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Thursday, October 31, 2013

WAVE organization celebrating 10th anniversary

rcoggins@newsargus.com Wayne Area Volleyball Enthusiasts is approaching its diamond anniversary and it's undoubtedly polished the game of quite a few players in Wayne County and surrounding areas since its inception in 2004. Deanna Morris and Shelby Benton started WAVE with...

Preps digest: Middle schools news

Middle schools * Volleyball: Spring Creek d. Grantham 25-14, 25-12, 25-7 -- Becky Coor served five aces for the Gators. MacKenzie Ingram and Jordan Lane had one kill apiece. Spirng Creek (7-6 overall) entertains Rosewood today. * Volleyball: Rosewood...

Saints knock out Trojans from 3A soccer playoffs

ANDREW STEVENS astevens@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Mario Aguilar could barely speak, let alone cheer, but he had to like what he saw. Two days after the Southern Wayne coach had his thyroid removed due to cancer, he watched his team defeat...

Princeton football seeks signature win

Princeton's football team is barking a little louder these days with a Division I recruit leading the pack. But the Bulldogs have yet to sink their teeth into a signature win. Their chance comes Friday evening when they travel to...

Spring Creek rolls over Perquimans in 1A soccer playoffs

RYAN HANCHETT rhanchett@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- An early wake-up call seemed to do Spring Creek some good on Wednesday night. The fifth-seeded Gators gave up a goal in the second minute to Perquimans, but rallied for an easy 10-2 victory...

East Duplin defeats North Lenoir in 2A soccer playoffs

BEAULAVILLE -- East Duplin scored two early goals and held off North Lenoir by a 5-1 final in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-A state playoffs. North Lenoir's goal came in the 70th minute when...

Goldsboro's struggles on short-yardage plays bothers Reid

Football has been described as a game of inches and Goldsboro can attest to that, especially the past two games. The Cougars have had trouble gaining critical inches on the offensive side of the ball. A pair of short-yardage situations...

Eastern Wayne defense has played stout this season

astevens@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne's defense has been a quiet assassin all season. The Warriors have lulled opponents to sleep and attacked at the right moment, which has led to numerous turnovers. In eight games, Eastern Wayne has recovered 13 fumbles and...

C.B. Aycock defense lacks depth

rcoggins@newsargus.com SMITHFIELD -- Smithfield-Selma connected passes and created offensive scoring chances out of the flow of play. Charles B. Aycock had its opportunities on set pieces. But only the Spartans seemed to find the back of the net with...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Preps digest: Middle schools news

Boys' soccer: Spring Creek 6, Grantham 2 -- Gustavo Avalos scored four goals for the Gators. Hunter Bryson and Flavio Mejia provided one goal apiece. Spring Creek (12-0-1 overall) entertains Rosewood on Thursday....

Keating dishes out 35 assists in Trojans' 4-set win

MOUNT OLIVE -- Elyse Keating dished out 35 assists and served three aces during Mount Olive's 14-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-16 victory over Conference Carolinas foe Limestone (S.C.) College on Tuesday evening. The Trojans (11-13 overall, 8-6 CC) officially clinched...

East 1A finals: Phoenix rises past Bulldogs

astevens@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Princeton was one set away from the state finals and the Dog House was rocking. Slowly and painfully that all changed. Raleigh Charter rallied to win the final two sets in a 19-25, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23, 15-3...

Rosewood's Burton finishes among top 15

SOUTHERN PINES -- Lindsey Burton carded a two-day total of 170 and finished 13th overall in the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A women's golf championships. Teammates Taylor Gales and Alana Pipkin rounded out Rosewood's seventh-place team score...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WCDS athletes recognized for banner fall season

rcoggins@newsargus.com Wayne Country Day's stellar fall season officially came to a close Sunday evening. And what a start to the Chargers' 2013-14 sports season it's been. Jennifer Potts earned the match-clinching point in singles, lifting WCDS past top-seeded Statesville, 5-4,...

NRYFL: C.B. Aycock 12-U team rolls into Division I final

12-Under: C.B. Aycock 47, Boys & Girls Club 20 -- Xavier Eutsey rushed for a team-leading 103 yards and provided one touchdown for the Little Falcons, who advanced to Saturday's Division I championship game against Mount Olive. Kickoff is...

Rams eliminated from 2A dual-team playoffs

SNOW HILL -- North Carolina School of Science and Math stayed perfect on the season and eliminated Greene Central, 6-0, from the NCHSAA 2-A dual team playoffs on Monday. Greene Central concluded the season 20-5 overall....

Area soccer teams learn playoff fates

Eight teams in the News-Argus readership area have qualified for the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs. In 3-A, county rivals Southern Wayne (9-6-1 overall) and Charles B. Aycock (8-8-1) will play Wednesday. The seventh-seeded Saints play host to...

Rosewood's Burton shoots opening-round 79

SOUTHERN PINES -- Rosewood's Lindsey Burton trails the overall leader by five strokes after opening-round play of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A women's golf championships on Monday afternoon. Burton fired a 79 on the Longleaf Golf and...

Barnes notches hat trick (3 goals) for MOC women

MOC Sports Information MURFREESBORO -- Sophomore Ellie Barnes recorded her first-ever collegiate hat trick (three goals) during Mount Olive's 7-0 thrashing of in-state women's soccer foe Chowan University on Monday afternoon. Barnes scored in the 4th, 54th and 76h minutes....

MOC holds annual Green-White games

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- There's plenty of work left to do. And very little time to get it done. That's the summation provided head coaches Joey Higginbotham and Wendy Lee after viewing their respective teams in the annual Green-White exhibition...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend cross country results

BATTLEBORO -- Results for Wayne County runners from the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A eastern regional boys' and girls' cross country meet contested Saturday at Red Oak Middle School: BOYS 59. Joseph Mooneyham, C.B. Aycock 18:44 74....

Prep football notebook: Red-zone possessions haunt Cougars

Goldsboro created scoring chances in its 21-7 defeat against Ayden-Grifton on Friday evening. However, the Cougars struggled in short-yardage situations and failed to convert two red-zone possessions. In the first quarter, Goldsboro had the first-and-10 at the Chargers' 15-yard...

Prep football players of the week: Oct. 25

OFFENSE: Johnny Frasier (Princeton) -- Rushed for single-game career highs in yards (410) and touchdowns (7) against North Duplin. Frasier also hauled in a 76-yard TD pass.DEFENSE: DeVonte Faison (Spring Creek) -- The senior's pick six just before halftime gave...

Area players battle in NCHSAA state tennis tournaments

BURLINGTON -- East regional champions Ashton Walker and the doubles of Faith and Savannah Sutton each advanced to quarterfinal-round play of the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A women's tennis individual championships. Walker, a junior at Charles B....

WCDS cross country teams each place 6th at state meet

PLEASANT GARDEN -- The Wayne Country Day boys' and girls' squads each placed sixth in season-ending N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A championship meet at Hagan-Stone Park. Jason Jones emerged the boys' top finisher with a 16th-place effort of 19:45....

Mooneyham leads C.B. Aycock in 3A cross country regional

BATTLEBORO -- Joseph Mooneyham captured 59th place individually in the NCHSAA Class 3-A eastern regional meet contested at Red Oak Middle School. Mooneyham turned in a time of 18:44. Eastern Wayne's Josh Bartz and Tim Cooper crossed the line in...

Coor qualifies for 1A state cross country meet

CARY -- Spring Creek junior Allen Coor emerged the lone Wayne County runner to qualify for the season-ending N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A state championship meet next Saturday. Coor ran the 5k course at WakeMed Soccer Park in...

NRYFL: Aycock 10U team advances to Division I final

10-Under: C.B. Aycock 33, Grantham 6 -- Clay Matthews rushed for three touchdowns for the Little Falcons, who earned a spot in the postseason championship game opposite the Boys & Girls Club. A game time has not been determined....

Saturday, October 26, 2013

WCDS tennis boxes

WILSON -- Results from the 2013 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-A women's dual-team tennis championships contested at the Barton College Tennis Complex. Saturday Championship (2) Wayne Country Day 5 (1) Statesville 4 Doubles: No. 1 Gianna Democko-Taylor Willman...

Wayne Country Day ends Statesville's reign as NCISAA 1A tennis queen

rcoggins@newsargus.com WILSON -- An epic battle ended in the downfall of a women's tennis dynasty Saturday afternoon. And a former powerhouse proudly assumed the throne. Jennifer Potts earned the match-clinching point at No. 3 singles and Wayne Country Day upended...

Eastern Wayne defense does its job against DHC

astevens@newsargus.com Minus its leading receiver and its fullback against its third straight 4-A opponent, Eastern Wayne had to lean heavily on its defense Friday night. The Warriors weren't disappointed. Eastern Wayne forced three turnovers and a safety in its 31-26...

