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Friday, July 30, 2004

OPINION -- Howell had a true passion for racing

When I first arrived at the News-Argus as a sports writer, I had set myself some goals -- the kind any sports fan would have set if he were handed a dream job. With this occupation comes credentials -- free...

Bassmasters bring big bucks to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE (AP) -- The Super Bowl of bass fishing is expected to bring up to 100,000 fans and more than $20 million to Charlotte this weekend. The Bassmaster Classic is intense competition in boats that can sprint across Lake Wylie...

Sports briefs

Rosewood Little Eagles football Registration for playing Rosewood Little Eagles football will run through Saturday outside the Rosewood Middle School. Registration will take place today from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. for players in ages 9-10 and 11-12....

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Sam Narron called up by Rangers

Former Eastern Wayne and East Carolina pitcher Sam Narron will fulfill a dream and take a key role in a major league baseball game Friday night. Narron, a 15th round pick of the Texas Rangers in 2002, was called...

Aycock juniors fall in first round

SALISBURY -- Aycock's Junior Legion team stranded at least one base runner every inning as Surry County came away with a 6-1 win in the first round of the N.C. Junior American Legion baseball tournament on Tuesday. No information...

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Get yer balance, lads and lassies

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Rory Low of Scotland helps young soccer players develop balance during The Eurotech Soccer camp at the Family Y soccer complex Monday. The camp is sponsored by the City of Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department....

Garner completes Area One sweep

GARNER -- The Area I championship remains in Wake County thanks to the efforts of Garner Post 232 hurler Leif Baker. The right-hander yielded four hits in a complete-game shutout -- a 5-0 decision against Wayne County Post 11...

NL football gets EPC's preseason nod

DEEP RUN -- The North Lenoir football program, which experienced its best season in nearly two decades last fall, found itself in an unfamiliar situation Tuesday afternoon. Conference peers tabbed the Hawks as the team to beat in this...

Local racing columnist Jerry Howell passes away

Jerry Howell, the long-time auto racing columnist for the Goldsboro News-Argus, died Tuesday of cancer at his brother's home in Florida. Howell's Pit Stop column was a regular fixture pages of the News-Argus for many years. Howell wrote in his...

K-Tribe news

Kinston, Frederick washed out FREDERICK, Md. -- Rain washed out Tuesday's contest between Kinston and Frederick, and both teams will make up the game with a doubleheader today. In game one, K-Tribe left-hander Derrick Van Dusen is scheduled to...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

Winners of play of the day was Sue Wilson for low gross, Faye Franklin for low gross, Dot Julian low net and Betty H9olloway low putts. The Eastern League game this week will be hosted by Kinston Country Club...

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Mistakes haunt Wayne County

MOUNT OLIVE -- After a shaky 7-4 loss to Garner on Monday night at Scarborough Field in game one of the Area I Championship Series, the precedent exists for Wayne County to bounce back. Following a loss to Garner...

Airlon Vinson

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Wayne County's Airlon Vinson raps a single in the sixth inning against Garner pitcher Jeff Hatcher during the American Legion Area One championship series at Mount Olive College Monday night....

Legion state tourney information

Attention tournament travelers -- Wayne County will begin play in the N.C. Legion state tournament on Wednesday, August 3 at either 5 or 8 p.m in Shelby. On Tuesday, August 2, a pre-tournament banquet will be held at Cleveland Community...

Narron pulled early, but strong in start

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Former Eastern Wayne and East Carolina University standout Sam Narron picked up a no-decision for the AAA Oklahoma RedHawks in two innings of work on Monday against the Nashville Sounds. Narron, who started the game,...

Monday, July 26, 2004

Wayne County, Garner start Area One tilt

MOUNT OLIVE -- One part has been accomplished, but a few tasks remain unfinished for the Wayne County Post 11 baseball team. Less than a week after claiming its sixth Area I East championship since 1994, Wayne County begins...

New K-Triber shuts out Cannons

KINSTON -- The Kinston Indians rebounded from their first home loss of the season to the Potomac Cannons with a 5-0 shutout win before 1,307 fans at historic Grainger Stadium Sunday evening. The Tribe improved to 17-11 in the second...

Local sports digest

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf In last week's game, Gaye Bryant won low gross and Sue Wilson took low nwt, while Betty Holloway won low putts. Hawg's Breath Bass Club The Hawg's Breath Bass Club started their 2004-2005 season Saturday with...

