Pictures taken by former Gryphon player Tom Jones will be forthcoming!
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
FIVE COUNTY STADIUM, ZEBULON - site of the NCHSAA 3-A, 4-A State Baseball Championship Series
Name: Five County sits in Wake County and is in earshot of Nash, Johnston, Franklin and Wilson.
History: Five County opened on July 3, 1991. Dimensions: LF-330, CF-400, RF-330; Capacity: 6,500
Scoreboard: Made by Daktronics.
Videoboard: Made by Lighthouse
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
1963 - 4-A Series
Rocky Mount 2, Greensboro Page
Rocky Mount 11, Greensboro Page 6
(RM wins series 2-0)
1965 - 4-A Series
Garinger 4, Rocky Mount 3
Garinger 2, Rocky Mount 1
(RM loses series 0-2)
1967 - 4-A Series
Game 1: Rocky Mount 7, West Mecklenburg 5
Game 2: West Mecklenburg 2, Rocky Mount 1
Game 3: Rocky Mount 4, West Mecklenburg 1
(RM wins series 2-1)
1973 - 4-A Series
Game 1: North Mecklenburg 5, Rocky Mount 2
Game 2: Rocky Mount 6, North Mecklenburg 3
Game 3: Rocky Mount 4, North Mecklenburg 1
(RM wins series 2-1)
1980 - 4-A Series
Game 1: Rocky Mount 7, Greensboro Grimsley 2
Game 2: Rocky Mount 7, Greensboro Grimsley 2
(RM wins series 2-0)
2008 - 3-A Series
Game 1: Rocky Mount 7, East Rowan 4
Game 2: East Rowan 6, Rocky Mount 2
Game 3: Rocky Mount 8, East Rowan 6
(RM wins series 2-1)
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Wilmington Hoggard (20-4) at. Raleigh Sanderson (17-6), ppd., Wed.
Charlotte Providence 10, South Caldwell 4
Rocky Mount (22-5) at Wilson Fike (21-4), ppd., Wed., 7 p.m.
South Point 1, Rutherfordton-Spindale Central 0
Hillsborough Orange (21-3) at North Lenoir (21-1), ppd., Wed.
East Rutherford 9, Lenoir Hibriten 4
Hampstead Topsail 7, Heidi Trask 1
Cherryville 5, Polk County 4
Thursday, May 15, 2008
After all, the product is first-class. RMHS was 14-1 last season and is 57-10 over the last five seasons. With 18 starters coming back next season, hopes are high for the best season ever!
Contact Bradshaw at 452-3280 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in commercial time on the broadcast or any other advertising issues.
I'm pretty glad Bradshaw, who will handle play-by-play duties on the broadcast, has decided to make this undertaking. I just can't imagine Rocky Mount football playing to dead air!
NOTE: RM football will be a part of a "Game of the Week" series on WZAX 99.3 FM, but only two to three select games.
The Stein H. Basnight Outstanding Athlete Award has been presented annually since 1958 in memory of the late Stein H. Basnight of Chapel Hill by his family to the most outstanding Phoenix male and female athletes of the year, as determined by the Elon Department of Athletics’ administrative staff. Jesse Basnight, Jr. and his wife, Janis Basnight, represented the Basnight family at the banquet.
Hudgins logged 10 Elon, Southern Conference or NCAA records while pacing the Elon football team to its best season in eight years last fall. The Walter Payton Award finalist led the Football Championship Subdivision in receptions and receiving yards per game on his way to earning not only First Team All-Southern Conference recognition, but First Team All-America accolades as well. Behind Hudgins’ performances, Elon finished the 2007 campaign ranked 23rd in the FCS in both The Sports Network and the coaches polls.
Former Nash County standouts Brian Allen (Southern Nash) and Zach Woodley (Northern Nash), now freshman members of the Pitt Community College baseball team, hold the championship plaque at the NJCAA Region X tournament in Burlington on May 11. The Bulldogs won the tournament with a 6-1 victory over Louisburg College.