Missed scoring chances haunt Goldsboro

rhanchett@newsargus.com Nothing seemed to go right for Goldsboro on Friday night. The Cougars got behind early and had to scrap their game plan, they failed to convert on two trips inside the red zone and were even put behind...

Spring Creek shows its big-play capability against Rosewood

rcoggins@newsargus.com Hungry for a win, Spring Creek's players listened to their coaching staff preach the same message for four consecutive days during practice -- either special teams or defense needed to make a big play against Rosewood. DeVonte Faison did....

Princeton earns return trip to 1A east volleyball finals

astevens@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Princeton has its shot at redemption. The Bulldogs fed off the energy off a boisterous crowd and swept Perquimans 25-15, 25-14, 25-20 in the eastern semifinals of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A volleyball playoffs...

NC prep football scores

Alleghany County 36, West Wilkes 14 Albemarle 41, North Stanly 0 Anson County 24, Cuthbertson 13 Arden Christ School 35, Hickory Grove Christian 30 Ashe County 34, North Wilkes 20 Asheville 35, Asheville Roberson 28 Asheville Erwin 63, North Buncombe...

Jones wins third straight NCISAA 1A cross country state title

Connor Jones never entertained the thought of participating in a cross country meet. He was convinced he couldn't run 3.1 miles. But his friends talked him into trying it and once he crossed the finish line after his first race,...

BOX - Southern Wayne-New Bern

New Bern 34 7 9 14 -- 64 Southern Wayne 0 0 6 7 -- 13 Third quarter SW -- Allen run (kick failed) Fourth quarter SW -- Kornegay run (Craig kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Marquise Baldwin 12-16; A.J....

BOX - North Duplin-Princeton

North Duplin 0 0 6 0 -- 6 Princeton 14 28 13 7 -- 62 Third quarter ND -- Daquan Goodman 5 run (kick failed) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- North Duplin -- Daquan Goodman 14-132, TD; Daron Goodman 15-68; J.P....

BOX - James Kenan-Hobbton

James Kenan 21 14 0 0 -- 35 Hobbton 0 0 8 6 -- 14 First quarter JK -- Smith 32 pass from Barnes (Hernandez kick) JK -- Barnes 1 run (Hernandez kick) JK -- Sutton 32 run (Hernandez kick)...

BOX - Ayden-Grifton-Goldsboro

Ayden-Grifton 7 7 0 7 -- 21 Goldsboro 0 0 7 0 -- 7 First quarter AG -- Turnage 1 run (Walston kick), 6:30 Second quarter AG -- Nelson 8 run (Walston kick), 3:32 Third quarter G -- Malette 4...

BOX -- Rosewood-Spring Creek

Spring Creek 14 12 6 12 -- 44 Rosewood 0 7 0 13 -- 20 First quarter SC -- Hicks 7 pass from Hammonds (Russo kick), 4:37 SC -- Russo 64 pass from Hammonds (Russo kick), 1:21 Second quarter R...

BOX -- D.H. Conley-Eastern Wayne

D.H. Conley 0 6 13 7 -- 26 Eastern Wayne 0 8 14 9 -- 31 Second quarter EW -- Pridgen 45 pass from Pike (Steiner run), 5:55 DHC -- Cooke 10 run (run failed), 3:07 Third quarter EW --...

Princeton's Frasier chases state record

PRINCETON -- Johnny Frasier scored seven rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown as Princeton rolled past North Duplin 62-6 in a Carolina 1-A Conference football game Friday evening. Frasier tallied 410 rushing yards on 20 carries. He added one reception...

No. 1-ranked James Kenan dominates Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- James Kenan did all of its scoring before halftime in a 35-14 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Hobbton on Friday night. The Tigers jumped out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter. Antonio Smith hauled in...

New Bern shuts down Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- New Bern raced out to a 34-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in a 64-13 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe Southern Wayne on Friday night. The Bears held the Southern Wayne offense...

Friday, October 25, 2013

Warriors need consistent effort as regular season winds down

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne relied on its bread and butter -- playing hard, creating turnovers and offensive execution -- during the first two months of the high school football season. The result led to a program-best 5-0 start. Since then, the...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Nan Jarrell emerged the game-of-the-week and also captured low gross during weekly play at Lane Tree Golf Club. Linda Watson won low net. Novella Zambelli took low putts....

Pate notches hat trick for Cougars

Goldsboro concluded its regular season with an 11-2 win over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe South Lenoir on Thursday evening. Damon Pate collected a hat trick (three goals) for the Cougars. Jeffery Martinez and Rubin Quiroz each added a pair...

Preps digest: Middle schools

Football: Spring Creek 20, Eastern Wayne 18 -- Gators' quarterback Will Archer rushed for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass to both Landon Smothers and Dominique Morse. The scoring strike to Morse covered 70 yards. Nick Strickland, Gabe...

Warriors' "Cinderella" run ends

rcoggins@newsargus.com WILSON -- Midnight finally came for Cinderella. Eastern Wayne's fairy-tale postseason run ended with a 25-22, 25-20, 25-18 loss to Wilson Fike in third-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A volleyball playoffs on Thursday evening....

Princeton advances to 1A east volleyball semifinals

rhanchett@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- A pair of quality teams with a pair of standout players met on the volleyball court at Princeton on Thursday evening. Savanna Massengill and her Bulldog teammates emerged victorious with a 25-19, 17-25, 25-12, 25-19 win over...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Unbeaten Ridgecroft ousts WCDS from 1A soccer playoffs

rcoggins@newsargus.com WILSON -- One semifinal spot remained. And Ridgecroft got the lucky strike. Landon Larabee tallied an unassisted goal midway through the first half and the Rams hung on to defeat Wayne Country Day, 1-0, in quarterfinal-round play of the...

Preps digest: Middle school news

Volleyball: Norwayne d. Rosewood 25-22, 25-20, 17-25, 25-16 -- Norwayne handed Rosewood its first loss of the middle school volleyball season. Arlanda Faulkner paced Norwayne with four kills. Jala Holloman added three kills and three aces. Kaitlyn Kincaid led...

Saints' offense explodes in final 17 minutes

astevens@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne was 17 minutes away from a senior night victory that would have been a satisfying end to a disappointing season. Southern Wayne had other ideas. The Saints scored six goals in the final 17 minutes and handed...

Trojans earn 4-set win over Barton

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College saved three set points in the second set and turned back Conference Carolinas archrival Barton 19-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-16 at Kornegay Arena on Wednesday evening. Lauren Lee recorded six of her 12 kills...

Chavious making his mark for Rosewood

Tyree Chavious watched as North Duplin running back J.P. Payton cut up the field and raced through Rosewood's secondary last Friday evening. Chavious wasn't about to give up. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound defensive lineman hustled and made the tackle 40 yards...

James Kenan's solid defense due to depth

James Kenan, the Carolina 1-A Conference football leader, finds itself atop several defensive categories. And it's no coincidence, either. The No. 1-ranked Tigers recorded their second shutout of the season, 36-0 over Lakewood last week. They've allowed just 80 points...

Jones eyes 3rd straight state title

PLEASANT GARDEN -- Connor Jones has it figured out except for the ending. He'll be a bundle of nerves until the starter's gun sounds. Once the Wayne Christian senior settles into a groove on the trail, every nerve in...

Whack, Garner provide thunder, lightning for Princeton

Perfect storms typically don't happen in an instant, they generally develop slowly as the necessary elements fall into place. When Princeton linebackers Cody Garner and Adrian Whack met as a 10-year-old and nine-year-old, respectively, on the same youth football team,...

Rosewood doubles up Lakewood on senior night

Rosewood celebrated senior night with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Lakewood at Branch Pope Field on Wednesday. Marquail Almontaser led the Eagles' offense with one goal and one assist. Reed Howell tallied the other Rosewood goal....

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Preps digest: Middle schools new

Middle schools * Volleyball: Norwayne d. Mount Olive 25-14, 25-10, 25-20 -- Norwayne improved to 11-I on the season. The Cobras will host Rosewood on Wednesday. * Volleyball: Spring Creek d. Dillard 25-14, 25-21, 25-11 -- MacKenzie Ingram had...

North Lenoir rolls by Goldsboro in ECC 2A soccer

rhanchett@newsargus.com North Lenoir controlled the pace of play from the opening whistle and earned a 7-1 win over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference rival Goldsboro on Monday night. The Hawks scored three goals in the first 12 minutes of play and...

Rosewood rolls over Princeton, 9-0

Rosewood invoked the mercy rule in a 9-0 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Princeton on Monday night. Than Truong led the Eagles with a hat trick (three goals). Josh Drew, Marquail Almontaser, Ethan Chapin, Corey Lynn, Zach Barnes and...

