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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Post 11 takes advantage of Kinston miscues

KINSTON -- How often does a team strike out 15 times, hit the ball out of the infield three times and find a way to win a baseball game? Well, that's exactly what happened in the American Legion contest between...

Not a good morning for K-Tribe

KINSTON -- The Blue Rocks batted around in the sixth inning as the Blue Rocks beat up on the K-Tribe on Tuesday, winning the 11 a.m. game 9-2 at Grainger Stadium. Kinston is now 0-2 in morning games, and has...

Team concept key for Falcons

Sacrifices aren't just bunts on the softball field. Charles B. Aycock's Emily Jordan was hitless in her one pinch-hit appearance in the fifth inning of the Golden Falcons' final-four clinching, 11-1 win over Fike. But Jordan was valuable. Penciled in...

Meet The Teams

C.B. Aycock *Mascot: Golden Falcons *Hometown: Pikeville *Conference: Eastern Carolina *Coach: David West *Final four history: Sixth trip in seven years; Fourth in five years under West. *On the season: Started out 1-5, only to rebound with 18 wins in...

T.J. Lancaster dedicated to alma mater

If you have seen an Aycock softball game over the last few years, chances are you have seen coach David West get pumped up. He might try to wave a foul ball fair with his hands -- ala Carlton Fisk...

Smokies topple Mudcats

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Jamie D'Antona and Jerry Gil combined to drive in four runs, while Steven Jackson pitched five reliable innings as Tennessee beat Carolina 6-1 at Smokies Park on Tuesday night. D'Antona hit a two-run homer in the seventh,...

Snow Hill tops West Craven

SNOW HILL -- Snow Hill Post 94 evened its worksheet at 1-1 with a 2-1, nine-inning victory over West Craven in Junior American Legion play Tuesday evening on the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex. Will McLawhorn, Trey Beamon, Michael Speedy,...

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Carolina rallies in ninth

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. -- Carolina scored five runs in the ninth inning to rally past Tennessee 6-4 on Monday night at Smokies Park. J.C. Muniz and Kevin Randel highlighted the comeback with back-to-back homers in the ninth to tie the game...

Lofgren notches 8th win

KINSTON -- Kinston ace Chuck Lofgren yielded three hits in seven innings and collected his Carolina League-leading eighth victory on the mound in the K-Tribe's 3-1 conquest of Wilmington at historic Grainger Stadium. The 20-year-old Lofgren (8-2) is now tied...

Monday, May 29, 2006

Local digest

WINDSOR -- Snow Hill's Hunter Chase had three hits, including a double, in Post 94's 12-3 win at Ahoskie on Saturday night in their Area I East opener. The win improves Snow Hill to 3-0 on the season and 1-0...

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Tulane eliminates ECU

ECU Sports Information HOUSTON, Texas -- Warren McFadden's one-out single in the top of the 10th inning scored Matt Riser with the game-winning run as Tulane posted a 2-1 victory over East Carolina and eliminated the Pirates from the 2006...

Friday, May 26, 2006

Falcon softball at home

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's softball program will be gunning for their fourth trip in five years to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A final four at Walnut Creek when they host Wilson Fike tonight at 7 p.m....

MOC signs three NLIs

MOUNT OLIVE -- Veteran Mount Olive College men's basketball coach Bill Clingan has signed three more recruits to national letters-of-intent to play at the Division II school. The trio of Josh Brown, Kendrick Easley and Lydell Walker increases the Trojans'...

Local digest

LAGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Brandon Sutton tossed a complete game and yielded just one earned run on six hits as the Hawks defeated Edenton Holmes, 8-4 in the first game of the best-of-three Class 2-A N.C. High School Athletic Association...

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Post 11 opens 2006 season Friday at Garner

MOUNT OLIVE -- Throughout the high school season, fourth-year Wayne County Post 11 coach Brad Reaves stockpiled lineup cards from opposing coaches in the county. If Reaves didn't see a particular player, he either gathered information through the internet or...

Ham and Moye headed to Lenoir CC

KINSTON -- Stony Wine, like his predecessor Lind Hartsell, continues to filter talent through the Wayne County-Lenoir Community College baseball pipeline. Wine has signed Tyler Ham and invited Joey Moye to walk on next year at the Division II junior...

ECU surfs past Green Wave at CUSA tournament

HOUSTON, Texas -- Senior left-hander Brody Taylor scattered seven hits and allowed just one earned run in seven-plus innings of work while senior catcher Jake Smith's two-run homer proved to be the difference as sixth-seeded East Carolina posted a 4-2...

Langston resigns from MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Crystal Langston is stepping down as head athletic trainer at Mount Olive, it was announced by director of athletics Jeff Eisen. Langston, who completed her fourth year at Mount Olive, is leaving to pursue other opportunities. "I...

K-Tribe sweeps series at Salem

SALEM, Va. -- Kinston slipped past Salem 4-3 on Wednesday and picked up its fifth victory in six tries on its current roadswing against Carolina League opposition. The K-Tribe captured their ninth win in their last 11 outings and improved...

Carolina seizes road win with ninth-inning rally

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Carolina cracked open a scoreless game with three runs in the ninth to defeat the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx 3-0 at Pringles Park on Wednesday night. Rex Rundren grounded a single into right field against Thomas Atlee...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

C.B. Aycock 5, Currituck 2

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Charles B. Aycock's Brittany Ford slides into third base during Tuesday night's playoff win over Currituck. For more information see Golden Falcons advance to Elite 8 in softball....

