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Sunday, August 20, 2017

FOOTBALL STATS: E. Wayne at Hunt

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Eastern Wayne -- Anthony McNair 15-89, 2 TD; Junious Tyson 4-4; Ricky James 1-5; Jehlin Cooper 1-1; Zeke Best 6-41; Andrew Lewis 1-(minus-5). PASSING: Eastern Wayne -- Best 10-15-1, 155, TD. RECEIVING: Eastern Wayne -- Marcus Rouse 3-78,...

FOOTBALL STATS: West Columbus at N. Duplin

W. Columbus    0    0    6    6    --    12 North Duplin    14    6    14    12    --    46 First quarter ND -- Sheppard 22 run (kick failed), 11:08 ND -- Archer 32 run (Archer run), 9:19 Second quarter ND -- Bass 4...

FOOTBALL STATS: Rosewood at C.B. Aycock

Rosewood    12    8    0    6    --    26 C.B. Aycock    21    19    7    9    --    56 First quarter CBA -- Hemmingway 1 run (Harrison kick), 10:27 RHS -- Reid 85 pass from Chapin (kick failed), 9:01 CBA -- Woodard 50 run (kick...

FOOTBALL STATS: Spring Creek at South Lenoir

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Collion Kittrell 20-72, TD; Javon Newsome 8-52; Jamerion Dawson 1-62, TD; Trae Roa 2-7; Cameron Jones 3-38. PASSING: Kittrell 6-7-1, 113, TD. RECEIVING: Dawson 5-106, TD; Spencer Jameson 1-7....

PREP FOOTBALL: Aycock prevails in Little River Rivalry

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Feast or famine. Such was the nature of Friday's sprint-styled edition of the Little River Rivalry, claimed once again in bother-me-not fashion by a pad-popping Charles B. Aycock outfit, which won 56-26 over Rosewood High....

PREP FOOTBALL: Gators cruise past Blue Devils

DEEP RUN -- Spring Creek kicked off its 2017 season with a 22-6, non-conference road triumph over South Lenoir on Friday evening. Jamerion Dawson accounted for two touchdowns -- a 6-yard scoring strike from Collion Kittrell and a 67-yard gallop....

PREP FOOTBALL: Saints drop opener to Screaming Eagles

WILMINGTON -- Ashley relinquished an early touchdown, then reeled off five consecutive touchdowns in a 38-6 victory over Southern Wayne on Friday evening. It was the season opener for both teams. The Saints' struck first on Tashaun Phillips' 53-yard touchdown...

PREP FOOTBALL: Archer, Bass spearhead Rebels' offense

CALYPSO -- Will Archer and Colby Bass combined for five rushing touchdowns, and North Duplin steamrolled West Columbus, 46-12, at H.E. Grubbs Field on Friday evening. It was the season opener for both teams. Archer scrambled for TD runs on...

PREP FOOTBALL: EW's Tyson scores pair of TDs

WILSON -- Junious Tyson logged a "pick six" and returned a punt for another touchdown as Eastern Wayne throttled perennial Big East 3-A power Hunt, 35-14, on Friday evening. It was the season opener for both teams. Defensive end Nick...

PREP FOOTBALL: Cougars click on all cylinders at Hobbton

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com NEWTON GROVE -- Elvin James' post-game recap barely lasted three minutes after Goldsboro dumped Hobbton, 56-0, on Friday evening. "Coaches?" he said. No assistant spoke up. Zxavior Bowden stepped toward James. What happened next spoke louder...

PREP DIGEST: JV news

JV • Boys' soccer: Wayne Country Day 5, Pitt Pacers 0 -- Thomas Gurley notched a pair of goals and dished out an assist during the Chargers' season-opening victory. Max Young, Michael Geer and Preston Barnes tallied one goal apiece....

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Hunt sweeps Eastern Wayne

WILSON -- Hunt played a strong serving game and dealt Eastern Wayne a three-set, non-conference loss on Friday afternoon. The visiting Warriors converted just 15 kills on 56 swings. Emily Newsome (seven assists) led the way with four kills, follow...

BOYS' SOCCER: Newell, Shaw combine for four goals

Seven different Wayne Country Day players scratched in the scoring column during a 7-0, non-conference romp over Burlington School on a humid, sweat-drenching Friday afternoon. Marquise Newell and Nehemiya Shaw punched in two goals apiece for the Chargers, who extended...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Eagles guides Chargers past Pitt Pacers

Kate Eagles dished out 32 assists as Wayne County Day swept the Pitt Pacers 25-8, 25-11, 25-18 on Friday afternoon. Lillian Freeman pounded out 12 kills, while Lexi Jeffreys had eight kills. The Chargers scored 14 straight points with Hannah...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

PREP VOLLEYBALL: North Duplin defeats Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE -- North Duplin served a season-high 37 aces during its 22-25, 25-10, 25-16, 25-14 non-conference conquest of Lejeune.Alyssa Santos paced a balanced offensive attack with 10 kills. Taylor Walker contributed eight kills. Callie Thornton pounded out seven kills.Anna...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Gators dominate Wildcats

Fernanda Martinez logged six kills and four assists as Spring Creek used past Hobbton 25-14, 25-17, 25-14.Shae Odom served a team-leading five aces and delivered six assists....

PREPS DIGEST: JV news

• Volleyball: Hobbton d. Spring Creek 25-21, 20-25, 15-11 -- Kloe Jordan provided seven aces during the Gators' 3-set loss. Jordan, Taylor Smith and Alissa Price each had two kills.Anna West had six assists, while Elizabeth Lynch notched three digs....

Friday, August 18, 2017

PREPS DIGEST: JV news

JV • Volleyball: North Johnston d. Southern Wayne 25-18, 16-25, 25-23 -- Freshman Abbey Parker collected eight assists for the Saints. Morgan Kennedy and Alissa Meadows served three aces apiece. Kelly Dail knocked down four kills....

JV FOOTBALL: Eagles soar past Golden Falcons

• Rosewood 18, C.B. Aycock 6 -- Avante George scored on touchdown runs of 7 and 18 yards in the Eagles' season-opening win. Davian Thompson hauled in a 31-yard TD pass from Will Harris. Elijah Joyner paced the defense with...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: North Johnston sweeps Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Senior Rebecca Coor passed out nine assists in Southern Wayne's 25-5, 25-17, 25-14 non-conference loss to North Johnston on Thursday evening. Junior Alexus Elliott provided six kills and seven solo blocks....

BOYS' SOCCER: Doulin strikes twice in CBA's opener

PIKEVILLE -- Senior striker Sean Doulin punched in a pair of second-half goals during Charles B. Aycock's season-opening, 5-1 conquest of county rival Spring Creek on a soggy Thursday evening. Ivan Delgado, one of five seniors on the squad, notched...

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: No rest for Halos, who put in the work

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- It was the type of heat that makes one question his sanity, tempered infrequently by a whisper out of the north that qualified, in all honesty, as angel's breath. But still, along the wiregrass...

NCHSAA HALL OF FAME: Goldsboro's Thomas part of Class of 2018

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com CHAPEL HILL -- Dave Thomas didn't mind that he missed his normal Thursday morning workout. The cool water of the pool at the Family Y? Oh, it can wait. Thomas tossed his swim trunks aside in...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Princeton volleyball

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- One by one they walked across the stage to accept their diplomas. Blake Hinnant. Erika Hines. Leah Narron. Daisey Eklund. Kortney Edwards. Beth Braswell. Mixed emotions streamed through Paige Renfrow. Six key pieces of...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Goldsboro boys' soccer

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com Goldsboro made a major stride on the soccer pitch last fall. The Cougars won the Eastern Carolina 2-A title outright -- the first in program history -- behind the leadership of eight seniors. The odds to...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Faith Christian volleyball

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com Step into the Faith Christian gymnasium. Depending on your view, you'll see a knight dressed in armor brandishing a jousting pole and riding a horse covered by a kelly green and gold renaissance-style blanket on the...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: C.B. Aycock volleyball

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- It's 9 a.m. on a Tuesday, and Charles B. Aycock volleyball coach Tangela Faulkner -- Coach T,  to members of her pass-and-block brood -- is trying to motivate her troupe for a warmup routine it...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Southern Wayne football

