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Sunday, October 31, 2004

C.B. Aycock shuts out Eastern Wayne

PIKEVILLE -- Randy Pinkowski quickly glanced at the scoreboard. "It's been a long time since there's been a zero up there," he said. Charles B. Aycock's defense limited Eastern Wayne to minus-8 yards rushing and posted a 15-0 shutout --...

Princeton blanked at Farmville Central

Courtesy Greenville Reflector FARMVILLE -- Farmville Central made fery few mistakes in a 49-0 rout of Princeton Friday night in a Carolina Conference clash at the Jaguars' home field. The Jaguars dominated every phase of the game, holding Princeton to...

Southern Wayne knocks off Goldsboro

DUDLEY -- Walter Best. As in, the best running back in the area. The Southern Wayne High School tailback can at least make a good argument for that mythical title after the season he has had, including Friday night's 21-8...

Greene Central takes down Tarboro

TARBORO -- Greene Central did a favor for its Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference mates, especially North Lenoir on Friday night. The Rams knocked the Vikings from the unbeaten ranks in league play with a 24-7 decision at Viking Stadium....

late interception saves James Kenan

CLINTON -- James Kenan's Marcus Sloan intercepted a pass on the Tigers' eight-yard line with 20 seconds left as the Tigers held off Clinton Union 24-21 at the Spartans' stadium on Friday. The sixth-ranked Tigers (9-1) improved to 4-0 in...

Rosewood shines in front of Hall of Fame inductees

On a Friday night where Rosewood High School inducted eight individuals into its first Hall of Fame class, the Eagle offense put up a performance not soon to be forgotten by their faithful. Rosewood senior quarterback Danny Langston threw for...

North Johnston shut down by Ayden Grifton

KENLY -- The running lanes that opened so often for North Johnston's backfield this season were sealed air-tight Friday night against Ayden-Grifton. The Charger defense held the Panthers to a season-low nine points in a 45-9 win at Ben E....

hawks tops Cougarsd, set up EPC title game

Courtesy Kinston Free Press LAGRANGE -- Junior Eric Whitfield and senior Antonio Hamilton took it upon themselves Friday to make sure North Lenoir didn't have a repeat of last week's loss. Whit-field and Hamilton combined for 317 of the Hawks'...

North Lenoir's volleyball playoff run ends

LAGRANGE -- Cedar Ridge middle hitter Taneesha Stephenson took a perfect set from Kennedy Wolfe and quickly pounded her 18th kill to seal the fourth set and match for the Red Wolves. Unfortunately for North Lenoir's volleyball team, the scene...

CBA's Batts advances to 3-A state semis

Charles B. Aycock sophomore Raychel Batts reached the Class 3-A state tennis semifinals Saturday before bowing out to eventual Class 3-A singles champion Alexa Ely of Asheville. Ely downed the Golden Falcon No. 1 seed 6-3, 6-3. Batts opened play...

MOC women's volleyball tops Queens

MOUNT OLIVE -- Queens University had no answer for All-American Heidi Busch on Saturday afternoon. A junior outside hitter, Busch collected a team-high 19 kills as Mount Olive College flushed the Royals 30-16, 30-13, 30-26 in an NCAA Division II...

Friday, October 29, 2004

Spring Creek football

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Spring Creek defender Lelo Burt (82) takes DeMontae Lassiter's legs out from underneath him and teammate Michael Russell (7) assists during their non-conference contest against Northampton-East on Thursday evening. The Rams prevailed 30-9. For more information see...

OPINION -- Duke is second to Carolina?

Is it true? Is Duke the second-best women's basketball team in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season? Someone call the voter registration board and request a recount. Also, don't forget to check for those hanging chads. Somewhere along the way...

Rams bring a Gator-mover

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Tailback left. Tailback right. Any direction 347-pound guard Melvin Rogers pulled or trapped a Spring Creek lineman, tailbacks DeMontae Lassiter and Chris Price bounced through the lanes with ease as Northamp-ton County-East dealt the Gators a 30-9...

NL volleyball advances in playoffs

KILL DEVIL HILLS -- Senior middle hitter Randi Moulton collected 15 kills as North Lenoir swept First Flight 25-19, 25-22, 25-23 in second-round play in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A volleyball playoffs Thursday evening. The Hawks (24-1)...

Prep soccer

Tarboro knocks off soccer Hawks TARBORO -- Tarboro High scored twice in the final 10 minutes and handed North Lenoir a 2-1 loss in the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference regular-season finale for both teams at Indian Lake on Thursday...

Prep JV football

C.B. Aycock 36 Eastern Wayne 20 Charles B. Aycock clinched a share of the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference title -- its second in four years -- with a victory against Eastern Wayne at Little Big Horn. Quarterback Thomas Pilkington...

MOC sports news

MOUNT OLIVE -- With one match remaining in the regular season, the post-season scenario is pretty simple for the Mount Olive College men's soccer team: a win makes the Trojans the No. 2 seed; a loss or a tie and...

Briefs

Spring Creek basketball camps The Spring Creek basketball coaching staff is conducting a boys' camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Registration is $30 and includes a T-shirt. Coach Sonny Kilpatrick is directing the camp. For more information,...

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Prep soccer -- Warriors hold off Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock hardly looked like a team that has struggled during second-half play on the highly-competitive Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference boys' soccer scene on Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcons played as if they ruled the roost,...

Prep football game of the week -- Former coaching mates eager for ECC match-up

Charles B. Aycock coach Randy Pinkowski and Eastern Wayne coach Jeff Price clearly remember the day late in the 2002-2003 school year. Price took an assistant coaching position at Aycock and had been on Pinkowski's staff for one semester --...

Prep football -- Around the area

Today's game Northampton County-East (4-5) at Spring Creek (1-8) A non-conference tussle in the middle of the conference schedule gives Spring Creek a quick breather from Class 1-A Carolina Conference play. The Gators could use a victory as a springboard...

Eight in first RHS Hall of Fame Class

Rosewood High School will induct the first members of the school's Hall of Fame on Friday during halftime of the Rosewood-North Duplin football game Friday night at Branch Pope Field. The Hall of Fame project is being sponsored by the...

Prep soccer roundup

SNOW HILL -- North Lenoir's Josh Williams tallied a natural hat trick (three straight goals) in the first half as the Hawks defeated Greene Central 3-0 on Wednesday. The win improves the Hawks (12-5-2 overall) to 6-1-0 in the Class...

Prep cross country roundup

WINTERVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's Will Collins turned in a course-record at Boyd Lee Park in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference Championship on Tuesday -- running a 16:47 and taking first as the Warriors won the boys meet with 26...

Prep volleyball roundup

Chargers fall in NCISAA tourney opener GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Wayne Country Day's Amanda Benton had three kills and six digs as the Chargers fell 3-0 in the first round of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association to Shannon Forrest. The...

MOC sports roundup

ROCKY MOUNT -- Freshman Gina Dos Santos collected her first collegiate hat trick (three goals) as Mount Olive defeated N.C. Wesleyan 3-1 in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon. Dos Santos is the second Trojan this season to score a goal in...

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Goal!

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Wayne Country Day's Kevin Logan (11) heads in a goal off Chris Reed's corner kick during second-half play in Tuesday’s NCISAA playoff match against Village Christian. For more information see Late scoring blitz sinks Wayne Country Day....

