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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Local Preps Digest

MOUNT OLIVE -- Jasmine Reeves and Tara Simmons battled to the wire and shared medalist honors during the fourth Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference women's golf match contested Tuesday afternoon. Reeves and Simmons carded identical 9-hole rounds of 39 on...

Southern Wayne deals Aycock a three-set loss

DUDLEY -- There's no time like the present for Southern Wayne. After dropping their first nine matches of the season, the Saints recorded their second consecutive win with a 25-11, 25-12, 30-28 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Charles...

Rosewood takes sole possession of first place

Defense. Serving. Mental edge. And Taylor Johnson. Rosewood had all those intangibles in its favor Tuesday afternoon. A senior middle hitter, Johnson provided a double-double -- 20 kills, 16 digs -- in a 25-18, 25-17, 25-21 triumph over archrival Princeton....

Trojans' Dracz notches first goal

MOC Sports Information HICKORY -- Felicia Dracz notched her first goal of the season, but Mount Olive College fell to regionally-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne 4-1 in a non-conference women's soccer match Tuesday evening. It was the Trojans' fifth loss against a top-10...

Aycock, Saints chase S. Johnston

DUDLEY -- In a year that has been defined by dominance on the cross country circuit, it was South Johnston that set the pace in the most recent Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tri-meet at Southern Wayne on Tuesday afternoon. The...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Local digest

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock continued to roll though Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play with a 9-0 decision over North Lenoir on the tennis courts Monday afternoon. Hollie Baker set the tone for the Golden Falcons with a 6-0,...

Rosewood shuts out Princeton

Wipe the slate clean. Start fresh. Coming off two non-league victories this season, Rosewood opened Carolina 1-A Conference play in fast -- and dominating -- fashion on a pleasant autumn evening at Branch Pope Field. Scott Pate notched a hat...

GHS-SWHS boxscore

Southern Wayne 0 6 6 0 -- 12 Goldsboro 6 7 7 0 -- 20 First quarter G -- Montgomery 10 run (kick failed), 6:27 Second quarter G -- Jones 7 run (Odom kick), 8:54 SW -- Bradshaw 45 run...

Goldsboro holds-off Southern Wayne

How about some Monday Night Football with a little Wayne County flair? Goldsboro jumped out to a two-touchdown advantage, survived a see-saw second half and upended county rival Southern Wayne 20-12 at Cougar Stadium. Heavy rains postponed the game from...

C.B. Aycock downs Eastern Wayne in OT

PIKEVILLE -- Jose Rodriguez is quickly adding his name to Wayne County soccer lore. Rodriguez scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime period and lifted Charles B. Aycock to a 2-1 win over county archrival Eastern Wayne at Hardy...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Trojan spikers maintain conference lead

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Avoid the emotional letdown. Less than 24 hours after claiming a come-from-behind victory over an in-state nemesis, Mount Olive College pounded Belmont Abbey 25-14, 25-17, 25-18 on the Conference Carolinas women's volleyball scene. The...

Local Preps Digest

LUMBERTON -- Wayne Christian's Jennifer Price was the top female runner in the Cougar Classic at Luther Britt Park on Saturday morning. Price finished first in a time of 22 minutes, 54 seconds. The Eagles' Kayla Kennedy was sixth...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Local digest

Stoan Stewart and Tyson Pearson both scored twice and Wayne Country Day defeated visiting Epiphany 7-0 on Friday. Douglas Williams, Bryce Creger and Max Park each scored for the Chargers and Hil Tanner contributed two assists and Tucker Pearson...

Week 6 football wrap-up

PRINCETON -- Princeton's recent offensive woes continued in an 8-6 loss to visiting South Robeson on Friday night. Benton Myers 4-yard touchdown run accounted for the Bulldogs' only points of the night. Known for its potent offense most of...

Week 6 high school boxscores

N. Lenoir 7 0 7 0 -- 14 Pamlico 2 6 0 0 -- 8 First quarter NL-- M. Morgan 42 run (Baird kick), 9:34 P -- Safety, 4:53 Second quarter P -- King 24 run (kick blocked), 1:05 Third...

MOC volleyball remains unbeaten

MOUNT OLIVE -- Racey Bartley and Alicia Mote shared match-high honors with 17 kills apiece to help Mount Olive rally from two sets down and fight off five match points to outlast Lees-McRae 10-25, 17-25, 25-23, 25-23, 21-19 in Conference...

Rosewood humbles East Carteret

Brick by brick. Rosewood's young football team keeps building. The Eagles continued their construction process with a 21-6 non-conference win over East Carteret on Friday night at Branch Pope Field. Behind a solid rushing attack the Eagles controlled the ball...

EC-RHS boxscore

E. Carteret 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Rosewood 6 0 15 0 -- 21 First quarter RW -- J. Applewhite 3 run (kick failed) Third quarter RW -- Wooten 9 run (Applewhite run) RW -- Beasley 27 pass from...

