Clinton soccer player Lyle Brewington will participate in the North Carolina East-West All-Star game this summer. The event is slated for Tuesday, July 20, at McPherson Stadium in Greensboro at 8:30 p.m. This marks the return of the event after it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brewington is a 2021 graduate of Clinton High School and played two seasons with the Dark Horses varsity soccer program.
Hobbton volleyball player, Alexis Reid, signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Penn State University-Beaver, a campus of Penn State University, located in Beaver County, Pa. With her are her mom, Heather Reid and brother Stanley Reid and Principal Michael Warren, as well as Penn State coaches Sean Cleary and Breann King.
The Hobbton Wildcats saw their season ended on Thursday night as they fell on the road at No. 1 seed Perquimans. The Pirates are wearing the coveted one seed well so far in the tournament, earning a pair of run-rule victories; first a 16-0 victory over Ocracoke and now a 10-0 win over the Wildcats. Perquimans, now 14-2 overall, will move on to face the No. 4 seed Bear Grass Charter.
The Midway Raiders baseball season came to an abrupt end Tuesday night in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A State Baseball Playoffs. Drawing a tough opponent in Whiteville, the Wolfpack and stud pitcher Jacob Allgood held the Raiders to their lowest offensive production of the season and snuck past Midway with a 1-0 victory.
The Hobbton Wildcats won Tuesday’s first round game of the NCHSAA State 1A baseball playoffs against East Columbus, earning a 6-0 victory. Now they are set to travel to top seeded Perquimans, who advanced with a 16-0 victory over Ocracoke. Game time tonight is set for 6 p.m.
After a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the North Carolina East-West All-Star games are back for their 2021 edition. This year’s women’s event will feature one of Clinton’s own on its roster — Isa Banks.
The Hobbton Wildcats drew the No. 9 seed for Tuesday’s opening round of the NCHSAA 1A Baseball playoffs and will hit the road to No. 8-seed East Columbus. Hobbton finished 9-2 overall and 8-2 in the Carolina 1A Conference, which puts them in second place. East Columbus also finished second in their conference, the Three Rivers 1A/2A Conference, at 6-1 and are 9-3 overall. The winner of this game will move on to face the winner of No. 1 Perquimans and No. 16 Ocracoke.
Mother Nature had one final curve ball up her sleeve last week when Midway and Wallace-Rose Hill tried to get the final regular season of the game finished up. What was supposed to be a Thursday game at Wallace turned into a Friday evening affair in Spivey’s Corner with the Raiders playing as the guest team. It was a strange atmosphere to say the least but Midway was able to pull out the 4-0 victory and seal the deal on capturing the East Central Championship.
Foster Smith, a rising fourth grade at Mintz Christian Academy, plays shortstop for the Area Stars travel baseball team. Smith has played travel since the age of six years old. He has always had a passion for baseball and has played second base, pitcher, and shortstop. In last weekend’s tournament in Greensboro, Smith hit two over-the-fence home runs, which gives him a total of six over-the-fence home runs in his short career. All together, he has managed to hit a total of 15 home runs in his three years of playing baseball.
The Clinton Dark Horses girls tennis team enjoyed a successful season and is now hoping to mirror that success in the postseason. Coach Chad Brewer earned Conference Coach of the Year honors while Bailey Spell earned Player of the Year. During last week’s East Central Conference Tournament, Spell won the singles bracket while Lauren Naylor and Emily Baggett won the doubles. Spell, along with Megan Byrd, advance to the regionals tournament singles play while Naylor and Baggett will participate in doubles play.
The Sampson County Sports Club recently selected their Coaches and Players of the Year award winners across the sports that are typically dubbed spring sports. Along with All-County Nominations, the Club honored the following list of players and coaches for their respective sports.