Late scoring blitz sinks Wayne Country Day

Second-year Wayne Country Day boys soccer coach Michael Taylor viewed Village Christian's come-from-behind, overtime playoff victory against Rocky Mount Academy. He hoped the trend wouldn't repeat itself Tuesday afternoon. The teams battled to a scoreless tie for 60 minutes and...

Dixon ends Eagle's season in five games

Volleyball games do not usually follow scripts better suited to boxing matches. But Tuesday's N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A opening-round playoff match between Dixon and homestanding Rose-wood followed a plot right out of a 1940s fighter movie. Punch....

Hawks adjust, then move past Vikings

LAGRANGE -- A slight blocking change in practice and scrappy defense helped the North Lenoir volleyball team claim its fourth consecutive opening-round victory in postseason play Tuesday evening. Randi Moulton and Leslie Oliver combined for eight blocks as the Hawks...

Aycock uses familiar script, but changes roles

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock's volleyball team's last visit in 2001 to Wilson Beddingfield in the Class 3-A N.C. High School High School Athletic Association playoffs began somewhat similar to Tuesday's match at the Bruins' gym -- an opening-set win...

Golden Falcons take charge in dual-team win

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Leslie Sasser strolled off the court around 40 minutes after she began her match against Wilson Hunt's Bethany Vaughn, taking a quick 6-0, 6-0 win over her once-beaten Warrior competitor. Carlyn Claiborne, unbeaten on the...

Prep tennis

EDENTON -- Greene Central continued defense of its eastern regional dual-team title with an 8-1 victory against previously-unbeaten John A. Holmes in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A playoffs Tuesday afternoon. It was a rematch of last year's...

Prep soccer

James Kenan clinches Carolina/Super Six crown WARSAW -- James Kenan clinched a share of its second consecutive Class 1-A Carolina/Super Six Conference title with a 9-0 decision against Farmville Central on Tuesday evening. The state-ranked Tigers (15-2-2) seized home field...

MOC sports news

Trojan volleyball team knocks off No. 6 St. Andrews MOUNT OLIVE -- Heidi Busch matched a career high and her school record with 34 kills to lead regionally seventh-ranked Mount Olive to a 30-25, 25-30, 30-28, 30-21 victory over regional...

Cross country -- Charger teams finish second at latest meet

MONTROSE -- Wayne Country Day and Wayne Christian's girls cross country teams finished in a second-place tie with 20 points each in a four-team meet at the Carolina Horse Park on Monday. The Chargers were awarded second place due to...

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Prep soccer -- Rosewood plays well in loss to state-ranked Kenan

WARSAW -- Rosewood executed its game plan to near perfection and extended state-ranked James Kenan to the limit Monday evening. The only thing missing was a victory. Goal-keeper Alex Barralaga stopped a crucial penalty kick in the 67th minute as...

Graduate glance -- Coates still making plays for Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, KS -- As a standout quarterback and point guard at Goldsboro High, Robert Coates was known for his superior athleticism and big-play ability. He is still all of those things as a sophomore quarterback at Hutchinson Community College in...

Prep soccer roundup

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Garrett Davis scored the Golden Falcons' lone goal in a 2-1 loss at South Central on Monday. Davis posted his 37th goal of the season off of a corner kick from Danny Derwitz with 1:46...

Prep golf -- CBA 13th at state tourney after first day

SOUTHERN PINES -- Charles B. Aycock's Kelli Forbis shot an opening-day 85 and Brooke Newell shot a 111 for a team score of 196, good enough for 13th place after the opening day of the N.C. High School Athletic Association's...

Prep volleyball -- WCDS in 1-A playoffs

Wayne Country Day, despite losing several starters off last year's team, earned an at-large bid to the 2004 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A volleyball playoffs. The Chargers drew the No. 13 seed and play a first-round match today...

Two holes-in-one at GMCC

Joe Atkinson aced the par-3, 175-yard seventh hole using a four-iron at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Monday. The ace was Atkinson's third. Chuck Grant, James Newsome and Gene Kent witnessed the ace. Also on Monday at Goldsboro Municipal, George...

Monday, October 25, 2004

Local sports calendar

Babe Ruth softball The District 8 Babe Ruth Softball meeting will be held tonight at 7:30 in the boardroom of the Pittard, Perry and Crone offices. All coaches and anyone interested in coaching girls softball are invited to attend...

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Game of the week -- Rosewood keeps rolling; sprints past gritty Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's defense had enough on its plate trying to stop the versatile Rosewood running game Friday night when the Eagles invaded the Swamp for a Class 1-A Carolina Conference matchup. But when Danny Langston dropped back...

Penalty kicks go for Mount Olive women

MOUNT OLIVE --In a match that saw four goals by penalty kicks -- two by each team -- Mount Olive College's Melanie Cobb and April Jacobs scored two goals apiece and Caitlyn Wright came off the bench to record two...

Queens shuts out Trojan men 1-0

MOUNT OLIVE -- In 90 minutes of play, Mount Olive College's men's soccer match against Queens basically came down to two foot races and some unlucky bounces in front of the goal. Eric Blevens took advantage of a defensive miscue...

Southern Wayne upends Eastern Wayne, climbs into ECC race

A blunder by Southern Wayne's special teams cost their team the only points allowed at Eastern Wayne on Friday. Later, the punt team bounced back and made up for it in a big way. Saint punter Thomas Gainey's booming, 56-yard...

North Lenoir falls short against Panthers

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's football team dug too big of a hole on Friday night -- spotting North Pitt a 14-0 lead in the first quarter before falling short in a 21-20 defeat The loss before a large Homecoming crowd...

Panthers win third straight, pop Princeton

PRINCETON -- They say a football season is a marathon, not a sprint. But chances are, if you were on the North Johnston offensive unit Friday night, you did a lot of sprinting. With one game to go, the Panthers...

Kinston outlasts Goldsboro in schools' football meeting

With Kinston's 20-14 victory at Goldsboro Friday night, the historic football rivalry between the two schools ended -- for now, at least. The Vikings have opted to schedule other competitors when Goldsboro moved to the 2-A ranks next season. "It...

James Kenan tops Hobbton

WARSAW -- James Kenan's Robbie Williams rushed for two, fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Tigers claimed a 12-7 win over Hobbton at Bill Taylor Field on Friday. The win improves the No. 6 ranked Kenan (5-1 overall) to 3-0 in the...

SW Edgecombe shuts out Greene Central

PINETOPS -- The Greene Central football team had never experienced defeat in three outings against SouthWest Edgecombe since the two began competition in the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference in 2001. Until Friday evening. The Cougars converted two second-half turnovers...

Rebels put scare into Farmville Central

CALYPSO -- Hopes ran high on both sidelines of H.E. Grubbs Field, where visitors Farmville Central teased North Duplin all night with a chance for a victory at home. In the end, Farmville Central came out with a 20-19 win...

Golden Falcons drop South Central

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock posted a balanced, all-around effort on Friday at South Central and claimed a 17-7 road win in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action. The Golden Falcons had four rushers with over 25 yards -- led...

