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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday preps

Boys' basketball Faith Christian 52, Bethel Christian 41 * Faith Christian pulled away early and cruised to a 52-41 win over N.C. Christian Schools Association Coastal 2-A foe Bethel Christian on Monday night. Brandon Jones and Silas Denlinger each finished...

MOC men's tennis

Mount Olive recorded top-three performances on the men's and women's tennis scenes during Conference Carolinas play in 2011. The next challenge? The Trojans must maintain that level of success and blend experience with youth on the court this spring. The...

Hot Stove 2012

The beauty of baseball is that win or lose, every game has a story. Several stories were swapped during the annual Wayne County Hot Stove banquet on Monday night at Lane Tree Golf Club. Guest speakers Jerry and Johnny...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Farley just misses double-double in Heat's road loss

Varsity basketball Raleigh Hawks 57, Goldsboro Heat 46 * RALEIGH -- Harrison Farley collected 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the Goldsboro Heat's road loss against the Raleigh Hawks on Saturday. Blake Poland added eight points, four rebounds...

Trojan track trio fares well at UNC indoor meet

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mario Aguilar, TJ Wilson and Decardo Cole were among Mount Olive College's top competitors during the season-opening University of North Carolina Indoor Track Invitational. Aguilar, a Southern Wayne alum, placed second in his section and 13th...

Perennial power IPFW takes weekend series from MOC men's volleyball team

MOUNT OLIVE -- Former NCAA champion Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne University emerged victorious in six of seven sets and swept a weekend series from the Mount Olive College men's volleyball team. The Division I Mastodons, members of the Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association,...

Rosewood matmen go 1-2 at Athens Drive event

RALEIGH -- Rosewood logged 17 individual victories and finished 1-2 during the dual-team portion of the Friday Night Matness hosted by Athens Drive High School on Friday evening. The Eagles racked up nine individual triumphs in a 54-24 victory against...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Local digest

Girls' basketball Rosewood 49, Ayden-Grifton 31 * Rosewood jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 49-31 upset of Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Friday night. The Eagles opened up a 12-8 lead in the...

Spring Creek drops Princeton boys

SEVEN SPRINGS -- We got you ... again. And we got the regular-season sweep, too. Adam Haggerty swished two free throws with 33.7 seconds remaining, and stubborn Spring Creek nipped Princeton, 50-49, before a standing-room-only crowd at "The Swamp" on...

Wayne County Hot Stove League banquet on tap

An evening with elite personalities. That's what area baseball enthusiasts can expect when the sixth installment of the Wayne County Hot Stove League banquet takes place Monday evening at Lane Tree Golf Club. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and...

Ayden-Grifton boys take down Rosewood

A good first quarter cannot win a game. But bad first quarter can certainly lose it. Rosewood made only one field goal in the opening eight minutes of play as Ayden-Grifton raced out to a double-digit lead and never trailed...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Ayden-Grifton 17 14 16 16 -- 63 Rosewood 4 5 17 8 -- 34 AYDEN-GRIFTON (12-5, 5-1) Trayvon Fleary 3 2 5-5 17, Jakevouse Edwards 2 0 0-0 4, Rondell Bell 3 1 2-3 11, Dashawn Payton 4 0...

Goldsboro boys beat North Duplin

Playing as a cohesive unit rather than five individuals, Goldsboro had the look of a team in synch on the basketball court Friday evening. Head coach Patrick Reynell had been waiting all season to see it. The Cougars shared the...

MOC women suffer upset

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive didn't value the basketball and couldn't keep North Greenville (S.C.) University off the boards Saturday afternoon. The result? The Crusaders overcame a 14-point, second-half deficit and stunned the Trojan women, 66-62, inside Kornegay Arena on...

MOC men defeat NGU

MOUNT OLIVE - Far from content, Mount Olive is more than pleased with where its headed. Kason Cheeks recorded career highs in points with 19 and rebounds with 17 and the Trojans closed with a flurry in 74-59 win over...

