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Friday, April 18, 2014

Trojan softball sweeps archrival Barton

UMO Sports Information WILSON -- Senior right-hander Carly White tossed back-to-back complete games and the University of Mount Olive swept archrival Barton College, 10-0 and 7-3, in a Conference Carolinas softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. White logged two strikeouts and...

Pitt County Classic: Area teams face solid competition

rcoggins@newsargus.com County rivals Eastern Wayne, Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne are eager to take a break from the rigorous and grueling Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference schedule. That doesn't mean they can relax too much, though. All three teams begin...

DHC defeats Eastern Wayne in ECC 3A/4A action

Eastern Wayne couldn't overcome three errors in the sixth inning and lost to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe D.H. Conley, 6-0, on Thursday evening. Ryan Faucette endured the pitching loss. He allowed six runs (two earned) on six hits and...

Blue Devils blank Cougars in ECC 2A baseball

Goldsboro endured an 11-0, five-inning defeat at the hands of Eastern Carolina 2-A foe South Lenoir on Thursday evening. Jared Howard led the offense with two hits for the Cougars. Kenny Stempien, Damon Pate, Cayce Herring and Isaiah Cole each...

Rebels drop two county foes

A 17-hit offensive outburst propelled North Duplin to a 15-4 victory over East Duplin on Thursday evening. James Britt, Blake Rhodes and Charlie Mac Holloman each had three hits in the win for the Rebels. Trey Pate go the win...

Wayne Christian stays unbeaten in CCC 1A play

Wayne Christian cranked out 13 hits on its way to a 12-1 mercy-rule triumph over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Cape Fear Christian on Thursday. Hunter Burt, Tanner Rose, Holden Foster and Tyler Mozingo each had two hits in the...

Hall paces WCDS past Ridgecroft

Patrick Hall provided two hits and two RBI as Wayne Country Day topped Ridgecroft, 6-2, in non-conference action Thursday afternoon. Drew Barnes added a hit and an RBI. Mitch Turnage, Parker Smith Amane Godo and Zach Barfield all added hits...

North Lenoir shuts out Kinston in baseball

North Lenoir defeated Eastern Carolina 2-A foe Kinston 11-0 in six innings Thursday evening. Landon Letchworth got the win on the mound, throwing five innings allowing no runs on three hits. He struck eight and walked four. Daron Gray threw...

Hampton's 16 strikeouts not enough for Golden Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- Bobby Hampton's 16 strikeouts weren't enough as South Central stole a 3-1 victory over C.B. Aycock in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference action Thursday evening. South Central scored two unearned runs. Garrett Joyner led Aycock's offense with three doubles...

One big inning sparks Princeton

PRINCETON -- Princeton scored all of its runs in the sixth inning and defeated South Johnston, 6-1, in non-conference play Wednesday evening. Savanna Massengill and Kelsey Peedin led the Bulldogs with two hits apiece. Logan Pace and Charley Cox each...

Warrior softball falls to JH Rose

GREENVILLE -- Trisha Bell carried a no-hitter into the third inning and Eastern Wayne held a 6-0 lead, but J.H. Rose stormed back for an 11-7 triumph in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Wednesday. The Rampants capitalized on a pair...

North Lenoir trounces ECC softball foe Kinston

North Lenoir trounced Eastern Carolina 2-A foe Kinston 16-0 in three innings Thursday evening. Blythe Greene led the Hawks' offense with a double and a triple. Kelsie Stocks (2-2) and Nicole Robinson (1-2) each added two RBI. Allison Montague added...

Kliss notches lone goal for CBA

PIKEVILLE -- Anja Kliss notched Charles B. Aycock's lone goal in the second half of a 5-1 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe J.H. Rose on Thursday evening. The Golden Falcons (8-6-1 overall, 2-6-1 ECC) are the guests of...

Pittard has 9 saves in Cougars' defeat

Becka Pittard recorded nine saves in goal during Goldsboro's 2-0 loss to Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe South Lenoir. The Cougars took five shots on goal, including three by Jordan Christian. Goldsboro (2-7-0 overall, 2-2-0 ECC) entertains Kinston on April...

Warriors shut out Falcons on soccer pitch

Eastern Wayne scored in the first minute of the match and never took its foot off the gas on its way to a 5-0 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A foe South Central. Cheyenne Craft scored the first two goals for...