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Wayne 14's fall in State tourney

KENLY -- Mac Allen said it most accurately when talking about Babe Ruth tournament baseball. "The best teams do not always win the tournament," he said. "You have to get the breaks, the luck, the calls, to win it."...

Friday, July 23, 2004

Good catch

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Wayne County shortstop Jes Snyder comes up with a diving grab of a ground ball during his team's American Legion win over Wilson County Thursday at Mount Olive College....

Wayne County sweepa Wilson for Area One East title

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Wayne County Post 11 pitching staff is following an unorthodox pattern in the postseason. In nine playoff games, the bullpen has notched seven wins compared to two by starting pitchers. Jesse Lancaster has collected the...

Wayne 14's try for BR World Series berth

Wayne County's 14-year old Babe Ruth all-stars will start the state championship tonight with a single goal -- make the World Series. It's a goal common to all summer all-star baseball teams. Usually it is a difficult process in...

Kinston saves last at-bat for comeback

KINSTON --They needed all nine innings, but the Kinston Indians scratched out a pair of runs in their final at-bat and took a hard-earned 3-2 win against Frederick before 1,984 fans at historic Grainger Stadium Thursday night. The Indians, winners...

Mount Olice College sports news

Curles throws well at CPL All-Star Game FLORENCE, S.C. -- Mount Olive College pitcher Weston Curles retired all three batters he faced, including two by strikeout, in his one inning of action at the Coastal Plains League All-Star Game...

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Sports physicals are a back-to-school must

The usual routine for children going back to school is something every parent knows all too well -- buy clothes, get new shoes, buy pens, paper, notebooks, school supplies. For the parents of middle school and high school athletes,...

Physical form information

The following items are on a standard physical form: * Medical history (known illnesses, birth deformities, Conditions currently under treatment, past disabling injuries such as fractures, allergies) * Student's signature certifying facts on form * Parent's signature allowing student to...

Two down, one to go for Post 11

WILSON -- One error turned the tide -- again. A sixth-inning bobble sparked a three-run uprising and ignited yet another late-inning rally for Wayne County Post 11 on Wednesday. And just as it did Tuesday evening at home, visiting...

Aycock juniors easily qualify for tourney

When Aycock decided to start a American Junior Legion program, reaching the state championship tournament wasn't necessarily an underlying goal in its first year. It was designed to give more young players the opportunity to play against good competition....

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Out at home

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Wayne County's Todd MacCoy is tagged out at home by Wilson County's Lee Hawkins early in the opening game of the Area One East Championship series at Scarborough Field Tuesday night....

Game one to Wayne County

Poised Post 11 takes Area One East series' opening game MOUNT OLIVE -- Confidence means a lot in the postseason. Converting that confidence into action -- especially in the late innings -- is what makes a good postseason team...

Frederick named to EA Sports soccer team

Betsy Frederick, a third-generation member of the athletic Frederick family of Goldsboro, has been named to the EA Sports All-American Girls Soccer Team. Betsy, a rising senior at Broughton High School in Raleigh, is also a member of the North...

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Post 11 three wins away from state tourney

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wilson Post 13 remains the final obstacle in Wayne County Post 11's path toward the Area I East Division title and a berth in the state tournament. The teams split their regular-season series with each winning...

Title quest begins

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Wayne County Post 11 players Todd Lovett (10), Jes Snyder (hidden), Jesse Lancaster (2) and Todd MacCoy (14) line up along the baseline before the start of a recent game. Post 11 entertains Wilson Post 13 in...

Monday, July 19, 2004

Post 11 advances

Photo courtesy Jessica Webb/The Daily Reflector Post 39 second baseman Tanner Jones has a late tag on Wayne County's Todd MacCoy during the second game of the American Legion playoff series at North Pitt High School Saturday night....

Wayne County pounds Pitt County, takes series 2-1

MOUNT OLIVE -- Turnabout is fair play. Humbled by an embarrassing 10-run defeat on its home diamond Friday evening, Wayne County Post 11 nearly returned the favor Sunday at Scarborough Field. Philip Pennington scattered seven hits in a five-inning stint...

