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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Baseball Eastern Wayne 10, Heritage 7 GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne received offensive contributions throughout its lineup in a 10-7 victory over Heritage on Friday night at D.H. Conley in the Pitt County Classic. Grayson Wells (two RBI), Zack Smith (RBI)...

Mount Olive complete sweep of California (Pa.)

MOUNT OLIVE -- Pitching was at a premium as Mount Olive College went for the three-game sweep of California University of Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon. The two teams used eight pitchers combined as Mount Olive earned a 7-6 come-from-behind victory....

Aycock's Moats earns boys' coach of the year

Taking over a program that has never been the talk of the town is not easy. Steve Moats took on that challenge at Charles B. Aycock and suffered through a disastrous first year. Two years later, Moats experienced the turnaround...

Wagner receives girls' coach of the year honors

Whenever he needs some extra motivation, Tyrone Wagner often reads a poem by Edgar Guest entitled "It Couldn't be Done." When Wagner took over as the varsity girls' basketball coach at Eastern Wayne he was told by many people that...

Goldsboro's Moses tabbed girls' player-of-the-year

Tyona Moses admitted that she was scared when she made the girls' basketball team as a freshman at Goldsboro High School. By the time the season was over, it was the Cougars' opponents who were scared of Moses. Moses was...

Atkinson named boys' player-of-the-year

There is always an argument against players who take to the hardwood at independent high schools. Under most circumstances the player in question gets compared to players at public schools with skeptical eyes. Lee Atkinson never worries about such comparisons....

Mount Olive completes sweep of California (Pa.)

MOUNT OLIVE -- Pitching was at a premium as Mount Olive College went for the three-game sweep of California University of Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon. The two teams used eight pitchers combined as Mount Olive earned a 7-6 come-from-behind victory....

Friday, March 29, 2013

Wayne Christian breaks open game in fifth

Goldsboro snapped a 35-game losing streak with a win over Jones Senior on Wednesday night. On Thursday, the Cougars appeared poised to score their second consecutive win. Wayne Christian had other ideas. The Eagles scored 12 runs in the top...

Strickland scores two quick goals

PIKEVILLE -- Triton tried valiantly to slow down Charles B. Aycock's goal-scoring machine Cheyenne Warrick. All the Hawks really did was create scoring opportunities for other Golden Falcons. Alex Strickland scored twice in the first seven minutes and Aycock defeated...

Triton's McLamb no-hits C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock started the second half of Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play in uncharacteristic fashion on Thursday evening. Brett McLamb threw a five-inning no-hitter and Triton handed the Golden Falcons an embarrassing, 13-0 mercy-rule defeat at Charles...

Prep baseball boxes

Wayne Christian 000 0(12)0 0 -- 12 12 2 Goldsboro 301 001 0 -- 5 9 3 Leading hitters -- Wayne Christian -- Hunter Burt 1-3, RBI; Bryce Norman 2-5, RBI; Austin Howell 2-4, RBI; Carlyle Smith 2-3; Brandon Price...

Trojans roll past Chowan

MOC Sports Information MURFREESBORO -- Mount Olive erased a late first-half tie with seven unanswered goals and handed in-state foe Chowan University a 19-6, non-conference loss in a women's lacrosse match Thursday afternoon. Heather Cockburn logged a career-high five goals...

Local Preps Digest

Softball Wayne Christian 12, Mt. Calvary 2 * Wayne Christian remained unbeaten with a 12-2, non-conference victory over Mount Calvary on Thursday. The Eagles' Kelsey Kornegay and Georgia Parnell each hit an inside-the-park home run. Victoria Combs surrendered two unearned...

WCDS' Perry resigns

Eric Perry made his toughest coaching decision Thursday morning. He's no longer guiding the Wayne Country Day varsity girls' basketball program. Perry tendered his resignation with athletics director Michael Taylor and informed the team after their meeting. "It's been a...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school sports

Middle schools * Dillard 14-13, Brogden 3-7 -- Dillard took a middle school double-header from Brogden on Wednesday afternoon. Maurice Stokes got the mound win in the first game. Alejandro Lugo picked up the win in game two. Ronnig...

Warriors ambush Trojans, 2-1

Youth-laden Eastern Wayne has shown flashes of promise at times this season. Those moments of hope materialized into seven innings of fulfilled potential for the Warriors on Wednesday evening. Eastern Wayne scored the go-ahead run on an error in the...

SJ-EW baseball box

South Johnston 000 010 0 -- 1 5 3 Eastern Wayne 010 010 0 -- 2 5 2 Leading hitters -- South Johnston -- Lane Johnson 1-3; Will Dupree 1-3; Josh Stikeleathe 1-3; Austin Raynor 2-3. Eastern Wayne -- Grayson...

Aycock boys win ECC track meet

La GRANGE -- Charles B. Aycock emerged victorious in a three-team track meet at North Lenoir on Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons tallied 82 team points. Southern Wayne ran second with 49 points and North Lenoir finished third with 30...

Golden Falcons soar past Princeton

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half and never looked back in a 6-1, non-conference win over Princeton on Wednesday night. Cheyenne Warrick led the Golden Falcons with four goals and one...

Eastern Wayne boots South Johnston

Eastern Wayne scored four goals in each half of an 8-0 shutout of Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent South Johnston on Wednesday night. McKenna Dove led the Warriors with three goals. Megan Mozingo scored twice. Cheyenne Craft and Anne Hulse...

Greene Central falls to North Pitt

BETHEL -- Greene Central managed just three hits in a 5-2 defeat at Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe North Pitt on Wednesday afternoon. Dylan Taylor led the Rams with a double in two plate appearances. James Head suffered the loss...

Saints edge New Bern, 3-2

NEW BERN -- Southern Wayne got a complete-game effort from Jacob Sasser on the pitcher's mound and held off New Bern 3-2 on Wednesday. Sasser allowed one earned run and struck out five batters in the win. Kevin Williams led...

Limestone pulls away in 4th period

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College didn't flinch each time nationally-ranked Limestone (S.C.) College built a multiple-goal advantage on Wednesday afternoon. But the Trojans could never close the gap. The Saints, ranked No. 3 in the latest United States Intercollegiate...

No. 4-ranked Trojans take two from Chowan

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mike Mercurio connected on a bases-loaded double during a seven-run, fifth-inning outburst and No. 4-ranked Mount Olive College battled from behind to defeat in-state foe Chowan University, 9-5, in the opening game of a...

Goldsboro snaps 35-game skid on baseball diamond

Goldsboro snapped a 35-game skid with an 8-7, non-conference victory over Jones Senior on Wednesday afternoon. The teams split their regular-season series. "Got the monkey off of our back and got our first 'W'," second-year GHS head coach Jackson...

ECU jumps in for all sports with soon-to-be-renamed Big East

The Associated Press GREENVILLE -- East Carolina will join the soon-to-be-renamed Big East as an all-sports member, instead of just for football as originally planned. East Carolina had already been set to join Cincinnati, Connecticut, South Florida and the rest...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: Cleveland 6, Princeton 2 -- Matt Boyette and Jared Pearce each contributed two hits for the Bulldogs. Tyler Beasley surrendered two hits in four scoreless innings on the mound for Princeton. * Baseball: Epiphany 11,...

WCDS storms back in the second half

Just find Sarah. And once the senior midfielder got more touches on the ball, Wayne Country Day's offense flowed smoothly and sparked a come-from-behind, 2-1 triumph over Wayne Christian on Tuesday afternoon. Best tallied the equalizer and Margaret Tanner delivered...

Wayne County Golf Championships: Adams is medalist; Saints take team title

An extremely challenging course on a cold, blustery spring day caused plenty of frustration for competitors during the 2013 Wayne County Golf Championships. Some holes played a club or two shorter. Putts teasingly rolled wide of the cup on the...

Tuesday's ECC boxscores

North Lenoir 100 200 1 -- 4 10 2 Eastern Wayne 000 010 1 -- 2 5 0 Leading hitters -- North Lenoir -- Sammy West 2-3; Justin Shimer 1-3; Caleb Baird 2-3, RBI; Seth Beard 2-3, 2B, RBI; Tyler...

Hawks notch first ECC baseball win of the year

After opening the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference schedule with five consecutive close losses, North Lenoir finally broke through on Tuesday night. The Hawks held off a late rally for a 4-2 victory over Eastern Wayne for their first league win...

ECU joining Big East in all sports

East Carolina will join the soon-to-be-renamed Big East as an all-sports member, instead of just for football as originally planned. The league and school announced the move Wednesday. East Carolina had already been set to join Cincinnati, Connecticut, South Florida...

Wayne Christian nets non-league win

Wayne Christian defeated Eastern Wayne's junior varsity squad 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon at Wayne Community College. Christopher Easom, Matthew Jackson, Hunter Timmerman and Grahm Fussell each contributed singles victories for the Eagles. The doubles teams of Easom-Timmerman and Fusell-Jackson also...

Unbeaten Rosewood sweeps doubles courts, upends Cougars

Rosewood won all three doubles matches to pull out a 6-3, non-conference win over Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Goldsboro on Tuesday afternoon. It was the conference opener for both teams. Dylan Cuddington, Fouad Ismail and Hunter Hinston each provided a...

Golden Falcons top Greenfield in boys' tennis

Charles B. Aycock claimed four of six singles matches on its way to a 7-2, non-conference victory over visiting Greenfield on Tuesday afternoon. Addison Vail, Will Hoff, Chas Hooks and Stanton Head each recorded a a singles win for the...

Strickland has two hits, two RBI in Warriors' defeat

Eastern Wayne suffered a 15-8 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir on Tuesday evening in New Hope. Starla Strickland (two RBI) and Stephanie Smith each collected two hits for the Warriors. Debbie Mitchell, Brook Morawski, Sarah Rice...

