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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Mount Olive College women eclipse the 100-point mark for first time in 10 years

MOUNT OLIVE -- Senior forward Teneal Boone collected her 16th double-double of the season and Mount Olive College recorded its most-prolific scoring output in 10-plus years Monday evening at Kornegay Arena. Boone poured in a career-best 27 points and grabbed...

Young Heels have old-school attitude

CHAPEL HILL -- After North Carolina's men's basketball team defeated Maryland on Sunday -- winning their fifth game in a row in Atlantic Coast Conference play and eighth in nine outings overall -- patting themselves on the back would have...

Monday, February 27, 2006

Wayne County trio finishes as state runners-up

WINSTON-SALEM -- You could say that Chris Tesar, Ngu Tran and Wes Denham followed the same blueprint to success this season. Each emerged a conference champion. Each claimed a regional title. Each reached the final round of the N.C. High...

A close look at history

Time flies. Just ask Pikeville native Gene Baker. Baker attended and played basketball at Wake Forest High School from 1952-56. At the same time, Dickie Hemric, who has owned the Atlantic Coast Conference scoring record for 50 years, was dominating...

Record-settings weekend for Wayne County grapplers

"Man, you're in for a busy day!" By 11 p.m. Saturday, that sentence had bored a hole in my weary head. But I didn't mind one bit. Wayne County wrestlers and teams, for the second consecutive year, enjoyed a record-breaking...

Hokies get past ECU

GREENVILLE -- Jose Cueto's two-run homer in the fourth inning was all the Hokies needed as Virginia Tech beat East Carolina, 5-1, Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium in the second game of the day of the Keith LeClair Classic sponsored...

MOC softball

LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. -- Krystal Bourne and Tiffanie Pittman each tossed shutouts and Karen Thornton hit two inside-the-park home runs in game two as Mount Olive swept a non-conference softball doubleheader over St. Paul's 14-0 and 17-0 Sunday at Lawrenceville, Va....

MOC briefs

Mount Olive is the No. 2 seed in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Men's Basketball Tournament for the third year in a row. The Trojans reached the championship game each of the last two years, but were beaten by top-seeded Pfeiffer...

MOC Baseball beats Coker

MOUNT OLIVE -- Josh Carter's three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning as Mount Olive came from behind to defeat Coker 8-3 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference baseball Sunday at Scarborough Field. The win gives Mount Olive a three-game sweep of...

Sunday, February 26, 2006

SC bows out

KENANSVILLE -- It was a bittersweet moment, but Sonny Kilpatrick couldn't help but smile. As the third-year Spring Creek coach and his Gators accepted their sectional runner-up trophy, Kilpatrick could only think about how far his young team had come...

Gryphons end SW's run

By CLAY HARRIS Courtesy Rocky Mount Telegram ROCKY MOUNT -- Beginning the season 0-7 is not every coach's dream, but to win the sectional title is definitely one. Very rarely do both happen in one season. But for Rocky Mount...

WCDS, Faith fall in playoffs

HIGH POINT -- Wayne Country Day's Tavon Waters and Adam Wright finished their careers in impressive fashion, but it wasn't enough as perennial-power, Gaston Day claimed a 78-60 win over the Chargers in the quarterfinals of the N.C. Independent Schools...

MOC teams sweep Lees-McRae

MOC Sports Information BANNER ELK -- Chris Bartley led five players in double figures with 16 points as regionally sixth-ranked Mount Olive rallied from an early 10-point deficit to defeat Lees-McRae 90-80 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's basketball Saturday at...

MOC baseball sweeps Coker

Staff reports and MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Kyle Curtis doubled with two outs in the bottom of the 11th and Mike Kicia followed with the game-winning rbi-single to lead Mount Olive to an 11-inning 6-5 victory over Coker...

MOC softball falls to Pfeiffer

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Morgan Whaley's first collegiate home run helped stake Mount Olive to a three-run lead, but Erin Furness connected on three doubles as Pfeiffer rallied for an 8-4 victory in game one of a Carolinas-Virginia...

Friday, February 24, 2006

Spring Creek upsets No. 7-ranked East Columbus

KENANSVILLE -- That 10-game losing streak is a forgotten memory now. The Spring Creek men's basketball team is one victory shy of grabbing its first-ever trip to the eastern regionals. Dalreese Bell knocked down two 3-pointers in the final 92...

