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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Battle of the unbeatens

PIKEVILLE -- Recover from the initial shock. That's been the main secret during recent contests involving intra-county rivals Charles B. Aycock and Greene Central. Turnovers have allowed the eventual winner to gain significant momentum in the past two meetings. Two...

Game changes

The Hobbton at Rosewood game and the North Duplin at Topsail game have been moved to Monday at 7 p.m. All local sporting events have been canceled for today in Wayne County public schools, according to county athletics director Dean...

Friday Night Forecast - More wins, rain in the forecast

I soaked in my alma mater Crest's 26-0 drubbing of county rival Burns for a few minutes last Friday. Then, shook hands with a few friends and family and it was time to hit the road and get some rest...

Golden Falcons suffer first loss

PIKEVILLE -- Inconsistent play led to a roller coaster ride for volleyball teams from Charles B. Aycock and South Johnston on Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons crashed in the end. The visiting Trojans rallied from a 2-1 deficit and claimed...

Local sports digest

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek improved to 2-1 overall with a sweep over Midway at home on Wednesday. The Gators took the match, 25-19, 25-14, 26-24. Tasha Whitfield had 13 kills, while Kristin Smith added seven kills for Spring Creek....

K-Tribe rained out

Game two of the four game series between Kinston and Winston-Salem was rained out on Wednesday night. The two teams will attempt to play a doubleheader of two seven-inning games today starting at 6 p.m. at Winston-Salem's Ernie Shore Field....

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

T.S. Ernesto forces schedule changes

Wait and see. Area football coaches and athletics directors are taking that approach as they await the arrival of Tropical Storm Ernesto. The slow-moving storm is expected to dump a significant amount of rain in central and eastern North Carolina...

North Duplin spikers sweep Wayne Christian

Nearly three weeks into the season, the Wayne Christian volleyball team continues to search for a consistent serve-receive game. Two matches into its regular-season slate, North Duplin looked like a seasoned team Tuesday afternoon at Clifford Gymnasium. The Rebels capitalized...

Local sports digest

Eastern Wayne volleyball off to 3-0 start JACKSONVILLE -- Anna Wilkins provided a team-high 12 kills and Eastern Wayne remained unbeaten in three outings with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-21 victory over White Oak on Tuesday afternoon. "We're clicking," said Warriors...

Trojan women earn first-ever victory against Division I program

ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Gina Dos Santos and April Jacobs each tallied a goal and an assist as Mount Olive broke away from a scoreless first half to defeat NCAA Division I South Carolina State 3-0 in non-conference women's soccer Tuesday...

Mount Olive men entertain Southern Virginia today

The Mount Olive men's soccer team plays the third contest in their season-opening four-match homestand as the Trojans play host to Southern Virginia in a non-conference matchup today at Trojan Field. Match time is 4 p.m. Mount Olive (1-1-0) split...

K-Tribe loses on walk-off walk

WINSTON-SALEM -- A walk-off walk with the bases loaded pushed Winston-Salem to a non dramatic 2-1 victory over Kinston on Tuesday night. Newly acquired K-Tribe pitcher Scott Sumner, just received from rookie level Burlington, walked three batters in the ninth...

Randel sparks Mudcat victory

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Kevin Randel hit a pinch-hit, three-run double in the sixth as Carolina took its second and final lead, defeating Chattanooga 7-4 at Bell South Park on Tuesday night in the regular season road finale for the Mudcats....

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

K-Tribe

KINSTON -- The Kinston Indians scored eight runs in the bottom of the eighth to come from behind for an 8-1 victory over Potomac on Monday night in their regular season finale at Grainger Stadium. The K-Tribe (34-29 second half,...

Mudcats

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Carolina Mudcats nearly overcame one of the largest deficits in the history of the franchise, but fell 8-7 at Bell South Park against the Chattanooga Lookouts on Monday night. The Mudcats (58-76) trailed the Lookouts (79-55)...

MOC men's soccer

The Mount Olive men's soccer team plays the third contest in their season-opening four-match homestand as the Trojans play host to Southern Virginia in a non-conference matchup Wednesday at Trojan Field. Match time is 4 p.m. Mount Olive (1-1-0) split...

MOC soccer

The Mount Olive women's soccer team faces an NCAA Division I opponent tonight as the Trojans travel to Orangeburg, S.C., to take on South Carolina State. Match time is 7 p.m. A live audio Webcast of the match is available...

