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Thursday, September 30, 2004

MOC soccer

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Mount Olive's Chris Varela (4) attempts to move the ball past a UNC Pembroke defender during Wednesday afternoon's match at Trojan Field. For more information see Braves scalp MOC in DII region battle....

Prep tennis -- Golden Falcons shut out Patriots

PIKEVILLE -- Road-weary Charles B. Aycock christened its new tennis courts in convincing fashion and Raychel Batts gained revenge Wednesday afternoon against West Carteret. The Golden Falcons, playing at home for the first time this season, swept the singles matches...

Prep soccer -- Saints top Vikings

KINSTON -- Kinston soccer coach Paul Huggins couldn't hide his astonishment following his team's 3-2 loss to Southern Wayne in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play Wednesday. As far as the veteran Vikings coach was concerned, his team had outplayed...

Prep soccer -- Tigers take Rosewood

Rosewood and James Kenan headed into Wednesday evening's match on the heels of dramatic Class 1-A Carolina/Super Six victories in their previous outings. The Tigers survived an overtime scare at North Johnston 10 days ago and salvaged a tie. Meanwhile,...

Braves scalp MOC in DII region battle

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's Erik Small attacked the UNC Pembroke defense, forcing Braves' goalie Richard Sallin to come off of his line late in Wednesday's men's soccer match at Trojan Field. Small turned, then centered back into the middle,...

Prep football -- Warren, Saints know Hawks' 1-4 record misleading

DUDLEY -- It was this time last season that Southern Wayne started its October surprise on the football teams of the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference. After struggling through the first half of the season, the Saints went unbeaten in...

Prep football previews

Kinston (4-1, 2-0) at C.B. Aycock (4-1, 2-0) A good early test to see which team will position itself as the chief contender to West Craven's conference dominance. Kinston is a typical Lonnie Baker-coached team -- big, physical and strong,...

Prep volleyball roundup

Jason, Ballance lead C.B. Aycock DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock's Jenny Jackson and Stephanie Ballance had six aces each as the Golden Falcons rolled to a 25-9, 25-20, 25-23 win at county rival Southern Wayne on Wednesday. The win improves...

Prep tennis roundup

East Duplin nips Hawks SNOW HILL -- East Duplin prevailed in two of three doubles matches on Wednesday to defeat North Lenoir 5-4 in a non-conferece tilt at the Snow Hill Tennis Complex. Morgan Worthington, Rachel Sasser and Heather Phillips...

Prep soccer roundup

Lomonaco continues record-setting pace SEVEN SPRINGS -- North Johnston's Jake Lomonaco continued his assault on his school's record books with a five-goal performance in the Panthers' 6-2 win at Spring Creek on Wednesday. The five-goal effort was a North Johnston...

Prep cross country roundup

Collins, Lewis lead Eastern Wayne in ECC meet Will Collins and Leslie Lewis emerged the top runners as Eastern Wayne swept county rival Charles B. Aycock and South Central in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action Tuesday. Collins ran the...

Prep golf roundup

Forbis seizes 18-hole win DUDLEY -- Kelli Forbis claimed medalist honors with an 18-hole round of 90 and sparked Charles B. Aycock to yet another team win on the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference girls golf scene. Forbis' low score,...

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

WCDS Soccer

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Wayne Country Day School's Sam Steed, center, prepares to kick the ball upfield during his team's soccer match Tuesday against Kerr-Vance Academy. Steed scored the game-winning goal as the Chargers knocked off the Spartans 2-1. For more...

Steed feeds Charger scoring need

Going into overtime against Kerr-Vance Academy on Tuesday, Wayne Country Day boys soccer coach Michael Taylor reminded his team of the Spartans' recent struggles in overtime. Last week, Kerr-Vance gave up three goals after regulation in a 4-1 loss against...

Sprinkles don't dampen Warrior win over GHS

While both teams beat the weather, Eastern Wayne ended up with the win over Goldsboro Tuesday in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tennis match played at Wayne Community College's courts. A blustery, overcast afternoon saw the players fend off occasional...

Prep volleyball

Clarke helps Faith Christian to first MACAA victory Elizabeth Clarke provided four kills as Faith Christian rallied past Bethel Christian 24-26, 25-12, 25-16, 25-11 in a Mid-Atlantic Christian Athletic Association Class 2-A match Tuesday. The Conquerors improved to 1-2 in...

Prep tennis

James Kenan sweeps Wallace-Rose Hill WARSAW -- Despite the windy conditions and intermittent rain showers, James Kenan swept the singles and doubles matches in a 9-0 victory against county rival Wallace-Rose Hill on Tuesday. "The winds were a little tough...

Prep soccer

Warriors shut out North Lenoir Andrew Corley collected two goals and added an assist as Eastern Wayne shut out North Lenoir 3-0 in non-conference play Tuesday. Joe Gossett started the Warriors' first scoring strike with a pass through the right...

Mount Olive College sports

Lees-McRae snaps MOC volleyball win streak BANNER ELK -- Lacie Smith tallied a match-high 19 kills to lead Lees-McRae to a 30-26, 30-16, 30-24 victory over Mount Olive in an NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference volleyball match Tuesday at...

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Kickin' it around some

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Southern Wayne's Mario Segura (15) touches the ball past Eastern Wayne's Andrew Corley (14) during Monday's match at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex. For more information see Prep soccer roundup....

OPINION -- Tobolski's passing leaves us short a writer and a friend

A blessing in disguise. I had no way of knowing it at the time, but the one hour and thirty minutes I spent with Greg Tobolski during Rosewood's Hurricane Ivan delay in Chocowinity Southside's gymnasium lobby was just that. Our...

Area coaches honored at NCHSAA meeting

KENANSVILLE -- Several local and area coaches, teachers and educators were honored Monday at the N.C. High School Athletic Association's region 2 meeting at the Kenansville Auditorium. Rosewood High School's Daniel Barrow was selected for the region's athletics director award....

Graduate Glance

Javon Williams solid for Wesleyan Rosewood graduate Javon Williams is making big waves in his new home. The North Carolina Wesleyan freshman Javon Williams is currently leading the Bishops' rushing attack with 95.3 yards per game on 59 attempts, good...

Prep soccer roundup

Ignot's hat trick ignites Faith Christian to victory Faith Christian's Fredy Ignot tallied a hat trick (three goals) to boost the Conquerors to a 6-2 win at home over Mount Calvary on Monday. The win improves Faith to 6-2-1 on...

Prep volleyball roundup

Faith Christian falls to Mount Calvary Faith Christian's Elizabeth Clarke had two kills, two aces, two digs and one block in the Conquerors' 25-12, 25-13, 25-23 home loss to Mount Calvary on Monday. Christy Charles posted three digs and four...

Cross country roundup

Wayne Christian runners take pair of firsts vs. Rosewood Wayne Christian's Keri McCall and Doug Johnson claimed a pair of first-place finishes for the Eagles in a cross country meet at Rosewood on Monday. McCall ran a 24:02, while Johnson...

Mount Olive College news

MOC men to take on top-ranked UNCP MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College men's soccer team has spent the first month of the 2004 season charting new territory, including the program's best-ever start and first-ever regional ranking. Wednesday's match...

Monday, September 27, 2004

MOC women's soccer team shines in shutout of Ferrum

MOUNT OLIVE -- Melanie Cobb and Emily Escolas scored two goals apiece to lead Mount Olive to a 5-0 victory over Ferrum in non-conference women's soccer Sunday at Trojan Field. The win extends the Trojans' winning streak to a school...

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Sam Narron picked up by Brewers

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The Milwaukee Brewers claimed former Eastern Wayne and East Carolina University standout Sam Narron off waivers from the Texas Rangers Friday afternoon. Narron, a 23-year old left-hander, made one appearance with the Rangers at the major league...

Football -- Jones' interception helps preserve CBA victory

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock football coach Randy Pinkowski met his defense at midfield late in the fourth quarter, tapping the helmets of every player as they ran off of Southern Wayne's field. The last player to meet him --...

Football -- E. Wayne seizes third straight win

How sweet it is. A lot of things around Eastern Wayne football are sweet these days -- three straight wins, a share of first place in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference, and a 30-13 homecoming victory Friday night against West...

Football -- Penalties, turnovers haunt Goldsboro

Goldsboro High football coach Maurice Jackson unplugged the headset from the receiver on his belt, wrapped the cords around the earphones and wiped the sweat from his brow. He briefly looked toward the end zone and saw the scoreboard operator...

Football -- Chargers edge Eagles in final five minutes

Rosewood kept pace with Ayden-Grifton throughout Friday night's game with the Chargers. Except for the last five minutes. The Eagles gave up a late touchdown which proved to be the difference in the game as the Chargers beat the Eagles...

Football -- Burt, Gators turn back Princeton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek showed off a couple of talents in its closer-than expected 28-18 win against Princeton Friday night. One was obvious -- sophomore quarterback Josh Wright, who ran for 108 yards and three touchdowns, while throwing for...

Football -- Rebels suffer third consecutive defeat

CALYPSO -- North Duplin struggled offensively as Hobbton scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to take out the scrappy Rebels 21-6 at Grubbs Field Friday night. The Rebels generated just 126 yards of offense against the Wildcats, but held Hobbton to a...

