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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tigers' defense shuts down Wolfpack running game

WARSAW -- James Kenan's defense held Whiteville's juggernaut rushing attack in check and spearheaded a 17-7 victory in eastern semifinal-round play of the 2013 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-AA football playoffs Friday evening. The No. 1-ranked and...

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Boys' basketball: Southern Wayne 56, Goldsboro 51 -- Kisheem Faison led the Cougars with 17 points. Teammate Demonte Wells chipped in 14....

Warriors continue to set new program standards

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne took one step closer to turning its fantasy of a state football championship into reality at Little Big Horn on Friday evening. The Warriors' "dream season" continued with a 12-7 triumph over perennial power Eastern Alamance during...

Best, Vick spearhead EW's offensive attack

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne got two quick strikes. The Warriors' defense did the rest. Sophomore KK Best rushed for a game-high 200 yards and a touchdown during Eastern Wayne's 12-7 conquest of Eastern Alamance in eastern semifinal-round play of the N.C....

Warriors' defense grounds Eagles

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne undoubtedly proved that offense sells tickets and defense wins championships Friday evening. The Warriors held Eastern Alamance's juggernaut spread attack to less than 300 yards of total offense during a 12-7 triumph in eastern semifinal-round action of...

BOX -- James Kenan-Whiteville

Whiteville 0 0 7 0 -- 7 James Kenan 0 7 7 3 -- 17 Second quarter JK -- Barnes 1 run (Hernandez kick), 10:52 Third quarter JK -- Sutton 20 run (Hernandez kick), 8:05 Fourth quarter JK -- Hernandez...

BOX -- E. Wayne-E. Alamance

E. Alamance 7 0 0 0 -- 7 Eastern Wayne 6 6 0 0 -- 12 First quarter EA -- Sawyer 2 fumble return (Fenton kick), 9:42 EW -- Best 72 run (kick failed), 9:19 Second quarter EW -- Vick...

Artis scores 27 in Goldsboro's win over So. Wayne

Rasheen Artis pumped in 27 points and Goldsboro upended county rival Southern Wayne, 82-71, before a standing-room-only crowd at Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on Friday evening. Rasheed Jackson and Jalyn Moore contributed 14 and 10 points, respectively. Myron Carmon...

Thompson, unbeaten Saints dominate Goldsboro girls

Cierra Thompson just missed a triple-double for the second straight outing during Southern Wayne's 60-38, non-conference triumph over county rival Goldsboro inside Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on Friday evening. Thompson recorded 18 points, 10 steals and nine rebounds for...

Friday, November 29, 2013

Rosewood matmen post 4-1 record

Rosewood put five different lineups on the mat and returned home with four victories during a multi-team, non-conference wrestling meet contested Wednesday evening. The Eagles (10-1 overall) shut out North Johnston 84-0, and handed defeats to Elizabeth City Northeastern,...

No. 1-ranked, unbeaten Tigers play host to Whiteville

rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW -- James Kenan's defense has faced two of state's premier tailbacks -- Union's Dezmond Faison and Princeton's Johnny Frasier -- during the past two weeks. The Tigers have performed admirably against each. They'll have to defend three Friday...

Eagles present major challenge for Warriors

rcoggins@newsargus.com No matter the sport, the level of difficulty increases as teams venture deeper into the postseason. Eastern Wayne doesn't expect Friday night to be any different. The second-seeded Warriors entertain perennial power Eastern Alamance in semifinal-round action of the...

Golden Falcons drop ECC 3A/4A wrestling opener

NEW BERN -- Charles B. Aycock launched its Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference season with a 46-30 loss at New Bern on Tuesday evening. "(We) continue to improve with a young team," first-year CBA head coach RJ Allen said. "Our veterans...

Spring Creek girls fall to Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE -- Destiney Sutton poured in a team-high 19 points in Spring Creek's 59-44, non-conference loss at Lejeune on Tuesday evening. Amber Buchan supplied 11 points. Spring Creek is the guest of North Johnston on Dec. 3....

Williams making early impact for CB Aycock

astevens@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Michael Williams hasn't wasted a single second and he's thrived on big moments during his senior season at Charles B. Aycock. His buzzer-beating 3-pointer lifted the Golden Falcons past Southern Nash, 57-55, on Monday evening. Last Friday,...

Wooten glad to be closer to home

rhanchett@newsargus.com The life of a minor league baseball player is rarely relaxed. There is the pressure of each individual at-bat, the physical wear and tear on the body from a grueling season, constantly changing travel plans and long stretches...

Warriors' confident leader: Improved Pike settles into QB role

rcoggins@newsargus.com Confident and more mature as a starting quarterback, Mitch Pike has undoubtedly found his comfort zone on the football field season. Having athletic teammates helps, too. Pike is part of a junior class that bonded well with the seniors...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Boys' basketball: North Lenoir 56, C.B. Aycock 45 -- Shawn Davis paced the Hawks with 10 points. Jaylin Lynch had eight points and Jamaious Williams scored seven. Chandler Matthews finished with 15 points for the Golden...

Chargers' starters break out early

ANDREW STEVENS astevens@newsargus.com Wayne Country Day's starters made a brief appearance against county rival Wayne Christian on Tuesday evening. The Chargers' starting five combined for 32 points in a 75-38, non-conference victory over the Eagles at Clifford Gymnatorium. Lee Atkinson...

Prep basketball boxes -- WCDS, Rosewood

BOYS W. Country Day 31 20 9 15 -- 75 W. Christian 11 3 17 7 -- 38 WAYNE COUNTRY DAY (6-1) Victor Miller 1 1 0-0 5, Lee Atkinson 3 1 1-2 10, Jason Jones 3 0 0-0...

Wrestling results -- Rosewood, N. Lenoir

La GRANGE -- Results from a non-conference tri-meet contested at Wooten Gym on Wednesday evening. Rosewood    63 North Lenoir    18 106 -- Thomas (R) wbf R. Miller, 5:33; 113 -- A. Jones (NL) wbf Owens, 1:36; 120 -- Boyd (R)...

