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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Princeton's Paul will play volleyball at NCWC

aetzler@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Four years ago, Tori Paul seemed destined to play either softball or basketball in college since she played both sports during her entire four-year career at Princeton High School. But Tuesday, surrounded by her family and friends,...

Johnson's volleyball career blooms at N.C. Wesleyan

rcoggins@newsargus.com ROCKY MOUNT -- Encouraged by her head coach, but uncertain of the reception she'd receive, Taylor Johnson attended a preseason meeting with the North Carolina Wesleyan volleyball team. Two years earlier, NCWC head coach Robin Pietrek had tried to...

Bulldogs' Massengill signs to play volleyball at Lenoir CC

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- When her body tempts her to give up, Savanna Massengill relies on her faith to keep going. It's her strongest personal asset -- a belief that takes her on a new journey and in a different direction...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Betty Jean Gurley emerged as the President's Cup champion with the lowest net score (183) in the best three-of-four rounds played on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Barbara Hill placed second. Gurley earned game-of-the-week honors, while Hill secured low...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Evelyn Rose claimed low gross accolades during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Maureen Prys and Sam Gillette won low net and low puts, respectively....

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Preps digest: Goldsboro snaps 12-game skid on baseball diamond

Zach Falconer batted 4-for-5 and drove in three runs, and Goldsboro snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 16-6, mercy-rule win over Jones Senior on Monday afternoon. Cayce Herring (RBI) and Damon Pate (two RBI) provided three hits apiece. Jared...

Rebels overcome weather delay, shut out Tigers

aetzler@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- It took almost four hours, but North Duplin and James Kenan did what was necessary to finish their Carolina 1-A Conference baseball game Monday evening. After delays of 32 and 83 minutes, the Rebels walked off the...

Rosewood's boys claim 4th straight Carolina 1A golf crown

KENLY -- Nick Adams emerged as the medalist and Rosewood captured its fourth consecutive Carolina 1-A Conference championship on the Cardinal Country Club links Monday afternoon. Adams posted a 71 for the Eagles and earned all-Carolina Conference honors for the...

Monday, April 28, 2014

Conference Carolinas: UMO repeats as softball champ, returns to NCAA tournament

rcoggins@newsargus.com BURLINGTON -- Carly White didn't want to think about attending class today with no softball practice scheduled for later in the day. She wanted more time in the bullpen. And to play at least two more games. She and...

Conference Carolinas: Top-seeded Trojans crowned tourney champs, head to NCAAs

rcoggins@newsargus.com SUMTER, S.C. -- Determined. Confident. And mission accomplished. The University of Mount Olive men's tennis team is headed back to the NCAA Division II tournament for the second time in the last three seasons. Matt Finnerty earned MVP honors...

Conference Carolinas: UMO baseball takes tourney title, heads to NCAA tournament

rcoggins@newsargus.com BURLINGTON -- Carl Lancaster wouldn't have taken the gamble if the situation had been different. His risk paid off. No. 12-ranked University of Mount Olive executed a ninth-inning double steal that eventually led to the game-winning run during a...

Conference Carolinas: Lafond wins 4 individual track titles

BANNER ELK -- The University of Mount Olive's Dylan Lafond emerged as a Conference Carolinas champion in four individual events during the season-ending track and field championship meet contested at Lees-McRae College. Lafond successfully defended his 5,000- and 10,000-meter...

Conference Carolinas: Mount Olive gets a "Trojan Triple" on championship day

rcoggins@newsargus.com BURLINGTON -- Weary from a day of traveling on the interstate, University of Mount Olive athletics direction Jeff Eisen settled into the driver's seat of his car and pulled out his cell phone. He typed in #GDTBAT. Indeed, it...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 16, Nash Central 3 -- Chandler Matthews batted 4-for-4 with two RBI and Landon Casey went 3-for-3 with four RBI during the Golden Falcons' mercy-rule triumph. Cameron Kornegay (three RBI) and Caleb Smith...

Top-seeded UMO advances to tournament baseball championship

BURLINGTON -- The University of Mount Olive is back where it belongs -- in the Conference Carolinas baseball tournament championship game. Derek Justice threw a complete game and the top-seeded Trojans rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat King...

Trojan softball team reaches Conference Carolinas tournament finals

BURLINGTON -- Carly White scattered five hits in a complete-game effort as the University of Mount Olive reached the Conference Carolinas softball tournament final with a 4-1 victory over King (Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans (23-24 overall) play...

Rebuilding: Slater working to put ND softball program on the map

aetzler@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- As North Duplin's softball practice winds down with bunting drills, some of the players pick up the balls and shoot them into a bucket. Todd Slater laughs as some of the balls hit off the side of...

Charger Diamond Classic: Eagles' Burt homers twice, drives in 6 runs

rcoggins@newsargus.com The first inning confirmed Curt Hinton's fear. Two errors on routine plays allowed Greenfield to seize early momentum and eventually claim a 9-7 victory during the Charger Diamond Classic on a cloudy Friday afternoon. Shortly after the loss, the...

Charger Diamond Classic: Shaky defensive play hurts WCDS

rcoggins@newsargus.com Shaky defensive play gave playoff-bound Grace Christian of Sanford plenty of working room against Wayne Country Day on Friday afternoon. The Crusaders pushed across seven unearned runs on six errors and cruised to a 13-0, mercy-rule victory in the...

Charger Diamond Classic -- Day 2 box scores

2014 Charger Diamond Classic (at Wayne Country Day) Friday's games Wayne Christian 000 034 0 -- 7 8 4 Greenfield 110 241 x -- 9 9 3 Leading hitters -- Wayne Christian -- Austin Howell 2-4; Hunter Burt 2-4, 2...

Chargers-Crusaders play to scoreless draw

Defensive-minded Wayne Country Day battled No. 1-ranked Grace Christian of Sanford to a 0-0 draw on a blustery, cloudy Friday afternoon. The Chargers (5-3-3 overall) handed the once-beaten Crusaders (13-3-1) their first shutout of the year. Overall, WCDS posted its...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Faye Franklin emerged as the low putts winner during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Linda Cannon and Hiromi Sueki captured low net and low gross, respectively....

Friday, April 25, 2014

Wayne Christian defeats WCDS, extends win streak to 4 games

aetzler@newsargus.com Since losing a 10-inning battle to Princeton earlier this month, Wayne Christian Academy has made a concerted effort to focus on doing the little things it didn't do in that game. Now, they're riding a four-game win streak after...

Top-seeded Trojans escape Barton in opening round

BURLINGTON -- No. 12-ranked University of Mount Olive held Barton scoreless after a first-inning, solo home run and claimed a 3-1 victory in opening-round play of the 2014 Conference Carolinas baseball tournament on Thursday afternoon. The top-seeded Trojans (37-11...

Velasquez leads Bulldogs on soccer pitch

Princeton capped its stretch of three games in three days with its best performance of the week -- a 9-0 mercy-rule shellacking of Carolina 1-A conference foe Neuse Charter. Kassandra Velasquez had four goals in and three assists in the...

Mangum returns to coach at alma mater

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Colby Mangum called it an "incredible opportunity" that many former college athletes don't get to experience. She will. Mangum has been hired to succeed Sarah Lusk as head women's volleyball coach at the University of Mount...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Epiphany shuts out WCDS in girls' soccer

The Wayne Country Day soccer team experienced the same problem against Epiphany that it has experienced all year. The Chargers just couldn't score. They dominated possession, took more shots and looked like the better team for much of the 80...

Errors hurt Bulldogs in baseball defeat

PRINCETON -- Alex Harmon provided two hits and drove in two runs during Princeton's 11-7, non-conference loss to county rival North Johnston on Wednesday. Tyler Ricks (two RBI), Matt Daughtry (RBI) and Nick Phillips recorded one hit apiece. Tanner Flowers...

Princeton rolls past N. Johnston

Princeton easily brushed off non-conference foe North Johnston with a 6-1 win Wednesday evening. Jessica Brush scored a hat trick (three goals) for the Bulldogs and Chelsea Hawley had a goal and two assists. Kassandra Velasquez and Emily Woodward each...

Golden Falcons blank Bruins, extend win streak

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock scored its lone run in the third inning during a 1-0, non-conference triumph over border rival Wilson Beddingfield on Wednesday evening. N.C. State commit Meredith Burroughs threw a four-hitter inside the pitcher's circle. The right-hander...

Trojan stickmen advance to CC lacrosse finals

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- The underclassmen aren't quite ready to see their fellow seniors end their respective collegiate careers. They made sure of it Wednesday evening. Cameron Walsh provided three goals -- all in man-advantage situations -- during the University...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trojan women advance in CC lacrosse tournament

UMO Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive will make its first-ever appearance in the Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse tournament semifinals after a 15-8 victory over sixth-seeded Converse (S.C.) on Tuesday afternoon. Candace Corkin and Michelle Fortier...

Pitt County Classic: Saints claim 10-inning thriller after loss to SW Edgecombe

rcoggins@newsargus.com BETHEL -- The baseball gods, on rare occasions, change allegiances during a game. They certainly shined on Southern Wayne at the perfect time Tuesday evening. No-hit through five innings and their confidence disappearing during every at-bat, the Saints got...

Pitt County Classic: Warriors rally past So. Alamance, dump N. Pitt

rcoggins@newsargus.com BETHEL -- "Don't give in." Eastern Wayne head baseball coach Jabo Fulghum delivered that message after each half inning against Southern Alamance on Tuesday afternoon. His encouragement didn't fall on deaf ears, especially to three players -- Ryan Kelly,...

