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Adam Capps

Position: Sports Writer
E-Mail Address: acapps@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: (910) 214-9585


About Adam Capps

A Sampson County native, Adam is a graduate of Midway High School. He currently attends Sampson Community College. He was All County Golf Player of the Year for 2011-12.

Latest Stories by Adam Capps

Lakewood wins match at Cardinal CC

Lakewood High won the latest Carolina 1A Conference golf match at Cardinal Country Club, hosted by Princeton on Monday. The conditions were not ideal as temperatures were in the upper fifties and the wind was whipping. Lakewood's 352 was good enough to edge out Rosewood's 360. Princeton came in third place with a team score of 383. James Kenan's

It was different. The way the Midway players were going about their pre-game routine seemed much different than it had been prior to any game thus far this season. Fresh off a humbling 5-2 loss to Clinton, the Midway Raiders were thrown right back into game action against another big-time opponent.
Wallace-Rose Hill entered the game at 5-1 overall

Raiders bounce back at Wallace-Rose Hill

It was different. The way the Midway players were going about their pre-game routine seemed much different than it had been prior to any game thus far this season. Fresh off a humbling 5-2 loss to Clinton, the Midway Raiders were thrown right back into game action against another big-time opponent. Wallace-Rose Hill entered the game at 5-1 overall

Midway took their 4-0 record into Clinton on Tuesday evening to face the 2-2 Dark Horses who were fresh off a tough loss at Pender. The Dark Horses got a great pitching performance from Johnathan Wright, as the Dark Horse pitched a complete game, striking out 14 Raider batters en route to leading his team to a 5-2 win.
Midway's pitcher Ryan Lee wa

Wright strikes out 14, leads Clinton to 5-2 win over Raiders

Midway took their 4-0 record into Clinton on Tuesday evening to face the 2-2 Dark Horses who were fresh off a tough loss at Pender. The Dark Horses got a great pitching performance from Johnathan Wright, as the Dark Horse pitched a complete game, striking out 14 Raider batters en route to leading his team to a 5-2 win. Midway's pitcher Ryan Lee wa

HCA tops Wilmington Christian Academy

HCA beat Wilmington Christian Academy on Monday 7-1 at Wilmington Christian Academy in seven innings. HCA scored three runs in the sixth on HCA scored in the sixth on An RBI single by Jake Register and a two-run triple by Spencer Cooke. Register racked up two RBIs on two hits for HCA. Wilmington Christian Academy couldn't get anything going as l

The Lakewood Lady Leopards soccer team lost Monday night to the North Duplin Lady Rebels 2-1. The Lady Leps, in contrast to the score, dominated the field of play for the majority of the evening, scoring their first goal of the season in the first half; however, the Lady Rebels would respond in the second half with a goal, and the young Lady Leps c

Lady Leps lose heartbreaker

The Lakewood Lady Leopards soccer team lost Monday night to the North Duplin Lady Rebels 2-1. The Lady Leps, in contrast to the score, dominated the field of play for the majority of the evening, scoring their first goal of the season in the first half; however, the Lady Rebels would respond in the second half with a goal, and the young Lady Leps c

HCA softball routs Clinton

Harrells Christian Academy dismantled the Clinton Lady Dark Horses on Monday as they won 25-5 in an early ending to a one-sided game. The win featured all of the HCA players contributing with their bats and base running skills to make short work in the 25-5 game. Abigail Blanchard, Hope Cottle, and Brenna King split mound time, with Blanchard gett

Lady Raiders off to solid start

Midway's soccer team is off to a good start in their 2015 season as they have won their first three games by an average of over 6.5 goals. The most impressive statistic that the Lady Raiders have put up so far is the fact that they have only allowed one shot on goal. The Lady Raiders defeated Lakewood in the season opener by a score of 6-0. Kacey

Lady Crusaders drop FCS 4-2

Harrells Christian Academy got a solid outing from Abigail Blanchard on Tuesday in their 4-2 win over Freedom Christian School. Blanchard pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out 4, while allowing an unearned run on 6 hits and no walks. Brenna King, who had a big game at the plate, also helped her team out by pitching 2 2/3 innings of relief, allowing

Freedom Christian Academy falls 12-4 at the hands of HCA

HCA beat Freedom Christian Academy on Tuesday 12-4 at Freedom Christian Academy in seven innings. HCA scored three runs in the seventh on HCA scored in the seventh on A two-run double by Luke Quinn and an RBI double by Michael Smith. The game was back-and-forth heading into the fourth, with seven lead changes. HCA took the lead in the fourth inn

The Midway Raiders nearly relinquished what was at one point a six run lead at East Bladen on Tuesday evening. However, veteran leadership and big play-makers led the Raiders to their fourth win in as many games on the season.
Midway jumped all over the Eagles in the top of the first, as the Raiders batted around in the inning to take an early 6-0

Raiders stave off Eagles, 9-7

The Midway Raiders nearly relinquished what was at one point a six run lead at East Bladen on Tuesday evening. However, veteran leadership and big play-makers led the Raiders to their fourth win in as many games on the season. Midway jumped all over the Eagles in the top of the first, as the Raiders batted around in the inning to take an early 6-0

