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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

STORY: Sargent pursues Ninja Warrior dream

bcoley@newsargus.com Chase Sargent hungers for the next challenge. He was a competitive gymnast for 12 years, and has taught it for the past nine. He's been an actor and model, with credits in shows such as One Tree Hill, Eastbound...

STORY: Price signs with Pfeiffer

rcoggins@newsargus.com Throughout his high school career, Skyler Price kept a watchful eye on soccer programs at different colleges -- particularly on the Division II and III levels throughout North Carolina. He constantly followed their progress. William Peace University? Barton? Big...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Panthers too much for Rebels

BEULAVILLE -- East Duplin handed North Duplin a 58-24 loss Monday night. Mary Taylor Jones and Alyssa Santos had seven points apiece for the Rebels. North Duplin (0-11) travel to Spring Creek on Thursday....

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Rebels fall short against Panthers

BEULAVILLE -- North Duplin dropped a 64-45 non-conference loss to East Duplin Monday night. Luke Britt paced the Rebels with 11 points. Ricky Cameron added nine points. The Rebels (3-8) travel to Spring Creek on Thursday....

Monday, January 16, 2017

WRESTLING: Rosewood brings home first-ever Firebird Duals championship

STANHOPE -- Rosewood captured its first-ever Thomas Cowles Memorial Firebird Duals team championship on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles defeated perennial Big East 3-A power Rocky Mount, Middle Creek, Farmville Central and Leesville Road. Joey Behrend, Christian Decatur, Tim Decatur...

WRESTLING: Wallace wins another individual crown, CBA takes 10th as a team

WENDELL -- Joshua Wallace emerged as the 182-pound individual champion and short-handed Charles B. Aycock placed 10th overall during the Jolly Roger Invitational contested at Corinth-Holders on Saturday. The Golden Falcons failed to fill seven weight classes due to...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Chapin scores 19 as Rosewood topples North Duplin

Tucker Chapin poured in a team-high 19 points during Rosewood's 51-36 conquest of Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin on Saturday evening. Noah Grantham added 10 points in the Eagles' win. Luke Britt paced the Rebels' offense with 14 points....

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Eagles' Butts records double-double against Rebels

Braylee Butts recorded a rare double-double -- 26 points, 15 steals -- as Rosewood rolled past North Duplin, 62-24, on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Saturday evening. Butts also pulled down four rebounds. Payton Lane contributed 16 points, four assists...

SWIMMING: EW's Gross notches win, Jones continues to rack up AQs

Eastern Wayne's Josh Gross emerged as a first-time winner this season and fellow Warrior Jazmin Jones continued to rack up automatic qualifying berths for the eastern 3-A regional during the latest swim meet contested at the Goldsboro Family Y....

Saturday, January 14, 2017

STORY: Whitfield welcomes new batch of inductees

rcoggins@newsargus.com Helen Goldsby stepped into the Goldsboro High auditorium Friday evening. She looked around. Nothing had changed. The stage spotlights glistened in her eyes. "It's been well-kept," she said. It felt like home. With the voice of a nightingale, Goldsby...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Chargers easily dispatch Eagles

Jala Holloman scored 20 points to lead Wayne Country Day School past rival Wayne Christian, 73-42, in girls' varsity basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Clifford Gymnasium. The victory moved WCDS to 11-7 overall. After shaking off a sluggish first...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Chargers cruise past Eagles

jhayes@newsargus.com It was over early. The Wayne Country Day School varsity boys' basketball team exploded for 11 three-pointers in the opening half on Saturday at Wayne Christian, creating an insurmountable advantage en route to a 91-65 triumph over the Eagles,...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bulldogs fall in OT

jhayes@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- On Thursday evening, Princeton varsity boys' basketball coach Jeff Davis expressed this thought on his Twitter feed: "Huge back-to-back wins last night and tonight. Trying to make it three in a row tomorrow at home versus Lakewood."...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: CBA uses 3-point baskets to down EW

bcoley@newsargus.com The high school 3-point line is 19.75 feet away from the basket. For Eastern Wayne and C.B. Aycock, that distance felt like two feet Friday night. The Warriors and Golden Falcons' guards tormented each other with their hot shooting....

