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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Goldsboro High School against Farmville Central

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Goldsboro's Tim Hobbs, right, and Joe Houpe (34) block the shot of Farmville Central's Kajon Farrow (3) during Monday night's game. For more information see Alone at the top - Cougars sitting in first place with four...

Alone at the top - Cougars sitting in first place with four conference games left

Preseason prognosticators picked the Goldsboro High men's basketball team to claim supremacy during its inaugural season in the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference. So far, their prediction has become reality. Tim Kornegay pumped in 14 fourth-quarter points in the Cougars'...

Mount Olive suffer road loss to Knights

LAURINBURG -- Elijah Rouse's putback with 43 seconds left gave Mount Olive the lead, but St. Andrews tied the game with 43 seconds remaining and Jeff Worley's three-point play with 0.8 seconds left lifted the Knights to a 72-69 win...

Lady Trojans' rally falls short

LAURINBURG -- Mount Olive erased an early 10-point deficit and led by as many as nine points in the second half, but a late rally came up short as the Trojans fell to St. Andrews 76-74 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference...

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Conquerors improve to 19-1 KINSTON -- Faith Christian improved to 19-1 on the season with a 60-44 win over Bethel Christian of Kinston on Monday. T.J. Sasser scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Conquerors, who outscored the Trojans,...

Monday, January 30, 2006

Sunday hunting pressure mounts

The Sunday hunting issue drew a standing room only crowd at a Wildlife Commission hearing at New Bern on Wednesday. And the majority of those who spoke favored removing the hunting ban which has been on the books in this...

C.B. Aycock wins Lee R. Hall championship

PINETOPS — Charles B. Aycock’s wrestling team prevailed in the final four individual matches and turned back Wilmington E.A. Laney 37-26 to claim the Lee R. Hall Duals championship Saturday at SouthWest Edgecombe. The Golden Falcons remained unbeaten in...

Eastern Wayne takes dual meet

Senior Travis Turner continued his assault on the Eastern Wayne and Wayne County record books by turning in a 4-0 performance during a five-team dual meet Friday evening in New Hope. Turner improved to 50-1 overall and moved within...

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Davis sparks Saints in ECC 3-A battle of county rivals

One true sign of a good basketball team is the ability to answer an opponent when they pull within striking distance. Southern Wayne's boys, ranked seventh in the Class 3-A ncpreps.com poll, did just that on Friday night at archrival...

Gators claim Carolina 1-A twinbill

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Second-half play began in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference on Friday evening, and each Spring Creek varsity basketball team made a simple statement -- don't count us out yet. Sophomore forward Brittanni Billups posted a double-double --...

Cougars throw 'block' party at Tarboro's expense

TARBORO -- Goldsboro High 6-foot-6 junior Daquan Joyner flirted with a triple-double on Friday, scoring 18 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking eight shots in the Cougars' 77-66 win at Tarboro in Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference action. Goldsboro (11-8,...

Rosewood grapplers seize C/TRC/Albemarle regular-season title

Rosewood High's wrestlers easily put preseason concerns surrounding its tradition-rich program to rest Saturday afternoon. Despite winning just one of six contested individual matches, the Eagles turned back short-handed Manteo 54-25 and seized the inaugural Class 1-A Carolina/Tar-Roanoke/Albemarle Conference regular-season...

Hot-shooting Trojan men throttle Limestone (S.C.) College

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's men's basketball team picked a good game to put on its most efficient -- and spectacular -- performance of the season. On its 23rd Annual Church Night in front of a packed house at Kornegay...

Boone scores 1,000th point in loss

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Teneal Boone scored her 1,000th career point and Meaghan Vanderhorst scored a career-high 22 points for Mount Olive, but it wasn't enough as the Trojans fell to Limestone 82-72 in a Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference...

Friday, January 27, 2006

Coffield, Creddle pace Mount Olive to key road win at Pfeiffer

MOC Sports Information Mount Olive and Elton Coffield continued their "March Madness" magic in Misenheimer. Coffield scored a career-high 33 points and Melvin Creddle dished out a school-record 13 assists as nationally 18th-ranked Mount Olive defeated Pfeiffer 87-74 in Carolinas-Virginia...

