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Friday, August 31, 2012

Wayne Country Day blanks county archrival

Wayne Country Day has not just cracked the lid on its offense, the Chargers tore it right off. Cody Neal scored a goal and handed out three assists in Wayne Country Day's 6-0 win over county archrival Wayne Christian on...

UNC Pembroke shuts out Trojan women

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive weathered the storm for 43-plus minutes Thursday afternoon. Then the dam broke. UNC Pembroke converted its first goal in the 44th minute and erupted offensively the second half for a 5-0 victory at Amon Field....

UNC Pembroke pressure bothers MOC in men's soccer

MOUNT OLIVE -- In-state rival UNC Pembroke did everything Mount Olive expected Thursday evening. The Trojans still couldn't avoid the Braves' ambush. Senior midfielder Sean Hoek collected two goals as UNCP secured a 3-0 victory at Amon Field. It was...

Aycock grounds Hawks in three sets

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock followed a familiar script against Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival North Lenoir on Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons dominated for two sets before letting up and holding on for a 25-22, 25-14, 28-26 victory in...

JV football: Rams stop Golden Falcons

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock suffered a 22-8 loss on Thursday night at Greene Central. Logan Edenfield scored on the ground for the Golden Falcons' lone touchdown. Jimmie Ellis led Aycock with 96 yards rushing on 11 carries. Ty...

JV football: Best powers Warriors' running game

DEEP RUN -- KK Best rushed for 207 yards and a touchdown during Eastern Wayne's 22-15, non-conference triumph over South Lenoir on Thursday evening. Larry Newsome returned a kickoff 75 yards for a TD, while James Franks returned an interception...

Gators rally past Hobbton in second half

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek rallied from a 3-1 deficit at halftime for a 4-3 victory over Hobbton on Thursday. Juan Vega scored on David Vega's assist to give the Gators a 1-0 lead in the first half. Hobbton answered...

Rosewood boots Midway, 5-4

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Rosewood slipped past Midway 5-4 on Thursday afternoon. Dee Mabry and Jyonte Raynor both scored in the first half for the Eagles. Marquail Almontser and Sy Truong both provided an assist. Reed Howell, Raynor and Thanh Truong...

Eastern Wayne blanks Southern Wayne in girls' tennis

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Aycock nets ECC win over Cleveland

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock swept the singles and doubles courts during a 9-0 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Cleveland on Thursday afternoon. Top-seeded Ashton Walker, Katie Gurley, Rachel Jackson, Kimber Pender, Casie Belom and Cassidy Coerver each...

Golden Falcons' Aycock claims medalist honors

Madison Aycock earned medalist honors with an 18-hole round of 97, and led Charles B. Aycock to a 339-356 victory over Rosewood at Lane Tree Golf Club on Thursday afternoon. Kristen Denning and Madison Batts carded scores of 119...

Greene Central falls to EPC rival North Pitt

BETHEL -- Greene Central endured a 25-15, 25-15, 18-25, 23-25, 15-6 loss on Thursday evening at Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe North Pitt. Courtney Phillips provided seven aces and seven kills for the Rams. Kaitlyn Napier had four kills....

Goldsboro sweeps Jones Senior on volleyball court

Goldsboro hung on for an 18-25, 25-14, 8-25, 25-20, 15-12 victory over visiting Jones Senior on Thursday evening. Paige Evers paced the Cougars (2-5 overall) with 11 aces. Brandy Johnson finished with eight kills and two aces....

WCDS spikers defeat Wayne Christian

Wayne Country Day turned back Wayne Christian with a 25-21, 25-19, 25-16 victory on Thursday afternoon. Rachel Uzzell contributed 13 assists and 11 service aces for the Chargers. Sarah Crooks supplied four aces, four kills and four digs. Hannah Pearson...

"Joplin or bust" is mantra for MOC men's, women's cross country teams

Joplin or bust is the mantra of the Mount Olive College men's cross country team this season. This time they hope to have some company. The Trojan men's and women's squads carry their No. 1 Southeast Region ranking among Division...

James Kenan faces toughest test of 2012 season

Learning the recent history of the James Kenan football program is a study in consistency. The Tigers have finished above .500 each year during Ken Avent Jr.'s tenure as head coach. So it should not surprise the folks in Warsaw...

Preps digest

JV sports * Volleyball: Wayne Christian d. Wayne Country Day 25-22, 25-20 -- Jennifer Potts had seven kills for the Eagles. Ashley Harrelson added six aces. Olivia Dively supplied four aces and two digs for the Chargers. * Volleyball:...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Eastern Wayne soccer drops ECC opener

South Johnston put on a clinic in addition by subtraction. After going a man down in the 46th minute due to a red card with a 2-1 lead, the Trojans erupted for three goals in four minutes and rolled to...

Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course will play host to Patriot Golf Day

Courtesy of PGA Grab your golf clubs and your buddies. Goldsboro Municipal Golf Club is playing host to the sixth annual Patriot Golf Day during the Labor Day weekend, which begins Friday and ends Monday. Officials from GMGC will collect...

CBA netters double up Wilson Hunt

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock claimed two doubles points and held off Wilson Hunt 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon. Ashton Walker, Katie Gurley, Casie Belom and Cassidy Coerver each prevailed in their respective singles matches. The tandems of Walker-Gurley and Belom-Coerver...

Pina logs hat trick in Aycock's ECC opener at Triton

ERWIN -- C.B. Aycock got two goals from Juan Pina in the second half and put away Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Triton 4-1 on Wednesday night. Pina opened the scoring for the Golden Falcons in the 14th minute. Collin...

Sindelar, Velazquez spear second-half charge for Southern Wayne

Goldsboro could not make an early lead stand up in a 4-2 loss to county rival Southern Wayne on Wednesday night. Damon Pate and Peterson Innocent each scored in the first half to give the Cougars a 2-0 lead at...

