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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rosewood shuts down Union, advances to 2nd round

Slowing down Thanh Truong can be difficult for most teams at full strength. Containing the speedy Truong while playing two men down is virtually impossible. Truong scored four goals and Rosewood defeated Union 4-0 on Tuesday night at Branch Pope...

Trojans sink Flying Fleet in Conference Carolinas soccer tournament

DUE WEST, S.C. -- John Kwennah scored the season-saving tying goal with two seconds left in regulation and Nick Bernsdorf made saves on two of four penalty-kick shootout attempts to lift sixth-seeded Mount Olive past third-seeded Erskine in quarterfinal-round...

Princeton's Heflin finishes tied for 24th in 1-A/2-A golf championships

FOXFIRE VILLAGE -- Princeton's Lacynn Heflin shared 24th place individually after final-round play of the 2012 N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A women's golf championships Tuesday afternoon. Heflin carded a second-day 93 and finished with a 36-hole score of...

Raleigh Charter defeats Princeton in 1-A east volleyball final

PRINCETON -- Once the final point played out, the Princeton faithful rose to their feet and awarded their volleyball team with a well-deserved standing ovation Tuesday evening. They undoubtedly appreciated the Dogs' phenomenal run that ended with a 25-22, 25-23,...

Back-to-back: Simmons wins second straight 3-A golf championship

PINEHURST -- Winning one state title? A blessing. Two consecutive state titles? Phenomenal. Charles B. Aycock senior Tara Simmons played consistent over a two-day period and repeated as the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A women's golf champion Tuesday...

'Happy to be here' mentality not for Eastern Wayne

Forget the pleasantries because Eastern Wayne head coach Bubba Williams insists that his team is not just happy to be in the postseason. The Warriors open play in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A (small-school) playoffs at Hillsborough Orange...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wayne Country Day fall sports athletes honored

Athletes from Wayne Country Day were recognized for their outstanding performances during fall sports at a season-ending awards ceremony in the school gymnasium. Senior Cody Neal earned a spot on the 2012 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A...

Preps digest: Middle school volleyball

Middle schools * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Greenwood 25-12, 25-9, 25-16 -- Hannah Daniels provided five service aces and one kill for the Eagles. Rosewood (10-1 overall) travels to Grantham on Thursday....

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Teresa Shearin earned "game-of-the-week" accolades on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Lou Ellen Flowers claimed low net. Cathy Garris seized low putts and low gross....

Burton paces Eagles; Heflin lone Bulldog in 1-A/2-A state golf meet

FOXFIRE VILLAGE -- Rosewood's Lindsey Burton is tied for 25th overall after first-round play in the NCHSAA 1-A/2-A women's golf championships. Burton carded an 18-hole round of 95, while teammate Taylor Gales fired a 102 on the West Course at...

Simmons trails by one stroke

SOUTHERN PINES -- Defending state champion Tara Simmons finished with an opening-round 77, and trails South Brunswick's Ashley Sloup by one stroke in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A women's golf championships. Simmons, a senior at Charles B....

Trojans' O'Hara emerges co-leader after two rounds

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mount Olive junior Mark O'Hara fired a one-under-par 71 and earned a share of individual lead after 36 holes at the McDonough Cup men's golf tournament on the Rio Pinar Country Club links Monday afternoon. The...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Aycock's Walker reaches semifinals in 3-A state tournament

BURLINGTON -- Ashton Walker's phenomenal run ended. Katie Gurley played her final match. The Charles B. Aycock duo, along with Eastern Wayne's cousin tandem of Savannah Sutton-Faith Sutton, concluded their respective seasons in the 2012 N.C. High School Athletic Association...

Prep notebook: Goldsboro finds offensive balance at the right time

Goldsboro struggled to generate offensive balance until the fourth quarter of its 30-25 win over Ayden-Grifton on Friday. The Cougars had just 20 yards on the ground until erupting for 105 rushing yards in the final 12 minutes. Goldsboro...

Local digest: Middle schools, youth football

Middle schools * Volleyball: Spring Creek d. Grantham 25-20, 25-20, 25-16 -- Alanna Price served nice aces in the Gators' straight-set win. Sydney Johnson and Stephanie Martinez recorded three aces apiece. Spring Creek (9-4 overall) concludes regular-season play at home...

Gallardo's PK lifts MOC men past Lees-McRae

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ramon Gallardo's second-half penalty kick proved to be the game-winning goal and Mount Olive defeated in-state rival Lees-McRae, 1-0, to clinch the final spot in the 2012 Conference Carolinas men's soccer tournament. The sixth-seeded Trojans (6-8-3...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Rosewood-Princeton box

RHS 0 0 7 14 6 8 8 -- 43 PHS 0 0 0 21 6 8 6 -- 41 Third quarter R -- Garrison 2 run (Almontser kick), 5:30 Fourth quarter R -- Garrison 3 run (Almontser kick), 9:51...

Carolina 1-A archrivals stage instant 3-OT classic

PRINCETON -- Spencer Garrison waited for the referees to sort through the bodies stacked on top of him and raise their hands in the air. A few seconds passed. Finally, the official near the Rosewood sideline signaled 'good' on the...

Princeton eliminates perennial power

PRINCETON -- Princeton junior Tori Paul and her volleyball teammates never forgot last year's memory of falling in the eastern regional semifinals on their home court. One year later, they're one step further. Paul hammered out 11 kills and the...

Prep football digest

staff reports TEACHEY -- A pair of perennial Duplin County powerhouses staged yet another classic affair in their historic rivalry at Thell B. Overman Field on Friday evening. James Kenan stuffed Wallace-Rose Hill on a two-point conversion with 1 minute,...

NCHSAA tennis agate

WILSON -- Results from semifinal-round play in the 2012 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A women's dual-team tennis playoffs contested at the Barton College Tennis Complex: Semifinal No. 1 Greenfield    5 Wayne Country Day    4 Singles: No. 1 Gianna...

N. Duplin-SC box

Spring Creek 0 7 0 7 -- 14 North Duplin 7 14 14 14 -- 42 First quarter ND -- Royal 7 run (Jaimes kick), 6:46 Second quarter ND -- Royal 2 run (Jaimes kick), 9:54 ND -- Mora 2...

NC prep fb scores

Albemarle 48, South Stanly 6 Anson County 35, Monroe Parkwood 0 Apex Middle Creek 61, Apex 14 Asheville Erwin 61, Asheville 35 Asheville Reynolds 49, North Buncombe 6 Asheville Roberson 52, Enka 6 Avery County 13, Mitchell County 6 Belmont...

Chargers, Eagles fall in semifinal round

WILSON -- A perennial powerhouse and a long-time nemesis stood between state-championship dreams for county girls' tennis archrivals Wayne Country Day and Wayne Christian on a blustery, cool Friday afternoon. Their respective paths to the inaugural N.C. Independent Schools Athletic...

James Kenan-Wallace-Rose Hill box

James Kenan 0 14 0 7 -- 21 Wallace-Rose Hill 0 7 7 6 -- 20 Second quarter JK -- Sutton 15 run (Hernandez kick), 7:02 JK -- Sutton 53 run (Hernandez kick), 5:51 Fourth quarter JK -- Williams 14...

Goldsboro takes league title

Asunji Maddox watched as his Goldsboro teammates folded in the face of adversity against Ayden-Grifton last season. Maddox made sure that didn't happen again. Maddox's blocked punt set up his 39-yard touchdown run that put the Cougars ahead for good...

Goldsboro/Ayden-Grifton box

Ayden-Grifton 10 7 0 8 -- 25 Goldsboro 0 6 6 18 -- 30 First quarter AG -- Ramirez 35 FG, 9:01 AG -- Larry 2 run (Ramirezkick), 2:18 Second quarter GHS -- Baker 16 pass from Murphy (kick failed),...

Wayne Christian's Jones repeats as state champion

CARY -- The strategy couldn't have been more perfect. Epiphany's McKinley Gray set the pace. Wayne Christian's Connor Jones stayed right on his heels. The two were neck-and-neck after one lap around the Wake Med Soccer Complex cross country course...

CBA-Southern Wayne box

C.B. Aycock 0 7 13 6 -- 26 Southern Wayne 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Second quarter CBA -- Hooks 57 run (Harrison kick), 10:19 Third quarter CBA -- Westbrook 13 pass from Snowden (Harrison kick), 4:09 CBA --...

Golden Falcons roll past Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock faced a must-win situation Friday evening. The Golden Falcons rose to the occasion. Jeremy Hooks rushed for three touchdowns and C.B. Aycock dropped archrival Southern Wayne 26-0 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play at the...

