RED OAK -- The date was January 6, and the Northern Nash Fighting Knights had just dropped to 6-7 overall following a loss to a strong Fayetteville Westover club. Though only seven weeks in the past, that time seems forever ago for the now-rolling Knights, who haven't been defeated since as part of a 13-game winning streak.
RED OAK -- Talk about role reversal -- that's been the main theme of the 2023-24 Big East Conference girls basketball season. Last year, Rocky Mount defeated rival Franklinton four times en route to reaching the Class 3-A State Finals. Retribution was 365 days in the making for FHS, which has completed a clean sweep of the Gryphons this time around -- including a victory last Friday night over RM in the Big East Conference Tournament Championship Game.
NASH COUNTY -- Bunn's continued dominance and Southern Nash's recent resurgence were the main storylines this winter in the always-tough Big East Conference wrestling scene. Bunn, guided by veteran skipper Parker Haake, claimed its third consecutive regular season league dual crown en route to making the Elite Eight of the Class 2-A State Playoffs (after back-to-back years in the state finals).
RALEIGH -- Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, has announced that the team is launching its 2024-25 season ticket campaign. Current Season Ticket Members will have the first right of refusal to renew their plans through mid-March and will receive information and invoices via email this week.