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Category Archives: Sports

Girls’ Golf: Wayne Christian Has First Golf Meet

Girls’ Golf: Wayne Christian Has First Golf Meet

On Thursday afternoon, Wayne Country Day hosted Wayne Christian at Lane Tree Golf Club for both teams’ season opener. As a team, Wayne Christian posted a score of 166. Brianna Verme carded a 50, Hannaley Stephens shot a 55 and Taylor Walden had a score of 61. Leah Mills and Abigail Toner both shot a…read more »

Cedric Thomas: Track And Field Star Turned U.S. Military Man

Cedric Thomas: Track And Field Star Turned U.S. Military Man

From UMO Media Relations MOUNT OLIVE –  From track and field star to an officer in the U.S. military, University of Mount Olive alumnus Cedric Thomas is a role model for student-athletes everywhere. A career in the military is something Thomas never expected. Growing up, his father was a military man so, Thomas was considered a…read more »

NCHSAA releases postseason plans

NCHSAA releases postseason plans

On Tuesday afternoon, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association amended many of its guidelines for the 2020-2021 sports season. The NCHSAA also released details on its postseason plans for each sport. One of the most significant changes this school year is playoff schedule will decrease by one round for most sports. The playoffs this…read more »

Wayne Christian Gets Ready For Upcoming Football Season

Wayne Christian Gets Ready For Upcoming Football Season

In a lot of ways, it looked like a regular Monday afternoon football practice. The Wayne Christian football team took to the field at 5 p.m. and went through two hours of practice, including some individual drills and team defensive work. The Eagles practiced hard as sweat dripped down from their foreheads. However, there were…read more »

UMO Launches New Website With SIDEARM Sports

UMO Launches New Website With SIDEARM Sports

MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive Department of Athletics recently launched a new website with partner SIDEARM Sports.  SIDEARM Sports is one of the biggest brands in college athletics. They have partnered with numerous colleges and universities across all three NCAA divisions, and NAIA and the NJCAA. “The partnership with SIDEARM Sports is one…read more »

Athletes of the Week: Ashton Gupton

Athletes of the Week: Ashton Gupton

When Wayne Country Day senior Ashton Gupton started playing golf, she had no idea she would fall in love with the sport. Golf is a deceptively tricky sport. It may look easy, but becoming a good golfer requires countless hours of practice and dedication to the sport. Through those countless hours of practice, Gupton was…read more »

Athletes of the Week: Thomas Sumner

Athletes of the Week: Thomas Sumner

Many students play soccer in high school, but few inhabit the sport the way Wayne Country Day’s Thomas Sumner does. The senior goalie became a serious student of the game after taking it up in middle school, and since then, Sumner dedicates at least part of his day to improving his craft. It is evident…read more »

UMO Student Produces Talent On & Off The Court

UMO Student Produces Talent On & Off The Court

From UMO Media Relations MOUNT OLIVE — University of Mount Olive women’s basketball student-athlete Leah Williams has a talent for producing talent both on and off the basketball court. The junior from Autryville, N.C. recently completed an internship with Kornegay Family Farms (KFF) in Princeton during the summer. She looks to bring her knowledge back to UMO and beyond. Williams, an…read more »

Eastern Wayne’s Quadrez Lassiter signs with Johnson C. Smith

Eastern Wayne’s Quadrez Lassiter signs with Johnson C. Smith

Recent Eastern Wayne graduate Quadrez Lassiter, whose prep football career spanned four varsity seasons and included reps along both lines of scrimmage, recently signed a national letter of intent to continue his gridiron career at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. The sturdy Lassiter — who measures at 6-foot-1 and 302 pounds — selected Johnson…read more »

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