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Friday, December 31, 2004

Aycock boys upset Goldsboro; Chargers hold off Eagles

PIKEVILLE -- What a difference a month makes for the Charles B. Aycock boys basketball team. Seven games removed from being dominated in all facets and losing by 39 points at Goldsboro, the Golden Falcons redeemed themselves with a nail-biting,...

Lady Cougars win WCDS tournament

A good New Year's resolution for opposing coaches of the Goldsboro girls basketball team -- When head coach Gladys McClary talks, listen up. Before the start of yesterday afternoon's championship game with Jacksonville, at the Wayne Country Day Holiday Tournament,...

NL boys defeat Blue Devils

LAGRANGE -- There was no doubt about it: North Lenoir's Justin Dunn had something to prove against South Lenoir in the championship game of The Free Press Holiday Invitational Thursday night. The senior all-state candidate was sluggish and only finished...

Hawk girls drop EW

LAGRANGE -- It looked for all the world like the North Lenoir girls were simply playing around in the first half of their game with Eastern Wayne Thursday night. When the Hawks finally started rolling, they were like a boulder...

Tournament roundup

LAGRANGE -- The South Lenoir girls' basketball team knew they were a better team than the one that lost to Eastern Wayne, 42-40, in the first round of The Free Press Holiday Invitational on Wednesday. In Thursday's 59-33 whipping of...

MOC women fall on road

RALEIGH -- For the fourth time in six games, the Mount Olive College women's basketball team held its opponent under 60 points. But for the first time this season, it wasn't enough for a win. Mount Olive overcame a...

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Second-half surges propel Goldsboro, CBA boys teams

PIKEVILLE -- Strong third-period runs on Wednesday night sparked Goldsboro and Charles B. Aycock's boys basketball teams to wins against Wayne County foes on the first night of the inaugural Falcon Holiday Invitational Tournament. In the opening game, the Cougars...

Cougars, Cards take openers at WCDS tourney

An off second quarter cost Rosewood dearly in its opening round game in the Wayne Country Day Holiday Tournament against Goldsboro. Tied at 8-8 going into the second quarter, the Lady Eagles offense went cold, going over five minutes without...

Hawk boys top Gators

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir senior standout Justin Dunn struggled mightily from the field in Wednesday's Free Press Holiday Invitational opener against Spring Creek. Although the guard, who entered the game averaging more than 23 points per game, only finished with...

Holiday tourneys

Pender edges Saints JACKSONVILLE -- Southern Wayne's Akeem Royal and Antonio Davis scored 16 points each as the Saints fell 59-56 to Pender at the White Oak Christmas Tournament on Wednesday afternoon. For the second game in a row, Southern...

MOC Women set to battle St. Augustine's

MOUNT OLIVE -- The "magic number" for tonight's women's basketball game between Mount Olive and St. Augustine's is 60. Mount Olive is unbeaten this season when holding opponents under 60 points, while St. Augustine's has only one win in four...

Warrior boys fall to Blue Devils

LAGRANGE -- Forget the how or why South Lenoir boys basketball coach Jimmy Smith was just glad to get out of Wooten Gymnasium with a win. "We lost five games in this building last year," Smith said after his team...

Hawks, EW girls prevail in openers

LA GRANGE -- In the girls' bracket of The Free Press Holiday Invitational on Wednesday at North Lenoir's Wooten Gymnasium, there was one blowout and one close game. Predictably, the rout came from North Lenoir, which crushed Spring Creek 60-28....

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Prep basketball -- Holiday tourneys ready to tip-off

PIKEVILLE - Holiday basketball tournaments come, some go. But, Charles B. Aycock boys coach David West hopes the interest generated by the lineup of the inaugural Falcon Holiday Tournament will help the event become a staple in area basketball for...

Prep basketball -- New Bern comeback stuns Southern Wayne

JACKSONVILLE -- Southern Wayne guards Akeem Royal and Derek Garris drained three straight 3-pointers to open up the third quarter Tuesday afternoon in the Saints' first-round match up with New Bern in the Home Team Athletics Holiday Classic and it...

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Sports briefs

Dart league The Goldsboro Dart League, a steel-tip dart league, is forming to start play January 10. League games will be Monday nights at 7 p.m. Form your own three-person team and sign up. The league is non-profit and has...

