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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Cougar sweep -- Goldsboro takes two from SSS

Good defense makes coaches smile. The Goldsboro High boys and girls teams used solid defensive efforts Tuesday night to sweep both games from Smithfield-Selma at the Cougar Den. The Cougar boys used a pressing defense and forced the Panthers to...

Tough night for Golden Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- Picked by its peers to occupy the Eastern Carolina Conference cellar, Charles B. Aycock's varsity boys basketball team is sending its opponents an early message -- don't always believe what you see or hear. Just ask North Lenoir....

Saints edge Vikings 73-71 in boys' action

DUDLEY -- If the Southern Wayne boys' basketball team is to win their second straight Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference title, non-conference games like Tuesday's battle with 4-A foe New Hanover will have the Saints prepared for the rigors of...

Local sports disgest

Pride, Billups notch double-doubles for Spring Creek SEVEN SPRINGS -- Tomeka Pride and Brittani Billups each collected a double-double in Spring Creek's 50-46, non-conference victory against Hobbton on Tuesday evening. Pride tallied 19 points, 16 rebounds and two blocked shots...

Trojan women remain perfect in four tries

CHARLOTTE -- Teneal Boone posted her second double-double of the year with 19 points and 10 rebounds and Ebony Green's three-point play with less than five minutes remaining put Mount Olive ahead to stay as the Trojans defeated Queens 78-70...

Royals upset No. 6 Mount Olive in men's action

CHARLOTTE -- Mount Olive trailed by 10 at halftime and never got any closer than seven points in the second half Tuesday evening as the nationally sixth-ranked Trojans fell 95-80 to Queens. Elton Coffield led all scorers with a season-high...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Local sports digest

Norris' double-double leads Wayne Christian Wayne Christian's Brooke Norris posted a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Eagles defeated Johnston Christian 34-28 at Clifford Gymnasium on Monday night. Wayne Christian (2-6 overall) improved to 1-1 in Carolina...

No. 7 MOC men set to battle Queens

The Mount Olive College men's basketball team has three wins under its belt as the nationally seventh-ranked team. Tonight, the Trojans play their first-ever conference game as a top 10 team. Mount Olive heads to Charlotte tonight as the Trojans...

Lady Trojans 3-0 heading into CVAC opener

Last year, the Mount Olive women's basketball team held the distinction of being the lone remaining unbeaten team in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference play. With conference play opening tonight, the Trojans are already the only team in the CVAC without a...

Monday, November 28, 2005

Local sports digest

PIKEVILLE -- Four Charles B. Aycock junior varsity wrestlers earned gold medals in a day-long, seven-team meet contested Saturday. Bryan Diorio, Khiry Reid, Josh Grimes and Jordan Pearson each emerged victorious in their respective weight classes. Overall, 10 Golden Falcon...

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Tennis - Batts queen of area courts

Dominating players have come and gone while competing for tennis powerhouse Charles B. Aycock in nearly three decades. However, none have appeared more overpowering than Raychel Batts. Short in stature, but armed with a potent game, Batts is assaulting the...

Cougars go 0-2 in inaugural Invitational

MOUNT OLIVE -- Goldsboro had two chances to either prevail in regulation or force overtime against Clayton in the inaugural Mount Olive College Invitational. The Cougars came up empty twice. Goldsboro committed a crucial backcourt violation and missed the potential...

Eagle girls split with Terra Ceia

PANTEGO -- Brooke Norris collected a team-high 13 points in Wayne Christian's 47-39, non-conference loss at Terra Ceia. Norris also pulled down four rebounds for the Eagles, who fell to 1-6 overall. They continue play at home Monday against Class...

Friday, November 25, 2005

Rosewood - Volleyball Players of the Year

There might not be enough adjectives in Webster’s Dictionary to describe Rosewood High’s phenomenal and historic volleyball season. Words just can’t recount the Eagles’ tremendous teamwork throughout the year — particularly in the playoffs. One missing object fueled the...

What's happening

Goldsboro Sting soccer The '89 Sting boys team will hold open tryouts on Sunday at 2 p.m. and Nov. 28 at 4 p.m., also at the YMCA Soccer Complex. For more information, contact Mark Johnson at 751-0972. SCHS Fall Sports...

