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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Newell headed to Mount Olive College

PIKEVILLE -- Brooke Newell flipped over the basket of golf balls, rolled one toward her feet and looked out over the Lane Tree driving range. She steadied her stance, swung through the ball and watched it sail toward the 250-yard...

Hernandez strong for Mudcats

ZEBULON -- Gaby Hernandez scattered seven hits in a complete-game effort as Carolina turned back Jacksonville 5-2 on Monday evening at Five County Stadium. A Miami native, Hernandez allowed just one batter to see three balls in the pitching count....

Late homer dooms K-Tribe

KINSTON -- Quentin Davis smacked a game-winning, ninth-inning home run as Myrtle Beach clipped Kinston 5-4 in a battle of Carolina League Southern Division rivals on Monday evening. The Pelicans (21-16) pulled within a game of the K-Tribe, which dipped...

Post 11 schedule change

Wayne County Post 11 coach Brad Reaves announced Monday afternoon that the Area I Division Championship series schedule had been changed. The best-of-three series begins Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Mount Olive. Game 2 is Friday at Durham Bulls Athletic...

Local golf

PINEHURST -- The father-son tandem of Clarence and Clark Rose emerged victorious in the 41st annual N.C. Father and Son Championship contested at Longleaf Country Club. The duo fired a tournament-record 64 and won the Pro division by four strokes....

Wayne County Bobcats remain unbeaten in Cooperstown

From staff reports COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Despite its busy day of activity, the Wayne County Bobcats 12U baseball team remained unbeaten during weekly tournament play at the Cooperstown Dreamspark. Wayne County started its day with a 17-0 shelling of the...

Monday, July 30, 2007

Southern Wayne kicks off season at 12:01 a.m. Monday

DUDLEY -- In the black of night, stadium lights glowed from Southern Wayne High School welcoming the 2007 football season Monday morning. And one minute after the stroke of midnight, the Saints' varsity football team took the field for their...

Wayne County Bobcats off to 2-0 start in Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Jacob Sasser slugged two home runs and Adam Pate added a round-tripper as the Wayne County Bobcats 12U baseball team dumped Reading (N.J.) Rampage 15-2 at Cooperstown Dreamspark on Sunday evening. Sasser provided three hits in four...

Post 11 Junior Legion outlasts South Brunswick

CHERRYVILLE -- Jordan Williams' grand slam home run capped an eighth-inning uprising as Wayne County South Post 11 eliminated Southwest Brunswick 15-6 in the American Junior Legion State tournament on Saturday evening. Tied at 5-5 after seven innings, Jordan Hood...

K-Tribe posts another shutout of Wilmington

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Scott Roehl collected his Carolina League-leading 18th save as Kinston blanked Wilmington 2-0 on Sunday afternoon. K-Tribe starter Jim Deters earned his seventh decision of the seasaon with a four-hit, six-strikeout effort in seven innings. Deters retired...

Sunday, July 29, 2007

K-tribe spilts with Wilmington

The K-Tribe went 1-for-2 on the day by beating Wilmington 4-0, before losing to the Blue Rocks 3-1 in the night cap. The K-Tribe had unbelievable pitching in both games, giving up just three hits to Wilmington in 15 innings...

Friday, July 27, 2007

Hinson pitches Post 11 past New Bern

MOUNT OLIVE -- When T.J. Hinson woke up this morning his arm may have been sore, but any pain will be worth it. Hinson's right arm carried Wayne County Post 11 to a 4-1 win over New Bern Post 24....

Camacaro's three homers lift K-Tribe

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Backup catcher Armando Camacaro tied a Carolina League record with three home runs in a single game as Kinston rallied past Wilmington 7-5 in 10 innings on Thursday evening. Camacaro slugged three, two-RBI homers in consecutive at-bats...

Tennessee takes doubleheader from Carolina

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee profited from a two-run, seventh-inning rally and claimed a doubleheader sweep 3-2 and 3-0 against Carolina at Smokies Park on Thursday evening. Leading 2-1 in the seventh, the Mudcats turned the ball over the closer Chris...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dixon wins eighth straight from K-Tribe

WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- Kevin Dixon won his eighth consecutive start, a feat not accomplished in the Carolina League in over five years, as Kinston beat Potomac 12-2 Wednesday night. Dixon went 61/3 innings, giving up five hits and two earned...

