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Monday, January 31, 2005

Wood, CBA successfully defend ECC tournament crowns

WINTERVILLE -- Turner Wood blushed as his Charles B. Aycock teammates cheered and proud parents asked him to smile for the numerous cameras flashing in the South Central gym Saturday afternoon. A bright gold medal draped against his blue uniform...

Rosewood emerges C/T-RC champion

Less than 72 hours after seizing its sixth consecutive regular-season conference championship, Rosewood returned to the mat Saturday and turned in a dominating effort. The Eagles crowned 11 individual Class 1-A Carolina/Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference champions and amassed a whopping 319.5...

Prep wrestling box scores

2005 Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference Championships (at South Central HS, Winterville) Team scores 1. C.B. Aycock 222.5 2. West Carteret 148.5 3. Eastern Wayne 78.5 4. South Central 70 5. Southern Wayne 60 6. Washington 54 7. West Craven...

MOC's Wijesekera returns from Sri Lanka

MOUNT OLIVE -- During Christmas break, Mount Olive College women's tennis player Samanthi Wijesekera made plans to join friends on a trip to the beach for a barbecue, but her plans had to be changed. Normally, a canceled beach trip...

MOC teams travel to Queens

MOUNT OLIVE -- In the season's first meeting between Mount Olive College and Queens, the result was a 42-point win for the Trojans, an uncharacteristically one-sided result between the two teams. Mount Olive head men's basketball coach Bill Clingan...

Caldwell protest against Garner to be heard

LENOIR -- Nearly a month after a protest was filed by Caldwell County of Garner's North Carolina American Legion baseball championship the matter is set for a decision in Raleigh this Thursday. The N.C. American Legion Baseball Committee, a five-member...

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Gator men maintain Carolina lead

SEVEN SPRINGS -- One run. The Spring Creek men's basketball team's transition and outside shooting strengths were limited in the first half as Rosewood's man-to-man defense helped the Eagles go into the half with confidence -- trailing by just one....

Aycock sweeps W. Craven

PIKEVILLE -- For at least one night, Charles B. Aycock junior forward Santavin Poole knew how it felt to be Christian Laettner. Poole hit a turnaround jumper in the lane with 0.9 seconds remaining -- much like Laettner did to...

Lady Cougars clinch third straight ECC title

Chevoya Jackson couldn't remember the last time she finished a basketball game without a field goal. So, on a night when she struggled offensively, Jackson did the next best thing. The junior point guard recorded a unique double-double -- 10...

SW men thump West Carteret

DUDLEY -- "Their good shooting, coupled with our poor defense and offensive execution added up to that 20 point margin." That was the equation employed by West Cartaret men's basketball coach Craig McClanahan rationalizing the 77-55 thumping his Patriots...

Boys roundup

HALIFAX -- Adam Wright scored a game-high 21 points to lead four Chargers in double figures as the Wayne Country Day men's basketball team cruised past Halifax Academy 68-26 on Friday night. Oscar Ball and Spenser Briggs added 12 points...

Girls roundup

PRINCETON -- Princeton's C.C. Sanders posted 15 of her 21 points in the fourth period as the Bulldogs defeated North Duplin 58-41 in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference game at home on Friday. The win improved Princeton (8-11 overall) to...

RHS men, Jaguar women win Carolina indoor track titles

Rosewood's men and Farmville Central's women seized the Class 1-A Carolina Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, respectively, contested Wednesday afternoon at Rosewood. James Reusch emerged a triple winner as the Eagle men collected 117 points, compared to runner-up Farmville...

MOC basketball games cancelled

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's men's and women's basketball games at Limestone, scheduled for Saturday, have been postponed due to hazardous road conditions caused by a mix of snow and freezing rain in the central and western areas of North...

Friday, January 28, 2005

Mount Olive and St. Andrews

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Mount Olive guard Maurice Horton (00) drives hard to the hoop as teammate Sharome Holloway looks on. The Trojans improved to 8-1 in CVAC play Thursday night, keeping place with Pfeiffer University in a heated battle for...

