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A grant cycle is open to small farmers who could use a boost. Kerr Vance Academy fourth-graders recently held their annual wax museum project. Each student chose a famous North Carolinian to research, then they gave their presentations for all other students, teachers and parents on March 24 at the school. Coach Al Bolton's Warriors feature only two senior starters, but LHS have registered victories in five of its first seven outings, including last Thursday's home decision over league opponent Northwest Halifax at Warrior Field. Louisburg used a complete-game pitching performance from Trevor Wilder to notch the triumph. Cam Murphy left records a force play at second base for the Louisburg Warriors during last Thursday's triumph over Northwest Halifax. Bunn reached the finals of the prestigious event in , but was defeated in the last inning while settling for a runner-up finish. The Wildcats took home the first-place trophy last spring by topping Triton in the finals -- and leaving Coach Chris Cullom's crew with a huge target on their backs entering this year's event. But Louisburg College has been struggling at the plate lately, and the result has been a prolonged losing streak in the league.
No matter the setting, no matter the sport, there are always those moments when an entire contest--sometimes even a season or a championship--comes down to the last play of a game. Quite often, in those final few moments, it is a single athlete's poise and talent or lack thereof that decides the day. Yet on this glorious summer afternoon in the south of England, there is no question in the minds of hundreds of onlookers about the outcome of the polo match soon to conclude on the immaculate grounds of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Despite the participation of some of the world's best known amateur and professional polo players, it is assumed by the spectators and most of the players, for that matter that Adolfo Cambiaso will ride out from among his teammates and, much like Michael Jordan on a fast break, slap the yard penalty shot straight through the goal posts to clinch the victory with no time left on the clock. It's something everyone has come to expect from the dazzling Argentine, who reached polo's topmost tier, a rating of 10 goals, a decade or so ahead of his peers at the unheard of age of Cambiaso, now a seasoned veteran at 24, has lived up to his reputation as polo's prodigy by winning all of the game's top tournaments. Yet after a brief huddle with his three teammates, Cambiaso and his mount remain motionless. So, too, does Prince Rashid of Jordan, himself a Sandhurst alumnus, who has spent most of the afternoon at full gallop as the team's offensive lightning bolt. Tim Gannon, cofounder of the Outback Steakhouse franchise and high-goal polo patron, has been in man-to-man coverage with Lolo Castagnola, the match's other goaler, all afternoon, and the two seem to be discussing the umpire's call with Castagnola's teammates: Dr.