Friday, January 27, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Norwayne 32, Grantham 19 -- Tanika Powell scored 10 points for Norwayne and Taylor Daniels added seven. Mackenzie Wheeler, Connor Vinson and Allison Shingleton each had four points. Macie Weeks scored 12 points for Grantham....

CBA alum honored by C-USA

ECU Sports Information IRVING, Tex. -- Charles B. Aycock alum and East Carolina senior Zach Wright is one of three Pirate baseball players to earn preseason first-team All-Conference USA recognition. Joining Wright are senior left-hander Kevin Brandt and infielder Corey...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Skylar McCarty signs with PCC

Since the first time she was introduced to the sport by her mother at the age of four, softball has played a significant role in Skylar McCarty's life. When the thought of leaving the comfort and familiarity of home for...

CBA-Triton wrestling box

C.B. Aycock 39 Triton 30 145 -- Preston Tucker (CBA) wbf Marcos Arias, 1:06; 152 -- Khaleil Owens (CBA) wbf Ken Jackson, 2:58; 160 -- William Wright (T) by forfeit; 170 -- Malik Abney (T) dec. Broc Doyle, 6-4; 182...

MOC dominates Queens men

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College did not just beat one of the best teams in Conference Carolinas. The Trojans dominated them. Mahamed Ibrahim scored a career-high 27 points and Mount Olive rolled to a 82-58 victory at Kornegay Arena....

Local digest

Wrestling Rosewood finishes 1-1 * Nick Quillen established a phenomenal program record with his 100th career pin, and Rosewood broke its previous season victory total during a tri-meet against Southern Nash and Wilson Fike on Wednesday evening. The Eagles soared...

MOC women defeat Queens University

MOUNT OLIVE - Following its first Conference Carolinas loss of the season, Mount Olive's women needed to respond with a big-time effort. What the Trojans delivered for the majority of 40 minutes was anything but big time. They shot 32...

CBA pins Triton wrestling

PIKEVILLE -- Triton nearly spoiled Charles B. Aycock's senior night celebration before its largest home crowd of the season Wednesday. Three grapplers, including two underclassmen, denied the Hawks' upset bid in a pivotal Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference wrestling match that...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Princeton 40, Rosewood 38 * Princeton hung on for a 40-38 win on Tuesday night at Carolina 1-A Conference archrival Rosewood. The Eagles rallied from a seven-point deficit in the closing seconds but were unable to complete the...

Schools want to stay together

GREENVILLE -- Keep us together, please. Athletics directors and school administrators from Wayne County made that plea during a realignment meeting conducted by the N.C. High School Athletic Association on Tuesday morning at East Carolina University. Schools in all classifications...

Bulldogs beat Eagles

With a lead, the clock running, the floor spread and possession of the basketball, Princeton felt right at home in the Eagles' Nest on Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs got exactly the situation they were looking for and managed the game...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Princeton 12 19 7 18 -- 56 Rosewood 12 13 12 6 -- 43 PRINCETON (10-8, 2-3) CJ Jeffreys 6 1 3-7 18, Nick Cobb 1 0 0-0 2, Anthony Martin 0 2 0-0 6, Ryne Woodard 1 0...

Nunns leads Trojans spikers

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- John Nunns recorded 14 kills and served three of his career-high six aces in the third set, and Mount Olive College defeated Barton 25-18, 25-11, 25-10 in a Conference Carolinas men's volleyball match Tuesday...

CBA girls repeat

Three-peat complete. And boy, was it a dominating effort. Focused from the first event to the last, the Charles B. Aycock girls' swim team easily claimed its third consecutive Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference championship at B.G. Darden Natatorium on Tuesday...

ECC Championship meet results

Results from the 2012 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference swimming championships contested at B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y on Tuesday evening. NOTE: Each individual winner and relays earn all-ECC honors. GIRLS Team scores Charles B. Aycock 164 Triton...

