Flying with the Eagles

I was at the big game on Tuesday and the Smith Golden Eagles under the direction of Reggie Peace put together a pleasing pre-Christmas cantata, driving home a 70-69 overtime win against the North Forsyth Vikings.  The Eagle girls were also winners and if the N&R records have been correct as of late, this was the first win of the season for the Golden Eagle girls.  The JV boys and girls were also victorious so as you can tell, the Eagles were flying high on Tuesday night.

The Eagles will have to settle back down to earth quickly because they travel to take on the powerhouse known as Dudley High School tonight(Wednesday).  The Dudley boys fell hard to Oak Hill on Tuesday 84-63, but Oak Hill is the #1 team in the entire land.  Dudley was led by Kenny Belton’s 22 points and we now know that Oak Hill is known as the Warriors.  I never knew the OH nickname until I saw it today in the short-form N&R.

Dudley-Smith tonight, along with Page at Northeast Guilford in the new John Primm Gym.  Northeast is 9-0 after their win over Southwest on Monday and Page is 2-5 after topping Smith 49-47 last Friday.  The unbeaten Page girls(8-0) will face 7-2 NEG at 6:00.  Boys slated to start at 7:30.

Elsewhere last night, Grimsley took two from East Forsyth, 77-62 in the boys game and the WhirlieGirls go to 11-0 after taking EF 59-34.  I hope Marlan Smith Sr. will check in and shed some light on those Grimsley games for us.  Northwest got a split, with High Point Central taking the boys matchup 69-40 and the NWG girls winning 68-60.  Hopefully Greg Johnson will send some comments our way about the HPC-NWG contests.

Those are the big games on our docket and again, thanks to the staff at Smith High School for having us over there last night and don’t forget Jim Modlin at NEG-Page tonight while Paul Lambeth will have updates for us on Dudley-Smith on AM 950 WPET radio  beginning at 7pm.  

Has anyone heard what ever happened to Mark Amazon formerly of 790 the Ball and if you get a chance go to our Amateur link and see some of the new comments on “Is the Ball Going Flat”?, a piece we did back during the summer and it still is bringing in some very interesting comments.  People are also asking, what ever happened to Big Bill Ownbey and TJ?(Matt Pencola is at the Buzzard 100.3)  We know Paul Lambeth did a nice piece on the NFL for us this week, Thanks Paul.  We have the Greensboro sports scene covered with greensborosports.com and AM 950, “The Guilford County Sports Connection”.