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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Eastern Wayne gains ground on Wilson Hunt

Trailing by 17 strokes with two Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference men's golf tournaments remaining, Eastern Wayne needed to make up ground against Wilson Hunt on Tuesday afternoon. The host Warriors did on their home course. Senior Kyle Ham fired...

Local digest

WILMINGTON -- Eastern Wayne pounded out 16 hits en route to an 8-5, non-conference win at New Hanover on Tuesday. Nolan Lancaster was 4-for-5 with three RBI for the Warriors. Jeff Hill went 2-for-4 with a home run and Walker...

Kinston turns back Salem

Jared Goedert delivered the game-winning single in the 12th inning and Kinston turned back Salem 6-5 on Tuesday evening. Goedert's two-out, RBI hit gave the K-Tribe their second series win of the season. The Avalanche jumped ahead 5-0, but Kinston...

ECU, Ray slam Sehawks

Jamie Ray slugged a first-inning, grand slam and No. 30-ranked East Carolina cruised past UNC Wilmington 14-7 at Brooks Field on Tuesday evening. Ray's second career grand slam sparked a five-run, first-inning uprising for the Pirates (33-13 overall). Harrison Eldridge...

Chargers can't put ball in goal

The regret lies in not pulling the trigger. Wayne Country Day couldn't find the right offensive combination and endured a 1-0, overtime loss to Faith Christian-Rocky Mount in Class 1-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference game Tuesday afternoon. "This was a...

Moore lifts RHS in 74th minute

Visibly frustrated midway through the first half, Rosewood girls' soccer coach Eddie Maldonado yelled out to his players "whenever you want to score that's fine with me." The message finally sank in and Mary Jo Moore scored the game-winning goal...

Eagles' Allen hurls no-hitter vs. Rebels

Taylor Allen guaranteed nobody would forget his final appearance on the Rosewood High baseball mound. The senior right-hander threw a six-inning, no-hitter as the Eagles beat Class 1-A Carolina Conference rival North Duplin 12-2 on senior night at The Nest....

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ECU Pirate Armada at Walnut Creek

Autograph seekers came armed with footballs and hats. Cameras flashed periodically. Smiles and laughter filled the room. Purple-and-gold clad Pirate Nation members from Wayne, Greene, Lenoir, Sampson and Duplin County filled the banquet room at Walnut Creek Country Club on...

Narron a Huntsville Star

Goldsboro native Sam Narron spun six strong innings and clubbed a two-run homer during Huntsville's doubleheader sweep of Jacksonville on Monday afternoon. The Stars won the suspended game 10-9 and Narron mashed the round-tripper in a regularly-scheduled, 7-2 win. Narron...

K-Tribe avoid Avalanche

Beau Mills smashed two home runs, including a grand slam, as Kinston pummeled Salem 10-5 on Monday evening. Mills, who batted 3-for-5 with six RBI, belted his grand slam in the second inning. He added a two-run bomb, his third...

Richardson signs with Winnipeg

Former Mount Olive catcher Dustin Richardson has signed with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League. The Northern League is an eight-team independent minor league. Richardson batted .282 last year in time split between Chillicothe of the Frontier League and...

MOC baseball is Unanimous No. 1

Mount Olive College was an unanimous choice to keep its No. 1 ranking in the latest Collegiate Baseball Division II top 30 poll. The Trojans (49-5 overall) outscored their opponents 41-1 and posted four shutouts during a 5-0 week on...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Mount Olive completes sweep of Armstrong Atlantic State

MOUNT OLIVE -- If Ryan Schlecht was at his worst Sunday afternoon, Armstrong Atlantic State would certainly hate to see him at his best. Schlecht scattered six hits in an eight-inning stretch as No. 1-ranked Mount Olive dumped the Pirates...

Mudcats suspended by rain in Chattanooga

Intense rain halted play and eventually led to a suspension of Carolina's road game with Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon. The Lookouts led 2-0 in the fifth inning when play stopped. The teams will resume the game today at 6:15 p.m....

K-Tribe's rally falls short

Kinston scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Lynchburg held on for a 3-2 victory Sunday afternoon at historic Grainger Stadium. The Hillcats belted home runs in the first and seventh innings, and led 3-0 before the...

Smith records Hole-in-one

Kent Smith recently scored a hole-in-one at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Using a 3-iron, Smith aced the 200-yard, par 3 seventh hole. Playing partners Berry Anderson, Wayne Browning, Kim Smith and Bobby Smith witnessed the feat....

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mount Olive two wins away from setting school record

MOUNT OLIVE - What was billed as a battle between top ten teams in the Division II South Atlantic Region, quickly turned into a Trojan takeover. Number one ranked Mount Olive scored in three consecutive innings and went on to...

Prep boxscores

Box Score: C.B. Aycock - 001 001 1 - 3 7 0 Southern Wayne - 000 000 1 - 1 7 3 Leading Hitters - C.B. Aycock - Stevie Savage 2-3, RBI; Brittany Ford 1-3, 2b; Emily Jordan 1-2; Brooke...

C.B. Aycock-So. Wayne box score

Charles B. Aycock 11, Southern Wayne 0 At Dudley C.B. Aycock 201 042 2 -- 11 12 0 S. Wayne 000 000 0 -- 0 6 3 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Connor Narron 3-4, HR, 2 RBI; Jordan...

Local Sports Digest

From staff reports Janielle Daniel punched in two goals as Eastern Wayne thrashed Kinston 5-0 in a Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference women's soccer match Friday evening. It was the regular-season finale for both teams. The Warriors (9-6 overall, 7-3...

MOC jumps in spring

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- A three-peat in men's baseball and a runner-up finish in the softball tournament helped Mount Olive match its best-ever showing in the 2007-08 Conference Carolinas Joby Hawn Cup Standings. The Trojans also claimed regular-season...

Trojans get third third straight regional bid

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College men's golf team is headed back to the NCAA Division II tournament for the third consecutive season. The Trojans grabbed the No. 6 seed among Atlantic Region teams for the...

