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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Local digest

Girls' soccer C.B. Aycock 8, Triton 0 * ERWIN -- Charles B. Aycock punched in three goals within a three-minute stretch and hammered Triton, 8-0, in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference affair Friday evening. Sam Parrish's assist to Cheyenne Warrick...

Sam Narron moving on to coaching position

The examples of baseball players who struggled with the decision of when to call it quits on their career is a long one. Legends like Willy Mays, Mickey Mantle and Ryne Sandberg all stayed in the game of baseball longer...

MOC baseball wins pair

MOUNT OLIVE -- Geno Escalante continues to be a large reason why Mount Olive is rolling right now. The junior extended his hitting streak to 25 games and the Trojans moved their winning streak to 16 games with a doubleheader...

Jordan Quinn headed to NCCU

Jordan Quinn's dream of playing Division I baseball is no longer a fantasy, but a reality -- just two years later. However, the Southeastern Community College sophomore almost resigned himself to playing on the Division II level when the Carson-Newman...

CBA defeats Triton baseball

ERWIN -- The wait is over. Denied in its previous two attempts, the Charles B. Aycock varsity baseball team presented its head coach with a long-awaited, milestone victory -- an 8-1 decision over Triton in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference action...

Friday, March 30, 2012

Prep baseball boxes

Spring Creek 103 325 3 -- 17 15 3 Rosewood 111 201 6 -- 13 11 15 Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Luke Miller 3-6, RBI, Zack Harrell 2-5, 3-RBI, Duane Gurganus 2-2, 2 RBI, Chris Nichols 2-5, 3...

Rosewood-SC tennis box

Rosewood 7 Spring Creek 2 Singles: No. 1 Dylan Cuddington (R) d. Daniel Krentz 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Fouad Ismail (R) d. Adam Haggerty 6-3, 6-2; No. 3 Daniel El Awar (R) d. JD Quick 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 Cody...

Eagles turn back Gators on courts

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A solid effort. Rosewood emerged victorious on five singles courts and handed county archrival Spring Creek a 7-2 loss on the Carolina 1-A Conference boys' tennis scene Thursday afternoon. "It was a good match ... pretty solid,"...

Spring Creek takes advantage of Rosewood errors

Spring Creek made the most of scoring opportunities. Rosewood wondered what could have been. The Eagles committed 15 errors and the Gators hung on for a 17-13 win in Carolina 1-A Conference play Thursday evening. The game took three-plus hours...

Local Preps Digest

Baseball North Lenoir 3, Cleveland 0 * LaGRANGE -- North Lenoir defeated Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Cleveland 3-0 on Thursday night. Sophomore left-hander Landon Letchworth and senior right-hander Chastin Radford combined to throw a no-hitter. Letchworth pitched 61/3 innings...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Local digest

Baseball Southern Wayne 4, New Bern 3 * DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning and defeated New Bern 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon. Tyler Gainey delivered two hits including a home run...

Saints hand Gators lopsided defeat

DUDLEY -- The second annual Cross County Classic turned into a one-sided rout Wednesday evening. Southern Wayne scored nine first-half goals and rolled to a 16-1 win over Spring Creek at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex. Dixie Ramirez paced the...

Princetondowns Goldsboro baseball

Princeton jumped out to an early double-digit lead before Goldsboro mounted a rally. In the end, the Bulldawgs' early cushion was enough as they collected a 15-5 win on the Carolina 1-A Conference baseball scene on Wednesday night. Princeton scored...

Prep baseball boxes

Princeton 213 412 2 -- 15 10 2 Goldsboro 000 050 0 -- 5 3 8 Leading hitters -- Princeton -- Tyler Daniels 1-2, 2B, RBI; Austin Hinton 1-3; Forrest Stewart 1-3; Blake Schultz 2-2, 2 RBI; Will Toler 2-2;...

Carolina 1-A golf results

Results from the third Carolina 1-A Conference men's golf tournament contested Wednesday afternoon at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course: Team scores Rosewood 309 Goldsboro High 354 Princeton 386 North Duplin 398 Ayden-Grifton 416 Spring Creek 442 Top 10 Individuals Nick Adams,...

Carolina 1-A golf tourney goes to Rosewood

Nick Adams stared back at the green, picked up his putter cover and headed to the next hole. It wouldn't have been a surprise to see the Rosewood sophomore toss the club into the water on No. 10 after missing...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Baseball Wayne Country Day 7, Oakwood 2 * Wayne Country Day shook off a mistake-filled loss to Wayne Christian on Monday evening and bounced back for a 7-2 victory over visiting Oakwood on Tuesday afternoon. It was the Coastal Plains...

Kelly delivers game-winning hit

PIKEVILLE -- Southern Wayne's "never-say-die" mentality has it alive and well in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference. Charles B. Aycock' s ECC title hopes are slipping away. Thomas Kelly delivered an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning...

prep baseball boxes

Southern Wayne 000 040 01 -- 5 6 1 C.B. Aycock 100 200 00 -- 4 5 3 Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Clayton Cashwell 1-3; Keith Jones 1-3; Tyler Gainey 1-4; Ashton Cox RBI; Taylor Brock 1-4; Kevin...

