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Monday, February 27, 2017

UMO: Digest

Men's volleyball HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Bret Rutledge posted 17 kills as University of Mount Olive slipped past Lincoln Memorial University 25-22, 24-26, 23-25, 25-20, 15-11 in a non-conference men's volleyball match Sunday afternoon. Rutledge secured the outcome with a kill...

Saturday, February 25, 2017

WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Poor offensive outing dooms Trojans

bcoley@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive may as well have played in a desert Saturday afternoon because its scoring drought seemed endless. The Trojans did little to challenge Lenoir-Rhyne's goalkeeper. The empty offensive possessions piled up, and...

Middle School Digest: Final basketball standings

Final standings from the Wayne County Middle Schools Athletic Conference boys' and girls' basketball season: BOYS Division I Team Conf. All E. Wayne 7-1 11-2 Norwayne 6-2 10-3 Dillard 5-3 9-4 Spring Creek 2-6 2-11 Brogden 0-8 0-13 Division II...

UMO Digest

Baseball MOUNT OLIVE -- University of Mount Olive opened its Conference Carolinas campaign with a weekend sweep Emmanuel (Ga.) College at Scarborough Field on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans won 10-3, 3-0 and 16-2. Bruce Zimmerman (3-0) tossed a five-hitter and...

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Senior leaders carry Trojans to win over rival Barton

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Sometimes you have to go the hard route to defeat an arch rival. That's when you find your seniors -- who are playing their final regular-season home game. And each responded in clutch fashion. Kiara Jones...

MENS' BASKETBALL: Key free throws lift Trojans

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- The halfcourt offense may have not been executed with precision in the final 4-plus minutes Friday evening. Free throws? That's another story. University of Mount Olive shot an efficient 8 of 8 from the charity stripe...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Spring Creek falls to Southeast Halifax in third round

jhayes@newsargus.com HALIFAX -- Life on the playoff road is often ripe with difficulty. Spring Creek experienced as much on Saturday evening, dropping a 71-54 decision to Southeast Halifax in third-round play of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A boys'...

SIGNING -- Spring Creek's Kaden Geelen signs with USC Beaufort

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Tough love from former teammate Matt Rogers influenced then-freshman Kaden Geelen in the bullpen. He respected his leadership. His work ethic left a lasting impression. "He was so good, that wanted me to be good," Geelen...

MEN'S LACROSSE: Trojans come back to defeat Panthers

bcoley@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive had its backs thrusted against the wall Saturday afternoon. Florida Tech -- which packed the Sunshine State's heat and humidity -- blasted flamethrower after flamethrower at the Trojans' defense. The Panther...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Spring Creek @ Southeast Halifax

Spring Creek 8 17 18 11 -- 54 SE Halifax 23 16 18 14 -- 71 SPRING CREEK (22-7) Dominique Morse 1 2 1-4 9, Najee Young 6 1 0-0 15, Allen Hickman 0 0 0-2 0, Jamerion Dawson 6...

Friday, February 24, 2017

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Jones gets 100th career win, SC escapes Perquimans

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The platoon gospel of Taylor Jones plays on. Spring Creek, long on the versatile, Swiss-blade lineup creations of its head coach, leaned on something else -- its collective conviction -- to survive talent-laden Perquimans, 81-79, in second-round...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Mariners knock off Bulldogs

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- PRINCETON -- Down by 13 with 11/2 minutes remaining in the third quarter, Princeton's heartbeat barely registered on the monitor. The blip appeared. Then disappeared. Finally, the Bulldogs found some fight and resuscitated themselves in the fourth...

SIGNING: CBA's Gough headed to Wingate

PIKEVILLE -- Caleb Gough donned the No. 5 jersey in his time as C.B. Aycock's premiere running back, most likely because that's how many defenders were needed to take him down. Maybe it's because that's how many stiff-arms he distributed...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Perquimans @ S. Creek

Perquimans    21    21    18    19    --79 Spring Creek    21    21    23    16    --81 PERQUIMANS (19-8) Bailey Symons 5 2 2-2 18, Malik Leach 6 0 4-6 16, Keenan Downing 5 0 5-7 15, Dwuan Williams, Jr. 2 0 1-2 5,...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Terry Sanford @ E. Wayne

Terry Sanford        11    17    13    23    --    64 Eastern Wayne        15    10    10    18    --    53 TERRY SANFORD (16-11) Malik Johnson 7 1 3-6 20, Telligence Johnson 7 1 2-4 19, Donte Bowlding 1 0 5-6 7, Gabe...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- E. Carteret @ Princeton

East Carteret    10    8    15    6    --    39 Princeton    12    4    4    9    --    29 EAST CARTERET (18-5) Nychyel Godette 2 2 3-15 13, Susanne Taylor 0 0 0-0 0, Kayla Stewart 3 0 0-0 6, Monica Dixon 1 0...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Terry Sanford eliminates Eastern Wayne

bcoley@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne had Terry Sanford right where it wanted it Thursday night. The Warriors had the early first-quarter lead. Shots were falling, and driving lanes were open. However, the Bulldogs weren't the 2016 state 3-A runners-up by just lying...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

UMO: Digest

Men's volleyball * MOUNT OLIVE -- University of Mount Olive fell from the unbeaten ranks on the Conference Carolinas men's volleyball scene after a 20-25, 14-25, 25-14, 13-25 loss to arch rival Barton on Wednesday evening. The Trojans (9-5 overall)...

