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Wednesday, March 31, 2004

South Central slips by Aycock in baseball

PIKEVILLE -- Play every pitch. South Central coach Robert "Peanut" Langston shouted that simple instruction to his team during early-inning action against Charles B. Aycock, and his team listened. The host Golden Falcons, however, squandered a few of those...

North Johnston's Evans paces Panthers over Rosewood

KENLY -- Last spring, North Johnston ace pitcher Candace Evans struggled under rainy conditions in the second round of the Class 1-A N.C. High School Athletic Association softball playoffs in a tough, 5-4 loss at Midway. The junior right-hander faced...

Saints get first ECC win at Warriors' expense

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne baseball coach Trae McKee took a page from the U.S. Postal Service for their 6-5 win last night over visiting Eastern Wayne at the Doyle Whitfield Sports Complex. Neither rain, nor cold, nor the gloom of...

Softball -- Burroughs' hit pushes CBA past South Central

PIKEVILLE -- Kandace Burroughs delivered the game-winning in the sixth inning as Charles B. Aycock escaped previously-unbeaten South Central 1-0 in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action Tuesday. The Golden Falcons (9-0) remained unbeaten in five league outings and extended...

Softball -- Rebels fall to Farmville Central

FARMVILLE -- Marlyn Ball banged out a pair of hits as North Duplin dropped a 9-0 decision to Carolina 1-A Conference foe Farmville Central on Tuesday. Jaguars pitcher Margo Brady limited the Rebels to one hit and struck out five...

Track -- Greene Central girls dominate meet

LAGRANGE -- Greene Central's girls track team dominated a three-team, Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference meet Monday afternoon at North Lenoir. The Lady Rams scored 104 points to easily outpace the host Hawks (56) and visiting Tarboro (1). Brianna...

Softball -- Faith Christian stops Mount Calvary

Lauren Stocks, Elizabeth Mooring and Christie Charles accounted for four RBI as Faith Christian slid past Mount Calvary of Hookerton 13-6 in a Mid-Athletic Christian Athletic Association 2-A game Tuesday. Stocks and Mooring each batted 2-for-3 with an RBI for...

Track -- Warriors' Vogt wins three races

JACKSONVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's Jamie Vogt posted three, first-place finishes as the Warriors finished third in a four-team meet in Jacksonville on Tuesday. Vogt took first in the 800 (2:38), 1600 (6:05) and 3200 (13:28). The Warriors finished with 48...

Soccer -- Chargers fall at home

Kerr-Vance scored two first-half goals as Wayne Country Day dropped a 2-0 loss to the Spartans on Tuesday at the Chargers' field. The loss dropped Wayne Country Day (4-2 overall) to 1-2 in the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference. The...

Tennis -- Rams sweep North lenoir

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central dropped only four sets in singles play as it dominated North Lenoir 9-0 in Classes 2-A Eastern Plains/1-A Carolina Conference play on Tuesday at the Greene Central Tennis Complex. Andrew Hulbert, Brent Darden, Lin Hall,...

Tennis -- Warriors cruise past South Central

WINTERVILLE -- Eastern Wayne won five-of-six singles contests and swept all three doubles matches in an 8-1 win at South Central's courts on Tuesday. Alex Bryant, Ben Zaccardi, James Arceneaux, Andrew Smith and John King claimed singles' wins, while the...

Softball -- Chargers beat Gators in late innings

LITTLEFIELD -- Kelley Dunn swatted an inside-the-park home run and Ayden-Grifton added six runs in the bottom of the sixth in a 7-1 win against Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Spring Creek. The Chargers, the reigning Carolina champions, remained tied atop...

Soccer -- Bradshaw's goals lead Spring Creek

TARBORO -- Spring Creek's Christie Bradshaw scored two goals in the second half to guide the Gators in a 2-1 win at Tarboro on Monday. Bradshaw tallied the first goal eight minutes into the second half and added her second...

Baseball -- Render throws one-hitter for Rosewood

KENLY -- Rosewood evened its Class 1-A Carolina Conference worksheet at 2-2 with a 10-0 victory against North Johnston. Officials halted the contest after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. Micheal Render struck out 10 and yielded one...

Baseball -- Jones leads FC past North Duplin

FARMVILLE -- Farmville Central got a strong outing from Kyle Jones on Tuesday, helping the Jaguars earn a 9-3 win at North Duplin in a Carolina 1-A Conference matchup. Jones didn't allow an earned run in four innings of work,...

Baseball -- Kinston rolls past Goldsboro

KINSTON -- Goldsboro's Clemente Battle got the lone hit for the Cougars in a 27-0 loss at the Vikings' field on Tuesday. Kinston's Ben Lanier had five hits, including a home run and a double. Reggie Dixon, Richard Nobles and...

Baseball -- Spring Creek upends Ayden-Grifton

LITTLEFIELD -- Josh Lewis ripped a two-RBI hit to right center field as Spring Creek rallied past Ayden-Grifton 3-1 in an eight-inning, Class 1-A Carolina Conference thriller Tuesday afternoon. With two outs and the score tied at 1-1, the Gators'...

Local baseball players show up at all area colleges

Some of the area's collegiate baseball talent are playing right down the road at Mount Olive College. Some are a good five-hour drive away. Regardless, there are some solid seasons and numbers in the works out there that are...

Wolfpack Caravan set for Goldsbooro

N.C. State head football coach Chuck Amato and head women's basketball coach Kay Yow will be the keynote speakers at the N.C. State Wolfpack Club's Spring Caravan on April 14 at Walnut Creek Country Club. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m....

Tennis -- Gators drop Rosewood

Spring Creek's Cliff Wilson avenged a loss last week to Rosewood's Wesley Lovelady at number one singles as the Gators' emerged with a 7-1 win on the Eagles' courts on Tuesday. The win boosted Spring Creek (8-1 overall) to 7-1...

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Golf -- A good walk -- blown away

PIKEVILLE -- Mark Twain once said that "golf is a good walk spoiled." The golfers competing in Monday's Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meet wouldn't have disagreed with the 19th-century novelist. A mere four players completed their respective 18-hole round...

Soccer -- Maloney leads NL past Eagles

North Lenoir center midfielder Katie Maloney was late coming out for soccer this season because of the Lady Hawks' lengthy basketball playoff run. She hasn't missed a beat since joining the squad, and seems to have even brought some...

Prep baseball roundup

Wayne Country Day's baseball team out-hit Greenfield School on Monday, but fell 6-4 in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference play at the Eastern Carolina Athletic Park. The Chargers' Shivar Person, who had three hits, and Kevin Logan, who added two...

Prep tennis roundup

Eastern Wayne claimed two of three doubles matches in claiming a 5-4 win at home on Monday over TEACH. TEACH and the Warriors split their singles matches, each winning three. Ben Ziccardi, James Arceneaux and John Kin won singles matches...

Prep soccer roundup

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Mary Beth Hooks and Jessy Lamb tallied a hat-trick (three goals) each to lead the Golden Falons in a 8-0 win over West Craven at home on Monday. The win improved Aycock (6-3 overall) to...

Prep golf roundup

Chargers win Carolina 1-A meet FARMVILLE -- Ayden-Grifton's Adam Andrews fired a 36 to take medalist honors at Farmville Country Club on Monday in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference match. Paced by Andrew's 36 and David Robinson's 37, the Chargers...

Prep track roundup

Rosewood's boys ran away with a three-team, Class 1-A Carolina Conference track meet on Monday at the Eagles' track. The Eagles claimed 114 team points and defeated North Johnston (58) and Princeton (14). Fueled by a sweep in all four...

WCMA applications begin April 5

The Wayne County Men's Amateur Tournament committee has announced that applications for this year's tournament will be available starting April 5. Applications may be picked up at First Tee Golf Shop and all local golf courses, or by logging...

Mount Olive baseball ranked No. 25

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College is ranked No. 25 in this week's Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II Top 30 poll released Monday. Mount Olive is 27-10 overall and 12-6 in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference. The Trojans dropped 10...

Monday, March 29, 2004

Six area players on ihigh.com all-state list

Six area basketball players were selected to the northcarolina.ihigh.com all-state basketball teams, while three others earned honorable mention status in the internet web site's list, published Friday. Spring Creek's Josh Bishop and Princeton's Karter Yutzy (Class 1-A) and North...

Correction

In Sunday's News-Argus article on the All-Area basketball team, we accidentally left out Goldsboro High School's Ray Brinson as an honorable mention selection. In an article on coach of the year selectee Michael Olliver, we incorrectly stated that Southern Wayne...

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Cougars' Bryant creates worthy legacy

Legacy. Most players begin their high school careers with hopes and dreams of leaving their mark at their respective school. Goldsboro senior Clintoria Bryant is one of those special players who will be remembered for years, even generations into...

Rosewood duo gets best effort from team

Rosewood girls basketball coaches Jerry Narron and June Hill shared a common vision when they took over a team without an explosive scorer or playmaker. Still, they also knew they had coachable, athletic players who had a desire to...

Son's illness inspires dad at SW

DUDLEY -- Inspiration is derived from a variety of sources, but none can be more spiritual or uplifting than the relationship between a father and son. But the strong bond between Michael Olliver Sr. and Jr. took a huge...

Spring Creek drops Carolina 1-A battle

FARMVILLE -- Spring Creek's Jes Snyder and Josh Lewis had two hits each, but Farmville Central posted a three-run sixth on its way to a 6-5 win at home over Spring Creek. The Jaguars' Jared Beddard slapped a game-tying double...

Mobley shuts down Saints

DUDLEY -- Washington's Aaron Mobley pitched seven innings, giving up just one run on five hits as the Pam Pack emerged with a 5-1 win at Southern Wayne on Friday. Washington's Landon Moblin supplied a big, three-run home run in...

Defending 2-A champs dominate Chargers

Kerr-Vance Academy, last year's N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 2-A champion popped Wayne Country Day 19-4 Friday at the Eastern Carolina Athletic Park. Although the Spartans scored only one run in the opening inning, they sent at least eight...

Cougars improving game by game

It's not about the win for Goldsboro's baseball team -- not right now. It's not even about the runs. It's about getting better a little each day. Of course, that kind of slow, steady improvement will not prevent things like...

Faith Christian conquers Tabernacle

Faith Christian School won its third straight game after taking a doubleheader from visiting Tabernacle Christian of Monroe Friday. Blake Cason pitched a one-hit, complete game shutout in an 8-0 victory for the opening game, striking out 11. T.J. Sasser...

West Carteret shocks Aycock baseball

MOREHEAD CITY -- Trailing 6-3, West Carteret posted a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning and came back to edge Charles B. Aycock 7-6 on Friday. The Patriots (8-1) improved to 4-1 in the Class 3-A Eastern...

Trojan softball splits with Pfeiffer

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Erin Wilson had three hits and Erin Case tossed a six-hitter as host Mount Olive defeated Pfeiffer 5-1 in game two of an NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference softball doubleheader Saturday afternoon at...

Erskine takes two from Mount Olive

DUE WEST, S.C. -- Nationally-ranked Mount Olive College earned a split Saturday afternoon and exited 1-2 against Erskine College in NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference baseball action. Casey Smith hit three home runs as the Flying Fleet rallied from...

