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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Local Preps Digest

Boys' soccer Wayne Christian 6, Lee Christian 1 * Wayne Christian overcame an ealry one goal deficit and rolled to a 6-1 win over Lee Christian on Friday night. Chris Easom led the Wayne Christian attack with two goals and...

Trojans earn wins in volleyball and soccer

MOC SPORTS INFORMATION MOUNT OLIVE -- Sarah Robertson recorded her career-high 23rd kill on match point as Mount Olive rallied for a 22-25, 25-17, 26-28, 25-23, 15-11 over Lees-McRae in Conference Carolinas women's volleyball Saturday at Kornegay Arena. Robertson also...

Tarboro-Greene Central box

Tarboro 14 13 14 7 -- 48 Greene Central 0 8 0 8 -- 16 Second quarter GC -- K. Braswell 15 run (run good) Fourth quarter GC -- Mitchell 19 pass from Batchelor (run good) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING --...

C.B. Aycock loses heartbreaker in overtime

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock had everything going in its favor before a sellout homecoming crowd Friday evening. Until the final play of regulation. South Johnston tallied a touchdown, subsequent two-point conversion and eventually claimed a 37-30, overtime victory over...

South Johnston-C.B. Aycock box

S. Johnston 7 7 8 8 7 -- 37 C.B. Aycock 16 6 0 8 0 -- 30 First quarter CBA -- Clark 14 run (Snowden run); 7:55 CBA -- Hooks 25 run (Garris pass from Snowden); 2:40 SJ --...

Southern Wayne-Cleveland box

Southern Wayne 0 12 7 7 -- 26 Cleveland 21 19 7 6 -- 53 Second quarter SW -- Matthews 61 run (kick failed) SW -- Holland 11 pass from Hollingsworth (run failed) Third quarter SW -- Fields 17 pass...

Dogs blank Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Friday night marked the annual homecoming celebration at Spring Creek High School. Princeton did all of the celebrating on the football field. Johnny Frazier rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns and the Bulldogs earned a 39-0...

Princeton-Spring Creek box

Princeton 0 20 12 7 -- 39 Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Second quarter P -- Wooten 15 run (Woodard kick); 10:34 P -- McDougald 9 pass from Wooten (kick failed); 2:23 P -- Frazier 7 run...

Prep football roundup

* WARSAW -- James Kenan kept to its winning ways in a 40-20 win over Tri-County Athletic Conference rival Pender on Friday night. Dominque Barnes got the Tigers on the board with a one-yard run in the first quarter. James...

Pender-James Kenan box

Pender 0 14 0 6 -- 20 James Kenan 7 20 7 6 -- 40 First quarter JK -- Barnes 1 run (Hernandez kick) Second quarter JK -- Sutton 30 run (pass failed) JK -- Sutton 76 kickoff return (Hernandez...

Murphy tosses six touchdown passes

For years Julius Murphy has dreamed of having the type of game that causes quarterbacks to be remembered forever. Murphy doesn't have to dream anymore. The senior signal-caller completed 15 of 19 passes for a career-high 271 yards and six...

North Duplin-Goldsboro box

North Duplin 6 6 0 6 -- 18 Goldsboro 12 23 0 6 -- 41 First quarter GHS -- Clyde 9 pass from Murphy (McCoy kick failed); 10:27 ND -- Royal 24 run (James kick failed); 7:22 GHS -- Baker...

NC prep football scores

Albemarle 76, South Davidson 0 Alexander Central 27, Hickory 12 Alleghany County 28, East Wilkes 15 Apex 27, Raleigh Athens Drive 24 Asheville Roberson 56, North Buncombe 9 Ayden-Grifton 55, Rosewood 13 Belmont South Point 30, Gastonia Ashbrook 13 Black...

New volleyball club to unveil its plans at informational meeting

There's a new Junior Olympic volleyball organization bumping, setting and spiking its way into Wayne County and surrounding areas. The Eastern Elite Volleyball Club (EEVC) will serve up its inaugural season this winter, and is holding a free informational open...

Ayden-Grifton-Rosewood box

Ayden-Grifton 14 13 21 7 -- 55 Rosewood 7 0 6 0 -- 13 First quarter R -- Davis 80 run (Kornegay kick); 7:29 Third quarter R -- Davis 84 kickoff return (kick failed); 2:13 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Rosewood...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Aycock dumps S. Johnston in pivotal ECC match

PIKEVILLE -- After dropping the opening set and desperately needing a win, Charles B. Aycock easily could have folded. The Golden Falcons rallied behind solid efforts from Courtney Warner and Meredith Burroughs and earned a 21-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-19 victory...

Smith, Brantham comprise Class of 2012 for Rosewood Hall of Fame

The former voice of the Eagles and a decorated women's tennis player comprise the 2012 class of the Rosewood High School Athletics Hall of Fame. Steve Smith and Kayce Brantham will be inducted during halftime of tonight's Carolina 1-A Conference...

Rebels' ground game presents challenge to Cougars' defense

North Duplin knows it has unfinished business, while No. 10-ranked Goldsboro has visions of departing unbeaten in Carolina 1-A Conference play this season. The teams meet tonight at Cougar Stadium at 7:30 p.m. in the league opener for both teams....

Rosewood boys, girls take XC meet at Princeton

PRINCETON -- Three points separated three teams during the third Carolina 1-A Conference boys' cross country meet contested at Princeton High School. Rosewood defeated Spring Creek 46-49, and Goldsboro finished third with 50 points. The Bulldogs collected 84 points, followed...

Eastern Wayne drops ECC affair on the road

FOUR OAKS -- Eastern Wayne grabbed the early lead, but South Johnston rallied for a 3-1 victory in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play. Victor Kokiko notched the Warriors' goal off Joe Herlihy's assist. The Warriors play host to Cleveland on...

North Lenoir stumbles against Cleveland

Justin Shimer tallied North Lenoir's lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference leader Cleveland. Oscar Avila assisted on the goal. Caleb Baird recorded nine saves between the pipes. North Lenoir (4-8-2 overall, 2-4-1 ECC) entertains Charles...

Eagles dominate Neuse Charter

Rosewood received goals from five different scorers in a 9-0 rout of Neuse Charter on Thursday night at Branch Pope Field. Marquail Almontser and Corey Lynn each scored twice for the Eagles. Hunter Hinson, Dee Mabry, Jordan Price and Reed...

Lopez tallies lone goal in Gators' road win

TARBORO -- Spring Creek survived for a 1-0 win on Thursday night at Tarboro. Brayan Lopez scored the game's only goal off an assist from Otto Binar in the 60th minute. Victor Ortiz and Govani Avila combined for the shutout...

Bulldogs take out Gators in straight sets

PRINCETON -- Princeton knocked off Spring Creek 25-21, 25-17, 25-19 on Thursday evening. Jenna Woodard finished with 13 digs for the Bulldogs. Taylor Carroll added seven digs, four kills and three aces. Kasey Edwards had seven kills and Amber Hill...

North Duplin sweeps Goldsboro

CALYPSO -- North Duplin needed just three sets to defeat Goldsboro 26-24, 25-19, 25-23 on Thursday evening. The Rebels play host to Princeton on Tuesday while the Cougars (2-13 overall, 0-5 CC) travel to Rosewood....

Ayden-Grifton stuns Rosewood in 5 sets

AYDEN -- Rosewood came up short in a 25-15, 19-25, 8-25, 27-25, 15-12 loss on Thursday night at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton. Scout Anderson handed out 13 assists for the Eagles. Ellen Morgan contributed nine kills and three aces....

Chargers snap skid in CPIC volleyball action

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day earned its first Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference win of the season with a 25-12, 25-14, 25-16 victory Thursday night at Greenfield. Jessica Zhou distributed 14 assists to go with six aces and five kills....

WCDS netters easily beat Trinity-Raleigh

Wayne Country Day cruised past Trinity of Raleigh 8-1 on Thursday afternoon Wayne Community College. Gianna Democko, Sarah Best, Mollie Catherine McDonald, Abbey Pope and Anna Allen each contributed a singles victory. The teams of Democko-Margaux Pope, Best-Abbey Pope and...

Southern Wayne rolls over South Johnston in tennis

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne turned back Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe South Johnston 8-1 on Thursday afternoon. Hope Jones, Taylor Davis, Mollieanne Kennedy, Hope Rose, Claire Kennedy and Cierra Moody each recorded a victory in singles play for the Saints....

Goldsboro tops Spring Creek on Carolina 1-A tennis scene

Goldsboro defeated Spring Creek 7-2 on Thursday afternoon to stay in first place in the Carolina 1-A Conference. Cassidy Morris, Davis Houtzer, Sydney Cox and Cayce Hoggard each recorded a singles victory for the Cougars. The tandems of Jessica Calvert-Morris,...

JV football: Rams edge Saints

DUDLEY -- Cleveland slipped past Southern Wayne 30-28 on Thursday night. Xavier Pearsall scored on a 65-yard rushing touchdown for the Saints. Shamar Faison added rushing touchdowns of 45 and 20 yards. Tyiarre Allen scored on the ground from...

Preps digest: JV, middle school roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Ayden-Grifton 25-20, 25-8 -- Kayla Hardee led the Eagles (15-2 overall, 5-1 CC) with eight assists. Callie Thornton added six kills. Jordan Martens had seven assists. * Volleyball: Wayne Country Day d. Greenfield...

E. Wayne nets share of first ECC girls' tennis crown since 2010

PIKEVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's convincing victory over archrival Charles B. Aycock led to a reward Thursday afternoon. The Warriors clinched at least a share of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season dual-team women's championship with an 8-1 conquest of the...

E. Wayne-C.B. Aycock tennis box

Eastern Wayne 8 C.B. Aycock 1 Singles: No. 1 Ashton Walker (CBA) d. Savannah Sutton 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 Faith Sutton (EW) d. Katie Gurley 6-2, 6-3; No. 3 Grace Delbridge (EW) d. Rachel Jackson 6-2, 6-1; No. 4 Blake...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

E. Wayne alum Tony Davis gets nod for Pfeiffer Athletics Hall of Fame

His parents and friends found their seats, and cheered loudly once the Pfeiffer College men's basketball team ran onto the court at Merner Gymnasium. Tony Davis beamed with pride. But the highly-recruited prep star's elation of his first-ever collegiate game...

Preps digest: JV, middle school, youth sports

JV sports * North Duplin d. Spring Creek 25-21, 25-20 -- Stormy Westbrook recorded two aces and five kills in the Gators' loss. Lexie Reyes added two assists and one kill. Alisha Gordon contributed two aces and one kill....

