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Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Boys' basketball Wayne Country Day 69, Parrott Academy 65 * KINSTON -- After letting an eight-point halftime lead turn into a seven-point deficit toward the end of the third quarter, Wayne Country Day turned up the defensive pressure during the...

UMO Women

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wendy Lee can use this one as a measuring stick. Her Trojans couldn't quite pull it out, but they battled No. 10-ranked Limestone all the way to the end in a 68-54 loss Tuesday evening in Conference...

UMO Men

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Thanksgiving turkey is going to taste a little bit better for University of Mount Olive men's basketball coach Joey Higginbotham. Higginbotham's team is off to a 6-0 start and 2-0 in Conference Carolinas play, and they've...

Princeton-WRH

TEACHEY -- An underdog? Sure. A chance to win? Absolutely. Stick to the gameplan in a hostile environment? Ah, that's the rub. The new kid on the block with a resuscitated football program, Princeton (12-1 overall) enters its third-round playoff...

James Kenan-Tarboro

WARSAW -- Bill Taylor Field is like the Bates Motel. Opponents check in. Very rarely do they check out. James Kenan's home turf has become a graveyard for the opposition in the playoffs since 2006. The Tigers have prevailed in...

4-team wrestling at PHS

PRINCETON -- Would the streak finally end? Almost. Southern Wayne held a 39-30 advantage over county wrestling rival Charles B. Aycock heading into the final two individual bouts -- and seemed poised to claim its first win in the series...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Girls' basketball: CB Aycock 48, South Johnston 26 -- Hannah Vinson scored half her team's points (24) in a 48-26 victory over South Johnston on Tuesday. Destiny Washington finished with nine points and Destiny Washington had eight....

No. 10-ranked Limestone hands UMO women 2nd loss in conference play

aetzler@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Wendy Lee can use this one as a measuring stick. Her Trojans couldn't quite pull it out, but they battled No. 10-ranked Limestone all the way to the end in a 68-54 loss Tuesday evening in...

Trojan men dominate Limestone

aetzler@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- The Thanksgiving turkey is going to taste a little bit better for University of Mount Olive men's basketball coach Joey Higginbotham. Higginbotham's team is off to a 6-0 start and 2-0 in Conference Carolinas play, and...

1AA football playoffs: Princeton using "nothing to lose, everything to gain" philosophy

rcoggins@newsargus.com TEACHEY -- An underdog? Sure. A chance to win? Absolutely. Stick to the gameplan in a hostile environment? Ah, that's the rub. The new kid on the block with a resuscitated football program, Princeton (12-1 overall) enters its third-round...

Chargers' Jeffreys just misses double-double in loss at Parrott

KINSTON -- Lexi Jeffreys scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds as WCDS fell to Parrott Academy on Tuesday. The Chargers (0-5) travel to Kestrel Heights next Wednesday....

Golden Falcon girls improve to 5-0

FOUR OAKS -- Charles B. Aycock remained unbeaten as they beat South Johnston 62-37 on Tuesday. Myleah Jones continued to lead the Golden Falcons in scoring as she posted 19 points. Ashley Darden chipped in 13. Tanika "Mookie" Powell and...

S. Johnston boys defeat C.B. Aycock

FOUR OAKS -- South Johnston eeked out a four-point win over non-conference opponent Charles B. Aycock on Tuesday, despite a fourth-quarter surge from the Golden Falcons. CBA scored just 21 points in three quarters of play, but tallied 18 in...

Mitchell leads Eagles to season-opening win

Dennis Mitchell scored 15 points to lead Rosewood past non-conference foe North Johnston, 48-36, in their season opener on Tuesday. Zach Barnes chipped in 13 as the only other Eagle in double figures. Rosewood has a rematch with North Johnston...

WCDS boys rally, slip past Parrott

KINSTON -- After letting an eight-point halftime lead turn into a seven-point deficit toward the end of the third quarter, Wayne Country Day turned up the defensive pressure during the final eight minutes to beat Parrott Academy, 69-65, on Tuesday...

1AA football playoffs: No. 1 James Kenan faces stout Tarboro rushing attack

rcoggins@newsargus.com WARSAW -- Bill Taylor Field is like the Bates Motel. Opponents check in. Very rarely do they check out. James Kenan's home turf has become a graveyard for the opposition in the playoffs since 2006. The Tigers have prevailed...

Saints nearly break long skid against Golden Falcons

PRINCETON -- Would the streak finally end? Almost. Southern Wayne held a 39-30 advantage over county wrestling rival Charles B. Aycock heading into the final two individual bouts -- and seemed poised to claim its first win in the series...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Northwood Temple puts away Wayne Country Day's boys

rcoggins@newsargus.com During Friday's practice, second-year Wayne Country Day head basketball coach David Flowers explained everything -- in detail -- about what Northwood Temple would do offensively and defensively. There was a disconnection somewhere. The Chargers forgot to execute on both...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Boys' basketball: Wayne Country Day 61, Northwood Temple 40 -- DJ Waters logged a game-high 27 points and PJ Hill contributed 17 during the Chargers' non-conference win Monday evening. Jack Talton supplied seven points. * Boys' basketball:...

