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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Results: 2016 AAU Karate Nationals

Earlier this month, the GOKarate dojo of Sensei Jason Adams competed in the 2016 AAU National Karate Championships in Orlando, Fl. The competition featured teams from across the globe, including Romania, Poland, Egypt, Canada and the Czech Republic. Team GOKarate,...

Gurganus named new EW varsity girls' basketball coach

Michael Gurganus loves basketball -- it's practically in his blood. His father, Marty, just retired from his position as athletics director and varsity girls' basketball coach at Princeton. His younger brother, David, is an assistant men's basketball coach at Averett...

Walker to continue baseball career at Lenoir CC

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Packing up a worn leather glove, scratched up baseball bat and dusty cleats into a backpack -- and -- tossing it into a dark corner of his closet? Hunter Walker couldn't bear the thought. Especially after Spring...

FEATURE: Mastering a timeless, disciplined art

Sensei Jason Adams hails from Muncie, Indiana, an east-central slice of Americana settled in the late 1700's by the Lenape, a tribe of Native Americans fleeing European expansion along the eastern seaboard. It now forms a quaint volume of life,...

DIGEST: Wayne County Junior Amateur; hole-in-one at GMGC

Golf Wayne County Junior Amateur * Blake Bartlett earned medalist honors with a 3-over 39 during the fourth round of the Wayne County Junior Amateur contested at Lane Tree Golf Club. Bartlett has compiled 30 points and holds a seven-point...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

CONFERENCE CAROLINAS: Southern Wesleyan earns full-member status

CENTRAL, S.C. -- Southern Wesleyan University has earned full-member status in the NCAA Division II ranks from the organization's membership committee and management council. The Warriors, who compete in Conference Carolinas, spent two seasons in a "candidacy year" phase...

CIAA FOOTBALL POLL: Winston-Salem St. tabbed league favorite

DURHAM -- Winston-Salem State has been selected to defend its Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football championship, according to a preseason poll released Monday. The Rams defeated Bowie State (Md.) in the 2015 CIAA title game and lost to Assumption...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

EAST-WEST: Mercer plays final prep game of career

GREENSBORO -- Lexi Mercer tallied 12 points in her final prep contest as the East All-Stars dropped a 104-85 decision to the West All-Stars in basketball. Mercer, a senior from Rosewood, shot of 5 of 10 from the floor, tallied...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

KINSTON -- Walnut Creek Country Club's Hiromi Sueki claimed low first net during first flight competition in an N.C. Women's Golf Association Eastern Ladies League tournament contested at Falling Creek. Charlotte Campbell captured low putts in third flight play....

Monday, July 18, 2016

PREP BASEBALL: Four area players earn NCBCA All-State accolades

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newargus.com The postseason recognition continues for four players from three area high schools who have earned spots on the 2016 N.C. Baseball Coaches Association all-state teams for their respective classifications. The four-classification lists were released Friday. Pitt...

EAST-WEST ALL-STAR GAMES: Quartet represents Wayne County

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com GREENSBORO -- Kaitlyn Sullivan and Lexi Mercer will set new precedents for their respective schools when the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games begin Monday. Sullivan and Mercer are the first-ever females selected to play in...

Pate, Howell gain valuable experience in Cape Cod League

By BEN COLEY bcoley@newsargus.com Every summer, a swarm of talented collegiate players flock to Massachusetts in hopes of improving their skills in the highly-regarded Cape Cod Baseball League. Recently, alumni of two Wayne County high school baseball programs have reached...

2K16 WCMA: Rain washes out Friday play; Jones leads Open Division

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com Wayne County Men's Amateur championship golf host Parker King paced the scoring area on Saturday afternoon at Lane Tree Golf Club, his eyes fixed on the horizon above the facility's practice tee. The sky was changing...

Former Goldsboro High QB Murphy honored by AFCA

St. Augustine's Media Relations RALEIGH -- St. Augustine's University quarterback Julius Murphy has been selected to the 2016 All-State American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Football Team. Murphy is one of 165 nominees for the 25th anniversary team who...

2K16 WCMA: Burke rallies, wins record fifth Open Division crown

rcoggins@newsargus.com Jonathan Burke couldn't seem to adjust to the speed of the greens and missed numerous putts inside 10 feet a sunny, sultry Sunday afternoon. The savvy golfer, instead, used the slow and steady approach. Burke grinded out 15 pars...