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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Eastern Wayne 25-22, 25-22, 25-15 -- Taylor Smith served eight aces for the Eagles, who finished a perfect 13-0 and seized the Wayne County Middle School Athletic Conference regular-season championship. Maddie Honn contributed...

Rampants shut out Saints

GREENVILLE -- Southern Wayne endured a 1-0 loss to J.H. Rose in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference match Monday evening. The Saints conclude regular-season play at home Wednesday against county foe Eastern Wayne. Each team has already qualified for the...

Hawks double up Cougars in ECC 2A soccer

Uziel Garcia notched the eventual game-winning goal in the 46th minute as North Lenoir rallied past Goldsboro, 4-2, in an Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference game Monday evening. Eric Holloway put the Hawks on the board in the 23rd minute on...

Barnes scores twice, Eagles escape North Duplin

Zack Barnes scored twice during Rosewood's 2-1, senior night victory over North Duplin in Carolina 1-A Conference play Monday evening. Hayden Amodeo and Ethan Chapin each had an assist. Ronaldo Castenada collected an unassisted goal for the Rebels. ND keepers...

Spring Creek captures Carolina 1A boys' soccer crown

WARSAW -- Spring Creek dethroned James Kenan as the Carolina 1-A Conference champion with a 5-3 victory at Bill Taylor Field on Monday evening. The Gators (15-4 overall, 12-2 Carolina) won their seventh league championship in the past nine years....

Anderson scores lone goal in Warriors' senior night win

aetzler@newsargus.com As shot after shot after shot deflected off the crossbar or sailed wide of the goal, players from Eastern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock wondered if anyone would ever find the net. Christian Anderson started to get nervous. "It's...

Rosewood's Burton finishes 3rd in East 1A/2A girls' golf regional

rcoggins@newsargus.com Leann Domotrovits remembered last year's trip to Walnut Creek Country Club. The Croatan senior and Rosewood's Lindsey Burton staged an epic four-hole playoff to determine the individual regional champion. Domotrovits left little doubt this time. Steady from the opening...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Walker, Belom-Coerver move on to state tennis tournament

WILSON -- Three Charles B. Aycock players extended their respective tennis seasons at least one more week with runner-up efforts in the 2014 N.C. High School Athletic Class 3-A eastern regional contested at Barton College. Top-seeded Ashton Walker dropped...

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Football: Spring Creek 36, Eastern Wayne 14 -- Dominique Morse rambled for a 60-yard touchdown and returned a fumble for another score in the Gators' victory over the Warriors. Javon Newsome and Isaiah Gray provided one...

North Lenoir sweeps Graham in 2A volleyball playoffs

La GRANGE -- A trio of North Lenoir hitters combined for 25 kills in North Lenoir's 25-14, 25-21, 25-23 triumph over Graham in first-round play of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A playofs. Paige Sports led the Hawks'...

Top-seeded Lee County knocks out Aycock

SANFORD -- Charles B. Aycock concluded its season with a 4-25, 12-25, 24-6 loss to top-seeded Lee County in the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs. No additional details were provided....

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Hiromi Sueki claimed low gross honors in first flight play during action on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Kathy Woodard secured low net. Sam Gillette and Evelyn Rose shared low putts. Charlotte Campbell emerged as the low gross winner...

Tilus finds home away from home at Southern Wayne

aetzler@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- You don't walk on his field. Obens Tilus doesn't believe in walking. He's used to running and has done so his entire life -- either on the soccer pitch or all over the world. He's left his...

Rebels' Quintanilla claims 1A east singles title

GREENVILLE -- North Duplin's Julissa Quintanilla emerged as the NCHSAA Class 1-A eastern regional singles champion. Quintanilla returns to action Friday in the state tournament in Cary. The Rebels, meanwhile, play host to county rival Wallace-Rose Hill in second-round action...

Prep notebook: Griffin makes amends, contributes well in Cougars' loss

Two weeks ago, Ray'quan Griffin got kicked out of practice by head coach Bennett Johnson for being more about himself than the rest of the team. He was trash-talking his own teammates and eventually it just went too far....

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A little bit of luck sends Kierski, Wayne Country Day to second round

rcoggins@newsargus.com Sheer luck. But Matt Kierski and his Wayne Country Day teammates will certainly take it. Kierski's rebound shot on a free kick in the 56th minute lifted the fifth-seeded Chargers past Neuse Christian, 2-1, in opening-round action of the...

Eastern Wayne volleyball falls short against Gray's Creek

rcoggins@newsargus.com Tears streamed down her face as Sara Rice buried her head on a teammate's shoulder. It wasn't supposed to end this way. Not her senior year. But Gray's Creek spoiled Rice and her fellow seniors' aspirations of advancing in...

Rosewood wins for fifth time in six games

After dropping three straight to start the season, Rosewood won its fifth game in six tries with a 44-20 conquest of Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin Friday night. Mike Woodard and Cam Helt combined for 255 yards rushing...

