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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Goldsboro 64, Eastern Wayne 51 * Goldsboro overcame a sluggish start en route to a 64-51 win over rival Eastern Wayne on Tuesday night. The Cougars trailed by three points after the first period and continued to struggle...

Swimmers turn in regional-qualifying efforts

County swimmers continued to log regional-qualifying times in individual events, but several relay teams punched their postseason ticket Tuesday evening. Goldsboro's foursome of Logan Cole, Timmy Vick, Zach Darden and Steven Morton easily obtained regional berths as they emerged victorious...

Atkinson drops in 27 for E. Wayne

Eastern Wayne got blown out in its first basketball game of the season. The Warriors responded in an emphatic style Tuesday evening. Lee Atkinson tallied 27 points and Eastern Wayne found a way to top archrival Goldsboro 69-66 in come-from-behind...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Eastern Wayne 13 21 9 26 -- 69 Goldsboro 18 16 21 11 -- 66 GOLDSBORO (0-2) Demarion Henderson 4 0 1-2 9, Quavus Holloman 2 3 2-2 15, Moses Ramsey 3 2 2-2 14, Octavius Alston 5 0...

Saints need overtime to top Tigers

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne squandered one opportunity to put away James Kenan. The Saints weren't about to waste a second chance. Jaylen Roberts' layup and Vernon Pemberton's two free throws sealed an 86-82 overtime win over the Tigers on Tuesday...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Local digest

Girls' basketball Grace of Raleigh 44, Wayne Christian 38 * Wayne Christian battled to the finish but could not find a way to get past Grace of Raleigh in a 44-38 defeat in Carolina Christian 1-A Conference play Monday night...

Lejeune boys drop Rosewood

Lejeune played steady. Rosewood lost its composure. The Eagles endured a haunting second-half scoring drought, squandered a 19-point lead and suffered a season-opening 70-52 defeat against Lejeune on Monday evening. "We started the game great, our shots were going in,"...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Lejeune 10 16 24 20 -- 70 Rosewood 21 15 3 11 -- 50 LEJEUNE (2-0) Nick Cruz 2 0 0-3 4, Kyle Ford 1 0 0-0 2, Craig Wilson 0 4 12-13 24, Gaven Allen 5 0 5-8...

MOC downs Brevard women

MOC Sports Information BREVARD -- Mount Olive College held Brevard without a field goal the final five minutes, and claimed a come-from-behind 70-64 victory on the women's college basketball scene Monday evening. It was the Trojans' third straight win. Andrea...

Johnny Narron named Brewers hitting coach

Johnny Narron has been around baseball his entire life. As a player, an advisor and an assistant coach, Narron has made a name for himself as one of the game's top offensive instructors. On Monday afternoon, Narron accepted a new...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saints Thanksgiving Classic -- Outlaw has career outing for Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- A first half dominated by James Kenan's superb frontcourt play gave way to a second half in which Southern Wayne's perimeter shooting couldn't be stopped in the Saints' 80-70 consolation-game victory in the 2011 Saints Thanksgiving Classic. The...

Saints Thanksgiving Classic -- West Craven upends Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Move the basketball. Attack the basket. Get to the free throw line early. Seems like a simple strategy, right? Southern Wayne, instead, settled for the outside shot. And it paid dearly. The Saints couldn't connect from the perimeter...

Pirates sign 10 players for 2013

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Two junior college players and 10 high school seniors have committed to play baseball at East Carolina University in 2013, head baseball coach Billy Godwin announced Saturday. The latest group of standouts will enroll at...

Saints Thanksgiving Classic boxes -- Day 1

BOYS 2011 Saints Thanksgiving Classic (at Southern Wayne HS) Game 1 James Kenan 9 13 14 19 -- 55 Pine Forest 18 20 15 11 -- 64 JAMES KENAN (0-1) Kashawn Ammons 0 0 0-0 0, TK Owens 1 0...

Saints Thanksgiving Classic -- James Kenan falls to Pine Forest

DUDLEY -- Debut over. Now let's play some basketball. Diminutive point guard Alex Bradley scorched the nets for a game-high 29 points, and Pine Forest upended James Kenan 64-55 on day one of the 2011 Saints Thanksgiving Classic contested at...

Aycock's Barfield, Simmons lead ECC All-Conference parade

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock collected the most honors of schools in the News-Argus readership area that compete in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference. Juniors Brooke Barfield and Tara Simmons captured the player-of-the-year awards in women's tennis and women's golf,...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Mount Olive College will add men's lacrosse in 2012-13

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will add men's lacrosse in 2012-13 and Mike Lawson has been named head coach. He begins his duties immediately and has started recruiting for next year's team, according to Jeff Eisen,...

