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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Royal signs with Wingate University

Similar coaching philosophies and a close-knit family atmosphere beckoned North Duplin senior Tyler Royal to Wingate University. The quarterback expects to fit in immediately. Surrounded by the Rebels' coaching staff and family, Royal signed a national letter-of-intent with the Division...

Monday, April 29, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 7, Northern Nash 5 -- Brandon Palmer (RBI) paced the Golden Falcons' offense with three hits. Trent Herndon contributed two hits, an RBI and stole three bases. Ryan Davis (two RBI), Bryce Anders (two...

Kornegay's main goal -- Have fun her senior year

Kelsey Kornegay knew she had the determination, but wondered if she'd have the discipline to handle a major challenge during her senior season at Wayne Christian. No problem. The articulate, out-spoken athlete decided to play five sports -- one in...

Flowers named new boys hoops coach at WCDS

Great, hard-working players led to a successful three-year head coaching stint for David Flowers at Community Christian School in Wilson. He hopes that trend continues at perennial independent power Wayne Country Day. Flowers accepted the head varsity basketball job late...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Local digest

Girls' soccer Wayne Country Day 6, Oakwood 0 * GREENVILLE -- Margaret Tanner notched a hat trick (three goals) during Wayne Country Day's 6-0 triumph over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Oakwood on Friday afternoon. Tanner collected the eventual...

Prep baseball box

North Duplin 102 002 0 -- 5 7 2 Ayden-Grifton 022 000 0 -- 4 7 6 Leading hitters -- North Duplin -- Cedric Kornegay 1-4, RBI; Blake Rhodes 1-4, RBI; Mitchell Thigpen 2-4, RBI; Trey Pate 1-4; Taylan Lewis...

N. Duplin defeats AG baseball

AYDEN -- Mitchell Thigpen got the pitcher's best friend -- a double-player grounder -- at the right time against Ayden-Grifton on Friday evening. The seventh-inning defensive gem helped North Duplin claim an error-filled, 5-4 victory and seize sole possession of...

MOC golf advances to regional

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Nationally 24th-ranked Mount Olive has earned an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship, it was announced Friday. The Trojans will compete in the South/Southeast Regional May 6-8 at Mission...

MOC baseball beats Belmont Abbey in second round

MOC Sports Information BURLINGTON -- Zak Orrison drove in a pair and nationally top-ranked Mount Olive got homers from Jermaine Berry and Daniel Oliver to remain perfect with a 6-3 win over fourth-seeded Belmont Abbey in day two of the...

Epiphany beats Wayne Christian soccer

Wayne Christian was dealt a dose of bad luck before even taking the field on Friday night. The Eagles opponent, Epiphany School, suffered its first Coastal Plains 1-A Independent Conference loss of the season on Wednesday night and the Falcons...

Mount Olive eliminated from conference tournament

MOC Sports Information BURLINGTON -- Top-seeded and nationally top-ranked Mount Olive was denied a fourth consecutive conference championship as No. 2 seed Coker scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to defeat the Trojans 7-4 in an elimination...

Friday, April 26, 2013

Warrick notches 6 goals on senior night

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock put quite an exclamation mark on its regular-season finale Thursday evening. Cheyenne Warrick scored six goals and the Golden Falcons rolled past Southern Wayne 9-0 on senior night at Hardy Talton Stadium. Both teams begin...

Golden Falcons clinch portion of ECC 3A baseball title

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock scored in a variety of ways and rallied for a 7-2 win over archrival Southern Wayne on Thursday night. The Golden Falcons celebrated senior night by clinching at least a share of the Eastern Carolina...

C.B. Aycock-So. Wayne baseball box

Southern Wayne 000 110 0 -- 2 5 0 C.B. Aycock 001 222 x -- 7 7 2 Leding hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Kevin Williams 1-3; Clayton Cashwell 1-3, RBI; Jacob Sasser 1-3, 2B; Cody Wendorf 1-3, RBI; Hunter...

Fitzpatrick claims ECC singles tennis crown

Eastern Wayne senior Chaz Fitzpatrick repeated as the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference men's singles tennis champion with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over teammate Mitchell Kaspar on Thursday afternoon. Fitzpatrick did not lose a game during his title run and remained...

Bill, Mercer score in Rosewood's home win

Rosewood defeated Spring Creek 2-0 at Branch Pope Field on Thursday evening. Logan Bill and Lexi Mercer both scored for the Eagles. Bill and Samantha Allen each recorded an assist. Rosewood (7-4-0 overall, 3-1 CC) plays host to Goldsboro on...

Best notches game-winning goal against Epiphany

Sarah Best scored the game's only goal in the 52nd minute of Wayne Country Day's 1-0 victory over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Epiphany on Thursday afternoon. Chargers' goalkeeper Bailee Creger helped preserve the win. Wayne Country Day (6-3-1...

Warriors tie for 2nd in ECC 3A girls soccer

La GRANGE -- Eastern Wayne earned a share of second-place in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference with a 5-0 win on Thursday evening at North Lenoir. The Warriors and rival Charles B. Aycock finished the regular-season tied for second-place in...

Wayne Christian tennis falls to Oakwood

GREENVILLE -- Wayne Christian suffered a 9-0 loss to Oakwood on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles (5-5 overall) visit Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Monday....

Saints' linksters continue late-season surge

KENLY -- Kyle Best continued his late-season surge and Southern Wayne moved one step closer to its third consecutive Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference championship on Wednesday afternoon. Best earned medalist honors with a 74 and the Saints fired a four-player...

North Lenoir softball defeats Eastern Wayne

La GRANGE -- Eastern Wayne endured a 14-2 loss at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir on Thursday evening. Starla Strickland led the Warriors with two hits. Sarah Rice and Debbie Mitchell both had a hit....

Rosewood softball blanks Spring Creek

Rosewood turned back Carolina 1-A Conference foe Spring Creek 7-0 on Thursday night. Kayla Hardee, Alicia Burns, Amanda Beckert and Hayley Mercer each had two hits for the Eagles. Beckert recorded win inside the pitcher's circle. Rosewood (11-6 overall, 7-1...

Faith Christian falls to Greenville Christian

Faith Christian suffered a 13-2 in five innings to N.C. Christian Schools Association foe Greenville Christian on Thursday....

Chargers collect first CPIC win of the season

Wayne Country Day picked up its first Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference win with a 9-6 victory over Oakwood on Thursday afternoon. Mitch Turnage (two RBI), Mason Bland (RBI) and Wyatt Bland (RBI) each had two hits for the Chargers....

Spring Creek defeats Rosewood, tightens Carolina 1A race

Spring Creek earned its second straight win over a Carolina 1-A Conference co-leader with a 4-3 victory at Rosewood on Thursday evening. The Gators scored a run in the top of the seventh inning to break the 3-3 tie and...

Eastern Wayne turns back North Lenoir in ECC baseball

La GRANGE -- Eastern Wayne broke a 1-1 tie with two fifth-inning runs and dealt North Lenoir a 3-1 loss in the regular-season finale for both Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference teams on Thursday evening. "Any time you win, it's a...

Adams ends up medalist, Eagles shoot season-low score

Rosewood and South Johnston each posted their lowest team scores of the season during a dual-team, non-conference match contested at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Thursday afternoon. Junior Nick Adams claimed medalist honors with a 4-under par 68, while the...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association

Charlotte Campbell emerged the low gross winner during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Penny Ritt won low net and shared low putts with Campbell....

Trojans' Dillon hurls 1-hit shutout

BURLINGTON -- Mount Olive junior Matt Dillon might not have been looking for a way to justify his selection as Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Year, but he certainly deserved it Thursday night. Dillon held sixth-seeded Erskine hitless for...

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 10, Southern Wayne 5 (9 inn.) -- Trent Herndon led the Golden Falcons with four hits and three RBI. Braxton Leeper (RBI), Lloyd Lowe (RBI) and Charlie Robertson each supplied two hits. Bryce...

CBA-So. Wayne softball box

Southern Wayne 000 00 -- 0 1 0 C.B. Aycock 238 0x -- 13 12 2 Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Savannah Wiggins 1-2. C.B. Aycock -- Taylor Bradshaw 2-4, 2 RBI; Jenna Van Horn 2-3, 3 RBI; Reagan...

CBA softball earns share of ECC 3A crown

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock took care of business on senior night. And earned an unexpected bonus. The Golden Falcons clinched a share of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season softball championship with a 13-0, mercy-rule victory over county foe...

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: Rosewood 8, Ayden-Grifton 3 -- Blake Dean led the Rosewood offense with three hits. Hayden Amodeo added two hits in the win. Nicholas Neal tossed a complete game to earn the mound victory....

Princeton shuts out Goldsboro on soccer pitch

PRINCETON -- Amber Hill tallied her third consecutive shutout in the net and Princeton dropped Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Goldsboro 2-0 on Wednesday night. Jessica Brush scored a goal for the Bulldogs off of an assist by Kendra Velasquez. The...