CBA boys triumph

Fueled by a desire burning deep within its collective soul, the Charles B. Aycock boys' swim team earned a long-awaited -- and well-deserved -- team victory Tuesday evening. Yep, the Golden Falcons are bridesmaids no longer. Senior Demion Creel claimed...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chargers, Eagles duel in pool

The hard part is over. But the next part isn't easier, either. A state qualifier in two events, Wayne Country Day's Robert Glass had a different objective during Monday night's swim meet contested at the B.G. Darden Natatorium. The sophomore...

Local Preps Digest

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Norwayne 29, Greenwood 19 -- Tanika Powell led Norwayne with 11 points. Connor Wilson contributed six points. Nykia Hamilton scored seven points for Greenwood. Norwayne (9-2) plays host to Grantham on Thursday....

Trojan netters selected third

Mount Olive received one first-place vote, missed the top spot by only five points and finished third overall in the 2012 Conference Carolinas preseason men's tennis poll, as voted on by the league's head coaches. The Trojans are projected for...

Trojan softball tabbed 6th in poll

Mount Olive College is picked sixth in the 2012 Conference Carolinas preseason softball poll, as voted on by the conference softball coaches. MOC garnered 52 points in the preseason poll, seven points behind fifth-place Coker. Defending conference tournament champion Erskine...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Golden Falcons, Eagles compete at Jolly Roger Duals

CLAYTON -- Redemption with an extra bonus. County wrestling rivals Charles B. Aycock and Rosewood faced perhaps their sternest competition of the season Saturday, but carved out a combined -- and surprising -- seven dual-team wins during the inaugural Jolly...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fourth-quarter rally falls short for WCDS boys

Wayne Country Day staged a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback against archrival Greenfield on Friday night. The Chargers came up short and the result was a 72-60 loss on the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference boys' basketball scene. "I was really pleased...

Weekend preps: North Duplin girls surprise Rosewood, end five-game skid

Girls' basketball North Duplin 47, Rosewood 33 * CALYPSO -- Rosewood's misfortune turned into North Duplin's good luck Friday evening. The Rebels' five-game skid is now history. Jessica Jones and Tearra Ammons knocked down 14 and 13 points, respectively, in...

Goldsboro boys extend win streak to 10 games

Goldsboro not only sped up Spring Creek, it held one of the area's leading scorers in check in the process. The Cougars held Rashawn Edwards to nine points and forced 21 turnovers in a 78-51, Carolina 1-A Conference victory on...

Rosewood boys preserve road win at free throw line

CALYPSO -- What could have been a disastrous second half eventually turned in Rosewood's favor Friday evening. The Eagles endured an 81/2-minute drought without a field goal, but converted pivotal free throws down the stretch in a 56-49 triumph over...

Friday's prep basketball boxes

BOYS Rosewood 15 14 2 25 -- 56 North Duplin 10 8 9 22 -- 49 ROSEWOOD (6-7, 2-2) Dee Mabry 2 3 4-4 17, Josh Davis 1 0 7-10 9, Jyonte Raynor 0 2 2-2 8, Matt Shaw...

MOC baseball team picked 2nd in Conference Carolinas preseason poll

Two-time defending Conference Carolinas regular-season and tournament champ Mount Olive is destined to finish second this season, according to the league's preseason baseball poll. Despite receiving five first-place votes, the Trojans finished one point (59-58) behind Limestone, which drew three...

MOC women see 8-game win streak come to an end

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Senior point guard Kaileigh West pumped in 19 points and Limestone handed Mount Olive a 76-64 loss in Conference Carolinas play Saturday afternoon. The Saints (14-4 overall, 8-0 CC) remained the league's lone unbeaten team in...

Hayes, Staton combine for 65 points in Trojans' road win at Limestone

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Craig Hayes sizzled the nets for a game-high 34 points and Derek Staton added 31 in Mount Olive's 88-78 victory over Limestone in a Conference Carolinas men's basketball game Saturday evening. Hayes and Staton combined to...

Versatility is Bell's calling card on collegiate level

A fierce competitor in the pitcher's circle, a dependable glove in the field and a tough out at the plate, Brooke Bell is the definition of versatility on the softball field. A mainstay in the Charles B. Aycock lineup for...

