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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

VOLLEYBALL: Wayne Christian sweeps Goldsboro, tallies 10th victory

Hannah Sladick played a shanked ball off her foot that curled over Goldsboro's side of the net and dropped just inside the line. Three plays later, Wayne Christian teammate Ashlee Harrelson stretched to dig out a line shot by the...

VOLLEYBALL: Golden Falcons sweep Bruins

WILSON -- Tanika "Mookie" Powell paced a balanced offensive attack with six kills during Charles B. Aycock's 25-8, 25-21, 25-13 non-conference conquest of Beddingfield on Monday afternoon. Arlanda Faulkner and Mackenzie Wheeler contributed five and four kills, respectively, in the...

Monday, August 29, 2016

WAYNE COUNTY CLASSIC: Williams fills in, leads Warriors past Cougars

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com The Wayne County Classic, a shiny new model of the 46-year old gridiron clash between Eastern Wayne and Goldsboro High, was defined time and again on Friday evening by two distinct elements. One, an absurd amount...

STORY: Wayne Christian spikers top WCDS in straight sets

Wayne Christian handed county and Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference rival Wayne Country Day a 25-7, 25-18, 25-15 loss inside Clifford Gymnatorium on Friday evening. The Eagles scored the first 15 points of the opening set with Holly Gurley on...

STORY: Chargers strike in 2nd minute, roll past University Christian

Hunter Bryson converted a cross by Nehemiya Shaw in the second minute, and sparked Wayne Country Day to an 8-0, non-conference conquest of University Christian on Friday afternoon. Bryson finished with a hat trick (three goals) for the Chargers, who...

STORY: North Johnston breaks loose in 4th quarter

KENLY -- North Johnston erupted for 20 fourth-quarter points and turned back rival Rosewood, 27-13, on Friday evening. The Eagles tied the game at 7-7 on Cameron Helt's 1-yard plunge in the third quarter. The teams entered the fourth period...

STORY: Raiders survive shootout with Bulldogs

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Midway scored the game-winning touchdown in the final 60 seconds, and upended Princeton, 55-54, on Friday evening. The Bulldogs seized a 54-48 lead on Earl Gibson Jr.'s 13-yard scamper with about 4 minutes regulation. Midway drove the...

STORY: Panthers close out Rebels in 2nd half

PINETOWN -- Will Archer accounted for 128 yards of total offense in North Duplin's 28-10, non-conference road loss at Northside on Friday evening. Archer broke free for a 45-yard touchdown with 8-plus minutes left in the second quarter. The first-year...

STORY: Gators' defense collars Devilpups

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- To say Spring Creek's defense feasted on an anemic Lejeune offense would be an understatement. The Gators certainly walked away with full bellies Friday evening. SC converted three turnovers into 19 points and made 22 stops...

STORY: Rams explode early, answer Golden Falcons' rally

By BEN COLEY bcoley@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock wished nothing more than to avenge a 57-point, shutout loss to Greene Central a year ago. The Rams never granted the wish. Unique Johnson's 10-yard touchdown run and Jackson Batchelor's TD...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Volleyball: Wayne Country Day d. Wayne Christian 25-20, 25-18 -- Jala Holloman collected four kills during the Chargers' road win Friday afternoon. Lexi Jeffreys contributed three kills. Cate Eagles served six aces. Middle schools * Volleyball: Wayne Country...

BOX: Rosewood football at North Johnston

Rosewood 0 0 7 6 -- 13 North Johnston 7 0 0 20 -- 27 Third quarter RHS -- Helt 1 run Fourth quarter RHS -- Godwin 25 pass from Chapin INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Rosewood -- Cameron Helt 23-92, TD;...

BOX: Princeton football at Midway

Princeton 7 20 21 6 -- 54 Midway 7 20 21 7 -- 55 Third quarter P -- Gibson Jr. 65 run (kick good), 8:00 Second quarter P -- M. Stallworth 85 run (kick failed), 11:00 P -- Crocker 1...

BOX: North Duplin football at Northside

North Duplin 3 7 0 0 -- 10 Northside 6 6 8 8 -- 28 First quarter ND -- Craig 26 FG, 4:18 Second quarter ND -- Archer 45 run (Craig kick), 8:41 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: North Duplin -- Kenny...

BOX: Lejeune football at Spring Creek

Lejeune 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Spring Creek 20 20 12 6 -- 58 First quarter SC -- Davis 30 run (kick failed), 5:09 SC -- Dawson 15 pass from Smothers (Miller kick), 3:27 SC -- Young 50 pass...

BOX: Greene Central football at C.B. Aycock

Greene Central 13 13 6 20 -- 52 CB Aycock 0 7 13 21 -- 41 First quarter GC -- Johnson 10 run (kick failed), 6:31 GC -- Bynum 91 pass from Batchelor (Crespo kick), 3:11 Second quarter CBA --...

BOX: Eastern Wayne football @ Goldsboro

Eastern Wayne 7 0 7 7 -- 21 Goldsboro 7 0 0 0 -- 7 First quarter EW -- Williams 4 run (Dove kick) G -- Owens 95 interception return (Quiroz kick) Third quarter EW -- Jackson 6 run (Dove...

Friday, August 26, 2016

GIRLS' TENNIS: WCDS dominates Oakwood

rcoggins@newsargus.com Four returning starters. Three all-state performers. Two new faces. And to no one's surprise, Wayne Country Day -- a school where tradition never graduates -- continues to roll along. The Chargers posted shutouts in eight of nine contested matches...

BOYS' SOCCER: Saints, Gators play to scoreless draw

bcoley@newargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- On the field, the Spring Creek and Southern Wayne's soccer players frequently exchanged possession and aggressively charged at the ball. On the sideline, however, was a duel in strategies between father and son -- Saints' head...

