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Monday, January 31, 2011

MOC indoor track

MOC Sports Information CHAPEL HILL -- The Mount Olive College men's and women's track and field teams combined to set 19 school records during their season-opening, indoor meet contested at the University of North Carolina on Saturday. Freshman Decardo Cole,...

Eastern Wayne at Louisburg duals

LOUISBURG -- Five Eastern Wayne grapplers posted unbeaten individual records during a multi-team, dual meet contested Saturday at perennial powerhouse Louisburgh High School. The Warriors (16-10 overall) defeated Louisburg, Roanoke Rapids and Person County. Their only loss came against Wake...

Rosewood pins opponents at Durham Jordan

DURHAM -- Thanks to workman-like attitudes and strong teamwork, defending eastern 1-A dual-team champion Rosewood set the bar higher for future squads in its wrestling program. The Eagles defeated Raleigh Millbrook and host Durham Jordan, and established a new single-season,...

CBA triumphs at DH Conley duals

HOLLYWOOD -- Alex Edmonds drew a decisive forfeit at 152 pounds, and Charles B. Aycock edged host D.H. Conley 41-38 to finish unbeaten during a non-conference, quad wrestling meet Friday evening. The Golden Falcons (24-10 overall) triumphed against Big East...

Eddie Smith enjoys 25 years at Faith

The camera flashes illuminated the room from every angle and froze the image forever in time. Eddie Smith humbly smiled as his life stretched out before him in a quilt of faces who represented the very fabric of his existence....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

WCDS varsities drop CPIC contests at nemesis Greenfield

Courtesy Wilson Daily Times WILSON -- Greenfield School took control of the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference varsity boys' basketball race with a 63-52 win at home against Wayne Country Day on Friday night. The state-ranked Knights, playing in their...

Triton upends Eastern Wayne girls

ERWIN -- Triton kept Eastern Wayne from ever finding an offensive rhythm in a 51-26 rout on Thursday night. Tamiya Dortch paced the Warriors with nine points and three steals. Jasmine Benjamin, Brittany Scurlock and Brooke Doherty each added...

Saints girls hang on for ECC home win

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne weathered a late scoring-drought and hung on for a 40-30 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Cleveland on Friday night. The Saints led 35-22 midway through the third quarter before going scoreless for more...

Southern Wayne hammers Cleveland, keeps ECC lead

DUDLEY -- Tenacious, intense and relentless. Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference leader Southern Wayne turned in four quarters of textbook defense and routed league newcomer Cleveland 86-44 on Friday night. The Saints used full-court pressure to create turnovers, hounded ball handlers,...

Wayne Christian girls get Carolina Christian 1-A win

RALEIGH -- Four Wayne Christian players finished in double figures as the Eagles routed Trinity of Raleigh 46-21 on Friday night. Katie Isenhower led the way for Wayne Christian with 13 points and six rebounds. Carly Hightower added 11...

prep boxscores

BOYS Cleveland 9 16 10 9 -- 44 So. Wayne 19 31 26 10 -- 86 CLEVELAND (2-15, 1-7) Cetan Merzlak 1 0 0-0 2, Taiquan Dixon 1 0 0-0 2, Julian Reed 4 0 12-13 20, Gilbert King...

Princeton girls earn second straight league win

PRINCETON -- Spring Creek battled for four quarters, but it was not enough as Princeton broke away in the fourth quarter for a 55-37 win on Friday night. The victory kept the Dawgs ahead of the Gators in the...

No. 1-ranked Dogs avoid Gators' upset bid

PRINCETON -- Spring Creek had Princeton on the ropes. The Dawgs battled back in the fourth quarter and kept their undefeated season intact. Ben Jacobs finished one assist shy of a triple-double and No. 1-ranked Princeton claimed a 68-63 win...

Rosewood girls drop league game at Ayden-Grifton

AYDEN -- Kelsey Kornegay led Rosewood with eight points in a 59-29 loss at Carolina 1-A Conference rival Ayden-Grifton on Friday evening. Haley Mercer provided five points....

Limestone men sweep regular-season series

MOC Sports Information GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Freshman Dory Hines flirted with his first-ever, triple-double, but Mount Olive endured a 78-71 loss to Limestone College on the Conference Carolinas men's basketball scene Saturday. Hines, a Kinston High alum, recorded 16 points,...

