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Monday, September 1, 2014

Prep notebook: Gators' offense takes what Devilpups' defense gives

SEVEN SPRINGS -- While Spring Creek's offense didn't have any flashy plays, it definitely took what the Lejeune defense offered Friday evening. The Gators amassed 164 yards of total offense. Senior fullback Gary Williams and senior quarterback Logan Miller...

Football players of the week: Aug. 29

OFFENSE -- Ken Avent III, James Kenan. The sophomore quarterback threw for a career-high 247 yards and four touchdowns, and rushed for another 61 yards and a touchdown in the Tigers' 45-33 shootout loss to county archrival Wallace-Rose Hill.DEFENSE --...

Norris posts double-double in Eagles' road win

LUMBERTON -- Freshman Kasey Norris posted a double-double -- 10 kills and 21 assists -- during Wayne Christian's 24-26, 25-16, 25-23, 25-19 conquest of Antioch Christian. Norris also served five aces. Junior Emily Wells just missed a double-double with 17...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Prep football: Princeton beats Midway for first time since 1979

SPIVEY'S CORNER -- Princeton's defense locked down Midway after the first quarter and claimed a 28-7, non-conference win Friday evening. Senior quarterback Michael Wooten threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs, who beat the Raiders for the...

Greene Central erases 13-point deficit against CBA

Special to the News-ArgusPIKEVILLE -- After his team blew a 13-0 first-half lead and a pair of excellent scoring opportunities in the first quarter of its 27-20 loss to Greene Central Friday night at Hardy Talton Stadium, C.B. Aycock...

Gators claim first season-opening victory since 2002

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Two season-opening wins -- one as a player and one as a head coach. It's a distinguished accomplishment that Aaron Sanders achieved during Spring Creek's 19-0 triumph over Lejeune at "The Swamp" on Friday evening. The...

Eastern Wayne dominates crosstown rival Goldsboro

aetzler@newsargus.com When Dameko Artis left Goldsboro after his freshman year to attend Eastern Wayne, he caught flack from a lot of his peers. "After I left people started talking about this and that," Artis said. "I just wanted to get...

Local digest

Golf Caviness scores ace * Durand Caviness carded his first-ever hole-in-one during a round of golf Saturday on the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course links. Caviness used a 5-wood to ace hole No. 4. Mark and Tony Renfroe witnessed Caviness' feat....

Spring Creek-Lejeune box

Lejeune 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Spring Creek 6 7 6 0 -- 19 First quarter SC -- Casper 10 run (kick blocked), 3:00 Second quarter SC -- Strickland 74 pass from Miller (Hernandez kick), 11:48 Third quarter SC...

Southern Wayne-SSS box

Southern Wayne 7 0 7 6 -- 20 Smithfield-Selma 6 3 6 6 -- 21 First quarter SW -- Ward 37 pass from Hollingsworth (Craig kick) Third quarter SW -- Manny Walker 61 punt return (Craig kick) Fourth quarter SW...

Princeton-Midway box

Princeton 7 7 0 14 -- 28 Midway 7 0 0 0 -- 7 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Princeton -- Johnny Frasier 19-105, 2 TDs; Michael Wooten 6-41; Adrian Whack 3-44; Nick Hare 2-3; Matt Hewett 4-10. PASSING -- Princeton...

North Duplin-Pinetown Northside box

North Duplin 0 6 7 14 -- 27 Northside 14 0 22 8 -- 44 Second quarter ND -- Mora 1 run (kick failed), 3:11 Third quarter ND -- Brock 1 run (kick failed), 3:28 Fourth quarter ND -- Scott...

NC prep football scores: Week 2

Alleghany County 26, Grayson County, Va. 23 Arendell-Parrott Academy 46, St. David's 40 Ashe County 16, Watauga County 13 Asheville 49, Polk County 28 Asheville Erwin 42, Burnsville Mountain Heritage 26 Asheville Roberson 34, Waynesville Tuscola 21 Avery County 24,...

James Kenan-Wallace Rose Hill box

James Kenan 13 14 0 6 -- 33 Wallace-Rose Hill 13 7 0 25 -- 45 First quarter JK -- Avent 16 run (Hernandez kick), 8:48 JK -- Savage 24 pass from Avent (kick failed), 3:05 Second quarter JK --...

Eastern Wayne-Goldsboro box

Goldsboro 6 0 0 6 -- 12 Eastern Wayne 21 7 26 0 -- 54 First quarter GHS -- Barnes 67 run (run failed), 9:47 EW -- Corum 7 run (Dove kick), 5:29 EW -- Newsome 49 run (Dove kick),...