Escalante extends hitting streak

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Geno Escalante cranked out four hits for the third consecutive game and No. 11-ranked Mount Olive College dismantled in-state rival Shaw University, 15-6, at Scarborough Field on Tuesday afternoon. Escalante has hit safely in...

Warriors remain in sole possession of ECC lead

LaGRANGE -- Eastern Wayne ace Zack Mozingo pitched his game. North Lenoir just didn't adjust. Mozingo logged 13 strikeouts and threw a complete-game three-hitter in the Warriors' 6-0 triumph over the Hawks on a breezy, cool Tuesday afternoon. Eastern Wayne...

Chargers let one-goal lead slip away, fall to Knights, 4-1

Wayne Country Day had its eye on an upset in the first half against archrival Greenfield. The Knights ensured that the Chargers went home disappointed, scoring four goals after the intermission and claiming a 4-1 win on the Coastal Plains...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Local digest

Boys' tennis Eastern Wayne 9, Cleveland 0 * CLAYTON -- Eastern Wayne kept its perfect Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference record intact with a 9-0 win over Cleveland High School on Monday. Chaz Fitzpatrick, Russell Turner, Steven Taylor, Sawyer Thompson, Cole...

Wayne Christian drops W. Country Day

Wayne Christian did not just beat archrival Wayne Country Day on Monday night. The Eagles sent a message. Wayne Christian overcame an early deficit and rolled to a 13-3 victory in just five innings. "I was really pleased with the...

Wayne Christian - W. Country Day box

W. Country Day 300 00 -- 3 5 7 Wayne Christian 028 21 -- 13 9 1 * Two outs when game-ending run scored. Leading hitters -- Wayne Country Day -- Cody Neal 2-2, 3B; Cole Davis 1-2; Hil Tanner...

Faith Christian-Berean box

Berean 100 03 -- 4 3 7 Faith Christian 464 0x -- 14 9 3 Leading hitters -- Berean Baptist -- Jason Stubbs 2-3, RBI; Matt Jackson 1-3, RBI. Faith Christian -- Brandon Jones 3-3; Michael Clarke 1-3, 2B; Wes...

Faith Christian defeats Berean Baptist

Score all you can early. It's a simple philosophy the Faith Christian baseball team has followed this season, and it's been quite effective. The Conquerors plated 10 runs during the first two innings and rolled to a 14-4, mercy-rule triumph...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rosewood, James Kenan lead respective leagues after winter Cup competition

CHAPEL HILL -- Rosewood and James Kenan remain the front-runners in their respective conferences, while Charles B. Aycock lost some momentum during the winter in Wells Fargo Conference Cup competition. The Eagles claimed regular-season championships in men's and women's indoor...

WCS Eagles collect middle school softball win

* Softball: Wayne Christian 9, Lee Christian 3 -- Georgia Parnell smashed an inside-the-park home run to deep center field during the Eagles' win Friday afternoon. Victoria Combs threw a complete-game one-hitter and fanned 14 Lee Christian batters. Wayne Christian...

WCDS netters nip archrival on tennis courts

* Wayne Country Day earned two pivotal doubles points and nipped county archrival Wayne Christian, 5-4, on the Wayne Community College courts Friday afternoon. The Chargers' No. 1 tandem of Michael Knutson-Miller Gerrard rolled past the Eagles' Daniel Glover-Chris Easom,...

Ford scores three goals for Chargers

* GREENVILLE -- Wayne Countrry Day rolled past Pope John Paul by a final score of 8-0 on Friday night. Catherine Ford finished with a hat trick (three goals). Margaret Tanner added two goals in the win. Sarah Best, Mack...

No. 1-ranked Lawrence slips past WCDS, 6-5

* MERRY HILL -- No. 1-ranked Lawrence Academy erased a three-run deficit and dealt Wayne Country Day a 6-5, non-conference loss Friday afternoon. The Chargers (1-4 overall) led 5-2 after 2 1/2 innings, but surrendered three third-inning runs to the...

Wayne Christian hammers out non-conference win over Bethel Christian

* Austin Howell, Chase Darden and Tanner Rose cranked out two hits apiece, and Wayne Christian dispatched Bethel Christian, 12-2, in five innings on Friday afternoon. Howell and Rose each had one RBI. Jake Riffle, Trey Hinton, Ryan Cooke and...

Ramirez, Perez each notch hat trick for Saints

* DUDLEY -- For the first time in school history, two Southern Wayne players each recorded a hat trick (three goals) in the same game during a 6-1 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival North Lenoir. Dixie Ramirez and...

Gators claim ugly win in Carolina 1-A opener

PRINCETON -- Sometimes you just have to win ugly. Spring Creek certainly did Friday evening. The Gators capitalized on Princeton's defensive miscues and grinded out an 8-4 victory in their Carolina 1-A Conference opener on the Fred Bartholomew Athletic Complex...

