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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ryan Wells named new CBA girls coach

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- One door closed and another door opened. Ryan Wells didn't hesitate to step inside at Charles B. Aycock. After guiding the Rosewood High varsity girls' basketball team the past four seasons, the energetic and knowledgeable coach has...

Post 11 schedule update

MOUNT OLIVE -- Too much water. Wet fields at Mount Olive and Southern Wayne are unplayable, which has forced Wayne County Post 11 to postpone yet another Area I East Division baseball game. Wayne County (13-5 overall) returns to...

Friday, June 28, 2013

Another rainout for Post 11

MOUNT OLIVE -- You can never stop the rain by complaining, but Mother Nature sure has become annoying the past few days. Late afternoon and early evening storms have washed out numerous Area 1 East Division games this week,...

ECBL: Hunt defeats Rosewood

WILSON -- Wilson Hunt jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings and held on for a 9-5 victory over Rosewood on Wednesday night. Blake Dean led Rosewood with two hits and one RBI. Davis Jones and Ethan Chapin...

ECBL: Rain suspends CBA Blue-Rosewood contest

Charles B. Aycock Blue could not beat the rain in an effort to turn back Rosewood in Eastern Carolina Baseball League action on Thursday night. The visitors built a 7-1 lead after one inning, but were forced to stop play...

ECBL: Matthews flirts with perfect game, gets no-hitter

PIKEVILLE -- Chandler Matthews came within one walk of recording a perfect game and finished with a no-hitter during Charles B. Aycock White's 6-0 triumph over Eastern Carolina Baseball League foe East Duplin on Thursday evening. CBA White won the...

Lusk signs five freshmen to join MOC women's volleyball team

MOUNT OLIVE -- Second-year Mount Olive College head women's volleyball coach Sarah Lusk has signed five players for the 2013 season. Milany Camilo, Montgomery Register, Alysha Tyms-Burnett and Sarah Watkins have each inked a national letter-of-intent with the Trojans....

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wayne County-Pitt County box

Wayne County 000 000 000 -- 0 3 0 Pitt County 004 300 11x -- 9 16 2 Leading hitters -- Wayne County Post 11 -- Garrett Joyner 1-4; Ryan Faucette 1-4, 2B; Justin Barbour 1-3. Pitt County Post 39...

ECBL: Anders has solid outing for C.B. Aycock White

KINSTON -- Charles B. Aycock White got a quality start from Bryce Anders and earned a 7-3 over Parrott Academy in Eastern Carolina Baseball League action on Wednesday night. Anders worked five innings, allowed three runs and struck out...

Wayne County Post 11 drops road game against Pitt County 39

GREENVILLE -- Wayne County Post 11 hopes this worrisome late-season slump ends soon. Or it could miss the playoffs. Jarrett Ozimek and Blake Allen combined for a three-hitter and Pitt County Post 39 handed Wayne County a disheartening 9-0...

James Kenan's Sutton commits to NCSU

WARSAW -- Opposing defenses have had little success slowing down Marcelias Sutton over the past two seasons. Coaches from North Carolina State University did a better job of tackling the star tailback. After some aggressive recruiting, Sutton gave the...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Trojans' Nesmith receives another postseason award

MOUNT OLIVE -- Tamara Nesmith, who helped lead Mount Olive College to the 2013 NCAA Division II women's basketball tournament, is a first-team all-state selection by the N.C. Collegiate Sports Information Association. The senior from Richmond, Va., ranked fifth...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Linda Cannon captured low putts during weekly play on the soggy Walnut Creek Country Club links. Sam Gillett and Evelyn Rose seized low gross and low net, respectively....

Area I East Division standings

Area I East Division standings thru June 25 ...Rocky Mount 5-1Wayne County 5-3Kinston 4-3Edenton 4-3Windsor 4-4Pitt County 4-5Albemarle-EC 3-5Wilson 3-8...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Post 11 rained out ... again

DUDLEY -- Another rainout. Another day off. Storms throughout the day forced the postponement of the Creedmoor-Wayne County Post 11 baseball game Monday evening. A make-up date has not been set. Post 11 is off today and returns to...

Conference Carolinas will host play-in game for NCAA men's volleyball tournament in 2014

HIGH POINT -- Could it be Penn State, maybe Princeton? How about Harvard coming south into Conference Carolinas territory? If history repeats itself, next year Penn State would claim its sixteenth straight Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) conference title,...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Rhonda Williams emerged the game-of-the-week winner and also captured low gross honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Mary Ann Sutton and Linda Watson seized low net and low putts, respectively....

