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Monday, April 30, 2012

Mount Olive falls to Wingate in Southest tennis regional

MOC Sports Information SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Akio Mariano and Murilo Pelegrino posted straight-set singles wins to rally No. 9 seed Mount Olive to a 3-3 tie, but No. 8 seed Wingate won the final two singles matches and emerged victorious,...

MOC-Erskine box

Mount Olive 121 200 502 -- 13 17 1 Erskine 010 010 010 -- 3 7 2 Leading hitters -- Mount Olive -- Mike Mercurio 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI; Antonio Callaway 1-4; Jacob Rogers 2-5, HR, 1 RBI; Geno Escalante...

Trojans serve up Justice

WILSON -- Mount Olive College served up a healthy dose of Justice against nemesis Erskine (S.C.) College on the baseball diamond Sunday afternoon. Derek Justice, a freshman southpaw, scattered six hits in his longest outing of the year during a...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Baseball Faith Christian 8, Wayne Country Day 7 (8 inn.) * Senior Michael Clarke drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Faith Christian upended Wayne Country Day, 8-7, on Friday afternoon. The teams split...

Gators heat up bats and roll past Eagles

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek got hot at the plate and never looked back in the rear-view mirror. The Gators pounded out 13 hits and rolled to an 11-1 win over Rosewood on the Carolina 1-A Conference baseball scene on...

Prep baseball boxes

Rosewood 100 00 -- 1 5 2 Spring Creek 401 33 -- 11 13 1 Two outs when game-ending run scored. Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Matt Shaw 2-3, 2 2B; Reed Howell 1-3, RBI; Kahlil Warren 1-2, 2B; John...

Chargers pull away from Rebels late

CALYPSO -- Share the title again? Ayden-Grifton put those thoughts to rest Friday evening. Zach Johnson's two-RBI single capped a four-run, seventh-inning uprising in a pivotal, 6-2 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference baseball rival North Duplin on Friday evening. The...

Trojans advance to finals

WILSON -- Just what the doctor ordered. In the four-day Conference Carolinas baseball tournament pitching is always at a premium. Mount Olive College ace Jake Moser made sure all of the Trojan's other arms will be available today. Moser pitched...

Goldsboro's Reynell moving on

Leave the program better than you found it. Of the many accomplishments Patrick Reynell accumulated during his three-year tenure as head boys' basketball coach at Goldsboro High School, perhaps none rank higher than his ability to keep the prestigious program...

Friday, April 27, 2012

prep baseball boxes

C.B. Aycock 002 000 0 -- 2 6 3 Eastern Wayne 000 000 1 -- 1 2 4 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Adam Pate 1-3; Collin DuBose 1-3; Justin Barbour 2-3; Logan Brown 1-3; Avery Anderon 1-3. Eastern...

Mount Olive crushes Erskine

WILSON -- The plan worked early until Mount Olive started hitting the ball. The No. 1-ranked Trojans plated eight third-inning runs and throttled sixth-seeded Pfeiffer University, 14-5, in opening-round play of the 2012 Conference Carolinas baseball tournament at historic Fleming...

Local Preps Digest

Softball C.B. Aycock 3, Eastern Wayne 0 * Brooke Bell and Meredith Burroughs combined to throw a no-hitter and Charles B. Aycock defeated Eastern Wayne 3-0 on Thursday evening. The Golden Falcons (21-2 overall) fashioned a perfect worksheet (12-0) against...

Cleveland's Wonde forfeits final

The highly-anticipated match between the top two singles players on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' tennis scene never materialized Thursday afternoon. No one certainly expected the bizarre ending. Eastern Wayne junior Chaz Fitzpatrick retained his singles championship with an...

ECC 3-A Tennis Championships -- agate

Results from the 2012 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference men's singles and doubles tournaments contested Wednesday and Thursday on the John Allen Farfour Courts at Herman Park. NOTE: Top five finishers in singles and doubles play advance to the N.C. High...

Golden Falcons' offense too much for EW defense

Charles B. Aycock closed out its undefeated run through the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' soccer schedule with a 9-1 win over archrival Eastern Wayne on Thursday night in New Hope. The Golden Falcons extended their ECC regular-season win streak...

Southpaw handcuffs Warriors

Bryant Stafford let the baseball fly out of his left hand one last time. He then pumped his fist and walked towards the dugout. This was a final regular-season start he won't soon forget. Eastern Wayne won't either. Stafford pitched...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Local digest

Girls' soccer Rosewood 6, Spring Creek 0 * Rosewood got its offense rolling early and never looked back in a 6-0 win over Spring Creek on the Carolina 1-A Conference soccer scene on Wednesday night. Cory Smith scored four goals...

MOC prepared for Conference Carolinas tourney

WILSON -- The most-important part of the baseball season begins today for Mount Olive College. The No. 1-ranked Trojans open defense of their Conference Carolinas tournament championship against sixth-seeded Erskine (S.C.) at historic Fleming Stadium. First pitch is 7 p.m....

