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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Golden Falcons turn back Warriors

PIKEVILLE -- Ryan Butts warmed up behind the Charles B. Aycock bench and occasionally glanced up at the scoreboard. When Eastern Wayne's A.J. Washington pinned Stanton Parris late in the opening period, Butts looked up again. The Warriors led 20-6...

Trojans ranked Number 1 in region

MOUNT OLIVE -- Conference Carolinas leader Mount Olive College earned the No. 1 ranking in the first NCAA Division II East Region men's basketball poll of the season. Coach Bill Clingan's squad is the third Trojan team to receive a...

Pirates number 2 in CUSA poll

Runner-up in Conference USA regular-season and tournament play last season, the East Carolina baseball team is picked second in this year's preseason poll. The Pirates return 15 lettermen, including eight starters, from last year's NCAA regional team. Included are preseason...

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Playing its second game in as many nights, Wayne Country Day eased past visiting Harrells Academy 81-58 on Wednesday. Floronta Wynn poured in 24 points, Reco McCarter tacked on 14 and Tim Hobbs added 10. Wayne Country Day (19-5 overall)...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Warriors earn key conference road wins

PIKEVILLE -- Conference road wins. Whether a team is conference championship material or simply trying to punch its ticket to the playoffs, finding a way to survive in an opponent's gym is imperative. Eastern Wayne put that mindset on full...

Trojans up to Number 18 in latest poll

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College jumped six places to No. 18 in the latest NABC Division II men's top 25 basketball poll. The Trojans have been ranked in among the nation's top 25 teams for six of eight weeks,...

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Behind 30 points from Stephen McIntyre, Rosewood routed Class 1-A Carolina Conference foe Princeton 64-41 on Tuesday. The loss was the Bulldogs' second straight. Taylor Allen and Holt Rains each scored 12 points for the Eagles (6-10 overall, 2-3 CC)....

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Monroe's basket lifts Trojans to win

MISENHEIMER -- Lakeisha Monroe scored 30 points and hit the game-winning basket with 13 seconds left as Mount Olive rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to defeat Pfeiffer 78-76 in a Conference Carolinas women's basketball game Monday evening. Alisa Jones...

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Middle schools * Norwayne girls 47, Brogden 4 -- Fresh off a 43-15 defeat of Greenwood last Thursday, Norwayne remained undefeated by knocking off Brodgen on Monday. Regan Herndon led Norwayne (10-0, 3-0) with 12 points, Courtnei Gilbert scored 10...

Monday, January 28, 2008

MOC - Another crucial league test awaits

MOUNT OLIVE -- Key Conference Carolinas contests continue to come fast and furious for the Mount Olive College men's basketball team. After recording back-to-back victories over defending Division II national champ Barton and in-state foe Queens, the conference-leading Trojans travel...

MOC volleyball - St. Francis spikers rally past Trojan men

LORETTO, Pa. -- Osvaldo Perez notched the first double-double of his collegiate career with 19 kills and 10 digs, but St. Francis (Pa.) outlasted Mount Olive in five sets on Sunday afternoon. Red Flash sophomore Jordan Varee provided a school-record...

Warrior grapplers end up 4-1

LOUISBURG -- The Eastern Wayne wrestling team compiled a 4-1 record during a five-team meet contested Saturday at Louisburg. The Warriors defeated Franklinton (54-15), Edenton Holmes (41-30), Louisburg (45-27) and Southern Vance (39-32) before falling to perennial Class 1-A power...

C.B. Aycock matmen post unbeaten record

WINTERVILLE -- Seven Charles B. Aycock wrestlers logged unbeaten records during a dual-team wrestling meet contested at South Central High School. Drake Gurley, Joseph Conner, Brandon Brailey, Kevin Carmel, Josh Grimes, Jarrett Covar and Khiry Reid each finished 5-0. Justin...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Wayne County Hot Stove League: Fox is guest speaker Jan. 31

North Carolina head baseball coach Mike Fox is the guest speaker for the second annual Wayne County Hot Stove League banquet, scheduled for Thursday at the Eastern Carolina Athletic Park. Fox has guided the Tar Heels to back-to-back runner-up finishes...

