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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Local digest

Volleyball Neuse Christian 3, Wayne Christian 0 * RALEIGH -- Wayne Christian launched its Carolina Christian 1-A Conference schedule with a 21-25, 16-25, 26-28 loss to Neuse Christian on Friday evening. Junior outside hitter Kelsie Cayes provided two kills. Freshman...

Weekend football digest

DUDLEY -- Jalen Bennett and DJ Graham each returned a turnover for defensive touchdowns, and Southern Wayne snapped an eight-game skid with a 48-14 triumph over Smithfield-Selma at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex on Friday evening. Bennett logged a...

Midway turns back Princeton

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Midway certainly felt fortunate. Princeton felt cheated. Raider quarterback Taylor Calcutt threw the game-winning touchdown pass with 22 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, capping a 14-7 comeback over the Bulldogs at the Fred Bartholomew Jr. Athletic...

North Duplin tops Northside

CALYPSO -- Most of the questions about North Duplin centered around its backfield prior to the season. Through two weeks, the Rebels have begun to find some answers after a 398-yard, four-touchdown rushing performance in a 28-0 win over Pinetown...

NC prep fb scores

RALEIGH -- Scores from North Carolina high school football games played Friday: Arendell-Parrott Academy 30, St. David's 22 Asheville 21, Polk County 0 Asheville Erwin 55, Burnsville Mountain Heritage 13 Asheville Roberson 27, Waynesville Tuscola 18 Avery County 9, McDowell...

Eastern Wayne beats archrival Goldsboro

rhanchett@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne's defense shined for the second consecutive week. The Warriors held Goldsboro to 100 yards of total offense, forced four turnovers and rolled to a 35-14 win at Little Big Horn on Friday evening. "Those guys on the...

So. Wayne-SSS - Box

Smithfield-Selma 0 0 0 0 -- 14 Southern Wayne 7 7 14 20 -- 48 First quarter SW -- Baldwin 3 run (Craig kick) Second quarter SW -- Hollingsworth 60 run (Craig kick) Third quarter SW -- Pearsall 30 run...

S. Creek-Lejeune - Box

Spring Creek 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Lejeune 19 7 14 6 -- 46 Second quarter SC -- Hicks 56 pass from Hammonds (Russo kick), 0:19 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Spring Creek -- Anthony Russo 24-76; Tre Hammonds 7-3;...

Rosewood-Southside - Box

Southside 8 0 8 8 -- 24 Rosewood 14 13 0 14 -- 41 First quarter R -- Woodard 10 run (Almontaser kick) R -- Jones 7 run (Almontaser kick) Second quarter R -- McGown 41 run (kick failed) R...

Princeton-Midway - Box

Midway 0 0 7 7 -- 14 Princeton 0 0 7 0 -- 7 Third quarter P -- Frasier 71 run (Mendez kick), 8:35 M -- Pope 20 pass from Calcutt (Barajas kick), 4:34 Fourth quarter M -- Strickland 56...

North Duplin-Northside - Box

Northside 0 0 0 0 -- 0 North Duplin 7 6 15 0 -- 28 First quarter ND -- Goodman 21 run (Jaimes kick), 5:13 Second quarter ND -- Goodman 96 yards (Jaimes kick failed), 7:23 Third quarter ND --...

James Kenan-WRH - Box

W.-Rose Hill 0 12 6 0 -- 18 James Kenan 6 7 6 0 -- 19 First quarter JK -- Barnes 1 run (kick failed), 2:33 Second quarter JK -- Smith 25 pass from Barnes (Hernandez kick), 5:52 Third quarter...

Goldsboro-E. Wayne - Box

Eastern Wayne 0 8 14 13 -- 35 Goldsboro 0 0 0 14 -- 14 Second quarter EW -- Allen 5 run (Boudy pass from Allen), 0:44 Third quarter EW -- Davilla 23 pass from Pike (Jones kick), 4:39 EW...

East Carolina wins opener over ODU

GREENVILLE -- No matter the opponent, East Carolina seems to find itself in a shootout every time it steps onto the football field these days. Shane Carden wouldn't have it any other way. Neither would Justin Hardy. They each turned...

Friday, August 30, 2013

Wayne Country Day notches 1st win of 2013

rhanchett@newsargus.com Wayne Country Day needed to show a consistent effort. Spurred on by rival Wayne Christian, the Chargers finally delivered with four goals in the second half of a 6-0 win Thursday evening. "I was glad to see our guys...

Spring Creek claims dramatic win over Southern Wayne

astevens@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Drama. Controversy. A game well worth the price of admission. The latest installment in the Spring Creek-Southern Wayne soccer rivalry delivered everything it has become known for. The Gators scored a pair of goals late in the...

Bulldogs heed coach's advice, pull out 5-set affair

rcoggins@newsargus.com The latest installment in the storied Rosewood-Princeton volleyball rivalry ended in classic fashion yet again Thursday evening. Senior middle hitter Savanna Massengill provided a team-high 15 kills and the Bulldogs recovered from a middle-match lull to defeat the Eagles...

JV football: Eastern Wayne 28, Goldsboro 18

Eastern Wayne jumped out to a 20-6 lead by halftime on its way to a 28-18 win over Goldsboro on Thursday night. Robert Gonzalez scored on a 3-yard touchdown run and a 54-yard touchdown pass from Joe Hays in the...

Jones takes 1st, WCS boys tie with Faith-Rocky Mount

Wayne Christian finished tied for first with Faith Christian of Rocky Mount in the boys' portion of an eight-team meet at Waynesborough Park on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles and Patriots both compiled team scores of 49 points. Wayne Country Day...

Rosewood places 3rd in 10-team golf match

Rosewood posted a team score of 151 and finished third in a 10-team golf match contested in Johnston County on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles' Lindsey Burton shot a 44 and teammate Taylor Gales carded a 53. Alana Pipkin ended the...

Greene Central handles Greenfield in tennis

WILSON -- Greene Central easily turned back Greenfield 8-1 on Thursday. MacKenzie Butts, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman, Caitlin Deans and Morgan Britt each earned a win in singles play for the Rams. The doubles teams of Radford-Lindsey May and Butts-Britt...

Eastern Wayne rolls over J.H. Rose

Eastern Wayne remained unbeaten with an 8-1 win over J.H. Rose on Thursday afternoon. Faith Sutton, Savannah Sutton, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove, Debbie Mitchell and Brennan Dove each collected a singles win for the Warriors. The tandems of F. Sutton-S....

