Harnett Central

Central shows improvement from first scrimmage

Central shows improvement from first scrimmage

First-year Harnett Central football coach Cory Barnes said he saw improvement when the Trojans scrimmaged Dougkas Byrd at Westover on Friday evening. "We moved the ball a whole lot better," said Barnes in comparison to a Wednesday session with South Johnston. "We...

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...

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....

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....

Harnett Central wins AAC softball tournament

Harnett Central wins AAC softball tournament

Western Harnett rallied to tie the score in the top of the seventh inning, but top-seeded Harnett Central won 7-6 on a walk off base hit from sophomore Ella Mangum that drove in freshman Lauren Faulkner in the bottom of the seventh in the championship game of the All...

Central softball tops Triton, takes top seed; HC wins soccer, 1-0

Central softball tops Triton, takes top seed; HC wins soccer, 1-0

Harnett Central took a pair of girls varsity wins on the road against All American 3-A/4-A Conference and Harnett County rival Triton, winning in softball and girls soccer on the Hawks’ Senior Night on Friday. Two days after taking its first conference loss of the...

Central takes five shutout wins over E.E. Smith

Central takes five shutout wins over E.E. Smith

Harnett Central hosted E.E. Smith for five All American Conference varsity contests on Wednesday and the Trojans won each one by shutout. The Central baseball team took a doubleheader by scores of 18-0 in each 5-inning game. Central downed the Golden Bulls, 11-0, in...

Central boys top Western on AAC opening night, Lady Eagles prevail

Central boys top Western on AAC opening night, Lady Eagles prevail

Western Harnett traveled to Harnett Central on Tuesday night to open varsity basketball play in the All American Conference. Western's girls won, 35-10, before the Central boys posted a 79-45 victory. Nick Avery had 13 points for the Central boys, who imporoved to 4-1...

Overhills rolls past HC in boys final for eighth-straight tipoff title

Overhills rolls past HC in boys final for eighth-straight tipoff title

Overhills won a 65-24 rout at Harnett Central in the championship game of the Bennie Pollock Memorial Harnett County Tipoff boys basketball tournament Wednesday night to claim its eighth straight county tournament championship. “We played exactly like we did on...

Central boys advance in Bennie Pollock tipoff tournament

Central boys advance in Bennie Pollock tipoff tournament

A strong second-half performance powered Harnett Central into the championship game of the Bennie Pollock Memorial boys basketball tournament with a 70-34 first-round win over visiting Western Harnett on Tuesday night. “We tried to say from the beginning that defense...

Western girls top Central in OT

Western girls top Central in OT

After junior Jeanne Cordova hit a three-pointer at the buzzer mere seconds after entering the game for the first time to send the game to overtime, Western Harnett won 49-44 in overtime at Harnett Central in the first round of the Bennie Pollock Memorial girls...

Central advances in NCHSAA soccer playoffs with 2-1 win

Central advances in NCHSAA soccer playoffs with 2-1 win

Harnett Central used a goal by Richard Diego in the 73rd minute to defeat visiting Northwood, 2-1, on Monday in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A boys soccer playoffs. Axel Cuellar assisted on the game winner as the ninth-seeded Trojans improved to 12-5. A throw-in...

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