Bulldogs pick up the pace

Barton rallies for 7-4 win over Erskine, its 4th in last 5 games

The Barton College baseball team departed the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas schneid with a come-from-behind 7-4 triumph against Erskine (S.C.) College in the opener of a three-game series on the Nixon Field diamond on a windy Friday …

Brrr, it’s spring — a good time for winter sports POYs

With spring having sprung, sort of (at least from the calendar’s perspective if not the temperature gauge), I would be remiss in not submitting my 2012-13 high school winter sports players of the year.

This triannual endeavor of mine …

Going out at the top

Allen inducted into Southern Softball Association of America Hall of Fame

David Allen couldn’t tell you the number of slow-pitch softball teams for which he’s played in a 22-year career that concluded last year.

He’s not even sure how many times he played on a team that won an association world …

Bulldogs take fans on another magical ride

March giveth, and March taketh away.

The Barton College men’s basketball team saw its deepest advancement in the NCAA Division II tournament since the 2007 run to the national championship come to an end this week with an 82-75 loss to USC …

Page earns Patriot League rookie honor

Jacob Page, who starred at Hunt High and was proclaimed the 2012 baseball player of the year in the 3-A Big East Conference, started his career impressively for Army.

After leading the Black Knights in opening their spring-break trip with a …

CBA completes perfect week with win over Rams

Area roundup

PIKEVILLE — Feasting on six Greene Central errors, the Charles B. Aycock High varsity baseball team secured its third win in as many days with an 11-7 non-conference win over the Rams on Friday.

The 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference Golden …

Cycs still in search of first win

FAYETTEVILLE — The Community Christian varsity baseball team fell victim to a fifth inning filled with miscues Friday, and the result led to five Fayetteville Northwood Temple runs en route to a 7-5 CCS loss.

Leading 3-2 in the fifth, the …

Middle school roundup

Lady Cougars remain unbeaten

The Speight softball team remained unblemished through four games Thursday following a 14-4 romp against Elm City.

Savannah Pierce went a perfect 5 for 5 at the plate to lead the Lady Cougar offense, while …

Barton’s Lennox repeat AVCA award winner

For the second straight year, Barton College men’s and women’s volleyball coach Jeff Lennox has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 award list.

Lennox, who was hired at Barton in May 2012, will …

Lane hat trick powers CCS to 5-0 win

FAYETTEVILLE — Morgan Lane netted her second hat trick of the season as Community Christian broke open what was a scoreless tie at halftime for a 5-0 girls soccer romp at Northwood Temple Christian on Friday afternoon.

Lane, a …