Saints eliminate Washington in 3-A playoffs

DUDLEY -- Practice makes perfect? Maybe. Three good practice days intertwined with a six-day layoff gave second-year Southern Wayne coach Mike Connelley a positive feeling heading into Thursday's sectional semifinal contest against Washington. Sitting in his office after the game,...

Orange deals Goldsboro three-point loss

Goldsboro's boys basketball team's inability to get past Orange High in the Class 2-A N.C. High School Athletic Association sectional semifinals essentially came down to the little things. The fundamentals of basketball -- free-throw shooting, boxing out, taking care of...

Thomas, Whaley spark late-inning uprising for MOC

Colleen Thomas doubled home the tying run with none out in the bottom of the 10th inning and scored the game-winner on Morgan Whaley's double one out later to lead Mount Olive to a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over Bluefield State...

Trojan men conclude regular season Saturday at Lees-McRae

The Mount Olive men's basketball team put together its most emotional win of the season earlier this week. The Trojans need to make sure they don't have a letdown in their final game before the conference tournament. Regionally sixth-ranked Mount...

Mount Olive women hope to end CVAC play with .500 record

Last season, Mount Olive's final regular season opponent was also the Trojans' opponent in the first round of the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Tournament, resulting in the two teams facing each other twice in three days. Heading into Saturday's regular season finale,...

Trojan diamond nine host Coker (S.C.) in CVAC action this weekend

In each of the last two seasons, the home team has come away with a three-game sweep in the baseball series between Mount Olive and Coker. The Trojans hope that streak continues this weekend. Mount Olive plays host to Coker...

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Eagles' impressive season ends

KENANSVILLE -- With two key offensive scorers unavailable, Rosewood found an unusual source Wednesday evening against long-time nemesis Midway. Halie Meadows came off the bench and drilled the game-tying 3-pointer, forcing overtime in a N.C. High School Athletic Association Class...

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

1-A boys' playoffs - Spring Creek takes 2-OT thriller

WARSAW -- The James Kenan men's basketball team has struggled defending its home court this season. Dalreese Bell made sure the trend continued Tuesday evening. Bell, a Spring Creek senior, bombarded the Tigers with a game-high 41 points in an...

NCISAA playoffs - Charger boys advance

Playing with a lead is often more difficult for high school basketball teams than dealing with a deficit. In the first round of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A playoffs, Wayne Country Day's boys, the No. 6 seed, struggled...

Nordan, Martin, Wooten drill home runs for Trojans

MOUNT OLIVE -- Stephen Nordan and Lance Martin each belted a three-run homer and Graham Wooten added a solo home run to lead Mount Olive to a 10-3 victory over Shaw in non-conference NCAA II baseball Tuesday at Scarborough Field....

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Eagles pull away

A key defensive switch in the fourth quarter proved crucial as Rosewood's girls basketball team advanced to the Class 1-A N.C. High School Athletic Association sectional semifinals with a 48-34 win at home over Lejeune on Monday. With the score...

Bulldogs bounce Aycock

NASHVILLE -- Coming off not-so-good performances in their respective conference tournaments, Charles B. Aycock and Nash Central entered Monday evening's playoff contest with the same agenda -- stick to the game plan. Each team stayed within in the framework of...

Chris Brown signs with Barton soccer

Like many young athletes, Eastern Wayne's Chris Brown found soccer to be the ideal fall sport to keep him in shape for playing baseball. But, next fall, soccer will no longer be his secondary sport as the senior midfielder/defender will...

Goldsboro graduate leads Mount Olive College to big win over Pfeiffer

MOUNT OLIVE -- Victor Young scored a career-high 38 points to lead regionally seventh-ranked Mount Olive to a 105-89 victory over Pfeiffer in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's basketball Monday at Kornegay Arena. Elton Coffield added 26 points and Melvin Creddle...

Mount Olive women crush Lady Bulldogs

MOUNT OLIVE -- Teneal Boone led four players in double figures with 20 points as Mount Olive celebrated Senior Night with an 80-53 victory over Pfeiffer in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's basketball Monday at Kornegay Arena. Monday's contest was the...

