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Friday, April 30, 2010

Rosewood earns share of second straight league title

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood has a little breathing room. The Eagles scored five first-inning runs and Matt Neal pitched a complete game in a 7-4 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Spring Creek on Thursday evening. Rosewood (12-6 overall, 8-0...

Local Preps Digest

Wayne Christian defeated state-ranked Trinity of Durham 6-5 on Thursday and advanced to today's finals of the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference tournament. Senior Travis Thomas paced the offense with a 4-for-4 performance at the place. Thomas tripled in the...

ECC tennis agate

2010 Eastern Carolina 3-A Men's Tennis Championships (at Snow Hill Tennis Complex) Singles First round: Allen Cansler (SW) d. Nick Rodriguez (T) 8-4; Parker Tart (T) d. Allen Nunez (SW) 8-1. Quarterfinals: Chaz Fitzpatrick (EW) d. Cansler 6-0, 6-0; Will...

Spring Creek-Rosewood baseball box

Rosewood 502 000 0 -- 7 6 5 Spring Creek 103 000 0 -- 4 8 2 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Matt Neal 1-4; Cody Harris 2-4, 2 RBI; Will Winslow 1-4; Will Beasley 2-4, HR, 5 RBI. Spring...

Rosewood offense wakes up in fifth vs. Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Better late than never. For five innings, Rosewood head coach Tracie Meadows begged her team to be patient at the plate and aggressive on the bases. The Eagles finally responded with a five-run, fifth-inning outburst and thwarted...

Spring Creek-Rosewood softball box

Rosewood 000 105 0 -- 6 4 3 Spring Creek 001 200 0 -- 3 6 4 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Kelsey Kornegay 1-4; Laura Vinson 1-3; Stephanie Hill 1-2; Beth Dill 1-2, RBI. Spring Creek -- Jana Price...

Vail captures nail-biting three-setter

SNOW HILL -- Blake Vail listened and nodded his head as he chewed on a snack and finished off the last drops of a Gatorade. "The time is now son," said Charles B. Aycock head coach Kevin Coghill during the...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday preps

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day scored the winning run in the top of the 10th inning to down Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference baseball nemesis Greenfield 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon. The Knights out-hit the Chargers 14-5. Cameron Ford earned...

Aycock senior reaches milestone victory in semis

SNOW HILL -- A green towel draped around his neck, Blake Vail let out a sigh of relief as he walked off the Snow Hill Tennis Complex courts Tuesday afternoon. What happened next caught Vail by surprise. His dad, Tom,...

Brock's double play thwarts comeback

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne badly needed a win. Cody Davis and Taylor Brock made sure the Saints got this one. Davis tossed a complete game and Brock started a game-ending, double-play in the top of the seventh inning to preserve...

Wayne County players dominate opening-round action at 3-A Conference

SNOW HILL -- Opening day of the 2010 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference men's tennis championships turned into a Wayne County party Wednesday afternoon. Players from Eastern Wayne, Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne greedily gobbled up all eight spots available...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Moore hired to steer ECU's women's hoops program

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Wes Moore has been named the new women's basketball coach at East Carolina University. Moore takes over for Sharon Baldwin-Tener, who resigned two weeks ago after accepting the head coaching job at Georgia State University....

Prep baseball boxes

Eastern Wayne 331 12 -- 10 9 0 Southern Wayne 000 00 -- 0 5 3 Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Colton Fulghum 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI; Cambric Moye 1-3, HR, 4 RBI; Zach Beachum 1-3, HR, 3...

WCDS-Greenfield soccer

The Coastal Plains Independent Conference women's soccer championship is getting shipped across the Wilson County line this season. Greenfield is the new owner. Freshman forward Cameron Johnson punched in two first-half goals and the Knights cruised to a 3-0 decision...

Local Preps Digest

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne got a complete-game effort from Lani Fricks in the pitcher's circle and earned its first Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference win of the season with a 4-2 victory at Southern Wayne on Tuesday night. Fricks surrendered...

Warriors remain tied with Aycock in ECC 3-A action

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne scored in each inning and rolled past Southern Wayne 10-0 in five innings on Tuesday night at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex. The Warriors moved within one victory of earning a share of the 2010 Eastern...

N. Duplin nips Princeton

PRINCETON -- North Duplin started strong and closed with a bang. The Rebels scored early, rallied late and held off Princeton for a 6-5, Carolina 1-A Conference road win on Tuesday night. Shayne Deaver led off the ballgame with a...

Eagles, Chargers share league tournament crown

Tied. Again. One week after sharing the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season men's tennis title, Rosewood and Ayden-Grifton couldn't decide the outright tournament champion Tuesday afternoon. Each team compiled 10 points, despite the Chargers claiming both the individual singles and doubles...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Goldsboro claims first soccer win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- This was a win two years in the making and one that won't quickly be forgotten. Goldsboro overcame an early deficit and defeated Carolina 1-A Conference foe Spring Creek 6-3 on Monday afternoon. The win was the...

Local digest

SNOW HILL -- Eastern Wayne swept through singles play and bested Greene Central 8-1 in the non-conference, regular-season tennis finale for both teams Monday afternoon. Chaz Fitzpatrick did not drop a single game in his 6-0, 6-0 win at...

Controversy clouds match at GMGC

Dramatic. Controversial. Ridiculous. That's just a few of the many words, some printable and some not, used to describe Monday afternoon's Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' golf match at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Two of the conference's top players were...

