April 27, 2018
PINETOPS — In the formidable words of Tyronda Whitaker, the single mother who taught herself to throw a football so she could teach her son to do the same, who raised an eager five-year-old from Tarboro, North Carolina, to Columbus, Ohio, to his new career in Indianapolis, Indiana:…
April 26, 2018
It wall all smiles on Wednesday for Nash Central’s Robbi Allen, who signed her ceremonial letter to play Division I basketball on an athletic scholarship for Savannah State University next fall.
The announcement — she made the decision earlier this month — was done in…
April 26, 2018
Landen Roupp hadn’t returned to his old high school until he was summoned there on Thursday night. The former Faith Christian School pitcher who helped lead the Patriots to a state championship last season, thought he was going to present an award to FCS coach Greg Clifton.
“I told him…
April 24, 2018
Tyquan Lewis has done everything possible to make himself ready for the NFL Draft.
The 2013 graduate of Tarboro High has been stretched, measured, timed, questioned and maybe even internet stalked by NFL general managers, scouts and coaches.
There is nothing else Lewis can do as the Ohio State…
April 20, 2018
Rocky Mount Academy graduate Reid Johnston pitched the longest outing of his short college career Friday.
His 6 2/3 innings on the mound helped No. 2 N.C. State defeat ACC rival No. 3 Duke, 9-2.
Johnston, a freshman, improved to 6-0 this season.
He allowed only four hits and struck out three Blue…
April 19, 2018
East Carolina held spring football practice early this year, ending it with the annual Purple-Gold Game on March 24 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, and that led to more free time for the Pirate players and coaches in April.
Coach Scottie Montgomery said Wednesday during the American Athletic Conference…
April 17, 2018
Former Rocky Mount Academy pitcher and current N.C State freshman Reid Johnston pitched and got the victory on Tuesday night against North Carolina, as part of a special night of in-state baseball.
Playing in Durham, the Wolfpack won, 8-3, while Eastern Carolina beat Duke, 9-2. All four teams…
April 16, 2018
DURHAM — Duke forward Wendell Carter Jr. is leaving for the NBA Draft after one season in college.
Carter announced his decision Monday through the school, and team spokesman Mike DeGeorge says Carter plans to hire an agent.
Carter averaged 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and a team-best 2.05…
April 15, 2018
The N.C. Wesleyan tennis program swept the USA South Conference Tournament finals on Sunday.
The men's team dominated once again to win its 10th straight title, but it was the women's championship match that came as a bit of a surprise.
The Bishops earned a 5-3 win over Methodist to earn the…
April 14, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. – Quarterback Daniel Jones threw two touchdowns passes to highlight Duke’s 50-snap scrimmage on Saturday afternoon during the program’s annual Spring Showcase at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Jones finished the day completing eight-of-15 passes for 83 yards…