March 23, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — With Loyola-Chicago clinging to a one-point lead and only 6.3 seconds remaining, Marques Townes sank a 3-pointer from in front of the Ramblers’ bench to continue their improbable NCAA Tournament run.

Townes scored 18 points, including the key 3-pointer, to lead Loyola to…

SouthWest Edgecombe girls' soccer earning place in athletics program

March 22, 2018

PINETOPS — The difficulty of breaking into the popularity of SouthWest Edgecombe athletics is not lost upon the school's girls' soccer program.

Cougars athletics is known for packing out the bleachers of the Lee R. Hall Athletics Complex on fall Fridays for football games.

It's also…

Duke, Ken­tucky again rely on fresh­men in tour­ney

March 22, 2018

DURHAM — Duke and Kentucky are viewed as the masters of the one-and-done era, winning championships with extraordinarily young rosters.

Both programs have a chance to do it again.

After several potential one-and-done phenoms were bounced from the NCAA Tournament in the opening weekend, the…

N.C. Wesleyan softball in race for USA South title

March 20, 2018

The preseason poll might have only served as a little motivation, but barring a collapse, the USA South softball predictions taken late in the winter were wrong.

Coach John Brackett's N.C. Wesleyan squad is better than the middle-of-the-road label put on it when the Bishops were predicted to finish…