Golden Falcons advance to Elite 8 in softball

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's last loss occurred nine games ago back on April 11 at home against Wilson Fike in a non-conference contest. After a 5-2 win over Currituck in the second round of the Class 3-A N.C. High...

C.B. Aycock athletes receive awards at spring ceremony

PIKEVILLE -- On Monday, Charles B. Aycock announced its Spring Athletic Awards in seven varsity and three junior varsity sports. Varsity baseball -- Falcon Awards -- Jackson Massey, Bennett Jeffreys, Will Spence, David Rose and Jason Presser. Varsity softball --...

Hawks reach eastern championship series in baseball

LaGRANGE -- Sthil Sowers turned in a complete-game effort on the mound and emerged North Lenoir's top hitter in a 3-1 victory over Cedar Ridge in their N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A contest Tuesday evening. The Hawks (26-1),...

Trojans' Moberg earns postseason honor

Mount Olive golfer Mick Moberg was selected to the 2006 GCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region Men's Golf Team, as selected by members of the Golf Coaches Association of America. The announcement was made at the NCAA Division II Men's Golf...

K-Tribe struggles to push runners across against Salem

SALEM, Va. -- The K-Tribe stranded 11 men on base as their hot bats cooled off a bit, losing to Salem 6-1 on Tuesday night. Salem touched up starter Jensen Lewis for four runs in the first inning, including two...

West Tenn defense hooks Mudcats

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Scott Moore stole away three would-be doubles at third base to preserve a 3-1 West Tenn victory over Carolina in the series opener Tuesday night at Pringles Park. Moore's defense prevented at least two runs from scoring...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Tribe blanks Salem 9-0

SALEM, Va. -- The K-Tribe pitching staff did it again, throwing their league-leading fifth shutout of the season in a 9-0 triumph over Salem on Monday night. Scott Lewis, Aaron Laffey and Kyle Collins combined for the six-hit shutout. Ryan...

Local digest

Hawg Breath Bass Club The Hawg Breath Bass Club held its monthly tournament at Lake Gaston on the May 20, and John Edwards teamed up with Larry Hoch to take the win. Hoch also caught the tournament's biggest fish. Joe...

Monday, May 22, 2006

Local digest

NASHVILLE -- Wayne Christian, ranked No. 2 in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association, suffered a pair of shutout losses in the state final four over the weekend in Nashville. The Eagles fell 2-0 to top-ranked Cape Fear Christian in...

Snow Hill sweeps pair from Chapel Hill

SNOW HILL -- Snow Hill's Lance Murray finished with five hits in Post 94's season-opening doubleheader sweep over Chapel Hill Post 6 on Sunday. Murray finished with three hits -- including a grand slam -- in Snow Hill's 17-3 win...

Goleski powers K-Tribe past Keys

FREDERICK, Md. -- Ryan Goleski hit three home runs, tying a Carolina League single-game record and leading the K-Tribe to an 8-5 win over Frederick on Sunday afternoon. Goleski hit a solo home run in the second inning, a three-run...

Mudcats rally to beat Smokies

ZEBULON -- The Carolina Mudcats wrapped up a 7-3 homestand with a comeback 9-7 victory over the Tennessee Smokies on Sunday afternoon before 3,972 fans at Five County Stadium. Jonathan Aceves hit a two-run single as part of a four-run...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Lady Falcons advance to Round 2

PIKEVILLE -- Leaving runners on base rarely turns into a positive, especially in the playoffs. On Friday, Charles B. Aycock put five runners on base in the bottom of the first but managed just one run against South Central's Jessie...

Saints bow out with extra-inning loss

MOREHEAD CITY -- C.J. Fallin delivered the game-winning RBI in the eighth inning and top-ranked West Carteret escaped Southern Wayne 2-1 on Friday evening on the Crystal Coast. The Patriots (22-2) earned their second consecutive trip to the N.C. High...

Mount Olive's season ends at NCAA regional

MOC Sports Information MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Mount Olive head baseball coach Carl Lancaster was concerned about his team being rusty heading into the NCAA Tournament. And after Friday's loss, it was apparent the team was feeling the effects of a...

Wayne Country Day rally comes up one hit short

WILSON -- A seventh-inning rally by Wayne Country Day fell one hit short as the Chargers lost 6-4 to three-time defending champion Waccamaw Academy of Whiteville on Friday afternoon in the semifinals of the the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association...

Goldsboro honors student-athletes

From staff reports Virginia Tech signee Jacob Sykes and Tiffany Burden earned male and female athlete of the year accolades, respectively, as Goldsboro High honored its athletes with a season-ending awards banquet at the H.V. Brown Cultural Center on Wednesday...

K-Tribe wins again

FREDERICK, Md. -- Kevin Dixon picked up the first win of his Carolina League career, supported by the big bats of Kinston in a 10-3 victory over Frederick on Saturday night. Dixon (1-0), called up on May 11 from Low-A...

Prep roundup: Area track stars fare well at state

GREENSBORO -- Charles B. Aycock junior Amy Fryt took second in the pole vault at the Class 3-A N.C. High School Athletic Association State Championships at N.C. A&T's track on Friday. Fry's jump of 11-6, was just behind Jamestown's Ragsdale's...

ECU swept by Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Adam Amar's sixth hit of the game in the bottom of the ninth scored Cory Barton and gave Memphis (30-26, 13-11) a series sweep of East Carolina (32-24, 10-14), 11-10, Saturday afternoon in Conference USA action at...

