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Monday, September 15, 2014

Local digest: Neuse River Youth football; middle schools

Neuse River YFL * 12-Under: C.B. Aycock 61, Rosewood 6 -- Tyler Hughes accounted for five touchdowns -- two on offense, two on defense and one on a kickoff return. Omar Tucker, Turner Bass, Jamin Jacobs and Jalin Applewhite each...

Prep notebook: Brooks' 'eyes in the sky' weather the storm

PIKEVILLE -- Less than an hour before kickoff, Charles B. Aycock head coach Steve Brooks' dad was driving through a thunderstorm Friday evening. It wouldn't have been a big deal if Brooks didn't need his father in the booth...

Football Players-of-the-Week: Sept. 12

OFFENSE: Bronton Woodard, Rosewood -- Rushed for a career-high 213 yards and three TDs on 18 carries during the Eagles' 41-6 rout of Lejeune. Woodard's TD runs covered 34, 52 and 47 yards.DEFENSE: Kaleb Taylor, Rosewood -- Logged 11 tackles,...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Preps digest: JV news

JV * Volleyball: Wayne Country Day d. St. Mary's 22-25, 25-11, 26-24 -- The Chargers improved to 4-5 overall this season and continue play Tuesday at Greenfield....

Southern Wayne-North Lenoir box

Southern Wayne 0 0 8 6 -- 14 North Lenoir 8 0 0 8 -- 16 First quarter NL -- Swinson 5 run (run failed), 10:14 NL -- Safety, 2:34 Third quarter SW -- Roddick 23 pass from Allen (Allen...

Hawks slip past Saints on gridiron

La GRANGE -- Qwyshon Rhem's two-point conversion run proved to be the difference as North Lenoir turned back Southern Wayne, 16-14, at Bullock Field on Friday evening. The Hawks' Donyae Hopkins broke loose for a 57-yard touchdown run less...

Spring Creek-Wake Christian box

Wake Christian 0 14 6 7 -- 27 Spring Creek 0 0 6 0 -- 6 Second quarter WCA -- Jones 2 run (Lowell kick), 10:10 WCA -- Fuller 1 run (Lowell kick), 4:06 Third quarter WCA -- Moore 60...

Bulldogs get push on offensive line against Gators

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- The slow start baffled Aaron Sanders. It soon turned to frustration. Sanders watched as his Spring Creek offensive and defensive lines, each filled with first-year starters, get pushed around against Wake Christian Academy on Friday evening....

Friday's NC prep football scores

Albemarle 55, East Montgomery 6 Alexander Central 36, Catawba Bandys 14 Alleghany County 33, South Stokes 0 Asheboro 27, Randleman 0 Asheville Erwin 55, Madison County 6 Asheville Roberson 6, Gastonia Ashbrook 2 Asheville School 38, Cannon School 8 Bessemer...

Golden Falcons soar past Cougars, 35-25

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- The marching band played and the fans cheered as the Charles B. Aycock football team walked off the field Friday evening. "I want you to turn and watch that," Goldsboro coach Bennett Johnson said to his players....

C.B. Aycock-Goldsboro box

So. Wayne 0 0 8 6 -- 14 North Lenoir 8 0 0 8 -- 16 First quarter NL -- Swinson 5 run (run failed), 10:14 NL -- Safety, 2:34 Third quarter SW -- Roddick 23 pass from Allen (Allen...

Wayne Christian snaps 5-game skid on soccer pitch

Holden Foster supplied two goals and Wayne Christian halted a five-match skid with a 4-3 conquest of Neuse Christian in Carolina Christian 1-A Conference play on Friday afternoon. Matt Coulter and Jaxon Anderson also scored for the Eagles, who rose...

WCDS nets lopsided win against Statesville Christian

WILSON -- Defending state 1-A dual-team champion Wayne Country Day claimed two pivotal third-set tiebreakers in singles play and turned back Statesville Christian, 7-1, on day two of the Alice Cobb Memorial contested at Barton College. It was a rematch...

Rosewood clinches victory on tennis court

Rosewood emerged victorious on five singles courts and handed county rival Spring Creek a 7-2 loss. The Eagles got singles from points from Shayla Marak, Keelin Hunter, Faith Baker, Bethanie Kirby and Sierra Downs. Hunter and Kirby each won a...

Waters leads Chargers at Wilson Christian XC meet

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day's DJ Waters placed ninth among individual runners during a nine-team boys' meet hosted by Wilson Christian Academy. Waters ran the 5k course in 23 minutes, 22 seconds. Teammates Jackson Warren (16th, 24:15), Conner Shaw (18th,...

Neuse Christian escapes Eagles in 5 sets

Kasey Norris dished out 18 assists during Wayne Christian's 25-22, 20-25, 17-25, 25-19, 13-15 loss to Neuse Christian on the Carolina Christian 1-A Conference scene Friday. Norris served five aces and cranked out five kills for the Eagles, who dropped...

