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Thursday, May 30, 2013

CBA 'White' slips past N. Lenoir 'Green' in ECBL play

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock White rallied past North Lenoir Green, 10-8, in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League game Wednesday evening at Charles Davis Field. Lloyd Lowe, Bryce Anders and Caleb Smith each tallied two hits to lead the...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Southern Wayne opens ECBL campaign with road win

Southern Wayne exploded for six runs in the top of the seventh inning and rallied past Rosewood 9-3 in Eastern Carolina Baseball League action on Tuesday night. The season opener for Southern Wayne was better than head coach T.J. Hinson...

Post 11-Duplin/Sampson box

Duplin-Sampson 000 000 0 -- 0 2 3 Wayne County 218 000 x -- 11 9 0 Leading hitters -- Duplin-Sampson Post 127 -- Cedric Kornegay 1-3; Ryan Hall 1-3. Wayne County Post 11 -- Ryan Faucette 1-2, RBI; Zack...

Anders, CBA 'White' escape Wayne in ECBL action

Wayne nearly pulled a win out of the fire. Bryce Anders put out the flames just in time. Wayne loaded the bases with two outs, but stranded the game-tying run on third base in the bottom of the seventh inning,...

C.B. Aycock 'Blue' nips Hunt

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock Blue opened its Eastern Carolina Baseball League season with a 5-4 win over Hunt on Tuesday evening. Noah West led the Golden Falcons with three hits. Bobby Hampton (RBI), Hank Smitherman, Connor Crandall, Trent Herndon...

McKeel, Eagles double up Greene Central

SNOW HILL -- Rosewood held off Greene Central for a 4-2 win in the Eastern Carolina Baseball League opener for both teams on Monday. Bryce McKeel led the Eagles with two hits. Kahlil Warren (two RBI), Blake Dean (two RBI),...

Post 11's Johnson throws 6 strong innings

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11, so far, has started inexperienced arms on the bump this season. Nearly each hurler has proven he belongs in a uniform. Greg Johnson became the latest pitcher to make a personal statement Tuesday...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Price belts walk-off homer in Wayne's ECBL opener

Brandon Price belted a walk-off, two-run home run and Wayne rallied past Wilson Christian 3-2 in the Eastern Carolina Baseball League opener for both teams on Monday evening. Hunter Burt added the only other hit for Wayne. Holden Foster pitched...

MOC alum Layne recalled by Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Former Mount Olive College pitcher Tom Layne was recalled by the San Diego Padres from Triple-A Tucson during the Memorial Day weekend. Layne is making his second stint in the Majors. The left-hander attended San Diego's...

Monday, May 27, 2013

Smith delivers game-winning sacrifice fly

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two timely at-bats led to a series-clinching victory against an Area I nemesis Sunday afternoon. Zack Smith delivered the game-winning sacrifice fly after Ryan Faucette's eighth-inning single, and Wayne County Post 11 triumphed 3-2 over Clayton Post...

Clayton-Post 11 box

Clayton 100 000 100 -- 2 6 1 Wayne County 000 200 01x -- 3 9 2 Leading hitters -- Clayton Post 71 -- Jack Sherrill 2-4; Brett Clark 1-4, RBI. Wayne County Post 11 -- Garrett Joyner 3-4; Ryan...

Pate, Burroughs, Fitzpatrick cop ECC's top honor in respective sport

They each helped lead their respective team to a conference championship this past spring. And each received a well-deserved reward. Eastern Wayne senior Chaz Fitzpatrick "three-peated" as the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference men's tennis player-of-the-year. Charles B. Aycock junior...

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Post 11 routs Creedmoor

CREEDMOOR -- The first impression created some doubts, but turned into a pleasant outcome on an unseasonably cool Friday evening. Wayne County Post 11 shook off its first-inning impatience and cranked out a 14-3, mercy-rule victory over Creedmoor Post 161...

Post 11-Creedmoor box

Post 11 034 600 1 -- 14 16 0 Creedmoor 000 201 0 -- 3 7 0 Leading hitters -- Wayne County Post 11 -- Adam Pate 5-5, 4 RBI; Gregory Johnson 3-3, 3 RBI; Zack Smith 1-3, 3 RBI;...

Wayne County splits twinbill with Clayton

MOUNT OLIVE -- Misfortune turned into a timely hit. And Wayne County Post 11 remained in position to claim a weekend series against Senior Legion nemesis Clayton Post 71 on Saturday evening. Jacob Sasser's two-out, walk-off single gave Post 11...

Friday, May 24, 2013

Spring Creek sports awards

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Coaches at Spring Creek High School recognized their spring sports athletes during a season-ending awards ceremony. Awards were presented in seven sports. The recipients were: * Women's soccer: Coach's Award -- Rheanna Reid; Offensive Award --...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Faye Franklin secured low gross honors during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Evelyn Rose and Gaye Bryant claimed low net and low putts, respectively....

Spring Creek spring sports awards

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Coaches at Spring Creek High School recognized their spring sports athletes during a season-ending awards ceremony. Awards were presented in seven sports. The recipients were: * Women's soccer: Coach's Award -- Rheanna Reid; Offensive Award -- Maddy...

Lafond advances to 3,000-meter steeplechase finals

PUEBLO, Colo. -- Mount Olive College freshman Dylan Lafond finished second among 10 runners during his preliminary race and earned an automatic berth to the finals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2013 NCAA Division II men's outdoor track...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lafond chasing dreams: MOC freshman competing in NCAA D2 national outdoor track meet

Distance runner Dylan Lafond never anticipated advancing to an NCAA championship meet of any sort during his freshmen season at Mount Olive College. He makes his third appearance later today. Lafond opens competition in 3,000-meter steeplechase during the 2013 NCAA...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WCDS spring awards announced

Wayne Country Day concluded its 2013 spring sports campaign with a season-ending awards ceremony. Athletes were recognized in six sports -- varsity girls and JV soccer, boys' and girls' track and field, and varsity and JV baseball. Special awards...

