Well, I will start off my column this week with some unfortunate happenings. Northwood Co-Athletic Director Cameron Vernon contacted me over the weekend about getting my help to spread the word about …
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Well, I will start off my column this week with some unfortunate happenings. Northwood Co-Athletic Director Cameron Vernon contacted me over the weekend about getting my help to spread the word about some con artists, basically criminals, that have been trying, successfully in some cases, to use the Northwood athletic department to scam area business owners for money.
Anyone that knows Vernon and Co-Athletic Director Jason Amy knows how much they care for their kids at the school, whether they are athletes or not. They also take their relationship with the community and its supporters very seriously. So Vernon reaching out to me really shows how much he’s trying to ensure that no other businesses in the area get duped like several have.
So I encourage everyone to please check with Vernon or Amy before you donate to Northwood Athletics. But do continuing donating — that’s important.
Hopefully these criminals will be caught whether they are in Texas, Washington D.C., or wherever. Scamming money off businesses who think they are helping the locals kids in their athletic program is about as sorry as it gets, and one day karma will come back to get them, hopefully in the form of the law and some time in jail.
Switching gears, congrats to all the locals participants in the states in all sports, but I want to give a special shout out to Samantha Ennis. The Northwood senior has flirted with a state title in previous years at the NCHSAA 3A Track and Field State Championships, and I had the feeling this was finally her season to get it done. And she did, Ennis is now a 3A state champion in the shot put while also taking silver in the discus.
It’s always great to see our local athletics excel and it’s doubly great to see them take their game to the collegiate ranks, and Ennis will do so at Campbell University.
With the high school season winding down, American Legion baseball is on tap and Chatham County will have quite a number of players on the roster for Eastern Randolph Post 81. So for some good baseball go out and enjoy the local players competing. There’s just something special about American Legion baseball in the summer time.