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NJ’s Richardson ‘in his own world’ on mat

North Johnston senior wrestler Justin Richardson works to pin Neuse Charter's Thorn Grove during a quint hosted by the Cougars on Nov. 20 in Smithfield. Richardson moved into the 100-win club on Saturday, becoming the first Panther since 2013 to achieve the total.
KENLY — When North Johnston senior Justin Richardson gets on the wrestling mat, it’s as if he’s suddenly in his own world. Those words, which come directly from head coach Jeff …
School Sports
Corinth Holders senior Gabe Brewington keeps his eye on the rim before taking a 3-pointer during a 67-48 loss to Knightdale on Friday night. Brewington contributed nine points, including this trio, in defeat.

Knightdale basketball’s balanced scoring attack, size downs Pirates

WENDELL — The Corinth Holders boys basketball team was bombarded by a balanced Knightdale scoring attack on Friday night at home in a 4-A Northern Athletic Conference matchup. The Pirates …
Corinth Holders senior Deonna Adams (5) scoots around the Knightdale defense on her way to a layup during a 55-38 loss to the Knights on Friday night. Contributing heavily in the second half, Adams scored 19 points, half the total compiled by the PIrates, in the loss.

Corinth Holders girls basketball faces setback against Knightdale

WENDELL — The Corinth Holders girls basketball team suffered its fourth setback in the 4-A Northern Athletic Conference with a 55-38 loss to Knightdale at home on Friday night. “I …
Pro Sports
Kyle Busch holds up his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy Cup Series championship on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Busch will race in the Super Late Model Division as part of the Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park.

Southern National postpones Thanksgiving Classic

Rain arrived sooner than expected, prompting Southern National Motorsports Park to call off Saturday's on-track activity.  The race has been moved to March 1 —  a week before the CARS …
UNC Notebook
Tar Heels tumble into losing mark in January for 1st time since 2001-02 season

It has been a long time since North Carolina has looked as helpless and hapless on the basketball floor as they have over the past month, as the Heels now have their first losing record (8-9) since …

NC State Notebook
Wolfpack shows toughness in grinding victory at Virginia

If there was a game that encapsulates what it will take for N.C. State to emerge as one of the top teams in this season’s ACC standings, it would have to be the Wolfpack’s win Monday at …

Duke Notebook
Blue Devils’ O-line gets upgrade with Frey

Daniel Jones proved he was a better quarterback than NFL fans judged him at Duke upon taking over the New York Giants’ starting role as the sixth pick of the NFL draft. Quentin Harris, a …

ECU Notebook
Despite final loss, Pirates look forward to future with Houston

It was the complete opposite of a storybook ending for East Carolina’s senior class, but the players participating in their final game in the purple and gold maintained following the 49-24 loss …