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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Preps digest: JV news

JV * Girls' soccer: Wayne Country Day 7, Northeast Charter Prep 0 -- Janae Jones punched in four goals during the Chargers' regular-season finale Friday afternoon. Ally Willman, Isabel Vigneault and Langley Barnes (two assists) each contributed one goal....

UMO baseball wins another Conference Carolinas regular-season crown

UMO Media Relations BELMONT -- Zak Orrison's lead-off walk began a stretch of six consecutive base-on-balls as No. 12-ranked University of Mount Olive avoided a three-game sweep with a 22-2 victory over Conference Carolinas foe Belmont Abbey on Saturday afternoon....

Aycock's Courtney Warner signs NLI to run track at East Carolina

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- A competitive athlete with untapped potential, Courtney Warner didn't think about running track until her sophomore season. But the Charles B. Aycock senior felt she needed to keep in shape. "I just decided to try it," she...

Athletic directors have tough, thankless job

Writer's block occurs at any time and causes frustration, especially when you're on deadline or writing a feature that takes time to process your thinking and organize your notes. Columns are the same way. Some days the ideas flow freely...

Boxscore: C.B. Aycock-So. Wayne baseball

C.B. Aycock 430 050 0 -- 12 7 1 So. Wayne 002 010 0 -- 3 7 1 Leading hitters: C.B. Aycock -- Chandler Matthews 1-2, RBI; Bobby Hampton 3-4, 4 RBI; Jake Naughton RBI; Trent Herndon 2-2, 2B, 2...

Golden Falcons run past Saints, claim regular-season sweep

cellis@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- The box score looked almost identical. Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne each had seven hits and one error. The only difference -- the Golden Falcons won 12-3 in the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference matchup Friday evening....

37th Greater Goldsboro Road Race: Mooneyham, Woodlock win 10k races

rcoggins@newsargus.com A light rainfall and overcast skies greeted competitors as they strolled through water-logged Stoney Creek Park on Saturday morning. And each -- all 153 in total -- had either similar or different goals during the 37th installment of the...

37th Greater Goldsboro Road Race results

Overall results from the 37th annual Greater Goldsboro Road Race contested at Stoney Creek Park. Runners competed in a 1-mile fun run, 5k walk, 5k run and 10k run. 10k RUN Runner, Town Time 1. Joseph Mooneyham, Pikeville 36:42 2....

Strickland, Barnes lead WCDS past reigning 1A state champ

John Strickland and Drew Barnes staged a fifth-inning uprising as Wayne Country Day defeated reigning independent 1-A state champion Freedom Christian, 7-4, on Friday afternoon. Strickland's solo home run and Barnes' two-RBI double broke a 4-4 tie. "This was a...

Bears beat Warriors on 8th-inning walk-off homer

NEW BERN -- Victor Spellman swatted a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, and lifted New Bern past Eastern Wayne, 2-0, in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference game played at Boykin Field on Friday evening....

North Lenoir's Burke no-hits Goldsboro

Drew Burke threw a no-hitter as North Lenoir handed Goldsboro a 14-0, mercy-rule defeat in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play Friday evening. Burke walked two and retired seven Cougars on strikeouts. Luke Jackson paced the Hawks' offense with three hits...

Adkins gets hat trick in Princeton's triumph over James Kenan

Madison Adkins punched in a hat trick (three goals) as Princeton cruised past James Kenan, 7-3, on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene. Kassandra Velasquez knocked in two goals. Jessica Brush and Peyton Whitley each had one goal. Brush and Chelsea...

CBA freshman earns medalist honors on golf links

Charles B. Aycock freshman Nick Wise earned medalist honors with an 80 during a non-conference dual meet against Princeton contested on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. The Golden Falcons defeated the Bulldogs, 343-409. Evan Aycock and Harrison G posted...

Golden Falcons' Waddell, Shingleton combine for 1-hitter

DUDLEY -- Taylor Waddell and Allison Shingleton combined for a one-hitter inside the pitcher's circle during C.B. Aycock's 12-0, mercy-rule conquest of Southern Wayne on Friday evening. Waddell retired five of the nine batters she faced on strikeouts during a...

