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Saturday, January 31, 2015

UMO beats Lander in season opener

Cam Ellis cellis@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE - With the calendar not yet turned to February and the temperature below 30 degrees, it'd be hard to blame people if they weren't ready to fill the seats at Scarborough Field. Yet as a...

Moses scores 22 to lead Goldsboro past South Lenoir

Girls' basketball Goldsboro 57, South Lenoir 29 Tyona Moses led the way with 22 points as Goldsboro handled division foe South Lenoir on Friday night, beating the Devils 57-29. Moses spearheaded a balanced attack from the Cougars, who got contributions...

Trinity dominates Wayne Country Day in Tyson's homecoming

By ALLEN ETZLER aetzler@newsargus.com Since transferring from Goldsboro to play at Trinity Christian in Fayetteville, Alonzo Tyson hasn't had many opportunities to play in front of his family and friends. Friday night was in last chance to be in front...

Local box scores

Trinity 28 25 10 15 -- 78 WCDS 4 12 3 12 -- 31 Trinity (16-7) Alonzo Tyson 4 1 4-4 15, Deshawn Leftwich 1 1 5-5 10, Dennis Smith, Jr. 6 0 2-4 14, Mike Boykin 2 0 0-0...

Rosewood avenges earlier loss to Lakewood with road win

rcoggins@newsargus.com SALEMBURG - Rosewood is starting to click again. That's bad news for the rest of the Carolina 1-A Conference girls' basketball teams. Lakewood certainly wouldn't disagree after Friday evening. Despite foul trouble, Lexi Mercer skinned the Leopards' defense for...

Goldsboro edges South Lenoir in physical contest

cellis@newsargus.com It was about as tough an 11-point win as you'll come across. In a battle between two of the top three teams in the Eastern Carolina 2-A standings, Goldsboro overcame a sloppy first half en route a 67-56 win...

Friday, January 30, 2015

Let's play baseball! No. 13-ranked Trojans open season Saturday

rcoggins@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Potential. Experience. Unanswered questions. Undoubtedly a work in progress. That's the "nutshell" veteran collegiate head baseball coach Carl Lancaster uses to describe the team he'll put on the field Saturday afternoon against No. 3-ranked Lander (S.C.)...

Cox leads Princeton girls with 23-point effort

PRINCETON -- Charley Cox's night started off anything but impressive. By the end, however, it was a completely different story. Cox scored 23 points -- 17 in the second half -- as the Bulldogs pulled away from Spring Creek,...

Wooten torches nets for 35 points, Dogs upend Gators in double-OT

cellis@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- The signs pointed to an upset all night. Missed shots from Spring Creek. Clutch baskets from Princeton players forced to play extra minutes due to foul trouble. Two missed free throws by Brandon Gonzalez with less than...

Boxscores: Princeton-Spring Creek

SPRING CREEK 6 14 12 11 - 43 PRINCETON 9 11 18 12 - 50 SPRING CREEK (3-16, 2-7) Ashley Marriner 2 0 3-5 7 Jordan Lane 3 0 1-2 7 Amber Buchan 2 5 2-2 20 Tysha Teachy 2...

Rosewood matmen emerge victorious on senior night

Rosewood emerged victorious in 31 individual matches and swept a four-team meet contested Thursday night. The Eagles defeated North Lenoir (69-8), Southern Nash (54-21) and Northern Nash (49-19). Evan Reiss, Cameron Helt, Josh Drew, Malique Boyd and Tanner Smith...

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Dillard 43, Norwayne 41 -- Tyanna Morrison pumped in a team-leading 17 points. T'Ziah Kelly, McKayla Roberts and Ruby Cannon added eight points apiece. Dillard (8-3 overall) rose to 4-2 in Wayne County Middle School...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

UMO men extend win streak to 8 games

UMO Media Relations GAFFNEY, S.C. -- No. 15-ranked University of Mount Olive extended its win streak to eight games with a 88-49 thrashing of Limestone in a Conference Carolinas men's basketball game Wednesday evening. Jordan McCain collected 15 of his...

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Girls' basketball: Grantham 34, Greenwood 8 -- Erykah Baldwin and Amber Pfennig collected 10 and eight points, respectively, in the Bulldogs' victory Wednesday afternoon. Grantham (9-2 overall) remained unbeaten in six Wayne County Middle School Athletic Conference...