Friday, October 26, 2012

Princeton ousts SW Onslow

PRINCETON -- For the first time in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A state playoffs, Princeton was challenged. The Bulldogs answered every attack Southwest Onslow could muster and rolled to a 25-19, 25-21, 25-19 victory in third-round play Thursday...

Goldsboro faces strong challenge

Goldsboro wasted little time making its presence felt when it entered the Carolina 1-A Conference. The Cougars have a giant opportunity to leave a lasting impression on their way out the door. Goldsboro plays host to Ayden-Grifton tonight in its...

Local Preps Digest

JV football Southern Wayne 39, C.B. Aycock 0 * PIKEVILLE -- Southern Wayne concluded its season with a 39-0 win at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Charles B. Aycock on Thursday evening. Saints' quarterback Tyaire Allen rushed for 101 yards...

Bands, food, game-day atmosphere part of prep football

As Ed Harris' character Coach Herman Jones said in the movie Radio, "I love Friday night when you are looking for a win and Saturday morning when you found one." There is something about the glow of stadium lights on...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Local digest

Boys' soccer Rosewood 4, Spring Creek 1 * Reed Howell scored three goals and handed out an assist as Rosewood defeated Spring Creek 4-1 on Wednesday night at Branch Pope Field. The loss snapped the Gators' streak of 41 consecutive...

Rosewood and Princeton have plenty to play for

Win and you earn a coveted state playoff berth. Lose and your season is likely over. Oh, and there's also valuable bragging rights at stake. When Rosewood visits Princeton on Friday night there will be no shortage of motivation as...

James Kenan and Wallace-Rose Hill set for annual clash

Some football games simply matter more than others and in eastern North Carolina few -- if any -- mean more than James Kenan's annual battle with archrival Wallace-Rose Hill. The Duplin County rivals will square off Friday at Legion Field...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Trojan women top Coker

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Daisy Thomas and Maddy Robak each scored a first-half goal and Mount Olive's defense preserved the advantage in a 2-0 victory over Conference Carolinas rival Coker (S.C.) College on Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans prevailed...

WCDS eliminates Pungo from 1-A playoffs

The voice in the huddle may have been different for Wayne Country Day on Tuesday afternoon, but the message was the same. With former Chargers' standout Bridgette Briggs filling in for head coach Juliet Jones who recently gave birth, Briggs...

Local Preps Digest

Girls' tennis Wayne Country Day 7, Trinity of Raleigh 2 * Wayne Country Day defeated Trinity of Raleigh 7-2 on Tuesday afternoon at Wayne Community College in opening-round play of the inaugural N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A dual team...

Saints look to derail Golden Falcons' playoff hopes

There will be a lot on the line when Charles B. Aycock travels to the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex on Friday night to face Southern Wayne. Both teams will be looking to earn a victory over a county rival, but...

Walnut Creek LGA

Walnut Creek LGA * Linda Cannon and Evelyn Rose shared low putts during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Hiromi Sueki and Penny Ritt claimed low gross and low net, respectively....

Bulldogs dispatch Raiders in three sets

PRINCETON -- Princeton limited its mistakes, while Midway made enough for both teams. The end result was a 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 victory for the Bulldogs in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A volleyball playoffs on...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Preps digest: Middle school roundup

Middle schools * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Spring Creek: 25-11, 25-13, 20-25, 25-16 -- Ada Rivera led Rosewood with 11 aces. The Eagles improved to 9-1 overall. * Volleyball: Norwayne d. Mount Olive: 25-12, 25-5, 25-11 -- Norwayne remained undefeated...

Rosewood hammers out 8-1 decision over Ayden-Grifton

Ayden-Grifton generated plenty of possession during the opening 20 minutes Monday evening at Branch Pope Field. The Chargers appeared to have a solid game plan and a willingness to play a physical brand of soccer. One thing they did not...

Lane Tree Golf news

Teresa Shearin claimed game-of-the-week honors and low gross during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Mary Ann Sutton took low net and Nan Jarrell won low putts....

Eagles, Dogs combine to send three golfers to state meet

JACKSONVILLE -- Rosewood's Taylor Gates and Lindsey Burton each qualified for the NCHSAA Classes 1-A/2-A state championships following their performance at the 1-A East Regional on Monday. Gates fired a 105 and Burton shot a 106 on the Bear Trail...

Simmons finishes third in 3-A East regional

NASHVILLE -- Tara Simmons placed third overall in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A eastern regional and will defend her state title next week at Pinehurst. Simmons entered the final two holes with a two-stroke lead, but stumbled...

South Johnston shuts out Southern Wayne

FOUR OAKS -- South Johnston used its stout defense to shutout Southern Wayne 3-0 in the semifinal round of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference soccer tournament on Monday night. South Johnston faces North Lenoir in the championship game. Southern Wayne...

North Lenoir stuns ECC regular-season champion Cleveland

CLAYTON -- North Lenoir used stellar second-half defense to upset top-seeded Cleveland, 2-1, in the semifinal round of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference soccer tournament on Monday. Doerico Sutton led the North Lenoir attack with one goal and one assist....

Green-White Classic: MOC teams have plenty of work to do

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College men's and women's basketball teams have plenty of work to do before their respective season-opening games in mid-November. They proved it Monday evening during the Green-White exhibition games that were part of the...

Bill Kemp Invitational results

BOYS Team scores Eastern Wayne 56 Wayne Christian 80 Spring Creek 83 Rosewood 83 Goldsboro 111 Southern Wayne 162 Top 15 Individuals 1. Connor Jones, WC 17:43 2. Allen Coor, SC 18:36 3. Victor Prezbindowski, G 18:54 4. Jerry Huffman,...

Jones, Kennedy claim individual titles at Bill Kemp Invitational

Connor Jones sprinted out to an early lead and never looked back. The Wayne Christian standout finished nearly one minute ahead of his nearest competition and finished first overall during the annual Bill Kemp Invitational on Monday afternoon. Jones finished...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday preps

Volleyball Rosewood 3, Pamlico 1 * Rosewood opened the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A state playoffs with a 25-9, 19-25, 25-20, 25-11 win over Pamlico on Saturday night. Ellen Morgan paced the Eagles with 13 kills. Anna Ingram added...

Monday football notebook

LaGRANGE -- North Lenoir head coach Calvin Sutton knows that his team's Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference win over Southern Wayne on Friday night was bigger than two sub-.500 teams doing battle. The Hawks are trying to build a program...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Local digest

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock standout Ashton Walker claimed the singles championship in the 3-A East Regional tournament on Saturday morning on the Barton College courts. Walker defeated Northern Nash's Sara Hinson in the semifinal round and rolled past Caley...

WCDS soccer falls to Shannon Forest

The post-game overflow of emotion indicated just how long Wayne Country Day's season-ending loss is going to sting. Kyle Bradley scored the game-winning goal late in the second 10-minute overtime and Shannon Forest (S.C.) defeated Wayne Country 3-2 in the...

North Lenoir wins ECC clash with So. Wayne

LaGRANGE -- North Lenoir made just enough plays to break a long Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference losing streak. The Hawks scored two second-half touchdowns and defeated Southern Wayne 31-24 on Friday night. The victory was the first in conference play...

Southern Wayne-North Lenoir box

Southern Wayne 18 0 0 6 -- 24 North Lenoir 7 10 7 7 -- 31 First quarter SW -- Matthews 79 run (run failed), 11:13 SW -- Baldwin 18 run (pass failed), 7:55 NL -- Hopkins 41 run (Baird...

Princeton-Ayden-Grifton box

Princeton 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Ayden-Grifton 21 21 0 0 -- 42 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Princeton -- Johnny Frasier 9-11; Michael Wooten 5-5; Dillon Pace 1-3; Patrick Norris 1-2; Kameron McDougald 5-(minue 25). PASSING -- Princeton --...

NC Prep football scores

Albemarle 56, North Moore 0 Apex Middle Creek 66, Holly Springs 46 Ashe County 33, East Bend Forbush 10 Asheboro 29, Southwestern Randolph 16 Asheville 31, North Buncombe 0 Asheville Reynolds 21, Asheville Roberson 18 Ayden-Grifton 42, Princeton 7 Belmont...

Prep football roundup

The Warriors (3-6 overall, 1-4 ECC) entertain North Lenoir next week. SouthWest Edgecombe 56, Greene Central 6 * PINETOPS -- SouthWest Edgecombe scored 56 unanswered points en route to a 56-6 win over Greene Central on Friday night. No furhter...