Midway turns back Princeton on soccer pitch

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Princeton never found an answer for the Midway attack in a 6-1 defeat on Wednesday afternoon. Oliver Balderas scored the Bulldogs' only goal. Alan Fader registered the assist. Princeton (2-2-0 overall) travels to Wallace-Rose Hill on Sept....

Truong siblings combine for three goals in Rosewood win

ROSEBORO -- Rosewood jumped in front early and never looked back in a 5-1 win over Lakewood on Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles swept the regular-season series from the Leopards. Than Truong scored a pair of first-half goals and added two...

Lusk getting good vibes from 2012 MOC women's volleyball team

Expectations are high for the Mount Olive College women's volleyball team to succeed with first-year head coach Sarah Lusk. But the Trojans are young, too. Despite that youth factor, it's not unreasonable to think that MOC could log more victories...

Cougars' Murphy has become focal point of offense this season

Opportunity is going to continue to knock all season for Goldsboro High School quarterback Julius Murphy. How far he gets inside the door remains to be seen. Running the ball is no longer the first, second and third option for...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

JV sports digest

JV sports * Boys' soccer: Wayne Country Day 2, East Wake Academy 1 -- John Thompson and Noah Adkins both scored for the Chargers. Adkins also tallied an assist....

Wayne Country Day boots East Wake Academy, earns first victory of the season

Wayne Country Day needed an additional 131/2 minutes to break a frustrating, three-plus match scoring drought Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers halted their winless streak, too. Jack Langston supplied the eventual game-winning goal in the 46th minute and WCDS survived East...

Wayne Christian cross country

Coming off of an individual state championship in 2011, it would be understandable if Wayne Christian cross country star Connor Jones relaxed a little bit in 2012. Jones showed no signs of stopping to smell the roses on Tuesday. The...

Gators do some good things in Lejeune loss

Spring Creek's football players might have felt a little stung when they reviewed the game film from Friday's loss against Lejeune, but they returned to practice with a workman-like effort Monday afternoon. In fact, they've been workman-like all season. Gators'...

Eagles take Saints down in four sets

The service line continues to present its share of struggles for Rosewood. Southern Wayne is still learning to play as a cohesive unit. The Eagles overcame a third-set lack of focus and recorded a 25-12, 25-18, 14-25, 25-7 non-conference victory...

Biggs tallies lone goal in EW home loss

Sam Biggs tallied Eastern Wayne's lone goal in a 4-1, non-conference loss to South Central at Little Big Horn on Monday. The Warriors (2-1-0 overall) open Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play at home today against South Johnston. Kickoff is 6...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Eight women participated in the annual Walnut Creek Club Championship. Kathy Woodard won low gross and Brooke Eason claimed low net. In weekly play, Faye Franklin emerged the low gross winnner. Penny Ritt and Mary Morris shared low net. Linda...

Wayne Christian sweeps singles courts, defeats Trinity of Raleigh

RALEIGH -- Wayne Christian launched its 2012 season with an 8-1 decision over Trinity of Raleigh in the Carolina Christian 1-A opener for both teams. Brooke Barfield, Taylor Willman, Elizabeth Sutton, Ally Willman, Abigail Easom and Carla Benton each earned...

Warrior netters handed first loss of the season

ROCKY MOUNT -- Eastern Wayne suffered its first loss of the season on Tuesday in a 7-2 non-conference setback at Rocky Mount. Savannah Sutton and Grace Delbridge each recorded a singles victory for the Warriors. Eastern Wayne (3-1 overall) resumes...

Defending ECC champ Triton sweeps C.B. Aycock

ERWIN -- Charles B. Aycock begain Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play with a 25-13, 25-23, 25-22 loss on Tuesday at three-time defending league champ Triton. Madison Mercer recorded eight kills for the Golden Falcons. Courtney Warner added five aces and...

Competitive Warriors drop three-set affair to South Johnston

FOUR OAKS -- South Johnston handed Eastern Wayne a 25-22, 25-23, 26-24 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference loss on Tuesday evening. Mariah Stephens had four kills and four blocks for the Warriors. Allison Newsome added four kills. Eastern Wayne (3-4 overall,...

Wayne Christian wins CCC volleyball opener

RALEIGH -- Wayne Christian opened Carolina Christian 1-A Conference play in dramatic fashion with a 17-25, 25-19, 24-26, 26-24, 15-8 win on Tuesday evening at Trinity of Raleigh. The Eagles (1-1 overall) trailed 20-12 in the fourth set before rallying...

Chargers' volleyball team defeats East Wake in 4 sets

Wayne Country Day overcame a slow start and defeated East Wake 16-25, 25-14, 25-18, 25-20 on Tuesday evening. Rachell Uzzell distributed 17 assists for the Chargers. Hannah Pearson added 16 kills and Sarah Crooks contributed 10 kills. Jessica Zhou added...

MOC women's soccer: Offense leaves, plenty of good players remain

There's an unmistakable sound that can be heard at Mount Olive College this fall. It's opportunity knocking. Especially for the women's soccer team. Graduation depleted an offense that ranked 19th nationally in scoring a year ago. Goalie Lyndsey McIntyre also...

Miller expects talented team to surprise people

The bulk of the Mount Olive College men's soccer team is in the freshman and sophomore classes, and the challenge is getting that young talent to play at a high level. Particularly early. Second-year Trojans' head coach Godfrey Miller thinks...

Cross Country Agate

BOYS Team scores Epiphany 39 Faith Christian-RM 43 Wayne Christian 63 Oakwood 137 Top 10 individuals 1. Connor Jones, Wayne Christian 17:14 2. McKinley Gray, Epiphany 17:44 3. Daniel Belton, Faith-RM 21:07 4. Braxton Varnell, Faith-RM 21:08 5. Spencer Foster,...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Preps digest

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Wayne Christian 25-15, 25-16 -- Ashley Thornton led the Rosewood attack with five kills. Jordan Martens added four kills and six assists. Rosewood improved to 6-1 overall....

