Stories by Tom Hoggard | Outer Banks Voice

Dec. 13-14: High School hoops showcase comes to First Flight starts tonight

Good Guys Vs. Cancer is brainchild of Chad Williams This coming weekend, high school and college basketball fans will be turning out to see some great young talent taking the…

Dec 11


Currituck High football flourishes under Bossi

 I must admit to being somewhat skeptical of Currituck High School’s early season football success. Even with a 5-2 record as of mid-October, I wasn’t convinced that the Knights were…

Nov 21


Where are they now? First Flight swimming star Cecilia Cortez

When I caught up with former First Flight High and current Johns Hopkins University swimmer Cecilia Cortez, one question on my mind was about how one becomes a competitive swimmer.

Nov 11


WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Former Manteo baseball star Michael Allen

If you’ve ever wondered what life is like for a college baseball player — well, it isn’t all spring weather and manicured fields. It also means a lot of time…

Oct 10


Manteo Coach Sport Sawyer reviews the Redskins

  On the eve of the Friday, Oct. 4 Marlin Bowl between Manteo and First Flight high schools, Tom Hoggard interviewed the coaches of the two varsity football squads about…

Oct 3


First Flight coach Jim Prince talks Nighthawks

On the eve of the Friday, Oct. 4 Marlin Bowl between Manteo and First Flight high schools, Tom Hoggard interviewed the coaches of the two varsity football squads about their…

Oct 3


WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Former First Flight QB Braxton Hughes

What an interesting young man. That’s what I thought after hanging up the phone following a recent interview with Braxton Hughes. The former standout First Flight athlete is now a…

Sep 21


Can Prince’s passion inspire a young First Flight team?

It was a sweltering August afternoon and the First Flight Athletic Complex was abuzz. Storm clouds gathered above as First Flight High football coach Jim Prince gathered his players in…

Aug 20


Manteo High football squad to rely on “physicality”

In spending some time chatting with Manteo High School head football coach Sport Sawyer over the last week, I realized we had quite a few things in common. First and…

Aug 10