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Friday, April 30, 2004

Hillcats top Kinston

KINSTON -- The Lynchburg Hillcats tagged Indians starter Brian Slocum for five runs in six innings and never trailed, scoring a 6-4 win over Kinston Thursday night in front of 1,196 fans at Grainger Stadium. The Hillcats improved to 11-8...

MOC's Lucia Henkle -- Fed Cup play

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Apart from the Olympics, many sports have their own prestigious international competition. For soccer, it's the World Cup. For men's tennis, it's the Davis Cup. And for women's tennis, it's the Federation Cup. A...

Baseball - Wayne Christian blasts Community Christian

Jordan Yelverton doubled and slapped a home run as Wayne Christian battled from behind to beat Community Christian of Wilson 9-6 in an opening-round Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference tournament game Thursday afternoon. The Eagles, the No. 1 seed, oppose...

Baseball -- State-ranked Patriots outslug Saints

MOREHEAD CITY -- Southern Wayne suffered its seventh Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference defeat of the season after a 15-6 setback against state-ranked West Carteret on Thursday afternoon. The host Patriots, No. 7 in the latest Impact Baseball.com poll, remained atop...

Softball -- WCDS duels with North Duplin

LITTLEFIELD -- North Duplin battled pitch-for-pitch against state-ranked Ayden-Grifton on Thursday afternoon, but came up short in a 4-1 Carolina 1-A Conference loss. "We're the youngest team out there and for us to play with them ... go the distance...

Softball -- Saints drop tough ECC road game

MOREHEAD CITY -- Everything that could go wrong, went wrong in the final inning for Southern Wayne on Thursday afternoon. West Carteret pushed two runs across and escaped 2-1 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference contest. "I told the girls...

Softball -- Eagles win tourney opener

Brittany Solivan recorded six strikeouts in a complete-game effort, sparking Wayne Christian to a 13-4 victory against Community Christian in the opening round of the Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference tournament. The third-seeded Eagles (9-4) battle top-seeded Village Christian of...

Tennis -- Rams complete perfect regular-season

LITTLEFIELD -- Greene Central put the finishing touches on its second unbeaten regular season in the last three years with a 9-0 decision against Ayden-Grifton in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference play Thursday afternoon. The Rams improved to 21-0 with 16...

Tennis -- North Lenoir, SWE battle for berth

SNOW HILL -- North Lenoir's postseason dual-team fate remains undecided after a 6-3 loss Wednesday afternoon against SouthWest Edgecombe at the Snow Hill Tennis Complex. The Hawks must finish 1-1 in their final two matches against Spring Creek and Ayden-Grifton...

Tennis -- Aycock knocks off EW

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock played without its No. 1 seed Thursday afternoon and held off confident county rival Eastern Wayne 8-1 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference match. Danny Fairchild missed the match due to a school-related activity,...

MOC men's tennis finishes 10th in region

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College moved up three spots to No. 10 in this week's Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II Mid-Atlantic Region Poll, it was announced Thursday. The Trojans finished with an overall record of 15-7 in...

Prep track -- Warriors, Falcons win Wayne County Track Meet

Eastern Wayne dominated the relays and emerged the top girls team in the 2004 Wayne County Track and Field Championships contested Thursday afternoon at New Hope. The Warriors, paced by Shelly Baker's twin victories in the hurdles, amassed 103 points....

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Baseball -- CBA outlasts Eagles in non-confernece tilt

PIKEVILLE -- Both Rosewood and Charles B. Aycock's baseball teams are in the fight for playoff berths in their respective conferences, with only a precious few games to go. So when the two teams met at the Falcons' diamond...

Soccer -- N. Lenoir outlasts Rosewood

LAGRANGE -- Senior midfielder Elizabeth Foye crossed her hands above her head, took a deep breath and remained on the bench an extra few seconds as her North Lenoir teammates huddled before the second half against Rosewood Wednesday afternoon....

Baseball -- Wayne Christian lights up Norlina

NORLINA -- Wayne Christian's J.D. Hightower had four hits, including a home run and four RBI to help guide the Eagles to a 15-12 win in a slugfest at Norlina Christian Academy. The two teams combined for 30 hits on...

Baseball -- Saints fight, but fall to Wildcats

WILMINGTON -- Southern Wayne's Josh Narron went 3-3 with a double and two RBI as the Saints fell just short in a 5-4 loss at Class 4-A non-conference opponent New Hanover on Wednesday. The Wildcats trailed 4-3 going into the...

Baseball -- Fike no-hits Goldsboro

WILSON -- Goldsboro's Sean Sheffield, Monquavius Edwards and Brantley Barrett were applauded for solid defensive outings in the Cougars 10-0 loss at Wilson Fike on Wednesday. Fike's Jimmy Kinney had three hits and five RBI on the day. Richard Sidelinger...

Soccer -- CBA's Hooks tallies hat-trick

VANCEBORO -- Charles B. Aycock's Mary Beth Hooks posted a hat-trick (three goals) as nine different Golden Falcons scored in a 15-0 win on the road at West Craven. Aycock (11-4 overall) improved to 8-2 in the Class 3-A Eastern...

Soccer -- Gators tie Tarboro at home

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek and Tarboro dueled for 100 minutes on the Gators' field on Tuesday, but neither could come away with a goal as the game finished in a 0-0 tie. Barbara Witherington had five saves in...

Tennis -- Patriots top Eastern Wayne

West Carteret won all six singles matches as the Patriots defeated Eastern Wayne 6-0 on Wednesday. The Warriors' Andrew Smith took the Patriots' Billy Coulter to a third set, but eventually lost 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. West Carteret won the...

Tennis -- Gators take two from Tarboro

TARBORO -- Spring Creek defeated Tarboro in 13 of 15 matches contested in a double-header on Wednesday and came away with two wins against the Vikings in Classes 2-A Eastern Plains/1-A Carolina Conference play. The Gators (13-2 overall), who have...

Tennis -- Aycock comes up big on big points

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Brandon Howard and David Williams won third-set tiebreakers at number three and four singles as the Golden Falcons defeated Wilson Fike 6-3 in non-conference action on Wednesday at home. "We played well on the big...

Track -- Rosewood boys, Princeton girls claim wins

Rosewood's boys won every event contested and ran away with a 117-18 win over rival Princeton in a two-team meet at the Eagles' track on Tuesday. In the girls meet, Princeton's Summer Graham won the 1600 and 3200 and helped...

Softball -- Eagles keep winning

Wayne Christian continued its win streak to four beating Trinity of Greenville 12-7 on Monday. The Eagles led 7-6 after four innings, but produced six runs on six hits in the fifth. Brittany Sullivan pitched a complete game picking...

JV Baseball -- CBA'S Price solid in win

Charles B. Aycock pitcher Brandon Price yielded four hits and only one run in seven innings of work as the Golden Falcons defeated county rival Rosewood 5-1 at the Eagles' field on Wednesday. Price struck out nine against one...

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Softball -- CBA's record still spotless

PIKEVILLE -- June of 2005 will not come soon enough for Kinston coach Donald Mooring. That's when Charles B. Aycock softball player Jenny Jackson will graduate. "Southern Wayne coach Brad Mathews and I can't wait to throw her a...

Softball -- N.J. claims 17th straight

KENLY -- North Johnston's previous two meetings against Class 1-A Carolina Conference softball rival Farmville Central have ended 1-0 in the Lady Panthers' favor. North Johnston needed no dramatics Tuesday evening. Janna Rogerson and Robyn Creech ignited a four-run first...

Bryant signs with Louisburg

The messages flooded Gladys McClary's voice mail. The best she could do, especially during basketball season, was to write each name and number down. The veteran Goldsboro High coach knew she'd eventually return those calls. But just one call...

Kirkland chooses MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Barton or Mount Olive? At first, the choice seemed logical when Alexxis Kirkland received a Presidential Scholarship to attend Barton College. But when she walked into the volleyball tryouts and felt like a fish out of...

Murray will run for Pembroke

Many times, high school athletes find themselves torn between their high school coaches and those of outside sports organizations such as AAU. In many instances, the athlete is stuck in the middle between two masters with differing goals. Not...

CBA's Davis makes Campbell her choice

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Liza Davis has been a large part of the Golden Falcons' growth as a cross country and track and field program over the past four years. The senior, who has qualified for the state...

Baseball -- WCDS falls to Greenfield

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day's Spenser Briggs had a double and an RBI in the Chargers' 8-2 loss at Greenfield Academy on Tuesday. Kevin Logan added an RBI for the Chargers (2-12 overall), who fell to 0-7 in the...

Baseball -- Eagles roll over Cresset

Wayne Christian's J.D. Hightower had four hits and four RBI as the Eagles banged out 12 hits in defeating Cresset Academy 23-5 at home on Tuesday. Adam Brannan (three RBI) and Josh Brannan (four RBI) had two hits each...

Baseball -- Buck, Hawks drop SL

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Marvin Buck struck out seven and gave up two earned runs in six innings of work as the Hawks defeated rival South Lenoir 3-2 in Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference action. Shane Harris came on...

Baseball -- Panthers slip at home

KENLY -- North Johnston went up 2-0 early, but Farmville Central struck out 15 Panther batters in a 3-2 win on the road. The Panthers (11-8 overall) dipped to 4-4 in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference. Farmville (9-8) evened...

