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Prep teams hit gridiron

Farmville Central and North Pitt officially kicked off the Pitt County high school football preseason with practices late Friday night.

  • Peele: Locals continue success

    Area golfers continued to play well in matches throughout the area during the past week.

  • Panthers’ secondary ready to break out

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Carolina Panthers’ secondary is eager to finally break out from the shadows of the perennially strong front seven this season.

  • Camps can’t mask NFL’s woes

    Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests.

  • Jin-Young Ko leads Women’s British

    TURNBERRY, Scotland — There is a Ko atop the leaderboard after three rounds of the Women’s British Open, just not the one many were expecting.

  • Merritt shoots 61 in Virginia

    GAINESVILLE, Va. — Troy Merritt could not miss Saturday in the Quicken Loans National. Tiger Woods couldn’t make anything.

ECU

ECU planning its defense

East Carolina’s football coaches spent part of this week watching film of the first few opponents on ECU’s schedule.

  • McNeill calls 'Time Out'

    Toss out all of the cliches about him being the captain of the ship.

  • Compher announces $10 tickets

    With the East Carolina football season approaching, ECU athletic director Jeff Compher announced on Wednesday a plan for ECU fans to purchase new Community Corner tickets beginning this morning.

  • Toure hopes for world tour

    Having already played two seasons at Oregon State and now a member of East Carolina’s women’s basketball team, Khadidja Toure has explored many angles of the United States.

  • Hoffman part of big trade

    DENVER — Tuesday’s blockbuster trade in Major League Baseball involved Jeff Hoffman, the highest-ever draft pick in any sport by an East Carolina player.

  • Fostering success to ECU

    East Carolina coach Jeff Lebo would not necessarily ignore a talented recruit who plays for a losing team, but he has proven that he will give a player who does not have eye-popping statistics a shot if he plays for a winner.

Chizik hopes to help Heels

CHAPEL HILL — Gene Chizik built one of the nation’s top defenses as an Auburn assistant, worked as defensive coordinator during Texas’ national-championship run then returned to the Tigers to win another title as head coach.

  • Henderson has goals with Wolfpack

    RALEIGH — Terry Henderson has seen transfers thrive before at N.C. State. Now it’s his turn.

  • UNC among teams seeking improvement

    PINEHURST — Some of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s sleeping giants hope this is the year they return to prominence.

  • Clemson picked to win ACC

    PINEHURST — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hopes Deshaun Watson takes another step forward this season.The voters think the other Tigers will, too.

  • Football returning to UAB in ’17

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — UAB football will take the field again in 2017 and remain an FBS program.

  • ACC enjoys stability

    PINEHURST — The Atlantic Coast Conference has entered a period of strength and stability. Nobody is coming in anytime soon, and nobody is leaving.

Prep teams hit gridiron

Farmville Central and North Pitt officially kicked off the Pitt County high school football preseason with practices late Friday night.

  • Conner to lead Vikings

    D.H. Conley football coach Brian Paschal’s year-long suspension was upheld by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association on Friday, and former assistant Nate Conner is set to be the Vikings’ head coach this season.

  • Coaches discuss practice changes

    The new offseason football workout schedule put together by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has been met with mixed reviews from some Pitt County coaches.

  • Gilbert headed to Mid-Atlantic Christian

    Kamiah Gilbert wasn’t sure why, but during the recent J.H. Rose graduation ceremony, she thought back to her freshman year with the Rampants.

  • Pitcher of the Year: Tyler Sutton

    After his junior year for North Pitt, Tyler Sutton was presented with a challenge.

  • Hitter of the Year: Bryant Packard

    It is hard to decide on a favorite home run when you have so many to choose from, as Bryant Packard can attest.

Camps can’t mask NFL’s woes

Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests.

  • Panthers’ secondary ready to break out

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Carolina Panthers’ secondary is eager to finally break out from the shadows of the perennially strong front seven this season.

  • Jin-Young Ko leads Women’s British

    TURNBERRY, Scotland — There is a Ko atop the leaderboard after three rounds of the Women’s British Open, just not the one many were expecting.

  • Merritt shoots 61 in Virginia

    GAINESVILLE, Va. — Troy Merritt could not miss Saturday in the Quicken Loans National. Tiger Woods couldn’t make anything.

  • Woods shoots 66, in contention

    GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker.

  • NFL: Fans cheer Brady

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts.

Pocono pays tribute to Gordon

LONG POND, Pa. — Jeff Gordon’s request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time NASCAR champion has been feted with a parade, bourbon, an 18-liter bottle of wine, even a track named in his honor.

  • Kyle Busch stays hot

    INDIANAPOLIS — There was no celebratory burnout — Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks — just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Gordon tour reaches Indiana

    PITTSBORO, Ind. — Jeff Gordon felt right at home Thursday back in small-town Indiana.

  • RTA considered a success

    Race Team Alliance chairman Rob Kauffman tried to spin the ownership group’s biggest contributions to NASCAR in the last year as “things fans don’t care about.”From cost-cutting to fantasy gambling, the RTA has, however, made strides in the sport, and the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams has eased up, which is good news for the series and its fans.

  • Kyle Busch wins again

    LOUDON, N.H. — Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention.

  • Goodyear: No talks about changes

    LOUDON, N.H. — The most intriguing wrinkle for the Chase may not be which championship contenders are in or out after each elimination round.

Bless your heart
Bless your heart


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