Area wrestlers headed to state

MOREHEAD CITY -- Before wrestling his first individual match of the season, Chris Tesar sat in the old gymnasium athletic office and stated he wanted to achieve one goal -- a perfect record -- through regional competition this season. Tesar...

Monday, February 20, 2006

Cougars, Saints get first-round byes

Five Wayne County high school boys basketball programs will be looking to continue their regular-season success when postseason play begins this week in the public and private school ranks. Among the teams in the county that qualified for the playoffs,...

Assistants will lead Lady Eagles, Falcons

Rosewood's girls went unbeaten in Class 1-A Carolina Conference play, finished the season at 19-4 and will host a first-round game. Charles B. Aycock's girls finished tied for second in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference, went 16-9 and will travel...

Sasser leads ECU baseball team to win

GREENVILLE -- C.B. Aycock graduate Dustin Sasser pitched through sleet and snow for the second consecutive weekend to earn his first win of the season as East Carolina defeated College of Charleston 4-2 Saturday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Sasser tossed...

Trojans shut out Lenoir-Rhyne twice

HICKORY -- The Mount Olive baseball team held Lenoir-Rhyne College scoreless in a doubleheader sweep, 10-0 and 3-0, Sunday afternoon at Bears Field. The Trojans also limited the Bears to just seven hits total on the day and picked up...

Williams leads Eagles

ERWIN -- Wayne Christian's Eric Williams scored 28 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the Eagles suffered a 60-56 loss to Village Christian in the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference championship game on Saturday. Williams finished the 21-game season with...

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Southern Wayne crowned ECC king

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne senior Akeem Royal seemed a little shocked when head coach Mike Connelley told him he wasn't playing aggressive on both ends of the court Friday evening. So, like any good player, Royal accepted the challenge. Known...

Panthers deny Rosewood's title bid

MOUNT OLIVE -- After seeing their team suffer a disappointing, 33-30 loss to North Johnston in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference tournament championship on Friday, Rosewood assistant girls basketball coaches Jennifer Cochran and Josh Smith wanted to make this simple...

Dominant Bruins roll past C.B. Aycock girls

DUDLEY -- When you're 24-0 and ranked No. 4 among the state's best Class 3-A basketball teams, it's easy to become complacent and go through the motions each time you're on the court. Not Wilson Beddingfield. Determined to prevent an...

Wayne Country Day boys eliminated in CPIC semifinals

In his first year on the sideline at Wayne Country Day, Chargers' boys coach Chad Wiggins has seen his team play its fair share of close games. It didn't take long for Wiggins to realize the Chargers' battle against Rocky...

Faith Christian boys claim NCCSA 2-A Coastal Regional tournament

Josh Brannan provided a double-double -- 12 points, 11 rebounds -- and Faith Christian Academy claimed the N.C. Christian Schools Association Class 2-A Coastal Regional title with a 72-49 conquest of Mt. Calvary-Hookerton. The Conquerors (24-1) earned the No. 1...

Mount Olive men record third straight 20-win season

MOC Sports Information DUE WEST, S.C. -- Victor Young scored a season-high 22 points and regionally-ranked Mount Olive College fended off Erskine (S.C.) College 69-67 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference play Saturday afternoon. The Trojans clinched their third consecutive 20-win season....

Medeiros has career outing against Erskine

MOC Sports Information DUE WEST, S.C. -- Sierra Medeiros tallied career highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead Mount Olive to a 77-64 victory over Erskine (S.C.) College in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's basketball action Saturday afternoon. Teneal...

Trojan softball off to 3-0 start

MOC Sports Information MURFREESBORO -- Colleen Thomas recorded her third consecutive three-hit game and Jamie Pruitt's two-run single capped a five-run third inning as Mount Olive defeated Chowan 9-2 in non-conference softball action Friday afternoon. The second game was called...

Wildlife Resources Commission seeking out land

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is looking at seven parcels of coastal property totaling 13,500 acres for possible acquisition as game lands. It would become part of some two million acres of land managed by the Wildlife Commission across the...

