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Competing for the North Carolina contingent in the shotgun category at the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships June 20-25 in Grand Island, Nebraska are, from left, Zack Reaves and Tommy Fulghum from Wilson and Nathan Kiger from Nash County.

Taking aim at a national title: Area trio headed to 4-H shooting championships

By Paul Durham
| June 15, 2021

A trio of young men is headed west next week to take aim at making a dream come true. Zack Reaves an...

Hunt senior Aundrey Loftin (11), drawing a bead on Fike quarterback during a game at Hunt on April 8, led the NCHSAA 3-A stats on MaxPreps.com with 141 tackles.

Hunt’s Loftin to take relentless motor to Barton

By Jimmy Lewis
| June 15, 2021

If there was a play to be made on the defensive side of the ball for the Hunt High varsity football ...

From left to right, Hunt’s Derek Stokes, A.J. Kovach and Aundrey Loftin confirm their choices to play college football during a ceremony at the school Monday, Loftin signed with Barton College, while Stokes and Kovach will head to the Division III ranks to play at Guilford College and Rhodes College, respectively.

Warriors’ Kovach, Stokes make next-level football decisions

By Jimmy Lewis
| June 15, 2021

A.J. Kovach and Derek Stokes lined up on opposite sides of the line of scrimmage for the Hunt High v...

Area Calendar, June 15-16

June 15, 2021

Tuesday, June 15 High School Varsity Baseball NCHSAA playoffs, first round — 3-A: Northern Durham at...

Tobs get busy after taking Monday off

From staff reports
| June 15, 2021

Hopefully the Wilson Tobs summer collegiate baseball team enjoyed its night off Monday because it’s ...

Virginia's Nic Kent (4) celebrates his fourth inning home run with Jake Gelof (22) during an NCAA super regional game against Dallas Baptist on Monday in Columbia, S.C.

NCAA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

Virginia staves off elimination for 6th time to reach CWS

By The Associated Press
| June 15, 2021

No team’s road to Omaha was as bumpy as Virginia’s. The Cavaliers staved off elimination for the six...

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, left, shoots for a basket as Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic defends in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA second-round playoff series Sunday in Denver.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Chris Paul, like it or not, is the favorite now

By Tim Reynolds
| June 15, 2021

It seems like Chris Paul relishes the notion of being the underdog. That’s why, when the Western Con...

Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during a practice round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship Monday at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.

US OPEN

Mickelson at home and running out of time for US Open title

By Doug Ferguson
| June 15, 2021

SAN DIEGO — Phil Mickelson accepted a special exemption from the USGA with reason to believe this mi...

Kyle Larson puts on a cowboy hat as he celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday.

NASCAR IN THE PITS

Kyle Larson appears to be unstoppable at Hendrick

By Jenna Fryer
| June 15, 2021

CHARLOTTE — Everybody knew Kyle Larson was going to win races once he started driving Rick Hendrick’...

Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) reacts after he scores during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday in Atlanta.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Young leads Hawks’ rally past Sixers with Embiid hurting

By The Associated Press
| June 15, 2021

ATLANTA — Trae Young overcame a cold start to score 25 points, including a floater that gave Atlanta...

Cleveland Indians' Amed Rosario, left, gets Baltimore Orioles' Stevie Wilkerson at second base in the third inning of a baseball game, Monday in Cleveland. Rosario was able to make the throw to get Orioles' Cedric Mullins at first base for a double play.

MLB CAPSULES

Indians extend Orioles’ road woes, win 4-3

By The Associated Press
| June 15, 2021

CLEVELAND — José Ramírez picked up a pair of RBIs — made possible by Baltimore blunders in the field...

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