Wake Forest High running back Devon Lawrence chose UNC over UCLA on Friday after his Cougars defeated Heritage 38-14. Lawerence opened a plastic football and revealed Carolina blue powder as his way of making the announcement.
The Leesville Road boys soccer coach had just won his 800th career game, but he wasn't expecting a celebration the next morning on Sept. 25, 2017. Students were waiting for him across the hall in the classroom of JV girls soccer coach Sarah Cade.
Aaron Barker was a 6-foot-3 sophomore guard for Olympic High in Charlotte. He was fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. Two years earlier, he played eighth-grade travel basketball on former Charlotte Hornets star Muggsy Bogues’ MB1 team. He died unexpectedly this year, but his friends still text him. His mother always replies.
West Johnston and Cleveland held a moment of silence during the opening kickoff on Oct. 28, 2017 to honor the memory of Cleveland multi-sport coach John Jacobs, who died battling cancer earlier in the week.