Category Archives: SPORTS

Just 15 slots left in growing amateur baseball league

NEW BERN – Hey sports fans! Carve out some time on Sunday afternoons this spring and summer for good, old-fashioned local baseball – wood bats and hard balls! Now embarking upon its third year, the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League hopes to add an eighth team prior to Opening Day, scheduled for Kafer Park in New Bern on Sunday, April 8. If you, or anyone you know, would like to participate this season, please see ads on Page A-15 and Page A-21 of this newspaper. And, unlike the major leagues, spectators for every game are always admitted free! In a brief interview this week, league commissi…

School’s historic bid for a dual 1-A State Championship falls short

All photos, compliments of County Compass sports reporter Christopher A. Davis Lady Canes receive introductions prior to start of their game versus the Mount Airy Lady Bears for the 1-A State High School Championship.   After the opening tipoff, the Canes quickly scored the first four points of the game, but faltered as the Bears went on an 18 to 7 point run in the first quarter.   By late in the third quarter, the Canes trailed 51 to 23.   The Hurricane Cheerleaders did double duty Saturday in support of both the men’s and women’s teams from Pamlico County High School.  …

HURRICANES! Pamlico creates its own ‘March Madness’

Men’s & Women’s teams bound for Reynolds Coliseum in quest for Dual 1-A State Titles. Final win for each squad will make history! Reynolds got a $35 million facelift prior to the 2016 basketball season. The facility, now state-of-the-art, remains one of the most storied in college basketball. RALEIGH – This is the stuff of fairy tales. Over the past season, both squads have made big-time plays. Team leaders have stepped up, while even unlikely candidates have shown the right stuff. There have been squeakers, close games, contested calls, hours of practice, exasperated coaches,…

Pamlico Athletic Club kicks off flag football

Coaches and rosters for the nine teams are as follows: COACH MAURICE KING: Alicia Barber Jayden Williams Braylen Ollison Anthony Chaparro Robert Mellon Cody Wood Keegan Cofer Darien Fisher Drew Guimbal Kelvin Chaparro Alexyanna Dawson COACH GEORGE JONES: Salter Doucette Khron Carroll Tallin Gibbs Qio’Arie Randall Ayolen Bell Malachi Lee COACH SHELTON: Gavin Tutt Damarion Roberts Joshua Chaparro Adrian Smith Jacob Avery   COACH TIM TAYLOR: Angel Garner Donovacia Dawson Latfell Beasley Caleb Davson Jo’quell Bess Michael Zennik Tim Taylor Katelyn Shelton COACH VICK MIDGET…

Season tip-off begins for Pamlico Athletic Club

Enrollment explodes to 160 youngsters! STONEWALL – Accolades are in order for Maurice King, his hard-working coaches, all of the behind-the-scenes staffers, the Pamlico County School System (for use of the Middle School Gymnasium), parents and family members, and the Club’s generous sponsors for an effort that will undoubtedly help the futures of young people in our county. “We’ve got a 14-game season this year, plus the tournament games,” said King, during a brief break from a photo-shoot Tuesday afternoon where the teams were wearing new uniforms! Volunteers are needed, a…

‘Table Tennis Tootsies’ take gold medals!

Ping Pong Champs of Neuse River Senior Games ORIENTAL – Above, from left: Grace Bean, Priscilla Wormell, Joanne Hurley, Penny Flaherty, Claire Pittman, and Terrell Scott are a juggernaut. Crediting their almost year-round practice sessions in Wormell’s arena-style basement, this extremely competitive squad recently won the doubles and singles divisions in multiple age categories. And, they did it for the second straight year! Grace Bean calls herself a ‘new addition’ – having been with the Tootsies for “just three years.” She, like her colleagues, enjoys the congeni…

‘Table Tennis Tootsies’ take gold medals!

Ping Pong Champs of Neuse River Senior Games ORIENTAL – Above, from left: Grace Bean, Priscilla Wormell, Joanne Hurley, Penny Flaherty, Claire Pittman, and Terrell Scott are a juggernaut. Crediting their almost year-round practice sessions in Wormell’s arena-style basement, this extremely competitive squad recently won the doubles and singles divisions in multiple age categories. And, they did it for the second straight year! Grace Bean calls herself a ‘new addition’ – having been with the Tootsies for “just three years.” She, like her colleagues, enjoys the congeni…

Hometown hoopster budding star for March Madness-bound UNC-W

Known as ‘J-5’ on the court, Jaylen Fornes impressive as Seahawk freshman guard   In a nod to Jaylen’s jersey number, teammates call the freshman guard ‘J-5’ ORLANDO – Early Thursday afternoon, UNC-Wilmington takes on the University of Virginia Cavaliers in a first round game of the NCAA basketball tournament. Expect plenty of cheers throughout Pamlico County as local fans hope Jaylen Fornes can work his magic as a freshman guard for the Seahawks. Fornes, 19, played varsity basketball for one year at Pamlico County High School, before transferring to Word of God High Sch…

Decline of golf in America factor in community’s decision

FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – Among the first of its kind in eastern North Carolina, this retirement community is expected to convene Wednesday night, Aug. 17, for a vote to decide if it is prudent to acquire two golf courses – one defunct and another ailing – which lie inside the geographic footprint of the sprawling residential site. Myrtle Beach-based MidSouth Golf owns, and once operated, most of Fairfield Harbor’s ‘amenities’ – a term to describe the pools, tennis courts, common areas, golf courses, and other assorted holdings. The total encompasses some 385 acres and over a mile…

Minnesott course hosts teen golfers

Ten high schools competed in the 1-A East Golf Regional Tournament Monday at Minnesott Golf & Country Club. In a photo snapped between holes are Matthew McAllister of Pamlico County High School; Noah Greenway of Oxford Prep; and Luke Matthews of Southside High School. Greenway finished his round with an 89, placing sixth among all competitors. McAllister and Matthews finished with a 120 and 94, respectively. Several of the teams did well enough to head for the 1-A State Finals scheduled for Pinehurst.…
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