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Second WJG Sports Classic Set To Take Place

Second WJG Sports Classic Set To Take Place

The sounds of squeaking shoes and bouncing balls are set to fill up the Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium at Goldsboro High School as the second WJG Sports Classic is set to take place on July, 29. Created by WJG Sports founders Kai Jones and Laieke Abebe, the WJG Sports Classic is a showcase basketball event…read more »

C.B. Aycock’s Smith Headed To UMO

C.B. Aycock’s Smith Headed To UMO

Days after graduating from Charles B. Aycock High School, Kaitlyn Smith got to celebrate another milestone on Wednesday. Smith signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Mount Olive. “It’s exciting and kind of life-changing,” Smith said. “I’ve been waiting for this my whole life.” Smith’s recruiting process took numerous…read more »

C.B. Aycock’s Reid Signs NLI With Pitt CC

C.B. Aycock’s Reid Signs NLI With Pitt CC

Trever Reid was eager to continue his basketball career on the collegiate level, but he was also seeking the right fit for him. Reid eventually found the perfect fit — Pitt Community College. On Wednesday morning, The C.B. Aycock senior signed a national letter of intent to play with the Bulldogs. “It feels great. During…read more »

Athletes Of The Week: Riley Hill

Athletes Of The Week: Riley Hill

Name a sport played at Spring Creek High School, and Riley Hill probably plays it. The junior plays softball, basketball, tennis and competes in the discus and shotput. Playing so many sports is difficult for any student-athlete to balance, but Hill has managed to find a routine that makes things easier for her. “I think…read more »

Athletes Of The Week: McKenzie Millard

Athletes Of The Week: McKenzie Millard

Only a sophomore, C.B. Aycock’s McKenzie Millard has quickly learned to embrace the grind of being a student-athlete. Millard, who plays softball, basketball and tennis, started playing sports competitively at a young age, and now, a few years later, she is a crucial piece on all three teams. “My main sport is probably softball, but…read more »

WCDS’ Jaden Cooper Signs NLI With Columbia University

WCDS’ Jaden Cooper Signs NLI With Columbia University

One of Wayne County’s best basketball players made his college decision official on Friday morning. Jaden Cooper is headed to the Ivy League. He officially signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Columbia University next season. “It’s such a blessing, and to able to sign something like this is very heartwarming. I’m…read more »

Athletes Of The Week: Brittney Butts

Athletes Of The Week: Brittney Butts

Brittney Butts is a versatile and talented student-athlete who does whatever it takes to help her team win. A junior, Butts has helped the Eagles have successful seasons in multiple sports. The Eagles had a 15-4 overall record on the basketball court and reached the third round of the NCISAA 1A playoffs. Butts did it…read more »

Athletes Of The Week: Benjamin Peacock

Athletes Of The Week: Benjamin Peacock

Rosewood’s Benjamin Peacock is poised for a breakout year. Peacock, who plays baseball, basketball and soccer, made significant headway as a sophomore, trained diligently in the offseason. Now, as a junior, he established himself as a leader on every team. As a freshman, he was part of the Rosewood baseball team that reached the state…read more »

Athletes Of The Week: Anna Taylor

Athletes Of The Week: Anna Taylor

Switching schools can be a challenging experience, and it can take time for a student to adjust to their new surroundings. However, Anna Taylor has made the transition from Neuse Charter to Princeton without much difficulty. “It was a weird year to move, and I was a little nervous, but being involved in basketball helped…read more »

Girls Basketball: Murphy Wins 1A State Title Game Against Princeton (PHOTO GALLERY)

Girls Basketball: Murphy Wins 1A State Title Game Against Princeton (PHOTO GALLERY)

The Princeton girls’ basketball team did everything they could to win the program’s first state title. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, Murphy had other plans. Murphy defeated Princeton 76-34 in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A state championship game on Saturday afternoon at Wheatmore High School in Trinity. It was the final basketball game for…read more »

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