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Friday, June 30, 2006

Sweet Sweep Ñ Post 11 clinches playoff berth

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11 hurlers David Combs and Brandon Price realized the sequence of events surrounding Thursday's doubleheader against New Bern Post 24. A split couldn't hurt, but two losses could certainly damage Wayne County's playoff chances....

Kinston damages Snow Hill's playoff aspirations

SNOW HILL -- Brandon Rouse and David Currington combined for five hits in Kinston's 6-4 victory over Snow Hill Post 94 on the Area I East Division scene Thursday evening. Rouse doubled and drove in two runs in a 2-for-5...

Mudcats move into first place

ZEBULON -- Carolina scored four runs in the home half of the eighth to move into a first-place tie in the North with a 4-2 victory over Tennessee at Five County Stadium on Thursday night. Lee Mitchell delivered a two-run...

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Post 11 falls on the road

NASHVILLE -- Brian Allen smacked a game-shifting three-run home run and Nash County -- again -- claimed another come-from-behind victory over Wayne County Post 11 on Wednesday evening. Allen's three-run bomb, the fifth homer yielded by Post 11's pitching staff...

Local digest

Post 94 drops twinbill WINTERVILLE -- Snow Hill's Michael Eubanks smacked two home runs and drove in all three Post 94 runs in game one of a doubleheader, but Pitt County Post 160 emerged with a two-game sweep in Area...

MOC's Staatz signs minor league deal

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Justin Staatz, a two-time All-Conference and All-Region pitcher for Mount Olive, has signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins, it was announced Wednesday. Staatz has been assigned to Fort Myers in the Gulf Coast...

MOC golfer takes match play event

BURVIK, Sweeden -- Mount Olive College golfer Mick Moberg won the final of the Skandia Tour Match Play Tournament in Burvik, Sweden, to claim the 2006 Swedish Junior National Championship. The win makes Moberg the No. 1 ranked player on...

Suns top Mudcats

ZEBULON -- A five-run fifth inning propelled the Jacksonville Suns past the Carolina Mudcats 7-2 at Five County Stadium on Wednesday night. Adam Bostick (5-5) allowed five unearned runs in the eight-batter frame, which was fueled by a fielding error...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Legion baseball - Wayne County rained out ... again

MOUNT OLIVE -- Another rainout. Early-morning downpours forced the postponement of Tuesday's key Area I East division contest between archrivals Wayne County and Snow Hill on the Scarborough Field diamond. Post 11 carries a three-game win streak to Nash County...

Wimbush inducted into WSSU Hall of Fame

Michael Winbush never dreamed he'd be a hall of famer. A football and baseball standout at Goldsboro High, Winbush was a star quarterback at Winston-Salem State in the early '80s while also playing minor league baseball in the Texas Rangers...

MOC women's volleyball schedule released

Tournaments in Tennessee and West Virginia, along with a string of home matches from mid-September through mid-October highlight the 2006 women's volleyball schedule for defending regular season Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference champion and two-time NCAA Tournament participant Mount Olive College. The...

Lofgren helps Carolina League take All-Star win

SALEM, Va. -- Kinston's Chuck Lofgren worked his way out of a jam in the first inning and K-Tribe outfielder Brian Barton went 1-for-4 with a double as the Carolina League doubled up the California League 6-3 in Tuesday night's...

Mudcats claim third consecutive victory

ZEBULON -- Frank Moore homered and drove in three runs, while the Southern League's top team committed five errors as Carolina bombed Jacksonville 10-1 at Five County Stadium on Tuesday night. Moore snapped an 0-for-16 second half slump with a...

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

NHRA pioneer Durham dies

Malcolm Durham, one of drag racing's first black superstar drivers, died June 22 after a bout with cancer. He was 66. Durham, a Goldsboro native, was recently bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award at the NHRA's Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling...

Garcia fans 11 for Mudcats

ZEBULON -- Jose Garcia fanned 11 Jacksonville hitters in six innings as Carolina defeated the first-half champs from the Southern Division 3-2 at Five County Stadium on Monday night. Garcia (2-1), making just his fourth Double-A start, allowed just a...

