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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Warriors advance to eastern dual-team final

More than one month after sweeping the regular-season series against perennial women's tennis power Charles B. Aycock, veteran Eastern Wayne coach Nancy Dawson knew she'd see them again. Could the Warriors win a third time? Dawson got her answer on...

Six-member squad does well out West

It was a true Cinderella story right here in Wayne County. A six-member team of the American Poolplayers Association (APA), won an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas. The team called Bad Company made the trip to the Riviera Hotel...

NCHSAA golf

SOUTHERN PINES -- Jasmine Reeves carded a 36-hole round of 184 and led Eastern Wayne to a fifth-place showing in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A/3-A women's golf championships. Paula Webber (195) and Erica Freeman (202) contributed to...

Local digest

AHOSKIE -- Six different Warriors scored in a span of 42 minutes, as Eastern Wayne cruised past Hertford County 6-0 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A playoffs on Tuesday. Jace Muehlenthaler got the...

Trojans fall at Coker

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Sam Mitchell recorded a career-high 32 kills and Kari Ham came off the bench in game two to spark a rally and establish a number of personal career highs, but the Trojans came up short in a...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Goldsboro claims share of Eastern Plains 2-A title

Dustin Uzzardo tossed two touchdown passes and Goldsboro dumped North Lenoir 39-0 for a share of the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference title on Monday evening. It was the Cougars' first league title since 1996 when they competed in the...

Saints earn place in ECC 3-A history

DUDLEY -- Bob Warren didn't mind the late-evening, ice-cold shower. In fact, the Southern Wayne head football coach stood still as junior linebacker Desmond Raiford doused him from behind. Warren gritted his teeth and shook off the breath-taking, bone-chilling water...

Fourth-quarter turnover sets up Roosen's heroics

PIKEVILLE -- With his team driving down the field to set up a potential game-winning field goal on Monday night, Charles B. Aycock kicker Alex Roosen wasn't afraid to admit he was nervous -- real nervous. Roosen had missed from...

Local digest

Middle schools * Soccer -- Norwayne defeated Grantham 4-2 on Monday. Jose Rodriguez, Trey Millard, Juan Pina and Bryan Johnson each scored for Norway. Cameron Taylor, Chase Thompson, Johnson and Pina all tallied assists. Norwayne (6-3-2) travels to Rosewood on...

Monday, October 29, 2007

North Duplin eases past Rosewood

CALYPSO -- Doug Lloyd threw touchdown passes as state-ranked North Duplin cruised past Rosewood 48-7 on Saturday evening at H.E. Grubbs Field. The Rebels (9-0 overall) clinched at least a share of their second straight Class 1-A Carolina Conference title....

Local digest

JACKSONVILLE -- Eastern Wayne senior Tim Wright finished 14th overall during the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A eastern regional men's cross country meet Saturday. Wright ran the 5K course at Equine Country USA in 18 minutes, 25 seconds....

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Louisburg sweeps Spring Creek

LOUISBURG -- "We did all we could." Fourth-year Spring Creek volleyball coach Deanna Morris offered that summation Saturday after facing perennial Class 1-A power Louisburg. But the Warriors simply over-powered the Gators, who unfortunately wrote the final chapter in their...

Wayne Christian sports wrap

From staff reports HENDERSON -- Wayne Christian gave top-seeded Statesville Christian fits in their opening-round set Friday afternoon, but the Eagles couldn't keep the momentum. Statesville (27-1 overall) overcame its early butterflies and eliminated Wayne Christian 25-20, 25-13, 25-15 from...

Unbeaten Keenan routs Union

From staff reports WARSAW -- Three players each rushed for 100 yards or more as unbeaten James Kenan pummeled Class 1-A Super Six Conference foe Union 40-13 on a soggy Friday evening at Bill Taylor Field. The Tigers (10-0 overall,...

Rams rally past Farmville-Central

From staff reports FARMVILLE -- Greene Central's Curtis Braswell shoshed his way to the end zone with a game-winning, 97-yard touchdown reception as the Rams outlasted archrival Farmville Central 36-30 on Friday evening. Braswell's catch, the longest in his career...

Friday, October 26, 2007

Local digest

MANTEO -- Spring Creek continued its historic volleyball playoff run with a 15-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-22, 15-12 victory over Manteo on Thursday evening. The Gators (16-4 overall) travel to Louisburg on Saturday in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class...