Chargers drop CPIC baseball opener

NEW BERN -- Epiphany scored eight runs in the home half of the second inning on its way to a 15-7 win over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Wayne Country Day on Tuesday. Cody Neal led the Chargers with...

Brann throws complete game for Rams

SNOW HILL -- Ben Brann pitched a complete-game shutout and Greene Central turned back Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe Farmville Central 4-0 on Tuesday night. Brann scattered three hits and struck out nine while allowing two walks to earn the...

Golden Falcons blank Saints

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock shut out Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Southern Wayne 4-0 on Tuesday night. The Golden Falcons (5-3-0 overall, 5-1-0 ECC) travel to Princeton today. The Saints (5-5-0, 2-4-0) visit Triton on April 9....

Dove scores twice in Warriors' home win

Cameron Dove scored a pair of second-half goals and Eastern Wayne recorded a 5-0 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent North Lenoir on Tuesday evening in New Hope. The Warriors got on the scoreboard early as Cheyenne Craft scored...

ECU reaches CIT semifinals

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Maurice Kemp scored 20 points and Robert Sampson posted a double-double to lead East Carolina past Loyola (Md.) in quarterfinal-round play of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum on Tuesday evening. The...

Pate throws 3-hit shutout

DUDLEY -- In a pivotal Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference road game, Charles B. Aycock turned to its leader in hopes of a big-time performance. Adam Pate didn't disappoint. Pate went 4 for 4 at the plate with an RBI and...

CBA softball rallies on the road

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock rallied with two seventh-inning runs and turned back county rival Southern Wayne, 8-7, in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Abbie Walton cranked out four hits and drove in three runs for the...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DevilPups shut out Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Lejeune completed its regular-season sweep of Spring Creek with a 5-0 win on Monday afternoon. The Gators (0-6-2 overall) play host to Kinston on Wednesday....

Rams blank Dogs on soccer pitch

PRINCETON -- Cleveland handed Princeton a 9-0, non-conference loss on Monday evening. The Bulldogs (5-3-1 overall) play host to Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday....

Golden Falcons net ECC tennis win

KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock did all of its damage in singles play and bested North Lenoir 5-1 at Bill Fay Park on Monday afternoon. Will Hoff, Chas Hooks, Austin Westbrook, Stanton Head and Austin Coerver each win in singles...

North Duplin diamond 9 fall to Wallace-Rose Hill

BEULAVILLE -- North Duplin rallied with four runs in the top of the seventh inning, but came up short in an 11-10 loss to Wallace-Rose Hill during day one of Duplin County Easter Tournament on Monday afternoon. Charlie Mac Holloman...

Faith Christian notches NCCSA 2-A baseball victory

Faith Christian jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 12-9 win over N.C. Christian Schools Association Class 2-A foe Friendship Christian on Monday night. Levi Wise pitched five innings and got the win. Jack Casbarro got...

Trojans take two from Lees-McRae on softball diamond

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College got the job done against in-state softball foe Lees-McRae in less-than-ideal playing conditions on Monday afternoon. And the Trojans are back where they belong -- in sole possession of the Conference Carolinas lead. Beth...

Lane Tree Golf news

Linda Watson emerged a double winner, taking game-of-the-week and low gross honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Gwen Kelly won low net and Mary Ann Sutton claimed low putts....

County rivals CBA, So. Wayne play pivotal first-half ECC baseball game

Take a pair of county rivals, add in pivotal ground in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference standings and what you've got is a must-see showdown. ECC foes Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne collide today in Dudley with just a...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle schools news

JV sports * Baseball: Wayne Christian 4, Trinity Academy of Raleigh 3 -- Tyler Mozingo's two-RBI spearheaded the Eagles' late-inning rally. Brandon Price and Bryce Norman each recorded a hit before Mozingo stepped to the plate. Cameron Foss allowed...

Saints get much-needed win on ECC softball scene

La GRANGE -- It is never too early to take a look at the big picture. Southern Wayne head coach Michael Wiggs talked to his team before a showdown with Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival North Lenoir on Friday night....

Saints outlast Hawks in 9 innings

La GRANGE -- Southern Wayne continues to find ways to win close games. North Lenoir endured another difficult loss in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play. Jacob Hollingsworth delivered a two-run single in the top of the ninth inning and the...

So. Wayne-N. Lenoir softball box

Southern Wayne 000 213 2 -- 8 14 5 North Lenoir 100 100 3 -- 5 8 3 Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Hope Rose 2-5; Savannah Wiggins 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Haley Warren 2-5, 2RBI; Aubrey Sasser 1-3,...

So. Wayne-N. Lenoir baseball box

Southern Wayne 010 030 002 -- 5 11 1 North Lenoir 200 110 000 -- 4 7 2 Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Clayton Cashwell 1-4, Kevin Williams 2-4, RBI, Jacob Sasser 1-4, RBI, Jacob Hollingsworth 3-5, 2 RBI,...

Trojans, Saints split twinbill on softball diamond

MOUNT OLIVE -- Carly White took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning and survived a no-out bases loaded jam for her fifth consecutive complete-game victory as Mount Olive defeated Limestone 6-1 in game one of a Conference Carolinas...

MOC sweeps Coker in pivotal series

MOUNT OLIVE -- Don't pack up those new duds. No. 4-ranked Mount Olive College debuted its black-and-green uniforms and earned a much-needed sweep of Conference Carolinas nemesis Coker (S.C.) College on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans took the opener 4-0...

Goldsboro-Rosewood box

Rosewood 200 201 6 -- 11 12 3 Goldsboro 102 000 0 -- 3 6 3 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Reed Howell 1-4, 2 RBI; Bryce McKeel 2-5, 2 RBI; Brent Breedlove 2-4, RBI; Jonathan Cherry 2-4, RBI; Corey...

Rosewood strikes late against Goldsboro

Timely hits. Make the plays. Rosewood did both well in the latter stages of an 11-3 triumph over county foe Goldsboro on the Carolina 1-A Conference baseball scene Friday afternoon. Starting pitcher Reed Howell retired the final seven batters he...

Howery earns unexpected trip to Vegas

Darryl Howery Sr.'s recent return to his Tuesday night bowling league was unlike any other. Howery was a star, high-fiving competitors and hugging staff members at AMF Boulevard Lanes in Goldsboro. Last weekend, Howery earned the opportunity of a lifetime...

Lancaster, Warriors knock off Triton

ERWIN -- Eastern Wayne picked up an important 5-1 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Triton on Friday evening. Jeremy Lancaster earned the win on the mound. Ryan Warren paced the Warriors with three hits, including a double, and...

Ayden-Grifton slips past Spring Creek

AYDEN -- Spring Creek jumped ahead early, but Ayden-Grifton rallied for a 4-3 victory in Carolina 1-A Conference play Friday evening. The Chargers scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to claim the win. Luke Miller, Logan...

Chargers pound Neuse Charter

Wayne Country Day scored early and often in a 14-2, non-conference win over Neuse Charter on Friday afternoon. Cody Neal led the Chargers with two hits and two RBI. Jacob Sparks, Thomas Kierski, Mitch Turnage, John Strickland and Luke Bryan...

Golden Falcons claim non-league slugfest

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock broke a 7-7 tie with three runs in the bottom of the third inning and held off Greene Central for an 11-7 win on Friday night. Noah West led the Golden Falcons with two hits,...

Eagles drop heart-breaker on the road

RALEIGH -- Trinity Academy of Raleigh emerged a victorious on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning, and handed Wayne Christian a 1-0 loss in Carolina Christian 1-A Conference play Friday afternoon. Austen Howell permitted two hits...

Triton denies Eastern Wayne in softball

ERWIN -- Eastern Wayne could not keep up the offensive pace set by Triton in a 14-10 loss on Friday night. Starla Strickland led the Warriors with three hits. Stephanie Smith, Brooke Morawski, Casey Young and Debbie Mitchell each added...

Rivera scores lone goal in Southern Wayne win

La GRANGE -- Southern Wayne scored the only goal of the night in a 1-0 win over North Lenoir in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play. Cynthia Rivera tallied the goal for the Saints. Southern Wayne (5-4-0 overall, 2-3-0 ECC) plays...

Mozingo scores twice in Warriors' road victory

ERWIN -- Eastern Wayne jumped out to a three-goal lead in the first half and dropped Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Triton 4-1 on Friday night. Megan Mozingo led the Warriors with two goals. Cheyenne Craft and Cameron Dove each...

Mills' goal lifts Wayne Christian to CCC victory

RALEIGH -- Ann Mills notched the game-winning goal with three minutes remaining, and Wayne Christian turned back Neuse Christian, 3-2, in a Carolina Christian 1-A Conference game Friday afternoon. Brooke Barfield and Sally Rouse also scored for the Eagles, who...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Late-inning errors aid Golden Falcons' comeback

PIKEVILLE -- A pair of untimely errors opened the door for a comeback and Charles B. Aycock gladly took advantage in a 7-6, non-conference win over Wilson Hunt on Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons swept the season series from the...

Hunt-CBA baseball box

Wilson Hunt 060 000 0 -- 6 7 3 C.B. Aycock 202 020 1 -- 7 12 0 Leading hitters -- Wilson Hunt -- Isaiah White 1-2, 2 RBI; Luis Lantigua 2-4, RBI; Jacob Williamson 2-4, RBI; Cody Pittman 1-3,...

Webber leads Wayne Christian in CCC golf meet

WILSON -- Bryce Webber carded a nine-hole round of 40 and Wayne Christian finished sixth in a Carolina Christian 1-A Conference match contested at Willow Springs Country Club on Thursday afternoon. Tyler Lacerda (56), Ethan McKenzie (58) and Baron Wise...

