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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

Huge weekend lies ahead for Triangle hoops teams

Well isn't this how it's supposed to be? The last weekend of the regular season in college hoops is upon us, and the impending games have huge implications of what the future may hold for the three teams in the Triangle. Everybody knows the North Carolina and Duke are set to face off on Saturday night in the Smith Center for a rematch of college b

GATESVILLE — For much of the first half, it looked as if the Lady Leopards from Lakewood may have it in them to knock off top-seeded Gates County at their place on Tuesday night in round 3 of the NCHSAA State Playoffs. However, the home team pulled away in the end for a 60-53 win.
The Lady Leopards jumped off to an early lead which was cut t

Lakewood's season ends at top-ranked Gates County

GATESVILLE — For much of the first half, it looked as if the Lady Leopards from Lakewood may have it in them to knock off top-seeded Gates County at their place on Tuesday night in round 3 of the NCHSAA State Playoffs. However, the home team pulled away in the end for a 60-53 win. The Lady Leopards jumped off to an early lead which was cut t

Dark Horses' season ends in loss at Fairmont

FAIRMONT — The Clinton Dark Horses' very successful season came to an end Monday night in their second round playoff loss at Fairmont High School, 75-62. Fairmont started the game on an 11-2 run when Clinton was really struggling to run their offensive sets, and the Horses were forced to play catch-up the rest of the way. It was a 19-8 Fairm

JACKSONVILLE — Midway's stellar season came to a close at top seeded Northside in Jacksonville on Monday night. However, the Raiders gave the Monarchs all they wanted, leaving a worried home-crowd very relieved when their team finally pulled away in the closing seconds of the game to win 77-67.
The Raiders started the game off with a bang as

Raider season ends at number one Northside

JACKSONVILLE — Midway's stellar season came to a close at top seeded Northside in Jacksonville on Monday night. However, the Raiders gave the Monarchs all they wanted, leaving a worried home-crowd very relieved when their team finally pulled away in the closing seconds of the game to win 77-67. The Raiders started the game off with a bang as

Lady Leopards top Louisburg, roll into round three of playoffs

LOUISBURG — The Lakewood Lady Leopards are moving on to the third round of the NCHSAA 1A State Basketball Playoffs after a 51-44 road win over Louisburg High School. Lakewood was the 9 seed in the East Region and Louisburg was the 8, giving them the home-court advantage on Monday night. Lakewood jumped out to an early 18-7 lead patented by w

Perez, Godwin lead Raiders to win in playoff opener

SPIVEY'S CORNER — The Midway Raiders won their first playoff game in over a decade with a 67-58 win over visiting Jordan-Matthews in the opening round of the NCHSAA 2A State Playoffs. Cameron Godwin kept the Raiders in the game early as he scored 10 first half points and helped lead a Raider run that found what was a four point deficit at th

The Sampson Independent took home three awards in the annual North Carolina Press Association's News, Editorial and Photojournalism contest recognizing excellence in journalism.
The honors included a top prize for the Independent staff for best community coverage among daily newspapers under 15,000 circulation, as well as two individual awards. Th

Independent wins 3 N.C. Press awards

The Sampson Independent took home three awards in the annual North Carolina Press Association's News, Editorial and Photojournalism contest recognizing excellence in journalism. The honors included a top prize for the Independent staff for best community coverage among daily newspapers under 15,000 circulation, as well as two individual awards. Th

Midway's baseball team is set to defend their state championship as they plan on getting the season started on Monday against Rosewood. This season will provide some challenges for Midway, most notably, the loss of seven seniors who could do it all.
“That's going to be the biggest thing,” said Midway's head coach Jason Fussell. “

Raiders to rely on returning players in new season

Midway's baseball team is set to defend their state championship as they plan on getting the season started on Monday against Rosewood. This season will provide some challenges for Midway, most notably, the loss of seven seniors who could do it all. “That's going to be the biggest thing,” said Midway's head coach Jason Fussell. “

County playoff games moved to Wednesday

All county playoff games scheduled for Tuesday night have been moved to Wednesday. Lakewood's girls basketball team is slated to play their game at home on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Clinton's girls and boys each have home games on Wednesday with the girls starting things at 6. The boys game will follow around 7:30. Midway's girls are set to travel to N

Harrells Christian Academy had a chip on their shoulder last Friday as they entered Freedom Christian Academy's gym as the 12 seed in the first round of the NCISAA Division 2 playoffs. The Crusaders proved that they were under-seeded as they took down the 5th seeded FCA, 61-52.
Harrells trailed 13-12 after a quarter and then used a run in the seco

HCA upsets FCA in round one of playoffs

Harrells Christian Academy had a chip on their shoulder last Friday as they entered Freedom Christian Academy's gym as the 12 seed in the first round of the NCISAA Division 2 playoffs. The Crusaders proved that they were under-seeded as they took down the 5th seeded FCA, 61-52. Harrells trailed 13-12 after a quarter and then used a run in the seco

Playoffs? We're talkin' about playoffs? Yes. We are already talking about playoffs high-school hoops.
It seems like only yesterday that the season was just getting under-way, but on Tuesday night, Clinton and Midway's teams will play playoff games, as will the Lakewood girls.
Midway was surprised nicely when the playoff committee granted them wit

County teams ready for playoffs

Playoffs? We're talkin' about playoffs? Yes. We are already talking about playoffs high-school hoops. It seems like only yesterday that the season was just getting under-way, but on Tuesday night, Clinton and Midway's teams will play playoff games, as will the Lakewood girls. Midway was surprised nicely when the playoff committee granted them wit

