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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UMO: Trojans, Brevard play to 1-1 draw

UMO Media Relations BREVARD -- In-state rivals University of Mount Olive and Brevard College played a 1-1 draw during their non-conference men's soccer match on Tuesday evening. Two lightning delays and lack of lighting ended the game in regulation. The...

BOYS' SOCCER: D.H. Conley turns back Eastern Wayne

Eastern Wayne's varsity soccer team, for the second time in 24 hours, squared off versus a Pitt County member of the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference on Tuesday evening, falling 2-0 to D.H. Conley at New Hope. And from the opening...

BOYS' SOCCER: WCDS runs over Oakwood

bcoley@newsargus.com At halftime of Tuesday's match against The Oakwood School, Wayne Country Day head coach Steve Ellis gathered his team closely, and told them to stay awake. No more words were needed. The players nodded their heads and jogged back...

JV FOOTBALL: S. Central 48, E. Wayne 8

Gera Davis had 100 all-purpose yards and Andy Lewis threw for at least 70 yards passing for the Warriors. Isaac Crossland rushed for approximately 65 yards. Defensive leaders were Equan Tne, Andrew Willis, Jonathan Morgan -- who each logged four...

GOLF: Walnut Creek LGA news

Faye Franklin secured low gross during play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Linda Cannon and Betty Holloway won low net and low putts, respectively....

GIRLS' TENNIS: J.H. Rose defeats Eastern Wayne

Bella Bowen and Samantha Roux each emerged victorious in singles action as Eastern Wayne dropped a 6-3 decision to J.H. Rose on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference scene Tuesday afternoon. Bowen claimed a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Mary Tate Tearney...

BOYS' SOCCER: Saints convert two PKs, defeat South Central

Southern Wayne converted a pair of penalty kicks and handed South Central a 4-1 loss in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Adan Reyes and Jose Rodriguez each punched in a PK for the Saints, who ended a four-game...

VOLLEYBALL: Lakewood cruises past North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Lakewood dealt North Duplin a 25-18, 25-20, 25-19 loss in Carolina 1-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Haley Brogden pounded out seven kills and collected nine digs for the Rebels, who slipped to 3-10 overall and 2-7 against league...

VOLLEYBALL: Ayden-Grifton takes down Goldsboro in ECC 2A

AYDEN -- Goldsboro tumbled to 2-2 in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play after a 25-23, 25-16, 25-22 loss to Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday afternoon. Becca Pittard led the Cougars with 13 kills. The Cougars (10-7 overall, 2-2 ECC) play host to...

VOLLEYBALL: Oakwood takes 3-set sweep from WCDS

GREENVILLE -- Katie Strickland emerged as the defensive leader with 13 digs in a 22-25, 20-25, 18-25, non-conference loss to The Oakwood School on Tuesday afternoon. Olivia Dively logged eight kills for the Chargers. Wayne Country Day fell to 7-10...

VOLLEYBALL: Princeton sweeps Carolina rival Rosewood

PRINCETON -- Princeton remained unbeaten in Carolina 1-A Conference play with a 25-7, 25-17, 25-11 conquest of rival Rosewood on Tuesday afternoon. Emily Ricks provided five kills, while Daisey Eklund contributed four kills and eight aces. Erika Hines registered three...

VOLLEYBALL: Carreno has 34-assist outing, SC wins in 5 sets

SMITHFIELD -- Ivet Carreno passed out a team-high 34 assists during Spring Creek's come-from-behind 22-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-14, 15-10 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Neuse Charter on Tuesday. Fernanda Martinez cranked out 17 kills, served three aces and collected...

FOOTBALL: North Duplin shuts out Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE -- Kenny Sheppard rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns during North Duplin's 42-0, non-conference victory over Lejeune. Sheppard scored on runs of 12, 15 and 1 yard. Colby Bass added 77 yards on the ground, including...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Volleyball: Charles B. Aycock d. Greene Central 25-9, 25-12 -- Sophomore Daelyn Brock led the Golden Falcons' offense with four kills. Brianna Martin, Ansleigh Boyd and Abigail Lancaster contributed two kills apiece. McKenzie Norris served nice aces...

BOX: North Duplin football at Lejeune

North Duplin 21 14 7 0 -- 42 Lejeune 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter ND -- Bass 7 run (Craig kick), 9:16 ND -- Sheppard 12 run (Craig kick), 4:04 ND -- Sheppard 15 run (Craig kick),...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

VOLLEYBALL: Eagles defeat Rebels in close match

A conservative, off-speed shot? Nah. Let's put this one away. Hannah Daniels tooled a kill off a North Duplin block attempt and served a match-clinching ace as Rosewood claimed a 25-27, 26-24, 25-18, 25-23 victory in Carolina 1-A Conference play...

