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Pigskin Jamboree set for Friday night

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Football season is almost back in Sampson County. Making it official will be the annual Pigskin Jamboree which makes its way to Union High School this Friday night, Aug. 15.The Jamboree allows five of the county teams to display a preview of what they have to show for the 2014 season.The games are set to begin at 7 p.m. The gates at Union will open at 6 p.m. Union will provide concessions to the guests.

 

Lady ‘Cats split with Union

Hobbton’s JV girls opened up the volleyball season this week with what coach Russell Jones called an impressive 2-1 victory over county rival Union, winning 25-18, 13-25, 25-23.JV Wildcat Megan Parker’s serve at the end of the final game, the coach said, proved lethal and the right combination to move Hobbton into the “W” column.“She was a major weapon,” Jones said about Parker. “She had several serves in the last game that put u...

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Wildlife management vital to farmers

Wildlife is an important aspect of the land that farmers must manage. If left unchecked, wildlife can reduce your farm’s bottom line. If managed, wildlife can provide a substantial amount of new farm income. Recreation is an activity people are willing to pay for, even in hard financial times. Hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, and nature photography are each recreational activities that people are willing to pay to do. The sale of services associated with these activities - cateri...

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Forest Service preparing woodland plans again

The state budget approved by the General Assembly directed the NC Forest Service to start charging for woodland plans, which are commonly referred to as forest management plans. The budget bill allowed the NC Board of Agriculture to review and approve the fees, which it did in August.With the budget and fee schedule in place, the NC Forest Service is once again preparing woodland plans. The agency had put a moratorium in place to allow time for the fee system to be developed and fo...

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Dark Horses corral Wolfpack in soccer debut

VarsityClinton High School’s soccer team opened up the 2014 season hosting the Wolfpack from Whiteville. Some first game jitters were evident for the young Dark horse squad but in the end they were able to hold off the visitors posting a 4-2 victory in a game called in the seventy-first minute due to lightning in the area.Clinton got on the scoreboard first when Ivan Palencia hammered in a side net goal off a Spell Carr assist at the 22:02 mark. Pa...

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Leopards top Spartans in early-season battle

The Lakewood Leopards kicked off their 2014 soccer season with a big win in Spartan country, 4—2.Pate Holland had a busy night with 15 saves at the goal. The offense was lead by Johnathan Gonzales with 2 goals along with Shawn Andrews and Matthew Weuster with 1 goal each. Weuster and Lloosman Bavala were each credited with an assist.Coach Jay Faircloth said, “Union played hard, but my boys really wanted this one. It was hot out there, but they never gave in t...

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Young players play well for Leopards in Jamboree

Despite young players in key positions, the Leopards showed promise for the upcoming season in Friday night’s annual Pigskin Jamboree. With sophomore Zach Tanner taking most of the snaps in the Friday night Jamboree, he seemed to hold his own. He was even able to score a TD by following Maurice Boone into the end zone against the Raiders. Boone also had several good runs against Union, and senior Cody Barnett scored against the Spartans. Junior Jirah Cooper got into the action by scorin...

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Speed rules for Dark Horses

The old adage goes that you can’t coach speed, but Clinton High School’s head football Bob Lewis would tell you that speed makes coaching a lot easier. The Dark Horses put on a dazzling display of speed on both sides of the ball during their ten sessions at the Sampson County Pigskin Jamboree on Friday night.

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Raiders show promise at Jamboree

Friday night was the annual County Football Jamboree, held this year at Union High School . First year Midway head coach Jason Fussell was anxious to see what his Raiders would look like lining up against the other schools of the County. The coach was not disappointed.Defensively, the Raiders held Union scoreless. Clinton hit pay dirt twice versus Midway, while Lakewood and Hobbton each scoredone touchdown.“I was pleased,” remarked defensive coordi...

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Spartans show young potential in Pigskin Jamboree

The Union Spartans were on of the five county teams to participate in the annual Pigskin Jamboree on Friday night. The Jamboree was held at UHS, on the Spartan home-field.Union started off very sluggish, but began to play better as the night went on. In the opening session, the Hobbton Wildcat offense took on the Spartan defense. The Wildcats were able to find the endzone once against Union in the opening session.In the second session, the Union offense took the field ag...

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Wildcats “make progress” in Jamboree

The Sampson County Football Jamboree kicked off the fall football season at Union High School Friday night with the 5 county teams scrimmaging each other.Sampson County Assistant Athletic Director and jamboree coordinator, Al Britt, said, “I thought all five teams got better as they went along tonight. All of them started a little bit slow. I thought all of them played better at the end than they did to begin with. Of course, they all have some work to do but I think it was a...

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Fox sightings addressed

With their large pointed ears, upturned snouts and bushy tails, foxes are startling some residents in town.But according to Ann May of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the foxes have fear of people too. However, they are also curious.May, an extension wildlife biologist, spoke with residents at Clinton’s City Hall, about foxes and other animals in North Carolina. Hosted by Clinton Police Department, the educational meeting was a result of sightings...

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