MOREHEAD CITY — The East Carteret girls soccer team continued its history-making season Monday night with a 1-0 win over West Carteret.

The Mariners earned their first-ever victory over the Patriots. The Beaufort program began in 2001.

Since earning its first-ever tie versus West in 2013, East had lost six in a row to its county rival, getting outscored 25-4 in those half dozen contests. But this season has been different for the Mariners. They set a school record for wins last week and now stand 14-4 on the year after earning their ninth win in their last 10 games. On the other side of the ledger, the Patriots are 2-6 in their last eight games and now stand 6-7-1.

East, which is No. 4 in the MaxPreps.com 1A rankings, had won 12 games on two occasions, going 12-6 in 2014 and 12-7-1 in 2015.

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MOREHEAD CITY — The West Carteret softball team earned two achievements Tuesday night in an 8-1 victory over East Carteret.

The Patriots won on the Mariners’ home diamond for the first time in five years and swept their county rival for the first time in seven years.

East, which graduated eight of nine starters last year, is now 10-8 on the season after suffering its sixth defeat in its last seven games. That large group of seniors went 80-13 in four years with three conference championships.

The Patriots, on the other hand, have won 10 in a row and are now 14-2. They last earned a win in Beaufort in 2014 with a 6-2 triumph and last swept the Mariners in 2012 with three wins, taking those 10-3, 6-1 and 11-6.

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MOREHEAD CITY — West Carteret pulled through an ugly defensive baseball game to beat Croatan 6-5 on Tuesday.

The Patriots (11-3 overall) got the winning run from Matt Boulanger in the bottom of the eighth inning to overcome a porous performance that included seven errors.

The Cougars (5-10) had the potential winning run on third base with one out in the top of the frame but could not drive it in. The visitors’ defensive effort was only slightly better with four errors.

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NEWPORT — The Croatan boys tennis team finished its regular season schedule with an emphatic 9-0 victory over Southwest Onslow on Monday.

The Cougars (13-0 overall) were absolutely dominant in the win, capturing three of six singles matchups by true 6-0, 6-0 sweeps and all three doubles contests by 8-0 shutouts.

They improved to 6-0 in the 1A/2A Coastal 8 Conference with the win. They wrapped up the league title last week with a 7-2 victory over Richlands.

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OCEAN — The East Carteret girls track and field team captured a victory at a 1A/2A Coastal 8 meet at Croatan on Thursday.

The Mariners scored 103 points to edge out host Croatan (97), followed by Richlands (40) and Dixon (22). Nonconference participant Coastal Christian scored 73 points.

The best county finisher in the boys meet was Croatan with a third-place score of 100. Dixon (112) won, while Richlands (44) placed third and East (43) fourth. Coastal Christian scored 107.

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MOREHEAD CITY — West Carteret broke out the broom for a second straight 3A Coastal Conference sweep in track and field April 10.

The Patriots hosted and won both the boys and girls meets and did it in dominant fashion. The girls team won by a whopping 84 points with 114, while the boys team won by 35 with a score of 84.

Havelock placed second in the boys meet with 49 points, followed by Northside-Jacksonville with 31. In the girls meet, Northside placed second with 30 points, followed by Havelock with 21.

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NEWPORT — The Croatan boys tennis team finished its regular season schedule with an emphatic 9-0 victory over Southwest Onslow on Monday.

The Cougars (13-0 overall) were absolutely dominant in the win, capturing three of six singles matchups by true 6-0, 6-0 sweeps and all three doubles contests by 8-0 shutouts.

They improved to 6-0 in the 1A/2A Coastal 8 Conference with the win. They wrapped up the league title last week with a 7-2 victory over Richlands.

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DENVER – If Cooper Webb is able to hold on and capture his first 450 class championship this season, he may look back to this past weekend as a key reason why.

The Morehead City native continued to display championship-winning race craft by turning in an impressive runner-up placing in front of 59,718 fans at Denver who braved the cold night at 5,280 feet of elevation.

Webb entered the 15th round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series up 21 points on both Eli Tomac and Red Bull KTM teammate Marvin Musquin and captured his 11th podium finish of the season, meaning he still leads by 18 points over Tomac, who won Saturday, and increased his lead by two points over Musquin, who took third.

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PELETIER — Zach Miller picked up his first victory in his first start at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway on Sunday in Legends competition, while Stacy Puryear broke through to pick up the victory in Limited Late Models.

The event was originally scheduled Saturday afternoon but was postponed until Sunday because of inclement weather.

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