St. Mary's ends Wayne Country Day's modest win streak

RALEIGH -- Wayne Country Day's modest two-match win streak ended with a 21-25, 19-25, 13-25 loss to St. Mary's on Friday afternoon. The Chargers (5-6 overall) continue a four-match road swing Tuesday at Greenfield....

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pitt leaving his legacy at C.B. Aycock

Now, just months after graduation, Pitt is back home. He's coaching the sport he loves and teaching math at Wayne Academy. "It's just a great story about a guy who wants to give back and he's coming home to do...

Rosewood-Lejeune box

Lejeune 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Rosewood 14 20 7 0 -- 41 First quarter R -- Chandler 6 run (Almontaser kick), 3:17 R -- Woodard 34 run (Almontaser kick), 0:00 Second quarter R -- Helt 10 run (Almontaser...

Rosewood defense prevents Devilpups from running loose

aetzler@newsargus.com Lejeune's wishbone offensive focuses running the ball up the middle of the opposing defense. But on Thursday evening, the Rosewood defensive line challenged themselves to not allow the Devilpups to get to the second level of the defense. Kaleb...

Princeton-North Johnston stats

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Princeton -- Michael Wooten 2-10; Johnny Frasier 11-146, 4 TDs; Adrian Whack 1-9; Nick Hare 1-15; Matt Hewett 1-5; Earl Gibson Jr. 2-(minus-5); Kiadae Richardson 12-80, TD. PASSING -- Princeton -- Wooten 8-14-1, 96, TD. RECEIVING...

Princeton dedicates field, waxes North Johnston 54-0

PRINCETON -- A victory over a county archrival seemed the perfect christening in honor of a former coach on Thursday evening. No. 3-ranked Princeton ran roughshod over North Johnston, 54-0, on the newly-named Harvey Brooks Field. Brooks led the...

Hawks soar past Vikings on volleyball court

North Lenoir swept Kinston 25-12, 25-20, 25-16 in the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opener for both teams Thursday evening. Laura Haerer had five kills and four blocks for the Hawks. Paige Sports had three kills and Mya Parks had 12...

Blue Devils sweep Cougars in ECC 2A volleyball opener

South Lenoir snapped Goldsboro's six-match win streak with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-6 victory in the Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opener for both teams Thursday evening. Alexus Davis led the Cougars with 10 digs, three kills and one block. Becka Pittard...

Spring Creek spikers halt 2-match skid

NEWTON GROVE -- Spring Creek halted its two-match losing streak with a three-set victory over Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Hobbton 25-15, 25-14, 25-12 on Thursday. Rachel McCollum had 14 kills and seven service aces to lead the Gators. Sarah Ford...

Mercer nets triple-double, Rivera gets double-double

Lexi Mercer recorded a triple-double and Ada Rivera had a double-double during Rosewood's 25-16, 19-25, 25-22, 25-20 triumph over Carolina 1-A opponent Lakewood on Thursday evening. Mercer had 16 kills, 10 blocks and 11 digs. Rivera finished with 16 digs...

CBA netters blank New Bern

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock rebounded from its first loss of the season on Wednesday and swept Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A conference foe New Bern, 9-0, on Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons remain undefeated (7-0) in ECC play. Ashton Walker, Casie...

WCDS nets win over Kerr-Vance

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day won the first five singles matches and handed Kerr-Vance Academy a 7-2 loss on opening day of the Alice Cobb Memorial at Barton College. Gianna Democko, Taylor Willman, Jennifer Potts, Ally Willman and Eliza Eagles...

Warriors double up Falcons in ECC tennis

The tandem of Elizabeth Sutton-Brennan Dove won 8-1 at No. 1 doubles and clinched Eastern Wayne's 6-3 victory over South Central in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Thursday afternoon. Sutton and Dove each won their singles matches. Teammates Emily Uzzell...

North Duplin boots Lakewood in OT

CALYPSO -- Ronaldo Castenada posted a hat trick (three goals) during North Duplin's 6-4 overtime triumph over Lakewood in Carolina 1-A Conference play at H.E. Grubbs Field. Jonathan Perez notched a second-half goal for the Rebels. Jose Castenada and Jonathan...

Townsend notches 2 goals, an assist in Chargers' shutout win

Wayne Country Day scored twice in the contest's first three minutes and never looked back during a 5-0, non-conference rout of Neuse Christian on Thursday afternoon. Tony Townsend had two goals and an assist to lead the Chargers. Jacob Magera,...

Michel scores twice, Saints now 7-0-1 on soccer pitch

PIKEVILLE -- Ranked among the area's leading scorers, Peterson Michel collected both goals in Southern Wayne's 2-0 victory over county and Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rival Charles B. Aycock on Thursday evening. Michel converted a first-half free kick and connected...

