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Friday, September 30, 2005

Falcons can't stop unbeaten Bruins

PIKEVILLE -- That bull's-eye gets bigger each time Beddingfield's volleyball team enters hostile territory, but no adversary has delivered the decisive, killing blow this season. The Bruins remained unbeaten in 17 outings with a 25-7, 25-7, 22-25, 25-15 victory over...

Eastern Wayne gets past Saints again

Eastern Wayne's volleyball team defeated county rival Southern Wayne for the 13th time in 14 meetings on Thursday in the Warriors' gymnasium. Unlike a three-set win on Sept. 13, this one wasn't easy. The Saints had leads late in all...

Mount Olive college briefs

MOC teams ready for the weekend For Mount Olive head men's soccer coach Jerry Riggs, the remainder of the schedule is not a matter of conference matches or non-conference matches. From here on out, every match is a regional match....

Preps roundup

Aycock tennis team slips past Warriors PIKEVILLE -- Minus its top singles player, Charles B. Aycock escaped Wilson Hunt 5-3 in an exciting Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference contest Thursday afternoon. The top-seeded tandem of Carlyn Claiborne-Laine Purcell rallied from...

Events schedule

ECU Military Appreciation Day East Carolina University will celebrate Military Appreciation Day on Saturday to recognize and honor the sacrifices made by the men and women of the armed forces and their families. ECU faces Southern Miss in a Conference...

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Rosewood and Jones Senior

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Devon Bennett (29) and the Rosewood Eagles (0-4) host Jones Senior (0-5) on Friday night. For more information see The Eagles have landed....

The Eagles have landed

The last time Rosewood's football team had a home date -- over one month ago -- the Eagles were handed a disappointing, 60-6 loss to state-ranked and defending Class 1-A (small school) eastern regional champion Chocowinity Southside. Three-games later, the...

Falcons prevail in overtime

PIKEVILLE -- Emotion. Intensity. Brilliant defense. Missed scoring opportunities. Then ... one timely goal. Rich Holder converted a controversial goal in the first overtime as Charles B. Aycock turned back Eastern Wayne 3-1 and maintained sole possession of first place...

Preps roundup

Rosewood takes Carolina Super Six win LITTLEFIELD -- Rosewood moved one step closer to the Carolina/Super Six 1-A Conference regular-season title with a 9-0 whitewashing of Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles (8-1) remained unbeaten in seven Carolina matches heading...

Trojans men's soccer team falls to UNC-Pembroke

PEMBROKE -- Junior Jose Sanchez scored the only goal of the night to lead No. 24 UNC-Pembroke to a 1-0 upset over seventh ranked and previously unbeaten Mount Olive in men's soccer action Wednesday night in front of 233 fans...

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Rosewood and Princeton

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Rosewood's Kasey Grey (10) blocks a tip by Princeton's Brittany Rose (9) during Tuesday's match. The Eagles won the contest 25-8, 25-16, 25-23. For more information see Eagles still perfect....

Eagles still perfect

Still perfect. Rosewood swept archrival Princeton 25-8, 25-16, 25-23 and completed first-half play unbeaten on the Class 1-A Carolina Conference volleyball scene Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles extended their school-record win streak to 13 matches, including a 5-0 worksheet against league...

Revenge is sweet for Chargers

The last time Rocky Mount Academy visited Wayne Country Day, the Eagles escaped with a 3-2 win and the Chargers lost their top scorer, Sam Steed, to a broken arm that caused him to miss the final seven games of...

Wingate slips by Trojans

MOUNT OLIVE -- Kate Painter's goal in the 72nd minute pulled Mount Olive within one, but it wasn't enough as regionally seventh-ranked Wingate held on for a 2-1 win over the Trojans in NCAA II non-conference women's soccer Tuesday at...

Mount Olive College roundup

Three golfers in the top eight Mount Olive placed three golfers in the top eight as the Trojans went on to take home first place at the St. Andrews Men's Golf Fall Invitational. Mount Olive shot a team score of...

Prep roundup

How sweet it is for Warriors WILSON -- Sweet revenge! Eastern Wayne prevailed at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles and nipped Wilson Hunt 5-4 in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference action Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors avenged a five-point loss less...

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Rosewood and Ayden-Grifton soccer

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Senior Trey Kriger (10) had a goal in Rosewood's 3-0 win over Ayden-Grifton on Monday evening. For more information see XXX.-->...

Eagles pitch shutout

Rosewood's soccer team scored all three of their goals in the first half, but the Eagles' play in the second half proved just as pleasing to coach Daniel Mitchell on Monday night at home against Ayden-Grifton. After intermission, Rosewood outshot...

Flacons upset Hunt

WILSON -- Undaunted from squandering a two-goal lead and on the verge of extending its winless streak against Wilson Hunt, the Charles B. Aycock boys' soccer team found its heart -- through dedication -- Monday evening. Junior Garrett Davis notched...