Gators snap 32-game losing streak

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Victory is like fine wine. It's years in the making and moments in the tasting. And what a delectable treat Spring Creek sampled Friday evening. The Gators halted the state's longest losing streak at 32 games with...

Dixon-SCHS boxscore

Dixon 0 14 0 2 -- 16 Spring Creek 0 7 7 6 -- 20 Second quarter D -- Young 7 run (Cotter kick), 10:35 D -- D'Zurilla 9 pass from Johnson (Cotter kick), 1:02 SC -- Jones 80 kickoff...

CBA-Hunt boxscore

Wilson Hunt 0 0 0 7 -- 7 C.B. Aycock 7 0 6 0 -- 13 First quarter CBA -- Cobb 77 pass from Farmer (Ballard kick), 3:39 Third quarter CBA -- Howell 51 pass from Murdock (Ballard kick failed),...

C.B. Aycock remains unbeaten

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock doesn't have to talk about respect anymore it's earned it. The Golden Falcons played stingy defense and rode the heels of two big offensive plays to a 13-7 win over Wilson Hunt on Friday night...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Saints notch first victory

Southern Wayne didn't let this one slip away. The Saints shook off a third-set loss and rebounded for a 25-20, 27-25, 20-25, 25-12 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference volleyball rival Eastern Wayne on Thursday evening. Southern Wayne trailed 18-14...

Reynell hire is good for Cougars

Watching a pair of boys' basketball coaches walk away after just one season left Goldsboro High School needing someone not only committed to winning basketball games, but a person its players could trust. Four months later, Patrick Reynell is that...

Quail Unlimited banquet tonight at Lane Tree GC

The Quail Point Chapter of Quail Unlimited will host its annual fundraising banquet tonight at Lane Tree Golf Club. The banquet is the conservation group's largest fundraiser and has steadily grown since the program's inception. Quail Unlimited's local chapters...

New decoys add fun to duck hunting

Whenever I've gone weeks without sleep, arising well before dawn to pursue web-footed fowl, I remind myself that hunting is a passion for myself and others like me, as well as my job. The best way to keep alert during...

More visitors hitting state parks

SEVEN SPRINGS -- With a struggling economy gripping North Carolina, it seems like everyone is looking for an inexpensive way to entertain themselves. Camping has become a popular activity and state parks are noticing an increase in visitors, including Cliffs...

League rivals square off to help research

CALYPSO -- Locked in a defensive mode during first-half play on the Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball scene, Rosewood switched its tactics Tuesday afternoon. Senior middle hitter Taylor Johnson pounded out 24 kills as the Eagles fended off North Duplin 25-21,...

Local Preps Digest

PRINCETON -- Erin Schultze handed out 17 assists and Princeton defeated Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Ayden-Grifton 26-24, 25-21, 25-8 on Thursday afternoon. Rebecca Harlan tallied seven kills and six service aces for the Bulldogs. Hannah Wood supplied six kills,...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Local digest

MERRY HILL -- Denzel Russell and Stoan Stewart collected two goals apiece as the state-ranked Wayne Country Day boys' soccer team throttled Lawrence Academy 10-1 on Wednesday afternoon. The Chargers also received goals from Hil Tanner (two assists), Ryan...

Saints open conference play 2-0

DUDLEY -- Approximately three feet. That is the distance that kept North Lenoir from forcing overtime in a 5-4 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Southern Wayne at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex on Wednesday night. With 15 seconds...

Britt, Dougherty shine at Cliffs of the Neuse

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A challenging, hilly terrain became more even treacherous when a torrential rainstorm drenched the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park on Wednesday afternoon. The wet conditions didn't bother the 60-plus runners competing in the second Carolina...

There is an 'I' in team

It's as evident on the sidelines in Pikeville as those powder blue helmets or the undeniable voice of head coach Randy Pinkowski shouting out instructions. After flirting with a spread offense, rotating in multiple quarterbacks and ultimately switching to the...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Local Preps Digest

Taylor Johnson pounded out 16 kills as Rosewood turned back Spring Creek 24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 19-25, 15-10 on the Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball scene Tuesday. Johnson added five digs, five blocks and three service aces. Teammate Stephanie Hall contributed...

W. Christian-Trinity Raleigh

Exorcise the negative spirits. Avoid the flat start. And feed the ball to Greg Alexander. Wayne Christian accomplished those three goals and turned back perennial power Trinity Academy of Raleigh 2-0 on a rain-soaked pitch Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles (11-5-0...

Trojans' Urquiola finishes second at TPC Sawgrass

MOC Sports Information PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Valentina Urquiola finished second out of 80 golfers as Mount Olive College wrapped up play at the Queens University of Charlotte Invitational at TPC Sawgrass on Tuesday. Urquiola, who shot a 150,...

Warriors' Turner emerges top individual runner

PIKEVILLE -- Russell Turner shook off the effects of the flu just in time to step up to the starting line on Tuesday afternoon. He did not show any symptoms in a convincing victory. Turner finished the 3.1-mile course at...