Mitchell, Sherrer, Cooper, Harrell are top athletes

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Sam Mitchell repeated as the Outstanding Female Student-Athlete and Jason Sherrer copped the Male Student-Athlete award during the annual Mount Olive College athletic banquet. The Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year award recognizes leadership, sportsmanship,...

Aycock exacts revenge on So. Wayne

DUDLEY -- It ain't over until it's over. The Charles B. Aycock softball team brought Yogi Berra's immortal words to life Friday against Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference rival Southern Wayne. And Berra would have been proud. The Golden Falcons...

Faith Christian easily defeats foe Mt. Calvary

Experienced and youth-laden Faith Christian is positioned to challenge for the N.C. Christian Schools Association Class 2-A Coastal East Region baseball title this spring. The Conquerors stayed among the region leaders with a 12-1 rout of Mt. Calvary on a...

Rosewood collects key league win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood is back in the playoff chase. Spring Creek is hanging on for dear life. The Eagles claimed a 3-2 victory Friday evening and swept the Class 1-A Carolina Conference regular-season series by a combined two runs....

Golden Falcons post shutout

DUDLEY -- Talk about bouncing back with vengeance. Two days after dropping a pivotal game for first place on the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference baseball scene, Charles B. Aycock responded with an 11-0 thumping of Southern Wayne on Friday...

Eastern Wayne puts final touches on ECC 3-A crown

From staff reports KINSTON -- During Jabo Fulghum's 16 seasons in New Hope, nine Eastern Wayne teams have been on the verge of winning conference championships in baseball, but each have had the door closed on them at the last...

Friday, April 25, 2008

Nation's top Division II team bangs out 20 hits

MOUNT OLIVE -- Alex Vertcnik delivered Mount Olive's lone hit during the first three innings against Virginia State University on Thursday afternoon. His teammates finally caught the hitting bug in the fourth inning. The No. 1-ranked Trojans exploded for 20...

Prep baseball box

Wayne Christian 7, Northwood Temple 4 At Wayne Christian NW Temple 101 002 0 -- 4 8 3 W. Christian 322 000 x -- 7 6 0 Leading hitters -- NW Temple -- Tyler Davis 3-4, 2 RBI; J.C. Hall...

Local digest

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock clinched the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season title outright with a 9-0 shutout of Southern Wayne on Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons (17-2 overall) remained unbeaten in eight ECC matches, and posted their 13th shutout...

American Legion season passes coming soon

Season passes will be available soon for the 2008 Wayne County American Legion Post 11 baseball season. The pass is $35 and all home games will be played at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex on the Southern Wayne campus. Single-game...

Lookouts ease past Mudcats

Cody Straight nailed a walk-off home run as Chattanooga edged Carolina 3-2 on Thursday evening. The Lookouts trailed 2-1 in the ninth and tied the game on a wild pitch. Straight followed with his round-tripper off Mudcats reliever Todd Doolittle,...

Hillcats use HR to beat K-Tribe

Chris Jones mashed a two-run homer off reliever Kinston reliever Heath Taylor and lifted Lynchburg to a 7-5 victory Thursday evening at historic Grainger Stadium. The Hillcats led 4-0 before Kinston answered with a four-run, fifth-inning uprising. The K-Tribe benefited...

Late entry becomes Classic's deer of the year

On Dec. 20, 2006, Jonathan Reasor and his father, Don Reasor were hunting deer on a 400-acre farm the family leases in Rockingham County near Browns Summit. While the day wasn't much different from any other hunting day, with the...

Fishing report

Northern District Dare, Hyde, Currituck & Beaufort Counties Ocean: Offshore action has improved somewhat with moderate amounts of yellow & blackfin tuna, wahoo, dolphin, king mackerel, amberjack, little tunny, and a few others. Mid-range anglers continue to struggle with very...

Wayne Christian gets WCC shutout

The Wayne Christian girls soccer team showcased its deep, youth-laden roster during a 4-0 victory over Northwood Temple on Thursday afternoon. "I thought we played very well today," said Eagles Daryl Anderson. "The girls showed a lot of intensity, and...

Wayne Christian picks up WCC victory

Wayne Christian baseball coach Tim Brannan had been stressing the importance of game-changing plays all season long. He finally got his wish Thursday afternoon. Michael Johnson's bases-loaded, sixth-inning diving catch in center field helped preserve the Eagles' 7-4 victory over...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Aycock tennis earns conference title

The journey from worst to first is complete. A basement dweller two seasons ago in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference men's tennis ranks, Charles B. Aycock now resides in the penthouse. The Golden Falcons officially moved into their new...

K-Tribe wins series

Kinston erupted for five first-inning runs and held on for a 5-3 victory over Salem at historic Grainger Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Johnny Drennen, Todd Martin, Niuman Romero and Alex Castillo combined for four hits and five RBI during the...

ECU beats Campbell

Brad Mincey supplied six strong innings on the mound and Jamie Ray pounded out three hits as East Carolina dumped Campbell 9-3 on Wednesday evening. Mincey (3-0) permitted three runs on six hits with four strikeouts. Seth Simmons posted his...

Trojans take two

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- No. 1-ranked Mount Olive College didn't take long to provide highlight-reel moments during its non-conference, baseball doubleheader against in-state rival Chowan University on Wednesday afternoon. Playing in front of ESPN cameras, Jesse Lancaster ripped...

NCAA On Campus at Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- A sleepy little town which houses an 82-year-old pickle factory might not be a "best-kept secret" any longer. Especially its baseball team. Currently ranked No. 1 in all three NCAA Division II polls, Mount Olive College is...

Correction

Correction Charles B. Aycock's Taylor DeMartini (4) celebrates her goal against Eastern Wayne with teammate Mallory Peacock. In Wednesday's edition of the News-Argus, it was incorrectly reported that Ashley Shingleton scored the Golden Falcons' goal. The News-Argus regrets the error...

