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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Aycock-Wilson Jr. Legion

PIKEVILLE -- The defense was forgettable. The offense was memorable. Charles B. Aycock pounded out 17 hits and slipped past Wilson 8-7 in a Junior American Legion baseball game Monday evening. Three defensive miscues allowed Wilson to trim an 8-4...

Benson - Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's offense spun its wheels for five innings against Benson on Monday. The home team found traction in the bottom of sixth inning and exploded for eight runs in a 10-0, mercy rule-shortened victory on the...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Post 11 offense scorches Post 102 pitching staff

AHOSKIE -- Wayne County Post 11 provided plenty of extra heat on Ahoskie Post 102's pitching staff on a ridiculously-hot Sunday afternoon at Hertford County High School. Zack Mozingo, Matt Neal and Will Bynum each belted a solo shot in...

Wayne County-Ahoskie box

Wayne County 604 123 0 -- 16 14 1 Ahoskie 000 130 1 -- 5 10 4 Leading hitters -- Wayne County -- Cody Davis 2-4; Kevin Wise 1-3, 2B; Tyler Edwards 1-5, RBI; Zack Mozingo 3-4, 2 HRs, 5...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mozingo scatters five hits, Post 11 benefits from sixth-inning defense

KINSTON -- Ominous clouds grew darker. Lightning flashed in the distance. And Zack Mozingo kept on throwing in the rain. The right-handed hurler spearheaded two crucial defensive plays, and Wayne County Post 11 gained a pivotal 4-1 triumph over Kinston...

Area athletes selected to play in annual East-West All-Star showcase

RaSean Brewington, Marcus Cobb and Antonio Ponce get one last chance to excel in their respective sports on the high school scene in mid-July. The trio will participate in the annual East-West All-Star contests sponsored by the N.C. Coaches Association...

Kinston-Wayne County box (Friday)

local calendar Today Senior Legion Baseball Wayne County at Ahoskie 2 p.m. Junior Legion Baseball Wayne North (DH) at Northern Nash 2 p.m. West Craven at C.B. Aycock 7 p.m. Snow Hill at Edgecombe County 7 p.m. Prep baseball...

Post 11 splits Saturday DH with Post 43

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11 got a timely hit from Adron Hollowell and claimed a doubleheader split against Kinston Post 43 on Saturday night. Hollowell launched a solo home run that locked up a 3-2 victory in game...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Wayne County North continues late-season surge

As the weather continues to heat up, so does Wayne County North. Logan Wicks pitched a complete game as Wayne North picked up a 4-1, Junior American Legion victory over Snow Hill Post 94 on Thursday night in New Hope....

Post 11-Wilson box

Wilson 210 102 001 -- 7 13 3 Wayne County 052 310 01x -- 12 12 2 Leading hitters -- Wilson -- Zack Lee 2-3, 3 RBI; Kyle Pittman 2-4; Zach Houchins 2-5, 2B; Parker Lamm 2-4, RBI. Wayne County...

Junior Legion boxscores

Snow Hill 000 010 0 -- 1 6 1 Wayne North 003 010 x -- 4 4 1 Leading hitters -- Snow Hill -- Trent Murray 1-3; Deric Grant 1-3; Kyle McLawhorn 1-3; Gunner Tyndall 1-3, HR, RBI; Chad Murphy...

Hollowell handcuffs Wilson Post 13

MOUNT OLIVE -- Three straight wins. Four triumphs in its last five outings. This is more like it. Its confidence swelling each game, Wayne County Post 11 made archrival Wilson Post 13 its latest victim Thursday evening. Adron Hollowell tossed...

Aycock trips up WC South

DUDLEY-- After watching early leads evaporate during the last two games Charles B. Aycock, turned its fortunes around against Wayne South and captured a 6-2 victory in Junior American Legion baseball action on Thursday night. The Golden Falcons never trailed...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

CB Aycock bests Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Whether it's from one inning to another, or from one game to the next, good teams have short memories. After watching a lead slip away the night before, Charles B. Aycock saw another one disappear on Wednesday....