Deufort scores twice, Saints defeat JH Rose

DUDLEY -- Desir Deufort logged the game-winning goal in the 65th minute and Southern Wayne upended J.H. Rose, 3-1, in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Monday evening. Deufort scored two goals on the night. Alfonso Ortiz added a goal in...

CBA clinches 3A soccer playoff berth

PIKEVILLE -- Before Charles B. Aycock honored its seniors at halftime, it opened some breathing room against county archrival Eastern Wayne on Monday evening. The Golden Falcons scored four first-half goals on their way to a 6-2 win in an...

NCHSAA 1A/2A East regional golf agate

Results from the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A eastern regional golf championships contested at Walnut Creek Country Club on Monday. NOTE: The top 3 teams, along with the next-best 17 individuals not on qualifying teams, advance to...

Rosewood's Burton finishes runner-up at 1A/2A east golf regional

rcoggins@newsargus.com The groans and a shout of "stop ball!" drowned out the "ahh" from Rosewood's Lindsey Burton when her chip shot went awry on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff Monday afternoon. Croatan junior LeAnn Domitrovits exhaled a huge...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Boys' soccer: Spring Creek 4, Norwayne 2 -- Gustavo Avalos scored all four goals for the Gators. Avalos has 32 goals this season. Spring Creek (9-0-1 overall) entertains Dillard on Monday....

Prep notebook: Rebels, Eagles combine for 600-plus yards

CALYPSO -- High school football is all about being able to run the football on offense and stop the run on defense. Rosewood and North Duplin each had half of that equation figured out on Friday night. The Eagles...

Football players-of-the-week: Oct. 18

OFFENSE: Johnny Frasier (Princeton) -- Rambled for 5 first-quarter touchdowns and tallied six overall in a 15-carry, 273-yard effort against Spring Creek on Friday evening.DEFENSE: Tyler Pugh (James Kenan) -- The linebacker recorded nine stops for the No. 1-ranked and...

Rams shut down Cougars in ECC 2A soccer

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central handed Goldsboro a 7-0 loss on the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference scene Saturday. The Cougars entertain North Lenoir today....

Swansboro eliminates So. Wayne in 3A volleyball playoffs

SWANSBORO -- Southern Wayne concluded its season with a 7-25, 8-25, 15-25 to Swansboro in the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs on Saturday afternoon. The Saints finished the year 0-18....

Hawks sweep Panthers in 2A volleyball playoffs

La GRANGE -- Mya Parks cranked out 13 kills during North Lenoir's 25-6, 25-10, 25-9 romp over North Pitt in first-round play of the NCHSAA 2-A playoffs inside Wooten Gym on Saturday afternoon. Laura Haerer contributed 10 kills and three...

Camden ousts Spring Creek from volleyball playoffs

CAMDEN -- Rachel McCullom provided eight kills in Spring Creek's season-ending 18-25, 14-25, 15-25 loss to Camden County in the opening round of the NCHSAA 1-A playoffs Saturday afternoon. Olivia Martinez collected five kills. Sarah Ford handed out 13 assists....

Morgan cranks out 19 kills in Rosewood's 1A volleyball playoff win

Senior Ellen Morgan supplied a match-high 19 kills during Rosewood's 25-14, 25-20, 25-11 triumph over North Edgecombe in opening-round action of the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs Saturday afternoon. Anna Ingram contributed a double -- 12...

3A East regional tennis results

WILSON -- Results from the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A eastern regional singles and doubles championships contested at Barton College in Wilson and Belmont Farms Racquet Club in Rocky Mount. NOTE: The top four finishers in singles...

Walker, Sutton cousins emerge 3A east regional tennis champions

rcoggins@newsargus.com ROCKY MOUNT -- Stay positive. Play my style. Do the best I can. Ashton Walker executed her strategy to perfection and walked away with her second consecutive Class 3-A eastern regional singles championship late Saturday afternoon. Walker upended top-seeded...

Saturday, October 19, 2013

WCDS rolls past Shannon Forest in soccer

rcoggins@newsargus.com Jacob Magera gave his senior teammates a send-off they won't soon forget Friday afternoon. The Wayne Country Day sophomore deposited two goals and assisted on another goal in a 3-1, opening-round victory over Shannon Forest (S.C.) in the 2013...

Rosewood survives at North Duplin

rhanchett@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- Rosewood made the last play in a Carolina 1-A Conference football game that had a lot of offense and very little defense Friday evening. The Eagles watched as North Duplin's last-second hail mary fell incomplete and the...

Northern Nash eliminates CB Aycock volleyball

rcoggins@newargus.com PIKEVILLE -- "This is our house, right here!" shouted Katie Gay to her Charles B. Aycock teammates during a timeout late in the fourth set. And the Golden Falcons almost protected their nest until they got stuck in a...

Kinston turns back Goldsboro

RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com KINSTON -- Goldsboro never found its comfort zone. And a chance to possibly stay in the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference football title hunt slipped from the Cougars' grasp Friday evening. Tiquan Canady accounted for all three touchdowns...

Eastern Wayne volleyball beats Cleveland

rhanchett@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne head coach Tony Parrish used his final timeout with his team down four points in the fifth and final set against Cleveland on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors responded and scored eight of the last nine points to...

Princeton defeats Manteo volleyball

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Ho hum. Another three-set win. Oh, but this one meant a little more Saturday afternoon. Charley Cox distributed 28 assists among seven different hitters during Princeton's 25-8, 25-17, 25-15 conquest of Manteo in first-round action of the...

Prep football roundup

staff reports SEVEN SPRINGS -- Johnny Frasier scored six touchdowns and Princeton cruised to a 57-13 win over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Spring Creek on Friday night. The area's leading rusher, Frasier amassed 273 yards on the ground and scored...

BOX - Southern Wayne at South Central

Southern Wayne 0 6 0 0 -- 6 South Central 7 7 14 0 -- 28 Second quarter SW -- Allen 1 run (kick failed), 0:15 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Southern Wayne -- Jartarvis Bradshaw 19-84; Marquise Baldwin 14-68; Tyaire...

BOX - Rosewood at North Duplin

Rosewood 0 14 13 13 -- 40 North Duplin 6 14 0 13 -- 33 First quarter ND -- Mora 80 run (kick failed), 10:58 Second quarter R -- Woodard 27 run (Almontaser kick), 10:12 ND -- Britt 5 run...

BOX - Princeton at Spring Creek

Princeton 43 0 7 7 -- 57 Spring Creek 7 0 6 0 -- 13 First quarter P -- Frasier run (kick failed) P -- Frasier run (Wooten run) P -- Frasier run (Mendez kick) P -- Whack blocked punt...

BOX - Lakewood at James Kenan

Lakewood 0 0 0 0 -- 0 James Kenan 8 7 14 7 -- 36 First quarter JK -- Barnes 1 run (Sutton run), 1:19 Second quarter JK -- Miller fumble return (Hernandez kick), 11:54 Third quarter JK -- Owens...

BOX - Goldsboro at Kinston

Goldsboro 0 0 0 7 -- 7 Kinston 7 7 0 6 -- 20 First quarter K -- Canady 3 run (Deters kick), 3:50 Second quarter K -- Herns 11 pass from Canady (Deters kick), 2:25 Fourth quarter K --...

Friday, October 18, 2013

Goldsboro heads to Kinston minus two key linemen

rcoggins@newsargus.com KINSTON -- Minus two key players, Goldsboro's coaching staff has faced a taxing week in preparation for Kinston. They'll see who steps up tonight. The Cougars and Vikings renew their rivalry after an eight-year hiatus and the contest could...

WCDS volleyball ends season in CPIC tournament

NEW BERN -- Wayne Country Day was dealt a 25-12, 25-13, 25-12 loss to Pope John Paul in the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference tournament on Thursday. No individual statistics were available. The Chargers concluded regular-season play 7-12 overall....

Rosewood upends Neuse Charter on soccer pitch

Marquail Almontaser notched the eventual game-winning goal as Rosewood squeezed past Neuse Charter, 2-1, in Carolina 1-A Conference play on the Branch Pope Field pitch. Hayden Amodeo assisted on Almontaser's strike. Zack Barnes contributed a goal off of Cory Lynn's...

Conley turns back E. Wayne in ECC 3A/4A soccer

GREENVILLE -- D.H. Conley handed Eastern Wayne a 6-4 loss in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Thursday evening. Ethan Zadrozny, Joe Herlihy, Fredy Garcia and Deonte Davis each scored a goal for Eastern Wayne. There were no assists. The Warriors...

Zacharzuk (Collin) scores twice in CBA road win

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock scored three second-half goals and earned a critical 4-2 win at Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe South Central on Thursday evening. The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute. The Golden Falcons tied...

