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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Falcons pound Wilson Fike

PIKEVILLE -- Although the high school volleyball season is less than two weeks old, the one main characteristic -- senior leadership -- every coach seeks finally surfaced for one team Tuesday afternoon. Disgruntled with letting a six-point lead evaporate and...

Rosewood spikers claim third victim of season

Rosewood turned in a solid, all-around performance and improved its record to 3-0 after a sweep of county foe Southern Wayne on Tuesday at home. The Eagles topped the Saints 25-9, 25-19, 25-17. Rosewood coach Jennifer Cochran listed serving and...

Prep sports

Rosewood netters claim season opener MOUNT OLIVE -- Rosewood triumphed in two of three doubles matches and dealt Southern Wayne a 6-3 loss in the season opener for both teams Tuesday afternoon. The teams played at Mount Olive College. Kayce...

Kinston doubles up 'Hogs

WINSTON-SALEM -- The Kinston Indians won for the fourth time in five games Tuesday night as the Tribe doubled up Winston-Salem 10-5. Kinston Indians improved to 32-32 in the second half and 73-61 overall while the Warthogs slipped to 34-30...

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Wayne Country Day withstands Eagles' best shot

Withstand the early shots from the opponent. Keep your legs and last the distance. In the 90-degree heat and intense humidity, Wayne Country Day's approach in its home soccer match against Rosewood sounded more like a heavyweight fighter than a...

Davis leads Eagles past Chargers

Each time Wayne Christian sophomore Traci Davis stepped to the service line Monday afternoon, Wayne Country Day volleyball coach Juliet Pinder-Jones took a deep breath. The former Mount Olive College standout then clapped her hands and shouted "get ready" to...

K-Tribe takes three of four from Nats

KINSTON--The Kinston Indians kept up their late-season surge Monday night, winning for the 11th time in 14 games 5-2 over Potomac before 663 fans in the final regular season home game at historic Grainger Stadium. Brian Barton's three hits helped...

Prep roundup

WILSON -- Wayne Christian opened its regular season with a 9-0 win at Community Christian of Wilson on Monday. All six singles matches were won in straight sets as Laura Lee Hodson, Mary West, Bianca Wall, Chris Hoeper, Catie Fairchild...

Monday, August 29, 2005

Trojans pull out OT win

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College and Lander University (S.C.) finished the 2004 season tied for fourth in the NCAA Division II Southeast Region rankings. In Sunday's head-to-head matchup in the finale of the Mount Olive College Invitational, it took...

MOC women drill Converse

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Gina Dos Santos and Brittney Robich scored two goals apiece and Lyndsay Brennan recorded four assists to lead Mount Olive to an 8-2 victory over Converse in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's soccer Sunday at Spartanburg. The win...

Prep roundup

WILSON -- Wayne Christian defeated Community Christian 26-24, 25-10 and 25-8 in a three-game sweep on Friday. The match was held at the Eastern N.C. School of the Deaf. The Eagles were led by Traci Davis, who served on 11...

K-Tribe wins wild one

KINSTON -- Sunday night's game at historic Grainger Stadium had a little something for everyone. Six-run inning by the K-Tribe? Check. Eight-run inning by Potomac? Check. Players getting ejected? Check. Fans getting ejected? Check. A crowd of 1,271 going home...

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Outdoors -- Salt water license issue finally passes

The "salt water fishing license" was approved by a conference committee of members of the House and Senate last week. It has some interesting provisions -- one of which is sure to spur a rush for lifetime sportsmen's licenses in...

Bragging rights -- Warriors blank Cougars 26-0

Al Graham would not be denied. Neither would the Eastern Wayne defense. The senior fullback rumbled for three touchdowns and the Warrior defense didn't let Goldsboro's offense inside the red zone all night as Eastern Wayne rolled to a 26-0...

