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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Game of the Week -- Trojans, Tigers face tough tasks

First-year head football coaches Hugh Martin and Ken Avent Jr. sound as if they've viewed the same videotapes during the past few days. The duo described their respective opponents as diverse, aggressive and quick. And each agreed they've got tough...

Aycock grapplers dominate Rams

PIKEVILLE -- Despite putting five first-year starters on the mat, the Charles B. Aycock wrestling team opened its dual-team season in dominating fashion Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcons recorded 11 falls in 13 contested individual bouts and dismantled Greene Central...

Local digest

Gators fall in overtime Spring Creek dropped their opening game of the season, falling in overtime to East Duplin 80-71 in non-conference play. Josh Wright scored a team-high 27 points and dished out five assists for the Gators. Desmond Raiford...

What's happening

Scoreboard operator needed Goldsboro High athletics director Randy Jordan is seeking a new scoreboard operator for the basketball season. If interested, please telephone coach Jordan at 731-5930. CBA awards night The fall athletics awards night at C.B. Aycock will be...

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Wayne Christian's boys upend Wayne Country Day

It was one of those shots where a coach screams out "no, no, no" as the player shoots the ball, but then yells his approval after it drops through the net. With Wayne Christian leading Wayne Country Day by one...

Local digest

SMITHFIELD -- Goldsboro High forced 31 turnovers defensively and dominated the boards in a 54-42, non-conference victory over Smithfield-Selma on Tuesday evening. The Cougars, who improved to 2-1 overall, grabbed a 42-31 edge on the glass and built a double-digit...

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Southern Wayne wins home opener

DUDLEY -- Kendrick Thompson led five players in double figures with 17 points in Southern Wayne's 77-70, non-conference victory over Triton on Monday evening. Paris Armwood's two free throws and Thompson's running layup with less than 10 seconds remaining preserved...

MOC falls to Lees-McRae

BANNER ELK -- Mount Olive rallied from a pair of nine-point deficits, but Lees-McRae took the lead for good midway through the second half and iced the game from the free throw line to upset the nationally 19th-ranked Trojans 86-77...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Wrestling; Warriors fare well at Tarboro Invitational

TARBORO -- Three Eastern Wayne wrestlers collected gold medals in individual competition and helped the Warriors claim a convincing team victory in the Tarboro Turkey Invitational, contested Saturday at Tarboro High School. The Warriors compiled 182 points compared to runner-up...

College hoops; Trojans return to action

After taking a short break for Thanksgiving, the nationally 19th-ranked Mount Olive men's basketball team resumes conference play tonight as the Trojans travel to Banner Elk to take on Lees-McRae in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference action. Tip-off is 7 p.m. Mount...

Sunday, November 26, 2006

High School football: Top-seeded James Kenan gets a helping Hand

WARSAW -- James Kenan used its good "Hands" to eliminate upset-minded Pender County from the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-AA (large-school) playoffs on Friday evening. Darius Hand caught his first-ever career touchdown pass and the Tiger defense held...

North Duplin shocks Cherokee

CHEROKEE -- A 400-mile Thanksgiving Day trip to western North Carolina turned into a festive occasion for unranked North Duplin on Friday evening. The Rebels held state-ranked and previously-unbeaten Cherokee to less than 70 yards of total offense and pulled...

High School Hoops: Cougars put Bears away

MOUNT OLIVE -- Maybe it was the inspiration of playing in a building which was his namesake, but whatever the reason, Tim Kornegay played some outstanding basketball at Kornegay Arena this weekend. The senior guard scored 11 of his team's...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Game of the Week -- N. Duplin and James Kenan

The busiest shopping day of the year has gotten busier for numerous Duplin County residents, especially those in Calypso and Warsaw. Football teams from those two community schools -- North Duplin and James Kenan -- have a little shopping in...

Mount Olive Tip Off Classic

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two of eastern North Carolina's tradition-rich programs -- Goldsboro and Kinston -- highlight day one of the 2nd annual Mount Olive Tip Off Classic. The Cougars and Vikings meet at 8 p.m. Friday at Kornegay Arena on...

