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Friday, July 30, 2010

Stevens: Agents causing headaches

The list of schools included in the recent accusations involving illegal activity with agents sounded like college football's Top 25. The problem is the Top 25 hasn't been released yet. Since this story broke with North Carolina as the first...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Walnut Creek LGA

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association Gaye Bryant emerged the State Play Day tournament winner and claimed the play-of-the-day honors during weekly action contested on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Novella Zambelli and Hiromi Sueki captured low gross and low...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Local golf courses need rain, less hot weather

MOUNT OLIVE -- The heat is on for local golf course superintendents. Literally. At Southern Wayne Country Club, superintendent Scott Heath is not feeling the pressure that is ruining work days for several of his contemporaries. "I feel for the...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

West tops East in All-Star football game

GREENSBORO -- Josh Morehead's fumble return ignited the West and teammate Banks Jenkins provided the offense in a 22-7 victory over the East in the annual N.C. Coaches Association All-Star football game Wednesday evening. Morehead earned defensive MVP accolades...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stevens: Tiger just isn't Tiger now

The British Open may have been held at St. Andrews' Old Course last week, but the Tiger Woods who showed up was anything but the old Tiger. At a venue that Woods has admits he loves, the world's No. 1...

Trojan student-athletes make splash on Presidential Honor Roll

HIGH POINT -- A whopping 140 student-athletes in 17 sports at Mount Olive College earned spots on the 2010 Conference Carolinas Spring Presidential Honor Roll. Conference Carolinas continues to emphasize "Academics and Athletics Working Together" as each school strives...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

van Lierop brings in talented runners

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College has signed 32 recruits -- 18 men and 14 women -- to national letters-of-intent in men's and women's cross country, and men's and women's track and field. Trojan head coach Matt...

Mooring aces GMGC

Dan Mooring recently recorded his second ever hole-in-one at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Mooring aced the par-3, No. 16 with a 9-iron from the white tees. Witnessing this event were John Earnest, John Pate and Wayne Bailey....

Fulghum chooses Pitt CC

Colton Fulghum probably understood his future at the ripe old age of four years old. His father, Jabo, played baseball in college and is the current head coach at Eastern Wayne. His grandfather, Rabbit, played in college and won numerous...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Opinion: Plenty to watch in MLB races

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game has come and gone, the temperatures outside read like Stephen Strasburg's fastball on a radar gun and dreaming of college football season has me waking up in a cold sweat at least once a week....

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Steinbrenner's death reaches Wayne County

A disciplinarian. An inspiration. A good friend. An intense competitor. A man who persevered. George Michael Steinbrenner III possessed all those characteristics and more. Now his legacy lives on without him after the 80-year-old owner of the New York Yankees,...

Ryals heads to Winston-Salem State U

The message from Winston-Salem State head men's basketball coach Bobby Rollins to Isaac Ryals was simple. "We want you, and we need you," said Collins to Ryals during a recruiting visit. Those few words helped lead Ryals to sign a...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WCMA complete results

Wayne County Mens Amateur Final results Burke, Jonathan 70-70-66-206 Joyner, Jeremy 72-76-72-220 Williams, Eric 72-78-70-220 Jones, Dane 74-72-74-220 Rose, Clark 69-72-79-220 Ham, Kyle 74-75-73-222 Gardner, Hayden 69-77-77-223 Campbell, Ryan 71-78-74-223 Fisk, Kevin 78-75-72-225 Barrow, Nick 73-79-74-226 Gardner, Taylor 72-78-77-227 Vinson,...

Conference Carolinas

HIGH POINT -- King (Tenn.) College and North Greenville (S.C.) University have been unanimously accepted for membership in the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas. The addition expanded the league to 13 teams. "Conference Carolinas enthusiastically welcomes King College and North...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Burke wins fourth amateur championship

MOUNT OLIVE -- Jonathan Burke did not just win the 12th annual Wayne County Men's Amateur at Southern Wayne Country Club. He won it with emphasis. Burke fired a final round 66 and pulled away to a 14-stroke advantage...

West Johnston eliminates Wayne North

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne North's strong season ended at the hands of West Johnston in the semifinal round of the East Regional Junior Legion baseball tournament at Mount Olive College on Sunday afternoon. The two teams completed a game that...

West Johnston edges Wayne South

DUDLEY -- It's not always the end result as much as the situation that ultimately results in maturity. Wayne South battled all weekend but Bradley Raegan's bases-loaded RBI walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted West...

Warren comes home for MO Hurricanes clinic

MOUNT OLIVE -- For the first time since it's completion, Greg Warren stood on the field that he was instrumental in creating. A donation from the Pittsburgh Steelers' long snapper helped build the Mount Olive Hurricanes' gridiron behind the...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Leaders on the move at Wayne County Men's Amateur

Saturday was moving day at the 12th annual Wayne County Men's Amateur. Jonathan Burke moved back into a familiar position at the top of the leaderboard. Burke fired a second consecutive round of 70 and claimed a one stroke advantage...

Wayne County Amateur scores

12th Wayne County Mens Amateur Second round Saturday Open flight Jonathan Burke 70-70-140 Clark Rose 69-72-141 Hayden Gardner 69-77-146 Dane Jones 74-72-146 Jeremy Joyner 72-76-148 Ryan Campbell 71-78-149 Kyle Ham 74-75-149 Taylor Gardner 72-78-150 Eric Williams 72-78-150 Will Vinson 79-72-151...

Rain suspends Junior Legion Regional

MOUNT OLIVE -- Then the rains came. After an exciting first inning of an elimination game between Wayne North and West Johnston on Saturday the skies opened up and forced the game to be postponed until today at 12:30...