Rosewood sweeps Wayne Christian in volleyball

Rosewood looked to be in mid-season form. Wayne Christian looked like a team seeing its first live action. The end result was a 25-15, 29-27, 25-11 victory in Rosewood's favor on Monday afternoon. The match was the seventh of the...

North Lenoir forfeits win over West Montgomery

One of Calvin Sutton's most unforgettable wins during his tenure at North Lenoir just became more infamous. Sutton announced Monday that the Hawks were forced to forfeit their 19-14 victory over West Montgomery due to the use of an ineligible...

Massengill, Paul each record 12 kills in Princeton's loss to Fike

WILSON -- Tori Paul and Savanna Massengill pounded out 12 kills apiece in Princeton's 17-25, 27-29, 25-21, 25-13, 7-15 loss at Wilson Fike on Monday afternoon. Amber Hill contributed 11 kills and served three aces. Kasey Edwards recorded eight kills...

Truong duo for Rosewood too strong against Lakewood

Rosewood overcame an early deficit and turned back Lakewood 2-1 on Monday night. Than Truong tied the game at 1-1 when he converted a penalty kick in the 30th minute. Sy Truong picked up a loose ball and put...

Phillips, Gonzales lead Princeton past SW Edgecombe

PRINCETON -- Princeton put up a stout defensive effort and shutout SouthWest Edgecombe 2-0 on Monday afternoon. Nick Phillips scored the Bulldogs' opening goal off of an assist from Marcos Gonzales, who later converted an unassisted goal. Will Toler...

Hawkins records ace at GMGC

John Hawkins christened the new Bermuda greens at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course with a hole-in-one on Monday afternoon. Hawkins used a 6-iron to hole out from 137 yards on No. 12. Playing partners Philip Talerico, and Kurt and Susan...

MOC women's volleyball team picked to finish 7th in preseason poll

HIGH POINT -- Ho hum. No surprise. Lees-McRae is the preseason pick to win the 2012 Conference Carolinas women's volleyball championship. The Bobcats drew six first-place votes and collected 113 points. Queens University of Charlotte received six first-place nods to...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association

Nan Jarrell claimed game-of-the-week honors and also emerged as the low-gross winner during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Debby Edgerton seized low net. Lou Ellen Flowers captured low putts....

Grieve's goal salvages 3-3 tie for C.B. Aycock

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek came within a gloved fingertip of claiming its first-ever victory over county nemesis Charles B. Aycock on the soccer pitch Monday afternoon. A pair of juniors made sure it didn't happen. Collin Grieve's goal off...

Monday, August 27, 2012

JV football: Goldsboro nips Eastern Wayne

Goldsboro 12, Eastern Wayne 10 * Joshua Wootson rushed for one touchdown and Eric Bufkin hauled in a 27-yard scoring strike in the Cougars' non-conference victory at Little Big Horn. Rayvonne Barnes paced Goldsboro's ground game with 46 yards on...

Prep football notebook: Sanders pleased with players' no-quit attitude

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The most challenging part of Aaron Sanders' job doesn't come down to wins and losses on Friday night. It comes down to self confidence. Spring Creek flashed numerous signs of its inner faith, especially in the...

News-Argus Area Football Players of the Week: Aug. 24

OffenseRasheed Malette (Goldsboro) -- Rushed for 100 yards and four touchdowns, and returned an interception 46 yards for another touchdown in victory over Eastern Wayne.DefenseSam Melvin (James Kenan) -- Logged seven tackles for the Tigers, who posted their second straight...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Eagles' backfield stays on same page in home victory

Rosewood wanted redemption for a shutout defeat in the opening week of the high school football season. The Eagles got their wish. Rosewood rolled up 300 yards on the ground and blasted Wake Christian 39-13 at Branch Pope Field on...

Spring Creek-Lejeune box

Lejeune 13 13 16 0 -- 42 Spring Creek 0 7 0 7 -- 14 First quarter L -- Richardson 49 run (Johnson kick), 9:57 L -- Fisher 6 run (kick blocked), 2:22 Second quarter L -- Richardson 20 run...

Southern Wayne-N.Nash box

Southern Wayne 0 8 8 6 -- 22 Northern Nash 6 15 7 7 -- 35 First quarter NN -- Avent 50 run (kick failed), 9:16 Second quarter NN -- Avent 1 run (Avent run), 10:12 NN -- McNeil 55...

Early mistakes troublesome for Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A shanked punt. An interception. A lost fumble. A healthy dose of Jamaz Richardson. All those factors spelled trouble for the Spring Creek varsity football team during a 13-minute stretch in the opening half Friday evening. Lejeune...

Rosewood-Wake Christian box

Wake Christian 0 0 0 13 -- 13 Rosewood 7 6 20 6 -- 39 First quarter R -- Davis 78 punt return (Almontser kick), 9:30 Second quarter R -- Garrison 2 run (kick failed), 1:36 Third quarter R --...

Princeton-Midway box

Princeton 3 12 15 0 -- 30 Midway 14 20 14 14 -- 62 First quarter P -- Ryne Woodard 21 FG Second quarter P -- Frasier 37 run (kick failed) P -- Wooten 5 run (kick failed) Third quarter...

James Kenan hammers Jones

TRENTON -- James Kenan jumped in front of Jones Senior early and never looked back in a 29-6, non-conference victory Friday evening. Ja'Quan Williams got the Tigers started with an 85-yard scoring run late in the first quarter. Dominique...

North Duplin-Lakewood box

North Duplin 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Lakewood 14 0 6 0 -- 20 First quarter L -- Cooper 31 pass from Tanner (Rivera kick), 6:34 L -- Mack 5 run (Rivera kick), 0:50 Third quarter L -- Murphy...

