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Monday, October 31, 2011

Prep football notebook

Southern Wayne found itself entrenched in a four-game losing streak from late September to mid-October after starting the season 4-0. The Saints' playoff hopes were fading before they reeled off two consecutive wins. Coach David Lee's team regained confidence in...

Monday preps

Boys' soccer Tanner, Neal recognized * WILSON -- Wayne Country Day senior Hil Tanner and junior Cody Neal earned spots on the 2011 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A all-state boys' soccer squad. Tanner emerged the area's leading scorer...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wallace-Rose Hill-James Kenan box

Wallace-Rose Hill 0 7 0 9 -- 16 James Kenan 0 0 6 0 -- 6 Second quarter WRH -- 8 run (kick good) Third quarter JK -- Barnes 1 run Fourth quarter WRH -- Safety WRH -- 38 run...

Lakewood eliminates Princeton from 1-A volleyball playoffs

PRINCETON -- Princeton's eight seniors can walk away from their respective volleyball careers knowing they truly left everything they had on the floor Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs displayed the resolve they've demonstrated all year and rode the emotion of a...

Saints' offense explodes in 2nd half

PIKEVILLE -- With its postseason future hanging in the balance, Southern Wayne turned a second half full of big plays into a big win Friday evening. The Saints scored all four of the second-half touchdowns on plays of 40 yards...

Southern Wayne-Aycock box

Southern Wayne 0 17 12 22 -- 51 C.B. Aycock 0 14 7 7 -- 28 Second quarter SW -- Outlaw 3 run (Rodriguez kick), 11:02 CBA -- Snowden 17 run (Person kick), 5:05 SW -- Sutton 3 run (Rodriguez...

Rosewood, Aycock have 36 holes left to play in respective seasons

By RUDY COGGINS News-Argus Sports Editor A second-year team and a well-established program will represent Wayne County when the 2011 N.C. High School Athletic Association women's golf championships begin Monday morning in southeastern North Carolina. Rosewood qualified for its first-ever...

North Duplin-Spring Creek box

North Duplin 20 7 14 0 -- 41 Spring Creek 0 6 0 0 -- 6 First quarter ND -- Oliver 42 run (Juarez kick), 11:18 ND -- Oliver 51 run (Kick failed), 7:21 ND -- Oliver 23 run (Juarez...

PHS-RW boxscore

Princeton 0 0 6 13 -- 19 Rosewood 7 21 0 6 -- 34 First quarter R -- McGown 14 run (Robinson kick), 6:02 Second quarter R -- Whitley 4 run (Robinson kick), 7:45 R -- Cavenaugh 2 fumble return...

Rosewood continues dominance over archrival Princeton

Rosewood sent its seniors out in style. The Eagles played near-flawless football in the first half of a 34-19 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference archrival Princeton on Friday night at Branch Pope Field. Both teams will be in the N.C....

NC prep football scores

Thursday's game Durham Jordan 42, Durham Riverside 21 Friday's games Albemarle 17, South Stanly 0 Alexander Central 48, Lenoir Hibriten 19 Andrews 41, Hayesville 12 Apex Middle Creek 33, Apex 0 Ashe County 35, East Wilkes 6 Asheville 21, Asheville...

MOC spikers overcome 2-1 deficit, turn back North Greenville

MOUNT OLIVE -- Stay focused. Relax. But most importantly -- talk. Oh, don't forget the "on" switch, either. Once the Mount Olive College volleyball team finally terminated points in a quick fashion, it turned back North Greenville (S.C.) University 25-18,...

Goldsboro-AG box

Goldsboro 6 0 6 6 -- 18 Ayden-Grifton 14 14 7 7 -- 42 First quarter AG -- Gent 47 run (Ramirez kick), 8:38 AG -- Larry 5 run (Ramirez kick), 6:53 G -- Floyd 21 punt return (kick failed),...

Cougars denied chance at third straight Carolina 1-A football title

LITTLEFIELD -- All good things must come to an end. Goldsboro hunted but just couldn't catch its prey and surrendered the big prize -- the Carolina 1-A Conference championship -- to Ayden-Grifton on a breezy, chilly Friday evening. The Chargers...

Eastern Wayne-North Lenoir box

Eastern Wayne 0 14 12 7 -- 33 North Lenoir 0 7 3 6 -- 16 Second quarter EW -- Smith 3 run (Sasser kick), 5:44 EW -- Days 31 run (Sasser kick), 2:21 NL -- Clark 28 pass from...

Farmville Central-Greene Central box

Farmville Central 7 6 6 13 -- 32 Greene Central 13 6 18 16 -- 53 First quarter FC -- Taylor 31 pass from Fockley (kick good), 7:34 GC -- Bishop 31 pass from Shackleford (Johnson kick), 3:20 GC --...

Days accounts for 4 TDs in Eastern Wayne road win

Varsity football Eastern Wayne 33, North Lenoir 16 * LaGRANGE -- Tykwan Days had two rushing touchdowns and caught a pair of touchdown passes as Eastern Wanye concluded its regular season with a 33-16 win on Friday night at Eastern...

Connor Jones -- STATE CHAMP

CHARLOTTE -- Connor Jones looked back one last time. Then he looked ahead into open space. Flags that marked the finishing area waved in the cold air and Jones zeroed in at a full sprint. Yep, he had saved his...

Friday, October 28, 2011

St. Andrews leaving Conference Carolinas

HIGH POINT -- Conference Carolinas will have 12 members next year as St. Andrews University announced its move to NAIA membership and championship play at the conclusion of this year. St. Andrews, no longer an NCAA member, is currently...

Playoff seedings, league titles on the line

There is nothing quite like the passion, intensity, familiarity, bitterness and history associated with a rivalry in the world of sports. Rivalries have split communities, infiltrated families and neighborhoods and been an ongoing source of bragging rights for generations. Whether...

Hill has 17-kill effort, Princeton knocks out Dixon

Jacksonville Daily News HOLLY RIDGE -- Princeton took care of yet another Coastal Plains Conference member and advanced to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A sectional volleyball playoffs. Amber Hill led the way with 17 kills, and Princeton...

Local Preps Digest

Boys' soccer Rosewood 4, Ayden-Grifton 3 * LITTLEFIELD -- Tan Truong punched in two goals and Rosewood concluded regular-season play with a 4-3 victory over Ayden-Grifton in a Carolina 1-A Conference contest. Corey Lynn and Reed Howell added one goal...

Sophomore wants state 1-A crown

Connor Jones knew almost nothing about the sport of cross country four years ago. Now, almost all Jones knows how to do is win. Considered to be one of the top runners in the state, Jones hopes to prove it...

