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Another championship season?

In quest of a fifth consecutive North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A championship, the Wilson Christian Academy softball team tested the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A ranks on a sun-splashed Friday afternoon and …
School Sports

Sorry, not sorry

Wilson Christian junior Anna Grace Abrams stood on the hilly side of the Chargers’ soccer field late in Friday’s mercy-rule shortened game with Wilmington Christian, doing her best to position the ball for a 65th-minute corner …
College Sports

BC claims 1st win in women’s lacrosse

The sweet taste of victory has arrived for the Barton College women’s lacrosse team. After seven matches failed to yield a winning result for the first-year program, the Lady Bulldogs broke through in attempt No. 8, never trailing and …

Lots of life lessons in Bulldogs’ title run

All too often as sports fans and sports writers, we tend to glamorize athletes and their accomplishments more than their intrinsic value. After all, it is just a game. But every now and then we are reminded that sports serves as more than just a …
ECU Notebook

Grayson ready to be Pirates’ No. 1 WR

Last season wasn’t easy for Davon Grayson. Instead of being next to his great friend and East Carolina’s record-breaking wide receiver Zay Jones on the field and the rest of the senior class he came in with, Grayson was forced to …
NC State Notebook
Jones shows his skills during Pro Day at N.C. State

At times his play was maddening but during his time at N.C. State it was clear Josh Jones always possessed impressive athleticism. Pro scouts recently witnessed Jones firsthand. N.C. State hosted its Pro Day Monday and Jones was among several …

Duke Notebook
Blue Devils’ rollercoaster ride ends on a down note

All good things must end. This Duke basketball season was many different things at many different times, sometimes even in different states at the same time. Heading into the preseason, there was more promise and higher expectations than for any …

UNC Notebook
Tar Heels advance to Sweet 16 in thriller

It was the definition of survive and advance as No. 1 seed North Carolina trailed No. 8 seed Arkansas by five points with just under four minutes to play in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament South Regional second-round game in Greenville, South …

Community Sports

Off to the Everglades

There is an Ansel Adams exhibit in Raleigh. If you are unfamiliar with Adams, he is as much responsible for the growth of awareness of the national park system during its inception as anyone. His photography is considered one of America’s …
Pro Sports

SNMP season opener reset to March 26

The anticipation of rain in the area Saturday night has prompted Southern National Motorsports Park officials to postpone its season opener one week to Saturday, March 26. With forecast models predicting anywhere from a 70- to a 90-percent chance …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Austin Worley, Beddingfield High

Austin Worley helped his Beddingfield High varsity baseball team continue its best start in four seasons last week, making him this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Austin, a junior, was the winning pitcher in the …