Princeton stumbles against Midway

Midway 62, Princeton 30 • SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Princeton let an early opportunity get away and Midway capitalized en route to a 62-30 victory on Friday night. After recovering an onside kick to open the game and driving the ball...

Lakewood blanks North Duplin

Lakewood 20, North Duplin 0 • ROSEBORO -- North Duplin had a good night running the football but could not reach the end zone in a 20-0 defeat at Tri-County 1-A Conference power Lakewood on Friday night. On two separate...

Greene Central falls to Ayden-Grifton

Ayden-Grifton 37, Greene Central 18 • AYDEN -- Ayden-Grifton exploded for 20 points in the third quarter and put away Greene Central 37-18 on Friday night. The Rams kept the game close in the first half thanks to some stellar...

Northern Nash defeats Southern Wayne

Northern Nash 35, Southern Wayne 22 • RED OAK -- An early three-touchdown deficit proved to be too much for Southern Wayne overcome in a 35-22 defeat at Northern Nash on Friday night. The Saints fell behind 21-0 early in...

North Lenoir survives West Montgomery

North Lenoir 19, West Montgomery 14 • La GRANGE -- North Lenoir made a big play at a big moment and held on for a 19-14 win over West Montgomery on Friday night. The Hawks executed a perfect fake punt...

NC prep scores

RALEIGH -- Scores from Friday night's high school football games: Albemarle 70, West Stanly 0 Apex 18, Durham Riverside 13 Asheville Erwin 49, Owen 26 Avery County 21, West Wilkes 7 Ayden-Grifton 37, Greene Central 18 Belmont South Point 49,...

Trojan women, rebuilding from losses, are picked fourth

MOUNT OLIVE -- Even with its offensive weapons lost to graduation, Mount Olive College has garnered some respect among its Conference Carolinas women's soccer peers. The Trojans were picked to finish fourth in the 2012 preseason poll. "It is good...

James Kenan-Jones Senior box

James Kenan 8 14 0 7 -- 29 Jones Senior 0 0 6 0 -- 6 First quarter JK -- Williams 84 run (Barnes run), 2:55 Second quarter JK -- Sutton 78 run (run failed), 11:48 JK -- Miller 13...

Greene Central-Ayden-Grifton box

Greene Central 0 6 6 6 -- 18 Ayden-Grifton 7 3 20 7 -- 37 First quarter AG -- Blount 70 run (Ramirez kick) Second quarter AG -- Ramirez 35 FG GC -- Biggs 82 pass from Batchelor (kick failed)...

Cougars run wild

Rivalry games are typically about renewing a bitter feud with an old nemesis. On Friday night, Eastern Wayne's biggest nemesis was not Goldsboro -- it was Eastern Wayne. The Warriors committed six turnovers and the Cougars cashed in those giveaways...

Eastern Wayne-Goldsboro box

Eastern Wayne 6 6 0 14 -- 26 Goldsboro 14 14 13 7 -- 48 First quarter GHS -- Malette 3 run (Odom kick), 6:30 GHS -- Super 46 interception return (Odom kick), 3:34 EW -- Vick 3 run (run...

Friday, August 24, 2012

Spring Creek upends So. Wayne

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Southern Wayne got close. Spring Creek still managed to slip away. The Gators rallied for a thrilling 25-8, 24-26, 25-16, 27-25 victory on Thursday night, and completed their regular-season sweep of the Saints. "I thought we played...

Trojans add three freshmen

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College head women's volleyball coach Sarah Lusk has inked three more freshmen for the 2012-13 academic year. Jordan Barnes, Danielle Plante and Leanne Quizon join freshmen Nicole Karas and Heather Lucas on...

Coaches predict 'diverse' Trojans will finish 10th overall

MOUNT OLIVE -- "We're picked 10th?" The prediction just didn't sit well with Mount Olive College men's soccer coach Godfrey Miller when the 2012 Conference Carolinas preseason poll was unveiled Thursday morning. The Trojans logged a 4-7 worksheet against league...

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Rosewood 3, Eastern Wayne 2 * Rosewood completed its regular-season sweep of Eastern Wayne with a 25-18, 22-25, 14-25, 25-17, 15-7 win on Thursday evening. The Eagles' Ellen Morgan pounded out 10 kills to go with six blocks and...

Cougars, Warriors square off

A chance to grow. An opportunity to build momentum. Those are the messages Eastern Wayne head football coach Bubba Williams and Goldsboro head coach Eric Reid have been delivering to their respective squads during practice this week. Oh yeah. Don't...

Aycock grinds out 4-set victory

PIKEVILLE -- What Davis Harris said to his team is not important. What is important is that Harris got his point across. Charles B. Aycock overcame a shaky start and pulled out a 25-19, 21-25, 25-11, 27-25 win over Wilson...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rebels prefer to run, run, run the ball

Teams all over the country at every level of football are spreading out and throwing the ball all over the field these days. It's a trend that has taken every offensive coach from Pop Warner to the NFL by storm....

Video analysis, week layoff helps Warriors in soccer

The video study and a week of preparation paid off for Eastern Wayne's soccer team Wednesday evening. Junior captain Joe Herlihy punched in two goals and added a second-half assist in the Warriors' 5-1, non-conference conquest of county rival Goldsboro...

Hobbton spikers sweep Goldsboro

Hobbton battled through a hard-fought first set and downed Goldsboro 25-22, 25-17, 25-11 on Wednesday night. Brandy Johnson led the Cougars with three blocks and two aces. Goldbsoro (1-4 overall) plays host to Wayne Country Day today....

Hawks take top 3 spots in cross country meet

SNOW HILL -- Zach Respess led North Lenoir to a 1-2-3 finish during a season-opening, 21-36 triumph over Greene Central on Wednesday afternoon. Respess ran the 5K course in 21 minutes, 9 seconds. Teammates Orlando Cannon (21:22) and Marshall Letchworth...