CBA slips past Panthers on softball diamond

PIKEVILLE -- C.B. Aycock held off a late charge from North Johnston and escaped with a 10-9 victory over the non-conference foe. The Golden Falcons cranked out 12 hits, including three hits and three RBI from Keely Fulghum. Allison Shingleton...

Hawley has 4 goals in Princeton victory

Chelsea Hawley scored four goals for Princeton during their 7-2 trumping of Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Tuesday evening. Kassandra added two goals and an assist and Emily Woodward notched a goal to round out the scoring. Jessica...

Pitt County Classic: Day 3 box scores

Pitt County Classic (at North Pitt HS, Bethel) So. Alamance 000 400 0 -- 4 2 3 Eastern Wayne 101 024 x -- 8 11 1 Leading hitters -- Southern Alamance -- Alex Durham 1-2, HR, 2 RBI. Eastern Wayne...

Carolina 1A leader Princeton shuts out James Kenan

PRINCETON -- Princeton scored four runs in the first inning and six in the third inning to beat Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan 10-0 in five innings Tuesday evening. Tori Paul and Savanna Massengill each had two hits and...

Pitt County Classic: CBA defeats Riverside, Powhatan (Va.)

aetzler@newsargus.com WINTERVILLE -- Bobby Hampton's performance against Powhatan (Va.) seemed like a tale of two pitchers. The Charles B. Aycock junior struck out the side twice and had eight strikeouts through the first three innings. Then came the dreaded fourth...

Wayne Christian stays unbeaten in league play

Wayne Christian scored eight runs in the top of the first and cruised to a 17-1 mercy-rule victory over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Trinity of Raleigh. Brandon Price had four hits and three RBI to lead the way for...

Pitt County Classic: North Lenoir slips past New Bern

Daron Gray picked up a victory on the mound after coming in to relieve Landon Letchworth in North Lenoir's 4-3 triumph over New Bern in the Pitt County Classic Tuesday. Gray pitched three innings of one-hit shut-out ball. Tyler Smith...

Rebels' Ivey, Britt combine for 1-hitter

Cody Ivey and James Britt combined for a one-hitter and 10 strikeouts in North Duplin's 19-0 trouncing of Carolina 1-A Conference foe Neuse Charter on Tuesday. Ivey led the Rebels offense going 4-4 with four RBI. Tyler Potter had two...

Wise's bunt caps Faith Christian's 7th-inning rally

Levi Wise laid down the game-winning RBI bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Faith Christian a win over N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A foe Trinity Christian 15-14 on Tuesday. Jack Casbarro led the offense with three...

Pitt County Classic: Greene Central falls to Riverside

Greene Central's seventh-inning rally fell short and Greene Central lost 5-2 to Riverside in the Pitt County Classic on Tuesday. Nick Kearney, Chandler Barrow, Austin Batchelor and Kevin Ormond supplied the hits for Greene Central. Austin Mooring endured the loss...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 8, Eastern Wayne 4 -- Chandler Matthews threw three innings of two-hit ball to lead C.B. Aycock to a win over the Eastern Wayne on Monday afternoon. The Warriors scored all four runs...

Pitt County Classic: Saints snap 11-game skid

rcoggins@newsargus.com Southern Wayne tossed aside its frustrating 11-game win streak like a worn-out rag doll on Monday afternoon. Kevin Williams threw a complete game, Drake Shaw smashed a home run and the Saints dumped Washington, 11-1, in mercy-rule fashion during...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Betty Jean Gurley earned low net honors and daughter, Teresa Shearin, claimed low gross and low putts during weekly play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Linda Cannon emerged as the game-of-the-week winner....

Pitt County Classic: North Lenoir earns split

North Lenoir upended D.H. Conley, 8-7, in eight innings during the Pitt County Classic on Monday afternoon. Orlando Cannon pitched two shutout innings and earned the win in relief for the Hawks. Tyler Smith, Landon Letchworth, Jacob Baird, and Luke...

Pitt County Classic: Warriors win slugfest

Eastern Wayne claimed a wild, 14-12 victory over North Stafford (Va.) on the historic Guy Smith Stadium diamond. Ryan Faucette earned just his second mound win of the spring. The Warriors (8-11 overall) tasted victory for just second the time...

Pitt County Classic: Aycock rallies past Alexander Central

aetzler@newsargus.com GREENVILLE -- After struggling at the plate for much of the season, Charles B. Aycock first baseman Jacob Naughton had found a bit of rhythm in practice. Head coach Charles Davis gave him a spot start to see if...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Rebels earn 1-1 split on softball diamond

Mikayla Koch batted 5-for-5 and collected three RBI during North Duplin's 13-0, mercy-rule conquest of East Duplin during the Duplin County Easter Invitational. Rylee Pate contributed three hits and two RBI. Shaily McCarty (two RBI), Christin Boykin (RBI) and Haley...

Cougar golfers compete in Palmetto meet

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Goldsboro High shot a final-round team score of 437 during the 17th annual Palmetto High School Golf Championships that concluded on the Jones Course at Sea Trail Golf Plantation. The Cougars placed 19th in first flight...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Baseball: South Central 4, C.B. Aycock 2 -- Charles B. Aycock (12-5 overall) surrendered all four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning during its 4-2 loss to South Central. Caleb smith had two of...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Trojans win 5th straight Conference Carolinas regular-season baseball title

rcoggins@newsargus.com TIGERVILLE, S.C. -- The season could have gone sour in mid-March for the University of Mount Olive baseball team. The Trojans couldn't find their identity. Returning starters failed in their duties and one key performer served a 30-game suspension....

Aycock's Madison Martin signs NLI with Lees-McRae

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Madison Martin experienced the proverbial trifecta during her official visit to Lees-McRae. The Division II school is nestled in the picturesque Great Smoky Mountains and offers a top-notch athletic training curriculum. Plus, the Bobcats are trying to...

ALL-AREA: Rosewood's Grantham picked girls' coach of the year

The All-Area second team consists of Krystal Yelverton (Rosewood), Naheria Hamilton (Eastern Wayne), Charley Cox (Princeton), Destini Covington (Goldsboro), Myleah Jones (C.B. Aycock) and "sixth man" Jasmine Covington (Eastern Wayne). "Before, I really wasn't concerned with my rebounds (but) this...

ALL-AREA: Aycock's Williams selected boys' top hoops player

The All-Area second team is comprised of Cody Ivey (North Duplin), Micah Smith (Eastern Wayne), Joel Davis (WCDS), Myron Carmon (Goldsboro), Michael Wooten (Princeton) and "sixth man" Victor Jenkins (Faith Christian). "It's a tremendous and rare opportunity when you coach...

ALL-AREA: Princeton's Davis named boys' hoops coach of the year

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Four returning starters who had played basketball together since middle school appeared poised to lead Princeton to a successful campaign on the hardwood this winter. It certinaly didn't start out that way. A double-overtime loss against archrival...

ALL-AREA: Eagles' Mercer named girls' top hoops player

rcoggins@newsargus.com Rick Grantham's phone rang one afternoon. Deziree Baker was on the other end. She asked Grantham if she, Lexi (Mercer) and Alicia (Burns) could meet with the first-year Rosewood head coach for a couple of preseason workouts. Grantham readily...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Trojan softball sweeps archrival Barton

UMO Sports Information WILSON -- Senior right-hander Carly White tossed back-to-back complete games and the University of Mount Olive swept archrival Barton College, 10-0 and 7-3, in a Conference Carolinas softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. White logged two strikeouts and...

Pitt County Classic: Area teams face solid competition

rcoggins@newsargus.com County rivals Eastern Wayne, Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne are eager to take a break from the rigorous and grueling Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference schedule. That doesn't mean they can relax too much, though. All three teams begin...

DHC defeats Eastern Wayne in ECC 3A/4A action

Eastern Wayne couldn't overcome three errors in the sixth inning and lost to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe D.H. Conley, 6-0, on Thursday evening. Ryan Faucette endured the pitching loss. He allowed six runs (two earned) on six hits and...

Blue Devils blank Cougars in ECC 2A baseball

Goldsboro endured an 11-0, five-inning defeat at the hands of Eastern Carolina 2-A foe South Lenoir on Thursday evening. Jared Howard led the offense with two hits for the Cougars. Kenny Stempien, Damon Pate, Cayce Herring and Isaiah Cole each...

Rebels drop two county foes

A 17-hit offensive outburst propelled North Duplin to a 15-4 victory over East Duplin on Thursday evening. James Britt, Blake Rhodes and Charlie Mac Holloman each had three hits in the win for the Rebels. Trey Pate go the win...

Wayne Christian stays unbeaten in CCC 1A play

Wayne Christian cranked out 13 hits on its way to a 12-1 mercy-rule triumph over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Cape Fear Christian on Thursday. Hunter Burt, Tanner Rose, Holden Foster and Tyler Mozingo each had two hits in the...

Hall paces WCDS past Ridgecroft

Patrick Hall provided two hits and two RBI as Wayne Country Day topped Ridgecroft, 6-2, in non-conference action Thursday afternoon. Drew Barnes added a hit and an RBI. Mitch Turnage, Parker Smith Amane Godo and Zach Barfield all added hits...

North Lenoir shuts out Kinston in baseball

North Lenoir defeated Eastern Carolina 2-A foe Kinston 11-0 in six innings Thursday evening. Landon Letchworth got the win on the mound, throwing five innings allowing no runs on three hits. He struck eight and walked four. Daron Gray threw...

Hampton's 16 strikeouts not enough for Golden Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- Bobby Hampton's 16 strikeouts weren't enough as South Central stole a 3-1 victory over C.B. Aycock in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference action Thursday evening. South Central scored two unearned runs. Garrett Joyner led Aycock's offense with three doubles...