Baseball -- Patriots top Cougars

MOREHEAD CITY -- Goldsboro's Eugene Norman had one hit as the Cougars fell 11-1 on the road to Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference leader West Carteret on Tuesday. Eight different Patriots (15-3, 8-2 ECC) had hits paced by Adam...

Baseball -- NP blanks Rams

BETHEL -- Greene Central's Jordy Davis and Jared Williamson had one hit each as the Rams fell 1-0 at North Pitt on Tuesday. With the loss, Greene Central (7-12 overall) dropped to 1-5 in the EPC. Jared Williamson picked...

Baseball -- EW tops Patriots in 10

Eastern Wayne's Billy McKinley drove in Jesse Lancaster with a fielders choice ground out in the bottom of the 10th as the Warriors edged West Craven 4-3 at New Hope on Tuesday. Lancaster reached second on a throwing error and...

Baseball -- CBA avenges loss to Kinston

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock head baseball coach Charles Davis can look around this morning and appreciate what he sees. His Golden Falcons avenged a prior 4-3 loss to Kinston, beating the Vikings 9-4 in Pikeville Tuesday night. Aycock...

Baseball -- Gators top county rival

Every week the hot team in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference seems to change as the conference heap remains bunched near the top. Spring Creek looks to be picking up steam and improving its playoff standing with back-to-back wins...

Softball -- S. Wayne tallies non-conference win

WILSON -- Southern Wayne's Dominique Williams connected for her third home run of the season in the fourth inning to help boost the Saints past Wilson Hunt 4-3 on Tuesday in non-conference action. The Saints improved to 7-11 overall...

Softball -- Meadows throws three-hit shutout

Chandra Meadows threw a three-hit shutout as Rosewood stopped Spring Creek 3-0 in Carolina 1-A Conference action. Meadows fanned seven Gators and walked three in a complete-game effort for the Eagles, who are 4-5 in the conference. Jennifer Boren...

Softball -- Humphrey, Hawks blank Blue Devils

DEEP RUN -- North Lenoir senior pitcher Hermia Humphrey tossed a three-hit shutout as the Hawks defeated rival South Lenoir 9-0 on Tuesday at the Blue Devils' diamond. The win improves the Hawks (16-2 overall), ranked third in the...

Softball -- ND outslugs Princeton

CALYPSO -- North Duplin pushed three runs across in the bottom of the seventh inning and grabbed its first Carolina 1-A Conference win, 16-15 against Princeton on Tuesday. The teams combined for 28 hits in the regulation seven-inning game....

Softball -- GC claims second EPC win

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central gained a 4-1 softball victory over North Pitt in a Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference game Tuesday. The Rams padded a one-run lead with a three-run uprising in the fifth. Amber Oakes singled and...

Softball -- EW wins on road

VANCEBORO -- Eastern Wayne's Jasmine Lee and Emily Sasser had three hits each as the Warriors banged out 15 hits in a 10-6 win on the road at West Craven. The Warriors improved to 6-10 overall and 4-7 against Class...

Tennis -- Rosewood cruises past Wayne Christian

Wesley Lovelady opened play with a 6-0, 6-0 win at number one singles as Rosewood cruised to an 8-1 non-conference win against Wayne Christian at Herman Park on Tuesday. Brandon Hietpas, Ty Johnson, Joey Churchwell, Daniel Ellis and Alex...

Tennis -- Rams continue EPC dominance

Greene Central clinched a share of yet another Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference title with a 9-0 triumph against Spring Creek on Tuesday afternoon at Walnut Creek Country Club. The Rams remained unbeaten in 19 outings, including 14 against C/EPC...

Tennis -- Warriors escape Southern Wayne

Eastern Wayne pulled out two doubles wins and escaped county archrival Southern Wayne 5-4 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference battle Tuesday afternoon at Wayne Community College. The No. 1 doubles of Alex Bryant-Ben Ziccardi upended the Saints' Jerome...

Tennis -- C.B. Aycock takes twinbill

WINTERVILLE -- C.B. Aycock moved one step closer to clinching a dual-team state playoff berth by sweeping South Central 9-0 and 9-0 in a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons (9-6) maintained their grasp on third place in Eastern Carolina...

Track -- GC girls win EPC title

BETHEL -- Greene Central's Teketia May emerged the Class 3-A Eastern Plains Conference field athlete of the year, while teammate Shontay Dodd shared the track athlete of the year after Tuesday's season-ending girls meet at the E.R. McNair track...

Golf -- Eagles win four-team match

WILSON -- Jonathan Greene emerged the medalist with a nine-hole score of 35 as Wayne Christian prevailed in a four-team Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference meet at Willow Springs Country Club. The unbeaten Eagles carded a four-player total of...

JV baseball -- CBA wins big on road

KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock's Grant Sasser struck out nine in five innings of work as the Golden Falcons dropped Kinston 12-1 on Tuesday. The Golden Falcons (16-1, 8-1 Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference) were paced at the plate...

JV baseball -- Rams tally fifth EPC victory

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central's Lance Murray had two hits, including a double as the Rams defeated North Pitt 10-5 on Tuesday. Murray scored three times and drove in a run, while Josh Elmore had two RBI on two...

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

MOC athletic banquet

MOUNT OLIVE -- Success on either the athletic field or court and the classroom can be attributed to a number of factors. Michael Lefler and Beth Martin, two outstanding student-athletes at Mount Olive College, base their success around commitment,...

Soccer -- Warriors fall in OT; Rosewood outlasts NJ

MOREHEAD CITY -- Eastern Wayne went up 3-1 with 22 minutes remaining on a goal by Natalie Taylor, but Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference leader West Carteret rallied to claim a 4-3 overtime win at home on Monday. The loss...

Golf -- Eagles top Cresset; Rams win EPC title

Wayne Christian retains unbeaten string, tops Cresset DURHAM -- Wayne Christian's Jonathan Greene fired a 37 as the Eagles remained unbeaten with a 161-177 victory over Cresset Christian Academy in Durham on Monday. Wayne Christian improved to 14-0 overall and...

Monday, April 26, 2004

MOC-Pfeiffer

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Mount Olive's Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference championship game with top-seed Pfeiffer ended exactly the way it started -- with the ball in right-hander Ricky Duke's hands. Duke picked up a slow roller near the first baseline and...

Williams misses draft, but not NFL

Quintin Williams did not get drafed by the NFL over the weekend. But Quintin Williams will get his dream shot at a pro football career. Williams, the Rosewood High graduate and standout safety at Wake Forest, spent Sunday watching...

MOC beats shuffle, tops Erskine

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Mount Olive's baseball team was originally scheduled to play late Saturday afternoon at Spartanburg Methodist. But in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference baseball tournament, nothing ever goes as planned. The Trojans didn't seem phased when their Saturday...

K-Tribe suffers initial shutout, first home loss

KINSTON -- The Myrtle Beach Pelicans avoided a sweep in their three-game series with Kinston Sunday afternoon as the Indians were shut out for the first time this year in a 5-0 loss. Myrtle Beach improved to 8-8, while the...

Babe Ruth Baseball

Northeast minors 10, Nahunta Indians 8 -- Taylor Williams had seven strikeouts and three walks in five innings and added a hit for Northeast. Nahunta's Tucker had a triple and Howard had a triple....

Sunday, April 25, 2004

CVAC Tournament -- Thomas' throw saves MOC

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Unless you follow Mount Olive College baseball religiously, you would know that Allen Thomas' natural position is in the infield. But the savvy senior turned in one tremendous outfield ... yes, outfield ... play Saturday afternoon...

Trojans ground Flying Fleet 17-3

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Mount Olive coach Carl Lancaster could not point out a single player after the disappointing loss Tuesday night at Barton College that had a solid game. There were plenty of standouts in the Trojans' Carolinas-Virginia Athletic...

Five Trojans receive CVAC honors

MOC Sports Information SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Brian Corbett, Ricky Duke and Steve Parrish earned first-team honors, while Craig Hurba and Matt Rusch earned second-team honors on the NCAA Division II All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference baseball team, announced Friday at the CVAC...

West Carteret assumes ECC baseball lead

The Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference will use the next three weeks to slug out the playoff positions and see who is king of the most-even crop of teams in the region. But when it comes to slugging anything...

Saints shut down Golden Falcons

DUDLEY -- They did it for Josh. On a night that saw Southern Wayne honor the late Josh Brinkley, the Saints played one of the finest games of the year in stopping Charles B. Aycock 1-0 at the Doyle...

Raczkowski -- Former Warrior makes All-CVAC team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Joey Raczkowski, a sophomore at Belmont Abbey, earned a spot on the NCAA Division II All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference second-team baseball squad announced Friday. Raczkowski, a left-handed pitcher who starred at Eastern Wayne, threw four complete games and...

Friday, April 23, 2004

Williams watches, waits with NFL Draft

WINSTON-SALEM -- An English major with a concentration in poetry and 19th century literature in the NFL? The two usually do not go hand-in-hand. But former Rosewood High and upcoming Wake Forest University graduate Quintin Williams will have that...

Track -- Rosewood takes two from Gators

Michael Spriggs and Jeremy Reusch each won two individual events as Rosewood ran past Spring Creek 99-47 in a Carolina 1-A Conference meet Thursday afternoon. Spriggs recorded a meet-winning distance of 44 feet, 8 1/2 inches in the shot put...