Friday, December 24, 2004

MOC volleyball

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heidi Busch finished third in the nation in kills per game and Mount Olive is ranked in four different team categories in the year-end NCAA Division II volleyball national statistics report. Colby Mangum is ranked in the...

Goldsboro-E. Wake

Survive until halftime and make adjustments. Veteran Goldsboro girls coach Gladys McClary kept that thought to herself as she watched her team uncharacterstically struggle against East Wake's aggressive style of play Thursday evening. The Cougars seemed out of kilter offensively...

Beddingfield-Knightdale

Dustin Maury's basket in the final minute proved to be the difference as Beddingfield nipped Knightdale 57-56 during the final day of the 2004 Cougar Holiday Classic at Goldsboro. The teams traded turnovers and missed free throws in the last...

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Cougar Classic -- Pressure defense saves Goldsboro's boys

Undisciplined play against a team with nothing to lose nearly turned into a disastrous recipe Wednesday evening for the Goldsboro High varsity boys basketball team. Luckily, the Cougars created enough offense off their pressure defense in the final two minutes...

Cougar Classic -- Dewberry, Crumel lead E. Wake comeback

Kyle Dewberry converted a turnover into an uncontested layup and Adrian Crumel sank one free throw with three seconds remaining to give East Wake a 49-46 victory against Wilson Beddingfield on Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors, of the Class 4-A Triangle...

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Stover stuns Taylor; Warriors finish 3-0

After losing to county foe Rosewood in a recent tournament, Eastern Wayne wrestling coach Mike Brown crunched some numbers heading into Tuesday's four-team meet in the Eagles' gym. Once he finished scribbling, Brown reckoned the teams would earn a 7-7...

Duo records double-double for Cougar JV boys

JACKSONVILLE -- Antonio Green and Anthony Artis each recorded a double-double as Goldsboro hammered Onslow Northside 79-58 in a junior varsity boys tournament contest Tuesday afternoon. Green collected 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Artis provided 29 points and 10...

Vikings use 15-0 run to ground Hawks

KINSTON -- At Tuesday's pre-game walkthrough at Fairfield Recreation Center, Kinston coach Wells Gulledge told his team their game with archrival North Lenoir would be full of runs. Man, was he ever right. The Vikings immediately answered a 15-0 run...

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Cougar Holiday Classic

Exams are over. A grueling stretch in conference play has ended successfully. Now, it's time for some fun. The Goldsboro High varsity basketball teams return to action Wednesday in the 2004 Cougar Holiday Classic. The Cougar girls and boys will...

MOC Women visit Eckerd (Fla.) today

When the Mount Olive College women's basketball team traveled to Florida last year, the Trojans lost their opener on the Gulf Coast, but rebounded with a win on the Atlantic Coast. This time around, after dropping their opener on the...

Monday, December 20, 2004

Rosewood grapplers tame opponents in annual Wildcat Clash

BUNN -- Tyler Daniels' first-period pin sealed the deal as Rosewood battled from behind to beat Southern Nash 48-36 in the title match of the Wildcat Christmas Clash contested Saturday. The Eagles defeated Wilson Fike (60-24) and Bunn (60-22) in...

Faith Christian girls pick up NCCSA win

Faith Christian found some offensive punch in the third quarter and dealt Trinity Christian-Greenville a 32-18 loss in N.C. Christian Schools Association play Friday evening. The Conquerors entered halftime tied at 11-11, but outscored the visitors 13-3 in the third...

Sunday, December 19, 2004

ECC 3-A thriller -- Joyner sparks Goldsboro in fourth quarter

Facing a 51-42 deficit late in the third period against archrival Eastern Wayne, Goldsboro's Daquan Joyner and his young teammates answered the challenge against a veteran Warrior squad. Keyed by 12 points from Joyner, the Cougars opened the fourth on...

Saint boys climb to 5-0 in ECC

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's varsity basketball coaches could register no complaints after splitting a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference doubleheader with Washington. The Saints boys (7-4) remained undefeated in five ECC outings with a 74-59 decision. The Saints girls, minus...

Eagle girls, Charger boys play unselfishly in victories

Unselfishness and defense. That's the calling card left by Rosewood's varsity girls and Wayne Country Day's varsity boys basketball teams after Friday evening's intercounty matchup. Five Rosewood players recorded at least one assist apiece and nine scratched in the scoring...