Wayne Christian knocks off Cresset Christian

Wayne Christian defeated Cresset Christian 12-8 in a non-conference action. Brittany Sullivan was the winning pitcher, helping her cause with a triple and two singles. Brook Norris went 2-for-2 with a home run and Jesse Brannan had an extra base...

Spring Creek falls to Farmville

FARMVILLE -- Farmville Central overcame five fielding errors to top Spring Creek 5-2 in softball action Friday night. Margo Brady earned the win for the Jaguars, pitching four scoreless innings, while striking out three. Brady did not allow a hit....

Hawks rebound, pound Havelock

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir rebounded from a tough loss at Charles B. Aycock by getting hot bats in the late innings to beat Havelock 9-3 Friday night. The Lady Hawks (9-1) scored four runs in the fifth to take the...

Panthers defeat county rival Princeton

KENLY -- North Johnston erupted for 17 runs in its first three innings and rolled past Princeton 17-1 in Class 1-A Carolina Conference action on Friday. The Panthers improved to 9-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play heading into Tuesday's...

A-G's Beacham no-hits Rebels

CALYPSO -- Jayme Beacham tossed a no-hit shutout as Ayden-Grifton downed North Duplin 10-0 in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference softball game Friday. The contest was called after five innings under the mercy rule. The Chargers (7-1, 3-0 CC) got...

Vick provides solid offense vs. Patriots

MOREHEAD CITY -- Charles B. Aycock's April Vick knocked in three runs and paced four different Falcons with at least an RBI, while Jenny Jackson struck out 12 and yielded just one hit in six innings in the Golden Falcons'...

Wayne Christian escapes Fayetteville's upset bid

FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Christian's undefeated golf team barely held onto that distinction Thursday as Fayetteville Christian missed upsetting the Eagles by a 167-168 score at Bayonet Country Club. Jonathan Greene was low man for Wayne Christian with a nine-hole score...

Rosewood track dominates Ayden-Grifton

LITTLEFIELD -- Rosewood claimed first-place finishes in 16 of 17 contested events and dominated Ayden-Grifton 126-16 in a Carolina 1-A Conference boys meet Thursday afternoon. James Reusch, Bryce Havenook and Michael Spriggs each had a pair of wins for the...

Jones duo leads Gators

PRINCETON -- McKenzie Jones and Clayton Jones combined for six individual wins and helped Spring Creek cruise past the opposition in a three-team boys meet Thursday at the Fred Bartholomew Athletic Complex. McKenzie finished first in the 100, 200, 400...

Briscoe takes 300 hurdles, 200 for NJ

KENLY -- North Johnston's Adrian Briscoe claimed the 300 hurdles and 200 dash in a Carolina 1-A Conference meet contested at Ben E. Strifert Stadium on the Panthers' campus Thursday afternoon. However, traditional league power Farmville Central emerged the team...

Cougar trio brings home individual wins

VANCEBORO -- Three Goldsboro competitors each claimed a first-place finish and the Cougars won the meet-ending 1,600 relay Thursday afternoon, but West Craven prevailed 52-50 in the three-team Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meet. Washington finished third with 41 points....

Rams sweep EPC home meet

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central's boys and girls track teams remained unbeaten in five meets after sweeping Eastern Plains 2-A opponents North Lenoir and North Pitt on Thursday afternoon. Sprinter Tyvonne Johnson won three track events and emerged the long...

Lawrence, Campbell lead Warrior boys

WINTERVILLE -- Michael Lawrence and Chris Campbell each won three individual events as Eastern Wayne cruised past South Central and Southern Wayne in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys meet Thursday afternoon. The Warriors, coached by Sidney Myers, collected 86...

Barnes paces Aycock track

KINSTON -- Shonte Barnes emerged the top triple jumper and shot putter in Thursday afternoon's sweep of Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys track foes Kinston and West Carteret. Barnes recorded a distance of 38 feet, one inch in the triple...

Kriger, Eagles boot Kinston

Rosewood senior co-captain Amber Kriger collected her first goal of the season to open the scoring in the Lady Eagles' 4-1 win at home over Kinston on Friday. With the non-conference win, Rosewood improved to 7-1 overall on the season....

Friday, March 26, 2004

Golden Falcons top Hawks in softball showcase game

PIKEVILLE -- Four bucks for a ticket? That was a small price to pay to see two of eastern North Carolina's top softball pitchers and the last two News-Argus Players of the Year duel on the Charles B. Aycock diamond...

Softball -- Warriors dump West Craven

At the beginning of the season, Eastern Wayne softball coach Scott Waller said his team "had a 50-50 chance" of making the playoffs. After yesterday's 12-1 victory over visiting West Craven, the Lady Warriors appear to be right on Waller's...

North Lenoir tops Charles B. Aycock in come-from-behind fashion

LAGRANGE -- Non-conference baseball games are supposed to be beneficial to both teams as they prepare for conference competition down the road. Thursday night, Charles B. Aycock and North Lenoir had one of those rare games that let both...

Golf -- CBA's Smith is medalist at Lane Tree match

Dustin Smith seized medalist honors with a season-low 72, an even-par score, on the Lane Tree layout Thursday afternoon as Charles B. Aycock stopped Greene Central 313-329 in a non-conference boys golf match. Jonathan Burke complemented Smith's effort with a...

Softball -- Raiders knock off Rosewood

Visiting Midway capitalized on numerous Rosewood errors and captured a 7-2, non-conference win on the Eagles' diamond Thursday afternoon. Sarah Poole led Rosewood's offense with four hits in four at-bats. Courtney Hill batted 1-for-3 with two RBI. Sarah Ardes and...

Softball -- North Johnston smacks Smithfield-Selma

SMITHFIELD -- Michelle Fisher and Candice Evans combined for a three-hitter as North Johnston shut out county rival Smithfield-Selma 9-0 on Thursday evening. It was the Panthers' seventh consecutive shutout. Fisher allowed just two hits and worked out of a...

Baseball -- Eagles dominate Carolina Christian foe

Billy Smith doubled and provided three hits as Wayne Christian dismantled Cresset Christian of Durham 20-7 in a non-conference contest Thursday afternoon. J.D. Hightower belted a 340-foot home run in the fifth and finished the day with two hits...

Baseball -- Chargers' Ford drives home game-winning run

Ryan Ford delivered the game-winning RBI as Wayne Country Day rallied past Northwood Temple 4-3 in a non-conference game Thursday afternoon. Tied at 3-3 in the seventh, the Northwood pitcher hit John Bridgers. Sam Steed reached safely on an...

Baseball -- Rosewood claims non-conference win

Josh Allen banged out two hits and Thad Hill drove in two runs in Rosewood's 5-2, non-conference win against Midway on Thursday evening. Hill finished the game 2-for-3. Micheal Render claimed the pitching win, striking out five in two...

Baseball -- Goldsboro's Edwards pitches no-hitter

Monquavious Edwards threw the first no-hitter of his prep career Thursday afternoon, staking Goldsboro High to an 11-1, non-conference victory against Community Christian of Wilson. Edwards recorded nine strikeouts and walked six batters in the contest, which was shortened to...

Tennis -- WCDS netters stumble in CPIC

ROCKY MOUNT -- Host Faith Christian School swept the doubles en route to a 6-3 decision against Wayne Country Day in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference match Thursday. The teams were tied 3-3 after singles. The Chargers's David Wilson...

Tennis -- Rosewood cruises past W. Christian

Rosewood swept the singles and doubles matches in a 9-0, non-conference win against Wayne Christian on Thursday afternoon. The teams played eight-game pro sets. Matt Mitchell, Brandon Hietpas, Joey Churchwell, J.P. Cummins, Daniel Ellis and Alex Dunham each grabbed a...

Tennis -- Rams shut out eighth opponent in Spring Creek win

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central recorded its eighth shutout of the season Thursday afternoon with a 9-0 victory against Spring Creek in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference boys tennis match. The Rams (9-0) remained unbeaten in six C/EPC outings....

Tennis -- Eastern Wayne loses to Kinston

KINSTON -- Phillip Bunn prevailed at No. 6 singles, while teammates James Arceneaux-Ben Ziccardi triumphed at No. 2 doubles in a 7-2 loss at Eastern Carolina 3-A foe Kinston on Thursday. Bunn dropped just one game in a 6-1, 6-0...

Tennis -- Golden Falcons fall in ECC 3-A match

PIKEVILLE -- Visiting Washington captured two of three doubles matches and doubled up Charles B. Aycock 6-3 in a four-hour Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference match Thursday afternoon. Third-set tiebreakers factored into two outcomes, while a second-set tiebreaker helped determine the...

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Baseball -- Mental part of game fails Eagles

Baseball, many noted scholars of the game say, is 90 percent mental. The Rosewood Eagles learned that old lesson the hard way Wednesday night as Farmville Central came to western Wayne County and went home with a 5-4 Carolina...

Baseball -- Rams one-hit Kinston

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central's Jordy Davis tossed a six-inning, one-hitter on Wednesday as the Rams dropped non-conference foe Kinston 11-1 at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex. The win improves Greene Central, who exploded for eight runs in the...

Baseball -- JV Rams topple Vikings

KINSTON -- Greene Central's Tyler Chase had four hits and four RBI as the Rams rolled past Kinston 19-1 in non-conference play. Lance Murray added three hits and two RBI for Greene Central (4-4), while Luke Blizzard smacked two...

Soccer -- Wayne Christian drops first game

RED SPRINGS -- Wayne Christian dropped its first game of the season in a 2-0 loss at Flora MacDonald on Tuesday. The Cougars got one goal by finishing a loose ball in a pile up near the Eagle goal...

Soccer -- Eagles outlast Panthers

KENLY -- Rosewood scored all three of its goals in the first half and held off North Johnston 3-2 in Class 2-A Eastern Plains/Classes 1-A Carolina/Super-Six Conference soccer action on Wednesday. Rachel McCormick, Kerry Garner and Erin Thibodeau all...

Soccer -- WCDS tops Cougars

Wayne Country Day's Sarah Coleman had a goal and an assist as the third-ranked (N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association poll) Chargers defeated Flora-McDonald 3-1 on Wednesday at home. The Cougars came into the game ranked fifth. Christin Grubb and Virginia...

Soccer -- EW blanked by Patriots

MOREHEAD CITY -- Eastern Wayne goalkeeper Ashley Lish finished with 19 saves as the Warriors fell 2-0 at West Carteret on Wednesday. The Patriots (3-4 overall) improved to 3-0 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference, while Eastern Wayne...

Soccer -- NL stays hot

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Katie Maloney tallied a hat-trick (three goals) and dished out an assist to help guide the unbeaten-Hawks to an 8-0 win at home over Tarboro in Class 2-A Eastern Plains/Classes 1-A Carolina/Super-Six Conference play. The...

Track -- SW teams fare well at Kinston

KINSTON -- Southern Wayne took second place in a three-teram meet Tuesday ay Kinston High School. The host Vikings took first place, followed by the Lady Saints and Washington. Melissa Edwards took two firsts, in the 100 hurdles (17.87)...

Track -- EW girls shade Cards

Jamie Vogt got three distance race wins and Landsay Fennell got three first-place finishes as Eastern Wayne's girls beat Jacksonville 75.5-68.5 Tuesday at the Warriors' home track. Vogt won the 800 (2:41), the 1600 (6:03) and the 3200 (14:05), while...

