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Friday, October 30, 2009

Phoenix sweeps Dawgs

PRINCETON -- Princeton couldn't find a rhythm. Raleigh Charter did. The Phoenix clicked off a 21-2, opening-set run and rode the momentum to a 25-6, 25-19, 26-24 victory over the Dawgs on Thursday evening. The three-set sweep sets up a...

New era begins for Fort Macon

A new chapter in the storied life of one of North Carolina's oldest and most popular tourist destinations begins Saturday. A new 22,547-square-foot coastal education and visitor center at Fort Macon State Park will be formally dedicated by the N.C....

Fishing Report

Northern District Ocean: Offshore anglers reeled in some very good catches of blackfin tuna in the 15- to 20-pound range. A few yellowfin and shipjack tuna, along with wahoo, dolphin, amberjack, atlantic bonito, little tunny and a few assorted billfish...

A stroke of good luck leads to trophy deer

Like most deer hunters, I'm addicted to the outdoors. I joke with my hunting buddies about "deer farming" or "deer watching" in these days when "quality deer management" and "trophy management" are watchwords for the activities we once called "hunting."...

Green squad hangs on for two-point win

MOUNT OLIVE -- On a night that was billed as a showcase for Mount Olive women's basketball team, the defense shined brighter than the offense as the Green team claimed the annual Green and White scrimmage at Kornegay Arena. With...

Opinion -- Heisman race is interesting

A year ago, the Heisman Trophy race was compelling and competitive as three of the best quarterbacks in recent memory battled to be named the best player in college football. This year, the Heisman race seems to have more of...

Local Preps Digest

BURGAW -- Rosewood's volleyball season came to a close in a 25-8, 25-12, 25-16 loss on Thursday at Pender in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A volleyball playoffs. Megan Tyndall provided 13 digs for...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Local digest

AYDEN -- Jesus Sandoval supplied two goals as state-ranked Spring Creek defeated Ayden-Grifton 5-0, and claimed its third Carolina 1-A Conference boys' soccer championship in the past four seasons Wednesday evening. The Gators (14-2-1 overall, 8-0-0 CC) did not...

MOC winter sports preview

Banners recognizing conference championships in numerous Mount Olive College sports hang throughout Kornegay Arena. Something is missing, however. And Carmilo Guerci hopes to change it. The Trojan men's volleyball team finally gets to play for a conference title this season....

Jacobs really catching on as Dawgs top target

Following Princeton's 4-8 season a year ago, Patrick Jacobs had no idea that in a matter of months his football world would get turned upside down. A new quarterback, a position change and a full immersion into the spread offense...

Goldsboro earns first program win

What a way to end the season. Bryan Johnson collected the game-winning goal late in the first half, and Goldsboro nipped Princeton 2-1 for its first-ever boys' soccer victory in program history Wednesday evening. It was the Carolina 1-A...

C.B. Aycock tops Triton in ECC final

PIKEVILLE -- Five-peat secure. Barely. Chase Thompson's goal in the 94th minute capped a stirring second-half comeback as Charles B. Aycock edged Triton 2-1 in double overtime Wednesday evening at Hardy Talton Stadium. The Golden Falcons seized an unprecedented fifth...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bill Kemp Invitational - Turner beats Eagles' Jones by two steps

Neck and neck the entire way. Wayne Christian's Connor Jones and Eastern Wayne's Russell Turner battled step for step for three miles of the 3.1-mile cross country course at Waynesborough Park on Tuesday afternoon. Turner eventually pulled away, held off...

Wednesday preps

CHARLOTTE -- Freshman Jack Langston collected the game-winning goal in the final minutes, and Wayne Country Day upset No. 1-ranked United Faith Christian 3-2 in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A boys' soccer playoffs on Tuesday. The seventh-seeded...

NCISAA - Oakwood knocks out W. Christian in 5 sets

Win for the seniors. Head coach Rick Moore offered that advice to Wayne Christian's underclassmen in Monday afternoon's practice, just 24 hours before the team's playoff opener against The Oakwood School. "This is the seniors' last week," said Moore. "Are...

Eagles eliminate Titans

Style points aren't a necessity in the postseason. Finding ways to play through swings in momentum and a lack of execution are. Rosewood fought through some shaky moments on its way to a 25-17, 25-21, 25-20 win over visiting Heide...

NCHSAA - Simmons shares 4th overall

SOUTHERN PINES -- Charles B. Aycock's Tara Simmons and Eastern Wayne's Jasmine Reeves finished among the state's top 11 competitors in the season-ending N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A/2-A/3-A women's golf championships. Simmons carded a two-day round of 154...

MOC - Trojans take care of Coker on road

MOC Sports Information HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Senior middle hitter Racey Bartley cranked out a match-high 21 kills, and Mount Olive upended Coker (S.C.) 21-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-23 in a Conference Carolinas volleyball match Tuesday evening. Bartley, who ranks 40th in...

Bill Kemp Invitational - Scores

Boys team scores Eastern Wayne - 42 Goldsboro - 70 C.B. Aycock - 97 Southern Wayne - 103 Wayne Christian - 121 Spring Creek - 128 Rosewood - 132 Boys individuals Russell Turner (EW) -- 18:29 Connor Jones (WC) --...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Simmons in second after first day of state tournament

SOUTHERN PINES -- Charles B. Aycock freshman Tara Simmons completed opening-round play two strokes off the pace during the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A/2-A/3-A women's golf championships on Monday. West Henderson's Kayla Scuipider carded a 3-over par 74...

