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Friday, July 29, 2016

UMO Briefs

Moore has signed with Cestistica Civitavecchia, a city located on the country's western coast. The club plays in the Serie C Regionale league. "Playing professional basketball has always been a dream of mine since I was young," he said in...

Rebels focus on fundamental approach

CALYPSO -- Stepping through a labyrinth of Rebel-green shell pads, neon construction barrels and a humidity level nearing choke point, North Duplin head coach Hugh Martin issued a simple directive to his players. "Focus on one thing at a time,...

Cougar seniors setting the example

As the final day of mini-camp concluded on Thursday, Goldsboro head coach Bennett Johnson decided to let his group relive their playground days with nostalgia-filled pick-up football games. Johnson wanted his players to have fun, but with a caveat --...

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rosewood subscribes to football basics

West of the softball complex, where the players drilled, a farmer's prescribed fire huffed against a high noon sun. A plume of smoke, black and spiraled, spent itself in the suffocating dewpoint. Behind them, hidden by a hedge row of...

Gators concentrate on fundamentals

SEVEN SPRINGS -- In the far corner of the field, Spring Creek defensive linemen tested their reactions to snap counts. In the middle of the field were the skill players, competing in a seven-on-seven scrimmage. For Gators' head coach Aaron...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Golden Falcons look sharp in mini-camp

PIKEVILLE -- As the aged proverb goes, many hands make light work. The phrase, borne out of community diligence, is also an accurate preseason measure of the 2016 Charles B. Aycock varsity football team, who took the field yesterday...

Area schedule

They're back. Area varsity football mini-camps continue their prep work this week, managing conditioning and basic installations ahead of opening day, scheduled for Monday, August 1. Rosewood will practice this morning, while North Duplin and Spring Creek will hold...

Saints hoping for more numbers as season approaches

DUDLEY -- Approximately 30 Southern Wayne football players jogged to the practice field and lined up along the sideline. Navy helmets were placed on heads and chinstraps were simultaneously buckled. In a few weeks, the team will be headed...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Eastern Wayne mini-camp breeds competition

At the crack of dawn, Eastern Wayne head coach Leander Oates and his varsity football players file into the gym to begin their stretches, followed by ab workouts. Thirty minutes later, the junior varsity players come to work. This is...

Bulldogs start quickly at mini-camp

PRINCETON -- 90 minutes. That was all the time Princeton High varsity football coach Travis Gaster and his staff had at their disposal Monday, as the Bulldogs took the field for opening day of the program's summer mini-camp. And the...

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Results: 2016 AAU Karate Nationals

Earlier this month, the GOKarate dojo of Sensei Jason Adams competed in the 2016 AAU National Karate Championships in Orlando, Fl. The competition featured teams from across the globe, including Romania, Poland, Egypt, Canada and the Czech Republic. Team GOKarate,...

Gurganus named new EW varsity girls' basketball coach

Michael Gurganus loves basketball -- it's practically in his blood. His father, Marty, just retired from his position as athletics director and varsity girls' basketball coach at Princeton. His younger brother, David, is an assistant men's basketball coach at Averett...

Walker to continue baseball career at Lenoir CC

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Packing up a worn leather glove, scratched up baseball bat and dusty cleats into a backpack -- and -- tossing it into a dark corner of his closet? Hunter Walker couldn't bear the thought. Especially after Spring...

FEATURE: Mastering a timeless, disciplined art

Sensei Jason Adams hails from Muncie, Indiana, an east-central slice of Americana settled in the late 1700's by the Lenape, a tribe of Native Americans fleeing European expansion along the eastern seaboard. It now forms a quaint volume of life,...

DIGEST: Wayne County Junior Amateur; hole-in-one at GMGC

Golf Wayne County Junior Amateur * Blake Bartlett earned medalist honors with a 3-over 39 during the fourth round of the Wayne County Junior Amateur contested at Lane Tree Golf Club. Bartlett has compiled 30 points and holds a seven-point...