Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Dixie World Series on deck in Carthage

Hillcrest Park will be the site for determining two Dixie Softball World Series champions beginning Aug. 8.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

MLB: Homer gives Houston sweep vs. Angels

HOUSTON (AP) — Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 victory and a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:06 AM

Golf: Woods shoots 68 in National first round

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole Thursday at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Addison says Panthers are Super Bowl bound

The Carolina Panthers arrived at training camp Thursday filled with optimism, perhaps no one more so than fifth-year defensive end Mario Addison.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Crew chief Adam Stevens pushes Busch's comeback along

There was little doubt that Kyle Busch and crew chief Adam Stevens could be successful together. The duo won 19 of their 52 Xfinity Series races, so chemistry clearly wasn't a problem.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

GM looks to take Panthers deeper into playoffs

There were some questions when Panthers owner Jerry Richardson hired Dave Gettleman as the team's new general manager in 2013.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 04:59 AM

Area sports calendar


High school football

Southern Lee High School Midnight Madness - 9 p.m.

Lee County High School Midnight Madness - 11 p.m.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

Past success lures Rose back to National

Most of the world's top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn't miss it — even if he weren't the defending champion.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 10:01 AM

MLB: Tulowitzki helps Blue Jays right away

TORONTO (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 on Wednesday night.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:03 AM

Midnight Madness kicking off new Jacket sports year

A new high school sports year gets going in about three weeks and Lee County will be hosting a number of events leading up to all the new seasons in the coming weeks.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Camels picked fourth in PFL preseason poll

Campbell has been picked fourth in the 2015 Pioneer Football League preseason poll, as voted by the conference’s head coaches.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Panthers look for NFC South 3-peat, deeper playoff run

The Carolina Panthers have won two straight NFC South championships and have one playoff win to show for it.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

MLB: Syndergaard leads Mets in 4-0 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie's latest overpowering performance

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Cavaliers can't wait

Southern Lee’s football squad improved by five victories last season with the peaks being a Brick City Bowl victory over Lee County and a state playoff win in November.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Fussell, Brinkley win at Wake County “Bullring”

Two Sanford racers, Justin Fussell and Blaise Brinkley, drove to victories at “America’s Favorite Bullring,” Wake County Speedway, Friday night.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

New head coach leading excited Eagles

Western Harnett football has a new head coach entering this season, but not a coach who’s new to the Eagles.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 10:18 AM

Panthers' Martin contemplates retirement after back injury

Carolina Panthers offense tackle Jonathan Martin, the lineman harassed during the Miami Dolphins' 2013 bullying scandal, is contemplating retirement following a back injury.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

MLB: Rodriguez turns 40 and homers as Yankees win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Monday night.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 02:27 PM

Busch stays cool under pressure to get elusive Indy victory

 NASCAR's hottest driver kept his cool on Sunday.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 02:26 PM

Hamels pitches 1st no-hitter vs Cubs in 50 years

The scouts packed the seats behind home plate, and Cole Hamels put on quite a show. The lanky left-hander was dominant on a picturesque afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

MLB: Mets snap Greinke's streak and edge Dodgers

NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Greinke's shutout streak ended at 45 2/3 innings when the Mets scored the first of two scratch runs against him, and New York beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Sunday

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 02:24 PM

Golf: Day claims Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Jason Day birdied the final three holes to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, spoiling David Hearn's bid to become the first Canadian winner in 61 years.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 02:22 PM

Mexico wins 7th Gold Cup title with 3-1 victory over Jamaica

Andres Guardado scored again, with no penalty kick needed this time, and his teammates finally managed some goals, too.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 05:05 AM

ACC football takes stage in the preseason

The ACC 2015 Football Kickoff was very exciting. Being able to meet and interview the standout ACC players who came was a neat experience for me, especially as a high school football player.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 05:04 AM

2015 ACC football schedules