Wise makes choice, signs with UNC

Southern Wayne High School head baseball coach Trae McKee is not one to exaggerate. In fact, McKee often downplays his teams accomplishments on the field. So when the long-time coach says that one of his players is "the best" at...

Ducky weather calls for wing shooting deer

It was raining and the wind was blowing 20 miles per hour. The day before, I would have wanted such nasty weather because ducks had been on the menu. But today, I would have much preferred dry, calm weather because...

News-Argus Defensive Player of the Year -- Keith Jones

Keith Jones is neither the biggest, fastest nor strongest guy on Southern Wayne High School's football team. But Jones is the toughest. The senior tallied 110 tackles from his strong safety spot and emerged as the Saints' defensive leader in...

News-Argus Football Coach of the Year --Ken Avent Jr.

The James Kenan football team learned in unique fashion this season that success always comes when preparation meets opportunity. Only the accomplishments occurred day to day. You see, the Tigers lost senior quarterback Parker Jones when doctors benched him for...

News-Argus Offensive Player of the Year -- Devin Oliver

Devin Oliver can recall nearly every detail of the moment he first realized he had what it takes to compete as a tailback on the varsity level. He was a freshman and his North Duplin team was mired in a...

Area grapplers roll around during Eastern Wayne meet

The margin of victory is shrinking and the competitive level has become even, but Charles B. Aycock remained perfect against Eastern Wayne on the wrestling mat since 2001. The Golden Falcons collected their 15th consecutive triumph over the Warriors with...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday digest

Girls' basketball C.B. Aycock 56, Greene Central 12 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock got off to a hot start and never looked back in a 56-12 win over Greene Central on Tuesday night. The game was the regular-season debut...

Prep Swim meet produces regional times

Consistency proved to be the model of efficiency for year-round swimmers at B.G. Darden Natatorium on an unseasonably warm Tuesday evening. Charles B. Aycock's Bryce Connolly, the reigning Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference women's swimmer of the year, launched her season...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Trojans crank out road win

MOC Sports Information HICKORY -- Craig Hayes scored eight of his 21 points in the first three minutes of the second half, and Mount Olive College remained unbeaten with an 80-70, non-conference win over Lenoir-Rhyne on Monday evening. Darrell Patterson...

Stephens' program is rebuilding

After compiling 38 wins and a share of two Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season titles over the last two seasons, Southern Wayne continues to set the bar higher and higher. Despite losing eight members of last year's team, the expectations...

Local Preps Digest

Boy's basketball Princeton 73, Midway 41 * SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Dalvin Stancil and CJ Jefferys each scored 20 points to lead Princeton to a 73-41, season-opening win Monday night at Midway. Rusty Wallace supplied 10 points for the Bulldogs and...

Young Saints must mature quickly

Ricky Lofton knows time is of the essence. With just two returners, and a squad full of sophomores and juniors, the veteran Southern Wayne girls' basketball coach knows he has plenty of teaching to do. The Saints open Eastern Carolina...

Chargers' defense smothers Eagles

Wilson Christian rang the bell. Wayne Christian never answered. The Chargers forced turnovers out of a smothering 1-1-2-1 three-quarters trapping defense in the third quarter and rolled to a 69-46, non-conference victory inside Clifford Gymnatorium on Monday evening. "The third...

Wayne Christian-Wilson Christian box

Wilson Christian 12 9 23 25 -- 69 Wayne Christian 10 18 12 6 -- 46 WILSON CHRISTIAN (1-4) Nate Strother 7 3 4-5 27, Thomas Futrell 0 0 0-4 0, Chris Graham 1 0 3-4 5, Jon Abrams 1...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

46th annual Pickle Classic -- MOC women drop Chowan U

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College started in dominant fashion, but struggled to finish the job Saturday afternoon. Jasmine McDonald and JUCO transfer Tamara Nesmith each posted a double-double, and helped the Trojan women turn back Chowan University, 73-65, on...

46th annual Pickle Classic -- Trojan men turn back Virginia St.

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College wrapped up the 46th annual Pickle Classic with an 84-77 win over Virginia State at Kornegay Arena on Saturday night. The Trojans got 20 points from Derek Staton and built a large early lead....

