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Woman sets female record for 60-mile 'Pitchell' run in N.C.

Nov. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tory Grieves stood at the top of Mount Pisgah in a skirt and Hoka running shoes on a magical, starlit midnight in November. She looked up at the Milky Way, down to the distant, twinkling lights of Asheville, and with best friends at her side, started tearing down the mountain,...

Halvorsen leads W. Carolina past UNC-Asheville 83-81 in OT

Nov. 28, 2020 8:04 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Halvorsen scored 21 points as Western Carolina beat UNC-Asheville 83-81 in overtime on Saturday. Xavier Cork had 16 points, including a tying putback at the buzzer to force overtime at 71-71, as well as three blocks for Western Carolina (2-1). Mason Faulkner added 15 points,...

McIntosh scores 21 to lift Elon over High Point 76-75

Nov. 28, 2020 7:44 PM EST

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Hunter McIntosh had 21 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 3 seconds left, as Elon narrowly beat High Point 76-75 on Saturday. Jerald Gillens-Butler had 16 points for Elon (2-0). Federico Poser added 12 points. John-Michael Wright had 20 points for the Panthers (0-2). Emmanuel...

Appalachian State center Noah Hannon (60) and wide receiver Malik Williams celebrate Williams touchdown reception against Troy in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Boone, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Thomas throws for 4 TDs, App State downs Troy, 47-10

Nov. 28, 2020 7:21 PM EST

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas passed for 279 yards and matched his career high with four touchdown passes as Appalachian State defeated Troy 47-10 on Saturday, rebounding from a loss at No. 16 Coastal Carolina. The Mountaineers (7-2, 5-1) have not lost back-to-back games since 2017. The win keeps...

Coastal Carolina beats North Carolina Wesleyan 117-68

Nov. 28, 2020 7:20 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Deanthony Tipler had 28 points as Coastal Carolina rolled past North Carolina Wesleyan 117-68 in its season opener on Saturday. Essam Mostafa added 21 points for the Chanticleers, while Tyrik Dixon chipped in 20. Tipler hit 11 of 14 shots, including 6 of 8 on 3-pointers. Dixon also had...

Sims scores 29 to carry UNC-Wilmington over Troy 73-50

Nov. 28, 2020 5:42 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims had a career-high 29 points as UNC Wilmington routed Troy 73-50 on Saturday. Sims hit 6 of 8 3-pointers. He added nine rebounds. Ty Gadsden had 18 points for UNC Wilmington (2-1). Mike Okauru added 12 points and seven rebounds. Desmond Williams had 15 points for the...

East Carolina scores 45 points in 1st half, beats SMU 52-38

Nov. 28, 2020 5:28 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Holton Ahlers threw for four first-half touchdowns and East Carolina held off SMU's second-half rally for a 52-38 victory on Saturday. ECU (3-6, 3-5 American) scored a touchdown on its first six possessions of the game, and closed the half with a short field goal for a 45-7 lead. ...

Syracuse wide receiver Taj Harris (3) gets tackled during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at the in Syracuse, N.Y. (Scott Schild /The Post-Standard via AP)

North Carolina State rallies to defeat Syracuse 36-29

Nov. 28, 2020 5:24 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Four quarterback sacks. Six tackles for loss. One safety. An interception. A 98-yard kickoff return. Trailing 22-14 at the half against a one-win Syracuse team. North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren was not a happy camper. “I was far from calm. I was very upset, and I let...

Johnson, Steward help No. 9 Duke beat Coppin State 81-71

Nov. 28, 2020 5:08 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Jalen Johnson had 19 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks to help No. 9 Duke overcome a turnover-filled performance and beat Coppin State 81-71 in Saturday's delayed season opener for both teams. The 6-foot-9 Johnson made all eight of his shots from the field, including a...

Police investigate fatal shooting near baseball field

Nov. 28, 2020 2:28 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they are investigating a homicide following reports of shots being fired near a baseball field. Asheville Police said they responded Saturday morning to the reported shooting near Montford baseball field and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot...