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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Epiphany shuts out WCDS in girls' soccer

The Wayne Country Day soccer team experienced the same problem against Epiphany that it has experienced all year. The Chargers just couldn't score. They dominated possession, took more shots and looked like the better team for much of the 80...

Errors hurt Bulldogs in baseball defeat

PRINCETON -- Alex Harmon provided two hits and drove in two runs during Princeton's 11-7, non-conference loss to county rival North Johnston on Wednesday. Tyler Ricks (two RBI), Matt Daughtry (RBI) and Nick Phillips recorded one hit apiece. Tanner Flowers...

Princeton rolls past N. Johnston

Princeton easily brushed off non-conference foe North Johnston with a 6-1 win Wednesday evening. Jessica Brush scored a hat trick (three goals) for the Bulldogs and Chelsea Hawley had a goal and two assists. Kassandra Velasquez and Emily Woodward each...

Golden Falcons blank Bruins, extend win streak

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock scored its lone run in the third inning during a 1-0, non-conference triumph over border rival Wilson Beddingfield on Wednesday evening. N.C. State commit Meredith Burroughs threw a four-hitter inside the pitcher's circle. The right-hander...

Trojan stickmen advance to CC lacrosse finals

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- The underclassmen aren't quite ready to see their fellow seniors end their respective collegiate careers. They made sure of it Wednesday evening. Cameron Walsh provided three goals -- all in man-advantage situations -- during the University...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trojan women advance in CC lacrosse tournament

UMO Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive will make its first-ever appearance in the Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse tournament semifinals after a 15-8 victory over sixth-seeded Converse (S.C.) on Tuesday afternoon. Candace Corkin and Michelle Fortier...

Pitt County Classic: Saints claim 10-inning thriller after loss to SW Edgecombe

rcoggins@newsargus.com BETHEL -- The baseball gods, on rare occasions, change allegiances during a game. They certainly shined on Southern Wayne at the perfect time Tuesday evening. No-hit through five innings and their confidence disappearing during every at-bat, the Saints got...

Pitt County Classic: Warriors rally past So. Alamance, dump N. Pitt

rcoggins@newsargus.com BETHEL -- "Don't give in." Eastern Wayne head baseball coach Jabo Fulghum delivered that message after each half inning against Southern Alamance on Tuesday afternoon. His encouragement didn't fall on deaf ears, especially to three players -- Ryan Kelly,...

CBA slips past Panthers on softball diamond

PIKEVILLE -- C.B. Aycock held off a late charge from North Johnston and escaped with a 10-9 victory over the non-conference foe. The Golden Falcons cranked out 12 hits, including three hits and three RBI from Keely Fulghum. Allison Shingleton...

Hawley has 4 goals in Princeton victory

Chelsea Hawley scored four goals for Princeton during their 7-2 trumping of Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Tuesday evening. Kassandra added two goals and an assist and Emily Woodward notched a goal to round out the scoring. Jessica...

Pitt County Classic: Day 3 box scores

Pitt County Classic (at North Pitt HS, Bethel) So. Alamance 000 400 0 -- 4 2 3 Eastern Wayne 101 024 x -- 8 11 1 Leading hitters -- Southern Alamance -- Alex Durham 1-2, HR, 2 RBI. Eastern Wayne...

Carolina 1A leader Princeton shuts out James Kenan

PRINCETON -- Princeton scored four runs in the first inning and six in the third inning to beat Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan 10-0 in five innings Tuesday evening. Tori Paul and Savanna Massengill each had two hits and...

Pitt County Classic: CBA defeats Riverside, Powhatan (Va.)

aetzler@newsargus.com WINTERVILLE -- Bobby Hampton's performance against Powhatan (Va.) seemed like a tale of two pitchers. The Charles B. Aycock junior struck out the side twice and had eight strikeouts through the first three innings. Then came the dreaded fourth...

Wayne Christian stays unbeaten in league play

Wayne Christian scored eight runs in the top of the first and cruised to a 17-1 mercy-rule victory over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Trinity of Raleigh. Brandon Price had four hits and three RBI to lead the way for...

Pitt County Classic: North Lenoir slips past New Bern

Daron Gray picked up a victory on the mound after coming in to relieve Landon Letchworth in North Lenoir's 4-3 triumph over New Bern in the Pitt County Classic Tuesday. Gray pitched three innings of one-hit shut-out ball. Tyler Smith...

Rebels' Ivey, Britt combine for 1-hitter

Cody Ivey and James Britt combined for a one-hitter and 10 strikeouts in North Duplin's 19-0 trouncing of Carolina 1-A Conference foe Neuse Charter on Tuesday. Ivey led the Rebels offense going 4-4 with four RBI. Tyler Potter had two...

Wise's bunt caps Faith Christian's 7th-inning rally

Levi Wise laid down the game-winning RBI bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Faith Christian a win over N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A foe Trinity Christian 15-14 on Tuesday. Jack Casbarro led the offense with three...

Pitt County Classic: Greene Central falls to Riverside

Greene Central's seventh-inning rally fell short and Greene Central lost 5-2 to Riverside in the Pitt County Classic on Tuesday. Nick Kearney, Chandler Barrow, Austin Batchelor and Kevin Ormond supplied the hits for Greene Central. Austin Mooring endured the loss...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 8, Eastern Wayne 4 -- Chandler Matthews threw three innings of two-hit ball to lead C.B. Aycock to a win over the Eastern Wayne on Monday afternoon. The Warriors scored all four runs...

Pitt County Classic: Saints snap 11-game skid

rcoggins@newsargus.com Southern Wayne tossed aside its frustrating 11-game win streak like a worn-out rag doll on Monday afternoon. Kevin Williams threw a complete game, Drake Shaw smashed a home run and the Saints dumped Washington, 11-1, in mercy-rule fashion during...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Betty Jean Gurley earned low net honors and daughter, Teresa Shearin, claimed low gross and low putts during weekly play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Linda Cannon emerged as the game-of-the-week winner....

Pitt County Classic: North Lenoir earns split

North Lenoir upended D.H. Conley, 8-7, in eight innings during the Pitt County Classic on Monday afternoon. Orlando Cannon pitched two shutout innings and earned the win in relief for the Hawks. Tyler Smith, Landon Letchworth, Jacob Baird, and Luke...

Pitt County Classic: Warriors win slugfest

Eastern Wayne claimed a wild, 14-12 victory over North Stafford (Va.) on the historic Guy Smith Stadium diamond. Ryan Faucette earned just his second mound win of the spring. The Warriors (8-11 overall) tasted victory for just second the time...

Pitt County Classic: Aycock rallies past Alexander Central

aetzler@newsargus.com GREENVILLE -- After struggling at the plate for much of the season, Charles B. Aycock first baseman Jacob Naughton had found a bit of rhythm in practice. Head coach Charles Davis gave him a spot start to see if...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Rebels earn 1-1 split on softball diamond

Mikayla Koch batted 5-for-5 and collected three RBI during North Duplin's 13-0, mercy-rule conquest of East Duplin during the Duplin County Easter Invitational. Rylee Pate contributed three hits and two RBI. Shaily McCarty (two RBI), Christin Boykin (RBI) and Haley...

Cougar golfers compete in Palmetto meet

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Goldsboro High shot a final-round team score of 437 during the 17th annual Palmetto High School Golf Championships that concluded on the Jones Course at Sea Trail Golf Plantation. The Cougars placed 19th in first flight...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Baseball: South Central 4, C.B. Aycock 2 -- Charles B. Aycock (12-5 overall) surrendered all four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning during its 4-2 loss to South Central. Caleb smith had two of...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Trojans win 5th straight Conference Carolinas regular-season baseball title

rcoggins@newsargus.com TIGERVILLE, S.C. -- The season could have gone sour in mid-March for the University of Mount Olive baseball team. The Trojans couldn't find their identity. Returning starters failed in their duties and one key performer served a 30-game suspension....

Aycock's Madison Martin signs NLI with Lees-McRae

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Madison Martin experienced the proverbial trifecta during her official visit to Lees-McRae. The Division II school is nestled in the picturesque Great Smoky Mountains and offers a top-notch athletic training curriculum. Plus, the Bobcats are trying to...

ALL-AREA: Rosewood's Grantham picked girls' coach of the year

The All-Area second team consists of Krystal Yelverton (Rosewood), Naheria Hamilton (Eastern Wayne), Charley Cox (Princeton), Destini Covington (Goldsboro), Myleah Jones (C.B. Aycock) and "sixth man" Jasmine Covington (Eastern Wayne). "Before, I really wasn't concerned with my rebounds (but) this...

ALL-AREA: Aycock's Williams selected boys' top hoops player

The All-Area second team is comprised of Cody Ivey (North Duplin), Micah Smith (Eastern Wayne), Joel Davis (WCDS), Myron Carmon (Goldsboro), Michael Wooten (Princeton) and "sixth man" Victor Jenkins (Faith Christian). "It's a tremendous and rare opportunity when you coach...

ALL-AREA: Princeton's Davis named boys' hoops coach of the year

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Four returning starters who had played basketball together since middle school appeared poised to lead Princeton to a successful campaign on the hardwood this winter. It certinaly didn't start out that way. A double-overtime loss against archrival...

ALL-AREA: Eagles' Mercer named girls' top hoops player

rcoggins@newsargus.com Rick Grantham's phone rang one afternoon. Deziree Baker was on the other end. She asked Grantham if she, Lexi (Mercer) and Alicia (Burns) could meet with the first-year Rosewood head coach for a couple of preseason workouts. Grantham readily...