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This lead would not last for Ramseur Faith Christian's Trevor Brunson, who was later passed by Wilson Christian's Lin Scott en route to a 28-second victory and the second straight individual boys title for the Chargers.

Wilson Christian boys win NCCSA cross-country title; Scott captures individual crown

If the Wilson Christian cross-country teams can continue to produce underclassmen that emerge as individual state champions, then good luck keeping the Chargers out of contention for team honors for …

Powell finishes 2nd at NCISAA 1-A meet as Knights place third

CHARLOTTE — Senior Will Powell concluded a cross-country career that includes a team title for Greenfield School with a runner-up showing at Thursday’s North Carolina Independent Schools …
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Rhyming out of trouble

Remember the old rhymes and sayings we learned as kids that would help us through life? You know, things like ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.’ Or …

Chargers win NCCSA cross-country title

The promotion of top runner Leighton Trull to the varsity roster did not hamper the Wilson Christian cross-country team Thursday, as the Chargers edged runner-up Alamance Christian and claim the …

Wildcats squeeze by Cyclones 20-13 in loop battle

WILMINGTON — Despite being outweighed by nearly 30 pounds per man, the Charles L. Coon High Cyclones battled host New Hanover High before succumbing 20-13 on the Wildcats homecoming …

Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Jocelyn Bailey, Wilson Christian Academy

In her first semester at Wilson Christian Academy, Jocelyn Bailey continued to make big plays for the Lady Chargers varsity volleyball team last week, making her this week’s Farris & Thomas …

Area calendar, Oct. 30-31

Friday, October 30 No events scheduled. Saturday, October 31 High School Boys Soccer NCCSA 2-A championship at Alamance Christian, Graham — Wilson Christian vs. Lexington Union …
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel is tackled by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson during the second of Thursday's game in Charlotte.

Ryan, Falcons avenge earlier loss to Panthers, 25-17

CHARLOTTE — This time, the Atlanta Falcons finished. Matt Ryan threw for 281 yards and ran for a touchdown, Younghoe Koo made four field goals and the Atlanta Falcons held on to beat the …
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North Johnston track standout Caroline Leegins will transition from the Lady Panthers to Barton College after signing with the NCAA Division II Lady Bulldogs.

7 make college choices official at North Johnston signing ceremony

KENLY — Seven graduating seniors at North Johnston High made official their college choices during a signing ceremony June 4 at the school. Caroline Leegins signed with NCAA Division II Barton …

All-GNRC cheerleading team announced

The hard work of countless cheerleaders from football through basketball season did not go unnoticed. On the All-Greater Neuse River Conference team, 11 cheerleaders were honored …

All-GNRC indoor track

For the winter indoor track season, Cleveland captured a pair of Greater Neuse River Conference titles to land atop the standings.  In the girls standings, the Rams edged out Clayton for the …
Smithfield-Selma wrestler Michael Nichols looks for an advantage while wrestling Neuse Charter's Thorn Grove on Nov. 20. Nichols was named an all-Greater Neuse River Conference wrestler for the Spartans.

GNRC produces 23 all-conference wrestlers

A season of bouts on the mat yielded 23 All-Greater Neuse River Conference wrestlers who earned their fair-share of victories this season. West Johnston 132-pound wrestler Gavin McKendrick, who …
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Clements prevails in Limited Late Model Division at SNMP

Brandon Clements, center, poses with car owner Cal Clements and wife, Cali, after winning Sunday's Limited Late Model event at SNMP.
LUCAMA — Brandon Clements scored his first Southern National Motorsports Park Limited Late Model win since 2012 in spectacular fashion, holding off Tony Grady in a breathtaking duel in …
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Professional baseball player Jerry Sands, a former Smithfield-Selma High School standout, poses with his wife, Morgan, and their two sons, Eli and Tucker, after signing with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball in December 2019. Contributed photo

International pastime: Former SSS standout continues his career in Asia

When Jerry Sands traded his Wilson Tobs uniform for that of a Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor league team in June of 2008, little did the Smithfield-Selma High product realize he was beginning a journey …
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