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10 2015 August
By Margaret High
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Opinion – FIFA World Cup Sexism

I need to get this off my chest. The FIFA Women’s World Cup medal presentation was absurd. I loved watching the World Cup, which was held in Canada this year. I dare say I dressed more patriotic on July 5th (championship game day) than I did on July 4th. I watched every match the U.S....

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10 2015 August
By Andrew Powell
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The Legend of the Offseason

The largest pervading myth about the football offseason is that there is such a thing as a football offseason. For many students of varying ages and levels of education, the summer serves as a welcome reprieve from the tumultuous lifestyle that any level of schooling inherently instills. However, for the football player and many other...

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27 2015 July
By John Thomas
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Column: Up Close and Personal with St. Andrews

Professional golfers make the sport of golf look so easy. In fact, they make it look so easy that some viewers call golf “boring.” If you have ever attempted to play the game, then you know that golf is many things. It is infuriating. It is rewarding. It is cruel. It is befuddling. But the...

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22 2015 July
By NRPOP
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WHS Grad Shaun Kirk Shines in East-West Game

Contributed by Joe Sirera of the Greensboro News & Record. GREENSBORO — N.C. State basketball fans who attended the East-West All-Star game got a look at their future Monday night. Wolfpack signee Shaun Kirk showed the kind of athleticism that should make him a fan favorite as his spectacular dunks sparked the East to a...

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09 2015 July
By NRPOP
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Upon Further Review

Special to POP! from News Reporter sports writer Franklin Davis. Read more from Franklin in his blog on Whiteville.com, Frank Thoughts. No, this isn’t a column about instant replay. It is about changing my opinion. The Wells Fargo Cup (until 2010-11 known as the Wachovia Cup) results were recently released by the NCHSAA. The News...

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06 2015 July
By John Thomas
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To the Parents of Young Athletes

What I am about to say in this column has probably been said before. I will probably step on some toes. But it bears repeating. I served as a temporary sports writer for the past 10 days alongside Franklin Davis to fill the shoes of sports editor Dan Biser, who returned from a well-deserved vacation...

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23 2015 June
By Emily Pridgen
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Book Review: Home Run

If you like family drama, romance and baseball, then this book is for you. Home Run, written by Travis Thrasher, is a fascinating journey about a young professional baseball player named Cory, whose father’s alcohol addiction causes trouble throughout the book. He manages to get kicked out at one of Cory’s games for arguing with the...

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15 2015 June
By John Thomas
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A High School Softball Catcher Tries My Patience

I have no patience for athletes who exhibit poor sportsmanship. None. I can handle athletes who make mistakes. I can even handle the elevated ego that seems to accompany an athlete’s success. But there is no place for poor sportsmanship at any level of athletics. How do I define poor sportsmanship? It is a difficult...

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09 2015 June
By John Thomas
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Whiteville Baseball Wins 2015 1A State Championship

Back-to-back. The Whiteville Wolfpack defeated the South Stanly Rowdy Rebel Bulls 6-1 Saturday night to win its second straight 1A state championship. Starting pitcher Brooks Baldwin allowed just one run on two hits in 5 and 1/3 innings pitched before yielding to Mackenzie Gore in the bottom of the sixth inning, who sealed the victory. Whiteville bounced back...

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04 2015 June
By John Thomas
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Riley Curry and Life’s “Distractions”

Our lives are full of distractions. They are the reason I close the door to my workspace at the office and the reason I go to the library to study before an exam. Distractions come in many forms: a cell phone, Facebook, or even a loud conversation. When procrastination kicks in, almost anything can become...

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