Princeton girls defeat Raleigh Charter

PRINCETON -- Princeton opened its season with a 44-32 victory over Raleigh Charter on Tuesday evening. Savanna Massengill paced the Bulldogs with 16 points and nine rebounds. Tori Paul supplied 10 points and 11 rebounds. Charley Cox had six points...

N. Lenoir girls defeat C.B. Aycock

La GRANGE -- Charles B. Aycock couldn't take advantage of multiple shots around the basket in the closing seconds of a 38-37, non-conference loss to North Lenoir on Tuesday evening. Laura Hearer led the Hawks with 12 points. Quoya Porter...

Princeton boys prevail in season opener

PRINCETON -- Princeton rallied for a 44-37, non-conference win over Raleigh Charter in season-opening play Tuesday evening. Michael Wooten led the Bulldogs with 10 points. Alex Whitley scored nine points. Colby Norris and Tanner Woodard each had eight points. Princeton...

Wrestling results -- E. Wayne, Princeton

Results from a non-conference tri-meet contested at Eastern Wayne on Wednesday evening. Eastern Wayne    61 North Johnston    6 138 -- Rodwell (EW) wbf Grady, 0:55; 145 -- Kevon Tune (EW) wbf Hardison, 4:55; 152 -- double forfeit; 160 -- Julian Bruton...

Rosewood girls prevail in Grantham's coaching debut

By RYAN HANCHETT rhanchett@newsargus.com Rosewood started out red hot in Rick Grantham's debut as the new Eagles' head coach Tuesday evening. Lexi Mercer dropped in 22 points during a season-opening, 61-53 defeat of North Johnston. "I am proud of the...

RHS matmen sweep tri-meet at N. Lenoir

La GRANGE -- North Lenoir resuscitated its wrestling program and Rosewood emerged victorious with a pair of non-conference victories inside Wooten Gym on Tuesday evening. "(The defeats) were very one-sided, but there were flashes of great things to come for...

Unbeaten SW girls roll to road victory

TRENTON -- Southern Wayne remained unbeaten with a 66-35 victory at Jones Senior on Tuesday evening. Zaria Atkins led the Saints with 16 points. Cierra Thompson contributed 14 points, 10 steals and nine rebounds. Latrecia Johnson had 13 points and...

Hawks nip Golden Falcons, 53-51

La GRANGE -- North Lenoir held off Charles B. Aycock for a 53-51, non-conference win at Wooten Gym on Tuesday evening. Jalen Robinson, John Carlton and Jaquaz Jones each had 11 points for the Hawks. Deontae Allen added six points....

Slow-starting Eagles fall to Panthers

Rosewood could not overcome a slow start in a 48-38, non-conference loss to North Johnston on Tuesday night. The Eagles went seven minutes without a field goal in the second quarter and scored just eight points in the first half....

Bradshaw drops in 22 points for SW boys

TRENTON -- Tarvis Bradshaw scored 22 points to lead Southern Wayne to a 72-57, non-conference win at Jones Senior on Tuesday evening. Bradshaw also tallied nine steals and five rebounds. Jalen Roberts provided 16 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks....

Goldsboro boys defeat RM Prep

ROCKY MOUNT -- Goldsboro had all 14 of its players score in a 76-44, non-conference win at Rocky Mount Prep on Tuesday evening. Myron Carmon paced the Cougars with 12 points. Rasheen Artis had 11 points. Nashir Bowden, Tyrique Tyson...

Warriors grapple with Panthers, Bulldogs

rcoggins@newsargus.com A day of basic training proved beneficial for Eastern Wayne's wrestling team Tuesday evening. The aggressive-minded Warriors continued to fine-tune the fundamentals during a 61-6 romp over North Johnston and a come-from-behind, 41-24 triumph over Princeton. All three teams...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

County swimmers meet regional standards

Five county swimmers posted individual regional-qualifying times during a 10-team meet contested at the Goldsboro Family Y on Monday evening. Goldsboro teammates Zach Darden and Timmy Vick, and Eastern Wayne's Tricia Malcolm each advanced to the postseason in two...

Ladybirds defeat Golden Falcons

BAILEY -- Southern Nash used a stout defensive performance to take down Charles B. Aycock 51-34 on Monday evening. Taylor Daniels led the Golden Falcons with 16 points. Myleah Jones added six points. C.B. Aycock visits North Lenoir tonight....

Atkinson scores 24, WCDS slips past Kestrel Heights

Wayne Country Day held off a late rally for a 78-73, non-conference win over Kestrel Heights on Monday night. Lee Atkinson paced the Chargers with 24 points and six assists. Victor Miller finished with 18 points and Joel Davis added...

Williams' buzzer-beating 3 lifts CBA

BAILEY -- Michael Williams hit a 3-point shot as time expired and Charles B. Aycock rallied past Southern Nash, 57-55, on Monday night. Williams led the Golden Falcons with 28 points. Neil Clark emerged as the only other Golden Falcon...

Monday, November 25, 2013

CBA freshman Wallace off to unbeaten start

Charles B. Aycock freshman Joshua Wallace completed the first week of his varsity career in perfect fashion after a 5-0 performance during a multi-team dual meet contested at Eastern Wayne. Wallace, who battled at 152 pounds, pinned four opponents...

Trio leads Warriors at New Bern swim meet

NEW BERN -- Eastern Wayne's Greg Moorehead, Bradley Makdad and Tricia Malcolm each picked up an individual victory during a multi-team, non-conference meet contested at the Twin Rivers YMCA on Saturday. Moorehead logged a first-place time of 2 minutes,...

Prep notebook: Warriors struggle to move ball on Firebirds

Eastern Wayne struggled to consistently move the football against Southern Nash in their second-round N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A playoff game Friday evening. The Warriors tallied just 105 rushing yards and had nine running plays that resulted...

MOC has school-record effort at NCAA D2 men's cross country championships

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Mount Olive College had a school-record four runners place among the 246-competitor field during the season-ending NCAA Division II men's cross country national championships Saturday. The Trojans placed a program-best 16th as a team. Sophomore Dylan...

