www.newbernsj.com - RSS Results in sports,sports/* of type article https://www.newbernsj.com/search/?q=&t=article&l=100&d=&d1=&d2=&s=start_time&sd=desc&c%5B%5D=sports,sports/*&f=rss www.newbernsj.com - RSS Results in section(s) sports,sports/* only for asset type(s) of article TNCMS 1.71.0 http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification 30 Pamlico takes early lead, unable to steal away win as Ayden-Grifton defends home turf Coming off a 61-6 loss vs Farmville Central, the Pamlico Hurricanes looked to bounce back, and get their first win of the season. However, Ayden-Grifton, led by legendary head coach Paul Cornwell, was looking for a bounce back of their… Sat, 09 Sep 2023 03:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/92d94bd1-89d5-5c10-91d9-bb071c739eab https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/pamlico-takes-early-lead-unable-to-steal-away-win-as-ayden-grifton-defends-home-turf/article_92d94bd1-89d5-5c10-91d9-bb071c739eab.html By Malachi Sheffield Special to the Sun Journal PHOTOS: HAVELOCK (3-0) VS WEST CRAVEN (1-3) Sat, 09 Sep 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/8e99b187-793d-5a02-91c9-5f15147eff66 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/photos-havelock-3-0-vs-west-craven-1-3/article_8e99b187-793d-5a02-91c9-5f15147eff66.html By Kaye Nesbit and Jimmy Kilpatrick FRIDAY FOOTBALL: Havelock comes from behind again, New Bern wins big, Pamlico not enough on the road Havelock 20 West Craven 13 Sat, 09 Sep 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/6e205981-50a0-5334-b51f-e9bbfc2785f8 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/friday-football-havelock-comes-from-behind-again-new-bern-wins-big-pamlico-not-enough-on/article_6e205981-50a0-5334-b51f-e9bbfc2785f8.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal WEEK 4 PREVIEW: Short Week to prepare for New Bern, West Craven. Havelock at home for first time this season West Craven (1-2) at Havelock (2-0) Thu, 07 Sep 2023 01:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/bd9b7b3f-3b9b-54d5-9faa-f6fcc755f6d4 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/week-4-preview-short-week-to-prepare-for-new-bern-west-craven-havelock-at-home/article_bd9b7b3f-3b9b-54d5-9faa-f6fcc755f6d4.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Eagles put up fight, but Bears prove too much as New Bern extends win streak to 19 games Nothing says football like a rivalry game and Tuesday night’s matchup between cross-county rivals New Bern and West Craven certainly fit the bill. Wed, 06 Sep 2023 02:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/ede8c487-24e6-51a4-8c1f-795ba057bc15 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/eagles-put-up-fight-but-bears-prove-too-much-as-new-bern-extends-win-streak/article_ede8c487-24e6-51a4-8c1f-795ba057bc15.html BY Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal WEEK 3 ROUNDUP: Pamlico, Jones lose big. West Craven, New Bern rescheduled for Tuesday Farmville Central (3-0) at Pamlico County (0-3) Sat, 02 Sep 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/fdae22ae-db69-5c6a-a3b1-5558bc168a6e https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/week-3-roundup-pamlico-jones-lose-big-west-craven-new-bern-rescheduled-for-tuesday/article_fdae22ae-db69-5c6a-a3b1-5558bc168a6e.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal No help from Idalia as Farmville Central blows through Pamlico County for big win Coming into Friday night’s matchup against the Jaguars, Pamlico County fans were hoping Tropical Storm Idalia would have helped to slow down Farmville’s high-powered offense. Sat, 02 Sep 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/a61e763b-200d-5680-83ad-bf81ac1dd309 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/no-help-from-idalia-as-farmville-central-blows-through-pamlico-county-for-big-win/article_a61e763b-200d-5680-83ad-bf81ac1dd309.html By Malachi Sheffield Special to the Sun Journal WEEK 3 FOOTBALL: Craven County Championship begins Friday. Pamlico, Jones search for first win Last year’s New Bern 4A State Championship run also included a sweep of West Craven and Havelock for county bragging rights. Time will tell if the Bears defend their state title but the time is now to maintain Craven County… Thu, 31 Aug 2023 01:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/2b6a77c8-850f-5b82-b026-41253f6eab6e https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/week-3-football-craven-county-championship-begins-friday-pamlico-jones-search-for-first-win/article_2b6a77c8-850f-5b82-b026-41253f6eab6e.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal New Bern place kicker brings distance and attitude to Bears' game plan New Bern head football coach Terrance Saxby had a decision to make in the second quarter of the Bears’ home game in week two against North Guilford. Wed, 30 Aug 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/f78baeda-bffc-562e-a9c8-8a66b3629b6f https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/new-bern-place-kicker-brings-distance-and-attitude-to-bears-game-plan/article_f78baeda-bffc-562e-a9c8-8a66b3629b6f.html BY Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal PHOTOS: WEEK 2 Friday Night Football Sat, 26 Aug 2023 04:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/3fa268d2-bb46-56f3-a1d8-391fa987e158 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/photos-week-2-friday-night-football/article_3fa268d2-bb46-56f3-a1d8-391fa987e158.html Photos BY Kaye Nesbit WEEK 2 FOOTBALL: Bears, Rams survive early tests, Eagles impress in loss to defending champs North Guilford at New Bern Sat, 26 Aug 2023 03:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/dfa3fefa-091e-5a56-b702-af3b7b8fe2bf https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/week-2-football-bears-rams-survive-early-tests-eagles-impress-in-loss-to-defending-champs/article_dfa3fefa-091e-5a56-b702-af3b7b8fe2bf.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Havelock girls golf drop two to East Carteret, Pamlico ace Rams in volleyball The Havelock High School girl’s golf team competed in a non-conference match against East Carteret High School. Fri, 25 Aug 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/d1461fdc-2140-549a-8a64-62ac57b06f50 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-girls-golf-drop-two-to-east-carteret-pamlico-ace-rams-in-volleyball/article_d1461fdc-2140-549a-8a64-62ac57b06f50.html By Kaye Nesbit The Sun Journal Week 2 Football: Eagles, Rams face difficult road tests. Hurricanes, Trojans look to get into win column (copy) Week two of the high school football season will feature a pair of Craven County teams picked to win their conference titles facing big time non-conference challenges on the road. Thu, 24 Aug 2023 01:15:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/13fc5b2c-446a-5f79-bc29-1110a0a9755c https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/week-2-football-eagles-rams-face-difficult-road-tests-hurricanes-trojans-look-to-get-into/article_13fc5b2c-446a-5f79-bc29-1110a0a9755c.