Softball -- Faith-RM hands Eagles first loss

Wayne Christian dropped its first contest of the season in a 13-3 loss to Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Tuesday. Down 7-0, the Eagles pulled to within four on a triple by Jesse Brannan and hits by Melissa...

Softball -- Jags pull away from Rosewood

Farmville Central posted 10 runs in the third and fourth innings and pulled away with an 11-3 win at Rosewood on Wednesday. The Eagles, who were out-hit 13-5, got one hit each from Courtney Hill, Lyndsey Cotten, Abigail Barrow and...

Tennis -- Firebirds sweep Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Southern Nash's Kyle Glasgow started the Firebirds with a win at number one singles as Southern Nash pulled away with a 9-0 win at Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday. The closest match of the day proved to...

Tennis -- SW tops Wayne Christian

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's tennis team picked up a non-conference win Tuesday when the Saints knocked off Wayne Christian 8-1. Wayne Christian, a first-year program, got its lone win at No. 5 singles when Taylor Gray beat Sterling Blackmon...

Golf -- Princeton's Woodard medals

AYDEN -- Princeton's Scott Woodard fired a 37 and claimed medalist honors in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference golf match at Ayden Country Club on Wednesday. The host, Ayden-Grifton, finished 13 strokes in front of second-place Rosewood to claim...

Sasser helps ECU ease by Camels

BUIES CREEK -- Ryan Jones finished 3-for-3 with four RBI and six different pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts as No. 18 East Carolina routed Campbell, 12-2, Wednesday night at Taylor Field. ECU posted a season-high 12 runs and held...

MOC Sports roundup

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College softball team will face an opponent from the South Atlantic Conference for the second time this week as the Trojans travel to Wingate today to take on Wingate University in non-conference softball....

Local bowling scores

Monday Night Industrial March 22, 2004 NC State Employees 76 36 Impulse 67.5 44.5 Sweet & Nice LJ Power 67 45 The Real Dills 65.5 46.5 Ferrell's Taxes 59 53 Goerlich's 56.5 55.5 Ryan's Rollers 55.5 56.5 Reverse Oreo's 55...

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Rosewood outlasts Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Kyle Bunn just might have found his role as a closer on the Rosewood High baseball team, but his first save attempt nearly ended in disappointing fashion Tuesday evening. Bunn relieved Nick Becton in the seventh with...

SW stumbles at home

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne coach Trae McGee believes he's getting the effort and performance out of his team in practice to make them a formidable team in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference. Between the lines Tuesday against West...

Reinhard shines for Lady Eagles

SEVEN SPRINGS -- With three games to play on consecutive days, Rosewood softball coach Jennifer Cochran certainly could use some long, effective pitching in their early games. Freshman Aubrey Reinhard was ready to do her part Tuesday against Carolina...

Baseball -- Faith-RM outslugs WCDS

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Country Day's Spenser Briggs turned in a two-hit, six-RBI performance, but Faith Christian of Rocky Mount rolled to a 16-6 win in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference play on Tuesday. Briggs had a first-inning grand slam...

Baseball -- S. Central tops Cougars

Goldsboro freshman Cedric McClary had one hit as the Cougars fell 19-0 at home to South Central on Tuesday. Ryan Benner picked up the win for the Falcons, yielding one hit and striking out seven. Billy Hopkins paced South...

Baseball -- Rose tops EW

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's Garrett Sutton, Matt Hemenway and Tyler Mitchell had two hits each for the Warriors in a 9-5 loss at defending Class 4-A N.C. High School Athletic Association champion Greenville Rose on Tuesday. The Rampants also handed...

NL baseball

RICHLANDS -- North Lenoir posted 12 hits and overcame six errors to claim a 12-5 win in non-conference action at Richlands on Tuesday. Josh Williams, Brandon Sutton and Steel Saurs had two hits each for the Hawks. Williams drove...

Baseball -- CBA's Cunningham comes through

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Phillip Cunningham yielded no earned runs in eight innings of work and delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth as the Golden Falcons posted a 3-2, extra-inning win over West Craven at...

Baseball -- NJ edges Farmville

FARMVILLE -- North Johnston's Travis Jones had three hits, including a double as the Panthers jumped out to an early lead and claimed a 10-8 win at Farmville Central, the defending Class 1-A Carolina Conference champion. Jay Edwards had...

Baseball -- JV Saints win on road

MOREHEAD CITY -- Southern Wayne's Willie Koerning scored three runs and drove in a run with a double to help guide the Saints to a 6-2 win at West Carteret on Tuesday. The win boosted the Saints to 4-3...

Baseball -- Princeton blanks Rebels

CALYPSO -- Four Princeton pitchers combined for a two-hit shutout as the Bulldogs claimed a 7-0 win at North Duplin on Tuesday. Princeton was paced offensively by Patrick Gatewood's two hits as the Bulldogs erupted for a six-run second...

Softball -- NJ takes Carolina showdown

FARMVILLE -- North Johnston's Candice Evans won a pitching duel against Farmville Central on Tuesday, taking a 1-0 Carolina Conference softball victory. Evans tossed a one-hit shutout for North Johnston (7-1, 2-0 CC), striking out seven and walking one....

Softball -- Princeton slips past Rebels

PRINCETON -- Princeton's Lisa Thompson had two hits as the Bulldogs rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh to claim a 4-3 win at home over North Duplin. Princeton travels to North Johnston on Friday, while...

Softball -- Greene Central

LITTLEFIELD -- Ayden-Grifton's India Robinson went the distance on the mound, allowing only two hits while walking a pair to lead the Chargers to a 7-2 victory over Greene Central in softball action Tuesday. Robinson seemed to get stronger...

Softball -- CBA pounds West Craven

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock got a balanced offensive performance and maintained its unblemished record with a convincing, 18-0 win at home over West Craven on Tuesday. The Falcons improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Class 3-A...

Softball -- North Lenoir tallies perfect game

LAGRANGE -- Brittany Sanders threw the first perfect game of her career Tuesday evening as unbeaten North Lenoir blitzed Richlands 13-0 in non-conference action. Sanders notched eight strikeouts en route to her second win of the season and added...

Prep softball -- So Wayne

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's Rachel Reynolds had a three-hit performance as the Saints claimed their first Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference win, topping West Carteret 5-1 on Tuesday. The win improved the Saints to 3-4 overall. Karen Thornton went the...

Tennis -- WCDS knocks off Warriors

Wayne Country Day's doubles of David Wilson-Chad Roberson and Ross Wilson-Alex Proimos each prevailed in tiebreaking fashion in a 5-4 decision against Eastern Wayne. The two teams were tied at 8-8 and each claimed the tiebreaker 7-5. Ross and...

Tennis -- Gators take two C/EPC matches

PINETOPS -- Spring Creek prevailed in two of three doubles matches and eased past SouthWest Edgecombe 6-3 in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A action Tuesday at the Lee R. Hall Athletic Complex. The top-seeded doubles of Cliff and Grey Wilson knocked...

Tennis -- GC perfect at N. Pitt

BETHEL -- Greene Central posted a shutout in every singles and doubles match and dominated North Pitt 9-0 in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A action Tuesday afternoon. The Rams (7-0, 5-0 C/EPC) have shut out every opponent this season. Andrew Hulbert,...

Tennis -- Rosewood blanks Jags

Rosewood swept the singles and doubles in an 8-0 victory against Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A foe Farmville Central on Tuesday afternoon. Wesley Lovelady, Matt Mitchell, Brandon Hietpas, Ty Johnson, Joey Churchwell and J.P. Cummins each took a straight-set singles victory....

Tennis -- CBA unbeaten in ECC

Charles B. Aycock remained unbeaten in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play with an 8-1 victory against Eastern Wayne on the Wayne Community College courts Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons seized straight-set wins in five of six singles matches....

Golf -- Rose medals for Eagles

GREENVILLE -- Clark Rose claimed medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 36 as Wayne Christian defeated Greenville Christian and Bethel Christian in a tri-meet Tuesday afternoon at Ironwood Country Club. The Eagles amassed a team score of 162, compared...

Golf -- CBA takes ECC match

KINSTON -- Jonathan Burke turned in an 18-hole round of 74, leading leading Charles B. Aycock to a first-place finish in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play Tuesday at Falling Creek. Southern Wayne's Morgan Hill grabbed medalist honors with...

Soccer -- Best gets another hat trick

FAYETTEVILLE -- Virginia Best recorded her second consecutive hat trick (three goals) as Wayne Country Day overpowered Northwood Temple 6-0 in non-conference play Tuesday. Best also dished out two assists for the Chargers, who improved to 2-1 overall. Christin...

Track -- Campbell leads EW boys

Chris Campbell grabbed a pair of first-place wins and helped Eastern Wayne slide past Jacksonville 80.5-65.5 in a non-conference boys track meet Tuesday afternoon at New Hope. Campbell recorded a distance of 37 feet, 8 inches in the triple jump;...

MOC sports roundup

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College jumped 15 places to No. 15 in this week's Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II Top 30. Mount Olive is 26-8 overall and 11-4 in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference. The Trojans earned their highest ranking...

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Soccer -- Rosewood blanks JK

The words "sophomore" and "leader" aren't typically used together, but the success of Rosewood's girls soccer team this season will largely depend on how well its sophomore-laden team competes. So far, so good. One of eight sophomores, last year's...

Soccer -- Gators top Cougars

PINETOPS -- Spring Creek's Rachelle Mercatoris scored on an assist from Leslie Belden 10 minutes into the second half as the Gators blanked SouthWest Edgecombe on the road on Monday 1-0. Spring Creek improved to 1-1 in the Class 2-A...

Soccer -- CBA falls at home

PIKEVILLE -- West Carteret knocked in the lone goal on the game off of a corner kick at the 30 minute mark of the first half as C.B. Aycock fell 1-0 at home to the Patriots. West Carteret remained...

Soccer -- Pam Pack blanks EW

WASHINGTON -- Washington's Sarah Allen scored the contest's only goal as the Pam Pack escaped with a 1-0 win at home over Eastern Wayne on Monday. Allen scored the goal 24 minutes in after finishing a loose ball just...

Soccer -- NL still unbeaten

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Elizabeth Foye scored two goals as the Hawks continued their hot start to the season with a 5-1 win at home over North Johnston. The win improves North Lenoir to 5-0-1 overall and 1-0 in...

Baseball -- SC's Amos comes through

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's Randy Amos drove in Jed Potter for the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning -- boosting the Gators to a 9-8 win at home over Hobbton. Potter, who finished with four hits...

JV baseball -- Eagles topple Faith-RM

Wayne Christian's Andrew Bass had four hits as the Eagles improved to 4-1 on the season with a 24-6 win over Faith Christian of Rocky Mount at home on Monday. Adam Brannan, Billy Smith and Jordan Yelverton ahdded two...

Softball -- SC balanced in loss

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek had four players with two hits each, but fell 8-7 at home to Hobbton on Monday. Sarah Barwick, Troia Morgan, Lindsey Benton and Sarah Whitfield all had two hits for the Gators, who return...

Softball -- EW batters bash Patriots

MOREHEAD CITY -- Eastern Wayne's Ashley Smith paced four Lady Warriors with multi-hit games as Eastern Wayne rolled to a 9-3 win at West Carteret on Monday. Smith turned in a three-hit performance while driving in a run. The Warriors...

