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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Baseball --Wayne Country Day hammers Greenfield in twinbill

jhayes@newsargus.com Terminal velocity. Such was the offensive pace gathered on Friday by the Wayne Country Day varsity baseball outfit, whose aggressive approach at the plate resulted in a twinbill demolition of Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference rival Greenfield, and further,...

UMO -- DIGEST

Women's lacrosse * TIGERVILLE, S.C. -- University of Mount Olive sophomore Hailey Dobbins earned defensive player-of-the-year accolades and Jackie Kaderabek received the freshman player-of-the-year award during the Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse banquet. Dobbins and Kaderabek received nods to the all-conference...

TRACK -- Meet results @ EW

Results from a three-team Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference meet ran at Eastern Wayne High School: * BOYS TEAM SCORES Eastern Wayne 240, Southern Wayne 158, C.B. Aycock 123 INDIVIDUAL WINNERS 800 relay -- Southern Wayne, 1 minute, 33.5 seconds; 100...

OUTDOORS -- Mike Marsh column

There was a time when the images from a game camera, or more technically, a scouting camera, were not of adequate quality for most publication work. However, that has changed in a day when even a smart phone takes images...

DIGEST -- Weekend

Softball C.B. Aycock 17, New Bern 0 (5 inn.) * PIKEVILLE -- Allison Shingleton and Taylor Waddell combined for a two-hitter inside the circle, and Charles B. Aycock thrashed New Bern 17-0 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference game Friday...

Box Score -- Greenfield at Wayne Country Day

Game 1 at WCDS Greenfield 000 02 -- 2 5 2 Wayne Country Day 120 4X -- 7 7 2 Leading Hitters: Greenfield -- Luke Flaherty 1-3, RBI; Gabe Torres 2-3; Cedric Kirby 1-3; Patrick Smith 1-3, RBI; Ashley Jump,...

BOX -- New Bern @ CBA

New Bern 021 001 0 -- 4 8 3 C.B. Aycock 000 022 1 -- 5 7 3 Leading hitters: New Bern -- Daniel Rus 3-3; Davis Valentine 1-4; Alex Hinson 2-2, 2B; Brad Barlow 2-3, 2 RBI. C.B. Aycock...

BASEBALL -- C.B. Aycock emerges on Gipson's walk-off

bcoley@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock was far from its best against New Bern on Friday night. Three errors and a three-run deficit will be a definite eye sore in the statbook. Yet there Blake Gipson was, up to bat...

BASEBALL -- Rosewood clinches Carolina 1-A crown

Rosewood clinched the Carolina 1-A Conference championship outright with a 9-1 romp over James Kenan on Friday evening. The Eagles secured the league's automatic berth -- and an opening-round home game -- for the N.C. High School Athletic Association...

Friday, April 28, 2017

COLLEGE BASEBALL: No. 1-ranked Trojans upset by Pfeiffer

UMO Media Relations ELON -- No. 1-ranked University of Mount Olive is on the brink of elimination after opening-round play in the Conference Carolinas baseball tournament Thursday evening. Pfeiffer stunned the top-seeded Trojans, 9-2. Drew Ellis and David Mayo each...

BOYS' TENNIS: 2016 champions retain titles

rcoggins@newsargus.com One bracket had no surprises. The other, well, let's just say Greenville will get an extra coat of purple-and-gold paint next Friday. Jake Williams successfully defended his Carolina 1-A Conference boys' singles title on a sultry Thursday afternoon on...

PREP SOFTBALL: Bulldogs capitalize on wild pitch

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Two outs. Runners on second and third. North Duplin pitcher Haley Brogden went into her windup and uncorked an outside pitch that deflected off of the umpire's leg. The ball spun inside the right-side batter's box away...

OUTDOOR TRACK: Warriors host 1st meet in nearly a decade

rcoggins@newsargus.com Friends received party invitations through social media -- mainly Snapchat and Instagram -- during the early part of the week on the Eastern Wayne campus. Once they arrived, there were no party favors. Instead, the party-goers watched the Warriors...

GOLF: Lane Tree GC news

Sue Glover seized game-of-the-week honors from the red tees at Lane Tree Golf Club. Debbie Edgerton and Eileen Henderson won low net and low putts, respectively. Mary Ann Sutton claimed GOW honors from the forward tees. Lou Ellen Flowers secured...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Princeton blanks North Duplin

PRINCETON -- Veronica Blackman delivered a career-high four goals as Princeton dominated Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin, 8-0, at Harvey Brooks Field on Thursday evening. Allie Britt, Hannah Horne, Madison Adkins and Kiana Brewton collected one goal apiece. Britt...