Football -- James Kenan cruises past N. Lenoir

WARSAW -- James Kenan scored consistently through the game, picking up over 300 yards total offense as the Tigers clawed past North Lenoir 30-14 Friday night at Bill Taylor Field. Kenan used two second-half touchdowns to break open a 14-14...

College soccer -- Cobb, Williams lead respective Trojan teams

MOUNT OLIVE -- Cory Worrell and Melanie Cobb continued to blister opposing defenses for multiple-goal performances as Mount Olive College swept Erskine (S.C.) College in an NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference doubleheader Saturday at Trojan Field. Worrell picked up...

Volleyball -- Mount Olive claims doubleheader against Coker

MOUNT OLIVE -- Listless and sluggish, the Mount Olive College volleyball team sleepily walked through its early-morning match against Coker (S.C.) College. The Trojans struggled in aspects of the match before turning back the upset-minded Cobras 30-22, 33-35, 30-26, 30-28...

Soccer -- Chargers record another shutout

AHOSKIE -- State-ranked Wayne Country Day exploded for four goals within a 12-minute span and dispatched Ridgecroft 4-0 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference match Friday afternoon. The Chargers (9-2-1, 2-0 CPIC) collected their third straight shutout this...

Football -- Jaguars knock Panthers from unbeaten ranks

FARMVILLE -- Friday night, North Johnston lost its grip. The Panthers let their undefeated record slip away literally after fumbling the ball eight times -- losing four of them --in a 38-13 loss to Farmville Central Friday night. It was...

Football -- Vikings snap Rams' 19-game home win streak

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central fell victim to a good running game as D.H. Conley toppled the Rams 27-16 Friday night at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex. The defeat snapped Greene Central's 19-game home win streak. "They played as...

Friday, September 24, 2004

Rebounding Rebels

SEVEN SPRINGS -- For North Duplin's volleyball team, something just clicked. After suffering from inconsistent play and numerous service errors in the first three sets at Spring Creek, the Rebels bounced back with two straight fluid wins to claim a...

OPINION -- The NFL's injury list

Don't fret too much Carolina Panther fans -- you aren't alone. No, I'm not talking about that 1-1 record and being bunched with that group of 18 NFL teams currently sitting at .500 after two weeks. Carolina, much like a...

Prep cross country

Wayne Christian runs first-ever meet Doug Johnson claimed third and Carrie McCall earned fourth place in Wayne Christian's first-ever cross country meet Thursday afternoon. Johnson ran the 3.1-mile course in 20 minutes, 54 seconds against runners from Durham Cresset Christian...

Prep volleyball

Princeton triumphs over Chargers LITTLEFIELD -- Princeton snapped its three-game losing streak in Class 1-A Carolina Conference play with a 25-14, 25-18, 25-12 victory against Ayden-Grifton on Thursday afternoon. Stephanie Daughtry paced the Bulldogs' attack with seven kills, while Nicole...

Prep tennis

Rosewood's doubles strength pulls out win over Cougars PINETOPS -- Rosewood prevailed in two of three doubles matches and nipped SouthWest Edgecombe 5-4 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference match Thursday. The tandems of Leah Smith-Kourtney Humphrey and Missy...

Prep soccer

Chargers Flora McDonald Shadow Stewart, Tim Moore and Ross Wilson each collected their first goal of the season Thursday in Wayne Country Day's 10-0 rout of Flora MacDonald Academy. Nine players scored for the Chargers, who are ranked No. 5...

Prep JV football

Goldsboro 22 Washington 16 Goldsboro quarterback Tim Kornegay threw a game-winning, 47-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Davis with 36 seconds remaining in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference victory against Washington on Thursday. Kornegay finished the game with 151 yards...

MOC weekend preview

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Coming into this weekend, the Mount Olive College men's soccer, women's soccer and women's volleyball teams sport a combined 22-6 record overall and a 10-2 mark in NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference play....

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Trojan triumphs

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Mount Olive College's Charles Williams fires a shot on goal past Francis Marion's Nick Boyd (23) and Charlie Mitchell (10) during Wednesday's soccer match against Francis Marion at Trojan Field. Mount Olive, ranked fifth in the latest...

MOC volleyball recovers, tops Pfeiffer in four

MOUNT OLIVE -- Several factors determined Mount Olive College's come-from-behind victory against Pfeiffer University on Wednesday evening. But two circumstances -- an opening-game loss and a setter change -- proved the most crucial. The Trojans knew about the Falcons' stunning...

MOC men battle past Francis Marion

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive men's soccer coach Jerry Riggs knows his young team may struggle with consistency as they continue to improve. The Trojans proved on Wednesday at Trojan Field they can still find a way to win when...

Soccer -- Warriors fall to Patriots

Eastern Wayne soccer coach Jorg Wagner preached the phrases to his team all night. "Open up ... keep the ball on the ground ... one more touch ... no turn, no turn ..." Wagner was offering his tutlelage to a...

Prep football previews

C.B. Aycock (3-1, 1-0 ECC) at So. Wayne (2-2, 1-1 ECC) DUDLEY -- The Golden Falcons had a week off to prepare for the Saints, who are still experiencing growing pains, but maturing daily. Walter Best is unarguably one of...

Prep soccer

North Johnston rallies past Rosewood KENLY -- Rosewood led third-ranked North Johnston for 81 minutes before the Panthers posted two late goals to claim a 2-1 win at home on Wednesday in a Class 1-A Carolina/Super Six Conference clash. The...

Prep tennis

Aycock takes two from Fike WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock won two matches on Wednesday at Wilson Fike, defeating the Golden Demons 6-3 and 5-3 to improve to 13-1 on the season. The win was the 11th and 12th in...

Prep volleyball

North Johnston tops Louisburg LOUISBURG -- North Johnston improved to 10-3 on the season with a 25-22, 25-19, 25-13 win at Louisburg on Wednesday. The Panthers host Wilson Beddingield today. JV North Johnston takes a sweep LOUISBURG -- North Johnston...

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Rosewood and Princeton volleyball

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Rosewood middle hitter Jessica Hill (1) goes up for the block against Princeton's Nicole Hargis (12) during second-set play Tuesday afternoon at Rosewood. Hill collected the block and the Eagles prevailed in straight sets against their archrival....

Rosewood sweeps archrival Princeton at home

Veteran Rosewood volleyball coach Jennifer Cochran couldn't have been more pleased with her team's business-like attitude Tuesday afternoon against archrival Princeton. The Eagles attacked every point and minimized their mistakes in each set en route to an important 25-21, 25-15,...

MOC men's soccer updates

Men's soccer team ties for fifth in poll MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College moved up one spot into a tie for No. 5 in this week's NSCAA/Adidas men's soccer NCAA II Southeast Regional rankings announced Tuesday. The ranking is...

Prep cross country

Warrior duo leads EW to sweep PIKEVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's Leslie Lewis and Will Collins emerged the top runners in a three-team, Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meet contested Tuesday afternoon at Charles B. Aycock. Lewis ran the 3.1-mile course...

Prep volleyball

Eastern Wayne breezes past Kinston KINSTON -- Kristin Elliott provided seven kills and served four aces as Eastern Wayne swept Kinston 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action Tuesday. Megan Pittman added four aces, while Anna Wilkins...

Prep tennis

James Kenan wins despite missing player TEACHEY -- James Kenan faced a little adversity and opened defense of its Class 1-A Super Six Conference championship with a 9-0 rout against county rival Wallace-Rose Hill on Tuesday. The Tigers competed without...

Prep soccer

Spring Creek upends Farmville Central FARMVILLE -- Spring Creek exploded for a school-record seven goals in the second half and stormed past Farmville Central 7-5 in a Class 1-A Carolina/Super Six Conference match Tuesday. The Jaguars built a 4-0 lead...

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

North Johnston and James Kenan

News-Argus/Dennis Hill North Johnston forward Ashley Moore (7) prepares to kick the ball upfield as James Kenan's Demetrio Barrera challenges the play. The Panthers and Tigers battled to a 3-3 tie Monday evening at Kenly. For more information see...

Tigers, Panthers claw out tie

KENLY -- A tale of two halves. James Kenan controlled the tempo and possessed the better passing game during first-half play Monday evening against Class 1-A Carolina/Super Six opponent North Johnston. Meanwhile the Panthers, ranked No. 5 in the latest...

Graduate glance

Coleman, Sutherland cheering collegiately Two area graduates -- Hallie Coleman (Wayne Country Day '03) and Tara Sutherland (Charles B. Aycock '04) are currently cheering collegiately at the Division I level. Coleman is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina,...

Prep soccer roundup

Warriors take Pam Pack in overtime WASHINGTON -- Eastern Wayne continued its solid start in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference with a 4-2 win in overtime at Washington on Monday. The Warriors (5-2, 3-0 ECC) got overtime goals from...

Prep volleyball roundup

Chargers fight past Flora MacDonald Wayne Country Day's Laura Ziemer had 10 aces and two digs as the Chargers claimed a hard-fought, 25-20, 21-25, 25-10, 15-25, 15-8 win at home over Flora MacDonald on Monday. Amanda Knuston added nine aces...

