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Students get injury prevention lesson

From station to station, Farmville Middle School sixth graders got some eye-opening information about the risk of injuries many of them will face when they get to seventh grade and join organized sports teams.

  • Love lifts Pirates

    Reid Love followed up an outing in which he didn’t get an out with one of his finest ones of the season on Wednesday, shutting down UNC Wilmington and creating more than enough time for the East Carolina baseball offense to complete an 8-5 comeback win at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

  • Blount, Fulcher make college choices

    When Pitt Community College basketball coach Darrick Mullins talks about former pupil Jaquan Blount from a sheer hoops sense, he calls him a freak of nature.

  • Easter tourney slate starts tonight

    High school Easter tournament action in Pitt County gets under way today, and things really get going this weekend and into early next week.

  • Former Pirate signs with Jets

    NEW YORK — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson found a new job pretty quickly, too.

  • Round 1 of ECU-UNCW a wash

    East Carolina was scheduled to play five baseball games in five days, but on Tuesday that was turned into a four-game schedule for the week.

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Love lifts Pirates

Reid Love followed up an outing in which he didn’t get an out with one of his finest ones of the season on Wednesday, shutting down UNC Wilmington and creating more than enough time for the East Carolina baseball offense to complete an 8-5 comeback win at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

  • Former Pirate signs with Jets

    NEW YORK — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson found a new job pretty quickly, too.

  • Round 1 of ECU-UNCW a wash

    East Carolina was scheduled to play five baseball games in five days, but on Tuesday that was turned into a four-game schedule for the week.

  • A Lovely first impression

    Perhaps the tallest obstacle to be scaled at any college football spring practice is a walk-on garnering significant attention from his coaches.

  • Pirates hope to beat UNCW, rain

    Typical March weather in eastern North Carolina forced a pair of in-state college baseball rivals to wait until this week to stage their first two meetings of the season.

  • Freshman forward leaving ECU

    East Carolina freshman Brandan Stith has been granted his release and will transfer to Old Dominion following the conclusion of the spring semester, ECU men’s basketball coach Jeff Lebo announced Monday.

Artificial turf coming to Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame will break with tradition and replace the grass surface at the stadium known as the “House Rockne Built” and install artificial surface before the upcoming football season.

  • NCAA issues statement on unions

    INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA contends that unionization by college athletes could lead to fewer scholarships and championships as well as a drop in academic support and career counseling.

  • Lawyer in NCAA case charged

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — An attorney who assisted the NCAA during its probe of Miami athletics is facing charges from the Florida Bar, which alleges a wide range of ethics violations occurred during that investigation.

  • Roundup: QBs sharp in spring games

    CHAPEL HILL — Mitch Trubisky closed spring drills with a solid finish in his battle to wrestle North Carolina’s starting job away from Marquise Williams.

  • Littrell takes charge of offense

    CHAPEL HILL — Seth Littrell took the job running North Carolina’s offense to play the same fast-paced style that coach Larry Fedora wants.

  • Wolfpack WRs aim to improve

    RALEIGH — Jumichael Ramos figures North Carolina State’s young receivers have the chance to turn last year’s struggles into an asset.

Conley field gets upgrade

Renovations to D.H. Conley’s baseball stadium were made possible exclusively because of community contributions and supporters of the Conley baseball program.

  • Easter tourney slate starts tonight

    High school Easter tournament action in Pitt County gets under way today, and things really get going this weekend and into early next week.

  • Vikes pull away from Rose

    Megan Jones was often the last line of defense in front of D.H. Conley’s girls’ soccer goalie on Thursday, and Jones ensured J.H. Rose had minimal scoring chances in a game that, if won by the Rampants, would’ve created a tie atop the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference standings.

  • Roundup: Rose rallies

    J.H. Rose was six outs away from having its perfect season ruined against South Central before a six-run rally flipped the script in Tuesday’s baseball game, blindsided the Falcons and helped the Rampants remain unbeaten.

  • Rose snaps skid vs. New Bern

    The J.H. Rose girls’ soccer team recorded its first win over New Bern in more than 20 years on Monday, getting a goal early in the second half from Hayley Goldman in a 1-0 victory at Rose.

  • Vincent inducted into NCHSAA Hall

    North Carolina’s winningest high school baseball coach went into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame on Saturday, and Ronald Vincent’s win total is still growing.

Source: Former Pirate visits N.Y. Jets

NEW YORK — Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson visited the New York Jets on Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

  • Musings from the Masters

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — The moment doesn’t get much bigger than this — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.

  • ’Canes enter offseason of uncertainty

    RALEIGH — The Carolina Hurricanes have entered perhaps their most uncertain offseason since they moved to North Carolina.

  • Watson going after other majors

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits.

  • Watson wins another Masters

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson’s second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

  • MLB: Braves sweep Nats

    ATLANTA — Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run homer off Gio Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 10-2 victory on Sunday.

Harvick in Cup contention

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks.

  • Elliott soaks in newfound fame

    DARLINGTON, S.C. — Chase Elliott isn’t really sure what he has accomplished the last two weeks in becoming the youngest Nationwide driver with multiple victories.

  • Harvick captures Darlington pole

    DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.

  • Kenseth wants Darlington repeat

    DARLINGTON, S.C. — Matt Kenseth hopes to get his season going and lock up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Darlington Raceway.

  • Logano’s win boosts Penske

    As he chased Joey Logano around Texas Motor Speedway, more than a few people wondered if Brad Keselowski was letting off the gas just a little bit to help his teammate to a win.

  • Logano holds on for win

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps Monday after a late caution in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season,Logano had a 2.2-second lead on teammate Brad Keselowski and was within a half-lap of taking the white flag, which would have guaranteed no extra laps.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart

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