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Trojans in transition: ‘It’s not instant grits’ — Barnes

Trojans in transition: ‘It’s not instant grits’ — Barnes

When Cory Barnes moved from coaching football at Midway to Harnett Central, he did so knowing that the Trojans had significant tradition despite going 2-7 overall last season and 2-5 in the All American Conference. Barnes is working to restructure the offense and put...

Hawks welcome Evans back, turn football focus to conditioning

Hawks welcome Evans back, turn football focus to conditioning

Triton football coach Ben Penny continued to look at aspects of preparation for the 2022 season as the Hawks took part in a 7-on-7 passing scrimmage at Harnett Central on Wednesday morning. One element Penny didn't see last week in 7-on-7 sessions at N.C. State was...

Tristan Ennis joins Mount Olive softball ‘family’

Tristan Ennis joins Mount Olive softball ‘family’

Tristan Ennis signed to play softball at Mount Olive on Tuesday in the media center at Triton. Ennis hit .415 for the Hawks and led the team in runs with 32. Triton was 16-7 overall in 2022 and went 13-1 in the All American Conference for a share of the league's...

Hayden Pope headed to Methodist

Hayden Pope headed to Methodist

Right-handed pitcher Hayden Pope of Triton signed to play baseball at Methodist on Tuesday at a ceremony in the school media center. Pope was 7-3 as a senior with a 3.20 earned run average as the Hawks went 18-8. Pope had 69 strikeouts in 50 and one-third innings....

Wendy Simmons announces retirement at awards gathering

Wendy Simmons announces retirement at awards gathering

Triton athletic director and volleyball coach Wendy Simmons announced her retirement as Triton held its athletic awards banquet on Thursday night. Simmons has been at Triton for 27 years. Her volleyball teams established a tradition of dominance in conference play,...

CFCA presents awards to top athletes at spring sports banquet

CFCA presents awards to top athletes at spring sports banquet

Cape Fear Christian Academy held its spring sports athletic banquet on Monday, May 16, and also recognized top athletes for the 2021-22 school year. Athletic director Al Myatt welcomed the gathering in the gym and headmaster Kevin Cloud gave the blessing. A meal was...

Eagles take ‘Rocky’ road to NCISAA 1-A softball title

Eagles take ‘Rocky’ road to NCISAA 1-A softball title

Cape Fear Christian Academy won its eighth North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association championship in softball Saturday as seventh-grader Megan Harrold drew a bases-loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 7-6 victory in the third...

Cape Fear Colts end Central’s softball season

Cape Fear Colts end Central’s softball season

No. 7 Harnett Central’s varsity softball season came to a close with a 10-0 loss in six innings at No. 3 Cape Fear in the fourth round of the NCHSAA 3-A state playoffs on Friday. “You can’t expect girls not to hit the ball,” said Harnett Central coach Ashley Gaines....

CFCA takes game one in championship softball series

CFCA takes game one in championship softball series

Cape Fear Christian Academy's varsity softball team defeated visiting Pungo Christian, 10-3, on Friday in the first game of a best-of-three series for the NCISAA 1-A championship. The hosts went ahead to stay with four runs in the bottom of the first after the Raiders...

CFCA softball shuts out Lawrence to reach state final series

CFCA softball shuts out Lawrence to reach state final series

Cape Fear Christian Academy's varsity softball team reached the NCISAA 1-A championship series with a 3-0 win over visiting Lawrence on Tuesday. The top-seeded Eagles (17-4) will host Wednesday's Halifax-Pungo winner in a best-of-three for the state title on Friday...

Central softball wins third-round matchup with South in eight innings

Central softball wins third-round matchup with South in eight innings

No. 7 Harnett Central scored an upset on the road against No. 2 South Johnston with a 3-2 win in eight innings on a base hit from junior Ashley Bliven that drove in sophomore Savannah Bain in the third round of the NCHSAA 3-A state softball playoffs on Tuesday night....

Worley’s 3-run homer sends South softball to third round

Worley’s 3-run homer sends South softball to third round

A strong pitching performance from senior Kennedy Byrd and a three-run home run from junior Meagan Worley made the difference as No. 2 South Johnston beat visiting rival No. 18 Triton 3-1 in the second round of the NCHSAA 3-A state softball playoffs Thursday. “It’s a...

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