Miller clubs three homers in Mudcats win

Sevierville, TN -- Jai Miller tied a club record with three home runs and seven RBI to lead the Carolina Mudcats past the Tennessee Smokies 12-5 at Smokies Park on Wednesday night. Miller, who drove in a career-high six runs...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

K-Tribe

WOODBRIDGE, VA. --Starting pitching was the story early as both Kinston's Jim Deters and Potomac's Justin Jones had no-hitters going into the fifth inning of a 4-3 Potomac win on Tuesday night. Deters, making just his third start of the...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Babe Ruth 10Us fall to West Raleigh

WASHINGTON -- Wayne County's quest for the Eastern N.C. Babe Ruth 10U State tournament championship ended with a 7-4 loss to West Raleigh. Brannon Presson doubled and finished with two hits. Ryan Faucette and Tyler Powell each singled twice. Bobby...

K-Tribe comeback bites Nationals

WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- Jose Constanza delivered the game-winning RBI as Kinston began a week-long roadswing with a come-from-behind, 9-5 victory over Potomac on Monday evening. The K-Tribe remained unbeaten in seven outings on the Nationals' home diamond this season. Kinston...

Mudcats come up just short

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Pinch-hitter Joe Simokaitis hit a game-winning, ninth-inning sacrifice fly as Tennessee edged Carolina 8-7 on Monday evening. Simokaitis, batting for Chris Robinson, hit the second pitch from new pitcher Chris Mobley to deep centerfield, scoring Casey McGehee...

Monday, July 23, 2007

Wayne County Post 11 sweeps Edenton

EDENTON -- Garrett Davis threw seven strong innings and guided Wayne County Post 11 back to the Area I East Division championship series for the first time since 2004 on Sunday afternoon. The tall right-hander fanned eight Edenton Post 40...

Babe Ruth - Wayne County falls to West Raleigh

FARMVILLE -- Wayne County couldn't overcome mental and physical miscues in a 10-3 elimination-round loss against West Raleigh in the Eastern N.C. Babe Ruth 13 state tournament on Sunday afternoon. Zach Grantham doubled in a 2-for-2 effort and Keenan Winn...

K-Tribe rallies by Keys

KINSTON -- Mike Butia smacked a two-out, two-RBI single as Kinston rallied past Frederick 9-3 on Sunday afternoon at historic Grainger Stadium. Butia's game-winning hit highlighted a four-run, fifth-inning uprising that started with Josh Rodriguez's infield single. Max Ramirez was...

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Unorthodox finish helps Wayne County Post 11

EDENTON -- A seventh-inning ejection and lack of bench players troubled Edenton Post 40 and proved fruitful for Wayne County Post 11 on Saturday evening. Leading 3-2 in the seventh, Edenton loaded the bases on a single and two hit...

Wayne County Babe Ruth teams remain alive in state tournament play

WASHINGTON -- Bobby Hampton and Brannon Presson pounded out four hits apiece and Wayne County dismantled Laurinburg 13-5 in elimination-round play in the Eastern N.C. Babe Ruth 10U state tournament. Presson's complete-game, four-strikeout effort vaulted Wayne County into today's championship...

Aycock's Harmon commits to BCC

PIKEVILLE -- Kyle Harmon couldn't have written a better script for his lone varsity season at Charles B. Aycock. And he undoubtedly played the perfect supporting role. Starting behind an all-star cast of Division I pitchers, Harmon answered the call...

Best's interception return sparks East

GREENSBORO -- Kendrick Best's interception return set up the East's first touchdown and helped lead to a 22-14 victory over the West in the annual N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star football contest at Jamieson Stadium. Best and Adrian Black, two...

Friday, July 20, 2007

Capps raps key hit for Wayne County 13s

FARMVILLE -- Wesley Capps provided a pivotal two-run triple in the middle innings and Wayne County outlasted Roanoke Rapids 7-5 in their first-round, Eastern N.C. Babe Ruth 13 State tournament contest Thursday morning. Wayne County (4-0) opposes Greenville, a 10-0...

Post 11's game moved to Mount Olive today

Due to a stadium conflict, Wayne County Post 11 will open its Area I East Division semifinal-round series at home tonight against Edenton Post 40. Post 40 shares Hicks Field with Edenton of the Coastal Plain League and it was...

