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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Football outlook - week two

Greene Central (1-0) at C.B. Aycock (1-0) Last meeting: 2015, Greene Central won 57-0 Notable: The Golden Falcons and Rams have played each other every season since 1962. Aycock snapped a 6-game road skid last week at Rosewood. Aycock's emphasis...

Thursday digest

Volleyball Southern Wayne 3, Southern Nash 2 * DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne tallied the final five points of the decisive fifth set and handed Southern Nash a 17-25, 25-16, 22-25, 26-24, 15-11 defeat. "What a nail biter!" first-year SW head...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

BOYS' SOCCER: Chargers' defense logs 2nd straight shutout

BY BEN COLEY bcoley@newsargus.com Up 2-0 in the 55th minute Tuesday afternoon, three Kerr-Vance players surrounded Wayne Country Day's Hunter Bryson as dribbled along the left side of the field. Advantage Bryson. The junior kicked the ball past the defenders...

BOYS' SOCCER: Aburto returns, Eagles soar into win column

Welcome back. Daniel Aburto, formally reunited with his Rosewood futbol mates for the first time this season, played a central role in a variety of formation packages yesterday en route to a clinical, 4-1 non-conference triumph over neighboring county foe...

CROSS COUNTRY: Atwood leads Chargers in meet

Cole Atwood turned in the fastest time of 19 minutes, 2 seconds during Wayne Country Day's season-opening meet. Teammate Connor Bauer (22:04), Case Kermode (22:19), Suraj Patel (22:29) and Brandon Talton (23:11) rounded out the top five times for the...

BOYS' SOCCER: McIver's PK not enough to help Aycock

WENDELL -- David McIver knocked in a penalty kick as Charles B. Aycock dropped a 2-1, non-conference decision to Corinth-Holders on Tuesday afternoon. It was McIver's second PK of the season. The Golden Falcons (2-1-0 overall) travel to Fike on...

BOYS' SOCCER: Rebels, Blue Devils play to 3-3 draw

DEEP RUN -- South Lenoir notched the game-tying goal in the 76th minute and salvaged a 3-3, non-conference draw against North Duplin on Tuesday afternoon. The Rebels received goals from Dario Castenada and Wilber Velasquez in the opening half. Henry...

VOLLEYBALL: Cleveland sweeps Rosewood

WENDELL -- Cleveland completed its regular-season sweep of Rosewood with a 25-13, 25-21, 25-20 victory on Tuesday afternoon. Ada Rivera led a balanced Eagles' offense with four kills. Payton Lane, Kaitlyn Kincaid and Hailey Weeks delivered three kills apiece. Toree...

VOLLEYBALL: Faith Christian conquered in season-opening match

Liberty-Durham handed Faith Christian a season-opening 25-21, 25-16, 25-12 loss on the N.C. Christian Schools Athletic 2-A scene Tuesday afternoon. Chloe Mills paced the Conquerors' attack with two service aces, two kills, two blocks and two digs. Regan Baumgardner...

VOLLEYBALL: Wayne Christian's Sladick flirts with double-double

Hannah Sladick just missed a double-double with nine kills and nine digs during Wayne Christian's 25-22, 25-17, 25-11 victory over the Pitt Pacers on Tuesday afternoon. Hope Shook contributed eight kills and eight digs. Mercy Wright registered seven kills and...

VOLLEYBALL: CBA's Carter plays all-around solid floor game

PIKEVILLE -- Hannah Carter dished out 10 assists, served five aces and logged six digs on defense during Charles B. Aycock's 25-7, 25-14, 25-13 non-conference triumph over county rival Spring Creek on Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons swept the two-game...

GIRLS' TENNIS: Aycock, Fike battle

WILSON -- Lexi Reeves pulled off a three-set victory at No. 5 singles during Charles B. Aycock's 7-2, non-conference loss to Fike on Tuesday afternoon. Reeves defeated the Golden Demons' Avery Rose Brown 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9). She and teammate...

GIRLS' TENNIS: Spring Creek dominates James Kenan

Spring Creek swept the singles and doubles courts during a 9-0 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Tuesday afternoon. Ivey Rouse, Amanda Haggerty, Kristin Alphin, Chloe Davis, Azaneth Rodriguez and Vanessa Southerland each posted a straight-set win....

GIRLS' TENNIS: Eastern Wayne opens league play in victorious fashion

WINTERVILLE -- Eastern Wayne launched its Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference campaign with a 7-2 conquest of South Central on Tuesday afternoon. Elizabeth Sutton, Bella Bowen, Samantha Roux and Emily Stratton each prevailed in singles play for the Warriors. Sutton lost...