Aycock takes ECC battle

PIKEVILLE -- Poise and confidence. Charles B. Aycock found those key ingredients it had been missing this season against county rival Eastern Wayne on Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons claimed critical points late in the first two sets and turned...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday preps

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Christian erased an early two-goal deficit and stunned No. 1-ranked Faith Christian of Rocky Mount 3-2 on Monday afternoon. Seth Muller and Christian Davis each scored in the first half as the previously-unbeaten Patriots (9-1-0...

E. Wayne-W. Craven box

West Craven 14 13 7 22 -- 56 Eastern Wayne 7 0 6 6 -- 19 First quarter WC -- Murphy 17 pass from Hardy (Murphy kick), 8:32 EW -- White 58 pass from J. Barnes (Marsharee kick), 4:25 WC...

Eagles upend Warriors

Defending eastern 3-A champion West Craven flexed its muscle, displayed its athleticism and relied on experience Monday evening. Short-handed Eastern Wayne continued to seek an identity. The Eagles scored on seven of 11 possessions, added a 90-yard kickoff touchdown return...

Falcons extend league lead

Quiet and efficient is how Tara Simmons attacks a golf course. And the Charles B. Aycock freshman continues to rise through the ranks. Simmons birdied the first two holes, did not record a bogey and earned medalist honors with a...

Monday, September 21, 2009

MOC sports wrap-up

MOC Sports Information SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Alicia Mote recorded a double-double -- 13 kills, 11 digs -- as Mount Olive swept Converse 25-22, 25-14, 25-23 in a Conference Carolinas women's volleyball match Saturday. Racey Bartley supplied 16 kills and three...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Goldsboro converts miscues

Washington obliged with special teams mistakes and Goldsboro benefited the Pam Pack's gracious gifts Friday evening. The Cougars converted two blocked punts into touchdowns in a 26-14, non-conference victory at Cougar Stadium. Despite the erratic play, the Pam Pack had...

Goldsboro-Washington box

Washington 6 6 2 0 -- 14 Goldsboro 6 14 0 6 -- 26 First quarter G -- Reed fumble recovery (run failed) W -- Turnage 1 run (kick failed) Second quarter W -- Harris 58 pass from Turnage (kick...

Prep football roundup

LaGRANGE -- Aaron Harper rushed for four touchdowns as Greene Central hammered border rival North Lenoir 42-16 at Bullock Field on Friday evening. The Rams amassed 407 yards in their triple-option attack and attempted just two passes, both incompletions,...

Prep box scores

James Kenan 8 7 0 0 -- 15 East Duplin 8 19 12 0 -- 39 First quarter JK -- D. Smith 36 run (Faison pass from Bostic) ED -- 5 run (conversion good) Second quarter ED -- 5 run...

Local Preps Digest

WILSON -- Greenfield punched in three goals during a 10-minute span and upended Wayne Country Day 3-0 in a battle of state-ranked opponents on Friday evening. Greenfield is the two-time defending N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A state...

Princeton-Midway box

Midway 7 7 7 0 -- 21 Princeton 6 0 0 6 -- 12 First quarter M -- Smith 37 run (Allen kick), 7:15 P -- B. Myers 51 pass from Gurganus (kick failed), 6:25 Second quarter M -- Royal...

Midway deals Princeton first loss of season

PRINCETON -- Avoid the Chinese fire drill. While viewing tape of Princeton quarterback David Gurganus, the state's top passer, Midway coach Paul Hall noticed that the 5-foot-8 signal caller had plenty of time to sit in the pocket and pick...

eGolf -- Walnut Creek Open

Courtesy eGolf Pro Tour Conditional Nationwide Tour player Dustin Bray had a chance to compete in the Boise (Idaho) Open as the seventh alternate. He decided to stay home. What a good decision. Bray carded a three-day total of 17-under...

CBA-Fike box

Wilson 0 0 6 0 -- 6 C.B. Aycock 6 26 8 7 -- 47 First quarter CBA -- Murdock 59 pass from Farmer (Ballard kick failed), 10:15 Second quarter CBA -- Murdock 60 pass from Farmer (Farmer pass failed),...

Falcons soar past Wilson Fike

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's players gathered near the far end zone for their post-game meeting and nearly every player raised five fingers in the air. It was a significant accomplishment. The Golden Falcons racked up more than 500 yards...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Eagles sweep county archrival in straight sets

Juliet Jones stared at the court. She never looked at the scoreboard during the third set and offered words of encouragement to the players. But the disappointment and frustration clearly showed on the Wayne Country Day coach's face. Wayne Christian...

Rosewood tops Goldsboro

One team got a victory and opportunity to improve. One team took a baby step in a positive direction. Rosewood swept Carolina 1-A Conference newcomer Goldsboro 25-11, 25-19, 25-20 on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles (4-6 overall) remained unbeaten in two...

Dawgs secure Carolina 1-A road victory

CALYPSO -- Riding the momentum of two strong performances, North Duplin's volleyball team got stopped in its tracks Thursday afternoon. Princeton turned in a dominating serving game and rolled to a 25-11, 25-13, 25-7 victory in Carolina 1-A Conference play....

