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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Local Preps Digest

Boys' soccer Wayne Country Day 3, East Wake Academy 2 * Hil Tanner scored three goals, including the game-winner in the final two minutes of Wayne Country Day's 3-2 home victory over East Wake Academy on Tuesday afternoon. East Wake...

County rivals play classic

The first-ever meeting between perennial volleyball powers Rosewood and Wayne Christian turned into an instant classic Tuesday evening. And the county rivals battled for a great cause, too. Outside hitter Britney O'Hara cranked out a match-high 14 kills during Wayne...

Triton sweeps Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock head coach Davis Harris pointed out mistakes, he diagrammed offenses and he made use of his timeouts. None of it mattered Tuesday night. Perennial Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference powerhouse Triton dished out a 25-11, 25-11,...

Hunt-Aycock box

Wilson Hunt 7 7 7 0 -- 21 C.B. Aycock 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter WH -- Dew 27 run (Lee kick), 11:42 Second quarter WH -- Applewhite 52 fumble return (Lee kick), 10:13 Third quarter WH...

Pinkowski praises the efforts of his defense

PIKEVILLE -- Randy Pinkowski wasn't concerned with what the scoreboard said. Charles B. Aycock's veteran head coach could not have been prouder of the way his football team played Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons turned in a solid performance defensively...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday preps

Boys' soccer Wayne Country Day 11, Flora MacDonald 1 * RED SPRINGS -- Hil Tanner and Cody Neal each logged a hat trick (three goals), and Wayne Country Day dominated Flora MacDonald Academy, 11-1, on Monday afternoon. It was the...

Monday, August 29, 2011

Prep football notebook - Week 2

Goldsboro's defense turned in a solid performance while its offense piled up 34 points in the third quarter against Eastern Wayne. The Cougars held the Warriors to 75 yards rushing and 120 yards of total offense. Eastern Wayne was...

MOC soccer picked for fifth

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College women's soccer team, which returns six All-Conference Carolinas selections from 2010, has been picked to finish fifth in the 2011 preseason poll conducted by league coaches. On the men's side,...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

So. Wayne-Northern Nash box

Northern Nash 7 0 0 7 -- 14 Southern Wayne 7 10 0 0 -- 17 First quarter SW -- Bradshaw run (Rodriguez kick) Second quarter SW -- Rodriguez 27 FG SW -- Alston 35 interception return (Rodriguez kick) INDIVIDUAL...

Rosewood-Wake Christian box

Rosewood 7 0 0 0 -- 7 Wake Christian 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter RW -- McGowan 40 run (Winslow kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Rosewood -- Shane whitley 21-122, Shaquan Taylor 6-65; Jamari Mcgowan 10-54, TD;...

Wayne Christian needs four sets to dump Trinity-Raleigh

Volleyball Wayne Christian 3, Trinity-Raleigh 1 * RALEIGH -- Katie Isenhower dished out 36 assists in Wayne Christian's 27-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18 triumph over Trinity-Raleigh in Carolina Christian 1-A Conference action Friday evening. Britney O'Hara provided 17 kills, six digs...

Spring Creek-Lejeune box

Spring Creek 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Lejeune 27 7 20 6 -- 60 First quarter L -- Jones 34 run (Gorman kick) L -- Allen 22 run (Gorman kick) L -- Jones 15 pass from Allen (kick failed)...

N. Duplin-Lakewood box

Lakewood 0 21 7 7 -- 35 North Duplin 14 7 0 7 -- 28 First quarter ND -- Oliver 85 kickoff return (Juarez kick), 11:47 ND -- Mora 36 run (Juarez kick), 2:27 Second quarter L -- Henry 7...

NC prep football scores

Scores involving North Carolina high school teams from Thursday and Friday evening: Albemarle 39, West Stanly 7 Andrews 60, Thomas Jefferson 21 Asheville 43, Hendersonville 7 Asheville Erwin 21, Black Mountain Owen 13 Asheville Roberson 42, West Henderson 7...