Lassiter, Johnson lead Lady Cougars on road

CALYPSO -- North Duplin gave Goldsboro all it could handle for three quarters before falling to Goldsboro 42-29 on Friday night. Talaya Lassiter paced the Cougars' offense with 14 points. Brandy Johnson added 12 points in the win. Jessica...

Goldsboro starts hot, turns back North Duplin's boys

CALYPSO -- Goldsboro got off to a hot start and never looked back in a 77-55 win over North Duplin on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Friday night. The Cougars opened a 19-12 lead after one period and extended...

Mount Olive College spring teams ready for season openers

Past success and two preseason All-American selections has put early pressure on the Mount Olive College baseball team. The Trojans, who reached the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional last season, are picked to defend their regular-season Conference Carolinas title. No....

Trojan women rally, come up short on national TV

MOC Sports Information GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Mount Olive slashed an 18-point, second-half deficit to two points in the final 16 seconds, but Limestone held on for 74-68, nationally-televised Conference Carolinas basketball victory Saturday afternoon. CBS College Sports aired the Division...

Howell helps Golden Falcon girls emerge victorious in overtime

PIKEVILLE -- Imari Howell disappeared for three quarters. But, oh, what a return she made. A junior, Howell scored eight of her team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter and overtime combined, and sparked Charles B. Aycock to a 43-38...

Winford leads Aycock boys past South Johnston

PIKEVILLE -- Senior forward Brandon Winford pumped in a game-high 16 points, and Charles B. Aycock turned back South Johnston 42-33 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Friday evening. Winford grabbed five rebounds for the Golden Falcons, who rose...

Rosewood boys fall to Ayden-Grifton

AYDEN -- Rosewood struggled to find a rhythm offensively in a 47-32 loss at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Friday night. Antonio Henriques led the Eagles with eight points. Shane Whitley provided six points and Dee Mabry had...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Decision to move has paid off Princeton's senior standout

Ben Jacobs has only been at Princeton since the beginning of the school year, but he is already feeling right at home. Always the object of the loudest ovation during the announcement of the starting lineups, Jacobs has become accustomed...

Local Preps Digest

Boys' basketball Southern Wayne 61, South Johnston 38 * FOUR OAKS -- Southern Wayne rolled past Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe South Johnston 61-38 on Thursday night. Khari Faison finished with 16 points for the Saints. Delfawn Worrells contributed 15...

Stevens: ACC's Big Four still have plenty of time to grow

Roughly two months into college basketball season, contenders and pretenders have separated themselves, story lines have developed and conference races have heated up. Atlantic Coast Conference play is in full swing and it's time to hand out some mid-season report...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday preps

Girls' basketball Goldsboro 51, North Duplin 25 * Goldsboro opened the game with 19 unanswered points and rolled to a 51-25 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival North Duplin on Wednesday night. Kasheika Wallace and Alexus Myles led the Cougars...

MOC - Queen's womens game

MOUNT OLIVE -- Andrea Jones hears plenty of criticism about her defensive effort each time she steps onto the basketball court. She earned a little credit Tuesday evening. Jones' layup off a steal and two free throws in the final...

MOC - Queens men's game

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College head coach Joey Higginbotham is not accustomed to losing in his home gym. He's even less conditioned to having his team blown out. Queens University of Charlotte delivered a 70-41 beating to the Trojans...

Goldsboro - North Duplin boys basketball

Until we meet again. Making the most of a rare situation, Goldsboro used a 14-0 run to put away scrappy North Duplin in a 72-39, Carolina 1-A Conference win on Wednesday night. The teams meet again Friday in Calypso. The...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chargers roll over Patriots in CPIC

Wayne Country Day head coach Terry Jones didn't have to say much to his players after their last game about the importance of playing with intensity for four quarters. The Chargers rallied from a 26-point deficit in the fourth quarter...

Local Preps Digest

Boys' basketball Southern Wayne 49, Triton 47 * ERWIN -- Carlos Council's basket at the buzzer lifted Southern Wayne to a 49-47 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference win at Triton on Tuesday night. Delfawn Worrells led the Saints with 17 points....

