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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Trojan women picked 5th in CVAC golf poll

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive has been picked fifth in the 2007 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Preseason Women's Golf Poll, as voted on by the CVAC coaches. Kate Somek and Kristin Moberg have been selected among CVAC preseason "Players to Watch."...

Not in our house: Eastern Wayne girls pummel Hunt

There hasn't been much of a homecourt advantage for the Eastern Wayne Lady Warriors this season. A week ago, Eastern Wayne was stunned by Charles B. Aycock, losing by 19 points -- dropping their home mark to 3-5. On Tuesday...

C.B. Aycock matmen prevail in ECC showdown

One individual match didn't decide the overall outcome between county wrestling archrivals Charles B. Aycock and Eastern Wayne on Tuesday evening, but it certainly set the tone. And quickly deflated the Warriors. The Golden Falcons' Josh Grimes, a first-year starter,...

Spring Creek boys upset Ayden-Grifton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Desmund Raiford posted a double-double -- 22 points, 11 rebounds -- and Spring Creek upset Ayden-Grifton 75-67 in Class 1-A Carolina Conference play. The Gators (6-11 overall) beat the Chargers for the first time in Sonny Kilpatrick's...

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Southern Wayne retires Warren's number

Greg Warren shook hands, exchanged hugs, signed autographs, posed for pictures and sported his Super Bowl championship ring. Such is the life of an NFL player. But Friday evening's return to his alma mater, Southern Wayne, left the soft-spoken and...

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Wayne Christian's three leading scorers shot a blistering 17 for 22 from the floor in leading the Eagles to a 62-38 win over Bethel Christian on Monday night. T.A. Brannan led WCS with 19 points while Nick Woods tallied 12...

Mount Olive College women fall

MOUNT OLIVE -- Daily women's basketball practices at Mount Olive College have included a steady diet of free throw shooting. The Trojans starved Monday evening. An 8 of 24 shooting effort, coupled with 37 turnovers, proved crucial in an 81-75...

Mount Olive outscores Pfeiffer

MOUNT OLIVE -- Meet the challenge. Don't relax for a second. Play consistent in transition. Crash the boards. It's a formula veteran Mount Olive men's basketball coach Bill Clingan uses just about every game. But those points of emphasis became...

Tuesday preps outlook

The showdown is tonight. County wrestling archrivals Charles B. Aycock and Eastern Wayne, each unbeaten in conference play this season, meet at 7 p.m. at New Hope. Not only is the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference regular-season title on the...

Monday, January 29, 2007

On a roll: North Duplin boys claim 2nd straight win

CALYPSO -- Another streak ends. The North Duplin boys' basketball team, coming off its first road win of the season last Tuesday, finally scratched in the victory column at home Friday evening. Chris Graham led three Rebels in double figures...

Volleyball: Trojan men sweep weekend tournament at Villa Julie

Mount Olive won all three of its matches without dropping a game as the Trojans posted a 3-0 record at the Villa Julie College men's volleyball quad meet on Saturday at Baltimore, Md. Mount Olive (5-1) opened with a 30-17,...

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Prep hoops: Eastern Wayne sweeps Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Don't quit playing. During every stoppage in action, Eastern Wayne men's basketball coach Marvin Bowman offered that advice. And his players, eager to avenge a loss to their archrival, listened. The Warriors kept their poise and executed their...

Prep hoops: Shorthanded Cougars stun Lady Vikings

The Goldsboro Lady Cougars have known from day one that they'd be shorthanded this year. On Friday night, that depth took another hit a forward Millicent Kornegay missed the game due to a death in the family -- forcing the...

Jerry Narron will speak at Wayne Hot Stove banquet

Cincinnati Reds manager Jerry Narron is the guest speaker for the inaugural Wayne County Hot Stove League Banquet, scheduled for Thursday at the Eastern Carolina Athletic Park. Tickets remain available and can be purchased for $25. "We're honored to have...

Goldsboro native McClary named All-American

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Goldsboro native and Elizabeth City State University offensive lineman Ronnie McClary has been named to the prestigious 2006 SBN Sports Black College All-American football team. McClary is just the third player in Elizabeth City State history, and...