Lady Trojans fall to Barton

WILSON -- A goal in the eighth minute of the match proved to be the difference as Mount Olive fell to Barton 1-0 in Conference Carolinas women's soccer Thursday at Wilson. The match, which was postponed from Wednesday do to...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Aycock downs Eastern Wayne for ECC title

A rainy night with lightning flashing in the distance, a pair of bitter rivals and a trophy on the line. This one had all the trimmings for another Eastern Wayne-Charles B. Aycock men's soccer classic. And it was. The Golden...

Game of the week: Hunt at Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- That three-game skid is a distant memory now. Especially now with a possible conference title on the horizon. After starting the season 0-3, Southern Wayne has put itself in position to earn a share of the Class 3-A...

Mount Olive College basketball outlook

MOUNT OLIVE -- Coming off successful campaigns a year ago has created excitement in the men's and women's basketball programs at Mount Olive College. And with cupboards full of talent, they hope to create a winning recipe of accomplishments during...

Local Digest

LaGRANGE -- Tarboro topped North Lenoir 3-1 in the championship game of the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference men's soccer tournament on Wednesday night. Ethan Schilf tallied the only goal of the night for the Hawks on a pass from...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Dual-team playoffs: Eastern Wayne routs Hunt

Stay focused and work quick. Eastern Wayne had no trouble executing that game plan in near-perfect fashion Tuesday afternoon. Racing to early advantages at every seed in first-set singles play, the Warriors easily dismissed Wilson Hunt 6-0 from the N.C....

ECC cross country championships: EW girls, Aycock's Fredrick, Schlaeppi bring home titles

After watching his team go undefeated in conference competition this season, Eastern Wayne's girls cross country coach Sidney Myers realized the dream of his squad winning the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference championship was a possibility. Now it's reality. The...

NCHSAA volleyball playoffs: Rosewood eliminates East Carteret in 4 games

Rosewood volleyball coach Jennifer Cochran seemed resigned to the fact she faced a rebuilding season in late September. The loss of 13 seniors to graduation over a two-year period seemed to take its toll. Cochran wondered if her team would...

NCHSAA volleyball playoffs: South Central dismisses Eastern Wayne

Leading 2-1 in games and holding serve with a four-point lead in game four, Eastern Wayne's volleyball team couldn't close the deal Tuesday evening. South Central made sure of it. The Falcons reeled off six consecutive points to forge a...

Local digest

Spring Creek terminates Jamesville JAMESVILLE -- Spring Creek advanced to the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A volleyball playoffs with a 28-26, 25-18, 12-25, 29-27 win at Jamesville on Tuesday. Junior middle hitter Kristin Smith...

MOC spikers hammer Barton

Sam Mitchell recorded a match-high 17 kills and became the second player in Mount Olive volleyball history to surpass the 1,800-kill mark during Tuesday evening's 30-22, 30-19, 30-16 thrashing of Barton College at Kornegay Arena. Corie Skislak and Racey Bartley...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Eastern Wayne shocks Hunt

If at first you don't succeed, try again and then change your game plan. After failing in its first two attempts to knock off Wilson Hunt this season, Eastern Wayne tried a different approach with its season on the line...

Rosewood pounds Spring Creek

One play might not have determined the overall outcome, but it certainly created a change in momentum for Rosewood's football team Monday evening. Backed up in the shadow of their own end zone, the Eagles faced a fourth-and-4 situation. They...

C.B. Aycock cruises past Kinston

This time of year it's not about how you win, but simply that you find a way to get it done. After a sluggish opening half, Charles B. Aycock came to life and put the finishing touches on a 3-0...

Southern Wayne advances to first state championship

Southern Wayne is going where no other women's golf team has ventured before in program history -- to the state finals. The Saints assured themselves of that distinction with a sixth-place finish in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes...

Greene Central doubles up Tarboro

SNOW HILL -- Quarterback William Brown accounted for three touchdowns as the Rams overcame a 14-7 halftime deficit to defeat Tarboro 28-14 on Monday night in an Eastern Plains 2-A Conference encounter. Brown had two touchdown tosses and ran for...

Local digest

Middle schools * Volleyball -- Norwayne remained unbeaten in 10 outings in a 25-18, 25-15, 25-14 win against Brogden. Courtnei Gilbert led the Cobras with 10 service points while Haley Daniels added nine. Norwayne entertains Dillard on Wednesday. * Volleyball...

