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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Boys' basketball: Smithfield-Selma 34, C.B. Aycock 18 -- Tayquan Hampton paced C.B. Aycock's offense with five points. Marquez Farmer contributed four points. A total of eight Golden Falcons scratched in the scoring column. * Girls' basketball: C.B....

Brite's 3-pointer gives UMO needed lift against Bluefield State (W. Va.)

aetlzer@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- As Dontrell Brite released a shot from near midcourt, the University of Mount Olive crowd rose to its feet. Then it groaned as the ball rattled in and out, and Brite hung his head, turned around...

Cold-shooting Trojan women fall to UNC Pembroke

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- During its 2-1 road swing, the University of Mount Olive crashed the boards for second-chance opportunities and fueled its offense with good pressure defense. All of that disappeared Saturday afternoon. The Trojan women shot a woeful...

Rosewood/Wallace-Rose Hill box

Rosewood 0 6 0 0 -- 6 W.-Rose Hill 14 21 14 7 -- 56 Second quarter R -- Helt run INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Rosewood -- Mike Woodard 30-67; Cameron Helt 20-63, TD; Quan Joyner 3-17; Team 1-(minus-1). PASSING...

Whack's TD run helps Bulldogs advance past Camden

aetzler@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Adrian Whack walked over to head coach Derrick Minor and told him it was the worst game he's ever played offensively. And maybe it was. But he was still pretty darn good. Whack coughed up the first...

Princeton-Camden box

Camden 16 0 6 0 -- 22 Princeton 6 14 20 0 -- 40 First quarter C -- Korzeniowski 16 pass from Underwood (Newell kick), 7:21 P -- Frasier 35 run (run failed), 7:03 C -- Safety, quarterback sacked in...

Plymouth-North Duplin box

North Duplin 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Plymouth 21 13 8 7 -- 49 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- North Duplin -- Kaleb Brock 3-19; Brion Kornegay 10-34; Daquan Goodman 16-32; JP Payton 10-31. PASSING -- North Duplin -- Payton...

Pickle Classic: Day 1

Brite FTs sink Virginia St. MOUNT OLIVE -- Dontrell Brite converted 5 of 6 free throws in the final 60 seconds, and University of Mount Olive turned back Virginia State University, 74-69, in opening-round play of the 49th annual Pickle...

Friday's NC prep football playoff scores

CLASS 4-AA East (1) Wake Forest 45, (8) Southern Pines Pinecrest 21 (2) Garner 37, (10) Raleigh Wakefield 7 (5) Raleigh Millbrook 38, (4) Richmond County 27 (6) Cary Panther Creek 28, (3) Morrisvile Green Hope 7 West (3) Lake...

James Kenan-Martin Riverside box

Riverside 0 7 6 6 -- 19 James Kenan 14 27 14 0 -- 55 First quarter JK -- Avent III 1 run (Savage run), 5:04 JK -- Williams 2 run (kick failed), 2:36 Second quarter JK -- Owens 4...

Eastern Wayne-Southern Nash box

Rosewood 0 6 0 0 -- 6 W.-Rose Hill 14 21 14 7 -- 56 Second quarter R -- Helt run INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Rosewood -- Mike Woodard 30-67; Cameron Helt 20-63, TD; Quan Joyner 3-17; Team 1-(minus-1). PASSING...

Defense propels Warriors past Firebirds

rcoggins@newsargus.com STANHOPE -- Eastern Wayne quarterback KK Best scoped out the defense and discovered Southern Nash elected not to load the box, but provide a little cushion instead. That gave Best the room he needed. The junior signal caller stayed...

James Kenan wins 7th straight playoff game

WARSAW -- Defending state champion James Kenan piled up 319 yards rushing and cruised past Martin Riverside, 55-19, in second-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-AA football playoffs Friday evening. The second-seeded Tigers (11-1 overall) entertain...

Plymouth shuts out North Duplin

PLYMOUTH -- Two-time defending eastern 1-A regional champion Plymouth eliminated North Duplin, 49-0, in their second-round contest in the NCHSAA 1-A playoffs Friday evening. The Rebels managed 116 yards of total offense. Senior Brion Kornegay rambled for 34 yards on...

