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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Golden Falcons throttle Chargers

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock pitched a fourth-quarter shutout during its 56-23 dismantling of non-conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons (5-0 overall) forced 38 turnovers and held the winless Chargers (0-4) to just four field goals over...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Gators dealt road loss

DEEP RUN -- Destiney Sutton tallied 11 points in Spring Creek's 55-26, non-conference loss to South Lenoir on Tuesday evening. Ashley Marriner added eight points for the Gators....

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Eastern Wayne slips past GC

SNOW HILL -- Nyesha Best led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points during Eastern Wayne's 49-46, non-conference triumph over Greene Central on Monday evening. Treycie Ford scored 10 points. Myesha Best and Rayna Gibson registered seven and six points,...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Raleigh Charter turns back Princeton

Jazmaine McCain recorded 15 points as Princeton dropped a 42-34, non-conference decision to Raleigh Charter on Monday evening. Emily Ricks notched eight points. Takiria Cummings contributed six points. The Bulldogs are 2-2 overall this season....

WRESTLING: Aycock grapplers win 'ugly' at Greene Central

SNOW HILL -- Five Charles B. Aycock grapplers each posted an unbeaten record during a non-conference tri-meet with Greene Central and Beddingfield on Tuesday evening. Joshua Wallace, Chris Parks, Austin Doyle, Tyler Hughes and Canon Barrett each went 2-0 for...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Gators claim road win

DEEP RUN -- Jamerion Dawson and Cameron Jones each flirted with a double-double during Spring Creek's 55-40, non-conference triumph over South Lenoir inside Munn Gymnasium on Tuesday evening. Dawson pumped in 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Saints turn back Eagles

DUDLEY -- Polar opposites. Such were the forces on display last evening as Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference pillar Southern Wayne turned back Carolina 1-A member Rosewood, 58-44, in a spirited non-conference varsity girls hoops matchup at "the halo." In every...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Saints hold off spirited Eagles

DUDLEY -- Is it March yet? That was the question many onlookers were left to ponder last night as Southern Wayne withstood a lightning-quick second-half rally before ultimately turning back county neighbor Rosewood, 53-44, in varsity boys' basketball action. Southern...

GIRLS' BOX: Ayden-Grifton @ CBA

Ayden-Grifton 8 3 12 0 -- 23 C.B. Aycock 18 13 11 14 -- 56 AYDEN-GRIFTON (0-4) Kimani Williams 1 0 1-2 3, Maya Hardy 0 0 0-0 0, D'Asia Outlaw 0 0 0-0 0, Angela Davis 1 1...

GIRLS' BOX: Union at Princeton

Union 5 2 10 4 -- 21 Princeton 12 15 15 5 -- 47 UNION (1-2) Justice Johnson 1 0 2-8 4, Brianna Blackmore 1 0 0-0 2, LaTyra English 2 0 2-2 6, Shamyra Hope 0 1 2-2 5,...

GIRLS' BOX: Rosewood @ Southern Wayne

Rosewood 9 3 7 25 -- 44 Southern Wayne 20 8 17 13 -- 58 ROSEWOOD (2-5) Payton Lane 4 2 3-5 17, Braylee Butts 5 0 3-6 13, Hannah Daniels 1 0 0-0 2, Nekia Williams 4 0 1-2...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Boys' basketball: Ayden-Grifton 46, C.B. Aycock 41 -- AliJuan Moore emerged as the Golden Falcons' top scorer with 16 points. Alec Bryan and Jaylan Robinson supplied six points apiece. * Boys' basketball: Spring Creek 51, South Lenoir 33...

BOYS' BOX: Union @ Princeton

Union 3 17 13 13 -- 46 Princeton 13 15 11 15 -- 54 UNION (0-3) Derrick Smith 1 0 1-4 3,Nadir Goodwin 4 4 4-6 24, Cole Bass 1 0 0-0 2, Warren Gay 0 2 2-4 8, Trey...

