2022-12-05

Lady Chargers surge past Greenfield 54-39

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A 10-point flurry late in the first half not only transformed a 15-12 deficit into a 22-15 advantage, but shifted the momentum for the Wilson Christian varsity girls basketball team to claim a 54-39 victory at city rival Greenfield School on Monday evening. The Lady Chargers, reigning NCCSA 2-A champions, also won a 3-point shootout, 11-7 (33-21 in points) to […]

Bulldogs fall to Broncos, drop third straight

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The tough sledding to start the 2022-23 season continued for the Barton College women’s basketball team Monday evening, as the Bulldogs suffered a 72-52 nonconference loss to visiting Fayetteville State at Wilson Gymnasium.  The NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Bulldogs, who dropped to 1-7 on the year, fell behind 21-8 after the first quarter. Barton cut its lead to 10 […]

Rams’ Coppage caps electric senior season as EPC Player of the Year

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After a season in which he managed to score 30 touchdowns spread across offense, defense and special teams, Greene Central High senior Jamari Coppage was saluted by 2-A Eastern Plains Conference coaches as its player of the year. Coppage, a three-year defensive starter, was the Rams’ top rusher after moving into the starting offensive backfield following a week 4 injury […]

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Wildcats top Speight for 2-0 start

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Springfield won for the second time in as many girls basketball games to start the season with a 39-20 conquest of Speight on Monday. Kaylee Wilkins dropped in 18 points to lead the Wildcats, who were up 22-12 at the half. Makenzie Collins contributed six points and three rebounds while Bria Bullock added four points, three blocks and three rebounds. […]

Area Calendar, Dec. 6-7, 2022

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Tuesday, December 6 High School Varsity Boys Basketball Grace Christian at Greenfield, 7 p.m.; Wilson Christian at Greenville Christian, 7 p.m.; Faith Christian at Community Christian (Peace Church), 7 p.m.; Kinston at Greene Central, 7 p.m.; Hunt at Beddingfield, 7:30 p.m.; Fike at SW Edgecombe, 7:30 p.m.; Wilson Prep at North Edgecombe, 7:30 p.m.; Southern Nash at Nash Central, 7:30 […]

Preseason No. 1 North Carolina drops out of AP Top 25

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Houston and Texas remain firmly entrenched atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, while preseason No. 1 North Carolina has dropped out entirely after a fourth straight loss. The Cougars earned 37 of 62 first-place votes in Monday’s poll, extending the program’s first stay at No. 1 since the “Phi Slama Jama” days in the 1980s for another week. […]

NC State QB Leary to enter name into transfer portal

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RALEIGH — North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary plans to enter his name into the transfer portal for his final season of eligibility. Leary tweeted a statement announcing his decision on Monday. He suffered a season-ending injury in October after being named preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. Leary threw for 1,265 yards and 11 touchdowns with four […]

Panthers waive struggling QB Mayfield, a former No. 1 pick

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CHARLOTTE — The short-lived Baker Mayfield era is over in Carolina. The Panthers waived the struggling quarterback on Monday after the 2018 No. 1 draft pick asked for his release. Mayfield would be subject to waivers and become a free agent if he goes unclaimed. The move does not come as a surprise, because Sam Darnold replaced Mayfield after his […]

World Cup Viewer’s Guide: 2 quarterfinals places left

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DOHA, Qatar — The final day of the round of 16 concludes Tuesday at the World Cup when Morocco faces Spain, and Portugal goes head-to-head with Switzerland for the final two spots in the quarterfinals. The results will be decided on the field, but for Spain and Morocco, the game will be played against the backdrop of the long and […]