Goldsboro's height too much for Ayden-Grifton

Goldsboro finally put together a complete defensive game. The Cougars scored at will early and locked down on defense late in a 65-39 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday night. Nobody was happier to watch the Cougars...

ECC swim agate

Team and individual results from the 2011 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference men's and women's swimming/diving championships contested at the B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y on Tuesday evening. Note: Champions in each event earned All-ECC recognition. GIRLS Team...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Ayden-Grifton 13 14 2 10 -- 39 Goldsboro 18 18 9 20 -- 65 AYDEN-GRIFTON (4-9, 0-4) Trey Fleary 4 3 1-2 18, Rondell Bell 2 1 0-0 7, Brandon Bryant 1 0 1-2 3, Indio Eure 1 0...

Nunns perfect for Trojans

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- John Nunns recorded a perfect outing, Angel Dache cranked out a match-high 15 kills and Mount Olive College swept Eastern Mennonite (Va.) University 25-18, 25-15, 25-21 in a non-conference men's volleyball match Tuesday evening....

CBA girls successfully defend ECC team crown

Charles B. Aycock has always been a model of consistency on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference women's swimming scene. The Golden Falcons proved it again Tuesday evening. Junior Bryce Connolly earned ECC swimmer-of-the-year accolades and helped Aycock successfully defend its...

Ferrell, Atwood, Sasser earn gold medals

A season of maturity led to a memorable outing for the Southern Wayne men's swimming team Tuesday evening. Three Saints earned individual titles during the season-ending, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference swimming/diving championships contested at the B.G. Darden Natatorium on Tuesday...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

RW-PHS boys

PRINCETON -- For the first time this season, someone other than Ben Jacobs led the Princeton in scoring. The result was the same. Wes Wood delivered 26 points as the unbeaten Bulldogs dusted Carolina 1-A Conference archrival Rosewood 78-48 on...

Tuesday preps

Girls' basketball Rosewood 29, Princeton 24 * PRINCETON -- Rosewood survived a furious fourth-quarter rally and bested Princeton 29-24 on the Carolina 1-A Conference basketball scene on Monday night. Trailing 24-14 entering the final quarter, the Dawgs stormed out of...

Carter Capps

MOUNT OLIVE -- Carter Capps started his collegiate career behind the plate. Now, he's a Major League prospect on the mound. Baseball America has tabbed Capps, a senior at Mount Olive College, as the Division II preseason pitcher of...

Faith Christian-Hilltop boys

Give the big man the ball. And each time Wes Caudle got the pass, Hilltop had no answer. Caudle pumped in a game-high 20 points and helped Faith Christian knock off Hilltop Christian, 67-48, in a N.C. Christian Schools Association...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Moore recovers in finals, collects $3,000 payday

B.J. Moore does not look like a professional athlete. He is not overly muscular, tall, or fleet of foot. But he does come through in the clutch. Moore bested a field of 152 bowlers from across the eastern United States...

Princeton to play Rosewood tonight

• Al Musgrave, athletics director at Princeton, announced late Monday morning that the triple-header scheduled for Tuesday with archrival Rosewood has been moved to today. The junior varsity boys' game tips off at 4:30 p.m., followed immediately by the...

Eagles drop two, rebound to win three straight

WINTERVILLE -- Rosewood started sluggishly, but picked up some momentum during the South Central Duals on Friday evening. The Eagles dropped back-to-back outings against perennial power West Carteret and South Central, but bounced back with wins against county rival Eastern...

Aycock grapplers go unbeaten

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock continued its late-season surge and achieved perfection during the multiple-team, South Central Duals on Friday evening. Fourteen of 17 grapplers won at least one match for the Golden Falcons, who finished 4-0 during the seven-hour...

Unusual phone call leads to trip of lifetime for EW cheerleading squad

The phone message seemed just a little too good to be true. The caller left an invitation that Kerri Lee just couldn't believe. Eastern Wayne selected to cheer in the annual Gator Bowl? On New Year's Day, no less? "I...

Warriors end up 2-1

WINTERVILLE -- Injury-riddled Eastern Wayne took a short-handed team to the South Central Duals, and matured a little bit Friday evening. The Warriors (12-9 overall) took out some frustrations on East Carteret and Greene Central, and dropped a decision against...

