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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wayne South drops North junior legion

Wayne North and Wayne South have enjoyed a close rivalry over the past few seasons filled with close games. Wednesday night was not one of those. Wayne South plated eight runs in the top of the seventh inning and cruised...

Junior legion box scores

C.B. Aycock 300 300 1 -- 7 8 2 Spring Creek 100 010 0 -- 2 3 2 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Bobby Hampton 3-3, RBI; Noah West 1-4; Justin Barbour 1-4, RBI; Bryant Stafford 1-2, RBI; Rider...

Opinion: Wilson may leave Wolfpack coach scratching head

Wisconsin isn't in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Badgers don't have an ACC opponent on their 2011 football schedule. Yet, Wisconsin could have quite an impact on the ACC race this fall. Former North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson...

Aycock bests Spring Creek junior legion

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The big inning has haunted Spring Creek all summer long and it reared its ugly head again on Wednesday evening. Charles B. Aycock scored three runs with two outs in the fourth inning on its way to...

12U Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth Wayne County 5, Wilson 3 * ROCK RIDGE -- Channer Matthews and Tanner Bradley combined for a five-hitter, and Wayne County moved within one victory of capturing the 2011 N.C. Babe Ruth 12-Under District 4 baseball championship. The...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Spring Creek-Wayne West box

Spring Creek 431 40 -- 12 7 1 Wayne West 101 00 -- 2 3 8 Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Allen Coor 2-4, RBI; Chad Sprugeon RBI; Zack Harrell 2-3; Matt Rogers 1-3; Trey Meadows RBI; Wyatt Janning...

Post 11-Clayton 71 box

Clayton Post 71 000 000 000 -- 0 8 0 Wayne County 410 100 00x -- 6 12 0 Leading hitters -- Clayton -- Dillon Bass 2-4; Joe Pridmore 1-4; Josh Catalano 1-4; Alex Hadding 1-4; Blake Mitchell 1-4; Matt...

Local golf

Walnut Creek LGA * Hiromi Sueki won low gross during regular weekly play contested on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Pete Reaves and Joyce Reynolds claimed low net and low putts, respectively....

Taylor shuts down Post 71

MOUNT OLIVE -- Smarting from an embarrassing loss in its previous contest, Wayne County Post 11 returned to the baseball diamond with a chip on its shoulder Tuesday evening. Clayton Post 71 served as the victim. Cameron Taylor tossed a...

Errors aid Spring Creek on road

Wayne West avoided threatening thunderstorms on Tuesday evening, but couldn't find an answer for its defensive woes. Eight costly errors helped Spring Creek take a 12-2, Junior American Legion victory at Rosewood High School. The game was called after five...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Local digest

Junior Legion Aycock sweeps West Craven * Logan Brown swatted four hits in the opener, and Ben Rouse threw a complete-game, three-hitter in the nightcap during Charles B. Aycock's doubleheader sweep of West Craven on Sunday. Aycock won the opener...

Wayne County-Kinston

KINSTON -- A winnable ballgame ended in disappointing and disastrous fashion Sunday evening. Defensive demons Wayne County Post 11 appeared to have exorcised recently returned in full force at Viking Field. Kinston Post 43 feasted on its guest's misfortune and...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Graduation, draft deplete MOC baseball 'cupboard'

Graduation and surprising departures to the minor leagues has left the Mount Olive College baseball cupboard a little bare these days. But there are a few "crumbs" left for one of the nation's elite Division II programs. Four starters return,...

Briggs leads Southern Virginia to USCAA national championship

SVU Sports Information BUENA VISTA, Va. -- Spenser Briggs has not one national championship ring, but two and plenty of stories to regale his future grandchildren. Briggs helped lead Southern Virginia University to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association men's...