Burroughs walked, teammates handle offense

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- A day after breaking the North Carolina state home run record, Charles B. Aycock first baseman Meredith Burroughs didn't get in too many swings Thursday evening. South Central pitcher Kayla Harris walked Burroughs four times. Burroughs contentedly...

C.B. Aycock-S. Central softball box

South Central 101 001 0 -- 3 4 3 C.B. Aycock 270 010 x -- 10 11 1 Leading hitters -- South Central -- Brae Mizelle 1-4; Courtney Reynolds 1-3; Logan Waters 1-4; Lauren Conway 1-3 RBI. C.B. Aycock --...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Spring Creek turns back Princeton, 7-4

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Spring Creek's defense started out in shaky fashion. Logan Miller needed an inning or two to find his groove. Once the two meshed, the Gators cruised past Princeton, 7-4, in consolation-round play of the 2014 Deacon Jones...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Rosewood blanks N. Johnston in title game

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Maybe Jordan Gurley should get sick more often -- especially on days he's scheduled to pitch. The Rosewood hurler battled a 101-degree temperature and queasy stomach most of Thursday, but showed no ill effects against an old...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Day 2 boxscores

2014 Deacon Jones Invitational (at Princeton HS) Third-place game Spring Creek 110 102 2 -- 7 6 2 Princeton 200 101 0 -- 4 7 4 Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Logan Miller 1-5; Sawyer Smith 2-3, 2 RBI;...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Trojan softball team sweeps in-state foe Pfeiffer U

UMO Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive clinched a spot in the season-ending Conference Carolinas softball tournament with a doubleheader sweep of in-state foe Pfeiffer University on Wednesday afternoon. The Trojans prevailed 6-5 and 4-0. Ashleigh...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 6, D.H. Conley 5 -- Cameron Kornegay hit a walk-off RBI single to give the Golden Falcons a 6-5 win over D.H. Conley on Wednesday afternoon. Bryce Anders got the pitching win throwing...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Day 1 boxscores

2014 Deacon Jones Invitational (at Princeton High School) Spring Creek    000    00    --    0    2    1 Rosewood    500    05    --    10    14    1 Two outs when game-ending run scored. Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Allen Coor 1-2; Will Rouse...

Carolina Elite cheer squads compete

CHARLOTTE -- The Youth Diamonds earned Grand Champion Level 1 honors and placed first in their division during the Charlotte Grande Championship competition. Senior Onyx also placed first in their division....

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Betty Jean Gurley earned game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Barbara Hill and Nan Jarrell secured low gross and low putts. Linda Watson received honorable mention in low gross....

Stocks sparks Hawks on softball diamond

Kelsie Stocks led the North Lenoir offense with two hits and three RBI during a 10-1 victory over Farmville Central on Wednesday. Megan Lanier added two hits and two RBI and Dani Moulton contributed a three-hit effort with two RBI....

Brogden's 14 strikeouts not enough for Saints

DUDLEY -- Haley Brogden's 14 strikeouts on the mound weren't enough to silence New Bern on Wednesday afternoon. The Bears scored four seventh-inning runs and handed Southern Wayne an 8-4 loss in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play. Brogden allowed five...

D.H. Conley no-hits C.B. Aycock

Bryant Packard threw a no-hitter during a 10-0 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe C.B. Aycock on Wednesday evening. Packard walked four batters and did not record a strikeout. Tim Naughton endured the pitching loss for CBA. Kyle Davis...

WCDS routs Neuse Christian

Mitch Turnage led the Chargers with three hits as Wayne Country Day beat Neuse Christian 13-1 on Wednesday afternoon. John Strickland added three hits and two RBI, while Jacob Magera had two hits and two RBI. Patrick Hall drove in...

South Central doubles up Saints

WINTERVILLE -- Kevin Williams and Cole Barwick each collected an RBI during Southern Wayne's 4-2 loss at South Central on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference scene Wednesday evening. Josh Jernigan doubled and scored a run for the Saints. Williams threw...

Mooring has 16Ks in Rams' 10-inning victory

Austin Mooring threw all 10 innings on the bump as Greene Central defeated Eastern Carolina 2-A foe Ayden-Grifton 2-1 in 10 innings Wednesday evening. Mooring recorded 16 strikeouts and allowed one unearned run on four hits. Bryce Norman led the...

