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March 26, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. — Kansas is going back to the Final Four.

It’s hard to argue that Duke shouldn’t be headed there as well after the most riveting show of the NCAA tournament.

Malik Newman and the top-seeded Jayhawks got past their Elite Eight road block Sunday, knocking off second-…

NCAA Duke Kansas Basketball

March 26, 2018

ATLANTA — Loyola-Chicago is more than just the feel-good story of the NCAA Tournament.

Much more.

Sure, smiles from 98-year-old chaplain Sister Jean and visits from members of Loyola’s ground-breaking 1963 championship squad generated plenty of warm and fuzzy feelings.

Those stories…

NCAA Loyola Kansas St Basketball

March 26, 2018

BOSTON — With all of the underdogs and upsets that have upended the NCAA tournament, no one has managed to come close to Villanova.

The 2016 national champions are headed back to the Final Four, thanks to a fourth straight double-digit victory in a month of March where they’ve played…

APTOPIX NCAA Texas Tech Villanova Basketball

March 25, 2018

Orientation was pretty interesting last fall when first-year women’s lacrosse coach Bridget Walker gathered among the student population.

She mingled among the gathering and looked for the most athletic-looking young ladies she could find.

“You look athletic,” Walker told one…


March 25, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. — In a tournament defined by unpredictability, there will finally be a regional final that makes sense.

No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Duke will square off in the Midwest final Sunday for the last spot in the Final Four — and the stakes are huge even by Elite Eight standards.


NCAA Duke Basketball

March 25, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — Napheesa Collier had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help top-seed UConn beat Duke 72-59 on Saturday and advance to the Elite Eight for the 13th consecutive season.

UConn (35-0) will face defending national champion South Carolina on Monday night in trying to reach an 11th…

NCAA Duke UConn Basketball

March 24, 2018

A few inches separated a four-run win and a tight rest of the top of the seventh.

Luckily for Rocky Mount, playing at home on Friday, it was the first option. Jamar Ellis, pitching with two outs to a Franklinton batter with the bases loaded in an 8-4 game, bore down and delivered a fastball, which…


March 23, 2018

The Nash Central girls’ soccer team beat Northern Nash by an easy 5-0 margin. The Bulldogs also beat Tarboro earlier in the week, 9-0. 

Wilson Hunt 4

Rocky Mount High 1

Katie Moss had the Gryphons’ lone goal in a loss Friday night in Wilson.

Wilson Hunt led, 2-0, at halftime and…


March 23, 2018

All that separated Faith Christian and Raleigh Grace Christian during their game on Friday was one pitch and one swing.

That pivotal moment came in the third inning, when a three-run home run with two outs gave the Eagles a lead that FCS couldn’t chase down. The Patriots would push across a…

March 23, 2018

The Rocky Mount Academy girls’ soccer team had no trouble scoring goals in a nonconference road win on Thursday.

The Eagles defeated Harrells Christian Academy, 7-0, with the help of a balanced scoring attack. Five players scored at least one goal for the Eagles (5-2-1) in the win.

RMA scored…

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