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Week 2 Football: Eagles, Rams face difficult road tests. Hurricanes, Trojans look to get into win column Week two of the high school football season will feature a pair of Craven County teams picked to win their conference titles facing big time non-conference challenges on the road. Thu, 24 Aug 2023 01:15:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/33bab6c1-7bf5-54ab-ba4d-1780f8fef239 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/week-2-football-eagles-rams-face-difficult-road-tests-hurricanes-trojans-look-to-get-into/article_33bab6c1-7bf5-54ab-ba4d-1780f8fef239.html By: Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal PHOTOS: Friday Night Football Week 1 Mon, 21 Aug 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/cd07ac96-9ff6-5e8e-8a9e-b83bc50994e8 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/photos-friday-night-football-week-1/article_cd07ac96-9ff6-5e8e-8a9e-b83bc50994e8.html Pair of strong starts, a nail biting finish highlight opening night of Friday Night Football Havelock at Wallace Rose-Hill Sat, 19 Aug 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/ae3e6380-f76a-5ecc-ad59-6925fdf1419e https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/pair-of-strong-starts-a-nail-biting-finish-highlight-opening-night-of-friday-night-football/article_ae3e6380-f76a-5ecc-ad59-6925fdf1419e.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Summer baseball team seen as homerun for New Bern as few concerns brought up in public meeting On Monday, August 14, the New Bern Board of Aldermen hosted a community input meeting at the Omega Center regarding the latest proposal from the Old North State League (ONSL). The league is a North Carolina-wide summer collegiate baseball league. Wed, 16 Aug 2023 03:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/87e96764-3dda-580c-97cc-19d27adbc565 https://www.newbernsj.com/news/business/summer-baseball-team-seen-as-homerun-for-new-bern-as-few-concerns-brought-up-in/article_87e96764-3dda-580c-97cc-19d27adbc565.html By Justin Trent Special to the Sun Journal Tennis, Neuroscience, community service a 'winning serve' for New Bern tennis ace New Bern tennis star Lina Lavigne’s focus, commitment and ability to adapt to life’s challenges was never more evident than in 2020. Tue, 15 Aug 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/1a2c493f-ee99-5a6f-a963-71ad4071c33e https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/tennis-neuroscience-community-service-a-winning-serve-for-new-bern-tennis-ace/article_1a2c493f-ee99-5a6f-a963-71ad4071c33e.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Most local teams to introduce new quarterbacks, one has familiar faces. Meet this year's signal callers The countdown continues to an August 18 kickoff of the local high school football season in Craven, Jones, and Pamlico counties and across the board, five area teams are in the same boat of having to start the year with… Fri, 11 Aug 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/bff909be-6f80-5228-ae7b-d6f8c076d8cf https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/most-local-teams-to-introduce-new-quarterbacks-one-has-familiar-faces-meet-this-years-signal/article_bff909be-6f80-5228-ae7b-d6f8c076d8cf.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Can the Eagles three-peat? West Craven picked to defend their conference championship again The Eastern Plains 2A football coaches met in Greenville on Tuesday to vote on who they think will win the conference title this year. Wed, 09 Aug 2023 08:33:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/a1a6682f-fd07-5633-9776-0d8ce9c8a03e https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/can-the-eagles-three-peat-west-craven-picked-to-defend-their-conference-championship-again/article_a1a6682f-fd07-5633-9776-0d8ce9c8a03e.html By Trevor Dunnell The Sun Journal Havelock football picked to win Big Carolina Conference, New Bern tied for 4th In a football conference that has been dubbed by some as “the SEC of Eastern North Carolina,” conference play is expected to be just as exciting as it has been the last few years. Mon, 07 Aug 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/7cbe135a-5bc3-5c02-ba18-3ffd324f3e0a https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-football-picked-to-win-big-carolina-conference-new-bern-tied-for-4th/article_7cbe135a-5bc3-5c02-ba18-3ffd324f3e0a.html By The Sun Journal Staff College baseball league proposes $250K-$350K in renovations to Kafer Park. Could play as early as 2024 The New Bern Board of Aldermen agree to move forward with discussions on forming a partnership with the Old North State League (ONSL), which could see the league invest thousands into the city’s historic Kafer Park. Thu, 27 Jul 2023 13:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/2cac22d0-97ef-52b3-97cd-c95a70fc371b https://www.newbernsj.com/news/college-baseball-league-proposes-250k--350k-in-renovations-to-kafer-park-could-play-as/article_2cac22d0-97ef-52b3-97cd-c95a70fc371b.html By Caramia Valentin The Sun Journal Havelock's Frazier, Nesbit go out on top in East/West All-Star Game The North Carolina Coaches Association’s 75th annual East-West All-Star Games and Coaching Clinic was played on July 19, with two Havelock football standouts finishing their high school careers on top. Mon, 24 Jul 2023 09:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/f87005bb-d844-552c-94de-9906a13077a6 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelocks-frazier-nesbit-go-out-on-top-in-east-west-all-star-game/article_f87005bb-d844-552c-94de-9906a13077a6.html By Kaye Nesbit The Sun Journal North Carolina's largest collegiate baseball league could be coming to play ball at New Bern park Co-Founder of Old North State League Alec Allred is scheduled to present their interest in leasing a New Bern park for their collegiate summer baseball league on Tuesday, July 25 to the New Bern Board of Aldermen. Fri, 21 Jul 2023 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/022221a3-be31-5488-905c-7976e943d032 https://www.newbernsj.com/news/north-carolinas-largest-collegiate-baseball-league-could-be-coming-to-play-ball-at-new-bern/article_022221a3-be31-5488-905c-7976e943d032.html By Caramia Valentin The Sun Journal Showtime for Eternity: Former West Craven basketball star has number retired A decade has passed since Josh Cuthbertson patrolled the hardwoods of West Craven basketball. Fri, 21 Jul 2023 06:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/cb3f3e38-71c4-5750-8227-f0d9ceee74e6 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/showtime-for-eternity-former-west-craven-basketball-star-has-number-retired/article_cb3f3e38-71c4-5750-8227-f0d9ceee74e6.html By: Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal School board doubles down on denying King. What we know, what we've learned, what it means In the last year, Craven County high school football programs have produced enough content and drama for a screenwriter to create their very own Netflix series. Fri, 21 Jul 2023 03:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/a3442d08-a11f-5f31-a007-38dadc88990c https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/school-board-doubles-down-on-denying-king-what-we-know-what-weve-learned-what-it/article_a3442d08-a11f-5f31-a007-38dadc88990c.html