Clayton made a big move toward holding onto the JUSA Cup – the Johnston County boys soccer championship – for another year last month with its 5-0 victory over West Johnston. The Comets and Wildcats were set to play in the championship match of the event the first week of the season but thunderstorms that week meant the tournament couldn’t be completed.
Scheduling problems and the implications in potential playoff races made it tough to put together a makeup match, so the two squads decided that if either swept their two conference matches they would win the Cup.
The second meeting comes Oct. 21 at Clayton. If West wins that match, the two teams will go to penalty kicks after that match to determine who wins the Cup.
The Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Awards are given per region and go to a person with at least 10 years experience in education and athletics who is still active in the field and has regularly gone “above and beyond” the call of duty at both the local and the state level.
Meekins led the Bulldogs to state baseball championships in 1992 and 1994 before taking the head baseball and athletic director positions at Manteo High School where he won another state baseball title in 1996.
The Express post is Moore’s second new baseball job in a couple of months. He was named an assistant coach at Randolph-Macon College in August.
Henry, a junior at Texas A&M, is one of the best distance swimmers in the world.
The competition will be shown on NBC television stations on Dec. 22.