Local Briefs

FARMVILLE -- Rosewood's Aubrey Reinhard provided 17 assists in the Eagles' five-set triumph at Farmville Central on Monday. Rosewood (2-0) claimed the match, 25-16 25-23, 22-25, 21-25 and 15-13. "We played a great match. Both teams played an outstanding match,"...

Monday, August 28, 2006

No. 14 Lander survives furious second-half MOC rally

MOUNT OLIVE -- Matt Wallin's goal in the 87th minute pulled tournament host Mount Olive within a goal, but nationally 14th-ranked Lander held on for a 3-2 victory over the Trojans at the 2006 Sleep Inn Classic Sunday at Trojan...

Trojans' Jacobs tallies game-winning goal in OT

WILMINGTON, Del. -- April Jacobs assisted on both goals in regulation and scored the game-winner in the third minute of the second overtime to lift Mount Olive to a 3-2 double-overtime victory over Goldey-Beacom in non-conference women's soccer Sunday. Mount...

Local sports digest

Warrior spikers post 3-1 record at Swansboro Invitational SWANSBORO -- A 14-hour day ended favorably for Eastern Wayne's volleyball team Saturday. The Warriors couldn't shake off the long bus ride to Swansboro High and lost their opening-round match to perennial...

K-Tribe falls in 10 at home

KINSTON -- Potomac scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning and two in the top of the 10th to beat the Kinston Indians 7-5 on Sunday afternoon. Kinston had a 5-2 lead after eight innings, but Potomac...

Carolina shuts out Lookouts

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- James Brauer pitched six scoreless innings in winning his Double-A debut as Carolina tied a franchise record with its 14th shutout of the season, defeating Chattanooga 7-0 at Bell South Park on Sunday afternoon. Brauer (1-0) earned...

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Game of the week -- Eastern Wayne grinds out season-opening win

Andrew Blevins was crouched over, hands on his knees, staring at the same Cougar Stadium turf that stained his previously white No. 4 Eastern Wayne jersey. He was beat and beat up, having taken the ball up the gut 12...

Pinkowski finally gets win against Clayton

PIKEVILLE -- Randy Pinkowski grabbed the game ball and cradled it underneath his arm. The eighth-year Charles B. Aycock football coach headed toward the bench, sat down and spent a few moments savoring that sweet nectar of triumph over his...

Lloyd tallies all four TDs in North Duplin victory

CALYPSO -- North Duplin opened the Hugh Martin era with a 27-7 victory over Chatham Central at H.E. Grubbs Field on Friday evening. Junior quarterback Doug Lloyd accounted for all four touchdowns on runs of 32, 13, 14 and 4...

Greene Central defense grounds Bruins' air attack

By KEITH SPENCE Kinston Free Press SNOW HILL -- The Wilson Beddingfield spread offense, one of the most explosive and intimidating attacks in the state, made a stop at Greene Central High School Friday night. But somebody forgot to tell...

Tigers' Glaspie stuffs Monarchs' final two-point conversion attempt

WARSAW -- Jimmy Glaspie turned in the biggest defensive play of the game and James Kenan escaped Jacksonville Northside 14-12 on Friday evening at Bill Taylor Field. The Monarchs pulled with 14-12 on a three-yard touchdown pass with less than...

Turnovers doom Southern Wayne against Wallace-Rose Hill

DUDLEY -- Wallace-Rose Hill ran and passed for 417 yards of total offense and defeated Southern Wayne 54-12 in the Saints home opener at Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex Friday night. The Bulldogs returned the entire offensive backfield from their N.C....

Hobbton shuts down Spring Creek

NEWTON GROVE -- Spring Creek punched in a touchdown on the opening kickoff, but Hobbton applied the defensive clamps afterwards and rolled to a 34-6 victory Friday evening. Senior Josh Wright returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown...

Seahawk defense handcuffs speedy Bennett

CHOCOWINITY -- State-ranked Southside pitched a second-half shutout defensively and turned back Rosewood 20-7 on Friday evening. The Seahawks, ranked No. 9 in the N.C. Prep Football News preseason Class 1-A poll, limited the Eagles' misdirection offense to a second-quarter...

Dove, goose season approaching

Our fields will begin echoing with shotgun fire this coming Friday and Saturday. The resident goose season begins Friday and dove hunters swing into action at noon Saturday. Prospects appear good for both. Dove hunting is among the state's most...

