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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 04:51 AM

Turn on the lights

For parents of county softball players, it just got a lot easier to see your daughter play. Over the recent months, Chase, East Rutherford and R-S Central high schools all installed lights at their softball facilities.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 04:23 AM

Parker takes first at Harris

It was a warm day and cool night for racing at Harris Speedway Saturday.

“SECA” Late Models headlined the night with Michael Brown setting the fastest time in qualifying, earning a $200 bonus.


Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:52 AM

High school charm

Now that we're heavily into baseball season, I've been reminded why I love this time of year.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Local sports briefs

Lady Hilltoppers down Crest

SHELBY — R-S Central fell behind early as Crest scored two goals within the first 20 minutes of the match on Friday, but the Lady Hilltoppers rallied for a 4-2 road win.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Gryphons shine at conference meet

Thomas Jefferson compete in the Southern Piedmont Conference Track Championships on Wednesday and finished in fourth place on the girls’ side and second on the boys’.


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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 04:51 AM

Turn on the lights

For parents of county softball players, it just got a lot easier to see your daughter play. Over the recent months, Chase, East Rutherford and R-S Central high schools all installed lights at their softball facilities.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Local sports briefs

Lady Hilltoppers down Crest

SHELBY — R-S Central fell behind early as Crest scored two goals within the first 20 minutes of the match on Friday, but the Lady Hilltoppers rallied for a 4-2 road win.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Gryphons shine at conference meet

Thomas Jefferson compete in the Southern Piedmont Conference Track Championships on Wednesday and finished in fourth place on the girls’ side and second on the boys’.


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Apr. 12, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Review: UNC athlete literacy findings flawed

Research data from a University of North Carolina reading specialist doesn't support claims of low athlete literacy levels at the school, according to reports released Friday from three outside experts.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

NC State's TJ Warren to enter NBA draft

North Carolina State sophomore T.J. Warren is taking his high-scoring game to the NBA.

In a statement released by the school Tuesday, the Atlantic Coast Conference's player of the year said he had "a fun ride" but was ready to enter the NBA draft.


Apr. 05, 2014 @ 06:35 PM

Wake Forest hires Danny Manning from Tulsa

Danny Manning grew up watching Wake Forest play games at the Greensboro Coliseum, memories that linger in his mind all these years later.

He never thought one day he'd coach the Demon Deacons.


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Apr. 10, 2014 @ 08:37 PM

A wild ride for Mickelson to start Masters

Back and forth the ball went, passing the cup four times in all, simply refusing to go down.

When Phil Mickelson finally finished with the seventh hole, he had a triple-bogey on his scorecard.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 08:35 PM

Panthers sign former Ravens TE Dickson

The Panthers added depth at tight end on Thursday, signing four-year NFL veteran Ed Dickson from the Baltimore Ravens to a one-year contract.

The team did not release financial terms of the deal.


Apr. 05, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Tires the talk of Texas ahead of Sunday's race

Tires remained the hot topic at Texas Motor Speedway, where NASCAR and Goodyear took the unprecedented step of discussing the compound selected for Sunday's race before a single lap had been turned.

Goodyear's multi-zone tread tire is making its season debut at Texas, where speeds inched toward 200 mph in Friday's opening practice session.


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Apr. 13, 2014 @ 05:52 AM

High school charm

Now that we're heavily into baseball season, I've been reminded why I love this time of year.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

The perils of Twitter

As a sports journalist, I love Twitter. Oftentimes you learn of breaking news in the sports world on Twitter long before you see it on the Internet or television. Busting out a 140-character blurb can tell you all you need to know in no time at all. And in today’s society, you don’t want to be the last to know the latest news.

However, Twitter does have its downfalls.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

Column: Maybe Woods wasn't built for the distance.

Maybe we were just focused on the wrong body part.

Ever since Tiger Woods' SUV veered off course at the end of his driveway in Florida nearly six years ago, the questions have been about his head. And all the while, it's the rest of his body — the left side mostly — that's been breaking down before our eyes. Maybe, like Icarus, it turns out Woods just wasn't built to go the distance.