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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...