No. 13 D'Youville rallies past MOC spikers

MOC Sports Information BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Pedro Penate led four Mount Olive players in double figures with 20 kills, but nationally-ranked D'Youville (N.Y.) College rallied for a 22-30, 25-30, 30-26, 30-28, 15-13 non-conference victory Friday afternoon. D'Youville is ranked No....

Friday, February 17, 2006

Rosewood girls reach Carolina 1-A tournament finals

MOUNT OLIVE -- Rosewood High waited nearly seven decades to seize the program's second regular-season championship in women's basketball history. The Eagles might not have to wait that long to claim their third tournament title, however. For the first time...

Gators, Eagles ousted in boys Carolina 1-A semifinals

MOUNT OLIVE -- An all-Wayne County championship in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference boys tournament looked well within reach at different stages of No. 5 Rosewood's and No. 3 Spring Creek's respective semifinal games on Thursday at Kornegay Arena. But,...

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WAVE 16s rally to win bronze medal GREENSBORO -- Down 11-4 in the deciding match of the championship game, the local W.A.V.E. 16 Black travelling volleyball team battled back to claim the title of the Carolina Region Women's 16-under Bronze...

Locked and loaded - Heels' Wooten ready to pitch this season

CHAPEL HILL -- During his high school pitching career at Charles B. Aycock, right-hander Rob Wooten brought home his fair share of awards. Wooten, who helped lead the Golden Falcons to the Class 3-A eastern regional final in his junior...

NO. 7 Mount Olive claims regional victory

BELMONT -- Elijah Rouse led all scorers with a career-high 23 points and Justin Melton made a steal and hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds left as regionally seventh-ranked Mount Olive defeated Belmont Abbey 75-72 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference...

Crusaders deny Trojan women in CVAC play

BELMONT -- Teneal Boone notched her fourth consecutive double-double, but it wasn't enough as Mount Olive fell to Belmont Abbey 75-62 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's basketball Thursday at Belmont, N.C. Mount Olive (12-12 overall, 7-10 CVAC) took an early...

Trojan diamond 9 split CVAC twinbill with Pfeiffer

Ted Pelech and Donald Huff combined on a five-hit shutout to lead Mount Olive to a 2-0 victory over Pfeiffer in game one of a CVAC baseball doubleheader Wednesday at Misenheimer. The Trojans had to settle for a split as...

Thursday, February 16, 2006

SW boys advance to ECC finals

DUDLEY -- For Southern Wayne's boys basketball team, beating Wilson Hunt in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference tournament semifinals meant more than getting a shot to add a tourney title to their regular-season crown. With a first-round bye when...

Goldsboro falls to Greene Central

Fourth-quarter execution emerged the key to Goldsboro High's success during its march toward the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference regular-season men's basketball championship. For two costly minutes, the Cougars forgot about it Wednesday evening. Forced to foul, Goldsboro wasted three...

Prep roundup - CBA girls top Hunt in semifinals

KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock's Quaneisha Milner scored a game-high 24 points, including a 12-point barrage late in the second quarter, as the Golden Falcons defeated Wilson Hunt, 50-42, in the semifinals of the Class 3-A Eastern Conference tournament on...

Mount Olive College roundup

DURHAM -- Shauna Cowdrey and Christine Ermer combined on a three-hitter, while Tiffanie Pittman and Colleen Thomas led the offense with three hits apiece as Mount Olive defeated North Carolina Central in game one of a non-conference softball doubleheader Wednesday...

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Spring Creek, Rosewood boys advance to semifinals

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek center Desmund Raeford will need to wait another year before he can be called the "big man on campus." That's because the 6-foot, 230-pounder is still in eighth grade and attends classes in the...

Chargers advance in CPIC

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Country Day's Molly Peacock scored a team-best 10 points as the Chargers defeated Rocky Mount Academy, 39-37, in the quarterfinals of the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference tournament on Tuesday. The fifth-seeded Chargers (5-16 overall) move...

MOC rally comes up short

MISENHEIMER -- Mount Olive put together a four-run rally with two outs in the top of the ninth, but fell 6-5 to Pfeiffer University in their NCAA Division II Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference baseball opener on Tuesday afternoon. Mount Olive (5-2...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Jackson sparks Lady Cougars to first round win

FARMVILLE -- Fifth-year Goldsboro High women's basketball coach Gladys McClary finally got to see the passion, determination and hustle that's been missing from her team Monday evening. And it came from one player -- senior Chevoya Jackson. "She must have...

