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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Local Preps Digest

CARY -- Wayne Country Day captured the annual Missionsports Holiday Invitational hosted by Cary Academy with a 71-60 victory over Southeast Raleigh on Wednesday night. All-tournament selection Reco McCarter scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the victory....

Prep basketball boxes

C.B. Aycock 19 14 6 20 -- 59 So. Johnston 17 10 15 8 -- 50 C.B. AYCOCK (9-1) Tyheim Pitt 7 0 1-4 15, Brandon Winford 5 0 0-0 10, Isaac Ryals 4 0 6-6 14, Dontay Gills 2...

MOC suffers road defeat

MOC Sports Information AUGUSTA, GA. -- Playing without two starters, Mount Olive fell to undefeated and nationally third-ranked Augusta State 86-61 in non-conference men's basketball Wednesday at Augusta, Ga. Brandon Allen came off the bench to lead four Trojans in...

Best in show: CBA wins North/South Classic title

KENLY -- Contrasting styles met on the court in the championship game of the annual North/South Christmas Classic at North Johnston High School on Wednesday night. The new-school scheme defeated the tried-and-true approach. C.B. Aycock used their fast break...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

South Johnston tops Spring Creek

KENLY -- Spring Creek couldn't quite finish the deal. The Gators came away empty on seven straight possessions down the stretch and fell 53-48 to South Johnston in the semifinals of the North/South Christmas Classic on Tuesday night at North...

Local digest

ROANOKE -- Rasean Brewington poured in 22 points and Goldsboro earned a 78-59 win over Roanoke in the Roanoke Invitational on Tuesday night. Brewington was named the Invitational's Most Valuable Player. Demetrio Irby contributed 14 points for the Cougars...

Prep basketball boxscores

BOYS North/South Christmas Classic at North Johnston High School Semifinals C.B. Aycock 17 11 17 19 -- 64 North Johnston 6 7 12 14 -- 39 C.B. AYCOCK (8-1) Austin Terrell 1 0 0-0 2, Isaac Ryals 3 0 4-6...

Golden Falcons advance to final game

KENLY -- This lead wasn't getting away. A day after watching a 15-point lead evaporate before winning at the buzzer Charles B. Aycock appeared to have learned its lesson. The Golden Falcons forced 23 turnovers and cruised past host North...

MOC women top St. Augustine's

MOUNT OLIVE -- Leadership can be hard to find on any young team. For the Mount Olive womens' basketball team a pair of leaders stepped forward on Tuesday afternoon at Kornegay Arena. Shequanta McGee and Helen Moore sparked at...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Local Preps Digest

KENLY -- Imari Howell recorded a double-double with 21 points and 21 rebounds as Charles B. Aycock's girls' basketball team routed Rocky Mount Prep 69-29 in the first round of the North/South Classic at North Johnston High School. "I've...

prep basketball boxes

BOYS C.B. Aycock 14 11 10 12 -- 47 Rocky Mount Prep 6 9 12 17 -- 44 C.B. AYCOCK (7-1) Isaac Ryals 2 0 3-4 7, Terrance Drakeford 3 1 2-2 11, Earl Vann 0 0 2-2 2, Brandon...

MOC serving community

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The NCAA recently introduced a community engagement initiative as part of the Division II mission. But Mount Olive College Athletics has always been active in community engagement and community service. Activities have not only...

Spring Creek survives DSA in extra session

KENLY -- It took four extra minutes to decide the game between Spring Creek and Durham School of the Arts, but when the smoke cleared the Gators walked away with a hard-fought victory. Spring Creek scored 26 points in the...

Shooting star: Drakeford drains buzzer beater for Aycock

KENLY -- As the final seconds ticked away in Monday's contest against Rocky Mount Prep Terrance Drakeford had doubts about his ability to knock down a game-winning shot. Those doubts all disappeared with one flick of the wrist as Drakeford's...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

All-State list

The voting breakdown for the 2009 Associated Press All-State prep football team for North Carolina, as cast by a 17 statewide media members in voting results released Wednesday. Number of votes are in parentheses. OFFENSE QB -- Christian LeMay, Matthews...