Caston, Carroll spark Mount Olive in opener

MOUNT OLIVE -- Adam Caston and Bradley Carroll scored two goals apiece and Matt Hobbs added a goal and two assists as Mount Olive defeated Chowan 9-0 in the first match of the Mount Olive College Men's Soccer Invitational Saturday...

Spring Creek knocks off Hobbton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Many say a team improves more from game one to game two than any other time during the season. Spring Creek's opening endowment game loss to South Lenoir last week was filled with miscues and inconsistency. This...

Trojans' Dos Santos ties school record at North Greenville

TIGERVILLE, S.C. - Gina Dos Santos tied a school record with four goals as Mount Olive opened the 2005 season with a 5-0 win over North Greenville in non-conference women's soccer Saturday at Tigerville. The win is the 10th in...

Southside cruises past Rosewood

Coming off an appearance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A (small-school) championship game, Chocowinity Southside hasn't skipped a beat. The Seahawks amassed nearly 500 yards of total offense and spoiled Rosewood's season opener with a 60-6 victory...

Futrelle, Steed record hat tricks for Chargers

WILSON -- Will Futrelle and Sam Steed each notched a hat trick (three goals) in Wayne Country Day's 6-1 conquest of Southern Nash in The Brittany -- an inaugural boys' soccer tournament at the J. Burt Gillette Complex -- Saturday...

Pinkowski: Golden Falcons will benefit from loss

CLAYTON -- Charles B. Aycock coach Randy Pinkowski was obviously pleased with a 40-0 win over West Carteret in the Golden Falcons' season opener at home. Still, he believes his team can learn more in the long run from Friday...

MOC men's soccer -- The hunter becomes the hunted

Every program that improves from relative mediocrity to championship quality has to endure this factor -- the hunter now becomes one of the hunted. Mount Olive's men's soccer program now finds itself in that situation, following a 14-5-3 overall finish...

North Duplin suffers season-opening defeat

BEAR CREEK -- North Duplin managed just seven first downs and posted just one touchdown in a 12-6 loss at Chatham Central on Friday in a non-conference contest. The game was the Rebels' season opener. Keyed by James Rives and...

Scarboro scores 'Dawgs' lone touchdown

PRINCETON -- Decarius Scarboro rushed for 126 yards and one touchdown in Princeton's 21-9, non-conference loss Friday evening against North Moore at the Fred Bartholomew Athletic Complex. Scarboro rambled for a 3-yard touchdown run in the final quarter. Colin Parker...

Tigers still seeking first win of 2005

JACKSONVILLE -- Jacksonville Northside scored on a 2-yard run late in the first quarter, accounting for all the scoring in a 7-0 win over James Kenan on Friday. The Tigers fell to 0-2 on the season as they have scored...

Beddingfield batters Rams in non-conference play

By PAUL DURHAM Courtesy Wilson Daily Times WILSON -- In the waning seconds of Wilson Beddingfield's 37-14 thumping of visiting Greene Central on Friday night, Bruins head coach Tom Nelson muttered, "Not pretty," as his team celebrated its home-opener win...

Panthers' Hardison too much for Hawks

By KEITH SPENCE Courtesy Kinston Free Press LAGRANGE -- East Duplin strolled into North Lenoir on Friday and showed why its one of the favorites to win the powerful Class 2-A East Central Conference this season. The Panthers were impressive...

Friday, August 26, 2005

High school tennis

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber C.B. Aycock's Raychel Batts is show during Thursday afternoon's match against Greene Central. For more information see Rams netters edge C.B. Aycock....

Rams netters edge C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- A pair of first-year starters surprised veteran Greene Central women's tennis coach Donald Clark on Thursday afternoon. Senior Elizabeth Cooper and junior Brittany Horton combined for three victories as the Rams turned back archrival Charles B. Aycock 5-4...

Bourgeois tallies pair of second-half goals

Eric Bourgeois collected a pair of second-half goals in Eastern Wayne's 2-0 conquest of North Lenoir in non-conference men's soccer action Thursday evening at Little Big Horn. Bourgeois tallied the game-winning mark in the 55th minute. Jin Lee dribbled past...

