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Jul. 23, 2014 @ 09:18 AM

Swimming ahead

The Forest City Swim Team hosted its final home meet of the season Tuesday at the Callison Recreation Center pool in Forest City.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 07:14 AM

GWU volleyball picked eighth

Gardner-Webb is tabbed to finish eighth in the race for the 2014 Big South Conference regular season championship, announced league officials Tuesday with the release of the Big South Conference Volleyball preseason coaches' poll. 


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

C-USA commish sees bright future in changing times

The commissioner of Conference USA sees his league at a "pivot point" with a bright future at a time when he says intercollegiate athletics are transitioning from conference realignment to system realignment.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

SoCon commissioner happy with league stability

Southern Conference Commissioner John Iamarino is grateful he's through with the late-night rumors and frantic calls to league members about whether they'll be leaving — at least for now.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

9 FSU players picked to preseason all-ACC team

Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston is one of nine Florida State players on the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference team.


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Jul. 20, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

Harrill to lead Hilltopper soccer

John Harrill knows he has some big shoes to fill.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 08:13 AM

Rutherford County 50/70 baseball falls at Southeast Regional

After a rousing 5-3 win over Georgia in the first game of pool play, the Rutherford County Intermediate 50/70 baseball team lost their last two games and did not qualify for the Southeast Regional semifinals.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 09:55 PM

Gaston Braves end Post 423's season

With inclement weather all around the area, the Gaston Braves saw only a few rain drops Thursday night but lots of resistance from Rutherford County in the North Carolina Area IV playoffs.

In the end, the Braves had just enough to survive Post 423 in an 8-7 win that wrapped up a 3-0 first-round series sweep.


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Jul. 24, 2014 @ 07:14 AM

GWU volleyball picked eighth

Gardner-Webb is tabbed to finish eighth in the race for the 2014 Big South Conference regular season championship, announced league officials Tuesday with the release of the Big South Conference Volleyball preseason coaches' poll. 


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

C-USA commish sees bright future in changing times

The commissioner of Conference USA sees his league at a "pivot point" with a bright future at a time when he says intercollegiate athletics are transitioning from conference realignment to system realignment.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

SoCon commissioner happy with league stability

Southern Conference Commissioner John Iamarino is grateful he's through with the late-night rumors and frantic calls to league members about whether they'll be leaving — at least for now.


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Jul. 23, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

Hornets add depth by signing free agent PG Roberts

The Hornets announced they've signed free agent point guard Brian Roberts.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Panthers QB Newton seeks chemistry with new WRs

Cam Newton will have plenty to do when the NFC South champion Panthers report to training camp.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal

Seven former professional football players are challenging a tentative class action settlement of NFL concussion claims.


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Jul. 20, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

Two of my favorites: baseball, soccer colliding

Two of my favorite sporting events of the summer collided Monday night at McNair Field, baseball and soccer. No, I don’t mean that the Forest City Owls or the Chinese Taipei players were trying to hit a soccer ball with a bat, or that the baseball diamond had been replaced by a pitch. But the game itself had the feel of an international friendly (exhibition) match.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

CONLEY: A picture’s worth a thousand words

“A picture’s worth a thousand words.” I used to disregard this old adage as nothing more than a cliché. After all, I’m a writer. It was only natural for me to think of words as the more powerful tool.


Jul. 06, 2014 @ 06:23 AM

Road to recovery

Going into the 2011 football season, Chase High School's Carlos Watkins was one of the most touted defensive lineman in the country.

The community reveled at him, his coaches loved him, opposing coaches feared him and college coaches coveted him.