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Local digest

Boys' basketball C.B. Aycock 63, Goldsboro 60 * PIKEVILLE -- Michael Williams poured in 31 points and Charles B. Aycock held off Goldsboro for a 63-60 win on Friday night. Cameron Kornegay added 10 points for the Golden Falcons and...

James Kenan holds off Princeton

rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW -- What was billed as a rematch between conference rivals turned into an instant classic at Bill Taylor Field. James Kenan overcame five turnovers and held off Princeton in a 43-36 shootout on Friday night in the second...

Southern Nash downed by Eastern Wayne

astevens@newsargus.com Bubba Williams called on his defense to make a stop one more time. Micah Smith answered the bell. Smith intercepted Southern Nash quarterback Deon Lavender to seal the Warriors' 21-17 win on Friday night in the second round of...

North Duplin falls at Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE -- North Duplin controlled the clock. The Rebels just couldn't get into the zone. Senior scatback Jamaz Richardson crossed the 2,000-yard plateau for the season and Lejeune pulled away for a 28-12, second-round victory in the N.C. High...

BOX - Princeton at James Kenan

Princeton 7 23 6 0 -- 36 James Kenan 7 34 0 2 -- 43 First quarter JK -- Sutton 3 run (Hernandez kick), 5:39 P -- Frasier 10 run (Mendez kick), 3:47 Second quarter JK -- Fullwood 28 pass...

Box - Southern Nash at Eastern Wayne

Southern Nash 8 0 9 0 -- 17 Eastern Wayne 8 7 6 0 -- 21 First quarter SN -- Hall 7 run (Hall run) 9:48 EW -- Davilla 42 pass from Pike (Vick run); :49 Second quarter EW --...

Box - North Duplin at Lejeune

North Duplin 0 6 0 6 -- 12 Lejeune 0 14 7 7 -- 28 Second quarter L -- Bodine 10 pass from Derrick (Johnson kick), 6:36 ND -- Kornegay 39 pass from Britt (kick blocked), 2:45 L -- Richardson...

MOC men fall to VSU

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College worked its way into position to capture its 23rd Pickle Classic championship Saturday evening. Virginia State made sure it didn't happen. Lamar Kearse sank two free throws with 4.3 seconds left to lift the...

MOC women cruise past ECSU

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College not only finished the game with momentum against in-state foe Elizabeth City State, it did so in impressive fashion Saturday afternoon. The Trojan women polished off the Vikings with a 30-8 run in the...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wolfpack fans voicing displeasure on social media

Online bloggers are expressing their displeasure, especially after N.C. State dropped an overtime decision to N.C. Central on the basketball court Wednesday evening. NCCU had never beaten an Atlantic Coast Conference school. Some of their disgust derives from a particular...

Eastern Wayne defense must stop the run ... again

astevens@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne, for the second consecutive week, knows it faces a larger, physical opponent intent on running the football. The Warriors hope they can duplicate last week's success when they play host to Southern Nash in the second round...

Golden Falcons, Morgan adjusting to each other

astevens@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- The loss of seven seniors from a playoff team leaves head varsity boys' basketball coach Tod Morgan thinking his first season at Charles B. Aycock is a marathon rather than a sprint. He hopes the Golden Falcons,...

Rams slip past SW Edgecombe

Brandon Belcher pumped in 14 points during Greene Central's 52-50, non-conference victory over former Eastern Plains 2-A foe SouthWest Edgecombe on Wednesday evening. Doreon Suggs and Curtez Braswell added eight points apiece for the Rams, who improved to 2-0 this...

CBA's Jones, Daniels lead 4th-quarter charge

FOUR OAKS -- Myleah Jones and Taylor Daniels combined for 13 fourth-quarter points, and Charles B. Aycock turned back South Johnston, 61-54, on Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcons outscored the Trojans 17-7 in the final period. Jones pumped in 20...

Aycock grapplers prevail in tri-meet

PIKEVILLE -- Trent Marquard and Josh Wallace logged back-to-back pins to help secure Charles B. Aycock's 42-39, non-conference triumph over Wilson Fike during a non-conference tri-meet Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcons hammered Greene Central, 57-24, in their season-opening match. "This...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Southern Wayne girls avenge playoff blowout loss

astevens@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne hadn't forgotten the 50-point loss it endured at Northern Nash in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A state playoffs last season. The Saints got some payback Wednesday night. Southern...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Girls' basketball: Northern Nash 37, Southern Wayne 36 -- Monica Manley led the Saints with 14 points. Shekinah Jones added six points. Southern Wayne (1-1 overall) plays host to North Lenoir on Friday....

Bulldogs, Tigers meet again in playoffs

RYAN HANCHETT rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW -- Princeton wanted a second chance to play top-ranked and unbeaten James Kenan. The N.C. High School Athletic Association obliged. The teams meet Friday in second-round play of the 1-AA (large-school) Mideast Region playoffs. Kickoff is...

BOX -- So. Wayne-No. Nash boys/girls

BOYS Northern Nash 12 13 13 22 - 60 Southern Wayne 14 14 12 17 - 57 NORTHERN NASH Isaac Dupree 0 0 0-3 0, Marcelius Major 0 1 6-7 9, Paul Cherry 0 0 2-6 2, Tyler Jones 1...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Margaret "Sam" Gillett claimed low-gross honors during weekly play at Walnut Creek Country Club. Linda Cannon and Hiromi Sueki won low net and low putts, respectively. Sueki also captured first low net in championship flight play during an Eastern Ladies...

Saints squander double-digit lead

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne saw its 10-point, second-half disappear during a 60-57, non-conference loss to Northern Nash earlier this morning. The game ended at 12:25 a.m. The Knights trailed 38-28 in the third quarter, but the lead for good with...

Rebels' main task is to contain Richardson

rcoggins@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- North Duplin gets a second chance it eagerly desires in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A (small-school) Mideast Region football playoffs Friday. The Rebels face top-seeded Lejeune. North Duplin had the Devilpups collared for one...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball C.B. Aycock 52, North Lenoir 24 * PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock wasted no time in welcoming first-year head coach Ryan Wells with a victory. The Golden Falcons cruised past North Lenoir 52-24 on Tuesday in the season...