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hoffman, Maloney followed their instinct

Paul Hoffman, Kerry "Bear" Maloney and Kevin Ryan faced the same dilemma -- stay or follow coach Matt van Lierop to a warmer climate after their freshman track season at Keystone (Pa.) College. Each is glad he did. Now three...

Spring Creek, C.B. Aycock fall athletes recognized

Gators receive awards * SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek athletes were recognized for their accomplishments during a fall sports awards ceremony held Tuesday evening. The award recipients were: * Volleyball: Leadership -- Lolita Correno; Gator Award -- Bianca Morado; Spirit...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

MOC Hall of Fame inductees ready

The phone rang. Chris McDonald answered. "Mac, how are you doing?" asked the caller, who turned out be Bill Clingan, former men's basketball coach at Mount Olive College. McDonald said he was doing fine. "We're out here on vacation in...

MOC downs Virginia State

MOUNT OLIVE -- Shots bounced off the rim. Long rebounds wound up in the opponents' hands. But two defensive stops came at a perfect time. Destinee Webb's open-court layup off a turnover and Alyssa Luebs' old-fashioned three-point play highlighted a...

MOC-VSU women's box

local calendar Today Prep basketball Southeastern Tournament Faith Christian vs. TBD TBD Friday's games Men's college basketball 46th annual Pickle Classic (at Kornegay Arena, MOC) Barton vs. Virginia St. 5 p.m. Brevard at Mount Olive 7:30 p.m. Prep basketball...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wayne Country Day pulls away in fourth

Wayne Country Day got its basketball season off on the right foot with a 65-38 win over Wayne Christian on Tuesday night. The Chargers battled turnovers and foul trouble for most of the game. "It looked like the first game...

Stevens: O'Brien's days could be numbered as Wolfpack's coach

There comes a time in the tenure of a head football coach when expectations have to collide with reality. That time may be now for N.C. State's Tom O'Brien. The Wolfpack (5-5 overall) enter Saturday's home game against Clemson with...

Local Preps Digest

Girl's basketball Wayne Country Day 53, Wayne Christian 17 * Wayne Country Day opened its girls' baslketball season with a 53-17 win over county rival Wayne Christian on Tuesday night. The Chargers started strong and never looked back. WCDS led...

Trojans' goal to play complete each game

A complete 40-minute game of competing, playing strong defense and rebounding is the goal of the Mount Olive College men's basketball team each time it takes the court this season. There's added incentive this weekend. The Trojans (2-0 overall) tip...

Family values lead to Gators' soccer success

Families inspire you to reach great heights and comfort you when you occasionally falter. The Spring Creek boys' soccer team is a perfect example of a family. Its six seniors -- Antonio Avila, Mauricio Bautista, Eric Fuentes, Omar Zavela, Edgar...

Wayne Country Day-Wayne Christian basketball boxes

Girls W. Country Day 11 13 12 17 -- 53 Wayne Christian 3 3 8 3 -- 17 WAYNE COUNTRY DAY (1-0) Karis Hawkins 1 0 0-0 2, Sarah Best 5 0 0-3 10, Mack Thompson 2 0 1-2 5,...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Joey Higginbotham -- Q&A

Fresh off consecutive victories in the SAC-Conference Carolinas Challenge, fourth-year Mount Olive College head men's basketball coach Joey Higginbotham sat down with the News-Argus to give his thoughts on the 46th annual Pickle Classic: N-A: Which is easier, coaching in...

WCDS-W. Christian swimming

What a debut. Chase Darden -- in his first-ever swim meet -- opened a new era in the Wayne Christian athletics program and continued a strong legacy of short-distance swimmers who have battled in the Goldsboro Family Y pool Monday...

Monday, November 14, 2011

MOC-Newberry women's box

MOUNT OLIVE (0-1) Tamara Nesmith 3 0 0-0 6, Alyssa Luebs 4 0 0-0 8, Destinee Webb 0 1 0-0 3, Jasmine McDonald 2 2 6-8 16, Andrea Jones 8 1 2-2 21, Joneiqua Gary 1 0 1-2 3, Tyshanudra...

Local Preps Digest

Cheerleading Golden Falcons, Saints compete * RALEIGH -- Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne each recorded a top-10 finish in their respective divisions during the ninth annual N.C. High School Athletic Association state individual cheerleading championships. A total of 120...