GOLF: Walnut Creek LGA

Hiromi Sueki emerged as the low gross winner during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Mary Morris won low net and Betty Holloway secured low putts....

GIRLS' GOLF: 9 teams tackle Lane Tree GC

Charles B. Aycock's Abby Sauls and Rosewood's Shamayah Revis shared third place with nine-hole rounds of 49 during a nine-team meet contested on the Lane Tree Golf Club links Tuesday afternoon. Triton won the team portion with a 150. Sauls,...

PREPS DIGEST: JV news

JV * Girls' tennis: Wayne Country Day 5, Kerr-Vance 4 -- Short-handed Wayne Country Day won two critical doubles points to edge the Spartans on Tuesday afternoon. The Nos. 2 and 3 tandems of Hanna McKeithan-Cady Stanley and Diya...

FOOTBALL BOX: Chocowinity Southside @ North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Marshall Medlock scored the game-winning touchdown with 15 seconds left and Chocowinity Southside turned back North Duplin, 28-23, in the season-opening game for both teams at H.E. Grubbs Field. North Duplin seized a 23-20 lead on William...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

VOLLEYBALL: Eastern Wayne turns back Rosewood in 4 sets

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com The post-game coaches' reactions were polar opposites. Despite seeing her team improve to 4-0 overall, Anna Hajjar wasn't 100 percent satisfied with Eastern Wayne's performance during its 27-29, 25-13, 25-21, 25-13 victory over county rival...

FOOTBALL: Saints battle state-ranked Tigers for 4 quarters

DUDLEY -- Everybody's got a plan, the saying goes -- until they get punched in the mouth. Southern Wayne skillfully expressed that prize-fighting proverb on Monday evening, stunning James Kenan with a first-quarter haymaker, then shadow-boxing the perennial 1-A powerhouse...

GOLF: Lane Tree Ladies Association

Sue Glover seized game-of-the-week honors while playing from the red tees during weekly action on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Mary Ann Sutton and Sherry Minner secured low net and low putts, respectively. Libby Newsome was the GOW winner...

VOLLEYBALL: Wallace-Rose Hill stops North Duplin in 3 sets

TEACHEY -- Wallace-Rose Hill handed county rival North Duplin a 25-22, 25-15, 25-7 non-conference loss on Monday afternoon. The Rebels play host to Lejeune on Thursday....

VOLLEYBALL: Goldsboro easily handles James Kenan

Becca Pittard pounded out eight kills during Goldsboro's 25-22, 25-17, 25-12 victory over James Kenan on Monday afternoon. McKayla Roberts contributed five kills. Riley Howell collected five aces and two blocks. The Cougars (3-1 overall) face Hobbton today....

VOLLEYBALL: Golden Falcons sweep Beddingfield

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock remained unbeaten in four outings this season with a 25-9, 25-13, 25-13 non-conference conquest of Beddingfield on Monday afternoon. Arlanda Faulkner cranked out a match-high 17 kills for the Golden Falcons. Teammates Cyerra Carter and...

BOYS' SOCCER: Spring Creek dumps North Lenoir

Juan Hurtado Gomez notched a hat trick (three goals) and assisted on two other goals during Spring Creek's 7-1, non-conference romp over North Lenoir on Monday. Gustavo Avalos supplied two goals and two assists for the Gators, who improved to...

BOYS' SOCCER: Anderson's hat trick lifts Warriors

Christian Anderson converted two penalty kicks and finished with a hat trick (three goals) as Eastern Wayne cruised past South Lenoir, 4-0, on Monday evening. Anderson also provided an assist. Alfredo Cabrera had one goal and one assist. The Warriors...

Minor league baseball is returning to Kinston in 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor league baseball, after a six-year absence, is returning to Kinston. Minor League Baseball announced Monday that it will add two teams to the Single A Carolina League next season, and disband two organizations from the...

FOOTBALL: Blue Devils' defense provides early spark

SEVEN SPRINGS -- In the first 24 minutes of Monday night's matchup against South Lenoir, Spring Creek had three possessions that resulted in touchdowns. The Blue Devils accounted for two of them. Defensive backs Samuel Pierre and Justin Dixon each...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Eastern Wayne 22-25, 25-16, 25-14 -- The Eagles' offensive standouts were Laine Marak (one service ace, two assists), Riley Jo Meyers (two assists), Alana Atwell (one kill, one dig), Maddie Honn (one kill, one...

Campbell University dealt one-year probation

Campbell on probation BUIES CREEK (AP) -- The NCAA placed Campbell on probation for one year for improper academic certification of 34 athletes in 10 sports over a five-year period. The governing body also said earlier this month the Camels...

