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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Local opinion: Kornegay Krazies needed at every home game

Minutes after Mount Olive's 83-67 win over archrival Barton last February inside a raucous Kornegay Arena, former Trojans' forward Craig Hayes said, "When the crowd is in it after you hit a shot or even after you make a turnover...

Season-ending loss in 2012 drives MOC softball team

Backpack in hand, Mount Olive College head softball coach Jaime Kylis remembers following her team off the field in heart-breaking fashion during the 2012 Conference Carolinas tournament. The Trojans entered the double-elimination event as the favorite. They made a suprising...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Boys' basketball: Eastern Wayne 71, Southern Wayne 56 -- Jaylin Thomas led the Warriors with 17 points and eight rebounds. Darrian Applewhite added 12 points and Dameko Artis tallied 11 markers in the win. Eastern Wayne...

Southern Wayne comes back, grinds out ECC boys' win

In a game that was ugly from the opening tip, Southern Wayne did enough to win. The Saints finished the game on a 9-2 run and outlasted Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference archrival Eastern Wayne 68-60 on Tuesday night. The teams...

Rosewood boys stay in Carolina 1-A title chase

PRINCETON -- Rosewood continues to keep pace in the Carolina 1-A Conference, while Princeton has a hole to climb out of that is growing larger with every loss. After turning in a less-than-pleasing performance against North Duplin on Monday night,...

Tuesday's prep basketball boxes

BOYS Rosewood 18 19 17 13 -- 67 Princeton 12 16 11 9 -- 48 ROSEWOOD (13-3, 4-1 CC) Josh Davis 2 3 1-4 14, Dee Mabry 3 3 0-0 15, Victor Jenkins 2 0 0-0 4, Jyonte Raynor 9...

Cleveland clinches ECC crown at Eastern Wayne's expense

CLAYTON -- Cleveland clinched its second consecutive Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season championship with a 59-14 decision over Eastern Wayne on Tuesday evening. The Rams (21-6, 5-0) earned the league's No. 1 seed for the NCHSAA dual-team playoffs and eliminated...

Aycock matmen easily defeat county rival on senior night

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock emerged victorious in seven of eight individual contested matches and celebrated senior night with a 66-18 triumph over county and Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Southern Wayne on Tuesday evening. Seniors Jordan Bailey, Broc Doyle,...

Quillen ties county career-win mark

FOUR OAKS -- Nick Quillen tied the Wayne County record for career victories and Rosewood swept a three-team, non-conference meet at South Johnston on Tuesday evening. Quillen, a senior 132-pounder, scored a third-period technical fall over Triton's Hunter Young for...

Faith Christian stops NCCSA foe Trinity-Greenville

Aaron Hill poured in 32 points and pulled down 15 rebounds as Faith Christian defeated N.C. Christian Schools Association foe Trinity Christian of Greenville 66-53 on Tuesday night. Richard Sasser scored 14 points for the Conquerors. Faith plays host to...

Freedom Christian, WCDS boys engage in CPIC slugfest

FAYETTEVILLE -- Lee Atkinson poured in 30 points but it wasn't enough as Wayne Country Day fell 96-81 on Tuesday night at Coastal Plains Independent 1-A foe Freedom Christian. Deshar Thomas finished with 18 points for the Chargers and Joel...

Northwood boys roll past Wayne Christian

FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Christian endured a 70-17 loss on Tuesday night at Northwood Temple. Chris Easom led the Eagles with nine points. David Swets added six points, seven rebounds and five blocks. Wayne Christian (1-17 overall, 0-10 CCC) plays host...

North Pitt edges Greene Central boys, 63-62

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central came up just short in a 63-62 loss to Eastern Plains 2-A Conference opponent North Pitt on Tuesday night. Brandon Belcher led the Rams with 13 points. Javan Rozelle provided nine points. Greene Central (3-15...

North Duplin boys notch first league win of season

CALYPSO -- North Duplin outscored Spring Creek 30-16 in the second half of a 58-47 win on Tuesday night. Tyler Royal led the Rebels with 23 points. Cody Ivey and Savon Scott both finished with nine points. Logan Scott scored...

Golden Falcons upend Rams in ECC boys' action

CLAYTON -- Charles B. Aycock slipped past Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Cleveland 40-38 on Tuesday night. Michael Williams paced the Golden Falcons with 12 points and eight rebounds. Shakel Powell supplied 11 points and A.J. Mundle had nine points...

Wayne Christian girls triumph in CCC play

FAYETTEVILLE -- Brooke Barfield scored 19 points to lead Wayne Christian to a 38-30 win on Tuesday evening at Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Northwood Temple. Kelsey Kornegay contributed eight points and 15 rebounds for the Eagles. Katie Isenhower added...

Goldsboro girls stay perfect in Carolina 1-A play

Goldsboro survived the "danger game." Freshman Tyona Moses paced three players in double figures with 17 points and Goldsboro handed Ayden-Grifton a 55-25 defeat in a Carolina 1-A Conference contest at Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on Tuesday evening. Senior...