Stevens: Tried and true, these are tops in 2011

High school football -- as a fan, player, coach, parent, administrator or sports writer -- can be just as much about the atmosphere on Friday nights as the game itself. Finding that perfect parking space, smelling the good aromas from...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bill Kemp Invitational results

Results from the 2011 Bill Kemp Invitational contested Wednesday afternoon at historic Waynesborough Park: BOYS Team scores C.B. Aycock 50 Spring Creek 52 Eastern Wayne 61 Rosewood 62 Top 15 individuals 1. Nick Britt, Rosewood 18:24 2. Allen Coor, Spring...

Goldsboro and Princeton play to draw

Goldsboro answered each Princeton goal in dramatic fashion, but couldn't get the senior night result it desired Wednesday evening. Ethan Minshew supplied the game-tying goal in the 77th minute, however the Cougars settled for a 3-3 double-overtime draw against the...

Bill Kemp Invitational won by C.B. Aycock

Run hard and make your last meet as a team memorable. Charles B. Aycock did just that Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons executed their coach's advice to near perfection and almost took home all the hardware from the 2011 Bill...

Thursday digest

Boys' soccer North Lenoir 4, Triton 3 (OT) * LaGRANGE -- North Lenoir overcame an early deficit and rallied for a 4-3 win to capture the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' soccer tournament championship on Wednesday night. After watching Triton...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Trojan women steamroll Bulldogs; men endure 3-1 defeat

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Tia Rose broke open a tight match with two goals in a span of less than two minutes midway through the second half as Mount Olive clinched the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas East...

Wayne Christian stops Epiphany

Wayne Christian survived a third-set hiccup and finished off The Epiphany School 25-17, 25-4, 21-25, 25-16 in the opening round of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A state volleyball playoffs on Tuesday night. The Eagles (18-6 overall) face third-seeded...

Princeton moves into 3rd round

PRINCETON -- Take a deep breath. Play your game. Feed off the crowd. Princeton did all of these things and overcame a first-set loss in a 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-19 victory over Pamlico in the second round of the N.C....

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball South Brunswick 3, C.B. Aycock 1 * SOUTHPORT -- Charles B. Aycock overcame a slow first set but couldn't keep the momentum going in a 25-9, 20-25, 25-18, 25-19 loss on Tuesday evening at South Brunswick in the second...

Spring Creek secures playoff victory in doubles

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's tennis players expected to receive a customary pre-match speech from head coach Beverly Boltinhouse. They couldn't believe their ears. Boltinhouse said "this might be your last senior game." Silence followed for a brief second. "We're...

SC-Lejeune tennis box

Spring Creek 6 Lejeune 3 Singles: No. 1 Kristen O'Brien (L) d. Emily Daniel 6-2, 7-5; No. 2 Leah Fitzgerald (L) d. Heather Frey 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Katlyn Casey (SC) d. Cait Cobb 6-3, 6-2; No. 4 Katherine Bradley...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

3-A East golf regional

NASHVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock survived the tough battle and Tara Simmons enjoyed another "relaxing" day during the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A girls eastern regional golf tournament a sunsplashed Monday afternoon. Simmons repeated as the regional champion...

SC-Golds soccer

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek sent its seniors out in style. Each of the Gators' senior position players scored a goal in a 9-1 victory over Goldsboro on Monday evening. Spring Creek clinched its fourth consecutive Carolina 1-A Conference championship...

Tuesday preps

Boys' soccer North Lenoir 7, Cleveland 2 * LaGRANGE -- North Lenoir scored three goals in a four-minute span in the first half and rolled past Cleveland, 7-2, in the semifinals of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' soccer tournament...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Prep football notebook

Eastern Wayne's coaching staff is asking the "what if" question since its mid-October run against Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opposition. The Warriors stunned Southern Wayne on a last-second field goal three weeks ago and followed that up with a victory...

Preps digest

Volleyball Eagles receive at-large bid * Wayne Christian has received an at-large bid to the 2011 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A volleyball playoffs. The Eagles (17-6 overall) drew the No. 6 seed and play host to 11th-seeded Epiphany School...

Regional tennis

WILSON -- Six Wayne County tennis players extended their respective individual seasons for at least one more week. Eastern Wayne's Savannah Sutton and Grace Delbridge ended up second and third, respectively, in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A east...

Scarborough Field of Dreams

MOUNT OLIVE -- For the third consecutive year the players on the Mount Olive College baseball squad met on the field to give back to the community. Unfortunately for the team, almost no one noticed. The Trojans took to the...

WCDS tennis column

Always cautiously optimistic and pleased no matter the outcome, Wayne Country Day head girls' tennis coach Jo Ann Logan and her players felt this was their year. Those dreams became reality Friday afternoon. As twilight danced and shadows lengthened on...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ayden-Grifton-Princeton box

Ayden-Grifton 13 15 14 0 -- 42 Princeton 0 7 0 0 -- 7 First quarter AG -- Larry 7 run (kick failed), 6:38 AG -- Larry 10 run (Ramirez kick), 3:37 Second quarter AG -- Blount 22 run (Ramirez...

Cleveland upsets Aycock in ECC tournament

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock got caught sleep walking. And Cleveland opened the door for a new Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' soccer tournament champion Saturday evening. Jack Hunt scored on a cross in the 71st minute of the Rams'...

Aycock sweeps Hunt

PIKEVILLE -- What a grinder. Playing its best "survivor" role, Charles B. Aycock advanced in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A volleyball playoffs with an opening-round 25-21, 25-20, 25-18 triumph over Wilson Hunt on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Falcons...

Chargers emerge CPIC 1-A tournament champs

"Are you 100 percent sure?" asked Katherine Roethling as she unwrapped a piece of candy. "I'll check again," said Wayne Country Day head coach Jo Ann Logan. Logan flipped through the pages of results, silently added the numbers in her...

Goldsboro-Spring Creek box

Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Goldsboro 27 7 6 0 -- 40 First quarter G -- Murphy 1 run (Odom kick), 9:57 G -- Harris 8 run (Odom kick), 6:13 G -- Harris 25 run (Odom kick),...

Triton shuts down Warriors

Two big plays. One turnover. That's all that prevented Triton from avoiding Eastern Wayne's ambush on a chilly Friday evening at Little Big Horn. Dedrick Stacker rushed for two touchdowns and the Hawks' defense logged its third shutout of the...

Rosewood hangs on to beat Midway

Rosewood overcame some sluggish play and a fifth set match point to beat Midway 25-23, 25-19, 17-25, 13-25, 19-17 on Saturday night in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A playoffs. After losing to North Duplin...

NC prep football scores

Friday's scores Albemarle 75, North Moore 0 Andrews 14, Cherokee 7 Apex Middle Creek 28, Holly Springs 14 Ashe County 16, East Bend Forbush 11 Asheboro 47, Southwestern Randolph 12 Asheville 39, North Buncombe 8 Asheville Roberson 27, Asheville Reynolds...

