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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Boxscore: Wayne County Post 11-Garner baseball

Garner 010 010 112 -- 6 8 1 Post 11 100 001 000 -- 2 9 3 Leading hitters: Garner -- Cole Hinnant 2-4, 2B, RBI; Trevor Healey 3-4, 2B, RBI; Sammy Chapman 1-2. Wayne County -- Zack Smith 2-4,...

Garner hands Post 11 a season-opening loss

rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Defending Area I champion Garner Post 232 effectively employed the old "station-to-station" strategy Monday evening against Wayne County Post 11. Garner pressured the Wayne County defense with three sacrifice bunts, a stolen base and benefited from five...

Monday, May 25, 2015

UMO's Morozowski, Kines earn All-America honors

UMO Media Relations MOUNT OLIVE -- Jason Morozowski and Gunnar Kines have earned All-American recognition from National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on the Division II level. Morozowski is a first-team selection, while Kines drew honorable mention accolades. The duo helped...

Baseball: C.B. Aycock-Wilson Fike box

At Pikeville Wilson Fike    000    00    --    0    4    2 C.B. Aycock    015    31    --    10    9    0 Game-ending run scored with two outs. Leading hitters: Wilson Fike -- Hunter Lee 2-4. C.B. Aycock -- Ashton McGee 1-3; Hank Smitherman...

Baseball: North Duplin-West Columbus box

At Cerro Gordo North Duplin    000    612    0    --    9    8    4 W. Columbus    320    012    2    --    10    8    3 Leading hitters: North Duplin -- Copeland Brickhouse 1-2, RBI; Hunter Thurston 2-2, RBI; Ced Kornegay 1-4, 2 RBI; Bryce...

Baseball: Spring Creek-Whiteville box

At Whiteville Spring Creek    000    000    1    --    1    5    1 Whiteville    211    000    x    --    4    8    0 Leading hitters: Spring Creek -- Logan Miller 1-3; Allen Coor 1-3; Chad Spurgeon 1-3; Will Rouse 2-3, RBI. LOB -- Gators...

2015 Wayne County Post 11 roster

Player    School Coy Barnett*    Eastern Wayne Hunter Barwick    Southern Wayne Jack Casbarro    Southern Wayne Allen Coor*    Spring Creek Lee Daniels    Eastern Wayne Cody Davis    Southern Wayne Jordan Gurley    Rosewood Bobby Hampton    C.B. Aycock Trent Herndon    C.B. Aycock Ashton McGee    C.B....

2015 Wayne County Post 11 schedule

Opponent    Result Wilmington    ppd. at Morehead City    ppd. at Wilmington (DH)    ppd. REMAINING GAMES (Subject to change) Date    Opponent Monday    Garner Tuesday    at Trenton Wednesday    Apex Friday    Trenton June 1    at Garner June 2    Wilson* June 4    Ahoskie* June 5  ...

Topsail softball ousts CBA from 3A playoffs

From staff reports TOPSAIL -- Topsail pushed across two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and upended defending eastern regional champion Charles B. Aycock, 6-5, on Friday evening. The Pirates (20-6 overall) oppose Northern Guilford in the N.C....

Wayne Country Day, Wayne Christian athletes cop NCISAA 1A all-state accolades

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com Six student-athletes from county rivals Wayne Country Day and Wayne Christian combined to earn N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A all-state accolades in three spring sports. WCDS had five representatives -- senior Margaret Tanner and...

ECU claims American Athletic Conference baseball title, AQ to NCAA tournament

ECU Media Relations CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Hunter Allen cranked out three hits and earned Most Valuable Player honors as East Carolina defeated Houston, 9-1, in the American Athletic Conference tournament championship game Sunday afternoon. The Pirates claimed their first conference...

Wayne County Post 11 launches 2015 campaign at home tonight

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Fourth-year head coach Jason Sherrer might want to have a talk with his Wayne County Post 11 athletic officer about next year's schedule. Luckily, this one changed. And he can thank two county...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Davis, Miller shine at Wayne County All-Star Classic

By ALLENETZLER aetzler@newsargus.com Everybody in attendance knew about Joel Davis before Friday night. Not everyone was as familiar with Victor Miller. If they weren't, they are now. Miller, the Wayne Country Day guard, nearly stole the show in the first...

Miller takes home 3-point title

By ALLENETZLER aetzler@newsargus.com Joel Davis knew it was over once he was asked the question. His teammate Victor Miller needed someone to feed him passes in the three-point contest. "Once he asked me to pass for him I knew he...

