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CALYPSO -- Brian Chase threw a complete-game, three-hitter and North Duplin turned back archrival Spring Creek 4-1 on Friday evening. It was the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season finale for both baseball teams. The Rebels (13-5 overall, 6-4 CC) avenged...

WCDS drops Pungo baseball

The unfamiliarity didn't last long. Once Pungo broke the scoreless tie, Wayne Country Day adopted the blue-collar attitude during the opening-round, N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A baseball contest Friday afternoon. The opportunistic Chargers capitalized on seven walks, nine errors...

WCDS tops Wayne Christian soccer in penalty kicks

Neither Catherine Ford nor Kim Martell felt too comfortable discussing the penalty-kick scenario during practice on the Wayne Country Day pitch Thursday afternoon. The two returning starters didn't think they could respond in a pressure-packed situation. Pish-posh. Ford delivered the...

McCollum headed to WTCC

Her brunette locks flowing gently in the breeze, Sarah McCollum grabbed the pen and smiled as she signed the piece of paper. Cameras flashed. McCollum sighed. It's official. A late bloomer, McCollum inked a national letter-of-intent to play softball at...

Rosewood downs Princeton baseball

PRINCETON -- There was no storybook ending this time. Archrival Rosewood spoiled Princeton's senior night with a 12-0 victory in the Carolina 1-A Conference baseball regular-season finale for both teams Friday evening. The Eagles left little doubt from the second...

Opinion - Pitching provides memorable moments

Pitching -- from Little League to the Major Leagues -- its importance never wavers. The difference between winning and losing can oftentimes hang on one pitch or one at-bat. The courage necessary to want the ball and to handle the...

Wayne Christian advances in NCISAA playoffs

Wayne Christian recovered from a slow start just in time. The Eagles pulled off a come-from-behind, 8-7 victory over Ahoskie Ridgecroft in opening-round action of the 2010 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A baseball playoffs Friday afternoon. Poor defense...

Matt Neal chooses Pitt Community

The workout felt good, but Matt Neal savored the phone call. Once the Rosewood standout returned home from a baseball showcase for unsigned seniors at Pitt Community College, the emails and telephone conversations occurred on a regular basis. The more...

Warriors win ECC tournament title

Eastern Wayne owns all the bling. Brandi Dean provided the game-winning goal in the 66th minute, and the Warriors captured the 2010 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference women's soccer tournament crown with a 1-0 decision over county nemesis Charles B. Aycock...