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Bass takes reins of Ladybird hoops
STANHOPE — Growing up, Jordan Bass was around Southern Nash athletic director and basketball coach Robbie Kennedy a lot. “He was on my first team as head coach here,” Kennedy says ...



Cougars begin putting together the pieces
PINETOPS — As early evening fell upon the SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity football practice field Monday, head coach Jonathan Cobb surveyed the landscape. A large senior class returns, eager ...



Warriors go to work
Standing in the middle of the practice field Monday morning, Hunt High head coach Stevie Hinnant had a panoramic view of his football team for the first time since late May. The Warriors opened prac ...



Howard takes over Lady Bruins tennis from Johnson
They’ve been friends, colleagues and even housemates, so it stands to reason that Jeremy Howard would step in for Phillip Johnson when Johnson announced recently he was leaving his positions as ...



Hunt grad Barron named Ladybirds soccer coach
STANHOPE — Carlos Barron knows the challenge he’s accepting as the new Southern Nash girls soccer coach. Barron played soccer and football at Hunt High, graduating in 2002 before headin ...



The countdown begins
Fike High assistant coach Trevor Pilkington approached a convoy of Golden Demons on the practice field during Saturday’s first official day of North Carolina High School Athletic Association foo ...



Tillman named to NCHSAA Hall of Fame 2016 induction class
Jimmy Tillman assured the audience during his induction speech at the Fike High Athletic Hall of Fame banquet in April that his enshrinement was owed to the many students and teachers he had worked wi ...



Demons, Bruins set to hit the practice field
Under North Carolina High School Athletic Association rules, Saturday represents the first official day that all fall sports programs can convene for the first day of practice. But while the sacred ...



Passion for Fike drives Williams into XC coach role
As a former point guard under the legendary Harvey Reid, Fike High’s Maurice Williams wasn’t about to turn down his alma mater in a time of need. So when Golden Demons athletic director ...



Nguyen eager to get started with Warriors
For Eric Nguyen, adding another layer to his busy schedule was no problem at all when it came to the chance of coaching at the high school where he played just seven years ago. Nguyen, who was a thr ...



Area Brief
Hunt boys soccer tryouts begin Monday Hunt High first-year boys soccer head coach Eric Nguyen announces that tryouts will be held next week, beginning Monday from 6-8 p.m., with Wednesday and Thursd ...



Summers leaving Hunt to return to E. Wayne
Citing an opportunity that he didn’t want to pass up, Scott Summers submitted his resignation as Hunt High varsity boys soccer coach to become the new girls and boys varsity soccer head coach at ...



Area Briefs
Fike soccer tryouts begin Monday Tryouts for Fike High boys soccer team will begin Monday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Fike soccer field. In order to try out, players must bring an up-to-date physi ...



FREE Fike's Nelson named East head coach in 2016 East-West All-Star Game
At every stop of his head coaching career, Fike High varsity football coach Tom Nelson has successfully taken on the role of a program builder. Now, he’ll get a chance to do it in the span of ...



Evans, Martin depart as winners at East-West Game
GREENSBORO — One more opportunity to suit up in a high school football uniform was presented to Fike High’s Anthony Evans and Aramahs Martin of Southern Nash during Thursday’s 67th a ...



Second-half surge lifts East to 27-13 win
GREENSBORO — Clayton High wide receiver Eric Hoy caught a pair of touchdown passes, and Elizabeth City Northeastern quarterback Ge’Dari Liverman threw for one score and ran for another as ...



LAST DANCE
BROWNS SUMMIT — Wilson’s all-state trio came to Macpherson Stadium on Tuesday night for the final time on the same platform and for the second, but last, time on the same team. The playi ...



A better ending this time for Josh
GREENSBORO — The last time Josh Willingham walked off the court as a high school player was after Hunt’s 65-52 loss to Fayetteville Terry Sanford in the North Carolina High School Athletic ...



East, Willingham prevail in All-Star shootout 122-115
GREENSBORO — North Carolina State signee Shaun Kirk made the biggest impression during Monday night’s 67th annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game inside the Gree ...



Hunt grad Dickens to keep chasing hoop dreams at St. Aug's
Hunt High graduate Orlando Dickens has high hopes when it comes to sports. But he’s also got a backup plan. The 5-foot-9, 150-pound guard is hoping to stick with the St. Augustine’s ...



Harper brings it back home to Fike volleyball
Stricken by coaching fever, Jaleesa Harper expressed the eagerness to provide a summer volleyball camp at Fike High, her alma mater. Harper, a 2010 Fike graduate, approached athletic director Toni ...



Fike's Evans seeks to complete transformation at East-West
The development of Fike High graduate Anthony Evans as a football player closely mirrored that of the Golden Demon program over the last four seasons. As a shy freshman, Evans was quietly racking u ...



Firebirds' Martin ready to make most of East-West opportunity
Despite a number of high school football games that were taken away from Aramahs Martin in his senior season, the Southern Nash High product will have one more opportunity to set foot on a prep gridir ...



West goes a little bit higher at summer meets
Ian West ended his Fike High pole vault career on the highest possible note back in early May, capturing his fourth straight state 3-A championship with a Fike personal-best vault of 16 feet, 0 inches ...



Going out in style
The transition from high school to college athlete has already started for Hunt High graduate Josh Willingham. But forgive him if he takes a few days to enjoy high school again. The 6-foot-5, 21 ...




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