Ealges finish second at league tourney

WILSON -- Wayne Christian's tennis team finished in second place at the Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference tennis tournament Wednesday. Seven Eagles made the finals in either singles or doubles to pace Wayne Christian. Durham's Cresset Christian Academy finished first...

North Lenoir names Dunn basketball coach

LAGRANGE -- For three years, Paul Dunn III has been basketball coach Wells Gulledge's lead assistant at Kinston High School. It's been tough at times for the North Lenoir graduate -- especially not seeing his younger brother Justin mature into...

Warren, Smith claim regional 1-A doubles crown

Finally, it was Sarah Warren's time. The Spring Creek High School senior had been to two other Class 1-A eastern regional doubles finals in the past three years, and each time she and her partner were turned away. This season,...

Falcons sweep 3-A regional crowns

WILSON -- Carlyn Claiborne hugged the gold medal close to her chest. She looked down, opened the case and adjusted the red, white and blue strap inside. She closed the blue box, an appropriate representation of at least one of...

Gulledge taken to hospital

Kinston High School athletics director Wells Gulledge was taken by ambulance from the Goldsboro-Kinston football game Friday night after falling ill. Gulledge, Kinston's head basketball coach and a former basketball player at Mount Olive College, was kept at Wayne Memorial...

Friday, October 22, 2004

Monster win for Trojan volleyball

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Mount Olive College sophomore Anna Luft slams a kill off the double block by Lees-McRae's Olivia Luce (10) and Amanda Huffaker (5) during their match Thursday evening at College Hall. Watching the play are Trojan teammates Aileen...

OPINION -- Charger soccer comes full circle

The remarkable turnaround in the Wayne Country Day boys' soccer program, which took one year to complete, has certainly surprised second-year coach Michael Taylor. The Chargers posted two wins a year ago and followed that up with a 13-win campaign...

Mount Olive beats Lees-McRae at home for first time ever

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's current junior class -- Sara Christie, Heidi Busch and Colby Mangum -- constantly remind themselves daily of their 0-5 record against conference volleyball opponent Lees-McRae. Make that 1-5 now. The trio and their Trojan teammates...

Prep cross country

Walters, Williams run strong at Carolina Conference meet FARMVILLE -- Spring Creek's Eric Walters ended up third and Rosewood's Terrance Williams claimed ninth place in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference meet Wednesday afternoon at Farmville Central. Walters completed the 3.1-mile...

Prep volleyball

North Lenoi wins third EPC tournament PINETOPS -- North Lenoir successfully defended its Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference volleyball tournament title with a 25-17, 25-23, 25-11 victory against archrival South Lenoir at SouthWest Edgecombe on Thursday afternoon. The Hawks (22-1)...

Prep soccer

WCDS falls in regular-season finale ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Country Day concluded the regular season with a 4-2 loss Thursday afternoon against Faith Christian in Classes 1-A/2-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference action. "I played everybody yesterday to save players for...

Prep JV football

Southern Wayne 31 Eastern Wayne 14 DUDLEY -- Michael Allen collected 12 tackles, recovered a fumble and returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown in Southern Wayne's victory against Eastern Carolina 3-A archrival Eastern Wayne. Dequan Cozart and Eric...

Mount Olice can reverse last season's women's soccer mark

MOUNT OLIVE -- For the Mount Olive College women's soccer team, last year's 3-15 record seems like a distant memory. In fact, the Trojans are one win away from completely reversing their record from a year ago. Mount Olive has...

Trojans ready for chance at CVAC men's soccer title

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heading into the next-to-last weekend of the regular season, the Mount Olive College men's soccer team is assured of either winning the regular season conference title or finishing in a tie for second. And the good news...

Thursday, October 21, 2004

OPINION -- A basketball team without a school?

Charis Prep, the private school that was operating out of Abundant Life Church on Sheridan Forest Road, has closed its doors -- at least, temporarily -- almost as fast as it opened them. But that doesn't mean the school has...

Prep soccer -- Hawks strike for EPC victory

LAGRANGE -- Brandon Sutton's aggressiveness on the soccer field hasn't gone unobserved this season. The sophomore's strong play, especially on the offensive side of the ball, drew attention from North Lenoir coach Jim Montague while he watched Sutton during a...

Prep volleyball -- Rosewood clinches playoff berth

FARMVILLE -- Rosewood senior middle hitter Jessica Hill picked an opportune time to have one of her best performances of the season. Facing North Johnston in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference tournament semifinals with a N.C. High School Athletic Association...

Prep volleyball -- Bulldogs fall, end season

FARMVILLE -- Princeton volleyball coach Trudi Rast has seen her team turn in several upsets this season and become arguably the hottest team in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference down the stretch. Home-standing and regular season champion Farmville Central denied...

Prep football game of the week -- Rosewood playoff hopes run through Spring Creek

Rosewood has made 15 playoff appearances in its football history. Early in the season, fans were beginning to wonder if the 2004 Eagles would be able to make it back for a 16th trip. But while some fretted over wins...

Prep football previews

Southern Wayne at Eastern Wayne For local interest, you can't beat this matchup. One-half game separates the Warriors and the Saints in the Eastern Carolina Conference standings, and a home-field playoff game may be in Eastern Wayne's future if it...

Prep soccer roundup

Eastern Wayne's Andrew Corley and Jin Lee posted a hat trick (three goals) each as the Warriors cruised past Southern Wayne 9-2 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference contest on Wednesday at the Little Big Horn. Eastern Wayne's Eric...

Prep volleyball roundup

Tigers fall in Super Six tourney finals WARSAW -- James Kenan's volleyball team looked poised to continue their run during the Class 1-A Super Six Conference volleyball team after defeating Lakewood 25-23 in the first set. Unfortunately for the Tigers,...

Prep cross country roundup

PIKEVILLE -- West Carteret's Matt Stallsworth and Gina Castro emerged with first-place finishes as the Patriots won a three-team, Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference cross country meet at Charles B.Aycock on Tuesday. West Carteret's boys defeated the Falcons 23-32, while...

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Aycock opens up big

PIKEVILLE -- South Johnston has had a strong tennis season, rolling to a 14-3 record and a No. 3 playoff seeding from the Class 3-A Big Eight South Conference. But the Trojans' season ended in just under three hours Tuesday...

Topsail takes down Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- In the past three seasons, Spring Creek's girls tennis team has amassed an impressive record of 48-14 -- winning a Class 1-A eastern regional championship in 2003 with two outright Carolina Conference titles and a share of...

Eagles knock off Super Six champ James Kenan

WARSAW -- A senior-laden team, according to the odds, should prevail against an opponent with five underclassmen in its lineup. Right? Wrong. Rosewood, which has two sophomores and two freshmen among its top six players, easily eliminated James Kenan 6-0...

Tiger volleyball team knocks off top seed in league tourney

WARSAW -- A hungry pack of Tigers simply refuse to give up residence in their own den during the Class 1-A Super Six Conference tournament. James Kenan preserved its postseason aspirations with a stunning 25-11, 27-25, 22-25, 25-23 upset of...

Prep cross country

Warriors run strong at ECCmeet WASHINGTON -- Eastern Wayne claimed a pair of wins in on the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference cross-country scene Tuesday afternoon. The Warrior boys took the top four spots en route to a 16-51 victory...