SOCCER: Avalos, Gators keep Eagles grounded

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Run touchlines with reckless abandon. Play each ball with deft, one-touch class. Shout at one another when necessary. And when in doubt, fire on goal. That is the modus operandi this fall on the south end of...

GOLF: Sauls paces C.B. Aycock

 AYDEN -- Abby Sauls carded a nine-hole round of 46 and Charles B. Aycock finished second overall in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference meet played at Ayden Country Club on Monday. Leah Campbell fired a 49 and Anna Williams posted...

VOLLEYBALL: Golden Falcons sweep Greene Central

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock completed its regular-season sweep of Greene Central 25-23, 25-15, 25-6 on Monday afternoon. Arlanda Faulkner paced the Golden Falcons' offense with 20 kills and seven service aces, while Cyerra Carter contributed five kills. Hannah...

VOLLEYBALL: Wayne Christian falls to Cape Fear Christian

Hannah Sladick recorded 22 kills and 13 digs during Wayne Christian's 29-31, 19-25, 22-25 loss to Cape Fear Christian on Monday evening. Mercy Wright had six kills and one block. Ashlee Harrelson supplied five kills and 12 digs. Sarah Sawyer...

CROSS COUNTRY: Eagles, Chargers compete

Gray Young turned in a third-place time of 22 minutes, 35 seconds and helped Wayne Country Day edge Wilson Christian, 20-22, in a girls' meet contested Monday afternoon. Teammate Ashton Gupton crossed the line seventh in 24:13. Teammates Sophie de...

SOCCER: EW wins first conference match

Eastern Wayne snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over J.H. Rose on Monday. The Warriors' Josh Gross scored the lone goal within the first 90 seconds of the game. EW goalie Daniel Stevens tallied the shutout. The...

SOCCER: SW drops game against D.H. Conley

Southern Wayne dropped a 3-1 match to D.H. Conley on Monday afternoon. The Saints (2-6-1, 0-4 ECC) travel to South Central today....

SOCCER: Goldsboro wins first conference match

The Cougars clinched a 3-2 victory over North Lenoir Monday afternoon. Ruben Quiroz , Michael Eovine and Chris Pate each registered a goal. Goldsboro hosts Kinston on Wednesday....

JV DIGEST

* Volleyball: Rosewood d. North Duplin 25-12, 24-26, 15-3 -- Sophomore Maddie Honn collected five kills for the Eagles, who improved to 3-3 in Carolina 1-A Conference play. Rylee Meyers had seven assists. * Soccer: J.H. Rose 1, Eastern Wayne...

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIGEST

* Volleyball: Rosewood d. Spring Creek 25-6, 25-15, 22-25, 22-25, 15-5 -- McKenzie Amodeo served 11 aces and collected two kills in the Eagles' five-set win Monday afternoon. Alissa Price, Virginia Edmondson and Taylor Smith emerged as the leaders for...

NRYFL: Falcons soar past Grantham

* 12-Under: C.B. Aycock 39, Grantham 0 -- James O'Neal, Landon Frazier, Landon Bridgers, Armani Holmes, Zymez Howard and Amonte Pitts each scored a touchdown in the Little Falcons' win. Braxton Morton and Matthew Walton each added a two-point conversion....

Monday, September 26, 2016

UMO: Kaeding leads Trojans' charge with opening-round 72

UMO Media Relations HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- Julia Kaeding posted an opening-round 72 and shared seventh place among individual golfers after day one during the Battle of Old South. UMO is 16th in the team standings. Paula Guridi is tied...

NRYFL: Mount Olive takes two from North Duplin

Neuse River Youth FL * 8-Under: Mount Olive 34, North Duplin 6 -- Trayvon Usher rushed for two touchdowns. Alissa Brown, Ethan Keith and Ethan Nelson provided one TD apiece. Defensive leaders were Landon Schroeder (fumble recovery) and Keith Best...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

FOOTBALL: Warriors' defense stops South Central

Eastern Wayne's offense didn't finish the job. It's defense did. South Central cashed in two fourth-quarter fumbles, but the Warriors closed the bank before the Falcons could make their final two withdrawals on Friday evening. Sophomore free safety Junious...

