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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: Hobbton d. Rosewood -- Carrie Beckert had five digs and two assists in a losing effort for the Eagles. Jala Holoman had two kills and two digs. Rosewood (1-4 overall, 0-1 Carolina Conference) visits Princeton...

Trojans showing some hunger in preseason

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- A positive vibe. An excitement for new challenges. Hunger. The University of Mount Olive women's soccer team has displayed those characteristics in preseason practices, but there's plenty of room for improvement and growth on the pitch...

Lakewood turns back Spring Creek in Carolina 1A volleyball opener

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek started out in brilliant fashion against perennial power Lakewood on Tuesday evening, but it couldn't close the deal. Senior outside hitter Lauren Tew sparked a decisive fifth-set run as the unbeaten Leopards claimed an...

Rosewood offense explodes late in 1st half

aetzler@newsargus.com Rosewood soccer head coach Eddie Maldonado was nervous for most of Tuesday evening after watching his team warm up. His worries got worse when junior midfielder Marquail Almontaser scored for in the first three minutes. "That always makes you...

Walnut Creek Ladies golf news

Jewel Ivey claimed low net and Hiromi Sueki secured low putts during first flight play in an Eastern Ladies League tournament contested at Lane Tree Golf Club. Faye Franklin seized low net in third flight. Linda Cannon captured low putts...

Burton claims medalist honors on Northgreen CC links

ROCKY MOUNT -- Rosewood junior Lindsey Burton earned medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 42 on the Northgreen Country Club links on Tuesday afternoon. Teammate Alana Pipkin posted a 54. Charles B. Aycock edged North Johnston 165-166 in team...

Hawks, Jags battle to 1-1 draw

Mike Bednarz lofted a goal-scoring pass to Eric Holloway in the 56th minute and North Lenoir earned a 1-1, non-conference tie against Farmville Central on Tuesday. Jacb Baird had six saves in net. The Hawks (1-3-1 overall) play perennial Coastal...

CBA nets another ECC tennis victory

Charles B. Aycock remained undefeated with a 7-2 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe J.H. Rose on Tuesday evening. Ahston Walker, Casie Belom, Kassidy Pitchford, Sabrina Johnson and Emmie Collins each won their respective singles match. Walker-Pitchford eeked out...

WCDS stays unbeaten in girls' tennis

Wayne Country Day won every match except for No. 3 doubles during an 8-1, non-conference conquest of Kerr-Vance Academy on Tuesday afternoon.. Gianna Democko and Jennifer Pott played nearly flawless tennis the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, respectively. They combined...

Uzzell dishes out 23 assists in Chargers' loss to KVA

Unforced errors caused Wayne Country Day to fall to Kerr-Vance Academy 17-25, 25-10, 21-25, 22-25 on Tuesday evening. Rachel Uzzell had 23 assists and three kills for the Chargers. Sarah Crooks had 12 kills and five aces and Tiffany Larsen...

Mercer flirts with triple-double against Hobbton

Lexi Mercer was masterful defensively with eight blocks and eight digs as Rosewood defeated Hobbton 25-15, 21-25, 25-21, 25-9 in the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams Tuesday evening. Mercer also had eight kills. Ada Rivera logged six digs...

Princeton, defending Carolina 1A volleyball champ, sweeps James Kenan

WARSAW -- Three-time defending Carolina 1-A Conference champion Princeton handed James Kenan a 25-10, 25-16, 25-14 setback in the league opener for both teams Tuesday afternoon. Taylor Carroll and Kasey Edwards recorded eight kills apiece for the Bulldogs. Kortney...

Golden Falcons outlast Cougars on volleyball court

Charles B. Aycock was pushed to its limit by Goldsboro, but pulled out a 25-13, 25-18, 20-25, 16-25, 15-9 non-conference win at Norvell T. Lee Gym on Tuesday evening. Courtney Warner led the Golden Falcons with nine kills. Sydney Schmeltzer...

Sladick helps Eagles get first 'W' of season

Wayne Christian got its first win of the season with a 25-20, 25-19, 26-24 non-conference triumph over Greenville Christian at Clifford Gymnatorium on Tuesday evening. Hannah Sladick led the Eagles with seven kills and two blocks. Mercy Wright had three...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Preps digest: JV sports, middle schools

JV sports * Boys' soccer: Wayne Christian 4, Christ Covenant 3 -- Skyler Price notched the game-winning goal for the Eagles and finished with two goals on the day. Jaxon Anderson and Luke Suggs provided one goal apiece for...

