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Thursday, March 30, 2017

TRACK & FIELD: Rosewood boys dominate meet

Rosewood 127, Princeton 47, Hobbton 46, Neuse Charter 23. EVENTS Shot put -- Bryton Lambeth (R), 42 feet; Discus -- D. Avery (P), 116-11; Long jump -- Montonio Wheeler (R), 18-4 1/2; Triple jump -- Alex Godwin (R), 36-1; High...

SOFTBALL: BOX -- Cleveland @ CBA

Cleveland 1 0 2 0 0 10 -- 4 5 3 C.B. Aycock 1 0 0 3 4 00 -- 8 10 2 Leading hitters: Cleveland -- Kayla Womack 2-4, 2B; Brooke Hamlin 1-4; Julia Wiggs 1-3; Skyla Wings 1-2,...

SOFTBALL: Players' meeting brings results

bcoley@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- After a disappointing loss to South Central last Friday, Charles B. Aycock decided it was time to hold a private, players-only meeting on Tuesday. Golden Falcons' head coach LaVon Matthews didn't know what was said, and he...

GOLF: Aycock's Jones earns medalist honors

Bryce Jones earned medalist honors with a 75 during a three-team Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference match played Wednesday afternoon. Jake Flowers (79), Ty Daniels (82) and Daniel Barnes (84) rounded out the Golden Falcons' four-player total of 320 -- 20...

BOYS' TRACK: CBA's Holt, Owens continue assault on school record book

NEW BERN -- Trevor Holt set another school record and Deshawn Owens tied a program mark as C.B. Aycock placed second overall during an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference meet at New Bern. A regional qualifier, Holt heaved the discus 153...

GIRLS' TRACK: Gregory, Faulkner pace Golden Falcons

NEW BERN -- Sarah Gregory and Arlanda Faulkner combined to win three individual events and Charles B. Aycock placed third overall during a four-team Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference meet ran at New Bern on Wednesday afternoon. Faulkner recorded the meets...

BOYS' TENNIS: WCDS rolls over Christ Covenant

GREENVILLE -- Wayne Country Day swept the doubles courts and dominated Christ Covenant, 7-2, during their Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference match contested at Elm Street Park on Wednesday afternoon. The tandems of Sam Dively-Peter Ye, Alec Fritzinger-Gray Langston and...

BOYS' TENNIS: New Bern slips past Eastern Wayne

New Bern prevailed at No. 1 doubles and upended Eastern Wayne, 5-4, during their Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference match Wednesday afternoon. Dylan March and Ian Burchett each triumphed in singles action. March-Nathan Fleming and Anass Sarah-Burchett each seized a doubles...

BOYS' TENNIS: Rosewood defeats rival Princeton

League-leading Rosewood swept the doubles courts and secured a 7-2 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference rival Princeton on Wednesday afternoon. Collin Pendergraph, Marc Lewis, Jacob Smith and Dalton Ira each seized a singles point for the Eagles. Chase Bartlett-Pendergraph, Lewis-Smith...

BASEBALL: Rebels' Bass no-hits Hobbton

NEWTON GROVE -- Colby Bass tossed a no-hitter as North Duplin defeated Hobbton, 1-0, in a Carolina 1-A Conference matchup. Bass posted 10 strikeouts, walked four and hit two batters during his complete-game performance. He added one hit offensively for...

BASEBALL: South Central turns back Saints

WINTERVILLE -- South Central exploded for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and cruised past Southern Wayne, 9-2, in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Wednesday afternoon. Derek Holsinger, Aryc Chrisman (RBI), Jack Casbarro (RBI) and Noah Horton...

BASEBALL: CBA drops 12-inning marathon to New Bern

NEW BERN -- New Bern pushed across the game-winning run with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning, and handed C.B. Aycock a 1-0 loss in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcons had just...

BASEBALL: Rosewood now 6-0 in Carolina 1A play

Rosewood built an eight-run lead through the first four innings and held on to defeat James Kenan, 9-6, on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Wednesday afternoon. The Tigers pulled to within 8-6 after six innings. The Eagles scored an insurance...