Local digest

From staff reports Rosewood took advantage of timely hitting in the middle of the lineup and outlasted non-conference opponent Wilson Beddingfield 10-7 on Wednesday. Matt Neal and Taylor Allen emerged the Eagles' offensive leaders with two hits apiece. Holt Rains,...

Saints suffer first setback

WILSON -- Southern Wayne entered Wednesday's contest at Wilson Hunt on the verge of winning its first conference title in softball since 1992. The Saints will have to wait a little longer. The Warriors played stellar defense for seven innings...

Warriors alone at the top

One small step at a time. Eastern Wayne's travels from an 0-2 start to clinching a share of the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference regular-season title has been a marathon with its share of bumps along the way. The Warriors...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Spoilers: Shingleton tallies lone goal

A conference win over a county archrival -- on senior night. A post-game Gatorade bath. And Tom Zietlow didn't mind. After all, it was a perfect ending for the Charles B. Aycock girls' soccer coach on his birthday. Ashley Shingleton...

Local Sports Digest

From staff reports PRINCETON -- North Duplin scored three runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to rally for a 4-2 win at Class 1-A Carolina Conference softball rival Princeton on Tuesday. The loss was the Bulldogs' first...

Campbell paces MOC golf team

MOC Sports Information CLEMMONS -- Former Charles B. Aycock standout Ryan Campbell finished 15th overall during the 2008 Conference Carolinas men's golf tournament, which concluded Tuesday. A first-year player for Mount Olive, Campbell fashioned a 54-hole total of 149, which...

Mudcats ease past Smokies

Gaby Sanchez tallied the game-winning run on a throwing error as Carolina edged Tennessee 4-3 at Five County Stadium on Tuesday evening. Tied at 3-3 in the ninth, the Mudcats drew two walks and capitalized on the Smokies' defensive blunder...

Errors hurt K-Tribe at home

Salem profited from four Kinston errors and collected a 7-4 victory on the historic Grainger Stadium diamond Tuesday evening. Tim Torres delivered a decisive two-RBI, eighth-inning double as the Avalanche improved to 10-8 overall. Salem's final three runs were unearned...

Sowers throws complete game

Freshman Sthil Sowers threw his first complete game on the collegiate baseball scene as East Carolina dumped No. 27-ranked UNC Wilmington 6-1 on Tuesday evening. Sowers, who starred at North Lenoir, held the Seahawks scoreless for 82/3 innings. The right-hander...

Hunt nips Southern Wayne

WILSON -- Southern Wayne missed a chance to grab sole possession of third place in Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference baseball action Tuesday evening. Hunt is grateful it didn't happen. The Warriors benefited from Saints miscues and got a solid...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rain washes out ECC golf

Too close for comfort. Team scoring during the first three Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference golf matches has had coaches sweating bullets, but on Monday afternoon it was Mother Nature that brought about the tense moments. After players began the...

MOC baseball remainss number one

Mount Olive, for the third straight week, is the nation's top-ranked Division II team in the latest Collegiate Baseball and Ping Baseball top 30 polls. The Trojans (44-5 overall) received 476 of 480 points in the Collegiate Baseball rankings, eight...

List of postponements

From staff reports Monday's inclement weather forced the postponement of a few events involving Wayne County Public Schools. The annual Wayne County Boys Track and Field Championships has been rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Running and field events begin at 4...

Local digest

From staff reports Southern Wayne plated eight runs in the final three innings and claimed a come-from-behind, 8-4 non-conference victory over perennial independent schools power Wayne Christian on Monday afternoon. Traci Davis provided a fourth-inning RBI to put the Eagles...

Monday, April 21, 2008

MOC three-peats

WILSON -- With plenty of adversity suggesting Mount Olive couldn't win a third straight Conference Carolinas baseball tournament crown, all it needed was one reason to believe it could. Erik Lovett drove a three-run home run deep over the right...

Local digest

From staff reports WILSON -- Lani Fricks belted an eighth-inning, RBI single and Beddingfield's defense obliged with two errors as Eastern Wayne pulled out a 6-4 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference softball scene. The Bruins responded with a two-run...

MOC softball ends season

MOC Sports Information SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. -- Mount Olive seized a two-run lead in the opening inning, but fourth-seeded Pfeiffer rallied for a 4-2 victory in the 2008 Conference Carolinas softball championship game on Sunday evening. The third-seeded, injury-riddled Trojans concluded...

Trojans earn All-Tournament honors

WILSON -- With the Conference Carolinas tournament trophy tucked away, several Mount Olive players earned additional hardware on Sunday afternoon. Five Trojans earned spots on the all-tournament team -- Alex Vertcnik, Erik Lovett, Josh Harrison, Weston Curles and Casey Hodges....

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Conference Carolinas baseball: Mount Olive advances to title game

WILSON -- Masters of the blowout in the first two rounds of the 2008 Conference Carolinas baseball tournament, Mount Olive took on the role "king of the comeback" on Saturday afternoon. Anthony Williams' RBI single in the bottom of the...

Conference Carolinas softball: Trojans bounced into consolation bracket

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. -- Hitless in last year's season-ending tournament, Kat Cahoon is having the time of her life in the inaugural 2008 Conference Carolinas softball championships. Cahoon belted a walk-off, three-run homer as third-seeded Mount Olive dispatched 10th-seeded St. Andrews...

Conference Carolinas tennis: MOC men fourth, women fifth

SUMTER, S.C. -- Lees-McRae collected three singles points and defeated Mount Olive 5-1 in the third-place match in the 2008 Conference Carolinas men's tennis championships. The Trojans' lone victory occurred at No. 3 doubles. Mount Olive opened tournament play with...

Eastern Wayne cranks 5 homers against Bruins

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne slugged a season-high five home runs and pounded out 18 hits in an offensive-filled, 17-9 victory over Wilson Beddingfield on Friday evening. The Warriors (15-5 overall) remained tied atop the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference standings...

C.B. Aycock earns impressive ECC 3-A victory

PIKEVILLE -- Like a seasoned prize fighter, Charles B. Aycock needed just a few rounds to deliver a devastating knockout punch on Friday evening. The Golden Falcons opened up a 4-0 lead after one inning and pummeled Eastern Carolina 3-A...