Rosewood shuts out Princeton, 1-0

You can always expect the unexpected when archrivals Rosewood and Princeton duel in any sport. Wednesday's clash on the soccer pitch was no exception. The Eagles caught a lucky break in the ninth minute and triumphed 1-0 over the Bulldogs...

Spring Creek sweeps North Duplin in volleyball

CALYPSO -- Sarah Ford recorded five assists and four kills during Spring Creek's straight-set sweep of North Duplin during their Carolina 1-A Conference match Tuesday. Olivia Martinez supplied two aces, three kills and one block. Sydney Ocker (two aces, one...

Aycock tennis team blitzes Cleveland, 9-0

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock posted shutouts on four of six singles courts and proceeded to dismantle Cleveland, 9-0, in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play. Ashton Walker, Kimber Pender, Casie Belom and Cassidy Coerver each prevailed 6-0, 6-0. Second-seeded Katie...

Epiphany takes cross country meet at Waynesborough Park

Epiphany continued to dominate the cross country scene among N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association teams at Waynesborough Park on Tuesday afternoon. Falcons standout McKinley Gray won the boys race in 17 minutes and 33 seconds and propelled the team to...

Binar scores four goals in Gators' victory

Spring Creek began defense of its Carolina 1-A Conference title with a 6-0 victory over Goldsboro on Wednesday night. Otto Binar paced the Gators with four goals and one assist. Brayan Lopez finished with one goal and an assist in...

Aycock, Triton play to 2-2 draw

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock held off a late Triton rally and scored a 2-2 draw Wednesday night at Hardy Talton Stadium. Juan Pina and Collin Zacharzuk each scored a goal for the Golden Falcons. C.B. Aycock (4-4-3 overall, 3-3-1...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Jewel Ivey emerged the low gross winner during first flight play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Hiromi Sueki and Evelyn Rose claimed low net and low putts, respectively. Linda Cannon seized low gross in second flight. Pete Reaves...

Saints defeat Beddingfield in golf

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne picked up its second golf victory of the season by defeating Wilson Beddingfield at Southern Wayne Country Club on Wednesday afternoon. Macie Weeks led the Saints with a round of 49. Aubrey Sasser fired a 52...

Aycock's Alexander emerges victorious on Warriors' home course

Cleveland may be on its way out of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference, but it is making its presence felt before it goes. The Rams claimed the boys' portion of a three-team, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet and finished second...

ECC XC results at So. Wayne

DUDLEY -- Results from a four-team, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' and girls' cross country meet at Southern Wayne on Wednesday: BOYS Team scores Triton 28 South Johnston 31 North Lenoir 67 Southern Wayne 150 Top 10 individuals 1. Seth...

ECC XC results at E. Wayne

Results from a three-team, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' and girls' cross country meet contested Wednesday afternoon at Eastern Wayne: BOYS Team scores Cleveland 34 C.B. Aycock 37 Eastern Wayne 52 Top 10 individuals 1. Marvin Alexander, CBA 19:22 2....

Visiting teams dominate ECC meet in Dudley

DUDLEY -- Triton got the best of the four Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference teams at Southern Wayne's first home cross country meet of the season Wednesday afternoon. On the boys' side the Hawks edged South Johnston by three points 28-31....

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Preps digest: JV roundup

JV sports * Boys' soccer: Wayne Country Day 2, Epiphany 2 -- Hayes Gerrard and John Thompson each scored for Wayne Country Day as the Chargers rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie the game. Noah Adkins and Gerrard...

Princeton sweeps Rosewood in volleyball

PRINCETON -- That six-game skid is a distant memory. The Princeton High volleyball team is right where it wants to be with three weeks left in regular-season play. Kasey Edwards led a balanced offensive attack with 10 kills and the...

Spring Creek, Princeton each need to win Carolina 1-A opener

Spring Creek and Princeton each need a win, and someone is going to get it when the football rivals open Carolina 1-A Conference play Friday evening. Entering the seventh week, the Bulldogs have fashioned a 1-4 non-conference record that has...

Kinston boots Greene Central in EPC soccer action

SNOW HILL -- Eustachio Rubio scored Greene Central's lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Kinston on Tuesday evening. The Rams (4-4-2 overall, 3-3-1 EPC) visit Wilson Beddingfield on Oct. 1....

Goldsboro falls to Ayden-Grifton in four sets

Goldsboro claimed the opening set, but could not maintain its momentum in a 19-25, 25-9, 25-16, 25-17 loss to visiting Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday. Brandy Johnson finished with 12 kills and two blocks for the Cougars. Bailee Ellis provided 10 assists...

Hawks stop Golden Falcons in ECC volleyball action

La GRANGE -- North Lenoir defeated Charles B. Aycock 25-22, 28-26, 25-14 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play on Tuesday evening. Meredith Burroughs and Madison Mercer each contributed five kills for the Golden Falcons. Aycock (6-7 overall, 4-4 ECC) plays...

Chargers drop non-league road match in volleyball

GREENVILLE -- Wayne Country Day endured a 25-14, 25-19, 25-18 loss on Tuesday evening at Pope John Paul. Sarah Crooks paced the Chargers with eight kills, six digs and two aces. Bailee Creger supplied six kills and three aces. Hannah...

Greenfield stops Wayne Country Day in tennis

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day came up short in a 6-3 loss on Tuesday at Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference opponent Greenfield. Gianna Democko and Sarah Best each collected a singles victory for the Chargers. The team of Democko-Margaux Pope...

Eastern Wayne carves out ECC win over Saints

Eastern Wayne turned back Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Southern Wayne 8-1 on Tuesday afternoon in New Hope. Savannah Sutton, Faith Sutton, Grace Delbridge, Blake Govan and Cameron Dove combined to sweep the singles matches. The tandems of Delbridge-Govan...

Epiphany shuts out WCDS on soccer pitch

Epiphany did what any good team would do with an early lead. The Falcons packed in the defense and made it hold up. The result was a 4-0 win over Wayne Country Day on Tuesday afternoon. "We got behind and...

Healthy Mundle making impact for CBA

After sitting out his junior year and with just one season left to catch the eye of college recruiters, it would have been easy for AJ Mundle to begin thinking about himself. Mundle gave up on easy a long time...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Preps digest: JV, middle school roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Spring Creek 25-14, 25-12 -- Ayana Potter led the Rosewood attack with four kills. Callie Thornton and Ashley Thornton each finished with four aces. Rosewood improved to 14-1 overall. Middle schools * Volleyball:...

Hawks, Warriors stage high-scoring affair

After allowing two goals in 19 minutes on Monday night North Lenoir settled down and played its game. Eastern Wayne had difficulty just getting settled. The Hawks scored four unanswered goals before halftime and picked up a 7-3 Eastern Carolina...

Rosewood spikes Spring Creek in Carolina 1-A volleyball action

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood got off to a good start and held off Carolina 1-A Conference rival Spring Creek 25-16, 14-25, 25-16, 25-15 on Monday night. Scout Anderson led the Eagles with 10 assists. Crystal Allen and Ellen Morgan each...

Rosewood doubles up Goldsboro, 4-2

Rosewood outlasted Goldsboro for a 4-2 win on Monday night. Jyonte Raynor scored two goals and had an assist. Thanh Truong and Zach Syverson tallied one goal apiece. Trong and Marquail Almontser each provided an assist. Damon Pate finished with...

Princeton, Ayden-Grifton battle to 3-3 draw

PRINCETON -- Despite playing for 90 minutes Princeton and Ayden-Grifton settled for a 3-3 draw Monday night. Lane Dougherty, Zeke Whitley and Vicente Mendez each scored a goal for the Bulldogs. Josh Boykin tallied one assist. Will Toler made 16...

Simmons claims medalist honors at Keith Hills CC

BUIES CREEK -- Tara Simmons claimed medalist honors with an even-par 36 and Charles B. Aycock won a five-team, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet at Keith Hills Country Club on Monday afternoon. Madison Aycock fired a 50, while teammates Kristen...

Spring Creek nets victory over Rosewood

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek claimed five points during singles play and rolled past Carolina 1-A Conference foe Rosewood 8-1 on Monday night. Emily Daniel, Anna Haggerty, Daysi Ramirez, Tara Davis and Casie Alphin each prevailed for the Gators in...

Saints ground Golden Falcons, 3-2

Messenger Sports Writer DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne learned a lesson in perseverance on Monday night. The Saints played most of the second half with just 10 players on the field and still managed to rally past Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lane Tree LGA news

Novella Zambelli claimed game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Cathy Garris captured low gross and low net, while Debby Edgerton seized low putts....

Greene Central, Greenfield duel to 2-2 draw

WILSON -- Alexis Infante tallied both goals in Greene Central's 2-2, non-conference draw against independent schools power Greenfield. Hugo Sanchez had an assist for the Rams. Keeper Leo Martinez recorded eight saves in goal. Greene Central (3-3-2 overall) entertains...

Wayne Christian's Jones wins Pirate XC Invitational

Enter story here...GREENVILLE -- Wayne Christian's Connor Jones easily claimed the 2012 Pirate Cross Country Invitational boys' crown Saturday morning. Jones ran the 3.1-mile course in 17 minutes, 6 seconds -- 18 seconds faster than runner-up McKinley Gray. Wayne Christian's...

Neuse River Youth Football League results

Neuse River Football League 8-Under * Mount Olive 34, Grantham 7 -- TQ Butler and Deonta Wright rushed for two touchdowns apiece in the Hurricanes' win. Nadavion Pemberton added a touchdown. Butler led the defense with six tackles. The...

Prep football notebook: Aycock finds the 'man in the middle'

PIKEVILLE -- With Charles B. Aycock's offense needing a spark in the second half against North Lenoir on Friday night, tight end AJ Mundle delivered just what the Golden Falcons needed. Mundle caught a pair of touchdown passes from...

McNeill dismisses Arrington

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- East Carolina senior wide receiver Dayon Arrington has been dismissed from the Pirate football program after an early Sunday morning arrest that followed prior team rule violations according to an announcement from head football coach...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

WCDS dispatches Pope John Paul, 4-1

John Thompson notched his first-ever varsity goal and Wayne Country Day dispatched Pope John Paul, 4-1, on Friday afternoon. Ramel Carpenter put the Chargers ahead 1-0 in the second minute. Senior Cody Neal followed with a goal off Carpetner's assist...

Wayne Country Day nets non-league road win

WILMINGTON -- Wayne Country Day swept the singles and doubles, and handed Coastal Christian a 9-0, non-conference loss Friday afternoon. Gianna Democko, Sarah Best, Mollie Catherine McDonald, Meredith Roethling, Abbey Pope and Margaux Pope each posted a straight-set singles victory....