One big inning sparks Princeton

PRINCETON -- Princeton scored all of its runs in the sixth inning and defeated South Johnston, 6-1, in non-conference play Wednesday evening. Savanna Massengill and Kelsey Peedin led the Bulldogs with two hits apiece. Logan Pace and Charley Cox each...

Warrior softball falls to JH Rose

GREENVILLE -- Trisha Bell carried a no-hitter into the third inning and Eastern Wayne held a 6-0 lead, but J.H. Rose stormed back for an 11-7 triumph in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Wednesday. The Rampants capitalized on a pair...

North Lenoir trounces ECC softball foe Kinston

North Lenoir trounced Eastern Carolina 2-A foe Kinston 16-0 in three innings Thursday evening. Blythe Greene led the Hawks' offense with a double and a triple. Kelsie Stocks (2-2) and Nicole Robinson (1-2) each added two RBI. Allison Montague added...

Kliss notches lone goal for CBA

PIKEVILLE -- Anja Kliss notched Charles B. Aycock's lone goal in the second half of a 5-1 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe J.H. Rose on Thursday evening. The Golden Falcons (8-6-1 overall, 2-6-1 ECC) are the guests of...

Pittard has 9 saves in Cougars' defeat

Becka Pittard recorded nine saves in goal during Goldsboro's 2-0 loss to Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe South Lenoir. The Cougars took five shots on goal, including three by Jordan Christian. Goldsboro (2-7-0 overall, 2-2-0 ECC) entertains Kinston on April...

Warriors shut out Falcons on soccer pitch

Eastern Wayne scored in the first minute of the match and never took its foot off the gas on its way to a 5-0 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A foe South Central. Cheyenne Craft scored the first two goals for...

Burroughs walked, teammates handle offense

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- A day after breaking the North Carolina state home run record, Charles B. Aycock first baseman Meredith Burroughs didn't get in too many swings Thursday evening. South Central pitcher Kayla Harris walked Burroughs four times. Burroughs contentedly...

C.B. Aycock-S. Central softball box

South Central 101 001 0 -- 3 4 3 C.B. Aycock 270 010 x -- 10 11 1 Leading hitters -- South Central -- Brae Mizelle 1-4; Courtney Reynolds 1-3; Logan Waters 1-4; Lauren Conway 1-3 RBI. C.B. Aycock --...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Spring Creek turns back Princeton, 7-4

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Spring Creek's defense started out in shaky fashion. Logan Miller needed an inning or two to find his groove. Once the two meshed, the Gators cruised past Princeton, 7-4, in consolation-round play of the 2014 Deacon Jones...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Rosewood blanks N. Johnston in title game

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Maybe Jordan Gurley should get sick more often -- especially on days he's scheduled to pitch. The Rosewood hurler battled a 101-degree temperature and queasy stomach most of Thursday, but showed no ill effects against an old...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Day 2 boxscores

2014 Deacon Jones Invitational (at Princeton HS) Third-place game Spring Creek 110 102 2 -- 7 6 2 Princeton 200 101 0 -- 4 7 4 Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Logan Miller 1-5; Sawyer Smith 2-3, 2 RBI;...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Trojan softball team sweeps in-state foe Pfeiffer U

UMO Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive clinched a spot in the season-ending Conference Carolinas softball tournament with a doubleheader sweep of in-state foe Pfeiffer University on Wednesday afternoon. The Trojans prevailed 6-5 and 4-0. Ashleigh...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 6, D.H. Conley 5 -- Cameron Kornegay hit a walk-off RBI single to give the Golden Falcons a 6-5 win over D.H. Conley on Wednesday afternoon. Bryce Anders got the pitching win throwing...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Day 1 boxscores

2014 Deacon Jones Invitational (at Princeton High School) Spring Creek    000    00    --    0    2    1 Rosewood    500    05    --    10    14    1 Two outs when game-ending run scored. Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Allen Coor 1-2; Will Rouse...

Carolina Elite cheer squads compete

CHARLOTTE -- The Youth Diamonds earned Grand Champion Level 1 honors and placed first in their division during the Charlotte Grande Championship competition. Senior Onyx also placed first in their division....

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Betty Jean Gurley earned game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Barbara Hill and Nan Jarrell secured low gross and low putts. Linda Watson received honorable mention in low gross....

Stocks sparks Hawks on softball diamond

Kelsie Stocks led the North Lenoir offense with two hits and three RBI during a 10-1 victory over Farmville Central on Wednesday. Megan Lanier added two hits and two RBI and Dani Moulton contributed a three-hit effort with two RBI....

Brogden's 14 strikeouts not enough for Saints

DUDLEY -- Haley Brogden's 14 strikeouts on the mound weren't enough to silence New Bern on Wednesday afternoon. The Bears scored four seventh-inning runs and handed Southern Wayne an 8-4 loss in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play. Brogden allowed five...

D.H. Conley no-hits C.B. Aycock

Bryant Packard threw a no-hitter during a 10-0 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe C.B. Aycock on Wednesday evening. Packard walked four batters and did not record a strikeout. Tim Naughton endured the pitching loss for CBA. Kyle Davis...

WCDS routs Neuse Christian

Mitch Turnage led the Chargers with three hits as Wayne Country Day beat Neuse Christian 13-1 on Wednesday afternoon. John Strickland added three hits and two RBI, while Jacob Magera had two hits and two RBI. Patrick Hall drove in...

South Central doubles up Saints

WINTERVILLE -- Kevin Williams and Cole Barwick each collected an RBI during Southern Wayne's 4-2 loss at South Central on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference scene Wednesday evening. Josh Jernigan doubled and scored a run for the Saints. Williams threw...

Mooring has 16Ks in Rams' 10-inning victory

Austin Mooring threw all 10 innings on the bump as Greene Central defeated Eastern Carolina 2-A foe Ayden-Grifton 2-1 in 10 innings Wednesday evening. Mooring recorded 16 strikeouts and allowed one unearned run on four hits. Bryce Norman led the...

Warren, Warriors upset previously-unbeaten JH Rose

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne avenged an earlier loss and handed J.H. Rose its first blemish on what has been an otherwise perfect season on Wednesday evening. Tyler Warren recorded five strikeouts, walked five batters and earned the complete-game win during...

Staton, Tyler named field events MVPs during ECC 2A track championships

SNOW HILL -- Goldsboro's Da-Vionta Staton and Nickie Tyler earned Most Valuable Player accolades during the season-ending Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference track and field championship meet contested at Greene Central on Wednesday afternoon. Staton claimed the ECC title in...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Eagles soar early, shut out Gators

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- One inning usually doesn't determine the overall outcome of a baseball game. Wednesday afternoon was an exception. Rosewood's defense trapped county foe Spring Creek in a base-running blunder, exploded offensively during its first at-bat and cruised to...

Golden Falcons finish job against Saints, this time

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock had been here before and the result didn't end well. The Golden Falcons conceded a two-goal, halftime advantage against Southern Wayne last month and settled for a disappointing 3-3 overtime draw. On Wednesday evening,...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Jackson collars Bulldogs

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Princeton couldn't solve Tommy Jackson on Wednesday evening. Jackson had full command of his arsenal, mixed speeds and tossed a complete game during North Johnston's 8-1 triumph on opening day of the 2014 Deacon Jones Invitational. The...

CBA's Burroughs breaks state HR softball record

HOLLYWOOD -- Meredith Burroughs is the new North Carolina softball home run queen. The Charles B. Aycock senior broke the state career home record (41) with a sixth-inning grand slam blast during a 10-2 victory over D.H. Conley on...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Conference Carolinas baseball: Frederick earns pitching honor

HIGH POINT -- University of Mount Olive senior Josh Frederick has been named the Conference Carolinas pitcher-of-the-week. A left-hander, Frederick (3-1) added a new statistical category to his record -- a win as a starter and a complete game....

Conquerors fall to Friendship Christian

RALEIGH -- Friendship Christian scored the game-winning run on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh inning, and handed Faith Christian a 10-9 loss in N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A play. Jack Casbarro led the Conquerors with three...

2K14 Deacon Invitational: Dogs' title to defend

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Pitch and defend. According to coaches, the simple philosophy -- one difficult to execute over a seven-inning stretch -- will more than likely determine the 2014 Deacon Jones Invitational baseball champion. The four-team tournament begins this afternoon...

WCDS boys' tennis wins CPIC opener

Wayne Country Day launched its Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference season with an 8-1 triumph over Epiphany on the Wayne Community College courts Monday afternoon. Michael Knutson, Sam Dively, Miller Gerrard, Preston Edwards and Hunter Hawkins each earned a straight-set...

Ayden-Grifton trips up North Lenoir in softball

LITTLEFIELD -- Nicole Robinson and Janna Moore combined for nine strikeouts inside the pitcher's circle, but North Lenoir endured an 8-6 setback to Ayden-Grifton in an Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference game contested Monday. The Chargers collected nine hits on the...

Reid gets hat trick for Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rheanna Reid posted a hat trick (three goals) during Spring Creek's 5-1 romp over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Hobbton on Monday evening. Madison Harkay and Griselda Vasquez also scored for the Gators. Spring Creek (5-7-0 overall, 5-4-0...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No. 19-ranked Trojans turn back VSU

MOUNT OLIVE -- Jay Gonzalez collected four hits and two RBI, and No. 19-ranked University of Mount Olive claimed a come-from-behind, 9-6 victory over Virginia State University on Monday afternoon. Rob Shipman added two hits and two RBI. Mount...

