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Sunday, December 31, 2006

High School hoops: Goldsboro finishes 0-2 at Glaxo

RALEIGH -- The Goldsboro Cougars spent their two games in the Glaxo-SmithKline Invitational trying to dig themselves out of holes for victories. Unfortunately, their efforts came up short both times. Against the Knightdale Knights, the Cougars once again dug themselves...

College basketball: Lady Trojans nipped by Saint Aug's

MOUNT OLIVE -- Tomeka Prichard and Keona Corley rallied Mount Olive from an early double-digit deficit, but LaConya Polk's free throw with 1.4 seconds left snapped the home team's three-game winning streak as Saint Augustine's nipped the Trojans 65-64 on...

College basketball: Trojans win two in Pembroke

PEMBROKE -- Brandon Streeter came off the bench to record his second double-double in as many games with 19 points and 12 rebounds as Mount Olive defeated Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) 78-63 in the UNC Pembroke Classic on Saturday. The win...

Friday, December 29, 2006

Gamble pays off

RALEIGH -- The Glaxo-SmithKline Invitational has had its share of big name players over the years. NBA stars like Penny Hardaway, Tim Thomas, Travis Best, Allan Houston, Chris Duhon, Shawn Bradley, Jerry Stackhouse and Phil Ford, to name a few,...

Local digest

Varsity boys Princeton falls in championship game ROBERSONVILLE -- The Princeton Bulldogs fell to the 10-1 Roanoke Redskins 75-52 in the championship game of the Roanoke Holiday Tournament on Thursday night. Daniel Jarrell scored 12 points to lead Princeton and...

Mount Olive tries to make it four in a row

The last two times the Mount Olive women's basketball team has played the same team in back-to-back games, the Trojans have swept the series. The Trojans are one win away from making it three consecutive sweeps. Mount Olive returns to...

Trojans return to action after long layoff

After going more than three weeks since its last game, the Mount Olive men's basketball team begins a stretch of four games in six days, beginning this weekend at the UNC Pembroke Classic at Pembroke. The Trojans take on Chowan...

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Cougars mean business

The Goldsboro Cougars will again have the opportunity to see how they measure up against some of the top teams -- and players -- in the 35th annual Glaxo-SmithKline Invitational held today and Friday at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. It's...

Local Roundup

Despite going scoreless in the first quarter, Spring Creek made a late run to force overtime, but came up short, falling at James Kenan on Wednesday 61-58. Desmond Raiford led the Gators with 23 points and 16 rebounds while Josh...

MOC baseball ranked Number 20

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive is ranked No. 20 in the 2007 Collegiate Baseball Division II Preseason Top 40 Poll, it was announced by Collegiate Baseball Magazine. The national ranking is the Trojans' highest since peaking at No. 15 in...

Friday, December 22, 2006

Cougar boys get defensive; girls collect first win of season

Goldsboro coach Randy Jordan just shook his head in amazement while staring at the score book from Thursday night's 60-35 non-conference victory against Smithfield-Selma. Jordan's Cougars had just held the Spartans to four total field goals and 10 points in...

Rosewood grapplers sweep tri-match

Jim Bish didn't want the forfeit. Before Rosewood took the mat against North Johnston on Thursday evening, Bish walked over to head coach Bill Edmundson and asked to move up to 125 pounds. Edmundson obliged and inserted Dusten Patterson into...

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Greene Central at Aycock - Turning it around

PIKEVILLE -- A month ago, the Charles B. Aycock girl's basketball team had dropped seven straight games to open the season. They were a team playing without any confidence. The Golden Falcons team that took the floor Wednesday night had...

Spring Creek crushes East Duplin

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Four starters mixed in among nine, fresh new faces hasn't slowed down Spring Creek's wrestling team this season. The Gators, in fact, are off to a record-setting start. They improved to a program-best 5-1 overall with a...

Local digest

PRINCETON -- Ryan Daughtry scored 21 points to lead Princeton to a 58-38 victory over Hobbton in non-conference action Wednesday night. Josh Holmes added 14 points and Daniel Gerrell scored nine while pulling down nine rebounds for the Bulldogs. Princeton...