PREP SOFTBALL: Rosewood defeats county rival Spring Creek

Braylee Butts posted a career-high six RBI as Rosewood celebrated senior night with a 19-3, mercy-rule conquest of county and Carolina 1-A Conference rival Spring Creek on Thursday evening. Butts provided three hits. Laine Marak drew two walks. Macy Tyndall...

PREP SOFTBALL: Powell knocks grand slam for CBA

SNOW HILL -- Mookie Powell smashed her first-ever grand-slam home run as Charles B. Aycock throttled Greene Central, 14-1, in mercy-rule fashion on Thursday evening. Powell ended the night 3-for-4 with five RBI. Connor Vinson and Hannah Vinson contributed three...

PREP BASEBALL: South Central topples Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- South Central built a six-run lead during a 31/2-inning stretch and slipped past Southern Wayne, 7-3, in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference action Thursday evening. The Saints closed the gap to 6-3 after five innings, but could get no...

PREP BASEBALL: Chargers chop down Oakwood

Case Kermode and Mitch Turnage combined for six hits as Wayne Country Day rolled past Oakwood, 17-3, in non-conference play Thursday afternoon. Kermode drove in a pair of runs. John Strickland doubled and tripled, and plated three runs. Tanner Willman...

PREP BASEBALL: Princeton nips North Duplin, 1-0

PRINCETON -- Princeton notched the game's lone run in the bottom of the first inning, and eased past North Duplin, 1-0, in Carolina 1-A Conference play Thursday evening. Luke Braswell delivered a first-inning RBI single for the Bulldogs, who extended...

PREP BASEBALL: Wayne Christian's Foster tosses no-hitter

Holden Foster tossed a mercy-rule shortened no-hitter and posted nine strikeouts Wayne Christian dismantled Pope John Paul, 17-0, on the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference scene Thursday afternoon. Foster threw 44 pitches -- 29 strikes. Luke Suggs, Travis Kornegay and...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Gators strike early, defeat Eagles

bcoley@newsargus.com Five weeks ago, Spring Creek needed two overtimes and penalty kicks to finish off county and Carolina 1-A Conference rival Rosewood. On Thursday, the Gators didn't need a shootout. They didn't need overtime. Actually, they didn't really need the...

PREPS DIGEST: Middle schools

Middle schools * Softball: Grantham 17, Wayne School of Engineering 5 (5 inn.) -- The Bulldogs' Shaye Heathcock threw a two-hitter and sat down eight WSE hitters on strikeouts. Heathcock and Skylar Craig each swatted a home run during...

PREP BASEBALL: BOX -- Spring Creek at Rosewood

Spring Creek 201 000 0 --3 7 1 Rosewood 100 011 1 --4 8 2 Leading Hitters: Spring Creek -- Christian Yarbrough 2-2, HR, 3RBI; Landon Smothers 1-3; Jensen Barwick 2-4; Matthew Dupuy 1-4. Rosewood -- Chance Howard 3-4, RBI;...

PREP SOFTBALL: BOX -- North Duplin @ Princeton

North Duplin 000 000 0 -- 0 4 1 Princeton 000 010 x -- 1 4 1 Leading hitters: North Duplin -- Rayanna Koch 1-3; Haley Brogden 1-3; Alyssa Santos 1-3; Courtney Brock 1-2. Princeton -- Hailey Woodall 1-3; Beth...

PREP BASEBALL: Eagles rally past Gators

Rally by committee. Such was the case on Thursday for the Rosewood High varsity baseball team, whose interchangeable, plug-and-play nature was sternly tested before emerging victorious in a panic-attack inspired, 4-3 thriller versus Carolina 1-A brethren Spring Creek at "the...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

BOYS' TENNIS: Hare-Creel, March win ECC 3A crowns

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Standing near the net, Matthew Hare waited as Charles B. Aycock teammate Jonas Creel fired a forehand return from the baseline. Eastern Wayne's Daniel Stevens made solid contact and appeared to hit a winner down center court....

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Green 'Mo'-Chine

MOUNT OLIVE -- If it's the ninth inning and a slim lead is at stake, there may be no better saving grace in Division II than the University of Mount Olive's Zack Mozingo. He rifles a fastball that comfortably sits...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Willman leads charge on senior day

bcoley@newsargus.com Look across Wayne Country Day's soccer field and you won't find many upperclassmen. It's a team of the future with several young players already making their mark. But Wednesday's game was senior day, and Ally Willman reminded everyone just...

