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Monday, September 30, 2013

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools Volleyball: Wayne Christian d. Lee Christian 25-9, 22-25, 26-24 -- The Eagles improved to 8-5 overall and 6-4 against Carolina Christian 1-A Conference opposition. They play host to Freedom Christian on Tuesday afternoon....

Prep football notebook: Depth-challenged Warriors continue to produce in win column

WINTERVILLE -- In the inaugural preseason Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference football rouser in early August, head coach Bubba Williams said Eastern Wayne had a cupboard overflowing with skill players. He added that the Warriors lacked linemen. But the patchwork...

Eagles fall in CCC volleyball road match

SANFORD -- Outside hitter Emily Wells posted two kills during Wayne Christian's 25-14, 25-7, 25-22 loss to Lee Christian in the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference regular-season finale. Hannah Sladick and Mercy Wright had one block each for the Eagles. Wayne...

Lee Christian turns back Wayne Christian

SANFORD -- Wayne Christian concluded its Carolina Christian 1-A Conference regular-season slate with a tough, 2-1 loss to Lee Christian. Tanner Rose tallied the Eagles' lone goal. Wayne Christian (2-10-0 overall, 2-7-0 CCC) is the guest of Ahoskie Ridgecroft on...

NRYFL: CBA 10U, 12U teams win

12-Under: C.B. Aycock 26, Mount Olive 12 -- Tyler Hughes rushed for 140 yards and Quinn Caballero added 103 yards. Xavier Eutsey provided 78 yards and one touchdown, while Brody Morton supplied 15 yards and one TD. Caballero and Devajhea...

Area football players-of-the-week: Sept. 27

OFFENSE: Malik Richard (Eastern Wayne) -- Hauled in two first-half touchdown passes and finished with 112 yards receiving in the Warriors' come-from-behind, 34-28 win over South Central in the ECC 3-A/4-A opener for both teams Friday.DEFENSE: Jake Wiser (Eastern Wayne)...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Boys' soccer: Spring Creek 9, Dillard 0 -- Hunter Bryson punched in four goals for the Gators. Gustavo Avalos notched a hat trick (three goals). Bryan Miranda and Andres Amaya posted one goal apiece. Spring Creek...

Northside shuts out Goldsboro

rhanchett@newsargus.com There is no way to score points on a football field without possessing the ball. Goldsboro was reminded of that fact on Friday night. Jacksonville Northside ran nearly twice as many plays as the Cougars, controlled the time of...

Devilpups run past Rebels

astevens@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- Somewhere buried beneath the sting of three consecutive losses lies a silver lining for North Duplin. Six Carolina 1-A Conference games remain on the schedule and a postseason trip is still within reach for the Rebels. North...

NC prep football scores

Albemarle 68, South Davidson 0 Apex 21, Middle Creek 7 Arden Christ School 31, Concord First Assembly 14 Ashe County 28, Alleghany County 21 Asheboro 48, Providence Grove 0 Asheville Erwin 69, Asheville Reynolds 28 Asheville Roberson 49, McDowell County...

Wiser's TD fumble return keeps EW's perfect start intact

rcoggins@newsargus.com WINTERVILLE -- Eastern Wayne remained perfect on the gridiron in miraculous fashion Friday evening. Jake Wiser returned a fumble 78 yards to the end zone and capped the Warriors' spine-tingling, come-from-behind 34-28 victory over South Central in the Eastern...

BOX - Spring Creek at Lakewood

Spring Creek 0 6 0 7 -- 13 Lakewood 14 26 12 0 -- 52 First quarter L -- Mack 29 run (Sessoms kick) L -- J. Tanner 1 run (Sessoms kick) Second quarter SC -- Williams 25 run (kick...

BOX - Rosewood at Hobbton

Hobbton 8 0 0 0 -- 8 Rosewood 14 0 0 13 -- 27 First quarter R -- Ornelas 1 run (Almontaser kick) R -- McGown 79 kick return (Almontaser kick) Fourth quarter R -- Sasser 1 run (Almontaser) R...

BOX - Princeton at James Kenan

Princeton 0 7 15 0 -- 22 James Kenan 14 7 6 8 -- 35 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Princeton -- Reggie Perry 1-4; Michael Wooten 9-19, TD; Johnny Frasier 12-75; Nick Hare 1-2. James Kenan -- Dominique Barnes 7-11;...

BOX - Northside at Goldsboro

Northside 0 10 7 7 -- 24 Goldsboro 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Second quarter N -- Cabrera 20 pass from Erickson (Eason kick), 10:50 N -- Eason 24 field goal, 0:25 Third quarter N -- Pinto 18 pass...

BOX - C.B. Aycock at New Bern

C.B. Aycock 7 0 0 0 -- 7 New Bern 42 9 14 7 -- 72 First quarter CBA -- Neil Clark 1 run (Harrison kick), 2:26 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- C.B. Aycock -- T.J. Morrow 21-76; Tazmont Groves 4-9;...

BOX -- Lejeune-North Duplin

Lejeune 6 6 27 0 -- 39 North Duplin 7 7 0 8 -- 22 First quarter ND -- Goodman 1 run (Jaimes kick), 7:21 L -- Bodine 18 run (Johnson kick blocked), 0:12 Second quarter L -- Bodine 17...

BOX -- EW-South Central

Eastern Wayne 14 6 0 14 -- 34 South Central 14 7 7 0 -- 28 First quarter SC -- Boyd 92 pass from Cunningham (Stancil kick), 8:02 EW -- Richard 77 pass from Pike (Troy run), 5:24 SC --...

Rosewood tops Hobbton in Carolina 1A opener

Rosewood made a big play on the opening series and set the tone for a 27-8 win over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Hobbton at Branch Pope Field on Friday night. Garner Beasley blocked a punt following a Hobbton three-and-out. The...

No. 1-ranked James Kenan upends Princeton

WARSAW -- No. 1-ranked James Kenan did most of its damage in the first half of a 35-22 win over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Princeton at Bill Taylor Field on Friday night. The Tigers jumped ahead 21-7 at the half...

Lakewood coasts past Spring Creek

SALEMBURG -- Spring Creek failed to slow down the potent Lakewood offense in a 54-13 defeat on Friday night in the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams. Gary Williams led the Gators with 40 yards on two carries and...

New Bern rolls over C.B. Aycock

NEW BERN -- Records fell for New Bern in its first game as a member of the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference on Friday night. The Bears put up new marks for total points in a single game and points in...

Hawks turn back Panthers

La GRANGE -- North Lenoir broke into the win column for the first time this season with an 18-16 triumph over North Johnston on Friday night. Donyae Hopkins led the Hawks' offense with 180 yards on the ground and two...

Roethling's PK lifts WCDS past nemesis Greenfield

WILSON -- Charlie Roethling converted a penalty kick in overtime and Wayne Country Day upended nemesis Greenfield, 1-0, in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference game Friday afternoon. The Chargers swept the regular-season series. Roethling's PK occurred on a foul...

Greene Central secures inaugural ECC 2A tennis crown

Greene Central secured the inaugural Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference championship with a 9-0 victory over Goldsboro. The Rams wrapped up an unprecedented 20th consecutive league championship, a streak that started in 1994. Five singles players -- Lindsey May, MacKenzie Butts,...

Friday, September 27, 2013

Chargers turn back Knights in CPIC volleyball match

rcoggins@newsargus.com Steve Mau's pre-game worries were quickly put to rest once Wayne Country Day stepped onto the volleyball court and turned in a dominating effort Thursday afternoon. Rachel Uzzell dished out 32 assists and the Chargers served 26 aces as...

Spring Creek nips Southern Nash, 2-1

rhanchett@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek took advantage of an early opportunity. The Gators' defense made it stand up. Ivan Lemus scored a goal in the second minute of play and Spring Creek held on for a 2-1 win over...

Wayne Christian's Jones leads field

NEW BERN -- Wayne Christian's Connor Jones was the top male runner in a 12-team meet contested at Creekside Park on Thursday afternoon. Jones finished the race in 16 minutes, 56 seconds. South Lenoir's Mason Zeagler's finished second in 17:06....

Rosewood linksters take 3-team meet at Cardinal CC

SELMA -- Lindsey Burton earned medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 40 as Rosewood won a three-team meet at Cardinal Country Club on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles compiled a team score of 143 and finished ahead of North Johnston's...

Rams stay unbeaten on ECC 2A tennis scene

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central swept Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opponent Kinston 9-0 on Thursday afternoon. Taylar Keel, Lindsey May, MacKenzie Butts, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman and Caitlin Deans each picked up a singles win for the Rams. The doubles...

Wayne Country Day netters blank Greenfield, 9-0

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day completed a regular-season sweep of Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference nemesis Greenfield with a 9-0 win at Barton College on Thursday afternoon. Taylor Willman, Jennifer Potts, Ally Willman, Mollie Catherine McDonald, Meredith Roethling and Margaux...

North Duplin slips past Spring Creek in tennis

MOUNT OLIVE -- North Duplin held off Spring Creek 5-4 in a Carolina 1-A Conference match at Mount Olive College on Thursday afternoon. Julissa Quintanilla, Jasmine Quintanilla, Casey Whitted and Conner Miktka each won their singles matches for the Rebels....

Golden Falcons net ECC tennis shutout

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock defeated South Central 9-0 on Thursday afternoon in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play. Ashton Walker, Rachel Jackson, Casie Belom, Cassidy Coerver, Kassidy Pitchford and Megan Parrish were victorious in singles play for the Golden Falcons....

No. 3-ranked Warriors dispatch DHC on senior day

Third-ranked Eastern Wayne celebrated senior day with an 8-1 rout of Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe D.H. Conley on Thursday afternoon. Faith Sutton, Savannah Sutton, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove, Debbie Mitchell and Brennan Dove each won their respective singles matches....

Gators hand North Duplin a 4-set loss

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rachel McCollum pounded out 26 kills and Spring Creek earned a 25-9, 22-25, 25-13, 25-9 win over North Duplin on Thursday evening. McCollum also recorded 12 digs and eight aces. Dianna Carreno had 22 assists. Sarah Ford...

Carolina 1A volleyball leader Princeton rolls past Hobbton

PRINCETON -- Carolina 1-A Conference leader Princeton turned back Hobbton 25-6, 25-12, 25-12 on Thursday evening. The Bulldogs' Savanna Massengill finished with nine kills and seven aces. Taylor Carroll supplied eight kills and Tori Paul had seven kills. Kasey Edwards...