Wayne Christian drops 5-set affair to Community Christian

Katie Caviness pounded out a team-high 12 kills in Wayne Christian's 18-25, 25-16, 12-25, 25-20, 11-15 loss to Community Christian inside Clifford Gymnatorium on Friday evening. Caviness served four aces and collected four digs for the Eagles, who dropped to...

Cyclones edge Eagles in CCC soccer battle

An offsides call negated a possible game-tying scoring chance, and Community Christian nipped Wayne Christian, 3-2, on the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference scene Friday. Matt Jackson's header off Chris Easom's assist knotted the contest at 1-all in the opening half....

Triton shuts out Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne knew it would take a near-perfect effort on Friday night to drop Triton from the ranks of the unbeaten. The Saints appeared to be on the upset trail early, but faltered in the second half as...

Triton-Southern Wayne box

Triton 0 0 14 7 -- 21 Southern Wayne 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Third quarter T -- M. McBryde 30 run (Hernandez kick), 5:44 T -- McLean 54 run (Hernandez kick), 2:40 Fourth quarter T -- Milton 20...

Spring Creek-Dixon box

Spring Creek 7 0 0 0 -- 7 Dixon 7 0 20 6 -- 33 First quarter SC -- Faison 10 run (Russo kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Spring Creek -- DeVante Faison 17-43, TD; Anthony Russo 6-13; Jesus Briones...

Dixon offense heats up in second half against Gators

HOLLY RIDGE -- Spring Creek played an even first half with rival Dixon on Friday night. The Bulldogs got the better of the Gators in the second half and walked off with a 33-7 victory. "I thought we played as...

Princeton, SWE play to 0-0 tie

PINETOPS -- Jose Morales notched 15 saves and Princeton battled to a scoreless draw against SouthWest Edgecombe. The Bulldogs entertain Ayden-Grifton in the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams Monday....

Snowden's 2-point conversion lifts CBA in overtime

PIKEVILLE -- Quarterback Austin Snowden is listed on Charles B. Aycock's roster at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds. What the roster does not say is Snowden has magic in his legs. Snowden scooped up a low snap on an extra point and...

North Lenoir-C.B. Aycock box

North Lenoir 10 7 3 0 6 -- 26 C.B. Aycock 6 0 6 8 8 -- 28 First quarter NL -- Holloway 1 run (Baird kick), 7:09 NL -- Baird 39 FG, 3:10 CBA -- Snowden 7 run (Harrison...

North Duplin-Lejeune box

North Duplin 13 8 7 14 -- 42 Lejeune 6 15 6 8 -- 35 First quarter ND -- Royal 29 run (Jaimes kick) ND -- Royal 83 kick return (kick failed) Second quarter ND -- Royal 7 run (Goodman...

Rebels rally late, down Lejeune 42-35

JACKSONVILLE -- North Duplin overcame a fourth-quarter deficit and rallied past Lejeune 42-35 on Friday night. With his team down 35-28 and just eight minutes left in the game, Rebels' quarterback Tyler Royal broke free for a game-tying 43-yard touchdown...

North Duplin slips past Ayden-Grifton in tennis

MOUNT OLIVE -- North Duplin's third-seeded tandem of Casey Thornton-Hannah Smith triumphed in tiebreaker and helped cap a come-from-behind, 5-4 win over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton at the John Neal Walker Tennis Complex. The Rebels trailed the Chargers 4-2...

Friday's NC prep football scores

Albemarle 27, West Montgomery 10 Alexander Central 28, Newton Foard 14 Alleghany County 28, East Bend Forbush 7 Anson County 27, East Columbus 20 Apex Middle Creek 31, Cary 24 Arden Christ School 10, Concord First Assembly 0 Asheville 34,...

Bernsdorf posts six saves in MOC's double-OT scoreless draw

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College freshman keeper Nick Bernsdorf recorded his second consecutive shutout in the net, and helped preserve a 0-0, double-overtime draw against Erskine (S.C.) College on Saturday evening. Bernsdorf notched six saves for the Trojans...

James Kenan stays unbeaten in Tri-County 1-A play

NEWTON GROVE -- No. 2-ranked James Kenan used stout defense and a big-play passing game to take down Tri-County 1-A Conference rival Hobbton 28-0 on Friday night. The Tigers scored one touchdown in each quarter. Quarterback Dominique Barnes was perfect...

James Kenan-Hobbton box

James Kenan 7 7 7 7 -- 28 Hobbton 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter JK -- Sutton 64 pass from Barnes (Hernandez kick) Second quarter JK -- Sutton 40 pass from Barnes (Hernandez kick) Third quarter JK...

Goldsboro-Red Springs box

Red Springs 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Goldsboro 0 13 14 7 -- 34 Second quarter G -- Malette 8 run (McCoy kick), 7:04 RS -- Brown 20 pass from Greene (Bannick kick), 0:45.9 G -- Alston 75 pass...

Goldsboro defense shuts down No. 10-ranked Red Springs

Memories leave a lasting effect, especially when the opposing team prevails on a last-second field goal. Goldsboro didn't forget that loss to Red Springs a year ago. And the Cougars exacted revenge in dominating fashion at Cougar Stadium on Friday...

North Pitt beats EPC rival Greene Central

BETHEL -- North Pitt jumped out to a 28-6 halftime lead and never looked back in a 42-20 win over Eastern Plains 2-A Conference rival Greene Central on Friday night. Kurtis Braswell and Austin Batchelor each provided a rushing touchdown...

Jones hits good shot, but sails high over the pin

Mike Jones took a couple of practice swings. He walked to the golf cart, pulled out a hybrid club and waited for the group ahead of him to finish on No. 9. A few seconds later, Jones took a another...

Cleveland shuts out Eastern Wayne

CLAYTON -- Cleveland had all the fun on Friday night en route to a 69-0 win over Eastern Wayne on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference football scene. The Rams rolled to 55 points in the first half and tallied 558...

Cleveland-Eastern Wayne box

Eastern Wayne 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Cleveland 27 28 7 7 -- 69 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Eastern Wayne -- Craig Smith 2-5; Chris Allen 4-5; Dayshawn Pridgen 1-0; Lavoris Vick 6-(minus 3); Mitch Pike 3-(minus 8). PASSING...

Friday, September 21, 2012

Spring Creek avenges loss to county foe

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek recorded just one shot on goal in the second half on Thursday evening. It proved to be a big one. Otto Binar scored the go-ahead goal in stoppage time and the Gators slipped past Southern...

Rosewood sweeps N. Duplin

Rosewood picked the perfect time to shake off its recent serving woes. The Eagles reeled off 22 aces during the fifth installment of their "Serving Up a Cure" series with Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin. Junior Ellen Morgan delivered...

County foes go scoreless until last 10 minutes

PIKEVILLE -- For 70 minutes Rosewood and Charles B. Aycock played tactical, defensive, boring soccer. The final 10 minutes proved to be a free-for-all. C.B. Aycock scored two late goals and held off Rosewood 2-1 on Thursday night at Hardy...

Oakwood spikers defeat Wayne Country Day

Wayne Country Day endured a 25-21, 25-11, 25-11 loss to Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Oakwood on Thursday. Rachel Uzzell distributed nine assists for the Chargers. Sarah Crooks provided seven digs. Hannah Pearson contributed eight kills and Jessica Zhou...

Triton sweeps regular-season series from CBA

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock fell to Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Triton 27-25, 19-25, 25-18, 27-25 on Thursday evening. Madison Mercer finished with 12 kills for the Golden Falcons. Meredith Burroughs had eight kills. Aycock (6-6 overall, 4-3 ECC)...

Princeton stays unbeaten in Carolina 1-A play

AYDEN -- Princeton earned a 25-18, 25-14, 25-13 win Thursday evening at Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Ayden-Grifton. Taylor Carroll finished with 10 kills for the Bulldogs. Kasey Edwards, Tori Paul and Amber Hill each tallied seven kills. Princeton plays host...

Spring Creek stops Goldsboro in 4 sets

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek defeated Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro 26-24, 20-25, 25-10, 25-22 on Thursday evening. Olivia Martinez led the Gators with nine kills. Daisy Martinez added five aces and three kills. Sarah Ford distributed 11 assists. Brandy...

Trio scores in WCDS road win

FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Country Day erupted for four second-half goals in a 5-0 win at Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Freedom Christian on Thursday. Jacob Magera scored off Thomas Kierski's assist in the opening half. The Chargers benefited from...

Saints defeat Cleveland twice

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne earned two 6-2 wins over Cleveland on Thursday afternoon. The Saints and Rams resumed a match that began Aug. 28 and played their-regularly scheduled match. Taylor Davis, Mollianne Kennedy, Hope Rose and Claire Kennedy each finished...

Greenfield trips up Wayne Christian

WILSON -- Wayne Christian came up just short in a 5-4 loss to Greenfield at Barton College on Thursday afternoon. Brooke Barfield, Taylor Willman and Elizabeth Sutton each contributed a singles victory for the Eagles. The doubles team of Barfield-Willman...

Golden Falcons take two from S. Johnston

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock earned a pair of 9-0 victories over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe South Johnston on Thursday. The Golden Falcons and Trojans finished a match that began Aug. 28 and played their regularly-scheduled match. Ashton Walker,...

Chargers net win over Ridgecroft

Wayne Country Day posted shutouts in five of six singles matches and dispatched Ahoskie Ridgecroft, 9-0, on Thursday afternoon. Gianna Democko, Sarah Best, Mollie Catherine McDonald, Meredith Roethling and Margaux Pope each claimed an 8-0 pro-set win. Fifth-seeded Abbey Pope...

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Golden Falcons take two from South Johnston

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock earned a pair of 9-0 victories over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe South Johnston on Thursday. The Golden Falcons and Trojans finished a match that began Aug. 28 and played their regularly-scheduled match. Ashton Walker,...

Chargers net victory over Ridgecroft

Wayne Country Day posted shutouts in five of six singles matches and dispatched Ahoskie Ridgecroft, 9-0, on Thursday afternoon. Gianna Democko, Sarah Best, Mollie Catherine McDonald, Meredith Roethling and Margaux Pope each claimed an 8-0 pro-set win. Fifth-seeded Abbey Pope...

Allan scores Trojans' game-winning goal

MOC Sports Information MISENHEIMER -- Mount Olive freshman Craig Allan was in the right place at the right time for his first collegiate goal Thursday afternoon. Allan re-directed a loose ball in front of the net five minutes into overtime...