Post 11 handles Kinston

MOUNT OLIVE -- One strike away from a mercy rule decision, Wayne County Post 11 permitted South Division rival Kinston Post 43 to hang around for six extra outs on a muggy Wednesday evening. Post 43 turned an inning-ending double...

12u Babe Ruth

Every player who took the field for the Wayne County Babe Ruth 12u baseball championship left with a trophy. Dylan Harrison also walked off with a story that will last a lifetime. Harrison belted a solo home run in the...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Area Digest

James Kenan and Goldsboro have earned top-15 rankings in the 2010 NCpreps.com Class 1-A preseason football poll. The Tigers are 11th and the Cougars, the eastern 1-A runners-up a year ago, are 13th overall. Goldsboro launches its season Aug....

Wayne South - Snow Hill box

Snow Hill 301 110 2 -- 8 11 2 Wayne South 308 000 0 -- 11 15 2 Leading Hitters -- Snow Hill -- Landon Elmore 2-4, 2 RBI; Ryan Cobb 2-4; Trent Murray 1-2, 2B, RBI; Deric Grant 1-1,...

WC South out-hits Snow Hill, 14-11

DUDLEY -- Wayne County South scored all of its runs in two innings, held off a late Snow Hill rally, and claimed an 11-8 victory at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex. Each team started hot at the plate. Snow Hill...

Wayne North-Aycock box

Wayne North 100 015 0 -- 7 8 0 C.B. Aycock 230 000 0 -- 5 6 2 Leading hitters -- Wayne North -- Benito Avila 2-3; Jake May 2-3, 2 RBI; Nolan James 1-4, RBI; Justin Lee 1-3; Jeremy...

WC North tops Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- When it rains, it pours. Charles B. Aycock found itself in a monsoon on Tuesday night. Jeremy Lancaster tossed 52/3 innings of no-hit shutout relief and Wayne County North rallied past the Golden Falcons for a 7-5, Junior...

NCAA extends co-host bid in Cary

MOC Sports Information INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Cary is now an "NCAA Championship City." A thriving community in the heart of central North Carolina, Cary will continue to co-host the NCAA Division II College World Series through 2013 along with Mount...

Citation stripped of big prize

Courtesy thebigrock.com MOREHEAD CITY -- Carnivore gets the big payday. Citation violated the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament rules and was disqualified after an investigation by the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries and N.C. Attorney General's office. The Citation crew...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Spring Creek-Wayne South

DUDLEY -- The sinking feeling in Hunter Barnett's stomach didn't last very long Monday evening. Barnett served up a game-tying, solo home run to Taylor Brock in the bottom of the seventh inning. His Spring Creek teammates answered right back....

Post 11

MOUNT OLIVE -- An inauspicious beginning led to a much-needed, and confidence-building result for Wayne County Post 11 on Monday evening. Area I East Nemesis New Bern Post 24 scratched for a three-run advantage during its first three at-bats, but...

Grantham-Rosewood

In little league baseball, the team that makes the fewest mistakes almost always wins the game. Such was the case on Monday night as the Grantham Green Machine bested the Rosewood Eagles 12-6 to claim the Wayne County Babe Ruth...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday preps

Wayne County North captured a pair of one-run victories over Wilson in Junior American Legion baseball action on Sunday afternoon. Wayne North claimed game one 4-3 on the strength of a complete-game pitching performance from Logan Wicks, who scattered...

Post 11-Rocky Mount story

ROCKY MOUNT -- Post 58 played opportunistic baseball. Wayne County Post 11 didn't. Defending Area I champion Rocky Mount benefited from four early-inning miscues and claimed an 8-4 victory at Bauer Field on the N.C. Wesleyan College campus Sunday afternoon....