MOC men earn St. Andrews' respect

MOUNT OLIVE - The Mount Olive College men's basketball team was in search of a little respect Thursday night. Picking up another win in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference play was just the icing on the cake. Senior center Sharome Holloway came...

Opinion: Depth charge sinks Blue Devils

DURHAM - The Duke men's basketball team seemed two games away from its toughest stretch of the season -- facing Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and North Carolina within one week starting on Feb. 2. Wednesday night, an inconsistent Maryland team...

MOC women drop third straight CVAC game

MOUNT OLIVE - An old nemesis, disguised in St. Andrews' blue uniforms, revisited College Hall and haunted -- as it has in the past -- the Mount Olive College women's basketball team. The Knights effectively utilized a 3-2 zone that...

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Seminoles snap 26-game ACC road losing streak at N.C. State

RALEIGH - Although recent history suggests otherwise, Florida State proved Wednesday night it actually can win on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Von Wafer connected on 5-of-7 attempts from behind the 3-point arc and finished with a game-high...

Goldsboro women clinch another ECC regular-season crown

WASHINGTON - Conference champs ... again. The Goldsboro High women's basketball team claimed a share of its third consecutive Class 3-A Eastern Carolina regular-season title with a 50-31 conquest of Washington on Wednesday evening. The Cougars extended their ECC regular-season...

MOC men move up to No. 6 in poll

MOUNT OLIVE - Mount Olive moved up one spot to No. 6 in this week's NCAA Division II men's basketball East Region poll released Wednesday. This week's ranking is the highest yet this season for the Trojans, who are on...

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Princeton and Spring Creek

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Spring Creek point guard Cliff Wilson drives the baseline as Princeton's Patrick Bunch moves in to defend. Wilson hit four 3-pointers for the Gators. For more information see Yutzy, Princeton shoot down Spring Creek....

Yutzy, Princeton shoot down Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS - Life among the state's elite programs is obviously agreeing with the Princeton men's basketball team. Karter Yutzy scored a game-high 27 points and was 9-of-11 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter as the visiting Bulldogs...

C.B. Aycock wrestlers close regular season strong

PIKEVILLE - Although the final score indicates a dominating performance, several individual bouts ended in thrilling fashion Tuesday evening on the Charles B. Aycock wrestling mat. The Golden Falcons recorded the initial takedown in 10 of 11 contested matches and...

Goldsboro High women win 27th straight ECC game

Facing vastly different scenarios, both Goldsboro varsity basketball teams got a lot of minutes out of their reserve players in the second half against West Carteret at home on Tuesday. The Lady Cougars started their game on an 11-0 run...

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Faith Christian men move to 16-2

Dressed in street clothes, injured starters Jonathan McNeese and Aaron Sladick have become vocal bench leaders for the Faith Christian Academy men's basketball team. McNeese is recovering from a broken leg, while Sladick is recuperating from a severe ankle sprain....

Graduate glance

WCDS alum making waves LEXINGTON, Va. - In just his second season at Division III Washington and Lee University, Wayne Country Day alumnus Maxwell Pike is making impressive waves in the swimming pool -- and in the classroom. On Jan....

Monday, January 24, 2005

Jordan shuffling basketball schedules

The possibility of inclement weather kept the Goldsboro High men's and women's basketball teams home Friday evening. Principals from Goldsboro and Washington agreed to postpone and reschedule the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference games because of possible snow flurries and...

Forrest, Robinson earn all-ECC honors in swim meet

Charles B. Aycock's Garrett Forrest and Eastern Wayne's Ashley Robinson each claimed a pair of individual titles in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference swimming championships contested Saturday morning at the Goldsboro Family Y. Forrest, a sophomore, touched the wall...