Painter tallies lone goal for MOC women

MOC Sports Information MILLERSVILLE, PA. -- Kate Painter scored the game's only goal in the 15th minute and goalkeeper Ali O'Steen made it stand with her first collegiate shutout as Mount Olive defeated Millersville 1-0 on Saturday afternoon. The win...

Williams, Adamski spark MOC victory

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Charles Williams scored the game's first goal in the eighth minute; and Ryan Adamski added a goal and an assist as Mount Olive defeated North Georgia 5-0 on day one of the 2006 Sleep...

Sanderson, former E. Wayne standout, lands ECU baseball job

GREENVILLE -- Former Pirate baseball standout and Eastern Wayne graduate Ben Sanderson has been named Director of Baseball Operations at East Carolina. The Seven Springs native and four-year letter winner helped the Pirates to four NCAA Regional appearances (2000-03), one...

Aycock's Davis headed to UNC

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock senior Garrett Davis has recently verbally comitted to play baseball for the University of North Carolina. Davis, currently recovering from surgery on his ACL for an injury sustained during the American Legion season this summer,...

Hawks, Patriots battle to 3-3 draw

KINSTON -- Matthew Green tallied the game-tying goal in the 71st minute as Arendell-Parrott Academy and North Lenoir battled to a 3-3 draw Friday afternoon. Tyler Smith scored two goals and C.C. Croom knocked in one goal for the Hawks....

East Duplin nips North Lenoir

BEULAVILLE -- East Duplin squashed a two-point conversion attempt in the final 2 1/2 minutes and nipped rival North Lenoir 27-26 on Friday evening. The Hawks suffered their fifth consecutive season-opening defeat. North Lenoir rallied from a 20-7 deficit on...

Princeton snaps 21-game losing streak

ROBBINS -- The streak is over. Princeton snapped its 21-game skid with a 13-12, non-conference victory over North Moore on Friday. The Bulldogs (1-1) had the fifth-longest losing streak statewide before handing second-year head coach Russell Williamson his first win...

Friday, August 25, 2006

Early-season thriller - C.B. Aycock netters nip Greene Central

PIKEVILLE -- The women's tennis coaches from Charles B. Aycock and Greene Central headed into Thursday afternoon's intra-county battle searching for numerous answers, particularly in doubles, about their respective teams. Aycock might have satisfied its concerns. Greene Central is still...

Friday Forecast - Football officially here

Last week officially kicked off the 2006 high school football season, but it just didn't quite feel like the regular season -- yet. Perhaps it was the lack of a legitimate rivalry game in the area. Perhaps it was the...

Local sports digest

Aycock spikers sweep Spring Creek PIKEVILLE -- Senior outside hitter Shelly Lancaster collected eight kills in Charles B. Aycock's 25-10, 25-13, 25-21 non-conference victory over Spring Creek on Thursday afternoon. Jazzmine Lee added six kills for the Golden Falcons, who...

JV football -- Cougars, Saints open season with wins

Dustin Uzzardo threw for 107 yards and accounted for two touchdowns in Goldsboro's season-opening 20-0 victory over county rival Eastern Wayne at Little Big Horn. Uzzardo scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak in the third quarter and completed the Cougars'...

Mudcats lose home contest

ZEBULON -- Steven Jackson pitched six scoreless innings, fanning a season-high 10, to lead Tennessee past Carolina 6-2 in the series finale at Five County Stadium on Thursday night. Jackson (8-10) entered the game with an 0.56 ERA against the...

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Game of the Week - Warriors and Cougars set to battle

For one team, it's a season opener. For the other, it's a chance for some revenge. When Eastern Wayne travels to rival Goldsboro on Friday, the Warriors will look to get out to a strong start for the second straight...

Falcons blank WCDS

PIKEVILLE -- With a handful of first-year varsity starters mixed with a solid corps of returnees, Charles B. Aycock coach Byron Adkins is looking to build consistency in non-league play before the Golden Falcons begin defense of their Class 3-A...

Warriors and Demons finish tied

Pleased and grateful. Eastern Wayne coach Jörg Wagner and Wilson Fike coach Toni Varacchi offered those summations after their respective men's soccer teams battled to a 1-1 draw Wednesday evening at Little Big Horn. Wagner's squad showed signs of fatigue...

