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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Davis, Miller shine at Wayne County All-Star Classic

By ALLENETZLER aetzler@newsargus.com Everybody in attendance knew about Joel Davis before Friday night. Not everyone was as familiar with Victor Miller. If they weren't, they are now. Miller, the Wayne Country Day guard, nearly stole the show in the first...

Miller takes home 3-point title

By ALLENETZLER aetzler@newsargus.com Joel Davis knew it was over once he was asked the question. His teammate Victor Miller needed someone to feed him passes in the three-point contest. "Once he asked me to pass for him I knew he...

Micah Smith wins dunk contest

Micah Smith had nothing planned. So he asked to go last. But the dunks he came up with on the fly were impressive enough to become the first winner of the Wayne County All-Star Classic dunk contest on Friday...

Aycock headed to final four

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Fike had Charles B. Aycock on the ropes in the top of the fifth inning Friday evening. One out. Bases loaded. Golden Falcons head coach Charles Davis slowly walked to the mound, called catcher...

George Altman's return home brings back memories

George Altman remembers a different Wayne County. Things have changed quite a bit since Altman, now 82, grew up on the north end of the city. As a 10-year-old, he spent his days picking cotton and tobacco fields to make...

North Duplin falls to W. Columbus

From staff reports CERRO GORDO -- It came down to the last at-bat. West Columbus plated two seventh-inning runs and turned back 23rd-seeded North Duplin, 10-9, during their eastern semifinal-round contest in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A baseball...

Gore shuts down Spring Creek

From staff reports WHITEVILLE -- McKenzie Gore was as good as advertised. The left-handed sophomore struck out the first seven batters he faced and 14 overall as top-seeded Whiteville upended Spring Creek, 4-1, in round four of the N.C. High...

North Dupline softball edges Perquimans

From staff reports HERTFORD -- A nearly four-decade wait is over. North Duplin is playing for an eastern regional championship in softball. Rylee Pate yielded two hits, walked two and retired 14 Perquimans batters on strikeouts during a 1-0, fourth-round...

Friday, May 22, 2015

Wayne County All-Star Classic roster

Home team Coach Brent Holland Joel Davis - forward - Wayne Country Day Rasheen Artis - guard - Goldsboro Dennis Mitchell - forward - Rosewood Blake Poland - guard - Eastern Wayne Gary Williams - guard - Spring Creek Montrell...

Roberts organizes inaugural Wayne County All-Star Classic

aetzler@newsargus.com After a season-ending playoff loss to Jacksonville, Eastern Wayne boys basketball coach Chris Roberts knew he had to get started on fundraising for next year. After a few conversations with people in the community, the idea for an all-star...

MVPs announced at annual Wayne Christian spring sports ceremony

Wayne Christian athletics director Roger Longwell announced Wednesday evening that the Eagles will field an eight-man junior varsity football team next season. Prospective players in grades six through nine are eligible. Longwell said he hopes that Wayne Christian can...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

More than 80 golfers helped celebrate Walnut Creek Country Club's 50th anniversary on Thursday. The day-long event included players from Carolina Trace, River Landing and Taberna. WCCC had 15 participants. Hiromi Sueki won second gross in first flight competition....

NCHSAA playoffs: East semifinal-round capsules

Wilson Fike (17-7) at C.B. Aycock (20-4) The Golden Falcons are the highest-seeded team remaining in the eastern half of the 3-A bracket after their 3-2 upset of 2014 state champ Topsail on Wednesday evening. Aycock could be without starting...

Goldsboro's Altman returns home

cellis@newsargus.com A large crowd packed the room at Wayne County Public Library to celebrate the return of a local legend this week. Goldsboro native George Altman participated in a public forum discussing a wide variety of subjects ranging from his...

