Sports

Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

On Campus: Spears named to 2014 NCAA Division II All-Super Region Team

Jarrod Spears (Harnett Central) was one of the eight Lenoir-Rhyne football players who were selected last week for the 2014 NCAA Division II Daktronics All-Super Region 2 team.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Area scores: Northwood takes two vs. rival Jets

Girls basketball
Northwood 67, Jordan-Matthews 45


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Duke is set to play No. 15 Arizona St. in Sun Bowl

Duke and Arizona State will play for the first time when they meet in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 27.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Florida, East Carolina to play in Birmingham Bowl

Florida will play in the Birmingham Bowl to begin the Jim McElwain era, even if he won't be leading the team.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

UCF, NC State to match up in Bitcoin Bowl

UCF and North Carolina State will meet in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl on Dec. 26 in a matchup of American Athletic Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference foes.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

North Carolina, Rutgers to Detroit bowl

North Carolina and Rutgers are headed to Detroit to play in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

Young Sanford racer wins his second track title

Blaise Brinkley, 12, is a two-time season champion at Kenly's Southern National Motorsports Park. Some of his friends at SanLee Middle School, Blaise said, don't fully believe him when he says he's a race-car driver.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:44 AM

Johnson leads No. 12 UNC past East Carolina 108-64

Brice Johnson was so good on Sunday that he earned his usual name.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

No. 1 Kentucky rolls vs. Eastern Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored a career-high 19 points and top-ranked Kentucky rolled to an 82-49 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Sunday night.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

N.C. State defeats Wake Forest 78-65 in ACC opener

Ralston Turner didn't have much of a first half for N.C. State on Saturday night, but he certainly made up for it in the second.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

No. 9 Duke women fall to No. 1 S. Carolina 51-50

No. 9 Duke struggled to take care of the ball all day against No. 1 South Carolina — especially when it mattered most.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State are in playoff

The playoff picks are in: Top-ranked Alabama will play No. 4 Ohio State at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, and No. 2 Oregon will play No. 3 Florida State at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

FSU stays perfect with 37-35 win over Georgia Tech

In Jimbo Fisher's mind there is no doubt that Florida State belongs in the College Football Playoff.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

Newton, Panthers pound Saints, 41-10

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers proved they can still summon the type of competent, passionate and feisty football associated with teams pushing for postseason berths.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

NFL recaps: Seattle's defense takes care of Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and the Seattle Seahawks stifled Philadelphia's high-powered offense in a 24-14 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Illinois group: Concussion suit to create 'have-nots'

The nation's first high school sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit warned Friday the legal action could result in wealthier schools keeping their football programs and poorer ones eliminating them.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

WBFT, Applebee's hosting football Player of the Year shows

WBFT-TV 46 will broadcast and Applebee's in Sanford will host the nominees for the Applebee's Player of the Year for the completed high school football season on Monday, followed by the presentation of the Applebee's Player of the Year Award live on Dec. 15.


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Ga. Tech, Miami fall to upsets

South Carolina-Upstate 59, Georgia Tech 54

Green Bay 68, No. 15 Miami 55


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 03:03 PM

Area scores: Lady Vikings rout Richmond, 71-30

Girls basketball
Union Pines 71, Richmond 30


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

NCCU wins MEAC opener at UMES, 68-63

N.C. Central 68, Maryland-Eastern Shore 63


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

No. 3 Oregon routs Arizona 51-13 to win Pac-12

Marcus Mariota made a strong final impression in his bid for the Heisman Trophy, and No. 3 Oregon left no doubt about whether the Pac-12 champions will get a chance to play for the national title.


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

Walker, Hornets sink Knicks 103-102 to end skid

Kemba Walker didn't know whether to celebrate or breathe a sigh of relief.


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Rockets go 11-1, win share of volleyball season crown

East Lee Middle School's volleyball team recently wrapped up a conference championship season with an 11-1 record.


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 11:03 PM

High school basketball scoreboard

Boys basketball
Southern Lee 71, Franklinton 57


Dec. 06, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

Ross leads Lady Crusader victory, reaches 1,000-point mark

Alexis Ross reached a big milestone for any basketball player Friday night in Grace Christian's 66-52 victory over visiting New Life Home School.