Local sports digest

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock's Shelly Lancaster registered 14 kills in the Golden Falcons' five-set win at Greene Central on Wednesday. Aycock (1-0) claimed the season-opening match, 17-25, 25-15, 23-25, 25-9, 15-9. Jazzmine Lee added 11 kills as Amy...

Mudcats fall to Tennessee

ZEBULON -- Jamie D'Antona clubbed a three-run double in the eighth inning to further a six-run inning as Tennessee held off Carolina 6-4 at Five County Stadium on Wednesday night. With Carolina (25-34) leading 1-0 in the eighth inning, starter...

Keys rally past Kinston

KINSTON -- The K-Tribe erased an early five-run deficit, only to have Frederick come back to grab a 9-6 victory Wednesday night at Grainger Stadium. Down 5-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Kinston started the comeback with an...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Goldsboro hires Smith to guide girls basketball

Coaching at her alma mater? Brandy Smith never considered it. Folks associated with the Goldsboro High girls basketball program who knew Smith constantly pestered the former Cougar standout if she had applied for the job after Gladys McClary had stepped...

Local sports digest

Tigers sweep Cougars on volleyball court James Kenan dealt Goldsboro a 25-15, 25-14, 25-13 non-conference defeat Tuesday afternoon. "My girls played really good," said first-year Cougar coach Rhet Potter. "We're a young team. "We're learning each time we play a...

Trojan men have lofty aspirations

MOUNT OLIVE -- As Mount Olive men's soccer coach Jerry Riggs enters his fifth season, the program continues to grow as 21 players return from a team that spent six weeks in the Adidas/NSCAA Division II Top 25 in 2005....

K-Tribe struggle with runners on base

KINSTON -- The K-Tribe left nine men on base as the Frederick Keys blanked Kinston 4-0 on Tuesday night. With the regular season winding down, 1,562 fans took in Tuesday night at Grainger Stadium, raising the K-Tribe's season attendance total...

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lady Trojans rising to the top

MOUNT OLIVE -- Seniors Emily Anthony and Molly Morrow have been winners for a majority of their careers at Mount Olive. The Trojans won the CVAC tournament title during their sophomore campaign in 2004 and advanced all the way to...

Mudcats win again

ZEBULON -- Rex Rundgren hit a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth to put away first-place Tennessee for the second straight night as Carolina defeated the Smokies 5-2 on Monday night at Five County Stadium. Leading 3-2, Carolina...

K-Tribe rally falls short

KINSTON -- Kinston's comeback bid came up short as the Indians fell to Frederick 5-3 Monday night at Grainger Stadium. Down 5-1 in the bottom of the eighth, Stephen Head hit a two-out, two-run single that brought home Brandon Pinckney...

Local sports digest

LaGRANGE -- Eastern Wayne junior Bryan Coltrane scored the Warriors first two goals in a 6-0, season-opening win at North Lenoir on Monday. In a balanced effort, senior Dustin Smith, juniors Will Hughes and Matt Wolf and freshman Eric Suncin...

Monday, August 21, 2006

K-Tribe gets eighth sweep of season

WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- Brandon Pinckney hit an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning that scored Caleb Brock and gave Kinston a dramatic 5-3 win over Potomac on Sunday. Potomac tied the score at three with a run...

Mudcats top first-place Smokies

ZEBULON -- A bunt single was the only hit Carolina needed during a five-run seventh inning as the Mudcats returned home to defeat first-place Tennessee 9-5 on Sunday afternoon before 5,386 fans at Five County Stadium. The Mudcats (23-33) sent...

Chargers sweep East Wake

Wayne Country Day evened their record to 1-1 with a sweep of East Wake at home on Friday. The Chargers won 25-17, 25-19 and 25-20. Shelly Sullivan led the way for WCDS with 11 kills, six aces and two digs,...

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Gators lose season opener to Blue Devils

SEVEN SPRING -- He's listed as a quarterback and defensive back in the program, but make no mistake, Josh Wright can line up just about anywhere. The Spring Creek senior played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive back, kicker returner,...

Bennett's six TDs lead Eagles in rout

Rosewood's first-string defense played superb for two-plus quarters and senior halfback Devon Bennett shined offensively on a humid Friday evening at Branch Pope Field. The Eagle defenders converted two of three turnovers -- one fumble and two interceptions -- into...

State-ranked Gryphons too much for Goldsboro

Sweat dripping from his face after a hard-fought effort on a muggy Friday night, Goldsboro coach Maurice Jackson shook his head and his statement was simple. "That's Rocky Mount. They don't rebuild, they just reload," he said. The Gryphons, ranked...