BOYS' BASKETBALL: EW uses balance to beat CBA

bcoley@newsargus.com What is the true definition of Eastern Wayne basketball, you ask? Bill Manning will tell you it's attacking the basket, spreading the floor and providing multiple threats. His Warriors checked every box on that list in their 78-61 victory...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Bulldogs dominate Lakewood

PRINCETON -- Jazmaine McCain registered 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Princeton varsity girls' basketball outfit rolled to a 45-17 triumph over Carolina 1-A foe Lakewood on Friday evening. The victory moved PHS to 8-5 overall and...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- WCDS @ WCS

Wayne Country Day 25 24 21 21 -- 91 Wayne Christian 18 14 11 22 -- 65 WAYNE COUNTRY DAY (14-8, 2-0) Cole Atwood 1 7 3-4 26, Mitch Turnage 0 0 1-2 1, Jimmie Sanders 5 3 5-7...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Lakewood @ Princeton

Lakewood 10 6 23 15 17 -- 71 Princeton 14 14 7 19 12 -- 66 LAKEWOOD (4-6, 2-3) Keyshawn Bailey 0 1 3-4 6, Johnny Owens 2 1 1-2 8, Quamaine Williams 5 4 4-4 26, JJ Johnson...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- CBA @ Eastern Wayne

C.B. Aycock 9 21 17 14 -- 61 Eastern Wayne 20 16 16 26 -- 78 C.B. AYCOCK (4-10, 0-5 ECC) Michael Evans 3 0 1-2 7, Semaj Yelverton 1 1 2-2 7, Eli Batts 1 0 7-10 9,...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- CBA @ Eastern Wayne

C.B. Aycock 13 13 16 20 -- 62 EasternWayne 19 9 15 13 -- 56 C.B. AYCOCK (8-6, 1-4 ECC) Tanika Powell 2 4 6-8 22, Arlanda Faulkner 0 0 2-3 2, Alexis Edmundson 0 1 10-14 11, Cassandra Lassiter...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Lakewood @ Princeton

Lakewood 0 3 2 12 -- 17 Princeton 14 16 8 7 -- 45 LAKEWOOD (2-7, 1-4) Kiarye Bailey 2 0 2-5 6, Sallena Oates 1 0 0-0 2, Tamia Rich 3 1 0-0 9, Adia Edwards 0 0 0-2...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- WCDS @ WCS

Wayne Country Day 15 20 25 13 -- 73 Wayne Christian 7 11 15 9 -- 42 WAYNE COUNTRY DAY (11-7, 2-0) Janae Jones 2 0 0-0 4, Langley Barnes 1 0 0-1 1, Jala Holloman 8 1 1-2 20,...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Gators clamp down on Tigers

 WARSAW -- Senior guard Destiney Sutton drilled the nets for a team- and game-high 28 points during Spring Creek's 55-32 romp over Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Friday evening. Sutton snared eight rebounds, handed out five assists and...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Blue Devils run past Cougars

DEEP RUN -- Tziah Kelly tallied 19 points as Goldsboro endured a 56-39 loss to South Lenoir in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play Friday evening. Natiana Barnes added eight points for the Cougars. Goldsboro is off until Jan. 20 when...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Hobbton gets past North Duplin

 NEWTON GROVE -- Nina Devone led all scorers with 21points as Hobbton rolled past North Duplin, 46-29, during their Carolina 1-A Conference clash Friday evening. Mary Taylor Jones emerged as the Rebels' offensive leader with 14 points. Alyssa Santos and...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Gators slip past Tigers

WARSAW -- Najee Young drained the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left as Spring Creek upended James Kenan, 54-51, during their Carolina 1-A Conference game contested at Harmon Gym. Young finished with seven points. Cameron Jones just missed a double-double...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eagles soar past Neuse Charter

 Jonathan Peacock emerged one of three Rosewood players in double figures with 15 points during a 62-48 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Neuse Charter on Friday evening. Chance Howard supplied 13 points, while Conner Vernon scored 10. CJ Rouse...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Blue Devils overwhelm Cougars

 DEEP RUN -- Goldsboro tumbled to 1-2 in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play with an 84-44 loss to South Lenoir inside Munn Gym on Friday evening. Jaryan Hargis paced the Cougars' offense with nine points. Daryl Gaddis registered eight points....