Royal Flush Part I: MOC men exact revenge

MOUNT OLIVE -- A nine-game winning streak, sole possession of first place in Conference Carolinas, a national ranking and a recent rout of rival and defending national champion Barton. It's safe to say life's pretty good right now for Mount...

Royal Flush Part II: MOC women crush Queens

MOUNT OLIVE -- Coming off an emotional victory over archrival Barton College, one had to wonder if Mount Olive College might experience a letdown Saturday afternoon. It didn't happen. Aggressive from the opening tip, the Trojan women played stellar defense...

Southern Wayne sweeps Aycock in ECC play

PIKEVILLE -- Although 32 minutes of consistent play didn't seem to be the theme Friday evening, Southern Wayne's basketball teams needed just one quarter to knock out county rival Charles B. Aycock. James Jones ignited a second-quarter surge with back-to-back...

Ayden-Grifton boys take over sole possession

PRINCETON -- First place will have to wait. Princeton's boys bid to claim to sole possession of first place in Class 1-A Carolina Conference play fell short in a 57-49 home loss to Ayden-Grifton on Friday. Both clubs entered undefeated...

Goldsboro boys dealt first EPC loss of season

By BRYAN C. HANKS Courtesy of Kinston Free Press LaGRANGE -- The Goldsboro boys' basketball team rallied from 18 points down in the early moments of the third quarter to tie the game at 47-47 at North Lenoir on Friday....

North Duplin girls roll in fourth quarter

CALYPSO -- The North Duplin girls' basketball team exploded for 26 fourth-quarter points and captured a come-from-behind, 61-47 victory over Class 1-A Carolina Conference foe Rosewood. The Eagles led 41-34 after three quarters. "I challenged them (in the fourth) to...

Friday, January 25, 2008

Sweet revenge: Trojans dismantle reigning national champions

MOUNT OLIVE -- As keys jangled and chants of 'we can't hear you!' rang out from the Mount Olive student section Thursday night, it became apparent that Barton's 2007 Division II national championship and its seven-game winning streak over the...

Monroe helps make statement

MOUNT OLIVE -- Lakeisha Monroe had heard all the hype surrounding the Mount Olive College-Barton series, but knew very little about the Trojans' lack of success against the Bulldogs. Monroe might have started a new trend Thursday evening. The Division...

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Wayne Christian won its third consecutive game with a 66-57 victory over visiting Johnston Christian on Thursday. Eric Williams turned in a 21 points, 15 rebound, five steal and three assist performance for the Eagles. Matt Davis added 18 points...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Realignment - Association rebuts: 'School is 1-A size'

GREENVILLE -- One appeal might have failed, but Wayne County Public Schools officials aren't ready to give up. Dean Sauls, Wayne County athletics director, voiced his concerns about the latest realignment draft proposal concerning Goldsboro High to the N.C. High...

Realignment - Athletics directors voice their opinions

GREENVILLE -- While Goldsboro argued its position to the realignment committee on Tuesday, other school officials voiced their opinions -- positive and negative -- with the initial draft proposal. Athletics directors from eastern North Carolina schools presented their viewpoints based...

Rival showdown: Dogs come calling on Trojans

MOUNT OLIVE -- After watching archrival Barton College pull off a miraculous comeback in last year's NCAA Division II men's national title game, a few Mount Olive College players circled Jan. 24 on their respective calendars. That day has finally...

Mount Olive unveils spring sports teams

MOUNT OLIVE -- It may be January but the spring sports season is under way at Mount Olive College and the expectations around Trojans athletics continue to grow. Both the baseball and softball teams were picked to finish first in...

Panthers deal Rosewood grapplers tough defeat

Despite surrendering forfeits at three weight classes, North Johnston escaped with a 39-37, non-conference triumph over wrestling rival Rosewood on Wednesday evening. The Panthers recorded five falls and one decision, and avenged a loss to the Eagles in the Class...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Beddingfield girls avoid road upset

Wilson Beddingfield and Eastern Wayne faced the same dilemma midway through the fourth quarter Tuesday evening. When each team watched its respective "big girl" foul out, the offensive responsibility shifted to the guards. The Bruins' tandem of Monique Spry and...

Greenfield boys seize control of CPIC 1-A race

A night intended for making a statement quickly turned into one worth forgetting. With Greenfield, the state's fourth-ranked Class 1-A independent school paying a visit on Tuesday evening, Wayne Country Day was hoping to prove it was worthy of its...