Rosewood wrestlers thump archrival Princeton

Rosewood began defense of its Class 1-A Carolina/Tar-Roanoke Athletic/Albemarle Conference regular-season championship with a 63-15 conquest of border rival Princeton on Tuesday evening. The Eagles (3-1) collected seven pins and 11 individual victories overall. First-year grapplers Richie Pelt (145 pounds),...

What's happening

Adult Church League basketball Any church interested in playing adult league church basketball this year please contact Donnie King at 922-3557, Michael King at 922-9020 or Mike Jordan at 921-6131. There will be a mandatory meeting for all teams and...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

ECC wrestling opener: Warrior matmen take advantage of short-handed Saints

DUDLEY -- On paper, the match looked close ... almost even. When archrivals Eastern Wayne and Southern Wayne took the mat Tuesday evening, the outcome resembled nothing comparable to what Warrior head coach Mike Brown anticipated -- a tightly-contested affair....

Cardinals earn non-conference sweep at Warriors' expense

As the Eastern Wayne boys basketball team walked off the court, the frustration could be seen on every player and coach's face. Another game, another close defeat -- this time at home to the Jacksonville Cardinals on Tuesday night, 68-64....

C.B. Aycock begins ECC title defense in dominating fashion

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock opened defense of its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference dual-team championship with a 56-13 dismantling of Wilson Hunt on Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons, who remained unbeaten in three outings, secured falls in six individual...

Nethercutt's jumper lifts Princeton past Midway

PRINCETON -- Adam Nethercutt buried the game-winning jumper with 1.5 seconds left as Princeton nipped Midway 55-53 in non-conference play Tuesday evening. Nethercutt finished with seven points for the Bulldogs, who improved to 7-4 overall heading into today's home game...

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Johnny Narron named manager of Brewers affiliate

The Milwaukee Brewers named Johnny Narron manager of their Pioneer League team in Helena (Mont.) on Friday. Narron, a Goldsboro native and the brother of Cincinnati Reds manager Jerry Narron, served as the advanced rookie league team's hitting instructor this...

Local digest

NEWTON GROVE -- Spring Creek shot just 6 of 24 from the foul line in falling to Hobbton 47-46, Monday night in non-conference action. Josh Wright scored 15 points to lead the Gators while David Harris added 10. The loss...

WRAL Invitational wrap-up

RALEIGH -- Three county wrestlers emerged runner-up in their respective weight classes during the prestigious WRAL Invitational contested Saturday at Athens Drive High School. Southern Wayne senior Doogie Niemond (112 pounds), Eastern Wayne's Detori Mitchell (140) and Charles B. Aycock...

Monday, December 18, 2006

Local Sports Roundup

Varsity Girls Rosewood suffers loss to Midway Courtney Hill's 27 points weren't enough as Rosewood fall to visiting Midway 49-48, Friday night in non-conference action. "Courtney Hill played an awesome game," said Rosewood coach Debbie Bailey. "We just could not...

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Mission accomplished: Goldsboro boys go 6-0 vs. county foes

DUDLEY -- An elephant never forgets. Troubled by three losses against county opposition last season, the Goldsboro High men's basketball team has spent the non-conference portion its 2006-2007 campaign exacting revenge. Consider the mission complete. The Cougars converted a season-high...

Faith Christian splits with Falls Road varsities

Bigger is better. At least that was the case Friday night for Faith Christian. The Conquerors' big men abused a smaller Falls Road squad for easy baskets in a 78-68, Class 2-A N.C. Christian Schools Association Coastal Region game. Faith...

Wayne Christian picks up road win in CCC play

FAYETTEVILLE -- T.A. Brannan and Eric Williams each posted a double-double as Wayne Christian hammered Northwood Temple 70-34 on the Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference scene Friday. Brannan recorded 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Williams provided 11 points and...

Moore, Robich spearhead MOC road victory

RALEIGH -- Freshman Helen Moore matched her career high with 20 points and Britney Robich pumped in a career-best 19 points in Mount Olive College's come-from-behind, 68-60 victory over St. Augustine's College on Saturday afternoon. Robich, a sophomore from Rockingham...

