Sports

Lyon leaves message for Hillside

Lyon leaves message for Hillside

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 last regular season home game… Read more →

Hillside basketball star looking forward

Hillside basketball star looking forward

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,” they say as they chuck… Read more →

Robinson takes charge at Southern High School

Robinson takes charge at Southern High School

  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 level,” says Robinson. “That’s a… Read more →

Raburn brings versatility, determination to UNC baseball

Raburn brings versatility, determination to UNC baseball

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 make-every-play-count mentality. Raburn was hard-nosed… Read more →

Bull City steps up to the plate with major athlete contributions

Bull City steps up to the plate with major athlete contributions

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 mid-June call-up to the major… Read more →

Durham Police Athletic League brings schools together for basketball

Durham Police Athletic League brings schools together for basketball

  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 for the Durham Police Athletic… Read more →

Duke volleyball makes recovery a team sport

Duke volleyball makes recovery a team sport

Jolene Nagel stood by the net, dressed in a royal blue Duke jacket and holding a whistle in her hand. As Friday’s late afternoon light filtered through the gym windows, Nagel, Duke’s volleyball coach, peered at the attentive faces surrounding her. This was a different crowd, yet a familiar one. “What we’re going to try to do is go through… Read more →