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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Princeton cruises by James Kenan in Carolina 1A opener

WARSAW -- Princeton opened Carolina 1-A Conference play with a 25-18, 25-16, 25-7 romp over James Kenan on Tuesday afternoon. Daisey Ecklund had eight kills and four blocks. Taylor Carroll supplied five kills. Beth Braswell served six aces. Kortney Edwards...

Pittard's 14 kills spark Goldsboro past So. Wayne

Becka Pittard cranked out a match-high 14 kills and served three aces during Goldsboro's 25-16, 25-20, 25-17 conquest of county rival Southern Wayne on Tuesday afternoon. Matti Rose Lyon dished out 18 assists and had five aces. Kaylee Lyon collected...

North Lenoir dispatches Rocky Mount in volleyball

Mya Parks logged 10 kills as North Lenoir handed Rocky Mount a 25-5, 25-23, 25-10 defeat on Tuesday afternoon. Paige Sports and Laura Haerer provided six and five kills, respectively. Reagan Avery registered four kills. The Hawks remained unbeaten in...

Rosewood opens conference play with 3-set sweep of Hobbton

Rosewood opened its Carolina 1-A Conference season with a 25-10, 25-21, 25-14 victory over Hobbton on Tuesday afternoon. Lexi Mercer recorded eight kills, three assists and five digs. Macy Tyndall emerged as the defensive leader with 11 digs, while Carrie...

Sladick has all-around floor game in Wayne Christian's home win

Hannah Sladick recorded six kills, five aces and one block during Wayne Christian's 25-8, 25-13, 25-8 romp over Christ Covenant of Winterville in Clifford Gym on Tuesday afternoon. Setters Emily Wells and Kasey Norris combined for 14 assists. Kaylin Darden...

Thomas has 15 assists in Chargers' win over RM Academy

Hannah Neal posted five kills as Wayne Country Day upended Rocky Mount Academy 25-15, 25-15, 14-25, 25-27, 15-10 in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon. Dekiya Thomas distributed 15 assists. Savannah Strickland served an ace. The Chargers (3-8 overall) travel to Oakwood...

Golden Falcons roll over Conley in ECC 3A-4A tennis

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock swept the singles and doubles courts during a 9-0 triumph over D.H. Conley in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A match contested Tuesday afternoon on the Luke Vail Courts. Cassidy Coerver, Kassidy Pitchford, Casie Belom, Sabrina Johnson,...

Aycock golfers take match at Cardinal CC

KENLY -- Charles B. Aycock edged Rosewood 160-163 in a five-team, non-conference match contest on the Cardinal Country Club links Tuesday afternoon. Rosewood's Lindsey Burton earned medalist honors with a 43. Aycock's Abby Sauls took second with a 48 and...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Evelyn Rose dropped in a pair of birdies and earned low gross during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Betty Holloway secured low net. Linda Cannon had low putts. Hiromi Sueki also recorded a birdie....

Bethel defeats Faith in NCCSA 2A play

KINSTON -- Bethel Christian scored two goals in each half during a 4-0 shutout over Faith Christian in a N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A game Tuesday afternoon. The Conquerors' Raleigh Anderson attempted a penalty kick that hit the crossbar. Faith...

Chapin has lone goal in Eagles' road loss

KENLY -- Ethan Chapin punched in Rosewood's lone goal in a 5-1, non-conference loss to North Johnston on Tuesday evening. Daniel Alberto recorded the assist. The Eagles (3-2-0 overall) launch their 2015 Carolina 1-A Conference season next Wednesday at Hobbton....

WCDS boys' soccer team posts road shutout

ROCKY MOUNT -- Three different players scored goals as Wayne Country Day blanked Rocky Mount Academy, 3-0, on Tuesday afternoon. Tony Townsend, Ben Cohen and Matt Kierski each collected one goal. Cohen, Hunter Bryson and John Thompson dished out one...

Saints get another "Sure" victory

Darwin Sure collected Southern Wayne's lone goal in a 1-0, non-conference conquest of Northern Nash on Tuesday afternoon. The Saints swept the regular-season series. SW keeper Michel Ponce had 10 saves....