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Golf POY -- Aycock's Forbis is diamond in the rough on links

Former Charles B. Aycock girls golf coach Gary Hales knew he had a diamond in the rough ... well ... on the links the first time Kelli Forbis swung a golf club. As a freshman, Forbis admittedly didn't know much...

Local sports digest

Trio scores double figures for Warriors WINTERVILLE -- Cody Kirkham and Dwight Ulmer led three Eastern Wayne players in double figures with 14 points apiece in a 71-67, overtime victory against South Central. Darian Cahill added 13 points for the...

Mount Olive quartet honored

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heidi Busch was named to the first team, while Sara Christie, Anna Luft and Sam Mitchell earned honorable mention as Mount Olive placed four players on the 2005 AVCA Division II Volleyball All-Atlantic Region Team, as selected...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Soccer players of the year

Charles B. Aycock junior forward Garrett Davis didn’t get a chance to see freshman Alex Rodriguez during preseason soccer practices this summer. Davis was busy hurling fastballs for the Wayne County Post 11 American Legion team. Still, he heard...

Trojans rally past Patriots

MOUNT OLIVE -- Even a team loaded with talent at the guard spots needs a specific leader to step up on a given night. The second half of Tuesday night's non-conference game against Francis Marion (S.C.) University was Mount Olive...

Prichard delivers tough shot

MOUNT OLIVE -- Freshman Tomeka Prichard drained an off-balanced, turn-around shot on the baseline to give Mount Olive a one-point lead with 6.3 seconds left in regulation. But those six-plus seconds seemed like an eternity. Virginia State senior Erica Glasper...

Gators start low, capture nine-point win vs. Midway

SEVEN SPRINGS -- High School basketball games are not supposed to be this good in November. The Spring Creek boys looked to be in mid-season form with good shooting and crisp ball-handling in a 78-69 victory over Midway in a...

Local sports digest

SMITHFIELD -- Southern Wayne's Delawn Armwood -- one of seven Saints' seniors -- knocked down six 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 39-point performance as the Saints dropped Smithfield-Selma 106-78 at the Spartans' gymnasium on Tuesday. It was the...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Michael Lawrence -- Boys Cross Country Athlete of the Year

Four years ago, Tony Parrish, a physical education teacher at Eastern Wayne, had a hunch that Michael Lawrence might be a solid cross country runner after watching Lawrence run a mile in five minutes and thirty seconds as a freshman....

Parrott beats buzzer to nip Wayne Christian

Arendell Parrott Academy junior Nathan Perry knocked down a running jump shot from the free throw line at the buzzer to push the Patriots past Wayne Christian 38-37 in non-conference action at the Eagles' gymnasium on Monday night. Perry finished...

Lady Falcons improve to 3-0 with win versus Greene Central

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock and Greene Central split a pair of varsity contests on Monday night in the Golden Falcons' gymnasium. Aycock's girls ran their record to 3-0 on the season, defeating the Rams for the second time this...

Vikings sit atop ECC poll

The Kinston boys' basketball team turned around its 2004-05 season by winning 10 of its final 12 games and advancing to a sectional championship game. That was enough for the Eastern Carolina 3-A basketball coaches to give the Vikings the...

Local sports digest

Wayne Country Day's Adam Wright dropped in 28 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out four assists in the Chargers' 83-61 loss to Word of God-Raleigh on Monday night at home. Tavon Waters contributed 11 points and eight assists for...

Mount Olive College volleyball

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heidi Busch and Sara Christie were named to the first team, while Sam Mitchell and Nikki Murphy earned second team honors as Mount Olive led the Atlantic Region with four players on the 2005 Daktronics Division II...

Monday, November 21, 2005

Heather Braswell -- Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Year

Princeton cross country coach Amanda Rowland admits she doubted she would get the chance to coach another standout runner in the foreseeable future after Summer Graham graduated in 2003 and moved on to compete for UNC-Charlotte. Steadily, current senior Heather...

Goldsboro picked to win EPC

It didn't take Goldsboro long to garner respect in its new conference. The Cougars boys' basketball team was picked to finish first in the Eastern Plains 2-A while the girls' team was selected to finish second by the league's coaches...

Charles B. Aycock wins third straight Falcon Invitational

PIKEVILLE -- Five new starters mixed with returning veterans kept Charles B. Aycock in a familiar position -- first place -- upon completion of the fourth annual Falcon Invitational late Saturday evening. The Golden Falcons placed 11 of 13 competitors...

