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Monday, December 30, 2013

Rosewood boys fall to Nash Central

CLAYTON -- Rosewood mustered just 11 second-half points and dropped a 54-40 decision to Nash Central during the inaugural Cleveland Christmas Classic. The Eagles led 29-18 at halftime. "We played good in the first half, but poorly in the...

Rosewood girls extend win streak to 5 games

CLAYTON -- Rosewood carries a five-game win streak into the New Year's break after slipping past Nash Central, 59-57, during the girls' portion of the inaugural Cleveland Christmas Classic on Saturday. Lexi Mercer scored a team-high 21 points for...

Rosewood grapplers achieve program milestone in Pilkington Duals

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Youthful Charles B. Aycock accomplished a pre-tournament goal and gained more confidence during the 16th installment of the Terry Pilkington Memorial Duals contested Saturday. County rival Rosewood achieved another milestone in its illustrious wrestling history. The Eagles...

Wayne Country Day offense explodes in 2nd half

CREEDMOOR -- Wayne Country Day erupted for 62 second-half points and rolled past Dominion (Va.) High School, 95-68, on day three of the South Granville Holiday Invitational. Victor Miller pumped in a career-high 23 points for the Chargers, who concluded...

Trojans ranked 5th in Collegiate Baseball D2 preseason poll

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- The decade-long run remains intact. Perennial powerhouse Mount Olive College is ranked No. 5 in the 2014 Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division II preseason top 40 poll for the 10th consecutive season. The Trojans collected 617 points...

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Carolina Elite Stars bring home three division championships

GREENSBORO -- The Caroline Elite Stars cheerleading squads traveled to the N.C. All-Star State Championships and returned home with three first-place division winners. Senior Onyx emerged the Grand Champion and placed first along with Senior Sapphire and Junior Jade...

Pickle Winter Classic -- Raiders drop Saints into third-place boys' game

Southern Vance 70, Southern Wayne 68 * MOUNT OLIVE -- Ty-Traveon Roberts converted a traditional three-point play with 25.7 seconds to go, and Southern Vance escaped Southern Wayne, 70-68, during the inaugural Southern Bank-Mount Olive Pickle Winter Classic on Friday...

Pickle Winter Classic -- Saints escape Goldsboro's girls in OT

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Everyone knew the "go-to" players and they all wondered which one would win the battle. Zaria Atkins delivered nine of her game-high 27 points in overtime and helped Southern Wayne turn back pesky Goldsboro, 51-44, in...

Pickle Winter Classic -- Southern Vance girls pull away against Saints

Southern Vance 61, Southern Wayne 49 * MOUNT OLIVE -- Senior guard Breona Jones poured in a game-high 18 points and led Southern Vance to a 61-49 victory over Southern Wayne in opening-round play of the inaugural Southern Bank-Mount Olive...

Pickle Winter Classic -- Goldsboro boys claim tournament crown

astevens@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Russell Stephens has made plenty of great memories inside Kornegay Arena, then College Hall, during his days on the Mount Olive College campus. His Goldsboro squad helped him make one more on Saturday night. The Cougars...

Pickle Winter Classic -- Covington's FG saves E. Wayne girls

Eastern Wayne 44, Goldsboro High 41 * MOUNT OLIVE -- Jasmine Covington converted the game-clinching basket with 11.1 seconds to go, and unbeaten Eastern Wayne turned back county rival Goldsboro, 44-41, in the inaugural Southern Bank-Mount Olive Pickle Winter Classic...

Pickle Winter Classic -- Cougars hold off E. Wayne boys in semifinals

Goldsboro High 81, Eastern Wayne 74 * MOUNT OLIVE -- Eastern Wayne almost pulled off a miraculous comeback, but Goldsboro squeaked out an 81-74 victory in the inaugural Southern Bank-Mount Olive Pickle Classic contested at Kornegay Arena on Friday evening....

Pickle Winter Classic -- Warrior boys claim 3rd place

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Referees might be wise to keep a pair of track shoes in their travel bags when they're called upon to officiate an Eastern Wayne varsity boys' basketball game this season. The men in stripes are going...

Pickle Winter Classic -- Southern Vance girls upset E. Wayne in title game

astevens@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Eastern Wayne is no stranger to big games on big stages, but that experience appeared to be missing when it mattered most on Saturday evening. Southern Vance executed with the game on the line during a...

Rosewood girls turn back Cleveland

CLAYTON -- Sophomore Lexi Mercer posted a double-double and Rosewood knocked off Cleveland, 48-38, in opening-round action of the Cleveland Christmas Classic on Friday evening. Mercer collected 26 points and 16 rebounds for the Eagles, who improved to 8-1 overall...

Massengill records consecutive double-doubles

CLAYTON -- One night after a career-best outing, Savanna Massengill recorded her second consecutive double-double during a 39-26 triumph over Rolesville in the Cleveland Christmas Classic. Massengill provided 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs, who improved to 4-7...

N. Duplin girls fall to Tigers, Bulldogs

KENANSVILLE -- Christy Debnam led all scorers with 17 points as James Kenan upended North Duplin, 50-12, in the third-place game of the 2013 Duplin County Holiday Tournament played at Kenansville Memorial Auditorium. Haley Sessoms added 10 points for the...

Rosewood boys nip Cleveland

CLAYTON -- Zack Barnes paced three Rosewood players in double figures with 14 points in a nail-biting, 54-53 triumph over host Cleveland in the inaugural Cleveland Christmas Classic. Jon Hair and Dennis Mitchell added 10 points apiece. The Eagles improved...

Woodard helps Princeton boys earn Classic split

CLAYTON -- All-tournament selection Tanner Woodard dumped in 18 points and Princeton hammered Rolesville, 63-40, during consolation-round play in the inaugural Cleveland Christmas Classic on Saturday afternoon. Johnny Frazier and Javaris Williams contributed 10 and eight points, respectively. Alex Whitley...

James Kenan boys beat N. Duplin in 3rd-place game

KENANSVILLE -- Dominique Barnes scored a team-best 12 points during James Kenan's consolation-round, 55-38 triumph over North Duplin in the 2013 Duplin County Holiday Tournament contested Saturday afternoon at Kenansville Memorial Auditorium. Antonio Smith added 11 points for the Tigers....

Greene Central boys steamroll Tarboro

Javon Rozelle delivered an 18-point outing and Greene Central turned back Tarboro High, 81-64, on Friday evening. Doreon Suggs contributed 14 points, while Quante Smith scored 11. The Rams rose to 6-4 overall this season....

Rosewood matmen pin Ayden-Grifton

LITTLEFIELD -- Rosewood crept closer to 500 program wins with a 60-19, non-conference romp over former conference rival Ayden-Grifton on Friday evening. The Eagles (20-1 overall) have 497 dual-team victories in school history. Sam Drew, Jordan Batson, Evan Reiss, Kaleb...