S. Creek-Princeton baseball box

Spring Creek 110 120 3 -- 8 9 2 Princeton 100 210 0 -- 4 3 6 Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Zach Harrell 1-2; Duane Gurganus 1-3, 2B; Chris Nichols 1-4, 2B, RBI; Corey Howell 2-4, 2B; Logan...

Princeton defeats Spring Creek on softball diamond

* PRINCETON -- Two-time defending Carolina 1-A Conference champion Princeton pushed across 10 first-inning runs and cruised past Spring Creek, 19-1, on Friday evening. Kasey Edwards paced the Bulldogs' offense with three hits. Katlyn Peedin, Logan Jones and Hannah Woodard...

Ohio St-Syracuse

The Associated Press BOSTON -- Jared Sullinger recovered from first-half foul trouble to score 19 points and grab seven rebounds, helping Ohio State beat Syracuse 77-70 on Saturday to advance to the Final Four. It will be the Buckeyes' first...

Saints claim crucial ECC baseball win at home

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne had plenty of time to develop character in the midst of adversity during the past month. Perhaps that is why a 4-1 deficit midway through a pivotal Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference game hardly made the Saints...

N. Lenoir-So. Wayne box

North Lenoir 201 100 0 -- 4 5 2 Southern Wayne 001 060 x -- 7 7 1 Leading hitters -- North Lenoir -- Chastin Radford 1-4, Sammy West 1-3, Brian Hardy 2-3, 2 RBI, JT Williams 1-2, RBI, Mikal...

Bynum steals career-high five bases, MOC swipes 15 overall against St. Andrews

MOC Sports Information LAURINBURG -- Sophomore Will Bynum swiped a career-best five bases and Mount Olive College recorded a program-best 15 steals overall in a 21-3 thrashing of in-state Conference Carolinas baseball rival St. Andrews on Saturday afternoon. The No....

Midway cruises past James Kenan in Tri-County action

* WARSAW -- Midway roughed up three James Kenan pitchers for 10 hits and cruised to a 10-3 victory in Tri-County 1-A Conference play Friday afternoon. Corey Sutton (two RBI) and Steed Jones each had one hit for the Tigers....

Greene Central claims 5-inning win over SW Edgecombe

* PINETOPS -- Greene Central cruised past Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe SouthWest Edgecombe 12-2 in six innings on Friday evening. Chad Murphy led the Rams with three hits and two RBI. Davis Wilson (three RBI) and Ryan Cobb (RBI)...

E. Wayne-Triton baseball box

Triton 001 000 0 -- 1 4 2 Eastern Wayne 003 010 x -- 4 5 2 Leading hitters -- Triton -- Dillon Stewart 1-1; Tripp Jenkins 1-2; Eli Manness 2-3. Eastern Wayne -- Zack Mozingo 1-2, HR, 3...

Warriors' Mozingo does offensive damage against Triton

* Freshman Megan Mozingo tallied a first- and second-half goal during Eastern Wayne's 2-0 triumph over Triton on the Little Big Horn pitch Friday evening. Mozingo notched the game-winner in the fifth minute -- a free kick from 20 yards...

Barnett handcuffs Triton, Mozingo delivers big hit

Triton starter Kyle McCauley made one bad pitch over the course of six innings and Eastern Wayne slugger Zack Mozingo made him pay dearly for the mistake Friday evening. Mozingo's three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning...

Goldsboro's Dewitt headed to North Carolina Gold Gloves tournament

Boxers by nature are normally arrogant, unapproachable and surly -- but Donovan Dewitt is none of those things. In the fact, the 24-year-old Goldsboro native is downright pleasant. All of that changes, however, when the entrance music stops and the...

Warrick scores twice against Northern Nash

* WILSON -- Cheyenne Warrick notched two goals and Charles B. Aycock claimed a 3-1 triumph over Northern Nash in The Brittany VII contested at the Gillette Soccer Complex on Friday afternoon. Emily Borel provided one goal and two assists....

Chargers slip past Rosewood, 2-1, in baseball

* LITTLEFIELD -- Rosewood launched its 2012 Carolina 1-A Conference campaign with a heart-breaking 2-1 loss at Ayden-Grifton on Friday evening. Will Winslow paced the Eagles' offense with two hits. Will Lane, pinch-hitter Khalil Warren, Tyler Folk and Matt Shaw...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Stevens: Time will tell of Manning's decision

For 14 seasons, Peyton Manning has made a career of being one of the best decision makers to ever play quarterback in the NFL. Aside from his strong arm, precision passing ability and 6-foot-5 frame, Manning's greatest characteristic is his...

Local Preps Digest

Softball Wayne Christian 13, Faith-Rocky Mount 3, (5 inn.) * Wayne Christian scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 13-3 rout of Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Thursday. Courtney Barrow paced the Eagles...

Aycock plays old fashioned

SNOW HILL -- On a day when timely hits were absent, Charles B. Aycock manufactured its offense the old-fashioned way through sacrificing at-bats Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons plated a single run in the third and seventh innings, and handed...

