Gray’s Creek softball standout soars to record-setting volleyball success

 By Earl Vaughan Jr. By Earl Vaughan Jr. Last softball season, Gray’s Creek’s Kylie Aldridge was named the 3-A East softball player of the year by N.C. Fastpitch. That’s not […]

Teams head back into action after unexpected layoffs

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Open dates are a part of life in a normal high school football season but taking two consecutive weeks off is a departure from the norm. […]

Earl’s Projections Week 5

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 protocols, the following changes have been made to the current and upcoming Cumberland County high school football schedule:This week’s Seventy-First at South View varsity and […]

N.C. Senate approves bill that would alter NCHSAA

By Earl Vaughan Jr. HB91, the bill that would restructure the way the N.C. High School Athletic Association oversees high school athletics for its more than 400 member schools, continued […]

Former Jack Britt star savors U.S. Paralympic gold medal

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Even gold medalists aren’t immune to the challenges of airline travel. When U.S. Paralympics sitting volleyball champion Heather Erickson returned to her Oklahoma home from winning […]

Earl’s Projections Week 4

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Due to COVID-19 protocols, tonight’s Terry Sanford at Kernersville Glenn football game has been canceled. Way back when dinosaurs ruled the earth and I was still […]

‘The Wild-Horse Rider’ honors late football coach’s legacy

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Jim Sypult was posthumously inducted into the Methodist University Hall of Fame in 2019 after spending 19 seasons as the school’s head football coach and leaving […]

Hopes are high as fall sports seasons open

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall high school sports season is underway across North Carolina.  This week we’ll take a brief look at some of the top […]

Earl’s Projections Week Three … and a hope that calmer heads will prevail

As I write this column, HB91, the bill that would drastically alter the way the N.C. High School Athletic Association oversees competition in this state, is still winding its way […]

General Assembly’s campaign against NCHSAA continues

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Like an annoying bad tooth or a troublesome pebble in a shoe, the General Assembly’s HB91 just won’t go away. Neither will the disinformation campaign of […]