Wilson Hunt shocks C.B. Aycock softball

PIKEVILLE -- Wilson Hunt snuffed out Charles B. Aycock's seventh-inning rally and emerged victorious 4-3 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference softball scene Friday evening. Late-inning errors haunted the Golden Falcons, who attempted to erase a three-run deficit in their...

Chargers slip from Eagles' grip

Pitching chart in hand, Rosewood head baseball coach Josh Smith watched helplessly from the dugout as his team labored through a disastrous sixth inning Friday evening. Surging Ayden-Grifton parlayed three errors and three hits into a four-run outburst, and used...

WCDS baseball gets second CPIC win of 2008

Wayne Country Day School put together a complete team effort as they dropped visiting Greenfield 12-2 in a Class 1-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference contest Friday afternoon. The Chargers (4-9 overall, 2-2 CPIC) played flawless defense and ripped the Knights'...

Conference Carolinas baseball: Mount Olive advances to title game

WILSON -- Masters of the blowout in the first two rounds of the 2008 Conference Carolinas baseball tournament, Mount Olive took on the role "king of the comeback" on Saturday afternoon. Anthony Williams' RBI single in the bottom of the...

Conference Carolinas softball: Trojans bounced into consolation bracket

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. -- Hitless in last year's season-ending tournament, Kat Cahoon is having the time of her life in the inaugural 2008 Conference Carolinas softball championships. Cahoon belted a walk-off, three-run homer as third-seeded Mount Olive dispatched 10th-seeded St. Andrews...

Conference Carolinas tennis: MOC men fourth, women fifth

SUMTER, S.C. -- Lees-McRae collected three singles points and defeated Mount Olive 5-1 in the third-place match in the 2008 Conference Carolinas men's tennis championships. The Trojans' lone victory occurred at No. 3 doubles. Mount Olive opened tournament play with...

Eastern Wayne cranks 5 homers against Bruins

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne slugged a season-high five home runs and pounded out 18 hits in an offensive-filled, 17-9 victory over Wilson Beddingfield on Friday evening. The Warriors (15-5 overall) remained tied atop the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference standings...

C.B. Aycock earns impressive ECC 3-A victory

PIKEVILLE -- Like a seasoned prize fighter, Charles B. Aycock needed just a few rounds to deliver a devastating knockout punch on Friday evening. The Golden Falcons opened up a 4-0 lead after one inning and pummeled Eastern Carolina 3-A...

Wilson Hunt shocks C.B. Aycock softball

PIKEVILLE -- Wilson Hunt snuffed out Charles B. Aycock's seventh-inning rally and emerged victorious 4-3 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference softball scene Friday evening. Late-inning errors haunted the Golden Falcons, who attempted to erase a three-run deficit in their...

Chargers slip from Eagles' grip

Pitching chart in hand, Rosewood head baseball coach Josh Smith watched helplessly from the dugout as his team labored through a disastrous sixth inning Friday evening. Surging Ayden-Grifton parlayed three errors and three hits into a four-run outburst, and used...

WCDS baseball gets second CPIC win of 2008

Wayne Country Day School put together a complete team effort as they dropped visiting Greenfield 12-2 in a Class 1-A Coastal Plains Independent Conference contest Friday afternoon. The Chargers (4-9 overall, 2-2 CPIC) played flawless defense and ripped the Knights'...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Curles records stroung outing

WILSON -- Consider the message sent loud and clear. Derailing top-seeded Mount Olive's journey toward a third consecutive Conference Carolinas tournament title is going to take an opponent's best effort and then some. Weston Curles took a no-hitter into the...

Valazquez throws one-hitter for SW

DUDLEY -- Everyone did their part. Southern Wayne got hits from 10 different players as they routed Kinston 10-0 in their Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference game on the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex diamond. Raymond Valazquez threw a six-inning, one-hitter...

Golden Falcons collect shutout on home pitch

PIKEVILLE -- Goals have been a precious commodity for the Charles B. Aycock girls' soccer team this season. And Thursday evening was no exception. The Golden Falcons preserved a late first-half goal with solid defense and captured a 1-0, non-conference...

Trojan softball starts quest today

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. -- Mount Olive head softball coach Jaime Kylis-Higginbotham has heard the rumblings all season. How can a team loaded with talent, including an outstanding pitching staff, compile just 26 wins and split so many doubleheaders? Higginbotham, unlike the...

Ford signs with D-III Amherst

The chance to attend a highly-respected academic institution nestled among the picturesque New England states? Ryan Ford just couldn't say "no" when he toured the Amherst (Mass.) College campus. And his decision became easier when he spoke with Bill Thurston,...

Nearly century-old lodge desperately needs repair

Some things never change. Unfortunately for the sportsmen, photographers, and community members who frequent the Mattamuskeet Lodge in Swan Quarter, the outdoor haven is not one of them. In it's nearly century-old history, the lodge has served several purposes such...

Spring fishing seminar in Greenville

If you would like a few pointers to make your fishing more fun and productive, spring fishing seminars are available. The closest seminar for Wayne County residents is April 29 at the Walter L. Stasavich Nature Center in Greenville. North...

Drennen delivers walk-off single for K-Tribe

Johnny Drennen delivered a game-winning, walk-off single in the ninth inning as Kinston rallied past Myrtle Beach 2-1 at historic Grainger Stadium. Gorkys Hernandez belted the game's first pitch over the fence to give the Pelicans a 1-0 lead. K-Tribe...

Local digest

Wayne Christian exploded for 11 runs in the third inning and roughed up Parrott Academy 14-0 in five innings on Thursday. Sarah McCollum went 3-for-3 with two doubles and Carlie Hightower and Brittany Sullivan both added a pair of hits....