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Last August, with the high school football season squarely in the middle of the hype vortex created by the end of area mini-camps and the regular-season opener, Southern Wayne tabbed a new leader to guide...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Wayne Country Day cross country

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com Wayne Country Day has taken the girls' cross country scene by storm over the past two seasons. They emerged as the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association state 1-A champion in 2016 after a runner-up finish in...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Rosewood girls' tennis

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com Rosewood, annually, puts a strong girls' tennis team on the court. The same is expected this season. And the Eagles will compete with a new head coach, who -- after some prodding -- agreed to take...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Wayne Christian girls' golf

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com Quality over all else. That's really the only way to adequately describe the varsity girls' golf program at Wayne Christian, now in its second tour of duty under athletic director Mike Buddin.    In every appearance,...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Eastern Wayne boys' soccer

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com Everything, it seems, was different. There were the uniforms, new and splashy and trimmed by Adidas, presented to the players ahead of the team's full-bodied, end-to-end grind session early last week.   Look good, goes the...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: North Duplin volleyball

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- The stats and such, or anything resembling the stark-raving internet hoo-rah around sports analytics terms -- things like spread, predictive modeling or win shares -- don't mean very much by the whistle of Laura Thornton. It's...

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW: Spring Creek girls' tennis

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Fundamentals are so last year. Well, not quite, but Spring Creek varsity girls' tennis coach Donna Haggerty should enjoy the luxury of spending less time on form this fall, and quite a bit...

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Oates wants EW to set the pace

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com Clean reps, with pace. Such was the directive implored between whistle chirps on Wednesday by Eastern Wayne varsity football coach Leander Oates, who marshaled the Warriors through their second-to-last workout ahead of Friday night's season opener...

PREP DIGEST: JV news

JV • Volleyball: Goldsboro d. Hobbton 21-25, 25-18, 15-7 -- Grace Tart paced the Cougars with five service aces and three kills. Goldsboro (1-0 overall) entertains Beddingfield today. • Volleyball: Southern Wayne d. Fike 25-17, 23-25, 25-19 -- Kelly Dail...

PREP SOCCER: Abril provides Eagles' offense

Gio Abril punched in a pair of goals during Rosewood's 2-0, non-conference conquest of county rival Goldsboro at Branch Pope Field on a muggy Wednesday evening. Noah Bates assisted Abril's second goal. The Eagles (1-1-0 overall) travel to Goldsboro next...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Saints fall to Fike in four sets

Fike handed Southern Wayne a 25-15, 23-25, 25-22, 25-17 setback in non-conference action Wednesday evening. Alexus Elliott paced the Saints with eight kills and five solo blocks. Rebecca Coor handed out 12 assists. The Saints fell to 1-1 overall this...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Cougars ace Wildcats

Goldsboro served an eye-popping 21 aces during its season-opening 25-20, 25-19, 25-10 over Hobbton inside Norvell T. Lee Gym on Wednesday evening. Amber Pfennig logged five kills and five aces. Marcy Taylor posted five kills and six aces. The Cougars...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Warriors rein in Dark Horses

CLINTON -- Emily Newsome cranked out a team-high 13 kills as Eastern Wayne pulled out 22-25, 25-15, 11-25, 25-18, 15-9 win over Clinton on Wednesday evening. A senior, Newsome delivered six aces, picked up five digs and dished out 10...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PREP SOCCER: Saints earn road shutout

ROCKY MOUNT -- Three Southern Wayne players each connected on a goal during its 4-0, non-conference victory over Rocky Mount on Tuesday evening.Luis Gutierrez, Rodolph Enescar and Wildrens Doliscar each tallied a goal. Adan Reyes provided an assist.The Gryphons contributed...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Southern Wayne drops opener

Southern Wayne endured a season-opening 25-9, 25-16, 25-18 loss to North Lenoir on Tuesday.Additional details were not available....

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Archer is Rebels' confident leader

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- His handshake, callus and honest and not long removed from a full day in the employ of one Mr. Kornegay, is the first thing you notice. The voice is next. It's deepish with texture...

