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Monday, May 2, 2016

UMO -- Weekend Notes

UMO Media Relations BANNER ELK -- University of Mount Olive men's and women's teams emerged victorious during the three-day Conference Carolinas outdoor track and field championship meet at Lees-McRae College. UMO, which won its third consecutive title, garnered 33 medals...

BASEBALL -- UMO wins CC title

rcoggins@newsargus.com BURLINGTON -- Glory gold. It's a timeless tradition at the University of Mount Olive. Whenever the Trojan baseball team is playing with high stakes on the line, you can best bet they'll put out those vibrant jerseys that have...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Rain suspends Princeton-ND softball game

bdavis@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- Thunder in the sky. Lightning on the mound. Pitchers Hailey Wood of Princeton and Rylee Pate of North Duplin battled it out on Thursday evening for 3 1/2 innings in a highly anticipated Carolina 1-A Conference rematch....

Chargers' chaotic pace bothers Eagles

jhayes@newsargus.com Wayne Country Day, emboldened by a chaotic new approach to life on the basepaths, sprinted past county rival Wayne Christian in mercy-rule fashion, 13-0, under threatening skies Thursday evening. The Chargers improved to 10-6-1 overall this season. Following a...

Bizarre play favors Spring Creek in 4th inning

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Dark ominous clouds, illuminated by lightning from time to time, slowly crept across "The Swamp" on Thursday afternoon. Despite the gloomy conditions, the baseball Gods shined brightly on Spring Creek -- a mere two days after...

Former CBA standout earns league award

Barton Media Relations HIGH POINT -- Barton College senior Rachel Jordan, a graduate of Charles B. Aycock, earned first-team all-Conference Carolinas in softball. The utility player appeared in 21 games at third base, 14 games at first base and eight...

Harkay punches in 4 goals, SC knocks off Rosewood

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Madison Harkay punched in four goals, including a penalty kick, as Spring Creek cruised past Rosewood, 5-2, in a Carolina 1-A Conference battle Thursday evening. Madison Sullivan converted a free kick and dished out an assist for...

Rosewood softball tops Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Keelin Hunter batted 3-for-4 with an RBI as Rosewood carved out an 11-7 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Spring Creek on a stormy Thursday evening. Officials called the game due to lightning in the seventh inning....

BOX: WCDS baseball @ Wayne Christian

Thursday's game at Wayne Christian Wayne Country Day 111 64 -- 13 15 0 Wayne Christian 000 00 -- 0 3 2 Leading hitters: Wayne Country Day -- Jacob Magera 1-4, 3 RBI; Amane Godo 1-3, 2 RBI; Zach Barfield...

BOX: Rosewood baseball @ Spring Creek

Thursday's game at Seven Springs Rosewood 101 000 0 -- 2 7 1 Spring Creek 100 300 x -- 4 7 3 Leading hitters: Rosewood -- Boone Moody 1-4; Ethan Chapin 1-3, RBI; Chance Howard 2-3; Hayden Amodeo 2-3, 2B;...

JUCO standout Flippin signs with University of Mount Olive

nwccrangers.com SENATOBIA, Miss. -- Sophomore forward D.J. Flippin of Northwest Mississippi Community College has signed a national letter-of-intent to play basketball at the University of Mount Olive next season. "I'm excited to continue my career at the next level," said...

UMO baseball advances in Conference Carolinas tournament

UMO Media Relations BURLINGTON -- Bruce Zimmerman worked seven innings and University of Mount Olive cranked out six extra-base hits during an opening-round, 7-2 victory over Belmont Abbey in the Conference Carolinas baseball tournament Thursday morning. Heavy rain, accompanied by...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

UMO dimaond 9 enter tournament in unusual fashion

rcoggins@newsargus.com BURLINGTON -- A No. 4 seed. It's an unusual position for the University of Mount Olive, which opened play against Belmont Abbey in the 2016 Conference Carolinas baseball tournament this morning. Each of the past six years and eight...

Cox's quick move sparks Goldsboro on soccer pitch

bdavis@newsargus.com No shootout this time. Two shots -- at the right time -- boosted Goldsboro's soccer team past Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference rival South Lenoir, 2-0, on Wednesday evening. The Cougars fell to the Blue Devils in a 3-1 penalty-kick...

PREPS DIGEST: JV news

JV * Girls' soccer: Wayne Country Day 3, Arendell-Parrott Academy 1 -- Lillian Freeman notched the eventual game-winning goal off a double assist from Langley Barnes and Janae Jones during non-conference play Wednesday afternoon. Barnes added a second goal...

Wilson Christian deals Faith Christian a 10-0 loss

Faith Christian concluded regular-season play with a 10-0, five-inning loss to N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A foe Wilson Christian. Christian Mills and Ethan Glover emerged as the Conquerors' offensive leaders. Cooper Voeller took the mound loss. Faith Christian (4-9...

Golden Falcons place 4th in ECC 3A-4A golf tournament

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock placed fourth as a team during the season-ending Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference tournament contested at Cutter Creek Country Club. The Golden Falcons shot a 350 on the par-72 layout that measured 6,881 yards. Mitchell...

CBA's Holt sets PR in 4-team track meet

GREENVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Trevor Holt recorded a personal-best mark in the shot put of 49 feet even, and won the discus event during a four-team Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference meet contested at J.H. Rose on Wednesday afternoon. Holt...

Rosewood softball hammers out mercy-rule win

Keelin Hunter pounded out four hits and drove in two runs during Rosewood's 18-8, six-inning triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Lakewood on Wednesday evening. Braylee Butts contributed three hits and an RBI. Kaitlyn Kincaid (RBI) and Kiandra Taylor (two...

Saints' Bryan no-hits J.H. Rose in softball

GREENVILLE -- Freshman Mackenzie Bryan threw her first no-hitter in varsity competition as Southern Wayne blanked J.H. Rose, 12-0, in a five-inning Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference game Wednesday evening. Bryan recorded four strikeouts inside the circle. Offensively, she batted 3-for-4...

NFL DRAFT: Reed says 'it's a waiting game' that has him nervous, excited

rcoggins@newsargus.com CHICAGO -- Jarran Reed could have entered the NFL draft last season. But a question loomed. Would he be satisfied as a second-round pick? His mother and grandmother both agreed the sheepskin he so readily wanted to give up...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

TENNIS: Eastern Carolina 3A tournament results

PIKEVILLE -- Results of the 2016 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' singles and doubles tennis tournament contested Tuesday afternoon on the Luke Vail Tennis Courts: Singles Quarterfinals: Jonas Creel (C.B. Aycock) d. Christian Chase (Southern Wayne) 8-6; Ian Burchett (Eastern...

TENNIS: Carolina 1A Conference tournament results

Results from the 2016 Carolina 1-A Conference boys' singles and doubles tennis tournament contested on the John Allen Farfour Courts at Herman Park on Tuesday: Singles Quarterfinals: Jake Williams (Princeton) d. Lowell Smothers (Spring Creek) 6-1, 6-2; Nick Strickland (Spring...

Golden Falcons remain unbeaten on ECC 3A-4A softball scene

bdavis@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock senior pitcher Allie Phillips entered the fifth inning -- up three runs with the bases loaded -- and closed out the game with six strikeouts and no hits. "They (teammates) tell me God is...

Aycock's mid-season slump continues on baseball diamond

PIKEVILLE -- It's been a strange month in Pikeville. Charles B. Aycock, used to shiny accolades and the catbird's seat amongst area baseball teams, absorbed an unusually quiet, 6-0 defeat yesterday at the hands of Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rival...

Goldsboro's baseball team ends LONG skid in conference play

The wait is no more. Goldsboro High, winless in various conference affiliations for nearly two decades, snapped its streak by registering a 12-9, Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference victory over Kinston High School on Tuesday evening. The long-awaited conquest moved...

Warriors, Golden Falcons taking players to east 3A tennis regional

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's Ian Burchett mumbled to himself and threw his racquet onto the court after hitting a short volley into the net Tuesday afternoon. His head coach Craig Hassell issued a warning and called the frustrated sophomore...

Rosewood, Princeton individuals qualify for east 1A tennis regionals

rcoggins@newsargus.com Good-luck charms come in all shapes and sizes. People turn horseshoes upside down so their fortune never runs out. Others rely on the age-old rabbit's foot. Rosewood ... well ... let's just say a washing machine is definitely necessary...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 18, South Central 6 (5 inn.) -- South Central pushed across three first-inning runs which ended CBA's string of 26 consecutive scoreless innings. The Falcons extended their advantage to 6-5 after two innings before...

North Lenoir doubles up Greene Central

La GRANGE -- Garrett Letchworth earned a no-decision on the mound despite a 12-strikeout, three-hit effort during North Lenoir's 8-4 conquest of Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference rival Greene Central on Tuesday evening. The Rams plated three runs against Letchworth....

Terra Ceia baseball upends Wayne Christian

Holden Foster pounded out three hits and drove in a run during Wayne Christian's 9-6, non-conference loss to Terra Ceia on Tuesday evening. Senior catcher Hunter Burt batted 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base. Will White (RBI), Mason...

EW's Wells, Smith combine for nine-hit shutout

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne turned a season-high three double plays and fended off J.H. Rose, 2-0, in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference game Tuesday evening. The third DP occurred during the Rampants' final at bat. Tanner Wells exited with one...

Princeton stuns Spring Creek in Carolina 1A baseball

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Scoreless through three innings, Princeton erupted for five fourth-inning runs and rode the momentum to a 9-2 victory over Spring Creek at "The Swamp" on Tuesday evening. The Gators suffered their first Carolina 1-A Conference defeat in...

Rebels' Brogden hurls 2-hit, 11-strikeout shutout

Haley Brogden tossed a two-hitter inside the pitcher's circle as defending state 1-A champion North Duplin claimed a 10-0, mercy-rule win over Rosewood in Carolina 1-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Brogden posted 11 strikeouts. Courtney Brock cranked out two triples...

Singletary leads Eagles in CCC golf match

BUIES CREEK -- Wayne Christian's Maciah Singletary turned in a season-low nine-hole round of 47 during a Carolina Christian 1-A Conference match contested at Keith Hills Country Club on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles finished with a team score of 215....

Goldsboro defeats Kinston in ECC 2A soccer

Tziah Kelly and Melissa Cox each scored a goal during Goldsboro's 2-1 victory over Kinston in their Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference battle Tuesday evening. The Cougars (8-4-2 overall) entertain South Lenoir today....

WCDS, Oakwood play to 3-3 draw

Janae Jones and Langley Barnes combined for two goals and two assists as Wayne Country Day and Oakwood battled to a 3-3, non-conference draw on Tuesday afternoon. Kathryn Hamilton scored the first goal for WCDS off a pass from Jones...

Fitzmaurice, Mercer lead Rosewood

Rebecca Fitzmaurice and Lexi Mercer punched in two goals apiece as Rosewood knocked off North Duplin, 6-0, in a Carolina 1-A Conference match contested at Branch Pope Field on Tuesday evening. Hannah Daniels and Tayzlie Tripple each tallied one goal....

Johnson punches in two goals for CBA

PIKEVILLE -- Sabrina Johnson punched in two goals and Charles B. Aycock upended South Central, 3-0, on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference scene Tuesday evening. Hannah Spier recorded one goal. Lauren Smith and Kennedy Sherman each had one assist. The...

Harkay logs hat trick for Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Madison Harkay registered a hat trick (three goals) and reigning Carolina 1-A Conference champion Spring Creek rolled to a 9-0, mercy-rule win over Princeton on Tuesday evening. Madison Sullivan added two goals. Jordan Lane, Amber Buchan, Mirna...

BOX: South Central baseball @ C.B. Aycock

Tuesday's game at Pikeville South Central 200 020 2 -- 6 13 2 C.B. Aycock 000 000 0 -- 0 6 3 Leading hitters: South Central -- Drew Nichols 2-2, RBI; Reese Farmer 1-2, RBI; Jackson Baker 2-4, RBI; Jordan...

BOX: South Central softball @ C.B. Aycock

Tuesday's game at Pikeville South Central 003 000 0 -- 3 7 2 C.B. Aycock 150 000 0 -- 6 7 1 Leading hitters: South Central -- Cameron Davis 1-4, RBI; Braelin Mizelle 1-4, RBI; Cameryn Criswell 2-3. C.B. Aycock...