Magazine tabs Capps

MOUNT OLIVE -- Carter Capps started his collegiate career behind the plate. Now, he's a Major League prospect on the mound. Baseball America has tabbed Capps, a senior at Mount Olive College, as the Division II preseason pitcher of...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball North Duplin 47, Rosewood 39 Winless no more. Foul-plagued Jessica Jones and Tierra Ammons combined for 29 points, and North Duplin emerged victorious, 47-39, over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Rosewood on Friday evening. The Rebels snapped a season-opening,...

Trojans put away Flying Fleet

MOUNT OLIVE -- No style points for this one. Still, Mount Olive survived the "danger" game. The Trojans drained seven critical free throws in the final 77 seconds, and turned back pesky Erskine (S.C.) College, 54-40, inside Kornegay Arena on...

Princeton-North Duplin boxes

Princeton 18 19 17 26 -- 80 North Duplin 8 10 17 14 -- 49 NORTH DUPLIN (4-6, 2-1) Marcus Kornegay 0 1 0-0 3, Devin Oliver 1 2 1-2 9, Breyon Johnson 4 1 3-4 14, James Kornegay 0...

Manley's free throws lift North Duplin

Call 'em the "cardiac road kids." Tyree Manley sank the game-winning free throws with 6.6 seconds left and North Duplin turned back Rosewood 65-64 in a nail-biting, emotion-filled boys' basketball contest Friday evening. The Rebels claimed their second consecutive road...

Lady Bulldogs hold off Rebels

Princeton 26, North Duplin 23 * PRINCETON -- Despite scoring just one point in the opening quarter the Princeton Bulldawgs stuck with it and rallied for a 26-23 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival North Duplin on Saturday night. Savanna...

Princeton earns home win

PRINCETON -- None of Princeton's 16 opponents have found a way to slow down the Dawgs' offense yet this season. Add North Duplin to the list. Ben Jacobs led the way with 29 points and 13 rebounds and the Dawgs...

prep basketball boxes

South Johnston 18 12 11 14 -- 57 Eastern Wayne 7 17 19 25 -- 68 SOUTH JOHNSTON (4-14, 2-4) D.J. Collins 0 7 8-8 29, Casey Turnage 1 0 0-2 2, Javonte Burns 3 0 0-1 6, Derek Brewington...

Hot Stove banquet set for Jan. 31

Baseball season is nearly here. Twitter, Facebook and other applications have been blowing up within the last months as trades and arbitration talks flood the Major Leagues. Folks from Wayne County and the surrounding communities will get their chance to...

Mount Olive women dominate Erskine

MOUNT OLIVE -- Execution and energy. The Mount Olive College women's basketball team, for the most part, carried out that game plan in an 80-49 thrashing of Erskine (S.C.) College on Saturday afternoon. Andrea Jones poured in 20 points and...

Eastern Wayne rallies past South Johnston

Staring a second straight Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference upset in the face, Eastern Wayne delivered a pair of staggering haymakers. The Warriors used a 19-5 third-quarter run and a 16-2 fourth-quarter spurt to rally past ECC foe South Johnston for...

Goldsboro executes late at Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek played a brilliant first half. Goldsboro answered with a stellar second. Four Cougars reached double-figures in the scoring collumn and Goldsboro made some key baskets in the final two minutes en route to a 64-55...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Upper Room takes control, halts WCDS rally

Whatever it takes. That's the mentality Wayne Country Day embodied down by 26 points to begin the fourth quarter. The Chargers knocked down five 3-pointers in a furious comeback, but fell short in a 67-54, non-conference loss to Upper Room...

Aycock's Hall captures 1-meter diving event

Devin Hall entered Thursday afternoon's diving competition with two goals -- get better and score higher. He accomplished both. The Charles B. Aycock freshman, who says he's "learning on the fly," scored 285 points to claim the 1-meter portion of...

Southern Wayne-CB Aycock boys

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne started strong and kept Charles B. Aycock at arm's length all night. That's exactly what head coach Russell Stephens wanted to see. The Saints rolled to a double-digit lead in the opening quarter and defeated the...

Friday preps

Girls' basketball Southern Wayne 51, C.B. Aycock 45 * DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock tried to play zone defense, but Danielle Carlton shot them out of it. The Golden Falcons tried to play man-to-man, but Kaneisha Jones ran them out...

