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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Todd MacCoy

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Wayne County's Todd MacCoy belts a sacrifice fly in the first inning of his team's game against Beaufort County in American Legion baseball action at Mount Olive College on Tuesday. The run made it 1-0....

Post 11 knocks off Beaufort County

MOUNT OLIVE -- Being out-hit 7-4 hardly sounds like the normal formula for winning a baseball game, especially in convincing fashion. Wayne County's Senior American Legion team did just that on Tuesday night, defeating non-division opponent Beaufort County 9-1 at...

Jr Legion -- Boswell's pinch hit aids Aycock rally

PIKEVILLE -- Cameron Boswell delivered a game-winning pinch-hit single in the sixth inning as Aycock rallied past Rocky Mount 6-4 in an American Junior Legion baseball contest Tuesday evening at Charles B. Aycock. Boswell's RBI occurred during a four-run uprising...

Jr Legion -- Elmore turns in solid effort for Snow Hill

SNOW HILL -- Josh Elmore yielded three hits in a four-inning stint as Snow Hill dumped Tri-County East 9-2 in an American Junior Legion baseball game Tuesday evening at Greene Central High School. Elmore recorded one strikeout and allowed four...

District tournaments -- Wayne County 10s baseball falls, 12s softball wins

The Babe Ruth District 4 baseball tournaments got underway Tuesday after rain pushed back the start of play. The 10-and-under group began its tournament play in Maury, with Wilson County West topping Johnston County 3-2. Justin Waddell went 2-for-3 for...

Golf -- Wilson stout at Walnut Creek

Sue Wilson emerged the play-of-the-day winner and prevailed in the N.C. State Play-day Handicap tournament recently contested at Walnut Creek. Faye Franklin claimed low gross. Charlotte Campbell garnered low-net honors, while Gaye Bryant took the low putts portion of the...

Golf -- Shearin prevails at Lane Tree

Teresa Shearin emerged a triple winner with low net, game of the week and low putts during tournament play last week at Lane Tree. The game of the week for June 28-July 4 is "guess your own score."...

Golf -- Hicks records two double eagles

Norm Hicks pulled off a doubly difficult golfing feat recently, scoring two double eagles (completing a par-five in two strokes) in the last two months. Hicks notched both double eagles on the par-5 18th hole at Three Eagles Golf Course...

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

American Legion games rained out

Rain stops Post 11 yet again MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County's Senior American Legion team's scheduled Area One East/South Division tilt with New Bern Monday night at Scarborough Field was canceled due to wet field conditions. The game has...

Goldsboro Track Club athletes achieve state rankings

Four Goldsboro Track Club runners finished the 2004 Junior Olympics' season with a state ranking in various events. In the Young Women's division, Heather Murray was ninth in the long jump, 12th in the 400 meter and 14th in...

Jackson, Humphrey are Miss Softball runners-up

Courtesy ncihigh.com Charles B. Aycock junior pitcher Jenny Jackson and North Lenoir senior pitcher Hermia Humphrey were announced as runner-ups in their respective classifications for Miss Softball in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for the 2004 season....

Monday, June 28, 2004

Wilson County-Wayne County

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County's Senior American Legion team proved the age-old baseball adage, "hitting is contagious" Sunday night against Wilson County at Scarborough Field. After falling behind 3-1 after the top of the third, Post 11 sent a...

Local sports briefs

Errors plague Snow Hill against Pitt Post 39 GREENVILLE -- Two critical errors by Snow Hill paved the way for a four-run seventh inning by Pitt County Post 39 as Post 94 fell 7-9 Sunday in an important American Legion...

Sunday, June 27, 2004

New developments in final realignment draft

Just when the realignment of schools for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association seemed to be ironed out to most everyone's satisfaction, the final report from the realignment committee essentially put everything back into controversy. For Wayne County's...

Local sports briefs

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County's scheduled home game on Saturday night against Snow Hill was canceled early Saturday afternoon due to steady rain on an already mushy, Scarborough Field. The game between Post 11 and Post 94 has been moved...

Friday, June 25, 2004

Winning on the road -- with authority

WINTERVILLE -- The South Central High School pitcher's mound and home plate circle was still covered until the first pitch at 7 p.m. with the threat of inclement weather looming on Thursday evening. Wayne County's Senior American Legion team...

