GREENSBORO — The Croatan boys track and field team finished second at the state meet for the second straight year on Friday.

Brendon Hodge won two championships to help the Cougars score 57 points in the meet at N.C. A&T University. The senior captured three of five total podium finishes for the boys team, which only finished 19.5 points behind state champion North Lincoln (76.5).In addition to winning both hurdles event, Hodge also ran a leg on the state championship 1,600-meter relay team which set a school record with a clocking  of 3 minutes, 22.29 seconds that was nearly six seconds faster than the next team. The relay team is made up by Noah Bibus, Thomas McCabe, David Wallis and Hodge.

The girls team placed 13th overall with 15 points. The top placer for the girls team was the 3,200-meter relay team that was third overall with a time of 10:12.50.


GREENSBORO — The West Carteret boys and girls track and field teams traveled to Greensboro on Friday for the 3A state meet.

Neither team placed well, but a handful of individuals corralled top-10 finishes.

The top finisher from the school was Sophie Draughon who placed fifth in the high jump at 5 feet, 4 inches. Frank Rushok was the top finisher for the boys team with a sixth-place time of 1:57.35 in the 800 meters.


ATLANTIC BEACH — Seventy-four participants showed up last week for the first Beach Run of the Carteret County Parks and Recreation Department 2019 series.

The longtime annual family event will have seven events this summer, with individual awards doled out at the end of the series.


PITTSBURGH — Lonnie Chisenhall is hoping the third time is the charm.

The Newport native has hit snags in his first two attempts to join the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He’s now trying to suit up again after signing with the team following an eight-year career with the Cleveland Indians.

Chisenhall has yet to play a game in a Pirates uniform.


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