E. Wayne-Goldsboro JV football game time changed

Eastern Wayne athletics director Jabo Fulghum announced Tuesday morning that Thursday's home JV football game with Goldsboro has been changed to 6:30 p.m. The Warriors are 1-0 overall this season....

Midway spikes Rosewood in non-conference play

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Rosewood handed Midway a 25-21, 25-18, 25-15 non-conference loss on Monday afternoon. Ada Rivera had 15 assists and Callie Thornton had 15 digs for the Eagles. Lexi Mercer filled the stat sheet with eight kills, three assists,...

Golden Falcons blitz Rams in straight sets

Charles B. Aycock handed Greene Central a 25-21, 25-16, 25-20 defeat in non-conference play Monday evening. Courtney Warner led the Golden Falcons with 12 kills. Taylor Daniels had eight kills and Alexis Bynum had six kills. Morgan Foss served up...

Ford drives Gators with 16-assist outing

Spring Creek swept Southern Wayne 25-6, 25-11, 25-17 on Monday evening. Rachel McCollum had six kills. Sarah Ford had 16 assists and Lexi Reyes had five digs for the Gators. Spring Creek (3-0 overall) opens Carolina 1-A Conference play at...

Parker scores Dogs' lone goal in 1-1 draw

Cameron Parker tallied Princeton's lone goal in a 1-1, non-conference draw against county archrival North Johnston on Monday evening. Nick Phillips provided the assist. The Bulldogs (0-1-1 overall) play host to Midway on Thursday....

Chapin has goal, 2 assists in Rosewood's home-opening win

Rosewood scored four second-half goals during its 5-1, non-conference win over North Lenoir at Branch Pope Field on Monday evening. Ethan Chapin led the Eagles with a goal and two assists. Stalen Massengill chipped in a goal and an assist,...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Frasier's game-opening kickoff sparks road shootout

BEAUFORT -- Johnny Frasier took the opening kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown and Princeton fought off East Carteret in a 56-42, non-conference shootout on the Crystal Coast on Friday evening. Frasier had 118 yards on 15 attempts and caught...

Mora has 118-yard outing in Rebels' opener

CALYPSO -- Emiliano Mora rushed for 118 yards and three touchdowns in North Duplin's season-opening, 43-22 victory over Southside at H.E. Grubbs Field on Friday evening. Mora scored on runs of 1, 5 and 3 yards. The Rebels compiled 341...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports • Boys' soccer: Wayne Christian 8, Wilson Christian 1 -- Holden Foster and Will White notched two goals apiece in the Eagles' home victory Friday. Skyler Price, Jeremy Bentley, Luke Suggs and Jaxon Anderson each tallied one goal....

Prep notebook: Johnson finds favorable matchup against Franklinton

Bennett Johnson, like most coaches, is a "run-first" guy. However, the former prep quarterback, couldn't help but smile after finding a favorable receiving matchup involving Joe Baker. The senior hauled in nine passes for 121 yards in Goldsboro's season-opening,...

Princeton girls win Open crown at Early Bird XC Invitational

WENDELL -- Princeton recorded four top-10 individual finishes and claimed the girls' Open Division team title during the Early Bird XC Invitational contested at Wendell Community Park on Saturday. Altheia Balageo led the Bulldogs' charge with a fourth-place effort....

Wayne Country Day nets another non-league win

Wayne Country Day emerged victorious on five singles courts and upended Faith Christian of Rocky Mount, 8-1, at Wayne Community College on Friday afternoon. Gianna Democko, Jennifer Potts and Taylor Willman did not lose a game. Ally Willman and Anna...

Chargers sweep Northwood Temple in volleyball

FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Country Day snapped a two-match skid with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-19 non-conference sweep of Northwood Temple on Friday afternoon. Rachel Uzzell had 10 assists and served four aces. Savannah Strickland had five kills and Stephanie Schappell had...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

WCDS-Faith RM tennis box

Wayne Country Day 9 Faith Christian-RM 0 Singles: Gianna Democko (WCDS) d. Alex Cheney 6-0, 6-0; Jennifer Potts (WCDS) d. Olivia Collins 6-0, 6-0; Taylor Willman (WCDS) d. MacKenzie Williams 6-0, 6-0; Ally Willman (WCDS) d. Marisa Pridgen 6-1, 6-4;...

E. Wayne-N. Lenoir box

North Lenoir 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Eastern Wayne 7 14 15 7 -- 43 First quarter EW -- D. Pridgen 15 run (Dove kick), 5:25 Second quarter EW -- Pridgen 2 run (Dove kick), 3:52 EW -- Best...