Rubio's goal lifts Rams past Hawks, 3-2

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central opened its 2012 season with a 3-2 victory over backyard rival North Lenoir on Wednesday. Eustachio Rubio scored twice for the Rams, including the game-winning goal off of Alexis Selvan's assist in the second. Elvis...

Princeton drops three-set affair to Fike

PRINCETON -- Wilson Fike got off to a hot start and cruised to a 25-15, 25-20, 25-15 win over Princeton on Wednesday night. Amber Hill and Kasey Edwards led the Bulldogs with four kills each. Charley Cox tallied three service...

Conference Carolinas moving four spring tournaments to Burlington

HIGH POINT -- Four Conference Carolinas spring tournaments will have a new home beginning next spring. The Burlington Recreation and Parks Department will play host to championship events in men's and women's lacrosse, baseball and softball from 2013-15. The city...

Simmons earns medalist honors in season-opening match

Defending Class 3-A state individual champion Tara Simmons earned medalist honors with 37 and led Charles B. Aycock to a season-opening, 144-170 triumph over Rosewood at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon. The teams played nine holes. Junior Madison...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Girls' tennis Eastern Wayne 9, South Johnston 0 * FOUR OAKS -- Eastern Wayne began Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play on Tuesday afternoon with a 9-0 win at South Johnston. Savannah Sutton, Grace Delbridge, Blake Govan, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove...

Walnut Creek LGA

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association * Mary Morris and Faye Franklin shared low gross during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Pete Reaves seized low net. Linda Cannon claimed low putts....

Bell gets first win

DUDLEY -- Years from now Courtney Bell may not remember much about Southern Wayne's performance against Southern Nash on Tuesday evening. The first-year Saints' head volleyball coach may not recall a lot about how her team played -- there was...

Wallace-Rose Hill takes control early

Soaked from head to toe with some covered in mud, Rosewood's players gathered near the scoreboard Tuesday evening. Some hung their heads. Others watched head coach Eddie Maldonado and assistant coach Daniel Mitchell make that long walk from midfield. They...

Princeton secures season-opening win

PRINCETON -- Eusebio Montoya had just three official days of practice prior to his debut as the head soccer coach at Princeton High School on Tuesday night. No one in the stands was any the wiser. Princeton jumped in front...

Stevens: Golden Falcons must continue trend

For all the things Charles B. Aycock did right in its season-opening 26-0 win at Rosewood on Friday night, it was perhaps what the Golden Falcons did not do that was most important. Aycock drew just one penalty and did...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

JV sports: Rosewood sweeps Union

Rosewood d. Union 25-20, 25-11 -- Kayla Hardee led the Eagles with three digs and three assists. Lexi Mercer added four blocks and Callie Thornton tallied two digs. Rosewood improved to 3-1 overall....

Princeton drops non-league, five-set tilt at Bunn

BUNN -- Princeton fell just short to Bunn on Monday night in an 11-25, 18-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-7 defeat. Amber Hill paced the Princeton attack with 13 kills and two blocks. Kasey Edwards finished with 10 aces and four kills....

Rosewood spikes Union in three sets

Rosewood got off to a good start and never looked back in a 25-14, 25-9, 25-19 win over Union on Monday night. Ellen Morgan and Heather Lancaster paced the Eagles with six kills apiece. Anna Ingram tallied 10 assists. Samantha...

Ramirez notches four goals in Saints' win over Goldsboro

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne scored early and often in a 10-1, non-conference win over county rival Goldsboro on Monday night. Benito Ramirez led the Saints with four goals. Cesar Benitez and Victor Valazquez each scored two goals in the...

Rosewood boots North Johnston, 3-1

Rosewood launched its 2012 boys' soccer season with a 3-1 win over North Johnston on Monday night. Sy Truong opened the scoring for the Eagles in the first half with a goal that came off a Marquail Almontser assist....

Warriors complete regular-season sweep of Cougars in volleyball

Eastern Wayne came ready to play. Goldsboro took too long to get its game together. The result was a 25-13, 25-18, 27-25 victory for the Warriors on Monday night in New Hope. Eastern Wayne swept the regular-season series against the...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Area football players of the week for Aug. 24

Here are the players-of-the-week from high school games played Aug. 24 OFFENSE Tyler Royal (North Duplin) -- Rushed for career-high 255 yards and scored four touchdowns on 22 carries in the Rebels' season-opening, 48-14 victory over Chocowinity Southside. DEFENSE Michael...

Heller takes over MOC men's volleyball program

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- David Heller has been named head men's volleyball coach and assistant women's volleyball coach at Mount Olive College. Heller will work with Sarah Lusk, who continues to serve as interim head women's volleyball coach...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf

Lane Tree LGA * Cathy Garris and Teresa Shearin shared low gross (77) during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Shearin also emerged the game-of-the-week winner. Libby Newsome secured low net and Betty Jean Gurley seized low putts....

Prep football notebook

SNOW HILL -- Youth. Depth. Confidence. Greene Central built on all three of those characteristics Friday evening. The Rams played solid in spurts and showed some fatigue in the fourth quarter against backyard rival North Lenoir. But they bounced...

Saturday, August 18, 2012

WCDS volleyball suffers first defeat of the season

Wayne Country Day claimed the opening set, but Hickory Christian rallied for a 20-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-13 non-conference victory Friday afternoon. Sophomore setter Rachel Uzzell logged another double-double with 18 assists and 10 digs for the Chargers. Senior middle hitter...

Hickory Christian shuts out WCDS on soccer pitch

Casey Bloome scored once in each half and Hickory Christian blanked Wayne Country Day 2-0 on Friday afternoon. "Playing two games in consecutive games wore on the players, but they gave a strong second-half performance, but couldn't create enough scoring...

