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Jazz 37 Spurs 35
Leading scorers – Jazz – I. Sharpe 31, A. Mcrae 4, J. Williams 2 Spurs – C. Craddock 25, T. Joyner 4, J. Ferguson 4
Warriors 19 Blazers 16
Leading scorers – Warriors – E. Moss 15, M. Faison 4 Blazers – M. Brown 6, J. Best 4, D. Edwards 2
Doug Henry Chevrolet 31
Norris Tire and Auto 29
Leading scorers – Doug Henry Chevrolet – L. Davis 14, C. Parker 8, C. Joyner 4 Norris Tire and Auto – S. Hinton 11, C. Pittman 6, M. Cheeks 4
Doug Henry Ford 38
Ben's Auto 24
Leading scorers – Doug Henry Ford – Z. Brooks 13, K. Hopkins 9, A. Pittman 8 Ben's Auto – Z. Henderson 7, N. Barnes 6, K. Freeman 3
Doug Henry Ford 4-0
Doug Henry Chevrolet 2-2
Norris Tire and Auto 1-3
Ben's Auto 1-3
JUNIOR & SENIOR LEAGUE
Ribeye's Steakhouse 56
Cherry Tax Services 54
Leading scorers – Ribeye's Steakhouse – J. Kelly 12, Z. Barnes 11, N. Brown 11 Cherry Tax Services – J. Bennett 19, J. Bland 10, M. Whitley 9
Dental Care Center 58
Rick Williams Auto 46
Leading scorers – Dental Care Center – N. Dickens 15, K. Parker 8, J. Johnson 7 Rick Williams Auto – R. Moody 12, D. Moody 11, K. Shaw 9
Dental Care Center 3-2
Cherry Tax Services 3-2
Rick Williams Auto 2-3
Ribeye's Steakhouse 2-3
Tryout dates at Sunset Park for Cal Ripken league are:
Feb. 26-27 at 5 p.m. for olds
Feb. 27-28 at 5 p.m.
Make-up dates are March 4-7 at 5 p.m.
March 12-14 at 6:30 p.m.
March 18-21 at 6:30 p.m.
• There is a $10 fee for all players who live inside Tarboro City limits and Edgecombe County. There is a $35 charge per sport fee for players who live outside of Edgecombe County.
• Players interested in playing must fill out a registration forms. Players who played last year are exempt from tryouts.
• Players age as of April 30 this year will be their playing age for all spring sports.
• Cal Ripken League players must be 10-years old before or on April 30 and may not turn 13-years old before April 30.
For more information contact the the Tarboro Parks & Recreation Department athletics office at 641-4277.
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Tarboro beats SouthWest 16-11
Tarboro and SouthWest battled it out Friday night in the 15-under Nash County Babe Ruth League at Municipal Stadium. It was a game that included 30 walks, 13 errors and 27 runs scored. Tarboro was able to hold on and win 16-11.
SouthWest, who is winless this year, fought back time and time again and took advantage of 18 walks and the six errors Tarboro committed. SouthWest has a team filled with 13 and 14-year olds playing against older players. They were able to hold their own though and take advantage of different situations.
Jones, Pittman starting new semi-pro team in Tarboro
If you had a dream of playing professional football, but were never given the chance out of high school or college, now is the time for you to become a professional.
Three citizens in the community came up with the idea to organize a semi-pro football team and came up with the team name, East Carolina Buccaneers.
Mike Jones and Marty Pittman are co-owners of the organization.
LITTLE TARHEEL CHAMPIONS
Pizza Inn won the Little Tarheel League baseball championship through the Tarboro Parks and Recreation Department. They had a 10-1 record this season and in the last six seasons, Pizza Inn has won six straight titles and have a record of 66-13. Members of the championship team are from left to right, kneeling, Deshawn Moss, Clark Dupree, Ricardo Hernandez, Seth Paramore, Landon Riley, Eric Moss and Tobais Joyner. Middle row, Hunter Gardner, Mason Riley, Justin Rameriz, Mike Wiggins, Eli Williamson, Eric Jones and CJ Joyner. Back row, coaches Ken Oliver, Mike Riley, Bo Dupree, Nick Oliver and Bill Howerin.
Tars drop season opener 8-7 to Nash County
Fielding errors and throwing errors played a big part in the Tarboro Tars season opener loss Tuesday night at Municipal Stadium. Nash County defeated the Tars 8-7 in the Coastal Plains Senior Babe Ruth league opener.
Tarboro trailed three times in the game and twice they made comebacks. After the second comeback, they took the lead, but that didn't last long after the Tars defense fell apart.
New punishments need to be added in MLB
The main question remains about Major League Baseball. Why do the same players names continue to appear when it comes to using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs)?
Last year, Commissioner Bud Selig said that they were going to crack down on drug testing, but the fact is how many players have been tested so far through this season?
10 Under Champs
The Riptide won the 10-under girl's softball league through the Tarboro Parks and Recreation Department. They finished the season with a 7-2-1 record. Pictured from left to right, kneeling, Hannah Scott, Autumn Partain, Rena Harris, Kaliyah Lynch, Hailee Whitehurst, Hailey Boyette, second row, Sarah Harrell, Carly Webb, Taylor Williams, Alysia Braswell, Ziniya Tillery, Yasmine Shannon. Back row, Coaches Van Webb, Ken Williams and Ross Whitehurst.
Tarboro Parks and Recreation scores
The following scores are from the baseball and softball leagues played at Indian Lake Sports Complex through the Tarboro Parks and Recreation Department.
Little Tarheel League
Pizza Inn 14 WRL Farms 4
Leading hitters – Pizza Inn – Justin Rameriz 4-4, Hunter Gardner 3-3, Mike WIggins 2-3, Eli Williamson 2-3, Tobias Joyner 1-1 WRL Farms – Ryan Scott 2-2, Layton Dupree 2-2, Tanner Wittig 1-2, Dillon Johnson 1-2
Thorne chosen to play in Powerade game
Tarboro Lady Vikings soccer phenom Shayla Thorne has added another accolade to her credentials. She was one of 19 players selected to play in the Powerade State Games on the 2013 East women's team.
She won't be the only one from Tarboro participating in the state games, because Tarboro coach Leshaun Jenkins was also named the head coach of the women's East team.
MMS Athletes of the Year
A their annual athletic banquet, Martin Middle School announced that Shanice Mercer, left, and Kendrick Pittman were the recipients of the Mike Alford Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Mercer was a cheerleader and played softball. Pittman played football, basketball and baseball.
Five rule changes for high school basketball in 2014
During a recent session in April, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Committee made five rule changes to the game.
The first part of the session talked about safety and fighting on the court. After voting, the board decided to revise Rule 10-4-5.
Beginning in 2014, the revised rule states that head coaches in high school basketball will be allowed to come onto the court in an effort to break up a fight or to keep a situation from escalating into one.
Before the rule was revised, head coaches could only enter the court if beckoned by an official.
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