CB Aycock outlasts Eastern Wayne

PIKEVILLE -- Even good teams have to find a way to create their own luck every now and then. Charles B. Aycock overcame some offensive woes and got a late goal in a 1-0 win over Eastern Wayne on Monday...

Monday, October 26, 2009

2 Hot 2 Trot Road Race results

2nd Annual 2 Hot 2 Trot Road Race Benefitting the Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro Name City Time 1. Joshua Sanderson Four Oaks 17:51 2. Bryan Johnson Pikeville 20:04 3. Kirk Jones Greenville 20:20 4. Robert Van Meir Goldsboro 21:04...

Local Preps Digest

Six Eastern Wayne players supplied one or more goals apiece in a quarterfinal-round, 7-1 victory over North Lenoir in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference men's soccer tournament Saturday. Vito Gomes scored twice for the third-seeded Warriors, who visit second-seeded...

W. Christian volleyball earns at-large berth

Perennial powerhouse Greene Central welcomes Topsail for a second-round match in the NCHSAA 2-A dual-team women's tennis playoffs. First serve is 4 p.m. at the Snow Hill Tennis Complex. Wayne Christian travels to two-time defending state champion Greenfield for a...

Offside call helps MOC on road

MOC Sports Information DUE WEST, S.C. -- Mount Olive College turned an offside call into the game-winning goal and remained alive for the season-ending Conference Carolinas men's soccer tournament. John Mendoza's goal in the 61st minute broke a scoreless tie...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Local digest

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne's senior tandem of Danielle Daniel-Warner Underwood have clinched a berth in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A individual tennis championships. Seeded third overall, Daniel-Underwood started eastern regional play Friday with a 6-1, 6-1 rout...

W. Christian bests Burlington Christian

"Coach, take me out," said Greg Alexander. "Why?" asked Wayne Christian coach Daryl Anderson. "I've got a cramp," said Alexander. Anderson called Alexander over to the sideline. "Hold on a minute," said Anderson as Alexander took a sip of Gatorade....

Wayne Country Day advances in soccer playoffs

Slow and steady wins the race. In Wayne Country Day's case, the strategy led to solid offensive production Friday afternoon. Junior forward Tyson Pearson collected two goals and an assist during the Chargers' opening-round, 4-0 decision over Cape Fear Christian...

RHS-SCHS boxscore

Spring Creek 9 6 0 0 -- 15 Rosewood 0 6 7 14 -- 27 First quarter SC -- Safety, punter tackled in end zone, 6:27 SC -- Midgette 64 kickoff return (Sandoval kick), 6:16 Second quarter SC -- Brayboy...

Rosewood topples Spring Creek

Kevin Lewis just wouldn't give up. Battling flu-like symptoms throughout the week and getting limited reps in practice, the senior scatback had a homecoming to remember Friday evening. Lewis scrambled for a career-best 252 yards and accounted for three touchdowns...

Week 10 football roundup

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- James Kenan, for the second straight week, used a fourth-quarter rally to overcome a pesky Tri-County 1-A Conference opponent Friday evening. Dasmine Smith tallied two fourth-quarter touchdowns in the Tigers' come-from-behind, 26-20 victory over Midway. It...

Week 10 boxscores

N. Duplin 0 14 7 0 -- 21 Ayden-Grifton 7 7 7 14 -- 35 First Quarter A-G -- Whitaker 16 run (Angel kick), 2:44 Second Quarter A-G -- Whitaker 1 run (Angel kick), 9:41 ND -- J. Kornegay 6...

Princeton wins first round volleyball match

PRINCETON -- First round playoff games are always full of unknowns. For Princeton head coach Trudi Rast and the Bulldogs the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs was the perfect chance to make a statement...

GHS-PHS boxscore

Princeton 0 6 7 0 -- 13 Goldsboro 14 13 6 7 -- 40 First quarter G -- Jones 3 run (Odum kick), 7:08 G -- Montgomery 5 run (Odum kick), 1:13 Second quarter G -- Gray 83 pass from...

Goldsboro handles Princeton 40-13

Make David Gurganus a spectator. Goldsboro executed its plan to keep the state's leading passer on the sidelines and rushed for 365 yards in a 40-13 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Princeton on Friday night at Cougar Stadium. The...

CB Aycock drops Eastern Wayne

PIKEVILLE -- There was plenty of frenzy. There was plenty of emotion. Charles B. Aycock took advantage of a crazier-than-normal atmosphere at Hardy Talton Stadium and dropped Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Eastern Wayne 31-6 on Friday night. The Warriors,...

EWHS-CBA boxscore

Eastern Wayne 0 0 6 0 -- 6 C.B. Aycock 16 7 7 3 -- 31 First quarter CBA -- Pitt 1 run (kick failed), 6:07 CBA -- Cobb 47 run (McBride run), :23 Second quarter CBA -- Willoughby 14...

Friday, October 23, 2009

Free event planned for Scarborough Field

United Way and the Mount Olive College baseball team will again pair up for the second annual "Scarborough Field of Dreams" youth clinic on Saturday The day-long event is free. There will be a clinic for players ages 5- to...

Local Preps Digest

JV football * Goldsboro d. Princeton 56-22 -- Karan Alston paced the Cougars with 255 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 12 carries. Jalin Sprueill pitched in 185 yards and two scores on 10 carries. Bernard Cannon, Billy Hamm and...

County players hold court today

WILSON -- Ten players from Wayne County serve it up today in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A eastern regional women's tennis tournament at Barton College. Leading the group is Eastern Wayne's tandem of Danielle Daniel-Warner Underwood,...