Focused Golden Falcons pin rival

Speak not a word. Senior heavyweight Jarrod James issued that order to his teammates before the bus left the Charles B. Aycock parking lot, and headed down Highway 117 toward the team's most-important wrestling match of the year at archrival...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rosewood-GC wrestling

Rosewood 62 Greene Central 18 103 -- Jacob Holliday (R) wbf Deondra Sutton, 1:08; 112 -- Chris Lane (R) tech fall Allen Duford, 16-1; 119 -- Nick Quillen (R) wbf Brett Shackleford, 1:54; 125 -- Dallas Pope (R) by forfeit;...

Local preps

Wrestling Rosewood 62, Greene Central 18 * SNOW HILL -- Josh Pipkin recorded the night's fastest pin and perennial 1-A wrestling powerhouse Rosewood rolled over Greene Central's matmen, 62-18, on Wednesday evening. Pipkin earned an 18-second fall against the Rams'...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Prep boxscores

BOYS Grace Christian 24 15 26 15 -- 80 Wayne Christian 14 6 9 11 -- 40 GRACE CHRISTIAN Vinnie Pittman 1 3 0-0 11, Davis Ferrell 2 1 1-2 8, John Green 0 1 0-0 3, Michael Taylor 3...

Chargers' 'Big 3' chop down Oakwood

Technically, there were 10 players on the floor at Wayne Country Day School on Tuesday night. In reality, the Chargers' big three were slightly better than the terrific twosome from The Oakwood School. Sarah Best, Mack Thompson and Catherine Ford...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Grace Christian 47, Wayne Christian 32 * Grace Christian opened the third quarter with 10 unanswered points and pulled away for a 47-32 victory over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Wayne Christian on Tuesday night. Brooke Barfield led...

Grace rolls past WCS

Wayne Christian tried to match Grace Christian's tempo and outside shooting. The result was plenty of transition opportunities and open shots for Grace and an 80-40 blowout loss for Wayne Christian in Carolina Christian 1-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Grace...

Stevens: Panthers' Future starts with Rivera

Championships can't be won in the off-season. but the fate of a franchise can be altered for years by the decisions it makes from late January to early September. The Carolina Panthers have started to shape their future and will...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Local digest

CLINTON -- Goldsboro had plenty of offense on Monday night, but could not get key defensive stops down the stretch in an 81-72, non-conference loss to Clinton during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day showcase at Union High...

MOC rallies past Belmont Abbey

MOUNT OLIVE -- Joey Higginbotham does not need to worry about fans leaving the stands early. The head coach at Mount Olive College has enjoyed his share of thrilling victories this season. Two days after hitting a game-winning basket at...

Prep game changes announced

Here we go again. Last week's inclement weather wreaked havoc on the county's exam schedule, forcing more postponements and/or cancellations for athletic events this week. Goldsboro's basketball triple-header at Rosewood has been rescheduled for Feb. 9 with the JV...

MOC downs Belmont Abbey women

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive didn't surprise Belmont Abbey with anything it did on the court Monday afternoon. The Trojans were just better -- especially on defense. Mount Olive held the Crusaders to 32-percent shooting from the floor and claimed...

Monday, January 17, 2011

MOC men's volleyball

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Angel Dache pounded out 14 kills, and Mount Olive College began defense of its Conference Carolinas men's volleyball championship with a 27-25, 19-25, 25-15, 25-18 victory over King College. Sophomore outside hitter Adam Miracle provided 12...

Monday preps

Girls' basketball Faith Christian 49, Falls Road 22 * Faith Christian made seven 3-pointers as a team and buried Falls Road Christian School 49-22 on Friday night. Christina Powell sank five shots from beyond the arc and led the Conquerors...

Firebird Duals

BAILEY -- Charles B. Aycock and Rosewood each finished 2-2 and staged yet another classic meeting during the annual Thomas Cowles Firebird Duals contested Saturday at Southern Nash. And once again, the Eagles prevailed. Angel Jaramillo and Chris Lane recorded...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Prep boxscores

BOYS Princeton 16 7 22 22 -- 67 Goldsboro 14 12 15 20 -- 61 GOLDSBORO (7-5, 0-1) Corteiz Sprangle 3 0 1-3 7, Devonte White 2 0 5-8 9, Robert Kornegay 4 0 1-2 9, Demarian Henderson 0 0...