Sunday, January 23, 2005

First-place Spring Creek explodes on North Duplin

CALYPSO - No comeback this time. Spring Creek's varsity men found their offensive rhythm early, posted a 31-point first quarter and turned back archrival North Duplin 94-61 in Class 1-A Carolina Conference play Friday evening. Lauren Blackmore netted a career-high...

Mount Olive men win fourth straight

From staff reports ANDERSON, S.C. - Mount Olive outscored Anderson College 14-5 over the final 31/2 minutes to pull out an 81-72, NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference victory Saturday afternoon at the Abney Center. Mount Olive, 13-2 overall and...

Ziemer's clutch free throws lift WCDS women

Two free throws from Laura Ziemer. That's all the Wayne Country Day women's basketball team needed to overcome 21 turnovers. Ziemer converted two free-throw attempts with 3.2 seconds remaining, and senior forward Christin Grubb scored a game-high 18 points as...

Saints escape C.B. Aycock with ECC victory

PIKEVILLE - On a team that has been balanced all season, Southern Wayne's Delawn Armwood had the hot hand on Friday night at Charles B. Aycock. It was certainly within the realm of possibility for him to take the final...

MOC tennis teams to aid tsunami victims

MOUNT OLIVE - The Mount Olive College men's and women's tennis teams will conduct a series of tennis clinics on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the John Neal Walker Tennis Center on the campus of Mount Olive College. Proceeds from...

Farmville Central sweeps Rosewood in Carolina 1-A action

Final scores of Friday night's Rosewood-Farmville Central basketball games hardly tell the tale of being oh so close, and yet so far. The same bad dream kept coming true. Not only did the Eagles drop both contests to the visiting...

Anderson hands MOC women second straight defeat

ANDERSON, S.C. - Deidra Langston scored 29 points, and Stephanie Ponds added 20 to lead the 10th-ranked Anderson College women's basketball team to an 82-47 rout of Mount Olive in their NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference game Saturday afternoon...

Eastern Wayne wrestlers continue late-season surge

The Eastern Wayne wrestling team continued its late-season surge by claiming a tri-meet Friday evening against county rival Rosewood and South Johnston. The Warriors knocked off the Eagles for the second time this season, 39-36, and nearly doubled up the...

Friday, January 21, 2005

OPINION - Coming soon: The Boys of summer

Can you hear it? The roar from the crowd? The umpire calling a strike? A concession worker walking the stands shouting "popcorn, peanuts!" The familiar crack of the wooden bat or "tink" of the aluminum as a batter connects with...

MOC hoops teams visit Anderson on Saturday

The Mount Olive College men's basketball team received some good news this week when the Trojans moved into the top eight in the NCAA Division II East Regional rankings. Now the Trojans have to pass a tough road test this...

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Mount Olive climbs to No. 7 in East Region poll

MOUNT OLIVE - Mount Olive College men's basketball team moved up three spots to No. 7 in this week's NCAA Division II East Region poll, which was released Wednesday afternoon. The Trojans have won six of their last seven games...

OPINION -- Help wanted at Goldsboro High

Even with his team in the thick of the race for one of the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference's five NCHSAA playoff berths, the mind of Goldsboro High men's basketball coach Randy Jordan can't help but turn to tennis and...

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Swim meet

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Ashley Robinson of Eastern Wayne High School swims the third leg of the 200-medley relay during a swim meet Tuesday at the Goldsboro YMCA. Robinson took home medals in both the 200 medley and 500 freestyle, while...

South Central knocks Southern Wayne from first place in ECC

DUDLEY - Mike Connelley scanned the stat sheets spread out on his desk. Only one statistic, turnovers, glared before him while another intangible -- patience -- bothered the first-year Southern Wayne boys' basketball coach. Free throws hurt the Saints, too....

Trojan men ranked 32nd nationally

MOUNT OLIVE - Mount Olive is the 32nd-highest vote-getter in this week's NABC Division II Men's Basketball Top 25 released Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans received seven points in the poll, as voted on by the National Association of Basketball Coaches....

