Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

On Campus

McKendree University freshman Hailee Lilly (LCHS) posted her best collegiate finish recently, earning sixth place in the ASICS USA Wrestling University Nationals in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 08:59 PM

Duke's Parker to decide Wednesday on going pro

 Jabari Parker says he plans to "set up an appointment" with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Area scores: Yellow Jackets open Asheboro trip with a victory


Lee County 8, Providence Grove 2

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 01:31 PM

Douglas-Roberts lifts Bobcats past Hawks 95-93

One team was motivated by the goal of dodging the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs. The other team's goal was resting its starters.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

St. Louis stops Brewer winning streak

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Clemson dismisses QB Kelly after sideline argument

Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly has been dismissed from the team two days after he was benched for the second half of the spring game for disagreeing with coaches over whether to go for it on fourth down.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Haas plans to field Formula 1 team in next 2 years

NASCAR team owner Gene Haas is out to prove that an American-based team can succeed in the Formula One racing series.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Bubba goes green for the 2nd time at Augusta

Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National.

Watson seized the lead from Jordan Spieth with a dramatic two-hole swing before the turn. The last real uneasy moment came at the 13th, where the left-hander launched a slicing tee shot around the trees — nicking a limb or two along the way — to set up an easy two-putt birdie that essentially clinched his victory.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Area scores: Bears blank Faith Christian on the diamond

Chatham Central 8, Faith Christian 0

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

Spieth, Watson tied for lead at the Masters

Young and old. Even without Tiger Woods, this Masters has a little bit of everything.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Lady Jackets keep the runs coming

Lee County's softball team made quick work of Terry Sanford, winning 16-3 in five innings, Friday night on its home field.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Lady Crusaders share the scoring

Six Lady Crusaders scored goals as Grace Christian (12-1, 6-0), winning for the third time in four afternoons, finished a busy week with an 8-1 win over visiting Northwood Temple in a Carolina Christian Conference soccer match on Friday.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Young Elliott wins 2nd straight Nationwide race

Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Bradley scores 22 as Celtics top Bobcats 106-103

Phil Pressey had a career-high 13 assists, dove for loose balls and tipped a missed shot to a teammate with three seconds left.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

Sizemore homers Red Sox over Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) — Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox finally gave Jon Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 01:06 PM

Brewers take win streak to seven

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer that backed Wily Peralta, and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to seven with a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

Apr. 12, 2014 @ 07:26 PM

Crusaders romp to CCC victory

Aaron Ayers pitched four shutout innings and Micah Welborn led Grace Christian's slugging with four RBI as the Crusaders (9-7, 5-1) beat visiting Northwood Temple 15-0 in five innings in a Carolina Christian Conference game Friday afternoon.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 11:23 PM

Terry Sanford beats Jackets, keeps CFVC baseball lead

Terry Sanford senior Joe Ingle got his second victory of the season against Lee County Friday night, holding the Yellow Jackets to four hits in a 10-2 Bulldog win which keeps Ingle and the Bulldogs (10-5, 7-1)

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:36 PM

Couples leads AARP charge into Masters weekend

Fred Couples won't have to worry about squeezing in a few extra practice rounds for the upcoming Greater Gwinnett Championship on the Champions Tour. He'll be honing his game this weekend at a much tougher venue.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 10:35 PM

Bubba keeps it simple and builds a 3-shot lead

Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Area scores: Gray's Creek beats Cavs, Terry Sanford takes up CFVC baseball lead

Gray's Creek 3, Southern Lee 1 - 8 innings

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 01:31 PM

Yankee pitcher gets win, controversy

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Pineda won while pitching with some substance smudged on his hand as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Thursday night.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 01:29 PM

Pirates rally by Cubs with two homers

CHICAGO (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

IN THE DRAFT: A tick in the engine

Although I am somewhat tired of those Allstate commercials where the motto is "life comes at you fast," I have learned in the last three weeks that nothing could be more truthful.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 09:22 PM

Haas leads, with a pair of Masters champs 1 back

No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.