Eagles top Dawgs in overtime

Missed offensive opportunities in regulation didn't come back to haunt Rosewood during overtime on a breezy Monday evening at Branch Pope Field. Rachyle McAlduff made sure of it. The sophomore midfielder converted the game-winning penalty kick in the first OT...

ECC golf scores

Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference at Goldsboro Municipal GC Monday Team Scores Triton 333 Southern Wayne 334 South Johnston 336 Eastern Wayne 339 C.B. Aycock 346 North Lenoir 365 Individual Scores Chris Sherrod (T) 77 Jeremy McLamb (SJ) 78 Kyle Best...

David Gurganus headed to Wesleyan

PRINCETON -- David Gurganus is heading to college in the fall and his first true love will be waiting for him when he gets there. A highly-touted quarterback and point guard at Princeton, Gurganus either contemplated a two-sport career or...

Monday, April 26, 2010

W. Christian softball

FAYETTEVILLE -- State-ranked Fayetteville Christian collected three sixth-inning runs and turned back perennial 1-A independent softball power Wayne Christian 7-6. The Eagles (7-3 overall) were held scoreless until they scored six runs in the final three innings. However, five...

MOC track

HICKORY -- Mount Olive College's Paul Hoffman, Kerrly Maloney and Joey Murphy each seized an individual championship during a Southeast Regional men's track and field meet contested at Lenoir-Rhyne. The Trojans finished fifth overall in the nine-team event. Hoffman...

ACC men's golf championships

theACC.com NEW LONDON -- Georgia Tech senior Chesson Hadley claimed medalist honors and the Yellow Jackets captured their second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference men's golf championship on Sunday afternoon. It was Tech's fourth title in the past five seasons. "The...

Minor leagues

KINSTON -- Kinston exploded for 15 runs on 15 hits, including six home runs, during a 15-2 victory over Carolina League foe Myrtle Beach at historic Grainger Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The K-Tribe (7-10 overall) claimed their first series of...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Prep baseball boxes

C.B. Aycock 000 000 0 -- 0 2 0 Eastern Wayne 000 001 x -- 1 6 0 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Jonathan Taylor 1-3, 2B; Travis Musselman 1-2. Eastern Wayne -- Cambric Moye 2-2; Colton Fulghum...

Rosewood remains unbeaten in Carolina 1-A baseball

Rosewood nearly took its foot off the gas too early. Ayden-Grifton cut a 6-0 deficit down to a single run before the Eagles answered with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, and scratched out a 12-5 win...

Wayne Christian girls boot Flora MacDonald, 4-0

Wayne Christian defeated visiting Flora MacDonald 4-0 on Friday. Brooke Barfield and Miranda Taylor each scored for the Eagles in the first half. Kaitlyn Kosuda and Emily Austin provided the scoring in the second half. Wayne Christian (6-5 overall)...

Aycock's McGee, Quinn sign national letters-of-intent

PIKEVILLE -- Childhood friends who grew up in the Babe Ruth and middle-school ranks, Nicholas McGee and Jordan Quinn each had a realistic approach toward their respective collegiate future. Those aspirations became reality this week. Teammates at Charles B. Aycock,...

Easley, Souza, Rombaut, Czerski cop top athlete awards

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Senior point guard Kendrick Easley and tennis standout Jessica Souza received the outstanding male and female student-athlete of the year awards during the 2010 MOC athletics awards banquet. Senior outside hitter Christiaan Rombaut and...

Goldsboro's Graham drafted by defending Super Bowl champs

NEW YORK -- Jimmy Graham had to wait until Friday to hear his name announced at Radio City Music Hall as a pick in the 75th annual NFL draft. The wait was worth it. A Goldsboro native, Graham came...

Trojans sweep Chowan, Lancaster nearing 800-win mark

MOUNT OLIVE -- Execution aside, Mount Olive picked up right where it left off nearly six days ago. Fresh off their ninth Conference Carolinas tournament championship in program history, the Trojans claimed a non-conference doubleheader from Chowan University on Saturday...

Third hit batter gives EW victory over Aycock in baseball

Strange things happen when archrivals meet in one-run ballgames. Eastern Wayne scored a run on three consecutive hit batsmen in the bottom of the sixth inning, and claimed a 1-0 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Charles B. Aycock...

Aycock softball team bounces back

A good bounce-back game. Three Charles B. Aycock hurlers combined for a one-hitter in a 13-1 conquest of Eastern Carolina 3-A softball rival Eastern Wayne on Friday evening. The Golden Falcons (12-5 overall, 6-2 ECC) rebounded from a disappointing loss...

Friday, April 23, 2010

prep baseball boxes

South Johnston 000 010 0 -- 1 8 2 Southern Wayne 011 020 x -- 4 6 2 Leading hitters -- South Johnston -- Jesse Holmes 1-4; Dillon Bass 1-4; Logan Jernigan 1-4; Eric Radford 1-3; Matt Blackmon 1-2; Tanner...

Spring Creek rolls over Princeton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek head coach Heath Whitfield may ask the prom committee to work every week at this rate. For the second consecutive year, the Gators picked up two pivotal wins on the Carolina 1-A Conference baseball scene...

K-Tribe splits with Blue Rocks

Kinston split a Carolina League doubleheader with Wilmington, winning 7-4 in the opener and dropping the nightcap, 4-3. The K-Tribe fell to 5-9 overall. Wilmington, the Single A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, touched Kinston starter and Greenville native...

