Stories by Charlie
Mulloy Manning, Kelsey Rea, Jaleigh Jensen and Jennie Cunningham set a new Pinecrest school record in the distance medley relay at the Tiger Relays held at Reid Ross Classical School in Fayetteville on Saturday.
T.J. Jones scored with 0.8 seconds remaining in overtime to give Sandhills Community College a 70-69 victory over Caldwell CC in the Region X tournament championship game Sunday afternoon.
A 45-minute bottom of the fourth inning added up to 10 runs for Pinecrest as it opened the baseball season with a 16-6 home victory over Union Pines Wednesday evening.
Hannah Hensley set Pinecrest school records in the high jump and the 400-meter run as a freshman in 2010.
Pinecrest runner Will Pearson is the kind of an athlete college recruiters like to describe as having a big upside.
Pinecrest guards Dessence Waddell, Jasmine Chalmers and Megan Thomas harassed their Hoke County counterparts unmercifully from the outset of Friday night’s basketball game in Raeford.
Two defensive stalwarts, and a record-breaking offensive player who will convert to the other side of the ball, announced their college football intentions on Thursday at Pinecrest High School.
Ten Pinecrest seniors added another pleasant chapter to their high school basketball careers by defeating Richmond Senior 56-41 Tuesday evening.
Zuri Thomas wore every bit the look of a person happy with her choice as she signed a national letter of intent to continue her education and track and field career at Wingate University in the fall.
A Pinecrest rally from an eight-point deficit with less than two minutes remaining in regulation came up short when a potential game-tying floater by Adam Cummings rimmed out of the cylinder.
Jennie Cunningham of Pinecrest won her third state title in a row in the 1,000-meter run at Saturday’s NCHSAA State Indoor Championship held at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.
The Sandhills Community College basketball team put on a show for its fans at Saturday’s final home game held at The O’Neal’s School’s Bradshaw Activities Center.
Before the start of the second day of the clinic for pitchers and catchers held at Pinecrest High School last Sunday, James Baldwin was reminiscing about his first big-league spring training camp.
The Pinecrest boys (14-6) doubled their win total from a year ago with Friday’s 55-52 home win over Purnell Swett (3-16).
The Pinecrest girls shook off a listless first half and went on to defeat Purnell Swett 57-32 in a basketball game at James Moore Gym Friday evening.
In spite of 30 degree temperatures last Saturday morning, 30 pitchers and 20 catchers showed up for the first day of the Youth Pitchers and Catchers Clinic held at Pinecrest High School.
The odds were solidly stacked against a Central Carolina Community College basketball team that brought six players to Thursday’s game against the No. 6 ranked Sandhills Flyers.
The Chapel Hill girls finally found a team that could give them a tussle in Saturday’s championship game of the Holiday in the Pines Girls’ Basketball Tournament at Pinecrest.
The first time Mike Apple watched Juwan Jones play basketball was as the coach at Pinecrest High School in a game against Purnell Swett in 2010.
Seven alumni from the Sandhills Flyer team that won the NJCAA Division III National Championship last March took advantage of the holiday break to watch their former team defeat Rockingham Community College at The O’Neal School Gym Wednesday evening.
A Chapel Hill squad that has defeated its first seven opponents by an average of 47 points is the favorite in the Holiday in the Pines Girls’ Basketball Tournament that gets under way this evening at Pinecrest.
The Louisburg College Hurricanes brought a Category 5 to Monday’s NJCAA battle of the unbeatens against the Sandhills Flyers at The O’Neal School gym.
An already close-knit Pinecrest basketball team is even closer after a successful weekend of competition in Pennsylvania at the Berwick Area High School Boys’ Basketball Tournament.
A scoreless final four minutes brought a frustrating two nights of basketball to a close for the Pinecrest girls’ basketball team.
After taking only a handful of shots in Pinecrest’s basketball opener at Southern Lee about two weeks ago, Adam Cummings talked about not having confidence in his shot.
The Pinecrest girls overwhelmed Mount Zion Christian Academy 52-22 in a basketball game played at James Moore Gym Tuesday evening.
A moment after Jack Britt basketball coach Isaiah Walker completed the postgame mingling with the coaches and players from Pinecrest, he summed up Tuesday’s evening’s turnover and foul-fest in a few words.
Senior Felicia Painter scored 15 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Pinecrest to a 52-39 victory over Southern Lee in Monday’s basketball opener in Sanford.
The Pinecrest boys scored the final eight points of Monday’s basketball game in Sanford to turn back a rallying Southern Lee team 67-54.
On the first day of the NCAA’s early signing period, Pinecrest’s Janea Williams made it official.
Pinecrest will take the court for Monday’s boys’ basketball opener at Southern Lee with four players standing 6 feet tall or under and one at 6-2.
The entire starting lineup returns for the Pinecrest girls’ basketball team that tips off the season at Southern Lee on Monday at 6 p.m.
Two of the heroes from the Sandhills Community College men’s basketball team’s march to the 2012 NJCAA Division III national title were among those on hand for the unfurling of the championship banner Wednesday evening.
After Wednesday’s evening’s 123-46 romp over Vance-Granville CC, Sandhills Community College coach Mike Apple was asked to talk about his team’s “Mad Bomber.”
The Sandhills Community College men’s basketball team put points on the board at a dizzying pace in Saturday’s home opener at The O’Neal School Gym.
Four Pinecrest seniors, including three that started as freshmen, have earned All-Southeastern Conference volleyball honors.
Pinecrest will be the underdog against visiting Hoke County and one of the most dynamic football players in the state in tonight’s head-to-head battle for third place in the Southeastern Conference.
The patented move by Mary Grace Phipps begins with a hop, then a skip, and then wham. Or is it a skip and then a hop before the finish?
Pinecrest trailed 7-0 and its defense was on the field with just under three minutes remaining in the third quarter at Purnell Swett Friday night when linebacker Mike Gray suddenly got very vocal.
Caroline Decker led a group of six Pinecrest tennis players that qualified for regional competition by winning the 4-A Southeastern Conference singles championship at the Pinehurst Resort Wednesday afternoon.
The three football games Pinecrest and Purnell Swett have played since the inception of the 4-A Southeastern Conference in 2009 have one thing in common: Each was a thriller.
The contagious joyfulness of the Pinecrest volleyball players spread around James Moore Gym as they warmed up for Wednesday’s Senior Night match against Overhills.
Barbara Foxx has seen a lot of good setters come through the Pinecrest volleyball program in 35 years as the coach of the Patriots.
Pinecrest faces a team ranked in the top 10 of the weekly football polls for the third time this season when it entertains Scotland High tonight in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
Coach Barbara Foxx and the Pinecrest volleyball team came to Laurinburg for Tuesday’s conference volleyball showdown against Scotland High with some surprises.
The Pinecrest boys’ and girls’ cross country teams both posted top-10 finishes in their respective races at Saturday’s Great American Cross Country Festival held at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary.
The Pinecrest freshmen exploded for 21 points in a three-minute span of playing time to come from behind and defeat Scotland High 31-6 in a home football game Thursday afternoon.
Pinecrest coach Chris Metzger described his team as banged up this week as it looked forward to tonight’s Southeastern Conference opener against Lumberton.
The Pinecrest girls and boys cross country teams defeated Lumberton and Richmond Senior in the Southeastern Conference tri-meet held at Britt Park in Lumberton Tuesday afternoon.
Building on positives was the theme of the Pinecrest football players and coaches in the aftermath of Friday night’s 42-24 loss to No. 7 ranked New Hanover.