CBA shuts out D.H. Conley on ECC 3A/4A tennis scene

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock swept Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference opponent D.H. Conley 9-0 on Thursday afternoon. Ashton Walker, Casie Belom, Cassidy Coerver, Kassidy Pitchford, Rachel Jackson and Haley Creech each prevailed in their respective singles matches for the Golden...

Lakewood sweeps North Duplin

ROSEBORO -- North Duplin endured a 25-11, 25-10, 25-12 Carolina 1-A Conference loss on Thursday evening at Lakewood. The Rebels (1-3, 1-1 CC) entertain Spring Creek on Tuesday....

Goldsboro drops 4-set affair to Beddingfield

Goldsboro started strong, but could not maintain its momentum in a 23-25, 25-15, 25-9, 25-10 loss to Wilson Beddingfield on Thursday evening. Becka Pittard led the Cougars with six kills and Alexus Davis had six aces. Goldsboro (2-3) travels to...

Gators chomp Carolina 1A newcomer Neuse Charter

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek improved to 4-0 with a 25-4, 25-9, 25-7 sweep of Carolina 1-A Conference newcomer Neuse Charter on Thursday evening. The Gators have won each of their first two conference matches. Sarah Ford paced Spring Creek...

WCDS nets 3-set win over Wayne Christian

Rachel Uzzell distributed 26 assists and Wayne Country Day swept Wayne Christian 25-8, 25-14, 25-15 at Clifford Gymnatorium on Thursday evening. The Chargers' Celeste Davis tallied 12 kills and Sarah Crooks added 11 digs. Uzzell and Stephanie Schappell each had...

MOC volleyball ranked 6th in preseason Conference Carolinas poll

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- "We'll take sixth place." But don't think Mount Olive College hasn't set its sights higher on the Conference Carolinas women's volleyball scene this season. The Trojans were picked sixth in the preseason coaches poll -- just...

Preps digest: JV, middle school

JV sports * Volleyball: Wayne Christian d. Wayne Country Day 18-25, 25-20, 25-14 -- Wayne Christian improved to 2-1 overall. Teriece Hawley and Hannah Neal each supplied six digs for the Chargers. Jessie Walton added 14 digs and two...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. North Johnston 25-22, 25-19 -- Ada Rivers emerged as the leader for the Rosewood offense with five assists and five aces. Carrie Beckert and Hailey Weeks each had two kills in the win....

Gators put Warriors away in 15-minute stretch

rcoggins@newsargus.com Spring Creek's 15 minutes of euphoria proved disastrous for Eastern Wayne on the soccer pitch Wednesday evening. The Gators needed that amount of time to ambush the Warriors on the Little Big Horn pitch. Junior forward Otto Binar punched...

Goldsboro Municipal Golf Couse will play host to Patriot Day weekend

Grab your golf clubs and head to Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course during the Labor Day weekend. Course officials will collect a $1 donation for each round played which benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation -- a non-profit organization that provides...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Nan Jarrell posted game-of-the-week honors during Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association play this week. Low net went to Gwen Kelly and low putts went to Sherry Minner. Cathy Garris carded the low gross....

Greene Central nets non-conference win

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central rolled to five points in singles play and put away Wilson Fike 8-1 on Wednesday afternoon. Taylar Keel, Lindsey May, MacKenzie Butts, Chasity Holloman and Caitlin Deans each prevailed during their respective singles match for...

Rosewood shuts down North Johnston in volleyball

KENLY -- Rosewood eased past North Johnston 25-22, 25-11, 25-11 on Wednesday night in its final tune-up before a Carolina 1-A Conference showdown with archrival Princeton. Ellen Morgan led the Eagles with 14 kills. Anna Ingram dished out 22 assists...

Cougars snap 2-game skid on soccer pitch

PRINCETON -- Goldsboro got its offense on track early and defeated former Carolina 1-A Conference rival Princeton 5-2 on Wednesday night. Damon Pate led the Cougars with two goals. Xan Pate, Aaron Pate and Jacob Seate each added one goal...

Rosewood, North Lenoir settle for 2-2 draw

LAGRANGE -- Rosewood overcame an early deficit and earned a 2-2 tie with North Lenoir on Wednesday night. Than Tron scored both of the Eagles' goals, the first off of a pass from Reed Howell and the second on a...

Mooneyham leads Golden Falcons' effort

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock ran third overall during its opening ECC 3-A/4A cross country meet of the season. Joseph Mooneyham led the Golden Falcons with a time of 21:22, which was good enough for third place. Conner Crandall finished...

Warrior boys run third in ECC 3A/4-A cross country meet

Eastern Wayne opened the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference portion of its schedule with a third-place finish at Waynesborough Park on Wednesday afternoon. Videll Wright emerged the Warriors' top male finisher in 11th place with a time of 20 minutes, 34...

Saints working out kinks after season-opening loss

Instructing players to execute a block or a tackle in the open field usually results in a positive ending the first time. Then it must become repetitive. And it becomes tedious, too, when you're teaching one person to play outside...

Family tradition: Avent III sees playing time against Southern Wayne

It was only a handful of plays in a game that was well beyond decided. Still, James Kenan head coach Ken Avent Jr. swelled with pride when he sent his freshman backup quarterback -- Ken Avent III -- into the...

Eastern Wayne gains confidence on gridiron

Eastern Wayne developed some confidence last week against an opponent searching for solutions to its problems. The young Warriors have a shot at a legitimate ego boost if they can slay a bitter cross-town rival -- Goldsboro -- on Friday...

Goldsboro's Malette accepts role

There's a certain comfort that comes with familiarity. Goldsboro's offense has rediscovered its comfort zone in what it does best -- run the football. Last season the Cougars shed their run-first label as senior quarterback Julius Murphy threw for 1,987...

CBA defense pitches shutout in soccer

rhanchett@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's offense may still be a work in progress, but the Golden Falcons defense is already on a roll. C.B. Aycock pitched a shutout in a 3-0 win over Greene Central on at Hardy Talton...

Eastern Wayne upends Rocky Mount in battle of state-ranked tennis teams

rcoggins@newsargus.com Sometimes the "backboard mentality" works wonders. It certainly did Wednesday afternoon. Eastern Wayne made one more shot and forced No. 4-ranked Rocky Mount into uncharacteristic mistakes during a 6-3 marathon victory in a matchup between two of the state's...