Warren, Warriors upset previously-unbeaten JH Rose

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne avenged an earlier loss and handed J.H. Rose its first blemish on what has been an otherwise perfect season on Wednesday evening. Tyler Warren recorded five strikeouts, walked five batters and earned the complete-game win during...

Staton, Tyler named field events MVPs during ECC 2A track championships

SNOW HILL -- Goldsboro's Da-Vionta Staton and Nickie Tyler earned Most Valuable Player accolades during the season-ending Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference track and field championship meet contested at Greene Central on Wednesday afternoon. Staton claimed the ECC title in...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Eagles soar early, shut out Gators

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- One inning usually doesn't determine the overall outcome of a baseball game. Wednesday afternoon was an exception. Rosewood's defense trapped county foe Spring Creek in a base-running blunder, exploded offensively during its first at-bat and cruised to...

Golden Falcons finish job against Saints, this time

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock had been here before and the result didn't end well. The Golden Falcons conceded a two-goal, halftime advantage against Southern Wayne last month and settled for a disappointing 3-3 overtime draw. On Wednesday evening,...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Jackson collars Bulldogs

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Princeton couldn't solve Tommy Jackson on Wednesday evening. Jackson had full command of his arsenal, mixed speeds and tossed a complete game during North Johnston's 8-1 triumph on opening day of the 2014 Deacon Jones Invitational. The...

CBA's Burroughs breaks state HR softball record

HOLLYWOOD -- Meredith Burroughs is the new North Carolina softball home run queen. The Charles B. Aycock senior broke the state career home record (41) with a sixth-inning grand slam blast during a 10-2 victory over D.H. Conley on...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Conference Carolinas baseball: Frederick earns pitching honor

HIGH POINT -- University of Mount Olive senior Josh Frederick has been named the Conference Carolinas pitcher-of-the-week. A left-hander, Frederick (3-1) added a new statistical category to his record -- a win as a starter and a complete game....

Conquerors fall to Friendship Christian

RALEIGH -- Friendship Christian scored the game-winning run on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh inning, and handed Faith Christian a 10-9 loss in N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A play. Jack Casbarro led the Conquerors with three...

2K14 Deacon Invitational: Dogs' title to defend

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Pitch and defend. According to coaches, the simple philosophy -- one difficult to execute over a seven-inning stretch -- will more than likely determine the 2014 Deacon Jones Invitational baseball champion. The four-team tournament begins this afternoon...

WCDS boys' tennis wins CPIC opener

Wayne Country Day launched its Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference season with an 8-1 triumph over Epiphany on the Wayne Community College courts Monday afternoon. Michael Knutson, Sam Dively, Miller Gerrard, Preston Edwards and Hunter Hawkins each earned a straight-set...

Ayden-Grifton trips up North Lenoir in softball

LITTLEFIELD -- Nicole Robinson and Janna Moore combined for nine strikeouts inside the pitcher's circle, but North Lenoir endured an 8-6 setback to Ayden-Grifton in an Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference game contested Monday. The Chargers collected nine hits on the...

Reid gets hat trick for Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rheanna Reid posted a hat trick (three goals) during Spring Creek's 5-1 romp over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Hobbton on Monday evening. Madison Harkay and Griselda Vasquez also scored for the Gators. Spring Creek (5-7-0 overall, 5-4-0...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No. 19-ranked Trojans turn back VSU

MOUNT OLIVE -- Jay Gonzalez collected four hits and two RBI, and No. 19-ranked University of Mount Olive claimed a come-from-behind, 9-6 victory over Virginia State University on Monday afternoon. Rob Shipman added two hits and two RBI. Mount...

Price slugs two home runs against Hobbton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Alanna Price hit two home runs and a double as Spring Creek trounced Carolina 1-A foe Hobbton, 18-2, in five innings on Monday evening. Ashley Marriner had a double and three singles. Sarah Ford, Daisy Martinez, Rachel...

WCDS diamond nine fall to Epiphany

Mitch Turnage led the offense with two hits, but Wayne Country Day endured an 11-1 setback to Epiphany in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference game Monday. John Strickland, Mason Bland and Drew Barnes each had one hit apiece to...