Newberry gets past Mount Olive

MOC Sports Information NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Keisha Henderson connected on a pair of key free throws with 20 seconds left, and Newberry (S.C.) College nipped Mount Olive 67-65 in a women's college basketball game Sunday afternoon at Eleazer Arena. It...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

No. 2 Albemarle shuts down Princeton

ALBEMARLE -- Princeton's run in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A Midwest Regional football playoffs came to an abrupt end with a 64-0 loss at Albemarle on Friday night. The Bulldogs (12-1 overall) rolled up 467 yards rushing...

Trojans victorious in first two games of season

MOC Sports Information GREENEVILLE, TENN. -- Freshmen Jordan McCain and Kendall Hargrove found their shooting touches down the stretch, combining for 19 points in the second half as Mount Olive staved off Anderson University, 75-67, in the second round of...

Turnovers costly for James Kenan

RED SPRINGS -- Too many turnovers. A solid, athletic passing attack. Red Springs used those two elements to its advantage and eliminated James Kenan 42-28 from the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-AA Mideast Regional football playoffs on a cold,...

NC Prep football scores

PREP FOOTBALL Class 4AA Districts EAST (1) Garner 55, (5) Wilmington Laney 35 (2) Raleigh Leesville Road 49, (3) Wake Forest-Rolesville 20 MIDEAST (1) Fayetteville Britt 31, (4) Cary 0 (2) Apex Middle Creek 34, (3) Fuquay-Varina 20 MIDWEST (1)...

Lee: MOC 'looking to build on 2010-2011'

Don't dare mention the word "rebuilding" to Mount Olive College head women's basketball coach Wendy Lee these days. She cringes at the very thought. What about replacing lost pieces of the puzzle? Lee rebuffs that idea, too. OK. How about...

Cougars punch in early TD before W-RH takes command

TEACHEY -- Wallace-Rose Hill entered its second round matchup in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-AA Mideast Region football playoffs with Goldsboro riding a nine-game winning streak. Make it 10 in a row. Wallace-Rose Hill scored three touchdowns in...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tigers' Moore signs with Trojans

Jeff Lane inherited a basketball program that has the capacity -- if everything goes right -- to contend for the Tri-County 1-A Conference boys' basketball title this winter. Senior co-captain Michael Moore is expected to be an integral part of...

Stevens: An LSU-Alabama rematch? That wouldn't be a bad thing.

I recently read a quote from an unknown source that said, "common sense is seeing things as they are, and doing things as they should be done." After watching LSU and Alabama live up to the hype of their No....

Mozingo inks NLI with Tar Heels

Who is going to be our No. 2? Eastern Wayne head baseball coach Jabo Fulghum recalls asking himself that question when starting pitcher Josh Frederick suffered a season-ending injury in 2009. Fulghum turned to Zack Mozingo. The right-hander worked four-plus...

Two-time defending state champion awaits Cougars

Goldsboro High's football team has walked the walk since entering the 1-A ranks three seasons ago. The Cougars have claimed two Carolina Conference championships, compiled a 29-11 record overall and won six playoff games since during that time. Wallace-Rose Hill,...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

OPINION: Paterno did not do enough

Joe Paterno, for 61 seasons, had one ultimate goal each day when he went to work -- serve the best interests in Penn State and the young men entrusted to his care. Somewhere along the line he failed. The child-sex...

MOC men's basketball preview

The Mount Olive College men's basketball team suffered through an injury-plagued season during Joey Higginbotham's third year at his alma mater. Those injuries depleted the frontcourt, created depth issues on the bench and led to an uncharacteristic finish in Conference...

SW Onslow soccer eliminates Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Misty-eyed and choking back tears, the Spring Creek boys' soccer team huddled one last time near the midfield circle. Each player raised a single arm above his head, they shouted "family" in unison and walked toward the...

James Kenan ready for Red Springs

James Kenan's players, coaches and fans are confident the perennial 1-A football powerhouse is on the cusp of returning to prominence. But the Tigers face another stern test Friday evening against Red Springs in the N.C. High School Athletic Association...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

No. 2-ranked Albemarle presents stern test

Princeton got a dose of playoff adversity last week with strong winds and heavy rains, and a game that spanned two days in its 21-16 win at Union. The challenge gets ratcheted up several levels this week when the Bulldogs...

Local Preps Digest

Boys' basketball Goldsboro Heat 54, Washington TEACH Trailblazers 32 * The Goldsboro Heat opened their season wih a 54-31 victory over North Carolinians for Home Education Athletic Conference opponent the Washington Teach Trailblazers on Tuesday night. Jordan Portela led Goldsboro...