BY Trevor Dunnell The Sun Journal BREAKING: Craven County school board approves hire for New Bern, denies King as Havelock head coach The Craven County Board of Education approved the hiring of New Bern’s next head football coach while denying Havelock their former head coach’s return. Tue, 18 Jul 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/41a30455-9277-5bb1-a28a-21b7ef08c241 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/breaking-craven-county-school-board-approves-hire-for-new-bern-denies-king-as-havelock-head/article_41a30455-9277-5bb1-a28a-21b7ef08c241.html By Wayne Dzubak and Trevor Dunnell The Sun Journal Havelock couple racing for playoff spot after scare at New River All-American Speedway Husband and wife racers Herbert and Ashley Keaton of Havelock are both setting their sights on winning at New River All-American Speedway with $500 and a playoff spot on the line — just 12 days after Ashley sustained mild injuries… Thu, 13 Jul 2023 06:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/fba449fd-b6b9-5d1c-a401-3032de2d4619 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-couple-racing-for-playoff-spot-after-scare-at-new-river-all-american-speedway/article_fba449fd-b6b9-5d1c-a401-3032de2d4619.html By Andy Marquis New River All-American Speedway School board to vote on Havelock, New Bern football coaching vacancies Tuesday For New Bern football, the process to find a new head coach began three weeks ago. For Havelock, its been five months. By next Tuesday, both programs will know who their next head coach will be. Wed, 12 Jul 2023 04:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/30b3fc32-b658-5f78-8f77-6d36b524ba48 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/school-board-to-vote-on-havelock-new-bern-football-coaching-vacancies-tuesday/article_30b3fc32-b658-5f78-8f77-6d36b524ba48.html By Trevor Dunnell The Sun Journal BREAKING: Sensation withdraws protest with Big Rock Blue Marlin officials from mutilated fish ruling Morehead City based fishing boat Sensation have withdrawn their protest and are no longer fighting the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament’s ruling that disqualified their would be winning prize marlin. Tue, 11 Jul 2023 01:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/38a4f36b-020f-5a87-8b9c-f9c3974e9841 https://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/breaking-sensation-withdraws-protest-with-big-rock-blue-marlin-officials-from-mutilated-fish-ruling/article_38a4f36b-020f-5a87-8b9c-f9c3974e9841.html By Trevor Dunnell and Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Havelock wrestling coach named North Carolina Girl's Coach of the Year Success is not a new thing for Havelock sports as recently its been girls’ wrestling that has seen the spotlight across the state. With that comes recognition as several players have been at the forefront, now its the coach’s turn. Fri, 30 Jun 2023 09:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/4301a834-9ee4-5251-b5e5-066fabc848bb https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-wrestling-coach-named-north-carolina-girls-coach-of-the-year/article_4301a834-9ee4-5251-b5e5-066fabc848bb.html By Kaye Nesbit The Sun Journal Havelock, New Bern softball stars named to All-State team Editor’s Note: The story has been updated with the correct photo of New Bern’s Anna Champey and an added photo of New Bern’s Mackenzie Richardson. Fri, 30 Jun 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/ce8f7d5c-6f17-553d-bbbb-90c94234e113 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-new-bern-softball-stars-named-to-all-state-team/article_ce8f7d5c-6f17-553d-bbbb-90c94234e113.html By The Sun Journal Havelock, New Bern softball stars named to All-State team Editor’s Note: The story has been updated with the correct photo of New Bern’s Anna Champey and an added photo of New Bern’s Mackenzie Richardson. Fri, 30 Jun 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/549f0b3c-a4d1-5a1f-bebf-29a925d53f95 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-new-bern-softball-stars-named-to-all-state-team/article_549f0b3c-a4d1-5a1f-bebf-29a925d53f95.html By The Sun Journal Since opening 2 years ago, the 8-Way Center is shaping the behavior, skills of local athletes The sign outside the building in New Bern says “8-Way Center” but inside there is only one way — hard work. Tue, 27 Jun 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/576a1310-4eaa-5eb6-a3e2-5567bee60e49 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/since-opening-2-years-ago-the-8-way-center-is-shaping-the-behavior-skills-of/article_576a1310-4eaa-5eb6-a3e2-5567bee60e49.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Former New Bern head football coach taking over another state powerhouse Former New Bern head football coach Torrey Nowell resigned from his position with the program earlier this week. On Thursday, it was announced he has taken over another North Carolina powerhouse. Thu, 22 Jun 2023 13:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/6c2921f5-eb38-5707-a4c8-ebfe975deb8a https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/former-new-bern-head-football-coach-taking-over-another-state-powerhouse/article_6c2921f5-eb38-5707-a4c8-ebfe975deb8a.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal 44 years in the making: New Bern man to take part in his first Great Trent River Raft Race New Bern native Jimmy Price was just a six-year-old child when he witnessed his first Trent River Raft Race. Wed, 21 Jun 2023 08:42:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/511dd17e-4aef-5e67-96e1-6ff45b81f048 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/44-years-in-the-making-new-bern-man-to-take-part-in-his-first-great/article_511dd17e-4aef-5e67-96e1-6ff45b81f048.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Big Rock Blue Marlin clarifies final ruling to controversial ending Big Rock Blue Marlin officials said there is a difference between what happened to close this year’s 65th annual tournament and how Top Dog won in 2019. Wed, 21 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/46605d60-d619-52a1-b1c2-8ce119f3772a https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/big-rock-blue-marlin-clarifies-final-ruling-to-controversial-ending/article_46605d60-d619-52a1-b1c2-8ce119f3772a.html By Chris Miller The Daily News New Bern Bears head football coach Torrey Nowell to leave program After four years with the program, New Bern High School football coach Torrey Nowell’s vision paid off with a 4A state championship victory in December. Fast forward to June and the Bears are now looking for their next head coach. Tue, 20 Jun 2023 04:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/4bb82b4c-7ac6-55a0-bb9a-945e0dd7f596 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/new-bern-bears-head-football-coach-torrey-nowell-to-leave-program/article_4bb82b4c-7ac6-55a0-bb9a-945e0dd7f596.html By Trevor Dunnell The Sun Journal Sensation DQ'ed at Big Rock Blue Marlin, Sushi declared the winner Sensation’s catch at the Big Rock Blue Marlin has been disqualified and Sushi