Carolina 1A softball leader Princeton routs James Kenan

WARSAW -- Hailey Wood threw a complete-game shutout inside the pitcher's circle during Princeton's 19-0, mercy-rule shellacking of Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan. Wood logged a season-high 13 strikeouts and permitted two hits. Taylor Carroll (five RBI) just missed...

Rosewood netters slip past Wayne Country Day

Rosewood earned the decisive points at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, and slipped past Wayne Country Day, 5-4. The Eagles' No. 2 duo of Jake Smith-Lucas Parrish eased past the Chargers' combo of Young Wang-Lance Davis, 8-3. The No. 3...

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ried punches in two goals, Gators keep lead in Carolina 1A soccer

aetlzer@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Things don't always end well when Rheanna Ried tries to dribble the ball close to the opposing keeper for a shot. "When I get too close I'm afraid I'm going to hit the goalie or something,...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

A total of 15 women competed for weekly honors on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Teresa Shearin emerged as the game-of-the-week winner. Rhonda Williams carded low gross. Shelley Leader took low net and Mary Ann Sutton earned low putts....

Strickland tallies lone goal in CBA loss to New Bern

PIKEVILLE -- New Bern scored four goals in the first half and cruised to a 7-1 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe Charles B. Aycock on Thursday evening. Ariel Strickland scored the lone goal for the Golden Falcons in...

McCollum swats another home run for the Gators

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Campbell University signee Rachel McCollum homered for the sixth time this season and struck out 13 batters in the pitcher's circle Spring Creek trampled Lakewood 15-0 in a Carolina 1-A Conference clash Thursday. Ashley Marriner and Alanna...

Aycock netters clinch berth in 3A dual-team tennis playoffs

Charles B. Aycock secured the lone dual-team playoff seed from the 3-A portion of the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference with an 8-1 triumph over Eastern Wayne on Thursday afternoon. The Golden Falcons collected singles wins from Alan Best, Stanton Head,...

Spring Creek trio combines to no-hit Lakewood

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Sawyer Smith, Will Rouse and Logan Miller combined to throw a no-hitter as Spring Creek pounded Carolina 1-A Conference foe Lakewood, 18-1, on Thursday evening. Allen Coor and Miller each doubled. Chad Spurgeon, Hunter Walker and Levi...

Preps digest: JV, middle school news

JV * Baseball: Charles B. Aycock 1, New Bern 0 -- Trey Jordan threw a one-hit shutout and struck out two New Berns in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference game against New Bern on Thursday afternoon. Nolan Harrell's sacrifice...

Mozingo takes second-half hit, Warriors dump Falcons

cellis@newsargus.com The injury looked serious in the moment. Just six minutes into the second half of Eastern Wayne's 5-1 win over 3-A/4-A foe South Central, forward Megan Mozingo took a kicked ball right off the face and immediately crumpled onto...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UMO baseball, softball each claim non-conference twinbill sweep

UMO Media Relations MOUNT OLIVE -- Justin Manning delivered a game-winning walk-off hit and Hunter Barnett earned his first mound decision of the season as No. 12-ranked University of Mount Olive swept in-state region foe Wingate University on a rainy...

Thursday preps

Boys' tennis Rosewood 7, Spring Creek 1 * SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood earned five singles points and handed Spring Creek a 7-1 loss on a dreary Wednesday afternoon. Second-seeded Jeremy Lintner, third-seeded Jake Smith, fourth-seeded Lucas Parrish, fifth-seeded Chase Bartlett...

Boxscore: Rosewood-Princeton baseball

Rosewood 001 030 2 -- 6 8 3 Princeton 208 000 X -- 10 4 2 Leading hitters -- Rosewood -- Boone Moody 2-3, 3 RBI; Max White 1-1, RBI; Jacob Dubose 1-3; Ethan Chapin 1-3; Bryce McKeel 1-3; Hayden...

Mozingo scores twice as Warriors defeat Saints, 4-3

Megan Mozingo notched a pair of goals as Eastern Wayne sloshed its way past county rival Southern Wayne, 4-3, on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference scene Tuesday evening. Claire Molloy and Brennan Dove also scored for the Warriors. Senior Dixie...