Prep volleyball

Goldsboro's Camille Early had two aces and three blocks as the Cougars defeated county rival Southern Wayne 25-13, 21-25, 25-19, 20-25, 15-10 on Tuesday afternoon in the Cougar Den. The win improves Goldsboro (4-18) to 4-13 in the Class 3-A...

Prep tennis

SNOW HILL -- Six-time defending eastern champion Greene Central blitzed Roanoke Rapids 9-0 in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A dual-team playoffs Tuesday afternoon. The Rams (23-2) will host either unbeaten Edenton Holmes or...

Prep soccer

Jason Bone recorded the hat trick (three goals) as Faith Christian eliminated Liberty Christian of Durham 5-0 from the Mid-Atlantic Christian Athletic Association soccer tournament Tuesday afternoon. Bone scored in the 11th, 51st and 57th minutes for the Conquerors. Stephen...

MOC sports briefs

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Heidi Busch reached the 20-kill mark for the fifth consecutive match and Anna Luft served a career-high nine aces to lead Mount Olive to a 30-22, 30-20, 30-16 victory against Limestone (S.C.) College in an NCAA Division...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

Novella Zambelli emerged the low gross winner and Sue Wilson claimed low net honors in weekly play at Walnut Creek. Gaye Bryant took low putts. Charlotte Campbell grabbed second flight low gross honors in an Eastern League tournament contested at...

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Loss of gate from game will hurt GHS

The immediate effect of postponing Goldsboro High School's homecoming football game with Eastern Wayne last week was obvious -- the game was moved to Saturday afternoon in the wake of threats of violence that were to take place at the...

NJ's soccer team strong in second half at Rosewood

One game and five days removed from being torched for five goals in the second half by James Kenan, North Johnston's boys soccer team seems to have learned from their second-half let down in Warsaw. Facing Rosewood on Monday at...

Kenan drops Wallace-RH from tourney

WARSAW -- One life left. James Kenan labored through the final two sets and eliminated county rival Wallace-Rose Hill from the Class 1-A Super Six Conference volleyball playoffs Monday evening. The fourth-seeded Tigers erased a three-point deficit in the fourth...

Three area golfers advance to state tourney

Three local golfers will head to Southern Pines next week to take part in the N.C. High School Athletic Association's Class 1-A/2-A/3-A state golf tournament after qualifying at the eastern regional tournament Monday at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Eastern Wayne's...

Graduate glance -- Summers coming through for Barton soccer

WILSON -- In just his sophomore season on the Barton College mens soccer team, Eastern Wayne graduate Scott Summers is developing a reputation for being a clutch performer for the Bulldogs. Summers posted the first goal of the match in...

Prep soccer roundup

MOREHEAD CITY -- Eastern Wayne's Andrew Corley broke a scoreless tie with two minutes left at West Carteret as the Warriors blanked the Patriots 1-0 on Monday. Corley scored on an assist from Jin Lee for his 12th goal of...

Prep volleyball roundup

Faith knocks off Victory Christian ELIZABETH CITY -- Faith Christian's Elizabeth Clarke had six digs, one block and two kills as the Conquerors dropped a 25-13, 25-15, 25-18 decision to Victory Christian of Elizabeth City last Friday. Christy Charles had...

Prep cross country roundup

WINSTON SALEM -- Eastern Wayne's boys cross country team finished 12th overall in the Tanglewood Invitational's boys championship meet held Saturday in Winston Salem. Will Collins emerged as the Warriors' top runner, finishing seventh overall with a 16:32. Matt Interrante...

MOC soccer teams clinch first round playoff games

MOUNT OLIVE -- Thanks to a weekend of upsets in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference, both the Mount Olive College men's and women's soccer teams are assured of finishing in the top four in the conference standings. As a result, both...

Strawn wins GMGC Championship

Sam Strawn won the two-day Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course club championship this past weekend. Strawn shot a 70-71 to win by four strokes over Perry Balltzigler, who shot a 76 on Sunday after trailing by one stroke after Saturday in...

Monday, October 18, 2004

OPINION -- Game, teams deserved better

Everyone tried to make the best of it. Goldsboro's football meeting with cross-town neighbor Eastern Wayne was all set for Friday night at the Cougar Den, a big-time rivalry football game with a huge crowd expected and a great atmosphere...

Golfing Duo get Optimistic on Florida trip

Two local golfers got a chance of a lifetime this past summer -- to play golf on one of the country's most prestigious courses against a field of top teenage golfers from 30 countries. And they both had the local...

Sports briefs

Hawg Breath Bass Club Hawg Breath Bass Club held its October tournament on Saturday at Falls Lake. John Edwards picked up right where he left off last season by weighing in the only keeper fish and taking first place. His...

Women's soccer

Mount Olive women get another shutout soccer victory MONTGOMERY, West Virginia -- Gina Dos Santos and Lauren Slattum scored two goals apiece, while Emily Escolas and Heidi Philip each tallied a goal and two assists to lead Mount Olive College's...

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Eastern Wayne wins Saturday showdown

The game was one that deserved a huge crowd, bright lights, bands playing and both stands going crazy. But that was denied to both Eastern Wayne and Goldsboro when their annual backyard battle was postponed from Friday night after threats...

Barnes' late TD secures win for Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Shonte Barnes watched the play develop. Thomas Artis assumed lead-blocking duties and helped stretched the West Carteret defense out near the Charles B. Aycock sideline. Artis cleanly stopped the one defender between Barnes and the end zone. Barnes...

Saints get first home win

DUDLEY -- The spell is broken. Southern Wayne used a 13-point fourth quarter to pick up the season's first home win Friday night in a 19-13 defeat of Washington at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex. The Homecoming crowd was treated...

Hawks snap Rams EPC win streak

SNOW HILL -- The monkey -- or more appropriately, the Greene Central Rams -- are finally off the backs of North Lenoir's football team and coach Wayne Jackson. Thanks to a dominant second-half effort, the Hawks snapped Greene Central's 12-game...

Kenan continues to roll

WARSAW -- James Kenan gets tougher as the season gets shorter. The Tigers made quick work of once-beaten Spivey's Corner Midway Friday night, taking down the Raiders 38-6 at Bill Taylor Field in an important Class 1-A Super Six Conference...

Gators fall to Farmville

FARMVILLE -- Farmville Central celebrated Homecoming with a solid thumping of Spring Creek Friday night, taking a 27-7 Class 1-A Carolina Conference victory. The win allowed Farmville Central to keep pace with the leaders in the Carolina Conference, with a...

Chargers drop Princeton

LITTLEFIELD -- An early scoring blitz and a stingy Ayden-Grifton defense spelled a long night for the Princeton Bulldogs Friday night as the Chargers polished off Princeton 42-6 in a Carolina 1-A Conference game. Jecol Edwards had 98 yards on...

KHS coach suddenly resigns

Courtesy Kinston Free Press KINSTON -- Kinston High School football coach Lonnie Baker resigned Thursday and is being investigated by the Lenoir County School system and the Kinston Department of Public Safety. Safety department Cmdr. Greg Thompson said the investigation...

MOC sports roundup

MISENHEIMER -- Matt Harris scored the game's only goal in the 18th minute and goalkeeper David Sheridan made a diving save on Warren Atkins' shot in the final minutes as Pfeiffer defeated Mount Olive 1-0 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's...