has been declared the winner of the 65th annual tournament in Morehead City. Sun, 18 Jun 2023 10:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/13b33c29-d5c1-5fee-a9fa-4427dc161f71 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/sensation-dqed-at-big-rock-blue-marlin-sushi-declared-the-winner/article_13b33c29-d5c1-5fee-a9fa-4427dc161f71.html By Chris Miller The Daily News Final night of Big Rock Blue Marlin filled with late-night drama The 65th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament was not decided on Saturday night. Sat, 17 Jun 2023 22:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/43867a0e-4be2-5fde-8b23-cf46ffb123b5 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/final-night-of-big-rock-blue-marlin-filled-with-late-night-drama/article_43867a0e-4be2-5fde-8b23-cf46ffb123b5.html By Chris Miller The Daily News Sushi takes over Big Rock Blue Marlin lead on Day 5 There was a leaderboard change on the fifth day of the 65th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament on Friday. Fri, 16 Jun 2023 18:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/a574877f-5801-5cc8-a41d-1745981be9a7 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/sushi-takes-over-big-rock-blue-marlin-lead-on-day-5/article_a574877f-5801-5cc8-a41d-1745981be9a7.html By Chris Miller The Daily News From Mat Rat to World Tour: Havelock wrestler Kennedie Snow is living her dream Never in her wildest imagination did Havelock wrestler Kennedie Snow believe a challenge from her brother six years ago would lead to a world wrestling tour in 2023. Fri, 16 Jun 2023 04:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/c1c72cfb-11e7-5a53-8cf5-1c70bc73a93e https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/from-mat-rat-to-world-tour-havelock-wrestler-kennedie-snow-is-living-her-dream/article_c1c72cfb-11e7-5a53-8cf5-1c70bc73a93e.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal C-Student remains the leader heading into Big Rock weekend Friday’s events were unable to be updated before deadline. Thu, 15 Jun 2023 17:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/05427494-f619-52b7-af81-7f5ea5cf384f https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/c-student-remains-the-leader-heading-into-big-rock-weekend/article_05427494-f619-52b7-af81-7f5ea5cf384f.html By Chris Miller The Daily News The Sun Journal sports writer wins prestigious NCHSAA state honor for the first time The New Bern Sun Journal sports writer Chris Miller was honored Wednesday as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year. Thu, 15 Jun 2023 01:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/0ef572eb-671f-5e9c-898d-ca13a93c8036 https://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/the-sun-journal-sports-writer-wins-prestigious-nchsaa-state-honor-for-the-first-time/article_0ef572eb-671f-5e9c-898d-ca13a93c8036.html By The Sun Journal Staff Sea Toy now second at Big Rock; C-Student still the leader after day 2 The Sun Journal was unable to update Wednesday’s events before deadline. Tue, 13 Jun 2023 17:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/1150d382-024a-5dfc-850f-b6d9d2f97c6b https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/sea-toy-now-second-at-big-rock-c-student-still-the-leader-after-day-2/article_1150d382-024a-5dfc-850f-b6d9d2f97c6b.html By Chris Miller The Daily News C-Student leads after first day of Big Rock Blue Marlin C-Student sits in front of the class, or in this case, the fleet, on the first day of the 2023 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament on Monday. Mon, 12 Jun 2023 17:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/2d07de56-fdd3-537f-bb88-e5539870d6fd https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/c-student-leads-after-first-day-of-big-rock-blue-marlin/article_2d07de56-fdd3-537f-bb88-e5539870d6fd.html By Chris Miller 65th Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament kicks off Monday By now Madison Struyk has fielded one of the most popular questions involving the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament several times in her two years as director. Fri, 09 Jun 2023 06:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/77dc47fd-f8d7-5910-b727-d418eb173050 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/65th-big-rock-blue-marlin-tournament-kicks-off-monday/article_77dc47fd-f8d7-5910-b727-d418eb173050.html By Chris Miller The Daily News New Bern's first LPGA event ends in nail biting fashion as long-time pro seals victory Canadian Alena Sharp came to the final green of the LPGA Epson Tour “Champions Fore Change Invitational” at Taberna Country Club, leading American Gigi Stoll by one shot with both players facing birdie putts. Mon, 05 Jun 2023 04:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/8a3625b5-ce8a-5235-af41-683b7e7efcbd https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/new-berns-first-lpga-event-ends-in-nail-biting-fashion-as-long-time-pro-seals/article_8a3625b5-ce8a-5235-af41-683b7e7efcbd.html By Wayne Duzbak The Sun Journal Once close to quitting after being cut twice, New Bern guard set to play college basketball As a crowd of about 75 friends, family and teammates gathered near the gymnasium at New Bern High School, Bears’ senior guard Elijah Tripp began to reflect on just how far he’d come from the days he considered quitting basketball. Thu, 01 Jun 2023 01:15:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/b9251ca7-654c-5e61-b3be-8b83a1c116bc https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/once-close-to-quitting-after-being-cut-twice-new-bern-guard-set-to-play-college/article_b9251ca7-654c-5e61-b3be-8b83a1c116bc.html By Wayne Dzubal The Sun Journal Attendance down, spending in the wrong places, is Kinston able to sustain minor league baseball? Minor league baseball in Kinston took a call strike three on Tuesday when the news was released that the Texas Rangers were selling the Down East Wood Ducks to Diamond Baseball Holdings. Wed, 31 May 2023 01:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/a5bc1559-9f7b-5686-94a7-f98b99521177 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/attendance-down-spending-in-the-wrong-places-is-kinston-able-to-sustain-minor-league-baseball/article_a5bc1559-9f7b-5686-94a7-f98b99521177.html By Wayne Dzubak and Trevor Dunnell The Free Press Ready to tee it up: Golfers hit the links for New Bern's first LPGA event this weekend One year ago, almost to the day, Taberna Country Club shutdown its golf course for a complete renovation. “We closed the course the day after Memorial Day 2022 never imagining we’d be hosting a pro golf tournament one year later,”… Mon, 29 May 2023 01:15:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/e29d7a1d-b9c5-5f47-92de-4ab09e40cdec https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/ready-to-tee-it-up-golfers-hit-the-links-for-new-berns-first-lpga-event/article_e29d7a1d-b9c5-5f47-92de-4ab09e40cdec.