Sladek, Faith Christian conquer Trinity-Greenville

Eric Sladek pumped in a game-high 21 points, leading Faith Christian past Trinity Christian of Greenville 56-49 in a N.C. Christian Schools Association Coastal Region contest Friday evening. Stephen Sloan added 18 for the Conquerors, who improved to 9-1 overall....

Warrior matmen pin Bulldogs

PRINCETON -- Eastern Wayne collected six pinfalls and benefited from four forfeits in a 60-21, non-conference victory Saturday morning against Princeton. Josh Stevens (125 pounds), Detori Mitchell (135), Joey Burridge (145), Foy Coley (189), David Brown (215) and heavyweight Eric...

Pride, Billups lead Gators to first win of season

HOBBTON -- Tameka Pride and Brittany Billups each tallied 15 points as Spring Creek dumped Hobbton 44-28 and gave first-year coach Amanda Ramfjord her first-ever victory in the high school ranks. "I was real proud of my girls tonight," said...

Trojan women denied road victory

MOC Sports Information MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Mount Olive trimmed a 10-point deficit down to one but the rally came up short as the Trojans fell to Barry 60-54 in a non-conference women's basketball game Saturday afternoon. Ladora Charles scored...

Friday, December 17, 2004

Prep wrestling -- EW wins ECC match

While the team captains shook hands and waited for the coin toss, Washington wrestling coach Rick Garrett asked a simple request from Eastern Wayne coach Mike Brown -- "be gentle with us big guy." Garrett laughed and Brown smiled. But...

Warren Johnson stops in Goldsboro

Drag racing has changed a lot over the years and one man has contributed to its growing popularity. Warren Johnson, or "The Professor of Pro Stock," as he is known by fans of the sport, is a six-time NHRA Pro-Stock...

Graduate glance

Lovett lending a hand LOUISBURG -- Erik Lovett's skills on the baseball diamond have helped him land a spot on the North Carolina State baseball team in 2006, following graduation at Louisburg College. He's looking forward to the new challenge,...

Prep basketball

PRINCETON -- Princeton's Karter Yutzy scored 20 points -- well of over half of his team's offensive output -- in a 35-31 win at home over Holly Ridge Dixon on Thursday. The win improves the Bulldogs to 5-3 overall heading...

MOC women headed to Sunshine State

The "magic number" for the Mount Olive College women's basketball team is 75. The significance of the number isn't necessarily basketball-related, but it is the forecast high temperature of the locale for the Trojans' basketball game on Saturday. Mount Olive...

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Young pumps in career-best 30 for MOC

PEMBROKE -- Victor Young led seven players in double figures with a career-high 30 points and Mount Olive eclipsed the 100-point mark for the fourth time in seven games as the Trojans defeated UNC Pembroke 115-83 in a non-conference NCAA...

Basketball roundup

HOOKERTON -- Faith Christian's Steven Marshall scored 17 points to go with five steals and five rebounds in the Conquerors junior varsity team's 30-28 at Mount Calvary on Tuesday. The win was Faith's first of the season as it improved...

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Whitfield selected to NC Sports Hall of Fame

RALEIGH -- Goldsboro native George Whitfield is among this year's Class of 2005 inductees for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Lee Gliarmis of Wilson, who is president of the Hall, made the announcement Tuesday. "These six individuals have...

Taylor, Walston receive NCSCA honor

Two area soccer coaches, Wayne Country Day's Michael Taylor and North Johnston's Brent Walston, recently received the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association award for Coach of the Year in their respective classifications. Taylor coached a Charger team that tallied 13...

MOC men head to UNCP today

MOUNT OLIVE -- After opening the season with six games in two weeks, the Mount Olive College men's basketball team plays its first game 11 days as the Trojans travel to UNC Pembroke tonight for a non-conference match-up. Tip-off is...

Basketball roundup

HOOKERTON -- Faith Christian's Aaron Sladick poured in 17 points on Tuesday as the Conquerors improved to 8-1 with a 48-36 win over Mount Calvary. Stephen Sloan added 16 points for Faith, while Josh Brannon chipped in nine. Justin Kennedy...

MOC soccer players finish among national leaders

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College women's soccer team finished the season ranked first in the nation in scoring offense and the men's soccer team ranked seventh in the nation in scoring in the 2004 NCAA Division II men's...

