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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Barton sweeps Trojans in volleyball

MOUNT OLIVE -- The light switch remains off. Cole Tallman hopes someone turns it on ... soon. Freshman-laden Mount Olive College continued its struggles on the volleyball court Wednesday evening. Defensive lulls and inconsistent play on offense translated to a...

Warriors' senior back wears huge heart on his sleeve

Take one glimpse at Lamar Best's 5-foot-5, 165-pound measurements on the Eastern Wayne roster and it's easy to label him with the same stereotypes he's heard his entire life. He's too small to play football. There's no way he can...

Opinion -- ACC football title race looks wide open

Four weeks into the college football season, the Atlantic Coast Conference has just two teams in the Top 25, a school mired in NCAA sanctions, no clear-cut Heisman candidate and no national championship contender. ACC schools have gone 3-9 against...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rosewood tops archrival PHS in four sets

PRINCETON -- In big matches inside hostile environments against a bitter rival, freshmen aren't supposed to deliver performances like this. Apparently, what Ellen Morgan doesn't know won't hurt her. In the biggest match of her varsity volleyball career Morgan played...

Area postponements

Postponements Early-morning rain and an unfavorable forecast caused the postponement of numerous contests involving teams in the News-Argus readership area on Wednesday. Here is the list of postponed events: * Charles B. Aycock-Triton boys' soccer -- match has been rescheduled...

Southern Wayne hosts Cross Country meet

Southern Wayne played host to a four-team, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' and girls' cross country meet on Tuesday afternoon. South Johnston's boys recorded a perfect score (15), while its girls' team edged the Saints, 40-60....

Local Preps Digest

Boys' soccer Wayne Christian 3, Northwood 1 * Wayne Christian overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit for a 3-1 win over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference rival Northwood on Tuesday afternoon. Chase Darden's goal off Gregory Alexander's assist in the 48th minute...

ECC Cross Country results at SW

Results from an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' and girls' cross country meet contested Tuesday afternoon at Southern Wayne High School: BOYS South Johnston 15 C.B. Aycock 49 Southern Wayne 85 North Lenoir 88 Top 15 Individuals 1. Nathan Raynor,...

Watkins, Rogers pace Falcons

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock's Doug Watkins and Alex Rogers did everything they could to break up South Johnston's perfect performance on a partly-sunny Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans were just too good in the end. Junior distance runner Nathan Raynor...

Century Link Golf Classic scores

Century Link Golf Classic Tuesday Lane Tree Golf Club Team scores Cape Fear CC 578 Barton College (A) 582 Post College 586 Barton College (B) 596 Queens University 600 Mount Olive (A) 603 Louisburg 612 Mount Olive (B) 615 Erskine...

Trojans' Simpson cards hole-in-one

Average all the way around. That simple sentence tells the story of the inaugural Century Link Golf Invitational for co-host Mount Olive College on Tuesday afternoon at Lane Tree Golf Club. The Trojans' "A" team finished sixth in a field...

Fearney's open-net goal lifts Aycock

DUDLEY -- Lady Luck nearly walked out on Charles B. Aycock. Just when she appeared to brush off the Golden Falcons and end their phenomenal four-year mastery against county opponents, she had a change of heart. She decided to stick...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Local digest

Volleyball Wayne Christian 3, Spring Creek 0 * SEVEN SPRINGS -- Wayne Christian started strong and never looked back in a straight-set victory at Spring Creek on Monday night. Courtney Albritton led the Eagles with 10 kills. Jessica Swets delivered...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Prep football notebook

Southern Wayne might finally be growing up. Still gaining experience with every snap, the Saints earned some much-needed confidence with a "statement" victory over county rival Goldsboro on Friday evening. And what an affirmation. Southern Wayne limited Goldsboro to season...

Century Link Invitational play postponed

Rain postponed opening-round play of the 2010 Century Link Invitational, co-hosted by Mount Olive College and Barton College, on Monday morning at Lane Tree Golf Club. The 11-team tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Tuesday....

Norwayne finishes as runner-up in state golf tournament

BADIN -- Matt Simmons earned all-state honors and Norwayne Middle School finished runner-up in the 9th annual N.C. Middle School Championship golf tournament contested at Badin Inn Golf Club. Simmons carded a two-day round of 144 after shooting 2-under...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Inspired Saints defense shuts down Cougars' vaunted rushing attack

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne ignored the window dressing and turned in its most inspiring, complete-game performance of the season before a near-capacity crowd Friday evening. And the underdog Saints provided a delectable treat -- a resounding 16-6 victory over county...

Eagles enter bye week with momentum

BEAUFORT -- Rosewood eliminated the turnovers that had plagued its offense in each of the past two weeks in a 35-12, non-conference win at East Carteret on Friday night. The Eagles scored on their opening possession on Logan Waters' 1-yard...

Gators score early, but Dixon notches home win

HOLLY RIDGE -- Spring Creek led 7-0 at halftime but couldn't hang on in a 21-7, non-conference loss at Dixon on Friday night. Ricky Brayboy's 39-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Rossell gave the Gators a 7-0 lead in the first...

Spring Creek-Dixon box

Spring Creek 7 0 0 0 -- 7 Dixon 0 0 7 14 -- 21 First quarter SC -- Rossell 39 pass from Brayboy (Harris kick) Third quarter D -- Frye 37 run (Johnson kick) Fourth quarter D -- Johnson...

Tanner's goal salvages 3-3 draw for WCDS

Hil Tanner's goal in the 53rd minute helped Wayne Country Day battle to a 3-3 draw against Coastal Plains Independent 1-A newcomer Epiphany on Friday afternoon. Bryce Creger opened the Chargers' scoring with a goal off Tyson Pearson's assist in...

SW-Goldsboro box

Goldsboro 6 0 0 0 -- 6 Southern Wayne 6 10 0 0 -- 16 First quarter G -- Jones 5 run (kick failed), 5:43 SW -- Smith 5 run (kick blocked), 0:25 Second quarter SW -- Jesus Rodriguez 20...

Queens records pair of one-goal victories over MOC in soccer

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Colorado native Justin Ferguson converted a game-winning penalty kick in the 74th minute, and Queens edged Mount Olive, 3-2, in a Conference Carolinas men's soccer contest Saturday afternoon. The Royals (4-3-0 overall, 3-1-0 CC)...