COLLEGE LACROSSE: Kingston notches 5 goals, UMO rolls over Coker

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Coker's deliberate pace worked early. The Cobras moved the ball around, tried to find open seams in the University of Mount Olive defense and crank out shots on goal. That all changed 111/2 minutes later. Brett...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Rosewood's Daniels flirts with double-double

HERTFORD -- Hannah Daniels just missed a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds, and Rosewood upended Perquimans 44-42 in opening-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A playoffs Tuesday evening. Daniels also picked the Pirates for five...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Terry Sanford rolls past CBA

FAYETTEVILLE -- Cassandra Lassiter knocked down 11 points during Charles B. Aycock's season-ending loss to Terry Sanford in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A playoffs Tuesday evening. Tanika Powell added five points, dished out a team-leading eight assists and...

SWIMMING: Chargers' Pittman reaches medal podium

GREENSBORO -- Zander Pittman reached the medal podium during the boys' 100-yard breaststroke in the second-ending N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A state championship meet. Pittman, a junior at Wayne Country Day, touched the wall third in 1 minute,...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: RM Prep eliminates Princeton from 1A playoffs

ROCKY MOUNT -- Top-seeded Rocky Mount Prep erupted for 53 second-half points and eliminated Princeton 83-65 from the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A playoffs Tuesday. Garrett Klein paced the Bulldogs' offense with 22 points. Austin Sullivan contributed 18 points....

UMO: Digest

Women's basketball MOUNT OLIVE -- Ni'Ya Styles reached 1,000 points for her career, but the University of Mount Olive endured a 69-57 loss to Conference Carolinas foe King (Tenn.) University on Tuesday evening. Styles reached the milestone on her fourth...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Spring Creek sends Ocracoke back to the coast

SEVEN SPRINGS -- No drama. Spring Creek High defined such sentiment on Tuesday evening, using two deafening runs to physically punish Ocracoke, 85-54, in opening-round play of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A boys' basketball playoffs at "The Swamp."...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Northside's pressure 'D' suffocates Goldsboro

rcoggins@newsargus.com JACKSONVILLE -- So much for those sleepless nights. Tony Marshburn can rest a little bit easier now. Zach Hobbs dumped in a game-high 17 points as unbeaten Northside dominated Goldsboro, 82-46, in opening-round action of the N.C. High School...

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Round 1

Here are scores from opening-round play in the 2017 N.C. High School Athletic Association boys' and girls' basketball playoffs from Tuesday:GIRLSRosewood 44, Perquimans 42Princeton 56, Chocowinity Southside 48Fayetteville Terry Sanford 51, C.B. Aycock 27Eastern Guilford 51, Eastern Wayne 42Lejeune 40,...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- E. Guilford @ E. Wayne

Eastern Guilford 13 6 16 16 -- 51 Eastern Wayne 11 8 13 10 -- 42 EASTERN GUILFORD (14-12) Destinee Davis 2 0 0-0 4, Jenna Dudley 1 1 0-0 5, Destiny McLean 0 1 1-2 4, Ashley Godley 4...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Eastern Guilford ousts Eastern Wayne

bcoley@newsargus.com There seemed to be an imaginary rope between Eastern Guilford and Eastern Wayne on Tuesday night, because both teams were fully engaged in a tug-of-war battle. Both teams yanked as hard as they could, and each took turns carrying...

DIGEST -- Wednesday

Girls' basketball Rosewood 44, Perquimans 42 * HERTFORD -- Hannah Daniels just missed a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds, and Rosewood upended Perquimans 44-42 in opening-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A playoffs Tuesday evening....

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Goldsboro Heat falls in region play

The Goldsboro Heat boys' basketball team concluded its season with an 80-47 loss to top-seeded Durham Flight in semifinal-round action of the N.C. Homeschool Educators Athletic Conference (NCHEAC) East regional. Junior Gavin Portela led the Heat with 20 points,...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Manning's move pays off

bcoley@newsargus.comEastern Wayne coach Bill Manning saw the mismatch. He knew that his guards --Wesley Case, Yeonte Royal and Eric Agee -- could get to the basket against the Western Alamance defenders, and he knew that each could knock down shots...

BOY' BASKETBALL: BOX -- W. Alamance @ E. Wayne

Western Alamance 12 16 19 11 -- 58 Eastern Wayne 20 14 15 25 -- 74 WESTERN ALAMANCE (11-12) Tre Holmes 1 0 0-0 2, Jadyn Neal 3 2 2-2 14, Trevon Williams 1 0 0-0 2, Tre Harvey 1...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Ocracoke @ SCreek

Ocracoke 7 20 15 12 --54 Spring Creek 24 17 23 21 --85 OCRACOKE (10-17) Carson O'Neal 1 1 0-0 5, Colby Austin 1 0 0-0 2, Darvin Contreras 0 0 0-2 0, Jordi Perez 0 0 0-2 0, Kalai...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Goldsboro @ Northside

Goldsboro 14 14 10 8 -- 46 Northside 26 23 24 9 -- 82 GOLDSBORO (12-13) DJ Gaddis 1 0 0-4 2, Isaiah Cogdell 1 0 0-0 2, Jaryan Hargis 2 1 4-5 11, Tyohn McKinzie 1 0 2-2 4,...