Mount Olive College roundup

Mount Olive in St. Andrews tourney Brandon Barfield shot a career-best 72 to place second out of 33 golfers and lead Mount Olive to second place after the first round of the St. Andrews Men's Golf Fall Invitational at Wagaram,...

Preps roundup

Conquerors win in three Faith Christian's Elizabeth Clarke, Summer Honeycutt and Natalie Thibeaux finished with three kills each as the Conquerors turned in a solid, all-around team effort in a 25-20, 25-17, 25-8 win at home over Trinity of Greenville...

Monday, September 26, 2005

Prep sports roundup

Greenfield blanks Wayne Country Day WILSON -- Top-ranked Greenfield School erupted for three second-half goals and knocked off Wayne Country Day 3-0 in a Classes 1-A/2-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference soccer match Friday evening. Chris Tripp scored twice for the...

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Warriors-Apex play to draw

In sports, it's been said that a tie is like kissing your sister. Don't tell that to Eastern Wayne. In a physical game that saw plenty of defense, a safety, a kicker nail 43-yard field goal yet shank an extra...

Aycock pounds Hawks

PIKEVILLE -- With a four-touchdown lead and their team's third-straight win secured, Charles B. Aycock's defense wasn't about to see their second shutout of the season slip away at home against North Lenoir. The Hawks faced fourth-and-three near midfield late...

Spring Creek improves to 3-2

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rewrite that record book after Spring Creek's 54-7 win over visiting and winless Holly Ridge Dixon on Friday evening. "I know that's the most points we've ever scored in a game," said fifth-year Gators head coach Roy...

Saints rush past Firebirds

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's area-leading offense did nothing to lose its position Friday night. The Saints rushed for 360 yards and passed for 52 more, and survived a wild fourth quarter to defeat Southern Nash 38-26. Southern Wayne's super sophomore...

Midway downs winless Rosewood

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Maybe Midway should think about joining the Class 1-A Carolina Conference in just football. The Raiders' goal-line defense answered two challenges on a humid Friday evening and turned back Rosewood 29-23 at Walter J. Ragan Field. The...

Goldsboro battles in loss to Carver

After an off week, Goldsboro will enter its first season in the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference with a 1-5 overall mark when it faces Tarboro on Oct. 7 at home. Still, the Cougars finished their final non-conference test against...

Kenan drops GC

SNOW HILL -- You know it's a defensive struggle when two teams combine to register 11 first downs, average under four yards per play, convert only four of 37 third- and fourth-down attempts and have six turnovers. That's the kind...

MOC rolls past Anderson

MOUNT OLIVE -- A highly-anticipated matchup between two of the top three volleyball teams in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference play turned into a one-sided affair Saturday afternoon. Mount Olive College remained perfect in seven CVAC outings with a 30-20, 30-17, 30-25...

MOC soccer teams blank Coker

MOC Sports Information HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Reid Clewis scored the game's only goal in the 49th minute and nationally 13th-ranked Mount Olive recorded its third consecutive shutout as the Trojans defeated Coker 1-0 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's soccer Saturday...

Outdoors -- Is it time or tide?

BEAUFORT -- Time and tide wait for no one. Everybody knows that. But when it comes to fishing, do we count on the time -- or the tide? It has been my impression that whether fishing or hunting, very early...

Friday, September 23, 2005

Carolina Conference Volleyball

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Rosewood's Courtney Hill (1) and North Duplin's Sierra Ward (24) go head to head at the net during Thursday's match at North Duplin High School. For more information see Rosewood claims sole possession of Carolina volleyball lead....

Rosewood claims sole possession of Carolina volleyball lead

CALYPSO -- The top perch on the Class 1-A Carolina Conference volleyball scene became a lonesome spot for Rosewood High on Thursday afternoon. But the unbeaten Eagles didn't mind forcing their roommate -- North Duplin -- to vacate its share...

JV football -- Saints' Dewitt tosses pair of TD passes

BAILEY -- Ren Dewitt threw a pair of touchdown passes in his quarterback debut and the Southern Wayne defense forced six turnovers in a 33-8, non-conference victory over Southern Nash. Dewitt, filling in for an injured Tristan Bass, completed 6...

Prep roundup

Clarke collects six kills; Faith Christian triumphs in volleyball Elizabeth Clarke delivered a team-high six kills and Faith Christian snapped a five-game skid in its 25-20, 25-27, 25-23, 21-25, 15-10 conquest of Bethel Christian-Kinston on Thursday evening. Clarke added four...

Trojan men put perfect record, No. 13 ranking on line Saturday

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College men's soccer team puts it No. 13 national ranking on the line Saturday as the Trojans travel to Hartsville, S.C., to take on Coker in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference action. Match time is 3:30...