Babe Ruth district tourneys open summer all-star season

The summer journey that is youth all-star baseball and softball begins Monday as Babe Ruth begins it's District 4 tournaments in eight different age groups. The Babe Ruth tournaments for the 8-and-under, 10-year-olds, 11-year olds and 12-year olds get...

MOC women's soccer signs five Fayetteville area standouts

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College head women's soccer coach Chris Shaw has signed five recruits to National Letters-of-Intent. All five recruits are from the Fayetteville area and four are members of Shaw's club team, which won a state...

Post 94 catches more rain

SNOW HILL -- Rained out -- again. An afternoon of rain storms washed out Snow Hill's American Legion Area I East non-division contest against Beaufort County scheduled for Thursday evening. A make-up date has not been announced. Snow Hill...

Wayne County Juniors bomb Tri-County East

WASHINGTON -- John Yates nearly hit for the cycle as Wayne County Post 11 prevailed 14-3 against Tri-County East in an American Junior Legion baseball contest Thursday evening. Yates singled, doubled and tripled in five plate appearances. He also...

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Wayne County, Snow Hill Senior Legion games rained out

Wayne County halted at Ahoskie AHOSKIE -- Wayne County's scheduled Senior American Legion game at Ahoskie on Wednesday was canceled due to rain around 6:30 p.m. The decision to make up the non-division road game has not been made. Post...

Area players selected to all-state teams

A handful of area softball players were selected to the All-State and honorable mention coaches/ihigh.com teams earlier this week. Charles B. Aycock junior right-handed pitcher Jenny Jackson was named to the Class 3-A All-State team, while North Lenoir's Hermia...

Hawgs Breath Bass Club

The Hawgs Breath Bass Club held its season-ending two-day tournament on Lake Gaston June 19-20. The overall winner of the tournament was the team of Lou Cook and Brian Millhorn. Bernie Leeson and Bob Casper were second with third...

Correction

In Wednesday's report on Wayne County's 6-3 win over Pitt County Post 39, a description of a play involving Wayne County's center fielder incorrectly identified the player. The center fielder who made the play was Garrett Sutton. We apologize...

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Racing home

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Wayne County's Jes Snyder scores after beating the throw home during Tuesday's game against Pitt County at Mount Olive College....

Post 11's pitching pops Pitt County

MOUNT OLIVE -- Pitching. Defense. The ability to answer a challenge. All those characteristics aptly describe the 6-3 victory Wayne County Post 11 claimed against Area I East South Division leader Pitt County Post 39 on Tuesday evening. Post...

Coley to play for BullDawgs

As a football player, Montrell Coley was nearly impossible to stop. He was a can't-miss NFL prospect that set state and national rushing records at Goldsboro High School in 1996. He was among the top 10 single-season rushers of...

Local sports briefs

Eugene Norman Goldsboro High School baseball player Eugene Norman was selected to take part in the Blue-Gray Classic National Battle of the States games August 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. Norman, a rising senior at Goldsboro High, tried out at...

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Seyboro Cyclists hold double century ride

Eleven hours and thirty minutes later, 11 cyclists had accomplished a grueling goal. Six local cyclists from the Seyboro Cyclists Club, along with five others, completed the club's second annual double century (200 miles) ride last Saturday. The local...

11 riders, 200 miles -- and all in one day

Courtesy Seyboro Cyclists The pack of riders along one of four routes ridden during the Seyboro Cyclists' double century run....

Post 11 rallies past Chapel Hill

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County's American Legion team needed a spark. A handful of key reserves and relief pitchers stepped up and provided that lift Monday night at Scarborough Field against Chapel Hill. One of the substitutes, rising Charles...

Snow Hill finds bats in victory

WINTERVILLE -- Maybe the inner demons on offense have disappeared. Haunted by stranding base runners in scoring position throughout the season, Snow Hill Post 94 found some much-needed offensive punch Monday evening against Area I East newcomer Pitt County...

Local roundup

GHS athlete takes part in Adidas meet Goldsboro Track Club's Jacob Sykes recently competed in the Adidas Outdoor Championships, held at N.C. State University. Sykes ran the 400 meters race in a time of 50.35 seconds, finishing eighth in...

Monday, June 21, 2004

Snow Hill's struggle continues

SNOW HILL -- Non-division losses aren't bothering veteran Snow Hill Post 94 American Legion coach James "Rabbit" Fulghum these days. But the manner in which his team is losing has Fulghum squirming in the dugout. The inability to consistently...

