Friday, August 27, 2010

Wards hosting golf tournament to help fight Lupus

The disease Lupus first affected me and my family when my mom was diagnosed with it in 1968. She was told she might live three more years - tops.

With improving research with medication, she beat those odds and lived another 23 years before the side affects of treating the disease took their toll on her body and she passed in 1994.

I was saddened to hear recently that Jackie Ward, mom of former area athletes Jeremy Ward (RMHS baseball, Wake Forest/Long Beach State, MLB signee) and Travis Ward (NN baseball, Nash Co. Babe Ruth baseball coach), had been diagnosed with the disease as well.

In tribute to her and the millions who suffer from the still very obscure disease. the Wards' family business, Rocky Mount Recyclers, is hosting a golf tournament this fall to help raise funds to help fight this disease.

It will be hosting the 1st Annual Reaching for the Green Golf Tournament on Oct. 23. It will be held at Rocky Mount's Donald Ross-designed Benvenue Country Club and will benefit the Piedmont Chapter of the Lupus Foundation.

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that is often debilitating and can affect any part of the body. This disease attacks the immune system and causes the body to produce autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue versus producing antibodies that protect the body from viruses, bacteria and germs.

One out of 185 Americans is affected by Lupus, mostly women between the ages of 15-44. More than 16,000 new cases of Lupus are reported annually across the country.

But, there are advances being made every day in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

This year brings the possible approval of the first FDA-approved drug for Lupus in more than 51 years. The tournament's goal is that this golf event will only be the beginning in our fight to help find a cure for this disease.

There are a limited number of player reservations and sponsorship packages. Listed below are the ways you can help in this fight against Lupus:

• Contributing a financial gift to the Lupus Foundation of America
• Donating a raffle prize
• Donating items for our golfer goody bags

The Wards wish to thank you for your consideration and support of the Lupus Foundation of America.

Sponsorship Packages:

Platinum (1 sponsor) $5,000

• 2 teams of 4 players
• Your company logo and name on tournament t-shirt and event banner
• Exclusive sponsorship of putting green with a 4’x8’ sign
• Exclusive hole sponsorship (hole of choice)
• Opportunity to display corporate banner on site

Gold (1 sponsor) $3,000

• 1 team of 4 players
• Your company logo and name on tournament t-shirt and event banner
• Exclusive hole sponsorship (hole of choice other than one chosen by Platinum sponsor)
• Exclusive sponsorship of driving range with a 4’ x 8’ sign

Silver (3 sponsors) $2,000

• 1 team of 4 players
• Your company logo and name on tournament t-shirt and event banner
• 2 Non-exclusive hole sponsorships

Bronze (unlimited) $750

• 2 player reservations
• Your company name on t-shirt and event banner
• Non-exclusive hole sponsorship

Additional Opportunities:

Individual Player - $125
Foursome - $475
Hole sponsorships (non-exclusive) - $125
Donation of prizes for raffle
Mulligans, red tee busters, etc. sold day of tournament

Tournament Highlights:

All players will receive:

• A fried chicken and barbeque lunch
• A tournament t-shirt
• Beverages during play and awards ceremony
• A goody bag
• Each player will be entered into a raffle for various prizes

There will be prizes awarded for 1st and 2nd place as well as contests for closest to the pin and longest drive. A putting contest will also be held prior to the tournament.

Registration - 11:00 am
Lunch - 11:30 am
Putting contest - 12:15 pm
Shotgun start - 1:00 pm

Thursday, August 26, 2010

WZAX Jammin 99.3 FM changes "Game of the Week" schedule

The high school football broadcast schedule for WZAX Jammin 99.3 FM's Game of the Week" has been modified. The station has changed five games on its 12-game schedule which features teams from Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties.

The station has now added a trio of games involving Rocky Mount. There were no Gryphon football games on the original schedule released earlier this month. The station opened the 2010 season last Friday by airing Northern Nash at Wilson Beddingfield.