Princeton boys upset Goldsboro

PRINCETON -- It is hard to call any game where an undefeated team wins an upset. Friday night's contest between Princeton and Goldsboro sure felt like one. The Dawgs played a stellar third quarter and handed the Cougars a 67-61...

Local digest

Boys' basketball Southern Wayne 67, North Lenoir 52 * LaGRANGE -- Southern Wayne improved to 11-3 on the season with a 67-52 win at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir on Friday night. Tony Smith led the Saints with...

Corinth-Holders pins Goldsboro wrestling

Experience is a valuable tool. And Goldsboro High's wrestlers continue to soak it up like a sponge on the mat these days. The Cougars managed just four individual wins, but showed marked improvement in a 56-24, non-conference loss against Corinth...

Wrestling box

Corinth Holders 56 Goldsboro 24 130 -- Matt Duncan (CH) dec. Dijon Ward, 15-9; 135 -- Ty Johnson (CH) tech fall Kevin Taylor, 15-0; 140 -- Shaquan Walden (CH) by forfeit; 145 -- Tyler Sigler (CH) wbf Kurtis Durham, 1:23;...

George Whitfield Hall of Fame inducted

Ron Frederick stood with his hands clasped in front of his body, and thought quietly about his athletic career. The former Tampa Bay signee who felt the sting of the NFL strike in 1992, Frederick played a highlight reel in...

CB Aycock tops Eastern Wayne

Steve Moats promised 2011 was going to be different for Charles B. Aycock. So far, the first-year head coach has been right. Brandon Winford drained a 3-pointer to force overtime and the Golden Falcons hung on for a 58-52 win...

Friday, January 14, 2011

MOC men's volleyball preview

Four all-conference players graduated. Gone is the league player of the year. One of the top five hitters return, ironically, the lone starter who remains in the lineup. Sounds like a formula that requires a rebuilding season, doesn't it? Not...

WCDS swimming

Wayne Country Day's Kennedy Dalton finished in the middle of the pack during the girls' 50-yard freestyle contested Thursday evening at B.G. Darden Natatorium. Kennedy touched the wall 14th in 34.10 seconds. Thomas Elmore emerged the Chargers' top finisher...

Friday preps

Boys' basketball Faith Christian 50, Liberty Christian 24 * DURHAM -- Matthew Lambert scored a team-high 19 points to lead Faith Christian to a 50-24 win at Liberty Christian on Thursday night. Silas Denlinger finished with 11 points for the...

MOC hoops

LAURINBURG -- Mount Olive recorded its second-highest, single-game scoring outburst in a 107-55 thrashing of in-state Conference Carolinas women's basketball rival St. Andrews on Thursday evening. The Trojans logged a school-record 119 points against Belmont Abbey during the 1995-96...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

George Whitfield Hall of Fame

Attendees of the 38th annual George Whitfield Hall of Fame induction ceremony snapped candid photos and found any available scrap of paper for autographs from pioneers who shaped the Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball scene into what it is today....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WAVE volleyball: Tsunami 14U goes 1-3 in Greensboro

GREENSBORO -- Ashley Thornton served 13 total aces and Britni McAlduff paced the defense as the WAVE Tsunami 14-Under team competed in the USA Volleyball-Carolina Regional Volleyball Association tournament at the Greensboro Sportsplex. The Tsunami finished 1-3, with their...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Falcon Invitational -- Warrior matmen have good day

PIKEVILLE -- A good team outing. Five Eastern Wayne grapplers finished among the top four in their respective weight classes, and four earned medals in the 11th annual Falcon Invitational contested Saturday at Charles B. Aycock High School. Siblings Warren...

Falcon Invitational -- Brogden logs Saints' best finish

PIKEVILLE -- Short-handed Southern Wayne logged four top-four finishes during the 11th annual Falcon Invitational contested Saturday at Charles B. Aycock High School. Senior Ethan Brogden ended up third at 160 pounds after a strange finish in that weight division....

Trojan men turn back LMC in Conference Carolinas play

MOC Sports Information BANNER ELK -- Ewon Wright led five players in double figures with 22 points, and Mount Olive College rallied past in-state rival Lees-McRae, 85-77, on the Conference Carolinas men's basketball scene Sunday afternoon. Derek Staton contributed 16...