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Hobbton too much for North Duplin

NEWTON GROVE -- Omar Farrior pumped in a game-high 21 points, leading Hobbton past North Duplin, 66-47, on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Friday evening. Luke Britt knocked down a team-leading 14 points for the Rebels. Malik Cobb chipped in...

WRESTLING: CBA splits pair

 PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's grapplers dropped a heart-breaker to D.H. Conley, but rebounded with a resounding victory over Eastern Wayne during their Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference tri-meet Friday evening. Down by 23 points, the Golden Falcons recorded four consecutive...

JV DIGEST

* Boys' basketball: Wayne Country Day 76, Wayne Christian 52 -- The Chargers' Jaden Cooper torched the nets for a game- and team-high 30 points on Saturday afternoon. Andrew Gattis scored 12 points and Noah Atwood provided nine points. Wayne...

Friday, January 13, 2017

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Oates has 36-point night for Wayne Christian

Full virtuosity. One might very well say that of Darrian Oates, whose baseline-to-baseline, 36-point outburst propelled the Wayne Christian varsity boys' basketball team to a 77-64, non-conference triumph over Greenville Christian on Thursday evening in Patetown. The victory, which halted...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Colby Sullivan paces Bulldogs past North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Colby Sullivan drained the nets for a team-high 23 points during Princeton's 51-47 conquest of Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin on Thursday evening. Earl Gibson Jr. registered nine points, followed by Garrett Klein with eight points. Ryan...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Benson, McCain lead Princeton

CALYPSO -- Jordan Benson and Jazmaine McCain tallied 13 points apiece during Princeton's 42-31 triumph over North Duplin in a Carolina 1-A Conference matchup Thursday evening. Takivia Cummings dropped in 10 points. Alyssa Santos and Mary Taylor Jones paced North...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- GCA @ Wayne Christian

Greenville Christian 2 7 3 1 -- 13 Wayne Christian 22 25 8 9 -- 64 GREENVILLE CHRISTIAN (0-9, 0-3) Olivia Cripe 0 0 0-3 0, Morgan Dawson 0 0 0-1 0, Lauren Wagner 1 0 0-0 2, Marianna...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Boys' basketball: Wayne Christian 61, Greenville Christian 59 -- Jayden Young dropped in a team-high 26 points the Eagles' non-conference victory Thursday evening. Jeremy Bently added 11 points and Will White (six rebounds, four assists) chipped in...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Wayne Christian dominates Greenville Christian

Pressure defense and shooting-drill prowess. That combination proved sound enough for the Wayne Christian varsity girls' basketball team on Thursday evening, as evidenced by its 64-13 victory over non-conference foe Greenville Christian Academy. The 51-point landslide moved the Eagles...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Cape Fear Christian @ WCDS

Cape Fear 14 10 14 22 -- 60 WCDS 16 16 16 18 -- 66 CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN (13-8) Michael Okoye 5 0 0-3 10, Michael Grigg 1 5 0-0 17, Isaiah Tatum 5 1 3-3 16, Peter Olatunj 4...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: WCDS counters Eagles' height with sharp perimeter shooting

bcoley@newsargus.com Cape Fear Christian waltzed into Wayne Country Day's gym boasting a massive height advantage. A 6-foot-9 guy here, 6-foot-8 guy there. Then there was a 6-foot-4 sharpshooter for good measure. The Chargers mustered a small shrug. They've see these...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- GCA @ Wayne Christian

Greenville Christian 15 20 16 13 -- 64 Wayne Christian 21 26 15 15 -- 77 GREENVILLE CHRISTIAN (4-10, 1-2) JJ Fisher 8 1 3-3 22, Cole Dial 1 0 0-0 2, Marquis West 1 0 0-2 2, Davis...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Simmons' 40-point output paces Trojan women

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- When in doubt, look for No. 4. You can find her in the corner. She might be near the free throw line. Or perhaps she's lurking underneath the basket. Wherever Daria Simmons appeared on the court...