Monday, October 22, 2007

Local Sports Digest

From staff reports BLADENBORO -- Rosewood defeated East Bladen 26-24, 25-14, 27-25 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs on Saturday. Taylor Johnson had 14 kills for the Eagles. Ashely Williams added 11...

Tusculum blanks Mount Olive

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive goalkeeper Jenn Sastre recorded a career-high 10 saves, but Tusculum prevailed 5-0 and snapped the Trojans' seven-match unbeaten streak on Sunday afternoon. Danielle Tanner and Jere Whitbread scored two goals apiece for...

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wolfpack pillages Pirates' win streak

GREENVILLE -- East Carolina's roller-coaster ride of a season took a sharp turn in the wrong direction on Saturday. The Pirates fell behind by two touchdowns and never closed the gap in a 34-20 loss to in-state rival N.C. State...

Canada's Scott leads from start to finish, captures title

Courtesy Tarheel Tour.com Three-time Canadian Amateur champion Richard Scott carded a final-round 69 in the Tarheel Tour's Championship at Walnut Creek and in turn claimed a one-shot victory over Jeff Curl and the first-place prize of $16,000. Scott began the...

MOC weekend sports wrap

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Lyndsay Brennan and Gina Dos Santos each scored in the first eight minutes and Mount Olive celebrated Senior Day with a 2-0 victory over in-state Conference Carolinas rival Lees-McRae. Kate Painter assisted on both...

Kerr-Vance turns back Chargers in CPIC finals

From staff reports Kerr-Vance Academy claimed the Class 1-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference volleyball tournament title with a 25-17, 25-17, 25-19 victory over Wayne Country Day. It was the Spartans' third win over the Chargers this season. "The girls started...

Wayne Country Day reaches NCISAA 1-A soccer quarterfinals

The Wayne Country Day soccer team had other plans for today. Weddings, other sporting events and college visits clogged up the players' agendas. Most cancelled their trips when Cape Fear Christian informed Wayne Country Day it couldn't play on Friday....

Spring Creek claims first-ever playoff victory

SEVEN SPRINGS -- This was too easy. Junior middle hitter Kristin Smith pounded out a match-high 22 kills and Spring Creek dismantled Weldon 25-11, 25-9, 25-6 for its first-ever postseason volleyball victory in program history on Saturday afternoon. The Gators...

Eastern Wayne moves on with win straight-sets win

Bad passes. Inconsistent serving. Miscommunication on offense. No wonder Eastern Wayne volleyball coach Bruce Burridge said his team needed to "clean" up its game after a not-so-tidy 25-13, 25-16, 25-14 postseason victory over Northern Guilford on Saturday afternoon. Sure the...

Wayne Christian denied first-ever playoff win

Wayne Christian's Matt Rouse lined up the soccer ball and stared at the goal, silhouetted by moonlight that danced between the clouds. On the referee's whistle, Rouse struck what appeared to be a well-placed ball toward the left post. He...

C.B. Aycock nearly pulls off upset

From staff reports WILSON -- There are no rewards for valiant efforts. Or Charles B. Aycock would be near perfect eight weeks into the high school football season. The Golden Falcons, instead, sit on two wins suffering yet another disheartening...

Southern Wayne eases past Kinston

By MICHAEL MOON Kinston Free Press Correspondent KINSTON -- Kinston High came up a little short against Southern Wayne on Friday night, falling to the Saints 36-23 and putting a damper on homecoming festivities. "We played hard and gave a...

Eastern Wayne upends Bruins

Just what the doctor ordered. Eastern Wayne survived a late scare and picked up a much-needed 28-20 win over Wilson Beddingfield on Homecoming Friday night at Little Big Horn. With the victory, the Warriors improved to 5-4 overall, and perhaps...

Rebels dominate possession time

By BRYAN C. HANKS Kinston Free Press Sports Editor AYDEN -- North Duplin didn't burst into Ayden-Grifton on Friday evening and dazzle the Chargers with spectacular plays and a flashy offense. The Rebels played fundamental football which translated into a...

Cougars take control of EPC 2-A race

FARMVILLE -- Of all the big-play touchdowns made in the Goldsboro-Farmville Central game, it was a blocked extra-point attempt that made the difference. The block caused the Jaguars to go for a two-point conversion twice in the fourth quarter. Each...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Eastern Wayne captures ECC tourney title

WILSON -- For nearly 10 hours a day this past summer, Jasmine Reeves was somewhere playing golf. Following a dominating freshmen season where she rewrote the record books at Eastern Wayne, Reeves had three simple goals for the upcoming season....

