Wayne County athletics directors are scratching their heads after the N.C. High School Athletic Association sent a memo about football practice and health and safety to its member schools in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
RALEIGH (AP) — The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of September 18, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers:
CALYPSO — After North Duplin lost 14 starters and 90 percent of the team’s offense to graduation this past June, it would have been easy to assume that the Rebels may not be able to follow up last year’s amazing 14-1 season that ended with a loss to Cherokee in the state finals.
Push through and play with confidence was the outside perspective given by first-year Wayne Christian head volleyball coach Jessica Rowe on Tuesday afternoon.
With the rain coming down Wayne Christian was unable withstand a barrage of goals from Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference rival Friendship Christian in the first half.
CHAPEL HILL — The N.C. High School Athletic Association stated in an email Tuesday morning that it is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence, currently a life-threatening Category 4 storm which is expected to arrive either late Thursday evening or early Friday morning.
MOUNT OLIVE — Ania Keene and Cyerra Carter cranked out 10 kills apiece as the University of Mount Olive defeated in-state women’s volleyball rival UNC Pembroke 25-20, 25-23, 26-24 at Kornegay Arena on Tuesday afternoon.
Volleyball: Spring Creek d. Dillard 25-8, 25-7, 25-6 — Madison Broughton and Peyton Sullivan emerged as the leaders in the Gators' season-opening win.
DUDLEY — Savannah Strickland shot a nine-hole round of 46 to lead Charles B. Aycock to a third-place finish during an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference meet contested at Southern Wayne Country Club.
It was business as usual for fall sports teams on Monday. Consider the rest of the week a wipeout.
PIKEVILLE — Sophomore Abbey Thomas and junior Victoria Patnaude morphed into beast mode at the net during Charles B. Aycock's 25-23, 25-17, 25-21 conquest of Hunt on Monday afternoon.
Hunt d. C.B. Aycock — Freshman Aloura Stanton logged a team-high 12 digs in the Golden Falcons' non-conference loss to Hunt on Monday afternoon. Freshman Emily Feddersen added seven digs, while freshman Bailey Wood had six digs. Woods also dished out a team-best eight assists.
Teammates Connor Bauer and Avery Best crossed the finish line first and second, respectively, and Wayne Country Day emerged as the top team in its Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference opener Monday afternoon.
The third-seeded tandem of Autumn Heath-Joey Martin grabbed Rosewood's lone point in an 8-1, non-conference loss to perennial powerhouse Franklin Academy on Monday afternoon.
SEVEN SPRINGS — Abigail Lanier recorded 10 assists and five aces in the second set of Southern Wayne's 25-14, 25-11, 25-20 triumph over county rival Spring Creek on Monday evening.
WARSAW — Goldsboro continued its best start in program history with a 25-7, 25-10, 25-14 romp over East Central 2-A foe James Kenan inside Harmon Gym on Monday evening.
FAYETTEVILLE — Katie Smith flirted with a double-double as Wayne Country Day cranked out a 25-11, 25-11, 25-8 non-conference win over Fayetteville Academy on Monday evening.
Huddle up! Area athletics directors have been keeping a close eye on Hurricane Florence, which gained considerable strength as it churned through warmer ocean water Sunday afternoon.
Devon Ford Sr., a member of the Goldsboro High Class of 1973, recently retired from the Affton School District in St. Louis County, Missouri, after teaching health and physical education and coaching from 1990-2018. Ford received a plaque from coach Tim Hall (right) to commemorate his 36 yea…
MOUNT OLIVE — Kaylee Larson collected the golden goal in the 98th minute as University of Mount Olive turned back Conference Carolinas women’s soccer rival Converse (SC) 2-1 in overtime at Amon Field.
Greene Central 48, Eastern Wayne 6 — Jayden Lewis provided the Warriors' lone touchdown — a 75-yard kickoff return. Eastern Wayne lost four fumbles and had two interceptions.
Wayne Country Day 9, Freedom Christian 0 — Max Young torched the Patriots' defense for a season-high five goals on Friday afternoon. Berkley Woodard added two goals, while Thomas Gurley and Josiah Benton provided one goal apiece. Gurley passed out a season-high five assists. Andrew Crawford …