Rosewood sweeps James Kenan

WARSAW -- Rosewood swept Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan 25-4, 25-17, 25-19 on Thursday evening. Ellen Morgan led the Eagles with 10 kills, six digs and two aces. Jordan Martens handed out 10 assists and Anna Ingram had five...

Next two non-conference games will test Cougars' mettle

rcoggins@newsargus.com The ship hasn't fallen apart. Goldsboro High head football coach Eric Reid hopes it continues to stay afloat with two "measuring stick" games remaining before Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play begins the second week of October. Jacksonville Northside invades...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. James Kenan 25-20, 25-19 -- Ada Rivera distributed five assists for the Eagles. Hannah Daniels had three kills and Hailey Weeks added three digs. Middle schools * Football: Norwayne 22, Mount Olive 6...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Late coaching move helps Rosewood

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Than Troung sat and waited. Rosewood head varsity boys' soccer Eddie Maldonado, at times, looked back at his leading scorer on the bench. "Do I play him or not?" Maldonado questioned himself. He did. And at the...

Bye week comes at good time for North Duplin

North Duplin's bye week could not have come at a better time. The Rebels got a much-needed break after back-to-back losses that were filled with injuries, mental mistakes and turnovers. The Rebels (2-2 overall) focused on getting healthy and regaining...

Wright, Mooneyham emerge top area runners in ECC 3A/4A cross country meet

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's Videl Wright led the 3-A runners with a ninth-place finish during an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A cross country meet at Boyd Lee Park on Wednesday. Wright finished the course in 19 minutes, 8 seconds. Joseph Mooneyham paced...

Vikings shut out Cougars in ECC 2A soccer

KINSTON -- Goldsboro never found the mark in a 3-0 loss at Kinston on Wednesday. The Cougars play host to Ayden-Grifton on Monday....

Rams upend Hawks in ECC 2A soccer battle

SNOW HILL -- North Lenoir could not hold on to an early lead and fell 5-3 to Greene Central in overtime on Wednesday. Michael Bednarz, Braxton Greene and Eric Holloway each scored one goal for the Hawks. Nicholas Kennedy tallied...

S. Central snaps EW's 2-match win streak

WINTERVILLE -- South Central held off a late Eastern Wayne rally and earned a 25-16, 25-16, 27-25 win in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference match Tuesday evening. Mariah Stevens and Jenna Rouse each finished with six kills for the Warriors....

Epiphany sweeps WCDS on CPIC volleyball scene

Wayne Country Day battled, but fell short in a 25-27, 13-25, 23-25 loss against Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference foe Epiphany on Wednesday night. Sarah Crooks led the Chargers with 20 digs and nine kills. Bailee Creger added seven kills...

Cougars earn ECC 2A sweep of Greene Central

SNOW HILL -- Goldsboro collected 28 kills as a team and defeated Greene Central 25-21, 26-24, 25-22 on Wednesday night. Becca Pittard led the Cougars with 11 kills and three blocks. Alexus Davis tallied eight kills. Matti Rose Lyon finished...

Dogs avenge only loss of the season

BUNN -- Princeton avenged its only loss of the season with a 19-25, 26-24, 25-18, 25-19 win over Bunn on Wednesday night. Tori Paul led the Bulldogs with 14 kills. Savanna Massengill added 12 kills, while Kasey Edwards tallied 10...

Greene Central rolls over Tarboro

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central cruised through singles play and rolled to an 8-1 win over Tarboro on Wednesday afternoon. Taylar Keel, Lindsey May, MacKenzie Butts, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman and Caitlin Deans each won their respective singles match for...

CBA netters double up Hunt

Charles B. Aycock swept the three doubles matches and rallied past Wilson Hunt 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon. The tandems of Ashton Walker-Rachel Jackson, Casie Belom-Cassidy Coerver and Haley Creech-Kassidy Pitchford each prevailed for the Golden Falcons. Walker, Jackson and Belom...

Trojans spike in-state rival Chowan

MURFREESBORO -- Nicole Karas, Lauren Lee and Nicole Sparks served three aces apiece and Mount Olive College handed previously-unbeaten Chowan University a 25-16, 25-14, 25-23 loss on Wednesday evening. Carly White cranked out 10 kills for the Trojans, who...

Barton men, women knock off MOC in soccer

Barton Sports Information WILSON -- Senior Archer Bane supplied the Barton College men's soccer team with a five-point performance en route to a dominating 4-2 conquest over Conference Carolinas archrival Mount Olive College on Wednesday evening. The Bulldogs (1-4-1 overall,...

Williams likes having stable of running backs

Bubba Williams has a good problem on his hands at Eastern Wayne. The Warriors' head coach faces the dilemma of trying to split carries between a multitude of capable backs and a quarterback who has proven he can makes plays...

Zacharzuk (Collin) notches hat trick for CBA

astevens@newsargus.com A convincing win over a bitter rival is always nice. Staying in contention for a coveted playoff berth is even better. Collin Zacharzuk scored three goals and Charles B. Aycock defeated Eastern Wayne 5-2 on Wednesday night in...

Carolina 1A Conference play begins Friday

Every high school football coach knows that the season basically breaks down into three separate parts each year. There is the non-conference slate, the conference portion and hopefully a trip to the postseason. Carolina 1-A Conference teams, with the exception...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: North Lenoir d. Goldsboro 25-12, 25-12 -- Mary Dunn paced the Cougars with three aces. * Soccer: Freedom Christian d. Wayne Country Day 4-0 -- The Chargers travel to Greenfield on Friday. Middle schools *...

Princeton drops 1st set, hands Rosewood 2nd league loss of the season

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Rosewood sent the message it was ready to play against archrival Princeton during the opening set Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs responded in emphatic fashion when the Eagles snapped their string of six consecutive three-set sweeps. Senior middle...

Saints, Bears play to 1-1 draw

astevens@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Knocking off Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference co-leader New Bern normally takes a solid 80 minutes of soccer. Southern Wayne turned in 100 strong minutes against the Bears Tuesday evening and still didn't come away with a win....

Neuse River Youth Football League

10-Under: C.B. Aycock 40, North Duplin 0 -- Clay Matthews collected four touchdowns, while teammates Chris Crow and Jamil Johnson supplied one TD apiece. Mathew Newsome and Turner Bass emerged the defensive leaders. The Little Falcons (3-0 overall) entertain Mount...

Rosewood boys, Princeton girls prevail in Carolina XC meet

MOUNT OLIVE-- Rosewood won the boys' portion and Princeton claimed the girls' half of a Carolina 1-A Conference meet at Mount Olive College on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles' boys tallied 37 points, while runner-up Spring Creek collected 57 points. Princeton...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Hiromi Sueki emerged the low net gross winner during weekly play at Walnut Creek Country Club. Evelyn Rose and Gaye Bryant secured low net and low putts, respectively....

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Nan Jarrell claimed game-of-the-week honors with a low gross score of 88 on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Gwen Kelly seized low net. Novella Zambelli took low putts....

Rosewood linksters place 2nd at Wedgewood

WILSON -- Rosewood finished second in a five-team match at Wedgewood Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon. Washington won the match with a team score of 140. The Eagles compiled a 144. North Johnston (156) finished third ahead of Wilson Beddingfield's...

Goldsboro drops 3-set affair at North Lenoir

LaGRANGE -- Goldsboro endured a 25-9, 25-12, 25-9 loss on Tuesday evening at Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe North Lenoir. Matti Rose Lyon led the Cougars with three aces. Goldsboro (3-11 overall, 1-3 ECC) continues conference play today at Greene...

Wayne Country Day rallies past Community in volleyball

Sarah Crooks recorded a whopping 28 digs and Wayne Country Day turned back Community Christian 28-26, 18-25, 7-25, 25-19, 15-10 in non-conference action. Celeste Davis collected 12 kills. Crooks and Bailee Creger posted seven kills apiece. Rachel Uzzell dished out...

Golden Falcons break into ECC 3A/4A soccer win column

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock picked up its first Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference win of the season with a 4-0 victory over South Central on Tuesday night. Chris Grieve got the Golden Falcons on the scoreboard with a penalty kick...

Roethling's PK lifts Chargers on the road

FAYETTEVILLE -- Charlie Roethling scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick and Wayne Country Day slipped past Freedom Christian 4-3 in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference outing Tuesday afternoon. Freedom Christian entered the game unbeaten in three games...

WCDS shuts out Ridgecroft on tennis courts

AHOSKIE -- Wayne Country Day swept Ahoskie Ridgecroft 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Taylor Willman, Jennifer Potts, Ally Willman, Mollie McDonald, Meredith Roethling and Margaux Pope each earned a singles point for the Chargers. The doubles teams of Potts-A. Willman, T....

Greene Central netters dominate North Lenoir

LaGRANGE -- Greene Central remained unbeaten in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play with a 9-0 win at North Lenoir on Tuesday afternoon. Taylar Keel, Lindsey May, Mackenzie Butts, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman and Caitlin Deans all won their respective singles...

CBA posts shutout in ECC 3A/4A tennis play

GREENVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock cruised past D.H. Conley 9-0 in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play on Tuesday afternoon. Ashton Walker, Rachel Jackson, Casie Belom, Cassidy Coerver, Kassidy Pitchford and Megan Parrish each provided a singles win for the Golden...

No. 3-ranked Eastern Wayne tops J.H. Rose in tennis

GREENVILLE -- Third-ranked Eastern Wayne turned back Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe J.H. Rose 7-2 on Thursday afternoon. Faith Sutton, Savannah Sutton, Cameron Dove, Debbie Mitchell and Brennan Dove all supplied a singles win for the Warriors. The teams of...

Spring Creek nets conference-opening win

Spring Creek won five of six singles matches on its way to a 7-2 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Rosewood on Tuesday afternoon. Anna Haggerty, Megan Jones, Carly Stevens, Grace West and Cassie Alphin each contributed a singles point...

MOC men's golf team shares 7th place

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Mount Olive College posted a three-day team score of 887 and tied for seventh overall at the Jay Jennison Memorial men's golf tournament. Brady Hollenbacher and Jesus Valderrama shared 22nd place with 54-hole scores of...

Wagner employs younger players in 2nd half vs. Conley

rhanchett@newsargus.com In poker, players are forced to work with the cards that they are dealt. Eastern Wayne soccer coach Jorg Wagner knows when his hand isn't too good. The Warriors lost 10-1 to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe D.H....