Princeton -South Robeson box

Princeton 8 7 8 6 -- 29 South Robeson 8 14 8 6 -- 36 First quarter P -- Davis 13 run (Davis run) Second quarter P -- Wlliamson 1 run (Woodard kick) Third quarter P -- Davis 5 run...

Oliver, Rebels claim second consecutive victory

JACKSONVILLE -- Devin Oliver rushed for 201 yards and scored three touchdowns in the second quarter, and led North Duplin to a 49-21 non-conference victory at Lejeune on Friday night. Rebels' quarterback Marcus Kornegay connected with James Kornegay on a...

NL-Pamlico box

Pamlico 0 7 0 12 -- 19 North Lenoir 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Second quarter P -- Jones 1 run (Cowell kick); 9:10 Fourth quarter P -- Moloski 50 run (kick failed); 6:56 P -- Moloski 28 run...

Bench-clearing brawl mars Pamlico win over N. Lenoir

LaGRANGE -- A lighting failure, a bench-clearing brawl and a sputtering offense plagued North Lenoir's 19-0, non-conference home loss to Pamlico on Friday night. The game was delayed 45 minutes when the stadium lights failed to turn on. An electrical...

ND-Lejeune box

North Duplin 14 21 7 7 -- 49 Lejeune 7 7 0 7 -- 21 First quarter ND -- J. Kornegay 67 pass from M. Kornegay (Juarez kick) ND -- Mora 9 run (Juarez kick) Second quarter ND -- Oliver...

Rosewood-East Carteret box

Rosewood 7 21 0 7 -- 35 East Carteret 0 6 0 6 -- 12 First quarter RW -- Waters 1 run (Harris kick) Second quarter RW -- Applewhite 2 run (Harris kick) RW -- Waters 1 run (Harris kick)...

Mustangs' 'pick 6' turns back Bulldawgs

ROWLAND -- South Robeson used Dominique Ashe's 32-yard interception return for a touchdown to pull away from Princeton in a 36-29 victory on Friday night. The Bulldawgs trailed 30-23 before Ashe picked off Brad Williamson and raced to the end...

CenturyLink Invitational: MOC golfers hope home course provides advantage

Mount Olive gets a chance to see if "practice makes perfect" when the 2010 CenturyLink Invitational begins Monday morning on its home course -- Lane Tree Golf Club. The Trojans, along with archrival Barton, are co-hosting the two-day, 36-hole tournament...

JK-Union box

James Kenan 7 8 8 0 -- 23 Union 0 0 16 12 -- 28 First quarter JK -- Webster 5 run (Bautista kick); 2:42 Second quarter JK -- Webster 1 run (Phillips run); 2:01 Third quarter JK -- Phillips...

Union trips up James Kenan in Tri-County opener for both teams

CLINTON -- James Kenan couldn't make a 15-0 halftime lead stand up in a 28-23 loss at Union on Friday night. It was the Tri-County 1-A opener for both teams. Raheem Washington's 5-yard touchdown reception from Zach Alphin and a...

GC-Beddingfield box

Beddingfield 15 21 0 0 -- 36 Greene Central 7 0 13 6 -- 26 First quarter GC -- Suit 3 run (Johnson kick); 11:11 Third quarter GC -- Phillips 15 run (Johnson kick) GC -- Biggs 25-yard interception return...

Bruins roll past Rams in EPC opener for both teams

SNOW HILL -- Wilson Beddingfield erupted for 36 first-half points and held off Greene Central 36-26 on Friday night in the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference opener for both teams. Rams' quarterback Brandon Suit scored on a 3-yard touchdown run early...

Hunt runs over Charles B. Aycock

WILSON -- One team looked in mid-season form. The other looked lost. Wilson Hunt controlled the game from the opening kick and delivered a 56-14 beating to Charles B. Aycock on Friday evening. The Warriors started strong behind a potent...

Rams dump Bruins on EPC 2-A women's tennis scene

WILSON -- Greene Central swept the singles and doubles matches in a 9-0 shutout over Eastern Plains 2-A Conference rival Beddingfield on Friday afternoon. Lauren Carraway, Jessica Hatch, Hayes Lovett, Brittany Colie, Laurie Sutton and Kayla Radford each emerged victorious...

EW-Fike box

Wilson Fike 0 0 7 8 -- 15 Eastern Wayne 7 7 0 20 -- 34 First quarter EW -- Best 22 run (Sasser kick), 5:22 Second quarter EW-- Best 30 pass from Clark (Sasser kick), 10:05 Third quarter WF...

Friday's N.C. prep football scores

Friday's games Albemarle 61, Chatham Central 7 Alexander Central 53, Newton Foard 14 Apex Middle Creek 28, Raleigh Athens Drive 16 Asheville 49, Elizabethton, Tenn. 28 Asheville Reynolds 37, Asheville Erwin 35 Asheville Roberson 38, McDowell County 14 Ayden-Grifton 28,...

Faith Christian spikes Trinity-Greenville in NCCSA volleyball

Katie Wilson pounded out five kills and served two aces in Faith Christian's three-set sweep of Trinity-Greenville on the N.C. Christian Schools Association Coastal 2-A volleyball scene on Friday afternoon. Junior Christina Powell added seven assists and five aces. Faith...

Best's game-changing play lifts Warriors

With Eastern Wayne's offense sputtering and Wilson Fike building momentum, Lamar Best made a game-changing play. Best's fumble recovery and ensuing touchdown gave the Warriors breathing room in 34-15, non-conference win Friday evening at Little Big Horn. Best recovered a...

CBA-Hunt box

C.B. Aycock 0 7 0 7 -- 14 Hunt 6 22 14 14 -- 56 First quarter H -- Vinson 24 pass from Page (kick failed), 8:45 Second quarter H -- Driver 7 run (Applewhite pass from Page), 11:06 CBA...

Friday, September 24, 2010

"Serving Up a Cure"

Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball rivals Rosewood and North Duplin kicked off the third installment of their "Serving Up a Cure" campaign on Thursday evening. The Eagles won in five sets. Donations, concession sales, money raised from baked goods and a...

Rosewood takes five-set thriller

Bright purple ribbons taped to one wall memorialized cancer victims. Pink balloons swayed in the air-conditioned gym. This day meant more than just a volleyball contest to the players, families, friends and supporters from the Rosewood and North Duplin communities....

Martinez collects decisive goal in Saints' home win

DUDLEY -- Battling cramps and tired legs, Southern Wayne held on for dear life. The Saints withstood Spring Creek's late offensive barrage for a 2-1, non-conference victory at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex on Thursday evening. Fenny Martinez scored the...

