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Boyette bound for Barton

Regarding his golf game, Fike High senior Bryson Boyette, as the result of a spectacular spring and summer, has earned the reputation of a “late bloomer.” Yet, head coach Ashley Leonard expects just the opposite when the 17-year-old …
School Sports
C.B. Aycock falls to North Lenoir

C.B. Aycock falls to North Lenoir PIKEVILLE — The going against 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference opposition continued tough for the Charles B. Aycock High varsity boys basketball team in a 53-43 loss to visiting North Lenoir on Wednesday …

College Sports
NC State Notebook

So far, close at home no problem for NCSU

N.C. State is perfect at home this season but it has not been easy. The Wolfpack have won three of their four games in Raleigh by four points or less. While the games have been tighter than many have expected, head coach Mark Gottfried remains …
College Sports

Freshmen help BC rout ECSU

Led by freshman forward Isaiah Buck-Lowman’s career-high 24 points, the Barton College men’s basketball team cruised to a 106-87 nonconference win over Elizabeth City State on Tuesday evening in Wilson Gym. The NCAA Division II …
Duke Notebook

Blue Devils finally getting healthier as 2 of top 3 freshmen now in action

The Duke basketball team you saw before last week’s Duke Notebook is not the team you’re going to see moving forward — and that gives Blue Devils’ fans some early Christmas presents. Freshmen Jayson Tatum and Marques …
ECU Notebook

Pirates ready to hit the recruiting road

Hoping to reverse its fortunes on the field following a 3-9 season, East Carolina has made it a mission to recruit prospects from winning high school programs for its 2017 recruiting class. The Pirates hit a home run in two of their most …

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, …

Community Sports

Knowing the target

When I used to teach hunter education, we saved the section on wildlife identification and worked it in with duck hunting. Duck hunting may be the most important type of hunt that requires proper identification due to the regulations limiting …
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: Kayla Kent, Hunt High

Kayla Kent helped her Hunt High varsity girls basketball team win its first three games of the season last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Kayla, a junior guard, totaled 25 points, six …