Published: 08:56 PM, Wed Mar 14, 2012
Vaughan: Jack Britt leads Conference Cup standings
Jack Britt is the leader for the Wells Fargo Mid-South 4-A Conference Cup entering the spring sports season.
Britt's best finish during the winter sports season was a tie for second place in wrestling. The Buccaneers have 48.5 points.
Terry Sanford, which holds second place, also won no titles in the winter and has 43 points.
South View, sparked by conference titles in girls' basketball and wrestling, holds third with 41 points while Pine Forest is one point back with 40 points.
Other totals are Cape Fear 29.5, Seventy-First 28.5 and E.E. Smith 21.5.
Douglas Byrd has announced pairings for its annual J. Hoyt Warren-Wayne Edwards Invitational baseball tournament.
This year's tournament will be held April 7-10.
On Saturday, April 7, Midway plays Hoke County at 10 a.m., South View meets Harnett Central at 1 p.m., Cape Fear takes on East Bladen at 4 p.m. and E.E. Smith plays Douglas Byrd at 7 p.m.
Game times will be the same Monday and Tuesday, April 9 and 10, with the loser's bracket the first two games and the winner's bracket the last two games.
The title game will be Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11, will be used as a makeup day. Admission to each game is $6.
East ends slump
For the first time since 2006, the East won more state basketball titles than the West in the annual N.C. High School Athletic Association championship games.
Last weekend, the girls from the East swept all four games played at N.C. State's Reynolds Coliseum. At North Carolina's Dean Smith Center, the West won three of four titles.
The East's wins came in the 2-A and 4-A title games for boys and girls and the 3-A boys' title game.
Freedom Christian Academy, which had been competing unofficially against teams from the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association, has been voted full membership into the NCISAA and will begin competition for state titles in several sports next year.
Nominations are needed immediately for the All-Cape Fear region basketball team.
Coaches from region schools should submit nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations must include player's name and position, height, class, and any supporting statistics and honors won from the 2011-12 season.
The teams, boys and girls, will be announced in the next couple of weeks.
Scholastic sports editor Earl Vaughan Jr. can be reached at email@example.com or 486-3519.