It was a play that Cleveland boys basketball coach John Jacobs had made his team practice for the past two weeks and the Two Rivers 3A Conference champions had worked on it so much, that they ran it to perfection each and every time.
We have our differences with the Johnston County schools; that’s the nature of the relationship between a newspaper and any institution it covers. But we’ll never second guess the decision to close schools in advance or in the aftermath of a winter storm or a hurrricane.
I just had a birthday. I won’t give you my age, but here’s a big clue: I’m now one year away from Medicare. Each year the age gap between me and my students widens. I like to think I bring experience and wisdom to share with them. But I know many of them think I’m an ancient relic.
Defending state champion Chapel Hill earned its fourth straight trip to the Eastern Regionals Tuesday night by blasting Corinth Holders 80-48 in the third round of the NCHSAA 3A girls basketball tournament.
Bobby Stenborg’s 21 points helped propel the Cleveland Rams into the third round of the 3A boys basketball playoffs Monday with a 69-63 win over visiting Eastern Guilford. The second-seeded Rams (23-3) will face seventh-seeded Havelock on at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
No. 5 Corinth Holders (19-6) rallied to eat away at West Carteret’s lead, then overpowered the Patriots with impenetrable defense and offensive strikes to walk off their home court with a 49-37 victory.