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Friday, December 31, 2010

Southern Wayne runs by Goldsboro boys

Southern Wayne turned up its full-court pressure, got the track meet it wanted and nearly ran Goldsboro out of its own gym. The Saints used a 20-2 run in the third quarter to break open a tight ballgame and cruised...

Rosewood downs CB Aycock boys

Rosewood head coach Daniel Mitchell wanted to change the pace of the game early in the second quarter on Thursday night. The veteran head man instructed his players to step up the pressure on defense with a full-court zone press....

Prep basketball boxes

Boys C.B. Aycock 12 15 15 15 -- 57 Rosewood 12 27 15 14 -- 68 C.B. AYCOCK (1-11) Hunter Dentzer 0 1 6-6 9, Brandon Winford 3 0 5-8 11, Randal Fulghum 2 2 2-2 12, Cameron Rowe 2...

Local digest

Boys' basketball Princeton 86, South Creek 36 * ROBERSONVILLE -- Ben Jacobs captured tournament Most Valuable Player honors as Princeton won the South Creek Holiday Tournament championship on Thursday. The Dawgs beat their hosts 86-36, behind a 35-point, 23-rebound night...

Mount Olive men fall in OT, Women prevail

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive rallied from a 13-point deficit to go on top in the final minute, but nationally fifth-ranked Augusta State scored the last four points of regulation and the first seven points of overtime...

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Local digest

Boys' basketball Princeton 86, Creswell 47 * ROBERSONVILLE -- Ben Jacobs scored 32 points to go with 15 rebounds and four assists as Princeton rolled past Creswell 86-47 on Wednesday night in the Cougar Holiday Classic at South Creek High...

Goldsboro boys hold of E. Wayne

It was not a classic. But the Goldsboro Cougars still put on a pretty good show. Goldsboro finally got to take the floor after two days worth of postponements and held off county rival Eastern Wayne 62-55 on Wednesday night....

Goldsboro girls cruise past Eastern Wayne

Shorthanded Eastern Wayne managed to hang around for a half. Goldsboro needed fewer than six minutes to put the Warriors away. The Cougars led 17-12 at halftime and opened the third quarter on a 16-0 run to break the game...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Eastern Wayne 17 11 11 16 -- 55 Goldsboro 19 17 11 15 -- 62 EASTERN WAYNE (7-4) Lamar Best 4 1 4-6 15, Brandon Williams 0 0 0-2 0, Lee Atkinson 6 1 0-0 15, Javon Darden 2...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cougar Classic cancelled

Goldsboro High School head basketball coach Patrick Reynell wanted to start a holiday tournament that would feature the best basketball that Wayne County had to offer. Mother Nature had other ideas. The Cougar Classic, which was originally scheduled for...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cougar Classic postponed

Potential roadway problems and refreezing has caused the games scheduled for today at the Cougar Classic basketball tournament to be postponed according to Goldsboro High School Athletic Director Eric Reid. Reid was not sure if the games would be made...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Goldsboro Holiday Classic postponed

Opening day of the 2010 Goldsboro Holiday Classic has been postponed due to snow. The two-day, four-team event will tip off Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. inside Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on the Goldsboro High campus. Southern Wayne's girls start...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Outdoors gifts

There is officially one day left to finish Christmas shopping. No doubt the harshness of that reality has set in among more than a few last-minute gift buyers today. It's a good thing there are several great gift ideas for...

Andrew -- Mike Vick column

No position in sports personifies the importance of decision making like the quarterback. No player in the NFL is a walking testimony of the importance of decision making like Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick. Vick, a former Pro Bowl quarterback...

OUTDOORS -- Mike Marsh

While I hunt all species of game animals and birds in North Carolina, I have a special fondness for small game mammals. For me, the biggest trophy in the small game department is the fox squirrel. A hunt for a...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Quillen, Behrend set the tempo for fellow Rosewood wrestlers

Returning state placers Nick Quillen and Zach Behrend played the aggressor from the opening whistle, and turned in efficient performances against Greene Central on Wednesday. Their Rosewood teammates followed their lead. The Eagles emerged victorious in all eight individual matches...

Rosewood - Greene Central wrestling

Rosewood, the reigning 1-A east dual-team champion, played host to Greene Central on Wednesday evening. The Eagles emerged victorious in all contested matches against the short-handed Rams....

MOC ranked No. 7 in preseason Collegiate Baseball Division II poll

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Perennial powerhouse Mount Olive College is ranked No. 7 in the 2011 Collegiate Baseball Division II preseason top 40 poll. The Trojans earned a top-10 ranking for the third time in the past four...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

South Johnston girls defeat Princeton in title game

PRINCETON -- South Johnston shot well from the field throughout its 62-34 win over Princeton in the championship game of the Bulldog Holiday Tournament on Tuesday night. South Johnston dominated the paint en route to a 16-9 lead after...