Avent era at Kenan begins with a bang

WARSAW -- The Ken Avent Jr. era as football coach at James Kenan began successfully Friday night as the Tigers scored 22 points in the second quarter and defeated long-time nemesis and county rival East Duplin 22-7 at Bill Taylor...

Council runs wild as Saints win shootout

VANCEBORO -- Southern Wayne junior Anthony Council picked up where he left off last season -- rushing for 223 yards on 21 carries with three touchdowns Friday night in the Saints' 49-40 road win at West Craven in season-opening action....

Pilkington tosses four TDs as CBA wins big

MOREHEAD CITY -- Charles B. Aycock was dominant on the ground and through the air on Friday night as the Golden Falcons rolled to a 40-14 win at West Carteret in the season opener for both teams. Senior quarterback Thomas...

Rams hammer Vikings

By KEITH SPENCE Courtesy Kinston Free Press SNOW HILL -- One game into the 2006 season, Greene Central's plan to become a more run-oriented football team is a rousing success. Of course, they also proved they can still pass the...

South Johnston hands 'Dawgs 21st consecutive loss

PRINCETON -- South Johnston's Scott Hockaday and Dee Walden led the Trojans to a 41-15 win at Princeton in the season-opening game for both squads Friday evening. Hockaday finished with 295 yards through the air on 19-of-30 passing with four...

How was fishing? It all depends

Thanks to my 5-year-old grandson Tucker, I don't have to look the other way when some one asks, "How was fishing at Beaufort?" My proud and prompt response can be: "My youngest grandson caught his first fish!" No matter that...

Friday, August 18, 2006

High School soccer boots up

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Wayne Christian goalie Travis Thomas tries to control the ball among a host of Chargers and Eagles during Thursday afternoon's season opener. For more information see Getting charged up - Steed scores twice for WCDS....

Getting charged up - Steed scores twice for WCDS

With seven starters back from a team that finished 12-6-1 last season and earned a No. 3 seed for the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A state tournament last season, Wayne Country Day coach Paul Estrada believes his team has...

Norris' 16 kills paces Eagles past Chargers

Brooke Norris collected 16 kills as Wayne Christian swept county rival Wayne Country Day 25-19, 28-26, 27-25 at Clifford Gymnasium on Thursday afternoon. Katie Daniels added 14 kills and one block. Hanna Kaler and Michelle Krug combined for five kills....

Choy Foo drives in K-Tribe's lone run in home loss

KINSTON -- Salem starting pitcher Felipe Paulino held Kinston to two hits in seven innings as the Avalanche beat the Indians 4-1 Thursday night at Grainger Stadium. Paulino (7-7) struck out seven and walked just two as Kinston batters were...

Huntsville routs Carolina

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Yovani Gallardo retired the first 16 hitters and drove in two runs to lead Huntsville past Carolina 11-2 at Joe Davis Stadium on Thursday night. Gallardo (4-2), a 20-year-old making his 10th Double-A start, struck out nine...

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Area teams ready to kick off 2006 season

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Claiming season-opening wins hasn't been an easy task for Spring Creek's football team. The Gators have lost three consecutive openers and are 1-4 overall since moving to varsity status in 2001. They'll try again Friday evening. Spring...

Huntsville tops Mudcats

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Despite three solo home runs -- including two by J.C. Muniz -- Carolina could not overcome an early 5-0 deficit and fell to Huntsville 6-3 at Davis Stadium on Wednesday night. Muniz homered in his first two...

Avalanche buries Tribe

KINSTON -- The Salem Avalanche piled it on Kinston with a 9-4 victory over the K-Tribe on Wednesday night at Grainger Stadium. Drew Sutton hit a pair of home runs for Salem, including a solo shot to lead off the...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

EPC 2-A football - Greene Central picked to claim league title

SNOW HILL -- One of the most-consistent programs during the last decade on the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference football scene has been picked to rule the league this fall. Greene Central received three first-place votes and edged long-time rival...

Champions crowned in tennis tournament

Fourteen champions were crowned at the John Allen Farfour City tennis championships last weekend. The youth singles winners were: Girls 8's -- Keely Fulghum; Girls 10's -- Rachel Jackson; Boys 10's -- Addison Vail; Girls 12's -- Brooke Barfield; Boys...