MOC men's volleyball team sweeps Coker

MOUNT OLIVE -- Alex Rivero and Renzo Rossato combined for 11 of Mount Olive's 17 service aces during a 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 triumph over Conference Carolinas men's volleyball foe Coker (S.C.) College on Tuesday evening. Rivero pounded out 10...

Rosewood girls knock off archrival Princeton

PRINCETON -- Rosewood used a solid defensive effort to turn back Princeton 53-36 on Tuesday evening. The Eagles effectively used their 2-3 zone scheme to deny the Bulldogs the ability to penetrate off the dribble and took away entry passes...

EW girls now 8-0 against ECC opposition

Eastern Wayne turned up the pressure in the second half and rolled past Southern Wayne 71-41 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference basketball scene on Tuesday night. The Warriors improved to 19-1 overall and 8-0 in ECC play. "Our number...

C.B. Aycock girls turn back Cleveland

CLAYTON -- Charles B. Aycock defeated Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent Cleveland 33-26 on Tuesday evening. Lauren Butler and Taylor Daniels both scored 11 points for the Golden Falcons. Aycock (7-11 overall, 4-3 ECC) plays host to Eastern Wayne on...

Spring Creek girls snap skid

CALYPSO -- Spring Creek picked up its first win of the season on Tuesday evening with a 28-23 victory at North Duplin. Alyssa Borja led the Gators with 12 points. Shaily McCarty paced the Rebels with six points and Deja...

Best just misses double-double for WCDS girls

FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Country Day picked up a 57-47 win on Tuesday evening at Coastal Plains Independent 1-A foe Freedom Christian. Sarah Best finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Chargers. Hannah Pearson supplied 14 points...

Goldsboro survives shaky third quarter, beats A-G

Goldsboro survived what could have been a disastrous third quarter and stayed unbeaten on the Carolina 1-A Conference boys' basketball scene Tuesday evening. Senior Damarian Henderson spearheaded a balanced offensive attack with 14 points in a 69-56 conquest of Ayden-Grifton...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Girls' basketball: Epiphany 13, Wayne Country Day 10 -- Anna Allen and Olivia Dively each scored three points for Wayne Country Day. The Chargers fell to 1-8 overall. Middle schools * Boys' basketball: Wayne Country Day...

Mitchell: Rosewood's effort should have been better

A win is a win. Or so it would seem. Rosewood head coach Daniel Mitchell felt that his team suffered losses in some aspects during its 78-61 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference boys' basketball foe North Duplin on Monday evening....

Rosewood-NDuplin boxes

BOYS North Duplin 16 8 12 25 -- 61 Rosewood 23 15 19 21 -- 78 NORTH DUPLIN (1-16, 0-4) Cody Ivey 4 0 3-4 11, James Britt 0 1 0-0 3, Charlie Holloman 0 0 0-0 0, Darius Boyette...

Friendship Christian defeats Faith Christian girls

RALEIGH -- Friendship Christian used as 13-2 run in the fourth quarter to put away N.C. Christian Schools Association foe Faith Christian 46-28 on Monday night. Hannah Stocks led the Conquerors with nine points. Molly Roebuck added seven points in...

Rosewood girls now 3-1 in league play

Rosewood logged 21 team assists and collected 25 steals defensively in an 81-17 triumph over North Duplin on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Monday evening. Freshman Lexi Mercer emerged the Eagles' top scorer with 23 points. Holly Heath contributed 13...

Pearson, Best lead WCDS girls to road win

Wayne Country Day got a big offensive night from its most productive duo in a 45-33 win over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Epiphany on Monday night. Hannah Pearson scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Sarah Best finished...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

MOC men's volleyball team tops Lees-McRae

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive fell from the unbeaten ranks overall, but remained perfect on the Conference Carolinas men's volleyball scene Saturday evening. The Trojans dispatched in-state archrival Lees-McRae 25-22, 24-26, 25-21, 25-21 after suffering a four-set...

Limestone uses 2nd-half run to defeat Trojan women

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive exchanged punches with Conference Carolinas co-leader Limestone for more than 20 minutes on Saturday afternoon. One devastating five-minute stretch changed all of that. The No. 22-ranked Saints used a 14-0, second-half run to defeat the...

MOC men knock off Limestone

MOUNT OLIVE -- At one point in the second half, Limestone head coach Brandon Scott yelled out to his starting center Phillip Moultrie. "Get points, that is all we care about," Scott shouted. Scott would have been better served yelling...

Jovan Williams plays in Aztec Bowl

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Goldsboro native Javon Williams provided a rushing touchdown and the All-American Eagles rolled to a 49-26 victory over ONEFA All-Stars during the 40th annual Aztec Bowl. A sophomore at Livingstone College, Williams rambled for a 26-yard...

Goldsboro boys starting to find identity with Stephens

The wait for the official announcement naming Russell Stephens as the next varsity boys' basketball coach at Goldsboro High School seemed to drag on forever. Perhaps it is fitting that the process of the Cougars finding their footing and discovering...