Trask-Princeton softball box

2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs (at Princeton HS) Heide Trask 000 200 0 -- 2 5 2 Princeton 000 000 0 -- 0 2 2 Leading hitters -- Heide Trask -- Robbie Murray 2-3, 2B; Taylor...

New faces join veterans as Post 11 prepares for 2013 season

Baseball is a religion in Wayne County. Players who graced uniforms among the high schools enjoyed careers in the collegiate and professional ranks. And most used the Post 11 Senior American Legion baseball program as a stepping stone. Another 18...

Trojans' coaching staff will be busy filling voids during offseason

Jermaine Berry sat in the home dugout at Scarborough Field on Saturday night, his glory gold uniform caked in dirt, stunned by the reality that Mount Olive's season and his collegiate career had suddenly come to an end. A pair...

Trask eliminates Princeton from 1A softball playoffs

PRINCETON -- Heide Trask's freshman battery controlled the game. Pitcher A.J. Johnson filled up the strike zone and catcher Taylor Rivenburg kept base runners in place. The outstanding effort led to the Titans 2-0 win over Princeton in the N.C....

Call him 'Grandpa': Pack's Sasser enjoying extra year of eligibility

His North Carolina State teammates call him "grandpa." Grant Sasser certainly doesn't mind the harmless teasing. The sixth-year senior is just happy to be in a uniform these days, helping the Wolfpack baseball team in any way possible. "It's funny...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association news

Novella Zambelli emerged the "State Play Day" winner, claimed game-of-the-week honors and also seized low putts during recent action on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. During the Walnut Creek Ladies Invitational, Linda Watson won second gross in first...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Eagles' Jones earns three medals at NCISAA 1A/2A state track meet

CARY -- Wayne Christian distance runner Connor Jones earned three top-three finishes during the season-ending N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A men's outdoor track and field championship meet. Jones, a junior, claimed state runner-up honors in the 1,600-meter...

Coker wins Southeast Regional, advances to Division II CWS

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dan Meyer earned MVP honors with a complete-game effort on the mound and fourth-seeded Coker (S.C.) College defeated Georgia College, 7-2, in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional championship game Sunday afternoon. Mount Olive played host...

Pirates get No. 3 seed for season-ending CUSA tournament

IRVING, Texas -- East Carolina is the No. 3 seed for the season-ending Conference USA baseball tournament, which begins Wednesday at Reckling Park in Houston. The Pirates (30-24) face the host Cougars at noon Thursday. ECU will face seventh-seeded...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Southeast Regional wrap

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- First-time NCAA tournament participant Coker (S.C.) College earned a lucky break during its second-round Southeast Regional game on Friday evening. Shea Bell walked with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to give the...

Princeton softball rallies past Rosewood

PRINCETON -- Charley Cox connected on a two-out, two-strike single. Taylor Carroll fended off a third strike and duplicated Cox. Kelsey Peedin thought to herself 'I can do the same thing.' But the confident Princeton freshman needed just one strike....

Rosewood-Princeton softball box

2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs (at Princeton HS) Rosewood 040 500 0 -- 9 10 3 Princeton 001 502 2 -- 10 17 3 Two outs when game-winning run scored. Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Amanda...

Dixon-North Duplin baseball box

2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs (at North Duplin HS, Calypso) Dixon 200 001 1 -- 4 8 0 North Duplin 002 000 0 -- 2 4 1 Leading hitters -- Dixon -- Zack Sicknick 3-4, 2B,...

Mount Olive eliminated from regional

MOUNT OLIVE -- Not even the glory gold jerseys could dig Mount Olive out of a hole this time. Rob Hogenkamp's walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Georgia College to a 2-1 victory over the...

MOC defeats Armstrong Atlantic

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Daniel Oliver mashed a go-ahead, sixth-inning home run and Matt Dillon tossed a complete game during Mount Olive's 7-3 triumph over Armstrong Atlantic State (Ga.) University in the 2013 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional...

Local golf briefs

Golf Walnut Creek LGA * A total of 70 golfers participated in the "Springtime in Paris" Invitational hosted by the Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association. Sam Gillette claimed first net in second flight competition. Hiromi Sueki took second net and...

Dixon defeats North Duplin baseball

CALYPSO -- Dixon High School starting pitcher J.P. Padgett took the ball in warmups and never gave it back. The UNC-Pembroke signee tossed a complete game and logged 13 strikeouts as the Bulldogs outlasted North Duplin, 4-2, in the third...

Sasser signs with UNCW

Jacob Sasser didn't immediately accept the offer to play baseball at UNC Wilmington. He took a few days to mull over his decision and talked extensively with Seahawks' associate head coach Randy Hood, who is a native of Grantham. The...

Friday, May 17, 2013

Southeast Regional round-up

MOUNT OLIVE -- Fourth-seeded Coker (S.C.) College emerged victorious in its NCAA tournament debut, defeating third-seeded Armstrong Atlantic State 11-6 in opening-round play of the 2013 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Thursday afternoon. The Cobras (35-14 overall) play...

MOC-Lincoln Memorial

MOUNT OLIVE -- There were some questions about how Mount Olive would perform during its first outing in the 2013 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional after playing one game in 21 days. The top-seeded Trojans answered all those questions and...

North Duplin baseball column

Teams often embody the demeanor of their coaches and James Hobbs' even-keeled temperament seems to fit like a glove for the North Duplin baseball team this season. The Rebels displayed a healthy dose of poise during their 8-7, come-from-behind win...