GIRLS' SOCCER: SW snaps skid in conference play

WINTERVILLE -- Southern Wayne snapped a four-game skid in Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference play with a 3-1 victory over South Central on Wednesday evening. Caroline Best, Kenia Montalvo and Daylan Wiggs each scored a goal for the Saints. Southern Wayne...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Chargers' Barnes has 4-goal outing

WINTERVILLE -- Langley Barnes tallied a career-high four goals and dished out an assist during Wayne Country Day's 6-0 victory over Christ Covenant in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference action Wednesday afternoon. Kathryn Hamilton and Hayden Nielsen each had one...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Rosewood blanks James Kenan

Payton Lane tallied Rosewood's lone goal in a 1-0 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan at Branch Pope Field on Wednesday evening. The Eagles handed the Tigers (8-2-2 overall) their first league loss of the season....

SOFTBALL: Saints' Coor belts HR in loss to S. Central

Rebecca Coor slugged her first home run of the season during Southern Wayne's 7-2 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rival South Central on Wednesday. Coor ended the day with two hits and scored the Saints' first run on Dawn...

SOFTBALL: Rosewood rallies past James Kenan

Toree Marak pounded out three hits as Rosewood rallied from behind to defeat James Kenan, 21-7, in Carolina 1-A Conference play Wednesday evening. Kaitlyn Kincaid provided two hits, while Laine Marak batted 1-for-2. Starting pitcher Macy Tyndall gave up six...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Softball: C.B. Aycock 9, Cleveland 8 -- The Golden Falcons' Kaitlyn Mooring delivered an RBI walk-off hit in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday afternoon. Sharon Moorefield tied the game with a two-RBI hit. Brooke Price...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

UMO GOLF: Burton aids women's 4th-place finish; Adams sparks men

WALLACE -- Julia Kaeding and Matilda Warren each recorded a top-10 individual finish, and University of Mount Olive placed fourth overall during the UNCP-SUNOCO played on the Landing Course links. Kaeding fired a three-day total of 222, including a...

SOFTBALL: Rebels' Haley Brogden holds Hobbton hitless

NEWTON GROVE -- Haley Brogden threw a no-hitter as North Duplin blanked Hobbton, 11-0, in their Carolina 1-A Conference clash Tuesday evening. Brogden collected nine strikeouts. Rayanna Koch paced the Rebels' offense with four hits. Brogden doubled twice in four...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Lane scores twice for Rosewood

Payton Lane notched both goals during Rosewood's 2-1 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Neuse Charter on Tuesday evening. The Eagles entertain Princeton on Thursday....

BASEBALL: Proficient Eagles blank Neuse Charter

Volume production. The Rosewood High varsity baseball outfit dabbled in such Tuesday evening, getting maximum yield from both sides of its lineup en route to a 12-0, mercy-rule conquest of Carolina 1-A foe Neuse Charter at "The Nest." At the...

BASEBALL: Wayne Christian's Suggs throws one-hit shutout against Greenfield

WILSON -- Ted Suggs threw a one-hitter as Wayne Christian dismantled Greenfield, 15-0, in a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference contest. Suggs retired 11 Knights on strikeouts, and helped his cause offensively with three hits and three RBI. Jaxon Bauer...

BASEBALL: Strickland homers, WCDS run rules Terra Ceia

John Strickland mashed a home run as Wayne Country Day pounded out a 15-2, non-conference mercy-rule decision over Terra Ceia on Tuesday. Strickland collected three RBI. Mitch Turnage (two RBI) and Tanner Willman (RBI) contributed two hits apiece. Case Kermode...

BASEBALL: James Kenan rallies past Spring Creek

WARSAW -- James Kenan erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and turned back Spring Creek, 11-8, on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Tuesday afternoon. John Avent (two RBI) and Desmond Tillery pounded out two hits...

BASEBALL: Princeton's Flowers turns in 10-strikeout effort

PRINCETON -- Tanner Flowers filed 10 strikeouts as Princeton handed Lakewood a 9-3 loss in Carolina 1-A Conference play Tuesday afternoon. Flowers scattered eight hits and permitted two earned runs in 62/3 innings of work. Colby Sullivan recorded the final...