LaToya Greene named MOC's Assistant Athletics Director

LaToya Greene has been named as Assistant Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator at Mount Olive, it was announced Monday by Director of Athletics Jeff Eisen. Greene's duties will include overseeing compliance as well as implementing the NCAA Champs/Life Skills Program for...

Local digest

WILSON -- For the second time in as many days, Snow Hill Post 94's contest at Wilson was rained out. No make-up date has been announced as the regular season concludes at the end of the week. Snow Hill has...

Monday, June 26, 2006

Post 11 sweeps Ahoskie

AHOSKIE -- Wayne County Post 11 took advantage of a depleted Ahoskie Post 24 pitching staff and rolled to a 19-2 win in the opener of their doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Hertford County High School. The second game was much...

Local digest

Snow Hill tops Nash ROCKY MOUNT -- Snow Hill's Tommy Cobb and Spencer Albritton had two hits and one RBI each in Post 94's 9-7 conquest of Nash County on Sunday afternoon. The game was called in the top of...

K-Tribe falls to Salem

KINSTON -- Rain put a damper on the K-Tribe's comeback bid as Salem beat the Indians 4-2 in a game called after five innings because of rain. The shortened game is considered a complete one so Kinston falls to 3-3...

Mudcats blank Suns

ZEBULON -- Lee Mitchell's solo home run in the last of the fifth broke a 0-0 game just ahead of a game-ending rain storm as Carolina defeated Jacksonville 2-0 at Five County Stadium after 51/2 innings on Sunday afternoon. Mitchell,...

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Area I East - Wayne County nips Edenton 5-4

MOUNT OLIVE -- Trailing 4-3 against Edenton, Wayne County rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to claim a 5-4 win over Post 40 at Scarborough Field on Saturday night in Area I East play. The victory...

Wayne Co. 10-U wins District title

Taylor Parker delivered two hits and Wayne County emerged victorious 5-3 against Greene County in the Babe Ruth 10U All-Star tournament championship game contested on the Grantham School diamond. Wayne County clinched a berth in the state tournament, which begins...

Friday, June 23, 2006

Narron named All-Star assistant coach

If the season ended today, Jerry Narron and the Cincinnati Reds would claim the National League wild card just one season removed from finishing 16 games under .500. That's better than simply improving or being respectable. That's contending for the...

CVAC men's, women's soccer tournament coming to MOC

Mount Olive will play host to the semifinal and championship rounds of the 2006 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Men's and Women's Soccer Tournaments, it was announced by Director of Athletics Jeff Eisen. The women's soccer semifinals and final take place Oct....

Choy Foo, K-Tribe humble Hillcats

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Rodney Choy Foo continued his hot hitting Thursday night as Kinston defeated Lynchburg 8-3 to take its first series of the second half of the season. Choy Foo went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, double and...

Bailey triumphs in Lookout debut

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Homer Bailey pitched six scoreless innings, capping his Double-A debut with a 98 mph fastball on his 98th and last pitch of his outing to lead Chattanooga past Carolina 7-0 at Bell South Park on Thursday night....

Bulls suffer shutout loss north of the border

OTTAWA, Canada -- Durham started an eight-game road trip on Thursday with a second straight shutout loss, 1-0 to Ottawa. The Bulls collected only four hits in being shut out for the 11th time in 73 games, and fourth in...

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Can Lowe's Pack match Canes?

Don't look for Cane-a-mania (or whatever you want to call it) to die down anytime soon. And rightfully so. Claiming this state's first major sports title is a huge accomplishment. The Charlotte Hornets may have caused the first buzz, and...

Choy Foo, Brown lead K-Tribe

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Jordan Brown had five RBIs and Rodney Choy Foo had five hits as the K-Tribe racked up a season-high 18 hits Wednesday night in a 12-4 thrashing of Lynchburg. A day after being held scoreless in a...

Mudcats fall to Lookouts again

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Joey Votto drilled a three-run homer in the first to lead Eddy Valdez to his first win in four attempts against Carolina as the first-half champion Lookouts defeated the Mudcats 4-2 at Bell South Park on Wednesday...

