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FHS To Honor Youngsville Teams
FHS To Honor Youngsville Teams

FRANKLINTON -- The boys basketball success achieved by the former Youngsville High School is an important part of Franklin County's sports history.
The Phantoms won a trio of state championships and produced some of the county's best-ever players and coaches before the school consolidated in the late 1970s.
For those who were fortunate enough to witness the excellence, Youngsville's heroics will never be forgotten.


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BEST YET TO COME?
READY FOR A STRONG FINISH AT LC. Louisburg College men's basketball coach Neil Dixon (center) is trying to guide his club through what has been a trying 2018-19 campaign to date.
BEST YET TO COME?

LOUISBURG -- Coach Neil Dixon has encountered an uncharacteristic perfect storm of negative events this season for the Louisburg College men's basketball squad.
Things are usually smooth sailing -- or as smooth as possible when you are dealing with a large group of people -- for the tradition-rich Hurricanes, who are coming off back-to-back Region X Championships.


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A SPECIAL GALA
A SPECIAL GALA

LOUISBURG -- Given the proximity of the facilities of the two programs, it is only fitting that the Louisburg College softball and baseball teams work together for the greater good of the school.
That's what will happen on January 26 when LC will host its inaugural First Pitch Gala at Taylor Center on the LC campus.


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Wildcats, Warriors nab split
Wildcats, Warriors nab split

LOUISBURG -- The stage is always huge when Louisburg and Bunn meet, regardless of the sport.
But the intensity and setting is even more amplified when the two schools tangle in basketball action at the Taylor Center on the campus of Louisburg College.
With a huge crowd in attendance, the county and Northern Carolina Conference rivals faced off once again last Friday and split the varsity contests.


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BHS strong on the mat
BHS strong on the mat

BUNN -- Bunn High School could be on the verge of making a bit of wrestling history next Wednesday.
That's when the Wildcats have an opportunity to secure their first-ever league championship as part of a Northern Carolina Conference tri-match versus South Granville and Roanoke Rapids at the Bunn Dome.


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Mudcats set to host a Job Fair
Mudcats set to host a Job Fair

ZEBULON -- The 2019 baseball season is fast approaching and the Carolina Mudcats are looking to add to the club's game day staff by hosting a job fair and hiring event on February 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Five County Stadium in Zebulon.
Interested job seekers ages 16 and over wishing to work for the Mudcats are highly encouraged to attend.


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Pirates pick up national ranking

GREENVILLE -- The East Carolina University baseball team garnered its third preseason national ranking of the 2019 season after being tabbed No. 11 by D1Baseball the publication announced Monday.
The Pirates have also earned national rankings from Perfect Game (No. 11) and Collegiate Baseball (No. 35).


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A JOB WELL DONE
A JOB WELL DONE

Malikai Briggs, a member of the wrestling team at Louisburg High School, recently took first place in the Ages 16-17 Advanced NOGI Division at the Newbreed Ultimate Challenge in Concord (near Charlotte). Briggs and the Warriors will compete in the Northern Carolina Conference Wrestling Championships next Saturday at Roanoke Rapids High School in Halifax County.


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