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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Prep volleyball -- Spring Creek falls to Midway

SPIVEYS CORNER -- Spring Creek's Courtney Oxendine had nine kills as the Gators fell 24-26, 25-9, 22-25, 25-13, 15-6 in five sets to Midway on Monday. The loss drops the Gators to 1-3 overall as they travel today to North...

Prep volleyball -- Tigers top Cougars in four

WARSAW -- After dropping the first set to Goldsboro, James Kenan battled back for a 23-25, 25-18, 25-12, 28-26 victory in its home gymnasium on Monday. Goldsboro (0-3) hosts Washington in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action today....

Prep volleyball -- EW falls to unbeaten Rams

HAVELOCK -- Havelock girls volleyball continued its success on the court, beating Eastern Wayne in three straight sets, 25-22, 25-13 and 25-18. The Rams (7-0) were lead by Eva Johnson (13 kills), Brooke Ermis (10 kills) and Jesselyn LaValley...

Prep volleyball -- Hawks stay perfect

VANCEBORO -- North Lenoir's Randi Moulton had 10 kills, four blocks and was 24-for-27 serving as the Hawks dropped non-conference foe West Craven in four sets on Monday. North Lenoir ran its overall record to 7-0 with the 18-25,...

Prep soccer -- NL tops Conley

GREENVILLE -- North Lenoir's Josh Williams and James Parker provided a goal and an assist each as the Hawks rolled past D.H. Conley 4-0 on Monday in Greenville. After a scoreless first half, Josh Baird and Rickey Jarman added goals...

Prep soccer -- Kenan ties DevilPups

WARSAW -- James Kenan's non-conference battle with Lejeune finished in a 3-3 tie on Monday at Bill Taylor Field. No further information was provided on the game. Kenan travels to Pender on Wednesday....

Prep soccer -- Gators-Falcons rescheduled

Spring Creek's scheduled non-conference match at Charles B. Aycock due to wet conditions and has been rescheduled for Sept. 27 at Hardy Talton Stadium....

JV soccer -- Hawks tally road win

GREENVILLE -- North Lenoir claimed a 4-2 win over D.H. Conley on the road on Monday in non-conference play. No further information was provided on the game....

JV volleyball -- Eagles sweep Faith-RM

Wayne Christian School's Alyssa Bradley and Hannah Kaler paced the Eagles at the service line in a 25-6, 25-10 win over Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Monday. Bradley had five aces and served on 11 straight points in...

JV volleyball -- SCHS wins on road

SPIVEYS CORNER -- Spring Creek's Brittani Billups had eight kills and served on 14 points to help push the Gators past Midway 25-20, 22-25, 25-22 on Monday. LaNina Dobson had 10 assists for Spring Creek (3-1), who travels to...

JV volleyball -- Fulghum, Howard pace Hawks

VANCEBORO -- North Lenoir's Brynne Fulghum and Kaitlyn Howard were each 12-for-12 from the service line in a 25-18, 27-25 road win for the Hawks over West Craven on Monday. The win improves North Lenoir to 5-2 heading into...

Monday, August 30, 2004

Michael Martin Memorial tourney successful

MOUNT OLIVE -- The totals are in and according to Mount Olive College officials, the College received aproximately $25,000 from the 17th Annual Michael Martin Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament held at Southern Wayne Country Club. The tournament, which began in...

Trojan soccer openers moved to Tuesday

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's men's and women's soccer matches at home against North Greenville have been rescheduled for Tuesday. The women's match kicks off at 1 p.m., followed by the men's match at 3 p.m. The contests were...

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Falcons run past Rosewood in county rival matchup

PIKEVILLE -- While the Charles B. Aycock backfield seems to have its fair share of depth and versatility this season, Golden Falcon senior Shonte Barnes is quickly and impressively putting his stamp on the number one tailback position. Barnes scored...

Southern Wayne knocks off Laney on the road

By BRIAN BANDY News Argus Correspondent WILMINGTON -- Many people might question why Southern Wayne takes on the annual challenge of playing the larger Wilmington schools for its non-conference football games. That challenge gives the coaches and players a good...

Spring Creek plays well in loss to Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- Even though Spring Creek coach Roy Whitfield's team had just lost their second consecutive game of the season at Hobbton 14-7, he was overall pleased with his team's effort. "I loved it," said Whitfield. "This was...

North Johnston has first back-to-back wins since 1996

KENLY -- Back-to-back wins. The concept has been so taboo with regard to North Johnston football that the Panther seniors were playing youth football the last time it happened. But on Friday night against Topsail, the Panthers rolled over...

Rebels trip in opener with Southside

CALYPSO -- Turnovers and missed scoring opportunities plagued coach John Avent's North Duplin team as Chocowinity Southside put three different rushers over the 100-yard mark, rolling to a 34-2 victory Friday at Grubbs Field. North Duplin failed to get...

James Kenan shuts out Roanoke

ROBERSONVILLE -- James Kenan was dominant from the first sanp of the ball Friday night, beating Roanoke 36-0 for its second win of the season. The Tigers opend up the scoring on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Kelvin Miller to...

GHS Football falls to Bertie

Courtesy Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald WINDSOR -- In a game much closer than the score made it out to be, Bertie defeated the Goldsboro Cougars 20-7 in Windsor Friday night. Led by running back William Howard, the Falcons used their ground attack...

Rams defense dominates in win over Beddingfield

SNOW HILL -- Good, hard-nosed defense is the cornerstone of success in any sport. The Greene Central football team certainly proved that point against Wilson Beddingfield. The Rams defense recorded a school-record eight quarterback sacks and limited the Bruins'...

Warriors stay upbeat despite opening-season loss

GOLDSBORO -- No one will ever accuse Eastern Wayne head football coach Jeff Price of being less than optimistic. The Warrior coach remained positive and upbeat after his team opened the season with a 36-6 defeat at the hands...