N. Duplin-Rosewood box

Rosewood 7 0 0 0 -- 7 North Duplin 7 7 21 7 -- 42 First quarter R -- Dickerson 5 run (Robinson kick), 6:00 ND -- Mora 2 run (Juarez kick), 1:14 Second quarter ND -- Oliver 46 run...

Oliver runs over Eagles

CALYPSO -- Devin Oliver may have played his last game at H.E. Grubbs Field, but he made sure he won't be forgotten in Calypso anytime soon. Oliver rushed for 269 yards and five touchdowns on 18 carries in North Duplin's...

N. Lenoir-S.Wayne box

North Lenoir 7 0 0 7 -- 14 Southern Wayne 6 7 12 7 -- 32 First quarter SW -- Sutton 56 punt return (kick failed), 9:42 NL -- Troy 30 pass from Baker (Baird kick), 4:15 Second quarter SW...

Saints upend Hawks, snap 4-game skid

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne kept its playoff hopes alive with a Senior Night victory over North Lenoir on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference football scene on Friday night. The Saints scored two touchdowns in less than one minute in the...

Prep football roundup

James Kenan 27, Trask 7 ROCKY POINT -- James Kenan head coach Ken Avent Jr. was afraid his team would start slow against Tri-County 1-A Conference opponent Heide Trask. On Friday night his fears were realized as the Tigers took...

Triton-E. Wayne box

Triton 0 14 0 8 -- 22 Eastern Wayne 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Second quarter T -- Penny 6 run (Baglioni kick), 5:12 T -- Stacker 3 run (Baglioni kick), 1:08 Fourth quarter T -- Stacker 4 run...

Trask-J.Kenan box

James Kenan 7 0 7 13 -- 27 Trask 7 0 0 0 -- 7 First quarter T -- Trask 21 pass (kick good), 9:09 JK -- Best 7 run (Bautista kick), 0:59 Third quarter JK -- Phillips 29 run...

SW Edgecombe-Greene Central box

SW Edgecombe 7 7 0 6 -- 20 Greene Central 0 0 14 0 -- 14 First quarter SWE -- Wooten 52 pass from McKinnon (Pridgen kick), 9:00 Second quarter SWE -- Hinton 8 run (Pridgen kick), 2:54 Third quarter...

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Dixon 3, Goldsboro 0 * HOLLY RIDGE -- Goldsboro had its season come to a close with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-14 loss in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A state playoffs on Saturday...

Aycock sweeps Hunt

PIKEVILLE -- What a grinder. Playing its best "survivor" role, Charles B. Aycock advanced in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A volleyball playoffs with an opening-round 25-21, 25-20, 25-18 triumph over Wilson Hunt on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Falcons...

Ayden-Grifton-Princeton box

Ayden-Grifton 13 15 14 0 -- 42 Princeton 0 7 0 0 -- 7 First quarter AG -- Larry 7 run (kick failed), 6:38 AG -- Larry 10 run (Ramirez kick), 3:37 Second quarter AG -- Blount 22 run (Ramirez...

Chargers emerge CPIC 1-A tournament champs

"Are you 100 percent sure?" asked Katherine Roethling as she unwrapped a piece of candy. "I'll check again," said Wayne Country Day head coach Jo Ann Logan. Logan flipped through the pages of results, silently added the numbers in her...

Cleveland upsets Aycock in ECC tournament

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock got caught sleep walking. And Cleveland opened the door for a new Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' soccer tournament champion Saturday evening. Jack Hunt scored on a cross in the 71st minute of the Rams'...

Rosewood hangs on to beat Midway

Rosewood overcame some sluggish play and a fifth set match point to beat Midway 25-23, 25-19, 17-25, 13-25, 19-17 on Saturday night in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A playoffs. After losing to North Duplin...

Goldsboro-Spring Creek box

Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Goldsboro 27 7 6 0 -- 40 First quarter G -- Murphy 1 run (Odom kick), 9:57 G -- Harris 8 run (Odom kick), 6:13 G -- Harris 25 run (Odom kick),...

Triton shuts down Warriors

Two big plays. One turnover. That's all that prevented Triton from avoiding Eastern Wayne's ambush on a chilly Friday evening at Little Big Horn. Dedrick Stacker rushed for two touchdowns and the Hawks' defense logged its third shutout of the...

NC prep football scores

Friday's scores Albemarle 75, North Moore 0 Andrews 14, Cherokee 7 Apex Middle Creek 28, Holly Springs 14 Ashe County 16, East Bend Forbush 11 Asheboro 47, Southwestern Randolph 12 Asheville 39, North Buncombe 8 Asheville Roberson 27, Asheville Reynolds...

Oliver runs over Eagles

CALYPSO -- Devin Oliver may have played his last game at H.E. Grubbs Field, but he made sure he won't be forgotten in Calypso anytime soon. Oliver rushed for 269 yards and five touchdowns on 18 carries in North Duplin's...

N. Lenoir-S.Wayne box

North Lenoir 7 0 0 7 -- 14 Southern Wayne 6 7 12 7 -- 32 First quarter SW -- Sutton 56 punt return (kick failed), 9:42 NL -- Troy 30 pass from Baker (Baird kick), 4:15 Second quarter SW...

N. Duplin-Rosewood box

Rosewood 7 0 0 0 -- 7 North Duplin 7 7 21 7 -- 42 First quarter R -- Dickerson 5 run (Robinson kick), 6:00 ND -- Mora 2 run (Juarez kick), 1:14 Second quarter ND -- Oliver 46 run...

Saints upend Hawks, snap 4-game skid

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne kept its playoff hopes alive with a Senior Night victory over North Lenoir on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference football scene on Friday night. The Saints scored two touchdowns in less than one minute in the...

Prep football roundup

James Kenan 27, Trask 7 ROCKY POINT -- James Kenan head coach Ken Avent Jr. was afraid his team would start slow against Tri-County 1-A Conference opponent Heide Trask. On Friday night his fears were realized as the Tigers took...

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Dixon 3, Goldsboro 0 * HOLLY RIDGE -- Goldsboro had its season come to a close with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-14 loss in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A state playoffs on Saturday...

Triton-E. Wayne box

Triton 0 14 0 8 -- 22 Eastern Wayne 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Second quarter T -- Penny 6 run (Baglioni kick), 5:12 T -- Stacker 3 run (Baglioni kick), 1:08 Fourth quarter T -- Stacker 4 run...

Trask-J.Kenan box

James Kenan 7 0 7 13 -- 27 Trask 7 0 0 0 -- 7 First quarter T -- Trask 21 pass (kick good), 9:09 JK -- Best 7 run (Bautista kick), 0:59 Third quarter JK -- Phillips 29 run...