Friday, December 27, 2013

Pilkington Duals: Allen hopes Golden Falcons finish among top 3

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- The ultimate result? A team title. The realistic outcome? RJ Allen will take a top-three finish when Charles B. Aycock plays host to the 16th annual Terry Pilkington Memorial Duals on Saturday. The eight-team, round-robin event starts...

Wayne County 4-H Shooting Club shines at state tournament

rhanchett@newsargus.com The Wayne County 4-H Shooting Sports Club may not be the biggest shooting organization in the state, but it's certainly one of the best. After a strong showing at the Eastern Regional Shooting Sports Tournament, the Wayne County team...

Neither rain nor cold weather keeps fishermen away

Even in the dead of winter, good fishing weather can suddenly spring to life, and when it does, anglers need to be prepared. During the warm spell that spanned several days beginning last weekend, a few anglers who had not...

Chargers' Davis just misses double-double

CREEDMOOR -- Joel Davis tallied 16 points and Wayne Country Day defeated Northern Vance, 55-46, in opening-round play of the South Granville Christmas tournament Thursday. Davis pulled down eight rebounds for the Chargers, who face Village Christian at 4:30 p.m....

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Girls' basketball: Southern Wayne 56, Clinton 45 (OT) -- Anastasia McNair led Southern Wayne with 19 points in the semifinals of a Christmas tournament in Dudley. Monica Manley added 16 points. The Saints face Eastern Wayne...

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Organizers hope inaugural Classic grows in the future

astevens@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Holiday hoops are back in Wayne County. The inaugural 2013 Southern Bank/Mt. Olive Pickle Winter Classic tips off Friday afternoon at Kornegay Arena on the University of Mount Olive campus. Goldsboro High, Eastern Wayne, Southern Wayne...

Davis takes on task of keeping Saints' swimming program afloat

rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne alum Chad Davis looked forward to coming back to Goldsboro and watching his former teammates compete this season. He almost didn't get the chance. School administrators had difficulty finding coaches for swimming and wrestling, and...

Cline rebuilding North Lenoir wrestling program

rcoggins@newsargus.com La GRANGE -- Each time a North Lenoir wrestler steps onto the mat, he brings new questions, answers and direction to not only himself but to a resurrected program this season. First-year head coach Patrick Cline likes what he...

Goldsboro's backcourt showing maturity

astevens@newsargus.com Russell Stephens' emotions have changed toward his backcourt tandem of Myron Carmon and Rasheen Artis during the past 12 months. The second-year Goldsboro High head coach stressed the duo needed to grow up against pressure-oriented teams, and learn how...

Eastern Wayne boys hit the ground running

rhanchett@newsargus.com They barely knew each other's names the first time the Eastern Wayne varsity boys' basketball team took the floor this season. They've been forced to learn each other quickly through five games and just two practices after the Warriors'...

Monday, December 23, 2013

One point separates archrivals in Wells Fargo Carolina 1A Cup race

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Archrivals Princeton and Rosewood emerged No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the Wells Fargo Carolina 1-A Conference Cup race after the fall sports season. The Bulldogs amassed 32 points on the strength of league championships in...

WCDS boys finish 3rd in Greenfield tournament

WILSON -- Joel Davis earned all-tournament accolades and Wayne Country Day defeated Wake Christian, 65-52, in the third-place game of the Greenfield Christmas Tournament. Davis led the Chargers' offense with 23 points. Lee Atkinson contributed 15 points, five rebounds...

North Lenoir grapplers show improvement

BETHEL -- North Lenoir sophomore Doug Penny and teammate Keywan Morgan each earned a bronze medal (third place) in their respective weight classes during the Panther Invitational contested at North Pitt High School. Penny posted a 4-1 record at 120...

Eastern Wayne matmen finding their groove

That 0-7 start is a distant memory for Eastern Wayne's matmen. The Warriors have emerged victorious in nine of their last 13 outings after a 4-1 performance in their six-team, non-conference dual meet in EW's old gymnasium. Quadrick Williams, a...

Rosewood's Josh Drew joins program's Century Club

Josh Drew became the lasted inductee enshrined Rosewood High's Century Club and the Eagles posted a 5-0 record during a six-team dual meet contested at Eastern Wayne High School. Drew (21-0 overall) collected his 100th triumph with a 92-second fall...

MOC men fall to Georgia Regents

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Dontrell Brite led three Mount Olive College players in double figures with 15 points during a 70-65, non-conference loss against Georgia Regents University on Sunday afternoon. Dory Hines chipped in 13 points and Dominique Reed added...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Local Prep Digest

Girls' basketball Southern Wayne 52, Goldsboro 41 * DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne played a stellar second half and rallied for a 52-41 victory over county rival Goldsboro on Friday night. The Saints trailed throughout the first half and found themselves...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Goldsboro 17 21 20 26 -- 84 Southern Wayne 12 19 9 31 -- 71 GOLDSBORO (6-3) Rasheen Artis 8 0 11-14 27, Myron Carmon 3 0 8-12 14, Jayln Moore 1 0 3-4 5, Tyrique Tyson 5 0...

News-Argus Offensive Player-of-the-Year -- Johnny Frasier

Princeton's coaching staff didn't blink an eye when heralded running back Johnny Frasier listed 45 rushing touchdowns as one of his goals this season. They all believed him. A humble and confident athlete, Frasier not only accomplished his objective but...

News-Argus Defensive Player-of-the-Year -- Keevon Miller

Anyone who wants to know what kind of impact James Kenan standout Keevon Miller has on a football game should simply ask a coach from the Carolina 1-A Conference. One opposing coach called Miller "a force" and another described him...

News-Argus Coach-of-the-Year -- Bubba Williams

Bubba Williams knows the foundation has been laid for Eastern Wayne's football program. It's now up to the rising seniors to keep the program moving in the right direction. Williams, the 2013 News-Argus All-Area Coach-of-the-Year, helped guide the Warriors to...

Goldsboro boys turn back Southern Wayne

rhanchett@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Goldsboro got hot at the right time. Southern Wayne never found its groove. The end result was a 84-71 victory for the Cougars on Friday night in a game that was choppy from start to finish. The...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Atkins' free throws lift Saints to road win

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Southern Wayne felt fortunate walking out Charles B. Aycock's gym with its first Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference victory of the season Thursday evening. Charles B. Aycock wondered what could have been. A late turnover and Zaria Atkins'...

EW-New Bern, CBA-So. Wayne box scores

BOYS New Bern 13 12 25 8 -- 58 Eastern Wayne 20 18 12 13 -- 63 NEW BERN (7-1, 1-1 ECC) Theron Noble 2 1 5-8 12, Daekwon Gaston 0 0 0-4 0, Stevante Harrell 2 0 3-3 7,...

