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Those pesky members of Generation Z. You know, the source of all the affronts and indignities one could ever possibly list. From famine, pestilence and the one-and-done college basketball … more
You always remember a guy like Richard Byrd. Sadly, memories are all that family and friends have of the former high school teacher and coach who spent eight years at Hunt High in a career … more
As high school sports have become more inclusive and sophisticated over the past three decades, they’ve also become a lot more expensive. The cost to outfit a football player, not including … more
In what now seems like a time long ago, baseball teams from Hunt High and Fike were scheduled to play on Fike’s Gilbert Ferrell Field on Thursday night. The weather, unlike some of its … more
PINETOPS — On a SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity boys basketball team where instant offense always seemed to be a pass or two away, senior guard Slate Hinton stood at the ready to make … more
I am really distraught and disappointed that our spring sports season was suspended. Distraught because of how I had to relay the message to our track and field teams after practice on that day, … more
Despite completing her career as the most imposing low-post presence in the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference, Beddingfield High senior Makayla Everette wasn’t sure if her performance would merit a … more
In sharing a conference with a defending state champion, standing out individually amongst peers does not rank as the easiest of accomplishments. But SouthWest Edgecombe High senior Keishon … more
For the teammates of SouthWest Edgecombe High senior Keishon Porter, there was nowhere to hide. While the 6-foot-5 senior maintained a busy basketball schedule outside of the Cougars in his quest … more
Once the gentle giant decided to assert her imposing presence and turn aggressive, she proved all but unstoppable. Makayla Everette, a 6-foot-4 senior described by her Beddingfield High head … more
As Greenfield School senior Creighton Lebo suspected it would, life sometimes just sorts itself out. Despite two great seasons with the Knights, the 6-foot-1 guard had yet to attract any real … more
Recruiting is the lifeblood of any college football program. During what is now the month of December, hundreds upon hundreds of players sign National Letters of Intent to populate NCAA Division I … more
Greene Central High seniors Perry Tingen and Madalyn Radford were two of 35 student-athletes from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association ranks to garner the association’s … more
While she’s not currently running for president (although maybe someday she will), Trinity Mobley has a plan for her future at least. That plan became a step closer to reality this week when … more
The North Carolina Christian School Association became the first state organization to cancel the remainder of its spring sports season Tuesday as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Citing … more
Once upon a time, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association put football squarely in the same category as all its other fall sports. Any and all football activity was to begin on Aug. 1, … more
When Wilson Prep Academy senior Leo Giddens heads off to Belmont Abbey College in August, he’ll be putting two of his talents to use for the Crusaders. Giddens recently signed his National … more
Destiny Norris is a self-made softball player, with the batter’s box vocals to match. The Hunt High senior spent her freshman and junior years in the Lady Warrior program exceeding the .400 … more
Opponents of the Hunt High varsity softball team could often correlate their won-loss ledger against the Lady Warriors on the basis of one simple question. How successful were they in keeping … more
Jake Herring, a 16-year-old junior at Fike High, possesses the competitive drive and certainly the talent to follow in the footsteps of John-Tyler Griffin and Bryson Boyette as Fike’s only … more
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