Rosewood's Davis sets new career win record

KENLY -- Senior captain Matt Davis emerged the all-time career wins leader in Rosewood wrestling history during the Eagles 53-27 triumph over North Johnston. Davis pinned the Panthers' Josh Skinner in 34 seconds, giving him a career record of 154-35....

Trojans' Boone collects double-double, but Pfeiffer claims CVAC women's victory

MOC Sports Information Teneal Boone scored 20 points and matched a career high with 17 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Mount Olive fell to Pfeiffer 71-55 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's basketball Thursday at Misenheimer. The loss snapped Mount...

Senior Bowl -- EW grad/NCSU standout Manny Lawson awaits Senior Bowl

Despite being named first-team All-ACC and putting up numbers most defensive players would only dream about, N.C. State defensive end Manny Lawson admits his senior season was full of "ups and downs." Sure, he's disappointed with the low points. Many,...

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Golden Falcons squash Saints

DUDLEY -- Throughout last weekend's title run in the Firebird Duals and during practice Monday and Tuesday, head Charles B. Aycock wrestling coach Kevin Smith stressed the importance of intensity and aggressiveness on the mat. "Be the aggressor," Smith constantly...

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RHS girls suffer third loss FARMVILLE -- Rosewood's Courtney Hill dropped in a team-high 15 points as the Eagles suffered a 53-45 loss to Farmville Central in non-conference play on Wednesday night. The defeat was only Rosewood's third of the...

MOC men return to Pfeiffer's floor

The last time the Mount Olive men's basketball team played on Pfeiffer's home floor, the Trojans garnered their three biggest wins in school history. Tonight, the Trojans will try to recapture that March Madness magic. Nationally 18th-ranked Mount Olive heads...

Lady Trojans look to extend streak

The first half of the 2005-06 season has been a season of streaks for the Mount Olive women's basketball team. The Trojans hope they can keep their current streak going. Mount Olive puts its three-game winning streak on the line...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Oh, that winning feeling! Aycock boys snap month-long skid

PIKEVILLE -- Several statistics may tell part of the story of Charles B. Aycock's boys basketball team's 73-60 win over Eastern Wayne at home on Tuesday. The Golden Falcons leading scorers -- Santavin Poole, Rob Phillips and Lamada Williams --...

Saints pull away late against Hunt

DUDLEY -- Despite claiming a double-digit victory over Wilson Hunt on Tuesday evening, second-year Southern Wayne boys coach Mike Connelley couldn't understand his team's passive attitude. The Saints failed to spread the floor and attack the passing lanes against the...

Greenfield wins battle of CPIC heavyweights

Chad Wiggins looked like a coach whose team just went toe-to-toe with the No. 2-ranked team in the state. He was dripping with sweat, his tie loosened, his hair messed and his dress shirt hanging out on one side. His...

Bunn, Rosewood collect Carolina 1-A Conference win

CALYPSO -- Kyle Bunn buried three 3-pointers and tallied a game-high 24 points as Rosewood rallied past North Duplin 62-52 in Class 1-A Carolina Conference play Tuesday evening. North Duplin owned a 29-24 lead at halftime, but the Eagles put...

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

MOC men down Coker

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Elton Coffield scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as nationally 17th-ranked Mount Olive held off Coker 71-58 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's basketball Monday night. The Trojans erased an eight-point second-half deficit and...

MOC women top Lady Cobras

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Anita Rogers led four players in double figures with a career-high 18 points and Teneal Boone scored on three consecutive possessions late in the game to halt a rally as Mount Olive defeated Coker 73-64 in Carolinas-Virginia...

EW girls win ECC swimming title

Eastern Wayne's girls swim team captured the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference championhip on Saturday at the Goldsboro Family YMCA pool. The Lady Warriors, who won five events overall, finished with 85 team points and edged Wilson Hunt (83 points)...

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Wayne Country Day School topples Faith Christian-Rocky Mount Wayne Country Day put four in double figures in a 85-49 win over Faith Christian-Rocky Mount in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference play on Monday at home. The win improves WCDS (16-6...

CBA wins Firebird Duals

BAILEY -- Charles B. Aycock emerged the team champion and Rosewood finished 10th overall in the Thomas Cowles-Firebird Duals contested Saturday at Southern Nash. Eight wrestlers finished the day unbeaten as the Golden Falcons cruised past West Johnston 59-15 in...