CBA-G. Central box

C.B. Aycock 001 000 1 -- 2 4 0 Greene Central 000 000 0 -- 0 4 0 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Collin DuBose 1-3; Blake Sutton 1-3, 2B; Rider Gardner 1-3; Greg Johnson 1-1; Adam Pate RBI;...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Trojans batter No. 5-ranked Catawba

MOC Sports Information SALISBURY -- Jacob Rogers flexed his muscles and swatted four home runs, and No. 14-ranked Mount Olive College swept a doubleheader from in-state rival Catawba, 17-12 and 11-1, on Wednesday afternoon. The Indians, ranked No. 5 nationally,...

Preps digest: North Duplin hands Goldsboro mercy-rule loss in Carolina opener

Baseball North Duplin 11, Goldsboro 1 * CALYPSO -- North Duplin opened its Carolina 1-A Conference baseball season with an 11-1 win over Goldsboro on Wednesday afternoon. Larry White pitched a complete game for the Rebels and recorded 12 strikeouts....

MOC softball takes doubleheader from Belmont Abbey

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College softball team played perhaps the longest game in program history, and then needed just five additional innings to complete a doubleheader sweep of in-state Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey on...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Trojan baseball climbs in polls

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College posted a 5-0 record on the baseball diamond last week and vaulted to No. 14 in the latest College Baseball Lineup Division II top 30 poll. The Trojans (18-6 overall) scored...

ECU nips N.C. State

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Philip Clark laced the go-ahead, tie-breaking RBI single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning and No. 25-ranked East Carolina upset No. 11-ranked N.C. State, 6-5, at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium...

Local Preps Digest

Softball C.B. Aycock 10, Eastern Wayne 0, (6 inn.) * PIKEVILLE -- Brooke Bell and Meredith Burroughs combined to pitch a one-hit shutout and Charles B. Aycock cruised past Eastern Wayne 10-0 in six innings on Tuesday evening. Bell recorded...

Prep baseball box

Eastern Wayne 120 200 0 -- 5 10 1 C.B. Aycock 100 000 0 -- 1 5 3 Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Ryan Faucette 4-4, HR, 2 RBI; Zach Mozingo 1-3, RBI; Nolan James 1-3, RBI; Josh Dixon...

Golden Falcons' weapons too much for EW

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock used the strength in numbers theory to its advantage Tuesday evening. Eastern Wayne struggled to adjust. The Golden Falcons used numerous attackers to pressure the Warriors' defense relentlessly throughout a 7-1 victory during their Eastern...

Mozingo notches first win over CBA

PIKEVILLE -- Zack Mozingo accomplished a feat he had never achieved on Tuesday evening. Mozingo logged a complete-game effort and claimed his first-ever career victory over archrival Charles B. Aycock, 5-1, in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play. "Mo did a...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Local digest

Boys' tennis C.B. Aycock 8, Southern Wayne 1 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock swept through singles play and rolled to an 8-1 victory over county and Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Southern Wayne on Monday afternoon. Will Hoff, Michael...

Spring Creek defeats SWO baseball

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek played well in all three facets of the game. Southwest Onslow struggled in all three. The Gators collected 12 hits en route to an 11-1 win in six innings on Monday afternoon. It was the...

Prep softball box

Rosewood 120 000 0 -- 3 6 1 Southern Wayne 000 000 1 -- 1 3 3 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Callie Thornton 2-3, 3B; Scout Anderson 1-2; Alicia Burns 2-3; Anna Ingram RBI. Southern Wayne -- Carlie Heath...

Rosewood tops Southern Wayne softball

A new coach. An aggressive attitude. A consistent pitcher. Rosewood has used all those intangibles to its advantage on the softball diamond this spring, and Monday afternoon was no exception. Right-hander Amanda Beckert threw a complete-game three-hitter in a 3-1,...

Prep baseball box

Southwest Onslow 000 001 -- 1 5 6 Spring Creek 002 513 -- 11 12 0 Two outs when the game-ending run scored. Leading hitters -- Southwest Onslow -- Mitch Hetterschedt 1-3; Austin Benson 2-2; Jason Hunter 1-2, RBI; Daniel...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Girls' soccer Chargers drop pair on road * DURHAM -- Wayne Country Day endured a 5-3 loss to The Elon School and a 3-1 setback against Trinity School of Durham-Chapel Hill over the weekend. Junior Sarah Best handed out two...

Larry's Gym celebrates grand re-opening

A staple of life in Goldsboro for the past two decades put the finishing touches on a new look on Saturday morning. Larry's Gym and Fitness Supply celebrated its grand re-opening with a bang. Professional body builder and fitness champion...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Baseball C.B. Aycock 11, Cleveland 1 (6 inn.) * CLAYTON -- Cameron Taylor drove in a career-high six runs and Charles B. Aycock dispatched Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent Cleveland, 11-0, in a mercy rule-shortened game Friday. Officials halted the...

So. Wayne-E. Wayne softball box

Southern Wayne 014 011 0 -- 7 9 0 Eastern Wayne 000 000 0 -- 0 1 2 Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Savannah Wiggins 1-3; Haley Warren 1-3; Madison Davis 2-2, 2B, RBI; Hope Rose 1-4, 2B, RBI;...

