Relaxed restrictions may mean more fans in the stands.

By Earl Vaughan Jr. The Patriot Athletic Conference and Sandhills Athletic Conference have announced their all-conference boys’ soccer teams for the 2021 season. In the Patriot Conference, Evan Isenbarger Jr. […]

Terry Sanford’s girls soccer team will rely on stingy defense

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Terry Sanford girls’ soccer coach Jared Kaiser is finding there are some advantages to being one of the last sports to be allowed back on the […]

Earl Pearls 3/19

By Earl Vaughan Jr.   Athletes and coaches aren’t the only ones having to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic as high school sports resume across North Carolina. Officials like Tony […]

As softball season begins, Gray’s Creek and Jack Britt are the teams to beat

By Earl Vaughan Jr.   It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic brought high school softball season to an early end for the Cumberland County Schools. As […]

Earl’s Pearls 3/5

DON’T MISS THE FIRST EPISODE OF CITYVIEW’S NEW PODCAST, FASCINATING FAYETTEVILLE WITH EARL VAUGHAN JR.! LISTEN HERE By Earl Vaughan Jr.  Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame announces Class of […]

Friday night football broadcasts set to resume

By Earl Vaughan Jr.   As they say in show business, the show must go on. Terry Sanford High School football play-by-play announcer Trey Edge is taking that phrase to […]

Earl’s Pearls 2/26

By Earl Vaughan Jr. In my early days covering high school sports in Fayetteville and Cumberland County, few high schools were in the headlines more often than Douglas Byrd. No team dominated the high […]

‘Part of the family:’ Longtime ball boy Curtis Wilkes retires from the sidelines

By Earl Vaughan Jr. As a shortened, COVID-19 delayed high school football season kicks off this week, a familiar figure who has been on the sidelines at local games for nearly 50 years […]

“The Impossible Dream” Season

 A group of young, unproven coaches, along with a team of mostly unproven players, were coming off a disappointing season. At the time, it didn’t sound like the recipe for […]

When the Woodpeckers Return, We’ll Be Ready

By Gray Hurley Last summer, Fayetteville experienced a revival. On April 18, 2019, people from all over the city gathered at Segra Stadium to witness history. The dream of many […]