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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Faith Christian drops Bethel Christian

Faith Christian needed one short surge to seize momentum against league foe Bethel Christian on Monday evening. The 12-point run, which lasted three-plus minutes, pushed the Conquerors to a 57-35 victory in the N.C. Christian Schools Association Coastal 2-A opener...

Local digest

Girls' basketball Wayne Country Day 47, Ridgecroft 32 * AHOSKIE -- Wayne Country Day finished with three players in double digits on the score sheet and bested Ridgecroft School on Monday night. Catherine Ford paced the Chargers with 19 points...

Faith Christian-Bethel box scores

BOYS Bethel Christian 6 6 10 13 -- 35 Faith Christian 18 20 13 6 -- 57 BETHEL CHRISTIAN (0-4, 0-1) Manny Rivero 7 1 3-4 20, Joseph Jarman 0 1 0-0 3, Connor Rivero 0 0 2-4 2, Alex...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Coggins: Dump BCS and give every Division I school equal title chance

All this talk about the Bowl Championship Series -- who deserves to play and who doesn't deserve to play -- is starting to get ridiculous. The ignorance of the BCS conferences surfaced again last week when Ohio State President Gordon...

Trojans prepare to fave archrival

MOUNT OLIVE -- Less than two weeks into the college basketball season, Mount Olive faces its biggest measuring stick Tuesday evening. The Trojans visit archrival Barton College. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Dog House. A change in...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Saints lose to Pine Forest

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's intensity and energy led to a strong opening-quarter start during the championship game of its own tournament Saturday evening. But the Saints couldn't sustain the momentum. Tournament MVP T.J. Jones knocked down 16 points, including two...

Goldsboro-Pender box

Pender 7 0 7 14 -- 28 Goldsboro 0 0 0 8 -- 8 First quarter P -- Hooper 1 run (Portillo kick), 7:27 Third quarter P -- Hooper 3 run (Portillo kick), 7:05 Fourth quarter P -- Johnson 1...

MOC women fall to Lincoln Memorial

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE - Mount Olive led by as many as eight points in the first half, but Lincoln Memorial broke away from a halftime tie for a 73-54 victory over the Trojans in non-conference women's basketball Saturday...

Pender drops Goldsboro

Goldsboro could neither solve Pender's triple-option attack nor develop a consistent running game of its own Friday evening. The Patriots scored touchdowns on their first possession of each half and cruised to a 28-8 victory in their N.C. High School...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Golden Falcons-Warriors outcome decided on 'first points scored' criteria

Oh, so close. But not close enough. Charles B. Aycock prevailed on the eighth criteria and slipped past Eastern Wayne, 41-40, in an intense- and emotion-filled, early-season battle on the wrestling mat Wednesday evening. The teams grappled to a 40-40...

Digest -- Greene Central boys improve to 2-0

Boys' basketball Greene Central 69, North Lenoir 53 * LaGRANGE -- Bobby Waters pumped in 17 points and Greene Central knocked off North Lenoir 69-53 inside Wooten Gymnasium on Wednesday evening. Waters pulled down six rebounds, dished out five assists...

Jerry Narron named bench coach for Brewers

Jerry Narron has been waiting for the right time to return to baseball. The perfect situation has arrived after three years. Narron was recently named the bench coach of the Milwaukee Brewers, where he will continue his journey through the...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

MOC improves to 6-0 against Converse College

MOUNT OLIVE -- Shequanta McGee provided the calming influence. Alyssa Luebs displayed a strong presence in the paint. And Mount Olive finally developed some chemistry on the offensive end of the floor Tuesday evening. Laporsha Davis led four Trojans in...

Goldsboro girls give Bullock-Davis win in coaching debut

Girls' basketball Goldsboro 41, Eastern Wayne 33 * Goldsboro saw an early eight-point fourth quarter lead shrink to two, but held on for a 41-33, season-opening win against Eastern Wayne Tuesday evening at New Hope. The Cougars led 27-19 early...

County rivals go into overtime

Eastern Wayne had Goldsboro on the ropes more than once, but couldn't deliver the knockout punch. The Cougars erased a 10-point, third-quarter deficit and escaped with a 60-53, overtime win on Tuesday night in New Hope. Eastern Wayne led 39-29...

Rosewood boys turn back Midway

With four of his varsity players on the sidelines in street clothes, Rosewood head coach Daniel Mitchell was left to piece together a rotation for the team's season-opener against Midway on Tuesday night. The puzzle fell into place perfectly and...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday preps

Girls' basketball Wayne Country Day 54, Waccamaw 23 * WHITEVILLE -- Wayne Country Day raced out to an early lead and never looked back in a 54-23, non-conference win over Waccamaw Academy on Monday night. Hannah Pearson paced the Chargers...