On Sept. 3, the station will carry the Tarboro-Northern Nash game from Red Oak instead of Southern Nash at Wilson Beddingfield, which had been previously scheduled.

Rocky Mount's Sept. 17 trip to SouthWest Edgecombe will now be broadcasted instead of the C.B. Aycock at Wilson Fike contest.

Nash Central at Wilson Fike on Oct. 8 has been added supplanting Wilson Beddingfield at Farmville Central. Also added will be Wilson Fike at Rocky Mount the following week (Oct. 22). Now gone is SouthWest Edgecombe at Tarboro.

On the last week of the regular season (Nov. 5), the featured game will be Northern Nash at Rocky Mount instead of Tarboro at Wilson Beddingfield.

Paul Andre will handle the play-by-play for Jammin 99.3 FM. He will be joined by Bob Maloney who will provide color commentary.

The games in red represent the new games that have been added.

For those of you out of range of the station, listen to the games on the Intenet by clicking here.


Aug. 27 - Wilson Hunt @ Wilson Fike
Sept. 3 - Tarboro @ Northern Nash
Sept. 10 - Wilson Hunt @ SW Edgecombe
Sept. 17 - Rocky Mount @ SW Edgecombe
Sept. 24 - Wilson Beddingfield @ Greene Central
Oct. 1 - Kinston @ Wilson Beddingfield
Oct. 8 - Southern Nash @ Wilson Fike
Oct. 15 - Nash Central @ Wilson Fike
Oct. 22 - Wilson Fike @ Rocky Mount

Oct. 29 - Northern Nash @ Wilson Fike
Nov. 5 - Northern Nash @ Rocky Mount
Nov. 12 - NCHSAA playoffs - TBA

Monday, August 23, 2010

KFC to be scoreboard sponsor

Kentucky Fried Chicken, thanks to RMHS alum James Westcott, has agreed to be the scoreboard sponsor for Rocky Mount's home football games for 2010.

KFC, which is celebrating its 70th year of doing business, is aboard for the fourth straight season and we appreciate their support.

They are so G-OO-D to our program and we can't thank them enough!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

RMHS-Bertie football series

The last time Rocky Mount played Bertie in football, the Falcons got their only win in their short-lived series, 27-21.

Now, the Gryphons have avenged that loss of 30 years ago!

Here is the series lineup between Rocky Mount and Bertie which the Gryphons now lead 6-1!

2010 - Rocky Mount 26, Bertie 7
1980 - Bertie 27, Rocky Mount 21
1979 - Rocky Mount 43, Bertie 22
1978 - Rocky Mount 19, Bertie 0
1977 - Rocky Mount 26, Bertie 6
1976 - Rocky Mount 47, Bertie 26
1975 - Rocky Mount 20, Bertie 8

But give the Bertie program great credit. It has won two state titles (1995 3-A, 2000 3-A) since the two teams last played and the Roy L. Bond Stadium, named after the late coach who led those Falcons teams to those championships, is 100 times better looking than it was the last time I traveled to Windsor for a football game.

New bleachers, a re-sodded field (thanks to baseball and assistant football coach Randy Whitaker), new scoreboard and new concession stand - all make the Falcons' refurbishhed home so inviting for visiting teams.

And there is a Gryphon walking the Bertie sideline now. Head trainer Billy McCallop, who has had several stops on the football training express (more recently Hertford County), is a Gryphon alum and learned his trade at the hands of Hall of Fame Rocky Mount head trainer Bernie Capps.

Ironically, there have been some other RMHS connections to Bertie over the years.

Former Rocky Mount principal (my principal) Elton Newbern taught there in the early sixties. Ray Durham, a former head football coach at Rocky Mount, taught and coached there before coming to RMHS in 1967 as an assistant.

Even recently-retired Rocky Mount band director Hosea Brower taught at Bertie just before coming here to lead the Gryphon Marching Band.