Gators' Rouse throws 1-hitter

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Will Rouse carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Spring Creek defeated Carolina 1-A opponent Hobbton 10-0 on Monday evening. Rouse allowed one hit and recorded eight strikeouts. Sawyer Smith had three hits and three RBI...

Cyclones trip up Chargers, 2-1

Community Christian scored with five minutes to go in the match and topped Wayne Country Day 2-1 on Monday afternoon. Taylor Willman scored the Chargers' lone goal off of Crawford Tanner's assist. Weather permitting, WCDS (5-2-2 overall) plays host to...

Warriors shut out Cougars on soccer pitch

Eastern Wayne fired 31 shots on goal and handed county rival Goldsboro a 6-0, non-conference defeat Monday evening. Cameron Dove had two goals for the Warriors, who swept the regular-season series. Megan Mozingo, Brennan Dove and Haley Cannon each had...

Rosewood clinches Carolina 1A men's tennis title

Rosewood swept the singles and doubles courts, and clinched the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season championship with a 9-0 victory over Spring Creek on Monday afternoon. The Eagles lost 12 games on the day. Dylan Cuddington, Jordan Price, Samuel Drew, Jeremy...

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Girls' soccer: Rosewood 2, Dillard 1 -- Jennifer Covarribus scored a goal and an assist for Rosewood as the Eagles took down Dillard 2-1. Phoebe Bills scored the goal and Maddie Honn added an assist. Sha'Qualia...

ECC 2A golf agate

Eastern Carolina Conference 2-A Match At Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course Monday Yardage: 5686 Par: 72 Goldsboro -- 336 Ayden-Grifton -- 368 South Lenoir -- 372 Greene Central -- 383 North Lenoir -- 385 Top 10 Finishers 1. David White (SL)...

Goldsboro High claims ECC 2A men's golf championship

Goldsboro junior golfer Matt Hall made a swing change last week he hopes will pay off in big tournaments down the stretch. He experienced some growing pains Monday, shooting nine-over par during a stretch of four holes on the back...

WCTF: Aycock's Warner sets school record, Golden Falcons get 'three-peat'

rcoggins@newsargus.com Roger Rhodes stepped underneath the main tent, put on his glasses and inspected the results posted from the field events. He silently calculated the points in his head and headed back to the track. More than three hours later,...

WCTF: Warrior boys sweep relay, claim 3rd straight team title

rcoggins@newsargus.com Never one to display his full emotions, Bubba Williams said Eastern Wayne "had a great day in the relays" during the boys' portion of the 2014 Wayne County Track & Field Championship meet Monday afternoon. A great day? How...

2014 Wayne County Track & Field Championships results

Results from the 2014 Wayne County Track & Field men's and women's championships contested at Rosewood High School on Wednesday afternoon: MEN TEAM SCORES Eastern Wayne 238 Rosewood 124.33 Goldsboro 99.33 C.B. Aycock 99.33 Southern Wayne 47 Wayne Christian 30...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Golden Falcons earn ECC softball road win

GREENVILLE -- Taylor Waddell fired a three-hitter inside the pitcher's circle, and Charles B. Aycock pounded out a 14-2 victory over J.H. Rose in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference game. Waddell went the distance for the Golden Falcons, who...

CBA's 1974 team was one big 'family'

PIKEVILLE -- Forty years ago, Charles B. Aycock baseball coach "Bud" King trotted out to the mound with no clue what he was going to do. His team was in trouble with one out against Jamestown Ragsdale in the N.C....

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Preps: JV sports

JV sports * Baseball: J.H. Rose 5, C.B. Aycock 4 -- Charles B. Aycock grabbed the lead with three-run, seventh-inning rally, but Rose escaped with the win in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday afternoon. Chandler Matthews led...

Trojans complete 3-game sweep of Crusaders

UMO Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- DeAndre Allen's sacrifice fly led to the game-winning run and No. 25-ranked University of Mount Olive completed a Conference Carolinas weekend sweep of in-state foe Belmont Abbey at Scarborough Field. Allen's one-out fly ball...

Dache has 24 kills, UMO spikers reach conference tournament finals

UMO Sports Information MISENHEIMER -- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team advanced to the Conference Carolinas tournament championship with a 29-27, 17-25, 25-21, 25-23 triumph over in-state nemesis Pfeiffer University on Saturday evening. The Trojans (15-11 overall) travel...