Local digest

SMITHFIELD -- Josh Darden led four Southern Wayne players in double figures with 16 points, and the Saints opened their season with a 69-55 victory over Smithfield-Selma on Tuesday evening. Orlando Davis added 15 points for the Saints, who presented...

Trojan man ranked in preseason

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College men's tennis team, despite returning one just player from a year ago, is ranked No. 38 in the 2007 ITA Division II preseason national poll. The Trojans are 12th in the Atlantic Region...

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Wayne Country Day survives Terra Ceia's second-half rally

After experiencing slow starts in each of its first two games, the Wayne Country Day varsity boys basketball team bolted to a quick lead against Terra Ceia on Tuesday evening. The Chargers connected on their first four shots, including a...

South Central varsities sweep Eastern Wayne

Despite losing to the South Central Falcons 53-51, the Eastern Wayne girl's basketball team proved an important point -- they will not be intimidated. Facing a school which was returning all five starters from a 20-win team -- including two...

Rosewood avenges home-opening loss from 2005

The Rosewood wrestling team earned falls in 11 of 12 contested matches and rolled past Greene Central 69-12 on Tuesday evening. It was the Eagles' dual-team opener. Holiday obligations created holes in Rosewood's lineup and prompted veteran head coach Bill...

Southern Wayne girls collect season-opening victory

SMITHFIELD -- Lynneshia Leonard scored a game-high 18 points leading Southern Wayne to a 50-41, come-from-behind victory over Smithfield-Selma in non-conference play Tuesday evening. The Saints trailed by 11 at the half, but rallied to pull within two -- 32-30...

Trojan men, women open CVAC play with loss at Pfeiffer

MISENHEIMER -- It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but it might as well have been March Madness at Misenheimer. Elijah Rouse tallied career highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds, but Pfeiffer used a steal and a three-point play in the...

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Wayne Christian just misses at buzzer

KINSTON -- Wayne Christian School coach Tim Brannan thought he was witnessing déjà vu. With the clock running down in his team's game at Arendell-Parrott Academy on Monday, Eric Williams streaked down the courtand released a 45-footer. The ball hit...

Faith Christian finishes second at Southeastern Tournament

RALEIGH -- The Faith Christian varsity boys basketball team lost to Raleigh Christian 68-57 in the championship game and finished 2-1 overall in the Southeastern Tournament. Aaron Sladick led the Conquerors with 18 points, while Jeremy Sandlin scored 16. Sladick...

Quintet comprises first MOC Athletics Hall of Fame class

MOUNT OLIVE -- The inaugural Mount Olive College Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place Saturday afternoon at the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center. The first installment of the Hall was part of the Alumni Weekend and 41st annual...

Monday, November 20, 2006

Falcon Invitational V: Aycock successfully defends title

PIKEVILLE -- Bryant Lancaster seized Most Outstanding Wrestler accolades and Charles B. Aycock prevailed in key head-to-head matches with archrival Eastern Wayne en route to its fifth consecutive Falcon Invitational crown Saturday afternoon. A returning state qualifier, Lancaster (3-0) collected...

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Mountain bound: North Duplin advances to western semifinals

CALYPSO -- While the final seconds ticked off the clock, North Duplin assistant coach Danny Blackburn traded high fives with junior tackle Chris Warren as the players lined up at midfield to shake hands. "Let's go to the mountains," Blackburn...

Top-seeded James Kenan routs Louisburg in 1-AA playoffs

WARSAW -- James Kenan slightly altered its defensive scheme in preparation for Louisburg's high-powered offense, and the visitors failed to collect a touchdown until the final quarter Friday evening. Stedman Mathis and Alex Monk, meanwhile, each rushed for more than...

Turnovers haunt C.B. Aycock in playoff loss at Southern Alamance

GRAHAM -- An interception return for a touchdown and a blocked punt in the third quarter fueled Southern Alamance's 42-15 victory over Charles B. Aycock on Friday evening. The 11th-seeded Patriots forced five turnovers and eliminated the 14th-seeded Golden Falcons...