It just took us 30 years for us to get re-connected on the football field.

Rocky Mount 26, Bertie 7

Rocky Mount 7 6 6 7 — 26
Bertie 0 0 0 7 — 7

First Quarter
RM - Damien Richardson 1 run (Fernando Alfaro kick), 9:12

Second Quarter
RM - Miguel Valdez 67 pass from Diandre Harris (kick failed), 7:03

Third Quarter
RM - Rodquez Greene 72 fumble return (run failed), 6:24

Fourth Quarter
RM - Damien Strickland 12 pass from Tevin Taylor (Alfaro kick), 11:17
B - Pashon Cherry 66 fumble return (Johnathan Wilson kick),:47.4

First downs 10 12
Rushes-yards 30-129 49-181
Passing 3-5-0 2-2-0
Passing yards 82 14
Total yards 211 195
Fumbles lost 2 5
Penalties 6-36 5-35

Individual statistics

RUSHING – RM: Nah’jerrelle Graves 8-59, Damien Richardson 3-44, Mason King 4-29, Elijah Blount 1-5, Michael Hines 2-4, Rodquez Greene 4-(-1), Diandre Harris 2-(-4), Tevin Taylor 6-(-7). B: Corbin Rascoe 12-73, Erik Bowen 12-44, Darius Moody 9-34, Dontai Barnes 1-19, Malcolm Cherry 8-8, Dequan Perry 1-3, Johnathan Wilson 5-0.

PASSING – RM: Diandre Harris 1-3-0 67, Tevin Taylor 2-2- 15. B: Malcolm Cherry 2-2-0 14.

RECEIVING – RM: Miguel Valdez 1-67, Damien Strickland 1-12, Damien Richardson 1-3. B: Pashon Cherry 1-11, Desmon Askew 1-3.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Weekend review

Gryphon and UNC-bound senior Benton Moss got to pitch one inning of the Under Armour All-Star Baseball Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago Saturday. Playing for the East in his fifth-inning adventure, he prepares to send a pitch to home plate.

Moss, who has an astounding 23-2 career record on the mound for the Gryphons, needs just six victories to become school's career leader in wins. (Photo/Ashley Moss)

RMHS junior Nah'jerrelle Graves (32) runs through Garner's defense Saturday in the opening game of the Jamboree at Southeast Raleigh High School. Garner posted two late second-half scores on a 20-yard pass and a six-yard run for the Gryphons to fall 12-0.

Rocky Mount opens the regular season Friday as it renews a rivalry that's been dormant for 31 years as it travels to one-time conference foe Bertie. Game time is 7:30 p.m. (Photo/

Monday, August 16, 2010

WZAX 99.3 FM High School Football "Game of the Week"

WZAX Jammin 99.3 FM will provide a high school football "Game of the Week" each Friday of the upcoming football season - beginning Friday when Northern Nash travels to Wilson Beddingfield.

The broadcast, which at last reference will include Paul Andre and Bob Maloney doing the play-by-play and color, respectively, will begin each game night's coverage at 7 p.m.

The Beddingfield faithful will happy to know that its games will be covered six times this season to lead the schools that will be aired.

Those of you who live outside the range of the station can listen online at

Here is the complete 2010 season's coverage. Games involving Nash County schools will be in bold.

Aug. 20 - Northern Nash @ Wilson Beddingfield

Aug. 27 - Wilson Hunt @ Wilson Fike
Sept. 3 - Southern Nash @ Wilson Beddingfield
Sept. 10 - Wilson Hunt @ SW Edgecombe
Sept. 17 - C.B. Aycock @ Wilson Fike
Sept. 24 - Wilson Beddingfield @ Greene Central
Oct. 1 - Kinston @ Wilson Beddingfield
Oct. 8 - Southern Nash @ Wilson Fike
Oct. 15 - Wilson Beddingfield @ Farmville Central
Oct. 22 - SW Edgecombe @ Tarboro
Oct. 29 - Northern Nash @ Wilson Fike
Nov. 5 - Tarboro @ Wilson Beddingfield
Nov. 12 - NCHSAA playoffs - TBA

Sunday, August 15, 2010

RMHS band director retires

One faithful member of the Rocky Mount football support staff won't be on the sidelines this season.

