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One more win to go

Wilson Christian, in the first season of head coach Andy Coffman, will be playing for North Carolina Christian School Association boys basketball championship for the first time since 2002 in its gymnasium Saturday afternoon. And the Chargers …
School Sports

Greenfield falls in NCISAA 1-A semifinals

CHARLOTTE — Despite 33 points from 6-foot-5 junior Coby White, No. 3-seeded Greenfield lost 83-75 by No. 2 Trinity Christian of Fayetteville in the semifinals of the NCISAA 1-A boys basketball tournament Friday night. Trinity bids for its …
College Sports

Pirates tested by La Salle, but win home opener 7-3

GREENVILLE — On a day where the East Carolina baseball team wasn’t at its sharpest, a shrewd call for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning provided the spark that the Pirates needed to save their home opener Friday …

Eighth inning dooms BC in conference opener

GAFFNEY, S.C. — Twice during Friday’s NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas opener at Limestone, the Barton College baseball team responded to deficits with three-run outbursts. However, the fateful eighth inning was a proverbial …
NC State Notebook

Wolfpack hope to finish the right way this season

There is an air of uncertainty over N.C. State men’s basketball but the Wolfpack intend to play out the season to the best of their ability. Head coach Mark Gottfried, who will be relieved of his duties following the conclusion of the …
ECU Notebook
Pirates pound Campbell 10-0 for 1st win

Opening weekend didn’t go as planned for East Carolina’s baseball team, but the Pirates delivered on Wednesday when it counted for their first victory of the season. After getting swept at Ole Miss in a showdown of two preseason top …

Duke Notebook
Win streak puts Blue Devils back in top 10

Duke has been out of the Top 10 since the Blue Devils lost to Louisville on Jan. 14, a stretch going back a little over a month and nine games. Besides the last five minutes of the game against NC State nine days later — resulting in an 84-82 …

UNC Notebook
Tar Heels shine on D in rout of Virginia

Not expecting much push back, North Carolina went to Raleigh last Wednesday and put away N.C. State 97-73 in what would spell the end for Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried. He would be fired the next day after going 3-11 so far in the Atlantic …

Community Sports

Futrell still swinging and smoking

Wilson’s Henry Futrell, still addicted to golf at the age of 82, added to his lengthy list of achievements in the game during 2016. The latest feat might be considered the most surprising, likely the most unique. During 2016’s …
Pro Sports

Despite Top Catz glitz, boxing in NC still needs work

In a state where professional boxing does not enjoy a sterling reputation, Wilson-based Top Catz Boxing held its inaugural card Saturday night at Bill Ellis Convention Center. From the outset, founder and promoter Tony Meeks promised something …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Aaron Bancroft, Fike High

Aaron Bancroft concluded an impressive freshman season for his Fike High wrestling team over the weekend, making him this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Aaron finished fifth in the 145-pound weight class at the …