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Monday, May 31, 2004

ECU baseball

HOUSTON, Texas - TCU's Chad Huffman collected four hits and Robbie Findlay tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings as the fourth-seeded Horned Frogs eliminated No. 1 seed East Carolina, 10-4, in an elimination game in the Sterling Bank Conference USA Tournament...

Slocum, K-Tribe bust Warthogs

KINSTON -- Brian Slocum set a season-high with seven strikeouts over six shutout innings, and the offense got him all the support he needed with three runs in the second as Kinston split a four-game series with Winston-Salem by winning...

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Princeton baseball takes early lead in regional series

WILLIAMSTON -- Redemption accomplished. Princeton right-hander Dustin Myers wasn't pleased with his outing on Tuesday at Spring Creek. He exited the Class 1-A Eastern semifinal clash after less than three innings of work with his team trailing 4-1. The junior...

North Lenoir softball moves on to first Final Four

LAGRANGE -- Business-like. Sure, the North Lenoir softball team earned its first ever trip to the Class 2-A N.C. High School Athletic Association final four at the Walnut Creek softball complex with a 9-0 win over Graham at home...

Rams tennis team just misses dual team state title

BURLINGTON -- Every Greene Central player punctuated each point with emotion, intensity and determination Saturday afternoon. And when championship point had been determined, the Rams once again stumbled in their quest for a state dual-team tennis title. Charlotte Catholic's...

NJ Softball bows out

KENLY -- North Brunswick eliminated North Johnston from the N.C. High School Athletic Association's Class 1-A softball playoffs Saturday after shutting out the Lady panthers 6-0 Saturday evening at the North Johnston diamond. North Brunswick scored two runs in the...

CBA Junior Legion opes with two wins

LAGRANGE -- Aycock's Junior American Legion baseball team opened it's inaugural season with a pair of wins. Aycock won its first-ever game Thursday with a 6-3 win over Lenoir County at the North Lenoir diamond. Wayne County used a three-run...

Two coaches win Homer Thompson awards

CHAPEL HILL-- Two area high school coaches were among the eight coaches honored by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association at the NCHSAA's Annual Meeting at the Lawrence Joel Veteran Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem. The coaches -- Goldsboro...

Friday, May 28, 2004

Greene Central tennis advances to finals

EDENTON -- Hunger and desire. Those two characteristics hadn't played a significant role during Greene Central's previous three playoff matches in recent weeks. However, the two inner emotions stirred within two individuals' souls and surfaced at the right time Thursday...

Pirates trip against Houston in CUSA tourney

HOUSTON, Texas - Rob Johnson's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted Houston over No. 4 East Carolina 6-5 Thursday night in the second round of the Conference USA Tournament at Cougar Field. The Pirates will now face...

Warthogs knock off K-Tribe

KINSTON -- The Winston-Salem Warthogs continued a trend from last weekend, socking two home runs off Indians starter J.D. Martin and hanging on for a 6-2 win Thursday night before 1,362 fans at Grainger Stadium. Starter Nik Lubisich was dominant...

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Softball playoffs -- Lady Hawks move on

LAGRANGE -- Relax and throw. Take one pitch at a time. Count on the defense to make the play. Hermia Humphrey quietly noticed all those phrases moving through her mind as she and her North Lenoir teammates faced their...

Tennis playoffs -- GC returns to eastern finals

SNOW HILL -- The Greene Central tennis team looked a little lethargic in the first couple of games Wednesday afternoon against dual-team playoff opponent St. Pauls. But the Rams quickly found their groove and needed just 75 minutes to...

Post 11 opens season with win

MOUNT OLIVE -- As one of a handful of first-year Wayne County American Legion players, Matthew Holloman delivered a key, two-RBI single in the fourth inning against Garner on Wednesday at Mount Olive's Scarborough Field. Holloman's two-out hit seemed...

CUSA baseball tourney -- ECU takes out Louisville

HOUSTON -- Conference USA pitcher of the year Greg Bunn scattered seven hits in a seven-inning stint as nationally-ranked East Carolina hammered Louisville 13-2 in opening-round tournament action Wednesday afternoon at Cougar Field. The fourth-ranked Pirates set a new...

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Bulldogs in eastern finals

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Spring Creek's Daniel Thompson evades the tag of Priceton's Daniel Gerrell and scores on a double by the Gators' Jes Snyder during the playoff game at Spring Creek on Tuesday. For more information see Princeton rallies past...

Lady Falcons finally fall

PIKEVILLE -- Lauren Caviness made sure her last trip to Pikeville as a prep softball player was one to remember. The Harnett Central superstar pitcher did everything but keep score for the Trojans as Harnett Central ended the Lady...

North Johnson rallies late, advances in playoffs

CLINTON -- Veteran North Johnston softball coach George Daniels is graying around the temples. Some of that might be attributed to the Panthers' current trend in postseason play. Two infield errors and Robin Creech's two-RBI double ignited another seventh-inning...

Princeton rallies past Spring Creek for win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Deja vu. Defined by Webster's Dictionary as "the feeling that one has had an experience previously, although it is actually a new one." Princeton baseball coach Bruce Proctor and his Bulldogs experienced this phenomenon in true...

Post 11 has all the elements for a championship season

MOUNT OLIVE -- A solid nucleus of returning players, including four junior college standouts, and a mix of new faces presents a challenge to second-year Wayne County Post 11 coach Brad Reaves. It's a task Reaves is willing to...

K-Tribe keeps winning

KINSTON - The Kinston Indians kept up their winning ways Tuesday night with a 5-2 victory over the Salem Avalanche in a Carolina League game at Grainger Stadium. The victory keeps Kinston on top of the Southern Division of...

Parrish repeats as All Amercian; three Trojans on all-region team

MOC Sports Information MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Steve Parrish was named to the Rawlings/ABCA Division II Baseball All-America Second Team and Brian Corbett, Ricky Duke and Craig Hurba earned All-South Atlantic Region second team honors, it was announced at the NCAA...

Sports briefs

WCMA rules clinic A free golf rules clinic is being held today at 6:30 p.m. at the Herman Park Center. Several area golf professionals will be on hand to discuss commonly violated rules. Golfers planning on playing in the Wayne...

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Area sports schedule

Tuesday Prep tennis N.C. High School Athletic Association dual-team playoffs Class 2-A -- St. Pauls at Greene Central 4 p.m. Prep baseball N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs (Eastern semifinals) Class 1-A -- Princeton at Spring Creek 6 p.m. Prep...

K-Tribe drops Salem

KINSTON -- Fausto Carmona dominated over seven shutout innings and the Kinston Indians got all the runs they would need with a five-spot in the first, as Kinston beat Salem 9-4 Monday night at Grainger Stadium. The win opened a...

Monday, May 24, 2004

Local sports notes

Correction The recent list of all-Eastern Carolina Conference performers was incorrect for girls swimming. Eastern Wayne's Ashley Robinson should have been listed as an All-Conference performer and winner of co-swimmer of the year honors along with West Carteret's Courtney Whistler....

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Track and field

News-Argus/Rudy Coggins Spring Creek senior McKenzie Jones, middle, explodes out of the blocks during the preliminary heat in the 100-meter dash in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A Track and Field Championships contested Friday at N.C. State....

Hulbert-Darden claim 2-A doubles state title

CARY -- Another state title plaque is headed back to Snow Hill. Greene Central's duo of Andrew Hulbert-Brent Darden earned their first-ever N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A doubles championship with a 6-2, 6-1 decision against Charlotte Catholic's Paul...

Princeton has "Golden Graham" at 1-A track meet

RALEIGH -- Summer Graham left last weekend's mideast regional track and field championships with two gold medals, but she still had some concerns heading into Friday afternoon's 1,600-meter run at N.C. State. Graham erased those doubts in one lap. The...

Bulldogs escape Chargers in extra innings

By GABE WHISNANT News-Argus Sports Writer LITTLEFIELD -- When Princeton junior Josh Williams entered the Bulldogs' Class 1-A eastern quarterfinal game at Ayden-Grifton to pitch on Friday, he was greeted with some "smack" talk by the Chargers' dugout. He answered...

Aycock's Cobb takes third in 200 meters

RALEIGH -- Charles B. Aycock's Keith Cobb emerged the county's top placer in the 83rd annual N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A men's track and field championships contested Saturday at N.C. State. Cobb earned a bronze medal in the...

ECC champions eliminate Saints from 3-A baseball playoffs

By DAVID WILLIAMS News-Argus Sports Editor MOREHEAD CITY -- As the ball rose dramatically toward the fence in left-center field, the reality of what was about to happen set in on the Southern Wayne baseball team. As the ball fell...

Gators' Wilson-Wilson reach 1-A doubles semifinals

CARY -- Spring Creek's doubles of Grey and Cliff Wilson reached the semifinals of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A championships contested at the Cary Tennis Center. Wilson-Wilson ousted Elkin's Ian Wagoner-Nick Holcomb 6-4, 6-4. The duo lost...

Fairchild-Howard finish 1-1 in 3-A state championships

BURLINGTON -- Charles B. Aycock's doubles of Danny Fairchild-Brandon Howard reached the quarterfinals of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A championships Friday afternoon. Fairchild-Howard started the day with a come-from-behind 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 win against Crest's Aaron Oliver-Steven...

Post 94 opens season at home today against Rocky Mount

By GABE WHISNANT News-Argus Sports Writer SNOW HILL -- On paper, the holes look obvious for 32-year coach James "Rabbit" Fulghum and the Snow Hill Post 94 Legion baseball team heading into the 2004 season opener today at home against...

Pirates finish off Eagles, set CUSA win record

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- P.J. Connelly and Matt Bishop combined for a two-hit shutout while Ryan Norwood and John Poppert each recorded three hits as No. 4 East Carolina shut out No. 12 Southern Miss, 11-0, for the second time in...

Friday, May 21, 2004

North Johnson advances

News-Argus/Dennis Hill North Johnson's Ashley Woodall with one of her two hits in the game. For more information see Panther pitcher pushes team into third round ....

Baseball playoffs -- Gators smack third-ranked Wallace-RH

TEACHEY -- Spring Creek baseball coach Roger May still hasn't figured out the true spark that has ignited his team during the second half of the season. He hopes the flame doesn't burn out any time soon. The Gators...

Panther pitcher pushes team into third round

KENLY -- Softball is a team sport, without a doubt. Nine players on the field, extra hitters, lots of strategy moves -- every player and coach has a part. But on Thursday, the N.C. High School Athletic Association's Class...

ECC names all-Conference list

The following athletes were selected as all-Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference performers for 2003-2004: Baseball Coach of the year -- Robbie Lasater, West Carteret Player of the year -- Drew Poulk, West Carteret All-Conference -- Goldsboro -- Curtis Mozingo. Southern Wayne...

DeRontae Lee performing at Northland

Goldsboro High School graduate DeRontae Lee has been bouncng around the junior college football scene since he left North Carolina. His current stop -- Northland Technical College in Thief River Falls, Minnesota -- is where Lee hopes he will get...

CBA grad Howell honored this month

GREENVILLE - Paige Howell, an alumnus of Charles B. Aycock High School, was honored as a scholar-athlete by PCS Phosphate at East Carolina University's Breakfast of Champions earlier this month. The breakfast recognized one outstanding athlete from each of...

WCDS tennis completes season

Wayne Country Day School completed a strong season of boys tennis with a fourth-place finish in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament, held at Barton College last weekend. The Chargers ended up tied with Trinity Academy of Raleigh....

North Johnston High School presents spring athletic awards

Baseball L.D. Parnell coaches award -- Jay Edwards; J.O. Davis most improved award -- Ashley Moore; Micro Oil Company MVP -- Adam Verrill. Boys track L.D. Parnell coaches award -- Matthew Peedin; J.O Davis most improved award -- Jonathan...

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Softball playoffs -- Falcons shut down Comets

PIKEVILLE -- A lack of consistent hitting and stranding base runners concerned veteran Charles B. Aycock softball coach David West heading into Tuesday evening's opening-round playoff game against Clayton. The Golden Falcons corrected one problem, getting crucial RBI hits from...

White Oak v. Charles B. Aycock

Courtesy John Althouse, Jacksonville Daily News White Oak's Holly Humphrey holds off Charles B. Aycock's Rachel Coggins as Aycock's Angela Cecil, left, and Rebecca Phillips trail the play. For more information see Soccer playoffs -- White Oak ends CBA's...

Soccer playoffs -- White Oak ends CBA's season

JACKSONVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's girls soccer team's first shot on goal against Jacksonville White Oak would prove to be their last of the season. The Golden Falcons' Tara Fenton got the first shot of the game nearly three...

GHS presents awards to athletes

The following awards were presented to Goldsboro High School athletes at Tuesday's athletic awards banquet: Football Most outstanding offensive player - Terry Davis; MVP -- Dorian Sauls; Defensive player of the year -- Stanley Bryant; All-Conference -- Terry Davis, Stanley...

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Southern Wayne advances in baseball playoffs

ANGIER -- The surprising story of Southern Wayne baseball 2004 will go on for another game. The Saints, who lost their first five Eastern Carolina Conference games and had to win a play-in game to earn a postseason berth, stayed...

Northwood and North Lenoir

News-Argus/Dennis Hill North Lenoir's Haley Bright (in gold) heads the ball during a playoff soccer match against Northwood on Tuesday at North Lenoir. For more information see Northwood ends season for North Lenoir soccer....

Rams keep rolling in dual team tennis

SNOW HILL -- Since its emergence as a playoff powerhouse, the Greene Central tennis program has earned numerous satisfying victories in the postseason. But none was more gratifying than Tuesday afternoon's 6-0 conquest of Pittsboro Northwood. The Rams played...

Humphrey, Hawks slam door on Bunn

LAGRANGE -- Veteran Bunn softball coach Mike Lovin has seen some good pitchers this season, but none come close to North Lenoir hurler Hermia Humphrey. The senior right-hander tossed her second no-hitter in less than a week as the...

Northwood ends season for North Lenoir soccer

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir center midfielder Katie Maloney cut and dribbled down the middle of the field -- piercing the Pittsboro Northwood defense early in the match -- as she has done to so many opponents this season. After...

Late home run ends Warriors' playoff run

Courtesy Outer Banks Sentinel MANTEO -- Bailey Daniels ripped the first pitch of the bottom of the 11th to right center for a solo home run as Manteo beat scrappy Eastern Wayne 3-2 Tuesday in the first round of the...

Princeton knocks off Pamlico, moves on in playoffs

Courtesy News Bern Sun Journal BAYBORO -- Behind the solid pitching of Dustin Myers and timely hitting, Princeton, the No. 3 seed from the Carolina Conference, pulled off an 11-7 upset of the Coastal Plains Conference champion Pamlico Hurricanes Tuesday...

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Gators take first playoff step

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Michael Sigmon couldn't have written a better script for Spring Creek's first-ever appearance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A baseball playoffs. He couldn't have penned a better ending, either. Sigmon yielded one hit...

GHS' Jones chooses NAIA college

Goldsboro High School's Chris Jones can relate to the flat basketball on the shelf of coach Randy Jordan's office. "When he was a freshman, he would come in here and ask me why I keep that flat ball," Jordan...

Track -- Area 3-A athletes qualify for state meet

WILSON -- A number of area athletes finished fourth or higher at the Class 3-A Eastern Regional track and field championships last Saturday at Wilson Fike High School and qualified for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Championships on Friday...

K-Tribe tops Rocks 4-3

KINSTON -- Shaun Larkin drove in the first and last runs for Kinston and the relief corps survived some scary moments late, as the Indians defeated Wilmington 4-3 in a showdown of the two first-place teams in the Carolina League...

CBA to host alumni baseball game

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's baseball program will celebrate its history on Saturday when the Golden Falcons have three alumni games at the Aycock diamond. Organizer Tim Lancaster said nearly 70 former players have indicated that they will play...

Monday, May 17, 2004

Warriors' Shelly Baker, Matt Interrante claim regional titles

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne senior Shelly Baker emerged the 300-meter low hurdles champion and qualified for next Saturday's N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A Track and Field Championships. Baker bested the eastern regional field with a time of 47.1...

Humphrey nearly perfect in Hawks' EPC tournament-title run

TARBORO -- Hermia Humphrey had a near-perfect outing Saturday in the inaugural Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference softball tournament. Humphrey threw a perfect game against SouthWest Edgecombe in the semifinals, staking the Hawks to a 9-0 win. The senior right-hander...

Wilson-Wilson, Daniel representing Gators in state tennis championships

Cliff and Grey Wilson claimed supremacy in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A eastern regionals contested at Herman Park. The duo clinched the region's No. 1 seed for next weekend's state championships at the Cary Tennis Center. Fellow...

Despite loss, Pirates gain share of CUSA baseball title

ECU Sports Information KINSTON -- TCU's Austin Adams hit a three-run home run in the top of the fourth inning and the Horned Frogs held off No. 5-ranked East Carolina's rally in the last two innings in a 3-1, Conference...

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Baseball -- So. Wayne downs C.B. Aycock, earns playoff spot

The Saints are in! Matthew Holloman scattered five hits in a complete-game effort and added his first-ever career home run as Southern Wayne upended county rival Charles B. Aycock 5-1 on the Eastern Wayne diamond Saturday afternoon. The Saints needed...

1-A track regional sees several to state meet

Rosewood High School's boys track team finally loosened its grip on the 1-A regional track trophy Saturday, but all the area teams fared well at Saturday's N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A Mid-East regional meet held at Rosewood...

Friday, May 14, 2004

Rosewood boys track faces its legacy

Track and field is a unique team sport in that it measures each individual competitor on a team in order to come up with a team result. Track is the most difficult sport for a coach to hide a...

K-Tribe is the best team in all of baseball

Courtesy The Sports Network POTOMAC, Md. -- The Kinston Indians are off to the best start of any team in professional baseball. Their record currently stands at 24-8 and they are in first place in the Carolina League's Southern Division,...

Baseball -- Babe Ruth Majors

Northeast 18, Eastern Wayne Gold 0 -- Matthew Jones emerged the winning pitcher and provided two hits, including a home run, with three RBI on offense. Tyler Ruffin, Jordan Quinn and Josh Martin each had two hits. Northeast 7, Eastern...

Saints win, play CBA for playoff spot

VANCEBORO -- Southern Wayne continued its strong second-half surge in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play with a season-ending 10-8 victory Thursday afternoon at West Craven. The win created a fourth-place tie with county rival Charles B. Aycock in the...

Baseball -- C.B. Aycock JV goes unbeaten in ECC

PIKEVILLE -- Ten players recorded at least one hit apiece as C.B. Aycock seized the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference title with a 10-0 decision against Washington. Garrett Davis recorded nine strikeouts, walked two Pam Pack batters and yielded one hit...

Baseball -- C.B. Aycock tops Washington

WASHINGTON -- Charles B. Aycock kept its postseason aspirations intact with a key 7-4 victory Thursday evening at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent Washington. Josh Pate, Bennett Jeffreys and Nik Pappas each delivered big hits in a second-inning uprising for...

Softball -- So. Wayne JV ends season

VANCEBORO -- Kristen Moody provided the game-winning double as Southern Wayne wrapped its up Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference season with a come-from-behind 6-5 win against West Craven. Moody's two-RBI double capped a four-run seventh inning as the Saints (7-10) posted...

Softball -- C.B. Aycock JV goes unbeaten

PIKEVILLE -- Julia Lancaster threw a complete-game two-hitter as C.B. Aycock concluded its season with a 6-2 victory against Eastern Carolina 3-A opponent Washington. Lancaster added eight strikeouts as the Golden Falcons finished a perfect 15-0, including a 10-0 worksheet...