Rocky Mount High School band director Hosea Brower has retired from Nash-Rocky Mount Schools after 20 years at RMHS and over 30-plus years of teaching music across the state.

Brower replaced the much-beloved John Sykes as the band's director in 1990 when Sykes retired and Brower came over from then-Edwards Junior High.

So the Gryphon band has had just two directors in 40 years. Too bad football coaches don't have that type tenure.

Brower will be sorely miss by the Rocky Mount faithful.

But worry not, a new man is on the job.

Dominique Reynolds, who comes to Rocky Mount High from the Richmond, Va. area, has taken over for Brower. We hope Reynolds can continue the tradition of fine marching bands at RMHS.

And one more thing.

Someone will have to teach him how "I'm so glad I go to Senior High" goes!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hudgins watch

Former RMHS standout Terrell Hudgins had his biggest play of his short pro career with the Dallas Cowboys when he caught a 40-yard pass from reserve quarterback Matt Nichols Thursday evening.

The Cowboys (1-1), in their preseason home opener, lost to the Oakland Raiders 17-9.

Dallas will now pack its bags for a two-week stay in Oxnard, Calif. before retuning the Dallas for the start of the regular season.

If Hudgins continues to show these flashes of brilliance, how can he not make their 53-man final roster.

To watch Hudgins' catch. click here!

RMHS gridiron coaching changes

It never fails. Changes are inevitible, even in the best of high school football programs.

At Rocky Mount High, it's no different.

There have been coaching changes on second-year head coach Dickie Schock's staff. Let's look at the additions.

A.B. Whitley, the defensive coaching specialist who can sport three, count them, three state championship rings, will be helping the Gryphons stop opponents in 2010.

His influence can't hurt. After all, Rocky Mount gave up 20 points a games in 2009, almost 10 points more a contest than it did in 2008 when it allowed just 9.8 per contest.

Whitley, who helped North Edgecombe (1-A: 1994,1997), and more recently Tarboro (2-A, 2009), win state titles, has joined the Gryphon coaching staff. Whitley has also coached at Northern Nash and SouthWest Edgecombe.

How many people can claim that have had a hand in guiding five of the Twin Counties' seven high school football program?

Back in the Gryphon gridiron fold is Jason Battle, the one-time three-sport RMHS athlete who took a year break from coaching football last season.

Sadly, gone after just one season is Will Harrell. But I can't blame him for leaving. He had two motivating influences - his dad and a new school!

As mentioned in an earlier blog entry, Will will be joining his dad Clark, who is the head coach at Franklinton High School.

He will be coaching the defense for the Rams. Just like RMHS, Franklinton is also building a new campus, but it is expected to be open the next school year.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gryphons picked to place third in Big East gridiron race

STANHOPE - Rocky Mount was voted to finish third in Big East Conference football in a vote of the league's head coaches Wednesday morning.

The vote came during the league's annual coaches' meeting held at Southern Nash High School. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.

Leading the balloting was Southern Nash. The Firebirds, who return two 1,000-yard rushers in Tracy Coppedge and Terron Huffman, received four first-place votes and gathered 24 points. Southern, which finished third in the league last season, made it to the NCHSAA 3-AA eastern finals where it lost to South Johnston in the final minutes of the game.

Coming in second was Wilson Hunt with two first-place votes and 22 total points. The Warriors, the defending conference champions, fell to Southern Nash in the second round of last year's playoffs. They return the league's second-leading rusher in senior Caleb Driver.

Southern and Hunt combined to get every first- or second-place vote by the coaches.