Track -- N. Duplin runners triumph

LITTLEFIELD -- North Duplin Long-distance runner Amy Arthur claimed three events and teammate Sierra Ward dominated the hurdles competition in a three-team Carolina 1-A Conference meet at Ayden-Grifton on Thursday afternoon. Arthur won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 runs....

Track -- Goldsboro girls second, boys third

WINTERVILLE -- Goldsboro High's 400-meter relay teams, boys and girls, each prevailed in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tri-meet contested Thursday afternoon at South Central. The boys turned in a time of 44.4 seconds, while the girls crossed the line...

Track -- G. Central girls conclude perfect regular season

BETHEL -- The Greene Central girls finished perfect in 11 track outings with a 104-15 victory against Eastern Plains 2-A rival North Pitt at the E.R. McNair Field track Thursday afternoon. Olisa Thaggard, Brianna Stanton Sheneika King continued their domination...

Track -- Eastern Wayne teams sweep Kinston, West Craven

Michael Lawerence earned a pair of first-place finishers, staking the Eastern Wayne boys' track team to a sweep of West Craven and Kinston in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meet Thursday afternoon in New Hope. Lawerence ran the 1,600...

Track -- C.B. Aycock sweeps ECC foes

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock's girls swept the relays and picked up valuable points in the 800-meter run in en route to sweeping an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tri-meet hosted by Southern Wayne. The Golden Falcons picked up 84 points...

Tennis -- Spring Creek upends SouthWest Edgecombe

Will Daniel shook off two weeks of rust and helped Spring Creek cruise past SouthWest Edgecombe 7-2 in a Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A match Thursday afternoon at Walnut Creek Country Club. Daniel played well and handed the Cougars' Derrick Turner a...

Tennis -- Rosewood picks up road win

FARMVILLE -- Rosewood swept the singles and captured two of three doubles matches in a 8-1 decision against Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A foe Farmville Central on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles improved to 8-7 overall and 7-7 against C/EPC competition. Wesley Lovelady,...

Tennis -- Greene Central keeps on rolling

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central did not lose a game in singles and doubles en route to a 9-0 shutout, its 16th of the season, against North Pitt on the Snow Hill Tennis Complex courts Thursday afternoon. The Rams have...

Tennis -- C.B. Aycock team knocks off unbeatens

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's No. 1 doubles of Danny Fairchild-Brandon Howard pulled off a huge victory in their 7-2 loss against West Carteret on Thursday afternoon. Fairchild-Howard handed the Patriots' Dhiran Patel-Billy Rawls their first loss of the season...

Softball -- So. Wayne falls to Pam pack

WASHINGTON -- Southern Wayne dipped under the .500 mark (4-5) in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play after a 3-1 loss to Washington on Thursday. Dominique Williams, Danielle Wilkins, Haley Fail and Rachel Reynolds each had one hit for the...

Soccer -- Gudac scores only goal in NJ win

STANHOPE -- Jenna Gudac collected the game's only goal and Heather Creech turned in a strong defensive effort as surging North Johnston shut out Southern Nash 1-0 on Thursday. Gudac scored in the eighth minute off an assist from Ashby...

Golf -- G. Central is second in EPC match

HAVELOCK -- Colby Murphy turned in an 18-hole round of 75, leading Greene Central to a second-place finish in a non-conference tri-match Thursday afternoon at Carolina Pines Country Club. The visiting Rams collected a four-player total of 326, 15 strokes...

Golf -- Patriots, Holler dominate ECC match

Ryan Holler carded an even-par 72 on the challenging Walnut Creek Country Club and helped his West Carteret teammates top Charles B. Aycock 314-329 on Thursday afternoon. The Patriots widened their lead to 29 strokes over the Golden Falcons in...

Golf -- Ayden-Grifton crowned Carolina 1-A champions

Ayden-Grifton easily captured the Carolina 1-A Conference championship contested Thursday afternoon at the par 72, 6,036-yard Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Cameron Taylor led the Chargers with a medal-winning round of 3-under par 69. Adam Andrews added a 73, Blake...

Baseball -- Rosewood falls to Fike

WILSON -- Taylor Carr and Josh Allen each provided two hits, but host Wilson Fike survived Rosewood 11-9 in a non-conference game Thursday evening. Carr added a double in three plate appearances. Allen also doubled and drove in a pair...

Thursday, April 22, 2004

College baseball -- Trojans' NCAA hopes hinge on conference tourney

MOUNT OLIVE -- Fate dealt the Mount Olive College baseball team a tough hand heading into this weekend's NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference baseball tournament. The second-seeded Trojans face Erskine (S.C.) College, which beat them twice during the...

Area schools comfortable with realignment draft

If a long series of sighs were heard in and around the area's high schools on Tuesday, it had to do with the N.C. High School Athletic Association's next step in the recurring ritual of realignment. The NCHSAA's realignment...

EW's Moats makes MOC her choice

One afternoon during her eighth-grade year, Jennifer Moats and her best friend pulled out some tennis racquets and balls. They began hitting back and forth in the driveway, and Moats -- over time -- developed a passion for the...

Baseball -- Falcons, Rams combine for four homers, 28 runs

PIKEVILLE -- The overcast skies didn't fool anyone at Charles B. Aycock's baseball game against Greene Central Wednesday night. It was a great night to hit a baseball. C.B. Aycock and visiting Greene Central combined for 28 runs and 28...

Baseball -- WCDS falls to Hobgood

Hobgood Academy scored four runs in the fourth to pull away with an 11-1 win at the Eastern Carolina Athletic Park over Wayne Country Day. The score was 4-1 going into that inning, before a balk call seemed to turn...

Softball -- CBA's Edgerton picks up first varsity win

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock's Brittani Edgerton picked up her first career varsity win as Charles B. Aycock defeated Greene Central 9-1 on Wednesday in non-conference action. Edegerton yielded just four hits and one run in seven innings, walking...

Soccer -- Aycock takes out West Carteret

MOREHEAD CITY -- Charles B. Aycock goalie Emily Stewart had 10 saves as the Golden Falcons emerged a 2-0 winner on the road over West Carteret. The Patriots (8-6 overall) came into the game unbeaten in the Class 3-A Eastern...

Soccer -- Gators' Mercatoris tallies hat-trick

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's Rachelle Mercatoris scored all three goals for the Gators in a 3-0 win at home over SouthWest Edgecombe. With the win, the Gators improved to 3-5 in the Classes 2-A Eastern Plains/1-A Carolina/Super-Six Conference...

Soccer -- Eagles balanced in road win

WARSAW -- Rosewood's Stephanie Behrend scored off of a corner kick near the 6:30 mark of the first period as the Eagles went on to defeat James Kenan 3-1 on Wednesday. Kerry Garner scored unassisted near the 14 minute...

Soccer -- Warriors fall just short

Despite out-shooting Washington 13-4 on the game, Eastern Wayne gave up an "own goal" on a deflection in the 23rd minute of the first half as the Pam Pack emerged with a 1-0 win at New Hope on Wednesday....

Soccer -- Panthers upset North Lenoir

KENLY -- North Johnston's Jenna Gudac posted a natural hat-trick (three-straight goals) in the first half to lead the Panthers to a 3-1 win over North Lenoir, who came into the game unbeaten in the Classes 2-A Eastern Plains/1-A...

Soccer -- Lady Sting sweep Triangle teams

Goldsboro '88 Lady Sting goalie Ashley Lish recorded her second shutout of the weekend in a 3-0 win on Sunday over Chapel Hill United. The Sting defeated the Fuquay-Varina Lightning on Saturday 3-0. Both games were played at the...

Tennis -- GC tops CBA

PIKEVILLE -- Greene Central continued its undefeated season with a 9-0 win at Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday. The Rams (17-0) won all nine matches contested in straight sets. Andrew Hulbert, Brent Darden, Lin Hall, Chris Hardy, Dustin Grant and...

JV -- SW uses balance

DUDLEY -- All nine Southern Wayne starters collected one hit each as the Saints defeated South Central 10-5 in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action on Tuesday. Jeremy Hargrove (3-0) emerged the winner on the mound, yielding five hits...

JV softball -- Golden Falcons stay perfect

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Shelly Lancaster had two home runs to help guide the Golden Falcons to an 11-1 win at home over SouthWest Edgecombe in non-conference play. With the win, Aycock improves to 9-0 overall and will...

JV baseball -- CBA claims road win

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock's Brandon Price allowed four hits through six innings on the mound and helped the Golden Falcons to a 5-2 non-conference win over Greene Central. Aycock improved to 14-1 on the season and will...

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Tennis -- Little drill, big reward for Warriors

Practice makes perfect. In an attempt to shake off the week-long rust from spring break, veteran Eastern Wayne tennis coach Nancy Dawson conducted a unique practice Monday afternoon. She had the players work on tiebreakers for more than an hour,...

Softball -- Hawks' Humphrey flirts with perfection

LAGRANGE -- Almost perfect. Hermia Humphrey faced two batters over the minimum for a seven-inning game as state-ranked North Lenoir blanked SouthWest Edgecombe 4-0 in Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference action Tuesday evening. Humphrey threw her second one-hitter of...

EW's Perkins signs with St. Andrews

Some might call it a whirlwind decision. Jessy Perkins would disagree. The Eastern Wayne senior needed just one college visit to decide her future on the basketball court. She signed a national letter-of-intent to play with St. Andrews, a...