Parrott spolis Gator's season opener

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Too many turnovers. Not enough rebounds. That is the basic synopsis of Spring Creek's 58-50, season-opening loss to Parrott Academy on Monday night. The Gators' played with solid effort, but could not close a late gap...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Prep football notebook

Misty-eyed, Hugh Martin walked among his players as they knelt for one final post-game meeting. He greeted each senior with a hug, said he would be missed and that the door is always open at North Duplin. Fighting back tears,...

Rudy -- Monday column

Remember when you and your friends searched for that big hill in your neighborhood to play "king of the mountain?" NASCAR resembled that childhood game this season -- on an adult stage. No one could knock Jimmie Johnson off the...

Olympic swim clinic

There have been some very good swimmers who have graced the pool at the B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro YMCA over the years. Perhaps none better, or more decorated, than former U.S. Olympic team member Ian Crocker. The three-time...

Monday preps

Boys' basketball Faith takes two WENDELL -- Faith Christian captured a pair of victories in the Southeastern Invitational tournament over the weekend before eventually falling to Raleigh Christian in the championship game on Saturday night. The Conquerors defeated Hilltop Christian...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

No. 1-ranked Wallace-Rose Hill rolls past North Duplin

WALLACE -- The drama ended quickly. Defending state champion Wallace-Rose Hill posted touchdowns on its first two possessions and rolled past North Duplin 42-7 at Thell B. Overman Field on Friday evening. The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs (13-0 overall) entertain Northampton-West...

NC prep football 3rd round pairings

CLASS 4-AA EAST (2) Garner at (1) Wake Forest-Rolesville MIDEAST (2) Apex Panther Creek at (1) Fayetteville Seventy-First MIDWEST (2) Matthews Butler at (1) Richmond County WEST (3) Charlotte Vance at (1) Charlotte Mallard Creek CLASS 4-A EAST (2) Southeast...

Trojan men rally past Mars Hill

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive continues to grow up game-by-game with its feet to the fire and its heart on its sleeve. The Trojans overcame a double-digit deficit to win for the second consecutive night in an 84-80 victory over...

Emotional Cats shut out Rosewood

NEWTON GROVE -- Hobbton, again, ran past Rosewood. This meeting meant a little more. The Wildcats won 35-0 and advanced to the western semifinals of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A football playoffs Friday evening. However, they also remembered...

Rosewood-Hobbton box

Rosewood 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Hobbton 7 0 21 7 -- 35 First quarter H -- Moore 80 run (Escalera kick); 7:35 Third quarter H -- Moore 68 run (Escalera kick); 10:47 H -- Z. Barksdale 20 run...

S. Wayne-S. Brunswick box

Southern Wayne 0 6 0 8 -- 14 South Brunswick 14 14 8 6 -- 42 Second quarter SW -- Bradshaw 24 run (kick failed) Fourth quarter SW -- Bradshaw 1 run (Cobb run) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Southern Wayne...

South Brunswick eliminates Southern Wayne from playoffs

SOUTHPORT -- South Brunswick grabbed a sizable first-half lead and eliminated Southern Wayne, 42-14, from the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A East region football playoffs on Friday evening. Marcus Hankins led the Cougars' ground attack with 163 yards...

WCDS varsities defeat Wilson Christian

Boys' basketball Wayne Country Day 65, Wilson Christian 51 * Wayne Country Day opened its season with a 65-51, non-conference victory over N.C. Christian Schools Association 3-A member Wilson Christian on Friday evening. Josh Gregory led the Chargers with 27...

Wallace-North Duplin box

Southern Wayne 0 6 0 8 -- 14 South Brunswick 14 14 8 6 -- 42 First quarter SW -- Bradshaw 24 run (kick failed) Fourth quarter SW -- Bradshaw 1 run (Cobb run) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Southern Wayne...

Catawba women upend MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Anyone a chemist? Mount Olive really needs some chemistry fluidity on offense right now. And the Trojans need a calming presence in the backcourt to help keep the Trojans poised on the offensive end of the floor....

James Kenan-Goldsboro box

James Kenan 0 7 0 6 -- 13 Goldsboro 7 12 16 7 -- 42 First quarter G -- Montgomery 2 run (Odom kick); 7:57 Second quarter G -- Jones 18 run (kick blocked), 8:07 JK -- Smith 26 run...

Friday's N.C. prep football playoff scores

CLASS 4-AA EAST (1) Wake Forest-Rolesville 21, (5) Raleigh Wakefield 0 (2) Garner 35, (6) Apex Middle Creek 20 MIDEAST (1) Fayetteville Seventy-First 54, (4) Fayetteville Britt 36 (2) Apex Panther Creek 35, (3) Fuquay-Varina 28 MIDWEST (1) Richmond County...

