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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CPIC loses automatic bid to postseason

rcoggins@newsargus.com Qualifying for the postseason has become a little more tenuous for Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference teams this calendar school year. Though the league has four members, it doesn't have the required number in either classification to earn an...

CBA's Brooks experienced learning curve in 1st year

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Notebooks chock full of conversations, observations and some new coaching plans became Steve Brooks' study guides during the offseason. He applied a few lessons while Charles B. Aycock participated in several 7-on-7 passing leagues this summer. He...

Princeton, N. Duplin add sports to respective athletic programs

rcoggins@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- A genuine interest prompted athletics directors from Princeton and North Duplin to each add a new sport to their respective programs this fall. North Duplin, on the heels of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, officially announced it...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Nan Jarrell claimed game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Barbara Hill seized low net. Sherry Minner secured low putts....

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wilmington eliminates Wayne County from state tournament

By Mike Duprez, The Dispatch LEXINGTON -- Corey Everett and Trey Croom each collected a pair of run-scoring singles as Wilmington Post 10 held off Wayne County, 5-3, marking the end of the season for Post 11 on Monday afternoon....

Late Jack Holley among latest class of NCHSAA Hall of Fame inductees

CHAPEL HILL -- Seven more outstanding individuals in the annals of state prep athletics have been selected for induction into the N.C. High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. The late Jack Holley of Teachey, Ralph Holloway of Morehead City,...

Monday, July 28, 2014

Shelby pulls away from Wayne County on late home run

Lexington Dispatch LEXINGTON -- A somewhat controversial forfeit win against High Point Post 87 kept Shelby Post 82 in the winner's bracket of the North Carolina American Legion state tournament. Brock Melton's bat put it one more win closer to...

National Karate champs return home

Adam Stewart has come a long way for a kid who wanted nothing to do with karate. His father, Jeff, coaxed him into doing karate at age five, and Adam was not a fan. He hated it. Then, he disliked...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Post 11 wins in walk-off fashion

BY MIKE DUPREZThe Dispatch Holt-Moffitt Field doesn't have a roller coaster but Wayne County must have felt like they were on one Saturday.Considering how it turned out, they'll take it.Logan Miller's two-out single brought home pinch runner Ryan Kelly with the...

Local martial artists medal at nationals

aetzler@newsargus.com Adam Stewart has come a long way for a kid who wanted nothing to do with karate.  His father, Jeff, coaxed him into doing karate at age five, and Adam was not a fan. He hated it. Then,...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Smith, Joyner provide offensive spark heading to state tournament

aetzler@newsargus.com Garrett Joyner watches as his teammate Zack Smith launches a ball over the right centerfield fence at Southern Wayne High School. "Bet you can't hit (that car)," Joyner says before Zack's next round of hacks. "Yeah I can," Smith...

Post 11 had simple formula to win title

rcoggins@newsargus.com LEXINGTON -- Have fun. Play hard. Block out the distractions. It's a simple message third-year Wayne County Post 11 head coach Jason Sherrer has given to his team in recent days. Now, the execution of those reminders are in...

Johnson narrowly escapes injury before state tournament

aetzler@newsargus.com It's often said that baseball is a game of inches. An inch here or an inch there can mean the difference in a strikeout or a walk. An inch here or an inch there can mean the difference in...