Wayne County-Ahoskie box scores

Game 1 Ahoskie 000 05 -- 5 10 6 Wayne County 00(12) 6x -- 18 13 0 Leading hitters -- Ahoskie -- Marvin Harrell 2-3; Daniel Merritt 2-3, 2B, RBI; Jud Smith 3-3, 2B, RBI; Mitchell Godwin 2-3, RBI. Wayne...

Costly sweep: Post 11 loses key player against Ahoskie

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11 dominated from the opening pitch and rolled over Ahoskie Post 102 in a pair of victories on the American Legion baseball scene on Saturday afternoon. Wayne County won 18-5 and 11-1, respectively at...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wayne South capitalizes on Spring Creek mistakes

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Wayne South consistently put the ball in play. Spring Creek struggled to make routine plays. South took advantage of 10 errors and cruised to a 13-2, Junior American Legion victory on Thursday evening. Jacob Sasser's bases-loaded walk...

Wayne South-Spring Creek box

Wayne South 310 040 5 -- 13 11 2 Spring Creek 020 000 0 -- 2 8 10 Leading hitters -- Wayne South -- Kevin Williams 4-5, RBI; Clayton Cashwell 2-5, 2 RBI; Ashton Cox 1-4, RBI; Jamie Dove 2-3,...

Wayne County-RM Post 58 box

Wayne County 015 500 6 -- 17 20 2 Rocky Mount Post 58 001 000 0 -- 1 8 7 Leading hitters -- Wayne County -- Tyler Farmer 2-5; Cody Davis 3-6, 2B; Kevin Wise 3-5, 3B, 3 RBI; Jonathan...

Post 11 throttles Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT -- This is more like it. Playing like a fine-tuned engine that needs little tweaking, Wayne County Post 11 hammered out its third consecutive mercy-rule victory in Area I East action Thursday evening. Jordan Quinn threw six quality...

Stevens: Time slowly ticking away for NFL

It's been said that time is money. If time eventually runs out on the 2011 season, the hit financially could be significant for the National Football League. The perceived optimism that resulted from Tuesday's owners' meetings in Rosemont, Ill., can...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Aycock-South

DUDLEY -- It took nearly 22 hours, but Charles B. Aycock finished off what head coach Nelson Cunningham called, "the first huge win of the season." Aycock benefited from four Wayne South errors and hung on for a 4-3 Junior...

Local digest

Junior Legion C.B. Aycock 16, North Raleigh 6, 5 innings * PIKEVILLE -- Justin Barbour cranked out four hits, including two doubles, and drove in four runs during Charles B. Aycock's 16-6 triumph over North Raleigh Post 297 on Wednesday...

Aycock-Wayne South box

C.B. Aycock 000 220 0 -- 4 8 2 Wayne South 010 011 0 -- 3 5 4 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Adam Pate 2-4; Justin Barbour 2-4, 3 RBI; Gregory Johnson 2-4, RBI; Rider Gardner 1-4; Garrett...

Traci Bridgers signs

The wait is finally over. Softball standout Traci Bridgers made her college choice with a crowd of friends and family by her side at Princeton High School. The talented hurler is taking her talents to Louisburg Junior College in the...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Local golf

Walnut Creek LGA * Hiromi Sueki claimed low gross and state play-of-the-day honors during action on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Joyce Reynolds and Faye Franklin captured low net and low putts, respectively....

County rivals suspended by weather

From staff reports DUDLEY -- Lightning suspended the Junior Legion baseball contest between county rivals Charles B. Aycock and Wayne South on Tuesday evening. Aycock led 4-1 through 41/2 innings when the umpires sent the teams to their respective dugouts....

Post 11-New Bern box

New Bern Post 24 100 000 0 -- 1 7 2 Wayne County 013 112 3 -- 11 10 0 One out when game-ending run scored. Leading hitters -- New Bern Post 24 -- Matt Solter 2-4; Steven Hawkins 2-4,...

Players throw around the pigskin

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Kids throwing a football. To the casual observer, that is all the first session of summer passing league may have looked like on Tuesday evening at Spring Creek High School. The running and gunning looked like so...