E. Wayne-RM tennis box

Eastern Wayne 6 Rocky Mount 3 Singles: No. 1 Faith Sutton (EW) d. Chandler Brice 6-1, 7-5; No. 2 Savannah Sutton (EW) d. Eliza Fike 6-4, 5-7, 10-7; No. 3 Mary Blair Thompson (RM) d. McKenna Dove 7-5, 6-2; No....

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Volleyball: Hobbton d. Rosewood 16-25, 25-19, 25-21 -- The Eagles (1-3 overall) dropped their Carolina 1-A Conference opener against the Wildcats. * Volleyball: Spring Creek d. Lakewood 25-12, 25-8 -- The Gators began Carolina 1-A Conference...

WCDS-Freedom tennis box

Wayne Country Day 9 Freedom Christian 0 Singles: No. 1 Gianna Democko (WCDS) d. Allie Oaks 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Taylor Willman (WCDS) d. Ally Hughes 6-2, 6-0; No. 3 Jennifer Potts (WCDS) d. Hailey Hughes 6-0, 6-0; No. 4...

Chargers roll in CPIC tennis opener

rcoggins@newsargus.com The most-pleasing aspect of Wayne Country Day's performance over Freedom Christian wasn't either the final score (9-0) or the fact it was a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference win. The overall consistent play and sportsmanship delighted head coach Jo...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

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

Rosewood linksters share first place in 8-team match

SELMA -- Rosewood and Washington shared first place in an eight-team match at Cardinal Country Club on Tuesday afternoon. Both the Eagles and Pam Pack shot a three-player score of 151. Neuse Charter was third at 165 and Rocky Mount...

CBA netters double up J.H. Rose

GREENVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock swept all three doubles matches and pulled out a 6-3 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe J.H. Rose on Tuesday afternoon. Ashton Walker, Kassidy Pitchford and Rachel Jackson each recorded a singles victory for...

WCDS snaps 2-game skid on volleyball court

SANFORD -- Rachel Uzzell logged a double-double and Wayne Country Day swept Grace Christian 25-15, 26-24, 25-10 in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon. Uzzell passed out 16 assists and recorded 12 digs defensively for the Chargers, who snapped a two-match skid...

North Duplin notches first volleyball win of 2013

SMITHFIELD -- North Duplin turned back Neuse Charter 25-7, 25-10, 25-9 in the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams on Tuesday evening. No further details were reported. The Rebels (1-2 overall, 1-0 CC) visit Lakewood on Thursday....

Spring Creek upends perennial power Lakewood

SALEMBURG -- Spring Creek improved to 3-0 with a 25-18, 12-25, 25-22, 25-22 win at Lakewood on Tuesday evening. It was the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams. Rachel McCollum finished with 15 kills, five digs and two aces...

Rosewood spikers turn back Hobbton

HOBBTON -- Rosewood opened Carolina 1-A Conference play with a 25-8, 25-9, 25-11 win at Hobbton on Tuesday evening. Anna Ingram led the Eagles with 17 assists, two kills and a block. Ellen Morgan supplied eight kills and a service...

Trojan women's soccer ranked 5th in preseason league poll

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Don't be surprised if the 2013 Conference Carolinas women's soccer preseason coaches' poll becomes locker room fodder for Mount Olive College. A fifth-place selection might not sit too well with the Trojans. After all, three of...

Princeton starts league play with a sweep

rhanchett@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Princeton opened its Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball season in impressive fashion with a 25-17, 25-9, 25-12 win over James Kenan on Tuesday night. Due to the league expanding from six teams to eight after the N.C. High...

Cougars give Falcons a 4-set test

Charles B. Aycock did just enough to escape Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium with a win. Goldsboro proved its program is more competitive than its been in a long time. The Golden Falcons survived a resilient effort from the Cougars for...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

BOX -- North Duplin-Southside

North Duplin 14 6 0 7 -- 27 Southside 0 6 6 0 -- 12 First quarter ND -- Daron Goodman 67 run (Jaimes kick), 8:32 ND -- Boone McNeill 41 pass from James Britt (Jaimes kick), 6:24 Second quarter...

Wayne Country Day dominates Trinity-Raleigh

RALEIGH -- Wayne Country Day swept the singles and doubles courts, and returned home with a 9-0 triumph over Trinity of Raleigh on Monday afternoon. Gianna Democko, Taylor Willman, Jennifer Potts, Mollie McDonald, Meredith Roethling and Margaux Pope each earned...

EW netters post another shutout

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne made short work of Wilson Fike with a dominating 9-0 win on Monday afternoon. Faith Sutton, Savannah Sutton, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove, Debbie Mitchell and Brenna Dove each claimed a singles point for the Warriors. The...

Greene Central trips up C.B. Aycock in tennis

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central earned the deciding point at number two doubles and outlasted Charles B. Aycock, 5-4, on Monday afternoon. Lindsey May, MacKenzie Batts, Brycen Radford and Morgan Britt each earned a singles point for the Rams. The...

Fike shuts down Goldsboro on volleyball court

WILSON -- Wilson Fike handed Goldsboro its first loss of the season with a 25-16, 25-12, 25-13 defeat on Monday night. Alexus Davis led the Cougars with fives kills and three aces. Amena Williams recorded a team-high 10 digs in...

Princeton sweeps Midway in volleyball

PRINCETON -- Princeton started strong and finished with ease in a 25-16, 25-19, 25-4 win over Midway on Monday night. Taylor Carroll led the Bulldogs' attack with eight kills and two blocks. Tori Paul added seven kills and Savannah Massengill...

Gators, Rams play to 4-4 draw

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Greene Central rallied from two-goal deficit and battled Spring Creek to a 4-4 draw at "The Swamp" on Monday afternoon. David Vega and Otto Binar each punched in a first-half goal for the Gators. Ivan Lemus put...

Eastern Wayne rallies past Goldsboro in 2nd half

Eastern Wayne scored four unanswered goals in the second half and rallied to sweep the regular-season series, 4-2, from Goldsboro on Monday night. Victor Kokiko scored twice for the Warriors. Joe Herlihy and Deonte Davis each added one goal...

North Duplin finishes off Southside

CHOCOWINITY -- North Duplin returned to Southside and completed its 27-12, season-opening victory Monday evening. The game was suspended Friday due to lightning. Daron Goodman led the Rebels with 184 yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns. Blake Rhodes added...