K-Tribe's three-game win streak snapped

KINSTON -- Salem stopped Kinston's three-game winning streak with an 8-3 victory Tuesday night at Grainger Stadium. Salem scored seven runs in the top of the third inning to take a lead the Avalanche would never relinquish. Salem had home...

Huntsville hammers Mudcats

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Corey Thurman hit a two-run double while pitching seven strong innings as Huntsville downed Carolina 8-1 in the series opener at Davis Stadium on Tuesday night. Thurman (5-8) retired the first 13 hitters he faced, and gave...

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Aycock, Southern Wayne tied for third in poll

Football coaches on the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference scene used one word -- balance -- to describe play among its six league members this season. The preseason poll conducted Monday morning at Wilber's Barbecue certainly reflected their opinions. Three...

Indians topple Salem in slugfest

KINSTON -- A three-run homer by Stephen Head in a five-run eighth inning gave Kinston a dramatic 12-11 come-from-behind win over Salem on Monday night at Grainger Stadium. Kinston touched up Salem pitching for a season-high 18 hits in a...

Eagles get two wins

Wayne Christian's boys soccer team claimed a pair of wins, before falling in the championship game of a preseason tournament held at their home field on Saturday. The Eagles blanked Cape Fear Christian 5-0 in the first game as Bradley...

Monday, August 14, 2006

Getting ready for football

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Spring Creek running back Orlando Grantham tries to break the tackle of Charles B. Aycock's Travario Uzzell (59) during Friday's scrimmage. The Gators were picked to finish fifth in the Carolina 1-A Conference. For more information see...

Chargers picked to win Carolina 1-A Conference title

Ayden-Grifton picked up five-of-five possible first-place votes in the 2006 preseason Class 1-A Carolina Conference coaches poll conducted by the News-Argus. The Chargers (25 points), which finished 11-2 overall and 4-1 in league play last year, return arguably the league's...

Mudcats finish grand homestand

ZEBULON -- Kevin Randel homered and scored four times as Carolina completed an eight-win homestand with a 7-2 victory over Birmingham on Sunday afternoon at Five County Stadium. Randel hit a two-run homer in the fifth against Corwin Malone (9-9)...

Tobs bow out of Pettit Cup

ASHEBORO -- The Wilson Tobs had their season cut short Saturday with two crushing defeats in the second day of action in the Petitt Cup. In the first game, the Tobs lost to the Fayetteville SwampDogs, 2-1, on a walk-off...

Kinston crushes Hillcats

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Kinston banged out 14 hits Sunday night as the K-Tribe crushed the Hillcats 11-5. Kinston cruised to victory after a six-run second inning, highlighted by a bases-loaded triple from Jose Constanza. The big sluggers got it going...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf

The Lane Tree ladies participated in the Eastern League tournament at Brooke Valley Country Club in Greenville and walked away with two honors: first flight, first low gross -- Donna Adams; second flight, first low gross -- Betty Jean Gurley....

Sunday, August 13, 2006

One final tune-up for Falcons, Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Charles B. Aycock senior Montez Ham had just broken loose for a 50-yard catch-and-run down the left sideline during the game-situation portion of the Golden Falcons' scrimmage at Spring Creek on Friday. As his team was on...

ECU holds first scrimmage

GREENVILLE -- An efficient offensive rushing attack and a physical, turnover-forcing defensive unit highlighted East Carolina's first intra-squad scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The controlled contest, which was played in pleasant conditions under sunny skies with...

Lovett boosts Tobs

ASHEBORO -- The Wilson Tobs advanced to the second day of the Petitt Cup playoffs after an impressive 7-2 victory over the Martinsville Mustangs Friday night at McCrary Park in Asheboro. Martinsville was eliminated from the Petitt Cup. In a...

Minor League roundup - K-Tribe blanks Cats

The K-Tribe trio of Scott Lewis, Ryan Knippschild and Randy Newsom combined for a two-hit shutout -- leading Kinston to a 5-0 win over Lynchburg on Saturday night. Lewis started the game, limiting Lynchburg to one hit in four innings...

Friday, August 11, 2006

Cowley shines in K-Tribe debut

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Thomas Cowley was brilliant on the mound in his Carolina League debut as the Kinston Indians beat Myrtle Beach 3-2 in game one of a doubleheader Thursday. The Pelicans, however, won the nighcap 7-5. Cowley (1-0),...