Spring Creek girls notch second win of season

PRINCETON -- Spring Creek held strong in the final moments and bested KIPP Pride 36-34 in the consolation game of the Bulldog Holiday Tournament at Princeton High School on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman guard Morgan Stancil paced the Gators with...

Gators' Thomas torches KIPP for career-best 43 points

PRINCETON -- All-tournament team selection Deshar Thomas lit it up from beyond the three-point arc and Spring Creek bested Kipp Pride in the consolation game of the Bulldog Holiday Tournament at Princeton High School. Thomas scored a career-high 43...

Tuesday's prep basketball boxes

BOYS Goldsboro 9 16 2 15 -- 42 C.B. Aycock 6 6 17 7 -- 36 GOLDSBORO (6-3) Corteiz Sprangle 1 0 3-7 5, Devonte White 2 0 2-3 6, Devion Newkirk 0 0 1-2 1, Robert Kornegay 2 1...

Southern Wayne boys top South Brunswick

KENANSVILLE -- Southern Wayne turned back South Brunswick, 53-29, in consolation-round play during the Wallace-Rose Hill Christmas Invitational at Kenansville Memorial Auditorium. The Saints (8-2 overall) play the host Bulldogs today. No scoring details were submitted....

Unbeaten Dogs roll past county foe South Johnston ... again

PRINCETON -- It was the Bulldogs' party. And they firmly kept the spotlight turned on themselves. Princeton used another stellar performance from Ben Jacobs to rout South Johnston 67-48 in the championship game of the Bulldog Christmas Tournament on Tuesday...

Cougar boys weather fourth-quarter rally

PIKEVILLE -- Up 13 points at halftime, Goldsboro appeared ready to celebrate Christmas a little early. The Cougars nearly gift-wrapped a win for Charles B. Aycock, instead. Goldsboro overcame the Golden Falcons' 16-0 third-quarter run and forced enough fourth-quarter turnovers...

Golden Falcon girls slip past Goldsboro

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock withstood Goldsboro's 10-4 run late in the third quarter and held on for a 36-30, non-conference win on Tuesday night. The Cougars trailed 18-12 at the half, but used a 10-4 run to tie...

Aycock - Goldsboro wrestling

Charles B. Aycock's Travion Lewis (blue uniform) works against Goldsboro's Ricky Castillo in their 215-pound match Tuesday evening. Lewis pinned Castillo in 1 minute, 50 seconds. Then, C.B. Aycock heavyweight Jorge Flores (blue uniform) battles Goldsboro's Eli Slater for control...

Goldsboro-C.B. Aycock wrestling box

C.B. Aycock 59 Goldsboro 18 215 -- Travion Lewis (CBA) wbf Ricky Castillo, 1:50; Hwt -- Jorge Flores (CBA) wbf Elijah Slater, 4:41; 103 -- Nick Jones (CBA) by forfeit; 112 -- Augustus Altman (G) wbf Jamar Owens, 1:23; 119...

C.B. Aycock matmen stick Goldsboro

Charles B. Aycock got the confident boost it needed. Goldsboro continued to experience growing pains. Coming off an uncharacteristic poor outing just three days ago, the Golden Falcons put a weekend practice to good use against their county rival Tuesday...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Swimming

Goldsboro's 200 freestyle relay established a new meet record during the Southeastern Interscholastic Swimming Championships contested Saturday at B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y. The quartet of Darion Marks, Timmy Vick, Logan Cole and Travis Paul touched...

Tuesday preps

Girls' basketball Princeton 41, KIPP Pride 16 * PRINCETON -- Savanna Massengill recorded a double-double by halftime, and Princeton throttled KIPP Pride, 41-16, in opening-round action of the 2010 Princeton Holiday Classic on Monday evening. Massengill, a freshman, logged 19...

Princeton - KIPP boys

PRINCETON -- Even perfection needs perfecting sometimes. Unbeaten Princeton overcame a season-high 29 turnovers and several defensive lapses in an 80-58 rout of KIPP Pride on opening day of the 2010 Princeton Holiday Classic. The Bulldogs (10-0 overall) oppose county...

South Johnston - S.Creek boys

PRINCETON -- South Johnston opened a double-digit lead early in the second quarter and held off a third quarter rally by Spring Creek en route to a 61-53 victory in the opening round of the Princeton Holiday Classic on Monday...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday preps

Girls' basketball C.B. Aycock 36, South Johnston 34 * FOUR OAKS -- C.B. Aycock got two critical 3-pointers from Imari Howell and held off a strong South Johnston squad 36-34 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' basketball scene. Howell...