MOC men's soccer picked 4th in preseason league poll

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- A late-season surge didn't go un-noticed when coaches considered Mount Olive's position in the 2013 preseason Conference Carolinas men's soccer poll. The Trojans finished 3-0-2 in their final five outings of 2012 and reached the semifinals...

Monday, August 26, 2013

Prep football players-of-the-week: Aug. 23

Offense: TJ Morrow (CBA) -- Accounted for 321 yards of total offense and three touchdowns in the Golden Falcons' season-opening, 35-21 win over Rosewood. Defense: Tyler Pugh (James Kenan) -- Senior middle linebacker recorded seven tackles, including one for...

Costner notches hole-in-one

CLINTON -- Richard Coster recorded the fifth hole-in-one of his career while playing a round of golf at Timberlake Golf Club.Coster used a 6-iron to ace hole No. 15, which is 169 yards in length.Playing partners Jim Alston, Milford Vick...

Prep notebook: CBA's Eutsey pivotal on both sides of the ball

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock defensive end and wide receiver Michael Eutsey made his presence felt throughout the Golden Falcons' 35-21 win over Rosewood on Friday night. Eutsey caught four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. His willingness...

Week No. 2 prep football schedule

Goldsboro at Eastern WayneC.B. Aycock at Greene CentralSmithfield-Selma at Southern WayneChocowinity Southside at RosewoodMidway at PrincetonSpring Creek at LejeuneNorthside at North DuplinWallace-Rose Hill at James KenanNorth Lenoir at Farmville CentralAll games are 7:30 p.m. kickoffs...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tigers score early, often against Saints

rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW -- James Kenan did nothing to dispel its preseason hype in the first football game of the season on Friday night. The Tigers looked up to speed on both sides of the football and stormed out of the...

Dixon denies Spring Creek's bid for season-opening win

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Learn from your mistakes. Spring Creek head football coach Aaron Sanders stressed that to his heart-broken team after a 27-22, season-opening loss to Dixon at "The Swamp" on Friday evening. Lack of execution inside the red...

Golden Falcons prevail in Brooks' coaching debut

astevens@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock continued to leave the door open for Rosewood all night. The Eagles were more than happy to let themselves back in the ballgame. Rosewood rallied to tie the game at 21-21 with nine minutes...

Friday's state prep football scores

Alleghany County 22, North Stokes 0 Anson County 33, Marshville Forest Hills 20 Apex 43, Harnett Central 0 Asheboro 28, Eastern Randolph 12 Asheville 28, Hendersonville 14 Asheville Erwin 47, East Rutherford 28 Asheville Roberson 22, North Henderson 20 Belmont...

Warriors shut out North Lenoir

JESSIKA MORGAN Kinston Free Press La GRANGE -- North Lenoir's young roster showed itself Friday night. From the lack of protection on both lines to the jaded formations indicating a weary Hawks team, they've got some work to do after...

BOX -- Southern Wayne-James Kenan

James Kenan 14 13 14 0 -- 41 Southern Wayne 0 7 6 0 -- 13 First Quarter JK -- Ja'Quan Williams 13 run (Hernandez kick), 8:07 JK -- Williams 9 run (Hernandez kick), 1:07 Second quarter SW -- A.J....

BOX -- Spring Creek-Dixon

Dixon 0 12 12 3 -- 27 Spring Creek 0 6 0 16 -- 22 Second quarter SC -- Russo 4 run (kick blocked), 8:45 D -- Simmons 1 run (run failed), 3:33 D -- Williams 2 run (run failed),...

BOX -- Rosewood-C.B. Aycock

Rosewood 0 7 7 7 -- 21 C.B. Aycock 7 14 0 14 -- 35 First quarter CBA -- Morrow 6 run (Harrison kick), 9:04 Second quarter CBA -- Eutsey 5 pass from Morrow (Harrison kick), 11:31 RW -- Woodard...

BOX -- Princeton-E. Carteret

East Carteret 0 6 8 8 -- 22 Princeton 16 22 0 14 -- 52 First quarter PHS -- Frasier 34 run (Wooten run) PHS -- Hare 6 run (Wooten run) Second quarter PHS -- Frasier 77 run (Frasier run)...

BOX -- Goldsboro-Franklinton

Goldsboro 6 0 6 8 -- 20 Franklinton 0 7 22 0 -- 29 First quarter G -- Malette 10 run (kick failed), 0:20.1 Second quarter F -- D. Neal 12 run (kick good), 8:00 Third quarter F -- Taylor...

BOX -- E. Wayne-N. Lenoir

Eastern Wayne 6 6 14 6 -- 32 North Lenoir 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter EW -- Vick 9 run (kick failed), 1:35 Second quarter EW -- Richard 18 pass from Pike (run failed), 2:24 Third quarter...

Goldsboro drops opener at Franklinton

FRANKLINTON -- Rashied Malette rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns in Goldsboro's season-opening, 29-20 loss to Franklinton on Friday evening. Malette punched in his first touchdown, a 10-yard gallop, with 20.1 seconds remaining in the opening quarter. He added...

Frasier, Bulldogs run all over Mariners

PRINCETON -- Junior tailback Johnny Frasier rushed for 181 yards and three touchdowns and Princeton cruised to a 52-22, season-opening win over East Carteret on Friday night. Frasier also hauled in a 28-yard touchdown pass. He had touchdown runs of...

North Duplin-Southside game suspended

CHOCOWINITY -- Inclement weather suspended the season-opening contest between North Duplin and Southside on Friday evening. The Rebels led 20-6 at halftime when the game was stopped. Play will resume Monday at 7 p.m. Daron Goodman busted loose for a...

WCDS, Statesville battle to 1-1 draw

STATESVILLE -- Statesville Christian notched the equalizing goal in the final five minutes and battled Wayne Country Day to a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon. Ramel Carpenter notched a first-half goal off of Preston Edwards' assist. WCDS head coach Steve...

Hickory scores late, slips past Chargers

HICKORY -- A final four team last season, Hickory punched in two second-half goals in the final 20 minutes and turned back Wayne Country Day, 2-1, on Friday afternoon. Ramel Carpenter put the Chargers in front 1-0 on an assist...

Cougars strike for goals, but fall at Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- Damon Pate tallied a goal and assisted on another goal during Goldsboro's 8-5, non-conference shootout loss to Hobbton a rain-soaked pitch. Aaron Pate, Mickey Eovine, Jesus Quiroz and Luke McAlduff each collected one goal for the Cougars....

