Sports

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Bulldogs, Jackets clash with league lead at stake

The last two undefeated football squads in Cape Fear Valley Conference play clash tonight at Lee County High School with the Yellow Jackets (8-0, 3-0) hosting Terry Sanford (5-3, 3-0) for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Cavs take playoff push on the road tonight

Southern Lee head football coach Don Simon made no bones about last week's home date against Union Pines being key to the Cavaliers' (5-3, 2-1) postseason goals.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Vikings host Douglas Byrd in CFVC play tonight

Douglas Byrd (1-7, 1-2) at Union Pines (5-4, 1-3) - 7:30 p.m.

Last season - Douglas Byrd 49, Union Pines 0


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

IN THE DRAFT: Chase sporting dramatic finish, even without a few stars

Cue the theme music! It's time for another episode of our favorite NASCAR-themed soap opera, "As the World Turns for the Young and Restless or the Bold and Beautiful we Must Account for the Days of our Lives."


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:20 PM

Area scores: Chargers take Big Eight finale in OT

Boys soccer
Northwood 2, Southern Durham 1 - OT


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

ASK THE GOAT: Running self-defense: Defend

Last week we talked about using our equipment to deter an attack. This week, I want to address what happens when the attack is eminent, and defense becomes your only recourse.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

No. 18 East Carolina ready for visit from Connecticut

East Carolina hasn't been on a roll like this in quite a while. For these 18th-ranked Pirates, there's really no time to savor it — not with so much more left to pursue.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

Yellow Jackets stun Southern Lee for CFVC tournament title

Lee County was 0-4 against the two soccer squads ahead of it, Gray's Creek and Southern Lee, in the Cape Fear Valley Conference regular season.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

Area scores: Cavs, Jackets advance through CFVC soccer semis

Boys soccer
Southern Lee 5, Union Pines 0


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Winnipeg stops skid vs. Hurricanes

JETS 3, HURRICANES 1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Adam Lowry's first NHL goal helped the Jets snap a four-game losing streak.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Panthers defense still searching for answers

Linebacker Thomas Davis takes little solace in the fact the Carolina Panthers are still alone in first place in the NFC South.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

High school scoreboard - Tuesday's finals

Boys soccer
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament semifinals


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Lady Yellow Jackets advance to last 16

“It’s hard to beat a good team three times,” goes a sporting cliche most often used when rivals, say in college hoops conference or an NFL division, meet twice in a regular season and get paired up again in the postseason.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Coastal Christian ousts Crusaders in state quarters

Grace Christian's had already earned a championship season in its first soccer season as a NCISAA 2A program


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 01:44 PM

Area scores: Lady Vikings win regional golf crown

Girls golf
NCHSAA 3A East Regional Championship


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Grossfuss named Lynchburg’s Athlete of the Week

Ben Grossfuss (Lee County) has been named the Lynchburg College “Athlete of the Week” as the sophomore forward scored the Hornets game winner in their 1-0 victory over Virginia Wesleyan.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Rodgers rolls, Packers rout Panthers 38-17

The milestones keep piling up during what is turning into a special first half of the season for Aaron Rodgers.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Peyton Manning sets new NFL TD pass record

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

Eagle putt gives Martin his 1st PGA Tour win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down — not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.