Rosewood in EW Quad

Chris Lane, Nick Quillen, Zach Behrend, Josh Pipkin and Taylor McGill all fashioned 5-0 worksheets for perennial 1-A wrestling power Rosewood, which emerged the lone perfect team during a non-conference, dual meet contested at Eastern Wayne. The Eagles (11-1 overall)...

CBA in EW Quad

Returning starter David Romo compiled a 5-0 worksheet and Charles B. Aycock recorded a disappointing, 2-3 team record during a non-conference, dual wrestling meet hosted by Eastern Wayne. "Romo achieved his season goal of reaching the 119-pound weight class," said...

Monday column -- Rudy

Penn State's march to its fourth consecutive NCAA Division I women's volleyball championship epitomized teamwork this season. Four All-Americans graduated from the program over the past two seasons. Those key losses left many coaches thinking the door could be open...

EW in EW Quad

Eastern Wayne heavyweight Blake Terrell and 152-pounder Quadrick Williams each posted 4-0 records during a seven-team, non-conference wrestling meet hosted by the Warriors. Terrell pinned two opponents and received two forfeits for Eastern Wayne, which finished 2-2 on the night....

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Lejeune 13 13 11 14 -- 51 Rosewood 10 14 9 16 -- 49 LEJEUNE Nick Cruz 1 1 0-0 5, Kyle Ford 1 2 0-0 8, Craig Wilson 5 1 8-9 21, Gaven Allen 4 0 0-4 8,...

Rosewood edged by LeJeune

Eager to see how his team would respond to a 30-point loss at Lejeune on Tuesday night, Rosewood head coach Daniel Mitchell got just the type of effort he was looking for. The Eagles erased a six-point deficit early in...

Local digest

Boys' basketball Southern Wayne 82, Cleveland 50 * CLAYTON -- Southern Wayne improved to 2-0 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play with an 82-50 win at Cleveland on Friday night. Carlos Council and Bernard Gross both scored 14 points for...

MOC women fall to CSU

SAVANNAH, GA. -- Shequanta McGee led four players in double figures with 16 points, but Mount Olive was unable to overcome an early scoring run as the Trojans fell to Columbus State 75-64 in day two of the 2010 Hampton...

Hunt boys too much for Eastern Wayne

Wilson Hunt's advantage was clear in pregame warmups. The visitors were much taller than the homestanding Eastern Wayne squad. Hunt used their forward depth to full advantage and walked off with a 76-48 non-conference victory on Friday night. Hunt swept...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Area preps digest

Wachovia Conference Cup Rosewood leads Carolina 1-A CHAPEL HILL -- Rosewood defended its regular-season volleyball championship, finished second in men's soccer and grabbed the overall lead in the Carolina 1-A Conference Wachovia Conference Cup after the fall sports campaign. The...

Mount Olive men defeat Virginia Union in overtime

MOC Sports Information AIKEN, S.C. -- Derek Staton drained a free throw with seven seconds left in overtime, and Mount Olive College upended No. 23-ranked Virginia Union, 79-76, on day one of the 2010 ConocoPhillips/Quality Energy Services Classic. The Trojans,...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Senior project work done, Connolly shines in pool

Another key phase of the senior project is done. Now, it's back to the pool for Bryce Connolly. The Charles B. Aycock standout claimed two individual victories and swam legs on two winning relay teams during a nine-team meet at...

Swim meet agate

Results from a 10-team meet contested Tuesday evening at the B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y: BOYS Team scores 1. Triton 111 2. Goldsboro High School 101 3. Southern Wayne 77 4. C.B. Aycock 67 5. Clinton 66...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball C.B. Aycock 47, North Lenoir 23 * PIKEVILLE -- C.B. Aycock overcame a slow first quarter and battered Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival North Lenoir 47-23 on Tuesday night. The Golden Falcons played smart defense and jumped out...

prep basketball boxes

BOYS Cleveland 8 6 16 22 -- 52 Eastern Wayne 10 11 22 14 -- 57 CLEVELAND (1-8, 0-2 ECC) Cetan Merzlak 2 0 0-0 4, Gilbert King 4 1 1-1 12, Jesse Olmstead 1 1 6-6 11, Cole Simmons...

Cole, Marks and Paul combine for six individual victories

Travis Paul watched the walls. Darion Marks gave a little extra push. Logan Cole relished the "practice" time. The trio of Goldsboro High swimmers combined to claim six individual events and two of three relays during a 10-team swim meet...

CBA matmen pin Rams

CLAYTON -- Charles B. Aycock began defense of its Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season, dual-team wrestling championship with a 51-24 rout of Cleveland on Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons (6-3 overall) won 10 individual bouts and snapped a two-match...