Friday, August 23, 2013

Spring Creek completes regular-season sweep of Southern Wayne

rhanchett@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek is off to the kind of start that head coach Deanna Morris was hoping for this season. After a strong summer and a series of good practices, the unbeaten Gators appear in mid-season...

JV football: C.B. Aycock 22, Rosewood 8

Charles B. Aycock quarterback Jake Flowers threw for 133 yards to lead the Golden Falcons to a 22-8 win on Thursday night at Branch Pope Field. Flowers completed all five of his pass attempts to Chandler Matthews. Tim Farmer paced...

Bulldogs take 3-set match from Midway

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Savanna Massengill and Taylor Carroll pounded out eight kills apiece during Princeton's 25-19, 25-12, 25-18 triumph over Midway on Wednesday afternoon. Massengill added eight blocks for the Bulldogs, who remained unbeaten in two outings this season. Kasey...

Bunn upends Princeton in volleyball

Princeton dropped the final two sets of a 25-11, 22-25, 25-13, 25-19 loss to visiting Bunn on Thursday evening. Savanna Massengill paced the Bulldogs with 10 kills and five blocks. Jasmine Bombard contributed seven kills. Taylor Carroll and Kasey Edwards...

Goldsboro spikers knock off Hobbton ... again

Goldsboro defeated Hobbton for the second time this week with a 25-17, 22-25, 25-11, 25-8 victory on Thursday evening. The Cougars' Alexus Davis finished with 10 kills and 10 aces. Bailee Ellis contributed 17 assists and five aces. Nickie Tyler...

Morgan cranks out 18 kills, Eagles stay unbeaten in volleyball

Ellen Morgan hammered out 18 kills and Rosewood turned back North Johnston 25-16, 23-25, 25-19, 25-19 on Thursday evening. Morgan also recorded six blocks, three assists and an ace. Anna Ingram handed out 25 assists to go with three aces...

Gryphons hand Rams first loss of the season

SNOW HILL -- Rocky Mount cruised to an 8-1, non-conference win over Greene Central on Thursday afternoon. The Gryphons, ranked No. 6 among the state's Class 3-A programs, won five of the six singles matches. Chasity Holloman claimed the lone...

Experienced Warriors off to 2-0 start in ECC girls' tennis

NEW BERN -- Eastern Wayne dropped just game the entire match in a 9-0 rout of Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe New Bern on Thursday afternoon. Faith Sutton, Savannah Sutton, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove, Debbie Mitchell and Brennan Dove were...

Rosewood upends C.B. Aycock in non-conference golf match

Rosewood's Lindsey Burton and Charles B. Aycock's Madison Aycock shared medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 49 during a dual-team, non-conference meet at Lane Tree Golf Club on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles defeated the Golden Falcons 163-169. Taylor...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Volleyball: North Johnston d. Rosewood 25-23, 17-25, 26-24 -- Carrie Beckert led Rosewood with six aces. Ada Rivera had five aces. Hannah Daniels added three aces, two digs and two kills. * Volleyball: Hobbton d. Rosewood...

Brooks changing the culture of CBA football program

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- A fresh approach and new philosophy is just as good as a new coat of paint, especially when a football program has struggled to find consistency. Steve Brooks hopes to create his own Picasso at Charles B....

Reiss' final two years at Rosewood will be busy

rcoggins@newsargus.comVolunteering as an assistant coach, participating as a two-sport letterman and learning the discipline of Junior ROTC keeps Evan Reiss a busy person on the Rosewood High School campus these days. He's about to get even busier. The junior is...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Area teams run at New Bern's Creekside Park

NEW BERN -- Eastern Wayne's Vidal Wright placed eighth overall during an 11-team meet contested at Creekside Park. Wright covered the 5k course in 20 minutes, 14 seconds -- nearly 2 1/2 minutes behind meet winner Alex Dolwick of Grace...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Lou Ellen Flowers secured game-of-the-week honors during play contested on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Nan Jarrell won low gross and low net. Betty Jean Gurley captured low putts. The mother-daughter combo of Gurley and Teresa Shearin prevailed in...

Aycock linksters claim season-opening victory

Madison Aycock earned medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 49 and Charles B. Aycock edged Rosewood, 159-161, in their season-opening match at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Taylor Gales paced the Eagles with a 51. "(CBA) Coach (Roger) Rhodes and...

Greene Central rolls over Tarboro in tennis

WILSON -- Greene Central advanced to the finals of the season-opening Wilson Cup with an 8-1 win over Tarboro on Wednesday. Taylor Keel, Lindsey May, MacKenzie Butts, Chasity Holloman nd Morgan Britt each claimed a singles point for the Rams....

WCDS nets season-opening win over Lawrence Academy

Wayne Country Day swept the singles courts and handed Lawrence Academy a rain-shortened, 7-0 loss in the season-opening match for both teams Wednesday afternoon. Lightning forced the cancellation of two doubles matches. Former singles state champion Gianna Democko, Taylor Willman,...

Golden Falcons' Clark finding his niche

PIKEVILLE -- Steve Brooks calls Neil Clark one of the best running backs he's ever coached. The first-year Charles B. Aycock head football coach has said he'd bet his house on Clark against a linebacker in space. That's high praise...

Bulldogs' Frasier out to prove 2012 wasn't a fluke

Johnny Frasier didn't have too much fuel in his tank last fall. And he hardly felt like "Johnny Rockets," the nickname given to him at Princeton last season. A sophomore, Frasier didn't fully grasp the importance of weight-room work and...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Eagles look to build on late-season surge from 2012

rhanchett@newsargus.com The story at most preseason high school football practices is pretty much the same from year to year. Coaches talk about finding players to fill spots on the offensive and defensive lines. They go on at length about their...

FOOTBALL TAB - North Duplin roster

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Year 5 JP Payton RB/DB 5-9 155 Soph. 7 Cedrick Kornegay WR/DB 5-11 165 Jr. 9 Blake Rhodes RB/DB 5-8 150 Sr. 10 Chase King WR/DB Fr. 14 Emiliano Mora QB/DB 5-9 210 Soph. 20...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Rebels' coaching staff working with several new faces

rhanchett@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- The debate rages on in coffee shops, barber shops and body shops in every small town. When football season finally comes around, everyone has an opinion. Should a successful head coach build an offensive system around the...