Bulldogs' Johnson tosses no-hitter

Kasey Johnson threw a three-inning no-hitter as league-leading Princeton handed Goldsboro a 17-0 loss in Carolina 1-A Conference play Thursday evening. Johnson recorded seven strikeouts. Johnson and Danielle Best led the Bulldogs' offense with two hits apiece. Julia Coats provided...

Wayne Christian rolls over Community

Wayne Christian pounded out hit after hit in a 20-6 win over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Community Christian on Wednesday night. Austen Howell, Tanner Rose and Cameron Foss each had two hits in the win. Bryce Norman pitched four...

Greene Central rallies in 7th inning

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past Eastern Wayne on Wednesday night. Tyler Warren took the loss on the pitcher's mound. Ryan Faucette led the Warriors at the plate...

Aycock girls finish 2nd in ECC 3-A Championship meet

FOUR OAKS -- Courtney Warner claimed two individual crowns during the season-ending Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference women's track and field championship meet contested at South Johnston High School. Warner won the 100- and 200-meter dashes for the Golden Falcons, who...

Rosewood secures dual-team tennis berth

Rosewood claimed five of six singles courts in a 5-1 triumph over Goldsboro and claimed the Carolina 1-A Conference's lone automatic berth for the upcoming N.C. High School Athletic Association dual-team playoffs. The Eagles (12-1 overall) and Cougars (6-2) shared...

Fitzpatrick-Kaspar battle set for today

They've each earned a regional berth, but their their seeding is a different matter. Eastern Wayne teammates Chaz Fitzpatrick and Mitchell Kaspar square off this afternoon to determine the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference men's singles champion on their home court....

Trojans seek 4-peat in Burlington

BURLINGTON -- Talk about a wide-open race. Any of the six teams who qualified for the 2013 Conference Carolinas baseball tournament are capable of winning the championship and advancing to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional. And Mount Olive, of...

Carolina 1-A Track Championships results

PRINCETON -- Results from the 2013 Carolina 1-A Conference men's and women's track and field championships contested at the Fred Bartholomew Jr. Athletic Complex on the Princeton High School campus Thursday afternoon: MEN TEAM RESULTS Princeton 142 Rosewood 124 Goldsboro...

Princeton ends Rosewood's 2-year reign

PRINCETON -- A pessimist? Or a sandbagger? Princeton High men's track coach Mark McLamb has taken on either role at times this season. But he was humble in victory Wednesday afternoon. The Bulldogs emerged victorious in six events and captured...

2013 ECC 3-A Tennis Championships results

Results from the 2013 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference men's tennis championships contested on the John Allen Farfour Courts at Herman Park on Wednesday. Note: The men's singles final will be played today at Eastern Wayne. Singles First round: Garrett Hatsell...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Softball: Princeton 21, Meadow 0 -- Casey Mitchell claimed the pitching win for Princeton. The Bulldogs (10-2 overall) play host to Four Oaks on Monday....

Eastern Wayne stays in playoff chase

Eastern Wayne desperately wants to keep its season alive. The Warriors scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning during a come-from-behind, 3-1 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Triton on senior night Tuesday. The victory kept...

E. Wayne-Triton, So. Wayne-N. Lenoir baseball boxes

Triton 000 100 0 -- 1 2 1 Eastern Wayne 000 030 0 -- 3 9 2 Leading hitters -- Triton -- Dillon Stewart 1-3; Matthew Webb 1-2, RBI. Eastern Wayne -- Ryan Faucette 2-4; Jeremy Lancaster 1-3, RBI; Ryan...

Saints claim 10-inning win over Hawks

DUDLEY -- For the second time this season North Lenoir and Southern Wayne needed extra innings to sort out an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference baseball game. The Saints emerged victorious again -- 2-1 -- on a two-out hit in the...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association

Eileen Henderson emerged the game-of-the-week winner during weekly play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Teresa Shearin claimed low net in a card playoff against Betty Jean Gurley and also won low gross. Mary Ann Sutton seized low putts....

Hulse, Mozingo provide Warriors' offense

Ann Reed Hulse and Megan Mozingo each scored a pair of goals in Eastern Wayne's 6-1 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent Triton on Tuesday night. The Hawks took a 1-0 lead in the first minute before the...

Johnson has five assists, goal for CB Aycock

WILSON -- Freshman Sabrina Johnson doled out a career-high five assists and tallied one goal in Charles B. Aycock's 8-1, non-conference triumph over Beddingfield on Tuesday evening. Cheyenne Warrick punched in a game-high four goals and delivered one assist. Alex...

Rivera scores twice in Saints' home win

DUDLEY -- Cynthia Rivera collected two goals during Southern Wayne's 3-1 triumph over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir on Tuesday evening. Alva Perez added one goal for the Saints. Southern Wayne (7-10-0 overall, 4-7 ECC) concludes regular-season play...

Errors, walks spell trouble for Wayne Christian

BURLINGTON -- Wayne Christian left 11 runners on base and dropped a 9-6, non-conference decision against Burlington Christian at Springwood Park on Monday afternoon. Victoria Combs surrendered just two hits and logged 10 strikeouts inside the pitcher's circle. Burlington Christian,...

Bulldogs' Paul logs complete-game win

CALYPSO -- Tori Paul tossed a complete-game three-hitter and Carolina 1-A Conference leader Princeton upended North Duplin, 10-2, on Tuesday evening. Paul threw 20 first-pitch strikes and logged five strikeouts. Charley Cox, Kelsey Peedin and Logan Pace cranked out two...

Hardee notches pitching win for Eagles

Rosewood picked up a 12-2 victory in five innings over Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Goldsboro on Tuesday night. Kayla Hardee recorded the win in the pitcher's circle while striking out 10 Cougars. The Eagles (10-6 overall, 6-1 CC) entertain Spring...

Saints fall to NL in softball

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne couldn't hang on to a late lead in a 7-5 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir on Tuesday evening. Kelsey Hayes led the Saints with two hits and two RBI. Aubrey Sasser provided...

Greene Central shuts out SW Edgecombe

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central maintained its hold on second place in the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference with a 10-0, six-inning win over SouthWest Edgecombe on Tuesday night. Kevin Ormond and Mason Head both finished with two hits and an...

Chargers scratch in win column

Wayne Country Day got its offense going early in a 20-1, non-conference victory over visiting Trinity Christian of Fayetteville on Tuesday afternoon. Cody Neal led the Chargers with three hits and three RBI. Mason Bland and Mitch Turnage both supplied...

Princeton upends North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Princeton plated two seventh-inning runs and turned back North Duplin, 3-1, in a Carolina 1-A Conference game Tuesday evening. The loss dropped the Rebels (12-6 overall) into a three-way tie for first place in the league with Ayden-Grifton...

Rosewood cruises past Goldsboro in baseball

Rosewood moved into a three-way tie for first place in the Carolina 1-A Conference with a 14-3 win in six innings over Goldsboro on Tuesday night. The Eagles share the top spot with Ayden-Grifton and North Duplin. Jonathan Cherry led...

Spring Creek diamond 9 knock off Ayden-Grifton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on its way to a key 6-1 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference tri-leader Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday night. The Chargers tumbled into a three-way tie for...

Year away rekindles Van Horn's passion for softball

A year away from the sport she loves allowed Jenna Van Horn to gain some valuable perspective while renewing her passion for a game that's been a part of her life since she was a child. That perspective and passion...

Carolina 1-A Conference tennis agate

Results from the 2013 Carolina 1-A Conference men's tennis championships contested on the John Allen Farfour Courts at Herman Park on Tuesday afternoon: Team standings Rosewood 8 Ayden-Grifton 5 Goldsboro 4 Spring Creek 3 Note: Points awarded for champion (4),...

Cuddington repeats as Carolina 1A singles champion

Physically exhausted, Daniel Krentz leaned on the net as he shook Dylan Cuddington's hand while shadows slowly crept onto the John Allen Farfour Courts on Tuesday evening. The two walked toward the bench. Cuddington grabbed an empty can and tracked...

Warriors' Newsome signs with LCC

Lenoir Community College got a second chance to make a first impression on Eastern Wayne volleyball standout Allyson Newsome. In the end, both sides got what they wanted as Newsome signed her letter of intent on Tuesday afternoon to play...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle school sports

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 8, Rosewood 5 -- Brandon Palmer led the Golden Falcons with three hits and two runs scored. Lloyd Lowe, Charlie Robertson, Bryce Anders, Kyle Davis, Jacob Sanford, Blake Bartlett and Braxton Leeper each...

Aycock rallies late, wins pivotal ECC softball game

PIKEVILLE -- No matter how cold it got or how hard it rained, Charles B. Aycock was not about to go away. Not with an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season championship still up for grabs. The Golden Falcons rallied for...

Princeton defense stifles Rosewood

PRINCETON -- Defense wins championships. Princeton certainly proved the adage on a cold, rainy Monday evening. The Bulldogs claimed a 1-0 victory over archrival Rosewood on the Fred Bartholomew Athletic Complex pitch and seized sole possession of the Carolina 1-A...