Spring Creek wins first-place battle at N. Johnston

KENLY - It's been 39 years since the North Johnston men's basketball team last claimed a conference championship. Spring Creek did its best Tuesday night to ensure that the Panthers will have to wait at least one more season for...

Eagles slow Yutzy, but Dawgs still prevail

PRINCETON - Rosewood men's basketball coach Daniel Mitchell outlined a defensive game plan for his team before their matchup at archrival Princeton. "We know he's (Karter Yutzy) a good scorer and a great basketball player. We wanted to make the...

Eastern Wayne women remain unbeaten in pool

Eastern Wayne's women's swim team remained undefeated with a first-place finish in a four-team meet at the Goldsboro YMCA on Tuesday. The Warriors took first in nine events out of 11 on the day. Ashley Robinson claimed the 200 individual...

Eastern Wayne basketball teams sweep visiting Pam Pack

There's no place like home. After playing six of their last seven games on the road, the nomadic Eastern Wayne basketball teams returned to New Hope and kept their Class 3-A Eastern Carolina postseason hopes alive with a sweep over...

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Mount Olive and Belmont Abby

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Mount Olive junior guard Victor Young drives past Belmont Abbey defender Damien Humphrey during the first half at College Hall on Monday night. Also seen is Crusaders coach Dale Kuhl, left. The Trojans improved 6-1 in CVAC...

Front-running MOC men move to 6-1 in league

MOUNT OLIVE - This one wasn't always pretty. In fact, there were times when it was downright ugly. But by the end, the Mount Olive College men's basketball team had done more than enough to stay on top of the...

MOC women knocked into three-way tie atop CVAC

MOUNT OLIVE - Holding opponents to 55.8 points per contest, Mount Olive's women's basketball team is usually in position for a big win when it puts up 69 points. An undersized, but effective Belmont Abbey had other ideas. The Crusaders,...

Monday, January 17, 2005

33rd Annual George Whitfield Baseball Clinic

News-Argus/Dennis Hill North Lenoir High School coach Jim Montague talks about handling a bunt during the 33rd Annual George Whitfield Baseball Clinic at Goldsboro High School on Saturday. Several high-profile college coaches and MLB scouts were in attendance. For...

Much love and respect for Whitfield at clinic

Old friends and the next generation of local baseball stars -- both were on full display Saturday during the star-studded 33rd Annual George Whitfield Baseball Clinic at Goldsboro High School. And, as always, there was a lot of love and...

MOC teams host Belmont-Abbey

The Mount Olive College men's basketball team hopes to keep its lead in the conference standings as the Trojans play host to Belmont Abbey in NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference action tonight. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. at College Hall....

PREP WRESTLING: S. Wayne-Rosewood grapplers stage classic final

WINTERVILLE -- Wayne County wrestling rivals Southern Wayne and Rosewood threw the records when competing in the championship match of the South Central Duals, but they did need a rulebook to determine the winner. Michael Sanders' second-period pin of the...

Goldsboro native headed for athletics directors HOF

CHAPEL HILL - Four members have been named by the North Carolina High School Athletics Directors Association as the 11th class for induction in its own Hall of Fame. The new NCADA Hall of Famers include Alton "Tunney" Brooks of...

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Whitfield buys ECAP

Local legend George Whitfield now has one more baseball tie to Wayne County. One more big tie. Whitfield, during his annual clinic at Goldsboro High School on Saturday, confirmed to the News-Argus that he and two business partners have purchased...

ECC 3-A -- Saints defeat Kinston on road

KINSTON -- Kinston High School men's coach Wells Gulledge knew Southern Wayne's Akeem Royal was a great player before Friday's game at Viking Gym. Royal proved Gulledge correct by scoring 19 of his game-high 22 points in the first half...