Warren extends Warriors' slump

Southern Wayne head softball coach Michael Wiggs finally saw his team play seven complete innings Friday afternoon. The Saints had near-perfect pitching, timely hitting and flawless defense which made Wiggs think, 'man, where has this been all season?' Freshman Haley...

Jackson, Mozingo lead EW charge

Eastern Wayne and Southern Wayne continued their respective searches for an identity on Friday evening. The Saints came away with plenty to feel positive about. The Warriors picked up another Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference win. Jordan Jackson and Megan Mozingo...

Mount Olive sweeps twinbill from Coker

MOC SPORTS INFORMATION HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Bradon Reitano's two-out, two-run double in the sixth made a winner of Matt Dillon, who delivered a four-hit masterpiece and 27th-ranked Mount Olive defeated Coker 3-1 in game one of a Conference Carolinas baseball...

Controversial 'strike' leads to game-winning hit

Eastern Wayne may have found a four-leaf clover. The Warriors scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and beat archrival Southern Wayne 4-3 on Wednesday night. The win keeps Eastern Wayne in a tie for first...

E. Wayne-So. Wayne baseball box

Southern Wayne 000 300 0 -- 3 7 3 Eastern Wayne 100 101 1 -- 4 9 1 Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Ashton Cox 1-3, 2B; Jacob Sasser 1-3; Taylor Raynor 1-2; Clayton Cashwell 2-2; Colton Chrisman 1-2,...

Ash runs well in ODAC

Guilford Sports Information GREENSBORO -- Guilford College sophomore Brandon Ash logged his best 200-meter time of the season -- 26.79 seconds -- during the Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's indoor track and field championships. Ash placed 27th overall in the...

Ford, Myles integral parts of teams' year

Catherine Ford can score almost at will and put up offensive numbers at Wayne Country Day during four seasons that would make most girls basketball players jealous. Ford eclipsed 1,000 points as a junior in 2011. This year the go-to...

Bullock accepts no less than best

LaTina Bullock knows what it takes to be successful on the hardwood and there are certainly few coaches who have her level of expertise. As a standout prep player, Bullock developed skills that would last a lifetime such as hard...

Team executes Mitchell's philosophy

Convincing a group of individuals to set aside their personal aspirations for the betterment of everyone involved can be a daunting task on its own. Persuading 11 teenagers to abandon their own desires in hopes of achieving success as a...

Haggerty grows up, adapts to role

At the root of any successful basketball program is its foundation -- the tradition, hard work and principles that it is built upon. In its quest to establish a tradition of success, Spring Creek believes it has finally laid its...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Charger athletes recognized

Wayne Country Day concluded its winter sports season with an awards ceremony, and recognized athletes from eight teams. The recipients were: * Cheerleading: Spirit Award -- Abby Pope; Leadership Award -- Brooke Neal; Most Improved Award -- Margaret Tanner. *...

Adams fires consistent 72

Rosewood played down a man and Midway took advantage. With number-two man Andrew Henn out due to illness, the Eagles fired a team total of 345 in a three-team meet at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Club on Thursday afternoon. Midway captured...

Prep golf agate

Tri-match at GMGC Thursday Team totals Midway 330 Rosewood 345 Goldsboro 444 Top 10 individuals Nick Adams, R -- 72 Adam Capps, M -- 77 Cameron Byrd, M -- 81 Bret Robinson, R -- 83 Robbie Peterson, M -- 84...

Hinton gets job done in relief for MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Chris Hinton did his job. And teammates Jermaine Berry and Will Bynum helped salvage what could have been a disastrous outing for No. 27-ranked Mount Olive College on Thursday afternoon. Hinton tossed 62/3 innings of seven-hit relief,...

Stevens: Eastern Carolina 3-A baseball race is 4-team chase

As the majority of the sports world focuses on college basketball for the next three weeks, the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference baseball race is just heating up. Eastern Wayne, Southern Wayne, North Lenoir and Charles B. Aycock have separated themselves...

Local Preps Digest

Baseball Spring Creek 5, Greene Central 0 * SNOW HILL -- Spring Creek took advantage of five Greene Central errors in a 5-0, non-conference win on Thursday afternoon. The Gators broke a scoreless tie with a single run in the...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday preps

Boys' tennis Eastern Wayne 9, Triton 0 * Eastern Wayne cruised to an easy 9-0 win over Triton in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tennis action on Wednesday. Chaz Fitzpatrick, Russell Turner, Steven Taylor, Mitchell Kaspar, Sawyer Thompson and Cole Newsome...

MOC-Coker softball

MOC Sports Information HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Robbin Kennedy gunned down the potential game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh, and scored the game-clinching run in the eighth inning of Mount Olive's come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over Conference Carolinas softball nemesis...

So. Wayne-Ashley baseball

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne hurlers Cody Wendorf and Jacob Sasser did their job on the mound Tuesday afternoon. Their teammates didn't come through at the plate. The Saints stranded five runners in scoring position and managed just two hits overall...