Monday, January 23, 2006

Warren -- It really hasn't sunk in

PITTSBURGH -- As the Pittsburgh Steelers landed back in the Steel City after Pittsburgh's dominant 34-17 win at Denver in the AFC title game, it was still sinking in for longsnapper Greg Warren -- he was going to the Super...

Sunday, January 22, 2006

SW boys, CBA girls post big offensive outputs

PIKEVILLE -- The Southern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock boys basketball teams combined for a a whopping, 197 points on Friday night in the Golden Falcons' gymnasium. Senior Akeem Royal had a season-high 37 for the Saints, and both coaches...

NL sweeps GHS at Cougar Den

Unbeaten no more. The lone Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference varsity boys' basketball team with a spotless league worksheet, Goldsboro High experienced its first league defeat Friday evening. North Lenoir's "silent killer," Sam Edwards, pumped in a team-high 24 points...

EW girls claim first ECC win, KHS boys top Warriors

Landon Downes and Darryl Cowan finished with a game-high 15 points each for Eastern Wayne, but it wasn't enough as the Warriors fell to visiting Kinston on Friday night 78-63. Miguel Starkey and Jamar Caraway scored 13 points apiece for...

Prep roundup -- Faith girls snap three-game slide

Natalie Thibeaux tallied 11 points and Faith Christian snapped a three-game losing streak with a 36-19 victory over Trinity Christian-Greenville on Friday evening. Thibeaux pulled down eight rebounds for the Conquerors, who rose to 3-2 against Class 2-A N.C. Christian...

MOC men too much for Bobcats

MOUNT OLIVE -- "Play your game." Veteran Mount Olive College men's basketball coach Bill Clingan might sound like a broken record when he utters that statement before each contest, but it's true. When the Trojans play their game, they're awfully...

Lady Trojans win second straight

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive freshman Tomeka Prichard dropped in a game-best and career-high 20 points as the Lady Trojans claimed a 73-61 win over Lees-McRae Saturday afternoon at Kornegay Arena. Prichard, who has 35 points combined in the last...

Friday, January 20, 2006

Opinion - Patrolling the paint

I've got to admit, as a former guard in my backyard hoops playing days, I'm partial to the individuals and teams that can dribble, pass and shoot it from long range. There was a guy on the floor at Duke...

ECC 3-A wrestling - Golden Falcons pummel Warriors

PIKEVILLE -- Unemotional and focused on its immediate task, Charles B. Aycock's wrestling team grabbed its lunch pail and turned in a blue-collar effort Thursday evening against Wilson Hunt. The Golden Falcons notched seven falls and two decisions in 11...

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Greene Central matmen seize first-ever EPC 2-A title TARBORO -- Phillip Freeman notched the match-clinching fall and Greene Central nipped Tarboro High 36-33 for its first-ever Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference regular-season, dual-team championship Thursday evening. The Rams (10-3, 3-0...

No. 17-ranked Trojan men conclude three-game homestand Saturday

The nationally 17th-ranked Mount Olive men's basketball team should be well rested going into Saturday's game. Not only have the Trojans not played since Monday, all but three players were in the game for less than 20 minutes. No. 17...

Mount Olive women prepare for Lees-McRae

Mount Olive head women's basketball coach Wendy Lee might have preferred that her team had played virtually every night this week, rather than have a four-day gap between games. She doesn't want the Trojans to lose any momentum after recording...

Women's soccer trio honored by NCCSIA

Mount Olive placed three players on the 2005 NCCSIA All-State College Division Women's Soccer Team, as selected by members of the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. Midfielder April Jacobs was named to the team for the second year in...

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Saints tough to slow down

When Charles B. Aycock looks to slow down Southern Wayne, which is averaging close to 90 points per game, the Falcons will obviously have to make sure leading scorers Delawn Armwood and Akeem Royal don't get loose for one of...

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WARSAW -- Eastern Wayne's Landon Downes finished with 18 points, six rebounds and six assists and led six Warriors in double figures in a 82-49 win over James Kenan on Wednesday in non-conference play. Eastern Wayne improved to 8-8 overall...

