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Beddingfield senior C.J. Williams takes aim at a 3-point shot during Tuesday’s home game against C.B. Aycock. Williams had eight points, all in the second half, to help the Bruins to a 50-46 victory.

Bruins grind by Falcons, 50-46

In the end, the defensive lapses that plagued the Beddingfield High varsity boys basketball team in the third quarter turned around just in time during Tuesday night’s nonconference clash with …
Beddingfield's Daneesha Briggs (22) pushes the ball up the floor as Shi’tricia Speight (1) of C.B. Aycock defends during Tuesday's game at Beddingfield. Briggs had 29 points in Beddingfield's 65-35 victory.

Lady Bruins flash speed, muscle in rout of CBA

When a team can go inside and outside effectively and with consistency in high school basketball, it’s a unit to be taken seriously. The Beddingfield High girls can once again make that …
Fike power forward Trevon Atkinson drives to the basket during a 49-47 loss to Greenville J.H. Rose on Tuesday night. Atkinson finished with seven points in the loss, including three of four free throws.

Fike boys not enough in close loss to Greenville Rose

A layup from Khouri Carvey that tied the game at 57 with 21.4 seconds remaining did not prove to be enough for the Fike varsity boys basketball team in a 59-57 loss at home to …
Fike point guard Caitlyn Graziani, guarded by a Greenville Rose defender, looks to pass on Tuesday night during a 43-26 home loss. Graziani scored a team-high eight points for the Demons.

Shooting slump downs Fike girls against Rampants

An 8-0 start to the game Tuesday night put the Fike varsity girls basketball team in good position early against visiting Greenville J.H. Rose. But that good standing deteriorated quickly from …

AREA ROUNDUP: Wall injured but Lady Knights hang on to beat Cape Fear Christian, 42-38

ERWIN — Despite the loss of  leading scorer and rebounder Kaelyn Wall early in the second half with an ankle injury, the visiting Greenfield School varsity girls basketball team pulled out …
Former North Carolina State guard Dennis Smith Jr., shown in a 2017 game against Notre Dame, is at the center of the most serious allegations levied by the NCAA at the program, claiming that former Wolfpack assistant coach Orlando Early helped facilitate a payment of more than $40,000 to Smith.
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Wolfpack to fight NCAA notice of allegations

Late Monday, N.C. State University responded to the NCAA’s notice of allegations that was received on July 9. The school released a statement detailing its response, including the …

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: WCA Gold boys fall, 50-15

RALEIGH — The Wilson Christian boys basketball Gold team fell 50-15 at Raleigh Christian on Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers (0-4) were led by Garrett Jones with six points. Raleigh …

Area Calendar, Dec. 11-12

Wednesday, December 11   High School Varsity Boys Basketball North Pitt at Greene Central, 7:30 p.m.; East Wake at Southern Nash, 8 p.m.; Fike at C.B. Aycock, 8 p.m.   High …
Players on the Wilson Boys & Girls Club 10U youth football team, the Beddingfield Cubs, celebrate after winning a tournament in Smithfield. The team went 8-0 in the Eastern North Carolina Football League and 8-0 in postseason tournaments. Team members are Antavious Riggins, Yimel Davis, Xzayvion Harris, Jahkeal Creed, Jamare Turner, Ka’miju Johnson, Delarin Finch, Zimere Jenkins, Aceshon Jefferson, Isaiah Chamblee, Kobe Wright, Randy James, Ahmaz Anderson, Larry Watson III, Dosyan Jones, Kemaury Barnes, Jalen Holmes, Julian Hinnant, Myles Eatmon, Cleveland Perry Jr., Trimarie Guion, Z’Carious Dickerson, Jason Lucas, Zavion Parker, Jaeden Sharpe, Carmello Bullock and Trevorus Cooper. Billie Locus is the head coach and is assisted by Delarin Finch, Vernard Gibson and Toby Lucas.

Boys & Girls Club 10U Cubs finish unbeaten season

Players on the Wilson Boys & Girls Club 10U youth football team, the Beddingfield Cubs, celebrate after winning a tournament in Smithfield. The team went 8-0 in the Eastern North Carolina …
Players on the Wilson Boys & Girls Club 8U youth football team, the Beddingfield Cubs, pose for a team photo following a tournament in Nashville this season. The team went 8-0 in the Eastern North Carolina Football League and 8-0 in postseason tournaments, scoring more than 400 points on the season and holding opponents to fewer than 50 points combined. Team members are, not in order, Jamir Forbes, Jaquerion Horne, Shimar Williams, Jordan Chamblee, Ja’ke Perry, Kiaden Creech, Isaiah Edwards, Aden Watson, Jae’lyn Williams, Zaire Powell, Cadarius Bullock, Jon’tae Williams, Jaiden Horne, Chanze Barnes, Tylee Hines, Kristian Holmes, Trenton Willoughby, Caleb Barnes, Brayden May, Donnell Arrington, Jayden Ruffin, Noah Ragland, Zyaire Barnes, Amoz Powell, Jessiah Dixon and Aveion Spivey. The Cubs head coach is Maurice Williams Jr., who was assisted by Jeremy Forbes and Chiney Berry.