Sports digest

SNOW HILL -- Snow Hill Post 94's home contest against Edenton on Wednesday was rained out and postponed until June 30. Snow Hill (6-8 overall) will take a 4-8 mark in Area I East play into Friday's contest at Rocky...

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Forbis, Davis emerge Wayne County Junior Amateur champions

DUDLEY -- Kelli Forbis and Matthew Davis emerged victorious in the Wayne County Junior Amateur golf tournament contested Tuesday at Southern Wayne Country Club. Forbis, a rising senior at Charles B. Aycock, carded an 18-hole round of 79 to claim...

Nash County edges Post 11 in Area I East play

MOUNT OLIVE -- Keeping a lead and making adjustments at the plate. Those are the next two tasks Wayne County Post 11's youth-laden baseball team must address once it returns to Area I East Division play later this week. Wayne...

Snow Hill beats up Beaufort in 7 innings

SNOW HILL -- Drew Sowers tossed a complete-game four-hitter as Snow Hill Post 94 prevailed 12-2 over Beaufort Post 15 in Area I East Division play Tuesday evening. Sowers surrendered two earned runs, walked two and struck out five on...

Pearce's walk-off home run gives Hillcats win over K-Tribe

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- A Steven Pearce walk-off home run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning propelled Lynchburg to a 2-0 win Tuesday night in the hills of Virginia. Kinston managed just five hits while striking out...

Chattanooga defeats Carolina

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Aaron Herr's two-run homer in the first inning held up as first-half champion Chattanooga blanked Carolina 3-0 at Bell South Park on Tuesday night. Herr connected for the second time this season against Mudcats starter Paul Mildren...

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Post 11 splits with defending champs

MOUNT OLIVE -- On paper, Wayne County's home doubleheader on Monday against Pitt County Post 39 appeared to be nothing short of a mismatch. After all, Pitt County is the defending state champion with three MLB draftees and a current...

Mudcats

DURHAM -- Durham's Luis Rivas singled in the bottom of the eighth inning to drive in two runs and beat the Charlotte Knights 4-2 Monday. Charlotte's Angel Gonzalez had tied the game at 2-2 with a solo homer in the...

Local digest

SNOW HILL -- Michael Speedy had two hits in Snow Hill's 9-0 loss at home to Wilson County in Junior Legion play on Monday. Post 94 (2-7 overall) slipped to 2-3 in division play heading into today's contest at Wayne...

Monday, June 19, 2006

Area I East: Wayne County snaps three-game skid

SNOW HILL -- There's nothing like snapping a losing streak and beating your archrival -- all in the same night. Mired in its second three-game slump of the season, Wayne County Post 11 ended the skid with a 9-7 conquest...

K-Tribe closes first-half play with loss

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The K-Tribe ended the first half of the season with a 4-2 loss to Myrtle Beach on Sunday afternoon at Coastal Federal Field. The Indians ended the first half of the season with a franchise best...

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Post 11 drops two on road

GREENVILLE -- Wayne County Post 11 was held hitless after the fourth inning as Greenville Post 160 took care of the visitors 13-4 on Saturday night. Post 11, which fell to 4-7 overall and 2-6 in Area One East play,...

K-Tribe sets record

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Ñ The Kinston Indians (47-22) set a franchise record for wins in a half of a season, notching No. 47 with a 9-4 victory Saturday night at Myrtle Beach. Kinston overcame a 3-1 deficit, scoring eight runs...

Mudcats rally past Barons

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Ñ One out away from a disheartening loss, Carolina scored three times with two outs in the ninth inning to beat the Birmingham Barons 5-3 on Friday night at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Five-year Baron Jonathan Aceves battled former...

Mount Olive ranked among year-end NCAA Division II baseball national stats leaders

MOC Sports Information Mount Olive is nationally ranked in 12 different team statistical categories and six players are ranked among the individual leaders in the year-end 2006 NCAA Division II baseball statistics report. Josh Carter, David Cooper, Stephen Nordan and...