Mistake hurts C.B. Aycock

FOUR OAKS -- One man's garbage is another man's treasure. And this was a prized booty. Edgar Herrera's second-half conversion on a defensive miscue was all South Johnston needed to turn back Charles B. Aycock 1-0 and claim its first-ever...

Carolina 1-A Cross Country agate

2009 Carolina Christian 1-A Conference Championships (at Waynesborough Park) BOYS Team scores Cresset Christian 47 Trinity 60 Cape Fear 66 Wayne Christian 81 Grace Christian 81 Individual results 1. Jon Stallings, Cresset Christian 17:53 2. Conner Jones, Wayne Christian 18:36...

Eagles' league title bid denied

The three-peat will have to wait. Wayne Christian's quest for a third consecutive Carolina Christian 1-A Conference boys' cross country championship was derailed on Thursday afternoon at Waynesborough Park. Cresset Christian placed three runners among the top 10 and compiled...

Opinion -- In-state ACC football not that great

There was a time when college football in North Carolina registered on the scale of national relevance as more than a BCS afterthought. I fondly remember as a kid waking up on Saturdays in the fall eagerly anticipating spending the...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Local digest

La GRANGE -- Eastern Wayne scored three times in the opening 11 minutes and held off a late rally to beat North Lenoir 3-2 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' soccer scene Wednesday night. The game was the...

Princeton tops Rosewood for conference crown

Princeton pulled it together at the right time. After dropping the opening set against archrival Rosewood, the Dawgs found their rhythm, played their normal game and seized the Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball tournament championship Wednesday evening. Senior setter Erin Schultze...

Football: It's more than wins and losses

Sad faces and soulful, piercing eyes from his players greeted Charles B. Aycock football coach Randy Pinkowski as he stepped into the post-game huddle Friday evening. And the speech Pinkowski delivered was endearing. The veteran coach didn't deliver a negative...

Britt, Egleston pace 1-A runners

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood's Nick Britt ran in the middle of the pack early in the race. By the end of the 3.1-mile course at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, Britt was back in a more familiar position --...

1-A Cross Country results

Boys team scores North Duplin - 44 Princeton - 60 Goldsboro - 74 Spring Creek - 79 Rosewood - 99 Boys individual times Nick Britt (RHS) 19:11 Will Toler (PHS) 19:16 Victor Flores (ND) 19:44 Corey Howell (SC) 19:48 Bryan...

CB Aycock doens Southern Wayne

PIKEVILLE -- It wasn't as if Charles B. Aycock hadn't been thinking about its rematch with South Johnston, but now it can finally talk about it. The Golden Falcons scored four second-half goals and rolled to a 6-1 win over...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Local Preps Digest

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central cruised through the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-A dual-team tennis playoffs with a 9-0 win over Northeastern on Tuesday afternoon. Lauren Carraway, Elizabeth McLawhorn, Samantha Taylor, Jessica Gray, Abby...

Top-seeded Eagles claim three-set sweep

Satisfaction isn't a guaranteed result of victory. Just ask Rosewood. The top-seeded Eagles trudged through a 25-17, 25-23, 25-14 victory over Spring Creek in the Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball tournament semifinals Tuesday evening. Rosewood (13-8 overall) faces archrival Princeton at...

Princeton dispatches North Duplin

Keep moving forward. Princeton avoided looking too far ahead and took care of business with a 25-11, 25-15, 25-20 victory over North Duplin in the Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball tournament semifinals Tuesday. The second-seeded Bulldogs (15-5 overall) face Rosewood in...

Tigers eliminate Warriors

Seize control and end the point quickly. Chapel Hill's top three players executed that strategy to near perfection on a warm, sunny Tuesday afternoon. Their lower-seeded teammates played steady and the Tigers upended Eastern Wayne 6-0 in their opening-round, N.C....

South Johnston boys, Triton girls continue league dominance

The song remained the same Tuesday afternoon. As they had done throughout their respective Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season cross country schedules, South Johnston's boys and Triton's girls once again ran strong Tuesday afternoon. And each team earned its first-ever...

Eastern Wayne's Reeves triumphs in playoff

It was a day four years in the making. And one Jasmine Reeves won't soon forget. In her last meet on her home course, the Eastern Wayne senior claimed the N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A/3-A eastern regional individual...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

WCS Eagles dominate play

RALEIGH -- A perfect finish. Wayne Christian swept the singles and doubles matches, and successfully defended its Carolina Christian 1-A Conference tennis tournament championship on the Lions Park courts. The Eagles compiled 36 team points during the one-day affair....

Tuesday preps

CALYPSO -- Spring Creek kept its hopes for a Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball tournament championship alive with a 25-14, 26-24, 25-16 victory over Ayden-Grifton at North Duplin High School on Monday. The Gators bullied the Chargers for the second...

Correction

In Sunday's edition of the News-Argus, information was inadvertently omitted from the Spring Creek football game played Friday in Seven Springs. Sean Stallings returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown against the Chargers, and also hauled in a...

Eastern Wayne finds breathing room

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne's night of offensive frustration ended in a matter of two minutes. With a wide margin in the shots-on-goal column and just a 2-1 lead, the Warriors scored two late goals in a 4-1 win on Monday...