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Falcons grounded

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Charles B. Aycock's Randy Meisenhelder (left) picks up West Carteret's Spencer Glasgow and takes him to the mat during Monday evening's Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference match in Pikeville. The Patriots rallied from an eight-point deficit to...

Prep wrestling -- W. Carteret rallies, clinches ECC match

PIKEVILLE -- Wrestling archrivals Charles B. Aycock and West Carteret grappled for nearly two hours Monday evening and once again the two teams staged another spine-tingling classic. The Golden Falcons appeared poised to snap a four-match skid, including three straight...

Prep basketball -- Gator boys topple Union

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Offensively, 17 points is simply another good night for Spring Creek senior guard Josh Bishop. A key block by Bishop on the defensive end against Union helped make Monday night even better for he and some hot-shooting,...

Prep basketball -- WCDS splits with Trinity

Before the start Tuesday's games with Trinity Christian of Fayetteville, Wayne Country Day boys coach Randy Tilley was asked about the upcoming games. "We're in for a struggle," he said. "They're tall, strong, and well-coached." Tilley wasn't kidding. Coach Toni...

Boys basketball roundup

VANCEBORO -- Charles B. Aycock's Santavin Poole scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed six rebounds as the Golden Falcons claimed a 76-74 win at West Craven on Monday. The victory was Aycock's first in four, Class 3-A Eastern Carolina...

Girls basketball roundup

WINTERVILLE -- Goldsboro's Ashelyn James scored 13 points as the Cougars extended their Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference winning streak to 21 games with a 37-25 win at South Central on Monday. Chevoya Jackson chipped in 11 points for the...

Monday, December 13, 2004

OPINION -- Heel's subs log minutes in blowout

Except for Roy Williams' concerns about having a long layoff between games and what he considered a bad practice on Saturday, all signs pointed to a North Carolina blowout of Loyola-Chicago on Sunday. Boy, was it ever. The Tar Heels...

Five county teams, led by C.B. Aycock's title repeat, finish among top seven

Focused from the opening whistle in their respective first matches of the day, Rosewood senior Ramsey Brown and Southern Wayne junior Thomas Mosshammer carried a business-like attitude during the ninth annual Eagle Invitational Saturday. Brown, seeded No. 2 at 112...

Sunday, December 12, 2004

All-Area - Pinkowski guides Aycock to 9-win season

PIKEVILLE -- Early in their careers at Charles B. Aycock, Golden Falcon coach Randy Pinkowski had several young players from the 2004 senior class approach him. "They said, 'we are going to be the best team that comes through here...

All-Area - Best racks up 2,000-yard campaign

Walter Best walked around the Charles B. Aycock weight room with a football tightly tucked to his side. He'd spin it every once in a while as he stopped to read a chart or check out a weight bench. Once...

All-Area - Aycock's Turner proven leader on the field

PIKEVILLE -- Read, react, adjust. As a three-year starting linebacker, Charles B. Aycock senior Turner Wood and the Falcon defense seemed to thrive in all three areas -- especially the latter. Two games this season seemed to go a long...

Warrior boys claim 3rd straight victory

After starting the season 0-4, Eastern Wayne's boys basketball team won their third-straight with a 91-78 victory at New Hope over West Craven in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play. The Warriors (3-4 overall) improved their conference slate to 3-1...

Golden Falcon girls collect first ECC win of 2004

PIKEVILLE -- A little intimidated by Kinston's physical play and suffering from missing its key ball-handler, the Charles B. Aycock girls basketball team needed a little spark Friday evening. Lightning struck twice. Head coach Gary Hales received a technical foul...

Goldsboro boys remain unbeaten in ECC 3-A

MOREHEAD CITY -- Goldsboro High remained unbeaten in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play with a nail-biting, 65-62 conquest of West Carteret on Friday evening. Tavon Waters paced four Cougars in double figures with 20 points. De'onta Anderson added 14,...

Narron, Hill pace Rosewood to Carolina 1-A win

Clare Narron and Jessica Hill led three Rosewood players in double figures with 12 points apiece in a 42-37, Class 1-A Carolina Conference victory against Ayden-Grifton Friday evening. The Eagles (2-3) evened their Carolina worksheet at 1-1. "I didn't think...