Jordan scores 10 points in Aycock's loss to Greene Central

PIKEVILLE -- Bryce Jordan emerged as C.B. Aycock's top scorer with 10 points in a 52-41, non-conference loss to Greene Central on Monday evening. Ian Best and Cameron Kornegay knocked down eight points apiece. The Golden Falcons fell to 0-4...

Faith Christian girls fall to Wilson Christian

WILSON -- Faith Christian fell to 1-4 on the year with a 43-28 loss to Wilson Christian Academy on Monday. Morgan Hoskins led the way with 10 points. Jordan Lawhon had 5. Faith takes on Bethel Christian next Tuesday....

Defending 1A state champs defeat WCDS

Eighth-grader Ciara Moore quietly collected a game-high 32 points as Northwood Temple, the reigning N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A state champ, handed Wayne Country Day a 70-26 loss Monday evening. Backcourt mate Kendal Moore, also an eighth-grader, scored 18...

Aycock's Jones scorers career-high 27 points

PIKEVILLE -- Myleah Jones poured in a career-high 27 points and unbeaten Charles B. Aycock dispatched Greene Central, 60-47, in non-conference action Monday evening. The Golden Falcons swept the regular-season series. Ashley Darden added 15 points, while Taylor Daniels scored...

E. Wayne-N. Lenoir girls' box

North Lenoir 13 6 5 12 -- 36 Eastern Wayne 20 14 13 11 -- 58 North Lenoir (0-2) Quoya Porter 1 0 1-2 3, Dianthony Hall 1 0 0-0 2, Erica Lee 2 0 2-3 6, Mikayla Kremer 1...

E. Wayne-N. Lenoir boys' box

North Lenoir 18 11 12 24 -- 75 Eastern Wayne 25 25 20 14 -- 84 North Lenoir (1-2) Jomaious Williams 1 1 0-2 5, Javonta King 1 2 3-4 11, Jalen Robinson 7 1 2-5 19, George Alston 0...

Martin has career scoring night for EW

aetzler@newsargus.com As an Eastern Wayne football alumnus, Chris Roberts is happy to see the football team going so deep into the playoffs. But he's running out of players. The second-year Warriors' head basketball coach was forced to call up six...

Warriors' defense too much for Hawks

Second-year Eastern Wayne head coach Philemon Gray threw multiple defensive looks at North Lenoir on Monday night and wanted to see how many his girls could execute come conference time. The answer? All of them. Whether it was a...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Prep notebook: Injured Mendez gets job done for Princeton

PRINCETON -- Princeton place-kicker Vicente Mendez was not going to let a little old torn quadriceps keep him from playing. Wait ... a torn quad? A kicker? That's correct. A senior, Mendez played through a torn quadriceps so that...

Wayne Christian boys go 2-0 at Garnett Christian

ZEBULON -- Ty McClain just missed a triple-double during Wayne Christian's 83-30 romp over Garnett Christian in the Garnett Christian Tournament. McClain collected 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Graham Fussell contributed eight points, while Austin Howell recorded 14...

Aycock matmen post 3-2 in multi-team dual meet

Zack Howard concluded the day 5-0 and Charles B. Aycock finished in the middle of the pack during the Eastern Wayne Team Duals. Howard posted four pins and one decision for the Golden Falcons, who ended the duals 3-2 overall...

Football players-of-the-week: Nov. 21

OFFENSE -- Johnny Frasier (Princeton): Rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 40-22 victory over Camden in second-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-AA football playoffsDEFENSE -- Dameko Artis (Eastern Wayne): Returned a fumble...

Wayne Christian girls finish 3rd at Heritage Invitational

ZEBULON -- Down to five players, including two with four fouls, Wayne Christian battled back to defeat Cornerstone Christian, 35-28, in the consolation game of the Heritage Christian Academy Holiday Invitational. The Eagles, had one player foul out in the...

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Boys' basketball: Smithfield-Selma 34, C.B. Aycock 18 -- Tayquan Hampton paced C.B. Aycock's offense with five points. Marquez Farmer contributed four points. A total of eight Golden Falcons scratched in the scoring column. * Girls' basketball: C.B....

Brite's 3-pointer gives UMO needed lift against Bluefield State (W. Va.)

aetlzer@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- As Dontrell Brite released a shot from near midcourt, the University of Mount Olive crowd rose to its feet. Then it groaned as the ball rattled in and out, and Brite hung his head, turned around...