Panthers' Moore making a statement

Whether I was trying to convince myself to try out for a particular sport in school or attempting to muster up the courage to ask out a girl, my parents were always there with one constant piece of advice when...

Challenge awaits James at Livingstone College

SALISBURY -- Revive the spirit. Instill self belief. Develop a winner. Elvin James contends he can do those things as head football coach at tiny Livingstone College. A Beaufort native, James was recently named the 33rd head coach in Blue...

AP All-State -- Butler, West Rowan headline team

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer RALEIGH -- Matthews Butler and West Rowan finished the season as unbeaten state champions. It's no surprise then that they would have significant representation on the 2009 Associated Press All-State high school football...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wrestling agate

Rocky Mount 42 Rosewood 37 103 -- Mason Holt (RM) wbf Chris Lane, 1:38; 112 -- Nick Quillen (R) by forfeit; 119 -- John Earl (RM) wbf Angel Jaramillo, 1:06; 125 -- Zach Behrend (R) dec. Nick Westcott, 7-3; 130...

Eagles soar past Kipp Pride

PRINCETON -- Penetration to the basket, finding open shooters, knocking down jump shots and making the extra pass. Rosewood's boys did it all offensively in the second half on its way to a 60-40 rout of Kipp Pride in the...

Local Preps Digest

PRINCETON -- Princeton saw an eight-point, fourth quarter lead began to slip away, but held on for a 29-24 win over Rocky Mount Prep in the girls' consolation game of the Princeton Christmas Tournament on Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs...

prep basketball boxes

BOYS Princeton Christmas Tournament Championship Rocky Mount Prep 8 8 9 22 -- 47 Princeton 7 5 11 11 -- 34 ROCKY MOUNT PREP Myles Sharpe 1 0 2-4 4, Larry Maryland 3 4 1-2 19, Jordan Bunting 1 0...

Jaguars outrun Dawgs

PRINCETON -- Andre Nixon had to feel like a helpless spectator. On the bench in foul trouble for most of the second half, the Princeton center watched Rocky Mount Prep dominate the boards and claim a 47-34 victory in the...

Warriors upend Wildcats

CLAYTON -- It was a perfect timeout. Bunn shaved the deficit to within a single point and Eastern Wayne head coach Marvin Bowman asked for the 60-second break when point guard Lamar Best crossed midcourt. Always calm, Bowman reminded his...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Local digest

BEULAVILLE -- James Kenan held off a late rally and bested East Duplin 74-69 on Monday night. The Tigers jumped out to a 15-point advantage in the second quarter, but were forced to cling to the lead as the...

Rosewood girls beat Princeton

PRINCETON -- Rosewood got off to a fast start, lapsed for a moment and finished just as strong in a 38-31 victory over Princeton in the opening round of the annual Princeton High School Christmas Tournament. The Eagles play Rocky...

Princeton boys top Rosewood

PRINCETON -- Anything can happen in a rivalry game. Monday evening was no exception. Princeton raced out to a 19-point lead early in the second quarter, endured a scoring drought and withstood a furious rally by archrival Rosewood. The Dawgs...

Prep basketball boxes

Boys Rosewood 10 17 14 17 4 -- 62 Princeton 19 22 12 5 9 -- 67 ROSEWOOD (3-7) Jykhia Applewhite 1 1 3-5 8, Antonio Henriquez 4 2 3-4 17, Jonathan Franks 0 1 2-2 5, Ahkeem Simms 0...

Eastern Wayne falls to Clayton

CLAYTON -- Bodies crashed to the floor in a mad scramble for the loose-ball rebound. The shrill whistle pierced the air and the gym fell silent. Eastern Wayne coach Marvin Bowman got out of his chair and glanced at the...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Pirates ranked in two preseason polls

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- East Carolina is ranked in two preseason top 20 baseball polls -- No. 18 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 20 by Ping! Baseball. The 2009 regular-season CUSA champion, East Carolina posted 46 victories last season...

Harris, Wicks finish unbeaten in day-long meet

EDENTON -- Corben Harris and Logan Wicks each logged unbeaten worksheets, and Eastern Wayne finished 2-2 during a five-team wrestling meet contested Saturday at John A. Holmes High School. The Warriors started the day with a 63-9 loss to...

