Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Get your baseball fix during Easter break!

If you don't plan to go to the beach or head out of state during the Easter break, how about taking in an Easter baseball tournament.

Below are schedules of what is going on with high schools teams in both Nash and Edgecombe Counties, along with the Big East Conference members in Wilson County.

Teams will be participating in events in Tarboro, Louisburg, Four Oaks, Kinston and Columbia, S.C.

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2010 Tarboro Baseball Classic
April 7-9, Historic Municipal Stadium, Tarboro

Wednesday, April 7

GAME 1 - Lawrence Academy 9, Roanoke Rapids 5
GAME 2 - Nash Central 10, Jefferson Forest (Va.) 9
GAME 3 - Rocky Mount Academy 12, SouthWest Edgecombe 10
GAME 4 - Tarboro 10, St. Maria Goretti (Md.) 0

Thursday, April 8

GAME 5 - Jefferson Forest (Va.) 11, Roanoke Rapids 5
GAME 6 - SW Edgecombe 15, St. Maria Goretti (Md.) 5 (5 inn.)
GAME 7 - Lawrence Academy 16, Nash Central 3 (5 inn.)
GAME 8 - Tarboro 7, Rocky Mount Academy 1

Friday, April 9

GAME 9 - Roanoke Rapids 17, St. Maria Goretti (Md.) 16 - 7th Place
GAME 10 - Jefferson Forest (Va.) 12, SW Edgecombe 0 (5 inn.) - 5th Place
GAME 11 - Nash Central 10, Rocky Mount Academy 2 - 3rd Place
GAME 12 - Lawrence Academy 7, Tarboro 3 - Championship
2010 Tarboro Easter Classic All-Tournament Team
Jay Donahue, St. Maris Goretti (Md.)
Bobby Jones, Roanoke Rapids
Eric Heiligenstadt, Jeffereson Forest (Va.)
Adam Hyland, SW Edgecombe
Tyler Mizelle, Nash Central
Adam Bayless, Rocky Mount Academy
Scott Norville, Tarboro
Chase Johnson, Tarboro
Scott Edge, Lawrence Academy
Cameron Peed, Lawrence Academy
Chad Whitehead, Lawrence Academy - Brandon Whitlark Memorial MVP Award

The remaining Big East Conference schools are playing the following schedules. Southern Nash is the only Big East team that will not be playing during the Easter break. I will update all these scores during the Easter break!

Friday, April 2

Lawrence Academy 3, Fike 1 - Louisburg Easter Tournament

Saturday, April 3

Rocky Mount 9, Smithfield-Selma 8 (9 inn.) - Johnston Co. Easter Invitational
Fike 10, Bunn 0 (5 inn.) - Louisburg Easter Tournament
Northern Nash 4, West Craven 3 - George Whitfield Invitational, Kinston

Monday, April 5

Fike 10, Warren County 0 (6 inn.) - Louisburg Tourney
Rocky Mount 8, West Johnston 2 - Johnston Co. Tourney

Parrott Academy 5, Northern Nash 2 - Whitfield Tourney

Tuesday, April 6

Hunt 19, Champmanville (WVa.) 11 - Forest Acres Classic (A.C. Flora HS, Columbia, S,C.)
Clayton 7, Rocky Mount 5, championship - Johnston Co. Tourney
Northern Nash 5, Kinston 3

Wednesday, April 7

Nash Central 10, Jefferson Forest (Va.) 9 - Tarboro Classic
Hunt 9, Sumter (SC) 3 - Forest Acres Classic (A.C. Flora HS, Columbia, S,C.)

Thursday, April 8

Westminister Christian (Miami, Fl.) 7, Hunt 6 - Forest Acres Classic (A.C. Flora HS, Columbia, S,C.)
Lawrence Academy 16, Nash Central 3 - Tarboro Classic

Friday, April 9

Nash Central 10, Rocky Mount Academy 2, Tarboro Classic
Hunt 7, Dreher 2 - Forest Acres Classic (A.C. Flora HS, Columbia, S.C.) - Third Place

Rocky Mount leads Wachovia Conference Cup race

After taking titles in boys and girls basketball this past winter, Rocky Mount remains in first place in the Big East 3-A Conference race for the Wachovia Conference Cup.

Wachovia Bank, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, announced Monday the standings for winter sports in the Wachovia Conference Cup competitions for the 2009-10 academic year.

The Conference Cup is awarded to schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performance in each individual conference.

Rocky Mount, which also finished second in wrestling, is in the lead at 107.5 points. Wilson Fike, which took conference titles in boys and girls swimming and finished second in boys basketball, is in second with 98.5 points.

Nash Central, which was fourth after the fall season, vaulted past Wilson Hunt into third place in the standings with 94.5 points thanks to a second-place finish in men's swimming and third-place finishes in wrestling and boys basketball.

Wilson Hunt has 91.5 points for fourth place, followed by Northern Nash (81 points) and Southern Nash (76 points). The Wachovia Conference Cup will be awarded to the winning school at the conclusion of the spring sports season.

2009-10 Big East Wachovia Conference Cup Standings

1. Rocky Mount 107.5
2. Wilson Fike 98.5
3. Nash Central 94.5
4. Wilson Hunt 91.5
5. Northern Nash 81.0
6. Southern Nash 76.0