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Friday, April 24, 2015

North Greenville stuns top-seeded UMO in baseball

UMO Media Relations BURLINGTON -- Sixth-seeded North Greenville (S.C.) University shocked regular-season champion University of Mount Olive, 14-8, in opening-round play of the 2015 Conference Carolinas baseball tournament Thursday evening. The top-seeded Trojans (35-13 overall) opposed Belmont Abbey in an...

Duo leads Wayne Christian on golf course

Ethan McKenzie and Blake Floars earned co-medalist honors by posting a pair of 39's on their scorecard and Wayne Christian had the low team score with a 186. Maciah Singletary shot a 49 for the Eagles and Drake Wise and...

Rosewood places 2nd in Carolina 1A golf meet

Lakewood edged the competition again behind medalist Griffin Faircloth's 80 on Thursday. The Leopards finished with a score of 361. Rosewood finished six strokes back despite having just four golfers register a score. Dylan Champion logged a team-best 88 and...

Saints' Ramirez scores lone goal in loss to D.H. Conley

D.H. Conley launched an offensive onslaught at Southern Wayne and came away with a 10-1 victory in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A action on Thursday. Dixie Ramirez scored the lone goal for the Saints. Southern Wayne drops to 6-7-1 overall and 0-7-0...

J.H. Rose shut outs C.B. Aycock

Charles B. Aycock kept J.H. Rose contained for most of the first half, but a six-goal second half led to an 8-0 win for the Rampants on Thursday evening. Aycock drops to 3-9-0 overall and 2-6-0 in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A...

Barnes' two goals, Willman's defense sparks WCDS

Langley Barnes scored two goals and Ally Willman locked down defensively on Community Christian's best player as Wayne Country Day beat Community Christian 3-0 on Thursday. Barnes opened the scoring two minutes into the game on an assist from Margaret...

Rosewood boys, girls sweep Carolina 1A meet

Rosewood's boys and girls teams each won a quad meet of Carolina 1-A conference teams on Thursday evening. The boys posted a score of 166 with 13 winners out of 17 events. Marquail Almontaser won three individual events -- the...

Eagles wrap up CCC baseball title, automatic bid to NCISAA playoffs

Ted Suggs had three hits and two RBI and Wayne Christian blanked Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Community Christian 17-0 in five innings on Thursday afternoon. The Eagles cranked out 13 hits -- including two apiece from Holden Foster, Hunter...

'Flat' Cougars fall to Blue Devils on soccer pitch

cellis@newsargus.com Despite a season-long battle with streaky play, Goldsboro entered Thursday evening's game tied with South Lenoir and Kinston atop the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference girls' soccer standings. The roller-coaster season continues after a 3-0 loss to the Blue Devils....

Goldsboro repeats as ECC 2A golf champ

SNOW HILL -- Back-to-back champs. Matt Hall earned player-of-the-year honors and Goldsboro claimed its second consecutive Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference boys' team crown on the Cutter Creek Country Club links Thursday afternoon. Hall shot a 5-over-par 77 for the...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 8, Rosewood 7 -- Charles B. Aycock prevailed in walk-off fashion against its county rival. Tyler Daniels batted 2-for-2 with three RBI, including a double. Luke Frederick and Carson Smitherman (two RBI) each had...

Eight county athletes return home as ECC 3A-4A track champs

WINTERVILLE -- Eight Wayne County athletes walked away with Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference track and field individual championships in tow after the season-ending meet contested at South Central High School. Eastern Wayne's Romello Hamilton claimed the 400-meter dash in...

ECC 3A-4A track championship results

WINTERVILLE -- Results from the 2015 Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference men's and women's track and field championships contested Wednesday at South Central High School. Listed are individual and relay champions from Charles B. Aycock, Eastern Wayne and Southern Wayne. BOYS...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Boxscore: Spring Creek-Rosewood softball

Rosewood 201 000 0 -- 3 5 7 Spring Creek 023 120 x -- 8 8 1 Leading hitters: Rosewood -- Carrie Ann Beckert 1-3; Callie Thornton 2-3, RBI; Shayla Marak 1-3, 2 RBI; Jordan DuBose 1-3. Spring Creek --...

Gators trail early, cruise past Eagles in softball

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Two outs. Two runners on board. A two-strike count. Shayla Marak drilled a waist-high fastball into the left-center field gap and just like that, Rosewood owned a 2-0 lead over county rival Spring Creek. It was...