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Preps: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: Greene Central d. Kinston 25-9, 25-5 -- Greene Central tallied 16 aces and two kills in a rout of Kinston on Monday. * Volleyball: Community Christian d. Wayne Country Day 25-22, 25-27, 25-21 -- Olivia...

Rams, Vikings play 5-set thriller in ECC 2A volleyball

KINSTON -- Greene Central forced Kinston to five sets on Monday, but it was not enough in a 25-18, 25-27, 25-14, 16-25, 11-15 loss in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play. The Rams finished with 18 kills and five aces as...

North Johnston spikers sweep Cougars

Goldsboro failed to get its offense going in a 25-9, 25-9, 25-14 defeat against North Johnston on Monday night. Alexus Davis led the Cougars with four kills. Maddie Rose finished with six assists. Goldsboro (3-10 overall) steps back into Eastern...

Rosewood cruises to Carolina 1A soccer road win

SMITHFIELD -- Rosewood opened up a three-goal lead in the first half and cruised to a 4-1 win over Carolina 1-A Conference newcomer Neuse Charter on Monday afternoon. Ethan Chapin finished with a goal and an assist for the Eagles....

WCDS soccer edges Community Christian

Wayne Country Day got the benefit of an own goal and earned a 2-1, non-conference win over Community Christian on Monday afternoon. Matt Kierski got the Chargers on the board when he converted a corner kick from Charlie Roethling. Wayne...

Chargers net CPIC tennis shutout

Wayne Country Day swept the singles and doubles courts during a 9-0 conquest of Epiphany on the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference scene Monday afternoon. Taylor Willman, Jennifer Potts, Ally Willman, Mollie Catherine McDonald, Meredith Roethling and Margaux Pope each...

Tigers upend Gators, create breathing room in league

rhanchett@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- James Kenan played faster than Spring Creek for 60 minutes. By the time the Gators got their offense in gear it was too late. The Tigers walked out of "The Swamp" with a 3-2 victory in...

Monday, September 23, 2013

Eagles tackle well, rewarded with win

Rosewood accomplished its mission. The Eagles used a stellar defensive effort in the second half to hold South Lenoir scoreless and allow Rosewood's offense a chance to win the game in comeback fashion 24-20. The biggest difference for the...

Area football players-of-the-week: Sept. 23

OFFENSE: Michael Woodard (Rosewood) -- Rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown on just seven carries to help take some of the offensive load away from the team's top rusher Jamari McGown.DEFENSE: Cody Garner (Princeton) -- The junior linebacker recorded...

MOC women notch first soccer win of 2013

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Connect the dots. Mount Olive College head women's soccer coach Matt Hisler offered that advice all afternoon to his team that had suffered a heart-breaking overtime loss just 24 hours earlier. The Trojans followed Hisler's advice...

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rosewood completes comeback victory

rhanchett@newsargus.com With three minutes left in the game and 76 yards from the end zone, Rosewood head coach Robert Britt turned the ball over to quarterback Jacob Sasser. The senior signal caller engineered a scoring drive that gave the Eagles...

Princeton outlasts Union

ANDREW STEVENS astevens@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- In the midst of the chaos at the Fred L. Bartholomew Jr. Athletic Complex on Friday night there was a calm. There was a quiet confidence on the Princeton sideline, too. That belief didn't go...

Corinth Holders beats CB Aycock

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Cole Sakowski might not have the physical stature to attract college coaches, but the Corinth-Holders quarterback certainly caused enough headaches for Charles B. Aycock's defense Friday evening. Anyone got any ibuprofen? Sakowski completed his first nine passes...

Weekend Preps

Girls' tennis North Duplin 9, Rosewood 0 * North Duplin defeated Rosewood 9-0 in Carolina 1-A Conference play. Julissa Quintanilla, Jazmin Quintanilla, Casey Whitted, Hannah Smith, Conner Mikitka and Taylor Dilday each picked up a singles point for the Rebels....

NC prep football scores

Albemarle 79, Chatham Central 0 Alexander Central 49, Hickory St. Stephens 14 Andrews 33, Copper Basin, Tenn. 20 Anson County 35, Pembroke Swett 25 Arden Christ School 20, Hendersonville 14 Asheville 34, Q Foundation 18 Belmont South Point 52, Asheville...

Football Digest

DUDLEY -- Cleveland held Southern Wayne to 82 yards of total offense during a 37-0, non-conference win at the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex on Friday evening. Tyaire Allen led the Saints' rushing attack with 62 yards on eight carries....

BOX - South Lenoir-Rosewood

South Lenoir 7 13 0 0 -- 20 Rosewood 0 0 8 16 -- 24 First quarter SL -- Jones 1 run (Ladich kick), 7:47 Second quarter SL -- Stroud 78 run (kick failed), 11:53 SL -- Jones 98 fumble...

BOX - Union-Princeton

Union 14 0 14 13 -- 41 Princeton 7 7 13 15 -- 42 First quarter U -- Faison 31 run (Rodriguez kick), 10:49 U -- Faison 52 punt return (Rodriguez kick), 5:47 P -- Wooten 7 run (Mendez kick),...

BOX - Cleveland-Southern Wayne

Cleveland 21 6 7 3 -- 37 Southern Wayne 0 0 0 0 -- 0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Southern Wayne -- Marquise Baldwin 8-13; Xzavier Pearsall 2-3; Jartarvis Bradshaw 2-3; Tyaire Allen 8-62; Brion Kornegay 2-(minus 1); DJ Graham...

BOX - Aycock-Corinth Holders

C-Holders 7 12 7 0 -- 26 C.B. Aycock 7 7 0 7 -- 21 First quarter CH -- Walker 20 pass from Sakowski (Farmer kick), 9:14 CBA -- Clark 4 run (Harrison kick), 4:20 Second quarter CH -- Smith...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Chargers net victory over CPIC tennis archrival Greenfield

rcoggins@newsargus.com Leader of the pack. Wayne Country Day remained unbeaten on the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference girls' tennis scene with a 7-2 triumph over archrival Greenfield on Thursday afternoon. The Chargers (8-2 overall, 2-0 CPIC) secured the outcome in...

Warriors catching 'winning fever' in volleyball

rhanchett@newsargus.com After enduring 12 consecutive losses to start the season, the Eastern Wayne volleyball team now finds itself in the midst of a hot streak. The Warriors dominated the first set and rolled past Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rival Southern...

Eagles' Jones prevails on favorite XC course

Wayne Christian's Connor Jones was the top male runner in a nine-team meet held at Historic Waynesborough Park on Thursday afternoon. Jones finished the race in 17 minutes, 33 seconds. Goldsboro's Victor Prezbindowski was second in 18:55. Wayne Christian's Spencer...

Rosewood linksters place 4th at Pine Hollow

CLAYTON -- Rosewood finished fourth in a 12-team match contested at Pine Hollow Golf Course on Thursday afternoon. West Johnston won with a team score of 139. North Johnston (148) and Smithfield-Selma (149) were second and third, respectively. The Eagles...

Southern Wayne soccer knocks off South Central, 3-0

WINTERVILLE -- Southern Wayne earned a 3-0 win at South Central on Thursday evening. Ulysses Ramirez, Alfonso Ortiz and Desir Deufort each scored for the Saints. Southern Wayne (5-2-0 overall, 2-1-0 ECC) plays host to New Bern on Tuesday....

DH Conley slips past CBA in ECC 3A soccer game

GREENVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock saw a 2-1 lead halftime lead evaporate in a 3-2 loss to D.H. Conley in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference game Thursday evening. Dallen Edwards scored of Collin Zacharzuk's corner kick in the 10th minute...

Princeton sweeps James Kenan in volleyball

PRINCETON -- Carolina 1-A Conference leader Princeton picked up a 25-7, 25-9, 25-13 win at James Kenan on Thursday evening. Savanna Massengill paced the Bulldogs with 15 kills and four blocks. Taylor Carroll had eight kills and Kasey Edwards supplied...

Rosewood spikers turn back Hobbton

Rosewood swept Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Hobbton 25-6, 25-14, 25-8 on Thursday evening. The Eagles' Anna Ingram handed out 10 assists to go with two aces. Callie Thornton supplied seven aces, three kills and two digs. Ellen Morgan contributed three...

Greene Central posts another shutout in ECC 2A tennis

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central cruised past Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opponent Ayden-Grifton 9-0 on Thursday afternoon. Taylar Keel, Lindsay May, MacKenzie Butts, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman and Morgan Britt each earned a singles win. The tandems of Keel-Butts, May-Holloman...

Golden Falcons double JH Rose in tennis

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock won all three doubles matches and defeated J.H. Rose 6-3 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A match on Thursday afternoon. Ashton Walker, Casie Belom and Kassidy Pitchford each recorded a singles victory for the Golden Falcons....

Lakewood upends Spring Creek in volleyball

astevens@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Deanna Morris may not put much stock in moral victories, but there's no denying her Spring Creek volleyball program is headed in the right direction. The Gators pushed Lakewood throughout a 25-18, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21 Carolina...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Rhonda Williams captured game-of-the-week and low gross during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Teresa Shearin took low net and Sherry Minner won low putts. Cathy Garris took second place in first flight play during an Eastern...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: Hobbton d. Rosewood 25-9, 16-25, 25-21 -- Ada Rivera led the Eagles with five assists and three service aces. Logan Merritt provided six aces and two digs. Hannah Daniels added three aces, three digs and...

Rosewood faces another running team tonight

rhanchett@newsargus.com Rosewood has a complex problem. The Eagles have allowed 661 yards rushing during the last two weeks. Midway and Lejeune combined to score 93 points and each contest ended in defeat for Rosewood. Lejeune's Jamaz Richardson rolled for 181...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: Greene Central d. North Lenoir 25-23, 25-18 -- Greene Central finsihed with five service aces and three kills as a team against the Hawks. The Rams travel to Kinston tonight. Middle schools * Boys' soccer:...

Spring Creek shuts down Rosewood in soccer

astevens@newsargus.com Rosewood knew prior to its game with Spring Creek on Wednesday evening that one team was going to take a step backwards in the Carolina 1-A Conference. That team turned out to be the Eagles. Otto Binar scored three...

NRYFL results

* 10-Under: C.B. Aycock 45, Grantham 7 -- Hunter Theriac rushed one touchdown and passed for another during the Little Falcons' victory at Hardy Talton Stadium on Wednesday evening. Quinn Acree tallied two touchdowns. Chris Crow, Turner Bass, SJ...

