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May 23, 2017

The Big East Conference named its all-conference teams, as well as players and coaches of the year, for baseball, girls soccer and softball on Tuesday. Thirty-six Nash County athletes earned spots on the first and second teams.

BASEBALL

Rocky Mount High’s David Harrison led the Gryphons from…


Indy begins new century with faster speeds, wide-open field

May 23, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis 500 is embarking on its second century much as it did its first: Nobody really knows what to expect in next weekend’s race.

Pole-winner Scott Dixon posted the fastest four-lap qualifying average at Indy in 21 years Sunday. But with the first rows filled…


Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

May 23, 2017

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile.

Just as he did in Game 3.

James did not address the media Monday, hours after one of the worst postseason games of his career, an 11-point, six-turnover, head-scratching atrocity in a…


SWE's Owens signs with Mount Olive

May 22, 2017

A picture of Kendra Jones hangs on SouthWest Edgecombe girls basketball coach Sandra Langley’s wall of memories.

In the photo Jones, a Cougars star in the 1990s, is wearing green University of Mount Olive gear, a tribute to her time playing basketball at the college.

Almost 20 years later,…