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Monday, July 28, 2014

Shelby pulls away from Wayne County on late home run

Lexington Dispatch LEXINGTON -- A somewhat controversial forfeit win against High Point Post 87 kept Shelby Post 82 in the winner's bracket of the North Carolina American Legion state tournament. Brock Melton's bat put it one more win closer to...

National Karate champs return home

Adam Stewart has come a long way for a kid who wanted nothing to do with karate. His father, Jeff, coaxed him into doing karate at age five, and Adam was not a fan. He hated it. Then, he disliked...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Post 11 wins in walk-off fashion

BY MIKE DUPREZThe Dispatch Holt-Moffitt Field doesn't have a roller coaster but Wayne County must have felt like they were on one Saturday.Considering how it turned out, they'll take it.Logan Miller's two-out single brought home pinch runner Ryan Kelly with the...

Local martial artists medal at nationals

aetzler@newsargus.com Adam Stewart has come a long way for a kid who wanted nothing to do with karate.  His father, Jeff, coaxed him into doing karate at age five, and Adam was not a fan. He hated it. Then,...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Smith, Joyner provide offensive spark heading to state tournament

aetzler@newsargus.com Garrett Joyner watches as his teammate Zack Smith launches a ball over the right centerfield fence at Southern Wayne High School. "Bet you can't hit (that car)," Joyner says before Zack's next round of hacks. "Yeah I can," Smith...

Post 11 had simple formula to win title

rcoggins@newsargus.com LEXINGTON -- Have fun. Play hard. Block out the distractions. It's a simple message third-year Wayne County Post 11 head coach Jason Sherrer has given to his team in recent days. Now, the execution of those reminders are in...

Johnson narrowly escapes injury before state tournament

aetzler@newsargus.com It's often said that baseball is a game of inches. An inch here or an inch there can mean the difference in a strikeout or a walk. An inch here or an inch there can mean the difference in...