Local golf

Walnut Creek LGA * A total of 70 golfers participated in the "Springtime in Paris" Invitational hosted by the Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association. Sam Gillette claimed first net in second flight competition. Hiromi Sueki took second net and...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lancaster hopes Trojans return to 'old self' in regional

Not too many words were said during Sunday afternoon's practice at Scarborough Field. Mount Olive expected to receive an at-large bid and host the six-team NCAA Division II Southeast Regional. The Trojans went about their business and turned in a...

Aycock's Mitchell signs NLI with Louisburg College

Louisburg College men's golf coach Charles Sloan hadn't thought too much about searching for recruits in eastern North Carolina ... until Dylan Mitchell gave him a call. Mitchell asked if Sloan had any openings in his program. Sloan said he...

NCAA Division II Southeast Regional title up for grabs

Grab some slips of paper, write down the team names and drop them into a hat. Shake the hat. Pull out a slip. The best bet is any one of the six participants you draw out of that hat are...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pam Pack opens door for new 3A softball state champion

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock gave a good team too many chances to score Tuesday evening. Washington benefited from nine walks and three infield errors during a 9-1, second-round victory over the Golden Falcons in the N.C. High School Athletic...

Washington-C.B. Aycock box

2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A playoffs (at C.B. Aycock HS, Pikeville) Washington 004 131 0 -- 9 6 0 C.B. Aycock 000 010 0 -- 1 5 3 Leading hitters -- Washington -- Anna Hardison 1-3, RBI;...

Union-Spring Creek box

2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs (at Spring Creek HS, Seven Springs) Union 310 201 0 -- 7 9 2 Spring Creek 000 020 0 -- 2 3 4 Leading hitters -- Union -- Dustin Alphin 1-4,...

Union eliminates Spring Creek from 1A baseball playoffs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek dug a deep hole over the first two innings, but could never recover in a 7-2, season-ending loss to Union in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A baseball playoffs Tuesday evening. The Spartans...

Rosewood's Adams cards second-day 72

CHAPEL HILL -- Rosewood's Nick Adams carded an even-par 72 during final-round play of the 2013 NCHSAA 1-A men's golf championships on Tuesday afternoon. Adams logged five birdies on his final nine holes and finished tied for fourth overall with...

WCDS bows out of NCISAA 1A soccer playoffs

HICKORY -- Hickory Christian notched three second-half goals within a four-minute span and handed Wayne Country Day a season-ending, 5-0 loss in quarterfinal-round action of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A state playoffs Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers trailed 1-0...

Rosewood upsets SW Onslow in 1A softball playoffs

JACKSONVILLE -- Rosewood shocked Coastal Plains champion Southwest Onslow, 6-3, in second-round action during the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs Tuesday evening. The Eagles' Callie Thornton mashed a home run and finished 2-for-4 on the night. Kayla...

Princeton's Paul, Wood combine for 2-hit shutout

PRINCETON -- Tori Paul yielded two hits in a six-inning stint and Princeton eliminated Hobbton, 2-0, from the NCHSAA 1-A playoffs Tuesday evening. Paul fanned seven Wildcat batters and threw 10 first-pitch strikes. Hailey Wood tossed one inning of no-hit...

N. Duplin-W. Columbus box

2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs (at North Duplin HS, Calypso) West Columbus 102 102 01 -- 7 10 5 North Duplin 000 303 02 -- 8 10 1 One out when winning run scored. Leading hitters...

Eighth-inning error helps North Duplin advance in postseason

CALYPSO -- Blake Rhodes jogged home with his arms raised high in ecstasy. Josh Hamilton laid motionless in defeat on the outfield grass. Rhodes scored the game-winning run on Hamilton's error in the bottom of the eighth inning as North...

Trojan aces: Dillon, Regan lead MOC pitching staff

The lineage of outstanding pitchers at Mount Olive runs almost as deep as the program's storied history itself. Since 2007, seven different Trojan hurlers have been selected in Major League Baseball's amateur draft. Four of those pitchers were tabbed as...

Berry, Oliver have put up 'quiet' numbers for MOC this season

Steady defense, good plate approaches and consistent work on each pitch has been Mount Olive's calling card on the baseball diamond most of this season. The Trojans' success can be traced to their middle infielders and their two "rocks" on...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Saints' Price, Outlaw sign with Catawba Valley CC

Making the transition from high school to college presents a few distinct challenges. Southern Wayne basketball standouts Jamiel Price and Ronnell Outlaw will face those challenges together. The pair signed their respective letters of intent to play basketball at Catawba...

CBA eliminated from dual-team playoffs

CHAPEL HILL -- Charles B. Aycock triumphed on two singles courts, but perennial power Chapel Hill claimed a 7-2 victory in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A dual-team playoffs on Monday afternoon. The Golden Falcons' Allan Best and...

Rosewood has rough opening round

CHAPEL HILL -- Nick Adams concluded first-round play 12 strokes behind the overall leader and Rosewood is 11th in team action after opening-round play of the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A men's golf championships on Monday afternoon....

MOC hopes layoff hasn't affected team's timing at the plate

The college baseball season can drag on for players and coaches. Whether the team has a losing record or it is the defending College World Series champion, the schedule can take its toll. Mount Olive College admittedly needed a rest...

Stinging loss on home field fuels Trojans

Watching a team dogpile on your home field is an unforgettable feeling that stings within the depths of your soul. Mike Mercurio hasn't forgotten that moment. Mount Olive College went "two-and-cue" during the 2012 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional, and...

MOC's Overman named second-team all-Southeast Region

MOUNT OLIVE -- First baseman Beth Overman, who helped lead Mount Olive to its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance, has been selected to the 2013 Daktronics Division II softball all-Southeast Region second team. The team is voted on by College...

Monday, May 13, 2013

Faith Christian softball finishes NCCSA 2A state runner-up

KINSTON -- Wilson Christian claimed the 2013 N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A state championship with an 11-0, mercy-rule win over Faith Christian on Saturday afternoon. The Conquerors' Hannah Stocks earned all-state honors for the second consecutive season. Teammate Abigail...

