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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

University of Mount Olive Briefs

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- The University of Mount Olive Trojans opened play at the Newberry College Invitational on Monday with a team score of 313.  Nick Adams fired a 1-over par 73 -- one of the day's better rounds --...

Monday, February 20, 2017

BASKETBALL: First-round playoff times and sites

Tuesday's gamesGIRLS Rosewood at Perquimans    5 p.m. Spring Creek at Lejeune    6 p.m. C.B. Aycock at Terry Sanford    6 p.m. E. Guilford at E. Wayne    6:30 p.m. Southside at Princeton        6 p.m. BOYS Ocracoke at Spring Creek    7 p.m....

WRESTLING: Rosewood's Todd, Helt each win individual state title

rcoggins@newsargus.com GREENSBORO -- Moments after Rosewood's Jordan Todd emerged as the 132-pound state 1-A individual champion Saturday evening, he posed for an Instagram photo with Nick Quillen. Quillen signaled No. 1 with his right index finger and wrapped his left...

WRESTLING: Eagles gain redemption

rcoggins@newsargus.com GREENSBORO -- Redemption. A selfless act. Two rewards -- one unexpected. After a heart-breaking loss to Robbinsville in the dual-team state 1-A final, Rosewood did what it normally does -- regroup, refocus and get after it on the mat...

WRESTLING: CBA's Wallace encounters 'interesting' journey

GREENSBORO -- Excited that he met his weekend goal, Charles B. Aycock wrestler Joshua Wallace ran down the tunnel toward the locker room inside the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday evening. His celebration didn't last long. "Dad (Terry) called me back...

WRESTLING: Saints' Taylor runs into pair of tough opponents

GREENSBORO -- A senior in his first-ever appearance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A individual championships, Tim Taylor of Southern Wayne ran into a pair of seasoned opponents. The No. 4 seed from the East region, Taylor...

WRESTLING: CBA freshman Hughes turns in 1-2 worksheet at states

GREENSBORO -- East regional champ Tyler Hughes claimed his first-ever win on the biggest stage in high shool wrestling. The freshman defeated Anson's Achee Hoskins 3-1 during their opening-round match of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A individual...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Hilltop eliminates Faith Christian from playoffs

FUQUAY-VARINA -- Hilltop Christian prevailed 51-40 and eliminated Faith Christian from the N.C. Christian Schools Association Class 2-A playoffs Friday evening. Jordan Lawhon emerged as the Conquerors' top scorer with 15 points. Reagan Baumgardner contributed 14 points. Faith ended...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Holloman leads WCDS with 20 points in season-ending loss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Jala Holloman dropped in 20 points during Wayne Country Day's season-ending loss to Trinity Christian in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1-Aplayoffs Saturday evening. Lillian Freeman added 15 points. "The girls played very well and competed...

BASKETBALL: Playoff pairings finally released

rcoggins@newsargus.com CHAPEL HILL -- A computer glitch and a Twitter message caused plenty of consternation among high school basketball coaches Saturday evening. And the N.C. High School Athletic Association took plenty of criticism via social media regarding its decision...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Gators topple Tigers, win Carolina 1A tourney

bcoley@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- Spring Creek head coach Taylor Jones felt the energy ooze out of his team Friday night during pre-game shoot around. The Gators were locked in -- more so than he had ever seen. It was so extreme,...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Princeton tops Rosewood in Carolina 1A tourney final

bcoley@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- Princeton's Jazmaine McCain looked on from the bench, eagerly waiting her turn. The senior was saddled with three fouls in the first half, so Bulldogs' head coach Paula Wooten decided to sit her the entire third quarter...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Kinston dominates Goldsboro

rcoggins@newsargus.com KINSTON -- Goldsboro's semifinal-round upset of then-unbeaten Greene Central turned some heads among its Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference basketball brethren Wednesday evening. And opened the eyes -- wide -- of head Kinston coach Perry Tyndall. "Number one, I said...

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Mozingo notches 3rd save, UMO tops USC Aiken 1-0

jhayes@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Senior right-hander Austin Hutchison scattered three hits over eight innings, catcher Jose Lopez scored on a wild pitch and the University of Mount Olive felled traditional Division II pillar USC-Aiken, 1-0, under perfect skies on Saturday...