SW girls, Bruin boys emerge

WILSON -- Keyed by improved defense in the second half, Southern Wayne's girls basketball team erased a seven-point halftime deficit and claimed a 47-38 win over rival Eastern Wayne in the first round of the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference...

Spring Creek and Princeton girls advance to semifinals

PRINCETON -- Spring Creek forward Brittani Billups has shot thousands of backyard layups with her father Brian. It's the simplest shot in basketball, but she knows that in the Carolina 1-A conference tournament, no shot is a gimme. Especially with...

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WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock's Rob Phillips scored a team-high 18 points as the Golden Falcons suffered a 74-51 loss at Wilson Hunt in the quarterfinals of the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference tournament on Monday in the Warriors' gymnasium....

Young scores 1,000th for MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Melvin Creddle scored all of his 15 points in the first half and senior Victor Young became the second Mount Olive player this season to reach 1,000 career points as regionally seventh-ranked Mount Olive College defeated Coker...

Corley breaks assists record

MOUNT OLIVE -- Keona Corley broke her own school record with 12 assists and Teneal Boone notched her third consecutive double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds as Mount Olive defeated Coker 65-53 in a Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's basketball...

MOC softball ready to make strides

Moments after finishing a softball practice in the fall, fourth-year Mount Olive College coach Jamie Kylis-Higginbotham pulled Erin Wilson to the side. Wilson had torn the cover off the ball all afternoon and a puzzled Kylis-Higginbotham silently wondered what had...

MOC baseball ranked No. 31

MOUNT OLIVE -- For the second week in a row, Mount Olive narrowly missed breaking into the top 30, finishing in a tie at No. 31 this week in the Collegiate Baseball Division II Top 30 national poll, it was...

Monday, February 13, 2006

Mount Olive College improves to 5-1

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mount Olive's Josh Carter (20) scores as the throw gets away from the pitcher during game two of Sunday's doubleheader. For more information see Trojans salvage split....

Trojans salvage split

MOUNT OLIVE -- At least they got two games in. It would have been tough for the visiting Shippensburg (Pa.) University Red Raiders to have made the 800-mile roundtrip to North Carolina for nothing. When Saturday's rainout forced a pair...

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Trojan netters cruise Mount Olive won all six singles matches as the Trojans opened their 2006 season with an 8-1 victory over Fayetteville State in non-conference NCAA II women's tennis Friday at Walker Tennis Center. Lucia Henkle, last year's Carolinas-Virginia...

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Lady Eagles soaring

PRINCETON -- Jerry Narron believes his Lady Eagles can soar to new heights during the postseason. Trouble is, the Rosewood girls basketball coach won't be around to see it. Narron reports to spring training in Sarasota, Fla., this week to...

North Pitt sweeps Goldsboro

Goldsboro senior guard Chevoya Jackson scored nine fourth-quarter points -- including a 3-pointer that tied North Pitt at 60-60 with 20 seconds to play -- to lead the Lady Cougars on an 11-point comeback in the game's final eight minutes...

Trojans defense too much for Queens

MOUNT OLIVE -- After falling 95-90 to Queens back in late November in Charlotte and giving up the most points they have allowed in Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference this season, the Trojans threw a wrinkle in their defensive game plan in...

Green, Boone lead MOC women

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Ebony Green scored 15 of her career-high 21 points in the first half and Teneal Boone notched her 11th double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Mount Olive to...

Daughtry, 'Dawgs bite Rosewood

PRINCETON -- Ryan Daughtry knew it was going in. The Princeton sophomore took a dribble on Princeton's first possession of the fourth quarter and let a 3-pointer fly right in front of the "Rosewood Rowdies." It found its mark. "Oh...

Gators top Rebels in regular-season finale

CALYPSO -- Spring Creek's Josh Wright dropped in a team-high 14 points as the Gators wrapped up the regular season with a 64-61 win at North Duplin on Friday. Spring Creek (11-13 overall) finished 7-3 in the Class 1-A Carolina...