EW boys hand New Bern 1st loss of the season

rhanchett@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne never panicked. After New Bern erased a 13-point deficit in the second half, interim Warriors head coach Chris Roberts reminded his guys that slow and steady play was going to win the game. Roberts was right and...

Princeton boys slip past Neuse Charter

PRINCETON -- Princeton began Carolina 1-A Conference play with a 62-57 win over Neuse Charter on Thursday night. Tanner Woodard paced the Bulldogs with 23 points. Michael Wooten scored 14 points and Alex Whitley had 13. Princeton (5-3 overall,...

Rebels outlast Leopards in overtime

CALYPSO -- North Duplin outlasted Carolina 1-A Conference foe Lakewood for a 72-66 win in overtime on Thursday night. Daron Goodman scored 20 points for the Rebels and Trey Pate added 18. Cody Ivey provided 17 points. Willie Herring scored...

James Kenan boys claim season opener

James Kenan opened its season with a 56-43 win at Carolina 1-A Conference foe Rosewood on Thursday evening. Antonio Smith led the Tigers with 14 points. Daquan Mann and Nick Taylor each had eight points. Kenan (1-0 overall, 1-0 CC)...

Wayne Country Day boys shut down RM Prep

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day defeated Rocky Mount Prep 85-64 during the Greenfield Christmas Tournament on Thursday evening. Kris Cooley led the Chargers with 19 points. Victor Miller contributed 17 points and Joel Davis supplied 13. Marlon Coley added 12...

North Duplin girls fall in Carolina 1A action

CALYPSO -- North Duplin endured a 56-16 loss to Carolina 1-A Conference foe Lakewood on Thursday evening. Deja Aycock scored eight points for the Rebels. Jordan Jones had five points. North Duplin (0-6 overall) faces Wallace-Rose Hill on Dec. 27...

Princeton girls crush Neuse Charter

PRINCETON -- Savanna Massengill scored 18 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead Princeton to a 70-11 win at Neuse Charter on Thursday evening. Kelsey Peedin and Jordan Benson both scored 12 points for the Bulldogs. Tori Paul finished...

Rosewood girls cruise past James Kenan

Rosewood continued its strong start to the season with a 56-39 victory over James Kenan on Thursday evening. Lexi Mercer scored 30 points for the Eagles and Alicia Burns had 11. Christy Debnam led the Tigers with 14 points and...

Gators' Buchan has career night against Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- Spring Creek earned its first Carolina 1-A Conference win of the season in an 80-28 rout of Hobbton on Thursday evening. Gators' sophomore Amber Buchan poured in a career-high 37 points. Ashley Marriner added 17 points and...

Unbeaten Eastern Wayne girls dominate New Bern

Eastern Wayne dominated from the opening tip in a 69-28 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rival New Bern on Thursday night. The Warriors remained unbeaten at 4-0 overall and 3-0 in ECC play. Eastern Wayne jumped ahead 17-6 after...

Hines becomes MOC's all-time career assists leader

astevens@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Dory Hines got a win on his birthday and etched his name into the Mount Olive College men's basketball record book. Hines tallied 10 assists to break the career record of 524 assists previously held...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools news

JV sports * Boys' basketball: Spring Creek 66, Hobbton 61 -- The Gators trailed 28-14 at halftime before rallying for the win. Patrick Archer led Spring Creek with 21 points and eight rebounds. Will Rouse supplied 13 points and...

Reid knew he'd leave after this season

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eric Reid sat on the weather-beaten wooden bench and watched his team walk toward the buses after a gut-wrenching loss against Kinston. A gleam that once filled Reid's eyes had become clouded behind tears that dried on his cheeks....

Goldsboro's Reid resigns as head football coach

rcoggins@newsargus.com "Education first, football second" is the message Eric Reid delivered to his players on a daily basis for seven years. Now, he's taking his own advice. Reid resigned as head football coach at Goldsboro High earlier this week to...

Poor free throw shooting dooms Aycock's boys

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock head coach Tod Morgan and Southern Wayne head coach Dwight Smith can each sympathize with North Carolina head coach Roy Williams these days. Neither the Golden Falcons nor Saints, just like the Tar Heels,...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Reid resigns from Goldsboro High

The News-Argus learned this morning after deadline that Eric Reid has resigned as head football coach at Goldsboro High.Reid guided the Cougars to 61 wins, four conference titles and six playoff appearances during his tenure on the sideline.Goldsboro High administrators...

Surging Warriors roll past JH Rose

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne is starting to build momentum on the wrestling mat. The Warriors claimed their fifth victory in their last seven outings with a 49-27 triumph over J.H. Rose in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference action Wednesday evening. Cainen...

Aycock grapplers knock off DH Conley

HOLLYWOOD -- Charles B. Aycock collected seven pins and 10 total individual victories during a 57-24 triumph over D.H. Conley on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference scene Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcons started the match with four consecutive wins, including...

North Lenoir matmen prevail

Eastern Carolina 2-A rivals North Lenoir and Goldsboro battled to a 4-4 draw after the individual matches were contested at Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on Wednesday evening. However, the Hawks collected six forfeits against the short-handed Cougars and soared to...

Rosewood's Lee wins two events

Bryanna Lee emerged victorious in two individual events and Rosewood's girls prevailed in two relays during a Carolina 1-A Conference meet contested at the Eagles' track on Wednesday afternoon. Lee claimed the pole vault with a leap of 7 feet,...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hunt blows by Goldsboro in 2nd half

rhanchett@newsargus.com Goldsboro shot the ball effectively and controlled the pace of play in the first half. The Cougars went cold in the second half and Wilson Hunt took advantage in a 78-64, non-conference victory at Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on...

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Boys' basketball: Wilson Hunt 58, Goldsboro 48 -- Jaryan Hargis led the Cougars with 17 points. Kisheem Faison had 11 points. * Boys' basketball: New Bern 51, C.B. Aycock 31 -- Brandon Cowan scored 12 points...

Local swimmers battle in multi-team meet at the Y

Swimmers from D.H. Conley and J.H. Rose combined to win 21 of 24 contested events during a nine-team meet at the Goldsboro Family Y on Tuesday evening. Goldsboro's Timmy Vick touched the wall second in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.28)...

Rosewood boys snap 6-game skid

astevens@newsargus.com Rosewood picked a good time to play one of its best games of the season. The Eagles got contributions from every player on their roster in a 77-36 win over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Hobbton on Tuesday evening....