Missed free throws sink Golden Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- The only stat that matters in a game is usually the final score. Not so, for Charles B. Aycock head coach Steve Moats. Moats watched as his Golden Falcons continually struggled at the free throw line and saw...

Eastern Wayne eases past ECC foe Cleveland

As the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference schedule begins to heat up, Eastern Wayne appears to be finding its stride. The Warriors built a 19-point fourth quarter lead and held on for a 57-52 victory over league newcomer Cleveland on Tuesday...

CBA-Cleveland wrestling boxscore

C.B. Aycock 51 Cleveland 24 103 -- Nick Jones (CBA) maj. dec. Derrick Applewhite, 16-7; 112 -- Delaney Ahola (C) by forfeit; 119 -- Dakota Hill (C) wbf Jordan Bailey; 125 -- David Romo (CBA) wbf Josiah Evans; 130 --...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WCDS takes down Harells Academy

Was it the pre-game dive across the floor? Or the backdoor cut? Perhaps both scenarios provided a little motivation for Wayne Country Day on Monday evening. And once the Chargers grabbed the lead, they romped to a 75-60, non-conference victory...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Southern Nash 17 7 16 13 -- 53 Goldsboro 23 11 12 15 -- 61 SOUTHERN NASH Zach Parris 1 0-0 2, Desmon Jackson 2 1 0-0 7, Jonte Hunter 1 0 0-0 2, Marcus Hicks 5 0 6-8...

Local digest

Girls' basketball Goldsboro 59, Southern Nash 42 * Goldsboro closed the second quarter on an 8-0 run and never looked back in a 59-42, non-conference win over Southern Nash inside Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on Monday evening. The Cougars scored...

Goldsboro drops Southern Nash

It's difficult to say what Goldsboro head coach Patrick Reynell's biggest nemesis is right now. It could be either the cold he's been fighting or finding a solution to his team's struggles against zone defenses. The Cougars saw a 10-point...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Duo sparks Rosewood

Rosewood achieved its goal. Nick Quillen and Zach Behrend each fulfilled a mission. The Eagles finished fourth overall in the highly-competitive 15th Eagle Invitational, while Quillen and Behrend claimed gold in their respective weight classes on Saturday evening. Quillen pinned...

Playing sports on any level is a privilege, not an entitlement

A short, disturbing moment brought to light the selfishness that's surfaced in high school sports over the past couple of seasons. Toward the end of a recent basketball game, one head coach called a substitution timeout to get his reserves...

Nine wrestlers protect No. 1 seeds

Nine wrestlers defended their No. 1 seed. Millbrook lived up to expectations. The Wildcats had just two individual champions, but earned valuable points in wrestle-back competition and claimed the 15th Eagle Invitational team championship with a 204.5-196 triump over Dixon...

Rosewood High School wrestling

Rosewood High School played host to the 15th annual Eagle Invitational on Saturday. More than 200 wrestlers from 21 teams battled for 14 individual championships. The Eagles' Nick Quillen and Zach Behrend each claimed a gold medal. Wrestlers from Charles...

Local Preps Digest

Boys' basketball Wayne Country Day 76, Freedom Christian 66 * Josh Gregory led the Chargers with 27 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. Tyson Pearson provided 24 points. Brandon McCarter finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Wayne...

Warriors get good tests

A good measuring stick. And a scary afternoon, too. Eastern Wayne's Austin Helm emerged the runner-up at 125 pounds and 140-pounder Nolan Kirkwood shared third-place honors during the 15th Eagle Invitational contested Saturday at Rosewood High School. "Nolan and Austin...

CBA's youngsters grow

The young ones are growing up. Three Charles B. Aycock grapplers earned medals, including first-year starter Nick Jones, and placed ninth overall as a team during the 15th Eagle Invitational contested Saturday at Rosewood High School. Jones claimed three straight...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weekend preps digest

JV sports * Boys' basketball: Goldsboro 62, Southern Wayne 41 -- Quavis Holloman led three Cougars in double figures with 14 points in the Cougars' non-conference road win. Shahim Muhammad and Kerron Howell provided 13 and 10 points, respectively....

Wayne Christian girls end three-game losing streak

Wayne Christian's Carly Hightower and Courtney Barrow each hit a pair of crucial free throws in the final minute to preserve a 46-44 win over Crossroads Christian on Friday evening. The Eagles (2-4 overall) snapped a three-game losing streak....

Wayne Christian boys pick up CCC win at home

Wayne Christian got a big effort from Chase King and defeated Carolina Christian 1-A foe Crossroads Christian, 55-49, on Friday evening. King led the Eagles with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Mooring finished with 11 points and seven...

