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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Girls' Basketball --Goldsboro 42, Bertie 38

WINDSOR -- Freshman Aleesha Boyette scored 15 points to lead No. 25 seed Goldsboro past No. 8 Bertie, 42-38, on Tuesday. GHS (13-12), which also got 13 points from junior point guard Tziah Kelly, continues its road tour tonight at...

Boys' Basketball --Rosewood 53, Franklin Academy 44

Senior guard Conner Vernon scored 18 points on Tuesday to lead Rosewood High School past Franklin Academy, 53-44, in opening-round play of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A basketball playoffs. Michael Reid and Marquel Vaughn finished with 10 points...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Boys' Basketball --Rosewood 53, Franklin Academy 44

Rosewood improved to 16-7 on Tuesday with an opening-round playoff triumph over Franklin Academy of Wake Forest. The Eagles travel to face No. 7 Granville Central on Thursday....

Boys' Basketball --First Flight 76, Goldsboro 69

Hot-shooting First Flight of Kill Devil Hills turned back host Goldsboro on Tuesday at Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium. GHS finished its season with a 20-5 overall mark....

Girls' Basketball --Eastern Wayne 61, Western Alamance 53

Nyesha Best scored 17 points, dished five assists and grabbed four rebounds on Tuesday to propel Eastern Wayne to a 61-53 victory over Western Alamance during first-round play of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A girls' basketball playoffs. The...

Monday, February 19, 2018

Middle School Girls' Basketball --Norwayne 31, Greenwood 23

FREMONT -- Norwayne capped a perfect season on Feb. 15 by turning back Greenwood, 31-23. Camryn Ryan and Destiny Mason paved the way to victory with nine points apiece, while Bailey Wood scored six points. Mikayla Vernon rounded out the...

Boys' Basketball --WCDS falls to Trinity Christian

FAYETTEVILLE -- Marcus Metcalf and Tracey Whitfield scored 12 points apiece as Wayne Country Day School fell to mighty Trinity Christian, 81-44, on Saturday during quarterfinal-round play of the NCISSA 1A state basketball tournament. The Chargers finished the season with...

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Girls' Basketball --East Duplin 55, Goldsboro 48

BEAULAVILLE -- Junior  Tziah Kelly scored 17 points and Aleesha Boyette finished with 16, but it wasn't enough to propel Goldsboro past East Duplin on Friday in the finals of the East Central 2A girls' basketball tournament. East Duplin (22-2),...

Girls' Basketball --Burlington School 72, Wayne Country Day 36

BURLINGTON -- Lexi Jeffreys finished with 13 points as Wayne Country Day suffered at the hands of the Burlington School on Saturday during the quarterfinals of the NCISSA 1A girls' basketball playoffs. The loss arrived just two days after Jala...

Boys' Basketball --Clinton 67, Spring Creek 41

BEAULAVILLE -- Spring Creek fell to league juggernaut Clinton on Thursday during the East Central 2A boys' basketball tournament. The setback moved SC to 10-13 overall this season....

Boys' Basketball --James Kenan 58, Goldsboro 55

BEAULAVILLE -- Isaiah Wilder scored 16 points as Goldsboro fell to James Kenan during the second round of the East Central 2A boys' basketball tournament on Thursday. GHS now stands 20-4 on the season....

Boys' Basketball --South Central 80, Southern Wayne 55

WINTERVILLE -- Antonio Broadie scored 11 points on Thursday as Southern Wayne absorbed a lopsided defeat to South Central at the ECC 3A/4A boys' basketball tournament. Jakevious McCullen and Jamari Leach each scored eight points for the Saints, who now...

Boys' Basketball --Rosewood captures Carolina 1A tourney

SMITHFIELD --  Senior guard Chance Howard and Michael Reid scored 14 points apiece as Rosewood -- which claimed the Carolina 1A regular-season basketball crown a week ago --  cemented its status as the association's premier outfit this season by throttling...

Prep Basketball --Area teams earn playoff spots

Seven area prep basketball outfits were selected as playoff-worthy troupes by the N.C. High School Athletic Association on Saturday, with Carolina 1A champion Rosewood and Goldsboro High sharing the readership's highest seed. RHS, which won its league tournament on Friday...

Friday, February 16, 2018

Boys' Basketball --Rosewood 59, North Duplin 42

Michael Reid scored 16 points to lead Rosewood past North Duplin, 59-42, on Wednesday. Chance Howard and Jonathan Peacock also factored prominently for the Eagles, scoring 13 points apiece. North Duplin (6-10) was paced by Kijah Blow and Luke Britt,...