Taylor, Wayne County top New Bern

MOUNT OLIVE -- Those frustrating, error-filled losses are becoming a distant memory. Wayne County Post 11 is hitting its stride and finding a little swagger on the baseball diamond. Cameron Taylor threw a complete game and Wayne County earned a...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Carter Capps

MOUNT OLIVE -- Major League draftee Carter Capps continues racking up postseason awards after leading Mount Olive to its second appearance in the NCAA Division II College World Series. Capps was named the Conference Carolinas male athlete-of-the-year Monday. The...

Post 11-Kinston meet

MOUNT OLIVE -- Hunter Barnett is riding a wave of confidence that Rob Watt hopes doesn't end too soon. Especially after Monday evening. Barnett threw five-plus innings of stellar relief, and Wayne County Post 11 pounded out a come-from-behind, 16-6...

Tuesday preps

Junior Legion baseball C.B. Aycock 18, Spring Creek 4 * SEVEN SPRINGS -- Charles B. Aycock got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 18-4 win over Spring Creek on Monday night. Bobby Hampton earned the...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

West Johnson cruises past Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Sometimes in sports it's not about how a team plays. It's all about who a team plays. Spring Creek ran into defending state Junior American Legion baseball champion West Johnston on Friday night and the mismatch was...

Wayne North takes doubleheader from Snow Hill

Junior Legion Wayne North 3, Snow Hill 2, Game one Wayne North 12, Snow Hill 0, Game two * Wayne North picked up its third and four victories in less than 24 hours with a Junior American Legion sweep of...

Wayne North-Wilson boxes

Wilson Red 011 00 -- 2 7 4 Wayne North 261 03 -- 12 12 2 One out when winning run scored Leading hitters -- Wilson Red -- Isaih White 1-3; Mitchell Staals 1-1; Cody Pittman 1-2; Duane Cook 1-3,...

Wayne North picks up pair of victories from Wilson

Learn from the past and move on. Wayne County North shook off a difficult loss and bounced back with a pair of wins on Friday evening in New Hope. Two days after squandering a late lead in a loss at...

Coggins: 'Pay for play' is cost-effective, economic remedy for prep athletics

A co-worker said one day that there's good and bad in every situation. I couldn't agree more. But pay for play? Or consolidating sports? Either one, or both, of those situations could occur if the current economic recession doesn't improve....

Wayne County gets comeback win in wild affair with Wilson

WILSON -- An ugly ballgame. Oh yeah. A much-needed win? Definitely. What shaped up as a "same story, different opponent" outing turned into a grind-it-out, comeback affair for Wayne County Post 11 on Friday evening. Reliever Jordan Quinn induced two...

Wayne County Post 11-Wilson Post 13 box

Wayne County 002 023 231 -- 13 16 7 Wilson Post 13 301 033 000 -- 10 16 3 Leading hitters -- Wayne County -- Tyler Farmer 2-4, HR, 4 RBI; Cody Davis 2-5; Jonathan Taylor 3-5, 2 RBI; Zach...

Saints' all-conference performer selects Mount Olive

Khari Faison looked across the country for an opportunity to play college basketball. In the end, his best offer came from his own backyard. The power forward from Southern Wayne High School will join head coach Joey Higginbotham and the...

Spring Creek-West Johnston box

West Johnston 610 07 -- 14 11 1 Spring Creek 000 00 -- 0 2 5 Leading hitters -- West Johnston -- Jack Sherrill 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Tyler Mashburn 2-3, RBI; Jayce Sorrell 1-2, RBI; Kessler Sorrell 2-3, RBI....

Friday, June 17, 2011

Rocky Mount hands Wayne County 8-4 defeat

MOUNT OLIVE -- Rocky Mount Post 58 applied the pressure. Wayne County Post 11 just couldn't catch a break. Post 58, the two-time defending Area I East champion, pushed across runs in the early innings and exited Scarborough Field with...