Price slugs two home runs against Hobbton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Alanna Price hit two home runs and a double as Spring Creek trounced Carolina 1-A foe Hobbton, 18-2, in five innings on Monday evening. Ashley Marriner had a double and three singles. Sarah Ford, Daisy Martinez, Rachel...

WCDS diamond nine fall to Epiphany

Mitch Turnage led the offense with two hits, but Wayne Country Day endured an 11-1 setback to Epiphany in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference game Monday. John Strickland, Mason Bland and Drew Barnes each had one hit apiece to...

Gators' Rouse throws 1-hitter

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Will Rouse carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Spring Creek defeated Carolina 1-A opponent Hobbton 10-0 on Monday evening. Rouse allowed one hit and recorded eight strikeouts. Sawyer Smith had three hits and three RBI...

Cyclones trip up Chargers, 2-1

Community Christian scored with five minutes to go in the match and topped Wayne Country Day 2-1 on Monday afternoon. Taylor Willman scored the Chargers' lone goal off of Crawford Tanner's assist. Weather permitting, WCDS (5-2-2 overall) plays host to...

Warriors shut out Cougars on soccer pitch

Eastern Wayne fired 31 shots on goal and handed county rival Goldsboro a 6-0, non-conference defeat Monday evening. Cameron Dove had two goals for the Warriors, who swept the regular-season series. Megan Mozingo, Brennan Dove and Haley Cannon each had...

Rosewood clinches Carolina 1A men's tennis title

Rosewood swept the singles and doubles courts, and clinched the Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season championship with a 9-0 victory over Spring Creek on Monday afternoon. The Eagles lost 12 games on the day. Dylan Cuddington, Jordan Price, Samuel Drew, Jeremy...

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Girls' soccer: Rosewood 2, Dillard 1 -- Jennifer Covarribus scored a goal and an assist for Rosewood as the Eagles took down Dillard 2-1. Phoebe Bills scored the goal and Maddie Honn added an assist. Sha'Qualia...

ECC 2A golf agate

Eastern Carolina Conference 2-A Match At Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course Monday Yardage: 5686 Par: 72 Goldsboro -- 336 Ayden-Grifton -- 368 South Lenoir -- 372 Greene Central -- 383 North Lenoir -- 385 Top 10 Finishers 1. David White (SL)...

Goldsboro High claims ECC 2A men's golf championship

Goldsboro junior golfer Matt Hall made a swing change last week he hopes will pay off in big tournaments down the stretch. He experienced some growing pains Monday, shooting nine-over par during a stretch of four holes on the back...

WCTF: Aycock's Warner sets school record, Golden Falcons get 'three-peat'

rcoggins@newsargus.com Roger Rhodes stepped underneath the main tent, put on his glasses and inspected the results posted from the field events. He silently calculated the points in his head and headed back to the track. More than three hours later,...

WCTF: Warrior boys sweep relay, claim 3rd straight team title

rcoggins@newsargus.com Never one to display his full emotions, Bubba Williams said Eastern Wayne "had a great day in the relays" during the boys' portion of the 2014 Wayne County Track & Field Championship meet Monday afternoon. A great day? How...

2014 Wayne County Track & Field Championships results

Results from the 2014 Wayne County Track & Field men's and women's championships contested at Rosewood High School on Wednesday afternoon: MEN TEAM SCORES Eastern Wayne 238 Rosewood 124.33 Goldsboro 99.33 C.B. Aycock 99.33 Southern Wayne 47 Wayne Christian 30...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Golden Falcons earn ECC softball road win

GREENVILLE -- Taylor Waddell fired a three-hitter inside the pitcher's circle, and Charles B. Aycock pounded out a 14-2 victory over J.H. Rose in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference game. Waddell went the distance for the Golden Falcons, who...

CBA's 1974 team was one big 'family'

PIKEVILLE -- Forty years ago, Charles B. Aycock baseball coach "Bud" King trotted out to the mound with no clue what he was going to do. His team was in trouble with one out against Jamestown Ragsdale in the N.C....

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Preps: JV sports

JV sports * Baseball: J.H. Rose 5, C.B. Aycock 4 -- Charles B. Aycock grabbed the lead with three-run, seventh-inning rally, but Rose escaped with the win in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday afternoon. Chandler Matthews led...

Trojans complete 3-game sweep of Crusaders

UMO Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- DeAndre Allen's sacrifice fly led to the game-winning run and No. 25-ranked University of Mount Olive completed a Conference Carolinas weekend sweep of in-state foe Belmont Abbey at Scarborough Field. Allen's one-out fly ball...

Dache has 24 kills, UMO spikers reach conference tournament finals

UMO Sports Information MISENHEIMER -- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team advanced to the Conference Carolinas tournament championship with a 29-27, 17-25, 25-21, 25-23 triumph over in-state nemesis Pfeiffer University on Saturday evening. The Trojans (15-11 overall) travel...

Rosewood boots Hobbton in soccer

NEWTON GROVE -- Samantha Allen scored one goal and recorded two assists as Rosewood defeated Carolina 1-A conference foe Hobbton 4-1 on Friday evening. Hannah Daniels scored two goals. Lexi Mercer rounded out the scoring for the Eagles. Rosewood (8-2-3...

Chargers' defense protects Tanner's goal

Wayne Country Day changed its formation at halftime and Margaret Tanner notched the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference rival Freedom Christian. Tanner scored off of Langley Barnes' assist. Goalie Bailee Creger recorded her...

SC shuts out Lakewood on softball diamond

SALEMBURG -- Rachel McCollum struck out nine batters and Spring Creek defeated Lakewood, 6-0, in a Carolina 1-A Conference game Friday. McCollum had three doubles at the plate for the Gators. Sarah Ford also added a double. Sydney Ocker and...

Rosewood's Hunter just misses hitting for cycle

NEWTON GROVE -- Freshman Keelin Hunter was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle during Rosewood's 14-3 throttling of Carolina 1-A Conference foe Hobbton. Hunter singled, doubled and tripled in five at-bats. Alicia Burns added three hits. But...

D.H. Conley trips up Southern Wayne

GREENVILLE -- D.H. Conley christened its new baseball stadium with a 9-3 victory over Southern Wayne in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference affair Friday evening. Jake Pollard, Peyton Ahlers and Philip Sanderson each connected on RBI singles to help the...

WCDS diamond 9 fall in league play

Wayne Country Day used four pitchers for the second straight outing and endured a 10-2 setback to Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference foe Freedom Christian. Mason Bland, John Strickland, Mitch Turnage and Jacob Magera all saw time on the mound...

Hawks' Letchworth tosses 1-hitter

La GRANGE -- Landon Letchworth threw a one-hitter and North Lenoir earned a 10-0, mercy-rule victory over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference Goldsboro at Alphin Field. Luke Jackson paced North Lenoir's offense with three hits, two runs and two RBI. Letchworth,...

Gators weather Leopards' seventh-inning rally

SALEMBURG -- League-leading Spring Creek weathered a seventh-inning rally and turned back Lakewood, 6-4, in their Carolina 1-A Conference contest Friday evening. The Leopards scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Will Rouse paced the Gators' offense...

Eagles overcome defensive miscues against Wildcats

NEWTON GROVE -- Jordan Gurley and Reed Howell combined for a two-hitter, and Rosewood overcame six errors in a 6-4 victory over Hobbton on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Friday evening. Gurley yielded both hits, struck out nine and issued...

33rd Greater Goldsboro Road Race results

Results from the 33rd annual Greater Goldsboro Road Race contested in downtown Goldsboro on Saturday morning: 1-Mile Run Runner, City Time Jaylen Sumler 8:52 Drew Cox 9:09 Nate Peck 9:18 Angel Vasques 9:28 Jeremiah Winders, Pikeville 9:49 Luke Winders, Pikeville...

Unbeaten Rampants defeat Golden Falcons

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Baseball is a simple game and Charles B. Aycock head varsity baseball coach Charles Davis knows some days the other team is just better. Such was the case Friday evening. East Carolina signee Mason Keen threw a...

C.B. Aycock-J.H. Rose baseball box

Friday's game At Pikeville J.H. Rose 024 300 2 -- 11 12 2 C.B. Aycock 000 000 1 -- 1 5 1 Leading hitters -- J.H. Rose -- Mason Keen 1-4, HR, 2 RBI; JD Clark 1-2 HRs, 2 RBI;...

33rd GGRR -- Gibson's return like visiting a 'time capsule'

rcoggins@newsargus.com Time might not be on Pete Gibson's side these days, but the avid runner proved he could hang with the younger guys Saturday morning. The Goldsboro native, who now resides in Murfreesboro, won the men's 5k portion of the...

33rd GGRR -- Jones, Mooneyham battle in 10k

rcoggins@newsargus.com The rematch should be epic. Three-time independent 1-A state cross country champion Connor Jones and Joseph Mooneyham staged a 10k race that left the outcome in doubt for about five miles Saturday morning. Until Jones, who always seems to...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Eagles stay unbeaten in CCC baseball title chase

aetzler@newsargus.com After losing to Princeton in a one-run, 10-inning affair, Wayne Christian had little time to dwell on the what-could-have-beens Thursday evening. Ten minutes later, the Eagles took the field for another game that meant more toward their overall goal....

Bulldogs' Phillips gets redemption in 10th

rcoggins@newsargus.com Nick Phillips didn't dwell on a missed defensive opportunity to turn a rally-killing double play Thursday afternoon. He delivered a big hit, instead. The Princeton sophomore stroked a lead-off triple to start the 10th inning and trotted home...