Thursday's NC prep football scores

Arendell-Parrott Academy 56, Community Christian 0 Croatan 27, Topsail 6 Currituck County 60, Kill Devil Hills First Flight 13 Eastern Wayne 21, Greene Central 6 Edenton Holmes 45, Pamlico County 30 Farmville Central 62, Ayden-Grifton 35 Fayetteville Sanford 27, Cape...

Expected the unexpected when Aycock, Goldsboro battle on gridiron

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- The records can be thrown out this week. It doesn't matter that Goldsboro is 0-3. Nor does it matter that Charles B. Aycock is 2-1 -- and should probably be 3-0. Everyone knows it's going to be...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: North Lenoir 2, Kinston 0 -- Janna Moore had 24 points on serve. Madison Cottle and Courtney Carmon each had two kills for the Hawks. The Hawks improved to 6-4 overall this season. * Volleyball:...

Eastern Wayne-Greene Central box

Greene Central 0 0 0 6 -- 6 Eastern Wayne 0 14 0 7 -- 21 Second quarter EW -- Best 31 run (kick failed), 9:27.9 EW -- Richards 6 run (Steiner run), 1:21.0 Fourth quarter GC -- Battle 5...

Eastern Wayne defense forces 6 turnovers

rcoggins@newsargus.com Sometimes you just win ugly. And Thursday evening was undoubtedly a perfect example. Unbeaten Eastern Wayne overcame a season-high five turnovers, 100-plus yards in penalties and squeezed by Greene Central, 21-6, in non-conference play at Little Big Horn. "Tonight...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

UMO cross country teams expect success in 2014

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Upon conclusion of last year's NCAA Division II championship meet, members of the University of Mount Olive men's cross country team approached head coach Matt van Lierop. They asked for van Lierop's help. "They said they...

Trojans finally play 'D,' ground Hawks in home opener

rcoggins@newargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Step up your level of play. Calm down. Believe in yourself. Finish on a good note. University of Mount Olive outside hitter Britni Johnson and her teammates did those things in the decisive fifth set, and...

Lee puts trust in Tyaire Allen

rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Tyaire Allen couldn't believe what he heard. "Punt team, get ready!" shouted Southern Wayne head coach David Lee. A partisan Saints crowd cheered for Lee to go for it on 4th-and-1 with his team backed up in...

Preps digest: JV news

JV sports * Volleyball: Hobbton d. Goldsboro 25-27, 25-3, 25-10 -- Jaiquiera Braswell had five kills and Tawanna Jones added three for the Cougars. Ashlee Falconer and Kelsey Kennedy each had four aces. Juanita Cortes-Torres had six assists in...

Rebels turn back Bulldogs in Carolina 1A tennis

MOUNT OLIVE -- North Duplin won the first five singles matches and handed Princeton an 8-1 loss on the John Neal Walker Tennis Center courts at the University of Mount Olive. Julissa Quintanilla, Casey Whitted, Hannah Smith and Conner Mikitka...

Rocky Mount hands C.B. Aycock first loss in tennis this season

ROCKY MOUNT -- Ashton Walker claimed the lone singles point during Charles B. Aycock's 7-2, non-conference loss to perennial 3-A juggernaut Rocky Mount on Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Falcons' tandem of Casie Belom-Cassidy Coerver squeezed past the Gryphons' Allison Binkley-Katie...

East Duplin spikers knock off North Lenoir

North Lenoir dropped its third match of the season 19-25, 12-25, 13-25 to East Duplin on Wednesday. Paige Sports led the Hawks with nine kills. Mya Parks added five kills. The Hawks (6-3 overall) visit Kinston today....

Goldsboro sweeps Hobbton in volleyball

Goldsboro nearly gave away the first set against Hobbton, but battled through it claimed a 26-24, 25-19, 25-20 non-conference win over Hobbton on Wednesday evening. After being up 22-18 in the first set, the Cougars gave away the lead before...

Hawks erase deficit, but can't keep Demons out of net

North Lenoir rallied from a two-goal deficit after halftime, but fell 4-3 to Wilson Fike on Wednesday evening. Braxton Greene found the net twice in the second half on assists from Mike Bednarz. Later, Chad Ginn got a hard rebound...

Binar collects hat trick in Gators' league win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Otto Binar recorded a hat trick (three goals) and two assists during Spring Creek's 7-1 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin on Wednesday afternoon. Juan Vega added two goals and two assists. Gio Avila (assist)...

ECC 3A/4A XC results at C.B. Aycock

PIKEVILLE -- Results from the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference cross country meet contested at Charles B. Aycock on Wednesday afternoon: BOYS TEAM SCORES South Central 19 Charles B. Aycock 60 Eastern Wayne 66 DH Conley 100 TOP 10 Runner Time...

