MOREHEAD CITY — The East Carteret girls tennis team improved to 3-1 Thursday with a 5-4 victory over West Carteret that went down to the wire.

The two teams met at Shevans Park in Morehead City, left to play on the four-court “Calico” Jack McCann courts when the home site for both teams, Fort Benjamin Park in Newport, was triple-booked with Croatan. All three county schools share the latter, six-court facility.

The two teams played the doubles round first with West (0-2) coming out leading 2-1. East won the singles round 4-2.


NEWPORT — The East Carteret girls tennis team suffered its first loss of the season versus Swansboro in a 6-3 outcome before rebounding with an 8-1 win over Havelock.

After taking a 6-3 triumph in the season opener against Ayden-Grifton and squeaking out a 5-4 victory over West Carteret, the Mariners are now 3-1 on the season.


PELETIER — Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway will host Moore’s Olde Tyme Barbeque Chicken & Seafood Labor Day Classic today.

Along with the Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Legends, Mini Stocks, U-CARs and Champ Karts will all be in.  Tickets are available at the gate for $15 for adults, while kids 10 and under get in free.

For more information about the race, visit the track’s official website at, “like” Carteret County Speedway on Facebook or follow @carteretcoswy on Twitter.


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