Baseball -- PHS falls to Farmville

PRINCETON -- The Carolina 1-A Conference baseball standings have a whole new look after Tuesday's games. Ayden-Grifton saw to that after using most of 13 extra-base hits to batter homestanding Princeton 16-6 at the Bulldogs' diamond. The victory, combined...

Softball -- SW falls to South Central

WINTERVILLE -- South Central pushed over single runs in three innings and came away with a 3-1 softball victory against Southern Wayne in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Tuesday. The Falcons (12-3, 9-1 ECC) got their first run in...

Softball -- Spring Creek tops Rebels

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek collected three runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined and doubled up North Duplin 6-3 in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference game Tuesday afternoon. "Our errors and passed balls really hurt us," Rebels coach...

Softball -- Rosewood belted by Jags

FARMVILLE -- Farmville Central scored nine times in the first inning and took a 19-1 softball victory against Carolina 1-A Conference foe Rosewood Tuesday. The Jaguars (7-4, 5-2 CC) got the big hit in the first from Krissy Tyson,...

Softball -- NJ tops Warriors

WILSON -- Candace Evans flirted with a no-hitter for four innings and ended up yielding two hits overall as state-ranked North Johnston dumped Wilson Hunt 12-5 in a non-conference game Tuesday afternoon. Evans fanned 11 Warrior batters and walked...

Softball -- EW falls to Washington

WASHINGTON -- Jasmine Lee turned in a three-hit effort as Eastern Wayne dropped a 7-3 decision against Washington in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Tuesday afternoon. "They got a little momentum going, but actually, this is one of the...

Softball -- Rams earn first EPC win

TARBORO -- Cassie Webb slapped a pair of home runs and Elizabeth Cooper added a home run as Greene Central thumped Tarboro High 17-2 in Eastern Plains 2-A Conference action Tuesday afternoon. It was the Rams' first league win...

Baseball -- WCDS falls in five innings

HENDERSON -- Kerr-Vance tallied 14 runs in the first two innings, posting two rallies with six-straight hits as the state-ranked Spartans defeated Wayne Country Day 15-4 in five innings at home on Tuesday. Spenser Briggs paced the Chargers (2-10,...

Baseball -- Eagles stay in first place

Wayne Christian maintained its position at the top of the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference with a 14-3 win in five innings over Norlina at home. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. Josh Brannan...

Baseball -- Saints slip on road

WINTERVILLE -- Southern Wayne had runners on base in five-of-seven innings and stranded nine runners in a 3-1 loss on the road on Tuesday. The Saints' Nathan Fail and Brady Wiggins had two hits each with Fail providing a...

Baseball -- Sigmon impressive in Gators win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's Michael Sigmon had a two-RBI triple and yielded two runs in five innings of work to pace the Gators in an 8-2 win over North Duplin at home on Tuesday. Jes Snyder went three-for-three...

Baseball -- Rosewood gets key win

FARMVILLE -- Rosewood's Micheal Render pitched six strong innings, striking out nine against two walks as the Eagles claimed a key 10-3 road win at Farmville Central. Dustin Overman retired the side with three strikeouts in the seventh. The win...

Baseball -- Cougars silence Hawks' bats

PINETOPS -- SouthWest Edgecombe's Lee Hawkins yielded just two hits in seven innings of work as the Cougars dropped North Lenoir 4-1 in Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference action on Tuesday. The Hawks (10-8, 2-2 EPC) committed four errors...

Baseball -- W. Craven tops Goldsboro

Goldsboro's Curtis Mozingo had two hits as the Cougars fell 15-2 at home to West Craven on Tuesday. West Craven scored 11 runs in the first two innings and went on to win the game in five innings, due...

Baseball -- Rams get first EPC win

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central captured its first Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference baseball win of the season Tuesday, downing Tarboro 8-0. The Rams (7-9, 1-3 EPC) got all they would need in the second, scoring twice. Joseph Wade...

Baseball -- Pam Pack drops EW

WASHINGTON -- Washington's Aaron Mobley went three-for-three and picked up the win in five innings of three-hit work as the Pam Pack defeated Eastern Wayne 11-1 in five innings. The game was called after Washington pushed across three runs...

JV baseball -- GC pounds Tarboro

TARBORO -- Greene Central routed Tarboro 22-3 in a junior varsity baseball game Tuesday. The Rams (8-8, 3-1 Eastern Plains) got the win from Josh Elmore in five innings of work, yielding no earned runs. Lance Murray went 4-for-5...

Tennis -- WCDS avenges loss to Faith-RM

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Country Day captured two of three doubles matches and upended Faith Christian of Rocky Mount 5-4 in a Class 1-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference match Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers avenged an earlier loss to the Patriots....

Tennis -- CBA sweeps Eagles

NEW BERN -- Charles B. Aycock swept the singles and doubles en route to a 9-0 decision against West Craven on the Craven Community College courts Tuesday afternoon. Top-seeded Danny Fairchild, fifth-seeded David Williams and sixth-seeded Rich Holder each posted...

Tennis -- GC drops Rosewood

SNOW HILL -- Defending Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains champion Greene Central rolled past Rosewood 9-0 at the Snow Hill Tennis Complex on Tuesday afternoon. Andrew Hulbert, Brent Darden, Lin Hall, Chris Hardy, Dustin Grant and Brian Suggs each earned an...

Golf -- Dustin Smith guides Golden Falcons

DUDLEY -- Dustin Smith fired a 1-under par 71 and seized medalist honors, helping Charles B. Aycock claim the top spot in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina golf match at Southern Wayne Country Club. The Golden Falcons finished with a...

Soccer -- Coleman paces WCDS past Faith-RM

Sarah Coleman collected two goals and an assist as state-ranked Wayne Country Day throttled Faith Christian of Rocky Mount 5-1 in Classes 1-A/2-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference play Tuesday afternoon. Christin Grubb and Virginia Best each contributed a goal and...

Track -- Rams slip past South Lenoir

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central slipped past South Lenoir and dominated Tarboro in an Eastern Plains 2-A Conference girls track meet Tuesday at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex. Teketia May and Shontay Dodd each emerged victorious for the Rams,...

Track -- Fryt wins three events for Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- Amy Fryt emerged a triple winner as Charles B. Aycock ran past Princeton 84-53 in a non-conference girls track meet contested Tuesday afternoon at Hardy Talton Stadium. Fryt claimed the 100 meters in 12.96 seconds and the 200...

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

ECU programs building respect

KINSTON -- Pride and passion. Those two characteristics are needed in any sport, but they carry a significant weight when associated with East Carolina University athletics. Those traits are viable when it comes to competing daily in one of...

Soccer -- Second half good to Warriors

It seemed to take the Eastern Wayne girls soccer team one half of play at home against Kinston to shake off the rust of the week-long layoff of spring break, but the Lady Warriors made the necessary adjustments at...

Softball -- CBA-NL duel in classic

PIKEVILLE -- Before the start of Monday night's softball game, Charles B. Aycock coach David West and North Lenoir's Heather Humphrey were tripping over themselves trying to downplaying the contest. Eleven innings, and two hours and forty-five minutes later,...

Prep soccer roundup

TARBORO -- Rosewood's Erin Thibodeau turned in a hat-trick (three goals) as the Lady Eagles claimed a 5-1 win at Tarboro on Monday. Rosewood (11-2 overall) improved to 7-1 in the Classes 2-A Eastern Plains/1-A Carolina/Super-Six heading into Wednesday's match...

Prep golf roundup

DUDLEY -- Ayden-Grifton's Adam Andrews took medalist honors with a 35 as the Chargers emerged with the win at the last regular season Class 1-A Carolina Conference golf match played at Southern Wayne Country Club. Ayden-Grifton finished with 154 team...

Prep softball roundup

WINTERVILLE -- Southern Wayne's Ashley Clemens had two hits, including an RBI in a 10-4 loss to New Bern at the Sara Law softball tournament in Winterville last Saturday. In Thursday's action, the Saints topped rival Eastern Wayne 7-1...

Prep baseball roundup

Faith Christian's Hunter Davis struck out eight on the mound and helped his cause with a three-hit, three-RBI performance as the Conquerors defeated Kerwin Christian School 13-3 at home on Monday. Faith improved to 6-5 overall and takes on Liberty...

Monday, April 19, 2004

MOC sports

PINEHURST -- Eastern Wayne High School graduate Lindsey Snyder is tied for eighth place out of 26 golfers as Mount Olive College completed first-round play Sunday in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Women's Golf Championship at Foxfire Golf and Country Club...

Baseball -- Monday

North Lenoir's Shane Harris tossed a complete game, yielding just one run and five hits through seven innings as the Hawks topped rival Kinston 3-1 on Saturday. North Lenoir (10-7) scored all three of its runs in the first two...

Sunday, April 18, 2004

David Thornton

David Thornton really has not changed since he was a high school football player at Goldsboro High School. Back then, he was known as an athletic kid with a great work ethic. And even back then, he was showing...

C.B. Aycock-Wilson Beddingfield

PIKEVILLE -- Survival. Luck. Living on the edge. Those two words and one phrase aptly describe Charles B. Aycock's nail-biting, 1-0 thriller Friday evening against Wilson Beddingfield. The Golden Falcons' triumphed despite committing two near-crucial errors in two of...

Friday, April 16, 2004

David Thornton -- From a Cougar to a Colt

David Thornton really has not changed since he was a high school football player at Goldsboro High School. Back then, he was known as an athletic kid with a great work ethic. And even back then, he was showing...

