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July 15, 2018

From a local competition in Rocky Mount to a regional contest in Washington, D.C., Owen Black is going national. The local power-hitting kid displayed his fence-clearing swing to secure a spot in the national competition of Major League Baseball’s Jr. Home Run Derby.

Black, a 13-year-old from…

July 15, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Lerner’s first letter to then-commissioner Bud Selig after his family bought the Nationals asked to host the All-Star Game.

“It’s something I’ve wanted from the moment we got the team,” Lerner said.

Thirteen years after Major League…

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July 13, 2018

The 8-man football scene is frenetic, high-scoring and wide-open. The defense, with three less men to cover the same amount of field, can sometimes be modest; reigning champion Rocky Mount Academy won its state title this past fall by a 66-60 overtime score.

The defense in the FBS’s…

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July 12, 2018

Senior Robbi Allen, who recently signed to play basketball for Savannah State University, will represent Nash Central this upcoming Monday in the annual East-West All-Star Game.

On the boys side, Rocky Mount Prep’s Kalil Baker was a late selection, but will play for the East’s team as…

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July 12, 2018

It all came together a little bit late for Da’Shawn Liggins, but a senior year of hard work finally paid off for the new Northern Nash graduate, who signed his letter of intent to play college football on Thursday outside of the Knights’ gym.

Liggins, a wide receiver who plans to play…

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July 12, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Croatia’s legs seemed heavy, burdened by the accumulated toll of consecutive penalty-kicks wins needed to get this far. England had gone ahead with a free kick just five minutes in, dominated play and appeared headed to its first World Cup final since 1966.

Then the second…

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July 09, 2018

Zonovan Knight, Southern Nash’s star running back, is headed to Raleigh. 

The rising senior, who decommitted from Duke earlier this season, announced on Twitter on Monday afternoon that he will be joining N.C. State for the 2019 season. 

 

I’m staying home‼️ #1pack1goal…

FOOTBALL

July 08, 2018

The title-winning feeling for Sam Mills, who was on the mound for the last out of Faith Christian’s 2018 baseball season, still hasn’t fully set in yet. That won’t happen until the fall, he said, when championship rings are doled out to the team who toppled Greensboro Caldwell…

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July 08, 2018

Nash Central’s Trey Whitley had a few marquee moments this season — a junior year campaign that helped the Bulldogs win a conference title for the first time in school history.

There was the time he came within four outs of a perfect game in the opening round of the NCHSAA 2-A state…

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July 07, 2018

The Milwaukee Brewers signed their first-round pick on Friday.

Shortstop Brice Turang, a high schooler taken 21st by Milwaukee, agreed to a $3,411,100 signing bonus, $397,500 above his slot value.

The deadline for draft picks to sign, unless they have exhausted college eligibility, was 5 p.m.…

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