Friday, May 19, 2006

Pender eliminates North Duplin from 1-A softball playoffs

BURGAW -- North Duplin's pre-game jitters turned even more worrisome in the first inning Thursday evening at Pender. The Rebels, first-time participants on the fast-pitch softball playoff scene, failed to defend back-to-back infield bunts before they could record the game's...

Norwayne shows total domination on softball diamond

When a team scores 196 runs in a season and gives up zero, it's doing something right. And when you couple that with the fact the Norwayne Middle School softball team hasn't lost a game in eight seasons, you could...

Trojans battle No. 2-ranked GCSU, but fall 13-8

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Mount Olive outhit top-seeded Georgia College and State 16-12, but it wasn't enough as the sixth-seeded Trojans fell to the Bobcats 13-8 in the first round of the South Atlantic Regional of the 2006 NCAA Division II...

Lieberman's walk-off grand slam lifts Memphis past ECU

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Joey Lieberman hit a walk-off grand slam to give Memphis a 9-6 win over East Carolina at Nat Buring Stadium in Conference USA play Thursday night. With the loss the Pirates fall to 32-22 overall and 10-11...

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Warren, Davis sign with Guilford

DUDLEY -- After helping lead Southern Wayne's football team to their first ever playoff win in 2005, seniors Joseph Davis and Michael Warren were not quite ready for their football careers to end. In the fall, the duo -- both...

Three Trojans on All South Alantic team

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Josh Carter was named to the first team, while David Cooper and Justin Staatz earned second team honors on the 2006 ABCA Division II All-South Atlantic Region Baseball Team, as selected by members of the American Baseball...

Local digest

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day's Ross Wilson captured the No. 1 singles title in the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference tournament on May 12 at Greenfield School. Wilson defeated Rocky Mount Academy's Zack Cyrus, 0-6, 6-1 (10-6) in the championship...

K-Tribe splits doubleheader with Potomac

KINSTON -- The Kinston Indians split a doubleheader with the Potomac Nationals on Wednesday night, winning the opener 12-4 and dropping nightcap 7-6 in eight innings at Grainger Stadium. Game 1 started with a bang when Ryan Goleski hit a...

Mudcats drill Tennessee

ZEBULON -- The Mudcats pounded out 18 hits Wednesday night as Carolina beat visiting Tennessee 11-4. Kevin Randel hit his third home run of the year for the Mudcats (20-21), who trailed 3-1 early in the game but scored five...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

3-A playoffs - Conley eliminates Aycock in 9-inning thriller

PIKEVILLE -- A standing-room-only crowd that spilled over into the top row of the football bleachers was treated to a dandy, first-round playoff thriller Tuesday evening on the Charles B. Aycock baseball diamond. But this matchup between two of the...

Saints' Langston throws one-hit shutout at Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT -- Southern Wayne right-hander Ashton Langston's senior season likely will not go down as his easiest. Working back from shoulder surgery, the 6-foot-5 hurler is unbeaten at 7-0, but he has battled through appearances where his command and...

Wayne Christian advances to NCISAA 1-A Final Four

Sophomore hurler Traci Davis tossed a one-hit shutout as the Wayne Christian Lady Eagles advanced to Friday's North Carolina Independent Schools State Championship Final Four with a 3-0 win over visiting High Point on Tuesday afternoon. Davis, who struck out...

Gryphon netters sweep doubles, bounce E. Wayne from playoffs

Eastern Wayne men's tennis coach Nancy Dawson didn't know how far her team would advance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A dual-team playoffs this season. When the 32-team bracket was announced, senior Alex Bryant predicted a third-round...

Chargers upset High Point Christian in baseball playoffs

HIGH POINT -- Travis Davis cranked out three doubles and emerged the winning pitcher in relief as Wayne Country Day upset High Point Christian 5-4 in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A baseball playoffs Tuesday afternoon. The sixth-seeded...

Cougar trio qualifies for 2-A state meet

Goldsboro's Jacob Sykes, Achish Garrett and Monterio Newsome qualifed as individuals for the Class 2-A state championships to be held Saturday at N.C. A&T in Greensboro. At the Mideast regional last weekend at Cardinal Gibbons, Sykes ran a 23.04 in...

No more time's a-waistin' for Trojans

At Mount Olive College home baseball games, each player has his own personal theme song played before he steps into the batter's box. The players might rethink their selection after experiencing nearly a three-week layoff. How about the 1980s classic...

Mount Olive carries balanced pitching staff into South Atlantic Regional

Mount Olive senior Justin Staatz has the most wins, strikeouts and innings pitched, not to mention one of the best earned run averages, on the Trojans' staff. Standing at 6-foot-7, it may seem to be a given that the imposing,...

Kinston take doubleheader from Potomac

KINSTON -- The Kinston Indians pitchers put it on Potomac on Tuesday night, sweeping a doubleheader with a pair of 6-0 shutout victories. It was the third and fourth shutouts of the year for the K-Tribe pitching staff. The first...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Following the Yankees

Patetown resident Kevin "K.J." Jones, left, is shown outside Angels Stadium in Anaheim with fellow Road Trippers, from left, Maria Bova, Julio Pabon and Tiffany Berryman. For more information see Kevin 'K.J.' Jones - On the 'Ultimate Road Trip'....