SW Edgecombe-Greene Central box

SW Edgecombe 7 7 0 6 -- 20 Greene Central 0 0 14 0 -- 14 First quarter SWE -- Wooten 52 pass from McKinnon (Pridgen kick), 9:00 Second quarter SWE -- Hinton 8 run (Pridgen kick), 2:54 Third quarter...

Prep football roundup

James Kenan 27, Trask 7 ROCKY POINT -- James Kenan head coach Ken Avent Jr. was afraid his team would start slow against Tri-County 1-A Conference opponent Heide Trask. On Friday night his fears were realized as the Tigers took...

Triton-E. Wayne box

Triton 0 14 0 8 -- 22 Eastern Wayne 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Second quarter T -- Penny 6 run (Baglioni kick), 5:12 T -- Stacker 3 run (Baglioni kick), 1:08 Fourth quarter T -- Stacker 4 run...

Trask-J.Kenan box

James Kenan 7 0 7 13 -- 27 Trask 7 0 0 0 -- 7 First quarter T -- Trask 21 pass (kick good), 9:09 JK -- Best 7 run (Bautista kick), 0:59 Third quarter JK -- Phillips 29 run...

SW Edgecombe-Greene Central box

SW Edgecombe 7 7 0 6 -- 20 Greene Central 0 0 14 0 -- 14 First quarter SWE -- Wooten 52 pass from McKinnon (Pridgen kick), 9:00 Second quarter SWE -- Hinton 8 run (Pridgen kick), 2:54 Third quarter...

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Dixon 3, Goldsboro 0 * HOLLY RIDGE -- Goldsboro had its season come to a close with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-14 loss in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A state playoffs on Saturday...

Oliver runs over Eagles

CALYPSO -- Devin Oliver may have played his last game at H.E. Grubbs Field, but he made sure he won't be forgotten in Calypso anytime soon. Oliver rushed for 269 yards and five touchdowns on 18 carries in North Duplin's...

Saints upend Hawks, snap 4-game skid

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne kept its playoff hopes alive with a Senior Night victory over North Lenoir on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference football scene on Friday night. The Saints scored two touchdowns in less than one minute in the...

N. Lenoir-S.Wayne box

North Lenoir 7 0 0 7 -- 14 Southern Wayne 6 7 12 7 -- 32 First quarter SW -- Sutton 56 punt return (kick failed), 9:42 NL -- Troy 30 pass from Baker (Baird kick), 4:15 Second quarter SW...

N. Duplin-Rosewood box

Rosewood 7 0 0 0 -- 7 North Duplin 7 7 21 7 -- 42 First quarter R -- Dickerson 5 run (Robinson kick), 6:00 ND -- Mora 2 run (Juarez kick), 1:14 Second quarter ND -- Oliver 46 run...

Rosewood hangs on to beat Midway

Rosewood overcame some sluggish play and a fifth set match point to beat Midway 25-23, 25-19, 17-25, 13-25, 19-17 on Saturday night in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A playoffs. After losing to North Duplin...

Goldsboro-Spring Creek box

Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Goldsboro 27 7 6 0 -- 40 First quarter G -- Murphy 1 run (Odom kick), 9:57 G -- Harris 8 run (Odom kick), 6:13 G -- Harris 25 run (Odom kick),...

NC prep football scores

Friday's scores Albemarle 75, North Moore 0 Andrews 14, Cherokee 7 Apex Middle Creek 28, Holly Springs 14 Ashe County 16, East Bend Forbush 11 Asheboro 47, Southwestern Randolph 12 Asheville 39, North Buncombe 8 Asheville Roberson 27, Asheville Reynolds...

Chargers emerge CPIC 1-A tournament champs

"Are you 100 percent sure?" asked Katherine Roethling as she unwrapped a piece of candy. "I'll check again," said Wayne Country Day head coach Jo Ann Logan. Logan flipped through the pages of results, silently added the numbers in her...

Triton shuts down Warriors

Two big plays. One turnover. That's all that prevented Triton from avoiding Eastern Wayne's ambush on a chilly Friday evening at Little Big Horn. Dedrick Stacker rushed for two touchdowns and the Hawks' defense logged its third shutout of the...

Aycock sweeps Hunt

PIKEVILLE -- What a grinder. Playing its best "survivor" role, Charles B. Aycock advanced in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A volleyball playoffs with an opening-round 25-21, 25-20, 25-18 triumph over Wilson Hunt on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Falcons...

Ayden-Grifton-Princeton box

Ayden-Grifton 13 15 14 0 -- 42 Princeton 0 7 0 0 -- 7 First quarter AG -- Larry 7 run (kick failed), 6:38 AG -- Larry 10 run (Ramirez kick), 3:37 Second quarter AG -- Blount 22 run (Ramirez...

Cleveland upsets Aycock in ECC tournament

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock got caught sleep walking. And Cleveland opened the door for a new Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' soccer tournament champion Saturday evening. Jack Hunt scored on a cross in the 71st minute of the Rams'...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saints' Best earns spot in Eastern Regional

Michala Best quietly and confidently climbed the ladder during her Southern Wayne tennis career. And she undoubtedly saved her best for last in the season-ending Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' singles tournament. A senior, Best battled through consolation-round play and...

Trojan women selected third, men picked fourth in Conference Carolinas polls

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive's run as the Conference Carolinas women's basketball tournament runner-up in three of the last four seasons just might end this winter. Or will it? The Trojan men, if they stay healthy, may finally have the...

Preps digest: Area volleyball teams begin playoffs Saturday

Volleyball Five teams will see action * Volleyball teams in the News-Argus readership area begin their respective quests for state championships when they serve up action in the 2011 N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs Saturday. Eastern Carolina 3-A regular-season...

Tigers flourishing in Wing-T scheme

When life gave the James Kenan football team a full plate of bad breaks over the first three weeks of the season, the Tigers could have quit. Instead the team decided to make the best of it. Following an 0-3...

Stevens: Cougars defense improving

October 28 has been circled on Goldsboro head football coach Eric Reid's calendar for quite some time. That evening the Cougars travel to Ayden-Grifton for what's become an annual meeting to decide the Carolina 1-A Conference championship. The two teams...

Mount Olive plays host to Field of Dreams clinic

Dust off the cleats, oil up the leather glove and find your bats. Get ready for some fall baseball action. The United Way of Wayne County and the Mount Olive College baseball team is co-sponsoring the fourth annual Field of...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday preps

Girls' golf Aycock claims ECC title * SMITHFIELD -- Charles B. Aycock put the finishing touches on its Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' golf championship with a 288-347 triumph over South Johnston on the Country Club of Johnston County links...