Hobbton-Rosewood, Hunt-Goldsboro boxscores

BOYS Hobbton 8 10 9 9 -- 36 Rosewood 20 22 19 16 -- 77 HOBBTON Collin King 2 1 0-0 7, Taja Gray 2 0 3-4 7, Jamel Bell 3 0 0-0 6, Nicholas Bryant 0 0 1-2 1,...

Neuse Charter boys roll past North Duplin

SELMA -- North Duplin opened Carolina 1-A Conference play with a 74-32 loss at Neuse Charter on Tuesday evening. Cedrick Kornegay led the Rebels with nine points. Cody Ivey scored eight points. Neuse Charter's Jimmy Sanders finished with a game-high...

Grimes blocks 12 shots in Gators' loss

Spring Creek opened its Carolina 1-A Conference slate with a 52-20 loss to Lakewood on Tuesday evening. Jazlyn Grimes led the Gators with six points, 12 blocked shots and eight rebounds....

North Duplin girls fall to Neuse Charter

SELMA -- Neuse Charter held off North Duplin 42-39 in the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams Tuesday evening. Shaily McCarty led the Rebels with 14 points and Jordan Jones scored 12. Dominique Dakin finished with 25 points for...

Unbeaten Eastern Wayne girls pick up 2nd ECC win

WINTERVILLE -- Eastern Wayne improved to 2-0 in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play with a 58-48 win at South Central on Tuesday evening. Jasmine Covington scored 15 points for the Warriors. Elondia Grant contributed 14 points and Tianna Christopher had...

CBA girls start ECC season with road win

NEW BERN -- Charles B. Aycock began the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A part of its schedule with a 47-25 win against New Bern on Tuesday evening. Myleah Jones scored 20 points for the Golden Falcons. Ashley Darden had 12 points. Aycock...

Hunt girls roll past Goldsboro

Wilson Hunt's depth and athleticism proved to be too much for Goldsboro to handle in a 79-43, non-conference defeat on Tuesday night. Nine different Warrior players scored in the game and 10 logged at least one rebound. Briuanna Anderson paced...

Rosewood dumps Hobbton in Carolina 1A girls opener

Rosewood opened the Carolina 1-A Conference portion of its schedule with a 78-28 rout of Hobbton on Tuesday evening. The Eagles' Lexi Mercer scored 23 points in the first quarter and finished with a game-high 37 points. Krystal Yelverton supplied...

Warrior grapplers split tri-meet

BAILEY -- Eastern Wayne dominated Tarboro 63-9 and fell to Southern Nash 48-30 during a non-conference tri-meet on Tuesday evening. Heavyweight Bryan Wooten, Mario Harper (106), Cole Steiner (113), Cainen Miller (126), Brice Heller (132), Ryshon Rodwell (138), Justice Johnson...

Rosewood matmen overpower Farmville Central

FARMVILLE -- Rosewood recorded two key victories in the upper weights and dumped Farmville Central, 54-24, in a non-conference affair Tuesday evening. The Eagles' Rayquon Jones (220 pounds) and heavyweight Kaleb Taylor each posted back-to-back pins to help the seal...

Trojan men, women each post non-conference road win

MOC Sports Information MURFREESBORO -- Jordan McCain and Dontrell Brite each converted free throws in the final 17 seconds, and Mount Olive slipped past in-state foe Chowan University, 72-68, on Tuesday evening at the Jesse Helms Center. Brite led four...

Williams, Hassell each earn ECC coach-of-the-year honors

Eastern Wayne's Bubba Williams and Craig Hassell earned coach-of-the-year accolades in their respective sports, while senior Faith Sutton was recognized as the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference player-of-the-year in girls' tennis. Williams guided the Warriors to a school-record 11 victories...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Boys basketball: Grantham 46, Rosewood 29 -- Jamal King led the Grantham offense with 19 points in a 46-29 win over Rosewood on Monday. Emmanuel Walker added 14 points and Chris Hatch finished with 10. Mike...

Hilltop girls defeat Conquerors

Faith Christian climbed to within two possessions early in the second half, but Hilltop Christian pulled away for a 34-21 victory on the N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A scene Monday evening. Hannah Stocks' consecutive layups off turnovers pulled the Conquerors...

Faith Christian-Hilltop basketball boxes

BOYS Hilltop 19 10 13 21 -- 63 Faith 6 19 13 15 -- 53 HILLTOP CHRISTIAN (17-2) Cody Alonso 1 0 1-2 3, Justin Scott 3 0 0-0 6, Louis Baker 9 2 4-4 28, Michael Parrish 0 0...

Faith Christian boys fall to Hilltop

rcoggins@newsargus.com Nine games into the season, Faith Christian continues to search for an identity and some shooting confidence on the basketball court. Head coach Jeff Stocks hopes his team finds it soon. The Conquerors whittled a double-digit deficit to two...

Tigers silence critics about schedule

rcoggins@newsargus.com WINSTON-SALEM -- James Kenan's coaching staff and players heard the criticism all season about their schedule. Most said it was too weak. Others wondered how the Tigers would react in the playoffs when they faced a strong opponent. All...

Kenan's defense gets job done

rcoggins@newsargus.com WINSTON-SALEM -- Keevon Miller looked up toward the big screen at BB&T Field to watch the replay of AJ Collins' 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. The James Kenan senior defensive end didn't like it. The Tigers trailed West...

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Weekend preps

Girls' basketball Rosewood 55, C.B. Aycock 29 * PIKEVILLE -- Barely two minutes into the second quarter, first-year Charles B. Aycock head coach Ryan Wells walked toward the scorer's table and called for a timeout. Kneeling in front of his...

Southern Wayne defeats Smithfield-Selma

rhanchett@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne avenged an early season loss to Smithfield-Selma in impressive fashion on Friday night with a 66-58 victory. The Saints seized the momentum from the opening tip behind a hot shooting first half from Tarvis Bradshaw,...

Prep basketball boxes

BOYS Smithfield-Selma 15 13 17 13 -- 58 Southern Wayne 22 11 14 19 -- 66 SMITHFIELD-SELMA Quantez Leach 6 0 1-2 13, Zay Best 1 0 1-4 3, Raequan Smith 6 3 2-4 23, Jeffrey David 4 0 5-9...

Goldsboro turns back Eastern Wayne boys

astevens@newsargus.com Goldsboro showed composure when it mattered most. Eastern Wayne needed to make one last play. The Cougars watched an 11-point lead dwindle in the second half but made key free throws late in a 78-71 victory on Friday night....

Football - James Kenan wins 1-AA state championship

rcoggins@newsargus.com WINSTON-SALEM -- Once James Kenan overcame its shaky offensive start, West Montgomery's defense fell apart at the seams on a rainy and miserably cold Saturday afternoon. Marcelias Sutton did most of the damage in the Tigers' goal-line package on...