Saint defense cages Wallace-Rose Hill

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's defense forced a couple of fumbles, intercepted one pass and turned a blocked punt into a touchdown in its season-opening 16-6 victory against Wallace-Rose Hill on Thursday evening. Tristan Bass blocked a punt and smothered it...

Trojan basketball releases men's 2005-06 schedule

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two exhibition games against Division I teams, playing host to the conference tournament, the renaming of its home arena and the 40th year of a school tradition highlight the 2005-06 Mount Olive College men's basketball season. The...

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Cougars and Warriors to meet in crosstown battle

Rivalry week comes early for two Wayne County teams this season. Former Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opponents Goldsboro and Eastern Wayne begin a series of county battles Friday evening at Little Big Horn. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m....

Prep Volleyball roundup

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's volleyball team jumped out to a 2-0 record after a sweep of Goldsboro at home on Wednesday. The Gators topped the Cougars 25-15, 25-14, 25-14. No further information was provided on Wednesday's match. On Tuesday,...

Prep roundup

CLAYTON -- Charles B. Aycock improved to 2-0 heading into today's match against Greene Central with a 9-0 win at Clayton on Wednesday. Raychel Batts, Carlyn Claiborne, Nicole Taylor, Laine Purcell, Lizzie Sodoma and Emilee Quinn emerged with straight-set singles...

K-Tribe thumps Keys, 11-1

KINSTON -- A night after Frederick manager Bien Figueroa did his talking in the newspaper, the Kinston Indians did their talking on the field. Figueroa, who after Tuesday night's game said, "I know they (Kinston) don't have a good bullpen...

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

MOC women's soccer preview -- Taking it to the next level

Improving from 3-15 to 20-3 and winning a conference tournament in any sport at any level seems like an impossible turnaround. In fact, it was going into 2004 in NCAA Division II women's soccer. Last year, Mount Olive College left...

Prep roundup

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock opened its 2005 women's tennis campaign with an 8-1 thrashing of non-conference foe Southern Nash on Tuesday afternoon. Raychel Batts, Carlyn Claiborne, Nicole Taylor, Laine Purcell, Lizzie Sodoma and Kristen Prosser each collected a straight-set...

ECU closes out camp

GREENVILLE -- First-year head coach Skip Holtz officially closed out his first fall camp at East Carolina as the Pirates wrapped up the NCAA-recognized 20-day preseason period with a physical two-hour, full-pad workout Tuesday afternoon at the Cliff Moore Practice...

K-Tribe hangs on

KINSTON -- Scott Roehl shut out Frederick for seven innings while setting a season-high with eight strikeouts and the bullpen survived a late rally by the Keys as Kinston defeated Frederick 5-4 Tuesday night. The win snapped Frederick's eight-game winning...

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Warriors open with win

Andrew Corley sat behind the fence beside the home bleachers at Eastern Wayne as his team began play in the second half against Wilson Fike. The Wayne County EMS attended to him after the senior suffered a mild concussion --...

Keys beat K-Tribe

KINSTON -- The Kinston Indians blew a four-run lead in the top of the ninth and Frederick won for the eighth straight game, defeating the K-Tribe 6-5 before 636 fans Monday night at historic Grainger Stadium. Frederick improved to 33-21...

Monday, August 22, 2005

ECU preview -- Holtz likes what he sees

GREENVILLE -- First came a canceled flight, followed by a 90-mile drive to another airport for a backup flight that would get Skip Holtz to Memphis several hours later than planned. The return trip wasn't any smoother. There was another...

Sunday, August 21, 2005

W.Cart.-CBA

By DAVID MILLER News-Argus Correspondent PIKEVILLE -- You only get one chance to make that first impression. Playing under a full moon under sauna-like conditions at Hardy Talton Field, Charles B. Aycock football coach Randy Pinkowski's team did not...