Saints net non-conference win over Clinton

CLINTON -- Southern Wayne earned a 9-0 win Friday afternoon at Clinton. Hope Jones, Taylor Davis, Mollianne Kennedy, Claire Kennedy, Cierra Moody and Brittany O'Brien each won a singles match for the Saints. The doubles teams of Jones-Davis, Kennedy-Kennedy and...

Spring Creek-South Lenoir box

Spring Creek 7 0 0 0 -- 7 South Lenoir 14 21 7 0 -- 42 First quarter SL -- Graves 68 run (Graves kick) SL -- Williams 17 pass from Holland (Graves kick) SC -- Russo 2 run (Russo...

Devils cruise past Gators

DEEP RUN -- South Lenoir got off to a good start with a 42-7 victory over Spring Creek on Friday night. The Blue Devils jumped on top in the first quarter when Will Graves broke free for a 68-yard scoring...

Princeton-Hobbton box

Hobbton 0 13 7 0 -- 20 Princeton 8 0 6 0 -- 14 First quarter PHS -- Frasier 51 run ( Smith 2 run) Third quarter PHS -- Wooten 22 run (conversion failed) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Princeton --...

Hobbton spoils Minor's head coaching debut at Princeton

PRINCETON -- Princeton had the potential go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter called back on a holding penalty and came up short in a 20-14 loss to Hobbton in Derrick Minor's debut as head coach. With Princeton trailing 20-14, Kameron...

North Duplin - Southside box

Southside 7 7 0 0 -- 14 North Duplin 14 7 14 13 -- 48 First quarter ND -- Royal 37 run (Jaimes kick), 9:59 ND -- Royal 3 run (Jaimes kick), 4:24 S -- Miller 20 run (White kick),...

Wildcats too much for Cougars

WILMINGTON -- New Hanover showed why it is one of the top programs in the state with a 67-6 dismantling of Goldsboro on Friday night in Wilmington. The Wildcats rolled all night on offense behind senior tailback Montrell Baldwin. The...

Royal, Rebels run over Southside

CALYPSO -- North Duplin scored 27 unanswered points in the second half and rolled to a 48-14 victory over Chocowinity Southside on Friday night at H.E. Grubbs Field. Tyler Royal got the Rebels on the board with a pair of...

James Kenan gets revenge at Southern Wayne's expense

DUDLEY -- James Kenan wanted revenge for a season-opening loss to Southern Wayne just one year ago. The Tigers got their wish on Friday night. Four rushers combined for 307 yards on the ground and the Tigers defeated the Saints...

James Kenan-S. Wayne box

James Kenan 14 8 0 6 -- 28 Southern Wayne 6 0 6 0 -- 12 First quarter SW -- Matthews 11 run; (run failed) 5:19 JK -- Barnes 1 run; (kick failed) 4:10 JK -- Sutton 76 pass from...

Goldsboro-New Hanover box

Goldsboro 6 0 0 0 -- 6 New Hanover 28 19 13 7 -- 67 First quarter NH -- Murphy 37 run (kick good), 9:55 NH -- Baldwin 2 run (kick good), 8:15 NH -- Baldwin 3 run (kick good),...

Batchelor lives QB dream in closing minutes

SNOW HILL -- Austin Batchelor constantly fantasizes about throwing game-winning passes either in his sleep or while playing in the backyard with his buddies. He lived his dream Friday evening. Batchelor threw a 31-yard scoring strike to Daryn Parker late...

Greene Central-North Lenoir box

North Lenoir 0 7 5 7 -- 19 Greene Central 0 13 0 8 -- 21 Second quarter GC -- Batchelor 1 run (T. Williams kick), 7:56 NL -- Baker 3 run (Baird kick), 3:50 GC -- Bynum 1 run...

Golden Falcons shut out Rosewood

Randy Pinkowski raved to anyone who would listen this summer about his team's depth, especially on offense. He wasn't kidding. Charles B. Aycock racked up 359 yards of offense on its way to a season-opening, 26-0 win against county rival...

C.B. Aycock-Rosewood box

C.B. Aycock 7 13 6 0 -- 0 Rosewood 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter CBA -- Hooks 48 run (Harrison kick); 11:33 Second quarter CBA -- Snowden 8 run (Harrison kick failed); 7:15 CBA -- Clark 24...

Friday, August 17, 2012

WCDS follows coach's advice in victory

Stay intense. Play consistent in the serve game. During each timeout and bench changeover Thursday afternoon, Wayne Country Day head volleyball coach Juliet Jones reminded her team to continue doing those two things against Faith Christian-Rocky Mount. The Chargers listened...

Eagles collect four-set road win

Rosewood is still learning the little things, but the big picture is coming into focus sooner than expected. The Eagles wrapped up the first week of the volleyball season with a 25-23, 23-25, 25-16, 25-18 win over Eastern Wayne on...

JV Sports Digest

JV sports • Volleyball: Rocky Mount Prep d. Goldsboro 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 -- Maddie Jara recorded eight kills and six aces for the Cougars. Shamonica Artis supplied six kills. • Volleyball: Faith Christian-RM d. Wayne Country Day 25-13, 25-17: Tiffany...

James Kenan outlasts Southern Wayne in JV football

JV football • James Kenan 28, Southern Wayne 16 -- Southern Wayne recovered three fumbles, but endured a season-opening 28-16 loss on Thursday night at James Kenan. The Saints' Xavier Pearsall rushed for 59 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown run....

Rocky Mount defeats C.B. Aycock tennis

Rocky Mount 6, C.B. Aycock 3 • ROCKY MOUNT -- Rocky Mount claimed four out of six singles matches and defeated Charles B. Aycock 6-3 on Thursday afternoon. Ashton Walker and Katie Gurley each collected a singles win for the...