ECU baseball 2 wins away from AQ to NCAA tournament

ECU Media Relations CLEARWATER, Fla. -- East Carolina earned an "off" day in the second annual American Athletic Conference baseball tournament with a 3-1 victory over Tulane on Thursday evening. The second-seeded Pirates (38-20 overall) face either Tulane or UConn...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lejeune spoils Spring Creek's best soccer season in OT

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Life, oftentimes, is more like a Greek tragedy than the Disney fairy tales we sometimes dream about. Sometimes the bad guy wins. Sometimes your best isn't quite good enough and real life gets in the way. Real...

Three Goldsboro football players sign

It's been a busy spring for Goldsboro High School's football program. Aside from beginning spring practice for the first time under first-year head coach Bennett Johnson, three seniors from the 2014 team committed to playing at the next level over...

Matthews' 6th-inning single lifts Aycock past defending 3A state champ Topsail

HAMPSTEAD -- Hank Smitherman laid motionless down the first-base line as Charles B. Aycock assistant coach Jon Horton stabilized his head. Senior captain Bobby Hampton called the team together for a huddle. Each player removed his cap, took a knee...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tanner sisters, Crooks, Davis cop top awards during WCDS spring sports ceremony

Sisters Margaret and Crawford Tanner, Sarah Crooks and Joel Davis received the school's top accolades during the spring sports ceremony held in the Wayne Country Day gym Monday evening. Margaret earned the Sam Patrick Award (Life-time Athlete). The senior,...

Rouse tosses 3-hitter, Gators advance to east 1A semifinals

DURHAM -- Spring Creek's Will Rouse surrendered a first-inning home run, but shut down Voyager Academy the rest of the way during a 4-1 win in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A baseball...

Walnut Creek Ladies golf news

Hiromi Sueki collected low gross during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Betty Holloway, Mary Morris and Evelyn Rose finished in a three-way tie for low net. Linda Cannon secured low putts....

Lane Tree Ladies golf news

Linda Hilburn carded a sizzling, record-setting 57 and claimed game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Mary Ann Sutton won low net. Linda Watson seized low putts....

North Lenoir's season ends with loss to South Granville

La GRANGE -- South Granville scored four runs in the fifth inning and beat North Lenoir 4-1 in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-A state playoffs on Tuesday. Chad Ginn endured the loss for the...

North Duplin blanks Granville Central in 1A softball playoffs

STEM -- Rylee Pate dominated in the circle and at the plate as North Duplin cruised past Granville Central 11-0 in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A state playoffs. The game was called after five...

Boxscore: North Duplin-Rosewood baseball

North Duplin 000 302 0 -- 5 5 1 Rosewood 100 100 0 -- 2 8 4 Leading hitters: North Duplin -- Bryce Best 2-4; Trey Pate 1-3, 2B; Boone McNeill 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI. Rosewood -- Boone Moody 1-4,...

Rebels' Pate has 145-pitch outing in third-round victory

rcoggins@newsargus.com North Duplin head coach Chuck Crumpler rubbed the game ball as he talked with his team in the post-game huddle. Then Crumpler called one -- Trey Pate. He tossed the ball to Pate, who received high-fives and well-deserved pats...

C.B. Aycock softball eliminates South Johnston, again

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- A video had been making the rounds at Charles B. Aycock High School this week. It was a video of the final out recorded in the third game of the eastern regional championship series between Aycock and...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Area teams remain in playoffs

Today's prep playoff scheduleBaseball -- C.B. Aycock at Topsail, 6 p.m.; North Duplin at Rosewood, 7 p.m.; Spring Creek at Voyager Academy, 7 p.m. NOTE: The Spring Creek game will be played at Southern Durham HS.Softball -- Princeton at Northside,...

NCHSAA announces changes in state softball championship series

 CHAPEL HILL--The North Carolina High School Athletic Association state softball championships will be moving to collegiate venues this year, according to an announcement by commissioner Davis Whitfield.             Two classifications of the final series will be played at North Carolina...

Monday, May 18, 2015

NCHSAA 1A playoffs: North Duplin baseball, softball advance

ROXBORO -- North Duplin's softball and baseball teams each advanced to the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs over the weekend. Rylee Pate retired 15 batters on strikeouts, surrendered two hits and didn't...