Spring Creek boys upend Midway

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek used an 8-0, third-quarter run to turn back Midway, 51-41, on Friday evening. The Gators were paced by Deshar Thomas' 20-point effort. Thomas made five free throws in the final two minutes to seal...

Rosewood boys cruise past Lakewood

ROSEBORO -- Unbeaten Rosewood stopped Lakewood, 63-53, on Friday evening. Cody Harris paced the Rosewood offense with 18 points. Antonio Henriquez chipped in 16 points and Jacquez Raynor finished with nine points. The Eagles (6-0 overall) entertain Lejeune on...

Jacobs has another double-double for unbeaten Dogs

KENLY -- Princeton came out firing on all cylinders from the opening tip and overwhelmed North Johnston, 90-59, on Friday night. Ben Jacobs continued his stellar start to the season with 27 points and 15 rebounds. C.J. Jeffries added...

Allen leads MOC's second-half charge on road

MOC Sports Information RALEIGH -- Brandon Allen's go-ahead 3-pointer sparked Mount Olive College to a come-from-behind, 62-58 victory over in-state rival St. Augustine's on Saturday afternoon. Allen pumped in 18 points for the Trojans, who rebounded from their first loss...

North Duplin boys snap two-game skid

CALYPSO -- Start with some red-hot outside shooting. Add some stingy defense. Finish with a balanced offensive attack. Those ingredients make up a blowout. North Duplin held Hobbton in check long enough to build a double-digit lead in the game's...

Friday's prep boxes

BOYS Goldsboro 17 18 10 11 -- 56 Southern Wayne 16 25 10 19 -- 70 GOLDSBORO (3-2) Jalin Sprueill 0 0 0-0 0, Corteiz Sprangle 0 0 0-0 0, Devonte White 1 1 3-4 8, Moses Ramsey 1 2...

North Duplin girls fall to Hobbton

CALYPSO -- North Duplin never got its offense going in a 28-17 non-conference loss against Hobbton on Friday night.The Rebels were held to five points or less in each quarter. Jessica Jones paced the North Duplin offense with 11...

News-Argus Offensive Player of the Year -- EW's Lamar Best

The premise was simple for the Eastern Wayne football team this fall. Give the ball to Lamar Best and good things will happen. Best wore many hats throughout the season for the Warriors and whether he lined up at running...

News-Argus Defensive Player of the Year -- Cougars' Jarran Reed

Jarran Reed plays football with a wisdom and maturity that makes him as much of a force on the field as his size and speed do. A workout warrior and film room junkie, Reed spends as much time sharpening his...

Cash, Yelverton lead Golden Falcons in indoor track

ERWIN -- Treseon Cash emerged victorious in the 55-meter hurdles and Jackson Yelverton claimed the 1,000-meter run during a five-team, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet contested at Triton High School. Cash crossed the line first in 9.25 seconds, finished...

Safford scores ace at Goldsboro Municipal GC

Doug Safford recently recorded his second career hole-in-one while playing at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Safford aced the par-3, No. 12 hole with an 8-iron from 147 yards. William "Deano" Jetto, Melvin "Bud" Lee and John "Tom" Britt witnessed...

Cougar girls withstand late SW rally

DUDLEY -- Tiffany Thompson and Kasheika Wallace each drained a crucial free throw in the final 23.6 seconds, and Goldsboro escaped county rival Southern Wayne, 39-38. The Cougars (4-1 overall) led 35-23 with 3:31 left in the fourth quarter....

Atkinson scores 16 in EW road victory

FOUR OAKS -- Eastern Wayne used some tight defense to slow down the normally-potent South Johnston offense en route to a 50-37 victory on Friday night. It was the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opener for both teams. Lee Atkinson...

Unbeaten Triton defeats CBA boys

ERWIN -- Triton continued its hot start with a 71-51 win over C.B. Aycock on Friday night. The Hawks improved to 6-0 overall with the victory and 1-0 in ECC play. Brandon Winford paced the Golden Falcons with 20...

Southern Wayne boys pull away from Goldsboro

DUDLEY -- First impressions can be a little misleading. It's a good thing Russell Stephens didn't get bluffed. Stephens scouted Goldsboro on Tuesday and walked away from Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium knowing he hadn't seen the perennial powerhouse play its...

Faith Christian girls fall to Neuse Christian

Faith Christian never got the timely basket it needed in the fourth quarter in a 29-25 loss to Neuse Christian on Friday night. The Conquerors were led by Katie Watson's 11-point outburst. Christina Powell added five points. Faith Christian...