Fishing report

Northern District Ocean: Offshore fishing was slow due to rough seas. Anglers had moderate-good success when they were able to access the Gulf stream with nice catches of wahoo, dolphin, amberjack, atlantic bonito, little tunny, along with yellowfin, blackfin and...

Mallard Cove course ready to go

FAISON -- As the dew thickens and first threats of frost creep into the early-morning air, a majority of avid outsdoorsmen think about finding a big buck or bagging a prized gobbler. Those who pursue waterfowl are a different breed....

September ushers in hunting season

Noon had arrived. It was the witching hour for hunters, and the first time most of them had fired a gun since hunting season ended the previous winter. Hunters headed into a harvest cornfield and stirred a few late-feeding flocks....

Plenty of storylines in Chase

From a three-time defending champion, arguably the hottest driver in the sport right now, a driver with plenty to gain or lose and two first-time entrants, NASCAR's 2009 Chase for the Cup has no shortage of variety. This is who...

Trojans down Coker

MOC Sports Information COKER, S.C. -- Tia Rose notched the game-winning goal in second-half action as Mount Olive defeated Coker (S.C.) College 3-2 in a women's college soccer match Thursday evening. It was the Conference Carolinas opener for both teams....

Friday preps

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek earned its first victory of the season by defeating Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton 17-25, 16-25, 25-19, 25-19, 15-11 on Thursday afternoon. Randi Oxendine paced the Gators with 14 assists, six service aces, two...

E. Wayne flu bug

Eastern Wayne athletics officials have rescheduled today's varsity football game with West Craven for Monday. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Little Big Horn. The game has been postponed due to 14 players missing school and practice time this week...

Bray shoots 67 on Kinston links

Courtesy eGolf Pro Tour KINSTON -- According to golf experts, and apparently there are plenty, nothing is harder than following up a career round the next day. Dustin Bray, who opened the Walnut Creek Open with a course-record 11-under 60...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

1-A Cross Country results

Carolina 1-A Conference Meet (at Rosewood HS) Boys team scores 1. Princeton 43 2. Spring Creek 54 3. Goldsboro 71 4. North Duplin 91 5. Rosewood 96 Top 15 individuals 1. W.A. Myatt, Cape Fear 18:50.1 2. Nick Britt, Rosewood...

Local digest

WILSON -- Jasmine Reeves fired a school-record, 2-under 69 and claimed medalist honors during a non-conference girls' golf match Wednesday afternoon at Willow Springs Country Club. Reeves broke Eastern Wayne's school record of 71 set by Ginni Jo Sutton...

Chargers battle to a draw

It's hard to imagine a scoreless game being more entertaining. Wayne Country Day and visiting Ridgecroft Academy waged an epic affair while playing to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday afternoon. In a highly-physical contest that had the feel of a...

Greene, Crain share different fortunes on day one

A tale of two rounds. The fortunes in the eGolf Tar Heel Tour's Walnut Creek Open turned in opposite directions for local golfers Andy Crain and Jonathan Greene. After battling through an up-and-down day, Greene came to his final hole...

Reynell added to coach Cougar hoops

What Patrick Reynell lacks in head coaching experience he more than makes up for with desire. The former assistant at Charles B. Aycock has been named the new varsity boys' basketball coach at Goldsboro High. Reynell is the program's third...

Bray takes lead at Walnut creek Open

Players walked up to the scoreboard, squinted and scratched their heads. The number next to Dustin Bray's name seemed almost unfathomable. Bray fired a course-record round of 60 to take a two-shot lead on the first day of the eGolf...

Eastern Wayne football building a solid program

Eastern Wayne administrators and athletics officials took a calculated gamble by giving a former defensive coordinator the head coaching job with no previous experience. They're convinced Guy Williams can get the job done. The Warriors, as is the case each...

Britt, Dougherty shine at conference meet

Nick Britt ran a steady race. Hattie Dougherty preferred to be the rabbit. And each competitor enjoyed a successful run in the season-opening, Class 1-A Carolina Conference cross country meet on an overcast, humid Wednesday afternoon at Rosewood High School....

Breaking News: Eastern Wayne varsity football game delayed

Due to several football players missing school and practice time this week, Eastern Wayne athletics officials announced Friday's varsity football game with West Craven has been moved to Monday. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Little Big Horn....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Local Preps Digest

FOUR OAKS -- Southern Wayne recorded a pair of critical doubles points and earned a 5-4 victory at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference newcomer South Johnston on Tuesday. Morgan Roberts, Jessica Best and Mollianne Kennedy each provided singles wins for...

Trojans sweep Dogs in conference action

MOC Sports Information WILSON -- Racey Bartley and Alicia Mote tallied 15 kills apiece as Mount Olive remained unbeaten in Conference Carolinas play with a 25-17, 25-17, 25-14 victory over Barton at Wilson Gymnasium. The Trojans claimed their 10th straight...

