Sports

Too much? Cost of youth sports continues to rise

Too much? Cost of youth sports continues to rise

By Mandy Mitchell, WRAL Reporter Durham, N.C. — Charles McCullough,10, is a perfectionist with big dreams. That could explain why he wasn‘t happy with a single swing he took in a batting cage at Baseball Rebellion in Durham. “You had to like one of those,” owner Chas Pippitt shouted to the disappointed batter who shook his head in disgust. Charles […]

Rorie offered by Central Florida

Rorie offered by Central Florida

By Nick Stevens, HighSchoolOT Senior Editor Raleigh, N.C. — Enloe defensive end Christian Rorie picked up another offer on Wednesday. Rorie took to Twitter to announce that Central Florida was the latest school to give the rising senior a scholarship offer. Blessed to receive an offer from UCF⚔️ — Christian Rorie () A member of the Class of 2019, Rorie […]

East Wake promotes Murray to head football coach

East Wake promotes Murray to head football coach

By Nick Stevens, HighSchoolOT Senior Editor Wendell, N.C. — Michael Murray has been hired as the next head football coach at East Wake High School. The school announced Murray‘s hire on Wednesday afternoon in a tweet. Michael Murray will be the next head football coach at East Wake High. Murray served as the defensive coordinator for the Warriors last year. […]

NFL owners unanimously approve Tepper‘s $2.2B purchase of Panthers

NFL owners unanimously approve Tepper‘s $2.2B purchase of Panthers

Atlanta — The NFL has approved the sale of the Carolina Panthers from Jerry Richardson to hedge fund manager David Tepper, and the new owner says he‘s committed to keeping the team in the Carolinas. NFL owners voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to approve the purchase less than a week after the Panthers announced that Tepper would buy the franchise. “We‘d […]

Panthers have new face at top, new faces on field this year

Panthers have new face at top, new faces on field this year

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While NFL owners were busy unanimously approving the sale of the Carolina Panthers to hedge fund owner David Tepper in Atlanta, his new team was taking the field for the first time together this season 250 miles away in Charlotte. Tepper inherits a team that will have a noticeably new look […]

Opinion: The inherent risk of sport specialization

Opinion: The inherent risk of sport specialization

By Bob Gardner, NFHS Executive Director & Que Tucker, NCHSAA Commissioner Chapel Hill, N.C. — One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or […]

Game times announced for girls soccer state championships

Game times announced for girls soccer state championships

By Nick Stevens, HighSchoolOT Senior Editor Raleigh, N.C. — Start times for Saturday‘s NC High School Athletic Association girls soccer state championships have been set. The day will begin at 11 a.m. with the 4A state championship game between Myers Park and Fuquay-Varina, followed by First Flight and Lake Norman Charter in the 2A championship at 2 p.m. At 5 […]