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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lane Tree Ladies Golf

Nan Jarrell emerged as the game-of-the-week winner while competing from the red tees on the Lane Tree Golf Course links. Mary Ann Sutton seized low net and Cathy Garris grabbed low putts. Libby Newsome was the game-of-the-week champ from the...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

Maureen Prys recorded a hole-in-one during the Walnut Creek Nine and Dine Pink Ball Tournament. Teammates Mary Morris, Scott McConnaughey and Bob Julian witnessed the shot. The Prys team claimed first place overall. In weekly play, Faye Franklin won low...

ECBL: Gators pick up mercy-rule win over Rebels

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Landon Smothers and Levi Miller combined for a one-hitter on the mound, and Spring Creek handed North Duplin a 13-1 mercy-rule loss in Eastern Carolina Baseball League action. Smothers threw a no-hitter through four innings and retired...

COLUMN: Summitt's passing is a celebration of her success

The news of Pat Summitt's battle with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's Type, shocked the basketball world five years ago. Summitt succumbed to the disease Tuesday. She was 64. The outbreak of emotions extended worldwide for a woman who undoubtedly was...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Spring Creek grad Will Rouse signs with Lenoir CC

bcoley@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek head coach Heath Whitfield views pitcher Will Rouse as a leader by example. No yelling, crying or any sort of demonstrative behavior. The young pitcher projects a quiet, mild-mannered personality. The resounding sound of...

LEGION: Farmville Post 151 baseball box @ Wayne County Post 11

Monday's game (at Scarborough Field, UMO) Farmville 000 001 10 -- 2 12 3 Post 11 018 200 01 -- 12 9 2 Leading hitters: Farmville Post 151 -- Hunter Stephens 1-3; Arron Thigpen 1-1; Jilmar Bynum 2-2; Don Pigford...

LEGION: Despite mercy-rule win, Post 11 struggles against Farmville

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Same story. Different day. And the frustration continues to show on Jason Sherrer's face. As it has done all season, Wayne County Post 11 struggled -- again -- to score with runners in scoring position and...

ECBL: CBA White baseball box @ Goldsboro

Monday's game CBA White 011 010 0 -- 3 4 3 Goldsboro 001 030 x -- 4 7 1 Leading hitters: Charles B. Aycock White -- Tyree Artis 1-3, RBI; Trey Smith 1-3, RBI; Clay Matthews 1-3; Blake Dilda 1-1....

ECBL: Goldsboro rallies past CBA White

jhayes@newsargus.com Details, details, details. Goldsboro High exhibited command of the game's finer points when they mattered most during its come-from-behind, 4-3 victory over Eastern Carolina Baseball League juggernaut Charles B. Aycock White at Mina Weil Park on Monday evening. The...

Monday, June 27, 2016

LEGION BOXES: Wayne County Post 11 @ West Craven

Sunday's games Game 1 Post 11 001 303 0 -- 7 8 1 West Craven 140 000 1 -- 6 9 2 Leading hitters: Wayne County Post 11 -- Ethan Chapin 1-3, 2B, RBI; Jack Casbarro 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI;...

LEGION: Post 11 rallies twice, takes pair of 1-run wins over West Craven

rcoggins@newsargus.com VANCEBORO -- Lady Luck, at times, has a very unkind way of running out on her date. She stuck by Jack Casbarro's side Sunday evening. The rising junior at Southern Wayne helped Wayne County Post 11 post 7-6 and...

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Princeton's Braswell named coach-of-the-year

PRINCETON -- One goal. One team. Princeton head coach softball coach Terry Braswell preached those two reminders every day in practice. He could see the players' potential and knew that hard work, along with determination, could lead to a record-setting...

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Rebels' Pate repeats as pitcher-of-the-year

CALYPSO -- "She's got one more year?" groaned a parent. "No, I think she's a senior," another parent replied. "Are y'all sure? Seems to me she's been around forever so this has got to be it for her," quipped another...

ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Princeton's Wood named player-of-the-year

PRINCETON -- While her teammates celebrated their state 1-A softball championship on the short ride down Highway 70 back to campus, one teammate had a million thoughts racing through her head. Hailey Wood had just played her last high school...

Sunday, June 26, 2016

ECBL: North Lenoir defeats Spring Creek

La GRANGE -- North Lenoir exploded for seven first-inning runs and cruised past Spring Creek, 8-3, in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League contest. Jensen Barwick paced the Gators' offense with two hits and two RBI. Christian Yarborough started on the...

SENIOR LEGION: Post 11 turns back Farmville

FARMVILLE -- Jack Casbarro swatted his first-ever home run on the Senior American Legion baseball scene and Wayne County Post 11 claimed an 11-6 decision over Area I East newcomer Farmville Post 151 on Friday evening. It was Casbarro's fourth...

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Aycock's Davis named pitcher-of-the-year

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- He grew up along a drag-bunted stretch of Highway 117 north, snug in the powder blue baseball culture his family scratched out of the dirt.   His childhood, like many in Wayne County,...

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Saints' Jernigan named player-of-the-year

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- The weight room at Southern Wayne High School is a smallish box of  bricks on the east side of its sprawling, hemispherical campus. Stationed in the foreground of the 700 wing, it houses...

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Gators' Whitfield selected as coach-of-the-year

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- The concept dates back a century, when ballparks perched tall on the street corners of an expanding America, spilling shadows on passers by and hosting the most colossal figures of our national pastime...