SW vs. WC box

West Craven 0 6 0 0 -- 6 So. Wayne 0 0 8 0 -- 8 Second quarter WC -- Moore 5 run (run failed), 5:46. Third quarter SW -- Council 15 run (kick failed), 10:11. SW -- Safety, 2:29....

SW Notes

NOTES: Southern Wayne hits the road next week as the Saints travel to Wallace Rose-Hill. ... On 1st-and-20 in the first quarter, Saints running back Joey Legg ripped off a 46-yard run down to the West Craven 17. ... Hinton...

SC-SL box

By GABE WHISNANT News-Argus Sports Writer DEEP RUN -- On a night where the South Lenoir faithful honored coach Frankie Casey, who passed away in early July at the age of 51, the Blue Devils turned in the kind of...

PHS-SJ

FOUR OAKS -- Princeton led 7-0 after one quarter at South Johnston and trailed just 14-7 at halftime, but eventually fell 35-13 to the Trojans on Friday night in Four Oaks. The Bulldogs (0-1) got on the board late in...

JK at ED

Courtesy Jacksonville Daily News BEULAVILLE -- East Duplin's Travis Aldridge threw for 116 yards and a pair of touchdowns as East Duplin opened the season with a 37-6 victory over James Kenan in a non-conference game. Aldridge added a rushing...

GHS-RM

ROCKY MOUNT -- Goldsboro High departed Rocky Mount's "Runway Stadium" on Friday evening still searching for that elusive season-opening victory with third-year head coach Maurice Jackson. The Cougars entered the contest 0-2 in openers under Jackson's direction with losses against...

GC at Conley gamer

Courtesy Greenville Daily Reflector GREENVILLE -- Since taking over the D.H. Conley football program prior to last season, Vikings' coach Daniel Finn has placed a major emphasis on offseason workouts. During Friday night's endowment game against Greene Central, his team...

Eastern Wayne-West Craven

DUDLEY -- Turns out, eight was enough. Anthony Council ran for 189 yards and a touchdown, and a bend-but-don't-break Southern Wayne defense kept West Craven out of the end zone in the second half -- plus recorded what proved to...

Friday, August 19, 2005

Pirates prep for second scrimmage

GREENVILLE -- The Pirates continued preparations for their second intra-squad scrimmage of preseason camp with a spirited three-hour practice in shells Thursday at the Cliff Moore Practice Complex. After a light fine-tuning session this afternoon, East Carolina will head over...

Kinston falls to Salem

KINSTON -- Jonathan Ash delivered the game-winning two-run double with two outs in the top of the ninth as Salem avoided a sweep and defeated Kinston 4-2 before 1,483 fans at historic Grainger Stadium on Thursday night. The win moved...

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Game of the week -- Injury bug bites Saints

For Saints fans, it's an inauspicious start. At last Friday's scrimmage at Southern Vance in Henderson, Southern Wayne quarterback Michael Holland -- a likely starter -- broke his left arm after he was tackled while scrambling outside of the pocket...

Friday's prep football previews

West Carteret at C.B. Aycock PIKEVILLE -- One of two, first-week battles between former Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opponents with Southern Wayne also hosting West Craven. West Carteret, now in the Coastal Eight 3-A/4-A Conference, is now under the...

Local roundup -- WCDS boys soccer opens with win

RALEIGH -- Wayne Country Day junior Sam Steed scored two goals and dished out one assist as the Chargers opened the season with a 6-1 win at Trinity of Raleigh on Wednesday. Cameron Ford, Hyowon Ha, Will Futrelle and Byron...

K-Tribe wins third straight

KINSTON -- Adam Miller faced just one over the minimum through five shutout innings and four Indians had two-hit nights as Kinston never trailed in a 4-2 win over Salem on Wednesday night. The victory, Kinston's third straight over the...