Wallace-Rose Hill knocks out Rosewood

TEACHEY -- Top-seeded Wallace-Rose Hill posted 35 first-half points and cruised past Rosewood, 56-6, during second-round play in the NCHSAA 1-AA east playoffs Friday evening. The Bulldogs entertain Princeton next Friday. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Legion Field inside Holley-Overman...

Jones scores 15 points, CBA girls climb to 3-0

SMITHFIELD -- Myleah Jones led three players in double figures with 15 points during Charles B. Aycock's 52-38 conquest of Smithfield-Selma on Friday evening. Taylor Daniels and Ashley Darden contributed 12 points apiece. Daniels shot of 10 of 12 from...

Cougars' Moses torches RM Prep for 28 points

ROCKY MOUNT -- Tyona Moses torched the nets for 28 points in Goldsboro's season-opening, 61-10 romp over Rocky Mount Prep on Friday evening. Sterling Jones contributed eight points. Alexus Davis and Destini Covington posted six and five points, respectively....

Cleveland girls defeat Southern Wayne

DUDLEY -- Zaria Atkins recorded her second consecutive 20-point outing, but Southern Wayne endured a 69-42, non-conference setback against Cleveland. Iyahna Bess added 10 points for the Saints. The teams meet again Tuesday at Cleveland....

Artis, Carmon lead Goldsboro to season-opening win

ROCKY MOUNT -- Rasheen Artis led three players in double figures with 19 points, and Goldsboro hammered Rocky Mount Prep, 98-37, in season-opening play Friday evening. Myron Carmon and Kisheem Faison added 18 and 12 points, respectively. Na'Shir Bowden (nine...

McClain gets double-double, Wayne Christian defeats Cornerstone

ZEBULON -- Ty McClain posted a double-double in Wayne Christian's 60-44 triumph over Cornerstone Christian in the Garnett Christian Tournament on Friday evening. McClain finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, six steals and three blocked shots. Austin Howell added 10...

Spartans slip past Golden Falcon boys

SMITHFIELD -- Jarde Spruill pumped in a team-leading 17 points during Charles B. Aycock's 59-55, non-conference loss to Smithfield-Selma on Friday evening. Cameron Kornegay and Keyshawn Cobb collected 11 and 10 points, apiece. Ian Best and Bryce Jordan each scored...

Faith Christian boys off to 0-2 start

ZEBULON -- Faith Christian dropped to 0-2 in the season-opening, Southeastern Tournament with a 70-55 loss to Raleigh Christian Academy on Saturday afternoon. Richard Sasser led the Conquerors' ofense with 22 points. Freshman Chris Mills contributed 12 points. Former Mid-Atlantic...

West Craven defeats Eastern Wayne boys on hardwood

VANCEBORO -- Eastern Wayne trailed by double digits early in the opening half and couldn't recover in a season-opening, 91-80 loss to West Craven. "I thought we played well with what we had," EW head coach Chris Roberts said. "We...

Friday, November 21, 2014

UMO men seek 1st Pickle Classic title since 2011

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Since 1984, the University of Mount Olive has hoisted the Pickle Classic championship trophy on 21 occasions -- most recently in 2011. Getting No. 22 isn't going to be an easy chore. The Trojan men's basketball...

McClain notches double-double in Wayne Christian win

Ty McClain posted a double-double with 43 points and 12 rebounds to lead Wayne Christian past Carolina Christian 1-A Conference foe Community Christian 71-62 on Tuesday. Tanner Rose chipped in 10 points and 10 boards, while Blake Floars added eight...

GC boys turn back Golden Falcons

SNOW HILL -- Greene Central outscored Charles B. Aycock by eight points in the middle two periods and pulled away for a 49-37, non-conference win Thursday evening. Jarde Spruill led the Golden Falcons' offense with 11 points. Ian Best contributed...

Faith Christian girls open season in victorious fashion

ZEBULON -- Jordan Lawhon led Faith Christian with 15 points in a 40-10 victory over Raleigh Christian in the Southeastern Tournament on Thursday. Kayela Williams led Faith with 10 rebounds. Faith outscored Raleigh Christian 16-2 in the first quarter....

C.B. Aycock girls throttle Greene Central on hardwood

SNOW HILL -- Charles B. Aycock remained unbeaten in two outings this season with a 69-14 thrashing of non-conference foe Greene Central on Thursday evening. Game details were not available. The Golden Falcons travel to Smithfield-Selma today....