Goldsboro gets statement win over James Kenan

The much-anticipated battle between eastern North Carolina football powerhouses Goldsboro and James Kenan turned into a one-sided blowout Friday evening. Cougar tailbacks Andre Montgomery and Freddie Jones combined to rush for 326 yards in a 42-13 rout of the Tigers...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Freedom Christian boys run past Wayne Christian

Wayne Christian executed its inside-outside strategy well during the opening minutes against Freedom Christian on Thursday evening. Then came the "trap." The Eagles fell into a transition-style tempo and suffered a 90-64, non-conference loss to the Patriots inside Clifford Gymnatorium....

Wayne Christian-Freedom box scores

BOYS Freedom 23 26 24 17 -- 90 Wayne Christian 16 14 11 23 -- 64 FREEDOM CHRISTIAN (4-0) Mack Gilbert 4 0 2-4 10, Junior Smith 2 0 2-2 6, Sabir Rashid 10 1 4-4 27, Andre Harrison 2...

Reid, Avent Jr: Ball control key for respective teams

Staying on schedule is not just a time-management principle when perennial football powers Goldsboro and James Kenan clash Friday evening. It's the key to each team's success. Goldsboro head coach Eric Reid and James Kenan head coach Ken Avent Jr....

Goldsboro hoops teams relax in intrasquad battle

A different concept and a night of fun. That is what Goldsboro head basketball coach Patrick Reynell envisioned when he came up with the idea for the inaugural Blue-Gold game at Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium. Reynell got his wish Thursday...

Local preps digest

Girls' basketball Wayne Christian 45, Freedom Christian 10 * Summer Brathwaite pumped in 14 of her game-high 18 points in the second half, and Wayne Christian rolled past Freedom Christian 45-10 inside Clifford Gymnatorium on Thursday evening. The Eagles (1-1...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

MOC -- Pickle Classic

MOUNT OLIVE -- Steady improvement. Mount Olive College head men's basketball coach Joey Higginbotham and his staff have employed that mantra this season. They're grooming a young and inexperienced team for the rigors of Conference Carolinas play, and the next...

Rosewood-Hobbton preview

Rosewood gets a shot at redemption Friday evening and expects no surprises when it faces Hobbton in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A Midwest Region football playoffs. The Cats won the earlier meeting, 28-6. The...

Local digest

Golf Lane Tree Ladies Assoc. * KINSTON -- Linda Watson claimed second low net during championship flight play in a recently-contested Eastern League Ladies tournament at Falling Creek Country Club. Nan Jarrell (second low gross), Libby Newsome (second low net)...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Wilmington Christian 45, Faith Christian 16 • Faith Christian never got its offense up and running in a 45-16 defeat to Wilmington Christian on Tuesday night. The non-league affair was the season opener for both squads. Wilmington Christian...

Moats couldn't ask for better timing at CBA

PIKEVILLE -- Steve Moats understands the adage "timing is everything" as well as anyone. Perfect timing helped Moats, the former basketball clock keeper at Eastern Wayne, land a position on the coaching staff at Charles B. Aycock. And that timing...

Stevens: Hamlin needs to forget Phoenix, concentrate on final race

The 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup has come down to the final race with the championship on the line -- the scenario NASCAR hoped for when it introduced the new format in 2004. It's also the "winner-take-all" showdown Denny...

Confident So. Wayne continues road swing

Football is not usually characterized by smiling faces and hearty laughter. The Southern Wayne Saints are the exception. Three days after pulling off a thrilling 35-19 upset over Hertford County in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic...

Rebels have date with state champs

Nothing to lose speeches have never been part of Hugh Martin's coaching philosophy. Preparation is. And North Duplin is facing a tall task Friday evening. The Rebels (5-7 overall) travel to defending state champion Wallace-Rose Hill, the overall No. 1...

Faith Christian-Wimington Christian box scores

BOYS Wilm. Christian 9 14 14 22 7 -- 66 Faith Christian 12 13 15 19 5 -- 64 WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN (1-0) Jon Roberts 3 3 7-11 22, Alan Horsley 9 0 2-8 20, Tres Wilson 3 1 2-3 11,...

Patriots nip Conquerors in OT

Tres Wilson was not the guy that Wilmington Christian wanted to take the biggest shot of the game Tuesday night. It just sort of worked out that way. Wilson banked in an NBA-range 3-pointer as the fourth quarter horn sounded...

Bullock-Davis ready to build on last season's success

LaTina Bullock-Davis has a simple coaching philosophy. If things aren't broken, don't try to fix them. The first-year head coach of the Goldsboro High School girls' basketball team will try to sustain the momentum built by her predecessor and friend...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chargers host first swim meet

Thomas Elmore smile as he emerged from the rippling water. He exchanged high-fives with a parent. A teammate greeted him with a fist bump. Yep, this swim was definitely better. Elmore touched the wall first in the 100-yard freestyle in...