Spring Creek fares well in Carolina 1-A track meet

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek placed second in both the boys' and girls' portions of a Carolina 1-A Conference three-team meet on Thursday afternoon. Goldsboro won both the boys' and girls' meets and North Duplin finished third in both. The...

CBA boys claim all 4 relays in ECC track meet

FOUR OAKS -- Charles B. Aycock claimed eight different events during an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference four-team meet on Thursday afternoon at South Johnston. Team scores were not available. The Golden Falcons finished first in the 400-, 800-, 1.600- and...

Whitley, Velasquez lead Princeton on soccer field

PRINCETON -- Peyton Whitley and Kassandra Velasquez both scored twice and Princeton earned a 4-0, non-conference win over South Johnston on Thursday evening. Jessica Brush handed out a pair of assists for the Bulldogs. McKenzie Smale also had an assist....

Gator softball notches first win of the season

SEVEN SPRINGS -- One day after suffering a shutout loss in its conference opener, Spring Creek visited the "win" side of the ledger on Wednesday afternoon. Rachel McCollum recorded seven strikeouts inside the pitcher's circle and belted two home runs...

Wayne Christian comes back against Mt. Calvary

HOOKERTON -- Wayne Christian erased a four-run deficit and remained unbeaten with an 11-10, non-conference triumph over N.C. Christian Schools Association member Mt. Calvary on Thursday afternoon. Victoria Combs threw a complete-game five-hitter and logged 15 strikeouts inside the pitcher's...

Bulldogs beat Rebels in 6

PRINCETON -- Tori Paul logged seven strikeouts in a five-inning stint and Princeton upended North Duplin, 11-1, in Carolina 1-A Conference action Thursday afternoon. Charley Cox, Kelsey Peedin (two RBI) and Hannah Wood cranked out two hits apiece for the...

Lawrence Academy stops WCDS in 5 innings

Five-time defending state 1-A independent schools champion Lawrence Academy took advantage of eight Wayne Country Day errors in a 14-4, five-inning victory on Thursday afternoon. Cody Neal tallied Wayne Country Day's lone hit and RBI. Neal also endured the loss...

North Duplin nips Princeton on baseball diamond

PRINCETON -- North Duplin slipped past Princeton for a 3-2 Carolina 1-A Conference win on Thursday night. Tyler Potter recorded two hits and an RBI for the Rebels. Blake Rhodes and James Britt both contributed a hit and an RBI....

Spagnuolo's 3rd-set tiebreaker lifts Goldsboro

Second-seeded Vincent Spagnuolo pulled out a third-set tiebreaker at No. 2 singles and Goldsboro held off Wayne Christian, 5-4, on Thursday afternoon. Spagnuolo defeated the Eagles' Matt Jackson 12-10 after the two split sets. Josh Mathias, Devin Collins and John...

Eagles sweep Saints in non-conference play

Unbeaten Rosewood swept the singles courts and claimed a 6-0, non-conference triumph over county foe Southern Wayne in cold, breezy conditions Thursday afternoon. The teams did not play doubles. Top-seeded Dylan Cuddington, the reigning state 1-A eastern regional champion, handed...

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 8, Wilson Hunt 5 -- Lloyd Lowe (RBI) and Trent Herndon both finished with two hits for the Golden Falcons. Cameron Kornegay (three RBI), Bryce Anders (RBI), Brandon Palmer and Jacob Sanford each...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

WBC doesn't generate excitement among USA pro players

Priorities are best defined in how we use our time and where we spend our money. For professional athletes, commitments outside of playing for the organization for which they are currently under contract must be considered carefully. Representing your country...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools news

JV sports * Baseball: Greene Central 8, SouthWest Edgecombe 5 -- Will Creech and Hunter Murphy each recorded two hits for Greene Central in an 8-5 win over SouthWest Edgecombe on Wednesday. Nick Kearney got the win on the...

Saints bounce back from tough ECC road loss

DUDLEY -- A day after a close conference loss, Southern Wayne rediscovered its offense and proved it can win a close ballgame. Jacob Hollingsworth delivered the go-ahead hit for the Saints and recorded the final out on the mound in...

Rocky Mount-So. Wayne baseball box

Rocky Mount 002 100 0 -- 3 4 2 Southern Wayne 021 020 0 -- 5 9 2 Leading hitters -- Rocky Mount -- Andy Morris 1-2, Jarell Hunter 1-3, RBI, Sam Lilley 2-3. Southern Wayne -- Clayton Cashwell 3-4,...

Golden Demons turn back CBA, 5-2

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock had no answer for the Wilson Fike offensive attack in a 5-2 defeat on Wednesday night. Alex Strickland and Miranda McHale each scored one goal for the Golden Falcons. C.B. Aycock (4-3 overall) visits Southern...

Princeton knocks off Beddingfield, 3-1

WILSON -- Princeton scored three unassisted goals and defeated Wilson Beddingfield 3-1 on Wednesday night. McKenzie Smale, Jordan Johnson and Peyton Whitley each scored for the Bulldogs. Amber Hill made 11 saves in goal. Princeton (4-2-1 overall) plays host to...

Rosewood boots North Johnston, 4-2

Rosewood scored two goals in each half and turned back North Johnston 4-2 on Wednesday night. Lexi Mercer led the Eagles with a goal and an assist. Ayanna Potter, Logan Bill and Samantha Allen each added one goal in the...

JH Rose defeats Eastern Wayne on baseball diamond

GREENVILLE -- J.H. Rose broke out the bats early and completed a sweep of the regular-season series against Eastern Wayne with an 11-3 win on Wednesday afternoon. Ryan Warren and Brandon Johnson led Eastern Wayne with one hit and one...

Greene Central slips past EPC foe SW Edgecombe

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central jumped ahead early and held on for a 10-8 win over Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe SouthWest Edgecombe on Wednesday afternoon. Austin Mooring got the win on the pitcher's mound. Martin allowed two runs over...

Spring Creek rallies late against Jones Senior

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to put away Jones Senior in a 6-1 win on Wednesday night. Allen Coor and Chad Spurgeon led the Gators with two hits apiece. Will...

Eagles drop non-conference affair against Farmville Central

FARMVILLE -- Rosewood fell short for the second time this season against Farmville Central in a 5-4 setback on Wednesday night. Khalil Warren led the Eagles with two hits and one RBI. Jonathan Cherry and Reed Howell each had one...

MOC enjoys historical outing in men's lacrosse

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Goalie Rocky Bowman recorded a season-high 13 saves and Mount Olive College defeated Coker (S.C.) College, 15-5, for its first-ever Conference Carolinas men's lacrosse victory Wednesday evening. The penalty-prone Trojans were at their best...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 12, Eastern Wayne 2, 5 innings -- Braxton Leeper led the Golden Falcons with two hits and three RBI. Cameron Kornegay provided two hits and an RBI. Caleb Smith (two RBI), Bryce Anders...

Walnut Creek LGA news

Evelyn Rose secured low gross honors and Hiromi Sueki captured low net during weekly play at Walnut Creek Country Club. Linda Cannon, Faye Franklin and Charlotte Campbell shared low putts. Sueki took second gross in second flight play during...

Gators capitalize, open Carolina 1-A play with win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek capitalized when it put pressure on Princeton's defense Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs didn't. Logan Miller permitted six hits in a six-inning stint, and eight of nine starters collected at least one base knock in the...

Princeton offense erupts in 2nd inning

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Princeton exploded for nine second-inning runs and rolled past Spring Creek, 16-0, in the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams Tuesday evening. Charley Cox (two RBI), Tori Paul and Savanna Massengill (four RBI) cranked out...

Tuesday's prep baseball boxes -- CBA/E. Wayne; Princeton/SCreek

C.B. Aycock 461 010 -- 12 12 3 Eastern Wayne 000 200 -- 2 2 2 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Garrett Joyner 1-3, Bobby Hampton 1-4, Adam Pate 1-2, Noah West 2-4, 2 RBI, Jacob Naughton 3-3 3...

Kinston hands Spring Creek 3-1 loss in soccer

KINSTON -- Kinston built a two-goal advantage and handed Spring Creek a 3-1, non-conference loss on Monday afternoon. Kaitlyn Sullivan tallied the Gators' lone goal off Alyssa Borja's assist. The teams combined to score all four goals in the opening...

Perez scores twice in Saints' road win

FOUR OAKS -- Alva Perez scored a pair of goals and Southern Wayne slipped past South Johnston 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Saints (4-4-0, 1-2-0 ECC) visits North Lenoir on Friday....

Rosewood offense wakes up in late innings

Rosewood pushed across five runs in both the fourth and sixth innings of a 12-2 triumph win Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton. Charlotte Kornegay paced the Eagles with four hits and an RBI. Anna Ingram contributed three hits and an...

Wilson Christian defeats Faith Christian baseball

Faith Christian endured a 12-0 loss on Tuesday afternoon to visiting Wilson Christian. Jack Casbarro and Carter Hudson each had a hit for the Conquerors. Levi Wise suffered the loss on the mound. Faith (1-5 overall) entertains Friendship Christian on...

Wayne Country Day scratches in win column

ZEBULON -- Wayne Country Day built a 5-0 lead after two innings on its way to a 12-0, five-inning win at East Wake Academy on Tuesday. Cody Neal led the Chargers with two hits and three RBI. Jacob Parks supplied...

Greene Central logs EPC 2-A win

KINSTON -- Ben Brann pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts and Greene Central defeated Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe Kinston 6-1 on Tuesday evening. Brann also paced the Rams' offense with two hits. Austin Batchelor belted a three-run home...

North Duplin blanks Goldsboro in Carolina 1-A play

Thomas Vick recorded Goldsboro's lone hit in a 14-0, five-inning loss to North Duplin on Tuesday. It was the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams. The Rebels (7-1 overall, 1-0 CC) travel to Princeton on Thursday. Goldsboro (0-8, 0-1)...