MOC baseball team will host 2013 NCAA Division 2 Southeast Regional

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The road to the NCAA Division II College World Series, for the third straight year, will go through Mount Olive. The Trojans (46-6 overall) drew the No. 1 seed for the six-team regional and will face...

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tanner, Best provide Chargers' offensive punch

One opponent down. The next one will be tougher. Margaret Tanner and Sarah Best supplied the offense during Wayne Country Day's opening-round, 4-0 conquest of United Faith Christian in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A girls' soccer playoffs...

Malette, Frasier each bring home silver medal from 1A state meet

GREENSBORO -- Goldsboro's Rasheid Malette and Princeton's Johnny Frasier each finished state runner-up during the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A track and field championship meet contested at North Carolina A&T on Friday afternoon. Malette claimed the...

Rosewood's Cuddington finishes state runner-up in 1A men's tennis

CARY -- Another step. Rosewood junior Dylan Cuddington emerged the runner-up in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A men's singles tennis championships after a 6-1, 6-2 loss to Hendersonville's James Fuqua on Saturday morning. Cuddington reached the...

Rebels test Southwest Onslow on softball diamond

JACKSONVILLE -- Hali Botzenhart mashed a three-run, first-inning home run and Southwest Onslow hung on for a 7-4 victory over North Duplin in first-round action of the NCHSAA Class 1-A playoffs on Friday evening. The Rebels concluded the year 8-12...

Princeton comes back against East Carteret

PRINCETON -- Princeton pushed across the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and eliminated East Carteret, 4-3, from the NCHSAA Class 1-A playoffs on Friday evening. The Bulldogs (17-2 overall) play host to Hobbton on Tuesday. Charley...

Spring Creek knocks off Wallace-Rose Hill

TEACHEY -- Ian Ladd cranked out three hits and stole two bases during Spring Creek's opening-round, 10-4 triumph over Wallace-Rose Hill in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs Friday evening. The Gators (13-10 overall) entertain Union on...

Eastern Wayne alum hired by East Miss. Community College

SCOOBA, Miss. -- Michael Morgan has been hired as an assistant women's basketball coach at East Mississippi Community College after approval by the school president and vice president. Morgan, an Eastern Wayne High alum, spent last season as an...

Trojans' softball season ends in D2 Southeast Regional

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Wingate exploded for five fifth-inning runs and handed Mount Olive College a season-ending, 8-0 mercy-rule defeat on day two of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional #1 softball tournament at Armstrong Atlantic State University. The fourth-seeded...

Cardinals upset ECC champions in opening round

PIKEVILLE -- It was over in an instant. Charles B. Aycock base runner Hank Smitherman rounded third base and headed for home. Jacksonville outfielder Logan Staup collected the ball and fired toward the plate. Cardinal catcher Christian Heisey caught the...

Jacksonville-CBA baseball box

area calendar Tuesday Prep baseball NCHSAA playoffs Class 1-A W. Columbus at North Duplin 7 p.m. Union at Spring Creek 7 p.m. Prep softball NCHSAA playoffs Class 3-A Washington at C.B. Aycock 7 p.m. Class 1-A Rosewood at SW...

Inaugural competition brings teams from Atlantic region

Over 140 of the best CrossFit athletes in the region turned out for the first-ever "Battle of the Boro" at CrossFit of Goldsboro on Saturday. Competitors took part in five programs called WOD's (workouts of the day). The scores were...

Fulghum's walk-off single pushes Aycock into 2nd round

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's big-game experience showed up just in time. Keeley Fulghum delivered a walk-off RBI single and the Golden Falcons rallied past West Craven 7-6 in first-round play of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wayne Christian slips past Statesville Christian, 2-1

Wayne Christian didn't get rattled Thursday afternoon when things got interesting with one swing of the bat. The Eagles face a much tougher challenge in the second round. Wayne Christian gave up a seventh-inning home run, but hung on for...

Thursday's prep baseball boxes

2013 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs (at Wayne Christian) Statesville 000 000 1 -- 1 4 2 Wayne Christian 002 000 x -- 2 6 0 Leading hitters -- Statesville Christian -- Daniel Holchin 1-3; Daniel Miller...

Faith Christian-RM defeats Wayne Christian

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Christian completed its regular season with a 7-2, non-conference loss at Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Thursday afternoon. Top-seeded Christopher Easom defeated the Patriots' Sam Ess 6-4, 6-2. Sixth-seeded Cody Easom handed Luke Farmer a...

North Duplin shuts out Jones Sr.

CALYPSO -- North Duplin jumped on top early and never looked back in a 4-0 win over Jones Senior in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A state playoffs on Thursday night. The Rebels entertain either...

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Girls' Soccer: Norwayne 1, Eastern Wayne 0 -- Hannah Vernon scored the lone goal in the 37th minute. Norwayne clinched a share of the Wayne County Middle School Athletic Conference championship along with Eastern Wayne. Each...

South Central ousts Eastern Wayne from 3A baseball playoffs

WINTERVILLE -- South Central got the timely hit. Tucker Jacobs did the rest. The Falcons plated a pivotal fourth-inning run and Jacobs registered a complete-game, 3-0 shutout over Eastern Wayne during opening-round action in the N.C. High School Athletic Association...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Baseball: Dillard 14, Eastern Wayne 8 -- Darryl Gaddis, Maurice Stokes, Jeremiah Smith and Alejandro Lugo each had two hits for Dillard. DJ Waters, Tyquandale Jackson and Eli Curtis recorded hit apiece. Lugo recorded seven strikeouts...

Princeton notches first-ever, girls' soccer playoff win

PRINCETON -- Princeton didn't just win another game Wednesday evening. The Bulldogs made a little school history along the way. Jessica Brush scored a pair of goals and Princeton defeated Union 3-0 in the first round of the N.C. High...

