It’s time for a truce between General Assembly and NCHSAA

By Earl Vaughan Jr. I hate when the world of high school athletics crosses paths with the world of elected government officials. Anytime that’s happened, it’s usually because someone is upset […]

Hope Mills Dixie Youth Champs head to World Series

A pair of teams from Hope Mills recently captured state championships in Dixie Youth baseball and softball and are headed to the World Series. The 14U Dixie Boys, coached by […]

East-West All-Star competition set to kick off next week

By Earl Vaughan Jr. After being shut down by COVID-19 last year, the annual N.C. Coaches Association Clinic and East-West All-Star games are back this year, and, as is usually […]

Former Jack Britt volleyball standout’s passion leads to a fourth Paralympics

By Earl Vaughan Jr When Heather Erickson got her start competing for the U.S. Paralympic sitting volleyball team, she was barely old enough to be in a driver education class. […]

Lady Legion softball coach says increased participation is crucial

By Earl Vaughan Jr. After taking a week off for the Fourth of July holiday, the season will end next week for the Cumberland Post 32 Lady Legion softball team. […]

Former Terry Sanford track standout defends friend in the aftermath of Olympic ban

By Earl Vaughan Jr. The pressures faced by Olympic athletes are difficult for the general public to fathom, especially when those pressures result in inaccurate or misleading reports about an […]

Jack Britt runner’s improvement pays off in state title

By Earl Vaughan Jr. When JaMeesia Ford went out for track at Jack Britt High School last year, she and her teammates only competed in two meets before the season […]

A trying but satisfying year for Gray’s Creek’s wrestlers

By Earl Vaughan Jr.  A 23rd place finish in an event may not sound like a cause for huge celebration but considering the challenges that Earl Horan III faced with […]

Pine Forest junior shines in NCHSAA women’s wrestling invitational

By Earl Vaughan Jr. A friend’s misfortune became the gateway for Hailie Misplay of Pine Forest High School to become a state wrestling champion. Misplay, a junior for the Trojans, won […]

Olympian Hayes was ‘special from the start’

By Earl Vaughan Jr. When she was a senior at Gray’s Creek High School, Quanera Hayes was voted by her classmates as most likely to be in the Olympics. It took […]