Post 11-Rocky Mount box score

RM Post 58 013 220 000 -- 8 8 1 Wayne County 020 020 000 -- 4 8 1 Leading hitters -- Rocky Mount -- Spires Miller 2-5, RBI; Abel Hernandez 2-4, 2 RBI; Steve Williams 2-4, 2B, RBI. Wayne...

Jones, Larison repeat; Adams is 15U champ

DUDLEY -- Caleb Jones battled with himself. Meanwhile, Lauren Larison and Nick Adams toiled through fatigue. And each emerged victorious in their respective age group during the sparsely-attended 2011 Wayne County Junior Amateur golf championship contested Thursday at Southern Wayne...

Wayne County Jr. Amateur results

DUDLEY -- Results from the 2011 Wayne County Junior Amateur contested Thursday at Southern Wayne Country Club: GIRLS 11-Under Kelley Lewis 51 16-18 Lauren Larison 97 BOYS 11-Under Bryce Jones 36 Kenneth Wiggins III 38 Drew Barnes 43 John Berry...

Wayne South doubles up C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock spent five innings trying to figure out Wayne South starting pitcher Jamar Holmes. An assist from a passing thunderstorm helped the home team out, but it was not enough to derail Wayne South from a...

W. South - Aycock box score

Wayne South 000 202 0 -- 4 8 1 C.B. Aycock 000 002 0 -- 2 6 1 Leading hitters -- Wayne South -- Thomas Kelly 1-3; Ashton Cox 1-3; Jacob Sasser 2-3, HR, 2 RBI; Kevin Williams 3-3; Jaime...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wayne North-Wayne South Junior Legion

DUDLEY -- Wayne South is starting to develop a flair for the dramatic. Clayton Cashwell's walk-off RBI single capped a two-run, seventh-inning rally in a 4-3 win over Wayne North on Wednesday evening. It was Wayne South's second walk-off win...

Devonte White -- Pitt CC

There is not much Devonte White didn't experience during his four years as a basketball player at Goldsboro High School. White persevered through multiple coaching changes, adjusted as the athletics program moved to a new conference and played a key...

Opinion -- MLB realignment

Perhaps no sport -- its history, traditions and rules -- is regarded with more reverence and sacredness than baseball. Which is why the announcement over the weekend that Major League Baseball is considering realignment came as somewhat of a surprise....

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Champions are back for 2011 WCMA

It's almost here. The 13th installment of the Wayne County Men's Amateur is less than four weeks away. Champions will be crowned in three divisions upon completion of the three-day, 54-hole event. Play begins July 8 at Lane Tree Golf...

Post 11 squad still seeks an identity

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nearly all of the distractions are gone. Now it's time for some baseball. Wayne County Post 11 is taking that approach as it begins second-half play at home Thursday against two-time defending Area I East champion Rocky...

Local golf

Walnut Creek LGA * Faye Franklin and Evelyn Rose captured first low net and second low net, respectively, in second flight competition during the Southern Wayne Invitational contested on Tuesday. Mary Morris took first low gross in third flight. Joyce...

League officials adopt divisional format

HIGH POINT -- The addition of two schools prompted Conference Carolinas officials to launch schedule and divisional changes when competition begins this fall. King (Tenn.) College and North Greenville (S.C.) University joined the highly-regarded Division II league earlier this month....

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday digest

Junior Legion West Johnston 13, Wayne South 3 * BENSON -- West Johnston captured the season series by beating Wayne South 13-3 on Monday night. Jackson Hayes suffered the loss on the pitcher's mound. Kevin Williams led the South offense...

Wayne North cruises past C.B. Aycock

Wayne North, for the second time in a week, erupted for early runs against county rival Charles B. Aycock in Junior Legion baseball action. North cruised to its second victory over Aycock on Monday night. Jake May posted a complete...