Quillen taking wrestling talents to UNC Pembroke

Watch Nick Quillen on the wrestling mat and you'll find a combination of things he's learned throughout his stellar prep career at Rosewood. There is the technique he's learned from previous lightweights while working out in the wrestling room. You...

WCDS gets at-large bid to NCISAA 1A girls' soccer playoffs

Wayne Country Day received an at-large bid to the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A soccer playoffs. The seventh-seeded Chargers play host to United Faith Christian Academy on Friday. Game time is 3 p.m. WCDS is making its 13th...

Aycock snaps playoff skid in girls' soccer

SHALLOTTE -- Charles B. Aycock earned its first N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A state playoff win since 2004 with a 3-0 shutout of West Brunswick on Wednesday night. Cheyenne Warrick scored two goals and tallied one assist to lead...

MOC briefs

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. -- No. 24-ranked Mount Olive College matched its lowest team score of the week and overtook one team on the final day to finish 19th in the 2013 NCAA Division II men's golf South/Southeast Regional. The Trojans...

Southeast Regional softball -- Trojans face tough opening-round game

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- While eating dinner in the cafeteria Wednesday evening, Mount Olive College head softball coach Jaime Kylis listened to some of the chatter at the table. One comment constantly filled her ears -- "I'm ready to play." The...

NC Wesleyan's academic reputation lured Bill

A small-school setting that thrives on academics? North Carolina Wesleyan sounded like the perfect spot for Logan Bill. Once the Rosewood senior visited campus and attended open house, she knew she belonged in a Battling Bishop uniform. Bill signed a...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Conquerors' baseball season closes at Bethel

KINSTON -- Faith Christian's season came to a close with a 10-2 loss to Bethel Christian on Tuesday afternoon in the N.C. Chrisitian Schools Association 2-A state quarterfinals. Richard Sasser and John Johnson both collected a hit for the Conquerors....

Chargers ousted from NCISAA 1A baseball playoffs

FAYETTEVILLE -- Freedom Christian pushed across two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in a 2-0 win over Wayne Country Day in the first round of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A state playoffs on Tuesday afternoon....

Wayne Christian-Statesville baseball game postponed

Wayne Christian's opening-round home game against Statesville Christian in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A playoffs was postponed until Thursday. First pitch is 4 p.m. The Eagles have lost three consecutive postseason contests since reaching the final four in...

Rosewood softball falls to South Central

Rosewood wrapped up regular-season play with a 12-3 loss to visiting South Central on Tuesday evening. The Eagles fell behind 7-0 after two innings and were only able to push across three runs despite tallying 11 hits. Rosewood begins play...

Burroughs homers in Aycock's home loss

PIKEVILLE -- South Johnston batted around in the top of the sixth inning and cruised past Charles B. Aycock, 8-5, in the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tournament championship game Tuesday evening. The Trojans have won three ECC tournament crowns since...

C.B. Aycock-Triton baseball box

Triton 002 000 0 -- 2 3 1 C.B. Aycock 300 210 x -- 6 8 2 Leading hitters -- Triton -- Dillon Stewart 1-4; Austin Lee 1-3, HR, 2 RBI; Taylor Emory 1-1. C.B. Aycock -- Garrett Joyner 1-4,...

ECC baseball sweep -- Aycock wins regular-season, tournament titles

PIKEVILLE -- A year ago Charles B. Aycock, backed into the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A baseball playoffs and made an improbable run to the state finals. This season, the Golden Falcons get to carry a bit of...

Lane Tree LGA news

Sherry Minner took game-of-the-week honors during play at Lane Tree Golf Club. Mary Ann Sutton carded low gross and low net. Betty Jean Gurley won low putts....

Rosewood's Clark will join new college football program in Georgia

Josh Clark knew that he wanted to play college football. He did not know, until recently, that his love of the game would take him so far from home. Clark signed a letter of intent to play football at Berry...

Eagles' Raynor likes Fayetteville State's up-tempo offense

Of all the factors that helped Jyonte Raynor decide on his future college home there was on that sealed the deal -- feeling wanted. Division II Fayetteville State was the first school to express interest in the Rosewood forward and...

Walnut Creek LGA news

Kathy Woodard and Marilyn "Pete" Reaves each emerged as a gold medalist during the Senior Games. Faye Franklin, Linda Cannon and Betty Holloway each claimed a silver medal. Hiromi Sueki captured low putts in first flight competition during the Eastern...

Heath's collegiate destination -- NC Wesleyan

A difficult decision following her sophomore season at Rosewood turned into the right move for Holly Heath. Heath's choice to walk away from soccer and dedicate herself completely to basketball paid dividends during the final two years of her high...

Hooks-Yelverton clinch match point against DH Conley

PIKEVILLE -- A narrow escape. Chas Hooks-Jackson Yelverton secured the match-clinching point in doubles and lifted Charles B. Aycock to a 5-4 victory over D.H. Conley during second-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A dual-team...

Eastern Wayne drops heart-breaking shootout affair

No amount of time was going to decide the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A state first-round playoff game between Gray's Creek and Eastern Wayne on Tuesday night. Not 80 minutes of regulation. Not 20 minutes of overtime. Not 10...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rouse delivers game-winning, 10th-inning hit for Gators

DUDLEY -- Will Rouse's finest moment in his short varsity career undoubtedly occurred Monday evening. The Spring Creek freshman delivered the game-winning walk-off hit and emerged the winning pitcher during a 5-4, 10-inning triumph over Rosewood at the Doyle Whitfield...

Rosewood-SC baseball box

Rosewood 000 000 300 1 -- 4 11 4 Spring Creek 300 000 000 2 -- 5 5 1 Two outs when game-winning run scored. Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Jordan Gurley 2-5, RBI; Jonathan Cherry 3-3; Ethan Chapin 1-4,...