Wayne County weekend boxes

Sunday Wayne County 011 000 200 -- 4 8 4 Rocky Mount 203 010 02x -- 8 10 1 Leading hitters -- Wayne County -- Adron Hollowell 1-4, RBI; Cambric Moye 2-4, 3B; Nicholas McGee 2 RBI; Tyler Ruffin 2-3;...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Local Digest

Wesley Capps cranked out three hits, and Wayne County North pounded out a 15-4 victory over Snow Hill Post 94 in six innings on Friday evening. Capps doubled and drove in two runs in three official at-bats. Nolan James...

North Lenoir rallies past Wayne South, 8-5

DUDLEY -- Wayne County South, for three innings, appeared poised to claim another Junior American Legion baseball victory Friday evening. North Lenoir thought otherwise. The visitors rallied in the final four innings and upended Wayne South 8-5 on the Doyle...

Frederick twirls gem as Post 11 splits twinbill

WINTERVILLE -- One strike. That's all Josh Frederick needed to record his first career no-hitter in an American Legion baseball uniform Saturday evening. He'll gladly take the one-hit shutout, instead. Frederick retired 14 consecutive batters during four-plus innings, and Wayne...

Wayne South-North Lenoir box

North Lenoir 010 411 1 -- 8 10 4 Wayne South 300 010 1 -- 5 6 4 Leading hitters -- North Lenoir -- Chastin Radford 2-4, 2B, RBI; David Wiggins 1-3, 2B; Rand Jackson 2-4, 2B; Mikal Batts 2-2,...

Coghill selected to guide MOC men's, women's tennis

Kevin Coghill is going back to college. As a coach this time, and at his alma mater, no less. Coghill has been selected to guide the men's and women's tennis programs at Mount Olive College. He succeeds Dr. Burt Lewis,...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Post 11 drops tough loss

MOUNT OLIVE -- Adron Hollowell stood 90 feet away. He crept off third base as Clayton Post 71 reliever Kevin Rose delivered each pitch. But Hollowell, who represented the tying run in the ninth inning, got stranded. Rose recorded back-to-back...

DuBose HR, Laser single lift Aycock past S. Creek

PIKEVILLE -- Collin DuBose delivered the biggest blow of the game and C.B. Aycock outlasted Spring Creek 2-1 in Junior American Legion baseball action on Thursday night. The visitors got on the scoreboard in the first inning when Austin Hinton...

Post 11-Clayton box

Clayton 100 030 312 -- 11 15 3 Wayne County 000 008 100 -- 9 12 3 Leading hitters -- Clayton -- Josh Catalano 2-5, HR, RBI; Kevin Rose 2-4, 2B; Nate Lusk 3-4, RBI; Alex Hadding 2-4, RBI; Logan...

Wayne County North knocks off North Lenoir, 4-3

Executing in key situations during a close ballgame is a vital part of the maturation process of a young team. Wayne County North delivered at critical moments and picked up a 4-3, Junior American Legion victory over North Lenoir on...

Junior legion boxes

Spring Creek 100 000 0 -- 1 4 2 C.B. Aycock 000 200 x -- 2 4 1 Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Austin Hinton 2-3, 2B; Duane Gurganus 1-2, RBI; Zach Harrell 1-2. C.B. Aycock -- Collin DuBose...

Stevens: Landscape of college athletics getting a major re-design

On their 1987 album Document, rock band R.E.M. sang, "It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine." The landscape of college athletics as we know it appears to have begun a strange and dangerous...

Local Digest

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne County South saw its offense erupt in a 16-5 Junior American Legion win in five innings at Rocky Mount on Thursday night. Taylor Gainey (two doubles, three RBI) and Josh Crawford (three RBI) collected three...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Big Rock Blue Marlin

Courtesy thebigrock.com MOREHEAD CITY -- The 52nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament reached its midpoint in style Wednesday as Carnivore landed a 528.3-pound blue marlin and grabbed second place in the overall standings. Carnivore captain Ed Petrilli of Cape...

