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Louisville guard Samuell Williamson dunks over Duke guard Jordan Goldwire (14) during the first half of Saturday's game in Durham. The No. 11 Cardinals knocked off the No. 3 Blue Devils, handing them their second straight loss, 79-73.

No. 11 Cardinals hand No. 3 Duke second straight loss, 79-73

DURHAM – The scandal-ridden and rag-tag Louisville basketball program that Chris Mack took over just two years ago has the gait of a legitimate national title contender, after …
Hunt's Shakei Hines has designs on finishing this revserse layup during Friday's 3-A Big East Conference game against Southern Nash in Stanhope. The Warriors won 64-54.

Streaking Warriors win 8th straight, deny Southern Nash 64-54

STANHOPE — Dwight Taylor didn’t have to go far in order to find the right buttons to push for his Hunt High varsity boys basketball team on Friday night at Southern …
Jermia Walker (4) of Southern Nash drives to the basket during Friday's game against Hunt in Stanhope. Walker had 21 points in Southern's 58-50 win.

Ladybirds stun defending Big East champion Hunt, 58-50

STANHOPE — In five seasons, Jordan Bass has seen the peaks and valleys as it relates to his Southern Nash High varsity girls basketball team. Many, many valleys in fact. Few peaks. But …

AREA ROUNDUP: Knights take over 1st in CPIC with 70-54 win over WCD

In front of a packed gym at Greenfield School, the host Knights issued the first volley in the race for 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference varsity boys basketball supremacy Friday night …
The late E.D. Hall, back right, played for the semi-professional Black Creek Dodgers, organized by Tommy Batts, during the early 1980s along with several of Hall’s former Lee Woodard and Beddingfield high school players. The rest of the Dodgers were, front from left, Mack Smith, Dexter Simms, Batts, David Lawhon, Jeff Lucas and Doug Godwin. Back row: Willie Woodard, Jeff Davis, Ricky Batts, Darvis Simms, Tim Bardin and Hall.

Memories of Coach E.D. Hall

This column is about the late E.D. Hall, the first Beddingfield High baseball coach and a longtime member of the Wilson Hot Stove and North Carolina Baseball Museum advisory board, who died in …

45th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet set for Monday night

Tickets are still available for the 45th annual Wilson Hot Stove banquet Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Recreation Park Community Center. Tickets are $25 each for the event, one of two major annual …
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Heritage wrestling gets even with Rolesville

Jacob Cascio earned Heritage's first win of the night by pinning Rolesville's Nolan Martin in the first period of the 132-pound match.
ROLESVILLE - After losing to Rolesville at home Dec. 7, Heritage's wrestling team avenged themselves by beating the Rams 48-33 on the road at Rolesville's senior night Wednesday Jan. 15. The …
Rolesville's Jonathan Adorno pictured with his family and coaches as he signed with UNC-Chapel Hill.

Rolesville football player signs with UNC

ROLESVILLE - Rolesville High School football player Jonathan Adorno held his official signing for UNC-Chapel Hill at the school Friday.  Adorno was joined on stage with his father, his …
Rolesville's Jonathan Saravia, left, prepares to pin Wake Forest combatant Bennett Moore at 220 pounds in the climactic match of the meet. Don Fuller | Special to The Wake Weekly

Ram wrestlers trounce Wake Forest

ROLESVILLE — Two overtime matches, two team lead changes and one triple-figure wrestling milestone marked Rolesville High’s 42-33 dual defeat of Wake Forest. The NAC 6 conference bout began …
Knight Ayinde Taylor II attacks the baseline during his clutch performance. Don Fuller | Special to The Wake Weekly

Knightdale prevails over East Wake in close finish

WENDELL — Calling the 62-61 Knightdale boys basketball triumph over East Wake the best game of the year so far doesn’t carry much of an early-January 2020 impact; however, the traded spurts, …
Knight Jaden Davis (No. 3) nails a floater against the East Wake resistance. Don Fuller | Special to The Wake Weekly

Lady Knights take down Warriors again

WENDELL — The same superstar lit up the rematch as the Knightdale High girls basketball team again scorched neighboring rival East Wake, 49-34, last week. Knight guard Diamond Thomas, in fact, …
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Redford Dunton posted a double-double for Heritage with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Wakefield.

Huskies hold their own against Wolverines

WAKE FOREST - Heritage's boys basketball team pulled away near the end to take down conference leader Wakefield 56-39 at home Tuesday. The Huskies and Wolverines battled back and forth with …
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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 …
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Southern Nash product and N.C. State freshman running back Zonovan Knight carries the ball during a recent spring practice in Raleigh.

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 …
UNC Notebook

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

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 …

ECU Notebook

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

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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