C.B. Aycock-S. Johnston softball box

South Johnston 020 010 0 -- 3 9 1 C.B. Aycock 000 104 0 -- 5 7 2 Leading hitters -- South Johnston -- Krista Collins 2-4, 2 RBI; Kayla Allen 1-4; Madison Byrd 2-3; Lauren Higgins 3-4; Anna Webster...

Eastern Wayne cranks out 15-1 non-conference win

Eastern Wayne got its offense on track early and never looked back in a 15-1, non-conference win over Goldsboro on Monday afternoon. Allyson Newsome delivered a pair of doubles and finished with seven RBI for the Warriors. Amanda Hall added...

Wayne Christian defeats WCDS in baseball

Wayne Christian benefited from nine Wayne Country Day errors and cruised to a 14-4, non-conference win on Monday afternoon. Cody Neal suffered the less for Wayne Country Day despite allowing just two earned runs over three innings of work. John...

Golden Falcons edge Greene Central in tennis

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock won the final match of the night in doubles and claimed a 5-4, non-conference victory over Greene Central on Monday night. Addison Vail, Jackson Yelverton, Allan Best and Stanton Head each earned a singles point...

Trojan women finish second in conference tournament

GRAHAM -- Mount Olive posted three of the top eight individual scores, but Queens University of Charlotte swept the field during the Conference Carolinas Match Play Championships on Monday afternoon. The Royals successfully defended their women's golf team championship...

MOC softball wins league title, earns first-ever NCAA regional playoff bid

BURLINGTON -- Mount Olive College did it the hard way. But it was certainly worth it in the end. Sophomore Lauren Smith earned Most Valuable Player honors and the Trojans fended off North Greenville, 5-3, in the championship game of...

Eagles take commanding lead in Carolina 1-A golf

Rosewood entered the Carolina 1-A Conference golf match at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Club with a slim lead in the season standings. The Eagles took advantage of their home course and a scheduling quirk to break free from the pack on...

Monday, April 22, 2013

Lafond named Conference Carolinas freshman of the year

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive freshman Dylan Lafond collected the Conference Carolinas men's track and field freshman athlete-of-the-year award during the season-ending meet contested at Lees-McRae. Lafond emerged the conference champion in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters,...

MOC softball team reaches Conference Carolinas tournament final

MOC Sports Information BURLINGTON -- Danielle Mitchell delivered the game-winning walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning, and Mount Olive upended North Greenville, 3-2, in championship-round play of the 2013 Conference Carolinas softball tournament at Springwood Park on...

No. 1-ranked Trojans complete series sweep of Pfeiffer

MISENHEIMER -- Mike Mercurio homered for the third consecutive game and four Mount Olive College pitchers held in-state foe Pfeiffer U to seven hits in a 9-4 victory on Sunday afternoon. The Trojans swept the season-ending Conference Carolinas series...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Conference Carolinas Championships: MOC teams fare well

BURLINGTON -- Sweet revenge. And near perfection. Lauren Smith threw a one-hitter inside the pitcher's circle and second-seeded Mount Olive eliminated Queens University of Charlotte, 3-0, from the 2013 Conference Carolinas softball tournament on Saturday evening. The Trojans avenged...

No. 1-ranked Trojans sweep in-state foe Pfeiffer in baseball

MISENHEIMER -- No. 1-ranked Mount Olive College extended its unbeaten streak to a season-high 20 games with a doubleheader sweep of in-state Conference Carolinas baseball nemesis Pfeiffer U on Saturday afternoon. Mike Mercurio slugged home runs in both games...

North Duplin trips up Goldsboro

CALYPSO -- North Duplin scored seven runs on just four hits during a 7-1 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro on Friday afternoon. James Britt (RBI), Tyler Potter (RBI), Trey Pate and Charlie Mac Holloman (RBI) each had one...

Ayden-Grifton turns back Rosewood

AYDEN -- Rosewood's seventh-inning rally came up short in an 8-7 loss to Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Friday evening. Jordan Lynn led the Eagles with three hits. Bryce McKeel, Reed Howell and Jordan Gurley each had two hits...

Cougars compete in Carolina 1-A track meet

Goldsboro's Atleassia Carr emerged the discus winner and Shamonica Artis claimed the shot put event during a Carolina 1-A Conference girls' track and field meet contested at Rosewood High School. The foursome of Nekooshia Kornegay, Josephine Grant, Kiara Lewis and...

Friday, April 19, 2013

Saints drop heartbreaker to Trojans

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne didn't back down when it spotted South Johnston a three-run, first-inning lead on Thursday evening. The Saints fought back and tied the game. But they couldn't get that one timely hit and the Trojans did in...

Thursday's ECC baseball boxes

Eastern Wayne 000 000 3 -- 3 6 1 C.B. Aycock 030 000 3 -- 6 6 1 One out when winning run scored. Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Josh Dixon 2-4, 2B, RBI; Ryan Warren 1-4; Jeremy Lancaster...

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports • Baseball: C.B. Aycock 7, Eastern Wayne 1 -- Caleb Smith finished with three hits for the Golden Falcons. Ryan Davis (two RBI) and Kyle Davis both had two hits. Lloyd Lowe (RBI), Cameron Kornegay (RBI), Trent Herndon...

Rosewood earns share of Carolina 1-A crown

Rosewood concluded regular-season play with a 9-0 shutout over county foe Spring Creek on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles lost just three games in singles play and shared the regular-season championship with Goldsboro. Dylan Cuddington, Fouad Ismail, Nathan Tubb, Hunter Hinson,...

Eastern Wayne clinches ECC title outright

Eastern Wayne clinched the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season championship with a 5-4 win over South Johnston on Thursday afternoon. Chaz Fitzpatrick, Mitchell Kaspar, Sawyer Thompson and Sam Biggs each collected a singles victory for the Warriors. The tandem of...

Golden Falcons win 4-team golf meet

Charles B. Aycock finished first in a four-team non-conference match on Thursday at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. The Golden Falcons recorded a team score of 315 and finished ahead of second-place Wilson Beddingfield's total of 333. Goldsboro was third with...

Ramirez gets hat trick for Saints

DUDLEY-- Dixie Ramirez scored three goals and Southern Wayne defeated Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent South Johnston 5-3 on Thursday evening. Alva Perez and Shannon Casto also scored for the Saints. Southern Wayne (6-9 overall, 3-7 ECC) visits Clinton on...

State-ranked Epiphany defeats WCDS 1-0

Fourth-ranked Epiphany scored the game's only run in the top of the seventh inning and beat Wayne Country Day 1-0 in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference contest. Both teams managed just one hit apiece. Wayne Country Day's Cody Neal...

Greene Central turns back Kinston

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central held off Eastern Plains 2-A Conference foe Kinston 3-2 on Thursday night. Dylan Taylor led the Rams with two hits. Austin Mooring recorded the win on the mound with two innings of one-hit relief. Greene...

Trojans shut out Saints on softball diamond

DUDLEY-- South Johnston pounded out 12 hits on its way to a 6-0 win on Thursday evening at Southern Wayne. Chelsea Hayes, Hayley Warren and Morgan Best each had a hit for the Saints. Warren endured the loss in the...

CBA softball cranks out softball victory

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock erupted for 11 first-inning runs and handed Eastern Wayne a 14-0 loss in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Thursday. The Golden Falcons are 25-0 in regular-season and tournament play against the Warriors since 2002. Cierra...

Eagles' Webber earns medalist honors

Wayne Christian's Bryce Webber carded a nine-hole round of 38 and emerged the medalist during a Carolina Christian 1-A Conference match contested at Walnut Creek Country Club. The Eagles shot a season-low 201 team score. Ethan McKenzie (48), Tyler...

Cougars clinch share of first-ever Carolina 1-A boys' tennis title

Goldsboro High clinched a share of its first-ever Carolina 1-A Conference boys' regular-season tennis championship with a 6-3 triumph over Ayden-Grifton at Herman Park on Thursday afternoon. The Cougars (6-1 overall, 5-1 CC) tied Rosewood for the league's top...

Gators knock off Dogs on baseball diamond

PRINCETON -- Spring Creek scored nine runs in the top of the sixth inning to rally for a 13-6 win at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Princeton on Thursday evening. Matt Rogers (RBI) and Ian Ladd paced the Gators with...

Warriors build lead, hang on against CBA

PIKEVILLE -- Without execution game plans are nothing more than hopes and dreams. Eastern Wayne perfectly executed its game plan to force someone in a Charles B. Aycock uniform other than Cheyenne Warrick to beat them Thursday evening. The Warriors...

Aycock escapes on Pate's walk-off home run

PIKEVILLE -- University of North Carolina signee Adam Pate belted a three-run, walk-off home run and led Charles B. Aycock past Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference rival Eastern Wayne 6-3 on Thursday night. It was the second consecutive Thursday night that...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle schools news

JV sports * Baseball: Princeton 13, North Duplin 3 -- Tanner Woodard got the win on the pitcher's mound for the Bulldogs with five innings of work. Woodard allowed just three hits. Jasper Cook paced the Princeton offense with...