Norris, Wright lead Wayne Christian girls to tournament title

KINSTON -- Brooke Norris and Hope Wright recorded solid performances and Wayne Christian emerged the Bethel Christian Tip Off Tournament champion with a 57-36 victory over the host school on Friday evening. Norris seized Most Valuable Player accolades with 12...

41st Pickle Classic: Mount Olive seizes 7th consecutive title

MOUNT OLIVE -- Elijah Rouse sealed a win and punctuated his 19-point, 12-rebound performance with a slam dunk with eight seconds left as nationally 19th-ranked Mount Olive claimed its seventh consecutive Pickle Classic tournament title with a 79-70 victory over...

Young, Patriots hand MOC women first defeat

FMU Sports Information FLORENCE, S.C. -- Junior guard Brittany Young scored a career-high 25 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed six rebounds to lead Francis Marion University to an 82-69 win over Mount Olive College at the second annual...

Friday, November 17, 2006

Aycock pitching duo signs NLIs with ACC programs

PIKEVILLE -- Childhood buddies and cousins, Grant Sasser and Garrett Davis will become adversaries on the collegiate baseball scene upon the completion of their respective stellar careers. The Charles B. Aycock duo signed national letters-of-intent Wednesday afternoon to play next...

Falcon Invitational V: Aycock eager to defend title for another year

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's wrestling team anxiously awaits its annual season-opening Falcon Invitational on Saturday. And the Golden Falcons -- once again -- will carry the bullseye between their wings. Since the tournament's inception in 2002, no one has...

Blending Youth: MOC starters eager to play with incoming talent

MOUNT OLIVE -- Three consecutive 20-win seasons. Three straight NCAA regional appearances. Back-to-back preseason national rankings. An average of 24 wins per season since 2003. It's a blueprint that veteran Mount Olive College men's basketball coach Bill Clingan has developed...

MOC Hall of Fame inductee: Russell Stephens

MOUNT OLIVE -- This year's Mount Olive Alumni Weekend and Pickle Classic festivities will include a new addition as the inaugural Mount Olive College Athletics Hall of Fame Class will be inducted. The induction ceremony will take place Saturday at...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Football playoffs: Aycock, N. Duplin and Kenan prepare for next round

PIKEVILLE -- Playing an inspired football team with a short-handed backfield has veteran Charles B. Aycock coach Randy Pinkowski a little concerned. But he's not packing a white towel for this week's trip to Southern Alamance. "I'm down to a...

C.B. Aycock teams open seasons with losses

PIKEVILLE -- On the surface, Charles B. Aycock's opening night 71-27 loss to Clayton looked like a horrible blowout. When you dig deeper, you see how the Golden Falcons coach can be very proud of the effort which took place...

Vanderhorst has career night in Mount Olive's opener

MOUNT OLIVE -- Sophomore Meaghan Vanderhorst collected a career-high 28 points and Mount Olive College dumped UNC Pembroke 71-61 on Wednesday evening at Kornegay Arena. It was the season-opening game for both teams. Mount Olive seized its third consecutive home-opening...

Pickle Classic: Ohio Valley (W. Va.) preview

If Ohio Valley University is able to duplicate its start from last year, the Fighting Scots could be leaving Mount Olive Saturday with a Pickle Classic Championship. Ohio Valley makes its debut appearance in the Pickle Classic, taking on tournament...

Pickle Classic: 10 years ago

The 31st Annual Pickle Classic may be best known for the debuts of two freshmen who would figure prominently in Mount Olive College men's basketball history. Chris McDonald would be named Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Freshman of the Year and would...

MOC Hall of Fame: Scarborough one of 5 inductees

This year's Mount Olive Alumni Weekend and Pickle Classic festivities will include a new addition as the inaugural Mount Olive College Athletics Hall of Fame Class will be inducted. The induction ceremony will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. in...

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Wayne Christian boys lose season opener

Hendrick Van Dorp delivered a game-high 19 points and state-ranked Terra Ceia turned back Wayne Christian 43-39 in the season-opening game for both boys basketball teams Tuesday evening. Derek Joyner complemented Van Dorp's effort with a 10-point showing. Terra Ceia...

