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Friday, August 22, 2014

Greenville Christian tops Wayne Christian with late goal

rcoggins@newsargus.com Had Wayne Christian played 80 minutes of soccer, the outcome could have possibly been different against Greenville Central on Thursday evening. But a passive first half and one second-half defensive lapse proved critical in the Eagles' 2-1, non-conference loss...

Gators build early advantage, hand Warriors loss on soccer pitch

aetzler@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Coming off a loss in its season opener against Southern Wayne on Monday, Spring Creek knew it needed to make a change. The Gators focused too much on playing balls through the middle against the Saints...

JV football: Williams directs Warriors to season-opening win

La GRANGE -- Malik Williams threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Jawan Holmes with 6:45 remaining in the fourth quarter to give Eastern Wayne 26-22, season-opening win over North Lenoir on Thursday evening. Holmes also hauled in a 38-yard TD...

JV football: Hemmingway has two TD night for Golden Falcons

PIKEVILLE -- The Golden Falcons built a 31-point advantage after three quarters in their season-opening victory over the Eagles at Hardy Talton Stadium. Freshman Michael Hemmingway paced Aycock's ground attack with 107 yards and two touchdowns. Tahj Thacker and freshman...

C.B. Aycock golfers turn back Rocky Mount

Abby Sauls led the way for Charles B. Aycock with a low-round 55 for the day. Rachel Boulanger shot a 57 followed by a 60 and 61 from Anna Williams and Isabelle Boulanger respectively. The low round for Rocky Mt....

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Betty Jean Gurley claimed game-of-the-week honors during a two-week stretch on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Lou Ellen Flowers (low net), Nan Jarrell (low putts) and Cathy Garris (low gross) excelled this week. One week earlier, Linda Hilburn and...

Michel's hat trick sparks Saints at home

DUDLEY -- Peterson Michel posted a hat trick (three goals) in Southern Wayne's 6-1, non-conference victory over North Lenoir on Thursday afternoon. Ulysses Ramirez added two goals for the Saints, who remained unbeaten in three outings this season. Byron Martinez...

Unbeaten Chargers shut out Rams in tennis

SNOW HILL -- Wayne Country Day swept the singles and doubles courts en route to a 9-0 win over Greene Central on Thursday. Gianna Democko, Jennifer Potts, Taylor Willman, Ally Willman, Eliza Eagles and Anna Allen won the singles matches....

Spring Creek earns regular-season sweep of Wayne Christian

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek completed its regular-season sweep of Wayne Christian, 25-11, 25-18, 25-11, on Thursday afternoon. Emily Wells had two aces for the Eagles. Reagan Taylor had seven digs. Wayne Christian (0-2 overall) plays host to Greenville Christian...

Hawks soar to 3-set road win

Allyson Heath had nine service points and 20 assists and North Lenoir toppled Southern Wayne 25-10, 25-14, 25-11 Thursday evening. Mya Parks had 14 service points and seven kills for the Hawks. Paige Sports had 10 service points and seven...

Mercer has 16 kills in Rosewood's three-set win over GC

SNOW HILL -- Lexi Mercer had 16 kills and nine digs to lead Rosewood to a comfortable 25-22, 25-11, 25-16 non-conference win over Greene Central Thursday evening. Ada Rivera had 24 assists and five digs for the Eagles. Callie Thornton...

Preps digest: JV sports

JV sports * Volleyball: Rosewood 2, Greene Central 0 -- Rosewood swept Greene Cenral 25-18, 25-15 in the JV match on Thursday evening. Stats were not provided....

FOOTBALL TAB: Spring Creek roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Jamal Davis RB/CB 5-8 110 Soph. 3 Jordan Hicks SE/LB 6-2 190 Sr. 4 Matt Dupuy QB/CB 5-7 110 Soph. 7 Jessie Casper RB/S 5-8 125 Soph. 9 Lewis Sampson SE/CB 5-10 135...

FOOTBALL TAB: Sanders attempting to emulate teachings from former coach

aetzler@newsargus.com Coming off one of the better seasons in Spring Creek's young football history, head coach Aaron Sanders realizes his system is working. He just needs to keep building and perfecting it. The Gators finished the season 3-9 in 2013...

FOOTBALL TAB: Southern Wayne roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Shamar Faison RB/LB 6-2 175 Sr. 2 Marquail Roddick WR/DB 6-3 176 Sr. 5 Xzavier Pearsall RB/DB 6-0 170 Sr. 6 Zach Buff WR/DB 5-5 126 Jr. 8 Manny Walker RB/DB 5-10 160...

FOOTBALL TAB: Rosewood roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Marquail Almontaser SE/DB 5-9 165 Jr. 2 Quan Joyner SE/DB 5-9 150 Sr. 3 Bronton Woodard RB/DB 5-9 165 Jr. 7 Nick Martin SE/DB 5-8 130 Sr. 8 Cameron Helt QB/DB 5-7 175...

FOOTBALL TAB: Preseason trip to Ronald McDonald House beneficial for Eagles

aetzler@newsargus.com A week into the football season, the Rosewood football team took a trip to Greenville. The Eagles visited East Carolina University and checked out Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. It was a cool experience for many of the players, but it wasn't...

FOOTBALL TAB: Princeton roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Jordan Craft WR/DB 5-8 160 Sr. 2 Jarrett Pearce QB/DB 5-8 165 Jr. 3 Cameron Jackson WR/FS 5-11 165 Soph. 5 Earl Gibson WR/DB 5-7 160 Soph. 6 Vicente Mendez K/P 5-9 165...