CBA-Rosewood box

Southside 22 0 0 0 -- 22 North Duplin 14 15 7 7 -- 43 First quarter ND -- Brock 5 run (Jaimes kick), 10:28 ND -- Mora 1 run (Jaimes kick), 8:58 Second quarter ND -- Mora 5 run...

So. Wayne-James Kenan box

James Kenan 14 14 14 0 -- 42 Southern Wayne 0 0 0 0 -- 0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Southern Wayne -- Tyaire Allen 11-93; Manny Walkers 6-23; Nick Kennon 5-19; Alex Bradley 1-(minus-3); CJ Stewart 2-3. James Kenan...

Princeton-East Carteret box

Princeton 16 9 17 14 -- 56 East Carteret 16 14 0 12 -- 42 First quarter P -- Frasier 87 kickoff return (Wooten rush) P -- Wooten 4 rush (Hewett rush) Second quarter P -- Safety P -- Frasier...

N. Duplin-Southside box

Southside 22 0 0 0 -- 22 North Duplin 14 15 7 7 -- 43 First quarter ND -- Brock 5 run (Jaimes kick), 10:28 ND -- Mora 1 run (Jaimes kick), 8:58 Second quarter ND -- Mora 5 run...

Goldsboro-Franklinton box

Franklinton 7 6 7 9 -- 29 Goldsboro 0 0 7 13 -- 20 First quarter F -- Taylor 7 run (Woodburn kick), 8:06 Second quarter F -- Person 1 run (kick failed), 11:21 Third quarter F -- Jones 3...

Chargers, Patriots battle to scoreless draw on soccer pitch

Wayne Country Day attempted 15 shots on goal, but had to settle for a 0-0, non-conference draw against Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on a humid Friday afternoon. Chargers keeper Patrick Hall logged his second clean sheet of the season....

Defending 1AA state champs shut out Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Defending 1-AA state champion James Kenan -- without its leading returning ball carrier Al Owens -- rushed for 252 yards and four touchdowns as team during its 42-0, non-conference triumph over Southern Wayne on Friday night. Senior Jaquan...

Eastern Wayne defense dominates North Lenoir

For a team hoping to repeat the success of its 2013 season -- and even surpass the outstanding accomplishments from last year -- Eastern Wayne certainly got off on the right foot in its 2014 season opener Friday night. The...

Late safety deflates Goldsboro

rcoggins@newsargus.com Can I have that play back, please? That thought crossed Goldsboro High head coach Bennett Johnson's mind as he watched quarterback Nashir Bowden get flushed from the pocket and get sacked in the end zone. The safety squashed the...

Greene's TD run provides early spark for CBA

aetzler@newsargus.com Charles B. Aycock defensive coordinator Allen Thomas didn't care where the ball got spotted, he wanted head coach Steve Brooks to gamble on fourth down. Facing a long fourth-and-one, Brooks called R'Keesh Greene's number. The senior back pounded the...

NC prep football scores

Alleghany County 34, North Stokes 6 Apex 46, Harnett Central 10 Ashe County 50, North Surry 42 Asheboro 38, Eastern Randolph 6 Asheville 49, Hendersonville 14 Asheville Erwin 42, East Rutherford 24 Asheville Roberson 34, North Henderson 14 Ayden-Grifton 40,...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Greenville Christian tops Wayne Christian with late goal

rcoggins@newsargus.com Had Wayne Christian played 80 minutes of soccer, the outcome could have possibly been different against Greenville Central on Thursday evening. But a passive first half and one second-half defensive lapse proved critical in the Eagles' 2-1, non-conference loss...

Gators build early advantage, hand Warriors loss on soccer pitch

aetzler@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Coming off a loss in its season opener against Southern Wayne on Monday, Spring Creek knew it needed to make a change. The Gators focused too much on playing balls through the middle against the Saints...

JV football: Williams directs Warriors to season-opening win

La GRANGE -- Malik Williams threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Jawan Holmes with 6:45 remaining in the fourth quarter to give Eastern Wayne 26-22, season-opening win over North Lenoir on Thursday evening. Holmes also hauled in a 38-yard TD...

JV football: Hemmingway has two TD night for Golden Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- The Golden Falcons built a 31-point advantage after three quarters in their season-opening victory over the Eagles at Hardy Talton Stadium. Freshman Michael Hemmingway paced Aycock's ground attack with 107 yards and two touchdowns. Tahj Thacker and freshman...

C.B. Aycock golfers turn back Rocky Mount

Abby Sauls led the way for Charles B. Aycock with a low-round 55 for the day. Rachel Boulanger shot a 57 followed by a 60 and 61 from Anna Williams and Isabelle Boulanger respectively. The low round for Rocky Mt....

