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April 21, 2018

A sharply hit ground ball up the middle was no problem for Carolina Mudcats shortstop Luis Aviles Jr., who was perfectly shaded toward second base for the left-handed hitting Ronnie Dawson of the Buies Creek Astros.

Aviles Jr. made the play, ending a fifth inning on Saturday that was one bad break…


April 21, 2018

ZEBULON — A double off of Shohei Ohtani on March 2 in a spring training “B game.”

An 0-for-7 two-night output in Zebulon on April 20 and 21.

All in a two-month’s stretch of work for a rising but slumping prospect.

A bright future and a spot on the Milwaukee Brewers’…


April 21, 2018

The boys’ roster for the inaugural Tri-Counties All-Star Basketball Games has been solidified.

Top seniors from Nash, Wilson and Edgecombe Counties include 2017-18 Telegram All-Area Player of the Year Kalil Baker of Rocky Mount Prep and former Rocky Mount Academy standout Elijah McCadden in…


April 21, 2018

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can see a huge difference after only three days running new coach Matt Nagy’s offense.

There’s more to it than just the system for Trubisky, as the Bears ended their first minicamp under Nagy on Thursday with a…

Bears Veteran Minicamp Football

April 21, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday at Richmond Raceway, edging Chase Elliott.

The pole is the series-best third of the season for Truex, the 18th of his career and his first at the 0.75-mile oval.

It’s also a nice turnaround…

NASCAR Richmond Auto Racing

April 21, 2018

CHICAGO — Carlos Rodon is relieved. He feels good and thinks he could return to the Chicago White Sox in late May.

So it’s a much different situation than last year.

The 25-year-old Rodon is back in Chicago for a couple days for a checkup with a team doctor and a side session in front…

April 21, 2018

ZEBULON-- Josh Rojas homered and had three hits, driving in two as the Buies Creek Astros defeated the Carolina Mudcats 8-2 on Friday.

Buies Creek started the scoring in the first inning. After reaching base with two outs on a fielder’s choice, Abraham Toro advanced to second on a wild pitch…

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 20, 2018

Nash Central kept rolling through the Eastern Plains Conference on Friday night, though the latest win took a little more work than usual.

Coach Willie Langley’s Bulldogs scored nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past Wilson Beddingfield, 10-3.

Nash Central trailed, 3-1…

April 20, 2018

SouthWest Edgecombe's athletics tradition might always be rooted in football, but Dillon Garbrandt has at the very least become a pioneer for the school's student-athletes.

Garbrandt signed Thursday to play men's soccer next season at Barton College, and in doing so, he became the first Cougars…

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