Moore County prep sports report

Moore County prep sports report

The Fall season of high school sports is coming to an end and as postseason play starts with the NCHSAA playoffs Moore County 3 schools have had a fair share of postseason play.   In volleyball, all three public schools in Moore County made the playoffs. North Moore lost in the 2nd round of the state playoffs to Cape Hatteras in three sets. Union Pines also lost in the second round in three sets to Carrboro, and Pinecrest lost in the third round to defending State Champions Green level in three sets.   In boys’ soccer, 1A North Moore was the…
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Moore County sports report – volleyball

Moore County sports report – volleyball

The regular season has come to an end for girls' volleyball in North Carolina. On Thursday the NCHSAA released the brackets for the playoffs, and here is where Moore County teams stand for when the playoff starts on Saturday, October 22.  In 1A East bracket North Moore is Ranked #9 and will host #24 seed North Edgecombe. North Moore finished the season 12-13 after losing to Seaforth in the conference semifinals in 5 sets 3-2.  This game will be played at 7 pm on Saturday.   In 3A East bracket Union Pines lost in the conference finals to Pinecrest in…
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Moore County prep sports report

Moore County prep sports report

Robbins —  North Moore High School  The North Moore tennis team had a match against Jordan-Matthews on September 26, which ultimately ended in a 7-2 loss. The singles winner was Logan Maness, who defeated Clara Rojas in two sets, 6-4 and 7-6. In doubles action, Bailea Marley & Paris McCollum defeated Abbey Copeland & Corrine McLaurin 8-6. Their next match is at home against South Davidson on October 4, followed by an away match at Chatham Central on October 5. Their record is 2-6 and 2-5 in the conference. In volleyball, the team had two matches last week going 1-1.…
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Whispering Pines man runs baseball league

Whispering Pines man runs baseball league

WHISPERING PINES — Alec Allred of Whispering Pines is making a career out of baseball, and it’s not on the field. He’s the president of the Old North State League, a summer college circuit that wrapped up what he called a successful season earlier this summer. “This is my full-time job now, trying to coordinate everything,” Allred said. “It’s a lot that goes into it, but it’s a ton of fun.” The Sandhills Bogeys, who are based in Pinehurst, won the 2022 championship, beating the Hendersonville Honeycrisps in the final. Allred, 27, grew up in Ramseur, and his family has…
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Pinecrest takes pride in powerful postseason

Pinecrest takes pride in powerful postseason

BURLINGTON — Pinecrest couldn’t dent Charlotte Providence’s perfect season, but the Patriots left the Class 3-A baseball state finals with an experience worth savoring. They’d like to be playing in the final weekend of the season again. “We’re looking to come back,” junior third baseman/pitcher Colby Wallace said. “We know how this loss felt.” It was a stinging conclusion to the season for Pinecrest, which pushed Charlotte Providence to 10 innings in Game 2 of the championship series before falling 3-1 on Saturday at Burlington Athletic Stadium. The Patriots advanced to the finals by winning a regional championship for just…
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U.S. Women’s Open shines spotlight on Moore County

U.S. Women’s Open shines spotlight on Moore County

PINE NEEDLES — This year’s U.S. Women’s Open was the fourth to be held at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Resort, the most for a single venue in the event. It’s the fifth overall to be held in the Pinehurst area. The U.S. Golf Association likes Moore County so much it’s bringing its headquarters to Pinehurst and has already announced plans to bring both the women’s and men’s Opens to Pinehurst’s famed No. 2 course on consecutive weeks in 2029 along with four other dates for the men at No. 2 starting in 2024.  As far as Leona Maguire is…
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Mustangs start season with strong batting

Mustangs start season with strong batting

North Moore’s Ethan Dunlap hits an RBI single against Eastern Randolph in Ramseur on March 4. (PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL) RAMSEUR — The North Moore Mustangs topped the Eastern Randolph Wildcats 11-8 and swept the two-game series on March 4. North Moore, who started the season 3-0, opened a two-game series at Jordan-Matthews Tuesday and hosts the Jets Friday. Through three games, the Mustangs had scored 43 runs and held opponents to 12. Pinecrest, who carried a 4-1 record in this week, hosted Richmond Tuesday and plays at Cary on Wednesday and returns home Friday to host Richmond. Union Pines…
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Senior Games registration is open

Senior Games registration is open

SOUTHERN PINES — Registration for the 39th Annual Senior Games in the Pines is underway through March 25. The games are sponsored by the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center along with the Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Pinehurst and county recreation departments and are an official preliminary competition for the North Carolina Senior Games. Competitions begin March 31 and run through May 12. The competition includes bowling, swimming, golf, tennis, badminton, pickleball, running among other individual and team events. The games also include performing, literary and visual arts. The state finals will be held in September and October.
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Volunteers sought for US Adaptive Open

Volunteers sought for US Adaptive Open

PINEHURST — The USGA has established the U.S. Adaptive Open Championship, a new national championship that will showcase the world’s best golfers with disabilities. The inaugural competition will be conducted on Course No. 6 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club July 18-20. The announcement of the championship follows through on a 2017 pledge by the USGA to establish a championship for the adaptive golf community. The championship will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play and is open to males and females, professionals and amateurs, with either physical impairment, sensory impairment, or intellectual impairment. The field will consist of…
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Vikings grapplers come up short in state title match

Vikings grapplers come up short in state title match

Union Pines captain, senior Aiden McCafferty wrestles against Fred T. Foard’s Zane Birtchet in the 170-pound weight class during the 3A State Dual Team championship wrestling match on Saturday, February 5 at Greensboro Coliseum. McCafferty defeated Birtchet by pinfall. Foard won the overall match 58-12 sending the Vikings home as state runner-up. (DAVID SINCLAIR/For the North State Journal) GREENSBORO — A battle of top seeds in the state 3A dual team wrestling championships ended with the defending state champion claiming another title. The Union Pines Vikings faced the Fred T. Foard Tigers from Newton in the state championship at Greensboro…
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