North Lenoir winless after East Duplin dominates

Courtesy Kinston Free Press LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir coach Wayne Jackson couldn't hide the disappointment on his face following his team's 35-12 loss to East Duplin on Friday. "Every loss is a tough one," Jackson said, shaking his head. "But...

Princeton get first win under Mitchell

Courtesy Jacksonville Daily News DIXON -- Victory. After 10 straight losses in coach Joe Mitchell's inaugural football campaign last season, the word was as sweet as could be to the Princeton Bulldogs Friday night after a 31-22 win over Dixon....

MOC women's Volleyball defeats Fayetteville State

FAYETTEVILLE -- Sam Mitchell recorded 15 kills in her first collegiate match and served an ace on match point as Mount Olive defeated Fayetteville State 30-21, 30-20, 30-14 in the Trojans' 2004 women's volleyball season opener Friday at Fayetteville,...

Sam Narron keeps winning in Triple-A

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Eastern Wayne graduate Sam Narron improved 8-2 on the season with a win in five-innings of work for the Oklahoma RedHawks against the Memphis Redbirds on Thursday. Narron gave up four earned runs on seven hits...

Outdoor col. Aug. 29

Quail, small game Program promising A program initiated by the Wildlife Resources Commission to restore bobwhite quail and other small game and nongame species has attracted national and international interest. And early results are encouraging. That was the report of...

MOC women's soccer preview

MOUNT OLIVE -- Leadership roles on most teams are usually assumed by players with experience. Second-year Mount Olive coach Chris Shaw doesn't buy into that theory. Seniors Heather Ressler (GK) and Jamie Brooks (D/M) are the only two seniors...

MOC men's soccer preview

MOUNT OLIVE -- Competing? Mount Olive men's soccer team had no problem with that last season -- playing in 15 games decided by one goal and eight overtime contests. Retaining players? In this third year, Trojans' coach Jerry Riggs...

Friday, August 27, 2004

Aycock suffers first loss of season in Deep Run

DEEP RUN -- South Lenoir avenged its only loss thus far this season and handed the Charles B. Aycock volleyball team its first defeat of 2004 on Thursday evening at Munn Gymnasium. Senior outside hitter Kari Ham provided 17 kills...

Tennis -- Washington eases past Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's Beth Brown played well at No. 1 singles and Christie Westbrook fought hard at No. 6 singles, but Washington was too much overall in a 9-0 loss Thursday afternoon. Brown lost 8-4 against Emily Cochran, while...

Tennis -- Gators cruise past Ayden-Grifton

LITTLEFIELD -- Reigning Carolina 1-A Conference champion Spring Creek swept the singles en route to an 8-1 victory against Ayden-Grifton in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference action Thursday afternoon. Stacy Smith, the two-time defending Carolina singles champion, blanked Laura Steinlein 6-0,...

Tennis -- Rosewood dealt road loss

TARBORO -- Tarboro High prevailed in five of six singles matches and cruised past Rosewood 7-1 in a Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference affair Thursday afternoon. Kourtney Humphrey claimed the Eagles' lone win 5-7, 7-6 (1), 7-1 against the Vikings' Allison...

Tennis -- North Lenoir crushes Panthers

BETHEL -- North Lenoir evened its Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference worksheet at 2-2 with a 9-0 dismantling of North Pitt on Thursday afternoon. Morgan Worthington, Mary-Linton Smith and Rachel Sasser each beat their respective opponent 6-0, 6-0. The Hawks also...

Tennis -- Rams hand Broughton first loss

RALEIGH -- Traditional power Needham Broughton -- the six-time defending N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 4-A champion -- turned in a dominating, 9-0 performance against previously-unbeaten Greene Central on Thursday afternoon. The Rams fell to 5-1, while the Caps...

Tennis -- Goldsboro forfeits match to EW

Goldsboro forfeited its Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference match to Eastern Wayne on Thursday afternoon. The Warriors entertain Southern Wayne next Tuesday....

Tennis -- Falcons win, but Batts loses first league match

ATLANTIC BEACH -- Sophomore Raychel Batts endured her first-ever loss in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference singles play Thursday afternoon, but the Golden Falcons never faltered against West Carteret. Aycock claimed five singles wins and handed the Patriots a 5-1...

JV football -- Saints fall to Laney

E.A. Laney 7 7 7 7 -- 28 So. Wayne 0 0 0 8 -- 8 DUDLEY -- Visiting Laney capitalized on a first-period punt miscue 17 less than one minute into the game and cruised past Southern Wayne at...

Middle School football

Brogden 20, Spring Creek 0 -- Kenny Casper tallied touchdowns on runs of 30 and 50 yards, and returned a kickoff 70 yards for another TD. Adrian Amerson paced the Rams defense with six solo stops and two sacks....

JV Foootball -- Bertie shuts out Goldsboro

Bertie 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Goldsboro 8 8 8 6 -- 30 Hakeem Coley rushed for three touchdowns as Goldsboro defeated Bertie in junior varsity action Thursday evening at Cougar Stadium. It was the season-opening game for both...

JV Football -- Warriors fall to Jacksonville

E. Wayne 0 6 0 14 -- 20 Jacksonville 21 7 7 13 -- 48 JACKSONVILLE -- Eastern Wayne committed eight turnovers and struggled with first-game jitters in a non-conference loss Thursday evening against the host Cardinals. Andrew Blevins, Brandon...

JV football -- Aycock outlasts Rosewood

C.B. Aycock 20 0 16 6 -- 42 Rosewood 12 6 8 14 -- 40 Chris Foreman and Travis Milligan each accounted for two touchdowns as Charles B. Aycock survived Rosewood in an offensive slugfest at Branch Pope Field. The...

Soccer -- Chargers dump Eagles

Kevin Logan and Sam Steed collected two goals apiece as unbeaten Wayne Country Day stopped Rosewood 5-2 in a non-conference match Thursday afternoon. Logan scored in the 12th minute inside the 18-yard box, and added a second-half goal off an...

