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Bruins get back to work

Beddingfield High varsity boys basketball senior Madeus Knight left himself in position for the reception of a hero in his team’s come-from-behind 64-58 victory against visiting 2-A Eastern Plains Conference rival SouthWest Edgecombe before a …
School Sports

SWE girls handle Lady Bruins to stay atop EPC

After a few years out of any contention for the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference championship, the SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity girls basketball team is now back on top — for the time being — under legendary head coach Sandra …
School Sports

Late 3-pointer misses for Hunt in loss

Late 3-pointer misses for Hunt in loss The Hunt High varsity boys basketball team started out well enough in Friday’s 3-A Big East Conference clash with Nash Central in jumping out to a 21-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. But by …

Chargers hit .500 with Homecoming triumph

Every player on the roster saw action Friday night as the Wilson Christian varsity boys basketball team celebrated homecoming festivities with a 71-44 win over Ramseur Faith Christian. Now 10-10 overall, WCA of the North Carolina Christian School …
College Sports
NC State Notebook

Wolfpack fully focused on Wake

These days in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the games that seem like “gimmes” are, in fact, some of the most difficult. N.C. State (13-6, 2-4) concludes a three-game homestand Saturday when the Wolfpack welcome Wake Forest (11-7, …
UNC Notebook

Hot Heels have racked up five straight wins

Since its disappointing and embarassing loss to Georgia Tech on Dec. 31, 2016, North Carolina has run off five straight Atlantic Coast Conference wins to extend its record to 17-3 and return to the top 10 in the Associated Press rankings. On …
College Sports

Barton spurts by NGU in 4 sets

TIGERVILLE, S.C. — After two straight-set victories to open the 2017 season, the Barton College men’s volleyball team discovered a new predicament Friday night when North Greenville University claimed the opening set of an NCAA Division …
Duke Notebook

Blue Devils on a rudderless ship

In what was a tough week for Duke men’s basketball team, the Blue Devils lost two games and the team looks lost in a number of ways. While falling to Top 15 teams on the road, like the Blue Devils did to No. 10 Florida State and …
ECU Notebook

Pirates begin final recruiting push

The final push for East Carolina’s 2017 football recruiting class begins this week, but the Pirates already have a large chunk of the group in school in their efforts to build toward the future. With the last contact period set to open …
Pro Sports

Velez suffers rib injury, pulls out of fight vs. Freeman

Pablo Velez Jr., the scheduled opponent for Wilson professional boxer Jamar Freeman in the “Wilson Fight Night” card on Feb. 4, cracked a rib during a sparring session and has pulled out of the scheduled middleweight bout. Velez, a …

Big dreams will be on display at ‘Wilson Fight Night’

Jamar Freeman and Pablo Velez Jr. are no strangers to one another in the boxing world. As sparring partners “back in the days,” as Freeman puts it, each has some degree of familiarity with the style of the other. But on Saturday, …
Community Sports

Guthrie reveals his own NCSHOF all-star lineup at Wilson Hot Stove

Bobby Guthrie, associate executive director of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, learned two weeks ago he had been delegated the assignment of featured speaker for the 42nd annual banquet of the Wilson chapter of the Hot Stove League. Along …

Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Ashley Hartsfield, Community Christian School

Freshman Ashley Hartsfield played a pivotal role in her Community Christian School varsity girls basketball team’s win over Greenfield last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Ashley scored …