CBA grapplers dump No. Nash, falls to New Bern

RED OAK -- Charles B. Aycock continued its season-long dominance over Big East 3-A teams and battled a future Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A foe during a three-team wrestling meet contested at Northern Nash. The Golden Falcons (25-5 overall) cranked out...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Rosewood's Quillen gets career win No. 200

"200 wins baby!" shouted Rosewood wrestlers as Nick Quillen unbuckled his head gear and walked off the mat Thursday evening. The senior had started his own exclusive club. Quillen became the first-ever Eagle in program history to reach 200 career...

MOC women lose lead, ease past Crusaders

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive did just enough to pick up a pivotal Conference Carolinas victory on Thursday evening. Knocking off the conference leader Saturday will require a lot more. The Trojan women's basketball team saw a 12-point first half...

MOC men defeat Belmont Abbey

MOUNT OLIVE -- Five days after its five-game winning streak was snapped, the Mount Olive College mens' basketball team took the hardwood with every intention of regaining its momentum. The Trojans delivered a 79-74 victory over Conference Carolinas foe Belmont...

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Wayne Christian 28, Faith Christian 22 -- Georgia Parnell led the Eagles with 11 points and Kasey Norris added 10. Wayne Christian entertains Cape Fear Christian on Monday....

Area games cancelled, rescheduled

Some basketball contests have been rescheduled. Rosewood entertains Carolina 1-A Conference rival North Duplin on Monday. The varsity girls tip off at 6 p.m. Four conference matchups are next Wednesday. Goldsboro, the Carolina leader in boys' and girls' basketball, is...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wrestling box scores

Princeton 60 Lejeune 14 170 -- Patrick Norris (P) wbf Luke Boes, 5:13; 182 -- Brent Odham (P) by forfeit; 195 -- double forfeit; 220 -- Skylar Shields (P) by forfeit; Hwt -- Matt Peedin (P) by forfeit; 106 --...

Wayne Country Day/Trinity-Fayetteville boys

Wayne Country Day had the opportunity to stand toe-to-toe with a state-ranked opponent on Wednesday night. The lessons learned may prove to be more valuable than the result. Second-ranked Trinity Christian of Fayetteville scored on critical possessions down the stretch...

WCDS-Trinity of Fayetteville box scores

BOYS Trinity-Fayetteville 8 16 21 18 -- 63 Wayne Country Day 18 8 15 9 -- 50 TRINITY-FAYETTEVILLE (15-6) Shyheim Wilson 0 0 2-2 2, TJ Dean 2 1 0-0 7, Dennis Smith Jr. 5 2 0-0 16, Josh Smith...

Neuse Charter boys roll past North Duplin

CALYPSO -- North Duplin fell behind by 20 points in the first half and never recovered in a 72-25 beating by Neuse Charter on Wednesday night. Daron Goodman emerged the lone Rebel in double figures with 10 points. North Duplin...

CBA matmen turn back Triton

ERWIN -- Senior Charlie Mills returned to the lineup, provided some energy and Charles B. Aycock squeezed past Triton, 46-33, in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference action Wednesday evening. Mills, who has dealt with back issues most of the season, pinned...

Defending NCISAA 1-A champ defeats WCDS girls

Defending N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A state champion Trinity Christian of Fayetteville turned back Wayne Country Day 48-25 in non-conference play on Wednesday evening. De'aira Smith paced the Conquerors with 20 points and Chrishelle Smith supplied 16 points...

North Duplin girls get 2nd win of season

CALYPSO -- North Duplin swept the season series from Neuse Charter with a 41-24 victory on Wednesday night. Jordan Jones led the Rebels with 15 points. Shaily McCarty added 13 points in the win. North Duplin (2-14 overall) visits Rosewood...

Cougar grapplers learn lessons in tri-meet

Goldsboro missed two wrestlers and surrendered numerous forfeits during a non-conference tri-meet against Lejeune and Princeton on Wednesday evening. The Cougars learned a few things, too. Lejeune swept all three contested matches and handed Goldsboro a 39-24 loss. Princeton logged...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Eastern Wayne matmen pin county rival

DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne captured seven individual victories and rolled past county rival Southern Wayne, 53-20, on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference scene Tuesday evening. The Warriors (10-10 overall) improved to 3-1 in the ECC. Craig Smith, Darrian Adkins,...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Boys' basketball: Goldsboro 75, Rosewood 35 -- Andre Castille and Nashir Bowden each scored 16 points for the Cougars. Eric Bufkin contributed 10 points. Goldsboro visits Spring Creek on Friday. * Boys' basketball: Eastern Wayne 53,...

Goldsboro boys top Rosewood, stay perfect in league play

Goldsboro didn't just claim sole possession of first place in the Carolina 1-A Conference on Tuesday night. The Cougars did it in dominating fashion. Goldsboro used its size and tenacious ball pressure to overpower Rosewood in a 78-51 rout inside...

