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RALIEGH - It's only fitting that Phillip "Marc" Payne (that's the way the state association wrote it) has been named to the North Carolina High School Athletic Hall of Fame for 2018. He's joined by an impressive class. Joining him in the Hall will be former football coach Bobby Poss and former Freedom girl's basketball coach Marsha Crump.

Blowing Rock’s Josh Izewski, a rookie member of the ZAP Fitness professional running team, picked up the win on Sunday at the The Bobby Doyle Summer Classic 5 Mile in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The race served as this year’s USA Track & Field New England Championship.

#10Strong Series: Wide Receivers Preview

"It was good to hear Coach Mike and Coach Satt open up and tell us stories. We can translate that to our teammates and make sure guys are being positive, buying into the program."
— Brad Absher, App State Senior, Wide Receivers