Cold-shooting Trojan women fall to UNC Pembroke

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- During its 2-1 road swing, the University of Mount Olive crashed the boards for second-chance opportunities and fueled its offense with good pressure defense. All of that disappeared Saturday afternoon. The Trojan women shot a woeful...

Rosewood/Wallace-Rose Hill box

Rosewood 0 6 0 0 -- 6 W.-Rose Hill 14 21 14 7 -- 56 Second quarter R -- Helt run INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Rosewood -- Mike Woodard 30-67; Cameron Helt 20-63, TD; Quan Joyner 3-17; Team 1-(minus-1). PASSING...

Whack's TD run helps Bulldogs advance past Camden

aetzler@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Adrian Whack walked over to head coach Derrick Minor and told him it was the worst game he's ever played offensively. And maybe it was. But he was still pretty darn good. Whack coughed up the first...

Princeton-Camden box

Camden 16 0 6 0 -- 22 Princeton 6 14 20 0 -- 40 First quarter C -- Korzeniowski 16 pass from Underwood (Newell kick), 7:21 P -- Frasier 35 run (run failed), 7:03 C -- Safety, quarterback sacked in...

Plymouth-North Duplin box

North Duplin 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Plymouth 21 13 8 7 -- 49 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- North Duplin -- Kaleb Brock 3-19; Brion Kornegay 10-34; Daquan Goodman 16-32; JP Payton 10-31. PASSING -- North Duplin -- Payton...

Pickle Classic: Day 1

Brite FTs sink Virginia St. MOUNT OLIVE -- Dontrell Brite converted 5 of 6 free throws in the final 60 seconds, and University of Mount Olive turned back Virginia State University, 74-69, in opening-round play of the 49th annual Pickle...

Friday's NC prep football playoff scores

CLASS 4-AA East (1) Wake Forest 45, (8) Southern Pines Pinecrest 21 (2) Garner 37, (10) Raleigh Wakefield 7 (5) Raleigh Millbrook 38, (4) Richmond County 27 (6) Cary Panther Creek 28, (3) Morrisvile Green Hope 7 West (3) Lake...

James Kenan-Martin Riverside box

Riverside 0 7 6 6 -- 19 James Kenan 14 27 14 0 -- 55 First quarter JK -- Avent III 1 run (Savage run), 5:04 JK -- Williams 2 run (kick failed), 2:36 Second quarter JK -- Owens 4...

Eastern Wayne-Southern Nash box

Eastern Wayne    7    7    10    0    --    24 Southern Nash    0    0    14    3    --    17 First quarter EW -- Artis 76 fumble return (Dove kick), 1:28 Second quarter EW -- Best 2 run (Dove kick), 1:02 Third quarter SN...

Defense propels Warriors past Firebirds

rcoggins@newsargus.com STANHOPE -- Eastern Wayne quarterback KK Best scoped out the defense and discovered Southern Nash elected not to load the box, but provide a little cushion instead. That gave Best the room he needed. The junior signal caller stayed...

James Kenan wins 7th straight playoff game

WARSAW -- Defending state champion James Kenan piled up 319 yards rushing and cruised past Martin Riverside, 55-19, in second-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-AA football playoffs Friday evening. The second-seeded Tigers (11-1 overall) entertain...

Plymouth shuts out North Duplin

PLYMOUTH -- Two-time defending eastern 1-A regional champion Plymouth eliminated North Duplin, 49-0, in their second-round contest in the NCHSAA 1-A playoffs Friday evening. The Rebels managed 116 yards of total offense. Senior Brion Kornegay rambled for 34 yards on...

Wallace-Rose Hill knocks out Rosewood

TEACHEY -- Top-seeded Wallace-Rose Hill posted 35 first-half points and cruised past Rosewood, 56-6, during second-round play in the NCHSAA 1-AA east playoffs Friday evening. The Bulldogs entertain Princeton next Friday. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Legion Field inside Holley-Overman...

Jones scores 15 points, CBA girls climb to 3-0

SMITHFIELD -- Myleah Jones led three players in double figures with 15 points during Charles B. Aycock's 52-38 conquest of Smithfield-Selma on Friday evening. Taylor Daniels and Ashley Darden contributed 12 points apiece. Daniels shot of 10 of 12 from...

Cougars' Moses torches RM Prep for 28 points

ROCKY MOUNT -- Tyona Moses torched the nets for 28 points in Goldsboro's season-opening, 61-10 romp over Rocky Mount Prep on Friday evening. Sterling Jones contributed eight points. Alexus Davis and Destini Covington posted six and five points, respectively....

Cleveland girls defeat Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Zaria Atkins recorded her second consecutive 20-point outing, but Southern Wayne endured a 69-42, non-conference setback against Cleveland. Iyahna Bess added 10 points for the Saints. The teams meet again Tuesday at Cleveland....