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

K-Tribe slowly ascending Carolina League South Division ladder

KINSTON -- The Kinston Indians scored four unearned runs off Mitch Talbot with two outs in the decisive fourth inning and went on to defeat Salem 6-2 before 1,144 fans at historic Grainger Stadium on Tuesday night. The win brought...

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Wilson teams top poll

News-Argus/Steve Roush Eastern Wayne backup QB Michael Mintz (11) fires a pass during Friday's scrimmage. The Warriors were picked to finish sixth in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference this season. For more information see XXX.-->...

ECC 3-A football poll -- Falcons 3rd, Saints 4th, Warriors 6th

The addition of traditional Wilson County football powers Hunt and Beddingfield to the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference drew immediate attention when the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced its latest realignment more than a year ago. They already had...

Former Saint, UNC standout Greg Warren plays in first pro game

PITTSBURGH -- Southern Wayne and University of North Carolina graduate and current Pittsburgh Steeler, Greg Warren, participated in his first professional football game on Monday night. In a nationally televised game on ESPN, Pittsburgh defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-31 at...

Kinston rallies in later innings against Salem

KINSTON -- Sean Smith limited Salem to just three singles over six innings and Kinston broke open a pitcher's duel in the latter half of the game, rolling to an 8-4 win over the Avalanche before 737 fans at historic...

Monday, August 15, 2005

MOC fall teams getting ready

Classes may not start until next week, but three Mount Olive College fall sports teams - men's soccer, women's soccer and women's volleyball - already have a week of practice under their belts as they prepare for their 2005 campaigns....

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Outdoors -- Some changes offered for waterfowlers

For the first time since 1991, some waterfowlers could be able to hunt migratory Canada geese for 15 days during January in the 11 counties of the Northeast Hunt Zone. It would be by permit-only and the season limit would...

ECU completes first scrimmage

Courtesy ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Three East Carolina quarterbacks combined on 28-of-55 passing for 310 yards while the Pirates' defensive pressure forced five sacks to highlight ECU's first intra-squad scrimmage of fall preseason camp Saturday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium....

Friday, August 12, 2005

Kinston tops Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Kinston Indians cruised to a 9-3 victory in their series finale at Myrtle Beach as the visiting K-Tribe collected 14 hits and blasted two home runs. Down 1-0 early, Kinston took the lead for good...

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Chargers picked to stay on top of Carolina 1-A

With 2002 and 2003 Class 1-A Carolina Conference champion, Farmville Central, moving up to 2-A, a majority of the league's coaches believe the conference title will still remain in Pitt County -- like it has the last three years. Ayden-Grifton...

Rosewood football

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Rosewood's football team practices its running game during a practice. The Eagles (6-6) claimed second in the league last year with a 5-1 mark....

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

Novella Zambelli won the Play of the day, while Faye Franklin prevailed the low gross winner and Evelyn Rose took low net in this week's Walnut Creek Ladies Golf tournament. Linda Cannon claimed low putts....

Pinkney named ECU's top QB

GREENVILLE -- After reviewing the first five days of workouts and studying practice film late Tuesday night, East Carolina coach Skip Holtz released his quarterbacking depth chart publicly Wednesday. In order to gain as many repetitions as possible throughout the...

Kinston loses in 13

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Steve Pyzik drove in a run in the 13th inning as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans got past the Kinston Indians on Wednesday night, 6-5. Kinston staked claim to an early 2-0 after scoring a run in...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

EPC 2-A Coaches: Rams No. 1

LAGRANGE -- There were no surprises during Tuesday morning's annual Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference football meeting. Coaches welcomed a former league power and an "unknown," but didn't change their minds when picking the preseason favorite. Either Tarboro High or...

ECU practice delayed

GREENVILLE -- A strong mid-afternoon thunderstorm delayed East Carolina's practice for another 90 minutes Tuesday, but once the Pirates opened their drills at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, the intensity remained the same. After being cleared to begin work when lightning left the...