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Texas Rangers bringing minor league team to Kinston in 2017

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com KINSTON -- With a freshly-manicured outfield at historic Grainger Stadium as the backdrop on a sun-splashed Thursday afternoon, avid baseball fans finally realized their five-year wait is over. After nearly two years of speculation, minor...

WAYNE COUNTY CLASSIC: Warriors, Cougars square off on gridiron

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@nwsargus.com Last week's gridiron tilt at New Hope finalized the debut of Eastern Wayne alum and recently-minted varsity head coach Leander Oates. As season-opening fare goes, it was palatable. The Warriors spilled North Lenoir, 14-6, on...

JV FOOTBALL: C.B. Aycock 54, Greene Central 24

Charles B. Aycock 54, Greene Central 24 -- CBA scored on every offensive possession and the defensive converted two turnovers into touchdowns during its road win Thursday evening. Seth Shepard tallied four rushing touchdowns for the Golden Falcons. Tyler Hughes...

JV FOOTBALL: Goldsboro 40, Eastern Wayne 14

Goldsboro 40, Eastern Wayne 14 -- Tilwan James rushed for 142 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Darius Cash provided 141 yards and two TDs during the Cougars' road rout of their cross-town rival Thursday evening. Quarterback Brody Morton...

GIRLS' GOLF: Golden Falcons' Sauls shoots team-low 43 at GMGC

Five strokes separated the top four golfers during a five-team meet contested Thursday afternoon at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. South Johnston's Sydney Wheeless claimed medalist honors with a 39 -- one stroke lower than runner-up Natalie Hill of Smithfield-Selma. Charles...

GIRLS' TENNIS: Rosewood cruises past Spring Creek

Amanda Haggerty picked up the lone singles point during Spring Creek's 8-1 loss to county rival Rosewood on Thursday afternoon. Haggerty won 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 2 flight. The Gators endured the first loss of the season in four...

GIRLS' TENNIS: Eastern Wayne turns back New Bern in doubles

Eastern Wayne emerged victorious at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, and upended New Bern, 5-4, on the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference scene Thursday afternoon. The No. 2 doubles of Elizabeth Sutton-Emily Uzzell posted an 8-2 win. Teammates Bella Bowen-Samantha...

VOLLEYBALL: Princeton sweeps county rival

Senior middle hitter Daisey Eklund contributed 10 kills, three aces and six blocks as Princeton cruised past county rival South Johnston 26-16, 25-18, 25-15 in non-conference action. Kortney Edwards logged two kills and one ace. Lily Eklund, Erika Hines, Leah...

VOLLEYBALL: Holloman has 8 kills in WCDS loss

Wayne Country Day dropped a 25-11, 25-15, 25-17 non-conference decision to The Oakwood School on Thursday evening. Jala Holloman led the Chargers with eight kills and four service aces. Wayne Country Day (1-6 overall) travels to Wayne Christian today....

VOLLEYBALL: North Duplin scratches in win column

Haley Brogden cranked out 10 kills and served six aces during North Duplin's 25-22, 25-23, 25-17 non-conference conquest of Lejeune on Thursday afternoon. Taylor Walker posted seven kills and three blocks. Kenzie Taylor collected three blocks and three kills. Anna...

VOLLEYBALL: Gators stop Saints in 3 sets

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Ivet Carreno delivered 14 assists and served a pair of aces as Spring Creek handed county rival Southern Wayne a 25-8, 25-11, 25-12 loss at "The Swamp" on Thursday evenng. Fernanda Martinez provided six aces and six...

VOLLEYBALL: CBA sweeps Goldsboro, now 5-0 overall

Charles B. Aycock remained perfect in five outings this season with a 25-21, 26-24, 25-20 triumph over county foe Goldsboro on Thursday afternoon. Arlanda Faulkner paced the Golden Falcons' offense with 17 kills, while senior Cyerra Carter pounded out nine...

BOYS' SOCCER: Eagles' Massengill punches in all 4 goals vs. Goldsboro

Stalen Massengill notched a hat trick-plus-one (four goals) during Rosewood's 4-0, non-conference conquest of county foe Goldsboro on Thursday evening. Gio Abril, Daniel Aburto and Logan Mitchell each provided an assist. The Eagles (2-2-0 overall) are the guests of Eastern...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Volleyball: North Duplin d. Lejeune 25-17, 25-19 -- The Rebels (1-2 overall) snapped a season-opening two-match skid. * Volleyball: Wayne Country Day d. Oakwood 25-8, 25-21-- Cate Eagles, Graysen Jeffreys and Katie Strickland combined for nine aces...

TENNIS BOX: Oakwood girls @ WCDS

Wayne Country Day 9 Oakwood 0 Singles: Jennifer Potts (WCDS) d. Stasia Austin 6-0, 6-0; Ally Willman (WCDS) d. Eliza Wood 6-0, 6-0; Eliza Eagles (WCDS) d. Ellie Osbourne 6-0, 6-0; Langley Barnes (WCDS) d. Elizabeth Whitehurst 6-0, 6-0; Nancy...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Football outlook - week two

Greene Central (1-0) at C.B. Aycock (1-0) Last meeting: 2015, Greene Central won 57-0 Notable: The Golden Falcons and Rams have played each other every season since 1962. Aycock snapped a 6-game road skid last week at Rosewood. Aycock's emphasis...

Thursday digest

Volleyball Southern Wayne 3, Southern Nash 2 * DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne tallied the final five points of the decisive fifth set and handed Southern Nash a 17-25, 25-16, 22-25, 26-24, 15-11 defeat. "What a nail biter!" first-year SW head...