Talented Kinston too much for Saints

KINSTON -- Southern Wayne coach Russell Stephens had just witnessed his team lose 82-62 to Kinston, but he wasn't upset with his team. In fact, the first-year Saints coach was proud of his team's effort -- one that included Southern...

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Keovanta McDuffie scored a game-high 38 points and Goldsboro survived another shootout, this time downing North Pitt 100-98 in a Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference game. Tavon Murchinson supplied 17 points for the Cougars. Demetrio Irby tallied 14 and Aric...

Golden Falcon grapplers capture key ECC victory

DUDLEY -- The Charles B. Aycock wrestling team prevailed in five of eight contested matches and cruised past county rival Southern Wayne 54-17 on Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons (15-5 overall) climbed into a first-place tie with archrival Eastern Wayne...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Trojans escape: Streeter's dunk keys late surge

MOUNT OLIVE -- Belmont Abbey nearly taught Mount Olive College a lesson about complacency on Monday afternoon. The Crusaders trailed by 18 at intermission, but used a mixture of zone and man-to-man defenses that nearly vexed the Trojans in the...

MOC women struggle with free throw shooting

MOUNT OLIVE -- One glance at the box score reveals the painful truth behind Mount Olive's women's 67-63 home loss to Conference Carolinas opponent Belmont Abbey on Monday afternoon. The Trojans shot less than 40 percent from the floor, went...

Realignment proposals submitted

Athletics directors and school administrators from eastern North Carolina high schools met at East Carolina University this morning to discuss the realignment draft proposal devised by the N.C. High School Athletic Association. The realignment committee will listen to concerns regarding...

Monday, January 21, 2008

Mount Olive men elude Limestone's upset bid

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Kendrick Easley delivered a tie-breaking basket in the final 120 seconds of play and pumped in 34 points as Mount Olive escaped Limestone 90-84 in a Conference Carolinas contest Saturday evening. Easley, who came within two points...

Garcia posts career outing against Tornado

MOUNT OLIVE -- Sophomore right-side hitter Noel Garcia provided a career-best 11 kills and Mount Olive College swept King (Tenn.) 30-19, 30-16, 30-21 during the inaugural MOC Tri-Match contested at Kornegay Arena. Pedro Penate and Osvaldo Perez supplied eight kills...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Goldsboro withstands Greene Central rallies

Goldsboro's boys and girls basketball teams both watched double-digit, second-half leads evaporate before holding on to earn wins over visiting Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference foe Greene Central on Friday night. The Cougars outscored the Rams 18-9 in overtime to...

Eastern Wayne girls dismantle Hunt

His tie loosened and small sweat stains creeping from underneath his shirt, Eastern Wayne women's basketball coach Brent Holland displayed mixed emotions Friday evening. He applauded the team's overall effort in a 63-33 shellacking of Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference...

MOC men's volleyball

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mike Carroll and Osvaldo Perez established career highs of 13 kills apiece as the Mount Olive College men's volleyball team swept Eastern Mennonite (Va.) 31-29, 30-22, 31-29 on Saturday afternoon at Kornegay Arena. Perez finished off EMU...

Local digest

PIKEVILLE -- Chantel Gaines led all scorers with 14 points as Charles B. Aycock turned back Kinston 47-42 on the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference girls basketball scene Friday evening. Gaines picked the Vikings for six steals as the Golden...

Friday, January 18, 2008

A Whitfield still in charge at Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- From the time Spring Creek first opened its doors as a middle school in 1979 and during its transition to a high school, a Whitfield has always been in charge of the athletics department. That won't...

Billups signs with Longwood University

Two years ago when Spring Creek transfer Brittani Billups stepped onto the Eastern Wayne campus, Warriors' head basketball coach Brent Holland knew he was inheriting a special athlete. What Holland didn't know was just how special the 6-foot-1 Billups would...