Trojans put three players on women's all-region team

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive tied for the most all-region selections as the Trojans placed three players on the 2006 Daktronics All-Southeast Region Women's Soccer Team, as selected by sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools in the...

Luft, Mitchell receive more postseason awards

MOUNT OLIVE -- Anna-Marie Luft was named to the first team and Sam Mitchell earned honorable mention as Mount Olive placed two players on the 2006 AVCA All-Atlantic Region Volleyball Team, as selected by members of the American Volleyball Coaches...

Williams placed on all-Southeast Region team

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive senior Charles Williams was named to the 2006 Daktronics All-Southeast Region Men's Soccer Second Team, as selected by sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools in the region. The award was the first-ever all-region...

Pickle Classic preview: Coker College

At last year's Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, Coker College connected on 30 three-point field goals in two tournament games. Head coach Dan Schmotzer hopes his team hasn't cooled off entering the 2006-07 season. Coker makes its fifth Pickle...

Mount Olive Hall of Fame calls Rose

This year's Mount Olive Alumni Weekend and Pickle Classic festivities will include a new addition as the inaugural Mount Olive College Athletics Hall of Fame Class will be inducted. The induction ceremony will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. in...

Pickle Classic history: 20 years ago

Tournament Most Valuable Player Martin Bellamy scored 29 points and hit two free throws with 30 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Mount Olive to an 84-80 victory over Coker in the championship game of the 21st Annual Pickle Classic....

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Looking for more success

The wait is coming to an end. As the curtain comes up on the 2006-07 season, the Mount Olive Lady Trojans' coaches and players will be looking to build upon their success from last season. "The excitement continues," said Wendy...

MOC Hall profile -- Larry Nance

This year's Mount Olive Alumni Weekend and Pickle Classic festivities will include a new addition as the inaugural Mount Olive College Athletics Hall of Fame Class will be inducted. The induction ceremony will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. in...

Pickle Preview -- Chowan

Since the first of the year, quite a bit has happened at Chowan University. For one, the former Chowan College gained university status. For another, the school changed its nickname from Braves to Hawks. On the court, Chowan transformed from...

Pickle Classic -- 30 years ago

For the first time in the brief history of the Pickle Classic, both first-round winners eclipsed the 100-point mark. Unfortunately for Mount Olive, the Trojans were on the short end of the milestone, falling to eventual champion Frederick Military Academy...

Monday, November 13, 2006

Warriors' Cowan signs NLI with Richmond

Once basketball season ended last year, Darryl Cowan got busy. The Eastern Wayne guard and his mom compiled a highlight tape from the season, and they printed out a list of every Division I school in the nation. Cowan carefully...

Pender shuts out Spring Creek

BURGAW - James Henry rushed for five touchdowns and Pender County dominated Spring Creek 39-0 on the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-AA (large-school) football playoff scene Friday evening. Henry piled up 293 yards and eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark...

Pickle Classic Countdown: MOC men tip off season Friday

The Mount Olive College men's basketball team tips off its 2006-07 season with the 41st Annual Pickle Classic Friday and Saturday at Kornegay Arena. Once again, the News-Argus will provide a countdown to the Pickle Classic with features on the...

MOC Hall of Fame: Kenney Moore

This year's Mount Olive Alumni Weekend and Pickle Classic festivities will include a new addition as the inaugural Mount Olive College Athletics Hall of Fame Class will be inducted. The induction ceremony will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. in...

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Tigers sloppy, but still cruise in Round 1

WARSAW -- Sluggish. Lethargic. Listless. Top-seeded and unbeaten James Kenan displayed all those characteristics in an opening-round, 33-8 playoff victory over Heide Trask on Friday evening at Bill Taylor Field. First-year head coach Ken Avent Jr. anticipated the dull start...

Rosewood falls to Ayden Grifton

LITTLEFIELD -- Matt Dougherty threw three touchdown passes and Ayden-Grifton escaped Rosewood 20-13 on the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-AA (large-school) playoff scene Friday evening. The seventh-seeded Chargers improved to 9-3 overall and travel to state-ranked East Carteret...

