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'Spring' sports kicks into gear
Friday, February 10, 2017
N.C. Central Doubles partners Jamie Rogers and Frida Cnossen, and Lynsey Cover and Jasmine Gabriel won their matches against Gardner-Webb last weekend, but GWU came away with the overall victory 5-1. The squad will seek its first victory Feb. 10 against East Carolina. St. Augustine’s Senior Shakinah Brooks was the only Lady Falcons to come away
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
Shaw men keep hold on first place
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Two weeks are left in the CIAA regular season. Virginia Union women and men both lead the CIAA North Divisions, while Shaw men and Johnson C. Smith women control the Southern Division. And speaking of VUU women, junior Karigan Awkward announced this week that she will forego her senior season to attend medical school at Boston University. The conference
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
WSSU honors ’67 championship team
Friday, February 3, 2017
Fifty years ago, Winston-Salem State men's basketball team won the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship as the first black college team to win a NCAA title. Legendary head coach Clarence “Big House” Gaines led the 1967 team. The Rams finished the regular season with an impressive 30-1 mark, but ended up third in the CIAA Tournament
SAU track rolls on
Friday, February 3, 2017
WOMEN N.C. Central The tennis team is still seeking its first victory after getting shut out 7-0 by Presbyterian College. When CC walked by the tennis courts on our way to the basketball game, we saw three spectators. But that number probably increased since McDougald was sold out for the Aggies. NCCU hosts Gardner-Webb this weekend. In basketball, the
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
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