Saints earn playoff bid

DUDLEY -- On an emotion-less Monday afternoon, Southern Wayne turned up the intensity. The spirited play lifted the Saints to a three-set victory -- 26-24, 25-18, 25-20 -- over county rival Charles B. Aycock in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Local teams in action today

Seven local volleyball teams hit the hardwood today as tournament play begins in both the Carolina 1-A and Eastern Plains 3-A Conferences. In the 3-A ranks, Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne will do battle at 4:30 p.m. with a...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Eagles' Jones places 2nd in four-team cross country meet

Connor Jones grabbed second-place honors during a four-team, non-conference boys' cross country meet contested Friday afternoon at Waynesborough Park. Jones covered the 3.1-mile (5K) course in 18 minutes, 18 seconds. Teammates Mark Sawyer (20:03) and Will Massey (21:07) ended...

Jones' fourth-quarter TD lifts James Kenan to road win

SALEMBURG -- Quarterback Parker Jones rushed for the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter, and James Kenan stopped Lakewood 13-8 in a Tri-County 1-A Conference football game Friday evening. Jones' 1-yard plunge sealed the Tigers' comeback win. "That play...

Friday's prep football boxscores

James Kenan 0 7 0 6 -- 13 Lakewood 0 0 8 0 -- 8 Second quarter JK -- V. Parker 1 run (Martinez kick), 0:37 Third quarter L -- Kerr 4 run (Murphy pass to Newkirk), 2:33 Fourth quarter...

Alexander's goal lifts Wayne Christian to CCC boys' soccer tournament crown

Greg Alexander collected the game's lone goal, and Wayne Christian upended Cape Fear Christian 1-0 to claim the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference boys' soccer tournament championship Friday afternoon. The top-seeded Eagles (16-5-1 overall) secured the automatic bid to the...

Southern Wayne-North Lenoir box

North Lenoir 0 12 8 0 -- 20 Southern Wayne 14 13 15 7 -- 49 First quarter SW -- Cobb 5 run (Cobb run), 9:28 SW -- Bradshaw 5 run (kick blocked), 1:37 Second quarter NL -- Morgan 32...

Southern Wayne snaps 15-game skid

DUDLEY -- This win had been a long time coming for Southern Wayne. The Saints rushed for 440 yards and forced four fumbles in a 49-20 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir on Friday night. The victory...

Early turnovers fuel Goldsboro's win over Rosewood

The Goldsboro Cougars are rolling. After struggling through some offensive woes during the non-conference schedule, the Cougars have refined and kicked their ground attack into high gear. Goldsboro compiled 481 yards of total offense and handed Carolina 1-A Conference foe...

Friday's N.C. prep football scores

Scores from high school football games played Friday in North Carolina: Albemarle 21, North Rowan 6 Alexander Central 14, Hickory St. Stephens 7 Anson County 34, Weddington 29 Apex Middle Creek 34, Cary 5 Ashe County 21, Alleghany County 0...

Goldsboro-Rosewood box

Goldsboro 19 19 14 7 -- 59 Rosewood 0 7 0 0 -- 7 First quarter G -- Montgomery 18 run (Odum kick), 8:33 G -- Jones 15 run (kick failed), 6:53 G -- Kornegay 6 run (kick failed), 2:32...

East Carolina beats up on hapless Rice

GREENVILLE -- East Carolina dominated time of possession and easily rolled to a 49-13 homecoming victory over Rice at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Pirate offense had little trouble moving the ball against the much-maligned Owls defense, which entered...

Wayne County players fare well in ECC girls' tennis tournament

Wayne County, once again, will be well represented in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A eastern regional tennis tournament this week. Eastern Wayne's top-seeded doubles of Danielle Daniel-Warner Underwood emerged the Eastern Carolina Conference champions with a...

C.B. Aycock-South Johnston box

C.B. Aycock 0 14 0 7 -- 21 South Johnston 3 10 8 7 -- 28 First quarter SJ -- Herrera 33 FG, 7:06 Second quarter CBA -- Murdock 12 pass from Farmer (Murdock kick), 11:50 SJ -- Herrera 19...

South Johnston hands Aycock first loss of season

FOUR OAKS -- Definitely worth the price of admission. And heart-stopping until the final play. Dee Williams' recovery of his own fumble set up the eventual game-winning touchdown as South Johnston upended Charles B. Aycock 28-21 on a breezy, chilly...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Princeton earns sweep, portion of league crown

PRINCETON -- Princeton didn't waste its second chance. Not with a conference championship at stake. Fueled by a disappointing loss to their archrival three weeks ago, the Dawgs served their way past Rosewood on Thursday evening. Princeton ripped off 15...

Opinion -- Panthers must make better decisions

Championships aren't won in the offseason, but they can certainly be lost months before the season begins. Just ask the Carolina Panthers. When Carolina entered the NFL in 1995, owner Jerry Richardson and general manager Bill Polian quickly built the...

Shrimping industry big business in Tar Heel state

Courtesy NCDMF Shrimping is a business, and it is a staple of fisheries management in North Carolina. With that simple motto in mind, several coastal communities are stepping up efforts to make sure that the century-old practice will always have...

Marsh hen hunting on a new moon tide

Astronomical high tides may threaten other coastal interests. But every fall when we hear warnings of shallow coastal flooding and beach erosion at the time of high tide, Basil Watts and I burn cell phone minutes planning a marsh hen...

Moye verball commits

Eastern Wayne senior catcher Cambric Moye verbally committed to play baseball next season at UNC Greensboro on Thursday evening. Moye helped guide the Warriors to a runner-up appearance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A championship series last...

North Duplin rolls past rival, grabs playoff spot

CALYPSO -- North Duplin needed a win. Not just to snap a three-match losing skid, but also to assure itself a spot in the N.C. High School Athletic Association volleyball playoffs. The Rebels got exactly what they needed with a...