Friday, October 15, 2004

Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference Tournament

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Eastern Wayne's Anna Weeks played her way into a regional berth at the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference Tournament Thursday at Herman Park. For more information see Warriors put five into regional tennis field; Goldsboro sends pair; Aycock...

OPINION -- Hawk volleyball is the standard

The first time North Lenoir volleyball coach Heather Humphrey watched the current members of her team was during the middle school days when her younger sister, Hermia, played. Humphrey, honestly, didn't know what to expect once those girls entered high...

Warriors put five into regional tennis field; Goldsboro sends pair; Aycock sends four

Sweat rolling down her cheeks, Lauren Bynum walked off the Herman Park courts and headed over to Eastern Wayne head tennis coach Nancy Dawson. "I refuse to lose again," Bynum said. She didn't. News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Goldsboro High's Jessica Faison teamed...

CBA takes ECC team titles; regionals at GMGC Monday

Morgan Lane was clearly worried. The Charles B. Aycock golfer was waiting patiently for her teammate Brooke Newell to finish her round in Thursday's Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference golf tournament at Walnut Creek Country Club. Lane had finished her...

Aycock takes five-game thriller from South Central

PIKEVILLE -- The start of the Class 3-A N.C. High School Athletic Association volleyball playoffs may be nearly two weeks away. But, Charles B. Aycock and South Central -- both poised for the postseason -- dueled in a battle with...

Prep volleyball

Princeton upsets Rosewood in four PRINCETON -- Nicole Hargis and Sarah Gibbs combined for 13 kills as Princeton upended Rosewood 12-25, 26-24, 25-15, 25-14 in a key Class 1-A Carolina Conference match Thursday afternoon. The victory assured the Bulldogs (12-9)...

Prep soccer

Chargers win, but loose another player HENDERSON -- Wayne Country Day picked up another important conference victory Thursday afternoon, but lost its third starter nearly midway through the second half. Keeper Ryan Ford sustained a concussion as the Chargers held...

JV football

Southern Wayne 32 Washington 12 WASHINGTON -- Anthony Council rushed for 277 yards, scored three touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another touchdown in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference contest at Wagner Stadium. Council broke loose for touchdown runs...

Panthers top Rebels in Thursday clash

KENLY -- They say the youngest child gets whatever they want. Thursday night, North Johnston head coach Ken Avent Jr. got what he wanted at his older brother's ex-pense as his Pan-thers defeated sibling John Bert's North Duplin squad 28-14....

MOC students on break; sports teams on the road

With Mount Olive College students away on fall break, the Trojan sports teams are taking to the road this weekend. The cross country teams return to the site of some of the best race times in Trojan history. The women's...

MOC women win third straight soccer game

WINCHESTER, Va. -- April Jacobs broke a scoreless tie with a goal late in the first half and Gina Dos Santos tallied a goal and an assist as Mount Olive defeated Shenandoah (Va.) University 2-0 in non-conference women's soccer Thursday...

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Prep soccer -- Tigers blank Panthers, take league lead

WARSAW -- James Kenan seized sole possession of first place in the Class 1-A Carolina/Super Six Conference boys' soccer race in dominating fashion Wednesday evening. Demetrio Barrera collected four goals and added an assist as the Tigers blitzed the Panthers...

Prep football -- Warriors, Cougars set to battle

County rivals Eastern Wayne and Goldsboro High don't feel a sense of urgency going into Friday evening's Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference football contest at Cougar Stadium. But each knows that it's a key league game. If the Warriors win,...

Prep soccer roundup

Washington's Shane Mottler broke a scoreless tie in the 72nd minute at Eastern Wayne -- heading in a shot from close range as the Pam Pack escaped the Little Big Horn with a 1-0 win. The loss drops the Warriors...

Prep cross country roundup

Farmville Central's C.J. Eason and North Johnston's Elizabeth Baker took first-place honors and led their respective teams to wins in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference meet at Rosewood on Wednesday. The Jaguar boys finished with 38 team points, while the...

Prep volleyball roundup

NEWTON GROVE -- Spring Creek's Tomeka Pride had four aces and six kills as the Gators swept Hobbton 25-23, 25-15, 25-19 on Wednesday in a non-conference, road match. Spring Creek improved to 4-13 overall heading into a Class 1-A Carolina...

Prep tennis roundup

WARSAW -- The good news is James Kenan enters the girls dual-team tennis playoffs with some momentum after dismantling county rival Wallace-Rose Hill 9-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The bad news? Third-seeded Erica Brown, a junior, is out for the remainder...

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

1-A Conference tennis tournament

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Rosewood's Leah Smith reaches for the ball as doubles teammate Courtney Humphrey looks on during the Carolina 1-A Conference tennis tournament at the Snow Hill Tennis Complex. For more information see Rams, Gators Eagles take titles....

Rams, Gators Eagles take titles

SNOW HILL -- Day two of the 2004 Class 2-A Eastern Plains and Carolina 1-A Conference tennis tournaments didn't unveil any major surprises. Greene Central continued its decade-long dominance with victories in singles and doubles in on the 2-A side....

Prep volleyball roundup

Golden Falcons top Patriots MOREHEAD CITY -- Charles B. Aycock's Lindsey Newman pounded 15 kills as the Golden Falcons completed a season sweep of West Carteret with a 25-17, 25-12, 15-25, 25-21 win on Tuesday. Aycock (14-3 overall) improved to...

Prep tennis roundup

Aycock clinches ECC crown PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's girls tennis team sealed an unbeaten conference season for the 26th straight year with a 7-2 win at home over Washington on Tuesday. The Falcons (18-2 overall) finished 14-0 in the...

Warriors dominate league meet

WINTERVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's boys cross country team turned in a perfect score of 15 -- taking the top five spots in a five-team, Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meet at Boyd Lee Park in Winterville on Tuesday. Running in...

Prep soccer roundup

Chargers fall in CPIC Faith Christian of Rocky Mount's Steven Wicks converted a direct kick with eight minutes left -- pushing his team ahead by two goals at Wayne Country Day -- as the Patriots held off the Chargers 3-2...

Tigers' Lewis honored

WARSAW -- Lauren Lewis of James Kenan High School has been selected as the 2004 State Games of North Carolina Female Athlete of the Year. Lauren Lewis Lewis, who took part in long-distance running events at the State Games, is...

Trojans' Holloway selected

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College senior Sharome Holloway has been named to the 2004-05 preseason NCAA Division II All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's basketball team. The CVAC coaches submitted the votes. Sharome Holloway Holloway, a 6-foot-8 forward/center from Phoenix, Ariz.,...

MOC men still fifth

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive remained at No. 5 in this week's NSCAA/Adidas men's soccer NCAA II Southeast Regional poll released Tuesday. The Trojans have held the No. 5 position in each of the last four weeks and have spent...

Mount Olive's Insley takes third

PEMBROKE -- Tim Insley finished third out of 11 runners, but Mount Olive fell to UNC Pembroke 19-38 in a men's cross country dual meet Tuesday afternoon. Insley ran the 5k course in a time of 17 minutes, 45 seconds...

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Catching up with a Colt

News-Argus/Gabe Whisnant Indianapolis and former Goldsboro High standout David Thornton, with football, poses with a group of fans from Seymour Johnson and Wayne County who attended Sunday's game against Oakland. Thornton spent two hours signing autographs for the travelers...