ECC 3-A -- Goldsboro girls benefit from fourth-quarter technical

PIKEVILLE -- According to Goldsboro High School women's basketball coach Gladys McClary, her team passed a test worthy of collegiate finals on Friday night. Junior guard Chevoya Jackson scored a game-high 19 points, and the Lady Cougars closed the third...

CPIC -- Chargers struggle at free throw line

The match-up between Kerr-Vance and Wayne Country Day -- two ranked men's basketball teams in their respective N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association polls -- lived up to the hype. One key facet -- free throws -- prevented the Chargers from...

Carolina 1-A -- Rosewood varsities earn sweep of Rebels

CALYPSO -- Personal fouls and free throw conversions were the determining factors in the Rosewood men's 51-44 victory at North Duplin. The win moved the Eagles (6-8, 3-2) one step closer to coach Daniel Mitchell's goal of .500 at the...

EPC 2-A -- Greene Central upsets North Lenoir ... twice

SNOW HILL -- The Greene Central varsity men's basketball team plans to travel as far as the Waters will take it this season. So far it's turned into a promising and thrilling journey after two contests in Class 2-A Eastern...

Preps -- Sloan, Conquerors ride through Gateway

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Stephen Sloan led three Faith Christian players in double figures with 19 points in a 61-52 conquest of Gateway (Va.) Christian in Mid-Atlantic Christian Athletic Association play. Sloan drained 7 of 8 free throws for the...

CVAC -- Mount Olive come alive defensively in 2nd half

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive entered Saturday's NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference contest with Lees-McRae three games ahead of the Bobcats in the standings. For most of a competitive first half, the difference between the two didn't seem that...

CVAC -- Mount Olive women now 6-0 in league

MOUNT OLIVE -- "Ball, ball, ball!" Assistant coach Brandy Smith shouted the word over and over as Mount Olive applied the defensive pressure on possession after possession. Eight minutes into the game, the Trojans had collected nearly as many field...

Friday, January 14, 2005

Williams, Ewing shut down Wolfpack

RALEIGH -- By all preseason accounts, this was supposed to be N.C. State's time to make a degree of headway against the rest of the Big Four. Duke obviously didn't get the memo. Shelden Williams scored a game-high 22 points,...

Horton overcomes injury, Rouse has double-double

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Mount Olive entered Thursday's game at Coker in a three-way tie for second place in the NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's basketball standings. By the time the final horn sounded, the Trojans were in sole...

Harvey, Boone lead MOC women in victory

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Perhaps the only thing better than the Mount Olive College women's basketball team remaining unbeaten in conference play was assistant coach Brandy Smith's reaction after learning the only other unbeaten team suffered its first conference loss. Latoria...

MOC men/women among NCAA stat leaders

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive men's basketball is ranked in the top three in the nation in scoring offense, scoring margin and field goal percentage; while Mount Olive women's basketball continues to be ranked in the top 10 in rebound...

Thursday, January 13, 2005

No. 18 Cincinnati survives ECU upset bid

GREENVILLE - East Carolina is attacking the early, grueling portion of its Conference USA schedule with a workman-like attitude. But the Pirates haven't been able to finish the job. Despite holding Cincinnati (13-1, 3-0 CUSA) without a field goal in...

Hobbton men down Rosewood in non-conference clash

NEWTON GROVE - With their offense struggling to make shots and set up plays, the Hobbton men's basketball was able to fend of Rosewood on Wednesday night for a 47-39 non-conference win. The victory was the Wildcats' third straight. The...

MOC men look to rebound at Coker

MOUNT OLIVE - If the pace of Mount Olive's men's basketball game against Pfeiffer Monday was like a NASCAR race, the pace of tonight's game against Coker may be more akin to a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter....

PREVIEW: 33rd Whitfield Baseball Clinic

As per usual, the 33rd annual edition of the George Whitfield Baseball Clinic will be a who's who of regional coaching names. Head coaches from Mount Olive College; East Carolina; Campbell University; Wake Forest; UNC-Wilmington; Barton College; Methodist College and...