Spring Creek, Princeton struggles with basics at Deacon Jones tournament

PRINCETON -- Princeton coach Bruce Proctor and Spring Creek coach Roger May shared similar frustrations after their respective games on the second day of the Deacon Jones Invitational at Princeton High on Thursday. Each saw their teams commit a...

Baseball -- CBA dominates Beddingfield

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock's battery did most of the damage Thursday afternoon as Philip Cunningham and Bennett Jeffreys teamed up to lead the Golden Falcons past Wilson Beddingfield 4-1 at the Bruins diamond. After giving up one run in...

Thursday, April 15, 2004

A Pack-tastic future

Over 220 area Wolfpack fans got a little icing on the cake Wednesday evening as they filled the Walnut Creek Country Club at the 2004 Wolfpack Club Spring Caravan. It was announced earlier in the day that 2004 ACC...

Lawson draws raves from Amato

As a freshman, Eastern Wayne graduate Manny Lawson watched as the N.C. State defense held both perennial national powers Florida State and Notre Dame without an offensive touchdown at the end of the 2002 season. Wolfpack head coach Chuck...

Baseball -- Gators turn tables on NJ

Spring may have sprung, but not last night in Princeton. A light, steady rain, cold, and gusty wind made conditions difficult for both players and fans for the opening round of the Deacon Jones baseball tournament at the Princeton...

Baseball -- Middle Creek rips 'Dogs

PRINCETON -- Could David beat Goliath? For the first six innings, the answer appeared to be yes. Class 1-A Princeton was able to compete with their larger 4-A opponent, Middle Creek High School. Unfortunately, "the wheels fell off the...

Baseball -- SW goes 1-2 at W. Brunswick tourney

SHALOTTE -- Southern Wayne's Ashton Langston pitched seven innings, yielding on two runs on five hits as the Saints wrapped up the Beach Diamond Invitational at West Brunswick High School with a 3-2 win over Bishop Ireton (Va.) on...

K-Tribe takes pair from Cannons

KINSTON -- The Kinston Indians took a pair from the Potomac Cannons Wednesday at Grainger Stadium, claiming game one 5-2 and rolling in the nightcap by a final of 11-4. The Indians moved to 5-0 on the year, while Potomac...

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Warriors win -- with weather's help

GREENVILLE -- Playing conditions worsened as a steady rain pelted the already-soaked May-Scales Field diamond on the J.H. Rose campus Tuesday afternoon. But it took a lightning strike and thunder to aid Eastern Wayne in snapping a three-game losing...

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Wade's homer lifts Rams past EW

GREENVILLE -- One pitch erased one hard inning of work for Eastern Wayne and removed some doubts about the confidence of Greene Central's baseball players Monday afternoon. Joe Wade belted a no-out, solo home run in the bottom of...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf

Lane Tree was represented at the East Carolina Ladies Golf Association on April 8 at New Bern Golf and Country Club. Linda Watson was first low gross in the championship flight, while in the first flight, Sally Pope was...

Babe Ruth Majors

Eastern Wayne Blue 10, Nahunta Warriors 0 -- Eastern Wayne's Jose Ponce struck out eight in three innings, while helping his cause with two home runs. Max Smith contributed a triple and a single, while Greg Simms added two...

Monday, April 12, 2004

Greene Central falls in Hot Stove opener

GREENVILLE -- Greene Central could do little against 4-A power J.H. Rose Saturday in the final game of the opening day of the Jimmie R. Grimsley Hot Stove league Tournament at Guy Smith Stadium. The Rampants scored early and...

Sports calendar

Monday, April 12 Prep softball Wilson Hunt at C.B. Aycock 7 p.m. Prep baseball Grimsley Hot Stove League Tournament (at Guy Smith Stadium, Greenville) Game 5 -- Watauga vs. D.H. Conley Noon Game 6 -- Game 3 loser vs. Game...

Sunday, April 11, 2004

Rusch comes up big for MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Matt Rusch came up big just when Mount Olive College needed him. The junior right-hander from Schenectady, New York allowed just three hits as the Trojans beat Anderson 6-0 in the final game of the three-game series...

MOC splits with Anderson Friday

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College's baseball team needed to sweep visiting Anderson College to put pressure on Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference leader Pfeiffer going into the final week of the regular season. But in the opening game of Friday's...

Baseball -- CBA gets revenge on NL

PIKEVILLE -- Adam Williams grabbed the pitching chart after the fifth inning and scanned the numbers. "One hundred pitches," he said. "My arm feels like it." Williams kept on throwing. The left-hander scattered four hits in a complete-game effort as...

Prep baseball roundup

CALYPSO -- North Duplin erased three different deficits at home against Holly Ridge Dixon, eventually rallying for a eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings to claim a 10-8 win. The victory improves the Rebels to 3-11 on the...

Tommy Walston earns recognition as K-Tribe groundskeeper

KINSTON -- Tommy Walston was recently given quite a recognition. The groundskeeper at Grainger Stadium for the past nine years, Walston was recently honored from among 163 teams as Sportsturf Manager of the Year for all of Class A...

Friday, April 9, 2004

Tilley returns to WCDS

It has taken Randy Tilley 27 years of his basketball coaching career, but he has finally come full circle. Tilley, a Wayne County native who has run successful basketball programs at Southern Wayne High School and Goldsboro High School,...

Brinson signs with LCC

It is safe to say Goldsboro senior Ray Brinson will look back on his 18th birthday with a sense of pride. On Thursday, Brinson's birthday, the six-foot-nine, 245-pound center signed to play basketball at nearby Lenoir Community College. His...

Tennis -- Warriors learning from early trials

Eastern Wayne, admittedly, has taken its fair share of lumps on the boys' tennis scene this season. The Warriors have endured lopsided defeats against traditional programs West Carteret, Washington and Charles B. Aycock. Despite the outcome, they have gained...

S. Central slips past Warriors

South Central coach Robert "Peanut" Langston's team did most all of the little things correctly in picking up a 3-2 win at Eastern Wayne on Thursday in a battle of two teams tied for second place in the Class...

K-Tribe mixes old and new this season

KINSTON -- The Kinston Indians of 2004 could be characterized by the old saying about everything old being new again. The K-Tribe will open the season tonight against Winston-Salem in Historic Grainger Stadium, and the fans that loyally support...

Softball -- Hawks edge North Pitt

LAGRANGE -- Sometimes, even great defense will not beat good offense. North Lenoir's softball team almost found out the hard way as the Lady Hawks had to come from behind to edge a pesky North Pitt squad, 2-1. The...

Baseball -- Saints surging after win over Kinston

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne baseball is back. After opening the season on a losing skid, the Saints have put together a string of wins to jump back into the midst of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference race. The latest...

Softball -- Pender's extra-base hit sparks Eagles

Danielle Pender spearheaded a first-inning offensive outburst and Wayne Christian cruised from there in a 9-3 victory against Carolina Christian 1-A opponent Community Christian. The visiting Cyclones took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. The Eagles...

Track -- CBA drops Patriots

MOREHEAD CITY -- Amy Fritt emerged a triple winner and Charles B. Aycock avenged its only loss of the season with a 79-71 victory against Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference girls track rival West Carteret on Thursday afternoon. Fritt claimed...

Tennis -- GC stays unbeaten

SNOW HILL -- Traditional Class 2-A powerhouse Greene Central posted four shutouts in singles and three in doubles en route to a 9-0 decision against Farmville Central on the Snow Hill Tennis Complex courts Wednesday afternoon. The Rams (15-0) improved...

Softball -- Thornton solid in ECC contest

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's Karen Thornton yielded just one run in seven innings of work on the mound as the Saints emerged with a tough, 2-1 win at home over Kinston on Thursday. The win improved the Saints (6-5) to...

Soccer -- NL's Bright shines against Kinston

KINSTON -- North Lenoir's Haley Bright accounted for all seven of the Hawks goals, scoring four times and dishing out three assists in a 7-0 win over rival Kinston at the Vikings' field on Thursday. Brittany Forrest added a...

Baseball -- CBA tops Cougars

PIKEVILLE -- Drew McGowan, Bennett Jeffreys and Jared Gouty each accomplished career firsts on the Charles B. Aycock baseball diamond Thursday afternoon. McGowan picked up his first-ever varsity mound win, striking out eight in a three-inning stint as the Golden...

Baseball -- Panthers' Scott one-hits Hawks

BETHEL -- North Pitt's Brandon Scott tossed a complete game one-hitter as the Panthers defeated North Lenoir 5-1 at home on Thursday. Scott finished with six strikeouts against two walks with one unearned run, while helping his cause at...

Softball -- Odom shuts down Warrior offense

Jessie Odom struck out nine and allowed just one hit as South Central scored a 2-0 softball victory against Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Eastern Wayne on Thursday. The Falcons scored in the first inning with the help of...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

Kathy Woodard took low gross honors for the play of the day as the new golf season got underway for the Walnut Creek lady golfers. Jewel Ivey claimed low gross in the first flight with Novella Zambelli taking low...

JV softball -- Saints earn split for week

DUDLEY -- Visiting D.H. Conley scored six runs in the first two innings and cruised past Southern Wayne 11-0 in a non-conference battle Wednesday evening. Whitli Thornton, Kristen Moody and Ashley Clemens each had a single for the Saints....