News-Argus Coach of the Year -- EW's Bubba Williams

On paper and according to preseason predictions, Eastern Wayne appeared a likely candidate to finish at the bottom of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference in football. After all, the Warriors won just one game in 2009. And question marks surrounded...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Local digest

Wayne Country Day's Ama Zabarcea, Oliver Reimer and Thomas Elmore each recorded a pair of top-five finishes during a four-team, swim meet contested at the B.G. Darden Natatorium on Thursday evening. Zabarcea finished fifth in the girls' 50 freestyle...

LOCAL OPINION: Heisman Choice is Important

Most men, myself included, are born with the innate belief that we can fix anything or come up with a fail-proof solution to any problem. I'm resigned to the fact the 2010 Heisman Trophy race is not one of those...

Wrestlers set for Eagle Invitational

Five conference team champions. One state runner-up team. Six 2010 dual-team state qualifiers. More than 200 wrestlers. Put all those aforementioned facts together and you have a "capsule" view of the 15th annual Eagle Invitational, one of eastern North Carolina's...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Local Preps Digest

Boys' basketball Southern Wayne 79, Jones Senior 43 * TRENTON -- Southern Wayne earned its second victory over Jones Senior in less than a week with a 79-43 win on Wednesday night. Carlos Council contributed 14 points and Tony Smith...

Rosewood boys fend off North Johnston

A fourth-quarter surge kept Rosewood unbeaten on the varsity boys' basketball scene this season, but the outcome concerned seventh-year head coach Daniel Mitchell. The Eagles (5-0 overall) appeared over- confident in the opening quarter, endured a third-quarter offensive lull and...

Rosewood-North Johnston box scores

BOYS North Johnston 10 8 6 9 -- 33 Rosewood 10 12 5 15 -- 42 NORTH JOHNSTON (2-4) Malik Adams 0 0 0-0 0, Kevin Moore 0 0 2-2 2, Jacquese Alston 1 0 0-0 2, Wesley Mangum 0...

C.B. Aycock vs. Rocky Mount, Southern Nash wrestling box score

Rocky Mount 45 C.B. Aycock 30 103 -- Mason Holt (RM) wbf Nick Jones; 112 -- Sidoraya Petway (RM) wbf Jamar Owens; 119 -- Adam McRae (RM) wbf Jordan Bailey; 125 -- David Romo (CBA) dec. Rayshawn Elliott, 5-1; 130...

Southern Nash rallies past C.B. Aycock

BAILEY -- Southern Nash recorded three falls in the final three individual bouts and turned back Charles B. Aycock, 36-33, during a non-conference, wrestling match Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons (5-3 overall) seized a 15-point lead with four consecutive...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday preps

Boys' basketball Princeton 77, Midway 37 * PRINCETON -- Princeton built a 30-point halftime lead and cruised to a 77-37, non-conference victory over Midway on Tuesday night. Ben Jacobs led the Bulldogs with 22 points. Austin Jacobs contributed 13 points,...

Charles B. Aycock falls to Northern Nash

PIKEVILLE -- Brandon Winford did everything he could to keep Charles B. Aycock in the game against Northern Nash on Tuesday night. Winford's 19-point, nine-rebound effort was not enough. The Knights came out firing and held off a late surge...

North Lenoir deals Goldsboro first loss

Trailing by nine points on the road midway through the third quarter, North Lenoir appeared to be on its way to becoming Goldsboro's latest victim. The Hawks displayed poise in the clutch, got key defensive stops and made big baskets...

Rosewood wrestling

JACKSONVILLE -- Taylor McGill earned the match-clinching pin at 215 pounds and Rosewood escaped Northside, 39-37, in a non-conference wrestling match Tuesday evening. Trailing 34-21, the Eagles went to work down the stretch. Josh Pipkin (160 pounds) secured a...

Eastern Wayne controls the boards

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The junk defenses worked. Spring Creek forgot to swipe the boards, though. Eastern Wayne averaged four-plus offensive rebounds a quarter and escaped with a 63-58, non-conference victory Tuesday evening at "The Swamp." The Gators used box-and-one and...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Aycock boys present Moats with first coaching victory

PIKEVILLE -- The wait is over. Steve Moats finally has his first win with Charles B. Aycock. Senior center Brandon Winford posted a double-double -- 18 points, 16 rebounds -- in the Golden Falcons' 51-39, non-conference victory over North Johnston...

Tuesday preps

Boys' basketball Faith Christian 60, Hilltop Christian 39 * FUQUAY VARINA -- Faith Christian put away Hilltop Christian with a 21-0 run in the third quarter and improved to 5-3 overall on Monday. Aaron Hill led the Conquerors with 16...