Lakewood's girls basketball team took on Rosewood in a game at James Kenan on Friday night to decide the winner of the Carolina 1-A Conference. The Lady Eagles defeated Lakewood 51-45 in a scrappy game and claimed the top seed from the conference for the upcoming state playoffs.
“We just could not seem to make anything tonight,” said L

Rosewood edged Lakewood for top seed from Carolina 1-A Conference

Lakewood's girls basketball team took on Rosewood in a game at James Kenan on Friday night to decide the winner of the Carolina 1-A Conference. The Lady Eagles defeated Lakewood 51-45 in a scrappy game and claimed the top seed from the conference for the upcoming state playoffs. “We just could not seem to make anything tonight,” said L

The Four County Conference which includes Clinton, Midway, and Union, and the Carolina 1-A Conference, which includes Hobbton and Lakewood have both cancelled their conference tournament due to the inclement weather and dangerous traveling conditions in the area. Playoff seeding will now be done based on regular season play, as well as a play-in ty

Conference tourneys cancelled

The Four County Conference which includes Clinton, Midway, and Union, and the Carolina 1-A Conference, which includes Hobbton and Lakewood have both cancelled their conference tournament due to the inclement weather and dangerous traveling conditions in the area. Playoff seeding will now be done based on regular season play, as well as a play-in ty

Harrells Christian Academy captured the CRC Conference Tournament Title just a week after claiming the regular season title. Quate McKinzie scored 16 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and had 10 blocks to boost Harrells past Fayetteville Christian School, 77-38, and secure the conference tournament Most Valuable Player Award.
CJ Kirchoff scored 21 for HC

HCA claims conference title

Harrells Christian Academy captured the CRC Conference Tournament Title just a week after claiming the regular season title. Quate McKinzie scored 16 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and had 10 blocks to boost Harrells past Fayetteville Christian School, 77-38, and secure the conference tournament Most Valuable Player Award. CJ Kirchoff scored 21 for HC

Midway avenged a loss earlier in the week to West Bladen as they hosted the winless Union Spartans on Senior Night in Spivey's Corner. Midway shot the lights out to round out their regular season with a 79-29 win.
Midway started the game with senior Andre Sankey knocking down a three-ball from the right wing, and the Raiders would never trail. Mid

Raiders thump Spartans

Midway avenged a loss earlier in the week to West Bladen as they hosted the winless Union Spartans on Senior Night in Spivey's Corner. Midway shot the lights out to round out their regular season with a 79-29 win. Midway started the game with senior Andre Sankey knocking down a three-ball from the right wing, and the Raiders would never trail. Mid

Union's late surge in the fourth wuarter was not enough for them to overcome what was once a 19 point defict as Midway downed them on the Lady Raider Senior Night by a scored of 50-40.
Midway raced out to 30-15 lead at halftime after getting good looks from Amber Poole and Taylor Faircloth around the basket. Leah Williams made two jumpers to close

Lady Raiders stave off Union 50-40

Union's late surge in the fourth wuarter was not enough for them to overcome what was once a 19 point defict as Midway downed them on the Lady Raider Senior Night by a scored of 50-40. Midway raced out to 30-15 lead at halftime after getting good looks from Amber Poole and Taylor Faircloth around the basket. Leah Williams made two jumpers to close

Sampson Middle School won 44 to 19 over Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School to complete another perfect season in front of their home crowd.
The Dark Horses were able to use their quickness and defensive abilities to transform Leopard turnovers into easy baskets on the other end.
Sampson led 19 to 5 at halftime before blowing the game even more open

Sampson Middle completes another perfect season

Sampson Middle School won 44 to 19 over Roseboro-Salemburg Middle School to complete another perfect season in front of their home crowd. The Dark Horses were able to use their quickness and defensive abilities to transform Leopard turnovers into easy baskets on the other end. Sampson led 19 to 5 at halftime before blowing the game even more open

Late rally lifts Hobbton past North Duplin

Hobbton traveled to North Duplin Tuesday evening to earn a conference win by a score of 60-57. North Duplin led 10-9 after the first quarter, but the Wildcats turned it around to take a 23-18 lead into the halftime locker-room. North Duplin outscored Hobbton 29-15 in the third quarter to take a 47-38 lead, but the Wildcats once again had an answe

Midway's hopes of a conference championship were diminished with a 64-52 loss to West Bladen at home on Tuesday evening. Early foul trouble, late rebounding issues, and turnovers prevented the Raiders from keeping hope alive of winning the Four-County Conference.
Paris Smith picked up two fouls in the first three minutes of the first quarter, and

Knights top Raiders 64-52

Midway's hopes of a conference championship were diminished with a 64-52 loss to West Bladen at home on Tuesday evening. Early foul trouble, late rebounding issues, and turnovers prevented the Raiders from keeping hope alive of winning the Four-County Conference. Paris Smith picked up two fouls in the first three minutes of the first quarter, and

Lady Wildcats blitz Lady Rebels

Hobbton's Lady Wildcat basketball team earned a win at North Duplin on Tuesday by defeating the Lady Rebels 47-24. Shanona Bell scored 16 points and Nina Devone added 16 to lead the Lady Wildcats to the victory. Hobbton led 13-5 after a quarter and 24-14 at halftime. They stretched the lead to 32-17 before ultimately closing the game out with the





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