Wrestling agate

Pasquotank County 63 Eastern Wayne 9 103 -- double forfeit; 112 -- Felip Brown (P) wbf Jasmine Doubt, 5:27; 119 -- Aaron Lamb (P) by forfeit; 125 -- Corben Harris (EW) by forfeit; 130 -- Aaron Griswell (P) wbf Austin...

NCWC news

NCWC Sports Information ROCKY MOUNT -- LeeRon Boykin and Cameron Deaver, a pair of former James Kenan standouts, have been named to the 2009 NCAA Division III All-South Region team. Boykin, a senior who also earned honorable mention All-American status,...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

All-Area: Princeton's Williamson is coach of the year

Crouched on the sideline and studying a playcard during a game earlier this season, Princeton football coach Russell Williamson thought to himself "why didn't I do this five years ago?" Footballs zipped through the air and dropped into receivers hands...

Hyman logs double-double in Kenan's OT victory

WARSAW -- Dontrill Hyman paced four players in double figures with a game-high 27 points as James Kenan escaped Heide Trask, 80-72, in overtime on the Tri-County 1-A boys' basketball scene Friday evening. Hyman pulled down 10 boards for...

All-Area: Aycock's Pitt is defensive player of the year

Tyheim Pitt can turn it on like flipping a switch, going from mild-mannered and soft-spoken to intense and hard-hitting within a matter of seconds. Years of learning and analyzing the game of football allowed Pitt to become a great student...

Friday's prep basketball boxscores

BOYS Lejeune 9 12 16 21 -- 58 North Duplin 8 8 0 22 -- 36 LEJEUNE Malcolm Hart 0 0 2-2 2, Craig Wilson 4 0 5-5 13, Gavin Allen 4 0 3-6 11, Tyrone Brooks 4 1...

North Duplin boys have tough outing vs. Lejeune

CALYPSO -- There are a few dubious feats that no team ever wants to be associated with. One is a scoreless quarter in basketball. North Duplin put up a zero during third-period play Friday evening and suffered a 58-38, non-conference...

Hickson FTs sink MOC men on road

MOC Sports Information SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Brandon Hickson drained two free throws in the final 17 seconds, and St. Augustine's defeated in-state rival Mount Olive on day two of the Hampton Inn and Suites Fall Finals Classic at Armstrong Atlantic...

Catawba women use 9-0 run to dispatch MOC

MOC Sports Information SALISBURY -- Mount Olive pulled within a two-possession in the final 67 seconds, but Catawba used a game-ending 9-0 run to claim an 83-69, non-conference women's basketball victory Friday evening. Senior forward Helen Moore poured in a...

All-Area: Gurganus, Cobb named co-offensive players of the year

One picks apart defenses with a right arm that at times appears to possess magic, while the other runs with a harnessed aggression fueled by an injury that nearly ended his career. Together, they combined for more than 6,000 yards...

ECU football inks three early signees

GREENVILLE -- Three junior college transfers have signed mid-year national letters-of-intent to attend and play football at East Carolina University. Quarterback Dominique Davis from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College, safety Bradley Jacobs from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Take precautions for winter camping

The thought of sleeping on the hard ground does not sound particularly inviting. If the night-time temperatures are too hot to be comfortable, the situation can be down right unbearable. With that in mind, a new trend is gaining ground...

Four fish-attractor reefs placed in Guilford lakes

Courtesy NCWRC RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has placed four fish-attractor reefs, marked by orange-and-white buoys, in Lake Higgins. While there's nothing new about the design of the fish attractors, the way they're situated in the lake...

NC fishing report

Northern District Dare, Hyde, Currituck & Beaufort Counties Ocean: Winter anglers catch plenty of yellowfin tuna when conditions permit along with a few wahoo and dolphin to make for some good offshore action. Midrange anglers target striped bass and red...

Opinion -- New coaches Gill, Strong add diversity

The first few steps have begun in a journey in which many miles remain to be traveled. Over the past few weeks five African-Americans have been hired as head football coaches at Division 1-A schools bringing the total number of...