Stevens: Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships

Three of the four teams remaining in the NFL playoffs are bound together by a common bond that is no longer appreciated by the average football fan who has been oversaturated by points, passing records and touchdowns. The Baltimore Ravens,...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cougars, Gators, Bulldogs grapple on mat

Tighten up the chinstrap and do what you do best on the mat. Carolina 1-A Conference foes Goldsboro, Princeton and Spring Creek shared that same philosophy during a triangular (three-team) wrestling meet inside Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on Thursday evening....

Goldsboro, PHS, SC wrestling boxes

area calendar Today Prep basketball Spring Creek at Goldsboro 6 p.m. Rosewood at North Duplin 6 p.m. Ayden-Grifton at Princeton 6 p.m. Union at James Kenan 6 p.m. C.B. Aycock at Triton 6:30 p.m. Greenfield at W. Country Day...

Middle school results

Middle schools * Boys' basketball: Wayne Christian 43, Parrot Academy 30 -- Seth Harrell and Hunter Burt each scored 12 points for the Eagles. Wayne Christian (6-6 overall) plays host to Northwood Temple today. * Boys' basketball: Rosewood 57, Norwayne...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

MOC women easily dispatch Knights

MOUNT OLIVE -- It was a mismatch from the very beginning. Mount Olive College, one of the top women's basketball teams in Conference Carolinas, welcomed one of the worst teams in the country on Wednesday night. St. Andrew's fell behind...

Prep swimming

Charles B. Aycock's Savannah Sauls and Southern Wayne's Chad Davis each emerged victorious in two individual events, and seniors from Rosewood and Goldsboro were recognized during the final regular-season swim meet at the Family Y pool. Sauls touched the...

C.B. Aycock-E. Wayne wrestling box

C.B. Aycock 49 Eastern Wayne 27 Hwt -- Blake Terrell (EW) wbf Matthew Teachey, 1:33; 106 -- Zach Howard (CBA) tech fall Brice Heller, 15-0 (5:35); 113 -- Nick Jones (CBA) wbf Romario Torres, 3:42; 120 -- Warren Kirkwood (EW)...

MOC men handle St. Andrews

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College made it two wins in a row on the basketball court with a 97-83 win over St. Andrews on Wednesday night at Kornegay Arena. The victory evened the Trojans' record within Conference Carolinas at...

C.B. Aycock pins E. Wayne wrestling

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock claimed the pivotal match and continued its mastery over a county archrival on the wrestling mat Wednesday evening. Khaleil Owens' injury default victory at 160 pounds sealed the Golden Falcons' 49-27 triumph over Eastern Wayne...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Local digest

Girls' basketball C.B. Aycock 46, Southern Wayne 28 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock stayed perfect in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play with a 46-28 win over Southern Wayne on Tuesday night. The Golden Falcons pulled away by outscoring the...

prep basketball boxes

BOYS Southern Wayne 8 16 18 10 -- 52 C.B. Aycock 2 11 14 8 -- 35 SOUTERN WAYNE (14-3, 6-0) Ronnell Outlaw 0 2 0-0 6, Chris Artis 3 0 0-0 6, Trey Allen 0 1 0-0 3, Toney...

WCDS hammers Epiphany

There's nothing like a boost of confidence. Wayne Country Day got a much-needed dose Tuesday evening. Six-foot-4 senior guard Brandon McCarter torched the nets for a game-high 30 points in a 67-23 thrashing of The Epiphany School on the Coastal...

Southern Wayne defeats C.B. Aycock boys

PIKEVILLE -- Southern Wayne's recent shooting slump continued on Tuesday night, but found its offense in the form of a blossoming young big man. Sophomore forward Jaylen Roberts scored a game-high 16 points and the Saints remained unbeaten in Eastern...

Goldsboro rallies past Rosewood boys

Goldsboro survived another scare in the Carolina 1-A Conference and seized its ninth consecutive victory with a 52-46 win over Rosewood on Tuesday night. The Cougars endured some poor shooting early as the Eagles dictated the pace and jumped ahead...