Softball -- C.B. Aycock varsity falls in 1-0 game

WASHINGTON -- Another one-run decision. This time, however, the outcome favored Washington as it knocked off previously-unbeaten Charles B. Aycock 1-0 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference regular-season finale for both teams Thursday. Aycock, the state's top-ranked team in...

Thursday, May 13, 2004

E. Wayne/W. Johnston soccer

BENSON -- West Johnston's girls soccer team picked an opportune time to have what coach Tony Koy feels like was one the Wildcats' best games of the year. West Johnston center forward and offensive catalyst Jessica Swanson got her team...

N. Johnston/Richlands soccer

RICHLANDS -- Still in its growing stages, Brent Walston is to see North Johnston girls soccer move from crawling to taking a few steps as he continues to build the Class 1-A program. The Panthers learned a lot Wednesday...

EW wins, clinches third playoff spot

KINSTON -- Eastern Wayne's Garrett Sutton pitched 32Ú3 innings of one-hit relief work as the Warriors played flawless defense and benefitted from a couple of costly Kinston errors in a crucial, 8-7 win at the Vikings' diamond on Wednesday. The...

College baseball

Pirates roll on over Wolfpack KINSTON -- Kevin Rhodes tossed 3 2/3 innings and No. 5 East Carolina turned five double plays as the Pirates defeated N.C. State 7-2, Wednesday night at Grainger Stadium in front of a season-high 3,510...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

The winner of the most-of-a-kind tournament this week was Nancy Satterfield, while low putts went to Faye Franklin. Winners in the two-day finals in Eastern Ladies League play held at Willow Springs Country Club was Linda Cannon for first...

Soccer -- Rosewood

In a tough, physical battle between two soccer teams, it is usually one fatal mistake that decides victory or defeat. And in that one moment, Rosewood's soccer season came to and end. An own-goal in the 59th minute provided...

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Gators win Carolina baseball crown

KENLY -- Spring Creek baseball coach Roger May's concerns about his team following a disappointing performance in the Deacon Jones Invitational Easter Tournament must seem like a distant memory. The Gators captured at least a share of the Class...

Baseball -- Warriors down CBA

PIKEVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's Jesse Lancaster won a huge battle of the county's top pitchers and moved his Warrior team within one game of a spot in the state 3-A playoffs with a 3-1 win over Charles B. Aycock...

Tennis -- Hawks fall in marathon match

SNOW HILL -- "Coach, do you mind turning off the lights?" Snow Hill Tennis Complex director Donald Clark posed that question to North Lenoir coach Scott Smith as the sun slowly set behind the courts Tuesday evening. Smith nodded...

Tennis -- GC moves ahead

SNOW HILL -- After shutting out 19 of 21 opponents in the regular season, the Greene Central boys' tennis team looked forward to playing new teams and seeing new faces in the dual-team playoffs. Although Tuesday's match ended much...

Baseball -- Saints win third straight

Southern Wayne improved to 8-7 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference with an 11-1 win in five innings at Goldsboro on Tuesday. The Saints (11-11 overall) travel to West Craven, who lost Tuesday to Kinston, with a shot...

Baseball -- PHS, Myers top Eagles

PRINCETON -- Princeton's Dustin Myers struck out 10 Rosewood batters in seven innings of work as the Class 1-A N.C. High School Athletic Association playoff-bound Bulldogs defeated the Eagles 6-0. Princeton now must await the outcome of Ayden-Grifton's game tonight...

Baseball -- Hawks win finale

TARBORO -- North Lenoir's Andrew Manning had two hits and four RBI as the Hawks defeated Tarboro 7-2 at Municipal Stadium on Tuesday. The win concluded the Hawks season at 14-10 overall and 6-4 against Class 2-A Eastern Plains...

Baseball -- GC finishes strong

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central's Matthew Tyndall slugged a three-run home run as the Rams concluded their season with an 8-1 win at home over South Lenoir on Tuesday. Joseph Wade had two hits and two RBI for the...

Softball -- Princeton pulls off Carolina win

PRINCETON -- Princeton plated the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and nipped archrival Rosewood 5-4 in the Carolina 1-A Conference finale for both teams Tuesday. Chandra Meadows endured the pitching loss in relief of starter...

Softball -- Hawks perfect in EPC

LAGRANGE -- Randi Moulton emerged the Hawks' top hitter and Morgan Worthington threw a no-hitter as North Lenoir dispatched Tarboro 10-0 in the Eastern Plains 2-A regular-season finale for both teams Tuesday. The Hawks wrapped up their third straight...

Softball -- Panthers blank Spring Creek

KENLY -- Candace Evans threw a one-hit shutout and No. 1-ranked North Johnston completed its Carolina 1-A Conference campaign unbeaten with a 10-0 decision against Spring Creek. The Panthers (21-1, 12-0 CC) captured their 21st consecutive win and open...

Softball -- Hawks take second spot

DEEP RUN -- South Lenoir struck twice in the opening inning and the defense held its ground in a 2-1, Eastern Plains 2-A win against Greene Central on Tuesday. The Blue Devils secured the league's No. 2 seed for...

Softball -- C.B. Aycock's Jackson no-hits EW

PIKEVILLE -- Each senior collected a hit in their final regular-season home game as Charles B. Aycock shut out Eastern Wayne 3-0 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference battle Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons, ranked No. 1 in the...

Tennis -- Gators move on

BEAR GRASS -- Spring Creek dropped just one match en route to an 8-1 victory against Bear Grass in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A dual-team playoffs Tuesday afternoon. The Gators (16-2) prevailed in...

Tennis -- Rosewood falls to DSA

DURHAM -- Rosewood's No. 2 doubles of Matt Mitchell-Joey Churchwell emerged the lone winner in the Eagles' 8-1 loss at 1-A power Durham School of the Arts on Tuesday afternoon. Mitchell-Churchwell rolled past the Bulldogs' Gabe Boldesare-Dylan Hammond 10-2....

Tennis -- CBA eliminated by Manteo

MANTEO -- Charles B. Aycock's day-long trip to the Outer Banks ended in disappointing fashion Tuesday afternoon. Manteo prevailed at No. 1 doubles and eliminated the Golden Falcons 5-2 from the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A playoffs. "Manteo...

Soccer -- WCDS knocks off Community Christian

WILSON -- Fifth-seeded Wayne Country Day knocked off fourth-seeded Community Christian on Tuesday 2-1 as a penalty-kick shootout was used to decide the outcome after 100 minutes of play in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic...