ECC leader South Johnston blanks So. Wayne

FOUR OAKS -- Southern Wayne mustered just three hits in a 2-0 loss at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference leader South Johnston on Tuesday evening. Kevin Williams, Clayton Cashwell and Thomas Kelly each had a hit for the Saints. Jacob Sasser...

Rosewood rallies in Carolina 1-A opener

Rosewood rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 5-4 comeback win over visiting Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday night. It was the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams. The Eagles' Jordan Gurley finished with three...

CBA nets shutout over Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock swept the singles and doubles courts, and captured a 9-0 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Southern Wayne on Monday afternoon. Will Hoff, Addison Vail, Chas Hooks, Jackson Yelverton, Stanton Head and Austin Coerver...

Fitzpatrick-Kaspar deny Cleveland's upset bid

Defending Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference champion Eastern Wayne collected the lone point it needed in doubles and turned back upset-minded Cleveland, 5-4, on Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors' top-seeded tandem of Chaz Fitzpatrick-Mitchell Kaspar defeated the Rams' Jesse Olmstead-Dylan Betancourt, 8-1....

MOC volleyball claims league crown; baseball rallies late

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Adam Miracle posted a blistering .824 hitting percentage and Mount Olive College clinched the Conference Carolinas regular-season men's volleyball championship despite not playing a league match Tuesday evening. Miracle cranked out 14 kills with...

Warrick notches hat trick (3 goals) for CBA

Eastern Wayne's gameplan was to slow down Charles B. Aycock star Cheyenne Warrick. The plan worked for a half. Warrick scored twice in the second half to complete a hat trick and led the Golden Falcons past the Warriors 4-1...

Golden Falcons notch key ECC baseball road win

Road wins in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference can be awfully hard to come by. Building an early lead for a veteran pitcher can make earning those victories a bit easier. Charles B. Aycock jumped out to a 4-0 lead...

Herndon, M. Walton pace Aycock offense

Reagan Herndon and Madison Walton pounded out three hits apiece during Charles B. Aycock's 15-4, mercy-rule triumph over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Eastern Wayne on Tuesday evening. Herndon and Walton each had two RBI. Cierra Harris (RBI), Taylor...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Baseball: Wayne Christian 15, Hobgood Academy 5 -- Cameron Foss got the win on the pitcher's mound for Wayne Christian. Hunter Burt, Carlyle Smith and Tanner Rose led the Eagles with two hits apiece. Middle schools...

Lane Tree LGA news

Novella Zambelli emerged the game-of-the-week winner during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Rhonda Williams won low net and low gross. Cathy Carris took low putts....

Hunt defeats CBA on soccer pitch

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock took too long to get going in a 4-1 defeat against Wilson Hunt on Monday night. Cheyenne Warrick scored the Golden Falcons' lone goal in the 75th minute. C.B. Aycock (3-2 overall, 3-1 ECC) visits...

Wayne Christian's Combs hurls two-hit shutout

Victoria Combs threw a complete-game two-hitter and recorded three strikeouts in Wayne Christian's 16-0, non-conference triumph over Goldsboro High. Georgia Parnell and Kelsey Kornegay each had an extra-base hit. The Eagles (3-0 overall) visit Mt. Calvary on Thursday....

Faith Christian softball defeats Mt. Calvary

HOOKERTON -- Faith Christian got its offense in gear in a 17-6 win over Mount Calvary Christian on Monday afternoon. Abigail Pierce, Hannah Stocks and Jennifer Culbert each tallied three hits in the win. Faith Christian (5-3 overall) plays host...

Wayne Christian knocks off Bethel Christian

Wayne Christian erased an early three-run deficit and rolled past Bethel Christian 18-10 on Monday night. Austen Howell got the win on the pitcher's mound with four innings of work that included four strikeouts. Wayne Christian faces Parrott Academy at...

Faith Christian wins slugfest

RALEIGH -- Faith Christian got its offense rolling early and never looked back in a 15-10 win over Friendship Christian on Monday night. Jack Casberro, Levi Wise and Dylan Floars each tallied three hits in the win. Christian Mills added...

Eastern Wayne doubles up North Lenoir

Eastern Wayne avoided an upset with a 6-3 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir on Monday night. Chaz Fitzpatrick, Mitchell Kaspar, Sawyer Thompson and Sam Biggs each won their respective singles match for the Warriors. The pairs...

Rosewood nets win over Wayne Christian

Rosewood claimed four points during singles play and topped Wayne Christian 6-3 on Monday afternoon. Dylan Cuddington, Fouad Ismail, Nolan Tubb and Tyler Power each won a singles point for Rosewood. The tandems of Cuddington-Ismail and Hunter Hinson-Power each prevailed...

MOC seniors glad they chose Division II

Kirstin Mobley, Alyssa Luebs and Tamara Nesmith had individual reasons for choosing to play basketball at Mount Olive College. And each found the same thing once they arrived on campus -- a family away from home. Their teammates became their...

Monday, March 18, 2013

King takes Conference Carolinas baseball series from No. 1-ranked MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Matt Petrone cranked out three hits and Bretton Gouthro slugged his first home run of the season, but No. 1-ranked Mount Olive College dropped a 12-7 decision to Conference Carolinas foe King (Tenn.) College on Sunday...

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Local digest

Baseball C.B. Aycock 10, Cleveland 5 * PIKEVILLE -- Bobby Hampton slugged a third-inning home run and Charles B. Aycock doubled up Cleveland, 10-5, in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference contest at Charles Davis Field on Friday evening. Hampton finished...

Terry Jones resigns at WCDS

A devout follower of Christ and passionate in his ministry, Terry Jones has reached a crossroads in his life. He's ready to take the less-traveled path. Jones stepped down as head varsity basketball coach at Wayne Country Day on Friday...

Prep softball box

Eastern Wayne 000 20 -- 2 3 4 Southern Wayne 213 51 -- 12 12 2 Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Sara Rice 1-2; Amanda Hall 1-2; Stephanie Smith 1-2. Southern Wayne -- Kelsey Hayes 2-3, RBI; Hope Jones...

MOC baseball splits double-header

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive took the field Saturday for the first time in a week. At times the top-ranked Trojans showed some rust. Mount Olive struggled to get its offense going in the opening game of a doubleheader with...

Clayton State ends Mount Olive's season

MOC Sports Information MORROW, Ga. -- No. 1-ranked Clayton State University forced 31 turnovers and eliminated Mount Olive College, 91-58, from the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional women's basketball tournament Friday evening. It was the final game for three Trojan...

Prep baseball boxes

Eastern Wayne 000 010 0 -- 1 3 1 Southern Wayne 000 002 x -- 2 3 0 Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Grayson Wells 1-4, 2B; Ryan Kelly 2-3, 2B, RBI. Southern Wayne -- Kevin Williams 1-3, 2...

Southern Wayne baseball beats Eastern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Frustrated from leaving runners on base and destined for a no-hit defeat, Southern Wayne found a way to get the job done Friday evening. Kevin Williams delivered the game-winning base knock in the bottom of the sixth inning...

Southern Wayne softball tops Eastern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne got key hits with runners in scoring position and scored in every inning of a 12-2 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Eastern Wayne on Friday night. The Saints collected 12 hits in the five-inning...

Cleveland downs CBA soccer 4-0

PIKEVILLE -- It had been nearly 10 months since Cleveland dominated Charles B. Aycock in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls' soccer tournament championship game. The Rams turned in an eerily similar effort on Friday evening. Emily Truelove scored a...

Friday, March 15, 2013

Wayne Christian soccer scores league shutout

Wayne Christian not only dominated the possession on Thursday afternoon, but it completely took Crossroads Christian's offense out of the equation. Kasey Norris scored a pair of goals and the Eagles controlled the ball throughout their 4-0 Carolina Christian 1-A...

WCDS winter awards

Athletes from Wayne Country Day were recognized for their contributions and successes during their annual winter sports award ceremony. The award winners were: * Cheerleading: Most dedicated -- Sarah Crooks; MVP -- Brooke Neal; Coach's award -- Anne-Marie Davis....

Wayne Christian nets victory

Wayne Christian blanked Village Christian 9-0 on Thursday at Wayne Community College. Christopher Easom, Matthew Jackson, Hunter Timmerman, Grahm Fussell, Kevin Wheeler and Cody Easom each collected a singles win for the Eagles. The doubles teams of Christopher Easom-Timmerman, Jackson-Fussell...

Goldsboro's Malette wins three events

Goldsboro's Rasheid Malette claimed first-place finishes in the 110-meter hurdles, high jump and 300 hurdles during a Carolina 1-A Conference track meet. Christian Martens won the 400 dash. The Cougars' foursome of Jamal Taylor, Antonio Futrelle, Jacob Seate and Victor...

Golden Falcons fare well in ECC 3-A track meet

ERWIN -- Triton claimed a three-team Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet with Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne on Thursday afternoon. The Hawks finished with a team score of 90 and the Golden Falcons compiled 66 points. The Saints tallied...

Eagles sweep Carolina 1-A track meet

Host Rosewood claimed both the boys' and girls' portions of a Carolina 1-A Conference meet with Spring Creek and North Duplin on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles' boys compiled 95 points and finished ahead of the Gators score of 50. The...

Gators endure shutout loss

SEVEN SPRINGS -- East Carteret turned back Spring Creek 9-0 on Thursday afternoon. The Gators visit Kinston on Monday....

Rosewood boots Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Rosewood avenged an earlier loss to Southern Wayne with a 6-2 victory over the Saints on Thursday night. No other details were reported. Southern Wayne (3-2-1, 0-2-0 ECC) entertains Eastern Wayne tonight. The Eagles play host to North...