C.B. Aycock-North Lenoir baseball

LaGRANGE -- Veteran North Lenoir head coach Jim Montague was not quite sure what to expect when he sent sophomore Landon Letchworth to the mound against Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday afternoon. The expectations should definitely be higher the next...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Girls' soccer C.B. Aycock 7, South Johnston 2 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock allowed an early goal, but bounced back with a strong offensive performance in a 7-2 victory over South Johnston on Tuesday evening. After the Trojans took...

Faith Christian thumps WCDS

One day makes a difference. After a not-so-stellar defensive performance in a mercy-rule loss against Union Grove just 24 hours earlier, Faith Christian saw the tide turn in its favor Tuesday afternoon. The Conquerors put the ball in play, capitalized...

Golden Falcons knock off South Johnston, 5-1

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock used a sixth-inning rally to put away pesky South Johnston 5-1 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference softball action on Tuesday night. The Golden Falcons got a sterling pitching performance by Brooke Bell and shut down...

CBA diamond nine remain perfect

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock is off to a strong start and its leaders have been right in the thick of the success. Senior left-hander Bryant Stafford tossed six shutout innings in a 5-0 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference...

Prep softball boxes

South Johnston 100 000 0 -- 1 3 1 C.B. Aycock 100 004 x -- 5 8 3 Leading hitters -- South Johnston -- Anna Reaves 1-3; Krista Collins 1-2, 2B; Katlyn Johnson 1-2. C.B. Aycock -- Meredith Burroughs 2-3;...

Trojans roll past Virginia State

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- JUCO transfer Geno Escalante became the third player in Mount Olive history and the second in less than three weeks to hit for the cycle, and the No. 27-ranked Trojans throttled Virginia State, 20-5,...

VCU hits its way past ECU

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Senior catcher Zach Wright cranked a first-inning home run during a five-run uprising, but No. 25-ranked East Carolina couldn't keep the momentum in an 18-11, non-conference loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Tuesday afternoon. Bill Cullen...

Prep baseball boxes

South Johnston 000 000 0 -- 0 4 0 C.B. Aycock 220 100 x -- 5 9 1 Leading hitters -- South Johnston -- Aaron Godwin 1-3, Austin Raynor1-2, Ryan Perez 2-2. C.B. Aycock -- Adam Pate 2-3, Cameron Taylor...

Monday, March 12, 2012

MOC volleyball wins pair

MOC Sports Information JAMAICA, N.Y. -- Senior setter Jackson Metichecchia claimed Most Valuable Player honors and Mount Olive College swept the competition during the eighth annual York (NY) College Men's Volleyball Invitational. The Trojans (12-12 overall) defeated all four opponents...

MOC takes King series

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College wore out King's pitching staff for a season-high 20 hits, and Derek Justice claimed his first collegiate win on the mound during a 14-4 romp Sunday afternoon at Scarborough Field. The...

Local digest

Baseball Farmville Central 14, Rosewood 4 (5 innings) * FARMVILLE -- Reed Howell doubled and scored a run in a 2-for-3 effort, but Rosewood dropped a mercy rule-shortened, 14-4 loss at Farmville Central on Friday afternoon. Will Winslow tripled and...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Local digest

Softball Faith Christian 14, Trinity-Greenville 1 * Hannah Stocks tossed a no-hitter inside the pitcher's circle and logged three strikeouts in a 14-1 triumph over Trinity Christian-Greenville on the N.C. Christian Schools Association Coastal 2-A scene. Stocks, Courtney Dail and...

Cleveland soccer downs Eastern Wayne

Youth-laden Eastern Wayne continues to search for its identity two weeks into the high school girls' soccer season. The Warriors, who return just four starters from a year ago, might have grown up a little bit, too, on the Little...

OPINION: Craig Hayes career not about statistics

With the sting of Sunday afternoon's loss to Barton in the Conference Carolinas tournament finals still fresh in the air, Craig Hayes sat in the interview room inside Kornegay Arena and talked about what a privilege it was to play...

Mount Olive splits double-header

MOUNT OLIVE - League newcomer King (Tenn.) College didn't have much time to savor its series-opening triumph over No. 28-ranked Mount Olive College on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans made sure of it. Jacob Rogers smashed two home runs and Antonio...

Friday, March 9, 2012

MOC sports wrap

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- JUCO transfer Geno Escalante cranked out two doubles and collected four RBI, and Will Bynum slugged the go-ahead home run in Mount Olive's 12-3, non-conference triumph over California (Pa.) University at Scarborough Field on...

Misty Edwards signs with PCC

A gritty player who eats, breathes and sleeps softball, Misty Edwards carefully weighed all of her options before deciding where to continue her softball career. The Charles B. Aycock second baseman looked at Salem College, N.C. Wesleyan and several Division...

Local digest

Softball Rosewood 4, Midway 1 * Rosewood got a strong performance in the pitcher's circle from Amanda Beckert and defeated Midway 4-1 on Thursday afternoon. Beckert improved to 3-0 on the season and did not allow an earned run in...