Christopher pumps in 21 points, EW girls win season opener

VANCEBORO -- Tianna Christopher scored 21 points to lead Eastern Wayne past West Craven in the Warriors' season opener on Thursday evening. Sophomore Treycie Ford chipped in 10 points and three steals. The Warriors had 28 steals and 10 blocked...

Elite Stars cheerleading teams compete

RALEIGH -- Goldsboro Elite Athletics, home to the Carolina Elite Stars cheerleading teams, took three squads to the highly-competitive Cheersport Raleigh Grand Championships. Super Sonic, a Senior 3 level team, claimed first place. Starlite (Junior level 3) finished runner-up, while...

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Hiromi Sueki earned low gross honors during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Linda Cannon secured low net. Faye Franklin won low putts....

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Girls basketball: Wayne Country Day 43, Wilson Christian 11 -- Lexi Jeffreys outscored the entire Chargers team with a 26-point effort Thursday afternoon. Summer Daniels added six points for the Chargers, who improved to 3-0 this season....

Frasier among 16 finalists for U.S. Army All-American Bowl player-of-the-year award

rcoggins@newsargus.com ROCKAWAY, N.J. -- Princeton running back Johnny Frasier is one of 16 finalists nominated for the U.S. Army Player-of-the-Year award, which is determined by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee. The award is presented to the nation's most...

Warrior defense faces balanced Firebirds offense

rcoggins@newsargus.com BAILEY -- The numbers haven't changed. Neither has the athleticism. Southern Nash head football coach Brian Foster understands there is no margin of error against an explosive offensive team like Eastern Wayne. His Firebirds learned that the hard way...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Former AD Whitfield, baseball standout Stewart part of UMO Hall of Fame class of 2014

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- George Whitfield and Josh Stewart each consider themselves just a small brick in the University of Mount Olive athletics foundation. But each made his mark. Whitfield served as athletics director before then-Mount Olive College made the...

Teachey's pin lifts C.B. Aycock matmen past New Bern

PIKEVILLE -- Heavyweight Matt Teachey earned the match-clinching pin, and Charles B. Aycock launched its season with a 43-33 triumph over defending Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference champion New Bern on Wednesday evening. "It was a close match all the...

Minor: Bulldogs' season ended prematurely in 2013

aetzler@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Princeton head varsity football coach Derrick Minor has waited 365 days for this second chance. One year ago, the Bulldogs lost a second-round playoff game to eventual N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-AA state champion James...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Boys' basketball: Goldsboro Heat 65, Wilimington Cardinals 56 -- The Goldsboro Heat opened N.C. Home Education Athletic Conference South Division play with a 65-56 win over the Wilmington Cardinals. Gavin Portela led the Heat with 30 points...

Area swimmers post regional-qualifying times

Six individuals and one relay turned in regional-qualifying times during a multi-team, season-opening meet contested at B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y on Tuesday evening. Charles B. Aycock's foursome of Sam Chastain, Colton Marley, Charlie Robertson and...

SW-Goldsboro wrestling box

Southern Wayne 66 Goldsboro 10 106 -- Stephane Hognon (G) by FF; 113 -- Howard Davis-Caudill (SW) by FF; 120 -- Tyreke Davis (SW) by FF; 126 -- Zack Buff (SW) wbf Jharron Flanagan, 1:07.7; 132 -- D'Qurious Bradford (G)...

Southern Wayne matmen pin Goldsboro

rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- O'Kanye Wallace checked in at the scorer's table, adjusted his headgear and walked toward center mat. He shook his opponent's hand. The whistle blew and Wallace felt right at home -- finally. The Southern Wayne senior captain...

1AA football playoffs: Eagles' next challenge is Wallace-Rose Hill

rcoggins@newsargus.com TEACHEY -- "We're one of 16 remaining." Rosewood head coach Robert Britt expressed that fact to his team after an impressive opening-round win over East Carteret last Friday evening. To become one of eight? Well, the Eagles (7-5 overall)...