Davis throws six-plus superb innings to keep Post 11 in title hunt

BETHEL -- Garrett Davis, a first-year Senior American Legion player, looked like a seasoned veteran Saturday evening against Pitt County Post 39. The 15-year-old right-hander threw every pitch with poise and kept Wayne County in the hunt for a trip...

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Post 11 bounces back at Pitt County

BETHEL -- Wayne County's American Legion team bounced back off of an 12-2 loss to Pitt County on Friday with a 9-6 victory over Post 39 on Saturday night at North Pitt High School. The win evened the best-of-three Area...

Pitt County drops Wayne in first game

MOUNT OLIVE -- An impressive, sound beating. That's the only way to describe Pitt County 39's 18-hit output that led to the 10-run mercy rule in eight innings against Wayne County Post 11 on Friday evening. Eight of nine...

Area sports -- Aycock Jr. Legion advances to Eastern playoffs

PIKEVILLE -- Aycock Junior Legion's Aaron Kline delivered a three-run, bases-clearing double in the bottom of the first as Aycock went on to defeat Snow Hill 8-4 on Saturday night at Charles B. Aycock High School. The win boosts Aycock...

Friday, July 16, 2004

Legion playoffs resume tonight

American Legion baseball begins the second round of the playoffs tonight as Wayne County locks up with Pitt County Post 39 in a best-of-three series with a berth in the Area I East finals at stake. Top-seeded Wayne County...

K-Tribe sweeps doubleheader

SALEM, Va. -- Kinston entered Thursday's doubleheader trailing Salem in the Single A Carolina League Southern Division standings. Once the doubleheader had ended, the first-half champion Indians had vaulted into second place, while the Avalanche crumbled into the league cellar....

Keys' Johnson honored

GREENSBORO -- Frederick Keys third baseman Tripper Johnson was voted the Carolina League's Topps Player of the Month for June in a poll of the managers. In 25 June games, the right hand batting Johnson hit .355 (33 for...

Aycock Junior Legion trips up Garner, moves on in tourney

PIKEVILLE -- Brandon Toler collected the game-winning RBI and Brandon Price threw a complete game as Aycock tripped Garner 4-3 in an American Junior Legion Area I inter-conference playoff game Thursday at Charles B. Aycock. Price, a 6-foot-2 right-hander, scattered...

Boys and Girls Club meets Mar Mac for Dixie District crown

The Wayne County Boys and Girls Club rebounded from the losers' bracket to beat Sampson County American 9-4 Thursday and advance to the Dixie Youth Baseball 9-10 year old district championship tournament at Mar Mac Community Ball Park. The...

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Wayne County eliminates New Bern; faces Pitt Post 39 next

MOUNT OLIVE -- An inauspicious beginning nearly forced Brad Reaves to eat part of his baseball uniform Wednesday evening. New Bern Post 24 right-hander Chris Holder threw 11 consecutive balls and put the first three runners he faced on...

Matthew Holloman

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Wayne County's Matthew Holloman tags out New Bern's Todd Seymore at second base during Wednesday third game of the American Legion playoff series at Mount Olive College....

Gator teammates become Lancers

If is fitting that Jes Snyder and Michael Sigmon -- two of the key cogs in Spring Creek's baseball team's rise to the Class 1-A Carolina Conference championship in 2004 -- are the first baseball players in the school's...

Different paths for EW standouts

Both 2003 Eastern Wayne graduates, Todd MacCoy and Mike Oglesby have taken different paths to get to the same location. After competing mostly at the JV level for Mount Olive College's baseball team this year, the left-handed hitting MacCoy...

Hurricanes fairing well in Florida tournament

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- The Wayne County Hurricanes 10, 12, 14, and 16 and under team are in Panama City, Florida playing the Unites States Fastpitch Association World Series. The Canes 10-under team defeated North Alabama Rockets Gold 5-1...

Wayne County Dixie Youth rallies to win

Wayne County's Dixie Youth 11-12 year-old team rallied from a 10-1 deficit to win 13-12 in the bottom of the sixth against Sampson County National at the District tournament at Mar Mac Community Ball Park. Cambric Moye led the...

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Wayne-New Bern Legion series coming down to wire

NEW BERN -- A one-game season. Chris Beck created that scenario with one swing of the aluminum Tuesday evening. The New Bern lead-off batter stroked a 2-0 fastball over the right field fence for a three-run home run and...