Fans meet, greet, see Thornton play

INDIANAPOLIS -- Smiles filled the room, as an overall warm feeling consumed the lobby of the Hampton Inn in Northwest Indianapolis Saturday afternoon. When former Goldsboro High and University of North Carolina standout David Thornton entered the hotel lobby, the...

Graduate glance -- Thornton putting up solid numbers in third year

INDIANAPOLIS -- A smooth transition. Indianapolis Colts linebacker and former Goldsboro High and University of North Carolina standout David Thornton describes his move from weak-side to strong-side linebacker in his third NFL season as just that. His numbers in his...

New champs to be crowned

SNOW HILL -- Graduation and a lineup change left the door open for two new champions in the 2004 Class 2-A Eastern Plains and Carolina 1-A Conference girls tennis tournaments. Melissa Beddard, last year's 2-A singles champ, graduated and her...

Prep soccer roundup

Eagles survive in overtime Wayne Christian's Eric Williams scored on a penalty kick in the second, sudden death overtime period as the Eagles emerged with a 4-3 win at home over Community Christian in a play-in game for the Class...

Prep tennis roundup

Botonis prevails for WCS Jennica Botonis claimed the Wayne Christian's only win at number one singles as the Eagles lost 7-1 to Durham Cresset Christian, which currently controls first place in the Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference. The Eagles handed...

MOC and Methodist play to draw

FAYETTEVILLE -- Cory Worrell tied the match with his school-record 19th goal of the season as regionally fifth-ranked Mount Olive and Methodist played to a 1-1 tie in non-conference men's soccer Monday afternoon. The tie snapped the Trojans' three-match winning...

MOC-UNC tickets going fast

Seats are filling up quickly for the planned trip for fans to attend the basketball exhibition between Mount Olive College and the University of North Carolina men's basketball teams at the Dean E. Smith Center on Nov. 12. A ticket...

Monday, October 11, 2004

OPINION -- Losing to an archrival makes a coach bad?

When it comes to winning and losing, why should a rivalry game -- one game -- decide a coach's future? If University A doesn't defeat archrival University B on a yearly basis, fans and alumi immediately begin a witch hunt....

Mount Olive College sports

Insley leads MOC in cross-country NEWTON -- Tim Insley paced Mount Olive College by finishing 17th out of 68 runners at the Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Invitational at Newton. Insley ran the 8K course in a time of 28:27. Christof Franzsen...

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Game of the week -- North Johnston and Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Coming into Friday's night's clash against Spring Creek, the North Johnston football team had built quite a thirst for their first Class 1-A Carolina Conference victory. The Panthers got the triumph they needed as they outscored the...

Southern Wayne rolls over West Carteret

MOREHEAD CITY -- Uncommon, unusual, rare and definitely unique is Southern Wayne football in a nutshell. If you have to take on the Saints, you'd rather play in their house! Southern Wayne (3-4, 2-2) is undefeated on the road and...

Historic victory for Eagles

An opportunity to make history. Veteran Rosewood football coach Daniel Barrow offered that statement as encouragement to his team before Friday evening's kickoff against perennial power Farmville Central. The Eagles listened ... and listened well. Senior quarterback Danny Langston threw...

Hawks drop county rival, pick up EPC win

LAGRANGE -- Tradition remains alive and well in Institute. That was the one word pre-game pep talk North Lenoir head football coach Wayne Jackson gave his charges before taking the field at the Wheat Swamp to square off with their...

Charger defense bottles up Rebels

CALYPSO -- North Duplin expected a tough battle against Class 1-A Carolina Conference opponent Ayden-Grifton. The Rebels didn't anticipate a shutout. The Chargers benefited from five turnovers and dealt North Duplin a 28-0 defeat Friday evening at H.E. Grubbs Field....

Kenan earns third shutout, first Super Six win

SALEMBURG -- James Kenan turned in a late goal-line stand and preserved its third shutout of the year, 22-0, against Lakewood in the Class 1-A Super Six Conference opener both teams Friday. The state-ranked Tigers remained unbeaten in three road...

Rams' defense dominates North Pitt

BETHEL -- Greene Central defensive ends Dashon Bynum and Rodney Wilkes spent most of Friday night in North Pitt's backfield as the defense paved the way for the Rams' 16-6 football victory in the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference opener...

Cougars shut out of locker rooms

WINTERVILLE -- A defeat was not the only unpleasant thing that happened to Goldsboro High School's football team Friday night when they made a trip over to South Central High. Goldsboro High School coach Maurice Jackson said that the team...

Goldsboro gives South Central first-ever varsity victory

WINTERVILLE -- No one wanted to be the first. But, in the end, someone had to be. Goldsboro struggled with penalties and turnovers Friday night, setting itself up to become the first team to lose to South Central as the...

Golden Falcons fall to Eagles in a tough one

VANCEBORO -- West Craven, for the second straight week, escaped a last-minute comeback attempt in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Confer-ence play. Char-les B. Aycock drove inside the Eagles' red zone in the final two minutes Friday evening, but fumbled away...

Weekend preps

Rebel volleyballers fall to Farmville FARMVILLE -- Emily Deibert and Jamie Vinson combined for 17 digs on defense as North Duplin fell to defending Carolina 1-A champion Farmville Central 25-19, 25-13, 27-25 on Thursday afternoon. "We played pretty good in...

MOC sports news

Trojan men's soccer team still unbeaten in CVAC MOUNT OLIVE -- Cory Worrell scored two goals and Reid Clewis added a goal and an assist as regionally fifth-ranked Mount Olive College remained unbeaten in conference play with a 4-1 victory...

Fishing report

Northern District -- Dare, Hyde, Currituck, and Beaufort Counties Contact: Eddie Chessick Headboats: Headboat anglers caught pigfish, spot and sea mullet. Private Boats: For the small boaters there were bluefish, some nice keeper flounder, speckled trout andweakfish. Piers: Pier anglers...

Area bowling scores

MONDAY NIGHT INDUSTRIAL OCTOBER 4, 2004 NC State Employees 15 1 X Factors 10 6 Lord of the Pins 10 6 Hot-N-Spicy 10 6 The Real Dills 10 6 Goelich's 9 7 Ferrell's Taxes 8 8 Impulse 7 9 Sweet...

Correction

In Friday's News-Argus we indicated that the N.C. State- UNC football game would be on WTVD channel 11. The game was broadcast on WTVD-DT, the station's digitally broadcast station, which is not available on local cable or on satellite. We...

Friday, October 8, 2004

OPINION -- Kenan's 42 is for its past

Each sports season, it's not uncommon to see players wearing T-shirts with different mottos. The idea is to promote team unity and share one common goal. The James Kenan football team has taken that approach and expanded it to involve...

Sauls receives certification

INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has recognized Wayne County Public School athletics director Dean P. Sauls as a Certified Athletic Administrator. To earn this distinction Sauls demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field...

Rosewood knocks off North Johnson, captures second place in Carolina race

There have been upsets and surprises across the board during the 2004 Class 1-A Carolina Conference volleyball campaign. Rosewood's win over North Johnston at home on Thursday wasn't necessarily staggering, but the fact the Eagles swept the Panthers with relative...