Trojans east past Elizabeth City State

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Alicia Mote supplied a double-double as Mount Olive College upended in-state rival Elizabeth City State University 25-13, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22 inside Kornegay Arena on Thursday evening. Mote pounded out 19 kills and recorded 14...

Local Preps Digest

Gregory Alexander scored both of Wayne Christian's goals in a 2-0 victory over Trinity of Raleigh in the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference soccer tournament semifinals on Thursday. The win propelled the top-seeded Eagles (15-5-1) into today's tournament finals against...

C.B. Aycock spikers keep postseason hopes alive

PIKEVILLE -- Faced with a must-win situation, Charles B. Aycock delivered when it mattered most Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons turned in a spirited performance and claimed a 25-22, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference volleyball rival Southern...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Local digest

PRINCETON -- Rosewood's Nick Britt won his fourth consecutive Carolina 1-A Conference men's cross country meet in 18 minutes and 39 seconds on Wednesday at Princeton High School. North Duplin earned team honors with 30 points. Princeton, led by...

Rosewood's 1980 team to be honored

Rosewood High officials will turn back the clock during halftime of Friday's home contest against Carolina 1-A Conference newcomer Goldsboro. The 1980 Eagles' football team, which finished the state runner-up that season, comprises the sixth class for induction into...

Barton tops MOC men's soccer

MOC Sports Information WILSON -- William Stakes recorded the "golden goal" in the first overtime session as Barton edged in-state rival Mount Olive 2-1 on the Conference Carolinas men's soccer scene on a soggy Wednesday evening. The Trojans are 1-5...

C.B. Aycock defense relies on consistency

They're under the radar, far from flashy and definitely not what's made finding an empty seat at Hardy Talton Stadium increasingly difficult. Rather than grabbing headlines, the Charles B. Aycock defensive unit is content with being known for its consistency...

Golden Falcons turn back Warriors 2-1

Trailing 1-0 in a cold, driving rainstorm, Charles B. Aycock could feel its title chances slipping away on the rain-soaked Little Big Horn pitch Wednesday evening. A solid second half and a long goal-scoring blast in the closing minutes erased...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wednesday preps

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Dante Ortiz collected two goals and defending Class 1-A Carolina Conference champion Spring Creek turned back Ayden-Grifton 4-0 in men's soccer action Tuesday afternoon. Antonio Avila and Jesus Sandoval each scored on goal for the Gators....

Saints topple Warriors

DUDLEY -- Not in our house. Southern Wayne grabbed the momentum early and picked up a 25-13, 25-15, 25-18 senior night win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference volleyball foe Eastern Wayne on Tuesday. Saints Senior Charity Wright hammered out five...

Rosewood clinches share of league crown

Part one is done. Part two is next. Rosewood clinched a share of the Class 1-A Carolina Conference regular-season volleyball championship with a 25-12, 25-20, 25-11 victory over North Duplin on Tuesday evening. The Eagles claimed their first league crown...

Bartley earns match point

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Racey Bartley pounded out her team-high 16th kill on match point and Mount Olive College escaped archrival Barton 19-25, 24-26, 25-21, 25-22, 15-12 in a Conference Carolinas women's volleyball match Tuesday evening. Bartley added...

ECC golf scores

Team scores GMGC Season C.B. Aycock 282 1,004 Eastern Wayne 315 1,125 Southern Wayne 332 1,148 Individual scores Player, School GMGC Season Tara Simmons, CBA 78 223 Jasmine Reeves, EW 81 238 Lauren Larison, CBA 99 297 Darian Edwards, SW...

Golden Falcons, Simmons run away with 'unofficial' title

Charles B. Aycock finished what it started. The Golden Falcons carded a three-player total of 282 and claimed the "unofficial" Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference women's golf championship Tuesday afternoon at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Club. The six-team league has just three...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday preps

Middle schools * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Greenwood 25-13, 25-8, 25-23 -- The Eagles improved to 8-1 overall. Rosewood travels to Dillard today....

Triton tops Eastern Wayne 2-0

Eastern Wayne controlled the game, but Triton controlled the scoreboard in a 2-0 victory at Little Big Horn on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' soccer scene Monday night. Despite being out-shot 16-6, the Hawks made the most of their...

South Johnston hands C.B. Aycock first league loss

PIKEVILLE -- Edgar Herrera single handedly propelled South Johnston into first place in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' soccer race on Monday evening. Herrera scored all five of the Trojans' goals, including a pair in overtime, in a...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Whitfield excited about executive director position with NCHSAA

Charlie Adams is finally leaving high school. Davis Whitfield is going back. A Goldsboro native and Rosewood High graduate, Whitfield is succeeding Adams as executive director of the N.C. High School Athletic Association. Norm Loewenthal, director of the Friday Center...

Trojan spikers earn weekend split in Conference Carolinas play

MOC Sports Information DUE WEST, S.C. -- Senior middle hitter Racey Bartley recorded 16 kills with no errors in 23 attempts as Mount Olive College pounded out a 25-21, 25-12, 25-22 victory over Erskine in a Conference Carolinas women's volleyball...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Local Preps Digest

Wayne Christian finished second overall as a team at Waynesboro Park on Friday. Kerr-Vance Academy won the boys event with 28 points while Wayne Christian (47) ran second and Franklin Academy (51) took third overall. Connor Jones was the...

Southern Wayne-Triton box

Triton 7 14 0 7 -- 28 So. Wayne 7 6 0 6 -- 19 First quarter T -- K. Warren 57 run (Glover kick), 11:03 SW -- Cobb 4 run (Long kick), 2:14 Second quarter T -- K. Warren...