Southern Wayne linksters win dual meet at Southern Wayne CC

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne made the most of near-perfect conditions in a win over Beddingfield at Southern Wayne Country Club on Wednesday afternoon. Macey Weeks led the Saints with a 48. Ashley Gardiner paced the Bruins with a 55. Southern...

Hawks sweep Rams in ECC 2A volleyball

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central never solved the North Lenoir attack in a 25-15, 25-18, 25-14 loss on Wednesday night. The Rams finished with eight kills and seven aces as a team. Greene Central is the guest of Kinston today....

North Duplin stays unbeaten in Rosewood

MOUNT OLIVE -- North Duplin swept the singles courts and cruised past Rosewood, 8-1, in a Carolina 1-A Conference match contested at the Walker Tennis Complex on the Mount Olive College campus. The Rebels improved to 5-0 overall this season....

Rocky Mount nets regular-season sweep of CBA tennis

PIKEVILLE -- Rocky Mount won all three doubles matches and closed out a 7-2, non-conference win over Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday afternoon. Cassidy Coerver and Rachel Jackson each prevailed in singles for the Golden Falcons. C.B. Aycock (8-4 overall)...

Greene Central upends Wilson Fike in tennis

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central dominated play and cruised to a 9-0, non-conference win over Wilson Fike on Wednesday afternoon. Taylar Keel, Lindsey May, MacKenzie Butts, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman and Caitlin Deans each won in singles play for the...

Carpenter, Chargers defeat Pope John Paul

Wayne Country Day controlled the pace of play throuhgout a 7-2 win over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference foe Pope John Paul II Catholic High School on Wednesday night. Ramel Carpenter scored three goals and dished out an assist in...

Eovine logs hat trick in Cougars' home win

Goldsboro had no trouble dispatching former Carolina 1-A Conference rival Princeton on Wednesday night. Mickey Eovine paced the Cougars with his first-ever hat trick (three goals). Damon Pate added two goals. Rubin Quiroz, Gabe Spivey, Aaron Seate and Jeffery Martinez...

Wetherholt notches lone goal in MOC's road loss

SALISBURY -- Mount Olive College freshman Alex Wetherholt tallied the lone goal in a 2-1, non-conference loss to in-state foe Catawba College on Wednesday evening. It was Wetherholt's second goal of the season. Ellie Barnes had the assist. Catawba...

After-school fun: Frasier rushing into Princeton record books

Johnny Frasier searched for something to keep him busy after school two years ago. Now, he's starting to etch his name in the Princeton High School football record books. Frasier had never played football prior to joining the Bulldogs' junior...

The front men: Warriors' quintet paving way for successful offense

Eastern Wayne head coach Bubba Williams has preached the same message -- "be 1-0 at the end of the week" -- to his team all season. The Warriors have met Williams' challenge every week. Williams' squad is 4-0 -- a...

Brooks: How will CBA react after 1st loss?

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Denied its first 4-0 start in nearly two decades, Charles B. Aycock still has plenty of goals to mark off this season. One -- don't lose in two games in a row. Two -- don't lose at...

Eastern Wayne trips up Hunt in battle of top-10 teams

rcoggins@newsargus.com WILSON -- Patience and consistent play paid off once again for unbeaten and state-ranked Eastern Wayne on Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors remained perfect in 11 outings this season with a 6-3 conquest of No. 7-ranked Wilson Hunt. It...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. North Duplin 25-14, 25-14 -- Ada Rivera contributed two kills and a dig for the Eagles (8-5, 4-2 CC). Hannah Daniels and Carrie Beckert each had a kill, an ace and a dig....

Epiphany shuts out Wayne Country Day in soccer

astevens@newsargus.com Epiphany got the one break it needed. Wayne Country Day wondered if and when good fortune would glance in its direction. Florian Vorleiter scored the game's only goal in the 63rd minute of the Falcons' 1-0 victory in Coastal...

D.H. Conley nips Saints in ECC soccer

GREENVILLE -- D.H. Conley remained unbeaten in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play with a 2-1 triumph over Southern Wayne on Tuesday evening. Oscar Ruiz tallied the Saints' lone goal. Southern Wayne (4-2-0 overall, 1-1-0 ECC) visits South Central on Thursday....

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Evelyn Rose claimed low gross during first flight play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Sam Gillett and Jewel Ivey secured low net and low putts, respectively. Charlotte Campbell captured low gross in second flight. Linda Cannon and Nancy...

Rosewood linksters take four-team meet at Cardinal CC

SELMA -- Rosewood compiled a team score of 145 to win a four-team match on Tuesday afternoon at Cardinal Country Club. The Eagles finished ahead of North Johnston (160) and Princeton (179). Neuse Charter did not record a team score....

WCDS nets road win over Coastal Christian

WILMINGTON -- Wayne Country Day claimed all six singles matches in an 8-1 win at Coastal Christian on Tuesday afternoon. Taylor Willman, Jennifer Potts, Ally Willman, Mollie McDonald, Meredith Roethling and Margaux Pope each supplied a singles win for the...

Greene Central routs Rocky Mount in tennis

ROCKY MOUNT -- Greene Central defeated Rocky Mount 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Taylar Keel, Lindsay May, MacKenzie Butts, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman and Caitlin Deans all contributed a singles win for the Rams. The doubles teams of Keel-Radford, May-Holloman and...

Golden Falcons shut down county foe Southern Wayne in tennis

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock swept Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe Southern Wayne 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Ashton Walker, Rachel Jackson, Casie Belom, Cassidy Coerver, Kassidy Pitchford and Megan Parrish each won their respective singles matches for the Golden Falcons....

State-ranked Warriors blitz New Bern

Third-ranked Eastern Wayne rolled past New Bern 9-0 in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play on Tuesday afternoon. Faith Sutton, Savannah Sutton, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove, Debbie Mitchell and Brennan Dove each recorded a singles win for the Warriors. The tandems...

Chargers drop CPIC volleyball match to Oakwood

Wayne Country Day endured a 25-21, 25-13, 25-19 loss at the hands of Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference foe Oakwood on Tuesday afternoon. Rachel Uzzell paced the Chargers with 10 assists. Bailee Creger provided five kills and Celeste Davis added...

Spring Creek takes out James Kenan in 3 sets

WARSAW -- Spring Creek turned back Carolina 1-A Conference opponent James Kenan 25-16, 25-17, 25-15 on Tuesday evening. The Gators' Sarah Ford handed out 13 assists to go with three kills, two aces and a block. Rachel McCollum pounded out...

Rosewood spikers sweep North Duplin

Rosewood turned back Carolina 1-A Conference opponent North Duplin 25-11, 25-15, 25-7 on Tuesday evening. The Eagles' Ellen Morgan finished with 10 kills and three digs. Anna Ingram handed out 14 assists. Emily Brock supplied eight assists. Jordan Martens had...

Dogs stay perfect on Carolina 1A volleyball scene

PRINCETON -- Two-time defending champion Princeton remained unbeaten in Carolina 1-A Conference play with a 25-3, 25-16, 25-13 sweep of Lakewood on Tuesday evening. Savanna Massengill led the Bulldogs with 10 kills. Taylor Carroll and Tori Paul each contributed seven...

Goldsboro serves up 20 aces against Kinston

GOLDSBORO -- Goldsboro snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 25-22, 25-23, 25-15 win at Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opponent Kinston on Tuesday evening. The Cougars' Becka Pittard finished with five kills and five aces. Alexus Davis contributed five kills....

Trojan volleyball team ends 0-7 start

ELIZABETH CITY -- Nicole Karas served a career- and match-high eight aces and Mount Olive College snapped a seven-game skid with a 25-16, 25-23, 25-23 victory over in-state volleyball rival Elizabeth City State on Tuesday evening. Karas also handed...

CBA misses golden scoring chances

rhanchett@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock is finding life in the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference less than hospitable. J.H. Rose scored two goals in the second half and rallied for a 2-1 victory at Hardy Talton Stadium on Tuesday night....

Scrappy EW snaps 12-game skid in volleyball

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Eastern Wayne figured, sooner or later, that its hard work would eventually produce a positive result on the volleyball court this season. It finally happened Tuesday afternoon. Senior setter Kendra Nash handed out 19 assists for the...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: Midway d. Rosewood 25-20, 25-21 -- Hannah Daniels led Rosewood with five kills. Ada Rivera added two aces and three assists. Rosewood (7-5 overall) entertains North Duplin today. Middle schools * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Spring...

North Johnston defeats Goldsboro on volleyball court

North Johnston put together a strong performance and defeated Goldsboro 25-19, 25-14, 25-17 on Monday afternoon. Alexus Davis led the Cougars with five kills. Goldsboro (2-8 overall) visits Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe Kinston tonight....

Mercer logs 14 kills in Eagles' straight-set win

Rosewood got off to a good start and never looked back in a 25-15, 25-13, 25-23 win over Midway on Monday night. Lexi Mercer paced the Eagles' offense with 14 kills and one block. Ellen Morgan added eight kills and...

Rosewood shuts out Goldsboro in soccer

Rosewood overcame a sluggish start and rallied past Goldsboro 3-0 on Monday night. The Eagles benefited from an own goal in the 44th minute for a 1-0 lead. Than Truong found Marquail Almontaser with a corner kick in the 71st...

Saints blitz Vikings on soccer pitch

KINSTON -- Three players scratched in the scoring column during Southern Wayne's 5-2, regular-season sweep of Kinston on Monday evening. Billy Gonzalez and Ulysses Ramirez punched in two goals apiece. Desir Deufort added one goal. The Saints (4-1-0 overall) travel...

Trojans' Andersen shoots 3-under 69

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Sebastian Andersen is tied for seventh out of 85 individual golfers and Mount Olive is tied for fourth out of 17 teams after opening-round play of the Kiawah Island Men's Golf Invitational. Andersen fired a...

Monday, September 16, 2013

Prep notebook: Open date comes at good time for Goldsboro

Doubting its confidence after an 0-2 start, Goldsboro High finds itself carrying some momentum into its bye week. There are still plenty of questions. The Cougars must find some depth since they faced some awkward situations against county rival...

Area football players-of-the-week: Sept. 13

OFFENSE -- Kamone Best (Eastern Wayne) -- Rushed for a career-high 257 yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries in a 50-20 win over Greene Central. The Warriors are 4-0 for the first time in program history.DEFENSE -- Justin...

WCDS nets victory over The Elon School

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day secured the outcome in singles play and handed The Elon School an 8-1 loss on the final day of the Alice Cobb Memorial contested at Barton College. Taylor Willman, Jennifer Potts, Ally Willman, Meredith...