North Duplin beats Rosewood in overtime

Hugh Martin did not need long to make up his mind. With the inside track to third-place in the Carolina 1-A Conference hanging in the balance Martin put the game in the hands of his senior quarterback. Tyler Royal scored...

North Duplin-Rosewood box

North Duplin 14 13 7 0 8 -- 42 Rosewood 7 20 7 0 7 -- 41 First quarter ND -- Rhodes 18 run (Jaimes kick failed); 5:27 ND -- Brock 14 run (Royal run); 3:11 RW -- Garrison 1...

MOC Meet the Coaches night on Monday

MOUNT OLIVE -- An award-winning event that drew raves within its community and on the national scene, the second installment of the "Meet the Coaches Night BBQ" is slated for Monday evening at Mount Olive College. Last year's barbecue won...

James Kenan-Trask box

James Kenan 28 14 7 14 -- 63 Trask 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter JK -- Melvin 70 kickoff return (Hernandez kick) JK -- Williams 9 run (Hernandez kick) JK -- Sutton 47 run (Hernandez kick) JK...

Goldsboro-Spring Creek box

Goldsboro 20 28 7 6 -- 61 Spring Creek 6 0 0 6 -- 12 First quarter SC -- Johnson 32 run (kick failed), 9:00 GHS -- Baker 60 pass from Murphy (McCoy kick), 8:48 GHS -- McCoy 31 pass...

Friday, October 19, 2012

JV football: Triton 31, Eastern Wayne 12

Triton opened up a 21-6 lead by halftime on its way to a 31-12 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Eastern Wayne on Thursday night at Little Big Horn. The Warriors' Zeke Martin scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass...

JV football: So. Wayne 36, North Lenoir 14

DUDLEY -- Tyaire Allen rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns as Southern Wayne rolled past North Lenoir 36-14 on Thursday night. Allen scored on touchdown runs of 75, 55 and 50 yards, and he also threw a two-point conversion...

Princeton holds off Goldsboro in soccer

PRINCETON -- Jose Morales notched the game-winning goal and Princeton turned back Goldsboro, 3-2, in a Carolina 1-A Conference game contested at the Fred Bartholomew Athletic Complex. Morales scored twice on assists from Oliver Balderas. Cameron Cook supplied an unassisted...

Rams' Rubio tallies four goals

Senior Eustachio Rubio punched in four goals and Greene Central rolled to a 9-1 victory over Farmville Central in an Eastern Plains 2-A Conference game. Senior Leo Martinez added a goal and an assist. Elvis Padilla, Alex Firme, Miguel Rubio...

Rosewood's Davis knows his days are numbered in backfield

The end of Joshua Davis' high school football career becomes more of a harsh reality with every passing day. Rosewood's senior tailback and defensive back has come to grips with the dwindling number of opportunities he has to tug his...

Preps digest: Middle schools roundup

Middle schools * Football: Grantham 42, Mount Olive 0 -- The Bulldogs' Rikem Shepherd scored on a 52-yard touchdown reception and returned a fumble 40 yards for a score. Manny Walker supplied touchdown runs of 80 and 22 yards....

Unrealistic expectations, unfair criticism can cause harm

Ruffin McNeill's words were subtle and perhaps lost in the shuffle of a post-game press conference, but their truth can never be underestimated. "I'm proud to get the win, wins are hard in this business. Wins are hard," McNeill said...

Golden Falcons have found some confidence

The biggest burden for the Charles B. Aycock football coaching staff has faced this season is getting the players to believe in themselves. The Golden Falcons have finally found that self confidence. They're 4-5 overall, playoff bound and in position...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Preps digest: JV roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: Wayne Country Day d. Greenfield 25-18, 25-20 -- Tiffany Larsen finished with five kills and three assists for the Chargers (3-13 overall). Teriece Hawley contributed seven aces. Wayne Country Day faces Freedom Christian on Friday...

Carolina 1-A semifinals: Gators test Dogs early

PRINCETON -- Fourth-seeded Spring Creek came ready to play. Top-seeded Princeton took a while to get going. In the end, the Bulldogs took a 25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 25-15 victory in the semifinal round of the Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball tournament....

Carolina 1-A finals: Princeton repeats as tournament champ

PRINCETON -- Two for two. And five in a row. Princeton retained its Carolina 1-A Conference tournament crown Wednesday evening as middle hitter Savanna Massengill delivered a match-high 17 kills during a 25-15, 22-25, 25-10, 25-20 triumph over archrival Rosewood....

NRYFL results

Youth sports Neuse River Youth League 8-Under * C.B. Aycock 26, Spring Creek 21 -- Jordan Cooper and Amontae Pitt each scored two touchdowns for the Little Falcons. Cooper, Jackson Sawry and Braxton Morton emerged the defensive leaders. Aycock improved...

Chargers sweep Knights on senior day in volleyball

Wayne Country Day concluded its regular season with a 25-12, 25-18, 25-14 win over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Greenfield on Tuesday evening. Rachel Uzzell distributed 19 assists for the Chargers. Sarah Crooks supplied seven kills, four digs and...

Daniel gets lone point in Gators' season-ending loss

WAKE FOREST -- Spring Creek suffered a season-ending, 6-1 loss on Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Academy in the first round of the NCHSAA 1-A dual team playoffs. Emily Daniel recorded the Gators' lone victory at No. 1 singles. Daniel is...

WCDS nets share of CPIC regular-season girls' tennis championship

Wayne Country Day slipped past Greenfield 5-4 and earned a share of the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference regular-season championship Tuesday afternoon. Gianna Democko, Sarah Best and Margaux Pope each claimed a singles win for the Chargers. The tandems of...

Golden Falcons hammer South Brunswick, 5-1, in tennis

SOUTHPORT -- Charles B. Aycock defeat South Brunswick 5-1 in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-A dual team playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. Ashton Walker improved to 24-0 this season with a win at No. 1 singles. Katie Gurley, Rachel...

Dual-team tennis: Eastern Wayne dispatches West Carteret

Eastern Wayne cruised past West Carteret 6-0 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A dual-team playoffs Tuesday afternoon. Savannah Sutton, Faith Sutton, Grace Delbridge, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove and Brittney Brinson each recorded a singles...

WCDS boys charge to second-place finish in CPIC meet

NEW BERN -- Epiphany claimed both the boys' and girls' Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference championships on Wednesday afternoon at Creekside Park. Wayne Country Day finished second on the boys' side led by Jackson Warren's third-place finish of 19:35. Robert...

SJ boys, Triton girls take ECC cross country crowns

FOUR OAKS -- South Johnston emerged the team champions on the boys' side of the ledger and Triton reigned on the girls' side of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference cross country championships on Wednesday. South Johnston led the boys with...

Greenfield forfeits to Wayne Country Day

Greenfield forfeited its opening-round game to Wayne Country Day in the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference tournament. The fourth-seeded Chargers (11-8 overall) oppose regular-season champ Freedom Christian at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Oakwood School in Greenville. The tournament winner earns...

CBA defends ECC 3-A girls' golf title; Simmons named ECC golfer-of-the-year

FOUR OAKS -- Charles B. Aycock locked up its second consecutive Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference title with a victory at Reedy Creek Country Club on Tuesday afternoon C.B. Aycock fired a team score of 136. Triton finished second with a...

North Lenoir boots Eastern Wayne, 4-3

LaGRANGE -- North Lenoir overcame an early two-goal deficit and rallied to beat Eastern Wayne 4-3 in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season finale for both teams Wednesday evening. Justin Shimer scored three goals in the second half for the...

Spring Creek earns share of 5th straight Carolina 1-A soccer title

AYDEN -- Spring Creek needed overtime to get past Ayden-Grifton, 2-1, and earn a share of its fifth consecutive Carolina 1-A Conference championship Wednesday evening. Brayan Lopez scored the game-tying goal for the Gators in the second half off an...

MOC men blank in-state rival Catawba, 2-0

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive scored two second-half goals in a three-minute span and keeper Nick Bernsdorf preserved the advantage during a 2-0, non-conference triumph over Catawba at Amon Field on Wednesday evening. Bernsdorf recorded three saves and his...

Trojan men, women each picked third in preseason CC basketball poll

HIGH POINT -- Preseason polls in any sport usually provide plenty of locker room material and motivation. And coaches always say "it's not where you start, but where you finish." So it makes sense that Mount Olive College hasn't put...

Defense has become unbeaten Tigers' calling card

James Kenan's offense has performed beyond expectations so far in 2012. The Tigers have a pair of star tailbacks in Ja'Quan Williams and Marcelias Sutton and a fleet-footed quarterback in Dominique Barnes that have lit up the scoreboard en route...