Soccer -- Trejo scores twice in Rams' victory

SNOW HILL -- Hugo Trejo notched a pair of goals as Greene Central rolled past Farmville Central 7-3 in a non-conference match Thursday at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex. Juan Albarran, Johnathan Mendez, Tino Fernandez, Jose Flores and Juan...

Cross-Country -- Walters second in Gator defeat

BEULAVILLE -- Eric Walters crossed the line second and Pat Wilkens turned in a third-place time as the Spring Creek boys cross country team dropped a 23-33, non-conference decision against East Duplin on Thursday afternoon. John Mitchell led the Panthers...

Cross-Country -- Greene Central tops Beddingfield

WILSON -- Greene Central claimed five of the top six spots in a 20-43, non-conference boys cross country victory Thursday afternoon at Wilson Beddingfield. Tony Tyson led the Rams' effort with a second-place time of 19 minutes, 7 seconds....

Volleyball -- Chargersdsnap two-game skid

KINSTON -- Amanda Benton provided four kills and Heather Daughtery added three kills as Wayne Country Day rallied past Arendell-Parrott Academy 19-25, 26-24, 25-19, 25-23 on Thursday afternoon. The Chargers snapped a two-match losing streak. "They dug deep and I'm...

Volleyball -- Saints, Falcons play five-set thriller

WINTERVILLE -- Scarlett Joyner emerged one of five players to record four or more kills as Southern Wayne endured a heartbreaking 19-25, 28-26, 25-21, 14-25, 7-15 loss against South Central on Thursday evening. Joyner finished with nine kills, three digs...

Volleyball -- Kenan sweep past Jones Senior

TRENTON -- Alisha Taber played a strong net game as James Kenan knocked off Jones Senior 25-8, 25-14, 25-17 in a non-conference match Thursday afternoon. Caroline Moore and Hannah Adams each turned in a solid serving performance for the Tigers,...

Volleyball -- Goldsboro takes conference loss

Visiting West Craven swept Goldsboro 25-17, 25-14, 25-20 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference match Thursday afternoon. First-year Cougars coach Ronnie McClary said his leading players were Ashelyn James, Tiffany Burden and Camille Early. Goldsboro (0-2, 0-2 ECC) is...

Mount Olive College men's soccer preview

MOUNT OLIVE -- Competing? Mount Olive men's soccer team had no problem with that last season -- playing in 15 games decided by one goal and eight overtime contests. Retaining players? In this third year, Trojans' coach Jerry Riggs now...

Thursday, August 26, 2004

New coach brings new philosophy to MOC volleyball

MOUNT OLIVE -- Focus and preparation. Stepping onto the volleyball court and battling point for point is the easy part of the game. It's what a team does beforehand that proves to be the ultimate difference between a win...

Prep volleyball -- Saints take revenge on Gators

DUDLEY -- Second-year Southern Wayne volleyball coach Brian Bandy can't say with certainty that his team has completely turned the corner after defeating Spring Creek in four sets on Wednesday. What is for sure is that Bandy saw his...

Prep soccer -- Panthers rally past Aycock

KENLY -- Yielding a goal, especially in the first minute, is not a favorable start for any soccer team. Unless you're North Johnston. The Panthers, for the second straight match, relinquished an early goal -- this time against Charles B....

Prep tennis -- Saints fall at the coast

MOREHEAD CITY -- Southern Wayne swept the three doubles matches at West Carteret, but were swept in all six singles contests as the Patriots won 6-3 at home on Wednesday. Southern Wayne got wins from the doubles tandems of...

Prep tennis -- EW falls to Bears 5-4

Eastern Wayne fought hard against Class 4-A opponent New Bern in a 5-4 loss to the Bears on Wednesday at the Wayne Community College courts. The match was decided at the number one doubles spot as the Warriors' Anna Weeks...

Prep tennis -- Faison wins in GHS loss

Goldsboro's Jessica Faison defeated South Central's Lauren Lee 6-3, 6-1 at number one singles as the Falcons dropped the Cougars 7-2 at the Herman Park tennis courts on Wednesday in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action. The Cougars got...

Prep volleyball -- Eagles top Flora MacDonald

RED SPRINGS -- Katie Daniels turned in a solid net game with two kills and four blocks as Wayne Christian swept Flora MacDonald Academy 25-19, 25-21, 25-22 in a non-conference match Tuesday afternoon. Michelle Krug provided two kills and...

Prep volleyball -- Newman has huge day for Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Lindsay Newman had a 16-kill performance as the Golden Falcons defeated Princeton 25-17, 25-15, 21-25, 26-24 on Wednesday afternoon at home. Jenny Jackson had 10 kills and five aces for Aycock (3-0), who got strong...

Prep volleyball -- EW improves in loss to Vikings

Eastern Wayne got a solid all-around team effort in a 25-20, 25-22, 27-25 loss at home to Jacksonville White Oak on Wednesday. Kristen Elliott was applauded for a solid game at the net, while Anna Wilkins and Deniz Alemdar...

Prep soccer -- Rosewood's Howell scores twice in loss

BEULAVILLE -- Rosewood's Matt Howell scored two goals as the Eagles fell to East Duplin 3-2 on Wednesday on the road. Howell scored once midway through the first half on an assist from Brandon Hietpas, then again in the second...

Prep soccer -- Williams scores four times for NL

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir senior Josh Williams posted four goals as the Hawks soared past Kinston 5-0 on Wednesday in Wheat Swamp. The win improves North Lenoir to 3-1 on the season as it hosts Eastern Wayne today. Donald...

Prep cross-country -- Yancey wins for PHS girls

FOUR OAKS -- Princeton's Courtney Yancey won a three-team meet at South Johnston by running a 24:58. The Bulldogs' girls finished second in the meet behind East Wake, while the Trojans took third. Princeton's Phillip Croom claimed 10th in...