Local sports digest

Clarke leads Conquerors past Roxboro Christian WENDELL -- Faith Christian's Elizabeth Clarke finished with 14 points as the Conquerors defeated Roxboro Christian 40-29 on Friday during the second day of the Southeastern Tournament. Renee Provincal added nine points overall for...

Sunday, November 20, 2005

SW's run ends on road

McLEANSVILLE -- An early defensive stop and a textbook opening-drive touchdown gave visiting Southern Wayne a little momentum Friday evening at Northeast Guilford. Unfortunately for the visitors, the Saints wouldn't see the end zone again. The Rams, seeded No. 2...

Aycock girls, Cougar boys claim wins

PIKEVILLE -- Monkeys were lifted off the backs of two area basketball programs on Friday night at Charles B. Aycock's gymnasium. Keyed by an 8-0 run in the third quarter and an 11-2 spurt in the fourth, the Golden Falcons'...

GC falls to Cummings

SNOW HILL -- It was a powerful moment -- but it won't be one this team will be remembered for years from now. Greene Central coach Jim Bob Bryant and his 13 seniors were sharing one final embrace on the...

EW boys top Fike at buzzer

Eastern Wayne's Darryl Cowan hit a 3-pointer from the far right baseline as the buzzer sounded to give the Warriors a thrilling 66-64 win Friday night over visiting Wilson Fike. It was an exciting conclusion to a night that also...

Prep roundup

WENDELL -- Faith Christian's Aaron Sladick dropped in 33 points in two games as the Conquerors emerged to win the eight-team Southeastern Tournament for the second-straight year over the weekend. Sladick was named the tournament's MVP, while teammate T.J. Sasser...

MOC women win tip-off tourney

AIKEN, S.C. -- Mount Olive converted 13 second half USC Aiken turnovers into 13 points to surprise the Lady Pacers 66-62 on Saturday afternoon in the final game of the NU SKIN Tip-Off Classic. The Lady Trojans win the first-ever...

Friday, November 18, 2005

Basketball

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Guard Maurice Horton, shown here against the Wolfpack, returns for his senior season at Mount Olive. For more information see Warriors open season with win over Hawks.-->...

Hunters now the hunted

Keeping its position among the nation's elite on the Division II men's college basketball scene won't be easy for Mount Olive College this season. Writers at two publications, including highly-regarded Street and Smith magazine, have given the Trojans top-10 recognition...

High expectations

Chris Tesar and eighth-year Eastern Wayne wrestling coach Mike Brown haven't discussed setting goals this season. No need. Tesar has it all figured out. "My main goal is to go undefeated until I get to states," said Tesar, a sophomore....

Area wrestling outlook

During the offseason, it's not unusual to find wrestlers from Eastern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock competing for the same team, or rooting for each other on the mat. They joke around with each other and help scout respective opponents....

Fighting Scots end Mount Olive's season

MOC Sports Information LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -- The final outcome didn't go their way, but Mount Olive College volleyball seniors Heidi Busch, Sara Christie and Colby Mangum were at least able to count themselves among the few to end their...

Preps roundup Ñ Wright leads Chargers to win

KINSTON -- Senior Adam Wright collected a double-double -- 30 points, 16 rebounds -- as injury-riddled Wayne Country Day eased past Arendell-Parrott Academy 57-40 on Thursday evening. Wright also dished out seven assists for the Chargers, who improved to 2-0...

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Great expectations

Mount Olive's women's basketball team was picked to finish sixth this season in the 11-team Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference preseason coaches' poll. The selection was respectable for sixth-year coach Wendy Lee, but she sees the potential for even more...

Outlaw helped '85 Trojans run away with Classic title

MOC Sports Information Kino Outlaw scored 13 points and pulled down 23 rebounds as Mount Olive defeated Lenoir-Rhyne 83-73 in the championship game of the 30th Pickle Classic in 1995. The Trojans placed four players in double figures, led by...

K-Tribe release

KINSTON - Kinston Indians general manager Marty Wheeler introduced today the addition of Jessica "Jessie" Hays to the K-Tribe front office staff. Hays comes to Kinston after spending the 2005 season as the media relations assistant with the St. Paul...

Prep roundup

PRINCETON -- Princeton's Ryan Daughtry dropped in 17 points in the Bulldogs' 50-38 season-opening loss at home to Raleigh Charter on Wednesday Raleigh Charter's Noel Hoxie led all scorers with 19 points, while teammate Casey Hester added 15 points. The...