Walnut Creek Ladies golf news

Jewel Ivey claimed low gross during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Linda Cannon and Mary Morris captured low net and low putts, respectively....

Carolina 1-A cross country results

BOYS Team standings Princeton 36 Spring Creek 61 Goldsboro 69 Rosewood 71 North Duplin 111 Top 15 Individuals 1. Allen Coor, SC 18:33 2. Victor Prezbindowski, G 18:35 3. Will Toler, P 18:43 4. Dalton Farmer, R 18:48 5. Quinn...

Aycock's playoff hopes dashed in 3-3 draw

PIKEVILLE -- Just four minutes separated Charles B. Aycock from a win that would have given its frail playoff chances a shot in the arm. The Golden Falcons will have the entire offseason to think about those four minutes. Anuar...

SC's Coor, Princeton's Rubio emerge top runners in final meet

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Nobody was happier to have all of his runners at the ready than Princeton head coach Mark McLamb. After a sixth-place finish in the team standings last week, the Bulldogs boys finished first as a team in...

Carolina 1-A semifinals: Rosewood turns back AG

PRINCETON -- The look of concern on Jennifer Cochran's face said it all. It was not the third meeting with rival Princeton in tonight's Carolina 1-A Conference tournament finals that troubled Cochran. It was the inconsistent performance her Rosewood team...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Preps digest: Middle school roundup

Middle schools * Volleyball: Rosewood d Eastern Wayne 25-9, 25-22, 26-24 -- Becka Lynn Pittard led Rosewood with six kills and six aces. Rosewood improved to 8-1 overall. * Volleyball: Spring Creek d. Greenwood 25-17, 25-23, 25-12 -- Ashley...

Princeton upends Rosewood in OT

PRINCETON -- The role of spoiler can be tough for some teams to embrace. Not for the Princeton soccer team. The Bulldogs are not going to win the Carolina 1-A Conference title. On Monday night, they made sure that their...

NRYFL results

Youth sports Neuse River Football League 8-Under * C.B. Aycock 20, Rosewood 6 -- Jordan Cooper tallied two touchdowns and Amontae Pitt added one TD for the Little Falcons. Jamile Johnson, Adler Brown and Cole McFatter were the defensive standouts....

Ayden-Grifton ends Goldsboro's year on volleyball court

AYDEN -- Goldsboro grabbed the opening set, but Ayden-Grifton rebounded for a 24-26, 25-11, 26-24, 25-18 victory in the opening round of the Carolina 1-A Conference tournament Monday evening. The third-seeded Chargers play second-seeded Rosewood in semifinal-round action today at...

Spring Creek shuts out Goldsboro

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek scored four goals in the first half and rolled to a 5-0 win over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro on Monday night. The game was halted after 59 minutes due to lightning. Juan Vega scored...

Benitez logs hat trick for Saints

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne earned a critical 5-2 decision over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival North Lenoir on Monday night. Cesar Benitez finished with three goals for the Saints. Victor Velazquez and Ulysses Ramirez each added one goal in the...

White, Rocha pace Trojans in road loss

TIGERVILLE, S.C. -- Carly White pounded out seven kills and Talita Rocha provided a match-high five blocks, but Mount Olive College dropped a 25-19, 25-13, 25-23 decision to Conference Carolinas foe North Greenville University on Monday evening. Nicole Karas...

Lane Tree Ladies golf news

Novella Zambelli seized game-of-the-week play contested on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Nan Jarrell claimed low gross and low net. Lou Ellen Flowers secured low putts. Cathy Garris emerged the first low gross winner in championship flight play...

Trojans oust Golden Falcons from ECC volleyball tournament

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock is on the playoff bubble. Now the Golden Falcons hope it doesn't burst. Fifth-seeded South Johnston erased a five-point, fifth-set deficit and escaped with a 25-19, 25-16, 10-25, 17-25, 15-13 victory in opening-round play of...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Prep football notebook: Plenty of football left to play

CALYPSO -- Keep the same effort. Keep the same grittiness and toughness. North Duplin head varsity football coach Hugh Martin passed that message along to his players after a 33-14 loss to Ayden-Grifton on Friday evening. "You've got to...

Area Players of the Week

Offense -- Austin Snowden (CBA) -- Accounted for 278 yards and three TDs in the Golden Falcons' win at Eastern Wayne.Defense -- Ja'Quan Williams (JK) -- Returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown in Kenan's 30-0 win over Midway....

Keaton scores, MOC ties Montevallo (Ala.)

AIKEN, S.C. -- Kelly Keaton's first goal of the season gave Mount Olive an early lead and the Trojans battled regionally fourth-ranked Montevallo (Ala.) to a 1-1 double overtime tie Sunday afternoon. The result marked the fourth time a...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Preps digest: Chargers dominate Oakwood, 8-1, in tennis

Girls' tennis Wayne Country Day 8, Oakwood 1 * Wayne Country Day earned the necessary points in singles and rolled past The Oakwood School, 8-1, in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference match contested at Wayne Community College. Sarah Best,...

Wayne Christian brings home hardware from CCC tennis tournament

RALEIGH -- Wayne Christian claimed three singles titles, two doubles crowns and shared the overall team championship upon conclusion of the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference girls' tennis tournament contested Friday afternoon. Senior Brooke Barfield, who was named Most Valuable...

Southern Wayne-South Johnston box

Southern Wayne 0 6 12 0 -- 18 South Johnston 0 7 14 13 -- 34 Second quarter SW -- Campbell 47 pass from Hollingsworth Third quarter SW -- Holland 11 pass from Hollingsworth SW -- Matthews 1 run INDIVIDUAL...

Rosewood-Spring Creek box

Rosewood 8 7 6 12 -- 33 Spring Creek 0 0 0 6 -- 6 First quarter RW -- Davis 27 run (Sasser run), 5:39 Second quarter RW -- Jones 7 run (Almontser kick), 3:50 Third quarter RW -- Jones...

Eagles notch first win since Aug. 24

SEVEN SPRINGS -- With helmets held high in the air and the school fight song echoing into the night, Rosewood spent a few moments savoring its first win in seven weeks. The Eagles knew a pair of victories over the...

Prep football roundup: Goldsboro routs Princeton

From staff reports PRINCETON -- State-ranked Goldsboro survived an early scare and went on to defeat Princeton 56-16 in Carolina 1-A Conference action Friday evening. The Bulldogs pulled ahead 9-0 early in the second quarter, but could not hold on...

Chargers stifle Rebels' rushing attack

CALYPSO -- North Duplin struck first. Ayden-Grifton answered in strong fashion. The Chargers' defense bottled up the Rebels' juggernaut offense and cruised to a 33-14 victory Friday evening at H.E. Grubbs Field. North Duplin produced its second-lowest scoring output of...

North Duplin-AG box

Ayden-Grifton 7 14 9 3 -- 33 North Duplin 7 0 7 0 -- 14 First quarter ND -- Royal 13 run (Jaimes kick), 8:13 AG -- Blount 32 run (Ramirez kick), 7:01 Second quarter AG -- Larry 1 run...

Lafond breaks Souza's 8k record

CHARLOTTE -- Mount Olive College freshman Dylan Lafond broke the school's 8-kilometer record and helped Trojans finish fifth out of 21 teams during the Royals Men's Cross Country Challenge at McAlpine Creek Park. Lafond's time of 25:06.1 was good...

James Kenan-Midway box

James Kenan 13 10 7 0 -- 30 Midway 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter JK -- Sutton 84 run (kick failed), 8:00 JK -- Williams 99 interception return (Hernandez kick), 3:50 Second quarter JK -- Hernandez 32...

Goldsboro-Princeton box

Goldsboro 0 14 13 29 -- 56 Princeton 6 3 7 0 -- 16 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Goldbsoro -- Rasheid Malette 20-125, 2 TD. Princeton -- Johnny Frasier 25-101; Kameron McDougald 8-25; Dillon Pace 4-9, TD; Michael Wooten 13-(-20)....

C.B. Aycock-Eastern Wayne box

C.B. Aycock 18 6 7 7 -- 38 Eastern Wayne 6 0 6 0 -- 12 First quarter CBA -- Clark 31 run (run failed), 11:05 CBA -- Clark 78 pass from Snowden (kick failed), 8:42 EW -- D. Pridgen...

C.B. Aycock football stays in playoff hunt

Charles B. Aycock's playoff hopes got a big boost on Friday night. Eastern Wayne's playoff chances took a huge hit at the same time. The Golden Falcons scored on their first two possessions of the game and never trailed in...