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Former Craven County standout set to return to the big leagues for one of baseball's hottest teams After starting the season 13-0, the Tampa Bay Rays have stayed hot and have stayed a top the Major League Baseball standings the entire season. With teams starting to catch up with them, many pundits say the Rays have one… Sat, 27 May 2023 01:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/de694ca9-02b1-58ee-8b85-440af0d799dd https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/former-craven-county-standout-set-to-return-to-the-big-leagues-for-one-of-baseballs/article_de694ca9-02b1-58ee-8b85-440af0d799dd.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal 4th Annual Leander Morgan Memorial Golf Classic this weekend. Here's what you need to know The New Bern Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated is proud to sponsor it’s 4th Annual Mayor Leander R. “Lee” Morgan Memorial Golf Classic! Thu, 25 May 2023 01:15:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/a7c69be9-bd0b-56bb-8834-b05e1a4a05a2 https://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/4th-annual-leander-morgan-memorial-golf-classic-this-weekend-heres-what-you-need-to-know/article_a7c69be9-bd0b-56bb-8834-b05e1a4a05a2.html By The Sun Journal Staff Kinston losing baseball again: Texas Rangers to sell Down East Wood Ducks The Down East Wood Ducks of Kinston have been sold to Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH), the Minor League baseball team’s parent franchise, the Texas Rangers announced Tuesday. Tue, 23 May 2023 11:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/304a11dc-85cb-5f8d-80dc-840a918a64df https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/kinston-losing-baseball-again-texas-rangers-to-sell-down-east-wood-ducks/article_304a11dc-85cb-5f8d-80dc-840a918a64df.html By Chris Miller The Daily News From Rams to Trojans: Havelock's Hurd signs to play college basketball Havelock — Last week, Havelock High School senior small forward Shania Hurd signed her letter of intent to play college basketball. Tue, 23 May 2023 01:15:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/bc906dc9-860e-5a11-b130-b5dc93c15495 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/from-rams-to-trojans-havelocks-hurd-signs-to-play-college-basketball/article_bc906dc9-860e-5a11-b130-b5dc93c15495.html By Kaye Nesbit The Sun Journal Pamlico, West Craven bring home gold from track championships. Havelock athletes finished strong The NCHSAA state track and field championships were held Friday and Saturday at North Carolina A&T’s Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro. Here is a look at which area athletes performed the best during the 1-A and 3-A meets Friday and… Mon, 22 May 2023 14:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/710105be-69cd-5ac0-a958-23ef6ccf98ee https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/pamlico-west-craven-bring-home-gold-from-track-championships-havelock-athletes-finished-strong/article_710105be-69cd-5ac0-a958-23ef6ccf98ee.html By Trevor Dunnell The Sun Journal Former Havelock Rams football star heading to west coast powerhouse Story by James Crepea with The Oregonian. Fri, 19 May 2023 10:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/2a415211-15a2-52ae-849b-b3f22a815717 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/former-havelock-rams-football-star-heading-to-west-coast-powerhouse/article_2a415211-15a2-52ae-849b-b3f22a815717.html By The Sun Journal Staff 'You know when it's time': New Bern football coach Bobby Curlings calls it a career after 32 years Bobby Curlings was perfectly content growing up and living in Windsor. He graduated from Bertie High School in 1987 and after four years of playing football at Guilford College in Greensboro, headed right back to Windsor and accepted his first… Thu, 18 May 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/53d13f50-ae1c-504f-8db2-9db024f2f01a https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/you-know-when-its-time-new-bern-football-coach-bobby-curlings-calls-it-a-career/article_53d13f50-ae1c-504f-8db2-9db024f2f01a.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Pamlico track sending several athletes to state meet after running through their competition Last week, Pamlico track and field head coach Bobby Griffin was named the 2022-2023 Coastal Plains Men’s Track and Field Coach of the Year. Following the achievement, Griffin’s team had a strong finish at regionals, leading into states. Thu, 18 May 2023 01:15:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/ed2d4393-e0a0-58f8-a9a0-3cc9e3918a91 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/pamlico-track-sending-several-athletes-to-state-meet-after-running-through-their-competition/article_ed2d4393-e0a0-58f8-a9a0-3cc9e3918a91.html The Sun Journal Pamlico County Schools executive director elected to NCHSAA Board of Directors Henry R. Rice III, Executive Director of Administrative Services and District Athletic Director for Pamlico County Schools, was elected to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). Tue, 16 May 2023 01:15:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/2ae34183-0769-5117-9d8a-3f953f693beb https://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/pamlico-county-schools-executive-director-elected-to-nchsaa-board-of-directors/article_2ae34183-0769-5117-9d8a-3f953f693beb.html By The Sun Journal Staff New Bern athletes dominate Big Carolina Conference, capturing second consecutive Wells Fargo Conference Cup New Bern High School coaches are encouraged to teach the student athlete a philosophy designed to develop leadership skills and winning attitudes. Fri, 12 May 2023 01:15:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/3f69e39d-7229-5014-a6f4-360982de0f88 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/new-bern-athletes-dominate-big-carolina-conference-capturing-second-consecutive-wells-fargo-conference-cup/article_3f69e39d-7229-5014-a6f4-360982de0f88.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Havelock boys lacrosse continues surge through playoffs after second upset of the post season The Havelock boys lacrosse team had a modest season entering the 3A state playoffs, holding a record of 6-6, 2-6 in Big Carolina Conference play. They have now rattled off three straight playoff wins and head into the east semifinals… Thu, 11 May 2023 15:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/e2feda2f-b1eb-5731-946d-2da8e124615e https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-boys-lacrosse-continues-surge-through-playoffs-after-second-upset-of-the-post-season/article_e2feda2f-b1eb-5731-946d-2da8e124615e.html By Kaye Nesbit The Sun Journal Pair of early state tournament losses have New Bern lacrosse seeking bigger goals next season The New Bern Bears owned the 2023 Big conference lacrosse season winning both the girls and boys 4A titles and earning first round byes in the state tournament. Mon, 08 May 2023 08:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/328ca498-315e-57e9-a3c5-8fb4d2266cb1 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/pair-of-early-state-tournament-losses-have-new-bern-lacrosse-seeking-bigger-goals-next-season/article_328ca498-315e-57e9-a3c5-8fb4d2266cb1.