Eagles, Chargers draw top-8 seeds

In three previous trips to the postseason, Wayne Christian has endured opening-round losses against Class 1-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference programs. Have the Eagles bucked the trend? This year's 2-0-1 ledger against CPIC members is solid proof the Eagles are...

Local digest

JV sports * Football -- Goldsboro raced to a 36-12 halftime lead, and cruised to a 58-20 rout of Farmville Central on Thursday. Wayne Hammonds had a 70-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and a 25-yard run for a score...

Scott holds one-shot lead

Richard Scott shot a second-round 70 and holds a tenuous one-shot lead over Bruce McDonald heading into today's final round of the Tarheel Tour Championship at Walnut Creek Country Club. Three players are tied at nine-under par 135, including 2007...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Game of the week: Goldsboro at Farmville Central

There's a new attitude at Goldsboro this season. A year removed from a winless a campaign, the Cougars have been transformed thanks to a new head coach and a explosive running back. In his first season as head coach, Eric...

Game of the week part two : N. Duplin at Ayden-Grifton

CALYPSO -- Players accepting leadership roles and preventing a loss of confidence concerned the North Duplin football coaching staff in the preseason. The Rebels' inner faith increased when they defeated long-time archrival Hobbton for the first time since 2001. Nearly...

Crain overcomes shaky start

Any other day, Andy Crain's afternoon might have been a lost cause. Crain recorded bogies on the first two holes of the 2007 Tarheel Tour Championship at Walnut Creek Country Club. With family and friends watching every swing, Crain didn't...

Second-half rally lifts Gators past Eagles

Before Rosewood's matchup with Spring Creek on Wednesday night, head coach Daniel Mitchell challenged his team to play hard, play together and do the little things. The Eagles responded well to Mitchell's challenge. The only problem was that response ended...

Eastern Wayne claims ECC volleyball title

WILSON -- Less than 24 hours after carving up Kinston's defense with a strong service game, Eastern Wayne's Carrie Adams controlled the net Wednesday evening against Wilson Beddingfield. Adams recorded a season-high six blocks during the Warriors' resounding 25-21, 25-16,...

Mount Olive splits in soccer

MOUNT OLIVE -- For the first time this season, Mount Olive College moved above .500. Goals by Gina Dos Santos and Ayecia Higgins helped the Trojans extend their unbeaten streak to six games with a 2-0 victory over St. Andrews...

Local Digest

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock completed a perfect 10-0 run through the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference with 8-0 win at Southern Wayne on Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcons bolted out to a 4-0 halftime lead and cruised the rest...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Warriors split Cross Country meet

With the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference meet looming next Tuesday, Eastern Wayne's cross country team has been motivated recently by one word -- focus. The Warriors have looked strong in the ECC this season, while prepping for the conference...

Warriors eliminate Patriots from playoffs

Lindsey Frederick slammed her racquet to the court, muttered something under her breath and stared off in frustration. Up and down the court, many of her teammates were seen doing the same at times. With all the aggravation, it was...

Gators, Panthers advance to finals

KENLY -- Co-champions for regular-season play, Spring Creek and North Johnston will determine who is the "true" Class 1-A Carolina Conference volleyball queen today. The top two seeds survived strong challenges Tuesday. Junior middle hitter Kristin Smith pounded out a...

Local digest

WILSON -- Carrie Adams collected a season-high 11 aces during two significant early-match runs as Eastern Wayne eliminated Kinston 25-15, 25-21, 25-22 from the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference volleyball tournament. The top-seeded Warriors (19-1 overall) oppose second-seeded and tournament...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

C.B. Aycock clinches ECC title

One of the many characteristics of championship caliber teams is their ability to make opponents pay for mistakes. Eastern Wayne learned that lesson the hard way in a 3-0 loss Monday evening against archrival Charles B. Aycock. The Golden Falcons...

Eastern Wayne finishes perfect season in ECC

After struggling with her putting for years, Eastern Wayne golfer Paula Webber sought out some family help from her uncle. She's glad he helped because all that dedication certainly paid off Monday afternoon at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Webber carded...