Eagles drop home match

Sammy Easom hopes the late-season skid ends soon. And he eagerly awaits the return of Taylor Gray. Fayetteville Christian claimed the final three singles points and handed Wayne Christian a 5-4, non-conference setback on the John Allen Farfour Courts at...

Southern Wayne bounces back after tough defeat

DUDLEY -- Bouncing back from a difficult loss isn't nearly as easy as folding the tent and calling it quits. It just feels a lot better. Two days after losing 13-1 to North Lenoir, Southern Wayne rebounded with a 4-1...

Rosewood nips S. Creek

DUDLEY -- County golf rivals Rosewood and Spring Creek continued their season-long battle in Carolina 1-A Conference action, and played their closest match of the season Thursday afternoon at Southern Wayne Country Club. The Eagles edged the Gators 321-327...

Local Preps Digest

LaGRANGE -- Eastern Wayne blanked Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tennis foe North Lenoir 9-0 on Thursday afternoon. Chaz Fitzpatrick, Russell Turner, Aaron Dunmire, Mike Barnette, Joe DiCesare and Marvin Bowman Jr. were each winners in singles play for the...

Fayetteville-Wayne Christian tennis box

Fayetteville Christian 5 Wayne Christian 4 Singles: No. 1 Chris Easom (WC) d. Hayden Lancaster 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Daniel Glover (WC) d. John Ginn 6-0, 4-6, 10-5; No. 3 Woody Sasser (WC) d. Luke Weaver 6-0, 6-4; No. 4...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Eastern Wayne shuts out Aycock

Eastern Wayne locked up the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' soccer championship with a 2-0 victory over Charles B. Aycock at Little Big Horn on Wednesday night. The Warriors earned the win in familiar fashion. The defense, led by keeper...

Local Preps Digest

WHITEVILLE -- Wayne Country Day overcame an early deficit and toppled Waccamaw Academy 17-11 on Wednesday afternoon. Cole Davis led the Chargers at the plate with three hits and one RBI. Tucker Pearson added a home run and three...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Local Preps Digest

ERWIN -- Zack Mozingo tossed six shutout innings and allowed just one hit as Eastern Wayne defeated Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Triton 7-0 on Tuesday night. Mozingo recorded six strikeouts and walked two. Josh Frederick threw one inning...

Ford drives WCDS

Cameron Ford continues to pitch well in big games. The senior right-hander scattered eight hits in a complete-game effort and Wayne Country Day hammered Greenfield 10-1 in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference action Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers played without...

Prep baseball boxes

South Johnston 202 00 -- 4 7 1 C.B. Aycock 833 0x -- 14 10 0 Leading hitters -- South Johnston -- Logan Jernigan 2-2, HR, 2 RBI; Eric Radford 1-3, 2B; Trey Thompson 2-3, 2 RBI. C.B. Aycock --...

Neal scatters five hits, Eagles benefit from nine errors

Part I is complete. Rosewood concluded first-half play unbeaten on the Carolina 1-A Conference baseball scene with a 10-2 conquest of archrival Princeton on Tuesday evening. Senior right-hander Matt Neal, who has verbally committed to Pitt Community College, recorded a...

Spring Creek triumphs in 11 innings

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Two Bosemans are definitely better than one. Chris Boseman's walk-off, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 11th inning scored Duane Gurganus and lifted Spring Creek to a 1-0 win over Carolina 1-A Conference archrival North Duplin...

Stevens: Trojan pitching staff silences demons after day one

They went from unsteady to reliable and from scapegoats to conference tournament champions within a three-day period. An area of concern before the season even began and much-maligned during the year, Mount Olive's pitching staff came up big when it...

Aycock takes ECC title

ERWIN -- Charles B. Aycock put the finishing touches on its third consecutive Eastern Carolina 3-A dual-team boys' tennis championship with a 9-0 thrashing of Triton on Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons claimed their 31st consecutive ECC victory, and...

C.B. Aycock throttles S. Johnston

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock is rolling. South Johnston became the Golden Falcons' latest victim on Tuesday night in a 14-4, mercy rule-shortened victory in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play. After Trojan standout Logan Jernigan belted a two-run home run...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wayne County Track Championships

Mikayla Huf shined in her debut, while Eastern Wayne's girls and Charles B. Aycock's boys willingly settled for "repeat offender" tags during the 2010 Wayne County Track and Field Championships on Monday afternoon. Huf, a sophomore, claimed two gold medals...

MOC - Pfeiffer baseball

Messenger Sports Writer WILSON -- With his team down to potentially its final strike, Bobby Leeper etched his name into the Mount Olive College history books. Leeper ripped a single up the middle, and drove in the tying and winning...

MOC sports

BANNER ELK -- Keonta Coleman and Paul Hoffman each claimed a conference title, and Mount Olive placed third overall in the season-ending Conference Carolinas men's track and field championships. Coleman emerged the 400-meter champion in 48.76 seconds, while Hoffman...

MOC softball

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Mount Olive's streak of three consecutive top-three finishes in Conference Carolinas regular-season and tournament play ended Friday afternoon. The fifth-seeded Trojans lost to fourth-seeded Anderson 7-6, and concluded their season with a 5-2 setback against seventh-seeded...