Morrow, Best, Mooneyham each emerge victorious for CBA

GREENVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock had three individual first-place finishes and took third overall during a four-team Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference meet ran at J.H. Rose on Wednesday. Senior TJ Morrow won the 400-meter dash. Alton Best had the top...

Ayden-Grifton shuts out Goldsboro

Goldsboro dropped a 10-0 decision to Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Thursday. Additional details were not available....

Bulldogs break loose in third inning

aetzler@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Bruce Proctor is used to playing small ball. So if you ask him how it makes him feel when his team puts up eight runs in an inning, the 15-year Princeton head baseball coach perks up. "Shoot,...

Ramirez notches 8-goal outing against North Lenoir

DUDLEY -- Dixie Ramirez scored eight goals and Southern Wayne trounced North Lenoir 9-0 via the mercy rule on Wednesday evening. Sarah Joyner had the other goal for the Saints. The Saints (6-4-1 overall) entertain C.B. Aycock next Tuesday....

McKeel's walk-off single completes EW's 7th-inning comeback

cellis@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne is developing a flair for the dramatic. The Warriors scored three seventh-inning runs and earned a 3-2, walk-off win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe South Central on Wednesday afternoon. A pitcher's duel for most of the...

Rosewood seals overall outcome in singles play

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood earned five singles points and handed Spring Creek a 7-1 loss on a dreary Wednesday afternoon. Second-seeded Jeremy Lintner, third-seeded Jake Smith, fourth-seeded Lucas Parrish, fifth-seeded Chase Bartlett and sixth-seeded Jared Bradley each emerged victorious in...

Hall claims medalist honors; CBA emerges as top team

Goldsboro's Matt Hall shot an even-par 36 on the back nine and claimed medalist honors with a 74 during a three-team, non-conference meet at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Wednesday. Charles B. Aycock edged the host Cougars, 327-336, in team...

Boxscore: E. Wayne-S. Central baseball

So. Central 000 000 2 - 2 5 0 E. Wayne 000 000 3 - 3 7 2 Leading hitters: Eastern Wayne - Lee Daniels 1-3 2B, RBI; Andrew McKeel 1-3, 2 RBI; Coy Barnett 2-3, Collin Nix 2-3; So....

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Preps digest: JV news

JV * Wayne Country Day 2, Faith Christian 0 -- Langley Barnes converted a second-half penalty kick and Isabel Vigneault provided a goal in the Chargers' shutout over the Patriots. Wayne Country Day (4-1-1 overall) concludes regular-season play Friday...

Early-afternoon and late-night storms postpone area games

Late afternoon rain storms rendered conditions unplayable and forced the postponement of several games scheduled in the News-Argus readership area Tuesday evening. Weather permitting, teams will attempt to play those washed-out games today. A total of 18 events are on...

Princeton "Brushes" aside Rosewood in soccer

cellis@newsargus.com As the skies cleared and the rain let up, girls' soccer teams from Princeton and Rosewood trickled out of the locker rooms and back onto the field. The Bulldogs returned to the field looking revitalized after an unenthusiastic first...

Aycock girls race past Greene Central in track

SNOW HILL -- Distance runner Mackenzie Stewart emerged victorious in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, and Charles B. Aycock cruised past Greene Central, 78-59, on the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex track. Stewart also ran the opening leg on the...

Kenan's Pridgen claims medalist honors

CLINTON -- James Kenan's Cole Pridgen claimed medalist honors with 68, while Lakewood emerged as the low-scoring team during a Carolina 1-A Conference meet played on the Timberlake Golf Course links. Griffin Faircloth fired a 73 for Lakewood, which posted...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Hiromi Sueki secured low gross during weekly play contested on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Charlotte Campbell and Betty Holloway claimed low net and low putts, respectively. Sueki won second low gross in championship flight play during an Eastern...

Jackson's 3-run bomb lifts Hawks on baseball diamond

Luke Jackson mashed a three-run homer as North Lenoir pummeled South Lenoir 10-3 in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play Tuesday evening. Chad Ginn got the win on the mound, pitching 51/3 innings and striking out eight. He allowed three runs...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Boxscore: Wayne Christian-Greenfield baseball

Greenfield 101 100 1 -- 4 9 0 Wayne Christian 200 010 0 -- 3 4 3 Leading hitters: Greenfield -- Isaiah White 3-4, 2B; Jake Taylor 2-4, 2 RBI; Dwayna Sutton 1-3, 3B; Hunter Stokely 2-3. Wayne Christian --...