Kinston takes two from Pelicans

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- After a torrential downpour postponed the opener at Myrtle Beach on Monday, the Kinston Indians rained down runs Tuesday, sweeping a doubleheader, 6-4 and 6-0. In the nightcap, the K-Tribe scored three times in the fourth...

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Kinston rained out

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Mother nature made an appearance at Coastal Federal Field on Monday night in the top of the second inning, forcing the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Kinston Indians to suspend play in the series opener. Today at...

ECU football

GREENVILLE -- East Carolina completed its final tune-up before engaging in full gear work with a three-hour practice in shorts and shoulder pads at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Monday afternoon. Beginning today, the Pirates will don full pads for each of...

Monday, August 8, 2005

Kinston loses in 10

KINSTON -- Lynchburg scored six runs in the final four frames and the Kinston bullpen blew a lead for the third time in five days when leading after seven as the Hillcats hung on for a 6-4 win in 10...

Sunday, August 7, 2005

Court Queens -- Goldsboro Country Club Senior 3.0 women's team crowned Southern Sectional champion

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Exhausted mentally and physically from a three-set battle, Sharon Lafevers emerged from the stadium court and rested. As she wound down from the grueling encounter, she watched teammates Gloria Keesee and Bonnie Hunter battle through a third-set...

ECU media day -- Team unity goal leads Holtz to remove jersey names

GREENVILLE -- Game-day vendors might make a little extra money selling football programs at East Carolina this fall. Fans will certainly need them to identify the players. Eager to promote team unity and uproot individualistic goals, first-year Pirates head coach...

Outdoors -- Hall's property gets wildlife certification

The Linda and Gerald Hall property on Airport Road has been certified as an official National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat site. It became one of some 45,000 habitats nationwide recognized by the Wildlife Federation for commitment to attracting a...

Friday, August 5, 2005

Kinston falls to Lynchburg

KINSTON -- The Kinston Indians blew their second seven-inning lead in three nights as Lynchburg scored twice in the top of the eighth to defeat the K-Tribe 3-2 Thursday night. The Hillcats improved to 23-17 in the second half and...

Local activities

Fremont Youth Sports fall baseball Registration for fall baseball in Fremont is under way with final registration on Saturday from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Fremont ballfield. Anyone age 7-13 interested in playing should contact Jason Davis at 242-4147 for...

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Indians hang on

KINSTON -- A night after blowing their first lead after seven innings all year the Kinston Indians rebounded and hung on in the ninth for a 4-3 win over Myrtle Beach before 1,632 fans on Delmont Miller Night at historic...

Sports briefs

CHERRYVILLE -- After six games in three days at the 2005 North Carolina American Legion baseball tournament at Fraley Field, Pitt County has played enough baseball to last a lifetime. After winning their fifth straight game Wednesday night -- a...

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Pelicans rally past K-Tribe

KINSTON -- Myrtle Beach struck for four runs in the top of the eighth and Kinston lost for the first time all year when leading after seven innings as the Pelicans scored a 6-4 win before 845 fans at historic...

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Local activities

Eastern Wayne Pee Wee Football Eastern Wayne Wee Warriors Pee Wee Football has nine openings remaining for the 8-to-10-year old team and four openings left for the 11-12-year-old team. Equipment fitting for the new teams' equipment is under way. Please...

Monday, August 1, 2005

Local football teams back on the field

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Southern Wayne's David Combs (44) goes through drills during this morning's midnight madness. For more information see Waiting 'til the midnight hour -- Goldsboro, Southern Wayne kick off 2005 season....

Waiting 'til the midnight hour -- Goldsboro, Southern Wayne kick off 2005 season

It's here! Goldsboro High and Southern Wayne officially kicked off the 2005 prep football season with respective midnight madness practices at 12:01 this morning. Players armed with pillows, blankets and PS2s filed into the Cougars' locker room nearly two hours...