CBA boys defeat Rosewood

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock practiced in anticipation of seeing a full Rosewood squad on Friday evening. The Golden Falcons took advantage of the Eagles' missing pieces instead. Michael Williams emerged the lone scorer in double figures with 12...

James Kenan-West Montgomery box

James Kenan    15    19    8    0    --    42 West Montgomery    14    0    0    0    --    14 First quarter WM -- Pegues 3 run (Harrison kick), 10:33 JK -- Sutton 16 run (Hernandez kick), 5:13 WM -- Collins 88 kickoff return...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Local opinion: Warriors lay old bones to rest

Could a football-bred coach turn around a football program that had trouble attracting some of the school's better athletes that walked the halls each day? That ghost haunted Bubba Williams the first day he arrived on the Eastern Wayne campus....

Massengill drops 19 points on Louisburg's girls

LOUISBURG -- Princeton held off Louisburg for a 35-30, non-conference win Thursday night. Savanna Massengill scored 19 points for the Bulldogs. Kesley Peedin supplied seven points. Princeton (2-4 overall) travels to North Johnston today....

Turnovers hurt Princeton in road defeat

LOUISBURG -- Princeton turned the ball over 23 times in a 56-48, non-conference loss to Louisburg on Thursday evening. Tanner Woodard scored 13 points for the Bulldogs. Colby Norrish provided 11 points and Alex Whitley had 10. Princeton (3-3 overall)...

Wayne Christian boys fall in CCC 1A action

ERWIN -- Wayne Christian endured a 58-42 loss Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Cape Fear Christian on Thursday evening. Kanin Preskit, Tanner Rose, Austin Howell and Chase King each scored eight points for the Eagles. Wayne Christian (1-7 overall) travels...

Eutsey, Morrow combine to set three school records

KENLY -- Charles B. Aycock senior Michael Eutsey set two new school records and teammate TJ Morrow established one of his own during a six-team meet contested at North Johnston on Wednesday afternoon. Eutsey accomplished his feat in the 55-meter...

MOC teams cop league sportsmanship awards

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Two Mount Olive squads are among five recipients of Conference Carolinas team sportsmanship awards upon the completion of the fall season. The Trojan men's soccer and women's volleyball teams earned the recognition from their peers...

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Wayne Christian 40, Cape Fear Christian 16 -- Kasey Norris led the Eagles with 23 points. Ashley Harrelson contributed eight points and Abby Harrelson had five. * Girls' basketball: Norwayne 40, Eastern Wayne 22...

18th Eagle Invitational: Strong competition awaits grapplers

rcoggins@newsargus.com It's baaaaaaack ... and stronger than ever. The 18th installment of the Eagle Invitational, the longest-running individual tournament in Wayne County, will feature some of the state's top grapplers from the Outer Banks to the Triad area. Several wrestlers...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

EW-DH Conley basketball boxes

BOYS D.H. Conley 11 15 16 16 -- 58 Eastern Wayne 11 10 12 26 -- 59 D.H. CONLEY Jakeel Andrews 0 0 2-2 2, Maleek Gorham 5 1 2-3 15, Bam Staton 1 0 0-0 2, Jamari Cooke 1...

WCDS boys drop decision to Trinity Christian-Fayetteville

Wayne Country Day hung around but could not find the momentum to overcome Trinity of Fayetteville in a 70-60 loss on Wednesday night. Joel Davis led the Chargers with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Lee Atkinson added 12 points and...

GC boys slip past Golden Falcons

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central overcame a halftime deficit and defeated C.B. Aycock 54-49 on Wednesday night. Trequan Wade led the Rams with 11 points. Quante Smith and Kevin Ormond each added nine points for the home team. Michael Williams...

Spring Creek boys upend Panthers in OT

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek overcame a 14-point second half deficit and earned a 60-57 win over North Johnston on Wednesday night. Jordan Hicks sank the game-tying layup with 12 seconds to play and sent the game to overtime. The...

WCDS girls fall to Trinity Christian-Fayetteville

Trinity of Fayetteville controlled play throughout a 61-29, non-conference victory over Wayne Country Day on Wednesday night. Bailee Creger paced the Chargers with 13 pints. Lillian Freeman added 10 points. Wayne Country Day (2-9 overall) travels to Freedom Christian on...

CBA's Jones gets double-double at Greene Central

SNOW HILL -- Myleah Jones recorded a double-double and C.B. Aycock cruised past Greene Central 47-28 on Wednesday night. Jones finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Taylor Daniels added 10 points and six assists. Courtney Warner and Madison Wildman...

Rosewood girls dealt first defeat of season

Rosewood suffered its first loss of the season in a 54-52, non-conference defeat at the hands of South Johnston on Wednesday night. Lexi Mercer led the Eagles offense with 27 points. Krystal Yelverton added 11 points in the loss. Rosewood...

Warrior girls turn back D.H. Conley in double OT

Eastern Wayne opened its season with a 56-50, double-overtime win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe D.H. Conley on Tuesday evening. The Warriors' Tianna Christopher sank a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 40-40....

Offseason changes benefit Tigers, Warriors

rcoggins@newsargus.com WINSTON-SALEM -- A season-ending loss to eventual 2012 state champion Southwest Onslow showed James Kenan it needed to create a passing game. West Montgomery quarterback Caleb Drake and third-year head coach Nick Eddins met in the offseason to discuss...

James Kenan upholding community's expectations

rcoggins@newsargus.com WARSAW -- Tradition never graduates at James Kenan. In fact, the Tigers' football team reloads every August. And each time the players step onto the field on Friday evening, they undoubtedly shoulder the burden of success from past teams...

EW boys open league play with 1-point win

astevens@newsargus.com With the game on the line Wednesday night, Eastern Wayne looked like anything but a team that had just two days of practice. The Warriors used a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter and held on for a 59-58...

CB Aycock matmen pin J.H. Rose

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock prevailed in six of 10 individual contested matches and defeated J.H. Rose 45-30 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference scene Wednesday evening. "Our team of young wrestlers continues to work hard each day in...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Preps digest: JV sports news

JV sports * Boys basketball: Goldsboro 47, C.B. Aycock 42 -- Kisheen Faison led the Goldsboro offense with 14 points. Daryte Gabbis added eight points in the win. Goldsboro plays host to Eastern Wayne on Friday. * Girls' basketball:...

Chargers execute offensively, defensively in home win

Wayne Country Day took advantage of one last opportunity to prepare itself for a test against No. 1-ranked Trinity Christian of Fayetteville tonight. Lee Atkinson scored 21 points and the Chargers executed well on both ends of the floor in...

Goldsboro's Vick wins pair of events

Goldsboro's Timmy Vick touched the wall first in two events during a multi-team meet contested at the B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y on Tuesday evening. Vick claimed the 500-yard freestyle in 5 minutes 55.11 seconds. He...