Monday, June 24, 2013

Post 11 postponed for the 2nd straight day

DUDLEY -- Another quick, effective summertime downpour gave Wayne County Post 11 an unexpected second straight day of rest. But the inclement weather, which rendered the infield unplayable at Southern Wayne on Sunday afternoon, is causing headaches. Open dates have...

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Post 11-Edenton box

Wayne County 400 050 11 -- 11 9 1 Edenton 000 010 00 -- 1 7 6 Leading hitters -- Wayne County Post 11 -- Garrett Joyner 1-4, 2B, RBI; Ryan Faucette 1-5, 2B; Justin Barbour 1-1; Ashton Cox 3-6,...

800 -- at last: Wayne County rolls at Edenton

rcoggins@newsargus.com EDENTON -- Pardon the cliche. The third time was the charm and a bit of a struggle, too. Coming off an emotional doubleheader loss to its archrival, Wayne County Post 11 achieved a long-awaited milestone in Area I East...

Sherrer reflects on Wayne County's 800th win

EDENTON -- All of the current players and coaching staff weren't around when Wayne County Post 11 resuscitated its baseball program in the late 1970s. Since then, it's been a hard team to beat. And it finally achieved a...

Costa shares love for soccer at EW camp

He laced up his kicks, stepped toward a soccer ball and kicked it with precision. The black-and-white sphere barely skimmed the grass which dried in the late-morning sun on the well-manicured Little Big Horn pitch. Yep, David Costa was back...

Friday, June 21, 2013

ECBL: Aycock Blue's West throws complete-game 2-hitter

astevens@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- The top four hitters in Charles B. Aycock Blue's lineup did the heavy lifting while Noah West held Parrott in check. The Golden Falcons' first four hitters combined for eight hits and five RBI in an 8-2...

ECBL: Aycock White, Hunt split doubleheader

WILSON -- C.B. Aycock White and Hunt split an Eastern Carolina Baseball League doubleheader on Thursday evening. The Warriors claimed the opener 1-0, while the Golden Falcons prevailed in game two 5-1. Brandon Palmer led Aycock White with two hits...

ECBL: Gators' Rogers has 5-hit outing

Matt Rogers went 5 for 5 at the plate with two RBI to lead Spring Creek to a 7-6 win at Rosewood in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League game Thursday evening. Logan Miller supplied two hits for the Gators. Cayce...

ECBL: C.B. Aycock Blue-Parrott box

Parrott 100 100 0 -- 2 2 2 Aycock Blue 005 210 -- 8 11 3 Leading hitters -- Parrott -- Jared Hill 1-2; John Tyler 1-2, RBI. C.B. Aycock Blue -- Trent Herndon 3-3, RBI; Logan Brown 1-3, RBI;...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Spring Creek soccer trio headed to Powerade State Games

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Its athletic program not even two decades old overall, Spring Creek has churned out some quality players recently in boys' soccer. The Gators have won an unprecedented six consecutive Carolina 1-A Conference championships and seven total...

ECBL: McGee swats home run in CBA White's mercy-rule win

PIKEVILLE -- Ashton McGee mashed a home run, doubled and drove in three runs, and sparked Charles B. Aycock White to a 10-0, mercy-rule triumph over Wayne in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League game contested at Charles Davis Field. McGee...

Manziel's tweet causes stir on Texas A&M campus

Pressing "delete" may have erased Johnny Manziel's tweet early Sunday morning, but the ramifications are still there. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M tweeted early Sunday morning, "Bull (expletive) like tonight is a reason why I can't wait to...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Walnut Creek LGA news

Sam Gillett captured low gross during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Hiromi Sueki and Faye Franklin won low net and low putts, respectively....

ECBL: Greene Central defeats Rosewood

Kevin Ormond threw a complete-game four-hitter and Greene Central blanked Rosewood, 10-0, in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League game Monday evening. Ormond walked one and struck out four Eagles. Bryce McKeel paced Rosewood's offense with three hits. Ethan Chapin batted...

Kinston Post 43 sweeps doubleheader from Wayne County Post 11

MOUNT OLIVE -- Win number 800 will have to wait. Kinston Post 43 got a pair of sterling pitching performances and swept an Area I East double-header from Wayne County Post 11 on Tuesday night at Scarborough Field. Kinston won...