Thursday, September 22, 2005

ECC Volleyball

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Aycock's Julia Lancaster (3) and Eastern Wayne's Brooke Newsome (4) battle it out at the net during Wednesday's match. For more information see Golden Falcon spikers win sloppy ECC match....

Game of the week -- Apex at Eastern Wayne

Longtime friends Jeff Price and Goldsboro native Bob Wolfe scanned their respective schedules during the summer's annual coaches meeting and realized they each had an open date the same week. Upon that discovery, the two talked about their respective teams...

Football Friday outlook

North Lenoir (1-3) at C.B. Aycock (3-2) PIKEVILLE -- North Lenoir leads this series 16-11 and the teams are meeting for the first time since 2002 when Aycock prevailed by three touchdowns at Wheat Swamp. The Golden Falcons racked up...

Golden Falcon spikers win sloppy ECC match

PIKEVILLE -- County volleyball rivals Eastern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock played a classic game of "you take it, I don't want it" on Wednesday afternoon. The teams played passively throughout the three-set match and victimized themselves with crucial unforced...

CBA tennis extends phenomenal match streak to 287

PIKEVILLE -- Without Raychel Batts in her usual spots at No. 1 singles and doubles, Charles B. Aycock's girls tennis team proved more than up to the challenge at home against Eastern Wayne. The Golden Falcons (10-1 overall) remained perfect...

Prep roundup

State-ranked Chargers dismantle Flora MacDonald Five players each collected two goals as state-ranked Wayne Country Day throttled Flora MacDonald Academy 13-0 in non-conference play Wednesday afternoon. David Wilson, Will Futrelle, Sam Steed, Hyo Won Ha and Travis Davis each punched...

Stilley's hat trick sparks Trojans' explosion

MOUNT OLIVE -- For 77 minutes, Mount Olive's men's soccer match against Pfeiffer was anybody's game. Then Woody Stilley made sure the outcome was no longer in doubt. Stilley nothced his first career hat trick -- all in a span...

Winless, scoreless streak ends for MOC women

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive women's soccer team entered Wednesday's contest on a two-match losing streak and a two-match scoreless streak. The Trojans put an end to both streaks. Lyndsay Brennan's goal in the 24th minute broke a scoreless...

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Rosewood improves to 11-0

The Rosewood volleyball program's best start in school history continues. Facing Spring Creek, also turning in its best beginning to a season in its young program's history, the Eagles stormed from behind in the first two sets, then cruised in...

Prep roundup

AYDEN -- North Duplin's Sierra Ward had 11 kills, five blocks and served on 12 points as the Rebels rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat Ayden-Grifton 21-25, 15-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-7 on Tuesday at the Chargers' gymnasium. Casey Pate...

MOC sweeps Barton

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heidi Busch continued her march toward unprecedented school and conference records, and Mount Olive celebrated setter Sara Christie's return with a straight-set sweep of archrival Barton College on Tuesday evening. Busch collected nine kills in the Trojans'...

Peavler named CVAC Player of the Week

MOUNT OLIVE - Mount Olive College volleyball player Mallory Peavler has been named Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. Peavler, who had never played the setter position prior to last week, averaged 11.36 assists...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Prep roundup

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock's Garrett Davis notched a hat trick (three goals) as the Golden Falcons claimed a 5-1 win at Wilson Beddingfield on Monday in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener for both teams. Davis scored twice...

Trojans looking for some revenge

MOC Sports Information The nationally 13th-ranked Mount Olive men's soccer team tries to keep its unbeaten streak alive and avenge last season's first conference loss as the Trojans play host to Pfeiffer in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference action Wednesday. Match time...

Volleyball team back in action tonight

MOC Sports Information Mount Olive hopes to extend its winning streak and erase some bad memories as the Trojans play host to Barton tonight in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference volleyball. Match time is 6:30 p.m. at Kornegay Arena on the campus...

Monday, September 19, 2005

UNC's Davis doing whatever it takes to win

CHAPEL HILL -- Senior defensive end Tommy Davis and the North Carolina defense knew exactly what was coming from Wisconsin's offense going into Saturday night's matchup at Kenan Stadium. With an offensive line with an average weight of 300 pounds,...

Prep roundup -- ND football tops Dixon on Saturday

HOLLY RIDGE -- North Duplin outgained Holly Ridge Dixon by over 400 yards on Saturday night as the Rebels picked up their first win of the year with a 40-0 whitewash in Onslow County. The game was originally scheduled for...

MOC roundup

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heidi Busch recorded a match-high 18 kills to lead Mount Olive to a 30-22, 30-22, 30-20 victory over Limestone in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference volleyball Sunday at Kornegay Arena. The win moves the Trojans in a tie with...