JV tennis -- EW crushes New Bern

Eastern Wayne prevailed in five of six singles matches and cruised past New Bern 7-2 in a non-conference match contested on the Warriors' courts Wednesday afternoon. Ashley Miller, Morgan Pritchett, Nicole Fine, Sarah Carpenter and Katie Brantley each claimed...

JV tennis -- CBA cruises past Saints

MOUNT OLIVE -- Charles B. Aycock lost just one game on the afternoon as it claimed a 9-0 win over Southern Wayne at the Mount Olive College courts on Wednesday. Lizzie Sodoma, Mallory Strickland, Mallory Peacock, Lauren Pierce, Courtney...

JV volleyball -- SW sweeps Gators

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's Brittney Smith had six aces, two kills and served on 15 straight points to start the second game as the Saints swept county rival Spring Creek 28-26, 25-10 on Wednesday. Lindsey Pearsall added three aces...

JV volleyball -- Warriors take White Oak in three

Eastern Wayne's Alex Totto was credited for a solid all-around game as the Vikings knocked off Jacksonville White Oak 27-25, 13-25, 25-22 at home on Wednesday. The win improves the Warriors to 2-2 overall as they travel to Washington...

JV volleyball -- Falcons drop Bulldogs at home

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Rusti Talton had seven aces to help guide the Golden Falcons to a 25-18, 25-9 win over Princeton. Laura Thigpen had three aces for Aycock (3-0), who travels to South Lenoir today....

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

War at the net

News-Argus/Dennis Hill C.B. Aycock's Lindsey Newman (5) goes up for a point against Goldsboro in the teams' match at the Aycock gym Tuesday. Defending is Goldsboro's Carmille Early. Looking on is Aycock's Julia Lancaster (3)....

Eastern Wayne volleyball struggles out of the gate

Less than two weeks into the season, two volleyball coaches -- Bruce Burridge of Eastern Wayne and Lee-Ann O'Neal of South Central -- face the same dilemma: How do I get my team to play to its potential? Neither...

K-Tribe newcomer shines in win

KINSTON -- J.D. Martin went six shutout innings and Luis Cotto plated both runs with a fifth-inning double as Kinston blanked Frederick 2-0 in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday night at historic Grainger Stadium. Kinston improved to...

Prep volleyball

Southern Wayne notches first victory, tops Vikings DUDLEY -- Frustrated from its previous two outings, Southern Wayne scratched in the win column Tuesday afternoon against Kinston. Katie Westfall ignited a 13-0 run in the third game as the Saints...

Prep tennis

Eagles shades North Lenoir in tiebreak-filled victory Kayce Brantham and Leah Smith each prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker as Rosewood knocked off North Lenoir 5-3 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference match Tuesday afternoon. Brantham, the No. 1...

Prep soccer

Rams forge tie with Bruins SNOW HILL -- Gerry Kesselbach tallied Greene Central's lone goal in a 1-1, non-conference tie against Wilson Beddingfield on Tuesday evening. The Rams (0-1-1) entertain Farmville Central at 7 p.m. Thursday. Chargers roll past...

Golf

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Kathy Woodard and Hanny Cornella emerged the "blind partners" of the week winners. Jewel Ivey claimed low gross, Pete Reaves earned low net and Gaye Bryant won low putts. Betty Holloway took low putts in the...

Prineton High School is state 1-A sportsmanship winner

CHAPEL HILL-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced the winners of its ninth annual NCHSAA Student Services Sportsmanship Awards. The winners for the 2003-2004 academic year include Princeton High School in the 1-A classification, while East Bladen...

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Prep soccer -- Top-ranked White Oak drops Warriors

Top-ranked White Oak notched an early goal -- 56 seconds into the contest -- against Eastern Wayne on Monday evening. The initial mark would have bothered most teams and possibly led to a demoralizing loss. The Warriors didn't let that...

Eagles cruise

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Wayne Country Day's Stephanie Sykes (15) goes up for the tip against Rosewood defender Ashley Williams (25) during their non-conference JV match Monday afternoon at Rosewood. Looking on are the Chargers' Kayla Flanagan (2) and the Eagles'...

Prep volleyball -- Rosewood sweeps WCDS

With four senior starters and a team made up of all upperclassmen, Rosewood volleyball coach Jennifer Cochran didn't panic when her team trailed most of the second game against Wayne Country Day. She didn't use a time out and...

Prep soccer -- CBA's Davis scores five goals

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock sophomore Garrett Davis scored five goals as the Golden Falcons soared past Greene Central 9-2 in non-conference action on Monday. Davis, who also had two assists, now has 11 goals in Aycock's first three...

Prep soccer -- Rosewood triumphs

LAGRANGE -- Rosewood's Brandon Hietpas and Matt Howell teamed on a pair of goals to give the Eagles a 2-1, comeback victory at North Lenoir on Monday in non-conference play. The win improved the Eagles to 1-2 as they...

Prep soccer -- Panthers prevail

FRANKLINTON -- North Johnston's Dale Price scored with 19 minutes left on a pass from Tripp Sloan as the Panthers escaped with a 5-4 on the road at state-ranked Franklinton on Monday. The Panthers took a 3-2 lead into...

Prep tennis -- GC tops Terry Sanford

FAYETTEVILLE -- Greene Central won at singles' spots three through six and came away with a 6-3 win at perennially strong Class 4-A Fayetteville Terry Sanford on Monday. Summer Chase, Holly Mace, Ashley Harrell and Christi Murphy all won in...

Prep tennis -- Rosewood cruises past SW

MOUNT OLIVE -- Rosewood dropped just eight singles games for the match as the Eagles defeated county, non-conference rival Southern Wayne 8-1 on Monday at the John Neal Walker tennis courts at Mount Olive College. Kayce Brantham, Leah Smith,...