Wayne County Post 11-Kinston boxes

Game 1 Kinston 003 000 2 -- 5 5 1 Wayne County 100 030 0 -- 4 8 3 Leading hitters -- Kinston Post 43 -- Grant Tyndall 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Ryan Cobb 1-2; Matt Hinson 1-1; Will Deters...

Mooring, Greene Central blank Warriors

Eastern Wayne had trouble solving Greene Central starting pitcher Austin Mooring all night. Mother Nature prevented the Warriors from attempting one final rally. Mooring pitched a three-hit shutout and Greene Central earned a 3-0 Eastern Carolina Baseball League victory in...

ECBL: Greene Central-E. Wayne box

Greene Central 001 010 1 -- 3 7 0 Eastern Wayne 000 000 x -- 0 3 0 One out when game was called. Leading hitters -- Greene Central -- Bailey Ormond 1-2; RBI; Chandler Barrow 1-3; Austin Batchelor 1-3;...

Capable Waters exciting about taking over WCDS girls' basketball program

Claude Waters wondered if the rumors that floated freely were true. Was he the next in line to succeed Eric Perry as the head varsity girls' basketball coach at Wayne Country Day? "Is it a rumor, or is it a...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wayne County Junior Amateur: Sutton claims boys' 18U individual crown

Michael Sutton may not be a household name like some of his successful high school golf counterparts in Wayne County. He is certainly just as capable. Sutton fired a round of 79 at Walnut Creek Country Club on Monday...

Wayne County Post 11-Wilson Post 13 box

Wayne County 000 000 310 -- 4 9 3 Wilson 200 010 000 -- 3 7 3 Leading hitters -- Wayne County Post 11 -- Adam Pate 3-5, 2B; Garrett Joyner 2-5; Ryan Faucette 1-4, HR, RBI; Jacob Sasser 1-3,...

Post 11 rallies in seventh, eighth innings at Wilson

WILSON -- Sometimes you can win without your "A" game. And Wayne County Post 11 considers itself lucky. Two eighth-inning errors allowed Post 11 to push the winning run across in a come-from-behind, 4-3 triumph over Area I East nemesis...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Mary Ann Sutton secured game-of-the-week honors on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Cathy Garris won low gross, while Teresa Shearin secured low putts....

ECBL: Wilson Christian defeats Wayne

WILSON -- Wayne collected seven hits in an 11-4 loss to Eastern Carolina Baseball League rival Wilson Christian on Monday evening. Hunter Burt, Parker Strickland (RBI), Matt Swets (RBI), Tyler Wallace, Mason White, Holden Foster and Austin Howell each registered...

ECBL: C.B. Aycock White escapes North Lenoir Green

La GRANGE -- Charles B. Aycock White continued its six-game winning streak with a 4-3 win over North Lenoir Green on the Eastern Carolina Baseball League scene on Monday night. Chandler Matthews got the win on the pitcher's mound. Kyle...

ECBL: Gators' Spurgeon throws complete-game shutout

KINSTON -- Chad Spurgeon threw a complete-game shutout during Spring Creek's 4-0 triumph over Parrott in Eastern Carolina Basebal League action Monday evening. Spurgeon permitted two hits, fanned five Parrott batters and walked two. Allen Coor paced SC's offense with...

ECBL: So. Wayne-EW box

Eastern Wayne 010 00 -- 1 2 2 Southern Wayne 201 44 -- 11 10 3 Two outs when winning run scored. Leading hitters -- Eastern Wayne -- Brandon Johnson 1-2; Tanner Wells 1-2; Ryan Kelly 0-1, RBI. Southern Wayne...

ECBL: Southern Wayne rolls past Eastern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne routinely executed with runners in scoring position, while Eastern Wayne struggled to cash in Monday evening. Southern Wayne had nine different players tally an RBI in an 11-1 mercy-rule shortened win over Eastern Wayne in an...

Monday, June 17, 2013

Post 11 cruises to road win at Albemarle-Elizabeth City

ELIZABETH CITY -- Ryan Faucette continued his weekend tear at the plate. Wayne County Post 11 racked up another mercy-rule win. Faucette swatted his first-ever career Senior Legion home run during a 19-2, mercy-rule shellacking of Area I East Division...