Blue Devils hand Hawks first softball loss of 2014

South Lenoir pounded out 10 hits and claimed an 11-1, mercy-rule victory over county archrival North Lenoir on the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference scene. Blythe Greene, Nicole Robinson and Kelsie Stocks each had one hit for the Hawks. Robinson took...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Sam Gillett claimed low gross during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Mary Morris and Linda Cannon won low net and low putts, respectively....

Eagles' Adams cards 67 at Timberlake

CLINTON -- Rosewood senior Nick Adams earned medalist honors with a 4-under par 67 during a Carolina 1-A Conference meet contested on the Timberlake Golf Club links. James Kenan's Cole Pridgen and Lakewood's Griffin Faircloth each posted an 18-hole round...

Cougars drop ECC 2A baseball game to Ayden-Grifton

Goldsboro fell to Eastern Carolina 2-A opponent Ayden-Grifton 20-0 Thursday evening. Cayce Herring had the only two hits for the Cougars. Jared Howard, Miguel Lugo and Herring all pitched for Goldsboro. Herring took the pitching loss. Goldsboro (1-10 overall, 0-3...

Defending 1A independent baseball champs defeat WCDS

MERRY HILL -- Wayne Country Day ran out of pitching Thursday evening and fell 13-3 to six-time defending N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A state champion Lawrence Academy. Wayne Country Day used four pitchers. But coach Michael Taylor decided to...

West, Joyner, Rouse provide offensive firepower for CBA

Charles B. Aycock extended its win streak to five games with a 9-4, non-conference conquest of Greene Central on Thursday evening. Noah West had a double and a two-RBI home run to lead the Golden Falcons' offense. Garrett Joyner also...

Bears shut out Golden Falcons

NEW BERN -- Sarina Lancaster's 15 saves in goal weren't enough as Charles B. Aycock fell 1-0 to New Bern in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A action Thursday evening. New Bern tucked away the lone goal midway through the second half. The...

Reid's PK helps Gators stop Leopards

SALEMBURG -- Rheanna Reid converted the game-deciding penalty kick in the 40th minute and Spring Creek upended Lakewood, 3-1, in a Carolina 1-A Conference game Thursday evening. Madison Harkey put the Gators on the board in the 21st minute and...

Brennan Dove notches hat trick for Warriors

Eastern Wayne outshot South Central 17-1 on its way to a 4-0 rout in Carolina 3-A/4-A action Thursday evening. Brennan Dove buried three goals for the Warriors including a penalty kick after Megan Mozingo drew a foul in the box....

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Girls' soccer: Spring Creek 6, Dillard 1 -- Madison Sullivan posted her second hat trick (three goals) of the season. Bianca Cuevas scored twice, while Mirna Santiago converted a penalty kick and delivered an assist. Maria...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Trojans 'Cruse' by Bobcats in tournament quarterfinals

UMO Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- Steven Cruse recorded a match-high 21 kills and the University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team advanced to the Conference Carolinas tournament semifinals with a 25-14, 25-18, 21-25, 25-21 conquest of in-state foe Lees-McRae...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 10, Southern Wayne 0 -- Charles B. Aycock pumped out 15 hits for a 10-0 victory over Southern Wayne Wednesday. Bryce Anders led the Golden Falcons offense with three hits including a double...

Golden Falcons' Warner wins 100, 200 dashes

Courtney Warner ran the 100-meter dash in 11.95 seconds to take home the win for C.B. Aycock in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference meet contested at J.H. Rose on Wednesday afternoon. Warner also placed first in the 200 with a...

CBA boys fare well in ECC 3A meet

GREENVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's 3,200-meter relay team of Holden Cox, Matthew Cheney, Hunter Crane and Jamal Tucker placed first for the Golden Falcons in the conference meet on Wednesday. The 1,600-meter team of Micah Castillo, Brandon Swinson, Berry...

Rosewood shuts out SC in tennis

Rosewood swept county and Carolina 1-A Conference foe Spring Creek, 9-0, on Wednesday afternoon. Dylan Cuddington, Jordan Price, Samuel Drew, Jeremy Lintner, Lucas Parrish and Joseph Walters won singles matches for the Eagles. Price-Hunter Power, Jake Smith-Andrew Rollins and Walters-Jayden...

Cougars win ECC 2A golf meet

KINSTON -- Carlin Thomas and Matt Hall finished second and third, respectively, in individual play and helped Goldsboro shoot a season-low 326 during an Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference match at Falling Creek. South Lenoir fired a 360, followed by Greene...

GC squeezes by E. Wayne on softball diamond

Eastern Wayne fought into the eighth inning Wednesday before falling 4-3 to Greene Central. Trisha Bell led the Warriors' offense with two hits. Debbie Mitchell, Brooke Morawski and Uzzell each added a hit. Emily Uzzell endured pitching loss. Eastern Wayne...

Gators shut out Neuse Charter

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Madison Hartley posted a hat trick (three goals) during Spring Creek's 8-0 romp over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Neuse Charter. Nashmy Jimenez, Karina Velasquez, Griselda Vasquez, Mary Perry and Rheanna Reid provided one goal apiece. Mikaela Duffy...

Aycock boots North Lenoir on soccer pitch

Alex Strickland buried five goals for the Golden Falcons in an 8-1, non-conference triumph over North Lenoir Wednesday evening. Hannah Vernon, Emily Borel and Sabrina Johnson each added one goal to round out the scoring. Anja Kliss had three assists....

Rams deal Warriors tough defeat

Eastern Wayne scored four seventh-inning runs and had the game-tying run 90 feet from the plate, but suffered a 7-6, non-conference defeat to Greene Central on Wednesday. Tyler Warren and Ryan Kelly each had two hits for the Warriors. Tanner...

Spring Creek knocks off South Lenoir

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek scored all 10 of its runs in the first four innings and held off South Lenoir, 10-8, on Wednesday evening. Logan Miller, Allen Coor, Will Rouse and Hunter Walker each had two-hit performances. Sawyer Smith,...

Hunter McCoy signs with Methodist

rcoggins@newsargus.com The confident, determined swagger didn't go unnoticed when Hunter McCoy stepped into the head football coach's office at Methodist University. "I can see in your eyes that you have some unfinished business, it sounds like," Methodist head coach C.J....

ECC 3A tennis: EW, CBA netters qualify for regionals

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock and Eastern Wayne combined to qualify six players for the 2014 N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A eastern regional tennis championships. The Warriors' Ethan Quinn emerged as the Eastern Carolina 3-A singles champion...

Carolina 1A track agate

PRINCETON -- Results from the 2014 Carolina 1-A Conference men's and women's track and field championships contested at the Fred Bartholomew Jr. Athletic Complex on Wednesday afternoon: MEN Team scores Rosewood 155 Princeton 123 James Kenan 72 Hobbton 64 Lakewood...

Paint it purple: Rosewood sweeps Carolina 1A team track titles

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- "Finish!" yelled Alysse Atwell as she took the baton from Rosewood teammate Jamekia Best during the 1,600-meter relay Wednesday afternoon. Atwell and her teammates finished in impressive fashion, indeed. Rosewood seized gold medals in seven individual events,...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Girls' soccer: Rosewood 4, Eastern Wayne 3 (OT) -- Rosewood overcam a 3-0 halftime deficit and pulled out a 4-3 overtime win over Eastern Wayne. Summer Jones scored twice and added an assist. Phoebe Bills and...

UMO sweeps twinbill from Wingate University

UMO Sports Information WINGATE -- Jay Gonzalez became the top base-stealing thief in University of Mount Olive single-game history during the Trojans' doubleheader sweep of in-state rival Wingate University on Wednesday afternoon. The No. 25-ranked Trojans took the opener 10-6...

The Trojan: Limestone men, women claim team titles

UMO Sports Information Limestone (S.C.) University swept the men's and women's team titles during The Trojan contested on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. The Saints defeated perennial Conference Carolinas power Barton 580-589. Belmont Abbey finished two strokes back at...

Eastern Wayne nets ECC tennis win

Eastern Wayne swept Southern Wayne for a 9-0 win in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A conference affair Tuesday. Sam Biggs, Ethan Quinn, Kevin Larson, Le Solomo, Gray Sasser and Andrew Murray all took singles victories. Biggs-Solomon, Murray-Nathan and the duo of...

Rebels beat Leopards in extra-inning softball affair

Cory Anderson's lead-off double sparked a five-run, eighth-inning outburst as North Duplin handed Lakewood an 8-3 defeat in Carolina 1-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Mikayla Koch batted 2-for-5 with an RBI. Rylee Pate contributed two hits, including a triple, and...

Bears defeat Warriors in ECC 3A softball

New Bern defeated Eastern Wayne, 14-2, in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A conference action Tuesday evening. Trisha Bell endured the loss on the mound for the Warriors. Debbie Mitchell had two hits including a double and Emily Uzzell had a hit and...

Harris cranks out 3 hits, CBA rolls in softball

PIKEVILLE -- Campbell University commit Cierra Harris led the way for the Golden Falcons with three hit as Charles B. Aycock defeated Southern Wayne 8-0 in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A conference action Tuesday evening. Abbie Walton and Meredith Burroughs each recorded...

Rosewood's Thornton tosses no-hitter

WARSAW -- Callie Thornton threw a no-hitter as Rosewood defeated James Kenan, 11-0, on the Carolina 1-A Conference softball scene.Thornton logged five strikeouts and walked three Tigers in the mercy-rule affair. Rosewood pumped out 10 hits including a two-hit night...

