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

Midway's highly-sought after recruit, Matt Barefoot has made his decision as to where he will play collegiate baseball. The Raider center-fielder and pitcher made signed his letter of intent to play at Campbell University next year.
Barefoot was named the NCHSAA 2-A State Championship Series Most Valuable Player last June when Midway topped Bunker

Midway's Barefoot signs with Campbell

Midway's highly-sought after recruit, Matt Barefoot has made his decision as to where he will play collegiate baseball. The Raider center-fielder and pitcher made signed his letter of intent to play at Campbell University next year. Barefoot was named the NCHSAA 2-A State Championship Series Most Valuable Player last June when Midway topped Bunker

Lakewood made a long trip to Pamlico County High School for round two of the 1A NCHSAA State Playoffs. The game featured a rematch of a game played at Lakewood earlier this year, in which the Hurricanes won 24-13. This time, the Leopards came out on top after two overtimes, 20-18.
Extra points were… nonexistent in this game. There was not a

Leopards win thriller, advance to round 3

Lakewood made a long trip to Pamlico County High School for round two of the 1A NCHSAA State Playoffs. The game featured a rematch of a game played at Lakewood earlier this year, in which the Hurricanes won 24-13. This time, the Leopards came out on top after two overtimes, 20-18. Extra points were… nonexistent in this game. There was not a

On Thursday night, the Sampson County Sports Club inducted five individuals into its Hall of Fame, touting them for their contributions to athletics in Sampson County. It was the fifth class to be inducted since ceremonies began. The ceremony was held at Union High School. Inductees included Fred Burgess, Dale Johnson, Mitchell Naylor, Curtis Smith

Sports Hall-of-Famers inducted

On Thursday night, the Sampson County Sports Club inducted five individuals into its Hall of Fame, touting them for their contributions to athletics in Sampson County. It was the fifth class to be inducted since ceremonies began. The ceremony was held at Union High School. Inductees included Fred Burgess, Dale Johnson, Mitchell Naylor, Curtis Smith

The former Clinton High School and UNCW star catcher, Cody Stanley has been added to the St. Louis Cardinals' 40-man roster as of Wednesday morning. This insures that no other MLB team could acquire Stanley in the Rule 5 draft that is held each December.
Stanley had a great season in the Texas League and was an all-star for the Springfield Cardina

Cardinals sign Clinton's Stanley to 40-man roster

The former Clinton High School and UNCW star catcher, Cody Stanley has been added to the St. Louis Cardinals' 40-man roster as of Wednesday morning. This insures that no other MLB team could acquire Stanley in the Rule 5 draft that is held each December. Stanley had a great season in the Texas League and was an all-star for the Springfield Cardina

If first year head coach of Midway, Matthew Creech would have told you that his team has only had two practices with the entire team, and you saw the way that they preformed in their season opener at North Johnston on Tuesday night, you wouldn't believe him.
However, it is true. The Raiders really meshed together well and played great basketball T

Midway beats North Johnston 60-39

If first year head coach of Midway, Matthew Creech would have told you that his team has only had two practices with the entire team, and you saw the way that they preformed in their season opener at North Johnston on Tuesday night, you wouldn't believe him. However, it is true. The Raiders really meshed together well and played great basketball T

The 2014 fall softball season for the Sampson County Church League, held at Freedom Field in Salemburg, came to a close on Sunday with Freedom Baptist Church topping Garland's Church of God of Prophecy 15-13 in the championship game.
The season was filled with great play by all participating churches, including Freedom, COGOP, Union Grove, Owen's

Freedom Baptist claims church league title

The 2014 fall softball season for the Sampson County Church League, held at Freedom Field in Salemburg, came to a close on Sunday with Freedom Baptist Church topping Garland's Church of God of Prophecy 15-13 in the championship game. The season was filled with great play by all participating churches, including Freedom, COGOP, Union Grove, Owen's

On Monday, the Championship Ring was presented to the 2014 Sampson County Golf Champion, Jeffrey Spell. Spell won the event that was played on September 20th and 21st at Lakewood Country Club and Coharie Country Club, respectively. The event was stroke play with the lowest aggregate total being the champion.
The event was open to any member of any

Spell receives County Championship Ring

On Monday, the Championship Ring was presented to the 2014 Sampson County Golf Champion, Jeffrey Spell. Spell won the event that was played on September 20th and 21st at Lakewood Country Club and Coharie Country Club, respectively. The event was stroke play with the lowest aggregate total being the champion. The event was open to any member of any

Union traveled to Camden County to take on Camden in the first round of the NCHSAA State Playoffs. Union was the 12 seed and Camden was the 5 seed in the Mideast Region.
Union lost the game 48-21, but put up a good fight. Union did a nice job early by scoring on their first drive. They were easily able to move the ball, and it looked as if they ma

Union's season ends at Camden

Union traveled to Camden County to take on Camden in the first round of the NCHSAA State Playoffs. Union was the 12 seed and Camden was the 5 seed in the Mideast Region. Union lost the game 48-21, but put up a good fight. Union did a nice job early by scoring on their first drive. They were easily able to move the ball, and it looked as if they ma

The Lakewood Leopards ran wild on the Columbia Wildcats Friday night in the first round of the state playoffs, taking the game 59-0.
The Leopards were just too much for Columbia as they scored on every possession of the first half to build a 26-0 lead after the first quarter. By the end of the half it was a 39-0 Leopard lead.
The second half was

