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Saturday, February 6, 2016

STATE CHAMPS -- Rosewood claims 1A dual-team wrestling crown

rcoggins@newsargus.com It's been a long time coming. And no one would have imagined it happening this year after losing 15 seniors and eight state wrestling qualifiers to graduation. Oh, but it did -- in emphatic fashion. With ice water flowing...

Mercer has 43-point outing for Rosewood's girls

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Floating balloons remained intact during Spring Creek's senior night celebration. But Rosewood senior Lexi Mercer popped the Gators' chances for a win in Carolina 1-A Conference action. The two-time Associated Press All-State selection scored 43 points...

Gators chomp past Eagles in "The Swamp"

bdavis@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek freshman Landon Smothers scored nine points during senior night against Rosewood on Friday. Doesn't sound like much, does it? But Smothers, a freshman, launched the ball over half court to avoid the Eagles' full-court...

King, White stage duel in CPIC regular-season finale

jhayes@newsargus.com The genuine article can be difficult to find -- whether it's an obscure artifact or a modern gym of culture enlightenment. Today's world is brimming with such items posing as bonafide. That notion, however, does extend to either Wayne...

Rebels' Payton signs with Methodist

rcoggins@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- JP Payton found a second home when he stepped onto the North Duplin campus before his sophomore year. The coaching staff made him feel welcome, and helped develop his academic and physical skills in preparation for the...

REALIGNMENT: Goldsboro, Spring Creek ready to appeal

rcoggins@newsargus.com Will Goldsboro and Spring Creek, separated by 14 just miles, renew their rivalry from their old Carolina 1-A Conference days? Or will they go their separate ways? Administrators from the two schools, along with officials from Wayne County Public...

PREPS DIGEST: JV news

JV * Boys' basketball: Goldsboro 71, South Lenoir 52 -- Aaron Smith led four Cougars in double figures with 22 points. Damien Brown added 16 points. DeQuan Bynum and Jarrad Scott collected 13 points apiece. * Girls' basketball: South...

BOX: Rosewood girls @ Spring Creek

Rosewood 33 23 13 17 -- 86 Spring Creek 14 16 7 21 -- 58 ROSEWOOD (17-3, 12-0 CC) Braylee Butts 1 0 0-0 2, Hannah Daniels 4 0 0-0 8, Alyssa Garrison 1 0 0-0 2, Jala Holloman 7...

BOX: Rosewood boys @ Spring Creek

Rosewood 8 16 13 18 -- 55 Spring Creek 8 22 19 13 -- 62 ROSEWOOD (9-10, 8-3 CC) Marquail Almontaser 1 2 0-2 8, Zack Barnes 1 2 2-3 10, Ethan Chapin 7 1 6-8 23, Tucker Chapin 1...

BOX: Greenfield girls @ WCDS

Greenfield 3 2 2 7 -- 14 Wayne Country Day 18 10 8 2 -- 38 GREENFIELD Anna Merritt Hauser 1 1 0-1 5, Sumer Hassan 0 0 1-4 1, Kaelyn Wall 2 1 1-6 8. TOTALS -- 3 2...

BOX: Greenfield boys @ WCDS

Greenfield 20 21 18 13 -- 72 WCDS 10 14 21 23 -- 68 GREENFIELD Coby White 11 0 7-11 29, Jake Taylor 1 4 4-6 18, Dorieon Suggs 5 0 1-2 11, Luke Taylor 3 2 0-2 12, DJ...

Wayne Christian girls defeat Lee Christian

Kasey Norris pumped in a team-high 17 points as Wayne Christian defeated Lee Christian, 40-33, in the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference regular-season finale for both teams Friday evening. Abi Harrelson added 15 points. The Eagles (2-16 overall) open CCC tournament...

WCDS girls prevail on senior night

Senior night, stress free. That's exactly what Wayne Country Day School experienced against Greenfield on Friday evening. Using a variety of speedy lineups, the Chargers upended their Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference archrival, 38-14, on Friday evening. The outcome was...

Ricks paces Bulldogs past Rebels

CALYPSO -- Princeton raced to a 12-point lead after one quarter and rolled past North Duplin, 51-29, in Carolina 1-A Conference action Friday evening. Emily Ricks led the Bulldogs' offense with 14 points and five rebounds. Chelsea Hawley added nine...