Boys' Basketball --Spring Creek 60, East Duplin 37

BEAULAVILLE -- Tyrese Artis scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on Wednesday as Spring Creek demolished East Duplin, 60-37, in opening-round play of the East Central 2A boys' basketball tournament. Senior forward Cameron Jones solidified matters in the paint...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Girls' Basketball --Midway 54, Spring Creek 43

BEAULAVILLE -- Freshman Virginia Edmondson scored a game-high 21 points on Tuesday as Spring Creek fell to Midway in the first round of the East Central 2A girls' basketball tournament. Belinda Carson also played well for the Lady Gators, finishing...

Girls' Basketball --New Bern 37, C.B. Aycock 33

NEW BERN -- Senior Star Bell-Freeman scored 14 points on 4 of 6 shooting to help New Bern slip past Charles B. Aycock on Tuesday during first-round play of the ECC 3A/4A girls' basketball tournament. Cassandra Lassiter and Hannah Vinson...

Boys' Basketball -- North Duplin 74, Hobbton 66

CALYPSO -- Luke Britt scored 24 points as North Duplin pulled away from Hobbton to win its first-round game of the Carolina 1A boys' basketball tournament on Tuesday. DJ Simmons also factored prominently for the Rebels, finishing with 15 points....

Boys' Basketball --Goldsboro 72, Midway 48

BEAULAVILLE -- Tyzhaun Claude scored 19 points to lead Goldsboro High past Midway in opening-round action of the East Central 2A boys' basketball tournament on Tuesday. The victory moved GHS to 20-3 this season....

Boys' Basketball --D.H. Conley 58, C.B. Aycock 48

HOLLYWOOD CROSSROADS -- C.J. Johnson scored 17 points on Tuesday to lead D.H. Conley past C.B. Aycock and into the second round of the ECC 3A/4A boys' basketball tournament. Senior guard Rakilen Butler paced the Golden Falcons with 15 points....

Boys' Basketball --Southern Wayne 77, Eastern Wayne 66

DUDLEY -- Antonio Broadie and Demetric Wright scored 15 points apiece to lead Southern Wayne past county rival Eastern Wayne on Tuesday during opening-round action of the ECC 3A/4A boys' basketball tournament. Wright's effort also included six boards, four assists...

Football --CBA's Russo inks LOI to Brevard

PIKEVILLE --  Charles B. Aycock senior Michael Russo, whose prep football career spanned three varsity seasons and included reps along both lines of scrimmage, signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to continue his gridiron career this fall at...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Girls' Basketball --Rosewood 47, Union 46

Braylee Butts scored 14 points to lead Rosewood past Union in the first round of the Carolina 1A basketball tournament on Monday.   Ar'Zhane Dozier and Koreyonna Bell finished with nine points apiece, while Rylee Joe Myers finished with seven...

Girls' Basketball --Eastern Wayne 60, Southern Wayne 47

Channing Williams scored a game-high 20 points to lead Eastern Wayne past Southern Wayne, 60-47, during opening-round play of the ECC 3A basketball tournament on Tuesday. Ziomara Williams complemented the senior's stellar effort with 15 points and 14 rebounds, while...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Middle School Girls' Basketball --Norwayne 36, Eastern Wayne 20

Laci Best scored 16 points, Camryn Ryan added 12 and Bailey Wood finished with six as Norwayne filed a double-digit triumph over Eastern Wayne on Monday.  Kaliyah Baldwin paced EW with seven points. Norwayne, now 12-0, plays its final game...

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wrestling --Rosewood qualifies eight for Greensboro

 DENTON -- The Rosewood High trio of Christian Decatur, Timothy Decatur and Jordan Todd made light work of any and all opposition on Saturday at the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A East Regional, leading a staggering eight Eagle grapplers...

Wrestling --CBA's Maldonado claims 3A East Regional crown

SHALLOTTE --  Charles B. Aycock's Devin Maldonado endured a tough 113-pound bracket at the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A East Regional wrestling tournament on Saturday, booking a spot in next weekend's state championship in the process. Maldonado, the event's...

Sunday, February 11, 2018

JV Boys' Basketball --Goldsboro 61, Midway 38

Aaron Scott scored 20 points and Jamin Jacobs added 12 as Goldsboro rolled over Midway on Thursday. The Cougars finished their season with a 17-4 overall mark, and went 10-2 in East Central 2A contests....

Girls' Basketball --Wayne Country Day 61, John Paul II 17

Jala Holloman scored 24 points and dished 10 assists, Lexi Jeffreys scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Wayne Country Day dismantled John Paul II for the third time this season on Thursday. The win moved the Lady Chargers...

Girls' Basketball --Midway 68, Goldsboro 62

Junior guard Tziah Kelly scored 27 points and Aleesha Boyette added 11 in Goldsboro's Thursday setback to East Central 2A leader Midway. The loss moved GHS to 10-11 overall this season, and 6-6 in league play. Midway finished the regular...

Girls' Basketball --Friendship Christian 53, Faith Christian 29

Sophomore forward Chloe Mills scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds on Friday as FCA fell to visiting Friendship Christian Academy. Jordan Lawhon scored eight points for the Conquerors, who now stand 7-8 overall this season and 4-4 in NCCSA...

Girls' Basketball --Princeton 36, Rosewood 23

Braylee Butts scored nine points on Friday during Rosewood's regular-season finale versus Princeton. Ar'Zhane Dozier added six points for the Lady Eagles (8-14, 7-5 Carolina 1A), who next face Union on Monday in the first round of the league tournament....

Neuse Charter 59, North Duplin 32

CALYPSO -- Kayla Hamm scored 23 points and Deja Station added 18 as Neuse Charter steamrolled North Duplin on Friday night. Alyssa Santos paced the Rebels with 11 points, while Jamilynn Wallace added nine points. Nykirra Holloway scored seven points....

Girls' Basketball --Wayne Country Day 70, Greenfield 27

Jala Holloman scored a game-high 31 points on Friday to pace Wayne Country Day's blowout of rival Greenfield in the championship game of the CPIC tournament.  Holloman also finished with eight assists and nine steals. Lexi Jeffreys controlled the paint...

Boys' Basketball --Wayne Country Day 83, John Paul II 60

Linwood Grandy and Marcus Metcalf scored 21 points apiece as Wayne Country Day School cruised past John Paul II on Thursday and into the CPIC basketball title game versus Greenfield. Javon Outlaw added 13 points for the Chargers, while freshman...

Boys' Basketball --Goldsboro 96, Midway 47

Keyshorn Smith scored 22 points to pace Goldsboro's blowout victory over Midway on Thursday. Tyzhaun Claude also performed well for the Cougars, scoring 18 points. Altivon Williams tallied 13 points, while point guard De'Quan Pigford finished with 11 points. Goldsboro...

Boys' Basketball --Greenfield 73, Wayne Country Day 59

Senior Cole Atwood scored 16 points on Friday as Wayne Country Day fell short to Greenfield, 73-59, in the CPIC Championship. Linwood Grandy scored 13 points for the Chargers, who now stand 17-11 overall this season. Freshman Jaden Cooper finished...

Boys' Basketball --North Duplin 76, Neuse Charter 67

CALYPSO -- Senior forward Luke Britt scored a team-high 21 points on Friday to lead North Duplin past a game Neuse Charter outfit, 76-67. DJ Simmons scored 17 points for the Rebels, who moved to 6-9 overall and 6-6 in...

Boys' Basketball --Rosewood corrals first Carolina 1A title in two decades

Jonathan Peacock scored 15 points and lead guard Chance Howard added 13 as Rosewood turned back Carolina 1A rival Princeton, 56-43, on Friday for its first regular-season league title since 1997. The Eagles were efficient from the outset, building a...

Soccer --Princeton's Allie Britt inks with Barton College

PRINCETON -- No frills. Such was the case on Thursday at Princeton High School, as senior midfielder Allie Britt confirmed a plan years in the making by signing a national letter of intent to play collegiate soccer this fall at...

Community Spotlight --Eight inducted into Goldsboro High-Dillard HOF on Saturday

The Goldsboro High Touchdown Club ushered in the newest members of the Goldsboro-Dillard Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night, honoring eight former Earthquakes, Cougars and Tigers. Here is a capsulized review of the honorees: Hervy Basil Kornegay Goldsboro High...

Friday, February 9, 2018

Wrestling --CBA qualifies 11 grapplers for regionals

PIKEVILLE -- The C.B. Aycock wrestling outfit, which finished the regular season with a 15-13 overall mark, qualified 11 individuals for regional competition. The action begins today for the following wrestlers at West Brunswick High School:    - Austin Doyle...

JV Girls' Basketball --C.B. Aycock 27, Southern Wayne 16

PIKEVILLE -- Sophomore Jada Spruill scored 11 points on Wednesday to lead C.B. Aycock past Southern Wayne. Shi Speight added eight points for the Golden Falcons, who didn't allow a bucket by the Saints over the final eight minutes. CBA...

JV Boys' Basketball --Southern Wayne 37, C.B. Aycock 32

PIKEVILLE -- Southern Wayne outdistanced ECC neighbor C.B. Aycock on Wednesday night, finishing the season with an overall mark of 4-11. The Golden Falcons concluded their campaign with a 10-12 mark....

Girls' Basketball --Union 54, Rosewood 34

Braylee Butts and Ar'Zhane Dozier each scored 11 points on Wednesday, but Rosewood fell to Carolina 1A foe Union. The loss moved the Lady Eagles to 8-13 overall this season, and 7-4 in league play....

Girls' Basketball --C.B. Aycock 52, Southern Wayne 46

PIKEVILLE -- Cassandra Lassiter scored a game-high 21 points on Wednesday to pace C.B. Aycock past ECC rival Southern Wayne. Sophomore Victoria Patnaude added seven points for the Golden Falcons (4-16, 3-9 ECC 3A), who also got six points from...

Girls' Basketball --Greenfield 46, Wayne Christian 36

WILSON -- Senior Kasey Norris scored 12 points on Thursday in the semifinals of the CPIC basketball tournament, but it wasn't enough to push Wayne Christian past rival Greenfield. Abi Harrelson scored nine points for the Lady Chargers. Ashlee Harrelson...

Girls' Basketball --Eastern Wayne 59, Southern Wayne 45

DUDLEY -- Myesha Best scored 16 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished two assists as Eastern Wayne (17-5, 9-3) capped its regular season on Thursday with a road triumph over ECC 3A and county foe Southern Wayne. Nyesha Best also...

Boys' Basketball --Lakewood 68, North Duplin 59

CALYPSO -- Jaevon Owens scored 21 points on Wednesday to push Lakewood past North Duplin. The Leopards (4-15, 4-7 Carolina 1A) also got 19 points from Jake Perez and 14 from Marquise Moore. North Duplin was paced by senior Luke...

Boys' Basketball --Rosewood 54, Union 38

Marquel Vaughn scored 14 points and Kolby Harris added 12 as Rosewood vanquished Carolina 1A foe Union on Wednesday. The Eagles, which host Princeton tonight, now stand 13-7 on the season, and 9-2 in league play....

Boys' Basketball --C.B. Aycock 69, Southern Wayne 53

PIKEVILLE -- Eli Batts scored 25 points and Rakilen Butler added 15 as Charles B. Aycock turned back ECC 3A and county rival Southern Wayne on Wednesday. Junior guard Jaylan Robinson scored nine points, while Tayquan Hampton added eight points....

Boys' Basketball --Greenfield 77, Wayne Christian 57

WILSON -- Goldsboro native Coby White scored 38 points and grabbed 15 rebounds on Thursday as Greenfield worked past Wayne Christian and into the CPIC basketball title game on Friday. Sophomore Trey Pittman also factored for the Knights, finishing with...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Middle School Girls' Basketball --Greenfield 23, Wayne Christian 15

Lauren Mitchell scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds for Wayne Christian, who fell on Tuesday to CPIC rival Greenfield. Emma Bauer, Haylie Verme, Olive Sutton and Alexus Oakes all scored two points for the Lady Eagles, who finished the...

JV Girls' Basketball -- WCDS 27, Christ Covenant 7

Jakea Brunson scored nine points to pace Wayne Country Day's victory during semifinal-round play of the CPIC Championship on Tuesday. Hayden Nielsen and Nicole Zuccarelli also played well for the Lady Chargers, scoring six points apiece. Wayne Country Day (18-0)...

JV Boys' Basketball --WCDS 54, Wayne Christian 35

Cam Gerrard scored 16 points to lead WCDS past neighbor Wayne Christian on Tuesday during the semifinals of the CPIC basketball tournament. Kevin Baker added eight points for WCDS (9-8). Wayne Christian was paced by Addison Johnson, who finished the...

JV Boys' Basketball --Goldsboro 69, Spring Creek 31

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Dishon Rhodes scored a team-high 12 points to spur Goldsboro past Spring Creek on Tuesday. Jamin Jacobs and Darius Rodgers also played well, scoring 10 points apiece. GHS now stands 16-4 overall, and 5-2 in league play this...

Girls' Basketball --FCA 46, Jacksonville 21

JACKSONVILLE -- Sophomore forward Chloe Mills scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Faith Christian Academy filed a road victory over Jacksonville Christian on Tuesday. Lilly Miller and Connor Taylor scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the Conquerors, who...

Girls' Basketball --Neuse Charter 72, Rosewood 41

Braylee Butts and Ar'Zhane Dozier scored 12 points apiece on Tuesday as Rosewood absorbed a lopsided defeat to Carolina 1A rival Neuse Charter. Rylee Joe Myers added five points for the Lady Eagles, who moved to 8-12 overall and 7-3...

Girls' Basketball --Goldsboro 56, Spring Creek 35

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Tziah Kelly scored a game-high 28 points on Tuesday to lead Goldsboro past Spring Creek. Freshman Virginia Edmondson paced the Lady Gators with 21 points, six steals and three rebounds. Belinda Carson added 12 points for SC, who...

Girls' Basketball --D.H. Conley 71, Southern Wayne 50

HOLLYWOOD CROSSROADS -- Machiah Moore scored 17 points and hauled in 10 rebounds during Southern Wayne's setback on Tuesday versus D.H. Conley. Samiya Bess also performed well, finishing with 16 points and nine boards. Southern Wayne is now 6-12 overall this...

Boys' Basketball --FCA 64, Jacksonville 40

JACKSONVILLE -- Senior guard Spencer Millen's 14 points led Faith Christian Academy to a road victory over Jacksonville Christian Academy on Tuesday. Cooper Voeller also performed ably for the Conquerors, finishing with 12 points on 6 of 11 shooting from the...

Boys' Basketball --Hobbton 57, North Duplin 49

NEWTON GROVE -- North Duplin got 28 points from senior forward Luke Britt on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to topple Carolina 1A foe Hobbton. Ricky Cameron added seven points for the Rebels, who fell to 5-8 overall this season, and...

Boys' Basketball --Rosewood 69, Neuse Charter 48

Marquel Vaughn scored 18 points and Jonathan Peacock finished with 12 as Rosewood registered a runout victory over Carolina 1A foe Neuse Charter on Tuesday. The victory moved RHS to 12-7 overall, and 8-2 in matters of league significance....

Boys' Basketball --Goldsboro 57, Spring Creek 52 (OT)

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Tyzhaun Claude scored 19 points and Jarrod Scott added 15 as Goldsboro held off East Central 2A neighbor Spring Creek on Tuesday in overtime. GHS now stands 18-3 overall this season, and 9-2 in league play.   Spring...

Boys' Basketball --D.H. Conley 66, Southern Wayne 58

HOLLYWOOD CROSSROADS --Sophomore guard Demetric Wright scored 10 points on Tuesday as Southern Wayne fell to ECC 3A rival D.H. Conley. Jakevious McCullen and Jalen Thompson both finished with eight points for the Saints, who fell to 5-16 overall and...

Football -- CBA's Hemmingway inks LOI

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock senior running back Michael Hemmingway, known for his leadership in the huddle and powerful bursts between the tackles, signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to continue his football career this fall at St....

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Middle School Girls' Basketball --Norwayne 37, Greenwood 13

Camryn Ryan scored 16 points and Laci Best added 14 as Norwayne turned back Greenwood in lopsided fashion on Monday. Kiara Nunez paced Greenwood with three points. The victory kept the Cobras (11-0, 6-0) perfect on the season, while Greenwood...

JV Girls' Basketball --South Central 41, C.B. Aycock 30

PIKEVILLE -- Ebony Green scored 13 points for Charles B. Aycock during Tuesday's ECC 3A setback to South Central. Sophomore Jada Spruill also performed well for the Golden Falcons, finishing with nine points. Carleigh Greiman rounded out the CBA scoring...

JV Boys' Basketball --Wilmington Cardinal 48, Goldsboro Heat 39

Ben Daniels scored 12 points during Goldsboro's season-ending loss on Monday to Wilmington. Luke Parks finished with 10 points and nine rebounds on the night, while Hayden Perry tallied eight points and nine rebounds....

JV Boys' Basketball --South Central 44, C.B Aycock 32

PIKEVILLE -- Freshman Trever Reid scored a team-high nine points on Tuesday as C.B. Aycock fell to ECC 3A pillar South Central. Michael Williams finished with eight points for the Golden Falcons, who fell to 10-11 overall and 5-6 in...

Boys' Basketball --Goldsboro Heat 72, Wilmington Cardinal 49

Senior Gavin Portela scored 26 points on 12 of 19 shooting as Goldsboro ran away from Wilmington on Monday at the W.A Foster Center. Portela, who also had four steals and four assists, was joined in the scorebook by Herman...

Boys' Basketball --Spring Creek 60, Midway 56 (OT)

DUNN -- Spring Creek got a balanced effort from the trio of Landon Smothers, Jamerion Dawson and Dominique Morse on Monday to upend East Central 2A rival Midway. Smothers scored 15 points and grabbed four rebounds, while Dawson finished with...

Boys' Basketball --South Central 80, C.B. Aycock 32

PIKEVILLE -- Senior Tayquan Hampton scored 10 points on Tuesday as C.B. Aycock fell to ECC 3A leader South Central, 80-32. Jaylan Robinson chipped in eight points, while Amir Fuller, Rakilen Butler and Eli Batts finished with four points apiece....

Girls' Basketball --Midway 82, Spring Creek 29

DUNN -- Freshman guard Virginia Edmondson scored 13 points, grabbed two rebounds and recorded three steals in Monday's setback to East Central 2A foe Midway. Belinda Carson added seven points, six rebounds, two steals and a block for the Lady...

Girls' Basketball --South Central 54, C.B. Aycock 35

PIKEVILLE -- Ninevah Reddick scored a game-high 18 points on Tuesday to lead South Central to a double-digit triumph over Charles B. Aycock. Kinnedy Lawrence also played well for the Falcons (20-2, 11-0 ECC 3A), finishing with 11 points. Cassandra...

Girls' Basketball --Eastern Wayne 68, J.H. Rose 48

Nyesha Best scored 21 points on Tuesday as Eastern Wayne rolled J.H. Rose, 68-48, on senior night. Channing Williams also factored for the Lady Dubs, scoring 16 points and snaring three rebounds. Myesha Best tallied 11 points, while Brianna Autman...

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Middle School Girls' Basketball --Norwayne 42, Brogden 10

FREMONT -- Laci Best led all scorers with 16 points on Wednesday as Norwayne ran away from Brogden. Camryn Ryan and Malaysia Johnson each scored six points apiece for the Cobras, who moved to 9-0 on the season with the...

Middle School Girls' Basketball --Grantham 32, Dillard 26

D'Mia Wright scored a game-high 15 points as Grantham turned back Dillard on Thursday. Lacy Capri also performed well for the victors, finishing with seven points. Katie Toler and Karly Denning contributed four points apiece. Precious Williams paced the Dillard...

Middle School Girls' Basketball --Christ Covenant 35, Wayne Christian 18

WINTERVILLE -- Bri Verme posted a double-double -- 12 points and 10 rebounds -- on Thursday during Wayne Christian's lopsided setback to Christ Covenant. Emma Bauer scored two points and grabbed five rebounds for the Lady Eagles, who fell to...

Middle School Boys' Basketball --Christ Covenant 58, Wayne Christian 9

WINTERVILLE -- Thomas Bouknight scored four points on Thursday as Wayne Christian fell to CPIC foe Christ Covenant....

Middle School Boys' Basketball --Greenfield 55, WCDS 35

Berkley Woodard scored eight points on Friday during Wayne Country Day's loss to Greenfield. Trey Barnes added seven points for the Chargers, who fell to 3-10 (1-5 CPIC) on the season....

JV Girls' Basketball --WCDS 34, Greenfield 23

Jakea Brunson scored 18 points and Hayden Nielsen added 10 as Wayne Country Day bested Greenfield to finish with an unbeaten record for the third consecutive season. Also repeating as league champions, the Lady Chargers next see the floor on...

JV GIrls' Basketball --CBA 31, Southern Wayne 16

DUDLEY -- Ebony Green scored 11 points and Jada Spruill added 10 as C.B. Aycock won a lopsided contest on Friday versus Southern Wayne. Jenna Oliver and Carleigh Greiman tallied six and four points, respectively, for the Golden Falcons, who...

JV Boys' Basketball --WCDS 60, Greenfield 51

Cam Gerrard scored a game-high 31 points as WCDS edged rival Greenfield on Friday. Dylan Brown added 12 points for the Chargers, who finished the regular season with an 8-8 (5-1 CPIC) record. WCDS next sees the floor on Tuesday...

JV Boys' Basketball --Wallace-Rose Hill 53, Goldsboro 51

TEACHEY -- Aaron Scott scored 15 points and Darius Rodgers finished with 14 points, but it wasn't enough to propel Goldsboro to a road triumph on Friday versus Wallace-Rose Hill. The setback moved GHS to 15-4 overall this season, and...

JV Boys' Basketball --Southern Wayne 45, CBA 21

DUDLEY -- CBA Freshman Trever Reid finished with six points during Friday's loss to country rival Southern Wayne. Kaden Jones added five points for the Golden Falcons, who fell to 10-10 overall and 5-5 in ECC 3A play with the...

Girls' Basketball --Eastern Wayne 55, D.H. Conley 45

HOLLYWOOD CROSSROADS -- Nyesha Best scored 21 points and dished six assists on Wednesday at Eastern Wayne spilled ECC 3A foe D.H. Conley. The victory moved the Lady Dubs to 15-5 overall this season, and 7-3 in league play. Myesha...

Girls' Basketball --Wayne Christian 56, John Paul II 25

GREENVILLE -- Bri Verme scored a game-high 18 points on Friday to lead Wayne Christian to a runout triumph over John Paul II. Sophomore guard Abi Harrelson complemented Verme's effort with 14 points, while Kasey Norris finished with 12 points....

Girls' Basketball --WCDS 70, Greenfield 23

Jala Holloman scored 32 points and dished eight assists as Wayne Country Day shellacked CPIC rival Greenfield on Friday. Senior Lillian Freeman also played well for the Lady Chargers, finishing with 15 points. Langley Barnes contributed 10 assists. "Jala passed...

Girls' Basketball --Clinton 56, Spring Creek 45

CLINTON -- Virginia Edmondson scored 23 points, grabbed five rebounds and registered three steals, but it wasn't enough to propel Spring Creek past host Clinton High on Friday. Sophomore forward Belinda Carson also played well for the Lady Gators, providing...

Girls' Basketball --Goldsboro 50, Wallace-Rose Hill 45

TEACHEY -- Junior guard Tziah Kelly scored 23 points on Friday as Goldsboro turned back Wallace-Rose Hill. Victoria Royal added 16 points for GHS, which moved to 9-10 overall and 5-5 in East Central 2A matters. Goldsboro travels to face...

Girls' Basketball --Southern Wayne 53, CBA 30

DUDLEY -- Samiya Bess scored a game-high 22 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and swatted three shots as Southern Wayne turned back ECC 3A and county foe Charles B. Aycock on Friday night in runaway fashion. Ty'lisha May also played well...

Boys' Basketball --Greenfield 90, WCDS 75

Greenfield School got a 50-point outburst from Goldsboro native and University of North Carolina commit Coby White on Friday to outdistance Wayne Country Day. The host Chargers were paced offensively by Marcus Metcalf, who scored 22 points and dished six...

Boys' Basketball --Princeton 63, North Duplin 52

CALYPSO -- Ryan Woodard scored 18 points to lead Princeton to a Carolina 1A road victory over rival North Duplin on Friday. Larmar Wilkins added 14 points for PHS, which captured its sixth consecutive victory. North Duplin was paced by...

Boys' Basketball --Clinton 79, Spring Creek 50

CLINTON -- Spring Creek got 20 points and five rebounds from junior point guard Landon Smothers, but fell on the road to East Central 2A leader Clinton High on Friday. Jamerion Dawson scored 14 points and grabbed three rebounds for...

Boys' Basketball --Goldsboro 66, Wallace-Rose Hill 61

TEACHEY -- Tyzhaun Claude scored 16 points on Friday to lead Goldsboro to a road triumph over Wallace-Rose Hill. Jarrod Scott complemented Claude's play with 16 points, while Isaiah Wilder finished with 15 points. GHS (17-3, 8-2 ECC) travels to...

Boys' Basketball --Southern Wayne 84, CBA 66

DUDLEY -- Sophomore Demetric Wright posted a double-double (15 points, 12 rebounds) on Friday to lead Southern Wayne to an 84-66 triumph over ECC 3A rival Charles B. Aycock. Shawntwon Leach also tendered a double-double, finishing with 14 points and...

Wrestling --Rosewood captures 1A Dual Team Title

In a pinned tweet dated January 11, 2018, Reid Amodeo posted a visual reminder spelling out the remarkably thin margin which separated Rosewood High from the 2017 N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A dual team wrestling title. Underneath the match's...

Friday, February 2, 2018

Girls' Basketball --Wayne Christian 61, Christ Covenant 10

WINTERVILLE -- Abi Harrelson scored a game-high 22 points as Wayne Christian ran past Christ Covenant on Thursday. Bri Verme and Madison Wells also played well for the Lady Eagles, scoring 10 points apiece. Wayne Christian now stands 9-6 overall...

Girls's Basketball --Princeton 39, Rosewood 33

PRINCETON -- Braylee Butts and Koreyonna Bell scored eight points apiece during Rosewood's setback on Thursday to Carolina 1A rival Princeton. Ar'Zhane Dozier finished with six points for RHS, which fell to 8-11 overall, and 7-2 in league play. The...

Wrestling --Rosewood advances to dual team state final

As the official clock sped toward the designated start time of Thursday night's N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A east regional dual team wrestling final, Rosewood High head coach Bill Edmundson -- whose team had just dispatched Edenton Holmes in...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Middle School Boys' Basketball -- CCS60, WCDS 18

Trey Barnes scored seven points in Wayne Country Day's loss on Wednesday to Community Christian School. The Chargers now stand 3-9 overall this season, and 1-4 in CPIC play....

Girls' JV Basketball -- Eastern Wayne 25, C.B. Aycock 19

Eastern Wayne (5-2, 3-0 ECC 3A)  shook off a sluggish start to post a league triumph over neighboring Charles B. Aycock on Tuesday. The Warriors, who scored just six points in the first half, exploded for 19 points over the...

Girls' JV Basketball -- WCDS 27, CCS 22

Nicole Zuccarelli registered a team-high 14 points on Wednesday as Wayne Country Day held off Community Christian School. Now 15-0 and 5-0 in CPIC matters, the Lady Chargers host Greenfield on Friday....

Boys' JV Basketball -- Eastern Wayne 40, C.B. Aycock 29

Freshman Trever Reid scored a team-high 12 points on Tuesday as C.B. Aycock fell on the road to Eastern Wayne. Omarreyon Johnson finished with six points for CBA, which fell to 10-9 overall this season and 5-4 in league play....

Boys' JV Basketball -- WCDS 48, Christ Covenant 38

Cam Gerrard scored 13 points and Tanner Willman tallied 12 points as Wayne Country Day filed a double-digit triumph over Christ Covenant on Wednesday. WCDS (6-9, 4-1 CPIC) plays host to rival Greenfield on Friday. ...

Girls' Basketball -- J.H. Rose 48, Southern Wayne 38

GREENVILLE -- Ty'Lisha May scored nine points on Tuesday as Southern Wayne fell on the road to ECC 3A rival J.H. Rose.   The loss moved the Lady Saints to 5-11 overall this season, and 2-6 in league matters....

Girls' Basketball -- Eastern Wayne 50, C.B. Aycock 41

Junior guard Nyesha Best continued her solid play of late, scoring a game-high 16 points to lead Eastern Wayne by ECC 3A and county foe C.B. Aycock on Tuesday. The victory moved Eastern Wayne to 14-5 overall this season, and...

Boys' Basketball -- Clinton 74, Goldsboro 46

Junior forward Isaiah Wilder scored 15 points on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to propel host Goldsboro past East Central 2A powerhouse Clinton High. Tyzhaun Claude added 13 points for the Cougars, who fell to 16-3 overall and 7-2 in...

Boys' Basketball -- J.H. Rose 98, Southern Wayne 75

GREENVILLE -- Creighton Lebo exploded for 37 points on Tuesday, leading J.H. Rose to a lopsided ECC 3A victory over Southern Wayne. The sophomore was effective throughout, shooting 12 of 16 from the floor, dishing six assists and grabbing five...

Boys' Basketball -- Eastern Wayne 63, C.B. Aycock 62

Sophomore guard Wesley Case scored a game-high 19 points on Tuesday to lead Eastern Wayne past ECC 3A and county rival C.B. Aycock. The triumph moved the Warriors to 8-12 overall this season, and 4-5 in matters of league significance....

Wrestling -- C.B. Aycock falls to Union-Pines

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock suffered a 57-21 loss to Union-Pines on Tuesday in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A state wrestling championship. The Golden Falcons concluded their dual-team season with an overall mark of...

Wrestling -- Rosewood cruises to third round playoff appearance

DENTON -- Rosewood High took its first step in pursuit of another N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A wrestling dual-team state title on Tuesday, defeating Neuse Charter, 68-12, to establish a third-round clash tonight with Edenton Holmes. The effort, a...