West Craven completes sweep of CBA

PIKEVILLE -- The road to the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference volleyball championship has taken a slight detour this season. Teams must now journey through Vanceboro after West Craven strengthen its grasp on the league's top spot Thursday afternoon. The...

MOC sports

Trojans seek postseason edge MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College men's and women's soccer teams will try to use their next-to-last regular season home game to move closer to home-field advantage in next month's conference tournament. The volleyball team...

Prep cross country

DEEP RUN -- South Lenoir's Coleman Heath and Jess King claimed medalist honors in a two-team, Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference meet held Wednesday at the Blue Devils' course. Greene Central claimed the boys meet -- winning spots two-through-five --...

Prep volleyball

North Lenoir claims share of EPC regular-season title LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir clinched a share of its fourth consecutive Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference regular-season championship with a 25-11, 25-14, 25-9 conquest of North Pitt at Wooten Gymnasium on Thursday....

Prep tennis

Warriors knock off Kinston Eastern Wayne picked up two crucial doubles wins and dealt Kinston a 6-3 loss in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play Thursday afternoon at Wayne Community College. The Warriors swept the Vikings for the first time...

Prep soccer

Logan shines as Chargers pick up win Kevin Logan accounted for both goals as No. 1-ranked Wayne Country Day clipped Ridgecroft 2-1 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference match Thursday afternoon. The Chargers (12-3-1) maintained first place in...

Prep football

C.B. Aycock 22 West Craven 14 PIKEVILLE -- Thomas Pilkington completed a game-clinching 29-yard touchdown pass to Chris Foreman early in the fourth quarter as the Golden Falcons upended the reigning Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference champions at Hardy Talton...

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Second-half surge pushes MOC men

MOUNT OLIVE -- The flood gates opened. After struggling to finish offensively in the first half, Mount Olive College's men's soccer team posted four goals in a nine-minute span in the second half to claim a 5-1 win at Trojan...

MOC women's soccer

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Mount Olive College's Emily Anthony slips a scoring attempt past a Coker College defender during Wednesday's soccer match at Trojan Field. Anthony did not score. For more information see Cobb's hat trick is key to MOC women's...

Cobb's hat trick is key to MOC women's win

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College's Melanie Cobb hurried to basketball practice after performing for the women's soccer team Wednesday at Trojan Field against Coker (S.C.) She said she "didn't have to do much," at hoops practice. The time to...

Prep cross country -- Panthers hold off Princeton runners

PRINCETON -- A comfort zone. The familiarity of Princeton High's cross country course aided its own Heather Braswell, while Spring Creek standout Eric Walters experienced little trouble navigating the somewhat-level trek. Braswell ran the 3.1-mile layout in 21 minutes, 55...

Prep football previews

C.B. Aycock (4-2, 2-1) at West Craven (6-1, 4-0) Both teams go in coming off tightly-contested, Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference battles last Friday. After the tough loss at home to Kinston, it doesn't get any easier for the...

Prep soccer roundup

FARMVILLE -- Rosewood's Joey Churchwell scored a career-high four goals and dished out one assist as the Eagles dropped Farmville Central 7-2 at the Jaguars' field on Wednesday. Rosewood trailed 1-0 after nine minutes and led just 2-1 at halftime,...

Prep tennis roundup

PIKEVILLE -- Perennial eastern North Carolina tennis powers Charles B. Aycock and Greene Central staged a grueling, late-season match -- won by the Rams 5-4. Aycock's number one and two doubles teams -- Leslie Sasser-Carlyn Claiborne and Raychel Batts-Nicole Taylor...

Prep volleyball roundup

LITTLEFIELD -- North Duplin prevailed in the opening set, but Ayden-Grifton stormed back for a 16-25, 25-17, 26-24, 28-26 victory in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference volleyball match Tuesday afternoon. Sierra Ward led the Rebels with 18 kills and three...

Prep cross country roundup

MOREHEAD CITY -- Eastern Wayne's Matt Interrante crossed the finish line first and helped the Warriors sweep a three-team, Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meet Tuesday afternoon at West Carteret. Interrante ran the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 30 seconds...

Prep golf roundup

Julie Dorman seized medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 49, but Spring Creek emerged the top team in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference match Tuesday afternoon at Walnut Creek. The host Gators nipped the Panthers 103-110, while the Bulldogs...

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

That's using your head

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Wayne Country Day's Hyo Won Ha goes up against a Rocky Mount Academy defender for a ball as Charger teammates Jun Suk Yoon (17) and David Wilson (13) look on. The Coastal Plains Independent Conference teams matched...

Mount Olive College roundup

Mount Olive volley ball Defeats Shaw 3-0 RALEIGH -- Heidi Busch and Anna Luft served six aces apiece and Mount Olive served a season-high 20 aces as a team in a 30-24, 30-21, 30-14 non-conference victory against Shaw University on...

Prep cross country

CBA's Scott takes ECC meet WINTERVILLE -- Michael Scott from Charles B. Aycock and Karen Harker from South Central emerged the top boy's and girl's runner, respectively, in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meet Tuesday afternoon. Scott ran the...

Prep volleyball

Princeton trips Panthers PRINCETON -- Princeton tightened the Class 1-A Carolina Conference standings with a 25-16, 25-27, 25-21, 25-23 victory against county archrival North Johnston on Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs (11-8) climbed to 6-4 in the conference and moved to...

Prep tennis

Rams clinch 11th straight league championship Greene Central clinched its 11th consecutive Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference regular-season girls tennis title with a 9-0 victory against Spring Creek at Walnut Creek on Tuesday afternoon. The Rams (20-2, 15-0 C/EPC) extended...

Prep soccer

Eagles end regular season with win over Johnston Wayne Christian concluded regular-season play Tuesday afternoon with a 2-1 victory against Johnston Christian in Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference action. The Eagles (3-10-2) finished 3-8-2 in the CCC and will play...

Golf

EW's Taylor takes medalist honors VANCEBORO -- Brittney Taylor seized medalist honors with an 18-hole round of 81 and sparked Eastern Wayne to a 188-190 victory against Charles B. Aycock in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play Tuesday at Quaker...

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

CBA and EW soccer

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Charles B. Aycock's goaltender Jake Bunn holds off a shot by Eastern Wayne's Andrew Corley during the first half of Monday night's game at the Little Big Horn. For more information see Prep soccer -- Warriors battle...

Prep soccer -- Warriors battle past Aycock

Countless near misses, game-saving plays, overtime. Charles B. Aycock's visit to Eastern Wayne had most of the expected ingredients of a county rival soccer game. After misfiring on at least 25 shots, the Warriors got one goal each from Joe...

Tarboro blanks Rams

SNOW HILL -- A slight change in midfield strategy still needs a little work, but veteran Tarboro boys soccer coach Leshaun Jenkins couldn't have been more pleased with the new scheme Monday evening. Jenkins added an extra midfielder, Ezequiel Casarin,...

Graduate Glance

Brian Grant performs well at Pulaski Despite a shoulder injury that caused him to miss at least four starts with the short-season Single-A Pulaski (Va.) Blue Jays, Charles B. Aycock graduate Brian Grant still has good reason to believe his...