C.B. Aycock-Greene Central box

Greene Central 0 7 14 6 -- 27 C.B. Aycock 0 13 0 7 -- 20 Second quarter CBA -- Castillo 15 pass from Morrow (run failed), 7:35 CBA -- Ellis 25 pass from Morrow (Matthews kick), 2:30 GC --...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Princeton claims first meeting against Rosewood on volleyball court

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Just eight points into the opening set, Paige Renfrow stepped toward the official and asked for a timeout. The players gathered around the fourth-year Princeton head coach as Rosewood boisterously cheered the early stoppage in play....

JV football: Eastern Wayne rolls past Goldsboro

Quarterback Malik Williams rushed for 117 yards and threw for another 75 yards in Eastern Wayne's 26-6 conquest of Goldsboro on Thursday. Williams ran for an 88-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Leslie Swinson scored from four yards out and...

Rosewood's Burton places 3rd among 40 golfers

Rosewood tied Smithfield-Selma for third place in the team scores on Thursday evening with a score of 149. The Eagles' Lindsay Burton finished third out of 40 in individual scoring with a 41. Teammate Alana Pipkin carded a personal-best 47...

Gators nip Devilpups, 4-3, on soccer pitch

SEVEN SPRINGS -- After trailing 3-1, Spring Creek scored three straight goals to steal a 4-3 win from Lejeune on Thursday. Otto Binar scored twice in the first 12 minutes of the second half on two assists from Juan Vega....

Southern Wayne, SSS battle to 1-1 draw

DUDLEY -- Peterson Michel scored Southern Wayne's lone goal in a 1-1, non-conference draw against Smithfield-Selma on Thursday afternoon. Ulysses Ramirez recorded the assist. The Saints (4-0-1 overall) entertain East Duplin on Tuesday....

Rams score late, clip Golden Falcons

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock struggled in a new defensive formation and surrendered two late goals in a 5-4, non-conference setback against Greene Central. The Golden Falcons led 4-3 late in the second half. Chris Grieve netted a hat...

Townsend scores twice in WCDS victory

After entering halftime tied at 1-1, Wayne Country Day took control with three second-half goals and defeated Burlington School, 4-2, on Thursday afternoon. Tony Townsend put two goals away on assists from Jacob Magera and Matt Kierski. Noah Adkins took...

Saints drop heart-breaker to South Central

WINTERVILLE -- South Central triumphed on two doubles courts and turned back Southern Wayne, 5-4, in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference match Thursday afternoon. Hope Jones, Brooke Kornegay and Stephanie Gonzalez each earned a singles win for the Saints. The...

Golden Falcons log 4th ECC victory of season

GREENVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock remained undefeated with an 8-1 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rival D.H. Conley. The only match CBA lost was in No. 6 singles. Ashton Walker and Casie Belom each swept their matches 6-0, 6-0....

WCDS stays unbeaten on girls' tennis scene

Missing top-seeded Gianna Democko, Wayne Country Day lost just nine games in six singles matches during a 9-0 victory over Oakwood on Thursday afternoon. Jennifer Potts and Ally Willman each swept their singles matches 6-0, 6-0. Taylor Willman and Aimee...

Chargers play solid in loss to Oakwood

Despite Wayne Country Day playing some of its best volleyball of the season, the Chargers dropped a 15-25, 12-25, 15-25 decision to Oakwood on Thursday afternoon. Stephanie Schappell and Tiffany Larsen each had three kills each. Rachel Uzzell handed out...

North Lenoir sweeps Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Allyson Heath handed out 17 assists during North Lenoir's three-set, 25-12, 25-12, 25-16 win over Southern Wayne on Thursday. Laura Haerer had eight kills and two blocks. Paige Sports tallied seven kills. Katherine Spence, Madison Allen and Reagan...

McCollum serves up 10 aces against Neuse Charter

Spring Creek dominated Neuse Charter 25-10, 25-13, 25-13 in Carolina 1-A Conference play Thursday evening. Rachel McCollum led the Gators with 10 service aces and six kills. Sarah Ford dished out 12 assists. Spring Creek (4-1 overall, 1-1 CC) plays...

Goldsboro defeats Wayne Christian in 4 sets

Goldsboro defeated Wayne Christian 25-21, 25-12, 23-25, 20-25 on Thursday evening. Becka Pittard led the Cougars with 13 kills and five aces. Matti Rose Lyon had five kills while Angelina Nacca dished out 11 assists. Maddie Jara played her best...