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Wrestling

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Eastern Wayne's Brandon Johnson, left, grapples with Triton's Charles Smith during Tuesday's match. Johnson lost the bout 7-5 in overtime. For more information see Warriors open season with win over Hawks.-->...

Warriors open season with win over Hawks

Experience over youth. The Eastern Wayne wrestling team smoothly proved that theory in its season-opening, non-conference 51-22 conquest of Erwin Triton on Tuesday evening. Five of the Warriors' eight returning starters emerged victorious either by fall or forfeit during the...

Jackson leads Goldsboro in season opener

Senior point guard Chevoya Jackson flirted with a triple-double and led four players in double figures with 20 points in Goldsboro's season-opening 71-39 victory over county rival Wayne Country Day on Tuesday evening. Jackson dished out six assists and grabbed...

Mount Olive spikers looking for first-ever NCAA win

Last year, the Mount Olive volleyball team lost in the first round of the Atlantic Regional in its first-ever NCAA II tournament appearance. Another Trojan team that lost in the first round of its initial NCAA tournament appearance was the...

Pickle Classic Ñ '85 Trojans came up short in Classic

John Simmers led Mount Olive with 17 points, but it wasn't enough as the Trojans lost to the North Carolina Wesleyan Bishops 64-56 in the 1985 Pickle Classic Final. Mount Olive beat Warren Wilson 92-71 in the first round. In...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

It was 30 years ago...

Epps led Mount Olive in the 1975 Pickle Classic MOC Sports Information Clarence Epps scored 19 points for Mount Olive in both of the Trojans' two games, but it wasn't enough as Mount Olive finished second in the Pickle Classic,...

Mount Olive volleyball team will play Edinboro on Thursday

MOC Sports Information Mount Olive makes its second consecutive NCAA II volleyball postseason appearance as the Trojans earned the No. 6 seed in the Atlantic Regional of the 2005 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship, it was announced Monday morning....

Monday, November 14, 2005

Pickle Classic

Last year, the News-Argus began its "Countdown to Pickle Classic" with a recap of the 2003-04 Mount Olive men's basketball season, the greatest season in Trojan men's basketball history. Since the Trojans topped themselves last year, it's only fitting that...

MOC volleyball

The Mount Olive College volleyball team felt that it was entering the championship match of the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Tournament playing its best ball of the season. However, the Trojans ran into a Lees-McRae squad that would not be denied...

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Council rambles for career-high 327 yards at Bertie

WINDSOR -- Southern Wayne sophomore Anthony Council notched four touchdowns and accounted for 327 of his teams' 518 rushing yards Friday night at Bertie in a 47-18 win in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class...

Coach's comments ignite Rams

By DAVIS FISHER Courtesy Kinston Free Press SNOW HILL -- Pasquotank head coach R. David Brinson lit the fuse that sparked a dominating performance by Greene Central. "Their coach made some comments in the paper on Monday that we played...

Whiteville eliminates Goldsboro from 2-A playoffs

As the band was marching off the field and the crowd was filing out of Cougar Stadium, coach Maurice Jackson stood with several of his seniors at midfield on the large blue and gold G. The long walk to the...

Bruins oust Golden Falcons from postseason

WILSON -- After suffering its only loss of the season in a 13-12 defeat at home to archrival Wilson Hunt last Friday, Wilson Beddingfield was anxious to get back to work. It showed. Bruins' senior quarterback Bennett Johnson passed for...

Hyatt scores lone touchdown in North Duplin loss

NORTHWOOD -- North Duplin quarterback Doug Lloyd connected with Sherman Hyatt on a 45-yard touchdown pass late in the first half for the Rebels' lone touchdown in a 41-6 loss at South Stanly in the first round of the Class...

Colts gallop from 14-point deficit to defeat Hawks

OAKBORO -- North Lenoir jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and led 22-19 at halftime, before West Stanly claimed a 49-42 win in a shootout in the first round of the Class 2-AA (large school) N.C....

Gators lose playoff shootout at Louisburg

LOUISBURG -- Less than 50 yards from Warrior Stadium, the Tar-Pamlico River flows freely and disects the little town of Louisburg in central Franklin County. The same can be said for Louisburg's offense. Three backs each rushed for more than...