Prep roundup: Wayne Christian women top conference foe

WILSON - Wayne Christian's Ashley Clark scored 12 points to help boost the Eagles to a 44-39 win over Community Christian of Wilson in Carolina Christian 1-A Conference play. Katie Daniels and Brittany Sullivan added 11 points each for Wayne...

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Spring Creek men take control of Carolina 1-A

SEVEN SPRINGS -- This just in: Josh Bishop is good. Oh, and the Spring Creek men's basketball team now leads the Class 1-A Carolina Conference standings. Bishop scored a game-high 25 points and handed out five assists, and Dalrese Bell...

Eastern Wayne wrestlers pin loss on rival Saints

Just minutes before the opening match against archrival Southern Wayne, veteran Eastern Wayne wrestling coach Mike Brown herded his team back into the dressing room. As he closed the door, Brown reminded his team of its pre-season objectives, including earning...

North Johnston women win OT thriller at Rosewood

Fans hoping to see dazzling offensive displays did not get their wish on Tuesday night at Rosewood as both games between the Eagles and rival North Johnston proved to be defensive struggles. The visitors from Johnston County managed to hold...

MOC -- Coffield

MOUNT OLIVE - Elton Coffield has been named the NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's basketball player of the week, it was announced Tuesday. Coffield, who also won the award in early December, becomes the season's first two-time recipient...

Eastern Wayne men fall short at Kinston High

KINSTON - It's not always how you look getting there, it's the end result. That was the case Tuesday night as the Kinston Vikings defeated the Eastern Wayne Warriors 42-41 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference boys basketball Tuesday...

Prep basketball

Poole's last-second shot lifts C.B. Aycock over Pam Pack WASHINGTON - Charles B. Aycock's Santavin Poole dropped in a hook shot in the lane at the buzzer on an assist from Rob Phillips as the Golden Falcons defeated Washington 83-82...

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Pfeiffer and Mount Olive

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Mount Olive's Elijah Rouse, right, makes a move toward the basket against Pfeiffer's Dele Ojo. For more information see Falcons soar to CVAC lead at Mount Olive's expense....

Falcons soar to CVAC lead at Mount Olive's expense

MOUNT OLIVE - The Pfeiffer University men's basketball team made certain there would be no miracle shot at the end of this visit to College Hall. The Falcons, ranked ninth in the latest NCAA Division II East Region poll, avenged...

MOC women remain unbeaten in conference play

MOUNT OLIVE - Double-teamed throughout the first half, Latoria Harvey decided to focus on defense and help prevent Pfeiffer University from gaining any considerable offensive momentum. The 5-foot-11 senior grabbed numerous offensive rebounds to keep possessions alive for Mount Olive...

North Lenoir halts visiting Cougars

LAGRANGE - The youthful Goldsboro men's basketball team withstood every run North Lenoir senior Justin Dunn and his teammates made -- except the last one. The Cougars led all the way from the opening tip-off until the final two minutes,...

Monday, January 10, 2005

Pfeiffer visits MOC tonight in key CVAC battle

MOUNT OLIVE - The last time the Mount Olive and Pfeiffer men's basketball teams hooked up in College Hall, the result was a game for the ages, a contest that saw both teams eclipse the century mark and that was...

C.B. Aycock grapplers defend title

PIKEVILLE - Although the Charles B. Aycock wrestling team easily continues to scale a tall mountain with a mix of youth and experience, it has yet to reach the peak according to head coach Kevin Smith. After Saturday's performance in...

Sunday, January 9, 2005

Mount Olive men crowns visiting Queens

MOUNT OLIVE -- A pleasant surprise. A great defensive effort. No one would argue with veteran men's basketball coach Bill Clingan's assessment of Mount Olive College's 104-62 dismantling of Queens University of Charlotte on Saturday evening at College Hall. Six...