Friday, October 12, 2012

Jones surpasses century mark at WCDS

Every player did her part and made a career milestone even more memorable for Wayne Country Day head varsity volleyball coach Juliet Jones on Thursday afternoon. Jones surpassed the 100-win plateau in the Chargers' 25-15, 25-19, 29-27 triumph over John...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

GREENVILLE -- Jewel Ivey claimed low putts in championship flight play during an Eastern Carolina Ladies Golf Association meet Thursday. Hiromi Sueki won low putts in first flight. Charlotte Campbell seized low net in third flight....

Royal just one part of Rebels' potent running game

One of the top-rushing teams on the Carolina 1-A Conference football scene this season, North Duplin hasn't lost its stride since losing a key player two weeks ago. Tyler Royal has made sure of it. The senior rambled for career...

Princeton caps unbeaten conference season with win over Rosewood

Princeton was the top volleyball team throughout the Carolina 1-A Conference regular season, and showed why on Thursday night. Not even the emotion of archrival Rosewood's senior night could derail the Princeton attack in a thrilling 21-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21,...

JV football: So. Wayne 42, S. Johnston 25

DUDLEY -- Tyaire Allen racked up 189 yards of total offense in Southern Wayne's 42-25 win over South Johnston on Thursday night. Allen threw for 108 yards, including touchdown passes to Marquaill Roddick and D.J. Graham. Allen has completed a...

JV football: Goldsboro 33, Princeton 6

Goldsboro completed its season with a 33-6 win over Princeton on Thursday night. Cougars' quarterback Daktavius Wheeler completed six passes for 85 yards and tossed a touchdown pass to Eric Bufkin. Taylin Davis contributed 135 yards rushing and two touchdowns...

JV football: E. Wayne 31, C.B. Aycock 6

Ricky Steiner and K.K. Best both accounted for two touchdowns in Eastern Wayne's 31-6 win over Charles B. Aycock on Thursday night. Steiner scored on a 7-yard touchdown run and also threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Zeke Martin. Best...

Warriors sweep ECC cross country meet at So. Wayne

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne swept both the boys' and girls' portions of an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tri-meet at Southern Wayne. On the boys' side, the Warriors compiled 27 points to finish ahead of second-place Charles B. Aycock, which scored...

Ayden-Grifton needs 4 sets to beat Goldsboro

AYDEN -- Goldsboro concluded its regular season with a 25-22, 25-16, 23-25, 25-17 loss Thursday night at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton. Brandy Johnson led the Cougars with 10 kills, five aces and four blocks. Goldsboro (2-17, 0-10 CC) begins...

CBA sweeps So. Wayne in ECC volleyball action

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock finished the regular season with a 25-10, 25-13, 25-12 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Southern Wayne on Thursday. Meredith Burroughs paced the Golden Falcons with 12 kills. Madison Mercer added seven kills and...

Wayne Country Day hammers Epiphany in CPIC tennis

NEW BERN -- Wayne Country Day cruised past Epiphany 8-1 on Thursday afternoon. Gianna Democko, Sarah Best, Abbey Pope, Anna Allen and Aimee Barnes all secured singles victories. The doubles teams of Democko-Margaux Pope, Best-Abbey Pope and Meredith Roethling-Mollie Catherine...

Wayne Christian netters double up RMA, 6-3

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Christian defeated Rocky Mount Academy 6-3 on Thursday afternoon. Brooke Barfield, Taylor Willman, Elizabeth Sutton and Ally Willman each collected a singles win for the Eagles. The tandems of Barfield-Taylor Willman and Sutton-Ally Willman also prevailed....

Powell gets lone goal in Aycock's road loss at Hunt

WILSON -- Kyle Powell scored Charles B. Aycock's only goal in the second half of a 5-1, non-conference loss Thursday night at Wilson Hunt. The Golden Falcons (5-9-3 overall) play host to Southern Wayne on Oct. 17....

Neal leads Chargers past John Paul II

GREENVILLE -- Cody Neal scored 10 seconds into the game and Wayne Country Day rolled to a 6-0 win Thursday afternoon at John Paul II Catholic High School. Miller Gerrard and Neal finished with two goals apiece. Ramel Carpenter and...

Dogs, Saints play to 1-1 draw

PRINCETON -- Princeton and Southern Wayne played to a 1-1 draw in non-conference action on Thursday evening. Oliver Balderas scored the Bulldogs' goal on an assist from Nathan Woodward. Cesar Benitez scored for the Saints. Princeton entertains Rosewood on Monday,...

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Volleyball: C.B. Aycock d. Southern Wayne 25-23, 25-16 -- Celeste Davis and Alexus Bynum each had five kills for the Golden Falcons (5-13, 4-8 ECC). * Volleyball: Pope John Paul d. Wayne Country Day 25-18, 25-13...

Aycock's Walker defeats teammate for ECC singles crown

Charles B. Aycock teammates Ashton Walker and Katie Gurley walked to the net, and flipped over just one scorecard after an early-match court change. Home 3, Guest 2. Time to panic? Not for Walker. The sophomore, who hadn't dropped a...

ECC 3-A tennis results

Results from the 2012 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' tennis tournament contested at Herman Park: Singles First round: Cierra Moody (Southern Wayne) d. Natalie Dershem (Cleveland) 8-4; Kimber Pender (C.B. Aycock) d. Claire Kennedy (SW) 8-0. Quarterfinals: Ashton Walker (CBA)...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Preps digest: JV sports, NRYFL results

JV sports * Volleyball: C.B. Aycock d. Wilson Beddingfield 25-18, 27-25 -- Celeste Davis led the Golden Falcons with seven kills. C.B. Aycock improved to 4-13 overall. Youth sports Neuse River Football League 12-Under * Mount Olive 33, Goldsboro...

Soccer officiating on a decline in area

Soccer is often called "the beautiful game" when it's played, coached, officiated and observed by fans in the appropriate way. However, when one or all of these factors goes array, soccer can resemble a train wreck. I began covering soccer...

Aycock spikes Beddingfield

WILSON -- C.B. Aycock held off a late rally by Wilson Beddingfield and earned a 25-13, 25-18, 25-27, 25-15 victory Wednesday night. Meredith Burroughs led the Golden Falcons with 17 kills. Madison Mercer added nine kills. Courtney Warner tallied 28...

North Lenoir drops ECC match

FOUR OAKS -- Justin Shimer and Doerico Sutton each recorded a goal and an assist in North Lenoir's 6-3 setback to South Johnston in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play on Tuesday. Oscar Avila converted a second-half penalty kick for the...

Saints fall to South Johnston

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne dropped a pivotal match in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference race with a 3-1 setback against South Johnston on Wednesday night. Billy Gonzales scored the lone Saints' goal. Southern Wayne (8-7-1 overall, 5-5-0 ECC) visits Princeton...

Ayden-Grifton defeats Princeton, 4-1

AYDEN -- Ayden-Grifton jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 4-1 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Princeton on Wednesday night. Vicente Mendez scored the Bulldogs' only goal. Princeton plays host to Southern Wayne today....

Rosewood defeats Goldsboro on soccer pitch

Rosewood scored two early goals and cruised past Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro 4-1 on Wednesday night. Sy Truong scored twice for the Eagles. Jyonte Raynor and Thanh Truong each added one goal in the win. Dee Mabry tallied two...

Trojans split league affair with Barton

WILSON -- Mount Olive's Daisy Thomas scored her third goal in four matches, and fellow freshman Carolin Edenhofner recorded her second consecutive shutout during a 1-0 victory over Conference Carolinas rival Barton College on Wednesday evening. Bulldog goalkeeper Carson...

Warriors carry balanced offense into Aycock game

Eastern Wayne is not what most fans would call a star-studded football team. There is no dynamic running back capable of breaking a long run on any given snap. The passing game is good, but not exactly prolific. Maybe that...

Aycock hangs on, sweeps EW in regular-season play

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock hung on for dear life. Eastern Wayne nearly pulled off an improbable comeback. The Warriors scored two late goals, but the Golden Falcons survived for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night at Hardy Talton Stadium....

Carolina 1-A cross country results

Team scores BOYS Midway -- 26 Rosewood -- 69 Spring Creek -- 75 Goldsboro -- 108 North Duplin -- 130 Princeton -- 145 Top 15 individuals 1. Michael McLamb, M 18:26 2. Caleb Sanders, M 18:36 3. Allen Coor, SC...