Goldsboro soccer scores mercy-rule win over Greene Central

Mikaela Vera notched the game-ending goal four minutes into the second half as Goldsboro earned a 9-0, mercy-rule decision over Greene Central in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play Wednesday evening. Anna Prezbindowksi, Courtney Sutton and Juanita Cortes-Torres tallied two goals...

North Duplin falls to Lakewood on baseball diamond

Bryce Best delivered a two-hit, three-RBI outing as North Duplin dropped an 8-4 decision to Lakewood in a Carolina 1-A Conference game Tuesday evening. Copeland Brickland, Ced Kornegay and Boone McNeil each had one hit. Carlos Rodriguez contributed an RBI....

Brock has three-hit outing in Saints' victory

DUDLEY -- Tyler Brock batted 3-for-3 with an RBI as Southern Wayne upended Greene Central, 4-3, on the Doyle Whitfield Athletic Complex diamond Wednesday evening. Hunter Barwick (RBI), Jack Casbarro (RBI), Jacob Hollingsworth (RBI), Matt Holland, Aryc Chrisman and Carter...

Three Golden Falcons claim ECC 3A-4A track crowns

WINTERVILLE -- Three Charles B. Aycock athletes returned home as Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference track and field champions upon conclusion of the season-ending meet held at South Central High School on Wednesday. Joseph Mooneyham won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter gold...

Cougars' Staton wins three ECC 2A track awards

Da-Vionte Staton emerged as the discus and shot put champion, and was named the male field events athlete-of-the-year during the season-ending Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference track and field championship meet Wednesday afternoon. Staton threw the discus 107 feet, 9 inches....

Eastern Wayne upends Wilson Hunt

aetzler@newsargus.com Three fastballs came toward the plate and Eastern Wayne's Ryan Warren watched each one of them go by. "I told myself I was going to be aggressive, but disciplined at the same time tonight," Warren said. "I saw those...

Aycock's Hooks-Best claim ECC 3A doubles crown

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- One title was decided. The other remains on hold. Charles B. Aycock's top-seeded duo of Chaz Hooks-Alan Best captured the doubles title during the season-ending 3-A portion of the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference men's tennis tournament Wednesday...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday preps

Baseball Hilltop Christian 5, Faith Christian 3 * Ethan Glover delivered a bases-clearing double during Faith Christian's 5-3 loss to Hilltop Christian on the N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A scene Tuesday afternoon. Glover, Christian Mills (RBI), Dylan Downey (RBI)...

UMO

MOUNT OLIVE -- Edgar Bub-Paul Wiederspahn claimed a critical tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles and Matt Finnerty earned the decisive singles point, lifting University of Mount Olive past archrival Barton, 7-2, in the Conference Carolinas regular-season men's tennis finale...

UMO -- 2K15 CC tournament

BURLINGTON -- The 20th installment of the Conference Carolinas baseball tournament promises one thing -- there is no clear-cut winner when play begins Thursday morning on the Burlington Athletic Park diamond. Any of the six participants could easily seize the...

Rosewood - James Kenan soccer

Just seconds after Carmeci Jimenez put the ball in the back of the net to salvage hope for a James Kenan a comeback, she dribbled toward the goal one-on-one with Rosewood goalie Jala Holloman. Holloman showed the aggression her coach...

ECU-N.C. State

GREENVILLE -- Kirk Morgan provided a ninth-inning, walk-off single as East Carolina dispatched in-state archrival N.C. State, 6-5, at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium on Tuesday evening. Down 5-4, the Pirates' Reid Love connected on a lead-off triple to...

C.B. Aycock-So. Wayne soccer

DUDLEY -- Sabrina Johnson will take a hat trick any day. But what meant more to Johnson on Tuesday afternoon was an all-out 80-minute assault -- offensively and defensively -- that should finally push Charles B. Aycock in a positive...

Allen Coor -- Limestone

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Limestone head baseball coach Chris Wiley has officially opened his pipeline -- as promised -- to Wayne County. His first recruit? Allen Coor. The Southern Wayne alum learned about Coor through conversations with his former head coach,...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Boxscore: New Bern-C.B. Aycock softball

New Bern 000 20 -- 2 2 4 C.B. Aycock 019 5x -- 15 16 2 Leading hitters: New Bern -- Leigh Ann Holder 1-3; Lauren Lane 1-2. C.B. Aycock -- Tanika Powell 3-4, RBI; Connor Vinson 2-3, 2B, RBI;...