FOOTBALL: Southern Wayne shut out by New Bern

NEW BERN -- New Bern exploded for 23 first-quarter points and posted a 50-0 victory over Southern Wayne in the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference opener for both teams Friday evening. The Bears held the Saints to 130 yards of...

FOOTBALL: Rosewood lights up Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- Rosewood posted two touchdowns in each quarter and hammered out a 56-34 shootout win over Hobbton in the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams Friday evening. Cameron Helt, Tronqull Blue and Michael Reid accounted for...

FOOTBALL: Lakewood's defense stifles Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- This season, Spring Creek has identified itself as a pass-first, run-later offense. The Gators committed to the run against Lakewood. One week ago, they did the same against Southside. The switch did little to improve SC's chances....

FOOTBALL: Gibson, Bulldogs run past James Kenan

PRINCETON -- As the old saying goes, too many cooks spoil the broth. Princeton dispelled that notion Friday evening, rushing as a team for 354 yards and four touchdowns to turn back Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan, 30-22, in...

FOOTBALL: Goldsboro falls to Farmville Central

FARMVILLE -- Farmville Central pitched a shutout for three quarters and cruised past Goldsboro, 36-6, on Friday evening. The Cougars' lone score was a 27-yard TD pass from KJ Alston to Jacob Owens. Alston concluded the night 8 of...

FOOTBALL: Wayne Christian falls short against Community Christian

Wayne Christian set two single-game school records during its 56-54 loss to Colonial Carolina Conference 8-man football foe Community Christian on Friday evening. The Eagles returned two kickoffs to the house -- a 85-yard romp by Austin Kornegay and...

DIGEST: Weekend

Boys' soccer Wayne Country Day 9, Pope John Paul 0 * Nine different players got into the scoring act as Wayne Country Day throttled Pope John Paul, 9-0, on the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference scene Friday afternoon. Noah Adkins...

BOX: Southern Wayne football @ New Bern

Southern Wayne 0 0 0 0 -- 0 New Bern 23 20 0 7 -- 50 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Southern Wayne -- Quentin Carlton 50; Manny Walker 33; Shawntwon Leach 6; Erin Ermilus 21. PASSING: Southern Wayne -- Carlton 1-14-1,...

BOX: South Central football @ Eastern Wayne

South Central 12 0 0 12 -- 24 Eastern Wayne 5 13 7 0 -- 25 First quarter SC -- Smith 78 kickoff return (kick failed), 11:48 EW -- Safety (ball snapped out of end zone), 7:54 EW -- Dove...

BOX: Rosewood football @ Hobbton

Rosewood 14 14 14 14 -- 56 Hobbton 8 7 6 13 -- 34 First quarter R -- Helt 45 run (Aburto kick) R -- Godwin 17 pass from Helt (Massengill kick) Second quarter R -- Godwin 12 pass from...

BOX: Lakewood football @ Spring Creek

Lakewood 15 0 14 0 -- 29 Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter L -- Safety, 8:13 L -- Bennett 38 pass from Tanner (kick failed), 5:47 L -- Oates 16 run (Campos kick), 1:33 Third...

BOX: James Kenan football @ Princeton

James Kenan 2 0 14 6 -- 22 Princeton 8 0 14 8 -- 30 First quarter P -- Gibson Jr. 1 run (run failed), 4:57 JK -- Safety, 3:13 Third quarter JK -- Wilson 53 run (Benitez kick), 11:43...

BOX: Goldsboro football @ Farmville Central

Goldsboro 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Farmville Central 14 8 14 0 -- 36 Fourth quarter G -- Owens 27 pass from Alston (run failed) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Goldsboro -- Dennis Coley 1-4; Darius Rodgers 2-8; Zxavior Bowden 11-53;...

BOX: Community Christian football @ Wayne Christian

Community 14 14 16 12 -- 56 Wayne Christian 16 24 14 0 -- 54 First quarter CC -- Winstead 6 run (run good), 9:47 WCS -- Kornegay 85 kickoff return (Preskitt pass from Waters), 9:35 WCS -- Kornegay 70...

Friday, September 23, 2016

VOLLEYBALL: Warriors, Golden Falcons stage epic classic

bcoley@newsargus.com In the waning moments of the fifth set, Charles B. Aycock eagerly awaited the serve from Eastern Wayne. The ball was dug in the direction of the Golden Falcons' Arlanda Faulkner. The junior attempted a soft tip -- a...