ECU baseball picked sixth

IRVING, Texas -- East Carolina, which has played in seven straight NCAA Tournaments, was selected to place sixth in Conference USA baseball this season as chosen by the league's nine head coaches. The Pirates feature the league's lone first-year head...

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

ECC 3-A wrestling - Saints seize comeback win at New Hope

Head bent and focused on the scorebook as if he was taking a major exam, Eastern Wayne wrestling coach Mike Brown studied the individual bouts with Southern Wayne one by one. Brown shook his head. "We've lost," he sighed. On...

Armwood leads Saints past Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Southern Wayne coach Mike Connelley has seen leading scorers Delawn Armwood and Akeem Royal turn in some impressive performances this season. After Tuesday's effort at Spring Creek, the second-year coach can add two more stellar efforts to...

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Sasser, Faith Christian conquer Falls Road Baptist T.J. Sasser led three players in double figures with 15 points in Faith Christian's 55-46 victory over Class 2-A N.C. Christian Schools Association foe Falls Road-Rocky Mount on Tuesday evening. The Conquerors led...

Trojan men climb to No. 17 in latest NABC Division II Top 25 poll

Mount Olive moved up four spots to No. 17 in this week's NABC Division II Men's Basketball Top 25 Poll, it was announced Tuesday. The Trojans have appeared in each of the first seven polls this season and 11 consecutive...

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

MOC men pound Crusaders

MOUNT OLIVE -- In the midst of a huge run to start the game by Mount Olive's men's basketball team, Belmont Abbey coach Dale Kuhl instructed his team to stay focused and even used two timeouts within the first five...

Lady Trojans snap five-game slide

MOUNT OLIVE -- A handful of career-best performances sparked the Mount Olive women's basketball team to a big, team win on Monday. Four players turned in career-highs, led by senior Teneal Boone's 16 points and 17 rebounds, as the Lady...

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WCDS finishes 1-1 at Wake Christian tourney RALEIGH -- Wayne Country Day finished 1-1 last weekend at a tournament hosted by Wake Christian. The Chargers (12-5) claimed the consolation game with a 71-56 win over North Raleigh as Tavon Waters...

Monday, January 16, 2006

Battle at Little Big Horn -- Warrior matmen rule competition

Frustrated all season by top-three team finishes in several individual tournaments, Eastern Wayne finally ridded itself of the "first-place loser" tag Saturday evening. Five grapplers seized gold medals helped Eastern Wayne earn supremacy in the inaugural Battle at Little Big...

Aycock romps past competition at Beddingfield

WILSON -- Four Charles B. Aycock wrestlers earned gold medals and helped the Golden Falcons easily take the inaugural Wilson County Takedown Report Invitational contested Saturday at Beddingfield High School. Coach Kevin Smith's team piled up a whopping 214 points,...

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Wayne Christian girls claim 4th straight win Wayne Christian's Brittany Sullivan tallied a season-high 19 points with three steals and two assists in the Eagles' 64-22 win over Norlina in Carolina Christian 1-A Conference play on Saturday. Winners of four...

Hayman triumphs in King Pin Scratch Open

Quincy Hayman, a Wilson native, finished first in the King Pin Scratch Open -- a two-day event held at AMF Boulevard Lanes over the weekend. Hayman won $5,000 for claiming the top spot. There were 167 total entries, and the...

Sunday, January 15, 2006

SC boys, RHS girls claim wins

Spring Creek boys coach Sonny Kilpatrick believes his team needs to continue to improve on the defensive end to make a run at the Class 1-A Carolina Conference title. At the end of Friday night's contest at Rosewood, the Gators...

Goldsboro boys drop GC

SNOW HILL -- Tim Kornegay poured in a game-high 29 points as Goldsboro stormed back in the fourth quarter to defeat Greene Central 71-59 Friday night before a large crowd at the Rams gymnasium. Trailing 47-43 heading into the final...

SW girls drop Kinston

KINSTON -- Injury-riddled and youth-ladened Southern Wayne is turning heads during first-half play on the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference girls' basketball scene. Coaches picked the Saints to reside near the league basement since they returned one senior, and had...

Kinston boys top SW in two-day, ECC battle

By BRYAN C. HANKS Courtesy Kinston Free Press KINSTON -- Very seldom does a team have a chance to redeem itself in the same game. But, when that game ends 24 hours after it started, that opportunity certainly presents itself....