Eastern Wayne comes up empty on road against New Bern

NEW BERN -- Sophomore Kathryn Dixon notched a pair of goals during New Bern's 5-0 conquest of Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe Eastern Wayne on Monday evening. Rachel Hobbs and Kristina Barnett also scored for the Bears. New Bern (8-6-1...

Chargers post shutout on tennis court

Wayne Country Day swept the singles courts and handed county rival Wayne Christian an 8-0, non-conference loss on Monday afternoon. Sam Dively, Hunter Hawkins, Preston Edwards, Young Wang, Lance Davis and Nolan Davis each emerged victorious in straight-set fashion in...

North Johnston handles Goldsboro

Thomas Vick collected two hits during Goldsboro's 25-2, non-conference mercy-rule loss to North Johnston on Monday evening. Isaiah Core (RBI), Jared Howard (RBI), Ray'Quan Griffin and Chandler Patrick provided one hit apiece. Howard took the mound loss....

Bulldogs get unchained in the 6th

PRINCETON -- Princeton erupted for eight sixth-inning runs and knocked North Duplin from the unbeaten ranks, 11-6, in Carolina 1-A Conference play Monday evening. Tyler Ricks led the Bulldogs with three hits. Tanner Flowers worked 6 2/3 innings on the...

Eagles avenge loss to Wilson Christian

WILSON -- Hunter Burt, Ted Suggs and Jaxon Anderson provided nearly three quarters of Wayne Christian's offensive attack during a 13-3, six-inning decision over Wilson Christian on Monday evening. The Eagles avenged an earlier one-run loss to the Chargers. Burt...

Rebels' Pate shuts down Princeton

CALYPSO -- Sophomore left-hander Rylee Pate tossed a complete-game shutout as North Duplin upended defending Carolina 1-A Conference champion Princeton, 3-0, on Monday evening. Pate limited the Bulldogs to two hits, logged 10 strikeouts and didn't issue a walk. Offensively,...

Third-inning offensive explosion sparks Aycock

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Mookie Powell in the lead-off spot and Connor Vinson in the No. 2 hole gives Charles B. Aycock teammate Allison Shingleton plenty of confidence when she digs into the batter's box. "I feel like it's almost a...

Monday, April 20, 2015

Trio of UMO competitors set school records

UMO Media Relations NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Four members of the University of Mount Olive's outdoor track team set new school records during the Christopher Newport Invitational. Jacob Urys broke the 800-meter record with a time of 1 minute, 53.44...

Trojans' Thatch logs eagle, shoots even-par 72

UMO Media Relations GREENSBORO -- University of Mount Olive freshman John Thatch eagled the par-5 third hole, shot an even-par 72 and shares sixth place individually after opening-round play of the 2015 Conference Carolinas men's golf championship. Thatch finished 1-over...

Aycock nets shutout of South Central in tennis

Charles B. Aycock swept the singles and doubles courts during a 9-0 conquest of Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe South Central. Golden Falcons senior Chas Hooks bounced back from an opening-set loss to defeat Zach Cayton 0-6, 6-2, 14-12. Teammates...

Wayne Christian slips past Parrott Academy in baseball

Nick Easom plated three RBI in a late-game appearance as Wayne Christian cruised past Arendell-Parrott Academy, 7-5. Easom batted 1-for-1 during the Eagles' six-hit attack. Hunter Burt (RBI) and Tanner Rose (RBI) each contributed two hits. Trey Hinton added a...

Rosewood's Mitchell signs with N.C. Wesleyan

aetzler@newsargus.com Dennis Mitchell didn't even take the time to celebrate. As soon as the Rosewood senior finished his visit and committed to North Carolina Wesleyan last week, he drove home with his mother. Before he could even take the time...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Preps digest: JV news

JV * Girls' soccer: Wayne Country Day 7, Northeast Charter Prep 0 -- Janae Jones punched in four goals during the Chargers' regular-season finale Friday afternoon. Ally Willman, Isabel Vigneault and Langley Barnes (two assists) each contributed one goal....