Local digest

* Mount Olive boys 53, Rosewood 23 -- Mount Olive (11-0 overall, 5-0) remained unbeaten thanks to 18 points from Breyon Johnson and 12 from Quintae Bradshaw. Nathan Huyser scored eight points for Rosewood. Mount Olive entertains Dillard on Jan...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Charger swimmers reach goal

Each time Wayne Country Day's swimmers jump into the pool this season, they're not concerned about outscoring opposing teams. With just 10 members-- boys and girls combined -- it's nearly impossible to accumulate enough points to win either a dual...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Eagle varisties claim CCC twinbill

With his focus fixed squarely on the Class 1-A Carolina Christian Conference tournament, Wayne Christian boys basketball coach Tim Brannan has all but thrown his club's record out the window. He's even gone as far as not keeping track of...

Goldsboro native takes top prize at third annual King Pin Scratch Open

Dave Douglass wasn't trying to think about the money. "I was just more focused on getting the ball out there and making good shots," he said. But the Goldsboro native admits it's hard not to entertain the idea of $5,000...

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JV sports * Wayne Country Day girls 31, Epiphany 21 -- Amber Mceachern scored 10 points and Sarah Best had nine to lead the Chargers. Wayne Country Day (3-4) faces St. Mary's on Jan. 24. Middle schools * Spring Creek...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

County swimmers dominate

Wayne County swimmers turned in a dominating performance during the season-ending, Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference Championships contested in the Goldsboro Family Y pool. Of the 20 events contested, swimmers from the three county schools -- Charles B. Aycock, Eastern...

Trojan men improve to 5-0 at Kornegay Arena this season

MOUNT OLIVE -- Coming off a seven-game road swing, the Mount Olive College men's basketball team rediscovered its homecourt advantage -- thanks to its bench -- Monday evening. Freshmen Craig Hayes and Aaron Dobson led the Trojan reserves with 17...

Trojan women keep improving

MOUNT OLIVE -- In the midst of a four-game losing streak heading into last weekend, Mount Olive's women's basketball team hadn't necessarily lost its way, but it was another defeat or two from breaking out the map. With their most...

Post 94 Senior Legion team hangs up cleats

SNOW HILL -- When James "Rabbit" Fulghum started an American Legion baseball program nearly four decades ago, his plan was to put a competitive -- and formidable -- team on the field. He succeeded. A pioneer in his sport, Fulghum's...

Williams signs with Trojans

From the time he was seven years old Eric Williams has been spending his summer's honing his skills at Mount Olive College's basketball camps. Now a senior at Wayne Christian, Williams will have the opportunity to continue to develop his...

Local digest

GREENVILLE -- Wayne Country Day's girls recorded their fifth straight win with a 54-2 romp over Oakwood on Monday. Brooke Norris had 13 points for the Chargers (7-7 overall) and Kim Martell added 10. Wayne Country Day visits Coastal Plains...

Monday, January 14, 2008

Tesar claims 125-pound title during third annual Battle at Little Big Horn

Four Wayne County grapplers -- all seniors -- seized gold medals during the third annual Battle at Little Big Horn wrestling invitational contested Saturday at Eastern Wayne. The Warriors' Chris Tesar edged New Bern's Jeremy Althizer 10-9 for the 125-pound...

Gurley, Reid lead CBA's matmen

WILSON -- Seniors Drake Gurley and Khiry Reid claimed their respective weight divisions, and Charles B. Aycock emerged the team champion in the sixth annual TDR Invitational contested Saturday at Beddingfield High School. Gurley defeated Oxford Webb's Bryan Bowen 4-2...

Norlina foils Eagles in overtime

Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Norlina Christian spoiled Wayne Christian's homecoming with 78-72 overtime victory on Saturday. The Eagles rallied from 11 points down with just over five minutes to play in regulation. Mount Olive College signee Eric Williams knocked...

Trojan men finish 1-2 at Nickel City tournament

BUFFALO. N.Y. -- Senior setter Zach Wilson dished out 106 assists and the Mount Olive College men's volleyball team posted a 1-2 record in the three-team Nickel City tournament this weekend. Wilson handed out 46 assists in the Trojans' season-opening...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

12 in a row: Rosewood grapplers rule league again

Each of the past 11 seasons, Rosewood's senior class has exited the Class 1-A Carolina/Albemarle regular-season, dual-team wrestling champion. Make that 12 in a row. The Eagles logged a 5-0 worksheet during Saturday's day-long, dual tournament on their home mat....

Goldsboro boys take EPC 2-A opener

The Goldsboro High varsity boys' and girls' basketball teams opened their respective Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference seasons in opposite fashion Friday evening. Demetrio Irby supplied 15 of his team-high 21 points in the second half as the Cougars turned...