Conquerors fall to Bethel on baseball diamond

KINSTON -- Three Faith Christian pitchers combined to issue 12 walks in an 11-5 loss on Thursday afternoon at Bethel Christian. Seth Price (two RBI), Aaron Hill and Levi Wise all finished with two hits for the Conquerors. Faith (0-3)...

Thomas logs 9 Ks in Goldsboro loss

Marlon Thomas recorded nine strikeouts in a complete-game performance, but Goldsboro dropped a heart-breaking, 4-3 non-conference decision to Hobbton on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats swept the regular-season series. Kyle Kyker and Jared Howard paced the Cougars' offense with two hits...

Greene Central upends D.H. Conley

GREENVILLE -- Greene Central slipped past D.H. Conley 4-3 on Thursday evening. Will Creech (RBI) and Tyler Jones each had two hits for the Rams. Bailey Ormond and Justin Lee each added a hit. Lee earned the win on the...

Five players spearhead CBA offense

Five different Charles B. Aycock players tallied two hits in a 7-2 non-conference win on Thursday evening at Rosewood. Noah West (three RBI), Garrett Joyner (RBI), Adam Pate (RBI), Connor Crandall (RBI) and Tim Naughton each contributed two hits for...

Hollingsworth picks up pitching win for SW

DUDLEY -- Jacob Hollingsworth pitched five shutout innings and Southern Wayne turned back Spring Creek 9-0 on Thursday afternoon. Hollingsworth allowed just two hits and struck out three two earn the win on the mound. D.J. Skinner provided two scoreless...

Cougars drop non-conference affair to Hobbton

Goldsboro struggled to get its offense going in a 17-2 non-conference loss to Hobbton on Thursday afternoon. Amina Williams supplied a hit for the Cougars. Goldsboro (0-5) entertains Wayne Christian on Monday....

Faith Christian falls to TEACH softball team

Faith Christian endured a 17-7 loss to TEACH Homeschool on Thursday afternoon. Hannah Stocks led the Conquerors with three hits. Meredith Clark and Courtney Dail both recorded a hit. Faith (3-3) travels to Trinity Christian of Greenville today....

Saints cruise past Gators in softball

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Southern Wayne cruised to a 17-2 non-conference win on Thursday afternoon at Spring Creek. Kelsey Hayes and Hope Rose both contributed four hits and four RBI for the Saints. Savannah Wiggins provided three hits and two RBI....

MOC turns back Catawba in final seconds

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Riann Daziel punched in a season-high five goals and Mount Olive College turned back in-state foe Catawba, 17-14, in a non-conference women's lacrosse match at Amon Field on Thursday afternoon. Kara Lyon added three...

Eagles, Golden Falcons split DH on softball diamond

County rivals expected to contend for their respective regular-season conference championships learned a few things about themselves on the softball diamond Thursday evening. Rosewood can play with elite teams. Charles B. Aycock might have found its identity. Alicia Burns' two-out,...

CBA-Rosewood softball boxes

Game 1 C.B. Aycock 110 02 -- 4 7 0 Rosewood 100 22 -- 5 9 1 Two outs when game-winning run scored. Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Meredith Burroughs 1-2; Keely Fulgham 1-3, 2 RBI; Reagan Herndon 2-3,...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: Greene Central 4, D.H. Conley 3 -- Will Creech and Tyler Jones each finished with two hits for the Rams. Justin Lee earned the win on the pitcher's mound with five solid innings that included...

E. Wayne-JH Rose baseball box

J.H. Rose 000 023 0 -- 5 8 0 Eastern Wayne 000 000 0 -- 0 3 5 Leading hitters -- J.H. Rose -- David Paylor 1-3, RBI; Mason Keen 3-4; J.D. Clark 1-3; Jehneil House 1-3, 2B, RBI; Matt...

Mitchell leads Aycock in golf match

Charles B. Aycock fired a 332 team score and claimed first place in a tri-meet with Rosewood and Goldsboro at Lane Tree Golf Club on Wednesday afternoon. Dylan Mitchell led the Golden Falcons with a round of 78. Josh Wheeler...

Rocky Mount hands CBA 6-3 loss in tennis

ROCKY MOUNT -- Rocky Mount swept its way through doubles play and bested Charles B. Aycock 6-3 on Wednesday night. Will Hoff, Chas Hooks and Jackson Yelverton each won their respective singles match for the Golden Falcons. C.B. Aycock (2-4...

C.B. Aycock needs extra inning to defeat South Johnston

FOUR OAKS -- Charles B. Aycock needed eight innings to get past Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival South Johnston 12-11 on Wednesday night. Keeley Fulghum led the Golden Falcons at the plate with four hits and two runs batted in....

Saints held to two hits in ECC road loss

CLAYTON -- Southern Wayne never got its offense on track in a 4-0 loss at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Cleveland on Wednesday afternoon. The Saints managed just two hits as a team. Jacob Sasser and Thomas Kelly each delivered...

South Johnston edges CBA in 8 innings

FOUR OAKS -- South Johnston plated the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning and defeated C.B. Aycock 5-4 on Wednesday night. The Golden Falcons committed eight errors and all five of the Trojans' runs were unearned. Bobby...

Brann throws complete-game, five-hitter

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central got a brilliant pitching performance from Ben Brann and handed Wilson Beddingfield a 2-1 defeat in Eastern Plains 2-A Conference play Wednesday night. Brann allowed five hits and struck out six batters in a complete-game...

MOC softball team sweeps doubleheader from Coker

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Carly White tossed a six-hit shutout and Beth Overman homered as Mount Olive defeated Conference Carolinas leader Coker (S.C.) College 4-0 in the opening game of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon. The Trojans pieced together a four-run,...

Goldsboro's Murphy signs with St. Augustine's

A chance to follow in his father's footsteps. A familiar offense. A campus close to home. Goldsboro quarterback Julius Murphy is living proof that good things do come to those who wait. Following a recruiting process that reminded Murphy of...

J.H. Rose shuts out Eastern Wayne

J.H. Rose took its time to get its offense going. Eastern Wayne never did. The Rampants scored in the fifth and the sixth innings en route to a 5-0, non-conference baseball victory in New Hope on Wednesday afternoon. "We have...

Golden Falcons strike quickly against South Johnston

PIKEVILLE -- The quick-strike mentality is paying off. Charles B. Aycock notched two goals within a seven-minute span in the early stages of the opening half and dismantled Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe South Johnston, 8-2, on Wednesday evening. Cheyenne...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Trojan spikers stay perfect in conference play

BELMONT -- Mount Olive extended its school-record winning streak to 12 matches with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-21 triumph over Conference Carolinas in-state foe Belmont Abbey on Tuesday evening. Angel Dache delivered a game-high 17 kills for the Trojans, who...

Preps digest: Middle school sports news

Girls' soccer: Spring Creek 1, Dillard 0 -- Yaneli Cervantes tallied the Gators' lone goal....

Chargers score two late goals, beat archrival Wayne Christian

Wayne Country Day scored a pair of second-half goals in a 2-0 win on Tuesday evening at Wayne Christian. Crawford Tanner and Margaret Tanner both scored for the Chargers. Sarah Best supplied an assist. Wayne Country Day (2-0) visits Grace...

Division II Southeast Regional: Trojan women enter as the underdog

MOUNT OLIVE -- None of the current players were around when the Mount Olive College women's basketball team stunned nationally-ranked Indiana (Pa.) University in the opening round of the 2008 NCAA Division II South Atlantic Regional. The Trojans were the...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Preps digest: Middle schools sports news

Middle schools * Softball: Princeton 15, Clayton 0 -- Beth Braswell earned the win in the pitcher's circle with an 11-strikeout performance. Braswell also paced the Bulldogs at the plate with two hits. Jessica Gautier, Selah Smith, Kortney Edwards,...

Rosewood's boys, girls place 2nd in track meet

Rosewood finished in second place on both the boys' and girls' sides during a non-conference track meet against Bunn on Monday afternoon. Fouad Ismail won the shot put for the Eagles. Tyree Chavous (discus), Marquail Almontser (triple jump), Jyonte Raynor...

Bulldogs shut out EWA on soccer pitch

PRINCETON -- Princeton cruised past East Wake Academy 5-0 on Monday night. Peyton Whitley scored two goals for the Bulldog. Kassandra Velasquez added a goal and an assist. Elizabeth Cole and Jessica Brush each scored one goal. Amber Hill earned...

Beckert throws two-hit shutout

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Rosewood used a sterling pitching performance to outlast Midway 5-0 on Monday. Amanda Beckert delivered a two-hit shutout in the pitcher's circle for the Eagles. Alicia Burns led the Rosewood offense with three hits and one RBI....

Wilson Hunt doubles up Eastern Wayne, 6-3

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne got behind in the middle innings and never recovered in a 6-3 loss to Wilson Hunt on Monday. Jeremy Lancaster led the Warriors with two hits. Grayson Well, Ryan Warren, Josh Dixon, Tyler Huetter and Justin...

Lejeune nips North Duplin

JACKSONVILLE -- North Duplin had trouble keeping Lejeune off the basepaths in a 7-5 setback on Monday afternoon. Taylan Lewis led the Rebels with two hits, including an RBI double. Mitchell Thigpen added two hits and two runs scored. Blake...

Big inning helps Midway defeat Rosewood in baseball

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Midway used an eight-run fourth inning to defeat Rosewood 13-2 on Monday afternoon. Reed Howell led Rosewood with two hits. Jordan Gurley and Jonathan Cherry each added one hit in the defeat. Brent Breedlove suffered the loss...

Coor has three hits in Spring Creek's road win

TRENTON -- Spring Creek scored the eventual game-winning run in the top of the fifth inning and held off Jones Senior 8-7 on Monday night. Alan Coor led the Gators at the plate with three hits and two runs batted...

Lane Tree LGA news

Cathy Garris claimed game-of-the-week and low gross honors as the Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association launched its season Monday. Garris carded five birdies. Mary Ann Sutton and Jean Gurley won low net and low putts, respectively....