Post 11-Albemarle box

Wayne County 823 24 -- 19 10 0 Albemarle-EC 011 00 -- 2 3 3 Leading hitters -- Wayne County Post 11 -- Garrett Joyner 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI; Ryan Faucette 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI; Duane Gurganus 1-2, 2B,...

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Wayne County thumps Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT-- Tired of cancellations and eager to play some baseball, Wayne County Post 11 claimed a well-deserved victory Friday evening. Gregory Johnson scattered seven hits in a seven-inning stint and lead-off batter Adam Pate cranked out a pair of...

Senior Legion boxes

Wayne County 230 021 020 -- 10 9 1 Rocky Mount 020 000 000 -- 2 8 5 Leading hitters -- Wayne County Post 11 -- Adam Pate 3-4, 2 2Bs, RBI; Garrett Joyner 2-4, RBI; Ryan Faucette 1-5, RBI;...

Post 11 rolls to victory

MOUNT OLIVE -- Same approach. Same result. And a milestone looms closer. Ryan Faucette collected four hits and drove in three runs, and Wayne County Post 11 cruised to an 11-1 mercy-rule triumph over Area I East Division foe Edenton...

Friday, June 14, 2013

Spring Creek-EW game starts, but stopped

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek and Eastern Wayne made every attempt to get their Eastern Carolina Baseball League game in before severe weather arrived Thursday night. Mother Nature had other ideas. Eastern Wayne grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top...

Post 11-Kinston game rained out

KINSTON -- Strong winds and minor rain forced Area I East Division archrivals Wayne County Post 11 and Kinston Post 43 to postpone their game Thursday evening. A make-up date has not been announced. Wayne County (8-2 overall, 2-1 East)...

ECBL: CBA Blue's Robertson hurls five-inning no-hitter

Charlie Robertson tossed a five-inning no-hitter and Charles B. Aycock Blue defeated Wayne 7-0 on the Eastern Carolina Baseball League scene Thursday evening. Robertson recorded six strikeouts and allowed two walks. Logan Brown (RBI) and Logan Runyon each collected...

ECBL gives coaches chance to evaluate future varsity talent

The origins of the infamous quote "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing" aren't entirely known. Those legendary words are often attributed to former UCLA football coach Henry Russell as well as the late Vince Lombardi. What is known is...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Area I East Division baseball standings (thru June 12)

    Div.        Overall     Team    W-L    Pct.    W-L Rocky Mount    2-0    1.000    2-4     Wayne County    2-1    .667    8-2 Windsor    2-1    .667    4-2     Edenton    2-2    .500    5-2     Kinston    1-1    .500    4-3 Albemarle-EC    2-2    .500    2-2 Ahoskie    2-2  ...

ECBL: Rosewood trio drives in two runs apiece

Rosewood's Ethan Chapin, Jordan Gurley and De'Lon Nowell drove in two runs apiece during an 11-9 loss to Fike on Tuesday evening. Gurley finished with two hits along with Brent Breedlove (RBI) and Jacob Dubose. Chapin, Bryce McKeel, Nowell and...

ECBL: Parrott explodes late, defeats Wayne

Parrott erupted for six seventh-inning runs and handed Wayne a 12-5 loss on Tuesday evening. Austin Howell led Wayne with two hits. Mitch Turnage (RBI), Parker Smith (RBI), John Strickland (RBI), Ted Suggs (RBI), Tanner Rose and Zac Barfield each...

ECBL: North Lenoir Green edges Wayne, 8-6

Brandon Price pounded out two hits and drove in two runs during Wayne's 8-6 loss to North Lenoir Green on Wednesday evening. Mason Bland (RBI), Mitch Turnage, Hunter Burt (RBI), Austin Howell (RBI) and Holden Foster (RBI) each contributed one...

ECBL: C.B. Aycock White cruises past Rosewood

Charles B. Aycock White pounded out nine hits during a 13-2, mercy-rule win over Rosewood in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League game Wednesday evening. Ashton McGee collected two hits and scored three runs for CBA White. Chandler Matthews (RBI), Jacob...

A new Saint: Massey is McKee's successor at Southern Wayne

Leaving a well-established program that's produced numerous collegiate players is never an easy decision and usually leaves your most-loyal supporters scratching their heads. Neither is departing a program where you tore down the existing foundation and built a new product...