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Aycock, Snow Hill post Junior Legion wins

PIKEVILLE -- Bradley Taylor ripped a three-run home run as Aycock rolled past West Craven 9-2 in an American Junior Legion Baseball non-division game Friday evening at Charles B. Aycock. Taylor, who hit his home run in the fourth inning,...

Brandon Hill awarded at Amato's camp

RALEIGH -- Brandon Hill, a rising ninth-grader at Rosewood High School, received the Top Leader Award at the Chuck Amato Individual Football Camp at N.C. State University on June 13-16. Hill also won the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman for the...

Kinston continues losing skid on the road

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Myrtle Beach took advantage of some eighth-inning heroics to down the Kinston Indians by the final score of 8-5 Saturday evening at Coastal Federal Field. Trailing 5-4 with one out on the scoreboard and the bases...

Friday, June 18, 2004

Rams' Lee signs with The Citadel

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central graduate and 2003 Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference football player of the year, Montrell Lee, just needed some time to find a new home. Distance from home kept the running back from signing a...

Local sports digest

SNOW HILL -- Aycock Junior Legion's Brandon Price drove in his teams fourth run in the top of the seventh and picked up the win in 11-3 innings of relief work as Aycock emerged a 5-3 winner at Snow Hill...

Thursday, June 17, 2004

MOC sports -- EW's Mewborn among softball recruits

MOUNT OLIVE -- Second-year Mount Olive College softball coach Jamie Kylis announced Wednesday the signing of three eastern North Carolina recruits. Bailey Harrell and Ashley Mewborn have each signed National Letters of Intent. Kristen Tettemer of Newport has also committed...

Jones wins a pair of events for GTC

WILMINGTON -- McKenzie Jones claimed a pair of first-place finishes and took second in two events in the Atlantic Sectional Championships contested this past weekend. Jones prevailed in the 200 meters with a time of 22.23 seconds and ran the...

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Jordy Davis

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Snow Hill Post 94 pitcher Jordy Davis hurls a strike toward the plate in an Area I East non-division contest against Ahoskie on Tuesday....

Tyndall paces Snow Hill attack

SNOW HILL -- Snow Hill's Matthew Tyndall had three hits, including a double and a home run, while driving in three runs as the Post 94 American Legion team defeated Ahoskie 11-6 at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex on...

Post 11 Juniors hammer Wilson Post 13

WILSON -- Six different Wayne County Junior American Legion players had multiple hits as Post 11 cruised to a 14-4 win in five innings over Wilson County at Wilson Fike High School. Taylor Sutton led the outburst with four hits,...

K-Tribe loses third straight game

KINSTON -- A pair of unearned runs in the fifth inning proved to be the difference as Lynchburg defeated Kinston 4-2 in the opener of a four-game series Tuesday night at historic Grainger Stadium. However, the Salem Avalanche helped cushion...

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Post 11 Senior Legion falls at Garner

GARNER -- The Wayne County Post 11 baseball team will have to wait at least 10 days to break its three-game, road losing streak. Right-handers Leif Baker and Jeff Hatcher combined for a five-hitter as Garner Post 232 claimed...

Wayne Co. Junior Legion slides by Conley

DUDLEY -- Wayne County Junior Legion pitchers Justin Williams, Evan Cavanaugh and Joseph Davis combined on a two-hitter as Post 11 defeated D.H. Conley 5-4 at Southern Wayne High School on Monday night. Williams, who started and pitched three...

Monday, June 14, 2004

Wayne County tops Wilmington, wins own Legion Tournament

MOUNT OLIVE -- "Who are these guys?" Second-year Wayne County Post 11 skipper Brad Reaves couldn't help but wonder who wore those bright yellow tops and blue-sleeved jerseys Sunday evening against rival Wilmington Post 10. All 18 players seemed...

Snow Hill falls to North Raleigh in tourney finale

MOUNT OLIVE -- A matter of timing. Snow Hill Post 94 received the timely hit in a come-from-behind victory against Duplin County on Saturday afternoon, but couldn't duplicate the same feat Sunday against North Raleigh Post 297. The reigning...