Local Preps Digest

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne never got its offense going in a 57-34, non-conference loss at Wilson Hunt on Thursday night. Robert Washington led the Warriors with 10 points, while teammate Marvin Bowman Jr. had eight. Eastern Wayne visits Wilson Fike...

Faith Christian girls dealt first NCCSA Coastal loss

Turnovers. Lack of rebounding. Missed shots. All those phases of the basketball game didn't prove fruitful for Faith Christian on Thursday evening. The Conquerors toiled through 24 turnovers, missed 22 field goals and suffered a 33-24 loss against N.C. Christian...

prep basketball boxes

BOYS Bethel 11 10 18 17 -- 56 Faith Christian 6 3 13 26 -- 48 BETHEL (10-0, 6-0) Issac Brown 8 0 1-2 17, Will Creekmore 5 0 1-2 11, T.J. Goff 4 2 2-3 16, Matt Jones 0...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday preps

LaGRANGE -- Goldsboro scored 51 second-half points as they bested former Eastern Plains 2-A Conference rival North Lenoir 72-71 on Wednesday evening. After their second consecutive slow start, the Cougars exploded for 25 points in the third quarter thanks...

Rosewood boys fend off Lakewood

Rosewood got off to a hot start and Lakewood became its own worst enemy on Wednesday night. The Eagles scored 20 points in the opening quarter and held off a late charge for a 57-50, non-conference basketball win. Four baskets...

Trojan men suffer road defeat

MOC Sports Information WINGATE -- Kendrick Easley's 3-pointer pulled Mount Olive within a single point in the final minute, but in-state rival Wingate held on for a 90-85, men's college basketball victory Wednesday evening. Easley pumped in a game-high 30...

Jesse Lancaster earns A-A accolades

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive outfielder Jesse Lancaster, who helped lead Mount Olive to the 2008 NCAA Division II College World Series title, has been named a third-team preseason All-American by the NCBWA. A senior left fielder from Goldsboro, Lancaster...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wrestling boxes

C.B. Aycock 45 Wilson Fike 36 215 -- Jon Rudolph (CBA) wbf Cameron Jernigan; Hwt -- Jarrod James (CBA) dec. Anderson Singleton, 5-1; 103 -- Mario Darby (CBA) by forfeit; 112 -- David Romo (CBA) wbf Chris Singleton; 119 --...

Local preps digest

The Eastern Wayne girls' basketball team finished the third quarter on an 11-0 run and never relinquished the momentum in 53-40 comeback win over county rival Goldsboro on Tuesday evening. The victory was the Warriors' first of the season....

Prep wrestling digest

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock emerged victorious in the first six individual matches and cruised past Wilson Fike 45-36 on the wrestling mat Tuesday evening. Jon Rudolph started the Golden Falcons' early-match surge with a come-from-behind victory over Cameron...

Prep swimming results

Results from a nine-team meet contested at Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y on Tuesday evening: GIRLS TEAM SCORES Hunt 159 C.B. Aycock 98 Eastern Wayne 73 Triton 51 Southern Wayne 39 South Johnston 34 Rosewood 17 Goldsboro 10...

Area teams battle in pool

Goldsboro's Logan Cole and Travis Paul, and Charles B. Aycock's Taylor Allen and Bryce Connolly each emerged double winners during a nine-team swim meet contested Tuesday at the Goldsboro Family Y. Cole, a freshman, touched the wall first in...

prep basketball boxes

BOYS Goldsboro 20 4 6 12 -- 49 Eastern Wayne 13 12 17 17 -- 59 GOLDSBORO (3-3) Michael Langston 1 0 2-2 4, Robert Kornegay 2 0 2-2 6, Demetrio Irby 0 02 0-0 6, Matt Woodard 0 2...

E. Wayne boys rally past Goldsboro

One defensive adjustment left Goldsboro dazed and confused. Eastern Wayne switched to a 2-3 zone defense in the second half to limit the Cougars' outside shooting and rallied for a 59-49, non-conference win Tuesday evening in New Hope. The Warriors...