Aycock girls ease past Panthers

PIKEVILLE -- A lesson learned. Charles B. Aycock kept its composure in the final critical minutes against North Johnston, and triumphed 52-48 on the varsity girls' basketball scene Monday evening. Imari Howell paced the Golden Falcons' attack with a double-double...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Slap on the wrist keeps Auburn in BCS title chase

Wonder if that slap on the wrist really stung Auburn? And can you imagine the reaction the swift movement from the NCAA on the Cam Newton case irritated Southern California and North Carolina? College sports' top-governing body ruled Newton ineligible...

Rosewood's Pipkin, Behrend take individual titles at Pierce-Davis

From staff reports TARBORO -- Josh Pipkin and Zach Behrend each claimed an individual championship and Rosewood ended up third overall as a team in the annual Pierce-Davis Memorial contested Saturday at Tarboro High School. The No. 1 seed, Pipkin started...

Short-handed CBA grapplers struggle

TARBORO -- Charles B. Aycock grapplers Zeb Darden and Aaron Pate each recorded third-place finishes during the annual Pierce-Davis Memorial contested Saturday at Tarboro High School. Darden, the No. 2 seed at 140 pounds, lost to eventual tournament champion...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Goldsboro 43, C.B. Aycock 39 Stay focused. Pick it up. Be more aggressive. Goldsboro's girls finally got LaTina Bullock-Davis' message during the latter stages of their come-from-behind, 43-39 triumph over county rival Charles B. Aycock inside Norvell T....

Saints run past Trojans

DUDLEY -- With a week to stew over a home loss to Pine Forest, Southern Wayne head coach Russell Stephens challenged his team to make a defensive statement against Jones Senior. The Saints responded by forcing turnovers in a 17-0...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS South Lenoir 9 21 15 19 -- 64 Spring Creek 16 21 16 7 -- 60 SOUTH LENOIR Spencer Harrison 1 1 0-0 5, D.J. Dove 2 0 1-3 5, Aaron Davis 1 0 1-3 3, Ty Kennedy 6...

Lead slips away for Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The center position is not normally where the best clutch shooters make a name for themselves. Khadra Hooker was the exception on Friday night. The burly South Lenoir big man scored six crucial points in the final...

Injury-riddled Trojans can't overcome Saints

MOUNT OLIVE -- With only eight players dressed due to injury, Mount Olive head coach Joey Higginbotham knew that his team would be in for a stiff test against Conference Carolinas rival Limestone college on Saturday night. The Saints...

Mount Olive women defeat Limestone

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive unwillingly pieced together its second Conference Carolinas victory on Saturday evening. The Trojans survived two scoring droughts, and upended Limestone (S.C.) 67-56 inside Kornegay Arena. The Saints (4-2) endured their first league loss of the...

Cougars turn up defense to down Falcons

The casual observer who sees the final score between county boys' basketball rivals Goldsboro and Charles B. Aycock would think the Cougars had an easy time Friday. That's not the case. This one was close until the fourth quarter. Goldsboro...

Friday, December 3, 2010

C.B. Aycock-Greene Central box scores

BOYS Greene Central 12 21 14 19 -- 66 C.B. Aycock 10 14 13 21 -- 58 GREENE CENTRAL (4-0) Kelsey Dixon 5 0 5-11 15, Kevonte Speight 3 0 3-3 9, Bobby Waters 2 2 6-8 16, Malcolm Dawson...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball C.B. Aycock 43, Greene Central 38 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock overcame a slow start and dispatched Greene Central 43-38 on Thursday night. The Golden Falcons completed a regular-season sweep of the Rams. Six early points from...

Rams survive, stay unbeaten in boys' play

PIKEVILLE -- Greene Central overcame a frigid shooting performance from behind the 3-point arc and a significant second-quarter lapse during its 66-58, non-conference win over Charles B. Aycock on Thursday evening. The Rams completed the regular-season sweep of the Golden...

Stevens: What Price do kids pay in winter?

A former high school athlete, I understand that teenagers can be taught as many valuable lessons through sports as they can in the classroom. However, lately I've been questioning exactly what today's high school athlete is being taught. What price...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Prep swimming

Connolly swam the anchor leg on the Golden Falcons' 200 medley relay, which finished second behind Clinton. Savannah Sauls, Kylie Robertson and Taylor Bradshaw dueled on the first three legs for Aycock, which logged a time of 2:15.43. Hobbs, the...

Thursday preps

Boys' basketball Princeton 78, Midway 40 * SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Princeton opened up a double-digit advantage in the first quarter and never looked back in a 78-40, non-conference win over Midway on Wednesday night. The Dawgs led 25-8 after one...

Rosewood-SJ wrestling

Rosewood (4-1 overall) returns to action Saturday in the annual Pierce-Davis Memorial. The day-long, individual tournament starts at 9 a.m. and is hosted by Tarboro High School....

