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May 21, 2017

Sports editor Nathan Summers is taking monthly excursions on the Tar River to explore the river’s character and its characters.

When I began this monthly series back in the winter, I intentionally left it wide open in terms of what fish I might target, who I might do it with and where it…


May 21, 2017

North Pitt head football coach Brent Wooten called last week the best four days of practice the Panthers have had since he took over the program in January 2015.

Imagine how excited he will be this week when he actually has something resembling his whole team at his disposal.

Spring practice kicked…


May 21, 2017

Sports editor Nathan Summers is taking monthly excursions to the Tar River to explore the river’s character and its characters as the seasons change.

Even before the floodwaters from the upstream stretches of the Tar River charged down to Greenville and my home launch at Port Terminal Road by…


May 20, 2017

East Carolina pitcher Kirk Morgan allowed just two hits in eight shutout innings as the Pirates closed the regular season with a 3-0 road victory over Connecticut.

Morgan (3-0) struck out five and issued no walks before yielding the mound to Matt Bridges, who notched the save by retiring the…


May 20, 2017

Watching Aric Almirola be extricated from his car last weekend at Kansas Speedway was a frightening reminder of the real danger still present in stock car racing.

My girlfriend, having never seen a driver be cut from a car, was understandably taken aback by the spectacle of safety workers and…

NASCAR Kansas Auto Racing

May 20, 2017

When Dexter McDuffie rolls into football practice this week at South Central, he’ll have a little extra hardware to his name.

McDuffie claimed a state championship in the 300-meter hurdles at Friday’s 4-A state track and field championships at North Carolina A&T. It was the…


May 20, 2017

On April 25, 2013, Nelson Cooper sent me a message on Twitter.

“Gordon’s golf and ski is on fire really bad. Looks pretty bad,” Cooper wrote.

I wasn’t sure what to do with the information at first, but I trusted Cooper because of our many conversations in the D.H. Conley…


May 19, 2017

J.H. Rose baseball coach Ronald Vincent has been around long enough to know there are some nights where simply nothing goes right.

All Vincent could do was chuckle Friday after one such night saw his Rampants eliminated from the 4-A playoffs.

No. 10 seed Holly Springs unloaded a barrage of hits on…


May 19, 2017

East Carolina baseball’s 6-4 loss at Connecticut on Friday afternoon ensured that the Pirates will finish last in the American Athletic Conference and have the No. 8 seed for next week’s AAC tournament in Clearwater, Fla.

ECU (28-27, 6-17 American) will play the No. 1 seed Tuesday at 7…


May 19, 2017

East Carolina second-year head football coach Scottie Montgomery announced Friday the signing of three transfers to grant-in-aid agreements. Running back Tyshon Dye (Clemson), defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore (Minnesota) and quarterback Thomas Sirk (Duke) will all be eligible immediately and have…

Indiana Duke Pinstripe Bowl
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