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Spring sports off and running
Friday, February 17, 2017
Johnson C. Smith women won their first CIAA indoor track and field championship. Fellan Ferguson of Kingston, Jamaica, was named female track athlete of the year after victories in the mile, 3000-meter run and 800 meters. Ferguson broke the CIAA record in the 3000m by almost 14 seconds with a time of 11:22.14. Winston-Salem State was second. WOMEN N.C.
 
Mounds, Almond Joy awards
Thursday, February 16, 2017
What would a pre-tournament week be without postseason awards. The competition is as stiff in some categories as the games on the court. This year I’m naming the women’s award after the Mounds candy bar and the men’s after the Almond Joy. (Now, if I have to explain to ANYBODY why, I’m going to talk about your family.) The
 
SPORTS SHORTS
Sunday, February 12, 2017
RALEIGH Youth baseball registration is Feb. 6-17 for ages 5-18 at local community centers. Call 996-6836. Flag Football registration for youth 5-13 is Feb. 6-24 at Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Road. Call 870-2911. Terrance and Torry Holt, former N.C. State and NFL stars, will host a one-week football camp for boys and girls ages 6-15 from June
 
SPORTS SHORTS
Friday, February 10, 2017
RALEIGH • Youth baseball registration is Feb. 6-17 for ages 5-18 at local community centers. Call 996-6836. Flag Football registration for youth 5-13 is Feb. 6-24 at Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Road. Call 870-2911. Terrance and Torry Holt, former N.C. State and NFL stars, will host a one-week football camp for boys and girls ages 6-15
 
HBCUs Hall of Famers honored at Super Bowl
Thursday, February 9, 2017
The SWAC was well represented at last Sunday’s Super Bowl L1. An emotional and touching pregame tribute honoring pro football hall of famers from HBCUs, narrated by former Grambling State and NFL superstar quarterback Doug Williams, got the record-setting day off to a rousing start. Williams led the Washington Redskins to the Super Bowl XXII win
 
VSU cheerleader coach, administrator to be honored at festival
Monday, February 6, 2017
PETERSBURG, Va. – The Varsity Club Chapter of the Virginia State University Alumni Association is set to honor Paulette Walker Johnson at the 2017 VSU Alumni Winter Festival. Hosted by the VSU National Alumni Association, Johnson will be presented with the VSUAA Varsity Club's Humanitarian Award in recognition of her service and commitment to the VSU
 
Long Ball recruiting coaches for 9th season
Friday, February 3, 2017
It’s hard to believe this year will be the ninth season of the Long Ball program. (I wrote this same lead three years ago for the sixth anniversary.) For those of you new to the scene, Long Ball was started by Minor League Baseball to put the sport into the inner cities for ages 13-18. Durham was the first host city to experiment with the program
 
NCCU, Shaw host signing day celebrations
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Bethune-Cookman coach Terry Sims has rearranged his coaching staff. Former Texas College head coach Greg Ruffin is the new tight ends coach. Ruffin has also head coached at Lane and Paine colleges. Ex-Wildcats star Allen Suber returns as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and associate head coach. Suber is B-CU’s second-leading rusher in
 
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