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Friday, July 3, 2015

McAlduff chooses next path of football career, decides on The Apprentice School

rcoggins@newsargus.com Luke McAlduff intended to smack a few golf balls around some of the nation's most-challenging courses as a member of the William Peace University men's golf team. McAlduff, instead, is trading in his golf clubs for a blowtorch. The...

ECBL: Wayne Country Day sweeps Bethel Christian

Wayne Country Day concluded its Eastern Carolina Baseball League campaign with a doubleheader sweep of Bethel Christian, 2-0 and 4-3, on a stormy Thursday afternoon. John Strickland belted a two-run home run in the opener. Tucker Chapin, Ethan Chapin,...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

ECBL: Gators deal Saints' three-run loss

cellis@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Signs indicating the end of the summer baseball season were everywhere at Southern Wayne on Wednesday afternoon. There was a smaller crowd and smaller teams. What should have been a doubleheader between Eastern Carolina Baseball League foes...

ECBL: Spring Creek-Southern Wayne baseball box

Spring Creek 016 000 1 -- 8 13 2 So. Wayne 200 300 0 -- 5 4 2 Leading hitters: Southern Wayne -- Josh Jernigan 0-2, RBI; Braxton Bradshaw, 2-3, 2 RBI; Alex O'Neal, 1-3; Spring Creek -- Levi Miller,...

Hoop dreams: "They've got next"

Styles Kendall waits patiently on the bench -- pulling at his socks and anxiously tapping his feet. He unties his laces then ties them again -- saying nothing as he keeps one eye on the pickup basketball game taking place...

ECBL: Pikeville Orange, Snow Hill split twinbill

SNOW HILL -- Carson Smitherman cranked out two hits and scored three runs as Pikeville Orange defeated Snow Hill, 7-2, in game one of their Eastern Carolina Baseball League doubleheader Wednesday afternoon. Snow Hill claimed the nightcap, 5-0. In...

ECBL: East Duplin @ New Hope baseball boxscores

Game 1 East Duplin 020 02 -- 4 6 1 New Hope 045 1x -- 10 10 0 Leading hitters: East Duplin -- Ethan Bostic 1-3; Trey Price 2-3; Ty Blizzard 1-2, RBI; Joe Press 1-1; Nick Maready 1-2, RBI....

ECBL: New Hope's offensive firepower shows up in regular-season finale

rcoggins@newsargus.com New Hope finally grasped the concept of quality at-bats during its doubleheader against East Duplin on a warm, humid Wednesday evening. Too bad it was the regular-season finale. The Warriors cranked out 19 hits during their doubleheader sweep of...

Senior Legion: Area I East tournament pairings

Regular-season champion Wayne County Post 11 and Wilson Post 13 each received an opening-round bye for the 2015 Area I East Division playoffs, according to brackets finalized Wednesday evening. Play begins Sunday with two best-of-three series -- Pitt County vs....

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ECBL: Smitherman delivers game-winning hit in bottom of 8th for Pikeville Orange

PIKEVILLE -- Carson Smitherman delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth inning and lifted Pikeville Orange past Spring Creek, 1-0, at Charles Davis Field. Smitherman ended the game 2-for-2 with one RBI. Nolan Harrell, Tyler Daniels and...

ECBL: Burt mashes walk-off home run, WCDS knocks off Pikeville Green

Hunter Burt smashed a game-winning, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Wayne Country Day knocked off Pikeville Green, 6-5, in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League game Tuesday. Burt ended the day with two hits and...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Hiromi Sueki captured low gross honors during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Evelyn Rose and Linda Cannon claimed low net and low putts, respectively....

ECBL: Snow Hill benefits from Eastern Wayne's defensive miscues

cellis@newsargus.com With the Eastern Carolina Baseball League ending Thursday, Eastern Wayne head coach Randall Fields is stressing that his team finishes strong during what has been an up-and-down season. Two of the this week's four games have been more down...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rachel McCollum enters NCHSAA record book

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek graduate Rachel McCollum has added her name to the N.C. High School Athletic Association record book. McCollum posted an eye-popping .805 batting average for the year, the best single-season mark in state history. The previous...

ECBL: Brewer throws 2-hit gem for Pikeville Orange

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Zack Brewer was nearly unhittable on the bump and his Pikeville Orange teammates provided plenty of offense Monday evening. Brewer carved out a two-hitter and Orange banged out 10 hits in a 10-0, mercy rule-shortened victory over...

ECBL: Pikeville Green rallies in late innings, beats Wilson Christian

WILSON -- Pikeville Green plated five runs during the final three innings and turned back Wilson Christian, 6-3, in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League tilt Monday evening. Bradley Pate cranked out an RBI single in the fifth inning. Chandler Gentry...

ECBL: North Lenoir Black doubles up WCDS

La GRANGE -- Boone Moody, John Strickland and Ethan Chapin collected two hits apiece during Wayne Country Day's 12-6 loss to North Lenoir Black at Alphin Field on Monday evening. Strickland and Chapin combined for three RBI. Parker Smith,...

ECBL: Pikeville Orange-Parrott baseball box

Parrott 000 00 -- 0 2 1 Orange 540 01 -- 10 10 0 Leading hitters: Pikeville Orange -- Tyree Artis 2-3, RBI; Nolan Harrell 2-3, 3B, RBI; Blake Gipson 1-3, 2 RBI; Luke Frederick 2-2, RBI; Jordan Gay 1-2,...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Mary Morris emerged as the Walnut Creek Country Club Cup champion, while Faye Franklin finished runner-up. Hiromi Sueki and Linda Cannon claimed first and second flight, respectively. The winners in weekly play were Sueki (low gross), Morris (low net) and...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Nan Jarrell secured game-of-the-week honors and low gross during weekly play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Novella Zambelli captured low net accolades in a sudden-death playoff against Mary Cotner. Zambelli birdied No. 11, while Cotner chipped in...