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May 26, 2016

Lander University’s baseball team belongs to the small South Carolina town of Greenwood.

When the team does as well as it has in recent memory, the Bearcats are the talk of the area and even have received police escorts for their team bus in and out of town.

This spring,...


Coleman-Pitt Post 58 falls in season opener to Pitt County Post 39

May 25, 2016

Hank Jones entered this season fully admitting he knew very little about many of the players who will comprise the Coleman-Pitt Post 58 squad.

He might not have learned much from a season-opening 10-1 loss to Pitt County Post 39 on Wednesday, but he certainly learned his team would never...


Rocky Mount Academy duo ink college sports agreements

May 24, 2016

Like many great plans, the one Larry Smith hatched for the fall fell apart in an instant.

The Rocky Mount Academy coach had been working with senior Hunter Franks for months on Franks’ transition into a more defensive role. The plan centered on the Eagles having a goalie they...


Wawrinka avoids historic loss in Paris

May 24, 2016

PARIS — So, Stan Wawrinka was asked, were you aware that in the long history of the French Open, no defending champion ever had lost in the first round?

“No,” Wawrinka replied quickly, his arms crossed, the hint of a smirk on his scruffy face. After waiting a comedic...