Midway-Princeton box score

Midway 7 0 6 8 -- 21 Princeton 7 0 0 7 -- 14 First quarter M -- Eyers 25 pass from Calcutt (Wrench kick) P -- Williamson 10 run (Woodard kick) Third quarter M -- Thurman 8 run (kick...

Goldsboro-Eastern Wayne football box

Goldsboro 0 16 34 8 -- 54 Eastern Wayne 0 8 6 0 -- 14 Second quarter G -- Harvin 19 pass from Murphy (Harris pass from Murphy), 10:58 G -- Alston 74 pass from Murphy (Maddox run), 7:55 EW...

Unforgettable summer: Wooten helps Harwich win Cape Cod League championship

Injuries spread through the Harwich Mariners baseball team like wildfire toward the end of the season. Appendicitis, shoulder/elbow trouble, knee damage and the loss of two players to the minor leagues left the season in jeopardy. Just 10 position players...

James Kenan-Jones Senior box

Jones Senior 8 6 14 0 -- 28 James Kenan 0 8 0 6 -- 14 First quarter JS -- 31 run (run good), 4:52 Second quarter JS -- 37 run (kick failed), 3:00 JK -- Jones 1 run (Jones...

Greene Central-Ayden Grifton box

Greene Central 7 0 6 0 -- 13 Ayden-Grifton 7 7 6 2 -- 22 First quarter AG -- Gent 9 run (Ramirez kick), 9:47 GC -- Stevens 75 pass from Shackleford (Johnson kick), 3:40 Second quarter AG -- Green...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Meredith Roethling earns clinching point

Slow and steady wins the race ... well ... then again, a tennis match. Meredith Roethling proved it Thursday afternoon. The sophomore collected the match-clinching point at No. 6 singles and lifted the unbeaten Chargers to a 7-2, non-conference triumph...

NRYFL jamboree moved back

MOUNT OLIVE -- The 16th annual Neuse River Youth Football League jamboree, a 24-team event, has been rescheduled due to expected inclement weather from Hurricane Irene. Event organizer Alex Ferrell said Friday morning that the preseason exhibition will stretch...

WCDS-W. Christian tennis box

Wayne Country Day 7 Wayne Christian 2 Singles: No. 1 Gianna Democko (WCD) d. Faith Sutton 8-1; No. 2 Sarah Best (WCD) d. Taylor Willman 8-2; No. 3 Elizabeth Sutton (WCS) d. Mack Thompson 8-2; No. 4 Katherine Roethling (WCD)...

Lakewood turns back North Duplin

CALYPSO -- North Duplin started great. Devin Oliver's game-opening, kickoff return for a touchdown and Julio Mora's run-scoring jaunt gave the Rebels a 14-point advantage after one quarter. The sleeping Leopards awoke after that. Lakewood posted three second-quarter TDs, played...

NC football scores

Scores from Thursday's games: Ayden-Grifton 22, Greene Central 13 Bertie County 22, Rocky Mount 22 Cape Fear 15, Fayetteville Westover 14 Croatan 30, East Carteret 12 Dunn Midway 21, Princeton 14 Durham Hillside 34, Fayetteville Smith 6 East Bladen 20,...

Local Preps Digest

Boys' soccer Wayne Country Day 4, Wayne Christian 4 * County rivals Wayne Country Day and Wayne Christian battled to a 4-4, non-conference draw on a muggy Thursday evening. Hil Tanner collected all four goals for the Chargers. Cody Neal...

Football briefs

Rosewood 7, Wake Christian 0 * RALEIGH -- Jamari McGowan's 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter proved to be the game's only score in Rosewood's 7-0 win at Wake Christian on Thursday night. The Eagles' defense held Wake Christian...