Prep tennis -- Bruins edge Hawks

WILSON -- Wilson Beddingfield claimed four of six singles matches on its way to a 5-4, non-conference win over North Lenoir on Monday at the Bruins' courts. The Hawks got singles wins from Rachel Sasser and Lauren Harris at...

Prep tennis -- Aycock extends streak

KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock extended its 26-year conference win streak to 271 matches as the Golden Falcons swept Kinston 9-0 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference affair at the Vikings' courts on Monday. Raychel Batts, Leslie Sasser, Carlyn...

Prep Cross-Country -- EW's Collins claims first

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne's Will Collins claimed first-place honors and paced three Warrior boys in the top five as Eastern Wayne claimed a win in a four-team meet at Wilson Hunt on Monday. Collins ran a 17:38, while teammates Matt...

Prep Cross-Country -- Aycock sweeps Princeton

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's cross-country teams got first-place finishes from Daniel Stancil and Kylie Justo and claimed wins against Princeton at home on Monday. Stancil ran a 20:08 in the boys meet, while Justo ran a 23:19 in...

Prep volleyball -- Oliver boosts NL

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Leslie Oliver delivered 11 kills as the Hawks swept East Duplin 25-18, 25-11, 25-12 on Monday in Wheat Swamp. Shannon Plymouth added seven kills and two blocks for the Hawks (4-0), who host Wilson Beddingfield today....

JV Volleyball -- Hawks top East Duplin

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Kaitlyn Howard and Brynne Fulghum paced the Hawks from the service line in a 25-17, 23-25, 25-21 victory over East Duplin at home on Monday. The Hawks improved to 3-1 on the season and host...

Monday, August 23, 2004

Area calendar

Monday Prep boys soccer James Kenan at Heide Trask 4 p.m. Rosewood at North Lenoir 6 p.m. Jacksonville White Oak at Eastern Wayne 7 p.m. C.B. Aycock at Greene Central 6 p.m. North Johnston at Franklinton 6 p.m. Spring Creek...

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Football -- Falcons grounded in opener

CLAYTON -- Charles B. Aycock football coach Randy Pinkowski got three good things from Friday night's season-opening endowment game with Clayton. He got a good effort for his defense, which limited the Comets' offense to 211 total yards. He...

Football -- Cougar offense shuts down early

Better days are ahead. Second-year Goldsboro High football coach Maurice Jackson believes that statement to be true. But after Friday's 31-7, season-opening loss against East Duplin, Jackson and the Cougars know they've got some work to do. Goldsboro managed...

Football -- Rosewood dominates Jones Senior

The Rosewood football program will do just fine without Mr. Javon Williams, thank you. That was the message sent out to everyone at Branch Pope Field as the Eagles defeated Jones Senior 51-28 in the season-opening game Friday night....

Football -- Fumbles costly in Gators' loss

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Lelo Burt had a great opening game for Spring Creek Friday night as the Gators hosted Heide Trask. But the Titans brought their ground game, and that proved to be the difference. Trask rushed for 284...

Football -- Glaspie scores pair of TDs for Tigers

WARSAW -- Sweet revenge. Denied the opportunity to present head football coach Kevin Motsinger a victory in his varsity coaching debut a year ago, James Kenan did it right the second time. Sophomore Jimmy Glaspie ran for a pair of...

Football -- Holloman, Briscoe run over Trojans

KENLY -- The 2004 football season started off a lot like 2003 for North Johnston, except this time it wasn't even close. The tag-team duo of quarterback Brad Holloman and tailback Adrian Briscoe combined to rush for 217 yards and...

Football -- Hawks suffer defeat against Bruins

WILSON -- Even though North Lenoir made drastic improvements on both sides of the ball in the second half against Wilson Beddingfield, Hawks coach Wayne Jackson doesn't like the idea of a moral victory -- even in a season...

Tennis -- Worthington, Smith pace N. Lenoir

KINSTON -- North Lenoir swept the singles matches and rolled past Kinston 6-0 in a non-conference girls encounter Friday afternoon on the Bill Fay Park courts. "I was very proud of the team today," first-year Hawks coach Courtney Harrell said....

Volleyball -- W. Christian falls to Cresset

Durham Cresset Christian wasn't a very gracious guest Friday afternoon. A first-year member of the Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference, the visiting Eagles handed Wayne Christian a 25-18, 27-25, 25-4 loss at Clifford Gymnasium. Wayne Christian (0-1, 0-1 CCC) travels...

Friday, August 20, 2004

Trojan men's soccer team picked sixth in CVAC poll

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College is picked seventh in the 2004 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Men's Soccer Preseason Poll, it was announced Thursday. The Trojans received 48 points to finish one point behind sixth-place St. Andrews and two points...

K-Tribe comes from behind to slap Salem

KINSTON -- A night after blowing their first lead of the season when leading after seven innings, the Indians bullpen this time held on as Kinston came from behind twice to defeat Salem 5-2 before 1,742 fans Thursday night...

Prep soccer -- Hawks claim road victory

KINSTON -- Four different players scored at least one goal as North Lenoir out-slugged Kinston 5-3 in a non-conference match Wednesday evening at Viking Stadium. Cody Jenkins tallied a goal in each half for the Hawks, who improved to...

Prep soccer -- Chargers dash Saints

Sam Steed notched four goals and dished out two assists as Wayne Country Day throttled Southern Wayne 8-1 in a non-conference boys soccer match Thursday afternoon. Steed scored twice in each half for the Chargers, who remained perfect in three...

Tennis -- Spring Creek cages Panthers

Two-time defending Carolina Conference singles champion Stacy Smith returned to the Spring Creek lineup Thursday afternoon and looked as if she hadn't missed the team's match earlier this week. Smith dusted North Pitt's Nicki Leggett 6-1, 6-0 as the...

Tennis -- North Lenoir cruises past Farmville Central

FARMVILLE -- North Lenoir dominated singles play and cruised past Farmville Central 9-0 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference match Thursday afternoon. Mary-Linton Smith, Debbie Vandiford and Rachel Sasser each collected a 6-0, 6-0 win against their respective opponents....

