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Howle Excited About Linemen
IN A PICKLE. Members of the Bunn High School gridiron club recently traveled to Mount Olive for at Fellowship of Christian Athletes Football Team Camp.
Howle Excited About Linemen

BUNN -- Competition isn't the main reason that Bunn High School football coach David Howle sends his team to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Team Camp every June at Mount Olive University near Goldsboro.
"It's fun to do some things against other teams, but the big thing about going is the fellowship we are able to share with our kids,'' Howle said. "It does so much for them spiritually, and it always seems to bond our team together.


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IT'S ALL ABOUT ECU
IT'S ALL ABOUT ECU

BUNN -- All along, Spencer Brickhouse was consistent in his stance that it would take a lot to change his mind about joining the baseball program at East Carolina University.
Brickhouse committed to ECU two years ago and signed a letter-of-intent to join the Pirates during a ceremony last November on the BHS campus.
Of course, there was always the option that Brickhouse could be drafted high and eventually sign with a Major League club -- thus ending his courtship with East Carolina.


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Truly A Fitting Finale
Truly A Fitting Finale

BUNN -- One more time -- for old time's sake.
That was the theme at last Thursday's North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star Baseball Series at the USA Baseball Complex in Wake County.
The twinbill gave Bunn High School coach Chris Cullom one more opportunity to work with now-graduated Wildcat Spencer Brickhouse.
Cullom served as an assistant skipper for the NC squad in the contest, which is the diamond equivalent to the Shrine Bowl Football Game.


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LC sophs sign with colleges
ECSU BOUND. Louisburg College sophomore Keechell Johnson will continue her basketball career at Elizabeth City State University.
LC sophs sign with colleges

LOUISBURG -- After back-to-back 20-victory seasons, Louisburg College women's basketball coach Shay Hayes will be reloading next winter following the graduation of six talented sophomores -- five of whom will be playing in 2016-17 on the four-year level.
Three of those LC standouts have signed letters-of-intent, including Iresha Cooper, who has inked a deal with Coker College.
Cooper, a forward, paced the Lady Hurricanes in scoring and rebounding while earning Team Most Valuable Player honors.


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LC grid sked is announced
LC grid sked is announced

LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College's Hurricanes will be true road warriors this fall as part of their 2016 football schedule.
The Hurricanes will play just two home games at Patterson Field on the Louisburg High School campus -- including their home opener Aug. 27 against Jireh Prep.
Louisburg College, which dropped just one game last season, will be guided by second-year head coach Trevor Highfield.
LC will play 10 games, with eight of them coming on the road.


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E-W hoops rosters announced

GREENSBORO -- Rosters have been finalized for the 2016 North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Basketball Games, which will be played July 18 as part of a doubleheader at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Tickets for the hoops twinbill will be available at the gate.
Rosters for the event are as follows:


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LHS defends conference crown

CHAPEL HILL -- Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, has announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2016 spring sports season.
The Wells Fargo Cup award recognizes the schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state's four competitive classifications.


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Tar Heel events coming in July

LOUISBURG -- Louisburg's All-Stars will be busy in July with four tournaments as part of local Tar Heel League District 6 Baseball and Softball action.
Louisburg will serve as the host for the District Boys 9-10 Tournament, which will be held July 6-11 at the Louisburg High School Softball Field.
Louisburg will have a first-round bye as part of the seven-team, double-elimination format.
The All-Stars will open play July 7 at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of the Nash County-Wendell White showdown.


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Mudcats finish up first half of season
Mudcats finish up first half of season

ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats finished their first-half schedule one win shy of 30 in the Class A Carolina League after losing 4-3 to the Blue Rocks in Sunday's baseball series and first-half finale at Five County Stadium in Zebulon.
Ryan Clark allowed his league worst 12th home run of the season in the loss.
The loss came in front of a Father's Day crowd of 4,988 at Five County Stadium and in game six of a six-game series between the Mudcats (29-41) and Blue Rocks (27-42) in Zebulon.


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FHS PLAYERS INK DEALS
FHS PLAYERS INK DEALS

FUTURE BUCS. Sadie Outhouse and Tanisha Wall (above) have been long-time teammates for both Franklinton High School and the Franklin County Royal Knights. The players will remain together for the next two years as they recently signed letters-of-intent to join the women's basketball program at Catawba Valley CC out of Hickory.


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Bunn HS football camp closing in

BUNN -- The 28th Annual Bunn High School Youth Football Camp will be held June 27-30 on the BHS campus.
Bunn head coach David Howle will oversee the event, along with Wildcats' players and assistant coaches.
Times will run from 9 a.m.-noon each day. Cost is $75 per person, which includes a field trip to the North Carolina State University football facility.
Ages 6 through rising ninth graders are eligible to participate. The festivities will conclude with a punt, pass and kick competition.


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FUTURE VIKING
FUTURE VIKING

Louisburg College women's basketball sophomore standout Keechell Johnson signs a letter-of-intent to continue her hoops career at Elizabeth City State University.


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