Mudcats blank Jackson

Willie Glen and three bullpen mates combined for a seven-hit shutout as Carolina blanked Jacksonville 7-0 at the Baseball Grounds on Thursday evening. Glen, in his first start since 2004, permitted just three hits in five innings and posted four...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Trojans ready to defend title

WILSON -- The new season starts today as No. 1-ranked Mount Olive College begins defense of its Conference Carolinas baseball tournament championship at historic Fleming Stadium. The top-seeded Trojans (40-4 overall) oppose either eighth-seeded St. Andrews or ninth-seeded Coker at...

Eastern Wayne outlasts New Hanover

Maybe it was the after affects of an emotional conference win on the road Tuesday evening or the late night that resulted from the trip home. Whatever the reason, Eastern Wayne appeared to lack life and emotion as it trudged...

Rosewood falls 2-1

Class 1-A Carolina Conference soccer rivals Rosewood and North Johnston played identical halves Wednesday evening. But the Panthers won the half that counted the most. Four-foot-11 dynamo Haley Newsome collected the game-winning goal in the 58th minute as the Panthers...

Saints overpower Devils

DUDLEY -- Maybe it was divine intervention. After four innings of poor at-bats and stale offense, Southern Wayne finally woke up offensively and pounded out a 7-3, non-conference victory over South Lenoir on Wednesday afternoon. Saints right-hander Lauren Darden and...

Local digest

Eastern Wayne secured two doubles points and edged perennial Class 4-A power Wilmington Laney, 5-4, on the Wayne Community College courts Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors' No. 1 tandem of Drew Jackson-David Benton and the No. 2 duo of Chris Knobling-Eric...

ECU beats The Citadel

Dustin Harrington delivered a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning as No. 23-ranked East Carolina escaped The Citadel 4-3 on Wednesday evening. Tied at 3-3 in the 10th, the Pirates' Brandon Henderson singled to left field for his third hit...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Eagles profit from extra outs vs. PHS

Rarely does giving an opponent free outs not come at a cost. Rosewood benefited from a pair of walks in a three-run, fifth-inning surge which broke open a tight game and led to a 7-2 victory over Class 1-A Carolina...

Eastern Wayne hits, walks past Wilson Hunt, 8-5

WILSON -- During his 15-plus seasons at Eastern Wayne, varsity baseball coach Jabo Fulghum has watched his teams finish runner-up in regular-season conference play on nine occasions. His 2008 team just might shed the bridesmaid role. The Warriors defeated Wilson...

Bulldogs push across lone run in sixth inning

It only takes one run. The Princeton offense sputtered for five innings, but a lone sixth-inning run proved to be the difference as the Bulldogs topped Class 1-A Carolina Conference archrival Rosewood 1-0 on Tuesday evening. Princeton starter April Keene...

MOC captures second game of doubleheader

MOUNT OLIVE -- Morgan Whaley smashed a three-run homer during a seven-run, fourth-inning uprising as Mount Olive dismantled Chowan 10-1 in game two of their doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon. Chowan claimed the opener 4-3. Catcher Bailey Harrell batted 2-for-2 with...

K-Tribe dealt another defeat

Ryan Tucker and the Carolina bullpen combined for a four-hitter in a 2-0 victory over Jacksonville at the Baseball Grounds. Tucker (1-1) tossed six scoreless innings and escaped a third-inning jam when the Suns put two runners aboard with no...

Local digest

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek held on to pick up a 9-8 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival North Duplin on Tuesday. Steven Best went 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBI for the Gators. Dontay Boseman, Kevin Prunest, Alex...

Prep baseball box scores

Rosewood 7, Princeton 2 At Rosewood Princeton 002 000 0 -- 2 7 2 Rosewood 200 032 x -- 7 10 1 Leading hitters -- Princeton -- Michael Radford 3-4; Ryan Daughtry 1-2; Benton Myers 2-4, RBI; Pat Jacobs 1-4....

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Eastern Wayne captures county crown

Eastern Wayne's depth paid off Monday afternoon. The Warriors emerged victorious in seven events, including three relays, and retained their Wayne County Girls Track and Field Championship crown at Little Big Horn. Multiple-place finishes in every event proved critical for...

Princeton upsets Aycock 5-4

PRINCETON -- Princeton slumbered through two-plus innings and hardly opened its eyes on a dreary, chilly Monday afternoon. But the sleeping dog woke up. Michael Radford's third-inning double and sixth-inning single ignited two scoring rallies as Princeton clawed past Charles...

Princeton-C.B. Aycock box score

Princeton 5, C.B. Aycock 4 C.B. Aycock 012 000 1 -- 4 7 1 Princeton 003 002 x -- 5 6 4 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Jordan Carr 2-4, 2 RBI; Jonathan Taylor 2-3, RBi; Connor Narron 1-1;...

Rosewood holds off Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood hoped its rigorous and challenging non-conference schedule would pay dividends once conference play began. The Eagles took the first step Monday evening. Gabby Cornman scored the game's lone goal in a 1-0 victory over county rival...

Local digest

DUDLEY -- Phil Howell scattered four hits over five innings and allowed one earned run as Southern Wayne held off Triton 3-2 at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex on Monday. Raymond Valazquez pitched the final two innings to earn the...

MOC baseball remains No. 1

Mount Olive remained No. 1 in the latest Collegiate Baseball Division II top 30 poll and climbed back to the top spot in the Ping Baseball top 30 poll. The Trojans (40-4 overall) also kept their No. 1 spot in...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Conference Carolinas champs clobber Crusaders

MOUNT OLIVE -- Clinging to a three-run lead and sputtering on defense, Mount Olive relied on its bread and better -- offense -- to turn back in-state rival Belmont Abbey on Sunday afternoon. Jesse Lancaster slugged a three-run homer and...

Mudcats slam Biscuits

Carolina hit a grand slam in consecutive games for the first time in club history and cruised past Montgomery 9-2 at Five County Stadium on Sunday afternoon. It was the teams' series finale. One day after Lee Mitchell hit a...

Cannons sweep K-Tribe

Potomac pitcher Jordan Zimmerman did not allow a base runner until the fourth inning and carried a no-hitter into the sixth during a 9-4 victory over Kinston on Sunday afternoon. John Drennen busted Zimmerman's no-hit bid with an RBI double....