BOYS' BOX: Rosewood @ Southern Wayne

Rosewood 3 10 18 13 -- 44 Southern Wayne 13 6 12 20 -- 51 ROSEWOOD (0-3) Chance Howard 3 0 5-8 11, Noah Grantham 2 1 0-2 7, Luke Mooring 0 2 0-2 2, Jonathan Peacock 0 2 0-2...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Princeton eases past Union

bcoley@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- In the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's matchup, Union began to make its final push against Princeton. Bulldogs' head coach Jeff Davis just wanted a layup. Not a 10-footer. Not a wide-open 3-pointer -- just an easy...

BASEBALL: Warriors' Wells verbally commits to High Point U

Eastern Wayne baseball standout Tanner Wells verbally committed to High Point University late Tuesday evening. The senior helped lead the Warriors to 13 wins and an appearance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A playoffs last spring....

BOY'S BOX: Ayden-Grifton @ CBA

Ayden-Grifton 13 11 17 12 -- 53 C.B. Aycock 15 12 6 17 -- 50 AYDEN-GRIFTON (3-1) Jaylin Moye 0 3 0-0 9, James Richardson 1 0 0-0 2, Diggy Whichard 3 0 0-0 6, Tyree Wiggins 3 1...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Golden Falcons fall to Chargers

PIKEVILLE -- Trailing by three with 13.7 seconds remaining, Charles B. Aycock wasted nearly 10 seconds before Mike Evans found teammate Eli Batts uncovered at the top of the key. Batts got a perfect look at the basket. As an...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Middle School Digest

Girls' basketball: Grantham 37, Spring Creek 31 -- Alissa Meadows led with 17 points and Morgan Kennedy added 13. Virginia Edmondson led Spring Creek with 25 points. Grantham (1-0) travels to Eastern Wayne Thursday. Boys' basketball: Grantham 43, Spring Creek...

JV Digest

Girls' basketball: WCDS 35, Community Christian 5 -- Janae Jones, Hayden Nielsen and Katie Strickland each had eight points. The Chargers (2-0, 1-0 CPIC) host Oakwood on Dec. 16. Boys' basketball: WCDS 66, Community Christian 28 -- Noah Atwood led...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Devil Pups roll past Rebels

CALYSPO -- Behind a huge 24-point second quarter, Lejeune took down North Duplin 51-14 Monday night. Lejeune outscored the Rebels 24-4 in the second quarter, and 16-4 in the third quarter. Destiny George led the Rebels with six points. North...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Chargers sprint past Cyclones

WILSON -- WCDS cruised to an easy 65-38 victory versus Community Christian on Monday night. Jala Hollman scored a team-high 27 points. Lexi Jeffreys posted 13 points and Lillian Freeman registered 11. Holloman also had eight steals and five assists...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Lejeune tops North Duplin

CALYPSO -- North Duplin dropped a close 68-64 nonconference battle against Lejeune Monday night. Luke Britt led the Rebels with 24 points. Ricky Cameron tallied 12 points. North Duplin (0-1) travels to Lejeune this Friday....

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bulldogs fall to Raleigh Charter

PRINCETON -- Princeton fell just short in a 45-41 nonconference loss to Raleigh Charter Monday night. Austin Sullivan led the Bulldogs with 17 points, while Garrett Kelin chipped in 11. Princeton (1-2) hosts Union today....

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Chargers dominate Cyclones

WILSON -- Bouncing back from a loss, WCDS trounced Community Christian 66-39 on Monday night. Jamal King led the Chargers with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Cole Atwood scored 17, and Jimmie Sanders posted 12 points and seven assists. John...

Monday, December 5, 2016

WRESTLING: Mario Harper leads EW at Green Hope Grapple

CARY -- Eastern Wayne senior Mario Harper pinned all three of his opponents in the first period and captured the 106-pound championship during the Green Hope Grapple. Harper spent a total of 2 minutes, 57 seconds on the mat. Jaleek...