Carolina 1-A track results

PRINCETON -- Results from the 2012 Carolina 1-A Conference men's and women's track and field championships contested at the Fred Bartholomew Athletic Complex on Wednesday afternoon: MEN TEAM SCORES Rosewood 144 Princeton 106 Ayden-Grifton 100 Goldsboro 84 Spring Creek 65.5...

Rosewood girls roll at Carolina 1-A track

PRINCETON -- The leadership came from different directions. And Rosewood reaped a long-awaited reward Wednesday afternoon. Sprinter Alysse Atwell continued her dominance in the hurdles, the Eagles emerged victorious in two relays and captured the 2012 Carolina 1-A Conference women's...

Rosewood boys win Carolina 1-A track meet

PRINCETON -- Unselfishness proved to be Rosewood's biggest asset during the 2012 Carolina 1-A Conference men's track and field championship meet Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles made changes in their lineup, benefited from their depth and wrapped up the team title...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Softball C.B. Aycock 6, Cleveland 1 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock clinched the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season championship outright with a 6-1 win over Cleveland on Tuesday evening. Katie Gay led the Golden Falcons with two hits and...

Chargers earn share of CPIC lead

Cole Davis got the pitch he wanted. Cody Neal gets to keep the whiskers. Davis mashed a walk-off, three-run home run and lifted Wayne Country Day to a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on a breezy,...

Prep baseball boxes

Eastern Wayne 001 201 3 -- 7 10 0 Southern Wayne 001 010 2 -- 4 8 5 Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Hunter Barnett 1-3, RBI; Ryan Faucette 3-4, 2B; Wes Capps 1-3, 2B; Tyler Huetter 2-4, 2B,...

Trojan netters seeded eighth in men's Southeast Regional

MOC Sports Information INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Mount Olive College drew the No. 9 seed and will play eighth-seeded Wingate in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional-I men's tennis tournament on Sunday. Armstrong Atlantic State is the regional host. The Trojans...

Trojan men sign five quality recruits to join elite program

MOUNT OLIVE -- Four decorated incoming freshmen and a junior transfer comprise the 2012 recruiting class for the Mount Olive College men's basketball program. Joining the Trojans are Michael Moore, Dontrell Brite, Dominique Reed, John Wieland and Barry Tucker....

Eastern Wayne turns back Archrival

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne accomplished the first of its goals this season. The Warriors claimed a 7-4 victory over Southern Wayne on Tuesday night and earned the outright Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season championship. "Every year we want to do...

Golden Falcons win second straight ECC crown

PIKEVILLE -- Twenty three opponents have tried. Twenty three opponents have failed. Charles B. Aycock erased an early 1-0 deficit and clinched its second straight Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season girls' soccer title with a 5-3 win over Cleveland on...

Carolina 1A tennis agate

Results from the Carolina 1-A Conference singles and doubles tournaments contested at Herman Park on Tuesday afternoon: TEAM STANDINGS Rosewood* 8 Ayden-Grifton 8 Goldsboro 3 Spring Creek 1 * -- More 1st-place wins SINGLES Quarterfinals: Dylan Cuddington (R) d. JD...

EAGLES SWEEP LEAGUE CROWNS

While three teams huddled outside underneath shade trees and listened to their respective coaches' last-minute instructions, Rosewood gathered in the sun on court No. 1. First-year head coach Clifton Greenup reminded his team to represent the school well and play...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday preps

Softball Rosewood 8, Southern Wayne 6 * Rosewood built an early 5-0 lead and held on for an 8-6 win over Southern Wayne on Monday night. Callie Thornton earned the win in the pitcher's circle for the Eagles with four...

Rosewood-Princeton soccer

Rosewood didn't exactly enjoy sharing the Carolina 1-A Conference girls' soccer championship with a pair of rivals a year ago. The Eagles don't plan on doing it again. Rosewood took a step towards ensuring it doesn't have to share the...

ECC 3-A Golf Championships

The playing conditions weren't ideal. A cold wind. Intermittent rain showers that chilled you to the bone. Somehow, Caleb Jones and Kyle Best kept their focus on a soggy Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Monday afternoon. Jones carded a 1-over...

Monday, April 23, 2012

Local digest

Softball Cleveland 10, Southern Wayne 7 * CLAYTON -- Southern Wayne could not hold on to an early lead as Cleveland rallied for a 10-7 softball victory on Friday night. Madison Davis suffered the mound loss. Davis allowed six runs...

MOC men's tennis champs relive tense moments

SUMTER, S.C. -- Murilo Pelegrino constantly watched the video online Sunday afternoon. He still can't believe it. The senior from Sao Paulo, Brazil, earned the match-clinching point in dramatic fashion, and lifted Mount Olive College to a 5-4 victory over...

Greater Goldsboro Road Run results

Results from the 5K and 10K portions of Greater Goldsboro Run contested in downtown Goldsboro on Saturday morning: 10K Runner, Town Time 1. Connor Jones, Pikeville 38:09 2. Eric Alvarez, New Bern 39:20 3. Grant Bloom, Goldsboro 42:11 4. David...