BASEBALL: Wilson Christian no-hits Faith Christian

Perennial N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A power Wilson Christian posted a 12-0, no-hit victory over Faith Christian. WCA's pitching staff posted 11 strikeouts. Cal Reese was the lone runner to reach base for the Conquerors, who fell to 3-4 overall...

PREPS DIGEST: Middle schools

Middle schools * Softball: Wayne Christian 13, Neuse Christian 9 -- Lilly Britt emerged as the winning pitcher, while Abigail Kornegay threw the final inning in relief. Kornegay belted an inside-the-park home run deep to right field. The Eagles...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Vikings sail past Warriors

bcoley@newsargus.com D.H. Conley took 45 seconds to score its first goal against Eastern Wayne. If there was any question about an oncoming disaster, the Viking's second goal -- which arrived a minute later -- effectively confirmed it. Conley had its...

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Mozingo crushes 3-run homer against FMU

UMO Media Relations MOUNT OLIVE -- Zach Mozingo slugged a first-inning home run and No. 1-ranked University of Mount Olive dusted Francis Marion (SC) University, 7-0, at Scarborough Field on Tuesday afternoon. Mozingo finished with four RBI on the day....

BASEBALL: BOX --DHC baseball @ E. Wayne

D.H. Conley 126 000 1 -- 10 9 0 Eastern Wayne 200 000 0 -- 2 6 3 Leading hitters: D.H. Conley -- Cam Andrews 1-3; Nick Gurkins 1-2, RBI; Brandon Hardee 1-1, HR, RBI; Brock Cross 1-3, 2 RBI;...

BASEBALL: BOX --Neuse Charter @ Rosewood

Neuse Charter 000 00 --0 0 2 Rosewood 353 1X --12 12 0 Leading Hitters: Rosewood -- Derek Neal 2-3, RBI; Kolby Harris 2-4, RBI; Jonathan Peacock 3-3; Max White 1-3; Tucker Chapin 1-1, RBI; Tanner Bradley 1-2, RBI; Stalen...

BASEBALL: Learning curve continues for Warriors

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne doesn't lack confidence. The Warriors are ... well ... just young. And with that youth comes a learning curve, one that's difficult to master with six freshmen and sophomores mixed into the starting lineup most afternoons against...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

SOFTBALL: Box -- N. Lenoir at Goldsboro

North Lenoir 512 017 0 16 13 1 Goldsboro 000 100 0 1 5 1 Leading hitters: North Lenoir -- Janna Moore 1-4, RBI; Kelsie Stocks 2-5, RBI; Vanessa Cash 2-3, 3 RBI; Allison Montague 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI; Taylor...

SOFTBALL: Moore, Hawks shut down Cougars

rcoggins@newsargus.com Janna Moore rocked and fired. The ball curved toward the plate and painted the corner with the precision of Rembrandt. Another sailed belt high and jammed the batter. And, at times, the breaking pitch danced a little bit around...

JV Digest

GIRLS' SOCCER: WCDS 7, WCS 1 -- WCDS' Kathryn Hamilton posted a hat trick while Hannah McKeithan added two goals. Kendell Myers and Hayden Nielsen each added one goal. Mary Scott Best, Hamilton and McKeithan had one assist apiece....

Middle School Digest

SOFTBALL: Grantham 12, Mount Olive 1 -- Grantham's Alissa Meadows, Allie Lane, Layla Rackley, Alyssa James, Abbey Parker and Reagan Ingram all had hits. The winning pitcher was Shaye Heathcock, who posted 12 strikeouts and allowed no hits. Grantham (4-1,...

BOYS' TENNIS: Eagles outlast Golden Falcons

Rosewood came out victorious in a tight, 5-4 battle against C.B. Aycock on the tennis courts Monday afternoon. For the Eagles, Collin Pendegraph, Marc Lewis, and Kyle Matthews each registered wins during singles play. Bartlett/Pendegraph and Matthews/Matthews secured two doubles...