Southern Wayne's comeback falls short

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne dominated the stat sheet all night long against Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference new comer Triton on Friday. Unfortunately for the Saints, the score is the only statistic that matters in the win column. The Hawks...

Prep football roundup

PRINCETON -- David Gurganus threw five touchdown passes and Princeton cruised to a 48-20 win over Spring Creek on Friday night. It was the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams. Benton Myers' 5-yard touchdown run and Gurganus' 4-yard...

Princenton-Spring Creek box

Spring Creek 0 7 7 6 -- 20 Princeton 14 27 7 0 -- 48 First quarter PHS -- B. Myers 5 run (Brush kick) PHS -- D. Myers 4 pass from Gurganus (Brush kick) Second quarter PHS -- Jacobs...

Goldsboro rolls past North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Big play vs. ball control. North Duplin, for one quarter, owned the time of possession during its Carolina 1-A Conference football opener against preseason favorite Goldsboro. But the Cougars' size, power and speed proved too much to handle....

Mt. Olive Hurricanes open new field

Hundreds of spectators turned out for the first three games played at the Mount Olive Hurricanes new field behind the old Carver school building, most recently Southern Academy. The games were the first ever played on the Hurricanes own field....

MOC Sports Wrap

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Kerry Maloney finished second out of 51 runners and was among three Mount Olive runners to finish in the top 10 as the Trojans placed second out of seven teams at the first-ever Mount...

Goldsboro-North Duplin box

Goldsboro 14 20 20 14 -- 68 North Duplin 10 0 7 6 -- 23 First quarter G -- Jones 79 run (kick failed), 7:47 ND --Torres 25 FG, 2:27 ND -- Schilling 8 run (Torres kick), 1:26 G --...

Greene Central-Taboro box

Greene Central 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Tarboro 7 0 14 0 -- 21 First quarter T -- Battle 30 pass from Williams (Arias kick) Second quarter GC -- Campbell 31 pass from Suit (Recore kick) Third quarter T...

EW-SJ box

South Johnston 10 21 14 7 -- 52 Eastern Wayne 6 0 0 0 -- 6 First quarter SJ -- Williams 8 run (Herrera kick), 8:33 EW -- J. Barnes 8 run (kick blocked), 4:53 SJ -- Herrera 29 yd...

Eastern Wayne can't slow down South Johnston

There's no defense for size, speed and strength. Eastern Wayne couldn't slow down visiting South Johnston in a 52-6 loss on Friday night at Little Big Horn. It was the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opener for both teams. The Trojans...

CBA throttles North Lenoir

LA GRANGE -- If North Lenoir is in rebuilding mode, consider the youthful Hawks somewhat deconstructed. Marcus Cobb rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns and Pikeville Aycock put up 457 yards of total offense in a 62-0 dismantling of...

CBA-NL box

C.B. Aycock 24 22 8 8 -- 62 North Lenoir 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter CBA -- Pitt 64 run (run failed), 10:18 CBA -- Pitt 25 run (pass failed), 8:04 CBA -- Pitt 9 run (kick...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Rosewood doesn't get bogged down at Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood avoided a potential "trap" and took care of Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball rival Spring Creek on Thursday evening in "The Swamp." The Eagles remained unbeaten in eight league matches this season with a 25-7, 25-14, 25-23...

Local activist 'expresses' views on Neuse River

NEW BERN -- Activism is defined by a person's ability and willingness to be accountable for what he or she thinks is right. Sometimes, more than words are used to explain the message. Larry Baldwin is a perfect example. Frustrated...

Fishing report

Northern District Ocean: Offshore anglers had fair to good results, catching dolphin, wahoo, and amberjack along with a few Atlantic bonito, little tunny, and skipjack, yellowfin, and blackfin tuna. Billfish catches were slow. Midrange fishing was very slow and uneventful,...

Effort seeking to place bluefin on endangered list

Courtesy NCCCA Citing the failure of the international community to rein in harvest of bluefin tuna, the Coastal Conservation Association is urging the United States to proceed with an effort to list the Atlantic bluefin on Appendix I to the...

Spot run passes fun through generation

My son Justin fished with me during his pre-teen years. But then the "wild child" decided fishing was boring. I told him one day, when his life got too busy to go fishing, he would cherish that way of being...

Local Preps Digest

PRINCETON -- Princeton stayed in the hunt for the Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball regular-season title with a 25-12, 25-10, 25-18 victory over Goldsboro on Thursday evening. Erin Schultze supplied the Bulldogs with 10 assists, two kills and two service...

Golden Falcons take three-set win over Warriors

Charles B. Aycock, little by little, has been making strides toward turning the corner. The Golden Falcons took another step in the right direction with a 25-19, 25-23, 25-17 win at county rival Eastern Wayne on Thursday evening. Tia Jackson...

Goldsboro native gets NCHSAA's top post

Courtesy NCHSAA CHAPEL HILL -- Goldsboro native and Rosewood High graduate Davis Whitfield has been selected the next executive director of the N.C. High School Athletic Association. The 39-year-old Whitfield succeeds Charlie Adams, who has been executive director of the...

Aycock cruises at home

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock capped its Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference women's tennis campaign with an 8-1 conquest of county rival Southern Wayne on Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons (12-7 overall, 8-2 ECC) secured the league's No. 2 seed...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Local digest

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock standout Tara Simmons carded a 1-over par 37 to claim medalist honors during the Golden Falcons' non-conference match with Wilson Beddingfield and Southern Wayne at Wedgewood Golf Club on Wednesday. Jordyn Howell (56) and...