SOFTBALL: Princeton's Braswell signs with NC Wesleyan

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- During her "imaginary" teaching days, Beth Braswell would slip into her mom's high heels and wobble into her bedroom. Armed with dry-erase markers, she'd scribble lesson plans on the whiteboard and teach class. Now, she'll get the...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- WCDS @ Greenfield

Wayne Country Day 11 12 21 26 -- 70 Greenfield 23 19 23 22 -- 87 WAYNE COUNTRY DAY (19-11) Cole Atwood 0 20-0 6, Jimmie Sanders 5 3 9-12 28, Marcus Metcalf 2 0 0-0 4, Case Kermode 1...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Greenfield eliminates WCDS from NCISAA 1A playoffs

bcoley@newsargus.com WILSON -- It didn't really matter what Wayne Country Day did on defense. The Chargers couldn't stop Greenfield's 3-point barrage, its mid-range game and certainly not its drives to the basket. The Knights couldn't miss if they tried. Wounded...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Princeton vs. Rosewood

Rosewood 3 7 13 7 -- 30 Princeton 17 8 8 16 -- 49 ROSEWOOD (15-11) Payton Lane 0 1 5-9 8, Braylee Butts 1 0 1-10 3, Hannah Daniels 3 0 0-0 6, Ada Riveria 0 1 0-2...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Goldsboro vs. Kinston

Goldsboro 23 10 10 10 -- 53 Kinston 19 24 22 15 -- 80 GOLDSBORO (12-12) Darryl Gaddis 2 0 1-5 5, Isaiah Cogdell 3 0 1-2 7, Jaryan Hargis 2 2 5-7 15, Tyohn McKinzie 0 1 0-2 3,...

BASKETBALL: Playoff seeding delayed

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com CHAPEL HILL -- Who expected this? The N.C. High School Athletic Association delayed seeding the basketball playoffs until today due to computer problems. The Association made the announcement via Twitter. Before the glitch occurred, at...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- S. Creek vs. Kenan

Spring Creek 18 18 18 19 -- 73 James Kenan 17 16 9 27 -- 69 JAMES KENAN (17-5) Desmond Hillery 1 0 0-0 2, Kamel Smith 7 1 4-4 21, Jarem Lovette 3 0-1 6, Ken Avent 1 0...

WRESTLING: Rosewood's Todd, Helt win individual state crowns

rcoggins@newsargus.comGREENSBORO -- It's official.Rosewood is THE wrestling dynasty in eastern North Carolina.The Eagles proved it in dominating fashion Saturday evening.Jordan Todd (132 pounds) and Cameron Helt (182) each emerged as an individual state champion, and Rosewood successfully defended its team...

Friday, February 17, 2017

SOFTBALL: UMO splits twinbill with Winston-Salem State

UMO Media Relations MOUNT OLIVE -- Emily Chaisson tossed a complete-game six-hitter in the nightcap, and the University of Mount Olive split a non-conference softball doubleheader against in-state rival Winston-Salem State on Thursday. Chaisson (3-1) fanned three WSSU batters during...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Rosewood battles past Neuse Charter

CALYPSO -- Grind down. Attack mode. Those two principles were on prominent display Thursday evening as the Rosewood varsity girls' basketball team rallied by acclaimed Neuse Charter, 60-53, in semifinal-round action of the Carolina 1-A Conference tournament at North Duplin...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Spring Creek bounces Princeton in semifinals

CALYPSO -- Sophomore guard Dayquan Bynum scored 15 points, grabbed three rebounds and paced a baseline-to-baseline victory by the Spring Creek varsity boys' basketball team over pesky Princeton High in semifinal-round play of the Carolina 1-A Conference tournament Thursday evening....

FEATURE: Who's in the playoffs?

So, who's in? That's a good question, depending on who you might ask. Fans from all walks in all programs throughout Wayne County have strong opinions regarding their school colors, and it may be wise to expect more pontification than...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Lawrence Academy @ WCDS

Lawrence Academy 8 10 9 6 -- 33 Wayne Country Day 26 20 12 14 -- 72 LAWRENCE ACADEMY (13-10) Rebekah Goodwin 1 0 1-2 3, Lauren Baker 4 2 0-2 14, Gracen Rogers 4 0 0-0 8, Lindsey Smith...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Holloman drops 31 points on Lawrence

bcoley@newsargus.com Wayne Country Day head coach David Flowers is used to seeing his girls' squad start slowly. However, when Lawrence Academy came to town Thursday night, the Chargers decided to slam their foot on the gas pedal immediately. WCDS scored...