ECU wins season opener

GREENNVILLE -- Jake Smith and Adam Witter each homered while T.J. Hose struck out eight in six innings of work as East Carolina won its season-opener, 6-1, over Maryland Friday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium. The Pirates (1-0) scored one in...

It's time for shad, but where are they?

The annual shad run is either getting a slow start or anglers are being mighty coy about their catches. Grifton Shad Festival officials say the first catch reported to them was by Hugh Hines of LaGrange who caught a 14-ouncer...

Friday, February 10, 2006

Southern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock

News-Argus/Bobby Williams C.B. Aycock's Erin Medford (34) and Quaneisha Milner (14) battle for a loose ball with Southern Wayne's Ebony Darden (21) and Lynn Grantham (30). For more information see Golden Falcon girls complete sweep, tie for second in...

Eastern runner-up ... again - Morehead denies Aycock's title bid

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock is becoming a second home for the John M. Morehead wrestling team during the postseason. The Panthers captured eastern regional dual-team championships during previous trips to Pikeville in 2003 and 2004. They added another title...

Saints hang on at the top

DUDLEY -- Life at the top of the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference's boys basketball standings isn't easy -- just ask Southern Wayne coach Mike Connelley. Night after night, his state-ranked Saints take every team's best shot as their opponents...

Golden Falcon girls complete sweep, tie for second in ECC

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock's Quaneisha Milner pumped in a game-best 21 points, while pulling down seven rebounds and dishing out six assists, as the Golden Falcons completed a regular-season sweep over Southern Wayne with a 65-48 win in the...

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Rosewood grapplers post another 20-win season HAMPSTEAD -- Rosewood High posted its fourth consecutive 20-win season and Jim Bish moved within one victory of reaching the century mark in a dual-team sectional contested at Topsail High School. The Eagles collected...

Trojan diamond 9 entertain No. 34-ranked Shippensburg (Pa.)

Mount Olive tries to stay unbeaten as the Trojans play host to nationally 34th-ranked Shippensburg in a three-game non-conference NCAA II baseball series this weekend at Scarborough Field. The two teams play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon and a...

Trojan men hope to avenge CVAC loss against Royals

Coming off its first home loss in more than a year and heading into its second consecutive game against a regional top 10 team, this may have been a good week for a "snow day" for the Mount Olive men's...

Mount Olive women look to snap 5-game skid

Tomorrow, Mount Olive College will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sport Day. The Trojan women's basketball team hopes the festivities include a much-needed win. Mount Olive returns to action Saturday as the Trojans play host to Queens in Carolinas-Virginia...

Eight bowl opponents highlight 2006 ECU football schedule

GREENVILLE -- Eight contests against bowl participants, including home games against Nokia Sugar Bowl winner West Virginia and Virginia, highlight East Carolina's 2006 complete football schedule released Thursday by Conference USA. In addition, the Pirates will open the season against...

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Mount Olive College will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Mount Olive College will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day this Saturday as current and former Trojan female student-athletes will be recognized during festivities throughout the day. In addition, free admission will be provided for Saturday's women's basketball...

Mount Olive College digest

Mount Olive slipped three spots and returned to No. 7 in this week's NCAA Division II East Region Poll, it was announced Wednesday. The Trojans, who have alternated between No. 4 and No. 7 in each of the first four...

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Eastern Wayne's Jamere Thomas scored 12 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead the Warriors to a 63-30 win over Charles B. Aycock on Tuesday. The win improved Eastern Wayne to 15-4 overall and 8-1 in the Class 3-A...

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Goldsboro secures EPC championship

By DAVIS FISHER Courtesy Kinston Free Press LaGRANGE -- Tim Kornegay hit a layup with 6.3 seconds remaining, lifting Goldsboro High to a dramatic 68-66 win over North Lenoir at Wheat Swamp on Tuesday night. The win split the regular-season...

Falcons survive first postseason test

PIKEVILLE -- First-year wrestlers aren't supposed to understand the importance and intensity surrounding dual-team playoff matches. Don't tell that to Jordan Pearson. The sophomore 112-pounder wrestled like a veteran and collected two key victories for Charles B. Aycock on Tuesday...