Tuesday preps

Wayne Christian pounded out 22 hits and dominated Carolina Christian 1-A Conference baseball foe Northwood Temple 26-0 in five innings on Monday afternoon. Travis Thomas and Stephen Gallagher each tallied four hits on the day. Dylan Smith and Gregory...

EW-Triton

Facing a Triton team not known for its offensive prowess, Eastern Wayne stayed patient, yet aggressive. The Warriors took advantage of a 16-2 edge in shots on goal and earned a 4-0, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference win on Monday night...

ECC golf at Lane Tree

Eastern Wayne led off the second half of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' golf schedule with an impressive, and improbable, victory at Lane Tree Golf Club on Monday afternoon. The Warriors carded their season-low, four-man total of 319 which...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Four Trojans crowned individual champs in track

MOC Sports Information BANNER ELK -- Keonta Coleman and Paul Hoffman each claimed a conference title, and Mount Olive placed third overall in the season-ending Conference Carolinas men's track and field championships. Coleman emerged the 400-meter champion in 48.76 seconds,...

Softball season ends in disappointing fashion for MOC

MOC Sports Information HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Mount Olive's streak of three consecutive top-three finishes in Conference Carolinas regular-season and tournament play ended Friday afternoon. The fifth-seeded Trojans lost to fourth-seeded Anderson 7-6, and concluded their season with a 5-2 setback...

Minor leagues

ZEBULON -- Carolina claimed a come-from-behind victory over Montgomery in Southern League action Sunday afternoon. Eric Eymann laced a game-winning, walk-off single with the bases loaded in an 8-7 win at Five County Stadium. The Mudcats improved to 6-4 overall....

Mount Olive defeats Pfeiffer twice for title

WILSON --With his team down to potentially its final strike, Bobby Leeper etched his name into the Mount Olive College history books. Leeper ripped a single up the middle, and drove in the tying and winning runs in the Trojans'...

Wooten delivers walk-off single

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- John Wooten delivered the game-winning walk-off single and No. 26-ranked East Carolina nipped Conference USA rival UAB 6-5 in 12 innings on Sunday afternoon. The Pirates (24-12 overall, 6-3 CUSA) extended their win streak to...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Local digest

Wayne Country Day got a complete-game effort on the pitcher's mound from Cameron Ford in a 10-6 win over Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Friday afternoon. Ford allowed 10 hits and struck out five batters in the Coastal...

Southern Wayne tops Triton

ERWIN -- Southern Wayne turned three double plays and doubled up Triton 4-2 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference baseball action Friday evening. The Saints turned twin killings in the second, third and fifth innings. The fifth-inning DP proved especially...

Crumpler inducted to American Legion Hall of Fame

Standing before family and friends who helped weave countless threads into the tapestry of his life, Ricky Crumpler seemed at a loss for words. He was humbled, honored and in awe. But he couldn't have been more happier. Crumpler joined...

Mount Olive wins volleyball title

MOUNT OLIVE -- The two-week layoff was definitely worth the wait. And even sweeter Saturday afternoon. Christiaan Rombaut just missed a triple-double as Mount Olive College turned back archrival Lees-McRae 30-20, 27-30, 30-23, 30-22, and claimed the inaugural Conference Carolinas...

C.B. Aycock holds of North Lenoir softball

PIKEVILLE -- C.B. Aycock did most of its damage in one inning, and bested North Lenoir 8-4 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference softball scene Friday evening. The Golden Falcons scored six runs in a lengthy third-inning outburst. Brooke Bell...

Eastern Wayne bests South Johnston

FOUR OAKS -- The early-inning offensive troubles didn't bother Eastern Wayne hurler Zach Beachem too much Friday evening. The crafty left-hander stayed focused on the hill, kept the ball low in the strike zone and held South Johnston hitless through...

Trojans advance to tournament finals

WILSON -- This was just what the doctor ordered. Short on pitching, Mount Olive got a masterful pitching performance from Jackson Massey and plenty of offense in a 15-1 victory over Belmont Abbey in the Conference Carolinas tournament at Fleming...

Golden Falcons play home run derby

PIKEVILLE -- It was scheduled as an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference game. It looked more like a home run derby. Charles B. Aycock and North Lenoir combined to hit seven home runs in the Golden Falcons' 16-6, Eastern Carolina 3-A...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Trojans survive and advance

WILSON -- Carter Capps threw a complete game and top-seeded Mount Olive College belted four home runs in a 9-6, elimination-round victory over Barton in the 2010 Conference Carolinas baseball tournament Friday afternoon. The Trojans (35-9 overall) continue play Saturday...

Marsh: Testing shotguns the key to turkey success

Many hunters simply buy the latest shotgun ammo promising tight patterns for turkeys and head for the woods without checking the performance of the ammunition in their shotgun. This can be a big mistake, especially when what may be the...

Eagles extend advantage

DUDLEY -- After three matches in Carolina 1-A Conference play, the Rosewood High golf team held an 11-stroke advantage over its nearest competitor. Following Thursday's showdown at Southern Wayne Country Club, the Eagles were a little more comfortable in their...

Golden Falcons clunch share of ECC 3-A title

Charles B. Aycock seniors Blake Vail, Addison Westbrook and Dylan Quinn each wanted a second chance. They undoubtedly made the most of it. Vail served back-to-back aces in the decisive 16th game at No. 1 doubles, and the Golden Falcons...