JV softball -- CBA survives on road

PINETOPS -- Charles B. Aycock squeezed out a 5-4, eight-inning victory Thursday afternoon at SouthWest Edgecombe. Morgan Davis paced the unbeaten Golden Falcons with two hits, including a triple. Brittany King, Julia Lancaster, Leiren Tillman, Heather Farmer and Lacie...

Thursday, April 8, 2004

MOC nearly upsets K-Tribe in exhibition

KINSTON -- For most of Wednesday night, Mount Olive College's baseball team looked like it could handle Class A baseball with the pros. Only a game-ending, three-run home run by J.J. Sherrill saved face for the Kinston Indians in a...

Baseball -- Rams still struggling

SNOW HILL -- Jordy Davis kept SouthWest Edgecombe guessing for five innings Wednesday evening. The Greene Central right-hander cleverly mixed his change-up in with a fastball and curveball, and held the visiting Cougars to two hits. Davis and his...

Baseball -- ND comes up short against Hobbton

CALYPSO -- Sterling Grice ripped a pair of extra-base hits Wednesday afternoon, but North Duplin couldn't overcome crucial defensive mistakes in an 8-5, non-conference loss against Hobbton. Grice doubled and homered in two at-bats as the Rebels fell to 2-11...

Softball -- Rebels get first win

CALYPSO -- North Duplin's Stephanie Ivey scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth-inning as the Rebels won their first game of the year 6-5 against non-conference opponent Hobbton on Wednesday at home. Casey Pate picked up...

Softball -- GC falls in EPC contest

PINETOPS -- Elizabeth Cooper and Cassie Webb combined for three-quarters of Greene Central's offensive output, but it wasn't enough in a 6-2 loss at SouthWest Edgecombe on Wednesday afternoon. Cooper finished the day 2-for-3, while Webb added a hit...

Softball -- CBA's Jackson one-hits Warriors

After yielding a first-inning hit and a walk, Charles B. Aycock's Jenny Jackson sat down 20 Eastern Wayne batters in a row and did not allow another base runner as the Golden Falcons remained unbeaten with a 5-0 win at...

WCDS soccer

ROCKY MOUNT -- Third-ranked Wayne Country Day stood tied 2-2 with second-ranked Rocky Mount Academy before falling 4-3 on the road in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference play on Wednesday. It looked as if the Chargers had equalized the...

Soccer -- Garner scores twice for Rosewood

Rosewood's Kerry Garner scored two goals in the second half as the Eagles blanked county and conference rival Spring Creek 4-0 on Wednesday at Branch Pope Field. The win improves the Eagles (10-2 overall) to 6-1 in the Classes 2-A...

Soccer -- NJ blanks third-straight opponent

KENLY -- North Johnston outshot SouthWest Edgecombe 31-0 on its way to a 4-0 win at home over the Cougars in Classes 2-A Eastern Plains/Classes 1-A Carolina/Super-Six play. Jenna Gudac scored twice in the first half, while Martha Godwin...

Soccer -- EW displays balance on road

WINTERVILLE -- Five Eastern Wayne players scored goals as the Warriors marched past South Central 7-0 in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play on Wednesday. Eastern Wayne (4-5, 4-3 ECC) took a 3-0 lead into halftime, then exploded for...

CBA soccer

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock goalie Emily Stewart had eight saves, while forward Mary Beth Hooks tallied a natural hat-trick (three-straight goals) to lead the Golden Falcons to a 6-0 win at home over Kinston on Wednesday. Aycock coach...

Tennis -- WCDS continues to improve in loss

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Country Day continues to improve, but fell 7-2 on Wednesday at Rocky Mount Academy in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference play. Alex Proimos and Byron Bryan won their matches at number four and five singles, respectively....

Tennis -- TEACH defeats Wayne Christian

TEACH, a team of home-schooled students, swept the doubles and knocked off Wayne Christian 7-2 on Tuesday afternoon. Matthew Rouse, David Sullivan, Triston Hooks and Alexander Hooks each had a singles win for TEACH. The doubles of Rouse-Sullivan, T....

Tennis -- Spring Creek topples A-G

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek won five of six singles matches and eased past Ayden-Grifton 8-1 in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference play Tuesday afternoon. Will Daniel, Cliff Wilson, Grey Wilson and Justin Hardy each picked up a straight-set win...

Tennis -- Eagles drop Tarboro on road

TARBORO -- Rosewood picked up two key doubles wins and knocked off Tarboro 6-3 in Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference action Tuesday afternoon. The No. 1 tandem of Wesley Lovelady-Matt Mitchell easily defeated Jonathan Pearce-Chris Taylor 8-2. Teammates Ty...

Tennis -- GC continues C/EPC dominance

PINETOPS -- Greene Central needed barely more than an hour to dismantle SouthWest Edgecombe 9-0 in a Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference match Monday afternoon. The Rams remained unbeaten in 13 outings, including 10 against C/EPC competition. They extended their...

Track -- GC girls unbeaten in EPC

PINETOPS -- Olisa Thaggard claimed a pair of first-place finishes in the field events and participated on two winning relay teams as Greene Central slipped past SouthWest Edgecombe 63-60 in an Eastern Plains 2-A track meet Wednesday afternoon. South...

JV baseball -- Cougars deal Rams EPC setback

PINETOPS -- SouthWest Edgecombe benefited from 14 defensive errors and handed Greene Central a 15-5 loss, its first in Eastern Plains 2-A Conference play this season. Thirteen of the Cougars' runs were unearned. Will McLawhorn led the Rams with...

JV baseball -- CBA claims pair of road wins

HOLLYWOOD -- Garrett Davis fired a one-hit, complete-game shutout as Charles B. Aycock dominated D.H. Conley 18-0 on Wednesday afternoon. Davis recorded nine strikeouts in the contest, which was shortened to five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule....

JV softball -- CBA knocks off rival EW

Rusti Talton threw a complete-game one-hitter and notched 15 strikeouts as C.B. Aycock shut out county rival Eastern Wayne 15-0 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference game Wednesday. Talton and Brittany King paced the Golden Falcons' offense with four...

Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Baseball -- EW tops Kinston

Preseason critics expected the Eastern Wayne baseball team to struggle this season after graduation took away some of its power and most of its leadership. Look at the Warriors now. Eastern Wayne (7-5) moved into a second-place tie in the...

Baseabll -- Princeton knocks off Eagles

If the first half of the Class 1-A Carolina Conference season is any indication, the teams that grab one of the three playoff berths will have to win their fair share of close games. League-leading Princeton has proven it...

Tennis -- Rams avenge tennis defeat

SNOW HILL -- A midseason matchup between two of eastern North Carolina's top boys' tennis programs, Greene Central and Southern Nash, produced a smidgeon of revenge and a learning lesson Tuesday afternoon. The more-experienced Rams used last year's regular-season...

Tennis -- CBA takes out Saints

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock High School has a reuptation for excellence in girls tennis, one that has taken better than 20 years to develop. Now, Golden Falcon tennis coach Luke Vail may be beginning to put together a...

Softball -- CBA drops Washington

PIKEVILLE -- The scene is all too familiar. It has to be almost comforting to Charles B. Aycock softball coach David West -- and all too disheartening for Washington High School coach Jamie Matta. "It's always the same," said...

Baseball -- Early mistakes cost Chargers

Four first inning errors proved costly for Wayne Country Day as the Chargers hung in with state-ranked Rocky Mount Academy, which claimed a 7-3 win at the Eastern Carolina Athletic Park on Tuesday. The Eagles scored five runs in the...

Baseball -- Holloman's control paces Saints

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's Matthew Holloman tossed just 62 pitches in seven innings of work as the Saints got timely, balanced hitting and good defense in an 8-2 win against West Craven. Holloman (1-1) struck out five and issued...

Moore, NJ drop Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- North Johnston's Ashley Moore hurled a five inning shutout, striking out seven against one walk and allowing just two hits in a 10-0 win at Spring Creek on Tuesday. The game was called after five innings...

Wednesday -- Eagles double-up FCA

Wayne Christian's Tyler Brannan drove in four runs with a triple and a home run as the Eagles emerged with a 10-5 win at home on Tuesday over Fayetteville Christian Academy. The win improves Wayne Christian (7-2 overall) to 3-0...

Baseball -- NL deals Rams EPC setback

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir handed Greene Central its second consecutive loss, 3-1, in Eastern Plains 2-A Conference action Tuesday evening. Jacob Alphin doubled in a 2-for-3 effort for the Hawks. Hunter Chase led Greene Central with two hits. The...

Baseball -- CBA snaps losing streak

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Phillip Cunningham started the bottom of the first with a lead-off home run as the Golden Falcons' snapped a four-game losing streak with a 12-2 win at home against Washington in Eastern Carolina 3-A...

Softball -- Rosewood romps past Princeton

Lyndsey Cotten, Sarah Poole and Jennifer Boren each banged out two hits as Rosewood dumped archrival Princeton 12-1 in a Carolina 1-A Conference battle Tuesday. Cotten collected two RBI and Boren drove in a run for the Eagles, who...

Softball -- SW moves into fifth in ECC

DUDLEY -- Dominique Williams doubled and drove in a run as Southern Wayne dispatched West Craven 10-0 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference contest Tuesday. Williams finished the day 2-for-3 as the Saints climbed into fifth place in the...

Softball -- Cromer, Griffin pace NL

SNOW HILL -- Two-time defending Eastern Plains 2-A Conference champion North Lenoir defeated Greene Central 6-2 on the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex diamond Tuesday evening. The Hawks captured their 22nd straight EPC win. Right-handed pitcher Morgan Worthington surrendered...