College hoops: Mount Olive tops Limestone

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- The Limestone College men's basketball team saw its eight-game win streak come to an end with a 78-73 loss to Mount Olive on Saturday night at the Timken Center. Limestone falls to 8-3 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference...

Preps roundup: Gators get revenge against Princeton

PRINCETON -- No conservative fourth-quarter play. Not this time. Haunted by a fourth-quarter loss to Princeton three weeks ago, Spring Creek turned that misfortune in its favor Friday evening. The Gators outscored the Bulldogs 19-4 in the final eight minutes...

Wrestling: EW's Johnson get 100th win

Brandon Johnson picked up his 100th career victory and Tyler Wicks posted a 1-1 record after a two-month absence during Eastern Wayne's non-conference wrestling tri-match Friday evening. The Warriors (15-4 overall) hammered short-handed Triton 76-6 and turned back J.H. Rose...

Wrestling: C.B. Aycock routs Fike on Senior Night

PIKEVILLE -- Focused with more intensity. After wrestling a flat match against county rival 24 hours earlier, Charles B. Aycock celebrated Senior Night in dominating fashion Friday evening. The Golden Falcons seized seven of nine individual contested bouts and pummeled...

Wrestling: Rosewood turns out the lights on Darkhorses

CLINTON -- Rosewood triumphed in eight of 11 individual contested matches and captured a 59-21, non-conference decision over Clinton on Friday evening. But the final score wasn't indicative of the overall match. The Darkhorses emerged victorious in three of the...

Friday, January 26, 2007

ECC wrestling: C.B. Aycock survives flat effort

PIKEVILLE -- The casual observer, upon viewing the final score, might think Charles B. Aycock easily dismantled county rival Southern Wayne on the wrestling mat Thursday evening. Think again. The short-handed Saints had four individual winners and nearly out-pointed the...

Second-half conference play begins for area hoops teams tonight

A county rivalry highlights tonight's slate of high school basketball games in the News-Argus coverage area, and tips off second-half play in conference action. Eastern Wayne is the guest of Southern Wayne on the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference scene....

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Rosewood matmen seize two non-conference victories WILSON -- Rosewood notched seven falls and one technical fall during a non-conference, tri-match sweep of Nash Central and host Wilson Beddingfield on Thursday evening. The Eagles (27-7 overall) managed just three individual victories...

Hope springs eternal for Mount Olive teams

MOUNT OLIVE -- Punxsutawney Phil, the fabled groundhog who predicts winter's longevity or early departure, won't ascend from his warm burrow at Gobbler's Knob until late next week. Should the furry creature see his shadow, there will be six more...

Trojan men outside looking in at East Region poll

Finding itself on the outside looking in on this year's first NCAA II East Region rankings, Mount Olive is almost in a must-win situation Saturday on the road. And the Trojans will be facing perhaps the hottest team in the...

Trojan women resume CVAC play at Limestone

After a non-conference win earlier in the week, the Mount Olive women's basketball team resumes conference play Saturday as the Trojans travel to Gaffney, S.C., to take on Limestone in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference action. Tip-off is 5:30 p.m. A live...

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Clyde King honored

WILSON -- Former big league player and manager Clyde King was honored Monday night at a banquet held annually by the Hot Stove League of Wilson to support the North Carolina Baseball Museum. About 650 people attended. After a dozen...

Mount Olive College Tennis Preview

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive has been picked third in the 2007 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Preseason Women's Tennis Poll, as voted on by the CVAC coaches. Carol Aro and Lauren Harris were selected among CVAC Preseason "Players to Watch." Aro,...

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AYDEN -- After jumping out to a 6-0 lead, little went right for the Princeton Bulldogs as they fell to Ayden-Grifton 74-54 in Carolina Conference action Wednesday night. Daniel Gerrell scored 24 points while shooting a blistering 11 of 14...

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Rebel uprising: North Duplin boys end 10-game skid

Mired in a 10-game slump and haunted by single-digit losses during the last month, North Duplin's boys finally erased that nagging goose egg in the win column Tuesday evening. Put a "1" there now. The Rebels fashioned a game-ending 6-0...