Carolina 1-A Conference tennis results

Results from the 2012 Carolina 1-A Conference girls' tennis tournament contested at Herman Park and Southern Wayne High School: Team standings School Points Goldsboro 5 Spring Creek 5 North Duplin 5 Ayden-Grifton 5 Rosewood 0 Singles First round: Jessica Calvert...

Spring Creek's Daniel claims singles crown

DUDLEY -- Wipe the slate clean. Emily Daniel used that sound, self advice well and emerged the Carolina 1-A Conference singles champion on a sun-splashed Wednesday afternoon at Southern Wayne High School. Daniel defeated North Duplin freshman Julisa Quintanilla 6-4,...

Princeton girls take Carolina 1-A cross country meet

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Princeton girls' cross country team has slowly been catching up to Rosewood over the course of the Carolina 1-A Conference season. The Bulldogs finally passed the Eagles at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park on Wednesday...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Preps digest: JV, middle school roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: Spring Creek d. Goldsboro 13-25, 25-12, 25-15 -- The Gators' Lexie Reyes handed out five assists. Veronica Martinez supplied four aces and four kills. * Volleyball: Rosewood d. North Duplin 25-15, 25-21 -- Callie Thornton...

Saints stay in hunt for soccer playoff berth

Southern Wayne was in must-win mode at the Little Big Horn. Following two tough Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference losses, the Saints saw their potential state playoff hopes beginning to slip away. They rallied for a 4-1 victory over Eastern Wayne...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Faye Franklin captured low gross accolades during weekly play at Walnut Creek Country Club. Linda Cannon and Mary Morris secured low net and low putts, respectively....

Spring Creek escapes Rosewood, 5-4, on soccer pitch

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The streak is alive and well. Bryan Soto made sure of it. Soto scored the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute and Spring Creek slipped past Carolina 1-A Conference foe Rosewood 5-4 on Tuesday evening. The Gators...

Cleveland rolls over CBA in soccer

CLEVELAND -- Collin Zacharzuk scored Charles B. Aycock's only goal in a 6-1 loss at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference leader Cleveland on Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons (4-8-3 overall, 3-6-1 ECC) entertain Eastern Wayne tonight....

MOC coaches share "inside scoop" about respective teams

Three voices delivered the same message. Mount Olive College is a jewel slowly transforming into a sparkling diamond in southern Wayne County. The tiny campus is a close-knit community where you know everyone by name. There are no barstools to...

Princeton clinches Carolina 1-A volleyball title outright

PRINCETON -- Kasey Edwards cranked out 10 kills and Princeton secured the Carolina 1-A Conference title outright with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-23 victory over Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs (10-6 overall, 9-0 CC) grabbed the league's No. 1 seed...

Goldsboro extends Spring Creek to 4 sets

Spring Creek turned back Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro 25-9, 26-24, 24-26, 25-17 on Tuesday evening. Rachel McCollum paced the Gators with 13 kills and seven aces. Stormy Westbrook provided seven kills and Olivia Dively finished with six kills. Brandy...

Rosewood sweeps North Duplin in volleyball

CALYPSO -- Rosewood defeated North Duplin 25-12, 25-15, 25-5 in Carolina 1-A Conference play Tuesday evening. The Eagles' Scout Anderson distributed 10 assists and Ellen Morgan provided seven kills and four digs. Anna Ingram added six assists and Crystal Allen...

Eagles' season ends in CCC tournament

WILSON -- Wayne Christian had its season come to a close with a 16-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-18 loss to Community Christian in the first round of the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference tournament Tuesday evening. Senior Katie Caviness finished with 12...

Aycock nets playoff berth at Triton's expense

MOUNT OLIVE -- Charles B. Aycock's bid for its 22nd consecutive dual-team playoff appearance didn't appear in jeopardy until doubles play began Tuesday evening. Triton captured tense affairs on two courts, but the Golden Falcons got the lone point they...

CBA-Triton tennis box

C.B. Aycock 5 Triton 4 Singles: No. 1 Ashton Walker (CBA) d. Jennifer Byrd 6-0, 6-2; No. 2 Katie Gurley (CBA) d. Cailin Goff 7-5, 6-2; No. 3 Rachel Jackson (CBA) d. Caroline Dunham 6-2, 6-0; No. 4 Madison Newton...

Simmons earns medalist honors on home course

Tara Simmons earned medalist honors with a 2-under par 34 and Charles B. Aycock dominated a five-team, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet contested Wednesday afternoon at Lane Tree Golf Club. The Golden Falcons' Madison Aycock finished runner-up to Simmons...

Goldsboro's Baker glad he didn't give up football

One play crosses Joseph Baker's mind nearly every single time he courageously runs a route over the middle. He routinely flashes back to the hit that nearly forced him to walk away from football. It caused him to re-evaluate his...

Misty weather suspends Carolina 1-A tennis tournament

The Carolina 1-A Conference women's tennis singles title, the tournament champion and the final regional-qualifying berth, thanks to Mother Nature, will be decided today. A heavy mist rendered court conditions unplayable and forced suspension of the day's final two matches...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Preps digest: Middle school sports

Middle schools * Volleyball: Norwayne d. Rosewood 20-25, 19-25, 25-12, 25-23, 15-3 -- Norwayne rallied from two sets down to defeat Rosewood on Monday afternoon. Ada Rivera led Rosewood with 10 aces. Norwayne remained unbeaten on the season at 8-0...

Andersson emerges first-day leader at King College Women's Golf Invitational

BRISTOL, Va. -- Emelie Andersson fired a 35 over the back nine, matched a career-best 2-over-par 73 and grabbed a one-shot lead after opening-round play of the King College Women's Golf Invitational. Andersson joined teammates Julie Loennechen and Virginia...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Lane Tree LGA * Barbara Hill claimed game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Lou Ellen Flowers captured low net. Novella Zambelli secured low putts....

Area games postponed, rescheduled

Spring Creek's home match against Carolina 1-A Conference foe Rosewood has been moved to today. Kickoff is 5 p.m. at "The Swamp." Otto Binar has punched in an area-leading 18 goals for the Gators, who are the four-time defending conference...

Monday, October 8, 2012

Prep notebook: Warriors' Williams slows down in game in 2nd half

DUDLEY -- Slow it down. Eastern Wayne quarterback Mitch Pike completed six first-half passes, including touchdown strikes to Deshawn Boudy and Dayshawn Pridgen against Southern Wayne on Friday evening. But the sophomore also threw three interceptions. One pick led...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Local prep digest

Volleyball Bethel Christian 3, Wayne Christian 0 * KINSTON -- Kelsey Kornegay recorded eight kills and two blocks as Wayne Christian concluded regular-season play with a 25-15, 25-20, 25-15 loss against perennial Christian schools power Bethel Christian. Katie Caviness contributed...

Goldsboro shuts out Rosewood

The Cougar Den had a party atmosphere for homecoming on Friday night. A pre-game jam session complete with DJ rang out over the speakers. Shoutouts were read over the public address system from fans to players. There was dancing and...

Rosewood-Goldsboro box

Rosewood 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Goldsboro 14 20 14 6 -- 54 First quarter G -- Malette 92 kick return (McCoy kick), 11:47 G -- Best 2 pass from Murphy (McCoy kick), 3:08 Second quarter G -- Malette...

North Duplin-Princeton box

North Duplin 14 13 0 14 -- 41 Princeton 0 14 0 6 -- 20 First quarter ND -- Royal 9 run (James kick kick), 3:51 ND -- Royal 62 run (James kick), 0:00 Second quarter ND -- Royal 56...

North Duplin outlasts Princeton

PRINCETON - Moments after turning in a performance that is sure to be talked about for years, Tyler Royal refused to get caught up in making history or breaking records. He was already thinking about an encore. North Duplin's senior...

NC prep scores

Albemarle 29, North Rowan 22 Alexander Central 41, Watauga County 19 Apex Middle Creek 30, Morrisville Green Hope 7 Arden Christ School 24, Southlake Christian 17 Ashe County 21, Alleghany County 12 Asheville Roberson 28, Asheville Erwin 21 Ayden-Grifton 70,...

James Kenan-Lakewood box

Lakewood 0 0 0 0 -- 0 James Kenan 7 7 6 6 -- 26 First quarter JK -- Sutton 3 run (Hernandez kick), 6:52 Second quarter JK -- J. Williams 26 pass from Sutton (Villobos kick), 4:12 Third quarter...

Football briefs

staff reports WARSAW -- State-ranked James Kenan forced three turnovers and handed Tri-County 1-A nemesis Lakewood a 26-0 defeat at Bill Taylor Field on Friday evening. The Tigers, who remained No. 2 in the latest Associated Press media poll, recorded...

