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Bruins play host to ‘Birds

One team took the pleasing path to a season-opening win last week. The other sputtered offensively, but relied on its defense and special teams to grind out a victory on the road. In any event, varsity football teams from Beddingfield High and …
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Warriors try to right ship at Hertford County

After a historic loss at Lumberton to open the season Friday, the Hunt High Warriors are looking ahead, not back, as a trip to Hertford County looms. Hunt, on the heels of a 40-0 bashing — its worst regular-season loss ever — tries to …

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Demons seek quick rebound

As Fike High head varsity football coach Tom Nelson expresses: “When you only play 11 games, they’re all important.” For sure, it’s important for Nelson’s Golden Demons to claim that first 2016 win. That will be the …

School Sports
Week 1’s Best

KENDRICK BELL, Southern Nash — Among a whopping 15 running backs to see action in the Firebirds’ 44-13 season-opening romp against visiting Pittsboro Northwood, Bell stepped to the forefront. The 5-foot-7, 177-pound junior amassed 108 …

School Sports
Beddingfield falls to Tarboro

Beddingfield falls to Tarboro Nail-biter losses in three sets resulted in the Beddingfield High varsity volleyball team being denied its first 2016 win in the Beddingfield gym on Thursday. Instead, the Lady Bruins emerged 0-4, dropping a 25-21, …

Sauls paces CBA to tie for second

Sauls paces CBA to tie for second GOLDSBORO —Led by a third-place showing from junior Abby Sauls, the Charles B. Aycock High girls golf team finished tied for second in a five-team match at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Thursday. …

Panthers fall to Wallace-Rose Hill

Panthers fall to Wallace-Rose Hill KENLY — The host North Johnston High varsity boys soccer team was dealt a 3-1 nonconference loss by 1-A Wallace-Rose Hill on Thursday evening. The Panthers of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference trailed 2-1 at …

College Sports

Pirates prepping for opener vs. WCU

East Carolina hasn’t quite officially reached game week yet, but the Pirates might as well already be there. With the season opener against Western Carolina still more than a week away, first-year head coach Scottie Montgomery and his staff is …
Community Sports
Brutal heat, great golf expected for 24th edition of Wilson Cup

The forecast calls for brutal heat and spectacular golf in the 24th annual Wilson Cup interclub competition scheduled for Saturday at Wedgewood Public Golf Course and Sunday at Wilson Country Club. Wilson Country Club opens defense of its 2015 …

A few tips for opening day

Fun still the top prize at YMCA Youth Triathlon

Pro Sports
White helps lead Batavia to 7-5 win over Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. — Isaiah White hit a two-run double in the fourth inning, and Jarett Rindfleisch homered and had two hits, driving in two as the Batavia Muckdogs defeated the Lowell Spinners 7-5 on Friday. Parker Bugg got Ryan Scott to fly out …

Mudcats fall 4-1 to P-Nats

Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: David Joyner, Hunt High

Junior David Joyner helped his Hunt High varsity boys soccer team win its second straight Rotary Cup tournament last week, making him the first Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week of the 2016-17 year. David, playing center back in the …