Reed listed at defensive end on U of Alabama's depth chart

"Going back to East Mississippi, I think it helped a lot and it taught me some new things as a player and person," said Reid, who departed the JUCO scene as the nation's 12th-best college player in the nation, according...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Volleyball: North Lenoir d. Southern Wayne 25-13, 25-10 -- Courtney Carmon and Madison Cottle each had four kills. Alyssa Brinkley and Janna Moore combined for 16 kills. * Volleyball: Oakwood d. Wayne Country Day 25-15, 25-13...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Preps digest: JV news

JV * Volleyball: North Pitt d. North Lenoir -- Jana Moore had seven assists during the Hawks' non-conference loss to the Panthers. Allyssa Brinkley had three kills. Allison Montague and Bailey Tilghman combined for 16 points on serve. The...

Gators eager to launch 2014 campaign

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- An unusual bye week could either be a blessing in disguise or an omen for Spring Creek's football team. Aaron Sanders feels grateful for now. Instead of kicking off their 2014 campaign like their county brethren...

Golden Falcons net non-conference tennis victory

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock swept the doubles courts and turned back perennial 2-A powerhouse Greene Central, 7-2, on Wednesday afternoon. The tandems of Ashton Walker-Kassidy Pitchford, Cassidy Coerver-Casie Belom and Haley Creech-Meredith Jones each prevailed in their respective doubles...

Heath dishes out 22 assists in Hawks' 3-set sweep

North Lenoir handed North Pitt a 26-24, 25-18, 25-19 non-conference defeat on Wednesday evening. Allyson Heath led the Hawks with 22 assists. Paige Sports had 13 kills. Madison Allen added five digs. North Lenoir improved to 3-2 overall this season....

Davis powers Goldsboro past Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- Alexus Davis recorded a double-double -- 10 kills, 10 digs -- during Goldsboro's 21-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-14 conquest of Hobbton on Wednesday evening. Davis served seven aces, had five blocks and dished out two assists in the...

Carroll's double-double sparks Bulldogs

PRINCETON -- Taylor Carroll recorded a double-double -- 17 kills, 10 digs -- during Princeton's 18-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 15-9 triumph over county rival South Johnston on Wednesday evening. Charley Cox dished out a season-high 50 assists for the Bulldogs,...

Grieve finds mark off of Hampton's assist

WILSON -- Chris Grieve scored Charles B. Aycock's lone goal in a 7-1, non-conference loss to Big East 3-A power Wilson Fike on Wednesday evening. Bobby Hampton had the assist. The Golden Falcons surrendered three goals in the first three...

Baird has seven saves in Hawks' home defeat

La GRANGE -- Goalkeeper Jacob Baird saved seven shots for North Lenoir during an 8-0, non-conference loss against perennial 1-A power Dixon on Wednesday evening. The Hawks played their third game in three days. North Lenoir (1-4-1 overall) visits Farmville...

McAlduff notches Cougars' lone goal

Luke McAlduff tallied Goldsboro's lone goal in a 4-1, non-conference loss to North Johnston on Wednesday. Cougar goalie Jonathan Stevens recorded nine saves. Goldsboro (1-2-0 overall) is the guest of Rosewood next Tuesday....

Binar has goal, assist in Spring Creek's road win

DEEP RUN -- Spring Creek dominated possession and had four different players score en route to a 4-0 non-conference win over South Lenoir on Wednesday. Otto Binar led the way with a goal and an assist. David Ortiz, Carlos Ramirez...

Evans leads Warriors at Waynesborough Park

Zach Evans posted a top-15 time as Eastern Wayne opened its Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference season with a four-team meet at historic Waynesborough Park on Wednesday afternoon. Evans ran the 5k course in 21:35. Teammates Josh Bartz (26th, 23:46), Zach...

CBA's Mooneyham sets PR in ECC cross country meet

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock's Joseph Mooneyham set a personal best on his home cross country course during a three-team, Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference meet Wednesday afternoon. Mooneyham covered the 5k trek in 20 minutes, 24 seconds. Teammates Hunter Crane...

Johnson: Cougars have to generate speed

aetzler@newsargus.com Goldsboro wide receiver Joe Baker walked up to head coach Bennett Johnson and told him about the video. It's a video on YouTube of the Eastern Wayne-Goldsboro game. From 1989, no less. But the rivalry between cross-town foes Eastern...

Williams: Linemen must block on both sides of the ball

aetzler@newsargus.com The last time Eastern Wayne head coach Bubba Williams was on the field with then-Goldsboro offensive coordinator Bennett Johnson. The Cougars put up 48 points and handed Williams' squad a 22-point loss. Williams hasn't forgotten. And things are different...