Kevin 'K.J.' Jones - On the 'Ultimate Road Trip'

He's been everywhere, man. At least it's starting to feel that way for Kevin Jones. Jones, the Wayne County native who is one of four die-hard Yankees fans who were selected to take the "Ultimate Road Trip," is 12,739 miles...

Young Conquerors win state softball title

KERNERSVILLE -- Youth is served. Fielding one of its youngest teams in school history, Faith Christian Academy accomplished the improbable this past weekend on the Kerwin Baptist softball diamond. The Conquerors emerged the N.C. Christian Association Class 2-A champions. Veteran...

Bulls get win on the road

ZEBULON -- Carolina scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete a sweep over first-place Chattanooga at Five County Stadium on Monday night. Paul Mildren (3-2) fanned a career-high 11 hitters in the nightcap, but did not...

Mount Olive College getting ready

Mount Olive received the No. 6 seed and will face top-seeded and tournament host Georgia College and State Thursday in the first round of the South Atlantic Regional of the 2006 NCAA Division II Baseball Championship. Game time is 3...

Local sports digest

At the Class 1-A N.C. High School Athletic Association east regional held at Rosewood on Saturday, the Eagles' boys and girls teams qualified for the state championships in six events each. The Eagles' boys 4x100 team of Josh Gibson, Stephen...

Monday, May 15, 2006

Hubert 'Daddy' Wooten

Goldsboro native Hubert Wooten, Jr. played with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro League from 1965 to 1968, and was a player/manager his final two years. For more information see Through the eyes of a Clown: Hubert Wooten was...

Through the eyes of a Clown: Hubert Wooten was among the last of the barnstormers

Hubert Wooten doesn't have any photos of himself from the old days, when times were tough and glorious all rolled into one. He has no baseball cards that captured the likeness of a much younger Wooten -- Daddy Wooten --...

Sasser collects mound victory as ECU sweeps series from UAB

GREENVILLE -- For the second straight day, Adam Witter hammered two home runs, while Jake Smith and Adam Hodges also went yard as the Pirates completed the series sweep of UAB Sunday afternoon 12-2 at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Due to Conference...

Eastern Wayne duo, relay team qualifies for state 3-A meet

BAILEY -- Eastern Wayne's Genia Baker and Noelle Kelly each recorded a top-four finisher and qualified for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A track and field championships scheduled for later this week. Baker recorded a personal-best time of...

Crowe delivers game-winning, 10th-inning RBI single

KINSTON -- Trevor Crowe's RBI single with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Matt Whitney and gave the K-Tribe an 8-7 win Sunday afternoon at Grainger Stadium. The K-Tribe pushed the game...

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Wayne Christian avenges regular-season loss to Hobgood

Wayne Christian School advanced to the second round of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A baseball playoffs with a 15-5 win over Hobgood Academy Friday Afternoon. The Eagles' win avenged a 5-2 road loss earlier in the season...

Chargers' Davis, Ryan Ford combine for five-hitter

Travis Davis and Ryan Ford combined for a five-hit shutout in Wayne Country Day's 9-0, opening-round victory over Village Christian in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A baseball playoffs. Davis yielded three hits and struck out four in...

Crow scores all five goals in WCDS playoff victory

Wayne Country Day forward Georgia Crow has been a consistent force up front for the Chargers all season -- posting a team-best 29 goals and dishing out 15 assists in the regular season. In the first round of the N.C....

Jacksonville eliminates Eastern Wayne from 3-A women's soccer playoffs

A respectable result. Perennial eastern North Carolina power Jacksonville defeated Eastern Wayne 4-1 in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A women's soccer playoffs on Friday. But veteran coach Jörg Wagner was pleased his team...

North Lenoir ousted from 1-A/2-A playoffs

LaGRANGE -- Visibly tired and physically worn down, North Lenoir couldn't pull off a second miraculous comeback in overtime Friday evening against Raleigh Charter. The Hawks rallied from a two-goal deficit late in regulation and held on to force the...

Ziccardi, Stone, Bryant-Jackson each advance to NCHSAA 3-A tennis championships

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne continued one of its best seasons in men's tennis history during the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A eastern regional individual tournament contested Friday and Saturday. Senior Drew Ziccardi and junior Jared Stone each collected...

Raleigh Charter sweeps singles, doubles in 1-A men's regional

The Phoenix rises. Raleigh Charter swept the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A eastern regional singles and doubles championships in dominating fashion on a breezy and sun-splashed Saturday afternoon at Herman Park. Freshman Jas Schmitt dealt Spring Creek senior...

Area playoff pairings remain in doubt

A few area baseball and softball teams know of their playoff fate, while others wait for the N.C. High School Athletic Association to officially release the opening-round pairings. In baseball, Southern Wayne is the guest of Rocky Mount Senior High...

Friday, May 12, 2006

Golden Falcons escape Saints with sixth-inning rally

PIKEVILLE -- As long as these same six teams compose the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference, it is very likely the league will continue to hold a postseason league tournament. There may be many more to follow, but it is...

Private school playoffs underway today

Postseason play begins today on the independent schools scene, while Faith Christian Academy's softball team takes another step toward the N.C. Christian Schools Association Class 2-A title. Rematches highlight opening-round play in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A baseball...

Spring Creek ends season with upset of North Johnston

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's Timothy Rogers went the distance -- striking out seven against one walk as the Gators claimed an 8-7 upset win over North Johnston on Wednesday in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference regular-season finale for both...

Trojans' Carter named to ESPN All-Academic District 3 team

Mount Olive first baseman Josh Carter has been named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America District 3 Baseball College Division First Team, as voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). As a...