GolfÊ-- Gators finish eighth at state championship

PINEHURST -- Spring Creek finished with a team score of 684 over a two-day stretch Monday and Tuesday and took home eighth place in the Class 1-A N.C. High School Athletic Association state championships at The Club at Longleaf...

Golf -- Wayne Christian finishes second in state match

WHITAKERS -- Wayne Christian's Matt Davis fired a 160 over a two-day stretch on Monday and Tuesday, good for fifth place at the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A state championship at Hickory Meadows Golf Club in Whitakers. The...

Golf -- CBA's Smith completes solid season

VASS -- Charles B. Aycock's Dustin Smith shot a two-day, 179 at the Woodlake Golf Club in Vass on Tuesday in the Class 3-A N.C. High School Athletic Association state championships. Smith finished a stout senior season after finishing...

JV Softball -- CBA rolls past Warriors

PIKEVILLE -- Rusti Talton and Kylie Hill combined for seven RBI as Charles B. Aycock rolled past Eastern Wayne 14-3 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference contest Tuesday afternoon. Talton and Hill each had two hits. Talton picked up...

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

MOC snubbed by NCAA

MOUNT OLIVE -- Snubbed ... again. Two weeks of waiting ended in agonizing fashion for the Mount Olive College baseball team early Monday morning. Again, for the third time in the last five years, the Trojans were locked out...

Soccer playoff preview -- Young players in big situations

A youth movement. The area playoff-bound girls soccer teams are abundantly laden with young, underclassmen talent, and the freshman and sophomores aren't just on the squads to fill out the roster. Among the five N.C. High School Athletic Association...

Soccer playoff match-ups

2004 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A Girls soccer playoffs Wayne Country Day (7-7-1) at Community Christian TBA 2004 N.C. High School Athletic Association Girls soccer playoffs Class 3-A First round Wednesday Eastern Wayne (6-8) at West Johnston (9-5-2) 7...

Michael Spicer signs with Bills as free agent

Michale Spicer waited, but the call never came. Would the Western Carolina standout get drafted, or would he need to try out again at different camps? The Buffalo Bills removed any doubt from Spicer's mind after the 2004 NFL...

Jackie Robinson clinic gets young people started

Five-year-old Terence Sutton struggled to put on a baseball glove, as kids lined up eagerly behind him, waiting for their turn. Like Terence, many of the kids gathered at Fairview Park had never thrown a baseball, much less put...

Golf -- Spring Creek in seventh at state match

PINEHURST -- Spring Creek's boys golf team currently sits tied in seventh place in team scoring after 18 holes in the Class 1-A N.C. High School Athletic Association Golf Championships at The Club at Longleaf in Pinehurst. The Gators are...

Golf -- CBA's Smith at 3-A championship

VASS -- Charles B. Aycock's Dustin Smith is competing at the Class 3-A golf championships at Woodlake Country Club. No information was available on Smith's performance as of press time....

Tennis -- WCDS claims third in CPIC tourney

Wayne Country Day's tennis team finished tied for third in the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference tournament held at Wayne Community College on Saturday. The doubles tandem of George Mayo and Byron Bryan finished second at number three doubles...

Track -- Ram girls third in 2-A regional

Greene Central's girls track team placed third out of 24 teams in the Class 2-A N.C. High School Athletic Association east regional this past weekend. Jacksonville Northside won the meet with 153 points. Swansboro placed second with a total...

Track -- EW teams take third at ECC meet

MOREHEAD CITY -- Eastern Wayne's boys and girls teams both finished third at the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meet at West Carteret on Friday. The Patriots won both meets, while Charles B. Aycock took home second in both....

Prep softball -- Saint JVs knock off county rivals

Southern Wayne's Kristen Moody had a single and an RBI as the Saints defeated rival Eastern Wayne 10-3 in New Hope on Friday. Krystal Pendergraft added a double for the Saints, while Emily Taylor was credited with four stolen...

Soccer -- Lady Sting notches tie

The Goldsboro '88 Lady Sting concluded their season with a 2-2 tie at home against the Scotland County Lady Claymores. After trailing 2-0, the Sting's Stephanie Behrend scored unassited at the 60-minute mark before Kelsey Griffith tied the mach,...

Princeton native cards an ace

CHINA GROVE -- Princeton's Mike Bonds nailed a hole-in-one at The Warrior Club golf course in China Grove on May 7 during a benefit for Catawba College. He was presented with a 2004 Buick Rendesvouz for accomplishing the feat....

Monday, May 10, 2004

MOC not in South Atlantic regional

MOUNT OLIVE -- Despite winning its fifth Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference championship and posting wins over the top two teams in the region, Mount Olive came up short in its bid for a trip to the South Atlantic Regional in the...

Goldsboro falls to Kinston

Goldsboro's Eric McLean and Sean Sheffield had one hit each as the Cougars fell 18-0 at home against Kinston on Friday. Kinston (7-15, 7-8 Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference) got a four hit, one-home run effort from Reggie Dixon, while...

Correction

A photo on the front of Sunday's edition incorrectly identified the name of a Charles B. Aycock girls soccer player as Christy Mills. The player's name should have read Christie Milleson....

Sunday, May 9, 2004

Wiggins' third hit -- home run -- sparks So. Wayne

Southern Wayne freshman Brady Wiggins will likely play at least three more baseball games at rival Eastern Wayne before he graduates. He certainly won't forget his first varsity trip there Friday night -- and neither will his Saints' teammates....

Aycock's Williams throws three-hit shutout

Courtesy Greenville Reflector WINTERVILLE -- C.B. Aycock's Adam Williams tossed a complete game, three-hitter, while the Golden Falcons scored their only run in the third inning and made it stand up for a 1-0 decision. The win denied South Central...

Goldsboro '87 Sting-Navy soccer reaches Kepner semis

STATESVILLE -- The Goldsboro '87 Sting-Navy soccer team won four games last weekend at the Kepner State Cup and advanced to the semifinal round to be played May 22 in Greensboro. The Sting played their first game against Rowan Rage...

CBA softball edges S. Central in eight innings

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock pushed across the game-winning run in the eighth inning and survived South Central 1-0 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference game. The victory, along with Washington's 1-0 loss to Kinston, gave the Golden Falcons...

Wayne Christian ousted from 1-A softball playoffs

ROCKY MOUNT -- Northeast Academy exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning and eliminated Wayne Christian 10-0 from the 2004 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A playoffs. Wayne Christian, the No. 12 seed, concluded its season 8-6. Northeast (9-10)...