Artis, Carmon lead Goldsboro to season-opening win

ROCKY MOUNT -- Rasheen Artis led three players in double figures with 19 points, and Goldsboro hammered Rocky Mount Prep, 98-37, in season-opening play Friday evening. Myron Carmon and Kisheem Faison added 18 and 12 points, respectively. Na'Shir Bowden (nine...

McClain gets double-double, Wayne Christian defeats Cornerstone

ZEBULON -- Ty McClain posted a double-double in Wayne Christian's 60-44 triumph over Cornerstone Christian in the Garnett Christian Tournament on Friday evening. McClain finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, six steals and three blocked shots. Austin Howell added 10...

Spartans slip past Golden Falcon boys

SMITHFIELD -- Jarde Spruill pumped in a team-leading 17 points during Charles B. Aycock's 59-55, non-conference loss to Smithfield-Selma on Friday evening. Cameron Kornegay and Keyshawn Cobb collected 11 and 10 points, apiece. Ian Best and Bryce Jordan each scored...

Faith Christian boys off to 0-2 start

ZEBULON -- Faith Christian dropped to 0-2 in the season-opening, Southeastern Tournament with a 70-55 loss to Raleigh Christian Academy on Saturday afternoon. Richard Sasser led the Conquerors' ofense with 22 points. Freshman Chris Mills contributed 12 points. Former Mid-Atlantic...

West Craven defeats Eastern Wayne boys on hardwood

VANCEBORO -- Eastern Wayne trailed by double digits early in the opening half and couldn't recover in a season-opening, 91-80 loss to West Craven. "I thought we played well with what we had," EW head coach Chris Roberts said. "We...

Friday, November 21, 2014

UMO men seek 1st Pickle Classic title since 2011

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Since 1984, the University of Mount Olive has hoisted the Pickle Classic championship trophy on 21 occasions -- most recently in 2011. Getting No. 22 isn't going to be an easy chore. The Trojan men's basketball...

McClain notches double-double in Wayne Christian win

Ty McClain posted a double-double with 43 points and 12 rebounds to lead Wayne Christian past Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Community Christian 71-62 on Tuesday. Tanner Rose chipped in 10 points and 10 boards, while Blake Floars added eight...

GC boys turn back Golden Falcons

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central outscored Charles B. Aycock by eight points in the middle two periods and pulled away for a 49-37, non-conference win Thursday evening. Jarde Spruill led the Golden Falcons' offense with 11 points. Ian Best contributed...

Faith Christian girls open season in victorious fashion

ZEBULON -- Jordan Lawhon led Faith Christian with 15 points in a 40-10 victory over Raleigh Christian in the Southeastern Tournament on Thursday. Kayela Williams led Faith with 10 rebounds. Faith outscored Raleigh Christian 16-2 in the first quarter....

C.B. Aycock girls throttle Greene Central on hardwood

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock remained unbeaten in two outings this season with a 69-14 thrashing of non-conference foe Greene Central on Thursday evening. Game details were not available. The Golden Falcons travel to Smithfield-Selma today....

Christopher pumps in 21 points, EW girls win season opener

VANCEBORO -- Tianna Christopher scored 21 points to lead Eastern Wayne past West Craven in the Warriors' season opener on Thursday evening. Sophomore Treycie Ford chipped in 10 points and three steals. The Warriors had 28 steals and 10 blocked...

Elite Stars cheerleading teams compete

RALEIGH -- Goldsboro Elite Athletics, home to the Carolina Elite Stars cheerleading teams, took three squads to the highly-competitive Cheersport Raleigh Grand Championships. Super Sonic, a Senior 3 level team, claimed first place. Starlite (Junior level 3) finished runner-up, while...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Hiromi Sueki earned low gross honors during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Linda Cannon secured low net. Faye Franklin won low putts....

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Girls basketball: Wayne Country Day 43, Wilson Christian 11 -- Lexi Jeffreys outscored the entire Chargers team with a 26-point effort Thursday afternoon. Summer Daniels added six points for the Chargers, who improved to 3-0 this season....

Frasier among 16 finalists for U.S. Army All-American Bowl player-of-the-year award

rcoggins@newsargus.com ROCKAWAY, N.J. -- Princeton running back Johnny Frasier is one of 16 finalists nominated for the U.S. Army Player-of-the-Year award, which is determined by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee. The award is presented to the nation's most...

Warrior defense faces balanced Firebirds offense

rcoggins@newsargus.com BAILEY -- The numbers haven't changed. Neither has the athleticism. Southern Nash head football coach Brian Foster understands there is no margin of error against an explosive offensive team like Eastern Wayne. His Firebirds learned that the hard way...