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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Marilyn "Pete" Reaves emerged Walnut Creek Cup champion, while Evelyn Rose claimed runner-up honors. Hiromi Sueki won first flight, while Penny Ritt claimed second flight. The Cup champion was determined by the best three net scores during four regular...

2013 N.C. Senior American Legion state baseball tournament results

WILSON -- Results for the 2013 N.C. Senior American Legion state baseball tournament at historic Fleming Stadium: Friday's games Game 1 -- Shelby 4, Kernersville 1 Game 2 -- Lincoln County 5, Randolph County 3 Game 3 -- Garner 4,...

One more day: High school football season kicks off Thursday

Charles B. Aycock and Eastern Wayne will meet at 8 a.m. Rosewood players will gather at 8:45, while Southern Wayne's season commences at 9 a.m. in Dudley. Weather permitting, Spring Creek will start at 5 p.m. Three teams -- Goldsboro,...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Living his dream: Brewers' rookie just enjoying the moment

rcoggins@newsargus.com CHICAGO -- Neither a hostile crowd nor the bright lights bothered rookie Rob Wooten when he stepped onto the mound at Coors Field in Colorado last Friday evening. He felt right at home. "Once I got on the mound,...

McGee, DuBose sign with Francis Marion

FLORENCE, S.C. -- A trio of Southeastern Community College teammates will play for perennial Division II baseball power Francis Marion University in 2014. Nick McGee and Eric DuBose, who each starred at Charles B. Aycock High School, and fellow...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Teresa Shearin carded an 18-hole round of 75 and emerged the game-of-the-week and low gross winner during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Rhonda William took low net. Linda Watson collected low putts....

Monday, July 29, 2013

2013 N.C. Senior American Legion state tournament results

WILSON -- Results for the 2013 N.C. Senior American Legion state baseball tournament at historic Fleming Stadium: Friday's games Game 1 -- Shelby 4, Kernersville 1 Game 2 -- Lincoln County 5, Randolph County 3 Game 3 -- Garner 4,...

Saturday, July 27, 2013

He's in 'The Show' -- Fremont's Wooten makes MLB debut in Colorado

rcoggins@newsargus.com DENVER -- Welcome to the Big Show, Rob Wooten. The Fremont native made his Major League debut on the mound and at the plate during Milwaukee's 8-3 loss to Colorado at Coors Field on Friday evening. Wooten tossed 2...

NFHS changes draw positive reactions from coaches

rcoggins@newsargus.com GREENSBORO -- Rules revisions, clarifications and changes created quite a stir during the annual North Carolina Coaches Association clinic. Some coaches left scratching their heads. Others absorbed the information to think about later. Most exited with the mindset that...

Nine new faces join MOC men's soccer team

MOUNT OLIVE -- The 2013 recruiting class joining the Mount Olive College men's soccer program has an eastern North Carolina flavor. Six newcomers hail from the Tar Heel state, while the remaining trio comes from Missouri, California and Georgia....

2013 N.C. Senior American Legion state baseball tournament pairings

WILSON -- Results for the 2013 N.C. Senior American Legion state baseball tournament at historic Fleming Stadium: Friday's games Game 1 -- Shelby 4, Kernersville 1 Game 2 -- Lincoln County 5, Randolph County 3 Game 3 -- Garner 4,...

Friday, July 26, 2013

N.C. Senior American Legion state tournament pairings

WILSON -- Pairings the 2013 N.C. Senior American Legion state baseball tournament at historic Fleming Stadium: Friday's games Game 1 -- Shelby (34-7) vs. Kernersville (29-8), 9:30 a.m. Game 2 -- Randolph County (31-5) vs. Lincoln County (20-14), 12:30 p.m....

Outdoors column: Even the finickiest of fish will strike a fly

Rainy weather put a damper on the fishing lately, with runoff tainting all of the lakes, rivers and even the Atlantic. I had scheduled a trout trip to the mountains. However, when I contacted my source, he said the place...

Lightning strikes most dangerous on open water

rhanchett@newsargus.com The volatile weather across eastern North Carolina this summer has had serious consequences. Farmers are worried about tobacco crops, emergency officials are concerned about the potential for flooding and outdoorsmen are leery of being caught in a storm. A...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

N.C. Senior American Legion state tournament schedule

WILSON -- Pairings for the 2013 N.C. Senior American Legion state baseball tournament at historic Fleming Stadium: Friday's games Game 1 -- Shelby (34-7) vs. Kernersville (29-8), 9:30 a.m. Game 2 -- Randolph County (31-5) vs. Lincoln County (20-14), 12:30...

Lane Tree Ladies golf news

Linda Watson claimed game-of-the-week and low gross accolades during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Novella Zambelli captured low net....

