Athens Drive is at Apex, Lee County is at Cary, Middle Creek is at Green Hope and Panther Creek is at Fuquay-Varina.
Sep 25, 2008
Bengals best Clayton in defensive struggle
Fuquay-Varina improved to 3-1 after holding on for a 7-0 win over Clayton
Sep 13, 2008
Clayton vs. Fuquay-Varina
Get a view from the sidelines as Fuquay-Varina holds on in a defensive battle, 7-0 over rival Clayton.
Sep 13, 2008
Clayton vs. Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina holds on in a defensive battle, 7-0 over rival Clayton.
Sep 13, 2008
Rocky road ahead for Tri-Eight
Conference teams have a collective winning percentage of .210 through the first three weeks of the season.
Sep 12, 2008
53 Wake students named National Merit semifinalists
Wake County public schools claimed 53 National Merit semifinalists, representing 11 high schools.
Sep 11, 2008
Fantastic 50 makes predictions: Holly Springs, WFR, Broughton to win
In addition to the Fantastic 50 Poll and the individual polls for each classification, the computer can predict the winners of each game.
Sep 9, 2008
Fuquay-Varina outlasts Holly Springs
Cory Hunter rushed for 113 yards and sealed the Bengals' 21-19 win with a jarring defensive play in the game's final minute.
Sep 5, 2008
Tri-Eight hits the road in search of wins
Six of the conference's eight teams in action this week are all playing on the road.
Sep 4, 2008
Prep football schedules changed, Football Friday canceled
Tropical Storm Hanna is expected to strengthen over the next few days, and with its potential impact on North Carolina Friday, schools across the state have been forced to change their schedules.
Sep 4, 2008
Josh Hailey: Garner vs. Middle Creek and Harnett Central vs. Fuquay-Varina
Josh Hailey shares what happened in Garner’s 25-20 win over Middle Creek and Harnett Central’s 38-14 win over Fuquay-Varina
Sep 1, 2008
Harnett Central puts its foot down early against Fuquay
Harnett Central made it clear early that they weren't going to allow Fuquay-Varina to get their second win of the season Friday night.
Aug 30, 2008
Tri-Eight teams look to rebound this week
The league went 2-6 in the opening week of high school football.
Aug 28, 2008
Tri-8 looking for experience that Apex has
The Tri-Eight teams that attended the launch party Tuesday had a common message - inexperience. But Apex was the outlier.
Aug 21, 2008
SpartanFest Jamboree highlights many area teams, raises questions
The Smithfield-Selma Spartans hosted the SpartanFest Jamboree Thursday evening at Tucker Stadium in Smithfield.
Aug 15, 2008
Coaching changes rampant headed into 2008 season
WRAL has been keeping a list of high school football coaching changes since December.
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      — Friday, May 1, 2015 10:51 AM
  28. HighSchoolOT: RT @drewcook50: Congrats to my coach and friend - well deserved! "@HighSchoolOT: Eddie Gray named NCHSAA Male Coach of the Year
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 10:51 AM
  29. HighSchoolOT: Our own @JamesAlverson is the NCHSAA Media Rep of the Year! @999TheFan @WRAL @WRALSportsFan
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 10:20 AM
  30. HighSchoolOT: .@Garner_HS coach Eddie Gray named NCHSAA Male Coach of the Year: @WCPSS @garnertrojans
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 10:19 AM
  31. HighSchoolOT: HighSchoolOT's James Alverson named NCHSAA Media Representative of the Year
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 10:11 AM
  32. HighSchoolOT: Eddie Gray named NCHSAA Male Coach of the Year
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 10:11 AM
  33. HighSchoolOT: NCHSAA names annual award winners
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 10:11 AM
  34. HighSchoolOT: RT @CarySportsMed: @HighSchoolOT Congrats @meanmoose35 on the NCHSAA Award for all your services as Team Physician for @IMPAthletics @cfpsm
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 10:06 AM
  35. HighSchoolOT: RT @JamesAlverson: Thanks guys! Lot of people around at HSOT that deserve some credit for this as well!
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 9:50 AM
  36. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: Shoutout to HSOT's @JamesAlverson on being named the NCHSAA Media Rep of Year. His work on playoff projections is awar…
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 9:50 AM
  37. HighSchoolOT: RT @BCHanks: Congratulations to one of the good guys, @JamesAlverson, for winning @NCHSAA's @TimDStevens award. Youngest winner in history,…
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 9:43 AM
  38. HighSchoolOT: ALERT: Dr. Josh Bloom, Cary High team doctor, named NCHSAA Athletic Trainer of the Year
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 9:43 AM
  39. HighSchoolOT: RT @Chris__Edwards: Congrats to my friend @JamesAlverson behind named NCHSAA Media Representative of the Year! Happy for you, bud.
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 9:40 AM
  40. HighSchoolOT: RT @HS_HAWKS_FB: Congrats to @JamesAlverson !! Well deserved!
      — Friday, May 1, 2015 9:40 AM
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