Take on Pirate Sports
From the Anchor Desk
Wednesday, May 1, 2002
By Brian Bailey
Sports Anchor of WNCT-TV 9
Henry strives for notice among
checks in after mini-camp
I talked with running back Leonard Henry after his
trip south for mini-camp with the Miami Dolphins. Leonard was struck by one
thing in particular at camp. Henry shaves his head, and that’s not the norm
with the Dolphins.
“The guys wore a lot of dread-locks,” Henry said.
“It’s either braids or dreadlocks, so I don’t really fit in very well as far
as that goes,” Henry remarked — trying not to crack a smile.
The Clinton prodigy hopes to fit in well enough to at
least back up the dread locks of Ricky Williams this season. Henry has a
great chance to make the team on special teams.
“I enjoyed the time that I was down there,” Henry
said. “I’m going to continue to work hard, and try to go down there in
August and win a spot on the team.”
If his personal athletic trend holds — which is to
get stronger, faster and better year after year — Henry is bound to carve
out a spot in the sun in Miami or some other NFL city.
for the weary
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The best part about the sport of baseball is that usually your next game is
just around the corner. Sometimes, it is the very next day, which is the
case tonight for East Carolina.
The Pirates lost at North Carolina on Tuesday night 10-1 in a tough mid-week
game against a very good opponent. The Pirates spent this past weekend
sweeping Memphis, and had to spend an extra night on the road in Atlanta
after a flight mix-up.
It’s not an excuse, but it is a fact. This Pirate team played like they were
tired against Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Things don’t get a whole lot easier tonight. Former CAA rival UNC Wilmington
comes to town. This is a very good Seahawk team under Mark Scalf. It’s a
team that hopes to make its own noise this year in the NCAA tournament.
“They are tough, and they are having a great season,” said Pirate assistant
coach Kevin McMullan. “We will certainly have our work cut out for us
against Wilmington. I think the crowd will really get into the game, and it
will be another outstanding, midweek challenge.”
Congratulations to R-V
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J.H. Rose Coach Ronald Vincent won the 600th game in his career on Tuesday
night, as the Rampants beat DH Conley 9-5.
Vincent has sent numerous players to East Carolina, especially in the last
couple of years. Many joke that the Pirates should include at least a little
bit of green in their uniforms, because the Pirates have so many Rampants on
Ronald Vincent has been a friend for a long time, and it was truly a thrill
to watch such a class act win his 600th game.
“It’s a big thrill,” said Coach Vincent. “The win over Conley was a great
game. Win number 600 certainly wasn’t the easiest of all the wins, was it?”
will now set sights on the all-time record for wins in North Carolina,
currently held by Charles “Babe” Howell at 618.
If all goes well, Vincent should set the mark sometime next season.
And don’t worry; the Pirate pipeline should continue for some time, as the
Rampants line-up features several outstanding prospects.
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