Lady Leps lose heartbreaker

The Lakewood Lady Leopards opened their conference play this season with a nail-biting 1-0, literally last-minute loss, to the Spring Creek Gators. Possession bounced back and forth for 79 minutes and 30 seconds until the statuesque, young, Rheanna Ried found the back of the net with a header off of a rebound from the goalkeeper's deflection. R

Midway's Emily Hairr connects on a pitch and drives it to opposite field in the third inning of Midway's 11-6 loss to 3-0 East Bladen, at East Bladen on Tuesday. Midway led 5-0 early, but the Lady Eagles came storming back in the later innings to claim the conference win. (Adam Capps/Sampson Independent)

Lady Raiders lose early lead, drop game to Lady Eagles

Midway's Emily Hairr connects on a pitch and drives it to opposite field in the third inning of Midway's 11-6 loss to 3-0 East Bladen, at East Bladen on Tuesday. Midway led 5-0 early, but the Lady Eagles came storming back in the later innings to claim the conference win. (Adam Capps/Sampson Independent)

Hobbton Middle keeper Lisbet Flores deflects a Sampson shot late in the first half. (David Johnson/Sampson Independent)

Hobbton, Sampson soccer teams battle in scrimmage

Hobbton Middle keeper Lisbet Flores deflects a Sampson shot late in the first half. (David Johnson/Sampson Independent)

Clinton opened their Four County Conference baseball schedule on Friday night, hosting the Trask Titans. For the first four innings, the Dark Horses were unable to scratch out any offense, and trailed the Titans by three runs going into the home half of the fifth. In an improbable rally, the Dark Horses plated 13 runs to end the game before the Tit

Big inning spurs Dark Horse comeback win

Clinton opened their Four County Conference baseball schedule on Friday night, hosting the Trask Titans. For the first four innings, the Dark Horses were unable to scratch out any offense, and trailed the Titans by three runs going into the home half of the fifth. In an improbable rally, the Dark Horses plated 13 runs to end the game before the Tit

Barefoot, Pope homer to lift Midway past West Bladen

Raider head coach Jason Fussell stressed the importance of having a good outing against West Bladen, just minutes after MHS defeated Lakewood 11-1 Wednesday night at home. On Friday, the Raiders traveled to West Bladen to play a team who has had success so far this season against a couple of high quality teams. However, that was not the case for th

Midway's baseball team earned another win without struggle on Wednesday night as they defeated Lakewood in Spivey's Corner by a score of 11-1 in 5 innings.
The game was delayed nearly an hour due to rain in the area. Once the game began, the Raiders were a bit sluggish, and Lakewood jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a Matt Butler single that score Willi

Midway routs Lakewood 11-1

Midway's baseball team earned another win without struggle on Wednesday night as they defeated Lakewood in Spivey's Corner by a score of 11-1 in 5 innings. The game was delayed nearly an hour due to rain in the area. Once the game began, the Raiders were a bit sluggish, and Lakewood jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a Matt Butler single that score Willi

Lady Crusaders 3-0 on young soccer season

Harrells Christian Academy's soccer team is off to a 3-0 start on the season. In their last two games, they have defeated Fayetteville Christian Academy and Wallace Rose-Hill. Emily Benton has been phenomenal guarding the net thus far this season, and a huge part of the success that the Lady Crusaders have been finding. The Lady Crusaders are also

Lakewood's softball team travelled to Spivey's Corner on Wednesday night to take on the Lady Raiders in a game that was never really in question, as the home team won easily. Lakewood jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first couple of innings and never looked back. The final score was Midway 8, Lakewood 4.
Brittany Watson pitched for the Lady Raid

Lady Raiders top Lakewood

Lakewood's softball team travelled to Spivey's Corner on Wednesday night to take on the Lady Raiders in a game that was never really in question, as the home team won easily. Lakewood jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first couple of innings and never looked back. The final score was Midway 8, Lakewood 4. Brittany Watson pitched for the Lady Raid

The Midway Raiders began their 2015 season with a solid 9-2 road win at Rosewood. Midway, the defending 2A State Champions, took down the defending Eastern 1A Regional Champion with relative ease.
Midway got off to a quick start in the top of the first inning as Matt Barefoot led off the game with a single between short-stop and third base. Trey W

Midway tops Rosewood 9-2 to open season

The Midway Raiders began their 2015 season with a solid 9-2 road win at Rosewood. Midway, the defending 2A State Champions, took down the defending Eastern 1A Regional Champion with relative ease. Midway got off to a quick start in the top of the first inning as Matt Barefoot led off the game with a single between short-stop and third base. Trey W

MMS drops Sampson in season opener

Midway's Middle School team defeated Sampson Middle School in Clinton on Monday, 8-4 in the teams' season opener. Midway scored 3 runs in the opening inning to seize momentum that they would never lose. The Horses gained a run in the second, but only after the Raiders had built their lead to 4-0 in the top half of the second. The teams also excha





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