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Betty Jean Gurley claimed game-of-the-week honors during a two-week stretch on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Lou Ellen Flowers (low net), Nan Jarrell (low putts) and Cathy Garris (low gross) excelled this week. One week earlier, Linda Hilburn and...

Michel's hat trick sparks Saints at home

DUDLEY -- Peterson Michel posted a hat trick (three goals) in Southern Wayne's 6-1, non-conference victory over North Lenoir on Thursday afternoon. Ulysses Ramirez added two goals for the Saints, who remained unbeaten in three outings this season. Byron Martinez...

Unbeaten Chargers shut out Rams in tennis

SNOW HILL -- Wayne Country Day swept the singles and doubles courts en route to a 9-0 win over Greene Central on Thursday. Gianna Democko, Jennifer Potts, Taylor Willman, Ally Willman, Eliza Eagles and Anna Allen won the singles matches....

Spring Creek earns regular-season sweep of Wayne Christian

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek completed its regular-season sweep of Wayne Christian, 25-11, 25-18, 25-11, on Thursday afternoon. Emily Wells had two aces for the Eagles. Reagan Taylor had seven digs. Wayne Christian (0-2 overall) plays host to Greenville Christian...

Hawks soar to 3-set road win

Allyson Heath had nine service points and 20 assists and North Lenoir toppled Southern Wayne 25-10, 25-14, 25-11 Thursday evening. Mya Parks had 14 service points and seven kills for the Hawks. Paige Sports had 10 service points and seven...

Mercer has 16 kills in Rosewood's three-set win over GC

SNOW HILL -- Lexi Mercer had 16 kills and nine digs to lead Rosewood to a comfortable 25-22, 25-11, 25-16 non-conference win over Greene Central Thursday evening. Ada Rivera had 24 assists and five digs for the Eagles. Callie Thornton...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood 2, Greene Central 0 -- Rosewood swept Greene Cenral 25-18, 25-15 in the JV match on Thursday evening. Stats were not provided....

FOOTBALL TAB: Spring Creek roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Jamal Davis RB/CB 5-8 110 Soph. 3 Jordan Hicks SE/LB 6-2 190 Sr. 4 Matt Dupuy QB/CB 5-7 110 Soph. 7 Jessie Casper RB/S 5-8 125 Soph. 9 Lewis Sampson SE/CB 5-10 135...

FOOTBALL TAB: Sanders attempting to emulate teachings from former coach

aetzler@newsargus.com Coming off one of the better seasons in Spring Creek's young football history, head coach Aaron Sanders realizes his system is working. He just needs to keep building and perfecting it. The Gators finished the season 3-9 in 2013...

FOOTBALL TAB: Southern Wayne roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Shamar Faison RB/LB 6-2 175 Sr. 2 Marquail Roddick WR/DB 6-3 176 Sr. 5 Xzavier Pearsall RB/DB 6-0 170 Sr. 6 Zach Buff WR/DB 5-5 126 Jr. 8 Manny Walker RB/DB 5-10 160...

FOOTBALL TAB: Rosewood roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Marquail Almontaser SE/DB 5-9 165 Jr. 2 Quan Joyner SE/DB 5-9 150 Sr. 3 Bronton Woodard RB/DB 5-9 165 Jr. 7 Nick Martin SE/DB 5-8 130 Sr. 8 Cameron Helt QB/DB 5-7 175...

FOOTBALL TAB: Preseason trip to Ronald McDonald House beneficial for Eagles

aetzler@newsargus.com A week into the football season, the Rosewood football team took a trip to Greenville. The Eagles visited East Carolina University and checked out Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. It was a cool experience for many of the players, but it wasn't...

FOOTBALL TAB: Princeton roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Jordan Craft WR/DB 5-8 160 Sr. 2 Jarrett Pearce QB/DB 5-8 165 Jr. 3 Cameron Jackson WR/FS 5-11 165 Soph. 5 Earl Gibson WR/DB 5-7 160 Soph. 6 Vicente Mendez K/P 5-9 165...

FOOTBALL TAB: Bulldogs continue to knock on door to earn elite status in 1A play

A placard on the wall inside his office has become a valuable teaching tool for third-year Princeton head football coach Derrick Minor. It's a formula directed toward sports and everyday life -- E + R = O. Minor beams when...

