COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Kirkpatrick enjoying new role as offensive coordinator at ECU

Greenville (N.C.) paper writes story about ex-South Caldwell High star’s next — but familiar — role for the Pirates   HobbsDailyReport.com GREENVILLE, N.C. – Nice read by The Greenville (N.C.) Reflector about the relationship between East Carolina offensive coordinator Donnie Kirkpatrick and Pirates’ quarterback Holton Ahlers. Kirkpatrick is back at ECU for a second stint as a coach there. He’s …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Catch up on Donnie Kirkpatrick’s return to East Carolina

HobbsDailyReport.com GREENVILLE, N.C. – Catch up on the return of Donnie Kirkpatrick, a former sports star at South Caldwell High and Lenoir-Rhyne University, to East Carolina’s football coaching staff. He’s the son of Don (Red) Kirkpatrick — the first head football coach at South Caldwell when Granite Falls and Hudson were merged in the late 1970s – and his younger …

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Former East Lincoln ace makes Freshman All-America team

HobbsDailyReport.com TUSCON, Ariz. – Former East Lincoln High pitching ace Alec Burleson, now playing at East Carolina, was named to the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America Team on Wednesday. Burleson, a left-hander, was the unanimous American Athletic Conference Freshman Pitcher of the Year selection, after appearing in 19 games (5-2, 3.33 ERA, 49 strikeouts, 16 walks in 54 innings). When not …