Sofball -- NJ's Evans flirts with perfect game

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Candace Evans flirted with a perfect game as state-ranked North Johnston blanked Spring Creek 10-0 in Carolina 1-A Conference play Tuesday. Evans yielded one hit and struck out eight in a complete-game performance. The Gators foiled...

Softball -- Errors plague Warriors at home

Eastern Wayne committed 12 errors and yielded nine unearned runs as Kinston emerged with a 15-7 road win on Tuesday in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action. Emily Sasser and Kristy Berends had three hits each for the Warriors...

JV softball -- Golden Falcons trip Pam Pack

PIKEVILLE -- Julia Lancaster struck out 13 batters and yielded two hits as Charles B. Aycock knocked off Washington 3-1 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference action Tuesday. Lancaster, Shelly Lancaster and Brittany King each had one hit for the...

JV baseball -- Rams collect EPC win

SNOW HILL -- Dreyon Willis, Tyler Chase and Drew Sowers each provided two hits as Greene Central stopped North Lenoir 11-5 in Eastern Plains 2-A action Tuesday. Willis doubled with an RBI in a 2-for-4 showing. Chase batted 2-for-4...

Soccer -- Foye registers hat trick for NL

LAGRANGE -- Elizabeth Foye registered the hat trick (three goals) as North Lenoir rolled past James Kenan 5-1 in a Carolina/Super Six/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A match Monday. Foye collected her goals in 26th, 31st and 45th minutes. Haley Bright assisted on...

Soccer -- Lady Sting top F.-Varina

FUQUAY -- The Goldsboro '88 Lady Sting's Natalie Taylor and Stephanie Behrend had one goal each as the Sting defeated the Fuquay-Varina Lightning 2-0. Kelsey Griffith assisted on both goals, while goalie Ashley Lish recorded her second shutout of...

JV soccer -- Aycock blanks EW

Charles B. Aycock's Lizzie Sodoma had two goals to lead the Golden Falcons to a 4-0 win over rival Eastern Wayne on Tuesday at the Warriors' field. Danielle Sealy and Samantha Whitworth added one goal each for Aycock, now...

Golf -- Greene medals for Eagles

Jonathan Greene captured medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 37 as Wayne Christian defeated Cary Christian 163-201 in a Carolina Christian 1-A Conference match Tuesday afternoon at Walnut Creek. The Eagles remained unbeaten in 12 outings, including a 4-0...

Tipton records ace

Tom Tipton turned in his first ever hole-in-one Sunday afternoon at the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Tipton aced the par-3, 200-yard seventh hole with a five wood. Jerry McWilliams, Craig Sutton and Mike McCumber witnessed the ace....

Golf -- Gators earn non-league win

CLINTON -- Stephen Warren earned medalist honors with an 18-hole round of 75 as Spring Creek defeated Lakewood 323-426 in a non-conference match Tuesday afternoon at Lakewood Country Club. Billy Hamm complemented Warren's effort with a 79. Teammates Pat...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf

Teresa Shearin claimed low net and low putts honors for the week ending April 4. Shearin tied with Donna Adams in game of the week play....

Golf -- Rams strong in EPC match

WILSON -- Greene Central's Colby Murphy tied for medalist honors with South Lenoir's Austin Hardison in an Eastern Plains 2-A Conference match at Happy Valley on Tuesday. Murphy's 74 and teammate Daniel Creech's 75 paced the Rams (20-6, 17-3...

Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Soccer -- CBA tops Warriors

PIKEVILLE -- Young athletes learn the adage, "Don't stop until the whistle blows," almost as soon as they step on the playing field for the first time. The Charles B. Aycock girls soccer team continues to put the saying...

Tennis -- NL edges Rosewood

It is true in sports -- and particularly true in team tennis -- that victories by small margins can add up to a big overall victory. The chilly, blustery courts of Rosewood High School proved that out Monday as...

Track -- Rosewood boys claim Carolina meet

Rosewood's boys made it two straight wins over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Farmville Central Monday after downing the Jags in a four-team track meet at the Eagles facility. Rosewood outdistanced Farmville Central 119 to 67, with Spring Creek tying the...

Track -- EW sweeps rivals

Eastern Wayne's boys and girls came away with a pair of wins in a three-team match against rivals Southern Wayne and Goldsboro on Monday afternoon at New Hope. The Warrior girls (11-4, 7-1 Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference) emerged...

Baseball -- WCDS drops Terra Ceia

PANTEGO -- Wayne Country Day posted a season-high in hits (15) and runs (16) at non-conference opponent Terra Ceia as the Chargers claimed a 16-4 win on the road. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run...

Baseball -- ND comes up just short

HOLLY RIDGE -- Trailing 8-3, North Duplin put together a four-run rally in the top of the seventh before Holly Ridge Dixon tossed out the tying run at the plate trying to score and held on for an 8-7...

Softball -- ND posts season-high hits but falls

HOLLY RIDGE -- North Duplin posted a season-high for hits with 14 but couldn't hold off Holly Ridge Dixon, who claimed an 8-7 win at home on Monday in eight innings. The Rebels (0-12) were led by Staci Faulk with...

Softball -- NJ claims non-conference win

KENLY -- North Johnston's Amanda Pope and Hannah Ellis delivered two hits each as the Panthers claimed a 4-1 win at home in non-conference action over Wilson Hunt on Monday. North Johnston, currently ranked third in the ihigh.com coaches...

Golf -- Woodard medals for Princeton

KENLY -- Princeton's Scott Woodard fired a 37 to take medalist honors in a Class 1-A Carolina Confernce match at The Cardinal Country Club on Monday. Ayden-Grifton finished first in the team scoring with a 170. Spring Creek took second...

Golf -- GC wins EPC match

In a Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference match at Maccripine Country Club, Greene Central emerged with 317 team points and claimed first place. The Rams (15-6, 12-3 EPC) were paced by a 76 by Colby Murphy and a 77...

Golf -- Eagles stay unbeaten

Wayne Christian's Clark Rose tallied a 39 to guide the Eagles to a 163-173 win over Fayetteville Christian at Walnut Creek Country Club on Monday. The win improves Wayne Christian to 11-0 overall and 3-0 in the Carolina Christian...

Soccer -- Gudac tallies fourth hat-trick for NJ

SEVEN SPRINGS -- North Johnston's Jenna Gudac tallied her fourth hat-trick (three goals) of the season to lead the Panthers to a 5-0 win at Spring Creek on Monday. Gudac now has 15 goals on the year. Stefanie Jones added...

Monday, April 5, 2004

MMOC baseball completes sweep of Coker

MOUNT OLIVE -- Carl Lancaster vividly remembers the scene. Coker (S.C.) College swept a conference series 3-0 against his Mount Olive College baseball team two years ago and celebrated with a pile-up at second base on the Scarborough Field diamond....

Softball -- Wayne Christian girls lose first conference game

Wayne Christian lost its first conference softball game of the year Friday with an 18-5 defeat at the the hands of Village Christian. Village took advantage of errors in the second inning, scoring nine runs on four hits. Brittany Sullivan...

Sunday, April 4, 2004

Baseball -- EW's Vinson wins battle of southpaws

Two strong, promising young pitchers put on a show Friday night as Eastern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock played another classic county-rival baseball game Friday night. Then an unheralded pinch-hitter stole the show. Tyler Mitchell's single to left in the...

Softball -- N. Lenoir tops rival Blue Devils

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir began defense of its Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference softball title in shaky fashion Friday evening against archrival South Lenoir. The upset-minded Blue Devils loaded the bases, with no outs, on two infield errors and a...

Goldsboro Road Run has regional appeal

In its 26th year, the Sunrise Kiwanis Greater Goldsboro Road Run is enjoying a regional reputation that brings runners from all around the area to downtown Goldsboro. Saturday's Road Run brought runners from Pennsylvania, South Carolina and as far...

Baseball -- SW cruises past Cougars

Chris Carr doubled twice in four at-bats as Southern Wayne cruised past Goldsboro 17-2 in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action Friday evening. Carr finished with three hits. Josh Narron provided two hits in five plate appearances and Matthew Holloman...

Baseball -- Hawks open EPC play with win

DEEP RUN -- North Lenoir used a four-run sixth inning to turn the game around and beat South Lenoir 6-3 in their Eastern Plains 2-A Conference opener on the Blue Devils' diamond. Shane Harris went the distance and got...

Baseball -- Chargers top NJ

LITTLEFIELD -- Ayden-Grifton plated 10 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overcome a two-run deficit and take a 12-5 win against North Johnston in Carolina 1-A Conference baseball action Friday. The Chargers were led at the...

Baseball -- Panthers hand GC a loss

SNOW HILL -- Clark Harrington and Chris Roebuck had North Pitt's only hits as the Panthers beat Greene Central 5-2 Friday night in the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference opener for both teams. Jordy Davis took the loss for the...

Baseball -- Princeton wins key Carolina battle

PRINCETON -- Last year's game between Farmville Central and Princeton at the Bulldogs' field went 16 innings. Though 9 1/2 innings shorter, Friday's game was just as exciting. Playing for first place in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference, Princeton...

JV baseball -- Rams down Panthers

BETHEL -- Greene Central demolished Eastern Plains 2-A opponent North Pitt 12-1 Friday night in six innings. Drew Sowers had a pair of doubles and 2 RBI. Tyler Chase batted 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI to pace...