Wayne Christian baseball preview

The first pitch of 2012 ushered in a new era in the baseball program at Wayne Christian School. The Eagles have a new coach and a variety of new faces to put into place as the non-conference schedule transitions into...

MOC Lancaster men working together

Teams often go through stretches where the disconnect between the coaching staff and the players causes problems. Coaches do not understand the workload that the players have to manage. Players do not understand that the coaches' decisions are in the...

Southern Wayne baseball preview

Southern Wayne head coach Trae McKee has a unique problem: more quality players in the dugout than he has spots on the lineup card heading into the 2012 regular season. "It really is something that a lot of coaches would...

Rosewood baseball preview

There is little consistency from season to season in the 1-A ranks of high school baseball. No one understands that better than fourth-year Rosewood head coach Jason King. King took a veteran group to the N.C. High School Athletic Association...

WCDS baseball preview

A week and a half before Wayne Country Day's season opener, members of its team were on a school trip in Greece. Perhaps that is not exactly what head coach Michael Taylor was referring to when he said, "Wayne Country...

Spring Creek baseball preview

A teachable group, a mix of seasoned veterans and enthusiastic underclassmen, Spring Creek has given head coach Heath Whitfield plenty of reasons to be optimistic. The Gators have shown plenty of promise during preseason practices as four returning seniors have...

Faith Christian baseball preview

Faith Christian consistently wins in the N.C. Christian Schools Association Coastal 2-A baseball ranks, but emerging triumphant on the state level has been frustrating in recent years. Particularly 2010. The Conquerors carried a 13-0 record into the state championship that...

Goldsboro High School baseball preview

Faded over time and tattered at the edges, framed images of black-and-white photographs silently stare at passers-by who walk through the hallway outside the Goldsboro High weight room. Those heroes of past Cougar baseball teams are reminders of a tradition-rich...

Eastern Wayne baseball preview

A chance to honor a hurting teammate and the opportunity to build upon last season's success. Eastern Wayne has no shortage of motivation entering the 2012 season. The Warriors have dedicated the season to teammate Jake May, who is out...

Conference Carolinas preview

Mount Olive knows that preseason polls are nothing more than someone's opinion. Conference championships speak for themselves. For the first time in recent memory, the Trojans were not picked to win the Conference Carolinas regular-season crown this spring. MOC, instead,...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Softball Southern Wayne 17, Spring Creek 7 * DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne got its offense going early and turned back Spring Creek 17-7 on Wednesday afternoon. Hailey Warren and Savannah Wiggins led the Saints with three hits and two RBI...

Southern Wayne capitalizes on nine free passes

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne used a five-run outburst to put away Spring Creek in a 9-1 victory at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex on Wednesday afternoon. Due to scheduling circumstances, the game felt more like an exhibition than a regular-season...

Prep baseball boxes

Spring Creek 000 001 0 -- 1 3 2 Southern Wayne 102 510 x -- 9 9 1 Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Zack Harrell 1-3; Luke Miller 2-2. Southern Wayne -- Ashton Cox 2-4, 2 2B, RBI; Tyler...

EW-SW tennis box

Eastern Wayne 9 Southern Wayne 0 Singles: No. 1 Chaz Fitzpatrick (EW) d. Brandon Outlaw 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Russell Turner (EW) d. Alan Nunez 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Steven Taylor (EW) d. David Joyner 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Mitchell...

Warrior netters roll

"Keep your focus." That seemed to be head coach Craig Hassell's main message during the changeovers as Eastern Wayne's lower-seeded players struggled to take control during opening-set play against Southern Wayne on a cloudy, brisk Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors sprayed...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Baseball Spring Creek 8, South Lenoir 7 * SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek hung on for an 8-7 win over South Lenoir on Tuesday evening. Corey Howell picked up the win on the mound with two innings of relief. Chris...

Prep baseball boxes

South Johnston 000 000 3 -- 3 6 4 Eastern Wayne 030 012 x -- 6 8 1 Leading hitters -- South Johnston -- Austin Lee 1-3; Ryan Underwood 1-2, 2 RBI; Austin Raynor 1-2; Aaron Godwin 1-3; George Smith...

Trojans hammer Shaw

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Jermaine Berry and Jacob Rogers collected four hits apiece and No. 28-ranked Mount Olive College used a 10-run, second-inning outburst to turn back in-state rival Shaw University, 16-1, at Scarborough Field on a cool,...

Warriors handcuff Trojans

Eastern Wayne dominated for six innings and held off a late South Johnston rally for a 6-3 win on Tuesday night in New Hope. The game was the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opener for both squads. The Warriors enjoyed a...

Warrick, Golden Falcons rout Triton on pitch

PIKEVILLE -- The Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference's most prolific goal scorer is on pace to match or possibly top her historic season from a year ago. Junior Cheyenne Warrick scored five goals and handed out an assist and Charles B....