Mount Olive falls to Pfeiffer

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nicholas Sheridan collected the eventual game-winning goal in the 12th minute and Pfeiffer University blanked Mount Olive 4-0 in a men's Conference Carolinas soccer match at Amon Field. Matthew Harris added a natural hat trick (three consecutive...

Local Digest

PRINCETON -- Rosewood dispatched North Duplin in three games, 25-20, 25-8, 25-18 in the first round of the Class 1-A Carolina Conference volleyball tournament on Monday. Taylor Johnson and Ashley Williams supplied seven kills apiece for the Eagles. Caroline Tart...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Local digest

RED SPRINGS -- Wayne Christian's girls tennis team concluded its regular season with a 7-2 victory over Flora MacDonald on Friday. Brooke Barfield, Laura Lee Hodson, Samantha Reeves and Regan Hinton each earned singles wins for the Eagles. Wayne Christian...

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Easley gets attention from The Sporting News

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive guard Kendrick Easley has been selected a preseason All-American honorable mention candidate for 2007-08 by The Sporting News. A 6-foot-1 sophomore from Norfolk, Va., Easley was the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference freshman of the year in...

Game of the Week: Aycock knocks off Kinston

PIKEVILLE -- As Charles B. Aycock gathered into its post-game huddle Friday evening, one resounding message could be heard echoing out of more than one player's mouth -- "This feels good." The Golden Falcons put together arguably their most complete...

Goldsboro climbs to 2-0 in EPC action

There is no bigger compliment for an offensive line than to see a running back pile up yardage. Anthony Council certainly left his blockers smiling. The heralded senior running back bruised the Greene Central defense for a season-high 305 yards...

Saints hold off Bruins, 14-12

DUDLEY -- Kelvin Flow had a pair of rushing touchdowns, Wilson Beddingfield coughed the ball up five times, and Southern Wayne edged the Bruins 14-12 on Friday night. Flow found the endzone from six yards out late in the first...

State-ranked North Duplin crushes Princeton

CALYPSO -- Akeem Cox rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns as state-ranked North Duplin crushed Princeton 33-13 in a Class 1-A Carolina Conference game at H.E. Grubbs Field. Cox scored on runs of 17, 10 and 17 yards for...

James Kenan thumps Midway

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- State-ranked and unbeaten James Kenan scored in every quarter during its 37-14 romp over fellow Class 1-A Super Six Conference member Midway on Friday evening at Walter J. Ragan Field. The Tigers (8-0 overall, 2-0 Super Six)...

Hunt responds after having third-quarter punt blocked

Eastern Wayne's emotional high of a third-quarter blocked punt and subsequent touchdown quickly diminished within two minutes Friday evening. That's how long Wilson Hunt needed to thwart an ambush at Little Big Horn. Jasmin Taybron and Calvin Barnes each collected...

North Johnston rallies past Rosewood in second half

Senior quarterback Cliff Holloman threw three touchdowns -- two in the fourth quarter -- and ran for another to lead North Johnston to a 29-26 come-from-behind victory at Rosewood in Class 1-A Carolina Conference game on Friday night. The Panthers...

Ayden-Grifton cruises past Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek got in an early hole and never recovered in its Carolina 1-A 64-7 loss to Ayden-Grifton on Friday. The Chargers jumped out to a 26-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Spring...

Wayne Christian boys claim inaugural Invitational cross country crown

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Josh Magnus emerged the top individual runner and led Wayne Christian to the team title in the inaugural Wayne Christian Invitational contested at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. Magnus ran the hilly and challenging 3.1-mile course...

Friday, October 12, 2007

Spring Creek clinches share of CC title

CALYPSO -- Two days ago, Spring Creek's volleyball team walked off the court in tears. Thursday night, they exited with smiles and hugs. The Gators clinched their first-ever share of the Carolina 1-A Conference title with a 25-18, 25-14, 25-20...

Eagles cruise into CCC championship match

Avoid the upset. Daryl Anderson stressed that message before Thursday afternoon's contest against Northwood Temple, and he repeated it during the 10-minute halftime break. But the second-year Wayne Christian men's soccer coach wondered if his three-word warning had fallen on...

Pirates' Johnson taking charge

GREENVILLE — Not long after the 2007 NFL draft, East Carolina senior running back Chris Johnson received an unexpected phone call. The voice on the other end told him, “We’re looking forward to seeing you get drafted next year.”...