Faith Christian girls finish runner-up at New Year's Invitational

Girls' basketball Faith Christian goes 1-1 * MONROE -- Charity Spencer earned all-tournament recognition and Faith Christian logged a 1-1 worksheet during the Tabernacle Christian School New Year's Invitational. Spencer pumped in a team-high 14 points in the Conquerors' opening-round...

Rosewood repeats as Carolina/4 Rivers dual-team champion

LITTLEFIELD -- Goal accomplished. Rosewood recorded four overwhelming victories and repeated as the Carolina/4 Rivers 1-A Conference dual-team wrestling champion Saturday afternoon at Ayden-Grifton High School. The Eagles (23-2 overall) secured the league's No. 1 berth for the N.C. High...

Falcon Invitational -- Aycock's David Romo emerges 119-pound champ

PIKEVILLE -- The better the competition, the sweeter the win. Just ask David Romo. The Charles B. Aycock junior staged a "coming out" party to remember during the 11th annual Falcon Invitational on Saturday. And he went home with the...

Goldsboro matmen claim first dual victory of season

LITTLEFIELD -- The wait is over. Goldsboro ended its winless skid with a 48-24 victory over short-handed Manteo in the Carolina/4 Rivers 1-A Conference dual-team tournament Saturday at Ayden-Grifton High School. The Cougars (1-14 overall) avenged an earlier loss...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Prep digest -- WCS girls, WCDS boys endure road defeats

Girls' basketball Bethel Christian 44, Wayne Christian 30 * Wayne Christian never recovered from a frigid first quarter en route to a 44-30 loss to Bethel Christian on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles managed just two points in the first eight...

Wayne Christian-Bethel box scores

Boys Wayne Christian 5 17 9 13 -- 44 Bethel Christian 12 2 7 13 -- 34 BETHEL CHRISTIAN Jacob Potter 1 0 0-0 2, Joe Jarman 0 1 2-4 5, Manny Rivero 1 0 1-2 3, Connor Rivero 4...

Area basketball games rescheduled

From staff reports Better to err on the side of caution. School officials in Wayne and Johnston County cancelled all basketball games Friday evening, but the frozen mix precipitation predicted to blanket each county never materialized. Five contests involving...

Wayne Christian boys turn back Bethel Christian

Wayne Christian looked lost for one quarter. The Eagles found their way and turned things around in the second period during a 44-34, non-conference win over Bethel Christian on Saturday afternoon. Head coach Franklin Brathwaite decided to start his five...

Trojans' trip to Banner Elk postponed

MOC Sports Information BANNER ELK -- Mount Olive's basketball doubleheader against Conference Carolinas in-state rival Lees-McRae was postponed Saturday due to inclement weather. The Trojan men (6-5 overall, 1-2 CC) face the Bobcats today at 2 p.m. The women's game...

Reed, Montgomery, James earn All-State honors from NCpreps.com

From staff reports Shrine Bowl participants Andre Montgomery and Jarrod James, and Goldsboro High senior Jarran Reed have been selected to the NCpreps.com All-State football teams for their respective classifications. Montgomery and Reed were named to the 1-A squad....

Friday, January 7, 2011

MOC women sink key free throws in win, men fall short

MOC Sports Information MISENHEIMER -- Andrea Jones and Jasmine Whitby converted critical free throws in the final 25 seconds, and Mount Olive College turned back Pfeiffer 76-69 in a Conference Carolinas women's basketball game Thursday evening. Whitby collected her fifth...

Local Preps Digest

Boys' basketball Community Christian 68, Wayne Christian 39 * WILSON -- Tyler Mooring led Wayne Christian with 11 points, six rebounds and four assists in a 68-39 loss on Thursday night at Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Community Christian. Chase...

Falcon Invitational preview

PIKEVILLE -- Turning the corner with a better performance in mind. Second-year Charles B. Aycock head wrestling coach Marc Peck hopes his team carries that attitude into the Falcon Invitational, scheduled for Saturday on the Golden Falcons' mats. The 11th...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday preps

Boys' basketball North Lenoir 46, Greene Central 44 * SNOW HILL -- North Lenoir and Greene Central traded baskets for most of the night but in the end the Hawks made the final play and captured a 46-44, non-conference win...