Mooneyham gets unexpected lift

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- As Charles B. Aycock's Joseph Mooneyham emerged from the woods in fourth place and entered the first turn, he encountered the Golden Falcons football team, which was just finishing practice. They stopped their calisthenics, and loudly clapped...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Spring Creek 27-29, 25-15, 25-20 -- Carrie Beckert led the Eagles' defensive effort with five digs. Alana Atwell had four aces and Mackenzie Little had three kills. Rosewood improved to 4-7 overall and...

Eagles bounce back, defeat Gators in volleyball

aetzler@newsargus.com Rosewood volleyball coach Jennifer Cochran wasn't expecting her team to have much success at the net on Tuesday evening. She was surprised when the Eagles completely dominated up front against Carolina 1-A Conference foe Spring Creek. The blocking and...

Warriors ease past Saints in ECC tennis

DUDLEY -- Hope Jones and Stephanie Gonzalez each won a singles match during Southern Wayne's 6-2 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rival Eastern Wayne on Tuesday afternoon. Jones defeated Brennan Dove at the No. 1 slot, while Gonzalez turned...

Rosewood nets tennis win over Princeton

Rosewood used five singles victories to propel it past Princeton, 7-2, on Tuesday afternoon. Kennedy Behrend, Shayla Marak, Keelin Hunter, Faith Baker and Bethanie Blair all took wins on the singles court for Rosewood. Princeton's fourth-seeded Nicole Evans dropped the...

Princeton stays unbeaten in conference play

Princeton remained undefeated with a 25-12, 25-15, 25-12 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin on Tuesday evening. Taylor Carroll and Kasey Edwards each led the way with six kills. Kortney Edwards added four kills. The Bulldogs combined for...

Wayne Christian falls in CCC volleyball opener

Wayne Christian couldn't keep up with Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Cape Fear Christian in a 21-25, 8-25, 18-25 loss Tuesday evening. Emily Wells led the Eagles with nine assists. Senior libero Reagan Taylor had a team-high 16 digs and...

Injury-riddled Chargers sweep Greenfield in CPIC volleyball

Injuries and illnesses couldn't slow down Wayne Country Day during its 25-14, 25-9, 25-14 victory over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A foe Greenfield on Tuesday. The injuries caused changes in the rotations, but didn't stop the Chargers from having four players...

James Kenan builds lead, defeats Rosewood

WARSAW -- Rosewood couldn't overcome a two-goal deficit at halftime and fell to defending Carolina 1-A Conference champion James Kenan, 3-1, on Tuesday evening. Max Hernandez scored twice for the Tigers. Daniel Aburto knocked in a penalty kick for the...

Bears claw past Golden Falcons in ECC soccer opener

PIKEVILLE -- New Bern scored a goal in the 20th minute and never looked back on its way to a 4-0 victory over Charles B. Aycock on Tuesday. It was the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference opener for both teams. The...

Holloway's second-half goals propel North Lenoir

Eric Holloway provided two second-half goals in North Lenoir's 2-0, non-conference win over Beddingfield on Tuesday. Nic Kennedy and goalie Jacob Baird had assists on the goals. Baird's assist came on a long ball he sent down the field for...

Rose notches goal, assist for Wayne Christian

Wayne Christian opened its Carolina Christian 1-A Conference season with a 4-3 loss to Cape Fear Christian on Tuesday. Tanner Rose recorded a goal and an assist for the Eagles. Teammates Matt Coulter and Holden Foster each supplied one goal....

Stevens logs 11 saves, Cougars shut out Jaguars

Three different players each scored one goal in Goldsboro's 3-0, non-conference triumph over Farmville Central on Tuesday. Ruben Quiroz, Michael Eovine and Chris Pate each logged one goal apiece for the Cougars. Jesus Quiroz provided one assist. Goldsboro took 18...

Acosta has 4-goal outing for Warriors

Alex Acosta registered the hat trick-plus one (four goals) during Eastern Wayne's 7-2 dismantling of South Central at Little Big Horn on Tuesday evening. It was the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference opener for both teams. Ethan Zadrozny contributed a hat...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Mary Morris earned low-gross honors during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Linda Cannon and Maureen Prys secured low net and low putts, respectively....

Carolina 1A XC results

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Results from the second Carolina 1-A Conference cross country meet contested at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park on Tuesday afternoon: BOYS TEAM SCORES Princeton 19 Rosewood 38 Hobbton 89 Lakewood 105 TOP 10 Runner Time...

Princeton's Aguillon, North Duplin's Thurston take top spots ... again

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek senior Allen Coor had heard his dad mention seeing Princeton's cross country team train on long winding roads while traveling for his job. He saw it again first-hand Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs displayed that...