Spring Creek rallies past Goldsboro

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Goldsboro head coach T.J. Lancaster was so close to his first career Carolina 1-A Conference victory that he could almost taste it. Spring Creek spoiled the moment. The Gators rallied from a two-set deficit and claimed a...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' tennis Southern Wayne 8, Cleveland 1 * DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne defeated Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent Cleveland 8-1 on Thursday. Jessica Best, Erica Strickland, Taylor Parker, Michala Best, Mollianne Kennedy and Taylor Davis were each victorious in singles...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Eagles shut down Jaguars

With every shot that sailed wide and every pass that was off the mark, the frustration mounted for Rosewood. The Eagles struggled to finish scoring opportunities for the second consecutive night, but found enough offense in a 2-0 victory over...

Preps Thursday

Boys' soccer Eastern Wayne 2, Triton 1 * ERWIN -- Eastern Wayne broke a second-half tie in the 66th minute and defeated Triton 2-1 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' soccer scene Wednesday evening. Jason Horne opened the scoring...

Rosewood cross country meet

At the Carolina 1A cross country meet at Rosewood, Princeton won the boy's team race and Rosewood won the girl's team race....

Brayboy expected to start for Gators

Injuries are always detrimental to high school football teams and can be devastating when involving a starting quarterback. Luckily for third-year Spring Creek head coach Aaron Sanders, senior signal caller Ricky Brayboy will start under center against Dixon on Friday...

Carolina 1-A cross country results

Results from the Carolina 1-A Conference boys' and girls' cross country meet contested Wednesday afternoon at Rosewood High School: BOYS Princeton 41 Rosewood 55 North Duplin 92 Goldsboro 108 Cape Fear Christian 111 Midway 117 Top 10 Individuals 1. Nick...

Carolina 1-A cross country meet at Rosewood

Different course. Same result. Rosewood's Nick Britt and Princeton's Hattie Doherty emerged victorious during their respective races in the second Carolina 1-A Conference cross country meet contested at Rosewood High School on a sun-splashed, hot Wednesday afternoon. Britt toured the...

Mount Olive College sports

MOUNT OLIVE -- Alex Blandin notched the golden goal 9 minutes into the first overtime, and previously-winless Francis Marion (S.C.) upended Mount Olive, 2-1, at Amon Field on Wednesday evening. The Trojans, who have lost four straight one-goal decisions,...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Taylor 'dresses down' team after shutout victory in CPIC play

Michael Taylor's post-game speech didn't sound like it was from coming from a winning head coach. Taylor had plenty of reasons to be upset after watching Wayne Country Day trudge through a 1-0, Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference victory at...

Wayne Country Day School soccer

Wayne Country Day 1-0, victory at home over Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Tuesday afternoon....

Eastern Wayne cross country

Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' and girls' cross country meet  Tuesday afternoon at Little Big Horn on the Eastern Wayne campus....

Local Preps Digest

Girls' tennis Spring Creek 6, Rosewood 3 * SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek improved to 3-1 on the season with a 6-3 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Rosewood on Tuesday afternoon. Emily Daniel, Katlyn Casey, Colleen Finlay, Quatisha Lanier...

Cross country agate

Results from a three-team Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' and girls' cross country meet contested Tuesday afternoon at Little Big Horn on the Eastern Wayne campus: BOYS Eastern Wayne 19 Cleveland 44 North Lenoir 65 Top 10 1. Caleb Cooper,...

Urquiola finishes 6th in Pfeiffer U Invitational

MOC Sports Information BADIN -- The Mount Olive College women's golf team shaved five shots off its first-round total and moved up into fifth place among nine teams competing during final-round play of Pfeiffer Falcon Cup Tuesday at the Badin...

Warrior boys, girls prevail

Keep the pace. The silent mantra lingered in the minds of Caleb Cooper and Sarah Irsik during a three-team Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference cross country meet contested Tuesday afternoon at Eastern Wayne. Cooper waited for the right moment to seize...

Golden Falcons earn league sweep

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne jumped out to an early lead in the opening set of its volleyball match against county and Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference volleyball rival Charles B. Aycock. The Saints could not preserve the early good fortune and...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CB Aycock rallies past Eastern Wayne soccer

There is not a statistic for momentum. But good teams definitely know when they have it. Charles B. Aycock stole the momentum from Eastern Wayne early in the second half on Monday evening and walked off with a 4-2 decision...

Local digest

Soccer Goldsboro 6, Rocky Mount Prep 1 * ROCKY MOUNT -- Goldsboro scored four times in the opening half, and claimed a non-conference victory over Rocky Mount Prep on Monday night. Damon Pate tallied two goals and an assist in...

Monday, September 20, 2010

MOC weekend sports

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Chelsea Long ran the fourth-fastest time in Mount Olive College in school history and finished in the top four overall with teammate Courtney Siefert during the Winthrop University Invitational on Saturday. The Trojans claimed first...

Prep football notebook

Oh no, not again. North Duplin head coach Hugh Martin started thinking about two years ago when his team built a sizable lead, only to see Dixon come back and escape with a one-point victory Friday evening at H.E. Grubbs...

OPINION - Braves

The Atlanta Braves have played 150 games this season. The final 12 will determine the fate of Bobby Cox's 25th and final season as manager. Atlanta trails Philadelphia by three games in the National League East and leads the NL...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Swansboro overpowers Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Penalties, turnovers and injuries each played a role in Spring Creek's 34-7 home loss to Swansboro on Friday night. The Gators fell behind early before making a comeback late in the first half, only to see the...

Goldsboro runs past Washington

Washington Daily News WASHINGTON -- What started off as a close game turned into a runaway for Goldsboro as the Cougars' ground game accounted for 327 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in their 48-20 win over Washington on Friday evening....

Washington-Goldsboro boxscore

Swansboro 13 7 7 7 -- 34 Spring Creek 0 7 0 0 -- 7 First quarter S -- Pockette 52 run (kick failed), 8:21 S -- Pockette 9 run (Provost kick), 1:05 Second quarter SC -- Brayboy 4 run...

Weekend preps digest

Boys' soccer Wayne Christian 4, Cresset Christian 1 * Gregory Alexander punched in two unassisted goals and reigning Carolina Christian 1-A Conference champion Wayne Christian pounded Cresset Christian on Friday afternoon. Chase Darden scored off Victor Kikoko's assist. Kevin Wheeler...