Triton girls dominate ECC meet

If Triton girls' cross country team is rebuilding, the remaining Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference teams do not want to see the Hawks at full strength. After losing four of their top six runners to graduation, including the 2008 state champion,...

Reigning ECC champions clip Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- This was a classic. Danielle Daniel's short chip volley ended a three-hour marathon as two-time defending Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' tennis champion Eastern Wayne stopped Charles B. Aycock 5-4 on Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors (6-3 overall, 2-0...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Local digest

Rosewood overcame a sluggish first set to defeat Midway 16-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 on Monday night. Taylor Johnson led the Eagles' attack with eight kills, seven digs and seven blocks. Alyssa Spell recorded seven assists and eight digs in...

Saints down Eagles

Rosewood couldn't match Southern Wayne's fast start. The Saints zipped to three-game leads on every singles court and rode the momentum to a 7-2, non-conference victory. "I thought we played real good," said Southern Wayne head coach John Fonvielle. "We...

C.B. Aycock tops Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Charles B. Aycock returned the favor. And then some. Nearly one week ago, Spring Creek erased a two-goal deficit and forced a 2-2 draw in Pikeville. This time, the Golden Falcons rallied from behind and earned a...

ECC golf at Lane Tree

If the first two matches are any indication, the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' golf race should be a good one this fall. Charles B. Aycock freshman Tara Simmons and Eastern Wayne senior Jasmine Reeves, for the second straight week,...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Norris' goal in OT lifts Eagles

WILMINGTON -- John Thomas Norris collected the game-winning goal in overtime as Wayne Christian nipped Coastal Christian 3-2, and claimed the 2009 Tidal Wave Soccer championship. Coastal grabbed a 2-0 lead on a first-half goal and penalty kick. The...

Maloney finishes as top Trojans runner

MOC Sports Information WINGATE -- Kerry Maloney finished fourth out of 72 runners and Mount Olive College ended up third overall in the team portion of the Wingate University men's cross country invitational on Saturday. Maloney ran the 8K race...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Local digest

Defending Carolina Christian 1-A Conference regular-season champion Wayne Christian steamrolled Trinity-Durham 8-1 at Herman Park on Friday afternoon. The state-ranked Eagles (8-0 overall) picked up their third CCC victory of the season. They continue league play Monday at Grace...

Prep football wrap-up

KENLY -- Princeton collected two fourth-quarter touchdowns and secured a come-from-behind, 38-34 victory over county archrival North Johnston at Ben Seifert Stadium on Friday evening. Trailing 34-25, the unbeaten Dawgs gained possession and drove into scoring position. Senior quarterback...

Prep boxscores

S. Lenoir 14 0 6 6 -- 26 N. Lenoir 0 0 0 6 -- 6 First Quarter SL-- Hatch 19 run (Ballard kick), 6:16 SL-- Hatch 87 interception return (Ballard kick), 1:59 Third Quarter SL-- Hatch 30 pass from...

S. Wayne-Kinston boxscore

Kinston 8 15 13 12 -- 48 So. Wayne 8 8 0 0 -- 16 First quarter SW -- Robinson 1 run (Robinson run) K -- Hines 14 run (Lovick pass from Brewer) Second quarter K -- Koonce 16 pass...

Kinston downs Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne opened with a furious first act. But Kinston took the curtain call and bow. The unbeaten Vikings reeled off 33 unanswered points and rolled to a 48-13, non-conference victory Friday evening at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic...

E. Wayne-G. Central boxscore

Eastern Wayne 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Greene Central 0 14 0 7 -- 21 Second quarter GC -- Baker 55 run (Carrillo kick), 4:13 GC -- Whitaker 39 pass from Suit (Carrillo kick), 2:36 Fourth quarter GC --...

Rams shut down Warriors

SNOW HILL -- Relief on one side. Disappointment on the other. Greene Central snapped a three-game skid with a 21-6, non-conference victory over Eastern Wayne at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex on Friday evening. It was the first meeting...

eGolf Tour back at Walnut Creek CC

Goldsboro natives Andy Crain and Jonathan Greene will be among the 180 players slated to participate in the Walnut Creek Open, which begins Wednesday morning at Walnut Creek Country Club. It's the second eGolf Professional Tour event played on...

CBA-GHS boxscore

C.B. Aycock 7 23 7 7 -- 44 Goldsboro 0 0 0 8 -- 8 First quarter CBA -- Pitt 46 pass from Farmer (Ballard kick), 9:22 Second quarter CBA -- Cobb 3 run (Ballard kick), 11:06 CBA -- Safety,...

C.B. Aycock handles Goldsboro

Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference peers considered Charles B. Aycock a darkhorse before the season started. The horse has found its stride. The Golden Falcons reeled off 23 second-quarter points and rolled past county rival Goldsboro 44-8 at Cougar Stadium on...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wayne Christian turns back Wayne Country Day

Lisa Peacock tucked away her racquet. "How did you do?" a friend asked. Peacock told her score and quickly added "she was really good." Wayne Christian senior Samantha Reaves defeated Peacock and secured the first singles point in overcast, windy...