Wood rips two homers, Bulldogs crush Wildcats

A 10-run first inning propelled Princeton to a 19-0 mercy-rule victory over Hobbton in Carolina 1-A conference play Tuesday. Hailey Wood belted two home runs and a triple, and drove in four runs for the Bulldogs. Taylor Carroll had four...

WCDS-Oakwood play to scoreless draw

Wayne Country Day outshot Oakwood 14-6 but couldn't find the back of the net during their 0-0 draw Tuesday evening. Chargers goalie Bailee Creger held the opposition scoreless for the sixth time in seven games. The Chargers (4-1-2 overall) travel...

Carolina 1A leader Princeton rolls over Hobbton

Princeton remained undefeated in Carolina 1-A conference play with a 6-2 win over Hobbton Tuesday. Jessica Brush scored twice and had two assists. Emily Woodward tallied three goals, and Kassandra Velasquez scored one and assisted a goal. McKenzie Smale also...

Mercer's hat trick paces Eagles

Lexi Mercer scored a hat trick (three goals) and Rosewood handed James Kenan a 4-0 loss in Carolina 1-A conference play Tuesday evening. Hannah Daniels scored the fourth goal. Samantha Allen and Mercer each had an assist. Patrice Robinson had...

Hawks slip by Blue Devils in ECC 2A baseball

North Lenoir threw four pitchers Tuesday evening to pick up an 8-7 victory over Eastern Carolina 2-A archrival South Lenoir. Drew Burke got the win on the mound as the third pitcher throwing and Noah Reese picked up the save...

Bethel shuts out Faith in NCCSA 2A baseball

KINSTON -- Bethel Christian defeated N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A foe Faith Christian in a five-inning mercy-rule affair 10-0 Tuesday evening. Richard Sasser, Christian Mills, Dylan Downey and Carter Hudson all had one hit for Faith Christian. Levi Wise endured...

Rams double up Vikings in ECC 2A baseball

Austin Mooring threw a complete game as Greene Central held off Kinston for a 4-2 victory in Eastern Carolina 2-A action on Tuesday. Davis Wilson added three hits and double for Greene Central. Bailey Ormond and James Head combined to...

Lakewood stuns 2013 Carolina 1A baseball champ North Duplin

Lakewood took the lead for good on a two-run home run from Ross Strickland Tuesday night as Lakewood shocked North Duplin, 5-3, in a Carolina 1-A affair. Trey Pate started on the mound for the Rebels and struck out six....

Gators earn mercy-rule shutout win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek remained undefeated with a 15-0 mercy-rule shutout of fellow Carolina 1-A Conference member Neuse Charter Tuesday night. Hunter Walker got the win and Matt Dupuy came on in relief to preserve the shutout. Chad Spurgeon...

Rosewood baseball knocks off James Kenan

WARSAW -- Rosewood picked up a win on the road win with a 9-2 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Tuesday. Rosewood (7-1 CC) visits Hobbton on Friday....

Roberts plays in Elite 24 Classic

WILMINGTON -- Jaylen Roberts scored a single basket and hauled down 11 rebounds during the boys' game in the Southeast Elite 24 Classic Basketball event contested at Ashley High School. Roberts participated on the "Team Got Now" squad that included...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Rhonda Williams claimed game-of-the-week and low gross honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Betty Jean Gurley captured low net. Nan Jarrell won low putts....

Adams shoots medalist-best 70 on GMGC links

Rosewood senior Nick Adams secured medalist honors with a 70 during a Carolina 1-A Conference meet contested at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon. Five strokes separated the top four individual finishers. Lakewood's Griffin Faircloth logged a 71, followed...

Chargers rally, knock off No. 4-ranked Greenfield, 7-5

Parker Smith connected on a sixth-inning fielder's choice RBI grounder and Wayne Country Day upended No. 4-ranked Greenfield, 7-5, in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference game Wednesday afternoon. Jacob Magera's RBI bases-loaded walk capped the three-run, sixth-inning uprising for...

Warriors explode in 2nd half against Saints

rcoggins@newsargus.com Southern Wayne played its normally scrappy style, as expected, against county rival Eastern Wayne on Tuesday evening. The Warriors turned up the defensive pressure in the second half. Kristina Muses tapped in the go-ahead goal in the 46th minute...

Golden Falcons shut out Saints on baseball diamond

PIKEVILLE -- When Charles B. Aycock outfielder Garrett Joyner chased a pitch out of the zone in the fifth inning and fouled it off for strike two, teammate Bobby Hampton walked up to him and told him to be smart...

C.B. Aycock-E. Wayne baseball box

So. Wayne 000 000 0 -- 0 2 3 C.B. Aycock 010 071 x -- 9 7 1 Leading hitters -- C.B. Aycock -- Garrett Joyner 2-3; Noah West 1-3 HR, 2 RBI; Ashton McGee 1-4 RBI; Ben Rouse 1-4...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

UMO golfers among first-round leaders

GOLDSBORO -- The University of Mount Olive men's and women's golf teams each recorded a top-four finish during opening-round play of The Trojan at Walnut Creek Country Club on a rainy Monday afternoon. The 36-hole tournament, sponsored by Smithfield...

Monday, April 7, 2014

Trojan women endure triple-OT heartbreaker

UMO Sports Information HICKORY -- Candace Corkin and Michelle Fortier combined score seven goals during the University of Mount Olive's 11-10, triple-overtime loss to in-state foe Lenoir-Rhyne College in a women's lacrosse match Sunday afternoon. Trojan goalie Hannah Knight recorded...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Baseball: New Bern 10, C.B. Aycock 9 -- Landon Casey provided three hits and three RBI in the Golden Falcons' loss in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play. Jacob Sanford (RBI), Chander Matthews (RBI) and Bryce Anders...

Goldsboro Elite Stars compete

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Senior Onyx claimed first place honors and returned home as national champion after participating in the Battle at the Beach competition. Youth Diamonds ended up second. Senior Sapphire and Junior Jade finished sixth and ninth, respectively,...

Golden Falcons defeat Northeast Nash

WILSON -- Alex Strickland and Anja Kliss each scored a goal during Charles B. Aycock's 2-1 victory over Northeast Nash in The Brittany contested at Gillette Soccer Complex on Saturday. Sabrina Johnson logged the assist on Strickland's goal. Emily Borel...

Vera scores lone goal in Goldsboro's 1st win of 2014

Mikaela Vera scored the goal and Goldsboro's defense protected its advantage in a 1-0 victory over Kinston in an Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference game. Ivey Wade had the assist for the Cougars, who won their first game of the season...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Aycock's Chastain has personal-best meet

ATLANTA -- Zech Chastain found a "golden ticket" while competing during the Eastern Sectional Swimming Championships. Only this prize didn't satisfy his sweet tooth. Chastain, who competes for the Wilson Barracuda Swim Team, qualified to participate in a Select...

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Baseball: Rosewood 9, Mount Olive 4 -- Jonathan Peacock scattered five hits and logged 12 strikeouts in a complete-game pitching effort for the Eagles. Kolby Harris (double) and Chance Howard (triple) supplied two hits apiece offensively....

Trojans' Brite, McDonald honored

UMO Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive's Dontrell Brite and Jasmine McDonald have been selected to the 2013-14 N.C. Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State men's and women's basketball teams, respectively. Brite earned first-team accolades after helping...

UMO baseball completes sweep of Barton

UMO Sports Information WILSON -- The streak continues. No. 27-ranked University of Mount Olive plated 31 runs during 16 innings of action handed and completed a three-game sweep of in-state Conference Carolinas archrival Barton College at Nixon Field on Saturday...

Eagles fend off Bulldogs' middle-inning rally

aetzler@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- When Rosewood's baseball team has faltered this season, it's usually because of one bad defensive inning. It nearly happened again Friday evening. Princeton rallied in the bottom of the fifth inning, but Rosewood limited the damage and...

Rosewood-Princeton soccer box

Friday's game At Princeton Rosewood 0 1 -- 1 Princeton 1 2 -- 3 Goals -- Princeton -- Brush 2, Smale. Rosewood -- Santibanez. Assists -- Woodward, Johnson 2. Shots -- Princeton 20, Rosewood 7. Corners -- Princeton 5, Rosewood...

Bulldogs seize command of Carolina 1A girls' soccer lead

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Princeton "Brushed" aside Carolina 1-A Conference archrival Rosewood on the soccer pitch on a warm, breezy Friday evening. Jessica Brush delivered two second-half goals within a five-minute span during the Bulldogs' 3-1 triumph at the Fred Bartholomew...

Rosewood-Princeton baseball box

Friday's game At Princeton Rosewood 221 020 0 -- 7 9 4 Princeton 003 020 0 -- 5 4 0 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Jordan Gurley 1-3; Ethan Chapin 1-3, 3B; Corey Lynn 2-2, 2 RBI; Reed Howell 1-5,...

Princeton softball team explodes in 4th inning

From staff reports PRINCETON -- Carolina 1-A Conference softball archrivals Princeton and Rosewood seemed destined for another dramatic finish Friday evening. Until the fourth inning rolled around. A bases-loaded walk and two-RBI double ignited a six-run outburst and led to...

Trojan stickmen roll past Belmont Abbey

aetzler@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive lacrosse head coach Michael Murphy knew that Belmont Abbey intended to pay extra attention to the nation's best goal-scoring duo -- Matt and Dan Shields. He didn't mind one bit. Murphy insisted his other...

Golden Falcons upend Bears in ECC 3A baseball

NEW BERN -- Charles B. Aycock extended its win streak to three games with a 5-2 triumph over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe New Bern on Friday afternoon. The Golden Falcons swept the regular-season series. Bobby Hampton earned the complete-game...