JV baseball -- CBA blanks Warriors

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock won its eighth game in nine outings after beating Eastern Wayne 9-0 Friday night. Garrett Davis went four innings and got the win, striking out six and giving up one hit. Brandon Price and...

Softball -- Huge seventh paces Panthers

LITTLEFIELD -- North Johnston plated four runs in the top of the seventh inning and survived Ayden-Grifton 4-3 in a battle of Class 1-A Carolina Conference unbeatens Friday evening. All seven runs were unearned and each team had just two...

Softball -- NP's Shaw blanks Rams

BETHEL -- North Pitt pitcher Tiffany Shaw struck out 10 to lead the Panthers to a 2-0 Eastern Plains 2-A victory against Greene Central on Friday. The game was scoreless until the fifth when a pair of Panther runners...

Softball -- ECC contest postponed

Friday's battle between county rivals Eastern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock was postponed to Wednesday....

Friday, April 2, 2004

Baseball -- Rosewood's Carr shines in one-hitter

The Rosewood Eagles started the season behind the curve with pitching. Many of their reliable arms came into the season late, having played in the basketball playoffs. Indications are that the pitching is starting to come around. For evidence,...

Track -- SW hosts first track in 25 years

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne hosted its first track meet in 25 years Thursday afternoon, and earned a split against Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference rivals Kinston and West Craven. The Saints boys, led by five individual wins and three relay...

Track -- Eagle boys take Carolina meet

FARMVILLE -- Javon Williams dominated the 100 and 200 runs and helped Rosewood knock off Farmville Central 96-72 in a Carolina 1-A Conference meet Thursday afternoon. Williams won the 100 in 11.2 seconds and took the 200 in 23.4....

Track -- Rams boys 2nd, girls prevail

SNOW HILL -- Three Johnsons each picked up an individual win Thursday afternoon, but it wasn't enough for Greene Central's boys track team. Visiting SouthWest Edgecombe had three double winners and nipped the Rams 78-73 on the James R....

Track -- Warrior girls sweep ECC meet

Shelly Baker and Yasmine Washington each claimed a pair of wins and helped lead Eastern Wayne sweep Washington and West Carteret in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference action Thursday afternoon. The Warriors amassed 85 points while the Patriots picked up...

Track -- CBA gains pair of wins

PIKEVILLE -- Chris Hubbard and Jamorris Dickerson each won a pair of events as Charles B. Aycock edged South Central 81-75 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet contested at the Hardy Talton Stadium track. Goldsboro finished third with...

Tennis -- Gators blank NP

BETHEL -- Spring Creek lost a total of six games, four in singles and two in doubles, en route to a 9-0 decision against North Pitt in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference play Thursday. Top-seeded Will Daniel and third-seeded Grey...

Tennis -- Eagles knock off A-G

Rosewood swept the two contested doubles matches and knocked off Ayden-Grifton 6-2 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference match Thursday afternoon. The No. 1 tandem of Wesley Lovelady-Matt Mitchell easily defeated the Chargers' Kyle Beach-Sam Sutton 8-2. The No....

Tennis -- Rams record 11th shutout

TARBORO -- Greene Central recorded its 11th shutout in 12 outings this season with a 9-0 victory against Tarboro in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A action Thursday afternoon. The Rams improved to 12-0 overall and 9-0 in the C/EPC heading into...

Tennis -- WHS deals Warriors a loss

WASHINGTON -- Washington cruised past Eastern Wayne 9-0 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference match Thursday afternoon. The Warriors entertain league-leading West Carteret next Tuesday afternoon on the Wayne Community College courts. Washington 9, Eastern Wayne 0 Singles --...

Soccer -- Eagles too much for Tarboro

Erin Thibodeau and Stephanie Behrend combined for seven goals in Rosewood's 9-0 thrashing of Tarboro in a Carolina/Super Six/EPC match Thursday at Branch Pope Field. The Eagles, tied for 10th in this week's N.C. Soccer Coaches Association 1-A/2-A poll,...

Soccer -- NJ duo scores all the goals

CLINTON -- Martha Godwin and Jenna Gudac combined for all seven goals in North Johnston's 7-0, non-conference victory Thursday evening at Clinton. Godwin notched two goals in each half and finished the evening with a hat trick-plus-one (four goals). Gudac...

Soccer -- NL throttles SouthWest

PINETOPS -- Katie Maloney found the back of the net five times as state-ranked North Lenoir dismantled SouthWest Edgecombe 7-0 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Super Six/Eastern Plains tilt Thursday evening. The Hawks, ranked No. 9 in the N.C. Soccer...

Softball -- Boren gets five RBI for Eagles

Jennifer Boren slapped a home run and collected five RBI as Rosewood cruised past North Duplin 8-1 in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference battle Thursday afternoon. Boren just missed hitting for the cycle with a single, triple and home run...

Golf -- Eagles stay unbeaten

FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Christian remained unbeaten after knocking off Village Christian and Cary Christian in a Carolina Christian 1-A Conference tri-match at Cypress Lakes Country Club. Jonathan Greene emerged the medalist with a nine-hole total of 35 as the...

Golf -- GC falls in non-league match

AYDEN -- Ayden-Grifton downed Greene Central in a non-conference, nine-hole golf match Thursday afternoon at the Ayden Golf and Country Club. The Chargers finished the day with a 161 total while the Rams wound up with a 174. Adam...

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Soccer -- N. Lenoir has easy time with Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Despite a two-goal deficit against North Lenoir at halftime, second-year Spring Creek girls soccer coach Michelle Cobb couldn't have been more pleased with her team's effort. The Gators contained the Hawks' speed for 40 minutes and...

Baseball -- Rams-Falcons tie due to weather

SNOW HILL -- Eight innings were not enough to settle the issue Wednesday night between Greene Central and visiting South Central. Mother Nature had more than enough. Lightning and thunderstorms surrounded the Snow Hill area as the extra innings...

Two GHS players make college choices

Two seniors from the Goldsboro High School football team have taken their first steps toward extending their playing careers by signing grants-in-aid with Elizabeth City State University. Stanley Bryant, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound tight end and linebacker for the Cougars;...

Soccer -- Eagles bounce back on road

PINETOPS -- Rosewood bounced off of a difficult 5-1 loss on Monday at home to North Lenoir by cruising past SouthWest Edgecombe 7-1 on Wednesday at the Cougars' field. The win improves the Eagles (8-2) overall to 4-1 in...

Soccer -- Panthers balanced over Vikings

KENLY -- Five different North Johnston players scored as the Panthers posted a 6-1 win at home over Tarboro in Classes 2-A Eastern Plains/1-A Carolina/Super-Six Conference action on Wednesday. Martha Godwin and Christy Johnson tallied first-half scores to give...

Soccer -- EW blanks West Craven

VANCEBORO -- Eastern Wayne's Natalie Taylor tallied a hat-trick (three goals) as the Warriors rolled to a 7-0 road win at West Craven on Wednesday. The win improves the Warriors (3-4 overall) to 3-2 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina...

Soccer -- CBA posts fifth shutout

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Jessy Lamb scored two goals late in the first half to cap a four-goal half for the Golden Falcons in a 6-0 win at South Central on Wednesday. Mary Beth Hooks and Anem Waheed...

Baseball -- Gators' Amos shines at home

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's Randy Amos struck out six and yielded three hits in five innings of work as the Gators blanked Midway 6-0 on Wednesday at home in non-conference play. Blake Thompson and Patrick McSwain finished the shutout...

Baseball -- NL's Buck blanks Bruins

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Marvin Buck tossed a complete game, striking out eight in a 6-0 win at home over Wilson Beddingfield in non-conference action on Wednesday. North Lenoir will take a 7-6 overall record into its Class 2-A...

JV baseball -- Sasser, Davis pace SW

Wade Sasser and Joseph Davis combined for three extra-base hits in Southern Wayne's 11-7 triumph against county archrival Eastern Wayne on Tuesday. Sasser concluded the day 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Davis doubled in a 2-for-4,...

JV baseball -- Rams drop non-league tilt

WINTERVILLE -- Greene Central lost a seven-run lead and fell apart in a 16-8, non-conference loss against South Central on Wednesday afternoon. The Rams led 7-0 before imploding on defense in the bottom half of the fifth inning. The...

Softball -- Hawks top Bruins in nine

WILSON -- North Lenoir's Leslie Oliver had two hits, including a triple as the Hawks escaped Wilson Beddingfield with a 4-3 win in nine innings. North Lenoir (10-1) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first, before the Bruins...

Softball -- Late error helps Fike

WILSON -- An outfield error led to two unearned runs and helped Wilson Fike escape Greene Central 3-0 in a non-conference battle Wednesday afternoon. The teams battled to a scoreless tie through 51Ú2 innings before the Golden Demons struck...

Tennis -- CBA sweeps West Craven

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock lost just three games total in cruising to a 9-0 win at home over West Craven on Wednesday. Danny Fairchild, Brandon Howard, Sean Kelly, David Williams and Rich Holder all defeated their Eagle opposition in...

Tennis -- WCDS falls to Kerr-Vance

Wayne Country Day's George Mayo defeated Kerr-Vance's John Falkner in number six singles, but the Chargers fell 8-1 at Wayne Community College on Wednesday in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference tilt. Wayne Country Day (1-2) takes on TEACH on...