North Duplin explodes after spotting Gators 8-run lead

CALYPSO -- North Duplin reeled off 15 unanswered runs and stormed past Spring Creek, 16-9, as first-half play concluded on the Carolina 1-A Conference baseball scene Tuesday evening. Mitchell Thigpen batted 2-for-2, scored three runs and collected four RBI. He...

Eastern Wayne drops 11-inning road game to New Bern

NEW BERN -- A wild pitch in the 11th inning proved to be the deciding play in New Bern's 3-2, non-conference win over Eastern Wayne on Wednesday night. Tyler Huetter led the Warriors with one hit and one RBI. Ryan...

Bulldogs blank Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Peyton Whitley notched a pair of goals and Princeton shut out Spring Creek, 3-0, in a Carolina 1-A Conference game Wednesday evening. Chelsea Hawley added an unassisted goal. Jenna Woodard and Kassandra Velasquez each had one assist....

Mercer notches hat trick for Eagles

Rosewood jumped in front early and cruised past Goldsboro 6-0 on Wednesday night. Lexi Mercer led the Eagles with three goals. Logan Bill added two goals and one assist. Kimberly Scott scored the final Rosewood marker. Samantha Allen tallied three...

Golden Falcons cruise past Southern Wayne

PIKEVILLE -- C.B. Aycock had no trouble dispatching Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Southern Wayne 9-0 on Wednesday afternoon. Will Hoff, Addison Vail, Chas Hooks, Jackson Yelverton, Allan Best and Stanton Head each claimed a singles point for the Golden...

Warriors obtain share of ECC boys' tennis crown

KINSTON -- Eastern Wayne's top-seeded duo of Chaz Fitzpatrick-Mitch Kaspar claimed the match-clinching point in a 5-4 triumph over North Lenoir at Bill Fay Park on Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors (8-2 overall, 8-1 ECC) clinched a share of their second...

No. 1-ranked Trojans peaking at the right time on baseball diamond

About the only thing that has changed around Scarborough Field recently is the number next to Mount Olive's name in the Collegiate Baseball Magazine Division II Top 30 poll. The Trojans regained the top spot in the poll on Monday...

MOC softball team eyes regional berth

BURLINGTON -- Mount Olive doesn't seek redemption. The Trojans just want to compete at the highest level possible. It's a mindset that pleases 11th-year head softball coach Jaime Kylis, whose team opens the 2013 Conference Carolinas tournament against seventh-seeded Erskine...

CBA-Beddingfield softball box

Beddingfield 000 000 000 -- 0 6 1 C.B. Aycock 000 000 001 -- 1 8 3 No outs when game-winning run scored. Leading hitters -- Beddingfield -- Caroline Smith 1-5; Nickie Womble 1-4; Candice Wilkins 1-4; Natalie Boykin 2-4;...

Walk-off thriller: Burroughs' home run lifts C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock broke its post-game huddle and Meredith Burroughs trotted out with a teammate to get the flag behind the center-field fence. A few moments later, Burroughs walked back through the gate and headed toward the dugout...

Goldsboro's Johnson signs NLI with Louisburg

Brandy Johnson went searching for the comforts away from home and found them on her second recruiting trip. There was just something about Louisburg College that appealed to the Wayne School of Engineering senior. She enjoyed touring the small campus...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle school roundup

JV sports * Baseball: Princeton 9, Rosewood 8 -- Waylon Woodard led the Bulldogs with three hits and an RBI. Tanner Woodard and Jay Cook each supplied two hits and an RBI. Hunter Mitchell (two RBI) and Matthew Boyette...

Rosewood-Princeton softball box

Rosewood 000 012 0 -- 3 4 3 Princeton 001 500 x -- 6 7 0 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Scout Anderson 1-4; Alicia Burns 1-3; Kayla Hardee 1-3, RBI; Hayley Mercer 1-3, RBI; Charlotte Kornegay RBI. Princeton --...

Southern Wayne-E. Wayne baseball box

Southern Wayne 000 000 0 -- 0 1 3 Eastern Wayne 100 200 x -- 3 6 0 Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Jacob Hollingsworth 1-2. Eastern Wayne -- Ryan Faucette 1-3; Tyler Huetter 1-2, RBI; Jeremy Lancaster 1-3;...

Correction

In Monday's News-Argus, it was incorrectly reported that Mariana Gray won the all-around competition at the USA Gymnastics North Carolina Optional Gymnastics Championship meet. Gray finished 12th overall and followed that up with a top-25 finish at the regionals...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association

Hiromi Sueki won low gross during weekly play at Walnut Creek Country Club. Gaye Bryant and Jewel Ivey captured low net and low putts, respectively....

Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association

Novella Zambelli won a card playoff against Mary Ann Sutton and claimed low net during weekly play at Lane Tree Golf Club. Nan Jarrell won game of the week. Teresa Shearin emerged the low putts winner after a card playoff...

Rosewood picks up key road win

AYDEN -- Rosewood claimed five singles courts and swept the doubles during an 8-1 triumph over defending Carolina 1-A Conference champion Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles' Dylan Cuddington, Fouad Ismail, Hunter Hinson, Nolan Tubb and Tyler Power each prevailed...

Oakwood defeats Wayne Christian in tennis

The doubles team of Grahm Fussell-Matthew Jackson earned Wayne Christian's lone point in an 8-1 loss to Oakwood on Tuesday afternoon at Wayne Community College. The Eagles (5-4 overall) play host to Parrott Academy on April 23....

Goldsboro deals Gators a league loss

SEVEN SPRINGS --Goldsboro knocked off Spring Creek 8-1 on Tuesday afternoon. Josh Matias, Vincent Sapgnuolo, Charles Robinson, Jonathan Stevens and Devin Collins each contributed a singles victory for the Cougars. The doubles teams of Tyler Lane-Robinson, Matias-Spagnuolo and Collins-Kirk Miller...

Golden Falcons dispatch Trojans in tennis

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock cruised past Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent South Johnston 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Addison Vail, Will Hoff, Chas Hooks, Jackson Yelverton, Alan Best and Stanton Head each supplied a singles win for the Golden Falcons....

Rosewood, Adams best competition at SWCC

DUDLEY -- Rosewood posted a team scored of 342 to claim a Carolina 1-A Conference match at Southern Wayne Country Club on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles' Nick Adams earned medalist honors with a round of 68. Princeton recorded a team...

Greenfield erupts early, defeats Wayne Country Day

Wayne Country Day fell behind 9-0 in the first inning of a 17-2 loss to Coastal Plains Independent 1-A nemesis Greenfield on Tuesday afternoon. Cody Neal led the Chargers with two hits and an RBI. Wyatt Bland and Jacob Magera...

Wayne Christian eases past Grace-Sanford

Austen Howell pitched a complete game to lead Wayne Christian to a 7-4 win over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Grace Christian on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles play host to Wayne Country Day on April 22....

Brann, Greene Central ram Tarboro

TARBORO -- Ben Brann pitched a complete-game shutout to lead Greene Central to a 3-0 win on Tuesday night at Eastern Plains 2-A Conference opponent Tarboro. Brann surrendered just two hits and recorded 10 strikeouts with three walks. Brann also...

Rams upend Golden Falcons in ECC baseball

CLAYTON -- C.B. Aycock was held to just two hits in a 7-1 loss at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Cleveland on Tuesday evening. Jacob Naughton (RBI) and Noah West each had a hit for the Golden Falcons. Adam Pate...

Mozingo collects 4 goals in Warriors' home win

Megan Mozingo scored four goals to lead Eastern Wayne to a 7-1 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Southern Wayne at Little Big Horn on Tuesday evening. McKenna Dove, Anne Reed Hulse and Julie Pierce each scored for the...

Aycock hammers out 15 hits at Cleveland

CLAYTON -- Charles B. Aycock pushed across six runs in the first inning during its 13-3, six-inning victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Cleveland on Tuesday evening. Keely Fulgham (three RBI), Madison Walton (two RBI), Cierra Harris (RBI), Abbie...

Saints double up Warriors in softball

Southern Wayne turned back Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Eastern Wayne 8-4 in New Hope on Tuesday evening. Haley Warren led the Saints with three hits and two RBI. Chelsea Hayes supplied a home run and three RBI. Morgan Best...

Princeton softball team seizes conference lead

PRINCETON -- Princeton has caught the confidence bug. Rosewood hopes to get bitten soon. The Bulldogs captured their eighth consecutive victory -- a 3-0 decision over their archrivals as first-half play concluded on the Carolina 1-A Conference softball scene Tuesday...

Trio homers for No. 1-ranked Trojans, who beat FMU

MOUNT OLIVE -- Jermaine Berry, Geno Escalante and Bradon Reitano each belted a home run, and No. 1-ranked Mount Olive College turned back Francis Marion (S.C.) University, 7-5, at Scarborough Field on Tuesday evening. Talton Cherry shut down an...

Rosewood's Howell no-hits Princeton

PRINCETON -- That underdog label the Rosewood High baseball team has worn most of this season wore off a little bit more Tuesday evening. Reed Howell threw a complete-game no-hitter and the Eagles handed Carolina 1-A Conference archrival Princeton a...