FOOTBALL TAB - Talented Tigers return to the Carolina 1A Conference

rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW -- All good things must come to an end, particularly James Kenan's four-year run through the Tri-County 1-A Conference. With a new slate of opponents and a new focus on consistency, the Tigers expect to continue their tradition...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Spring Creek schedule

2013 Schedule Aug. 23 Dixon Aug. 30 at Lejeune Sept. 6 at East Carteret Sept. 13 Wake Christian Sept. 20 Southside Sept. 27 at Lakewood* Oct. 4 at Hobbton* Oct. 11 Open Oct. 18 Princeton* Oct. 25 at Rosewood* Nov....

FOOTBALL TAB -- Spring Creek roster

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Year 1 Jamal Davis RB/CB 5-8 110 Fr. 3 Jordan Hicks SE/LB 6-2 190 Jr. 4 Matt Dupuy QB/CB 5-7 105 Fr. 7 Justin Price SE/CB 5-8 135 Sr. 9 Sam Crocker SE/LB 6-1 160...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Sanders: Gators blessed with experienced players

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Finally blessed with some experienced returning players, athleticism and ability, Spring Creek must find the way to harness those intangibles this fall. The answer is simple. Play with consistency. Head coach Aaron Sanders and his staff...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Southern Wayne schedule

2013 Schedule Aug. 23 at James Kenan Aug. 30 Smithfield-Selma Sept. 6 at Goldsboro Sept. 13 North Lenoir Sept. 20 Cleveland Sept. 27 Open Oct. 4 at C.B. Aycock* Oct. 11 D.H. Conley* Oct. 18 at South Central* Oct. 25...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Rosewood schedule

2013 Schedule Aug. 23 at C.B. Aycock Aug. 30 Southside Sept. 6 at Midway Sept. 13 at Lejeune Sept. 20 South Lenoir Sept. 27 Hobbton* Oct. 4 James Kenan* Oct. 11 at Lakewood* Oct. 18 at North Duplin* Oct. 25...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Rosewood roster

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Year 1 Marquail Almontaser K 5-8 160 Soph. 2 Quan Joyner RB/DE 5-6 140 Jr. 3 Mike Woodard RB/DB 5-9 165 Soph. 4 Jamari McGown RB/DB 5-10 165 Sr. 5 Cameron Holliday SE/LB 5-6 130...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Reid looking forward to renewing old rivalries, friendships this fall

rcoggins@newsargus.com Goldsboro High head football coach Eric Reid is like a preacher after church service on Sunday morning. He takes your hand, shakes it as he greets you warmly and asks how you are doing. Reid plans to do a...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Princeton schedule

2013 Schedule Aug. 23 East Carteret Aug. 30 Midway Sept. 6 at Dixon Sept. 13 at North Johnston Sept. 20 Union Sept. 27 at James Kenan* Oct. 4 Open Oct. 11 Hobbton* Oct. 18 at Spring Creek* Oct. 25 North...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Princeton roster

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Year 1 Reggie Perry WR/DB 6-0 180 Sr. 5 Alex Pearce OL/DL 5-9 175 Sr. 7 Jeremy Wells RB/DB 5-9 165 Jr. 8 Martice Williams WR/OLB 5-9 175 Sr. 9 Robert Edwards WR/DB 6-1 175...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Princeton not satisfied with 2012 result

PRINCETON -- Derrick Minor laid the foundation for the type of program he's trying to build at Princeton last season. The second-year coach hopes to add a few more bricks this fall. The Bulldogs finished 5-9 a year ago and...

FOOTBALL TAB -- North Duplin schedule

2013 Schedule Aug. 23 at Southside Aug. 30 Pinetown Northside Sept. 6 South Lenoir Sept. 13 at Dixon Sept. 20 Open Sept. 27 Lejeune Oct. 4 Lakewood* Oct. 11 at James Kenan* Oct. 18 Rosewood* Oct. 25 at Princeton* Nov....

FOOTBALL TAB -- James Kenan schedule

2013 Schedule Aug. 23 Southern Wayne Aug. 30 Wallace-Rose Hill Sept. 6 at Union Sept. 13 at East Duplin Sept. 20 Open Sept. 27 Princeton* Oct. 4 at Rosewood* Oct. 11 North Duplin* Oct. 18 Lakewood* Oct. 25 at Hobbton*...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Goldsboro schedule

2013 Schedule Aug. 23 at Franklinton Aug. 30 at Eastern Wayne Sept. 6 Southern Wayne Sept. 13 C.B. Aycock Sept. 20 Open Sept. 27 Jax Northside Oct. 4 at Scotland County Oct. 11 South Lenoir* Oct. 18 at Kinston* Oct....

FOOTBALL TAB -- Bowden can't have 'lead foot' in Cougars' offense

rcoggins@newsargus.com Sophomore quarterback Nashir Bowden almost has all the tools he needs to work with this season. He has a talented offense anchored by three linemen who can create open lanes for 1,000-yard back Rasheid Malette. Joseph Baker and Hunter...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Goldsboro High roster

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Year 1 Nashir Bowden QB 5-9 148 Soph. 2 Joseph Baker WR 6-1 165 Jr. 3 Taylin Davis LB/RB/TE 6-1 175 Jr. 4 Trevaughn Smith WR/DE 5-10 167 Jr. 5 Hunter McCoy WR 6-2 176...

FOOTBALL TAB -- ECC 3A/4A coaches favor less travel

rcoggins@newsargus.com With 40 wins, three consecutive appearances in the eastern regional final and a class 4-A state championship in 2012, New Bern undoubtedly wears a large target this season. The question is can anyone knock off the Bears? Despite returning...

FOOTBALL TAB -- ECC 2A teams not shying away from competition

rcoggins@newsargus.com Schools in the newly-formed Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference certainly aren't shying away from the competition this season. Check out this debut: * Kinston has a date with reigning 3-A champ Havelock. * South Lenoir tangles with Southwest Onslow, which...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Eastern Wayne schedule

2013 Schedule Aug. 23 at North Lenoir Aug. 30 Goldsboro Sept. 6 Red Springs Sept. 13 at Greene Central Sept. 20 Open Sept. 27 at South Central* Oct. 4 New Bern* Oct. 11 Open Oct. 18 at J.H. Rose* Oct....

FOOTBALL TAB -- Eastern Wayne roster

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Year 1 Dayshawn Pridgen WR/DB 5-8 165 Jr. 2 Jake Wiser WR/DB 6-1 185 Sr. 3 Micah Smith WR/DB 6-1 185 Jr. 4 Dameko Artis WR/DB 5-11 175 Jr. 5 Alex Davilla WR/DB 5-8 165...