Prep tennis roundup

Greene Central takes down Greenfield SNOW HILL -- Greene Central's Meredith Rouse started the afternoon with a 6-2, 6-2 win at number one singles over Greenfield School's Anna Wooten Gauss as the Rams rolled to a 9-0 win on Monday....

Prep Cross country roundup

Saint's Allen wins at Cliffs of the Neuse Southern Wayne's Allen Bennett claimed first place with a 20:15 in a three-team meet ran at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park on Monday. North Duplin claimed the meet with 25 team...

Taylor leads Warriors to ECC win

Eastern Wayne's Brittney Taylor claimed medalist honors by firing an 85 as the Warriors finished with 191 team points in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina match at Walnut Creek on Monday. With the win, Eastern Wayne tied Charles B. Aycock...

Cougars fall to Eagles in Monday game

VANCEBORO -- Goldsboro's Hykeem Coley rushed for a 44-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter as the Cougars eventually fell 20-12 at West Craven on Monday. Tim Kornegay found Brandon Davis on a touchdown pass in the first quarter to...

Monday, September 20, 2004

Norman brings back championship ring

Eugene Norman will soon be able to look at his ring finger and remind himself that he can be called something no one else at Goldsboro High School can claim to be -- a baseball champion. Norman was in Kissimmee,...

Mount Olive sweeps Anderson in home CVAC match

MOUNT OLIVE -- First-year Mount Olive College women's volleyball coach Sasha Gutor felt the team played well in Sunday afternoon's sweep of conference rival Anderson (S.C.) College. The players' faces expressed a different emotion. The host Trojans worked through a...

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Southside outpaces Eagles

CHOCOWINITY -- Southside coach Dewayne Kellum was confident his hard-nosed defense would get a test at home against Rosewood on Friday night. The Seahawk defense, allowing just 2.5 points per game in its first three contests, certainly got checked as...

South Lenoir outpaces 'Dawgs

Courtesy Kinston Free Press DEEP RUN -- Bad weather delayed the start of Friday's high school football game between South Lenoir and Princeton for almost an hour. For the Blue Devils, it sure was worth the wait. South Lenoir came...

Panthers deal James Kenan first defeat of season

WARSAW -- The wet grass still sparkled against the lights at Bill Taylor Field Friday night after the East Duplin Panthers flexed their muscles en route to a 19-0 shutout win over county rival James Kenan. Tigers coach Kevin Motsinger...

North Johnson stays unbeaten

DIXON -- North Johnston's remarkable start to the season is quickly becoming the Cin-derella story of the year. The Panthers had a handful of big plays in the opening half Friday night as North Johnston ran over Dixon 49-14. The...

North Lenoir gets first victory

AYDEN -- North Lenoir's defense came within one minute of a shutout as the Hawks collected their first win of the year Friday night in a 14-8 win over Ayden-Grifton at the Chargers' field. The Hawks won a fairly even...

Warriors knock off Pam Pack, still unbeaten in ECC play

WASHINGTON -- Tornado warnings and heavy rains, remnants of tropical storm Ivan, forced a suspension of Friday evening's Eastern Wayne road contest against Washington. Warrior coach Jeff Price considered the one-plus hour delay a "divine intervention." The long break gave...

Trojan volleyballers sweep St. Andrews

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heidi Busch tallied 19 kills and Anna Luft added 15 kills to lead host Mount Olive College to a 30-19, 30-22, 30-10 victory over Limestone in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference volleyball Saturday at College Hall. Sara Christie added...

Fishing report

Northern District -- Dare, Hyde, Currituck, and Beaufort Counties Charter boats: Billfishing continues to be hot this week as well as dolphin fishing. Gulfstream fishing will be curtailed for the next several days due to heavy seas from Frances. Headboats:...

Friday, September 17, 2004

Game of the week

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Greene Central's Dashon Bynum (80) follows his teammates upfield on Farmville Central during Thursday night's game at the James Fulghum Athletic Complex. For more information see Greene Central knocks off neighbor Farmville....

Southern Wayne takes shootout at South Central

WINTERVILLE -- The final Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meeting between Southern Wayne and South Central's football teams will be remembered as a classic. In a game of shifting momentum with a number of huge plays, the Saints claimed the...

Greene Central knocks off neighbor Farmville

SNOW HILL -- Second-year Greene Central head football coach Jim Bob Bryant hadn't seen his team surpass the 100-yard mark in rushing this season. So, he developed the "150-yard rule." Bryant surmised that if the Rams toted the pigskin with...

Early Eagle surge knocks out Cougars

Behind every cloud is a silver lining for Goldsboro head football coach Maurice Jackson -- as long as it doesn't contain a hurricane. Even though his Cougars lost to West Craven 41-6 Thursday, the second-year mentor sees nothing but positives...

North Lenoir sweeps past Greene Central

SNOW HILL -- The attacks flowed freely from the middle and outside. A single-blocker coverage scheme couldn't slow down the assault. Poor passing in the receiving game and lack of movement in general factored into the outcome. Oh yeah. North...

Prep volleyball

James shines, Goldsboro upsets Saints DUDLEY -- Ashelyn James collected six kills and two blocks as Goldsboro stunned Southern Wayne 25-23, 27-25, 12-25, 25-21 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference match Thursday afternoon. The Cougars (2-6, 2-5 ECC) earned...

Prep tennis

Rosewood sweeps double, knocks off North Lenoir SNOW HILL -- Rosewood literally doubled-up North Lenoir in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference match Thursday on the Snow Hill Tennis Complex courts. The Eagles swept the doubles en route to a...

Prep soccer

Hawks double up Wilson Beddingfield WILSON -- Josh Baird and Josh Williams each notched a first-half goal as North Lenoir stopped Wilson Beddingfield 2-1 in a non-conference contest. Baird scored less than two minutes into the match, while Williams collected...

JV football

Rosewood 35 Chocowinity Southside 16 Devon Bennett and Anthony Gibson each rushed for a pair touchdowns as the Eagles prevailed at Branch Pope Field. Bennett scored on runs of 30 and 11 yards. Gibson broke through for touchdown runs of...

Forbis' 44 paces Golden Falcons to win

PRINCETON -- Charles B. Aycock's Kelli Forbis shot a nine-hole score of 44 to lead her team to a win over 1-A opponents North Johnston and Sprng Creek at Cardinal Country Club on Wednesday. Forbis was the medalist and the...

Thursday, September 16, 2004

James Kenan soccer team flashes by Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Speed is a critical element of every sport -- and especially important to the game of soccer. Anyone needing a demonstration of that should have been at Spring Creek High School Thursday night as James Kenan's soccer...

Eastern Wayne dominates Kinston

After being whistled offsides three times in the first 10 minutes, Eastern Wayne made the necessary adjustments against Kinston's offsides trap -- and in a big way. The Warriors' Joe Gossett recorded a natural hat trick (three straight goals) in...

K-Tribe wins Mills Cup

Courtesy Wilmington (Del.) Star-News WILMINGTON, Del. -- J.D. Martin was overpowering. And the Mills Cup is coming to North Carolina. Martin pitched a four-hitter as the Kinston Indians shut down the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-1 Wednesday night at Frawley Stadium...

Volleyball

Saints fall to Fike WILSON -- Southern Wayne fell 16-25, 25-23, 25-22 to Wilson Fike on Wednesday at the Golden Demons' gymnasium. Southern Wayne dropped to 6-8 overall as it travels to West Craven on Tuesday. No further information was...

Tennis

Falcons move to 8-0 in ECC MOUNT OLIVE -- Charles B. Aycock ran its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference record to 8-0 on Wednesday with a 9-0 win over Southern Wayne at the John Neal Walker Tennis Center on the...

Soccer

Davis scores a pair as C.B. Aycock blanks Pam Pack WASHINGTON -- Charles B. Aycock's Garrett Davis scored twice at Washington -- boosting his goal total to 21 -- as the Falcons dropped the Pam Pack 2-0 on Wednesday. The...

Cross country

Creech takes Carolina girls meet -- Spring Creek boys are second North Johnston's Heather Creech ran a 21:10 to claim first place in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference meet at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park on Wednesday. The Panther...

Goldsboro-West Craven football game is tonight

Goldsboro High School's varsity football game with West Craven has been moved to tonight at 7 p.m. at Cougar Field. The game was moved from Friday in anticipation or inclement weather. Greene Central's game with Farmville Central and Southern Wayne's...

Women's Soccer: Mount Olive Defeats Barton 3-1 I

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heidi Philip scored the go-ahead goal less than a minute into the second half and broke the school single-season assist record as host Mount Olive defeated Barton 3-1 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's soccer Wednesday at Trojan...

Men's Soccer: Regional No. 6 Mount Olive Defeats

MOUNT OLIVE -- Cory Worrell ignited a second-half scoring blitz with his conference-leading ninth goal of the season as regionally sixth-ranked Mount Olive College defeated Barton 7-0 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's soccer Wednesday at Trojan Field. The Trojans scored...

