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RACE FOR THIRD
JUST BEAT IT. Nash County All-Star Miller Jones swipes second base during last Saturday morning’s meeting with Zebulon at the Tar Heel District 12-Under Softball Tournament. The annual event was held at Ennis Park in Red Oak.
RACE FOR THIRD

RED OAK -- Even in defeat, the Nash County All-Stars displayed plenty of character during last Saturday’s semifinal action at the Tar Heel 12-Under District Softball Tournament at Ennis Park.
Trailing going into the top of the fifth inning of the six-frame showdown, Nash County put together a clutch three-spot to move ahead against the Zebulon All-Stars.

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Nash Co. will host tourney
Nash Co. will host tourney

RED OAK -- Ennis Park will be the site of two big events this coming weekend as the Nash County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Statewide Athletics Committee’s 12-Under Sectional Softball and Baseball Tournaments.
In addition to the Nash County club, other softball entrants will be Williamston, Wake Forest, Rolesville and Randolph County.

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Nash All-Stars Enjoy Solid Finish
PEACE OFFERING. Nash County All-Star Bradley Peace (right) beats a tag at second base during his club’s matchup with Zebulon at last Friday’s Tar Heel District 12-Under Baseball Tournament in Louisburg.
Nash All-Stars Enjoy Solid Finish

LOUISBURG -- For the Nash County All-Stars, it wasn’t just about coming in first place at last week’s Tar Heel 12-Under District Baseball Tournament in Franklin County.
The top two clubs from the tourney earned the right to advance to the states later this month in Smithfield -- and Nash County was on the cusp of that distinction before coming up just short.

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Central’s practices targeted
Central’s practices targeted

ROCKY MOUNT -- Nash Central High School will conduct opening-day practices for its fall sports squads on Aug. 1.
Times are as follows:
• Football -- 6-8:30 p.m. (players must report at 5 p.m.)
• Golf -- 4-6 p.m. (for information, contact Randy Davis at 314-6256)

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SOFTBALL HIGHLIGHTS, 1
SOFTBALL HIGHLIGHTS, 1

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT HEROICS. The Nash County All-Stars hosted the Tar Heel 12-Under District Softball Tournament last weekend at Ennis Park in Red Oak. Among the highlights for the All-Stars were (above) Nash County’s Zhaterrica Cherry tries to tag out a Zebulon runner trying to slide into third base.

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SOFTBALL HIGHLIGHTS, 2
SOFTBALL HIGHLIGHTS, 2

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT HEROICS. The Nash County All-Stars hosted the Tar Heel 12-Under District Softball Tournament last weekend at Ennis Park in Red Oak. Among the highlights for the All-Stars were (above) Nash County’s Zhaterrica Johnson prepares to put down a tag.

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Wrestling event coming to Nashville

NASHVILLE -- AIWF/Edge Wrestling will host a card this Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Nashville.
The facility is located at 1030 Eastern Avenue.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. Kids 5-under will be admitted free of charge.
Bell time is at 7:30 p.m., and tickets will be available at the gate.

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N-HSL resumes sked
N-HSL resumes sked

NASHVILLE -- Last Thursday’s Nash-Halifax Swim League schedule was called off due to poor weather.
Nash Rec was supposed to host Westridge while Birchwood was scheduled to entertain Roanoke Valley.
There are two more weeks remaining in the NHSL’s regular season slate.
This Thursday, Nash Rec will travel a few hundred yards to tangle with Birchwood, and Westridge will be on the road at Roanoke Valley.

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Mudcats drop a heartbreaker
Mudcats drop a heartbreaker

ZEBULON -- Ryan Merritt was one pitch from completing a solid eight innings on Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium, but Courtney Hawkins launched a three-run homer to propel the Winston-Salem Dash to a 5-4 win over the Carolina Mudcats in a Class A Carolina League baseball event.
The Mudcats (15-10, 44-48) saw their five-game winning streak snapped. The Dash (13-12, 43-51) ended a four-game losing skid in Zebulon.

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County Line Raceway on track

ELM CITY -- A beautiful sun greeted spectators, drivers, crews and staff last Saturday for the ARCO Restoration Summer Slam.
With 5 full classes of racing ready to go, everyone was excited to get cars on the track.
The first event of the night, the Super Stock 4 Cylinders, lined up outside turn 4 with Hunter Bailey and Bill Winstead on the front row.

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Hurricanes to host Summerfest

RALEIGH -- Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the roster and schedule for the team’s 2014 Prospects Development Camp, to be held from July 21-26 at PNC Arena.
Fans are welcome to attend the evening on-ice sessions from July 23-25.

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YMCA receives grant
YMCA receives grant

ROCKY MOUNT -- On July 8, the Harrison Family YMCA’s CEO, Jacquelyn Price, accepted a one-year grant in the amount of $9,000 through the Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Development Council’s Community Benefits Program.
This grant is to support the Y’s Coach Approach Program for Silver Sneakers.
This program was initiated by the Harrison Family YMCA to help older adults become comfortable with staying healthy and in shape.

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C-P event a success
C-P event a success

KNIGHTDALE -- Taking on some of the top squads in the area, the Nash County All-Stars fared well at last week’s Tar Heel Coach-Pitch District Tournament at Knightdale Community Park in Wake County.
Louisburg would prove to be the chief nemesis for Nash County, which suffered both of its losses against that squad in the double-elimination format.

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A HEATER FROM HIATT
A HEATER FROM HIATT

Nash County All-Star Haley Hiatt delivers a fastball last Saturday morning during district tournament softball action against Zebulon.

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ELISABETH ON FIRST BASE
ELISABETH ON FIRST BASE

Nash County All-Star Elisabeth Collie beats out a grounder at first base during her team’s game with Zebulon last Saturday morning as part of the Tar Heel District Softball Tournament, which was held at Ennis Park in Red Oak.

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HOLLAND HEADS TO SECOND
HOLLAND HEADS TO SECOND

Nash County All-Star Zach Holland (right) makes it safely into second base during his team’s meeting with Zebulon last Friday evening at the Tar Heel 12-Under District Baseball Tournament on the campus of Louisburg High School.

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TWO AGAINST ONE
TWO AGAINST ONE

Nash County’s Hobart Brantley tries to negotiate through two Zebulon fielders en route to making it safely into second base during the clubs’ meeting last Friday evening as part of the Tar Heel 12-Under District Baseball Tournament on the campus of Louisburg High School in Franklin County.

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WINSTEAD WITH A RUN
WINSTEAD WITH A RUN

Nash County All-Star Destiny Winstead slides safely into home plate to score a run during her team’s softball contest last Saturday morning against Zebulon in Red Oak.

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