Official got late call right

A standing-room-only crowd witnessed a bizarre ending to the Princeton-Goldsboro High varsity boys' basketball game Friday evening. Despite the differing opinions offered after the controversial finish, the official made the right call. With 2.3 seconds remaining in regulation, the Bulldogs...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Roberts wins King Pin Scratch Open

Kip Roberts finally found some luck. Adam Monks couldn't match his fortune. Roberts rolled a strike on each of the first seven frames and cruised past Monks, 274-226, to win the 2012 King Pin Scratch Open championship Sunday afternoon at...

MOC Men's Volleyball Festival ends with 1-2 record

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Limestone (S.C.) College finished strong in each set and swept Mount Olive College 25-23, 25-23, 25-19 on day two of the MOC Men's Volleyball Festival contested at Kornegay Arena. The game did not count...

C.B. Aycock, Rosewood fare well at Firebird Duals

BAILEY -- The tutoring paid off. Zach Howard worked out during the week against Charles B. Aycock alum Ngu Tran, the program's lone state champion, and put that knowledge to good use Saturday during the Firebird Duals at Southern Nash....

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Whitfield gets an unexpected surprise that draws a standing ovation

Dressed in his trademark colorful sweater that he keeps just for this occasion, George Whitfield had the tables turned on him before he unveiled the 40th class of inductees into his Hall of Fame on Friday evening. Friends and family...

Rosewood hangs on against Spring Creek

Rather than try and shut down one of the best scorers in the Carolina 1-A Conference Rosewood opted to force someone else in a Spring Creek uniform to beat them. The strategy worked to perfection for the Eagles in a...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Goldsboro 48, Princeton 40 * Goldsboro used a big second quater to get past Carolina 1-A Conference foe Princeton on Fridya night. The teams found themselves tied 10-10 after the opening eight minutes, but the Cougars took control...

Prep basketball boxes

Boys Goldsboro 14 14 13 11 -- 52 Princeton 7 16 15 13 -- 51 GOLDSBORO (9-5, 2-0) Jalen Sprueil 2 0 2-4 6, Quavus Holloman 1 0 0-0 2, Moses Ramsey 0 2 0-0 6, Octavius Alston 6 0...

Mount Olive men pull away late to win

MOUNT OLIVE -- In front of a mostly empty gym the Mount Olive College mens' basketball team won a game that may have saved its season. Coming off back-to-back losses and four losses in the past five outings, the Trojans...

Lady Trojans cruise past Bobcats

MOUNT OLIVE -- So much for the letdown. Three days removed from a physical and emotional triumph over its archrival, Mount Olive College took care of business -- for one half -- Saturday afternoon against Lees-McRae College. The Trojan women...

Limestone claims festival finale

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Limestone and Quincy finished with perfect 3-0 records as the MOC Men's Volleyball Festival concluded Saturday at Kornegay Arena. Mount Olive fell to Limestone in three sets in the tournament finale and finished with...

Goldsboro escapes against Princeton

Call it home court advantage. Call it luck. Goldsboro head coach Patrick Reynell does not care what it's called. Reynell and the Cougars held on for a 52-51 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Princeton on Friday night at Norvell...

Friday, January 13, 2012

MOC puts powerful team on court

Mount Olive College, once again, is thinking big on the volleyball court this season. And who can blame it? Five starters return for the Trojans, which makes them a solid bet to successfully defend their Conference Carolinas regular-season and tournament...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Oakwood 47, Wayne Country Day 39 * GREENVILLE -- Sarah Best scored 16 points but it wasn't enough as Wayne Country Day suffered a 47-39 loss on Thursday night at two-time defending Coastal Plains Independent Conference champ Oakwood....

Stevens: Tebow draws attention

Most of us were taught, as children, not to judge a book by its cover. We were instructed to value a man's character rather than our initial perceptions and were told to avoid snap judgments. Unfortunately, our society, particularly adults,...

