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Phipps, WF in title game
THE FIRST OF MANY HARVESTS FOR SYDNEY. Sydney Wrenn, who is 10 years old, took her first deer this season in Franklin County on private land while hunting with her father, Brad Wrenn. (Photo Submitted)
WAKE FOREST -- Former Bunn High School Athletic Director and assistant football coach Hancel Phipps will be on the state’s biggest gridiron stage this weekend as a member of the Wake Forest HS coaching staff.

Phipps and the Cougars will play Mallard Creek from Charlotte in the Class 4-AA State Championship Game.

The contest will be played Saturday at 7 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. Tickets will be available at the gate.

The Cougars will enter the outing at 12-3 following a final-minute victory over Middle Creek in the state semifinals.

Mallard Creek is 15-0 and has scored over 40 points a whopping 12 times this season.

CANES: Doug Warf, Vice President of Marketing for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, has announced that the team has partnered with Artsplosure, the presenter of First Night Raleigh, to provide added value to fans attending the team’s Dec. 31 game at PNC Arena against the Montreal Canadiens.

Fans with tickets for the Dec. 31 game can pick up a wristband from the PNC Arena Box Office that will allow access to all First Night Raleigh events.

First Night Raleigh events begin at 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, and conclude at midnight, following the fireworks.

For fans that do not pick up wristbands in advance, wristbands will be available on the PNC Arena concourse adjacent to Section 108 during the Dec. 31 game.

Wristbands picked up during the game will allow access to select 10 p.m. First Night Raleigh shows, as well as priority space near the main stage for the midnight fireworks display.

BASEBALL CAMP: The Nash County Baseball camp will be held Jan. 11 at the Northern Nash High School Baseball Complex in Red Oak.

NNHS head coach and former Bunn skipper Leonard Allen will serve as the camp director.

Registration will be at 9 a.m., and the camp will continue through 3 p.m. Cost is $40, which includes lunch.

For more information or to register, contact Coach Allen at (252) 937-9040.

HUNTING: Sportsmen are invited to make a difference this holiday season by dropping off deer for donation to those who need it most  at any North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry processor statewide. 

A local drop-off site will be set up to receive donations Dec 12-14 in Edgecombe County. 

This donation site will be set up just west of Pinetops on Hwy 42 and Pitt Farm Lane at the Pitt Family Farm to receive deer legally harvested by area hunters. 

All meat will be processed at George Flowers meat processors in Sims; and  distributed by the  St. Lewis Ruritan Club to those in need in Edgecombe County. 

Questions about the Edgecome Country deer donation drive can be directed to Guy or Judy Gardner at (919) 250 8441.

SKINNER: SKINNER: The National Hockey League has announced that Carolina Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner has been named the league’s First Star for the week ending Dec. 8.

Skinner, 21, scored five goals and earned one assist in three games as Carolina earned victories against the Washington Capitals, Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks.

DURHAM BULLS: The Durham Bulls are currently offering nine-game mini-plan ticket offers for the 2014 campaign.

Buying a plan is the only way to make sure of being able to buy tickets for the Triple-A All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.

In addition, fans will be treated to the joy of a night of baseball at the Durham Bulls Athletic  Park.

Six different packages are available, and each includes a 20 percent savings on the box office price. For more information, call the Bulls at (919) 956-BULL.

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