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Monday, May 23, 2016

D2 SE REGIONAL -- Tusculum knocks out UMO

UMO Media Relations COLUMBUS, GA. -- The run is complete. University of Mount Olive, seeking to battle its way through consolation-bracket play and add another thrilling chapter to its appearance at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional, fell to fifth-seeded...

Princeton's Michael Daughtry signs NLI to wrestle at Campbell U

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Could that be me? Michael Daughtry certainly thought so when he attended a wrestling match at Campbell University nearly three months ago. Camel heavyweight Jere Heino trailed The Citadel's Joe Bexley by one point in the final...

NCHSAA T&F: Results from 1A, 3A state meets

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000004359 StartFragment:0000000454 EndFragment:0000004343 P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } 2016 NCHSAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS (at N.C. A&T STATE UNIVERSITY) GREENSBORO -- Results from the 2016 N.C. High School Athletic Association Classes 1-A and 3-A track and field state...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Golf Lane Tree LGA * Barbara Hill emerged as the game-of-the-week winner while playing from the red tees at Lane Tree Golf Club. Lou Ellen Watson and Sherry Minner secured low net and low putts, respectively. Novella Zambelli was the...

Sunday, May 22, 2016

3A PLAYOFFS: Aycock squeezes Orange from postseason

jhayes@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- By the way of standard Hollywood fare, it was Sister Act versus Terminator: Rise of the Orange. Charles B. Aycock (26-1 overall), used a medley of patience, poise and family pride Friday evening to dispense powerful Hillsborough...

1A PLAYOFFS: East Carteret knocks out Spring Creek in 4th round

bdavis@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- An emotional Spring Creek baseball team emerged from its final post-game huddle of the season. Some players walked to the dugout, while others hugged their coaches. But they all heard their fans tell them to hold...

1A PLAYOFFS: Rebels eliminate Panthers, again

rcoggins@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- North Duplin pitcher Rylee Pate fired pitch after pitch -- knee and ankle-biting throws that swarmed around the plate like a bunch of worrisome gnats. Northside's batters frequently swung -- and missed. Thirteen Panthers slapped their bat...

1A PLAYOFFS: Princeton softball team shuts out Perquimans

PRINCETON -- Top of the seventh. Bases loaded with two outs. A trip to the east regional championship series on the line. Would there be a dramatic rally? Not on this night. Princeton catcher Kelsey Peedin stood her ground...

Eastern Wayne's Dean signs to cheer at N.C. Wesleyan

rcoggins@newsargus.com Alicia Dean seemed content in the tumbling world. Roundoffs, cartwheels, layouts, back flips -- she executed the tactics with precision. But something else existed within her tiny frame. And Carlos Martin noticed it. Dean had the necessary tools to...

3A PLAYOFFS: Golden Falcon softball team returns to east regional finals

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Next stop, east regional final. Charles B. Aycock, whose express train labored through an Orange crush on Friday, found its direction late Saturday night and upended Lee County, 4-3, in fourth-round play of the...

D2 SOUTHEAST REGIONAL: UMO upends Catawba, top seed Columbus State

UMO Media Relations COLUMBUS, Ga. -- University of Mount Olive refuses to go home. Brighton Hudson threw a complete-game 13-hitter during a 7-2, elimination-round triumph over top-seeded Columbus State University in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Saturday afternoon....

BOX: Lee County softball @ C.B. Aycock

Lee County 200 001 0 --3 5 2 CB Aycock 002 020 X --4 2 1 Leading Hitters: Lee County -- Tessa Wilson 2-4, RBI; Morgan Pedley 0-2, RBI; Whitney Sanford 1-3; Savannah Patterson 1-3; Greeley Hibbard 1-3. CB Aycock...

BOX: Perquimans softball @ Princeton

Friday's game at Princeton Perquimans 000 000 0 -- 0 1 1 Princeton 000 301 x -- 4 7 2 Leading hitters: Perquimans County -- Jessica Brown 1-3. Princeton -- Brianna Myers 2-3, 2B; Beth Braswell 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI;...

BOX: Orange softball @ C.B. Aycock

Friday's game at Pikeville Orange 000 203 0 -- 5 7 3 C.B. Aycock 024 010 x -- 7 6 0 Leading hitters: Hillsborough Orange --Montana Davidson 2-4, HR, 2 RBI; Alysann Lloyd 2-4, RBI; Kristina Givens 2-3; Mackenzie Bartlett...

BOX: Northside softball @ North Duplin

Friday's game at Calypso Northside 000 004 1 -- 5 6 0 North Duplin 430 100 x -- 8 12 1 Leading hitters: Pinetown Northside -- Mackensi Swain 3-4, 2B, 2 HRs, 2 RBI; Kendall Alligood 1-3, HR, 3 RBI;...

