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A Coastal Plain League veteran and a former player in the Cape Cod League comprise two left-handed batters that the Wilson Tobs have added to their roster for the 2020 season with the additions of … more
Wilson Tobs executives are closely monitoring the progress of a bill in the North Carolina General Assembly that would allow Minor League Baseball stadiums in the state to open and hold events at 10% … more
Derek Hamm only needed one year to prove himself as the next men’s and women’s golf coach at Barton College. The former Bulldogs standout had been the interim head coach after being … more
While it’s hard to imagine William Hesmer not ending up in the athletic hall of fame wherever he chose to attend college, his decision as a senior at Hunt High some 20 years ago proved to be … more
The Wilson Tobs will play a Coastal Plain League schedule in 2020, albeit with a different look and an emphasis on divisional play. Originally scheduled to be a 42-game slate that opened July 2, … more
Barton College head football coach Chip Hester will return to the venue where he spent 11 years at the helm when the Bulldogs open their first season in 70 years on Sept. 12 at Catawba … more
East Carolina’s storied swimming and diving programs aren’t going down without a fight. After the school announced May 21 that it would shutter four of its sports programs, including … more
An incoming Barton College freshman women’s swimmer at the forefront of a social media backlash will not attend the institution. Barton announced Saturday afternoon via its Facebook account … more
The Wilson Tobs recently added a trio of right-handed pitchers to their roster as the summer collegiate baseball Coastal Plain League season approaches. Joining the team for its 24th season as a … more
An incoming Barton College freshman continues to hold an admission offer from the school in the wake of a racially insensitive comment posted to social media. However, that acceptance is currently … more
Two stars of a fairly recent vintage, along with a former coach, headline Barton College’s 2020 induction class into its athletic hall of fame. Former basketball player Esty Flores, an … more
A college head coaching job wasn’t on the immediate radar for SouthWest Edgecombe High graduate Tynesha Lewis. With stints as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Illinois State and North … more
Keith Gorman’s head coaching career at Barton College opened in grand style, using a four-hit shutout from freshman Gentry Fortuno to pull off a 1-0 win over in-state foe No. 5-ranked Catawba … more
With their roster still in flux as the calendar inches closer to the delayed opening of the 24th Coastal Plain League season, the Wilson Tobs have signed two more catchers. The addition of Oliver … more
ECU eliminates 4 sports in cost-cutting move From staff reports GREENVILLE — With lingering financial issues only amplified by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, East Carolina’s … more
Too many sports, too few people carrying the bulk of the financial load and too much debt. That three-headed demon of red ink is the quandary that the East Carolina athletic department finds … more
Three mainstays of the Davidson College pitching staff will be making their way to Wilson for the 2020 Coastal Plain League season. The Wilson Tobs announced Thursday the signings of pitchers … more
The COVID-19 pandemic claimed another victim Wednesday as the Coastal Plain League and the Florence RedWolves announced via the league’s social media accounts that the RedWolves would not play … more
Like many college freshmen, Courtney Taybron wasn’t entirely sure where her professional life would lead. The Wilson Christian product and four-year performer for the East Carolina … more
With the Coastal Plain League season delayed for more than a month, the Wilson Tobs continue to stockpile players with the recent signings of three with diverse skills. Tyler Jones of NCAA … more
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