Mike Martin is host of Moore Sports and handles play-by-play.
Regionally recognized as voice of the Pinecrest High School Patriots, he has been the public address announcer for hundreds of prep contests including football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball and softball since 1993.
A graduate of East Carolina University and creative services/marketing communications professional for more than 20 years, Mike ventured into radio in 2007 with Moore Sports - a weekly hour-long sports show on a small AM radio station. When he was not behind the mic at home Pinecrest events, he was doing color commentary on Patriots radio games.
Be sure to listen to Moore Sports each week on MooreSportsRadio.com, and catch Moore Sports Moments each Saturday at 9 a.m. and Noon on Star 102.5FM.
2012 N.C. Soccer Coaches Association State Media Person of the Year
2012 N.C. Soccer Coaches Association 4A Region 4 Media Person of the Year
2011 N.C. Soccer Coaches Association 4A Region 4 Media Person of the Year
Member of the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers.
Regular on-air guests include:
Wes Smith (Pinecrest, Elon), football
Will provide color for Pinecrest football this fall. He is a former quarterback ('94-'96) of the Patriots, who led the Southeastern 4A conference in passing and scoring during the '95 and '96 seasons. As the signal caller for the '96 team, he led the team to the 4A state playoffs along with being named the
all-conference quarterback and kicker.
Wes continued his playing career at Elon University in Burlington, NC yet in a different sport. He was a three- year starter in left field for the Phoenix baseball team that knocked off #1 Clemson, #5 South Carolina, #10 Wake Forest and #20 East Carolina while falling one out shy of recording a three-game sweep at defending national champion Miami. His 2002 Phoenix squad received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and competed in the Clemson Regional.
In 2002 Wes graduated with a BS in physical education and a minor in business management. He and his wife Anna Franklin, former Patriot soccer player and '00 graduate, recently moved home to Pinehurst after living in Raleigh for six years.
Adam Carpenter (Pinecrest, Sandhills Comm. College)
Throughout his four years at Pinecrest, Adam Carpenter developed a passion for following Patriot sports. Fall, winter, and spring he would attend whatever sport was in season at the time.
In 2003, his senior year, Adam took part in what he describes as "the greatest class of Pinecrest "Superfans" to ever bleed green and gold," a class that changed the whole landscape at Patriot athletic events. The average student fan was totally revamped and taught how to "cheer" from the stands.
"We made going to games at Pinecrest 'cool' again," he said.
His passion for following Patriots sports continues to grow some 10 years after he first walked through the front door of Pinecrest. After games and boards of NC Preps and the NC-soccer forum. Known as "Pinecrest Patriot" to the online community, he is often looked to for of knowledge of Patrior talking PHS sports.
Adam is also the webmaster for the Pinecrest baseball site (www.pinecresthsbaseball.com) and he has a site dedicated to the Pinecrest boys' and girls' soccer programs (www.angelfire.com/nc3/entonces/pcsoccer/pcsoccer.html).
"My ultimate vision is to develop a site dedicated to Pinecrest Athletics as a whole, serving all the sports programs at PHS," he said.
Gary McGahey (Mt. Union), soccer