MOC women hold off fiesty Royals

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nothing was going to stop the Mount Olive women's basketball team from remaining undefeated in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference. Not a car accident the previous night and not even a better-than-advertised group of Royals. Senior guard Ladora...

Goldsboro High teams sweep at S. Wayne

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne entered Friday's contest against county rival Goldsboro as the lone unbeaten team in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference ranks. The Saints no longer hold that distinction. Goldsboro held Southern Wayne without a field goal in...

Blue Devils upset N. Lenior

DEEP RUN -- South Lenoir coach Jimmy Smith stood in the middle of the Munn Gymnasium basketball court, surrounded by hundreds of cheering Blue Devils' supporters. He was crying, but he didn't care who saw him. South Lenoir had just...

E. Wayne splits at C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Quaneisha Milner made a believer out of Eastern Wayne women's basketball coach Brent Holland. Charles B. Aycock's junior point guard did a number on Holland's team, too. Milner scored 10 points and dished out five assists -- including...

Gators improve to 3-1 in Class 1-A Carolina Conference

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Before his free throws Friday night against Farmville Central, Spring Creek's Chris Wright spun the ball, took two dribbles, then swirled the ball behind his back. It was the first time the senior guard used the pre-shot...

Princeton-N. Johnston

PRINCETON -- A standing-room-only crowd at Princeton was treated Friday night to another chapter in the heated cross-county basketball rivalry between the Bulldogs and North Johnston. The teams split in two extremely physical Class 1-A Carolina games. North Johnston cruised...

Prep basketball roundup

The third meeting in a 20-day span between Wayne Country Day and Rosewood ended in the same fashion Friday evening. Spenser Briggs sizzled the nets for a game-high 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 66-36 non-conference victory in...

Fall state Wachovia Cup standings

CHAPEL HILL -- Charles B. Aycock (Class 3-A), Greene Central (Class 2-A) and Rosewood (Class 1-A) were among the top 14 in their respective classifications in the fall sports, according to the Wachovia Cup standings released by the N.C. High...

Friday, January 7, 2005

Trojan triumph -- Young's free throws preserve victory

WILSON -- "40." Veteran Mount Olive men's basketball coach Bill Clingan wrote the two, simple digits on the chalkboard before his team's game at archrival Barton College, because he knew it would take a 40-minute effort to come out of...

Trojan triumph -- Harvey's layup seals key road win

WILSON -- Mount Olive head women's basketball coach Wendy Lawrence says Thursday night's game against Barton came down to one thing: a senior who "refused to lose." Latoria Harvey's basket off Shenetta Moye's bounce pass with 3.5 seconds left broke...

Graduate Glance -- Thornton, Colts ready for Broncos

INDIANAPOLIS -- Five meetings in three seasons. One would expect two teams with so much familiarity to be in the same division. Not so, when it comes to the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. Last week, the Broncos -- with...

Prep basketball

Conquerors handed just second defeat of season Faith Christian's Stephen Sloan scored 13 points as the Conquerors fell for only the second time this season in a 54-40 loss at home to Fellowship Christian on Thursday. Josh Brannan added nine...

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Prep basketball -- Howell sparks Eagles past Hobbton

Senior guard Matt Howell scored nine fourth-quarter points Wednesday night to lead the Rosewood men's basketball team out of a tight spot and into the win column. Howell recorded a 3-pointer and two open layups as part of a 13-0...

Rosewood and Hobbton

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Rosewood's Holt Rains puts up a shot against Hobbton on Wednesday at the Eagles' gymnasium, while teammates Kyle Grey (44), right, and Danny Langston (22), left, look on. For more information see Prep basketball -- Howell sparks...

Prep basketball roundup

CALYPSO -- Karter Yutzy scored a game-high 32 points wednesday night as visiting Princeton downed North Duplin 68-46 in Class 1-A Carolina Conference action. The Bulldogs outscored the Rebels 23-8 in the first quarter and never let up, improving to...

