Friday, April 16th, 2021


Portsmouth Sports

The Portsmouth Sports Club held their monthly meeting at Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club. The club honored Coaches Lisa Carnes and Leon Goolsby of I.C. Norcom High School for leading their teams to State Championships in Boys Track and Basketball. Also honored were Western Branch high school coaches Claude Toukene for Girls State Track Championships and Roland Wright for Boys State Championship in baseball. Guest Speaker Roger Brown gave a great presentation on his 10 years in the NFL. Part of the Fearsome Foursome for the Los Angeles Rams, Roger compiled an impressive record as a defensive lineman, making All-Pro 10 times. Mr. Brown's advice to young athletes: Put as much or more effort in your studies as you put into your sport and you will be fine.

From left: Rob Wilber, I.C. Norcum High School principal Dr. Rosalynn L. Sanderlin, Activities Director Oronde Andrews and Richard Trumble

From left: Oronde Andrews, Richard Trumble and I.C. Norcum High School Track coach Lisa Carnes

Western Branch High School Head Baseball Coach Roland Wright and Richard Trumble

Western Branch High School Head Track Coach Claude Toukene

Guest Speaker Roger Brown

Steve Philbrick of Philbrick Inc. and Dalia Valentine

Kneeling, from left: Shopper Public Relations Executive Glenn Fritz, Eddie Mitchell and Portsmouth YMCA's Executive Director Richard Wentz. Standing, from left: Richard Trumble, Wylie Kidd, Johnny Harrell, Ned McCabe, Larry Frederick and Bill Knowles