Bulldogs explode for six second-quarter TDs

WALLACE -- Wallace-Rose Hill erupted for six touchdowns in the second quarter and cruised to a 70-14 opening-round Class 1-AA playoff win over Rosewood at the "Dog Pound" on Friday night. The Bulldogs improved to 12-0 with the victory as...

Feature Ñ EWMS records perfect season

Using speed to overcome mistakes on defense. Third-year Eastern Wayne Middle School coach Tim Chatagnier felt that would be the major early-season factor in his team's success. The Warriors entered some games a little bigger than their opponent, but also...

Trojan men taste 'little victories' against N.C. State

RALEIGH -- For Elijah Rouse, Mount Olive's basketball game against North Carolina State wasn't about the final score. It was about the "little victories." Cameron Bennerman led four players in double figures as N.C. State defeated Mount Olive 97-56 in...

Mount Olive spikers reach CVAC tournament final

LAURINBURG -- Mount Olive College avenged its only conference loss and earned a shot at the 2005 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference volleyball championship. Sophomore outside hitter Sam Mitchell collected a double-double -- 20 kills, 17 digs -- in the Trojans' 30-16,...

Twenty area players earn all-conference honors

Twenty players from six area schools earned all-conference honors during the women's tennis season which ended last weekend. Class 3-A state runner-up Charles B. Aycock placed three players -- junior Raychel Batts and seniors Carlyn Claiborne and Nicole Taylor --...

Tigers avoid Topsail's ambush

WARSAW -- James Kenan's Jason Kennion and Marcus Sloan returned punts for touchdowns in succession to open the third quarter Friday night, and the Tigers broke away to a 54-7 rout of Topsail in a first-round N.C. High School Athletic...

Friday, November 11, 2005

Chargers claim season opener vs. Wayne Christian

Senior Adam Wright flirted with a quadruple-double in Wayne Country Day's season-opening 81-47 victory over county rival Wayne Christian on Thursday evening. Wright tallied 24 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and seven steals. Senior point guard Tavon Waters pumped in...

Trojan women eyeing CVAC volleyball title

The Mount Olive volleyball team set three primary goals for the 2005 season: win the regular season conference title, win the conference tournament and return to the NCAA II Volleyball Tournament. The Trojans reached their first goal last weekend. If...

Mount Olive face N.C. State in exhibition game tonight

After much preseason attention, including two national top 10 rankings, the Mount Olive men's basketball team got a wake-up call last week at UNC-Wilmington. Tonight, the Trojans hope that a week of their toughest practices of the preseason pay off....

Tipton completes strong season for Guilford

GREENSBORO -- Rosewood graduate and Guilford College senior Matt Tipton recently completed his fall season with Guilford College's golf team. Tipton played in two of the five fall events and posted a 84.25 stroke average in four rounds. Tipton's best...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

High School Soccer Playoffs

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Eastern Wayne's Andrew Corley (14) dribbles up the field surrounded by two Jacksonville defenders during Wednesday nightÕs playoff game at Little Big Horn. For more information see Wild card Cardinals eliminate Warriors....

It's a whole new season

Not every high school athlete or team gets a shot at making school history. Most simply never get that opportunity. The Southern Wayne and Spring Creek football teams, however, will get that chance on Friday night in the first round...

Also on Friday

Class-3A (small school) No. 13 C.B. Aycock (6-5) at No. 4 Wilson Beddingfield (10-1) WILSON -- Two familiar Eastern Carolina Conference opponents looking to bounce back after losses to rivals in the final week of the regular season. Clearly, Aycock...

Wild card Cardinals eliminate Warriors

Disruption and domination. No matter where an Eastern Wayne player maneuvered the ball Wednesday evening, a Jacksonville defender stepped into the passing lane and quickly disorganized the Warriors' attack. The constant interruptions flustered Eastern Wayne and led to numerous turnovers...

Jackson's number retired

Most players have to wait years and years to have their jerseys retired. For Jenny Jackson, it took just months. Jackson, a three-time, all-state pitcher for Charles B. Aycock who helped lead the Golden Falcons to the Final Four just...

MOC Volleyball

MOUNT OLIVE -- Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference regular season champion Mount Olive moved up one more spot to No. 6 in this week's NCAA Division II Volleyball Atlantic Regional Poll, the final poll before post-season selections are announced. The ranking is...