Eastern Wayne-Southern Wayne box

Eastern Wayne 8 13 6 19 -- 46 So. Wayne 14 0 0 0 -- 14 First quarter SW -- Matthews 34 run (Ponce kick), 8:31 SW -- Matthews 6 run (Ponce kick), 6:37 EW -- Boudy 39 pass from...

Eastern Wayne drops So. Wayne

DUDLEY -- The pre-game fireworks sent blue and gold sparks into the night-time sky over the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex on Friday evening. It was a sign of things to come. Once Eastern Wayne recovered from costly early-game miscues, it...

CB Aycock-Cleveland box

Cleveland 14 0 7 7 -- 28 C.B. Aycock 6 0 0 0 -- 6 First quarter CBA -- Snowden 60 run (kick failed), 2:00 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- C.B. Aycock -- Austin Snowden 19-94, TD; Hooks 12-59; Clark 10-27....

Ayden-Grifton-Spring Creek box

Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Ayden-Grifton 42 14 7 7 -- 70 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Spring Creek -- Terrel Johnson 11-11; DeVante Faison 4-(minus-2); No. 10 -- 1-0. PASSING -- Spring Creek -- Faison 0-7-0 0....

Friday, October 5, 2012

JV football: Goldsboro 34, Rosewood 0

Goldsboro quarterback Nashir Bowden accounted for three touchdowns in a 34-0 win over Rosewood on Thursday evening. Bowden threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns and also had a rushing touchdown. Jordan Woody rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown,...

JV football: Southern Wayne 38, Eastern Wayne 12

Four different Southern Wayne players contributed a touchdown in a 38-12 win on Thursday evening at Eastern Wayne. Tyiarre Allen led the Saints' offense with 143 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Xavier Pearsall added 111 yards on the ground and...

Powell scores lone goal in Aycock loss

PIKEVILLE -- Wilson Beddingfield defeated Charles B. Aycock 3-1 on Thursday night in non-conference play. Kyle Powell scored the Golden Falcons' only goal. Aycock (4-7-3, 3-5-1 ECC) visit Cleveland on Monday....

Saints drop overtime soccer affair at Triton

ERWIN -- Southern Wayne endured a 3-2 loss in overtime on Thursday night at Triton. Cesar Benitez and Ulyses Mendoza each scored for the Saints. Southern Wayne visits Eastern Wayne on Monday....

Greene Central upends Tarboro in EPC action

TARBORO -- Greene Central defeated Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe Tarboro 25-20, 22-25, 25-22, 26-24 on Thursday evening. Courtney Phillips finished with 10 kills for the Rams. Kaitlyn Napier and Casey Herring each added eight kills....

Princeton earns share of Carolina 1-A volleyball title

Princeton picked up a 25-0, 25-13, 25-8 win on Thursday night at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro and assured itself of no less than a tie for the regular-season championship. Taylor Carroll collected six service aces for the Bulldogs. Amber...

Rosewood pushed to five sets by Spring Creek

Rosewood survived for a 25-16, 25-17, 23-25, 20-25, 15-10 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Spring Creek on Thursday evening. Sarah Ford paced the Gators with 16 assists. Rachel McCollum supplied 12 kills and Olivia Martinez had six kills and...

Wayne Christian rolls over Lawrence Academy

Wayne Christian turned back Lawrence Academy 7-2 on Thursday afternoon at Wayne Community College. Brooke Barfield, Taylor Willman, Elizabeth Sutton, Ally Willman and Carla Benton each tallied a singles victory. The doubles teams of Barfield-Taylor Willman and Sutton-Ally Willman also...

Warriors complete unbeaten run in ECC

KINSTON -- Eastern Wayne finished unbeaten in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play with a 9-0 win over North Lenoir on Thursday at Bill Fay Park. Savannah Sutton, Faith Sutton, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dive, Brittney Brinson and Debbie Mitchell each supplied...

Golden Falcons blank Saints in tennis

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock concluded regular-season play with a 9-0 rout of Southern Wayne on Thursday afternoon. Ashton Walker, Katie Gourley, Rachel Jackson, Kimber Pender, Casey Belom and Cassidy Coerver each recorded a singles win for the Golden Falcons....

Goldsboro-Rosewood tennis boxes

Match 1 Goldsboro 9 Rosewood 0 Singles: No. 1 Jessica Calvert (G) d. Rebecca Sass 8-1; No. 2 Cassidy Morris (G) d. Abigale Godwin 8-0; No. 3 Davis Houtzer (G) d. Hollie Williford 8-0; No. 4 Sidney Cox (G) d....

Goldsboro secures Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season crown

Could Goldsboro be better in 2012? Head girls' tennis coach Susan Randolph thought so. And she was right. Bolstered by experience and full of confidence instilled by their coach, the Cougars ended a two-decade title drought Thursday evening on the...

Preps digest: JV, middle school roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Spring Creek 25-10, 25-16 -- Lexie Reyes had two aces and two assists for the Gators. Sarah Ford added two kills. Callie Thornton led the Eagles' attack with four kills. Jordan Martens and...

Warriors, Saints face must-win situation on gridiron

Coaches tend to shy away from putting extra emphasis on one particular game, and contend that each contest has its own importance in some fashion. But county archrivals Eastern Wayne and Southern Wayne just can't avoid the "must-win" scenario when...

Aggressive-minded Aycock too strong for Eastern Wayne

PIKEVILLE -- Stay in attack mode. Don't give the other team any momentum. It's a philosophy Davis Harris has preached to his Charles B. Aycock volleyball team throughout the season. The girls listened Thursday afternoon. Heart-broken from a four-set road...

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Preps digest: Middle school sports

Middle schools * Volleyball: Parrott Academy d. Wayne Country Day 25-14, 25-8; 18-25, 25-9, 25-10 -- Wayne Country day dropped a pair of volleyball matches to Arendell-Parrott Academy on Wednesday afternoon. Olivia Dively led the Chargers with eight kills...

South Johnston escapes C.B. Aycock in overtime

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's playoff hopes were already slim. After Wednesday night, the Golden Falcons' dreams of making the postseason are on life support. Jose Correa and Gorge Munoz each scored in overtime and South Johnston escaped with a...

Panthers' 'D' on shaky ground

A coach once told me, "when a sponge is squeezed what is in it comes out." With a win against the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons hanging in the balance last Sunday, the Carolina Panthers' true colors came out. Rather than attempt...

Golden Falcons fare well in ECC cross country meet

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock dominated both the boys' and girls' races in a three-team, Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference cross country meet Wednesday afternoon. Charles B. Aycock won the boys' race with 18 points. North Lenoir was second as team...

Princeton sweeps Goldsboro

PRINCETON -- Princeton defeated Goldsboro 25-6, 25-8, 25-18 in its annual "Digging for a Cure" contest on Wednesday night. Amber Hill led the Bulldogs with nine kills and five service aces. Savanna Massengill added seven kills and five blocks. Jasmine...

Greene Central dumps SWE

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central jumped out to an early lead and never trailed in a 4-1 win over Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe SouthWest Edgecombe on Wednesday night. Eustachio Rubio led the Rams' offense with two goals. Hugo Sanchez...

North Lenoir thumps Triton

La GRANGE -- North Lenoir boosted its playoff hopes with a 4-1 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Triton on Wednesday night. Justin Shimer, Michael Allred, Oscar Avila and Doerico Sutton each finished with one goal for the Hawks....

Gators collect road shutout

PRINCETON -- Spring Creek scored early and often in a 5-0 win over Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Princeton on Wednesday afternoon. Otto Binar tallied three goals and an assist for the Gators. David Vega added one goal and one assist...

Rosewood soccerstays unbeaten in conference play

AYDEN -- Rosewood scored two goals in the second half and rallied past Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton 3-1 on Wednesday night. Dee Mabry led the Rosewood offense with a goal and an assist. Thanh Truong and Marquel Almontser each...

Trojans take pair from in-state foe

MOUNT OLIVE -- Alex Bosch notched the eventual game-winning goal and Mount Olive College rallied past in-state foe Chowan University, 4-3, at Amon Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Braves (2-8-0 overall) grabbed a 1-0 lead and kept the advantage...

