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Disc golfers hit course

In disc golf, the best of the best and fledgling newcomers cannot only share a tournament course, they can also have a beer and some laughs when they are finished playing.“In ball golf, I’m probably never going to play with Phil (Mickelson),” said Jason Clark, the man mostly responsible for putting on Sunday’s Professional Disc Golf Association tourney at Greenville’s West Meadowbrook Park. “Out here, the community is huge, but it’s tight, and it’s more accessible to beginning players.”Brian Schweberger, a Tarboro resident who is one of the winningest disc golfers in the game’s history, played the role of Mickelson on the West Meadowbrook course, including signing some autographs after the tournament.

  • Latest Hall class honored

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech, and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

  • Jeff Gordon Day at Brickyard

    INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.

  • Womack warns of dip danger

    Longtime J.H. Rose baseball coach Ronald Vincent remembers when coaches — especially ones in tobacco-rich eastern North Carolina — used smokeless tobacco without being fully aware of the harm associated with the habit.

  • Harvick continues qualifying dominance

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400.

  • Indy celebrating Gordon day

    INDIANAPOLIS — The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

ECU

ECU fantasy campers hit field

Participants in Ruffin McNeill’s fantasy football camp who thought they were just going to jog through a couple of drills, hear coach McNeill and his East Carolina assistants give a couple of speeches and collect a T-shirt found out quickly that Friday’s camp offered much more.

  • Pirate leaders embrace social media

    As social media changes on an almost hourly interval, college sports coaches are constantly tweaking their game plans for using it to their utmost advantage.

  • Pirates on display

    WASHINGTON — Although he is the newest partner in the East Carolina sports coaching firm, Cliff Godwin sounded like he’d been working on his message to ECU fans for a long time on Wednesday night at the Washington Civic Center.

  • Carden on O’Brien watch list

    FORT WORTH, Texas — East Carolina senior Shane Carden was one of 39 quarterbacks named to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterbacks Award watch list on Wednesday.

  • Hardy on Biletnikoff watch list

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For the second straight year, East Carolina’s Justin Hardy has been named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list.

  • Freshmen welcomed to Pirate family

    Less than a month into their college experience, East Carolina freshmen Lance Tejada and Grant Bryant said they already feel like part of the Pirate family.

ACC settles into stability

GREENSBORO ­— Welcome to the new Atlantic Coast Conference.

  • NCAA director defends system

    INDIANAPOLIS — Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won’t catch every cheater in college sports.

  • Wilbekin finds comfort at Wake

    WINSTON-SALEM — Mitchell Wilbekin always has been Danny Manning’s kind of point guard.

  • FSU, Miami picked to win divisions

    GREENSBORO — Florida State was an obvious choice as a favorite in one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s divisions.

  • ACC riding wave of buzz

    GREENSBORO — It’s been a while since the Atlantic Coast Conference entered a season with this much buzz.

  • Swofford confident autonomy will pass

    GREENSBORO — Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says he’s confident the NCAA will pass a proposal that will allow the five power conferences to make some of their own rules.

  • Spieth, Matsuyama keep showing up

    PINEHURST — With every big tournament, Jordan Spieth keeps living up to his reputation as a rising star.

DHC standout commits to Pirates

East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin has picked up a verbal commitment from one of the area’s best players, as D.H. Conley standout Bryant Packard recently gave a verbal nod to Godwin and the Pirates.

  • Locals earn all-state selections

    Several Pitt County high school athletes recently earned all-state recognition from the N.C. Baseball and Softball Coaches Associations.

  • Ross reflects on 30-year career

    Chris Ross did most of the heavy lifting during the latter stages of the work week — cleaning out desks, rounding up collectibles and the ceremonial moment of turning in his keychain filled with various keys to doors and gates.

  • All-County Baseball: Bailey Sugg

    Bailey Sugg’s batting average as a senior was almost identical to when he was a junior — he batted .427 as a senior and .424 the year before — but his role within the J.H. Rose baseball offense was different.

  • All-County Baseball: Tucker Jacobs

    Tucker Jacobs suffered a back injury last summer and wasn’t cleared to pitch until about two weeks before South Central baseball’s season opener.

  • All-County Baseball selections

    First Team Bailey Sugg, J.H. Rose — Hitter of the Year. Tucker Jacobs, South Central — Pitcher of the Year.

Latest Hall class honored

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech, and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.

  • Stewart not bothered by injury

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart isn’t concerned about his latest injury limiting his effectiveness this season.

  • Golf: Furyk leads; U.S. women ousted

    MONTREAL — Jim Furyk moved into position for his third Canadian Open victory, shooting a 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead at Royal Montreal.

  • Newton, Hardy ready for practice

    CHARLOTTE — Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp tonight.

  • Alzheimer’s forces Bowlen to step down

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster.

  • Rivers unhappy with Sterling stay

    LOS ANGELES — Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a “disaster” for the franchise.“If Mr.

Jeff Gordon Day at Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.

  • Indy celebrating Gordon day

    INDIANAPOLIS — The reminders that Jeff Gordon won here 20 years ago plaster Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Harvick continues qualifying dominance

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400.

  • No 'Double' for Busch

    INDIANAPOLIS — Kurt Busch is slacking at Indy.

  • Brickyard 400 turning 20

    INDIANAPOLIS — Drivers always say there’s something magical about Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the opportunity for NASCAR to race there opened the door for one of Jeff Gordon’s most treasured victories.

  • RTA could close disconnect

    CHARLOTTE — There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying.

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