The Carolina Mudcats came within a loss of historic proportions before reeling off a four-game win streak over the weekend. Carolina broke up a 12-game losing streak – a streak that tied the franchise record for consecutive losses – on Friday night, then posted another win Saturday before sweeping a doubleheader on Sunday.
The Friday win was the first for Carolina since the team bus crashed.
Sean Godfrey was 5-for-7 with two RBIs in the doubleheader win over Wilmington (Del.) on Sunday.
The Mudcats (23-24 after Sunday’s wins) visit division-leading Myrtle Beach (31-16) for a four-game set beginning Thursday before a seven-game home stand begins on June 8.
Brown recognized: Knightdale senior Jamie Brown, who claimed the NCHSAA 4A long jump championship this spring, was recently named to the 2015 News & Observer high school boys track All-Metro team.
Heads Up football: All Wake County high school head varsity football coaches will attend a USA Heads Up Football clinic on June 10 at Cary High. Coaches who took the course last summer will receive a refresher course while new coaches will stay the entire day.
Wake County Schools requires its high school head varsity coaches to take the training, which includes instruction in proper tackling technique and other player safety issues.
Athletics group: Wake County Schools athletic directors and coaches are forming an association designed to promote interscholastic athletics and to help mentor coaches.
One of the goals will be encouraging career development to help coaches become nationally certified.
Realignment: High school athletics officials from Wake County, Durham County and Johnston County are expected to begin meetings this summer to discuss the next NCHSAA 4A alignment.
The NCHSAA is using a new model for the 2017-18 alignment that will reorganize area 4A conferences.