Kemp mashes walk-off homer

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Corey Kemp slugged a two-out, walk-off home run in the ninth inning as No. 28-ranked East Carolina edged Marshall 5-3 in their Conference USA series finale Sunday afternoon. Kemp ripped his league-leading 12th homer as...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

ESPN's "NCAA On Campus" coming to Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE -- "NCAA On Campus" is coming to Mount Olive College. The ESPN television show plans to run a segment on the Trojan baseball team, currently ranked No. 1 by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA, and No. 2 by...

ECC softball: Saints finally get revenge

PIKEVILLE -- Southern Wayne wanted revenge. Haunted by three one-run losses to Charles B. Aycock on the softball diamond a year ago, the Saints got their much-anticipated win Friday evening. Lindsey Pearsall made sure it happened. The senior catcher delivered...

Rebels knock off Eagles

CALYPSO -- There are two sides to every coin. On one side, Rosewood barely escaped county rival Spring Creek on Tuesday evening. On the flipside, North Duplin nearly upended perennial power Ayden-Grifton. The Rebels avoided the letdown. North Duplin scratched...

Trojans repeat as Conference Carolinas baseball regular-season champs

MOUNT OLIVE -- Despite a two-hour rain delay, Mount Olive successfully defended its Conference Carolinas baseball regular-season title on a soggy Saturday afternoon. The Trojans upended Belmont Abbey 10-7 in game one of their doubleheader at Scarborough Field and clinched...

Rosewood edges North Duplin softball in 9 innings

CALYPSO -- Jennifer Hall scored the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning on a fielder's choice and Rosewood held on to defeat North Duplin 5-4. Hall finished the game 3-for-5. Jessica Price, Alysa Spell and Christina Bruton...

Friday, April 11, 2008

AG tennis aces Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Grunts punctuated groundstrokes. Close shots drew either groans or sighs of relief. And while each individual match resulted in a win or loss, Class 1-A Carolina Conference men's tennis rivals Spring Creek and Ayden-Grifton undoubtedly staged a...

K-Tribe wins in 16 innings

Carlos Rivero delivered the game-winning hit in the 16th inning as Kinston edged Frederick 6-5 at historic Grainger Stadium earlier this morning. The Carolina League contest took nearly five hours to complete and each team used six pitchers. All three...

Local digest

WILSON -- Eric DuBose pitched a complete game for Charles B. Aycock in a 3-2, non-conference victory over Wilson Fike. Josh Matin led the Aycock offense with an RBI double. Bryant Hill and Zach Wright each belted RBI singles in...

Prep baseball box

Eastern Wayne 16, Spring Creek 0 (5 inn.) Eastern Wayne 200 (11)3 -- 16 16 0 Spring Creek 000 00 -- 0 4 2 Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Walker Gourley 3-4, HR, RBI; Jose Ponce 3-4, RBI; Nolan...

Eastern Wayne downs Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Eastern Wayne pounded out 16 hits and used an 11-run, fourth-inning outburst to defeat county foe Spring Creek 16-0 on Thursday afternoon. The Warriors started off slow, however. Spring Creek hurler Paul Hayes allowed two early runs,...

Prep tennis boxscores

Ayden-Grifton 7 Spring Creek 2 Singles: No. 1 Eric Sjoerdsma (AG) d. Daniel Richter 7-6 (5), 6-0; No. 2 A.J. Lewis (AG) d. Matt Richter 6-4, 7-5; No. 3 Colby Strickland (SC) d. Peter Ramirez 6-2, 2-6, 10-3; No. 4...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

League leaders: Golden Falcons seize top perch

PIKEVILLE -- One good deed deserves another. Eastern Wayne halted Charles B. Aycock's phenomenal 28-year, conference-match win streak during the girls' tennis season in the fall. Charles B. Aycock returned the favor Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons swept the singles...

C.B. Aycock-Eastern Wayne tennis box score

C.B. Aycock 9 Eastern Wayne 0 Singles: No. 1 Blake Vail (CBA) d. Drew Jackson 6-0, 6-3; No. 2 Addison Westbrook (CBA) d. David Benton 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Blake Cooper (CBA) d. Chris Knobling 6-2, 5-7, 10-8; No. 4...

Southern Wayne-West Craven baseball box score

Southern Wayne 5, West Craven 0 At Dudley West Craven 000 000 0 -- 0 2 1 Southern Wayne 002 021 x -- 5 8 0 Leading hitters -- West Craven -- Logan Swindell 1-3; Chris Hardison 1-3. Southern Wayne...

Local digest

LaGRANGE -- Cambric Moye belted a two-out grand slam in the top of the seventh inning lifting Eastern Wayne to an 8-6, come-from-behind victory at North Lenoir on Wednesday. Moye also hit a solo home run in the sixth and...

Sanchez leads Cats' offense

Gaby Sanchez homered and collected three RBI as Carolina claimed its home opener, 7-1, against Montgomery at Five County Stadium. Sanchez collected a second-inning RBI and whacked an eighth-inning, two-run homer for the Mudcats, who snapped their two-game losing streak....

Keys hold off K-Tribe

Frederick tallied six runs during a three-inning stretch and handed Kinston a 9-8 loss on the historic Grainger Stadium diamond Wednesday evening. K-Tribe catcher Brian Juhl mashed a three-run homer in the seventh to close the gap to one run....

ECU dumps Elon

Broc Sutton smashed two home runs and No. 28-ranked East Carolina scored nine runs in the final two innings to turn back in-state rival Elon University 12-7 on Wednesday evening. With one out, the Pirates sent 10 consecutive batters to...

MOC softball downs Barton

MOUNT OLIVE -- Bailey Harrell provided the go-ahead, RBI single in the sixth inning as Mount Olive rallied past Conference Carolinas archrival Barton 8-5 in game one of their doubleheader Wednesday afternoon. Jenny Jackson added a two-run homer and retired...