Knights, Chargers duel on soccer pitch

What started as a shootout turned into a stalemate. Archrivals Wayne Country Day and Greenfield combined to score five goals in the first 13 minutes on Tuesday afternoon. The Knights hung on for a 5-3 Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference...

Dixon throws one-hit gem for Warriors

The hottest race in high school baseball got a little bit hotter on Tuesday night. Eastern Wayne got a one-hit shutout from starting pitcher Josh Dixon and topped Southern Wayne 3-0 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference baseball scene. The...

Cleveland nips Aycock in overtime

CLAYTON -- Cleveland clinched a share of its first-ever Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference regular-season title with a 3-2, overtime triumph over Charles B. Aycock on Tuesday evening. "It was a good ballgame ... good soccer from end to end,"...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wayne County Track & Field Championships -- CBA girls repeat as team champs

The young runners are maturing. That's not good news for future Charles B. Aycock opponents on the high school girls' track scene. Sophomore Courtney Warner emerged the 100- and 200-meter dash champion, and the Golden Falcons easily defended their team...

Wayne County Track & Field Championships -- EW boys retain team crown

Connor Jones didn't anticipate a good meet. The Wayne Christian junior felt a little gassed after running the 3,200-meter relay. But Jones tapped into his reserves during the 2013 Wayne County Track and Field Championships on Monday afternoon. And he...

Wayne County Track & Field Championship results

Results from the 2013 Wayne County Track and Field Championships contested at Rosewood High School on Monday afternoon: BOYS INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS Runner Event Spring Creek Xavier Aycock Long jump Martevius Brigham Discus Carlos Garcia-Osorio Shot put Rosewood Marquail Almontaser Triple...

So. Wayne-Cleveland box

Cleveland 000 100 000 0 -- 1 7 1 So. Wayne 000 001 000 1 -- 2 10 2 Two outs when winning run scored. Leading hitters -- Cleveland -- Chase Jackson 3-5; Cody Johnson 2-5; Kodi Whitley 1-4; Ernie...

Southern Wayne edges Cleveland in 10 innings

DUDLEY -- Maybe this can be the spark Southern Wayne has desperately been looking for in recent games. Cole Barwick scored on an error in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Saints slipped past Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference...

Golden Falcons net non-league victory

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock scored four points in singles action and topped Greene Central 5-3 on Monday afternoon. Addison Vail, Chas Hooks, Jackson Yelverton and Stanton Head each won their respective singles match for the Golden Falcons. The...

Eagles rally past Gators in league opener

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood overcame an early one-goal deficit and bested Spring Creek 3-1 on the Carolina 1-A Conference soccer scene on Monday. Lexi Mercer led the Eagles with a goal and an assist. Logan Bill and Rhianna Allen each...

Princeton "Brushes" aside Goldsboro

PRINCETON -- Jessica Brush recorded her first hat trick of the season and Princeton rolled past Goldsboro 6-1 on Monday afternoon. It was the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams. Brush finished with three goals and one assist in...

Wayne Christian softball falls to Oakwood

GREENVILLE -- Victoria Combs threw a complete game inside the pitcher's circle, but couldn't get any run support in a 11-0, non-conference loss against Oakwood on Monday afternoon. Combs recorded four strikeouts and permitted seven hits. Wayne Christian (5-2 overall)...

Wilson Christian shuts out Faith Christian

WILSON -- Faith Christian never got its offense going in a 10-0 loss to N.C. Christian Schools Association foe Wilson Christian on Monday. Hannah Stocks had all three of the Conquerors hits in the game. Faith Christian (6-5 overall) travels...

Southern Wayne knocks off Cleveland in 8 innings

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning and slipped past Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe Cleveland on Monday night. Claire Kennedy led the Saints with two hits, including the game-winning single. Haley...

McCollum belts grand slam HR in Gators' home win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Hailey Jones recorded eight strikeouts inside the pitcher's circle and Rachel McCollum belted a grand slam home run in Spring Creek's 27-8 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro. Jones also singled for the Gators, who extended...

Conquerors drop NCCSA baseball contest

WILSON -- Wilson Christian jumped in front early and never looked back against N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A foe Faith Christian on Monday afternoon. Jack Casbarro and Levi Wise each scored one run for the Conquerors. Aaron Hill suffered the...

Dixon holds Rosewood in baseball

Dixon jumped out to an early lead and held off Rosewood 8-6 on Monday evening. Bryce McKeel led the Rosewood attack with three hits and two RBI. Hayden Amodeo added two hits in the loss. Brent Breedlove took the loss...

Gators' Luke Miller throws no-hitter against Goldsboro

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's Luke Miller tossed a no-hitter during a 7-0 win over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro on Monday evening. Miller struck out six batters in seven innings and added two hits at the plate. Chad Spurgeon,...

Saints continue late-season surge in ECC 3-A golf

Southern Wayne entered Monday's Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference golf match four strokes behind Cleveland High School in the overall team standings. The Saints emerged with a 17-shot advantage when all was said and done at Lane Tree Golf Club. Southern...

Monday, April 15, 2013

Eagles drop CCC soccer game to Community

WILSON -- Carla Benton scored Wayne Christian's lone goal in a 4-1 setback to Carolina Christian 1-A Conference rival Community Christian. Katie Isenhower assisted Benton's goal. WCS goalie Kelsey Kornegay logged 14 saves. The Eagles (4-5-0 overall) dropped to 4-3-0...

MOC weekend digest

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Freshman Dylan Lafond set a new school record in the men's 800 meters, and the 400-meter relay team followed suit as Mount Olive College turned in a strong showing at the Chanticleer Classic this weekend....

No. 2-ranked Trojans complete series sweep of Limestone

MOUNT OLIVE -- Will Bynum and Mike Mercurio sparked a five-run, third-inning uprising and No. 2-ranked Mount Olive College pounded out a series-ending, 15-4 victory over Conference Carolinas baseball foe Limestone (S.C.) on Sunday afternoon. The Trojans, by virtue...

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Baseball Freedom Christian 5, Wayne Country Day 3 * Freedom Christian scored five runs inthe first two innings and held off Wayne Country Day 5-3 on Friday afternoon. Mason Bland and John Strickland each tallied one hit and one RBI...

Mount Olive women's lacrosse clinches winning season

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive women's lacrosse is getting used to playing in adverse conditions. The Trojans have won in the rain and the snow. Friday afternoon, they won in the mud, breaking open a close game...

Mount Olive takes two from Limestone

MOUNT OLIVE -- Emotions from senior day and recognizing an area youth's family in a pre-game ceremony didn't deter No. 2-ranked Mount Olive College from its main focus on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans handled Limestone with a business-like attitude. Four...

Greater Goldsboro Road Run results

Results from the 35th annual Greater Goldsboro Road Run Top 50 finishers 10K Race 1. Conner Jones 37:50 2. Kent Vinson 43:56 3. Walter Bennett 44:26 4. Will Toler 44:30 5. Steve Jones 45:05 6. Hannah Lee 46:09 7. Travis...

Goldsboro Tennis Association looks restore county's tradition

Spend just a few minutes with Walnut Creek Country Club tennis pro Michael Boothman, and you can see the twinkle in his eye and excitement in his voice. His unbridled enthusiasm makes the listener, whether you're a novice or experienced...

More than 300 runners participate in Greater Goldsboro Road Race

A near-perfect morning greeted 331 of the best distance runners in eastern North Carolina on Saturday for the 35th annual Greater Goldsboro Road Run sponsored by the Sunrise Kiwanis. Temperatures in the 60s and sunny skies made for a pleasant...

Friday, April 12, 2013

Golden Falcons triumph on 7th-inning error

PIKEVILLE -- South Johnston committed seven errors against Charles B. Aycock on Thursday evening. None of those errors proved to be bigger than the last one. Bobby Hampton scored the winning run on an error with two outs in the...

Rosewood-Goldsboro tennis boxscore

Goldsboro 5 Rosewood 4 Singles: No. 1 Dylan Cuddington (R) d. Vince Spagnuolo 6-2, 6-0; No. 2 Josh Matias (G) d. Fouad Ismail 6-2, 7-6 (4); No. 3 Charles Robinson (G) d. Nathan Tubbs 2-6, 6-3, 10-7; No. 4 Jonathan...

Thursday's prep baseball boxscores

South Johnston 000 100 2 -- 3 3 7 C.B. Aycock 100 010 2 -- 4 4 0 Leading hitters -- South Johnston -- Will Dupree 1-3, HR, RBI; Ryan Perez 1-2; Josh Stikeleather 1-2, RBI. C.B. Aycock -- Garrett...

North Duplin stops Rosewood in 8 innings

North Duplin scored the game-winning run on an error and handed Rosewood a 2-1, eight-inning loss on Thursday evening. The Carolina 1-A Conference baseball rivals combined for just seven hits in a classic pitcher's duel. "We let a game get...

