Eastern Wayne gets first win

Prep girls’ soccer

Eastern Wayne 1, North Lenior 0

The Warriors earned their first win of the season by beating North Lenoir. Carolina Smith scored the game winning goal, while Amina Becirovic had the assist.

“You can put players anywhere but Sweeper is a position that needs to have a strategic, fast, and physical player. Jakiya played sweeper today and did a phenomenal job. She replaced Amina Becirovic so that our midfield could be stronger with Amina in it. Jakiya was very vocal for our back half and was very physical with the ball. For once, our keeper did not have to save ball after ball after ball because Jakiya was able to sweep up the trash,” Eastern Wayne head coach Anna Hajjar said. “Caroline Smith got her first goal today. It was a nice low shot in the right corner. She will get more goals the more she shoots and plays. It was nice to have our midfielder, Amina, back in the center. For the longest time I felt like she had be in the back because she has a big kick and has a loud voice. Luckily Jakiya played so well she allowed our midfield to get stronger.”

Southern Wayne 4, Eastern Wayne 2 (Tuesday)

Jocelyn Lopez scored two goals, but the Warriors dropped a game against Southern Wayne.

Prep baseall

Eastern Wayne 6, Southern Wayne 3

Eastern Wayne a Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A conference matchup against rival Southern Wayne 6-3. Andrew Fricks was 2-3 from the plate with a double and two RBIs. Fricks also pitched five and two-third innings, tossing seven strikeouts. Ryan Sullivan finished the game going 1-3 with two RBIs. Sullivan also ptiched one inning and threw two strikeouts, while Colby Miller was 1-3 with two RBIs.

Spring Creek 4, Clinton 2

The Gators got their second win of the season with a win against Clinton. Jordan Ammon ptiched a complete game, threw eight strikeouts and tossed one walk. Andrew Crumpler led the Gators’ offense by scoring a run, and going 1-2 from the plate with a triple and two RBIs. David Williams scored two runs and went 1-2 with a single. Cole Honeycutt scored a run, while Campbell Cunningham hit a single.

Prep boys’ tennis

The Chargers remained undefeated on the tennis court with a 9-0 win against Ridgecroft. In the number one singles match, Sam Dively beat Drew Davis 6-0, 6-0. Charlie Dees take care business against Trenton Barnett 6-1, 6-0. Michael Geer toppled Jacob Branch 6-0, 6-4 (7-4). Max Young rolled past Shelton Batts 6-0. 6-2. In the number five singles match, Cam Gerrard beat Fletcher Pierce, and in the final singles match, Nick Covert defeated Justin Peterson 6-3, 6-1. In doubles play, Dively and Dees were victorious against Drew Davis and Jacob Branch 8-1. Alec Fritzinger and Young beat Barnett and Peterson 8-1. In the third doubles match, Peter Ye and Will Rose won against Batts and Pierce 8-3. Wayne Country Day next plays Fayetteville Academy today.

Prep baseball

Southern Wayne 13, Spring Creek 3

Hunter Strickland was 1-2 from the plate with three RBI as Southern Wayne toppled Spring Creek 13-3 in a nonconference matchup. Luke Davis got the win on the mound. He pitched four innings and tossed three strikeouts, while Ryan Hare pitched one inning, gave three runs and threw one strikeout. Josh Wall went 1-3 from the plate with a double and two RBIs. Matthew Kornegay, Cooper Bryan, Drew Cox, and Wyatt Hattsell each had one RBI. Campbell Cunningham and Cole Honeycutt led Spring Creek, both had one RBI, while Will Ervin threw two strikeouts.

ECC All-Conference

Congratulations to following Wayne County athletes who were named East Carolina Conference All-Conference.

Girls’ basketball: Nyesha Best (Eastern Wayne); Myesha Best (Eastern Wayne); Ziomara Williams (Eastern Wayne); Samiya Bess (Southern Wayne); Ty’Lisha Maye (Southern Wayne); Abbey Thomas (C.B. Aycock). Honorable mention: Erykah Baldwin (Southern Wayne)

Boys’ basketball: Jamari Leach (Southern Wayne); Demetric Wright (Southern Wayne); Mikhail Pocknett (Southern Wayne); Charles Walker (C.B. Aycock); Alijuan Moore (C.B. Aycock); Wesley Case (Eastern Wayne); Kristopher Clark (Eastern Wayne). Honorable mention: Tyrie Artis (C.B. Aycock); Josh Godding (C.B. Aycock); Marcus Rouse (Eastern Wayne); Rudy Spears (Eastern Wayne).

Cheerleading: Hannah Spier (C.B. Aycock); Zhoie Wallace (C.B. Aycock); Mackenzie Jones (C.B. Aycock); Lindsey Weavil (C.B. Aycock); Kiara Kornegay (Southern Wayne); Aaliesha Kenon (Southern Wayne); Ariyonna Core (Southern Wayne); Mia McCabe (Southern Wayne); Ahnesti Jones (Eastern Wayne); Samiya Blount (Eastern Wayne). Wrestling: Canon Barrett (C.B. Aycock); Kevin Dickenson (C.B. Aycock); Alex Soroka (C.B. Aycock); Tyler Hughes (C.B. Aycock); Austin Espinoza (Southern Wayne); Turner Bass (C.B. Aycock); Torrence Franklin (C.B. Aycock). Coaches of th year: Kenesha Simmons (Southern Wayne); Kirsten Thomas (C.B. Aycock).

Boys’ indoor track: Jose Velazquez (Southern Wayne); Simeon Wilder (Southern Wayne); Chrisopher Blue (Southern Wayne); Edwin Perez (Southern Wayne); Tashawn Phillips (Eastern Wayne); Issac Crossland (Eastern Wayne); Davis Carroll (C.B. Aycock); Keontal Taylor (C.B. Aycock); Todd Gardner (C.B. Aycock); Chance Hobday (C.B. Aycock); Darrius Jackson (Southern Wayne); Allan Bradshaw (Southern Wayne); Malik Thomas (Southern Wayne); Xavious Speight (Southern Wayne). Athlete of the year: Quadrez Lassiter (Eastern Wayne). Coach of the year: Leander Oates (Eastern Wayne).

Girls’ indoor track: Kianna Haywood (Eastern Wayne); Destany Fuller (Eastern Wayne); Denijah Hooker (Eastern Wayne); Lucretia Boykin (Eastern Wayne); Zanaria Evans (Eastern Wayne); Amaya McLamb (Eastern Wayne); Colleen Christie (Eastern Wayne); Alexus Elliot (Southern Wayne).