C.B. Aycock tops Knights

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock rode the wave of momentum created by a fast start and overcame a pair of Northern Nash second-half runs on Tuesday night. The Golden Falcons grabbed a 52-44, non-conference victory and continued to build early...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Local Preps Digest

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Country Day cruised to a 67-35 win at Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Monday night. Tim Hobbs led the Chargers with 16 points and Tyson Pearson provided 13. Hil Tanner supplied 10 points and...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Local digest

MORRISVILLE -- Rosewood High gymnast Sarah Conger finished sixth overall among 75 individuals during a North Carolina state high school meet. Conger recorded an all-around score of 37.200, including a third-place mark of 9.500 on the floor exercise. Girls'...

Rosewood finishes sixth in 14th Eagle Invitational

Daniel Richter had a perfect day. The Spring Creek 125-pounder emerged the lone county competitor to seize a gold medal during the 14th annual Eagle Invitational contested on the Rosewood wrestling mats Saturday. Richter, the No. 1 seed, received an...

14th Eagle Invitational results

Championship and third-place results from the 14th Eagle Invitational contested Saturday at Rosewood High School: Championship 103 -- Jacob Geske (PF) maj. dec. Jake Britt (Hunt), 14-1; 112 -- Keegan Sykes (Mill) wbf Ryan Hedgecorth (WO), 1:30; 119 -- Chance...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Local preps digest

The Charles B. Aycock girls' basketball team watched county rival Goldsboro shave its 17-point lead to eight, but hung on for a 46-35 win Friday evening at Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium. Courtney Sheeks, Courtnei Gilbert and Imari Howell scored...

MOC men, women defeat Limestone

MOC Sports Information GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Kendrick Easley scored 21 of his game-high 27 points in the first half and Lamonte Theus added a career-high 22 points as Mount Olive extended its winning streak to four with an 83-74 victory...

Teacher gets win over pupil

The pupil received another lesson from the teacher. Patrick Reynell, a former assistant at Charles B. Aycock and now head boys' basketball coach at Goldsboro, watched his team squander an 11-point lead Friday evening. The Golden Falcons, directed by head...

E. Wayne's White has career night, host Warriors fight back

Three days after an overtime loss to county rival Goldsboro, the Eastern Wayne boys' basketball team needed a confidence boost Friday evening. Will White gave the Warriors just what they needed. The senior pumped in a career-best 24 points as...

Pinkowski shares coaching accolade

Charles B. Aycock's Randy Pinkowski has been named tri-coach of the year on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference varsity football scene. Pinkowski guided the Golden Falcons to 10 victories, a third-place finish in the ECC and a second-round appearance...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Illegal deer kill raises hunting issues

The 1980s cartoon G.I. Joe ended the same way each Saturday morning with a phrase that makes resounding sense in its simplicity, "Knowing is half the battle." When taking to the field for a hunt, knowing what is legal is...

Books, inexpensive gifts to pass hunter's time

Throughout the year, I read many new books on outdoor subjects. Reading is a great way to pass time in a tree stand or during a long ride at "shotgun" to a hunting destination. Books are inexpensive gifts, are always...

Trojans still seek team identity

MOUNT OLIVE -- A blessing or a curse. Mount Olive College women's basketball coach Wendy Lee considers the team's two-week layoff as a blessing, and given her the opportunity to refine the Trojans' rotation. "I think we needed this time...

Higginbotham evaluates squad

BY ANDREW STEVENS News-Argus Sports Writer MOUNT OLIVE -- A critical stretch of five consecutive road games against quality opponents and a big man sidelined with a health concern are the current hurdles for Mount Olive's men's basketball team. The...

Friday preps

HOLLY RIDGE -- James Kenan earned its first victory of the season with a 72-68, non-conference triumph over Dixon on Wednesday night in non-conference basketball action. James Owens paced the Tigers with 24 points and nine rebounds. Jeremy Smith...

Opinion -- Few non-BCS matchups are intriguing in own way

The end of college football season is an event that annually haunts me like taxes and embarrassing pictures of my childhood. The lone silver lining in the sport's nearly seven month departure is the 33 bowls that span 20 days....

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Local digest

Goldsboro High, for the second time in a 24-hour span, got some late heroics and escaped with a victory. Resean Brewington tallied the game-winning putback as time expired, and the Cougars beat Southern Nash 58-56 at Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium...