Trojans' Jacobs earns another postseason honor

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College midfielder April Jacobs has been selected a third-team member for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-South Region in women's soccer. A junior from Fayetteville, Jacobs is majoring in is majoring in...

Friday, December 15, 2006

Local digest

Aycock's Lee scores 23 overtime road victory RED OAK -- Jazzmine Lee pumped in a season-high 23 points and Charles B. Aycock escaped Northern Nash 53-46 in overtime on Thursday evening. Nikki Battle forced overtime with a game-tying 3-pointer with...

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Gators bite Tigers

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek took full advantage of playing a James Kenan squad that had been together for less than a week, beating the Tigers on Wednesday night 60-52. With 13 of Kenan's 15 players playing for the football...

Hill signs with UNC Pembroke

Courtney Hill's dream to play college softball is no longer a fantasy. The Rosewood High senior turned her aspirations into reality late last week. A three-sport letter winner at the Class 1-A Carolina Conference school, Hill officially signed a national...

High School Roundup

NEWTON GROVE -- Rosewood fell behind 20-11 at halftime and fell to Hobbton 51-38 in non-conference play Wednesday night. Joey Boyette scored 16 points to lead the Eagles while Holt Rains added eight. The loss drops Rosewood to 1-5 who...

MOC catcher with Mariners

MOC Sports Information Former Mount Olive College catcher Craig Hurba is now with the Seattle Mariners organization after the Mariners purchased his contract from the Kansas City T-Bones of the independent Northern League. Hurba has spent the past three years...

Current Briefs file (No Drag-n-drop please)

What's happening UPWARD basketball The First Penecostal Holiness Church in Goldsboro has pre-registration for UPWARD basketball until Dec. 13. The registration fee is $55, which includes a complete uniform. The registration fee after Dec. 13 is $65 and the...

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

County rivalry: Goldsboro boys, Eastern Wayne girls complete regular-season sweep

Goldsboro coach Randy Jordan told his team this game against Eastern Wayne was like a heavyweight championship bout, with both teams throwing their best punches. In the end, it was the Cougars and Eric McLean who delivered the knockout blow...

Eastern Wayne matmen edge Rosewood

The chess game started once the weigh-ins began Tuesday evening. Absences in two weight classes and wrestlers not making their designated weight forced Rosewood coach Bill Edmundson to "bump" his lineup. Eastern Wayne coach Mike Brown, who expectedly a tightly-contested...

Local digest

Sasser, Sladick lead Faith Christian FAYETTEVILLE -- T.J. Sasser and Aaron Sladick collected 15 points apiece, and led Faith Christian past Berean Christian 64-48 in a Class 2-A N.C. Christian Schools Association Coastal Region contest Tuesday evening. Sasser shot 100...

Goldsboro's Johnson selected to officiate Shrine Bowl

Jerry Johnson, a long-time official in Goldsboro and surrounding areas, has been selected to work the 70th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas football contest. The game, which pits the top high school players from North and South Carolina, is...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Golden Falcons defend title

Four Wayne County wrestling teams finished among the top seven in the 11th annual Eagle Invitational contested Saturday at Rosewood. Charles B. Aycock pulled away in the championship round and collected 156.75 points en route to its third consecutive tournament...

Former Rosewood stars help Guilford College

GREENSBORO -- A trio of former Rosewood High standouts, now all teammates at Guilford College, helped the Division III program record its second consecutive non-losing season. Junior Troy Smith (5-foot-11, 255 pounds) played exclusively on special teams and played just...

MOC's Jacobs named All-American

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College midfielder April Jacobs has been named to the 2006 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women's Soccer All-America First Team, as selected by Division II sports information directors. Jacobs, who led the nation in assists per...

Goldsboro High athletic awards

Marcus Uzzell, Tiffany Burden, Danielle Irby and Dustin Uzzardo each earned Most Valuable Players in their respective sports during Goldsboro High's fall sports awards ceremony. Uzzell also earned a spot on the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference all-conference team along...