Gutor to coach Ukraine National team

Mount Olive head men's and women's volleyball coach Sasha Gutor has been named head coach of the Ukranian Women's Volleyball National Team. Gutor is spending the summer in the Ukraine as the team prepares to compete in a qualifier for...

Mitchell slugs walk-off homer for Mudcats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Lee Mitchell hit a solo homer with one out in the 11th inning to send Carolina past Jacksonville 4-3 at the Baseball Grounds on Thursday night. Mitchell blasted the pitch from T.J. Nall (0-2) just over the...

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Rosewood girl's soccer makes history

In the first round of last year's Classes 1-A/2-A N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs, Franklinton's seven seniors were key in the Rams' 4-0 win over Rosewood. On Wednesday, the Eagles' upper-classmen would not be denied and led Rosewood to...

High School Soccer - Charles B. Ayock and Rocky Mount

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber C.B. Aycock's Lizzie Sodoma (6) makes a pass during Wednesday's loss to Rock Mount. For more information see Gryphons boot CBA from playoffs....

CBA softball wins ECC tourney

PIKEVILLE -- Two for two. Six days after successfully defending its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference regular-season title, the Charles B. Aycock softball team added another accomplishment to its 2006 resume on Tuesday evening. Julia Lancaster tossed a two-hitter and...

Gryphons boot CBA from playoffs

PIKEVILLE -- Somewhere between last week's incredible run in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference tournament and Tuesday's opening-round playoff match, the Charles B. Aycock women's soccer team lost its swagger. Even when Lizzie Sodoma notched a game-tying goal in...

Bunn, Ellis lead RHS in final games

Rosewood's Kyle Bunn and Brantley Ellis ended their prep baseball careers in style yesterday afternoon as the Eagles scored three times in the second inning and went on to defeat North Duplin, 4-0 in the season finale for both teams....

Wooten, others honored by K-Tribe

Goldsboro native Hubert Wooten will be one of many great black baseball players from the past honored at the Kinston Indians' "Salute to the Negro Leagues" on Friday night. Wooten, who played with the Indianapolis Clowns from 1965-68, along with...

Jackson named Freshman of Year

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Western Carolina freshman and Charles B. Aycock graduate Jenny Jackson was named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year as the Catamounts, a first-year program, landed six players on the All-Conference list and received three of the four...

MOC hoops signs pair

Mount Olive has signed two recruits to men's basketball national letters of intent, it was announced this week by head coach Bill Clingan. Mike Holloman and Brandon Plummer, both from Virginia, have signed NLI's to attend Mount Olive in the...

Trojans' baseball ranked No. 6 im regional poll

Mount Olive slipped one spot to No. 6 in this week's NCAA Division II Baseball South Atlantic Region Poll, it was announced Wednesday. It was the final poll of the regular season. Mount Olive (39-14) captured its seventh Carolinas-Virginia Athletics...

Pirates drop Coastal Carolina

GREENVILLE -- Six East Carolina batters collected multiple hits on the evening as the Pirates defeated Coastal Carolina 10-3 Wednesday night at Clark-LeClair Stadium to improve to 29-20 on the year. The Pirates (29-20) took the lead for good in...

Mudcats fall to Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A shortage of offense cost Carolina starter Paul Mildren during one of his best career starts, as the Mudcats fell to Jacksonville 1-0 at the Baseball Grounds on Wednesday afternoon. Mildren (2-2) yielded just three hits and...

K-Tribe's streak snapped

POTOMAC, Va. -- The Potomac National snapped the K-Tribe's five-game win streak Wednesday night with a 3-2 victory in northern Virginia. The K-Tribe would tie the score at one in the fourth inning when Brian Barton singled, then stole a...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

High School Softball

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Charles B. Aycock's Kandace Burroughs (8) steals third as the ball gets away from Southern Wayne third baseman Rachel Reynolds (10) during Tuesday night's game. For more information see XXX.-->...

Southern Wayne tops EW; will face Aycock in finals

DUDLEY -- Fans who follow the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference baseball scene know no lead is safe until the final out is recorded in the scorebook. Just ask Southern Wayne. Despite three seventh-inning defensive miscues, the Saints escaped county...

State-ranked CBA goes deep vs. Hunt

PIKEVILLE -- Thomas Pilkington and K.C. Kartch each smacked a solo home run as state-ranked Charles B. Aycock turned back Wilson Hunt 7-1 in their Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference tournament semifinal contest Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons, ranked No....

Southern Wayne finishes season at 15-11

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's softball team wrapped up the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference's No. 1 spot for the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs well before the league tournament started. Still, the Golden Falcons played like a team...

E. Wayne blanks D.H. Conley in 3-A dual-team tennis

With no scouting report available on D.H. Conley, the Eastern Wayne men's tennis team overcame early-set nerves and took care of business -- as usual -- on the John Allen Farfour courts Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors dumped the Vikings 9-0...

Local Digest

Wayne Country Day erupted for six third-inning runs and cruised past Village Christian 12-2 in the regular-season finale for both teams Tuesday afternoon. Ryan Ford (two RBI), Travis Davis (two RBI) and Kyle Pender each provided two hits for the...

Mount Olive climbs to No. 27 in Division II poll

Mount Olive moved up one spot to No. 27 in this week's Collegiate Baseball Division II Top 30. The Trojans have been ranked in the top 30 in each of the last four weeks. Mount Olive is also ranked No....