Aycock grad Johnson officially signs with Methodist

A young left-hander with plenty of room to mature? Tom Austin just couldn't pass up the chance to recruit Gregory Johnson, a vastly improving pitcher for Charles B. Aycock. No sir. Johnson, in turn, couldn't pass up playing for Austin,...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rosewood captures fourth straight Wells Fargo Carolina 1-A Conference Cup

Rosewood easily distanced itself from the pack during a dominating spring sports campaign. The Eagles claimed regular-season titles in three sports, finished runners-up in two others and secured their fourth consecutive Wells Fargo Class 1-A Conference Cup. "We are very...

ECBL: Aycock White cranks out mercy-rule win at home

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock White head coach Nelson Cunningham wants his young players to learn that a dominant pitching performance can't be counted on every time they step onto the baseball field. There are days when offense has to...

Updated Area I East Division baseball standings

Div.        Overall     Team    W-L    Pct.    W-L Rocky Mount    1-0    1.000    1-4     Wayne County    2-1    .667    8-2 Windsor    2-1    .667    4-2     Edenton    2-2    .500    5-2     Kinston    1-1    .500    4-3 Albemarle-EC    2-2    .500    2-2 Ahoskie    2-2    .500  ...

Lane Tree LGA news

Shelly Leder claimed game-of-the-week honors while playing on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Lou Ellen Flowers seized low net. Cathy Garris earned low gross and low putts....

Walnut Creek LGA news

Sam Gillett emerged the low putts winner during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Hiromi Sueki and Evelyn Rose secured low gross and low net, respectively....

ECBL boxes: CBA Blue-E. Wayne; CBA White-Spring Creek

Spring Creek 010 20 -- 3 4 4 Aycock White 221 53 -- 13 12 2 No outs when winning run scored. Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Allen Coor 1-3; Will Rouse 1-1; Cayce Herring 1-2, RBI; Zack Falconer...

ECBL: Aycock Blue doubles up Eastern Wayne

Charles B. Aycock Blue looked invincible for six innings. Eastern Wayne rallied in the seventh, but came up short in an 8-4 loss on the Eastern Carolina Baseball League scene Tuesday evening. Most of the game was dominated by Aycock...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Area I East Division standings

(Through June 10)     Div.        Overall     Team    W-L    Pct.    W-L Kinston    1-0    1.000    4-2 Wayne County    2-1    .667    8-2 Edenton    2-1    .667    5-1     Windsor    2-1    .667    4-2     Albemarle-EC    2-1    .667    2-1 Wilson    1-2    .333    2-5 Pitt...

Princeton's Puckett headed to Greensboro College

All Leith Puckett needed was a little encouragement once new head football coach Derrick Minor arrived on the Princeton campus last summer. A much-needed affirmation soon followed. "Whenever coach Minor showed up in the summer, we started working out and...

ECBL: Games suspended, postponed

Late-afternoon rain storms washed out two Eastern Carolina Baseball League games and forced the suspension of two other contests on Monday. Wayne and North Lenoir completed one inning before the storm arrived. Southern Wayne and Greene Central were knotted...

Cambric Moye drafted in 30th round by L.A. Angels

Cambric Moye has been confident in his future as a professional baseball player since his days as a fixture behind the plate at Eastern Wayne. Moye's belief in his potential was recently confirmed. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro...

Monday, June 10, 2013

MLB Amateur Draft: Trojans' Escalante selected by Giants in 15th round

Everyone around the Mount Olive College baseball program was shocked when catcher Geno Escalante did not hear his name called in the Major League Baseball amateur draft in 2012. Escalante had a 46-game hitting streak, led the team in almost...

Friday, June 7, 2013

ECBL: Southern Wayne turns back Spring Creek

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne routinely put the baseball in play and forced Spring Creek to execute defensively. Rain ultimately forced both teams to call it a day. The Saints built an early lead on their way to a 6-2, game...

Four ACC teams eye trip to Omaha, chance to end league futility

When the lights shine brighter, the performance has to match the magnitude of the stage, especially this weekend. The NCAA Division I baseball super regionals begin play today and the Atlantic Coast Conference has an opportunity to make a significant...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Spots filling up fast for Wayne County Men's Amateur

DUDLEY -- Golfers who want to tee it up in the 2013 Wayne County Men's Amateur need to make their intentions known soon. The three-day event is filling up fast and a full field of 144 players is expected. The...