Atkins' just misses double-double in Saints' season-opening loss

SMITHFIELD -- Zaria Atkins' 23 points and seven rebounds weren't enough as Southern Wayne dropped a 56-53, season-opening loss to Smithfield-Selma on Tuesday. Cierra Thompson had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Saints. Southern Wayne plays host to Cleveland...

Freeman, Edmondson lead Chargers in loss to Oakwood

Wayne Country Day dropped to 0-3 on the year with a 59-12, non-conference loss to Oakwood on Tuesday. Lillian Freeman and Rebecca Edmondson each had four points to lead the Chargers. WCDS plays host to Northwood Temple on Monday....

WCDS sinks Oakwood from 3-point arc

Wayne Country Day hit 13 3-pointers to seal an 85-61, non-conference win over Oakwood on Tuesday. Joel Davis scored 23 points to lead the Chargers. Jamal Forde had the hot hand with five threes, and chipped in 17 total points....

Elmore, Harrell excited about head coaching debuts

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- After the varsity boys' and girls' basketball coaches each departed last winter, Charles B. Aycock athletics director Charles Davis looked for some stability. He found what he needed on campus. David Elmore, a CBA alum who always...

CBA-South Johnson girls' box

South Johnston 14 10 11 12 -- 47 CB Aycock 14 16 15 15 -- 60 SOUTH JOHNSTON (0-1) McKinley Johnson 3 1 3-6 12, Anna Webster 3 5 0-0 21, Caroline Dorman 0 0 1-2 1, Brittany Lawrence 1...

CBA-South Johnston boys' box

South Johnston 8 16 7 21 -- 52 CB Aycock 8 6 13 14 -- 40 SOUTH JOHNSTON (1-0) Landon Lockemy 2 1 0-2 7, DeParis Patterson 0 1 1-2 4, Alan Johnson 2 1 9-10 16, Brett Clifton 3...

Golden Falcons fall in season opener to Trojans

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock head coach Dave Elmore didn't get the debut he hoped for in a 52-40, season-opening loss to South Johnston on Tuesday evening. But then again, he had four players who had just finished their...

Defensive pressure lifts CBA girls in Harrell's debut as head coach

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Midway through the third quarter, Charles B. Aycock head basketball coach Roy Harrell wasn't sure about what was about to happen. He directed his girls to move from a zone pressing defense that had caused turnovers all...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Zach Darden signs NLI to swim at East Carolina

rcoggins@newsargus.com The dream had seemed like a fantasy for the past two years, but it turned into reality Monday afternoon. Sharply dressed in a dark purple button-down shirt and gold vest, Zach Darden signed a national letter-of-intent to swim with...

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Girls' basketball: Wayne Country Day 16, Rocky Mount Academy 13 -- Lexi Jeffreys scored five points for the Chargers. Teammates Langley Barnes and Destiny Williams knocked down four points apiece. WCDS (2-0 overall) visits Wilson Christian on...

Chargers' Pittman logs pair of state-qualifying times

Zan Pittman posted a pair of state-qualifying times and Wayne Country Day emerged the top-scoring boys team in a season-opening meet contested at the Goldsboro Family Y on Monday evening. WCDS compiled 102 points, eight more than runner-up Faith Christian...

Monday, November 17, 2014

Walnut Creek LGA news

Walnut Creek's Kathy Woodard claimed second low gross in first flight play during an Eastern Carolina Ladies Golf League tournament. Faye Franklin won first low gross in third flight. Mona McConnaughey seized second low net in third flight. Charlotte Campbell...

WCDS boys finish runner-up in Spartan Classic

BURLINGTON -- No. 3-ranked Burlington School capitalized on an intential foul in the final 55 seconds and defeated Wayne Country Day, 50-39, in the Spartan Classic Championship game. Ivy League recruit Joel Davis paced the Chargers' offense with 13 points....

McClain just misses double-double vs. Statesville

STATESVILLE -- Ty McClain just missed recording a triple-double as Wayne Christian cobbled out a 69-57 victory over Statesville Christian in day two of the Statesville Christian East-West Invitational. McClain scored 33 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out...

Prep notebook: Warriors' Chris Pridgen answers coach's challenge

Eastern Wayne's Chris Pridgen has plenty of responsibility on Friday nights and is expected to be the team's vocal leader. When the Warriors' defense looked flat against Jacksonville on Friday evening, head coach Bubba Williams pushed his senior to...