High School Roundup | Walker earns honor at Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas


Former Northeastern standout J. R. Walker (with ball) competed in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas game Saturday.


From staff reports

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Former Northeastern High School defensive back William “J.R.” Walker was named one of Team North Carolina’s most valuable players of the 82nd Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas football game Saturday at Wofford College.

The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas pits some of the top senior football players from North Carolina and South Carolina.

Walker, who completed his senior season at Clayton High School, played three seasons at Northeastern before transferring to Clayton before the 2018 season.

Walker committed to continue his football career at Virginia Tech in October.

The game ended in a 10-10 tie.


RALEIGH — Athletes from Currituck, Northeastern and First Flight were named finalists for the HighSchoolOT.com Honors in fall sports Monday.

Currituck’s Kamryn Johnson (volleyball) and Bailee Twiford (girls golf), Northeastern’s Traveon Freshwater (football) and First Flight’s Katherine Schuster (girls golf) were nominated in categories by their respective sport.

Freshwater is a defensive player of the year finalist, Twiford and Schuster are girls golfer of the year finalists and Johnson is a volleyball player of the year finalist.

Voting will be held from April 29 – May 19, 2019.

Finalist are invited to attend the awards ceremony June 15 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh.

WRAL-TV’s HighSchoolOT.com, which is based in Raleigh, covers high school sports in eastern North Carolina.


WRVS-FM 89.9 announced Dec. 11 the second annual Robert L. Vaughan Border Clash High School Basketball Invitational will be held Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 on the campus of Elizabeth City State University.

This event features varsity boys basketball teams from North Carolina and Virginia competing in six games at the R.L. Vaughan Center.

“This is a one-of-a-kind event that will showcase teams from North Carolina and Virginia,” said Clay Mercer, production director at WRVS-FM, 89.9. “Basketball fans in northeast North Carolina and Hampton Roads will join together for a full day of high school basketball and to support student-athletes in the area.”

“Border Clash,” the official moniker for the invitational named after legendary ECSU coach and athletic director, Robert L. “Bobby” Vaughan, is an exclusive event in northeast North Carolina and will bring together reputable border state high school athletic programs, their fan base, and communities at-large.

Proceeds from the Robert L. Vaughan Border Clash High School Basketball Invitational will support local North Carolina high school athletics, as well as student training, programming, and general operations at WRVS-FM, 89.9.

Admission is $10 for the general public and children age 5 and under are free.

Game lineup: 12 p.m. Greenbrier Christian Academy vs. Perquimans County, 1:30 p.m. Great Bridge (Va.) vs. Camden County, 3 p.m. Woodrow Wilson (Va.) vs. Currituck County, 4:30 p.m. Churchland (Va.) vs. Pasquotank County, 6 p.m. Deep Creek (Va.) vs. Washington County and 7:30 p.m. Bishop Sullivan Catholic (Va.) vs. Northeastern.