BYH: To the downtown Greenville projects. It is a waste of money! These projects do not benefit the citizens of...

Peele: Chips and putts from area golf courses


By Woody Peele
The Daily Reflector

Sunday, May 19, 2019


Ironwood's team captured the Eastern League trophy in the season's final match last week at Ironwood. The finals consisted of both a team and an individual match over two days of play.

The team was made up of Leslie Bailey, Dianne Delaney, Debbie Pruitt, Belle Prusinowski and Georgia White.

White took first place in the first flight while Prusinowski was the low gross winner.

At Ladies Play Day on Thursday, Cheryl Newbold finished first in the gross field. Prusinowski took second and Jan Thornton was third.

Bailey and Kelly Conway tied for first in the net field. Pruitt took second and Maryanne Kram was third.

Newbold had low putts with 14 while Bailey and Kram tied for second with 15. Pruitt was third with 16.


The team of Sean Frelke, David Lee, Boris Neal and Vince Nelson captured first place in the Sixth Annual Chris Carter Memorial Tournament at Ayden last week, The tournament provides scholarship for Pitt County students headed for college.

Tim Shadle and David Morris won Ayden's Member-Member tournament's championship flight. Jay Mattock and Scott Barnes finished at the top of the first flight, while Gil Moore and Al Piland won the senior flight.

Gil Moore's team won first place in the gross division of the FFA tournament last week. First in the net division went to the Farm Bureau Team No. 1.

Ayden will host the CFI Tournament on Thursday, winding up its tourney schedule until July.

The club is continuing its senior/student/military days on Mondays and Thursday with a $20 greens fee.

Ayden is now offering a Senior Social Membership at $66 per month, with discounted golfing rates for persons 80 years old and over. For more information, contact Brandon at 252-746-3389.

Brook Valley

Brook Valley's members learned that they have another McConnell Golf site that they can play as the club's owners have added management of Porters Neck Country Club in Wilmington to their stable of clubs.

All of the clubs in the McConnell field have reciprocal access to all of the others across the Carolinas and Tennessee. WIMCO held their 2nd annual Combat Warriors Fundraiser last Monday, raising over $58,000.

First place went to the team of Gil Moore, Charles Moore, Paul Andrews and Harvey Taylor, sponsored by Elite Mechanical. Second, playing for C&C Industries were Jason Reams, Tyler Hicks, Stacey Bracey and Justin Harrell. Third went to the Pro365 Electric team of Donnie Gates, Blake Coghill, Josh Chandler and Mattew Chandler.

Former East Carolina men's basketball coach Mike Steele recorded his first-ever hole-in-one on the fifth hole, playing 165 yards. He hit his “Mamma's 9-wood” into the cup, witnessed by Leo Corbin and Paul Camnitz.

Last Thursday, BVCC Men's Golf Association paid tribute to Scott Groot, who passed away last Monday. Groot had been the treasurer of the MGA for many years

A team Chicago Points event was played in his honor, with a closest to the pin contest on the 16th hole. There everyone was required to use their “Groot wedge” (a putter) from 75 yards out. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Glioblastoma Foundation.

First place went to Rick Roberts, Ed Tew, Matt Aldridge and Byron Murphy at plus 21. Second, at plus 15, went to Dan Schisler, Cline Hall, Kirk Rogerson and Rob Burleson. Third went to Steele, Camnitz, Leo Corbin and Mike Waldrum, who won a scorecard playoff for the spot, moving Martin Anderson, Jeff Cargile, Joe Cook and Michah Ball. Both teams finished at plus 13.

John Cooke won the “Groot wedge” challenge.

Several Brook Valley women were among winners at the Eastern League finals, held at Greenville Country Club last week. Donna Taft had low putts in the first flight while Pam Kachmer had second low net in the second flight. Janis Humphrey had low putts in the third flight and Deb Antos had low net, also in the third flight.


Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


June 17, 2019

Post 39 slugger Caleb Morris' two homeruns, and team high five RBIs, led his team to victory in the final game of the Pitt County American Legion Showcase Sunday night. Post 39 defeated Pleasure Island Post 129, 10-1.

Morris (3-for-3, 2 HR, 2 Rs, 5 RBIs, FC) kicked off a six-run fourth inning with…


June 16, 2019

Saturday night saw another edition of one of the top American Legion battles in Eastern North Carolina, as Post 39 hosted Wayne Post 11 in a conference makeup game. Post 11 walked away victorious, 9-4.

The bats never reached their full potential, as Post 39 earned nine hits on the night, compared…


June 16, 2019

Chips and putts from area golf courses:


Robersonville will be hosting a women's tournament on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

The club will host its July 4th Superball on that date.

Robersonville will play its Invitational on August 2-4.

For more information on these events, or to register for any…

Woody Peele

June 16, 2019

D.H. Conley freshman pitcher Matthew Matthijs walked into high school baseball with plenty of expectations already set. The former Greenville Little League star had all the hype in his first season, and delivered.

He went 9-1 in 14 appearances, striking out 86 batters in 58.1 innings pitched. He…


June 16, 2019

The following players were selected to The Daily Reflector’s All-Area baseball team. 


Matthew Matthijs, D.H. Conley: Pitcher of the Year

Grant Charles Jarman, J.H. Rose: Batter of the Year

Cam Jackson, D.H. Conley: Jackson was a solid performer at the top of the Vikings lineup,…

061619-All Area

June 16, 2019

Grant Charles Jarman wrapped up an outstanding high school athletic career this season. After four years of football and baseball Jarman walks away with one final award, The Daily Reflector’s All-Area Batter of the Year. 

“One thing that will stand out to me is the guys last…


June 16, 2019

It was yet another successful season for the D.H. Conley baseball team, led by longtime coach Jason Mills.

Mills led DHC to a 26-5 overall record, going 11-1 in the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference. The Vikings season culminated in a trip to the 3-A East Regional Finals, where it lost to…


June 14, 2019

Athletes from three local schools learned if they received the honor of being named to their sports All-Conference list in the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference. Take a look at who made the cut. 


11 players received all conference honors, with D.H. Conley leading the way with…


June 13, 2019

Another batch of local high school athletes signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level.

Chargers duo inks to Louisburg College

After rounding out their careers with their best statistical seasons, Ayden-Grifton baseball players Blake McLawhorn and…

060719-A-G Signing

June 13, 2019

After recently seeing his D.H. Conley athletic career come to a close Shea Ward continues to improve his game on the diamond. The Pitt Community College commit is playing with the Post 39 Legion team this summer before joining the Bulldogs. Preps beat writer Jake Keator spoke with Ward about his…

384 stories in Sports. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 39
        Next Page»   Last Page»