Southern Wayne records shutout

DUDLEY -- Get them on. Get them over. Get them in. Southern Wayne used that workman-like attitude in a 5-0, non-conference win over West Craven on the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex baseball diamond Wednesday afternoon. Taking a break from the...

Chargers pass good test before key CPIC game

With a major conference test just 48 hours away, Wayne Country Day passed Wednesday's tune-up with relative ease. Kim Martell and Catherine Ford each scored a goal, and a stingy Chargers defense did the rest in a 2-0 victory over...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Eagles soar ahead early, weather rally

Never take a lead for granted. Rosewood nearly learned that lesson Tuesday evening. The Eagles capitalized on early defensive miscues by Spring Creek and raced to a six-run lead through four innings. However, the Gators climbed to within a single...

Local digest

KENLY -- Ashley Braswell's single up the middle in the top of the 12th inning drove home Hannah Wood and lifted Princeton to a 1-0 Carolina 1-A Conference victory at North Johnston on Tuesday. Braswell and Wood both finished with...

Frederick slips past K-Tribe

Kinston's rally from a four-run deficit came up short in an 8-7 loss to Carolina League rival Frederick at historic Grainger Stadium. The Keys scored the game's first four runs before the K-Tribe's Beau Mills belted a two-run homer in...

MOC's Schlecht Conference pitcher of the week

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive pitcher Ryan Schlecht, who leads the nation in wins, has been named the Conference Carolinas pitcher of the week for the third time this season. Schlecht collected his school-record 10th mound win during a 9-2...

Streeter, Easley receive honor

Mount Olive College men's basketball players Brandon Streeter earned fourth-team Division II All-American honors and Kendrick Easley received honorable mention accolades. It's the first time in school history that two players earned All-American recognition in the same season. Streeter and...

Meadows no-hits Gators

Although Spring Creek put runners aboard in five of seven innings Tuesday evening, the Gators couldn't get a hit. Haile Meadows made sure of it. The Rosewood hurler mixed her pitches well and held Spring Creek hitless in a 7-0,...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Faith falls to Wilmington Christian

One timely hit. The scenario plagued the Faith Christian softball team all afternoon during its 5-4, nine-inning loss to fellow N.C. Christian Schools member Wilmington Christian. The Conquerors stranded 10 runners, including nine in scoring position with less than two...

Rosewood tops Southern Wayne 3-0

ROSEWOOD -- A new scoring tandem, born from injuries which forced a lineup shift, emerged in Rosewood's 3-0 victory over cross-county rival Southern Wayne on Monday evening. Kaitlyn Conger started the season on defense, but moved to forward two games...

Local digest

SNOW HILL - James Kersey and Jason Perry each kept opponents from winning a single game as Greene Central powered past South Central 9-0 in non-confererence tennis action Monday afternoon. Eric Simmons, Trey Cash, Colby Chase and Andrew Harrison all...

MOC regains number one ranking

No. 1 again. Mount Olive returned atop the Collegiate Baseball Division II top 30 poll after spending last week at the No. 3 spot. The Trojans (37-4 overall) finished six points ahead of Sonoma State (Calif.) and Southern Arkansas, which...

MOC splits with Erskine

DUE WEST, S.C. -- Freshman Aubrey Reinhard belted a three-run homer and Morgan Whaley added a two-run homer as Mount Olive knocked off Erskine, 7-4, in game two of their Conference Carolinas doubleheader Monday afternoon. The Trojans (21-18 overall) snapped...

Monday, April 7, 2008

MOC sports wrap

WHITE LAKE -- Jonathan Greene tied for fifth in individual play and Mount Olive ended up eighth overall in the Carolina Sands Men's Golf Intercollegiate contested Sunday. Tournament officials shortened the event to 18 holes due to Saturday's inclement weather....

Greater Goldsboro Road Race Results

Greater Goldsboro Road Race Men's 10k results 1. Lloyd Kelso* 40:07 1. Richard Stotlar 40:15 2. Josh Lewis 40:45 3. Elpidio Sanchez 41:44 4. Peter Roethling 42:01 5. David Frederick 42:13 6. Robert Dudley 43:10 7. Kent Vinson 44:05 8....

Mudcats suffer first setback

Carolina's three-game win streak is over. Mobile capitalized on seven Mudcats walks and cruised to 5-0 victory at Hank Aaron Stadium on Sunday afternoon. It was Carolina's first defeat in four outings this season. The Mudcats outhit the Baybears 9-6,...

K-Tribe halted by rain

Weekend rain rendered the historic Grainger Stadium diamond unplayable and forced the postponement of the Kinston's doubleheader against Winston-Salem on Sunday. The K-Tribe is off today and begins a three-game home series against Frederick on Tuesday. First pitch is 7...

ECU baseball tops Southern Miss

Freshman Trent Whitehead collected four RBI as No. 24-ranked East Carolina dumped No. 20-ranked Southern Miss 11-3 on Sunday afternoon. The Pirates (21-9 overall) won their second consecutive Conference USA series and improved to 5-4 in league play. The Golden...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Eastern Wayne puts together complete game versus archrival

Eastern Wayne proved its coming together at the perfect time on Friday evening. Timely hitting, strong relief pitching and good situational defense helped Eastern Wayne turn back county arch-rival Southern Wayne 5-2 on the New Hope diamond. The Warriors...

Local preps digest

From staff reports SEVEN SPRINGS -- Alex Casey emerged an offensive leader and the winning pitcher as Spring Creek throttled Ayden-Grifton 12-2 on the Class 1-A Carolina Conference baseball scene Friday evening. Offensively, Casey batted 2-for-3 with four RBI and...

Mitchell -- Osborne Award winner

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Sam Mitchell, a senior student-athlete at Mount Olive College, has been named winner of the prestigious Murphy Osborne Award. Considered the top honor among Conference Carolinas institutions, the award recognizes excellence in academics, athletics...