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal New Bern High School is among the pioneers of ESPORTS in North Carolina ESPORTS? What’s that? Fri, 05 May 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/b4a175e5-414e-59d9-a9c0-0dc11269c2b8 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/new-bern-high-school-is-among-the-pioneers-of-esports-in-north-carolina/article_b4a175e5-414e-59d9-a9c0-0dc11269c2b8.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal NCHSAA permits athletes to profit off NIL deals High school athletes will be permitted to profit off their name, image and likeness (NIL), effective July 1. Wed, 03 May 2023 12:50:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/3b86f9cd-9855-55b5-a8e2-56a19268d4c7 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/nchsaa-permits-athletes-to-profit-off-nil-deals/article_3b86f9cd-9855-55b5-a8e2-56a19268d4c7.html By Chris Miller The Daily News LPGA officials release schedule for Champions Fore Change Invitational in New Bern Lacking a title sponsor, the LPGA has labeled the inaugural Epson Tour event at the Taberna Country Club in New Bern the “Champions Fore Change Invitational” to be held May 29-June 4. Tournament Director Matthew Clark of the LPGA office… Wed, 03 May 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/df20eb9e-c063-5730-a61f-3cb6bb5f92c5 https://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/lpga-officials-release-schedule-for-champions-fore-change-invitational-in-new-bern/article_df20eb9e-c063-5730-a61f-3cb6bb5f92c5.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal LPGA officials release schedule for Champions Fore Change Invitational in New Bern (copy) Lacking a title sponsor, the LPGA has labeled the inaugural Epson Tour event at the Taberna Country Club in New Bern the “Champions Fore Change Invitational” to be held May 29-June 4. Tournament Director Matthew Clark of the LPGA office… Wed, 03 May 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/3812b076-0aa7-5910-a451-a7fcfe86ecff https://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/lpga-officials-release-schedule-for-champions-fore-change-invitational-in-new-bern-copy/article_3812b076-0aa7-5910-a451-a7fcfe86ecff.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Bling-Bling! New Bern's 4th State Championship has a nice "ring" to it A 16-0 record and 4A state football championship had a nice ring to it back in December. But the ring(s) that really mattered arrived this week. Mon, 01 May 2023 09:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/cab4d44e-0bae-5394-b7de-2ac56bca02b7 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/bling-bling-new-berns-4th-state-championship-has-a-nice-ring-to-it/article_cab4d44e-0bae-5394-b7de-2ac56bca02b7.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Bittersweet Senior Night: New Bern boy's lacrosse wraps up conference championship season, girls win share A double-header senior night for New Bern High School lacrosse held the dream of conference championships and undefeated conference season’s for both the girls and boys teams Wednesday night. However, not all the dreams would be realized. Thu, 27 Apr 2023 09:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/c4e3f9c3-3a06-5318-af36-253eb440e31f https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/bittersweet-senior-night-new-bern-boys-lacrosse-wraps-up-conference-championship-season-girls-win-share/article_c4e3f9c3-3a06-5318-af36-253eb440e31f.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Pivotal Pamlico: Hurricanes aim for first baseball conference title since 2004 It has been a while since the Pamlico County High School has sniffed at a conference championship in baseball. In the next two weeks, the Hurricanes may see themselves lifting a trophy. Wed, 26 Apr 2023 01:15:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/0ef97c61-b362-5eb1-8b16-ca797e377f65 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/pivotal-pamlico-hurricanes-aim-for-first-baseball-conference-title-since-2004/article_0ef97c61-b362-5eb1-8b16-ca797e377f65.html By: Hiram Lupton The Sun Journal New Bern girls' lacrosse have 9-game win streak snapped, will not waiver conference title hopes The New Bern Lady Bears Lacrosse team have been on a roll after their March 10 loss to Croatan 10-6. Since that time, the Lady Bears won 9 straight games, outscored their opponents 121-32, and averaged 13 goals a game… Mon, 24 Apr 2023 02:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/4064f395-23f5-5806-90cd-c3123f365296 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/new-bern-girls-lacrosse-have-9-game-win-streak-snapped-will-not-waiver-conference-title/article_4064f395-23f5-5806-90cd-c3123f365296.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Havelock softball title hopes slipping away after Conley loss. Baseball and soccer suffer losses Heading into last Thursday’s Big Carolina Conference matchup with first place leaders D.H. Conley, the Havelock Rams softball team were in line to to tie them in the conference with a win. Mon, 24 Apr 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/b671bb67-e642-5832-b500-d586e90a0f9d https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-softball-title-hopes-slipping-away-after-conley-loss-baseball-and-soccer-suffer-losses/article_b671bb67-e642-5832-b500-d586e90a0f9d.html By Kaye Nesbit The Sun Journal Kids Sports Column: Epiphany Falcons boy's golf team swinging for the greens with dominating season This is the second installment of the Sun Journal’s Kids Sports Column. Meet Nick Philipps. A 4th grade student at Bangert Elementary and an aspiring writer, journalist, content creator and sports enthusiast. Fri, 21 Apr 2023 03:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/a80306fd-c98f-533e-8407-389fce5ee2eb https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/kids-sports-column-epiphany-falcons-boys-golf-team-swinging-for-the-greens-with-dominating-season/article_a80306fd-c98f-533e-8407-389fce5ee2eb.html By Nick Philipps Special to the Sun JournalBy: Nick Philipps — Special to the Sun Journal Not a sprint: The 17th Annual Neuse River Bridge Run eyes a strong finish for local organizations A scenic crossing of the Neuse River Bridge is a daily occurrence for many area residents as they navigate to work, shopping or just out for a drive. But on April 29, there’ll be a special Neuse River Bridge crossing… Thu, 20 Apr 2023 01:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/b3c0299d-1405-5563-ab39-06f826933f58 https://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/not-a-sprint-the-17th-annual-neuse-river-bridge-run-eyes-a-strong-finish-for/article_b3c0299d-1405-5563-ab39-06f826933f58.