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Friday, March 9, 2012

MOC sports wrap

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- JUCO transfer Geno Escalante cranked out two doubles and collected four RBI, and Will Bynum slugged the go-ahead home run in Mount Olive's 12-3, non-conference triumph over California (Pa.) University at Scarborough Field on...

Misty Edwards signs with PCC

A gritty player who eats, breathes and sleeps softball, Misty Edwards carefully weighed all of her options before deciding where to continue her softball career. The Charles B. Aycock second baseman looked at Salem College, N.C. Wesleyan and several Division...

Local digest

Softball Rosewood 4, Midway 1 * Rosewood got a strong performance in the pitcher's circle from Amanda Beckert and defeated Midway 4-1 on Thursday afternoon. Beckert improved to 3-0 on the season and did not allow an earned run in...

Wayne Christian baseball preview

The first pitch of 2012 ushered in a new era in the baseball program at Wayne Christian School. The Eagles have a new coach and a variety of new faces to put into place as the non-conference schedule transitions into...

MOC Lancaster men working together

Teams often go through stretches where the disconnect between the coaching staff and the players causes problems. Coaches do not understand the workload that the players have to manage. Players do not understand that the coaches' decisions are in the...

Southern Wayne baseball preview

Southern Wayne head coach Trae McKee has a unique problem: more quality players in the dugout than he has spots on the lineup card heading into the 2012 regular season. "It really is something that a lot of coaches would...

Rosewood baseball preview

There is little consistency from season to season in the 1-A ranks of high school baseball. No one understands that better than fourth-year Rosewood head coach Jason King. King took a veteran group to the N.C. High School Athletic Association...

WCDS baseball preview

A week and a half before Wayne Country Day's season opener, members of its team were on a school trip in Greece. Perhaps that is not exactly what head coach Michael Taylor was referring to when he said, "Wayne Country...

Spring Creek baseball preview

A teachable group, a mix of seasoned veterans and enthusiastic underclassmen, Spring Creek has given head coach Heath Whitfield plenty of reasons to be optimistic. The Gators have shown plenty of promise during preseason practices as four returning seniors have...

Faith Christian baseball preview

Faith Christian consistently wins in the N.C. Christian Schools Association Coastal 2-A baseball ranks, but emerging triumphant on the state level has been frustrating in recent years. Particularly 2010. The Conquerors carried a 13-0 record into the state championship that...

Goldsboro High School baseball preview

Faded over time and tattered at the edges, framed images of black-and-white photographs silently stare at passers-by who walk through the hallway outside the Goldsboro High weight room. Those heroes of past Cougar baseball teams are reminders of a tradition-rich...

Eastern Wayne baseball preview

A chance to honor a hurting teammate and the opportunity to build upon last season's success. Eastern Wayne has no shortage of motivation entering the 2012 season. The Warriors have dedicated the season to teammate Jake May, who is out...

Conference Carolinas preview

Mount Olive knows that preseason polls are nothing more than someone's opinion. Conference championships speak for themselves. For the first time in recent memory, the Trojans were not picked to win the Conference Carolinas regular-season crown this spring. MOC, instead,...