Sports

Ken Browning: More than a football coach

By Jeremy Vernon

November 12, 2015

Growing up on a farm on the edge of Durham County, Ken Browning never dreamed of being a football coach. But that all changed during his senior season in 1963.

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Khris Francis: Down but not out

By Jeremy Vernon

September 17, 2015

Khris Francis knew something was wrong when he planted his foot to make a cut. The then sophomore running back for the North Carolina football team had just caught the ball on a kickoff return in the second quarter against Pittsburgh, a game the Tar Heels would eventually win 40-35, and darted outside to find […]

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Weather delays disrupt NCHSAA basketball playoffs

By jock

March 4, 2015

The roads were lined with walls of snow and the parking lot was relatively empty, only highlighted by a school’s activity bus and a couple large piles of snow. But on Saturday, Feb. 28 the Riverside High School girls’ basketball team took on South Central High School from Winterville, North Carolina, in the first round […]

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Lyon leaves message for Hillside

By Max Miceli

February 18, 2015

In the four years Justine Lyon has played basketball at Hillside High School, she has scored more than 1,000 points, captained the Lady Hornets and earned a 3-star rating from ESPN scouts—all while keeping a GPA above 4.0. Not too shabby. But after this season, Lyon will be gone and off to college. Playing her […]

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Hillside basketball star looking forward

By Max Miceli

February 4, 2015

It’s every youngster’s dream to play ball and make it to the next level. Get into college on a full ride. Win the big game on a last second shot that puts your team up as the clock expires. Everyone practices as a kid at the basketball court closest to his or her house. “3-2-1,” […]

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Robinson takes charge at Southern High School

By Andrew Forrest

September 17, 2014

  Darius Robinson sits in his cramped office at Southern High School. Behind him, college football recruiting letters from the likes of East Carolina and Wake Forest are tacked up neatly on a bulletin board. “We’ve been a hotbed here in being able to produce student athletes in all sports to go to the next […]

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Raburn brings versatility, determination to UNC baseball

By Michael Lananna

April 16, 2014

Before his standout high school years and before his Division I playing days, there was Alex Raburn, the seventh grader. Devy Bell remembers seventh-grade Alex Raburn quite well. Even then, Bell — Jordan High School’s baseball coach — noticed something special in him. The youngster approached Bell’s youth baseball camp with a fiery competitiveness, a […]

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Bull City steps up to the plate with major athlete contributions

By Michael Lananna

March 7, 2014

Wil Myers wasn’t in Durham for long. Just 64 games. That’s all he needed to spoil fans, to entice the upper levels of Tampa Bay Rays management and to leave a lasting imprint at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Thomasville, N.C., native batted .286 with 14 home runs in those 64 games before earning a […]

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Durham Police Athletic League brings schools together for basketball

By Zach Potter

  The police officers visiting the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club were not investigating stolen jewelry on Saturday, March 1. They were interested in a different kind of stealing: the kind that involves snatching a basketball from an opponent’s hands and taking it to the hoop. Master Officer Erwin Baker serves as a referee […]

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