WARSAW – How the James Kenan girls basketball team performs in tight games in a brutal conference will go a long way in determining the fate of the Tigers.

As much as his home fan base wants to criticize Kevin Motsinger, he’s the last man standing in Duplin County following Friday night’s 21-17 win over arch-rival East Duplin and Battle Holley in the third round of the 2A playoffs.

Battle Holley has many happy memories to savor from his East Duplin football team’s highly successful, just-concluded season.

BEULAVILLE – East Duplin has played two types of football games this season. One type is blowouts, where big plays come frequently. Then there are more competitive affairs where the Panthers’ clock-controlling offense goes on long scoring marches.

FAYETTEVILLE – A number of players have emerged from Harrells Christian Academy’s football team, which last Friday beat Trinity Christian 56-20 to capture its second consecutive Big East title.