Prep basketball boxes

Boys North Lenoir 9 26 14 18 -- 67 C.B. Aycock 11 13 7 14 -- 45 NORTH LENOIR (1-0) Javonta King 3 1 2-5 11, Jalen Robinson 2 2 1-4 11, Jauquaz Jones 4 1 1-4 12, Landon Letchworth...

Harris sets sights on Campbell

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Taylor Waddell called her cousin, Cierra Harris, one afternoon and asked if she'd catch for her during a Campbell University pitching camp. Harris agreed. Sweating from the humidity and catcher's garb, Harris struck up a conversation with...

Burroughs going to N.C. State

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- North Carolina State came calling. Meredith Burroughs gladly opened the door. A long-time Wolfpack fan, Burroughs realized her dream to wear a red-and-white softball uniform was no longer a fantasy. She signed a national letter-of-intent with the...

North Lenoir hands C.B. Aycock first loss

rhanchett@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Todd Morgan's coaching debut at Charles B. Aycock did not go as planned. North Lenoir ruined the first-year head coach's opening night with a 67-45 win over the Golden Falcons on Tuesday in the season opener for...

Local standout will stay in Wayne County

rcoggins@newsargus.com Nick Adams has enjoyed a stellar high school career -- one that is unparallel to previous golfers who have walked the halls at Rosewood High School. And his best years are still ahead. A driven athlete with a genuine...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Girls' basketball: Southern Wayne 46, Smithfield-Selma 23 -- Monica Manley led Southern Wayne with 14 points. Macayla Tyndall added 10 points in the win. Southern Wayne improved to 1-0 overall. * Girls' basketball: Goldsboro Heat 27,...

Chargers' Pittman, Glass punch tickets to NCISAA 1A/2-A state meet

Wayne Country Day's Zan Pittman and Robert Glass have punched their tickets to the season-ending N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Classes 1-A/2-A state championship meet. Pittman, an eighth-grader, qualified in the 200-yard individual medley (IM) and 100 breaststroke. Pittman...

Conquerors drop 4-point road loss

FUQUAY-VARINA -- Faith Christian opened its season with a 62-58 loss to Hilltop Christian on Monday night. Victor Jenkins paced the Conquerors with 22 points. Richard Sasser added 16 points in the defeat. Faith Christian (0-1 overall) returns to action...

SW boys drop season opener to Smithfield-Selma

SELMA -- Southern Wayne failed to get critical defensive stops down the stretch in an 84-74 loss to Smithfield-Selma in the season opener for both teams Monday evening. Jamon Wade led Southern Wayne with 18 points. Jalen Roberts finished with...

Southern Wayne girls start hoops season with win

SELMA -- Southern Wayne opened its season with a win over Smithfield-Selma on Monday night. Zaria Atkins led the Saints with 20 points and five assists. Cierra Thompson added nine points and 10 rebounds. Latrecia Johnson pulled down 12 boards...

Grantham ready to get maximum effort from players

astevens@newsargus.com First-year Rosewood High varsity girls' basketball coach Rick Grantham knows his team lacks depth this season. But he's familiar with the players and their abilities after coaching several of them on the middle school level. "I think they know...

MOC men's cross country team ready for D2 championship meet

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- A dynasty in men's college cross country? Mount Olive is definitely getting closer. The Trojans will make their third consecutive appearance in the 2013 NCAA Division II national cross country championships Saturday in Spokane, Wash. The...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Prep football notebook

Eastern Wayne needed a physical runner between the tackles since tailback Kamone Best battled a gimpy ankle and West Carteret took away the edge in the running game. Chris Allen answered the bell. He rushed for a team-high 69...

MOC beefs up schedule

MOUNT OLIVE -- That which makes you weak, makes your stronger. It's a simple adage that's already proven significant for the Mount Olive College on the basketball court this season. The Trojan men are 3-1 with road victories over three...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Varsity boys Wayne Country Day 78, Lawrence Academy 37 * Marlon Coley led three players in double figures with 15 points and Wayne Country Day hammered Lawrence Academy, 78-37, on Friday evening. Joel Davis and Kris Cooley contributed 14 and...

James Kenan defense shuts down Union

rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW --Union sold out on defense. James Kenan made the Spartans pay. The Tigers completed four passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns en route to a 49-0 win in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic...

Warriors capture first postseason victory since 1978

astevens@newsargus.com It may have taken 35 years, but Eastern Wayne finally has its second playoff win in program history. Mitch Pike tossed three touchdown passes to Dayshawn Pridgen and the Warriors defeated West Carteret 35-14 in the first round of...

Frasier has six-TD night against Granville Central

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Granville Central couldn't find a way to collar Princeton's relentless running game Friday evening. In fact, the Bulldogs roamed free all night. Junior Johnny Frasier rushed for 350 yards and six touchdowns -- all in the first...

Prep football roundup

North Duplin 18, Weldon 12 * WELDON -- North Duplin scored all of its points in the final 10 minutes to upend Weldon 18-12 in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association class 1-A (small-school) playoffs....

NC prep fb playoff scores

Class 4-AA Charlotte Independence 13, Hough 10 Charlotte Providence 14, West Mecklenburg 7 East Forsyth 55, Greensboro Grimsley 22 Fayetteville Britt 42, Raleigh Sanderson 35 Garner 63, Holly Springs 21 Hope Mills South View 20, Durham Riverside 17 Mallard Creek...

Mount Olive women fall to Newberry

rhanchett@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Katie Paschal's potential buzzer-beater fell short and Newberry escaped with a 74-72 win over Mount Olive College on Saturday night. A clash of styles played out from the opening tip as the Wolves' size inside eventually...

BOX - North Duplin-Weldon

North Duplin 0 0 0 18 -- 18 Weldon 0 0 0 12 -- 12 Fourth quarter ND -- Kornegay 24 pass from Britt (kick failed) ND -- Britt 1 run (kick failed) ND -- Britt 1 run (run failed)...