Cougar offense comes alive in third period

Goldsboro seemingly could do no wrong for seven dominating minutes Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Eastern Wayne was left grasping for answers. The Cougars scored 34 unanswered points in just seven minutes during the third quarter and rolled to a 58-14, non-conference...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Affirmation - Pinkowski rekindles his faith

Christian-based ethics and faith began to wear on Randy Pinkowski. The Charles B. Aycock head varsity football coach found himself laboring through work every day and was on the verge of leaving Pikeville after his 2010 team notched just three...

Thursday preps

Field hockey WCDS 4, Ravenscroft 0 * RALEIGH -- Catherine Langston notched two goals and Wayne Country Day blanked Raleigh Ravenscroft, 4-0, in its season-opening match Wednesday afternoon. Margaret Tanner and Crawford Tanner also scored for the Chargers. WCDS (1-0-0...

EW-Clinton soccer

Eastern Wayne failed to score against Clinton on Wednesday night. In fact, the Warriors failed to take a single shot. The Dark Horses raced out to a lead in the opening moments and never looked back in a 5-0 win...

N. Duplin-Union volleyball

CALYPSO -- North Duplin started its 2011 varsity volleyball campaign 3-0 with a first-year head coach on the bench. That euphoria is over. Madeline Worley's tie-breaking service ace and a match-ending, four-hit violation capped Union's come-from-behind 18-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-18,...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday preps

Girls' tennis Spring Creek 5, Southern Wayne 4 * DUDLEY -- Spring Creek claimed a pivotal point at No. 3 doubles and hung on for a 5-4 non-conference win at Southern Wayne on Tuesday afternoon. Emily Daniel, Anna Haggerty, Colleen...

Spring Creek-Wayne Country Day volleyball

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek grabbed the momentum early and never let go. Behind a dominant performance from senior Kelsey Rogers and consistent serving, the Gators swept Wayne Country Day in three games 25-17, 25-20, 25-17 on Tuesday evening. Spring...

Prep football games changed

Weather forecasts predict Hurricane Irene to make landfall somewhere around North Carolina either late Friday evening or during the day Saturday. The impending rain has prompted area athletics directors to move their respective JV and varsity football games up...

E. Wayne-S. Johnston tennis

Still on top. Young and inexperienced Eastern Wayne opened defense of its Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' tennis crown with a 9-0 triumph over South Johnston on Tuesday afternoon. "I thought we played collectively as a team, played really well...

Opinion - Youth challenges Goldsboro

Overcoming early-season adversity has become just as much a staple of Goldsboro football in recent years as a dominant running game and deep playoff runs. In each of the past two seasons, the Cougars have grown through those early struggles,...

Brad Lloyd leaves alma mater for rival

WARSAW -- Leaving his alma mater for a county archrival was an easy decision says North Duplin alum Brad Lloyd. There's no doubt he feels right at home at James Kenan. Lloyd joined the Tigers' athletics staff during the summer...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Local digest: Wallace-Rose Hill edges Princeton in boys' soccer

Boys' soccer Wallace-Rose Hill 4, Princeton 3 * PRINCETON -- Trevor Haines collected one goal and assisted on another in Princeton's 4-3, non-conference loss to Wallace-Rose Hill on Monday evening. Ethan Anderson and Josh Boykin each scored for the Dawgs....

Wayne Christian falls on the pitch

Wayne Christian erased one two-goal deficit Monday evening. The Eagles couldn't do it a second time. Chang Sub-Lee's go-ahead goal around the 28th minute started a late first-half explosion, and Fayetteville Christian out-dueled Wayne Christian, 7-3, on the Eagles' pitch....

Quintet comprises 2011 MOC Athletics Hall of Fame induction class

MOUNT OLIVE -- A two-sport letter-winner, two former men's basketball players, a record-setting pitcher and long-time friend comprise the 2011 Mount Olive College Athletics Hall of Fame induction class. Dawn Johnson, in 2010, was enshrined in the N.C. USSSA...

Saints' offensive line does job in upset of James Kenan

WARSAW -- No one saw it coming. Not the coaches. Not the small group of fans on the visitors' side of the field. Not even some of the players. But Southern Wayne showed a burning desire to win. Bullied by...