Rosewood-S. Johnston wrestling box

Rosewood 63 South Johnston 15 140 -- Ross Kelly (R) by forfeit; 145 -- Tyler Dean (R) by forfeit; 152 -- Bradley Mills (R) wbf Eric Davidson, 4:38; 160 -- Josh Pipkin (R) wbf John Accashian, 1:21; 171 -- Adam...

ECC swimming agate

Results from Tuesday's swim meet contested at the B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y: GIRLS Team scores Clinton 131 C.B. Aycock 89 Triton 86 South Johnston 62 Eastern Wayne 54 Cleveland 35 Midway 16 Southern Wayne 8 Rosewood...

Correction

Information emailed to the News-Argus incorrectly listed the all-Eastern Carolina Conference boys' soccer players for Eastern Wayne, which appeared in Wednesday's sports section. Kyle Sasser was inadvertently left of the list. Ryan Allison did not make the all-ECC team....

EW-Fike boys

Lee Atkinson continues to prove the transition to varsity basketball doesn't have to last very long. The sophomore guard scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half of Eastern Wayne's 58-52, non-conference victory over Wilson Fike on Wednesday...

EW-Fike boxes

BOYS Wilson Fike 11 9 12 20 -- 52 Eastern Wayne 14 7 17 20 -- 58 WILSON FIKE Aaron Sessoms 1 0 0-0 2, Patrick Goliday 0 1 0-0 3, T.J. Hinnant 1 2 7-8 15, Josh King 5...

Cam Newton

Here's hoping the slap on Cecil Newton's wrist really stung. Then maybe he'll remember it next time he tries to sell a son to the highest bidder in college football. Most likely it didn't. Because the only punishment Cam Newton's...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WCDS-Cary Academy box scores

BOYS Cary Academy 9 14 13 15 -- 51 Wayne Country Day 10 11 16 13 -- 50 CARY ACADEMY Cameron Walton 7 2 0-1 20, Aaron Overton 1 0 0-0 2, Jared Sarnoff 1 3 0-0 11, Jeff Goettell...

Cougars turn back Jaguars

Every team goes through growing pains during early-season play. Goldsboro is no different, except it's winning games in which it struggles. The Cougars got points from eight different players en route to a 58-50, non-conference boys' basketball win over Rocky...

Local Preps Digest

Boys' basketball Eastern Wayne 59, Havelock 52 * Eastern Wayne picked up its first victory of the season with a 59-52 win over visiting Havelock on Tuesday night. Lee Atkinson led the Warriors with 23 points. Josiah Davis contributed 16...

WCDS girls escape in OT

Wayne Country Day's girls have their eyes set on another run at a state championship, and becoming a team capable of competing for the title starts now. The Chargers erased an 11-point third-quarter deficit and held on a for 45-41...

Goldsboro High School wrestling

Goldsboro High played host to its first dual-team wrestling match in 15 seasons Tuesday evening at Wayne Academy. The Cougars dropped a 39-36 decision to South Lenoir, which won the final two individual bouts to seal its comeback bid....

RM Prep- Goldsboro box score

BOYS RM Prep 12 13 9 16 -- 50 Goldsboro 12 11 14 21 -- 58 ROCKY MOUNT PREP (2-3) Quashun Coppedge 1 0 1-4 3, Jacob Barrett 2 1 1-3 8, Max Richardson 0 1 2-2 5, Jordan Bunting...

Cougar grapplers nearly pull off first win

A boisterous crowd in a sweltering, cracker box-style gymnasium witnessed one historical moment -- and almost a second -- at Wayne Academy on Tuesday evening. Goldsboro High played host to its first dual wrestling match in 15 years, and nearly...

Goldsboro-S. Lenoir wrestling box score

South Lenoir 39 Goldsboro 36 135 -- Kevin Taylor (G) by forfeit; 140 -- Jaret Grady (SL) wbf Shaquan Oliver; 145 -- Cannon Heath (SL) dec. Dakeem Holloway, 3-0; 152 -- Darrell Smithers (G) by DQ; 160 -- Jarrett Horne...

Trojan men upend archrival; Jackson paces Bulldog women

Barton Sports Information WILSON -- Another Barton-Mount Olive men's basketball classic was staged in the "Dog House" in front of some 1,500 fans on Tuesday night, and the visiting Trojans emerged with a hard-fought 71-66 Conference Carolinas victory. Mount Olive...

Golden Falcon matmen pin Rams, Demons

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock opened the home portion of its wrestling schedule with two victories in a three-team, non-conference battle Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons hammered Greene Central 66-18 and upended Wilson Fike 51-24. Aycock (5-1 overall) extended...