Greene Central grapplers dominate Bruins

WILSON -- Greene Central prevailed in 10 of 14 weight classes and rolled past Beddingfield 54-24 in a non-conference wrestling match. The Rams improved to 4-4 overall and surpassed last season's win total of three. They are scheduled to wrestle...

Friday, December 10, 2004

OPINION -- Eagle Invitational stacked ... again

Level of competition. A blend of solid programs in every classification. Mat time. Unfamiliar faces. All these elements -- each season -- comprise the annual Eagle Invitational orchestrated by Rosewood High wrestling coach Bill Edmundson. A record 20 schools are...

GHS-N. Lenoir basketball

Slippery floor conditions and humid temperatures forced a late-game suspension between Goldsboro High and North Lenoir's varsity boys basketball teams Thursday evening. Midway through the third period, Goldsboro coach Randy Jordan and North Lenoir coach Paul Dunn III met at...

Prep swimming

Eastern Wayne's girls turned in a dominant performance, while Southern Wayne's boys won their second meet in a row in a four-team, swim meet contested in the Goldsboro Family YMCA pool. Eastern Wayne's girls won ten of the 12 events...

Local basketball

PANTEGO -- Wayne Country Day's Adam Wright posted a game-best 27 points as the Chargers rolled past Terra Ceia 94-54 on the road Thursday. The 94 points marked the third time in seven outings the Chargers (6-1) have scored 90...

Graduate glance

GREENVILLE -- In her third year as head coach of the East Carolina women's basketball team, Sharon Baldwin-Tener has raised her expecations of the team and senior center Shanita Sutton. Sutton, a graduate of Eastern Wayne, has started in all...

Thursday, December 9, 2004

Warrior matmen prevail

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Eastern Wayne benefited from pinfalls and forfeits during its 51-19, non-conference wrestling victory Wednesday evening at Spring Creek. But the Gators claimed a couple of battles -- particularly a nail-biting classic at 119 pounds. The Warriors' Josh...

Evans signs with UNCP

KENLY -- Aware of her dominating presence in the pitcher's circle, UNC Pembroke coach Steve Johnson has kept a watchful eye on North Johnston's Candace Evans. He's followed her to AAU tournaments, been near the dugout during high school games...

Local basketball

CLINTON -- Spring Creek's Josh Bishop scored a game-high 32 points, shooting eight-of-12 from three-point range as the Gators dropped Union 67-65 on Wednesday. Cliff Wilson added 14 points, including four three's, while Chris Wright scored 10 and dished out...

Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Prep basketball -- Saints sweep CBA

DUDLEY -- Balance. The one word summed up Southern Wayne's boys' effort on Tuesday at home against Charles B. Aycock. Fueled by four, double-digit scorers and some key defensive stops down the stretch, the Saints claimed an 80-74 win over...

Prep basketball -- EW splits with West Carteret

Eastern Wayne's Adrian Kendrick and Justin Richardson, and West Carteret's Ausha Graham effectively did their jobs as guards in Tuesday evening's Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference battle. Kendrick and Richardson combined for 21 points in the first half as the...

Prep basketball -- Gator boys climb to 4-1 overall

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Unseasonal temperatures brought warmth and sunshine to the Wayne County area Tuesday. But the temperature inside the Spring Creek gymnasium ascended a little higher, starting with the junior varsity boys' game. Archrivals Spring Creek and North Duplin...

Boys basketball roundup

Goldsboro's Daquan Joyner scored 20 points as the Cougars defeated Washington 70-68 at home on Tuesday in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference tilt. Tim Kornegay and Raheem Loftin added 13 points each for Goldsboro, which improved to 5-0 overall...

Girls basketball roundup

Wayne Country Day's Elle Dubberly led the way with 15 points as the Chargers improved to 4-3 with a 47-26 win at home against Waccamaw Academy on Tuesday. Kristin Grubb added 14 points for the Chargers, while teammate Tiara Brody...

Prep wrestling -- C.B. Aycock grapplers take Washington

WASHINGTON -- The Charles B. Aycock wrestling team recorded the initial takedown in 10 of 13 contested matches and rolled past Washington 58-15 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference match Tuesday. It was the season-opening dual match for the...

