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March 30, 2018

CHARLOTTE — Hornets owner Michael Jordan probably wishes he had a few more players like Kemba Walker. Perhaps then his team might be a regular NBA playoff contender.

The hard work. The passion. The dedication.

They are all qualities that Jordan said Walker possesses and led the point guard to…

Cavaliers Hornets Basketball

March 30, 2018

Nash Central earned a 10-2 victory against Farmville Central on Wednesday night in Eastern Plains Conference action, then followed that with an 11-2 victory against the Jaguars on Thursday evening. 

The Bulldogs were led by Colby Carter’s 4-for-4 effort at the plate on Wednesday with…

March 29, 2018

N.C. State baseball has received a string of strong pitching outings this season from local arms.

Former Rocky Mount Academy pitcher Reid Johnston and N.C. State freshman pitched four innings on Tuesday in the No. 6 Wolfpack’s 3-2 win over George Mason.

Johnston struck out three and allowed…

March 28, 2018

In the midst of a particularly frustrating season, Wednesday’s game for Northern Nash at home against Big East foe Franklinton may end up sticking out.

The Knights (1-10, 0-3) fell down early, 8-2, came all the way back to tie the game in the seventh, forced extras, but surrendered six runs…


March 27, 2018

Wilson Fike’s Trevor Mills, who last year was mowing down the Big East as a member of Southern Nash, had a perfect start to his game against Rocky Mount on Tuesday night.

As the leadoff man, on the very first pitch of the game off the Gryphons’ Evan Hart, he lined a home run to right…

March 27, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe felt confident coming into Tuesday’s Eastern Plains Conference girls’ soccer opener, but Nash Central showed the Cougars there still is work to be done.

Nash Central defeated SouthWest Edgecombe, 3-1, in the anticipated match.

The Cougars held the Bulldogs to only…

March 27, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh is turning to Duke’s Jeff Capel to rebuild its reeling basketball program.

The Panthers hired the former Virginia Commonwealth and Oklahoma coach and longtime Duke assistant on Tuesday, tasking him with returning Pitt to prominence following two tough years under…

Pittsburgh Capel Basketball

March 27, 2018

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — The Final Four had been set for decades: Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky were crowned as college basketball’s royalty.

They are the bluebloods of basketball — where deep NCAA Tournament runs are the norm, NBA prospects play, hardwood rules the…

NCAA Texas Tech Villanova Basketball

March 26, 2018

The matchup: Wilson Hunt (6-4, 2-0) at Southern Nash (5-5, 0-2), 7 p.m.

The outlook: The Firebirds began their Big East schedule last week against the prohibitive favorites, dropping both but almost pulling an upset in the first game. Instead, Wilson Fike held on for a 3-2 victory and won the next…


March 26, 2018

The Rocky Mount Academy boys tennis team earned a road win on Monday, defeating Raleigh Grace Christian, 8-1, at Kildaire Farms Swim and Racquet Club in Cary.

Trey Smelcer picked up a pair of wins, earning a straight-set victory at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-1, then added another by teaming with Thomas…

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