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Fresh faces abound for Mudcats

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.
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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Wolverines dominate Capitals on the gridiron

Wakefield's Matt Smith was named the defensive player of the game for the win over Broughton.
RALEIGH — Wakefield’s football team set the tone early at home against Broughton and ran away with a 40-7 victory Friday. The Wolverines put up a big lead at 27-0 at halftime. Wakefield added …
Jalen Campbell led Heritage on offense with 117 rushing yards and a touchdown at Sanderson.

Heritage football posts second shutout in a row

RALEIGH — Heritage’s defense posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2017 after their football squad took down Sanderson 22-0 on the road Friday night. The Huskies pounded the …
Madison Riley dives forward to keep the ball in the air for Heritage.

Heritage volleyball blanks Rolesville

WAKE FOREST — Heritage’s volleyball squad kicked off NAC 6 conference play on a high note with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 27-25) win over Rolesville at home Tuesday. The Huskies have picked up …
Mary Katherine Hederick was the low scorer for Wake Forest with an individual score of 41.

Wake Forest notches first conference win at Heritage Golf Club

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s girls golf team put themselves in NAC 6 conference championship contention with an impressive showing at Heritage Golf Club Tuesday. The Cougars won first place with a …
Wakefield's Lauren Carter won the No. 3 singles match 6-3, 6-1 against Rolesville's Camryn Straughn. The sophomore also helped win the No. 2 doubles match for the Wolverines 8-4.

Wolverine netters edge out Rams to take conference lead

RALEIGH — The girls tennis match between Wakefield and Rolesville was decided by the final doubles match, but the Lady Wolverines emerged victorious 5-4 after winning their No. 2 doubles match …
Kahlil Watson blocked a punt, caught a pass and recorded two sacks for Wake Forest in the win at Millbrook.

Cougars blow out Wildcats on the road

RALEIGH — Wake Forest completely dismantled Millbrook’s football team with a 49-7 whipping on the road Friday. The Cougars jumped ahead to a 35-0 lead by halftime. In the second half, Wake …
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Offense stalls for Red Rams in first loss of the season

Franklinton's Will Germann, right, drags a South Johnston receiver down to the ground in a tackle for a loss.
FRANKLINTON ⁠— Franklinton's football team only scored one touchdown in their 23-10 loss to South Johnston at home Friday night. The Red Rams started off the night on the right track. …
Pro Sports

Mudcats falter, drop series to Salem

ZEBULON — After a modest three-game winning streak, the Carolina Mudcats’ offense deserted them again in back-to-back Advanced-A Carolina League losses to the Salem Red Sox over the …
College Notebooks
ECU Notebook

Houston installs new system, culture for Pirates

ECU first-year head coach Mike Houston addresses his team at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium following a spring scrimmage in late March.
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 …
UNC Notebook
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 …