EW-Goldsboro game moved to Thursday

The Goldsboro-Eastern Wayne varsity football game scheduled for Friday has been moved to Thursday. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Little Big Horn on the Eastern Wayne HS campus. Warriors athletics director Jabo Fulghum made the announcement Tuesday afternoon due to...

Nash Central soccer downs Goldsboro

Goldsboro fell into a trap on Monday night against Nash Central. Head soccer coach Jim Phillips hoped that his young team learned its lesson. The Cougars scored twice in the first half, but failed to hold the lead in a...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Wayne Christian 3, Cape Fear Christian 1 * Senior outside hitter Britney O'Hara pounded out a career-high 20 kills in Wayne Christian's 25-20, 27-29, 25-16, 25-18 triumph over Cape Fear Christian at Clifford Gymnatorium. It was the Carolina Christian...

FOOTBALL TAB - Big, physical Rams ready to produce

Experience and dedication are two of the positive traits that head coach Ken Grantham sees in his Greene Central High School football team heading into the 2011 season. The Rams return a core of talented players at the skill positions...

FOOTBALL TAB - New group set to lead Golden Falcons

For two seasons every opponent that came to play at Hardy Talton Stadium knew exactly who the playmakers were on Charles B. Aycock's football team. Marcus Cobb, Tyheim Pitt, Craig Murdock and Tyler Farmer gave teams clear signals regarding who...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Good numbers boost Britt's beliefs

Rosewood head football coach Robert Britt knows that leading a Class 1-A football program is a cyclical venture. He also knows that the 2011 edition of the Eagles are at the peak of their most-recent cycle. "There are years when...

FOOTBALL TAB -- New coach, same 'ole Saints in Dudley

The overall leadership role has changed in Dudley, but don't expect the dynamics in the Southern Wayne football program to undergo a conversion this season. In fact, most everything will stay the same -- except the head coach. Long-time assistant...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Gators seek improvement in 2011

Head coach Aaron Sanders' message during summer workouts at Spring Creek has been simple - focus on improving every day, let the wins and losses take care of themselves. While letting results take a back seat to harnessing potential may...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Sutton confident his labor is paying off

Changing the culture at a tradition-rich baseball school hasn't been an easy task for North Lenoir alum Calvin Sutton, but he has seen some progress heading into his third season at Wheat Swamp. The system is working and that's the...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Bulldogs find motivation to work hard

On the heels of a 10-win season in 2009, a young, inexperienced Princeton squad learned numerous painful lessons through the adversity of a 2-10 campaign a year ago. With six losses by 25 or more points and a 1-4 record...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Expectations follow Tigers' program

This offseason has largely mirrored those of seasons past at James Kenan. The expectations are there in the form an eighth-place ranking in the NCPreps.com state 1-A pre-season poll. The talent is back with nine returning starters, including senior quarterback...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Rebels need to finish tackles this fall

Fixing one glaring weakness has been the focus of North Duplin High School's early football practices. The inability to tackle and finish plays on defense cost the Rebels multiple games in 2010 and head coach Hugh Martin certainly has not...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Cougars lose bulk, reload with speed

Those bulky, bruising backs who bull-dozed through opposing defensive lines like a bowling ball knocking down pins in an alley have finally -- thank goodness -- graduated from "Running Back High." Opposing coaches shouldn't celebrate yet. There are capable replacements....

FOOTBALL TAB -- Warriors eager to silence their critics

Eastern Wayne has yet to play a single game this season and yet the criticism has already begun to mount. Too young, unproven and too depleted of talent by graduation have all been reasons given as to why the Warriors...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Raiford happy with Tusculum

The timeline of Desmond Raiford's football career is long and winding. It took another turn over the summer when the Southern Wayne alum decided to take his talents to Tusculum (Tenn.) College to play out his final two years of...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Self-deflating injuries provided lessons for area trio in 2010

Nothing is more worrisome than a nagging injury that deflates your pride, and keeps you sidelined during practice and regular-season play. Three area athletes -- Parker Jones, Devin Oliver and Tykwan Days -- know that disheartening feeling all too well....