Wilmington Post 10 returns to defend state title

rcoggins@newsargus.com WILSON -- The defending state champion returns. Three teams make their first-ever appearance. The remaining four teams have been there, done that. In all, a total of eight squads comprise the field for the 2013 North Carolina Senior American...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Farmer records hole-in-one at GMGC

Gene Farmer collected his third career hole-in-one on No. 16 while playing a round at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Frank Jordan, Phil Talerico and Mike Froline witnessed the feat....

2013 NC Senior Legion state tournament pairings

WILSON -- Pairings for opening-round play and complete schedule for the 2013 N.C. Senior American Legion state baseball tournament at historic Fleming Stadium: Friday's games Game 1 -- Shelby (34-7) vs. Kernersville (29-8), 9:30 a.m. Game 2 -- Randolph County...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Sam Gillett won low gross and Marilyn "Pete" Reaves emerged the low net winner during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Reaves also claimed the 2013 Walnut Creek State Play-Day crown. Faye Franklin took low putts. Last...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Six new faces added to MOC women's lacrosse team

MOUNT OLIVE -- Second-year Mount Olive College head women's lacrosse coach Grant Kelam has started his recruiting for the 2014 season. Kelam signed six defenders, including a pair of high school teammates -- Sade Allen and Nicholle Galletti. Allen,...

Monday, July 22, 2013

NCISAA meeting brings about tweaks in playoff systems

The dual-team tennis format -- as expected -- generated debate during the annual Board of Managers meeting conducted by N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association. The 3-A schools remained in favor of the system they've used for more than a...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Association's Board of Managers discuss tennis playoffs

The dual-team tennis format -- as expected -- generated debate during the annual Board of Managers meeting conducted by N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association. The 3-A schools remained in favor of the system they've used for more than a decade....

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pirates picked to win C-USA East Division football crown

IRVING, Texas -- Coming off its sixth bowl appearance in the last seven years, East Carolina has been tabbed the Conference USA East Division favorite by the league's 14 head coaches in a poll conducted Wednesday morning. The Pirates...

Local opinion -- SEC could head down slippery slope

Steve Spurrier may have been right but he also took the first steps down what is certain to be a slippery slope. Spurrier, the head football coach at the University of South Carolina, revealed at the SEC Media Days on...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Trojans hire new softball assistant coach

MOUNT OLIVE -- Eric Lee, who helped Campbell University set a single-season stolen base record, has been named assistant softball coach at Mount Olive College. Lee will serve as hitting coach and assist with recruiting. "I'm extremely excited to...

Inaugural year a rousing success for EEVC

The end-of-season celebration confirmed the Eastern Elite Volleyball Club accomplished more than it expected during its inaugural season of competition. The Club's four teams participated in 125 matches and had individual players earn all-regional tournament accolades in each age...

Blazers' team effort pleases Norris

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Two runner-up finishes. One final four appearance. Wayne County Blazers 14-Under head basketball coach Danny Norris couldn't be more pleased with his team's performance on the court this season. Especially this past week. After...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lane Tree Ladies golf news

Two diehard golfers -- Mary Ann Sutton and Linda Watson -- staged a one-on-one battle on the rain-soaked Lane Tree Golf Club layout. Sutton claimed game-of-the-week and low gross honors. Watson carded low net. No other golfer competed in...

Monday, July 15, 2013

WCMA: Clark Rose defends Open Division championship

Clark Rose chose not to look at the leader board during the final round of the Wayne County Men's Amateur at Lane Tree Golf Club on Sunday afternoon. The decision paid off with a second consecutive victory. Rose fired...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

WCMA: Final 36-hole scores for 2013 tournament

Wayne County Mens Amateur After first round Open Division Campbell,Brandon 67 Buschmann,Ian 68 Gardner,Hayden 69 Brindley,Kevin 70 Jones,Brad 70 Jones,Dane 70 McKee, Trae 70 Ogburn,Shane 70 Rose,Clark 71 Smith,Dustin 71 Sauls,Michael 72 Sutton,Lionel 72 Williams,Eric 72 Herring,Kevin 74 Joyner,Jeremy 74...

Rain cancels second round of WCMA

Heavy rains made playing conditions on the opening day of the Wayne County Men's Amateur tougher than expected. The wet weather cancelled Saturday's second-round. After downpours soaked the field at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Friday the tournament committee was...

Busco Beach hosts ATV Extreme Dirt Track Series

License plates from Washington State, New York, Oklahoma, South Dakota, California and all points in between told the story. ATV racing isn't just a sport, it's a passion and a way of life. Riders and fans from across America gathered...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Post 11 battled more than rivals in 2013

Wayne County Post 11 wasn't just battling it's old American Legion rivals this summer, Mother Nature proved to be a formidable opponent as well. Post 11 had 14 games rained out this summer while eight returning players worked to develop...

