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Thrust into a setting role for Tuesday's NCISAA 1-A playoff match with Ridgecroft, Greenfield's Jeallen Holland (12) responded with a career-high 21 assists in the Lady Knights' win over Ridgecroft.

Greenfield reshuffles deck, pushes through to second round

In order to experience at least one more day of volleyball this season, Greenfield School had to step into some new roles at the last minute Tuesday afternoon. With three starters missing due to …
North Carolina State guard Devon Daniels, right, guards Duke forward Matthew Hurt during the first half of a game in Durham on Monday, March 2.

Hurt bulking up for sophomore season with Blue Devils

Matthew Hurt played the AAU circuit as a 5-star basketball recruit, meaning he faced plenty of top recruits in competition. He played attract enough offers to narrow his list of schools to three blue …

Lady Chargers sweep Liberty Christian to end season

DURHAM — The Wilson Christian volleyball team concluded its season Monday afternoon with a 25-23, 25-20 victory over Liberty Christian. Finishing with 12 victories in their 13 contests, the …

Area calendar, Oct. 21-22

Wednesday, October 21   No events scheduled.   Thursday, October 22   High School Varsity Volleyball NCCSA 2-A playoffs, first round — TBD at Wilson …
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, in Arlington, Texas.

Kershaw, LA stars shine, Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in WS opener

  ARLINGTON, Texas  — Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers left the Tampa Bay Rays stuck in neutral to start a most strange World Series played …
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Student-athlete of the week

Student Athlete of the Week: Everyone

Olivia John finished her high school career for Wake Forest with 85 goals and 53 assists. Contributed Photo
A large number of senior student-athletes who play spring sports were unable to finish their season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week’s Student Athlete of the Week goes out to all of …
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Lester Wilder was Franklinton High School's girls basketball coach for 41 years and accumulated over 500 wins during his career.

Franklinton to support Coach Wilder with drive-by parade

FRANKLINTON — The town of Franklinton is showing their support for longtime Franklinton High School coach and community icon Lester Wilder, who is battling stomach and prostate cancer. A …

Lakers and LeBron win another NBA title

LeBron James on Sunday firmly cemented his legacy as the greatest basketball player of all time with an NBA championship alongside the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers defeated the Miami Heat …
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Wakefield football beats Wake Forest in first-ever meeting

WAKE FOREST — Usually around this time of year, Wake Forest’s football team is getting ready to take on its cross-town rival Wakefield on the gridiron. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, …
Lucas Taylor averaged 21.6 points per game for Heritage during his junior year.

Lucas Taylor commits to Clemson

WAKE FOREST — Heritage boys basketball player Lucas Taylor made the announcement Friday Oct. 9 that he will be playing for Clemson University after he graduates in 2021. Taylor has had …
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N.C. State wide receiver Thayer Thomas caught 31 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns and also returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown last year.

Former Huskies shine in N.C. State opener

RALEIGH — N.C. State’s football team won their opening game of the season in a 45-42 shootout against Wake Forest University at home Saturday thanks to some solid performances from former …
Raygan Rensing will take her talents to Lees-McRae College this year after accumulating 290 strikeouts and 39 wins from the mound for Heritage.

Rensing prepares for first season with Lees-McRae

BANNER ELK — Former Heritage High School softball player Raygan Rensing just started school at Lees-McRae College and is now getting ready for the upcoming softball season, which is scheduled …
Redford Dunton averaged 13.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during his three years at Heritage.

Dunton commits to Purdue Fort Wayne

WAKE FOREST — Former Heritage High School boys basketball player Redford Dunton announced via Twitter that he committed to play at Purdue University Fort Wayne in Indiana after he …
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Storm entering midpoint of Franklin Wake soccer season

The Storm are 3-2 overall this season and have scored 15 total goals for Franklin Wake Soccer Club.
YOUNGSVILLE — The U12 girls soccer team, The Storm, are 3-2 overall this season playing out of Franklin Wake Soccer Club, formerly known as YAKS. Rob Caine, who has been coaching The Storm …
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Early season highlights from the NFL teams

The NFL season is in full swing after most teams have now played four games this year. Most stadiums either don’t have fans at all, or are allowing a limited number in attendance due to the …
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