BOX: East Carteret baseball @ Spring Creek

Friday's game at Seven Springs East Carteret 010 001 4 -- 6 11 1 Spring Creek 100 001 0 -- 2 5 4 Leading hitters: East Carteret -- Ethan Lunk 3-4; Brennan Lewis 1-4, 3 RBI; Jerrett Neiman 1-3, RBI;...

Friday, May 20, 2016

D2 SE REGIONAL: Trojans drop rain-delayed opener to Lander (SC)

UMO Media Relations COLUMBUS, Ga. -- John Mangum's seventh-inning home run and Matt White's bases-clearing double sparked seventh-seeded Lander (S.C.) University to a 6-4, rain-delayed victory over University of Mount Olive in opening-round play of the NCAA Division II Southeast...

1A SOFTBALL: Pate throws 5-hit shutout on the road

ROCKY POINT -- Courtney Brock smashed a home run and North Duplin posted a third-round, 8-0 triumph over Heide Trask in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A softball playoffs Thursday evening. Alyssa Santos batted 2-for-4. Winning pitcher...

Goldsboro's Whitfield to restart MMA career

rcoggins@newsargus.com Each drill awakens his spirit. Quick jabs as he dodges the pads fuel his desire. A precise strike against a sparring partner neither satisfies his hunger nor his competitive nature. Jake Whitfield misses the ring. In fact, it's been...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bulldog sink Mariners in 1A softball playoffs

bdavis@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Princeton kept its postseason run alive. But two innings sent stress throughout its fans. Senior Hailey Wood threw the wildest pitch at the top of the fourth inning, and sophomore Megan Bryant made the greatest catch. The...

D2 SE REGIONAL: Trojans' pitchers have become team's "horses"

jhayes@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- The gaze, normally beady and pointed, held a thousand-yard vacancy over the porch in right field. An early shade of pitch black was gathering the day, and with it, Carl Lancaster's patience. "That's the most embarrassed...

Gators advance to 4th round for 2nd straight year

rcoggins@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Heath Whitfield gathered his team near the third-base line. Princeton assistant coach Justin Willoughby slowly walked to the mound to talk with his infield. Head coach Bruce Proctor strolled from the dugout and toed the first-base...

Rebels' Pate earns region honor

CALYPSO -- North Duplin softball pitcher Rylee Pate has been named the MaxPreps.com South Region national player-of-the-week. Pate threw her second perfect game of the season during a 3-0 victory over Gates County in second-round action of the N.C....

Rosewood ousts Spring Creek from 1A soccer playoffs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Rosewood avenged two regular-season losses to county and Carolina 1-A Conference foe Spring Creek in dominating fashion Wednesday evening. Lexi Mercer and Payton Lane accounted for four points apiece during the Eagles' 4-0 triumph during third-round...

WCDS season ends with playoff loss at Grace Christian

SANFORD -- Grace Christian connected on the game-winning goal with 15 minutes left in regulation, and handed Wayne Country Day a season-ending, 3-2 loss in quarterfinal-round play of the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A playoffs Wednesday evening. Down 1-0,...

BOX: East Carteret softball @ Princeton

Wednesday's game at Princeton East Carteret 000 010 0 -- 1 8 0 Princeton 100 001 x -- 2 8 2 Leading hitters: East Carteret -- Susanne Taylor 3-4, RBI; Ava Williamson 2-3. Princeton -- Emily Ricks 2-3, RBI; Hailey...

BOX: Princeton baseball @ Spring Creek

Wednesday's game at Seven Springs Princeton 002 001 0 - 3 6 6 Spring Creek 011 010 1 -- 4 6 4 Leading hitters: Princeton -- Matt Daughtry 1-4, 2B, RBI; Tyler Ricks 1-3, RBI; Anthony Jones 1-3; Seth Price...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

UMO lacrosse standouts Shields, Wigler, Knight selected for All-Star game

UMO Media Relations MOUNT OLIVE -- Three University of Mount Olive lacrosse players have been selected to play in the North-South Division I-II All-Star Game, which will be hosted by Cabrini (Pa.) College. Matt Shields is the men's selection for...

Walnut Creek LGA

Faye Franklin claimed low-gross accolades during weekly play on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Linda Cannon seized low net. Mona McConnaughey took low putts....

D2 SE REGIONAL: Trojans face Lander in opening round

rcoggins@newsargus.com COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Play your game. Hit and pitch well. Have fun. Don't get caught up in the moment. It's a recipe, if mixed and simmered to perfection, could possibly lead the University of Mount Olive baseball team to...

D2 SE REGIONAL: Lang becomes Trojans' 'Iron Man' behind the dish

bdavis@newsargus.com MOUNT OLIVE -- Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez crouched behind home plate in 142 out of 162 games during the 2015 season. Sounds pretty grueling -- especially for an under appreciated position. Perez's biggest fan, University of Mount...