PREPS DIGEST: JV news

JV * Baseball: South Central 5, C.B. Aycock 1 -- Davis Carroll paced the Golden Falcons' offense with two hits, a stolen base and an RBI. Christian Brady, Tyrie Artis, Trey Smith and Seth Shephard each had one hit....

PREP BASEBALL: Eagles dealt first league loss of season

CALYPSO -- North Duplin pushed across two sixth-inning runs and stunned No. 2-ranked Rosewood, 2-1, in a Carolina 1-A Conference affair Wednesday evening. Tanner Bradley surrendered one hit, one walk and two strikeouts in six innings of work for the...

PREP BASEBALL: Aycock pulls out 8-inning road win

WINTERVILLE -- Tyler Daniels tallied the game-winning run on a wild pitch, and C.B. Aycock claimed a 2-1, eight-inning win over South Central on Wednesday evening. Daniels started the rally with a lead-off walk. Bradley Pate laid down a sac...

PREP BASEBALL: Lebron crushes home run, Gators rout Neuse Charter

SMITHFIELD -- Josh Lebron belted a home run and posted three RBI during Spring Creek's 17-4, mercy-rule conquest of Neuse Charter on Wednesday afternoon. Christian Yarbrough provided four hits -- three doubles and a triple, along with two RBI. Landon...

PREP BASEBALL: Jones' early offense propels Princeton

PRINCETON -- Anthony Jones plated two first-inning runs with a single and Princeton slipped past Hobbton, 3-1, in a Carolina 1-A Conference battle Wednesday evening. Blake Sapp doubled. Teammates Alex Hickman, Ryan Woodard and Jones provided one hit apiece. Colby...

PREP SOFTBALL: North Duplin's Brogden no-hits Rosewood

CALYPSO -- Haley Brogden fired a no-hitter as North Duplin cranked out a 13-0, mercy-rule victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Rosewood on Wednesday evening. Brogden filed 11 strikeouts and one walk. The Eagles had just two runners to reach...

PREP SOFTBALL: Shingleton homers in CBA's road loss

WINTERVILLE -- Allison Shingleton swatted a home run during Charles B. Aycock's 9-2 loss to South Central in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Wednesday evening. Mookie Powell, Connor Vinson, Hannah Vinson and Georgia Parnell collected one hit apiece for the...

PREP SOFTBALL: DH Conley sweeps doubleheader from Saints

HOLLYWOOD CROSSROADS -- Southern Wayne dropped a doubleheader, 3-2 and 11-0, to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe D.H. Conley on Wednesday evening. Mackenzie Bryan threw a three-hitter in game one. "Defensively in the first game, Caroline Summerlin, Kya Hunter and...

BOYS' TENNIS: WCDS pulls out win over Lawrence

Wayne Country Day grabbed two doubles points and turned back Lawrence Academy, 5-4, in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon. The No. 1 tandem of Alec Fritzinger-Gray Langston and No. 2 duo of Charlie Dees-Michael Geer each prevailed 8-4 against their respective...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

COLLEGE GOLF: UMO's Nick Adams earns all-conference honors

SNOW HILL -- University of Mount Olive's Nick Adams earned all-Conference Carolinas honors after a third-place finish in the season-ending conference tournament contested at Cutter Creek Country Club. Course conditions cancelled third-round play. Adams filed a two-day round of 145,...

COLLEGE BASEBALL: UMO is No. 1 seed for league tournament

HIGH POINT -- Regular-season champion and No. 1-ranked University of Mount Olive is the No. 1 seed for the season-ending Conference Carolinas tournament. The Trojans (42-7 overall) face sixth-seeded Pfeiffer in opening-round play. Game time is 7 p.m. at the...

POSTPONEMENTS: Inclement weather induces changes

Tuesday's heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding caused several schools in the News-Argus readership area to cancel events. -- Outdoor track: Eastern Wayne will have to wait another 24 hours to host its first meet in more than a decade. The...

GOLF: Ashworth, Scott each post an ace at GMGC

Jonathan Ashworth and Ralph Scott each recently recorded hole-in-one during play on the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Club links. Ashworth used a pitching wedge to hole out on the No. 16 layout -- his second ace of his career. Playing partners...

PREP BOYS' GOLF: Spring Creek advances to regional

CLINTON -- Spring Creek and Lakewood shared third place overall during the team portion of the season-ending Carolina 1-A Conference tournament contested on the soggy Lakewood Country Club sinks Tuesday afternoon. The Gators slushed their way to a four-player score...