Goldsboro girls out-shine league opposition

Goldsboro competed in a three-team Carolina 1-A Conference meet at Rosewood on Thursday afternoon. The Cougars' Atleassia Carr finished first in the discus. Goldsboro's 400-meter relay team of Nekooshia Kornegay, Shareca Peay, Kiara Lewis and Kaylah James was also victorious....

Goldsboro boys fare well in Carolina 1A track affair

Goldsboro claimed eight events during a Carolina 1-A Conference tri-meet at Rosewood on Thursday afternoon. The Cougars' James Clyde finished first in the 100 and 200 meters. Rasheid Malette prevailed in the 300-meter hurdles and finished tied for first in...

CBA boys claim ECC 3A track meet

LaGRANGE -- Charles B. Aycock claimed a four-team Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet at North Lenoir on Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons recorded 86 points and Eastern Wayne was second with 57. South Johnston compiled a score of 46 and...

Wayne Christian turns back Greenfield

Wayne Christian captured two key doubles points and slipped past Greenfield 5-4 at Wayne Community College on Thursday afternoon. Christopher Easom, Grahm Fussell and Nicholas Easom each supplied a singles win for the Eagles. The doubles teams of Christopher Easom/Hunter...

Eastern Wayne blanks South Johnston in girls' soccer

FOUR OAKS -- Five different Eastern Wayne players found the back of the net in a 5-0 win at Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe South Johnston on Thursday evening. Megan Mozingo, Grace Delbridge, Cameron Dove, McKenna Dove and Ann Reed...

Bulldogs trip up Saints on soccer pitch

PRINCETON -- Princeton held off Southern Wayne for a 2-1 non-conference win on Thursday evening. McKenzie Smale and Peyton Whitley both scored for the Bulldogs. Jessica Brush contributed an assist. Amber Hill recorded 16 saves in goal. Cynthia Rivera scored...

Saints take ECC 3A boys' golf meet

BUIES CREEK -- Southern Wayne claimed its second straight team victory and Cleveland assumed the overall team-stroke lead during the fourth Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference golf meet of the season on Wednesday afternoon. The Saints carded a four-player total of...

Adams, Stone share medalist honors at SWCC

DUDLEY -- Cleveland out-dueled the competition in a five-team non-conference meet at Southern Wayne Country Club on Thursday afternoon. The Rams compiled a team score of 332, while Rosewood finished second at 349. Southern Wayne took third with a 365,...

Conquerors dealt shutout loss in baseball

Faith Christian endured an 11-0 loss to visiting N.C. Christian Schools Association foe Bethel Christian on Thursday afternoon. Seth Price and Andrew Parrish each had a hit for the Conquerors. Bethel took advantage of six Faith Christian errors and four...

Ayden-Grifton doubles up Princeton on baseball diamond

AYDEN -- Princeton held an early 2-0 lead, but was held scoreless during the final five innings of a 4-2 loss at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Thursday evening. Brad Barnes, Jonathan Croom and Josh Boykin each collected a...

South Central softball stops C.B. Aycock

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock staged a late-inning rally, but South Central held on for a 2-1, non-conference victory Wednesday evening. Trailing 2-0, Madison Walton started the Golden Falcons' sixth inning with a stand-up triple. Cierra Harris' ground ball through...

Faith Christian rolls on softball diamond

Faith Christian rolled past N.C. Christian Schools Association foe Mt. Calvary 15-2 on Thursday afternoon. Meredith Clarke, Abigail Pierce and Hannah Stocks led the Conquerors' offense. Faith Christian improved to 6-4 overall....

Carroll provides offensive punch in Princeton's road win

AYDEN -- Taylor Carroll pounded out four hits and drove in five runs during Princeton's 14-0, mercy-rule win over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Thursday evening. Charley Cox contributed three hits. Hailey Wood (two RBI) added two hits. Tori...

Rosewood softball stays perfect in Carolina 1-A Conference play

Rosewood defeated Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin 5-1 on Thursday evening. Anna Ingram led the Eagles with two hits. Amanda Beckert allowed six hits and fanned two Rebels inside the pitcher's circle. Rosewood (8-5 overall, 4-0 CC) travels to...

MOC, Limestone will play more than just a conference game

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Conference Carolinas baseball doubleheader between No. 2-ranked Mount Olive College and Limestone (S.C.) College on Saturday afternoon will be played in an area youth's memory. The twinbill, which begins at noon, will serve as a...

MOC, Barton split Conference Carolinas twinbill

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive junior Carly White tossed a five-hitter and the Trojans batted around twice in the final three innings to pull away from Barton 8-2 in game one of a Conference Carolinas softball doubleheader at Nancy...

Goldsboro nets first-ever victory over Rosewood in boys' tennis

Goldsboro, this time, handled the adversity. The Cougars compensated for an absence in their lineup and defeated Carolina 1-A Conference boys' tennis rival Rosewood, 5-4, at the John Allen Farfour courts at Herman Park on Thursday afternoon. The victory snapped...

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: Rosewood 10, North Duplin 0 (5 inn.) -- Nicholas Neal led the Eagles with three hits and two RBI. Hayden Amodeo (RBI), Ivan Hernandez (RBI), De'Lown Nowell (RBI), Jacob Dubose (RBI) and Kyler Bradley each...

CBA girls dominate ECC 3A track meet

La GRANGE -- Charles B. Aycock secured first-place finishes in 11 events and piled up a whopping 165 points during a four-team Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet at North Lenoir. The Golden Falcons placed second in 11 events. Megan...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thursday's preps digest

Baseball Goldsboro 20, Neuse Charter 3 * SMITHFIELD -- Goldsboro scored 10 runs in the first inning and cruised past Neuse Charter 20-3 on Wednesday night. Ronald Woody paced the Cougars' offense with three hits, including a grand slam in...

Princeton pounds out win over Saints

PRINCETON -- It was all hands on deck for Princeton on Wednesday night. Each of the Bulldogs' nine starters recorded at least one hit and Princeton cruised past Southern Wayne 10-3 on the softball diamond. Coming off a Carolina 1-A...

New Bern-Southern Wayne baseball

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne may be back from spring break, but its offense has yet to return home. The Saints failed to generate offense at key times in a 4-1 non-conference loss to New Bern at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic...

No. 2-ranked Mount Olive escapes St. Augustine's

CARY -- Derek Justice silenced a final-inning rally and No. 2-ranked Mount Olive College escaped in-state foe St. Augustine's, 11-8, at the USA Baseball National Training Center on Wednesday evening. St. Aug's pulled to within 11-5 on Carey Cheek's...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association

Mary Ann Sutton won a card playoff against Nan Jarrell and emerged the game-of-the-week winner during action on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Barbara Hill claimed low net, while Jarrell won a card playoff against Sherry Minner for low...

Aycock nets much-needed ECC win on tennis court

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock got the doubles point it needed. And earned a long-awaited victory over a county archrival. The No. 2 tandem of Chas Hooks-Jackson Yelverton claimed the match-clinching point in a 6-3 triumph over Eastern Wayne on...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 10, North Lenoir 0 (6 inn.) -- Bryce Anders (two RBI) Lloyd Lowe (RBI) and Brandon Palmer (RBI) all finished with two hits for the Golden Falcons. Cameron Kornegay (two RBI), Landon Casey...

Whitley scores twice in Princeton's road win

WENDELL -- Peyton Whitley punched in a pair of goals during Princeton's 3-0, non-conference triumph over East Wake Academy on Tuesday evening. Jessica Brush added an unassisted goal. Kassandra Velasquez provided one assist. Keepers Jenna Woodard and Jordan Johnson...

Tuesday's prep baseball boxscores

Cleveland 001 000 1 -- 2 5 0 Eastern Wayne 000 000 1 -- 1 4 2 Leading hitters -- Cleveland -- Chase Jackson 1-2; Tyler Finn 2-2; Cody Johnson 1-3, RBI; Alan Stephenson 1-3. Eastern Wayne -- Tyler Huetter...

Unbeaten Rosewood handles Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood turned back Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Spring Creek 7-2 on Tuesday afternoon. Dylan Cuddington, Fouad Ismail, Nathan Tubb, Hunter Hinson, Nolan Tubb and Tyler Power all won their respective singles matches for the Eagles. The tandem...

Goldsboro upends Ayden-Grifton in boys' tennis

AYDEN -- Goldsboro picked up a 6-3 win at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday afternoon. Tyler Lane, Vincent Spagnuolo and Jonathan Stevens each earned a singles victory for the Cougars. The doubles teams of Lane-Spagnuolo, Josh Matias-Charles Robinson...

Eagles cruise past APA on tennis courts

KINSTON -- Wayne Christian cruised past Arendell-Parrott Academy 8-1 on Tuesday afternoon. Christopher Easom, Hunter Timmerman, Grahm Fussell, Kevin Wheeler and Cody Easom each recorded singles victories for the Eagles. The teams of Christopher Easom-Timmerman, Matthew Jackson-Fussell and Cody Easom-Wheeler...