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Wayne Country Day 3, Pope John Paul 0 * GREENVILLE -- Bailee Creger turned in a five-kill, six-ace performance in Wayne Country Day's 25-16, 25-11, 25-18 conquest of Pope John Paul School on Friday afternoon. Sarah Crooks collected four...

North Duplin-Southside box

North Duplin 7 14 0 6 -- 27 Southside 6 0 0 0 -- 6 First quarter ND -- Oliver 11 run (Juarez kick), 7:25 S -- Pender 16 run (run failed), 5:24 Second quarter ND -- Oliver 13 run...

Southern Wayne-James Kenan box

Southern Wayne 13 0 7 7 -- 27 James Kenan 7 6 0 6 -- 19 First quarter SW -- Vann 71 run (Rodriguez kick), 11:41 JK -- Sutton 59 pass from Jones (Martinez kick), 9:05 SW -- T. Sutton...

Spring Creek-South Lenoir box

South Lenoir 12 15 6 0 -- 33 Spring Creek 7 0 0 0 -- 7 First Quarter SL -- Jones 32 pass from Blackburn (kick failed), 7:36 SL -- Jones 78 run (pass failed), 5:10 SC -- Miller 9...

Princeton-Hobbton box

Princeton 0 6 8 24 -- 38 Hobbton 0 14 6 19 -- 39 Second quarter P -- Davis 9 run (kick failed), 10:22 H -- Cobb 77 run (kick failed), 3:56 H -- Chestnutt 10 run (Barksdale run), 2:40...

Vann's touchdown gives Southern Wayne confidence

WARSAW -- David Lee won't forget this one. A sparse Southern Wayne crowd won't, either. The Saints' "three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust" wing-T offense turned explosive on a rain-soaked Friday evening at Bill Taylor Field. Lee's team broke three touchdown runs for 60 or...

Goldsboro-New Hanover box

North Duplin 7 14 0 6 -- 27 Southside 6 0 0 0 -- 6 First quarter ND -- Oliver 11 run (Juarez kick), 7:25 S -- Pender 16 run (run failed), 5:24 Second quarter ND -- Oliver 13 run...

Wildcats scratch out Cougars

Goldsboro head football coach Eric Reid insisted his team needed the 61-12, season-opening thrashing it took from Wilmington New Hanover on Friday night. Just how much of that pounding the Cougars are able to bounce back from remains to be...

Greene Central-North Lenoir box

Greene Central 6 0 0 13 -- 19 North Lenoir 3 0 0 0 -- 3 First Quarter NL -- Baird 27 FG, 2:28 GC -- Shackleford 16 run (kick blocked), 1:10 Fourth Quarter GC -- Bishop 53 fumble recovery...

Prep football briefs

Greene Central 19, North Lenoir 3 * SNOW HILL -- Greene Central opened the season with a strong defensive showing in a 19-3 win over North Lenoir on Friday night. The Rams held the Hawks to 87 total yards of...

Eastern Wayne-Wilson Hunt box

Eastern Wayne 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Wilson Hunt 21 20 0 7 -- 48 First quarter H -- Wright 41 fumble recovery (Lee kick), 7:24 H -- Joyner 10 run (Lee kick), 5:44 H -- Applewhite 38 pass...

Golden Falcons' offense finds wings in fourth quarter

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock and Rosewood played even football for three quarters. The Golden Falcons dominated the final 12 minutes and raced to a 33-14, season-opening win at Hardy Talton Stadium on Friday evening. A defensive change at the...

Troublesome programs feel recruiting heat

The NCAA's nationwide house-cleaning tour of the country's athletic programs has left few stones unturned and sent a resounding message in the process -- either straighten up or pay the price. Some of the nation's elite athletic programs from North...