Trojan women picked 3rd in CC preseason hoops poll

rcoggins@newsargus.com HIGH POINT -- Conference Carolinas coaches selected Mount Olive College to finish a "respectable" third in the 2013-14 preseason women's basketball coaches poll. But major challenges await the Trojans, the reigning tournament champions who received one first-place vote and...

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Football: Kinston 34, Goldsboro 13 -- Goldsboro's Jordan Woody rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Ronnie Tookes added a touchdown reception. Antonio Futrelle led the Cougars' defense with eight tackles. Middle schools...

Chargers start slow, claim CPIC boys' soccer title

rcoggins@newsargus.com Few expected Year 2 of the Steve Ellis coaching era to result in a conference championship for the Wayne Country Day boys' soccer program. Oh, but it did. The Chargers overcame a slow early-season start to clinch their...

Conference Carolinas alters basketball tournament format

Courtesy Conference Carolinas HIGH POINT -- Conference Carolinas officials have decided to stage their own "final four" for the season-ending men's and women's basketball tournaments. For the first time in more than a decade, the final four teams -- men...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

James Kenan clinches share of Carolina 1A soccer crown

astevens@newsargus.com WARSAW -- Winning a conference championship usually requires plenty of skill and a little good fortune. James Kenan had both on Wednesday evening. The Tigers scored a pair of second-half goals to defeat Spring Creek, 3-1, and clinched...

Princeton three-peats as Carolina 1A volleyball tournament champ

rcoggins@newsargus.com NEWTON GROVE -- Princeton seems to find the chinks in Rosewood's armor when the archrivals meet on the volleyball court. Wednesday was no exception. The Bulldogs disrupted the Eagles' offense with their service game and a consistent defensive...

Rebels look to end frustrating 5-game skid

astevens@newsargus.com A five-game losing streak has left North Duplin battered, bruised and in need of anything to hang its hat on. Mired in the middle of the Carolina 1-A Conference standings, Rosewood would love to end an eight-game losing streak...

Tigers, Leopards duel for 1st place in Carolina 1A football race

rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW -- It all comes down to this. Well, sort of. When James Kenan and Lakewood meet at Bill Taylor Field on Friday evening, the Carolina 1-A Conference championship will not officially be on the line. After all, both...

Ayden-Grifton blanks Goldsboro in ECC 2A soccer

AYDEN -- Goldsboro never got its offense going in a 1-0 loss at Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference rival Ayden-Grifton on Wednesday. Chris Wiggins led the Cougars in the net and stopped a penalty kick to keep Goldsboro within striking distance....

North Lenoir shuts out S. Lenoir

DEEP RUN -- North Lenoir grabbed the lead in the fifth minute and never looked back in a 6-0 win over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference archrival South Lenoir on Wednesday night. Andy Garcia scored three goals and added an assist...

Spring Creek dumps Lakewood in 4 sets

NEWTON GROVE -- The early timeout proved useful. Disconnected offensively and lacking communication on the volleyball court, Spring Creek dropped eight of the first 12 points to Lakewood in opening-set play Wednesday afternoon. Gators head coach Deanna Morris called a...

Warriors' Wright earns all-ECC accolades

WINTERVILLE -- Runners met one final time to decide the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference cross country championships at Boyd Lee Park on Wednesday afternoon. New Bern won the boys' title. South Central took the girls' crown. On the boys' side,...

Hammonds growing in Gators' offense

Tre Hammonds almost didn't step onto the football field this season. Thankfully, Mrs. Hammonds had a change of heart after weeks of pleading by her son. A history of concussions caused concern and Tre initially planned to concentrate on basketball...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle schools news

JV sports * Volleyball: North Lenoir d. Ayden-Grifton 25-14, 16-25, 25-20 -- The Hawks improved to 14-4 with a 6-4 record in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play. * Volleyball: Greene Central d. Goldsboro 25-9, 25-22 -- Mary Dunn led...

Cougars, Devils play to 2-2 draw

Goldsboro and South Lenoir played to a 2-2 draw in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play on Tuesday evening. Jeffery Martinez and Mickey Eovine each scored for the Cougars. Goldsboro (2-12-1 overall, 0-4-1 ECC) travels to league foe Ayden-Grifton today....

North Lenoir rallies past Kinston in ECC 2A soccer

KINSTON -- North Lenoir rallied from a 2-0 deficit to score three second-half goals in a 3-2 win at Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opponent Kinston on Tuesday evening. Andy Garcia's goal off Uziel Garcia's assist with 19 minutes left pulled...

Rosewood's Burton earns medalist honors

SELMA -- Rosewood completed its regular season by winning a four-team meet on Tuesday afternoon at Cardinal Country Club. The Eagles finished with a team score of 153. North Johnston was second with 163 and Princeton shot 183. Neuse Charter...

Spring Creek ousted from 1A dual-team playoffs

BEAUFORT -- Spring Creek's season ended with a 9-0, opening-round loss to East Carteret in the NCHSAA 1-A dual-team playoffs. The Gators' No. 1 doubles of Anna Haggerty-Magen Jones returns to action Friday in the eastern regionals at River Birch...

Greene Central advances in 2A dual-team play

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central turned back First Flight 5-1 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-A dual-team state playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. Lindsay May, MacKenzie Butts, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman and Caitlin Deans each...

WCDS volleyball defeats Greenfield

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day swept Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference rival Greenfield 25-10, 25-12, 25-13 on Tuesday evening. Bailee Creger led the Chargers with 19 digs. Celeste Davis had eight kills and Rachel Uzzell provided 15 assists and six...

Hawks soar past Chargers in volleyball

LaGRANGE -- North Lenoir swept Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opponent Ayden-Grifton 25-11, 25-4 and 25-12 on Tuesday evening. The Hawks Sydnee Hudson handed out 21 assists and Laura Haerer had 12 kills. Dani Moulton added eight kills. North Lenoir improved...

Goldsboro pulls out 5-set thriller at home

Goldsboro celebrated its senior night with a 27-25, 12-25, 19-25, 25-16, 15-5 win over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference win over Greene Central on Tuesday evening. Nickie Tyler, Amena Williams and Ebony Kornegay played their final game in a Cougars' uniform....

Wayne Christian captures CCC boys' XC championship

SANFORD -- Wayne Christian's boys had three of the top seven runners and claimed the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference championship at Kiwanis Park on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles tallied nine points and Trinity was second with 20. Grace Christian had...

Deufort scores pair of goals for Saints

DUDLEY -- Desir Deufort collected a pair of goals during Southern Wayne's 4-0 shutout of Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A foe South Central on Tuesday evening. Obens Tilus added one goal, while Michel Peterson converted a penalty kick. The Saints (7-5-1 overall,...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

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

Vandevender notches "golden goal" for Trojans

MOUNT OLIVE -- Tyler Vandevender delivered the "golden goal" in the third minute of overtime, and Mount Olive College turned back in-state foe Chowan University, 2-1, on Tuesday evening. The Trojans pressured in the final minutes of regulation and...

Mount Olive men tabbed 4th in preseason Conference Carolinas poll

rcoggins@newsargus.com HIGH POINT -- Coaches don't put much stock in preseason polls. But you can bet it's posted in an obvious place that serves as a constant reminder of how others perceive you. Mount Olive College has been picked to...

NRYFL: CBA 12-U team takes regular-season title

12-Under: Charles B. Aycock 42, Spring Creek 6 -- Quinn Caballero and Tyler Hughes rushed for two touchdowns apiece and Charles B. Aycock captured the Neuse River Youth Football League 12-U regular-season championship Tuesday evening. Xavier Eutsey and Rowan...

No. 3-ranked Warriors dispatch Pirates in 3A dual-team play

rcoggins@newsargus.com A little rain didn't disrupt Eastern Wayne's business-like attitude on Tuesday afternoon. Swansboro couldn't pull off the ambush, either. The unbeaten and No. 3-ranked Warriors handed the Pirates a season-ending, 6-0 defeat in opening-round action of the 2013 N.C....

Aycock drops another 1-goal heartbreaker

rhanchett@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Six minutes of solid defensive soccer is all that stood between Charles B. Aycock and one of the biggest upsets of the season on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference soccer scene Tuesday night. Six minutes proved to...

Archrivals Rosewood, Princeton to meet in Carolina 1A tourney final

rcoggins@newsargus.com NEWTON GROVE -- Carolina 1-A volleyball archrivals Princeton and Rosewood shared a common thread during their respective semifinal-round matches Tuesday evening. Each played with poise at the right time. The top-seeded Bulldogs tossed aside uncharacteristic first-set mistakes and turned...

Weeks: Consistent efforts lead Rosewood boys to team title

astevens@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Cool temperatures, rain drops and a difficult course didn't alter the recurring theme of dominance for a pair of Carolina 1-A Conference cross country teams on Tuesday afternoon. Rosewood's boys and Princeton's girls continued their respective...