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal EXPLAINER: ENC school admins discuss passing of NCHSAA amendment to expand classifications Regional high school administrators applaud the recent announcement that the proposed amendment to change the number of classifications in the N.C. High School Athletic Association passed. Wed, 19 Apr 2023 11:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/c4fc9e44-4c73-550f-b47d-81e9124ebc5e https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/explainer-enc-school-admins-discuss-passing-of-nchsaa-amendment-to-expand-classifications/article_c4fc9e44-4c73-550f-b47d-81e9124ebc5e.html By Chris Miller The Sun Journal New Bern takes home several coach, player of the year honors in All-Conference list. Havelock athletes shine The Big Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference, which consists of D.H. Conley, Havelock, Jacksonville, J.H. Rose, New Bern, Northside and South Central, recently released its winter sports all-conference teams. All-conference selections and player and coach of the year awards are determined by… Tue, 18 Apr 2023 17:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/d6dd9744-cdfc-5fbc-99f9-a51a956ae681 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/new-bern-takes-home-several-coach-player-of-the-year-honors-in-all-conference-list/article_d6dd9744-cdfc-5fbc-99f9-a51a956ae681.html By Chris Miller The Sun Journal The final lap: Pamlico Hurricanes on track to put together a strong season The Pamlico County High School track and field teams are used to setting the bar high — and then clearing it. Tue, 18 Apr 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/e3252e9f-5e20-509e-af7f-0d0e2bc7079f https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/the-final-lap-pamlico-hurricanes-on-track-to-put-together-a-strong-season/article_e3252e9f-5e20-509e-af7f-0d0e2bc7079f.html By Hiram Lupton Special to the Sun Journal Longtime H.J. MacDonald coach, teacher, coaches final home game. Set to retire Coaching his final home game at H.J. MacDonald on April 4, the moment was bitter sweet for girls softball Head Coach Al Lee. Fri, 14 Apr 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/e30b1462-cbc8-52d0-86ce-1c60caf7d687 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/longtime-h-j-macdonald-coach-teacher-coaches-final-home-game-set-to-retire/article_e30b1462-cbc8-52d0-86ce-1c60caf7d687.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal Football immortality: 2022 Bears write their names in New Bern championship lore Before Friday’s state championship game against the Grimsley Whirlies, New Bern football was defined by names such as Brett Williams, Kevin Reddick, Josh Taylor and Bra’Lon Cherry when describing the Bears’ state championship success. Wed, 12 Apr 2023 17:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/198660ca-0cb4-596c-b4ae-97804f12da55 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/football-immortality-2022-bears-write-their-names-in-new-bern-championship-lore/article_198660ca-0cb4-596c-b4ae-97804f12da55.html By Trevor Dunnell Regional News Editor Par for the course: LPGA Tour event coming to New Bern The official qualifying tour for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is coming to New Bern this spring and is expected to bring many of the top female golfers in the world. Wed, 12 Apr 2023 03:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/cfbd492b-7d84-50e6-9a18-ca2af9761b51 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/par-for-the-course-lpga-tour-event-coming-to-new-bern/article_cfbd492b-7d84-50e6-9a18-ca2af9761b51.html By Wayne Dzubak The Sun Journal The Sun Journal 2023 All-Area Boys' and Girls' Basketball Team The 2022-23 high school basketball season has come to an end and after the dust settled on an incredible season, several area players and coaches stood out among the rest. Wed, 12 Apr 2023 03:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/53053c00-9d15-5103-9393-30a0e52fa8a4 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/the-sun-journal-2023-all-area-boys-and-girls-basketball-team/article_53053c00-9d15-5103-9393-30a0e52fa8a4.html By Wayne Dzubak & Trevor Dunnell Rams' Revenge: Two late home runs helps Havelock split regular season series with New Bern Late inning heroics were on display again in the second matchup between New Bern and Havelock softball Thursday night. This time, it was the Rams’ and freshman Salease George who would not be denied. Fri, 07 Apr 2023 17:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/e2e6ee3e-b995-57e2-8b13-e1c81ff3d022 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/rams-revenge-two-late-home-runs-helps-havelock-split-regular-season-series-with-new-bern/article_e2e6ee3e-b995-57e2-8b13-e1c81ff3d022.html By Kaye Nesbit The Sun Journal Opening Day: Wood Ducks soar into 5th season at Historic Grainger Stadium The Wood Ducks enter their fifth season as the Class-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and second in the Low-A East. The Wood Ducks play all home games at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, North Carolina. Thu, 06 Apr 2023 01:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/903da610-39d7-5491-add2-54857eebc3b1 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/opening-day-wood-ducks-soar-into-5th-season-at-historic-grainger-stadium/article_903da610-39d7-5491-add2-54857eebc3b1.html By The Sun Journal DEWDS Roster Preview: Who will Wood Ducks fans see to start the season? Down East Wood Ducks Opening Day Roster Thu, 06 Apr 2023 01:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/27e58264-13c2-5569-bf8e-793d93304006 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/dewds-roster-preview-who-will-wood-ducks-fans-see-to-start-the-season/article_27e58264-13c2-5569-bf8e-793d93304006.html By The Free Press Staff What are the DEWDS giving away this year? Check out the Down East Wood Ducks' 2023 promotional calendar KINSTON - The Down East Wood Ducks released their 2023 full promotional calendar. There are a total of 19 different giveaways included in the promotional calendar. Each giveaway will be available for the first 1,000 fans. Giveaways are limited to… Wed, 05 Apr 2023 09:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/47d4ffeb-a17e-59cd-a3fa-08ad99ae533d https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/what-are-the-dewds-giving-away-this-year-check-out-the-down-east-wood-ducks/article_47d4ffeb-a17e-59cd-a3fa-08ad99ae533d.html By The Free Press Staff Bears have big week against rival Havelock, sweeping Rams in three sports It was a big week for the New Bern and Havelock rivalry, a week that saw one school dominate the other in multiple sports. Mon, 03 Apr 2023 10:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/5c349106-c977-5c66-9aff-c2d5590b3d47 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/bears-have-big-week-against-rival-havelock-sweeping-rams-in-three-sports/article_5c349106-c977-5c66-9aff-c2d5590b3d47.html By Kaye Nesbit Sun Journal Local hoopers participate in ENC Classic Sunday For seniors in the ENC, it was the chance to play one final game. Wed, 29 Mar 2023 11:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/b9d2300c-257f-5baf-9a9f-dc1ef9074da2 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/local-hoopers-participate-in-enc-classic-sunday/article_b9d2300c-257f-5baf-9a9f-dc1ef9074da2.html By Junious Smith III ENC Moments Havelock softball dismantles Vikings, Rampants ahead of big showdown with New Bern On Monday, the Havelock varsity girls softball team won their home non-conference game against White Oak 12-4. Wed, 29 Mar 2023 10:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/c9895a98-a946-510f-81e1-a42ee4b30e17 