CBA-Rosewood box

Rosewood 0 0 14 0 -- 14 C.B. Aycock 6 0 14 13 -- 33 First quarter CBA -- Hooks 3 run (run failed), 2:13 Third quarter R -- Whitley 7 run (Winslow kick), 8:54 CBA -- Garris 49 run...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday preps

Boys' soccer Wayne Country Day 3, East Wake Academy 3 * ZEBULON -- Hil Tanner scored three times for Wayne Country Day, but the Chargers couldn't hold a late lead in a 3-3 tie against East Wake Academy on Thursday...

SC-WCS volleyball

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Wayne Christian boasts skill and experience. Spring Creek is a team still learning the ropes of varsity volleyball. The Eagles prevailed on Thursday night when the two teams met for their respective regular-season openers. Wayne Christian won...

High school football

Five teams will kick off at home tonight: * Southern Wayne travels to perennial 1-A powerhouse James Kenan, which is ranked No. 11 in the NCPreps.com preseason poll. The Tigers return 13 lettermen off last year's team which advanced to...

Eastern Wayne-Goldsboro volleyball

Goldsboro gave Eastern Wayne all it could handle for three sets. It was the Warriors who had the finishing touch. Eastern Wayne pulled away late in all three sets of a 25-18, 25-18, 25-19 road victory on Thursday. Brooke Doherty's...

ECU preview

In some ways, Ruffin McNeill experienced two different seasons in his first year at East Carolina. The coach is hoping for a little more consistency the second time around. Much will depend on how well the Pirates take to a...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thursday preps

Volleyball Goldsboro 3, Hobbton 2 * Goldsboro rallied in the fifth set and topped Hobbton 25-23, 17-25, 26-24, 19-25, 15-12 on Wednesday night. Ana Harris and Kasheika Wallace each finished with eight kills to pace the Cougars' offense. Yusely Lares...

Eastern Wayne-Rosewood volleyball

Rosewood did its job. Eastern Wayne discovered its flaws. Front-line mates Ellen Morgan and Crystal Allen combined for 15 kills in the Eagles' 25-9, 25-15, 25-12 non-conference triumph over the Warriors on Wednesday afternoon. It was Eastern Wayne's season opener....

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

CBA netters blitz Fike

PIKEVILLE -- The good start continues. In just a 24-hour span, Charles B. Aycock has posted consecutive victories over two perennial non-conference powers on the high school girls' tennis scene this week. The Golden Falcons surrendered just nine games in...

Aycock spikers handle Greene Central

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock took one set to find its offensive stride. The Golden Falcons rolled once the attack came together. Aycock dropped Greene Central in three sets 25-17, 25-9, 25-11 in the regular-season opener for both teams on...

CBA-Fike tennis box

C.B. Aycock 9 Wilson Fike 0 Singles: No. 1 Brooke Barfield (CBA) d. Anna-Claire Summerlin 6-3, 6-0; No. 2 Ashton Walker (CBA) d. Sydney Jones 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Katie Gurley (CBA) d. Parker Daniel 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Brittany...

Trojans make several changes in athletics staff

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- A few faces, some old and some new, will work in different capacities for the Mount Olive College athletics department. The college has announced five additions to their staff. * Craig Hurba -- After...

Rosewood, Midway duel to 0-0 draw

Rosewood head coach Eddie Maldonado would have loved a result, but he'll settle for his team's gutsy effort. The youthful Eagles, with just four seniors on their roster, battled Midway for 80 minutes in a 0-0, season-opening draw Tuesday evening...

Wayne County Pirates emerge Gold Division 12 runners-up

PRINCETON -- Talented players have started their careers on the Little Tar Heel League baseball diamond located in this rural town located just outside Wayne County. Nearly 200 players on 14 teams battled this past weekend to determine 10-Under...