Aycock, Rosewood finish second in Wachovia standings

Charles B. Aycock and Rosewood each finished second overall in Wachovia Conference Cup competition for the 2005-06 academic year. The Golden Falcons shared Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference regular-season championships in softball and varsity baseball, but got nipped by newcomer...

Familiar menhaden vessel scheduled for sinking

The Coastal Mariner, a menhaden ship operating out of Beaufort for many years, is scheduled to be sunk today to become part of the Frying Pan Tower Artificial Reef (AR 400). The reef is located at the end of Frying...

Post 11 juniors rally past Aycock

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Wayne County Post 11 Junior American Legion team rallied to score six runs in the fifth and sixth innings to knock off cross-county rival Aycock 4-2 on Friday night. Aycock scored a pair runs in the...

Friday, June 16, 2006

Unlucky 13: Wilson beats Post 11 for fourth straight time

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wilson Post 13 certainly has Wayne County Post 11's number these days. Post 13 tallied at least one run in seven of nine innings and handed Wayne County a 14-8 loss at Scarborough Field on Thursday evening....

Teamwork: Pirates' Holtz, get new perspective from 21,000 feet

As Skip Holtz watched from the back window as a F-16 fighter jet was being refueled 21,000 feet above the Atlantic coast, he beamed like a child on Christmas morning. "Wow," the East Carolina football coach said. "Isn't that something?"...

New Bern rallies late, upends Snow Hill

SNOW HILL -- Tyler Gohn emerged the winning pitcher in relief as New Bern seized a come-from-behind, 8-5 victory over Snow Hill Post 94 on the Area I East Division scene Thursday evening. Post 94 claimed a 4-3 lead on...

K-Tribe pounds Hillcats

KINSTON -- The K-Tribe used two big innings to down the Hillcats 9-1 on Thursday night at historic Grainger Stadium. The Tribe scored three in the fourth inning and six in the seventh en route to the victory, splitting the...

Carolina outlasts Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Brett Carroll's check-swing single started a two-run rally in the ninth, then his diving catch preserved the Carolina in the bottom of the inning as the Mudcats defeated Birmingham 5-3 at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium on Thursday night....

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Methodist signs Spring Creek's Pride

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Tomeka Pride, as an eighth-grader, fell into a group of friends who played volleyball in middle school. She never thought about basketball. "I was more of a volleyball girl," laughed Pride, who just graduated from Spring Creek....

Post 11 rained out ... again

MOUNT OLIVE -- Rain from Tropical Storm Alberto soaked eastern North Carolina on Wednesday and forced the postponement of Wayne County Post 11's home contest against Wilson Post 13. The teams will play at 7 p.m. today. Wayne County hasn't...

Junior Amateur rained out

MOUNT OLIVE -- Overnight rain from Tropical Storm Alberto has forced the postponement of the Wayne County Junior Amateur golf tournament scheduled for today at Southern Wayne Country Club. The tournament has been moved to next Tuesday. The tee times...

Minor leagues

Hillcats take two from Tribe KINSTON -- It was a doubleheader sweep Wednesday night at Grainger Stadium as Lynchburg beat Kinston 7-4 and 5-0. Kinston took a 4-2 lead into the final frame of Game 1 of the twinbill, but...

Dixie Youth

WCDS 17, Boys Club Mustangs 7 -- Cody Neal pitched over four innings and Aaron Debusk finished the game as WCDS (16-0) claimed the season-ending tournament at MarMac. Dare Uzzell, Alan Lapean, Cody Jackson, Aaron Debusk, Hil Tanner and Jayme...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

New coaches at Spring Creek High School

SEVEN SPRINGS -- When Spring Creek's baseball coach Roger May and softball coach Sonny Kilpatrick both stepped down from those roles near the end of the school year, athletics director Roy Whitfield didn't panic. Sure, he hated to lose two...

Post 11 rained out again

For the second straight night, a Wayne County Senior American Legion contest was postponed due to rain. Post 11 was slated to face Garner at 7 p.m. at home on Tuesday, but a late afternoon storm made Scarborough Field unplayable....