Aycock girls soccer gains share of ECC 3-A title

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock senior Jessie Lamb tallied a hat trick (three goals) in the first half as the Golden Falcons closed out the regular season with a 10-0 win at home against South Central on Friday on their...

Thornton, Williams pace Lady Saints

Pitcher Karen Thornton recorded six strikeouts and Dominique Williams turned in a strong defensive effort as Southern Wayne upended county archrival Eastern Wayne 8-3 in Eastern Carolina 3-A play Friday evening. Thornton went the distance for the Saints, allowing three...

Rosewood's Bunn helps shut down Rebels

CALYPSO -- Rosewood sophomore Kyle Bunn struck out eight in four innings of work in his second start of the season as the Eagles defeated North Duplin 9-3 on the road on Friday. Bunn also added a three-hit, two-RBI performance...

Poole helps Rosewood knock off N. Duplin

CALYPSO -- Sarah Poole banged out three hits and drove in a run as Rosewood dismantled North Duplin 12-1 in Carolina 1-A Conference action Friday. Poole also scored three runs for the Eagles, who improved to 7-10 overall and 5-6...

Eagles, Chargers eliminated from NCISAA playoffs

ROCKY MOUNT -- The 2003 finalists from the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A baseball tournament eliminated Wayne Christian and Wayne Country Day from state-title contention Friday afternoon. Faith Christian of Rocky Mount, last year's runner-up, eliminated the Eagles...

N. Lenoir beats 29th consecutive EPC foe

PINETOPS -- Senior right-hander Hermia Humphrey collected nine strikeouts and ended with a complete-game no-hitter in North Lenoir's 4-0 victory at SouthWest Edgecombe. The state-ranked Hawks (19-2) extended their Eastern Plains 2-A Conference win streak to 29 games, including a...

Princeton falls at Farmville Central

FARMVILLE -- Farmville Central's defense thwarted two late-inning rallies and edged Princeton 6-4 in a key Carolina 1-A Conference game Friday evening. The Jaguars tightened the league standings and created a tie with the Bulldogs for third in the Carolina...

N. Johnston's Evans throws no-hitter

KENLY -- Robyn Creech delivered the game-winning RBI single to in the fourth inning as North Johnston shut out Ayden-Grifton 1-0 in Class 1-A Carolina Conference action Friday. The Panthers (20-1, 11-0 CC) clinched the regular-season championship, which is the...

Hawks eliminated from 2-A playoff chase

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Shane Harris walked none and struck out eight in seven innings of work, but the Hawks provided no run support in a 2-0 loss at home to SouthWest Edgecombe. The Cougars' Thomas Evans drilled a two-run...

Greene Central softball takes pair of wins

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central won back-to-back games for the first time this season and did it unusual fashion Thursday afternoon. The Rams traveled to Farmville Central for a non-conference game and prevailed 3-0. They returned home and handed Tarboro...

Rams defeat Vikings in EPC

TARBORO -- Greene Central's Jordy Davis struck out 12 and allowed just four hits in seven innings of work as the Rams shut out Tarboro 3-0 on Friday. The win improves Greene Central (9-13 overall) to 3-6 in the Class...

Pirates claim 19th straight CUSA win

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Carter Harrell held Saint Louis to one earned run through seven innings and Ryan Norwood finished 3-for-4 with two RBI as fifth-ranked East Carolina picked up its 40th win of the season, 7-1, Saturday afternoon at...

Panthers lose 10-inning thriller

KENLY -- Ayden-Grifton pushed across five runs in the top of the 10th inning to take a 7-2 win over North Johnston Friday night. With the win, the Chargers (15-8, 8-3 Class 1-A Carolina Conference) remain in a tie atop...

Friday, May 7, 2004

Tennis -- EW comes through at ECC tournament

Ben Ziccardi grabbed his racquet bag, adjusted his sweaty T-shirt and walked off the Herman Park tennis courts. A few seconds later, doubles mate Alex Bryant followed behind him. The Eastern Wayne duo walked over to head coach Nancy...

NCISAA baseball preview

A team full of underclassmen, including sixth eighth-and ninth-graders combined, wouldn't have high expectations when it begins practice in any sport. Not the Wayne Christian baseball team. Despite its tremendous youth, the Eagles listed earning a berth in the...

Soccer -- Tarboro upsets NJ

TARBORO -- Tarboro's Cassandra Jones scored in last minute of regulation and in the final minute of overtime as the Vikings pulled off a 2-1 upset win over playoff-hopeful North Johnston on Thursday. By virute of James Kenan's loss to...

Soccer -- Hawks seal conference title

WARSAW -- North Lenoir cruised past James Kenan 7-1 at Bill Taylor Field on Thursday and sealed up the Carolina/Super Six/Eastern Plains Conference's top seed heading into next week's N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A/2-A playoffs. North Lenoir (16-1-1,...

Tennis -- Gators top North Lenoir

KINSTON -- Spring Creek claimed the first four singles matches, while its first two doubles teams continued to roll as the Gators defeated North Lenoir 6-3 on the Bill Fay tennis courts in Kinston on Thursday. The Gators (15-2) finished...

JV baseball -- CBA's Davis stout in win

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock starter Garrett Davis yielded just two hits in six innings of work and struck out 14 of the 19 batters he faced in an 8-0 win over South Central at home on Thursday. The Golden...

JV baseball -- Rams roll past Tarboro

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central's Tyler Chase had three hits and two RBI for the Rams, who stormed past Tarboro 14-1 on Thursday at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex. The win improved Greene Central (12-10) to 7-2 in...

Thursday, May 6, 2004

Soccer -- EW-CBA get rough and rugged

No surprise. Like a majority of the matches between the top four girls soccer teams in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference, Wednesday's clash between Charles B. Aycock and Eastern Wayne came down to one goal. On the Lady...

Tennis -- Eagle boys shade Gators for Carolina title

SNOW HILL -- A last-minute lineup adjustment paid dividends for the Rosewood High boys tennis team. Instead of entering Wesley Lovelady in the doubles with Matt Mitchell, veteran coach Bert Perkins put Lovelady in the singles bracket. He put...

Tennis -- GC caps a dominant regular season

SNOW HILL -- Aggressive and intense from the opening serve, Lin Hall collected the prize he had been waiting for all season Wednesday afternoon. The Greene Central junior repeated as the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference boys singles tennis...

Baseball -- Southern Wayne drops Washington

WASHINGTON -- Washington managed just six hits off Southern Wayne starter Ashton Langston, who sewed up his complete game win by striking out Aaron Mobley in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Saints claimed a 4-1 Eastern...