Whisler ends Mudcats' seven-game win streak

ZEBULON -- Wes Whisler personally ended Carolina's seven-game winning streak, throwing eight innings of one-run ball as Birmingham defeated Carolina 9-2 at Five County Stadium on Thursday night. Whisler (1-1), who earned his 11th victory of the season, but his...

Thursday, August 10, 2006

K-Tribe powers up

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Kinston pounded three home runs against Myrtle Beach and Chuck Lofgren picked up his 15th win of the season as the K-Tribe won their third straight game Wednesday night, 5-4. Stephen Head, Brandon Pinckney and Jordan...

Mudcats win sixth straight

ZEBULON -- Lee Mitchell hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning to spur Carolina to its seventh straight win, 3-2 over the Birmingham Barons at Five County Stadium on Wednesday night. Mitchell drove a pitch from reliever Arnie Munoz...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

Mary Ann Sutton won the play of the day, while Faye Franklin took low gross and Novella Zambellie low net. Linda Cannon and Pete Reaves tied for low putts. Evelyn Rose won the North Carolina State play day....

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

K-Tribe rained out at beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Kinston's contest against Myrtle Beach was rained out Tuesday and will be made up as part of a doubleheader today, beginning at 5 p.m. The Indians announced Tuesday that playoff tickets will be available to the...

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

K-Tribe routs Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Kinston Indians pushed their record to a season-high 29 games over .500 with a 10-2 victory over Myrtle Beach on Monday afternoon. Kinston (71-42) got all the runs it needed in the first inning as...

Life's a beach for Busch

After finishing her collegiate career among the NCAA career kills leaders and the only three-time volleyball All-American in Mount Olive College and Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference history, Heidi Busch has been spending the summer of 2006 on the beach. In fact,...

East Carolina ready to put on the pads

GREENVILLE -- East Carolina completed its final tune-up before engaging in full gear work with a three-hour practice in shorts and shoulder pads at the Cliff Moore Practice Facility on Monday afternoon. Beginning today, the Pirates will don full pads...

Ogburn will play golf at Pitt Community College

A recent Rosewood High School honor graduate will attend Pitt Community College in Greenville this fall on a two-year golf scholarship. Shane Ogburn, captain of his high school golf team for two years, was a starter all four years and...

Goldsboro's Cuddington, Fitzpatrick win doubles title at Junior Open

Travis Cuddington and Chaz Fitzpatrick defeated Dylan Cuddington and Walker Smiley, 8-1, to capture the Boys' 12-year-old doubles title at the 59th Annual Eastern Carolina Junior Open tennis tournament held Aug. 5-6 at Herman Park. Other boys winners included; Julian...

Mudcats get 1-0 victory

ZEBULON -- Jose Garcia and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as Carolina won its fifth straight game 1-0 over West Tenn at Five County Stadium on Monday night. Garcia (4-5) pitched seven scoreless frames, culminating with escaping a...

Mount Olive signs 9 volleyball players

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive has signed nine volleyball recruits, it was announced by head coach Sasha Gutor. The Trojans began preseason practice Monday. Signees include a pair of junior college transfers, a pair of sisters and the sister of...

Monday, August 7, 2006

Barrow - A man of many hats who is NCCA president for 2006-07

Daniel Barrow had tunnel vision. An aspiring athlete on the Western Guilford football field, he never dreamed of the riches associated with his sport. He didn't desire the bartering of contracts or the extensive travel time that would take him...

Goldsboro men's 4.0 senior tennis team prepping for national title run

Tennis is usually considered an individual sport. Or in doubles, two-on-two. But the Goldsboro Country Club men's senior 4.0 tennis team is exactly that -- a team. In a format that features a best-of-3 in three lines of doubles matches,...

Carter, Tobs fare well in CPL contest

WILSON -- The Wilson Tobs (15-10, 28-23) scored one run in each of the first six innings and one run in seven of the eight innings they came to the plate en route to a comfortable 7-3 victory over the...

Carolina doubles up Tennessee

ZEBULON -- Brett Carroll delivered a two-run double during a five-run seventh inning as Carolina defeated West Tenn 6-3 at Five County Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The game was scoreless thanks to a duel between Manu Olivera and Isaac Pavlik,...

McCarthy sparks Richmond rally over Bulls

DURHAM -- Bill McCarthy scored on a single to start a five-run third inning that gave the Richmond Braves a 7-4 win over the Durham Bulls on Sunday. The Braves sent 10 batters to the plate in the third. McCarthy...