Kinston cruises past Goldsboro, 9-4

KINSTON -- Kinston plated seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined, and rallied past Goldsboro, 9-4, in an Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference game Friday. Damon Pate led the Cougars with three hits and Cayce Herring added a season-high...

Hawks' Letchworth hurls complete game

SNOW HILL -- Landon Letchworth threw a complete game as North Lenoir downed Eastern Carolina 2-A opponent Greene Central 6-4 on Friday evening. Letchworth allowed four unearned runs in the first inning, but settled down to surrender seven hits and...

Wayne Christian upends Grace Christian, routs Northwood Temple

SANFORD -- Tanner Rose collected three hits and two RBI as Wayne Christian upset No. 5-ranked Grace Christian, 8-5, in a Carolina Christian 1-A Conference game Saturday afternoon. Hunter Burt added three hits for the Eagles, who improved to 5-2...

New Hanover shuts down So. Wayne

WILMINGTON -- Former Mideastern 4-A Conference foe New Hanover handed Southern Wayne a 4-0 loss Friday afternoon. The Wildcats swept the regular-season series. Kevin Williams, D.J. Graham, Josh Jernigan and Nate Barwick had one hit apiece for the Saints. Southern...

Chargers battle to scoreless draw with Faith-RM

WILSON -- Bailee Creger saved a second half penalty kick to preserve the clean sheet for Wayne Country Day as it played Faith Christian of Rocky Mount to a 0-0 draw during The Brittany on Friday afternoon. Creger recorded her...

Kinston beats Goldsboro on ECC 2A softball scene

KINSTON -- Mary Dunn pounded out two hits and scored three runs during Goldsboro's 18-8, mercy-rule loss to Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe Kinston on Friday. Matti Rose Lyon added a double for the Cougars. Goldsboro (0-5 overall, 0-2 ECC)...

Unbeaten North Lenoir softball team rolls past Greene Central

SNOW HILL -- Kelsie Stock batted 3-for-3 and unbeaten North Lenoir hammered out a 16-5, mercy-rule triumph over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe Greene Central on Friday evening. Dani Moulton (two RBI) and Nicole Robinson (five RBI) contributed two hits...

CBA's Phillips, Burroughs combine for shutout over New Bern

NEW BERN -- Sophomore Allie Phillips and senior Meredith Burroughs combined for a five-hitter inside the pitcher's circle during C.B. Aycock's 12-0, mercy-rule thrashing of New Bern on Friday afternoon. Phillips, a left-hander, allowed four hits in a three-inning stint....

Friday, April 4, 2014

No. 11 Pfeiffer pulls away from Trojans in 2nd half

UMO Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- University of Mount Olive pulled to within a single goal in the second half, but No. 11-ranked Pfeiffer University broke away for a 9-5 victory on the Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse scene at Amon...

Spring Creek-N. Duplin baseball box

Noth Duplin 000 010 0 -- 1 4 1 Spring Creek 100 002 x -- 3 6 3 Leading hitters -- North Duplin -- James Britt 1-3; Kaleb Brock 1-3 RBI, Blake Rhodes 1-3; Trey Pate 1-3. Spring Creek --...

Gators squeeze past Rebels in Carolina 1A baseball

ALLEN ETZLER aetzler@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- A team that's small in stature when it steps onto the baseball diamond, execution is the key for Spring Creek. The Gators don't hit the ball in the gaps or over the fence. They...

Chargers blank Lawrence Academy on tennis courts

Wayne Country Day dominated the top four singles courts and cruised past Lawrence Academy, 9-0, on Thursday afternoon. The Chargers' top four singles seeds combine to lose just three of 51 games. Michael Knutson, Sam Dively and Miller Gerrard each...

Goldsboro picks up ECC 2A tennis victory

Goldsboro swept Ayden-Grifton in singles play on its way to an 8-1 victory in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play Thursday afternoon. Sam de Araujo, Josh Matias, Vincent Spagnuolo, Jon Stevens, Kenny Archibald and Xan Pate all took victories in their...

Golden Falcons net victory over archrival

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock swept the singles and doubles courts during a 9-0 conquest of county archrival Eastern Wayne during their Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference match on the Luke Vail Tennis Courts. Addison Vail, Charles Hooks, Jackson Yelverton, Allan...

Dogs fall to Vikings on soccer pitch

Tarboro defeated Princeton, 5-2, in non-conference play Thursday evening. Sophomore Emily Woodward and junior Kassandra Velasquez each scored an unassisted goal for the Bulldogs. Princeton (6-2 overall) plays host to Rosewood today....

Errors doom Warriors in loss at South Central

WINTERVILLE -- Eastern Wayne couldn't overcome eight defensive errors in a 9-0 loss at Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe South Central on Thursday evening. Coy Barnett, Lee Daniels and Tyler Warren each had one hit for the Warriors. Teammate Ryan...

Bland has lone hit in WCDS defeat

Wayne Country Day fell 12-0 to Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference foe Oakwood on Thursday evening. Mason Bland had the only hit for the Chargers. Mitch Turnage endured the pitching loss. The Chargers (5-3 overall, 1-2 CPIC) entertains Greenfield on...

Rouse shuts door for Aycock

SNOW HILL -- Ben Rouse shut the door and Charles B. Aycock escaped Greene Central, 9-8, on Thursday evening. The Golden Falcons built a nine-run advantage through 4 1/2 innings before the Rams responded with a seven-run fifth inning. Rouse...

McCollum logs 11 Ks inside pitcher's circle

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rachel McCollum struck out 11 batters during a 7-2 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin on Thursday. Ashley Marriner had three hits, and McCollum helped her cause with a double. Sarah Ford added a triple...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports *Baseball: C.B. Aycock 15, Greene Central 2 -- Chandler Matthews drove in four runs with two hits including a double as C.B. Aycock throttled Greene Central 15-2 in five innings. Jacob Sanford, Bryce Anders and Cameron Kornegay...

Mozingo's late goal lifts Warriors

rcoggins@newsargus.com Megan Mozingo made sure Eastern Wayne finished the play this time with the outcome hanging in the balance. The junior tucked away the game-winning goal early in the 79th minute, which capped a luck-filled, come-from-behind 2-1 triumph over county...

Combs settling in as South Lenoir's baseball coach

aetzler@newsargus.com Southern Wayne and University of Mount Olive alum David Combs immediately made changes when he took over the South Lenoir baseball program in 2013. "He came out and was demanding," first baseman Justin Howard said. "Our coach before him...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wells steps down at C.B. Aycock

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Players wiped their eyes as they exited the girls' locker room at Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday afternoon. Ryan Wells walked out last and took a deep breath. "That's the toughest thing I've ever had to do,"...

UMO stuns No. 7-ranked Pfeiffer in OT

UMO Sports Information MISENHEIMER -- Matt Shields notched the game-winning goal in overtime, and the University of Mount Olive upset No. 7-ranked Pfeiffer University, 11-10, in Conference Carolinas men's lacrosse action Wednesday afternoon. Dan Shields' game-tying goal with five seconds...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 6, North Lenoir 4 -- A five-run third inning led the Golden Falcons to a 6-4 victory over North Lenoir Wednesday evening. Chandler Matthews, Caleb Smith, Cameron Kornegay and Chris Turner each had...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Faye Franklin emerged as the low putts winner during first flight play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Gaye Bryant and Hiromi Sueki secured low net and low gross, respectively. Penny Ritt and Linda Cannon seized low net and...

Beddingfield escapes Goldsboro, 6-4

Goldsboro surrendered all six runs in the third and fourth innings combined, and fell 6-4 to Beddingfield on Wednesday evening. Damon Pate led the Goldsboro offense with one hit, two RBI and a run scored. Cayce Herring and Kenny Stempien...

NL's Robinson limits Saints to one hit

DUDLEY -- Nicole Robinson threw a complete game one-hitter in the circle and North Lenoir took down Southern Wayne 3-0 Wednesday evening. Megan Lanier had three hits and an RBI for North Lenoir. Blythe Greene added two hits, an RBI...

Mercer delivers 3 doubles, 3 RBI in Rosewood's road win

Rosewood's offense cranked out 11 hits during a 6-5, non-conference triumph over Wilson Fike on Wednesday afternoon. Hayley Mercer went 3-for-3 at the plate with three doubles and three RBI. Alicia Burns also added three hits with two RBI. Callie...

Lexi Mercer earns spot on AP All-State hoops team

RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com RALEIGH -- Rosewood sophomore Lexi Mercer has been selected to the 2013-14 North Carolina All-State girls' basketball team, which was announced by the Associated Press on Wednesday afternoon. Mercer guided the Eagles to a 25-win season and...

Golden Falcons handle Hawks, 9-2

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- After dropping four of its last five games, Charles B. Aycock needed to get back on track on the baseball diamond. Head coach Charles Davis called upon his ace, Bobby Hampton. The left-hander recorded six strikeouts during...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Trojans ease past Francis Marion

UMO Sports Information FLORENCE, S.C. -- Bradon Reitano stroked a three-run homer during a fourth-run, sixth-inning outburst as the University of Mount Olive handed Francis Marion an 11-6, non-conference loss on Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans (25-11 overall) improved to 4-0...

Double trouble: Shields brothers enjoying outstanding careers at UMO

aetzler@newsargus.com When Dan and Matt Shields were growing up in Perth, Australia, people used to joke they would one day travel to America to play college lacrosse. No one took that joke very seriously. "It just doesn't really happen," Matt...