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UMO men lose lead, fall to Lees-McRae

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- This one felt like a punch in the gut -- a loss that could damage postseason aspirations. And head coach Joey Higginbotham wishes his University of Mount Olive men's basketball team could get it back. Lees-McRae...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Kinston defeats Goldsboro

Anzarya Cobb scored 12 points, snared six rebounds and paced a balanced, start-to-finish attack as Kinston triumphed 47-32 over Eastern Carolina 2-A foe Goldsboro on Tuesday night at Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium. The victory moved Kinston to 6-7 overall...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Kinston, Goldsboro stage another classic

Pacemaker optional. That was the formed general consensus of a lingering post-game crowd Wednesday evening at venerable Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium, which was treated to a thrilling, edge-of-sanity Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference matchup between Highway 70 foes Kinston High and...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Princeton gets first league win of season

SMITHFIELD -- Austin Sullivan recorded a double-double -- 13 points, 10 rebounds -- as Princeton upended Neuse Charter, 69-57, in a Carolina 1-A Conference game Wednesday evening. Colby Sullivan emerged as the Bulldogs' top scorer with 19 points. Garrett Klein...

WHITFIELD HALL OF FAME: 45th class has 'local' flavor

rcoggins@newsargus.com There's no telling what can happen when George Whitfield unexpectedly knocks on your door. His visit certainly surprised Charles Davis. The two discussed Davis' recovery from knee replacement surgery, chewed the fat about baseball a little bit and then...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Rosewood @ Spring Creek

Rosewood 18 16 13 10 -- 57 Spring Creek 11 20 11 14 -- 56 ROSEWOOD (5-8, 4-1 CC) Rylee Myers 1 0 0-0 2, Payton Lane 2 2 1-6 11, Brayle Butts 9 0 2-4 20, Hannah Daniels 4...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lane nails game-winning shot

BY BEN COLEY bcoley@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Two seconds is an eternity in basketball. That's all the time Rosewood's Payton Lane had Wednesday night as the Eagles inbounded the ball down one point to Spring Creek. And boy, did she...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle school news

JV * Boys' basketball: Spring Creek 57, Rosewood 29 -- Demartae Bizzell pumped in a game-high 23 points for the Gators. Tyrese Artis contributed 14 points. Middle schools * Boys' basketball: Grantham 48, Mount Olive 40 -- Tayvon Callahan...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Box -- Rosewood @ Spring Creek

Rosewood 12 9 10 15 -- 46 Spring Creek 9 14 12 12 -- 47 ROSEWOOD (2-11, 2-3 CC) Chance Howard 3 0 3-5 9, Noah Grantham 1 0 2-4 4, Luke Mooring 0 1 0-0 3, Jonathan Peacock 1...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Edwards' FT lifts Spring Creek

Spring Creek 47, Rosewood 46 * SEVEN SPRINGS -- Before Wednesday's matchup against Rosewood, Spring Creek head coach Taylor Jones told his players that it was going to be a dogfight. Jones doesn't lie. Grinding through a turnover and foul-infested...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Box -- Kinston @ Goldsboro

Kinston 14 12 9 12 -- 47 Goldsboro 5 8 7 12 -- 32 KINSTON (6-7, 1-1) Sherice Jones 2 0 0-0 4, Samantha Lee 0 0 2-2 2, Leslie Sutton 0 0 0-2 0, Quiara Powell 1 0...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WEATHER: Preps action returns beginning today

Wayne County Public Schools remained closed Tuesday due to icy roads that melted by mid-afternoon. The doors are open today. And that means one thing -- basketball is back. The "Highway 70 Series" resumes today when long time rivals...

COLLEGE BASEBALL: UMO to play Down East Wood Ducks in exhibition game

MOUNT OLIVE -- University of Mount Olive will play an exhibition game against the Down East Wood Ducks on April 3 at historic Grainger Stadium. First pitch is 7 p.m. The Wood Ducks are a Single-A affiliate of the...

GOLF: Jetton notches ace at GMGC

'Deno' Jetton recorded a hole-in-one during a recent round of golf played on the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. Jetton used a 5-wood from 155 yards out to ace No. 4. Playing partners Melvin Lee, Joe Atkinson, Ken Loftin and John...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Chatham can't handle Heat's Kaler

Harman Kaler pumped in a team-leading 18 points as Goldsboro Heat defeated Chatham, 52-43, on Tuesday evening. Kaler also pulled down seven rebounds. Gavin Portela supplied a double-double -- 13 points, 15 rebounds -- go along with five assists and...