WCDS fall sports award winners

Wayne Country Day recognized its fall sports athletes with a season-ending awards ceremony. Here are the winners: Field hockey Most Valuable Offense Margaret Tanner Most Valuable Defense Kennedy Dalton Most Improved Mary Crawford Tanner Coach's Award Anna Rains JV volleyball...

MOC wins season opener

MOUNT OLIVE -- Part of growing up and finding an identity is learning how to close out ballgames. Mount Olive took a positive step in that direction on Monday night. The 25th-ranked Trojans watched a 12-point second-half lead shrink to...

Walnut Creek ladies golf

Walnut Creek Ladies * Gaye Bryant earned play-of-the-day honors. Faye Franklin captured low gross. Betty Holloway claimed low net and Dot Julian seized low putts. * KINSTON -- Kathy Woodard recorded first low gross and Hiromi Sueki took first low...

Wayne Country Day swim meet

Wayne Country Day hosted a multi-team swim meet at the B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y on Monday evening. The Chargers had three swimmers to post state-qualifying times -- Oliver Reimer (50 free), Ama Zbarcea (100 breaststroke) and...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Coggins: Flames beginning to lick higher on Davis' hotseat

Those "I support Butch" T-shirts worn by North Carolina students during home football games should be auctioned off on ebay. The money might be needed to help lure a new football coach to Chapel Hill. The temperature on Butch Davis'...

Prep football notebook

Shane Whitley took the handoff from Taylor McGill, followed his blocker and broke loose for a 14-yard gain. Whitley got tangled up between two South Davidson defenders and didn't immediately pop up when officials blew the play day. The Rosewood...

Eagle varsities tip off season

KINSTON -- Junior Chase Darden pumped in a game-high 20 points, and Wayne Christian launched its varsity boys' basketball season with a 53-28 victory over Bethel Christian. Senior Chase King contributed 10 points. Junior Chandler Harrell controlled the boards...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Whitby saves Trojans

MOC Sports Information MURFREESBORO -- Mount Olive saw an eight-point second-half lead disappear, but Jasmine Whitby's runner in the lane with nine seconds remaining lifted the Trojans to a 56-55 non-conference victory on Saturday at Chowan. Whitby, who missed the...

SW-HC box

Southern Wayne 7 15 7 6 -- 35 Hertford County 7 0 6 6 -- 19 First quarter SW -- Cobb 48 run (Rodriquez kick) HC -- Thomas 16 run (Warren kick) Second quarter SW -- Bradshaw 23 run (Cobb...

Rosewood-S. Davidson box

Southern Vance 0 2 12 8 -- 22 Eastern Wayne 0 7 0 7 -- 14 Second quarter EW -- Best 52 punt return run (Sasser kick); 11:38 SV -- Safety, 10:32 Third quarter SV -- S. Henderson 65 run...

Trojans search for indentity

The biggest task for third-year Mount Olive men's basketball coach Joey Higginbotham in 2010-11 may not be devising game plans or teaching fundamentals of the game. The largest obstacle for Higginbotham may be in helping his team complete its search...

Lakewood-PHS box

Princeton 0 0 0 7 -- 7 Lakewood 6 22 0 7 -- 35 First quarter L -- Newkirk 9 run (kick failed) Second quarter L -- Sellers 50 run (Newkirk run) L -- Davis 13 pass from Newkirk (Murphy...

JKenan-Union box

James Kenan 22 0 0 7 -- 29 Union 0 8 6 14 -- 28 First quarter JK -- Jones 3 run (Phillips run) JK -- Hyman 8 run (Bautista kick) JK -- Jones 1 run (Bautista kick) Second quarter...

Rosewood claims first playoff victory since 2003

Control the pace. Burn the clock. Keep the offense in short-yardage situations. Rosewood did all three in nearly flawless fashion Friday evening. But Jyhkia Applewhite supplied the spark the Eagles needed to end seven years of futility in the N.C....

N. Duplin-Weldon box

North Duplin 0 7 7 6 -- 20 Weldon 0 0 6 0 -- 6 Second quarter ND -- Mora 3 run (Juarez kick); 3:05 Third quarter ND -- J. Kornegay 17 pass from M. Kornegay, (Juarez kick); 3:10 W...

GHS-Midway box

Midway 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Goldsboro 20 7 14 3 -- 44 First quarter G -- Jones 30 run (kick fail), 9:15 G -- Currie 11 run (Odom kick), 6:10 G -- Jones 16 run (Odom kick), 0:01...

Cougars' Jones picks up for absent teammate

Goldsboro head football coach Eric Reid put his arsenal on display without his biggest gun Friday evening. Freddie Jones broke loose for 220 yards and four touchdowns as Goldsboro routed Midway 44-0 in the opening round of the N.C. High...

Raiders ambush Warriors

Southern Vance coach Mark Perry spent too long on a bus bound for Goldsboro to play for overtime. Bryan Person's 51-yard touchdown run with 26 seconds left and Sardarius Henderson's two-point conversion lifted the Raiders to a 22-14 upset of...