Softball -- Panthers shutout ND

CALYPSO -- North Johnston's Candace Evans had three hits, including a double, to lead the Panthers to a 10-0 win in five innings over North Duplin on March 19. Evans also picked up the win on the mound, yielding...

JV softball -- Patriots drop EW

MOREHEAD CITY -- Kristina Michaels, Alycia Briley, Megan Pittman, Lyddia Hirschy, Alex Cotto and Kelly Elliott had one each for Eastern Wayne in a 2-1 loss to West Carteret. The Warriors fell to 0-2 and will face West Craven...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

The Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association will kick off the 2004 golf season on March 30 with a business luncheon at noon at the Walnut Creek Country Club. Items to be discussed include Tuesday playdays and tournament schedules. Association...

Track -- CBA teams sweep Rosewood

C.B. Aycock's track teams emerged with a pair of wins at Rosewood on Monday. The Golden Falcons' boys dropped previously unbeaten Rosewood 81-65, while the Lady Falcons claimed a 107-36 win. Rosewood will participate in a Class 1-A Carolina meet...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf

For the week ending March 21, Donna Adams claimed low net, while Jelette Culbreth won game of the week. Sally Pope and Adams tied for low putts....

Track -- EW tops rivals

Eastern Wayne posted 11 first-place finishes on its way to 94.5 team points and wins over Charles B. Aycock and Goldsboro on March 19. Chris Campbell paced the Warriors with two top finishes in the triple jump and 110...

Monday, March 22, 2004

Brown's walk-off single saves Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College baseball team, thanks to Bruce Brown, survived its worst outing of the year Sunday afternoon against Belmont Abbey. Brown delivered a one-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning as...

Trojan spikers post 2-3 record

MOC Sports Information HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Mount Olive College men's volleyball team dropped its first three matches, but rebounded to post a 2-3 record in a weekend tournament contested at James Madison University. The Trojans fell 17-25, 25-21, 15-6...

Trojan softball

MOC Sports Information HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Mount Olive College men's volleyball team dropped its first three matches, but rebounded to post a 2-3 record in a weekend tournament contested at James Madison University. The Trojans fell 17-25, 25-21, 15-6...

Pirate baseball team shut out

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Tulane senior right-hander Cory Hahn tossed a complete-game nine-inning shutout as No. 14 Tulane took the series from No. 18 East Carolina, 9-0, on Sunday afternoon at Harrington Field. It was ECU's first series loss...

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Aycock baseball falls at Kinston

KINSTON -- Kinston looked like a different baseball team on Friday at home against Charles B. Aycock than the one that committed eight errors in a sloppy win over Southern Wayne in its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener....

Long ball sends Panthers past North Duplin

CALYPSO -- The long ball made Friday's North Johnston-North Duplin baseball game lose a lot of its suspense early on. The Panthers smacked three home runs and picked up 10 early runs to easily outdistance the homestanding Rebels 12-4...

Kiwanis Greater Goldsboro Road Run

Runners from across the region, state and the country are registering for North Carolina's second oldest road race, the 26th Annual Sunrise Kiwanis Greater Goldsboro Road Run. The Road Run is held in conjunction with the city's De-Rail-a-Bration family festival...

Baseball -- Ayden-Grifton takes Carolina win

Baseball -- Ayden-Grifton takes Carolina win...

Baseball -- Rams prevailin 9-inning thriller

Baseball -- Rams prevailin 9-inning thriller...

Warrior baseball wins big over West Craven

VANCEBORO -- Eastern Wayne claimed sole possession of second in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference baseball ranks with a convincing 14-1 victory against West Craven on Friday afternoon. The Warriors (4-3) improved to 3-1 against ECC opposition and own...

Baseball -- Gators sharp in win over Princeton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek turned in a near-perfect performance in its 3-0 victory against Class 1-A Carolina Conference foe Princeton on Friday afternoon. Gators coach Roger May was glad to see it. "The light switch went on," May...

Baseball -- Havelock knocks off North Lenoir

HAVELOCK -- North Lenoir's Josh Williams had three hits in an 8-4 loss at Havelock on Friday. The Hawks pulled to within two in the fifth on a grand slam home run by Andrew Manning, but Havelock rallied for...

Soccer -- Chargers blitz Trinity

Sarah Coleman and Virginia Best each collected a hat trick (three goals) as Wayne Country Day hammered Trinity Christian of Raleigh 8-1 in a non-conference contest Friday afternoon. Christin Grubb and Louise Northington each added one goal and one assist....

Softball -- Chargers need extra inning to beat Eagles

LITTLEFIELD -- Jessica McLawhorn knocked the ball away from the Rosewood catcher in the bottom of the eighth inning as Ayden-Grifton escaped with a 3-2 win in Class 1-A Carolina Conference play. Tied at 2-2, McLawhorn connected on a two-out...

Softball -- North Lenoir tops Havleock in 11 innings

HAVELOCK -- Morgan Worthington tallied the game-winning run on a passed ball as unbeaten North Lenoir claimed a 2-0, 11-inning thriller against Havelock on Friday afternoon. Rachel Cromer led off the Hawks' 11th with a triple, but got thrown out...

Softball -- Jaguars cruise past Greene Central

SNOW HILL -- Farmville Central scored in every inning but one and claimed an 8-4, non-conference win against Greene Central at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex. After building a 4-0 lead after four innings, Farmville earned the eventual game-winning...

Softball -- Lady Falcons rally to win at Kinston

KINSTON -- The streak continues. Dating back to last season, Charles B. Aycock's softball team ran its winning streak to 16 games in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Confer-ence after a 2-1 comeback win at Kinston on Friday afternoon. Junior...

Rosewood boys still unbeaten in track

Rosewood boys still unbeaten Rosewood's boys track team ran its record to 3-0 on the season with a 91-53 win over Union on Thursday. The Eagles got two first-place finishes from Javon Williams, who finished first in the 100 and...

Friday, March 19, 2004

OPINION -- Wake needed a jolt

RALEIGH -- Officially, Wake Forest began what many believe can be a long run through the 2004 NCAA Tournament 30 minutes following Manhattan's upset win over Florida. More than likely, the Demon Deacons will look back at a huge stretch...

Saint softball falls to North Lenoir

LAGRANGE -- Rain was not the problem at North Lenoir High School Thursday when the Hady hawks played host ot visiting Southern Wayne. It was more the steady pour of hits from the bats of North Lenoir that casued...

Softball -- Spring Creek gets first win

CALYPSO -- Spring Creek's Troia Morgan finished with three hits as the Gators rallied to pick up their first win of the season in a 7-6 road-triumph over North Duplin on Thursday. Spring Creek trailed trailed most of the game...

Softball -- Rosewood shuts out Dixon

HOLLY RIDGE -- Rosewood's Aubrey Reinhard, Abigail Barrow and Chandra Meadows combined in a shutout effort as the Lady Eagles blanked Dixon 3-0 in non-conference action on Thursday on the road. Reinhard, who picked up the win, and Meadows...

Softball -- Spring Creek

Spring Creek 19, Goldsboro 3 -- Spring Creek's Lisa Mozingo doubled, tripled and homered, while Kristen Beasley had two hits. Mozingo picked up the win in the three-inning game. Spring Creek (2-5, 2-0 Division I) travels to Grantham on...

Baseball -- Gators pull away at ND

CALYPSO -- Spring Creek's Daniel Thompson had three hits, including two doubles to lead the Gators at the plate in a 7-1 win on the road over North Duplin in Class 1-A Carolina Conference action. Jed Potter and Jes Snyder...

Baseball -- Paylor one-hits North Lenoir

BEAULAVILLE -- East Duplin's Scott Paylor yielded one hit and one run in seven innings of work as the Panthers defeated North Lenoir 6-1 in non-conference action on Thursday. The Hawks' lone-hit came from Donald Beal. North Lenoir's Shane...

Baseball -- Middle Schools

Brogden 17, Greenwood 0 -- Brogden's Scott Medlin had three hits, including two doubles, while Adam Mitchell, Scott Holloman and Chad Clevens had two hits each. Scott Holloman (3-0) picked up the win for Brogden, who improved to 6-1...

Soccer -- NL still unbeaten

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Haley Bright scored two goals and added an assist, boosting the Lady Hawks to a 5-0 win at home over East Duplin. The Panthers handed North Lenoir its only tie early in the season as the...

Soccer -- Eagles' Thibodeau notches five goals

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Haley Bright scored two goals and added an assist, boosting the Lady Hawks to a 5-0 win at home over East Duplin. The Panthers handed North Lenoir its only tie early in the season as the...

Tennis -- Warriors edge rivals

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne turned in three singles wins and two in doubles play as the Warriors edged county-rival Southern Wayne 5-4 in tennis action on Thursday at the Saints' courts. The Warriors (2-4, 2-2 Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference)...

Golf -- Gators win four-team meet

KINSTON -- Spring Creek's Stephen Warren fired an 82 as the Gators claimed a four-team meet at Falling Creek Country Club on Thursday. Spring Creek finished with a team-score of 339, edging North Lenoir with 342. South Lenoir (355)...

Mount Olive sweeps softball double-header

FAYETTEVILLE -- Kristie Smith's grand slam home run capped a five-run fourth inning and Erin Case tossed a six-hit shutout as Mount Olive went onto defeat host Fayetteville State 9-0 in game two to complete a doubleheader Thursday at Fayetteville....

Mount Olive Baseball -- Belmont Abbey comes to town

After splitting a pair of games this week against the eighth-ranked team in the nation, Mount Olive returns to conference action this weekend as the 30th-ranked Trojans play host to Belmont Abbey in a three-game series at Scarborough Field....

MOC tennis to host Queens

The Mount Olive men's and women's tennis teams both put their two-match winning streaks on the line this weekend with a pair of Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference matches at Walker Tennis Center on the campus of Mount Olive College. Today,...

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Aycock bats boom over Southern Wayne

PIKEVILLE -- Southern Wayne gave county rival Charles B. Aycock too many extra outs in the first two innings Wednesday afternoon on the Golden Falcons' baseball diamond. The Golden Falcons graciously accepted the assistance from their guests. Josh Pate and...

OPINION -- Realignment means new deal, new hand of cards

If you are a fan of those poker shows on television -- and statistics say more and more of you are -- you ought to see the hands being played by the N.C. High School Athletic Association and their...

Coach wins 1,000th game as North Florida splits with Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- A spilt in a two game series with a top-10, nationally-ranked team. A good outing from the pitching staff without using the weekend starters. Sixteen hits in two games against a top-notch corps of arms. And...

CBA wins half a game as coach is ejected

PIKEVILLE -- It is very rare that one first-half goal and one half of good defense are simply enough to win a soccer match. Wednesday's tilt between Charles B. Aycock and Washington at the Golden Falcons' field proved to...

Baseball -- Spring Creek shades Rams

SNOW HILL -- Jed Potter batted 2-for-4 and scored twice as Spring Creek nipped Greene Central 6-5 on the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex baseball diamond Wednesday afternoon. Travis Rouse, Matthew Tyndall and Matthew Whitley each had two hits for...

Baseball -- North Johnston prevails on home diamond

KENLY -- Brad Holloman and Kris Lutz each pounded out two hits and Holloman claimed the pitching win as North Johnston dumped Union 9-4 in a non-conference contest Wednesday afternoon. Lutz and Holloman each batted 2-for-3, and helped the...

