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Monday, October 16, 2017

Wayne Christian, Wayne Country Day run well at CPIC meet

Wayne Christian's boys cross country outfit won the CPIC Championship on Thursday, paced by  multiple All-Conference performers.    Connor Bauer, Cooper Edmondson, Zander Pittman and Brandon Talton of WCDS earned all-league honors, as did Eli Winders of Wayne Christian. Christ...

Volleyball --South Central 3, Aycock 1

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock fell in the opening round of the ECC Volleyball tournament on Monday to South Central by a 25-21, 22-25, 25-10, 25-20 margin. The loss moved CBA to 12-9 on the season....

MIddle School Volleyball --Norwayne 3, Brogden 0

Norwayne (10-0) remained perfect on the season Monday with a 25-7, 25-12, 25-10 road triumph at Brogden. The Cobras play host to Eastern Wayne on Thursday....

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Wayne Christian, Wayne Country Day earn playoff seeds

Wayne Country Day was awarded the fourth seed in the NCISAA soccer bracket on Sunday, and will enjoy a pair of byes prior to its quarterfinal match next Saturday. The Chargers (16-3-0) are in the upper half of the bracket,...

University of Mount Olive weekend notebook

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive men's soccer jumped out to an early lead on Saturday at Amon Field, then played sound defense en route to  a 3-nil victory over Conference Carolinas opponent King University.   The shutout...

Center of the ring: USA Boxing event lands a knockout at W.A. Foster Center

Saturday was Georges Kopa's first-ever boxing match. After all, he only began training one year ago. "I was a kickboxer," Kopa said. "I wanted to get my hands right, so I started boxing." But as he circled the ring set...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

JV Volleyball --Southern Wayne 2, Eastern Wayne 0

Southern Wayne posted a straight-sets victory over ECC and County foe on Thursday, fueled by 11 assists from Abbey Parker and five kills from Meagan Lee. Eastern Wayne was led by sophomore Ayanna Bynum, who registered five kills. Junior Haley...

JV Football --Rosewood, Goldsboro suffer losses

Lakewood 32, Rosewood 26 Rosewood nearly pulled off a rally for the ages on Thursday, climbing back from a 26-point halftime deficit to fall just short versus Carolina 1-A foe Lakewood. Davian Thompson led the effort, scoring on a reverse...

Soccer --C.B. Aycock 2, D.H. Conley 1

David McKiever's penalty kick and Andres Linares' game-winner in overtime helped Charles B. Aycock stave off defeat at J.H. Rose on Thursday. CBA is now 11-2-0 overall this season, and 5-2 in ECC play. It travels to face J.H. Rose...

Volleyball --Eastern Wayne 3, Southern Wayne 0

Led by 12 kills from senior Brianna Autman and 10 assists from Naomi Williams, Eastern Wayne defeated ECC and county rival Southern Wayne on Friday by a 25-13, 25-22, 25-19 margin. Bethany Williams also performed well, registering six digs for...

Volleyball --ECC tourney slated

The ECC volleyball tournament will begin Monday at various schools throughout the conference. Charles B. Aycock, the event's fifth-seed, will travel to Winterville to face South Central. Sixth-seeded Eastern Wayne will make the trek to New Bern, while Southern Wayne,...

Volleyball --Wayne Christian cops tourney title

Hope Shook and Ashton Cobb combined for 29 kills, setter Kasey Norris provided 47 assists and Wayne Christian turned back rival Wayne Country Day in a thrilling five-setter on Friday for the Coastal Plains Independent Conference tournament championship. The victory,...

Football --Grace Christian 84, Wayne Christian 52

RALEIGH -- Wayne Christian suffered at the hands of Grace Christian, who scored its season-high in points....

Football --Lakewood 35, Rosewood 14

ROSEBORO -- Lakewood used a second-half surge on Friday to turn back Rosewood by a three touchdown margin. The setback moved RHS to 4-4 overall this season an d 1-1 in league play. It plays host to rugged Union next...

Football --North Duplin 27, Union 26

ROSE HILL -- Bolstered by a late touchdown grab by Luke Britt, North Duplin avoided upset on the road and moved to 8-0 on the season. Next up? A trip to Princeton, where the Carolina 1-A title will essentially be...

