Feature: Play Ball!

We’ve waited much longer than we thought we would have to wait to hear those words again. But those words return this month, along with the crack of the bats, […]

Earl’s Pearls 2/19

By Earl Vaughan Jr. It was almost a season that wasn’t. Nattlie McArthur and her Jack Britt girls had to deal with quarantine, cancellations of games and, finally, playing only half of a […]

Earl’s Pearls 1/29

By Earl Vaughan Jr. The 2019 high school lacrosse season was off to a great start for Jennifer White and her Terry Sanford girls. They reeled off four straight wins […]

Earl’s Pearls 1/15

By Earl Vaughan Jr.  The COVID-19 pandemic is proving costly in a variety of areas, but one I keep reading and hearing a lot about is in the classroom performance […]

Basketball Coach Opts to Leave Seventy-First

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Few coaches have been as deeply invested in an athletic program as David Simmons has with basketball at Seventy-First High School. He rose from playing for […]

Earl’s Pearls 1/1

By Earl Vaughan Jr.   Gray’s Creek volleyball coach Jalesty Washington warned her players that every match could be their last. That’s not because they were worried about losing, but […]

Basketball returns with restrictions, uncertainty

By Earl Vaughan Jr.    It’s been nearly 10 months since Cumberland County schools were on the basketball court competing. They were shut down in mid-March last year when the […]

South View runners take conference title, head to regionals Saturday

By Earl Vaughan Jr.   Cross country appeared to be one of the few high school sports that was perfectly suited to endure the COVID-19 pandemic.  With athletes competing outdoors and for the […]

Earl’s Pearls 12/18

By Earl Vaughan Jr. The Spirit Rock has been part of the Terry Sanford High School landscape since the summer of 2017. Principal Tom Hatch said it was purchased by the Student […]

Earl Vaughan Jr.: CCS sports put on hold for now

By Earl Vaughan Jr.   Just when Cumberland County Schools athletics appeared to be preparing for a full return in 2021, the COVID-19 Grinch struck and wrecked the winter break […]