Laney holds off Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Four quarters were not enough to decide the boys' basketball contest between Southern Wayne and Wilmington Laney on Wednesday night. The former Mideastern 4-A Conference opponents went into overtime before the Buccaneers pulled out a 63-62 victory. Southern...

Wrestling boxscore

Southern Nash 43 C.B. Aycock 25 215 -- Jon Rudolph (CBA) wbf Drew Wheeler, 3:29; Hwt -- Jarrod James (CBA) by forfeit; 103 -- Kenny Rogister (SN) wbf Mario Darby, 2:53; 112 -- David Romo (CBA) by forfeit; 119 --...

Prep basketball boxscores

BOYS Hobbton 14 12 16 16 -- 58 Princeton 10 21 19 20 -- 70 HOBBTON Ira Moore 1 0 0-0 2, Brad Evans 2 0 0-0 4, Mallard Newkirk 3 1 0-0 9, Keion Oates 0 0 0-2 0,...

Princeton defeats Hobbton

PRINCETON -- Princeton took a collective deep breath, gathered itself and regained its composure. The Bulldogs rebounded from a shaky start, found their offensive rhythm and earned a 70-58 non-conference win over Hobbton on Wednesday night. Princeton scored two points...

So. Nash pins C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- The growing pains continue. Injury-riddled and youth-ladened Charles B. Aycock depended on six first-year starters, including five freshmen, to battle against perennial power Southern Nash on Wednesday evening. It was a tall order for the Golden Falcons. The...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wrestling agate

Rosewood 52 Princeton 19 189 -- Derek West (P) maj. dec. Taylor McGill, 10-2; 215 -- Cameron Lane (R) wbf Gabriel Teague, 0:28; Hwt -- Logan Rains (P) wbf Chris Campbell, 1:27; 103 -- Chris Lane (R) by forfeit; 112...

Wednesday preps

HARRELLS -- Spring Creek hung on for a 61-57, non-conference victory over Harrells Christian Academy on Tuesday night. The Gators sank eight free throws in the final minute to preserve the win. Melvin DeVeaux led the way for the...

Eagles cage Bulldawgs

Carolina 1-A Conference heavyweight Rosewood started a little slow in its non-conference wrestling match against archrival Princeton on Tuesday evening. Zach Behrend quickly changed the pace. Battling a queasy stomach, the junior outlasted nemesis Matt Evans 2-0 at 125 pounds....

prep basketball boxes

BOYS Hunt 8 10 13 16 -- 47 C.B. Aycock 13 13 11 11 -- 56 HUNT Major Canady 1 0 0-0 2, Damont Williams 1 0 1-2 3, Tyrell Vinson 3 0 3-4 9, Qwen Bradford 1 1 0-2...

Goldsboro seizes second win of season

Eastern Wayne had the man power. Goldsboro had the will power. Devonte White delivered the game-sealing dunk in the final minute and Goldsboro claimed a 58-56 overtime thriller in front of a standing-room only crowd inside Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium...

East Carolina players earn All-CUSA honors

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Conference USA champion East Carolina led the CUSA all-conference football team, placing seven players on the first team and earning 12 total selections. The Pirates' first-team selections include four defensive starters. Defensive linemen Linval Joseph...

Aycock turns back Hunt

PIKEVILLE -- Close with a vengeance. Charles B. Aycock got key baskets when it needed them and made big defensive stops to hold off Wilson Hunt for a 56-47, non-conference win on Tuesday night. The Golden Falcons led 26-18 to...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Local digest

GREENVILLE -- Faith Christian played 32 minutes of strong defense as they bested Trinity Christian of Greenville 28-16 on Monday night in N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A action. Christina Powell led the Conquerors with nine points and three steals....

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wrestling agate

Rosewood 48 C.B. Aycock 35 103 -- Chris Lane (R) wbf Mario Darby, 1:25; 112 -- Nick Quillen (R) wbf David Romo, 3:26; 119 -- Zach Behrend (R) wbf Tyler Caison, 0:50; 125 -- Daniel Romo (CBA) wbf Nick Lowery,...

Rosewood grapplers upend two county foes

Perennial wrestling powers Rosewood and Charles B. Aycock combined for three dual-team victories during a four-team, non-conference meet contested Friday evening at Eastern Wayne. Zach Behrend, Scott Pate, Nick Quillen and Josh Pipkin emerged victorious in key matches against...