Sammy Watkins

The Associated Press CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins finally looked like a freshman early on against Maryland -- and Tigers coach Dabo Swinney called him on it. Watkins, who has performed more like an all-ACC selection than a...

S. Creek-RHS soccer

Rosewood did its best to slow down Spring Creek at Branch Pope Field on Wednesday evening. A torrential rain storm finally did. The Gators led 3-1 at halftime before officials called the contest due to heavy rain. Spring Creek clinched...

Princeton-N. Duplin volleyball

PRINCETON -- Defense has been the cornerstone to Princeton's success on the volleyball court all season. Wednesday evening was no exception. Outside hitter Amber Hill delivered a 13-kill performance and the Bulldogs grabbed the "double-double" with a 25-14, 20-25, 25-12,...

ECC cross country

South Johnston's talented duo finished just one second apart. That is exactly what Trojans head coach Joe Loia wanted to see. Katie Hodges won the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' cross country individual championship on Wednesday at Waynesborough Park. Hodges...

Carolina 1-A XC championships

MOUNT OLIVE -- The old Nick Britt is back. And he's a conference champion -- for the fourth time. Britt successfully defended his Carolina 1-A Conference cross country crown with an 18-minute, 53-second effort during the season-ending meet Wednesday afternoon...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Local Preps Digest

Girls' tennis Eastern Wayne 9, Currituck 0 * CURRITUCK -- Eastern Wayne won in convincing fashion with a 9-0 victory on Tuesday afternoon at Currituck in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A dual-team playoffs....

Little Eagles prevail

Youth football Neuse River Youth League 10-Under * Rosewood 20, Eastern Wayne 19 -- Amrei Atwell led the Little Eagles' offense with three touchdowns. Jeffrey Getchell and Case Kermode also contributed on offense. The defense was led by Ja'shawn Northam,...

Top-seeded Dogs sweep Goldsboro in semifinals

PRINCETON -- Princeton played with precision. The Bulldogs were not about to miss out on a chance to reach the Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball tournament title game. Princeton turned back Goldsboro in the semifinal round 25-16, 25-11, 25-8 on Tuesday...

Rebels pull out four-set triumph

PRINCETON -- North Duplin was all smiles. Rosewood was upset ... literally. The Rebels overcame a sluggish first set and rallied for an 8-25, 26-24, 25-18, 25-20 victory in the semifinals of the Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball tournament at Princeton...

Hawks blank Golden Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- A conference Charles B. Aycock has largely dominated for the better part of six years has become a growing source of frustration. Filiberto Gonzalez scored the only two goals of the game in North Lenoir's 2-0 win Tuesday...

Aycock sets up third meeting with Triton

PIKEVILLE -- Keep swinging. Chip away. And whatever you do, don't let them come back. All those thoughts flowed through the Charles B. Aycock players Tuesday evening when South Johnston raced to a seven-point advantage in the third set. "We...

Aycock-N. Central tennis box

Nash Central 6 C.B. Aycock 0 Singles: No. 1 Randi Price (NC) d. Brooke Barfield 6-3, 6-0; No. 2 Kaley Price (NC) d. Ashton Walker 6-3, 6-3; No. 3 Lizzie Eakin (NC) d. Katie Gurley 6-4, 4-6, 10-4; No. 4...

Bulldogs knock out Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock ran into a better version of itself Tuesday afternoon -- state-ranked Nash Central. The unbeaten Bulldogs controlled the tempo from the opening serve on each singles court and cranked out a 6-0, first-round victory in...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spring Creek falls to North Duplin volleyball

CALYPSO -- North Duplin head coach Kelly Brown didn't mince words after her team's victory over Spring Creek on Monday evening in the quarterfinals of the Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball tournament. In order to continue to advance Brown knows her...

Local digest

Boys' soccer North Lenoir 9, Southern Wayne 0 * LaGRANGE -- Caleb Baird recorded his fourth shutout of the seaosn as North Lenoir controlled Southern Wayne 9-0 on Monday night. Chastin Radford fired home a hat trick (three goals) in...

C.B. Aycock volleyball downs Eastern Wayne

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock did not play its most inspired match of the season Monday night against Eastern Wayne in the opening round of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference volleyball tournament. In the end, the Golden Falcons won and...

MOC golf tournament

The 3rd annual Mount Olive College Baseball golf tournament is Friday at Southern Wayne Country Club. The entry fee is $65 per person or $260 per team for the super ball event, which tees off at 1 p.m. First- and...

MOC Green-White games give coaches perspective

MOUNT OLIVE -- There's plenty of work left to do. Wendy Lee and Joey Higginbotham shared that sentiment after unveiling their women's and men's basketball teams, respectively, during an exhibition as part of the inaugural "Meet the Mount Olive Coaches...

Cougars get conference tourney win

CALYPSO -- The restoration project of Goldsboro's volleyball program took another historic turn Monday evening. It nearly left head coach TJ Lancaster on the verge of tears. The Cougars swept Ayden-Grifton 25-20, 25-17, 25-20 in the quarterfinals of the Carolina...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Prep football notebook

Block those guys Goldsboro's three 400-pound defensive tackles -- Cain Bryant, Adrian Warren and Quanderrio Wilder -- yielded little running space Friday evening against Princeton. The trio played a part in four quarterback sacks and Warren -- the "smallest" of...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Princeton-Goldsboro box

Princeton 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Goldsboro 15 7 7 7 -- 36 First quarter G -- Harris 17 run (Odom kick), 5:16 G -- Maddox 66 fumble return (Newkirk run), 1:46 Second quarter G -- Harris 3 run...

Goldsbro shuts out Princeton

Princeton had no intention of being a gracious guest during Goldsboro's homecoming celebration Friday evening. Oh, but the Bulldogs were. The Cougars converted three turnovers into touchdowns in a 36-0 victory at Cougar Stadium and remained perfect in three Carolina...

South Johnston drops Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- For two quarters on Friday night Southern Wayne looked like the team that began the season 4-0. Unfortunately for the Saints, it was two quarters too late. South Johnston jumped out to a 27-0 halftime lead and hung...

Local digest

Cross Country Jones prevails * CARY -- Wayne Christian's Conner Jones recorded a time of 17 minutes, 33 seconds and was the top male runner at the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference championships on Friday at Wake Med Soccer Park. Jones...

Spring Creek-Rosewood box

Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Rosewood 14 28 0 0 -- 42 First quarter RHS -- Dickerson 45 run (Robinson kick) RHS -- Whitley 15 run (Robinson kick) Second quarter RHS -- McGowan 27 run (Robinson kick)...

North Duplin-Ayden Grifton box

North Duplin 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Ayden-Grifton 13 6 14 7 -- 40 First quarter AG -- Blount 19 run (Ramirez kick), 9:40 AG -- Blount 13 run (kick failed), 5:35 Second quarter AG -- Green 5 run...