Tuesday's prep basketball boxes

BOYS Rosewood 11 9 17 15 -- 51 Goldsboro 18 18 15 27 -- 78 ROSEWOOD (11-3, 2-1 CC) Josh Davis 2 2 0-0 10, Dee Mabry 1 0 4-4 6, Zack Barnes 1 2 0-0 8, Victor Jenkins 4...

Jetton scores ace at GMGC

'Deno' Jetton recorded his third career hole-in-one at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Jetton used a 5-wood to ace the 175-yard, No. 7 layout. Calvin Larkins and Wilbert Givins witnessed the feat....

Hill scores 24 in Faith Christian's road defeat

WILSON -- Faith Christian endured a 66-47 loss on Tuesday night at N.C. Christian Schools Association foe Wilson Christian. Aaron Hill scored 24 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for the Conquerors. Faith (9-10 overall) travels to Raleigh Christian on...

Triton boys upend Southern Wayne

ERWIN -- Triton held off Southern Wayne for a 69-63 win in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Tuesday night. The Saints' Ronnell Outlaw led all scorers with 23 points to go with five steals. Angelo Burden contributed 12 points and...

Princeton boys turn back North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Princeton opened up a 40 point lead by halftime and cruised to a 74-39 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin Tuesday night. Michael Wooten finished with 16 points for the Bulldogs. Colby Norris added 14 points...

WCDS girls drop CPIC road game

Wayne Country Day came up short in a 33-31 loss to Coastal Plains Independent 1-A newcomer Pope John Paul on Tuesday evening. Sarah Best led the Chargers with 15 points and Bailee Creger had five. Wayne Country Day (4-9 overall...

Wilson Christian girls too strong for Faith Christian

WILSON -- Wilson Christian defeated Faith Christian 52-31 in a N.C. Christian Schools Association game Tuesday evening. Abigail Pierce scored eight points for the Conquerors in the loss. Tiffany Hoskins provided seven points and Meredith Mooring had six....

Triton girls slip past Southern Wayne

ERWIN -- Triton slipped past Southern Wayne for a 42-38 victory in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Zaria Atkins led the Saints with 22 points. Sharonne Maultsby supplied nine points. Southern Wayne (9-7 overall, 3-3 CC) plays host...

Massengill leads Princeton girls

CALYPSO -- Princeton rolled past Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin 52-17 on Tuesday evening. Savanna Massengill led the Bulldogs with 20 points. Kelsey Peedin had 13 points. Deja Aycock scored 10 points for the Rebels. North Duplin (1-14 overall,...

EW girls stay unbeaten in ECC 3-A action

CLAYTON -- Eastern Wayne improved to 7-0 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play with a 52-48 win over Cleveland on Tuesday evening in New Hope. Further details were not available. The Warriors (18-1 overall) play host to Southern Wayne on...

Golden Falcon girls cruise past Hawks

LAGRANGE -- Charles B. Aycock scored the final eight points of the game and cruised past North Lenoir on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference basketball scene on Tuesday night. The Golden Falcons (6-11 overall, 3-3 ECC) opened up a double-digit...

Moses scores 29, Goldsboro girls roll

Tyona Moses poured in 29 points and Goldsboro pulled away from Rosewood for a 57-41 victory on Tuesday evening. The Cougars improved to 3-0 in Carolina 1-A Conference play and are now 33-0 all-time against league opponents during the regular...

ECC swim results

Results from the 2013 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference men's and women's swim/diving championships contested at B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Family Y on Tuesday evening. NOTE: Individual event winners earned all-ECC honors. BOYS Team standings 1. Eastern Wayne 107 2....

Warrior boys, Cleveland girls claim ECC swim team titles

Eastern Wayne's boys pulled off a surprise. Cleveland's girls used their depth. And each emerged a team champion during the season-ending Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference swim meet contested at B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Family Y on Tuesday evening. The...

CBA boys even ECC hoops worksheet at 3-3

La GRANGE -- What a difference five days can make. North Lenoir stood undefeated in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play and on top of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' basketball standings. Charles B. Aycock was struggling and at risk...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Goldsboro's big men too much for Spartans

ROSE HILL -- Goldsboro's inside tandem of Damarian Henderson and Lonzia Tyson are starting to figure out the offense. That could be bad news for the Cougars' next eight opponents. Henderson logged a double-double and Tyson held a personal block...

Goldsboro-Union box

Goldsboro 13 18 13 25 -- 69 Union 17 8 10 3 -- 38 GOLDSBORO (9-6) Jalin Sprueill 1 0 0-0 2, Myron Carmon 2 1 2-3 9, Julius Murphy 3 1 0-0 9, Rasheen Artis 3 0 0-0 6,...

Warrior grapplers finish 2-1 at South Lenoir

DEEP RUN -- Eastern Wayne scrapped with an old nemesis and upended a county rival during a non-conference, four-team meet contested at South Lenoir High School. The Warriors dropped a 51-25 decision to former Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe...

Monday, January 21, 2013

Local digest

JV sports * Boys' basketball: Wayne Country Day 75, Greenfield 50 -- Tyrique McClain led six Chargers in double figures with 17 points. Jacob Magera scored 13. Jason Jones and Corey Carpenter supplied 12 points apiece. Tony Townsend and Preston...