Track and field -- Rosewood wins seventh-straight Carolina title

Rosewood's Javon Williams won the 100 and 200 meter and participated in two of the Eagles' three wins in relays as Rosewood claimed the 2004 Class 1-A Carolina Conference track and field championship. The Eagles, who finished with 167.5 team...

Prep softball

FARMVILLE -- North Duplin's Julie Ivey had one hit and reached home on a passed ball for the Rebels' lone run as North Duplin fell 7-1 to Farmville Central on the road on Wednesday. Ronda Jordan, Marlyn Ball and Casey...

Soccer -- NJ sprints past Gators

KENLY -- North Johnston's Jenna Gudac tallied her sixth hat-trick (three goals) of the season as the Panthers dropped Spring Creek 6-0 on Wednesday. Gudac now has 26 goals on the season. The Panthers (11-8 overall) improved to 7-4...

Tennis -- RMA tops Chargers

Wayne Country Day split the singles contests 3-3 with Rocky Mount Academy but couldn't manage a win in doubles as Rocky Mount Academy claimed a 6-3 win at Wayne Community College on Tuesday. Ross Wilson, Chad Roberson and Alex...

Tennis -- CBA defeats Kinston

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Danny Fairchild handed Kinston's James Walker his first loss of the season in singles play as the Golden Falcons defeated the Vikings 8-1 in a completion of a suspended match on Wednesday at home. The...

JV softball -- S. Wayne evens ECC slate

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's Kristen Beaman provided the game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh as the Saints defeated Washington 7-6 on Tuesday. Felicia Martin and Samantha Otellio each added RBI singles for the Saints, who improved to...

JV baseball -- CBA's Sasser strikes out 12

MOREHEAD CITY -- Charles B. Aycock's Grant Sasser struck out 12 of the 19 batters he faced in six innings of shut-out work as the Golden Falcons defeated West Carteret 12-2 on the road. With the win, Aycock improved...

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Long ball does in Golden Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- West Carteret coach Robby Lasater doesn't necessarily like to live by the long ball, but he knows his Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference-leading Patriots are plenty capable of doing damage that way. Five of West Carteret's six...

C-EPC boys tennis -- Day 1

SNOW HILL -- A first-round upset and a tight semifinal-round singles match in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference ranks highlighted opening-day play in the 2004 Carolina/Eastern Plains 2-A Conference boys tennis tournament. North Pitt's tandem of Corey Ward-Ron Redmond...

Baseball -- Gators take over Carolina lead

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's Jed Potter delivered a line drive single to right-center field in the bottom of the eighth, scoring Norman Sites for the game-winning run as the Gators posted a big, 6-5 win over Ayden-Grifton. Potter was...

Baseball -- Render shuts down NJ

Rosewood's Micheal Render struck out 10 and allowed just three hits in a complete game shutout as the Eagles defeated North Johnston 3-0 at home on Tuesday. "Render threw the ball extremely well. He hit his spots and really...

Baseball -- Panthers drop NL

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir dropped a 9-1 contest at home to North Pitt in a Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference showdown at home on Wednesday. The Hawks fell to 13-9 overall and 5-3 in the Class 2-A Eastern Plains...

Baseball -- Jaguars win Carolina tilt

FARMVILLE -- North Duplin's Matt Braswell and Tim Evans had one hit each as the Rebels fell 7-2 on the road on Tuesday. Farmville's Kyle Jones got the win, striking out eight in five innings. Matt Braswell picked up...

Baseball -- Rams upset conference leader

PINETOPS -- Greene Central's Hunter Chase had four hits, including a double, as the Rams defeated Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference leader SouthWest Edgecombe 12-8 on the road. Joseph Wade had two doubles and three RBI for Greene Central...

Baseball -- Faith falls in play-in

Faith Christian's Bobby Floars went one-for-three with an RBI as the Conquerors lost their state playoffs play-in game to Falls Road. Faith Concluded the season at 9-7 overall. Hunter Davis picked up the loss and added a hit. Michael...

Baseball -- EW defeats Goldsboro

Eastern Wayne posted a 16-1 win at Goldsboro to improve to 8-5 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference. The Warriors currently hold the conference's third playoff spot heading into Friday's home game with rival Southern Wayne. Seniors Brandon...

Softball -- So. Wayne falls in 10

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's Dominique Williams had two hits, including a triple, as the Saints were defeated 4-0 in 10 innings at home on Tuesday. Williams tried to stretch the triple into an inside-the-park home run with two outs in...

Softball -- Spring Creek loses to Jags

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's Carrie Edwards provided a double in a 6-1 loss at home to Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday. The Gators' Lorenda Brogden got the loss on the mound in seven innings of work as Spring Creek (2-18 overall)...

Softball -- N. Lenoir clinches third straight EPC crown

BETHEL -- North Lenoir's Hermia Humphrey struck out seven in seven innings of shut-out work as the Hawks blanked North Pitt 8-0 on the road on Tuesday. The win clinched the Hawks' third-straight Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference championship as...

Softball -- NJ's Evans strikes out 15

North Johnston junior Candace Evans struck out 15 and gave up just two hits in seven innings of work as the Panthers rolled to a 9-1 win at Rosewood on Tuesday. Evans helped her cause with three RBI on two...

Softball -- G. Central falls in 11

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central's Amber Oakes had two hits for the Rams, who fell 5-4 to SouthWest Edgecombe in 11 innings on Tuesday. Brittany Leggett got the loss in relief for Greene Central (4-16, 2-6 Class 2-A Eastern Plains...

Softball -- CBA wins 25th straight in ECC

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's April Vick had two hits, including an RBI as the Golden Falcons blanked West Carteret 10-0 at home on Tuesday. The win was Aycock's 25th straight in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference as it...

Golf -- Wayne Christian's Davis earns medalist honors

Matt Davis earned medalist honors with a nine-hole score of 37 as Wayne Christian defeated Greenfield School 162-212 in a season-ending meet Tuesday afternoon at Walnut Creek. The Eagles completed the season 18-0. Chad Smith complemented Davis' effort with a...

Golf -- Spring Creek advances to state match

CAMP LEJEUNE -- Ayden-Grifton's golf team captured second place in the NCHSAA 1-A eastern regional golf tournament Tuesday, gaining a berth in the state finals. The tournament was played at Lejeune's Paradise Point Golf Club. Williamston took first place on...

Golf -- Rams and Hawks conclude seasons

TARBORO -- Greene Central and North Lenoir concluded their seasons Tuesday afternoon in the NCHSAA 2-A eastern regionals at the Links at Cotton Valley. The Rams, paced by Colby Murphy's 78, finished the day-long event with a 335. Brandon Jones...