Aycock girls stun Warriors

Charles B. Aycock is showing the teams in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference that if you don't take the Golden Falcons seriously, you will get beat. Aycock jumped out to a 30-6 halftime lead and coasted to a 53-34 victory...

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Goldsboro girls pick up first EPC 2-A win of season BETHEL -- Kianna Williams delivered a 17-point, five-assist outing in Goldsboro High's 54-33 trouncing of North Pitt in Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference action Tuesday evening. The Cougars (3-15 overall)...

Corley breaks own assists record ... again

MOUNT OLIVE -- For the second time in 10 days, Keona Corley broke her own school single-game assists record, dishing out 15 assists to lead Mount Olive to a 72-62 victory over District of Columbia in non-conference NCAA Division II...

Corley among nation's leaders in assists, steals

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College junior Keona Corley, who has led the nation in steals in each of the last two weeks, ranks among the top five in the nation in both steals and assists in this week's NCAA...

Rouse listed in weekly Division II stats

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College senior Elijah Rouse ranks among the nation's leaders in four different categories in this week's NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Statistics Report. As a team, the Trojans are nationally ranked in five categories, including...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Southern Wayne graduate named Campbell's head baseball coach

Chip Smith has resigned as head baseball coach at Campbell University, Director of Athletics Stan Williamson announced. Smith, who guided the Fighting Camels for 11 seasons, plans to enter the business field. Southern Wayne graduate Chris Wiley will serve as...

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Spring Creek's home basketball games versus North Johnston have been postponed. A makeup date has not yet been scheduled. Correction Goldsboro will be at North Pitt tonight. Sunday's edition incorrectly stated Goldsboro was at home. Middle Schools Wayne Christian School...

Monday, January 22, 2007

Falcons fall in Firebird Title match

STANHOPE -- For two-plus seasons, eastern North Carolina teams have failed to reveal the chink in Charles B. Aycock's wrestling armor during regular-season, dual-team competition. Perennial Class 4-A power Cary discovered the flaw Saturday afternoon. The Imps prevailed in eight...

Three Eastern Wayne grapplers unbeaten

HAVELOCK -- Three Eastern Wayne grapplers posted unbeaten records during the Ram Challenge wrestled Saturday at Havelock, and the Warriors collected three dual-team victories overall. Chris Tesar and Detori Mitchell ended the day with five individual victories apiece, while fellow...

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Wayne Christian fought to within four with a minute to play, but Grace Christian made its foul shots down the stretch to defeat the homestanding Eagles 74-66 T.A. Brannan had a strong game for WCS, scoring 18 points and grabbing...

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Dobbin honors promise of avoiding foul trouble

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock's Jasmine Dobbin told her coach, Carrie Reynell, that she was not going to foul out for the fourth straight game and she was going to be more assertive on offense. Dobbin's prediction became reality as...

Goldsboro boys endure another fourth-quarter collapse

SNOW HILL -- No killer instinct. Lack of mental toughness. Missing maturity. Goldsboro High head men's basketball coach Randy Jordan spouted all those characteristics, which are synonymous with veteran teams. But those traits are missing from his 12-player varsity squad...

Rosewood matmen dump Louisburg

A six-day layoff due to first-semester exams didn't seem to bother Rosewood's wrestling team Friday evening. The Eagles prevailed in eight of 11 contested matches and turned back league rival Louisburg 45-24. The match did not count toward the Class...

Raiford, Williams spearhead Gators' victory on Carolina 1-A Conference scene

CALYPSO -- Desmund Raiford and Dekevius Williams combined to shoot better than 50 percent from the floor in Spring Creek's 75-46 conquest of archrival North Duplin. Raiford tallied a game-high 13 points on 6 of 13 shooting from the floor...

Mount Olive splits CVAC doubleheader at Anderson

ANDERSON, S.C. -- With one day to regroup from a disappointing overtime loss to its archrival, the Mount Olive College men's basketball team took out its frustrations on Anderson University. Elton Coffield came off the bench and provided a game-high...

Friday, January 19, 2007

Mount Olive falls to Barton in OT

MOUNT OLIVE -- Another classic battle in a storied rivalry between archrivals ended in frustrating fashion -- again -- for Mount Olive College on Thursday evening. Barton College erased a 12-point halftime deficit and claimed an 80-73 overtime victory before...