Richmond, Fuauqy-Varina leave with victories

MOUNT OLIVE -- Winless in its previous two outings, Richmond (Va.) Post 125 broke out of its shell offensively and defensively Sunday afternoon against Duplin County Post 127. Mike Seay provided three hits and drove in four runs as...

Wayne County Babe Ruth 14-15

Junior American Legion Saturday -- Aycock 13, Tri-County East 0 -- Winning pitcher was Jay Rose, who combined with Brandon Price on a no-hitter through six innings. Jackson Massey 2-for-5 with a double, while Christopher King got a hit and...

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Post 11 in finals of own Legion tournament

MOUNT OLIVE -- There's no place like home. Reeling from a two-game road losing streak, the Wayne County Post 11 baseball team needed the friendly confines of Scarborough Field to end their uncharacteristic skid. Two strong pitching performances from...

Post 11 in finals of own Legion tournament

MOUNT OLIVE -- There's no place like home. Reeling from a two-game road losing streak, the Wayne County Post 11 baseball team needed the friendly confines of Scarborough Field to end their uncharacteristic skid. Two strong pitching performances from...

Snow Hill wins. loses at Legion tourney

MOUNT OLIVE -- A much-needed timely hit turned momentum into Snow Hill Post 94's favor and sparked a come-from-behind 5-3 victory against Duplin County Post 127 on Saturday afternoon at Mount Olive College. Snow Hill appeared headed for today's seventh-place...

News-Argus Softball pitcher of the year Ñ Hermia Humphrey, North Lenoir

Sitting with her state 2-A runner-up medal around her neck, her North Lenoir jersey on her back for the final time, Hermia Humphrey sat back and wondered just how she got here. "I'm surprised, because when I was a...

News-Argus Softball coach of the year Ñ Heather Humphrey, North lenoir

A day after the Class 2-A N.C. High School Athletic Association's Final Four, North Lenoir softball coach Heather Humphrey spoke with a sense of pride about her team's impressive run. And why not? After all, the Hawks had made...

News-Argus Softball position player of the year Ñ Morgan Worthington, North lenoir

LAGRANGE -- Morgan Worthington watched from the on-deck circle and took a practice swing as the pitch sailed across the plate. A minute or so later it was Worthington got her chance in the batter's box. Before she stepped...

News-Argus Baseball position player of the year Ñ Jes Snyder, Spring Creek

It doesn't take too many conversations with Spring Creek baseball coach Roger May to understand his determination to build towards the future of Gators' baseball. Spring Creek's Jes Snyder and the Gators won their first ever Class 1-A Carolina Conference...

News-Argus Baseball pitcher of the year Ñ Ashton Langston, Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Ashton Langston didn't think he'd get too many innings on the hill the season. He expected to settle into a possible closer role and be a leader out of the bullpen. After all, Chris Pearsall, Southern Wayne's...

News-Argus Boys track athlete of the year Ñ Keith Cobb

PIKEVILLE -- An eerie hush fell over Hardy Talton Stadium early in Charles B. Aycock's football opener against Clayton back on August 15. Five plays into the Golden Falcons' endowment game, starting running back Keith Cobb went down with...

Outdoors with Gene Price

Big Rock also means some big money, too MOREHEAD CITY -- Billfishing teams from throughout the U.S. and many other parts of the world are poised here for the 46th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. Some 200 boats will...

All-Area Baseball coaches of the Year Ñ Brice Proctor, Princeton, and Roger May, Spring Creek

Ask Spring Creek baseball coach Roger May about Princeton baseball coach Bruce Proctor, and this is what you hear: "The job that he did all year long is just amazing. You can't ask for anything better -- especially with...

Friday, June 11, 2004

Keith Cobb -- News-Argus Boys track athlete of the Year

PIKEVILLE -- An eerie hush fell over Hardy Talton Stadium early in Charles B. Aycock's football opener against Clayton back on August 15. Five plays into the Golden Falcons' endowment game, starting running back Keith Cobb went down with a...

Princeton's state title matchup a true David vs. Goliath

PRINCETON -- An unexpected guest? Maybe. Princeton's run to the eastern regional baseball title undoubtedly turned a few heads and shocked some critics who had originally questioned whether the team could survive in the postseason. Skepticism surfaced again when the...

Princeton vs. South Stokes -- Guess who are the the under-Dogs?

PRINCETON -- When Princeton, the third seed from the Class 1-A Carolina Conference, meets top-seeded South Stokes from the Northwest Conference in the N.C. High School Athletic Association championship series, it might appear on paper that the classic Old Testament...