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Eastern Wayne and Southern Wayne volleyball

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Eastern Wayne middle hitter Kristin Elliott (4) attempts the off-speed hit against a Southern Wayne blocker during their match Tuesday afternoon at New Hope. Elliott finished with a match-high eight kills as the Warriors won in straight...

Prep volleyball -- Elliott, Warriors sweep Saints

Attacking at the right time. Eastern Wayne, especially Kristin Elliott, benefited from its service game and had more fluidity on offense in a 25-20, 25-22, 25-20 conquest of archrival Southern Wayne on Tuesday afternoon. Elliott served a match-high 11 aces...

Prep Cross Country -- Warriors win meet as Cougars run for first time

Cool, breezy conditions led to low times across the board and a group of pleased coaches and runners on Tuesday afternoon after a four-team cross-country meet at Eastern Wayne. Paced by Will Collins' impressive 16:42, the Warrior boys claimed their...

Prep volleyball -- Home court helps as Panthers take Rosewood

KENLY -- Gymnasiums are all pretty much alike -- big space, walls, a roof, basketball goals, bleachers. Seen one, seen them all. But at North Johnston High School, the gym is becoming a place that visiting volleyball teams come to...

Prep football -- Two football games moved to Thursday

Southern Wayne will hold its varsity football game at South Central on Thursday at 7 p.m. instead of Friday. Southern Wayne athletic director Bob Warren informed the News-Argus this morning of the change. While Warren did not comment on the...

Prep volleyball roundup

Ziemer leads Wayne Country Day over Greenfield Wayne Country Day's Laura Ziemer had nine aces and three kills to help boost the Chargers to a 25-12, 25-19, 20-25, 25-19 win at home over Greenfield School on Tuesday. The win improves...

Prep tennis roundup

Hawks breeze past Farmville Central KINSTON -- North Lenoir swept all six doubles matches against Farmville Central and rolled to an 8-1 win at home in Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference play on Tuesday. Morgan Worthington, Mary-Linton Smith, Debbie Vandiford,...

Prep soccer roundup

Faith Christian blanks Liberty FAYETTEVILLE -- Faith Christian's Stephen Sloan and Freddy Ignot scored two goals each as the Conquerors defeated Liberty of Fayetteville 4-0 on Tuesday. Faith goalie Jonathan Ziegler had one save for the Conquerors, who improved to...

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Ashelyn James

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Goldsboro High senior Ashelyn James passes the ball to a teammate, while Helga Bryant (2) watches from the middle of the back row. James recorded match highs of eight kills and three blocks in the Cougars' victory...

Cougars notch first victory

The volleyball teams from Goldsboro and Kinston had followed the same pattern heading into Monday afternoon's league contest. Each team had played tight games against their respective opponents, but neither had a win to show for their efforts. The Cougars...

MOC sports

MOC Sports Information Soccer MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive men's soccer plays its first-ever home contest as a regionally-ranked team when archrival Barton College comes calling in their NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference match scheduled for Wednesday. Kickoff is...

K-Tribe holds off elimination

WILMINGTON, Del. -- There is a definite trend emerging for the Kinston Indians in the 2004 Carolina League playoffs. When the Indians must win, they do. Monday night was no different, as the K-Tribe got a great start from Brian...

Cross country

Williams, Behrend win for Eagles Rosewood's Terrence Williams and Stephanie Behrend each emerged the individual winners in a non-conference meet against Wayne Country Day contested at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Williams ran the 3.1-mile course in 20 minutes, 16...

Prep volleyball

Hargis leads Princeton past Spartans CAMERON -- Nicole Hargis provided a match-high 10 kills as Princeton outlasted Union 25-19, 22-25, 27-25, 25-19 in a non-conference match Monday afternoon. Hargis added four service aces and three blocks for the Bulldogs, who...

Prep tennis

Golden Falcons blow by Greenfield WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock dominated doubles play and eased past traditional independent schools power Greenfield 7-2 in a non-conference match Monday afternoon. The tandems of Raychel Batts-Hadley Peacock and Nicole Taylor-Laine Purcell each pulled...

Prep soccer

Eastern Wayne blanks South Central in ECC opener WINTERVILLE -- Joe Gossett started and finished the scoring for Eastern Wayne in a 3-0 victory against Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opponent South Central. It was the league opener for both...

Golf

Taylor's 81 top score for ECC meet MOREHEAD CITY -- Eastern Wayne's Brittney Taylor fired an 18-hole round of 81 and earned medalist honors in the second Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meet of the season Monday afternoon. Taylor, combined...

Monday, September 13, 2004

Graduate glance

ELIZABETH CITY -- A handful of Goldsboro High School graduates are taking advantage of a chance to shine at Elizabeth City State this season. The Vikings (0-3), who operate out of the pro-set offense, have Cougar graduates Terrell Bunch (fullback),...

The prep week ahead

* Soccer Eastern Wayne at South Central, today, 7 p.m. -- The Warriors start Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play against the young Falcons. James Kenan at Spring Creek, Wednesday, 7 p.m. -- The Tigers are off to a solid start,...

K-Tribe down 0-2 in Mills Cup series

KINSTON -- The Wilmington Blue Rocks held Kinston to just four hits for the second straight night and moved within a game of claiming the Carolina League title with a 10-1 blowout win over the Kinston Indians Sunday at Grainger...

Corrections

Corrections In Sunday's story on Spring Creek's football game, we incorrectly identified the Spring Creek quarterback. He was Josh Wright. We also said Spring Creek was on a loss streak of 10 games. In fact, Spring Creek beat Northampton-East in...

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Football -- Golden Falcons stop Cougars

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock football coach Randy Pinkowski was quick to say his team is not yet ready to be considered a contender for the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference championship. "No. Absolutely not," he said. "We're not that...

Football -- Vikings upend Saints in Dudley

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne seemed to be one-sided Friday night as the Saints lost to the visiting Kinston Vikings19-8. "Defensively, I thought we played well enough to win," said Saints coach Bob Warren. "We just didn't execute when we had...

Football -- Tigers too tough to tame at home

WARSAW -- The wait is over for the James Kenan football program. The Tigers, according to coach Kevin Motsinger, picked up a "watershed victory," defeating county rival North Duplin 36-7 on Friday night at Bill Taylor Field. The win was...

Football -- Panthers off to 4-0 start

KENLY -- Good football teams are measured by their ability to respond to big plays from an opponent. And how that team handles the adversity builds it character. County rival West Johnston scored on the game's second play from scrimmage...

Football -- Yellow Jackets sting Rosewood

"I'm going to have to talk to our athletics director about our schedule." Those were the words of Rosewood football coach -- and athletics director -- Daniel Barrow after dropping a 48-20 decision to visiting Roanoke Rapids. The game marked...

Football -- Warriors snap 9-game skid

Eastern Wayne got a big monkey off its back Friday night after beating South Central 12-7 Friday night at the Little Big Horn. The Falcons had to drive back to Winterville with an even bigger monkey still in place. A...

Football -- Princeton dealt second loss of season

PRINCETON -- Despite losing three fumbles and getting penalized 15 times for a whopping 155 yards, Pinetown Northside ran at will to the tune of 410 yards in a 40-12 rout of Princeton Friday night. "Give Princeton a lot of...

Football -- Gators still seeking first win

ROSEBORO -- Spring Creek's Lelo Burt had two receiving touchdowns of over 25 yards as the Gators fell 38-22 at Lakewood on Friday night. Burt finished the game with eight catches for 142 yards as he remains one of the...

College volleyball -- Trojans finish 1-3 at Charleston

CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- The Mount Olive College volleyball team finished 1-3 in the regionally-tough Capital City Volleyball Classic contested this weekend at Charleston (W. Va.) University. Junior outside hitter Heidi Busch led four Trojans in double figures with 17...

Volleyball -- North Duplin drops Carolina 1-A match

CALYPSO -- North Duplin's Sierra Ward had 10 kills, three aces and served on 12 points in the Rebels' 25-23, 23-25, 26-24, 25-23 loss to Ayden-Grifton on Thursday. The loss drops North Duplin to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the...

Volleyball - Faith Christian falls in three sets

Faith Christian fell to Falls Road 16-25, 17-25, 5-25 on Friday afternoon. Elizabeth Clark led the Conquuerors with two kills, and four digs. Christy Charles had five digs and a pair of aces, while Heather Ziggelhoffer had two digs, Holly...

Tennis -- Wayne Christian doubles up Cresset

DURHAM -- Wayne Christian moved back into a first-place tie in Class 1-A Carolina Conference tennis play after beating Cresset Christian 6-3 on Friday afternoon. The Eagles won five of six singles matches. "The girls all had great days in...

Soccer -- Cobb notches game-winning mark in OT

ANDERSON, S.C. -- Melanie Cobb scored the tying goal in the 70th minute and scored the game-winner four minutes into overtime as Mount Olive defeated host Anderson 2-1 in an NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's soccer game Saturday...

Soccer -- MOC men seize CVAC opener

ANDERSON, S.C. -- Charles Williams broke a scoreless tie and ignited a first-half scoring outburst as regionally eighth-ranked Mount Olive defeated host Anderson (S.C.) College 4-1 on Saturday afternoon. The visiting Trojans scored three goals in a span of nine...