Prep soccer roundup

Rosewood shuts out Gators SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood's Brandon Hietpas scored on a free kick from outside the 18-yard box near the 20-minute mark of the first half as the Eagles held off county rival Spring Creek 1-0 on the...

Prep volleyball

Eagles sweep WCDS Rosewood claimed a 25-16, 25-20, 25-13 win at Wayne Country Day on Monday. Amanda Benton provided four kills and four digs for the Chargers, who fell to 8-7 overall heading into today's match at Halifax Academy. Laura...

Prep tennis roundup

HARRELLS -- Harrells Christian Academy defeated James Kenan 8-1 in a non-conference contest on Monday. The Tigers played the match without two starting singles players, Erica Brown and Brittany Crabtree. James Kenan picked up its only win at number one...

MOC sports previews

MOC volleyball team back on the road vs. Shaw Over the weekend, the Mount Olive College volleyball team took a 12-hour bus trip to compete in a tournament in Pennsylvania. Tonight, the team will make a considerably shorter road trip...

Monday, October 4, 2004

Volleyball

Trojans volleyball finishes 3-2 at Holiday Inn tourney CLARION, PA. - Mount Olive won its first two matches Saturday before falling to tournament host Clarion at the Holiday Inn Volleyball Classic at Clarion, Pa. The Trojans posted a 3-2 record...

Cross Country

Insley shines for Trojan harriers RICHMOND, Va. -- Mount Olive College runner Tim Insley notched his best finish of the year, placing ninth out of 37 runners in the men's 8k Friday at the Ukrops Cross Country Festival at Maymont...

Correction

In Sunday's story about the Charles B. Aycock football game, a typographical error incorrectly reflected the tackle totals for Cortez Giblert, who had 14 solo tackles in the game against Kinston. We regret the error....

Sunday, October 3, 2004

Opinion -- Good sports are scarce

Gracious in victory. Humble in defeat. The "old-school" rule seems to be a bygone law that certainly doesn't accompany today's athletes on the high school, collegiate and professional scenes. Somewhere, these folks have forgotten that pride comes from within your...

Prep football -- Hawk defense steps up after first-half shootout

DUDLEY -- Admittedly, Southern Wayne and North Lenoir entered Friday evening's non-conference contest battling their respective inner demons. Each program had endured internal troubles and contended with early-season injuries that led to changes in their respective lineups. The inconveniences didn't...

Prep football -- Falcons fall in defensive battle

PIKEVILLE -- A battle of defenses. A war of yards. And an extra point that clinked off the upright. Those were the moments that mattered as Kinston topped Charles B. Aycock 7-6 to take an important Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference...

Prep football -- Chargers rush past Spring Creek

LITTLEFIELD -- The perfect half. Maybe one incompletion and three penalties might hinder Ayden-Grifton coach B.T. Chappell from saying his team played flawless against Spring Creek before halftime. Besides that, his Chargers were awfully close. Ayden-Grifton posted over 11 yards...

Prep football -- Cougars get first win

MOREHEAD CITY -- Goldsboro running back Kelvin Ingram posted a season-high 127 yards on 24 carries as the Cougars claimed a 14-10 road win at West Carteret on Friday. The win was Goldsboro's first of the season as it improved...

Prep football -- Warriors give Eagles big scare at home

"High school football at its best." Eastern Wayne coach Jeff Price assessed Friday's game with West Craven with those six simple words after the Eagles escaped the Little Big Horn with a 12-7 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference victory. The Warriors,...

Prep football -- Rosewood comes from behind to beat NJ

KENLY -- No one man earned the victory for Rosewood against North Johnston. The Eagles' one man offense, however, came through when it was most needed. Rosewood (2-5, 1-1) rallied from a 21-7 deficit at halftime, with tailback Derrick Bennett...

Prep football -- Rebels go on offensive

PRINCETON -- Search no further for North Duplin's offense. After posting the lowest number of offensive points of all area teams, the Rebels were all systems go at Princeton, besting the Bulldogs 38-7 at the Fred Bartholomew Athletic Complex. The...

Prep football -- Rams fall to Havelock

HAVELOCK -- In a game that had all the makings of a blowout in the early going, the Greene Central Rams roared back to put a scare into the Havelock Rams. But Havelock defensive back Kelvin Godette picked off a...

Prep cross country -- WCS runners shine at recent meets

Doug Johnson and Carrie McCall led the Wayne Christian cross-country team in two different meets this week. Johnson placed first Thursday at a meet held at Wayne Christian with Cary Christian and Community Christian, covering the course in 22 minutes...

JV football -- Aycock crushes Kinston

KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock quarterback Thomas Pilkington threw for 184 yards and three touchdowns on 11 attempts with one interception as the Golden Falcons rolled to a 38-0 win at Kinston on Thursday. Pilkington also carried 11 times for...

Friday, October 1, 2004

North Lenoir and South Lenoir volleyball

News-Argus/Dennis Hill North Lenoir's Brittany Sanders (14) passes the ball as teammate Randi Moulton (10) backs her up on the play. The Hawks remained unbeaten in the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference with a three-set victory against archrival South Lenoir....

OPINION -- Carolina volleyball is better than ever

Good teams and good athletes thrive against quality competition. They notice their mistakes, correct them the next day in practice and apply that valuable knowledge the next time they step onto the court. That competitive nature, that internal drive to...

Hawks sweep Blue Devils

LAGRANGE -- A near standing-room-only crowd at Wooten Gymnasium appeared shocked after the opening set in Thursday afternoon's battle between county archrivals North Lenoir and South Lenoir. The Hawks ran their offense with precision and raced to a 13-1 lead....

MOC sports roundup

All of the Mount Olive College fall sports teams take to the road this weekend as the soccer teams go west, the cross country teams head north and the volleyball team heads way up north. The Mount Olive men's and...

Prep volleyball

Warriors top Patriots in five MOREHEAD CITY -- Kristen Elliott served 15 aces and collected five kills as Eastern Wayne rallied to upset West Carteret 18-25, 16-25, 25-18, 26-24, 15-6 in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play Thursday. The Warriors...

Prep tennis

Gators chomp Southwest Edgecombe PINETOPS -- Spring Creek emerged victorious in five of six singles matches and dealt SouthWest Edgecombe a 7-1 loss in Classes 1-A/2-A Carolina/Eastern Plains Conference action Thursday afternoon. "Considering the rain we've been having the last...

Prep soccer

Chargers shock Greenfield School Please forgive Wayne Country Day boys' soccer coach Michael Taylor for walking around campus in a daze today. Taylor is in shock after the Chargers stunned No. 1-ranked Greenfield 2-1 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Coastal Plains...

Prep football

Goldsboro 32 West Carteret 14 Brandon Davis caught three touchdown passes and quarterback Tim Kornegay accounted for another score in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference contest at Cougar Stadium. Davis finished with 186 yards receiving on three catches with...

Cross country

KENLY -- Princeton's Heather Braswell and Farmville Central's C.J. Eason turned in first-place performances in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference meet at North Johnston on Wednesday. Braswell ran a 22:16, while Eason finished at 18:36. North Johnston's girls won the...

Correction

In Sunday's News-Argus sports section, the photo of the Spring Creek football player on page 1B was incorrectly identified. The player was Antwan Greenfield. We apologize for the error....