Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Listen to and watch the Tarboro Vikings on the Internet Saturday

Many folks have been known to listen to a sports contest on the radio while watching it on TV.

I've done so for years - listening to Woody Durham with the UNC Tar Heels while watching them on ESPN, ABC, CBS or wherever they could be found on my remote.

How about listening to a contest on one website and watching it on another?

You will be able to do that Saturday afternoon when Tarboro takes on Winston-Salem Carver for the NCHSAA 2-A state championship at BB&T Field at Groves Stadium at Wake Forest University.

Starting at 2:30 p.m. (pregame show, game time is 3 p.m.), listen to Paul Andre and Bob Maloney from WZAX 99.3 FM either on the radio or online at and watch the broadcast at Mute the sound on the video and turn it up on Andre, who will bring you the play-by-play and Maloney, who will handle the color duties.

There is another slight connection to the Rocky Mount area with the matchup. Brent David, who served several seasons as an assistant to B.W. Holt at Rocky Mount, spent the 2008 and 2008 seasons as Carver's head coach. He unexpectedly resigned from the post last spring after posting a sparkling 19-5 record with the Yellowjackets.

Ironically, should Tarboro lose and Carver win the matchup, both Holt and David would have resigned from a school one season before that same team won a state title the next. Starmount won the 1998 1-A title, ironically over North Edgecombe, the year after Holt left for Tennessee High in Bristol, Tenn.

That was two stops before Holt landed for his six-year stay as the Gryphons' head coach.

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