March 30, 2017

Silas Gonzalez reached first base, trying to stifle a little irritation.

He stood there Tuesday night against Nash Central, swinging his arms at the shoulders and allowing his hands to meet in front of him. The Northern Nash junior catcher reached the bag for the fourth time that night. The first…

Nash Central baseball beats Northern Nash

March 28, 2017

For Drifton Padgett, more is always better.

The Nash Central sophomore has seen plenty of curveballs from coaches in the batting cage during practice, and he’s been on a tear ever since. That recent hot stretch at the plate extended to Tuesday’s game against visiting Northern Nash.…

Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

March 28, 2017

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina’s Luke Maye can’t go to class without getting a standing ovation nor walk across campus without getting stopped by people requesting to take a photo with him.

All because of one shot — one that lifted the Tar Heels past Kentucky to reach the…

NC State freshman guard Dennis Smith Jr. declares for NBA

March 28, 2017

RALEIGH — North Carolina State freshman Dennis Smith Jr. is heading to the NBA.

The point guard declared for the draft during a Tuesday morning announcement on ESPN. The move was no surprise since Smith was considered a likely one-and-done prospect this year and is projected to be a potential…