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Out with the old, in with the new
Thursday, March 5, 2015
James Hill can tell you when it’s going to rain before the weatherman. He could probably give you the temperature outside when it’s cold. Keen observers noticed that the Virginia State women’s basketball coach has been hobbling of late. It’s not age but a hip pointer that Hill suffered last season during basketball practice.
Separate, but more than equal on the basketball court
Thursday, March 5, 2015
DURHAM – Fifty years ago this month, four Triangle all-black high schools accomplished something that forever etched their names in the state record books. In 1965m Durham’s Little River, Merrick-Moore and Hillside high schools, and Wake County’s Berry O’Kelly High swept the four state basketball championships in the N.C. High
Hampton names new VB coach; MEAC to induct HOF class
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Hampton assistant volleyball coach Janay Yancey has been promoted to the head position after the departure of Karen Weatherington to Charlotte. She is the program’s eighth head coach in school history. Yancey helped the Pirates win back-to-back MEAC championships and two straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Hampton won a combined 40 matches in those
Eagles set to defend title crown
Thursday, March 5, 2015
In its ninth tournament appearance under head coach James Hill Jr., the Virginia State Trojans are the 2014-15 CIAA women’s basketball champions. The No. 2-ranked Trojans dominated The Lincoln 73-49. “Our main focus coming in was to continue to do what we did: play defense and box out, and be up here with this right here,” Hill said at
Charlotte Elite edge Raleigh Revolt
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
CONCORD – Two of the top teams in the Tobacco Road Basketball League matched up last weekend in a game that more than lived up to its billing. The Charlotte Elite (8-1) were looking to get back to their winning ways after suffering a sobering loss to their crosstown rival Huntersville HoopForLyfe. The Raleigh Revolt (5-1) came to town boasting an
Trojans win first title since '02
Saturday, February 28, 2015
CHARLOTTE – The monkey is gone! In its fifth tournament appearance under head coach James Hill Jr., the Virginia State Trojans are the 2014-15 CIAA women’s basketball champions. The No. 2-ranked Trojans dominated The Lincoln 73-49. The final was the first appearance for Lincoln, but VSU had too much firepower. The Trojans defeated Shaw in the
Bears championship run ends
Friday, February 27, 2015
CHARLOTTE – For the first time in six seasons, a new women’s champion will be crowned at the CIAA Tournament. Shaw, winners of the past four and seeking an unprecedented fifth title, was upended by Virginia State 69-47 in the second women’s semifinal. VSU coach James Hill had lost to his former boss four times in the tourney, but the
Lyon leaves message for Hillside
Friday, February 27, 2015
In the four years Justine Lyon has played basketball at Hillside High, she has scored more than 1,000 points, captained the 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 against Person on
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