Franklinton High freshman Brayton Haws was one of 60 race car drivers from across the country invited to run the Denny Hamlin Charity Race at South Boston Speedway in Virginia.
The 24th annual late-model race, benefiting the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University, will be Thursday before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Richmond International Raceway.
Three-time event winner Kyle Busch will also compete.
Allen struck out eight batters and walked four in the five-inning, 10-0 victory.
Sophomore infielder Dean Pulley led the Rams on offense with two hits and an RBI. Freshmen Bradley Krueger and James Bullock each batted in two runs.
Rolesville (1-10, 1-5 GNRC) consists of 13 freshmen and four sophomores. Southeast Raleigh hasn’t won a game this season.
Defending NCHSAA 4A champion Pinecrest placed first with a team score of 302, one point ahead of the Cannon School. Broughton finished with 304 points, tied with Asheville’s Christ School.
Leesville Road’s Doc Redman shot a 73 to place sixth individually while Broughton’s Harrison Rhoades tied for seventh at 74 and Stephen Saleeby tied for 10th at 75. The top individual scorer was Christ School’s Jonathan Rector at 69 on the par 72 course.
Leesville Road (329) placed ninth in team scores, followed by Millbrook (331). St. David’s was 12th with 340.
The class includes: former gymnastics coach Jennie Adams (five state titles, 1974-1987); LeBaron Caruthers (football and track standout; 1972 graduate); Sparky Cullen (North Carolina soccer player of the year, 1986); Diane Ross Dean (volleyball, basketball and softball, 1982); Coach Bill Harrington (boys’ basketball, 1968-1986); John Haskins (football and basketball, 1976) and Steve Rackley (basketball and baseball, 1973).
In addition, the 1988 and 1989 boys’ soccer teams will be inducted. The 1988 team finished 20-2-3 and won the Spartans’ ninth NCHSAA boys’ soccer title. The 1989 team was 23-1 and won the school’s 10th state soccer crown.
Peoples’ new job is cow boy.
Rolesville High opened this year and needs activity buses. Peoples is helping with a Cow Patty Bingo event on Saturday, May 10. The football field will be divided into one-yard square sections. Each section is $5.
A cow is turned loose on the field and whichever square receives the cow’s special attention wins its owner $500. The event begins at 11 a.m., and the cow will be turned onto the field at 2 p.m.
The East team will be coached by Millbrook’s Matt Edwards.
Michael Clemmons and Ryan Turner, both of N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A runner-up Sanderson, were named to the squad.
Other area players are Chris Zappia of Leesville Road, Salvador Hernandez of Millbrook and Chase Rhode of Cardinal Gibbons.
The girls’ team will be announced this spring.
The NCCA presents all-star games in boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball and baseball in conjunction with its annual convention in July. The NCCA event is the second-largest high school coaching clinic in the country.