C.B. Aycock- Wayne North boxscore

C.B. Aycock 010 000 0 -- 1 8 5 Wayne North 301 302 x -- 9 10 2 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Jordan Lee 1-1; Tim Naughton 2-2, 2B; Gregory Johnson 1-3; Rider Gardner 2-3; Noah West 1-2;...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Post 11-Pitt 39

WINTERVILLE -- One error opened the floodgates. Pitt County Post 39 seized command in the third inning and triumphed 13-7 over Wayne County Post 11 on the Minges-Overton Baseball Complex diamond Sunday afternoon. Post 39 captured the best-of-three, regular-season series...

Monday preps

Junior Legion Spring Creek 9, Wilson Red 8 * WILSON -- Spring Creek scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning en route to a 9-8 walk-off win over Wilson Red. Zach Harrell and Chris Nichols each finished...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Zack Mozingo - All-Area baseball pitcher of the year

A competitor who relishes pressure situations and a strike thrower with control of his command, Zack Mozingo has spent the past three years developing into Wayne County's top high school pitcher. And, at times, he can be downright unhittable. Mozingo...

Traci Bridgers - All-Area softball pitcher of the year

Traci Bridgers has had unparalleled success on the softball diamond at Princeton High School. Conference championships, double-digit playoff wins and a near state championship all highlight the senior's resume. While those accomplishments are impressive, they only tell part of the...

Terry Braswell - All-Area softball coach of the year

There are a lot of ways to be a leader. Some choose to be loud and authoritative, while others try to lead by example. Terry Braswell is a rare kind of coach because he leads with his calm demeanor and...

Kevin Wise - All-Area baseball player of the year

Kevin Wise admits he was nervous stepping on to the baseball field for the first time with the varsity team as a freshman at Southern Wayne. Two years later, Wise is no longer nervous and he is far from satisfied....

Jabo Fulghum - All-Area baseball coach of the year

How you'll be remembered is up to you is the message Eastern Wayne head coach Jabo Fulghum delivered to his team before the season began. Fulghum reminded his team of the program's foundation laid by former players and the opportunity...

Brooke Bell - All-Area softball player of the year

Brooke Bell is firmly in control -- calm and collected at all times both on the softball field and off, but don't be fooled. Under the smiling facade lies a fierce competitor with an eye on a lofty goal. "I...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Aycock scores early, rolls to victory

Put pressure on the defense and be aggressive on the basepaths. Charles B. Aycock put the ball in play, took advantage of errors and put runners in motion throughout a 17-3 mercy-rule shortened Junior American Legion win at Wayne West...

Stevens: Cousins' collision with Posey sparks controversy and debate

One of the many things that makes baseball unique is its countless unwritten rules, one of which is the assumption that players give maximum effort on every play. Whether that requires a player to slide into a shortstop or second...

Wayne South wins on Dove's walk-off homer

DUDLEY -- Wayne South nearly waited too long to get its offense going on Thursday night. The big bats finally woke up in the fifth inning. South blasted two home runs in the final two innings, including a walk-off shot...

Junior Legion boxes

C.B. Aycock 807 20 -- 17 14 0 Wayne West 100 20 -- 3 6 4 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Adam Pate 1-3, RBI; Ben Rouse 1-2; Garrett Joyner 1-3; RBI; Justin Barbour 2-3; Jordan Lee RBI; Ryan...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mount Olive's Levitt, Knox chosen in Major League draft

MOC Sports Information NEW YORK, N.Y. - Two more Mount Olive College players were selected during day three of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, as pitcher Pete Levitt was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 32nd round and...

Wilson Blue slips past Wayne West

Junior Legion Wilson Blue 10, Wayne West 8 * Wayne West came up short in a 10-8 loss to visiting Wilson Blue on Thursday. Jonathan Cherry and Collin Hinnant both finished with three hits for Wayne West. John Winslow and...