Barton defeats MOC Women

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Barton College women's basketball team weathered a late second-half rally and drained 10 of 12 free throws in the closing minutes during Thursday's 79-68 victory over archrival Mount Olive College at Kornegay Arena. The Bulldogs (11-3...

Area high school teams return to action

After a four-day break for semester exams, area basketball teams hit the hardwood tonight to let off some steam. Goldsboro High's boys hope to continue climbing the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference ladder after dropping their first two league games....

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Middle schools Mount Olive boys 61, Norwayne 27 -- Octaveous Oats led a trio of Mount Olive players in double-figures with 16 points to lead Mount Olive to the win. Lyndell Wiggins added 14 points and Carlos Council had 11...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

CVAC Archrivals square off tonight

MOUNT OLIVE -- Chris Bartley said it best Monday evening regarding tonight's matchup against archrival Barton College. "The past is the past," the Mount Olive College senior said. Yeah, maybe. But the past between these two archrivals certainly isn't forgotten....

MOC hosts Barton tonight

MOUNT OLIVE -- The theme for this week for the Mount Olive women's basketball team might be "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." The Trojans opened the week against a team they had beaten only once in the past...

Mount Olive strikers set to open season

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College men's volleyball team opens its third season of play in New England this weekend. The Trojans will play Emmanuel (Mass.) College and host Mount Ida College on Saturday, and travel to Rivier (N.H.)...

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WILSON -- Shea Glaesman led a balanced offensive attack with 14 points as Wayne Christian knocked off Community Christian 50-34 in a Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference game Tuesday evening. T.A. Brannan delivered a double-double -- 13 points, 10 rebounds....

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

High School hoops - Chargers roll

If Wayne Country Day boys' basketball coach Mike Ellis could double his allotment of timeouts, he'd gladly exhaust every one of them -- especially when an opposing team makes a run. Luckily for Ellis and his Chargers, he didn't need...

Coach's move wakes up team

Faith Christian reserve big man Blake Plummer launched a deep 3-pointer in the final seconds Tuesday night that missed the rim and ricocheted off the backboard. Plummer ran back down the court with a big smile, gesturing towards the Faith...

NCADA to induct Whitfield

CHAPEL HILL -- Former American Legion Post 11 baseball manager Doyle Whitfield will be inducted into the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame. Joining Whitfield are Harold Robinson of Williamston and Ralph Holloway of Kinston. The trio comprises...

Scoring error alters results

A scoring error has changed the overall outcome of the 2nd annual Battle at Little Big Horn contested Saturday at Eastern Wayne High School. A Northwest Guilford player was overcompensated for a third-place tie in his weight class, and tournament...

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W. Country DayJVs throttles Ridgecroft Cameron Ford led three Wayne Country Day players in double figures with 21 points in a 76-34, non-conference thrashing of Ahoskie Ridgecroft on Tuesday afternoon. "This was our best game of the year, by far,...

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Trojans make it three in a row

MOUNT OLIVE -- With Mount Olive cruising to another double-digit win, the only drama left at Kornegay Arena was whether senior Chris Bartley would make an appearance. Bartley suffered a torn Achilles tendon in October and hadn't even dressed for...

Former GC coach Hart passes away

From staff reports Former Greene Central men's basketball coach Kevin Hart died Sunday from a massive heart attack on his 36th birthday. Hart coached the Rams for two seasons and guided the 2004-05 team to the N.C. High School Athletic...

Warriors enjoy good day in pool

Bailey Upchurch seized a pair of gold medals and helped Eastern Wayne successfully defend its team title in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference Swimming Championships contested at the Goldsboro Family Y pool. Upchurch seized ECC crowns in the 100-yard...

Battle at Little Big Horn recap

Eastern Wayne wrestlers Chris Tesar, Detori Mitchell and Brandon Johnson continued their dominance on the invitational scene during the 2nd annual Battle at Little Big Horn contested on their home mats. Each grappler seized a gold medal in the day-long...

Robich's 3-pointer lifts Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- When you're shooting 1 of 9 from the floor and it seems like nothing wants to drop in the basket, it's easy to pass the ball to a teammate. But Brittney Robich never gave up. Despite the...