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Mount Olive College basketball

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mount Olive men's basketball coach Bill Clingan, center, said his Trojans must "digest" what happened last season and return to the court with a "new hunger" for 2005-06. For more information see A new 'hunger' for Trojan...

A new 'hunger' for Trojan mens' basketball

MOUNT OLIVE -- With season-opening games just nine days away, the Mount Olive College men's and women's basketball teams can hardly wait for the first jump ball of 2005-06. The fans can't wait, either. The teams tip off their respective...

Local sports digest

MOC men's soccer players earn CVAC accolades Reid Clewis and Brandon Mills earned first-team honors, Chris Roush was named to the second team and Chris Jasso earned honorable mention as Mount Olive placed four players on the 2005 All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletics...

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

New Kinston 'Voice'

KINSTON -- After a month-long search the Indians have their man. Chris Hemeyer will enter his first season in Minor League Baseball as the director of broadcasting for the Kinston Indians. Hemeyer was the top choice out of an extremely...

Wolfpack, Tar Heels coming to East Carolina in 2007

GREENVILLE -- East Carolina will welcome North Carolina State, North Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium during the next two seasons as part of an adjustment to the Pirates' future scheduling agreement, ECU director of athletics Terry Holland...

Monday, November 7, 2005

Wayne County's golden girls

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Metallurgists have yet to discover the secret of turning silver into gold. Maybe they should seek advice from the Goldsboro Country Club women's senior 3.0 tennis team. The nine-player squad celebrated USTA's 25-year silver anniversary of...

Runners fare well at state

CLEMMONS -- Eastern Wayne's Michael Lawrence, the Class 3-A N.C. High School Athletic Association east regional champion, finished 12th overall at the state championship meet -- running a 17:12.12 on Saturday at Tanglewood Park. Lawrence, who was two seconds behind...

Warriors move on

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne goal-keeper Vincent Hagedorn turned in nine saves to help boost the Warriors to a 2-1 win at Wilson Fike in the second round of the Class 3-A N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs on Saturday. The...

Mount Olive wins CVAC title

MOC Sports Information Heading into game four of Mount Olive's volleyball match at Lees-McRae, the Trojans were down a game and had been playing without their starting libero, who was on the bench nursing a stomach flu. Two games later,...

Belmont Abbey nips Mount Olive in CVAC champtionship contest, 1-0

MOC Sports Information The Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Women's Soccer championship pitted the league's top-rated offense against the league's top-rated defense. Unfortunately for Mount Olive, it was the top-rated defense that prevailed in the title game. Lindsay Megill's free kick from...

Mount Olive soccer players honored

MOC Sports Information April Jacobs and Kristine Gallagher earned first team honors and Gina Dos Santos and Kate Painter were both named to the second team as Mount Olive placed four players on the 2005 All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Women's Soccer...

Trojans fall to UNCW in exhibition tilt

WILMINGTON -- UNC Wilmington shot 60 percent to build a 17-point lead in the first half and cruised to a 103-58 victory over Mount Olive in a college men's basketball exhibition Saturday at Trask Coliseum. The Seahawks, who won their...

Sunday, November 6, 2005

State champions

BURLINGTON -- Victory is like fine wine. It's years in the making and moments in the tasting. Eight-time eastern champion Greene Central finally tasted that long-awaited and sweet nectar of triumph Saturday afternoon in the N.C. High School Athletic Association...

Falcons fall in state finals

BURLINGTON -- The casual tennis observer reading the final score between Jamestown Ragsdale and Charles B. Aycock might surmise the match held little drama. That's not entirely true. The Tigers needed three tiebreakers to defeat the Golden Falcons 6-0 and...

Saints 'D' stuffs Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- Southern Wayne coach Bob Warren has seen his defense improve from week-to-week all season. Sometimes the final result and total yards allowed didn't show those positive steps, but Friday night at Charles B. Aycock, the Saints' "D" certainly...

Gators rally; grab overtime victory

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's football team has collected first-ever victories against Hobbton and county rival Rosewood on its way to a record-setting season. Add North Duplin to the list. Josh Wright scampered four yards for the game-winning touchdown in...

Rosewood gets 20th straight win over Princeton

None of the current Rosewood players were even born the last time a Princeton football team beat the Eagles. This year's squad made sure it stayed that way. Josh Myers ran for a game-high 114 yards and two touchdowns and...