Rosewood - N. Johnston boxscore

Rosewood 0 0 0 0 -- 0 North Johnston 7 17 14 7 -- 45 First quarter NJ -- Alston 1 run (Grady kick) Second quarter NJ -- Daniels 20 pass from Langley (Grady kick) NJ -- Sanders 42 pass...

Southern Wayne drops Louisburg for first win

DUDLEY -- "Make a play." Those words were shouted from the Southern Wayne sideline from the opening kickoff to the final whistle on Friday night. When the Saints needed to make a play they did. They capitalized on two early...

S. Wayne-Louisburg boxscore

Louisburg 0 12 0 8 -- 20 Southern Wayne 19 0 6 8 -- 33 First quarter SW -- Nembhard 13 run (Rodriguez kick); 7:15 SW -- Matthews 2 run (Rodriguez kick failed); 6:01 SW -- Cobb 3 run (Bradshaw...

Swansboro - S. Creek boxscore

Swansboro 13 7 7 7 -- 34 Spring Creek 0 7 0 0 -- 7 First quarter S -- Pockette 52 run (kick failed), 8:21 S -- Pockette 9 run (Provost kick), 1:05 Second quarter SC -- Brayboy 4 run...

North Duplin survives Dixon in overtime

CALYPSO -- The streak is over. Mired in a five-game skid that started with a season-ending playoff loss in 2009, North Duplin finally earned a long-awaited victory Friday evening. Devin Oliver delivered two clutch plays in overtime and the Rebels...

North Duplin-Dixon boxscore

Dixon 0 7 13 0 0 -- 20 North Duplin 14 6 0 0 7 -- 27 First quarter ND -- Oliver 87 kickoff return (Juarez kick), 11:42 ND -- Oliver 5 run (Juarez kick), 5:40 Second quarter D --...

N.Lenoir-Greene Central boxscore

North Lenoir 7 7 7 6 -- 27 Greene Central 7 7 14 0 -- 28 First quarter GC -- Yelverton 23 run (Johnson kick), 8:32 NL -- Arnold 55 fumble return (Baird kick), 0:32 Second quarter GC -- Hill...

Midway-Princeton boxscore

Princeton 0 13 6 8 -- 27 Midway 7 14 13 0 -- 34 First quarter M -- Allen 1 run (Allen kick) Second quarter P -- Davis 1 run (kick good) M -- Thurman 12 run (Allen kick) P...

Area football roundup

C.B. Aycock 21, Wilson Fike 0 * WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock scored a touchdown in each of the first three quarters in a 21-0, non-conference win at Wilson Fike on Friday night. Antonio Applewhite's 25-yard touchdown run gave the...

E.Wayne-W.Craven box

Eastern Wayne 20 9 14 0 -- 43 West Craven 0 12 0 8 -- 20 First quarter EW -- Best 5 run (Sasser kick), 8:32 EW -- Best 2 run (kick failed), 6:44 EW -- Days 89 pass from...

E.Duplin-J.Kenan boxscore

East Duplin 7 0 0 14 -- 21 James Kenan 0 7 0 7 -- 14 First quarter ED -- 6 run (kick good), 11:53 Second quarter JK -- Jones 19 pass to Moore (Bautista kick), 6:01 Fourth quarter JK...

C.B. Aycock-Fike boxscore

C.B. Aycock 7 7 7 0 -- 21 Wilson Fike 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter CBA -- Applewhite 25 run (Pearson kick), 10:21 Second quarter CBA -- Murdock 38 pass from Farmer (Pearson kick), 5:12 Third quarter...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dawgs ease past Rebels

PRINCETON -- Not all wins leave the fans in awe. Princeton's three-set victory over Carolina 1-A Conference rivals North Duplin on Thursday night was a perfect example. The Dawgs battled from behind in all three sets during its 25-16, 25-19,...

Rosewood rallies in 3rd set

Facing one of the volleyball measuring sticks in the Carolina 1-A Conference, Goldsboro proved it can compete with anyone. Learning how to win is still a work in progress. The Cougars led 20-9 in the third set, but the Eagles...

Eagles net first win of 2010

Rosewood and Goldsboro faced the same dilemma when girls' tennis practice started in August. Each realized they had a rebuilding phase to complete in their respective programs, and each understood there was plenty of room to grow. The Carolina 1-A...

Goldsboro-Rosewood tennis box

Rosewood 8 Goldsboro High 1 Singles: No. 1 Marieke Parrish (R) d. Danielle McBaron 6-4, 7-6 (6); No. 2 Elise McSwain (R) d. Cassidy Morris 6-4, 6-1; No. 3 Victoria Holzkamm (R) d. Davis Houtzer 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Rebecca...

Stevens: Panthers must bounce back quickly

The quarterback and the opponent may have been different, but the result felt much like the season opener from a year ago. This wasn't Jake Delhomme's five-turnover disaster in the Carolina Panthers' 38-10 loss to Philadelphia to open the 2009...

Friday preps

Tennis Eastern Wayne 9, South Johnston 0 * Miller Delbridge, Janielle Daniel, Grace Delbridge, Joanna Talton, Amber Miller and Morgan Jeffreys all contributed singles victories in the Warriors' victory on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference ranks. The teams of Daniel-Talton,...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday preps

Girls' golf C.B. Aycock finishes third * WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock carded a team score of 278, which was good enough for third place at the annual Willow Springs Invitational on Wednesday afternoon. West Carteret won the team event...

Saints oust Ladybirds in four sets

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's overall won-loss record isn't appealing to the average observer, but girls' volleyball coach Eric Durol has seen improvement since practice began in early August. He defended his argument Wednesday afternoon. The Saints rallied from middle- and...

Neuse River Youth Soccer Association

Scores from the Neuse River Youth Soccer Association: CHALLENGE Boys 10-Under Piney Grove Wrath 4, NRYSA Sting Blue 2; Morehead Riptides 6, NRYSA Sting White 0; NRYSA Sting White 2, NRYSA Sting Blue 2. Boys 12-Under NRYSA Sting 6, Coastal...

MOC-Barton men

WILSON -- The 2-0 advantage didn't hold. Archrival Barton College erupted for three second-half goals and knocked off Mount Olive College 3-2 on the Conference Carolinas men's soccer scene Wednesday evening. Scott Mitchell put the Trojans on the board...

Eastern Wayne erases two-goal deficit

DUDLEY -- The streak lives. Eastern Wayne overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit for a 4-2 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Southern Wayne on Wednesday night. It was the Warriors' 35th consecutive regular-season triumph over the Saints. After losing...