Jones wins Greater Goldsboro Road Run

Wayne Christian's Connor Jones and Clayton's Tim Holtzhauser claimed the 10K and 5K championships, respectively, during the Greater Goldsboro Race contested Saturday morning in downtown Goldsboro. Jones, the 2011 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A/2-A state champion, ran the...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Local Digest

Baseball Greene Central 15, Kinston 2 (5 inn.) * KINSTON -- Greene Central inched toward the .500 mark in Eastern Plains 2-A Conference play with a 15-2, mercy-rule victory over Kinston on Friday evening. Brian Cobb, Mason Head (three RBI)...

Pre softball boxes

Ayden-Grifton 000 000 0 -- 0 5 4 Rosewood 100 051 x -- 7 9 2 Leading hitters -- Ayden-Grifton -- Kelsey Jones 2-3; Taylor Cabaniss 1-3; Holly Roberts 1-3; Taj Worthington 1-2. Rosewood -- Amanda Beckert 2-3, RBI; Scout...

Rosewood drops AG softball

This is more like it. Haunted by base-running errors and defensive miscues during its frustrating two-game skid, Rosewood looked like its old self -- the team that started 11-0 -- on the softball diamond Friday evening. Amanda Beckert tossed a...

Ayden-Grifton outlasts Rosewood baseball

Rosewood head coach Jason King has seen flashes of growth and signs of inexperience from his young team at times this season. King saw glimpses of both on Friday night. The Eagles committed four errors in the first two innings...

MOC baseball sweeps NGU

MOUNT OLIVE -- Geno Escalante kept his hitting streak alive. Barely. Hitless in three previous at-bats, the JUCO transfer from California delivered a seventh-inning walk-off single that propelled No. 3-ranked Mount Olive College to a 5-4 victory over North Greenville...

Jerry Johnson inducted into NCHSAA Hall

The image flashed onto the screen. The sharp black and white photo showed a younger and limber Jerry Johnson doing a split as he stretched to scoop up a ground ball thrown in the dirt to first base. "Mr. Johnson...

EW defeats No. Nash tennis

Perfection. No. 4-ranked Eastern Wayne polished off its first-ever, unbeaten regular-season campaign in men's tennis with a 5-4 triumph over Northern Nash on Friday afternoon. The Warriors (17-0 overall) claimed their second straight one-point win in a three-day period. "This...

Prep baseball boxes

Ayden-Grifton 410 400 2 -- 11 11 4 Rosewood 002 011 0 -- 4 9 4 Leading hitters -- Ayden-Grifton -- Adam Wingate 2-4; Blake Allen 1-1; Matt Sugg 2-5, 3 RBI; Cole Whitehurst 2-5, 2 RBI; Avery McLawhorn 1-4;...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Eagles escape Cyclones in seventh

Wayne Christian scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and defeated Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Community Christian 7-6 on Thursday afternoon. On a day when the Eagles pitching and defense were suspect, the offense showed...

Rosewood-Goldsboro tennis box

Rosewood 5 Goldsboro 4 Singles: No. 1 Dylan Cuddington (R) d. Tyler Lane 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Fouad Ismail (R) d. Bernard Green 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 Daniel El Awar (R) d. Robbie King 6-2, 6-2; No. 4 Nathan Wright...

No. 3 doubles lifts Rosewood

Closer than expected. And a historical win denied. Rosewood's No. 3 tandem of Nolan Tubb-Hunter Hinson claimed the decisive match-clinching point in a nail-biting, 5-4 victory over county rival Goldsboro High on the Carolina 1-A Conference boys' tennis scene Thursday...

Prep baseball boxes

Community 120 201 0 -- 6 9 6 Wayne Chrstian 201 030 1 -- 7 6 2 One out when winning run scored. Leading hitters -- Community -- Connor Shackleford 2-3, 2 RBI; Justin Stillman 1-3; Tyler Bunting 1-4, RBI;...

Trojans' Kylis named Conference Carolinas' top coach

MOC Sports Information HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Mount Olive's Jaime Kylis earned her second Conference Carolinas coach-of-the-year award and five Trojans earned all-conference recognition this season. Outfielder Kayla Voorhees was named to the first team. Shortstop Jennifer Jones, utility player Robbin...

Local Preps Digest

Boys' golf Eagles complete three-peat * DUDLEY -- Rosewood's Nick Adams claimed medalist honors with a round of 69 and the Eagles claimed their third consecutive Carolina 1-A Conference championship on Thursday at Southern Wayne Country Club. Rosewood shot a...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Local digest

Baseball North Duplin 8, Ayden-Grifton 3 * AYDEN -- North Duplin made the most of a makeup game at Ayden-Grifton with an 8-3 win in Carolina 1-A Conference play Wednesday night. Ryan Wolfe pitched a complete game and tallied 10...

Prep baseball boxscore

North Lenoir 000 00 -- 0 2 0 Eastern Wayne 200 00 -- 2 8 0 Leading hitters -- North Lenoir -- Sammy West 1-1; Addison Harper 1-2. Eastern Wayne -- Hunter Barnett 2-3; Ryan Faucette 2-2, RBI; Zack Mozingo...