Nationals salvage split with K-Tribe

KINSTON -- Justin Jones threw a four-hitter during a five-inning stint and Potomac doubled up Kinston 6-3 to salvage a split in their four-game series Thursday evening. Jones collected his fifth victory in 10 decisions and the K-Tribe fell to...

Montgomery rallies past Carolina

ZEBULON -- John Jaso delivered a two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning and Southern Division-leading Montgomery (Ala.) turned back Carolina 3-2 before a near-capacity crowd at Five County Stadium on Thursday evening. Brett Hayes' two-RBI, fourth-inning double gave the...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

American Legion playpffs: Post 11 dumps Nash County, takes series 2-0

ROCKY MOUNT -- One swing of the bat turned a somewhat quiet sixth inning into a riotous affair for Wayne County Post 11 on Wednesday evening. Nolan Lancaster crushed a grand-slam home run, his first-ever in American Legion play, in...

K-Tribe sweeps doubleheader from Potomac

KINSTON -- Mired in a mild slump to start second-half play, Kinston dismantled Potomac on Wednesday evening at historic Grainger Stadium. Jerad Head homered in a 4-for-4 outing as the K-Tribe pounded the Nationals 12-2 in the completion of Tuesday's...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Post 11 washed out

Early-evening thunderstorms dumped just enough rain to postpone or suspend contests in the Area I East Division playoffs on Tuesday evening. South Division runner-up Wayne County (14-4 overall) returns to Nash County Post 58 today for a 7 p.m. meeting....

K-Tribe suspended

Severe weather suspended Tuesday evening's Carolina League game at historic Grainger Stadium with Kinston leading Potomac 5-0 after 21/2 innings. The teams will resume play at 5 p.m. with a seven-inning game immediately following the completion of the first contest....

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Senior Legion playoffs: Post 11 tops Nash County

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11 right-hander T.J. Hinson didn't feel comfortable taking the mound Monday evening against Nash County Post 58. Garrett Davis certainly did. Originally scheduled to pitch today, Davis logged a superb six-inning outing and slugged...

Allen's triple sparks Junior Legion team

CARY -- Taylor Allen's first-inning triple accounted for the game-winning run as Wayne County South's Junior American Legion baseball team turned back Morehead City 6-1 on a balmy Sunday afternoon. The victory vaulted Post 11, directed by head coach Chuck...

K-Tribe loses in 9th inning

KINSTON -- Potomac notched two ninth-inning runs and upended Kinston 5-4 at historic Grainger Stadium on Monday evening. Chris Marrero slugged a lead-off home run off K-Tribe reliever Jim Deters to forge a 4-4 tie. Matt Meyer came out of...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Wayne County Post 11 at home tonight

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11 begins its quest for the Area I East Division championship at home this evening. Post 11, the No. 2 seed from the South, entertains Nash County Post 58 at 7 p.m. in game...

Dunford added to tennis staff at MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Tim Dunford has been named assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Mount Olive, it was announced by head coach Burt Lewis. A two-time Academic All-American at Division III Shenandoah (Va.) University, Dunford has served as a...

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Legion baseball: Post 11 ends regular season with road loss

NEW BERN -- Right-hander Keith Spinner threw a complete-game, six-hitter as New Bern Post 24 claimed an 8-3 decision over Wayne County Post 11 at Boykin Field on Saturday evening. New Bern (11-6 overall) finished 8-2 in Area I East...

Babe Ruth recap: Wayne County 8Us playing strong at Laurinburg

LAURINBURG -- Wayne County defeated Broadway 20-0 and finished unbeaten in pool play during the Eastern N.C. Babe Ruth 8U Rookie League machine-pitch state tournament. Wayne County compiled a 4-0 record and earned a opening-round bye in the single-elimination portion...

Wayne County Nationals eliminated

Following Thursday evening's painful loss to New Bern, Wayne County Nationals coach Rod Brown issued a proclamation -- "We'll battle back and win two tomorrow." Brown's prediction was only half right. After a dominating 10-0, five-inning victory over Dare County...

Wayne County Americans fall short

Steve Wells wasn't sure what to expect from his assembled all-star team. Most of his kids hadn't played together and that lack of cohesiveness worried the coach. Following a forgettable loss to powerful West Raleigh during the first day of...

Friday, July 13, 2007

Wayne County teams headed to state

Coming off a mistake-filled contest on Wednesday, pitchers Dean Grady and Jimmy Kearney made sure Wayne County didn't suffer the same fate Thursday evening. Grady threw six innings and Kearney tossed a scoreless seventh as Wayne County turned back Greene...