Wayne Country Day soccer drops Oakwood

Hil Tanner, Trent Proimos and Douglas Williams needed a couple of minutes to start their senior day party Friday afternoon. Their teammates soon joined in the fun. Tanner set single-game career highs for goals (five) and points (12) in Wayne...

NC prep football scores

Albemarle 23, East Montgomery 3 Alexander Central 35, Statesville 21 Alleghany County 35, Elkin 32 Apex 20, Northern Durham 20, TIE Apex Middle Creek 34, Raleigh Athens Drive 27 Asheboro 43, Thomasville Ledford 0 Asheville 42, Asheville Roberson 7 Asheville...

MOC Meet the Coaches scheduled for Monday

Where can you find good food, good conversation and meet All-Americans in one evening? Give up? Mount Olive College, of course. The inaugural "Meet the Coaches Night" dinner, sponsored by Southern Bank, is Monday on the MOC campus. Activities begin...

Midway-James Kenan box

James Kenan 13 14 13 0 -- 40 Midway 0 0 0 7 -- 7 First quarter JK -- Sutton 7 run, 6:11 JK -- Best 10 run (Bautista kick), 3:39 Second quarter JK -- Best 25 run (Bautista kick),...

Greene Central-Kinston box

Greene Central 0 0 0 12 -- 12 Kinston 12 7 7 15 -- 41 First quarter K -- Barnes 6 run, 1:41 Second quarter K -- Swinson 52 pass from Bradshaw, 10:11 K -- Jones 73 pass from Bradshaw...

Eastern Wayne tops CBA football

PIKEVILLE -- Eastern Wayne looked like a team that is starting to figure things out. Head coach Bubba Williams hopes that it is not to little, too late. The Warriors scored 17 points in the fourth quarter and buried county...

Week nine football briefs

Rosewood 42, Spring Creek 0 * Rosewood erupted for 42 points in the first half in its 42-0 homecoming victory over Spring Creek on Friday night. The Eagles rushed for 424 yards and five touchdowns. Jamari McGowan led Rosewood...

Eastern Wayne-CB Aycock box

Eastern Wayne 13 3 0 17 -- 33 C.B. Aycock 0 7 3 6 -- 16 First quarter EW -- Pender 5 run (Sasser kick), 9:31 EW -- Wiser 1 run (kick failed), 2:41 Second quarter CBA -- Garris 1...

Sutton wins ECC tennis singles title

Treat it like practice. Eastern Wayne's Savannah Sutton and Charles B. Aycock's tandem of Brooke Barfield-Ashton Walker each took that mentality into their respective championship matches as the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' tennis tournament concluded Friday afternoon. None walked...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bulldogs complete sweep of archrival

PRINCETON -- Princeton's eight seniors played a superb floor game, protected their court and put the finishing touches on a season-long goal Thursday evening. Setter Linda Smith handed out 37 assists and senior Nicole Melvin pounded out a match-high 14...

North Lenoir knocks off Eastern Wayne, builds momentum for ECC tournament

North Lenoir built some important momentum heading into the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference volleyball tournament. Eastern Wayne didn't get the senior night result it wanted. The Hawks' fed off Warriors' miscues in a 25-10, 25-19, 25-16 victory on Thursday evening...

New Tar Heels AD

AP Sports Writer CHAPEL HILL -- North Carolina's trustees were to meet today to approve the hiring of Tulsa athletic director Bubba Cunningham as the school's next AD, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday. The person spoke to...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' tennis Wayne Country Day 5, Greenfield 4 * WILSON -- Mack Thompson clinched the overall outcome and Katherine Roethling climbed to 8-0 in doubles play this season during Wayne Country Day's 5-4 triumph over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference...

Quarterback converted to tailback wants to help team win

Just like his straightforward, aggressive running style, Austin Snowden didn't hesitate when asked to move from quarterback to tailback. His team-first attitude only had him thinking about one thing. "Whatever I can do to help the team win," smiled the...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Local digest

Girls' golf Simmons captures Invitational * WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock junior Tara Simmons carded a 1-over par 72 and earned medalist honors in the Jim Boykin Jr. High School Girls Invitational contested on a wet Wednesday afternoon at Willow...

Rosewood holds back Princeton soccer

PRINCETON -- Rosewood needed overtime to sweep the season series from archrival Princeton, 2-1, on Wednesday night in a Carolina 1-A Conference boys' soccer game. In the end, the Eagles were just happy to win by any means necessary. Freshman...

MOC volleyball rolls

MOUNT OLIVE -- Fast starts. Slow finishes. Confidence. Everything favored the Mount Olive College women's volleyball team in a 27-25, 25-18, 25-18 non-conference triumph over St. Augustine's inside Kornegay Arena on Wednesday evening. Sophomore Carly White, the reigning Conference Carolinas...

E. Wayne drops Aycock soccer

Eastern Wayne found plenty to play for with its playoff hopes all but dashed this season. A visit from rival Charles B. Aycock and a chance to put a dent in the Golden Falcons' postseason chances was plenty of motivation....

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Wayne Christian 3, Cape Fear Christian 0 * Britney O'Hara recorded a double-double -- 14 kills and 12 digs -- in Wayne Christian's opening-round, three-set sweep of Cape Fear Christian in the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference tournament Tuesday evening....

Fifth-ranked Patriots upend Chargers

Wayne Country Day varsity volleyball coach Juliet Jones delivered the same message: "talk, pass, intensity, fight" during each timeout Tuesday afternoon. Yet nothing seemed to click for the Chargers. Faith Christian of Rocky Mount capitalized on its opponent's youthful mistakes...

Goldsboro beats Gators in four sets

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek tried to make a special senior night memory. Carolina 1-A Conference rival Goldsboro would have none of it. The Cougars overcame a third-set swoon and defeated the Gators 25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 25-11 on Tuesday night....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Eastern Wayne-So. Wayne soccer

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne was playing for pride. That little extra effort led to a big upset as the Saints downed Eastern Wayne 5-4 in overtime on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' soccer scene Monday night. With almost no...

Tuesday preps

Girls' tennis C.B. Aycock 8, Greene Central 1 * SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock swept through singles play and rolled to an 8-1 non-conference win over Greene Central on Monday afternoon. Brooke Barfield, Ashton Walker, Katie Gurley, Brittany Parrish,...

Craig Hayes

Craig Hayes thought it was just a cramp. So, he kept playing. Soon, he discovered he was wrong. It turned out Hayes, a senior on the Mount Olive College men's basketball team, had suffered a torn meniscus. The Woodbridge, Va.,...