Montgomery's dad a source for extra energy versus Charles B. Aycock

It wasn't Goldsboro's 0-2 start to the season or his first crack at Charles B. Aycock on the varsity level that caused Andre Montgomery to run with a renewed since of purpose on Friday night. One glimpse into the stands...

CC cross country at PHS

PRINCETON -- Hattie Dougherty ran her fastest time of the cross country season during Princeton's first meet at Farmville Central. Dougherty ran her second-best time of the season on her home course Wednesday against competition from the Carolina 1-A Conference....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Paxson goal sparks road victory

MOC Sports Information WILSON -- Sarah Porter notched the game-winning goal in the 88th minute and Cara Paxson added an insurance goal 46 seconds later during Mount Olive College's 5-3 victory over Conference Carolinas women's soccer rival Barton on Tuesday...

Berean Christian deals Conquerors shutout loss

This wasn't the home opener Jon Corbett had in mind. Busy defending its half of the field for most of the game, Faith Christian never got its offense going in a 2-0 non-conference loss to N.C. Christian Schools Association rival...

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Rosewood 3, Ayden-Grifton 2 * Rosewood opened its Carolina 1-A Conference campaing with a 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, 19-25, 15-6 win over visiting Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday. Alyssa Spell handed out 17 assists for the Eagles and Rachael Kornegay added six...

EW, CBA volleyball

C.B. Aycock defeated Eastern Wayne 17-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-10....

ECC cross country agate

Boys team scores Triton 15 C.B. Aycock 49 So. Wayne 72 Top 15 individual boys 1. Nathaniel Tolley, T 19:50 2. Anthony Morris, T 20:35 3. W.A. Myatt, T 20:45 4. Dequandra Wiggins, T 22:32 5. Blaise Hudson, T 22:33...

Triton boys, girls dominate ECC meet

DUDLEY -- Triton's women's cross country team is good. Unbelievably good. And the men aren't bad, either. The Hawks dominated the three-team, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet against Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex...

Aycock capitalizes on serves, E. Wayne errors

Serving and unforced errors. Those two statistics summed up the first of two regular-season meetings between county volleyball rivals Charles B. Aycock and Eastern Wayne on Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons limited their mistakes after an opening-set loss, turned up...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Chargers secure comeback win

This is our house. Take care of business. Do what you do best. Wayne Country Day head volleyball coach Juliet Jones delivered those clear and simple messages in the locker room after seeing her team play two listless sets against...

WCDS-W. Christian soccer

It was intense, it was physical and it was controversial. It was everything the Wayne Christian and Wayne Country Day soccer rivalry has become known for over the years. Bryce Creger scored three times including the game-winning goal and the...

Tuesday preps

Boys' soccer Goldsboro 8, Rocky Mount Prep 0 * Alan Odom broke loose for a hat trick (three goals) and Goldsboro earned its first soccer victory of the season with an 8-0 triumph over Rocky Mount Prep on Monday night....

Wayne Country Day-Wayne Christian volleyball

Wayne Country Day won in five sets -- 21-25, 12-25, 25-23, 25-15, 15-13....

Simmons didn't need lucky coin

Tara Simmons had her lucky quarter in her pocket. The Charles B. Aycock standout did not need it. Simmons carded a nine-hole round of 1-under par 35 and easily captured medalist honors during the first Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls'...

MOC women's golf

PONTE VERDA BEACH, Fla. -- Mount Olive College golfer Valentina Urquiola trails by one stroke after opening-round play of the Queens University Invitational, which began Monday at the famed TPC Sawgrass complex, home of the PGA Players Championship. The...

Monday, September 13, 2010

WCDS tennis

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day defeated Cape Fear Christian 6-3 in the inaugural Alice Cobb Tennis Classic contested at the Barton College Tennis Complex. Mack Thompson, Catherine Ford, Katherine Roethling, Mollie Catherine McDonald and Meredith Roethling each emerged victorious...

MOC volleyball

MOUNT OLIVE -- Freshman Erika Conner earned all-tournament recognition, and Mount Olive College finished fourth overall during the MOC Women's Volleyball Invitational contested at Kornegay Arena. The Trojans compiled a 1-3 worksheet, that included a home-opening, five-set victory over...

Prep football notebook

County rival North Johnston dominated every aspect of the game during its 65-7 conquest of Princeton on Friday evening. But there were some bright spots for the young Dawgs. Sophomore quarterback Brad Williamson engineered a 15-play, 92-yard drive that eclipsed...

Denny Hamlin

RICHMOND, Va. -- Denny Hamlin faced adversity before he even had a chance to live up to his billing as the popular pick to unseat Jimmie Johnson as Sprint Cup champion. He tore a knee ligament in a pickup basketball...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Local Preps Digest

Cross Country Princeton 21, Wayne Christian 46 * Wayne Chirstian standout Connor Jones won his fifth consecutive meet as an individual runner, but Princeton took team honors at Waynesborough Park on Friday afternoon. Jones led the field in 18 minutes...

North Johnston blows out Princeton

PRINCETON -- Aggressive and defensive-minded North Johnston just simply overwhelmed county rival Princeton on Friday evening. The Dawgs never got a chance to run or pass. The Panthers, meanwhile, ran all night. Jacques Alston rushed for 155 yards and four...

North Lenoir gets first win

DEEP RUN -- Maurice Morgan delivered 189 yards of total offense and North Lenoir picked up its first win of the season with a 34-12 decision over county rival South Lenoir. After the Blue Demons got on the board late...

Princeton-NoJo box

North Johnston 21 23 14 7 -- 65 Princeton 0 0 0 7 -- 7 First quarter NJ -- Adams 2 run (Grady kick), 10:06 NJ -- Alston 16 run (Grady kick), 2:05 NJ -- Alston 26 run (Grady kick),...

Spring Creek falls to Lakewood

ROSEBORO -- Spring Creek's offense remained inconsistant through the fourth game of the season and the Gators dropped a 30-6 defeat to Lakewood on Friday. Dashawn Newkirk hit Darlon Kinlock for a first quarter touchdown and the Leopards added a...

Week 4 boxes

North Lenoir 0 7 13 14 -- 34 South Lenoir 6 0 6 0 -- 12 First quarter SL -- Parrish 3 run (kick failed), 2:43 Second quarter NL -- Arnold 74 run (Baird kick), 4:41 Third quarter NL --...

