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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rosewood's Quillen must keep focus while on the mat

Nick Quillen has reached the pinnacle of his sport. The trick now is to stay there. The Rosewood High senior grappler carries the bulls-eye on his back after capturing the 120-pound gold medal during the 2012 N.C. High School Athletic...

Bulldogs' maturity paying dividends

As the stage has grown bigger each week during Princeton's run through the postseason, so too have the performances turned in by the Bulldogs. The stakes grow even higher for Princeton on Friday when it travels to Plymouth in the...

Saints' Cox signs NLI with Gardner-Webb

Each time Southern Wayne catcher Ashton Cox either blocked a pitch behind the plate or stepped into the batter's box to hit last season, he'd look into left center field toward the jersey that honored the late Kevin Wise. Cox...

County grapplers open season in Turkey Classic

Wrestlers from three county schools might shy away from the turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving, but they enjoyed a different feast Tuesday evening. Rivals Eastern Wayne, Rosewood and Charles B. Aycock dined on takedowns, reversals, nearfalls and pins during the...

Simmons, Walker named ECC players-of-the-year in respective sports

By RUDY COGGINS News-Argus Sports Editor Charles B. Aycock senior Tara Simmons and sophomore Ashton Walker were named the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference player-of-the-year in women's golf and women's tennis, respectively, for the fall sports season. Simmons led the Golden...

James Kenan doesn't want another shootout

Ken Avent Jr. did not want his team to get into a shootout with Red Springs last Friday night. But the Tigers did just that and won 68-41 -- their best offensive performance of the season. Heading into the N.C....

Southern Wayne girls rout Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE -- Southern Wayne used stifling defense to take down Jacksonville 48-29 on Tuesday night. The Saints tallied 20 steals as a team in the win. Cierra Thompson led the Saints with 14 points and eight steals. Zarra Atkins added...

Richardson, Holloman lead Warriors on the road

HAVELOCK -- Malik Richardson notched a double-double and Eastern Wayne launched its 2012-13 season with a 70-62, non-conference triumph over Havelock. Richardson tallied 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for the Warriors, who triumphed in Glen Darden's head coaching...

Goldsboro-RM Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Rocky Mt. Prep 18 22 23 23 -- 86 Goldsboro 9 9 10 22 -- 50 ROCKY MOUNT PREP Aaron Oates 3 0 1-3 7, Donte Samuels 3 1 4-5 13, Jacob Barrett 4 0 9-12 17, Isiah Armstrong...

Rocky Mount Prep-Goldsboro boys

Russell Stephens knows nothing in high school basketball is decided in November. After a 36-point, season-opening home loss, Stephens also knows his team has plenty of work to do. Goldsboro struggled to match Rocky Mount Prep's blistering pace in an...

Preps digest: JV, middle school sports

JV sports * Boys' basketball: Goldsboro 81, Rocky Mount Prep 40 -- Kisheem Faison led the Cougars (1-0 overall) with 18 points. Andre Castille scored 13 points and Daktavius Wheeler added 12 points. Eric Bufkin scored 11 points. *...

Sauls leads Aycock's effort in the pool

The Golden Falcons girls, the reigning ECC team champions, piled up 104.5 points in their eight-team portion of the marathon event. Savannah Sauls claimed first-place honors in the 200 free (2:13.33) and qualified for the regionals with a meet-best performance...

Cougars turn up defensive heat, roll past RM Prep

Goldsboro scored 18 consecutive points in the second quarter to break open a close game in a season-opening, 66-23 win over visiting Rocky Mount Prep on Tuesday evening. The Cougars turned up their defensive pressure in the second quarter and...

Hunt hands CBA first loss of the season

PIKEVILLE -- Wilson Hunt used a big second quarter to pull away from Charles B. Aycock in a 47-24 victory on Tuesday night. Brianna Pate let the Hunt attack with 12 points. Myleah Jones scored eight points for C.B. Aycock....

Warriors tip off season with road win

HAVELOCK -- Eastern Wayne won its first game of the season with a 64-34 win over Havelock on Tuesday night. Tamiya Dortch led the Warriors with 13 points. Elondia Grant added 11 points and Tianna Christopher finished with 10. Eastern...

Wayne Christian girls defeat Terra Ceia

PANTEGO -- Wayne Christian played stellar defense in a 38-23 win over Terra Ceia Christian on Tuesday night. Kelsey Kornegay led the Eagles with 12 points and eight rebounds. Brooke Barfield added 11 points and eight boards. Katie Isenhower finished...

Raynor pumps in 24 points, Eagles stop Panthers

KENLY -- Rosewood got a big night from Jyonte Raynor en route to a 60-39 win over North Johnston on Tuesday night. Raynor led the Eagles with 24 points. Zach Barnes added 12 points for the Eagles. Rosewood (1-0 overall)...

WCDS boys dominate Wilson Christian

Wayne Country Day got its offense rolling early in a 92-55, non-conference win over Wilson Christian on Tuesday night. Lee Atkinson led the Chargers with 22 points. Deshar Thomas added 20 points and Kris Coley finished with 15. Joel Davis...

Wayne Christian boys break into win column

PANTEGO -- Wayne Christian earned its first win of the season with a 56-40 triumph over Terra Ceia on Tuesday night. Tyler Lacerda led the Eagles with 16 points. Dylan Smith added 14 points and six rebounds. David Swets finished...

Southern Wayne grapples with Hunt

WILSON -- Six Southern Wayne grapplers emerged victorious during a season-opening, 48-33 dual-team loss to perennial Class 3-A power Wilson Hunt on Tuesday evening. Heavyweight Deonta Hayes, 106-pounder Noah Blackmon, 152-pounder Okhanye Wallace and 182-pounder Chris Brinson each pinned their...

CBA varsity boys off to 2-0 start

PIKEVILLE -- C.B. Aycock earned its second win in as many nights with a 55-54 triumph over Wilson Hunt on Tuesday evening. Cameron Johnson led the Golden Falcons with 13 points. Michael Williams added 12 points in the win. A.J....

Walnut Creek LGA news

Faye Franklin seized low putts during weekly play contested on the picturesque Walnut Creek Country Club links. Hiromi Sueki and Mary Morris claimed low gross and low net, respectively....

Saints' Davis leads regional-qualifying parade

Chad Davis hasn't lost his stroke. The reigning Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference male swimmer-of-the-year, Davis returned to the Family Y pool Tuesday evening and posted two eastern regional-qualifying times in season-opening action. Davis, a senior at Southern Wayne, churned through...