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By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on January 3, 2007 2:31 PM

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 advantage in takedowns and prevailed in nine of the 10 contested matches.

"There was some concern that the long break would cause us to look a little rusty tonight," said Aycock coach Kevin Smith. "We really won this dual on our feet tonight. We did a super job of securing that initial takedown.

"It's that time of year where we start spending a greater proportion of practice on our feet. It was good to see the added time translate into a solid performance from the neutral position tonight."

Aycock, which collected its 11th consecutive ECC victory, seized a 17-0 lead after the first three individual matches. Nick Bentley (103 pounds) and Josh Pulley (112) each drew a forfeit, while Drake Gurley posted a 21-6 technical fall at 119 pounds.

The Bruins triumphed at 125, but enjoyed little success the remainder of the evening en route to their sixth consecutive ECC defeat.

Ngu Tran (130), Kevin Carmel (135), Ronald Lynn (140) and Bryant Lancaster (145) each notched a first-period fall. Josh Overton picked up a forfeit at 152 and Josh Grimes needed just 59 seconds to pin his opponent.

Steve Bentley (171), Kyle Harmon (189) and heavyweight Khiry Reid each recorded a fall. Jarrett Covar claimed a forfeit at 215.

"We are getting closer and closer to being able to field what we think is our best dual lineup," said Smith. "Hopefully, we will finally get that lineup on the mat by next week. At this point, we just need to get everyone healthy and in great shape for the home stretch of the season."

Aycock returns to action Saturday in the annual Terry Pilkington Duals.

C.B. Aycock 77

Wilson Beddingfield 6

103 -- Nick Bentley (CBA) wbf forfeit; 112 -- Josh Pulley (CBA) by forfeit; 119 -- Drake Gurley (CBA) tech fall A. Botello, 21-6; 125 -- Sherrod (B) wbf Joseph Conner, 1:51; 130 -- Ngu Tran (CBA) wbf Q. Ruffin, 0:32; 135 -- Kevin Carmel (CBA) wbf Jamie Oreana, 1:41; 140 -- Ronald Lynn (CBA) wbf B. Askew, 0:50; 145 -- Bryant Lancaster (CBA) wbf T. Cashion, 0:48; 152 -- Josh Overton (CBA) by forfeit; 160 -- Josh Grimes (CBA) wbf T. Pipkin, 0:59; 171 -- Steve Bentley (CBA) wbf A. Webb, 3:02; 189 -- Kyle Harmon (CBA) wbf S. Lindsey, 0:30; 215 -- Jarrett Covar (CBA) by forfeit; Hwt -- Khiry Reid (CBA) wbf Q. Crawley, 1:00.

Records: C.B. Aycock 11-0, 2-0 Eastern Carolina 3-A.

Next match: Saturday, C.B. Aycock plays host to Terry Pilkington Duals.

Eastern Wayne

hammers Hunt

WILSON -- Despite missing a few starters due to sickness and injury, Eastern Wayne remained unbeaten in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference action with a 60-21 thrashing of Wilson Hunt on Tuesday evening.

The visiting Warriors prevailed in eight of 12 contested matches, and collected forfeits from Foy Coley (215 pounds) and freshman 103-pounder Drew Tesar.

Jordan Harris (119), Grant Nix (125), Chris Tesar (130), T.J. Highsmith (140), Mike Pugh (145), Detori Mitchell (152), Johnathan LeGrone (189) and heavyweight Brandon Johnson each posted a pin.

Eastern Wayne (8-2, 2-0 ECC) entertains South Central on Friday.

