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    Pag* 4, West Craven Highlights, June 3,1982
Randy Elks and Robbie Adams team up for
double play.
Baseball at West
At the close of the ’82 Baseball season at West
Craven, most observers would see the 3 wins and 13
losses and think of a season of disappointment and
failure. No one can be satisfied with 3 wins but the
season was not a total loss.
Starting 4 freshmen in most ball games, the Eagles
made steady improvement as can be shown by
winning 3 of their last 4 in conference play. With the
5 seniors leadership and the improved play of the
underclassmen, there is no doubt that this team was
much better at the end of the season that at the
The seniors present for the ’82 season were Scott
Weed, Dickie Fairburn, Mike Jones, Allen Brown,
and Robin Brown. These young men were always
encouraging the young players, never critizing their
mistakes. These 5 players have played a big part in
keeping West Craven baseball competitive in their 3
years here.
Because of graduation, the underclassmen were
asked to step in and play key positions immediately.
John McLawhorn, Randy Elks, and Robbie Adams
were starters the entire season on the infield. John
Hawkins, also, was a frequent starter in the outfield.
These 4 freshmen did outstanding jobs and made
steady improvements for 1st year starters. Eddie
Moore, a first year junior, was a steady performer at
1st for an infield that returns in full next season.
The sophomore class was also a big help this year
with Charlie Daughtry and William White playing
major backup roles and look to step in next year as
solid starters.
The rest of the Eagles were Patrick Wood, Carl
Toler, Buddy Elks, Tommy White, Richard D’Elia,
John Drake, Lenny Taylor, David Downing. All of
the players are returning next season and all look to
play major roles in next year’s Baseball season.
Vanceboro Softball
Leag:ue Player of
the Week
A player will be selected each week as PLAYER
OF 'THE WEEK by the Highlights. Each team has
been given a sheet listing the team members. Each
player is given 5 points for each home run, which
means any way he gets the home run before the next
batter: 4 points for each hit, which mean any way he
gets on first base; 3 points for each run batted in,
which means every run that comes in on his hit or
sacrifice, and each member of the winning team
receives 2 points.
In order to recognize as many players as possible,
the same player will not be designated player of the
week than one week out of the season.
At the end of the season the player with the most
points will be designated 1982 Vanceboro Softball
League Player of the Year.
Tally sheets must be turned in at the Highlights
office in order for a team to participate in Player of
the Week contest. Please turn in by day designated on
the tally sheet.
1982 Vanceboro Soft Ball
June 7
7:(H) M&RviiV&J
N:15 SenaturN vx (iarrU 1
9:30 C&K VH (iarrU ^
June H
7:00 Kite'll vn Garriii I
H:15 C&K VH M&li
9:30 SenalorM vm Ron'ii
June to
7:00 Caton vr (larriR 2
8:15 V&J VR Ron'H
9:30 Puffh VR KIte'H
June )4
7:00 C&K VR Ron'R
8:16 Pugh VR Senatoni
9:30 M&K vr GarHa I
June 16
7:00 SenatorR vr V&J
8:15 Caton vr Kite's
9:30 Garris 2 vr Ron'
June 17
7:00 Pugh vs Garris 1
8:15 Garris 2 vs V&J
9:30 C&E vs Caton
June 21
7:00 Pugh vs CAE
8:15 Caton vs Senators
9:30 Garris 2 vs M&B
June 22
7:00 V&J vs Kite's
8:15 Garris 1 vs Ron's
9:30 Pugh vs Caton
June 24
7:00 Senators vs Garris 2
8:15 M&R vs Kite's
9:30 C&B vs Garris I
June 28
7:00 Caton vh (iarriH 1
K:15 C&Kvn V&J
9:30 SenatorR vs Kite's
June 29
7:00 M&Hvs Ron'H
8:15 Pugh VR Garris 2
9:30 V&J VH Garris 1
July I
7:00 (tarriH 2 vs Kite's
8:15 M&R vs Caton
9:30 Pugh vs V&J
July 12
7:00 C&E vs Senators
8:15 Pugh vs Ron's
9:30 Caton vs V&J
July 13
7:00 Pugh vs M&R
8:15 Garris 2 vs Garrisl
9:30 Kite's vs Ron's
July 15
7:00 Caton vs Ron's
8:15 C&R vs Kite's
9:30 Senators vs M&B
July 19
7:00 M&B VR V&J
8:15 Senators vs Garris ]
9:30 C&K vs (iarris 2
July 20
7:00 Kite's vs Garris 1
8:15 C&K vs M&B
9:30 Senators vs Ron's
July 22
‘7:00 Caton vs Garris 2
8:15 V&J vs Ron's
9:30 Pugh vs Kite's
Harris Wins Crown In High Jump
Linwood Harris took first place in the high jump in
Raleigh, Friday. Harris soared 6-10!4 in the North
Carolina High School Athletic Association track and
field meet and broke his former teammates record by %
Second Week’s Player of the Week
In the second week there were only three games
played. The other games will be rescheduled for a
later date. Due to the rained out games, the player of
the week will be named after those games are played.
Scorekeepers are reminded to turn in a tally sheet
for each game not later than Saturday following the
Friday night games if there are any. Sheets can be
placed in green mail box at the Highlights office.
Scorekeepers that have not turned in tally sheets for
May 24th games please turn those in as soon as
John Garris &
Sons Logging
Buyer of Standing
We Pay Prime Prices
For Prime Timber
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A Good Place To Buy
Your Foods
Aurora Road
Caton Community
Win $5
Pick Winning Teams for the
week of June 7th.
In case of ties money will be split.
June 7
M&B vs V&J —..1..—
Senators vs Garris 1-
C&E vs Garris 2 __
June 8
Kite's vs Garris 1
C&E vs M&B^__
Senators vs Ron's
I Pick To Win
June 10
Caton vs Garris 2,
V&J vs Ron's ___
Pugh vs Kite's
Tie Breaker
Vaj Score.
Ron’s Score •
Place your choice to win in the Blanks. Mail to Highlights,
P.O. Box 404, Vanceboro or place in Highlights Mailbox at
office by Noon Saturday, June 5, 1982.
Entry must be postmarked no later than Sat. of week
before above games.
Game Time - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
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