BOX - James Kenan-Union

Union 0 0 0 0 -- 0 James Kenan 21 21 7 0 -- 49 First quarter JK -- Barnes 3 run (Hernandez kick), 9:30 JK -- Smith 85 pass from Barnes (Hernandez kick), 6:39 JK -- Sutton 80 run...

BOX -- West Carteret at Eastern Wayne

West Carteret 0 0 0 14 -- 14 Eastern Wayne 7 14 7 7 -- 35 First quarter EW -- Pridgen 21 pass from Pike (Jones kick), 0:00 Second quarter EW -- Vick 3 run (Jones kick), 7:36 EW --...

BOX -- Spring Creek at Tarboro

Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Tarboro 14 21 14 3 -- 52 First quarter T -- Battle 54 interception return (Arias kick failed) T -- Battle 22 pass from Hinton (Hinton run) Second quarter T -- Farmer...

BOX -- Rosewood at Whiteville

Rosewood 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Whiteville 14 21 20 0 -- 55 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Rosewood -- Mike Woodard 7-40; Jamari McGowan 5-8; Cameron Helt 6-3; Felipe Ornelas 5-1; Jacob Sasser 5-(minus 17). PASSING -- Rosewood --...

BOX -- Princeton-Granville Central

Granville Central 8 0 7 7 -- 22 Princeton 24 28 7 0 -- 59 First quarter P -- Frasier 62 run (Wooten run), 11:47 P -- Frasier 37 run (Frasier run), 8:23 P -- Perry 14 run (Whack run),...

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tigers' defense must stop Spartans' Faison

rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW -- James Kenan is familiar with rematches in the state playoffs. When the N.C. High School Athletic Association introduced the "pod system" three years ago to help limit teams' travel in the opening round, it created several rematches...

Princeton opens football playoffs at home

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Princeton and Granville Central will put similar teams with contrasting styles of play on the football field tonight. The Dogs like to establish the run behind prolific back Johnny Frasier, then throw. The Panthers have sophomore signal...

OUTDOORS -- Lancaster's hobby becomes a profession

rhanchett@newsargus.com Eric Lancaster took his hobby and turned it into a profession. Nearly 20 years later, he is still thankful for every day he gets to spend doing what he loves. Lancaster is a certified gunsmith and owner of Big...

Ingram signs softball NLI with Mount Olive

rcoggins@newsargus.com Anna Ingram understands she might have trouble juggling academics and athletics at the next level. After all, time management is a daunting task for any college freshman. Don't think Ingram won't hurdle that obstacle. Confident in her abilities, the...

Saints' season not defined by wins, losses, but heart and effort

Fighting back tears, they huddled one last time and lifted their scarred helmets into the cool night sky. "1-2-3, Saints!" they shouted. The players broke and headed into different directions. Some trudged toward the locker room, uneager to remove a...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Warriors 'D' must be their best offense against West Carteret

astevens@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne's offense can't afford to watch from the sidelines when West Carteret puts its ball-control, run-oriented squad on the field Friday evening. The Warrior defense has to keep the Patriots behind the first-down marker on a consistent basis...

McCain's two FTs lift Trojans past Wingate

MOC Sports Information WINGATE -- Jordan McCain hit a pair of free throws with 1.7 seconds remaining to lift Mount Olive to an 81-80, non-conference victory over in-state Wingate on Wednesday evening. McCain shot 8 of 9 at the free...

Rosewood's Morgan signs to play volleyball at MOC

A season of travel volleyball taught Ellen Morgan the value of teamwork. And how to become a leader on and off the court. She realized she wanted her senior year at Rosewood High to be one that wasn't filled...

Gators head to Tarboro with strongest offensive weapon

astevens@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek is faced with the task of trying to slay a giant this week. At least the Gators will have their biggest weapon. Spring Creek head coach Aaron Sanders confirmed Tuesday that junior quarterback Tre...

CBA's three leaders are Brooks' blessing

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Michael Eutsey, Neil Clark and TJ Morrow have put their stamp on the Charles B. Aycock football program this season. And the trio of unselfish and athletic leaders has undoubtedly set the bar higher for future Golden...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WCDS-Wilson Christian boxscores

BOYS Wilson Christian 12 1 14 9 -- 36 W. Country Day 24 25 18 10 -- 77 WILSON CHRISTIAN Cody Taybron 1 1 0-0 5, Zach Webb 1 0 0-0 2, Ben Taylor 3 0 0-0 6, Darius Coleman...

Charger boys open home season with rout of Wilson Christian

RYAN HANCHETT rhanchett@newsargus.com Everyone on the Wayne Country Day bench had fun. Wilson Christian had none. The Chargers used a 19-0 run early in the second quarter to pull away en route to a 77-36, non-conference victory on Tuesday evening....

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Boys' basketball: Wayne Country Day 67, Wilson Christian 21 -- Corey Carpenter finished with 12 points for the Chargers. Tony Townsend and Patrick Hall both scored 11 points. Matt Kierski supplied 10 points. Wayne Country Day...

WCDS girls fall to Wilson Christian

Wayne Country Day never got its offense going in a 45-18, non-conference loss to Wilson Christian on Tuesday night. The Chargers kept themselves in the game in the first half with some excellent defensive play and trailed 15-5 at the...

Lafond named D2 Southeast Region men's cross country runner-of-the-year

MOC Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College sophomore Dylan Lafond has been named the 2013 USTFCCCA Division II Southeast Region runner-of-the-year in men's cross country. The award comes just four days after Lafond emerged the individual champion at...

Walnut Creek LGA news

Golfers experienced "deja vu" during play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. The winners repeated from the previous week -- Hiromi Sueki (low gross), Penny Ritt (low net) and Linda Cannon (low putts)....

Goldsboro girls headed for season of change

rcoggins@newsargus.com Fourth-year Goldsboro High head varsity girls' basketball coach LaTina Bullock isn't facing a rebuilding year. She has to reshape a program to compete in the 2-A ranks this winter. The Cougars won four consecutive regular-season championships and two tournament...