Golden Falcons avenge earlier loss to Cleveland

CLAYTON -- Charles B. Aycock avenged a loss from earlier in the season with a 6-3 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference opponent Cleveland on Tuesday afternoon. Addison Vail, Chas Hooks, Allan Best, Jackson Yelverton and Stanton Head each collected...

Errors hurt Rebels on softball diamond

CALYPSO -- North Duplin was plagued by 12 errors in a loss to Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday evening. The final score was not reported. Mikayla Koch, Cory Anderson, Raychel Barwick and Elizabeth Thornton each had a hit for the Rebels. North...

Dogs' Johnson throws one-hit shutout

PRINCETON -- Kasey Johnson threw a one-hit shutout and Princeton easily handled Goldsboro, 15-0, in a mercy rule-shortened Carolina 1-A Conference game Tuesday afternoon. Officials halted the contest after three innings. Carson Braswell, Emily Woodward (three RBI) and Julia Coats...

Rosewood stays unbeaten on Carolina 1-A baseball scene

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning and held on for a 6-4 win at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Spring Creek on Tuesday evening. The Eagles trailed 4-3 through four innings. Jordan Gurley...

Saints suffer loss at ECC foe Triton

ERWIN -- Southern Wayne tallied just three hits in an 11-0 loss to Triton in five innings on Tuesday evening. Taylor Raynor, Clayton Cashwell and Kevin Williams each contributed a hit for the Saints. Jacob Sasser suffered the loss on...

Saints place first in ECC 3-A golf meet

KINSTON -- Kyle Best and Jonathan Barrow each posted a 79, and Southern Wayne turned in a season-low 321 team score during an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference meet contested at Falling Creek Country Club. Julian Mitchell and Timmy Stroud recorded...

Oakwood trips up Wayne Country Day

GREENVILLE -- Cody Neal went the distance on the mound and cranked out two hits at the plate in Wayne Country Day's 7-1 loss to Oakwood in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference play Tuesday afternoon. Neal also doubled in three...

Golden Falcons boot Hawks on soccer pitch

LaGRANGE -- Charles B. Aycock completed the season sweep of North Lenoir with a 7-0 victory on Tuesday night. Cheyenne Warrick scored five goals for the Golden Falcons. Sabrina Johnson and Alex Strickland each provided a goal. Emily Borel handed...

Triton turns back So. Wayne in ECC girls' soccer

ERWIN -- Southern Wayne came up short in a 3-2 loss on Tuesday night at Triton. Cynthia Rivera and Dixie Ramirez both scored for the Saints. Southern Wayne (5-6-0, 2-5-0 ECC) travels to Princeton on Thursday....

Rouse finds net 4 times in Wayne Christian road win

DURHAM -- Sally Rouse provided a career-high four goals and Wayne Christian dismantled Cresset Christian, 9-1, in a Carolina Christian 1-A Conference game Tuesday afternoon. Kasey Norris contributed three goals, while senior Brooke Barfield supplied two goals and assists. Katie...

Trojans, Braves split softball twinbill

MOUNT OLIVE -- Beth Overman slugged a fourth-inning grand slam and Mount Olive College defeated in-state foe UNC Pembroke, 8-6, in game one of a non-conference softball doubleheader Tuesday evening. UNCP claimed the nightcap, 9-0 in six innings. The...

MOC Spring Invitational agate

Results from the 2013 Mount Olive College Spring Invitational contested at Walnut Creek Country Club: Men Team scores Barton 579 Mount Olive "A" 587 Mount Olive "B" 593 Coker (S.C.) 597 UNC Pembroke 600 Cape Fear CC 601 Lenoir-Rhyne 603...

Trojan women seize tournament crown; Lane is individual champion

The freshman kept her cool. And continued her steady play. Virginia Lane recovered from what could have been a disastrous start and emerged the 2013 Mount Olive College Spring Invitational women's individual champion Tuesday afternoon. Lane shot a two-day score...

Burroughs homers, emerges winning pitcher against North Lenoir

La GRANGE -- Meredith Burroughs swatted a home run and finished the night with two hits and four RBI during Charles B. Aycock's 12-0, mercy-rule triumph over Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe North Lenoir. It was Burroughs' second home run...

Rosewood doubles up Spring Creek

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood pushed across eight runs in the first three innings of an 8-4 victory at Spring Creek on Tuesday evening. Jordan DuBose, Amanda Beckert, and Charlotte Kornegay each had two hits for the Eagles. Scout Anderson and...

CBA offense explodes in 7th inning

LaGRANGE -- A close game turned into a rout in a matter of minutes. Charles B. Aycock scored 12 runs in the top of the seventh inning and got away from North Lenoir 14-2 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference...

Eastern Wayne drops pivotal ECC game to Cleveland

Trailing Cleveland 2-0 heading to the bottom of the seventh inning, Eastern Wayne gathered in front of its dugout for a spirited huddle. The Warriors could have used some of that intensity earlier in the ballgame. Kodi Whitley pitched a...

Princeton shuts out Goldsboro

Baseball Princeton 9, Goldsboro 0 * PRINCETON -- Princeton extended its win streak to three games with a 9-0 triumph over Goldsboro in Carolina 1-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Ronald Woody and Jared Howard each had one hit for the...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pikeville Insurance Invite: Princeton claims crown

PRINCETON -- Tori Paul earned Most Valuable Player honors and helped Princeton capture the Pikeville Insurance Invitational softball championship with a 5-4 triumph over perennial 3-A power South Johnston. Paul and Hailey Wood drove in two runs apiece for...

Eastern Wayne shuts out county foe on tennis courts

Eastern Wayne made short work of Eastern Carolina 3-A and county rival Southern Wayne, 9-0, on Monday afternoon. Chaz Fitzpatrick, Mitchell Kaspar, Hari Chittilla, Andrew Baker, Sawyer Thompson and Sam Biggs swept the singles courts for the Warriors. The tandems...

Faith Christian drops contest at home

Raleigh Christian pushed across one more run than Faith Christian in a 7-6 slugfest on Monday afternoon. Aaron Hill doubled and tripled for the Conquerors. Jack Cassbaro added two hits and scored a run. Christian Mills recorded a hit in...

Rosewood wins season-opening Carolina 1-A golf meet

AYDEN -- Rosewood finished 10 shots ahead of Princeton in the first Carolina 1-A Conference golf match of the season at Ayden Country Club. Nick Adams earned medalist honors with a round of 79 for the Eagles. Andrew Henn (86),...

Freshman leads women's field at MOC Spring Invitational

Two Mount Olive College golfers find themselves in position for medalist honors after opening-round play of the second annual MOC Spring Invitational. Trojan freshman Virginia Lane emerged the first-day leader with a 3-over par 75 and holds a one-stroke advantage...

Trojans, Crusaders split league softball twinbill

TIGERVILLE, S.C. -- Tiffany Hawley slugged a two-run homer and Madison Johnston held North Greenville (S.C.) University to six hits during Mount Olive's 4-2 victory in the nightcap of a Conference Carolinas softball doubleheader on Monday. The Crusaders won...

Pitching will play prominent role in determining ECC baseball champ

Earl Weaver once said "The key to winning is pitching, fundamentals and three-run homers." If it was only that easy. As the second half of Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play gets underway today, one of Weaver's keys -- pitching --...

Monday, April 8, 2013

Trojans' Lafond adds another event to his NCAA resume

DURHAM -- Mount Olive College freshman Dylan Lafond is making sure the Trojans are well-represented in the NCAA Division II Men's Track and Field Championships next month in Colorado. Lafond, for the third time in as many weeks, recorded...

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Charger Diamond Classic boxscore

Bethel Christian 000 321 1 -- 7 3 0 W. Country Day 301 430 x -- 11 10 5 Leading hitters -- Bethel Christian -- Tyler Antwaine 1-3; Alex Hardison 1-4; Luke Stainaker 1-1, RBI. Wayne Country Day -- Thomas...

Rosewood tops Wayne Country Day soccer

Rosewood got the game-winning goal in the 70th minute and outlasted Wayne Country Day 2-1 on the soccer pitch Friday afternoon. The game started slowly for both teams as the week off for Spring break clearly took its toll on...

MOC softball wins pair over Belmont Abbey

MOUNT OLIVE - Consecutive rbi-doubles by Jennifer Jones, Savannah Becker and Kalie Smith highlighted an eight-run third inning and Christie Wright celebrated Senior Day with a four-hitter as Mount Olive defeated Belmont Abbey 12-4 in game one of a Conference...

MOC lacrosse splits

BANNER ELK - Mount Olive sophomore Alex Crawford scored a career-high five goals and the Trojans kept alive their hopes of a tournament berth with a 19-6 Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse win over Lees-McRae Saturday afternoon at Banner Elk, N.C....

MOC baseball wins two at Erskine

DUE WEST, S.C. - Alex Regan allowed no runs and only two hits over the final seven innings to overcome a rough start and toss his second consecutive nine-inning complete game as nationally second-ranked Mount Olive rallied from three runs...

