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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...