E. Wayne-So. Wayne baseball box

Southern Wayne    010    000    0    --    1    3    6 Eastern Wayne    015    010    x    --    7    5    0 Leading hitters -- Southern Wayne -- Chase Horton 1-3; Kevin Williams 1-3; Hunter Barwick 1-3. Eastern Wayne -- Lee Daniels 1-3; Ryan...

Goldsboro-S. Lenoir boxscore

South Lenoir    015    211    1    --    11    12    4 Goldsboro    000    002    3    --    5    6    4 Leading hitters -- South Lenoir -- Brett Davis 2-2, 3BB; Cody Ladich 1-3, 2B; Montana Thompson 3-5, RBI;  Garrett Tyndall 2-4, 2B. Goldsboro...

James Kenan defeats SC on soccer pitch

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Madison Harkay and Kaitlyin Sullivan scored goals for the Gators, but it wasn't enough in a 4-2 loss to Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Tuesday afternoon. Mikaela Duffy had five saves in goal. The Gators...

Rosewood stays unbeaten in league play

Lexi Mercer had two goals and two assists to lead Rosewood to a Carolina 1-A Conference win over Neuse Charter Tuesday. Samantha Allen also had two goals. Payton Lane had a goal and an assist. Samantha Creech, Rebecca Fitzmaurice, Christine...

Princeton dispatches Lakewood in soccer

SALEMBURG -- Princeton routed Lakewood in a 6-0 in Carolina 1-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Kassandra Velazquez had a hat trick (three goals) and Chelsea Hawley added two more goals. Jessica Brush rounded out the scoring with one goal. She...

Strickland has hat trick in Golden Falcons' win

WINTERVILLE -- Alex Strickland buried three goals in the back of the net and helped propel C.B. Aycock to a 4-0 win over South Central in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A conference action Tuesday night. Strickland tacked on an assist, and Anja...

Goldsboro picks up ECC 2A tennis victory

Goldsboro swept the doubles and dealt short-handed Kinston a 6-3 loss in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play Tuesday afternoon. Vincent Spagnuolo, Jon Stevens and Devin Collins each picked up a singles point for the Cougars. Josh Matias-Spagnuolo and Stevens-Archibald each...

South Central netters defeat Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- South Central took two doubles courts and handed C.B. Aycock a 6-3 loss in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Tuesday afternoon. SC swept the regular-season series. Allan Best and Nick Coston each picked up a singles point for...

Potter slugs home run for North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Tyler Potter belted a solo home run during North Duplin's 4-1 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Hobbton on Tuesday evening. Bryce Best provided two hits. Blake Rhodes had two RBI. Trey Pate posted 12 strikeouts on the...

Rouse, Spurgeon combine for 1-hitter

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Will Rouse and Chad Spurgeon combined for a one-hitter during Spring Creek's 10-0, mercy-rule win over Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Tuesday afternoon. Rouse claimed the mound win. Allen Coor, Matt Rogers, Will Rouse, Mason...

WCDS dismantles Community Christian

Wayne Country Day pounded out 12 hits during a 15-3, non-conference win over Community Christian on Tuesday afternoon. Mitch Turnage, Drew Barnes, Parker Smith, Mason Bland, John Strickland, Zach Barfield, Jon Bryan and Amane Godo (RBI) each registered a hit....

Greene Central drops ECC 2A baseball game

Will Creech's 3-for-3 perfomance wasn't enough during Greene Central's 8-3 loss to Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday evening. Justin Lee added two hits in four at-bats for the Rams. Austin Mooring suffered the pitching loss in a...

North Lenoir trips up Kinston

North Lenoir opened Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play with a 4-1 victory over county rival Kinston on Tuesday evening. Tyler Smith worked 5 2/3 innings for the win on the mound. He struck out seven Vikings and gave up a...

Princeton dominates Lakewood on softball diamond

SALEMBURG -- Defending Carolina 1-A Conference champion Princeton scored 14 runs during the first two innings and handed Lakewood an 18-0 mercy-rule loss Tuesday evening. Taylor Carroll had a monster performance with four hits, including two doubles and a triple,...

Koch helps Rebels skin Wildcats

CALYPSO -- North Duplin defeated Carolina 1-A Conference foe Hobbton 17-1 in five innings Tuesday evening. Mikayla Koch threw all five innings allowing just two hts and striking out seven. Koch helped out her cause addded three hits and an...

Blue Devils score ECC shutout over Cougars

Goldsboro endured a 21-0 defeat to South Lenoir in the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opener for both teams Tuesday afternoon. Matti Rose Lyon took the pitching loss. She led the offense reaching base on a walk. Goldsboro (0-4 overall, 0-1...

Unbeaten Hawks shut out Kinston

Nicole Robinson notched a home run and four RBI as North Lenoir waltzed to a 15-0 win over Kinston in the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opener for both teams Tuesday evening. Blythe Greene added three hits including a triple and...

Gator softball team rolls past Tigers in the "The Swamp"

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Ashley Marriner and Rachel McCollum combined for 10 strikeouts in five innings as Spring Creek scored a 14-4, mercy-rule victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan. Alanna Price led the offense for Spring Creek with three...

Hayes has 3 hits in Saints' mercy-rule softball win

Southern topped Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A conference foe Eastern Wayne, 14-4, on Tuesday evening. Kelsey Hayes collected three hits including a double and an RBI. Claire Kennedy had four hits and Hope Jones had two hits and an RBI. Haley Brogden...

Third-inning miscues hurt Goldsboro

aeztler@newsargus.com Goldsboro head baseball coach Mike Harper stresses the importance of mental toughness everyday to his players. He proved his point Tuesday afternoon. An error-riddled third inning put the Cougars in a six-run hole. But Harper's team displayed resilience in...

Warren shuts down Saints in final 4 innings

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne's Tyler Warren didn't have command of his pitches early against county rival Southern Wayne on a warm, sun-splashed Tuesday afternoon. His fastball sailed belt-high into the strike zone. His breaking pitch didn't touch the corner on either...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Girls' soccer: Greenwood 4, Eastern Wayne 1 -- Alana Kazar tallied two goals for Greenwood and Claire Molloy registered an assist. Madison Tallarida and Esperes Mfwilwakanda also added goals. Greenwood travels to Rosewood on Wednesday. *...

CBA's 1600 meter relay qualifies for regional

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock's 1,600-meter relay team posted a regional-qualifying time during the annual Wilson Times Classic contested at Beddingfield on Monday afternoon. The Golden Falcon foursome of Jimmy Ellis, Brandon Swinson, Michael Eutsey and T.J. Morrow placed second...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Linda Watson earned game-of-the-week and low gross honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Barbara Hill and Mary Ann Sutton won low net and low putts, respectively....

Gators' Stone earns medalist honors

SMITHFIELD -- Spring Creek's Kyle Stone seized medalist honors with a season-low 73 during a Carolina 1-A Conference meet contested at Johnston County Country Club on Monday afternoon. Rosewood's Nick Adams finished two strokes back. The Eagles placed first as...

Rosewood turns back softball foe James Kenan

Rosewood scored six runs on four hits and four walks during its 6-2 win over Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Monday evening. Callie Thornton and Hayley Mercer (RBI) led the Eagles with two hits apiece. Hailey Weeks allowed...

Saints' Brogden fires two-hitter against Bulldogs

Southern Wayne freshman Haley Brogden threw a complete-game seven-hitter during a 2-1, non-conference triumph over Princeton on Monday afternoon. Brogden added two hits and an RBI in the win. Kelsey Hayes had four hits and a double, and Morgan Best...

Weeks has 18 saves in Saints' road loss

Goal keeper Macie Weeks recorded 18 saves in Southern Wayne's 6-0 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe D.H. Conley on Monday evening. The Saints (3-1-1 overall, 1-1-1 ECC) visit New Bern today....

Rose defeats CBA in ECC girls' soccer

Three J.H. Rose goals in the first half proved to be too much for Charles B. Aycock to overcome in its 6-2 loss Monday in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference affair. After conceding a fourth goal early in the second...

Mercer has four goals, Rosewood slips past JK

Lexi Mercer scored four goals and assisted another goal during Rosewood's 6-5 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Monday evening. Peyton Lane added the other two goals and an assist for the Eagles. Ada Rivera registered an...

Eastern Wayne falls to Hunt on baseball diamond

Zach Smith and Coy Barnett pounded out two hits apiece during Eastern Wayne's 8-5, non-conference loss to perennial powerhouse Wilson Hunt on Monday afternoon. Smith tripled and scored a run. Barnett doubled and collected three RBI. Teammates Lee Daniels, Ryan...

Wayne Christian routs Bethel Christian

KINSTON -- Wayne Christian routed N.C. Christian Schools Association member Bethel Christian 11-3 Monday afternoon. Austin Howell led the Eagles with three hits, an RBI and two runs scored. Ted Suggs contributed two hits and three RBI in the Eagles...

Chargers' Hall tosses 3-inning no-hitter

Sophomore Patrick Hall threw a no-hitter during Wayne Country Day's 15-0, non-conference mercy-rule win over Word of God on Monday afternoon. Hall recorded seven strikeouts in the three-inning affair. John Strickland cranked out three hits. Mason Bland doubled and drove...

Creel qualifies for eastern 3A track regional

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock's Klara Doyle and sprinter Courtney Warner each claimed an individual champion during the annual Wilson Times Classic contested at Beddingfield on Monday afternoon. Doyle placed first in the triple jump and emerged as the runner-up...

Rosewood nets shutout of Spring Creek

Rosewood posted shutouts in six of seven contested matches and dealt short-handed Spring Creek a 9-0 loss on Monday afternoon. The Gators had just five players, which led to defaults at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles. Dylan Cuddington,...