Junior Amateur

DUDLEY -- During the high school golf season, Caleb Jones does not usually have a person he can turn to for calming advice. In the midst of a tough opening stretch of holes in the Wayne County Junior Amateur on...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Quiet day on Crystal Coast

Courtesy thebigrock.com MOREHEAD CITY -- The second day of the 52nd annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament failed to match the excitement of the first as no blue marlins were brought to the scales, and only two were hooked and...

C.B. Aycock claims two victories vs. Rocky Mount

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock received two solid pitching performances and got plenty of offense in game two while sweeping a Junior American Legion doubleheader from Rocky Mount on Tuesday night. The Golden Falcons prevailed 4-1 and 12-1. Each game...

Wayne County bullpen shuts down Post 24

NEW BERN -- The bullpen did it. Zach Beachem and Matt Neal combined for three-plus innings of scoreless relief, and Wayne County Post 11 claimed an 8-5 decision over New Bern Post 24 on a rainy, sticky Tuesday evening at...

Post 11-New Bern box

Wayne County 000 332 000 -- 8 13 3 New Bern 100 040 000 -- 5 6 4 Leading hitters -- Wayne County -- Kevin Wise 2-6; Zack Chase 4-5, 3B, 3 RBI; Cambric Moye 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Adron...

CBA-Rocky Mount box (game 2)

Game 2 Rocky Mount 000 10 -- 1 2 4 C.B. Aycock 005 7x -- 12 10 1 Leading hitters -- Rocky Mount -- Abu Naja 1-3; Ben Winstead 1-2. C.B. Aycock -- Adam Pate 2-3, RBI; Collin DuBose 1-1,...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pikeville tops Grantham 10U

Scott Hales vividly remembers that 0-14 season a few summers ago. He certainly won't forget 2010. Pikeville captured the Wayne County 10-Under Babe Ruth baseball tournament championship with a 6-2 victory over Grantham on Monday evening. Right-handed hurlers Blake Gipson...

Local digest

BENSON -- Duane Gurganus belted four hits including a home run, and Spring Creek outscored Benson 14-7 on the Junior American Legion baseball scene Monday evening. Gurganus finished with four RBI. Austin Hinton delivered two hits in the victory...

South takes junior legion game from North

DUDLEY -- Wayne South got a big hit from Jaime Dove and held off a late rally for a 6-4 win over Wayne North in Junior American Legion baseball action on Monday night. Tied at 1-1, Wayne South rallied in...

Junior legion boxscore

Wayne North 000 103 0 -- 4 5 1 Wayne South 001 410 x -- 6 8 3 Leading hitters -- Wayne North -- Jeremy Lancaster 1-3; Justin Lee 1-2; Wesley Capps 2-2, 2B; Tyler Hutter 1-1, RBI. Wayne South...

Monday, June 14, 2010

WC South trips Benson

FOUR OAKS -- Wayne County South continued its strong start to the season with a 4-2 victory over Junior American Legion foe Benson at South Johnston High School on Saturday. Jamar Holmes earned the win on the mound, surrendering...

Post 39's Houmand cools hot-hitting Wayne County

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two hits. Two runs. Five base runners overall. Those statistics loomed large as Wayne County Post 11 endured a rain-shortened, 3-2 loss to nemesis Pitt County Post 39 early Sunday evening at Scarborough Field. The defeat left...

Post 11-Pitt County box

Pitt County 001 020 0 -- 3 7 2 Wayne County 000 200 0 -- 2 2 4 Game called in 7th inning. Leading hitters -- Pitt County -- Tommy Houmand 2-3, 2B; Chase McDonald 1-3, RBI; Dillon Ross 2-3;...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Beasley will play two sports at NCWC

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Will Beasley might be the exception to the rule. Fully intending to seek a football scholarship, Beasley will attempt a "double dip" when he heads to North Carolina Wesleyan in...

Beachem opn his way to Barton

Eastern Wayne coach Jabo Fulghum gathered his seniors one afternoon and explained to them the "ins and outs" of college athletics. Academics is most important, stressed Fulghum. Zach Beachem now understands what Fulghum meant. The Warrior first baseman/pitcher wanted to...