Preps for weekend

Eastern Wayne picked up its first Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference win of the season -- holding off Wilson Beddingfield 67-64 on Friday night in New Hope. The Warriors (7-8 overall) improved to 1-2 in the ECC, while the Bruins...

MOC men stay unbeaten at home

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Maurice Horton tallied game highs of 17 points and eight rebounds to lead nationally 21st-ranked Mount Olive to a 76-63 win over Erskine in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's basketball Saturday at Kornegay Arena. Four...

MOC women drop fifth straight

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit, but Lisa Jackson's free throw with 4.4 seconds left broke a tie and Erskine held on for a 62-60 win over the Trojans in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's basketball...

Friday, January 13, 2006

Back together again - Colts' Thornton, Steelers' Warren meet Sunday

They grew up here in Wayne County, played football down the road at the University of North Carolina, and have met as opponents on a National Football League field. On Sunday, their paths will cross again -- this time, in...

Local sports digest

Sullivan paces Eagle girls to third straight win Brittany Sullivan led a balanced offensive attack and Wayne Christian extended its winning streak to three games with a 34-30, non-conference conquest of Rocky Mount Prep on Thursday. Sullivan dished out three...

King Pin Scratch tournament starts Saturday

Many of the top bowlers from all over the eastern half of the country will be in Goldsboro this weekend. More than 250 participants will be competing for the top prize of $5,000 at the inaugural King Pin Scratch Open...

Mount Olive College roundup

No. 21-ranked Trojan men entertain Erskine (S.C.) in CVAC contest Nationally 21st-ranked Mount Olive puts its 15-game home winning streak on the line Saturday as the Trojans play host to Erskine in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's basketball. Tipoff is 4...

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Whitfield Clinic set to begin

George Whitfield admits his baseball clinic, currently in its 34th year, thrives on consistency and the clinic's focus doesn't change much from year-to-year. Simply, Whitfield wants to supply as many young baseball players as possible with knowledge about the game...

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Union sweeps Rebels CLINTON -- North Duplin's Lauren Blackmore scored a team-best 19 points as the Rebels suffered a 55-50 loss at Union in non-conference action on Wednesday. The Rebels (4-4) took a 28-17 lead into halftime, only to see...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Eagles silence Cyclones on basketball court

Wayne Christian School's boys and girls varsity basketball teams turned in a pair of solid defensive performances on their way to a sweep of Community Christian School of Wilson in Carolina Christian 1-A Conference play on Tuesday night. The Lady...

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Bunch FT lifts Princeton past North Duplin in OT CALYPSO -- Patrick Bunch drained the game-winning free throw with four seconds left in overtime and propelled Princeton past North Duplin 58-57 in Class 1-A Carolina Conference action Tuesday evening. North...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

MOC men fall at Barton

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's corps group of men's basketball players has overcame their fair share of sluggish first halves and erased plenty of second-half deficits over the past several seasons. Barton College, still unbeaten in Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference play,...

Bulldogs hold on

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Mount Olive's Melvin Creddle (32) dribbles upcourt past Barton's Anthony Atkinson (11) during Monday night's game. Creddle turned in a team-best 25 points with six assists and five steals against the 'Dawgs. For more information see MOC...

Saints past test

DUDLEY -- Final semester exams might be two days away, but Southern Wayne's varsity boys passed an important Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference test Monday evening against Wilson Beddingfield. With no practice and coming off a rout of archrival Eastern...

Warriors fall to Hunt

The Eastern Wayne boy's basketball team could not survive a sub-par third quarter and suffered a 66-61 loss to Wilson Hunt in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play Monday night. The Warriors attempted only eight shots and committed seven turnovers...

CBA girls, Kinston boys claim wins

PIKEVILLE -- Lamada Williams scored 15 second-half points to rally the Golden Falcons, but it wasn't enough as visiting Kinston pulled away Monday night 67-47. Rob Phillips added a team-high 17 points for Aycock, which fell to 4-11 overall and...

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Faith still unbeaten DURHAM -- Faith Christian remained unbeaten in 12 outings as the Conquerors beat Fellowship-Durham 53-46 on Monday. Faith's Aaron Sladick led the way with 15 points, while teammates T.J. Sasser and John Spencer had 13 points each....