Eastern Wayne surges past Charles B. Aycock

With only one win in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play going into Tuesday's game at home against Charles B. Aycock, Eastern Wayne's boys basketball team -- on the outside of the NCHSAA playoff picture -- didn't have much riding...

Gators win overtime thriller

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Getting dressed can sometimes be a tough task for a high school student. The questions are endless. Khakis or Jeans? Boxers or Briefs? Button-down or hooded sweatshirt? But Spring Creek guard Dalreese Bell went to sleep on...

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Rosewood girls put finishing touches on Carolina 1-A crown Senior Clare Narron led four Rosewood players in double figures with 14 points and the Eagles clinched the Class 1-A Carolina Conference regular-season title with a 61-36 victory over North Duplin....

Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Mount Olive College - A rare loss at home

MOUNT OLIVE -- Barton's frontcourt duo of Alejo Barovero and Mark Friscone made sure that archrival Mount Olive College paid dearly for its mental breakdowns on defense Monday evening. Barovero and Friscone combined for four key baskets in a three-minute...

Mount Olive College - Lady Trojans fall below .500

MOUNT OLIVE -- Teneal Boone (15 points, 12 rebounds) and Keona Corley (10 points, 10 assists) both recorded double-doubles, but a late rally came up short as Mount Olive fell to regionally sixth-ranked Barton 75-68 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's...

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Lady Conquerors beat Mount Calvary 42-19 Faith Christian's Natalie Thibeaux scored 14 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the Lady Conquerors defeated Mount Calvary 42-19 on homecoming last Friday night. Thibeaux added five steals and three assists, while Amie...

Monday, February 6, 2006

Steelers' Warren soaking it all in

DETROIT -- Greg Warren will soon ride through downtown Pittsburgh with the rest of his teammates in a ticker-tape parade as the Steel City celebrates the franchise's record-tying fifth Super Bowl title and their first since 1980. Likely within the...

Trojans complete sweep

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's baseball team never faced a large deficit in their opening weekend series at home against Newberry (S.C.), but the Trojans saw the Indians score first in all four games. The deficits, whether early or late,...

Golden Falcons repeat as champs

PIKEVILLE - The fifth edition of the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference wrestling tournament took on a "Wayne County flavor" Saturday afternoon. Wrestlers from the three county teams -- Charles B. Aycock, Southern Wayne and Eastern Wayne -- combined to...

Rosewood takes C/TRC/A championship

One week after clinching the inaugural Class 1-A Carolina/Tar-Roanoke/Albemarle Conference regular-season title, Rosewood High added the tournament crown Saturday afternoon. Senior captain Matt Davis emerged the lone individual champion, but the Eagles notched four second-place finishes to record 199 points...

Sunday, February 5, 2006

Southern Wayne takes over first in ECC

DUDLEY -- Win number 400 in Southern Wayne coach Mike Connelley's 27-year career in high school basketball couldn't have been much sweeter. Connelley, in his second year with the Saints, saw his squad turn in a near-flawless offensive performance in...

RHS girls clinch share of Carolina title

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Much of Rosewood's senior class comprises the women's volleyball team, so it was no surprise the basketball team set winning the Class 1-A Carolina Conference regular-season title as goal No. 1. Now they are 2-for-2. Clare Narron...

CBA boys, Hunt girls claim wins

PIKEVILLE -- Before Friday night's Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference girls basketball battle for second place between Charles B. Aycock and Wilson Hunt, Hunt's Kiara Jones was known as a practice player. Tucked safely within her gym in Wilson, Jones...

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Wayne Country Day's Adam Wright pumped in 35 points -- including a clutch jumper in the waning seconds that put the Chargers up for good in a 69-66 win at home over Kerr-Vance Academy in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference...

Wayne County teams dominate ECC wrestling tourney

Three Wayne County teams -- Charles B. Aycock, Southern Wayne and Eastern Wayne -- combined to seize all 14 gold medals in the season-ending Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference wrestling tournament contested Saturday. Aycock claimed its third straight team championship...

MOC men top Anderson

ANDERSON, S.C. -- Victor Young scored a season-high 21 points and Elton Coffield added 20 points as regionally fourth-ranked Mount Olive defeated Anderson 93-79 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's basketball Saturday at Anderson, S.C. The Trojans used a 13-2 run...