Football --Princeton 49, Hobbton 6

NEWTON GROVE -- The Princeton Bulldogs won their second in a row with a 43-point thrashing of Carolina 1-A foe Hobbton on Friday. The victory kept PHS undefeated in league play and sets up a showdown next week with undefeated...

Football --James Kenan 54, Spring Creek 6

SEVEN  SPRINGS -- Spring Creek was held to a single touchdown in a lopsided setback to tradition-rich James Kenan on Friday. The loss moved the Gators to 3-5 overall this season, and winless in East Central 2-A play. SC entertains...

Football --Clinton 21, Goldsboro 6

CLINTON -- Xzavior Bowden rushed for 188 yards and a touchdown in Goldsboro's loss at Clinton on Friday. Junior quarterback Brody Morton also performed ably, completing 11 of 15 passes for 133 yards. Nazjelle Wooten had a trio of catches...

Football --Rose 78, Southern Wayne 20

GREENVILLE -- Shawntwon Leach rushed for 197 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns, but it wasn't enough to propel Southern Wayne past a diverse J.H. Rose outfit on Friday. Quarterback Tashawn Philips completed 6 of 14 passed for...

Football --Eastern Wayne turns back C.B. Aycock

The setting, trimmed at the edges with appropriate measures of senior night pomp, went from siege to sprint in a blink on Friday, as Eastern Wayne erupted for 34 third-quarter points en route to a 55-30 triumph over ECC and...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

SOCCER -- Greenfield 2, WCDS 1

The Chargers fell by one goal Thursday in a hard fought championship game against their rival, Greenfield. Wayne Country Day's men's squad lost the CPIC championship  game in a match that went all the way into double overtime, with Greenfield...

SOCCER -- North Duplin 6, Rosewood 1

The Rebels beat Rosewood by a large margin Thursday, handing them a defeat by five goals. Rosewood scored their only goal around the six minute mark. North Duplin kicked off the scoring in the third minute, with Eli Aguirre sending...

VOLLEYBALL -- Wayne Christian 3, Christ Covenant 0

Wayne Christian's Lady Eagles trounced Christ Covenant in straight sets in Wednesday night's action, 25-22, 25-16 and 25-11. The team had several outstanding performances from several key players. Hope Shook throttled home 13 kills and put on a good defensive...

VOLLEYBALL -- Eastern Wayne 3, Southern Wayne 0

The Lady Warriors beat out the Lady Saints Thursday in straight sets, 25-13, 25-22 and 25-19. Southern Wayne still gave a strong performance, with Rebecca Coor logging 11 assists and four aces; Machiah Moore getting five blocks; Alexus Elliott putting...

VOLLEYBALL -- WCDS 3, John Paul 0

The Lady Chargers beat John Paul at home Thursday night in the semi-final for the CPIC title in straight sets, 25-11, 25-17 and 25-15. Hannah Neal gave an outstanding offensive performance with 20 kills, and Cate Eagles logged an extraordinary...

VOLLEYBALL -- Rosewood 3, North Duplin 2

Rosewood defeated North Duplin in five sets Thursday, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, 24-26 and 5-15. The Lady Rebels still logged a strong performance to keep the match going to its full length. Anna Thornton logged a good performance with one ace,...

CROSS COUNTRY

Southern Wayne's men's cross country runners placed fourth out of six teams in Wednesday's meet, competing in a field of 92 male runners. The girls cross country runners were not eligible for scoring, as they had only four runners. Josh...

JV VOLLEYBALL -- North Duplin 2, Rosewood 0

The junior Lady Rebels won in straight sets Thursday, 25-23 and 25-21. Hannah Martin had eight aces, Jamilyn Wallace had four, Gretta Lee had two, Ivey Cashwell had two, Samantha Beavers had one and Brianna Hinnant had one. This brings...

JV VOLLEYBALL -- Southern Wayne 2, Eastern Wayne 0

Southern Wayne's junior ladies won in two sets Thursday, 25-22 and 25-20. Abbey Parker had 11 assists and Meagan Lee had five kills....

JV FOOTBALL -- Eastern Wayne 22, C.B. Aycock 0

The junior Warriors beat out the Golden Falcons Thursday by a wide margin of 22 points to none. Jacquez Worsley ran for 45 yards and a two-point conversion. Amahari Johnson logged four interceptions on the night. Juniors Murray ran for...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Community model thriving at Division II Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Make it yours. Such was the spirit on the University of Mount Olive campus earlier this week, as representatives from the NCAA met with student-athletes to discuss the many rewards offered by the Division II experience. The...