The Gryphons, who will face the 2010 season without the school's all-time leading rusher (Marquavis Alston) and the program's third-leading passer (Collins Cuthrell), placed third in the voting with 15 points.

One conference coach voted Rocky Mount to come in last in the league. Two voted it second and two voted it to place third. RMHS was the runner-up to Hunt in the conference race last season (7-5, 4-1) and a second-round 3-AA playoff victim to South Johnston.

Northern Nash, which won just two games last season under first-year head coach Mickey Crouch, finished one point behind Rocky Mount in fourth with 14. The Knights received four third-place nods and one coach had them fourth.

Nash Central received nine points and placed fifth, Wilson Fike, which has only three starters back for the 2010 season, was sixth with six points.


1. Southern Nash (4) - 24 pts.
2. Wilson Hunt (2) - 22 pts.
3. Rocky Mount - 15 pts.
4. Northern Nash - 14 pts.
5. Nash Central - 9 pts.
6. Wilson Fike - 6 pts.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Southern, Northern in same event Friday

Nash County will be buzzing with prep football by this weekend.

While Rocky Mount and Nash Central will open their football preseasons in the sa
me event, so will Northern Nash and Southern Nash, but a day earlier.

The two will be playing Friday in the annual North Johnston High School Football Jamboree in Kenly.

Along with the Knights and the Firebirds, the field will include host North Johnston, South Johnston, new Corinth-Holders' JV squad, Wilson Beddingfield, North Duplin, Dixon, Rosewood, Spring Creek and Louisburg.

It's at Louisburg where former longtime Rocky Mount assistant coach Chris Lee will begin his second season as head coach.

Play is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with the teams using a round-robin format.

Southern Nash will kick off its regular season campaign with a visit to Franklinton on Friday, Aug. 20. Northern Nash will open on the same day against Wilson Beddingfield on the road.

Speaking of Franklinton High, that's the destination of former Rocky Mount assistant coach Will Harrell. Harrell, who spent one season with the Gryphons, will join his father, Red Rams' head coach Clark Harrell, on the staff and will be coaching the defense.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gryphons make 2010 debut in event Saturday

RALEIGH - Rocky Mount will open its 2010 football season Saturday by participating in the 2nd Annual Jamboree. It will be held at Southeast Raleigh High School and this year the field of teams has been expanded to feature 10 teams in five games.
Nash Central will also be participating in the event.
Last season was the first year that Southeast Raleigh hosted the event. The format of the scrimmage will be a bit different.

Instead of teams getting the ball for 10 plays and rotating, the entire scrimmage is played like a normal game. Teams have four downs to get a first down, score, or punt the ball away.

The only real difference will be kicking plays. They will not be live as NCHSAA rules does not allow them in a preseason scrimmage.

Like last season's scrimmage, teams from Wake County will be placed up against teams from outside of the county. A running score will be kept throughout the night. The Wake County schools won the event last year.

This year, vendors will be at the event providing additional entertainment for spectators., WRAL, and 99.9 FM The Fan ESPN Radio, along with VYPE High School Sports Magazine will be on hand to provide coverage of the event.

TGI Friday's is a sponsor of this year's event.

Here is the schedule for the 2nd Annual Jamboree:

3:00 p.m. - Garner vs. Rocky Mount
4:15 p.m. - Broughton vs. Clayton
5:30 p.m. - Middle Creek vs. Nash Central
6:45 p.m. - Wake Forest-Rolesville vs. West Johnston
8:00 p.m.- Southeast Raleigh vs. Southeast Guilford

Monday, August 9, 2010

Busy week at Rocky Mount High

For a preseason sports week, it will be a busy one at Rocky Mount High School.

Monday (today), a Mandatory Parent and Player meeting for fall athletes will be held at 6 p.m. in the main gym. The first gathering of the season for the Rocky Mount Athletic Booster Club will take place in the gym immediately after the first meeting.

It is also the first day of tryouts for the girls tennis team. They will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. by head coach Barry Nethercutt at the Sunset Park courts.

