E4 Sports Management Group obtains Lenoir Legends

by Leslie Denis

LENOIR, NORTH CAROLINA -- The Lenoir Legends of the Old North State League (ONSL) has obtained a new owner; E4 Sports Management Group. 

E4 is made up of four individuals who are no strangers to the ONSL, the Emery family. Mark, Amy, Brendan and Leslie have all had success within the league from being a player, coach and general managers over the last 4 years. 

Commissioner of the ONSL Eric Sibrizzi expresses his approval of the new ownership by stating, “The Old North State League takes pride in how our teams intertwine with the community. The Emery family shares the same vision as the ONSL and they have proven it already with their experience in the league. We are thrilled to have them on board as the ownership group for the Lenoir Legends!"

For the last two years Mark Emery, with the help of wife Amy, has been a general manager with this past season being for the Legends. “Lenoir is all in on the Legends" Mark says. "Mayor Gibbons and the Chamber of Commerce works side by side with us. The foundation was laid last summer and we want to continue to build on that foundation to be a part of the Lenoir community."

One of the major focuses for E4 & the Legends will be about the community and different ways for involvement. “We look forward to building a connection between a local family entertainment activity and the community that enjoys it." Amy says.

"We are so excited and blessed to embark on a journey involving a long loved pasttime for our family. 

Brendan Emery first started in the ONSL as a player for the Lexington Flying Pigs in 2020 and in the following year made his coaching debut with the Legends. The last two years he found himself back with the Flying Pigs as a coach and co-general manager alongside his fiancé Leslie Denis. 

"I look forward to being at the helm of where I got my start in coaching" states Brendan. "It has been a great journey so far working for the Allreds and the ONSL. I’m excited to be back in Lenoir and bring high energy, competitive baseball this summer.”

“Baseball is something every single one of us is passionate about.” Leslie expresses. “We all have the experience and knowledge to take this opportunity and make it something great. I’m excited to see what the future looks like for the Legends.”

The Old North State League is a 16-team summer collegiate baseball league located across the state of North Carolina. It has grown to be one of the largest leagues in the country.

For media inquiries please contact the Commissioner of the Old North State League, Eric Sibrizzi, or new owner, E4 Sports Management Group.

Photo By: LMP Photography