Carolina 1-A Golf agate

Results from the third Carolina 1-A Conference men's golf match contested at Southern Wayne Country Club: Team scores Rosewood 341 Spring Creek 352 Goldsboro 424 Princeton 433 North Duplin 472 Individual scores 1. Will Coughron, Rosewood 79 2. Colby Hardison,...

Local Preps Digest

Rosewood got a goal in each half in a 2-0 home victory over non-conference opponent South Johnston on Thursday evening. Kelsey Wolfe got the Eagles on the board in the first half off an assist from Logan Bill. Bill...

CBA-EW tennis box

C.B. Aycock 5 Eastern Wayne 4 Singles: No. 1 Chaz Fitzpatrick (EW) d. Blake Vail 6-3, 6-3; No. 2 Russell Turner (EW) d. Addison Westbrook 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Will Hoff (CBA) d. Aaron Dunmire 6-1, 6-4; No. 4 Mike...

Anderson stuns top-seeded MOC

WILSON -- This nightmare has to be getting old for Mount Olive. The top-seeded Trojans' late-inning rally fell short and sixth-seeded Anderson pulled off a stunning, 10-7 upset during opening-round play of the 2010 Conference Carolinas baseball tournament Thursday evening....

Stevens: Bobcats face tough Orlando

It's the time of year when legends are born, lasting images are created and one team is left standing after 15 others come up just short in their quest to reach basketball's mountain top. The 2010 NBA playoffs tip off...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Golden Falcons top Hawks

PIKEVILLE -- Not only did the game start early, but so did Charles B. Aycock's offense. The Golden Falcons had their Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference contest with North Lenoir moved up one hour and wasted little time getting on the...

MOC ready for conference tourney

MOUNT OLIVE -- The keys to success and the concerns haven't changed much for the Mount Olive College baseball team since the season began in early February. Suddenly, the stakes have gotten a lot higher. The top-seeded Trojans open play...

Local digest

RED OAK -- Adron Hollowell belted a grand slam and tallied five RBI as C.B. Aycock hammered Northern Nash 10-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons tallied just three hits, but were aided by 13 walks. Tyler Farmer and...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Local Preps Digest

Eastern Wayne had the potential game-tying run thrown out at home plate in a 6-5 loss to North Lenoir on Tuesday night. Both teams wore pink uniforms in honor of the first annual "Pink it out night" to benefit...

prep baseball boxes

C.B. Aycock 000 230 1 -- 6 7 1 Southern Wayne 000 000 2 -- 2 4 2 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Connor Narron 2-3, HR, 3 RBI; Tyler Farmer 1-3; Tyler Ruffin 1-3, HR, RBI; Mick Walker...

Limbaugh shines for C.B. Aycock

DUDLEY -- Derek Limbaugh has worked his entire high school career for moments like these. Now that he's earned his opportunity the junior right-hander is making the most of it. Limbaugh took a shutout into the seventh inning and earned...

Walk-off winners: Ponce delivers key hit for Warriors

Colton Fulghum proved to be a hero for Eastern Wayne on Tuesday night. In fact, Fulghum saved the Warriors twice. Eastern Wayne came from behind twice and bested Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir 7-6 in nine innings....

Multiple Trojans honored

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Jackson Massey, who pitched a career-high 7 2/3 innings in nationally seventh-ranked Mount Olive's series-opening win over No. 20 Erskine, has been named Conference Carolinas Baseball Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Tuesday....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wayne Christian rolls past Community

Wayne Christian got off to a hot start and never looked back in a 17-0 mercy-rule shortened victory over Community Christian on Monday afternoon. The Eagles scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning as the Cyclones...

Eagles fall to Cyclones

The numbers in the shot column was just as telling the ones on the scoreboard. Two-time defending N.C. Independent 1-A Christian Schools state champion Community Christian outshot Wayne Christian 19-1 on its way to a 4-0 Carolina Christian 1-A Conference...

Local digest

Brandi Dean recorded her fifth hat trick of the season as Eastern Wayne blanked Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent North Lenoir 3-0 on Monday evening in New Hope. Dean opened the scoring in the ninth minute off an assist...

Prep softball box

Community 000 0 -- 0 0 3 Wayne Christian 824 3 -- 17 9 0 Leading hitters -- Community -- None. Wayne Christian -- Reagan Hinton 1-1, 3B, RBI; Rachel McCollum 2-2, 3B, 2 RBI; Sarah McCollum 3-3, HR, 6...

MOC softball splits twinbill

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Sasha Snyder tossed a complete game four-hitter and Aubrey Reinhard belted her sixth home run of the season as Mount Olive defeated Chowan 7-1 in game one of a non-conference softball doubleheader Monday at...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Minor leagues -- KTribe, Cats

KINSTON -- Kinston hurler T.J. House recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts in his Carolina League debut, but couldn't get any run support in a 5-1 loss to Winston-Salem on Sunday afternoon. The 20-year-old House permitted two runs on six hits...

Conference Carolinas baseball

WILSON -- No. 7-ranked Mount Olive College earned the top seed for the season-ending Conference Carolinas baseball tournament, which begins Thursday. The Trojans (34-8 overall) clinched their fourth regular-season championship in the past five years with a 2-1 series...