Monday, January 15, 2007

C.B. Aycock takes 2nd at TDR Invitational

WILSON -- Nine Charles B. Aycock grapplers finished among the top four in their respective weight classes and the Golden Falcons settled for second place overall during team competition in the 5th annual TDR Invitational contested Saturday at Edgar T....

Rosewood grapplers are champs again

LOUISBURG -- A perfect 10 -- plus one. Rosewood needed a mere 24 hours to wrap up its 11th consecutive regular-season league championship during a two-day, Class 1-A Carolina/Tar-Roanoke/Albemarle/Mid-State Conference dual tournament contested at Louisburg High School. The Eagles fashioned...

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NORLINA -- Wayne Christian routed Norlina Christian 55-15 in a Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference game Saturday afternoon. The Eagles were led by Hope Wright with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Brooke Norris and Shelle Anderson both added nine points...

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The stars come out for annual Whitfield Clinic

When George Whitfield invites his friends over for dinner every January, the names of the people who show up read like a who's-who list. Top college coaches, ex-big league managers, former college and professional sports stars, Hall of Fame broadcasters...

Spring Creek boys collect first Carolina 1-A win of season

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek coach Sonny Kilpatrick feels the best type of game for his team is a helter-skelter, fast-paced contest with balls and players flying all over the court. Kilpatrick got his wish on Friday night as his...

Hunt girls avoid fourth-quarter meltdown, beat Aycock by 10

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock girls' basketball coach Carrie Reynell quickly scanned the shot chart and glanced at the scoreboard as the first half ended Friday evening. "Unbelievable," Reynell said as she headed toward the locker room. The Golden Falcons...

Cowan sparks Eastern Wayne boys to first road win of season

WILSON -- Senior guard D.J. Cowan drilled four 3-pointers and scored 15 points in Eastern Wayne's 63-54 conquest of Wilson Beddingfield in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference play. The Warriors (3-10 overall) snapped a two-game skid and picked up their...

Corley breaks own assist mark, sparks Trojans at home

MOUNT OLIVE -- Keona Corley, who ranks fourth in the nation in assists, broke her own school record with 14 assists and scored 12 points as Mount Olive withstood a late rally to defeat Erskine (S.C.) University 80-71 in Carolinas-Virginia...

Mount Olive freshman spearhead CVAC home win

MOUNT OLIVE -- As conference play is heating up so are the freshmen at Mount Olive College. The Trojan trio of freshmen -- Kendrick Easley, Mike Holloman and Josh Brown -- all started together for the first time and led...

Friday, January 12, 2007

Battle at Little Big Horn: Injury-riddled Warriors hope to defend title

Stout, hard-nosed competition aptly describes the second installment of the Battle at Little Big Horn wrestling invitational, which takes place Saturday at Eastern Wayne. The day-long, 16-team event includes eight dual-team playoff qualifiers from 2006 and nearly 30 grapplers ranked...

Rosewood grapplers seek 10th consecutive regular-season wrestling title

LOUISBURG -- Realignment, along with the surprise addition of N.C. School of Science and Math this season, created quite a stir among the wrestling coaches in the Class 1-A Carolina/Tar-Roanoke/Albemarle Conference this season. The seven-team league spans an incredible 218...

George Whitfield Baseball Clinic: Two-day affair continues to grow

Ask George Whitfield about his baseball clinic and you better have some time on your hands. The Goldsboro native can spin a tale about every coach he's invited to his two-day clinic and every inductee placed into his Hall of...

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Sladick, Sasser lead Faith Christian attack GREENVILLE -- Aaron Sladick poured in a game-high 22 points as Faith Christian hammered Trinity Christian 62-41 in non-region action Thursday evening. T.J. Sasser added 20 points for the Conquerors, who climbed to 12-1...

Trojans, minus Clingan and top point guard, dismantle Coker

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- As if Mount Olive associate head men's basketball coach and expectant father Joey Higginbotham didn't have enough on his mind Thursday, he had to serve as head coach and guide a lineup that was without its starting...

