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Hunt's Nick Worrell makes his way to first base following a dropped third strike as Northern Durham catcher Riley Adams prepares to throw him out in the first inning of Tuesday's NCHSAA first-round 3-A playoff game at Sid Boyette Field. Hunt had its season ended with a 5-2 loss.

NCHSAA BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

Hunt’s season ends as Northern Durham survives Warriors rally

By Jimmy Lewis
| June 16, 2021

Hope stirred for the Hunt High varsity baseball team in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s North Caroli...

Fike High senior Jayleen Bullock, right, contains Hunt’s James Harrison during their 195-pound match at the 3-A Big East Conference tournament May 28 at Southern Nash. Bullock won the 195-pound class Tuesday at the NCHSAA 3-A East Regional at West Carteret High in Morehead City and will take a 28-0 record to the state tournament June 26 at Eastern Guilford High in Gibsonville.

NCHSAA WRESTLING

Fike’s Bullock rules 3-A East Regional

From staff reports
| June 16, 2021

MOREHEAD CITY — Fike High senior Jayleen Bullock continued his unbeaten season Tuesday by winning th...

Area Calendar, June 16-17

June 16, 2021

Wednesday, June 16 American Legion Softball Wayne County at Wilson Post 13 (Rock Ridge), 7 p.m. Thu...

Post 13 softball on short end of wild 13-11 outcome at JC

From staff reports
| June 16, 2021

BENSON -— The Wilson American Legion Post 13 softball is still seeking the first win in program hist...

Tobs come up short vs. Marlins

From staff reports
| June 16, 2021

A five-game homestand for the Wilson Tobs started with a 4-3 loss to the Morehead City Marlins on Tu...

North Carolina State players, left to right, Dalton Feeney (19), Luca Tresh (24), Evan Justice (34) and Austin Murr (12) celebrate after beating Arkansas 3-2 during an NCAA super regional game Sunday in Fayetteville, Ark., to advance to the College World Series.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

Breaking down the CWS teams

By Eric Olson
| June 16, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday...

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) shoots as Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton (24) defends during the fourth quarter of Game 5 of a second-round playoff series Tuesday in New York.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Durant’s sensational performance sends Nets to 3-2 lead

By Brian Mahoney
| June 16, 2021

NEW YORK — Kevin Durant had 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in one of the most spectacular per...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold runs a drill during  mini-camp practice in Charlotte on Tuesday.

NFL FOOTBALL

Anderson: QB Sam Darnold has different ‘aura’ in Carolina

By Steve Reed
| June 16, 2021

CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson couldn’t help but notice a difference in ...

Kevin Harvick takes the checkered flag at the finish line to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Nashville 300 auto race at Nashville Superspeedway in Gladeville, Tenn. on April 3, 2010. The track that had been shuttered for a decade will host its first ever Cup race on Sunday.

NASCAR

Nashville Superspeedway welcomes Cup debut as track reopens

By Jenna Fryer
| June 16, 2021

Erik Moses attended his first NASCAR race in 2019 as an XFL executive looking to poach marketing ide...

Brooks Koepka, left, walks on the first green during a practice round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship while Bryson DeChambeau hits from the 18th green bunker during a practice round Tuesday at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego.

US OPEN

DeChambeau-Koepka spat overshadowing tough US Open course

By Doug Ferguson
| June 16, 2021

SAN DIEGO — Torrey Pines has had its share of conflict over the years involving some of the top play...

New York Mets' Taijuan Walker delivers a pitch during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday in New York.

MLB CAPSULES

Walker fans 12 as surging Mets edge Cubs 3-1

By The Associated Press
| June 16, 2021

NEW YORK — Taijuan Walker struck out a career-high 12, Pete Alonso drove in three runs and the surgi...

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