Off the foot of a Dove

aetzler@newsargus.com As the first hour of Eastern Wayne's practice winds down, the offense sets up to practice its extra points. Five players surround the place-kicker. They yell and scream, hoping to cause the kicker to loose focus and miss. The...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV sports * Volleyball: Hobbton d. Rosewood -- Carrie Beckert had five digs and two assists in a losing effort for the Eagles. Jala Holoman had two kills and two digs. Rosewood (1-4 overall, 0-1 Carolina Conference) visits Princeton...

Trojans showing some hunger in preseason

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- A positive vibe. An excitement for new challenges. Hunger. The University of Mount Olive women's soccer team has displayed those characteristics in preseason practices, but there's plenty of room for improvement and growth on the pitch...

Lakewood turns back Spring Creek in Carolina 1A volleyball opener

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek started out in brilliant fashion against perennial power Lakewood on Tuesday evening, but it couldn't close the deal. Senior outside hitter Lauren Tew sparked a decisive fifth-set run as the unbeaten Leopards claimed an...

Rosewood offense explodes late in 1st half

aetzler@newsargus.com Rosewood soccer head coach Eddie Maldonado was nervous for most of Tuesday evening after watching his team warm up. His worries got worse when junior midfielder Marquail Almontaser scored for in the first three minutes. "That always makes you...

Walnut Creek Ladies golf news

Jewel Ivey claimed low net and Hiromi Sueki secured low putts during first flight play in an Eastern Ladies League tournament contested at Lane Tree Golf Club. Faye Franklin seized low net in third flight. Linda Cannon captured low putts...

Burton claims medalist honors on Northgreen CC links

ROCKY MOUNT -- Rosewood junior Lindsey Burton earned medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 42 on the Northgreen Country Club links on Tuesday afternoon. Teammate Alana Pipkin posted a 54. Charles B. Aycock edged North Johnston 165-166 in team...

Hawks, Jags battle to 1-1 draw

Mike Bednarz lofted a goal-scoring pass to Eric Holloway in the 56th minute and North Lenoir earned a 1-1, non-conference tie against Farmville Central on Tuesday. Jacb Baird had six saves in net. The Hawks (1-3-1 overall) play perennial Coastal...

CBA nets another ECC tennis victory

Charles B. Aycock remained undefeated with a 7-2 win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe J.H. Rose on Tuesday evening. Ahston Walker, Casie Belom, Kassidy Pitchford, Sabrina Johnson and Emmie Collins each won their respective singles match. Walker-Pitchford eeked out...

WCDS stays unbeaten in girls' tennis

Wayne Country Day won every match except for No. 3 doubles during an 8-1, non-conference conquest of Kerr-Vance Academy on Tuesday afternoon.. Gianna Democko and Jennifer Pott played nearly flawless tennis the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, respectively. They combined...

Uzzell dishes out 23 assists in Chargers' loss to KVA

Unforced errors caused Wayne Country Day to fall to Kerr-Vance Academy 17-25, 25-10, 21-25, 22-25 on Tuesday evening. Rachel Uzzell had 23 assists and three kills for the Chargers. Sarah Crooks had 12 kills and five aces and Tiffany Larsen...

Mercer flirts with triple-double against Hobbton

Lexi Mercer was masterful defensively with eight blocks and eight digs as Rosewood defeated Hobbton 25-15, 21-25, 25-21, 25-9 in the Carolina 1-A Conference opener for both teams Tuesday evening. Mercer also had eight kills. Ada Rivera logged six digs...

Princeton, defending Carolina 1A volleyball champ, sweeps James Kenan

WARSAW -- Three-time defending Carolina 1-A Conference champion Princeton handed James Kenan a 25-10, 25-16, 25-14 setback in the league opener for both teams Tuesday afternoon. Taylor Carroll and Kasey Edwards recorded eight kills apiece for the Bulldogs. Kortney...

Golden Falcons outlast Cougars on volleyball court

Charles B. Aycock was pushed to its limit by Goldsboro, but pulled out a 25-13, 25-18, 20-25, 16-25, 15-9 non-conference win at Norvell T. Lee Gym on Tuesday evening. Courtney Warner led the Golden Falcons with nine kills. Sydney Schmeltzer...

Sladick helps Eagles get first 'W' of season

Wayne Christian got its first win of the season with a 25-20, 25-19, 26-24 non-conference triumph over Greenville Christian at Clifford Gymnatorium on Tuesday evening. Hannah Sladick led the Eagles with seven kills and two blocks. Mercy Wright had three...