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Fike quarterback D.J. Daniels rolls out to look for a receiver downfield during a game against Hunt on Nov. 8, 2013 in Buddy Bedgood Stadium. With Daniels, a future MLB Draft pick, at the controls of the Fike offense, the Golden Demons were free to take vertical shots downfield frequently. That impunity has ebbed and flowed through the years under Tom Nelson depending on who is at the controls of the Demons' spread offense.

Finding a medium: Where does scheme meet personnel in high school football?

Recruiting is the lifeblood of any college football program. During what is now the month of December, hundreds upon hundreds of players sign National Letters of Intent to populate NCAA Division I …
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Bored? Then set up camp

COVID-19 can cause sore throats, hacking dry coughs, and headaches as some of its symptoms. It can cause anxiety, anger, loneliness, concern, and a bit of stir-craziness, especially if kids are stuck …

Vick sinks 7th career ace

Wilson’s Tommy Vick, a golfer for some 40 years, continues to rack up outstanding achievements at Willow Springs Country Club. During Thursday’s round, Vick, approaching his 75th …

Greene Central's Radford, Tingen earn NCHSAA’s 'Heart of a Champion' Award

Greene Central High seniors Perry Tingen and Madalyn Radford were two of 35 student-athletes from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association ranks to garner the association’s …
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Lady Firebirds soccer season on hold

Emily Morris, left, chases the ball to the edge of the field for Falls Lake. Morris' senior season was brought to a halt with the coronairus. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News file photo
CREEDMOOR – The Falls Lake Academy girls soccer program was set to have a breakout year with three seniors leading the way. Sydnie Averette, Emily Morris, Addison Schneider and the Lady Firebirds …

Officiating courses offered for free

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The National Federation of State High School Associations announced it will offering free officiating courses through July 1. Current high school sports officials, as well …
Drew Fletcher may have played his final game as a Falls Lake Firebird. The versatile senior has signed to play for N.C. State next season. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News file photo.

Away from the diamond, Firebirds look back

CREEDMOOR — Falls Lake Academy’s baseball program was off to a great start this spring with wins over conference rivals Roxboro Community and Franklin Academy. The Firebirds even picked up a …
Isamari Alvarado Yanes uses a back kick to control the ball for the Lady Panthers. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News.

Lady Firebirds show what they’ve been working on

STEM — The Falls Lake Academy Lady Firebirds picked up possibly one of its biggest wins in the history of the program on March 12, one day before the suspension of high school athletics due to the …
Nick White slides in home safely against the Carrboro catcher. White made the go-ahead run in the tight game before the Vikings opened the scoring flood gates for a 13-2 win. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Vikings nab win before shutdown

CREEDMOOR — South Granville baseball picked up its first win of the season with a 13-2 win over Carrboro on March 13, just days before the coronavirus ground high school athletics to a halt. …
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Balanced Vikings cruise past Warriors

Wy'kise Allen dishes on the run for South Granville. Allen had a double-double, 20 points and 10 rebounds. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News
CREEDMOOR — South Granville cruised to a 93-59 win over conference opponent Louisburg in the Jan. 10 tilt. Balanced scoring headlined the Vikings’ game with four players finishing in double …
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