Eastern Wayne baseball beats NL

Zack Mozingo and a driving rain delivered Eastern Wayne another key Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference win on Wednesday night. North Lenoir's ECC title hopes were washed away. Mozingo held the Hawks to just two hits and recorded 11 strikeouts and...

MOC softball ready for Conference Carolinas tourney

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Hard work. Dedication. Chemistry. Love for the game. Not being satisfied. And Jaime Kylis doesn't stop there with the adjectives when she describes the Mount Olive College softball team to fans, parents and passersby. Who can blame...

Warriors beat Golden Falcons on tennis court

Cole Newsome wasn't about to let an undefeated season or Eastern Wayne's chance to claim the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference men's tennis championship outright slip away Wednesday afternoon. The senior listened to his heart. Newsome rallied from two multiple-point deficits...

Prep tennis boxscore

Eastern Wayne 6 C.B. Aycock 3 Singles: No. 1 Chaz Fitzpatrick (EW) d. Will Hoff 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Russell Turner (EW) d. Mike Kearney 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 Steven Taylor (EW) d. Addison Vail 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 Austin...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Baseball C.B. Aycock 5, North Lenoir 3 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock dealt North Lenoir's Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference title hopes a hit by defeating the Hawks 5-3 on Tuesday night. Avery Anderson paced the Golden Falcons with two...

Princeton capitalizes on archrival's defensive errors

Princeton manufactured some late-inning magic against a bitter rival. Rosewood was left feeling the sting of costly self-inflicted wounds. The Bulldogs took advantage of the Eagles' defensive errors and base running mistakes, and escaped with an eight-inning, 8-6 victory in...

Prep softball box

Princeton 140 001 02 -- 8 13 2 Rosewood 011 200 20 -- 6 12 5 Leading hitters -- Princeton -- Megan Gerrell 3-5; Charley Cox 2-5, RBI; Tori Paul 1-1, RBI; Katlyn Peedin 3-5, 4 RBI; Savanna Massengill 2-2,...

Prep baseball boxes

North Duplin 000 210 0 -- 3 4 2 Spring Creek 100 111 x -- 4 6 0 Leading hitters -- North Duplin -- Breyon Johnson 1-2, 2B; Ced Kornegay 1-2; James Kornegay 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Tyler Potter 1-2....

Spring Creek rallies past ND

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's version of small-ball worked to perfection as the Gators delivered a 4-3 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival North Duplin on Tuesday night. The Gators manufactured runs in each of their final three at-bats to...

Mid-week game benefits family

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Geno Escalante extended his hitting streak to 33 games, drove in five runs and No. 3-ranked Mount Olive College pounded out a 13-2, victory over Conference Carolinas archrival Barton College at Scarborough Field on...

Eastern Carolina 3-A baseball race is a battle

Growing up with two sisters, I can vividly recall the never-ending struggle to always stay a step ahead of them. We battled over the front seat in the family mini van, coveted leftovers in the refrigerator, argued over what to...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Softball Wayne Christian 15, Wayne Country Day 5 * Wayne Christian erupted for 10 runs in the seventh inning of a 15-5 win over Wayne Country Day on Monday afternoon. Kelsey Kornegay led the Eagles with three hits. Wayne Christian...

Princeton nets shutout soccer win over Goldsboro

Princeton needed fewer than 10 minutes to set the tempo offensively against Goldsboro on Monday evening. The Cougars spent the majority of the evening trying to recover. The Bulldogs (8-4-1, 1-0 CC) dominated possession of the ball, found open teammates...

Jones shoots under par at LTGC

The layoff for spring break clearly hurt much of the field at the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference golf match at Lane Tree Golf Club on Monday afternoon. Caleb Jones was the exception to the rule. The Eastern Wayne standout fired...

ECC golf agate

Results from the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference golf match at Lane Tree Golf Club on Monday. Team scores Southern Wayne 341 South Johnston 341 C.B. Aycock 345 Eastern Wayne 348 Triton 360 Cleveland 363 North Lenoir 370 Top 15 Individuals...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Burroughs, Hartzell power Golden Falcons to twinbill sweep

BENSON -- Meredith Burroughs and Ivy Hartzell combined to smash five home runs, and the Charles B. Aycock softball team swept a doubleheader from perennial 4-A powerhouse West Johnston on Saturday afternoon. Burroughs crushed two home runs and collected four...

Trojans' Smith tosses shutout

MOC Sports Information MISENHEIMER -- Zach Smith tossed a seven-hit shutout and No. 4-ranked Mount Olive College clinched the No. 1 seed for Conference Carolinas tournament with a 3-0 triumph over in-state nemesis Pfeiffer University on Sunday afternoon. JUCO transfer...

Trojan softball, men's tennis clinch East Division championships

MOC Sports Information BANNER ELK -- Lauren Smith collected her third save of the season, Christie Wright threw a complete-game three-hitter and Mount Olive College swept Lees-McRae, 10-5 and 3-2, to claim the East Division championship on the Conference Carolinas...