MOC indoor track shines at WSSU

MOC Sports Information WINSTON-SALEM -- Dylan Lafond surpassed his own school record, Jaynell Brown established a program-best mark and Ronnie Sturgill eclipsed a personal time during the Winston-Salem State Open contested at Winston-Salem State University on Sunday afternoon. Lafond bested...

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Boys' basketball C.B. Aycock 67, Triton 62 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock upset defending Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season champion Triton, 67-62, in overtime on Friday evening. A.J. Mundle led the way for the Golden Falcons with 17 points...

Eagles turn back Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood has the look of team built to contend for a Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season championship. Now the Eagles can turn their attention to a pivotal showdown with an annual contender for the league title. Josh Davis,...

prep basketball boxes

BOYS Rosewood 8 19 25 22 -- 74 Spring Creek 6 10 13 5 -- 34 ROSEWOOD (11-2, 2-0 CC) Josh Davis 6 0 3-6 15, Dee Mabry 6 1 0-0 15, Zack Barnes 0 2 0-0 6, Victor Jenkins...

Mount Olive volleyball remains undefeated

MOUNT OLIVE -- The perfect season continues. But Mount Olive's three-set sweep of Conference Carolinas men's volleyball newcomer Erskine (S.C.) College was hardly flawless Saturday afternoon. The Trojans overcame second- and third-set deficits, and sank the Flying Fleet 25-21, 25-20,...

Goldsboro knocks off Princeton

PRINCETON -- Goldsboro needed to find its footing after having a week off. Princeton tried everything it could to slow the Cougars down, but in the end it was not enough. Goldsboro posted 24 points in the fourth quarter and...

Eastern Wayne girls continue to roll

The showdown never materialized. State-ranked Eastern Wayne made sure of it. The league-leading Warriors scored the game's first 13 points through their normal suffocating full-court defense and handed South Johnston a 63-30 loss in New Hope on Friday evening. Eastern...

Trojans winless no more, knock off Warriors, 64-60, in ECC action

South Johnston stayed patient. Eastern Wayne lost its composure. D.J. Collins drained two free throws with 10.1 seconds left and the Trojans stunned the Warriors, 64-60, for their first victory in 12 outings this season on Friday evening. "We finally...

Erskine ends Mount Olive's winning streak

MOC SPORTS INFORMATION DUE WEST, S.C. -- Kendall Hargrove had 14 points and five steals, but Erskine ended Mount Olive's five-game winning streak by rallying for a 74-67Conference Carolinas win on Saturday. The Trojans (6-8, 3-5 Conference Carolinas) built an...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Aycock grapplers knock off Princeton

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock avoided the emotional letdown and rolled past Princeton, 56-18, on Thursday evening. The Golden Falcons, who defeated archrival Eastern Wayne just 24 hours earlier, prevailed in nine of 13 contested individual matches in the...

Goldsboro, Rosewood seniors hit water one final time at Y

One final swim. Seniors from Goldsboro and Rosewood churned through the water and recorded quality times during their season-ending meet contested Thursday evening at the Family Y. Logan Cole posted a regional-qualifying mark of 55.41 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly....

Mitchell says Rosewood answering preseason concerns

Rarely does success breed uncertainty, but following a 14-win season and a trip to the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A state playoffs a year ago, Rosewood head boys' basketball coach Daniel Mitchell was unsure what...

Summerlin notches ace at GMGC

John Summerlin recorded his second hole-in-one while playing a round at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Summerlin aced No. 16 using a 5-iron from the white tees. Billy Goff, Dave Bargoli, Dick Read and Lee Summerlin witnessed the feat....

Simmons siblings selected

Charles B. Aycock senior Tara Simmons and younger brother Wesley have been selected to represent North Carolina during the Carolinas-Georgia Junior Golf Invitational at Mt. Vintage Golf Course in North Augusta, S.C. The two-day, 36-hole event is Jan. 20-21. Tara...

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Wayne Christian 36, Community Christian 24 -- Kasey Norris led Wayne Christian with 18 points and Georgia Parnell had eight....

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Preps digest: JV roundup

JV sports * Boys' basketball: Eastern Wayne 72, North Lenoir 62 -- Zeke Martin led the way for Eastern Wayne with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Jaylin Thomas added 17 points in the win and Dayshawn Boudy tallied 11...

Saints trip up Golden Falcons in ECC hoops

DUDLEY -- Placing a value on each offensive possession in conference play can be nearly impossible. Trying to win contests in league play while squandering valuable scoring opportunities can be just as difficult. Southern Wayne converted on key possessions in...

Wednesday's prep basketball boxes

BOYS C.B. Aycock 19 7 18 11 -- 55 Southern Wayne 15 15 16 20 -- 66 C.B. AYCOCK (6-9. 1-3 ECC) Greg Williams 3 0 0-0 6, Javaris Williams 1 0 4-7 6, Shakel Powell 1 1 0-0 5,...