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Preps digest: JV scores

JV sports * Boys' soccer: Oakwood 2, Wayne Country Day 1 -- Drew Barnes scored the Chargers' lone goal in their Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A contest Friday afternoon. WCDS fell to 2-4 overall. * Volleyball: North Duplin d. James...

Saints, Hawks engage in non-conference shootout

rhanchett@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Tyaire Allen scored five touchdowns, Southern Wayne reached the end zone on three of its first six offensive plays and rolled to a 52-33 victory over North Lenoir on Friday night. "That was a strange game for...

NC prep football scores

Albemarle 41, East Montgomery 0 Alexander Central 26, Catawba Bandys 16 Alleghany County 58, South Stokes 41 Arendell-Parrott Academy 72, Word of God Christian Academy 28 Asheboro 34, Randleman 33 Boonville Starmount 21, East Bend Forbush 14 Burnsville Mountain Heritage...

Trojans' Lafond wins Furman Cross Country Classic

FURMAN, S.C. -- Mount Olive College sophomore Dylan Lafond emerged as the individual champion during the Division II-III/NAIA portion of the inaugural Furman Cross Country Classic on Saturday morning. Lafond ran the 8k course in 24 minutes, 12.32 seconds....

Two late defensive stops lift Goldsboro past CBA

rcoggins@newsargus.com Charles B. Aycock almost delivered the knockout blow. Goldsboro wobbled, but didn't go down. The Cougar defense responded with two key stops in a county battle that looked more like a 12-round heavyweight fight at Cougar Stadium on Friday...

Best leads Warriors past Rams, 50-20

astevens@newsargus.com SNOW HILL -- Kamone Best watches highlight film of his older brother Lamar's playing days at Eastern Wayne every chance he gets. With a few more performances like the one he turned in Friday night, Kamone might just end...

BOX -- S. Creek-Wake Christian

Spring Creek 7 3 7 7 -- 24 Wake Christian 6 0 14 0 -- 20 First quarter SC -- Hammonds 4 run (Russo kick) Second quarter SC -- Russo 32 FG Third quarter SC -- Faison 9 run (Russo...

BOX -- Rosewood-Lejeune

Rosewood 0 12 0 0 -- 12 Lejeune 14 21 7 0 -- 42 Second quarter R -- McGown 52 pass from Sasser (kick failed), 11:11 R -- McGown 1 run (run failed), 0:32 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Rosewood --...

BOX -- Princeton-N. Johnston

Princeton 7 3 22 13 -- 45 North Johnston 12 14 6 0 -- 32 First quarter P -- Frasier 31 run (Mendez kick) Second quarter P -- Mendez 27 FG Third quarter P -- Frasier 52 run (Frasier run)...

BOX -- N. Lenoir-So. Wayne

North Lenoir 21 6 6 0 -- 33 Southern Wayne 27 13 6 6 -- 52 First quarter NL -- Durant 57 pass from Baker (Castaneda kick), 9:5 SW -- Allen 20 run (Craig kick), 7:55 SW -- Allen 43...

BOX -- N. Duplin-Dixon

North Duplin 0 12 0 7 -- 19 Dixon 13 13 14 6 -- 46 Second quarter ND -- Dar. Goodman 15 run (kick blocked), 10:37 ND -- Scott 2 fumble return (kick failed), 3:54 Fourth quarter ND -- Britt...

BOX -- James Kenan-E. Duplin

James Kenan 7 0 15 3 -- 25 East Duplin 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter JK -- Sutton 8 run (Hernandez kick) Third quarter JK -- Sutton 85 run (Williams run) JK -- Williams 24 run (Hernandez...

BOX -- Goldsboro-C.B. Aycock

C.B. Aycock 7 0 16 7 -- 30 Goldsboro 12 0 14 14 -- 40 First quarter G -- Baker 27 pass from Bowden (kick failed), 8:34 CBA -- Morrow 2 run (Harrison kick), 4:50 G -- Malette 12 run...

BOX -- E. Wayne-G. Central

Eastern Wayne 14 8 21 7 -- 50 Greene Central 0 8 6 6 -- 20 First quarter EW -- Boudy 11 pass from Steiner (Jones kick failed), 4:52 EW -- Best 83 run (Pridgen run), 0:48 Second quarter EW...

Spring Creek snaps 18-game skid on gridiron

RALEIGH -- Spring Creek halted an 18-game skid with a come-from-behind, 24-20 win over Wake Christian on Friday evening. The Gators entered the contest with the state's sixth-longest losing streak. "We're thrilled about breaking that streak," SC head coach Aaron...

Princeton rallies past county rival North Johnston

KENLY -- Johnny Frasier rushed for 267 yards and four touchdowns as Princeton rallied for a 45-32, non-conference win over county rival North Johnston on Friday evening. The Bulldogs trailed 26-10 at halftime before putting together a comeback. Frasier raced...

No. 1-ranked Tigers blitz Panthers on road

BEULAVILLE -- No. 1-ranked James Kenan shut out county foe East Duplin 25-0 on Friday night. Senior tailback Marcelias Sutton rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers. He had an 8-yard score in the first quarter and...

Dixon bowls over North Duplin

HOLLY RIDGE -- Daron Goodman and Emiliano Mora each recorded 100-yard nights in the backfield, but Dixon strolled past North Duplin, 46-19, on Friday evening. The Bulldogs beat the Rebels for the first time since 2009. Goodman rushed for 141...

Devilpups run past Eagles

CAMP LEJEUNE -- Jamaz Richardson rushed for 181 yards and four touchdowns to lead Lejeune to a 42-12, non-conference win over Rosewood on Friday night. Richardson tallied 164 yards and three touchdowns in the first two quarters as the Devilpups...

Freshmen lead Chargers past Oakwood on soccer pitch

GREENVILLE -- Two freshmen provided the offensive punch Wayne Country Day needed in a 2-1 triumph over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A foe Oakwood School on Friday afternoon. Noah Adkins tallied a first-half goal on an assist from Miller Gerrard. Hayes...

Eagles drop tough CCC soccer battle

Northwood Temple punched in a pair of second-half goals and slipped past Wayne Christian, 2-1, on the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference scene Friday afternoon. Holden Foster provided the lone goal for WCS in the 81st minute. Each team had 16...

North Duplin slips past James Kenan in 5 sets

CALYPSO -- Junior Chesney Brown cranked out a match-high 20 kills and North Duplin slipped past James Kenan 26-24, 19-25, 26-24, 21-25, 15-5 in a Carolina 1-A Conference match. Brown also served five aces. Junior Jennifer Barrow and sophomore Shaily...

South Central sweeps CBA on volleyball court

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock notched 11 kills and eight service aces as a team during a 25-9, 25-18, 25-18 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A foe South Central. Ashley Darden had three kills, while Meredith Burroughs contributed two kills and...

Defending NCISAA 1A dual-team champ too much for WCDS

WILSON -- Defending N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A dual-team champion Statesville Christian defeated Wayne Country Day 9-0 on opening day of the Alice Cobb Memorial at Barton College. "We didn't fare very well," Chargers head coach Joann Logan said....

NRYFL: CBA 12-U team defeats Eastern Wayne

12-Under: C.B. Aycock 34, Eastern Wayne 12 -- Xavier Eutsey and Quinn Caballero scored two touchdowns apiece for the Little Falcons. Coltry Hann added one TD. Tyler Hughes rushed for 55 yards. Jonas Creel emerged the defensive leader with...

Friday, September 13, 2013

JV football: Greene Central 54, E. Wayne 18

Montavious Battle and Unique Johnson each scored three touchdowns for Greene Central in a 54-18, non-conference win at Eastern Wayne on Thursday evening. Brandon Hunt and Miles Williams each added a touchdown for the Rams. Khalil Williams, Rahlyk Elbert and...

Rosewood emerges top team at Cardinal CC

SELMA -- Rosewood won a 10-team meet contested at Cardinal Country Club on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles post a team score of 140 and finished one stroke ahead of Smithfield-Selma. West Johnston was third at 142. Lindsey Burton led the...

South Lenoir beats Goldsboro in ECC 2A volleyball opener

Goldsboro opened the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference portion of its schedule with a 25-9, 25-10, 25-13 loss to visiting South Lenoir on Thursday evening. Becka Pittard led the Cougars with five kills and two blocks. Goldsboro (2-7 overall, 0-1 ECC)...

Chargers drop CPIC volleyball match

GREENVILLE -- Wayne Country Day attempted to rally, but came up short in a 25-20, 25-18, 24-26, 25-19 loss Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A newcomer Pope John Paul II Catholic High School on Thursday afternoon. Bailee Creger collected 18 digs for...

Rosewood stops Lakewood in four sets

ROSEBORO -- Rosewood picked up a 27-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-23 win on at Lakewood on Thursday evening. Anna Ingram handed out 26 assists for the Eagles to go with four kills, two service aces and a block. Ellen Morgan had...

Princeton stays unbeaten in Carolina 1A volleyball action

SMITHFIELD -- Princeton turned back Carolina 1-A Conference foe Neuse Charter in three sets on Thursday evening. Taylor Carroll and Savanna Massengill each provided six kills for the Bulldogs. Hailey Wood finished with five kills. Beth Braswell added seven service...

Perennial tennis power Cardinal Gibbons blanks GC

SNOW HILL -- Perennial powerhouse Cardinal Gibbons dealt Greene Central a 9-0 loss on Thursday afternoon. The Crusaders, ranked No. 1 in the state in 3-A, dropped just seven games between singles and doubles play throughout the match. "Cardinal Gibbons...

CBA tennis completes regular-season sweep of New Bern

NEW BERN -- Charles B. Aycock swept Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference opponent New Bern 9-0 on Thursday afternoon. Ashton Walker, Rachel Jackson, Casie Belom, Cassidy Coerver, Kassidy Pitchford and Haley Creech each collected a win in singles play. The duos...

State-ranked Warriors earn another ECC tennis shutout

WINTERVILLE -- State-ranked Eastern Wayne remained unbeaten in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play with a 9-0 win on Thursday at South Central. Faith Sutton, Savannah Sutton, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove, Debbie Mitchell and Brennan Dove each earned a singles win...