PREPS DIGEST: Middle schools

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Greenville Christian 37, Wayne Christian 14 -- Sydney Rosso led Wayne Christian's offense with five points. Teammate Olivia Sutton chipped in four points. The Eagles visit Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Thursday. *...

Monday, January 9, 2017

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Eastern Wayne falls to DH Conley

HOLLYWOOD CROSSROADS -- Nyesha Best knocked down 16 points during Eastern Wayne's 58-41 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe D.H. Conley. Rayna Gibson added eight points. Channing Williams chipped in six points. The Warriors (11-4 overall, 1-3 ECC) travel...

POSTPONEMENT: ND-Rosewood basketball games moved to Jan. 14

The North Duplin at Rosewood basketball games scheduled for Friday have been moved to Jan. 14. The JV boys will tip off at 3 p.m. The games were moved due to Winter Storm Helena that forced cancellation of athletic events...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: South Central cruises past Southern Wayne

WINTERVILLE -- South Central built a 21-point lead at halftime and cruised past  Southern Wayne, 54=37, in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play. Additional details were not available. The Saints (7-10 overall, 1-4 ECC) play host to Eastern Wayne on Tuesday....

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: New Bern knocks off CB Aycock

NEW BERN -- Cassandra Lassiter drained the nets for a team-leading 19 points, but Charles B. Aycock remained in search of its first Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference win this season after a 58-43 loss to New Bern. Lexi Edmundson registered...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Wilmington Christian upends Faith Christian

Abby Squires scored 22 points and snared eight rebounds as Wilmington Christian Academy turned back host Faith Christian, 62-44, during the school's 50th anniversary celebration Friday evening. The triumph moved Wilmington to 5-12 overall and 2-2 in N.C. Christian Schools...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: DH Conley turns back Eastern Wayne

HOLLYWOOD CROSSROADS -- Eastern Wayne dropped to 1-3 on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference scene with a 54-30 loss to D.H. Conley. Additional details were not available. The Warriors (5-10 overall) are the guests of county foe Southern Wayne on...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Saints drop road game at South Central

WINTERVILLE -- Bless Thomas pumped in 14 points during Southern Wayne's 70-49 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe South Central. David Brewer chipped in 11 points for the Saints, who dipped to 1-3 in league play this season. J....

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bears pull away from Golden Falcons

NEW BERN -- Eli Batts provided a team-high 11 points in Charles B. Aycock's 49-41 loss to New Bern in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference action. Justin Lofton-Russell provided 10 points for the Golden Falcons, who fell to 0-4 against league...

PREP BASEBALL: Princeton's Hickman signs with Averett U

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com DANVILLE, Va. -- Who, in any sport, gets to sit down and "talk shop" with a head coach who has competed -- and excelled -- on both the collegiate and professional baseball scene? And played the...

Hazardous, icy road conditions force cancellations

From staff reports Hazardous road conditions caused by Winter Storm Helena forced Wayne County Public School officials to cancel school for today. The decision affected two games on the docket -- Spring Creek basketball at North Duplin and South Central...

PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL: Players' fight, determination please Hardison

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com Turnovers and missed shots. That refrain burned the marquee of Faith Christian's 56-31 setback to N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A District 4 foe Wilmington Christian Academy on Friday evening, as the school celebrated its 50th anniversary...

Friday, January 6, 2017

WRESTLING: Tim Decatur reaches 100 career wins, RHS claims league dual-team crown

TARBORO -- Sophomore Tim Decatur earned his 100th career win and Rosewood claimed the 2017 Carolina/Two Rivers/Coastal Ten Class 1-A dual-team regular-season wrestling championship Thursday evening. The duals were moved up two days due to the threat of Winter...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Princeton's junk defense nags Rosewood

PRINCETON -- Opposing teams have thrown numerous junk defenses at Rosewood this season with the intention of keeping Braylee Butts from becoming an offensive nightmare. Butts had seen it all -- particularly the box-and-one. But this time, the scheme proved...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Rosewood upends rival Princeton

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- That 0-10 start for Rosewood? It's slowly beginning to fade into the distance. And head coach Daniel Mitchell couldn't be any happier. A team that struggled to close out opponents has finally started to show some maturity...

