Category Archives: Sports

The more things change…

It’s now been seven years since the first issues of the Independent Register rolled off the presses at Carteret Publishing. This was after a grueling weekend of crisscrossing Craven County covering multiple community events and local high school football games … Continue reading

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King James’ royal distraction

By William R. Toler Working in the mainstream media, I’m often disillusioned at what is considered news. Last month, on the call-in radio show The Rage, I lamented that while the internet “kill-switch” bill had passed through a Senate committee … Continue reading

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Congress throws penalty flag

By William R. Toler As if they have nothing better to do, members of the U.S. Congress decided to enter the sports arena again on Friday. This time, instead of trying to figure out who used “performance enhancing” drugs, our … Continue reading

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Indie wrestler needs surgery

By William R. Toler A Virginia-based independent wrestler is now fighting for health care. Chris Escobar, who has wrestled up and down the coast in Virginia and North Carolina broke his leg Feb. 28 at a show. He has a … Continue reading

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Gestapo on the gridiron

By William R. Toler Freedom of the press doesn’t mean you get a free pass through a security check, to paraphrase an officer working security at a Jones Senior High School football game Sept. 12. As I parked the van and … Continue reading

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Police pummel Pirate fans

By William R. Toler A rush of the field by fans at East Carolina University Sept. 6 resulted in what many are calling excessive force by police officers providing security at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Following a triumphant victory against West Virginia, … Continue reading

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I.R. compatriot plays pirate…again

By William R. Toler Trent Woods resident and friend of the Register’s founders David Carta will reprise his role as Captain Jack at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium for the home football games of the East Carolina University Pirates. Carta, who began last season, said … Continue reading

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Olympic-sized thoughts

By Eric Voliva Mention the word Olympics around me and I usually shrug, sigh, grunt, or use some other primitive gesture to express my general disinterest in the whole idea of competing for gold in games that involve wearing spandex, … Continue reading

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Pummeling the pommel horse

A San Francisco sports columnist wasn’t talking about pro football, boxing or even backyard wrestling when she described “the most brutal sport I’ve ever covered.” Women’s gymnastics in the Olympics earned that sad and serious distinction, Buzz Bissinger writes in … Continue reading

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