Goldsboro pounces on Spring Creek

Josh Hartsfield continued his strong season on the mound by leading Goldsboro past Spring Creek. Hartsfield tossed eight strikeouts in six innings of work. Brody Morton, Peyton Wilkins, and Hartsfield each had two hits. Lexton Lewis and Natorian Nobles both had one hit. Nobles also picked up save with an inning of relief and threw two strikeouts. Goldsboro is now 5-5 on the season, while Spring Creek drops to 2-8. Goldsboro hosts Wayne Christian, while Spring Creek hosts Rosewood. Both games are on Monday.

More prep baseball

Wayne Country Day 11, Fayetteville Academy 10

Wayne Country Day won a thriller against Fayetteville Academy 11-10. Going into the third inning, the Chargers were down 5-2. Wayne Country scored one in the third, one in the fourth to make it a 5-4 game, but Fayetteville scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to pull ahead 7-4. The Chargers responded by scoring two runs in the top of the fifth. After scoring a run in the sixth inning, Fayetteville was up 8-6. Wayne Country went on score three runs in the top of the seventh and two runs in the eighth and held on to win 11-10. The two teams combined for 25 hits. Freshman Preston Barnes went 2-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead the Chargers. Bryan Harrison was 1-4 with two RBIs, while eight grader Trey Barnes was 2-5 with an RBI. Caleb Brewer finished the game 3-4 with an RBI and a triple, and Cairns Edmondson hit a double. D.J. Drew went 3-5 with an RBI.

Midway 10, Rosewood 7 (Wednesday)

Rosewood had its six-game win streak snapped against Midway. Conner Casey led the Eagles offense going 2-4 from the plate with a double and two RBIs. Jonah Clark went 2-4 with an RBI., while Logan Merritt finished 3-4 with an RBI. Logan Price was 2-3 from the plate with a double.

Prep track and field

On Wednesday afternoon, Charles B. Aycock High School competed in a 3A/4A ECC Conference Track meet hosted by New Bern High School. The following schools competed with the respective placements in the women’s division: Eastern Wayne — first; New Bern — second; Southern Wayne — third; C.B. Aycock — fourth. The Lady Golden Falcons made the following accomplishments: In the 4x400 Relay C.B. Aycock placed second with the following members: Shi’tricia Speight, Kayla West, Audrey Dail, and Taylor Nevin-Burke; Audrey Dail placed first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 55.69 seconds. She also placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles; Adrian Floars placed third in the discus event with a throw of 73ft three inches.; Kayla West placed third in the 800 meters run with a time of 3:17. Kayla also placed fifth in the 1600 meter run; Taylor Nevin-Burke placed third in the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 7:30. She also placed fifth in the 800-meter run.

The C.B. Aycock place second behind Southern Wayne. The Golden Falcons made the following accomplishments: The C.B. Aycock 4x8, 4x2, and 4x1 relay teams all took first place; Chance Hobday took first in the 1600 and the 3200 meters; Micheal Slocumb took second in the 400 meters; Todd Gardner took second in the 800 meters. Tory Deleon took second in the discus; Alijuan Moore took third in the 100 meters; Todd Gardner third in the 1600 meters; Vincent Bonafede took third in the 3200 meters; Jaylan Robinson third in the long jump.

The county track meet takes place on Monday at Eastern Wayne High School. It starts at 2 p.m.

Prep wrestling

Congratulations to Christian Decatur, Timothy Decatur and Jordan Todd who were named the first HighSchoolOT.com All-East wrestling team. As a team Rosewood was the 1-A dual-team runner-up, while Christian Decatur, Timothy Decatur and Todd all won invidual state championships. Christian Decatur finished the season with a 55-0 record, while Todd went 39-1. Timothy Decatur was 57-1 and became the NCHSAA all-time career wins record holder.

Prep boys’ golf

Wayne Christian finished third in a five-team match at Lane Tree Country Club on Thursday. The Eagles hosted Lee Christian, Friendship Christian, Rocky Mount Academy, Faith Christian (Rocky Mount). Lee Christian and Rocky Mount tied for first place with a score of 129. The Eagles shot 151, Faith Christian placed fourth with 156, and Friendship shot 174. For Wayne Christian Darden Bynum shot a 44, Blake Easom shot a 49, while Adam Grady had a score of 58. Emmanuel Newsome, Jason Mirus, Jacob Kirby, and Dailyn Lilly also participated for Wayne Christian.

Prep boys’ tennis

New Bern 7, Eastern Wayne 2

Dylan March emerged victorious in singles and doubles play during Eastern Wayne’s 7-2, loss to New Bern on Thursday afternoon.

March, the No. 1 seed, handed the Bears’ Max Bernthal a 6-4, 6-0 defeat, but New Bern won all the other singles matches. March and Tyler de la Motte won their doubles match 8-1, but New Bern won the final two doubles matches.

Eastern Wayne (1-6) returns to action Tuesday against South Central. First serve is at 4 p.m.

College basketball

MOUNT OLIVE — Felecity Havens from the University of Mount Olive women’s basketball team capped off the 2018-19 season with a pair of post-season All-American honors from both the D2CCA and WBCA organizations.

For the second time in her career, Havens has earned third-team All-American honors from the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) and added honorable mention honors from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

Havens is a two-time 1st-team D2CCA All-Region honoree and was named the Conference Carolinas Player of the Year for back-to-back seasons. She is a two-time USBWA National Player of the Week (Dec. 4, 2018, & Feb. 4, 2018), three-time 1st-Team All-Conference honoree, and has garnered nearly a dozen Conference Player of the Week honors in her career.

Havens set the program record for points scored in a game by an individual (49 at Francis Marion 11-27-18), points scored in a career (2080) & was first woman in UMO history to hit and surpass 2,000 career-points. She sat in the top-10 in the National statistical rankings in scoring all season long. Havens was named USBWA National Player of the Week (Dec. 4, 2018, & Feb. 4, 2018) twice in her career, and garnered First-Team All-Conference honors in her last three seasons.

During the 2018-19 season alone, she recorded twenty-one, 20 plus point games, including 10 games over 30 plus and two 40 plus point games, with eight double-doubles.