GIRLS' GOLF: Linksters face new challenge at GMGC

New practice makes new permanent. That was the prevailing bit of coachspeak Thursday afternoon at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Club, as six area varsity girls' golf teams competed in a dual-county match that finished in a hail of inclement weather. For...

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Oates says Warriors must eliminate crucial mistakes

rcoggins@newsargus.com It's been a busy couple of weeks in the Eastern Wayne football camp. The Warriors have worked through some "in-house" adversity, talked about better offensive execution inside the red zone and learned the importance of accountability -- on and...

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Smothers leading Spring Creek through passing game

bcoley@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Aaron Sanders is now in his ninth year at the helm of the Spring Creek football program. And he's never quite had a passing attack like he does in 2016. This season, Sanders handed the keys...

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Carolina 1A rivals hungry for a win

PRINCETON -- Conference play. It's the beast that lives on the dark side of August football schedules, when mini-camp brims with solidarity and blocking sleds get shoved about with station-drill ease. A patient number, it loiters in the circus of...

JV FOOTBALL: Goldsboro 34, Farmville Central 14

Damien Brown hauled in three touchdown passes and returned a 70-yard kickoff to the house during the Cougars' non-conference win Thursday evening. Brown's TD catches from Brody Morton covered 7, 54 and 38 yards. Morton ended the night an efficient...

VOLLEYBALL: Lakewood slips past Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Kayla Herring cranked out a team-best 11 kills as Spring Creek dropped a heart-breaking 21-25, 25-19, 18-25, 25-23, 9-15 loss to Lakewood on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Thursday. Herring also posted nine digs on defense. Fernanda...

VOLLEYBALL: Neuse Charter defeats North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Kenzie Taylor paced the offense and Abbey Pate led the defense during North Duplin's 25-20, 25-14, 25-23 setback to Carolina 1-A Conference rival Neuse Charter on Tuesday afternoon. Taylor delivered a team-high seven kills. Pate logged seven digs....

VOLLEYBALL: Wayne Christian pulls off 5-set win

After coming off a fourth-place finish at the Bob Jones (SC) University High School Invitational, Wayne Christian turned back Pitt 25-14, 26-24, 17-25, 19-25, 15-12 on Thursday evening. Hannah Sladick provided 15 kills, 24 digs, seven blocks and five aces....

VOLLEYBALL: Blue Devils sweep Cougars

DEEP RUN -- South Lenoir dealt Goldsboro a 25-21, 25-20, 25-22 loss on the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference scene Thursday evening. The Blue Devils exited in a four-way tie for the ECC lead with Goldsboro, North Lenoir and Ayden-Grifton. All...

VOLLEYBALL: Princeton sweeps another Carolina 1A opponent

WARSAW -- Princeton remained unbeaten in eight Carolina 1-A Conference outings this season with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-12 triumph over James Kenan inside Harmon Gymnasium on Thursday evening. Daisey Eklund posted 17 kills and served six aces. Kortney Edwards had...

VOLLEYBALL: Rosewood dumps Hobbton in 4-set affair

Rosewood continued its mid-season surge with a 25-17, 21-25, 25-23, 27-25 conquest of Hobbton in Carolina 1-A Conference play Thursday afternoon. Junior Toree Marak led a balanced offensive attack with eight kills, followed by sophomore Kaitlyn Kincaid with six and...

BOYS' SOCCER: Massengill scores twice in Eagles' loss

Stalen Massengill notched both goals in Rosewood's 4-2 loss to Carolina 1-A Conference rival James Kenan on a soggy Thursday afternoon. Massengill scored on assists from Gio Abril and Daniel Aburto. Rosewood (4-4-0 overall, 0-2-0 CC) is the guest of...

BOYS' SOCCER: Gators' Avalos turns in 6-goal outing

CALYPSO -- Spring Creek punched in three goals within a 4-minute stretch midway through the second half and eased past Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin, 7-4, at H.E. Grubbs Field on Thursday evening. Gustavo Avalos notched six goals, including...

BOYS' SOCCER: Hampton scores lone goal, CBA tops S. Central

PIKEVILLE -- Joey Hampton collected the game's lone goal and his Charles B. Aycock teammates preserved the advantage in a 1-0 triumph over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe South Central on Thursday evening. Coe Jordan assisted on Hampton's goal. The...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Volleyball: C.B. Aycock d. Eastern Wayne 21-25, 25-23, 25-15 -- Daelyn Brock paced the Golden Falcons' offense with 11 kills, while Ana Girard provided four kills. Sophomore McKenzie Norris and freshman Ansleigh Boyd served seven and four...