Baseball -- Lancaster shines for Eastern Wayne

MOREHEAD CITY -- Jesse Lancaster went the distance and assisted on a game-clinching double play as Eastern Wayne clipped West Carteret 6-4 in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action Wednesday afternoon. Lancaster scattered five hits and notched 11 strikeouts en...

Tennis -- Spring Creek slips by North Lenoir

SNOW HILL -- A freshman and two experienced upperclassmen provided the much-needed punch as Spring Creek outslugged North Lenoir 5-4 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains tennis match Wednesday afternoon. The absence of third-seeded Ricky Galloway forced Gators coach Robert...

Soccer -- Panthers settle for fourth place

FOUR OAKS -- Courtney Purdy tallied a goal in each half as West Johnston blanked North Johnston 3-0 in the consolation championship of the inaugural Four Oaks Cup contested at South Johnston High School. Jessica Swanson added the other goal...

Soccer -- Eastern Wayne shuts out Kinston

KINSTON -- Samantha Frazer and Natalie Taylor each recorded the hat trick (three goals) as Eastern Wayne throttled Kinston 6-0 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference match Wednesday. Frazer notched the eventual game-winning goal in the 11th minute, finishing...

Soccer -- Eagles drop Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Erin Thibodeau scored two goals within a 15-minute span, sparking Rosewood past Spring Creek 3-1 in Carolina/Super Six/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference action Wednesday evening. Stephanie Behrend picked up assists on Thibodeau's goals and added an unassisted...

Softball -- GC wins; Gators show improvement

SEVEN SPRINGS -- How many times do both teams leave a softball game happy, win or lose? That's what happened last night as Greene Central edged Spring Creek 4-2. After losing 19-2 last week at Snow Hill, Gator coach Sonny...

Softball -- Aycock belts Southern Wayne

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock rapped out 13 hits and Jenny Jackson threw another shutout in a 10-0 victory against Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference foe Southern Wayne on Wednesday afternoon. Officials halted the game after 41Ú2 innings due to...

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

MOC baseball triumphs over N. Florida

MOUNT OLIVE -- Routine plays. Key hits. A darn-good pitching effort. All those elements factored into a historic victory for the Mount Olive College baseball team Tuesday afternoon. Ricky Duke threw his second complete game of the season as the...

OPINION -- Who do you like?

The question was bound to arise over the weekend as the conference tournaments started to wind down. "Who do you like to win it?" I was finally asked. I never really had an answer to the big question all season....

3-A realignment -- No consensus on combo leagues

GREENVILLE -- Con-sen-sus (kahn-sen-sus) n. 1. An opinion held by all or most. 2. General agreement, esp. in opinion. That's how Webster's Dictionary defines the word. At Monday's N.C. High School Athletic Association regional realignment meeting, the concept of...

2A realignment -- Goldsboro, NL happy with new league

GREENVILLE -- Eastern North Carolina schools had the opportunity to voice their opinions Tuesday concerning the newest Class 2-A realignment plan drafted by the N.C. High School Athletic Association. Representatives from some schools strongly voiced their concerns. Others accepted...

1-A realignment -- Carolina, Super-Six to stay

GREENVILLE -- Disagreement over conference realignment among Class 1-A eastern N.C. High School Athletic Association schools was widespread on the East Carolina University campus on Tuesday. The six remaining members of the Carolina Conference proved to be an exception...

MOC baseball sweeps CVAC honors

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College swept both Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference weekly awards as Craig Hurba was named CVAC Player of the Week and Ryan Barham was named CVAC Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. This week's awards...

MOC men's golf ties for 12th At St. Andrews

Mount Olive finished in a three-way tie for 12th out of 20 teams at the St. Andrews Spring Invitational at Roxfire Golf and Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C. The Trojans shot a two-round total of 328-330--658 to finish in...

Soccer -- Wayne Christian still unbeaten

Wayne Christian's Jessica Chong scored two goals in the Eagles' 3-0 win over Hobgood on Monday at home. Wayne Christian has not allowed a goal all season as it moved to 4-0 on the year. Jenn Bircher added one...

Soccer -- NJ falls to Clayton

SMITHFIELD -- North Johnston goalie Allison Hinnant had 11 saves as the Lady Panthers were defeated by Clayton 2-0 in the semifinals of the Smithfield News Herald Cup on Tuesday at Smithfield-Selma High School. North Johnston will face West Johnston...

'88 Goldsboro sting wins

Stephanie Behrend and Samantha Frazer scored two goals each as the '88 Lady Sting soccer team defeated the Sandhill Spirit 4-0 at Southern Pines on Sunday. Kelsey Griffith, Natalie Taylor and Catlyn Turner dished out one assist each in the...

Prep baseball previews

Goldsboro Coach -- Danny Merritt, third season Last year -- 4-17, won a pair of forfeited doubleheaders Gone -- Four seniors from last season, three others did not return Back -- Senior Curtis Mozingo; junior Eugene Norman and sophomore Monquavius...

Prep soccer previews

Rosewood Coach -- Eddie Maldonado, first season Last year -- 17-3-1, Carolina/Super Six/Eastern Plains Conference runners-up, lost in first round of Class 1-A playoffs Gone -- Graduates Amy Farmer, Joy Dudley, Molly Kilpatrick, Caitlyn Narron and Jamie Tennant are gone;...

Track -- Rosewood boys, NL girls win

Rosewood's boys track team turned in a solid all-around performance and pulled away with 119 team points in a three-team match at the Eagles' track on Monday. North Lenoir claimed second with 67 team points. Wayne Country Day did not...

Softball -- Wayne Christian JV falls

Wayne Christian's Brooke Norris and Ashley Thompson had one hit each in the Lady Eagles 8-3 loss at home to Hobgood on Monday. Brittany Sullivan had nine strikeouts in seven innings for Wayne Christian (0-1), who travels to Hobgood...

Golf -- Greene leads Wayne Christian to win

DUDLEY -- Wayne Christian's Jonathan Greene fired a 38 in the Eagles 169-170 win over Southern Wayne at the Southern Wayne Country Club on Tuesday. The Saints' Morgan Hill shot a 35 to take medalist honors. Jonathan Smith added a...

Lane Tree golf

The Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association was represented at the Eastern Carolina Ladies Golf Association match played on March 11 at Birchwood in Nashville. Donna Adams finished second low gross in the second flight, while Betty Jean Gurley had...

Corrections

Two recent News-Argus sports stories contained incorrect names. A golf story on Friday incorrectly identified Wayne Christian School's Andrew Radford, and a Wayne Christian softball story should have led with Brittany Sullivan. We apologize for these errors....

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Softball -- North Duplin

CALYPSO -- North Duplin committed eight errors and fell 11-0 at home against non-conference opponent Union on Friday. Brittany Carr and Julie Ivey had one hit each for the Rebels. Carr picked up the loss on the mound, tossing seven...

Soccer -- Eastern Wayne

Eastern Wayne freshman Samantha Frazer tallied a natural hat-trick (three-straight goals) in the first 16 minutes of play to boost the Warriors to a 5-0 win at home over South Central on Monday. Fellow freshman Natalie Taylor added two assists...

Soccer -- C.B. Aycock

KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock's Mary Beth Hooks scored two goals as the Golden Falcons claimed their Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener in a 4-1 win at Kinston. Hooks scored two minutes into the contest and early in...

Soccer -- North Johnston

SMITHFIELD -- North Johnston's Jenna Gudac posted a hat-trick (three goals) as the Panthers cruised past rival South Johnston 4-1 in the play-in game of the Smithfield News Herald Cup at SSS. The win sends North Johnston into a...

Baseball -- Eastern Wayne

Eastern Wayne made it two wins in a row Monday afer beating an Canadian AAU team, the London Badgers, 14-2 at the Wariror diamond. The Badgers are from London, Ontario and travel through every spring. Eastern Wayne is a regular...

Baseball -- Greene Central

KINSTON -- Greene Central's Joseph Wade was one of three Rams with at least three hits as Greene Central posted a 9-2 win at Kinston on Monday. Wade finished with four hits, including two doubles, while Jordy Davis and...

Baseball -- JV Greene Central

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central's Josh Elmore and Teddie Waters combined for a five-inning shutout as the Rams blanked Kinston 11-0 at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex on Monday. Elmore was credited with the win in three innings...

Monday, March 15, 2004

MOC baseball drops weekend finale

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- The Limestone College baseball team (12-12, 3-6 CVAC) defeated the CVAC's second ranked team on Sunday. In the series finale, the Saints prevailed 5-3 over Mount Olive College (22-7, 8-4). The Trojans got on the board first...

Trojan softball slips at Invitational

FLORENCE, S.C. -- The Mount Olive softball team posted an 0-5 record over the weekend at the Francis Marion University Patriot Invitational at Florence, S.C. Mount Olive is currently 7-13 on the season. The Trojans opened tournament play Friday against...

MOC tennis flourishes over weekend

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's nationally 40th-ranked men's tennis team defeated Coker 9-0 and the Trojans' women's tennis team recorded a 9-0 victory over Coker in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference tennis Sunday at Mount Olive. In the men's match, Mount Olive...

Baseball -- Dixon defeats Cougars

Goldsboro's Sean Sheffield had two hits as the Cougars fell 9-1 at home to Dixon on Friday. Dixon (3-3) was led by Stephen Andryshak with two hits. Curtis Mozingo and Eugene Norman had one hit each for Goldsboro (0-5), who...

Baseball -- Conquerors drop opening game

Goldsboro's Sean Sheffield had two hits as the Cougars fell 9-1 at home to Dixon on Friday. Dixon (3-3) was led by Stephen Andryshak with two hits. Curtis Mozingo and Eugene Norman had one hit each for Goldsboro (0-5), who...

Baseball -- Faith falls in opener

ROCKY MOUNT -- Faith Christian's Blake Cason and Stephen Sloan had two hits each as the Conquerors droped their season opener 9-2 at Falls Road of Rocky Mount on Friday. Hunter Davis had six strikouts on the mound for...

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Alderson-Broaddus ends Mount Olive's dream season

MEISENHEIMER -- Close the history book. The last chapter chronicling the most-successful season in the Mount Olive College men's basketball program was penned in disappointing fashion Saturday afternoon. Two crucial turnovers in a 30-second span enabled Alderson-Broaddus to pull...

Softball -- Wayne Christian blasts Community

WILSON -- Brittany Solomon and Danielle Pender combined for a no-hitter as Wayne Christian opened its season Thursday afternoon with a 20-2 victory against Community Christian in Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference action. Solomon struck out one and walked...

Softball -- Southern Wayne falls to South Central

DUDLEY -- Jessie Odom struck out 10 Southern Wayne hitters to send South Central over the Lady Saints 5-1 Friday at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex. Karen Thornton threw a complete game in the loss, allowing just two earned...

Softball -- Rosewood falls to Midway

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Rosewood was error-prone Friday night as Midway beat the Lad Eagles 8-1 Friday night. Kasey Grey provided the best offensive chance with a fifth-inning triple that scored Rosewood's only run. Aubrey Reinhard took the loss after...

Softball -- North Lenoir no-hits Spring Creek

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Hermia Humphrey threw a no-hitter and hit as three-run home run as the Lady Hawks beat Spring Creek 7-0 Friday. Humphrey did not allow a walk and struck out eight. She led the Lady Hawks on...