2013 Carolina 1A XC Championships agate

Results from the Carolina 1-A Conference championship meet contested on Tuesday afternoon at Cliffs of the Neuse state park: Boys' team scores Rosewood 38 Spring Creek 53 Princeton 64 North Duplin 98 Hobbton 101 Top 10 individuals 1. Allen Coor,...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Volleyball: Norwayne d. Dillard 25-8, 25-11, 25-9 -- Norwayne improved to 9-1 on the season. The Cobras are the guests of Spring Creek on Thursday. * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Eastern Wayne 25-23, 25-19, 25-12 -- Taylor...

Gators ease past Eagles in OT

rhanchett@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek erupted for three goals in overtime and rallied for a 4-1 win over Rosewood in Carolina 1-A Conference soccer action on Monday night. Playing without leading scorer Otto Binar, who was out with a...

Football notebook: Princeton accomplishes goal

PRINCETON -- Princeton's defense talked all week about its goal of shutting out Hobbton on Friday evening. The Bulldogs accomplished that goal while, holding the Wildcats to 97 yards of total offense and recording 17 plays that went or...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Nan Jarrell carded a 79 and claimed "game-of-the-week" honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Novella Zambelli secured low net, while Linda Watson took low putts....

Cougars play OT thriller against Vikings

KINSTON -- Goldsboro and Kinston needed overtime to settle their Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference match on Monday night. The Vikings won 7-4. Damon Pate, Gabe Spivey, Jeffrey Martinez and Mickey Eovine each scored a goal for the Cougars. Goldsboro visits...

Rams trip up Hawks in ECC 2A soccer

La GRANGE -- Greene Central jumped out to an early lead and held on for a 3-1 win over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference rival North Lenoir on Monday. Andy Garcia scored the Hawks' lone goal on a penalty kick. North...

Spring Creek turns back James Kenan

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek made the most of its opening-round match in the Carolina 1-A Conference tournament with a 25-11, 25-12, 25-18 win over James Kenan on Monday. Rachel McCollum led the Gators with 10 kills. Sarah Ford recorded...

Princeton dispatches Neuse Charter in volleyball

PRINCETON -- Regular-season Carolina 1-A Conference champion Princeton rolled through the opening round of the conference tournament with a 25-5, 25-8, 25-4 win over Neuse Charter on Monday. Savanna Massengill led the Bulldogs with seven kills. Tori Paul finished with...

Rosewood cruises past Hobbton

Rosewood controlled the tempo throughout a 25-14, 25-15, 25-21 win over Hobbton in the opening round of the Carolina 1-A Conference tournament on Monday night. Ellen Morgan led the Eagles with nine kills and one block. Anna Ingram dished out...

Wayne Country Day wraps up CPIC girls' tennis crown

Wayne Country Day put the finishing touches on its Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference championship with a 9-0 victory over Freedom Christian on Monday afternoon. And the Chargers welcomed back Gianna Democko, too. After missing half of the season with...

NCTA event beats weather, gets rave reviews

rcoggins@newsargus.com Game. Set. Match. But not to Mother Nature. The Goldsboro Tennis Association gets the win, instead. Armed with blowers and squeegees, volunteers and workers with the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department each morning drying hard and clay courts for...

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Girls' tennis Regional players determined * SEVEN SPRINGS -- North Duplin and Spring Creek combined to qualify six players for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A eastern regionals next Friday. The Gators are sending their No. 1 doubles...

Chargers capture first-ever CPIC boys' soccer championship

rcoggins@newsargus.com Wayne Country Day's players hoisted the long-awaited trophy into the misty air and camera flashes froze the historical moment in time. This victory was like a fine wine -- years in the making and a sweet nectar to taste...

Prep football roundup

staff reports ROSEBORO -- Lakewood scored on the final play of the first half and held on defensively to defeat Rosewood, 14-7, in a Carolina 1-A Conference football game at Branch Pope Field on Friday evening. The Eagles jumped out...

Unbeaten Tigers handle Rebels

rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW -- James Kenan scored three touchdowns on defense and rolled to a 59-14 win over North Duplin in a battle of Carolina 1-A Conference teams on Friday night. The Tigers defense set the tone when Ja'Quan Williams scooped...

NC prep football scores

Andrews 26, Rosman 21 Ashe County 35, West Wilkes 14 Asheboro 21, Thomasville Ledford 14 Asheville 55, Enka 14 Asheville Erwin 55, McDowell County 20 Asheville Roberson 18, North Buncombe 7 Ayden-Grifton 28, Greene Central 27 Belmont South Point 48,...

Hobbton/Princeton football

astevens@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Most of the capacity crowd at the Fred Bartholomew Jr. Athletic Complex on Friday night came to see a homecoming queen crowned. Johnny Frasier made their wait more than worth it. Frasier accounted for four touchdowns in...

Bulldogs bite Cats in Carolina 1-A action

rcoggins@newsargus.com Goldsboro found the perfect remedy to cure its recent ills on the football field -- a victory on the strength of a stout defense. The Cougars limited South Lenoir to 89 yards of total offense and just three first...

BOX - Rosewood at Lakewood

Lakewood 7 7 0 0 -- 14 Rosewood 7 0 0 0 -- 7 First quarter R -- Sasser 1 run (Almontaser kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Rosewood -- Jamari McGown 10-54; Fellipe Ornelas 10-39; Mike Woodard 4-15; Jacob Sasser...

BOX - North Duplin at James Kenan

North Duplin 7 0 7 0 -- 14 James Kenan 13 27 7 12 -- 59 First quarter JK -- Williams 24 fumble return (Hernandez kick), 11:12 ND -- Goodman 48 run (Jaimez kick), 6:12 JK -- Owens 17 run...

BOX - JH Rose at CB Aycock

J.H. Rose 7 7 13 7 -- 34 C.B. Aycock 0 7 0 7 -- 14 Second quarter CBA -- Eutsey pass from Morrow (Harrison kick) Fourth quarter CBA -- Eutsey pass from Morrow (Harrison kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RuSHING --...

BOX - DH Conley at Southern Wayne

D.H. Conley 14 7 20 13 -- 54 Southern Wayne 0 7 0 0 -- 7 Second quarter SW -- Allen 4 run (Craig kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Southern Wayne -- A.J. Williams 10-27; Marquise Baldwin 6-17; Tyaire Allen...

BOX -- Hobbton at Princeton

Hobbton 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Princeton 24 19 7 0 -- 50 First quarter P -- Frasier 2 run (Wooten run), 6:32 P -- Frasier 56 punt return (Frasier run), 4:16 P -- Frasier 47 run (Wooten run),...

BOX -- Goldsboro-S. Lenoir

South Lenoir 0 0 7 0 -- 7 Goldsboro 14 21 13 0 -- 48 First quarter G -- Baker 42 pass from Bowden (McAlduff kick), 6:27 G -- Baker 1 pass from Bowden (McAlduff kick), 1:32 Second quarter G...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Allen expected to take over as Saints' QB

rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne may lack depth due to having a limited number of players in uniform. But it's a good thing the Saints have a stable of running backs, including Tyaire Allen, who will more than likely step...

Rosewood linksters prevail at Cardinal CC

SELMA -- Rosewood compiled a team score of 150 to claim a three-team meet at Cardinal Country Club on Thursday. North Johnston finished in second place and Princeton was third. Lindsey Burton led the Eagles with a nine-hole round of...

Hawks slip past Chargers in ECC 2A soccer

AYDEN -- Mike Bednarz scored the go-ahead goal with 12 minutes left and North Lenoir hung on for a 3-2 win over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opponent Ayden-Grifton on Thursday evening. The Chargers took a 1-0 lead in the seventh...

Princeton falls to Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- Hobbton handed Princeton an 8-0 loss on the Carolina 1-A Conference boys' conference scene Thursday. The Bulldogs (12-2 overall, 2-7 CC) play host to Lakewood on Monday....

Rampants edge Golden Falcons 3-2 in ECC 3A/4A soccer

GREENVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock tried to rally from a 3-1 halftime deficit, but came up short in a 3-2 loss on Thursday night at J.H. Rose. Collin Zacharzuk and Chris Grieve both scored for the Golden Falcons. Aycock (6-7-1...

Epiphany spikers shut down Wayne Country Day

NEW BERN -- Wayne Country Day endured a 25-10, 25-11, 25-11 loss at Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference foe Epiphany on Thursday. Stephanie Schappell led the Chargers with seven digs. Rachel Uzzell had five assists and Bailee Creger added four...

North Lenoir cruises past Goldsboro in ECC 2A volleyball

North Lenoir turned back Goldsboro 25-6, 25-15, 25-11 in an Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference match Thursday. The Hawks' Sydnee Hudson distributed 18 assists and Dani Moulton had 10 kills and two blocks. May Parks supplied six kills and four digs....