PREVIEW: West Coast swing to test UMO men's volleyball team

rcoggins@newsargus.com SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A "once-in-a-lifetime" bonding trip will undoubtedly test the mental fortitude of the University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team. And it started earlier today. The Trojans launched their 2017 campaign against No. 9-ranked Stanford --...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Box -- Rosewood @ Princeton

BOYS Rosewood 13 8 12 14 -- 47 Princeton 12 9 9 10 -- 40 ROSEWOOD (2-10, 2-2) Chance Howard 7 1 1-2 18, Noah Grantham 0 0 0-0 0, Luke Mooring 0 0 0-0 0, Jonathan Peacock 1 1...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Box -- N. Lenoir @ Goldsboro

N. Lenoir 7 1 17 12 -- 37 Goldsboro 6 6 7 11 -- 30 NORTH LENOIR (3-9, 1-0) Rahziah Hutchins 2 0 3-4 7, Integrity McPhail 2 1 0-0 7, Dianthony Hall 2 0 0-0 4, Jamenia Lynch 5...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: North Lenoir stuns Goldsboro

The Goldsboro girls' basketball team has had memorable games this season. Thursday night's matchup against North Lenoir was memorable in a way -- maybe more along the lines of infamous. Missed shot after missed shot plagued the Cougars and...

FOOTBALL: Goldsboro's Johnson tenders resignation

rcoggins@newsargus.com One of the county's most-successful and tradition-rich football programs finds itself searching for a new leader. Bennett Johnson resigned as head varsity coach at Goldsboro High School on Tuesday after a meeting with school administrators. The parties separated on...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools news

JV * Boys' basketball: C.B. Aycock 31, New Bern 25 -- Jacari Outlaw paced the Golden Falcons' offense with 12 points. Jaylan Robinson contributed nine points, while Raekwon Coley recorded six points. C.B. Aycock improved to 10-3 overall and...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Box -- N. Lenoir @ Goldsboro

N. Lenoir 22 13 15 12 -- 61 Goldsboro 17 13 25 26 -- 82 NORTH LENOIR (7-5, 1-0) Quwaun Barnes 1 0 0-0 2, Keithan Morris 3 0 2-2 8, Lshawn Davis 7 1 4-5 21, Jamal Edwards 1...

BOYS' BASKETBALL -- N. Lenoir at Goldsboro

bcoley@newsargus.com When playing Goldsboro, it's best to get your licks in during the first half. You'll need the cushion, because the second half is when the Cougars roar the loudest. On Thursday night, North Lenoir happened to stare right into...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Box -- Rosewood @ Princeton

Rosewood 6 2 11 17 -- 36 Princeton 12 6 12 15 -- 45 ROSEWOOD (4-8, 3-1) Payton Lane 4 0 6-10 14, Braylee Butts 5 0 5-7 15, Hannah Daniels 1 0 0-8 2, Ada Rivera 0 0...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

WEATHER: Possible snowstorm causes multiple schedule changes

Wayne County Public Schools officials announced Wednesday afternoon that all athletic competitions and practices scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been canceled. According to the National Weather Service in Raleigh, a winter storm is expected to leave between one...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: ND's Britt drops in game-winning bucket

CALYPSO -- Crash by committee. Such was the modus operandi Wednesday evening for the North Duplin Rebels, whose group therapy session on the glass resulted in a putback from junior forward Luke Britt with 2.9 seconds remaining in regulation to...

WRESTLING: Warriors split tri-match at North Johnston

KENLY -- Joseph Scofield earned the match-clinching pin as Eastern Wayne slipped past North Johnston, 37-33, during a non-conference tri-match Wednesday evening. Scofield pinned the Panthers' Parker Hayes with 28 seconds remaining in the opening period of their 195-pound bout....