Saints shock Hertford County, Rebels advance, Bulldogs fall

* AHOSKIE -- Southern Wayne's fairy-tale season will have at least one more chapter. Coming off two impressive wins over Wayne County opponents, the Saints rolled into Hertford County and walked off with a 35-19 upset victory in the opening...

E. Wayne-S. Vance box

Southern Vance 0 2 12 8 -- 22 Eastern Wayne 0 7 0 7 -- 14 Second quarter EW -- Best 52 punt return (Sasser kick); 11:38 SV -- Safety, 10:32 Third quarter SV -- S. Henderson 65 run (pass...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Reid: Cougars must not take Midway for granted

Goldsboro head coach Eric Reid still remembers a hard lesson he was forced to learn three seasons ago. Never overlook an opponent, especially in the postseason. During Reid's first year as head coach the Cougars drew East Duplin in the...

Trojans seeking chemistry

MOUNT OLIVE -- With several questions left unanswered in the preseason, the Mount Olive College women's basketball team will begin playing meaningful games on Saturday. The Trojans open play at in-state rival Chowan University and head coach Wendy Lee is...

'Dynamic' Best key to EW's postseason success

Eastern Wayne didn't have to look far when preparing a game plan for Friday night's N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A East Region playoff game with Southern Vance. The Warriors and Raiders are almost mirror images of each other. Eastern...

Stevens: Best band, best press box, best food, best dressed -- all in Wayne County area

There's nothing quite like high school football in the South. The game itself is the main attraction, but there's so much more that goes into making Friday nights in North Carolina truly unique. The News-Argus sports department would like to...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

North Duplin-Weldon preview

When North Duplin elected to abandon the spread for the triple-option early in the season, the Rebels had to hit the ground running. Literally. An 0-4 start to the season and injuries forced head coach Hugh Martin to take his...

Princeton playoff preview

Princeton head football coach Russell Williamson was a little bit surprised when his team was selected to play in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A Midwest Region playoffs on Friday night. The Dogs were the last squad seeded in...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lees-McRae ousts Trojans

MOC Sports Information BANNER ELK -- Eighth-seeded Mount Olive College fell to top-seeded and regular-season champion Lees-McRae 25-12, 25-15, 25-7 in opening-round play of the 2010 Conference Carolinas women's volleyball tournament Tuesday evening. The Trojans, who had reached the tournament...

James Kenan meets Tri-County foe Union

The midseason tailspin is over, but James Kenan certainly hasn't forgotten a disheartening late-September loss against Tri-County 1-A Conference foe Union. The Tigers let a two-touchdown advantage slip through their paws against the Spartans and suffered a 28-23 road defeat....

Eagles face another challenging mission

Each week, the Rosewood High football coaches inform their team of the challenge that lies ahead on Friday night. The Eagles face their biggest test of the season this week. They're hosting an opening-round contest in the N.C. High School...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Vandiford runs NYC marathon

NEW YORK -- North Lenoir alum Deborah Vandiford became intrigued with the annual NYC Marathon during a trip to the Big Apple last year. She decided she'd like to try it. Before competing in the world's most-prestigious 26.1-mile event,...

MOC weekend wrap

MOUNT OLIVE -- Freshman middle hitter Carly White recorded a match-high 13 kills -- including three in the waning moments of set four -- and Mount Olive College upset Belmont Abbey College, 25-18, 25-18, 12-25, 25-22 in their Conference...

Southern Wayne playoff preview

Bob Warren has been around the block a few times as the head football coach at Southern Wayne. He knows exactly what to expect when the Saints' bus crosses the Hertford County line this week. "I think our guys understand...

Monday, November 8, 2010

NCHSAA should re-examine state's clasification system

The latest average daily membership (ADM) numbers released by the N.C. High School Athletic Association show a huge disparity statewide. Especially here in Wayne County. Goldsboro, which has 874 students, is larger than 50 schools currently aligned in 2-A conferences....

Area runners compete in 1-A finals

KERNERSVILLE -- Rosewood junior Nick Britt and Goldsboro High junior Bryan Johnson each finished among the top 65 runners in the season-ending, N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A boys' cross country championship meet Saturday. Britt ran the 5K course...

Neuse River Youth Football League

Division II Playoffs *12-Under: Spring Creek 20, Boys & Girls Club 0 -- Devonte Corum led the Little Gators' rushing game with 106 yards on 12 carries. Cole Steiner completed two passes, including 20-yard touchdown strike to Matthew Herring. Ricky...

Prep football notebook

Eastern Wayne, this time, didn't take its foot off the gas. Haunted by "unfinished" games against county rivals Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne, the Warriors put North Lenoir away in their regular-season finale Friday evening. "All year we've been...