Tennis -- Rams dominate Tarboro High

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central remained unbeaten in three outings with a 9-0 victory against Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A opponent Tarboro High on Thursday afternoon. Top-seeded Meredith Rouse, the reigning EPC singles champion; Sarah Moore, Summer Chase, Holly Mace, Ashley...

Tennis -- Warriors nearly upset West Carteret

West Carteret's Jan Dodge survived a pair of tiebreakers at No. 6 singles and that proved to be a crucial match in the Patriots' 5-4 win against Eastern Wayne on the Wayne Community College Courts. Dodge outlasted junior Sammi...

Tennis -- Golden Falcons knock off So. Wayne

MOUNT OLIVE -- Three-time defending Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference champion Charles B. Aycock posted their second shutout against a league opponent Thursday -- this time 9-0 against Southern Wayne. The Golden Falcons exited the John Neal Walker courts, on...

Prep cross country -- Eagles win meet, Charger girl wins race

Wayne Country Day's Mimi Bridgers emerged the top girls runner and Rosewood's boys notched a perfect score in a non-conference cross country meet Thursday afternoon. Bridgers ran the 3.1-mile course in 25 minutes and 37 seconds, and finished nearly two...

Prep volleyball

Chargers get new coach's first win, tops Flora McDonald Wayne Country Day presented first-year coach Juliet Pinder Jones with her first-ever victory -- a 25-18, 25-16, 25-17 victory against Flora MacDonald Academy on Thursday afternoon. Amanda Benton provided nine...

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Prep tennis -- Rams top Aycock in battle of tennis titans

SNOW HILL -- Five hours of tennis between two of the best high school programs in the east came down to a tightly-contested tiebreaker between the last doubles team playing. Isn't that they way it's supposed to end when...

Prep volleyball -- CBA drops Blue Devils in four

PIKEVILLE -- After losing eight seniors to graduation, Charles B. Aycock's volleyball team passed their first tough test of the season with a 25-21, 16-25, 25-5, 25-17 win over perennially solid South Lenoir. It surely won't be the Golden Falcons'...

Prep football previews -- Cougars set to battle Panthers

It may not be the time of year when the full moon turns into a football, but it is almost time to play a game that counts in the standings. That's what seven area teams will be doing Friday...

Prep soccer roundup

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Charles B. Aycock sophomore Garrett Davis scored four goals as the Golden Falcons erased an early 2-0 deficit at Spring Creek and went on to claim a 7-2 win on Wednesday evening. In their season opener, the...

Prep tennis roundup

WASHINGTON -- Eastern Wayne's Anna Weeks and Ashley Smith claimed the Warriors only two wins at number one and two singles at Washington, who claimed a 7-2 win over Eastern Wayne at home on Wednesday. The Pam Pack went on...

Prep cross-country roundup

PRINCETON -- Charles B. Aycock's Kylie Justo and David Williams claimed first place as the Golden Falcons' boys and girls cross country teams defeated Princeton on the road on Wednesday. The Falcon girls claimed a 19-44 win, while the Aycock...

Prep volleyball roundup

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Laura Thigpen and Garrett Forrest had four aces each as the Golden Falcons defeated South Lenoir 25-20, 21-25, 25-16 on Wednesday at home. Shelly Lancaster added four kills for Aycock (1-0). The Golden Falcons return...

Ingle named to MOC training staff

MOUNT OLIVE -- Michael Ingle has been named assistant athletic trainer at Mount Olive College, it was announced Thursday. Ingle will also carry teaching duties in the school's recreation and leisure studies department. Ingle comes to Mount Olive from...

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Kerry Earnhardt loves working in the family business

So, what did you do with your Monday? Probably got up, got dressed, took the kids to school and headed off for a day's work. Welcome to the life of up-and-coming stock car star Kerry Earnhardt. "I woke up,...

Spring Creek's Sara Warren

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Spring Creek's No. 1 singles player Sarah Warren returns a shot to her opponent during Tuesday's action. For more information see Prep tennis -- Gators earn win over rival Rosewood....

Prep tennis -- Gators earn win over rival Rosewood

Whether an opener or a mid-season matchup, Spring Creek's 7-2 conquest against archrival Rosewood proved two things Tuesday afternoon. One -- the experienced and talent-laden Gators are certainly favored to defend their Class 1-A Carolina Conference girls tennis championship....

Prep soccer -- C.B. Aycock blanks Rosewood

PIKEVILLE -- A season-opening 3-0 win over rival Rosewood obviously pleased Charles B. Aycock assistant coach Byron Adkins. He seemed just as impressed -- or more so -- with the physical shape his players were in on Tuesday evening...

Prep volleyball roundup

Gators drop Southern Wayne SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek opened the season with a season-opening 25-19, 25-15, 25-20 win over Southern Wayne at home on Tuesday. Juniors Courtney Oxendine and Lorenda Brogden and senior Melissa Campian led the way...

Prep Cross-Country roundup -- EW teams open at Croatan

NEWPORT -- Will Collins turned in another top individual effort Tuesday afternoon as the Eastern Wayne boys and girls cross country teams opened their season at Croatan. Collins ran the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes and 25 seconds, giving him...

Prep soccer roundup

Steed turns in hat trick for WCDS Wayne Country Day's Sam Steed turned in a hat trick (three goals) as the Chargers marched to a 7-0 win over Cape Fear Academy on Tuesday at home. Wayne Country Day also...

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Fall prep sports are underway

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Runners start off on their cross-country race Monday as Smithfield-Selma, in the darker jerseys, ran against host Princeton. For more information see Cross-country....

A victory in defeat

MOUNT OLIVE -- Southern Wayne Coach Brad Matthews knew going in to Monday's season-opening tennis match with Kinston that his young, inexperienced teams was going to get bounced around some this season. And while the Saints dropped their match...