K-Tribe sweeps twinbill

POTOMAC, Va. -- The K-Tribe swept a doubleheader from the Potomac Nationals on Tuesday night. Kinston won the opener 5-1, and took the nightcap 11-6. The Indians started the big night off in the fourth inning of Game 1. With...

Suns rout Mudcats again

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For the second straight night, the Jacksonville Suns punished the Carolina Mudcats 10-1 at the Baseball Grounds on Tuesday night. After Carolina (14-19) bombed the Suns (19-14) on Sunday 11-0, Jacksonville has ripped off consecutive wins by...

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Warriors advance in ECC tourney

Eastern Wayne sophomore Michael Mintz struck out 11 and gave up just two hits in six innings of work as the Warriors claimed an 11-1 win at home over Wilson Beddingfield in the first round of the inaugural Class 3-A...

CBA golf team headed to state match

MACCLESFIELD -- Hands tucked in their pockets and eyes glued to the leaderboard, the Charles B. Aycock golfers agonizingly watched as tournament officials wrote down each individual score Monday afternoon. The anticipation grew the longer the Golden Falcons waited. When...

3-A East Regional golf scores

2006 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A Eastern Golf Regional (at Maccripine CC) Team scores 1. x-Wilson Fike 287 2. x-Havelock 308 3. x-C.B. Aycock 310 4. Eastern Wayne 315 5. West Carteret 322 6. South Central 330 7....

WCDS rallies in seventh inning

The seventh inning has been feast or famine for the Wayne Country Day Chargers this season. Three times, coach Michael Taylor has seen his senior-less baseball team go through the growing pains of losing in the last inning. This time,...

Local digest

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's Lauren Darden yielded just four hits in a complete-game shutout as the fourth-seeded Saints moved on to the semifinals of the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference tournament with a 4-0 win over Kinston on Monday. Southern...

Tobs sign Josh Carter

WILSON -- The Wilson Tobs announced the signing of first baseman Josh Carter Monday as he joins fellow Mount Olive teammates Stephen Nordan and Erik Lovett on the 2006 Tobs roster. Carter, a junior, batted .397 for the Trojans this...

K-Tribe players nab awards

Kinston Indians starting pitcher Chuck Lofgren was named the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week, and K-Tribe outfielder Ryan Goleski was named Hitter of the Week for the week of May 1 through May 7. Lofgren went 2-0 this past...

Mudcats fall at Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Matt Kemp hit a grand slam while Justin Ruggiano belted two solo homers as Jacksonville crushed Carolina 9-1 at the Baseball Grounds on Monday night. Kemp's slam occurred against Anibal Sanchez (2-3) in the third inning to...

Monday, May 8, 2006

College Baseball - A blast from the past

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Mount Olive's Graham Wooten, center, an Eastern Wayne grad, chats with a few of his friends on the Lenoir Community College team. For more information see Old friends back together in LCC-MOC exhibition....

Old friends back together in LCC-MOC exhibition

MOUNT OLIVE -- Big games await Mount Olive and Lenoir Community College's baseball teams. The main goal on Saturday -- when the two teams competed in an exhibition contest -- was getting prepared for what both hope will be lengthy...

Lindsey Snyder wraps up stellar career at MOC

If you're going to start a college athletics program with just one student-athlete, Lindsey Snyder would be a good place to start. The Mount Olive College women's golf program completed its fourth year of existence and Lindsey Snyder finished her...

Local digest

Faith Christian claimed an 8-1 win over Woodland Baptist of Winston-Salem to advance to the N.C. Christian Schools Athletic Association's Final Four. Jennifer Christopher picked up the win on the mound -- striking out six against one walk and yielding...

Jackson leads WCU on road

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Western Carolina freshman Jenny Jackson belted a two-run home run and pitched a complete game in the night cap as Western Carolina split a Southern Conference doubleheader with Georgia Southern on Saturday -- winning game two 6-2...

K-Tribe completes sweep of Salem

KINSTON -- Chuck Lofgren picked up his Carolina League-leading fifth win of the season on a soggy Sunday afternoon as the Kinston Indians beat Salem 9-5 at historic Grainger Stadium. Lofgren had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning before...

Mudcats blank Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Four Carolina hitters smacked their first homers of the year to lead the Mudcats to an 11-0 drubbing of Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon at the Baseball Grounds. It was the Mudcats' most lopsided win of 2006 Alejandro...

Sunday, May 7, 2006

Aycock draws No. 1 seed for ECC 3-A baseball tournament

The pairings for the inaugural Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference baseball and softball tournaments were finalized at an athletics director's meeting late Friday morning. Charles B. Aycock won a coin flip for the top seed for the baseball tourney after...

Crow, Best provide offense in victory over Ridgecroft

Less than two minutes into Friday afternoon's match, Wayne Country Day junior Georgia Crow zipped between two Ridgecroft defenders and got loose for an uncontested shot on goal. Crow barely missed a right-footed strike on frame. The defensive lapse drew...

Faith Christian baseball advances in NCCSA 2-A play

Faith Christian advanced to the N.C. Christian School Association Class 2-A state quarterfinals Friday afternoon with a convincing 10-5 win over visiting Falls Road of Rocky Mount. Four different Conquerors drove in runs and four Faith Christian hurlers shared the...

Cape Fear Christian spoils Wayne Christian's title bid in softball

WILSON -- Cape Fear Christian's Olivia Scarborough slugged a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh -- boosting her team to the Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference softball tournament title with a 4-3 win over Wayne Christian. Cape...