CBA nets shutout over Wayne Christian on soccer pitch

Charles B. Aycock receive goals from four different players in a 4-0, non-conference triumph over Wayne Christian on Tuesday afternoon. It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Dallen Edwards, Zach Zacharzuk, David McIver and Oscar Carcomo each punched...

Castenada punches in hat trick (3 goals) for Rebels

CALYPSO -- Dario Castenada notched a hat trick (three goals) and Luis Velasquez scored twice as North Duplin turned back South Lenoir, 7-3, at H.E. Grubbs Field on Tuesday evening. The Rebels' Greg Hildago-Moreno and Juan Garcia each scored one...

PREPS DIGEST -- JV, middle schools

JV * Girls' tennis: Rocky Mount Academy 7, Wayne Country Day 2 -- Hanna McKeithan and Nancy Chen each picked up a singles win for WCDS. The Chargers travel to Arendell-Parrott Academy today. * Boys' soccer: Wayne Country Day...

Rebels' Thurston takes 1st at Carolina 1A XC meet

bdavis@newsargus.com Spectators, family, and classmates cheered as Haley Thurston crossed the finish line first with no one near her Tuesday afternoon. The North Duplin junior finished first during the Carolina 1-A Conference girls' cross country race in 22 minutes, 5...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Golden Falcons rally in 5th set, complete sweep of RHS

rcoggins@newsargus.com Strong serving and defense has been Rosewood's calling card during the non-conference portion of its volleyball season. But it's still missing a hitter to compliment senior Lexi Mercer. The Eagles played a passive fifth set, while county rival Charles...

PREPS DIGEST -- JV, middle schools

JV * Volleyball: Rosewood d. C.B. Aycock 12-25, 25-23, 25-18 -- Jala Holloman collected three kills, three digs and served three aces in the Eagles' comeback win. Toree Marak supplied three aces. Braylee Butts, Maddie Honn, Lana Nuwara and...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Mary Ann Sutton and Libby Newsome claimed game-of-the-week honors during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Cathy Garris and Novella Zambelli shared low net. Linda Watson secured low putts with a chip-in on hole No. 2. Watson also...

Sure gets lone goal in Saints' home win

DUDLEY -- Darwin Sure knocked in Southern Wayne's lone goal during a 1-0, non-conference triumph over Southern Nash on Monday evening. The Saints (3-1-0 overall) entertain Northern Nash today....

Princeton volleyball earns sweep of Midway

PRINCETON -- Daisey Ecklund notched 11 kills and posted six blocks during Princeton's 25-8, 25-23, 25-15 conquest of Midway on Monday afternoon. Taylor Carroll recorded 10 kills and three digs. Kesley Peedin and Kortney Edwards combined to serve nine aces....

Wayne Christian notches road win

KINSTON -- Wayne Christian scored five of the final six points in the decisive fifth set and rallied past Bethel Christian 25-17, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 15-11 on Monday afternoon. The fifth set was tied at 10-all before the Eagles pulled...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wayne Christian finishes runner-up in Lee Christian Falcon Classic

SANFORD -- Hannah Sladick and Holley Gurley earned all-tournament team recognition as Wayne Christian finished runner-up to in the Lee Christian Falcon Classic contested Saturday. The Eagles defeated Northwood Temple and Cornerstone Christian in straight sets before splitting with...

Tip drill seals Goldsboro's victory over rival Eastern Wayne

rcoggins@newsargus.com Goldsboro High's Maurice Stokes heard the ball bounce off the Eastern Wayne receiver's helmet. He tipped it into the hands of teammate Ronnie Tookes. A mere 72 seconds later, the Cougars did the unthinkable -- stun county rival Eastern...

Golden Falcons suffer shutout loss at hands of GC

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central dominated Charles B. Aycock, 57-0, in a lights-out game -- literally -- on Friday. The field went dark for 15 minutes. And there was a question as to whether the Golden Falcons would overcome a...

Anderson scores Conquerors' lone goal in loss

Raleigh Anderson punched in Faith Christian's lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Greenville Central in NCCSA 2-A play Friday afternoon. Cooper Bowler provided the assist....