Minor leagues -- K-Tribe reaches Mills Cup Championship

KINSTON -- There's no place like home. J.D. Martin carried a perfect game through seven innings and Kinston held on in the ninth for a wild 3-1 win against Winston-Salem in the deciding game three of the South Division Championship...

Football -- Greene Central survives Chargers

Courtesy Kinston Free Press SNOW HILL -- For 28 minutes, Greene Central receiver Dreyan Willis was everywhere while the Rams rushing attack went nowhere. But with Greene Central clinging to a 22-20 lead in the final four minutes, it was...

Friday, September 10, 2004

Sidney Worrell

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Rosewood's Sidney Worrell at No. 3 singles picked up an important win for the Eagles. For more information see Gator girls complete sweep of Eagles....

Gator girls complete sweep of Eagles

Experience won out. Spring Creek's girls tennis team -- with five seniors and one junior in their lineup -- battled through a trio of underclassmen Rosewood challengers in the bottom three singles spots and claimed a 6-3 win at Walnut...

Golden Falcons rebound, top West Carteret

PIKEVILLE -- The Charles B. Aycock volleyball team started slow against long-time nemesis West Carteret on Thursday afternoon and split the first two sets. "Oh no, not again," thought Aycock coach Davis Harris. The Golden Falcons followed the same pattern...

MOC weekend preview

MOC Sports Information Mount Olive College teams take to the road All of the Mount Olive College fall sports teams are on the road this weekend, with cross country staying in the Tar Heel state, men's and women's soccer heading...

K-Trib evens division series -- decisive game 3 set for tonight

KINSTON -- Adam Miller dominated for six innings and Kinston took advantage of some horrendous first-inning fielding from Winston-Salem en route to an 8-1 victory in game two of the South Division Championship Series before a crowd of 609 fans...

Prep cross country

Bland, Behrend collect meet victories North Duplin's Clint Bland and Rosewood's Stephanie Behrend each prevailed in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference cross country meet contested Thursday afternoon the Rosewood High course. Bland ran the 3.1-mile trail in 20 minutes 53...

Prep volleyball

Warriors drop Goldsboro for first win of season Eastern Wayne snapped its nine-match losing streak with a hardfought 16-25, 25-21, 25-22, 21-25, 15-11 victory against county rival Goldsboro on Thursday afternoon. "They gave us everything they had and we gave...

Prep tennis

Golden Falcons breeze over Cougars Charles B. Aycock dropped just three games in a 9-0 sweep of Goldsboro in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play Thursday afternoon at the Herman Park courts. The Golden Falcons got singles wins from Raychel...

Prep soccer

Rams roll past Ayden-Grifton LITTLEFIELD -- Juan Mendez notched a pair of goals as Greene Central cruised past Ayden-Grifton 6-1 in a non-conference match Thursday evening. Eric Mendez, Gustavo Herrera, Stanley Hester and Abel Real each scored a goal for...

JV football

Southern Wayne 28 Kinston 14 KINSTON -- Anthony Council accounted for 347 all-purpose yards as Southern Wayne opened its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference season Thursday evening. Council rushed for 247 yards and scored touchdowns on runs of 4 and...

Pridgen's low score moves Aycock by Fike, Rose

PIKEVILLE -- Harper Pridgen carded an 8-over par 80 and earned medalist honors as visiting Wilson Fike nipped Charles B. Aycock 170-171 on Thursday afternoon at Lane Tree. J.H. Rose finished third with a 195. Kelly Forbis paced the Golden...

Hawg Breath Bass Club

The Hawg Breath Bass Club held its August tournament on the 21st at Roanoke Rapids Lake. Bill Thompson teamed up with Mike Norwood to take top honors, which included a 4.44-pound big fish. Second place went to Doug Vaughn, who...

Thursday, September 9, 2004

Terry Holland gives ECU national credibility

GREENVILLE -- A new era in East Carolina University began Wednesday morning and with it came the first episode in improving the school's academic and athletic standards. Terry Holland, a figurehead nationally in nearly every aspect associated with the NCAA,...

Prep soccer -- OT goal pushes Aycock past Rosewood

More meaningful games with playoff implications await both Charles B. Aycock's and Rosewood's soccer teams next Monday. One look at the Eagles' Joey Churchwell's bloody nose and stained jersey after his team's 1-0 overtime loss to the rival Golden Falcons...

Prep football previews -- North Duplin and Kenan set to battle

The Duplin County wars have begun. Football wars, that is. The next game in a series of games involving Duplin County teams kicks off Friday night as North Duplin drivers south and takes on James Kenan. Kickoff is set for...

Prep tennis -- Gators topple Farmville

Spring Creek improved its record to 6-1 in the Classes 2-A/1-A Eastern Plains/Carolina Conference with a 7-0 shutout over Farmville Central on Wednesday. The Gators' Stacy Smith, Sarah Warren, Melanie Harlowe, Cynthia Breault, Sarah Bragg and Kelly Murphy emerged with...

Prep tennis -- Rosewood rolls on road

BETHEL -- Rosewood's Kayce Brantham started the afternoon with an 8-2 win over North Pitt's Nicki Leggett as the Eagles soared to a 7-2 win over the Panthers on the road on Wednesday. Rosewood also got singles wins from Leah...

Prep tennis -- Hawks sweep doubles matches

KINSTON -- North Lenoir swept all three doubles matches against SouthWest Edgecombe and came away with a 6-3 win on Wednesday. The win improves the Hawks (5-4 overall) to 4-3 in the Classes 2-A/1-A Eastern Plains/Carolina Conference. North Lenoir got...

Prep tennis -- GC still unbeaten in conference

AYDEN -- Greene Central's Ashley Harrell boosted her record to 9-1 on the season with a win at number five singles as the Rams remained unbeaten in the Classes 2-A Eastern Plains/1-A Carolina Conference by topping Ayden-Grifton 9-0. The road...

Prep tennis -- Rain stops CBA's match

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock's tennis team was not able to complete its match with Wilson Fike on Wednesday due to rainy conditions. The match will be completed on Sept. 22, when the Demons come to Pikeville. The teams will...

Prep volleyball -- Rosewood's Hill smashes 18 kills

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Rosewood's Jessica Hill had 18 kills and eight blocks as the Eagles moved to 7-1 overall after a 25-16, 29-27, 27-25 win over Midway on Wednesday. Abigail Barrow added a season-high 15 assists and two digs, while...

Prep volleyball -- Gators post home win

Spring Creek's Mellisa Campian emerged the Gators' top server in a 25-15, 23-25, 28-26, 25-21 win at home over Hobbton on Wednesday. Spring Creek's Courtney Oxendine paced the team in kills, while Lorenda Brogden controlled the net. The Gators (3-5)...

Prep volleyball -- Bulldogs sweep Johnston foe

PRINCETON -- Princeton's Nicole Hargis had eight kills, two aces and two digs as the Bulldogs moved over the .500 mark with a 25-14, 25-17, 25-22 win at home over Smithfield-Selma. Sarah Gibbs added five kills and a block for...

Prep cross country -- Rams sweep North Pit

Rams sweep North Pitt SNOW HILL -- Greene Central's Tony Tyson and Blair Carraway won their respective meets against North Pitt as the Rams took a Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference meet on their home course. The Ram boys (3-0,...

Prep cross country -- EW boys win, girls lose to Rocky Mount

Eastern Wayne's Will Collins, Michael Lawrence and Matt Interrante tied for first place by running an 18:24 as the Warriors easily topped Rocky Mount 17-44 at home on Wednesday. In the girls meet, Eastern Wayne and Rocky Mount both finished...

Prep soccer -- Wayne Christian falls to 1-3

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Christian fell to 1-3 overall after a 4-0 loss to Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Tuesday. The Eagles bounced back off of a disspointing first half by out-shooting Faith Christian 13-6 in the second frame....

Prep soccer -- Eagles surge in second half

In Rosewood's 4-1 win over Greene Central at home on Tuesday, Joey Churchwell scored two goals, while Brandon Hietpas and Trey Krieger scored one goal each. All of the goals came in the second half. Churchwell also had two assists...

Prep soccer -- Berean tops Faith

FAYETTEVILLE -- Faith Christian's Freddy Ignot and Spencer Heath scored one goal each as the Conquerors dropped an 8-2 decision to Berean Christain of Fayetteville on Tuesday. Jon Zeigler had six saves in the goal for Faith (2-1), who hosts...

JV volleyball -- Gators rally past Hobbton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's Casey Rousay was the Gators top server in a 24-26, 25-16, 25-23 win over Hobbton on Wednesday. The Gators (4-4 overall) travel to Farmville Central today....

JV volleyball -- Eagles take Raiders

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Rosewood's Courtney Hill had seven kills as the Eagles swept Midway 25-15, 25-6 on the road on Wednesday. Kasey Grey added two kills for the Eagles, who improved to 8-0 heading into today's match-up at North Lenoir....

JV tennis -- CBA sweeps EW

Charles B. Aycock topped Eastern Wayne 9-0 at Herman Park on Wednesday, handing the Warriors their first loss of the season. The Falcons' Lizzie Sodoma, Katie Perry, Emilee Quinn, Kristen Bennett, Kara Kelly and Mallory Strickland claimed singles wins for...