Trojans bang out 19 hits in exhibition contest vs. LCC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College banged out 19 hits against six different Lenoir Community College pitchers as the nationally 28th ranked Trojans claimed a 14-3 win over the Lancers in an exhibition contest at Scarborough Field on Saturday. Eastern...

Friday, May 5, 2006

Saints seize share of ECC 3-A regular-season baseball crown

DUDLEY -- Not surprisingly, the showdown between Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne -- with Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference regular-season supremacy on the line -- came down to the fundamentals of baseball. On Thursday night, the Saints were outhit...

Golden Falcons put finishing touches on ECC 3-A softball title

DUDLEY -- The Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference champion Charles B. Aycock Lady Falcons capped off their regular season ECC championship Thursday night with a 4-1 victory over cross-country rival Southern Wayne. The Lady Falcons' 9-1 conference record earns them a...

Ziccardi, Bryant-Jackson each emerge ECC 3-A tennis champion

SNOW HILL -- Regular-season champion Eastern Wayne claimed supremacy in singles and doubles during final-round play the inaugural Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference men's tennis tournament Thursday afternoon. Warrior senior Drew Ziccardi needed 95 minutes to earn the singles championship...

Spring Creek forces 3-way tie for Carolina 1-A men's tennis title

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek edged archrival Rosewood High 5-4 and claimed a share of the Class 1-A Carolina Conference men's regular-season championship Thursday afternoon. The Gators, Eagles and North Johnston each finished 4-2 in league play. Spring Creek (7-6)...

Lynchburg pounds Kinston in Carolina League play

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Lynchburg Hillcats pounded out 14 hits and touched the K-Tribe up for 12 runs en route to a 12-8 win Thursday night. It was the most runs scored by a Kinston opponent so far this year....

BayBears parlay 10 walks into 8-6 victory over Mudcats

ZEBULON -- Mobile scored three runs in the ninth to overcome a 6-5 deficit to beat Carolina 8-6 at Five County Stadium on Thursday night. The BayBears (10-17) earned their first win of the series by capitalizing on 10 Carolina...

Thursday, May 4, 2006

High School Soccer - C.B. Aycock 2, Eastern Wayne 1

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Charles B. Aycock's Rebekka Katko (13) and Eastern Wayne's Samantha Frazer (8) battle for the ball during Wednesday's ECC championship match. For more information see Falcons upset Warriors for ECC title....

Falcons upset Warriors for ECC title

John Fidler has field maintenance duties early next week. The Charles B. Aycock women's soccer coach will cut the grass and the paint the lines one more time in preparation for a home playoff contest. And he doesn't mind one...

Gators win Carolina tennis title

After toiling through some early-week adversity, the Spring Creek men's tennis team turned in a strong performance during Wednesday afternoon's Class 1-A Carolina Conference tournament. Senior Cliff Wilson easily defended his singles title in dominating fashion and all six Gators...

Chargers blank Rebels, Carolina softball title up for grabs

CALYPSO -- After Ayden-Grifton's 3-0 win at North Duplin on Wednesday, the Class 1-A Carolina Conference's two state N.C. High School Athletic Association playoff berths are now up for grabs between three teams. The Rebels (13-4 overall) slipped to 5-2...

Local digest

SELMA -- Princeton's Scott Woodard fired a 76 to claim medalist honors in the final Class 1-A Carolina Conference match of the season on Wednesday at the Cardinal Country Club. The Bulldogs won the match with a 328, while North...

MOC golf finishes sixth at regional

CONCORD -- Mick Moberg hit a 40-foot chip shot for birdie on the final hole of the tournament and Mount Olive placed sixth among Atlantic Region teams at the Atlantic/Southeast Super Regional of the 2006 NCAA Division II Men's Golf...

K-Tribe wins in walkoff fashion

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Dan Schwartzbauer's bases-loaded single down the first base line in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Lynchburg Hillcats a walkoff 3-2 win over the Kinston Indians on Tuesday night. The K-Tribe tied the game in...

Mudcats drill BayBears

ZEBULON -- For the second straight game, the Carolina Mudcats established a season high in runs, reaching double figures for the first time in defeating the Mobile BayBears 10-4 on Wednesday night at Five County Stadium. The Mudcats (11-16) scored...

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

High School Baseball - C.B. Aycock 7, Eastern Wayne 2

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Charles B. Aycock's Joseph Toler (11) is congratulated by Garrett Davis after Toler scored a run in the Falcons' win over Eastern Wayne on Tuesday night. For more information see Aycock diamond 9 earn share of ECC...

Aycock diamond 9 earn share of ECC baseball crown

Consistent pitching. Good defense. Timely hitting. Charles B. Aycock, winners now of 13 straight, performed well in all phases of the game in a 7-2 victory at Eastern Wayne on Tuesday in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play. Ranked No....

EPC 2-A softball title heading to Pitt County

LaGRANGE -- Grab a cloth and polish up the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference softball regular-season championship trophy. It's about to get shipped to a new address. North Pitt catcher Tiffany Shaw slugged a sixth-inning home run and teammate Faith...

Local sports digest

Jordan throws four-hitter against E. Wayne Emily Jordan returned to the mound and threw a complete-game four-hitter in Charles B. Aycock's 12-1 victory over Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference rival Eastern Wayne on Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons, coupled with...

