RED OAK -- When Elaina Ingram walks through the Northern Nash High School Gymnasium, she likes to look at the banners on the walls and check out all of NN's league championships through the years. But Ingram always can't help but notice that the girls tennis banner -- the sport she coaches at NN -- is empty.
STANHOPE -- COVID-19 took away the majority of Trey Mizzelle's diamond tenure at Southern Nash High School -- but he isn't quite finished yet. Mizzelle is excited to have an opportunity to continue his baseball career as the SN star pitcher recently signed a letter-of-intent to join the program at Lenoir Community College.
STANHOPE -- Few prep softball teams can overcome the loss of a talented battery to graduation -- let alone two of the best players in school history. But that was exactly what the Southern Nash Ladybirds were able to accomplish in 2021 as Coach Scott Collie's club was once again able to defend its Big East Conference Softball Championship.
ROCKY MOUNT -- The 2021 D3baseball.com All-Region teams have been announced. And the 17th-ranked, 33-win North Carolina Wesleyan College Baseball Team had three players named to All-South Region Teams, while head coach Greg Clifton was named South Region Coach of the Year.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. -- The North Carolina State University baseball team is headed back to the College World Series for the first time since 2013 and its third time in program history, thanks to its 3-2 win over No. 1 Arkansas, on Sunday evening in a winner-take-all game at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark. After suffering a 21-2 loss in game one then evening the series with a 6-5 win in game two, the Wolfpack gutted out the win over the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
KANNAPOLIS - Felix Valerio drove in two with a RBI double in the third and homered in the sixth while directly accounting for four of the Carolina Mudcats' six runs in a 6-2 series finale victory versus the Cannon Ballers in Kannapolis on Sunday afternoon in Low A-East baseball action. Andre Nnebe also had a two-run single in eighth and Nick Belzer earned his second victory as the Mudcats left with a series split in Kannapolis.
ROCKY MOUNT -- The City of Rocky Mount Little League's two top hurlers locked horns last Wednesday evening on a steamy, Southern afternoon and put on quite a show for those in attendance. Pizza Inn's Colson Gay and Wesley Men's Jaelyn McLean threw darts all game long, controlling the strike zone and reducing the hitters to putty with every thrown ball.