Runnning man

Photo courtesy Byron Holland, New Bern Sun Journal New Bern Post 24's Chris Beck runs down Wayne County's Josh Pate in the first inning of Tuesday night's American Legion playoff series. Pate was eventually tagged out....

Snow Hill ends season at Pitt County

GREENVILLE -- First-year Pitt County Post 39 Senior American Legion coach Mike Mullis usually believes in the motto, "celebrate a win until midnight." "I think I'll let them celebrate this one until tomorrow afternoon," he decided following the second...

Williams wins Rose Junior Classic

It wasn't the 67 that he was aiming for, but Blake Williams' 73 on Tuesday was good enough to land him in a sudden death playoff with Corey Summer, who came back from a two-stroke deficit to tie Williams...

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Wayne County takes 1-0 playoff series over New Bern

MOUNT OLIVE -- Some might think Todd MacCoy's job as clean-up hitter is an uneviable task, especially when you're hitting behind Erik Lovett. The job becomes more difficult when Lovett, one of the most respected batters on the American...

Matthew Davis

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Matthew Davis hits a tee shot Monday during the first day of play in the Goldsboro Builders/Clarence Rose Junior Golf Tournament at the Walnut Creek Country Club. Waiting their turn on the tee are Jordan Murphy, left,...

Troubled inning haunts Snow Hill

SNOW HILL -- "One inning killed us." The statement echoed through the Snow Hill Senior American Legion team dugout after Pitt County Post 39 used a huge fourth inning to swipe the momentum of Game One of the Area One...

Tight field for Rose junior golf tourney

The Goldsboro Builders/Clarence Rose Junior Golf Classic heads into its second and final round today at Walnut Creek Country Club. Unlike previous years, almost every age division of this year's event is highly competitive. Blake Williams of Elon leads...

Snow Hill juniors end Wayne County's season

DUDLEY -- Snow Hill's Hunter Chase had three hits and drove in two runs as Post 94 defeated Wayne County 11-8 in the Junior American Legion Area One East elimination game on Monday at Southern Wayne High School. Chase also...

Wayne County 15's drop Wilson

PRINCETON -- In the 15 year old division, Wayne County defeated the Wilson Boy's and Girl's Club 11-4. Wayne County was led by David Rose and Decerlos Jones with 2-for-3 showings. In the nightcap, Wilson County defeated Greene County...

Dixie 11-12s fall out of winner's bracket

Wayne County's 11-12 Dixie Youth team fell 8-3 to Sampson County American in the finals of the winner's bracket at Mar-Mac on Monday. Lamar Best had two hits in two plate appearances for Wayne County. On Sunday, Wayne County...

Hole in one

Dave Contris notched his second career hole in one Sunday at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Contris aced the 137-yard, par-3 12th hole with a 7-iron. Witnessing the feat were Chris Morrissey, Mike Burris and Rolan Stafford....

Monday, July 12, 2004

Aycock Junior Legion dumps Wayne County

DUDLEY — Aycock Junior American Legion baseball team beat Wayne County for the first time in three tries Sunday, topping Wayne 8-1 to advance in the Junior Legion tournament. Aycock took control of the game in the fifth inning...

Snow Hill juniors move ahead

SNOW HILL — Snow Hill’s Drew Sowers threw a complete-game one-hitter as the junior Legion team beat Rocky Mount 3-1. Sowers struck out five in the win Snow Hill (13-9) got two hits each from Hunter Chase, Spencer Albritton,...

Snow Hill Seniors open series at home

SNOW HILL — The American Legion senior playoff series between Snow Hill and Post County Post 39 will open tonight at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex. Pitt County is the higher seed but could not secure a field...

Dixie 11-12s win in tournament

The Wayne County Dixie Youth all-stars beat Dunn 2-1 in the opening round of the district tournament at Mar Mac Community Ball park Saturday. Michael Johnson scored the winning run bottom of sixth inning on a double by Hunter...

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Senior Legion -- Wayne County gets much-needed rest

MOUNT OLIVE -- A four-day break has come at the right time for Wayne County Post 11. After playing three games in a four-day stretch, including a dramatic ninth-inning rally against New Bern Post 24, coach Brad Reaves' team gets...

Senior Legion -- Snow Hill clinches third in South

SNOW HILL -- Snow Hill Post 94 put the finishing touches on its week-long playoff run with an 8-5 victory against Kinston Post 43 on the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex diamond Friday evening. Snow Hill (10-10) started its postseason...