Rivalry renewed: Saints slip past Warriors, 36-35

rcoggins@newsargus.com The one-year absence on the mat is now a distant memory for vastly-improved Southern Wayne. Especially after Tuesday evening. The Saints renewed a rivalry with county foe Eastern Wayne that defined the competitive, spirited and intensity-filled individual matches during...

Boxscore: So. Wayne wrestling @ E. Wayne

Wednesday's match At New Hope Southern Wayne 36 Eastern Wayne 35 195 -- Andre Smith (EW) wbf Tyquan Collie, 3:39; 220 -- Andre Collie (EW) maj. dec. Jaime Taledano, 18-4; Hwt -- Bobby Stocks (SW) wbf Bryan Wooten, 1:34; 106...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Swim results

Results from a nine-team meet contested at B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y on Tuesday evening. BOYS Team scores D.H. Conley 92 Rosewood 87 Eastern Wayne 68 Jacksonville 65 Southern Wayne 57 Goldsboro 49 C.B. Aycock 48 J.H....

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Girls' basketball: C.B. Aycock 23, Southern Wayne 11 -- Hannah Vinson led the way with 11 points for the Golden Falcons. Embria Willis dropped in eight points and Cassandra Lassiter scored four. * Boys' basketball: Southern Wayne...

Boxscore: Greenfield boys @ WCDS

Greenfield 14 14 21 28 -- 77 WCDS 14 15 13 22 -- 64 GREENFIELD (17-8) Isaiah White 3 1 2-3 9; William Crandall 7 0 1-4 15; AJ Sanders 5 2 2-3 18; Malik Tayborn 1 0 0-0 2;...

WCDS boys experience another third-quarter collapse

rcoggins@newsargus.com Maybe Wayne Country Day should skip halftime of its remaining basketball games this season. David Flowers certainly wouldn't mind. For the second straight game, the Chargers entered halftime with a lead. And for the second straight game, the opponent...

County swimmers fare well in regular-season finale

rcoggins@newsargus.com It might have been a "last-chance" meet to qualify for the eastern regionals, but Tuesday's regular-season finale at the B.G. Darden Natatorium seemed more like a championship battle. Especially among the Wayne County athletes. Competitors from the four schools...

Southern Wayne boys keep postseason hopes intact

cellis@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- You would have never been able to tell that Tuesday night's matchup between Charles B. Aycock and Southern Wayne was a battle of teams with a combined 29 losses on the year. In a game with postseason...

Rosewood boys knock JK from unbeaten ranks in Carolina 1A play

Rosewood knocked James Kenan from the unbeaten ranks in Carolina 1-A Conference play, 55-52, on Tuesday evening. The Tigers (11-4 overall) exited 8-1 and kept a half-game lead over Spring Creek, which travels to Princeton for a make-up game Thursday....

Rebel girls fall to league-leading Lakewood

CALYPSO -- North Duplin continued its season-long struggles with a 61-47 loss to Carolina 1-A leader Lakewood on Tuesday. Rylee Pate led all scorers with 22 points. Deja Aycock added nine. North Duplin (0-15 overall) visits James Kenan on Friday....

Dakin leads Neuse Charter past Princeton girls

PRINCETON -- Freshman Emily Ricks' 12 points and seven rebounds weren't enough to get Princeton past Neuse Charter on Tuesday, as the Bulldogs fell 57-52 on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene. Jordan Benson had 10 points and Charley Cox had...

Moses records 3rd straight 34-point outing

Tyona Moses scored 34 points for the third straight game and Goldsboro defeated Eastern Carolina 2-A foe Greene Central, 61-55, on Tuesday. Moses was 13 of 17 from the free throw line. Destini Covington and Amari Thompson each added eight...

Eagles' Mercer outscores entire James Kenan team

Lexi Mercer outscored the opposition on her own in Rosewood's 64-38 triumph over Carolina 1-A Conference foe James Kenan on Tuesday. Mercer dropped 39 points. She had 32 at the half. Rosewood (13-3 overall, 8-1 CC) is the guest of...

Leopards break away from ND boys in 3rd quarter

CALYPSO -- North Duplin won three quarters of its game against Lakewood, but a third-quarter collapse cost them dearly in a 61-52 loss to their Carolina 1-A Conference rival Tuesday. The Leopards outscored the Rebels 30-7 in the third quarter....

Carolina 1A: Neuse Charter boys rally past Princeton

PRINCETON -- Princeton led by three with 3 1/2 minutes remaining in regulation, but a missed layup changed the momentum and Neuse Charter rode a 17-point offensive surge to a 66-64 victory over their Carolina 1-A foe. Princeton started the...