Seventh-inning miscues aid Greenfield against Wayne Christian

rcoggins@newsargus.com Wayne Christian's players gathered down the right-field line behind first base and listened as assistant baseball coach Lee Price talk about what had just transpired on the field. On occasion, the players glanced toward the scoreboard. Others looked down....

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Softball: Grantham 7, Wayne School of Engineering 6 -- Mackenzie Bryan cranked out four hits to help keep the Bulldogs unbeaten in six outings this season. Kelly Dail contributed two hits. Amber Pfennig, Kasey Vann and...

Spring Creek claims Carolina 1A softball shutout

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Ashley Marriner and Rachel McCollum combined for 10 strikeouts inside the pitcher's circle during a 10-0, mercy-rule conquest of Carolina 1-A Conference foe Hobbton on Monday. Methodist University commit Sarah Ford, Marriner, McCollum and Hailey Jones each...

Golden Falcons' Wheeler has 3-RBI night in loss to S. Johnston

FOUR OAKS -- Mackenzie Wheeler drove in three runs during Charles B. Aycock's 6-5, non-conference loss to South Johnston on Monday evening. It was a rematch of last year's eastern 3-A regional championship series won by CBA. Lead-off batter Mookie...

Faith Christian falls to TEACH

Christian Mills just missed hitting for the cycle in Faith Christian's 10-6, non-conference loss to TEACH on Monday afternoon. Mills singled, doubled, tripled and knocked in three runs. Dylan Downey, Jordan Hill and David Parrish provided one hit apiece. The...

CBA boys dominate non-league track meet

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock emerged victorious in 10 individual events and claimed three relays during a 97-40, non-conference triumph over Greene Central on the James R. Fulghum Athletic Complex track Monday afternoon. The Golden Falcons' "double winners" were...

Wayne Christian golfers place 2nd

SANFORD -- Blake Floars and Ethan McKenzie helped Wayne Christian place second overall during a five-team match contested at Sanford Municipal Golf Course on Monday afternoon. Floars posted a nine-hole round of 40, while McKenzie shot a 45. Teammates Drake...

Harkay's game-winning goal stops Hobbton

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Madison Harkay notched the game-winning goal with four minutes left in regulation, and Spring Creek escaped Hobbton, 3-2, in a Carolina 1-A Conference game Monday. Harkay's goal completed her hat trick that included two first-half goals. Jordan...

Mercer gets hat trick against Goldsboro

Lexi Mercer posted a hat trick (three goals) and Payton Lane provided four assists in Rosewood's 5-2, non-conference triumph over Goldsboro on the Branch Pope Field pitch Monday evening. Freshman Shelby Lemasters and sophomore Rebecca Fitzmaurice each added a single...

Chargers' Margaret Tanner punches in three second-half goals

Margaret Tanner notched a natural hat trick (three consecutive goals) during the second half of Wayne Country Day's 6-0 romp over nemesis Greenfield on the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference scene Monday afternoon. Tanner tallied her first goal barely two...

ECC 2A champ, regional-bound Goldsboro dominates on the links

Matt Hall continued his quest for Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference player-of-the-year accolades with a medalist round of 3-over-par 74 on the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course links Monday afternoon. Ty West added a 78 for the Cougars, who have already...

Monday, April 13, 2015

UMO: Trojan men's team earns piece of Conference Carolinas regular-season title

MOUNT OLIVE -- No. 32-ranked University of Mount Olive put the finishing touches on its second consecutive Conference Carolinas men's tennis regular-season championship with a pair of weekend victories. The Trojans (14-3 overall, 9-0 CC) dropped only one match...

Klemmer scores ace at Goldsboro Municipal GC

John Klemmer recorded a hole-in-one on No. 12 during a round of golf at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Sunday afternoon. Klemmer used a 6-iron. Playing partners Scott Learn, James Griffin and Danny Warren witnessed the feat....