Trojan spikers upset Belmont Abbey

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Freshman middle hitter Carly White recorded a match-high 13 kills -- including three in the waning moments of set four -- and Mount Olive College upset Belmont Abbey College, 25-18, 25-18, 12-25, 25-22 in...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Seven teams advance to NCHSAA football playoffs

CHAPEL HILL -- Two-time Carolina 1-A Conference champion Goldsboro High is the No. 3 seed overall in the 2010 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-AA (large-school) football playoffs. Under the new pod system, the Cougars are the top seed...

North Duplin withstands Spring Creek rally

SEVEN SPRINGS -- North Duplin built a big lead over the first three quarters and withstood a furious fourth-quarter comeback in its 34-28 victory over Spring Creek at "The Swamp." It was the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season finale for...

North Duplin-Spring Creek box

North Duplin 7 14 6 7 -- 34 Spring Creek 0 6 0 22 -- 28 First quarter ND -- Gadberry 25 run (Juarez kick), 3:47 Second quarter ND -- Oliver 65 run (Juarez kick), 11:50 SC -- Rossell 12...

Aycock's James, Goldsboro's Montgomery selected for Shrine Bowl

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Goldsboro High School running back Andre Montgomery and Charles B. Aycock offensive lineman Jarrod James have been selected to play in the 74th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. Montgomery and James learned of their selections Thursday...

Rosewood-Princeton box

Rosewood 7 14 0 6 -- 27 Princeton 0 6 0 0 -- 6 First quarter RW -- Whitley 1 run (Harris kick) Second quarter RW -- Wooten 15 run (Harris kick) P -- Craft 61 pass from Jacobs (kick...

Rosewood snaps two-game skid against Princeton

PRINCETON -- Rosewood held archrival Princeton to just 96 yards of total offense and the Eagles walked off with a 27-6 win in the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season finale for both teams Friday evening. "We picked a good time...

Friday's N.C. prep football scores

Albemarle 55, South Stanly 0 Alexander Central 21, Lenoir Hibriten 20 Anson County 48, Monroe Parkwood 7 Apex Middle Creek 42, Apex 31 Ashe County 28, East Wilkes 27 Asheville 48, Asheville Erwin 27 Asheville Reynolds 47, North Buncombe 21...

Goldsboro High-Ayden-Grifton box

Ayden-Grifton 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Goldsboro 7 19 7 0 -- 33 First quarter G -- Alston 58 punt return (Odom kick), 4:37 Second quarter G -- Curry 1 run (kick fail), 4:58 G -- Alston 72 punt...

James Kenan-Wallace RH box

James Kenan 0 7 0 7 -- 14 Wallace-Rose Hill 0 7 14 7 -- 28 Second quarter JK -- Jones 3 run (Bautista kick) WRH -- Carr 36 pass from McKinzie (Flores kick) Third quarter WRH -- Boney 15...

Bulldogs top Kenan, cap unbeaten campaign in Tri-County 1-A play

TEACHEY -- Wallace-Rose Hill made enough big plays to counter the James Kenan offense and held on for a 28-14 victory that capped the Bulldogs' unbeaten run against Tri-County 1-A Conference opposition this season. Wallace-Rose Hill, the top-ranked team...

Rams end football season with loss

FARMVILLE -- Farmville Central scored 20 unanswered points in a 33-14 win over Eastern Plains 2-A Conference rival Greene Central on Friday night. Asa Matthews scored from five yards out in the first quarter and 11 yards out in...

Cougars defend Carolina 1-A football title

With all the standouts on the Goldsboro High School football roster, it's easy to overlook the role players that do the dirty work and help the team win. One of those role players took center stage Friday evening. Sophomore running...

C.B. Aycock-Southern Wayne box

Southern Wayne 14 7 21 7 -- 49 C.B. Aycock 0 6 0 12 -- 18 First quarter SW -- Cobb 3 run (Rodriguez kick), 4:16 SW -- Matthews 15 run (Rodriguez kick), :43 Second quarter CBA -- Willoughby 1...

Southern Wayne rolls over C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Bob Warren never doubted his team's ability. He just had to get his young players to believe in themselves. Suddenly full of confidence, Southern Wayne has the look of a dangerous team. The Saints rushed for 385 yards...

E. Wayne clinches share of ECC football championship

LaGRANGE -- Victory is like fine wine. It's years in the making and moments in the tasting. This one took 32 years. Eastern Wayne secured a share of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference football championship with a 55-28 shellacking of...

Eastern Wayne-North Lenoir box

Rosewood 7 14 0 6 -- 27 Princeton 0 6 0 0 -- 6 First quarter R -- Whitley 1 run (Harris kick) Second quarter R -- Wooten 15 run (Harris kick) P -- Craft 61 pass from Jacobs (kick...

State-ranked Fike boots Southern Wayne from state soccer playoffs

WILSON -- Wilson Fike showed why it is one of the top teams in the state and handed Southern Wayne a 5-1 loss on the soccer pitch Saturday night. The Golden Demons advanced to the third round of the N.C....