Moses scores 18, Blue Devils stun Cougars

Tyona Moses scored 18 points during Goldsboro's stunning, 47-46 loss to Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe South Lenoir on Friday evening....

CBA girls fall at New Bern

NEW BERN -- Charles B. Aycock continued its downward spiral with a 57-45 loss to New Bern on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference scene Friday evening. Mookie Powell paced the Golden Falcons' offense with 11 points. Destiney Washington and Taylor...

Atkins' double-double not enough for Saints

WINTERVILLE -- Southern Wayne senior Zaria Atkins posted a double-double -- 23 points, 10 rebounds -- during a 54-48 setback against South Central in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference action Friday evening. Atkins picked the Falcons for seven steals. Iyahna Bess...

Bethel Christian girls defeat Faith Christian

Bethel Christian owned a 17-0 advantage at the free throw line and handed Faith Christian a 49-24 loss in N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A play Friday evening. Meredith Skinner led the Conquerors with 10 points. Jordan Lawhon supplied five points...

Carmon leads Goldsboro past South Lenoir

Myron Carmon knocked down points as Goldsboro turned back South Lenoir, 67-61, in an Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference game Friday evening. Nakia Atkins and Tyzhaun Claude contributed 17 and 12 points, respectively....

Best scores 27, Golden Falcons fall to Bears

NEW BERN -- New Bern cruised past C.B. Aycock, 77-53, in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference game Friday evening. Ian Best dropped in a team-high 27 points for the Golden Falcons. Teammate Eli Batts scored 11 points, followed by Tyrique...

Bethel upends cold-shooting Conquerors

Christian Mills recorded a double-double -- 10 points, 10 rebounds -- before he fouled out during Faith Christian's 41-26 loss to N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A rival Bethel Christian on Friday evening. Richard Sasser added eight points and eight rebounds....

North Duplin boys cruise past Princeton

CALYPSO -- North Duplin erupted for 24 second-quarter points and rode the momentum to a 71-51 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Princeton on Friday evening. Luke Britt pumped in a game-high 22 points for the Rebels. JP Payton, who...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Eastern Wayne High School terminates head basketball/football coach Phil Gray

Eastern Wayne heads into the final stretch of its varsity girls' basketball season minus a familiar face on the bench. Wayne County Public Schools officials confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that head coach Phil Gray has been terminated from the...

Rival teams UMO, Barton to clash in conference matchup

MOUNT OLIVE -- It isn't UNC or Duke or the Lakers and the Celtics. It's UMO and Barton -- with just as much rivalry as any other school or dynasty. The University of Mount Olive men and women's basketball teams...

Kinston sound in victory over Goldsboro High School

What a difference a week makes. Last Thursday, the Goldsboro Varsity boys' basketball team staged a frenetic, end-to-end speed show with North Lenoir, scoring 112 points en route to a 28 point victory. On Tuesday night, they looked like...

Golden Falcon girls' team fails after halftime

PIKEVILLE -- There's a first quarter, a second quarter and a fourth quarter. Oh, and a third quarter. The Charles B. Aycock Golden Falcons gave up a 21-18 halftime lead over the South Central Falcons in the third quarter of...

C.B. Aycock suffers loss to South Central

PIKEVILLE -- The Charles B. Aycock boys' basketball team led South Central, 12-6, in the first quarter during Tuesday night's game. The Golden Falcons tied the game at 36-all in the third quarter, but South Central went on to defeat...

Monday, February 1, 2016

WRESTLING -- ECC 3A-4A

rcoggins@newsargus.com GREENVILLE -- New Bern, as expected, dominated the season-ending Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference individual wrestling championships on Saturday. The Bears, who won the regular-season title in undefeated fashion, claimed eight individual titles and racked up an eye-popping 243.5 points....

WRESTLING -- Carolina-Two Rivers

TARBORO -- Jordan Todd earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors and helped Rosewood cruise to the Carolina-Two Rivers-Coastal 10 Conference tournament crown Saturday. The Eagles amassed 234 points, followed by Manteo with 189. Tarboro (132.5 points), Princeton (83.5) and Neuse...

PREPS DIGEST

Girls' basketball Wayne Country Day 40, Greenfield 37 * WILSON -- Lillian Freeman tallied a team-leading 19 points as Wayne Country Day turned back Greenfield, 40-37, in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference game Saturday evening. Lexi Jeffreys posted 10...