MOC baseball sweeps opener

MOUNT OLIVE -- Southern Wayne graduate Erik Lovett's three-run homer and Eastern Wayne graduate Josh Carter's three-run double highlighted a school-record 16-run second inning as Mount Olive defeated Newberry 22-2 in game one of a non-conference baseball doubleheader Saturday at...

Outdoors - Is Navy up to old tricks?

"We want to do the right thing." That assurance came last week from Jim Brantly, spokesman for the Navy's Fleet Forces Command at Norfolk, Va. He was speaking of the Navy's environmental findings concerning its proposed sonar training range off...

Friday, February 3, 2006

Loving every minute of it -- Warren prepares for Super Bowl XL

Days like these come rarely. Opportunities like this don't happen for everyone. Greg Warren knows this. In two days, the rookie long snapper will be playing in the Super Bowl for the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers. All week long, the...

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Braswell sparks Rosewood's non-conference victory Kasie Braswell pumped in a game-high 18 points and paced Rosewood to a 49-28, non-conference victory over Union on Wednesday evening. Courtney Hill added 12 points for the Eagles, who led 14-1 after one quarter...

MOC baseball preview -- A season of 'firsts' for Trojans

MOUNT OLIVE -- In his 20th year at the helm of the Mount Olive College baseball team, it will be a season of several "firsts" for coach Carl Lancaster. The Trojans' 2006 roster includes a total of seven players from...

Regionally-ranked Trojans head to Anderson

The Mount Olive men's basketball team will do something Saturday it hasn't done in nearly a year: play a game without being nationally ranked. Mount Olive plays its first game in five days as the Trojans head to Anderson, S.C.,...

Mount Olive women look for 11th victory

In its last two games, the Mount Olive women's basketball team has played well enough to win, but has run up against teams that caught fire in the second half. Saturday, the Trojans will face a team that seems to...

MOC women's golf team opens season this weekend

The Mount Olive women's golf team heads to the coast this weekend to open its 2006 spring campaign. The Trojans head to Kiawah Island, S.C., to compete in the Tusculum College/Kiawah Island Women's Golf Intercollegiate. The two-round tournament begins Saturday....

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Goldsboro standout signs with Virginia Tech

Jacob Sykes won't forget the evening Frank Beamer came to dinner. The Goldsboro High senior eagerly listened to Beamer and didn't seem too awestruck by having one of the nation's top collegiate football coaches sitting across from him at the...

Wayne Country Day grad a UNC cheerleader

It was all so surreal. It was one of those moments that come once in a lifetime, are gone before you know it, and will always seem like it happened only yesterday. The North Carolina basketball team had just defeated...

C.B. Aycock's Gilbert, Lee sign football scholarships

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock seniors Cortez Gilbert and Spruce Lee were plenty gifted enough high school football players to have went through the motions and still kept their starting roles. But the Falcon duo wasn't just concerned with starting...

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Rosewood suffers non-confrence loss Rosewood's Kyle Bunn pumped in 23 points, making six, 3-pointers, in the Eagles' 60-50 loss to Union in non-conference play on Wednesday at home. Rosewood fell to 4-16 overall heading into Friday's Class 1-A Carolina Conference...

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Goldsoro - Green Central

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Goldsboro's Treme Boone (30) drives against Greene Central's Marcus Thomas (20) during Tuesday night's Eastern Plains Conference Game. For more information see Cougars collect seventh win in last eight outings....

Golden Falcon matmen seize ECC regular-season crown

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's wrestling team crossed one item off its preseason checklist Tuesday evening. Denied regular-season titles each of the past three seasons, the Golden Falcons captured the program's first Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference championship since 2002...

Cougars collect seventh win in last eight outings

Goldsboro coach Randy Jordan's plan was thought-out, yet simple -- put together a tough non-conference schedule, so his Cougars will have faced stout opposition heading into their first year in the always-rugged, Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference. So far, that...

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North Duplin boys snap 18-game skid in Carolina 1-A play PRINCETON -- North Duplin claimed a 63-62, come-from-behind victory over Princeton and snapped an 18-game losing streak against Class 1-A Carolina Conference opposition Tuesday evening. Ryan Killette drained two free...