North Lenoir boys stay unbeaten in ECC

North Lenoir relied on its size when things got tough. The Hawks' forwards answered the call every time during an 83-73 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Eastern Wayne on Wednesday night. "We wanted to get the ball inside...

Eastern Wayne girls still perfect in ECC

Eastern Wayne scored the first 14 points of the game and never looked back in a 74-33 rout of Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival North Lenoir on Wednesday night. Eastern Wayne improved to 16-1 overall and remained unbeaten in ECC...

Southern Wayne girls knock off C.B. Aycock

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's maturation process continued during its 48-41 victory over defending Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference champion Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday evening. The Saints saw a 15-point lead shrink to four, but hung on behind solid performances from...

Hines flirts with triple-double, MOC men extend win streak to 5

MISENHEIMER -- Dory Hines came within a rebound and an assist of the first triple-double in school history and Mount Olive extended its winning streak to five games with a 90-78 win over Conference Carolinas in-state foe Pfeiffer University...

Golden Falcon matmen pin down county archrival

Charles B. Aycock brought its "A" game and its senior class departed with a 12-year streak intact Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcons controlled the lower- and middle-weight classes during an intense- and emotion-filled 49-25 triumph over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference...

CBA-E. Wayne wrestling results

C.B. Aycock 49 Eastern Wayne 25 195 -- Jamal Barrett (EW) by forfeit; 220 -- Andre Smith (EW) wbf Landon Moore, 2:27; Hwt -- Bryan Wooten (EW) wbf Matt Teachey, 1:28; 106 -- Blake Davis (CBA) by forfeit; 113 --...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Bethel Christian 47, Faith Christian 26 * Bethel Christian used an 8-0 run in the third quarter to put away Faith Christian in a 47-26 victory in N.C. Christian Schools Association play Tuesday evening. Carly Sanderson scored 18...

WCDS learns from tough overtime loss

Wayne Country Day knows the regular season is quickly coming to a close. The Chargers realize there's no time to dwell on the past and that now is the time to build toward the postseason. After letting a win slip...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Bethel Christian 10 17 10 20 -- 57 Faith Christian 9 10 17 10 -- 46 BETHEL Ryan McCleary 0 0 2-2 2, Connor Rivero 2 3 5-5 15, Jordan Stallings 3 2 2-3 14, Davon Edwards 7 1...

Stocks: Shots just won't fall for Faith Christian

Bethel Christian had just four players score against Faith Christian on Tuesday night. The quartet did enough to earn a 57-46 victory over the Conquerors in N.C. Christian Schools Athletic Association play. "We had a couple of stretches there where...

Monday, January 14, 2013

Golden Falcons, Eagles get mat time against quality opposition

BAILEY -- Charles B. Aycock had a solid day. Rosewood wanted a little more. The Golden Falcons logged a 3-1 worksheet, while the Eagles posted a 2-3 ledger during the annual Firebird Duals contested at Southern Nash on Saturday. "The...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Whitfield Hall of Fame welcomes 2013 class

Dressed in his multi-color trademark sweater he wears each year for this affair, George Whitfield took a sip of water and looked out toward the crowd filing into the Goldsboro High School auditorium. He recognized many familiar faces who have...

Weekend preps

Girls' basketball Rosewood 58, Ayden-Grifton 34 * After a trip to the Carolina 1-A Conference tournament finals a year ago, Rosewood is hungry to take the next step as a program. The Eagles made a move in the right direction...

W.Country Day falls to Freedom Christian boys

Freedom Christian did not lead a single second of regulation play on Friday night. The Patriots managed to win anyway. Lee Baggett tied the game with the a free throw in the final seconds of the fourth quarter and Freedom...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Ayden-Grifton 10 9 15 7 -- 41 Rosewood 12 7 9 16 -- 44 AYDEN-GRIFTON (6-7, 1-1) Rondell Bell 1 2 1-2 9, Phe'bion Joyner 1 0 0-0 2, Geremi Dixon 2 0 1-2 5, Khalif Harper 5 0...

MOC volleyball wins

MOC Sports Information BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Andreas Lengler recorded a team-high 11 kills and Mount Olive College swept Quincy (Ill.) 25-19, 25-21, 25-21 during a preseason tournament hosted by King College. Ben Casado handed out 29 assists for the unbeaten...

Rosewood boys rally past Ayden-Grifton

Rosewood withstood blow after blow from Ayden-Grifton for three quarters on Friday night. The Eagles delivered the final blow. Jyonte Raynor scored 12 of his game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter and Rosewood rallied from down 10 points for...

Friday, January 11, 2013

MOC men open season with win at King

MOC Sports Information BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Adam Miracle recorded three of his team-high 11 kills during a match-ending run and Renzo Rossato delivered a kill on match point during Mount Olive's season-opening 28-26, 25-21, 26-24 triumph over King College on...

Stevens: Lockout over, Hurricanes will get chance to check out investment

The waiting is over and it's time to go to work -- especially for the Carolina Hurricanes, who need to make good on an investment. Carolina deviated from its conservative tendencies and spent more than $70 million in free...