Leopards roll in round one, advance in state playoffs

The Lakewood Leopards ran wild on the Columbia Wildcats Friday night in the first round of the state playoffs, taking the game 59-0. The Leopards were just too much for Columbia as they scored on every possession of the first half to build a 26-0 lead after the first quarter. By the end of the half it was a 39-0 Leopard lead. The second half was

On Monday, November 10th, 2014 Sampson County Parks & Recreation completed their 2014 10-12 year old tackle football season at Lakewood High School. The teams that participated in the season were from the Southern District (Union), Western District (Lakewood), and Eastern District (Hobbton).
Monday night at Lakewood High School the Southern Pa

Parks and Rec wrap up football season

On Monday, November 10th, 2014 Sampson County Parks & Recreation completed their 2014 10-12 year old tackle football season at Lakewood High School. The teams that participated in the season were from the Southern District (Union), Western District (Lakewood), and Eastern District (Hobbton). Monday night at Lakewood High School the Southern Pa

Dark Horse Havoc set for November 20th

The Clinton men's basketball teams will host their annual Dark Horse Havoc intersquad scrimmages on Thursday, November 20th at the Sampson Middle School Gym. Admission is free for the event. At 6 p.m., the middle school interquad scrimmages will begin. The JV boys basketball team will begin at 6:45, followed by the varsity team at 7:30. There wi

Harrells Christain Academy traveled to Concord to take on Cannon High School in the first round of the state playoffs. HCA was juiced up and ready for Cannon, as they blitzed them, 49-13.
Harrells jumped on Cannon early and broke their spirits. It was 14-0 after a quarter, then 28-0 by the half.
Cannon finally found the end-zone in the third quar

Crusaders rout Cannon, advance to round two

Harrells Christain Academy traveled to Concord to take on Cannon High School in the first round of the state playoffs. HCA was juiced up and ready for Cannon, as they blitzed them, 49-13. Harrells jumped on Cannon early and broke their spirits. It was 14-0 after a quarter, then 28-0 by the half. Cannon finally found the end-zone in the third quar

Clinton native Curtis Smith, far right, was inducted to the East Coast Drag Racing Hall of Fame on Oct. 19. He was inducted alongside Rick Hendrick, among others. Pictured from left are his son, Curt Smith Jr, Hendrick, Smith's daughter Catherine and Smith.

Smith inducted to East Coast Drag Racing HOF

Clinton native Curtis Smith, far right, was inducted to the East Coast Drag Racing Hall of Fame on Oct. 19. He was inducted alongside Rick Hendrick, among others. Pictured from left are his son, Curt Smith Jr, Hendrick, Smith's daughter Catherine and Smith.

Clinton to host basketball jamboree

Veteran's Day means no school for the schools in the county, but it will provide some high-school basketball excitement with the 2014 Dark Horse Fall Jamboree. It will be the first opportunity for the locals to get a look at some of the talent in the county, as well as the coaches and players to get some game action before the beginning of the reg

Sampson Community College hosted their annual golf tournament at Lakewood Country Club on Friday, There was a field of 88 players. There were four flights and the flights were determined by handicaps. Places were awarded to the top 3 teams in each flight.
M. Mason, G. Thornton, A/ Odum, and J. Spell won the first flight. Second was S. Hill, D. Hil

SCC Tourney held at Lakewood Country Club

Sampson Community College hosted their annual golf tournament at Lakewood Country Club on Friday, There was a field of 88 players. There were four flights and the flights were determined by handicaps. Places were awarded to the top 3 teams in each flight. M. Mason, G. Thornton, A/ Odum, and J. Spell won the first flight. Second was S. Hill, D. Hil

Midway traveled to Union Friday night to wrap up their regular season and spoil the Spartan Senior Night. Midway won the game in convincing fashion, 41-13.
It didn't take the Raiders long to get on the scoreboard, as Cameron Godwin found Tyler Pope for a long touchdown pass with just a minute and eight seconds gone in the first frame.
After Union

Midway beats Union 41-13

Midway traveled to Union Friday night to wrap up their regular season and spoil the Spartan Senior Night. Midway won the game in convincing fashion, 41-13. It didn't take the Raiders long to get on the scoreboard, as Cameron Godwin found Tyler Pope for a long touchdown pass with just a minute and eight seconds gone in the first frame. After Union

Tim's Gift golf tourney a success again

On Friday, October 31st at Coharie Country Club, the 4th annual Tim's Gift golf tournament was held. The tournament consisted of 18 teams. The winning team in Championship Flight was the D & R Auto Sales Team, including Jackie Parrish, Larry Hardy, Ronnie Williams, and Randy Wiggins. The winning Team in 1st Flight The Learning Station Team, i

Union season ends with third round loss

Union traveled to Cary to take on Raleigh Charter in round 3 of the NCHSAA 1A State Playoffs. Union's great postseason run came to an end with a 5-0 loss. The score was not indicative of how close the game actually was. Unoin trailed by just one goal entering the second half. Twenty minutes into the second half, Raleigh Charter's depth of a 31 man

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Whiteville ends Leopard soccer season

Lakewood's soccer season came to a prompt close after a heart-breaking overtime loss at Whiteville High School in round two of the NCHSAA State Playoffs. Whiteville scored with four minutes remaining in the second session of overtime for a 2-1 win. Whiteville scored their first goal on a penalty kick in the first half. The Leopards couldn't find t





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