Trojan spikers start strong, can't finish job in tournament

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive started strong. But it couldn't close the deal. King (Tenn.) College erased a two-set deficit and handed Mount Olive a season-ending 25-22, 25-16, 15-25, 19-25, 15-17 loss in opening-round play of the 2011 NCAA Division...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Prep playoff pairings -- 2nd round

Second-Round pairings for N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoffs Class 4AA EAST (5) Wilmington Laney at (1) Garner (3) Wake Forest-Rolesville at (2) Raleigh Leesville Road MIDEAST (4) Cary at (1) Fayetteville Britt (3) Fuquay-Varina at (2) Apex Middle...

Monday, November 7, 2011

MOC weekend wrap

CHARLOTTE -- The 10-year wait is over. The Mount Olive College men's cross country team is returning to the NCAA Division II Championship meet. Kerry "Bear" Maloney, Ronnie Sturgill and Dalton Souza each logged a top-11 time in the...

Prep football notebook

East Montgomery threw its entire playbook at Goldsboro during the Cougars' 20-13 victory on Friday night in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A (small school) state playoffs. The Eagles executed a pair of hook-and-ladders, including...

Prep cross country

KERNERSVILLE -- Nick Britt and Allen Coor each logged a top-52 finish during the season-ending N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A men's cross country championship meet Saturday afternoon. A senior at Rosewood, Britt ran the 3.1-mile Beeson Park...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

WCDS field hockey trio honored

A future Olympic star at Wayne Country Day? Four years ago, Catherine Tanner-Stuber would have immediately dismissed that thought when she started a girls' field hockey program from scratch. Now, after more than 40 matches, endless hours of practice and...

Southern Wayne-Southern Vance box

Southern Wayne 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Southern Vance 0 7 0 7 -- 14 Second quarter SW -- Matthews 7 run (Rodriguez kick) SV -- Miles 11 pass from D. Henderson (kick good) Fourth quarter SV -- C....

Spring Creek moves on past Princeton soccer

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek slipped. Spring Creek slid. Spring Creek sloshed its way into the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A boys' soccer playoffs. Brandon Gonzalez scored an empty-net goal in the 46th minute...

Rosewood-Southeast Halifax box

Rosewood 7 6 0 7 -- 20 SE Halifax 7 15 7 6 -- 35 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Rosewood -- Shane Whitely 25-140, TD; Corey Dickerson 7-94; Josh Davis 5-33; Jay Sellers 7-15; TD; Jamari McGowan 11-(minus 10); Taylor...

North Duplin-Lejeune box

North Duplin 21 7 6 8 -- 42 Lejeune 0 13 15 15 -- 43 First quarter ND -- Royal 45 run (Juarez kick) ND -- Oliver 8 run (run failed) ND -- Mora 15 run (Juarez run) Second quarter...

Prep football roundup

Varsity football Southern Vance 14, Southern Wayne 7 * HENDERSON -- Chris Henderson collected the game-winning, 58-touchdown run in the fourth quarter as Southern Vance nipped Southern Wayne, 14-7, in their opening-round game in the 2011 N.C. High School Athletic...

Greene Central-Northside box

Greene Central 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Northside 24 26 0 0 -- 50 First quarter N -- T. Eason 22 run (Mitchell run) 8:52 N -- Gainey 3 run (Gainey run) 6:35 N -- Johnson 22 run (Mitchell...

NC prep football playoff scores

PREP FOOTBALL Class 4AA First Round EAST (1) Garner 42, (8) Raleigh Athens Drive 0 (2) Raleigh Leesville Road 62, (7) Raleigh Broughton 21 (3) Wake Forest-Rolesville 31, (6) Raleigh Millbrook 0 (5) Wilmington Laney 30, (4) Raleigh Wakefield 27...

East Montgomery-Goldsboro box

East Montgomery 0 6 7 0 -- 13 Goldsboro 0 7 13 0 -- 20 Second quarter EM -- Baldwin 14 pass from Jackson (kick failed), 3:40 G -- Harris 49 run (Odom kick), 0:16:6 Third quarter G -- Harris...

East Columbus-James Kenan box

East Columbus 0 0 6 12 -- 18 James Kenan 28 6 6 0 -- 40 First quarter JK -- Fullwood 1 fumble recovery (Barnes run), 10:10 JK -- Sutton 13 run (run failed), 8:32 JK -- Sutton 8 run...