EW volleyball -- ECC repeat offenders

KINSTON -- Jordei Osby recorded a double-double and Eastern Wayne clinched the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference regular-season volleyball title outright on Thursday afternoon. Osby supplied 10 kills and 10 blocks for the Warriors, who dumped Kinston 25-21, 20-25, 25-12,...

Six inductees comprise fourth installment of Rosewood Hall of Fame

An electric company president, former Homecoming Maid of Honor, a pair of dynamic basketball standouts, a regional tennis champion and a previous head football coach comprise the fourth installment of inductees for the Rosewood High School Athletics Hall of Fame....

Local digest

PRINCETON -- Ashley Williams pouunded out 15 kills and Rosewood turned back archrival Princeton 25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 25-20 in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference regular-season finale for both teams Thursday evening. The victory bumped the Dawgs (10-9 overall) to 6-4...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

C.B. Aycock clinches ECC crown

PIKEVILLE -- The highly-anticipated, late-season showdown between perennial soccer powers Charles B. Aycock and Wilson Hunt, surprisingly, turned into a one-sided affair Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcons dumped the Warriors 7-2 and capped their senior night with a share of...

Morgan named new Goldsboro basketball coach

The search is over. Goldsboro High has a new men's basketball coach. School athletic officials introduced Tod Morgan as the newest Cougar during a reception Tuesday evening. He takes over for Randy Jordan, who resigned in July to become the...

Hicks wins CC cross country meet

SEVEN SPRINGS -- On Wednesday afternoon, cross country runners from the Class 1-A Carolina Conference were greeted by a sight they normally don't see in eastern North Carolina -- hills. During the course walk prior to the seven-team meet at...

Game of the week: Kinston at C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- The adage 'you don't know what you've got until it's gone," is especially true if 'it' is a football. Just ask Charles B. Aycock and Kinston. The Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference rivals hope to take better care...

Mount Olive College soccer wrap

MOUNT OLIVE -- Gina Dos Santos recorded her third collegiate hat trick (three goals) as Mount Olive College shelled Southern Virginia 8-0 on Wednesday at Amon Field. Dos Santos, who is tied for 23rd nationally in assists per game, also...

Local digest

SNOW HILL -- Lindsey Frederick of Eastern Wayne and Southern Wayne's Tara Hirsch will meet today to decide the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference singles title. In Wednesday's action, Frederick fought through a tough match against Charles B. Aycock's Jessica...

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Spring Creek falls in heartbreaker

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek middle hitter Kristin Smith collapsed on the floor and pulled her sweat-stained jersey over her head. She and her teammates attempted to hide the emotion from having a conference title within grasp get snatched away....

Final Tour stop scheduled at Walnut Creek CC

The Tarheel Professional Golf Tour will make its second and final stop at Walnut Creek Country Club on Oct. 17-19 for the season-ending Tour championship. The Tour, which was formed in 2002 and has quickly become one of professional...

Local Sports Digest

From staff reports Senior David Wilson collected the game's lone goal as Wayne Country Day squeezed past Faith Christian-Rocky Mount 1-0 in a Class 1-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference contest Tuesday afternoon. Wilson scored in the 75th minute off an...

Warriors celebrate senior night in style

Experience. There's no price tag for it. Coming off its first loss of the season and battling distractions from senior night, Eastern Wayne turned to its biggest strength -- veteran leadership -- to get back on track Tuesday evening. Eight...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Local digest

KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock improved to 7-0 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play with a 3-0 win at Kinston on Monday. Tyler Pearson scored on an assist from Tyler Ruffin in the 27th minute to put the Golden Falcons...

Monday, October 8, 2007

Plenty of good and bad for Pirates

GREENVILLE — In the first month or so of the season there's been plenty of high's and low's for East Carolina. Saturday night's 52-38 comeback win over Central Florida was no different. The Pirates fell behind immediately after the Knights'...

Trojans blank Converse

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Freshman Kaysea Singular tallied a goal and an assist to help Mount Olive's senior class set a new school record in career wins on Saturday against Converse. The Trojans defeated Converse 4-0 in Conference Carolinas women's soccer....

Magnus paces Wayne Christian Cross Country

MONTROSE -- Wayne Christian's cross country team participated in a meet at the Carolina Horse Park on Saturday. Josh Magnus finished first on the boys side with a time of 17 minutes, 34 seconds. Justin Brathwhite ended with a time...

