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March 17, 2019

For the teams sliding around on the NCAA Tournament bubble, there are no more opportunities to change their resumes.

The only thing left is to wait for the brackets to be announced Sunday.

Some bubble teams used their respective conference tournaments to leave a good impression on the selection…

SEC Florida Auburn Basketball

March 17, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson remembers crying in his mother’s arms after suffering a knee sprain that would sideline him for nearly six full games and threaten fifth-ranked Duke’s title potential.

Less than a month later, Williamson was standing amid fallen confetti,…

APTOPIX ACC Florida St Duke Basketball

March 16, 2019

After Saturday’s 6-2 loss to visiting Greenville Rose, Nash Central’s baseball team dropped its record to four wins and four losses. But that outcome, losing to a Class 3-A team that improved its own record to 7-1, didn’t remove the smile from Willie Langley’s face.



March 16, 2019

RALEIGH — On Friday against Florida State, the N.C. State baseball team cruised to a 16-0 victory, its 18th in 18 tries on the season. 

On Saturday, the journey to the final decision was much different, but the result was the same. The Wolfpack (19-0, 5-0), down 4-0 in the second inning,…

March 16, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson didn’t hesitate when he saw his shot for the lead coming off the rim late in a tense game with Duke’s fierce rival. He bounced right back up in traffic for the kind of play that only he can make with his athleticism and size.

Yes, the Blue…

ACC Duke North Carolina Basketball

March 15, 2019

The rosters and coaches for the second annual area high school basketball all-star game, now dubbed the Eastern North Carolina All-Star Game after the success of last year’s Tri-Counties All-Star Game, have been announced.

Both the boys’ and girls’ games this year will be held at…


March 15, 2019

After losing to South Johnston earlier in the week, Rocky Mount High beat the Trojans on the road on Friday, 4-0, with a complete-game effort by junior pitcher Ben Sieracki leading the way.

Sieracki picked up his second win of the season, striking out seven batters in the shutout. For the season,…


March 15, 2019

Rocky Mount Academy grad and N.C. State sophomore Reid Johnston will start Saturday’s game against Florida State in the second game of a three-game series against the visiting Seminoles (13-2, 2-1 ACC).

N.C. State (17-0, 3-0) entered the series opener on Friday with a program-record 17-0…

March 15, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson said he never listened to the analysts who suggested he should forego the remainder of his college career at Duke and focus on the NBA.

“I knew I was going to be back,” Williamson said. “Everybody has their right to their own opinion,…

ACC Syracuse Duke Basketball

March 14, 2019

Chase Johnson didn’t need long before realizing his secondary pitches weren’t as crisp as usual.

The Faith Christian School pitcher, throwing against Wilson Community Christian on Thursday at home, issued a pair of walks in the first inning before securing the third out by blowing a…

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