Midway drops Rosewood 13-0

Rosewood never found an answer for a particularly stout Midway defense in a 13-0 loss at Branch Pope field on Friday night. The Eagles tallied just 54 yards on the ground and 194 total yards. Quincy Little got the game's...

NC prep football scores

Andrews 40, Asheville School 20 Anson County 26, Chesterfield, S.C. 8 Apex Middle Creek 28, Holly Springs 21 Asheville Erwin 42, North Henderson 20 Asheville Reynolds 37, Canton Pisgah 10 Avery County 43, Cloudland, Tenn. 24 Ayden-Grifton 26, Farmville Central...

Hobbton takes down North Duplin

HOBBTON -- North Duplin could not get its offense in gear during a 25-7 loss to Hobbton on Friday night. The Rebels tallied just 162 yards of total offense, all on the ground. Wildcat quarterback Donovan King hit Henry Barnes...

Cougars' dominance leaves Falcons reeling

PIKEVILLE -- The Goldsboro game plan was simple: run Andre Montgomery left, right and up the middle. The Cougars' running back executed almost flawlessly and the team parlayed Montgomery's 177-yard night into a resounding 35-13, non-conference win over county rival...

GHS-CBA box

Goldsboro 7 0 14 14 -- 35 C.B. Aycock 0 0 0 13 -- 13 First quarter G -- F. Jones 8 run (Odom kick),1:53 Third quarter G -- Montgomery 6 run (Odom kick), 8:53 G -- F. Jones 14...

GC-EW box

Greene Central 7 7 0 7 -- 21 Eastern Wayne 0 21 6 2 -- 29 First quarter GC -- K. Speight 74 pass from Suit (Johnson kick), 8:10 Second quarter EW-- Williams 15 run (Sasser kick), 10:28 GC --...

Kinston bests Southern Wayne 35-12

KINSTON -- Southern Wayne started strong but faded in the second half of a 35-12 defeat at Kinston High School on Friday night. JaQuan Cobb got the Saints on the board in the first quarter with a three-yard touchdown run....

ECU defense sparks win over Memphis

GREENVILLE -- East Carolina's defensive unit welcomed back two key players and showed more signs of improvement Saturday afternoon. But it's still not satisfied. The Pirates coaxed Conference USA rival Memphis into four turnovers and converted three into touchdowns during...

Eastern Wayne holds on against Greene Central

Adapt and adjust. Eastern Wayne overcame a slow start and persevered through a game full of penalties. Greene Central appeared to lose its focus and was still searching for it on the way to the bus following the game. The...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Prep football standings

Eastern Carolina 3-A ECC All Team W-L Pct. W-L South Johnston 0-0 .000 2-1 Triton 0-0 .000 1-2 C.B. Aycock 0-0 .000 1-2 Eastern Wayne 0-0 .000 1-2 North Lenoir 0-0 .000 0-3 Southern Wayne 0-0 .000 0-3 Today's games...

Warrior spikers cruise past So. Wayne

DUDLEY -- Coming off a demoralizing loss, Eastern Wayne head volleyball coach Tony Parrish was interested to see how his team would respond against a county rival. The Warriors responded in a big way Thursday afternoon. Eastern Wayne battled through...

Friday preps

Tennis Wayne Christian 6, Eastern Wayne JV 3 * Brooke Barfield, Faith Sutton, Taylor Willman and Elizabeth Sutton were each singles winners for the Eagles. The doubles teams of Barfield-F. Sutton and Willman-E. Sutton also prevailed. Sydney Villarreal and Cailey...

Aycock knocks off Cleveland

PIKEVILLE -- This one had to put a few gray hairs on the head of Davis Harris. After rolling through the opening set Charles B. Aycock woke back up in time for a 25-13, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23 victory over Eastern...

Local Opinion: Teams seek answers, first victory

The first three weeks of the high school football season have brought optimism to some, anxiety to others and given fans plenty to talk about while waiting for Friday night to roll around. The following are observations from the first...

Golden Falcons continue impressive county rub

The impressive run continued ... even with two injured starters on the bench. Kyle Powell supplied two second-half goals within a seven-minute stretch, and Charles B. Aycock cruised past Rosewood 4-0 at Branch Pope Field on Thursday evening. The Golden...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday preps

Boys' soccer Eastern Wayne 3, Cleveland 0 * CLAYTON -- Eastern Wayne got a strong effort from its defense in a 3-0 shutout of Cleveland High School on Wednesday night. Ryan Allison got the Warriors on the board in the...

MOC soccer

MURFREESBORO -- Kirk Peterson notched the eventual game-winning goal in the 36th minute, and Mount Olive College hammered Chowan University 4-0 on the men's college soccer scene Wednesday afternoon. John Mendoza, Vieux Sarr and Vedad Ahmetovic also scored for...

FMA - WCDS volleyball

Wayne Country Day worked on its own game. Flora MacDonald provided little opposition. The Chargers dominated throughout a 25-10, 25-13, 25-12, non-conference victory Wednesday night. "I told my girls to stay aggressive and play their game and tonight they did...

Saints trip up Hawks, 3-1

DUDLEY -- Use more triangles. The simple passing scheme proved unfruitful for Southern Wayne during first-half play against Triton on Wednesday evening. The Hawks constantly intercepted passes in the open spaces and disrupted the Saints' offensive flow. The second half?...

Mundle, Farmer, Murdock are Aycock's leaders

Charles B. Aycock enters Friday night's tilt against county rival Goldsboro with more questions than answers on offense. The Golden Falcons have moved the ball through the first three games of the season, just not consistently or at the right...

Aycock grounds Hawks

PIKEVILLE -- With forward Chase Thompson sidelined with an injury, Charles B. Aycock isn't focused on who isn't available. The Golden Falcons continue to have players step up and provide goals, and that trend continued in a 5-0 victory over...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MOC sports wrap

MOC Sports Information CHARLOTTE -- Erika Conner collected six kills as Mount Olive dropped a 25-16, 25-16, 25-16 decision to unbeaten Queens University of Charlotte on Tuesday evening. It was the Conference Carolinas women's volleyball opener for both teams. Ashlee...

Wayne Christian bests Cape Fear 5-3

Gregory Alexander delivered a rousing opening act and Chase Darden provided the encore. Alexander scored three times in the first half and Darden added a pair of goals in Wayne Christian's 5-3 home victory over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe...