Local Area Digest

Boys' soccer C.B. Aycock 2, Wilson Beddingfield 1 * WILSON -- Tim Naughton scored the go-ahead goal in the 76th minute and Charles B. Aycock slipped past Wilson Beddingfield, 2-1, on Tuesday night. It was the season opener for both...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Eastern Wayne-Hunt soccer

Coaches generally consider non-conference games as extra practice sessions and use them as preparation for the league portion of their season. In that case, Eastern Wayne has a few kinks to iron out on the pitch with its Eastern Carolina...

Lane Tree LGA

Lane Tree LGA * Libby Newsome wrapped up game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Nan Jarrell and Debbie Edgerton won low net and low putts, respectively....

Monday, August 15, 2011

Saints' infielder signs NLI with MOC

The decision made perfect sense to Cody Davis. Each of the past two summers, the Southern Wayne grad has fielded ground balls and turned double plays as a middle infielder for Wayne County Post 11, which plays its home games...

Lane Tree LGA

Lane Tree LGA * NASHVILLE -- Linda Watson captured first low net and Mary Ann Sutton claimed second low net in championship flight play during an Eastern Carolina Ladies Golf Association tournament contested at Birchwood Country Club. Novella Zambelli earned...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Carolina Lookouts - World Series champs

A group of 12 girls proved over a 12-month period that their love for softball goes much deeper than a glove, a bat or a bright yellow ball. Their success on the diamond derived from dedication and commitment. And they...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Capps signs with Seattle

MOC Sports Information SEATTLE -- Carter Capps is officially a Seattle Mariner. A third-round selection in the 2011 Major League Baseball first-year player draft, Capps signed a contract and reports to the club's Class A affiliate Clinton (Iowa) today. "Carter...

Triton tabbed as ECC favorite

Triton has been in contention to claim a conference football championship each of the past four seasons, and finally broke through in 2010 by earning a share of the Eastern Carolina 3-A crown -- its first in program history. League...

Association ruling draws uproar from community

Courtesy WRAL.com NEWTON GROVE -- The N.C. High School Athletic Association has ruled that 19-year-old Brett Bowden can no longer participate in practices or games as a member of the team because he's exceeded the maximum age limit to play....

Cougars, Chargers picked to contend for Carolina 1-A crown

Goldsboro is once again considered one of the favorites to reign supreme in the Carolina 1-A Conference in 2011. Only this year they have a little company. The Cougars earned three first-place votes and 23 total points in the annual...

Local golf

Walnut Creek LGA * NASHVILLE -- Kathy Woodard recorded a low-gross score of 73 in championship flight play during an East Carolina Ladies Golf Association meet contested at Birchwood Country Club on Thursday. Charlotte Campbell secured second low gross in...

Simmons places 7th

SNOW HILL -- Tara Simmons carded a 54-hole score of 232 and finished seventh overall in girls' division play during the 7th annual Dogwood State Junior Championship contested at Cutter Creek Golf Club. Simmons, a rising junior at Charles...

Teams begin Series title quest

The Associated Press SHELBY -- American Legion baseball teams from around the country are in North Carolina, where a high school stadium will be home for the organization's World Series for the next four years. Eight teams from New Jersey...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Triton the favorite in ECC

Triton has been in contention to claim a conference football championship each of the past four seasons, and finally broke through in 2010 by earning a share of the Eastern Carolina 3-A crown -- its first in program history. League...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cherryville Post 100 kicked out of Southeast Regional

The Associated Press SUMTER, S.C. -- A brawl after a play at the plate has put American Legion baseball teams from North Carolina and Georgia out of the 2011 Southeast Regional. The decision to remove both teams from the double-elimination...

Goldsboro Family Y Sprint Triathlon results

Overall results, men and women combined, from the 26th annual Goldsboro Family Y Sprint Triathlon contested Saturday at Walnut Creek Village. Participants competed in 1/2-mile swim, 20-mile bike ride and 5K run: Runner, Hometown Time 1. Phillip Rowan, Greenville 1:26:57...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Greenville's Rowan takes overall male crown at triathlon

An overcast morning greeted 86 of the state's best athletes on Saturday at the 26th annual Goldsboro YMCA Sprint Triathlon. None of the competitors seemed to mind as the cloudy conditions led to slightly cooler temperatures for the event --a...