MOC and Erskine rained out on Saturday

MOC Sports Information DUE WEST, S.C. -- The much anticipated three-game Conference Carolinas baseball series between nationally second-ranked Mount Olive and No.14 Erskine ended as a one-game series as Saturday's doubleheader was canceled due to rain. The doubleheader is not...

Rain nor shoes deter runners

A little rain may have kept some casual runners indoors Saturday morning, but not the over 200 die-hard distance striders that participated in the 30th annual Greater Goldsboro Road Run. Even with wet weather gripping most of the event, Kiwanis...

Power-hitting Saints too much for Eastern Wayne

Experience comes slowly with costly mistakes. Youth-laden Eastern Wayne and first-year head coach Tony Parrish learn that lesson each time they step onto the softball diamond this season. And during each outing, says Parrish along with opposing coaches, the Warriors...

C.B. Aycock keeps pace in ECC 3-A

From staff reports PIKEVILLE -- Keep the pace. Will Edgerton slugged a first-inning home run and Charles B. Aycock dumped Wilson Beddingfield 10-1 on Friday evening. The Golden Falcons (11-4 overall) remained tied with county archrival Eastern Wayne atop the...

Benton's triple ends 15-inning marathon

PIKEVILLE -- A showdown for a first-place share of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference softball lead turned into a war of attrition Friday evening. Torie Benton delivered the game-winning triple in the bottom of the 15th inning as defending league...

Friday, April 4, 2008

North Johnston profits from miscues

Although it's been no stranger to adversity this season, Rosewood's varsity baseball team got another healthy dose on a miserable Thursday evening. Battling rainy conditions and an advantageous North Johnston team, the Eagles suffered an 11-2 loss in Class 1-A...

Saints' offense wakes up in middle innings

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne shook off the rust from an extended break and turned back Wilson Hunt 6-1 in their Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference softball contest Thursday. An error allowed Hunt to grab a 1-0 lead. The Warriors kept...

Mudcats swim past BayBears

Burke Badenhop worked six-plus innings in his Florida organizational debut and Cameron Maybin uncorked a tape-measure home run in Carolina's season-opening, 3-1 victory over Southern League rival Mobile. Badenhop held the BayBears scoreless through five innings and permitted an unearned...

Former Mount Olive catcher signs minor league contract

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS -- Former Mount Olive catcher Craig Hurba agreed to terms on a contract with the Kansas City T-Bones on Thursday. Kansas City is a member of the Northern League, an independent minor league....

Local digest

Wayne Christian's Traci Davis and Cynthia Burroughs combined for a no-hitter in a 15-0, three-inning victory over fellow Carolina Christian 1-A member Cresset Christian. Davis retired five of six batters on strikeouts in a two-inning stint. Burroughs threw a perfect...

Prep boxscore

Southern Wayne 6, Wilson Hunt 1 At Dudley Hunt 010 000 0 -- 1 2 1 Southern Wayne 002 022 x -- 6 11 3 Leading hitters -- Hunt -- Amber Parrish 1-3, 2B; Candy Capps 1-3. Southern Wayne --...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Seventh inning heroics propel Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- Stephen Strouse delivered the game-winning single in the seventh inning as Charles B. Aycock escaped Southern Wayne 4-3 on Wednesday evening. For six-plus innings, the Saints seemed destined for their fourth Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference win of...

Eastern Wayne outlasts Kinston

Eastern Wayne plodded through five miserable innings Wednesday evening. The sixth inning, however, was memorable. The Warriors erupted for nine runs and buried pesky Kinston 11-5 on the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference baseball scene. With the victory, Eastern Wayne...

Local digest

KENLY -- Leigh Smith pounded out three hits as Charles B. Aycock defeated North Johnston 4-0 for its 10th win of the season. Stevie Savage, Torie Benton and Amber Baker each contributed hits to the Falcon cause. North Johnston was...

Trojans ready for Flying Fleet

"Hit me with your best shot." The Pat Benatar track could be Mount Olive's theme song this season. No matter who the Trojan baseball team faces, it always seems to take the opponent's best shot. Carl Lancaster doesn't expect this...

ECU tops Campbell

GREENVILLE -- Daniel Holder tossed five scoreless innings and freshman Trent Whitehead slugged home a run as No. 24-ranked East Carolina routed Campbell 11-2 at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Whitehead's slam spearheaded a seven-run, seventh-inning outburst. Bobby Fowler recorded his first-ever collegiate...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sherrer named Conference Carolinas player of the week

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive catcher Jason Sherrer has been named the Conference Carolinas baseball player of the week for the third time this season. Sherrer delivered a career-best, five-hit effort in the Trojans' first game against Coker (S.C.) College...

N.C. State downs ECU

GREENVILLE -- Eryk McConnell scattered six hits in a five-inning stint as in-state rival North Carolina State edged No. 24-ranked East Carolina 4-3 at Clark-LeClair Stadium. McConnell (3-1) permitted one run, struck out three and walked two. Joey Cutler relieved...

All-ECC list

Basketball Boys Jon Hart So. Wayne Kendrick Thompson So. Wayne Dwight Smith So. Wayne Jamere Thomas E. Wayne Daviyon Whisonant E. Wayne Khendra Reid C.B. Aycock Girls Brittani Billups E. Wayne Tiarra McIntyre E. Wayne Danielle Daniel E. Wayne Chantel...

Local digest

Crystal Lemmon collected two goals as the Eastern Wayne women's soccer team cruised past Kinston 5-0 on a soggy Little Big Horn pitch Tuesday evening. The Warriors (5-3 overall) improved to 4-1 against Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opposition. The...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Road Race is more than just miles

For some, running can be a chore avoided at all costs. Not so for Farris Duncan, Dave Thomas and Lee Adams. Running continues to serve as a therapeutic teacher of invaluable life lessons for the trio. Thomas, 70 years young,...

Local digest

HOBGOOD -- Despite soggy conditions, the Wayne Country Day women's soccer team sloshed past Hobgood Academy 5-0 on Monday afternoon. Eighth-grader Mack Thompson tallied two goals in the 1st and 41st minutes for the Chargers, who improved to 4-1-1 overall...