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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
After saying goodbye to a trio of seniors that had played arguably as many minutes as any threesome in Barton College men’s basketball history, Bulldogs head coach Ron Lievense is going back to … more
With the Coastal Plain League condensing its season due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 schedule will contain a number of different quirks with an uneven 15 franchises. In the case … more
A pair of All-Americans proverbially walked off with the biggest awards Wednesday evening as Barton College staged a unique variation on its annual athletic awards ceremony. Because of the … more
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Coastal Plain League announced Wednesday that it would delay the opening of its 2020 season by roughly a month, instead opting to begin play on July … more
A great year individually for Barton College women’s basketball center Shanika Peterkin got better Monday as the 6-foot-0 junior was proclaimed the 2019-20 Herff Jones Conference Carolinas … more
His decision four years ago to follow his brother from their home in Greece to a small college in eastern North Carolina proved to be the right one for Angelos Mandilaris. The 6-foot-6 senior … more
Barton College junior Jordan Blake was one of six softball players in NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas to be hailed as a Comeback Athlete of the Year, according to a recent announcement from the … more
While the 2019-20 season may have ended in disappointment, Barton College women’s basketball head coach Wendee Saintsing has plenty of reasons for which she can look forward next … more
It wasn’t the ending that Bryson Boyette hoped for his spring season but, with no competitive golf to play right now, the Barton College junior was happy to see some individual awards come his … more
Since the Wilson Tobs began operations in 1997, the summer collegiate baseball team has played in front of hundreds of thousands of fans over the years at Fleming Stadium. Most are there to enjoy a … more
A pair of middle infielders, Trey Sweeney of Eastern Illinois University and Tommy Toal of La Salle University, are the newest additions to the Wilson Tobs roster for the 2020 summer collegiate … more
Hunter Lee has traversed the gamut in his three-plus years as a member of the East Carolina University club baseball team. A product of Fike High, Lee seized upon a recommendation from an opposing … more
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