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-softball-dismantles-vikings-rampants-ahead-of-big-showdown-with-new-bern/article_c9895a98-a946-510f-81e1-a42ee4b30e17.html By Kaye Nesbit The Sun Journal YMCA, Bike Box Project to host inaugural pickleball tournament for Parkinson's Awareness NEW BERN, North Carolina — Bike Box Project and Twin Rivers YMCA have partnered to host New Bern’s first “Serving Up Hope — Pickleball Tournament for Parkinson’s Awareness,” on May 20 and 21, 2023 at locations throughout the city. Participating… Sat, 25 Mar 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/0d78530e-cba2-54f5-aa4b-28f3fbb81c62 https://www.newbernsj.com/entertainment/ymca-bike-box-project-to-host-inaugural-pickleball-tournament-for-parkinsons-awareness/article_0d78530e-cba2-54f5-aa4b-28f3fbb81c62.html By The Sun Journal Staff Havelock boys lacrosse drop close one against Jacksonville, girls soccer still seeking first win The Havelock Varsity lacrosse team lost Monday’s home conference game against Jacksonville by a score of 11-10. Fri, 24 Mar 2023 03:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/0ff88aad-f674-5ede-b086-3960ba5042f9 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-boys-lacrosse-drop-close-one-against-jacksonville-girls-soccer-still-seeking-first-win/article_0ff88aad-f674-5ede-b086-3960ba5042f9.html By Kaye Nesbit Sun Journal Kids Sports Column: Grizzlies get the best of Warcubs in Shamrock Cup showdown This is the first installment of the Sun Journal’s Kids Sports Column. Meet Nick Philipps. A 4th grade student at Bangert Elementary and an aspiring writer, journalist, content creator and sports enthusiast. Thu, 23 Mar 2023 02:30:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/f515798a-936b-5ff7-8332-409a5c7f4acf https://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/kids-sports-column-grizzlies-get-the-best-of-warcubs-in-shamrock-cup-showdown/article_f515798a-936b-5ff7-8332-409a5c7f4acf.html By Nick Philipps Special to the Sun Journal Lady Rams win non conference nail biter, continues early season success On Monday, the Havelock Rams varsity softball team won their home non-conference game against Dixon High School by a score of 8-7. Wed, 22 Mar 2023 10:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/e8abf03e-f9e1-5358-9164-b976a8db0ccc https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/lady-rams-win-non-conference-nail-biter-continues-early-season-success/article_e8abf03e-f9e1-5358-9164-b976a8db0ccc.html By Kaye Nesbit Sports Reporter New Bern's Mike Hughes signs with another NFL team, this one closer to home Former New Bern Bears’ football star Mike Hughes has signed with another NFL team. This one significantly closer to home for those in eastern North Carolina. Tue, 21 Mar 2023 10:15:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/acde1870-458c-572f-83f2-3afacbb0175e https://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/new-berns-mike-hughes-signs-with-another-nfl-team-this-one-closer-to-home/article_acde1870-458c-572f-83f2-3afacbb0175e.html By The Sun Journal Staff Strike Three: This West Craven senior is punching out his competition, including a perfect game West Craven Eagles’ head coach Michael McKeel has been the head baseball coach and a physical education teacher at West Craven for the past 12 seasons. Each year, with the exception of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eagles, who compete in… Tue, 21 Mar 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/14781ae7-9c35-51c5-96cb-a31f308291f8 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/strike-three-this-west-craven-senior-is-punching-out-his-competition-including-a-perfect-game/article_14781ae7-9c35-51c5-96cb-a31f308291f8.html By Wayne Dzubak Sports Reporter Rams stay within arm's reach but unable to grab the win over Dixon in non-conference action The Havelock varsity baseball team lost Friday’s home non-conference game against Dixon 9-5. Mon, 20 Mar 2023 11:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/738fc951-c490-5e6a-b427-ae6f55bc52ed https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/rams-stay-within-arms-reach-but-unable-to-grab-the-win-over-dixon-in-non/article_738fc951-c490-5e6a-b427-ae6f55bc52ed.html By Kaye Nesbit Sun Journal Sports Havelock girls' lacrosse dominates White Oak Havelock High Schools’ girls’ lacrosse team coached by Nataleigh Fabian faced off with White Oak High School on Wednesday night March, 15. Fri, 17 Mar 2023 11:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/82b77b1d-7b41-51b9-b104-12ff241d25b4 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-girls-lacrosse-dominates-white-oak/article_82b77b1d-7b41-51b9-b104-12ff241d25b4.html By Kaye Nesbit New Bern Sun Journal Havelock boys/girls track sweep New Bern, Jacksonville, Northside and Rose The Havelock Rams’ boys and girls track teams swept four local schools at a recent track meet held at New Bern High School. Fri, 17 Mar 2023 10:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/aba1c100-46d6-59f7-a42b-b11288820142 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/havelock-boys-girls-track-sweep-new-bern-jacksonville-northside-and-rose/article_aba1c100-46d6-59f7-a42b-b11288820142.html By Kaye Nesbit New Bern Sun Journal Multiple skill sets attract diverse crop of New Bern athletes looking to play a new sport, lacrosse New Bern High School senior, Jamar Bell was just four years old when he found lacrosse, or maybe lacrosse found him. The young Bell was serving a time-out from mom when he looked across the street and saw some kids… Fri, 17 Mar 2023 02:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/78776068-8e15-5e72-bcc4-335db8b925c0 https://www.newbernsj.com/sports/multiple-skill-sets-attract-diverse-crop-of-new-bern-athletes-looking-to-play-a-new/article_78776068-8e15-5e72-bcc4-335db8b925c0.html By Wayne Dzubak Sun Journal Sports Reporter Craven County riders gear up for Croatan Buck Fifty Cycling Challenge The famous Black Bears of the Croatan National Forest will share their domain with some 800 cyclists Saturday, March 18 as the 5th Annual Croatan Buck Fifty bike race unfolds with a start/finish at Carteret County Speedway in Swansboro. Thu, 16 Mar 2023 10:00:00 -0400 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/7adfeae2-5b5e-504d-ab6f-11bb94707425 https://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/craven-county-riders-gear-up-for-croatan-buck-fifty-cycling-challenge/article_7adfeae2-5b5e-504d-ab6f-11bb94707425.html By Wayne Dzubak Sun Journal Sports Reporter King's reign put on hold: More questions than answers behind Havelock coaching switch Last month’s news of Havelock football coach Caleb King taking over the reins as the new Rams’ head coach for the second time was met with a positive response from most throughout Craven County. Thu, 09 Mar 2023 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.newbernsj.com/tncms/asset/editorial/fab1f5f4-58d4-54bc-b091-d33fd5919561 https://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/kings-reign-put-on-hold-more-questions-than-answers-behind-havelock-coaching-switch/article_fab1f5f4-58d4-54bc-b091-d33fd5919561.html By Wayne Dzubak Sports Reporter