WRESTLING: CBA's Doyle, Hughes win respective weight classes at GWW

ROCKY MOUNT -- Junior Austin Doyle and freshman Tyler Hughes each seized an individual championship during the Grant Wilder Wilson Invitational. Doyle emerged victorious in the 106-pound weight class with 6-4 overtime decision against Northern Nash's Jordan Whitaker. Hughes pinned...

WRESTLING: Eagles have 7 placers at Pierce-Davis

BETHEL -- Tim Decatur seized the 113-pound individual title and Rosewood had seven placers overall during the day-long Pierce-Davis Memorial wrestled at North Pitt HS. Decatur remained unbeaten in 17 outings this season. Reid Amodeo (126 pounds), Jordan Todd (132)...

GOLF: Walnut Creek LGA

Faye Franklin emerged as the low gross winner during play ending Nov. 29 on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Penny Ritt seized low net. Hiromi Sueki secured low putts....

BOY'S BASKETBALL: Goldsboro Heat dealt loss

Harman Kaler logged 14 points and seven rebounds during the Goldsboro Heat's 45-36 loss to South Wake at the W.A. Foster Recreation Center. Gavin Portela contributed 12 points, four rebounds and five assists. Goldsboro (4-4 overall) entertains Durham on Friday....

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Charlotte Christian defeats WCDS

CHARLOTTE -- Charlotte Christian opened the game with an 11-0 run and cruised past Wayne Country Day, 80-52, in non-conference action Saturday evening. Cole Atwood paced three Chargers in double figures with 13 points. Jimmie Sanders and Jamal King tallied...

PREPS DIGEST: JV news

JV * Boys' basketball: South Wake 44, Goldsboro Heat 21 -- Luke Parks led the Heat with nine points. Hayden Perry contributed six points and seven rebounds. Goldsboro (3-5 overall) plays host to Durham on Friday....

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Weekend Digest

Wrestling Rosewood goes 2-0 * Louis Tortual posted two pins as Rosewood swept a three-team, non-conference match contested Thursday night. The Eagles defeated North Pitt (58-19) and NCISAA power Ravenscroft (42-27). Christian Decatur, Timothy Decatur and Reid Amodeo each posted...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Girls' Basketball: Bess sisters shine for Southern Wayne

Southern Wayne's Samiya Bess is a nightmare matchup on the court. So is her sister, Iyahna Bess. It's hard enough to guard one of them. If both are in a shooting rhythm, good luck.  Just ask Goldsboro. The Bess sisters...

Boys' Basketball: Cougars race by Saints, 86-59

In the wild, cougars can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. True to its animal mascot, Goldsboro appeared to be sprinting twice as fast in Friday's game against Southern Wayne. The frenetic pace, combined with the Cougars'...

Boys' Basketball: Greene Central overpowers Eastern Wayne, 66-53

To borrow an old basketball phrase, you can't teach height.  Or replicate it, for that matter.  Eastern Wayne High, three days removed from a stirring victory over North Lenoir, fell victim to the expression Friday night, losing 66-53 to a...

Girls' Basketball: Ford's versatile effort carries Warriors

Defense. Stifling defense.  The Eastern Wayne varsity girls basketball team used the concept to create maximum chaos on Friday evening, forcing a staggering 29 turnovers in a 54-42, non-conference victory over neighboring 2-A foe Greene Central.  In a word, the...

Girls' Box Score: Southern Wayne at Goldsboro

Southern Wayne        10    21    20    12    --    63 Goldsboro            10    7    11    19    --    47 SOUTHERN WAYNE (2-4) Rickeal McMullen 1 0 1-1 3, Keyniya Brown 1 0 0-0 2, Kiara Wallace 1 0 0-2 2, Nadia...

Boys' Box Score: Southern Wayne at Goldsboro

Southern Wayne    14    14    15    16    --    59 Goldsboro         19    22    23    22    --    86 SOUTHERN WAYNE (0-6) Rakileen Butler 3 1 0-0 9, Bless Thomas 4 0 2-2 10, WilCliff Senatus 0 0 0-2 10, Quentin Carlton...

