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Today's Prep links from around the 'net...

Football


Independence to name coach by next week
Independence High principal Nancy Bartles said the school is interviewing candidates for its vacant head football coaching job. She said she expected to name a new coach next week.
- Charlotte Observer

Vance selects Simpson as coach
Vance High hired Southern Durham defensive coordinator Jeff Simpson as football coach Thursday.
- Charlotte Observer

Boys Basketball


Broughton takes title
Broughton basketball coach Jeff Ferrell may start serving cookies to his team at halftime of all games after Thursday night's 60-51 victory over Millbrook in the championship game of the Cap Six 4-A Conference boys tournament.
- Raleigh News & Observer

E.E. Smith boys top Pine Forest in Two Rivers semifinals
The performance by E.E. Smith in Thursday's Two Rivers 4-A Conference tournament semifinals mirrored their regular season.
- Fayetteville Observer

ECH puts end to Hillside's run
It's not easy being perfect. Just ask the Hillside boys' basketball team.
- Durham Hearld-Sun

Monarchs top Southwest in tourney semi
Northside fought off a valiant comeback by Southwest Onslow.
- Jacksonville Daily News

Page boys, Grimsley girls advance to conference finals
Page boys basketball team edged past Northwest Guilford, while the Grimsley girls basketball team dominated the Page girls in Thursday's semifinals of the Metro 4-A Conference tournament.
- News & Record

Riverside-Jordan to meet for PAC-6 title
Andre Webb pledges his allegiance to the red, white and blue as much as any other Jordan alum. These days, however, he's walking around with a gold and purple heart.
- Durham Hearld-Sun

Scorpions top No. 2 seed Jones
North Brunswick couldn't solve Jones Senior during two regular-season games. But when it came to a third meeting in the Coastal Plains 1-A Conference tournament, the Scorpions finally figured it out.
- Jacksonville Daily News

Semeniuk secures Providence's win with free throws
Providence High is accustomed to playing close boys' basketball games. Thursday, the Panthers figured how to win an important one.
- Charlotte Observer

Vikings, Lions advance
Each of Thursday's winners in the ME-CA 8 4A Conference boys' tournament semifinals at Central Cabarrus staved off late-game comebacks to advance to today's championship at Providence.
- Charlotte Observer

Warren County hangs on in 2OT
Warren County scored the first seven points in the second overtime to finally put away Southern Vance, 70-67, in Thursday night's Northern Carolina 2-A boys' basketball semifinals.
- Durham Hearld-Sun

Girls Basketball


Buccaneers overcome Wildcats in overtime
Just call them the comeback Bucs. After one period Thursday night in the Mideastern Conference girls' tournament at Hebbe Gymnasium, the Laney Buccaneers trailed the New Hanover Wildcats 18-4 and any chance to advance to tonight's championship game was quickly slipping away.
- Wilmington Star-News

Caps win Cap Six -- again
In the fourth quarter of a close Cap Six 4-A girls basketball championship game between Wake Forest-Rolesville and Broughton on Thursday, the Caps had the homecourt advantage.
- Raleigh News & Observer

Cougars reach WHC tourney girls final
Mountain Heritage already owns the Western Highlands Conference girls' top seed heading into the state playoffs, but its coach and players still want the league's tournament title among its accomplishments.
- Asheville Citizen- Times

E. Carteret girls win Mariners will meet Scorpions for crown
The East Carteret girls basketball team rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat Croatan, 45-34, Thursday evening in a semifinal game of the East Central 2-A Conference tournament at Richlands High School.
- Jacksonville Daily News

Jones girls win at the foul line
Jones Senior's girls' basketball team made its free throws count down the stretch Thursday night en route to a berth in the Coastal Plains 1-A Conference tournament championship.
- Jacksonville Daily News

Vikes advance to final
The Hoggard Vikings faced an inspired effort by the visiting Ashley Screaming Eagles Thursday night, but the home-standing No. 1 seed held for a 54-48 victory.
- Wilmington Star-News

Basketball


Cape Fear region prep basketball roundup
Cape Fear region prep basketball roundup
- Fayetteville Observer

For Trojans, girls win, boys are eliminated
As the Jones Senior Trojans girl's basketball team faced its biggest game to date, it was a pair of freshmen that stepped up.
- New Bern Sun Journal

High school results
High school results
- Raleigh News & Observer

Prep- Basketball Playoffs Roundup
Copeland scores 36 to spark Reynolds past West Forsyth
- Winston-Salem Journal


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