MOC roundup -- Coffield CVAC basketball player of the week

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College guard Elton Coffield was named the NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's basketball player of the week on Tuesday. The award is the first this season for a Mount Olive player. Coffield, a...

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Prep basketball roundup

Elizabeth Christopher and Christie Charles earned positions on the all-tournament team after leading Faith Christian Academy to a runner-up spot in their own two-day invitational. Christopher collected 13 points (12 on 3-pointers) in the championship game, but couldn't keep the...

Monday, December 6, 2004

RHS second, EW third in Pierce Davis wrestling tourney

PINETOPS -- Rosewood turned in its best team performance of the year Saturday at the 11th annual Pierce-Davis Memorial. The Eagles picked up 140 points and finished second overall to traditional Class 3-A powerhouse Jacksonville White Oak, which secured the...

CBA wins tourney at Green Hope

MORRISVILLE -- Unsung heroes. Before too long, it might be a tiresome mantra for the Charles B. Aycock wrestling team. But until the idea wears off, the Golden Falcons plan to use it as their calling card during the early...

Prep wrestling roundup

KENLY -- Manny Banks earned North Johnston's first-ever victory on the mat and first-ever pin in a season-opening, 31-30 loss to Durham School of the Arts on Friday. Banks, who competed at 215 pounds, needed one minute and three...

Prep basketball roundup

Stacie McCary tallied a team-leading 13 points, but it wasn't enough in Wayne Christian's 50-42 loss against Cape Fear Christian in a Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference battle Friday. "Cape Fear came in with a 6-1 record and I knew...

Sunday, December 5, 2004

MOC clips Erskine at home

MOUNT OLIVE -- Elton Coffield continued his torrid, early-season scoring pace Saturday evening. A sophomore from Williamston, Coffield collected a game-high 23 points and helped Mount Olive College ease past Erskine (S.C.) College 68-60 at College Hall. It was the...

Trojan women drop Flying Feet

MOUNT OLIVE -- Defense and rebounding factored into Mount Olive's 57-41 victory against Erskine (S.C.) College on Saturday afternoon. Junior forward Teneal Boone notched a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) for the Trojans, who dominated the boards 46-25. Mount Olive...

Cougars post ECC sweep

Goldsboro High's varsity basketball teams kept a pair of winning streaks intact at the expense of Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference foe West Craven on Friday evening. The Cougar boys employed a smothering full-court zone press that created numerous offensive...

CBA splits with South Johnston

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's girls team got their first win of the season, 45-30, over South Johnston, while the Falcon boys gave their undefeated guests all they could handle before succumbing, 72-55. With two winless teams squaring off in...

Rosewood teams come alive in the second half

With the Class 1-A Carolina Conference schedule beginning Tuesday, Rosewood's girls and boys basketball teams displayed the kind of second-half performances on Friday against Lakewood that should give them plenty of confidence heading into their league openers on Tuesday at...

WCDS boys cruise past Parrott

Wayne Country Day's boys rode into Kinston and defeated Arendell Parrott Academy 66-51 at Ellis Simon Gymnasium. The other Patriots squads fared batter. The girls team pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 50-33 win. "Randy Tilley is a...

Boys hoops

WASHINGTON -- Eastern Wayne's Justin Richardson poured in 22 points as the Warriors claimed a 72-63 win at Washington on Friday night. The win was Eastern Wayne's first of the season as it improved to 1-4 overall and 1-1 against...

Girls boys roundup

WASHINGTON -- Eastern Wayne's Sierra King scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Warriors to a 57-39 win at Washington on Friday. The Warriors (2-3 overall) improved to 2-0 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference heading into Tuesday's...

Langston wins WRAL award

On Wednesday, Danny Langston, a senior at Rosewood High School was awarded WRAL's Extra Effort Award by Tom Suiter. The award honors the best and brightest North Carolina high school athletes. Langston is a three-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and...

Friday, December 3, 2004

Prep basketball

Charger boys take first loss of season SMITHFIELD -- Wayne Country Day's Spenser Briggs scored 11 points in a tough, 40-37 loss at Smithfield-Selma on Wednesday. The Spartans shot 12-for-13 from the free-throw line on the game, including six-of-six in...

Trojan women ready for CVAC opener

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College women's basketball team plays its first home game of the 2004-05 season Saturday as the Trojans play host to Erskine in the two teams' NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference opener. Tip-off is...