Girls' Box Score: Greene Central at Eastern Wayne

Greene Central    11    9    8    14    --    42 Eastern Wayne    16    14    12    12    --     54 GREENE CENTRAL (0-4) Aniyah Jones 2 0 7-12 11, Makhala Jones 2 0 2-4 4, Caroline Presley 1 0 0-0 2, Khalicia Lee...

Boys' Box Score: Greene Central at Eastern Wayne

Greene Central    14    15    13    24    --    66 Eastern Wayne    8    16    11    18    --     53 GREENE CENTRAL (3-0) Donquez Davis 4 1 4-7 15, Rhaheem Edwards 1 2 0-0 8, Torrence Clark 0 0 1-4 1, Don Pigford...

Friday, December 2, 2016

BOYS' BASKETBALL: WCDS tops Parrott Academy

KINSTON -- Wayne Country Day put an end to its losing streak with a 70-52 triumph over Parrott Academy on Thursday. Jamal King scored a game-high 28 points -- 14 coming in the first quarter. Marcus Metcalf added 12 points...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: WCS upends Cresset Christian

Marteye Sembley recorded a double-double, helping Wayne Christian to a dominant 93-36 victory over Cresset Christian on Thursday. Sembley led the Eagles with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Josiah Simmons added 13 points and Logan Jackson chipped in six...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Chargers roll past Parrott Academy

KINSTON -- Jala Holloman led the Chargers with 21 points. Lexi Jeffreys added seven points and TT Ramsey registered five points. The Chargers led 13-2 after the first quarter. "This was a great game for our girls," said WCDS coach...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Harbuck, Eagles zoom past Cresset Christian

Emma Harbuck's 18 points propelled Wayne Christian to a 65-24 victory over Cresset Christian on Thursday night. Abi Harrelson contributed 17 points and Adayah Ginn racked up 11 points. Also chipping in for the Eagles were Ashlee Harrelson who scored...

TRACK AND FIELD: Area teams compete at super meet

SALEMBURG -- The Rosewood boys' indoor track and field team finished second overall at the 1-A/2-A super meet held at Lakewood on Wednesday. The Spring Creek and Princeton boys finished seventh and eighth overall, respectively. On the girls' side, Rosewood,...

TRACK AND FIELD: Aycock competes in Kinston

KINSTON -- Deshawn Owens posted three first-place finishes (3200m relay team, 1000m and 1600m) and anchored the 1600m relay team to a 2nd place finish. The remainder of the first place 3200-meter relay team was Davis Carroll, Conlan Martin and...

JV Digest

Girls' basketball: WCDS 27, Parrott 12 -- Katie Strickland led the Chargers with 10 points. Boys' basketball: Parrott 55, WCDS 48 -- Jaden Cooper scored nine points and Andrew Gattis added nine points....

Middle School Digest

WCDS 37, Parrott 22 -- Tanner Willman led the team with 13 points. Trent Elliot added nine points. The Chargers (2-0) travel to Community Christian next Friday....

Thursday, December 1, 2016

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bulldogs win season-opener

Colby Sullivan led the Bulldogs with a game-high 25 points as Princeton upended neighboring foe Union, 63-58. Ryan Lewis registered a double-double for Princeton, filing  17 points and 12 rebounds on the evening. Jake Williams also added six points. Princeton...

WRESTLING: Golden Falcons finish 2-1 at tri-meet

The Golden Falcons wrestling outfit  recorded two wins at a tri-meet Wednesday, defeating North Lenoir 63-18 and Princeton, 60-24. CBA's lone setback came in the form of a 33-36 loss to Wilson Fike.   Aycock's senior contingent led in the...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: EW's defense stifles North Lenoir

Some nights, the shots just don't fall. That was the case for Eastern Wayne in the first quarter of Tuesday night's game versus North Lenoir. But there were no dipped heads or visual signs of frustration on any Warriors' face....