MOC softball

BANNER ELK -- Sasha Snyder allowed no earned runs in a combined 71/3 innings of relief and Mount Olive College swept in-state rival Lees-McRae on the Conference Carolinas softball scene Sunday afternoon. Aubrey Reinhard supplied the game-winning hit in...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Confident Eagles crush Panthers for third place

PRINCETON -- Rosewood's confidence picks up a notch whenever Matt Neal toes the pitching rubber. Friday afternoon was no exception. Neal threw a complete-game, four-hitter in the Eagles' 13-1 shellacking of North Johnston during the 2010 Deacon Jones Invitational at...

Local Preps Digest

PIKEVILLE -- Autumn Pittman swatted a home run and Charles B. Aycock hammered J.H. Rose 9-1 in non-conference, high school softball action Friday evening. It was Pittman's team-leading, third homer of the season and boosted her RBI total to...

WCDS uses lates error ti nip Eagles

Sluggish for the better part of four innings, Wayne Country Day finally found the "on" switch Friday afternoon. Cole Davis scored on an error off the bat of Dare Uzzell to cap a five-run rally over the last three innings...

Bulldogs capture tournament title

PRINCETON -- Patrick Jacobs did his best Houdini impression. Phillip Mitchell delivered a smashing encore. Jacobs constantly escaped trouble on the mound and Mitchell belted a two-run homer, lifting Princeton past Spring Creek 4-1 in the 2010 Deacon Jones Invitational...

Trojans clinch conference crown with split at Erskine

MOC Sports Information DUE WEST, S.C. -- With one swing of the bat, Mike Knox broke the Mount Olive College single-season home run and runs batted in records as his three-run homer capped a seven-run second inning and propelled the...

Sebert claims first professional win

Courtesy of Hooters Tour Zachary Sebert captured his first professional victory at the Hooters Carolina Summer Series event at Walnut Creek Country Club with a 1-under par 71 on Friday. A former Ohio State University golfer, Sebert carded rounds of...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Local Preps Digest

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne defeated Spring Creek 13-3 in five innings in non-conference play on Thursday evening. Madison Davis tossed a complete game for the Saints allowing three earned runs on no hits with nine strikeouts and eight walks....

Base-running error critical for Wayne Christian

A failure to touch home plate not only cost Wayne Christian three runs, it likely cost it a victory. A key base running mistake came back to haunt the Eagles in a 7-6 loss to Greenfield on Thursday in the...

WCDS box

Game 2 Greenville Christian 000 000 -- 0 1 1 W. Country Day 122 033 -- 11 9 0 Leading Hitters -- Greenville Christian -- Johnny Tugwell 1-2. Wayne Country Day -- Tyson Pearson 2-4, HR, 3 RBI; Bryce Creger...

Chargers' Neal tosses one-hitter

While delivering his best pitching performance of the season, Cody Neal got a little help from his friends. Neal tossed six shutout innings and allowed just one hit in Wayne Country Day's 11-0 win in six innings over Greenville Christian...

W. Christian-Greenfield box

Charger Diamond Classic (at Wayne Country Day) Wayne Christian 011 004 0 -- 6 10 1 Greenfield 012 220 x -- 7 10 0 Leading hitters -- Wayne Christian -- Travis Thomas 2-2, RBI; Dylan Smith 3-4, HR, 2 RBI;...

Princeton claws past county rival North Johnston

PRINCETON -- Papa Proctor would have been proud. On a night when emotions flowed freely and bang-bang plays further boosted an already-intense rivalry, Princeton recorded a gutsy come-from-behind victory over North Johnston. Tyler Daniels stroked his first varsity career homer...

Gators, Eagles stage wild affair

PRINCETON -- Rosewood couldn't close the door. The Eagles built an eight-run cushion after 11/2 innings, but Spring Creek refused to quit Thursday afternoon. The Gators used a four-run, no-hit second inning as the springboard to a come-from-behind, 15-13 victory...

Rosewood-SC box

Deacon Jones Invitational (at Princeton HS) Game 1 Rosewood 261 102 1 -- 13 13 3 Spring Creek 047 022 x -- 15 12 5 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Matt Neal 2-3, HR, 2 RBI; Cody Harris 2-4, 2B,...

Marsh: Father passes on love of archery to daughter

Natalie Wagler is just four years old. She attends pre-school at Tarawa Terrace Primary School on Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Onslow County. Like her father, Lance Corporal Travis Wagler, a 26-year-old Motor Transport Specialist, she has a passion...

NJ-Princeton box

Game 2 North Johnston 022 000 4 -- 8 9 4 Princeton 001 602 x -- 10 8 3 Leading hitters -- North Johnston -- Brandon Crocker 3-4, 2B; Caleb Williams 1-3, RBI; Matt Corbett 1-3, 2B; Will Faircloth 1-3,...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

MOC baseball faces key league series

Avoid the sweep. Mount Olive College takes that philosophy south this weekend for a pivotal, season-ending Conference Carolinas baseball series at nemesis Erskine (S.C.) College. The winner, undoubtedly, seizes the top seed for next week's league tournament. And, quite possibly,...

Murphy Honored

News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS Mount Olive College sophomore Joey Murphy has been named the Conference Carolinas men's field athlete-of-the-week. Competing against a predominantly Division I field, Murphy ended up eighth overall among 21 participants in the javelin during the Duke University Invitational....

Local Preps Digest

CLINTON -- North Duplin got a stout pitching performance in a 15-1 beating of Lakewood on Wednesday in the Clinton High School Easter Tournament. Larry White tossed a five-inning no-hitter for the Rebels. White allowed one run on a...

