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Area Roundup: Mustangs release 2013 schedule
Carlisle boys basketball team wins

Friday, January 11, 2013


The Martinsville Mustangs released its 2013 schedule on Thursday. The summer slate is highlighted by three fireworks shows for the first time in franchise history.

Besides the regulary placed fireworks display during the Fourth of July holiday, scheduled for July 5, vs. Morehead City, the Mustangs will have two other shows, one in May and the other in August. The first one will be held in conjuction with opening week on May 31, vs. the Petersburg Generals and the final one on Aug. 2, vs. Gastonia.

“Our fireworks shows are one our consistent sell outs at Gastonia, and talking to the people in Martinsville their fireworks show was usually their biggest draw, so to add a few more this year was almost a no brainer,” said Jesse Cole, first-year owner and President of Team Cole & Associates. “We’re constantly going to be doing something new this season, so that if fans aren’t at the game they may miss something.

The schedule also includes five of the popular Thirsty Thursday games as well as thirteen weekend games.

Cole said that the response to season tickets this season has been amazing.

While many of the best seats at Hooker Field for the 2013 season have been taken, Cole said that there are plenty of great reserved seats still available. For more information on tickets, fans can visit the new Mustangs website at

Martinsville’s home opener is May 29 against the Florence RedWolves. The Mustangs will host two special exhibition games on June 29 and Monday, July 22, against the Kernersville Bulldogs of the Carolina/Virginia League.



Carlisle 66

Fishburne Military 49

Thon Maker scored 28 points, Eric Johnston added 17 points and the Carlisle Chiefs beat Fishburne Military School 66-49 on Thursday in Waynesboro.

To go along with Maker’s 28 points, the 7-foot freshman had 19 rebounds and six blocked shots. Johnson also recorded eight rebounds and five assists.

Malcolm N’diaye scored 12 points for Carlisle (6-0).

The Chiefs travel to Chatham to play Hargrave Military Academy on Jan. 15.




Fieldale Collinsville Middle School’s boys basketball team defeated Laurel Park Middle School 35-27 on Thursday.

Tra Wimbush headed a balanced attack from FCMS with nine points and Jalen Wimbush added eight to help FCMS improve to 3-3 this season.


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