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February 22, 2019

If there is a better way to enter the 3-A state tournament, which begins Tuesday, than to win 24 straight games, a conference tournament, and, dating back to last season, 22 straight Big East games, Northern Nash coach Henry Drake would love to hear the argument.

“What can I say?” Drake…


Gryphons lose in tournament championship game

February 22, 2019

The Rocky Mount High girls’ basketball team had Wilson Hunt on the ropes. Then the Gryphons switched to a zone defense.

Warriors forward Imani Sutton took advantage of the extra space and went off on a sizzling shooting display in the third quarter. It was an eight-minute stretch that the…


Jim Boeheim will coach against Duke Saturday; Williamson expected to sit

February 22, 2019

Longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim will coach against Duke on Saturday night, Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack announced via an emailed statement on Friday afternoon. 

Boeheim, whose Orange will host the Blue Devils at 6 p.m., struck and killed a 51-year-old man named Jorge…


Faith Christian players Crosby, Edwards sign college commitments

February 22, 2019

During a visit to Catawba Valley Community College earlier this year, Paul Rozzelle, the head baseball coach, shook Alex Crosby’s hand and delivered a message.

“The first thing he said, was, ‘If you don’t want to play Division I baseball, this isn’t the school for you,…