Archery season opens Saturday

It's time to put in the peep sights. Archery season in eastern North Carolina opens on Saturday and across the piedmont potential sportsmen are chomping at the bit. With temperatures expected to hover in the mid-80s, it is likely to...

Sixth annual Backwater Open scheduled Oct. 3

The 6th annual Neuse River Backwater Open Fishing Tournament is Oct. 3 and the launch is at Lawson's Creek Park in New Bern. The event raises money for the Neuse River Foundation, a clean-water advocacy group. The one-day tournament showcases...

N.C. fishing report

Northern District Dare, Hyde, Currituck & Beaufort Counties Ocean: Offshore anglers were happy with a week of improved fishing. Plenty of wahoo were caught -- a few weighed more than 50 pounds. There were some good catches of dolphin, amberjack,...

Lanier, Hawks topple Eagles

North Lenoir played to its strengths in a 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 victory over Rosewood in non-conference volleyball action on Thursday afternoon. The Hawks continually played the ball from the middle of the floor and set senior outside hitter Marissa Lanier....

Local Preps Digest

DURHAM -- Tyler Mooring scored on a cross from Gregory Alexander in the second overtime period to lift Wayne Christian to a 5-4 victory over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Trinity of Durham on Thursday. The Eagles led 3-1...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Southern Wayne nets tennis victory over Rosewood

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne swept the singles action en route to a 7-2, non-conference victory over Rosewood on Wednesday afternoon. Morgan Roberts opened the affair with a solid 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles and the Saints never...

Youth movement: Southern Wayne learning lessons in practice, during games

The future is here for Southern Wayne football. With a mix of sophomores and juniors, the Saints should contend for the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season championship in let's say ... oh ... about two years. They have to grow...

Are preseason troubles sign of things to come for Carolina?

The signs are so obvious a GPS or Yahoo Maps isn't necessary to figure out the ultimate destination of the Carolina Panthers' 2009 season. A daunting schedule, an aging quarterback with diminishing skills and a defense short on depth all...

Gallardo's goal lifts MOC men at home

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Ramon Gallardo collected the game-winning goal in the 79th minute as the Mount Olive College men's soccer team nipped Methodist University 2-1 on Wednesday evening at Amon Field. The teams played 10 on 10...

EW-NJ

Eastern Wayne had North Johnston staggering. Nick Baker delivered the knockout punch. Baker's header into the back of the net off a cross into the 18-yard box on Leslie Cox's corner kick in the 72nd minute put the finishing touches...

Warriors knock out North Johnston

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock dominated the singles and doubles matches, and dumped Wilson Hunt 9-0 in a non-conference, girls' tennis contest Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons (5-5 overall) won each singles match in straight-set fashion. Fourth-seeded Harlie Howard...

C.B. Aycock, Spring Creek battle to 2-2 draw

PIKEVILLE -- The win streaks continue. But not without a little controversy. Ricardo Rangel converted a penalty kick in the final five minutes of regulation and Spring Creek rallied for a 2-2, non-conference draw against Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Local Preps Digest

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne rallied from an early deficit and earned a 3-1, non-conference soccer win at Wilson Fike on Tuesday night. Javon Garcia scored in the 15th minute to put the Demons in front 1-0. The Warriors answered...

Spring Creek stops Raiders

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Cruising to an 8-0 victory early in the season can be a great confidence booster. Too much of that confidence 24 hours before a trip to Charles B. Aycock can be a bad thing. Spring Creek scored...

MOC golf finishes ninth

MOC Sports Information KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Pete Skirpstas fired a second-round 2-under par 70, the second-lowest score of the day, and finished tied for 14th overall in the USC Aiken/Kiawah Island Men's Golf Invitational. Skirpstas posted a two-day total...

Trojans dump Coker

MOUNT OLIVE -- Back to full strength ... almost. With players still recovering from flu-like symptoms, the Mount Olive College volleyball team might have found the perfect remedy Tuesday evening -- a victory at home. Coming off a brutal eight-game...

Freshman leads Golden Falcons

DUDLEY -- A roller-coaster debut ended with a victory as freshman Tara Simmons led Charles B. Aycock to a first-place finish in the first Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' golf match of the season Tuesday at Southern Wayne Country...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

MOC sports update

MOC Sports Information KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Mount Olive College golfers Scott Woodard and Pete Skirpstas are tied among the top competitors after opening-round play of the USC Aiken/Kiawah Island Invitational on Monday. Woodard finished tied for 27th overall with...

Monday, September 7, 2009

College women's soccer: Trojans, Railsplitters battle to 1-1 draw

MOUNT OLIVE -- The injury is a distant memory. So is Mount Olive's offensive futility. Lindsey Stanley accounted for the Trojans' lone goal in a 1-1, non-conference draw against perennial Division II power Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) University on Sunday afternoon....