Edwards tallies hole in one

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Dave Edwards aced Sleepy Creek's par three, hole number 14 with an eight-iron on Monday. It was Edwards' second time playing the course and the hole-in-one was witnessed by Robert Clayton and Mike Sasser....

Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Terry Holland named new ECU athletics director

GREENVILLE -- Terry Holland, former athletics director at the University of Virginia and a nationally respected leader in intercollegiate sports, has been selected as the new athletics director at East Carolina University. Holland, who recently assisted the president at Virginia,...

Prep volleyball -- WCDS prevails

OXFORD -- Wayne Country Day's Amanda Knutson had ten aces and two kills as the Chargers swept Oxford Orphanage 25-15, 25-12, 25-17 on Tuesday. Laura Ziemer added three kills and ace for the Chargers, who improved to 3-5 overall on...

Prep volleyball -- Eagles triumph

Wayne Christian's Emily Reesman had 11 aces and three kills to guide the Eagles to a 25-17, 25-16, 25-19 win over the Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf. Alicia Chong, Melissa Seldon, Michelle Krug and Ashley Clark combined for 15...

Prep volleyball -- Princeton stays unbeaten in Carolina 1-A

PRINCETON -- Princeton's Kristen Parker served up 11 aces as the Bulldogs improved to 3-0 in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference with a nail-biting, 25-20, 25-13, 25-27, 17-25, 15-10 win over North Duplin at home. Sarah Gibbs added five kills...

Prep volleyball -- Saints lose another close one

MOREHEAD CITY -- Southern Wayne's Bridget Parvin had five kills, five digs and three aces as the Saints dropped a heart-breaking, 25-18, 25-19, 22-25, 26-28, 15-6 loss at West Carteret on Tuesday. The loss continues a string of tough, five-set...

Prep volleyball -- Rosewood wins county battle

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood's Jessica Hill had nine kills in the Eagles' 25-12, 25-19, 25-14 win at Spring Creek on Tuesday. The win improves Rosewood to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference. Morgan Wheeler and Kelli...

Prep volleyball -- Hawks suffer first loss

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Rachel Cromer had nine blocks as Greenville Rose battled back to top the Hawks 12-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-6. Brittany Sanders was 19-for-19 from the service line and added 3 blocks. Randi Moulton provided five kills...

Prep volleyball -- Panthers defeated

FARMVILLE -- North Johnston fell 25-23, 25-22, 25-20 in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference match at Farmville Central on Tuesday. The loss drops the Panthers (5-3 overall) to 0-2 in conference play heading into Thursday's match-up at rival Princeton....

Prep volleyball -- Cougars fall on road

WINTERVILLE -- Goldsboro's Ashelyn James and Camille Early turned in solid all-around games in a 25-23, 25-17, 25-23 loss at South Central on Tuesday. The loss drops the Cougars (0-6) overall and 0-5 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference....

Prep volleyball -- Faith falls at Berean

FAYETTEVILLE -- Faith Christian's Christy Charles had four digs, four kills and two aces as the Conquerors fell 25-9, 25-12, 25-17 to Berean Christian on Tuesday. Elizabeth Clarke added three kills for Faith (0-3, 0-2 conference), who hosts Falls Road...

Prep volleyball -- Warriors swept by SL

Eastern Wayne fell 25-16, 25-14, 25-17 to non-conference foe South Lenoir on Tuesday in New Hope. Eastern Wayne (0-9) makes the short trip to Goldsboro today in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference clash....

Prep volleyball -- CBA slips in ECC

VANCEBORO -- Charles B. Aycock's Lindsey Newman had a team-high 12 kills as the Falcons suffered a 17-25, 25-10, 19-25, 24-26 road defeat at West Craven. The loss dropped Aycock (6-2 overall) to 3-1 in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference...

Prep soccer -- WCDS pounds Terra Ceia

PANTEGO -- Wayne Country Day's Sam Steed tailled his fourth hat-trick (three goals) of the season as the Chagers blanked Terra Ceia 12-0 in non-conference action on Tuesday. Steed now has 16 goals in the Chargers' first seven games. Wayne...

Prep soccer -- Panthers rally past Aycock

KENLY -- North Johnston scored two goals in the waning minutes to take a 4-3 win at home against Charles B. Aycock on Tuesday. The Panthers (6-2) got a late goal on a penalty kick from Garrett Stancil and scored...

Prep soccer -- Rosewood claims non-conference win

Rosewood defeated Greene Central 4-1 at home on Tuesday in non-conference play. The Rams (1-4-1) host Kinston today, while the Eagles (2-4-1) host Charles B. Aycock. Rosewood's goal scoring will appear in Thursday's edition....

Prep tennis -- EW wins in ECC

KINSTON -- Under a steady drizzle and dreary conditions, Eastern Wayne claimed a 7-2 win in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action on Tuesday. The Warriors' Ashley Smith, Brandi Butts, Tricia Chatman, Lauren Bynum and Sammi Abrahamson all picked up...

Prep tennis -- Hawks edge Tarboro

TARBORO -- North Lenoir and Tarboro battled through the lineup in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference match on Tuesday as the Hawks emerged with a 5-4 win. Three of the six singles matches went to three sets with North...

Prep cross country -- CBA sweeps North Johnston

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Michael Scott ran an 18:32 as the Golden Falcons defeated North Johnston 18-45 at home on Tuesday. David Williams (20:05), Alan Toler (20:23) and Daniel Stancil (20:32) also turned in top-five finishes for Aycock, who...

Prep golf -- Forbis, CBA prevail in ECC opener

PIKEVILLE -- Kelly Forbis captured medalist honors with an 18-hole round of 82 as Charles B. Aycock emerged victorious in the season-opening, Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference match Tuesday at Lane Tree. The Golden Falcons edged county rival Eastern Wayne...

JV volleyball -- SW gets win

MOREHEAD CITY -- Southern Wayne's Brittney Smith had eight aces in the Saints' 25-13, 25-16 win at West Carteret. Michelle Joyner, Meredith Davis and Lindsey Pearsall added one ace each for Southern Wayne (3-8)....

JV volleyball -- Eagles soar by SC

Rosewood defeated Spring Creek 25-8, 25-23 in Class 1-A Carolina Conference action on Tuesday at the Gators' gymnasium. The Eagles' Courtney Hill had 10 digs, while Aubrey Reinhard had three assists. Rosewood (7-0, 3-0 Carolina) travels to Midway today....

JV volleyball -- Hawks get sweep

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Kaitlyn Howard and Lindsey Phillips turned in perfect outings from the service line as the Hawks topped Greenville Rose 25-12, 25-19 on Tuesday at home....

JV volleyball -- Panthers win second in a row

FARMVILLE -- North Johnston won its second-straight match, defeating Farmville Central on the road 25-12, 20-25, 25-20. The Panthers improved to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference....

JV volleyball -- Rebels take match

PRINCETON -- North Duplin's Jessica Pridgen served on 18 points and had six kills and four aces in a 25-15, 23-25, 25-22 win at Princeton. Vanessa Lynch added four aces and served on 21 points for the Rebels....

JV volleyball -- E. Wayne falls

South Lenoir defeated Eastern Wayne 25-12, 24-26, 25-19 Tuesday at the Warriors' gymnasium. The loss drops Eastern Wayne to 5-4 overall....

JV volleyball -- CBA tallies win

VANCEBORO -- Charles B. Aycock's Lauren Pratt and Shelly Lancaster had five kills each to help boost the Golden Falcons to a 25-23, 25-22 victory at West Craven. The win improves Aycock (6-1 overall) to 3-0 in the Eastern Carolina...

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Super champs

The Wayne County Hurricanes 10-and-under softball team won the NSA Super Nationals World Series last week in Peoria, Illinois. The team won five straight games and defeated three national champion teams en route to the title. From left to...

K-Tribe's Ramsey ends season with perfect game

MYRTLE BEACH -- Kinston Indians left-hander Keith Ramsey pitched a perfect game on a rainy Labor Day Monday at Coastal Federal Field in Myrtle Beach, leading the Indians to a 6-0 win. It was the first perfect game in Kinston...

Monday, September 6, 2004

Pack's Lawson loves the line

RALEIGH -- When Manny Lawson is focused, he's really focused. The North Carolina State junior defensive end and Eastern Wayne High School alumnus was asked after the Wolfpack's 42-0 demolition of Richmond Saturday night if he was looking forward to...

Which half showed the true Tar Heels?

CHAPEL HILL -- Kenan Stadium revealed a case of two teams Saturday as North Carolina opened the football season with 1-AA foe William and Mary. The thought most Tar Heel fans had after Carolina's 49-38 win over the Tribe was...

Warriors split matches at Greenfield tourney

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne split a pair of soccer games Saturday at the Greenfield School Tournament. The Warriors lost a 2-1 decision against Roanoke Rapids and won an 2-0 shutout over host Greenfield School. The difference against Roanoke Rapids was...