No easy road in Mideast, Midwest 1-AA playoff pods

rhanchett@newsargus.com You can't argue with geography. The N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoffs are a perfect example of how different the state's four regions are with respect to the quality of teams in each bracket. The most glaring case...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Preps digest: Middle schools

Boys' soccer: Spring Creek logged a 14-0-2 record and claimed the 2013 Wayne County Middle School Athletic Conference Division I and overall championships. The Gators outscored the opposition 99-7 in 16 games. Gustavo Avalos led Spriong Creek with 41...

Football players-of-the-week: Nov. 8

OFFENSE: Johnny Frasier (Princeton) -- Rushed for 236 yards and five touchdowns in the Bulldogs' win over archrival Rosewood on Friday evening.DEFENSE: Adrian Whack (Princeton) -- Sophomore linebacker recorded 10 tackles, sacked the quarterback and logged two tackles for loss...

Chargers go 1-1 in Cape Fear Christian Senior Classic

ERWIN -- Bailee Creger poured in a game-high 16 points and Wayne Country Day placed third in the Cape Fear Christian Senior Classic with a 44-19 triumph over Neuse Charter. Kaitlyn Daniels supplied 13 points. Karis Hawkins and Lillian Freeman...

Atkinson scores 20 in WCDS victory

ERWIN -- Lee Atkinson led three players in double figures with 20 points, and Wayne Country Day claimed the Cape Fear Christian Senior Classic championship with a 67-61 victory over Neuse Charter. Joel Davis added 19 points and pulled down...

Prep notebook: E. Wayne ready for home playoff game

DUDLEY -- On to the "third season." And another chance to erase recent history. Eastern Wayne looks to snap a nine-game, postseason skid when it entertains West Carteret in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A playoffs on...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Princeton dominates archrival on home turf

rhanchett@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- The Princeton High School marching band broke into Miley Cyrus' hit tune "Party in the USA" midway through the fourth quarter Friday evening. It was time to party in Princeton. Johnny Frasier rambled for 236 yards and...

Princeton dominates archrival on home turf

rhanchett@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- The Princeton High School marching band broke into Miley Cyrus' hit tune "Party in the USA" midway through the fourth quarter Friday evening. It was time to party in Princeton. Johnny Frasier rambled for 236 yards and...

Rebels claim road win over Gators

astevens@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- The first half started like a dream for North Duplin and felt more like a nightmare for Spring Creek. The Rebels scored on four of their first five offensive possessions and capitalized on two Gators' turnovers...

Rebels claim road win over Gators

astevens@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- The first half started like a dream for North Duplin and felt more like a nightmare for Spring Creek. The Rebels scored on four of their first five offensive possessions and capitalized on two Gators' turnovers...

Pike's TD pass jump starts Warriors

rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne worked hard to defend Eastern Wayne on every snap on a bone-chilling Friday evening. The Warriors had too many athletes. Quarterback Mitch Pike threw a touchdown pass on the opening play from scrimmage and the...

Pike's TD pass jump starts Warriors

rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne worked hard to defend Eastern Wayne on every snap on a bone-chilling Friday evening. The Warriors had too many athletes. Quarterback Mitch Pike threw a touchdown pass on the opening play from scrimmage and the...

Prep football roundup

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central scored a pair of late touchdowns and blocked a potential game-winning field goal en route to a 20-19 win over Goldsboro on the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference football scene on Friday night. The Rams...

Prep football roundup

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central scored a pair of late touchdowns and blocked a potential game-winning field goal en route to a 20-19 win over Goldsboro on the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference football scene on Friday night. The Rams...

NC prep football scores

Albemarle 77, South Stanly 17 Alexander Central 27, North Iredell 20 Andrews 27, Hayesville 14 Anson County 14, Monroe Sun Valley 0 Ashe County 56, Elkin 7 Asheboro 27, Central Davidson 10 Asheville 21, Asheville Erwin 7 Asheville Reynolds 49,...

NC prep football scores

Albemarle 77, South Stanly 17 Alexander Central 27, North Iredell 20 Andrews 27, Hayesville 14 Anson County 14, Monroe Sun Valley 0 Ashe County 56, Elkin 7 Asheboro 27, Central Davidson 10 Asheville 21, Asheville Erwin 7 Asheville Reynolds 49,...

Mount Olive falls to Shaw in opener

MOC SPORTS INFORMATION WILSON -- Dontrell Brite led five players in double figures with a career-high 17 points, but his three-point buzzer-beater was waved off and a Shaw slam dunk putback with 1.6 seconds left proved to be the game...

Mount Olive falls to Shaw in opener

MOC SPORTS INFORMATION WILSON -- Dontrell Brite led five players in double figures with a career-high 17 points, but his three-point buzzer-beater was waved off and a Shaw slam dunk putback with 1.6 seconds left proved to be the game...

McCain's late free throws helps Mount Olive edge ECSU

WILSON -- Jordan McCain didn't intentionally save his fifth foul. It just worked out that way Saturday afternoon. Saddled with four fouls, McCain drained two key free throws with 18.8 seconds remaining and Mount Olive College upended in-state foe Elizabeth...

Grady drives to state championship

The first bone-jarring, fender-bending hit was the worst, leaving Kenny Grady fearful that his day was done. But he took a deep breath, put his car back in gear, tapped the gas pedal and the 1974 Chrysler Newport rattled back...

Eight area teams make state football playoffs

Eastern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock both made the Class 3-A playoffs. The third-seeded Warriors play host to 14th seed West Carteret. The 15th-seeded Golden Falcons visit No. 2 seed Western Alamance. Greene Central earned an 11th seed in the...

BOX - Rosewood at Princeton

Princeton 8 27 14 7 -- 56 Rosewood 6 0 0 13 -- 19 First quarter P -- Williams 81 kick return (Wooten run), 11:47 R -- McGown 85 run (run failed), 1:25 Second quarter P -- Frasier 4 run...