Wilson Boys & Girls Club 8U team goes 16-0

Players on the Wilson Boys & Girls Club 8U youth football team, the Beddingfield Cubs, pose for a team photo following a tournament in Nashville this season. The team went 8-0 in the Eastern …
The SPOT junior varsity youth football team capped an unbeaten season with a 26-6 defeat of Mount Olive Boys & Girls Club on Nov. 23 to win the Independent Youth Football League JV championship with a 10-0 record. Team members are, not in order, Darius Smith, Aaron Bryant, Jykesise Newsome, X"Zavier Dublin, Jermey Guion, Jeremiah Guion, Rayvonne Newkirk, Mason Kayne, Austin Joyner, Timothy Owens, Jordan Hamm, Christopher Keeler, Zalik Cannady, Zamir Cannady, Leland Cobb, Brayden Waniorek, Braylen Loftin, Jamil Loftin, TyLik Taylor, Jayvion Pender, William Ward, John Royer and Trevor Woodard. The team was coached by Roland Loftin, assisted by Coach Webb, Coach Dublin and Coach Mason.

The SPOT JV team wins IYFL title in unbeaten fashion

The SPOT junior varsity youth football team capped an unbeaten season with a 26-6 defeat of Mount Olive Boys & Girls Club on Nov. 23 to win the Independent Youth Football League JV championship with …

AREA BRIEF: ENCAOA seeks baseball, softball umps

The Eastern North Carolina Athletic Officials Association is seeking softball and baseball umpires for the 2020 high school and middle school seasons. Clinics will start on Saturday, Jan. 18, at …
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Boys basketball: Firebirds tumble at Louisburg

Kysuan Russell launches a short jumper in the lane against the Louisburg Warriors. Russell finished with 19 points in the contest the lead the Firebirds. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News
LOUISBURG — Falls Lake Academy dropped a 97-71 decision to the Louisburg Warriors on Nov. 26 despite Kysuan Russell’s highlight reel night with 19 points. Elijah Jamison scored 41 points for the …
Jimmy Hanson breaks one tackle and tries to gain more yards before being brought down. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Football: South Granville season ends in third round

RANDLEMAN — South Granville faced the 2AA top seed Randleman Tigers in the third round of the playoffs Friday, and while the Vikings put up a valiant fight, they could not top the Tigers in the …

Panthers scratch and claw past Bulldogs

ROXBORO — The Roxboro Community School gym was packed full of basketball fans who were on-hand to watch the RCS-Granville Central boys basketball game. This was RCS’ eighth game of the season and …
Chase Teal was consistant all season with 283 kills, 93 aces, 42 blocks, 251 digs, 27 assists, and 190 serve receives for the Lady Firebirds. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Recapping the run of a champion

CREEDMOOR — Coming into the season the Falls Lake Lady Firebirds knew they would have a target on their back after winning the 1A championship last season. To make the target a little bigger, …

Panthers overwhelm Bulldogs, win 64-26

ROXBORO — The Roxboro Community School girls basketball team, coming off a recent win against Eno River Academy, was looking to make it two in a row with a Nov. 26 night clash against Granville …
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Inclement weather rearranges football schedules

Granville Central High School
  Mother Nature strikes again with the threat of severe weather in the area and that has disrupted the Friday night football schedule. Granville Central's Friday night home football game …
Pro Sports
Outfielder Tristen Lutz, left, and catcher Payton Henry, answering questions during Carolina Mudcats Media Day on Tuesday at Five County Stadium, are two of the top Milwaukee Brewers prospects set to open the 2019 season with the club. The Mudcats open the Carolina League season Thursday night in Kinston against the Down East Wood Ducks.

Fresh faces abound for Mudcats

ZEBULON — Eight years into the Carolina Mudcats’ existence as a Carolina League Single-A Advanced franchise, the won-loss numbers aren’t overwhelming. Two winning records. No …
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North Carolina’s Seventh Woods (0), shooting against Auburn during an NCAA Tournament game March 29 in Kansas City, Mo., announced last week that he was transferring for his senior season, part of a busy week for the Tar Heels backcourt.

Tar Heels’ backcourt undergoes massive restructuring after busy week

The last week for North Carolina basketball has been about as eventful as an offseason week can get.  On Tuesday, the Tar Heels signed Cole Anthony (Oak Hill …
Duke Notebook
Jones makes history for Blue Devils at No. 6 pick

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones left school one year early with a number of first-round guarantees from NFL organizations. The gamble paid off, as Jones heard his name called by commissioner Roger …

NC State Notebook
Spring game a chance for Knight to carve out spot

N.C. State will get its first look at the 2019 team when the program hosts its annual Kay Yow Spring Game on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. The intrasquad contest will kick off at 1 …

ECU Notebook
Houston installs new system, culture for Pirates

New East Carolina head coach Mike Houston didn’t shy away from transparency throughout his first spring with the Pirates. When ECU had a bad practice, like the team’s first day in pads …