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Pursuing history: Stories of the N.C. High School Athletic Conference lead to pursuit of “lost records”

By Richard Walker The North Carolina High School Athletic Conference began in 1928 when segregated all-black high schools chose to form an association that initially was called the North Carolina Negro High School Athletic Association. Led from 1946 to 1970 by Rocky Mount’s Dr. W.T. Armstrong, there have been many efforts over the years to […]

12-13-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football and basketball, College football, Middle school volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker The Big South Conference and the Ohio Valley Conference announced on Tuesday its inaugural football conference schedule for the 2023 season and reigning Big South champion Gardner-Webb announced its full 2023 schedule. The 10 combined teams in 2023 – six from the OVC and four from the Big South – will play […]

12-11-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, College football, Middle school soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker What looked to be a lost season for the Carolina Panthers is now a potential division-winning season after Sunday’s 30-24 win at Seattle. Not only was it the Panthers’ first road win since Nov. 14, 2021, but the victory coupled with Tampa Bay’s loss means Carolina now controls its fate in the […]