Princeton's Cobb signs with NC Wesleyan

Nicholas Cobb remembers what it felt like when he walked out of the gymnasium at Princeton Middle School after being cut from the Bulldogs' basketball team in the eighth grade. Cobb learned on Monday what it felt like to officially...

MOC draws Peach Belt champ Columbus State in softball regional

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The third -- and most important -- season begins later this week for the Mount Olive College softball team. The Trojans face No. 16-ranked Columbus State (Ga.) University in opening-round play of the NCAA Division II Southeast...

Aycock hopes to get rid of playoff demons

Most of its current players were in elementary school the last time the Charles B. Aycock girls' soccer team won a N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A playoff game. Sooner or later, the Golden Falcons' regular-season success has to...

Adams claims 3rd straight 1A east individual golf crown

JACKSONVILLE -- Rosewood junior Nick Adams grinded his way to a third consecutive individual championship during the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A eastern regional men's golf tournament Monday afternoon. Playing in miserable conditions, Adams fashioned a 3-over-par...

Monday, May 6, 2013

Local track athletes qualify for state finals

ROCKY POINT -- Goldsboro's 400-meter girls' relay and Princeton speedster Johnny Frasier will lead a large contingent of Carolina 1-A Conference sprinters and jumpers to Greensboro for the N.C. High School Athletic Association track and field championships on Friday. One...

Prep tennis players advance to finals

WILSON -- A small contingent of players will represent Wayne County on the singles and doubles scenes during the season-ending N.C. High School Athletic Association tennis state championships next weekend. Eastern Wayne seniors Chaz Fitzpatrick and Mitch Kaspar advanced to...

MOC downs Winston-Salem State

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Daniel Oliver's two-run single highlighted a three-run seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and Alex Regan added to his nation's leading win total with five scoreless innings of relief as nationally second-ranked Mount...

Joyner-Parris claim Handy Mart-Mount Olive College Invitational

MOUNT OLIVE -- Despite shooting the lowest second-day round of the tournament, playing partners Jeremy Joyner and Dane Jones knew one team could better their 36-hole score. Unfortunately, they were right. The tandem of Jay Joyner-Brent Parrish carded an eye-popping...

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Baseball Rosewood 7, Princeton 5 * Rosewood scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overcome archrival Princeton 7-5 on Friday night. Jordan Gurley got the win on the pitcher's mound in relief of Reed Howell. Howell...

Princeton finishes unbeaten against league opponents

Princeton achieved perfection. Rosewood experienced deja vu. The Bulldogs wrapped up an unbeaten Carolina 1-A Conference softball campaign for the first time in program history with an emphatic 7-1 triumph over their archrivals on an unseasonably cool Friday evening. "(Tonight)...

prep baseball boxes

North Duplin 302 011 1 -- 8 8 0 Spring Creek 100 003 3 -- 7 4 4 Leading hitters -- North Duplin -- Cedrick Kornegay 1-4; Blake Rhodes 2-3, RBI; Mitchell Thigpen 1-2; Trey Pate 1-4; Tyler Potter 1-4,...

North Duplin clinches Carolina 1-A Conference title

SEVEN SPRINGS -- North Duplin has been battled tested all season long. The Rebels survived one more challenge Friday night. North Duplin saw a four-run lead shrink to one run in the bottom of the seventh inning but hung on...

Mount Olive women's soccer signs six players

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College head women's soccer coach Matt Hisler has signed six players to national letters-of-intent for the 2013 season. Four recruits hail from North Carolina -- forwards Kasey O'Hara, Niza Vera, Rachel Williams...

Goldsboro Elite Martial Arts hosts two-day testing

Martial arts Masters from throughout the United States attended a two-day testing that involved students from Goldsboro Elite Martial Arts receiving their black belts in various forms of fighting. Instructors came from New Jersey, California, Virginia and the nation's...

Cole headed to St. Andrews

A chance to help build a swimming program. A chance to learn from one of the best coaches in the sport. Logan Cole will experience the best of both worlds next winter at St. Andrews University. The Wayne School of...

Goldsboro MGC now hosting PGA Family Course

Courtesy of GMGC Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course now features the PGA Family Course. The program, which was launched in a partnership with the PGA of America and U.S. Kids Golf, gives families the chance to play golf at GMGC in...

C.B. Aycock advances to ECC tournament finals

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock did all of its damage in the first two innings. The Golden Falcons' pitching staff preserved the lead. C.B. Aycock earned a 3-2 win over county rival Eastern Wayne in the semifinal round of the...

Friday, May 3, 2013

Ayden-Grifton slips past Goldsboro on baseball diamond

AYDEN -- Ayden-Grifton remained in contention for a share of its third straight Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season championship with a 3-1 victory over Goldsboro on Thursday evening. The Chargers (17-6 overall, 7-3 CC) could tie for the league crown...

Grace-Sanford/Wayne Christian box

Grace Sanford 002 025 2 -- 11 11 1 Wayne Christian 300 000 0 -- 3 7 5 Leading hitters -- Grace Sanford -- Shane Farnsworth 1-4, 2 RBI; Micah Welborn 2-4; Aaron Ayers 1-3; Montgomery Kirby 1-3; Jason Oldham...

Webber named Carolina Christian 1A golfer-of-the-year

BUIES CREEK -- Wayne Christian's Bryce Webber finished second overall and earned the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference golfer-of-the-year award during a season-ending at Keith Hills Country Club on Thursday afternoon. Webber fired an 18-hole round of 77 and helped the...

Eagles drop non-conference tennis match to Greenfield

WILSON -- Christopher Easom claimed the lone singles point in Wayne Christian's 7-2, non-conference loss to Greenfield at the Barto College Tennis Complex on Thursday afternoon. Easom defeated the Knights' Marshall Hunt 6-1, 6-4. Easom teamed up with Hunter Timmerman...