Williams shines again for Wesleyan

ROCKY MOUNT -- Rosewood graduate and North Carolina Wesleyan sophomore Javon Williams rushed for three touchdowns in a 41-28 loss at home to Huntingdon (AL) on Saturday. Williams scored on runs of 73, 18 and 71 yards to lead the...

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Game of the week -- Saints get possessive with Goldsboro

A "grind-it-out" offensive game plan and fatigue certainly factored into the overall outcome of Friday evening's three-hour-plus marathon between county prep football rivals Southern Wayne and Goldsboro. Time of possession played the biggest role of all. The Saints controlled the...

Time runs out on Warriors

On a night where D.H. Conley was flagged for nine penalties for 95 yards, the final flag -- against Eastern Wayne -- proved to be a heart-breaker for the Warriors. Facing third-and-goal at the Viking 4-yard line and trailing by...

Pinkowski receives extra birthday present Friday

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock head football coach Randy Pinkowski couldn't have asked for a better 45th birthday present Friday evening at Hardy Talton Stadium. Cortez Gilbert returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and that set the...

West Craven offense explodes in second half at N. Lenoir

LAGRANGE -- West Craven erupted for four, second-half touchdowns and came from behind to defeat North Lenoir 40-28 before a large crowd on a hot and humid night at Wheat Swamp. Both teams were kept off the practice field most...

Greene Central collects 2nd victory of season

KINSTON -- Too much emotion is rarely a negative thing in your typical high school football game. But Friday night's first-ever meeting between Kinston and Greene Central was anything but typical. A scary injury to Kinston's Terry Locust stirred a...

Princeton still searching for first win of 2005

PRINCETON -- Princeton's Jonathan Gatewood finished with 105 yards rushing on 12 attempts with one touchdown from the quarterback position as the Bulldogs suffered a 32-7 loss at home to Chatham Central on Friday night. The effort was a career-best...

Wayne Christian netters now 5-0

Wayne Christian improved to 5-0 overall with a 9-0 sweep of Trinity Academy of Raleigh in a Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference match contested Friday afternoon at Herman Park. The Eagles got singles wins from Laura Lee Hodson, Mary West,...

Mitchell emerges Trojans' all-star in CVAC match

MOUNT OLIVE -- Lose at home? Conference newcomer Converse (S.C.) College caused some doubt and concern after staking a 2-0 lead against Mount Olive College's volleyball team Saturday afternoon. The All-Stars shut down two-time All-American Heidi Busch and threatened to...

Mount Olive soccer teams split CVAC matches

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Reid Clewis' goal just after the 51st minute broke a scoreless tie and Chris Roush posted his third shutout of the season as nationally 13th-ranked Mount Olive defeated Limestone 2-0 in an NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics...

Friday, September 16, 2005

Peavler steps in, does job for MOC volleyball

MOUNT OLIVE -- A somber, surreal mood overshadowed Tuesday afternoon's volleyball practice when senior setter Sara Christie, a two-time all-conference selection, sustained a critical knee injury. Players toiled through practice and kept that dazed feeling all day Wednesday -- a...

Golden Falcons rebound, wipe out Vikings

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's volleyball team bounced back from Tuesday's disappointing three-set loss at Wilson Beddingfield in its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener with a three-set win at home over Kinston. The Golden Falcons proved especially strong in...

JV/Middle school football -- Saints take non-conference shootout

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's defense stopped Goldsboro on a fourth-and-2 play at the 5-yard line and the Saints offense ran out the clock for a 31-26 non-conference victory at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex. The Cougars (0-4) scored on their...

Prep sports

Greene Central, Tarboro tangle in EPC tennis action SNOW HILL -- A much-improved and experience-ladened Tarboro High tennis team gave Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference rival Greene Central all it could handle Thursday afternoon. But the tradition-rich Rams prevailed in...

K-Tribe loses championship game for Mill's Cup

KINSTON -- Delmont Miller summed it all up in the moments following Frederick's 2-0 win over Kinston in the decisive game five of the Carolina League Championship Series. "Darn," the 19-year scoreboard operator said softly. The Keys held on thanks...

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Game of the week -- Southern Wayne and Goldsboro High

The leagues have changed. However, the rivalries in Wayne County remain the same. For the second time in as many weeks and the third time in four weeks, Goldsboro — formerly in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference and...

Prep football match-ups

Friday's games D.H. Conley (2-1) at Eastern Wayne (3-0)A pair of Class 3-A teams coming off of road wins. Eastern Wayne won a thriller, 17-14 at Wilson Fike, while Conley throttled North Pitt 54-6 in Bethel. Bruiser Al Graham (96...

Prep roundup

Greg Thomas -- a Charles B. Aycock graduate and a former East Carolina football player -- has been selected to coach the East squad in the 58th Annual N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Football game, which will take place on...