Thursday, June 10, 2004

News-Argus Boys Tennis Players of the Year -- Brent Darden and Andrew Hulbert

SNOW HILL -- One last chance. Moments after losing to Shelby's Jay Chitty and Alex Pearson in the 2003 Class 2-A state doubles final, Andrew Hulbert and Brent Darden vowed to return to the championship match. The Greene Central duo...

American Legion baseball -- Post 11 loses second straight

WILSON -- Hitting and the maturing of the younger pitchers concerned Wayne County Post 11 skipper Brad Reaves heading into this season. Strangely enough, those two worries have caused few headaches for the second-year coach. The defense, however, has...

American Legion baseball -- Snow Hill wins in 13 innings

SNOW HILL -- New Bern American Legion coach Gary Smith couldn't help but leave the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex late Wednesday night without second guessing himself. With an 8-1 lead after six innings, Smith lifted starting pitcher Adam...

Wayne County Legion tourney begins Friday

MOUNT OLIVE -- A three-day American Legion baseball tournament at Fuquay-Varina led to some good, quality competition for Wayne County Post 11 last season. "Why can't we have one right here at Mount Olive?" then-first-year Post 11 coach Brad...

Area roundup -- Aycock Junior Legion drops Winterville

WINTERVILLE -- Aycock Junior Legion pitchers Brandon Edgerton and Jay Rose combined on a three-hitter as their offense exploded for 10 runs in the sixth to claim a 14-2 win at Winterville in six innings. Edgerton picked up the win,...

MOC'S Hurba gets drafted by Texas

MOUNT OLIVE -- Craig Hurba is still trying to make himself believe it. The catcher for Mount Olive College ended a long struggle to achieve a dream Tuesday when the Texas Rangers drafted the New York native in the 38th...

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

News-Argus girls soccer player of the year -- Mary Beth Hooks

PIKEVILLE - Despite her frustration in what would be her final prep game, Mary Beth Hooks never stopped hustling. She played with the same fire and desire that made her the team's offensive catalyst and 16-goal scorer during an impressive...

Race to the plate

Courtesy New Bern Sun Journal New Bern's Jimmy Lee dives back to first base as Wayne County's Airlon Vinson takes the throw to the base....

Post 11 falls to New Bern

NEW BERN -- Wayne County Post 11 American Legion coach Brad Reeves can live with a physical error every now and again. Compounding those miscues with mental breakdowns is what bothers the second-year coach and what eventually caused Post 11...

Padres draft Lovett

Current Louisburg College baseball player and Southern Wayne graduate Erik Lovett was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday afternoon. The left-handed hitting and throwing Lovett was able to...

Snow Hill loses to Pitt County East

SNOW HILL -- Snow Hill Post 94 opened defense of its Area I South Division title with a 3-2 loss against Pitt County Post 39 on the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex diamond Tuesday evening. Post 94 stranded 15 runners...

Tuesday, June 8, 2004

ECU's Mark Minicozzi

Associated Press East Carolina's Mark Minicozzi (12) fields a bunt during Monday's NCAA regional game played in Kinston. East Carolina won 7-0 and clinched a super regional berth at South Carolina this weekend. Minicozzi was one of five Pirates...

ECU wins regional

KINSTON -- Finally, there are 16 teams remaining in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. And one of them is the East Carolina University Pirates. On Monday afternoon at Grainger Stadium, East Carolina were finishing off the Kinston Regional after a...

Post 11 tops Pitt County West

MOUNT OLIVE -- A win is a win. It's a cliche used in any sport and one that serves as a grim reminder at practice the next day that you survived while not putting forth your best effort. Wayne...

Golfer of the Year -- Jonathan Greene

When he was 11 years old, Jonathan Greene decided to try playing golf. When he was in the eighth grade, he decided to play golf at Wayne Christian School -- coached by the father of one of his good...

WCDS' Exum to run for Mount Olive

Kristoffer Exum was a distance runner from a very early age. He used to run behind his dad as he bicycled from their LaGrange home to his grandmother's house, some two and a half miles away. But Exum never...

Snow Hill Legion takes out Ahoskie

AHOSKIE -- Snow Hill American Legion catcher Joe Wade had a perfect, five-for-five performance as Post 94 evened its overall record at 2-2 with a 14-3 win in seven innings over Ahoskie on Sunday. Five different Snow Hill players registered...