Faith Christian boys fall to Trinity

Faith Christian struggled to hit from behind the arc in a nine-point loss to N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A foe Trinity Tuesday. The Conquerors were just 5 of 22 from behind the 3-point line and 21 of 66 from the...

Goldsboro boys avoid letdown against Greene Central

There would be no hangover from Goldsboro's upset over three-time defending 2-A state champion Kinston on Saturday evening. On Tuesday, the Cougars kept the momentum going with a 78-59 win over Greene Central in Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference play. Myron...

SC's Gonzalez torches Wildcats for 26 points

NEWTON GROVE -- Spring Creek trounced Carolina 1-A Conference foe Hobbton, 89-57, on Tuesday evening. The Gators had 11 players find the scoring column. Brandon Gonzalez led the way with 26 points and five assists. Gary Williams had 21 points...

Minor resigns as Princeton's head football coach

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- The second-best successful three-year campaign in Princeton High football history officially came to a surprising halt Tuesday afternoon. Derrick Minor won't return next fall as varsity head coach. Although his intentions were to resuscitate a dormant program...

No. 6-ranked Warrior girls top pesky Bears

aetzler@newsargus.com Toward the end of the third quarter, Eastern Wayne found itself in unchartered waters. The Warriors trailed by two -- and had yet to fall behind that late in a game all season. After a timeout, they immediately got...

Eastern Wayne boys falter late in 4th quarter

After spending one quarter floundering and falling behind and two quarters pounding the ball into the post against a bigger New Bern team, Eastern Wayne was finally in position to complete a comeback. Then the Warriors ran out of...

Boxscores: Southern Wayne @ C.B. Aycock

Southern Wayne 11 9 2 8 -- 30 CB Aycock 15 6 9 16 -- 46 Southern Wayne (7-11, 2-5) Cierra Thompson 1 0 0-0 2 Kiara Wallace 0 0 0-2 0 Zaria Atkins 5 3 2-5 21 Faith Gurley...

Boxscores: New Bern @ Eastern Wayne

New Bern 9 12 11 10 - 42 Eastern Wayne 9 18 9 12 - 48 New Bern Diajah Hickson 3 1 0-4 9, Teana Lewis 8 0 2-4, Danielle Mitchell 1 1 0-0 5, Mariah Warner 1 0 0-0...

Defensive switch helps Golden Falcon girls

cellis@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Ashley Darden scored a team-high 12 points as Charles B. Aycock defeated county and Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference rival Southern Wayne, 46-30, on Tuesday night. The Golden Falcons (16-4 overall, 6-2 ECC) led by one point at...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Girls' basketball: Cresset Christian 25, Wayne Christian 21 -- Abi Harrelson paced the Eagles' offense with 10 points. Beverly Tabe contributed three points. Wayne Christian concludes regular-season play at home Thursday against Lee Christian. Middle schools *...

Friendship Christian boys defeat Faith Christian

Christian Mills snared 11 rebounds and emerged as part of a balanced offensive attack in Faith Christian's 53-49 loss to Friendship Christian in a N.C. Christian Schools Association 2-A region game Monday evening. Christopher Mills paced the Conquerors' offense with...

WCDS, Wayne Christian battle at Family Y

Wayne Country Day's boys placed third overall during a six-team meet contested at B.G. Darden Natatorium inside the Goldsboro Family Y on Monday evening. The Chargers' foursome of Nathan Rigdon, Charlie Dees, Michael Kalimnios and Zan Pittman took fourth in...

Goldsboro's Davis Whitfield leaving NCHSAA in July

NCHSAA Media Relations INDIANAPOLIS -- Goldsboro native Davis Whitfield, commissioner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association for the past five years, has been selected chief operating officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations, effective July 1,...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Boxscores: Goldsboro-Kinston HS

Kinston 21 24 10 22 -- 77 Goldsboro 23 18 20 19 -- 79 Kinston (13-4) Ingram 31 6 4 7-8, Dunn 21 8 0 5-8, Waters 9 3 1 0-0, Hart 8 3 0 2-5, Davis 4 2 0...

2015 King Pin Scratch Open: Richey takes home title

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com You only get one chance to make a good first impression. Chuck Richey certainly did Sunday afternoon. A Charlotte-area resident, Richey turned in a memorable performance during his first-ever appearance in the 10th annual King...