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Hunt's Davon Jones applies a stiff arm to a Raleigh Broughton defender during action at the Mojo Invitational at Warrior Stadium on Wednesday. The Warriors will again host the 7-on-7 tournament this year, alongside Cardinal Gibbons, New Hanover, Rolesville, Hillside, JH Rose, Northwest Halifax, Southeast Raleigh, Wakefield, New Bern, Overhills and Wake Forest.

Hunt to host second Mojo Invitational 7-on-7 football tournament

By Andrew Schnittker
| June 26, 2022

The start of the 2022 NCHSAA football season is still about two months away, but 12 high school team...

Jake Joyner (0) slides into third base during the Wilson City Little League Ages 10-12 all stars' victory over Person County in the North Carolina Little League District 6 tournament.

LITTLE LEAGUE ROUNDUP: WCLL Ages 10-12 all stars open District 6 tournament victorious

From staff reports
| June 25, 2022

The Wilson City Little League Ages 10-12 all stars opened the North Carolina Little League District ...

Tobs drop tight one at Marlins

From staff reports
| June 25, 2022

MOREHEAD CITY — The Wilson Tobs could not make an early 5-2 lead stand up Friday night in a key Coas...

Area Calendar, June 25-26

June 25, 2022

Saturday, June 25 Summer Collegiate Baseball Wilson Tobs at Florence Flamingos, 7 p.m. American Leg...

North Carolina head coach Hubert Davis points during practice at the men's Final Four on April 1 in New Orleans. National runner-up North Carolina, a strong contender for the No. 1 spot in the preseason polls with four starters returning, will play at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30.

College Basketball

UNC-Indiana, Ohio State-Duke headline ACC/Big 10 Challenge

By The Associated Press
| June 25, 2022

National runner-up North Carolina, a strong contender for the No. 1 spot in the preseason polls with...

Mississippi pitcher Hunter Elliott (26) walks to his teammates and cheering fans after being relieved in the seventh inning against Arkansas during a College World Series game, Monday, June 20 in Omaha, Neb.

College World Series

Underdogs Ole Miss, OU set for College World Series finals

By Eric Olson
| June 25, 2022

OMAHA, Neb. — Less than a month ago, Mississippi players and coaches didn’t know if they would make ...

Orlando Magic's No. 1  draft pick, forward Paolo Banchero, answers questions at an NBA news conference, Friday, June 24 in Orlando, Fla.

NBA Basketball

Banchero arrives in Orlando, a day after becoming No. 1 pick

By Tim Reynolds
| June 25, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. — The secret about how Orlando was going to take Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick in...

Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford points during the second half of an NBA game against the Washington Wizards, on March 31, 2018, in Washington. Clifford has agreed to a multiyear contract to return as head coach of the NBA’s Hornets, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, June 24 because the team has not yet announced the move.

NBA Basketball

Take two: Steve Clifford returns to Hornets as head coach

By Steve Reed
| June 25, 2022

CHARLOTTE — Steve Clifford is heading back to Charlotte. Clifford has agreed to a multiyear contract...

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche with Mikhail Sergachev (98) and Steven Stamkos (91) during the third period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, Friday, June 24 in Denver.

NHL Hockey

Lightning win Game 5, deny Avs chance to take Stanley Cup

By Pat Graham
| June 25, 2022

DENVER — The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado’s party to stay in the hunt for a third straight S...

Houston Astros' Justin Verlander pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, June 24 in New York.

MLB Baseball

Astros win 3-1, end Yankees' 15-game home winning streak

By The Associated Press
| June 25, 2022

NEW YORK — Justin Verlander pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, Kyle Tucker hit a three-run ho...

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