Rodd Baxley, FayObserver.com

Rodd Baxley

FayObserver.com

Fayetteville, NC, United States

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Recent:
  • FayObserver.com
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • Herald-Journal
  • Burlington TimesNews
  • The Daily News
  • New Bern Sun Journal
  • Kinston Free Press
  • BlueRidgeNow
  • StarNewsOnline

Recent articles by Rodd:

Pinecrest wrestling wins Boneyard Bash; Gray’s Creek wrestler named MVP

Take a look at Cumberland County's top wrestlers from the Boneyard Bash. → Read More

Men's and women's US Opens coming to Pinehurst No. 2 in 2029

Back-to-back U.S. Opens are coming back to Pinehurst Resort's No. 2 golf course in the near future. → Read More

‘Hometown boy’: Bladenboro’s Junior Nance gets former high school gym named in his honor

Bladenboro native Junior Nance, who led the Bulldogs to a trio of state championship appearances, was honored by his hometown on Oct. 30. → Read More

Weekend rewind: Cape Fear tennis duo makes history; Volleyball teams advance in playoffs

A trio of Fayetteville-area tennis players had solid weekends at the NCHSAA 3-A Mideast Regional over the weekend and two Cumberland County volleyball teams are set for second-round matchups. → Read More

4 Fayetteville golfers advance to NCHSAA state championships

Two Cumberland County high schools will have golfers competing for a state championship next week. → Read More

Terry Sanford basketball's Davis Molnar commits to Division I program

On Thursday afternoon, Terry Sanford's triple-double threat committed to a Division I program in South Carolina. → Read More

Can West Bladen football snap Victory Bell skid against East Bladen?

East Bladen has won 19 consecutive games against West Bladen on the football field. Can the Knights end the streak this year? → Read More

‘We’re not gonna be pushed around’: Fayetteville State wins CIAA opener over Virginia State

In their first home game since 2019, the Broncos showed out against Virginia State in the CIAA opener for both teams. → Read More

2 Fayetteville-area high school football games scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2

Three high school football teams in Cumberland County are scheduled to play on Oct. 2. → Read More

Rodd Baxley’s Week 6 high school football picks: Player of the year races heating up

A look at Week 6 predictions for the 2021 high school football season and the favorites in the player of the year races. → Read More

Kylie Aldridge makes history as Gray’s Creek volleyball takes thriller over Cape Fear

Kylie Aldridge made history, Ava Sterling made her mark as a freshman and the Bears lived up to their mantra in a five-set thriller against Cape Fear. → Read More

Fayetteville native Vic Blends, celebrity barber and entrepreneur, returns to South View

Victor Fontanez, known by millions as Vic Blends, has nearly 6 million followers on TikTok and a client list full of celebrities. → Read More

Seventy-First at South View football game postponed due to COVID-19 protocols

Seven games involving Cumberland County high school football teams have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. → Read More

Baxley’s Week 5 high school football picks: 3 area teams return after COVID-19 issues

Several big-time games are on the schedule for Week 5 of the high school football season. → Read More

Vote for the latest 910Preps Athlete of the Week (Sept. 6-11)

Take a look at four of the top high school sports performances from the week of Sept. 6-11, 2021 → Read More

Terry Sanford football game at Glenn canceled due to COVID-19 protocols

Only three Cumberland County prep football teams will be in action on Friday night. → Read More

VOTE: 910Preps Athlete of the Week (Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2021)

Take a look at five of the top high school sports performances and vote for the 910Preps Athlete of the Week. → Read More

Rodd Baxley’s Week 3 picks: What high school has the best football team in the county?

Take a look at the predictions for Week 3 of the high school football season and vote for the team you think is the best in Cumberland County. → Read More

Rodd Baxley’s Week 2 high school picks: Terry Sanford back, Westover’s game postponed

Seventy-First at Pine Forest and Jack Britt at Terry Sanford are among the marquee high school football games in Week 2. → Read More

Rodd Baxley’s Week 1 high school picks: Cumberland County rivals meet in marquee games

Jack Britt at Pine Forest and E.E. Smith at Seventy-First are among the games on the slate for the opening week of the high school football season. → Read More