Micah Smith wins dunk contest

Micah Smith had nothing planned. So he asked to go last. But the dunks he came up with on the fly were impressive enough to become the first winner of the Wayne County All-Star Classic dunk contest on Friday...

Aycock headed to final four

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Fike had Charles B. Aycock on the ropes in the top of the fifth inning Friday evening. One out. Bases loaded. Golden Falcons head coach Charles Davis slowly walked to the mound, called catcher...

George Altman's return home brings back memories

George Altman remembers a different Wayne County. Things have changed quite a bit since Altman, now 82, grew up on the north end of the city. As a 10-year-old, he spent his days picking cotton and tobacco fields to make...

North Duplin falls to W. Columbus

From staff reports CERRO GORDO -- It came down to the last at-bat. West Columbus plated two seventh-inning runs and turned back 23rd-seeded North Duplin, 10-9, during their eastern semifinal-round contest in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A baseball...

Gore shuts down Spring Creek

From staff reports WHITEVILLE -- McKenzie Gore was as good as advertised. The left-handed sophomore struck out the first seven batters he faced and 14 overall as top-seeded Whiteville upended Spring Creek, 4-1, in round four of the N.C. High...

North Dupline softball edges Perquimans

From staff reports HERTFORD -- A nearly four-decade wait is over. North Duplin is playing for an eastern regional championship in softball. Rylee Pate yielded two hits, walked two and retired 14 Perquimans batters on strikeouts during a 1-0, fourth-round...

Friday, May 22, 2015

Wayne County All-Star Classic roster

Home team Coach Brent Holland Joel Davis - forward - Wayne Country Day Rasheen Artis - guard - Goldsboro Dennis Mitchell - forward - Rosewood Blake Poland - guard - Eastern Wayne Gary Williams - guard - Spring Creek Montrell...

Roberts organizes inaugural Wayne County All-Star Classic

aetzler@newsargus.com After a season-ending playoff loss to Jacksonville, Eastern Wayne boys basketball coach Chris Roberts knew he had to get started on fundraising for next year. After a few conversations with people in the community, the idea for an all-star...

MVPs announced at annual Wayne Christian spring sports ceremony

Wayne Christian athletics director Roger Longwell announced Wednesday evening that the Eagles will field an eight-man junior varsity football team next season. Prospective players in grades six through nine are eligible. Longwell said he hopes that Wayne Christian can...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

More than 80 golfers helped celebrate Walnut Creek Country Club's 50th anniversary on Thursday. The day-long event included players from Carolina Trace, River Landing and Taberna. WCCC had 15 participants. Hiromi Sueki won second gross in first flight competition....

NCHSAA playoffs: East semifinal-round capsules

Wilson Fike (17-7) at C.B. Aycock (20-4) The Golden Falcons are the highest-seeded team remaining in the eastern half of the 3-A bracket after their 3-2 upset of 2014 state champ Topsail on Wednesday evening. Aycock could be without starting...

Goldsboro's Altman returns home

cellis@newsargus.com A large crowd packed the room at Wayne County Public Library to celebrate the return of a local legend this week. Goldsboro native George Altman participated in a public forum discussing a wide variety of subjects ranging from his...

ECU baseball 2 wins away from AQ to NCAA tournament

ECU Media Relations CLEARWATER, Fla. -- East Carolina earned an "off" day in the second annual American Athletic Conference baseball tournament with a 3-1 victory over Tulane on Thursday evening. The second-seeded Pirates (38-20 overall) face either Tulane or UConn...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lejeune spoils Spring Creek's best soccer season in OT

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Life, oftentimes, is more like a Greek tragedy than the Disney fairy tales we sometimes dream about. Sometimes the bad guy wins. Sometimes your best isn't quite good enough and real life gets in the way. Real...

Three Goldsboro football players sign

It's been a busy spring for Goldsboro High School's football program. Aside from beginning spring practice for the first time under first-year head coach Bennett Johnson, three seniors from the 2014 team committed to playing at the next level over...

Matthews' 6th-inning single lifts Aycock past defending 3A state champ Topsail

HAMPSTEAD -- Hank Smitherman laid motionless down the first-base line as Charles B. Aycock assistant coach Jon Horton stabilized his head. Senior captain Bobby Hampton called the team together for a huddle. Each player removed his cap, took a knee...