GIRLS' SOCCER: SW outplayed by New Bern

DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne dropped a 9-0 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference foe New Bern on Monday. The Saints (2-7, 0-4 ECC) play at South Central tomorrow....

BOYS' GOLF: Jones leads C.B Aycock

Bryce Jones shot a 74, and helped C.B. Aycock clinch first place in a four-team matchup at Walnut Creek Monday afternoon. The Golden Falcons shot 337 as a team. Carl Floars followed Jones with an 85. Ty Daniels posted an...

BOYS' GOLF: WCS, WCDS compete

Wayne Christian's Micaiah Singletary shot a team-low 49 at a Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference match contested at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. The Eagles shot 161 as a team. Drake Wise and Darden Bynum each shot 50, followed by Will...

BASEBALL: Hawks too much for Cougars

North Lenoir racked up 15 hits, and handed Goldsboro a 15-7 loss Monday afternoon. The Hawks' Colby McLawhorn went 4-for-5 with four RBI and a home run. Aaron Worley also went deep and tallied three RBI. Dylan Meyer was the...

SOFTBALL: Kindcaid silences Wolverines

Kaitlyn Kincaid struck out eight batters, and lifted Rosewood to a 6-0 victory over 4-A visitor Wakefield Monday night. Rylee Joe Myers went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases. Kaliyah Hamilton also had two hits. Braylee Butts, Macy Tyndall (RBI)...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Goldsboro pounds North Lenoir

jhayes@newsargus.com Synchronicity. That was the rally cry yesterday for the Goldsboro High varsity girls' soccer outfit, who used an extra film session to sharpen its attack and stir up a dominant-in-all-phases, 7-0 conquest of Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe North...

Monday, March 27, 2017

PREPS DIGEST: JV news

JV • Baseball: South Central 13, C.B. Aycock 3 (6 inn.) -- Jacob Honrine, Jakob Prebe (RBI) and Kaleb Moore (RBI) pounded out two hits apiece during the Golden Falcons' road loss on Friday. Christian Brady, Davis Carroll (RBI), Trey...

SOFTBALL: Santos, Rebels stifle Lakewood

SALEMBURG -- Alyssa Santos scattered six hits during a complete-game effort inside the circle, and North Duplin handed Lakewood a 14-2 defeat on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene. Santos surrendered two earned runs, walked four and retired eight Leopards on...

GIRLS' TRACK: Brigman, Hamilton carry Warriors

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's duo of Amari Brigman and Sharadiant Hamilton combined to take first-place honors in four events during an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference meet ran at J.H. Rose. Brigman won the shot put (36 feet, 2 inches) and...

BOYS' TRACK: EW's Royal enjoying solid season

GREENVILLE -- Eastern Wayne's Yeonte Royal emerged victorious in two individual events during an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference meet contested at J.H. Rose. Royal posted top-place marks of 5 feet, 10 inches in the high jump and 18 feet, 5...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Princeton falls to South Lenoir

DEEP RUN -- South Lenoir notched four second-half goals and handed Princeton a 4-3, non-conference loss on Friday evening. Veronica Blackman punched in a pair of goals for the visiting Bulldogs. Madison Adkins contributed one goal and one assist. Allie...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Tigers, Cougars battle to 1-1 draw

Goldsboro and James Kenan dueled to a 1-1, non-conference draw on the Cougar Stadium pitch Friday evening. Hannah Williamson knotted the game-tying goal, a 25-yard free kick, in the second half. The Cougars launch their Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference campaign...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Barnes gets another hat trick for WCDS

Langley Barnes filed her third hat trick (three goals) of the season as Wayne Country Day hammered Ridgecroft, 5-0, on Friday afternoon. Barnes scored on assists from Jasmine Jones and Jennifer Potts. She converted a second-half free kick that started...

BASEBALL: James Kenan knocks off Goldsboro

Catawba football signee Ken Avent III cranked out three hits during James Kenan's 8-1, non-conference conquest of Goldsboro on Friday afternoon. Avent also doubled and tripled. Matthew Lewis, Brody Morton, Chandler Patrick and Cameron Roux each had one hit for...