FOOTBALL BOX: South Lenoir @ Spring Creek

South Lenoir 8 8 0 14 -- 30 Spring Creek 0 7 7 8 -- 22 First quarter SL -- Pierre 12 interception return (Suggs run), 6:18 Second quarter SC -- Casper 18 pass from Smothers (kick good), 9:50 SL...

FOOTBALL BOX: James Kenan @ Southern Wayne

James Kenan 7 7 0 14 -- 28 Southern Wayne 6 0 14 0 -- 20 First quarter SW -- Walker 6 run (kick failed) JK -- Miller 6 run (Benitez kick) Second quarter JK -- Henry 3 run (Benitez...

Monday, August 22, 2016

McKee returns to take over Southern Wayne baseball program

rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- The faces, for the most part, will remain the same inside the Southern Wayne baseball dugout next spring. And a familiar face is returning after a three-year absence. Trae McKee is coming back for his second stint...

GIRLS' TENNIS: C.B. Aycock trips up Greenfield

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock emerged victorious on five of six singles courts and upended Greenfield, 8-1, on the final day of the inaugural Wilson Cup contested at Barton College. The Golden Falcons won two of three singles matches in...

FOOTBALL: Three games postponed rescheduled for tonight

Lightning and heavy rain either suspended play or postponed three games involving teams in the News-Argus readership area on Friday evening. Southern Wayne and James Kenan square off in Dudley. Spring Creek welcomes South Lenoir to "The Swamp" and Chocowinity...

Sunday, August 21, 2016

PREPS DIGEST -- Weekend

Volleyball Wayne Christian 3, Bethel Christian 0 * Kasey Norris dished out 28 assists during Wayne Christian's 25-16, 25-22, 25-15, non-conference triumph over N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A member Bethel Christian on Friday evening. Hannah Sladick recorded 13 kills and...

FOOTBALL -- N. Lenoir @ E. Wayne

bcoley@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne head coach Leander Oates slammed his paper and looked down in frustration. While nursing a 7-6 lead early in the fourth quarter, the Warriors allowed North Lenoir running back Stephon Swinson to break into the secondary and...

FOOTBALL -- Kestrel Heights @ Princeton

Princeton 57, Kestrel Heights 8 * PRINCETON -- Earl Gibson Jr. rushed for three touchdowns as Princeton hammered Kestrel Heights, 57-8, in the season-opening game for both teams at Harvey Brooks Field on Friday evening. Gibson Jr. found the end...

FOOTBALL -- C.B. Aycock @ Rosewood

jhayes@newsargus.com Volume scoring, as advertised. Charles B. Aycock's high-octane offense lived up to its advanced billing Friday night, scoring early and often en route to a 59-13 road win against Wayne County foe Rosewood. Delayed by lightning for approximately 45...

FOOTBALL -- Bethel @ Wayne Christian

Grace Christian 64, Wayne Christian 48 * Austin Kornegay rushed for 209 yards as Wayne Christian launched its inaugural 8-man varsity football campaign with a season-opening, 64-48 loss to Grace Christian of Sanford on Friday evening. Kornegay also returned a...

FOOTBALL -- Beddingfield @ Goldsboro

rcoggins@newsargus.com Beddingfield head Tyrone Johnson insisted that someone from his staff didn't infiltrate the Goldsboro High coaching office and steal the team's offensive playbook. Then again, the same could be said about GHS. One thing is for sure. The Cougars...

BOX -- N. Lenoir @ E. Wayne

North Lenoir 0 6 0 0 -- 6 Eastern Wayne 0 7 0 7 -- 14 Second quarter EW -- McNair 12 pass from Best (Dove kick), 9:11 NL -- Swinson 2 run (conversion failed), 0:38 Fourth quarter EW --...

BOX -- Kestrel Heights @ Princeton

Kestrel Heights 0 0 8 0 -- 8 Princeton 16 20 7 14 -- 57 First quarter P -- James 2 run (kick good), 5:00 P -- Safety P -- M. Stallworth 44 run (kick good) Second quarter P --...

BOX -- C.B. Aycock @ Rosewood

C.B. Aycock 9 20 16 14 -- 59 Rosewood 0 7 6 0 -- 13 First quarter CBA -- Gough 4 yard run (run failed) CBA -- Harrison 29 FG Second quarter CBA -- Matthews 8 pass from Flowers (run...

BOX -- Beddingfield @ Goldsboro

Beddingfield 0 7 13 7 -- 27 Goldsboro 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Second quarter B -- Hinnant 25 fumble return (Medlin kick), 10:41 Third quarter B -- Parker 15 run (kick failed), 3:03 B -- Hopkins 4 pass...