Sampson Independent- RSS SPORTS Feed Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:50:22 EST 1800 Lady Horses drop Southwest Edgecombe, advance to second round of playoffs The Lady Dark Horses hosted Southwest Edgecombe in the first round of the NCHSAA State Playoffs Saturday night. Clinton's constant hustle and pressuring defense led them to victory, 54-46. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:56:51 EST 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. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:36:52 EST Resilient Leopards survive Manteo in first round of playoffs If the late Jim Valvano was right about a close first round games being a good thing come tournament time, the Lakewood Lady Leopards may have a good playoff run in store. The Lady Leopards withstood a upset bid by Manteo on Friday evening and... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:21:51 EST 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... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:06:55 EST County playoff games moved to Wednesday All county playoff games scheduled for Tuesday night have been moved to Wednesday. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:36:52 EST 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... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:26:51 EST County teams ready for playoffs Playoffs? We're talkin' about playoffs? Yes. We are already talking about playoffs high-school hoops. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:16:51 EST 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... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:11:51 EST ‘Coastal Crescent’ coming soon A trail spanning the state, from the mountains to the Atlantic Coast, is making its way through Sampson and that local segment is bolstered by a couple tangible developments, including a new moniker for the local route recently announced and a trail... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:01:51 EST Winter hoops Like most everything else in Sampson County, outdoor pickup basketball games were halted because of freezing rain and cold temperatures that left ice covering just about everything stationary, including this basketball, frozen inside the hoop. The... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:36:51 EST 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... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:01:52 EST CHS honors fall athletes Clinton High School held its Fall Sports Athletic Banquet on February 9th in the school auditorium. The athletic staff named MVPs and each honoree was recognized during the ceremony. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:41:51 EST Mike Brill named new Harrells Christian Academy Head Football Coach HARRELLS — Mike Brill addressed the Harrells Christian Academy upper school student body on Monday morning, February 16. Brill expressed his excitement for the opportunity to be back on the sidelines. Brill, who has been in coaching for 32... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:11:51 EST County athletes compete in State Indoor Track Championship After 3 months of fighting the outdoor elements, several county athletes got a chance to participate in the NCHSAA Indoor Track Championship meet Friday. Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:21:52 EST 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,... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:11:51 EST Lady Dark Horses win defensive battle with Wallace-Rose Hill Wallace-Rose Hill's Lady Bulldogs visited Clinton on Thursday night with hopes of spoiling Senior Night for the Lady Dark Horses. The visitors implemented a slow pace and controlled the tempo of the game for the better part of four quarters... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:11:51 EST Lady Leps roll past Hobbton Lakewood's Lady Leopards took the Hobbton Wildcats to task Friday night and walked away with a 66-24 win in the last regular season game spoiling the Wildcats' senior night. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:06:51 EST Lakewood tops Wildcats 69-44 The Lakewood Leopard boys got the win over the Hobbton Wildcats, 69-44 in Friday night's cross county rivalry at Hobbton. The Wildcats were celebrating their senior night. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 08:01:51 EST 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. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:11:51 EST Dark Horses outlast Bulldogs Clinton and Wallace-Rose Hill renewed their longstanding rivalry on the basketball court Thursday night and they did not disappoint the capacity crowd that packed the gym. The two teams battled in a back and forth contest that was tied in the last... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:46:51 EST