Eastern Wayne 60

Wilson Hunt 21

135 -- Lippert (H) wbf James Knight, 3:16; 140 -- T.J. Highsmith (EW) wbf Mooring, 1:41; 145 -- Mike Pugh (EW) wbf Parris, 0:39; 152 -- Detori Mitchell (EW) wbf Coleman, 0:19; 160 -- Morton (H) wbf Jared Humphrey, 1:21; 171 -- Watson (H) dec. Brandon Darby, 9-2; 189 -- Johnathan LeGrone (EW) wbf Aycock, 1:50; 215 -- Foy Coley (EW) by forfeit; Hwt -- Brandon Johnson (EW) wbf Dunn, 3:54; 103 -- Drew Tesar (EW) by forfeit; 112 -- Raheim (H) wbf Corbin Harris, 3:07; 119 -- Jordan Harris (EW) wbf Eradi, 1:06; 125 -- Grant Nix (EW) wbf Hutchens, 1:46; 130 -- Chris Tesar (EW) wbf Williams, 1:13.

Record: Eastern Wayne 8-2, 2-0 Eastern Carolina 3-A.

Next match: Friday, home vs. South Central.

Boys basketball

McIntyre, Jones

spark Rosewood

WARSAW -- Stephen McIntyre and Dennis Jones notched 15 points apiece in Rosewood's 56-48, non-conference win over James Kenan on Tuesday evening.

Taylor Allen chipped in 11 points for the Eagles.

Alex Monk provided a game-high 23 points for the Tigers.

Rosewood (2-7) entertains Lakewood today.

Midway slips

past Spring Creek

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Desmund Raiford emerged Spring Creek's top scorer with 14 points in a 63-56, non-conference loss at Midway on Tuesday evening.

Raiford, a second-year starter, converted 5 of 13 field goals and grabbed nine rebounds for the Gators.

Lucas Potter and Maurice Langston contributed nine points apiece, and combined for six rebounds. David Harris added six points and a team-leading three steals.

Brye Fairchild led four Midway players in double figures with 17 points. Chris Boone knocked down 13, followed by Kenneth Carlton (12 points) and Aaron Coates (10).

Spring Creek entertains Princeton in the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams Friday.



Rosewood knocks

off James Kenan

WARSAW -- Courtney Hill poured in a season-high 27 points as Rosewood turned back James Kenan 44-24 in non-conference play Tuesday evening.

Shanita Monroe collected eight points for the Eagles.

"Courtney did an outstanding job along with Shanita," said first-year Rosewood coach Debbie Bailey. "They set the pace. The girls played as a team; executing well on the fundamental things we have been working on."

Lauren Houston paced James Kenan with eight points.

Rosewood (3-6) plays host to Lakewood today.

JV boys

Rocky Mount

upends Cougars

Iveon Sprangle and Lawrence Holmes collected 13 points apiece in Goldsboro High's 62-54, non-conference loss to Rocky Mount on Tuesday afternoon.

Jakkar Pettaway added 10 points for the Cougars.

Antoine Williams led four Gryphons in double figures with 14 points, followed by Hiawatha Bunn with 13. Justin Barnes and Gus Demillo each contributed 11 points.

Goldsboro (3-7) begins Eastern Plains 2-A Conference play Friday at Tarboro High. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

JV girls

Goldsboro dealt

non-league defeat

ROCKY MOUNT -- Tiffany Pearsall pumped in a team-high 10 points in Goldsboro High's 39-27, non-conference loss Tuesday afternoon at Rocky Mount.

Lakiyah Campbell added seven points.

Goldsboro dropped to 4-9 overall.

9th grade

Cougars claim

OT road thriller

ROCKY MOUNT -- Demetrio Irby led three Goldsboro players in double figures with 20 points in a 72-69, overtime victory over Rocky Mount on Tuesday afternoon.

Irby hit the basket to send the game into overtime.

Michael Langston and Chris Suggs added 15 points apiece. Suggs pulled down eight rebounds, while Quantiago Holloman grabbed a team-high nine boards.

Goldsboro travels to New Bern on Friday and entertains East Duplin on Saturday.


North Duplin quarterback Doug Lloyd was inadvertently left off the honorable mention list for the 2006 News-Argus All-Area Football Team.

The News-Argus regrets the error.