EPC All-Conference awards

SNOW HILL -- Five Goldsboro High football players received either first- or second-team All-Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference honors, while Rhet Potter was named coach of the year in women's volleyball. Hykeen Coley and Andrew Phifer earned first-team nods for...

ECC All-Conference

DUDLEY -- Despite sustaining a season-ending ACL injury, Southern Wayne tailback Anthony Council emerged the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference Player of the Year. Council accumulated 1,557 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns until the injury sidelined him the week of...

C.B. Aycock fall awards

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock recognized six Most Valuable Players and more than 30 athletes received hardware during the fall sports ceremony held recently in the old gymnasium. Raychel Batts (women's tennis), Anna Sullivan (JV volleyball), Kelli Forbis (women's golf),...

Local digest

Vaughn Eason scored 16 points to lead Wayne Country Day to a 48-37 victory over Oakwood. Brandon Davis added 14 points for the Chargers who improved to 4-3 (2-0) on the season. Middle School Norwayne Middle School boys 39, Grantham...

What's happening

UPWARD basketball The First Penecostal Holiness Church in Goldsboro has pre-registration for UPWARD basketball until Dec. 13. The registration fee is $55, which includes a complete uniform. The registration fee after Dec. 13 is $65 and the registration period ends...

Monday, December 11, 2006

Golfer of the Year: Kelli Forbis

There were countless thoughts running through Kelli Forbis' head. She was competing in windy, freezing conditions at the N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A/3-A eastern regional women's golf championship at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course, the same site where her...

Preps: Goldsboro JV boys avenge loss

Tyquan Sprangle led four Goldsboro High players in double figures with 20 points and the Cougars rolled past county rival Charles B. Aycock 85-55 on Friday afternoon. Lawrence Holmes and Donald Lewis each collected 14 points for the Cougars, who...

Sunday, December 10, 2006

State football 1-AA finals: No. 2 Tigers caged

CHAPEL HILL -- Benji Brown almost seemed reluctant to answer the question. Could Brown compare James Kenan to its archrival Wallace-Rose Hill, the team Thomasville beat in the state finals each of the past two seasons? Brown sighed. "We thought...

Prep hoops: Goldsboro, C.B. Aycock split

There wasn't anything artistic about Charles B. Aycock's last-second shot Friday evening. Bridgette Briggs triggered the inbounds pass to Yolanda Pitt, who easily dribbled around one Goldsboro defender at midcourt and took an open lane to the basket. Pitt converted...

Prep hoops: Warriors come up short at North Lenoir

LaGRANGE -- Despite the fatigue of playing its third game in four days, Eastern Wayne still had a chance to pick up a road victory at North Lenoir in the closing seconds Friday evening. "We wanted to make the three,"...

Preps roundup: Brannan leads Eagles to victory

SMITHFIELD -- Wayne Christian jumped out to a 36-20 halftime lead thanks to 13 points each from T.A. Brannan and Shae Glaesman and coasted to a 64-39 conference victory over Johnson Christian. Brannan led the Eagles with 20 points while...

Sunday hunting study presented

A majority of North Carolinians are against allowing hunting on Sunday, while hunters are split on the matter, according to an evaluation presented Wednesday to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Hunting on Sunday is currently against the law in North...

Friday, December 8, 2006

Tennis players of the year: Aycock's Batts-Sodoma a perfect match on the court

PIKEVILLE -- A perfect mix. No other phrase can describe in finer detail the Charles B. Aycock women's tennis duo of Raychel Batts-Lizzie Sodoma, who are the 2006 News-Argus co-players of the year. They're good friends who communicate well and...

1-AA state final: Warsaw community eating, breathing, living James Kenan football

WARSAW -- As Ronnie Batts climbed into his middle teen-age years, he could remember choosing to stay at home on Friday nights instead of attending a James Kenan football game. Batts was a seventh-grader when the Tigers won their only...

Tiger defense faces toughest challenge of season

WARSAW -- Ken Avent Jr. recants the first day when he met James Kenan's senior football players. He asked them about their goals and every player answered with the same reply -- win a state championship. Now the Tigers have...