Junior Legion -- Aycock, Wayne Co. advance in tournament

PIKEVILLE -- Joseph Toler and Bradley Taylor each belted a home run as Aycock handed Snow Hill a 7-5 loss in an Area I East American Legion Junior tournament contest Saturday evening. Aycock (15-4) travels to Wayne County tonight with...

Annual Junior Golf tournament starts Monday

The 6th annual Goldsboro Builders/Clarence Rose Junior Golf Classic will tee off Monday morning at 8 o'clock at Walnut Creek Country Club. This year's field consists of approximately 110 players from the Carolinas, with many Wayne County schools being well...

Wayne County All-Stars fall in Dixie Youth

Wayne County falls DUNN -- Wayne County scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning, but couldn't keep the momentum going in a 9-5 loss against Clinton in the AAU Dixie Youth 8-10-year-old Tournament at Tyler Park on...

K-Tribe hooks Blue Rocks; falls to Warthogs

KINSTON -- Winston-Salem doubled up Kinston 4-2 in the first game of their three-game set Saturday evening at historic Grainger Stadium. Additional details on the game were not available at press time. Kinston hooks Blue Rocks Kinston Indians were 0-28...

Friday, July 9, 2004

Post 11 comes back to beat New Bern

MOUNT OLIVE -- Jes Snyder waited. And waited. And waited. Finally, in his fourth at-bat against New Bern right-hander Lemmie Barwick, the Wayne County Post 11 shortstop guessed the right pitch -- an outside fast ball. The right-handed Snyder easily...

Out at third

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Wayne County's Jesse Lancaster puts the tag on New Bern's Chris Beck trying to steal after Wayne County catcher Mike Oglesby made the throw during Thursday's game at Mount Olive College....

Snow Hill wallops Kinston, clinches playoff spot

KINSTON -- Snow Hill and Kinston's American Legion teams had identical 3-5 Area I East South Division records, and nearly identical overall marks heading into Thursday's first head-to-head match-up at Kinston High School. Despite the similarities, there seemed to be...

Spring Creek 11th in final state Wachovia Cup standings

Courtesy ncihigh.com Spring Creek High School finished 11th overall in the Class 1-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association's final standings in the state Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2003-2004 school year. The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia Bank,...

Snow Hill Juniors end season with win

WASHINGTON -- Snow Hill's Junior American Legion team ended the regular season Thursday night with a 10-6 win over Tri-County. Hunter Chase was a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBI, a triple and a double. Tyler Chase was 2-for-5 and...

Boys Club, Mount Olive alive at Dixie district tourney

DUNN -- The Wayne County Boys and Girls Club beat Sampson County American 13-0 on Thursday to advance in the Dixie Youth Baseball AAA (9-10-year old) district tournament in Dunn. The Boys and Girls club hads six hits, with...

Thursday, July 8, 2004

Area roundup

Wayne Junior Legion sweeps Rocky Mount DUDLEY -- Wayne County's Junior American Legion team closed divisional play with a doubleheader sweep of Rocky Mount Wednesday, winning 4-1 in the first game and taking the second of the twinbill 5-4...

Narron named PCL's pitcher of the week

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Former Eastern Wayne and East Carolina University standout Sam Narron was named the AAA Pacific Coast League pitcher of the week for the week of June 28-July 5. Narron pitched the first complete game shutout of...

Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Raymond Felton

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit University of North Carolina point guard Raymond Felton speaks to the campers at the Randy Tilley Baskeball Camp Monday. Felton works several summer camps each year. For more information see Felton is living his dream....

Post 11 clinches South Division championship

KINSTON -- Ten straight wins and an Area One East South Division championship. The win streak of Wayne County's American Legion team has included regular season sweeps of both Pitt County squads, Snow Hill -- and now Kinston following...

Felton is living his dream

He's not cocky. He's just sure of himself. Raymond Felton is an easy going, easy-to-meet young man with immense basketball ability. And he is happy as can be living out his basketball dreams at the University of North Carolina. Felton,...

Snow Hill keeps playoff hopes alive by topping New Bern

NEW BERN -- Snow Hill Post 94's dim playoff hopes glowed a little brighter after its 10-inning, 4-3 triumph against New Bern Post 24 on Tuesday evening. The victory proved critical for several reasons. * Should Snow Hill sweep...