Golf -- CBA's Smith qualifies for state tourney

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock's Dustin Smith emerged the lone area golfer to qualify for next week's N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A championships. The two-day tournament will be played at Woodlake Country Club in Vass. Smith carded a 3-over...

Soccer -- Gators blank Tigers

WARSAW -- Barbara Witherington recorded 15 saves in goal and earned a critical shutout as Spring Creek knocked off James Kenan 2-0 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Super Six/Eastern Plains Conference match Tuesday evening. The Gators (4-5-1) handed the Tigers...

Tennis -- EW wins big one at Kinston

KINSTON -- Eastern Wayne moved into dual-team playoff contention with a 7-2 triumph Tuesday afternoon against Kinston at Bill Fay Park. The Warriors claimed fourth place in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference and own a half-game lead against the...

Tennis -- C.B. Aycock triumphs at Washington

WASHINGTON -- Washington triumphed in two of three doubles matches and clipped C.B. Aycock 6-3 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Tuesday afternoon. David Williams and Rich Holder, seeded fifth and sixth, respectively, each earned a straight-set singles win for...

Track and field -- Princeton's girls win conference title

Summer Graham prevailed in two individual events and anchored two winning relay teams as Princeton claimed the 2004 Class 1-A Carolina Conference Track and Field girls championship Tuesday afternoon at Rosewood. The Bulldogs amassed 126 points in the seven-team...

JV baseball -- GC wins at home

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central's Corey Skinner had three hits and an RBI as the Rams defeated SouthWest Edgecombe 9-3 on Wednesday. Billy Teston had an RBI, while Drew Sowers doubled for Greene Central (11-10, 6-2 Class 2-A Eastern...

Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Rosewood's Troy Smith commits to Guilford College

Thus far, Troy Smith has had a lot of influences on his life -- his parents, his grandparents, his teachers, his coaches and his friends. But as far as football goes, his major influence has been his older brother,...

Rast is new PHS volleyball coach

PRINCETON -- Princeton High School athletic director Al Musgrave was looking for a lot of enthusiasm and and love for the game of volleyball in his new coach. He did not have to search far, finding those exact traits...

Prep soccer roundup -- Rosewood drops SouthWest; Warriors cruise past W. Craven

Rosewood's Erin Thibodeau posted four goals, including a hat-trick (three goals), in the first half as the Eagles stormed to a 9-0 shutout over SouthWest Edgecombe in their regular season finale. Thibodeau, who had 40 goals as a freshman,...

Prep Track -- GC claims another EPC crown

The Greene Central girls track team finished 11-0 and won the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference for the fourth consecutive year. In 2003, the Rams were third in the regionals and 12th in the state. The following is a...

Monday, May 3, 2004

Teammates Render, Allen continue different sports at the same college

Micheal Render and Josh Allen have been playing ball together since they were nine years old. The game wasn't important back then -- football, baseball, basketball -- the two were regular teammates. While both played several sports through their...

Sunday, May 2, 2004

Harris, Hawks top GC

LAGRANGE -- Heading into crucial home games this week with fellow Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference contenders -- North Pitt and SouthWest Edgecombe -- the North Lenoir baseball team could not afford a let down against an upset-minded Greene...

Lady Hawks win 27th straight in EPC

LAGRANGE -- Emotional victories against arch rivals, in any sport, can be dangerous -- especially when you're the hunted and you haven't tasted defeat in conference play for two-plus seasons. Just ask North Lenoir's softball team. The Lady Hawks,...

Gators closer to first title

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's baseball coach Roger May thinks a playoff spot -- and a Carolina 1-A Conference championship -- may be in the air. After the Gators' 2-1 win over Farmville Central Friday, May thinks his team...

Baseball -- Eagles fall in CCC Championship

Four different Wayne Christian players had at least two hits each as the top-seeded Eagles fell 10-7 to Norlina in the Carolina Christian 1-A Championship game on Friday. The loss drops Wayne Christian to 11-4 as it hopes to receive...

Baseball -- EW falls to New Hanover

Eastern Wayne's Garrett Sutton came on to pitch in relief in the top of the second, yielding just two runs the rest of the way as the Warriors fell 9-5 at home to Class 4-A opponent New Hanover. The loss...

Baseball -- CBA's Williams throws complete game

VANCEBORO -- Charles B. Aycock's Adam Williams threw a complete game and the Golden Falcon offense backed him up with 10 hits in a 5-3 win over West Craven Friday night. The victory gives Aycock (14-6, 7-5) nine wins in...

Baseball -- South Central tops Goldsboro

WINTERVILLE -- South Central exploded offensively Friday, and the result was a 25-1 defeat of Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Goldsboro. The Falcons pounded out 17 hits to gain the victory. Matt Scoggin, Brandon Brown, Jon Allen Conway and Zack...

Softball -- CBA's Edgerton throws first varsity no-hitter

VANCEBORO -- Charles B. Aycock pitcher Brittani Edgerton threw her first no-hit game at the varsity level as the Lady Falcons beat West Craven 11-0 in six innings Friday night. Edgerton struck out five and did not permit a ball...

Softball -- Village wins Carolina title

Village Christian came from two runs down to beat Wayne Christian 8-7 and capture the Carolina Christian Conference softball championship Friday. Wayne Christian gave up four runs on six hits in the first two innings to fall behind 4-0. But...

Softball -- Jags come back to top Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Farmville Central overcame a three-run first inning by Spring Creek on Friday to take an 8-4 come-from-behind win over the Gators. Nicole Hamill, Jessica Joyner and Caty Matthews had two hits each to lead the Jaguars, while...

Softball -- Panthers continue to roll

PRINCETON -- North Johnston's offense struck early and often as the Panthers toppled Princeton 11-0 Friday in a Carolina 1-A Conference game at the Lady Bulldogs' diamond. North Johnston (18-1, 9-0), the top-ranked team in the 1-A ncihigh.com coaches/media poll,...

JV softball -- Aycock's Lancaster mows down Eagles

VANCEBORO -- Charles B. Aycock's Julia Lancaster struck out 16 hitters as the Lady Falcons beat West Craven 11-2 Friday. Lancaster also went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double. Shelly Lancaster ripped a double and a triple in a...

JV baseball -- Davis strong for Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Garrett Davis struck out 14 hitters as Charles B. Aycock beat West Craven 8-1 Friday. The win avenges the Golden Falcons' only loss of the year. Davis allowed four hits and three walks in a complete-game effort...

Track -- NJ girls shade Spring Creek

KENLY -- North Johnston's track teams pulled off a sweep in a tri-meet with Spring Creek and North Duplin Thursday at the Panthers' home track. The Panther boys shaded the Gators by one point in a 78-77 shootout, with North...