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ABIGAIL ENDS IT!!!
EYE ON THE BALL. Louisburg High School's Brenda Mata attempts a sacrifice bunt during her club's extra-inning playoff softball conquest Tuesday at home against Camden County.
ABIGAIL ENDS IT!!!

LOUISBURG - For 13 innings, the duel raged on, filled with pitching heroics, self-assured field work and missed offensive opportunities from both clubs.
Then, in a single instant, it was over.


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Swingin' In The Rain
AND THE WINNER IS. Louisburg High School's Madi Leonard scores the winning run during last Friday's playoff victory against Perquimans.
Swingin' In The Rain

LOUISBURG -- After six challenging innings, everything seemed to fall into place for the Louisburg Lady Warriors during last Friday's Elite Eight matchup against Perquimans in the Class 1-A State Softball Playoffs.
Including the rain.


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STATE CHAMP!
AT THE TOP. Franklinton High School's Shea Seward (center) accepts her first-place medal in the Girls Long Jump at the Class 3-A State Track and Field Championships in Greensboro.
STATE CHAMP!

GREENSBORO -- Grand expectations follow Shea Seward wherever she goes on the track -- and that includes the grandest stage of all.
After a dominant regular season and title-filled heroics at the Big East Conference and Class 3-A East Regionals, Seward set her sights upon the top medals step at the Class 3-A State Track and Field Championships.


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Phillips will play at NCWC
LOUISBURG'S SUMMER PHILLIPS
Phillips will play at NCWC

LOUISBURG -- For the past five years, Summer Phillips has been a dominant standout on the softball field in Franklin County -- first at Louisburg High School and then Louisburg College for a one-season stint.
Phillips will now be taking her act on the road, though she won't be going too far away.


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Neal named E-W coach
Neal named E-W coach

GREENSBORO -- Shortly after graduating from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the late 1990s, David Neal laid the foundation for his coaching career at Louisburg High School.
Neal guided the Warriors on the boys basketball hardwood before moving on to Apex, where he is regarded as one of the state's top hoops coaches.


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Brickhouse nabs All-League honor

CLEARWATER, FLA. -- East Carolina University's Bryant Packard has been named American Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Year, while Alec Burleson was tabbed Freshman Pitcher-of-the-Year according to an announcement by the league off Monday afternoon.
The Pirates also took home the Team Academic Excellence Award for the third-straight year after posting a 3.46 cumulative GPA.


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Peace Process
Peace Process

FRANKLINTON -- Numbers don't tell the full story of Isabel Nobles' contributions to the Franklinton High School girls basketball program.
Nobles' statistics don't stand out, but her reliability and consistency played key roles in Franklinton's successful campaign this past fall under first-year head coach Matthew Hockaday.


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Mudcats sweep rival Buies Creek

BUIES CREEK -- Ryan Aguilar went 3-for-5 with a RBI triple and Tucker Neuhaus went 2-for-3 with a run scoring triple of his own as the visiting Carolina Mudcats clinched their first series sweep of the season with a 9-1 throttling of the Buies Creek Astros at Jim Perry Stadium on Sunday afternoon in a Class A Carolina League baseball matchup.


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State Appearance
State Appearance

GREENSBORO -- The Louisburg High School Warriors continue to make progress with the rebuild of their boys and girls track and field programs.
While LHS has fielded some strong individuals through the years, including the legendary Vanisha Wilshire, the current coaching staff has tried to promote overall depth within the program.


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BOYS 400 RELAY TEAM
BOYS 400 RELAY TEAM

Members of the Louisburg High School Boys 400 Meter Relay Team from Sunday's Class 1-A State Track and Field Championships were (l to r) Xavier Jones, Tyree Yancey, T'Andre Davis and Jaden Brooks. The Warriors finished in seventh place at the annual event at Aggie Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.


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BAREFOOT BRINGS IT
BAREFOOT BRINGS IT

Louisburg High School's Laine Barefoot delivers a fastball toward home plate during last Friday's victory over Perquimans at Louisburg College's Sheilah R. Cotten Field.


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DYNAMIC DUO FOR LHS
DYNAMIC DUO FOR LHS

(L to R) Kaylee Saunders and Laine Barefoot have been exceptional in the field and at the plate during the Class 1-A State Softball Playoffs for the Louisburg Lady Warriors.


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FANTASTIC FOURTH
FANTASTIC FOURTH

Franklinton High School's Rebekah Smith took fourth place in the Girls High Jump event at Sunday's Class 3-A State Track and Field Championships in Greensboro.


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FINISHING TOUCHES
FINISHING TOUCHES

Frankilnton High School's E'Kwon White wrapped up his sterling athletic career for the Red Rams by taking part in the Boys Shot Put at Sunday's Class 1-A State Track and Field Championships at North Carolina A&T's Aggie Stadium.


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HAPPY TIMES
HAPPY TIMES

Louisburg High School's Ragan Holloman celebrates after scoring an early run for the Lady Warriors during Tuesday's decision over Camden County in the first game of the best-of-three East Regional Finals of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's Class 1-A State Softball Playoffs.


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JUMP FOR JOY
JUMP FOR JOY

Louisburg High School's Chelsea Roberson (left) leaps into the air to celebrate a successful tag at home plate during Tuesday evening's decision over Camden County in the East Regional Finals of the Class 1-A State Softball Playoffs.


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SUPER SHORTSTOP
SUPER SHORTSTOP

Louisburg High School shortstop Kaylee Saunders has made several amazing plays during the Class 1-A State Softball Playoffs.


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