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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trojan women advance in CC lacrosse tournament

UMO Sports Information MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive will make its first-ever appearance in the Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse tournament semifinals after a 15-8 victory over sixth-seeded Converse (S.C.) on Tuesday afternoon. Candace Corkin and Michelle Fortier...

Pitt County Classic: Saints claim 10-inning thriller after loss to SW Edgecombe

rcoggins@newsargus.com BETHEL -- The baseball gods, on rare occasions, change allegiances during a game. They certainly shined on Southern Wayne at the perfect time Tuesday evening. No-hit through five innings and their confidence disappearing during every at-bat, the Saints got...

Pitt County Classic: Warriors rally past So. Alamance, dump N. Pitt

rcoggins@newsargus.com BETHEL -- "Don't give in." Eastern Wayne head baseball coach Jabo Fulghum delivered that message after each half inning against Southern Alamance on Tuesday afternoon. His encouragement didn't fall on deaf ears, especially to three players -- Ryan Kelly,...

CBA slips past Panthers on softball diamond

PIKEVILLE -- C.B. Aycock held off a late charge from North Johnston and escaped with a 10-9 victory over the non-conference foe. The Golden Falcons cranked out 12 hits, including three hits and three RBI from Keely Fulghum. Allison Shingleton...

Hawley has 4 goals in Princeton victory

Chelsea Hawley scored four goals for Princeton during their 7-2 trumping of Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Tuesday evening. Kassandra added two goals and an assist and Emily Woodward notched a goal to round out the scoring. Jessica...

Pitt County Classic: Day 3 box scores

Pitt County Classic (at North Pitt HS, Bethel) So. Alamance 000 400 0 -- 4 2 3 Eastern Wayne 101 024 x -- 8 11 1 Leading hitters -- Southern Alamance -- Alex Durham 1-2, HR, 2 RBI. Eastern Wayne...

Carolina 1A leader Princeton shuts out James Kenan

PRINCETON -- Princeton scored four runs in the first inning and six in the third inning to beat Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan 10-0 in five innings Tuesday evening. Tori Paul and Savanna Massengill each had two hits and...

Pitt County Classic: CBA defeats Riverside, Powhatan (Va.)

aetzler@newsargus.com WINTERVILLE -- Bobby Hampton's performance against Powhatan (Va.) seemed like a tale of two pitchers. The Charles B. Aycock junior struck out the side twice and had eight strikeouts through the first three innings. Then came the dreaded fourth...

Wayne Christian stays unbeaten in league play

Wayne Christian scored eight runs in the top of the first and cruised to a 17-1 mercy-rule victory over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Trinity of Raleigh. Brandon Price had four hits and three RBI to lead the way for...

Pitt County Classic: North Lenoir slips past New Bern

Daron Gray picked up a victory on the mound after coming in to relieve Landon Letchworth in North Lenoir's 4-3 triumph over New Bern in the Pitt County Classic Tuesday. Gray pitched three innings of one-hit shut-out ball. Tyler Smith...

Rebels' Ivey, Britt combine for 1-hitter

Cody Ivey and James Britt combined for a one-hitter and 10 strikeouts in North Duplin's 19-0 trouncing of Carolina 1-A Conference foe Neuse Charter on Tuesday. Ivey led the Rebels offense going 4-4 with four RBI. Tyler Potter had two...

Wise's bunt caps Faith Christian's 7th-inning rally

Levi Wise laid down the game-winning RBI bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Faith Christian a win over N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A foe Trinity Christian 15-14 on Tuesday. Jack Casbarro led the offense with three...

Pitt County Classic: Greene Central falls to Riverside

Greene Central's seventh-inning rally fell short and Greene Central lost 5-2 to Riverside in the Pitt County Classic on Tuesday. Nick Kearney, Chandler Barrow, Austin Batchelor and Kevin Ormond supplied the hits for Greene Central. Austin Mooring endured the loss...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Baseball: C.B. Aycock 8, Eastern Wayne 4 -- Chandler Matthews threw three innings of two-hit ball to lead C.B. Aycock to a win over the Eastern Wayne on Monday afternoon. The Warriors scored all four runs...

Pitt County Classic: Saints snap 11-game skid

rcoggins@newsargus.com Southern Wayne tossed aside its frustrating 11-game win streak like a worn-out rag doll on Monday afternoon. Kevin Williams threw a complete game, Drake Shaw smashed a home run and the Saints dumped Washington, 11-1, in mercy-rule fashion during...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Betty Jean Gurley earned low net honors and daughter, Teresa Shearin, claimed low gross and low putts during weekly play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Linda Cannon emerged as the game-of-the-week winner....