Grace-Sanford snaps Wayne Christian's CCC tournament-title streak

Wayne Christian's youth finally took center stage at a critical time The Eagles committed five critical errors in an 11-3 loss to Grace Christian of Sanford in the semifinals of the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference tournament on Thursday evening. The...

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Softball: Princeton 18, Selma 0 -- Casey Mitchell emerged the winning pitcher in the season-ending, mercy-rule win. The Bulldogs concluded regular-season play 12-2 overall....

Aycock escapes on defensive error

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock undoubtedly proved that sometimes you need a little luck on Thursday evening. The charm was a defensive error. A wild, seventh-inning throw allowed the Golden Falcons to score the game-winning run and claim a 6-5,...

CBA-Cleveland softball box

Cleveland 101 210 0 -- 5 8 2 C.B. Aycock 013 001 1 -- 6 12 3 Two outs when game-winning run scored. Leading hitters -- Cleveland -- Taylor Drayton 1-4, RBI; Brittany Bucklin 2-3; Courtney Ireland 2-4, RBI; Jodie...

Rosewood successfully defends Carolina 1A golf crown

KENLY -- Rosewood led from wire-to-wire in the team competition and Nick Adams emerged the individual champion during the final Carolina 1-A Conference golf match contested at Cardinal Country Club. Adams claimed medalist honors with a 73 and the...

Adams claims medalist honors at annual Cookout Classic

Rosewood emerged the top team and Nick Adams claimed medalist honors during the second annual "Cookout Classic" contested at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Thursday afternoon. Goldsboro and Eastern Wayne finished second and third, respectively. Adams fired a 73...

Rebels share title, but can clinch outright

The final day of the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season has high stakes on the line. League-leading North Duplin can put the finishing touches on its second conference title in three years with a win tonight at Spring Creek. The Rebels...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Softball: Princeton 10, Four Oaks 0 (6 inn.) -- Beth Braswell and Casey Mitchell combined for 10 strikeouts inside the pitcher's circle. Braswell and Mitchell provided three hits apiece offensively. Selah Smith and Haley Jones each...

Best tallies 5 goals for Chargers

Sarah Best and Margaret Tanner scored within 10 minutes apart in the opening half, and Wayne Country Day throttled Freedom Christian, 6-0, in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference match Wednesday afternoon. Best tallied four second-half goals on assists from...

Dogs shut out Gators on softball diamond

PRINCETON -- Princeton earned a share of the Carolina 1-A Conference championship with a 13-0, mercy-rule triumph over Spring Creek on Wednesday evening. Kelsey Peedin (two RBI) and Savanna Massengill (two RBI) cranked out two hits apiece for the Bulldogs,...

Faith Christian defeats Trinity Christian-Greenville

GREENVILLE -- Faith Christian turned in a solid defensive effort in an 11-4 win over N.C. Christian Schools Association foe Trinity of Greenville on Wednesday night. Hannah Stocks emerged the winning pitcher for the Conquerors. Abigail Pierce tallied eight strikeouts...

Trojans bump Saints from ECC baseball tournament

FOUR OAKS -- South Johnson scored the game-winning run with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, and turned back Southern Wayne, 5-4, in the quarterfinals of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tournament Wednesday evening. The third-seeded Trojans...

Gators manage just four hits in Carolina 1-A win

Spring Creek scored eight runs on just four hits en route to an 8-1 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Goldsboro on Wednesday night. Luke Miller, Matt Rogers, Tre Hammonds and Ian Ladd each tallied one hit in the win....

Eastern Wayne-Cleveland box

E. Wayne 000 020 004 -- 6 9 1 Cleveland 011 000 001 -- 3 8 4 Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Ryan Faucette 2-5; Josh Dixon 4-5, 3 RBI; Tyler Huetter 1-5; Zach Smith 2-4, RBI. Cleveland --...

Dixon delivers game-winning hit, Warriors clinch playoff berth

CLAYTON -- Eastern Wayne claimed its most-pivotal road victory of the season on a breezy, misty Wednesday evening. And strengthened a heartbeat that nearly flat-lined just two weeks ago. Josh Dixon delivered the game-winning hit in the top of the...

C.B. Aycock softball team exceeds expectations

OK, all you "Doubting Thomases" who reside in Pikeville and surrounding communities. Those anticipated shortcomings that dominated conversations in the offseason never occurred. Time to fess up and apologize to the Charles B. Aycock softball team, which has far exceeded...

Eastern Wayne girls rally in ECC soccer semifinals

Charles B. Aycock's postseason demons don't appear to be disappearing anytime soon. Eastern Wayne's Anne Reed Hulse scored the game-winning goal in a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over the Golden Falcons in semifinal-round play of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference girls'...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Baseball: Rosewood 12, North Duplin 1 -- Alex Brogden led the Eagles with two hits and four RBI. Ethan Chapin and Matthew Parson each had two hits and an RBI. Hayden Amodeo, Blake Dean and Nicholas...

Ayden-Grifton/Princeton baseball box

Ayden-Grifton 030 050 3 -- 11 11 2 Princeton 100 111 2 -- 6 7 6 Leading hitters -- Ayden-Grifton -- Mike Stancil 1-4; Hunter Cannon 3-5, RBI; Blake Allen 2-5, RBI; Walker Stocks 1-3; Matt McLawhorn 1-2, RBI; Jake...

Walnut Creek LGA news

Linda Cannon captured low net during weekly play at Walnut Creek Country Club. Hiromi Sueki and Evelyn Rose won low gross and low putts, respectively....

Lane Tree LGA news

Sherry Minner won the President's Cup by carding the three lowest net scores in April at Lane Tree Golf Course. Minner also captured game-of-the-week honors. Rhonda Williams earned low gross and low net. Mary Ann Sutton seized low putts....