CBA-Triton softball box

Triton 000 000 0 -- 0 3 1 C.B. Aycock 022 301 x -- 8 12 0 Leading hitters -- Triton -- Kerri Roberts 1-3; Kaitlyn Ennis 1-3; Jordan Jackson 1-3. C.B. Aycock -- Meredith Burroughs 2-3, HR, 2 RBI;...

C.B. Aycock opens ECC with shutout

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock did it all -- hit, pitched and played defense -- in its Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference softball opener Tuesday evening. The result? Senior Brooke Bell threw a marvelous three-hit shutout inside the pitcher's circle and...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Softball Southern Wayne 25, Spring Creek 4 (5 innings) * Haley Warren and Madison Davis combined for a one-hitter inside the pitcher's circle, and Southern Wayne cruised past county rival Spring Creek, 25-4. Warren emerged the Saints' top offensive performer...

NCAA committee snubs Trojans

MOUNT OLIVE -- Craig Hayes felt Mount Olive had more games to play. Too bad NCAA Division II men's basketball tournament selection committee didn't share Hayes' sentiment. The Trojans didn't get invited to the Big Dance. "We got left out,"...

Dogs tackle Trojans, earn automatic berth

MOUNT OLIVE -- Barton accomplished something Sunday afternoon that no other team had done all season -- hand Mount Olive a loss at Kornegay Arena. Gerald Boston poured in 34 points in a 67-60 win over the Trojans, and the...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Miracle pounds out career-high and school-record 28 kills

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Junior outside hitter Adam Miracle pounded out a career-high and school-record 28 kills, and Mount Olive turned back in-state archrival Lees-McRae 22-25, 30-32, 25-22, 25-18, 15-11 at Kornegay Arena on Saturday evening. Miracle emerged...

Brown's walk-off, bases-loaded single gives CBA 12-inning win over D.H. Conley

Baseball C.B. Aycock 5, D.H. Conley 4 (12 innings) * PIKEVILLE -- Logan Brown's walk-off, bases-loaded single lifted Charles B. Aycock to a 5-4, 12-inning victory over D.H. Conley on Friday evening. Adam Pate started the game-winning rally with a...

Hayes spearheads Trojans' road upset of King

MOC Sports Information BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Craig Hayes torched the nets for 18 of his game-high 29 points in the second half, and drained two key free throws with 25 seconds remaining in Mount Olive's 78-74 upset of King College...

Trojans sweep doubleheader from Barton in baseball

MOC Sports Information WILSON -- Mount Olive College plated 26 runs in 16 innings and blew out Conference Carolinas baseball rival Barton College, 14-1 and 12-2, at Nixon Field on Friday afternoon. Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain that moved through...

Mount Olive deserves NCAA tournament bid

Despite the outcome of this afternoon's Conference Carolinas championship game at Kornegay Arena, it's more than obvious that Mount Olive College isn't a bubble team for the NCAA Division II men's basketball tournament. In fact, the Trojans should be shoe-in....

Friday, March 2, 2012

Limestone ousts Trojan women

MOC Sports Information GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Limestone College built a 19-point first-half advantage and eliminated Mount Olive College, 81-59, from semifinal-round play of the 2012 Conference Carolinas women's basketball tournament Thursday evening. The Saints, the West Division champions, entertain East...

Prep baseball boxes

C.B. Aycock 1(10)1 02 -- 14 9 3 Rosewood 002 01 -- 3 5 5 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Cameron Taylor 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Collin DuBose 1-3, 2B; Bryant Stafford 2-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI; Greg Johnson...

Lakewood's final comeback stuns Goldsboro

FAYETTEVILLE -- Goldsboro just couldn't seal the deal. Lakewood capitalized on a last-second turnover and claimed a stunning come-from-behind, 64-63 win during semifinal-round play of the 2012 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A eastern regional girls' basketball tournament Thursday...

Goldsboro-Lakewood box

GIRLS Goldsboro 21 10 19 13 -- 63 Lakewood 10 15 20 19 -- 64 GOLDSBORO HIGH (24-3) Shatoria Exum 3 0 1-3 7, Brandy Johnson 2 0 1-4 5, Sierra Barksdale 0 0 0-0 0, Kasheika Wallace 6 0...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' soccer Eastern Wayne 7, North Lenoir 1 * Freshman Megan Mozingo recorded a hat trick (three goals) in her second career varsity game and Eastern Wayne rolled past Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir 7-1 on Thursday night...

Aycock overpowers RHS, 14-3

Charles B. Aycock waited until the bottom of the seventh inning to get its offense in gear during its season-opening game Tuesday night. The Golden Falcons started much better in game number two on Thursday. They plated 10 runs in...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thursday preps

Baseball Southern Wayne 3, Rocky Mount 0 * ROCKY MOUNT -- Southern Wayne got the better end of a classic pitcher's duel in a 3-0 win over Rocky Mount in the Saints' season opener. Tyler Gainey earned the win on...

Goldsboro returns to regional

FAYETTEVILLE -- Goldsboro High's trio of seniors haven't forgotten last year's stinging, season-ending loss to Southwest Onslow in the eastern regional championship game. It's been their motivation for this season. They're one step away from reaching that point again. The...