Minor league baseball

K-Tribe notches another victory KINSTON -- A night of comebacks was won in the end by the K-Tribe on a bases-loaded infield single by Stephen Head for a 3-2 Kinston triumph. Lynchburg reliever Yoann Torrealba (4-4) picked up the loss,...

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Eastern Wayne High School Spring Sports Awards

Eastern Wayne recently recognized its Spring Athletic Awards in seven varsity sports and four junior varsity sports. Varsity baseball -- Most Improved -- Chad Sutton; Defensive Award -- John Wooten; Hustle Award and Male Athlete of the Year -- Joey...

Local digest

DUDLEY -- Wayne County's Junior Legion team improved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in division play with a 12-0 win over Wilson County at home on Saturday. Garrett Barfield had three hits for Wayne County, while Tyler Edwards, Chad Gurley...

Monday, June 12, 2006

Carolina League: K-Tribe clinches first-half Southern Division title

KINSTON -- The Kinston Indians clinched the Carolina League Southern Division first half title with a 7-2 win over Myrtle Beach on Sunday afternoon at Grainger Stadium. The K-Tribe clinches with seven more games to play in the first half...

Southern League: Mudcats dealt late-inning loss at home

ZEBULON -- Matt Maniscalco's single in the ninth inning snapped a 3-3 tie to send Montgomery by Carolina 4-3 at Five County Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Biscuits (33-31) salvaged their second win in the series on the fifth and...

Aycock Junior Legion falls to Wilson Post 13

WILSON -- Josh Martin banged out two hits, including a sixth-inning RBI single, in Aycock's 6-3 loss at Junior Legion division rival Wilson Post 13 on Sunday evening. Jordan Carr batted 1-for-2 with a first-inning RBI and walked twice. Jay...

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Family comes first for Reds' skipper

Jerry Narron is in the middle of his best managerial season as the Cincinnati Reds have charged to the top of the National League Central. After a sweep of defending NL champion St. Louis and riding an eight-game winning streak,...

Post 11 splits pair at tourney

CHAPEL HILL -- The Wayne County Post 11 offense has been missing in action this season as the team struggled to a 3-3 record. Perhaps what happened at UNC's Boshamer Stadium Saturday afternoon in the Chapel Hill American Legion Invitational...

Pelicans top Kinston

KINSTON -- The champagne will have to stay on ice for at least one more day as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans came back to defeat Kinston 7-3 Saturday night at Grainger Stadium. Down 3-2 after six innings, the Pelicans used...

Friday, June 9, 2006

Biscuits go deep against Mudcats

ZEBULON -- Wes Bankston and Elliot Johnson homered to lead Montgomery past Carolina 7-3 at Five County Stadium on Thursday night. The Mudcats (28-34) were officially eliminated from the first half race in the Northern Division with the loss, which...

Thursday, June 8, 2006

McCullen drafted

CULLOWHEE -- Eastern Wayne graduate and Western Carolina senior Brian McCullen was taken in the 38th round (1,130 overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates on the second day of the 2006 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. McCullen graduated from Western Carolina...

K-Tribe's magic number down to three

WILMINGTON, Del. -- The K-Tribe's magic number to clinch a first half Southern Division title is now down three with 11 games to go as the Indians upended Wilmington 3-1 on Wednesday night. Errors told the story in this one,...

Mudcats eat up Biscuits

ZEBULON -- James Russ worked eight innings en route to his first win in more than a month as Carolina defeated the Montgomery Biscuits 7-1 in the series opener at Five County Stadium on Wednesday night. Russ (3-6), who last...

ECC Spring All-Conference

The Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference recently released its awards and all-conference lists for the 2006 spring season. * Baseball -- All-ECC -- C.B. Aycock -- Garrett Davis, Bennett Jeffreys, Jackson Massey, Brandon Price, Will Spence. Southern Wayne -- Austin...

Sports digest

ECU's Smith, Mathews selected on day two GREENVILLE -- East Carolina's Jake Smith and Shane Mathews both heard their names called Wednesday afternoon as they were selected on the second day of the 2006 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Smith,...

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Campbell, Warren turn in impressive season on the links

Webster defines consistency in numerous contexts. If he were alive today and watched either Ryan Campbell or Stephen Warren play a round of golf, he'd certainly use the word to describe their effort on the links. The duo plays the...

