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Monday, February 6, 2012

Higginbotham: Let frustrating season go

Replacing individual parts to keep the machine humming hasn't been Mount Olive's problem on the softball diamond during Jaime Kylis-Higginbotham's tenure as head coach. It's figuring out how to avoid sputtering at the wrong time. The Trojans had trouble closing...

Burns paces Eagles

Girls' basketball Rosewood 61, Spring Creek 42 * SEVEN SPRINGS -- Alicia Burns led three players in double figures with 19 points, and Rosewood pulled away down the stretch during a 61-42 victory over Spring Creek on Friday evening. Logan...

Trojans fall to Ohio State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Strong competition makes you better. Let's just hope it doesn't ruin your pyschy. Mount Olive extended Ohio State to an extra set point, but dropped a 25-16, 25-17, 26-24 decision to the reigning NCAA Division...

Focused Golden Falcons successfully defend title

CLAYTON -- Khaleil Owens joined an elite group. Teammate Preston Tucker is knocking on the door to do the same. Meanwhile, Charles B. Aycock denied Cleveland the conference "sweep." Owens grabbed the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference wrestler-of-the-year award and the...

Chargers ground Eagles' matmen

It's official. Ayden-Grifton has become Rosewood's newest nemesis on the wrestling mat. Less than one month after wrenching the regular-season, dual-team wrestling crown from the Eagles' talons, the Chargers completed the Class 1-A Carolina/4 Rivers/Tideland Athletic Conference sweep Saturday afternoon...

Mercurio collects 7 RBI

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College junior Mike Mercurio slugged a grand slam and collected seven RBI, while Zach Smith held Lenoir-Rhyne to just one hit over six innings in a 16-1 victory on a drizzly Sunday...

C.B. Aycock's Hall crowned 1-meter diving champion

Devin Hall adjusted the tension wheel, stepped toward the end of the diving board, turned his back to the pool and took a deep breath. His toes turning white from clinging to the edge, Hall pushed off and barely made...

Cougars send four to state meet

CARY -- Another week of workouts. Another chance to add to Goldsboro High's record books. The Cougars' foursome of Logan Cole, Timmy Vick, Zach Darden and Steven Morton turned in consistent performances during the Classes 1-A/2-A Eastern Regional swim meet...