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Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Faye Franklin secured low gross during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Pete Reaves and Mary Morris claimed low net and low putts, respectively....

All-Area softball: Bulldogs' Paul named pitcher-of-the-year

Once Tori Paul strapped on a helmet and went to work inside the pitcher's circle, the nerves and shyness seemed to disappear. She gained a competitive edge and undoubtedly got down to business. The Princeton right-hander baffled hitters throughout the...

All-Area softball: Princeton's Braswell named top coach

Terry Braswell is uncomfortable taking any of the credit for the success of the Princeton softball program. He never really knows what to say about the Bulldogs' string of accomplishments during his head coaching tenure, and he always attempts to...

Post 11 turns back pesky Jones County

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11 didn't enjoy its best offensive outing at the plate Friday evening. It relied on its defense and pitching, instead, to turn back pesky Area II member Jones County Post 154. Reed Howell and...

Post 11-Jones County box

Friday's game (at Scarborough Field, MOC) Jones County 000 000 000 -- 0 12 1 Wayne County 000 110 10x -- 3 7 0 Leading hitters -- Jones County Post 154 -- Gunner Tyndall 4-4; Kyle Gaskins 2-4; Shane Hardison...

Wayne County gets mercy-rule win over Ahoskie Post 102

In the midst of a rigorous five-day stretch of five consecutive games, Wayne County needs as many chances to cruise as it can get. Post 11 didn't waste one of those opportunities on Saturday afternoon. Wayne County pounded out 14...

Post 11 staff makes official cut, gets down to business

MOUNT OLIVE -- The toughest part of the season -- cut date -- is over. Now the Wayne County Post 11 coaching staff and remaining players can concentrate on the ultimate goal -- reaching the state tournament for the first...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association news

Nan Jarrell emerged the game-of-the-week winner during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Mary Ann Sutton and Linda Watson captured low net and low putts, respectively....

ECBL: East Duplin turns back Wayne

BEULAVILLE -- Austin Howell collected two hits and two RBI in Wayne's 9-6 loss to East Duplin in an ECBL game Thursday evening. Mason Bland (RBI), Brandon Price (RBI), John Strickland (RBI), Jacob Magera, Mitch Turnage and Tanner Rose each...

ECBL: C.B. Aycock White off to 3-0 start

DEEP RUN -- Charles B. Aycock White improved to 3-0 in Eastern Carolina Baseball League play with an 11-7 win at South Lenoir on Thursday evening. Jacob Sanford led the Golden Falcons with three hits. Braxton Leeper (three RBI), Cameron...

ECBL: Spring Creek defeats North Lenoir Green

La GRANGE -- Matt Rogers drove in the go-ahead run and Will Rouse threw a complete game during Spring Creek's 4-3 victory over North Lenoir Green in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League game Thursday evening. Chad Spurgeon knotted the game...

All-Area softball: Burroughs picked as player-of-the-year

Meredith Burroughs entered this season with a giant target on her back. The junior owned the team lead in 10 offensive categories last season as Charles B. Aycock captured the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A softball title. The...

Trojans' Dillon named Southeast's top pitcher, makes A-A squad

Matt Dillon proved productivity is never an accident, but the result of commitment to excellence and a focused effort on the mound this spring. The out-spoken Mount Olive College senior worked diligently in the offseason, assumed a pivotal leadership role...

All-Area baseball: Hobbs selected coach-of-the-year

James Hobbs has a few luxuries that baseball coaches at small schools traditionally do not have. He has a core group of players that have been sharing the diamond since their elementary years. They gained experience on the JV level...

All-Area baseball: Brann named pitcher-of-the-year

Ben Brann discovered the harmony between consistency and maturity during the offseason. He and his Greene Central baseball teammates certainly benefited from it this spring. The Rams earned a share of the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference championship for the fourth...

ECBL great way for players to hone their skills

In recent years, the options for local high school baseball players hoping to hone their skills during the summer have become increasingly expensive with few guarantees of playing time. Junior American Legion baseball was not a cost-friendly option for most...

Ahoskie-Post 11 box

Ahoskie 001 000 0 -- 1 2 3 Wayne County 401 125 x -- 13 14 2 Leading hitters -- Ahoskie Post 102 -- Mason Wright 1-3; Cecil Lowe 1-3. Wayne County Post 11 -- Adam Pate 3-5, HR, 2...

All-Area baseball: Pate named player-of-the-year

A fierce competitor, a Division I talent on the field, a hard worker in the classroom and a leader by example. Adam Pate has been each of those things for the Charles B. Aycock varsity baseball program over the past...