Pollok top reliever in June

WINSTON-SALEM -- Dwayne Pollok of the Winston-Salem Warthogs is the Carolina League winner of the Rolaids Relief Man competition for June, compiling 20 points on 6 saves and a 1-0 record. Pollok is a Chicago White Sox farmhand. Pollok...

Seuss, Boyer, Lerew, Lowery honored

PHILADELPHIA -- The Sports Network has tabbed Salem outfielder Adam Seuss and a trio of pitchers -- Myrtle Beach's Blaine Boyer and Anthony Lerew and Wilmington's Devon Lowery -- as the Carolina League batter and pitchers of the week...

Tracy gets fifth save for Warthogs

WINSTON-SALEM -- Sean Tracey earned his fifth win of the season, scattering four hits in a five-inning stint as Winston-Salem defeated first-half South Division champion Kinston 10-9 in a Single A Carolina League contest Tuesday. Tracey yielded two earned runs....

Dixie Youth AAA Tournament begins

DUNN -- Wayne County opened play in the Dixie Youth AAA (8-10) baseball tournament with a 15-5 win over Mar Mac in five innings. Russell Turner was the winning pitcher, while Brenton Billups took the loss for Mar Mac....

Aycock romps over Snow Hill juniors

PIKEVILLE -- Bennett Jeffreys' opening-inning grand slam set the tone for the evening as Aycock's Junior American Legion team dusted off Snow Hill 13-6 Tuesday night at the Charles B. Aycock High School diamond. Jeffreys came to bat after...

Tuesday, July 6, 2004

Wayne County one win from division crown

SNOW HILL -- Wayne County's American Legion baseball team did what it usually does against Snow Hill -- wore their opponent out with steady defense, superb pitching and enough hitting to take control of a game. Post 11 did...

Felton holds court

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit University of North Carolina player Raymond Felton speaks to the campers at the Randy Tilley Basketball Camp Monday at Wayne Country Day School. Felton talked with the campers and then signed autographs and posed for pictures whlie...

Junior Legion baseball -- Wayne tops Aycock in county battle

PIKEVILLE -- Facing a 3-2 count in the top of the sixth, Wayne County Junior American Legion player Joseph Davis drilled a two-out double to right center field to break a 5-5 tie as Post 11 went on to top...

Babe Ruth baseball -- Wilson County wins three district titles

SNOW HILL -- The Wilson County Youth Athletic Association sent three teams to Greene County for the Babe Ruth Eastern North Carolina District Four Baseball Tournament and came away with three championships. *In the 12-year old division, Wilson County defeated...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf

Lane Tree Ladies Golf For the week ending July 4, Beverly Sassano won low net, while Betty Jean Gurly claimed game of the week honors. Gwen Kelly took low putts. Tournament play will resume the week of August 2....

Monday, July 5, 2004

No rain on the plain stops the comeback of Wayne

GREENVILLE -- Lightning, accompanied by several claps of thunder, flashed brightly in the distance Saturday evening near venerable Guy Smith Stadium. Everyone looked toward the sky and probably silently wondered if another Americn Legion Area I East contest, this...

Taylor pushes Snow Hill to victory

WILSON -- Blake Taylor hit a pair of doubles and picked up the win on the mound in a strong relief effort as Snow Hill Post 94 picked up a 9-5 American Legion baseball win over Wilson Sunday afternoon. Taylor,...

Wayne County 14-and-under softball wins district crown

KINSTON -- Julia Lancaster, weary from throwing an extra-inning game as the clock slowly clicked toward the midnight hour, found enough strength to throw another complete game well into Friday morning. The Charles B. Aycock standout notched nine strikeouts...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

Play-of-the-day winner went to Sue Wilson, while Faye Franklin took low gross. Low net went to Charlotte Campbell and Low putts was won by Gaye Bryant. The N.C. State Playday Handicap Tournament was won by Sue Wilson. July pairings...

Babe Ruth 13s

Pirates 15, Wilson Fike 5 -- Patrick Myers emerged the winning pitcher. Adam Brannan paced the Pirates' offense with a double and three RBI. Nick Barefoot contributed a base hit and an RBI. Travis Thomas and Dylan Jones each...