Blazers finish 3-0

AAU basketball Blazers have great day * CARTHAGE -- The Wayne County Blazers 13-Under AAU boys' basketball team captured the USSSA Carolina Pride Invitational crown and automatically qualified for the USSSA state tournament. The Blazers opened play with a 65-9...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Softball C.B. Aycock 3, South Lenoir 2 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock erased a two-run deficit in the final two innings, and rallied past perennial 2-A powerhouse South Lenoir, 3-2, on Friday evening. The Golden Falcons tied the game...

Chargers strike early vs. Eagles

Sarah Best helped Wayne Country Day build a first-half lead. The Chargers' defense made sure it stood up. Best scored twice in the first half and Wayne Country Day stood tall defensively to earn a 3-1, non-conference win over Rosewood...

Chargers avenge loss to crosstown archrival

Wayne Country Day exacted some revenge on crosstown rival Wayne Christian and rolled to an 8-2 victory on day two of the Charger Diamond Classic on Friday afternoon. Motivated by a mercy-rule loss in the season, the Chargers played one...

Trojans' 22-game winning streak snapped

MOC SPORTS INFORMATION MISENHEIMER -- Mike Mercurio delivered an RBI-triple to break a 3-3 tie in the fifth, and Matt Dillon improved to 7-0 as nationally fourth-ranked Mount Olive ran away from Pfeiffer 14-4 in the opener of a Conference...

Mount Olive-Barton game to benefit family

MOC Sports Information The mid-week contest between No. 4-ranked Mount Olive College and Barton might be called "Battle of the East" at Scarborough Field on Tuesday, but the Conference Carolinas archrivals will come together to help an individual and family...

Deacon Jones Invitational -- Day 2 boxes

2012 Deacon Jones Invitational (at Princeton HS) Championship game Rosewood 101 001 0 -- 3 5 3 Spring Creek 211 040 x -- 8 6 1 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Matt Shaw 1-2, 2B; Reed Howell 2-4, 2B, RBI;...

Deacon Jones -- SC wins title

PRINCETON -- One senior class goal is accomplished. Senior right-hander Duane Gurganus threw six solid innings and Spring Creek captured its third Deacon Jones Invitational championship in program history with an 8-3 victory over Rosewood on Friday evening. The Gators...

Deacon Jones -- Princeton nips NoJo

PRINCETON -- Princeton needed a confidence boost. Trevor Haines and Austin Hinton definitely provided it Friday afternoon. Haines' big defensive play and Hinton's game-ending, walk-off single propelled the Bulldawgs past county nemesis North Johnston, 4-3, in the consolation game of...

Charger Diamond Classic box

Wayne Christian 100 001 0 -- 2 4 4 W. Country Day 110 510 x -- 8 5 4 Leading hitters -- Wayne Christian -- Chase Darden 2-2, HR, RBI; Tanner Rose 1-3, RBI; Hunter Bert 1-1. Wayne Country Day...

Friday, April 13, 2012

W. Country Day rallies late

Wayne Country Day erased an early deficit and rallied past Grace Christian of Sanford 5-3 on the first day of the Charger Diamond Classic on Thursday afternoon. A slow start put the Chargers in an early 2-0 hole. The first...

Defensive mistakes critical for Eagles

Wayne Christian's afternoon defensively was one to forget. The Eagles' day at the plate wasn't much better. Wayne Christian committed eight errors and tallied just two hits in an 8-0 loss to Greenfield on Thursday afternoon in game one of...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' soccer Wayne Country Day 6, Coastal Christian 1 * Catherine Ford scored four goals and handed out an assist as Wayne Country Day turned back Coastal Christian 6-1 on Thursday afternoon. Sarah Best opened the scoring for the Chargers...

Frederick, Ham receive accolades

Junior and senior student-athletes who have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale with all work completed at their member institution are eligible for Academic All-Conference recognition. The GPA is calculated based on the...

Deacon Jones Invitational boxes

Deacon Jones Invitational (at Princeton HS) Game 1 Rosewood 040 122 0 -- 9 9 3 North Johnston 000 013 0 -- 4 4 2 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Matt Shaw 3-4, 2 RBI; Reed Howell 2-3, 2 RBI;...

Gators pressure Dawgs' defense

PRINCETON -- Defensive pressure. Spring Creek, once again, made the strategy work in its favor during opening day of the 2012 Deacon Jones Invitational on the Fred Bartholomew Athletic Complex diamond. The Gators benefited from six errors and claimed a...

Winslow shuts down Panthers

PRINCETON -- That miserable, frustrating 0-7 start has faded into the distance. Rosewood head coach Jason King hopes the memory doesn't come back. The Eagles continued their mid-season surge with a 9-4 triumph over North Johnston on opening day of...

Charger Diamond Classic boxes

Greenfield 000 214 1 -- 8 6 0 Wayne Christian 000 000 0 -- 0 2 8 Leading hitters -- Greenfield -- Dwayna Sutton 1-5; Chase Whitehead 2-5; Robbie Stokely 1-3, 2 RBI; Parker Lucas 1-4; Ahmed Hosson 1-1. Wayne...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday preps

Baseball North Duplin 9, Clinton 3 * CLINTON -- North Duplin successfully defended its Jimmy Raynor Easter Tournament championship with a 9-3 win over Clinton on Wednesday afternoon. Larry White earned the win on the pitcher's mound with a four-strikeout...