EW-CBA tennis box

Eastern Wayne 6 C.B. Aycock 3 Singles: No. 1 Chaz Fitzpatrick (EW) d. Will Hoff 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Mitchell Kaspar (EW) d. Addison Vail 6-4, 6-4; No. 3 Chas Hooks (CBA) d. Hari Chittilla 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 Jackson...

Warriors net ECC win over Aycock in boys' tennis

Eastern Wayne prevailed in two of three doubles matches and handed county archrival Charles B. Aycock a 6-3 defeat on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' tennis scene Monday afternoon. The Warriors' top-seeded tandem of Chaz Fitzpatrick-Mitchell Kaspar collected...

Saints finish 2nd in ECC boys' golf opener

South Johnston got the best of both worlds on Monday afternoon. The Trojans claimed first place in the team standings at the season-opening Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference boys' golf tournament and Patrick Stephenson claimed medalist honors with an 18-hole...

ECC 3-A golf agate

ECC 3-A golf Team scores South Johnston 325 Southern Wayne 331 Cleveland 346 C.B. Aycock 367 Triton 374 Eastern Wayne 428 North Lenoir 455 Top 10 Individuals 1. Patrick Stephenson, SJ 73 2. Jared Lisec, C 76 3. Timmy Stroud,...

Monday, March 11, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 3, North Lenoir 2, 11 innings -- Lloyd Lowe led the Golden Falcons with two hits. Trent Herndon (RBI), Bryce Anders (RBI), Ryan Davis, Brandon Palmer and Braxton Leeper each provided a hit....

Spring Creek erupts early, handles Dixon

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek pushed across seven runs in the first inning of a 13-5 non-conference win over Dixon on Friday evening. Alan Coor collected three hits and an RBI for the Gators. Logan Miller and Matt Rogers both...

Thompson fares well in outdoor meet

MOC Sports Information MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Mount Olive College junior Amber Thompson made her first outdoor track and field meet of the season a big one. The Trojans' distance runner narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Division II outdoor...

Trojans upset Falcons, win tournament and automatic bid to NCAAs

MISENHEIMER -- Time to polish up those scuff-marked tennis shoes. Mount Olive has to look its best for the Big Dance. The Trojan women seized the Conference Carolinas' automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional with a come-from-behind,...

MOC women face top-ranked Clayton State in SE Regional

MOUNT OLIVE -- On the road again. But this trip has more meaning. Mount Olive begins play Friday in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional women's basketball tournament after earning the Conference Carolinas' automatic bid on Sunday afternoon. The eighth-seeded...

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Soccer: Faith Christian of Rocky Mount 2, Wayne Country Day 0 -- Sarah Porter scored both of the goals for Faith of Rocky Mount. * Baseball: Wayne Christian 7, Village Christian 6 -- The Eagles' Tanner...

Trojan women stun No. 8-ranked Limestone in OT

MOC Sports Information GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Don't close that scorebook, yet. The Mount Olive College basketball team is on a payback tour that could lead to an appearance in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional. The Trojan women moved one...

MOC sweeps Barton on baseball diamond

MOUNT OLIVE -- No. 1-ranked Mount Olive struck for seven runs in the third and fourth innings combined, and Chris Orphanos earned his second decision on the mound during an 11-4, game-two triumph over Conference Carolinas archrival Barton on...

Golden Falcons dominate Hawks on soccer pitch

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock spent most of Friday night's game trying not to win ... literally. Due to a new rule instituted by the N.C. High School Athletic Association, a soccer game is over as soon as one team...

CBA survives fourth-inning mistakes, eases past North Lenoir

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock survived a shaky middle inning on defense and Bobby Hampton shut the door on Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference baseball nemesis North Lenoir on Friday evening. The Golden Falcons overcame five defensive miscues and Hampton tossed...

CBA-NL baseball box

North Lenoir 000 500 0 -- 5 3 0 C.B. Aycock 240 001 x -- 7 7 5 Leading hitters -- North Lenoir -- Justin Shimer 1-3, RBI; Landon Letchworth 1-3, RBI; Daron Gray 1-3, 2 RBI. C.B. Aycock --...

Defending 3-A state champs hammer North Lenoir

PIKEVILLE -- Defending 3-A state champion Charles B. Aycock remained unbeaten in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference action with a 10-1 triumph over North Lenoir on Friday evening. Keeley Fulham crushed a two-run home run during a four-hit, six-RBI performance. Outfielder...

Rosewood pounds South Central, 13-2

WINTERVILLE -- Rosewood pounded out 14 hits and rolled past South Central, 13-2, on Friday night. Callie Thornton led the Eagles with five hits, including a triple, and four stolen bases. Anna Ingram added three hits. Scout Anderson tallied two...

Triton nips Southern Wayne, 7-6

DUDLEY -- Triton got critical hits in the late innings and squeaked past Southern Wayne 7-6 in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Friday evening. Morgan Best suffered the loss in the pitcher's circle for the Saints. Hope Rose, Kelsey Hayes,...

Greene Central romps past Spring Creek in softball

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Greene Central scored 11 runs in the top of the fifth inning and put away Spring Creek 24-7 on Friday afternoon. Morgan Mokus led the Rams with five hits. Tatiana Bynum and Amani Warren each added three...

Wendorf, Saints defeat Triton

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne opened its Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference schedule with an 8-1 win over Triton on Friday night. Cody Wendorf earned the win on the pitcher's mound. Wendorf lasted six innings, allowed one earned run and struck out...

Eastern Wayne claims ECC road baseball win

CLAYTON -- Eastern Wayne used a solid defnesive effort and quality pitching to drop Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Cleveland 7-1 on Friday night. Jeremy Lancaster led the Warriors at the plate with three hits and one RBI. Grayson Wells,...

Jaguars defeat Rosewood in baseball

Farmville Central rallied in the late innings to defeat Rosewood 9-5 on Friday night. Daniel Herring led the Eagles with two hits and one RBI. Reed Howell and Brent Breedlove each added one hit. Jordan Gurley lasted five innings on...

Wayne Country Day drops pair of games

WILSON -- Cody Neal turned in a complete-game performance on the mound, but Wayne Country Day couldn't find enough run support in a 10-6 loss to Cape Fear Christian Academy on Saturday morning at Fleming Stadium. Neal allowed 10 runs...

Triton defeats Southern Wayne in soccer

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne missed too many scoring chances in a 2-1 defeat against Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Triton on Friday evening. Maria Guttierez scored the lone goal for the Saints. Southern Wayne (2-1-0 overall, 0-1-0 ECC) is the...

Chargers open season with win

Wayne Country Day played stingy defense and defeated Faith Christian of Rocky Mount 1-0 on Friday night. Sarah Best scored the lone goal for the Chargers off a pass from Molly McDonald. Wayne Country Day (1-0-0 overall) travels to county...

South Johnston nips Princeton

Keeper Amber Hill recorded 10 saves between the pipes, but Princeton dropped a heart-breaking, 3-2 overtime loss county rival South Johnston in the Four Oaks Cup. Peyton Whitley and Jessica Brush each scored for the Bulldogs. Kassandra Velasquez dished out...

Wayne Christian nets 1st win of the season

FAYETTEVILLE -- Wayne Christian dominated singles play and cruised past Village Christian 8-1 on Friday. Christopher Easom, Matthew Jackson, Grahm Fussell, Kevin Wheeler and Cody Easom each claimed a singles point for the Eagles. The tandems of Christopher Easom-Jackson, Cody...

Friday, March 8, 2013

Saints stay perfect on soccer pitch

Southern Wayne took advantage of some fortunate bounces. Rosewood was left wishing it had made the most of its opportunities. Maria Gutierrez scored a pair of goals and Southern Wayne earned a 4-1, non-conference win at Branch Pope Field on...

GC-So. Wayne baseball box

Greene Central 000 00 -- 0 0 3 Southern Wayne 040 6x -- 10 9 1 Leading hitters -- Greene Central -- None. Southern Wayne -- Kevin Williams 1-2, RBI; Clayton Cashwell 1-2; Taylor Raynor 1-2, RBI; Thomas Kelly 1-3;...

Spring Creek places 2nd in Carolina 1-A track meet

AYDEN -- Spring Creek enjoyed second-place finishes during a Carolina 1-A Conference boys' and girls' meet at Ayden-Grifton on Thursday afternoon. The host Chargers won the team competition. Carlos Osorio won the discus and the shot put for Spring Creek....

Cleveland nets first-ever ECC tennis win over CBA

PIKEVILLE -- Cleveland capitalized on unforced errors in singles and doubles play, and handed Charles B. Aycock a 5-4 setback in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference action Friday afternoon. It was the Rams' first victory in seven tries against the Golden...

Gators, Eagles battle to 2-2 draw

VANCEBORO -- Spring Creek battled to a 2-2 tie with West Craven on Thursday night. Kaitlyn Sullivan led the Gators with a goal and an assist. Rheanna Reid added the Gators' other goal and Veronica Martinez tallied one assist. Spring...

Warrior, Strickland spark Golden Falcons in soccer

ERWIN -- Charles B. Aycock opened the soccer season with a 4-0 win over Triton on Thursday night. Cheyenne Warrick and Alex Strickland each scored two goals for the Golden Falcons. Alex Van de Meer and Julian Stamper combined for...

Wayne Christian earns league shutout

Wayne Christian got an excellent outing from Cameron Foss on the pitcher's mound and defeated Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Northwood Temple 2-0 on Thursday afternoon. Foss got the win on the strength of five shutout innings. Austen Howell earned...

South Johnston shuts out Eastern Wayne in baseball

FOUR OAKS -- Eastern Wayne dropped its first Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference game of the season, 7-0, to South Johnston on Thursday night. Tyler Huetter led the Warriors with three hits. Josh Dixon, Grayson Wells and Ryan Kelly each added...

