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Freeman’s triple-double leads Demons in rout of Trojans

Freeman’s triple-double leads Demons in rout of Trojans

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The Fike High varsity girls basketball team amped up its mission to win its first 3-A Quad County Conference regular-season championship with a 78-31 rout of South Johnston in the Fike gym on Thursday evening. Still smarting from their only conference loss three games ago...

Fike flustered by throwback Trojans

Fike flustered by throwback Trojans

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The Fike High varsity boys basketball team did not fare well in its second 3-A Quad County Conference test against the throwback style played by South Johnston in the Fike gym Thursday night. Brilliant free-throw shooting and fundamental execution in a no-hurry tempo vaulted the...

AREA ROUNDUP: Hunt girls cruise past Spartans for fifth straight win

AREA ROUNDUP: Hunt girls cruise past Spartans for fifth straight win

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The Hunt High girls basketball team is on some kind of a roll right now.  Behind a balanced scoring attack and staunch defensive effort, the Warriors breezed by visiting Smithfield-Selma, 49-10, Thursday night for their fifth straight win.  The Warriors improved to 7-10 on the...

Fike scores big in Greater Wilson Rotary Club raffle

Fike scores big in Greater Wilson Rotary Club raffle

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The Fike High athletics program picked up a major victory without stepping foot on a field, court, mat or pool Thursday afternoon.  At the second Greater Wilson Rotary Club raffle drawing to benefit the athletic programs of Wilson County high school and middle schools, held...

Focus your energy on the positive

Focus your energy on the positive

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During a Wilson Forward annual meeting, one of the guest speakers talked about “cradle-to-grave” communities. The term may sound morbid, but it is really quite the opposite. These are communities that serve multiple generations from youngest to oldest, and even offer ways for these generations...

Coaches can teach some lasting lessons

Coaches can teach some lasting lessons

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“Cheeseburger!”  When I was about 4 or 5 years old, I had a basketball coach who created a play called “cheeseburger.” If my team heard that word, this was the play: One of us would run to our defensive end of the court, get down...

Hawkins siblings set Wahoos precedents at Polar Plunge

Hawkins siblings set Wahoos precedents at Polar Plunge

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CARY — Siblings Logan and Chase Hawkins established impressive precedents for the fledgling Wicked Wahoos swim team this past weekend, Jan. 14-15, at the Triangle Aquatic Center Polar Plunge Invitational meet. Both swimmers became the first in Wicked Wahoos history to attain USA Swimming “B”...

Tobs name Tony Rosselli new coach

Tobs name Tony Rosselli new coach

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When the 2023 summer collegiate baseball season kicks off for the Wilson Tobs, the team will be under new leadership in the dugout.  The Coastal Plain League club announced Monday that it has hired Tony Rosselli as the new manager, replacing Harry Markotay, who left...

Nance scores 21 as North Carolina survives Syracuse, 72-68

Nance scores 21 as North Carolina survives Syracuse, 72-68

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Pete Nance scored 21 points, capped by a dunk with 19 seconds left that put North Carolina in front for good as the Tar Heels pulled out a hard-fought, 72-68 battle with Syracuse on Tuesday night. Joe Girard hit from beyond the...

Joiner scores 28, leads N.C. State over Notre Dame 85-82

Joiner scores 28, leads N.C. State over Notre Dame 85-82

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RALEIGH — Jarkel Joiner scored 28 points to lead North Carolina State to an 85-82 victory over Notre Dame on Tuesday night. Cormac Ryan's 3-pointer pulled Notre Dame within 69-68 with 4:59 remaining, but the Wolfpack answered with 7-1 spurt for a 76-69 lead. Joiner...

Panthers hire Frank Reich over Steve Wilks as head coach

Panthers hire Frank Reich over Steve Wilks as head coach

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CHARLOTTE — Frank Reich is returning to the Carolina Panthers as their coach, more than 27 years after starting the franchise's first game at quarterback in 1995. The Panthers announced Thursday they've agreed to terms with Reich to become the sixth head coach in franchise...

Final 4 NFL teams all feature offensive-minded head coaches

Final 4 NFL teams all feature offensive-minded head coaches

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Chris Foerster had spent nearly two decades as an assistant in the NFL when he first crossed paths with Kyle Shanahan long before he became one of the NFL's most-accomplished play-callers. Shanahan was in his third year as an offensive coordinator...

Rybakina, Sabalenka to meet in Australian Open women’s final

Rybakina, Sabalenka to meet in Australian Open women’s final

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MELBOURNE, Australia — What all seemed so different, so daunting, even, about trying to win a Grand Slam title to Elena Rybakina a little more than six months ago is now coming rather naturally. And if she can win one more match, she will add...

Conference Carolinas announces expansion, addition of football

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When the 2025 season kicks off, the Barton College football team’s schedule will look a lot different than it currently does in the South Atlantic Conference – and a lot more like the rest of the school’s athletic programs’ schedules.  Conference Carolinas, which Barton competes...

Misfiring Bulldogs drubbed at FMU

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FLORENCE, S.C. — What has been a downward trend for the Barton College men’s basketball team took a deeper plunge Tuesday as the Bulldogs lost their third straight game, 82-65, at Francis Marion University. The Bulldogs were — by far — a season-worst 1-of-20 from...

Offensive woes continue for BC women in loss at FMU

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FLORENCE, S.C. — Barton College entered Tuesday’s women’s basketball game at Francis Marion University with a team shooting percentage of .353 and the Bulldogs still managed to come in below that mark in an 82-58 loss. The Bulldogs made just 21-of-61 shots from the floor...