Rosewood takes third at DJI

PRINCETON -- Lady Luck stranded Rosewood once. She didn't turn down the second invitation. The Eagles bounced back from a heart-breaking, walk-off loss against its archrival and handed North Johnston a 4-3, eight-inning defeat in the third-place game of the...

Princeton wins Deacon Jones Invitational

PRINCETON -- Has Princeton turned the corner? A come-from-behind victory over an archrival and a shut out in the second meeting against a conference opponent would indicate such hopes. And the Bulldogs have certainly found some much-desired confidence. Matt Daughtry...

Deacon Jones Invitational boxscores

2013 Deacon Jones Invitational (at Princeton HS) Game 1 North Johnston 001 500 2 -- 8 10 3 Spring Creek 302 230 x -- 10 7 4 Leading hitters -- North Johnston -- Tanner Snipes 2-3; Clay Vick 2-4; Michael...

Wayne Country Day baseball prevails

Wayne Country Day nearly squandered away Cody Neal's gem of a pitching performance Friday afternoon. The Chargers rebounded just in time. Wayne Country Day overcame some shaky defense and scored seven runs in the final three innings of an 11-7...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 7, Southern Wayne 6 -- Braxton Leeper (RBI) and Bryce Anders (two RBI) contributed two hits apiece in the Golden Falcons' win. Anders earned the save in relief of winning pitcher Jacob Sanders,...

WCDS-Neuse Charter baseball box

Neuse Charter 000 00 -- 0 5 4 W. Country Day 163 0x -- 10 6 1 Leading hitters -- Neuse Charter -- Rock Wilson 2-3, Dylan Yates 2-3; Ethan McSwain 1-2. Wayne Country Day -- Thomas Kierski 1-3, RBI;...

Weather delays Deacon Jones Invitational until Friday

Today's games in the 2013 Deacon Jones Invitational have been postponed and tentatively rescheduled for Friday.Defending champion Spring Creek (5-5 overall) faces North Johnston at 3 p.m. Archrivals Rosewood and Princeton will square off at 6 p.m. The third-place and...

Lane Tree LGA

Sherry Minner claimed game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Nan Jarrell and Novella Zambelli seized low gross and low putts, respectively. Cathy Garris fired the low round for the week....

Golden Falcons drop contest against Firebirds

PIKEVILLE -- Perennial 3-A powerhouse Southern Nash got ahead early in singles play and swept the doubles matches during an 8-1, non-conference win over Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday afternoon. Stanton Head claimed the Golden Falcons' lone singles point. "Southern...

Rebels snap 3-game skid on baseball diamond

CLINTON -- North Duplin pounded out nine hits and rolled past Lakewood 6-0 on the second day of the Clinton Easter Invitational. Mitchell Thigpen led the Rebels with three hits and three RBI. Trey Pate and Bryce Best each added...

Charger Diamond Classic: WCDS blanks Neuse Charter in 4 1/2 innings

Wayne Country Day has found both confidence and wins hard to come by this season, but it took a step in the right direction in both areas on Wednesday afternoon. The Chargers capitalized on Neuse Charter's four errors and seven...

MOC news

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College seniors Tim Ebbecke and Giora Sela each earned a spot on the 2013 Conference Carolinas All-Academic men's volleyball team. Ebbecke and Sela received the same honor a year ago. A middle blocker, Ebbecke...

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: Rosewood 6, Southern Wayne 3 -- Rosewood erupted for six runs in the home half of the fifth inning on its way to a non-conference win over Southern Wayne. Jacob Dubose (two RBI), De'Lon Nowell...

Errors, walks prove critical in Saints' loss

WINTERVILLE -- Southern Wayne gave Raleigh Sanderson 12 extra outs on Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans didn't waste their chances during a 7-4 victory over the Saints, who committed six errors and had three pitchers to issue a combined six walks...

Pitt County Classic baseball boxes

2013 Pitt County Classic At Guy Smith Stadium Eastern Wayne 100 230 2 -- 8 15 0 Nash Central 000 000 0 -- 0 1 0 Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Ryan Faucette 2-4, 2B; Zack Smith 4-4, 2B,...

Riverside defeats North Lenoir in Pitt County Classic

GREENVILLE -- North Lenoir completed play in the Pitt County Classic with a 5-3 loss to Durham Riverside on Tuesday evening at Guy Smith Stadium. Luke Jackson and Tyler Smith both collected two hits for the Hawks. Noah Reese and...

MOC volleyball sweeps Barton

MOUNT OLIVE -- Senior Adam Miracle pounded out a match-high 14 kills and Mount Olive College concluded regular-season play with a 25-16, 25-19, 25-14 triumph over Conference Carolinas men's volleyball foe Barton on Tuesday evening. Angel Dache provided 10...

Trojans win pivotal Southeast Region series

MOUNT OLIVE -- Bradon Reitano's walk-off RBI single in bottom of the seventh inning during game one and Zak Orrison's two-RBI double in the nightcap helped No. 2-ranked Mount Olive College sweep in-state foe Catawba on Tuesday evening. The...

Pfeiffer pulls away late against Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Cameron Walsh punched in three goals and Mount Olive College gave another nationally-ranked team fits at Amon Field on Tuesday afternoon. But Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer University, listed as No. 8 in the latest USILA Division...

Goldsboro's Cole, Darden will compete on national stage

GREENSBORO -- Logan Cole and Zach Darden swam against some of the state's best swimmers during the N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A championships less than two months ago. They'll see stronger competition -- on a national stage --...

EW's Lancaster, Dixon provide leadership on the mound

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's pitching was almost perfect. In fact, it was almost perfect twice. Three Warrior pitchers combined for 14 shutout innings as Eastern Wayne swept a pair of games during the 2013 Pitt County Classic on Tuesday afternoon....

CBA alum Sasser gets save for Pack against Pirates

ECU Sports Information GREENVILLE -- Ryan Wilkins tossed five no-hit innings and Brett Williams drove in three runs as No. 27-ranked North Carolina State handed East Carolina a 6-1, non-conference loss at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium on Tuesday evening....

Deacon Jones Invitational: Title up for grabs

PRINCETON -- Anybody can win. That's the general consensus coaches offered when asked which team is considered the favorite to claim the 13th annual Deacon Jones Invitational championship. The four participating teams -- Princeton, Rosewood, Spring Creek and North Johnston...

Aycock closes the door on an opponent this time

WINTERVILLE -- C.B. Aycock closed the door this time. Adam Pate retired seven of the final eight batters he faced and the Golden Falcons snapped a frustrating three-game skid with a come-from-behind, 3-2 conquest of West Craven on the final...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

So. Wayne-Pine Forest baseball box

Pine Forest 000 002 0 -- 2 4 3 Southern Wayne 002 022 x -- 6 4 0 Leading hitters -- Pine Forest -- Cobie Vance 2-2, 2B; Jonah Gisselbach 1-3; Jay Elliot 1-2. Southern Wayne -- Jacob Sasser 2-2,...

Sasser, Saints knock off Pine Forest

GREENVILLE -- Southern Wayne needed Jacob Sasser to have a good outing on the pitcher's mound. He delivered Monday evening. When the Saints needed a critical hit, Sasser came through again. The senior delivered a pair of doubles and four...

Greene Central shuts out Washington

BETHEL -- Chad Murphy crushed a two-run home run in the fourth inning and Greene Central hammered Washington, 10-0, on day two of the Pitt County Classic at North Pitt High School. Murphy ended the day 2-for-4 with two...

CBA-Holly Springs baseball box

Holly Springs 200 000 11 -- 4 9 3 C.B. Aycock 000 210 00 -- 3 6 3 Leading hitters -- Holly Springs -- Ryan Byrd 1-4, 2B; Mike Sconzo 1-4, RBI; Trey Cobb 1-4, RBI; RJ Arthur 2-3, RBI;...

Golden Falcons endure another hard-luck loss

WINTERVILLE -- Hard-luck losses are starting to pile up for the Charles B. Aycock baseball team. And the frustration is starting to show on the players' and coaching staff's faces. Holly Springs pushed across the game-winning run in the top...

Monday, April 1, 2013

E. Wayne-Riverside Martin game cancelled

GREENVILLE -- Today's game between Eastern Wayne and Riverside Martin has been washed out after a late-night rain storm drenched eastern North Carolina into the early-morning hours. The contest will not be made up, according to Eastern Wayne head coach...

Riverside Martin doubles up Greene Central

BETHEL -- Greene Central endured a 4-2 loss to Riverside Martin on Saturday at North Pitt High School in the 2013 Pitt County Classic. Austin Mooring led the Rams with two hits. Ben Brann (RBI) and Montrell Warren (RBI) both...

Aycock suffers heart-breaking loss

GREENVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock took a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, but West Johnston rallied for a 7-6 victory during opening-round play of the 2013 Pitt County Classic at Guy Smith Stadium on Saturday afternoon....

Saints turn back Northern Nash

BETHEL -- Freshman Hunter Barwick swatted his first-ever varsity home run and SouthernWayne edged NorthernNash, 9-8, during opening-round play of the 2013 Pitt County Classic on Saturday afternoon. The game was played at North Pitt High School. Barwick ended the...