Softball -- NJ's Evans throws one-hitter vs. Bunn

KENLY -- Candace Evans notched eight strikeouts and fired a one-hitter as North Johnston nipped Bunn 3-0 in non-conference action Thursday afternoon. Evans, a sophomore right-hander, surrendered the lone hit in the fifth. Teammates Amanda Pope and Emily Levick...

Softball -- Warriors fall to Pam Pack

Eastern Wayne committed nine errors in an 11-0- loss to Washington Friday night. The Warriors (1-3, 0-2) picked up just three hits off Pam Pack pitcher Geni Bell -- from Ashley Smith, Emily Sasser and Laura Ivey. But the...

NCAA Division II East Regional notebook

Four North Carolina teams opened play Saturday in two regionals. No. 3-ranked Pfeiffer University is host to the NCAA Division II East Regional, which includes conference foe Mount Olive College. It is Mount Olive College's first-ever postseason appearance since moving...

Softball -- Jackson plows Rams in 6-1 victory

PIKEVILLE -- Jenny Jackson struck out 14 as Charles B. Aycock beat Greene Central 6-1 on Friday afternoon. Jackson gave up six hits in the complete-game victory, but coach David West wanted to see more intensity from his team....

Track -- Gator teams swept by South Lenoir

DEEP RUN -- Spring Creek's track teams proved no match for Eastern Plains 2-A Conference track power South Lenoir Thursday, with the boys falling to the Blue Devils 92-45 and the girls surrendering 79-38. The Gator boys had four winners,...

Tennis -- Spring Creek levels A.-Grifton

LITTLEFIELD -- Spring Creek swept the singles matches and rolled up an 8-1 tennis victory against Ayden-Grifton in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference action Thursday. Cliff Wilson, Grey Wilson, Matt Leggett, Ricky Galloway, Will Daniels, Daniel Watson and Justin Smith...

Tennis -- Warriors knock off West Craven

VANCEBORO -- Eastern Wayne swept the doubles and dumped West Craven 7-2 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference match Thursday afternoon. The No. 1 tandem of James Arceneaux-Ben Ziccardi eased past the Eagles' Ross Warren-Raymond Warren 8-3. Alex...

Tennis -- Aycock upends ECC champion

KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock captured two of the three doubles matches and knocked off two-time defending Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference champion Kinston 5-4 on Thursday afternoon. The teams were tied 3-3 after singles play. Aycock's No. 2 doubles...

Golf -- Wayne Christian tops Village

Wayne Christian had a pair of golfers post nine-hole totals of 38 as the Eagles dropped Village Christian 162-183 Friday at Walnut Creek Country Club. Matt Davis and Jonathan Greene both carded 38s to pace the Eagles. Eric Williams...

Golf -- Greene Central claims non-league tilt

FARMVILLE -- Colby Murphrey and Daniel Creech each shot an 83 and shared medalist honors as Greene Central cruised past Wilson Beddingfield and Farmville Central in a non-conference match Thursday at the Farmville Country Club. The Rams carded a...

Soccer -- Chong scores lone goal in Eagles win

Jessica Chong scored the game's only goal as Wayne Christian blanked Faith Christian of Rocky Mount 1-0 on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles improved to 3-0 and play host to Hobgood Academy next Monday afternoon. Today's game at Spring Creek...

Soccer -- North Johnston slams door on Cougars

WILSON -- It's early in the season, but one thing is apparent for North Johnston's girls soccer team -- they enjoy playing SouthWest Edgecombe. The Panthers had only 12 players, but that did not hinder them in a 5-0...

Soccer -- Aycock falls to Fike in WDT Tourney final

WILSON -- Wilson Fike's Sarah Winslow scored four goals and won tournament MVP honors as the Golden Demons beat Charles B. Aycock 6-1 to win the Wilson Daily Times Tournament Friday night. Winslow, just a sophomore, scored 10 goals...

Baseball -- Wayne Christian knocks off Community

Jordan Yelverton doubled and turned in a three-hit performance as Wayne Christian belted Community Christian of Wilson 14-3 in a Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference game Thursday. It was the CCC opener for both teams. Andrew Bass added three...

Baseball -- Hawks outlast Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Josh Barrett's pinch-hit single in the fifth innings provided the two decisive runs in North Lenoir's 7-5 win over Spring Creek Friday night. The Hawks scored three runs in the third inning to erase a 2-0...

Baseball -- West Craven no-hits Goldsboro

VANCEBORO -- Timothy Creech threw a three-inning no hitter and struck out 10 as West Craven beat Goldsboro 19-0 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference matchup Friday. Kevin Berryman and Jonathan Ipock both had three hits for the Eagles,...

Baseball -- Vinson bails out Warriors in ECC victory

Airlon Vinson was ready to pitch. His coach was very glad to hear it. The junior threw six innings and got the victory Friday as Eastern Wayne knocked off Washington 6-1 Friday for the Warriors' first win of the season....

Baseball -- Aycock stays unbeaten, busts Rams

SNOW HILL -- Phillip Cunningham threw a four-hit shutout as Charles B. Aycock knocked off Greene Central 5-0 Friday night at the James Fulghum Athletic Complex. Cunningham struck out 14 and walked just one batter in six innings of...

Baseball -- Princeton survives Greefield School

PRINCETON -- How do you spell relief? Or relievers? Prince-ton baseball coach Bruce Proctor is still trying to sort out his pitching rotation after Thurs-day night's dramatic come-from-behind 11-10 win over visiting Greenfield School. The win marked the second...

Scoreboard

Friday's scores College softball Francis Marion (S.C.) Tournament Mount Olive vs. North Florida 7 p.m. Prep soccer Wilson Daily Times Cup Championship (at Wilson Fike HS) Wilson Fike 6, C.B. Aycock 1 Seventh-place game (at Wilson Hunt HS) North Johnston...

Pit stop by Jerry Howell Ñ Atlanta track is one of the fastest

Today's Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be fast, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. believes it can be his race. This is the first week Earnhardt has ranked outside the top five in points since the Bristol event...

Correction -- again

Our statement in Wednesday's News-Argus that former Goldsboro High basketball player Victor Young was the first local player since 1994 to play at any level of NCAA basketball tournament has raised quite a few former tournament veterans. We already...

Track -- Warrior boys buried by Bears

Eastern Wayne won one event in Thursday's track meet against New Bern as the Bears topped the Warriors 115-31. Will Collins brought home the lone victory in the 800 meter run, running a 2:13 time for the win. Collins...

Friday, March 12, 2004

Even injured, Sharome Holloway is a player

MOUNT OLIVE -- A normal play. Mount Olive College guard Brad McDougald dribbles the ball outside the three-point line and looks to distribute it inside to either Marcus West, Sean Barnett or Sharome Holloway. This time Holloway was McDougald's...

MOC's Barham tosses no-hitter

MOUNT OLIVE -- With just two starts under his belt at Mount Olive College, freshman pitcher Ryan Barham has already made history. Barham (2-0) tossed a complete-game (seven-inning) no-hitter and was just one walk away from a perfect game...

MOC weekend report

The Mount Olive College softball team plays five games in three days as the Trojans head to Florence, S.C., to compete in the Francis Marion University Patriot Invitational. Mount Olive (7-8) opens play tonight against nationally fourth-ranked North Florida. The...

Tennis -- Aycock upends ECC champion

KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock captured two of the three doubles matches and knocked off two-time defending Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference champion Kinston 5-4 on Thursday afternoon. The teams were tied 3-3 after singles play. Aycock's No. 2 doubles...

Tennis -- Warriors knock off West Craven

VANCEBORO -- Eastern Wayne swept the doubles and dumped West Craven 7-2 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference match Thursday afternoon. The No. 1 tandem of James Arceneaux-Ben Ziccardi eased past the Eagles' Ross Warren-Raymond Warren 8-3. Alex...

Softball -- Wayne Christian blasts Community

WILSON -- Brittany Solomon and Danielle Pender combined for a no-hitter as Wayne Christian opened its season Thursday afternoon with a 20-2 victory against Community Christian in Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference action. Solomon struck out one and walked four...

Track -- Baker wins two as Warriors top New Bern

Hurdle specialist Shelley Baker claimed first in the 100 high and 300 low events and finished third in the shot put as Eastern Wayne's 75-70, non-conference victory Thursday afternoon against New Bern. Baker ran the 100 hurdles in 18.9 and...

Soccer -- Chong scores lone goal in Eagles win

Jessica Chong scored the game's only goal as Wayne Christian blanked Faith Christian of Rocky Mount 1-0 on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles improved to 3-0 and play host to Hobgood Academy next Monday afternoon. Today's game at Spring Creek...

Tennis -- Spring Creek levels Ayden-Grifton

LITTLEFIELD -- Spring Creek swept the singles matches and rolled up an 8-1 tennis victory against Ayden-Grifton in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference action Thursday. Cliff Wilson, Grey Wilson, Matt Leggett, Ricky Galloway, Will Daniels, Daniel Watson and Justin Smith...

Golf -- Greene Central claims non-league tilt

FARMVILLE -- Colby Murphrey and Daniel Creech each shot an 83 and shared medalist honors as Greene Central cruised past Wilson Beddingfield and Farmville Central in a non-conference match Thursday at the Farmville Country Club. The Rams carded a...

Golf -- Davis is medalist for Eagles

Matt Davis emerged the medalist with a nine-hole round of 41, leading Wayne Christian past Trinity Christian of Greenville 171-223 in a non-conference match Thursday afternoon at Walnut Creek. Clark Rose provided a 42 for the Eagles, who remained...

Softball -- NJ's Evans throws one-hitter vs. Bunn

KENLY -- Candace Evans notched eight strikeouts and fired a one-hitter as North Johnston nipped Bunn 3-0 in non-conference action Thursday afternoon. Evans, a sophomore right-hander, surrendered the lone hit in the fifth. Teammates Amanda Pope and Emily Levick...

Princeton outlasts Greenwood School

PRINCETON -- How do you spell relief? Or relievers? Prince-ton baseball coach Bruce Proctor is still trying to sort out his pitching rotation after Thurs-day night's dramatic come-from-behind 11-10 win over visiting Greenfield School. The win marked the second...

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Clingan gets his due

MOUNT OLIVE -- Finally, after 14 seasons at Mount Olive College, Bill Clingan has reached the promised land. The men's basketball coach has been building, planning and working at getting the Mount Olive program on a national level of...

MOC baseball ranked No. 30

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive makes its first appearance this season in the national top 30 as Trojans are tied for No. 30 in this week's Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II Top 30. Mount Olive is 17-6 overall and 6-3...

Tennis team receives first-ever national ranking

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive earned its first-ever men's tennis national team ranking as the Trojans are ranked in a four-way tie for No. 40 in this week's Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II Rankings released Wednesday. Mount Olive is...

Trojan golf places ninth

WILSON -- Mount Olive College finished ninth overall in the Lee Nissan Barton Intercollegiate Golf Tournament contested Monday and Tuesday at Wilson Country Club. The Trojans shot a 330-324--654 during the two-day event on the par 72, 6,768-yard layout....

MOC men's tennis ranked

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive earned its first-ever men's tennis national team ranking as the Trojans are ranked in a four-way tie for No. 40 in this week's Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division II Rankings released Wednesday. Mount Olive is also...

