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Led by the league’s Player of the Year in SouthWest Edgecombe High senior Keishon Porter, the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference stands to be heavily represented at the 2020 North Carolina Coaches … more
Have you ever wondered what life would be like without sports?     Now we know. And it isn’t fun. No NCAA basketball tournament. No traditional Major League Baseball Opening Days. … more
With spring sports shut down, the coaching staff at Hunt High found time to shore up some professional development and become one of the first schools in the nation to attain Level 1 status in the … more
Fike High head football coach Tom Nelson remembers the daily grind all too well. On a seemingly daily basis as a player at Hunt High, his teams would line up and begin the ritual of good-on-good, … more
Seniors Makayla Everette of Beddingfield, Matt Foster of Southern Nash and Keishon Porter of SouthWest Edgecombe will all have one more game to play in their high school careers — … more
The recent men’s basketball coaching change at Wake Forest has a Greenfield School senior on the move. Point guard Dji Bailey, the 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference Player of the … more
In his three years as a starting offensive lineman, Southern Nash High’s Luke Watson has helped pave the way for the Firebirds to gain nearly nine miles of offense on the … more
For the first time in the 108-year history of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, there will be co-champions in the sport of basketball. That was one of the principal takeaways … more
Having seen the COVID-19 pandemic sack his plans to coach and teach at Hunt High this spring, Emory Lyndon hopes to be back at his alma mater by this summer. Currently, the 2016 Hunt graduate is … more
There’s no ideal timing for a pandemic that radically alters traditional patterns of social interaction and by extension, the college recruiting process. But for some high school seniors … more
At times, it becomes increasingly easy and almost a sport in and of itself to criticize the goings on at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Why are playoff berths handed out like … more
Shortly after Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday that all public schools in North Carolina would be closed to in-person learning for the rest of the 2019-20 school year, the North Carolina High School … more
The North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association made official Friday morning what many had known was coming for weeks — the remainer of its spring sports season has been canceled … more
Sun Tzu, noted author of “The Art of War,” was the farthest individual from a high school tennis coach in eastern North Carolina. But as Greene Central High arose from the ashes of an … more
Donald Clark arrived in Snow Hill in the fall of 1988 with the idea of being a contributor to an already well-oiled machine — the Greene Central High baseball program. Instead, fate brought … more
As the setter on the Hunt High volleyball team, Brianna Moore is used to making split-second decisions. When it came to choosing where to attend college, the senior took a little more time to make … more
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
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