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Former Panther Creek player Isaiah Johnson commits to Kansas football

Former Panther Creek football player Isaiah Johnson (class of 2011) has committed to play at the University of Kansas next fall. Johnson is a starting safety for Iowa Western Community College, which won the National Junior College Athletic Association championship this year.

Apex grad Alston Kearns makes SportsCenter top 10 plays

Apex graduate Alston Kearns helped N.C. State volleyball respectable as a freshman.

As a sophomore, she's helped put the program on ESPN.

Landon Powell tries to win big league job

Landon Powell is enjoying Oklahoma City and watching the city’s excitement during the NBA playoffs, but he’d prefer to be in Houston.

The former Apex High and University of South Carolina graduate is playing with the Houston Astros' AAA affiliate in Oklahoma City, where downtown is bedecked in pennants as the Thunder plays in the NBA semifinals.


Former Revs player Schilawski joins RailHawks camp

Former New England Revolution forward Zack Schilawksi arrived in Carolina last week, but is it too late for the Cary native to stick onto the RailHawks' roster?

New Carolina coach Colin Clarke has said that he wanted to add one more player to the team's roster, but a late arrival of Schilawski - who was released a month ago by the Revolution and unable to land on another MLS roster could make signing two players tempting.

Cary grad takes on Mudcats this weekend

Cary High graduate Cory Harrilchak will be returning to Wake County this weekend as the Mississippi Braves visit the Carolina Mudcats.

Athens grad, UNC player Perry wins N.C. Amateur

UNC-Chapel Hill golfer and Athens Drive graduate Katherine Perry won her second N.C. Women's State Amateur crown by shooting a final round of 69 to win by nine strokes over the next-best golfer. 

Povse, Knox also selected by MLB

He was (somehow) only a second-team all-conference performer, but Green Hope senior Max Povse became the first player in Falcons history to be selected in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Sands gets invite to Dodgers' Major League camp

Former Smithfield-Selma High School standout Jerry Sands is one of 15 non-roster invitees to the Dodgers' Major League spring training camp, the Dodgers have announced on their website.

Former WF-R standout taken in MLS draft

Former Wake Forest-Rolesville and N.C. State defender Tyler Lassiter has been taken with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the New York Bulls.

Lassister was named all-state his senior year for the Cougars in 2005. He was also a second-team All-ACC player this season for the Wolfpack. During his four-year career with N.C. State, Lassiter started each of the 73 matches he played in. This past season, Lassiter led the Pack in points (18) and assists (6), while tying for the team lead in goals (6).

Clayton's Archer rated as Cub's top prospect

Clayton High School graduate Chris Archer has been rated as the top prospect in the Chicago Cubs' minor league organization by Baseball America. The right-handed, 6-foot-3 pitcher went a combined 15-3 at High-A and Double-A in 2010 with a 2.80 ERA, including a 1.80 ERA at Double-A.

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