Wayne County Post 11 completes regular-season sweep of Jones County

TRENTON -- That eery sense of deja vu surfaced again. This time, however, Wayne County Post 11 didn't fall into repeat mode. After seeing its five-run lead nearly evaporate in the fourth inning Wednesday evening, Post 11 refused to shut...

Rosewood-Aycock blue box

Rosewood 000 00 -- 0 4 2 Aycock Blue 009 7x -- 16 16 1 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Kahlil Warren 1-2; Brent Breedlove 1-2; Nicholas Neal 1-2; Matt Parsons 1-1. Aycock Blue -- Hank Smitherman 3-4, 4 RBI;...

CBA Blue cranks out mercy-rule shutout over Rosewood

PIKEVILLE -- With a roster bursting at the seams with varsity experience, Charles. Aycock Blue has high expectations this summer. On Wednesday evening, it showed why the confidence level is high in Pikeville. Aycock Blue pounded out 16 hits and...

Wayne County Post 11-Jones County box

Wayne County 050 011 08 -- 15 11 3 Jones County 004 000 00 -- 4 7 4 Leading hitters -- Wayne County Post 11 -- Adam Pate 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI; Garrett Joyner 2 RBI; Zack Smith 2-5, 2B,...

CBA White falls to Parrott Academy

KINSTON -- Parrott Academy remained unbeaten in Eastern Carolina Baseball League play with a 5-3 win over Charles B. Aycock White on Wednesday night. Kyle Davis suffered the loss on the pitcher's mound. Davis allowed four runs over five innings....

Golden Falcons' Mercer signs with Cape Fear CC

A small-town girl who has played club volleyball in big cities this season, Madison Mercer decided a small-school atmosphere would work best as she started her collegiate career. The Charles B. Aycock senior visited Methodist University. She entertained offers from...

Brooks excited about taking over CBA football job

PIKEVILLE -- A goal board in his room lists the objectives Steve Brooks hopes to achieve during his coaching career. He's quickly -- and unexpectedly -- moved up that ladder. Now he faces his biggest challenge. Brooks was named the...

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Joining the nest: Aycock hires Brooks as new varsity football coach

PIKEVILLE -- The wait is over. Charles B. Aycock finally has a new football coach. Steve Brooks was officially introduced Tuesday afternoon as the newest Golden Falcon to join the nest. He replaces Randy Pinkowski, who resigned in late December...

Wayne County offense shut down after 2nd inning

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11 lost its sense of urgency, fell into the wrong groove and endured a disappointing defeat against an old nemesis Tuesday evening. Right-hander Casey Flora overcame a shaky start to retire 20 of the...

Post 11-Wilson Post 13 box

Wilson 000 203 100 -- 6 10 1 Wayne County 130 000 000 -- 4 8 2 Leading hitters -- Wilson Post 13 -- William Cunningham 2-4, RBI; Tony Allafino 2-4; Nick Cole 1-4, RBI; Zac Layne 2-4, 2B, 2...

Walnut Creek LGA news

Evelyn Rose claimed low putts during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Hiromi Sueki and Mary Morris shared low gross. Penny Ritt won low net....

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lane Tree Golf Association news

Mary Ann Sutton collected game-of-the-week and low gross honors during play contested on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Gwen Kelly and Nan Jarrell sezied low net and low putts, respectively....

Wayne battles from behind in ECBL win

Austin Howell and Brandon Price contributed three hits apiece during Wayne's come-from-behind, 6-5 victory over Spring Creek in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League game Monday evening. Holden Foster added two hits. Mason Bland (two RBI) and Trey Hinton (RBI) each...

Princeton's Dakota Smith signs with Greensboro College

Rarely can a college campus nearly three hours away full of strangers and new challenges feel like home. Dakota Smith found one of the rare exceptions. A senior linebacker and safety who helped Princeton reach the eastern regional championship of...

Monday, June 3, 2013

Post 11 sweeps series with Ahoskie Post 102

AHOSKIE -- One series complete. But Wayne County Post 11 still has plenty of kinks to hammer out on the baseball diamond. Jacob Sasser mashed a pair of home runs and four Post 11 hurlers combined for a four-hitter in...

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Faye Franklin secured low gross during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Pete Reaves and Mary Morris claimed low net and low putts, respectively....

All-Area softball: Bulldogs' Paul named pitcher-of-the-year

Once Tori Paul strapped on a helmet and went to work inside the pitcher's circle, the nerves and shyness seemed to disappear. She gained a competitive edge and undoubtedly got down to business. The Princeton right-hander baffled hitters throughout the...