Rebels' Braswell throws complete-game shutout of 'Cats

HOBBTON -- North Duplin's Matt Braswell struck out five consecutive Hobbton batters in the first two innings and finished with 10 strikeouts in seven innings as the Rebels claimed a 1-0 win in an old-fashioned pitcher's duel. The Wildcats' Jason...

Eagles drop Trinity-Greenville

Wayne Christian's Jeffrey Barfield had two hits and drove in two runs as the Eagles won 9-2 over Trinity Christian of Greenville in a five-inning game, called due to darkness. Wayne Christian improved to 2-0 on the season heading...

Rams shut out Golden Falcons

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central pushed its overall mark to 5-0 on the season as the Rams claimed a convincing, 9-0 win over Charles B. Aycock at the Greene Central Tennis Complex on Wednesday. The Rams got straight-set singles...

Lancaster stifles North Johnston

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Julia Lancaster struck out 10 North Johnston batters and yielded just one hit as the Lady Golden Falcons claimed a 10-0 win in six innings at home on Wednesday. Lacie barrett paced Aycock (1-0)...

Rebels fall in Sampson County

HOBBTON -- North Duplin's Brittany Carr and Ronda Jordan had two hits each as the Rebels suffered a 10-5 defeat at Hobbton on Wednesday. Carr homered and drove in a run, while Jordan doubled and added an RBI. Carr...

Wayne Christian blanks Trinity-Greenville

Wayne Christian's Jenn Bircher scored four goals as the Lady Eagles ran away with a 7-0 win at home on Tuesday against Trinity Christian of Greenville. The Eagles (2-0) also got a hat-trick (three goals) from Ellen Rouse. Jennica...

Panthers fall to Warriors

WILSON -- In the consolation semifinals of the Wilson Daily Times Cup, North Johnston dropped a 4-0 contest to Wilson Hunt. The Lady Panthers now to face SouthWest Edgecombe on Friday at 5 p.m. in the seventh-place game. No...

Aycock advances to WDT finals

WILSON -- For the second time in two days, Charles B. Aycock's girls soccer team topped a Wilson County school as they defeated Wilson Beddingfield 3-0 on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Wilson Daily Times Soccer Cup. The...

Sasser, Davis two-hit Rams

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Grant Sasser and Garrett Davis combined on a two-hit, five-inning shutout as the Falcons (2-0) claimed a 10-0 win at home over Greene Central on Wednesday. Sasser pitched the first three, yielding one hit...

Aycock advances to WDT finals

WILSON -- For the second time in two days, Charles B. Aycock's girls soccer team topped a Wilson County school as they defeated Wilson Beddingfield 3-0 on Wednesday in the semifinals of the Wilson Daily Times Soccer Cup. The Lady...

Panthers fall to Warriors

Wayne Christian blanks Trinity-Greenville Wayne Christian's Jenn Bircher scored four goals as the Lady Eagles ran away with a 7-0 win at home on Tuesday against Trinity Christian of Greenville. The Eagles (2-0) also got a hat-trick (three goals)...

Wayne Christian blanks Trinity-Greenville

Wayne Christian's Jenn Bircher scored four goals as the Lady Eagles ran away with a 7-0 win at home on Tuesday against Trinity Christian of Greenville. The Eagles (2-0) also got a hat-trick (three goals) from Ellen Rouse. Jennica...

Prep softball roundup

HOBBTON -- North Duplin's Brittany Carr and Ronda Jordan had two hits each as the Rebels suffered a 10-5 defeat at Hobbton on Wednesday. Carr homered and drove in a run, while Jordan doubled and added an RBI. Carr got...

Prep tennis roundup

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central pushed its overall mark to 5-0 on the season as the Rams claimed a convincing, 9-0 win over Charles B. Aycock at the Greene Central Tennis Complex on Wednesday. The Rams got straight-set singles wins...

Prep softball previews

Goldsboro Coach -- Tonya Faison, fifth season Last year -- 0-17 Gone -- Cora Peele and Krystal Sauls have graduated Back -- Helga Bryant and Nickie Garner both played last year Outlook -- The team's inexperience is a major problem,...

MOC basketball correction

Correction In Wednesday's article on Mount Olive College basketball player Victor Young, we incorrectly stated that Young is the first Wayne County native to play in an NCAA Tournament at any level since 1994. We forgot that the 1997 St....

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Young's life is some fun

MOUNT OLIVE -- Make no mistake about it -- Victor Young is living a charmed life these days. The sophomore guard from Goldsboro High School smiles a lot as he practices with the Trojan team. There is a lot...

MOC baseball scores big again

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College's baseball team has scored 50 runs in its last three games. That's the good news. The not-so-good news -- the Trojans' opponents have scored 38 runs. But on the bright side, Mount Olive...

SW drops ECC opener

DUDLEY -- No matter the sport, no team is ever immune to seeing peaks and valleys through the course of a season. The Southern Wayne baseball team has experienced both in a matter of days. Coming off Friday's impressive...

Prep baseball roundup

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Joseph Wade's RBI double and Matthew Tyndall's two-RBI single sparked Greene Central to a 6-2, non-conference victory Tuesday afternoon at Spring Creek. The Rams (1-3) ended their four-game skid dating back to last season's first-round playoff loss...

Prep soccer roundup

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock's Tara Fenton scored the game-winning penalty kick to push the Golden Falcons past Wilson Beddingfield 2-1 in the first round of the Wilson Daily Times Soccer Cup on Tuesday at Wilson Hunt's field. The two...

Prep golf roundup

VANCEBORO -- North Carolina recruit Ryan Holler carded a 1-under par 71 and earned medalist honors as West Carteret edged Charles B. Aycock by two strokes in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference golf. The Patriots recorded a four-player total...

Prep softball roundup

BUNN -- Candace Evans fired a one-hit shutout as North Johnston dumped Bunn 9-0 in a non-conference contest Tuesday. Evans notched 10 strikeouts and walked one batter in the complete-game win. The Panthers improved to 3-1 overall. North Johnston broke...

Prep tennis roundup

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock opened its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference schedule with a 6-0 victory against county foe Southern Wayne on Tuesday afternoon. The doubles matches were not contested due to inclement weather. Danny Fairchild, Brandon Howard, Sean...

Prep track roundup

Eastern Wayne's Chris Campbell placed first in the high jump and triple jump and claimed third in the 100 high hurdle as the Warriors' boys track team fell 95-46 to Rocky Mount at home on Tuesday. Campbell won the high...

Prep tennis previews

Spring Creek Coach -- Robert Jones, third season Last year -- 17-6, lost in eastern 1-A regional to Durham School of the Arts Gone -- James Potts and Jeremy Ford both have gone to School of Science and Math Back...

Tuesday, March 9, 2004

One big family of players at MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- "1-2-3-family!" The Mount Olive men's basketball team shouted that phrase as it broke the huddle after Monday's practice. Less than 24 hours before, the Trojans had learned they were invited to the Division II eastern regional for...

NCAA II East Regional schedule

NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament East Regional at Misenheimer (Hosted by Pfeiffer University) Saturday Session 1 Noon -- No. 6 District of Columbia (18-9) vs. No. 3 West Virginia State (24-5) 2:30 p.m --...

Pitcher helps MOC win slugfest

MOUNT OLIVE -- On a day when offense was a commodity, Mount Olive College's depleted pitching staff received a premium effort from Matt Rusch. A junior right-hander, Rusch provided 41Ú3 innings of shutout relief as the Trojans out-dueled Shepherd...

Gators fall to Blue Devils

SEVEN SPRINGS -- If the Spring Creek baseball team doesn't run into South Lenoir squad until next year, that will probably be just fine with the Gators. Hoping to avenge their first defeat of the season last Friday at...

Prep roundup

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Prep track and field previews

Goldsboro -- girls Coach -- Gladys McClary, sixth season Last year -- not reported Gone -- Christina Henry will not take part Back -- not reported Outlook -- Many of the athletes McClary will count on are still playing basketball....

Monday, March 8, 2004

Mount Olive gets Division II tournament bid

MOUNT OLIVE -- As the clock ticked down the final seconds, all eyes turned toward the television screen. You could see the concern in the eyes of the Mount Olive College men's basketball team. Had they done everything possible...

Trojan baseball tean outslugs St. Andrews

LAURINBURG -- Mount Olive needed five runs in the top of the 10th inning to surpass a relentless St. Andrews attack, 16-13, and win the Caro-linas-Virginia Athletics Confer-ence weekend series on Sunday afternoon at Clark Field. The Trojans (16-6 overall,...

Spring Sports previews - golf

Rosewood Coach -- Tom Tipton, sixth season Last season -- missed the regional tournament Gone -- no one Back -- Blake Blanton should be the team leader; Joey Wagner will give a boost to the middle of the team. Outlook...

Trojan softball team learns from doubleheader loss

MOUNT OLIVE -- Learn from your mistakes. It's the mantra second-year Mount Olive College softball coach Jamie Kylis has adopted this season. Who could blame her, since an average of seven first-year starters take the field each game. Early-inning...

Sunday, March 7, 2004

Pfeiffer outslugs MOC in CVAC championship

MOC Sports Information DUE WEST, S.C. -- Mount Olive wasn't able to come up with the win Saturday that would have given the Trojans an automatic berth into the NCAA Division II Tournament. Rico Grier led six players in double...

Golden Falcons collect impressive win

What a difference a week makes. Last Thursday, Wayne County was digging itself out of upwards of seven inches of snow. Thursday afternoon under beautiful 70-degree plus conditions, Charles B. Aycock kicked off its 2004 baseball season with an...

North Lenoir's title hopes dashed

GREENVILLE -- The pain was evident in Justin Dunn's eyes. Dunn, perhaps the most explosive basketball player in the area, sat quietly in a chair in the interview room. His Hawks had just lost 73-70 to East Bladen in...

Saints knock off DHC

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne baseball coach Trae McKee could barely contain his glee following Friday night's 10-7 win over visiting D.H. Conley. It was a big win over a tough opponent, and the victory gives the Saints a boost...

Panthers get first win of season

HOBBTON -- North Johnston's Brad Holloman threw a five-hit complete game and notched his first win as the Panthers beat Hobbton 9-1. The win was North Johnston's first of the season after losing contests against Hertford County (9-4) and county...

Saints rap out 12 hits against Eagles

Six players recorded two hits apiece as Southern Wayne defeated non-conference and county rival Rosewood for the second time three days -- this time by an 11-3 count on the Eagles' diamond. Rachel Reynolds doubled twice in three at-bats and...

Hawks' offense soars in second half

WILSON -- North Lenoir's Haley Bright notched two goals as the Hawks claimed a 2-1 win at Wilson Beddingfield on Friday. The score was knotted at 0-0 at the half, but the Lady Hawks got on the board six minutes...

Friday, March 5, 2004

Defense, rebounding lift Cougar girls

GREENVILLE -- No game film. No scouting report. Goldsboro's eastern regional semifinal against East Chapel Hill could have been compared to a blind date. Would the Cougars survive those awkward first minutes, and settle down? At first, the answer...

Jackson shows heart in 4th quarter

GREENVILLE -- Midway through the fourth quarter, a Goldsboro fan noticed that Chevoya Jackson appeared injured and nearly every head turned toward the court. Jackson, who was suffering from cramps, limped downcourt after teammate Clintoria Bryant put the ball...