C.B. Aycock's Farmer signs with Louisburg

PIKEVILLE -- Productive each of his two varsity seasons, Tyler Farmer eagerly anticipated preseason baseball workouts that started in January. He expected a breakout senior campaign. But two stress fractures in his lower back sidelined the Charles B. Aycock standout....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Trojans' Capps drafter by Mariners

MOUNT OLIVE -- Three years ago, Mount Olive College's baseball program took a chance on a lightly-recruited catcher with little pitching experience and a relentless work ethic. It's safe to say Carter Capps was worth the risk. The Seattle Mariners...

Solid tryout helps Wayne Christian senior with choice

Gregory Alexander silently changed clothes as Catawba's players joked in the locker room. The Wayne Christian standout finished dressing and headed toward the practice field. He stood quietly as Indians head coach Liam Farrell introduced him. "This is Greg and...

Aycock, Southern Wayne athletes cop player-of-the-year accolades

East-West All-Star baseball selection Jonathan Taylor emerged one of five county athletes to earn Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference player-of-the-year accolades for the spring sports season. Taylor, a catcher/second baseman, helped lead Charles B. Aycock to the 2011 ECC regular-season...

Phillies go after Wright

GREENVILLE -- Whether he was in the unfamiliar position of watching from the dugout early in his career at East Carolina or as an every day starter, Zach Wright never stopped working. That commitment to constantly improving ultimately paid off....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Post 11 avoids the meltdown this time

KINSTON -- Not this time. Two days after suffering a middle-inning meltdown in South Division play, Wayne County Post 11 refused to experience the same disappointment Monday evening. Hunter Barnette tossed 31/3 innings of six-strikeout relief and Post 11 claimed...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hampton throws no-hitter for C.B. Aycock junior legion

Junior Legion Hampton throws no-hitter * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock seized a pair of shutouts, 2-0 and 5-0, against Wilson Blue in Junior American Legion baseball action Sunday afternoon. Bobby Hampton tossed a no-hitter in the opener. He struck...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Princeton vs. Murphy-Pamlico

Elimination game Princeton 5, Murphy 4, 9 innings RALEIGH -- Ashleigh Mayes scampered home on a fielding error and Princeton turned back Murphy, 5-4, in nine innings during elimination-round play Friday evening. It was Princeton's first-ever final four victory. "I...

Wayne County Post 11 splits doubleheader with Pitt County Post 39

PIKEVILLE -- Rob Watt's return as Wayne County Post 11's head coach did not entirely go as planned. Post 11 squandered an eight-run lead and dropped the second game of a doubleheader 13-12 to Pitt County Post 39 on Saturday...

Princeton vs. Pamlico-Murphy box scores

Eastern Regional final Pamlico 200 000 0 -- 2 5 0 Princeton 000 001 0 -- 1 8 3 Leading hitters -- Pamlico -- Katie Lachman 2-3, RBI; Leigh Ward 1-4, 2B. Princeton -- Megan Gerrell 3-4; Katlyn Peedin 2-4,...

Princeton-East Surry box

Princeton 000 100 0 -- 1 4 3 East Surry 010 100 x -- 2 4 1 Leading hitters -- Princeton -- Hannah Woodard 2-2; Tori Paul 1-3, RBI; Megan Gerrell 1-3.East Surry -- Evelynne Wells 2-3; Julie Bullington 1-2;...

Grantham earns PBC academic accolade

PEMBROKE -- UNC Pembroke graduate Lynn Grantham earned a spot on the 2011 Peach Belt Conference All-Academicc softball team. Grantham led the Braves with four home runs and 17 RBI, and started all 45 games. She finished second on...

Wayne North wins in Ham's debut as head coach

PIKEVILLE -- Wayne North jumped in front just seconds into the ballgame and rallied past Charles B. Aycock 7-3 on the Junior American Legion baseball scene on Friday night. Following an extended run in the state playoffs by Eastern Wayne...