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cougars' Lampe logs triple-double vs. Rebels

Girls' basketball Neuse Charter 55, North Duplin 20 * CALYPSO -- Abby Lampe recorded a triple-double on Wednesday evening, paving the way for Neuse Charter's 55-20 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference opponent North Duplin. The junior guard's effort included 16...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Box -- Neuse Charter girls at ND

Neuse Charter 14 14 11 16 -- 55 North Duplin 3 6 6 5 -- 20 NEUSE CHARTER (10-3) Abby Lampe 7 0 2-4 16, Lacey Jones 0 1 0-0 3, Kayla Ham 5 0 1-4 11, Kiondra Webb 4...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

BREAKING: Games moved

Due to possible inclement weather, Eastern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock have moved their respective basketball games scheduled for Friday up to Thursday. Eastern Wayne is the guest of D.H. Conley, while Aycock travels to New Bern. Tip-off at both...

WRESTLING: Saints display dominating performance against Warriors

rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- The gameplan seemed simple. Don't give up. Avoid sloppy wrestling. Work hard. First-year Southern Wayne head coach Frank Stauffer couldn't have asked for better execution against county wrestling rival Eastern Wayne on Tuesday evening. The Saints emerged...

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UMO women dump Converse

UMO Media Relations MOUNT OLIVE -- University of Mount Olive rang in the New Year with an 86-76 triumph over Conference Carolinas foe Converse (S.C.) College on Tuesday evening. Daria Simmons posted her first-ever collegiate double-double -- 28 points, 10...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Rose scores last-second basket to beat EW

It looked a lot like March Madness. Kentasia Street scored on a layup with 2.7 seconds remaining in regulation, then watched as Eastern Wayne's last-gasp heave at the buzzer narrowly missed, giving J.H. Rose a calendar turning, 55-53 triumph over...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: North Duplin falls to James Kenan

CALYPSO -- Phylina Holmes logged a game-high 13 points as James Kenan defeated North Duplin, 57-7, in a Carolina 1-A Conference game Tuesday evening. Shymia Newkirk and Diamond Cooper added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Tigers. JK held...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Spring Creek stumbles against Neuse Charter

SMITHFIELD -- Destiney Sutton dropped in 11 points during Spring Creek's 37-31 loss to Neuse Charter on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Tuesday evening. Sutton also recorded six steals and three assists. Belinda Carson supplied six points, 15 rebounds, three...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: D.H. Conley defeats So. Wayne

Samiya Best supplied a double-double -- 17 points, 16 rebounds -- during Southern Wayne's 55-48 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe D.H. Conley on Tuesday evening. Nadia Chesnutt scored 10 points, while teammate Caroline Summerlin collected six points. The...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Wayne Christian crushes Greenfield

Adayah Ginn led four players in double figures with 17 points as Wayne Christian hammered Greenfield, 63-36, during their Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference game Tuesday. Abi Harrelson contributed 16 points. Kasey Norris scored 15 points and Emma Harbuck chipped...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Holloman, Jeffreys pace WCDS

Jala Holloman drilled the nets for 22 points, while Lexi Jeffreys logged a double-double -- 11 points, 12 rebounds -- during Wayne Country Day's 49-30 conquest of Pope John Paul II on Tuesday evening. Holloman picked PJP for seven steals....

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Butts leads RHS past Lakewood

Three-time defending Carolina 1-A Conference champion Rosewood dominated Lakewood, 66-41, on Tuesday evening. Sophomore guard Braylee Butts just missed a triple-double with 23 points, seven rebounds and eight steals. Senior forward Hannah Daniels contributed 20 points, eight rebounds and five...

WRESTLING: Rosewood matmen humble Hunt, Tarboro

WILSON -- Rosewood cruised past Hunt and Tarboro in non-conference action Tuesday evening. The Eagles dismantled the host Warriors 77-6 and upended the Vikings 62-17. Seth Finney, Joey Behrend, David Brown, Hunter Weeks, Nyterrius Williams, Christian Decatur, Tim Decatur, Chris...