ECU-ODU

GREENVILLE -- Old Dominion scored an unearned run in the top of the ninth inning and withstood an East Carolina rally in the bottom half of the frame to claim a 3-2 victory Wednesday evening at Lewis Field inside...

Craig Hayes -- Honorable mention AA

The postseason accolades continue to pour in for Craig Hayes. The latest occurred Tuesday. Hayes, a Mount Olive College senior, has been named to the Division II Bulletin All-America Honorable Mention squad. The recognition comes after the 6-foot-4 forward was...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Potter's sacrifice fly lifts Rebels past Topsail

Baseball North Duplin 4, Topsail 3 * CLINTON -- Tyler Potter's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning scored Cedric Kornegay and North Duplin hung on for a 4-3 win over Topsail on Tuesday in the first round...

Slow-starting Eagles fall to North Johnston

Same story. Different team. The comeback fell short this time. Rosewood spotted long-time nemesis North Johnston a three-goal lead and nearly pulled off a stunning comeback on a breezy Tuesday evening at Branch Pope Field, but endured a 3-2 loss...

Pitt County Classic boxscores

Eastern Wayne 110 400 0 -- 6 5 1 West Carteret 000 100 0 -- 1 7 3 Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Hunter Barnett 2-4; Ryan Faucette 1-2, 3 RBI; Wes Stewart 1-3; Grayson Wells 1-2. West Carteret...

Mount Olive Invitational golf

Mount Olive College's mens golf team played one of its best rounds of the season and rallied from a five-shot deficit to win the Mount Olive College Invitational at Walnut Creek Country Club on Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans finished with...

MOC softball: Smith logs league-leading 10th shutout of season

MOC Sports Information FAYETTEVILLE -- Mount Olive College continued its season-ending road swing with a non-conference doubleheader sweep of Fayetteville State University on Tuesday afternoon. Christie Wright threw a complete game in the opener, an 8-1 win. Lauren Smith tossed...

EW's Barnett flirts with no-hitter

WINTERVILLE -- Hunter Barnett is continuing to provide Eastern Wayne the pitching depth it is going to need if it hopes to win an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference championship this season. Barnett pitched a complete game and the Warriors defeated...

MOC Spring Invite scores

Mount Olive College Invitational at Walnut Creek CC Tuesday Men's team scores Mount Olive 591 Barton 603 Queens 612 St. Andrews 629 Johnston CC 681 Top 10 Individuals Freddie Nordhoff, Q 71-69 -- 140 Daniel Claytor, BC 74-68 -- 142...

C.B. Aycock shows grit against NW Guilford

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock head coach Charles Davis was proud of the way his team battled against a future Division I pitcher on Tuesday afternoon. Davis just wishes he saw that same fight out of his team more often....

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Preps digest: Faith Christian edges TEACH on softball diamond

Girls' softball Faith Christian 9, Teach Homeschool 8 * Faith Christian got just enough hits to hold off Teach Homeschool for a 9-8, non-conference win on Tuesday afternoon. Courtney Dale led the way for the Conquerors with three hits. Elizabethe...

Saints drop outings to D.H. Conley and Whiteville

GREENVILLE -- Southern Wayne head baseball Trae McKee searched for the positives Monday afternoon after the Saints logged a 1-2 worksheet during three Pitt County Classic contests over a two-day period. He certainly found a few. Senior third baseman Tyler...

Golden Falcons rebound from tough loss

Greenville Daily Reflector WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock got a big win and rebounded from a tough loss on Saturday. It was the continuation of a startling trend, however, for South Central that left its head coach frustrated almost beyond...

Warriors roll past Nash Central

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne shook off the rust of a week-long layoff and rolled past Nash Central 8-2 on the second day of the Pitt County Classic on Monday afternoon. The Warriors got a complete-game performance from starter Zack Mozingo....

Urquiola shoots 2-over in opening round

Mount Olive College senior Valentina Urquiola carded a 2-over-par 74 and emerged the overall leader after day one of the 2012 MOC Spring Invitational at Walnut Creek Country Club. Urquiola just missed matching the program's 18-hole record by one...

Chargers hand Conquerors second defeat on baseball diamond

Faith Christian provided the wake-up call. Wayne Country Day delivered the knock out. The Chargers overcame a sluggish start and erupted for 10 runs in the fifth inning of an 18-7, mercy-rule win over the Conquerors Monday afternoon. In their...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Local digest

Golf Lane Tree LGA * The mother-daughter duo emerged victorious on the Lane Tree Golf Club links this week. Teresa Shearin fired the low round of 78 and claimed game-of-the-week honors. Betty Jean Gurley, Shearin's mother, took low net for...

MOC tennis splits

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Marine Becker, Molly Lentini and Francesca Ceppi all posted straight-set singles wins as Mount Olive defeated Limestone (S.C.) College, 6-3, in a Conference Carolinas women's tennis match at the Walker Tennis Center. The Trojan...