All-Area softball: Princeton's Braswell named top coach

Terry Braswell is uncomfortable taking any of the credit for the success of the Princeton softball program. He never really knows what to say about the Bulldogs' string of accomplishments during his head coaching tenure, and he always attempts to...

Post 11 turns back pesky Jones County

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County Post 11 didn't enjoy its best offensive outing at the plate Friday evening. It relied on its defense and pitching, instead, to turn back pesky Area II member Jones County Post 154. Reed Howell and...

Post 11-Jones County box

Friday's game (at Scarborough Field, MOC) Jones County 000 000 000 -- 0 12 1 Wayne County 000 110 10x -- 3 7 0 Leading hitters -- Jones County Post 154 -- Gunner Tyndall 4-4; Kyle Gaskins 2-4; Shane Hardison...

Wayne County gets mercy-rule win over Ahoskie Post 102

In the midst of a rigorous five-day stretch of five consecutive games, Wayne County needs as many chances to cruise as it can get. Post 11 didn't waste one of those opportunities on Saturday afternoon. Wayne County pounded out 14...

Post 11 staff makes official cut, gets down to business

MOUNT OLIVE -- The toughest part of the season -- cut date -- is over. Now the Wayne County Post 11 coaching staff and remaining players can concentrate on the ultimate goal -- reaching the state tournament for the first...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association news

Nan Jarrell emerged the game-of-the-week winner during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Mary Ann Sutton and Linda Watson captured low net and low putts, respectively....

ECBL: East Duplin turns back Wayne

BEULAVILLE -- Austin Howell collected two hits and two RBI in Wayne's 9-6 loss to East Duplin in an ECBL game Thursday evening. Mason Bland (RBI), Brandon Price (RBI), John Strickland (RBI), Jacob Magera, Mitch Turnage and Tanner Rose each...

ECBL: C.B. Aycock White off to 3-0 start

DEEP RUN -- Charles B. Aycock White improved to 3-0 in Eastern Carolina Baseball League play with an 11-7 win at South Lenoir on Thursday evening. Jacob Sanford led the Golden Falcons with three hits. Braxton Leeper (three RBI), Cameron...

ECBL: Spring Creek defeats North Lenoir Green

La GRANGE -- Matt Rogers drove in the go-ahead run and Will Rouse threw a complete game during Spring Creek's 4-3 victory over North Lenoir Green in an Eastern Carolina Baseball League game Thursday evening. Chad Spurgeon knotted the game...

All-Area softball: Burroughs picked as player-of-the-year

Meredith Burroughs entered this season with a giant target on her back. The junior owned the team lead in 10 offensive categories last season as Charles B. Aycock captured the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A softball title. The...

Trojans' Dillon named Southeast's top pitcher, makes A-A squad

Matt Dillon proved productivity is never an accident, but the result of commitment to excellence and a focused effort on the mound this spring. The out-spoken Mount Olive College senior worked diligently in the offseason, assumed a pivotal leadership role...

All-Area baseball: Hobbs selected coach-of-the-year

James Hobbs has a few luxuries that baseball coaches at small schools traditionally do not have. He has a core group of players that have been sharing the diamond since their elementary years. They gained experience on the JV level...

All-Area baseball: Brann named pitcher-of-the-year

Ben Brann discovered the harmony between consistency and maturity during the offseason. He and his Greene Central baseball teammates certainly benefited from it this spring. The Rams earned a share of the Eastern Plains 2-A Conference championship for the fourth...

ECBL great way for players to hone their skills

In recent years, the options for local high school baseball players hoping to hone their skills during the summer have become increasingly expensive with few guarantees of playing time. Junior American Legion baseball was not a cost-friendly option for most...

Ahoskie-Post 11 box

Ahoskie 001 000 0 -- 1 2 3 Wayne County 401 125 x -- 13 14 2 Leading hitters -- Ahoskie Post 102 -- Mason Wright 1-3; Cecil Lowe 1-3. Wayne County Post 11 -- Adam Pate 3-5, HR, 2...

All-Area baseball: Pate named player-of-the-year

A fierce competitor, a Division I talent on the field, a hard worker in the classroom and a leader by example. Adam Pate has been each of those things for the Charles B. Aycock varsity baseball program over the past...