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Eagles' Jones emerges top runner at meet

Wayne Christian's Connor Jones emerged the top runner in a four-team, non-conference boys' cross country meet Friday afternoon at historic Waynesborough Park. Jones ran the course in 19 minutes, 13 seconds -- more than a minute quicker than runner-up...

Goldsboro, Princeton dominate respective opponents

From staff reports BEAUFORT -- Vontarius Kornegay collected a season-high three rushing touchdowns and Goldsboro hammered East Carteret 30-6 on Friday evening. Kornegay scored on runs of 24, 24 and 18 yards, and concluded the game with 71 yards...

Southern Wayne-Wallace Rose Hill box

So. Wayne 6 0 0 0 -- 6 W.-Rose Hill 20 14 7 8 -- 49 First quarter SW -- Bradshaw 5 run (kick failed) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Southern Wayne -- Javonni Robinson 13-57; Eric Long 2-6; JaQuan Cobb...

Spring Creek-Midway box

Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Midway 0 15 0 19 -- 34 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Spring Creek -- Johnathan Midgette 23-108; Chris Boseman 2-3; Ryan Jones 10-(-4); Donte Boseman 6-(-10); DeVonte Harris 10-(-18). PASSING -- Donte...

Rosewood-Hobbton box

Hobbton 6 8 14 0 -- 28 Rosewood 0 0 7 0 -- 7 First quarter H -- Evans 16 run (kick failed), 4:05 Second quarter H -- Barnes 2 run (Barnes run), 10:38 Third quarter R -- Harris 44...

Hobbton continues mastery over Rosewood

Rosewood tried to steal third-quarter momentum. Cody Harris' 44-yard touchdown pass, set up by a second-half onsides kick, awoke an otherwise lethargic offense and created a little excitement for the home fans. Hobbton quickly spoiled the party. The Wildcats needed...

Princeton-Dixon box

Princeton 14 14 6 21 -- 55 Dixon 0 6 0 0 -- 6 First quarter P -- B. Myers 21 pass from Gurganus (Brush kick) P -- Jacobs 37 pass from Gurganus (Brush kick) Second quarter D -- Young...

New Hanover-Eastern Wayne box

Eastern Wayne 0 6 0 6 -- 12 New Hanover 21 0 0 14 -- 35 Second quarter EW -- L. Best 38 pass from J. Barnes (kick failed), 0:29.2 Fourth quarter EW -- Hinson 5 pass from Barnes (run...

North Duplin-Union box

Union 6 3 14 7 -- 30 North Duplin 0 0 0 6 -- 6 First quarter U -- Gay 17 run (kick failed), 9:42 Second quarter U -- Garcia 38-yard FG, 0:02 Third quarter U -- Gay 33 run...

Union defense keeps North Duplin in check

CALYPSO -- Union's roller-coaster week concluded Friday night with a 30-6 non-conference victory over North Duplin at H.E. Grubbs Field. Just two days after finding out the team would be forced to forfeit its two wins for using an ineligible...

MOC volleyball goes 0-3 at Carolina Classic

BANNER ELK -- Christiane Maul made her collegiate debut during the Carolina Classic this weekend, but Mount Olive returned home with three losses on the volleyball court. The Trojans suffered losses against South Atlantic Conference members Carson-Newman, Lincoln Memorial...

Kinston-North Lenoir box

North Lenoir 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Kinston 7 23 13 7 -- 50 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- North Lenoir -- Maurice Morgan 24-69: Mike Sutton 8-30: Zack Braxton 1-0: Gino Wiggins 1-2: Adonis Glasper 4-10: Jacolbi Brazwell 3-(-8),...

James Kenan-East Bladen box

East Bladen 12 13 0 0 -- 25 James Kenan 0 0 0 0 -- 0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- James Kenan -- Victor Parker 6-31; Dasmine Smith 8-43; Kendric Faison 6-32; Brian Moore 13-47. PASSING -- James Kenan --...

Goldsboro-East Carteret box

prep football boxes Goldsboro 0 8 14 8 -- 30 East Carteret 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Second quarter G -- Kornegay 24 run (Kornegay run), 8:46 Third quarter G -- Kornegay 24 run (run failed), 4:48 G...

Survival: Pirates avoid Mountaineers' ambush

GREENVILLE -- The script was written. Appalachian State nearly altered the final chapter. Dominated for three quarters, the Mountaineers came to life behind third-string quarterback Travaris Cadet and nearly pulled off a shocking upset of in-state foe East Carolina on...

C.B. Aycock-G. Central box

C.B. Aycock 0 7 7 0 -- 14 Greene Central 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Second quarter GC -- Harper 12 run (Carrillo kick), 8:57 CBA -- Cobb 40 run (Ballard kick), 6:59 Third quarter CBA -- Cobb 8...

Aycock ends four-game skid against Greene Central

SNOW HILL -- What Charles B. Aycock's offense couldn't quite finish, its defense was more than happy to put away. The Golden Falcons forced two turnovers in the final three minutes and held on for a 14-7 win at Greene...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Rosewood ends five-match skid

The skid is over. Senior middle hitter Taylor Johnson just missed a double-double with nine kills and 12 service aces in Rosewood's 25-12, 25-16, 25-11 non-conference victory over Rocky Mount Prep on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles (1-5 overall) snapped a...