WRESTLING: CBA's Hughes, a freshman, stands confident

rcoggins@newsargus.com GREENSBORO -- A quiet and humble student of the ancient martial art of jit-jitsu, Tyler Hughes doesn't size up an opponent when he steps onto the wrestling mat. Instead, he relies on his best asset -- an even-keel mentality....

WRESTLING: Taylor bringing back tradition at Southern Wayne

rcoggins@newsargus.com GREENSBORO -- Southern Wayne head wrestling coach Frank Stauffer constantly checked the bracket sheets once they were posted after each round Saturday afternoon. One name kept appearing -- Alex Nobles. A collision course seemed immiment. Stauffer kept quiet and...

WRESTLING: Edmundson's Eagles enter weekend set to defend individual crown

rcoggins@newsargus.com GREENSBORO -- Despite the disappointment experienced by Rosewood's wrestling team two weeks ago, one goal still remains in sight -- a second consecutive N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A individual team state championship. The Eagles can anticipate some...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Rose eliminates EW from ECC 3A-4A tournament

GREENVILLE -- Myesha Best led a balanced offensive attack with 10 points during Eastern Wayne's 60-38, semifinal-round loss to J.H. Rose in the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference tournament Wednesday evening. Rayna Gibson scored nine points, followed by Nyesha Best...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Terra Ceia @ WCDS

Terra Ceia 15 15 21 20 -- 71 WCDS 21 16 12 27 -- 76 TERRA CEIA (25-2) Quentin van Essendelft 0 0 3-4 3, Darius Blackledge 2 0 2-2 6, Messiah Barnes 3 4 3-4 21, Austin Roscoe 2...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: WCDS headed back to Elite 8

bcoley@newsargus.com Terra Ceia may have entered Wayne Country Day's gym as the No. 11 seed, but the Chargers expected a fight. And that's exactly what they got Thursday night. The Warriors -- whose crowd seemed much louder than the home...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Rosewood vs. Neuse Charter

Rosewood 11 10 15 24 --60 Neuse Charter 17 9 16 11 --53 ROSEWOOD (15-10) Payton Lane 5 0 3-7 13, Braylee Butts 5 0 15-19 25, Hannah Daniels 2 0 1-2 5, Nekia Williams 5 0 5-8 15, Allana...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Princeton vs. Spring Creek

Princeton 10 14 11 24 --59 Spring Creek 16 13 17 21 --67 PRINCETON (11-15) Landon Futrelle 0 0 2-2 2, Colby Sullivan 0 0 4-6 4, Earl Gibson, Jr. 5 1 7-8 20, Austin Sullivan 0 1 4-6 7,...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

UMO: Jones has double-double as Trojan women defeat Barton

UMO Media Relations WILSON -- Kiara Jones posted a double-double and University of Mount Olive handed arch rival Barton a 78-71 loss on the Conference Carolinas women's basketball scene Wednesday evening. Jones pumped in a career-high 27 points and snared...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Princeton advances to Carolina 1A final

jhayes@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- As the old Twain saying goes, the full value of joy resides in its division with someone else. That seemed the motto Wednesday evening for the Princeton varsity girls' basketball outfit, whose balanced display of motion efficiency...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Rams penned; Key locks gate for Goldsboro

rcoggins@newsargus.com DEEP RUN -- Goldsboro found the right "Key" to lock Greene Central's pen Wednesday evening. Junior shooting guard Keyshorn Smith provided a career-high 19 points off the bench as the Cougars stunned the previously-unbeaten Rams, 86-70, in semifinal-round action...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Spring Creek vs. Princeton

at Calypso Spring Creek 9 3 10 8 --30 Princeton 17 13 4 12 --46 SPRING CREEK (13-11) Destiney Sutton 5 0 5-6 15, Ashley Marriner 1 1 0-0 5, Jordan Lane 0 0 4-8 4, Ivey Rouse 2 0...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: BOX -- Goldsboro boys vs. GC

Greene Central 25 13 16 16 -- 70 Goldsboro 14 17 25 30 -- 86 GREENE CENTRAL (22-1) Donquez Davis 2 2 2-3 12, Rhaheem Edwards 2 3 0-0 13, Torrence Clark 2 0 3-9 7, Alvin Vines 0 0...