Taylor Johnson headed to Peace College

Exceptional ability. Team leader. A positive example. Rosewood coach Jennifer Cochran used those phrases which aptly describe senior Taylor Johnson, a three-sport athlete who has signed to play volleyball this fall at Peace College in Raleigh. Johnson received 19 offers...

Local digest

TARBORO -- Logan Wicks doubled and drove in two runs, and Wayne County North turned back Tarboro 4-2 on the Junior American Legion baseball scene Friday. Wicks, Nolan James, Jake May and Tyler Ware (RBI) each finished with one...

Connor Narron - Q&A

RC: Tell me about THE phone call. CN: I was at my girlfriend's house and I wasn't even watching the draft. I had been sitting there all day and then the Orioles scout called me. He was really excited about...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Wayne County South-C.B. Aycock box

Wayne South 010 212 3 -- 9 11 1 C.B. Aycock 003 000 0 -- 3 4 1 Leading hitters -- Wayne County South --Taylor Raynor 3-5, RBI; Taylor Gainey 1-5; Tyler Gainey 1-2, 2 RBI; Ashton Cox 2-4; Jacob...

Post 11-New Bern box

Wayne County 220 001 100 -- 6 9 3 New Bern 080 010 00x -- 9 7 2 Leading hitters -- Wayne County -- Cody Davis 2-6; Tyler Edwards 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Connor Narron 1-1, 2B, RBI; Zack Chase...

Nemesis New Bern hands Post 11 first defeat

NEW BERN -- Unbeaten no longer. Nemesis New Bern Post 24 used one big -- but crucial inning -- to claim a 9-6 triumph over Wayne County Post 11 at Boykin Field on Thursday evening. Wayne County suffered its first...

WC South tops CBA

PIKEVILLE -- With every out Wayne County South hurler Will Raynor recorded, his confidence became more and more contagious. Raynor tossed a complete game and Wayne South scored eight unanswered runs in a 9-3, Junior American Legion win at Charles...

Stevens: Youth movement surfaces in Major League Baseball

Pitching -- all the cool kids are doing it. Gone are the days when veterans Roger Clemens, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling were the premier pitchers in Major League Baseball. Baseball's mounds are now...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

WC North doubles up Benson Post 109

Wayne County North continues to show flashes of maturity and glimpses of youth. While struggling to adjust at the plate early and plagued by a pair of errors defensively, Wayne North picked up a 6-3 Junior American Legion victory over...

Brewington picks GTCC

Watching three basketball coaches come and go through the doors of Goldsboro High School in four years taught Rasean Brewington a thing or two about a good fit. The 6-foot-3 senior forward considered N.C. Wesleyan, Winston-Salem State, Lenoir Community College,...

Local Sports Digest

Danny Merritt was among six coaches who picked up coach-of-the-year awards for spring sports in Wayne County Middle School Athletic Conference Division I and II play. Although Merritt's team finished winless at Dillard, the long-time baseball enthusiast was named...

Wayne County North-Benson boxscore

Benson 000 111 0 -- 3 4 0 Wayne North 311 100 x -- 6 7 2 Leading hitters -- Benson -- Ryan Underwood1-3; Will Dupree 1-3, HR, RBI; Jimmie Massengill 1-3, RBI; George Smith 1-3. Wayne County North --...

Annual camp cancelled

The 5th annual David Thornton Football Camp, scheduled for June 26 at Goldsboro High School, has been cancelled. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, this year's camp will not take place. We appreciate all the support we have received from the Goldsboro...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wayne South-Benson boxscore

Benson 210 010 5 -- 9 9 5 Wayne South 510 040 x -- 10 7 2 Leading hitters -- Benson -- Will Raynor 4-4, RBI; Ryan Underwood 2-4, RBI; Will Dupree 1-2, 2 RBI; Jimmie Massengill 2-2. Wayne South...

WC South weathers Benson rally

DUDLEY -- Leading by six runs and needing just three outs for a win, Wayne County South picked the wrong time to relax. Benson scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning, but Wayne South held on for...