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Preps digest: Spring Creek softball prevails on road

Softball Spring Creek 17, Jones Senior 7 * TRENTON -- Sarah Ford and Hailey Jones combined for a five-hitter and five strikeouts inside the pitcher's circle, and Spring Creek pounded out a 17-7, non-conference win over Jones Senior. Ford and...

So. Wayne-W. Carteret box

West Carteret 100 001 1 -- 3 5 1 Southern Wayne 040 002 0 -- 6 10 4 Leading hitters -- West Carteret -- Kris Lindner 1-3; Joe Mason 2-2, RBI; John Harrell 2-4, RBI. Southern Wayne -- Clayton Cashwell...

Saints' Wendorf strikes out 14

WINTERVILLE -- With a few more big-time performances, Cody Wendorf may no longer be the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference's best-kept secret. Wendorf pitched a complete game and recorded 14 strikeouts as Southern Wayne defeated West Carteret 6-3 on Saturday afternoon...

Together again: Irby, McDuffie, White reunite at Pitt Community College

Devonte White, Demetrio Irby and Keovanta McDuffie -- at first glance -- appear to be three young men bound together by a love for the game of basketball. Upon further observation, the three former Goldsboro High School standouts are connected...

Wilson breaks school record

Track and field DURHAM -- Mount Olive College sophomore TJ Wilson broke his own school record in the men's 400-meter hurdles during the Duke Invitational contested at Wallace Wade Stadium. Wilson crossed the line in 55.86 seconds -- more than...

Trojan softball splits DH with Queens-Charlotte

Softball CHARLOTTE -- Kassie Lowe swatted a lead-off home run in the fifth inning and Mount Olive College upended Queens University-Charlotte, 1-0, in game two of their Conference Carolinas softball doubleheader Saturday afternoon. Lauren Smith threw a complete-game three-hitter inside...

Miracle, Rivero pace MOC on volleyball court

Men's volleyball MOUNT OLIVE -- Junior outside hitter Adam Miracle and frontline mate Alex Rivero pounded out 14 kills apiece, and Mount Olive concluded regular-season play with a 26-24, 26-28, 25-17, 25-20 triumph over Limestone (S.C.) College on senior day...

Moser throws shutout, Trojans complete sweep of Limestone

MOC Sports Information GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Jake Moser threw his first shutout in 2012, Jacob Rogers slugged his team-high 14th homer of the season and No. 5-ranked Mount Olive College swept Limestone (S.C.) College, 12-0 and 16-7, in a Conference...

ECU-Houston play to 4-4, 12-inning stalemate

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Jay Cannon's RBI single to center field forged a tie in regulation that couldn't be broken in 12 innings Saturday afternoon at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. No. 27-ranked East Carolina settled for a 4-4...

Errant throw aids Nash Central victory over Aycock

GREENVILLE -- It was deja vu all over again for Charles B. Aycock. A chain of missed opportunities at the plate and a late error allowed Nash Central to hand the Golden Falcons a 2-0 defeat during the Pitt County...

C.B. Aycock-Nash Central box

Nash Central 000 020 0 -- 2 6 0 C.B. Aycock 000 000 0 -- 0 3 3 Leading hitters -- Nash Central -- Colton Vaughn 1-3; Dillon Moore 2-2; Khalil Macklin 1-2, 2B; Jalen Hendricks 1-2, RBI; Christian Perry...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Dropped third strike benefits So. Wayne

DUDLEY -- On a night when hits were at a premium, Taylor Raynor came up with a huge one. Raynor plated the tying run in the bottom of the sixth inning and Southern Wayne went on to defeat Charles B....

Prep baseball box

C.B. Aycock 000 100 0 -- 1 3 1 Southern Wayne 000 002 x -- 2 3 1 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Adam Pate 1-3; Collin DuBose 1-3, HR, RBI; Logan Brown 1-2. Southern Wayne -- Tyler Gainey...

Local Preps Digest

Baseball Wayne Country Day 7, Epiphany 3 * NEW BERN -- Wayne Country Day knocked off Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Epiphany 7-3 on Thursday afternoon. Mason Bland paced the Chargers with three hits and two RBI. Hil Tanner...

CBA's Warrick notches six goals

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock fired on all cylinders. Southern Wayne sputtered. The league-leading Golden Falcons notched two goals within a 33-second span early in the opening half and rolled to a 9-0 conquest of the Saints on a cloudy,...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wayne County track meet results

Results from the 2012 Wayne County Track and Field Championship meet contested Wednesday afternoon at Rosewood High School: BOYS Team scores Eastern Wayne 150 C.B. Aycock 125 Rosewood 119 Southern Wayne 71 Goldsboro 55 Spring Creek 25 COUNTY CHAMPIONS Competitor...

Local digest

Boys' tennis Eastern Wayne 9, North Lenoir 0 * Eastern Wayne kept its perfect record intact with a 9-0 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent North Lenoir on Wednesday. Russell Turner, Steven Taylor, Mitchell Kaspar, Sawyer Thompson, Rex Smith...

Local game times changed

Due to inclement weather predicted later this evening, Eastern Wayne and Southern Wayne have moved their respective baseball games up one hour. Each team will play at 6 p.m., instead of 7 o'clock....