On Tuesday, the fall sports (football, volleyball, cross country, girls tennis, boys soccer) picture day will take place at the Nash St. football practice field at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, the Big East Conference will hold its annual coaches meeting at Southern Nash High School beginning at 9:30 a.m. Also, the league's football coaches will face area media and vote on the preseason pick to win the conference.

the Gryphon football team will hit the field in its first scrimmage - a date with Garner at the Jamboree at Southeast Raleigh High School.

The two will meet in the first scrimmage of the day in the event at 3 p.m.

Area football fans will also get to see the Nash Central Bulldogs in action directly after RMHS leaves the field. Here are the lineups for the rest of the event: Middle Creek vs. Nash Central; Wake Forest-Rolesville vs. West Johnston, Southeast Raleigh vs. Southeast Guilford.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hudgins makes pro debut

Being a lifelong Washington Redskins fan, it's normally pretty hard for me to sing the praises of any Dallas Cowboy.

And I'm not today, but I will recognize that former RMHS three-sport athlete Terrell Hudgins got some primetime action in Sunday night's NFL Hall of Fame Game pitting the Cowboys and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Ranked real low on the Cowboys' depth chart at wide receiver, Hudgins
caught two passes for 17 yards, including a 12-yarder for a first down.

For someone that low down the totem poll, you have to make plays when given the opportunity to do so.

Hudgins did that, especially on his diving grab on his first reception.

Good on ya' Terrell - and I hope you get many more opportunities to show the Cowboys your wares.

And since he was in the same stadium as the man whose all-time college receiving records he broke (NFL Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Rice), I will have to find out if he got to meet him.

Earlier this year, Hall of Fame QB Steve Young gave Hudgins a ball signed by Rice after he broke several of Rice's NCAA career receiving records. I'm sure he would have liked to thank Rice in person this past weekend for his gesture.

Friday, August 6, 2010

N.C. Wesleyan 2010 Football Schedule

N.C. Wesleyan, the defending USA South Conference champion, will have five home games this season - including Homecoming on Oct. 9 with Greensboro College.

September Salisbury University6:00 p.m.Salisbury, MD Hampden-Sydney College1:00 p.m.Hampden-Sydney, VA
2Sat.* at Ferrum College1:00 p.m.Ferrum, VA
23Sat.* at Maryville College2:00 p.m.Maryvillle, TN
6Sat.* at Shenandoah University1:00 p.m.Winchester, VA

* USA South Conference games

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Battling Bishops picked to defend USA South football title

MARYVILLE, Tn. - The USA South Athletic Conference released its 2010 Preseason Coaches Poll on Tuesday at the league's annual Football Media Day hosted by Maryville College. The Battling Bishops, under the direction of third-year head coach Mark Henninger, were picked to defend their 2009 league title, the program's second in the past three seasons.

Last fall, Henninger's Bishops turned in an 8-3 overall record and 7-0 league mark en route to his first USA South Coach of the Year honor. Wesleyan returns 62 players from that squad, including seven All-Conference selections. Leading the way is returning All-Region performer Carmeron Deaver on the offensive line.

Henninger’s biggest task this season will be replacing the league’s 2009 Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year in the form of quarterback Bo Jordan and defensive lineman LeeRon Boykin. With a strong running game that features former Offensive Rookie of the Year Teron Bush and a defense that returns seven starters, the Bishops, however, are poised to make a run at their third title in the past four seasons.

"We're excited about the direction we're heading this fall," said Henninger as he addressed the media. "We have some definite holes to fill on both sides of the ball, but our coaching staff has worked hard to secure a solid recruiting class."

Wesleyan received five of eight first place votes for 45 points in the balloting. Averett University finished second in last year's standings and second in the balloting with 41 points and two first place votes. Christopher Newport University, six-time USA South champions, placed third in the poll with 40 points and the remaining first place vote, while Ferrum College was fourth with 28 points.