MOC roundup

MOUNT OLIVE -- Reid Clewis and Gina Dos Santos ranks among the nation's goal-scoring leaders and Lyndsay Brennan has this year's top single-game assists total in this week's NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Soccer national statistics report. Clewis, a...

K-Tribe rained out

KINSTON -- Wednesday's deciding game five of the Carolina League Championship Series between Frederick and Kinston has been rained out because of Hurricane Ophelia. The game has been rescheduled for today night at 7 p.m. The best-of-five series is tied...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Volleyball -- Warriors roll past SW

DUDLEY -- Anything that could go wrong did for Southern Wayne's volleyball team Tuesday afternoon while archrival Eastern Wayne nearly lived in the lap of luxury. The Warriors benefited from numerous unforced errors and got strong frontline efforts from hitters...

Prep roundup

PRINCETON -- Princeton rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat previously-unbeaten Spring Creek 23-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-11 in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference opener for both teams Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs improved to 3-2, while the Gators exited 6-1....

Women's soccer -- MOC comes away empty

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's women's soccer team fired shot after shot toward the North Carolina Wesleyan goal and keeper Bryanne Godfrey. Twenty-five shots to be exact. Usually, this is a formula for a lop-sided Trojan victory, but Tuesday afternoon...

MOC roundup

Clewis honored MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College forward Reid Clewis was named the NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's soccer player of the week Tuesday. Clewis earned POY accolades last season. A senior from Wilmington, Clewis scored a...

K-Tribe forces fifth game

KINSTON -- Things are starting to look a lot like 2004. Adam Miller got the win in game four of the Carolina League Championship Series for the second straight year, and Kinston held on for a wild 4-3 win over...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Forbis all business at ECC match

MOUNT OLIVE -- Kelli Forbis didn't spend a normal weekend like most high school students. Sure, she talked with friends and she did homework, but it didn't involve a reading assignment or answering questions from a textbook. Forbis, instead, sat...

Spring Creek doubles up SW

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Not again. That thought quickly raced through Gordon Crocker's head as he watched his Spring Creek players barely miss connecting on goals during the first 15 minutes against Southern Wayne on Monday evening. Crocker felt like he...

Prep roundup

Wayne Country Day's Hyo Wan Ha and Jeff Franklin scored one goal each in a two-minute stretch late in the first half as the Chargers went on to defeat Rosewood 5-1 at the Eagles' field on Monday. Wayne Country Day's...

K-Tribe survives elimination

KINSTON -- Sean Smith pitched the finest game of his K-Tribe career and a three-run fourth was more than enough to propel Kinston to a 3-0 win in game three of the Carolina League Championship Series on Monday night. The...

Monday, September 12, 2005

It's a snap -- Warren makes NFL debut

"The rookie free agent longsnapper is Warren," said CBS television announcer Kevin Harlan as Southern Wayne graduate and current Pittsburgh Steeler Greg Warren prepared to snap to punter Chris Gardocki early in the fourth quarter against Tennessee. The snap was...

Prep sports

Wayne Christian netters remain unbeaten Wayne Christian claimed two of three doubles matches and remained unbeaten with a 6-3 victory over Village Christian in a Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference match at Herman Park. The Eagles second-seeded tandem of Bianca...

Mills Cup -- Frederick takes commanding 2-0 lead

FREDERICK, Md. -- Garrett Olson, just four months removed from pitching in college at Cal Poly, tossed seven shutout innings, striking out six, as the Frederick Keys defeated the Kinston Indians 6-2 to take a 2-0 advantage in the Carolina...

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Gators have Wright moves

SEVEN SPRINGS -- B-I-G is the only way to describe Spring Creek's first-ever, 27-14 non-conference victory over Roseboro Lakewood on Friday evening. The Gators upended the Leopards for the first time in five regular-season meetings and evened their 2005 worksheet...

Clutch Rouse FG boosts Warriors

WILSON -- Clint Rouse adjusted his chin strap, counted off the steps, took a deep breath and waited for the snap. A mere second later, the whistle blew and the official signaled timeout for Wilson Fike. Rouse walked away. When...

Aycock's Taylor, Dobbins solid in win over GHS

Dontay Taylor got things rolling for Charles B. Aycock. Carlos Dobbins, however, sealed the deal. Both ran for two touchdowns each Friday night as the visiting Golden Falcons topped cross-county rival Goldsboro, 46-27. Taylor ran for his two scores in...

Saints answer Eagles' surge

DUDLEY -- Leading 20-6 at halftime after a solid performance on both sides of the ball on Friday night, Southern Wayne faced a second-half surge by Western Harnett that saw the Eagles post four scores. The young Saints' offense --...