Pate homers in CBA's road win

ERWIN -- Charles B. Aycock earned a 9-1 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Triton on Thursday night. Adam Pate led the Golden Falcons at the plate with a home run and three RBI. Garrett Joyner and Noah West...

Cougars drop tough outing at Jones Sr.

TRENTON -- Isaiah Core and Zach Falconer provided two hits and two RBI apiece during Goldsboro's 6-5, non-conference loss to Jones Senior on Thursday afternoon. Cayce Herring added two hits. Thomas Vick (RBI), Blake Mayo and Jamal Moses each delivered...

Bulldogs upend Saints in softball

DUDLEY -- Princeton's offense got on track early and stayed hot in a 15-3, non-conference win over Southern Wayne on Thursday afternoon. Hailey Wood led the Bulldogs with four hits and two runs batted in. Charley Cox added three hits...

Golden Falcons claim ECC softball opener

ERWIN -- Charles B. Aycock opened defense of its Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play with a 6-4 win over Triton on Thursday night. Meredith Burroughs got the win in the pitcher's circle. Burroughs allowed six hits and struck out six...

Wayne Christian pounds out season-opening win

Wayne Christian belted out nine total hits and rolled past Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Northwood on Thursday afternoon. Kelsey Kornegay led the Eagles with four hits. Brooke Barfield added two hits. Victoria Combs allowed one hit over 4 1/3...

Saints' Jackson tosses no-hitter

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne used a pair of big innings and a brilliant pitching performance to beat Greene Central 10-0 in five innings on Thursday night. Jackson Hayes delivered a near-perfect outing on the mound and finished with a five-inning...

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Softball: Triton 7, C.B. Aycock 5 -- Haley Boggi led C.B. Aycock with two hits. Allie Phillips added one hit in the defeat. The Golden Falcons fell to 0-1 overall. * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 17, Triton...

3A East Regional: E. Wayne-W. Craven box

2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A Eastern Regional (at Crown Center, Fayetteville) GIRLS West Craven 19 14 18 13 -- 64 Eastern Wayne 8 13 11 16 -- 48 WEST CRAVEN (26-5) Jamie Cherry 6 3 8-10 29,...

A East Regional -- Warriors' journey ends with loss to West Craven

FAYETTEVILLE -- Eastern Wayne freshman Naheria Hamilton sat forward with her arms crossed on the press room table and teammate Tianna Christopher fought back tears. Disappointment shrouded the face of head coach Tyrone Wagner. And their stunned silence spoke volumes....

Thursday, March 7, 2013

3A East Regional: Warriors get rematch with West Craven

No. 4-ranked Eastern Wayne certainly remembers its late-game breakdown at West Craven in late December. The Warriors let their guard down in the latter stages and endured a stinging, three-point defeat -- their lone blemish on what has been the...

Compher named new AD at East Carolina

The Associated Press GREENVILLE -- East Carolina has hired Jeff Compher from Northern Illinois as its athletic director. The school announced his hiring Wednesday and says he agreed to a five-year contract worth $415,000 annually plus performance bonuses and will...

Goldsboro's Cannon signs NLI with St. Augustine's

The list of schools that suddenly stopped recruiting Goldsboro linebacker Bernard Cannon or offered him the chance to walk on may have made his recruiting process easier. What won't be easy is convincing Cannon to take it easy on any...

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Preps digest: JV school news

JV sports * Baseball: Wayne Christian 22, Rocky Mount Academy 4 -- The Eagles' pitching staff combined to surrender just three hits and strike out seven in the five-inning game. Wayne Christian collected 15 hits as a team....

Miller brothers shut down Wallace-Rose Hill

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Coming off of a pair of losses during the opening week of the baseball season, Spring Creek was a team in search of a calming presence on the pitcher's mound. The Miller brothers delivered. Luke Miller tossed...

S. Creek-WRH baseball box

Wallace-Rose Hill 200 100 1 -- 4 6 6 Spring Creek 101 213 x -- 8 6 2 Leading hitters -- Wallace-Rose Hill -- Walker Inwalle 2-4, RBI; Alex Boyette 1-3, RBI; Ray Malone 1-2; Tyler Likens 1-2, RBI; Gavin...

Walnut Creek LGA season starts

The Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association launched their 2013 season Tuesday afternoon on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Hiromi Sueki claimed low gross. Gaye Bryant won low net. Faye Franklin and Evelyn Rose shared low putts....

Vikings nip Rams, 6-5

Hunter Murphy and Justin Woolard supplied two RBI apiece during Greene Central's 6-5, non-conference loss to D.H. Conley on Tuesday afternoon. Justin Lee led the Rams with two hits. Will Creech endured the pitching loss. Greene Central fell to 0-2...

North Duplin stays perfect on baseball diamond

CALYPSO -- North Duplin erupted for nine runs in the third inning of a 15-7, non-conference win over James Kenan on Tuesday evening. Charlie Holloman led the Rebels with three hits and two RBI. Blake Rhodes tallied two hits and...

Goldsboro diamond 9 fall at North Johnston

KENLY -- Four players collected one hit apiece during Goldsboro's 14-6, non-conference loss at North Johnston on Monday evening. Ronald Woody, Zach Falconer, Thomas Vick and Kyle Kyker each cranked out a hit for the Cougars. Woody, Vick and Kyker...

CBA nets second ECC victory of the season

FOUR OAKS -- Charles B. Aycock earned the match-clinching point at No. 3 doubles and slipped past South Johnston, 5-4, in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference match Monday afternoon. The third-seeded tandem of Stanton Head-Nick Coston pulled out an 8-6...

Trinity-Raleigh scores late, edges Wayne Christian

Trinity Academy of Raleigh scored in the final three minutes of regulation and upended Wayne Christian, 1-0, on the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference scene Tuesday afternoon. "Kelsey Kornegay played an awesome game in goal," WCS assistant coach Shelly Anderson said....

Southern Wayne blanks Hobbton ... again

NEWTON GROVE -- Dixie Ramirez punched in four goals and unbeaten Southern Wayne pounded out a 7-0, non-conference win over Hobbton on Tuesday afternoon. The Saints swept the regular-season series. Alba Perez contributed two goals. Cynthia Rivera provided one goal...

Bill delivers two goals in Rosewood's opener

Senior Logan Bill notched two goals and assisted on another goal during Rosewood's season-opening, 5-2 triumph over Midway at Branch Pope Field on Tuesday evening. Ashley Duran, Ayana Potter and Kim Scott each scored one goal. Freshman Lexi Mercer dished...

No. 1-ranked Trojans split DH with Wingate

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive head coach Carl Lancaster knows he has little room to complain when it comes to his team's 18-2 record. Lancaster just wishes he saw more consistency out of his team. The top-ranked Trojans split a...

Murphy, Graves selected for East-West All-Star affair

For most players selected to the East-West All-Star Game, it is simply one final chance to put on a high school football uniform before continuing their careers at the collegiate level. For Goldsboro's Julius Murphy and Charles B. Aycock's Devin...

3A East Regional: Warrior girls show trust in coaching staff

Soaked from a post-game water-bottle shower, Tyrone Wagner wiped down his face while Eastern Wayne's players gathered around him in the locker room. Excitement filled the air about what had just transpired on the court. The Warriors clinched the program's...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Rosewood 15, Eastern Wayne 2 -- Jonathan Peacock earned the win on the pitcher's mound for the Eagles. Derek Neal paced the Rosewood offense with a grand slam. Boone Moody and Andrew Ingram each recorded two...

Adams is medalist, Aycock wins team meet at GMGC

Charles B. Aycock recorded a team score of 344 and claimed first place in a three-team match at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Monday afternoon. Battle Burnette paced the Golden Falcons with a round of 86. Dylan Mitchell shot 88,...

Rosewood nets season-opening win

Rosewood scored five points in singles play and defeated Wayne Christian 7-2 on Monday. Dylan Cuddington, Fouad Ismail, Hunter Hinson, Nolan Tubb and Tyler Power each prevailed in singles for Rosewood. The pairings of Nathan Tubb-Nolan Tubb and Hinson-Power each...

Saints stay unbeaten on softball diamond

Southern Wayne scored early and often en route to a sweep of the season series over Goldsboro. The Saints prevailed 28-5 on Monday afternoon. Claire Kennedy led Southern Wayne with three hits and five runs batted in. Morgan Best added...

Patterson scores 25, MOC suffers season-ending loss to Limestone

MOC Sports Information GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Mount Olive College senior Darrell Patterson tallied a game-high 25 points in his final collegiate contest during a 96-70 loss to third-seeded Limestone (S.C.) College in opening-round play of the 2013 Conference Carolinas men's...

3A East Regional: Teams prefer to run

Lace up your shoes. The 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A eastern girls' basketball regional is expected to resemble a track meet when it tips off Thursday at the Crown Center in Fayetteville. The four participants prefer to...

Monday, March 4, 2013

Nick Quillen defends wrestling state championship

GREENSBORO -- Adrenaline coursed through his veins. His pulse quickened. His heartbeat pounded loudly in his head and drowned out the noise from a roaring crowd when turned his opponent onto his back. It seemed like eternity. In reality, it...

Trojans complete sweep of Belmont Abbey

MOC Sports Information BELMONT -- Alex Regan took a perfect game into the fifth inning and withstood a late rally as nationally second-ranked Mount Olive defeated No. 18 Belmont Abbey 7-4 in game one of a Conference Carolinas baseball doubleheader...

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Local preps digest

Baseball Eastern Wayne 2, Wilson Hunt 1 * Eastern Wayne opened the baseball season with a 2-1 win over Wilson Hun on Friday afternoon in New Hope. The Warriors finished with five hits. Grayson Wells, Jeremy Lancaster, Josh Dixon, Tyler...