Cleveland-Aycock soccer

PIKEVILLE -- Cleveland did all it could to make life uncomfortable for Charles B. Aycock for 60 minutes Monday evening. The Golden Falcons all but put the Rams away in five minutes. Aycock scored three times during that stretch to...

Carolina 1A tennis tournament

North Duplin senior Lea Taylor did her job. So did teammates Selena Quintanilla and Casey Thornton. Taylor, the No. 1 seed, emerged the singles champion during the season-ending Carolina 1-A Conference girls' tennis tournament late Monday evening at Herman Park....

Monday, October 10, 2011

Prep notebook

Just have fun. Third-year Eastern Wayne head football coach Bubba Williams offered that simple piece of advice with his team trailing archrival Southern Wayne 14-0 at halftime. The Warriors certainly had fun the next two quarters. Stephan Woodard's 86-yard kickoff...

Monday briefs

Girls' golf Simmons shares fourth place * LEXINGTON -- Charles B. Aycock junior Tara Simmons tied for fourth place in the 2nd annual Tarheel Youth Golf Association State Championship contested at Sapona Country Club. Simmons fired a two-day total of...

MOC weekend

LAURINBURG -- The Mount Olive College women's volleyball team continued its mid-season climb up the Conference Carolinas ladder with weekend triumphs over St. Andrews and Coker (S.C.) College. Erika Conner and Carly White pounded out 18 kills apiece in...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Local digest: Sunday

Middle schools * Football: Mount Olive 6, Norwayne 0 -- Carter Jones scored the only touchdown in a 6-0 win for Mount Olive. The victors defense was paced by Zach Buss, Kahlil Fullwood, Zach Price and Chris Stoops. Mount Olive...

Friday's NC prep football scores

Albemarle 51, North Rowan 0 Apex Middle Creek 36, Morrisville Green Hope 0 Arden Christ School 45, Southlake Christian 28 Ashe County 35, Alleghany County 12 Asheville 34, McDowell County 14 Asheville Reynolds 34, Enka 20 Asheville Roberson 20, Asheville...

So. Wayne-E. Wayne box

Southern Wayne 7 7 0 2 -- 16 Eastern Wayne 0 0 14 3 -- 17 First quarter SW -- Bradshaw 8 run (Rodriguez kick), 1:46 Second quarter SW -- Bradshaw 16 run (Rodriguez kick), 9:28 Third quarter EW --...

Sasser boots Saints as time expires

Stephan Woodard provided the inspiration. Kyle Sasser delivered a much-needed win that turned into another instant classic between two county archrivals Friday evening. Sasser drilled the game-clinching 34-yard field goal as time expired and lifted the Warriors to a nail-biting...

Tigers stay perfect in Tri-County 1-A Conference play

Varsity football James Kenan 21, Lakewood 7 * SALEMBURG -- All James Kenan needed to do was wait for Tri-County 1-A Conference play to start. Following an 0-3 no-conference campaign, the Tigers ripped off their fourth consecutive win with a...

James Kenan-Lakewood box

James Kenan 13 0 0 8 -- 21 Lakewood 7 0 0 0 -- 7 First quarter JK -- Sutton 35 run (Bautista kick), 5:34 L -- Lakewood 95 kick return (kick good), 5:26 JK -- Barnes 1 run (kick...

Oliver runs through, over Bulldog defense

CALYPSO -- Devin Oliver has made a career of running the football against Carolina 1-A Conference opposition over the past four seasons at North Duplin. He was not about to let Princeton ruin the Rebels' homecoming. Oliver rushed for 260...

Princeton-N.Duplin box

Princeton 14 6 0 7 -- 27 N. Duplin 14 14 0 14 -- 42 First quarter ND -- Royal 57 run (Juarez kick), 8:06 P -- Stewart 32 pass from Williamson (Woodard kick), 4:46 ND -- Oliver 5 run...

C.B. Aycock-Cleveland box

C.B. Aycock 0 0 6 0 -- 6 Cleveland 14 21 0 7 -- 42 First quarter C -- Swain 65 run (Joyner kick) C -- Williams 29 pass from Joyner (Joyner kick) Second quarter C -- Williams 10 pass...

Cougars play strong on both sides of the ball

Goldsboro head coach Eric Reid had plenty to smile about Friday evening. The Cougars turned in a dominating performance and rolled past Carolina 1-A Conference foe Rosewood 41-0 at Branch Pope Field. Devante Harris and Karon Alston each rushed for...

Goldsboro-Rosewood box

Goldsboro 14 13 7 7 -- 41 Rosewood 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter GHS -- Alston 6 run (Odom kick), 7:27 GHS -- Harris 25 run (Odom kick), :42.6 Second quarter GHS --Alston 5 run (Odom kick...

A-Grifton-Spring Creek box

Ayden Grifton 20 13 20 7 -- 60 Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter AG -- Larry 75 run (Ramirez kick), 6:14 AG -- Gent 2 run (Ramirez kick), 5:25 AG -- Whitaker fumble recovery in...

Friday, October 7, 2011

Grace-Raleigh sweeps Eagles in CCC 1-A finale

Senior night emotions. A conference title at stake. A phenomenal hitter across the net. Wayne Christian just couldn't put it all together in its regular-season finale against Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Grace Christian of Raleigh on Thursday evening. Junior...

Jones scores WCS' lone goal in loss

Wayne Christian struggled to communicate defensively throughout the first half and was forced to reap the consequences. The Eagles surrendered four goals in the opening 40 minutes of a 5-1 loss to visiting Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Grace...

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball C.B. Aycock 3, Eastern Wayne 0 * Charles B. Aycock knocked off Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Eastern Wayne 25-19, 25-14, 25-16 on Thursday evening. Connor Davis hammered out 12 kills for the Golden Falcons. Madison Mercer supplied eight...

Stevens: Williamson gaining confidence with each snap

Cold from a damp Friday evening, Princeton quarterback Brad Williamson stood on the football field and talked about how well his teammates had just played in a game that ended just before midnight. Williamson didn't mention either his 259 yards...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Local preps digest

Girls' tennis Eastern Wayne 9, North Lenoir 0 * Eastern Wayne swept through singles play against a short-handed North Lenoir squad and rolled to a 9-0 victory on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tennis scene on Wednesday afternoon. Savannah Sutton,...

C.B. Aycock claims cross country meet

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's quest for an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference cross country championship continued with a sweep of both the boys' and girls' portions of a tri-meet on Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons had three of the top...

ECC 3-A Cross Country results

PIKEVILLE -- Results from the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet contested Wednesday afternoon at Charles B. Aycock High school. BOYS Team scores 1. C.B. Aycock 21 2. North Lenoir 38 Top 10 individuals 1. Austin Walker, CBA 21:13 2. Marvin...