Track meet favors Hawks in regional

LAGRANGE -- Charlie Stevens has been getting his North Lenoir basketball team prepared to play East Bladen in the N.C. High School Athletic Association's Class 2-A eastern semifinals game tonight at Minges Arena in Greenville. It's a basketball game....

Golden Falcons throttle Eagles

What a difference a week makes. Last Thursday, Wayne County was digging itself out of upwards of seven inches of snow. Thursday afternoon under beautiful 70-degree plus conditions, Charles B. Aycock kicked off its 2004 baseball season with an...

Can Trojans make history tonight at Erskine?

MOC Sports Information Coming into the 2003-04 season, the Mount Olive College men's basketball team had two primary goals -- to win a conference championship and to advance to NCAA postseason play. Tonight, the Trojans have a chance to take...

Case hurls 6-hitter against VSU

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Erin Case tossed a six-hitter as host Mount Olive College defeated Virginia State University 5-1 in game two of a non-conference NCAA Division II softball doubleheader Thursday afternoon on the Nancy Cassell Chapman diamond....

Trojan baseball team heads to St. Andrews

MOC Sports Information The Mount Olive baseball team resumes conference action this weekend as the Trojans travel to Laurinburg to take on St. Andrews in a three-game NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference series. The two teams will play a...

Greene Central sweeps South Central

WINTERVILLE -- The Greene Central boys and girls track teams remained unbeaten in two outings with a non-conference sweep of South Central on Thursday afternoon. Tyvonne Johnson prevailed in four events, sparking the Rams past the Falcon boys 73-45. Johnson...

Smith's 73 paces CBA golfers

CBA's Smith medals in win WILSON -- Dustin Smith carded a 1-over par 73, leading Charles B. Aycock past Wilson Beddingfield 302-348 in a non-conference match contested Thursday at Wedgewood Golf Course. Jonathan Burke completed Smith's effort with a 74....

Rosewood netters slip past Chargers

Rosewood prevailed in two of three doubles matches and squeezed past Ayden-Grifton 5-4 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference tennis match Thursday afternoon. The Eagles' No. 1 doubles of Wesley Lovelady/Matt Mitchell triumphed 8-3 against the Chargers' Brandon Jordan-Kyle...

Gudac tallies 4 goals for N. Johnston

PINETOPS -- Jenna Gudac registered the hat trick-plus-one (four goals) as North Johnston romped past SouthWest Edgecombe 6-0 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Super Six/Eastern Plains Conference match Thursday evening. Gudac scored the Panthers' lone goal in the 24th minute. She...

Thursday, March 4, 2004

MOC men focused after downing Erskine

MOUNT OLIVE -- Records mean nothing during postseason tournaments. In fact, the Mount Olive College men's basketball team -- including head coach Bill Clingan -- were oblivious to one statistic heading into Wednesday evening's contest against Erskine (S.C.) College....

Barton ends season for Lady Trojans

WILSON -- There is something about playing the best -- and an archival -- in the postseason that often brings out the best in a team. Mount Olive's women's basketball team went to top-seeded Barton College in the semifinals...

Goldsboro girls ready for Wildcats

Goldsboro High girls basketball coach Gladys McClary might want to borrow a visual aid that Wake Forest men's basketball coach Skip Prosser used a couple of weeks ago. Prosser pulled out a ladder and marked each step with the...

CBA's Walker in Shrine Game

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock football standout Scott Walker has been selected to play in the 2004 Oasis Shrine East-West All-Star Football Game.The game is set for July 21 at Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro. Scott Walker Walker, a 6-3, 235-pound...

Mount Olive baseball defeats No. 28 Francis Marion

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Craig Hurba's two-run home run with one out in the top of the ninth inning proved to be the game-winner as Mount Olive defeated nationally 28th-ranked Francis Marion 5-4 in NCAA II non-conference baseball Wednesday. With the...

Prep baseball roundup

HARRELLS -- A three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh gave North Duplin coach Rob Futch his first win as a head coach as the Rebels beat Harrells Christian Academy 5-4 Wednesday night. Harrells scored in the first when...

Prep softball roundup

DUDLEY — Southern Wayne freshman Rachel Reynolds smacked three hits, including a double and a home run and drove in three as the Saints edged county-rival Rosewood 9-8 in non-conference action on Wednesday. The two teams, who meet again...

Prep soccer roundup

PIKEVILLE — Charles B. Aycock’s Christie Milleson scored the lone goal for the Golden Falcons as the defense proved solid in a 1-0 win over Rosewood at Aycock’s field on Wednesday. Milleson’s goal came on a long cross from...

Prep track roundup

FOUR OAKS — South Johnston posted 135 team points to pull away with a win at home in a three-team meet over its Johnston County rivals. North Johnston finished with 33 team points, while Princeton finished with 13 points....

Prep tennis roundup

WILSON — Charles B. Aycock’s Brandon Howard claimed the Golden Falcons first win over Wilson Fike at number two singles as Aycock went on to a 6-3 win at Wilson Fike on Wednesday. Aycock (2-0) got singles wins from...

Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Slidin' into second

News-Argus/Brent Hood Wayne Christian School second baseman Adam Brannan, center, tries to force out Goldsboro's Eugene Norman as he slides into second base. The Eagles' shortstop Josh Brannan (16) looks on. Norman was safe on the steal of second,...

Boone paces Mount Olive women

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive women's basketball coach Wendy Lawrence rarely gets emotional on the sideline or in the locker room. She calmly goes over the game plan and encourages each player to perform at their highest level. Lawrence...

Trojan men entertain Erskine today

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College men's basketball team has an opportunity tonight to tie a school record for most wins in a season. More importantly, the Trojans have an opportunity to move a step closer...

Panthers eliminated from 1-A regional

GREENVILLE -- North Johnston's girls basketball team got a true test-of-heart in their Class 1-A N.C. High School Athletic Association eastern regional semifinal clash against Weldon Tuesday night at Greenville J.H. Rose High School. In the first half, the...

Pearsall has stout start for Saints

DUDLEY -- Chris Pearsall allowed five hits in a five-inning stint and drove in a run as Southern Wayne stopped Jacksonville 6-4 on the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex baseball diamond Tuesday afternoon. Pearsall, a senior right-hander, struck out six and...

Greene Central netters blank N. Lenoir

SNOW HILL -- Two-time eastern regional champion Greene Central throttled North Lenoir 9-0 in the Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference opener for both teams Tuesday. Andrew Hulbert, Brent Darden, Lin Hall, Chris Hardy, Dustin Grant and Brian Sugg each posted...

Aycock's Jackson no-hits Panthers

PIKEVILLE -- Junior right-hander Jenny Jackson threw a no-hitter as Charles B. Aycock thumped North Johnston 10-0 in a non-conference battle Tuesday. Jackson recorded seven strikeouts in a contest called after six innings due to the 10-run rule. It was...

Perry's 83 leads Warrior golfers

Miles Perry carded an 18-hole round of 83, leading Eastern Wayne to a third-place showing in a non-conference meet Monday afternoon at Walnut Creek Country Club. New Bern's Ricky Stout earned co-medalist honors with 78 as the Bears emerged the...

Rams run past Golden Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- Greene Central's boys and girls track teams swept Charles B. Aycock in the season-opening meet for both schools Tuesday. The Greene Central girls took an 84-61 win while the boys earned a 76-69 decision. Tyvonne Johnson sparked the...

Hawks, Panthers battle to 2-2 draw

BEAULAVILLE -- North Lenoir's Haley Bright and Katy Maloney scored one goal each as the Hawks opened their season with a 2-2 tie at East Duplin on Monday. The Panthers scored within the first three minutes, before Bright equalized the...

Tuesday, March 2, 2004

Hawks head for Greenville

LAGRANGE -- Charlie Stevens had a goal for his North Lenoir basketball team when he started the season -- to get back to the regionals after last season's semifinal loss in Greenville. He knew he had the team to...

SW boys slip in final four minutes

SHALLOTTE -- Southern Wayne played uncharacteristic of a team on six-game win streak in the fourth quarter Monday evening at West Bruns-wick. The Saints had control of the contest and the tempo in their favor, but they couldn't keep...

Wallace-RH ends Gators' season

TEACHEY -- Ten starters. The ability to literally go that deep is what got the Wallace-Rose Hill boys basketball team into their Class 1-A N.C. High School Athletic Association sectional final match-up with Spring Creek. Ultimately, that depth and...

NJ girls face familiar foe in regional

What North Johnston's girls basketball team is losing in preparation time for tonight's N.C. High School Athletic Association Eastern 1-A regional playoffs, they gain back in familiarity. The Lady Panthers take on Weldon -- the same team that denied...

MOC baseball completes sweep of Barton

MOUNT OLIVE -- Matt Johnson's two-run double in the bottom of the fifth broke an 8-8 tie and Jason Sharp pitched four scoreless innings in relief as host Mount Olive defeated Barton 12-8 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference baseball Monday at...

Lady Trojans gear up for Pfeiffer

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College women's basketball team's season has had its shares of ups and downs. But the Trojans did complete the regular season with their highest win total in eight years. And the Trojans do get...

Prep baseball roundup

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's Randy Amos turned in five strong innings on the mound, yielding just two hits and one run in the Gators' season-opening, 7-4 win over North Lenoir on Monday. The Gators' were paced at the plate...

Prep soccer roundup

KINSTON -- Rosewood's Erin Thibodeau and Stephanie Behrend scored three goals each to guide the Eagles to season-opening, 6-0 win at Kinston on Monday. Rachel McCormick dished out three assists, while Clare Narron added one assist. Rosewood's defense limited the...

Monday, March 1, 2004

MOC men get 15th CVAC win

MOUNT OLIVE -- Not since 1999 has Mount Olive College enjoyed this much success on the men's basketball scene. The Trojans tied a regular-season school record and set another in conference play with a 79-50 victory against Coker (S.C.) College...

Lady Trojans drop fourth straight

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive women's basketball team answered their last four-game losing streak by winning three of their next four during a crucial Carolinas/Virginia Athletic Conference stretch. After dropping their fourth straight on Sunday in a tough, 53-49...

Trojan baseball and softball post strong showings

MOUNT OLIVE -- Craig Hurba's sixth-inning two-run single broke a scoreless tie and Brian Corbett and Blake Montgomery combined on a six-hitter as host Mount Olive defeated Barton 3-1 in game one of a Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference baseball doubleheader Sunday...

Rosewood falls to top-ranked Lejeune

JACKSONVILLE -- Rosewood's Kyle Bunn scored a season-high 21 points, including five three-pointers as the Eagles fell 62-47 in the Class 1-A N.C. High School Athletic Association sectional semfinals to Lejeune on Saturday evening. Rosewood pulled to within three of...

ECU's Sasser gets first win

GREENVILLE -- For the second time in two days, East Carolina knocked off No. 11 Clemson with a 6-4 win in the fifth game of the Keith LeClair Invitational Sunday afternoon. Darryl Lawhorn went 3-for-5 with three RBI and freshman...

NCCU falls short of elusive title

RALEIGH -- North Carolina Central came close, so very close to finally achieving something that no NCCU team has accomplished in 54 years; a CIAA Tournament. But it was not to be. The Eagles put together a miraculous string...