FOOTBALL TAB: North Duplin roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 5 JP Payton QB/DB 5-9 160 Jr. 7 Cedrick Kornegay WR/DB 5-11 165 Sr. 9 William Archer QB/OLB 5-9 191 Jr. 10 Chase King B/DB 5-7 129 Soph. 14 Emiliano Mora B/DB 5-9 210...

FOOTBALL TAB: Martin hopes to 'blue-collar' attitude from young North Duplin team

aetzler@newsargus.com A gold-painted tool box sits in front as the North Duplin football team takes their team photo for the upcoming season. It has a twin sitting in the trophy case at the school. There is nothing inside. The tool...

FOOTBALL TAB: The future belongs to Princeton's Johnny Frasier

The clicking of his cleats echoed down the silent hallway. A shadow appeared in the door. The hulking figure turned sideways to avoid hitting the door frame. A slight smile creased Derrick Minor's face. Princeton running back Johnny Frasier, in...

FOOTBALL TAB: James Kenan roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Kendrick Whitfield RB/LB 5-6 150 Sr. 2 Daquan Mann Rec/DB 5-11 170 Sr. 3 Khalil Savage RB/DB 5-7 152 Sr. 4 John Brooks Rec/LB 6-4 186 Jr. 5 Telvin Wallace Rec/DB 5-10 159...

FOOTBALL TAB: Graduation takes away skilled, athletic players from James Kenan

During the last couple of years, there's been a handful of eastern North Carolina prep football powerhouses capable of winning the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A state championship. James Kenan is included in that group. Since Ken Avent Jr.'s...

FOOTBALL TAB: Johnson seeks to infuse new energy, internal drive into Goldsboro

Bennett Johnson is glad Goldsboro is the second year of its home-and-home contracts with some non-conference teams on its schedule. But before the pacts expire, the first-year head varsity coach has to guide the Cougars through another rigorous campaign. Eight...

FOOTBALL TAB: Eastern Wayne set standard among ECC 3A teams last season

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne set a higher standard for future teams and its Wayne County brethren during the 2013 season. But the Warriors feel empty from that record-setting campaign. There's neither a conference nor an eastern regional championship to show for...

FOOTBALL TAB: Ayden-Grifton favored to defend ECC 2A title

rcoggins@newsargus.com Bennett Johnson has always been a fan of high school football in eastern North Carolina -- long before he donned a Wilson Beddingfield uniform and turned in a record-setting prep career. He knows the traditions. He remembers the ups...

FOOTBALL TAB: Eastern Wayne roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Dayshawn Pridgen ATH 5-6 150 Sr. 2 KK Best QB/FS 5-7 175 Jr. 3 Micah Smith ATH 6-1 175 Sr. 4 Dameko Artis LB 5-9 165 Sr. 5 Blake Hartsfield C 5-10 175...

FOOTBALL TAB: Williams says Warriors have to be hungry, can't be satisfied with 2013 success

Bubba Williams has worked diligently -- and tirelessly -- to change the culture of Eastern Wayne football. He's still got more work to do. The Warriors enter 2014 on the heels of the program's most-successful season. Williams' squad won 11...

FOOTBALL TAB: In-practice skirmish valuable teaching tool for Golden Falcons

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- It was just the third practice in shoulder pads and Jarrett Scott had already had enough. Charles B. Aycock head coach Steve Brooks had been riding the tight end hard during the first two practices, and the...

FOOTBALL TAB: Teams are chasing Kenan, Princeton in Carolina 1A

aetzler@newsargus.com James Kenan head coach Ken Avent Jr. knows about the daily grind of being successful in the Carolina 1-A conference. He's nearly perfected it. In seven years at the helm of the Tigers, he's brought home two state championships...

Golden Falcons net 2nd ECC win of season

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Summer Pennington continues to search for the right pieces to put Charles B. Aycock in contention for a regular-season conference championship and a dual-team tennis playoff berth. John Fonvielle needs some freshmen. The Golden Falcons, who return...

C.B. Aycock-Southern Wayne tennis box

C.B. Aycock 9 Southern Wayne 0 Singles: Ashton Walker (CBA) d. Hope Jones 6-1, 6-1; Cassidy Coerver (CBA) d. Alli Barrow 6-0, 6-1; Casie Belom (CBA) d. Brooke Kornegay 6-0, 6-0; Kassidy Pitchford (CBA) d. Stephanie Gonzalez 6-0, 6-1; Sabrina...

Britt, Brooks: 'Fresh legs' important for season-opening game

rcoggins@newsargus.com During its previous two meetings against county football rival Charles B. Aycock, Rosewood has struggled to put fresh legs on the field in the fourth quarter. The Golden Falcons, on each occasion, pulled away for the win. With six...