Archive for October, 2009

Adult league registration

October 29, 2009

From our friend Patrick Dupree…

The John D. Fuller Sr. Recreational/Athletic Complex is currently accepting team registrations for its 2010 Winter Adult Basketball League!

Registration fee is $350 for a 10-person team. Additional players are $35 per extra player. Team rosters can not exceed 15! Games will be played Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings with some Saturdays. The season Starts in January.

For more info, contact Patrick Dupree at 868-2828 ext. 224.

ACCEPTING THE FIRST 20 TEAMS TO REGISTER. Spots are filling up quickly.

Cross Creek Cycling Club CX3 update

October 29, 2009

From our friend Col. Mike Thomas…

The Cross Creek Cycling Club participated in the first two races of the North Carolina Cyclo Cross Series this past weekend, with races in Cary on Saturday, and in Raleigh on Sunday. Eleven adults and six juniors raced for the team.

Justin Evans, 18, from Raeford, raced in the Men’s CX3 Races. These races are for more experienced racers that have had high placing in previous races. Justin placed 14th out of 42 racers in Cary, and placed 17th out of 39 racers on Sunday. These were outstanding results as these fields had racers from 19-52 years of age.

Daniel Brew, 14, from Fayetteville, raced in the Men’s CX4 Races. This field had the most racers. Daniel placed 45th out of 88 racers in Cary; and 46th out of 65 racers in Raleigh. It is important to note that Daniel no longer racers against other riders his own age, as these races had Men ranging from 15 to 58 years old.

In the Juniors races for ages 10-14 years old, Luke Thomas, 11, from Fayetteville, placed 4th in both races, while Daniel Pickard, 12, from Cameron paced 5th then 6th in the two races, and Trey Leach, 12, from Raeford, placed 7th on Saturday, and 5th on Sunday.

Pop Warner Football update

October 29, 2009

Thanks to Donna-Johnson Curtis for sending this is… 

Fayetteville has three teams of 8-10 year olds that participate in the Sandhills Optimist Football/Pop Warner Football League.

The playoffs are being held in Southern Pines this Saturday at 9 a.m.

The Blue Devils and Gators will be participating in the playoffs, and the championship game is scheduled for Nov. 11. The Blue Devils are 6-1, the Tarheels are 1-5 and the Gators are 4-3. The Blue Devils are tied for first place.

Stats and game info can be found at (click on quick scores).

The coach for the Blue Devils is Benjamin Curtis, the coach for the Gators and Tarheels is Billy Clark.

Fayetteville-Cumberland standings

October 27, 2009

Thanks to Fred Clark, we have the latest batch of standings…




Pictures, pictures!

October 26, 2009

Youth soccer

Thanks to our friend Stephenie Tatum, we have some pictures from two soccer matches from over at Stoney Point over the weekend.

Here’s the gallery.

Sea Dragons shine in Raleigh

October 20, 2009

From our friend Jon Meier…

The Fayetteville YMCA Sea Dragons had a strong showing at the Raleigh Swimming Association’s Season Kick – Off Meet. 

Leading the way for the Sea Dragons was London Schumacher with four first-place finishes (1000 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, and 200 Freestyle). Connor Johnson and Thomas Cameron also each had a first-place finish (100 Butterfly and 100 IM respectively).  Johnson also joined Nicole Tronolone and Schumacher in qualifying for the North Carolina Championships. 

The complete Sea Dragons results can be seen below:



Junior team tennis

October 20, 2009

Fayetteville-Cumberland is offering Junior Team Tennis next month. Want to learn more?

Check out the flyer.


Fayetteville-Cumberland Standings

October 19, 2009

Thanks to our friend Fred Clark, here are the latest standings:




And maybe I’ve haven’t asked enough lately, but if you want to report a score, jot down a few notes from a game or send a picture – I’ll gladly post them here.

Drop me a line at

Rhino Wrestling update

October 19, 2009

Of course, our friend Marty Bartram always has news to share…

We held a N.C. Amateur Wrestling Association executive committee meeting yesterday in Lewisville.

The short version is we voted to change our folkstyle wrestling model, which reduces the membership cost from $35 to $15 for individuals and reduces tournament sanctions for clubs from $55 to nothing.

This is a big deal for the development of youth wrestling in our county, as well as the state.

On the horizon

Red, White and Blue National Folkstyle Duals (Nov. 20-21, Crown Center)

Pinning Down Autism (May 9, 2010)

Learning about Cyclo-Cross

October 19, 2009


Got this information from Col. Mike Thomas…

Cyclo-Cross is an exciting form of bicycle racing held during fall/winter months. Sometimes know as the “steeplechase” of bicycle racing, cyclo-cross combines elements of road racing, criterium racing and mountain bike racing into a sport raced on a variety of surfaces.

Cyclo-Cross is a timed event held over a course 2.5km-3.5km in length with multiple laps raced by the riders. Courses take racers over a combination of terrain such as asphalt road, grass, dirt paths, mud, gravel and sand. Cyclo-cross racing is about transitions from one type of surface to another, from one section to another, from one speed to another.

Races are held in all sorts of weather conditions and are rarely cancelled. Cyclo-cross bikes look like road bikes but have cantilever style brakes and knobby tires.

During some parts of the course there are areas that may require a rider to dismount and carry or run with the bicycle. Modern cyclo-cross courses can have one set of artificial barriers (usually boards 40cm high set 4 meter apart). Steep hills, mud and sand also force riders to dismount.

The sport has grown tremendously in North Carolina. Check out the state organiztion’s Web site here.

We have a great CX program in Fayetteville through the Cross Creek Cycling Club. Our first race is this Saturday in Cary at Bond Park and in Raleigh on Sunday.

In addition, we will host a race in Fayetteville on Jan. 17, 2010 as part of the Winter Series.

Check out the club’s Web site for more details.