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BY TEV1N STINSON
While the major league baseball players are preparing
for the playoffs, the season is just getting started for the
local sluggers of South Little League.
The League held the first games of the fall baseball
season on Sept. 14.
South Little League, 810 West Clemmonsville Road,
is one of the few Little League organizations that offers
baseball during the fall months. Most other organizations
only offer competitive games during the spring and early
The league welcomes kids between ages 4 and 16 who
are first-timers or who are looking to sharpen their skills
for the upcoming spring season.
South Little League fall league offers a number of dif
ferent divisions that separate the athletes by age and expe
rience level. Those divisions are Pee Wee, Tee Ball,
Minors, Majors and Juniors.
Many of the parents believe the league helps teach
teamwork and the importance of hard work. The league
also promotes the importance of playing fair and always
doing your best.
Allison Gray said this is her son's first year playing
baseball, but believes he will really enjoy it.
"He's played other sports, but he seems really excited
about baseball," said Gray. "I'm sure he will enjoy it."
According the league's official website, the South
Little League will be facing other teams from
Kernersville, Walkertown, Davie County and Reedy
South Little League is a member of the Southwest
Forsyth Little League, which was started in 1963.
For more information on the Fall League or South
Little League, visit www.southlittleleague.com.
For more information on the Southwest Forsyth Little
League and other organizations in the area, visit
Members of the South Little League are on the field during opening day. Fall League regular season games
began on Monday, Sept. 14.
WSSU'S late rally falls short; Rams
fall at Tuskegee ,28-13
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
TUSKEGEE, Ala. - Winston-Salem State battled for
four quarters, but its late rally came up short, as the Rams
fell 28-13 to the Tuskegee Golden Tigers at Abbott
Memorial Stadium in Tuskegee, Alabama, on Saturday,
With the loss, Winston-Salem State falls to 0-3, while
the No. 24
Tigers improve to
This is the first
time since 2009
that WSSU has
started a season 0
For the third
the WSSU Rams got on the scoreboard first, as they
would covert an 11 play, 77 yard drive into a touchdown
as "iyree Massey would score from eight yards out to give
WSSU a 7-0 lead.
Tuskegee would answer back in the second quarter
with two passing touchdowns, one of 24 yards and the
other 18 yards to take a 14-7 lead into the locker room at
As the third quarter took shape, the Golden Tigers
would increase their lead to 14 points, when they were
able to find the end zone on a one yard run, going up 21
7 through three quarters.
WSSU was not ready to give in, and with 12:00
remaining in the contest, WSSU would become oppor
tunistic with a turnover, and Will Johnson would connect
on a 32-yard field goal to cut the Golden Tiger lead to 21
With just over four minutes left to play, the Winston
Salem State Rams would inch closer, and within striking
distance of tying the game with another field goal from
Will Johnson. This time Johnson would connect from 45
yards out to cut the lead to just eight points, at 21-13.
The Rams defense would step up to the challenge and
would force a punt, but a momentary lapse in judgment
from the Rams punt returner would force a turnover from
WSSU on the return and the Golden Tigers would recover
the muffed punt at the WSSU one yard line.
Tuskegee would score on the next play, ending the
Rams hopes of a late rally.
Offensively for Winston-Salem State, Tyree Massey
led the rushing attack with 15 carries for 65 yards and one
touchdown, while Justin Johnson finished with eight car
ries for 58 yards.
Justin Johnson went nine of 21 through the air for 50
yards, while Rashad Cooper went six of 10 with one inter
ception for 46 yards.
Marcel Caver led the Rams in receiving with six
catches for 24 yards, while William Belcher finished with
three catches for 23 yards. Rashan Williams, Eric
Williams, Reggie Wilkins, Trey Foggie, Brandon Ojikutu
and Malik Moseley each had one catch on the afternoon.
Will Johnson had a solid afternoon punting, with
seven punts for 294 yards for a season best average of 42
yards per punt.
Defensively, Michael Bloomfield led the way for
WSSU with seven tackles, one forced fumble and one
quarterback hurry, while PJ Clyburn and Phillip
Williamson each finished with five tackles each.
Williamson also had one tackle for a loss, one sack and
one quarterback hurry, while Clyburn also had a tackle for
a loss. Brandon Dixon had four tackles and a tackle for a
loss. Six other Rams defenders finished with three tackles
each, six finished with two tackles and 13 different WSSU
players had one tackle apiece.
Photo from Tuskcgcc University
Members of the teams of Winston-Salem State University, right, and Tuskegee University gather during
their game on Saturday, Sept. 19, in Alabama.
Rams roll in three-set volleyball win over Bowie State to close CIAA round-up
weekend with a
perfect 3-0 record
State Rams (6-4, 3-0
CIAA) closed out the 2014
(CIAA) Volleyball Round
Up in style when the team
took a dominating three-set
win over the Bowie State
Bulldogs (4-9, 2-1 CIAA),
Sunday afternoon, Sept.
20. The Rams dominated
all three sets of the match
and clicked on all cylinders
to take the victory, 25-12,
25-14, and 25-21.
The Rams had a great
overall effort as the team
played well in all facets of
the game. Offensively, the
Rams totaled 29 kills while
allowing just 18 kills to the
Bulldogs. The Rams also
committed just 13 attack
errors in the match as well.
The team also added nine
service aces. Senior right
side hitter Olivia Owens
led the way for the Rams
with nine kills and six total
blocks (one solo) in the
match. Freshman middle
blocker Christa Brown
added a great effort as well
with a kills and three total
blocks (none solo). Junior
outside hitter Teynia
Shepherd also added seven
kills in the match.
The Rams took control
of the match in the opening
set and never looked back.
In the opening set, the
Rams wasted little time as
they took control of the set
early. The team jumped out
to a 14-5 lead to take con
trol of the set. Bowie State
would have an answer with
a four-point run that cut the
WSSU lead to five points,
14-9, but the Rams soon
answered with a run of
their own with a five-point
run that gave the team its
biggest lead of the set, 20
From there, the Rams
went on to closed out the
set with the 25-12 win. The
second set turned out to be
more of the same as the
Rams once again jumped
out to a 13-7 lead. Later in
the set, the Rams pushed
their way to a 22-11 lead
after a 9-2 WSSU run that
included a pair of service
aces from sophomore Setter
Jasmine Smith. With the
set well in hand, the Rams
cruised to the 25-14 win.
The final set was the
most exciting one in the
match as the Rams battled
their way from behind to
take the win. Things were
close for much of the set
when Bowie State went on
a 7-1 run that left the Rams
trailing 11-16. It was then
that the Rams stepped up
their efforts to chip away at
their deficit. After cutting
the deficit to just four
points 17-21, the Rams
took control of the set and
scored eight unanswered
points to claim the match
With the win, the Rams
improve to 6-4 overall and
3-0 in CIAA play. The
Rams will look to keep
things going when they
host Fayetteville State in
their first CIAA Southern
Division match of the sea
son, Today (Thursday,
Sept. 24) at Whitaker
Gymnasium. The match is
free to the public and is
scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.
For more information
on Rams volleyball, log on
to www. WSSURams .com.