Experience is key for two-time defending champ Thomasville

THOMASVILLE -- Experience. It's the key intangible Thomasville has heading into Saturday afternoon's game against James Kenan. A large senior group played key roles as sophomores and juniors on the Bulldogs' title teams in 2004 and 05. This is their...

Aycock grapplers pummel Northern Nash

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock grapplers posted eight falls in 12 contested matches and dismantled Northern Nash 67-12 in non-conference action Thursday evening. The Golden Falcons, ranked No. 1 in the Takedown Report, improved to 2-0 overall and seized their...

Local digest

Rosewood matmen tune up for Eagle Invitational with victory over Greene Central SNOW HILL -- The Rosewood High wrestling team emerged victorious in13 of 14 contested matches and dumped Greene Central 78-6 in non-conference play. The Eagles recorded 12 falls...

Thursday, December 7, 2006

News-Argus Volleyball Player of the Year: Anna Wilkins

A four-year varsity letterwinner, Anna Wilkins felt confident Eastern Wayne would excel on the volleyball court this season. A sleepover at her house helped prove her theory. "Everybody came," laughed Wilkins, who recalled previous get-togethers which ended in disappointing...

C.B. Aycock girls snap seven-game skid

PIKEVILLE -- As the final buzzer sounded, a Charles B. Aycock fan screamed out "it's about time," echoing the sentiments from all the members of the Falcons' team. The Aycock girls had just picked up win No. 1 of the...

Warriors' Chenier, Robinson emerge double winners

Eastern Wayne's Mason Chenier and Xander Robinson emerged double winners in an eight-team boys' swim meet contested Tuesday evening at the Family Y pool. Chenier touched the wall first in the 50 free (22.99 seconds) and 100 free (51.22). Robinson...

Local digest

Ridgecroft egdes WCDS on last-second shot AHOSKIE -- Ridgecroft's basket with five seconds remaining gave the Rams a 62-61 victory over Wayne Country Day on Wednesday night in non-conference play. The Chargers, out of timeouts, raced up the court for...

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Soccer Player of the Year: Eastern Wayne's Dustin Smith

The best players aren't always the most vocal, they instead let their play do the talking. That's the way Eastern Wayne senior midfielder Dustin Smith played and taught the game en route to becoming the 2006 News-Argus Soccer Player of...

Crosstown clash: Goldsboro boys, Eastern Wayne girls prevail

Victories against county rival Goldsboro haven't come easy for Eastern Wayne's varsity girls basketball team in recent years. Warriors head coach Brent Holland hopes his team started a new trend Tuesday evening. Junior forward Brittanni Billups provided a triple-double, which...

Union varsities sweep Rosewood

When a team is held to only one field goal over the final 11 minutes of the game, they usually have a tough time winning. That was the case for the Union Spartans who, instead of making field goals, made...

Warrior grapplers pummel South Lenoir

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Eastern Wayne triumphed in 10 of 12 contested matches and seized 13 individual victories overall in a 75-6, non-conference thrashing of South Lenoir at Spring Creek. The Warriors remained unbeaten in two dual-team outings and return to...

Coffield, Easley hit long-range bombs at FMU

FLORENCE, S.C. -- It's official, Elton Coffield is no longer a starter. And he couldn't be happier. Coffield and Kendrick Easley combined for 11 of Mount Olive's season-high 13 three-pointers as the Trojans defeated Francis Marion 89-74 in non-conference men's...

Prichard, Trojan women pick up road victory

MURFREESBORO -- Tomeka Prichard hit 4-of-7 three-pointers and led four players in double figures with 14 points as Mount Olive held off Chowan 65-52 in non-conference women's basketball Tuesday. The Trojans shot 55.6 percent from the field and withstood a...

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

2006 News-Argus Female CC Runner of the Year - Jennifer Price

A top-10 finish at the state meet. Winner of the Wayne County Cross Country Championships. A school-record course time. Now, the 2006 News-Argus Female Cross Country Runner of the Year. The list of accomplishments for Wayne Christian cross country runner...