Local Preps Digest: Norwayne's girls edge Greenwood

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Norwayne 38, Greenwood 36 (OT) -- Mackenzie Wheeler led Norwayne (10-0 overall) with 14 points. Tanicka Powell and Connor Vinson each scored eight points. Greenwood's Deandra Pettiford led all scorers with 23 points....

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lejeune girls roll past North Duplin

JACKSONVILLE -- North Duplin fell behind by 20 points in the first quarter and never recovered in a 62-24 loss to Lejeune on Wednesday night. Shaily McCarty led the Rebels with 13 points. Jordan Jones added three points in the...

North Duplin boys notch first win of the season

JACKSONVILLE -- North Duplin used a big third quarter to get past Lejeune 46-44 on Wednesday night. The victory was the Rebels' first of the season. Daron Goodman paced the North Duplin attack with 13 points. Trey Pate added 11...

Trojan women rally from 15-point deficit to flush Royals

MOUNT OLIVE -- Jasmine McDonald and her Mount Olive College teammates talked about accountability before the coaches entered the locker room at halftime Wednesday evening. Take care of the ball. Settle down on offense. Control the boards. The Trojan women...

Early second-half run helps MOC men

MOUNT OLIVE -- A month ago Mount Olive was a team mired in a six-game losing streak and searching for answers. What a difference four weeks makes. The Trojans used a 14-0 run early in the second half to put...

Whitfield gets to intertwine his two loves -- baseball, country music --during ceremony

Sitting and reminiscing with coaches during dinner after his baseball clinic last season, George Whitfield fielded an unusual question. "Coach, who is somebody you'd really like to induct into your Hall of Fame?" the coach asked. Whitfield thought for a...

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Boys' basketball Wayne Country Day 87, The Epiphany School 46 * NEW BERN -- Deshar Thomas pumped in 18 points and Wayne Country Day opened its 2013 Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference campaign with an 87-46 thrashing of The Epiphany...

Wayne Christian girls halt skid

An aggressive attitude. Intensity. And a hunger to win. Wayne Christian used all of those intangibles to its advantage Tuesday evening inside Clifford Gymnatorium. The Lady Eagles logged a first-quarter shutout defensively and snapped a seven-game skid with a 42-17...

Wayne Christian-Neuse boxes

BOYS Neuse Christian 21 40 29 12 -- 102 Wayne Christian 13 5 10 5 -- 33 NEUSE CHRISTIAN (10-6, 6-0 CCC) Daron Gipson 7 3 0-0 23, Tim Ocampo 0 1 2-2 5, Kendall Riddle 0 0 0-0 0,...

Trojans tabbed to claim Conference Carolinas championship

Before we delve into the analysis of the 2013 Conference Carolinas men's volleyball race, let's take a minute to review who's actually participating this season. Archrivals Mount Olive and Lees-McRae fielded club volleyball teams long before Conference Carolinas officials tagged...

Loss fuels Mount Olive's fire

David Heller refuses to shelve one video that stays close to his DVD player whenever he -- or the Mount Olive College men's volleyball team -- needs a little extra motivation. He'll pop it in, press the play button on...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Preps digest: Middle schools roundup

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Norwayne 39, Dillard 11 -- Tanika Powell led the unbeaten Cobras with 12 points. Teammates Hannah Vinson and Cassandra Lassiter chipped in eight and six points, respectively. Towanna Jones emerged Dillard's top scorer with...

Spring Creek boys drop league opener

Ayden-Grifton built a double-digit lead in the opening half and pulled away for a 60-45 victory over Spring Creek in the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams Monday evening. Daniel Krentz led the Gators' offense with 13 points. Tre...

Triton boys pull away in 4th quarter

ERWIN -- Triton poured in 33 fourth-quarter points and handed Eastern Wayne a 70-64 loss in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Monday evening. Quavis Holloman delivered 15 points and six assists for the Warriors, who dipped to 2-2 against ECC...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Weekend preps

Girls' basketball Bethel Christian 41, Wayne Christian 31 * Senior Brooke Barfield and Kelsey Kornegay each flirted with a double-double during Wayne Christian's 41-31, non-conference loss to Bethel Christian at Clifford Gymnatorium on Saturday afternoon. Barfield tallied a team-high 13...

Rosewood matmen claim 17th regular-season league title

LITTLEFIELD -- Rosewood needed just three points. It got six instead. Shyhieem Peterson recorded a third-period pin and Rosewood claimed the 2013 Carolina-Four Rivers 1-A Conference dual-team championship with a stunning 39-36 decision over Ayden-Grifton on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles...

Peck's prediction comes true at 13th Falcon Invitational

PIKEVILLE -- Marc Peck should head to Vegas. Just 24 hours before the 13th installment of the Falcon Invitational, the sixth-year Charles B. Aycock head wrestling coach candidly -- and correctly -- predicted the top three team finishers. His foresight...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Preps digest: JV roundup

JV sports * Boys' basketball: Eastern Wayne 52, C.B. Aycock 37 -- Jeremiah Miller led the Warriors with 13 points, four rebounds and three steals. Malik Martin provided 10 points and eight rebounds. Darren Applewhite finished with nine points....