Rams fleeced

SNOW HILL -- Senior quarterback Cameron Shelton fell to his knees, put his head in his hands and was consoled by his family and friends. The image of Shelton wasn't exclusive to him, the same look was on the face...

Falcons notch road playoff win

SHALLOTTE -- Haunted by three consecutive losses to end regular-season play, Charles B. Aycock resuscitated its faint and near-fleeting heartbeat with a stunning, opening-round playoff victory Friday evening. Travis Milligan and Jacob Pendleton each recorded double digits in tackles and...

Eastern Wayne nipped by Burlington Williams

BURLINGTON -- Patrick Kelley's third-quarter punt return for a touchdown gave Burlington Williams some breathing room and helped spark a 35-32 victory over Eastern Wayne on Friday evening. Williams, the No. 7 seed, will travel to unbeaten Harnett Central in...

Bears shut out visiting Saints

AHOSKIE -- Rayshawn Mercer and Danny Dembry each rushed for more than 100 yards and state-ranked Hertford County blitzed Southern Wayne 42-0 on Friday evening. The No. 6-ranked Bears (11-1) entertain Rocky Mount in a second-round, N.C. High School Athletic...

Friday, November 10, 2006

North Duplin routs South Robeson, collects first playoff victory since 2003

CALYPSO -- North Duplin quarterback Doug Lloyd and halfback Michael Schilling -- as usual -- each provided their normal offensive output Thursday evening against South Robeson. Lloyd rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another score, while Schilling eclipsed the...

Princeton falls to Hobbton, ends season 2-10

NEWTON GROVE -- Gerell Bogle ran for a game-high 128 yards on 28 carries Thursday night, but it wasn't enough as the Princeton Bulldogs fell to Hobbton 34-14 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association...

Goldsboro's Joyner signs with East Carolina

Millions of kids across the country dream of playing college hoops. They dream of coaches from top college programs swooning over them and begging them to come play for their school. For Goldsboro High senior Daquan Joyner, he's just glad...

Brewer, Ivey claim Walnut Creek Club championships

Bill Brewer and Jewel Ivey overcame slick greens and cool conditions to win the Walnut Creek Country Club Club Championship this past weekend in their respective divisions. Brewer captured the overall Men's title and Ivey captured the overall Ladies title....

Mitchell receives more accolades

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive junior Sam Mitchell was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 3 College Division Volleyball Third Team, it was announced Wednesday. The award is administered by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)....

Thursday, November 9, 2006

3-A playoff preview: County teams face stern, opening-round tests

A state runner-up. A run-oriented, high-scoring offense. A battle-tested team. County rivals Eastern Wayne, Southern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock encounter those situations -- respectively -- when the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A playoffs kick off Friday. The...

Friday night forecast: Area teams gear up for post-season run

Friday Night Forecast? What a terribly misleading name. High school football and Friday nights go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like love and marriage ... or a horse and carriage, for that matter. As the song says, you can't...

Trojan basketball teams anxious for season to begin

MOUNT OLIVE -- They're ready to play for real. That was the common theme for both of the basketball programs at Mount Olive College during Wednesday's Tip-Off Luncheon. The men's basketball squad is coming off a 25-7 season which included...

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

C.B. Aycock leads Wachovia Conference Cup chase

PIKEVILLE -- Four points separate the top three teams that combined to either share or outright claim seven Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference championships during the fall sports season. Charles B. Aycock emerged the Wachovia Conference Cup leader with 68.5...

A tall hill to climb: Rams face defending state champion, while Hawks head to state-ranked Southern Vance

SNOW HILL -- Fourth-year Greene Central coach Jim Bob Bryant anticipated a top-six seed and a first-round home game for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A (small-school) football playoffs. The Rams (9-2) got the home game, but drew...

The end of an adventure: Patetown native Kevin Jones recalls ultimate road trip

For six months, Kevin Jones lived his ultimate dream. The Patetown native followed his beloved New York Yankees all over country. He took in all 162 of their regular-season games, visited 17 different ballparks, and rubbed elbows with today's heroes...