Wayne South eliminates Durham

MOUNT OLIVE -- Facing elimination Wayne South got the type of performance it needed. The Saints got a complete game from starting pitcher Jackson Hayes and executed with runners in scoring position for an 11-2 victory over Durham in the...

Wayne North downs Wayne South

DUDLEY -- Wayne North picked up it's 14th consecutive victory and inched one game closer to a Junior American Legion East Regional championship on Friday afternoon. Wayne North bested Wayne South 5-3 in the second round of the regional bracket....

Junior legion box scores

Junior American Legion East Regional Friday Wayne South 100 000 2 -- 3 10 4 Wayne North 201 020 x -- 5 8 1 Leading hitters -- Wayne South -- Taylor Brock 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI; Taylor Gainey 2-3,...

Pouse pitches Cary past Aycock

DUDLEY -- Max Pouse continued to pound the strike zone with fastball after fastball. Charles B. Aycock did all it could to try and catch up. Pouse turned in a dominating performance as the Cary Bulls defeated the Golden...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wayne County Men's Amateur tees off today

The best golfers in Wayne County will tee it up today for the annual Wayne County Men's Amateur at Goldsboro Municipal golf course. The three-day long event will feature a second round at Walnut Creek Country Club on Saturday...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Junior Legion Regional tournament begins Friday

Three of the Junior American Legion baseball teams that call Wayne County home have earned births in the annual East Regional tournament which begins on Friday. Wayne South plays the opening game against West Johnston at 10 a.m. The...

Aycock-Edgecombe County boxscores

Game One Edgecombe Co. 000 00 -- 0 2 0 C.B. Aycock 111 00 -- 3 7 2 Leading hitters -- Edgecombe County -- Layne Brewer 2-2. C.B. Aycock -- Adam Pate 1-3; Tyler Farmer 1-2. Collin DuBose 1-2; Cameron...

Aycock splits doubleheader

PIKEVILLE - With its final tune-up complete Charles B. Aycock is confident and ready to go. The Golden Falcons split a Junior American Legion doubleheader with Edgecombe County Post 316 on Wednesday evening. Aycock claimed the opener 3-0 and...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Local Digest

Josh Dixon's bases-loaded RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Wayne County North to a 5-4 Junior American Legion victory over Northern Nash on Tuesday night in New Hope. The Warriors led 4-2 in the seventh...

Wilson - Wayne County boxscore

Wilson 003 000 16x -- 10 9 0 Wayne County000 000 00x -- 0 4 4 Leading hitters -- Wilson Post 13 -- Zac Lee 3-5, RBI; David Gibbons 2-4; Zac Houchins 1-4, RBI. Wayne County Post 11 -- Cody...

Post 11 ousted from playoffs

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County needed a solid performance to even its best-of-three Area I East playoff series with Wilson on Tuesday night at Scarborough Field. That type of effort never came. Wilson Post 13 scored six runs in the...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Wilson takes opener from Wayne County

WILSON -- If Wayne County is going to make it out of the first round of the American Legion Area-I playoffs then it will have to win the next two nights. The post-season opener did not go as planned for...

Wayne County - Wilson boxscore

Wayne County 001 020 000 -- 3 12 2 Wilson Post 13 133 110 01x -- 10 14 1 Leading hitters -- Wayne County -- Tyler Edwards 4-5, 2B; Adron Hollowell 3-5, 2B, RBI; Nicholas McGee 2-5. Wilson -- Zack...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Wayne County Post 11 set to take on Wilson

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11 head coach Rob Watt has reason to be optimistic heading into the American Legion Area-I playoffs on Monday. However, Watt also knows that strange things can happen in the postseason when old rivals...

Local digest

PINEHURST -- Mount Olive College golfer Kyle Ham recorded his first career hole-in-one while playing at Seven Lakes Country Club in Pinehurst. Ham was playing with his father Jay Ham as well as friends Brian Ellenberg and John Webber. The...

Wayne North bests Spring Creek

Wayne County North's 1-3 start to the Junior American Legion season must feel like a distant memory now. The Warriors defeated Spring Creek 8-1 on Friday evening in New Hope and claimed the division championship. Wayne North has won 10...

Brandy Smith headed to Corinth Holders

After four years on the sidelines at her alma-mater Brandy Smith decided it was time to leave home. Smith, the girls basketball coach at Goldsboro High School for the past four seasons, has resigned to accept the same position at...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Brandy Smith leaving GHS

The News-Argus has learned that Goldsboro High School head women's basketball coach Brandy Smith has stepped down to take a similar position at newly-built Corinth-Holders High School in Johnston County next season. Athletic Director Eric Reid is currently in...

Wayne North tops rival C.B. Aycock

Wayne County North continues to show signs of maturity in leaps and bounds. Nolan James delivered a late home run and Logan Wicks pitched a complete game in Wayne North's 5-1 victory over Charles B. Aycock on Thursday night in...

Junior legion boxscores

C.B. Aycock 000 010 0 -- 1 5 2 Wayne North 010 004 x -- 5 7 1 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Collin DuBose 1-3; Cameron Taylor 1-3; Bryant Stafford 2-3; Jeff Davis 1-3. Wayne County North --...

Wayne South takes down Snow Hill

SNOW HILL -- One blast was all it took. Jaime Dove got Wayne South on the scoreboard with a solo home run in the top of the third inning and opened the flood gates for an offensive explosion as...

Local opinion: Soccer has a ways to go

Ghana eliminated the United States from the World Cup nearly a week ago, and suddenly there are plenty of good seats available on the American soccer bandwagon. As quickly as interest in soccer grew in this country during the United...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Local digest

BENSON -- Three Wayne County North pitchers combined to throw a complete-game shutout en route to an 8-0 victory over Benson on Wednesday night. Nolan James, Josh Dixon and Jeremy Lancaster provided the mound support. Ryan Mitchell led the...