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Saturday, May 5, 2012

WCDS rolls past Ridgecroft

A new defensive lineup. Strong play in the midfield. Wayne Country Day continued its late-season charge and celebrated senior day with a 10-0, non-conference triumph over long-time nemesis Ridgecroft on Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers (12-5-0 overall) extended their win streak...

WCDS-Greenfield baseball game suspended

Inclement weather forced the suspension of the Wayne Country Day-Greenfield game at historic Fleming Stadium on Friday evening. The Knights led 5-1 in the top of the fourth inning with the Chargers batting when play was halted. Play resumes Monday...

Epiphany shuts out WCDS on soccer pitch

NEW BERN -- Hayley Ward converted a breakaway in the 56th minute, and The Epiphany School shut out Wayne Country Day, 1-0, on Friday afternoon. It was the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference regular-season finale for both teams. The Chargers...

Wayne Christian-Grace Sanford box

2012 Carolina Christian Conference Championship (at Wayne Christian School) Grace-Sanford 200 020 -- 4 6 7 Wayne Christian 00(11) 021 -- 14 15 2 One out when game-ending run scored. Leading hitters -- Grace-Sanford -- Caleb Welborn 1-4; Micah Welborn...

Spring Creek locks up No. 2 seed from Carolina Conference

CALYPSO -- Spring Creek swept the regular-season series from North Duplin with a 9-2 victory on Friday night in the Carolina 1-A Conference finale for both teams. The Gators locked up the No. 2 seed and a home game in...

Smith gets natural hat trick in Rosewood-Princeton: Part III

MOUNT OLIVE -- Rosewood earned its revenge. Cory Smith collected a natural hat trick in the Eagles' 3-0 triumph over archrival Princeton at Amon Field on the Mount Olive College campus Friday evening. The Eagles (8-5-2 overall) clinched the...

Freshman "Brush"es aside archrival

PRINCETON -- A freshman "Brushed" aside any chances of Rosewood clinching the Carolina 1-A Conference girls' soccer championship outright Wednesday evening. Jessica Brush booted home the game-winning goal in the 78th minute, and Princeton earned a share of its second...

Friday's prep baseball boxes

Spring Creek 000 135 0 -- 9 9 1 North Duplin 002 000 0 -- 2 7 4 Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Zach Harrell 1-3, RBI; Duane Gurganus 1-3, RBI; Chris Nichols 1-3, 2 RBI; Chad Spurgeon 1-3,...

Rebels roll past Gators on softball diamond

SEVEN SPRINGS -- North Duplin erupted for 24 runs in the first three innings combined and handed border rival Spring Creek a 25-6 loss in the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season finale for both teams Friday evening. The Rebels (10-9 overall,...

Williams likes Sandhill's up-tempo style of play

The opportunity to continue his basketball career and further his education at the same time was enticing in its own right to James Williams. The chance to play for a national champion was more than he could pass up. A...

Fitzpatrick three-peats in singles; Hoff-Kearney crowned East regional doubles champions

WILSON -- It was his day. Chaz Fitzpatrick stayed focus on every point and played four sets of phenomenal tennis Saturday on the Barton College Tennis Complex courts. The Eastern Wayne junior, for the third straight year, returned home as...

Defense key to Warriors' success in postseason

Eastern Wayne has captured four of the last five regular-season championships on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference baseball scene. Now it's time to add a tournament crown. The top-seeded Warriors (14-6) entertain South Johnston, which earned a stunning shutout victory...

Clark's bunt single saves Pirates' senior day

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Philip Clark delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting East Carolina past Marshall, 8-7, in Conference USA play Saturday afternoon. Catcher Zach Wright, a Charles B. Aycock alum, got hit...

Eastern 3-A tennis regional agate

 WILSON -- Results from the 2012 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A eastern regional men's singles and doubles tournaments contested at the Barton College Tennis Complex: SINGLES First round: Nick James (Fike) d. Luke Harris (Washington) 6-0, 6-0;...

Aycock girls' soccer drops stunning loss to Cleveland

PIKEVILLE -- Friday night's Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girl's soccer tournament finals was supposed to be a culmination of Charles B. Aycock's season-long domination of its league opponents. Instead, it was an excruciating sequel to an all-too-familiar horror movie for...

Golden Falcons seeking trip to Walnut Creek

Charles B. Aycock is locked and loaded for another state championship run on the softball diamond, and once again proved this season there is never a shortage of talent in rural Pikeville. An unexpected second-round playoff loss in 2011 whetted...

Warrick sets new single-season goal-scoring record against Triton

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock keeps winning games. Cheyenne Warrick continues to break records. The Golden Falcons opened up a 5-0 lead by halftime and rolled to a 6-1 victory over Triton in the semifinals of the Eastern Carolina 3-A...

Goldsboro softball ends season with loss

Kayla Usher collected Goldsboro's lone hit in a season-ending, 11-0 mercy-rule loss to Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Friday afternoon. Prior to the first pitch, the Cougars honored their lone senior -- four-year player Alyssa Richardson. The right-hander logged...

Wayne Christian wins 8th consecutive CCC baseball tournament crown

By RUDY COGGINS News-Argus Sports Editor The streak appeared in jeopardy until Mother nature intervened Friday evening. Wayne Christian gathered its collective breath during the 73-minute lightning delay and continued a tradition established by a previous senior class seven years...