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Carteret County Sports Information in Morehead City NC and Local Area Communities

Various Carteret County sports information in Morehead City NC and local area communities. If you know of some type athletic or sports event taking place in the county then use the comment section at the bottom to let us know and we will add it to this article.

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Tribute To Vaughan Johnson (March 24, 1962 – December 12, 2019)

Vaughan Johnson is a native of Carteret County NC where he attended school and played football for West Carteret High School before attending NC State University where he continued his football career and became an All-American.

After leaving NC State, Vaughan signed with the New Orleans Saints where he was a two time All-Pro, four time Pro Bowler with the Saints, and inducted in to the team’s Hall of Fame.

In addition to playing with the Saints, his NFL career also took him to the Philadelphia Eagles and played with the Jacksonville Bulls in the USFL.

After retiring from football, Vaughan was the owner and operator of a successful concrete business in Morehead City and would often volunteer his time to help local youth and stayed involved in sports.

Vaughan Johnson passed away on December 19, 2019 of kidney disease and lung failure at the age of 57.

Morehead City Marlins Baseball (Coastal Plain League)

The Morehead City Marlins baseball team has been playing at Puck O’Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium since 2010 and is one of many teams that play in the Coastal Plain League (Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia). During the Spring and Summer collegiate baseball league season you can catch their home games at Rotary Park off Mayberry Loop Road or following the action via Facebook and Twitter when the team plays away games. Marlins baseball won the Petitt Cup Championship in 2018 and many of the players and coaches are very active in the community helping kids learn more about competitive sports and baseball.

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Seashore Soccer League

The Seashore Soccer League was founded in 1977 and since then has grown to be the largest and most active youth soccer clubs in Eastern NC and helps children ages 4-18 to learn discipline, sportsmanship, dedication, and teamwork in the area of competitive soccer. This sports league is always looking for dedicated parents and coaches to help with their mission and we encourage you to visit their Facebook page to learn more and get active with this awesome organization.

Local Area Attractions and Interest
Carteret County Parks and Recreation

Address: 1702 Live Oak St, Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: (252) 808-3301

Offers youth, adult, and senior recreational programs to the Carteret County NC community. Parks and Recreation also maintains a youth summer camp, Special Olympics, and senior games.

Other Programs: Ballroom dancing, adult and youth tennis, frisbee, lacrosse, karate (Martial Arts), basketball, yoga, fitness dance, quilting, archery, volleyball, kickball, soccer, baseball, and softball.

Carteret County Speedway

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If you are a racing fan and love excitement then the Carteret County Speedway is a perfect fit for you and your family. (More)

Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation

The Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation is an annual event that takes place each summer and is a remarkable event to teach area youth about the history and art of surfing. Their foundation is actively involved in humanitarian and scholarship help for area youth. (More Information)

If you are a local to the area, using the comment section below, give us information on other Carteret County sports related leagues and information in other communities across the area as it relates to places kids and families can learn more about running (marathon events), horseback riding, basketball leagues, martial arts, beach runs, surfing, gyms, and other competitive athletic activities.

High School Track And Field

December 2019 – Marla Hyman Lindsay was inducted in to the East Carteret Athletic Hall Of Fame. Marla, Class of 95, was a member of the school’s first championship team for girls track and field. Mrs. Lindsay was a part of the track and field team at the 1993 championship.

November 2019 – The West Carteret Patriots girls cross country team captured the 3A east regional crown. This is their 9th achievement in the past 10 years.

High School Football

September 2019: Croatan High School Football wins over Pamlico County 32-28

2019: West Carteret High wins the famed Mullet Bucket trophy

2018: East Carteret High wins the Mullet Bucket trophy

High School Tennis

Croatan girls tennis team won the 1A/2A Coastal 8 Conference championship with a undefeated 17-0 season.

High School Basketball

Chuck Lewis was inducted in to the East Carteret Athletic Hall of Fame. Lewis was a graduate of the 1962 class and saw three state basketball championships along with a record of 61 straight wins.

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13 thoughts on “Carteret County Sports Information in Morehead City NC and Local Area Communities

  • August 3, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Croatan High School girls basketball coach Andrew Gurley has been chosen to be the assistant coach in the 2020 N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.

  • June 9, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Congrats to West Carteret High School graduated seniors Jason Bates and Raine Greene in scholarships to play collegiate level soccer with William Peace College !

  • June 2, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Cameron Eure is headed to UNC-Asheville to be a part of the track and running program. Cameron is a West Carteret graduate and standout long-distance runner.

  • May 29, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Congrats to Croatan Coach David Perry on being accepted in to the N.C. Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Croatan senior Tink Niebel in signing with UNC-Wilmington swimming !

  • December 13, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Congrats to Jonathon Black on his football sports career at Wingate College and being named South Atlantic Conference (SAC) First Team and earned a NCAA Super Region 2 Second Team honor. Johnathon is a former West Carteret graduate and football player.

  • December 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Parks and Recreation has a family beach run series in the summer months. The cost in 2018 was $50 for all 7 series but it is open to all ages and you get a T-Shirt. Great fun to run with others on the beach.

  • December 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    West Carteret High School Patriots baseball recently got funding for a indoor batting facility for players to practice.

  • December 4, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Grandmaster Dong’s in Morehead City teaches Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, and karate to kids and families. They teach discipline, loyalty, honor, and respect which are central components needed in any competitive sports team.

  • December 4, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Don’t forget local High School sports. Croatan, West Carteret, and East Carteret have robust football teams and Friday nights in the county get pretty heated. And, the Mullet Bucket is like the Superbowl came to Beaufort and Morehead City.

    Each High School has has excellent basketball, tennis, wrestling, soccer, and baseball teams.

    Anyone interested in Carteret County sports teams and athletics should really give their local High School athletics their support!

  • December 3, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Most people don’t think of fishing as a sporting event but it is, so add the Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament to the list. It is an annual event open to families in downtown Morehead City.

  • December 3, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    The Historic Beaufort Road Race is an annual event in the summer months and offers a 10K run, 5K run, 1 mile walk, 10K wheelchair, 5K wheelchair, 5K baby jogger, 5K walk, and Virtual run competition. Open to all ages.


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