Aggressive, strong Chargers handle Docs in Carolina/4 Rivers play

PRINCETON -- Alan Fader shook the opposing coach's hand, walked off the mat, grabbed a cup of water and plopped down behind the Princeton bench. The sophomore took a huge breath, pulled down his knee pad and sipped on the...

Frankston-WCDS

The free throw line was a source of frustration for Wayne Country Day on Wednesday night. It also proved to be the place the Chargers would put away a victory. Josh Gregory sank two free throws with three seconds left...

EW-Triton wrestling

Eastern Wayne emerged victorious in just three individual matches, but turned back short-handed Triton, 51-21, on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference wrestling scene. The Warriors (10-7 overall, 2-0 ECC) drew six forfeits on the night. Nolan Kirkwood (140 pounds)...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Goldsboro performs well in pool

Savannah Sauls claimed the 200-yard freestyle event and Goldsboro High -- as usual -- turned in yet another dominating team performance at B.G. Darden Natatorium on Tuesday evening. Sauls, from Charles B. Aycock, touched the wall in 2 minutes,...

Rosewood-Fike wrestling agate

Rosewood 54 Wilson Fike 25 103 -- Jacob Holliday (R) wbf Zovek Chapa, 4 minutes, 55 seconds; 112 -- Chris Lane (R) by forfeit; 119 -- Angel Jaramillo (R) by forfeit; 125 -- Nick Quillen (R) wbf Josh Markham, 2:19;...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball C.B. Aycock 45, Cleveland 35 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock improved to 4-0 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play with a 45-35 victory over league newcomer Cleveland on Tuesdasy evening. Imari Howell led the Golden Falcons with...

swimming agate

Team and individual event results from an 11-team swim meet contested Tuesday evening at B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y: GIRLS Team scores Clinton 105 C.B. Aycock 103 Triton 82 South Johnston 52 Eastern Wayne 39 Cleveland 38...

Eastern Wayne defeats Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne played under control. Southern Wayne ran amok. The Warriors made their free throws in crunch time. The Saints did not. Those two key factors led to Eastern Wayne pulling off a 61-58 upset over its county...

prep basketball boxes

BOYS Cleveland 7 18 13 18 -- 56 C.B. Aycock 15 12 21 22 -- 70 CLEVELAND Cetan Merzlak 1 0 0-1 2, Taiquan Dixon 1 2 0-0 8, Julian Reed 2 1 22-27 29, Montreal Williams 2 2 0-0...

Rosewood grapplers pin Fike

Wrestling Rosewood 54, Wilson Fike 25 * WILSON -- Rosewood recorded five forfeits and won four individual contested matches in a 54-25, non-conference triumph over short-handed Wilson Fike on Tuesday evening. Zach Behrend remained unbeaten in 22 outings with a...

Aycock upends Cleveland

PIKEVILLE -- The new year brought with it a change in perspective for the Charles B. Aycock varsity boys' basketball team and renewed focus on the future rather than the past. The Golden Falcons put their 1-11 start behind them...

Stevens: All "not fair," in life, BCS

The word "fair" has slowly lost its meaning in our country and this new-found definition of the word has infiltrated its way into the American sports world. A new school of thought has begun to gain momentum, in which no...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Local digest

Wrestling C.B. Aycock 48, South Johnston 36 * PIKEVILLE -- C.B. Aycock improved to 2-0 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference wrestling action on Monday night with a 48-36 win over South Johnston. Daniel Romo (125) delivered a pin to set...

Carolina 1-A teams ready for league play

Change is not something to be feared. It's to be embraced. That is the mindset of the coaches around the Carolina 1-A Conference as league play gets set to begin on Friday night with a full slate of games. Entering...

Monday, January 3, 2011

D.J. Conley captures Pilkington Duals

PIKEVILLE -- D.H. Conley emerged victorious during the annual Pilkington Duals held at C.B. Aycock High School on Friday afternoon. The Vikings held off a challenge from perrenial power Wilson Beddingfield to win the team championship. Rosewood finished third...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Princeton 29, South Creek 26 * ROBERSONVILLE -- Princeton caputred the South Creek Holiday Tournament championship by beating the hosts 29-26 on Thursday night. Savanna Massengill led the Bulldogs with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Massengill was named...