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Minus Foster, Firebirds play host to Warriors

Varsity football teams from Hunt High and Southern Nash will finally return to the field Friday after an unplanned two-week hiatus brought on by Hurricane Matthew. The Firebirds, ranked No. 4 among 3-A teams in the latest North Carolina …

Fike, West happy to be back in action

Like all high school football teams that haven’t played since the first week of October due to the impact from Hurricane Matthew, the Fike High Golden Demons are happy to be able to get back on the field Friday night. Fike will be the guest …

Bruins attempt homecoming again

For the second time this season, the Beddingfield High varsity football team attempts to play its Homecoming game when it welcomes Washington for a key 2-A Eastern Plains Conference clash Friday night at 7:30. “We look at it as sort of …

Week 9 Football Forecast

The Football Forecast for week 9 of the high school football season.

School Sports
Lady Falcons fall to 4-A New Bern in 4

Lady Falcons fall to 4-A New Bern in 4 PIKEVILLE — The host Charles B. Aycock High varsity volleyball team offered stouter competition after a dismal opening set, but could not avoid a 25-5, 30-28, 23-25, 25-15 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina …

Charles B. Aycock clips South Central

Panthers overcome Beddingfield, 4-2

Community Sports
Thrills of climbing abound

Ever since I read the book “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer, I have been fascinated with mountain climbing. Not that I am a mountain climber. Age, ability and resources have limited that option. But I do feel like I have gained …

Area Briefs

Howell reaches quarterfinals of World Long Drive Championships

Pro Sports
Former Mudcats prominent on playoff rosters

The allure of minor league baseball, aside from an enjoyable outing at the ballpark, is the chance to see some players who will later play in the big leagues. Fans of the Carolina Mudcats should recognize several players who could play prominent …

Mudcats switch from Braves to Brewers affiliation

‘A Night of Pro Boxing’ postponed

ECU Notebook

Pirates get healthy over unexpected break

It appears East Carolina’s football team will be as healthy as possible when it travels to Cincinnati and attempts to snap its four-game losing streak this weekend. After an unscheduled, but needed, week off due to the postponement of the …
College Sports
Bulldogs blanked 3-0 by Chowan

The woes of the Barton College men’s soccer team manifested with a 3-0 NCAA Division II nonconference loss to Chowan University on the Barton Outdoor Athletic Complex pitch Thursday evening. Chowan extended a 1-0 halftime edge in dealing …

More firsts for Barton swimmers

Hall a ‘Bulldog for life’

Barton Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016 capsules

Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Ashley Hardy, Wilson Christian Academy

Ashley Hardy produced her best performance of the season for her Wilson Christian Academy girls cross-country team last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Ashley, a sophomore, finished sixth out …