Southern Wayne routs Kinston in tennis

Girls' tennis Wayne Country 9, Epiphany 0 • Wayne Country Day launched regular-season play with a 9-0 victory over The Epiphany School at Wayne Community College on Thursday afternoon. It was the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A opener for both teams....

Wayne Country Day tennis blanks Epiphany

Girls' tennis Wayne Country 9, Epiphany 0 • Wayne Country Day launched regular-season play with a 9-0 victory over The Epiphany School at Wayne Community College on Thursday afternoon. It was the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A opener for both teams....

Spring Creek volleyball downs Southern Wayne

Spring Creek 3, Southern Wayne 1 * DUDLEY -- Spring Creek earned its first win of the season with a 25-22, 25-19, 17-25, 25-16 victory on Thursday at Southern Wayne. Sarah Force led the Gators with 12 assists and two...

WCDS, Faith-RM play to draw

Boys' soccer Wayne Country Day 0, Faith Christian-RM 0 • ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Country Day and Faith Christian-Rocky Mount played to a scoreless tie on Thursday afternoon. The Chargers (0-1-1) play host to Hickory Christian today in a rematch...

Goldsboro bounces back from opening-set loss to RMP

Volleyball Goldsboro 3, Rocky Mount Prep 1 * Goldsboro shook off a loss in the first set and responded by winning the next three in a 13-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-17 victory over visiting Rocky Mount Prep on Thursday. Bailee Ellis...

Stevens: It is game day...finally

High school football can galvanize a community, unite student bodies and evoke school spirit like no other sport. There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly cut grass, the look of a newly painted field and the glow of...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday preps digest: EW tennis nets victory over Fike

Girls' tennis Eastern Wayne 5, Wilson Fike 2 * WILSON -- Eastern Wayne opened its tennis season with a 5-2 victory over Wilson Fike on Wednesday afternoon. Savannah Sutton, Grace Delbridge, McKenna Dove and Cameron Dove each won their respective...

Perennial 1-A power Lakewood stops Southern Wayne in three sets

DUDLEY -- The flashes of good play comes and goes when Southern Wayne communicates on the volleyball court. Now it's a matter of working consistently as a group. When the scrappy Saints talked and moved as a unit, they gave...

FOOTBALL TAB - Spring Creek: Small in numbers, Gators working hard in "The Swamp"

There is no time to worry about who is not at practice. Spring Creek head coach Aaron Sanders is more concerned with who is in camp as the team gets ready for its season opener Friday night. "We have 29...

FOOTBALL TAB - Southern Wayne: Saints' coaches excited with team's work ethic

There was no mistaking David Lee's tone after Southern Wayne held its third practice of the fall on Aug. 2. The second-year head coach was guarded and tentative when assessing what he saw on the practice field. What a difference...

FOOTBALL TAB - Eastern Wayne: Williams has some inexperienced players filling big voids

Eastern Wayne head coach Bubba Williams is notoriously tight-lipped about his team. Some years the tactic is simple preseason gamesmanship and others it is due to uncertainty within the Warriors' ranks. Put 2012 in the latter category. Williams and his...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Rosewood: Eagles solid on offense, rebuilding defense

Robert Britt has learned plenty about his football team this offseason and he's discovered that "the unknown" is causing him a few concerns. The Eagles lost seven starters defensively from last season and Britt is relying on a mix of...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Princeton: Minor brings "fresh" attitude to Bulldogs' program

A black metal lunch pail with spots of rust and worn-out clasps sits atop a shelf in the Princeton football fieldhouse. "Win Today" is written in white letters and underlined on the front. "Pride" emblazons the right side. Inside are...

FOOTBALL TAB -- North Lenoir: Sutton continues to build winning mentality in Wheat Swamp

Calvin Sutton is not trying to put together a football team, but is working on building a program instead. Sutton enters his fourth season as North Lenoir's head coach focused on developing a winning mentality with each of his players....

FOOTBALL TAB -- North Duplin: Rebels battle cry for 2012 is to "finish" games

Finish is the word that North Duplin has concluded each drill and practice with this summer. Finish is also something the Rebels failed to do with regularity in 2011. Four of North Duplin's five losses last season came by seven...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Jarrod James: Red-shirt freshman says 2012 all about UNC seniors

Jarrod James knows he cannot play for a national championship, a bowl game appearance or even an Atlantic Coast Conference title this season. He can play for something just as meaningful -- his teammates. A former Shrine Bowl selection as...

FOOTBALL TAB -- James Kenan: Avoiding injuries will determine Tigers' success

Could James Kenan fans finally see their football team dethrone county archrival Wallace-Rose Hill? Quite possibly. The Tigers return just 16 lettermen, including 12 starters, off last year's team that finished behind those pesky and talent-ladened Bulldogs in Tri-County 1-A...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Greene Central: Grantham says young Rams must mature quickly

A large portion of Greene Central's roster is composed of underclassmen. In fact, just five experienced players -- three on offense and two on defense -- return this season. There is plenty of exuberance and excitement in the rural Snow...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Goldsboro: Reid has the "big three" intangibles this fall

Depth, talent and athleticism are the big three for any high school football team in North Carolina. Coaches dream about having teams with those prized characteristics and have nightmares about opponents who can boast such attributes. Goldsboro High School head...

FOOTBALL TAB -- C.B. Aycock preview

Charles B. Aycock expects to feast on offense this season. The Golden Falcons have just enough chicken salad to cover all the bread. "We may not be big, but we've got some athletes that can play and we've got some...

Herlihy's PK lifts Warriors in season opener

Eastern Wayne was backed into a corner, its knees wobbling and one blow away from hitting the canvas. The Warriors refused to go away and Joe Herlihy's penalty kick in stoppage time helped Eastern Wayne escape with a 4-3 victory...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Girls' tennis C.B. Aycock 6, Wilson Fike 3 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock won four out of six singles matches and defeated Wilson Fike 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon. Ashton Walker, Katie Gurley, Rachel Jackson and Casie Belom each recorded...

