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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...