WRESTLING: CBA grapplers split ECC tri-match

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock opened its Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference season with a 1-1 worksheet Tuesday evening. The Golden Falcons recorded six falls and four forfeits during a 66-18 triumph over South Central. Defending ECC regular-season champ New Bern...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: James Kenan rolls over North Duplin

CALYPSO -- Terrion Addison led three North Duplin players with 11 points during a 73-52 loss to county and Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Tuesday evening. Ricky Cameron and Malik Cobb each had 10 points. Chase King scored...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Greenfield hands Eagles loss in CPIC play

Darrian Oates turned in a 15-point effort as Wayne Christian fell 88-60 to Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Greenfield on Tuesday evening. Oates pulled down seven rebounds and dished out four assists. Rayshawn Wellington logged 12 points and four...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Hobbton cruises past Princeton

Landon Futrelle emerged as Princeton's top scorer with nine points in a 68-45 loss to Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Hobbton on Tuesday evening. Earl Gibson Jr. tallied eight points. Dylan Rutledge collected seven points, followed by Colby Sullivan with five...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: King drains game-winning shot for WCDS

Jamal King drained the game-winning shot as time expired, and Wayne Country Day turned back Pope John Paul 68-66 in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference game Tuesday evening. The Chargers trailed by 13 points in the third period and...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Rosewood snaps 10-game skid

Rosewood snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 67-51 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Lakewood on Tuesday evening. Chance Howard pumped in 22 points for the Eagles, who improved to 1-10 overall and 1-2 against league opposition. Conner Vernon...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Box - S. Central @ CBA

South Central 8 12 17 13 -- 50 C.B. Aycock 20 8 10 6 -- 44 SOUTH CENTRAL(5-6) Anna Mewborn 1 0 0-2 2, Brittany Gibbts 5 0 0-0 10, Ninevah Reddick 4 0 0-0 8, Kinnedy Lawrence 5 0...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Falcons knock off Golden Falcons

bcoley@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- C.B. Aycock owned the first quarter Tuesday night. Drive, kick it out, splash -- South Central's defense really had no answer for it. But a high school game is 32 minutes long -- not eight. Through careless...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Boys' basketball: Greenfield 75, Wayne Christian 65 -- Jaydon Young posted 19 points, six rebounds and six assists for WCS. Jeremy Bently scored 15 points. Blake Tinker and Justin Ashford (seven rebounds) registered 13 points apiece. Addison...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Rampants ease past Warriors

Freshman guard Creighton Lebo rang in the new year with a game-high 26 points as J.H. Rose defeated Eastern Wayne, 48-40, on Tuesday evening at New Hope. The contest was a matchup between Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rivals, and...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Box - S. Central @ CBA

South Central 9 4 19 16 -- 48 C.B. Aycock 4 11 6 6 -- 28 SOUTH CENTRAL (11-1) Tahj Riddick 3 0 2-2 8, Tyrice Blow 0 1 0-0 3, Xavier Boyd 6 1 0-0 15, Jahzeer Baker 0...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: South Central defeats C.B. Aycock

bcoley@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- C.B. Aycock does not have a player taller than 6-foot-4 in its lineup. South Central, however, boasts two 6-foot-7 sophomores, and a 6-foot-5 senior. The team essentially had "you can't teach height" printed on the back of...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Box - J.H. Rose @ So. Wayne

J.H. Rose 11 9 13 15 -- 48 Eastern Wayne 16 7 8 9 -- 40 J.H. ROSE (8-4, 2-2) Tyquan Harrell 0 0 0-2 0, Ben Harris 2 0 0-2 4, I'Zaayzuwon Ruffin 1 0 2-2 4, Tymize Barnhill...

WRESTLING: Eastern Wayne-Southern Wayne stats

Tuesday's match (at Southern Wayne HS, Dudley) Southern Wayne 54 Eastern Wayne 18 120 -- Raekwon Hardy (SW) wbf Mekhi Levins-Williams, 5:39.8; 126 -- Lucas Davis (SW) wbf Christian Torres, 3:22.6; 132 -- David Gomez (SW) by FF; 138 --...

Monday, January 2, 2017

UMO: Trojan men fall to Wingate

UMO Media Relations MOUNT OLIVE -- Wingate built a double-digit lead in the opening half and handed University of Mount Olive an 84-61, non-conference loss in men's basketball action Saturday afternoon. Freshman Cameron Robinson dropped in 21 points for the...

WRESTLING: Rosewood matmen retain Falcon Invitational team title

PIKEVILLE -- The "machine" continues to hum. The Rosewood wrestling team, that is. The talented and technically-sound Eagles walked away with four individual championships and the 2016 Falcon Invitational team crown on Friday afternoon. "I don't think we've ever had...