JV football: Eastern Wayne 26, Cleveland 24

Eastern Wayne quarterback K.K. Best scored the go-ahead touchdown with fewer than two minutes to play and the Warriors hung on to defeat Cleveland 26-24 on Thursday evening at Little Big Horn. Best finished with 121 yards on the...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. North Duplin 25-15, 25-21 -- Callie Thornton paced the Eagles (13-1 overall, 3-0 CC) with six kills. Kayla Hardee had five assists. * Volleyball: Spring Creek d. Goldsboro 20-25, 25-15, 25-12 -- Lexi...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Another tie for Aycock, Spring Creek on soccer pitch

PIKEVILLE -- Rarely does a tie feel like anything other than a draw. Charles B. Aycock and Spring Creek would tell you otherwise. The Gators rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit and largely dictated play in the final 40 minutes...

Golden Falcons sweep Saints in volleyball

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock rolled to a three-set victory over Southern Wayne 25-10, 25-9, 25-13 on Wednesday night. Courtney Warner led the Golden Falcons with eight kills. Meredith Burroughs added five kills in the win. C.B. Aycock (6-5 overall,...

Saints notch first win of 2012 on golf links

WILSON -- Southern Wayne earned its first golf victory of the season on Wednesday afternoon at Wedgewood Country Club. The Saints carded a 166 team total and bested Wilson Beddingfield. Macie Weeks led Southern Wayne with a round of 53....

Golden Falcons double up Greenfield

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock collected two doubles points and turned back perennial Class 1-A independent power Greenfield, 6-3, on Wednesday afternoon. The No. 1 tandem of Ashton Walker-Katie Gurley steamrolled the Knights' Courtney Williams-Hannah Ferrell 8-1. The No. 2...

Eastern Wayne hammers out 8-1 decision over Cleveland

League-leading Eastern Wayne rolled past Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent Cleveland for an 8-1 tennis victory on Wednesday afternoon. Faith Sutton, Blake Govan, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove and Brittney Brinson each claimed a point during singles play for the Warriors....

Rosewood soars past Neuse Charter

SMITHFIELD -- Rosewood jumped out to an early lead and never trailed in a 6-1 win over Neuse Charter on Wednesday. Reed Howell scored two goals to lead the Rosewood attack. Jaz Verceles-Zara added a goal and an assist. Jyonte...

Saints shut out Hawks, 1-0

La GRANGE -- Southern Wayne scored in the 25th minute and its defense preserved a 1-0 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir at Bullock Field on Wednesday evening. The Saints' Anuar Ramirez pushed through a header after...

James Kenan reserves getting the job done

Early-season injuries haven't bothered James Kenan this season. An open week helped heal the bumps and bruises, and the coaching staff promoted a few JV players to compensate for absences -- particularly on the offensive line. Senior lineman Jaylan Williams,...

Carolina 1-A cross country results

MOUNT OLIVE -- Results from the second Carolina 1-A Conference boys' and girls' cross country meet contested Wednesday afternoon at Mount Olive College. EDITOR'S NOTE: Midway also competed in the meet since, but does not count in the conference standings....

Coor, Collins keep steady pace in Carolina 1-A cross country meet

MOUNT OLIVE -- Just keep the pace. The simple mantra proved beneficial for a pair of sophomores Wednesday afternoon. Spring Creek's Allen Coor and Goldsboro's Grayson Collins emerged the top boys' and girls' runner among Carolina 1-A Conference schools during...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Volleyball: Epiphany d. Wayne Country Day 25-19, 25-20 -- Tiffany Larsen finished with four aces for the Chargers. Olivia Dively had three aces and Cheyenne Canuette added two aces. WCDS (1-9 overall, 0-4 CPIC) faces Oakwood...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Walnut Creek LGA * Rain washed out weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links Tuesday afternoon. A few days earlier, Charlotte Campbell captured second low gross in fourth flight during an East Carolina Ladies Golf Association tournament at...

Rosewood seeking consistency on gridiron

How did we get here? is a simple question that coaches often ask themselves at the midpoint of the season. The quandary may be more baffling than in previous seasons for Rosewood head football coach Robert Britt. The Eagles are...

Balderas hands out 4 assists in Dogs' win

PRINCETON -- Oliver Balderas handed out four assists and keeper Will Toler logged the shutout between the pipes in Princeton's 5-0 triumph over Neuse Charter. Balderas assisted on goals by Marcos Gonzales, Bradley Barnes, Nathan Woodard and Zeke Whitley....

Wayne Christian spikers fall to Cresset

Wayne Christian was defeated by Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Cresset Christian 25-15, 25-21, 25-21 on Tuesday evening. Katie Isenhower paced the Eagles with seven aces and three kills. Katie Caviness provided four kills and two aces. Kelsey Kornegay had...

Epiphany defeats WCDS in volleyball

Epiphany dealt Wayne Country Day a 23-25, 30-28, 25-13, 25-19 loss in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Rachel Uzzell distributed 28 assists for the Chargers to go with seven digs. Sarah Crooks supplied 12 kills and nine...

Wayne Christian boys take 4-team meet

SANFORD -- Wayne Christian runners claimed seven of the top nine spots and posted a near-perfect score during a four-team boys' meet hosted by Grace Christian. Connor Jones ran a meet-winning time of 17 minutes, 59 seconds for the...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Preps digest: JV, middle school, youth sports

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Wilson Fike 29-27, 25-8 -- Jordan Martens finished with a team-high seven assists. Lexi Mercer tallied five kills and four digs. Rosewood improved to 12-1 overall. Middle schools * Soccer: Wayne Christian 8,...

Goldsboro Municipal GC hosting epic challenge

Need some quick cash? Got good golf skills? Grab your clubs and head on out to Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Thursday. The First Tee of Eastern North Carolina is sponsoring a three-day, hole-in-one challenge that will pay the winner...

Rosewood drops 5-set affair against Fike

Rosewood rallied from a two-set deficit, but could not complete the comeback in a 25-20, 25-13, 21-25, 18-25, 15-9 loss to Wilson Fike on Monday night. Ellen Morgan led the Eagles with 11 kills. Scout Anderson tallied 11 assists and...

Hawks shut down Rams in soccer

SNOW HILL -- North Lenoir jumped on top early and made the lead last in a 3-0 win over Greene Central on Monday night. Oscar Avila scored two goals for the Hawks. Justin Shimer added the third North Lenoir goal....

Simmons, Aycock take ECC golf meet

FOUR OAKS -- Tara Simmons earned medalist honors with a 2-under par 34 and helped lead Charles B. Aycock to victory during an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet contested at Reedy Creek Country Club on Monday afternoon. Madison Aycock posted...

Rain suspends Wayne Christian-WCDS match

Rain suspended the rematch between county archrivals Wayne Country Day and Wayne Christian on the Wayne Community College courts Monday afternoon. All six singles were in progress when a storm rendered court conditions unplayable. A make-up date has not been...

CBA blanks North Lenoir in tennis

KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock rolled past North Lenoir 9-0 on Monday night. Ashton Walker, Katie Gurley, Rachel Jackson, Kimber Pender, Cassie Belom and Cassidy Coerver each claimed a singles point for the Golden Falcons. The tandems of Payton Anders-Jackson,...

Eastern Wayne stays perfect on ECC tennis scene

ERWIN -- Eastern Wayne claimed four points in singles play and rolled to a 6-3 win over Triton in the completion of a suspended match Monday afternoon. Savannah Sutton, McKenna Dove, Brittney Brinson and Debbie Mitchell each won their respective...

O'Hara shoots opening-round 75

MOC Sports Information KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Mount Olive junior Mark O'Hara fired an opening-round 75 and trails the leader by nine strokes at the Kiawah Island Invitational. O'Hara was one of three Trojans to break 80, joining teammates David...

Aycock grabs early lead, Warriors rally late

Charles B. Aycock jumped on top in the first half. Eastern Wayne rallied in the second. When the smoke cleared at Little Big Horn on Monday night, the Golden Falcons walked off with a 3-2 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference victory....

Carter Capps recognized by Baseball America

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Former Mount Olive College standout Carter Capps has been named a first-team All-Star by Baseball America. Capps set almost every MOC pitching record before heading to the minors after his junior season. The Lenoir...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Chargers log 1-1 record at Cobb Classic

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day suffered its first loss of the season, but bounced back later in the weekend to post a 1-1 record during the third annual Alice Memorial Classic contested at the Barton College Tennis Complex. The...

Prep football notebook: Cougars' defense answers challenge

For the second week in a row Goldsboro's defense was asked to play sound assignment football against an option offense. The Cougars have answered the bell in back-to-back weeks. Goldsboro's defense held Southern Wayne's Wing-T offense to 170 yards...

Erskine sweeps MOC in volleyball

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Carly White pounded out 12 kills, but Mount Olive College endured a 25-23, 25-20, 25-18 loss to Erskine (S.C.) College in a Conference Carolinas women's volleyball match Saturday. It was the Trojans' first defeat...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association news

Teresa Shearin emerged the Club Champion during the two-day Lane Tree Golf Club Championship contested this past weekend. Shearin also won first gross. Nan Jarrell claimed second gross. Novella Zambelli and Debbie Edgerton won first and second low net,...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Local preps digest

Girls' tennis Wayne Christian goes 2-0 * WILSON -- Wayne Christian swept the singles and doubles courts during a 9-0 triumph over Oakwood during day two of the third annual Alice Cobb Memorial Tennis Classic contested at Barton College. The...

Rosewood-Lejeune box

Lejeune 7 0 20 14 -- 41 Rosewood 8 7 0 0 -- 15 First quarter L -- Richardson 33 run (Johnson kick), 10:57 R -- Davis 16 run (Davis pass from Sasser), 0:42 Second quarter R -- Davis 70...

Richardson runs rampant for Lejeune

Jamaz Richardson played one of the best games in the state this season on Friday night. Unfortunately for Rosewood, Richardson is the starting tailback for Lejeune. Richardson tallied 400 yards of total offense by himself and the Devilpups rallied for...

Princeton-E. Carteret box

Princeton 0 8 0 8 -- 16 East Carteret 7 0 8 0 -- 15 Second quarter P -- McDougald 76 pass from Wooten (Allen pass from R. Woodard) Fourth quarter P -- McDougald 9 run (Wooten run) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS...

Prep football digest

BEAUFORT -- Princeton answered the adversity. And Derrick Minor claimed his first-ever victory as a head coach. Kameron McDougald hauled in a touchdown pass and rushed for another score in Princeton's 16-15 triumph over East Carteret on Friday evening....

North Duplin-Dixon box

Dixon 0 12 6 6 -- 24 North Duplin 7 14 0 7 -- 28 First quarter ND -- Mora 14 run (Jaimes kick) Second quarter ND -- Mora 9 run (Jaimes kick), 6:57 ND -- Royal 97 kickoff return...