Moc news

MOC men fall at Wesleyan Classic ROCKY MOUNT -- Mount Olive College's three-match winning streak in men's soccer came to an end Sunday as the Trojans fell to host North Carolina Wesleyan 3-2 in overtime in day two of the...

K-Tribe news

Pelicans peck K-Tribe MYRTLE BEACH, SC. -- Onil Joseph went 4-for-4 with one RBI and scored two runs to help the Myrtle Beach Pelicans beat the Kinston Indians 9-2 Sunday night. The Pelicans pounded out 13 hits against the Indians....

Sunday, September 5, 2004

Prep football -- Saints battle hard in home loss

DUDLEY -- The scoreboard will show a loss for Southern Wayne in the home opener of the 2004 football season Friday night -- a 35-20 defeat at the hands of John T. Hoggard High from Wilmington. But Saints coach Bob...

Prep football -- CBA defense halts Rams

PIKEVILLE -- Create turnovers. Set-up your offense with a short field. Those defensive and special teams' goals are often easier said than done, but Charles B. Aycock made them seem routine in a 35-7 win at home against Greene Central...

Prep football -- Goldsboro stumbles on road

ELIZABETH CITY -- Goldsboro had two punts blocked in the first half, setting up both of Elizabeth City Northeastern's touchdowns in a 14-6 road loss to the Eagles on Friday. The Cougars (0-3), who open up Class 3-A Eastern Carolina...

Prep football -- Havelock tops EW

HAVELOCK -- Through the air or on the ground the Havelock offense made it look easy in getting Charlie Smith his first win at the helm of the Rams' program on Friday night in a 33-6 win over Eastern Wayne....

Prep football -- Panthers rally past Blue Devils

DEEP RUN -- Coming into Friday night's non-conference clash against South Lenoir, North Johnston had yet to score in the fourth quarter all year. Down 16-0 with 12 minutes left to play, the Panthers broke their late-game scoring drought and...

Prep football -- Turnovers plague Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Turnovers kept Spring Creek out of the game all night as Midway rolled to a 43-0 victory Friday. The Gators continually hurt their own cause as all six of their turnovers resulted in Midway points. A neck...

Prep football -- Big third quarter haunts Rosewood

Rosewood was blitzed by 23 third-quarter points as Hobbton outpaced the Eagles 41-29 at Branch Pope Field Friday night. Hobbton took a 18-14 halftime lead and padded it as Ross Thornton, John White and Derrick McDougal all ran for touchdowns...

Prep football -- Kenan roars to third-straight win

ROCKY POINT -- James Kenan might not be clicking on all cylinders offensively, but its defense is purring like a finely-tuned engine three weeks into the high school football season. The aggressive and hard-hitting Tigers limited Heide Trask to seven...

Prep football -- ND hangs on at Topsail

HAMPSTEAD -- North Duplin freshman Doug Lloyd rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns Friday night at Topsail as the Rebels picked up their first win of 2004 in a 12-8 win against the Pirates. Lloyd threw for 39 more...

Prep football -- Kinston blanks Hawks

LAGRANGE -- After Friday's 20-0 loss to county rival Kinston, the frustration level was clearly at overload for North Lenoir coach Wayne Jackson. "I just don't see us at 0-3," he said. "Even though we've lost to three quality opponents,...

Prep football -- Princeton falls to Union

PRINCETON -- A week ago, the Princeton Bulldogs celebrated their first victory after a winless season in 2003. On Monday they learned they would have to face Friday's game without their quarterback leader Bren Hall, who sustained a sprained neck....

Prep roundup -- EW soccer finishes strong at Invitational

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne bounced back off of a 2-1 loss to Roanoke Rapids on Friday with a 2-0 win over host Greenfield School Saturday at the Greenfield Invitational. The Warriors outshot the state-ranked Knights 14-4 on Saturday as Andrew...

Friday, September 3, 2004

Runners from Spring Creek and Wayne Country Day School toe the starting line before their cross-country meet begins Thursday at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. For more information see XXX.-->...

Davis is ready to shine for Heels

Tommy Davis knows that this is his year to shine. The six-foot-two, 257-pound defensive lineman is as excited as a schoolboy at Christmas as the days of preseason practices wind down at the University of North Carolina. On Saturday...

For Warren, life is just one long snap

There is a lot of question about when life actually begins. While we will leave that for others to ponder, there is no doubt where a football game begins -- with the snap of the ball. The center has...

Warthogs cruise past K-Tribe

WINSTON SALEM -- The Winston-Salem Warthogs beat Kinston 12-2 Thursday at Ernie Shore Field. With the win, the Indians and Warthogs are once again tied for first place in the Southern Division. Warthogs' starter Sean Tracey earned his ninth win....

Trojan athletics in full swing

MOUNT OLIVE -- The first full weekend of Mount Olive College athletics begins tonight, and all of the Trojans' fall sports teams are in action this weekend. All of the teams are on the road, except for women's soccer,...

Mount Olive runners prepare for season

When talking about the upcoming men's and women's cross country season recently, a very pregnant Mount Olive College head coach Jennifer Lancaster was both philosophical and anxious. "We've got uniforms and shoes," mused Lancaster. "All we need is the...

Volleyball -- C.B. Aycock sweeps Kinston in ECC volleyball

PIKEVILLE -- Lindsey Newman recorded 12 kills as Charles B. Aycock thumped Kinston 25-11, 25-18, 25-15 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Thursday. The Golden Falcons won their 19th straight ECC game and 42nd overall in 47 tries since the...

Volleyball -- E. Wayne drops three-setter to W. Craven

Eastern Wayne needed one set to adjust to its new offense and West Craven never let the Warriors back into the contest Thursday afternoon. The visiting Eagles prevailed 25-8, 25-23, 25-15 in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference match. Coach Bruce...

Rebel rowsing -- N. Duplin spikers pull upset

CALYPSO -- A disappointing loss against archrival Spring Creek left the North Duplin volleyball team questioning its self belief Tuesday afternoon. And with a matchup against traditional power North Johnston just two days away, the Rebels wondered if they'd answer...

Jenny Jackson receives honor

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock volleyball and softball player Jenny Jackson received the WRAL and Tom Suiter's "Extra Effort Award" Thursday. Jackson is the second Aycock athlete in as many years to win the award after 2004 graduate Mindy Glover...

Volleyball -- Goldsboro falls to Patriots

MOREHEAD CITY -- Traditional 3-A power West Carteret swept Goldsboro 25-18, 25-18, 25-19 in an Eastern Carolina Conference match Thursday afternoon. First-year Cougar coach Ronnie McClary said the team's key players were Ashelyn James, Shemika Hardy and Tiffany Burden. Goldsboro...

Bulldogs knock off Princeton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The set and the serve are the rudimentary elements of volleyball. Master those two skills, and any volleyball team becomes competitive. And in the case of two rebuilding programs, such as Carolina 1-A Conference rivals Princeton and...

Volleyball -- N. Lenoir remains unbeaten

WILSON -- Randi Moulton and Shannon Plymouth each collected eight kills as North Lenoir swept Wilson Beddingfield 25-14, 25-14, 25-14 in a non-conference match Thursday afternoon. Moulton and Plymouth also combined for five blocks as the Hawks remained unbeaten in...

Eagles, Chargers play to 2-2 draw

Both Rosewood and Wayne Country Day's soccer teams walked away from a 2-2 draw at the Chargers' field knowing they had fought hard against a county opponent on a muggy afternoon. With their respective conference season's looming, they also both...

Volleyball -- Rosewood rallies past A-Grifton

LITTLEFIELD -- Rosewood lost the opening set, but rebounded to defeat Ayden-Grifton 21-25, 25-21, 25-9, 25-18 in a Carolina 1-A Conference match Thursday afternoon. Senior middle hitter Jessica Hill turned in a career-best 29 kills to go along with four...

Golf -- Saints' Hill grabs medalist honors, but Gators prevail

DUDLEY -- Jordan Hill seized medalist honors with a nine-hole score of 56 as Southern Wayne fell to Spring Creek 117-125 on Thursday afternoon at Southern Wayne Country Club. Alyssa Bradshaw added a 69 for the Saints, who were playing...

Volleyball -- So. Wayne falls to Wilson Hunt

WILSON -- Visiting Southern Wayne captured the first set against Wilson Hunt on Thursday afternoon, but the Warriors rallied for a 13-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-18 non-conference victory. Brooke Wiggins led the Saints with four kills, two aces and six digs....

Golf -- Warriors finish third at Wedgewood

GREENVILLE -- Brittney Taylor fired an 88 as Eastern Wayne finished third in a three-team, non-conference match Thursday afternoon at Greenville Country Club. Harper Pridgen fired an 82 for Wilson Fike, which emerged the team winner with a 173. Host...

Volleyball -- WCDS falls to RM Academy

Rocky Mount Academy snapped Wayne Country Day's modest two-match win streak with a 25-14, 25-22, 24-26, 26-24 decision Thursday afternoon in the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference opener for both teams. Heather Daughtery led the Chargers with eight aces, one...

Golf -- Forbis paces Aycock victory

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock's Kelly Forbis earned medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 47 as the Golden Falcons defeated Wilson Beddingfield and Wilson Hunt in a non-conference match at Wedgewood Golf Course on Thursday afternoon. Morgan Lane carded...