PREP SOCCER: Bryson logs hat trick for WCDS

SANFORD -- Hunter Bryson notched a first-half hat trick (three goals) as Wayne Country Day pounded out a 9-0, mercy-rule win over Grace Christian of Sanford on Tuesday afternoon. Bryson converted two assists from John Thompson and received a goal-scoring...

GIRLS TENNIS: Princeton-NoJo match postponed

KENLY -- Inclement weather rendered conditions unplayable and forced county rivals Princeton and North Johnston to postpone their non-conference match Tuesday afternoon. The make-up date is Aug. 23 at 4 p.m....

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Spring Creek sweeps Rosewood in straight sets

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek climbed into the win column with a 25-21, 25-21, 25-17 non-conference conquest of county rival Rosewood on Tuesday afternoon. The Gators improved to 1-1 overall and travel to Hobbton on Thursday....

GOLF: Walnut Creek LGA

Mary Morris seized low gross during weekly play contested by the Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association. Hiromi Sueki won low net. Dot Julian took low putts. Mary Morris emerged as the low-gross winner during an Eastern Ladies League tournament played...

PREP DIGEST: JV news

JVVolleyball: Spring Creek d. Rosewood 13-25, 25-15, 25-19 -- The Gators bounced from their season-opening loss with a come-from-behind victory over Rosewood on Tuesday afternoon....

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Eastern Wayne falls to Parrott Academy

Emily Newsome turned in a solid all-around effort during Eastern Wayne's 25-12, 25-13, 25-10 loss to perennial independent schools powerhouse Parrott Academy on Tuesday.The senior collected four kills, four assists and eight digs -- all team highs.Alana Kazar provided two...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

PREP GOLF: CBA takes 2nd in Invitational

Triton's Katherine Elliott earned medalist honors with a 9-over-par 41 during the Wayne County Invitational contested at Lane Tree Golf Club on Monday afternoon.CBA's Abby Sauls and Cleveland's Darby Reeder shared second place identical nine-hole rounds of 48. North Johnston's...

PREPS DIGEST: JV news

North Duplin volleyball d. Spring Creek 25-8, 25-21 -- North Duplin served 23 aces during its season-opening, straight-set triumph over the Gators. Michaela Jones led the Rebels with seven aces, followed by Gretta Lee with six. Hannah Martin contributed five...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: North Duplin earns 5-set win

North Duplin launched its 2017 campaign with a 17-25, 25-20, 25-21, 27-19, 15-12 triumph over Spring Creek on Monday evening. Taylor Walker pounded out 10 kills for the Rebels. Teammate Alyssa Santos provided nine kills. Callie Thornton and Kenzie Taylor...

GIRLS' TENNIS: Golden Falcons start 2017 with a 'W'

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock swept the singles courts during a season-opening, 8-1 victory over Corinth-Holders at the Wilson Cup Invitational on Monday afternoon. "Our girls have put in some hard practices and today it paid off," Golden Falcons head...

PREP FOOTBALL: 'ATH' aptly describes Gators ... up to this point

jhayes@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- ATH. The designation, used en masse by prep football analysts as a means to classify players without a tried-and-true position, is very much en vogue this fall at Spring Creek. In fact, a perusal of the...

GOLF: Lane Tree LGA

Lou Wilson was the game-of-the-week honoree while competing from the red tees during action at Lane Tree Golf Club. Debbie Edgerton and Nan Jarrell took low net and low putts, respectively. Mary Ann Sutton collected GOW accolades while playing from...

PREP SOCCER: Warriors, Cougars play to 1-1 draw

Freshman Edward Breeze notched the game-tying goal with about five minutes left in regulation to give Goldsboro a season-opening, 1-1 draw against county rival Eastern Wayne on Monday evening. Colin Williams logged the assist. Cougars goalie Matt Lewis recorded 18...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hawly implements different training course at CBA

PIKEVILLE -- The terminology, scrawled in angular penmanship on a yellow legal pad, reads like an obscure language. There are words and phrases such as goblet squats, DB good-mornings, trap-bar jumps and push presses. On another page, written with the...