BOX -- North Duplin at Spring Creek

North Duplin 14 13 14 0 -- 41 Spring Creek 0 0 8 6 -- 14 First quarter ND -- Goodman 4 run (Jaimes kick), 8:35 ND -- Goodman 51 run (Jaimes kick), 5:26 Second quarter ND -- Britt 23...

McCain's late free throws helps Mount Olive edge ECSU

WILSON -- Jordan McCain didn't intentionally save his fifth foul. It just worked out that way Saturday afternoon. Saddled with four fouls, McCain drained two key free throws with 18.8 seconds remaining and Mount Olive College upended in-state foe Elizabeth...

BOX -- E. Wayne @ So. Wayne

Eastern Wayne 14 12 7 7 -- 40 Southern Wayne 0 7 0 6 -- 13 First quarter EW -- Pridgen 52 pass from Pike (Jones kick), 11:44 EW -- Best 1 run (Jones kick), 8:00 Second quarter SW --...

Grady drives to state championship

The first bone-jarring, fender-bending hit was the worst, leaving Kenny Grady fearful that his day was done. But he took a deep breath, put his car back in gear, tapped the gas pedal and the 1974 Chrysler Newport rattled back...

Eight area teams make state football playoffs

Eastern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock both made the Class 3-A playoffs. The third-seeded Warriors play host to 14th seed West Carteret. The 15th-seeded Golden Falcons visit No. 2 seed Western Alamance. Greene Central earned an 11th seed in the...

BOX - Rosewood at Princeton

Princeton 8 27 14 7 -- 56 Rosewood 6 0 0 13 -- 19 First quarter P -- Williams 81 kick return (Wooten run), 11:47 R -- McGown 85 run (run failed), 1:25 Second quarter P -- Frasier 4 run...

BOX -- North Duplin at Spring Creek

North Duplin 14 13 14 0 -- 41 Spring Creek 0 0 8 6 -- 14 First quarter ND -- Goodman 4 run (Jaimes kick), 8:35 ND -- Goodman 51 run (Jaimes kick), 5:26 Second quarter ND -- Britt 23...

BOX -- E. Wayne @ So. Wayne

Eastern Wayne 14 12 7 7 -- 40 Southern Wayne 0 7 0 6 -- 13 First quarter EW -- Pridgen 52 pass from Pike (Jones kick), 11:44 EW -- Best 1 run (Jones kick), 8:00 Second quarter SW --...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Association needs to re-visit playoff model

In the early 1980s, the N.C. High School Athletic Association created a Division I and II playoff format that drew criticism, but gave more teams the opportunity to play for a state title. For a four-year period, the conference champion...

Playoff projections present interesting scenarios

"The day" is almost here and the speculation will end. A majority of the automatic qualifiers and at-large recipients have been determined for the N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoffs, which kick off in one week. The Association...

Trojans' Eto, Barnes honored

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College's Bright Eto and Ellie Barnes earned spots on the 2013 All-Conference Carolinas men's and women's soccer teams, respectively. Eto and Barnes each received third-team honors. A junior from Raleigh, Bright ranks sixth in...

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Football: Greene Central 34, Goldsboro 6 -- The Rams' Trey Wade scored four touchdowns and Montavious Battle added a score. Greene Central finished the season with a 9-0 record, including a 5-0 mark in Eastern Carolina 2-A...

Quick turnaround challenges Goldsboro

astevens@newsargus.com Goldsboro head coach Eric Reid had little time to celebrate. Minutes after the Cougars defeated North Lenoir 40-8 on Monday night, his mind had already shifted towards their next opponent -- Greene Central. When the Cougars take the field...

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Volleyball: Norwayne d. Eastern Wayne 25-19, 25-20, 26-24 -- Norwayne won the first two sets and held off a late Eastern Wayne rally on Wendesday afternoon. The Cobras ended the season 15-1 overall. Norwayne and Rosewood...

Wallace-Rose Hill knocks out Spring Creek 1A soccer playoffs

rcoggins@newsargus.com TEACHEY -- Spring Creek met its match Wednesday evening. Wallace-Rose Hill had speed, connected its passes in open spaces, communicated and did what it's done on 20 previous occasions this season, dealt an opponent a multiple-goal defeat. Four different...

Saints not taking 'spoiler role' against Warriors

rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne's preparation for its meeting with archrival Eastern Wayne hasn't been about playing the spoiler role. The Saints believe they have a chance reach the postseason. That's the message head coach David Lee and his staff...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Kathy Woodard carded a 36-hole round of 169 and emerged the 2013 Ladies Club Champion at Walnut Creek Country Club. Sam Gillett claimed second low gross. Hiromi Sueki seized first low net. Pete Reaves and Charlotte Campbell shared second low...

Memory of 3rd-round playoff loss still stings Eagles

rhanchett@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Last year's loss in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A state playoffs still stings for Rosewood. Neither the players nor the coaches can forget that loss to archrival Princeton. The Eagles can...

Rebels' defense has challenge of containing Gators' Hammonds

SEVEN SPRINGS -- When North Duplin head coach Hugh Martin looks at Spring Creek on film he doesn't see the same Carolina 1-A Conference rival he's coached against for years. The Rebels have beaten the Gators in each of the...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Football: Grantham 40, Spring Creek 34 -- DeAndre Wright paced Grantham's offense with four touchdowns, while teammate Jemal King found the end zone twice. Josh Grady threw a pair of TD passes. Will Archer collected three touchdowns...

Trojan men depending on eight returnees, including two seniors

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Win the day. It's a simple slogan with big implications for the Mount Olive College men's basketball team this winter. Eight players, led by two seniors, return for the Trojans. The key core is a four-member...

Season-ending playoff loss motivates MOC women's basketball team

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- A taste of the NCAA Division II tournament in 2013 stoked a burning desire deep within the Mount Olive College women's basketball team's soul during the offseason. Head coach Wendy Lee likes the hunger that she's...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Volleyball: Norwayne d. Grantham 25-11, 25-14, 25-14 -- Norwayne controlled play throughout a three-set win over Grantham on Monday afternoon. The Cobras improved to 13-1 overall. Norwayne concludes regular-season play against Eastern Wayne on Wednesday. *...