Princeton knocks off Lakewood

SALEMBURG -- Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season champion Princeton continued its unbeaten streak against league opposition with a 25-17, 25-17, 25-15 win at Lakewood on Thursday evening. Savanna Massengill led the Bulldogs with 13 kills and four blocks. Charley Cox distributed...

Rosewood sweeps North Duplin on volleyball court

CALYPSO -- Rosewood completed its regular season with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-12 win at North Duplin on Thursday evening. The Eagles' Ellen Morgan pounded out 15 kills to go with two aces, two blocks and two digs. Anna Ingram supplied...

Rain forces cancellation of ECC 3A tennis tournament

PIKEVILLE -- Overnight right prompted athletics directors from Eastern Wayne, Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne to cancel the 3-A portion of the Eastern Carolina Conference tennis tournament. The group elected to send the tournament's top two singles and top...

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Football: Greene Central 44, Ayden-Grifton 6 -- Brandon Hunt scored three touchdowns for the Rams. Khalil Williams, Dana Lanier and Montavious Battle each added a touchdown. Greene Central (5-0 overall, 1-0 Eastern Carolina 2-A) visits North...

Goldsboro reflects on back-to-back losses

astevens@newsargus.com Goldsboro's recent two-game losing streak gave it a chance to look at itself in the mirror and also the comfort of knowing its most-talented opponents are in the rear-view mirror. The Cougars lost 24-0 to Jacksonville Northside at home...

EW volleyball sweeps regular-season series against CBA

rhanchett@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne's overall record may not overwhelm the casual volleyball fan. The Warriors have just three wins on the season. But a closer look reveals that those three victories have come at the right time and all in the...

Conley scores in last 15 seconds, hands Saints 1-0 loss

astevens@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- For 79 minutes and 45 seconds, Southern Wayne and D.H. Conley were as even as they could be on the soccer field Thursday evening. The Saints would love to have those final 15 seconds back after Nate...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Goldsboro playing host to large weekend tennis tournament

rcoggins@newsargus.com Rich in tennis heritage, Goldsboro finally gets the opportunity to host a showcase event for the first time in at least two-plus decades this weekend. More than 80 teams comprised of at least 400 players from 14 regions...

NRYFL: C.B. Aycock defeats Rosewood in 12-Under play

12-Under: Charles B. Aycock 40, Rosewood 19 -- Exavier Eutsey rambled for 186 yards and three touchdowns for the Little Falcons. Quinn Caballero and Brody Morton added one rushing TD apiece. Morton threw a 34-yard TD pass to Devajhea...

Rain washes out tennis action

PIKEVILLE -- Rain suspended play in the season-ending Carolina 1-A Conference, while the Eastern Carolina 3-A tournament never began Wednesday afternoon. The Carolina 1-A will resume action Friday at 9 a.m. on the Spring Creek High School courts. Competitors from...

ECC 2A football teams have struggled during preseason play

rcoggins@newsargus.com Ayden-Grifton drew the bullseye. Kinston and Goldsboro were the next targets in sight. The remaining three teams -- South Lenoir, North Lenoir and Greene Central -- were expected to battle for supremacy in the bottom tier. Now, no one...

Woodburn scores lone goal in Trojans' loss

MOUNT OLIVE -- Josh Woodburn collected his first-ever collegiate goal in a Mount Olive College uniform during a 3-1 loss to in-state Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey on Wednesday evening. Woodburn moved to the forward position this season after...

Sideline play cards keep game moving for Bulldogs

Not many high school football programs can boast that Duck Dynasty's Si Robertson is an integral member of its offense. Not many high school football programs have a head coach with the creativity of Princeton's Derrick Minor. In an effort...

Coaches: Kicking involves some strategy

rhanchett@newsargus.com Any advantage is too good to pass up. The key for high school football coaches is being able to keep the perceived advantage from turning on their respective teams. This season many coaches have attempted to gain an edge...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Volleyball: Lakewood d. Rosewood 25-20, 25-16 -- Ada Rivera led the Eagles (12-6 overall, 7-4 Carolina Conference) with six assists. Carrie Becker had four digs. Hannah Daniels added three kills and three aces. * Volleyball: North...

Rosewood's Burton emerges medalist on GMGC links

Lindsey Burton earned medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 45 to lead Rosewood to a victory in a three-team match at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles compiled a team score of 145. Princeton finished second...

Spring Creek shuts out Neuse Charter

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Four different Spring Creek players scored in a 4-0 win over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Neuse Charter on Tuesday evening. David Vega, Ivan Lemus, Eric Flores and Gabriel Herrera Soria each found the back of the net....

Chargers double up PJP on soggy soccer pitch

GREENVILLE -- Wayne Country Day scored less than a minute into the match and won its sixth straight game with a 4-2 victory over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference foe Pope John Paul on Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers' Matt Kierski...

Chargers defeat Cougars in ECC 2A volleyball action

AYDEN -- Goldsboro won the opening set but could not maintain its momentum in a 21-25, 25-10, 25-22, 25-14 loss against Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday evening. Becka Pittard recorded four blocks and four aces for the...

James Kenan slips past North Duplin

WARSAW -- North Duplin let the two sets slip away in a 25-13, 20-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-9 loss against James Kenan on Thursday evening. Chesney Brown led the Rebels with 25 kills, six aces and four blocks. Mary Barwick had...

Princeton knocks off Neuse Charter

PRINCETON -- Princeton swept Carolina 1-A Conference newcomer Neuse Charter on Tuesday evening. Tori Paul and Savanna Massengill each had seven kills for the Bulldogs. Taylor Carroll provided 18 aces and Hailey Wood had 10. Jasmine Bombard added three kills....

Rosewood dumps Lakewood in 3 sets

Rosewood turned back Carolina 1-A Conference foe Lakewood 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 on Tuesday evening. The Eagles' Ellen Morgan contributed 13 kills, four blocks, four digs and two aces. Anna Ingram added nine assists and two kills. Ashlynn Spell had nine...

Spring Creek spikers sweep Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- Spring Creek defeated Hobbton 25-11, 25-18, 25-10 in Carolina 1-A Conference play Tuesday evening. The Gators' Rachel McCollum finished with 13 aces and eight kills, Sara Ford contributed eight assists, four aces and two kills. Olivia Martinez...

Trojans' Andersen earns medalist honors in playoff

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Sebastian Andersen claimed medalist honors in a playoff and No. 21-ranked Mount Olive College placed second out of 20 teams on the final day of the Myrtle Beach Men's Golf Intercollegiate. Andersen defeated Lincoln Memorial's...

South Central turns back CBA in 4 sets

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock was a few key plays away from forcing a decisive fifth set with Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rival South Central on Tuesday evening. Suddenly, it was the Falcons who made the key plays. South Central...

Golden Falcons win pivotal ECC 3A/4A soccer game

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock refused to let Southern Wayne striker Desir Deufort create any heartache and discontent Tuesday evening. Chris Grieve provided a gut-wrenching moment for the Saints instead. The sophomore forward delivered the game-winning goal in the...

Gators' Coor, Eagles' Duran emerge top individual runners

rhanchett@newsargus.com What a difference a day can make. The runners involved in the Carolina 1-A Cross Country meet at Rosewood High School spent Monday afternoon practicing in temperatures near 80 degrees. The wind picked up and the temps dropped into...

Meet 4: Carolina 1A cross country results

Results from the Carolina 1-A Conference boys' and girls' country meets contested at Rosewood High School on Tuesday afternoon: BOYS Team scores Rosewood 40 Spring Creek 54 Princeton 60 Hobbton 108 North Duplin 119 Top 10 individuals 1. Alan Coor,...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Boys' soccer: Spring Creek 2, Mount Olive 2 -- Gustavo Avalos and Andres Amaya each scored the Gators. Spring Creek (6-0-1 overall) visits Brogden on Oct. 10. * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Mount Olive 25-15, 25-14, 25-16...

Prep soccer games moved

Games involving two county teams were pushed back to today due to a mid-day rain storm that rolled through Wayne County on Monday. Rosewood entertains Lakewood at 6 p.m. today, while Neuse Charter is the guest of five-time defending Carolina...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

The mother-daughter tandem of Betty Jean Gurley (mom) and Teresa Shearin (daughter) claimed low net and low gross, respectively, during weekly on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Novella Zambelli emerged the game-of-the-week winner. Linda Watson seized low putts....

ECC 3A-4A golfers complete regular-season play

DUDLEY -- The field of golfers from the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference avoided the rain drops and finished the regular season at Southern Wayne Country Club on Monday. D.H. Conley won the match with a team total of 148. Madison...

Monday, October 7, 2013

Prep notebook: Son listens to dad, team gets game-winning TD

PIKEVILLE -- Dad wanted a headset. Son kept saying "no." But the pupil finally listened to his teacher at the right time Friday evening. Steve Brooks Sr. looked into the Charles B. Aycock coaching box and requested that the...