Rosewood slips to 0-3

RODNEY D. PIERCE Courtesy Roanoke Rapids Herald ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Roanoke Rapids was well aware of what happened last week when they let a 28-6 halftime lead become a 42-36...

Midway tops improving Bulldogs

PRINCETON -- Princeton High football coach Russell Williamson is ready to take his team from being competitive to being winners -- and he knows they are close. Williamson's young Bulldog team battled Midway on Friday night before losing 28-7 in...

Kenan pounds Titans

WARSAW--James Kenan unleashed one of the greatest offensive onslaughts in its 49-year history Friday night, rolling up 607 yard of offense -- 575 rushing -- in a 62-0 rout of Heide Trask at Bill Taylor Field. The Tigers (2-2) had...

Blue Devils top rival Hawks

By BRYAN C. HANKS Courtesy Kinston Free Press LAGRANGE -- They're not upsets anymore. South Lenoir improved to 4-0 for the first time since 1996 and for only the fifth time in school history as the Blue Devils downed archrival...

Chargers top Rams in defensive struggle

By KEITH SPENCE Courtesy Kinston Free Press AYDEN -- Not surprisingly, running backs Matt Tripp and Daniel Greene were their usual outstanding selves for the Ayden-Grifton offense Friday night. But it was their contributions on defense that keyed the Chargers'...

Prep roundup

Aaron Sladick registered the hat trick (three goals) and collected the game-winning goal in overtime as Faith Christian nipped Falls Road Baptist 6-5 in in N.C. Christian Schools Association play Friday afternoon. The Conquerors seized their first win in four...

Mount Olive roundup

Courtesy Erskine College Sports Information DUE WEST -- The No. 22 ranked Mount Olive's men's soccer team picked up an impressive road victory over a young, but tough Erskine squad, 4-2, Saturday night at Huggins Field. Erskine played most of...

Friday, September 9, 2005

Thornton -- Goldsboro High grad keeping his eye on the prize

David Thornton has had the kind of start to his professional career most players only dream about. After being selected in the fourth round by the Indianapolis Colts in 2002, the 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker led his team in tackles 2003...

Sibling rivalry -- ECSU-FSU contest pits brother against brother

FAYETTEVILLE -- It's a family affair -- literally. When Elizabeth City State and Fayetteville State get together on Saturday night in Fayetteville, the contest will pit brother vs. brother as siblings and Goldsboro High graduates Cameron Bryant (ECSU) and Jarrett...

This time, Aycock spikers emerge victorious

PRINCETON -- Two volleyball teams with hopes of contending for their respective conference titles -- Charles B. Aycock and Princeton -- staged a thriller in their final non-conference tune-up. Much like their first meeting of the season, it took five...

JV football -- Eastern Wayne shuts down Fike

Eastern Wayne's defense accounted for two touchdowns en route to an 18-6, non-conference conquest of Wilson Fike at Little Big Horn. Foy Coley recovered a fumble for a touchdown and Orlando Midgette returned an interception for a touchdown for the...

Prep roundup -- Gators, Spartans battle to 2-2 draw

CLINTON -- Spring Creek opened its 2005 boys soccer campaign and battled to a 2-2, non-conference draw Thursday evening at Union. The Gators' Chris Cohrs broke a scoreless halftime tie with a goal just two minutes into the second half....

MOC sports -- Brennan notches game-winning goal in OT

MOUNT OLIVE -- Lyndsay Brennan scored the game-winning goal five minutes into overtime to lift Mount Olive to a 2-1 victory over Chowan in non-conference women's soccer Thursday at Trojan Field. Playing at home for the first time this season,...

K-Tribe sweeps Hogs, advances to Mills Cup championship series

KINSTON -- The Kinston Indians claimed the Southern Division pennant for the second straight year, sweeping Winston-Salem with an 8-1 victory before 987 fans at historic Grainger Stadium on Thursday night. The Indians, first-half champions in the South, advance to...

Thursday, September 8, 2005

Game of the week -- Gators gearing up for Lakewood

When Spring Creek football coach Roy Whitfield started compiling non-conference schedules four years ago, he didn't search for easy opponents. Whitfield, in fact, hunted for the best eastern North Carolina had to offer. His journey didn't take him far from...

Friday's match-ups

C.B. Aycock at Goldsboro This one involves two teams on opposite tracks after last week. Goldsboro finally got a win, while Aycock committed six costly turnovers and let a 13-point lead slip away at Greene Central. Not surprisingly, whoever wins...

Warriors-Eagles finish in 3-3 tie

In his first game since returning from a mild concussion suffered two weeks ago, Eastern Wayne's Andrew Corley scored a natural hat-trick with three goals in the first half as the Warriors and Wilmington Ashley played to a 3-3 tie...