Spring Creek nets win over Rosewood in tennis

Spring Creek swept the singles and doubles courts, and handed county rival Rosewood a 9-0 loss on Thursday afternoon. The match did not count toward the Carolina 1-A Conference standings. Anna Haggerty, Megan Jones, Carly Stevens, Madelyn Coates, Grace West...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Nearly 60 participants from a dozen clubs participated in an Eastern Carolina Ladies Golf Association meet contested on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. WCCC winners were Hiromi Sueki, first low net in second flight; Evelyn Rose, first low...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Lakewood 25-17, 25-17 -- Ada Rivera distributed six assists for the Eagles (7-4 overall, 3-2 Carolina 1-A Conference). Hannah Daniels had three aces and three kills. Carrie Beckert added four digs. Payton Lane...

Jones emerges top individual runner on Waynesborough course

Connor Jones knows his opportunities to run on the course he calls "home" are numbered. The Wayne Christian senior was the class of the field in the boys' portion of a multi-team meet at historic Waynesborough Park on Thursday afternoon....

Wayne Christian XC results

Results for a cross country meet hosted by Wayne Christian on Thursday at Historic Waynesborough Park: Boys' team scores WCS 48 WCDS 52 Faith Christian-RM 54 Grace Christian 159 Cornerstone 167 Flora McDonald 169 Boys' top 10 finishers 1. Connor...

Saints turn back Golden Falcons, 3-1, in soccer

rhanchett@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne looked fresh and ready to open Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play on Thursday night. Charles B. Aycock looked like a tired team playing its third game in as many nights. The Saints won 3-1 at...

County rivals face each face biggest challenge of the year

Charles B. Aycock's previous three senior classes graduated without a victory over county rival Goldsboro High on the football the field. The latest group of Golden Falcon seniors look to write a different chapter in their "new beginning" book when...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Prep football: Sanders sees positives, wants consistency

Spring Creek head coach Aaron Sanders has seen the light bulb flicker at times for his team this season. The Gators are working on keeping the lights on for four quarters. Spring Creek (0-3 overall) has shown flashes of promise...

Prep football: Princeton fixing the little things

Sometimes the devil is truly in the details for football coaches who spend most of fall practice trying to get players in game-ready condition while teaching the basic fundamental principals of offense and defense. It's often the small aspects of...

New Bern knocks off Eastern Wayne in soccer

astevens@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne had an opportunity to measure itself against one of eastern North Carolina's better boys' soccer teams on Wednesday evening. The Warriors learned that going toe-to-toe with Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe New Bern for 80 minutes is...

Unbeaten Rebels double up Gators in tennis

SEVEN SPRINGS -- North Duplin remained unbeaten in three outings this season with a 6-3 triumph over Spring Creek. The match did not count toward the Carolina 1-A Conference standings. Julissa Quintanilla, Jazmin Quintanilla, Casey Whitted and Hannah Smith each...

CBA nets non-league win over Wilson Fike

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock claimed four points during singles play and defeated Wilson Fike 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon. Ashton Walker, Rachel Jackson, Casie Belom and Kassidy Pitchford each won their respective singles match for the Golden Falcons. The tandems...

Fike edges C.B. Aycock, 3-2

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock became just the third team to score a goal against No. 3-ranked Wilson Fike when the two non-conference foes squared off at Hardy Talton Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcons punched two goals against...

Spring Creek rolls over Neuse Charter

SMITHFIELD -- Spring Creek scored at will in a 9-0 win over Neuse Charter on the Carolina 1-A Conference soccer scene Wednesday evening. David Vega led the Gators with three goals and one assist. Ivan Lemus had two goals. Otto...

Rosewood slips past Lakewood, 2-1

ROSEBORO -- Rosewood scored both of its goals in the first half and held off Carolina 1-A Conference foe Lakewood 2-1 on Wednesday night. Than Truong put the Eagles on the board off an assist from Zach Barnes. Truong boosted...

Southern Wayne boys, girls place 3rd in ECC meet

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne crossed the finish line third in both the boys' and girls' team standings at an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference cross country meet on Wednesday. New Bern won the boys' and girls' team portions of the meet....

MOC men's, women's soccer dealt road defeats

CHARLOTTE -- Queens University notched two goals within the final five minutes of regulation and handed Mount Olive College a 3-0, non-conference loss on Wednesday evening. Goalie Aleksandar Drobac recorded seven saves for the Trojans, who endured their second...

Prep football: No. 1-ranked James Kenan has plenty of work to do

James Kenan has intentionally played a difficult non-conference schedule in hopes of preparing for another run through the postseason. The top-ranked Tigers have one more hurdle to clear before opening their Carolina 1-A Conference schedule in two weeks. James Kenan...

ECC runners battle challenging course at C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- A hot, humid day. A tricky course. And good competition. Runners found all those factors rolled up into one during an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference cross country meet at Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday afternoon. South Central...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Boys' soccer: Greenfield 1, Wayne Country Day 0 -- Greenfield only got two shots on goal but one of them found the mark in a 1-0 win over Wayne Country Day on Tuesday afternoon. Wayne Country...

Rosewood spikers turn back Spring Creek

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- County rivals Rosewood and Spring Creek learned a few things about themselves and each other during their Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball match Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles need to finish off an opponent. The Gators must find...

NRYFL: Golden Falcons 10-U defeat Eastern Wayne

C.B. Aycock 27, Eastern Wayne 0 -- Clay Matthews rushed for two touchdowns during the Little Golden Falcons' season-opening win. Chris Crow and Quinn Acree each rushed for one TD. Matthews and SJ Harris paced Aycock's defense with six tackles...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Linda Watson secured game-of-the-week honors during play contested on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Mary Ann Sutton emerged a double winner by taking low gross and low net. Novella Zambelli captured low putts....

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Sam Gillett claimed low gross and Mary Morris won low net during first-flight play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Linda Cannon and Penny Ritt seized low gross and low net, respectively, in second flight. Gaye Bryant earned low...

Carolina 1A cross country teams open season

NEWTON GROVE -- Rosewood's boys and Princeton's girls claimed the team portions of a six-team Carolina 1-A Conference meet on Tuesday at Hobbton. The Eagles compiled a team score of 30 to claim the boys' portion of the meet. Princeton...

WCDS netters rebound after losing Democko

Wayne Country Day restructured its lineup and handed Lawrence Academy a 7-2, non-conference loss. The Chargers lost top-seeded Gianna Democko to a foot injury over the weekend. Head coach Joann Logan hopes Democko returns in time for the N.C. Independent...

State-ranked Eastern Wayne steamrolls So. Wayne

Fourth-ranked Eastern Wayne cruised past Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe Southern Wayne 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Faith Sutton, Savannah Sutton, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove, Debbie Mitchell and Brennan Dove each tallied a singles win for the Warriors. The tandems of...

Crossroads Christian deals Wayne Christian league volleyball loss

Wayne Christian was swept by Crossroads Christian in a 25-10, 25-16, 25-17 loss on Tuesday evening. Holly Gurley led the Eagles with two aces. Wayne Christian (1-7, 1-3 CCC) plays host to Northwood Temple on Friday....

Wayne Country Day spikers fall on CPIC volleyball scene

GREENVILLE -- Wayne Country Day endured a 25-18, 25-14, 25-17 loss on Tuesday evening at Oakwood. The Chargers' Rachel Uzzell tallied nine assists and Celeste Davis had nine digs. Sarah Crooks added three kills....

Carolina volleyball leader Princeton rolls in straight sets

PRINCETON -- Princeton remained unbeaten in Carolina 1-A Conference play with a 25-11, 25-9, 25-9 win over North Duplin on Tuesday evening. The Bulldogs (9-1, 5-0 CC) visit Neuse Charter on Thursday....

Aycock soccer drops ECC 3A/4A opener

NEW BERN -- New Bern handed Charles B. Aycock a 4-0 loss in the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference opener for both teams on Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons managed just one shot on goal. "You have nights like that, you...

Demons shut out Hawks

La GRANGE -- North Lenoir suffered a 3-0 loss to visiting Wilson Fike on Tuesday evening. Hawks' keeper Jacob Baird recorded seven saves. North Lenoir (0-4-1 overall) travels to Fike on Sept. 19....

Wayne Christian earns first win of the year

Tanner Rose scored two of Wayne Christian's three second-half goals in a 4-3 victory over Crossroads Christian on Tuesday afternoon. The game was tied 1-1 at the half before the two teams combined to score five times in the final...

EW's Davis notches game-winning goal

WINTERVILLE -- Deonte Davis scored the game-winning goal in the 60th minute and Eastern Wayne slipped past South Central 3-2 on Tuesday evening. South Central scored in the opening minute before goals from Joe Herlihy and Davis gave the Warriors...

Chargers knock off archrival Greenfield

rhanchett@newsargus.com Two teams desperately searching for a victory met on the soccer field at Wayne Country Day on Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers found what they were looking for. Hayes Gerrard scored a pair of goals and Wayne Country Day defeated...

D.H. Conley sweeps CBA in volleyball

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock head coach Emily Burke has said that when her team doesn't execute the fundamentals it has nothing else to fall back on. Tuesday evening was a perfect example. The Golden Falcons failed to do much...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Eastern Wayne 25-22, 25-19 -- Ada Rivera tallied 11 assists for Rosewood. Hannah Daniels led the team with eight kills and five digs. Rosewood (5-4 overall) will be the guest of Spring Creek...

North Johnston slips past Goldsboro

KENLY -- North Johnston did just enough against a stingy Goldsboro defense to earn a 2-1 win on Monday night. Rubin Quiroz had Goldsboro's lone marker. Jared Howard led the Cougars defensively. Goldsboro is the guest of Rosewood on Sept....

East Duplin shuts out North Lenoir

BEULAVILLE -- East Duplin controlled possession and rolled to a 7-0 win over North Lenoir on Monday night. Jacob Baird made nine saves for the Hawks. North Lenoir (0-3-1 overall) plays host to Wilson Fike today....

Southern Wayne rolls past Kinston in soccer

DUDLEY -- Seven different players tallied at least one goal apiece in Southern Wayne's 8-1, non-conference win over Kinston on Monday evening. Ulysses Ramirez led the Saints' attack with two goals. Desir Deufort, Obens Files, Juan Trejo, Colby Craig, Billy...

Hobbton builds 3-goal lead, knocks off Spring Creek

NEWTON GROVE -- Spring Creek fell behind early and never recovered in a 5-3 loss to Carolina 1-A Conference foe Hobbton on Monday night. The Wildcats led 3-0 at the half before the Gators mounted a rally. Otto Binar scored...