Spring Creek bests Goldsboro soccer

Goldsboro scored more goals against Spring Creek than any other Carolina 1-A Conference team over the past three seasons on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for the Cougars, scoring three goals provided little solace after a 5-3 defeat. "I have a good...

Rosewood takes down AG soccer

At first, it appeared Rosewood didn't learn a valuable lesson after its disastrous effort on the soccer pitch Monday afternoon. The Eagles showed little spirit during their pre-game warm-up before kickoff against Ayden-Grifton on Wednesday, and the nonchalant attitude lit...

Carolina 1-A Cross Country results

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Results from the fourth Carolina 1-A Conference boys' and girls' cross country meets contested Wednesday afternoon at Spring Creek High School. Note: Midway competes as a "guest" team and does not count in the team portion of...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Local Preps Digest

Girls' tennis Spring Creek 8, Ayden-Grifton 1 * SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek polished off its first Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season championship since 2008 with an 8-1 victory over Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday afternoon. Emily Daniel, Heather Frey, Katlyn Casey, Jordan...

Tanner collects game-winning goal

All victories carry with them varying levels of momentum. Wayne Country Day's thrilling, 4-3 comeback win over visiting Faith Christian-Rocky Mount on Tuesday afternoon could prove to be a season changer. The Chargers trailed 2-0 at the half and faced...

C.B. Aycock fends off Cleveland

PIKEVILLE -- Cleveland just wouldn't go away. But Charles B. Aycock was determined its guest wouldn't ruin a senior day celebration Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons secured the key points late in each set, and emerged victorious 25-16, 24-26, 25-21,...

Saints outlast Warriors

Southern Wayne teetered on the brink of defeat against Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Eastern Wayne on Tuesday night. Trailing two sets to zero, the Saints saved the third set and the match behind a slight change in philosophy and...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday briefs

Girls' golf Simmons fires even par * FOUR OAKS -- Tara Simmons earned medalist honors with an even-par 36, and Charles B. Aycock emerged victorious in a three-team Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet at Reedy Creek. Jessie Stewart, Jordyn Howell...

SCreek-Rosewood tennis

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Goal No. 1 complete. Spring Creek clinched its first Class 1-A Carolina Conference girls' regular-season dual-team tennis championship with a doubleheader sweep of county archrival Rosewood on a sunsplashed Monday afternoon. The Gators claimed the opener 6-0...

Cleveland - S.Wayne

DUDLEY -- Cleveland High School head football coach Marc Morris is building a winner one brick at a time on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference lot. Morris added the latest block in a 24-21 victory over Southern Wayne on Monday...

Prep football roundup

Varsity football James Kenan 21, Pender 8 * BURGAW -- James Kenan scored 13 points in the fourth quarter in a 21-8 win over Tri-County 1-A Conference rival Pender in the completion of a suspended game Monday evening. The Tigers...

SCreek-Rosewood soccer

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood delivered the first punch. Spring Creek countered with the knockout blow. Antonio Avila collected two goals, the Gators turned back the Eagles 5-1 and continued their phenomenal domination on the Carolina 1-A Conference boys' soccer scene....

Monday, October 3, 2011

Stanley, Tobin deliver for Trojans

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Vindication at last! Lindsey Stanley and Lauren Tobin tallied goals within two minutes apart and lifted Mount Olive to a long-awaited, 2-1 victory over Belmont Abbey on Saturday. The Trojans entered the game 0-20...

Prep football notebook

Goldsboro responded this time. Eight days after losing at Red Springs on a late field goal, the Cougars answered when North Duplin scored the go-ahead touchdown midway through the fourth quarter Saturday evening. Karon Alston's game-clinching touchdown sealed a nail-biting,...

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Wayne Christian 3, Grace Christian-Sanford 0 * SANFORD -- Carly Hightower served five aces and cranked out five kills in Wayne Christian's 25-13, 25-8, 25-11 triumph over Grace Christian-Sanford in a Carolina Christian 1-A Conference contest. Katie Caviness provided...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Princeton shuts out Spring Creek

PRINCETON -- Not even a lengthy thunderstorm, a pair of delays or Spring Creek's defense could slow down Brad Williamson and Princeton's offense late Friday night. Williamson threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 44-0 rout of...

Princeton-Spring Creek box

Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Princeton 7 23 7 7 -- 44 First quarter P -- Davis 3 run (Pace kick), 5:01 Second quarter P -- Hinton 50 pass from Williamson (Pace kick), 11:38 P -- Smith...

WCDS dominates Freedom soccer

Boys' soccer Wayne Country Day 10, Freedom Christian 1 * Wayne Country Day registered a season-high goal output in its 9-1 victory over future Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference member Freedom Christian on Friday afternoon. Freedom is not eligible for...

Prep football roundup

Varsity football Tarboro 48, Greene Central 7 * TARBORO -- Greene Central never figured out a way to solve the always-tough Tarboro defense. The Rams did not fare much better stopping the Vikings' ground-and-pound offense, either. The end result was...

Football postponements

Just three games were completed. In other contests: * Cleveland (5-1 overall, 2-0 Eastern Carolina Conference) at Southern Wayne (4-1, 0-1): Lightning struck a transformer and caused a power outage at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex in Dudley. The game...

NC prep football scores

Thursday's games Raleigh Enloe 26, Wake Forest Heritage 7 Raleigh Leesville Road 67, Raleigh Wakefield 58 Wake Forest-Rolesville 51, Raleigh Broughton 29 Friday's games Albemarle 46, South Davidson 6 Andrews 52, Rosman 21 Anson County 34, Monroe Sun Valley 31...

Greene Central-Tarboro box

Greene Central 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Tarboro 12 16 14 6 -- 48 First quarter T -- Draughn 3 run (kick failed), 8:03 T -- Dozier 3 run (kick failed), 1:07 Second quarter T -- Jones 9 run...

Goldsboro holds off North Duplin

CALYPSO -- North Duplin almost tasted the sweet satisfaction of a long-awaited victory Saturday evening. Karon Alston made sure the Rebels didn't pop the cork. Alston returned a game-deciding kickoff 77 yards to the house, and lifted Goldsboro to a...

Goldsboro-N. Duplin box

Goldsboro 7 0 8 6 -- 21 North Duplin 0 14 0 6 -- 20 First quarter G -- Cook 30 pass from Murphy (Odom kick), 7:55 Second quarter ND -- Oliver 5 run (Juarez kick), 4:31 ND -- Oliver...

C.B. Aycock-S. Johnston box

C.B. Aycock 14 7 14 0 -- 35 South Johnston 15 22 23 13 -- 73 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- C.B. Aycock -- Austin Snowden 20-226; Cody Garris 3-6; Jeremy Hooks 7-18; Chris Mickens 1-8; Treseon Cash 5-5. PASSING --...