Monday preps

LEWISVILLE -- Wayne Country Day recorded a 56-42 win over Ragsdale on Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Invitational at Forsyth Country Day School. Tim Hobbs led the Chargers with 17 points and eight rebounds. Reco McCarter added 15 points, nine...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Local digest

Will Caughron scored 16 points and Rosewood earned its first win of the season by knocking off visiting Midway 68-52. Antonio Henriques provided 13 points and Cody Harris had 10. The Eagles (1-3) travel to Lakewood on Tuesday. Faith...

SW handles Jones Senior

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne got hot at exactly the right time on Friday night. After trading baskets with Jones Senior for most of the evening, the Saints rallied for 12 points in the final two minutes and earned a...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Wilson Fike 15 14 15 27 -- 71 Eastern Wayne 11 19 13 19 -- 62 WILSON FIKE Aaron Sessoms 1 0 2-2 4, Jimmie Lewis 2 1 0-0 7, Sehuyler Lewis 8 1 2-2 21, Jerel Williams 10...

High school football scores

Friday's Scores PREP FOOTBALL CLASS 4-AA EAST (3) Fayetteville Britt 39, (1) Wake Forest-Rolesville 7 WEST (1) Matthews Butler 38, (6) Charlotte Independence 14 CLASS 4-A WEST (4) Asheville Reynolds 9, (2) Greensboro Dudley 8 CLASS 3-AA EAST (1) South...

Goldsboro halted by Southwest Onslow

JACKSONVILLE -- The better team won. Disciplined and efficient from the opening snap, unbeaten and top-seeded Southwest Onslow controlled the trenches and rolled past Goldsboro 42-6 on a rainy Friday evening at Stallions Stadium. The Stallions (15-0 overall) earned a...

Goldsboro-SWO boxscore

Goldsboro 0 0 0 6 -- 6 SW Onslow 7 21 14 0 -- 42 First quarter SWO -- Davis 10 run (Matics kick), 6:27 Second quarter SWO -- Davis 1 run (Matics kick), 11:57 SWO -- Johnson 31 run...

Fike downs Eastern Wayne

Wilson Fike closed puts its foot to the gas and Eastern Wayne simply sputtered to the finish line. The Demons closed the game on a 15-8 run and earned a 71-62 non-conference road win on Friday night. Will White's layup...

ECU wins conference championship

GREENVILLE -- Case Keenum's mind-boggling, record-setting performance couldn't sink East Carolina on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Van Eksridge and Travis Simmons made sure it didn't happen. Simmons' tipped pass, which led to Eskridge's second pick of the day, preserved the...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Ashley earns Fishery accolade

Courtesy NCWRC Keith Ashley, a district fisheries biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, was named Fishery Biologist of the Year by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies at its 63rd annual meeting. Ashley was recognized for his...

Salttwater Sportsman Seminar in New Bern

Local anglers will appreciate the short drive to New Bern to attend the 23rd annual Saltwater Sportsman Seminar Series. George Poveromo, host of George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing on ESPN2 and a Senior Editor of Saltwater Sportsman, will headline...

Three Commission members resign

PINE KNOLL SHORES -- Years of being ignored took their final toll on three members of the Southern Flounder Advisory Committee, and each handed in their respective resignation as a result. Co-chairmen Joe Shute and Owen Lupton, along with committee...

ND-Hobbton boxes

BOYS Hobbton 10 13 18 26 -- 67 North Duplin 9 11 13 13 -- 46 HOBBTON (1-1) Joe Shoonmaker 2 3 2-2 15, Xavier Thompson 4 0 5-10 13, Malcolm Swinson 1 0 0-0 2, Keion Dates 1 0...

Wildcats crank up offense in second half

CALYPSO -- Hobbton had the final offensive outburst Thursday evening. The Wildcats used a game-ending 10-2 run to turn back North Duplin 67-46 in a non-conference game closer than the final score indicates. The teams played at a frenetic pace...

