2022-09-19

WYSA ‘06 girls stay unbeaten with two home shutouts

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After a blistering start to the season on the road, the Wilson Youth Soccer Association 2006 U-17 Girls team enjoyed some home cooking — and kept it rolling — with a pair of wins at J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex this weekend, remaining unbeaten with a pair of wins of National League Piedmont Conference foes.  The Explosion (7-0-1, 4-0-1 Conference) […]

Knights, handling new situation, fall to Parrott

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The Greenfield School varsity volleyball team, dealing with a tough stretch, stayed calm and upbeat in its demanding North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 2-A/3-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference match in the air condition-needy Greenfield gym Monday afternoon. Opposing the conference leader from the 3-A ranks, the Knights simply battled too many disadvantages to avoid a 25-23, 25-13, 25-19 loss […]

AREA ROUNDUP: Warriors sweep aside Spartans

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SMITHFIELD — The Hunt High girls tennis team bounced back from two straight losses to 3-A Quad County Conference leaders Fike and C.B. Aycock in fine fashion Monday, bringing a 9-0 road win over Smithfield-Selma back to Wilson.  The Warriors (6-3, 5-3 Quad County) won all six singles matches and all three doubles matches against the Spartans (0-12, 0-7). Hunt […]

Rhule feels Panthers are ‘close,’ even as losses mount

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CHARLOTTE — Matt Rhule believes the Carolina Panthers are close to getting over the hump. But in a league where there’s an ultrafine line between winning and losing, the Panthers continuously find themselves on the losing end — and the third-year coach could be running out of time to rectify the situation. The Panthers (0-2) have now lost nine straight […]

AP Top 25 Reality Check: 3 weeks in, mystery teams plentiful

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Three weeks into the season and there are still more than few teams ranked in The Associated Press college football poll that have a lot to prove. The AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank was pretty much status quo this week after the first 10 teams swept on Saturday, almost untested. The final score: Top-10 teams 521, opponents 120. […]

Everything stacked in US favor at another Presidents Cup

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CHARLOTTE — The last Presidents Cup was so close the International team walked away with renewed hope that it had enough game and enough fight to conquer the mighty Americans. That now seems so long ago. Sure, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the Presidents Cup back a year. Far more disruptive was the Saudi-funded LIV Golf that depleted the experience from […]

Lynch first Bulldog to earn SAC Player of the Week

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For his efforts in directing Barton College to a 40-20 football victory Saturday at UVA-Wise, Bulldogs quarterback Jaquan Lynch was named Offensive Player of the Week by the South Atlantic Conference on Monday. Lynch, a redshirt sophomore from Rocky Mount High, rushed for a career-high 146 yards in the Bulldogs’ victory to kick off SAC play. Lynch ran for touchdowns […]

WATSON ELECTRICAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Smith, Ledbetter, Sauls and Johnson earn plaudits for win at UVA-Wise

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Four Barton College football players were honored by Bulldogs coaches for their play in Saturday’s 40-20 victory at UVA-Wise, earning the honor of being Watson Electrical Players of the Week. Sophomore lineman Hunter Sauls picked up the offensive honor while Matt Smith and J.L. Ledbetter shared the defensive recognition and Kameron “Jay” Johnson is the top special teams performer for […]