Organizers set up challenges for bowlers

For the seventh consecutive year, the best bowlers in the United States will descend on Goldsboro for the King Pin Scratch Open at AMF Boulevard Lanes. This year's tournament will feature a tougher format, more challenging lane patterns and a...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

MOC-Barton women

WILSON -- Still perfect in 2012. Jasmine McDonald sizzled the nets for a career-high 18 points, Tamara Nesmith supplied a double-double and Mount Olive thwarted two second-half rallies in a 70-67 victory over archrival Barton College inside Wilson Gymnasium on...

Prep swimming

Swimming Area teams hit the pool * With conference championships and eastern regionals just weeks away, swimmers worked to shave precious seconds off their respective times during a multi-team meet at the Goldsboro Family Y. The Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference...

MOC-Barton men

WILSON -- Another hard-luck loss. Boy, was this one bitter. Gerald Boston drew a controversial foul and drained two free throws with 2.1 seconds left, lifting Barton to a come-from-behind 67-65 victory over Mount Olive inside a packed Wilson Gymnasium...

George Whitfield Hall of Fame preview

Where in your travels would you encounter a hometown hero, a priceless Carolina gem, a Legion of Merit recipient, an Australian Open finalist and a storied Hall of Fame writer? Give up? Why Goldsboro, of course. Those five individuals, and...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Gimmick defense helps Bulldogs

CALYPSO-- Princeton made the most of a critical defensive adjustment. North Duplin was left feeling the absence of its leading scorer. The Bulldogs benefited from a switch to a triangle-and-two defense and rode the heels of 12 unanswered points to...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Princeton 48, North Duplin 36 * CALYPSO -- Princeton improved to 2-0 in Carolina 1-A Conference play with a 48-36 win on Tuesday night at North Duplin. Savanna Massengill led the Bulldogs with 20 points. Nicole Melvin added...

Archrivals meet in pivotal league contests

MOUNT OLIVE -- It's back. Conference Carolinas archrivals Mount Olive and Barton renew their long-standing rivalry on the basketball court today at "The Doghouse." The women tip off the early-season, east division doubleheader at 5:30 p.m. The men hit the...

Princeton-North Duplin boxes

BOYS Princeton 15 13 11 22 -- 61 North Duplin 17 12 6 14 -- 49 PRINCETON (8-7, 1-1) Austin Hinton 0 1 0-0 3, C.J. Jefferys 2 2 1-2 11, Aaron Simpkins 2 0 1-4 5, Brad Williamson 3...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MOC men's volleyball team picked to three-peat as Conference Carolinas champion

Its starting lineup nearly intact from one year ago, the Mount Olive College men's volleyball team is favored to defend its Conference Carolinas regular-season championship. The Trojans, who return five starters and two all-conference selections, earned five first-place votes and...

Monday, January 9, 2012

Ayden-Grifton derails Rosewood's title hopes

LITTLEFIELD -- Rosewood seemed destined for its 17th regular-season conference dual-team wrestling championship Saturday afternoon. Ayden-Grifton derailed the Eagles' title hopes. The Chargers stormed back from a 29-point deficit and captured a stunning, 48-35 victory in the deciding match of...

Preps digest: Caudle earns MVP honors for Faith Christian, which wins weekend tournament

Boys' basketball Faith Christian 69, Gospel Light 59 * MONROE -- Wes Caudle poured in 29 points to lead Faith Christian to a 69-59 victory over Gospel Light on Saturday in the championship game of the Monroe Tabernacle Invitational. The...

David Romo earns gold medal, C.B. Aycock claims 2nd overall

PIKEVILLE -- Back-to-back champion. But this one was a little tougher to get. Senior David Romo won his second consecutive individual championship during the 12th annual Falcon Invitational, and helped Charles B. Aycock claim runner-up honors in the team portion...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pitt named All-American

LEESBURG, Va. -- Tyheim Pitt, a sophomore football player at Livingstone College, has been named a second-team All-American by Beyond Sports College Network. A Charles B. Aycock alum, Pitt led the Blue Bears in total tackles (105) and recorded three...