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Let's do it again: Familiar foes clash in opening-round playoff games

Surprising matchups, based solely on geography, highlight opening-round play involving area teams in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A football playoffs. Rosewood and James Kenan each face opponents from their regular-season schedule on the 1-AA (large-school) scene. The...

Local digest

Lane Tree Ladies Association Betsy Clark claimed game-of-the-week honors for weekly tournament play at Lane Tree Golf Course. Betty Jean Gurley captured low net and low putts. Middle schools Spring Creek volleyball d. Greenwood 25-7, 13-25, 25-19, 23-25, 15-13 --...

Trojans' Mitchell receives honor

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive junior Sam Mitchell has been named to the 2006 Daktronics All-Atlantic Region Volleyball Second Team, it was announced Monday. The award marks the second year in a row Mitchell has earned All-Region honors. Mitchell, a...

Monday, November 6, 2006

Rebels' Hicks emerges top area runner in 1-A championship meet

CLEMMONS -- North Duplin's Justin Hicks finished 40th overall in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A men's cross country championships contested Saturday at Tanglewood Park. Hicks ran the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 52.3 seconds. Teammate Clint Bland...

Trojans' Bartley sidelined for two months

Chris Bartley, a senior on the Mount Olive College men's basketball team, will miss at least the first two months of the 2006-07 season due to a torn achilles tendon, it was announced by Trojan head coach Bill Clingan. Bartley...

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Spring Creek, C.B. Aycock ousted from soccer playoffs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Senior captain Steven Schlaefer tallied the game's lone goal in the 58th minute, and N.C. School of Science and Math ousted Spring Creek 1-0 in the Class 1-A playoffs earlier Saturday afternoon. The Unicorns improved to 13-6-1...

Saints come marching back against C.B. Aycock

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne was down and almost out. The Saints saw visiting Charles B. Aycock score 18 points in the final four-plus minutes of the first half -- which included 10 points in last 22 seconds -- as the...

Best dominates Vikings in fourth quarter

By DAVID HALL Courtesy Kinston Free Press KINSTON -- It looks like Kendrick Best has got the hang of this whole running back thing. The Eastern Wayne senior -- playing in the backfield for just the second time in his...

Rosewood claims 21st consecutive win over Princeton

PRINCETON -- Daniel Barrow's tranquil demeanor settled down a Rosewood football team ready to push the panic button at halftime. Tied at 14-14 with archrival Princeton? "It shouldn't be this" quipped the Eagles' players as they flocked to the locker...

James Kenan dumps Wallace-Rose Hill in Super Six tilt

TEACHEY -- Victory is like fine wine. It's years in the making and moments in the tasting. James Kenan had waited seven long and frustrating years to sample that sweet nectar of triumph against county archrival Wallace-Rose Hill. The Tigers...

North Duplin earns share of Carolina 1-A Conference title

CALYPSO -- Michael Schilling ran for a game-high 152 yards on 29 carries and scored four touchdowns Friday night as the Rebels rolled to a 35-0 win over visiting Spring Creek. The victory secured the Rebels (8-2, 4-1) a share...

North Lenoir slides into playoffs

By KEITH SPENCE Courtesy Kinston Free Press LaGRANGE -- Two out of three may not have been bad for Meat Loaf, but for the North Lenoir Hawks it meant the end of their season. Or did it? Needing victories in...

North Pitt avoids finishing in EPC cellar at Goldsboro's expense

Denied a Senior Night victory two weeks ago, North Pitt spoiled Goldsboro High's season-ending Senior Night celebration and escaped the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference football cellar. The Panthers claimed a 25-24 victory in overtime and concluded the year 1-4...

Eastern Wayne emerges ECC JV champion

Hassan Best and Danny Smith each rushed for more than 100 yards and Eastern Wayne claimed the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference junior varsity football title outright in thrilling fashion at Little Big Horn. Best collected three second-half touchdowns as...

Local golfers compete in NCHSAA golf championships

BUIES CREEK -- Seven Wayne County golfers took part in the two-day, N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A/3-A women's golf championships this past week. Charles B. Aycock senior Kelli Forbis ended up ninth overall and carded a 36-hole total...