The bottom half of the preseason poll featured a tie between Greensboro College and Maryville College with 21 points, Shenandoah University with 20 points and Methodist University with eight points.

The Bishops kick off their 2010 slate on Sept. 4 at Salisbury University. Wesleyan then travels to Hampden-Sydney College the following weekend, and after the team's bye week, will open its home scheduled on Sept. 25 versus first-time opponent LaGrange College.

For the third straight season, all 2010 home games will be played at the Northern Nash Football Complex.


1. North Carolina Wesleyan (5) 45 pts.
2. Averett (2) 41 pts.
3. Christopher Newport (1) 40 pts.
4. Ferrum 28 pts.
5. Greensboro 21 pts.
5. Maryville 21 pts.
7. Shenandoah 20 pts.
8. Methodist 8 pts.

Northern Nash's Ruffin selected to coach in East-West game in 2011

Northern Nash head boys basketball coach Rick Ruffin has been selected as an assistant coach for the East squad for the 2011 N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Men's Basketball Game.

The game is set for July 18 at the Greensboro Colisuem.

Ruffin, a Rocky Mount High School ('80) and East Carolina University ('84) alum, had coaching stints at Wilson Fike and Southern Nash before landing at Northern. He is also the golf coach for the Knights.

Wallace-Rose Hill head boys basketball coach Steve Robinson will be the head coach of the East.

Ruffin is added to the list of many active Twin Counties coaches who have served in the East-West games.

Among those are Northern Nash's Grover Battle (women's basketball/asst. football), SouthWest Edgecombe's Raymond Cobb (football) and Sandra Langley (women's basketball), Southern Nash's Brian Foster (football), Tarboro's Jamie Willoughby (women's basketball) and Rocky Mount's Mike Gainey (men's basketball) and Pam Gainey (women's basketball).

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kernersville Post 36 moves on to regionals

COLUMBIA, Tn. - The team that knocked Rocky Mount Post 58 out of the N.C. American Legion Baseball State Tournament and went on to win the state title will start regional play this week.

Kernersville Post 36 (Forsyth County), which sent Post 58 home with a 13-3 win, will start its move to the American Legion World Series Thursday with play in the Southeast Regionals. The eight-team field will be playing at Dave Hall Field at Columbia State Community Collge.

You will be able to listen to all the live action at the regional on the Internet by clicking on The broadcast will begin 20 minutes before the first pitch of each game.








DYERSBURG POST 30 (Columbia, Tn. Post 19 won the state title and Dyersburg finished second and gets the bid since Columbia is hosting.)




2010 American Legion Southeast Baseball Regionals
Dave Hall Field, Columbia State Community College - Columbia, Tn. (all times are eastern)

Thursday, Aug. 5

Game 1 - Tuscaloosa (43-16) vs. Kernersville, NC (31-15), 11:00 am
Game 2 - Bayamon, PR vs. Boynton Beach
Game 3 - Sumter, SC (31-3) vs. Dyersburg, TN (33-12), 6:00 pm
Game 4 - Conyers, GA (22-7) vs. Columbia, TN (32-12)

Friday, Aug. 6

Game 5 - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3, 11:00 am
Game 6 - Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 7 - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3, 6:00 pm
Game 8 - Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4

Saturday, Aug. 7

Game 9 - Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7, 11:00 am
Game 10 - Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 8, 2:00 pm
Game 11 - Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 8:00 pm

Sunday Aug. 8

Game 12 - Winner Game 9 vs. Loser Game 11, 2:00 pm
Game 13 - Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 11, 6:00 pm

Monday Aug. 9

Game 14 - Winner Game 12 vs. Winner Game 13, 5:00 pm
Game 15 - if necessary, 8:00 pm

Note 1: Pairings for Game 12 & 13 will not match previous opponents against each other unless absolutely necessary.

Note 2: If three teams remain after Game 13, the winner of Game 11 automatically draws the bye