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Game of the Week: Southern Wayne tops Eastern Wayne

DUDLEY -- "You're the man!" A Southern Wayne fan shouted the comment to head football coach Bob Warren after he made a gutsy fourth-quarter call against archrival Eastern Wayne on Friday evening. Warren modestly said confidence in his players inspired...

Goldsboro snaps skid in EPC play

Eric Reid couldn't stop smiling. Despite week-long distractions associated with homecoming festivities, the first-year Goldsboro High football coach got what he really wanted -- a conference-opening win -- on Friday evening. The Cougars rushed for nearly 300 yards, produced big...

North Duplin seniors get long-awaited win over NJ

CALYPSO -- North Duplin quarterback Doug Lloyd dropped back, looked over the North Johnston defense and lofted a pass to wide receiver Robert McCullen. Lloyd didn't think he completed the pass. But the Panthers' cornerback got tied up with the...

Greene Central escapes North Pitt

SNOW HILL -- Quarterback William Brown ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns to give Greene Central a 13-6 win over North Pitt. The Rams successfully opened 2-A Eastern Plains Conference play and improved their overall record to 5-2. Brown...

No. 2-ranked James Kenan rolls on

WARSAW -- Brandon Satchell rushed for two touchdowns and Shawn Jones passed for two touchdowns as state-ranked James Kenan pounded Lakewood 45-0 at Bill Taylor Field. It was the Class 1-A Super Six Conference opener for both teams. Satchell, who...

Princeton ends losing streak against Gators

PRINCETON -- Princeton captured its first-ever victory over Spring Creek in convincing fashion Friday evening. The Bulldawgs raced to a three-touchdown lead and coasted to a 35-6 win in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference opener for both teams. Dylan Myers...

Hawks' offense shows life against Jaguars

By BRYAN C. HANKS Courtesy Kinston Free Press LaGRANGE -- Richard Williams, a senior quarterback, rushed 15 times for 122 yards and three touchdowns in Farmville Central's 39-14 win over North Lenoir in Wheat Swamp. Williams completed 8 of 10...

Trojans blank Lincoln (Pa.) University

MOUNT OLIVE -- During second-half play Saturday afternoon against Lincoln (Pa.) University, the Mount Olive's men's soccer team put balls everywhere, but where it counted -- in the back of the net. However, the Trojans managed to protect their two...

Turnovers doom C.B. Aycock

WILSON -- Turnovers. Four costly miscues, including two back-breaking mistakes in the third quarter, proved deadly for Charles B. Aycock on Friday evening. Wilson Beddingfield graciously capitalized on the errors and cruised 41-7 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference...

Wayne Christian men's soccer clinches CCC South Division title

ERWIN -- Wayne Christian successfully defended its Southern Division title on the Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference boys' soccer scene with a 3-0 shelling of Cape Fear Christian. The Eagles (11-4-1 overall, 8-1 CC) earned an opening-round bye for next...

Rosewood suffers second straight shutout loss

AYDEN -- Shut out, again. Ayden-Grifton dominated every offensive category and rolled past Rosewood 52-0 in the Class 1-A Carolina Conference opener for both teams. The Eagles (2-5 overall, 0-1 CC) suffered their second consecutive shutout. The Chargers, ranked No....

Friday, October 5, 2007

Field hockey becomes latest sport added to tradition-rich Wayne Country Day athletics program

With 85 to 90 percent of Wayne Country Day students already involved with one of the school's 15 athletic teams, the list of sports for students to choose from just got a little longer. Wayne Country Day is now the...

Beddingfield shocks Eastern Wayne

WILSON -- Wilson Beddingfield made sure Eastern Wayne didn't run away and hide with the 2007 Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference regular-season volleyball title Thursday afternoon. The Bruins provided the first blemish on the Warriors' once-perfect record with a pivotal...

Aycock's Wright verbally commits to ECU

Catcher Zack Wright, a senior at Charles B. Aycock, has verbally committed to play baseball at East Caorlina. Wright helped lead the Golden Falcons to the Class 3-A N.C. High School Athletic Association championship last spring. He also played for...

Local digest

AYDEN -- Heather Hudson had 14 service points, 12 kills, seven aces and seven digs as North Duplin downed Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton 27-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-23 on Thursday. Sam Cates finished with 16 service points, 12 assists and...

