MOREHEAD CITY — The Marlins captured back-to-back wins over the Sharks on Tuesday and Wednesday to improve to 6-0 versus Wilmington this season and become the first team in the Coastal Plain League’s East Division to reach the 10-win mark.

The collegiate wood-bat squad rode the long ball on Wednesday in a wild back and forth game at Big Rock Stadium that saw the home team launch three home runs and prevail 7-6.

Morehead City throttled the Sharks 17-1 on Tuesday in a game that saw its offense and pitching shine.

The Marlins, who have now won three of their last four after dropping three of four, are 10-7 while Wilmington is 7-7. The Holly Springs Salamanders are second in the East Division at 8-8 followed by the Fayetteville SwampDogs at 7-9.


MT. MORRIS, Pa. — County native Cooper Webb put together his best performance of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on Saturday at the Circle K High Point National.

A crash in the first moto prevented the county native from battling for the overall 450 class win at Mt. Morris, Pa. He captured his second podium finish of the season in the final moto by taking third. He took seventh in the first moto to take fourth overall. He placed fifth in the opener and sixth the previous two weeks.


PELETIER — Emily Day, still chasing her first victory at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway, is hoping to break through on Saturday night against some of the toughest competition in North America.

Day, 18, from Garner, won the Legends championship at Southern National Motorsports Park in 2018 and also took home Rookie of the Year honors at Carteret County Speedway.  She has been in contention for wins and finished as high as second, but victory at the track fielding the most competitive Legends field in North Carolina has eluded her.

Day last competed at Carteret County Speedway in April and looked like she was in position to get her first win at the track until a last-lap entanglement relegated her to a seventh-place finish.  Mechanical problems during a May 10 practice forced her to sit out on May 11, and she has only competed in one race since, a race at Southern National on May 18.


PELETIER — Mike Cooper is hoping to park his Street Stock in victory lane for the second time in the 2019 season on Saturday night at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway.

Cooper, 46, from Plymouth, picked up a victory in the season opening race for the Street Stock Division.  However, in the three races since, the division has been dominated by Chris Burns.   Cooper has finished second to Burns in two of the last three races.  Cooper, however, expects to snap Burns’ winning streak on Saturday night.

Cooper is currently fourth in the Street Stock championship standings – trailing division leader John Sharp by 18 points.  He would love to win a championship, which would be first since 2009 at East Carolina Motor Speedway, but his focus is on winning races.


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