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June 27, 2017

The man who is set to oversee a major football stadium overhaul made certain on Tuesday he will be around to enjoy it firsthand.

East Carolina and director of athletics Jeff Compher agreed to a five-year contract extension that will take effect later this week. It will pay Compher, who replaced…

June 27, 2017

College basketball coaches across the country will spend the coming season coaching freshman players into stars — for someone else.

Others will see players have surprise breakout seasons only to realize those campaigns were merely auditions to open options to finish their careers elsewhere.…

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June 27, 2017

WINTERVILLE — Southern Pitt had an auspicious start to its final game of the Cal Ripken 11-year-old all-star state baseball tournament at Winterville Recreation Park on Monday evening, but it didn’t last.

After taking an immediate 2-0 edge in the game, West Raleigh did the…

June 25, 2017

Bigger is not always better, not even in basketball.

Balance is critical in creating winning hoops teams, but being at a size disadvantage means being predictable and very often beatable.

The challenge of finding the size to create that balance is not a new one for East Carolina head coach Jeff…

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June 25, 2017

The 2017 Daily Reflector all-county softball team:

Grace Cochran, D.H. Conley: Cochran hit .403 for DHC, driving in 24 runs and scoring 22. She had a slugging percentage of .558 and a fielding percentage of .972.

Cara Davis, D.H. Conley: The Vikings’ senior center fielder hit .488 at leadoff,…

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June 25, 2017

D.H. Conley catcher Makenna Matthijs entered her senior season looking to up her production, but the success she found at the plate came as a surprise even to herself.

Matthijs, a 5-foot-6 senior, was nearly unstoppable with the bat, posting a .580 average (51-for-88) and amassing 47 RBIs to earn…

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June 25, 2017

In her previous two seasons as starting pitcher at South Central, Abigayle Rowell had not built a reputation for piling up strikeouts.

That changed in her senior season, as she fanned a career-high 115 batters as part of a campaign that makes her this year’s Daily Reflector Pitcher of the…

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June 25, 2017

After South Central’s softball team claimed a long-sought after victory over D.H. Conley on May 4, Falcons coach Cotton Nicholson grinned and made a remark he seemed to have been waiting a long time to make.

“There’s more than one softball team in Pitt County,” he said that…

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June 25, 2017

A former hard-hitting safety who was a favorite of coaches and teammates was shot and killed in Raleigh on Friday night, according to the capital city’s police department.

Domonique Lennon, 24, reportedly died outside a restaurant on Wake Forest Road of multiple gunshot wounds. He was…

June 25, 2017

The topic of NASCAR’s discretion when calling debris cautions hasn’t been far from the surface for the last couple of seasons. It seems pretty safe to say after last weekend’s race at Michigan, that’s unlikely to change anytime soon.

Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr.…

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