STANHOPE -- The signings just keep on coming from Southern Nash's historic 2015-16 boys basketball squad. Chris Lucas inked the latest letter-of-intent recently when he signed up to join the resurgent men's hoops program at Johnston Community College, which is located in Smithfield. Johnston, which competes on the Region X level of the National Junior College Athletic Association, is starting back up a team after a several-year absence.
CLEAR THE BAR. Nash Central High School's D'Jahe Ruffin (left) makes a race toward the finish line in the Boys 110 High Hurdles during last Friday's action at the Class 3-A State Track and Field Championships.
GREENSBORO -- When she tore her anterior cruciate ligament during the 2014-15 girls basketball season, Nash Central's Michaela Nelms wasn't sure if she would be able to compete in high school sports again -- let alone develop into one of the state's elite track and field performers. But that is the path Nelms has taken while working hard to come back from her serious injury. She returned to the basketball court late in the 2015-16 campaign and helped the Lady Bulldogs reach the third round of the Class 3-A State Playoffs.
WILMINGTON, DEL. -- Max Povse struck out six and allowed just one unearned run over five innings pitched while leading the Carolina Mudcats to a 5-1 victory in game one of Sunday's doubleheader in Wilmington. Game two, however, went to the Blue Rocks as they scored six runs on nine hits against starter Ryan Clark while defeating the Mudcats 6-4 in a Class A Carolina League baseball matchup.
NASHVILLE -- The Town of Nashville Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for the following summer camp events: • A Disc Golf Camp will be held June 22 from 9-11 a.m. at Glover Park. Registration deadline is May 29. • A Tennis Camp is scheduled for June 18 from 9-11 a.m. at Stony Creek Environmental Park. Registration deadline is May 29. • A Summer Jam will be held July 13 from 9-11 a.m. at the Nashville Elementary School Gymnasium. Registration deadline is May 29.
NASH COUNTY -- Wilson Fike's run through the Big East Conference tennis standings was reflected when the league released its annual All-Conference Team for the 2016 boys court campaign. Fike's Lee Matthews was tabbed as the Big East Coach of the Year, while three of his performers made all-conference -- John Gliarmis, Walker Gliarmis and Sunny Sandhu.
RALEIGH -- The No. 13-ranked North Carolina State University baseball squad defeated No. 17 North Carolina 10-1 to capture the series on Saturday at home in Atlantic Coast Conference action at Doak Field at Dail Park on the NC State campus. The Wolfpack (34-18, 15-13 ACC) took a 1-0 lead in the second when Brock Deatherage scored on a wild pitch following his leadoff triple. Preston Palmeiro homered in the third to open a 3-0 lead. North Carolina (34-21, 13-17) scored its lone run in the fourth before NC State added two more in the bottom half.
ROCKY MOUNT -- The Wesley Men Yankees outlasted the Hester & Tucker Phillies 11-10 in Monday night Rocky Mount Rec little league action in a game with all the ear-markings of a softball game at the company picnic. Yankee bell-cow Mason Pilgreen smashed three home runs and batted in 7 while teammates Carson Ashman and Danny O'Brien collected 3 hits apiece, with one of O'Briens coming via the longball route.
Southern Nash High School senior Brittney Wooten (front, center) recently signed a letter-of-intent to join the cheerleading program at North Carolina Wesleyan College, which is located in Rocky Mount.
(L to R) Nash Central High School's Teonna Hill takes a handoff from teammate Michaela Nelms as part of the Girls 800 Relay at last Friday's Class 3-A State Track and Field Championships at Irwin Belk Track at Aggie Stadium in Greensboro.
(L to R) Northern Nash's Coleman Cherry and South Johnston's Jacob Gonzalez pace each other in the Boys 1600 Race during last Friday's action at the Class 3-A State Track and Field Championships, which were held at Aggie Stadium in Greensboro.
Members of the Nash Central High School Girls 1600 Relay Team pose after winning first place at the Class 3-A State Track and Field Championships, which were held last Friday at Aggie Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Pictured are (l to r) Coach Juan Jackson, Kiera Ausby, T'Keyah Macklin, Teonna Hill, Michaela Nelms and Coach Kyle Bain.