Prep football players-of-the-week: Oct. 4

OFFENSE: Neil Clark (C.B. Aycock) -- Hauled in the game-winning touchdowns pass on a 62-yard screen play, and accounted for all six TDs in the Golden Falcons' 42-35 shootout victory over Southern Wayne.DEFENSE: Justin Cates (Goldsboro High) -- Recorded nine...

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gators snap 15-game skid in Carolina 1A football play

NEWTON GROVE -- Another streak is over. Spring Creek ended its 15-game skid in Carolina 1-A Conference play with a come-from-behind, 22-21 victory over Hobbton on Friday evening. "It was a nail-biter, a fun one to be part of,"...

Athletic Bears hand Warriors first loss of 2013

astevens@newsargus.com New Bern's talented backfield proved why it has more college recruiting letters than it can count. Eastern Wayne will think about missed opportunities. Bears' quarterback Mike Hughes had a hand in all five touchdowns during a 34-12 win over...

NC prep football scores

Alexander Central 32, North Lincoln 13 Alleghany County 40, East Wilkes 20 Apex 31, Fuquay-Varina 21 Arendell-Parrott Academy 32, Cary Christian 16 Ashe County 40, Wilkes Central 16 Asheboro 41, Southwestern Randolph 13 Asheville 27, Asheville Reynolds 17 Asheville Erwin...

MOC's online auction to help fund track facility

rcoggins@newsargus.com Would you like to watch a college game from the coach's bench? Does playing a round of golf with a former PGA professional sound interesting -- maybe just a bit intimidating? Or how about a training session with some...

Clark's TD catch lifts Aycock past So. Wayne

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- The screen pass over the middle was open all night. Charles B. Aycock connected at the right time. Neil Clark hauled in the game-winning 62-yard touchdown reception with 74 seconds remaining, and the Golden Falcons escaped county...

BOX -- N. Duplin-Lakewood

Lakewood 14 0 7 12 -- 33 North Duplin 0 0 7 0 -- 7 Third quarter ND -- Rhodes 20 run (Jaimes kick), 2:40 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- North Duplin -- JP Payton 16-46; Emiliano Mora 8-63; James Britt...

BOX -- James Kenan-Rosewood

James Kenan 21 27 0 0 -- 48 Rosewood 0 0 7 0 -- 7 First quarter JK -- Owens 58 run (Hernandez kick failed), 10:49 JK -- Williams 28 run (Ammons run), 7:26 JK -- Williams 26 pass from...

BOX -- Goldsboro-Scotland County

Goldsboro 7 0 0 7 -- 14 Scotland County 21 7 7 0 -- 35 First quarter GHS -- Malette 64 run (McAlduff kick), 0:33 Fourth quarter GHS -- McCoy 46 pass from Bowden (McAlduff kick), 2:16 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING...

BOX -- E. Wayne-New Bern

New Bern 14 6 7 7 -- 34 Eastern Wayne 6 6 0 0 -- 12 First quarter NB -- Hughes 1 run (Htoo kick), 10:29 EW -- Best 9 run (kick failed), 7:46 NB -- Hughes 8 run (Htoo...

BOX -- C.B. Aycock-So. Wayne

Southern Wayne 7 14 7 7 -- 35 C.B. Aycock 14 6 8 14 -- 42 First quarter SW -- Baldwin 46 run (Craig kick), 11:48 CBA -- Clark 3 run (Harrison kick), 9:44 CBA -- Clark 38 pass from...

No. 1-ranked James Kenan rolls past Rosewood

Al Owens and JaQuan Williams each scored three touchdowns as No. 1-ranked James Kenan rolled to a 48-7 win at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Rosewood on Friday evening. Owens led the Tigers with 107 yards on 10 carries and Kenan...

Lakewood cruises past North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Lakewood built a two-touchdown advantage and cruised past North Duplin, 33-7, in a Carolina 1-A Conference game contested at H.E. Grubbs Field on Friday evening. Cedric Kornegay's interception return set up the Rebels' lone touchdown in the third...

Unbeaten Scotland County drops Goldsboro, 35-14

LAURINBURG -- Goldsboro fell behind 28-7 at the half and couldn't rally in a 35-14 loss perennial 4-A power Scotland County on Friday evening. Rasheid Malette scored the Cougars' lone touchdown in the first half on a 64-yard run. Goldsboro...

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sanders would like to see seniors accomplish goals

When Hobbton takes the field on Friday night it will be 364 days since it last won a football game. Spring Creek can certainly sympathize. The Gators have had three double-digit losing streaks over the past six seasons. They have...

Rosewood, Spring Creek stage 4-set duel in volleyball

rcoggins@newsargus.com County rivals Rosewood and Spring Creek were "Digging for Duke's kids" on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles dug themselves out of trouble, too. Senior hitter Ellen Morgan pounded out a match-high 16 kills during a 21-25, 25-17, 25-13, 25-16 victory...

Rosewood's Burton shares medalist honors

SELMA -- Rosewood's Lindsey Burton shared medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 42 and helped the Eagles claim a four-team meet contested at Cardinal Country Club on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles compiled a team score of 146. Washington was...

Kennedy scores twice for Hawks against Goldsboro

LaGRANGE -- Nic Kennedy scored a pair of goals and North Lenoir defeated Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe Goldsboro 4-1 on Thursday night. Mike Bednarz and Braxton Greene also scored for the Hawks. Hunter Smith, Andrew Riley and Blake Dunn...

Rams extend conference match win streak to 37

Regular-season champion Greene Central easily defeated Goldsboro 9-0 in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play Thursday afternoon. Taylar Keel, Lindsey May, MacKenzie Butts, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman and Caitlin Deans each recorded a singles win for the Rams. The teams of...

Playoff-bound Gators stop Rosewood

Spring Creek concluded regular-season play with a 7-1 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Rosewood on Thursday afternoon. Anna Haggerty, Megan Jones, Madelyn Coates, Grace West and Cassie Alphin each prevailed in singles for the Gators. Carly Stevens-Coates and West-Alphin...

EW netters finish regular season unbeaten at 15-0

DUDLEY -- Third-ranked Eastern Wayne capped its unbeaten season with a 9-0 victory over Southern Wayne in the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference regular-season finale for both teams. Faith Sutton, Savannah Sutton, McKenna Dove, Cameron Dove, Debbie Mitchell and Brennan Dove...

Princeton grabs share of 3rd straight Carolina 1A volleyball title

CALYPSO -- Princeton clinched a share of its third consecutive Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season championship with a 25-8, 25-4, 25-16 triumph over North Duplin on Thursday evening. Savanna Massengill led the Bulldogs with 13 kills. Kasey Edwards provided seven kills....

On injured reserve: Don't expect JK's Sutton to stay there

The health of No. 1-ranked James Kenan's biggest offensive weapon has suddenly become a question mark. What isn't uncertain is the amount of depth in the Tigers' backfield. Senior tailback Marcelias Sutton suffered a deep thigh bruise in a win...

Preps digest: JV, middle school sports

JV sports * Volleyball: Wayne Christian d. Christ Covenant 26-24, 25-27, 25-15 -- The Eagles (9-6, 5-4 CCC) begin Carolina Christian 1-A Conference tournament play on Tuesday at Trinity Christian of Raleigh. * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Spring Creek 25-15,...

New Bern, Eastern Wayne renew football series

A defending state champion. A team with Division I prospects at numerous positions. A measuring stick for Eastern Wayne. All of those adjectives describe New Bern, the reigning N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 4-A (small-school) state champion -- and...

Falcons turn back Warriors in ECC 3A/4A soccer

rhanchett@newsargus.com South Central started fast and earned its first win of the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference soccer season on Thursday night. The Falcons' offense posted five goals on seven shots in a 5-3 win over Eastern Wayne at Little Big...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports Volleyball: Hobbton d. North Duplin 25-13, 25-21 -- Brooke Cottle led the Rebels with three aces. Jordan Jones finished with two kills. North Duplin fell to 3-8 overall....

Gators play strong, complete game against Wildcats

RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- A quality opponent brought out Spring Creek's most-complete game of the season on the soccer pitch Wednesday afternoon. Revenge played a factor, too. Otto Binar collected a hat trick (three goals) and assisted on...

Hobbton sweeps N. Duplin in Carolina 1A volleyball

NEWTON GROVE -- Hobbton held off a first-set rally and beat North Duplin 29-27, 26-24, 26-24 in a Carolina 1-A Conference match. Chesney Brown led the Rebels with 11 kills. Shaily McCarty added five kills and Maddie Swinson tallied five...

Hunt knocks off CBA in tennis

PIKEVILLE -- Wilson Hunt swept through singles play and bested Charles B. Aycock 7-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The tandems of Cassidy Coerver-Ashton Walker and Casie Belom-Kassidy Pitchford each won in doubles action for the Golden Falcons. C.B. Aycock (12-6 overall)...