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Big second half lifts Eastern Wayne over Southern Wayne

What was still a ballgame, turned into a rout in the blink of an eye. Leading visiting Southern Wayne 3-0 at halftime, Eastern Wayne scored three goals in roughly two minutes to open the second half en route to a...

Mount Olive ties Pfeiffer in rain storm

MOUNT OLIVE -- The sun was shining and the Mount Olive women's soccer team was enjoying a one-goal advantage late in the second half against Pfeiffer. Then, dark clouds rolled in and brought heavy rains. With the sun gone, the...

Game of the week - Eastern Wayne at Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Coaching staffs at Eastern Wayne and Southern Wayne didn't need any extra incentive to motivate their respective teams this week. One date said it all -- Friday, Oct. 5. The county archrivals kick off their respective Class 3-A...

Princeton-Spring Creek open Carolina 1-A play

PRINCETON -- Princeton's futility against Spring Creek might be locker room fodder, but it hardly causes any concern with head football coach Russell Williamson. So what if the Gators lead the all-time series 6-0? "I've heard a lot of talk...

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Eastern Wayne seized the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference women's tennis title outright with a 9-0 shelling of county rival Southern Wayne on Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors, coming off a five-hour marathon against archrival Charles B. Aycock, easily swept the...

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Warriors boys, girls take ECC cross country meet

PIKEVILLE -- Eastern Wayne continued its pursuit of the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference cross country title by sweeping a tri-meet with Charles B. Aycock and Wilson Beddingfield on Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors' boys finished with a score of 25...

Trojans down St. Andrews, Toler awarded

MOC Sports Information LAURINBURG -- Racey Bartley came within two blocks of a double-double and recorded the match-clinching kill as Mount Olive College escaped St. Andrews 28-30, 30-23, 30-22, 22-30, 15-8 in a Conference Carolinas volleyball match Tuesday evening. Bartley...

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From staff reports AYDEN -- Kristin Smith hammered out 20 kills and Brooke Alberston had 18 assists as Spring Creek downed Class 1-A Carolina Conference foe Ayden-Grifton 25-18, 25-11, 25-13 on Tuesday. Smith added four aces and two blocks. Ashley...

Wayne Christian outlasts Chargers

Wayne Country Day volleyball coach Juliet Jones has preached finishing games to her team all season. The Chargers just couldn't get the message Tuesday afternoon. They let leads slip away in every set as county archrival Wayne Christian prevailed 25-21,...

Warriors claim share of league crown

The 27-year reign is over. There is a new Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference tennis queen. Eastern Wayne clinched a share of the league championship in dramatic and exhausting fashion Tuesday evening. The third-seeded tandem of Danielle Daniel-Kelsi Yates staged...

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Wayne Christian-Wayne Country Day tie

David Wilson stepped off the field, took a swig of water and wiped his sweaty brow with his dirt- and sweat-stained jersey. Wilson looked back at the scoreboard and his facial expression told the story. Missed scoring opportunities not only...

C.B. Aycock has no trouble with Saints

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's performance on Monday night was a bit offensive -- especially for Southern Wayne. Six different Golden Falcons scored in an 11-2 rout of the Saints at Hardy Talton Stadium. Aycock improved to 10-2-1 overall and...

Rosewood-Spring Creek can't decide winner

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Over 100 minutes of soccer action which included countless missed scoring opportunities concluded in near darkness with no winner Monday evening at Spring Creek. The Gators' Harold Bravo collected a goal four minutes into the second overtime...

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SNOW HILL -- Strong matches by Elizabeth McLawhorn and Cally Hudson lifted Greene Central to a 6-3 win over 3-A power Charles B. Aycock on Monday afternoon. McLawhorn held off a Emilee Quinn to come away with a 6-1, 6-4...

Monday, October 1, 2007

MOC volleyball

MOC Sports Information MISENHEIMER -- Senior outside hitter Sam Mitchell emerged the top offensive leader with 10 kills as the Mount Olive College volleyball team suffered a 30-24, 30-19, 30-16 loss at Pfeiffer University on Sunday afternoon. The Falcons (12-7...

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From staff reports Senior captain David Wilson delivered two goals and dished out an assist as Wayne Country Day cruised past Oakwood School 4-0 on Friday afternoon. The Chargers (7-5-1 overall) evened their worksheet to 3-3-1 against Class 1-A Coastal...