County archrivals split ECC 3-A opener

DUDLEY -- Sure, their roster still says they have four sophomores and only three seniors on their team, but the Southern Wayne varsity boys' basketball team doesn't seem quite so young any more. After starting 0-6 and struggling to...

Gurganus' layup lifts Aycock in ECC opener

WILSON -- David Gurganus' layup at the buzzer lifted Charles B. Aycock to a 59-58 win its Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener at Wilson Beddingfield on Friday. After losing Jonathan Williams in the first quarter to a cut above...

Trojans sweep in-state rival Lees-McRae

BANNER ELK -- Kendrick Easley scored 17 points and Mount Olive used a 19-2 second-half run to turn back in-state rival Lees-McRae 97-59 in Conference Carolinas play Saturday afternoon. Mount Olive (9-3 overall, 5-1 CC) concluded its seven-game road trip...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Annual two-day affair brings nation's top coaches together

Each season, George Whitfield's annual baseball clinic reads like a "Who's Who" among coaches on the local, state and national levels. This year is no different. Appearing during the two-day affair, which begins tonight at Goldsboro High School, includes a...

Mount Olive and St. Andrews split Conference Carolinas twinbill

LAURINBURG -- Justin Melton led four players in double figures with 17 points as Mount Olive College defeated St. Andrews 87-82 in a Conference Carolinas men's basketball game Thursday evening. Brandon Streeter added 14 points for the Trojans, who remained...

Local digest

AHOSKIE -- Reco McCarter pumped in 25 points and Floronta Wynn added 15 during Wayne Country Day's 68-41, non-conference win over Ridgecroft. The Chargers (13-4 overall) entertain Faith Christian-Rocky Mount today in the Class 1-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference opener...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Eagles struggle on home court

For Rosewood's boys and girls basketball teams, the chance to renew old rivalries in Class 1-A Carolina Conference play begins Friday night. Unfortunately for the Eagles, both squads will have to do it on the heels of lopsided home losses...

Holmes leads Eagles on the road

SNOW HILL -- Josh Holmes ignited an early-match run and the Rosewood wrestling team romped past Greene Central 64-18 on Tuesday evening. The Rams, of the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference, seized a 12-6 lead after the completion of three...

Local digest

9th grade * Goldsboro boys 62, Greenville Rose 53 -- Michael Sawyer led the Cougars with 12 points. Adan Hobbs scored 10 and Xavier Knight and Tyree Boseman each added eight. Middle schools * Norwayne boys 33, Grantham 32 --...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Bulldogs stage second-half rally

PRINCETON -- The ability to turn it on when it counts. It's one of several reasons Princeton's boys are off to an 11-3 start this season. The Bulldogs rattled off nine unanswered points to start the fourth quarter and went...

C.B. Aycock matmen dismantle Demons

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock lost half its starting lineup to graduation, leadership and a state champion one year ago, but head coach Mark Bass isn't seeking sympathy. He's simply rebuilding with wrestlers who have silently waited in the wings...

Warriors' Ham signs with Mount Olive

Sound fundamentally. Room for improvement. Continues to work hard. The comments read like a coach's scouting report on a player, don't they? Not hardly. It's Kyle Ham's critique of his own golf game. "I do need to continue to work...

Trojan softball recognized for NCAA record book

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive softball finished fifth in the nation among NCAA Division II schools in average home attendance and total home attendance in 2007, as compiled by the NCAA. Nearly 3,000 fans -- 2,865 in fact -- attended...

Local digest

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Courtland Jones' 3-pointer with 10 seconds left lifted Spring Creek to a 69-66, non-conference victory over Union on Tuesday night. Sophomore Anthony Green recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jones and Lucas...

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

C.B. Aycock can't hold 19 point lead

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's varsity boys' and girls' basketball teams appeared poised to halt long, frustrating losing streaks Monday evening against SouthWest Edgecombe. But the Golden Falcons couldn't answer key runs. The Cougars, of the Class 3-A NEW 6...