MOC men averaging 100.6 points per game

MOUNT OLIVE -- Don't be surprised if College Hall turns to darkness Saturday after the Mount Olive College men's basketball game. After all, the Trojans have been shooting the lights out in every game this season. Mount Olive plays its...

Local golf

W. Creek Ladies Golf Linda Cannon and Sue Wilson won the low gross blind partners tournament this week. Faye Franklin won low putts. Walnut Creek ladies will end play for the year with an awards luncheon on Dec. 7 at...

Thursday, December 2, 2004

Prep wrestling -- Rosewood dominates GC

After turning in ninth-place finishes in each of the Falcon Invitational and Turkey Invitational, veteran Rosewood wrestling coach Bill Edmundson didn't know what to expect heading into Wednesday's season-opening dual match against Greene Central. Once the match concluded, Edmundson was...

Wrestling preview -- Bulldogs, Panthers begin first season

PRINCETON -- "Roll 'em out!" The command stirred excitement and anxiety when Princeton coach Terry Braswell and North Johnston coach Ben Williams began the first day of practice at their respective Class 1-A Carolina Conference schools. It also started an...

Prep wrestling roundup

WASHINGTON -- Southern Wayne began Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action with a resounding 52-18 victory against Washington on Tuesday evening. The Saints prevailed in nine of 14 weight classes and climbed to 2-1 overall. They return to the mats...

Prep basketball roundup

Charles B. Aycock's Santavin Poole scored 21 points for the second time this season against Wilson Beddingfield as the Golden Falcons claimed a 76-71 win at home over the Bruins on Wednesday. Chris Foreman posted a career-high, 16-point effort for...

Prep swimming roundup

Southern Wayne's boys swim team captured their first-ever meet in school history on Tuesday at the Goldsboro Family YMCA with a team score of 68. The Saints scored in all 11 events in claiming the win. South Central's boys took...

Coffeild paces Trojans

CONCORD, W. Va. -- Elton Coffield scored a career-high 31 points and Mount Olive shot 71.6 percent from the field as the Trojans defeated Concord (W. Va.) College 119-96 in non-conference NCAA II men's basketball action Wednesday evening. The Trojans...

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Cougars dominate Aycock

One day after a pair of tough contests against Southeast Raleigh, Goldsboro's basketball teams made impressive showings in their Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener Tuesday against Charles B. Aycock. Keyed by the post scoring and rebounding of Ashelyn James...

Saints erase deficit, knock off Kinston

DUDLEY -- The Kinston mystique. The long-standing tradition surrounding Kinston basketball is enough to make anyone cringe and play a little passive when the Vikings venture into an opponent's gym. For one half, Southern Wayne's boys seemed bothered by the...

Warrior girls prevail in overtime; boys lose fourth-quarter lead

Both basketball games played at New Hope Tuesday night went down to the wire as Eastern Wayne split a doubleheader with South Central. Coach Brent Holland's Lady Warriors picked up their first win of the season, 58-57. The girls' record...

North Lenoir girls pound Panthers

LAGRANGE -- For the first time in the 2004-05 season, the North Lenoir girls basketball team trailed in a game. Alas, the deficit only lasted 15 seconds. After falling behind 2-1 to visiting East Duplin, the Hawks went on a...

Boys hoops roundup

Rosewood's Danny Langston scored 14 points as the Eagles emerged with a 56-47 win in their season opener at home against Midway. Antell Richards added 12 points for Rosewood, which jumped out to a 23-12 lead after the first quarter....

Girls hoops roundup

GREENVILLE -- Wayne Christian School's Stacie McCary scored 13 points to help boost the Eagles to a 43-36 road victory at Trinity of Greenville. Brooke Norris added eight points for Wayne Christian, while Ashley Clark and Jennica Botonis each chipped...

Prep wrestling roundup

WINTERVILLE -- First-year wrestler Shaun Leftdridge earned an important pinfall at 130 pounds and helped Eastern Wayne ease past South Central 42-30 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference wrestling match Tuesday evening. Leftdridge put Alaric Rouse on his back...

MOC set to take on Concord in West Virginia

MOUNT OLIVE -- Looking at Mount Olive College men's basketball early-season schedule, one would think the Trojans have moved from the NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC). The Trojans don't play their...