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Castleberry: Mourning Mirra's loss

Six or seven years ago, I was hitting golf balls at the Bradford Creek Golf Course driving range when Dave Mirra showed up. Mirra wasn’t alone.

  • HS roundup: Postseason for some

    FARMVILLE — By making it to the third round of this year’s 2-A state dual team playoffs, Farmville Central’s wrestling team already had surpassed last year’s second-round playoff run entering Thursday night’s match against Dixon.

  • Castleberry: Finish line is near

    Their sophomore seasons created plenty of optimism. Both disappointed as juniors.

  • Locals make college choices

    The following athletes from Farmville Central, D.H. Conley and the Oakwood School signed to play college sports on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day.

  • Different Denver enjoying attention

    There are hardly any Broncos fans these days in Denver — Denver, N.C., that is.

  • Pirates complete class

    Faced with signing 20 or more new football players in a span of less than five weeks, Scottie Montgomery scored his first victory on Wednesday by executing a game plan.

ECU

Pirates complete class

Faced with signing 20 or more new football players in a span of less than five weeks, Scottie Montgomery scored his first victory on Wednesday by executing a game plan.

  • Hurricane edges Pirates

    With its biggest challenge of the season looming, the struggling East Carolina women’s basketball team had one slip away during the final minutes on Wednesday night in Minges Coliseum.

  • Update: All but one ECU recruit sign

    A handful of East Carolina football recruits wasted little time declaring themselves Pirates on Wednesday's National Signing Day.

  • Macy seeks ‘sustained effort’

    After the East Carolina women’s basketball team’s latest defeat ­— an 83-63 loss to Temple in Minges Coliseum on Saturday — ECU sixth-year coach Heather Macy praised a hot Temple squad more than focusing on her team’s downfalls.

  • Brooks at his best?

    It was not a pleasant stay for the East Carolina baseball team at the Coral Gables Regional last season.

  • QB Herring sticks with ECU

    East Carolina’s monster football win over North Carolina in 2014 is still resonating on the recruiting trail, and so too is the coaching clout of first-year ECU head man Scottie Montgomery.

FSU class tops ACC

CLEMSON, S.C. — Jimbo Fisher pledged to work toward helping Florida State win another title shortly after losing at Clemson last fall.

  • Top 25: Tennessee tops Kentucky

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Kevin Punter Jr. scored 27 points and Armani Moore added 18 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday night as Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit in an 84-77 upset of No. 20 Kentucky.

  • UNC falls at Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s last game left a lot of room for improvement, with guard Damion Lee looking to make amends for a subpar performance.

  • Heels headed for tough stretch

    CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Roy Williams has long promised his teams that things would get tougher as they entered the conference schedule.

  • Tough time for Deacs

    WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest keeps finding ways to lose, leaving the Demon Deacons’ strong start this season as nothing more than a distant memory.

  • Top 25: Hield leads OU rout

    NORMAN, Okla. — Buddy Hield scored 30 points to help No. 1 Oklahoma defeat Texas Tech 91-67 on Tuesday night.

HS roundup: Postseason for some

FARMVILLE — By making it to the third round of this year’s 2-A state dual team playoffs, Farmville Central’s wrestling team already had surpassed last year’s second-round playoff run entering Thursday night’s match against Dixon.

  • Locals make college choices

    The following athletes from Farmville Central, D.H. Conley and the Oakwood School signed to play college sports on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day.

  • Powell, Clemson make it official

    The following football players from J.H. Rose, South Central and Ayden-Grifton signed to play in college on Wednesday.

  • Farmville Central boys stay unbeaten

    FARMVILLE — There were plenty of ways that Tuesday night’s performance against North Johnston wasn’t the best of the year for Farmville Central’s boys’ basketball team.

  • Locals win wrestling titles

    South Central’s Justin Randolph wrestled a double-overtime match at practice this week to try to prepare for the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference championships.

  • Jags honor ’06 title team

    When Shay Hayes stepped into Farmville Central’s gym on Friday night, she couldn’t believe how much had changed.

Different Denver enjoying attention

There are hardly any Broncos fans these days in Denver — Denver, N.C., that is.Instead, this unincorporated town about a half-hour from Charlotte is full of Carolina Panthers fans.

  • Failures fuel Super Bowl chase

    SAN FRANCISCO — The pain of losing a Super Bowl never really disappears. It drives players who have experienced it to get back and get it right.

  • Perfect ending for Snedeker

    SAN DIEGO — Nothing brings out hindsight in golf like the weather.

  • Oher's best season started with a text

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — When Cam Newton discovered the Carolina Panthers planned to make a run at signing Michael Oher last offseason, he texted the free agent offensive tackle: “I need you.

  • Panthers, Broncos meet reporters

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room?

  • Panthers’ fast starts keyed playoff run

    CHARLOTTE — The Denver Broncos may want to make sure they get off to a fast start if they hope to beat the Carolina Panthers in the Super Bowl.

Stewart injured in ATV accident

CHARLOTTE — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday with a back injury and Stewart-Haas Racing said the team was unsure of the extent of his injuries just a week before he is expected in Daytona to prepare for his final season in Sprint Cup.

  • Retiring Stewart at ease

    CHARLOTTE — Tony Stewart is a man at peace as he heads into the final season of his NASCAR career.

  • Roush optimistic about moves

    CHARLOTTE — Roush Fenway Racing opened last season with the same optimism as every other team in NASCAR.It quickly became apparent the organization had fallen far behind the competition.

  • Sweet victory

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kyle Busch opened the season in a hospital bed and ended it in victory lane with the championship trophy.

  • Anders: History favors Harvick

    Well, here we are. A dramatic, pressure-packed and at times borderline absurd Chase for the Sprint Cup will end — or is scheduled to, at least — today with one of four drivers being crowned a Sprint Cup champion.

  • Harvick primed to defend title

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Good luck wrestling the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship away from Kevin Harvick.

NCAA

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