Rosewood experiments with lineup, Dogs tweak basics

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Bad habits are hard to break. So, the coaching staffs at Rosewood and Princeton are working diligently to reinforce good technique and endurance with their respective wrestling teams just three-plus weeks into the season. Each seemed pleased...

CBA-Goldsboro, WCDS-Fayetteville Christian boxes

BOYS Fayetteville Christian 12 18 11 6 -- 47 W. Country Day 20 26 18 11 -- 75 FAYETTEVILLE CHRISTIAN Alex Harris 1 0 0-0 2, Tyler Pochon 0 2 0-0 6, Stewart Taylor 1 0 0-0 2, Dylan Anderson...

Princeton boys turn back N. Johnston

FOUR OAKS -- Princeton held on for a 53-49, non-conference win at North Johnston on Tuesday evening. Alex Whitley scored 12 points for the Bulldogs. Colby Norris, Michael Wooten and Tanner Woodard each finished with 11 points. Allen Johnson contributed...

North Duplin boys off to 2-1 start

CALYPSO -- North Duplin pulled away in the second half for a 70-52, non-conference win over Lejeune on Tuesday night. The Rebels trailed 27-25 at halftime, but outscored the Devilpups 45-25 during the final two quarters. Savon Scott led North...

Spring Creek girls fall to South Lenoir

DEEP RUN -- South Lenoir defeated Spring Creek 40-28 on Tuesday evening. Amber Buchan led the Gators with 14 points. Jazlyn Grimes contributed eight points....

Devilpups knock off Rebels in girls' hoops

CALYPSO -- North Duplin suffered a 46-17, non-conference loss to Lejeune on Tuesday evening. Stephanie Quintanilla, Shaily McCarty and Deja Aycock each scored 4 points for the Rebels. Nikia Wallace led the Devilpups with 18 points. North Duplin (0-3 overall)...

Burns tallies 26 points in Eagles' road win

KENLY -- Rosewood continued its strong start to the season with a 63-45, non-conference win at North Johnston on Tuesday. Alicia Burns led the Eagles with 26 points. Lexi Mercer supplied 20 points. Rosewood entertains South Johnston today....

S. Johnston girls cruise past Princeton

FOUR OAKS -- South Johnston defeated Princeton 53-30 in non-conference play on Tuesday evening. Savanna Massengill scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Bulldogs. Tori Paul had seven points. Charley Cox added six points. Princeton (1-4 overall) travels...

WCDS girls fall to Fayetteville Christian

Wayne Country Day fell behind 16-0 after one quarter and never fully recovered in a 49-12, non-conference loss to Fayetteville Christian on Tuesday evening. The Chargers didn't score until Karis Hawkins sank one of two free throws nearly 13 minutes...

Goldsboro girls take regular-season series from Aycock

Goldsboro overcame a slow start and turned back county rival Charles B. Aycock 50-45 on Tuesday night. The Cougars swept the regular-season series. Goldsboro missed its first 10 shots from the field during a six-minute stretch to open the game...

Goldsboro shoots lights out against CBA boys

rhanchett@newsargus.com Goldsboro scorched the nets for four quarters. All county rival Charles B. Aycock could do was watch. The Cougars sank seven 3-pointers in the first half and rolled to an 83-42, non-conference victory at Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Boys basketball: Wayne Christian 27, Goldsboro Heat 24 -- Austin Kornegay paced the Eagles' offense with 14 points. Wayne Christian improved to 4-3 overall. The Eagles will visit Cape Fear Christian on Thursday. * Girls basketball:...

Wayne Christian's Rendall takes first in 100 backstroke

Wayne Christian's Anna Rendall emerged victorious in the 100-yard backstroke and the Eagles claimed second in the meet-ending, boys' 400 free relay on Monday evening. Rendall touched the wall in 1 minute, 41.92 seconds in the backstroke and took...

E. Wayne matmen place 8th at Green Hope Grapple

CARY -- Eastern Wayne placed eighth among 10 teams during the Green Hope Grapple contested at Green Hope High School. The Warriors compiled 51 points. Cainen Miller (120 pounds), Julian Bruton (160) and Duane Keys (220) posted two wins apiece....

CBA's Howard, Teachey each claim silver medal

ROCKY MOUNT -- Charles B. Aycock's Zack Howard and heavyweight Matt Teachey each emerged runner-up in their respective weight classes during the Grant Wilder Wilson Invitational contested at Rocky Mount Senior High. Howard competed at 120 pounds. Freshmen Tyler Marquard...

Goldsboro Heat defeats Wayne Christian in boys' hoops

The Goldsboro Heat turned in a solid defensive effort and defeated Wayne Christian on Monday night. Kanin Preskit led the Eagles with 16 points. Tanner Rose added nine points and Austin Howell finished with seven. Wayne Christian (1-6 overall) will...

Atwell, McCollum lead respective teams

SALEMBURG -- Rosewood sprinter Alysse Atwell and Spring Creek's Rachel McCollum combined to win five events during a Carolina 1-A Conference indoor track meet contested Monday at Lakewood High School. Atwell placed first in the triple jump (28 feet even),...

James Kenan to play in historic state championship

rcoggins@newsargus.com RALEIGH -- Seven of 16 teams enter championship weekend unbeaten. One rematch is on tap. And 240 other teams wish they were competing for a historic N.C. High School Athletic Association football crown in Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Winston-Salem...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Prep notebook

HAVELOCK -- Learn. Grow. Remain hungry. It's a simple formula that could easily become the Eastern Wayne football team's mantra during the offseason. The Warriors can learn from their mistakes, grow from their season-long effort and don't let an...

Monday preps

Wrestling Rosewood claims tournament title * BETHEL -- Joshua Drew emerged the 170-pound individual champion and helped Rosewood claim the 22nd annual Pierce-Davis Memorial team crown contested at North Pitt High School on Saturday. The Eagles edged the host Panthers...

MOC-Virginia Union women

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College handled the in-game adjustments with poise, and its backcourt tandem of Jasmine McDonald and Joneiqua Gary each turned in a record-setting performance Sunday afternoon. McDonald recorded just the third triple-double in Trojan women's...

MOC-ECU mens basketball

MOUNT OLIVE - Dontrell Brite scored a career high 30 points and made Mount Olive College a tough exhibition opponent for East Carolina University on Sunday afternoon, but it would not be enough as the Trojans lose a nail...

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Local Preps Digest

Girls' basketball Rosewood 45, C.B. Aycock 34 * Rosewood found a way to grind out a 45-34 win over Charles B. Aycock on Friday evening. Both teams struggled offensively in the second half, but it was the Eagles who hustled...

