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Showing their bark

The Barton College men’s basketball team managed to avoid wilting; NCAA Division II nationally ranked Limestone (South Carolina) College panicked. Freshman Michael Boykin’s free throw with 33.4 seconds remaining stood up and Barton …
College Sports

Barton women fall to Limestone

These Saints were absolutely cantankerous. In fact, some observers described them as intimidating. The Barton College women’s basketball team played as if intimidated the opening quarter and could not shake a 26-9 deficit in falling 92-63 …

Pro Sports

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 …

College Sports
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 …
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 …
College Sports

In praise of Pirates

Head coach Cliff Godwin didn’t discuss the merits of his East Carolina University baseball team being preseason ranked as high as No. 10 among NCAA Division I baseball teams in his comments to a turnout of some 300 at the 42nd Wilson chapter …
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, …
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 …
School Sports

ENCSD recovers for overtime win

A fatigued Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf varsity boys basketball team bounced back in overtime to deal Haliwa Tribal a 69-60 defeat inside ENCSD’s Barney Williamson Gymnasium on Thnrsday night. The Fighting Hornets were playing …

Lady Chargers win 4th straight game

The Wilson Christian varsity girls basketball is beginning to reap the benefits of witnessing shots drop through the basket. Junior Anna Snead poured in 11 points for the Lady Chargers, and Wilson Christian surged to its fourth consecutive …
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 …