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Baseball: Summer’s Been Good To Wayne County Post 11 (PHOTO GALLERY)

Baseball: Summer’s Been Good To Wayne County Post 11 (PHOTO GALLERY)

They see each other as rivals during the high school season, but they all share the same passion — baseball. And this summer, Wayne County Post 11 came together as one to have a special season. Wayne County finished the season with a 23-7 record, claimed the Area I East Division regular-season title, and won…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Will Pennington

Athlete Of The Week: Will Pennington

Will Pennington is having a breakout summer for Wayne County Post 11 and has emerged as one of Post 11’s best pitchers this summer. In 36 innings pitched this summer, Pennington has 5-0 record on the mound, a 0.77 earned run average and has tossed 41 strikeouts. And as evidenced by his phenomenal performance against…read more »

Baseball: Post 11 Walks Off Against Port City

Baseball: Post 11 Walks Off Against Port City

In a must-win game, Wayne County Post 11 bounced back in a big way against Port City Post 545 on Thursday afternoon. Will Pennington pitched six and one-third innings and tossed seven strikeouts as Post 11 held off Port City 7-6. “When you find a way to win, you’re happy with your kids, and that’s…read more »

Baseball: Post 11 Opens State Tournament Against Cherryville Post 100

Baseball: Post 11 Opens State Tournament Against Cherryville Post 100

Playing in its first N.C. Senior American Legion State Tournament since 2014, Wayne County faced off against Cherryville Post 100 in front of hundreds of baseball fans from across the state. Before the game started, Wayne County participated in the opening ceremonies with seven other teams competing in the state tournament. “That was really cool,…read more »

Softball: Post 11 Advances To State Tournament For First Time

Softball: Post 11 Advances To State Tournament For First Time

Article and photos from Laieke Abebe Wayne County Post 11 softball completed their dominant run through Area 1 East play with a championship on Tuesday evening. Post 11 completed the sweep of the Area 1 East championship with an 11-2 victory over Johnston County Post 109 in Benson. After losing in the winner-take-all contest two…read more »

Burke Captures Sixth Open Division Championship (PHOTO GALLERY)

Burke Captures Sixth Open Division Championship (PHOTO GALLERY)

On Sunday afternoon, Johnathan Burke shot a 69 in the third round of the Wayne County Men’s Amateur Championship to clinch his sixth Wayne County Men’s Amateur Open Division championship at Lane Tree Golf Club. Burke posted a three-day score of 211 to win the championship, and Burke had to overcome a six-stroke deficit in…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Tyler Thompson

Athlete Of The Week: Tyler Thompson

Tyler Thompson does whatever it takes to help his team. Whether he is getting the start on the mound, coming out of the bullpen, or always keeping a smile on his face in the dugout, Thompson is the definition of a good teammate. Thompson, who recently graduated from Princeton High School, has played baseball for…read more »

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