UMO baseball wins another Conference Carolinas regular-season crown

UMO Media Relations BELMONT -- Zak Orrison's lead-off walk began a stretch of six consecutive base-on-balls as No. 12-ranked University of Mount Olive avoided a three-game sweep with a 22-2 victory over Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey on Saturday afternoon....

Aycock's Courtney Warner signs NLI to run track at East Carolina

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- A competitive athlete with untapped potential, Courtney Warner didn't think about running track until her sophomore season. But the Charles B. Aycock senior felt she needed to keep in shape. "I just decided to try it," she...

Athletic directors have tough, thankless job

Writer's block occurs at any time and causes frustration, especially when you're on deadline or writing a feature that takes time to process your thinking and organize your notes. Columns are the same way. Some days the ideas flow freely...

Boxscore: C.B. Aycock-So. Wayne baseball

C.B. Aycock 430 050 0 -- 12 7 1 So. Wayne 002 010 0 -- 3 7 1 Leading hitters: C.B. Aycock -- Chandler Matthews 1-2, RBI; Bobby Hampton 3-4, 4 RBI; Jake Naughton RBI; Trent Herndon 2-2, 2B, 2...

Golden Falcons run past Saints, claim regular-season sweep

cellis@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- The box score looked almost identical. Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne each had seven hits and one error. The only difference -- the Golden Falcons won 12-3 in the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference matchup Friday evening....

37th Greater Goldsboro Road Race: Mooneyham, Woodlock win 10k races

rcoggins@newsargus.com A light rainfall and overcast skies greeted competitors as they strolled through water-logged Stoney Creek Park on Saturday morning. And each -- all 153 in total -- had either similar or different goals during the 37th installment of the...

37th Greater Goldsboro Road Race results

Overall results from the 37th annual Greater Goldsboro Road Race contested at Stoney Creek Park. Runners competed in a 1-mile fun run, 5k walk, 5k run and 10k run. 10k RUN Runner, Town Time 1. Joseph Mooneyham, Pikeville 36:42 2....

Strickland, Barnes lead WCDS past reigning 1A state champ

John Strickland and Drew Barnes staged a fifth-inning uprising as Wayne Country Day defeated reigning independent 1-A state champion Freedom Christian, 7-4, on Friday afternoon. Strickland's solo home run and Barnes' two-RBI double broke a 4-4 tie. "This was a...

Bears beat Warriors on 8th-inning walk-off homer

NEW BERN -- Victor Spellman swatted a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, and lifted New Bern past Eastern Wayne, 2-0, in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference game played at Boykin Field on Friday evening....

North Lenoir's Burke no-hits Goldsboro

Drew Burke threw a no-hitter as North Lenoir handed Goldsboro a 14-0, mercy-rule defeat in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play Friday evening. Burke walked two and retired seven Cougars on strikeouts. Luke Jackson paced the Hawks' offense with three hits...

Adkins gets hat trick in Princeton's triumph over James Kenan

Madison Adkins punched in a hat trick (three goals) as Princeton cruised past James Kenan, 7-3, on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene. Kassandra Velasquez knocked in two goals. Jessica Brush and Peyton Whitley each had one goal. Brush and Chelsea...

CBA freshman earns medalist honors on golf links

Charles B. Aycock freshman Nick Wise earned medalist honors with an 80 during a non-conference dual meet against Princeton contested on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. The Golden Falcons defeated the Bulldogs, 343-409. Evan Aycock and Harrison G posted...

Golden Falcons' Waddell, Shingleton combine for 1-hitter

DUDLEY -- Taylor Waddell and Allison Shingleton combined for a one-hitter inside the pitcher's circle during C.B. Aycock's 12-0, mercy-rule conquest of Southern Wayne on Friday evening. Waddell retired five of the nine batters she faced on strikeouts during a...

Carolina 1A softball leader Princeton routs James Kenan

WARSAW -- Hailey Wood threw a complete-game shutout inside the pitcher's circle during Princeton's 19-0, mercy-rule shellacking of Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan. Wood logged a season-high 13 strikeouts and permitted two hits. Taylor Carroll (five RBI) just missed...

Rosewood netters slip past Wayne Country Day

Rosewood earned the decisive points at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, and slipped past Wayne Country Day, 5-4. The Eagles' No. 2 duo of Jake Smith-Lucas Parrish eased past the Chargers' combo of Young Wang-Lance Davis, 8-3. The No. 3...