Freeman, Thomas spark WCDS in road loss

MERRY HILL -- Wayne Country Day's modest two-match win streak ended with a 23-25, 25-17, 21-25, 22-25 non-conference loss to Lawrence Academy on Friday afternoon. Lillian Freeman paced the Chargers' offensive attack with 10 kills. Dekiya Thomas provided 17 kills...

Clark has four kills Faith Christian's 3-set loss

Madelyn Clark recorded four kills during Faith Christian's 12-25, 21-25, 21-25 loss against Greenville Christian on the N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A scene Friday afternoon. Olivia Pearce served two aces, dished out three assists and logged two blocks. Olea Pittman...

Midway spoils Gaster's debut as head coach

PRINCETON -- Midway put touchdowns on the board in each of the first three periods and handed Princeton a season-opening, 20-0 defeat at Harvey Brooks Field on Friday evening. The loss spoiled the debut of new Bulldogs head coach Travis...

Rebels' offense struggles inside Panthers' 30-yard line

CALYPSO -- North Duplin turned the ball over on downs on four possessions inside the Pinetown Northside 30-yard line, and endured a 20-12, home-opening loss Friday evening. Emiliano Mora paced the Rebels' offense with 161 yards and two touchdowns on...

Eagles explode offensively in second and third quarter

Rosewood exploded for 27 points in the second and third quarters combined, and throttled North Johnston, 41-20, at Branch Pope Field on Friday evening. Senior Mike Woodard accounted for 196 yards of total offense, including 155 yards on the ground....

Spring Creek off to 2-0 start for 1st time in program history

JACKSONVILLE -- Spring Creek is off to a 2-0 start for the first time in its 14-year history after a 21-10, non-conference triumph over Lejeune on Friday evening. "I told the kids congratulations after the game last night," SC head...

BOX -- Spring Creek-Lejeune

Spring Creek 0 0 21 0 -- 21 Lejeune 0 10 0 0 -- 10 Third quarter SC -- Casper 19 run (Casper pass to Dawson), 11:30 SC -- Dawson 10 pass from Casper (run failed), 3:40 SC -- Sutton...

BOX -- Rosewood-N. Johnston

North Johnston 7 6 0 7 -- 20 Rosewood 7 13 14 7 -- 41 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Rosewood -- Mike Woodard 22-155, 2 TDs; Cameron Helt 20-97, TD; Marquail Al-montaser 2-28, TD; Tronqull Blue 2-5. PASSING: Rosewood -- Helt...

BOX -- Princeton-Midway

Midway 7 7 6 0 -- 20 Princeton 0 0 0 0 -- 0 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Princeton -- Earl Gibson 20-107; Adrian Whack 14-91; Nick Hare 3-3; Adam Crocker 2-(minus-19). PASSING: Princeton -- Crocker 4-12-1, 69. RECEIVING: Princeton --...

BOX -- North Duplin-Pinetown Northside

Northside 6 0 0 14 -- 20 North Duplin 0 0 6 6 -- 12 Third quarter ND -- Mora 5 run (kick faile), 3:40 Fourth quarter ND -- Mora 3 run (run failed), 2:42 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: North Duplin...

BOX -- Goldsboro-Eastern Wayne

Goldsboro 7 13 0 6 -- 26 Eastern Wayne 7 0 0 14 -- 21 First quarter G -- Bufkin 52 pass from Bowden (Stevens kick), 10:33.1 EW -- A. Hite 31 pass from Gonzalez (Dove kick), 0:00.0 Second quarter...

BOX -- C.B. Aycock-Greene Central

C.B. Aycock 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Greene Central 15 28 7 7 -- 57 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: C.B. Aycock -- Caleb Gough 16-51; Tyrique Ford 2-14; Mike Hemmingway 4-12; Tim Farner 3-6. PASSING: C.B. Aycock -- Jake Flowers...

Friday, August 28, 2015

BOX -- So. Wayne soccer at Spring Creek

Southern Wayne 2 1 -- 3 Spring Creek 1 0 -- 1 Goals: Southern Wayne (Tilus, Sure 2), Spring Creek (Ramirez). Assists: Southern Wayne (Reyes). Shots: Southern Wayne 24, Spring Creek 12. Corners: Southern Wayne 4, Spring Creek 5. Saves:...

