Category: Sporting

Striking: Bull City Summer comes to Raleigh

On April 3, when the International League champion Durham Bulls open their season in a matchup against the Gwinnett Braves, they’ll be playing in the surroundings of a newly renovated Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It’s not just D-BAP’s concessions and…

Putting stereotypes on the run

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Carla Williams Seventeen girls dot the gravel track at Underwood Elementary, cheeks flushed and lungs full. Most are running. Some have slowed to a trot, and a few are walking, but they’re all smiling. No…

The making of a state champ: Emilia Migliaccio is up to the task

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Nick Pironio It’s silent on the fourth hole of MacGregor Downs in Cary. No wind, no birds, no golfers in sight – except Emilia Migliaccio. The 14-year-old slips a pink fuzzy cover off the head…

Straight up: Connor Champion skates new terrain

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Geoff Wood Raleigh skateboard pro Connor Champion, like most skaters, is an urban cartographer. He knows the lines that connect downtown’s slopes and edges maybe as well as anyone. He’ll show me, he says. As…

Chasing perfection stroke by stroke

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Geoff Wood The wooded shoreline of Lake Wheeler is still dark this early, but the water is sunlit, and young rowers already are hauling their long pencil-boats down to the water. Like everything in the…

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