Eastern Wayne tennis team comes up winners

Veteran Eastern Wayne girls tennis coach Nancy Dawson expected her returning starters to determine the final outcome Monday afternoon against South Central. A pair of underclassmen surprised her instead. While the top-seeded doubles team of Anna Weeks-Brandi Butts endured...

K-Tribe tops Salem, back in first place in Southern Division

KINSTON -- Brian Slocum locked in after a rocky start and the Kinston Indians took advantage of seven Salem walks en route to a 9-3 win over the Avalanche at historic Grainger Stadium Monday night. The victory moved Kinston to...

Golden Falcons begin with win over Cougars

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir opened the season with a non-conference win Monday, sweeping West Craven 25-14, 25-11 and 25-19. Chanee Lynch and Brittany Sanders led the Hawks (1-0) at the service line, with Lynch going 30-for-32 and Sanders 13-for-13 and...

Cross-country

Princeton falls to SSS in opening meet PRINCETON -- Smithfield-Selma won a pair of races Monday from host Princeton in the opening cross-country meet for both teams. The Spartans picked up an automatic win in the boys race with...

Monday, August 16, 2004

Charger soccer team opens season with win

GREENVILLE -- Kevin Logan recorded a hat trick as Wayne Country Day shut out Greenville Christian School Saturday in the opening game of the season for the Chargers. Logan led the Charger attack while Sam Steed notched a goal...

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Fall sports preview -- soccer

Southern Wayne Coach: Michael Wiggs, first season Last season: Team folded at midseason Gone: None Back: Luis Cifuentes, Julian Martinez, Edward Segura Outlook: The Saints rebuild again as Wiggs takes control of a squad with speed, agility and what he...

Fall sports preview -- volleyball

Princeton Coach: Trudi Rast, first season Last season: Not reported Gone: Not reported Back: Melissa Worley, Nicole Hargis, Brittany Rose, Stephanie Daughtry Outlook: Rast begins to rebuild Princeton into the power it once was. "The team looks strong," she said....

Fall sports preview -- Tennis

Eastern Wayne Coach: Nancy Dawson, "a veteran coach" Last season: 6-8 in conference; Jennifer Moats qualified for individual regionals Gone: Jennifer Moats has graduated; Brittney Smith and Liz Lee opted not to play Back: Three of the top six seeds...

Fall sports preview -- Golf

Charles B. Aycock Coach: Gary Hales, second season Last season: 30-16 Playoffs: One golfer, Kelli Forbis, qualified for the state tournament Gone: Madison Howell, who graduated Back: Forbis, Morgan Lane and Brooke Newell Outlook: Forbis will anchor a solid Aycock...

Fall sports preview -- Cross Country

Eastern Wayne Boys Coach: Vince Beasley, seventh season Last season: 34-0, 23-0 in conference; team ran at the state 3-A championship meet Gone: Michael Hallock, Jeremy Interrante, Ryan Mayette, Billy Reed and Trey Newell have graduated; John King has moved...

Friday, August 13, 2004

Local sports roundup

Wolfe attends national Football Summit Bob Wolfe, a Goldsboro native and the current head football coach at Apex High School, had the opportunity to attend the fourth annual NFL Youth Football Summit last week in Canton, Ohio. Wolfe is one...

Heavy rains force postponement

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Due to the heavy rain from Tropical Storm Bonnie, the Myrtle Beach-Kinston game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. The K-Tribe returns to Coastal Federal Field for a...

Volleyball coaches' clinic offered

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College is hosting a volleyball coaches clinic Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at College Hall on the Mount Olive campus. The clinic is open to public and private high school and middle school coaches in...

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Farmville, Rosewood top Carolina 1-A poll

After seeing three of its teams advance last season to the N.C. High School Athletic Association eastern finals -- Farmville Central (1-AA), Ayden-Grifton (1-AA) and North Duplin (1-A) -- the coaches in the Carolina Conference aren't predicting too much...

James Kenan picked second in Super Six poll

Lakewood football coach James Lewis probably summed up the prospects of the 2004 Class 1-A Super Six Conference season best by stating, "Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide." While traditional powerhouse and defending undefeated conference champion Wallace-Rose Hill was...

Family Y Triathlon results

Name Age Hometown Time 1 John Royal 34 Raleigh 1:19.54 2 Greg Sanchez 46 Cary 1:19.55 3 Marc Strasser 26 New Bern 1:21.49 4 Steve Frank 30 Goldsboro 1:23.42 5 Rich Culp 39 Westminster, Md. 1:23.54 6 Paul Quinn...

K-Tribe drops Pelicans again on road

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Kinston used a hat-trick of home runs to power its way past Myrtle Beach on Wednesday night, 6-4. The Indians power surge started in the third inning when Brad Snyder connected for his first homer of...

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Johnson -- New NJ boys coach

KENLY -- A chance to come closer to home. Absent from the coaching ranks for a couple of seasons, Derrick Johnson eagerly seized the opportunity to return to the basketball court when he learned of the recent opening at...

K-Tribe roundup

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- For the second straight night, Myrtle Beach had an opportunity to gain ground on Winston-Salem in the Single A Carolina League Southern Division standings, but Kinston played spoiler and claimed a 4-2 win. The K-Tribe, who...

Local golf

Big crowd at Junior Tennis Open tourney The 57th Eastern Carolina Junior Open tennis tournament was held at Herman Park August 6-8 by the Goldsboro Tennis Association. Twenty-seven of the 73 players in the tourney were from Goldsboro. Local winners...

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Kinston drops Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Scoring early with the Carolina League leader in wins on the mound turned out to be a deadly combination for the Kinston Indians on Monday night as they defeated Myrtle Beach, 3-1. The first-half, Southern Division...