Friday, November 3, 2006

Union Pines ends C.B. Aycock's 3-A title bid

CAMERON -- State-ranked Union Pines collected two key doubles points and dethroned C.B. Aycock -- the reigning N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A eastern regional champion -- by a 6-3 count Thursday afternoon. Union Pines, rated No. 3 in...

Goldsboro JVs hammer North Pitt; Young paces Golden Falcons

BETHEL -- Dustin Uzzardo threw two touchdown passes and A.J. Parker eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season in Goldsboro's 44-6 thrashing of Eastern Plains 2-A Conference rival North Pitt. Uzzardo completed 10 of 16 passes for 152 yards...

Friday night forecast ... Will Rosewood make it 21 in a row?

It's not easy to beat an opponent 20 straight times. Just ask the Rosewood Eagles, who are hoping to make it 21 a row tonight against archrival Princeton. The Bulldogs haven't tasted victory against the Eagles since the mid-1980s. And...

Trojans' Mitchell, Luft receive all-CVAC recognition

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Mount Olive senior Anna-Marie Luft and junior Sam Mitchell were both selected to the first team as the 2006 All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Volleyball Team was announced during award ceremonies at the 2006 CVAC Volleyball Tournament, hosted by...

Busch, Luft on all-time CVAC volleyball team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Mount Olive College alum Heidi Busch and current senior Anna-Marie Luft were named to the All-Time Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Volleyball Team, it was announced Thursday during awards ceremonies at the 2006 CVAC Volleyball Tournament. Busch and Luft...

Thursday, November 2, 2006

It's Rivalry Week

"Rivalry Week" is upon us. Games take on a different meaning, but the teams involved don't play for nifty prizes like the Little Brown Jug, Paul Bunyan's axe, the Oaken Bucket or the Apple Cup. They play for pride and...

C.B. Aycock thrashes Bartlett-Yancey in men's soccer playoffs

PIKEVILLE -- Bartlett-Yancey men's soccer coach Lynn Massey admitted he had a limited scouting report about Charles B. Aycock heading into Wednesday evening's first-round playoff match. Massey knew about the Golden Falcons' scoring ability on set pieces, particularly throw-ins. However,...

Spring Creek continues re-writing men's soccer record books

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek continues re-writing its men's soccer history books. The Gators defeated Raleigh Charter 2-0 and earned the program's first-ever postseason victory on Wednesday evening. Spring Creek (13-2) entertains N.C. School of Science and Math in a...

MOC spikers like underdog role

After going into the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Volleyball Tournament as one of the top two seeds in each of the last four years, including the No. 1 seed last year, Mount Olive enters this year's tournament as one of the...

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

CBA netters reach East 3-A regional final

MOUNT OLIVE -- Courtney Barnes is not a gambler in tight, close matches. She prefers a passive style, and favors banging balls back and forth until her opponent makes a mistake. But Eastern Wayne's Elizabeth Borden stubbornly refused to succumb...

Forbis ends up 9th overall in 1A/2A/3A women's golf championship

BUIES CREEK -- Charles B. Aycock senior Kelli Forbis ended up ninth overall in the two-day, N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A/3-A women's golf championships. Forbis carded a 36-hole total of 83-87--170. Overall, Forbis and Golden Falcon teammate Brooke...

Local digest

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Betty Holloway prevailed in Beat-the-pro gram during weekly play at Walnut Creek CC. Brooke Eason took low gross, while Linda Cannon won low net. Sue Wilson emerged the low putts winner. Middle schools Norwayne volleyball d....

Four Trojans earn all-CVAC recognition

Mount Olive College defender Kirsten White was named Freshman of the Year and was one of four Trojans selected to the 2006 All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's soccer team. White and forward Kate Painter were named to the first team, while...

MOC represented on men's all-CVAC team

Mount Olive placed three players on the 2006 All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's soccer team. Midfielder Chris Jasso was named to the second team, while defender Charles Williams and goalkeeper Chase Smith earned honorable mention. Jasso, a senior from Winston-Salem, is...