Get your brackets ready. March Madness is here again. But this isn’t the NCAA tournament. It’s the Hometown Showdown, where 32 towns in the state will participate in a bracket-style tournament by submitting a photo. The best photo wins
Wake County school board members backed the staff’s recommendation to hold classes on Good Friday, a Saturday in April and a Saturday in May. Administrators recommended those options over extending the end of the school year, adding 20 minutes to the day or cutting into spring break.
The Bulldogs are going to the NCHSAA 4A East final for the third time in as many seasons after a win against the Jaguars on Friday afternoon. Grace Hunter, in the loss, had a new Wake County public-schools record 51 points.
The Garner Trojans, who defeated South Central Pitt 75-64 Thursday night at the Crown Coliseum to advance to their first regional final in the 26-year run of coach Eddie Gray, had a whale of a day before the game tipped off.
It was a play that Cleveland boys basketball coach John Jacobs had made his team practice for the past two weeks and the Two Rivers 3A Conference champions had worked on it so much, that they ran it to perfection each and every time.
Julius Barnes scored 15 of his 28 points during the fourth quarter Tuesday night to help Garner claim a 73-61 victory over Northern Durham in the third round of the NCHSAA 4A boys’ basketball playoffs.
Bobby Stenborg’s 21 points helped propel the Cleveland Rams into the third round of the 3A boys basketball playoffs Monday with a 69-63 win over visiting Eastern Guilford. The second-seeded Rams (23-3) will face seventh-seeded Havelock on at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.