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School Sports

Things to know about the 40th annual FFHT girls tournament

TITLES Fike 19 Beddingfield 11 Hunt 4 Charles B. Aycock 1 Lee County 1 Raleigh Millbrook 1 Fayetteville Westover 1 Apex 1 RUNNER-UP FINISHES Beddingfield 16 Hunt …

Area calendar, Dec. 18-19

Monday, December 18 High School Varsity Boys Basketball C.B. Aycock at D.H. Conley, 8 p.m.; Farris and Farris Holiday Tournament at Fike, first round — Smithfield-Selma at Fike, 8 …

Lady Falcons start 2-0 in conference

GREENVILLE — The Charles B. Aycock High varsity girls basketball team continued its successful start to the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference season with a 46-34 conquest of host 3-A Greenville …
Fike @ 50

Cyclones’ precious memories

Whatever paths their lives have traversed in the last half century, members of Fike High’s football team in 1967 are forever bonded by an experience that had an impact far beyond winning the state …

1967 Fike High Cyclones seniors

STEVE BARNES — Starting offensive/defensive lineman. Worked in the roofing industry. Died October 2013. SARVIS BASS — Starting pulling guard. Graduated from N.C. State University. Has …

Fike Cyclones reign as 1967 state champs

Whether it was destiny or determination, the Fike High Cyclones became state champions with a stirring second-half comeback to defeat South Mecklenburg 28-14 in the North Carolina High School …
COLLEGE SPORTS
Duke Notebook

Blue Devils stunned by Boston College in early ACC opener

Duke dropped its first game of the season in an unusually early ACC opener at Boston College on Dec. 7. The loss was going to come at some point, but the fact that it came to a team like the Eagles, …
NC State Notebook

Dorn just does his job for the Wolfpack

Torin Dorn Jr. does not think of himself as a power forward. He is just a guy doing his job. The redshirt junior hauled in 17 rebounds, to go with his 22 points, in North …
UNC Notebook

Pinson challenged to lead Tar Heels defense

After a dominant 104–61 win over Western Carolina, the North Carolina basketball team now has a break for final exams before traveling to Knoxville to face No. 20 Tennessee on Sunday. At 9–1 …
ECU Notebook

Lebo announces stunning resignation as Pirates head coach

Jeff Lebo sent shockwaves through the college basketball world Wednesday, stepping down as ECU’s men’s basketball head coach just six games into his eighth season. Lebo surprised Director of …

Barton routs Converse 103-53 in Wynn’s season debut

Junior Kianna Wynn, in her 2017-18 debut, and redshirt senior Alex Kimble combined for 51 points to ignite the Barton College women’s basketball team to a 103-53 rout of NCAA Division II Conference …

A dish served cold

Junior guard Zach Grant jump-started the second-half turnaround. Bobby Stenborg, a 6-foot-5 junior, and Isaiah Buck-Lowman, a 6-6 sophomore, spearheaded a passionate, determined finish. The result …
Community Sports

Hatcher, Gore top list of Wilson Hot Stove banquet guests

Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Hatcher will be the featured guest at the 43rd annual Wilson Hot Stove League banquet, set for Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Recreation Park Community Center. MacKenzie …
Pro Sports

McCall claims 17th SNMP Thanksgiving Classic

LUCAMA — Matt McCall scored the victory in the 17th Thanksgiving Classic on Sunday evening, his first win in Southern National Motorsports Park’s premiere race and his first win since …
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Bryce Johnson, Hunt High

Senior Bryce Johnson helped his Hunt High boys swim team win its third straight 3-A Big East Conference meet last week, making him this week’s Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the …