Adams claims medalist honors in Carolina 1-A golf match

DUDLEY -- Nick Adams earned medalist honors with a round of 70 to lead Rosewood to a victory in a six-team Carolina 1-A Conference meet on Tuesday afternoon at Southern Wayne Country Club. The Eagles compiled a team score of...

Aycock nets marathon dual-team playoff victory

SOUTHPORT -- The team of Chas Hooks and Jackson Yelverton earned a pivotal win and Charles B. Aycock survived for a 5-4 victory at South Brunswick in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A dual-team...

Wayne Christian advances in CCC baseball tournament

Wayne Christian launched defense of its Carolina Christian 1-A Conference tournament title with an 8-7 victory over Community Christian on Tuesday evening. Cameron Foss allowed two hits in six innings. Austen Howell notched the save. Tanner Rose, Brandon Price and...

Chargers drop CPIC baseball contest

Wayne Country Day endured a 7-1 loss to Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Freedom Christian on Tuesday afternoon. John Strickland (RBI) and Mason Bland each had a hit for the Chargers. Cody Neal endured the loss on the mound....

Rams' Brann tosses 1-hit shutout

SNOW HILL -- Ben Brann pitched a one-hit shutout and Greene Central handed North Pitt its first loss, 8-0, in Eastern Plains 2-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Brann tallied three strikeouts and allowed three walks. The senior improved to 8-0...

Princeton duo combines for shutout in pitcher's circle

PRINCETON -- Princeton's Tori Paul and Haley Wood combined for the shutout inside the pitcher's circle during a 3-0 conquest of Carolina 1-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday evening. Paul started and fanned three Ayden-Grifton batters in three innings. Wood...

South Johnston shuts out Eastern Wayne in softball

FOUR OAKS -- Regular-season co-champion South Johnston eliminated Eastern Wayne, 13-0, from the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tournament Tuesday evening. Starla Strickland, Casey Young, Brooke Morawski and Sydney Schmeltzer each had a hit for the Warriors. It was the final...

Saints lose late lead, fall in ECC softball tournament

CLAYTON -- Southern Wayne saw a late lead evaporate in an 8-3 loss to Cleveland in opening-round play of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tournament Tuesday evening. The Saints led 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning before the...

Rosewood softball team slips past North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Rosewood rallied from a five-run deficit and hung on for a 10-8 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin on Tuesday evening. Amanda Beckert, Alicia Burns and Hayley Mercer each had two hits for the Eagles. Anna...

Princeton rolls past Spring Creek, 7-1, in soccer

PRINCETON -- Carolina 1-A Conference leader Princeton rolled past Spring Creek 7-1 on Tuesday night. Kassandra Velasquez scored twice for the Bulldogs. Jessica Brush, Elizabeth Cole, Amber Hill and Lauren Woodard each provided a goal. Savannah Pierce supplied two assists....

Washington ousts Eastern Wayne from dual-team playoffs

Eastern Wayne's journey in the dual-team tennis postseason abruptly ended with an opening-round loss for the second straight year Tuesday afternoon. Washington collected two doubles points and prevailed 5-4 in the 3-A classification of the N.C. High School Athletic Association...

EW-Washington tennis box

2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A dual-team playoffs (at Eastern Wayne HS) Washington 5 Eastern Wayne 4 Singles: No. 1 Chaz Fitzpatrick (EW) d. Luke Harris 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Mitchell Kaspar (EW) d. Holt McKeithan 6-2, 6-4;...

North Duplin moves a step closer to Carolina 1-A baseball title

CALYPSO -- One emphatic inning helped North Duplin get one step closer toward a Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season championship Tuesday night. The Rebels erupted for five fourth-inning runs and defeated Rosewood 8-3. A victory over Spring Creek on Friday assures...

ND-Rosewood box

Rosewood 000 101 1 -- 3 5 2 North Duplin 200 501 x -- 8 10 1 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Bryce McKeel 1-4; Reed Howell 1-3, RBI; Daniel Herring 2-3; Khalil Warren 1-3. North Duplin -- Cedrick Kornegay...

Mozingo notches 4 goals in ECC tournament game

Megan Mozingo scored four goals and Eastern Wayne blanked North Lenoir 8-0 in the first round of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tournament Tuesday evening. The Warriors (10-3-0 overall) host Charles B. Aycock in tonight's semifinals. Ann Reed Hulse added...

Strickland provides offense for C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Alex Strickland scored five goals and Charles B. Aycock needed just 43 minutes to defeat South Johnston 9-0 in a mercy-rule shortened game in the first round of the Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference tournament. The Golden Falcons travel...

Mercer collects hat trick for Rosewood

Lexi Mercer scored three goals and Rosewood defeated Carolina 1-A Conference foe Goldsboro 5-0 on Tuesday evening. Logan Bill scored twice for the Eagles. Lindsey Burton, Samantha Allen, Kimberly Scott and Patrice Robinson each contributed an assist. Rosewood (8-4-0 overall,...

Best scores lone goal against Epiphany

NEW BERN -- Sarah Best scored eight minutes into the second 10-minute overtime period off Marguax Pope's assist and Wayne Country Day slipped past Coastal Plains Independent 1-A foe Epiphany 1-0 on Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers (8-3-1, 5-1-0 CPIC) play...

Errors prove crucial in Princeton loss

PRINCETON -- Six errors proved too much for Princeton to overcome in an 11-6 loss to Carolina 1-A Conference baseball foe Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday evening. Eight of the Chargers' 11 runs were unearned. "That is not Princeton baseball for sure,"...

Southern Wayne "three-peats" as ECC golf champion

Three-peat complete. Southern Wayne concluded its late-season surge with a season-low team score of 318 and captured its third consecutive Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference men's golf championship at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon. The Saints, along with South...