Saints beat Gators 3-1 for 2nd consecutive day

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Talk about deja vu -- in 24 hours no less. One day after defeating county rival Spring Creek 3-1 on its home pitch, Southern Wayne turned in the same result at "The Swamp" on a cloudy...

PREPS DIGEST -- JV sports

JV * Boys' soccer: Wayne Country Day 6, Neuse Christian 0 -- Marquise Newell supplied two goals and two assists on the Chargers' home pitch Thursday afternoon. Frank Best contributed two goals. David Gurley delivered one goal. Nehyamia Shaw...

Goldsboro, Eastern Wayne renew rivalry on football field

rcoggins@newsargus.com Not much has changed for the Eastern Wayne football team. Except the players. The Warriors lost 17 seniors to graduation a year ago -- including their top playmaker and three dangerous receivers. Bennett Johnson says they're just as good...

Walnut Creek LGA news

Hiromi Sueki claimed low gross during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Dot Julian emerged as the low net winner. Sam Gillett won low putts. Linda Cannon had a chip in....

Burton, Sauls finish among top 3 on Lane Tree GC links

Rosewood senior Lindsey Burton finished second overall with a 5-over-par 41 during a four-team, non-conference meet contested at Lane Tree Golf Club on Thursday afternoon. C.B. Aycock's Abby Sauls claimed third individually with a 44. Smithfield-Selma, led by Parker Watson's...

Wayne Country Day dominates Oakwood in girls' tennis

Wayne Country Day posted six shutouts in nine contested matches and handed The Oakwood School a 9-0, non-conference defeat on Thursday afternoon. Gianna Democko, Jennifer Potts, Ally Willman and Langley Barnes did not lose a game in their respective singles...

CBA netters win ECC 3A-4A tennis opener

PIKEVILLE -- C.B. Aycock began defense of its Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A regular-season championship with an 8-1 decision over county rival Southern Wayne on Thursday afternoon. Cassidy Coerver, Casey Belom, Sabrina Johnson, Meredith Jones and Grayson Lane each posted a straight-set...

Once-beaten WCDS blanks Wayne Christian

Eight different players got into the scoring act as once-beaten Wayne Country Day rolled past county rival Wayne Christian, 7-0, on Thursday evening. Matt Kierski supplied two goals for the Chargers, who improved to 5-1-0 overall this season. Tony Townsend...

Rosewood sweeps series against Goldsboro on soccer pitch

Stalen Massengill tapped in the eventual game-winning goal in the second half as Rosewood upended Goldsboro, 3-2, at Branch Pope Field on Thursday evening. Massengill added an assist for the Eagles, who swept the regular-season series from the Cougars. Ethan...

North Lenoir spikers east past North Pitt

Laura Haerer cranked out a team- and match-high 24 kills and collected nine blocks during North Lenoir's 25-11, 17-25, 25-18, 25-27, 15-11 conquest of North Pitt on Thursday afternoon. "(An) entire team effort. The defense played hard," NL head coach...

Ecklund leads Bulldogs to road volleyball win

FOUR OAKS -- Daisey Ecklund just missed a double-double with 13 kills and nine blocks during Princeton's 25-21, 28-26, 25-18 triumph over county rival South Johnston on Thursday. Taylor Carroll added nine kills, two blocks and two aces. Kelsey Peedin...

Gators, Saints split matches on volleyball court

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek handed county foe Southern Wayne a 25-23, 25-19, 25-21 non-conference loss Thursday afternoon. "There were still some streaks of wonderful volleyball from this young team, however, consistency is still an issue to work on in...

Tripple has 11 kills in Rosewood's 3-set win

Tayzlie Tripple pounded out 11 kills as Rosewood swept county rival Goldsboro 25-17, 25-21, 25-15 inside Norvell T. Lee Gymnasium on Thursday evening. Kaitlyn Kincaid, Kendall Gurley and Ada Rivera combined for 19 assists. Gurley added four aces for the...

1-on-1 conversation with PHS volleyball coach Paige Renfrow

Princeton High head varsity volleyball coach Paige Renfrow took the program to new heights last November. After two consecutive runner-up finishes in eastern regional 1-A play, the Bulldogs finally reached the pinnacle by defeating East Surry for the school's first-ever...