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Better luck next year

A dreadful second half left the Wilson Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team looking to 2017 for its next opportunity to win its Charger Classic Christmas Tournament for the first time. Maybe No. 13 will be the lucky one. The Chargers …
Cyclones dealt first loss in CPIC debut

The debut in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A Coastal Plains Independents Conference brought a double dose of disappointment for the host Community Christian School varsity boys basketball team Monday night. The …

Greenfield’s Stone named MaxPreps Male Athlete of the Month

Coming off a North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A state championship in boys soccer, Greenfield School sophomore Jackson Stone was honored as the national MaxPreps High School Male Athlete of the Month for October during a …

School Sports

4th-quarter surge rescues Panthers

4th-quarter surge rescues Panthers KENLY — The homestanding North Johnston High varsity boys basketball team surged to a double-digits lead midway the fourth quarter and held off 1-A Hobbton for a 71-60 nonconference win Monday …
College Sports
College Sports

Kiptoo breaks Barton’s 3,000-meter record

WINSTON-SALEM — Junior Sharon Kiptoo broke the Barton College women’s indoor track record in the 3,000-meter run on Saturday in the JDL Collegiate Kick-Off Class at JDL Fast Track. Kiptoo, who hails from Eldoret, Kenya, raced to a …
NC State Notebook
Defensive struggles plague Pack early in the season

Rob McLamb has covered NC State Athletics and recruiting for Pack Pride (Scout.com) since 2012. You can follow him on Twitter @RobMcLamb. N.C. State continues to struggle defensively as the Wolfpack tries to discover its identity in the early …

ECU Notebook
Montgomery: Pirates never recovered from loss at Virginia Tech

Scottie Montgomery emerged from the locker rooms and re-entered Lincoln Financial Field with a look of disbelief. His team had just endured another loss, falling 37-10 in its season finale at Temple to finish 3-9 overall and 1-7 in American …

UNC Notebook
Are No. 3 Tar Heels better than last year?

The Tar Heels, now ranked third in Monday’s Associated Press Top 25, sit at 7-0 in this young basketball season after an impressive showing in the Maui invitational. The games weren’t close as North Carolina ran through Chaminade, …

Duke Notebook
Without 3 starters, Blue Devils playing like a top-5 team

Duke’s current roster is not what it will look like when the NCAA Tournament comes (or even when ACC play starts) as three of their star freshmen — power forward Harry Giles, center Marques Bolden and small forward Jayson Tatum — …

Community Sports

Varying circumstances halt 3-time Fishers of Men champs

A pair of three-time champions were saluted in highlighting the annual Carolina “Fishers of Men” Inshore Trail awards banquet in the American Legion hut Saturday evening. However, for each honoree, the three-peats were terminated …
Pro Sports

Lemons pulls out wild win in Thanksgiving Classic

Lee Pulliam looked like he was on his way to a second consecutive Thanksgiving Classic victory at Southern National Motorsports Park on Sunday evening, but a late race caution set up a wild sequence of events which ended with Tommy Lemons Jr. in …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Daniel Martinez, Fike High

Junior Daniel Martinez helped his Fike High wrestling team to a pair of solid showings last week, making him this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Daniel won all five of his matches at 126 pounds in Fike’s …