James Kenan dominates East Columbus

WARSAW -- Friday night's football game at James Kenan was miserable for just about everyone in attendance. For most of the evening it seemed like the Tigers were the only ones having any fun in the cold, windy and wet...

Goldsboro drops East Montgomery

The best thing about playoff heroes is they are never measured in size, experience or even in physical condition. It's their ability to make plays that truly matters. On Friday night, Goldsboro received a pair of heroic efforts from an...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Stevens: 'Watered down' playoffs deliver wrong message

I'll never forget the day a little more than two years ago when I went to a local attorney's office to close on my first home. While I signed my name to document after document, I thought back over all...

Goldsboro's Huf fights through injury

Each step sent a jolt of pain through her body. She winced, took a good breath and pushed herself to finish. Once she crossed the finish line, she bent over as sweat poured from he brow and an ache that...

Local Preps Digest

Golf Lane Tree LGA * Nan Jarrell earned game-of-the-week honors in weekly play at Lane Tree Golf Club. Teresa Shearin seized low net and Mary Ann Sutton captured low putts. Middle schools * Soccer: Brogden 3, Rosewood 2 -- Brogden...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Riverside-Princeton soccer

PRINCETON -- Soccer is often a lesson in physical education class. But Princeton was more interested in history Wednesday night. The Bulldogs scored twice in the first half held on for a 3-2 victory over Riverside Martin in the opening...

Rosewood-WRH soccer

The final game of Rosewood's soccer season played out much like the Eagles' entire year has -- plenty of adversity and a lot to be proud of. Rosewood maintained its composure throughout 80 minutes full of controversial calls and never...

N. Lenoir-Fike soccer

La GRANGE -- One bounce of the ball left the North Lenoir boys' soccer team standing in disbelief Wednesday evening. History didn't favor the Hawks, either. Wilson Fike converted all five attempts in a penalty-kick shootout and escaped 3-2 in...

GHS playoff prospectus

For the first time since joining the Class 1-A ranks, Goldsboro is not one of the favorites in the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs. Flying under the radar suits Cougars' head coach Eric Reid just fine. "I think our...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Raleigh Charter knocks out Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The casual observer who glances at the final result between Raleigh Charter and Spring Creek might think the victory had an easy, relaxing afternoon on the tennis court. That's not quite true. The Phoenix needed two third-set...

Raleigh Charter-Spring Creek tennis box

Raleigh Charter 6 Spring Creek 0 Singles: No. 1 Shannon Powers (RC) d. Emily Daniel 6-4, 4-6, 10-6; No. 2 Kaeli Beaver (RC) d. Heather Frey 6-2, 7-5; No. 3 Jacklyn Komoski (RC) d. Katlyn Casey 6-3, 6-1; No. 4...

Simmons captutes 3-A state golf championship

FOXFIRE VILLAGE -- Time to hang a new banner in the gym. And search for a ring sizer. Tara Simmons became the newest individual state champion in Charles B. Aycock's illustrious athletics history, and she added a new chapter in...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' tennis Greene Central 5, Carrboro 4 * SNOW HILL -- Greene Central claimed two critical doubles points and nipped Carrboro, 5-4, in third-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-A dual-team tennis playoffs Tuesday. The Rams' No....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

WCDS state tennis champs

The well wishes from friends and teachers echoed throughout the halls and classrooms when Sarah Best, Gianna Democko and Katherine Roethling returned to Wayne Country Day on Monday morning. "Congratulations!" "Way to go Sarah!" "Good job girls!" Best admits their...

Local digest

Middle schools * Soccer: Brogden 1, Norwayne 1 -- Joshua wilder scored the only goal for Brogden as the Rams kept their unbeaten season intact. Brogden (11-0-2 overall) will finish their season on Thursday when they entertain Rosewood. * Volleyball:...

Simmons leads 3-A golf championships

FOXFIRE VILLAGE -- Charles B. Aycock junior Tara Simmons collected an opening-round 76 and emerged the first-day leader during the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A women's golf championships on Monday. Simmons owns a six-stroke advantage over Northern...

Pfeiffer soccer drops MOC

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Hannah Hill notched the game's lone goal in the 60th minute, and in-state rival Pfeiffer University stunned Mount Olive College, 1-0, in opening-round play of the 2011 Conference Carolinas women's soccer tournament on a...

CAI sports complex reopens in Mount Olive

After eight months and several thousand dollars in repairs, the C.A.I Sports complex in Mount Olive is once again open and ready for business. The new era in C.A.I Sports' history began Saturday with a grand opening. It was an...