NC fishing report

Northern Region Dare, Hyde, Currituck & Beaufort Counties Ocean: Offshore anglers had a slow week with only a few tuna and an occasional wahoo and dolphin to show for their efforts. Midrange fishing improved, and anglers landed some very nice...

1-AA Eastern Finals: Cougars enter as the underdogs

Third-year Goldsboro High head football coach Eric Reid and his team will experience a role reversal tonight at unbeaten Southwest Onslow. The Cougars aren't the favorites despite entering the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-AA (large-school) eastern championship on the...

Local Preps Digest

SNOW HILL -- Zach Behrend remained unbeaten and Nick Quillen picked up his team-leading 12th individual victory during Rosewood's 75-6, non-conference thrashing of Greene Central on the wrestling mat Thursday evening. Behrend logged a second-period fall over the Rams'...

Local Opinion -- 'Old' Favre returns

My biggest attraction and more recently biggest turnoff with Brett Favre in has been his unpredictability. From the offseason waffling of will he or won't he return, to the late season collapses and interception totals that piled up faster than...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Word of God girls upend Wayne Country Day

Eric Perry's postgame smile told the whole story. The Wayne Country Day head coach knew his team didn't turn in its best effort and nearly completed the comeback in a 34-30 loss to visiting Word of God on Wednesday night....

WCDS-Word of God boxes

BOYS Word of God 19 20 19 15 - 73 Wayne Country Day 10 9 9 11 - 39 WORD OF GOD C.J. Leslie 9 0 1-5 19, Dez Wells 3 0 0-0 6, Waymond Wright 3 0 0-0 6,...

Thursday preps

State-ranked Word of God used a 10-0 run that spanned nearly a quarter to break open a tight ballgame and cruise to a 73-39, non-conference win at Wayne Country Day on Wednesday night. C.J. Leslie scored a game-high 19...

Markas Brunson selected for All-ODAC

GREENSBORO -- Guilford College senior Markas Brunson, who starred at Rosewood High School, earned first-team recognition for the 2009 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference football squad. A second-team All-ODAC pick last season, Brunson emerged the Quakers' top tackler (41 stops)...

Coach matures as team gains confidence

Following a disappointing home loss to East Duplin in an opening-round, 2-A playoff game in 2007, Goldsboro head coach Eric Reid vowed he and his program would continue to grow. Now in his third season at his alma mater, Reid...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Local Preps Digest

Goldsboro overcame 30 turnovers and slipped past former Eastern Plains 2-A Conference girls' basketball rival North Lenoir, 66-61, inside Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on Tuesday evening. "Wow, 30 turnovers ... too many," said fourth-year Cougars head coach Brandy Smith....

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BOYS Rosewood 6 5 5 18 -- 34 C.B. Aycock 18 13 12 10 -- 53 ROSEWOOD (0-2) Jyhkia Applewhite 0 0 2-2, Trevor Cox 1 1 2-5 7, Antonio Applewhite 1 0 1-1 3, Will Caughron 0 4 0-0...

Cougars rally

Short-handed and lucky. Goldsboro twice erased double-digit deficits and used a double-digit run of its own to nip former Eastern Plains 2-A boys' basketball rival North Lenoir, 84-82, inside Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on Tuesday evening. Coming off a 16-day...

Goldsboro's practice philosophy paying off

Football games, and in particular championships, aren't just won on game days in front of screaming fans and under the glow of stadium lights. Victory is something that is accomplished with hard work throughout the week in an empty stadium...

E. Wayne boys run past Havelock

Eastern Wayne, again, used a strong second-half offensive effort to defeat non-conference foe Havelock, 56-32, on Tuesday evening. Turnovers and poor shooting marred the contest for the Rams, who continue to play their early-season games without several key contributors who...

C.B. Aycock knocks off county foe

PIKEVILLE -- Rosewood got a healthy dose of the present and the future of Charles B. Aycock's basketball program on Tuesday night. The Golden Falcons' starters built an early lead and watched as the supporting cast provided 21 points off...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Goldsboro High School will offer fan buses

Two fan buses have been reserved for Goldsboro High students and football supporters who wish to travel to Southwest Onslow for the NCHSAA Class 1-AA eastern regional championship game Friday. The cost is $7 per person. Just 100 seats are...