Bunn to play for Quakers

Guilford College has landed some of Rosewood's top football talent over the last several years. Now the Quakers can add an Eagles' basketball player -- Kyle Bunn -- to their list of signees. Bunn, a 6-foot-3, 160-pound guard, said he...

K-Tribe wins 40th game of season

WILMINGTON, Del. -- The Kinston Indians won their 40th game of the season in grand style, beating Wilmington 9-5 on Tuesday night. The Indians did most of their damage in the first as Kinston scores six times in the inning....

Mudcats fall to Mississippi

ZEBULON -- Matt Wright littered eight hits and three walks over 52/3 innings to lead Mississippi to a series-closing 5-1 win over Carolina on Tuesday night at Five County Stadium. Wright permitted just an RBI-single from Patrick Arlis in the...

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Boy's Track Athletes of Year - Garrett, Sykes lead GHS

Qualifying for the N.C. High School Athletic Association State Championship track meet is obviously no easy task. Sure, some teams may have their fair share of qualifiers, but very rarely do two athletes from the same school advance through regionals...

Local digest

The Hershey's Track and Field event was held recently at the Goldsboro Middle School track. Two hundred spectators and 60 young athletes participated in the event, which was hosted by the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department for the second straight...

Blue Rocks snap K-Tribe's streak

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Kinston's five-game winning streak came to an end as the Wilmington Blue Rocks beat the Indians 6-1 on Monday night at Frawley Stadium. The Blue Rocks started off the game with a solo home run by leadoff...

Mudcats end six-game slide

ZEBULON -- Kevin Randel hit a three-run homer to lift Carolina past Mississippi to snap a six-game losing streak on Monday night at Five County Stadium. Randel, who homered for the second straight game for the second time this season,...

Monday, June 5, 2006

WCMA - Burke, Newsome repeat as champions

The "Johns" have it. Jon Burke and John Newsome survived late-round scares and successfully defended their respective division titles during the 2006 Wayne County Men's Amateur golf tournament. John Zambelli emerged a first-time champion. Burke toiled through a third-day round...

WCMA scores

OPEN DIVISION BURKE, JONATHAN 69 70 78 217 CAMPBELL, BRANDON 75 72 72 219 BRINDLEY, KEVIN 74 69 77 220 MARTIN, JAMIE 76 74 71 221 JONES, DANE 74 73 76 223 WALDERMAN, RYAN 76 71 78 225 SMITH, DUSTIN...

Girl's Track POY - CBA's Fryt contines to shine

PIKEVILLE -- Athletes often use one sport to get them prepared for another later in the year. Baseball players may play soccer in the fall to increase their stamina in the spring, while a winter basketball standout might run cross-country...

Opinion - Playing through tragedy

My junior year of high school is one I will never forget. There were many highlights. I had my license and felt like the king of world even though I drove an '84 Park Avenue, affectionately named "the hooptie." I...

Local digest

Snow Hill snaps losing streak KINSTON -- Snow Hill Post 94 snapped a four-game losing streak, defeating Kinston 6-4 on the road on Sunday. The win improves Snow Hill (4-4 overall) to 2-4 in Area I East play. Post 94...

K-Tribe sweeps Keys

FREDERICK, Md. -- The Kinston Indians completed a four-game sweep of the Frederick Keys with a 5-3 victory Sunday afternoon at Harry Grove Stadium. Kinston has now won nine of 10 games this season against the Keys, sweeping Frederick for...

Mudcats fall; Bulls take twinbill

ZEBULON -- The Mississippi Braves scored four times in the ninth to erase a two-run deficit in dropping the Carolina Mudcats to their sixth-straight loss 7-5 at Five County Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Matt Esquivel singled home the tie-breaking runs...

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Southwestern Randolph eliminates Aycock from 3-A final four

RALEIGH -- Charles B. Aycock's overall balance at the plate was a key factor in its march to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A softball final four. In their two games at Walnut Creek this weekend, the Golden...