Pitt County Classic: North Lenoir earns split

North Lenoir upended D.H. Conley, 8-7, in eight innings during the Pitt County Classic on Monday afternoon. Orlando Cannon pitched two shutout innings and earned the win in relief for the Hawks. Tyler Smith, Landon Letchworth, Jacob Baird, and Luke...

Pitt County Classic: Warriors win slugfest

Eastern Wayne claimed a wild, 14-12 victory over North Stafford (Va.) on the historic Guy Smith Stadium diamond. Ryan Faucette earned just his second mound win of the spring. The Warriors (8-11 overall) tasted victory for just second the time...

Pitt County Classic: Aycock rallies past Alexander Central

aetzler@newsargus.com GREENVILLE -- After struggling at the plate for much of the season, Charles B. Aycock first baseman Jacob Naughton had found a bit of rhythm in practice. Head coach Charles Davis gave him a spot start to see if...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Rebels earn 1-1 split on softball diamond

Mikayla Koch batted 5-for-5 and collected three RBI during North Duplin's 13-0, mercy-rule conquest of East Duplin during the Duplin County Easter Invitational. Rylee Pate contributed three hits and two RBI. Shaily McCarty (two RBI), Christin Boykin (RBI) and Haley...

Cougar golfers compete in Palmetto meet

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Goldsboro High shot a final-round team score of 437 during the 17th annual Palmetto High School Golf Championships that concluded on the Jones Course at Sea Trail Golf Plantation. The Cougars placed 19th in first flight...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Baseball: South Central 4, C.B. Aycock 2 -- Charles B. Aycock (12-5 overall) surrendered all four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning during its 4-2 loss to South Central. Caleb smith had two of...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Trojans win 5th straight Conference Carolinas regular-season baseball title

rcoggins@newsargus.com TIGERVILLE, S.C. -- The season could have gone sour in mid-March for the University of Mount Olive baseball team. The Trojans couldn't find their identity. Returning starters failed in their duties and one key performer served a 30-game suspension....

Aycock's Madison Martin signs NLI with Lees-McRae

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Madison Martin experienced the proverbial trifecta during her official visit to Lees-McRae. The Division II school is nestled in the picturesque Great Smoky Mountains and offers a top-notch athletic training curriculum. Plus, the Bobcats are trying to...

ALL-AREA: Rosewood's Grantham picked girls' coach of the year

The All-Area second team consists of Krystal Yelverton (Rosewood), Naheria Hamilton (Eastern Wayne), Charley Cox (Princeton), Destini Covington (Goldsboro), Myleah Jones (C.B. Aycock) and "sixth man" Jasmine Covington (Eastern Wayne). "Before, I really wasn't concerned with my rebounds (but) this...

ALL-AREA: Aycock's Williams selected boys' top hoops player

The All-Area second team is comprised of Cody Ivey (North Duplin), Micah Smith (Eastern Wayne), Joel Davis (WCDS), Myron Carmon (Goldsboro), Michael Wooten (Princeton) and "sixth man" Victor Jenkins (Faith Christian). "It's a tremendous and rare opportunity when you coach...

ALL-AREA: Princeton's Davis named boys' hoops coach of the year

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Four returning starters who had played basketball together since middle school appeared poised to lead Princeton to a successful campaign on the hardwood this winter. It certinaly didn't start out that way. A double-overtime loss against archrival...

ALL-AREA: Eagles' Mercer named girls' top hoops player

rcoggins@newsargus.com Rick Grantham's phone rang one afternoon. Deziree Baker was on the other end. She asked Grantham if she, Lexi (Mercer) and Alicia (Burns) could meet with the first-year Rosewood head coach for a couple of preseason workouts. Grantham readily...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Trojan softball sweeps archrival Barton

UMO Sports Information WILSON -- Senior right-hander Carly White tossed back-to-back complete games and the University of Mount Olive swept archrival Barton College, 10-0 and 7-3, in a Conference Carolinas softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. White logged two strikeouts and...

Pitt County Classic: Area teams face solid competition

rcoggins@newsargus.com County rivals Eastern Wayne, Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne are eager to take a break from the rigorous and grueling Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference schedule. That doesn't mean they can relax too much, though. All three teams begin...

DHC defeats Eastern Wayne in ECC 3A/4A action

Eastern Wayne couldn't overcome three errors in the sixth inning and lost to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe D.H. Conley, 6-0, on Thursday evening. Ryan Faucette endured the pitching loss. He allowed six runs (two earned) on six hits and...

Blue Devils blank Cougars in ECC 2A baseball

Goldsboro endured an 11-0, five-inning defeat at the hands of Eastern Carolina 2-A foe South Lenoir on Thursday evening. Jared Howard led the offense with two hits for the Cougars. Kenny Stempien, Damon Pate, Cayce Herring and Isaiah Cole each...

