Archive for November, 2009

Sea Dragons take fourth in Goldsboro

November 24, 2009

From our friend Jon Meier…

The Fayetteville YMCA Sea Dragons competed in the Goldsboro Thanksgiving YMCA Swim meet on November 21-22. The Sea Dragons swam there way to an overall 4th place finish.

Leading the Sea Dragons with first place performances were Liana Bailey (Girls 11-12 100 Free and 100 Fly), Elizabeth Baker (Girls 11-12 200 Free), Thomas Cameron (Open boys 100 Fly), Devin Dyer (11- 12 boys 200 IM
and 100 Fly), Dustin Dyer (Boys Open 200 Breast), Connor Johnson (Boys Open 100 Breast, 100 Back, and 200 IM), Kiana Schumacher (10 and under girls 200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast and 100 IM) and London Schumacher (Girls Open 200 Free, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Free, 200 Back, 200 Breast and 500 Free). Complete result for the Sea Dragons are as follows:

Female 10&U 200 Free

1, Kiana Schumacher, SEA, 2:39.71Y.



Max Abbott girls’ track team wins 8th straight title

November 23, 2009

Abbott track

This is the Max Abbott Middle School girls’ track team, which won its eighth straight Division I title this season.

Look for a little more on the Lady Panthers in Wednesday’s recreation column…

Final FCPR standings

November 23, 2009

From our friend Fred Clark…




Cape Fear Youth Hockey Association update

November 23, 2009

From our friend J. Freeman…

Saturday turned out to be a huge day for the teams of the Cape Fear Youth Hockey Association. Four teams were in action – the Mites (7 and 8 year olds) were down in Charleston, S.C., for athe first of three weekend games; the Squirts (9-10) were in Greensboro to take on the Stars; the Bantams (13-14) travelled to Winston-Salem to battle the Hampton Roads (VA) Whalers; and the High School team (U-16) made the trip up I-95 to take on Broughton High School.
Three teams have scored victories on this action-packed day. The Mites took down the Charlotte Checkers in a rout, 15-1. Scoring came early and often after the first goal was netted early in the 1st period. Several players had multiple points  (goals and assists) when it was all said and done. Forward Chase Wendolek netted a hat trick, while goalie Logan Brodsky came just minutes away from a shut-out.


Youth soccer update

November 23, 2009

From our friend James Parker…

Congratulations to the Stedman Knights and Stedman Futboleros for winning their soccer championships on Saturday, Nov 21.

The Stedman Knights defeated the Stoney Point Fire, 1-0, in the U10 age division and this was a great defensive game at Arnette Park.

The Stedman Futboleros defeated the Lake Rim Lightning, 1-0, in the U14 age division in another great defensive matchup at John Griffin Middle School.

Tonight, the U12 championship is scheduled at Arnette Park at 6 if weather permits, and this matchup is between the Grays Creek Darth Vador and the Lake Rim United.

U10 bracket

U12 bracket

U14 bracket

Red, White and Blue Folkstyle results

November 22, 2009

From our good friend Marty Bartram…

All events from the Crown Arena on Saturday.

Rhino Wrestling Club, Elementary results

Chasey Kilcrease
50 – Drew Pruett (Hurricanes) over Chasey Kilcrease (Rhino Wrestling Club) Pin 0:00

Riley Starcher
50 – Peyton Mitchell (GNWA) over Riley Starcher (Rhino Wrestling Club) Maj 11-1
50 – Riley Starcher (Rhino Wrestling Club) over Gabe Baragona (Triangle Wrestling Union) Pin 0:24
50 – Jesus Jeminez (Team MYWA) over Riley Starcher (Rhino Wrestling Club) Pin 4:13
50 – Riley Starcher (Rhino Wrestling Club) over Robbie Snyder (NC All Stars) Pin 0:37

Noah Emanuel
55 – Kobe Early (Triangle Wrestling Union) over Noah Emanuel (Rhino Wrestling Club) Dec 6-1
55 – Caden Natale (Team MYWA) over Noah Emanuel (Rhino Wrestling Club) Pin 0:21
55 – Kevin Wanovich (NC All Stars) over Noah Emanuel (Rhino Wrestling Club) Pin 0:30


Saturday morning playoff action

November 21, 2009

It’s Saturday, so it must be time for some more youth sports action.

Don’t forget that there’s wrestling going on over at the Crown today as well.

My travels this morning took me to Arnette Park for a little soccer and to Westover for as much football as my limited battery capacity would allow.

Well, here’s a photo gallery.

And there was going to be some video, but after almost two hours worth of rendering, it crashed.

So, we’ll give it another go on Monday…

FCPR brackets and standings

November 17, 2009

A treasure trove of information from the good folks at Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation…

9-10 Football bracket

11-12 Football bracket

U10 Soccer bracket

U12 Soccer bracket

U14 Soccer bracket

Volleyball standings

Crossovers claim tournament title

November 17, 2009


From Julie Cooke…

On Saturday, Nov. 14, a team of players from the John D. Fuller Sr. Recreational/Athletic Complex Fall Adult Basketball League was picked to play on a traveling team called the Fayetteville Crossovers. This team consists of 12 outstanding players from that league.

The Fayetteville Crossovers, coached by Patrick Dupree, played in a tournament at the Old Midway High School in Dunn on Saturday and won the tournament championship. This tournament featured 8 teams from Clinton, Dunn and Elizabethtown.

This team’s sizzling performance had teams on their toes throughout the tournament. The team has 12 power house basketball players that would stand out in any gym, but it must be said that rookie Jaysaun Hands had seven contested SUPER DUNKS in one game, all worthy of front-cover magazine shots.

This team will be playing in a tournament in Elizabethtown this Saturday and is expected to play in tournaments around surrounding cities and states.

Anyone with any information about upcoming tournaments or looking to scrimmage against this team, please contact Patrick Dupree at (910) 868-2828 ext 224.

Youth Football Playoffs

November 14, 2009


The high school playoffs are under way, but the younger players in the county are trophy hunting as well.

Here’s a gallery from my trip to Reid Ross and Mendoza Park:

Photo gallery

And here’s a bit of youtube magic: