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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wrestling

Today's scheduled match featuring C.B. Aycock, Eastern Wayne and Wilson Hunt has been postponed, with no makeup date as yet confirmed....

Middle School Boys' Basketball --WCDS 35, Wayne Christian 23

Jake Crocker scored 16 points as host Wayne Country Day turned back Wayne Christian on Tuesday. Jaden Drew added seven points for the hosts, who moved to 2-6 overall and 1-1 in league play with the victory. WCDS next plays...

JV Girls' Basketball --WCDS 36, Wayne Christian 21

Ja'Kea Brunson scored 15 points to lead WCDS past rival Wayne Christian on Tuesday. Hayden Nielsen also played well for the Lady Chargers, finishing with 11 points. WCDS(11-0, 2-0) next sees the floor on Thursday versus Ridgecroft....

JV Basketball --WCDS 67, Wayne Christian 52

Cam Gerrard scored 19 points and Kevin Baker added 13 in Wayne Country Day's rivalry triumph on Tuesday over Wayne Christian. The victory moved WCDS to 4-6 overall this season, and 1-1 in matters of league significance. It next sees...

JV Basketball --Esat Duplin 60, Goldsboro 48

Khari Anderson scored 10 points on Tuesday for Goldsboro, who fell to East Duplin. The Cougars (11-3, 2-1) travel to face Midway on Friday....

Girls' Basketball --WCDS 65, Wayne Christian 35

Jala Holloman scored 21 points to lead Wayne Country Day past rival Wayne Christian on Tuesday. Lillian Freeman also factored prominently for the Lady Chargers, scoring 16 points. Lexi Jeffreys rounded out matters in the WCDS scorebook with a double-double...

Girls' Basketball --East Duplin 53, Goldsboro 45

Tziah Kelly scored 26 points for Goldsboro High during Tuesday's loss to East Duplin. Aleesha Boyette also played well for the blue-and-gold, tallying 10 points.   GHS (5-9, 1-4) travels to face Midway on Friday....

Boys' Basketball --Goldsboro 98, East Duplin 47

A balanced scoring effort allowed Goldsboro High to post a bother-me-not, 51-point triumph over East Central 2A foe East Duplin on Tuesday. DJ Waters and Tyzhaun Claude tallied 14 points apiece for the Cougars, while DeQuan Pigford scored 13 points....

Boys' Basketball --WCDS 90, Wayne Christian 78

Marcus Metcalf scored 25 points, Linwood Grandy posted a double-double and Wayne Country Day slid past rival Wayne Christian on Tuesday by a score of 90-78. Metcalf's outing also featured five steals, while Grandy finished with 18 points and 11...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Middle School Girls' Basketball --WCDS 36, Wayne Christian 21

Bri Verme scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed three rebounds on Tuesday, but it wasn't enought to motivate Wayne Christian past host Wayne Country Day. Lauren Mitchell also hauled in five boards for WC, which fell to 3-5 overall...

Middle School Boys' Basketball --WCDS 35, Wayne Christian 32

Paul Rose scored 11 points during Wayne Christian's loss to rival Wayne Country Day on Tuesday. The Eagles next see the floor on Friday at home versus Christ Covenant....

Girls' Basketball --Faith Christian 52, Greenville Christian 11

Chloe Mills scored a game-high 18 points, 8th-grader Lilly Miller added 15 and Faith Christian ran away from Greenville Christian on Tuesday, 52-11. The Conquerors also got a solid effort from senior guard Jordan Lawhon, who finished with 11 points,...

Basketball --Greenville Christian 36, Faith Christian 31

Jeramiah Benson scored a team-high nine points during Faith Christian's setback to Greenville Christian on Tuesday. His play was complemented by Luke Miller, Garrett Pendergraft, Cooper Voeller and Spencer Millen, who tallied five points apiece. The loss moved FCA to...

Basketball --Coby White selected to McDonald's All-American Game

Greenfield School point guard Coby White was selected on Tuesday to compete in the 2018 McDonald's All-American game, which will be held at Philips Arena on March 28 in Atlanta. On the season, White is averaging 31 points per game...

Monday, January 15, 2018

Wrestling -- Rosewood dominates Firebird Duals

N.C. High School wrestling pillar Rosewood capped another stellar week on the mat with a bit of light work last Saturday at the Firebird Duals. Individual match results are as follows: Rosewood (ROSE) 58, Swansboro (SWAN) 18 285: Nyterrius Williams...

Wrestling -- CBA's Maldonado continues to perform

WENDELL -- Devin Maldonado of Charles B. Aycock defeated Andrew Meyer of Wakefield 11-3 on Saturday to claim third place in the Jolly Roger Duals at Corinth Holders High School. The victory ran Maldonado's overall record this season to 30-6....

Basketball -- WCDS rolls at MLK Showcase

WILSON -- Marcus Metcalf scored a team-high 23 points on Monday as Wayne Country Day turned back Grace Christian, 78-56, at the MLK Showcase at Greenfield School. Lindwood Grandy also factored for the Chargers, contributing 19 points and 10 rebounds....

Basketball -- Goldsboro falls to Southern Vance, 70-63

FARMVILLE -- Goldsboro got 16 points from senior center Tyzhaun Claude, but it wasn't enough to propel the Cougars past Southern Vance on Monday. Dameon Brown scored 12 points for GHS, who was outscored 41-30 in the second half. Now...

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Whitfield HOF Ceremony

George Whitfield's annual Hall of Fame Ceremony, a highly-anticipated event staged with clockwork precision each January, enjoyed its 46th installment at Wayne Community College on Friday evening, providing attendees with yet another high resolution snapshot of what it's always been...

Whitfield clinic

esmith@newsargus.com Baseball happens fast. Life does, too. And, if you're like Maj. Gen. Al Aycock, you'll learn things from the All-American game that you can apply back to the tedium of daily routine. These days, Aycock watches the bat-cracking, diamond-rounding...

Middle School Boys' Basketball --Norwayne 50, Spring Creek 14

Chase Hare with scored 11 points to pace Norwayne's lopsided triumph over Spring Creek on Thursday. Jaidyne Dunn also played well, scoring 7 points. Kamran Prince finished with 6 points, while Daqwan Meadows and Elisha Davis scored five and four...

Middle School Girls' Basketball --Grantham 23, Dillard 13

Grantham Middle's lady ballers defeated Dillard Middle 23-13 Thursday. D'mia Wright led Grantham in scoring with 6 points, while Laci Capri and Karly Denning each scored 4 points. Dillard's leading scorer was Haliyah Williams with 7 points. Grantham is now...

Middle School Girls' Basketball --Lighthouse 17, Wayne Christian 10

Bri Verme scored four points in Wayne Christian's 17-10 setback to Lighthouse on Friday. Hayli Verme, Olivia Sutton, and Emma Bauer scored two points apiece. Bauer's effort included five rebounds. Wayne Christian next sees the floor on Tuesday, when it...

JV Boys' Basketball --Goldsboro 78, Spring Creek 32

Khari Anderson and Jamin Jacobs scored 14 points apiece on Friday night to pace Goldsboro by East Central 2A foe Spring Creek....

JV Boys' Basketball --South Central 51, C.B. Aycock 14

WINTERVILLE -- South Central staged an end-to-end showcase on Friday, turning back C.B. Aycock in lopsided fashion. Kaden Jones and Trever Reid each had three points for CBA, who fell to 8-7 overall this season....

JV GIrls' Basketball --South Central 32, C.B. Aycock 30

WINTERVILLE -- Shi Speight scored 10 points, but it wasn't enough to C.B. Aycock past South Central on Friday night. Sophomore Ebony Green scored eight points for CBA, who fell to 6-3 overall this season, and 2-3 in ECC play....

Boys' Basketball --Greenfield 105, WCDS 68

WILSON -- UNC commit Coby White had 31 points, Elijah McCadden had a triple-double and Greenfield made 15 of 37 three pointers during Friday's lopsided victory over Wayne Country Day. Linwood Grandy and Marcus Metcalf both scored 18 points for...

Boys' Basketball --Rosewood 63, Neuse Charter 59

SMITHFIELD -- Conner Vernon scored a team-high 18 points on Friday to fuel Rosewood's road triumph over Neuse Charter. Michael Reid added 17 points, while Jonathan Peacock finished with 11 points. RHS now stands 7-6 overall this season, and 3-1 in...

Boys' Basketball --Princeton 47, Lakewood 40

ROSEBORO -- Junior guard Garrett Klein scored a team-high 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds to propel Princeton by host Lakewood on Friday night. His effort was complemented by Lane Woodall, who finished with eight points. The victory moved PHS...

Boys' Basketball --North Duplin 67, Hobbton 61

NEWTON GROVE -- Armone Anders scored 17 points, and Luke Britt and Ricky Cameron added 16  apiece as North Duplin outlasted Hobbton on Friday by a count of 67-61. Kijah Blow also played well, adding 10 points for the Rebels, who...

Boys' Basketball --Goldsboro 65, Spring Creek 55

After suffering their lone defeat of the season earlier in the week, the Goldsboro Cougars returned to form on Friday with a workmanlike victory over East Central 2A foe Spring Creek. Keyshorn Smith scored 18 points to lead GHS, who...

Boys' Basketball --J.H. Rose 72, Eastern Wayne 66

GREENVILLE -- J.H. Rose outscored Eastern Wayne 54-30 over the final 16 minutes on Friday to capture its second ECC triumph of the season. Keonte Goodman led the way for the Rampants with 24 points, while Creighton Lebo finished with 16...

Boys' Basketball --D.H. Conley 63, Southern Wayne 60

DUDLEY -- Sophomore David Brewer scored a team-high 16 points on Friday during Southern Wayne's nail-biting setback to ECC 3A foe D.H. Conley. Demetric and Deandre Wright also factored prominently for the hosts, scoring 12 points apiece. Senior forward Shawntwon Leach...

Boys' Basketball --South Central 94, C.B. Aycock 31

WINTERVILLE -- Jaylan Robinson scored 12 points for Charles B. Aycock, which was overwhelmed by a potent South Central squad on Friday night. The loss moved CBA to 7-8 overall this season, and 2-3 in ECC play. It next sees the...

Girls' Basketball --WCDS 57, Greenfield 21

WILSON -- Junior point guard Jala Holloman scored 26 points, dished seven assists and tallied nine steals on Friday as Wayne Country Day outran rival Greenfield. Lexi Jeffreys scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds for WCDS, who moved to 12-3...

Girls' Basketball --Lakewood 42, Princeton 38

ROSEBORO -- Junior Kiarye Bailey scored 17 points on Friday to help Lakewood turn back visiting Carolina 1A foe Princeton. Senior Tamia Rich also played well for the Leopards, tallying 10 points. The victory moved Lakewood to 2-9 overall this season,...

Girls' Basketball --North Duplin 37, Hobbton 33

CALYPSO -- The Lady Rebels of North Duplin picked up their first win of the season on Friday, turning back Carolina 1A foe Hobbton. North Duplin next sees the floor on Thursday, when it travels to face Rosewood....

Girls' Basketball --Neuse Charter 56, Rosewood 29

SMITHFIELD -- Rosewood High suffered its first Carolina 1A setback of the season on Friday, falling on the road to Neuse Charter. Braylee Butts and Ar'Zhane Dozier both played well for the Lady Eagles, scoring 10 and eight points, respectively. The...

Girls' Basketball --Goldsboro 57, Spring Creek 43

Sharpshooting freshman Victoria Royal made five three-pointers and scored a game-high 17 points as GHS defeated East Central 2A foe Spring Creek on Friday. Tziah Kelly also performed ably for the hosts, booking 15 points. Aleesha Boyette rounded out the...

Girls' Basketball --D.H. Conley 53, Southern Wayne 50

DUDLEY -- Samiya Bess and Machiah Moore both registered double-double performances, but their effort wasn't enough to push Southern Wayne past D.H. Conley on Friday. Bess scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Moore added 10 points and 11 rebounds....

Girls' Basketball --South Central 61, C.B. Aycock 36

WINTERVILLE -- ECC 3A leader South Central lived up to its highly-regarded billing on Friday, turning back Charles B. Aycock by a score of 61-36. Senior guard Hannah Vinson paced CBA with 14 points, while Cassandra Lassiter chipped in 10 points....

Girls' Basketball --Eastern Wayne 49, J.H. Rose 38

GREENVILLE -- Myesha Best scored nine points on Friday, spurring Eastern Wayne past ECC 3A rival J.H. Rose. Nyesha Best contributed 11 points, four rebounds and three assists, while Channing Williams finished with 10 points. Ziomara Williams hauled in 17 rebounds...

Camp Confidential --Aycock, Narron deliver sound advice at Whitfield Clinic

Baseball happens fast. Life does, too. And, if you're like Maj. Gen. Al Aycock, you'll learn things from the All-American game that you can apply back to the tedium of daily routine. These days, Aycock watches the bat-cracking, diamond-rounding sport,...

Community Spotlight --George Whitfield inducts 46th HOF class

George Whitfield's annual Hall of Fame ceremony, a highly-anticipated event staged with clockwork precision each January, enjoyed its 46th installment at Wayne Community College on Friday evening, providing attendees with yet another high-resolution snapshot of what it's always been -- a...

Friday, January 12, 2018

Norwayne/Spring Creek 1/11

Norwayne's boys trounced Spring Creek 50-14 Thursday. Leading the way for Norwayne Middle was Chase Hare with 11 points, Jaidyne Dunn with 7 points, Kamran Prince with 6 points, Daqwan Meadows with 5 points and Elisha Davis with 4 points....

Middle School Girls' Basketball --Granthan 23, Dillard 13

Grantham Middle's lady ballers defeated Dillard Middle 23-13 Thursday. D'mia Wright led Grantham in scoring with 6 points, while Laci Capri and Karly Denning each scored 4 points. Dillard's leading scorer was Haliyah Williams with 7 points. Grantham is now...

Middle School Basketball --Norwayne runs by Spring Creek

Norwayne's boys trounced Spring Creek 50-14 Thursday. Leading the way for Norwayne Middle was Chase Hare with 11 points, Jaidyne Dunn with 7 points, Kamran Prince with 6 points, Daqwan Meadows with 5 points and Elisha Davis with 4 points....

Local Hoops --Harlem Wizards pay entertaining visit to Princeton High

PRINCETON -- The Harlem Wizards, a traveling basketball highlight reel that plays artfully either above the rim or to a teeming audience, staged a winning performance on Thursday night before a capacity crowd at Deacon Jones Gymnasium on the campus...

Local Hoops -- Harlem Wizards pay entertaining visit to PHS

jhayes@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- The Harlem Wizards, a traveling basketball highlight reel that plays artfully either above the rim or to a teeming audience, staged a winning performance on Thursday night before a capacity crowd at Deacon Jones Gymnasium on the...

Grantham/Dillard 1/11

Grantham Middle's lady ballers defeated Dillard Middle 23-13 Thursday. D'mia Wright led Grantham in scoring with 6 points, while Laci Capri and Karly Denning each scored 4 points. Dillard's leading scorer was Haliyah Williams with 7 points. Grantham is now...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Girls' JV Basketball --Eastern Wayne 32, C.B. Aycock 23

PIKEVILLE -- Jada Spruill scored 11 points for host CBA, but it wasn't enough to overcome Eastern Wayne on Wednesday. Shi Speight also contributed six points in the setback....

Boys' JV Basketball --C.B. Aycock 33, Eastern Wayne 27

PIKEVILLE -- Freshman Trever Reid scored seven points on Wednesday evening to push Charles B. Aycock past county rival Eastern Wayne. Myron Poindexter also finished with seven points for CBA, while Ben Reid and Michael Williams scored five points apiece....

Girls' Middle School Basketball --Wayne Christian 23, Greenfield 17

Bri Verme scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Tuesday to lead Wayne Christian past Greenfield, 23-17. Olivia Sutton and Lauren Mitchell also factored offensively for the Eagles, registering four points apiece. Lauren Mitchell hauled in six rebounds. The...

Boys' Basketball --WCDS 88, Crossroads 70

HENDERSON -- Marcus Metcalf scored 19 points to pace a balanced Wayne Country Day attack past Crossroads Christian, 88-70, on Tuesday. Jaden Cooper also performed ably, scoring 18 points and grabbing seven boards. Senior guard Cole Atwood finished with 16 points,...

Boys' Basketball --North Duplin 60, Princeton 58 (2OT)

PRINCETON -- North Duplin remained umblemished in Carolina 1A matters on Wednesday, courtesy of a double-overtime victory over rival Princeton....

Boys' Basketball --C.B. Aycock 65, Eastern Wayne 54

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock landed four players in double figures on Wednesday, turning back ECC 3A and Wayne County rival Eastern Wayne by a count of 65-54. The hosts, led by 19 points from senior guard Eli Batts, broke...

Girls' Basketball --Faith Christian Academy 30, Wilmington Christian 30

WILMINGTON -- Sophomore forward Chloe Mills scored 15 points on Monday to lead Faith Christian Academy past Wilmington Christian. Reagan Baumgartner and senior guard Jordan Lawhon also played well for the Conquerors, finishing with nine points apiece. The victory  moved...

Girls' Basketball --Jeffreys leads WCDS to 78-19 rout of Crossroads

HENDERSON -- Lexi Jeffreys controlled matters in the paint from start to finish on Tuesday evening, scoring 29 points and grabbing 18 rebounds to propel Wayne Country Day past Crossroads Christian, 78-19. Point guard Jala Holloman finished with 20 points for...

Girls' Basketball --Eastern Wayne 43, Charles B. Aycock 30

PIKEVILLE -- Channing Williams scored 12 points, grabbed six rebounds, logged four steals and dished three assists to lead Eastern Wayne past ECC 3A and county foe Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday night. Junior guard Nyesha Best also factored for...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Middle School Basketball --Wayne Christian denied by Greenfield

Greenfield 53, Wayne Christian 22 Paul Rose scored 17 points for Wayne Christian during Tuesday's setback to Greenfield....

Girls' Basketball --Harrelson's 18 points lead Wayne Christian by Greenfield

Wayne Christian 39, Greenfield 34 Abbi Harrelson scored 18 points on Tuesday night to pace Wayne Christian past Greenfield. Kasey Norris added nine points for the hosts, who moved to 3-4 overall this season and 2-0 in NCISAA Coastal Plains...

Basketball --Coby White, Greenfield turn back Wayne Christian

Greenfield 82, Wayne Christian 69 Prep All-America and UNC commit Coby White had 36 points on Tuesday, leading Greenfield past Wayne Christian. The Knights are now 14-6 overall this season, and 2-0 in NCISAA Coastal Plains matters. WC fell to...

Basketball --Is Goldsboro's Tyzhaun Claude the area's best hooper?

In social media terms, Tyzhaun Claude is trending. One could have easily gathered as much by watching the 6-foot-6 forward last month at the University of Mount Olive, where he controlled any and all manner of play during Goldsboro High's...

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Football --Goldsboro's Bowden attends U.S. Army All-American Combine

Show and prove. Such has been the modus operandi of late for Goldsboro High tailback Xzavior Bowden, who capped a stellar junior campaign on the gridiron with an appearance this week at the highly-regarded U.S. Army All-American combine in San...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

JV Basketball --Goldsboro 49, East Duplin 41

BEULAVILLE -- Khari Anderson scored 25 points to propel Goldsboro to an 8-point victory on Tuesday. Aaron Scott also added 11 points. ...

Girls' Basketball --Rosewood 39, Lakewood 24

NEWTON GROVE -- Braylee Butts scored 15 points on Tuesday night to lead Rosewood (4-9, 3-0) past Carolina 1A  foe Hobbton, 39-24. Ar'Zhane Dozier finished with eight points for RHS, while Riley Jo Myers and Laine Marak tallied six points apiece....

Girls' Basketball --East Duplin 43, Goldsboro 35

BEULAVILLE -- McKayla Roberts scored 12 points for GHS, which fell to 4-7 overall with the loss....

Girls' Basketball --Southern Wayne 54, J.H. Rose 46

DUDLEY -- Samiya Bess scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Southern Wayne turn back visiting J.H. Rose on Tuesday. Erykah Baldwin also played well for the Lady Saints, scoring 8 points. Kiah Murriell finished with...

Basketball --North Duplin 67, Union 63

ROSE HILL -- Luke Britt scored 19 points, Armone Anders added 17 and North Duplin (2-3 overall) outscored Union 44-34 in the final 16 minutes to collect its second Carolina 1A triumph of the season on Tuesday. Ricky Cameron also...

Basketball --Rosewood 83, Lakewood 56

ROSEBORO -- Jonathan Peacock scored a team-high 21 points on Tuesday as visiting Rosewood shellacked Carolina 1A rival Lakewood. Chance Howard contributed 17 points for the Eagles, while Michael Reid also added 15 points. Rosewood now stands 6-6 overall this...

Basketball --Claude shines again as Goldsboro beats East Duplin

BEULAVILLE -- FCA Winter Classic MVP Tyzhaun Claude scored 19 points on Tuesday night to push Goldsboro past East Central 2A foe East Duplin, 70-59. His effort was complemented by Isaiah Wilder, who finished with 14 points. DJ Waters and...

Monday, January 1, 2018

Wrestling --Rosewood blitzes Ayden-Grifton, Princeton at Trim-Match

Red-hot Rosewood made light work of its tri-match with Ayden-Grifton and Carolina 1A foe Princeton last Wednesday, winning both matches in lopsided fashion. Results are as follows: Rosewood (ROSE) 70.00.  Ayden-Grifton (AYGR) 12.00 106: Christian Decatur (ROSE) over Landon Stocks...

Wrestling --C.B. Aycock finishes sixth in Falcon Invitational

PIKEVILLE --  Charles B. Aycock, playing host to 19 area wrestling outfits,  logged a sixth-place finish on Friday at the Falcon Invitational. Western Harnett collected the overall triumph, while Athens Drive finished in second place. Zach Creel (29-6) and junior...

Wrestling --Rosewood dominates Big Horn Duals

HAVELOCK -- Have they any peer? That's certainly a reasonable question regarding the Rosewood Eagles' varsity wrestling troupe, who shellacked the field on Friday and Saturday at the Big Horn Duals at Havelock. Over the two days, RHS went a...

Basketball --James Kenan 80, North Duplin 66

CALYPSO -- Darryl McCaster scored a game-high 24 points on Thursday to pace James Kenan's runaway victory over North Duplin during opening-round play of the Duplin County Christmas Tournament. Armone Anders scored 16 points in defeat for the Rebels, while...

Basketball --East Duplin 73, North Duplin 40

CALYPSO -- Cameron Hall scored 18 points to lead East Duplin past North Duplin on Friday in the Duplin County Christmas Tournament. Armone Anders led the Rebels' effort with 12 points. Ricky Cameron finished with eight points, while Kijah Blow...

Basketball --Rosewood turns back South Creek, 57-44

ROBERSONVILLE -- Senior guard Chance Howard torched the nets for 21 points on Friday as Rosewood rolled by host South Creek. Conner Vernon added 10 points for the Eagles, while Michael Reid and Marquel Vaughn finished with nine points apiece....

Basketball --Parrott Academy 69, WCDS 55

MOUNT OLIVE -- Elon commit Kris Wooten scored 27 points on Saturday to propel Parrott Academy by Wayne Country Day in the fifth-place game of the 2017 FCA Winter Classic. AJ Banker complemented Wooten's play with a double-double -- 14...

Basketball --Goldsboro turns back Coastal Christian, claims FCA title

MOUNT OLIVE -- Senior forward Tyzhuan Claude poured in a game-high 24 points on Saturday night as Goldsboro High overcame a sluggish start to register a 70-65 triumph over Coastal Christian and capture the fifth annual FCA Winter Classic at...