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    Corinth Holders football mixes it up in win over Smithfield-Selma

    Corinth Holders used a proven formula for success to roll to a 39-7 victory over Smithfield-Selma in a Two Rivers 3A Conference football game Friday night. The Pirates (7-3, 3-1 Two Rivers) used the powerful running of junior Howard Watson and the accurate passing of senior quarterback Cole Sakowski...

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    Corinth Holders boys soccer sails through first round

    The floodgates opened in the skies and on the field for the top-seeded Corinth Holders boys soccer team at the start of the second half of Wednesday’s first-round state playoff game.

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    Cleveland falls to Northern Nash

    With the number of offensive chances the Cleveland boys soccer team generated Wednesday night in its 3A state playoff opener against visiting Northern Nash, erasing a one-goal deficit would have seemed almost a certainty. Unfortunately for the Rams, those chances did not lead into goals and Cleveland...

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    Clayton ousted from soccer playoffs by Fayetteville Cape Fear

    It took eight rounds of penalty kicks, but Fayetteville Cape Fear ousted Clayton from the NCHSAA 4A playoffs Wednesday night in a match where both teams left wondering about the “what ifs” of th enight. After playing to a 2-all tie through 110 minutes, the Colts took the decision on...

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    Garner’s Ward, Neuse Charter’s Hammer finish in state’s top 10

    Garner’s Kayla Ward started her career in state championship events with a top 10 finish; Neuse Charter’s Makenna Hammer finished hers with another one. The duo highlighted a solid outing for area girls golfers in the three state girls golf championship events held in the Sandhills.

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    Cleveland defense stops South Johnston

    Cleveland’s defense set the tone early with three tackles for losses on the first three plays from scrimmage against rival South Johnston Friday night. Cleveland won 31-21.

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    Frasier and Hines join 6,000-yard club

    Princeton running back Johnny Frasier and Garner back Nyheim Hines have both crossed the 6,000-yard rushing mark for their high school careers.

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    Odds favor Cleveland when it doesn’t punt

    Cleveland High football coach Scott Riley never has his team punt, except when it does.

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    4 qualify for state 3A meet

    South Johnston’s Jacob Gonzalez lead a quartet of individual area qualifiers to the state meet, while Corinth Holders’ Kayla Ste. Marie will represent the area in the girls meet. Joining Gonzalez will be brothers Gable and Wyatt Dresham of Cleveland, and Patrick Myers of Corinth Holders...

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    Seniors lead East Wake past Clayton

    Seniors answered the call when East Wake needed them the most in Friday’s game against Clayton, helping the Warriors close the door on the Comets for a 54-35 win.

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