Monday, June 7, 2004

North Lenoir is state 2-A softball runners-up

RALEIGH -- "We'll see them tomorrow." Several North Lenoir softball players spoke those words after a disappointing one-run loss to two-time defending Class 2-A softball champion East Bend Forbush on Saturday. The confident Hawks knew they'd see the No....

ECU and UNC-Wilmington

News-Argus/Dennis Hill ECU infielder Bill Richardson throws to first for the attempted double play during the Pirates' game against UNC-Wilmington on Sunday at Grainger Stadium in Kinston. For more information see Pirates one win away from regional title....

The whole Hawk program deserves a hand

One set of clapping hands turned into thunderous applause and led to a standing ovation Sunday afternoon at the Walnut Creek softball complex. Teary-eyed and disappointed from a heart-breaking loss to one of the state's premier programs, the praise coming...

Pirates one win away from regional title

KINSTON -- Rain poured down at Grainger Stadium in Kinston Sunday and the first pitch of the day's action in the NCAA Kinston regional was thrown at 5:28 p.m. instead of the scheduled 3 o'clock start. From there, East...

Post 11 pitchers shut out Martin County

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County American Legion left-handed pitcher Adam Williams exudes a quiet confidence. He knows that if he does his job and throws strikes, behind him is a defense that is plenty capable of backing up his...

Daughtry wins second straight Wayne County Amateur title

Randy Daughtry was four strokes out of the lead heading into the final round of the 2004 Wayne County Men's Amateur Championship at Lane Tree Golf Club on Sunday. As the defending open division champion, Daughtry knew he had...

2004 Wayne County Amateur Tournament

2004 Wayne County Amateur Tournament Open Division NAME Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 FINAL Championship Flight DAUGHTRY, RANDY 71 75 70 216 RACKLEY, MIKE 70 72 75 217 STRAWN, SAM 74 70 73 217 KORNEGAY, KEVIN 76 69 75...

Sunday, June 6, 2004

Hawks fall to Forbush, still alive

RALEIGH -- Two-time defending Class 2-A softball champion Forbush and North Lenoir faced each other -- as expected -- in the winner's bracket final Saturday evening at Walnut Creek. An uncharacteristic istic error by the Hawks determined the outcome...

WCMA enters third day

DUDLEY -- Following Friday's overcast and stormy opening day, the second round of the Wayne County Men's Amateur Championship featured a near perfect day for golf with clearer skies, little wind and temperatures in the mid-70s at Southern Wayne...

Area baseball roundup

Aycock juniors drill Wilson County WILSON -- Aycock Junior Legion pitcher Brandon Price yielded no runs and only two hits in four innings as Aycock defeated Wilson County 13-1 in five innings at Fleming Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Aycock turned...

Friday, June 4, 2004

Youngsters get job done against Ahoskie

MOUNT OLIVE -- Only rising sophomores, Wayne County pitchers Grant Sasser and Garrett Davis may not have the experience of the veteran pitchers on the Legion staff. Still, the young duo proved Thursday night at Scarborough Field against Ahoskie...

Faison headed to Smithfield-Selma HS

SMITHFIELD -- Smithfield-Selma High School will hire Former Spring Creek High School boys basketball coach Keith Faison as its new head basketball coach. A press conference announcing Faison's hiring is expected next week. Faison, who left Spring Creek after...

Pirates ready for 'home flavor' when regional begins today

GREENVILLE -- Up for grabs. It's the best way to describe the four-team Kinston regional which begins this afternoon at historic Grainger Stadium -- just one stop on the way to College World Series in Omaha. Top-seeded East Carolina...

Sasser enjoying freshman season at ECU

GREENVILLE -- Dustin Sasser couldn't have asked for a better year. Then again, who could? The former Charles B. Aycock baseball standout is enjoying his freshman campaign at East Carolina and savoring the benefits he has received thus far. But...

Post 11 Junior Legion doubles up Ahoskie

DUDLEY -- Wayne County moved to 3-1 on the Junior American Legion season after beating Ahoskie 12-6 Thursday on the Southern Wayne High School diamond. Justin Williams got the win for Wayne County, with Evan Cavanaugh throwing two innings...