Saunders, Ware claim victories in pitcher's circle

WILSON -- Sarah Saunders and Kristin Ware combined for 13 solid innings inside the pitcher's circle Wednesday afternoon, and Mount Olive College swept in-state archrival Barton on the Conference Carolinas softball scene. Saunders retired the final 12 batters she...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

prep baseball boxes

Eastern Wayne 011 021 1 -- 7 9 3 J.H. Rose 370 003 x -- 13 11 1 Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Cambric Moye 1-3, RBI; Robert Faucette 1-3, HR, 2 RBI; Jose Ponce 1-4, HR, RBI; Hunter...

Stevens: Average fan not entitled to explanation from Woods

There's a disgusting sense of disease-like entitlement flowing through our nation that continues to infect generation after generation. For way too long we as a nation have been mired in the belief that every public figure who falls from grace...

Local Preps Digest

WINTERVILLE -- John Delaney tossed a complete game and North Lenoir defeated Greene Central 15-7 in the fifth-place game of the Winterville Baseball Bash on Tuesday. Delaney allowed six runs (one earned) on nine hits with five strikeouts and...

Golden Falcons shut out Saints

WINTERVILLE -- Southern Wayne did a good job of avoiding big innings during the first two games of the inaugural Winterville Baseball Bash. The Saints weren't as fortunate Tuesday evening. County rival Charles B. Aycock used a 12-run fourth inning...

Eastern Wayne hurlers struggle vs. Rose

GREENVILLE -- Looking to build some momentum before returning to conference play, Eastern Wayne delivered a performance it will have to quickly forget. The Warriors allowed 10 runs in the first two innings on their way to a 13-7 loss...

Hudson, Darden recognized

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Curtis Hudson, who tossed a six-hit shutout in Mount Olive's 4-0 road win against No. 7-ranked Francis Marion, has been named Conference Carolinas baseball pitcher of the week. The award is the second this...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Local Digest

GREENVILLE -- North Lenoir got a complete game from Scott Ginn and bested D.H. Conley 5-3 in the second round of the South Central/D.H. Conley Easter Invitational on Monday afternoon. J.T. Williams led the Hawks at the plate with...

Eastern Wayne cruises past Czech Nationals

GREENVILLE -- Two days after struggling with fundamentals, Eastern Wayne appeared to take strides toward turning the corner on Monday afternoon. The Warriors pounded out 20 hits and made just one error in a 19-2 win over the Czech Republic...

Prep baseball boxscores

Eastern Wayne 309 70 -- 19 20 1 Czech Republic 001 01 -- 2 5 5 Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Colton Fulghum 2-3, RBI; Cambric Moye 3-5, RBI; Zach Beachem 2-3, 3 RBI; Zack Mozingo 1-1; Robert Faucette...

Southern Wayne drops South Central

GREENVILLE -- Southern Wayne hit everything in sight and South Central collapsed under the offensive onslaught as the Saints claimed a 17-7 win in the semifinals of the South Central/D.H. Conley Easter Invitational on Monday night. Southern Wayne (8-6 overall)...

C.B. Aycock tops New Bern 12-2

GREENVILLE -- State-ranked Charles B. Aycock executed its "win every inning" philosophy to near perfection Monday afternoon. The Golden Falcons scored in four of six innings and rolled past perennial power New Bern 12-2 in semifinal-round play of the South...

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saints get superb outing from Davis

WINTERVILLE -- Southern Wayne opened its Easter holiday break with a 7-5 win over Watauga in the first round of the South Central/D.H. Conley Easter Invitational on Saturday afternoon. After using all available arms in a conference loss to Eastern...

West Craven thwarts North Lenoir's seventh-inning rally

WINTERVILLE -- North Lenoir staged a three-run, seventh-inning rally but came up short in a 5-4 loss to New Bern during opening-round play of the South Central/D.H. Conley Easter Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Hawks (4-8 overall) trailed 5-1...

Palin headlines speakers at annual event

The National Rifle Association will hold its annual meeting and exhibition May 14-16. The venue for this year's show will be the Charlotte Convention Center. With a laundry list of stars from the political and pop culture realm, the 2010...

Trojans' Knox matches program's single-season home run record

MOC Sports Information GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Mike Knox's grand slam home run -- his school record-tying 21st of the season -- capped an eight-run third inning, and No. 4-ranked Mount Olive College throttled Limestone 24-3 in Conference Carolinas baseball action...

Campbell emerges top MOC golfer in Carolina Sands Men's Golf Intercollegiate

MOC Sports Information SPRING LAKE -- Ryan Campbell tied for eighth out of 90 golfers and Mount Olive finished fourth out of 17 teams at the Carolina Sands Men's Golf Intercollegiate contested at the Carolina Sands Golf Club. Campbell, a...

Eastern Wayne doubles up Havelock

GREENVILLE -- There's more to winning and losing than the numbers on the scoreboard. Attention to detail and the execution of fundamentals are just as important as the outcome. That was the opinion of less-than-pleased Eastern Wayne head coach Jabo...

Trojans block, but King takes Conference Carolinas volleyball bout

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive couldn't chase down King College. The Tornado extended their win streak to 10 matches with a come-from-behind 27-30, 30-26, 33-31, 31-29 triumph over the Trojans in the Conference Carolinas regular-season men's volleyball finale for both...