Trojans' comeback falls short

MOC SPORTS INFORMATION WILSON -- Mount Olive threw a scare into its rivals from Barton, trimming a 19-point, second half deficit to one in the closing minutes, but the Bulldogs made all six free throws in the final 43 seconds...

Gryphons too strong for Golden Falcons

ROCKY MOUNT -- Charles B. Aycock wanted to hang around long enough and aggravate defending Class 3-A state champion Rocky Mount on Friday evening. The Gryphons never tightened up. And the 12th-seeded Golden Falcons couldn't overcome a second-quarter scoring drought...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS C.B. Aycock 9 10 10 14 -- 43 Rocky Mount 17 14 18 23 -- 72 C.B. AYCOCK (15-13) Greg Williams 0 0 0-1 0, Cody Garris 0 0 1-2 1, Javaris Williams 0 0 0-0 0, Shakel Powell...

Mount Olive's women stumble at Barton

MOC SPORTS INFORMATION WILSON -- Tamara Nesmith scored 21 points and Jasmine McDonald and Alexandra Silva added 15 apiece, but Mount Olive fell to No. 6 Barton 74-58 in the women's regular season finale for both teams Friday night. Mount...

Goldsboro's Keen earns promotion at UNCW

Courtesy of UNCW WILMINGTON -- Former Seahawk Club assistant director and UNCW director of development Adam Keen has been appointed Associate Director of Athletics for Major Gifts, becoming the school's first major gifts officer for athletics. The announcement comes on...

Eastern Wayne advances to East Regional semifinals

It has been more than a year since Eastern Wayne lost on its home floor. The Warriors are going to have to try to bottle that momentum for their next game. Eastern Wayne used a big third quarter to pull...

Dillon fans 11 against Belmont Abbey

MOC SPORTS INFORMATION BELMONT -- Matt Dillon recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts and tossed an eight-inning complete game as nationally second-ranked Mount Olive defeated No. 18 Belmont Abbey 6-2 in the opening game of a Conference Carolinas baseball series Saturday...

Friday, March 1, 2013

County grapplers seeking state titles

GREENSBORO -- Their respective paths have led to the same destination. And each will chase his own dream. Seven grapplers from perennial wrestling powers Charles B. Aycock and Rosewood traveled to the Greensboro Coliseum for the N.C. High School Athletic...

NCCU hands Trojan women first loss of season in tennis

MOUNT OLIVE -- Freshmen Maite Belloso and Paulina Delgado each posted a singles win for Mount Olive during its 7-2, non-conference loss to in-state foe N.C. Central on Thursday afternoon. The Trojans suffered their first defeat of the season. Belloso...

MOC softball team splits doubleheader with UNC Pembroke

PEMBROKE -- Lauren Smith tossed her second straight shutout inside the circle and Mount Olive College defeated UNC Pembroke, 3-0, in game two of a non-conference doubleheader Thursday afternoon. The Braves took the opener, 4-2. Smith retired the side in...

Orrison delivers three hits for No. 2-ranked MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive freshman Zak Orrison batted three-for-five and scored four runs, and seven Trojan pitchers held in-state foe St. Augustine's to one earned run in a 14-3 non-conference win Thursday afternoon at Scarborough Field. The No. 2-ranked...

Best leads Southern Wayne with 76 at GMGC

Kyle Best shot a team-best 76 and Southern Wayne finished first in a four-team meet on Thursday afternoon at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. The Saints compiled a team score of 328 to finish ahead of Rosewood's total of 353. Goldsboro...

Gators, Devils battle to 3-3 draw

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek and South Lenoir played to a 3-3 tie on Thursday evening. Kaitlyn Sullivan, Madison Harkay and Mary Perry each scored for the Gators. Spring Creek (0-0-1) plays host to Wallace-Rose Hill on Tuesday....

Fike hands CBA netters 6-3 loss

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock launched its 2013 season with a 6-3, non-conference loss to perennial power Wilson Fike on Thursday afternoon. Top-seeded Will Hoff and third-seeded Chas Hooks each claimed a third-set tiebreaker, while fifth-seeded Alan Best prevailed in...

Saints double up Gators on softball diamond

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne began its season with a 12-6 win over Spring Creek on Thursday. Hope Rose led the Saints with three hits and an RBI. Kelsey Hayes finished with two hits and two RBI. Aubrey Sasser (RBI) and...

Burroughs slugs home run in CBA defeat

KENLY -- Charles B. Aycock opened its season with an 8-2 loss on Thursday at North Johnston. Meredith Burroughs belted a two-run home run for the Golden Falcons. Katie Gay also contributed a single but Aycock had just two hits...

Rams suffer road loss against JH Rose

GREENVILLE -- Greene Central suffered a 5-2 loss on Thursday at J.H. Rose. Bailey Ormond contributed a hit and two RBI for the Rams. Will Creech and Tyler Jones each had a hit. Justin Lee took the loss on the...

North Duplin edges Lakewood, 3-2

CALYPSO -- North Duplin pushed across the winning run in the top of the sixth inning and hung on for a 3-2, season-opening win over Lakewood on Thursday evening. Trey Pate collected two hits and an RBI for the Rebels....

Hobbton spoils Goldsboro's season opener

NEWTON GROVE -- Hobbton posted six sixth-inning runs and handed Goldsboro a 12-2 loss in the season-opening game for both teams Thursday afternoon. "The first five innings we looked like a much-improved team," second-year Goldsboro head coach Jackson Massey said....

Southern Wayne knocks off Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT -- Southern Wayne got its offense going early in a 10-3, season-opening win on Thursday at Rocky Mount. Cody Wendorf (two RBI) and Nathan Barwick each collected two hits for the Saints. Garrad Whitfield and Jacob Hollingsworth both...

CBA baseball team wins season opener

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock got its season off to a strong start with a 16-4 thumping of Wilson Hunt on Thursday evening. Greg Johnson finished with two hits and three RBI for the Golden Falcons. Noah West provided two...

Plenty at stake for MOC, Barton men

Round two is here. Conference Carolinas archrivals Mount Olive College and Barton conclude regular-season play in the 3rd annual Battle of the East at Wilson Gymnasium this evening. The women tip-off at 5:30 p.m. Plenty remains at stake on the...

Preps digest: JV news

JV sports * Baseball: Wilson Hunt 6, C.B. Aycock 3 -- Ryan Davis paced the Golden Falcons with three hits. Bryce Anders (RBI) and Lloyd Lowe both added two hits. Trent Herndon also had a hit. Herndon endured the...

BASEBALL TAB -- Whitfield stressing good, solid fundamentals

Spring Creek has several battles to fight this baseball season. Human nature will not be one of them. Coming off one of the most-successful seasons in school history, the Gators must focus on the obstacles at hand and not fall...

BASEBALL TAB -- Taylor: Sky is the limit for young Chargers

Expectations are high for the Wayne Country Day baseball team this season. And the only encore the Chargers can achieve from a runner-up finish in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A championship series last spring is to win...

BASEBALL TAB -- Eagles' leadership will come from sophomores

Three Wayne Christian baseball players, including the team MVP, stepped across the stage and received their diploma last May. They left the tradition-rich program in the hands of young and somewhat experienced underclassmen who won't have any junior or senior...

BASEBALL TAB -- Playoff loss, graduation motivates Saints

Motivation shouldn't be hard to find for Southern Wayne's seven returning starters this spring. The sting of last season's season-ending loss at West Brunswick in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A state playoffs should provide...

BASEBALL TAB -- Aycock suffers key losses to graduation, and its coach

Strangely enough, the N.C. High School Athletic Association record book has just two entries for walks -- total in a game by one team and total in a game by both teams. But there's no mention of individual walks. Meredith...

BASEBALL TAB -- Eagles' juniors, sophomores must produce this season

Rosewood High School's baseball program has been like a carnival ride over the past three seasons. There have been ups and downs, twists and turns, thrills and disappointments. Head coach Jason King hopes to start another upswing this season with...

BASEBALL TAB -- Trojans' trio of assistants valuable to Lancaster

Put any successful collegiate program under a microscope and you'll discover assistant coaches are more valuable than the average person realizes. It's definitely true at Mount Olive College. Head baseball coach Carl Lancaster has fewer headaches to deal with these...

BASEBALL TAB -- Minor League Life: County players tell of their journeys in pro ranks

It doesn't matter how good you are or how bad you are, if you have a uniform on, you have a chance. I want to keep mine on as long as I can until somebody rips it off and says...

BASEBALL TAB -- Massey not measuring Cougars' success in W's and L's

The progress that Goldsboro High School's baseball team has made cannot be measured in wins and losses. At least not yet. Coming off an 0-18 campaign in 2012, the Cougars have made significant strides to improve the quality of their...

BASEBALL TAB -- Youthful Conquerors ready to silence critics

The negative chatter is wearing thin and causing the Faith Christian baseball team to get a chip on its collective shoulder. That could be a good sign. Whispers follow them in the hallways and classmates hush when they step into...

BASEBALL TAB -- Fulghum excited about young team's potential

For the first time in a long time the household names are gone at Eastern Wayne. In their place are bright-eyed underclassmen ready to make their mark on the Warriors' storied program. Nine seniors graduated from a team that went...

BASEBALL TAB -- Combs ready for new venture at South Lenoir

Oh, the irony of it all David Combs will experience when the South Lenoir baseball team officially opens its season next week. He left a tradition-rich county for a program that's built a solid reputation on the Class 2-A scene...

BASEBALL TAB -- Golden Falcons will rely on a small senior class

Charles B. Aycock's run to the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A state championship series last season almost didn't happen. A loss to South Johnston in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tournament nearly derailed the Golden Falcons' playoff hopes. Aycock...