More than 50 compete in ‘ultimate’ Rescue Mission fundraiser

 

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

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HAMLET — Justus Ellerbe hauled in the game-winner as JustDISC League completed a comeback win over Meese Amigos in the inaugural Battle for Missions ultimate frisbee tournament on Saturday at Hamlet Middle School.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Justus Ellerbe leaps into the air for a score, helping JustDisc League climb back into the match against Meese Amigos.

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Justus Ellerbe leaps into the air for a score, helping JustDisc League climb back into the match against Meese Amigos.

The Rockingham-based JustDisc League — comprised of Ellerbe, Ryan Humphrey, Stormy Flinchum, Wells Griffin, Trey Knotts and John Pittman — finished atop the eight-team tournament with a 10-8 victory over the brown T-shirt-clad Meese Amigos, of Fayetteville. The Amigos were up 8-7 but JustDISC League scored the match’s final three points to seal the tournament win.

Each of the eight teams paid a $140 entry fee. Tournament T-shirts were sold, too, and all proceeds will be donated to the Place of Grace Rescue Mission in East Rockingham.

Pastor Gary Richardson opened the tournament with a prayer, and afterwards more than 55 players used the next five and one-half hours to determine the best team. Event coordinator C.J. Smith, youth pastor at Mount Olive Baptist Church and a member of the Place of Grace board of directors, said things seemed to go smoothly with the first-year event. He expressed appreciation for the cooperation from officials at Hamlet Middle School for use of the fields and bathrooms.

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Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com A second-half defensive effort helped JustDisc League keep pace with Meese Amigos.

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A second-half defensive effort helped JustDisc League keep pace with Meese Amigos.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Trey Knotts takes a pass from a teammate against a stingy defense.

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Trey Knotts takes a pass from a teammate against a stingy defense.

 

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