ICARD — Is it three? Or is it four? The short answer is yes.
ICARD — The host East Burke Middle wrestling team defeated Walter Johnson on Tuesday, 65-21, as Foothills Athletic Conference action resumed following an eight-day Thanksgiving break.
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The host Liberty Middle wrestling team gained its first victory of the season Monday as it topped Heritage in Foothills Athletic Conference action, 63-42.
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The Table Rock Middle girls basketball team edged rival Liberty on the road Thursday, 29-28, to open Foothills Athletic Conference with a victory.
Many of Burke County’s middle school winter sports teams recently announced their rosters for the 2021-22 seasons of boys and girls basketball as well as wrestling.
Thursday’s latest renewal of the Liberty-Walter Johnson middle school boys soccer rivalry was as riveting — albeit as rain-soaked — as ever, with the teams facing off in the title game of the first Foothills Athletic Conference tournament in five years.
VALDESE — The No. 3 seed Liberty Middle girls soccer team faced a 2-0 deficit on the road against a Heritage team that had won six consecutive games.
The Table Rock Middle volleyball team capped the regular season with a three-game streak thanks to Tuesday’s three-set road triumph at crosstown foe Walter Johnson, 25-8, 25-8, 25-9.
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The Liberty Middle boys soccer team capped a perfect Foothills Athletic Conference regular season with its biggest win of the fall, toppling second-place host Walter Johnson, 4-1, on Thursday.
The Table Rock Middle football team bounced back from its first Foothills Athletic Conference loss a week earlier to beat crosstown rival Walter Johnson at home Wednesday to end the season, 26-6.
ICARD — It was the Table Rock Middle volleyball team’s turn to rally on Tuesday.
GREENSBORO — East Burke junior Kenneth Byrd is a three-peat state champion in the boys outdoor pole vault.
ASHEBORO — The Draughn baseball team’s run through the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs came to an end with a narrow loss in an extra inning.
VALDESE — Tywan Nemorin always seemed to be there in the clutch for the Draughn football team, and now he’s hoping he can provide the same service for Guilford College.
VALDESE — The Draughn baseball team’s history-making season continues with a chance for revenge Friday after delayed completion of its third-round game in the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs.
Jordy Bahl threw a two-hitter and struck out 10, and Oklahoma defeated Florida State 5-0 on Wednesday night to inch closer to a third consecutive national title. The top-seeded Sooners took the lead in the Women’s College World Series best-of-three championship series and can clinch their seventh national title on Thursday. Bahl is 4-0 at the World Series and hasn’t allowed a run in 21 2/3 innings. She helped Oklahoma push its Division I record win streak to 52 games.
Jeffrey Alan Caglianone is better known as Jac and playfully nicknamed "Jactani" as an ode to two-way MLB sensation Shohei Ohtani. Florida's star pitcher/first baseman has captivated teammates, coaches and fans while putting the second-ranked Gators in position to return to the College World Series for the first time since 2018. He is the program's best two-way player since Brad Wilkerson, one of the county's most intriguing pro prospects for 2024 and could be the face of amateur baseball by the time his record-setting season ends.
Three-point threat Cam Spencer is transferring to UConn from Rutgers, multiple outlets reported.
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Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray became the first teammates in NBA Finals history to both record triple-doubles, and Denver’s two stars made sure the Nuggets reclaimed the lead in the series by beating the Miami Heat 109-94 in Game 3 on Wednesday night. Murray had 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, getting the rebound he needed with 9 seconds remaining. Jokic finished with 32 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists.
Major League Baseball was once so concerned about gambling it banned Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays just for working as casino greeters. Now MLB itself and almost all its teams have official casino sponsors. The NCAA railed for decades that paying players would destroy college sports, all while raking in billions off of their unpaid labor. Now schools boast of booster collectives that help recruit top talent to their teams. So when the PGA Tour overcame its indignation and agreed to merge with LIV Golf the flip-flop followed a long-established tradition in sports of flexible attitudes.
Every player at the Women's World Cup will be paid at least $30,000 by FIFA and all 23 in the title-winning team will each get $270,000. The details confirmed Wednesday fulfils FIFA's promise to directly reward all 732 players taking part in the tournament that starts in July in Australia and New Zealand. More than half of FIFA's total prize fund of $110 million will be paid out to players. Players from the 16 teams exiting at the group stage will get $30,000 each.
The Iron Sheik, a former pro wrestler who played a burly, bombastic villain in 1980s battles with some of the sport's biggest stars, has died at age 81. The WWE posted an article confirming the death of the ex-wrestler and Twitter personality Wednesday.