Local digest

Boys' soccer Faith Christian 1, Falls Road Christian 0 * ROCKY MOUNT -- Silas Denlinger scored in the 70th minute to break a scoreless tie as Faith Christian held off N.C. Christian Schools Association foe Falls Road Christian on Tuesday...

Fike tops CBA soccer

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock got a second chance on Tuesday night to make a statement. The Golden Falcons made a better impression, but failed to reach the ultimate goal. Perennial soccer power Wilson Fike punched in the game's only...

Eastern Wayne drops C.B. Aycock tennis

Three previous senior classes at Eastern Wayne departed with regular-season sweeps over county archrival Charles B. Aycock on the prep girls' tennis scene. The latest senior class is 1-0. Miller Delbridge, one of five seniors on the 2010 squad, earned...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Trojans' Woodard among top 10

MOC Sports Information KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Mount Olive College senior Scott Woodard carded an even-par 72 and is tied for eighth overall among 105 individuals after opening-round play of the Kiawah Island Invitational on Monday. Woodard trails first-round leader...

Local golf

Lane Tree LGA Teresa Shearin claimed game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Mary Ann Sutton and Linda Watson won low net and low putts, respectively....

Monday, September 6, 2010

Prep football notebook

The smallest defender in the secondary, Lamar Best put his 5-foot-6, 165-pound frame on the line in a gaggle of players and picked off New Hanover quarterback Taylor Bates early in the second quarter. Best landed awkwardly, angrily unsnapped his...

Mendoza's goal helps Trojans avoid 0-2 start

MOC Sports Information BREVARD -- John Mendoza scored the tying goal with 42 seconds left in regulation, and Mount Olive College battled to a 1-1 draw with in-state rival Brevard on Sunday afternoon. The Tornadoes (0-2-1 overall) seized a one-goal...

Jones' leaping touchdown catch lifts Pirates

GREENVILLE -- Ruffin McNeill promised to bring an exciting, shootout-style offense to East Carolina. Boy, he wasn't kidding. And luckily for the Pirates, Dominique Davis had one bullet left to turn a certain season-opening loss to Conference USA juggernaut Tulsa...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

North Duplin ousted by Union

CLINTON -- North Duplin surrendered 35 points in the second half and compiled just 179 yards of offense in a 41-6, non-conference loss at Union. Taderick Gadberry scored the Rebels' lone touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Devin Oliver paced...

N. Duplin-Union boxscore

North Duplin 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Union 0 6 15 20 -- 41 Second quarter U -- Garcia 55 run (kick failed), 0:55 Third quarter U -- Butler 25 run (Pass good), 7:12 U -- Butler 5 run...

W. Christian tennis tops Trinity of Raleigh

Brooke Barfield, Faith Sutton, Taylor Willman and Reagan Hinton emerged victorious during the Eagles' 6-3 victory over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Trinity-Raleigh on Friday afternoon. The tandems of Barfield-Sutton and Willman-Hinton each earned a doubles point. Wayne Christian (4-0...

W. Christian soccer wins 1-0

Nathan Taylor scored the game's only goal in Wayne Christian's 1-0 win over Carolina Christian 1-A boys' soccer rival Trinity of Raleigh on Friday. Taylor collected a rebound off a free kick and deposited the ball in the back of...

Wallace-RH-SW boxscore

Wallace Rose Hill 0 28 3 6 -- 37 Southern Wayne 0 0 7 0 -- 7 Second quarter WRH -- 3 run (kick good) WRH -- 5 run (kick good) WRH -- 1 run (kick good) WRH -- 3...

So. Wayne beaten by Wallace-RH

DUDLEY -- A barrage of second-quarter scoring ignited defending state 1-A champion Wallace-Rose Hill's 37-7, non-conference win over Southern Wayne on Friday night at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex. The Bulldogs put 28 points on the board during the quarter,...

Rosewood-Hobbton boxscore

Rosewood 0 0 6 0 -- 6 Hobbton 7 14 0 7 -- 28 First quarter H -- Moore 85 interception return (Evans kick), 3:55 Second quarter H -- Chestnutt 70 run (kick failed), 11:00 H -- Chestnutt 49 run...

Princeton-Dixon boxscore

Princeton 0 7 0 8 -- 15 Dixon 6 13 0 7 -- 26 First quarter D -- 2 run (kick failed) Second quarter D -- 2 run (kick failed) D -- 6 run (kick good) P -- Javontae Davis...

J. Kenan-E. Bladen boxscore

James Kenan 14 7 0 14 -- 35 East Bladen 20 8 14 7 -- 49 First quarter EB -- 45 pass (kick good), 4:42 EB -- 23 pass (kick failed), 4:30 JK -- Jones 28 pass to Webster (Bautista...

James Kenan loses to East Bladen

ELIZABETHTOWN -- Devon Best rushed for 201 yards but it wasn't enough as James Kenan suffered a 49-35 loss at East Bladen on Friday night. The Tigers trailed 28-21 at the half, but couldn't close the gap. James Kenan was...

Midway-S. Creek boxscore

Midway 8 8 0 0 -- 16 S. Creek 6 0 0 0 -- 6 First quarter M -- Chad Allen 8 run (Thurman run), 4:21 SC -- Ricky Brayboy 80 run (kick failed), 4:12 Second quarter M -- Allen...

Kinston dominates N. Lenoir

LaGRANGE -- North Lenoir mustered just 70 yards of total offense and surrendered 49 points in the first half in a 49-3, non-conference home loss to county rival Kinston. Caleb Baird's 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter accounted for...

Kinston-N. Lenoir boxscore

Kinston 21 28 0 0 -- 49 N. Lenoir 0 0 0 3 -- 3 First quarter K -- Jeremy Cogdell 4 run (Deters kick), 10:42 K -- Shaheed Swinson 10 run (Deters kick), 6:50 K -- Swinson 14 run...

Midway drops Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Midway beat Spring Creek on Friday night. And on some level the Gators beat themselves. That fact left third-year head coach Aaron Sanders shaking his head as he looked up at the 16-6 final score. "I don't...

E Wayne-New Hanover boxscore

Greene Central 7 14 7 14 -- 42 C.B. Aycock 0 0 7 6 -- 13 First quarter GC -- Stevens 29 pass from Suit (Johnson kick), 1:28 Second quarter GC -- Phillips 3 run (Johnson kick), 11:55 GC --...