Rosewood boots Hobbton in soccer

NEWTON GROVE -- Samantha Allen scored one goal and recorded two assists as Rosewood defeated Carolina 1-A conference foe Hobbton 4-1 on Friday evening. Hannah Daniels scored two goals. Lexi Mercer rounded out the scoring for the Eagles. Rosewood (8-2-3...

Chargers' defense protects Tanner's goal

Wayne Country Day changed its formation at halftime and Margaret Tanner notched the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference rival Freedom Christian. Tanner scored off of Langley Barnes' assist. Goalie Bailee Creger recorded her...

SC shuts out Lakewood on softball diamond

SALEMBURG -- Rachel McCollum struck out nine batters and Spring Creek defeated Lakewood, 6-0, in a Carolina 1-A Conference game Friday. McCollum had three doubles at the plate for the Gators. Sarah Ford also added a double. Sydney Ocker and...

Rosewood's Hunter just misses hitting for cycle

NEWTON GROVE -- Freshman Keelin Hunter was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle during Rosewood's 14-3 throttling of Carolina 1-A Conference foe Hobbton. Hunter singled, doubled and tripled in five at-bats. Alicia Burns added three hits. But...

D.H. Conley trips up Southern Wayne

GREENVILLE -- D.H. Conley christened its new baseball stadium with a 9-3 victory over Southern Wayne in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference affair Friday evening. Jake Pollard, Peyton Ahlers and Philip Sanderson each connected on RBI singles to help the...

WCDS diamond 9 fall in league play

Wayne Country Day used four pitchers for the second straight outing and endured a 10-2 setback to Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference foe Freedom Christian. Mason Bland, John Strickland, Mitch Turnage and Jacob Magera all saw time on the mound...

Hawks' Letchworth tosses 1-hitter

La GRANGE -- Landon Letchworth threw a one-hitter and North Lenoir earned a 10-0, mercy-rule victory over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference Goldsboro at Alphin Field. Luke Jackson paced North Lenoir's offense with three hits, two runs and two RBI. Letchworth,...

Gators weather Leopards' seventh-inning rally

SALEMBURG -- League-leading Spring Creek weathered a seventh-inning rally and turned back Lakewood, 6-4, in their Carolina 1-A Conference contest Friday evening. The Leopards scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Will Rouse paced the Gators' offense...

Eagles overcome defensive miscues against Wildcats

NEWTON GROVE -- Jordan Gurley and Reed Howell combined for a two-hitter, and Rosewood overcame six errors in a 6-4 victory over Hobbton on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Friday evening. Gurley yielded both hits, struck out nine and issued...

33rd Greater Goldsboro Road Race results

Results from the 33rd annual Greater Goldsboro Road Race contested in downtown Goldsboro on Saturday morning: 1-Mile Run Runner, City Time Jaylen Sumler 8:52 Drew Cox 9:09 Nate Peck 9:18 Angel Vasques 9:28 Jeremiah Winders, Pikeville 9:49 Luke Winders, Pikeville...

Unbeaten Rampants defeat Golden Falcons

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Baseball is a simple game and Charles B. Aycock head varsity baseball coach Charles Davis knows some days the other team is just better. Such was the case Friday evening. East Carolina signee Mason Keen threw a...

C.B. Aycock-J.H. Rose baseball box

Friday's game At Pikeville J.H. Rose 024 300 2 -- 11 12 2 C.B. Aycock 000 000 1 -- 1 5 1 Leading hitters -- J.H. Rose -- Mason Keen 1-4, HR, 2 RBI; JD Clark 1-2 HRs, 2 RBI;...

33rd GGRR -- Gibson's return like visiting a 'time capsule'

rcoggins@newsargus.com Time might not be on Pete Gibson's side these days, but the avid runner proved he could hang with the younger guys Saturday morning. The Goldsboro native, who now resides in Murfreesboro, won the men's 5k portion of the...

33rd GGRR -- Jones, Mooneyham battle in 10k

rcoggins@newsargus.com The rematch should be epic. Three-time independent 1-A state cross country champion Connor Jones and Joseph Mooneyham staged a 10k race that left the outcome in doubt for about five miles Saturday morning. Until Jones, who always seems to...