Trojans defeat conference foe King

MOC SPORTS INFORMATION MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive raced out to a 4-0 lead, then held off a late rally by King to win its first contest of the season 4-2 Saturday afternoon at Amon Field. Aldo Del Valle, John...

Defense, special teams spark James Kenan

WARSAW -- James Kenan head football coach Ken Avent Jr. had been barking in practice all week about winning the turnover battle every Friday night this fall. The message didn't fall on deaf ears. On a night when its patchwork...

James Kenan-Union box

Union 6 0 0 0 -- 6 James Kenan 7 6 25 6 -- 44 First quarter U -- Hall 12 pass from Garcia (kick failed), 8:31 JK -- Sutton 85 kickoff return (Villobos kick), 8:16 Second quarter JK --...

Goldsboro-Southern Wayne box

Goldsboro 14 9 7 7 -- 37 Southern Wayne 0 0 0 14 -- 14 First quarter G -- Malette 19 run (Odom kick failed), 6:36 G -- Malette 45 run (Best pass from Murphy), 2:12 Second quarter G --...

Malette leads Cougars' ground attack

DUDLEY -- The doubts surrounding Goldsboro's ability to run the football had grown from whispers to blatant skepticism in recent weeks. Rasheed Malette personally silenced every last one of the Cougars' critics for good on Friday night, and that was...

Friday's NC prep scores

Albemarle 47, Chatham Central 14 Alexander Central 41, Hickory St. Stephens 0 Apex Middle Creek 21, Lee County 19 Arden Christ School 47, Rabun Gap-Nachoochee, Ga. 0 Asheboro 37, Trinity 6 Asheville Reynolds 24, Asheville Erwin 20 Asheville Roberson 46,...

CBA-Triton box

C.B. Aycock 7 7 0 0 -- 14 Triton 7 0 14 8 -- 29 First quarter CBA -- Clark 18 run (Harrison PAT) Second quarter CBA -- Clark 27 run (Harrison PAT) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- C.B. Aycock --...

Beddingfield-Greene Central box

Beddingfield 21 21 0 6 -- 48 Greene Central 6 6 0 8 -- 20 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Greene Central -- Austin Batchelor 4-16; Kurtis Braswell 5-3; Ronshon Bullock 5-25; Akeem Bynum 9-68; Curtez Braswell 1-(minus 1); Jamar Jones...

Friday, September 14, 2012

Saints hand Gators first loss of 2012

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne picked up its second win over a county rival in as many days with a 3-1 triumph over Spring Creek on Thursday night at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex. The Saints claimed a 7-2 win over...

JV football: S. Johnston slips past E. Wayne

South Johnston hung on for a 21-20 win over Eastern Wayne at Little Big Horn on Thursday evening. K.K. Best led the Warriors with 190 yards rushing on 26 carries with three touchdowns. Best also had 40 yards receiving. Antonio...

JV football: Saints cruise past Cougars

Xavier Pearsall rushed for 322 yards and two touchdowns and Southern Wayne rolled to a 42-20 win Thursday night at Goldsboro. Pearsall scored on touchdown runs of 50 and 45 yards. He has rushed for 660 yards and six touchdowns...

Greene Central falls to EPC foe Beddingfield

WILSON -- Greene Central tallied 21 kills and five aces during a 25-20, 25-10, 21-25, 25-18 loss at Eastern Plains 2-A Conference member Wilson Beddingfield on Thursday....

Freedom Christian keeps WCDS winless in CPIC

FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Country Day suffered a 25-19, 25-16, 25-8 loss on Thursday evening at Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Freedom Christian. Rachel Uzzell distributed 10 assists for the Chargers to go with four digs. Sarah Crooks added five...

Princeton knocks off N. Duplin spikers

PRINCETON -- Princeton needed just three sets to knock off Carolina 1-A Conference opponent North Duplin in a 25-21, 25-4, 25-16 win on Thursday evening. Amber Hill paced the Bulldogs with eight kills and two aces. Tori Paul provided five...

Rosewood sweeps Goldsboro

Rosewood picked up a 25-17, 25-18, 25-15 win at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro on Thursday evening. Scout Anderson handed out nine assists for the Eagles. Anna Ingram supplied six assists and five kills. Lexi Mercer had five kills and...

Spring Creek netters turn back North Duplin

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek slipped past North Duplin 5-4 in Carolina 1-A Conference play on Thursday. Emily Daniel, Anna Haggerty, Tara Davis and Cassidy Goff each contributed a singles point for the Gators. Daniel-Haggerty also won at No. 1...

ECC leader Eastern Wayne blanks South Johnston

Eastern Wayne blanked Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe South Johnston 9-0 on Thursday afternoon. Savannah Sutton, Faith Sutton, Grace Delbridge, Blake Govan, McKenna Dove and Cameron Dove each earned a singles win for the Warriors. The doubles teams of Sutton-Sutton,...

CBA girls' tennis wins pivotal ECC match

PIKEVILLE -- A good bounce back. And revenge, too. Coming off a one-point loss to an archrival 24 hours earlier, Charles B. Aycock knocked off Triton, 7-2, in a pivotal Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference match Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons...

Northwood (Fla.) shuts out MOC men

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College goalkeeper Kyle Lavender recorded eight saves in his first start of the season, but Northwood (Fla.) erupted for two scores within a six-minute stretch and claimed a 2-0 victory at Amon...

Plenty of incentives for Cougars, Saints

Coaches from Goldsboro and Southern Wayne don't have to search too hard to find incentives for tonight's county clash in Dudley. The Saints have won the last two meetings and seven of 10 overall against the Cougars since 2002. They...

Goldsboro-AG tennis box

Thursday's match Goldsboro 8 Ayden-Grifton 1 Singles: No. 1 Jessica Calvert (G) d. Cindy Avalos 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 Randa Boykin (G) d. Arianna Savoie 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 Cassidy Morris (G) d. Eva Mewborn 2-6, 6-3, 12-10; No. 4...

Goldsboro stays perfect in girls' tennis

Consistency. Depth. No personal glory. That's how Susan Randolph describes the latest edition of the Goldsboro High girls' tennis team. And she wouldn't have it any other way. The blue-collar Cougars remained unbeaten with an 8-1 victory over Carolina 1-A...

Preps digest: JV, middle school and youth sports roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Goldsboro 25-14, 25-9 -- Jordan Martens provided nine assists and three aces for the Eagles (11-1 overall, 2-0 CC). Lexi Mercer contributed five kills and three blocks. Kayla Hardee had six aces and...

Warriors' Pike taking ownership of team

Each time Eastern Wayne quarterback Mitch Pike stepped off the field last Friday evening, he searched for his offensive linemen. Once he found them, he either slapped them on the shoulder or gave them a fist tap as they drank...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Preps digest: JV roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: C.B. Aycock d. Goldsboro 25-17, 25-17 -- Celeste Davis led the Golden Falcons with seven kills. Maddy Jar finished with two kills for the Cougars. C.B. Aycock improved to 2-8 overall....

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Mary Morris and Evelyn Rose shared low putts during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Faye Franklin claimed low gross. Charlotte Campbell won low net....

Despite early-season hard luck, Minor knows hard work will pay off for Bulldogs

Through the first four games of Derrick Minor's tenure as head coach, Princeton has been painfully close to tasting victory three different times. Minor remains adamant that the Bulldogs' hard work will ultimately be rewarded. Three of Princeton's four losses...

Neuse River Youth Football League results

12-Under * Mount Olive 33, Spring Creek 7 -- Deandre Wright rushed for two touchdowns and Darion Leach added a TD run. Aryc Chrisman led the defense with six tackles. Josh McClain and Kejuan Leary recorded five tackles apiece....

Princeton shuts out Neuse Charter

SMITHFIELD -- Princeton got goals from four different players and bested Neuse Charter 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon. Oliver Balderas, Jose Morales, Marcos Gonzales and Nick Phillips each scored for the Bulldogs. Alan Fader, Josh Boykin and Gonzales each tallied an...

Greene Central, Tarboro battle to 1-1 draw

TARBORO -- A goal in the final seconds of regulation allowed Tarboro to escape with a 1-1 tie against Greene Central in an Eastern Plains 2-A Conference match Wednesday night. Alexis Infante scored the Rams' lone goal off of an...

Pate notches hat trick for Goldsboro

Goldsboro overcame a slow start and rallied past Nash Central 4-2 on Wednesday night. Damon Pate led the Cougars' offense with three goals, all in the second half. Peterson Innocent added the fourth Goldsboro goal. Goldsboro (2-6-0 overall) opens its...

Saints' Benitez has hot foot against Warriors

Southern Wayne's fast-paced offense proved to be too much for Eastern Wayne to handle in a 7-2 victory at Little Big Horn on Wednesday night. Cesar Benitez scored six goals in the win. Jesus Mendoza added the only other Saints'...

Burroughs delivers 9 kills in CBA road win

Charles B. Aycock got off to a hot start and never looked back in a 25-9, 25-16, 25-10 win over Goldsboro on Wednesday afternoon. Meredith Burroughs led the Golden Falcons with nine kills. Madison Mercer added eight kills and Reagan...

Wayne Christian trips up CCC power Crossroads Christian

HENDERSON -- Wayne Christian played its best match of the season and upended two-time defending Carolina Christian 1-A Conference champion Crossroads Christian 27-25, 25-23, 25-23 on Wednesday afternoon. Katie Isenhower paced the Eagles with 10 aces and eight kills. Katie...

Trojan soccer teams have rough day

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College men's and women's soccer teams endured a pair of tough non-conference outings Wednesday evening. Cody Farrior collected the "golden goal" 32 seconds into the first overtime and Peach Belt Conference...

Warriors' experience pays off in doubles play

Experience proved critical for Eastern Wayne during its most important -- and most intense -- tennis match of the young season Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors needed every ounce of it. The No. 2 doubles of Grace Delbridge-Blake Govan claimed the...

Eastern Wayne-CBA girls' tennis box

Eastern Wayne 5 C.B. Aycock 4 Singles: No. 1 Ashton Walker (CBA) d. Savannah Sutton 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 Faith Sutton (EW) d. Katie Gurley 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 Rachel Jackson (CBA) d. Grace Delbridge 6-1, 6-4; No. 4 Blake...

Alexander, Akers among area's top runners in meet

The Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference cross country season began on Wednesday at Eastern Wayne with four teams taking to the course. The team that had the best day was not a member of the ECC. Non-conference invitee Epiphany claimed first...