Goldsboro suffers heartbreaking defeat to Kinston

aetzler@newsargus.com There he was. The eternal optimist. Goldsboro coach Bennett Johnson crouched, staring at the ground with his visor in his hand, wondering what went wrong. Just hours before he was running down the sidelines fist pumping and chest bumping...

SW-SC box

Southern Wayne 0 0 0 6 -- 6 South Central 16 14 6 0 -- 36 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Southern Wayne -- Tyaire Allen 24-109; Manny Walker 10-24; Dallas Graham 9-22, TD; Nick Kennon 2-(minus-3); Jacob Hollingsworth 1-(minus-2). PASSING...

Princeton-SC Box

Spring Creek 0 0 0 8 -- 8 Princeton 36 20 0 6 -- 62 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Princeton -- Johnny Frasier 7-162, 3 TDs; Kiade Richardson 8-47; Adam Crocker 3-28, TD; Michael Wooten 3-26, TD; Jordan Stallworth 1-22;...

Preps digest

CAMDEN -- Rosewood's season came to an end with a 25-13, 25-17, 25-13 loss to Camden County in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A volleyball playoffs Saturday afternoon. Ada Rivera had 16 assists....

N. Duplin-Rosewood box

North Duplin 0 14 0 6 -- 20 Rosewood 6 20 12 6 -- 44 Second quarter ND -- C. Kornegay 20 pass from Mora (Jaimes kick), 4:51 ND -- B. Kornegay 62 run (Jaimes kick), 0:17 Fourth quarter ND...

NC prep football scores

Albemarle 45, North Moore 0 Alexander Central 21, Statesville 17 Apex 40, Cary 10 Ashe County 48, East Wilkes 14 Asheville 48, McDowell County 14 Asheville Erwin 26, Asheville Roberson 9 Asheville Reynolds 76, Enka 10 Ayden-Grifton 30, South Lenoir...

James Kenan - Lakewood Box

James Kenan 7 0 21 0 -- 28 Lakewood 0 0 0 6 -- 6 First quarter JK -- Washington 72 pass from Avent III (Hernandez kick), 11:22 Third quarter JK -- Williams 39 run (Hernandez kick), 6:28 JK --...

Goldsboro-Kinston box

Kinston 0 0 16 8 -- 24 Goldsboro 14 0 6 0 -- 20 First quarter GHS -- Griffin 54 pass from Bowden (McAlduff kick), 11:17 GHS -- Baker 59 pass from Bowden (McAlduff kick), 1:15 Third quarter GHS --...

E. Wayne-JH Rose box

J.H. Rose 17 6 0 0 -- 23 Eastern Wayne 14 28 14 7 -- 63 First quarter JHR -- Spell 2 run (Alexander kick), 10:29 EW -- Richards 53 pass from KK Best (Dove kick), 8:07 JHR -- Williams...

CBA DH Conley Box

DH Conley 7 7 7 14 -- 35 CB Aycock 7 0 0 0 -- 7 First quarter CBA -- Darden pass from Morrow (Matthews kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- CBA -- TJ Morrow 15-31, R'keesh Greene 10-20, Tyrique Ford...

Emily Ricks leads Princeton volleyball to second round

aetzler@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- After a slow start, freshman Emily Ricks walked behind the back line with her team trailing by four. Serving in a varsity playoff game for the time, an expressionless Ricks surveyed the situation. She served. Point Bulldogs....

Eastern Wayne pulls off monumental upset over JH Rose

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne answered every challenge, believed in itself and shook the foundation of eastern North Carolina high school football Friday evening. Ranked No. 8 among the state's 4-A schools, J.H. Rose -- led by three Division I recruits --...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Avila, Binar each post hat trick in Gators' lopsided win

aetzler@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- As Spring Creek's Gio Avila volleyed the cross into the back of net for his third goal of the game, Hobbton's team was trying to figure out what was happening. Meanwhile, Avila was midway through his...

Kinston trips up Goldsboro in ECC 2A soccer

Goldsboro never recovered from surrendering two first half goals and lost 3-2 to Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opponent Kinston on Thursday. Ruben Quiroz and Jacob Seate each scored for the Cougars. Michael Eovine assisted a goal and David McAlduff had...

Hawks shut down Blue Devils

North Lenoir scored two goals within a minute during the first half en route to a 4-0 win over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe South Lenoir Thursday. Nic Kennedy and Marco Campos each scored a goal and had an assist....

Rosewood slips past Lakewood, 2-1

SALEMBURG -- Despite being down five starters, Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Lakewood gave Rosewood a true test for about 45 minutes Thursday evening. Then the lights went out. The power outage at Lakewood allowed Rosewood to survive a 2-1 dogfight....

Mooneyham, Gregory, Biggins, Atwood each earn all-ECC accolades

WINTERVILLE -- Seven of 14 Charles B. Aycock runners set personal bests during the boys' portion of season-ending Eastern Carolina Conference 3-A/4-A Championships meet ran at Boyd Lee Park on Thursday. The Golden Falcons were led by Joseph Mooneyham, who...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Betty Jean Gurley claimed game-of-the-week honors on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Novella Zambelli ran away with low net, while Nan Jarrell claimed low putts. Linda Watson captured low gross with an 82....