Moore, Prichard pace Trojan women to CVAC road victory

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- The first half was the Helen Moore Show. The second half was the Tomeka Prichard show. The result was a much-needed Mount Olive win. Moore scored all of her 21 points in the first half and Prichard...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Wayne Country Day nips winless North Duplin

Something had to give. Two teams hungry to end frustrating losing streaks staged a nail-biting, non-conference contest Wednesday evening in the Wayne Country Day gymnasium. Ajay Fowler sank two free throws with 14.9 seconds remaining and the Chargers foiled winless...

Princeton will induct five into new Hall of Fame

PRINCETON -- Take a walk along the corridor outside the Princeton High gymnasium the next time you visit the concession stand or head to the restroom. Smiling faces from pictures of previous Bulldog teams, faded from sunlight and time, greet...

Warrior swim teams fair well at meet

Eastern Wayne's Mason Chenier and Melvin Shipman emerged double winners, and Charles B. Aycock's girls dominated the relays in a seven-team meet contested Tuesday evening at the Goldsboro Family Y pool. Chenier, a senior, touched the wall first in the...

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WILSON -- Brian McNair provided the game-winning shot as time expired and Wilson Beddingfield escaped Southern Wayne 59-57 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference action Tuesday evening. McNair finished with 17 points for the Bruins, who erased a 10-point deficit in...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Defending EPC champions continue struggles on hardwood

The Goldsboro Cougars knew as the defending Eastern Plains Conference champion they would have a bull's-eye on their chests this season. Through two conference games, both of their opponents have drilled the mark. Tarboro knocked off Goldsboro on Friday and...

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Aycock's girls snap two-game skid PIKEVILLE -- Jazzmine Lee pumped in a game-high 19 points and Charles B. Aycock snapped a two-game losing streak with a 63-54 victory over Kinston on Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons (6-10 overall) evened their...

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Mount Olive rally falls short

CHARLOTTE -- Mount Olive rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final two minutes, but Queens held on for a 96-91 victory over the Trojans in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference men's basketball Monday. Elton Coffield led four Trojans in double figures...

MOC women lose

CHARLOTTE -- Alisa Jones scored a career-high 23 points, but Mount Olive was unable to overcome a late run as the Trojans fell to Queens 80-73 in Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference women's basketball Monday night. The game saw 11 ties and...

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Middle schools Greenwood boys 41, Brogden 33 -- Adam Hobbs scored 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead Greenwood to the win. Brandon Scott added a near double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds for Greenwood who improved...

Monday, January 8, 2007

Falcons win another Terry Pilkington title

PIKEVILLE -- The Charles B. Aycock wrestling team scratched another goal off its "to-do" list for the 2006-07 season Saturday afternoon. Nine Golden Falcon grapplers posted unbeaten records and C.B. Aycock seized its seventh consecutive Terry Pilkington Memorial Duals championship...

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MONROE -- Faith Christian picked up two victories to capture the Tabernacle Invitational championship this past weekend. On Friday night, the Conquerors knocked off Tabernacle 60-34. T.J. Sasser scored 16 points while Aaron Sladick added 11. On Saturday, Faith Christian...

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Warrior girls, Saints boys claim ECC 3-A openers

The constant clang being heard from the Eastern Wayne gym wasn't any kind of construction going on -- it was free throws bouncing off the rim. The Southern Wayne Lady Saints shot an abysmal 4 of 20 from the foul...

Daughtry's 17-footer lifts Dawgs in closing seconds

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Princeton guard Ryan Daughtry envisions sinking the game-winning jumper every time he practices or just shoots around in his backyard. The clock winds down. Daughtry shakes his defender, gets an open look at the basket and fires....

Sherrod hits 32 points, Tarboro upsets Goldsboro's boys

TARBORO -- Jontae Sherrod blistered the nets for a game-high 32 points and sparked Tarboro High to a 75-67 upset of Goldsboro in the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference opener for both teams Friday evening. The Cougars, the reigning EPC...

Moore's double-double not enough in Trojans' road loss

MOC Sports Information BANNER ELK -- Helen Moore recorded her first collegiate double-double with career highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds, but Mount Olive was unable to overcome an 18-point halftime deficit in a 78-56 loss at Lees-McRae on...