Hobbton-Rosewood boxscore

HOBBTON -- Rosewood played good defense throughout a 28-6 loss to Hobbton on Friday night. Unfortunately for the Eagles, three big plays spelled their demise. The Wildcats got on the board early when a Rosewood drive ended abruptly on a...

Greene Central-CB Aycock boxscore

Greene Central 7 14 7 14 -- 42 C.B. Aycock 0 0 7 6 -- 13 First quarter GC -- Stevens 29 pass from Suit (Johnson kick), 1:28 Second quarter GC -- Phillips 3 run (Johnson kick), 11:55 GC --...

Faith Christian volleyball earns first win

GREENVILLE -- Faith Christian picked up its first win of the season with a 25-16, 25-18, 25-27, 25-14 win at N.C. Christian Schools Association rival Trinity Christian on Friday. Charity Spencer recorded seven digs, five kills and two aces. Christina...

E. Wayne falls to New Hanover

A hangover. New Hanover's quick start. Depth issues. All those situations factored into Eastern Wayne's home-opening, 53-12 loss to former Mideastern 4-A rival Wilmington New Hanover at Little Big Horn on Friday evening. The Warriors' euphoria from a stunning victory...

Dixon tops Princeton

PRINCETON -- A slow start kept Princeton off the scoreboard in the first quarter and Dixon grabbed an early lead toward its 26-15, non-conference victory Friday evening. Dixon jumped out to a 19-0 lead during the first half before Princeton...

Greene Central drops C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Greene Central enters the Labor Day weekend with a reason to smile and a boost of confidence. Charles B. Aycock is left with unanswered questions and plenty of work to be done. The Rams capitalized on a blocked...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Lady Trojans blanked at Pembroke

MOC Sports Information PEMBROKE -- UNC Pembroke collected three goals in the final 20 minutes and handed Mount Olive a 3-1 loss on the women's college soccer scene Thursday afternoon. It was the season opener for both teams. Lindsey Stanley...

12 Tar Heels out for LSU game

Twelve players from North Carolina won't play in the 18th-ranked Tar Heels' opener against No. 21 LSU in Atlanta on Saturday amid an ongoing NCAA investigation. The school said Friday that six players -- defensive ends Robert Quinn and Michael...

Earl heads up coast, let's play

East Carteret will not make the journey to Goldsboro today since administrative officials closed all Carteret County schools Thursday and today. Cougars head football coach and co-athletics director Eric Reid said a make-up date had not been announced. The teams...

North Duplin earns ejection-free award

CALYPSO -- North Duplin is one of 12 North Carolina high schools that has put together an outstanding performance streak, although it is not based on wins and or losses -- or championships. The Rebels went without an ejection...

First-half mistakes cost Trojans

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two mistakes during key portions of the opening half proved costly for Mount Olive College on Thursday evening. Florida Southern benefited from the miscues and claimed a 2-0, season-opening victory in breezy, pleasant conditions at Amon Field....

MOC spikers take court for tourney

MOUNT OLIVE -- Meet the high standards. Forget a person's opinion. Focus on the result. The Mount Olive College volleyball team has adopted those differing philosophies in an attempt to mesh five returners with nine freshmen this season. So far...

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Wayne Country Day 3, Goldsboro 0 * Wayne Country Day completed a non-conference season sweep of Goldsboro with a 25-21, 25-12, 25-16 victory on Thursday. Kim Martell pounded out 14 kills for the Chargers with four digs and two...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Spring Creek-Union soccer

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Luck isn't always stumbled upon, it's often created. Spring Creek used relentless offensive pressure to create two moments of fortune and rallied for a 3-1, non-conference win over Union on Wednesday afternoon. The Gators struggled to connect...

Thursday preps

Soccer Wayne Country Day 7, Goldsboro 5 * Wayne Country Day needed a pair of goals in the final minutes to upend Goldsboro 7-5 on Wednesday afternoon. The Cougars took an early 3-1 lead on goals by Bryan Johnson, Kendrick...

Hunt outlasts CBA spikers

PIKEVILLE -- A slow start doomed Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday night. Former conference rival Wilson Hunt capitalized on the Golden Falcons' sluggish beginning and claimed a 25-14, 23-25, 25-15, 25-16 non-conference, volleyball win. Unforced errors helped the Warriors grab...

MOC men's soccer preview

MOUNT OLIVE -- The emphasis for Mount Olive's men's soccer team this summer hasn't just been on scoring more goals. The emphasis has been on finding more goal scorers. The Trojans return their three leading scorers from last season --...

High School Football - Cougars, No worries ... yet

Eric Reid isn't quite ready to hit the panic button. The Cougars have started a season 0-2 for the first time in Reid's four-year tenure as Goldsboro's head football coach. Goldsboro's starting quarterback Corteiz Sprangle continues to recover from a...

Opinion - Boise State-Va. Tech will have BCS implications

College football season-openers for big-time programs are typically about developing continuity and confidence -- and -- beating the stuffing out of a hapless opponent with a name similar to Southwest Texas Clown College and Court Reporting School. When Virginia Tech...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Eagles' Jones picks up third straight meet victory

Connor Jones is a young man on a mission. The phenomenal cross country runner from Wayne Christian crossed the finish line first for the third consecutive meet on Tuesday at Wayne Community College. Jones' time of 19 minutes and 39...

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Wayne Christian 3, Northwood 0 * FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Christian swept Carolina Christian 1-A Conference opponent Northwood Temple 25-15, 25-8, 25-15 on Tuesday. Britney O'Hara provided six kills and Summer Brathwaite added four kills. Haley Greenwood tallied nine digs...

Hisler: Trojan women have high expectations in 2010

MOUNT OLIVE -- Raised expectations. That has been the theme of the preseason around the soccer field at Mount Olive College as the women's program gets set to kick off its 2010 season Thursday evening at UNC Pembroke. Head coach...

Rosewood and Southern Wayne volleyball

Rosewood won 25-13, 25-14, 25-15....

Rosewood turns back S. Wayne

With the start of Carolina 1-A Conference play less than three weeks away, Rosewood has the look of a team primed and ready to go. The Eagles served and passed with efficiency throughout a 25-13, 25-14, 25-15 sweep of visiting...

Cross country agate

Boys top 15 individuals 1. Connor Jones WCS 19:39 2. Josiah Marshall FRM 20:32 3. McKinley Gray EPI 20:47 4. Justin Jacobs FMA 23:12 5. Will Massey WCS 23:20 6. Luke Robertson FRM 24:43 7. Marc Sawyer WCS 24:46 8....