David Cucchiara, Author at Washington Daily News

My Turn

A legacy lives on: remembering Mike Voss

Sporting my purple button down shirt, tasteless “dad tie” and slacks I likely hadn’t worn since high school graduation, I walked through the glass doors ... Read more

by David Cucchiara, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:41 pm

Southside Seahawks

Stepping Up: Remembering Chocowinity’s hero on the hardwood

I remember Day 1 on the job very well, walking into a gym that hadn’t been updated in what looked like half a century, not ... Read more

by David Cucchiara, Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:13 am

Sports Columns

Stepping Up: Breaking down what’s become the NBA’s regular season problem

Close your eyes and visualize the average physical specimen in each of the four major American sports today — MLB, the NBA, the NHL and ... Read more

by David Cucchiara, Friday, April 14, 2017 10:26 pm


How lucky was I? Looking back on two years of sports coverage

I remember my first day like it was yesterday, walking into the tiny, middle-school-sized gymnasium at Bear Grass Charter School in Williamston, having never covered ... Read more

by David Cucchiara, Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:12 pm

Northside Panthers

Washington silenced in 2nd half in loss to Beddingfield | Other county football scores

Just seven days removed from one of the most significant regular season victories in recent memory, a 53-13 rout of once undefeated Southwest Edgecombe, Washington’s ... Read more

by David Cucchiara, Friday, October 23, 2015 11:46 pm

Northside Panthers

FRIDAY FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Coastal Plains’ top teams square off, Pack seeks fourth-straight win

In October of 2005, under the tutelage of current Washington line coach Dewayne Kellum, Southside was one of the most feared football teams in the ... Read more

by David Cucchiara, Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:25 pm


WALK OF FAME: Football opened doors for Wayne Woolard

In the early 2000s, Wayne “Cutie” Woolard drove to a bank in downtown Washington to cash a check. While waiting for the next available teller, ... Read more

by David Cucchiara, Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:23 pm


WALK OF FAME: Oscar Smith takes rebounding to the next level

A self-proclaimed country boy, Oscar Smith had an upbringing hardly unfamiliar to those who grew up in Beaufort County during the 1950s and ‘60s. Smith, ... Read more

by David Cucchiara, Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:36 am


WEDNESDAY ROUND UP: Terra Ceia soccer earns first ever postseason berth

TERRA CEIA — The Terra Ceia soccer team was awarded the No. 9 seed in the 2015 NCISAA 1-A state playoffs this week, the first ... Read more

by David Cucchiara, Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:35 am


Pack draws closer to clinching third-straight EPC title

From the initial whistle to the final bench-clearing substitution, the Washington soccer team played possession soccer, capitalized on most prime scoring opportunities and took one ... Read more

by David Cucchiara, Tuesday, October 20, 2015 8:56 pm

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