Rosewood-Princeton box

Rosewood 7 14 0 6 -- 27 Princeton 0 6 0 0 -- 6 First quarter RW -- Whitley 1 run (Harris kick) Second quarter RW -- Wooten 15 run (Harris kick) P -- Craft 61 pass from Jacobs (kick...

Aycock's James, Goldsboro's Montgomery selected for Shrine Bowl

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Goldsboro High School running back Andre Montgomery and Charles B. Aycock offensive lineman Jarrod James have been selected to play in the 74th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. Montgomery and James learned of their selections Thursday...

North Duplin-Spring Creek box

North Duplin 7 14 6 7 -- 34 Spring Creek 0 6 0 22 -- 28 First quarter ND -- Gadberry 25 run (Juarez kick), 3:47 Second quarter ND -- Oliver 65 run (Juarez kick), 11:50 SC -- Rossell 12...

James Kenan-Wallace RH box

James Kenan 0 7 0 7 -- 14 Wallace-Rose Hill 0 7 14 7 -- 28 Second quarter JK -- Jones 3 run (Bautista kick) WRH -- Carr 36 pass from McKinzie (Flores kick) Third quarter WRH -- Boney 15...

Bulldogs top Kenan, cap unbeaten campaign in Tri-County 1-A play

TEACHEY -- Wallace-Rose Hill made enough big plays to counter the James Kenan offense and held on for a 28-14 victory that capped the Bulldogs' unbeaten run against Tri-County 1-A Conference opposition this season. Wallace-Rose Hill, the top-ranked team...

Rams end football season with loss

FARMVILLE -- Farmville Central scored 20 unanswered points in a 33-14 win over Eastern Plains 2-A Conference rival Greene Central on Friday night. Asa Matthews scored from five yards out in the first quarter and 11 yards out in...

Seven teams advance to NCHSAA football playoffs

CHAPEL HILL -- Two-time Carolina 1-A Conference champion Goldsboro High is the No. 3 seed overall in the 2010 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-AA (large-school) football playoffs. Under the new pod system, the Cougars are the top seed...

North Duplin withstands Spring Creek rally

SEVEN SPRINGS -- North Duplin built a big lead over the first three quarters and withstood a furious fourth-quarter comeback in its 34-28 victory over Spring Creek at "The Swamp." It was the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season finale for...

Rosewood snaps two-game skid against Princeton

PRINCETON -- Rosewood held archrival Princeton to just 96 yards of total offense and the Eagles walked off with a 27-6 win in the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season finale for both teams Friday evening. "We picked a good time...

Cougars defend Carolina 1-A football title

With all the standouts on the Goldsboro High School football roster, it's easy to overlook the role players that do the dirty work and help the team win. One of those role players took center stage Friday evening. Sophomore running...

Goldsboro High-Ayden-Grifton box

Ayden-Grifton 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Goldsboro 7 19 7 0 -- 33 First quarter G -- Alston 58 punt return (Odom kick), 4:37 Second quarter G -- Curry 1 run (kick fail), 4:58 G -- Alston 72 punt...

State-ranked Fike boots Southern Wayne from state soccer playoffs

WILSON -- Wilson Fike showed why it is one of the top teams in the state and handed Southern Wayne a 5-1 loss on the soccer pitch Saturday night. The Golden Demons advanced to the third round of the N.C....

Friday's N.C. prep football scores

Albemarle 55, South Stanly 0 Alexander Central 21, Lenoir Hibriten 20 Anson County 48, Monroe Parkwood 7 Apex Middle Creek 42, Apex 31 Ashe County 28, East Wilkes 27 Asheville 48, Asheville Erwin 27 Asheville Reynolds 47, North Buncombe 21...

Eastern Wayne-North Lenoir box

Rosewood 7 14 0 6 -- 27 Princeton 0 6 0 0 -- 6 First quarter R -- Whitley 1 run (Harris kick) Second quarter R -- Wooten 15 run (Harris kick) P -- Craft 61 pass from Jacobs (kick...

C.B. Aycock-Southern Wayne box

Southern Wayne 14 7 21 7 -- 49 C.B. Aycock 0 6 0 12 -- 18 First quarter SW -- Cobb 3 run (Rodriguez kick), 4:16 SW -- Matthews 15 run (Rodriguez kick), :43 Second quarter CBA -- Willoughby 1...

E. Wayne clinches share of ECC football championship

LaGRANGE -- Victory is like fine wine. It's years in the making and moments in the tasting. This one took 32 years. Eastern Wayne secured a share of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference football championship with a 55-28 shellacking of...

Southern Wayne rolls over C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Bob Warren never doubted his team's ability. He just had to get his young players to believe in themselves. Suddenly full of confidence, Southern Wayne has the look of a dangerous team. The Saints rushed for 385 yards...