Local trio helps AAU team

CONCORD -- A trio of Wayne County players -- Thomas Pilkington, Bradley Taylor and Joseph Toler -- helped the Pitt County Pirates' AAU 15-Under team finish fourth overall in state-tournament play held last weekend. Pilkington emerged the winning pitcher...

MOC women's soccer signs five out-of-state players

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College head women's soccer coach Chris Shaw has signed five more recruits to National Letters-of-Intent, bringing this year's total of signees to 10. All five recruits are from out-of-state -- two from Florida, two...

Sunday, July 4, 2004

Area golf course seeks new life in old links

The story of Sleepy Creek Golf Course may well parallel the parable of the Little Engine That Could. This oft-forgotten layout, tucked into the Sleepy Creek Community in southeastern Wayne County, has a lot of history hidden in its...

Sleepy Creek -- by the numbers

Located -- 122 Sleepy Creek Drive. The course is within the village of Sleepy Creek, which is on Sleepy Creek Road. Access Sleepy Creek Road either from U.S. Highway 117, turning left in Dudley, or following Arrington Bridge Road...

Legion baseball notes

Post 11 comes from behind to top Pitt County Post 39 GREENVILLE -- Wayne County has won a lot of games this season. On Saturday, Post 11 found a new way to win -- by coming from behind. Down 6-1...

Craig Hurba

Courtesy MOC Sports Information For Craig Hurba, waiting through the Major League Baseball Draft was the stressful part. Once he got the phone call he was waiting for, the fun part began. Hurba, a two-time all-region and all-conference catcher at...

Area minorleaguers faring well in the minors

Oklahoma Redhawks starting pitcher and Eastern Wayne graduate Sam Narron gave his most dominating performance of the season to improve his record to 4-0 as the AAA RedHawks beat Omaha 3-0 Monday. Narron, a standout at East Carolina University, threw...

Cunningham signs with Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE -- A recruiting coup? Maybe. A few college scouts looked at Philip Cunningham this past spring, but disappeared without a trace once the signing period began. Cunningham received attention from some in-state colleges, but none appeared too...

Snow Hill struggle with Pitt County 160 in afternoon heat

SNOW HILL -- With scorching Saturday afternoon temperatures and humidity to go with the unusual 1 p.m. start time, Snow Hill Senior American Legion coach James "Rabbit" Fulghum offered no excuses after his team's disappointing 2-0 loss at home...

Thursday, July 1, 2004

American Legion baseball -- Post 11 survives Kinston

MOUNT OLIVE -- Four timely hits keyed a seventh-inning rally as Wayne County Post 11 survived upset-minded Kinston Post 43 in a key Area I East/South Division contest Wednesday evening. Post 11 survived its worst defensive performance of the season...

Garrett Sutton

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Wayne County's Garrett Sutton lays down a successful bunt during his team's game against Kinston in American Legion baseball play at Mount Olive College on Wednesday night. The bunt helped load the bases and Wayne scored three...

Babe Ruth baseball -- Wayne County 10s top Wilson

The Eastern North Carolina Babe Ruth District Four Baseball Tournament continued in the rain on Wednesday night at Maury and at Greene Central High School. In the nightcap of the 10-under division game played at Maury, Wayne County held of...

Babe Ruth softball -- Wayne County 12s drop Greene Co.

KINSTON -- Wayne County's Amber Baker and Autumn Pittman had two hits each as the 12-under Wayne County Babe Ruth softball All-Star team defeated Greene County 10-0 at the District Eight Tournament in Kinston on Wednesday. Ashley Singleton, who...

JR Legion baseball -- Wayne Co. stays hot

DUDLEY -- Wayne County's Tyler Ham had three hits and an RBI to lead Post 11 to an 11-3 win at Southern Wayne HS over Snow Hill on Wednesday. The win improved Wayne County to 10-2 overall and 5-1...

SR Legion basebal -- Snow Hill rained out again

SNOW HILL -- Snow Hill's Post 94 Senior American Legion game at home on Wednesday with Pitt County Post 160 was canceled due to rain. The Area One East/South Division game was called after a 45-minute delay. Post 94...

UNC's Felton at Tilley camp Monday

University of North Carolina basketball player Raymond Felton will be at the Randy Tilley Basketball Camp on Monday to give a talk and work with the campers. The camp is being held at Wayne Country Day School's gym with...