FOOTBALL TAB -- Warriors need to find depth on the line

astevens@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne, at first glance, appears to be a team with the ingredients necessary to be successful in 2013. Dig a little deeper and the cause for concern in head coach Bubba Williams' voice becomes understandable. The Warriors return...

FOOTBALL TAB -- C.B. Aycock schedule

2013 Schedule Aug. 23 Rosewood Aug. 30 at Greene Central Sept. 6 North Lenoir Sept. 13 at Goldsboro Sept. 20 Corinth-Holders Sept. 27 at New Bern* Oct. 4 Southern Wayne* Oct. 11 J.H. Rose* Oct. 18 at D.H. Conley* Oct....

FOOTBALL TAB -- C.B. Aycock roster

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Year 3 Jacob Harrison DB/WR/K 5-10 134 Sr. 5 Jay Suber DB/RB 5-5 151 Sr. 10 TJ Morrow DB/QB 6-0 165 Jr. 11 Tazmont Groves LB/RB 5-7 172 Sr. 14 Will Walters DE/QB 5-8 163...

FOOTBALL TAB -- New coach wants players to create their own legacy

PIKEVILLE -- First-year Charles B. Aycock head football coach Steve Brooks has spent more time talking to his seniors about one word that in his mind bears more weight than wins and losses. That one word is legacy. What his...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Southern Wayne 25-3, 25-11 -- Carrie Beckert led the Eagles with nine aces and two digs. Ada Rivera provided four aces and an assist. Hannah Daniels added three aces and a kill. Logan...

Rosewood beats 2nd county foe in 2-day period

DUDLEY -- Rosewood earned its second win in as many days with a 25-3, 25-11, 25-23 victory over Southern Wayne on Tuesday night. The Eagles jumped on top early and ended the first set with nine consecutive points. The...

Greene Central advances in Wilson Cup

WILSON -- Greene Central turned back North Johnston 9-0 in the opening round of the Wilson Cup Tournament at Barton College on Tuesday. The Rams (1-0 overall) advanced to face Tarboro this morning in the semifinals. The Panthers battled Southern...

Talent-heavy Eastern Wayne rolls past South Central

Eastern Wayne cruised past Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe South Central 9-0 in New Hope on Tuesday afternoon. Faith Sutton, Savannah Sutton, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove, Debbie Mitchell and Brennan Dove each recorded a singles victory. The doubles teams of...

Zacharzuk scores twice in CBA's season-opening win

SNOW HILL -- Collin Zacharzuk scored twice and Charles B. Aycock opened its season with a 2-1 win at Greene Central on Tuesday evening. Bobby Hampton and freshman Dominick Albano each had an assist. Aycock held a 21-3 advantage in...

Lynn's PK lifts Rosewood on the road

LaGRANGE -- Rosewood overcame an early deficit and rallied for a 2-1 non-conference win at North Lenoir on Tuesday evening. Nic Kennedy scored off Braxton Greene's assist in the 20th minute to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead. The Eagles...

Princeton trips up volleyball rival North Johnston

KENLY -- Princeton opened its season with a 25-5, 25-14, 20-25, 25-20 win over county rival North Johnston on Tuesday. Taylor Carroll and Tori Paul each tallied 11 kills for the Bulldogs. Carroll also had 13 digs. Savanna Massengill collected...

Goldsboro serves up 25 aces against Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- Goldsboro collected 25 service aces on its way to a 25-11, 25-22, 25-19 season-opening win at Hobbton on Tuesday afternoon. Alexus Davis pounded out nine kills to go with five aces for the Cougars. Matti Rose Lyon...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Sam Gillett emerged as the low gross winner during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Hiromi Sueki and Faye Franklin seized low net and low putts, respectively. Sueki captured low gross in second-flight action during an...

CBA-New Bern tennis box

C.B. Aycock 9 New Bern 0 Singles: No. 1 Ashton Walker (CBA) d. Bryanna Betancourt 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Casie Belom (CBA) d. Emily Thompson 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Cassidy Coerver (CBA) d. Lorena Dojmusic 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 Kassidy...

Golden Falcon netters deliver first-ever coaching win for Pennington

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock cashed in an unexpected "two-for-deal" on Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons triumphed in the debut of new varsity girls' tennis coach Summer Pennington, and opened Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play with a 9-0 decision...

Burke presented first win as CBA head volleyball coach

astevens@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Since her playing days and her time as an assistant coach at Charles B. Aycock, Emily Burke has dreamed of being the head volleyball coach at her alma mater. Burke saw her dreams come true and notched...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Volleyball: Spring Creek d. Southern Wayne 2-1 -- Lexie Reyes recorded 11 aces, two assists and three kills. Ivet Carreno logged two aces, one kill and three assists. Spring Creek (1-0 overall) is the guest of...

Weather postpones area contests

Mother Nature interfered on the opening day of the high school fall sports season. Wayne Country Day's season-opening, girls' tennis match against Lawrence was postponed until Wednesday. First serve is 4 p.m. on the Wayne Community College tennis courts. The...

Morgan delivers 20-kill effort against Eastern Wayne

Senior Ellen Morgan cranked out a match-high 20 kills and passed out seven assists in Rosewood's season-opening, four-set triumph over county foe Eastern Wayne on Monday. Morgan collected seven assists, two blocks and three digs in the 20-25, 25-23, 25-19,...

Gators spike county foe Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Rachel McCollum pounded out a match-high 15 kills during Spring Creek's season-opening, three-set sweep of county foe Southern Wayne on Monday afternoon. Sarah Ford dished out eight assists and served a match-high six aces in the Gators' 25-10,...

James Kenan tabbed to rule Carolina 1-A Conference in football this season

astevens@newsargus.com Football coaches in the newly-realigned Carolina 1-A Conference have picked an overwhelming favorite to win the league in 2013. Beyond that, everything else is a toss-up. James Kenan received six of the seven first-place votes in a preseason poll...

Herlihy, Anderson each score twice for EW

rhanchett@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne took advantage of Goldsboro's lack of experience and jumped out to an early lead on the soccer field at Little Big Horn on Monday night. When the Cougars found their footing in the second half it was...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Boys' soccer: Wayne Country Day 6, Faith Christian-RM 2 -- Noah Adkins notched the hat trick (three goals) for the visiting Chargers. John Thompson added two goals, while DJ Drew found the back of the net once....