MOC-Barton renew rivalry

The Mount Olive men's basketball team shouldn't have any trouble getting motivated for tonight's game at Barton. After all, it is a conference game against the Trojans' arch-rival. For added motivation, Mount Olive enters the contest looking up at Barton...

Trojans ranked among national leaders

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive men's basketball is ranked No. 2 in scoring offense and field goal percentage, while Mount Olive women's basketball is ranked in the top 10 in rebound margin and scoring defense in this week's NCAA Division...

Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Goldsboro and Kinston

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Goldsboro High's Tim Kornegay, with ball, looks for some room underneath the basket against Kinston's Calvin Miller (31) and another Viking defender during Tuesday's game at the Cougar Den. For more information see Kinston shuts down Joyner,...

Kinston shuts down Joyner, deals youth-laden Cougars an ECC defeat

Perhaps the only thing the Kinston High School men's basketball team needed was a little senior leadership at the point. Senior guard Darryl Jones scored a game-high 16 points and dished out 10 assists, and the youthful Vikings held standout...

So. Wayne boys escape in overtime

Southern Wayne's men's basketball team seems to have put a disappointing 1-2 showing at the White Oak Christmas Tournament behind them. The Saints jumped back into conference play, picking up where they left off in 2004 with a 71-67 overtime...

Conditioned Falcons top Saints

DUDLEY -- The whistle blew and the official raised his left arm indicating two takedown points for red. Charles B. Aycock fans roared their approval, while shock registered on the faces of Southern Wayne's wrestlers. Aycock's Derek Lancaster climbed to...

Rosewood boys rally past Spring Creek

The Rosewood Eagles resumed Class 1-A Carolina Conference play last night, sweeping their doubleheader against rival Spring Creek. The women's game was all Eagles as Rosewood claimed a 56-22 win. The Rosewood men came back to win late in the...

Pats knock off Warriors

Eastern Wayne failed to score any points after the 112-pound match as West Carteret, the two-time defending Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference champ, prevailed 53-15 on Tuesday evening in New Hope. The Warriors claimed an 8-0 lead after back-to-back victories...

Speed, athleticism propel South Central past C.B. Aycock

WINTERVILLE -- Speed and athleticism have been synonymous with the South Central boys basketball team this season. The Falcons displayed those characteristics Tuesday night, sprinting up and down the hardwood on their way to an 88-72 victory over C.B. Aycock....

Prep basketball

Lomonaco, Panthers upend Jaguars KENLY -- North Johnston's Jake Lomonaco scored 19 points to help boost the Panthers to a 63-50 victory over Farmville Central on Tuesday. The win improves the Panthers to 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the Class...

Tuesday, January 4, 2005

News-Argus announces new sports editor -- Neil Fuller Arrives

Neil Fuller has been appointed sports editor of the Goldsboro News-Argus. Fuller is a former copy editor for Nando, a Raleigh-based Internet site where he was responsible for sports and political content. Earlier, he was associate sports editor of the...

Coffield scores 19 in MOC road win

FLORENCE, S.C. -- In a matchup of participants in last year's NCAA Division II men's basketball championship, Mount Olive defeated Francis Marion 89-63 in non-conference action Monday at Florence, S.C. Elton Coffield led four players in double figures with 19...

Vaughan, Richardson too much for Trojan women

PEMBROKE -- Kristin Vaughan scored 19 points and UNC Pembroke shot 75 percent from the field in the second half to defeat Mount Olive 59-41 in non-conference women's basketball Monday. Danielle Richardson added 16 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked...

Monday, January 3, 2005

MOC briefs

After a layoff of more than two weeks, the Mount Olive men's basketball team plays four games in a span of eight days, starting tonight against a team that reached last year's NCAA II "Sweet 16." Mount Olive returns to...

Sunday, January 2, 2005

Local 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...