Gators top Southern Wayne in four

DUDLEY -- Spring Creek players dedicated themselves to an offseason of conditioning, team camps and club volleyball competition. The hard work is paying positive dividends thus far for the youth-laden Gators. With four sophomores and two upperclassmen in its starting...

Prep roundup

Rosewood's Goss Kendall and Drew Kriger scored second-half goals, turning a 2-2 tie into a 4-2 win for the Eagles at home on Wednesday against Farmville. The win marked the first of the season for Rosewood (1-3), which hosts Wayne...

MOC volleyball set to open CVAC slate

The Mount Olive College volleyball team opens conference play tonight as the Trojans head to Hartsville, S.C., to face Coker in a Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference match-up. Match time is 6:30 p.m. Mount Olive (2-2 overall, 0-0 CVAC) is coming off...

K-Tribe wins Game 1

WINSTON-SALEM -- The Kinston Indians (35-35, 76-64) beat the Winston Salem Warthogs (38-33, 77-64) by a score of 3-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of a best-of-three Carolina League playoff series. Indians starting pitcher Sean Smith (1-0) earned the...

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Warriors, Golden Falcons fare well in ECC cross country opener

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock cross country runners claimed the top three spots in boys competition during the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener Tuesday afternoon at Wilson Hunt. Michael Lawrence and Joey Burridge crossed the line...

MOC men ranked No. 22 in men's soccer poll

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive earned its first-ever men's soccer national ranking, debuting at No. 22 in this week's NSCAA/Adidas Division II Men's Soccer Top 25, it was announced Tuesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The Trojans...

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

MOC women fall to Flagler

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Jessica Echterling's goal in the 12th minute put Flagler ahead to stay as Mount Olive fell to Flagler 3-1 in non-conference women's soccer Sunday at St. Augustine. Gina Dos Santos scored a goal for the Trojans...

K-Tribe wins season finale

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Kinston Indians head into the postseason on a high note after sweeping the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on Labor Day with a 15-6 rout. The K-Tribe (35-35 second half, 76-63 overall) opens the playoffs Wednesday night...

Monday, September 5, 2005

Manny -- Accolades nice, but wins better

RALEIGH -- North Carolina State senior defensive end Manny Lawson posted the first tackle, then later the first sack of Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick -- making his first collegiate start on Sunday night. Sure, Lawson -- an Eastern Wayne...

Holtz the right man for the job at ECU

GREENVILLE -- Saturday afternoon's postgame celebration at East Carolina prompted one single question: Who enjoyed the victory more -- the players, the coaches or the fans? Consider it a tie. First-year Pirate head coach Skip Holtz got washed away in...

Mount Olive cross country

BUIES CREEK - Tim Insley finished fifth out of 11 runners in the men's competition and Ashley Baldridge placed eighth out of 27 runners in the women's competition among non-Division I schools in the Campbell University Cross Country Invitational Saturday...

Warren makes Pittsburgh roster

PITTSBURGH -- Southern Wayne and University of North Carolina graduate Greg Warren made the Pittsburgh Steelers' final, 53-man roster heading into the 2005 regular season. The 6-foot-3, 252-pound long-snapper joins a Pittsburgh team that won the AFC North Division last...

Sunday, September 4, 2005

Topsail-ND

CALYPSO -- Don't ever leave a North Duplin-Topsail game early. If you do, you'll miss the annual, fantastic finish. Once again, it came down to the last play of the game. Rebel quarterback Doug Lloyd's 'Hail Mary' pass into the...

SW-Hoggard

By BRIAN MULL Courtesy Wilmington Star-News WILMINGTON -- Sophomore sensation Anthony Council -- the area's leading rusher -- topped the 100-yard mark again Friday night at Hoggard, but Southern Wayne could not punch the ball into the end zone as...

Spring Creek-Midway

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Lelo Burt caught one touchdown pass and returned a kickoff for another score in Spring Creek's 35-20, non-conference loss Friday evening at Midway. Burt's kickoff return, a 94-yard gallop, occurred in the second period. That gave Spring...

Rosewood-Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- Hobbton quarterback Ross Thornton passed for five touchdowns Friday night as the Wildcats defeated Rosewood 47-29. The Wildcats' offense put on an offensive fireworks show in the first half, taking a 39-19 halftime lead. Hobbton scored on...

Princeton-Union

CLINTON -- Princeton's Decarius Scarboro carried 18 times for 127 yards with one touchdown as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 6-0 lead after one quarter, before falling 39-28 at Union on Friday. Union led 39-14 going into the fourth...

NL-Kinston

By BRYAN C. HANKS Courtesy Kinston Free Press KINSTON -- Just call it the home field disadvantage. For the sixth straight year in the North Lenoir-Kinston series, the visiting team walked off the field with a victory at its archrival's...