Chargers drop season opener at Faith Christian-RM

ROCKY MOUNT -- Miller Gerard notched the lone goal in Wayne Country Day's season-opening, 4-1 loss to Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Thursday afternoon. The Chargers had a penalty kick disallowed due to encroachment. WCDS (0-1-0 overall) travels...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Full nest: Morgan officially takes over at C.B. Aycock

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- A journeyman coach, Tod Morgan is back for his second stint in Wayne County. And he's glad he's closer to home. The Morehead City native was officially introduced as the new varsity boys' basketball coach at Charles...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Aycock to officially announce Morgan as head boys' hoops coach today

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock officials will formally introduce Tod Morgan as their new varsity boys' basketball coach today. A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the school's media center. The Wayne County Board of Education approved...

Success breeds higher expectations at Princeton

Outsiders may look at the unfamiliar expectations surrounding Princeton's football program and call it pressure. The Bulldogs simply see it as one more reason to play with a sense of urgency. After going 2-7 during the regular season in 2012,...

McKay named executive director of Trojan Club

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dwayne McKay, who has spent the past 18 months in the Mount Olive College institutional advancement department, has been named the Trojan athletics department's first-ever director of external relations. McKay succeeds Bill Clingan as the executive director...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Evelyn Rose emerged the low gross winner during weekly play on the picturesque Walnut Creek Country Club layout. Charlotte Campbell and Sam Gillett captured low net and low putts, respectively....

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Teresa Shearin secured game-of-the-week and low gross honors during weekly play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Betty Jean Gurley and Gwen Kelly seized low net and low putts....

Friday, August 9, 2013

Selig's chance to send strong message results in lazy pop-up

Bud Selig had an opportunity to send a message rather than deliver slaps on the wrist to those who dared to spit in the eye of America's past time. Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Selig was tossed a batting-practice fastball...

Outdoors: Speckled trout not just a winter fishing option

It has always been a mystery to me why so many anglers consider speckled trout to be wintertime fish. I've always had good luck catching them in summer. August seems to be the best month for catching speckled trout,...

Outdoors: Armadillos taking residence across state

Everyone has done it. Cruising down the highway drivers glance out the window and catch a brief glimpse of something in the grass. Unable to identify what they saw exactly, some report seeing mythical creatures like bigfoot or a chupacabra....

Thursday, August 8, 2013

ECC 2-A preason football poll: Chargers picked to rule new league

rcoggins@newsargus.com KINSTON -- Geographically compact, the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference promises to provide entertainment among its fan base this season. Old rivalries get renewed. Old friendships are rekindled. And folks from communities in Pitt, Greene, Lenoir and Wayne counties...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Linda Cannon and Faye Franklin shared low putts during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Evelyn Rose secured low gross. Mary Morris emerged the low net winner....

ECC 3-A/4-A poll: Wayne County schools picked near bottom of seven-team football league

rcoggins@newsargus.com GREENVILLE -- Welcome to the SEC. Well ... sort of. Stacked with two tradition-rich programs that have combined to win six state championships, the newly-aligned Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A football conference is unarguably one of the toughest leagues in the...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Teresa Shearin emerged the game-of-the-week and low gross winner with a 77 during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Mary Ann Sutton captured low net. Cathy Garris seized low putts....

James Kenan dons pads in practice

WARSAW -- James Kenan's players finally put on the pads Monday evening. Head varsity coach Ken Avent Jr. and his staff got a closer look at the team. "Everything has been good," Avent Jr. said. "Of course, we haven't...

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Lots of new faces greet Saints' coaching staff

rhanchett@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Returning varsity players are awarded white jerseys during preseason football practice at Southern Wayne High School. Former JV and middle school players get the red jerseys. Head coach David Lee was happy to see a sea of...

Britt likes Eagles' work ethic

astevens@newsargus.com Higher expectations led to a busy summer around Branch Pope Field. Following its trip to the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A (small-school) state playoffs last season, Rosewood has been hard at work in...

Britt selected to coach in East-West All-Star football game

rcoggins@newsargus.com Robert Britt won't have to request a sideline pass for the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star football game next season. He'll coach instead. Britt is one of two Carolina 1-A coaches, along with Hobbton's Steve Mallard, selected as an...

East regional appearance fuels Bulldawgs

astevens@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- After coming up one game short of playing for a state championship last year, Princeton's battle cry this season is simple -- one more. The excitement surrounding the Bulldogs' program following that run to the N.C. High...

Young, enthusiastic Rebels work out in rain

rcoggins@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- Drenched from head to toe from a late-afternoon thunderstorm, the young and exuberant North Duplin football team went about business as usual. About 40 players have reported for three practices, which have followed the mandatory conditioning period...

Family Y triathlon results

Results from the 28th annual Goldsboro Family Y Triathlon contested at Lake Wackena on Saturday morning. The event included a half-mile swim, 20-mile bike ride and three-mile run. MEN Runner, Hometown Time 1. George Worrell, Goldsboro 1:20.37 2. Frank Fisher,...

Achilles injury doesn't bother Worrell

astevens@newsargus.com George Worrell wasn't taking any chances that a troublesome Achilles would rear its ugly head at an inopportune time. The Goldsboro native pushed himself through the swim and bike portions, and earned a first-place finish in the 28th annual...

Friday, August 2, 2013

Excited Sanders pleased to see large group report to practice

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- A late afternoon rainstorm didn't deter Spring Creek's players as they buckled their chinstraps and headed to the practice field. No, these Gators didn't mind a wet and muggy swamp they call home. "Who's ready to...

Initial workout at Goldsboro draws coach's praise

rcoggins@newsargus.com One sharp clap of the hand sent the quarterback and receiver in motion. The brown, oblong football floated through the air. The defender back-pedaled, the receiver looked back over his shoulder and hauled in the pass as he tumbled...

Williams has mixed emotions about Warriors' first day

rhanchett@newsargus.com At least it wasn't 100 degrees. Heavy rains greeted the Eastern Wayne football team for its first practice on Thursday morning. The wet weather led to some sloppy moments, but the cloud cover kept the early-August temperatures far below...

CBA's Brooks likes team's intensity

astevens@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Coaches barked out encouragement. Players hustled from drill to drill while wearing T-shirts with the words "New Beginning" on the back. The first official practice under new Charles B. Aycock head football Steve Brooks could be described...