Local preps digest

Zach Behrend provided a goal and an assist as Rosewood battled to a 2-2 draw against Farmville Central on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles trailed 2-1 at halftime. Scott Pate also provided a goal for Rosewood. The Eagles (1-3-1 overall)...

Fishing report

Northern District Ocean: Offshore fishing slowed considerably this week. Anglers caught a few dolphin, wahoo, greater amberjack, yellow and blackfin tuna. Billfish catches were fair with sailfish, and both blue and white marlin being released this week. Midrange fishing was...

Golden Falcons strugle versus Hunt

PIKEVILLE -- A day after witnessing his team's best practice of the season Charles B. Aycock head coach Davis Harris was nearly speechless Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons struggled to return serves, lacked communication in their passing and couldn't convert...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chargers outlast Cougars on pitch

Shots were fired from every angle. Most attempts either sailed wide, hit the post or floated over the crossbar. Just four hit the mark. Tyson Pearson supplied two goals as state-ranked Wayne Country Day claimed a frustrating, 4-1 non-conference victory...

Local digest

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock scored four times in the first half and cruised to a 5-1 victory over Greene Central on Wednesday afternoon. Chama Rodriguez and David Burke each netted two goals in the first half. Chase...

Rebel spikers down Wildcats

CALYPSO -- Intensity is infectious. North Duplin saw an early lead slip away but turned up the intensity and played its best volleyball in the fifth and deciding set of a 25-22, 26-24, 23-25, 19-25, 15-8 victory over Hobbton on...

MOC Soccer tops Chowan

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Angelo Acquah and Adrian Daniels combined for two goals within the first three minutes as Mount Olive College dispatched in-state rival Chowan University 6-1 at Amon Field on Wednesday evening. Acquah and Daniels finished...

Gurganus leading prolific Princeton offense

David Gurganus never imagined when he left Charles B. Aycock during his junior season that he would end up being the starting quarterback at Princeton. He also never imagined leading the state in passing yards or etching his name among...

OPINION - Only one matchup matters

There will be over 1,460 Division 1A college football games played this season and yet the one I truly want to see isn't on the schedule -- not yet anyway. I'll enjoy the excitement of a new season as it...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Local preps digest

Kim Martell flirted with a triple-double as Wayne Country Day swept Goldsboro 25-9, 25-21, 25-17 on the girls' volleyball scene at Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on Tuesday evening. Martell delivered seven kills, eight digs and eight service aces for...

Eagle netters climb to 4-0 this season

A quick start -- and finish. Wayne Christian seized the first game on each singles court and cruised past Franklin Academy 9-0 at Herman Park on a sun-splashed, pleasant Tuesday afternoon. The pro sets (eight games) passed quickly as the...

MOC men share 10th in region poll

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Welcome back. Mount Olive College, for the sixth consecutive year, has earned a spot in the regional poll. After their season-opening victory over USC Aiken, the Trojans share the No. 10 ranking in the...

Knights' Frazer earns league honor

Junior Sam Frazer, who hails from Goldsboro, has been named the Conference Carolinas women's soccer player of the week. An Eastern Wayne graduate, Frazer tallied the "golden goal" in the 109th minute of a 2-1, season-opening triumph over Chowan...

Eastern Wayne battles Hunt in three-set defeat

Eastern Wayne could not overcome a disappointing first-set defeat in a 26-24, 25-8, 25-18, non-conference loss to Wilson Hunt on Tuesday afternoon in New Hope. The host Warriors claimed a 20-16 lead in the opening set on the strength of...

Triton girls, S. Johnston boys prevail in meet

Triton pulled off a rare cross country feat on Tuesday afternoon on its way to dominating the girls' portion of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference kickoff meet at Waynesborough Park. The Hawks placed four runners among the top five and...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

W. Christian remains unbeaten

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The pep talk worked. Earlier Monday, Britney O'Hara and Wayne Christian head volleyball coach Rick Moore talked about O'Hara's presence at outside hitter. "She can really hit it hard, but she's young," said Moore. "When the set...

Chargers down Eagles for second time

Wayne Country Day swept the regular-season series. On a cold and rainy afternoon, the Chargers controlled the tempo and possession in a 3-0 triumph over county rival Wayne Christian. "I was pretty happy with what I saw out our guys...

Local digest

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Antonio Ponce collected both goals as Spring Creek turned back county rival Southern Wayne 2-1 on a misty, overcast and cool Monday afternoon. Ricardo Rangel and Christian Moncayo each recorded an assist for the Gators. Spring...

C.B. Aycock tops Fike 2-0

PIKEVILLE -- Deliver the first punch. Charles B. Aycock needed less than three minutes to set the tone with an early goal on its way to a 2-0, non-conference soccer victory over Wilson Fike on Monday night. Jose Rodriguez scored...