Wayne County teams fall in opening round

The Wayne County National All-Stars had four chances to dump New Bern into the losers' bracket Thursday evening. New Bern refused to go quietly. Trailing 6-3 with two outs in the sixth inning, New Bern forged a 6-6 tie. It...

Pitt County edges Post 11

WINTERVILLE -- Brian Avery crossed home on a ninth-inning wild pitch and Pitt County 160 escaped with a 10-9 victory over Wayne County Post 11 on the South Central High School diamond Thursday evening. The loss dropped Wayne County (13-3...

Avalanche comes down on K-Tribe

SALEM, Va. -- Nathan Panther celebrated his birthday with a three-hit outing, but Salem spoiled the party with a 5-1 decision over Kinston on Thursday evening. The K-Tribe collected five hits off Avalanche hurler Brad James, a Carolina League All-Star...

Mudcats double up West Tenn.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Gaby Hernandez worked 72/3 innings, while Ryan Bear homered and doubled to lead Carolina to an 8-4 victory over West Tenn on Thursday night at Pringles Park. Hernandez (5-8) notched his second win in three starts, pitching...

Local Golf

Walnut Creek LGA The Eastern Ladies League winners at Willow Springs Country Club were second flight Novella Zambelli with second gross. Mary Ann Sutton had second net. Third flight was Charlotte Campbell with first gross while had second net Linda...

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Errors costly for Wayne County

Wayne County coach Joe Bailey could only shake his head as he spoke of his team's performance. Six errors directly contributed to seven Greene County runs. Those mistakes proved the difference as the Wayne County 13-15 year-olds dropped a crucial...

Sasser living out a dream

BOISE, Idaho -- When Dustin Sasser was younger, he would play catch with family and friends while imagining himself as a professional baseball player. Today, he doesn't have to pretend anymore. It all began following a successful four years at...

Gerrell signs with FDTC

PRINCETON -- Daniel Gerrell silently stared at the paperwork and the gray, pinstriped baseball jersey folded before him. The recent Princeton High graduate picked up the pen and scribbled his signature on the dotted line. Gerrell grinned proudly as the...

Snow Hill wins big

SNOW HILL -- Lance Murray continued his late-season dexterity at the plate and Snow Hill Post 94 cruised to a 12-1, seven-inning decision over Area I East foe Ahoskie Post 102 on Wednesday evening. Murray ripped a two-RBI, second-inning home...

Hoadley, Moore emerge overall Classic Champs

KINSTON -- Robert Hoadley and Meghan Moore kept their poise in sweltering temperatures and emerged the overall champions in the 2007 Roy Jones-Clarence Rose Junior Golf Classic on Wednesday afternoon. Hoadley, from Southern Pines, compiled a 3-under par 68 at...

Post 11 rained out

Wayne County Post 11 and New Bern Post 24 will wait 48 hours to play their crucial Area I East South Division contest. A typical summer thunderstorm, accompanied by sharp lightning, dumped a significant amount of rain and rendered the...

K-Tribe comeback stuns Avalanche

SALEM, Va. -- Nathan Panther and Josh Rodriguez delivered timely back-to-back hits in the eighth inning, and helped Kinston claim a come-from-behind 7-4 victory over Salem. Panther's pinch-hit, RBI double scored Matt Whitney and forged a 4-4 deadlock. Rodriguez (3-for-4)...

Chick pitches strong against Mudcats

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Travis Chick threw six shutout innings against his former organization to lead West Tenn to a 5-1 victory over Carolina on Wednesday night at Pringles Park. Chick (3-2), who was drafted in 2002 by Florida then traded...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Local tennis pros benefitting the area

Lee Bailey and Bert Poole both share the same philosophy when teaching the game of tennis -- make it fun. And the two professionals are helping it emerge as one of the fastest-growing sports in Wayne County. For two-plus years,...

Jones-Rose Golf Classic

Three Wayne County golfers are tied for 16th overall in the boys 18U division after opening-round play of the Roy Jones-Clarence Rose Junior Golf Classic. Ryan Campbell, a rising sophomore at Pitt Community College; Will Vinson, a Barton College signee...