Greene Central doubles up nemesis Edenton Holmes

EDENTON -- Greene Central took two doubles points and put away Edenton Holmes 6-3 on Monday night. Lindsey May, MacKenzie Butts, Chasity Holloman and Caitlin Deans each earned a singles point for the Rams. The tandems of Taylar Keel-Butts and...

Fike sweeps Goldsboro in volleyball

Wilson Fike turned in a top-notch performance and dropped Goldsboro 25-9, 25-10, 25-9 on Monday night. Becca Pittard led the Cougars with three kills. Goldsboro (2-6 overall) plays host to South Lenoir in the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opener for...

Morgan delivers 21 kills in four-set win over E. Wayne

Rosewood overcame a third-set lapse and held off county foe Eastern Wayne 25-11, 25-20, 23-25, 26-24 on Monday night. Ellen Morgan paced Rosewood with 21 kills and five assists. Anna Ingram dished out 25 assists. Callie Thornton finished with eight...

James Kenan hands Rosewood 3-1 loss in soccer

rhanchett@newsargus.com Rosewood started out fast. James Kenan finished faster. The Tigers scored three unanswered goals and rallied for a 3-1 victory on the Carolina 1-A Conference boys' soccer scene Monday evening at Branch Pope Field. "I thought we played much...

Rosewood's Pipkin shoots season low on GMGC links

rcoggins@newsargus.com Alana Pipkin steadied her feet, took one last look at the long distance between her and the pin, and lightly struck the ball with her putter. Pipkin expected the ball to either stop short or roll wide of the...

Monday, September 9, 2013

Charger sweep Kestrel Heights in volleyball

Volleyball Wayne Country Day 3, Kestrel Heights 0 * Celeste Davis recorded a team-high eight kills and served four aces during Wayne Country Day's 25-21, 25-15, 25-21 non-conference victory over Kestrel Heights. It was the Chargers' fourth three-set win of...

Prep football: Players-of-the-week for Sept. 6

OFFENSE -- Neil Clark (C.B. Aycock) ... Accounted for 334 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in the Golden Falcons' victory over former Eastern Carolina 3-A foe North Lenoir.DEFENSE -- Micah Smith (Eastern Wayne) ... Picked off four passes...

Prep notebook: Baldwin emerges as Saints' top ball carrier

Southern Wayne's Marquis Baldwin turned in a stellar individual performance in Southern Wayne's 42-14 loss on Friday night at Goldsboro. Baldwin rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Baldwin had nine carries of five yards or...

MOC men's soccer drops home opener

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Short-handed Mount Olive College battled toe-to-toe against Anderson University's relentless pressure for 30 minutes on Sunday afternoon. But the physical attack took its toll over the final 60 minutes. With five starters absent, the Trojan men's...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Volleyball Spring Creek 3, Wayne Christian 0 * Kelsie Cayes recorded two kills and served three aces during Wayne Christian's 25-16, 25-19, 25-15 non-conference loss to Spring Creek inside Clifford Gymnatorium on Friday afternoon. Brooke Slusher and Emily Wells added...

North Duplin handed first defeat of season

rhanchett@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- North Duplin failed to convert on a pair of scoring opportunities in the second half. South Lenoir took advantage and held on for a 15-7 win at H.E. Grubbs Field on Friday evening. The Rebels suffered their...

Goldsboro halts two-game skid

astevens@newsargus.com Dressed in his Superman undershirt and gloves Rasheid Malette single-handedly made sure Goldsboro ended its two-game losing streak Friday evening. Malette rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns in the Cougars' 42-14 victory over Southern Wayne and avoided their...

Prep football roundup

PIKEVILLE -- Neil Clark rushed for a career-high 282 yards and three touchdowns during Charles B. Aycock's 42-29, non-conference win over North Lenoir at Hardy Talton Stadium on Friday evening. Clark's two first-quarter TDs gave the Golden Falcons a...

NC prep football scores

Albemarle 9, West Stanly 7 Anson County 41, South Stanly 9 Arendell-Parrott Academy 48, Lawrence Academy 14 Ashe County 23, Winston-Salem Reynolds 12 Asheboro 44, North Davidson 10 Asheville Erwin 46, Canton Pisgah 31 Avery County 34, Thomas Jefferson 13...

Warriors' Smith logs four interceptions, flirts with state record

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne's Micah Smith unbuckled his shoulder pad straps. and held up four fingers while he briefly chatted with family and friends. Steam rose from his head after he removed his helmet. Red Springs quarterback Blake Greene was probably...

BOX - Rosewood-Midway

Rosewood 0 7 7 0 -- 14 Midway 28 3 0 21 -- 52 Second quarter R -- Jones 1 run (Almontaser kick), 0:35 Third quarter R -- McGown 22 run (Almontaser kick), 8:33 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Rosewood --...

BOX - Princeton-Dixon

Princeton 7 7 7 7 -- 28 Dixon 5 6 14 7 -- 32 First quarter P -- Frasier 40 run (Mendez kick) Second quarter P -- Frasier 14 run (Mendez kick) Third quarter P -- Woodard 11 pass from...

BOX - CB Aycock-North Lenoir

C.B. Aycock 14 21 7 0 -- 42 North Lenoir 0 22 0 7 -- 29 First quarter CBA -- Clark run (Harrison kick) CBA -- Clark run (Harrison kick) Second quarter CBA -- Eutsey pass from Morrow (Harrison kick)...

BOX -- So. Wayne-Goldsboro

Southern Wayne 0 7 0 7 -- 0 Goldsboro 7 6 15 14 -- 42 First quarter GHS -- Malette 63 run (McAlduff kick), 5:42 Second quarter GHS -- Malette 19 run (McAlduff kick failed), 11:53 SW -- Baldwin 7...

BOX -- S. Creek-E. Carteret

Spring Creek 0 0 6 7 -- 13 East Carteret 14 16 6 6 -- 42 Third quarter SC -- Hicks 47 pass from Hammonds (kick failed) Fourth quarter SC -- Hammonds 2 run (Russo kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING --...

BOX -- N. Duplin-S. Lenoir

South Lenoir 0 8 7 0 -- 15 North Duplin 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Second quarter ND -- Daq. Goodman 2 fumble recovery (Jaimes kick), 5:32 SL -- Huffman 56 run (Huffman run), 3:55 Third quarter SL --...

BOX -- James Kenan-Union

James Kenan 8 22 14 0 -- 44 Union 6 0 0 0 -- 6 First quarter JK -- Smith 26 pass from Barnes (Sutton run), 0:27 Second quarter JK -- Barnes 1 run (Hernandez kick), 8:59 JK -- Sutton...

BOX -- E. Wayne-Red Springs

Red Springs 7 7 8 0 -- 22 Eastern Wayne 7 15 7 14 -- 43 First quarter EW -- Pridgen 5 run (Jones kick), 5:15 RS -- Elliott 40 pass from Greene (Bannick kick), 0:28.1 Second quarter EW --...

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Princeton sweeps Spring Creek, takes first place in Carolina 1A volleyball

rhanchett@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Spring Creek entered the gym with first place in the Carolina 1-A Conference volleyball standings within reach. Princeton was not ready to relinquish the spot quite yet. The Bulldogs found their footing midway through the first set...

Rosewood faces stern test against Midway

rhanchett@newsargus.com Rosewood has played two games and the feeling around Branch Pope Field is overwhelmingly positive. The Eagles are 1-1 overall. The offense has been consistent and explosive. The defense has been willing to grind out series. All in all,...

JV football: Greene Central 41, SW Edgecombe 40

Unique Johnson scored three touchdowns for the Rams. Tre Wade and Brandon Hunt each added a rushing touchdown. Dana Lanier hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Wade....

JV football: Eastern Wayne 34, Red Springs 0

Robert Gonzalez scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and also caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Joe Hayes. Dee South returned a fumble 65 yards for a score and Nation Best added a 14-yard touchdown run. Best finished with...

JV football: CBA 28, N. Lenoir 18

Tim Farmer led Aycock's rushing attack with 90 yards and two touchdowns. Jaret Paynter added 78 yards on the ground and Jayquan Ray supplied 62 rushing yards. Chandler Matthews caught two passes for 49 yards and a touchdown. Matthews also...

Gators, Saints run at Cliffs of the Neuse

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek's boys defeated Southern Wayne, 22-34, in a non-conference meet at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park on Thursday afternoon. The Saints won the girls' meet, 14-22. On the boys' side, the Gators' Gage Abbott was...

Rosewood linksters place 3rd

FOUR OAKS -- Rosewood finished third out of 11 teams in a golf match at Reedy Creek Golf Course on Thursday afternoon. West Johnston tallied a team score of 129 and finished first ahead of Clayton's score of 145. Rosewood...

Greene Central netters dominate North Lenoir

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central swept Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe North Lenoir 9-0 on Thursday afternoon. Taylar Keel, Lindsey May, MacKenzie Butts, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman and Caitlin Deans each earned a singles win for the Rams. The doubles...

N. Raleigh Christian edges Wayne Country Day in tennis

RALEIGH -- North Raleigh Christian triumphed at No. 2 doubles and handed previously-unbeaten Wayne Country Day a 5-4, non-conference loss on Thursday afternoon. "Great effort ... nice to see the girls rise up to the challenge," Chargers head coach Joann...

Trinity-Raleigh shuts out Wayne Christian

Wayne Christian allowed four second-half goals in a 6-0 loss to visiting Trinity Christian of Raleigh on Thursday afternoon. Trinity finished with a 23-5 edge in shots on goal....

Cougars fall to Hobbton in soccer

Damon Pate scored both of Goldsboro's goals in a 10-2 loss to Hobbton on Thursday evening. The Cougars (1-6-0) travel to North Johnston on Monday....

Chargers drop three-set road loss

RALEIGH -- Wayne Country Day endured a 25-15, 25-13, 25-10 loss at St. Mary's on Thursday evening. Rachel Uzzell collected eight assists for the Chargers. Bailee Creger had four kills and Sarah Crooks had three kills. Crooks and Celeste Davis...

Beddingfield sweeps Goldsboro

WILSON -- Goldsboro suffered a 25-14, 25-22, 25-10 loss at Beddingfield on Thursday evening. The Cougars' Matti Rose Lyon finished with four aces and Becka Pittard had three kills. Goldsboro (2-5 overall) plays host to Wilson Fike on Monday....

Wayne Christian rallies, gets first win of the season

Wayne Christian rallied from two sets down for its first win of the season in a 22-25, 20-25, 25-9, 25-18, 17-5 victory over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Trinity Christian of Raleigh on Thursday evening. Brooke Slusher led the Eagles...

