Final results from Friday night's high school football openers can be found by clicking the Read More button below. Also, game summaries can be found here.
Kurt Ehlert is an orthopaedic surgeon, but last year he became a high school assistant football coach at Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons. He was an assistant football coach who knew little about coaching football and who coached kickers, although he knew nothing about kicking a football.
Hillside is ranked No. 9 in ncpreps.com preseason 4A high school football rankings.
Veteran Garner High football coach Nelson Smith is the new athletic director at the school and will step down from his football coaching duties after the 2012 season.
Adrienne Millican, a girls golfer that beat U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson in match play in 2001, was an exceptional golfer who later won the N.C. Women' Amateur championship.
Southern Nash's Cameron Gardner is young and still learning about football.
Robert F. Kanaby, the former executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, was in the area this week for the Durham Sports Club's annual award presentations.
Carrboro's undefeated girls soccer team remains No. 1 in the latest statewide ratings of NCHSAA 2A schools by www.eurosportscoreboard.com. Chapel Hill High School has moved up to No. 3 in the 3A classification.
Carrboro (9-0-2), which was tied 2-2 Tuesday night at 4A East Chapel Hill, next plays Cedar Ridge on Monday.
Chapel Hill (10-2-0) has won four straight, but took off spring break and hasn't played since a 9-0 shutout March 28 of Northern Vance. The Tigers host Oxford Webb (8-3-0) tonight and travel to East Chapel Hill (6-4-3) on Thursday.
Led by four goals each from Matt Skowran and Tyler Van Horn, Cardinal Gibbons fended off a second-half comeback and cruised to a 14-5 win over Green Hope at home Thursday night.
Chapel Hill's Sherry Norri has been named the 2012 women's Toby Webb Coach of the Year by the N.C. High School Athletic Association. Norris, who has coached two volleyball teams and one girls' basketball team to past NCHSAA championships, has led Chapel Hill teams to more than 1,100 total wins over 34 years.