MOC soccer wins

Courtesy MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- In his first collegiate start, sophomore Bradley Carroll scored a goal in the ninth minute and Mount Olive went on to defeat Newberry 3-0 in NCAA Division II non-conference men's soccer Saturday at...

JK-Farmville

FARMVILLE -- James Kenan's Jamian Smith made a lunging, sudden-death catch of a deflected pass in the back of the end zone in overtime Friday night, giving the Tigers their first victory of the season, 28-22 over Farmville Central. The...

GHS-Jones Sr.

By GABE WHISNANT News-Argus Sports Writer TRENTON -- Third-year Goldsboro coach Maurice Jackson knows tougher tests await his Cougar squad than Friday night's 42-8, one-sided win over Jones Senior on the road. Still, there was plenty of reasons for Goldsboro...

EW vs. South Central stats

Eastern Wayne 0 7 14 7 -- 28 South Central 7 0 7 7 -- 21 First quarter SC -- Speight 15 pass from Bieber (Kinsley kick), 6:38 Second quarter EW -- Graham 1 run (Rouse kick), 4:43 Third quarter...

EW-South Central

By TONY CASTLEBERRY Courtesy of The Daily Reflector WINTERVILLE -- Eastern Wayne scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second half Friday night as the Warriors improved to 2-0 with a 28-21 victory at South Central. Warriors fullback Al Graham --...

CBA-G. Central football

SNOW HILL -- Disappointed after their season-opening loss to D.H. Conley, the Greene Central players trudged toward the locker room. They never saw the "blind-side" tackle coming from the stands. An avid supported yelled that the Rams would "be all...

Friday, September 2, 2005

Business as usual -- Despite gas woes, area sports teams play on

While martial law has been declared in the Gulf Coast states to thwart looting and other uprisings, the overall affects of Hurricane Katrina have stretched into eastern North Carolina. Strong damaging winds and flooding led to power outages, which in...

Wayne County AD -- We have enough gas for two weeks

According to Wayne County Athletic Director Dean Sauls, no athletic events have been or are planning to be canceled due to the recent gas shortage at the public schools in the county. "We've got enough gas to run the yellow...

Luke Vail named new basketball girls coach at CBA

PIKEVILLE -- The most-successful women's sports coach in Charles B. Aycock history is returning to the basketball court. Luke Vail, who has produced 26 conference championship teams in women's tennis, begins his second stint as women's basketball coach this winter....

JV football -- Jones Senior scores late, turns back Goldsboro

Jones Senior tallied the game-winning touchdown in the final four minutes and handed Goldsboro its second loss of the season 12-6 on Thursday evening. The Cougars' Jimmy Speight tied the game at 6-6 early in the first half. Dustin Uzzardo...

Walters, Wilkins pace Spring Creek runners

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Eric Walters and teammate Pat Wilkins crossed the finish line first and second, respectively, in Spring Creek's 26-29 triumph over Charles B. Aycock on Thursday afternoon. Walters ran the 3.1-mile course at Cliffs of the Neuse State...

Trojan spikers open season in Sunshine State

The Mount Olive College women's volleyball team opens up its 2005 season this weekend - finally. After having its season opener canceled last week, Mount Olive begins regular season play as the Trojans travel to the Sunshine State to compete...

Mount Olive cross country opens season Saturday

If you talk to Mount Olive College head men's and women's cross country coach Jennifer Lancaster or any of the returning runners, they might have the same message when it comes to the upcoming season: "I think we're going to...

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Hungry for a victory

During game weeks, Mondays are scheduled to be "light days" for the Charles B. Aycock football team. The Golden Falcons generally will look at film and practice in shorts and shoulder pads. Not this week. Following a disappointing 42-14 loss...

Taking a huge step forward

PIKEVILLE -- After struggling out of the gate in their first two games, Charles B. Aycock's soccer team took a strong step forward on Wednesday at home against Wayne Country Day. The Golden Falcons (1-2) got two goals each from...

White Oak gets its revenge vs. Eastern Wayne

Never underestimate an opponent. Nearly two weeks ago, Eastern Wayne experienced little difficulty against Jacksonville White Oak in a preseason scrimmage. Warriors coach Bruce Burridge walked away knowing the Vikings would be a different team once regular-season play began. His...

Prep roundup

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek improved to 4-0 on the season with a 23-25, 26-24, 25-22, 24-26, 15-10 win at home over Southern Wayne in non-conference action on Wednesday. Lorenda Brogden paced the Gators at the service line and at...

Kinston falls in extra innings

WINSTON-SALEM -- The Winston-Salem Warthogs (35-30, 74-61) defeated the Kinston Indians (32-33, 73-62) by a score of 7-6 in 11 innings Wednesday night in Carolina League play. Juan Ovalles (5-6) earned the victory. Shea Douglass (1-2) took the loss for...