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In its final test before conference play begins, Eastern Wayne prevailed at home 53-48 over West Craven on Monday night. Jamir Thomas, Cody Kirkham and Daviyon Whisonant each scored 12 points for the Warriors (4-8). Will White pitched in nine...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Aycock's streak comes to an end

PIKEVILLE -- The streak has halted. Washington claimed its first-ever Terry Pilkington Memorial Duals championship and ended Charles B. Aycock's seven-year reign as champion with a 35-32 victory Saturday afternoon. "We wrestled a very close match ... ended up a...

Local digest

Faith Christian's girls defeated Coastal Region 2-A foe Liberty Christian of Fayetteville 47-34 on Friday evening. Alyssa Hill finished with a double-double 18 points and 13 rebounds. Madison Caudle added nine points and seven rebounds and Rebecca Smith had six...

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Gators can't match Wildcats' intensity

The Associated Press RALEIGH -- A hard-fought victory over an obviously overmatched opponent. A season low in points in front of a restless crowd that booed the home team off the court at halftime. Don't expect North Carolina State's Gavin...

Tremie will manage K-Tribe

Chris Tremie has been named manager of the Kinston Indians for the 2008 season. The 38-year-old was promoted to the Single A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians after managing Low A Lake County last spring. A former draft pick by...

Trojans ranked No. 6 in preseason

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College, which came within one game of reaching the NCAA Division II College World Series a year ago, is ranked No. 6 in the 2008 Collegiate Baseball Division II preseason poll. The...

Mount Olive men and women slip at Anderson

MOC Sports Information ANDERSON, S.C. -- Brandon Streeter recorded his sixth double-double of the season, Aking Elting sparked a second-half rally and Montel Jones' three-point play thwarted a late Anderson comeback as No. 22 Mount Olive outlasted Anderson 77-70 in...

Local Sports Digest

From staff reports TEACHEY -- Kendrick Thompson posted a double-double as Southern Wayne claimed a 52-48, non-conference victory over Wallace-Rose Hill on Friday. Thompson collected 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Saints, who improved to 4-10. Desmond Raiford tallied...

Wayne Country Day girls rally in fourth

Avenging an earlier loss to Rosewood's girls might not have been Wayne Country Day's top priority Friday evening, but the outcome -- decided in the fourth quarter -- satisfied first-year head coach Eric Perry. Paced by their underclassmen, the Chargers...

Friday, January 4, 2008

Eastern Wayne sticks Hunt

Mind over matter. Or, in Cody Britt's case, technique over strength. Facing a shorter and more-muscular opponent Thursday evening, the Eastern Wayne grappler knew he had to wrestle a mistake-free match. He couldn't let Wilson Hunt's Johnnie Coleman gain the...

Local Sports Digest

From staff reports WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock remained unbeaten in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference wrestling ranks with a 49-25 conquest of Wilson Beddingfield on Thursday evening. The Golden Falcons triumphed in 9 of 12 contested matches and...

ConquerorsÕ defense turns back Liberty in second half

After watching 32 minutes of what he admitted to be frustrating basketball, Faith Christian boys basketball coach Jeff Stocks seemed more than relieved to have escaped Thursday night's meeting with Liberty-Durham with a victory. The Conquerors (7-3 overall) were less...

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Vikings' Trahan too much for MOC women

MOUNT OLIVE -- Maybe it was the mid-week afternoon start time. Or the two-week layoff. Or the continued lack of team chemistry. Whatever the problem, the Mount Olive College women's basketball team couldn't find a suitable remedy Wednesday afternoon. The...

Local Sports Digest

From staff reports ROCKY MOUNT -- Shantal Johnson had 15 points to lead Rosewood to a 45-32 victory at Rocky Mount Prep on Wednesday. Haile Meadows finished with nine points and Mary Jo Moore added seven. The Eagles play host...

Former Kenan standout Boykin earns All-American Status

NCWC Sports Information ROCKY MOUNT -- Former James Kenan standout and current North Carolina Wesleyan sophomore LeeRon Boykin has been selected to the NCAA Division III All-American football team. Boykin, who hails from Warsaw, achieved All-American status when he was...

Easley's free throw lifts Mt. Olive men

MOC Sports Information GREENVILLE, Tenn. -- Kendrick Easley converted the game-winning free throw with 10 seconds left as No. 22-ranked Mount Olive edged Tusculum 60-59 on Wednesday evening. Easley poured in a team-high 21 points for the Trojans (6-3 overall),...