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SHOOTING STAR
DESHAWN DOES IT RIGHT. Bunn High School’s Deshawn High enjoyed a strong performance at Monday night’s East-West All-Star Boys Basketball Game, which was held at the Greensboro Coliseum. High has signed with Louisburg College.
SHOOTING STAR

GREENSBORO - Until Monday night, Deshawn High had spent his entire career being the go-to guy on the basketball court.
When Bunn High School needed a clutch bucket, High was always there. And his heroics became so routine that they were almost expected on a nightly basis.


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Y’ville a Top-Eight standout
Y’ville a Top-Eight standout

EDEN -- A pair of close losses would hamper the Youngsville All-Stars at the Dixie Youth Minor League State Baseball Tournament.
Still, it was a strong showing for Youngsville, which had rolled through its foes in district action to advance to the states.
The All-Stars, coached by Scott Canipe, went 2-2 overall and finished in the Top Eight of a competitive field.


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Neal enjoys state crown
Neal enjoys state crown

APEX -- Even though the event occurred in the early 2000s, then-coach David Neal vividly remembers the day when a banner was unveiled to commemorate Louisburg High School’s 1971 state basketball championship
“I used to walk into the gym at Louisburg every day and see that banner,’’ Neal said. “I wondered if it was something that really could happen.’’


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Stopa steps down as LC’s softball coach

LOUISBURG -- After three seasons, Don Stopa has announced his resignation as the softball coach at Louisburg College.
Stopa, who posted a 70-65 overall record during his stint at LC, will become the new skipper at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, which competes on the NCAA Division II level.
“We had three solid teams during Don’s time here,’’ said LC Athletic Director Mike Holloman. “His teams always worked hard and performed well both on the field and in the classroom.


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All-Stars earn 2nd in nation
NATIONAL NOTORIETY. Caelan Witcher and the Youngsville All-Stars took second place overall at the Dixie Youth Machine-Pitch World Series in Arkansas.
All-Stars earn 2nd in nation

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS -- Youngsville’s All-Stars proved to be quick learners in the intracacies of machine-pitch baseball.
Four days before the Dixie Youth World Series Machine-Pitch Tournament, not a single All-Star had ever hit off a machine.
That’s because Youngsville had advanced to the World Series in Arkansas courtesy of its runner-up finish in the D-Y Coach-Pitch State Tournament the week before.


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Louisburg a runner-up
Louisburg a runner-up

SHELBY -- The marathon that was the Tar Heel 8-Under Coach-Pitch Softball Tournament eventually took its toll on the Louisburg All-Stars.
Playing eight games in a four-day span, including three of championship Sunday, the All-Stars clawed out of the loser’s bracket and made it to the finals.


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Louisburg volleyball sked announced
Louisburg volleyball sked announced

LOUISBURG -- The Louisburg High School Lady Warriors will begin their 2014 volleyball season on Aug. 18 at perennial powerhouse Southern Vance.
One day later, Louisburg will have its home opener versus Rocky Mount.
LHS’ complete ledger is as follows, with home matches listed in CAPS:


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NCWC player honored

ROCKY MOUNT -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has announced its NABC Honors Court, which recognizes collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2013-14 season.
North Carolina Wesleyan head coach John Thompson has announced that former Battling Bishop and current assistant coach David Gurganus garnered recognition.


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Mudcats dropped vs. Rocks
Mudcats dropped vs. Rocks

ZEBULON -- The Wilmington Blue Rocks came out swinging in a 9-2 win over the Carolina Mudcats on Tuesday night at Five County Stadium in a Class A Carolina League baseball showdown.
The Mudcats (19-14, 48-52) relented eight runs in the first inning and the Blue Rocks (16-15, 49-50) claimed their 13th win over the Mudcats.


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COURT PRESENCE
COURT PRESENCE

Bunn’s Deshawn High (with ball) speeds up the court during action on Monday at the East-West All-Star Boys Basketball Game in Greensboro.


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EAST STANDOUT
EAST STANDOUT

Bunn’s Deshawn High


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POINTING THE WAY
POINTING THE WAY

Former Bunn High School skipper Scott McInnes, now at Raleigh Millbrook, served as an assistant coach for the East Team during Monday night’s East-West All-Star Boys Basketball Game. The event was staged at the Greensboro Coliseum.


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SMILING FACES
SMILING FACES

Why was Louisburg College men’s basketball coach Mark Vanderslice (left) so happy during Monday’s East-West All-Star Boys Basketball Game? Because top recruit Deshawn High had a strong performance for the East Team as part of the annual event in Greensboro. Coach Vanderslice is shown with his father, Scott.


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TAR HEEL HEROES
TAR HEEL HEROES

The Youngsville All-Stars represented North Carolina in an exceptional manner at the Dixie Youth World Series.


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