May generates offense for Wayne North

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Jake May accounted for all three runs and Wayne County North upended conference rival Spring Creek, 3-1, on the Junior American Legion baseball scene Tuesday evening. May led the WC North offense with two hits, including...

Aycock's Narron drafted by Baltimore

PIKEVILLE -- Lazy summer afternoons of taking ground balls, shagging flies and hitting batting practice in Major League parks -- as a 4-year-old -- helped turner Connor Narron's life-long dream into reality Tuesday. The Baltimore Orioles selected Narron in the...

Orioles' pick MOC's Nowak

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College outfielder Jeremy Nowak was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round Tuesday during day two of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, held annually by Major League Baseball. Nowak's selection...

All-Area Honorable Mention

EDITOR'S NOTE: The 2010 News-Argus All-Area honorable mention list for baseball and softball was omitted from Sunday's paper. Eastern Wayne: Zach Mozingo, Robert Faucette. North Lenoir: Spencer Bass, Grayson Phillips, Rand Jackson, Scott Ginn. Southern Wayne: Will Broadwell, Keith Jones,...

Warriors' Moye, Dean capture league's player-of-the-year honorse

Cambric Moye and Brandi Dean earned well-deserving honors, and Charles B. Aycock emerged the Wachovia Conference Cup champion after a strong spring sports season in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play. Moye received the ECC baseball player-of-the-year award after leading the...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Goldsboro Babe Ruth stays perfect

Goldsboro remained unbeaten on the Babe Ruth scene with 9-2 and 10-6 victories over Greene County on Saturday. In game one, Needham Core emerged the winning pitcher. He permitted two hits and logged six strikeouts on the mound. A.J....

Post 11-Wilson boxscore

Wayne Co. 044 020 100 -- 11 11 1 Wilson 200 232 100 -- 10 14 3 Leading hitters -- Wayne County -- Tyler Edwards 2-6, RBI; Connor Narron 4-4, 2 2Bs, 2 HR, 5 RBI; Cambric Moye 1-3; Zack...

Chase, Mozingo cool down Post 13 in final three innings

WILSON -- Zack Chase and Zack Mozingo helped Wayne County Post 11 preserve its unbeaten status on a sultry Sunday evening. The duo combined for two-plus innings of scoreless relief in an 11-10 triumph over Senior American Legion baseball archrival...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bridgers earns pitcher of the year honors

Traci Bridgers is a typical fun-loving high school junior. Except when she is in the pitcher's circle at Princeton. As soon as she crosses the chalk lines, Bridgers becomes a dominating, all-business force that few teams have been able to...

Wayne South bests rival Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- In a game that did not feature an earned run, Wayne South held off Spring Creek 5-4 in Junior American Legion baseball action on Friday night. Wayne South did not waste any time getting it's offense...

Post 11 dominates Raleigh Post 1

MOUNT OLIVE -- The offensive onslaught continues. Only Wayne County Post 11 started its assault against Raleigh Post 1 in a different manner Friday evening. First-year head coach Rob Watt employed small-ball tactics and Post 11 took advantage of a...

Braswell named softball coach of the year

Terry Braswell has never been very comfortable talking about himself. He'd rather deflect the spotlight to his players. During his six seasons as the head softball coach at Princeton, Braswell has built a consistently successful program and churned out top...

Senior Legion boxscore

Raleigh 000 010 0 -- 1 6 3 Wayne County 255 120 x -- 15 15 0 Leading hitters -- Raleigh -- Christian Christopoulos 2-4, RBI; Tim Coston 1-2; Brian Griffin 2-2. Wayne County -- Will Bynum 2-4; Kevin Wise...

Keefe-King tagged as coaches of the year

Joey Keefe approached the 2010 baseball season as a chance to reshape the culture of a baseball program. Jason King wanted to build on last season's success. Keefe directed the resurrection project of turning North Duplin's program from a 6-15...