James Kenan slips past Rosewood

WARSAW -- James Kenan scored the game-winning goal with 10 minutes left in regulation and held off Rosewood 3-2 in a Carolina 1-A Conference game Wednesday evening. Reed Howell and Josh Drew each scored a goal for the Eagles. Ethan...

Bautista's goal lifts Princeton in OT

SMITHFIELD -- Romario Bautista collected the game-winning goal in overtime as Princeton escaped Neuse Charter, 2-1, in a Carolina 1-A Conference game Wednesday. Vicente Mendez assisted on the play. Cameron Parker tallied the Bulldogs' lone goal in regulation. Princeton (2-11-0...

Drobac has 10 saves in Trojans' road loss

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Aleksandar Drobac recorded a career-high 10 saves and took a shutout into the second half, but Coker (S.C.) College scored twice in a five-minute span and handed Mount Olive College a 4-0 defeat on Wednesday evening....

Warriors' efforts please coaches in cross country meet

astevens@newsargus.com If life in the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A conference has taught Eastern Wayne anything, it's that in the world of cross country the gap between a 4-A school and a 3-A school isn't always that wide. The Warriors placed...

ECC 3A/4A cross country results

Results from an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference cross country meet contested at historic Waynesborough Park on Wednesday afternoon: BOYS Team scores South Central 35 J.H. Rose 64 Eastern Wayne 67 North Lenoir 69 Goldsboro 130 Top 10 individuals 1. Jordan...

Golden Falcons, Bears play to 1-1 OT draw

rhanchett@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock wanted to sustain its momentum. New Bern wanted to survive an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference road game. Each team got its wish during a 1-1 overtime draw at Hardy Talton Stadium on Wednesday evening....

Prep football: Saints, Golden Falcons eyeing all-important 3A win

Forget about the previous six weeks and those tough losses on the football field. This one matters the most ... so far. Charles B. Aycock (3-3 overall) looks to snap a three-game skid and put a 65-point loss to Eastern...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Boys' soccer: Wayne Country Day 6, Oakwood 1 -- John Thompson scored three goals for the Chargers. Jack Zhao, D.J. Drew and Drew Barnes each scored one goal. Zhao supplied two assists and Thompson had one...

Princeton completes regular-season sweep of Gators

rhanchett@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek made Princeton uncomfortable, but in the end the Bulldogs did enough to stay unbeaten in Carolina 1-A Conference play with a 25-7, 25-19, 23-25, 25-20 volleyball victory on Monday night. Princeton (15-1 overall, 10-0...

NRYFL: CBA 12U team prevails

12-Under: C.B. Aycock 21, Boys & Girls Club 0 -- Quinn Caballero rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Xavier Eutsey emerged the second-leading rusher with 83 yards. Tyler Hughes provided a TD and hauled in a PAT conversion...

Gators' Coor emerges top boys' runner in Carolina 1A XC meet

PRINCETON -- Rosewood and Princeton claimed the boys' and girls' portions, respectively, of a Carolina 1-A Conference meet ran Tuesday afternoon at Princeton High School. The Eagles won the boys' meet with 27 points. Spring Creek finished second with 37...

North Duplin knocks off Spring Creek in tennis

SEVEN SPRINGS -- North Duplin won all three doubles matches on its way to a 6-3 win over Spring Creek in a Carolina 1-A Conference match Tuesday afternoon. Julissa Quintanilla, Jasmine Quintanilla and Casey Whitted each collected a singles win...

Kierski's goal lifts WCDS in OT

Matt Kierski scored the game-winning goal in overtime off Charlie Roethling's assist as Wayne Country Day slipped past Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference foe Oakwood 3-2 on Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers have won five straight games. Roethling gave Wayne Country...

CBA drops 4-set match to J.H. Rose

PIKEVILLE -- Madison Martin recorded 26 digs in Charles B. Aycock's 7-25, 25-21, 20-25, 17-25 loss to J.H. Rose on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference scene Tuesday afternoon. Meredith Burroughs added five kills, two blocks and one service ace. Courtney...

South Lenoir defeats Goldsboro

DEEP RUN -- Goldsboro endured a 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 loss at Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe South Lenoir on Tuesday afternoon. Becka Pittard led the Cougars with four kills and three blocks. Matti Rose Lyon contributed 10 assists. Nickie Tyler...

Freedom Christian sweeps Wayne Christian

Wayne Christian was swept 25-11, 25-9, 25-9 by Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Freedom Christian on Tuesday evening. Kelsie Cayes contributed two kills for the Eagles and Brooke Slusher had one kill. Wayne Christian (1-14 overall, 1-8 CCC) returns to...

Rosewood dominates Neuse Charter

Rosewood swept Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Neuse Charter 25-4, 25-4, 25-4 on Tuesday evening. Anna Ingram paced the Eagles with seven aces and six kills. Jorden Martens added eight aces and five assists. Callie Thornton had seven aces. Hannah Daniels...

Wayne Country Day netters roll past Oakwood

GREENVILLE -- Wayne Country Day rolled past Oakwood 9-0 in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference match Tuesday afternoon. Individual results were not available. The Chargers (13-2 overall, 5-0 CPIC) entertain Oakwood next Tuesday....

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Sam Gillett won low gross during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Gaye Bryant and Faye Franklin seized low net and low putts, respectively....

McCoy gets shutout in goal for MOC women's soccer

MOUNT OLIVE -- Stephanie McCoy recorded her first collegiate shutout in goal as Mount Olive College handed in-state foe St. Andrews a 3-0 loss Tuesday evening at Amon Field. McCoy logged one save and lowered her goals-against-average (GAA) to...

E. Wayne-CBA tennis box

Eastern Wayne 6 C.B. Aycock 1 Singles: No. 1 Ashton Walker (CBA) d. Faith Sutton 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (16-14); No. 2 Savannah Sutton (EW) d. Rachel Jackson 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 McKenna Dove (EW) d. Casie Belom 6-3, 7-6 (8);...

Eastern Wayne claims ECC 3A/4A girls regular-season title

rcoggins@newsargus.com The shadows grew longer and disappeared as twilight faded into darkness on the Eastern Wayne tennis courts Tuesday evening. The Warriors didn't seem to notice. They were too busy focused on securing the inaugural Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference regular-season...

Saints in command in 3A portion of ECC

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne is in the driver's seat among the 3-A schools in the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference. Eastern Wayne finds itself in a hole. The Saints scored three goals in five minutes and defeated the Warriors 4-0 on...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Brogden 25-11, 25-1, 25-14 -- Macy Tyndall led Rosewood with 11 aces. The Eagles improved to 6-0 overall. Rosewood visits Dillard on Thursday....

Rams defeat nemesis Edenton Holmes

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central captured five points in singles play and walked off with a 5-1, non-conference win over Edenton Holmes on Monday afternoon. Doubles were not played due to darkness. Taylar Keel, Lindsey May, Brycen Radford, Chasity Holloman...

Chargers net another home win

No. 2-ranked Wayne Country Day handed No. 4-ranked Trinity of Raleigh a 6-3, non-conference loss on the Wayne Community College courts Monday afternoon. Taylor Willman, Jennifer Potts, Meredith Roethling and Margaux Pope each prevailed in singles play. Potts-Ally Willman and...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Gwen Kelly claimed game-of-the-week honors at Lane Tree Golf Club. Nan Jarrell carded low net and low gross. Linda Watson earned best putter for the week....

Hobbton shuts down Rosewood

NEWTON GROVE -- Hobbton played stout defense and kept Carolina 1-A Conference foe Rosewood off the scoreboard in a 3-0 win on Wednesday night. The Wildcats finished the game with a 24-7 advantage in shots and scored one of their...

Cougars drop ECC 2A match to Ayden-Grifton

Goldsboro keeper Chris Wiggins made 26 saves, but it was not quite enough in a 5-3 loss to Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference leader Ayden-Grifton on Monday. Josh Matias, Jeffery Martinez and Mickey Eovine each scored a goal for the Cougars....

Hawks double up county archrival

La GRANGE -- North Lenoir jumped out to an early lead in the third minute and held on for a 4-2 win over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe South Lenoir on Monday afternoon. Braxton Greene got the Hawks on the...

Binar logs nine points in Gators' road win

ROSEBORO -- Otto Binar converted three penalty kicks and tallied four goals overall in Spring Creek's 6-2 road win at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Lakewood on Monday afternoon. Binar also had an assist. Ivan Lemus provided one goal and one...

Trojans' Lane 3rd among individual golfers

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Virginia Lane is third among individual golfers and defending champion Mount Olive College is fourth in team competition after opening-round play of the King University Invitational. The 36-hole tournament concludes today. Lane carded a 75 on...