Rodd Baxley, FayObserver.com

Rodd Baxley

FayObserver.com

Fayetteville, NC, United States

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Past articles by Rodd:

NBA free agency 2022: What’s next for Fayetteville’s Dennis Smith Jr.?

NBA free agency opens Thursday and Fayetteville native Dennis Smith Jr. is among the players looking for a new home. → Read More

Arkansas baseball in weather delay vs UNC in Chapel Hill Super Regional Game 2

The second game of the Chapel Hill Super Regional between Arkansas and UNC entered a weather delay Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Arkansas baseball wins Game 1 of Chapel Hill Super Regional vs. UNC

Arkansas baseball's Peyton Stovall hit a solo homer and Connor Noland had a solid pitching in a 4-1 win over UNC in the Chapel Hill super regional. → Read More

Arkansas baseball's Chris Lanzilli started his career at Wake Forest

Arkansas Chris Lanzilli thrived as a power hitter at Wake Forest before joining the Razorbacks. → Read More

South View alum Blake Maxwell, former Boston Red Sox draft pick, returns to coach Tigers

Blake Maxwell, a former star pitcher for the Tigers who spent seven seasons as a minor league pitcher, is set to coach baseball at South View. → Read More

What’s the payout for the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles?

The winner of the 2022 US Women's Open at Pine Needles will take home the largest payout in women's golf history. Take a look at the prize money breakdown. → Read More

Fayetteville fire dept. captain Jeff McPhail to coach Terry Sanford softball

Terry Sanford has hired a Fayetteville fire captain to coach softball. → Read More

US Women's Open golf 2022: Live score updates from final round

Real-time updates from the final round of the 2022 US Women's Open at Pine Needles. → Read More

US Women's Open golf 2022: Live score updates from Round 2 at Pine Needles

Mina Harigae recorded just the sixth 64 in U.S. Women's Open history to set a course record Thursday. She's the leader entering Friday's round. → Read More

How Allison Emrey, lone North Carolina native in US Women's Open golf 2022, did in first round

Allison Emrey was among the first players to tee off in the 2022 U.S. Women's Open. The Charlotte native had a solid start at Pine Needles. → Read More

How Allison Emrey, lone North Carolina native in US Women's Open golf 2022, did in first round

Allison Emrey was among the first players to tee off in the 2022 U.S. Women's Open. The Charlotte native had a solid start at Pine Needles. → Read More

Annika Sorenstam, Nelly Korda among US Women's Open's top players. Here’s what they're saying.

Golfers talked to media members Tuesday ahead of the 2022 U.S. Women's Open. Here are some of their top quotes. → Read More

Former NC Central star Jeremy Ingram hired as Seventy-First boys basketball coach

Seventy-First hires a former college basketball star to take over the Falcons. → Read More

Seventy-First’s Hannah Lewis ignores negativity, earns chance to play two sports in college

“I had this coach a while ago, when I was younger, tell me that I wasn’t gonna make it anywhere at the college level,” Hannah Lewis recalled. → Read More

Cape Fear softball comes out ‘hacking,’ advances to NCHSAA 3A East regional final

Noni MacFadden and Olivia Melvin had big performances at the plate in Cape Fear's rout of Harnett Central. → Read More

‘It’s a big deal’: How Cape Fear girls soccer ended its playoff drought

Jayda Angel and Dylan Sneed helped the Cape Fear Colts forget about their NCHSAA girls soccer playoff woes. → Read More

NC high school baseball, softball brackets. Which Fayetteville teams made the cut?

See which Fayetteville, region teams made the high school baseball and softball playoffs. → Read More

'Pee Wee' helps Gray's Creek baseball win 2 games in 1 day for United 8 championship

"Pee Wee" Holland did it all for Gray's Creek on Thursday to help the Bears clinch the conference crown. → Read More

Jackie Robinson Showcase: E.E. Smith baseball’s Draven Morales set to make history

Jackie Robinson showcase: Draven Morales is ready to make history as a female baseball player. E.E. Smith has a slew of first-time baseball players. → Read More

Annika Sorenstam is returning to U.S. Women's Open at Pine Needles. Here's all the reasons why.

“My kids wanted me to play. They’re like, ‘C’mon, Mommy,'” explained Annika Sorenstam. → Read More