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Beddingfield defense carries the night in opening 27-6 win at Goldsboro

The opening act for first-year Beddingfield High defensive coordinator Roland Loftin was nothing short of a success last week against Goldsboro. For a time, it had to be. With the Bruins’ offense sputtering at the same rate as the Cougars in …
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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
Lady Demons drub Washington 8-1 to climb to 5-0

Continuing its winning ways Wednesday afternoon, the Fike High girls tennis team moved one of its four freshman in Logan Adkins up to the No. 2 position, and the Lady Golden Demons didn’t miss a beat in a comfortable 8-1 win over Washington. …

Firebirds squeezed by Spartans 2-1

Firebirds squeezed by Spartans 2-1 SMITHFIELD ­— Southern Nash took an early lead in Tuesday’s varsity boys soccer match before host Smithfield-Selma rallied for a 2-1 victory. The 3-A Big East Conference Firebirds jumped in front …

Area Calendar Aug. 25-26

Thursday, August 25 High School Varsity Boys Soccer Community Christian at Kerr-Vance, 5 p.m.; Beddingfield at Greene Central, 6 p.m.; Wake Christian at Wilson Christian, 6 p.m. High School Varsity Volleyball C.B. Aycock at Goldsboro, 5 p.m.; North …

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
Fun still the top prize at YMCA Youth Triathlon

They came, they biked, they swam and they ran. But mostly, the 47 competitors in the Wilson Family YMCA’s seventh annual Youth Triathlon on Saturday morning at Recreation Park had fun. “Yes!” exclaimed 6-year-old Farris Carinci …

Area Briefs

Basics of firearms for dove season

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 …