C.B. Aycock-Wayne North box

Wayne North 104 020 0 -- 7 6 2 C.B. Aycock 000 003 0 -- 3 5 3 Leading hitters -- Wayne North -- Ryan Faucette 2-4, RBI; Tyler Huetter 2-4, RBI; Josh Dixon 1-2, RBI; Jeremy Lancaster 1-3. C.B....

Three-time state champ East Surry eliminates Princeton

RALEIGH -- Princeton had its chances. East Surry made sure the Bulldawgs could not capitalize. The Cardinals scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fourth inning and held on for a 2-1 win in semifinal-round play of the...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Princeton faces Pamlico

Don't be satisfied is the message Terry Braswell has passed along daily to his Princeton softball team, which has spent the week practicing and preparing for its first-ever appearance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A final four....

Post 11-Wilson box score

Wilson Post 13 200 002 100 -- 5 11 4 Wayne County 010 223 00x -- 8 11 3 Leading hitters -- Wilson Post 13 -- Parker Lamm 1-4; Spencer Boykin 1-5; Jacob Page 1-5; Zac Houchins 2-5, 2 HR,...

Post 11's bottom hitters productive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Assisant coach Jackson Massey penciled some guys into the bottom of Wayne County Post 11's lineup on Thursday evening simply looking to give them a chance to play early in the season. That chance to play turned...

West Florida denies Trojans' CWS dreams

CARY -- The "hitting ghosts" haunted Mount Olive College one final time Thursday afternoon. The Trojans just couldn't connect on the key base knock. West Florida did. All-American right fielder Greg Pron delivered the game-winning, two-RBI single in the seventh...

Different factors motivate Pirates, Tar Heels, Wolfpack as postseason begins

Redemption and character. One last shot. A chance to rekindle a program tradition. All those incentives are driving forces for five former Wayne County alumni when the NCAA Division I baseball tournament gets underway today at 16 regionals throughout the...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday junior legion

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek pounded out 15 hits en route to a 15-9 win over Wayne West during Junior Legion baseball action Wednesday night. Matt Rogers emerged as Spring Creek's leading hitter with three base knocks. Allen Coor,...

MOC-Millersville

CARY -- Jeremy Hall constantly escaped trouble. Tyler Smith and Daniel Coffey provided the big hits. And Mount Olive lived to play another day. The No. 2-ranked Trojans avoided elimination from the 2011 NCAA Division II College World Series with...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stevens: Tressel rises from obscurity, falls from grace at Ohio St.

Jim Tressel's fall from being one of the elite coaches in college football may ultimately prove to be as resounding as his rise from relative obscurity to be the face of one of the dominant programs in the country. Tressel...

Area Preps Digest

Will Janning and Stacie Salter earned the Roy Whitfield Award for outstanding athletic achievement by a male and female, respectively, during the Spring Creek spring awards ceremony Tuesday evening. Janning also received the Doug Anderson Award. Here are the...

Trojans, Marauders meet again

CARY -- Two of the nation's teams ranked among the top three in national polls earned the "two and cue" tag during the 2011 NCAA Division II College World Series. Good-bye No. 1 Grand Valley State. Nice meeting you No....

MOC trio recognized

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The postseason accolades continue to pile up for Carter Capps, Michael Knox and Jacob Rogers. The Mount Olive College trio has been named to the 2011 National College Baseball Writers Association Division II All-America...

Post 11-Post 67 box score

Cary Post 67 431 000 330 -- 14 15 1 Wayne County 102 650 01x -- 15 19 1 Leading hitters -- Cary -- Chris Williams 2-4, 2B, RBI; Stephen McKinney 4-4, 3 RBI; Joe Pistacchio 2-5, 3 RBI; Ben...

Post 11 wins marathon slugfest

MOUNT OLIVE -- In a game that featured 34 total hits, Cody Davis got the one base knock that mattered most. Davis singled home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning and Wayne County Post 11 hung...