Wallace-Rose Hill-James Kenan box

Wallace-Rose Hill 0 0 7 7 -- 14 James Kenan 14 7 0 7 -- 28 First quarter JK -- S. Melvin 28 fumble return (Hernandez kick), 10:16 JK -- Sutton 9 run (Hernandez kick), 2:46 Second quarter JK --...

Owens' return seals win for Tigers

rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW -- Frustration turned into jubilation in an instant on the James Kenan sideline. With less than three minutes to play in the game, Tiger running back Marcelias Sutton got hit from behind and fumbled the football. The pigskin...

Rams simply too much for Warriors

rcoggins@newsargus.com HAVELOCK -- Eastern Wayne practiced with the mantra "weather the storm" in preparation for its clash with No. 1-ranked and unbeaten Havelock. The Warriors got washed away by an early swell and never recovered. The Rams capitalized on three...

prep basketball boxes

BOYS C.B. Aycock 11 18 14 18 -- 61 Rosewood 16 10 6 18 -- 50 C.B. AYCOCK (4-3) Ian Best 0 1 2-3 5, Jamere Pryor 1 0 0-0 2, Bryce Jordan 3 0 0-4 6, Neil Clark 4...

Mount Olive's men fall to USC Aiken

rhanchett@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- USC-Aiken started slowly, but recovered in time for a 71-60 win over Mount Olive College on Saturday afternoon. The Pacers improved to 7-2 behind a 16-point effort from DeVonte Wright and a double-double from Alvin Brown....

Goldsboro HS alum also has sights on playing in the SEC

rcoggins@newsargus.com SCOOBA, Miss. -- Jarran Reed didn't consider his dream of playing for a Southeastern Conference football team shattered last season. It turned into a wake-up call. The Goldsboro High alum fell two credits shy of completing the necessary course...

Return to basics pays off in win for C.B. Aycock

Tod Morgan urged his team at halftime to get back to basics. Charles B. Aycock received the message loud and clear. The Golden Falcons tightened up on defense and rode Michael Williams' 25-point performance to a 61-50 win on Friday...

BOX - Havelock vs. Eastern Wayne

Eastern Wayne 0 0 0 20 -- 20 Havelock 10 24 10 0 -- 44 First quarter H -- Ky. Bowman 7 pass from Sabdo (Baker kick), 5:31 H -- Baker 26 FG, 0:50.6 Second quarter H -- Woods 7...

Friday, December 6, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Norwayne 30, Mount Olive 13 -- Hannah Vinson led Norwayne with 12 points. Cassandra Lassiter added six points. Richeal McCullen scored five points for Mount Olive (1-1). Norwayne (2-0) entertains Grantham on Monday....

Cougars' Martin, Malette shine during indoor meet

The Goldsboro High boys' and girls' indoor track teams each finished first during a multi-team meet contested at Rosewood High School on Thursday afternoon. The Cougars' Kimberley Martin emerged victorious in three events -- triple jump, long jump and...

Thursday, December 5, 2013

New Bern matmen defeat Eastern Wayne

Eastern Wayne opened its Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference schedule with a 56-21 loss to New Bern on Tuesday evening. The Warriors collected pins from 120-pounder Cainen Miller and 145-pounder Kevon Tune. Julian Bruton claimed an overtime decision at 160...

Preps digest: JV news

JV sports * Girls basketball: Princeton 28, Cleveland 26 -- Jordan Benson led the way for Princeton with eight points. Jessica Brush added seven markers in the win. Princeton improved to 1-1 overall. * Boys basketball: C.B. Aycock 53,...

Spring Creek boys close out Jones Senior

rhanchett@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek had trouble finishing against North Johnston on Tuesday evening. The Gators fixed their issues on Wednesday. Spring Creek avoided turnovers, hit key shots and played solid team defense in a 51-41, non-conference win...

Tigers ready to play Bulldogs in 1AA east final

rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW -- Sometimes all the stars in the football universe simply align to create a brilliant matchup. The N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-AA east championship game between Wallace-Rose Hill and James Kenan is sure to be a gridiron...

GC-CBA, SC-Jones Senior hoops boxes

BOYS Greene Central 16 12 14 10 -- 57 C.B. Aycock 10 2 15 26 -- 53 GREENE CENTRAL (4-1) Brandon Belcher 1 1 3-5 8, Curtez Braswell 0 0 1-2 1, Quante Smith 2 0 1-2 5, Trequan Wade...

S. Johnston boys defeat Rosewood

FOUR OAKS -- Rosewood never got its offense on track in a 49-37, non-conference loss to South Johnston on Wednesday night. Dennis Mitchell accounted for 18 of the Eagles points and was the only player in double figures. Will Holmes...

Cleveland boys cruise past Princeton

CLAYTON -- Princeton never recovered from a miserable first quarter en route to a 69-47, non-conference loss at Cleveland on Wednesday night. The Rams built a 24-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Colby Jackson led the...

Princeton girls fall to Cleveland

CLAYTON -- Savanna Massengill dropped in a double-double, but it was not enough to get Princeton past Cleveland in a 41-32, non-conference loss Wednesday night. Massengill finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Jackie Farrior added six...

Mercer scores 29 points, Eagles squeak by SJ

FOUR OAKS -- Rosewood earned a hard-fought 51-49, non-conference win over South Johnston on Wednesday night. Lexi Mercer led the Eagles with 29 points. Rosewood (2-0 overall) plays host to C.B. Aycock on Friday....

CBA girls snap 3-game skid

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock snapped a three-game losing streak with a 55-23 win over Greene Central on Wednesday evening. Myleah Jones led the Golden Falcons with 20 points. Taylor Daniels contributed 13 points. Aycock (3-3 overall) used stingy defense...

Buchan leads Spring Creek girls to win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek made critical free throws in the final minute and turned back Jones Senior 55-51 on Wednesday night. The victory was the first of the season for the Gators. Spring Creek jumped ahead 17-7 in the...

Defense turns tide for MOC women

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- An early exchange of baskets in halfcourt and transition play against in-state Pfeiffer University proved frustrating for Mount Olive College on Tuesday evening. Once the Trojan women picked up their defensive intensity, their moods completely changed....

Trojan men pull away late

RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Pfeiffer wouldn't go away. Until Mount Olive finally held onto a lead. The Trojans blew two double-digit advantages in the second half, but eventually claimed a 94-82 victory over the sophomore-ladened Falcons in the...

Archrivals James Kenan, W-RH feel the pressure

rhanchett@newsargus.com WARSAW -- Big games are the foundation that legacies are built on and no sport hammers that point home quite like football. Players like Joe Namath, Joe Montana, Emmit Smith and Jerry Rice are not remembered for what they...