WCMA tees off today

The best golfers in Wayne County hit the links this morning for the opening round of the 2013 Wayne County Men's Amateur at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. The field of 140 players was greeted by wet weather that is expected...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rose among deep field in Wayne County Men's Amateur

rhanchett@newsargus.com Clark Rose sank the final putt at the 2012 Wayne County Men's Amateur golf tournament to seal his first victory in the event. Rose will hit the first tee shot when the 2013 tournament opens on Friday morning at...

Stevens: All-Star game far from perfect

Eleven years ago, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig made the infamous decision of halting the 2002 All-Star game after 11 innings with the score tied at 7-7 because both teams were out of pitching. A year later, Selig coined...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Local golf

Lane Tree LGA * Cathy Garris claimed low gross and game-of-the-week honors during play at Lane Tree Gold Club this week despite wet conditions around the course. Novella Zambelli carded the low net and Mary Ann Sutton finished with low...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pitt County eliminates Wayne County Post 11

rhanchett@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- For the second time in three days Pitt County Post 39 pitcher Jarrett Ozimek took the ball and strode to the pitchers mound with the same result. Ozimek pitched four sterling innings of relief and earned his...

Monday, July 8, 2013

American Legion baseball box

Wayne County 023 400 002 -- 11 10 2 Pitt County 101 001 020 -- 5 10 4 Leading hitters -- Wayne County Post 11 -- Garrett Joyner 2-4, RBI; Ryan Faucette 3-5; Duane Gurganus 2-4; Ashton Cox 1-3, 2...

Wayne County forces third game

astevens@newsargus.com GREENVILLE -- Another opportunity to shake off some rust turned into a chance for Wayne County to build some momentum. Playing for just the second time since June 26, Post 11 kept its season alive with an 11-5 victory...

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Wayne County drops opener to Pitt

By RYAN HANCHETT rhanchett@newsargus.com  DUDLEY -- Pitt County Post 39 built a huge lead after four innings and never looked back in a 9-5 win over Wayne County in the opening game of the American Legion Area I East Division...

Friday, July 5, 2013

Post 11 playoff story

MOUNT OLIVE -- Regular-season play is done. Area I commissioner Bob Figulski emailed his decision to the athletic officers and coaches on Wednesday evening. He's elected to give all eight teams a shot at emerging as the Area I...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Nashville's Wooten selected for PCL All-Star team

NASHVILLE -- Good things usually happen unexpectedly. Rob Wooten is living proof these days. The Nashville Sounds right-hander got the news late Tuesday evening that he's been selected as a reserve pitcher for the Pacific Coast League in the...

Weather certainly not helping Area I East Division teams

MOUNT OLIVE -- The frustrating rainouts continue and the 11th hour is quickly approaching for Senior Legion baseball teams in Area I East Division play. And the make-up dates are disappearing. Heavy rainfall has forced cancellation of 10 division...

Local opinion: National anthem more than just words

As a kid my favorite part of attending any sporting event usually centered around catching a foul ball, trips to the concession stand and spending quality time with my dad. Like a lot of children, I grew up thinking the...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Post 11 washed out ... again

For the 13th time this season, Mother Nature washed out a Wayne County Post 11 baseball game Monday evening. So, Post 11 and Pitt County Pos 39 will attempt to play their Area I East contest today at Southern Wayne...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Nan Jarrell sloshed her way to game-of-the-week honors on the soggy Lane Tree Golf Club links. Novella Zambella seized low net. Mary Ann Sutton claimed low putts....

Monday, July 1, 2013

ECBL: Smith's double caps Gators' mercy-rule win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Sawyer Smith invoked the mercy rule with a fifth-inning double and Spring Creek defeated Wayne, 11-1, on the Eastern Carolina Baseball League scene. Chad Spurgeon led the Gators with two hits and an RBI. Allen Coor contributed...

ECBL: Spurgeon throws 4-hitter against Wilson Christian

WILSON -- Chad Spurgeon scattered four hits in a complete-game effort during Spring Creek's 5-2 triumph over Eastern Carolina Baseball League foe Wilson Christian. Spurgeon fanned seven batters and yielded two runs (one earned). Will Rouse tripled and drove in...

Rain continues to wreak havoc for Area I East teams

MOUNT OLIVE -- The madness continues. And Mother Nature keeps interfering. Every Area I East Division team has at least two or more games to make up before the season-ending playoffs begin July 7. Ten Division games were rained...