Sports

Friday Night Lights (in February?)

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During a normal year, elecricity would be crackling through the valley this fall as the Andrews Wildcats and Murphy Bulldogs prepared for their opening games of the high school football season.

Better safe than sorry

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Out of an “abundance of caution,” Murphy High School announced Sunday evening that all school-sponsored athletics workouts for the next two weeks have been canceled after a handful of COVID-19 tests returned positive among the high school’s student and adult population last week.

Rebels Bring Home Rings

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After losing their spring sports seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the Lady Rebels travel softball team, were prepared to handle the challenge of working their way through the loser’s bracket after falling in their first game of the World Series competition in Cleveland, Tenn., in late June.

Swimmers Left Out to Dry by Winter Closure

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When local high school swim coach Frank Bachteler stopped in at Murphy Health & Fitness, he was surprised and disappointed to find out that the club would not be covering their pool this upcoming winter.

Rodeo Roping Royalty

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Guthrie, Okla. – After a successful first two rounds in the team-roping competition at the National High School Finals rodeo, Marble resident Trevor Boatright knew that he and his

Better Late than Never

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Much, if not all of what is known about the feasibility of a fall high school sports season in the state of North Carolina is still up in the air at this point in time.

Forward Thinking

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Murphy – Torin Rogers still has two years of high school basketball remaining – but that hasn’t stopped college basketball programs from blowing up the junior’s phone with recruiti

Flipping the Switch

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Andrews – Tucker Holloway is determined – maybe even destined – to play football collegiately.

Rising to the Top

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Murphy – Murphy senior and rising football recruit Yousef Mugharbil had a packed schedule ahead of him heading into the summer.