Milner signs NOL with Fayetteville State

PIKEVILLE -- Quaneisha Milner dribbled downcourt, dished off to October Harris and watched her easily convert an uncontested layup. They pointed at each other, hustled back downcourt and waited for the next possession. The chemistry between the two playmakers never...

Trojans remain 7th in men's golf regional

CONCORD -- Mount Olive is five strokes out of fourth place and seventh overall among Atlantic Region teams after second-round play in the 2006 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Atlantic/Southeast Super Regional Tuesday at Rocky River Golf Club. Jonathan Greene...

K-Tribe grabs second consecutive victory

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Kinston Indians won their second game in a row, defeating Lynchburg 7-3 Tuesday night at City Stadium. Brian Barton got the scoring started with a two-run double in the first, scoring Brian Finegan and Trevor Crowe....

Carolina downs Mobile (Ala.) in Southern League play

ZEBULON -- Carolina scored a season-high seven runs in the sixth inning to down the Mobile BayBears 8-4 in the series opener at Five County Stadium on Tuesday night. B.J. Garbe homered in the fifth to tie the game 1-1,...

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

High School Soccer - 2006 ECC Tournament

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Aycock's Hillary Beamon (10) takes control of the ball during Monday's game against Wilson Hunt. For more information see Falcons stun No. 2 Hunt....

Falcons stun No. 2 Hunt

The highly-anticipated rematch between regular-season Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference girls soccer co-champions Eastern Wayne and Wilson Hunt will have to wait until next spring. C.B. Aycock made sure of it. Senior Rebekka Katko delivered the game-winning goal in the...

Hawks rally, beat Eagles

For most of the 80 minutes, Rosewood's girls soccer team had three-time defending conference champion, North Lenoir, in a rare situation -- playing from behind or tied. Still, the Hawks never seemed to panic in a 4-3 win at Branch...

Tommy Davis signs with Saints

Southern Wayne graduate Tommy Davis, a three-year starter at North Carolina at defensive end, signed a free agent contract to play with the New Orleans Saints on Monday. As a senior in 2005, Davis posted 10 tackles for a loss...

MOC golf tied for seventh after Round 1

CONCORD -- Wayne Christian School graduate Jonathan Greene shot 1-under-par on the back nine and is three shots out of the lead in the individual competition as Mount Olive is tied for seventh among Atlantic Region teams after first-round play...

Local sports digest

Conquerors get past Liberty-Durham Faith Christian's Josh Brannan delivered the game-winning, two-run double in the bottom of the sixth as the Conquerors claimed a 10-6 win at home over Liberty-Durham on Monday. Faith (9-5, 6-2) finished up conference play in...

Golf roundup

Golden Falcons secure ECC golf championship WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock claimed the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference championship at Willow Springs Country Club in Wilson on Monday. The Golden Falcons shot a 310, followed by Eastern Wayne at 326...

K-Tribe gets another win

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The K-Tribe notched their Carolina League leading 16th win of the season Monday night as Kinston beat the Lynchburg Hillcats 9-3 at City Stadium. The Indians (16-7) started the night off right when Michael Aubrey, just called...

Monday, May 1, 2006

Wayne Christian - On top of their game

News-Argus/Steve Roush Wayne Christian catcher Andrew Bass fires to first base as pitcher Tyler Thomas watches during Friday's big win over Village Christian. For more information see State-ranked Eagles begin defense of CCC tourney crown Tuesday....

Wayne County Men's Amateur - Registration ongoing now

The 2006 Wayne County Men's Amateur Golf Championship is slated to begin on June 2 at Lane Tree Golf Club. The second day of the event will be held at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on June 3, then the final...

State-ranked Eagles begin defense of CCC tourney crown Tuesday

Tim Brannan remembers when times were tough for the Wayne Christian baseball team. That's what makes a perfect 8-0 Carolina Christian 1-A Conference record and a first-ever state ranking that much sweeter. "It's awesome," said Brannan, whose No. 5-ranked Eagles...

Wayne Christian softball enjoying banner season

The Wayne Christian softball team has never seen this type of success. The Lady Eagles are ranked No. 2 in the state, finished the regular season 15-1, are hitting almost .400 as a team and have two dominant pitchers. For...

Warriors' Moye delivers two hits, two RBI in road win

SNOW HILL -- Eastern Wayne's Joey Moye had two hits and two RBIs in the Warriors' 8-2 win at Greene Central in non-conference play on Saturday night. Tyler Ham added three RBIs for Eastern Wayne, which improved to 10-11 overall...

Trojan men compete in NCAA golf regional today

Competing in an NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history should be considered a special event for the Mount Olive men's golf team. But as far as head coach Chip Spiron is considered, this week's regional is just...

Hamilton's 3-run homer sinks Pirates

GREENVILLE -- Mark Hamilton's three-run home run in the top of the fifth gave Tulane a 6-1 lead and the Green Wave never looked back as they defeated the Pirates 6-4 on Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium. With the win,...

K-Tribe fails to complete series sweep

SALEM, Va. -- The Salem Avalanche salvaged the final game of a three-game series, beating Kinston 7-2 on Sunday afternoon. The K-Tribe gave up three unearned runs on a season-high five errors. Kinston started strong, with a Trevor Crowe single...

Mudcats dealt 1-0 loss

ZEBULON -- Aaron Herr scampered home on a wild pitch in the second inning as Chattanooga Lookouts defeated the Carolina Mudcats 1-0 at Five County Stadium on Sunday before 5,428 fans. Herr had doubled to begin the inning against Ben...