Rebels drop two county foes

A 17-hit offensive outburst propelled North Duplin to a 15-4 victory over East Duplin on Thursday evening. James Britt, Blake Rhodes and Charlie Mac Holloman each had three hits in the win for the Rebels. Trey Pate go the win...

Wayne Christian stays unbeaten in CCC 1A play

Wayne Christian cranked out 13 hits on its way to a 12-1 mercy-rule triumph over Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Cape Fear Christian on Thursday. Hunter Burt, Tanner Rose, Holden Foster and Tyler Mozingo each had two hits in the...

Hall paces WCDS past Ridgecroft

Patrick Hall provided two hits and two RBI as Wayne Country Day topped Ridgecroft, 6-2, in non-conference action Thursday afternoon. Drew Barnes added a hit and an RBI. Mitch Turnage, Parker Smith Amane Godo and Zach Barfield all added hits...

North Lenoir shuts out Kinston in baseball

North Lenoir defeated Eastern Carolina 2-A foe Kinston 11-0 in six innings Thursday evening. Landon Letchworth got the win on the mound, throwing five innings allowing no runs on three hits. He struck eight and walked four. Daron Gray threw...

Hampton's 16 strikeouts not enough for Golden Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- Bobby Hampton's 16 strikeouts weren't enough as South Central stole a 3-1 victory over C.B. Aycock in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference action Thursday evening. South Central scored two unearned runs. Garrett Joyner led Aycock's offense with three doubles...

One big inning sparks Princeton

PRINCETON -- Princeton scored all of its runs in the sixth inning and defeated South Johnston, 6-1, in non-conference play Wednesday evening. Savanna Massengill and Kelsey Peedin led the Bulldogs with two hits apiece. Logan Pace and Charley Cox each...

Warrior softball falls to JH Rose

GREENVILLE -- Trisha Bell carried a no-hitter into the third inning and Eastern Wayne held a 6-0 lead, but J.H. Rose stormed back for an 11-7 triumph in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Wednesday. The Rampants capitalized on a pair...

North Lenoir trounces ECC softball foe Kinston

North Lenoir trounced Eastern Carolina 2-A foe Kinston 16-0 in three innings Thursday evening. Blythe Greene led the Hawks' offense with a double and a triple. Kelsie Stocks (2-2) and Nicole Robinson (1-2) each added two RBI. Allison Montague added...

Kliss notches lone goal for CBA

PIKEVILLE -- Anja Kliss notched Charles B. Aycock's lone goal in the second half of a 5-1 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe J.H. Rose on Thursday evening. The Golden Falcons (8-6-1 overall, 2-6-1 ECC) are the guests of...

Pittard has 9 saves in Cougars' defeat

Becka Pittard recorded nine saves in goal during Goldsboro's 2-0 loss to Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe South Lenoir. The Cougars took five shots on goal, including three by Jordan Christian. Goldsboro (2-7-0 overall, 2-2-0 ECC) entertains Kinston on April...

Warriors shut out Falcons on soccer pitch

Eastern Wayne scored in the first minute of the match and never took its foot off the gas on its way to a 5-0 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A foe South Central. Cheyenne Craft scored the first two goals for...

Burroughs walked, teammates handle offense

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- A day after breaking the North Carolina state home run record, Charles B. Aycock first baseman Meredith Burroughs didn't get in too many swings Thursday evening. South Central pitcher Kayla Harris walked Burroughs four times. Burroughs contentedly...

C.B. Aycock-S. Central softball box

South Central 101 001 0 -- 3 4 3 C.B. Aycock 270 010 x -- 10 11 1 Leading hitters -- South Central -- Brae Mizelle 1-4; Courtney Reynolds 1-3; Logan Waters 1-4; Lauren Conway 1-3 RBI. C.B. Aycock --...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Spring Creek turns back Princeton, 7-4

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Spring Creek's defense started out in shaky fashion. Logan Miller needed an inning or two to find his groove. Once the two meshed, the Gators cruised past Princeton, 7-4, in consolation-round play of the 2014 Deacon Jones...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Rosewood blanks N. Johnston in title game

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Maybe Jordan Gurley should get sick more often -- especially on days he's scheduled to pitch. The Rosewood hurler battled a 101-degree temperature and queasy stomach most of Thursday, but showed no ill effects against an old...

Deacon Jones Invitational: Day 2 boxscores

2014 Deacon Jones Invitational (at Princeton HS) Third-place game Spring Creek 110 102 2 -- 7 6 2 Princeton 200 101 0 -- 4 7 4 Leading hitters -- Spring Creek -- Logan Miller 1-5; Sawyer Smith 2-3, 2 RBI;...