Jones-Rose Classic scores

Boys 8-10 Ian Wickline, Beulaville 40 Garrett Wickline, Beulaville 43 Girls 10-12 Elizabeth Davis, Wilson 84 Boys 11-12 Riley Davis, Kinston 38 Chandler Upchurch, Greensboro 40 Michael Otteson, Wilson 41 Nick Adams, Goldsboro 43 Will Minton, Raleigh 43 Justin Shimer,...

Babe Ruth postponements

Late afternoon thunderstorms washed out second-day action in the Eastern N.C. Babe Ruth District 4 baseball tournaments at the Eastern Carolina Athletic Park on Tuesday. On the 13-year-old scene, Wayne County (1-0) faces Wilson County in a winners' bracket contest...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Jordan resigns at Goldsboro

Randy Jordan's cell phone chirped. He glanced at the number and flipped it open. "Hello?" A smile creases his lips and his eyes twinkle when Jordan hears the caller's voice. Once the brief conversation ends, he clips the cell phone...

Greene County nearly pulls off comeback

When a team commits 10 errors and manages just three hits, it shouldn't come close to winning a ball game. Greene County nearly made it happen Monday evening. But Wayne County reliever Dante Arthur had other thoughts. The right-hander threw...

Wayne County rolls over Princeton

Derek Limbaugh tossed a two-hitter and Wayne County rolled past Princeton 11-1 during opening-round play of the Eastern N.C. Babe Ruth 13U District 4 tournament Monday evening. Limbaugh retired the final seven batters he faced in the contest, which was...

Golfers go after Junior Classic title

When competitors teed off in the second annual Roy Jones-Clarence Rose Junior Golf Classic this morning, none had to worry about chasing the defending champions. Taylor Zimmerman, a rising senior, has a conflict with the PGA Westfield Junior Championship. Colleen...

Local Golf

Lane Tree LA In the weekly tournament at Lane Tree for June 26-July 2, Sherry Minner captured game of the week honors. Lou Ellen Flowers won low net while Donna Adams took low putts....

Monday, July 9, 2007

Davis, Parker honored by NCBCA

DURHAM -- Garrett Davis, Sthil Sowers and Colin Parker have been selected players of the year in their respective classifications by the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association. Davis helped lead Charles B. Aycock to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class...

Snow Hill Post 94 stays alive for playoff berth

WINTERVILLE -- Lance Murray smacked a home run and Snow Hill Post 94 kindled its playoff aspirations with an 8-3 victory over Area I East South Division rival Pitt County 160 on Sunday evening. Post 94 improved to 3-6 against...

Head's homer sparks K-Tribe in opener

KINSTON -- Stephen Head's solo home run, his team-leading 13th of the season, helped Kinston salvage a doubleheader against Southern Division foe Winston-Salem on Sunday afternoon. Head's fourth-inning dinger helped the K-Tribe turn a two-run deficit into a 6-4 victory...

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Matthews moving on to C.B. Aycock

DUDLEY -- Scheduling quality opponents, devising lineups and compiling scouting reports caused little trouble for Brad Matthews during his tenure as Southern Wayne head varsity softball coach. His toughest decision came after the season. When David West announced his shocking...

Green steps down at MOC

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Director of Athletics Jeff Eisen announced that Beth Green has stepped down as head men's and women's cross country, and track and field coach at Mount Olive College. Green, who also served as assistant...

Former Goldsboro High QB heads to Clark

Robert Coates' family has never had the chance to see him play college football. Now, that's about to change. A former quarterback at Goldsboro High School, Coates has signed with Clark Atlanta University. Coates is arriving to Clark Atlanta after...

Ham-Barrow named high school All-Americans

From staff reports CALABASH -- Kyle Ham and Nick Barrow, a pair of rising seniors at Eastern Wayne, earned All-American status while competing in the 10th annual National High School Open Golf Championships. Ham placed third with a 54-hole score...

Friday, July 6, 2007

Post 11 routs Edgecombe County

TARBORO -- Jackson Massey and Walker Gourley each launched a second-inning home run and Wayne County Post 11 claimed a 14-3 decision over Edgecombe County Post 316 on Thursday evening. Massey's grand slam and Gourley's solo blast capped a five-run...

Snow Hill wins big

WASHINGTON -- Eastern Wayne graduate Taylor Sutton clubbed a home run and drove in four runs as Snow Hill Post 94 seized a 17-8, non-division victory Thursday evening at Beaufort's expense. Sutton concluded the game 2-for-2 as Snow Hill reached...