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Long distance dedication - Cherry wins triathlon for his mom

Dawson Cherry won for his mom. While many people race to achieve personal goals, the 42-year-old Mount Olive native wasn't thinking about how great it felt to win as he crossed the finish line before more than 120 other competitors...

Terry, Hilbrich join basketball staffs at MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College has named assistant basketball coaches to its men's and women's staff. Dante Terry, a graduate of The Citadel, will join the men's team. Cindy Hilbrich, who spent the 2005-06 season at the University of...

N.C. fishing report

Northern District: Dare, Hyde, Currituck and Beaufort Counties Charterboats: Offshore activity remains fair -- good with dolphin and yellowfin tuna being caught on a regular basis. Bigeye tuna have been caught in good numbers, with very large ones showing up...

Friday, August 4, 2006

K-Tribe's Lofgren fans 10 Hillcats, picks up 14th win of season

KINSTON -- K-Tribe starter Chuck Lofgren fanned a season-high 10 batters and picked up his 14th win of the season in a 3-1 victory over Lynchburg on Thursday night at Grainger Stadium. Lofgren (14-5) went six innings and gave up...

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Good news Bears

Like most football coaches this time of year, Wayne County Bears coach Richard Bailey is on a mission. But conditioning and game preparation aren't the most important issues for Bailey and the Bears staff as the team gears up for...

Bears roster

Post-graduate team Name Ht. Wt. Trae Bailey 5-9 132 Derrick Bennett 5-11 175 Ronald Cox 6-0 150 Jason Davis 6-2 220 Stanley Davis Jr. 6-2 255 Flynn Edmundson 5-8 180 Joseph Edwards 5-11 180 Anthony Holland 5-8 155 Jeff Holland...

Trojans unveil new logo

MOUNT OLIVE -- A tedious and nearly year-long project earned its final approval Wednesday afternoon. Mount Olive College athletics director Jeff Eisen, who has just begun his second year at the school, unveiled the Trojans' new logo before faculty, fans...

Pelicans avoid sweep

KINSTON -- After scoring an average of 11 runs per game in their last three contest, the Kinston Indians couldn't buy one Wednesday night as the K-Tribe was shut out 3-0 by Myrtle Beach. James Parr (6-6) picked up the...

Bostick, Mudcats shut down Braves

PEARL, Miss. -- Adam Bostick pitched 61/3 scoreless innings, fanning 10, as Carolina blanked the Mississippi Braves 5-0 in the last game of their 10-game road trip at Trustmark Park on Wednesday night. Bostick (6-7) notched the victory by stifling...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Evelyn Rose emerged the State play-of-the-day winner. Kathy Woodard won low gross and Charlotte Campbell took low net. Novella Zambelli claimed low putts....

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Area prep football teams sweating it out in hot, humid conditions

Three consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures and stifling heat indexes have area football coaches keeping a close watch on their players during practice this week. The N.C. High School Athletic Association has reminded coaches to constantly monitor the players throughout...

K-Tribe beats up Pelicans again

KINSTON -- Argenis Reyes went 5-for-5 as the Kinston Indians beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 12-8 on Tuesday night. The K-Tribe scored more than five or more runs in the first inning for the third straight game as Kinston scored...

Mudcats held to three hits

PEARL, Miss. -- Three Mississippi pitchers held Carolina to three hits as the Braves beat the Mudcats 2-1 on Tuesday night at Trustmark Park. Atlanta Braves' right-hander Kyle Davies and Stem, N.C. native Matt Harrison combined to no-hit the Mudcats...

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Indians get going early, rout Pelicans

KINSTON -- The Indians jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and cruised from there as Kinston grabbed a 9-1 victory over Myrtle Beach on Monday night at Grainger Stadium. It was the second straight game that...

Braves pound Mudcats

PEARL, Miss. -- Barbaro Canizarez had three hits and three RBIs to lead an 18-hit attack as Mississippi pounded Carolina 13-4 at Trustmark Park on Monday night. One day after Carolina (13-25) snapped a seven-game losing streak, the Mudcats gave...

Southern Wayne graduate hired as Campbell coach

BUIES CREEK -- Campbell head baseball coach Chip Smith has hired Southern Wayne graduate Chris Wiley as an assistant coach with the Campbell University baseball program. Wiley, a 2003 Campbell graduate, will serve as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. "We're...