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Hunt gets culture check

The team shirts of the Hunt High varsity boys soccer team have a one-sentence instruction as a slogan: “Do It For The Culture.” While it’s a culture bathed in 3-A Big East Conference titles …
School Sports

Tough lesson for Bruins in Warriors’ wild win Friday

Friday night’s game-ending Hunt-Beddingfield High varsity football scene in Beddingfield’s stadium still lingers. Trailing 28-26, the Bruins have time enough for one more play. Quarterback …

Week 5 Friday’s Finest

TIQUEZ TAYLOR, Hunt — Triggered Warriors comeback from a 26-0 deficit to a 28-26 victory, rushing for 135 yards on 13 rushes and notching touchdowns on carries of 6 and 18 yards. Also on the …

Firebirds stun Demons 3-2

STANHOPE — Shawn Trice finished a pass from Adolfo Gonzalez to give host Southern Nash the decisive goal in its 3-2 victory over Fike in Monday’s 3-A Big East Conference varsity boys soccer …
Fike @ 50

Fike opens conference play with a bang!

This is the second installment of a season-long series recapping each game of Fike High’s 1967 varsity football season that ended with the first of three straight North Carolina High School …

Cyclone Country Revisited

Step aboard the time machine as we travel back to 1967. The long, hot summer is drawing to a close and excitement is brewing as football season approaches in the sleepy little eastern North Carolina town of Wilson.

Fike put up a noble fight, but ...

This is the first installment of a season-long series recapping each game of Fike High’s 1967 varsity football season that ended with the first of three straight North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4-A championships.
COLLEGE SPORTS
Duke Notebook

Blue Devils are rolling early in the season

To the surprise of no one, Duke won its season-opening football game against crosstown foe North Carolina Central University in the annual Bull City Gridiron Classic. But the margin of victory …
ECU Notebook

Pirates take new direction on defense

It took only two weeks into the season for East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery to re-evaluate and make a major move on his coaching staff. After the Pirates allowed a program-record 49 …
UNC Notebook

A lot of questions remain about Tar Heels defense

North Carolina entered the 2017 football season with lots of questions on the offensive side of the ball offset by optimism about the ability of a more veteran defense to lead the way until the …
NC State Notebook

No time to sulk for ‘Pack

N.C. State has taken a one day at a time approach in the buildup to the 2017 season. That will be tested this week. The Wolfpack won every major offensive statistic, but came up short where it …
Community Sports

Back to back for Lake Wilson 8.0’s

The Lake Wilson Tennis Club Ages 40 & Over 8.0 mixed doubles team won the North Carolina state championship last week in Asheville.Defending its championship from last season, Lake Wilson bested 14 …

Little Demons start season with 2 wins at Northern Nash

ROCKY MOUNT — The Wilson Parks and Recreation Department Little Demons kicked off their Eastern North Carolina Football League season for youth tackle football Saturday, Sept. 9, at Northern …
Pro Sports

McCaskill finds victory lane in return to Southern National

Earlier this season, Ashlyn McCaskill, the daughter of the iconic four-time Southern National Motorsports Park track champion Deac McCaskill, was involved in an accident in qualifying ahead of the …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Amoret Stinagle, Hunt High

Amoret Stinagle helped her Hunt High varsity volleyball team win two of its three matches last week, making her this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Amoret, a senior …