Resilient Warriors one step closer to ultimate goal

rcoggins@newsargus.com Where are those preseason pundits now? Just four months ago, nay-sayers predicted the 3-A teams in the newly-realigned Eastern Carolina Conference couldn't compete against the bigger, faster and stronger 4-A foes in the league. The bruising, physical poundings doled...

Eastern Wayne faces biggest test of season

rcoggins@newsargus.com HAVELOCK -- Teams that yearn to win a state 3-A championship know the road goes through this tradition-rich town that's become a football factory during Jim Bob Bryant's tenure on the sideline. And it's been a dead end street...

Greene Central boys hang on in Pikeville

astevens@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- As bad as things were for Charles B. Aycock at times on Wednesday night, the Golden Falcons almost pulled off an improbable comeback. The Golden Falcons trimmed a 21-point third-quarter deficit to three points in the final...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV sports * Boy's basketball: Southern Wayne 60, Northern Nash 57 -- Cole Atwood scored 20 points for the Saints. T.J. Artis supplied 14 points. Southern Wayne (3-3 overall) visits North Lenoir on Friday. * Boy's basketball: Wayne Country...

Darden, Vick combine for three individual wins

Junior sprinter Zach Darden emerged victorious in two events and Goldsboro High teammate Timmy Vick picked up a win during a multi-team meet contested at the Goldsboro Family Y on Tuesday evening. Darden won the 200-yard freestyle in 1...

Moses scores 23 points in Goldsboro's road loss

WILSON -- Sophomore Tyona Moses poured in a team-high 23 points during Goldsboro's 53-37, non-conference loss to Wilson Hunt on Monday evening. Moses and Markia Garner pulled down four rebounds apiece. Amari Thompson chipped in five points. The Cougars (2-3...

Chargers defeated by Grace-Sanford

SANFORD -- Wayne Country Day couldn't keep up in a 66-21, non-conference loss to Grace Christian of Sanford on Tuesday evening. Lillian Freeman led the Chargers with eight points. The Chargers (1-6 overall) face Burlington School at the Wilson Christian...

Lejeune girls defeat North Duplin

CAMP LEJEUNE -- North Duplin opened its season with a 49-25, non-conference loss to Lejeune on Tuesday evening. Shaily McCarty led the Rebels with seven points. Jordan Jones scored six points. Nikia Wallace paced the Devilpups with 31 points. North...

So. Wayne girls suffer loss to Northern Nash

RED OAK -- Southern Wayne never got its offense going in a 69-29, non-conference loss at perennial 3-A power Northern Nash. Zaria Atkins led the Saints with 15 points. Southern Wayne visits North Lenoir on Friday....

Princeton girls fall to S. Johnston

FOUR OAKS -- Savanna Massengill scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Princeton's 53-41, non-conference loss at South Johnston on Tuesday evening. Charley Cox supplied 12 points for the Bulldogs. Princeton plays host to Cleveland tonight....

Cougars drop road affair against Hunt

WILSON -- Myron Carmon and Jalyn Moore scored 14 points apiece during Goldsboro's 69-51, non-conference loss to Wilson Hunt on Monday evening. Rasheen Artis contributed 11 points. The Cougars (3-2 overall) entertain Charles B. Aycock on Dec. 10....

Spring Creek boys fall to N. Johnston

KENLY-- Spring Creek trailed by one point with five minutes to play but North Johnston pulled away for a 52-35 win on Tuesday night. The Panthers used a decisive 10-0 run in the final few minutes to seal the win....

Greene Central boys escape in OT

TRENTON -- Greene Central dominated in overtime on its way to a 66-58 win over Jones Senior on Tuesday evening. The Rams outscored the Trojans 10-2 in the extra session. Brandon Belcher led Greene Central with 22 points. Antoine Davis...

S. Johnston boys defeat Princeton

FOUR OAKS -- Princeton endured a 65-57, non-conference loss at county foe South Johnston on Tuesday evening. Alex Whitley and Tanner Woodard both scored 13 points for the Bulldogs. Michael Wooten had 12 points and Colby Norris added 11. Joel...

N. Duplin boys prevail in season opener

CAMP LEJEUNE -- North Duplin erupted for 28 points in the second quarter during its 75-45, non-conference win at Lejeune on Tuesday evening. Cody Ivey finished with 21 points for the Rebels, who were playing their season-opening game. Trey Pate...

WCDS boys pummel Grace-Sanford

SANFORD -- Wayne Country Day improved to 7-1 with a 78-51 rout of Grace Christian of Sanford on Tuesday night. The Chargers' Lee Atkinson scored a team-high 14 points and handed out seven assists. Victor Miller provided 12 points and...

Jenkins leads Conquerors to road win

GREENVILLE -- Victor Jenkins finished with 23 points to help Faith Christian turn back N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A foe Greenville Christian 62-30 on Tuesday night. Richard Sasser supplied 19 points for the Conquerors. Teammates Christian Mills and Troy Harris...

Bradshaw scores 18 points in Saints' road loss

RED OAK -- Tarvis Bradshaw poured in 18 points to guide Southern Wayne to a 65-58 win at Northern Nash on Tuesday evening. Bradshaw also pulled down six rebounds and handed out four assists. Maurice Butler supplied 16 points. The...

Wayne Christian boys claim 1st win of the season

rhanchett@newsargus.com Wayne Christian overcame an 11-point third-quarter deficit and rallied for a 48-45 win over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Lee Christian on Tuesday evening. The Eagles claimed their first win of the season and just their second overall in...

Experienced Rosewood matmen cruise by C.B. Aycock

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- The experience shined once Rosewood separated itself from county archrival Charles B. Aycock on the wrestling mat Tuesday evening. The Eagles, who had 10 returning starters in the lineup, recorded seven pins in 12 contested individual bouts...

CBA-Rosewood wrestling box

Rosewood 55 C.B. Aycock 21 113 -- Malique Boyd (R) wbf William Johnson, 0:28; 120 -- Jacob Dickenson (CBA) wbf Andrew Magliochetti, 1:00; 126 -- Zack Howard (CBA) wbf Nick Martin, 3:23; 132 -- Quan Joyner (R) wbf Jeannautica Jones,...

Wayne Christian-Lee Christian boxscore

Lee Christian 6 20 8 11 -- 45 Wayne Christian 7 10 15 16 -- 48 LEE CHRISTIAN Jack Burns 2 1 1-2 8, Garrison Weaver 8 0 0-1 18, Noah Thomas 3 0 5-10 11, Eli Seawell 1 0...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Preps digest: Middle school news

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Wayne Country Day 14, Community Christian 11 -- Kaitlyn Daniels emerged the Chargers' top scorer with seven points. Lillian Freeman (four points), Jasmine Jones (two points) and Langley Barnes (one) also scratched in the scoring...