Monday, August 9, 2004

Vikings, Eagles voted tops in ECC football

KINSTON -- They say numbers don't lie, but the final figures produced Sunday afternoon certainly surprised veteran prep football coaches Clay Jordan and Lonnie Baker. Graduation depleted each program. Academic ineligibility also reared its ugly head at West Craven....

Sunday, August 8, 2004

Wayne County-Kannapolis

SHELBY -- Kannapolis Post 501 only managed one run and left the bases loaded in a third inning that saw Wayne County commit three consecutive defensive miscues. Despite Post 501's inability to make the errors hurt worse, Post 11...

Shelby-Wayne County

SHELBY -- Once again, Wayne County got out of the gate with intensity - building a 3-1 lead on Shelby after three innings in Friday's second elimination game at the N.C. American Legion state tournament. Much like its first...

Legion tourney bracket

N.C. American Legion State Championships (at Hoyt Keeter Stadium, Shelby) Wednesday's games Game 2 -- Greensboro 11, Pleasure Island 3 Game 3 -- Kannapolis 4, Laurinburg 2 Game 4 -- Wayne County 5, Caldwell County 4 Game 1 --...

Lee to coach High School

Courtesy Jacksonville Daily News DIXON -- Billy Lee needed just one year to realize that he missed being involved in the game of basketball. Fortunately, Lee didn't have to look very far to get back into coaching. Lee, a Mount...

Friday, August 6, 2004

Kannapolis pushes Post 11 into losers' bracket

SHELBY -- Kannapolis Post 501 only managed one run and left the bases loaded in a third inning that saw Wayne County commit three consecutive defensive miscues. Despite Post 501's inability to make the errors hurt worse, Post 11...

Two hot teams keep rolling through state tournament

SHELBY -- Area I champion Garner and Kannapolis, the Area III champs, are proving there is something to said about being hot going into the N.C. American Legion baseball state tournament. Garner has now won 13 straight after dumping...

Kinston rallies in latter innings

KINSTON -- Kinston erased a five-run deficit in the latter half of Thursday night's game and recorded its biggest comeback win of the year -- a 6-5 decision against Lynchburg in the opener of a three-game series at historic Grainger...

Thursday, August 5, 2004

Wayne wins Legion tourney opener

SHELBY - After Caldwell County tied the score and erased a 4-0 Wayne County lead in the bottom of the fourth, Post 11 coach Brad Reaves had plenty of choices when deciding who would relieve starting pitcher Philip Cunningham....

K-Tribe bomb Myrtle Beach with hits

KINSTON -- They say in the playoffs that good pitching beats good hitting. But with the Carolina League post-season still six weeks away, the Kinston Indians mauled Myrtle Beach 10-1 Wednesday night at historic Grainger Stadium to prove that at...

Lane Tree Golf

Lane Treee Golf Course announces its 2004 champions: Men's Champion -- Sam Strawn Senior Men's Champion -- Milton Smith Women's Champion -- Teresa Shearin Junior Champion -- Shane Ogburn...

Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Four Legion tournament teams try to rebound from defeat

SHELBY - A fresh start. When the North Carolina American Legion state baseball tournament begins today, Wayne County will be one of four teams who will be looking to bouce back from losses when they last took the diamond....

Gators welcome two new coaches

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Two new coaches at Spring Creek High School are expecting to provide stability for the Gator girls' athletic programs. They will be getting to work right away. One of the coaches will be taking her first...

Fulghum elected to Hall of Fame

CHAPEL HILL -- Long-time Greene Central High School coach and athletics director James "Rabbot" Fulghum has been selected for induction into the N.C. High School Athletic Associaiton's Hall of Fame. Fulghum is one of eight selected for the 2004 induction...

Slocum dominates opener -- Pelicans claim nightcap

KINSTON -- Brian Slocum dominated Myrtle Beach en route to a one-hit shutout as Kinston split a doubleheader with the Pelicans before 861 fans at historic Grainger Stadium Tuesday night. The K-Tribe prevailed 8-0 in the opener, but the visitors...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

Winners for this week are Faye Franklin, low gross; Linda Cannon, low net; Hanny Cornella, low putts....

Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Load 'em up, move 'em out

News-Argus/David Williams Wayne County American Legion players load the bus just before leaving for Shelby this monring to take part in the American Legion state championship Tournament. Wayne County opens play in the tournament on Wednesday against Caldwell County....

Wayne County's marathon run turned into sprint at the right time

MOUNT OLIVE — It is often said that a season is like a marathon, not a sprint. Wayne County’s American Legion baseball team treated it more like a relay — with an emerging cast of heroes at various stretches....

Monday, August 2, 2004

OPINION -- Shelby has more than state tourney

Baseball is the most superstitious sport. Nobody likes to be jinxed. After Wayne County knocked off Pitt County a couple of weeks ago, I was careful not to think ahead too much going into the Area 1 East Championship Series...

Cassell to step down as MOC's AD

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. Allen C. "Mac" Cassell announced today he will step down as Director of Athletics at Mount Olive College after the conclusion of the 2004-05 academic year. Cassell will devote full-time to teaching duties at the college...

Sunday, August 1, 2004

Narron gets no-decision in Major League debut

TEXAS (AP -- Oakland knocked out Texas starter Sam Narron, who was making his Major League Baseball debut, after 2 2/3 innings on Friday evening. He gave up four earned runs on three homers, two of them by Eric Byrnes....

Aycock Junior Legion falls to Fuquay

SALISBURY -- The Aycock Junior Legion baseball team concluded its state-championship run with a 10-7 loss against Fuquay-Varina in consolation-round play Friday afternoon. Aycock finished the season 20-6. Chris King doubled and collected an RBI in a 2-for-3 effort. Aaron...

K-Tribe rallies late, deals Wilmington 10-inning loss

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Kinston rallied from behind in the final four innings and dealt Wilmington a 4-1, 10-inning loss in Single A Carolina League action Saturday evening at Frawley Stadium. The K-Tribe improved to 20-14 in second-half play and remained...