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Garrett Short


Greenville, NC, United States

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Past articles by Garrett:

ECU CB latest to say he will transfer

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The East Carolina football team will have a lot of new faces on defense next year. Another player announced on Friday they would be leaving the team. A look at ECU football next year as big changes are made in offseason WNCT Sports Talk: ECU bowl win Cornerback Juan Powell announced […] → Read More

Three ECU football players choosing to leave school

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Three East Carolina University football players have announced they will be leaving the program. Starting offensive lineman Noah Henderson said he will opt out of his final year and will declare for the NFL draft. Cornerback Damel Hickman has announced he’s entering the transfer portal. That hurts the secondary. Northside Jacksonville […] → Read More

ECU players, fans still soaking in record-setting Birmingham Bowl win

Former D.H. Conley standout Holton Ahlers closed out his East Carolina University football career with a Birmingham Bowl-record five touchdown passes as the Pirates rolled to a 53-29 win over Coastal Carolina. → Read More

ECU Pirates arrive, begin prep for Birmingham Bowl

The Pirates arrived around 3 p.m. with a police escort to the hotel. The team took a charter flight out of Kinston Friday afternoon and are now setting up what will be home base for the next few days. → Read More

J.H. Rose’s Jones signs to play baseball at Virginia Tech

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — J.H. Rose senior Mitch Jones signed his national letter of intent on Thursday to play baseball at Virginia Tech. The Hokies are a rising program that won 45 games last season on their way to hosting a Super Regional. Jones was a part of J.H. Rose’s state title team in 2021. […] → Read More

Touchdown Friday: New Bern, East Duplin clinch titles

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — One was an epic game and the other was not. In the end, both led to significant moments for the teams that won. East Duplin won the annual battle of Duplin County, edging Wallace-Rose Hill 13-12 on Friday. The win gives the Panthers (8-1) the East Central 2-A regular season title. […] → Read More

ECU entertains Memphis for homecoming

GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina celebrates Homecoming this weekend when Memphis comes calling for an American Athletic Conference affair at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and the contest will air on ESPNU with Brian Custer (play-by-play), Dustin Fox (analyst) and Lauren Sisler (sideline) on the call. The Pirates are under the direction […] → Read More

New Bern stays on top of Touchdown Friday Top 9

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Week 7 of the high school football season has some changes to it, but one thing still remains. While games were moved to Wednesday and Thursday ahead of Hurricane Ian impacting North Carolina, New Bern remains atop the latest Touchdown Friday Top 9 poll. This week’s poll is as follows: Touchdown […] → Read More

Touchdown Friday Week 7: Rose, Riverside, FC pick up wins

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Week 7 is mostly in the books except for some games that were pushed to Monday due to anticipated bad weather from Ian. Whew. It seems to happen every football season. 2022 is no different. Games that were scheduled for Friday were moved to Wednesday and Thursday this week. All of […] → Read More

Despite win, Wood Ducks eliminated from postseason

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — There’s some good news and bad news for the Down East Wood Ducks. The Woodies picked up a 3-1 victory over the Fayetteville Woodpeckers on Sunday at Grainger Stadium in the final home game of the season. However, Fredericksburg’s victory on Sunday eliminated the Wood Ducks from postseason contention. The Wood […] → Read More

Greenville Tar Heel All-Stars win state championship

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Little League season reached its peak Thursday for 8-10-year-olds.Greenville’s Tar Heel team claimed the 10U state championship with a 4-3 win over Myers Park Trinity. Back-to-back bases-loaded walks helped Tar Heel take an early 3-0 lead. Weston Pack’s sacrifice fly, combined with a handful of Tar Heel errors, helped Myers […] → Read More

EXCEL baseball program in Washington in search of new leader

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — The EXCEL baseball program in Washington is in need of a new leader. EXCEL stands for Exceptional Children Enjoying Life. The organization allows children with special needs to play the great game of baseball. It’s much like the same program that’s in Greenville. The organization wants to continue the good things […] → Read More

Three-run fourth lifts Kannapolis past Down East

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — The Kannapolis Cannon Ballers scored three runs in the fourth inning and held on for a 4-2 win over the Down East Wood Ducks on Wednesday. The Wood Ducks (36-35) and Cannon Ballers (30-41) were taking part in a special Wednesday morning game as part of Camp Day. Down East led […] → Read More

Truist captures Greenville Little League City Championship

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Truist completed its comeback in the best-of-3 Greenville Little League City Championship in a big way Saturday. Truist, the Tar Heel champions, scored 12 runs in the first inning and won 12-1 over North State champion Ross Orthodontics on Saturday. It was the first City Championship for Truist (26-2) since 2015. […] → Read More

Texas takes dramatic Game 2 win to tie Super Regional series

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The East Carolina baseball team has overcome one obstacle after another in 2022 to reach the Super Regionals. Now, they’ll need to do it one more time in order to keep their incredible season going. A back-and-forth game that saw both teams take dramatic leads, only to be erased by each […] → Read More

Cole’s OT goal lift Hurricanes past Rangers for Game 1 win

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho extended the game. Ian Cole ended it. And that allowed the Carolina Hurricanes to escape their first home loss of the playoffs despite being completely outplayed most of the night. Cole beat Igor Shesterkin at 3:12 of overtime to help the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Wednesday […] → Read More

NCHSAA baseball playoffs second round recap

NCHSAA scores, pairings: Class 1-A | Class 2-A | Class 3-A | Class 4-A Scroll down to see highlights from several of Thursday’s NCHSAA baseball second round games featuring eastern North Carolina teams. → Read More

NCHSAA softball playoffs first round recap

Here’s a look at how local teams fared Tuesday in the first round of the NCHSAA softball playoffs. Scroll down to see highlight videos from each game. → Read More

Farmville Central, Kinston advance to 2-A Final Four

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — There are some familiar faces in the state Final Four of the high school basketball playoffs. Farmville Central and Kinston will meet in the boys Class 2-A East final with a spot in the state finals on the line. Both teams won their respective games on Tuesday. Farmville Central’s girls also […] → Read More

Greene Central falls in 2-A state soccer final on penalty kicks against Shelby

CARY, N.C. (WNCT) — Greene Central High School’s magical boys soccer season ended just short of the ultimate goal on Saturday. The Rams fell to Shelby after the two teams played to a scoreless tie through regulation, two overtimes and two sudden-death overtimes. Shelby then won it on penalty kicks, 5-3. Greene Central’s best season […] → Read More