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Football: J.H. Rose 44, Eastern Wayne 20 -- Malyk Williams' three touchdown performance under center wasn't enough for the Warriors in a 44-20 loss to JH Rose. The Warriors were tied 20-20 at halftime before Rose exploded...

Eastern Wayne defense faces Rampants' high-octane offense

rcoggins@newsargus.com Bubba Williams would certainly like to know who organized this schedule. Eastern Wayne, for the third time in a four-week stretch, meets an unbeaten team on the football field. This time, the Warriors play host to No. 9-ranked J.H....

Perennial power Union Pines eliminates C.B. Aycock

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Union Pines swept the doubles and completed a 7-0, rain-suspended victory over Charles B. Aycock in opening-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A dual-team girls' tennis playoffs Thursday afternoon. Union Pines faces Hunt in...

Golden Falcons blank South Central on senior night

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Troubled by in-fighting among teammates most of the season and haunted by its inability to finish around the goal, Charles B. Aycock played its most complete soccer game of the season Thursday evening. And on senior night,...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Volleyball: Wayne School of Engineering 3, Frink 0 -- Marcy Taylor smashed 11 aces to lead WSE to a 25-20, 25-22, 25-16 triumph over Frink on Wednesday. Nikki Olmstead added six kills. WSE improved to 4-7 this...

Saints forfeit football victory over Cougars

rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne has forfeited its non-conference victory over county rival Goldsboro High due to playing an ineligible athlete. Saints athletics director and head varsity football coach David Lee discovered the error while completing paperwork the week after...

Leopards upend Bulldogs in 5, claim Carolina 1A tourney title

rcoggins@newsargus.com WARSAW -- This was an old-fashioned, bare-knuckled fist fight between two of eastern North Carolina's top prep volleyball heavyweights. And it was a darn good one, too. Princeton and Lakewood threw a few soft jabs, some right hooks and...

Warriors get focused, defeat Golden Falcons for No. 1 seed

aetzler@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Eastern Wayne volleyball coach Jackie Lewis couldn't remember what she told her team. Senior Jenna Rouse couldn't either, but she knew the coach wasn't heaping praise their way. The Warriors had let a 10-point dwindle down to...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Boys' soccer: Wayne Country Day 3, Faith Christian of Rocky Mount 2 -- Hunter Bryson scored two goals in the final five minutes to give Wayne Country Day a 3-2 victory over Faith Christian. Nehemiya Shaw had...

Ramirez's lone goal lifts Saints on the road

WINTERVILLE -- Ulysses Ramirez tallied Southern Wayne's lone goal in a 1-0 triumph over South Central in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Tuesday afternoon. The Saints (10-5-2 overall) picked up their fourth league win of the season....

Chargers attempt shots, but can't find back of the net

ROCKY MOUNT -- Wayne Country Day attempted 20 more shots than Faith Christian of Rocky Mount, but endured a 1-0 loss in its regular-season finale Tuesday afternoon. Head coach Steven Ellis attributed the lack of scoring to a combination of...

Greene Central deals Goldsboro costly loss in ECC 2A finale

Goldsboro came out flat and tight against Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe Greene Central, and endured a 22-25, 16-25, 25-18, 18-25 loss that cost the Cougars a postseason berth. The Cougars (12-8 overall, 4-6 ECC) hope to receive a wild-card...

Princeton defeats James Kenan in Carolina 1A volleyball semifinals

PRINCETON -- Princeton defeated James Kenan in the Carolina 1-A Conference tournament semifinals 25-16, 25-19, 25-19 on Tuesday evening. Taylor Carroll led the Bulldogs with eight kills. Charley Cox notched 12 assists. Princeton meets Lakewood in the tournament championship at...

Lakewood eliminates Rosewood from Carolina 1A volleyball tournament

SALEMBURG -- Regular-season champion and top-seeded Lakewood defeated Rosewood 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 in the semifinals of the Carolina 1-A Conference tournament Tuesday evening. Lexi Mercer and Ashley Thornton combined for 19 kills. Mercer added five blocks. Ada Rivera notched 17...

WCDS seniors lead team past Pope John Paul II

Wayne Country Day capped regular-season play with a 25-19, 25-17, 25-22 triumph over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A/2-A Conference foe Pope John Paul II on Tuesday afternoon. The teams meet again Friday in the CPIC tournament semifinals at Freedom Christian Academy...

Princeton girls, boys are Carolina 1A cross country champions

NEWTON GROVE -- All-conference performers Jose Aguillon and Austin Sullivan helped lead Princeton to the 2014 Carolina 1-A Conference boys' cross country championship Tuesday afternoon. Aguillon won the meet in 17 minutes, 58 seconds. Sullivan ran the 5k course in...

Warriors sweep Saints on senior night

aetzler@newsargus.com As the third set began the seniors on the Eastern Wayne volleyball team begged coach Jackie Lewis to let them back on to the court. This was the last regular-season game they would get to play together. So for...