Opinion: Aycock officials have opportunity to upgrade football program

Although Randy Pinkowski helped turned around a program that had experienced just two winning seasons in nearly a decade before his arrival, there is still plenty of room for the Charles B. Aycock football program to grow. The county's longest-tenured...

Princeton boys escape Neuse Charter

SMITHFIELD -- The first chapter of a budding rivalry was written on Friday night. Neuse Charter guard Jordan Sanders fired up a jump shot with one second remaining and watched as the ball bounced around the rim three times and...

Friday's prep basketball boxes

BOYS C.B. Aycock 16 19 5 10 -- 50 Eastern Wayne 11 8 18 17 -- 54 C.B. AYCOCK (6-8, 1-2 ECC) Greg Williams 2 0 2-2 6, Javaris Williams 4 0 0-0 8, Shakel Powell 1 0 0-2 2,...

Patterson sparks MOC men on road

MOC Sports Information BANNER ELK -- Darrell Patterson buried three 3-pointers during an early 21-0 and Mount Olive defeated in-state foe Lees-McRae, 112-70, in a Conference Carolinas men's basketball game Saturday afternoon. Patterson collected 27 points for the Trojans, who...

Eastern Wayne boys rally past CBA

Eastern Wayne had already seen a precious Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference win slip through its fingers this week. The Warriors couldn't afford to let it happen again. Eastern Wayne used runs of 13-0 and 12-0 to rally past Charles B....

EW girls stay unbeaten in ECC play

League-leading Eastern Wayne broke open the game in the third quarter and rolled past Charles B. Aycock, 54-32, in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Friday evening. The Warriors turned a six-point halftime lead into a 35-22 cushion after three periods....

Princeton girls roll past Neuse Charter

SMITHFIELD -- Princeton grabbed the lead early in the first quarter and cruised to a 45-24, non-conference win over Neuse Charter on Friday night. Savanna Massengill scored all of her team-high 17 points in the first half as the Bulldogs...

Rams fall to Tarboro on EPC 2-A boys' hoops scene

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central endured a 60-57 loss to Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe Tarboro on Friday night. Tevin Bates led the Rams with 19 points. Daquan Lee-Jones added 11 points and Brandon Belcher had 10 points. Greene Central...

Faith Christian drops road game

WILMINGTON -- Faith Christian suffered a 54-42 loss to N.C. Christian Schools Association foe Wilmington Christian on Friday evening. Aaron Hill led the Conquerors with 18 points. Faith Christian (7-7 overall) visits Trinity of Greenville on Jan. 11....

Friday, January 4, 2013

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Goldsboro 17 30 16 21 -- 84 C.B. Aycock 23 14 6 16 -- 59 C.B. AYCOCK (6-7) Gregory Williams 0 0 2-2 2, Shakel Powell 4 0 2-2 10, Michael Williams 8 0 4-4 20, Cameron Johnson 2...

Simmons named to All-State team

Charles B. Aycock senior Tara Simmons has been named to the 2012 North Carolina All-State Girls' golf team by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association and the Carolinas Golf Association. In October, Simmons repeated as the N.C. High School Athletic...

Goldsboro rolls past C.B. Aycock

Goldsboro head coach Russell Stephens had been waiting all season for his forwards to have a break-out performance. Stepehens got his wish on Thursday night. Damarian Henderson scored 30 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Goldsboro past C.B. Aycock...

Mount Olive baseball ranked third in preseason poll

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive earned a preseason top five national ranking for the second straight year, coming in at No. 3 in the 2013 Collegiate Baseball Division II Preseason Poll, as voted on by members of...

Local digest

Girls' basketball Goldsboro 54, C.B. Aycock 38 In a game where pace of play was critical, Goldsboro slowed things down and worked for good shots. The Cougars grabbed the lead early and never trailed in a 54-38 victory on Thursday...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Eastern Wayne 58, Southern Wayne 50 * DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne saw an 11-point third-quarter lead evaporate but managed to hang on for a 58-50 win on Wednesday night at Southern Wayne. The Saints trailed 34-23 in the...

prep basketball boxes

BOYS Eastern Wayne 18 14 15 20 -- 67 Southern Wayne 15 13 16 24 -- 68 EASTERN WAYNE (4-9, 1-1 ECC) Tavarise Hall 1 0 0-1 2, Jamal Shuford 0 1 0-0 3, Quavis Holloman 3 1 2-4 11,...

Southern Wayne slips past Eastern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Trailing late in the fourth quarter and with the reality of falling to 0-2 in conference play becoming more real by the second, Southern Wayne turned to the one staple of its program that had been absent for...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Three area players honored

Three area high school football players were named to the 2012 NCPreps.com 1-A All-State team this week. Princeton punter Ryne Woodard, North Duplin quarterback Tyler Royal and James Kenan running back Marcelias Sutton were each selected by the web...