Cleveland nips Aycock, 2-1, in ECC soccer

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's stretch of three games in three days is finally over. The Golden Falcons' quest for offensive consistency is a work in progress. Aycock got its offense going in the second half, but could not produce...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Preps digest: JV, middle school roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Ayden-Grifton 25-22, 25-14 -- Callie Thornton recorded two kills, a dig and an ace for the Eagles (10-1, 1-0 CC). Jordan Martens added two assists. * Volleyball: Goldsboro d. North Duplin 25-17, 25-21...

Bye week is blessing for Spring Creek

Love it or hate it, the bye week eventually comes for every high school football team. Having a Friday night to spend away from the field can be a blessing for teams looking to shake off a rough start or...

Russell Stephens officially named new boys' basketball coach at Goldsboro High

The decision made sense to Russell Stephens. It was a head scratcher to others. Stephens announced his resignation from Southern Wayne in mid-summer and was finally approved as the new head varsity boys' basketball coach at Goldsboro High during the...

Princeton sweeps Spring Creek in volleyball

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Princeton head volleyball coach Paige Renfrow wasn't too concerned with style points Tuesday afternoon. She was just happy with an "ugly win." Sophomore backup setter Charley Cox handed out 31 assists for the Bulldogs, who knocked off...

Wayne Christian boys take five-team cross country meet

Wayne Christian's boys placed four runners in the top five finishers and claimed first place in a five-team meet Tuesday afternoon at Waynesborough Park. The Eagles' Connor Jones finished first with a time of 18 minutes, 32 seconds. Teammate Spencer...

Greenfield shuts down WCDS in soccer

Wayne Country Day endured a 4-0 loss against Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference nemesis Greenfield on Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers visit Oakwood on Friday....

Easom notches hat trick for Wayne Christian

HENDERSON -- Chris Easom scored three goals and Wayne Christian cruised to a 7-0 win over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Crossroads Christian on Thursday. Easom and Austin Howell both scored off corner kicks by Baron Wise in the first...

Baird, Hawks shut out Cougars in soccer

North Lenoir completed a regular-season sweep of Goldsboro with a 6-0 win on Tuesday night. Oscar Avila scored three goals for the Hawks. Doerico Sutton supplied two goals and Michael Allred also scored. Kevin Robinson, Justin Shimer and Caleb Baird...

Greene Central picks up first EPC volleyball win of season

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central turned back Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe Tarboro 25-14, 25-22, 28-26 on Tuesday evening. Kaitlyn Napier finished with nine kills and seven aces for the Rams. Courtney Phillips supplied five kills and five aces. Greene...

Chargers dealt second straight CPIC setback

NEW BERN -- Epiphany handed Wayne Country Day a 25-20, 25-12, 25-14 loss in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference match Tuesday evening. Rachel Uzzell tallied 13 assists for the Chargers. Sarah Crooks had eight kills and four digs. Hannah...

North Duplin slips past Goldsboro on volleyball court

North Duplin survived a five-set thriller and picked up a 25-22, 23-25, 30-28, 21-25, 15-8 win Tuesday evening at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro. Alexus Davis provided six kills and four aces for the Cougars. Brandy Johnson added five kills...

Rosewood cruises past A-G in volleyball

Rosewood opened Carolina 1-A Conference play with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-12 win over Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday evening. Anna Ingram led the Eagles with three assists, two kills, a service ace and a block. Crystal Allen and Samantha Allen both supplied...

Goldsboro hands Spring Creek first league defeat of season

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Goldsboro defeated Carolina 1-A Conference foe Spring Creek 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon. Cassidy Morris, Davis Houtzer, Sidney Cox and Cayce Hoggard each collected a singles victory for the Cougars. The doubles teams of Randa Boykin-Hoggard and Houtzer-Cox...

Trojans' Gore finishes 3rd at CenturyLink Invitational

MOC Sports Information Mount Olive junior Dalton Gore fired a 1-under-par 71 on Tuesday and finished third overall during the CenturyLink Invitational contested at Lane Tree Golf Club. Gore moved up three spots and his second-round score was second only...

Rosewood blanks C.B. Aycock, 1-0, in soccer

Eddie Maldonado could not remember the last time Rosewood defeated Charles B. Aycock in boys' soccer. Maldonado's memory got a lot clearer on Tuesday night. Thanh Truong scored the game's only goal and the Eagles hung on for a 1-0...

C.B. Aycock cranks out 3-set win over EW in volleyball

Charles B. Aycock simply survived the first set. The Golden Falcons dominated the final two and escaped Eastern Wayne with a 30-28, 25-15, 25-18 victory on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference volleyball scene on Tuesday night. "Eastern Wayne came out...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Preps digest: JV, middle school roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Union 25-15, 16-25, 25-21 -- Ciera Satterfield led the Eagles with four aces and two digs. Emily Brock finished with four assists and Danielle Fail tallied two aces for Rosewood (9-1 overall). Middle...

Binar notches four goals in Gators' win at EW

Otto Binar did the work in the opening 40 minutes. His defense helped preserve the win late. Binar scored four goals and Spring Creek earned a 4-2 win Monday evening at Eastern Wayne. The Gators fed passes from the midfield...

Rosewood sweeps Union in volleyball

CLINTON -- Rosewood steamrolled Union 25-12, 25-9, 25-17 on Monday night. Anna Ingram led the Eagles' with two kills and four blocks. Heather Lancaster finished with a team-high four kills. Hayley Mercer dished out four assists. Rosewood (7-3 overall) plays...

CBA soccer team drops first match of 2012

FOUR OAKS -- South Johnston scored three goals in the second half and rallied past C.B. Aycock 4-2 on Monday night. Juan Pina scored both goals for the Golden Falcons, including a penalty kick in the 34th minute. Brandon Merritt...

Rams top SWE in EPC soccer match

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central held off a spirited effort by SouthWest Edgecombe for a 3-2 victory on Monday night. Alex Firme, Miguel Rubio and Hugo Sanchez each scored one goal for the Rams. Leo Martinez finished with two saves...

Chargers turn back Faith-RM on tennis courts

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Country Day won the final doubles point and escaped with a 5-4 win over Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Monday afternoon. Gianna Democko, Sarah Best and Meredith Roethling each won their respective singles match for...

Princeton's Balderas notches hat trick

PRINCETON -- East Wake Academy never found an answer for the high-octane Princeton offense as the Bulldogs rolled to a 4-0 victory on Monday night. Oliver Balderas recorded a hat trick (three goals) for Princeton. Jose Morales capped the scoring...

Wayne Christian picks up CCC tennis win

Wayne Christian won five of six singles points and rolled past Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Crossroads Christian 8-1 on Monday afternoon. Taylor Willman, Elizabeth Sutton, Ally Willman, Carla Benton and Emily Wells each won their respective singles match for...

Aycock nets ECC tennis win at Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Defending Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference champion Charles B. Aycock handed Southern Wayne a 9-0 loss on Monday afternoon. Top-seeded Ashton Walker and second-seeded Katie Gurley each improved to 9-0 with shutout decisions in singles play. Teammates Rachel Jackson,...

Simmons powers Aycock in ECC golf match

DUDLEY -- South Johnston head coach Daniel Benson said it best as Charles B. Aycock standout Tara Simmons handed in her scorecard. "That 37 is going to be hard to beat," Benson said. Indeed it was. Simmons finished with a...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Prep football notebook: Cougars' Murphy says he 'could have played better' against Aycock

Despite throwing for 162 yards and two touchdowns in a 14-7 win on Friday night at Charles B. Aycock, Goldsboro quarterback Julius Murphy insisted he could have done more. The Cougars failed to score on seven second-half possessions and...

Prep JV football: Cougars ground Golden Falcons

Nashir Bowden threw for 128 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-point victory at Cougar Stadium. Eric Bufkin hauled in three TD receptions, while Taylin Davis caught the other score. Davis added a rushing touchdown. Jamal Gaddy returned a kickoff...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association news

Teresa Shearin seized game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Shearin also shared low gross (79) with Rhonda Williams. Williams secured low net. Mary Ann Sutton took low putts....

Limestone (S.C.) takes soccer twinbill at Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two hard-luck losses. Jack Bailey scored in the 86th minute and lifted Limestone (S.C.) College to a 2-1 victory over the Mount Olive College men's soccer team at Amon Field on Saturday afternoon. Gabriella Reid connected...

Wayne Country Day wins pivotal tiebreakers

Unbeaten Wayne Country Day claimed three tiebreakers in singles play and captured a tense, non-conference victory over Wayne Christian on the Wayne Community College courts. Fourth-seeded Meredith Roethling bounced back from a second-set loss to defeat the Eagles' Ally Willman...

Wayne Christian's Jones emerges top runner

Connor Jones bested the competition by nearly three minutes and helped Wayne Christian claim a four-team, non-conference meet. Jones ran his home course in 17 minutes, 34 seconds, while Wilson Christian's Nich Rose took second in 20:29. The Eagles' Spencer...

Saturday, September 8, 2012

WCDS drops Freedom soccer

Three quick strikes in a 31/2-minute span. And Wayne Country Day's offense didn't stop from there. Senior Cody Neal logged four goals, while Ramel Carpenter dished out three assists and provided one goal in an 8-2 romp over Freedom Christian...

Spring Creek-East Carteret box

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Spring Creek -- Terrel Johnson 24-102; DeVante Faison 15-98, TD; Jesus Briones 4-13. PASSING -- Spring Creek -- Faison 3-7-2, 20. RECEIVING -- Spring Creek -- Jesus Briones 2-12; Rodney Lanier 1-8....

Rosewood-North Stokes box

Rosewood 6 7 0 6 -- 19 North Stokes 8 6 13 7 -- 34 First quarter NS -- Hopkins 15 pass from Wood (Wood run); 6:42 RHS -- Tyndall 29 pass from Sasser (run failed) 2:32 Second quarter RHS...

Princeton-North Johnston box

North Johnston 7 0 0 21 -- 28 Princeton 14 7 0 0 -- 28 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Princeton -- Johnny Frazier 28-210; 2 TDs; Michael Wooten 6-60, TD; Michael Wooten 6-60; Kameron McDougald 3-18. PASSING -- Princeton --...

N. Duplin crushes Hobbton

CALYPSO -- North Duplin honored its 1972 state championship team at halftime of its game against Hobbton on Friday night at H.E. Grubbs Field. The 2012 Rebels did their predecessors proud the rest of the evening. North Duplin rolled to...

N. Duplin-Hobbton box

Hobbton 0 0 7 0 -- 7 North Duplin 7 21 14 0 -- 42 First quarter ND -- Mora 8 run (Jaimes kick), 8:50 Second quarter ND -- Royal 30 run (Jaimes kick), 9:46 ND -- Mora 3 run...