(Photo - Courtesy of Terry Woodley)
Monday, May 12, 2008
May 8, 2001 - Rocky Mount 5, Hillsborough Orange 0
At Orange, Rocky Mount senior pitcher Carter Harrell threw a one-hitter and struck out a school-record 19 batters en route to the win. RMHS had eight hits and Orange helped the Gryphons' cause with three errors. Future UNC signee Paul Jenkins was 3-for-3.
... had a no-hitter in the postseason was ...
May 9, 2000 - Rocky Mount 2, New Hanover 0
After recording seven one-hitters in his career, Carter Harrell finally got his first and only no-no in this first-round 4-A playoff matchup. He struck out 10 and walked one that evening, while RMHS got six hits and one run each in the second and sixth (a Harrell RBI-double). Not a bad effort outing since that Wildcat lineup included dangerous hitters in twins Darryl and Trevor Lawhorn - both of whom eventually went on to play at East Carolina.
.... won a second-round playoff game was ...
May 11, 2000 - Rocky Mount 3, South Johnston 1 (8 innings)
At South Johnston in the 4-A playoffs, Paul Jenkins not only got the win (five-hitter, 9 Ks), but he hit a two-run home run over the right-center field fence to help give RMHS a 3-1 victory. The head coach of South Johnston that day - our very own Pat Smith!
... won at least 20 games in consecutive seasons was ...
1995 and 1996
RMHS was 23-3 in 1995 and 23-4 in 1996. The 1995 squad lost to New Hanover in the third round, while the 1996 team fell to Lee County in the 4-A East finals - no best-of-three back in those days!
... scored as many as nine runs in a postseason game was ...
May 15, 1998 - Rocky Mount 9, Hope Mills South View 3
These two teams played in Cumberland Co. Down 3-2 going into the seventh, the Gryphs struck for seven runs to blow the game open. The winning pitcher - Rocky Mount assistant coach Jason Battle - who hurled a three-hitter.
... played a scheduled doubleheader was ...
March 19, 1999 - RM 5, Douglas Byrd 0; RM 5, Douglas Byrd 0
With both games going five innings, Rocky Mount swept visiting Douglas Byrd. Jon-Charles Harrell, older brother of Carter, got the win in both games. He allowed two hits and struck out six in the opener, and gave up three hits and K'ed three in the nightcap. Jimmy Bullard helped him out with a home run in the first contest, while brother Carter blasted one in game 2. RMHS had seven hits in each game. This season, RMHS split two-seven innings games at Gryphon Stadium with South Granville .. a 4-0 win, and a 6-5 defeat.
... won four straight Rocky Mount Invitational Baseball Tournament titles was ...
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
RM beat Beddingfied in 1994 finals (7-2) and the Bruins again (6-0) in 1995, then stopped Northern Nash 8-5 in 1996 and beat Durham Jordan 6-2 in 1997. The current RMHS four-title winning streak is as follows:
- 2008 - Rocky Mount def. Northern Nash, 6-5, to finish 3-0 in round-robin format
- 2007 - Rocky Mount def. Southern Nash, 13-1
- 2006 - Rocky Mount def. Northern Nash, 6-2
- 2005 - Rocky Mount def. Northern Nash, 5-2
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Jenkins' injury was so serious that he was rushed to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville where he spent time in the Intensive Care Unit. He apparently injured a kidney, but luckily it never stopped functioning.
Before his injury, the former Juan Chesson Award winner at RMHS had started 31 of 32 games for the Eagles and led the team in at-bats (101), runs scored (20) and base-on-balls (15). He was an All-CIAA performer last year.
Jenkins has played football the last four seasons as a wide receiver and long snapper.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Scott Johnson, head coach, Starmount ..... asst. to Holt at Starmount
Chad Smith, head coach, Northern Nash ...... asst. to Holt at West Montgomery, Rocky Mount