Rosewood settles for tie with Ayden-Grifton

Rosewood ran out of time. The Eagles rallied from a two-goal deficit and settled for a 2-2 overtime draw against Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Wednesday evening. Rosewood led 1-0 after one half before the Chargers scored twice in...

Goldsboro looking forward to first 1-A campaign

Tempering the lofty goals of an impatient fan base with the realism of replacing a pool of talented seniors is a balancing act that few coaches know as well as Goldsboro's Eric Reid. Expectations can definitely be dangerous. Coming off...

Trojans hand Warriors 5-1 loss

Eastern Wayne battled like a wobbling prize fighter for one half. Then South Johnston delivered the knockout punch. The Trojans scored three goals within a nine-minute stretch after intermission and rolled past Eastern Wayne 5-1 at Little Big Horn on...

Carolina 1-A Cross Country runs in reverse

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Cross country runners don't expect to conquer the challenging, tree-lined trails of Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. They hope to survive. Especially when they run the 3.1-mile (5K) trek in reverse. "More difficult," said Goldsboro's Bryan...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Local Preps Digest

BETHEL -- Greene Central wrapped up its 16th consecutive Eastern Plains 2-A Conference regular-season tennis championship on Tuesday with a 9-0 win at North Pitt. Lauren Carraway, Elizabeth McLawhorn, Samantha Taylor, Jessica Gray, Abby Sugg and Abbey Dail all...

Greenfield shuts down Chargers

Mama said there'd be days like this. Wayne Country Day wants to quickly forget it. Arch nemesis Greenfield benefited from an indirect kick and added an early second-half goal in a 2-0 conquest of the Chargers on a cloudy, drizzly...

Eastern Wayne-Southern Wayne tennis box

Eastern Wayne 8 Southern Wayne 1 Singles: No. 1 Miller Delbridge (EW) d. Morgan Roberts 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 Janielle Daniel (EW) d. Jessica Best 6-2, 6-0; No. 3 Warner Underwood (EW) d. Erica Strickland 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Amber...

Princeton picks up key Carolina 1-A victory at home

PRINCETON -- Trudi Rast's birthday celebration was a little bit sweeter after watching her team execute in the clutch. The Princeton head coach saw her team hold off a charging North Duplin squad in all three sets of a 25-20,...

MOC takes two from St. Andrews

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Tia Rose punched in two goals as Mount Olive College throttled in-state rival St. Andrews 4-0 in a Conference Carolinas women's soccer match Tuesday evening. Felicia Dracz and Sam Weiss also scored for the...

Opinion -- Playoffs define heroes and scapegoats

A friend once told me "legends aren't great all the time, only when they have to be." Major League Baseball's postseason offers a time like few others for established legends and undiscovered heroes to be great when it matters most....

Warriors clinch share of third ECC 3-A crown

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne took care of business. And clinched a share of its third consecutive Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference women's tennis championship. The Warriors dominated singles play in an 8-1 victory over county rival Southern Wayne on Tuesday afternoon....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Local Digest

Eastern Wayne ... well ... Nick Baker unleashed a scoring barrage in an 8-1 victory over North Lenoir at Little Big Horn on Monday evening. Baker recorded the hat trick-plus-one (four goals) and Vito Gomez added two goals for...

C.B. Aycock holds off Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- A spirited county clash. Southern Wayne erased an early two-goal deficit, but could not stop Charles B. Aycock's offense during a second-half rally. The Golden Falcons claimed a 3-2 victory and escaped with their perfect Eastern Carolina 3-A...

Spring Creek shuts out Rosewood 6-0

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Defending Carolina 1-A Conference men's soccer champion Spring Creek wasted little time finding the net on a cool, rainy Monday evening. The state-ranked Gators controlled possession from the opening whistle and relentlessly attacked Rosewood's goal. Four minutes...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Faith Christian wins NCCSA 2-A volleyball match

Madison Caudle delivered a team-high six kills as Faith Christian upended Trinity Christian-Greenville 25-14, 21-25, 25-20, 26-24 in a N.C. Christian Schools Association Coastal 2-A volleyball contest Friday evening. Caudle also recorded four service aces and one block. Zoe...

Trojan runners have good weekend

MOC Sports Information CHARLOTTE -- Running against a predominately Division I field, Mount Olive's Kerry Maloney and Melissa Moore each recorded strong finishes during the UNC Charlotte Cross Country Invitational. Maloney ran the 8K course in 26 minutes, 49 seconds...

Mount Olive spikers turn back Queens University-Charlotte

MOUNT OLIVE -- Coming off its first Conference Carolinas loss of the season Friday evening, the Mount Olive College volleyball team avoided a Royal flush Saturday afternoon. Barely. Seniors Alicia Mote and Racey Bartley each recorded a double-double as the...

Friday's N.C. prep football scores

High school football scores from Friday night: Albemarle 49, West Montgomery 7 Alleghany County 19, East Bend Forbush 6 Anson County 49, Hoke County 35 Asheville 35, Asheville Reynolds 24 Asheville Erwin 23, Enka 0 Avery County 51, Thomas Jefferson...

James Kenan-Pender box

Pender 0 7 0 7 -- 14 James Kenan 0 0 10 0 -- 10 Second quarter P -- Hooper 26 pass from Collins (Carrera kick), 0:09.8 Third quarter JK -- Bautista 23 FG, 5:00 JK -- Webster 78 pass...