Friday, November 5, 2010

League title on the line tonight

After more than a month of blowouts, the Goldsboro High football team is focusing on the game that will decide whether or not its season was a success. Eric Reid's squad takes the field tonight with a 7-3 record and...

'Mr. Clyde' graciously shared life

Spending time with Mr. Clyde King was like falling into a history book -- with one slight difference. Mr. Clyde never bored you with dates, places and times. Mr. Clyde always enthralled his listeners with riveting tales about his travels...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

E. Wayne-N. Lenoir

In 2009, the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference football championship basically came down to a two-team race. It's been a little tougher this season. And Eastern Wayne remains in the mix. Despite a late-season hiccup against Southern Wayne just six days...

Carolina 1-A outlook

Four football teams in the Carolina 1-A Conference have spent the majority of the season knocking each other around, which has left Goldsboro and Ayden-Grifton to decide the regular-season championship. There's still plenty at stake for the other four teams....

NRYFL

Boys' soccer Southern Wayne 3, South Brunswick 2 (OT) * SOUTHPORT -- Jesus Rodriguez notched the game-winning goal in overtime and Southern Wayne upset Waccamaw champion South Brunswick, 3-2, in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A boys' soccer playoffs...

Rosewood-Camden soccer

The margin of error between Rosewood and Camden County, two fairly-even teams, was definitely slim Wednesday evening. And one critical defensive miscue favored the Bears. Ryan Wuerker notched the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute and Camden upended Rosewood 2-1...

Aycock column

I remember walking on to the practice field at Charles B. Aycock prior to the start of the season and noticing the expectations were as heavy as the sweltering mid-August heat. The Golden Falcons were coming off a 10-3 season...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

CBA-Fike tennis box

2010 N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A Dual-Team Playoffs (at C.B. Aycock HS, Pikeville) Wilson Fike 5 C.B. Aycock 1 Singles: No. 1 Mallory Short (F) d. Abbey Strickland 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Meredith Pruden (F) d. Katie Gurley 6-0,...

Baseball icon King passes away

Clyde King, a gentleman who graciously shared his passion for baseball and life with those young and old, died peacefully Tuesday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital with his family at his bedside. He was 86. King is survived by his...

West Brunswick West Brunswick shuts down Aycock, 1-0

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock has to be growing tired of this horror movie. Scottie Melvin scored off a throw-in in the 71st minute as West Brunswick slipped past the Golden Falcons 1-0 on Tuesday night in the first round...

Clyde King remembered

A friend, father, husband and ambassador to life and the game of baseball, Clyde King touched many lives during travels and speeches. Here are just a few memories of King from area coaches and members of the baseball community: *...

Raleigh Charter ousts Spring Creek, 2-0

SEVEN SPRINGS -- There will be no storybook run through the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A boys' soccer playoffs this season for Spring Creek. One year removed from a trip to the 1-A eastern regional championship game, the Gators...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' tennis Greene Central 6, Cedar Ridge 3 * HILLSBOROUGH -- Greene Central swept the doubles matches and turned back Cedar Ridge, 6-3, in quarterfinal-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A dual-team playoffs on Tuesday evening....

No.7-ranked Golden Demons push Golden Falcons out of postseason

PIKEVILLE -- Two for two. One week after eliminating Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference champion Eastern Wayne from the N.C. High School Athletic Association dual-team tennis playoffs, Wilson Fike ousted the ECC runner-up on a cool, breezy Tuesday afternoon. The No....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Local digest

Girls' golf Simmons tied for sixth * SOUTHERN PINES -- Charles B. Aycock sophomore Tara Simmons is tied for sixth overall after opening-round play of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A/2-A/3-A girls' golf championships. Simmons, the East champion, carded...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Britt, Johnson make top 10

BURGAW -- Friendly rivals Nick Britt and Bryan Johnson will continue their season-long duel one final time next Saturday. The two outstanding distance runners have qualified for the season-ending, N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A boys' cross country...

Eagle freshman takes charge at No. 2 singles

WILSON -- Faith Sutton anticipated a semifinal-round exit from the 2010 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A girls' tennis tournament Saturday afternoon. The Wayne Christian freshman surpassed her expectations. And emerged a state champion. Sutton dumped top-seeded Kayla Revelle of...

Prep football notebook: James Kenan offense starting to find its groove

Those disappointing four consecutive losses during midseason play were just bumps in the road for playoff-bound James Kenan. The Tigers have been getting the breaks lately on defense and they've found a formidable 1-2 punch on offense -- junior quarterback...

Neuse River Football

Neuse River Youth Football League * Boys & Girls Club Cougars 31, C.B. Aycock Little Falcons 13: The Cougars' Jykeis McLean rushed for more than 200 yards for the second consecutive game this season and scored three touchdowns. Jayden Cooper...