Sarbaugh will return to K-Tribe in 2007

KINSTON -- The Cleveland Indians have announced that Mike Sarbaugh will return as the Manager of the Kinston Indians for the 2007 season. Joining him will be pitching coach Tony Arnold, hitting coach Jon Nunnally, and trainer Chad Wolfe. Sarbaugh,...

Friday, January 5, 2007

Jackson leaves Western Carolina, signs with MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Jenny Jackson, who was named 2006 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year and helped lead Division I Western Carolina to a regular season conference title in its first year of softball, has transfered to Mount Olive, it...

Aycock's Taylor nominated for Old Spice honor

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock senior Dontay Taylor has been nominated as an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year and will be honored in a full-page feature in USA Today in February. Taylor rushed for more than 1,500...

Terry Pilkington Duals: A good cross-section of teams compete in annual event

PIKEVILLE -- A mix of county and regional wrestling teams comprises the Terry Pilkington Memorial Duals, slated for Saturday at Charles B. Aycock High School. The host Golden Falcons are the reigning champions and carry an 11-0 record into the...

Rosewood matmen dominate Bruins, Panthers

KENLY -- First-year starter T.J. Sprinkle led a parade of 10 unbeaten wrestlers as Rosewood dominated a non-conference, tri-meet contested Thursday evening at North Johnston. The Eagles triumphed in 10 of 11 contested individual bouts and pummeled Wilson Beddingfield 67-3....

Trojan women seek CVAC win at Lees-McRae

After splitting four non-conference games, the Mount Olive women's basketball team resumes Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference action Saturday as the Trojans travel to Banner Elk to take on Lees-McRae. Tip-off is 2 p.m. Mount Olive (4-5 overall, 1-2 CVAC) hopes to...

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Lakewood nips Rosewood

Zach Faircloth had scored almost at will for Lakewood -- which was why he found himself triple teamed in the final seconds Wednesday night against Rosewood. Through the chaos, Faircloth spotted a wide open Trey Boone standing under the basket....

Eastern Wayne finishes off Firebirds

Another second-half meltdown? The backcourt tandem of Lamar Davis and Darryl Cowan made sure it didn't happen this time. Cowan pumped in a team-high 19 points and Davis spearheaded a back-breaking, third-quarter run as Eastern Wayne hammered Southern Nash 77-50...

Mount Olive bounces back

INSTITUTE, W. Va. -- Kendrick Easley led four players in double figures with 24 points and Justin Melton hit 4-of-4 free throws in the final 11 seconds to lead Mount Olive to an 81-77 victory over Charleston (W. Va.) in...

Mount Olive falls to Shaw

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive erased a 14-point deficit, but a late 9-0 run gave Shaw the lead for good for a 65-58 victory over the Trojans in non-conference women's basketball Wednesday at Kornegay Arena. Tomeka Prichard, Helen Moore and...

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DUDLEY -- T.J. Davis tallied 17 points to lead Southern Wayne to a 71-53 win over Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday night in non-conference action. Paris Armwood added 14 points and Anthony Vick added 12 for the Saints, who improved to...

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Goldsboro boys avenge Rocky Mount loss

Coming off a pair of disheartening losses in the prestigious Glaxo SmithKline Invitational, Goldsboro High gained some vindication -- and revenge -- Tuesday evening against Rocky Mount. Senior guard Tim Kornegay flirted with career-high numbers and eventually tickled the twine...

Faith Christian splits with Bethel Christian

To the spectators in the stands at Faith Christian, the Conquerors game against Bethel Christian resembled hockey more than basketball. In a game where the officials swallowed their whistles, Faith Christian used a 16-2 run to open the third quarter...

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C.B. Aycock matmen hammer Wilson Beddingfield PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock remained unbeaten in 11 outings with a 77-6 thrashing of Wilson Beddingfield on the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference wrestling scene Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons owned an 18-2...

Mount Olive falls to West Virginia State in OT

INSTITUTE, W. Va. -- Mount Olive led by seven points at halftime, but tournament host West Virginia State rallied for a 94-93 win over the Trojans in the John Dickensheets Classic on Tuesday as Kendrick Easley led four Trojans in...