Monday, January 9, 2006

Falcons defend Pilkington crown

PIKEVILLE -- Terry Pilkington would have been proud. On a sun-splashed day when teams wrestled in his honor at Charles B. Aycock High School, the late wrestling coach probably beamed with pride from the heavenly skies. The Golden Falcons, for...

Warriors, Eagles each go 3-1 at South Central

WINTERVILLE -- Another matchup of county rivals and a strong effort by Rosewood High sophomore Olivia Neal highlighted Friday evening's five-team dual meet contested at South Central. Rosewood and Eastern Wayne dueled for the second time this season and the...

What's happening

SWHS Booster Club The Southern Wayne High School Booster Club will meet today at 7 p.m. at the school. Anyone interested in Southern Wayne athletics is encouraged to attend. EWHS Warrior Club The Eastern Wayne High School Warrior Club will...

Sunday, January 8, 2006

Saints sweep Warriors in ECC 3-A opener

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne coach Marvin Bowman knew the only way his team would be able to come out of Southern Wayne's gym with a win would be to match the one-loss Saints' intensity. For one period, the Warriors did...

Goldsboro boys need OT to win first-ever EPC 2-A contest

Welcome to the EPC! Goldsboro High opened a new era on the varsity basketball scene in scintillating fashion Friday evening. Tim Kornegay recorded his fourth consecutive 29-point outing and paced the Cougar boys to an 80-68, overtime victory over Tarboro...

Spring Creek, Princeton split Carolina 1-A twinbill

PRINCETON -- Class 1-A Carolina Conference rivals Spring Creek and Princeton split a pair of varsity games Friday night in two hotly contested games decided in the fourth quarter. The Lady Bulldogs exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter...

Waters, Chargers pick up CPIC victory

HENDERSON -- Wayne Country Day's Tavon Waters pumped in 23 points as the Chargers upset Kerr-Vance, the defending N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2-A champion on Friday with a 74-59 win. "It was a huge win for us," WCDS coach...

No. 9 Mount Olive guns down Anderson (S.C.)

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's men's basketball team shot a sizzling, 10-of-15 from behind the 3-point line in the second half in a 90-65 win at Kornegay Arena over visiting Anderson (S.C.) University on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the...

Anderson women, behind Chiles, topple Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Facing an aggressive Anderson (S.C.) University defense, Mount Olive's women's basketball team committed a season-high 29 turnovers as the visitors claimed an 81-71 win at Kornegay Arena on Saturday afternoon. Anderson (6-2 overall), which improved to 3-1...

Friday, January 6, 2006

Layoff doesn't affect Rosewood grapplers

A two-week layoff didn't seem to affect Rosewood High's wrestling team. Eager to return to the mats in live action, the Eagles opened defense of their Class 1-A Carolina/Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference championship with a resounding 78-6 victory over county rival...

Aycock matmen dominate Beddingfield

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock opened its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference wrestling campaign with a 75-0 shellacking of Wilson Beddingfield on Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcons (8-0) won eight contested individual matches and received six forfeits from the short-handed...

Nationally-ranked Trojans enter CVAC play Saturday

The nationally ninth-ranked Mount Olive men's basketball team played two crucial East Region games this past week. Now it's time for the Trojans to focus on conference play. The Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference season resumes in earnest as No. 9 Mount...

Trojan women look to halt 2-game skid

The last two times the Mount Olive women's basketball team has played host to Anderson, the game has gone down to the wire. Anderson prevailed in both contests, but this time around, Mount Olive hopes to go beyond keeping the...

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Rosewood girls improve to 8-2

The Rosewood Lady Eagles kicked off the 2006 portion of their schedule well-rested -- and a bit rusty. Playing for the first time since Dec. 20, Rosewood saw a double-digit, first-half lead against visiting Parrott Academy melt to just three...

Rosewood boys win second game

Kyle Bunn poured in a team-high 28 points Wednesday night as the Rosewood Eagles rallied to beat Parrott Academy 66-56 to secure their second win of the season. Rosewood (2-10) trailed for most of the contest and was behind 47-40...