Haggerty-Rouse claim conference title, Bowen finishes third

Spring Creek's Amanda Haggerty and Ivey Rouse barnstormed Wallace-Rose Hill and East Duplin on Tuesday, 10-1, 10-1 and 10-2 to capture the East Central 2-A doubles title and a earn a trip to next week's East Regional in Snow Hill....

Volleyball --Spring Creek 3, Southern Wayne 1

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek turned back Southern Wayne in 25-22, 25-8, 25-19, 25-16 fashion on Wednesday. Senior Rebecca Coor paced the Lady Saints with 25 assists. Alexus Elliott registered nine kills and six blocks, while Kya Hunter provided four...

Soccer --Princeton 3, Neuse Charter 0

The Princeton Bulldogs raced to a 2-0 halftime lead, then padded its advantage in the second for a 3-nil victory over Neuse Charter on Tuesday. Senior Garrett Richardson tallied eight saves in goal for the Bulldogs....

JV Volleyball --Southern Wayne 2, Spring Creek 0

Southern Wayne got 10 kills from Alissa Meadows and 17 assists from Abbey Parker in a 25-16, 25-17 straight-sets victory over Spring Creek on Tuesday. Junior Kelly Dail recorded seven service aces....

Middle School Football --Norwayne 42, Rosewood 6

Elisha Davis rushed for three touchdowns, Tylil Faison added two and Styles Kendall ran to paydirt in Norwayne's lopsided victory over Rosewood on Wednesday. Defensively, the Cobras were lifted by Faison's interception. A'Montea Pitt also recovered a fumble. Now 4-0,...

Middle School Football --Mount Olive 36, Dillard 14

Carlos Zamora opened the game with a 60-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, Josh McCullen ran for two scores and Mount Olive made light work of Dillard on Wednesday. Ian McIntyre also rushed for a pair ot touchdowns for Mount...

Middle School Football --Grantham 48, Spring Creek 8

Terquavis Butler scored on a 30-yard fumble return and a 38-yard touchdown run as Grantham ran away from Spring Creek, 48-8, on Wednesday. Jylon Council also scored a pair of touchdowns, while Terdarius Butler scored from eight yards out and...

Neuse River Youth League --Mount Olive 27, Goldsboro 6

Ethan Keith, Deondre Wadsworth, Kairell Evans and Jeremiah Faison each scored a touchdown as Mount Olive filed a 27-6 victory over Goldsboro on Wednesday. Jalen Carr led the Hurricane defensive effort with seven tackles. Mount Olive, now 4-0 on the...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Volleyball --Aycock wins thriller versus South Central

PIKEVILLE --  Arlanda Faulkner had a career-high 38 kills, senior setter Hannah Carter provided 46 assists and libero Cassandra Lassiter provided clutch defensive play as Charles B. Aycock turned back ECC foe South Central, 3-2, in a scintillating five-setter on...

Volleyball --D.H. Conley, North Duplin notch wins

D.H. Conley 3, SWHS 0 The Lady Saints lost in straight sets Tuesday, 8-25, 5-25 and 16-25. Junior Alexus Elliott had six kills, two digs and three blocks. Kya Hunter had four kills. Sophomore Daylan Wiggs had six digs. Senior...

Soccer --WCDS, Southern Wayne collect shutouts; GHS falls to Kenan

WCDS 9, Christ Covenant 0 The Chargers dominated on their senior night by ending their match against Christ covenant by mercy rule, 9-0. Ben Cohen, Frank Best and Luis Lopez each had two goals a piece, while Marcus Metcalf, Caleb...

Golf --Wayne Christian concludes regular season

Wayne Christian ladies' golf team notched a score of 303 Tuesday at Goldsboro Municipal golf Club. Karsyn Roberts led the Lady Eagles with a round of 93. Grace Buddin fired a 104 and Bri Verme recorded a 106. Annalise Fitzmorris (59),...

JV Volleyball --Eastern Wayne, Southern Wayne fall in Greenville

D.H. Conley 2, SWHS 0 The junior Lady Saints lost in two sets Tuesday, 8-25 and 5-25. Sophomore Meagan Lee had four blocks and one kill. Kylie Bunch had five digs. J.H. Rose 2, EWHS 0 The junior Lady Warriors...