Swinson gets ace at Goldsboro Municipal GC

Steve Swinson recorded his first-ever hole-in-one while playing at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Oct. 30. Swinson used an 8-iron to ace the 143-yard, par-3 layout on No. 12. Playing partners 'Tootie' Suggs, John Dees and Steve Sutton witnessed the...

BOX -- Princeton @ Lakewood

Princeton    7    21    6    7    --    41 Lakewood    0    0    7    6    --    13 First quarter P -- Pace 6 run (Mendez kick) Second quarter P -- Wooten 10 run (Mendez kick) P -- Hewett 1 run (Mendez kick) P...

NC prep football scores

RALEIGH -- Results from high school football games played Monday evening: Arendell-Parrott Academy 68, Halifax Academy 33 Bessemer City 50, Gastonia Highland Tech 7 Bunn 38, Franklinton 21 Clayton 27, West Johnston 21 Dunn Midway 24, West Bladen 19 Durham...

Prep notebook: Late first-half TD strike gives Warriors momentum

With less than a minute to play in the first half, Charles B. Aycock scored a touchdown to pull within 21-14 against archrival Eastern Wayne on Friday night. The Golden Falcons kicked the ball deep and made a tackle...

Goldsboro's ground game excels at N. Lenoir

astevens@newsargus.com La GRANGE -- Goldsboro's offense, for one night, looked like it has in years past. The Cougars rushed for 329 yards and six touchdowns during their 40-8 win over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe North Lenoir at Bullock Field...

BOX -- Goldsboro-N. Lenoir

Goldsboro 7 14 13 6 -- 40 North Lenoir 0 0 8 0 -- 8 First quarter G -- Malette 18 run (McAlduff kick), 7:37 Second quarter G -- Malette 30 run (McAlduff kick), 5:57 G -- Best 3 run...

Monday, November 4, 2013

Princeton seizes sole possession of 2nd in Carolina 1A football

SALEMBURG -- Six players accounted for one touchdown apiece during Princeton's 41-13 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Lakewood on Saturday evening. Senior Michael Wooten completed 12 of 20 passes for 185 yards for the Bulldogs, who seized sole...

Gators' Coor places 25th in state 1A cross country meet

KERNERSVILLE -- A quartet of Carolina 1-A Conference competitors finished among the top 70 during their respective meets in the season-ending N.C. High School Athletic Association cross country championships on Saturday. Spring Creek junior Allen Coor crossed the finish...

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Eastern Wayne gets past CB Aycock

rhanchett@newsargus.com Even the wet weather couldn't slow down Eastern Wayne's high-octane attack on Friday evening. The Warriors tallied 445 yards of total offense and rolled past Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rival Charles B. Aycock, 47-26, at Little Big Horn. A...

North Duplin turns back Hobbton

rcoggins@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- Is North Duplin back on track? Head coach Hugh Martin certainly hopes so. Daron Goodman rushed for 99 yards and backfield mate Emiliano Mora delivered two touchdowns during the Rebels' 35-13 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe...

Spring Creek soccer downs Tarboro

rcoggins@newsargus.com TARBORO -- Spring Creek might not have clicked on all cylinders Saturday evening, but it got the job done. Brayan Lopez knocked in two goals and the Gators cobbled out a 3-0 victory over Tarboro in second-round action of...

Southern Wayne soccer falls in OT

astevens@newsargus.com DUDLEY - For one hundred minutes Southern Wayne and White Oak were dead even. Minute 101 proved to be the difference. Austin Billiot scored the game-winning goal in the first minute of sudden death overtime to lift the Vikings...

Prep football digest

SEVEN SPRINGS -- No. 1-ranked James Kenan concluded regular-season play unbeaten and captured the Carolina 1-A Conference championship outright with a 63-0 victory over Spring Creek on Friday evening. The Tigers rushed for 358 yards and seven touchdowns. Ja'Quan...

BOX - CB Aycock-Eastern Wayne

C.B. Aycock 7 7 12 0 -- 26 Eastern Wayne 7 21 13 6 -- 47 First quarter EW -- Vick 64 pass from Pike (Jones kick), 4:26 CBA -- Morrow 1 run (Harrison kick), 0:08 Second quarter EW --...

BOX - Southern Wayne-JH Rose

Southern Wayne 6 0 0 6 -- 12 J.H. Rose 7 13 19 7 -- 46 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Southern Wayne -- Marquise Baldwin 16-77, TD; Jartarvis Bradshaw 7-53; A.J. Williams 6-(minus 6); Tyaire Allen 8-(minus 27); Brion Kornegay...

BOX - N. Duplin-Hobbton

Hobbton 0 0 0 13 -- 13 North Duplin 7 14 14 0 -- 35 First quarter ND -- Mora 25 run (Jaimes kick), 7:19 Second quarter ND -- Mora 2 run (Jaimes kick), 10:11 ND -- Payton 25 pass...

BOX - James Kenan-Spring Creek

James Kenan 14 28 7 14 -- 63 Spring Creek 0 0 0 0 -- 0 First quarter JK -- Smith 47 pass from Barnes (Hernandez kick), 11:00 JK -- Sutton 20 run (Hernandez kick), 0:02 Second quarter JK --...

Friday, November 1, 2013

Injury bug depleting Saints' roster

astevens@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- It's a good thing Southern Wayne head football coach David Lee is a math teacher, too. The Saints have had some trouble with numbers this season. A growing list of injuries has left Southern Wayne without five...

Preps digest: JV football, middle schools

JV football Southern Wayne 54, J.H. Rose 17 * DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne cruised past Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe J.H. Rose 54-17 on Thursday night. Mannie Walker and Chris Wilson led the Saints' offense. Josh Graham and Nick Kenan...

Gators' Coor, Abbott to run together one last time

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek head coach Mike Jones chuckles when he watches Allen Coor and Gage Abbott compete during a cross country meet. When one beats the other, a little animosity surfaces. And the loser undoubtedly seeks redemption...