February 27, 2017

East Carolina baseball used a talented freshman in Trey Benton as Sunday’s starting pitcher, and he was looking to improve his ERA and pick up a win after a short outing last weekend at undefeated Mississippi.

It was clear about 30 minutes into Sunday’s game at Clark-LeClair Stadium…

ECU grad juggling marriage, motherhood in NASCAR

February 26, 2017

The first couple of months of each year are usually pretty hectic for Brad and Paige Keselowski.

But it will be hard to top their start to 2017.

The Keselowskis have spent the last week and a half in Daytona Beach, Fla., navigating NASCAR’s annual Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway…

Falcons in East semifinals

February 26, 2017

Two days after his team was nearly tripped up in the second round of the 4-A state playoffs, South Central boys’ basketball coach Chris Cherry issued a challenge to his team for Saturday’s third-round game against Apex: Relax a little.

The second-seeded Falcons responded with a…

Pirates power past Explorers, 8-4

February 26, 2017

Travis Watkins’ high home run in the bottom of the second inning Saturday afternoon could be classified as “wind-aided.”

Luke Bolka hit a no-doubter the next inning, crushing a grand slam over the right-center field wall that carried far with some help from the strong wind blowing…