NC prep football scores

Anson County 34, Chesterfield, S.C. 27 Arendell-Parrott Academy 30, Rocky Mount Academy 20 Ashe County 41, Elkin 34 Asheville 49, Q Foundation 0 Asheville Erwin 38, R-S Central 15 Asheville Reynolds 48, Canton Pisgah 17 Asheville Roberson 28, Shelby Crest...

Goldsboro holds off C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- A pair of turnovers left Charles B. Aycock walking wounded on Friday night. The third giveaway put the nail in the coffin. Goldsboro took advantage of three Golden Falcons' turnovers and survived for a 14-7 victory at Hardy...

Goldsboro-C.B. Aycock box

Goldsboro 0 14 0 0 -- 14 C.B. Aycock 7 0 0 0 -- 7 First quarter CBA -- Mundle 12 pass from Snowden (Harrison kick), 6:53 Second quarter GHS -- Malette 29 pass from Murphy (Odom kick), 5:12 GHS...

Football roundup

DEEP RUN -- Cedric Summers ran for 115 yards and three touchdowns on just seven carries, and North Lenoir rolled past South Lenoir 35-6 on Friday night. The Hawks (1-3 overall) took advantage of critical Blue Devils' turnovers in...

E. Wayne dominates Greene Central

So much for that two-quarterback system Eastern Wayne expected to use this season. The starting job belongs to Mitch Pike. The sophomore accounted for five touchdowns -- three passing and two rushing -- in a 42-14 shellacking of Greene Central...

Eastern Wayne-Greene Central box

Greene Central 6 0 0 8 -- 14 Eastern Wayne 6 22 14 0 -- 42 First quarter EW -- Pike 7 run (run failed), 4:50 GC -- Ku. Braswell 1 run (kick blocked), 2:22 Second quarter EW -- Vick...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Special teams plays helps three area squads

The high school football season is only three weeks old, but there are already a few trends emerging. One of the most talked about storylines so far has been the special play of several special teams units over the first...

Saints present Bell with first-ever ECC win

DUDLEY -- First-year Southern Wayne head coach Courtney Bell already earned her first victory over the season. Now she has her first Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference victory. Southern Wayne rebounded from a dismal first set and defeated Eastern Wayne 10-25,...

Preps digest: JV, middle school roundup

JV sports Volleyball: Jones Senior d. Goldsboro 25-13, 25-8 -- The Cougars endured a two-set road loss on Thursday. Volleyball: Greene Central d. SouthWest Edgecombe 23-25, 27-25, 25-15 -- The Rams improved to 4-3 and 2-2 in Eastern Plains 2-A...

JV football: Best leads Eastern Wayne past Greene Central

SNOW HILL -- K.K. Best accounted for four touchdowns and Eastern Wayne held off Greene Central for a 40-34 win at the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex on Thursday night. Best returned the game's opening kickoff 80 yards for a...

Aycock-Fike game rained out

WILSON -- Rain washed out the non-conference match between Charles B. Aycock and perennial 3-A power Wilson Fike on Thursday evening. The teams will meet Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in Wilson.,...

Gators rally past Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- Brayan Lopez scored three times, including the game-winning goal in the second half, and Spring Creek escaped with a 3-2 win on Thursday at Hobbton. The Gators trailed 2-0 in the first half before Lopez scored twice...

Greene Central drops four-set decision with SouthWest Edgecombe

SouthWest Edgecombe dealt Greene Central a 24-26, 25-16, 25-16, 25-10 loss in Eastern Plains 2-A Conference play Thursday evening. The Rams (1-6 overall) remained winless in four league outings this season....

Goldsboro volleyball loses to Jones Senior

TRENTON -- Jones Senior defeated Goldsboro 25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 25-14 on Thursday evening. Brandy Johnson contributed 10 kills, five service aces and three blocks for the Cougars. Alexus Davis had 10 kills. Bailee Ellis handed out 18 assists. Goldsboro (2-7...

Wayne Country Day turns back Oakwood

GREENVILLE -- Wayne Country Day claimed a rain-shortened, 5-1 victory over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A rival Oakwood on Thursday afternoon. Gianna Democko, Sarah Best, Meredith Roethling, Abbey Pope and Margaux Pope each picked up a singles point. Roething prevailed in a...

Rosewood tennis falls to Ayden-Grifton

LITTLEFIELD -- Deziree Baker claimed Rosewood's lone point in a 6-1 loss to Ayden-Grifton in a Carolina 1-A Conference match Thursday afternoon. The Chargers (3-4 overall, 1-1 CC) prevailed on five singles courts and claimed a marathon third-set tiebreaker...

GHS match suspended

Threatening weather that eventually brought rain suspended play between Carolina 1-A Conference tennis rivals Goldsboro and North Duplin on Thursday afternoon. The Cougars led 4-1 with one singles match still in progress when the coaches agreed to finish the...

Line of scrimmage will tell the tale as Golden Falcons play host to Cougars

There is a battle that ensues in every football game in a place where holes are opened for running backs and quarterbacks are given time to pass. It is a place where games are won and lost and where fame...

Southern Wayne tennis defeats North Lenoir

La GRANGE -- Southern Wayne turned back Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir 5-2 on Thursday afternoon. Taylor Davis, Mollieanne Kennedy, Hope Rose and Cierra Moody each recorded a singles victory for the Saints. Davis-Kennedy also prevailed in...

Aycock knocks off Cleveland

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock was not about to make the same mistake twice. After failing to put away South Johnson in a five-set loss on Tuesday, the Golden Falcons overcame a fourth-set deficit for a 25-21, 15-25, 25-18, 25-22...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Preps digest: JV sports roundup

* Volleyball: Rosewood d. North Johnston 25-13, 25-5 -- Callie Thornton led the Eagles with two kills and nine digs. Jordan Martens finished with three assists and Ashlynn Spell tallied three digs. Rosewood improved to 8-1 overall. * Volleyball:...

Spring Creek-Union battle to 4-4 draw

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Two teams playing to a draw in soccer is not normally the most entertaining event to watch. Wednesday's game between Spring Creek and Union proved to be the exception as the two squads finished in a 4-4...

Rosewood drops 4-set affair to North Johnston

KENLY -- North Johnston started strong and rolled past Rosewood 25-11, 25-23, 20-25, 25-14 on Wednesday night. Rosewood (6-3 overall) plays host to Union on Monday....

Nash dishes out 20 assists in EW's road win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Eastern Wayne got off to a good start and never looked back in a 25-13, 25-21, 25-22 win over Spring Creek on Wednesday night. Kendra Nash dished out 20 assists in the win. Allyson Newsome and Stephanie...

EW, CBA cross country teams compete in four-team ECC road meet

FOUR OAKS -- Charles B. Aycock's Marvin Alexander and Eastern Wayne's Alyssa Akers emerged the county's top runners during a four-team meet hosted by Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference member South Johnston on Wednesday afternoon. Alexander ran the 5K course in...

Simmons shoots even-par 71, claims medalist honors in 4-team meet

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock senior Tara Simmons seized medalist honors with an even-par 71 during a four-team, non-conference meet contested on the Willow Springs Country Club links Wednesday afternoon. The teams played 18 holes. The Golden Falcons placed third...

Eastern Wayne tennis team defeats Greenville Rose

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne claimed four points in singles play and rallied past Greenville Rose 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon. Blake Govan, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove and Brittney Brinson each prevailed in singles for the Warriors. The tandems of Grace Delbridge-Govan...

WCDS falls to defending 1-A state champ on soccer pitch

AHOSKIE -- Wayne Country Day could not crack the tough defense of defending state champion Ridgecroft in a 3-0 defeat on Wednesday afternoon. Wayne Country Day entertains Freedom Christian on Friday....

Wallace-Rose Hill rolls past Princeton

TEACHEY -- Wallace-Rose Hill got its offense in gear early and often in a 6-1 win over Princeton on Wednesday night. Josh Boykin scored the Bulldogs' lone goal. Oliver Balderas registered the assist. Princeton plays host to North Johnston today....

Greene Central boots Beddingfield in EPC play

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central held off a late rally by Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe Wilson Beddingfield, and grabbed a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night. Elvis padilla, Eustachio Rubio, Hugo Sanchez and Alexis Selvan each scored a goal in...

Martinez scores twice in Goldsboro's road win

RED OAK -- Goldsboro earned its first win of the season with a 3-1 triumph over Nash Central on Wednesday night. Jeffrey Martinez scored a pair of goals for the Cougars. Damon Pate added the third Goldsboro goal. Luke McAlduff...

No. 8-ranked Gryphons turn back CBA netters

PIKEVILLE -- Katie Gurley tossed her racquet, wiped the sweat from her hands and face, grabbed her water bottle and searched for Charles B. Aycock head coach Luke Vail. The two met at the fence near the court entrance. Gurley...

Aycock-RM tennis box

Rocky Mount 6 C.B. Aycock 3 Singles: No. 1 Ashton Walker (CBA) d. Mackenzie Warner 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 Katie Gurley (CBA) d. Tanner Brice 6-0, 6-3; No. 3 Chandler Brice (RM) d. Rachel Jackson 6-2, 6-0; No. 4 Eliza...

Pina pings in three goals for C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- The streak ended. Barely. Juan Pina recorded a hat trick and Collin Zacharzuk added two goals during Charles B. Aycock's wild, 5-3 triumph over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir on the Hardy Talton Stadium pitch Wednesday...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Volleyball: Goldsboro d. Wayne Country Day 25-21, 25-16 -- Kaylee Lyon recorded seven of the Cougars' 21 aces. Maddie Jara provided four kills. Goldsboro (3-5 overall) visits Jones Senior on Thursday. Middle schools * Soccer: Wayne...

SC-Rosewood tennis box

Spring Creek 9 Rosewood 0 Singles: No. 1 Emily Daniel (SC) d. Rebecca Sass 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Anna Haggerty (SC) d. Abigail Godwin 6-3, 6-1; No. 3 Daysi Ramirez (SC) d. Holly Williford 7-6 (7), 6-3; No. 4 Tara...

Gators open defense of Carolina 1-A Conference girls' tennis title

Spring Creek seized control early on each singles court and began defense of its Carolina 1-A Conference dual-team tennis championship in dominating fashion Tuesday afternoon. The Gators handed county rival Rosewood a 9-0 loss. It was the season-opening match for...

Rosewood's Britt seeing glimpses of things to come

Rosewood remains a work in progress three weeks into the high school football season. Is head coach Robert Britt discouraged? Yes and no. He sees the players' desire to improve every day. But he also knows that little mistakes, which...

Johnson quickly finds rhythm in Pirates' season opener

When asked to rate quarterback Rio Johnson's first career start on a scale of 1 to 10 following Saturday's 35-13 win over Appalachian State, East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill responded with a smile, "Win, W-I-N, exclamation point, exclamation point."...