Mount Olive baseball finally fitting together

Mount Olive head baseball coach Carl Lancaster had no clue how the pieces that are his players would all fit together in the puzzle just two months ago. The Trojans lost 15 players off last year's team, were picked to...

MOC baseball downs Chowan

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Senior right-hander Chris Hinton tossed 32/3 innings of shutout relief and No. 5-ranked Mount Olive College -- for the second straight day -- used a late-inning rally to defeat in-state rival Chowan University, 10-5,...

MOC hammers Barton softball

MOC Sports Information WILSON -- Freshman Lauren Smith threw her single-season, school-record eighth shutout of the year and Mount Olive College continued its 11-game road swing with a doubleheader sweep of archrival Barton. Katie Moore swatted her third home run...

C.B. Aycock claims Wayne County girls' track title

Charles B. Aycock earned a few spots. Jane Hamilton might have turned her new "do" into a good-luck charm. The Golden Falcons had just three individual champions, but used their depth in several events to compile 141 points and emerge...

Eastern Wayne wins Wayne County boys' track title

Pardon us, Tom Cruise. Eastern Wayne felt "the need for speed" Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors turned on the afterburners in the sprint and relay events, and captured the 2012 Wayne County Track and Field boys' team championship contested at Rosewood...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday preps

Baseball Spring Creek 15, Goldsboro 0 (5 inn.) * Corey Howell and Luke Miller combined for a no-hitter in Spring Creek's 15-0, five-inning triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro. Howell recorded seven strikeouts in three innings of work. Zack...

Best nips Adams, retains crown

Defending champion Kyle Best saved his best for last. The Southern Wayne standout delivered a birdie on the first playoff hole and won the 2012 Wayne County Golf Championship individual title on Tuesday afternoon at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Club. Best...

Wayne County Golf Agate

Results from the 2012 Wayne County Golf Championships contested at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon: Team scores Rosewood 323 C.B. Aycock 337 Southern Wayne 349 Eastern Wayne 366 Goldsboro 377 Spring Creek 422 Top 15 individuals * Kyle...

So. Wayne-NL box

Southern Wayne 002 000 0 -- 2 4 2 North Lenoir 022 000 x -- 4 8 2 Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Clayton Cashwell 1-3; Tyler Gainey 1-3; Jacob Sasser 1-3, 2B; Jamie Dove 1-3. North Lenoir --...

Hawks swoop past Saints at Alphin Field

LaGRANGE -- Turn the page. Go back to work. Southern Wayne faces that challenge after failing to create some distance between itself and the rest of its Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference baseball brethren Tuesday evening. Two early-inning errors and crucial...

prep softball box

D.H. Conley 000 102 0 -- 3 5 0 C.B. Aycock 110 000 2 -- 4 7 2 One out when winning run scored. Leading hitters -- D.H. Conley -- Shannon Adams 1-2, Katarina Hudson 1-3, Sarah Hanley 1-4, Julia...

Trojans slip past Chowan U

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Derek Justice pitched 42/3 scoreless innings in relief and No. 5-ranked Mount Olive College squeezed past in-state rival Chowan University, 8-5, at Scarborough Field on Tuesday afternoon. Jacob Rogers pounded out three hits for...

Burroughs' HR lifts C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Meredith Burroughs started the game in the pitcher's circle. She finished it at the plate. Burroughs belted a long, two-run, walk-off home run and lifted Charles B. Aycock to a 4-3 comeback win over D.H. Conley on Tuesday...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Local digest

Softball Wayne Christian 10, Northwood Temple 0 * Victoria Combs and Kelsey Kornegay combined for a no-hitter in the pitcher's circle, and Wayne Christian handed Northwood Temple a 10-0 loss in Carolina Christian 1-A Conference play Monday afternoon. Courtney Barrow...

Eastern Wayne softball downs Spring Creek

Eastern Wayne got a much-needed win and may have begun a turnaround. The Warriors upended Spring Creek 10-0 in five innings on Monday night and earned their first win of the season. A previous victory over Wilson Fike had to...

Prep softball box

Spring Creek 000 00 -- 0 3 2 Eastern Wayne 053 11 -- 10 8 0 Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Katlin Casey 1-2; Sidney Ocker 1-2, 2B; Corrie Archer 1-2, 2B. Eastern Wayne -- Casey Young 1-3, RBI;...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Local Preps Digest

AAU basketball Blazers log 2-2 record * DURHAM -- Isaiah Hatchett pumped in 14 points and pulled down five rebounds, but the Wayne County Blazers 13-Under team dropped a 53-51 decision to the Raleigh Caps in semifinal-round play of the...

Mount Olive softball sweeps Limestone

MOC Sports Information GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Robbin Kennedy finished the day with nine RBI and Mount Olive swept a Conference Carolinas doubleheader from Limestone on Sunday afternoon. Kennedy drove in five runs with two homers and Sarah Saunders pitched a...

Pirates complete sweep of UAB

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Drew Reynolds trotted home on Ben Fultz's walk-off sacrifice fly, and East Carolina defeated UAB, 6-5, in 13 innings to complete its Conference USA series sweep at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium on Sunday afternoon....