Rosewood battles, takes down Midway at home

At times how a team wins can be just as important as the victory itself. Rosewood found out plenty about its character and will while grinding out a 25-15, 26-24, 17-25, 22-25, 15-10 win over visiting Midway on Tuesday evening....

Lawson steps down

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Citing family circumstances, Mike Lawson has stepped down as head men's lacrosse coach at Mount Olive College on Tuesday. Jeff Eisen, athletics director, said a nationwide search for a successor is underway. Assistant coach...

Aycock falls to Wilson Hunt

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock learned a valuable lesson in its first volleyball game of the season on Tuesday night. There is never a good time to let off of the gas pedal. The Golden Falcons dominated the first two...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Local digest

Girls tennis C.B. Aycock 5, Greene Central 4 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock claimed the final doubles match of the night and broke a 4-4 tie en route to a season-opening win over Greene Central on Monday afternoon. Ashton...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Elks Little League

The Elks Little League baseball team will celebrate its 40th anniversary of the club championship Aug. 25 at Lane Tree Golf Club. The event begins at 11 a.m. Most of the team members have been contacted except Charlie and Steve...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Local digest

Volleyball Grace-Sanford 3, Wayne Country Day 0 * Rachel Uzzell logged a double-double with 11 service aces and 13 assists in Wayne Country Day's season-opening 25-13, 25-9, 25-15 win over Grace Christian of Sanford on Thursday afternoon. Sarah Crooks provided...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ECC coaches give league predicitions

Triton expects to take every opponent's best shot since it's won the last two Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference football championships. Cleveland can't run and hide, either. Coaches unanimously predicted the Rams to capture the 2012 title after third-year head coach...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lane Tree LGA

Lane Tree LGA * Betty Jean Gurley earned game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Libby Newsome claimed low net with a 69, while Cathy Garris won low putts. Rhonda Williams captured low gross. Lou Ellen...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Goldsboro YMCA sprint triathlon results

1. Frank Fisher 1:29.00 2. Carl Bonner 1:31.17 3. Phillip Rowan 1:31.19 4. David Garrison 1:32.20 5. Bruce Richter 1:32.47 6. Kyle Pitchford 1:32.56 7. Jeremy Klinger 1:35.25 8. Bert Kelley 1:36.06 9. Paul Quinn 1:36.55 10. Jeffrey Dukay 1:38.14...

Fisher wins Goldsbooro YMCA sprint triathlon

Sunny skies and warm temperatures greeted 62 competitors on Saturday morning at the 27th annual Goldsboro YMCA Sprint Triathlon held at Walnut Creek. The warm weather did not seem to slow down the athletes who took part in the half-mile...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Eagles' fine-tune offensive package

Rosewood hit the practice field during the first week with one thing in mind. The Eagles want to get better every single day. "We have a good group of guys and that has led to some quality early practices," Rosewood...

Minor learning personnel at Princeton

PRINCETON -- Derrick Minor is adjusting quickly. The first-year head varsity football coach at Princeton High School is learning players' names and fitting his assistant coaches into specific niches as the Bulldawgs make their way through the first few practices...

Young, athletic Warriors in camp

Youth abounds in the Eastern Wayne football camp. Again. A majority of freshmen and sophomores seem to be challenging the returning veterans, what few there are, for possible starting roles when the Warriors scrimmage later next week. "Our freshmen and...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Small numbers, but solid work ethic in Seven Springs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek football hit the field this week with a few less bodies than expected. Head coach Aaron Sanders hopes the Gators hard work in the offseason and their dedication to growing the program can overcome the...

Southern Wayne newcomers impress Lee

DUDLEY -- There was no shortage of intensity at Southern Wayne High School when the football team hit the field on this week. Second-year head coach David Lee would not want it any other way. "Our guys seem like they...

Local opinion: Sometimes you have to wait for the rest of the story

The anonymous tip called in to the News-Argus sports department has somehow leaked out into the county. And boy, it has created quite a stir. Some callers have phoned us wanting to know why the "rumor" hasn't been put in...

Griffith joins MOC men's basketball staff

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Justin Griffith has been named as an assistant coach for the Mount Olive College men's basketball team, it was announced by Trojan head coach Joey Higginbotham. Griffith will also serve as head coach of...

Carter Capps thrilled to be in Seattle Mariners uniform

SEATTLE -- The stadium was a lot bigger, the lights a bit brighter and the grass a little greener, but at the end of the day it was just another baseball game to Carter Capps. Capps experienced his first game...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lane Tree Golf

Lane Tree LGA * Libby Newsome emerged the game-of-the-week winner during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Teresa Shearin won low net and low gross, while Linda Watson claimed low putts. Walnut Creek LGA * Jewel Ivey captured...

Stevens: Loyalty, trust, honor, respect are missing in coaching ranks

Loyalty, trust, honor and respect are just a few of the characteristics former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno worked to instill into his players for more than six decades as a member of the Nittany Lions' coaching staff....

Capps gets called up to Seattle

By ANDREW STEVENS News-Argus Sports Writer SEATTLE -- Carter Capps doesn't have to dream anymore. He is living the dream. Capps, the former Mount Olive College and North Lenoir High School standout, was promoted from Triple-A Tacoma to the...

Cougars getting adjusted to new coaches

The first two days of practice at Goldsboro High have included fine-tuning some things learned during the offseason, but the players are also learning a few new faces. The Cougars' coaching staff has changed. Fifth-year head coach Eric Reid has...

Pinkowski: Seniors need to lead team

PIKEVILLE -- There have been some familiar faces around Charles B. Aycock's first two football practices and one emotion that has been missing the past two seasons -- urgency. The Golden Falcons return 19 seniors and have had a total...