Tennis -- G. Central blanks North Pitt

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central didn't surrender a game in either singles or doubles play and earned a complete 9-0 shutout against North Pitt in Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A Conference action Thursday. "We topped off a great two weeks of play...

Tennis -- C.B. Aycock cruises past Warriors

Charles B. Aycock picked up the necessary points in singles play and handed Eastern Wayne an 8-1 loss in an Eastern Carolina 3-A match contested at the Wayne Community College courts Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons (7-1) remained unbeaten in...

Tennis -- S. Creek defeats SW Edgecombe

Junior Stacy Smith had the most difficult test of the afternoon while her Spring Creek teammates cruised in a 7-1 Carolina/Eastern Plains 1-A/2-A victory against SouthWest Edgecombe at Walnut Creek. Smith outlasted the Cougars' Brittany Laws 6-3, 6-1 at No....

Tennis -- Goldsboro doubles up So. Wayne

MOUNT OLIVE -- Goldsboro dominated the top four singles spots and cruised past Southern Wayne 6-3 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference match at the John Neal Walker Tennis Complex on Thursday afternoon. Jessica Faison, Ja'Tericka McClary, Nikki Garner...

JV football -- Council scores 4 TDs for Saints

WILMINGTON -- Anthony Council rambled for 245 yards and scored four touchdowns on runs of 10, 38, 15 and 21 yards in Southern Wayne's 25-14 win against J.T. Hoggard. Joseph Legg added a 56-yard touchdown run, while quarterback Emanuel Hinton...

JV football -- Goldsboro hammers Northeastern

Tim and T.J. Kornegay accounted for three touchdowns as unbeaten Goldsboro throttled Elizabeth City Northeastern 42-12 in a non-conference game Thursday at Cougar Stadium. Tim Kornegay threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Mike Isler in the second quarter, and added...

JV football -- G. Central nips C.B. Aycock

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central evened its record at 1-1 with a 22-18, non-conference victory against C.B. Aycock at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex on Thursday. Damian Phillips led the Rams with 72 yards rushing, including a 50-yard touchdown...

JV football -- Rosewood posts shutout

NEWTON GROVE -- Devon Bennett and Anthony Gibson each found the end zone on back-to-back possessions as Rosewood claimed its first win of the season, 14-0, at Hobbton. Holt Rains, Jonathan Peedin, Eric Jones and Chris Hare led the Eagle...

JV football -- E. Wayne collects first win

Eastern Wayne limited its mistakes on both offense and defense, and capitalized on numerous Havelock errors in a 28-6 victory at Little Big Horn on Thursday. Lamar Lamm returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown and intercepted a pass....

Thursday, September 2, 2004

Soccer action

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Greene Central and Charles B. Aycock soccer players battle for possession of the ball during Wednesday's match at Hardy Talton Stadium. The Greene Central players, in blue, are Hugo Trejo (13), Lucio Coronado (8) and Abel Real...

College football -- Eatmon getting chance for Wolfpack

One of the strangest stories in all of college football involving bands is the Cal-Stanford game from the 1980s. Cal won the game on a crazy, five-lateral kick-off return as time expired. All of the sports world has seen...

Prep soccer -- CBA midfield steps up

PIKEVILLE -- Missing in action. Charles B. Aycock assistant boys soccer coach Byron Adkins applied that phrase to the team's center midfield play, and wondered when it would surface again. He got his answer Wednesday evening against Greene Central....

Prep football preview -- Saints hope to build on win

DUDLEY -- A 1-0 record might not hold any major significance after one football game, but its value toward confidence is priceless. Just ask Southern Wayne. The youthful, inexperienced Saints carry that unblemished mark into Friday's home opener against...

Prep tennis -- CBA tennis improves to 6-1

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock's girls tennis team ran their overall record to 6-1 after a solid, 6-3 win over Greenfield School on Wednesday in Wilson. The Golden Falcons got singles wins in spots one-through-four from Raychel Batts, Leslie Sasser,...

Prep tennis -- Gators upset by Vikings

TARBORO -- Spring Creek, the defending Class 1-A Carolina Conference and eastern regional champion, suffered a 5-4 loss at Tarboro High on Wednesday. After the two teams won three singles matches each -- including a 6-0, 6-0 win at...

Prep tennis -- Rams sweep Rosewood

Greene Central's Meredith Rouse defeated Rosewood's Kayce Brantham 6-1, 6-1 in number one singles play as the Rams went on to a 9-0 sweep of the Eagles at Rosewood on Wednesday in Classes 2-A/1-A Eastern Plains/Carolina Conference play. Greene...

Prep volleyball -- Wayne Christian tops Faith-RM

Wayne Christian defeated Faith Christian of Rocky Mount 25-14, 23-25, 25-10 and 25-14. Emily Reesman led the attack with 10 aces and three kills. Michelle Krug had five aces for the Eagles (3-1, 1-1 Carolina Christian 1-A). Katie Daniels...

Prep volleyball -- CBA tops Bulldogs in five

PRINCETON -- Charles B. Aycock senior Karlie West served out the final four points of the fifth and deciding game against Princeton as the Falcons won 25-14, 10-25, 23-25, 25-16, 15-11. It was Aycock's third-straight match that went five...

Prep volleyball -- Saints fall in five

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's Sam Otellio had 21 assists and nine digs as the Saints dropped a 24-26, 17-25, 26-24, 26-24, 15-7 heart-breaker at home to Wilson Fike on Wednesday. The match was the second in a row that...

Prep volleyball -- Rosewood wins in five

Rosewood's Hannah Aycock had eight assists, two digs and one ace as the Eagles swept non-conference foe Hobbton 25-15, 25-16, 25-23 at home on Wednesday. The win boosts Rosewood to 4-1 overall as it bounced back from a tough...

Prep volleyball -- Hawks stay perfect

LA GRANGE -- The North Lenoir volleyball team may have lost three heavy hitters from last year's squad that advanced to the Class 2-A Eastern finals, but it hasn't slowed down. The Hawks improved to 8-0 on Wednesday with...

Narron tallies no-decision for RedHawks

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. -- Oklahoma RedHawks pitcher and Eastern Wayne graduate Sam Narron picked up a no-decision in seven innings of work on Wednesday against Colorado Springs. Narron (8-2) allowed four earned runs on 10 hits with two walks...

JV tennis -- EW sweeps S. Wayne

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne's Ashley Miller started the afternoon with a 8-1 win against Southern Wayne's Scarlet Price as the Warriors defeated the Saints 9-0 at Southern Wayne on Tuesday. Morgan Pritchett, Nicole Fine, Sarah Carpenter, Hallie Hulse and...

JV tennis -- CBA posts road win

WASHINGTON -- C.B. Aycock claimed five-of-six singles matches contested at Washington on Wednesday and defeated the Pam Pack 8-1. The Golden Falcons' Lizzie Sodoma, Katie Perry, Kristen Prosser, Emilee Quinn and Kristen Bennett claimed victories at singles for Aycock....

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Warriors fight past young Saints

Confidence and experience. Those two factors certainly contributed to Eastern Wayne's 9-0 conquest of county rival Southern Wayne on Tuesday afternoon at the Wayne Community College courts. The Warriors' four returning starters controlled their respective singles matches and helped...

Revamped MOC women's team blows out North Greenville

MOUNT OLIVE -- An impressive start. Mount Olive women's soccer coach Chris Shaw knows more difficult games lie ahead for the Trojans, but a 7-0 blanking Tuesday of North Greenville at Trojan Field in the season opener demonstrated the...

Mount Olive men get 5-0 shutout

MOUNT OLIVE -- "Could have been better. Could have been worse." Mount Olive men's soccer coach Jerry Riggs' statement summed up his feelings following his young squad's 5-0 win Tuesday over North Greenville in their season and home opener....

Warthogs pop K-Tribe

WINSTON-SALEM -- The Winston-Salem Warthogs (41-23, 70-64) beat Kinston, 7-1, Tuesday at Ernie Shore Field. With the win, the Warthogs and Indians are now in a first place tie in the Southern Division. Warthog starter Wes Whisler earned his second...

Prep cross country roundup

Three Warrior boys tie for race victory Michael Lawrence, Matt Interrante and Will Collins each tied for first-place honors as Eastern Wayne stopped Wilson Hunt 17-40 in a non-conference boys cross country meet Tuesday afternoon. The trio ran their...

Prep volleyball roundup

Scrappy Saints scare Golden Falcons before falling DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne found itself two points away from snapping Charles B. Aycock's win streak in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play, but couldn't put its county rival away. The Golden...

Prep tennis roundup

Spring Creek perfect after topping Hawks SNOW HILL -- Spring Creek remained unbeaten in five matches with after its 7-2 triumph against North Lenoir in a Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference battle Tuesday afternoon at the Greene Central Tennis...

Prep soccer roundup

Kenan slugs out tie with Devilpups JACKSONVILLE -- Demetrio Barrera scored twice and Mario Mejia added a single goal as James Kenan battled Lejuene to a 3-3 tie Tuesday evening. The Tigers (3-1-1) travel to Pender today. Lomonaco tallies...