CHAPEL HILL — The possibility of high school sports returning this spring took another hit Monday when Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order closing all public schools in the state through May 15 as part of measures to protect against the spread of coronavirus.

Though it has only been four games, Mackenzie Collins has put up better numbers this season than at any time in her four-year varsity career.

MOREHEAD CITY — West Carteret has begun the softball season in fine fashion, going 4-0 and outscoring its four opponents 35-10.

OCEAN — Scoring a hat trick in the first game of the season would make for a good start to the year.