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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 …

Community Christian quarterback Noah Pierce fights for yardage in a crowd of Halifax Academy defenders during a 54-20 season-ending defeat on Friday night. Pierce ran for a touchdown and threw for another in the loss.

Cyclones stay positive in winless campaign

A winless season can be a tough pill to swallow, but the Community Christian School eight-player football team is trying to see the positive in a season full of losses. Plagued by inexperience and …

Southern Nash senior Quinton Cooley (20) attempts to elude the grasp of a Northern Nash defender as he runs behind linemen Daniel Batchelor (44) and Zach Baker (75) during Friday’s game at Southern Nash. Cooley ran for 243 yards and six touchdowns in the Firebirds’ 55-23 win.

Cooley’s 6 TDs spark Firebirds past Knights

STANHOPE — Playing at home for the first time in almost a month, Southern Nash rode yet another big performance by senior Quinton Cooley to a 55-23 varsity football win against Northern Nash on …

Hunt's Chris Artis (2) turns for the goal line on his way to a 7-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter of Friday's game against Rocky Mount. Artis also added a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown in Hunt's 43-21 loss.

Warriors upended by Rocky Mount, 43-21

ROCKY MOUNT — There are peaks, and then there are valleys. Currently, the Hunt High varsity football team finds itself in such a valley that happens to coincide with the first half of the …

No. 6 Cougars blank Nash Central, 36-0

PINETOPS — Junior Demari Mabry rushed for 163 yards and a touchdown, and a rugged defense limited Nash Central to seven first downs in the SouthWest Edgecombe High varsity football team’s …

Friday’s High School Football Scores

Alexander Central 63, McDowell County 0 Anson County 34, Mount Pleasant 21 Apex Middle Creek 27, Holly Springs 21 Ashe County 55, Wilkes Central 29 Asheville Reynolds 62, Asheville …

Fike’s Octavius Carpenter (3) runs behind the blocking of teammate Tyrell Boykin (25) during Friday’s game at Franklinton. The Golden Demons won 21-6.

Demons capture first Big East victory over Franklinton

FRANKLINTON — A pair of touchdowns in the first half gave the Fike football team a 14-0 lead that it never relinquished in a 21-6 win over Franklinton on Friday night in 3-A Big East Conference …

Late Rose TD pass sinks CBA, 28-21

PIKEVILLE — After rallying from a 14-7 deficit to lead 21-14 in the third quarter, the host C.B. Aycock High varsity football team, observing Senior Night, lost a 28-21 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina …

North Johnston conquers Farmville Central, 38-26

KENLY — The North Johnston High varsity football team got all parties involved on offense in a 38-26 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory over Farmville Central on Friday night. “It …

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Panthers claw Eagles

  STEM-Granville Central clipped the Warren County Eagles 51-14 for a homecoming win on Oct.18. Zach Hart had two interceptions to lead the Panthers in the first half. Granville Central …
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South Granville routs Louisburg

  CREEDMOOR-The South Granville Vikings romped over the Louisburg Warriors 51-8 on Oct. 18 for the annual PINK GAME. South Granville moved to 5-4 with the win and Louisburg drops 4-5 on …
Bryson McCall and the South Granville Vikings hope to keep their win streak alive with a win over Louisburg in the annual Pink Game tonight. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Football Friday: Panthers, Vikings seek 5th win

STEM — Granville Central will host the winless Warren County Eagles tonight for homecoming. The Panthers are coming off a bye week and hope to improve their record with a win. The Panthers are …
The Panthers wrap up Jaydon Whidbee for KIPP Pride. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Football: Granville Central routs KIPP Pride

STEM — Granville Central rolled over KIPP Pride 43-6 in a rare Tuesday night football game on Oct. 7. The game had been postponed due to Hurricane Dorian and Tuesday night was the only available …
Owen Rios has to deal with Hunter Sparks and Logan Walton as they swarm the ball for the Yellowjackets. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Soccer: Panthers pop Yellowjackets

STEM — Granville Central soccer continues to sit on top of the Northern Carolina 1A/2A split conference after a 4-3 win over 2A rival Roanoke Rapids on Oct. 9. The Panthers struck first in the …
Haley Brogden serves the ball in the second set for Granville Central. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Granville Central falls on senior night

STEM — The Granville Central volleyball team bid farewell to eight seniors prior to their final regular season home match last Friday. The Lady Panthers hosted non-conference opponent East Wake …
Nadia Scott finishes a shot down the line for South Granville. Scott and the Lady Vikings defeated Wake Forest 3-2. Amanda Dixon | Bunter-Creedmoor News

‘We learned how to fight’

CREEDMOOR — “Finally,” South Granville head coach Abby Hooker said after the 3-2 win over 4A power Wake Forest on Monday. “We learned how to fight to the finish tonight. We played together …
Elizabeth Engel stretches as far back as she can to tap the ball back over the net. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Volleyball: South Granville beats Bunn in 4 sets

CREEDMOOR — South Granville needed four sets to top Bunn on Oct. 10 as the Lady Vikings pulled out a 3-1 win. The set scores were 25-8, 21-25, 25-14 and 25-11. South Granville cruised through …
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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 …
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New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, who was drafted No. 6 overall, throws a pass during NFL football rookie camp, Friday, May 3, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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 …
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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 …

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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 …

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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 …