Wallace-Rose Hill nips Tigers; wins Super Six title

WARSAW -- For the second straight year, Wallace-Rose Hill and James Kenan squared off with the Super Six 1-A championship on the line. And for the second consecutive season, the undefeated Bulldogs took the title back to southern Duplin County....

Cards come back to down Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Halftime of a soccer match is designated for teams to rest, rehydrate and discuss strategy for the second half of play. On Saturday night at Charles B. Aycock, coach Byron Adkins almost wished there wasn't an intermission in...

Cougars crush North Pitt

By BRANDON HUGHES Courtesy Greenville Reflector BETHEL -- Goldsboro turned in a record-setting performance in a 59-0 win in its season finale at Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference foe North Pitt on Friday. The Cougars turned in their highest point...

Rams surge past North Lenoir

By BRYAN C. HANKS Courtesy Kinston Free Press SNOW HILL -- In Greene Central's football program, junior quarterback Cameron Shelton is generously listed at 5-foot 11-inches and 175 pounds. Against North Lenoir for the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference championship...

Kinston gets first win against reeling Warriors

Kinston claimed its first win of the season with a 20-13 win over Eastern Wayne at the Little Big Horn on Friday night. Michael Thompson's 1-yard plunge with 17 seconds remaining broke a 13-13 tie as the Vikings ended their...

Friday, November 4, 2005

Charles B. Aycock tennis

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Nicole Taylor returns a shot during Thursday's state semifinals match. For more information see State finals-bound - Aycock earns first-ever trip to 3-A title match....

State finals-bound - Aycock earns first-ever trip to 3-A title match

MOUNT OLIVE -- Another comeback? No problem. Nearly three weeks ago, Charles B. Aycock doubles partners Nicole Taylor and Lizzie Sodoma rallied twice from late-set deficits and claimed the eastern regional championship. On Thursday evening, the duo battled from behind...

Greene collects eighth consecutive eastern regional crown

SNOW HILL -- Veteran Greene Central girl's tennis coach Donald Clark admits he has had more talented teams than this year's squad. But he noticed something special about the senior-laden 2005 Rams during non-conference play. They had enormous heart and...

Quartet to be inducted in Rosewood Hall of Fame

Four inductees comprise the second class slated for induction into the Rosewood High School Hall of Fame during halftime of today's football contest against archrival Princeton. The inductees are Donnie Earl Peedin (1972-1998), James "Tiny" Reid (1970-74), Robert Timothy Lucas...

JV football - Saints' Casper amasses 330-yard game against C.B. Aycock

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne piled up 556 yards of total offense and rolled past county rival Charles B. Aycock 50-22 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference finale for both teams Thursday. Kenny Casper rambled for season- and area-high 330...

Goldsboro triathletes compete in Iron Man

Charles Royal compared it to an armchair quarterback who puts down the remote, straps on a helmet and barks out the signals -- at the Super Bowl. For Tony Worrell, it was just another extended weekend workout. Only it wasn't....

Trojan women face Lees-McRae for CVAC supremacy

In the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference, what could be bigger than a volleyball matchup between Mount Olive and Lees-McRae? How about a Mount Olive/Lees-McRae match-up that decides the regular season conference title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament....

Escolas receives academic honor

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College forward Emily Escolas has been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III (College Division) Second Team, as voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Escolas,...

Mount Olive men travel to UNC Wilmington for exhibition game Saturday

Don't look now, but "March Madness" is here. Actually, March Madness is still about four months away, but Mount Olive hoops season is under way. Mount Olive opens its 2005-06 season Saturday as the Trojans travel to Wilmington, N.C., to...

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Game of the week - Southern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock

News-Argus/Steve Roush Charles B. Aycock wide receiver Tim Alston (81) hauls in a pass in the corner of the end zone as Eastern Wayne cornerback Michael Mintz (11) defends during last Friday's game. Aycock will host another cross-county rival,...

A cross-county slugfest

County rivals Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne have headed in opposite directions in recent weeks. The Golden Falcons are 2-1 in their last three games, while the Saints are 1-2. Regardless of their current respective trends, only one contest...

This week's games

Princeton (0-10) at Rosewood (1-8) The season-ending Class 1-A Carolina Conference matchup pits two teams attempting to end losing streaks, and one hoping to climb into the playoff mix. Each team enters 0-4 in league play. The Eagles have lost...