Local digest

Girls' basketball Goldsboro 47, North Duplin 27 * CALYPSO -- Brandy Johnson recorded the first triple-double of her prep career and slow-starting Goldsboro launched defense of its Carolina 1-A Conference title with a 47-27 triumph over North Duplin on Friday...

Southern Wayne boys win ECC thriller

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne knows its going to get every Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent's best effort each time it takes the floor. How the Saints respond to that challenge will largely be the measuring stick by which their season...

Prep basketball boxes

Boys Eastern Wayne 11 25 10 7 -- 53 C.B. Aycock 3 10 14 9 -- 36 EASTERN WAYNE (6-7, 3-1) Tyrik Kornegay 10 2 1-2 27, Lee Atkinson 3 1 5-6 14, Javon Darden 2 0 0-2 4, Josiah...

Goldsboro outlasts N.Duplin boys in OT

CALYPSO -- Frustration that could have led to a bitter ending turned into a blessing instead for the Goldsboro High boys' basketball team Friday evening. The Cougars also learned they can succeed when missing a key offensive element on the...

Eastern Wayne downs C.B. Aycock boys

PIKEVILLE -- Eastern Wayne had to find another scorer in its game against Charles B. Aycock on Friday night. Tyrik Kornegay was more than capable. With the Golden Falcons playing an exotic zone defense keyed on sharpshooter Lee Atkinson, the...

Friday, January 6, 2012

Trojan women turn back rival Pfeiffer U

MOC Sports Information MISENHEIMER -- Mount Olive College answered Pfeiffer University's 3-point shooting with clutch scoring of its own and strong defense during a come-from-behind, 79-73 victory in Conference Carolinas women's basketball action Thursday evening. Andrea Jones delivered a team-high...

Local Preps Digest

Boys' basketball Wayne Christian 52, ENCSD 32 * WILSON -- Wayne Christian earned its second win of the season with a 52-32 victory over the Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf on Thursday night. Chase Darden scored 16 points for...

Anuna's jumper seals Falcons' OT victory

MOC Sports Information MISENHEIMER -- Another hard-luck loss. In overtime, no less. KC Anuna drained a 16-foot jumper with less than a second remaining, and lifted Pfeiffer University to a 91-89, overtime triumph over in-state rival Mount Olive College inside...

Aycock grapplers seek crown

PIKEVILLE -- Time to start fresh. After posting 21 dual-team victories and a pair of top-five finishes in two individual tournaments, Charles B. Aycock's grapplers start 2012 in quest of a long-awaited title -- the Falcon Invitational crown. The Golden...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Eastern Wayne 66, Southern Wayne 30 * Eastern Wayne got scoring contributions from 13 different players en route to a 66-30 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Southern Wayne on Tuesday night. The Warriors were led by...

Stevens: Panthers' defense must improve in 2012

The final game of the Carolina Panthers' 2011-12 campaign was four quarters of a long, hard look in the mirror at a glaring weakness. New Orleans' exposed Carolina's overmatched defense to the tune of 45 points, 617 yards of offense...

Southern Wayne takes control of conference

Two teams with polar opposite styles of play met on the court at Eastern Wayne High School on Tuesday night. Southern Wayne came away with a 58-45 win over archrival Eastern Wayne on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference basketball scene....

Prep basketball boxes

Boys Southern Wayne 15 10 12 21 -- 58 Eastern Wayne 19 3 6 17 -- 45 SOUTHERN WAYNE (11-3, 3-0) Ronnell Outlaw 1 0 0-0 2, Chris Artis 0 0 4-4 4, Andrew Matthews 3 0 3-6 9, Jaylen...

Trojan women take care of pesky Cobras

MOUNT OLIVE -- All the close games Mount Olive played during the non-conference portion of its schedule appear to be paying off. The Trojans watched an 11-point lead slip away but executed late in a 78-75 win over Coker on...

Hayes enjoys career night for MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Joey Higginbotham's screaming voice could be heard over the loud music blaring inside Kornegay Arena. Higginbotham sat surrounded by his Mount Olive players during a timeout, his neck tie long gone, furiously imploring his team to bring...