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    Cruz-Cruz takes second in state

    Cleveland’s Mathews Cruz-Cruz led the Johnston County contingent of wrestlers with a runner-up finish in the 3A ranks at 132 pounds. It wasn’t the finish that Cruz-Cruz wanted, it being his second consecutive loss in a state championship match.


    Goodbye ice, hello spring

    The ice and snow, but maybe not those piles of salt residue, are finally gone from last week’s storms. Spring practices have officially begun for area teams. There are the basketball state championship races still going on this week, but the end of the snow brings the promise of the Spring...


    Sports Notes: Feb. 22

    North Carolina Heart & Vascular will hold a benefit wiffle ball tournament to raise money for the American Heart Association at Kenly Park on Saturday, March 21. The entry fee is $60 per team. All proceeds will benefit the AHA. For info or to register, Jessica Holland at 919-429-0531 or 919-734-...


    Parks and Recreation Notes: Feb. 25

    Events and activities from the Garner area


    Grade requirements change for athletes

    With the college signing season in full swing for the class of 2015 this month, it bears mentioning to those juniors, sophomores and freshmen still in high school that they will face stricter academic guidelines in the Division I ranks.


    Storm wipes out conference basketball tourneys, seasons

    The ice and the ensuing decision to cancel tournaments for a second straight year brought a quicker than expected end to many basketball seasons across the state.


    Shot clock not coming anytime soon in N.C. high school basketball

    As national discussion about instituting a shot clock in high school basketball games becomes louder, the conversation hits a roadblock in North Carolina.


    Garner coach uses lessons Dean Smith taught every day

    Garner High School basketball coach Eddie Gray says he’ll never forget the impact Dean Smith and other great coaches have had on his career as a teacher of the game.


    NCHSAA will still seed basketball playoffs on Saturday

    The N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that next week’s state basketball tournament will be seeded on Saturday as scheduled. The decision meant that conference tournament results would not be used in the seeding process.


    Four from area qualify for NCHSAA state wrestling championships

    The N.C. High School Athletic Association dual-team playoffs are done, and the NCHSAA individual championship is this weekend. This blog will keep links to our coverage from both playoffs, as well as conference tournaments, and includes state qualifiers.

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