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Kentucky bluegrass flavor in Tobacco Road tournament

Kentucky bluegrass flavor in Tobacco Road tournament

RALEIGH, N.C. — Three Kentucky 5-star basketball commitments add a bluegrass flavor to Tobacco Road’s 44th annual HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational staged in the heart of ACC country.The Kentucky 5-star trio are power forward Bam Adebayo, a 6-foot-9, 230-pounder from...

High school hoops loses model on how to play game

High school hoops loses model on how to play game

High school basketball suffered a big loss – figuratively and literally – this week when Harry Giles’ senior year ended with a knee injury playing the season opener for his new high school, Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.I include “high school basketball” as a loss with...

Dixon fits in with NC State football future

Dixon fits in with NC State football future

Green Hope head coach Kwame Dixon spoke father to son one day last summer as he went off to work. He wanted his son, Bryce, to get off the couch and do something.But he had more in mind than just getting outside. The fifth-year coach told Bryce, a Falcons senior wide receiver and...

North Carolina recruit hoping for another moment

North Carolina recruit hoping for another moment

DURHAM -- Football captivated Jordon Brown from an early age. No other sport matched the joy of scoring a touchdown. He should know.As a sophomore, the Southern Durham senior all-purpose back pulled off the TD every kid dreams of. Brown’s championship game-winning score in the...

Jimmy Raye free clinic June 23 in Fayetteville

Jimmy Raye free clinic June 23 in Fayetteville

The 13th annual Jimmy Raye Youth Foundation free football camp is Tuesday, June 23 at Jack Britt High in Raye's hometown of Fayetteville. The school is located at 7403 Rockfish Road.Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the free clinic at 2 pm. The clinic is for boys and girls...

Jackson listened and learned his way to Virginia

Jackson listened and learned his way to Virginia

Sanderson High's Emmanuel Jackson is a 4.55 student bound for Virginia as one of the nation's top high school hurdlers. Click here for my News and Observer story on Emmanuel Jackson   -30-   Email: tomshanny4055@gmail.com; Twitter: @shanny4055  Tom Shanahan...

They will Love him at Stanford for talent and attitude

They will Love him at Stanford for talent and attitude

My News and Observer story on Wake Forest Stanford-commit Bryce Love running a season best of 10.61 seconds in the 100 meters. Wake Forest's Stanford running back commit wants two high school state titles.

NC State lands Ress as top swim recruit in state

NC State lands Ress as top swim recruit in state

Cary High senior swimmer Justin Ress is following his his mother's athletic swimming strokes as a North Carolina State athlete.Click here: Justin Ress, ranked top swimming recruit in NC, cheers for his teammates-30-

Coach K and Gottfried in Holiday parking jam

Coach K and Gottfried in Holiday parking jam

Duke coach Mike Kryzewski, N.C. State coach Mark Gottfriend, North Carolina coach Roy Williams and Wake Forest coach Danny Manning have attended the Holiday Invitational to see such 5-star recruits as Kinston's 6-8 Brandon Ingram, Orangeville Prep's 7-1 Thon Maker and High Point...

African soccer players embrace opportunity at Northern Durham

African soccer players embrace opportunity at Northern Durham

Northern Durham's soccer team features escape Africa's terrorism, Civil War and Ebola outbreak and welcome opportunity in the U.S.Click here for storyNorthern Durham soccer players embrace opportunity