K-Tribe comes up short to Wilmington

KINSTON -- With the tying run 90 feet from home, Kinston couldn't produce the timely hit in a 4-3 loss to Wilmington at historic Grainger Stadium on Thursday evening. Jose Costanza started the K-Tribe ninth with a double and advanced...

Mudcats finally topples Jacksonville

ZEBULON -- That long slump against Southern Division opponents finally ended for Carolina on Thursday evening. Eric Riggs ripped a fifth-inning home run and catapulted the Mudcats to a 5-2 victory over Jacksonville at Five County Stadium. Riggs' fourth homer...

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Hinson, Wayne County shuts down Kinston

MOUNT OLIVE -- T.J. Hinson kept that sleeping dog subdued Tuesday evening. The right-hander scattered six hits in a seven-inning stint as Wayne County Post 11 claimed a 4-1 decision over South Division rival Kinston Post 43 at Scarborough Field....

Snow Hill falls at New Bern

NEW BERN -- New Bern Post 24 hurler Keith Spinner threw his third consecutive complete game, a 9-2 decision over Snow Hill Post 94 in an Area I East South Division contest Wednesday evening. Spinner, a rising sophomore at Pitt...

K-Tribe routed by Wilmington

KINSTON -- Wilmington tallied a run in five consecutive innings and spoiled Kinston's Independence Day celebration with a 10-2 victory Wednesday evening at historic Grainger Stadium. The Blue Rocks, the Northern Division leaders, plated runs from the second through sixth...

Mudcats fall to Jacksonville

ZEBULON -- Anthony Raglani brought some extra fireworks to Five County Stadium on Wednesday evening, but he didn't share with host Carolina. The Jacksonville outfielder clubbed two solo home runs, in the second and ninth innings, during the Suns' 5-2...

Local Golf

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Novella Zambelli and Gaye Bryant shared play-of-the-day blind partners accolades during weekly tournament play at Walnut Creek Country Club. Mary Ann Sutton claimed low gross, while Elisabeth Bentley earned low net. Linda Cannon seized low putts....

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Pivotal victory: Post 11 triumphs at home

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11 tossed aside a shaky beginning and moved one step closer to punching its ticket for the Area I East Division playoffs Monday evening. Post 11 twice rallied from early-inning deficits and prevailed 11-8...

Vinson: Understudy finally takes lead role for C.B. Aycock golf team

PIKEVILLE -- Throughout his high school career, Will Vinson quietly watched from the wings as numerous Charles B. Aycock teammates signed golf scholarships. He wondered if his chance would ever come. Vinson labored through his freshman and sophomore campaigns, and...

Monday, July 2, 2007

Murray's homer lifts Post 94

SNOW HILL -- Lance Murray came through with a big hit Sunday evening. The Snow Hill Post 94 catcher crushed a two-out, two-run homer to break a tie and eventually lead to an 11-6 victory over Pitt County Post 39....

K-Tribe scores early for win

WINSTON-SALEM -- Kinston scored seven runs in the first three innings, and cruised past Winston-Salem 8-3 on Sunday afternoon at Ernie Shore Field. The Indians pounded Warthogs starter Clayton Richard in a four-run, first-inning uprising. Stephen Head, Wes Hodges, Matt...

Mudcats game suspended

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- One out away from a nine-inning victory, Carolina's game at Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon was suspended by rain. The Mudcats took a 1-0 lead in the top of the ninth inning on a single by Lee Mitchell,...

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Coming home: Thornton returns to GHS for annual camp

Neither Damarian Henderson nor David Thornton forgot their promise. While attending Thornton's inaugural football camp last summer, Henderson asked for an autographed jersey. Thornton vowed, if Henderson made all A's this year, to grant his request. Once Saturday morning's session...

Post 11 hammers Ahoskie

MOUNT OLIVE -- Newcomer Taylor Bullard nearly turned in a perfect performance for Wayne County Post 11 on a sticky, humid Saturday afternoon. The Harrells Christian graduate retired the first 13 batters he faced as Post 11 seized a 12-0,...

Aycock trio signs with eastern North Carolina collegiate baseball powers

PIKEVILLE -- Old habits die hard. Just ask Charles B. Aycock varsity baseball coach Charles Davis. Each of the past three seasons, he's penciled in Thomas Pilkington at third base, Joseph Toler at second base and Bradley Taylor in left...