Rosewood takes down Neuse Charter in volleyball

SMITHFIELD -- Rosewood swept Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Neuse Charter 25-5, 25-7, 25-8 on Thursday evening. Ellen Morgan pounded out 10 kills for the Eagles. Anna Ingram added eight assists and five kills. Callie Thornton had seven aces. Ashley Thornton...

MOC men, women drop respective season-opening matches

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Mount Olive College goalkeeper Aleksandar Drobac recorded nine saves in his first collegiate appearance, but Francis Marion logged the game-winning goal in the 71st minute during a 1-0 win Thursday evening. It was season opener for...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Volleyball: Wayne Country Day d. St. Mary's 25-16, 25-21 -- Olivia Dively led the Chargers with three assists, two aces, two kills and two digs. Hannah Neal had two assists and two kills. Lillian Freeman contributed...

E. Wayne-CBA tennis box

Eastern Wayne 7 C.B. Aycock 2 Singles: No. 1 Faith Sutton (EW) d. Ashton Walker 6-4, 7-6 (5); No. 2 Savannah Sutton (EW) d. Rachel Jordan 6-2, 6-1; No. 3 Casie Belom (CBA) d. McKenna Dove 7-6 (5), 6-0; No....

Persistence pays off for Warriors

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Eastern Wayne executed the most difficult of disciplines -- patience -- to near perfection Thursday afternoon. A little success in tiebreakers helped, too. Persistent from the opening serve, the No. 5-ranked Warriors stuck to their tactics and...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Girls' tennis: C.B Aycock 6, Greene Central 3 -- Charles B. Aycock held off Greene Central by a 6-3 final. * Boy's soccer: Parrott Academy 4, Wayne Country Day 2 -- Sam Dively and John Thompson...

Rosewood opens Carolina 1A soccer season with win

astevens@newsargus.com Rosewood avoided falling into a dangerous hole during its Carolina 1-A Conference opener Wednesday evening. The Eagles used a pair of late goals to put away Hobbton, 4-2, at Branch Pope Field. Rosewood applied pressure to the Wildcats' defense...

Princeton's "hammer" more than just a coveted prize

A sledge hammer represents power and strength. It's also become the object of every Princeton football player's obsession this season. Once that last bell sounds, they rush to the fieldhouse on Monday afternoon in hopes of seeing that coveted trophy...

County teams compete in ECC 3A/4A cross country meet

WINTERVILLE -- Eastern Wayne ran fifth as a team overall during the first Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A cross country meet at Boyd Lee Park on Wednesday afternoon. Videl Wright led the Warriors with a ninth-place finish in 19 minutes, 41 seconds....

Eastern Wayne continues domination on tennis courts

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne earned a shutout with a 9-0 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference opponent D.H. Conley on Wednesday afternoon. Faith Sutton, Savannah Sutton, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove, Debbie Mitchell and Brenna Dove each earned a singles point...

Greene Central starts EPC tennis play with a shutout

AYDEN -- Greene Central cruised to a 9-0 win over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Wednesday. Taylar Keel, Lindsey May, MacKenzie Butts, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman and Caitlin Deans each prevailed during singles play. The tandems of Morgan...

C.B. Aycock sweeps Greene Central in volleyball

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock took control early in a 25-15, 25-9, 25-16 non-conference win over Greene Cetral on Wednesday. Meredith Burroughs led the Golden Falcons with eight kills and three aces. Myleah Jones finished with four kills. Katie Gay...

Princeton upends county foe North Johnston

PRINCETON -- Tori Paul delivered 11 kills and Princeton rolled past county rival North Johnston 25-17, 25-6, 25-20 on Wednesday. Savanna Massengill finished with 10 kills and four aces in the win. Jenna Woodard tallied 10 digs. Princeton (7-1 overall)...

Rosewood sweeps Neuse Charter

WILSON -- Rosewood rallied to win the first set and never looked back in a 25-23, 25-12, 26-24 non-conference victory over Wilson Fike on Wednesday night. Ellen Morgan delivered 11 kills in the win. Callie Thornton added six kills and...

Ramirez, Cline each notch hat trick for Saints

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne got a pair of standout offensive performances in a 9-0, non-conference win over Goldsboro on Wednesday night. Benito Ramirez and Colby Cline each scored three goals for the Saints. Alfonso Ortiz, Marco Perez and Cesar Belfour...

Warriors shut down Hawks' attack

Eastern Wayne's defense pitched a shutout in a 2-0 win over North Lenoir on Wednesday. Henry Nelson converted a header off a free kick by Ethan Zadrozny in the 68th minute to put the Warriors ahead. Deonte Davis added a...

Reigning Carolina 1A soccer champs escape Lakewood

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Gio Avila handed out three assists and Spring Creek opened defense of its Carolina 1-A Conference championship with a 7-4 triumph over Lakewood at "The Swamp" on Wednesday afternoon. Otto Binar and Ivan Lemus (one assist) each...

County rivals have plenty at stake Friday

astevens@newsargus.com Goldsboro and Southern Wayne meet at Cougar Stadium on Friday evening with more than just county bragging rights at stake. The Cougars (0-2 overall) desperately need a win. The Saints (1-1) have the opportunity to build momentum and continue...

Goodman embraces role as backfield starter

Daron Goodman patiently waited, watched and learned. He's made the most of his first three years in Calypso by gaining valuable knowledge from Devin Oliver, Julio Mora and Tyler Royal. The trio logged a majority of the carries and piled...

Sluggish CBA gets just enough offense against Chargers

rcoggins@newsargus.com Fatigued from a physical match just 24 hours earlier, Charles B. Aycock seemed to flat-line for most of the first half against Wayne Country Day on Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons missed scoring opportunities on set pieces and failed...

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. James Kenan 26-24, 12-25, 25-15 -- Ada Rivera tallied nine assists for the Eagles. Hannah Daniels provided five kills, five digs, four aces, two blocks and two assists. Hailey Weeks had seven kills...

Eagles build lead, hangs on against Cougars

Rosewood did most of its damage early and hung on late. Goldsboro was left wishing it had gotten started a little sooner. Tan Truong converted a pair of first-half penalty kicks and the Eagles held off the Cougars for a...

Wayne Christian shut out in CCC soccer action

Cape Fear Christian handed Wayne Christian a 5-0 loss in Carolina Christian 1-A Conference play Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles trailed 4-0 at halftime and were never able to rally. Wayne Christian plays host to Trinity Christian on Thursday....

Vail scores lone goal in CBA road loss

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock trailed 2-1 at halftime, but could never close the gap in a 4-1 loss at Wilson Fike on Tuesday evening. Addison Vail scored the Golden Falcons' lone goal off an assist from Collin Zacharzuk. The...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Linda Watson captured game-of-the-week honors at Lane Tree Golf Club. Barbara Hill won low net. Nan Jarrell and Teresa Shearin took low putts and low gross....

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Sam Gillette, Faye Franklin and Mary Morris finished in a three-way tie for low net during first-flight play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Gaye Bryant and Hiromi Sueki collected low putts and low gross, respectively. Dot Julian and...

Golden Falcon linksters place 4th in ECC 3A/4A golf meet

Madison Aycock carded a 53 and helped lead Charles B. Aycock to a fourth-place finish during an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference match contested at Lane Tree Golf Club. Freshman Rachel Boulanger shaved four strokes off of her normal average and...

Unbeaten Chargers blank Ridgecroft in tennis

Wayne Country Day lost just three matches in singles action and handed Ahoskie Ridgecroft a 6-0 defeat at Wayne Community College on Tuesday afternoon. Rain washed out doubles play. Gianna Democko, Taylor Willman, Jennifer Potts, Mollie McDonald, Meredith Roethling and...

CFCA defeats Wayne Christian in straight sets

ERWIN -- Wayne Christian endured a 25-5, 25-13, 25-17 loss at Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Cape Fear Christian on Tuesday evening. Kelsie Cayes collected two kills and for the Eagles. Reagan Taylor had two aces. Wayne Christian (0-5 overall,...

Gators continue perfect run in volleyball

CALYPSO -- Spring Creek swept North Duplin 25-6, 25-12, 25-10 on Tuesday evening. Sarah Ford distributed 10 assists for the Gators to go with three aces and two kills. Diana Carreno contributed eight aces and six assist. Olivia Martinez provided...

Princeton spikes Hobbton in Carolina 1A volleyball

NEWTON GROVE -- Princeton remained unbeaten in Carolina 1-A Conference play with a straight-set win over Hobbton on Tuesday evening. Savanna Massengill paced the Bulldogs with 14 aces, 12 kills and two blocks. Taylor Carroll added eight aces. Kasey Edwards...

Rosewood sweeps James Kenan

Rosewood cruised past Carolina 1-A Conference opponent James Kenan 25-13, 25-11, 25-6 on Tuesday evening. Anna Ingram handed out 11 assists to go with five kills. Ellen Morgan contributed seven kills and four aces. Hayley Mercer added 10 assists. Rosewood...

CBA spikers shut down Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Charles B. Aycock easily turned back Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe Southern Wayne 25-9, 25-9, 25-4 on Tuesday evening. Madison Martin led the Golden Falcons with 11 service aces and two kills. Meredith Burroughs provided six kills and...

NC prep football poll

RALEIGH -- The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of September 3. NOTE: First-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers: Class 4-A Team (1st...

WCDS shows heart in comeback vs. Goldsboro

rcoggins@newsargus.com Wayne Country Day switched into "fight-back" mode when it needed it the most Tuesday afternoon. Goldsboro just grinded its gears. Juniors Celeste Davis and Sarah Crooks cranked out six kills apiece during the Chargers' 25-15, 25-16, 25-17 triumph over...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Faith Christian notches first soccer win of season

Jonathan Johnson punched in a pair of goals during Faith Christian's 4-1 triumph over Bethel Christian in a N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A match Friday afternoon. Noah Welch and Ryan Collier provided one goal apiece. Head coach Eddie Smith...

MOC men picked No. 1 in Conference Carolinas XC poll

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- More maturity. More experience. It's no wonder Mount Olive College is a near-unanimous choice to repeat as the Conference Carolinas men's cross country champion this fall. The Trojans collected eight first-place votes and 64 points overall...

Prep football notebook: Duo finding its niche with Eastern Wayne

Eastern Wayne is off to a 2-0 start thanks to a pair of new faces in New Hope. Marsharee Troy and Malik Richard are each enjoying the spotlight in their respective first seasons with the Warriors. Troy, a transfer...