High Schools

May 25, 2017

Phillip Boykin just wrapped up his junior season playing baseball at North Pitt and is on this year’s Pitt County American Legion Post 39 team. Boykin chatted with Reflector prep sports beat writer Jordan Anders this week about transitioning into the Legion season and what it’s like…


May 25, 2017

Ayden-Grifton football coach Paul Cornwell is fond of telling his players that their senior season is their legacy with the Chargers’ football program.

The players who will be seniors for A-G in the fall don’t know what that legacy will be yet, but lineman Davon Daggs is ready to put his stamp on…


May 23, 2017

Farmville Central sophomore Keziah Everett has spent most of May wrapped up in track and field season.

While he was putting together a season in which he finished sixth in the state in 2-A shot put, football programs in and around North Carolina were more focused on what he can do on the gridiron.…


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 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

Three is the magic number when it comes to the state baseball and softball playoffs in Pitt County.

A trio of county public schools remain in the postseason — one in baseball, two in softball — and will compete in the fourth round tonight. With three rounds down, those teams stand at…


May 18, 2017

Ayden-Grifton freshman track runner Aaleyah Garris is one of six Chargers who qualified for this week’s 2-A state track meet with a second-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles last weekend at the East Regionals. Garris chatted with Reflector prep sports beat writer Jordan Anders about…


May 17, 2017

South Central came unraveled with a 4-1 lead in tow in the seventh inning Tuesday night, but the Falcons quickly stitched together a winning run in the bottom of the frame for a thrilling 5-4 victory over visiting Holly Springs in the 4-A state softball playoffs.

After breaking a 1-1 tie with three…

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