Aycock's Limbaugh tosses six solid innings

WINTERVILLE -- Good pitching and defensive pressure pushed Charles B. Aycock into semifinal-round play of the inaugural South Central/D.H. Conley Easter Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Junior right-hander Derek Limbaugh permitted seven hits in a six-inning stint, and the state-ranked Golden...

Friday, April 2, 2010

Golden Falcons take league showdown

PIKEVILLE -- In a rematch of last season's state 3-A semifinals, Charles B. Aycock got a sterling pitching performance from Brooke Bell and bested Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Triton 3-1 on Thursday evening. The Golden Falcons got on the...

Rosewood-SC tennis box

Rosewood 9 Spring Creek 0 Singles: No. 1 Cole Radcliff (R) d. Daniel Krentz 6-0, 6-3; No. 2 Travis Cuddington (R) d. Kent Jernigan 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Matt Binda (R) d. Ethan Willoughby 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Antonio Henriques...

Unbeaten, experienced Eagles shut out Gators

Youth. Experience. Depth. And perfect, so far. Rosewood remained unbeaten on the men's tennis scene with a 9-0 decision over county and Carolina 1-A Conference rival Spring Creek on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles, who return five starters and have no...

Prep softball box

Triton 000 001 0 -- 1 4 1 C.B. Aycock 100 020 X -- 3 5 1 Leading hitters -- Triton -- Kelsey Lee 2-3; Kerri Roberts 2-3. C.B. Aycock -- Brooke Bell 2-3, 2B; Autumn Pittman 1-2, 2B; Misty...

prep baseball boxes

Triton 010 001 0 -- 2 10 1 C.B. Aycock 020 000 1 -- 3 7 0 Leading hitters -- Triton -- Alex Lopez 3-3; Brandon Chance 3-3; Vick Glover 1-2; Louie Decarolis 1-2, RBI; Jorge Hernandez 1-3; Cameron Goff...

Easley receives All-State honor; Murphy rewarded

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College guard Kendrick Easley is a unanimous first-team selection to the 2009-10 NCCSIA All-State College Division men's basketball team, which is voted upon by members of the N.C. Collegiate Sports Information Association....

Local Preps Digest

FAYETTEVILLE -- Blake Floars' base hit scored the go-ahead run in Faith Christian's 11-5 win in eight innings at N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A Coastal foe Berean Christian on Thursday. Starting pitcher Nick Gourley paced the Conquerors (5-0 overall)...

White Lake offers surprise for fishermen

White Lake Surprises Fishermen White Lake is a tremendously popular destination for water skiers and bathers. The water is as clear as glass and the beaches are snow-white sand. Homes surrounding the Bladen County beauty range from the modest campers...

C.B. Aycock nips Triton

PIKEVILLE -- Having left eight runners on base through six innings, Charles B. Aycock made sure it didn't strand a runner when it mattered most. Adron Hollowell scored on Tyler Ruffin's infield single and a Triton throwing error in the...

Two Pirates get dismissed

East Carolina junior shortstop Dustin Harrington and junior pitcher Sthil Sowers have been dismissed from the baseball team, according to an announcement from head coach Billy Godwin Thursday afternoon. Godwin could not elaborate on a reason for the dismissal, citing...

Warriors, Saints stage offensive show in ECC play

Coming off lackluster performances in their respective previous outings, county baseball rivals Eastern Wayne and Southern Wayne staged an offensive show Thursday evening. Boy, talk about your fireworks. The teams combined for six home runs, including four solo shots, and...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Triton-CBA soccer

PIKEVILLE -- Coming off a loss less than 24 hours earlier, Charles B. Aycock rebounded for a 2-0 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Triton on Wednesday. The Golden Falcons dominated from the opening minute as they controlled the...

Thursday preps

Eastern Wayne did not get much going on offense against county rival Rosewood on Wednesday night, but the Warriors' defense made the effort stand up in a 1-0 victory. In the 66th minute, Cady May converted a header off...

SC-Union

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The letdown was expected. The recovery took longer than anticipated. Coming off an emotional high and shutout victory over conference foe Ayden-Grifton just 24 hours earlier, Spring Creek struggled to put away Union on Wednesday afternoon. Mental...

ND-Lakewood

CALYPSO -- It's often the little things that separate successful teams from those that struggle. North Duplin's learning experience on the importance of fundamentals continued with an 11-1 loss in 41/2 innings against Lakewood on Wednesday evening. The Rebels struggled...

ECU-UNCW

GREENVILLE -- UNC-Wilmington scored six runs in the final two innings and claimed a 15-13, non-conference win over No. 23-ranked East Carolina on Wednesday evening. The Seahawks snapped the Pirates' eight-game win streak. Trailing 12-9 after seven innings, UNCW...

Billups

FARMVILLE, Va. -- Longwood University sophomore Brittani Billups has earned a second-team spot on the 2009-10 All-Independent women's basketball squad. An Eastern Wayne alum, Billups emerged the Lancers' second-leading scorer with 11 points this season. The sophomore averaged a...

Final Four column

With a pair of marquee programs, perhaps the hottest team in the game, three veteran head coaches and a hometown favorite there's plenty to capture the attention of college basketball fans at this weekend's Final Four. The following is why...

MOC sports wrap

MOUNT OLIVE -- Freshman Lauren Darden tossed her first collegiate no-hitter and followed that with a one-hitter as Mount Olive College swept a softball doubleheader against St. Paul's (Va.) University on Wednesday afternoon. Darden recorded 10 strikeouts in the...