Pender scores late, snaps Kenan's win streak in conference play

WARSAW -- Leaning against the Tiger Den in light rainfall, fourth-year James Kenan head football coach Ken Avent Jr. didn't mince any words. "They whupped our tail ... beat us all night," he said. And the Tigers nearly escaped. Shaq...

Greene Central-North Pitt box

prep football boxes Pender 14 James Kenan 10 Pender 0 7 0 7 -- 14 James Kenan 0 0 10 0 -- 10 Second quarter P -- Hooper 26 pass from Collins (Carrera kick), 0:09.8 Third quarter JK --...

Rams rally past Panthers in EPC 2-A play

SNOW HILL -- They're not quite super heroes, but Greene Central's defense knows a thing or two about saving the day. The Rams forced three turnovers including a game-winning interception return for a touchdown in a 27-26 come-from-behind, homecoming win...

Pirate defense stops Thundering Herd

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. -- A game of inches. Facing a fourth-and-1 at midfield with the nation's leading rusher in the backfield, Marshall coach Mark Snyder called for the quarterback sneak. East Carolina stuffed the Thundering Herd's Brian Anderson at the...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Saints net win over Trojans

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne tennis is on the rise. The Saints took another step in the right direction with a steady 6-3 victory over visiting South Johnston on Thursday afternoon in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play. Southern Wayne controlled the...

Rose hired by Mount Olive

Former PGA Tour professional and Goldsboro native Clarence Rose has been named the men's and women's assistant golf coach at Mount Olive College. "I'm excited to have Clarence Rose come on board as my assistant coach," said MOC head coach...

Prep tennis boxes

Eastern Wayne 8 C.B. Aycock 1 Singles: No. 1 Danielle Daniel (EW) d. Ashley Howell 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 Hollie Baker (CBA) d. Miller Delbridge 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 Janielle Daniel (EW) d. Abbey Strickland 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Warner...

Commission corrects error

Courtesy NCWRC RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has corrected an error in the annual hunting and trapping regulations that had mistakenly identified which counties have a fox trapping season. Pamlico, Jones, Sampson, Randolph and Wayne counties were...

Parks celebrate children's week

National "Take a Child Outside" week may not be circled on the calendar in the same way that Thanksgiving and Christmas are, but that does not mean the occasion isn't worth recognizing. What started as a simple initiative to get...

Fishing report

Northern District Ocean: Offshore anglers reported fair to good results. They caught dolphin and wahoo along with a few amberjack, little tunny, atlantic bonito, yellowfin, blackfin and skipjack tuna. Billfish catches slowed and only a few were caught. Mid-range fishing...

Hawks ease past C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- North Lenoir finally sealed the deal. After dropping three previous five-set matches, the Hawks pulled out a 19-25, 25-23, 25-15, 17-25, 15-5 win at Charles B. Aycock on Thursday. Marissa Lanier pounded out three kills and added a...

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prep football poll RALEIGH -- The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of Sept. 29, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers: Class...

Opinion -- Revamped Hurricanes ready to go

Rebuilt, refocused and highly motivated, the Carolina Hurricanes have all the makings of an organization ready to take another step toward the Stanley Cup in 2009. Following an exciting and unexpected run to the Eastern Conference finals in 2008, Carolina...

Local Preps Digest

ERWIN -- Better late than never. Eastern Wayne scored three goals in overtime in a 3-0 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference win over Triton on Thursday night. Carson Daly scored four minutes into the first overtime period on an assist...

Warriors stretch conference lead

This time, Amber Miller and Grace Delbridge started strong. And neither slowed down. Fueled by disappointing tie-breaking losses in their previous encounter with Charles B. Aycock less than two weeks ago, Miller and Delbridge exacted a little revenge Thursday afternoon....

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Princeton's success, Gators ending skid are hot topics

While the third phase of the high school football season has begun for two teams in the News-Argus readership area, nine squads have enjoyed a much-needed break this week. Players get a chance to heal the nicks, bruises and bumps...

Walnut Creek LGA

Jewel Ivey claimed the the Walnut Creek Club Championship for the 2009 season earlier this week. Faye Franklin emerged the runner-up. Novella Zambelli won first flight. Gaye Bryant and Joyce Reynolds captured second and third flight, respectively. In the final...

Thursday preps

DURHAM -- Wayne Christian used a balanced offensive effort to down Carolina Christian 1-A Conference opponent Cresset Christian 25-17, 25-21, 24-26, 25-22 on Wednesday afternoon. Brittany O'Hara led the Eagles with 13 kills and eight digs. Hanna Kaler dished...

Trojan spikers turn back St. Andrews in 4 sets

MOC Sports Information LAURINBURG -- Senior outside hitter Alicia Mote logged a double-double -- season-high 21 kills, 11 digs -- as league-leading Mount Olive turned back St. Andrews 25-17, 25-14, 25-27, 25-23 in a women's college volleyball match Wednesday evening....

Warriors fend off Saints, 1-0

There's no longer any guaranteed wins in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference men's soccer play. Eastern Wayne fended off scrappy Southern Wayne and claimed a 1-0 victory Wednesday evening at Little Big Horn. The Warriors (4-6-1, 1-2-0 ECC) snapped a three-game...

Reigning ECC camps roll along

PIKEVILLE -- Glaring weaknesses surfaced in Charles B. Aycock's double-overtime victory over Eastern Wayne on Monday evening. The Golden Falcons worked out the kinks Wednesday. Tyler Lynch supplied two goals and two assists as Aycock cruised past Triton 6-2 in...