Kenan ready for title game

RALEIGH -- Charlie Adams sat quietly at the head table and scanned the faces attending Monday's annual N.C. High School Athletic Association football championship press conference. Adams, the NCHSAA Executive Director, saw numerous familiar faces. He also acknowledged those teams...

Golden Falcons defend title

PINETOPS -- More than 20 wrestlers from area schools earned individual medals and Charles B. Aycock successfully defended its team championship during the Pierce-Davis Memorial Invitational XV contested Saturday at SouthWest Edgecombe High School. Seven grapplers seized gold medals --...

Local digest

C.B. Aycock came up just short in a overtime loss to North Lenoir, 71-68 last Friday evening. Jazzmine Lee poured in a team-high 25 points while Chantel Gaines added 19 for the Golden Falcons. North Lenoir was led by Carla...

MOC roundup

Mount Olive looks for its first road win of the season as the Trojans travel to Florence, S.C., tonight to take on Francis Marion in non-conference men's basketball action. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. A live Audio Webcast of the game...

Monday, December 4, 2006

Local digest

JV Boys Southern Wayne slip by Goldsboro Javarus McMillen and Rashad Hill both scored 14 points to lead Southern Wayne to a 68-57 victory over Goldsboro, Friday evening. Dallas Sutton contribute 11 and Monterio Brewington had 10 points for the...

2006 News-Argus Boys CC Runner of the Year

CALYPSO -- Not long ago, Justin Hicks wasn't even the best runner on his own team. He wasn't even close. Now, he's the Carolina Conference's top cross country runner and among the best in the state. He's also the 2006...

Sunday, December 3, 2006

East 1-AA Champs: James Kenan headed to state finals

WARSAW -- Jamian Smith knows about the lore surrounding the James Kenan football program. He's had a long list of cousins wear the black and gold and succeed on various levels, but none have played for a state championship. Until...

Elkin defeats North Duplin in 1-A western final

From staff reports ELKIN -- Defending state champion Elkin forced four turnovers and eased past North Duplin 21-6 in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A (small-school) western regional final Friday evening. Dustin Miles rushed for a game-high 149...

Goldsboro's Joyner, Kornegay surpass 1,000-point plateau

Teammates can bring out the best in great players and likewise, great players can bring out the best in their teammates. For seniors Daquan Joyner and Tim Kornegay, their teammates played an important role in helping them to two major...

Hawks offense balanced in non-conference win over C.B. Aycock

LaGRANGE -- North Lenoir's Marquez Powell led a balanced offensive attack with 12 points in the Hawks' 65-37, non-conference victory over Charles B. Aycock at Wooten Gymnasium. Parris Lee complemented Powell with a 10-point effort. Teammates Dusty Davis and Joe...

CVAC doubleheader: Mount Olive sweeps Limestone

MOUNT OLIVE -- Keona Corley came within one assist of a triple-double with 11 points, 11 steals and nine assists as Mount Olive rallied from an early seven-point deficit to defeat Limestone 72-53 in a Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's basketball...

Friday, December 1, 2006

Mount Olive men snap two-game skid

MOUNT OLIVE -- Bill Clingan doesn't like all these early season conference games, but what the coach did like was his team's performance Thursday night at Kornegay Arena. The Trojans held St. Andrews to zero field goals during an 81/2-minute...

Prichard tallies 19 points in Trojans' loss

MOUNT OLIVE -- Tomeka Prichard scored 13 of her game-high 19 points in the second half for Mount Olive, but it wasn't enough as the Trojans fell to St. Andrews 58-53 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's basketball Thursday at Kornegay...

Local digest

Big Wynn for Wayne Country Day Wayne Country Day erupted for 29 fourth-quarter points and turned back Harrells Christian 64-54 in a non-conference, varsity boys basketball contest Thursday evening. Floronta Wynn notched a double-double -- 31 points, 12 rebounds --...

Former Aycock standout has the spirit at ECU

GREENVILLE -- Following her dreams is what brought Tara Sutherland from cheering on the pee-wee football fields to the sidelines of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at East Carolina University. A 2004 honor graduate of Charles B. Aycock, Sutherland began cheering at the...