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SW wins seventh straight TEACHEY -- Southern Wayne's Akeem Royal poured in a game-best 38 points, including 28 in the first half, as the Saints tallied an 88-75 win at Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday. The win was Southern Wayne's seventh...

MOC falls in top-ten contest

INSTITUTE, W. Va. -- Maurice Horton led all scorers with a career-high 29 points, but it wasn't enough as nationally ninth-ranked Mount Olive fell to No. 10 West Virginia State 99-90 Wednesday in day two of the West Virginia State...

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Charles B. Aycock and Wayne Country Day

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Charles B. Aycock's Quaneisha Milner (14) shoots as Wayne Country Day's Ashley Clark (20) defends. For more information see Chargers storm back, down C.B. Aycock....

Chargers storm back, down C.B. Aycock

Wayne Country Day junior Shadoe Stewart may be overshadowed in the box score by teammates Adam Wright and Tavon Waters, but Stewart and a handful of role players proved just as crucial down the stretch for the Chargers against Charles...

Faith Christian conquers Hilltop Christian

The Faith Christian Academy boy's team remained unbeaten and captured their ninth win of the season Tuesday night with a convincing 74-52 win over Hilltop Christian Academy. The Faith girls outscored Hilltop 15-0 in the third quarter and improved their...

Kornegay, Cougars play unselfish game at Jones Senior

TRENTON -- Tim Kornegay provided a game-high 29 points as Goldsboro High throttled Jones Senior 100-61 in non-conference action on Tuesday evening. The Cougars (7-7) dished out 33 assists as a team and snapped a two-game skid heading into Friday's...

Eastern Wayne matmen dominate Wilson Hunt

Aware of preseason expectations and certainly hoping his wrestlers wouldn't gaze too far ahead toward future opponents, Mike Brown offered one simplistic piece of advice Tuesday evening -- don't overlook Wilson Hunt. The team listened. Brown's squad scored the final...

Six Warriors secure medals in Bulldog Bash

NASHVILLE -- Six Eastern Wayne wrestlers each recorded a top-three finish and the Warriors claimed third place overall in the 2nd annual Bulldog Bash contested Saturday at Nash Central High School. The Warriors' Chris Tesar and Brandon Johnson each claimed...

Coffield reaches 1,000-point plateau for career against Charleston (W. Va.)

INSTITUTE, W. Va. -- Elton Coffield scored a season-high 28 points and eclipsed the career 1,000-point mark as nationally ninth-ranked Mount Olive defeated Charleston 87-80 in non-conference men's basketball Tuesday in day one of the West Virginia State University Classic...

Aycock leads ECC Wachovia Cup standings

CHAPEL HILL -- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced the fall standings in the Wachovia Conference Cup competition for the 2005-2006 academic year. In the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference, Charles B. Aycock took first place in...

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Home sweet home?

MOUNT OLIVE - Repeat offenders? Wendy Lee hopes it's only a momentary trend the Mount Olive College women's basketball team has experienced during the New Year's weekend. The Trojans got off to a slow start Friday and suffered a loss...

College Hoops

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mount Olive's Bokeeter Mozee puts up a shot in the lane during Monday night's home loss to Presbyterian. For more information see XXX.-->...

Trojans face two tough tests

MOC Sports Information On Wednesday night, the nationally ninth-ranked Mount Olive College men's basketball team will compete in a matchup of top 10 teams for the first time in school history. But before the Trojans can even think about Wednesday's...

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Eastern Wayne sweeps Spring Creek

LaGRANGE -- Oh, sweet victory! Mired in a 12-game losing streak since February of last season, the Eastern Wayne women's basketball team finally experienced a win Friday afternoon. All-tournament selection LaNiece Sims tallied nine points in the final quarter to...

Saints win Home Team Athletics Holiday Classic championship

JACKSONVILLE -- Delawn Armwood blistered White Oak's defense for 30 points and earned Most Valuable Player honors as Southern Wayne defeated the Vikings 75-64 to claim the Home Team Athletics Holiday Classic championship on Friday evening. Armwood also shined defensively,...

Mount Olive women fall

MOUNT OLIVE -- Lisa Richardson led three players in double figures with 16 points as North Carolina Central withstood a late rally to defeat Mount Olive 63-57 in a non-conference NCAA Division II women's basketball game Friday afternoon at Kornegay...