First Buccaneer -- Pate's brother recalls memorable moment

Ed Casey closes his eyes and reaches back more than 60 years -- searching through an 87-year-old memory for the details associated with a football game that made history. But he comes up short when asked who his alma mater...

Goldsboro's Jerry Johnson inducted into NCHSAA Athletics Hall of Fame

The brown envelope stayed untouched on the kitchen counter. "I'll get it to soon," thought Jerry Johnson. Two days later, the return address finally caught Johnson's eye. In the upper left-hand corner, in bright orange and blue lettering, the sender...

26th Goldsboro Family Y Triathlon Results

Results from the 26th annual Goldsboro Family Y Sprint Triathlon contested Saturday at Walnut Creek Village. Competitors completed a half-mile swim, 20-mike bike ride and 5-kilometer run: OVERALL Male Runner, Hometown Time 1. Phillip Rowan, Greenville 1:26:57 2. Kyle Pitchford,...

Friday, August 5, 2011

EW-CBA football camps have strong first days

There's nothing like locker room fodder. Third-year Eastern Wayne varsity football coach Bubba Williams perused the Internet one afternoon and found the preseason NCPreps.com conference predictions. The Warriors are picked to finish fifth in the Eastern Carolina 3-A ranks. "That's...

David Thornton retires

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After nearly a decade of playing professional football, Tennessee Titans outside linebacker David Thornton announced his retirement from the National Football League earlier today. Thornton graduated from Goldsboro High School and was a walk-on at the University...

Geeker Classic Remix

One Geeker Classic just wasn't enough. More than 300 people attended the inaugural event nearly two months ago, and have demanded another day-long, basketball festival. So, Eric Vaughn is obliging hoops fans with a Geeker Classic Remix. The middle...

Jerry Kittrell - The shootist

When Jerry Kittrell pulls the trigger on his Colt 1911 it is almost second nature. There is no fear, no hesitation and no doubt about where the bullet will wind up. Kittrell, a retired United States Air Force senior master...

Aycock trio announces college selections

Childhood opponents in middle school and Babe Ruth baseball, then teammates on two tradition-rich baseball programs, three Charles B. Aycock graduates made their college intentions official Thursday afternoon. Aaron Champion and Jonathan Taylor will continue their careers at Brunswick Community...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Area teams logging valuable hours at workouts

Scrimmages are getting closer. Coaches are beginning to pencil in starters on offense and defense. All high school football teams in the News-Argus readership area started working out in shoulder pads Tuesday. Live, full-body contact can begin either Friday or...

Bulldogs' Carr must be held accountable for actions

Growing up in a stern household, I distinctly remember a conversation that took place on a sultry, summer evening. My dad had just gone to bed. Mom and I were watching TV. The phone rang. Mom answered and immediately shook...

Summers ready to direct WCDS boys', girls' soccer programs

Part of a championship-caliber soccer program at Charles B. Aycock, Scott Summers hopes to continue that success at his next stop -- Wayne Country Day. Only this time, Summers is the head coach. An avid player with a passion for...

Rams chasing fellow EPC 2-A powers

SNOW HILL -- Teams in the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference simply have to work harder to compete. Ken Grantham knows that better than anyone. Grantham and his Greene Central squad have been on the field the past two days polishing...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf

Walnut Creek LGA • Faye Franklin captured low gross during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Joyce Reynolds seized low net. Evelyn Rose and Betty Holloway shared low putts....

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

GHS - RW open practice

Four football teams in the News-Argus readership area hit the field for the first time on Monday. For the players and coaches it was worth the wait. Princeton, Rosewood, Charles B. Aycock and Goldsboro each grabbed their helmets and hit...

Lane Tree LGA

Lane Tree LGA * Libby Newsome seized game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Teresa Shearin and Novella Zambelli secured low net and low putts, respectively....