Post 11 falls to Pitt County 160

MOUNT OLIVE -- At least this one was close at the end. Wayne County Post 11 found some offensive life in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday evening, but endured a 6-5 loss against Pitt County Post 160 in...

Burke leads Open Division at WCMA

Golfers sloshed their way around the soggy Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course and played a friendly game of "follow the champion" in two divisions during round two of the Wayne County Men's Amateur contested Saturday. Heading into today's final 18-hole round...

Trio bags bears in Canada

Veteran bow hunters Dr. Joe Democko, Dr. Greg Bauer and attorney Robert Smith all scored on a recent black bear trip to Alberta, Canada. Smith "filled his ticket" by taking two bears. But perhaps Dr. Bauer had the most memorable...

Friday, June 2, 2006

Record setters - Eagles' Thibodeau, Behrend re-write Rosewood history books

Rosewood seniors' Stephanie Behrend and Erin Thibodeau own every scoring and assist record at their high school -- combining for 226 goals and 142 assists in their four years together. They are obviously pleased with those gaudy individual numbers. What...

Golden Falcons' Massey signs with MOC

PIKEVILLE -- One afternoon after attending a summer baseball camp, Jackson Massey grabbed a pen and paper. He sat down and penned notes to different colleges expressing an interest in playing for their baseball team. Massey wrote to several eastern...

Errors, shaky pitching doom Post 11

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County has obviously struggled at the plate in the early going -- batting under .200 as a team in its first four games. On Thursday at Scarborough Field against Kinston, Post 11 compounded its hitting woes...

Snow Hill Post 94 suffers 10-inning loss

SNOW HILL -- Thomas Moye delivered a key, two-RBI hit in the late stages and Wilson Post 13 escaped with a 3-2, 10-inning victory over Area I East Division foe Snow Hill Post 94 on Thursday evening. The teams battled...

Wayne Country Day athletes recognized at season-ending ceremony

Wayne Country Day announced its athletic award winners for the 2005-2006 school year. Varsity Girl's Tennis -- Most Improved -- Georgia Tanner; Coaches Award -- Georgia Crow; Extra Effort Award -- Dia Promois. Varsity Girl's Cross Country -- Most Valuable...

K-Tribe captures soggy road win

FREDERICK, Md. -- The Kinston Indian's magic number now stands at 12 with 17 games to go as the K-Tribe beat Frederick 6-2 on a soggy Thursday night. The game did not get under way until after 9 p.m. because...

Chico shuts down Mudcats

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Matt Chico allowed two hits over six innings and smacked his first pro homer to champion Tennessee to a 12-1 victory over the Carolina Mudcats at Smokies Park on Thursday night. Chico (1-0) allowed just a second-inning...

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Post 11 baseball

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Post 11's Walker Gourley was 1-for-4 with a double in Wednesday night's win at Beaufort County. For more information see Wayne scores another 1-run road victory....

News-Argus Tennis Players of the Year - EW duo shares honor

Interchangeable. No matter who claimed victory in weekly challenge matches, veteran Eastern Wayne men's tennis coach Nancy Dawson knew this: either Drew Ziccardi or Jared Stone -- or both -- would claim a singles win. She was right. Ziccardi blossomed...

Wayne scores another 1-run road victory

WASHINGTON-- Wayne County seems to have appropriated an adage from the NCAA basketball tournament so far in this young American Legion season -- survive and advance. Garrett Davis had two hits and saved his second game in as many days...

Local digest

WASHINGTON -- Snow Hill's Tommy Cobb had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs in Post 94's 16-14 loss in 10 innings at Beaufort on Tuesday. Justin Bagley, Hunter Chase and Blake Taylor also had multi-hit...

Mudcats

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee scored four times in the third inning to defeat Carolina 4-1 at Smokies Park on Wednesday night. The Smokies (26-28) batted around in handing Manu Olivera (2-1) his first Double-A loss. Olivera walked three hitters after...

K-Tribe

KINSTON -- The K-Tribe banged out seven runs and 11 hits en route to a 7-2 win over Wilmington on Wednesday afternoon. Kinston took two of three games from the Blue Rocks to win its 13th series of the year....