Former area players excited to return home

WILMINGTON -- As a fifth-year senior catcher for UNC-Wilmington's baseball team, Eastern Wayne alumnus Pat Murphy knows his role. He has started in just seven of 59 games for the Kinston regional-bound Seahawks with 42 plate appearances, but his...

WCMA begins today

It was 1999 and a group of local golfers got to talking after 18 holes. The subject, of course, was golf. The group got to dreaming of the perfect amateur tournament, a 54-hole event that showcased the fine local...

Thursday, June 3, 2004

Local juniors shine at Goldsboro Municipal

Junior golfers from across Wayne County could not have asked for better weather to enjoy the game that inspires both competition and camaraderie. The largest field ever of 45 golfers participated in the Wayne County Junior Amateur Golf Championship...

Golfing winners

News-Argus/Sam Atkins Forty-five junior golfers participated in this year's Wayne County Junior Amateur Golf Tournament held at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. The winners were: front row, from left: 8-9 boys divison winners Tyler Kornegay (third place); Nicholas Adams (second...

North Lenoir on a mission to win it all

LAGRANGE -- A long bus trip home and a visit to Walnut Creek stirred plenty of inner emotions for North Lenoir's softball team a year ago. A disastrous defensive breakdown in the sixth inning led to a third-round defeat...

Winning tradition, team unity and Jell-O

LAGRANGE -- "Nobody likes to lose." North Lenoir short stop Leslie Oliver's statement is obvious to any sports fan, but Oliver and her teammates take the matter quite seriously -- so are female athletes across the board at the...

Legion baseball -- Wayne County pounds Chapel Hill, Snow Hill slips

CHAPEL HILL -- Wayne County's Erik Lovett had three hits, including two home runs, as Post 11 won its third game in as many outings in a 17-8 Area One win at Chapel Hill on Tuesday night. Ten players got...

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

'Dogs are best in the East

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Princeton second baseman Brandon Pate makes the tag on Williamston's J.J. House, who is out at second after a steal try during Tuesday's regional finals series game at Princeton on Tuesday....

Princeton wins 1-A eastern championship

PRINCETON -- Two first-inning errors produced a two-run deficit and drew an uncharacteristic chewing out from Bruce Proctor. The Princeton baseball coach jumped off the dugout bench after the second inning, called his players over and challenged them "not...

Junior Amateur gets underway

This weekend, some of the best amateur golfers in Wayne County will be teeing it up in the Wayne County Amateur Tournament. Before they get started, however, the future of local golf is on display today. Some 44 young...

Boren goes from Rosewood to Mars Hill

Jennifer Boren has had a lot of coaches and a lot of help in her career as a softball player. She has been playing since she was in the second grade, so through middle school, high school and extensive...

K-Tribe sweeps twinball for fifth straight win

KINSTON -- Now this is more like it. After losing three in a row at home for the first time all year, the Kinston Indians have won five in a row at the friendly confines of Grainger Stadium. The latest...

Wayne Post breezes past Benson

FOUR OAKS -- Jes Snyder and Erik Lovett each belted a home run, and Ashton Langston threw four solid innings as Wayne County Post 11 hammered Benson 16-6 in an Area I non-division American Legion contest Tuesday evening. Snyder ripped...

Sports briefs

NRYSA Goldsboro Sting soccer try-outs The Neuse River Youth Soccer Association will hold open try-outs for boys and girls ages 10-14 for Fall "Challenge" level coed teams on Wednesday and Thursday at the Family Y Soccer Complex from 5:30-6:30 p.m.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

College baseball -- ECU makes regional, faces tough foes

GREENVILLE -- Grim determination. Confident gait. Gunfighter's eyes. It doesn't take a DNA sample to confirm that the current East Carolina baseball team is a clone of its creator -- second-year coach Randy Mazey. Mazey's desire to succeed and reach...

Rocked out

Coutesy Carl Kline Keith Ramsey shows off his virtuosity by playing the national anthem on his guitar to kick off Sunday's Kinston Indians game at Grainger Stadium. In addition to his musical inclinations, Ramsey also pitches for the K-Tribe...

Area roundup -- Snow Hill Legion splits twinbill

ROCKY MOUNT -- The Snow Hill Legion baseball team provided plenty of offense in game one of a double-header on Monday at Rocky Mount, taking game one 11-7 before falling in game two 10-1. Post 94's Matthew Tyndall led the...