Saturday morning, hours before Carnel Christian would play Gaston Day for a state championship, Donovan Gregory made his father, Jerome, a promise. Gregory, who started his career at Northside Christian, had lost in the championship round as a freshman at Northside and as a sophomore at Carmel Christian. He wasn’t having it anymore. Despite missing almost all of the second quarter with foul trouble and playing through two separate right ankle injuries in the second half, Gregory delivered on his promise in a 74-72 double-overtime win over Gaston Day. “I told my dad we were winning the championship,” Gregory said. “I lost in the state championship the past few years and I couldn’t let it happen again. It’s heartbreaking, that feeling never leaves you. It’s just stuck with you. Today I was thinking about (that feeling) and it made me play harder.” Gregory finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and two assists. And he had plenty of help. On … [Read more...] about Carmel Christian rallies to beat Gaston Day, win first NCISAA state title
Published 2:04 pm, Saturday, February 24, 2018 Photo: Kirk Sides Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Pearland's De'Yona Gaston (33) was selected the most valuable player of District 23-6A girls' basketball team. Pearland's De'Yona Gaston (33) was selected the most valuable player of District 23-6A girls' basketball team. Photo: Kirk Sides Pearland's Gaston named District 23-6A MVP 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Pearland sophomore De'Yona Gaston was selected most valuable player in voting on the all-District 23-6A girls' basketball team selected by the league's coaches. Lady Oiler junior guard Macey Braswell was chosen as the offensive player of the year while Alief Elsik junior Sandra Chuks was named defensive player of the year. Alief Hastings freshman Nia Hardison was chosen newcomer of the year. Sharing coach of … [Read more...] about Pearland’s Gaston named District 23-6A MVP
A crash involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer has shut down northbound Interstate 85 in Gaston County Wednesday morning. The closure is near McAdenville at Exit 23. Two of the southbound lanes are also blocked at the crash site. The lanes were expected to be reopened around 9 a.m., media outlets are reporting. Traffic avoiding the blocked lanes will likely flood onto alternate routes, including U.S. 74 and New Hope Road, so expect backups. The North Carolina Department of Transportation, the wreck happened around 4 a.m. A jackknifed tractor-trailer is blocking the middle of the interstate after hitting one of the concrete barrier walls, reported WSOC. Officials told WSOC that the tractor-trailer was driving north when it jackknifed and collided with the concrete barrier, pushing it into the southbound lanes. Debris from the concrete barrier then caused three cars in the southbound lanes to crash, sending one airborne, troopers told WSOC. Gaston County EMS reports one person was taken … [Read more...] about I-85 northbound near Gaston County line closed for crash. Expect overflow backups.
Published Sun, Feb 11, 2018 SHARE TWEET EMAIL Moore Jr., Jenkins Gaston Moore Jr. - Jenkins Gaston Age 94, January 25, 2018 in Tampa, FL. He resided in Buffalo for over 60 years. 1967 as a pioneer, he opened JENKINS G. REALTY becoming Buffalo's 1st Black Real Estate Broker.After retirement, he continued helping people thru his Astrological Consultant business. His memorial service is February 24, 2018 in his hometown of Fayetteville, NC. RSVP: 972-821-8497 Funeral Home: Memoriams.com Guest Book Powered by Facebook … [Read more...] about Moore Jr., Jenkins Gaston
Thursday’s Girls Summaries NO. 4 ARDREY KELL 72, CONCORD ROBINSON 18 Ardrey Kell 27 26 9 10 -- 72 JM Robinson 6 5 7 0 -- 18 Ardrey Kell: Journey Muhammad 14 points & 5 steals; Niyah Lutz 12 points & 6 steals; Shy Booker 11 points, 7 rebounds 3 steals & 2 blocks; Michelle Ojo 9 points 12 rebounds and 5 steals; Riley Littlejohn 9; Lucy Vanderbeck 7; Meghan Rogers 5; Evan Miller 5 JM Robinson: Mischiener 12 Records: AK 22-2 (11-1) Notable: Niyah Lutz became the 4th Lady Knight to reach 1,000 career points. NO. 6 EAST BURKE 78, VALDESE DRAUGHN 33 East Burke 15 24. 20. 19. 78 Draughn. 8 5. 16. 4. 33 East Burke scoring Riley Haas 17, Brooke Arney 13, Ashlyn Stilwell 12, Gracie Ruff 8, Graleigh Hildebran 7, Arianna Hawkins 6, Jadyn hicks 5, Paige Houston 4, Allie Cooke 4, Chely Mull 2 Draughn Scoring Davis 9, House 8, Ramsey 7, Suttkes 3, Kincaid 2, Bryant 2, Parker 2 East Burke 23-1 ASHEVILLE CHRISTIAN 67, DAVIDSON DAY 50 ACA 6 22 24 15 -- 67 DDS 9 9 … [Read more...] about Thursday’s Roundup: Gaston Day jams its way into MAC tournament finals