Cleveland doubles up Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Cleveland never backed down. Southern Wayne let an early lead get away and suffered a 2-1 loss on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference soccer scene Wednesday night. The Rams remained unbeaten in league play. "Cleveland is a good...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Preps digest: JV, middle school roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Goldsboro 25-18, 25-14 -- Jordan Martens supplied four assists for the Eagles (16-2 overall, 6-1 CC). Emily Brock had three aces. * Volleyball: Ayden-Grifton d. Spring Creek 25-11, 25-18 -- Lexie Reyes finished...

Wayne Christian soccer emerges victorious on senior day

Fatigue could have played a role. Senior day emotions could have been a factor, too. But once Wayne Christian's offense clicked into gear, Cresset Christian had no answer on the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference boys' soccer scene Tuesday afternoon. Chris...

Warriors turn back county foe

Eastern Wayne used the emotion of senior night to overcome a slow start and rallied for a 16-25, 25-16, 25-9, 25-11 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Southern Wayne on Tuesday night. The victory was the Warriors first in...

Chargers boot Oakwood on soccer pitch

Wayne Country Day scored three second-half goals to rally for a 3-1 win over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A foe Oakwood on Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers trailed 1-0 at halftime before Thomas Kierski's penalty kick tied the game at 1-1. Ramel...

Princeton rolls past North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Carolina 1-A Conference leader Princeton needed just three sets to earn a 25-11, 25-7, 25-14 win on Tuesday evening at North Duplin. Kasey Edwards collected nine kills, while Amber Hill supplied six kills and seven aces. Tori Paul...

Rams defeat SW Edgecombe

PINETOPS -- Greene Central picked up a 25-23, 25-10, 22-25, 26-24 win on Tuesday evening at Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe SouthWest Edgecombe. Jordan Sutton led the Rams with seven kills. Paige Chase had five aces....

WCDS extends Freedom Christian to 4 sets

Freedom Christian defeated Wayne Country Day 25-11, 25-22, 26-28, 25-20 in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference match Tuesday evening. Rachel Uzzell paced the Chargers with 16 assists. Sarah Crooks finished with 11 digs. Jessica Zhou added nine digs and...

Eagles drop three-set affair to Oakwood

GREENVILLE -- Wayne Christian suffered a 25-17, 25-12, 25-17 loss on Tuesday evening at Oakwood. Katie Kaviness led the Eagles with eight digs, six assists and three kills. Kelsey Kornegay added eight kills. Jennifer Potts provided seven digs and Reagan...

Gators sweep Chargers in Carolina 1-A volleyball

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek turned back Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Ayden-Grifton 25-20, 25-17, 25-12 on Tuesday evening. Sarah Ford distributed 22 assists to go with four aces. Rachel McCollum added 15 kills and Olivia Martinez added six kills. Spring...

Southern Wayne defeats North Lenoir in tennis

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne easily put away Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir 8-1 on Tuesday afternoon. Hope Jones, Taylor Davis, Mollianne Kennedy, Hope Rose, Claire Kennedy and Cierra Moody each recorded a singles victory for the Saints. The...

Trojan men capture Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate championship

MOC Sports Information MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Three Trojans fired under-par scores Tuesday and helped Mount Olive post its second-lowest team score in school history en route to the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate men's golf tournament championship. Freshman Sebastian Anderson matched...

Barnes flourishes in Kenan's option offense

Buddy Ryan once said of Hall of Fame receiver Chris Carter, "All he does is catch touchdowns." Ryan would love James Kenan quarterback Dominique Barnes. All he does is throw touchdowns. Through six games Barnes has completed nine passes, five...

Rosewood snaps two-game skid in volleyball

Rosewood desperately needed to get back on track. Goldsboro is still learning to believe it belongs. The Eagles shook off a pair of back-to-back Carolina 1-A Conference losses from last week with a 25-17, 25-12, 25-12 win over the Cougars...

Eastern Wayne puts finishing touches on ECC tennis crown

The title run is complete. The Eastern Wayne women's tennis team put the finishing touches on its first Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season dual-team championship since 2010 with a 7-2 triumph over Triton on Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors have...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wayne Christian-Greenfield tennis box

Wayne Christian 7 Greenfield 2 Singles: No. 1 Brooke Barfield (WCS) d. Kenan Barnes 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Taylor Willman (WCS) d. Courtney Williams 6-2, 6-4; No. 3 Elizabeth Sutton (WCS) d. Blake Lantz 6-3, 6-0; No. 4 Ally Willman...

Wayne Christian nets quality non-conference win

Wayne Christian varsity girls' tennis coach Dana Willman wasn't so sure about allowing her team to play doubles first against Greenfield on Monday afternoon. Her worries quickly vanished. The Eagles emerged victorious on two of three courts and eventually claimed...

Preps digest: JV, middle school roundup

JV sports * Volleyball: Eastern Wayne d. Spring Creek 25-19, 20-25, 25-20 -- Sydney Ocker led Spring Creek with three kills. Alisha Gordon added two kills for the Gators. Spring Creek will host Ayden-Grifton tonight. Middle schools * Volleyball:...

Wayne Christian volleyball sweeps Grace-Sanford

Wayne Christian dominated from the opening serve in a 25-17, 25-6, 25-14 win over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Grace of Sanford on Monday night. Katie Isenhower led the Eagles with 11 aces and six kills. Kelsey Kornegay added eight...

Warriors spike their way past Gators

Eastern Wayne overcame a slow start and held off Spring Creek 23-25, 25-20, 25-15, 23-25, 15-9 on Monday afternoon. Sarah Ford tallied 19 assists for the Gators. Olivia Martinez led Spring Creek with nine kills. Spring Creek plays host to...

Spring Creek stops Ayden-Grifton in tennis

AYDEN -- Spring Creek earned a 6-3 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Ayden-Grifton on Monday afternoon. Emily Daniel, Anna Haggerty, Tara Davis and Magen Jones each won their respective singles match for the Gators. The tandems of Daniel-Haggerty and...

Golden Falcons double up Hunt

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock earned a hard-fought 6-3 victory over Wilson Hunt on Monday afternoon. Ashton Walker, Katie Gurley, Kimber Pender and Cassidy Coerver each won their respective singles match for the Golden Falcons. The pairings of Walker-Gurley and...

Greene Central falls to Beddingfield

WILSON -- Beddingfield's stout defense held up throughout a 2-0 shutout of Eastern Plains 2-A rival Greene Central on Monday night. Greene Central fell to 3-4-1 in EPC play and 4-5-2 overall. The Rams play host to SouthWest Edgecombe on...

Grace-Sanford defeats Wayne Christian in soccer

SANFORD -- Carolina Christian 1-A Conference leader Grace of Sanford built an early 2-0 lead and earned a 5-1 victory over Wayne Christian on Monday night. Austin Howell scored the Eagles' lone goal off a corner kick by Baron Wise....

Princeton's Balderas scores twice against Goldsboro

Princeton earned a 4-1 win over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro on Monday evening. Oliver Balderas led the Bulldogs with two goals. Vicente Mendez and Jose Morales each added on goal in the victory. Brad Barnes recorded an assist. Will...

North Lenoir cruises past CBA in ECC soccer

La GRANGE -- North Lenoir scored early and often in a 5-1 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Charles B. Aycock on Monday night. Michael Allred led the Hawks with one goal and one assist. Doerico Sutton tallied two...

League-leading Cleveland too much for EW

Eastern Wayne head boys' soccer coach Jorg Wagner remains hopeful that his team can win an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference game this season. Midway through the first half against Cleveland on Monday night, it became apparent that first ECC win...

Spring Creek turns back Ayden-Grifton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's fast-paced offense met Ayden-Grifton's slow-down defense in a contrast of styles on the soccer pitch on Monday night. The Gators got the better end of the matchup and scored a 2-1 victory to remain unbeaten...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Prep notebook: Murphy unintentionally flirts with state record book

Goldsboro High quarterback Julius Murphy unintentionally flirted with the N.C. High School Athletic Association football record book Friday evening. He spread his 15 completions and career-high 271 yards among six different receivers during a 41-18 win over North Duplin....

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Libby Newsome claimed game-of-the-week honors on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Teresa Shearin won low gross (78) and low net (69). Linda Watson captured low putts....

Cooper has coming out party for East Carolina

GREENVILLE -- Keeping their stable of running backs healthy has been a concern among Conference USA football coaches this season. East Carolina is no exception. The Pirates lost Reggie Bullock on the game's first play, but Vintavious Cooper compensated for...

Akigawa, Thompson emerge top MOC runners at Greater Louisville Classic

MOC Sports Information LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Mount Olive competed against some of the best cross country runners at all NCAA levels during the Greater Louisville Classic contested at Tom Sawyer State Park. Freshman Aki Kitagawa placed 48th out of 362...