Neal recognized as pitcher of the year

With three quality pitches, nerves of steel and a relentless work ethic, Matt Neal is a walking definition of a big-game pitcher at the high school level. The senior right-hander went 10-2 this season with two saves and a 1.14...

Junior Legion boxscore

Wayne South 300 101 0 -- 5 3 1 Spring Creek 040 000 0 -- 4 8 4 Leading hitters -- Wayne South -- Will Raynor 1-3, HR, 2 RBI; Colton Christman 1-1, RBI; Jaime Dove 1-1. Spring Creek --...

Narron earns player of the year honors

Having grown up around major league clubhouses and starting as a freshman on a state championship winning team in high school, Connor Narron is no stranger to having his every move watched carefully. Narron has thrived while living under a...

Pittman named softball player of the year

The numbers speak for themselves. Autumn Pittman racked up impressive stats as she led C.B. Aycock to an appearance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A softball playoffs. The Barton College signee led the area in RBI and batting...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wayne County routs Sampson-Duplin

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11 didn't need long to knock the rust of its bats Thursday evening. Connor Narron's two-run, third-inning blast ignited the offense and Post 11 rolled to a 15-2 decision over Duplin-Sampson Post 127 at...

Costanzo powers Mudcats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mike Costanzo had two hits, including a two-run single in the fifth inning, and Carolina upended Jacksonville 3-1 at the Baseball Grounds on Thursday evening. The game was scoreless until the fifth when Jake Kahaulelio dropped a...

Post 11-Duplin box

Duplin-Sampson 002 000 0 -- 2 8 2 Post 11 002 742 x -- 15 17 0 Leading hitters -- Duplin-Sampson -- Brandon Thigpen 2-4, RBI; Kyle Herring 2-4, RBI; Marcus Kornegay 1-3; James Kornegay 1-2. Wayne County -- Will...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Aycock Junior Legion

SNOW HILL -- Jeff Davis and Hunter Jones each swatted a home run, and Charles B. Aycock hammered Snow Hill 11-1 in a Junior American Legion baseball game. Tyler Farmer doubled and collected two RBI in a 2-for-3 effort....

Andrew column

A month ago Bobby Cox's 25th and final season as manager of the Atlanta Braves appeared to have the early makings of one to forget rather than to remember. Atlanta began a three-game series with Houston on April 30. The...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

WYSA squad punches ticket to Southeast Regional

GREENSBORO -- Expect an Explosion in Oklahoma. Six Wayne County players helped the WYSA '92 Explosion boys Classic team clinch a berth in the U.S. Youth Soccer Association President's Cup Southeast Regional. Gregory Alexander, Tyson Pearson, Jason Horne, Nick...

Gators, Golden Falcons recognized

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Eleven athletes received awards in the annual Spring Creek Spring Awards ceremony. The winners were also All-Carolina Conference selections. Here are the recipients by sport: * Baseball: Dontay Boseman, Duane Gurganus, Hunter Barnett and Eric Evans....

Local Golf

Lane Tree LGA Betty Jean Gurley and Nan Jarrell shared game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Sherry Minner and Libby Newsome claimed low net and low putts, respectively. Walnut Creek LGA Linda Cannon emerged the...

Maddux steals home

Asunji Maddox stole home for the game-winning run, and Goldsboro upended previously-unbeaten Wilson 9-8 on Tuesday evening. Maddox swiped the plate with two outs and the bases loaded in the seventh inning. He finished the game 2-for-2 with a...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spring Creek edges Snow Hill in junior legion

SNOW HILL -- Eight innings of nearly perfect pitching. One inning of all-out offense. Each led to an exciting finish as Spring Creek edged Snow Hill, 3-2, in a nine-inning Junior American Legion baseball contest Monday evening. The starting pitcher...

Junior legion boxscore

Spring Creek 000 010 002 -- 3 7 2 Snow Hill 000 010 001 -- 2 8 2 Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Corey Howell 1-3, 3B; Duane Gurganus 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI; Hunter Barnett 1-3, 2B; Zach Harrell...