Rosewood nips Spring Creek

Rosewood's 1-0 win over Spring Creek on Wednesday in the first round of the Class 1-A N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs won't go down as one of the Eagles' prettiest wins of 2005. Simply, Rosewood survived and advanced on...

Warriors slip past Patriots in playoffs

MOREHEAD CITY -- Opponents expect the Eastern Wayne men's soccer team to organize attacks well and play a ball-possession game. The scheme is designed to wear down the opposition and provide uncontested shots on goal. Those same opponents should add...

Local sports digest

HENDERSON -- Tyler Smith scored two goals to help boost North Lenoir to a 3-2 win over Southern Vance on Wednesday in the first round of the Class 2-A N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs. The win was the Hawks'...

Mount Olive College volleyball

MOUNT OLIVE -- For Mount Olive College seniors Heidi Busch, Sara Christie and Colby Mangum, there couldn't have been a more fitting way to end match point in their final collegiate home match: Mangum served, Christie got the assist and...

MOC men's soccer

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's men's soccer team's performance Wednesday in the first round of the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference tournament at home against Pfeiffer proved to be a microcosm of the final 10 games of the season. The No. 4...

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Rosewood volleyball

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Rosewood senior Clare Narron (2) dives for a ball during the Eastern Conference Championship game at Rosewood High School on Tuesday night. Rosewood lost the match 3-0 to finish its season 25-1. For more information see Wild-card...

Final 4 bound - Aycock netters blitz Wilson Fike

MOUNT OLIVE -- This isn't a team content with simply being in the Final Four. The Charles B. Aycock Golden Falcons want to win it all. For the second year in a row, the Falcons tennis team took on Wilson...

Wild-card entry Trask sweeps Rosewood, ends Eagles' title dreams

Playoff organizers at the N.C. High School Athletic Association have heard numerous concerns about the wild-card system instituted this season. Heide Trask isn't complaining. Had the NCHSAA not created the wild-card system this season, particularly to benefit split conferences, Trask's...

Murphy-Harrell rally Rams past talented Crusaders

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central just refuses to surrender its reign as the eastern dual-team tennis queen. Cardinal Gibbons attempted to dethrone the Rams, the seven-time defending champions, but couldn't quite rule the doubles court on key points Tuesday evening....

Volleyball trio plays final contest in Kornegay Arena tonight

MOUNT OLIVE -- The most-successful senior class in women's athletics history at Mount Olive College plays its final home match tonight against in-state rival Pfeiffer University at Kornegay Arena. And what a career Heidi Busch, Colby Mangum and Sara Christie...

Trojan women begin CVAC title defense in dominating fashion

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's women's soccer teams' Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference tournament, first-round game against Erskine (S.C.) had all the makings on paper for a closely contested matchup. After all, the two squads -- separated by just two games in...

MOC's Luft earns CVAC honor

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive women's volleyball player Anna Luft has been named Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. Luft, who surpassed the career 1,000-kill mark Sunday, becomes the fourth Trojan to win the...

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

High School Soccer

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Rosewood's Drew Kriger (1) battles for possession of the ball during last Friday's match against North Johnson. The Eagles host Spring Creek on Wednesday in the state playoffs. For more information see Rivals on a collision course....

Rivals on a collision course

Rivals sure seem to have a way of finding each other when the postseason rolls around. It certainly seems that way among a couple of area boys soccer teams as the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs begin this week....

Area Playoff Pairings

Class 3-A First round Wednesday Eastern Wayne (10-6-2) at West Carteret (7-6-1), 6 p.m. Second round Saturday D.H. Conley (11-9)/Jacksonville (10-7-1) winner at C.B. Aycock (13-6), TBA Class 2-A First round Wednesday Franklinton (6-10-2) at Greene Central (11-5-1), 6 p.m....

Mount Olive hoping for even more tournament success

On the heels of Halloween and the eve of the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Men's Soccer Tournament, the parallels between this year and last year for Mount Olive are spooky. Head coach Jerry Riggs the parallels translate into a repeat of...

Forbis-Newell tied for 13th

WHISPERING PINES -- Charles B. Aycock's tandem of Kelli Forbis and Brooke Newell combined for a 200 after Monday's first round of the Class 1-A/2-A/3-A N.C. High School Athletic Association girl's golf championships at the Country Club of Whispering Pines....