BASEBALL: JH Rose tops Eastern Wayne

GREENVILLE -- Six Eastern Wayne players scratched out one hit apiece during a 12-2 loss to Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rival J.H. Rose on Friday evening. Josh Gross, Drew Barnes, Landon Ginn, Tanner Wells, Jacob Ginn and Jay Wise each...

BASEBALL: Wayne Christian defeats PJPII (Canada) by mercy rule

Wayne Christian tallied 13 runs in the first two innings combined and defeated Pope John Paul II Catholic of Toronto, Ontario, Canada in mercy-rule fashion, 16-1. Holden Foster hurled a one-hitter and retired nine PJP batters on strikeouts. Ted Suggs...

BASEBALL: WCDS rolls past Community Christian

WILSON -- Wayne Country Day sealed the outcome in the latter stages of a 10-0 conquest of Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference foe Community Christian on Friday afternoon. The league rivals were scoreless through four innings until the Chargers plated...

SOFTBALL: CBA dealt second straight league defeat

By BEN COLEY bcoley@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- The Charles B. Aycock varsity softball team has the talent to do great things. There are 11 returning players from a roster that finished state 3-A runners-up last season. That squad only lost four...

COLLEGE SIGNING: Saints' Fuller headed to Central Carolina CC

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Ebony Fuller is not a scorer. Nor does she crash the boards. In fact, the diminutive point guard hardly fills the boxscore on any given night. Defense is her calling card. "Scoring has not...

BASEBALL: Confident Saints march to 7th win in last 8 games

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne is starting to develop a competitive nature, never-quit attitude that's reflective of its head varsity baseball coach Trae McKee. Never count the Saints out of a ballgame. Down 4-1 through 11⁄2 innings...

BASEBALL: Golden Falcons defeat South Central in walk-off fashion

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Break up the band. Charles B. Aycock first baseman Nick Aycock did just that on Friday, scoring senior Dakoda Leeper on an eighth-inning, walk-off single to right-center field, giving the Golden Falcons a panic-attack...

BASEBALL: Aycock's Davis gets 500th career win

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com WILSON -- As usual, the pregame talk was economical. Its content, a scripted bit of baseball simplicity known cold by his players, didn't budge a chalkline from the norm.     Win every pitch, he explained....

ALL-AREA GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Princeton's Wooten named area's top coach

By BEN COLEY bcoley@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Paula Wooten knows how to get results. And boy, does she get them fast. When Ricky Boyette stepped away from the girls' basketball program in 1987, Wooten slid right into the head coaching role....

ALL-AREA GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Chargers' Holloman tabbed player-of-the-year

By BEN COLEY bcoley@newsargus.com Jala Holloman faced a daunting challenge. New school. New coach. New team. It's enough to make any basketball player nervous. But Holloman isn't just any player, as Wayne Country Day soon discovered. She's a 5-foot-2 floor...

GOLF: Lane Tree LGA

Libby Newsome scored an ace on hole No. 8 during weekly play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Cathy Garris claimed game-of-the-week honors from the red tees. Shelley Leder and Debbie Edgerton secured low net and low putts, respectively....

BASEBALL: Faith Christian blanks Liberty (Richlands)

Daniel Thompson and Caleb Heath combined for six strikeouts on the mound, and Faith Christian dumped Liberty Christian of Richlands, 15-0, on Friday. Harrison (two RBI) and Daniel Thompson (RBI) each had a hit. Logan Pittman reached base on two...

SOFTBALL: Cougars' Taylor hurls 5-hitter

Marcy Taylor threw a complete-game five-hitter and registered four strikeouts during Goldsboro's 23-4, mercy-rule thrashing of James Kenan. Taylor allowed two earned runs. Taylor Lane doubled and tripled, and drove in five runs during a 3-for-5 outing. Dakota Jones (RBI),...

FEATURE: Goldsboro native White tabbed N.C. Gatorade Player-of-the-Year

bcoley@newsargus.com WILSON -- Greenfield had its share of obstacles this past season. Between unfortunate injuries and players leaving the team, the Knights needed stability -- a voice that could hold things together. Coby White decided early in the season that...