Greene Central opens EPC play with loss to Kinston

KINSTON -- Greene Central endured a 4-3 loss against Kinston on Tuesday evening in Eastern Plains 2-A Conference play. Eustachio Rubio scored twice for the Rams and Elvis Padilla added a goal on Miguel Rubio's assist. Greene Central (1-1-0 overall,...

Wise scores lone goal in Wayne Christian's home defeat

Baron Wise scored a late goal for Wayne Christian, but it was not enough in a 2-1 loss to visiting Cape Fear Christian on Tuesday night. Mason White tallied 11 saves for the Eagles in the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference...

Rosewood drops match at North Johnston

KENLY -- North Johnston scored the only goal of the second half and hung on for a 3-2 win over Rosewood on Tuesday evening. Jyonte Raynor and Reed Howell both scored for the Eagles. Marquail Almontser and Josh Drew each...

Shimer, Avila log hat tricks for North Lenoir

La GRANGE -- North Lenoir earned its first victory of the season by defeating Goldsboro 9-1 on Tuesday night. Justin Shimer and Oscar Avila each scored three goals for the Hawks. Hunter Smith, Caleb Baird and Doerico Sutton each added...

CFCA hands Wayne Christian conference loss

Wayne Christian forced a fourth set, but ultimately fell 27-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-16 against Carolina Christian 1-A foe Cape Fear Christian at home on Tuesday evening. Morgan Foss contributed 11 digs and five service aces for the Eagles. Katie Isenhower...

Southern Wayne nets ECC road win

FOUR OAKS -- Southern Wayne picked up a 7-2 win at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe South Johnston on Tuesday afternoon. Mollieanne Kennedy, Hope Rose, Claire Kennedy and Cierra Moody each collected a singles win for the Saints. The doubles...

Wayne Christian tennis defeats CFCA

Wayne Christian remained unbeaten with a 6-3 win over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Cape Fear Christian at Herman Park on Tuesday afternoon. Brooke Barfield, Taylor Willman, Elizabeth Sutton and Carla Benton each recorded a singles victory for the Eagles....

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Mary Morris aced hole No. 9, the second of her career, last Friday at Walnut Creek Country Club. Playing partners Evelyn Rose, Penny Ritt and Estelle Jennings witnessed the feat. Rose emerged the low putts winner during weekly play....

Chargers sweep Cougars on volleyball court

Juliet Jones did not mince words during a timeout. Wayne Country Day got the message. The Chargers overcame a shaky start and defeated visiting Goldsboro 25-15, 25-20, 25-11 on Tuesday evening. Both teams struggled with service receive in the opening...

C.B. Aycock spikers drop 5-set affair at S. Johnston

FOUR OAKS -- South Johnston rallied to claim the final two sets and defeated Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Charles B. Aycock 22-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-20, 15-4 on Tuesday evening. Madison Martin tallied 21 digs for the Golden Falcons....

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Davis Love III fills out Ryder Cup team

NEW YORK (AP) -- Davis Love III became the third straight U.S. captain to pick a Ryder Cup rookie, and the first captain since 1997 who had to spend a pick on Jim Furyk. Love filled out his 12-man team...

Argonauts shut out Trojan women on soccer pitch

MOC Sports Information DAHLONEGA, Ga. -- Freshman goalkeeper Carolin Edenhofer recorded a collegiate-high 12 saves and Mount Olive fought off a 26-shot attack before falling to West Florida 2-0 on the final day of the North Georgia women's soccer tournament....

Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association news

Lane Tree LGA * Mary Ann Sutton claimed game-of-the-week honors on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Teresa Shearin and Libby Newsome won low net and low putts, respectively....

Monday, September 3, 2012

Area football players-of-the-week: Aug. 31

Offense -- Tre Hammonds (Spring Creek)Rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown, completed a 68-yard TD pass and hauled in two passes for 77 yards in Gators' shootout loss to Southeast Halifax.Defense -- Antony Carmon (Eastern Wayne)Recorded eight tackles, deflected...

Prep football notebook: Eastern Wayne keeps it simple in victory over South Lenoir

Eastern Wayne did not try to trick South Lenoir with a bunch of wild formations or gadget plays on Friday night. The Warriors, instead, lined up in the same formation almost every down and focused on executing their base...

Murphy hired to take over MOC men's lacrosse program

MOUNT OLIVE -- Athletics director Jeff Eisen has announced that Mike Murphy has been named head men's lacrosse coach at Mount Olive College. The Trojans are in their first year of men's and women's lacrosse. Murphy comes to Mount...

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Neuse Christian rallies from two-set deficit against Wayne Christian

Wayne Christian seemed poise to capture its second win of the season Friday afternoon, but Carolina Christian 1-A rival Neuse Christian rallied for a 22-25, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-11 victory at Clifford Gymnatorium. Kaley Wallace paced Wayne Christian with 12...

Wayne Christian finds offense against Neuse Christian

Held scoreless in its first two outings, Wayne Christian erupted on offense Friday evening. Chris Easom logged a hat trick (three goals) and Victor Kokiko added two first-half goals in the Eagles' 8-0 rout. It was the Carolina Christian 1-A...

Saints' special teams play crucial at White Oak

Jacksonville Daily News Correspondent JACKSONVILLE -- Southern Wayne did what its coach says it does best Friday night in defeating White Oak 18-8. The Saints ran the ball. "We pride ourselves on running the ball," Southern Wayne coach David Lee...

Spring Creek-SE Halifax box

Spring Creek 8 20 0 12 -- 40 SE Halifax 16 14 14 8 -- 52 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Spring Creek -- Tre Hammonds 15-47, TD; Devante Faison 11-23, TD; Terrell Johnson 5-28. PASSING -- Spring Creek -- Faison...

Spring Creek gets in shootout with Southeast Halifax

HALIFAX -- Spring Creek found itself in a shootout on Friday night at Southeast Halifax. Unfortunately for the Gators, the Trojans had one more bullet and held on for a 52-40 victory. After falling behind by two touchdowns early, Spring...

Southern Wayne-White Oak box

Southern Wayne 6 6 6 0 -- 18 White Oak 0 0 0 8 -- 8 First quarter SW -- Matthews 61 run (run failed) Second quarter SW -- Kornegay 60 run (pass failed) Third quarter SW -- Campbell blocked...

Rosewood-Midway box

Rosewood 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Midway 14 10 14 6 -- 44 Second quarter R -- Garrison 3 run (Almantser kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Rosewood -- Josh Davis 9-115; Spencer Garrison 26-107, TD; Jamari McGowan 4-7; Malique...

Midway builds three-TD lead, routs Rosewood

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Rosewood ran into a buzzsaw as Midway earned a 44-7 victory on Friday night. Midway jumped ahead 7-0 on the second play of the game and made the score 14-0 on its second possession. Trailing 21-0 in...

Dixon scores late TD, edges Princeton 24-20

PRINCETON -- Princeton couldn't close the deal. Dixon cashed in when it counted the most. Quarterback CD Hansley orchestrated a game-winning 12-play march that chewed up 82 yards, and capped the visiting Bulldogs' come-from-behind, 24-20 victory at the Fred Bartholomew...

Princeton-Dixon box

Dixon 3 8 6 7 -- 24 Princeton 6 14 0 0 -- 20 First quarter P -- Frazier 14 run (run failed), 6:23 D -- Ross 25 FG, 1:25 Second quarter P -- Frazier 2 run (R. Woodard kick),...

Kinston easily dispatches North Lenoir

La GRANGE -- Kinston over-matched and out-ran North Lenoir in a 41-13 victory on Friday night. One week after being forced to forfeit their only win due to an eligibility issue, the Hawks found the sledding extremely tough against the...

Two MOC freshman shine in cross country debut

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Freshman Dylan Lafond led Mount Olive to perfection during its season-opening cross country meet against rival Barton College. Lafond turned in a blazing time of 16 minutes, 6 seconds and the Trojans took the...

James Kenan nips county rival East Duplin

WARSAW -- James Kenan opened its home schedule with a 22-21 victory over county rival East Duplin at Bill Taylor Field. The Tigers snapped a three-game skid in the series. James Kenan grabbed an early lead when Dominique Barnes snuck...

James Kenan-East Duplin box

East Duplin 0 21 0 0 -- 21 James Kenan 14 0 8 0 -- 22 First quarter JK -- Barnes 1 run (kick failed) JK -- Fullwood 45 punt return (Sutton run) Second quarter ED -- Poole 43 pass...

Greene Central-C.B. Aycock box

Greene Central 7 0 0 0 -- 7 C.B. Aycock 6 6 6 18 -- 36 First quarter CBA -- Clark 40 run (Harrison kick failed); 9:01 GC -- Batchelor 1 run (Radford kick); 2:48 Second quarter CBA -- Snowden...

C.B. Aycock steamrolls Greene Central

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock showed up at practice on Monday following its 40-0 loss at Wilson Hunt unsure of itself as a football team. The Golden Falcons know exactly who they are now. Aycock's defense intercepted three passes and...

Warrior defense preserves 1st half lead

Eastern Wayne's offense did the job in the first half. The Warriors' defense took care of the second half. Quarterback Mitch Pike threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as Eastern Wayne upended South Lenoir 22-14 at Little Big...

Eastern Wayne-South Lenoir box

South Lenoir 7 7 0 0 -- 14 Eastern Wayne 14 8 0 0 -- 22 First quarter EW -- L. Pridgen 14 pass from Pike (kick failed); 6:01 EW -- D. Pridgen 43 pass from Pike (Davilla catch); 4:23...

ECU rolls past Appalachian State

GREENVILLE -- There were plenty of questions surrounding Rio Johnson prior to his first start at quarterback in an East Carolina uniform. Johnson answered a lot of those questions on Saturday afternoon. The junior from Atlanta overcame an early interception,...

CBA's Alexander, Perkins have good outings at ECC kickoff meet

FOUR OAKS -- Charles B. Aycock's Marvin Alexander and Kennedy Perkins each recorded a top-10 finish during the season-opening, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference kickoff meet hosted by South Johnston. Alexander placed fourth among the boys with a time of 20...

ECC cross country kickoff meet results

FOUR OAKS -- Results from the season-opening, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' and girls' kickoff meet hosted by South Johnston High School: BOYS Team scores Triton 42 South Johnston 61 Cleveland 64 C.B. Aycock 97 North Lenoir 107 Eastern Wayne...

Large crowd gathers for final AMA races of year at Busco Beach

Jack Bennett has a saying that he likes to tell visitors who travel to Busco Beach ATV Park. "Dirt is what we do," Bennett says with a smile. Busco Beach got another chance to shine Saturday when the ATV Extreme...