FOOTBALL TAB: Bulldogs continue to knock on door to earn elite status in 1A play

A placard on the wall inside his office has become a valuable teaching tool for third-year Princeton head football coach Derrick Minor. It's a formula directed toward sports and everyday life -- E + R = O. Minor beams when...

FOOTBALL TAB: North Duplin roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 5 JP Payton QB/DB 5-9 160 Jr. 7 Cedrick Kornegay WR/DB 5-11 165 Sr. 9 William Archer QB/OLB 5-9 191 Jr. 10 Chase King B/DB 5-7 129 Soph. 14 Emiliano Mora B/DB 5-9 210...

FOOTBALL TAB: Martin hopes to 'blue-collar' attitude from young North Duplin team

aetzler@newsargus.com A gold-painted tool box sits in front as the North Duplin football team takes their team photo for the upcoming season. It has a twin sitting in the trophy case at the school. There is nothing inside. The tool...

FOOTBALL TAB: The future belongs to Princeton's Johnny Frasier

The clicking of his cleats echoed down the silent hallway. A shadow appeared in the door. The hulking figure turned sideways to avoid hitting the door frame. A slight smile creased Derrick Minor's face. Princeton running back Johnny Frasier, in...

FOOTBALL TAB: James Kenan roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Kendrick Whitfield RB/LB 5-6 150 Sr. 2 Daquan Mann Rec/DB 5-11 170 Sr. 3 Khalil Savage RB/DB 5-7 152 Sr. 4 John Brooks Rec/LB 6-4 186 Jr. 5 Telvin Wallace Rec/DB 5-10 159...

FOOTBALL TAB: Graduation takes away skilled, athletic players from James Kenan

During the last couple of years, there's been a handful of eastern North Carolina prep football powerhouses capable of winning the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-A state championship. James Kenan is included in that group. Since Ken Avent Jr.'s...

FOOTBALL TAB: Johnson seeks to infuse new energy, internal drive into Goldsboro

Bennett Johnson is glad Goldsboro is the second year of its home-and-home contracts with some non-conference teams on its schedule. But before the pacts expire, the first-year head varsity coach has to guide the Cougars through another rigorous campaign. Eight...

FOOTBALL TAB: Eastern Wayne set standard among ECC 3A teams last season

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne set a higher standard for future teams and its Wayne County brethren during the 2013 season. But the Warriors feel empty from that record-setting campaign. There's neither a conference nor an eastern regional championship to show for...

FOOTBALL TAB: Ayden-Grifton favored to defend ECC 2A title

rcoggins@newsargus.com Bennett Johnson has always been a fan of high school football in eastern North Carolina -- long before he donned a Wilson Beddingfield uniform and turned in a record-setting prep career. He knows the traditions. He remembers the ups...

FOOTBALL TAB: Eastern Wayne roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Class 1 Dayshawn Pridgen ATH 5-6 150 Sr. 2 KK Best QB/FS 5-7 175 Jr. 3 Micah Smith ATH 6-1 175 Sr. 4 Dameko Artis LB 5-9 165 Sr. 5 Blake Hartsfield C 5-10 175...

FOOTBALL TAB: Williams says Warriors have to be hungry, can't be satisfied with 2013 success

Bubba Williams has worked diligently -- and tirelessly -- to change the culture of Eastern Wayne football. He's still got more work to do. The Warriors enter 2014 on the heels of the program's most-successful season. Williams' squad won 11...

FOOTBALL TAB: In-practice skirmish valuable teaching tool for Golden Falcons

aetzler@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- It was just the third practice in shoulder pads and Jarrett Scott had already had enough. Charles B. Aycock head coach Steve Brooks had been riding the tight end hard during the first two practices, and the...

FOOTBALL TAB: Teams are chasing Kenan, Princeton in Carolina 1A

aetzler@newsargus.com James Kenan head coach Ken Avent Jr. knows about the daily grind of being successful in the Carolina 1-A conference. He's nearly perfected it. In seven years at the helm of the Tigers, he's brought home two state championships...

Golden Falcons net 2nd ECC win of season

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Summer Pennington continues to search for the right pieces to put Charles B. Aycock in contention for a regular-season conference championship and a dual-team tennis playoff berth. John Fonvielle needs some freshmen. The Golden Falcons, who return...

C.B. Aycock-Southern Wayne tennis box

C.B. Aycock 9 Southern Wayne 0 Singles: Ashton Walker (CBA) d. Hope Jones 6-1, 6-1; Cassidy Coerver (CBA) d. Alli Barrow 6-0, 6-1; Casie Belom (CBA) d. Brooke Kornegay 6-0, 6-0; Kassidy Pitchford (CBA) d. Stephanie Gonzalez 6-0, 6-1; Sabrina...

Britt, Brooks: 'Fresh legs' important for season-opening game

rcoggins@newsargus.com During its previous two meetings against county football rival Charles B. Aycock, Rosewood has struggled to put fresh legs on the field in the fourth quarter. The Golden Falcons, on each occasion, pulled away for the win. With six...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Grieve notches hat trick in Aycock's road win

rcoggins@newsargus.com Battered and bruised, Noah Adkins kept fighting for every ball. His sweat-soaked, mud-stained jersey served as proof of his stout effort. He just wished Wayne Country Day had more to show for it in a 3-1, non-conference loss to...

Defending 1A state champs ground Hawks

Jacob Baird recorded 12 saves between the pipes in North Lenoir's 7-0, non-conference loss to defending 1-A state champion Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday evening. The Hawks (1-1-0 overall) are the guests of Southern Wayne today....

North Lenoir sweeps North Pitt in volleyball

Laura Haerer cranked out 11 kills and had five blocks in North Lenoir's 25-18, 25-21, 25-19 non-conference win over North Pitt on Wednesday. Mya Parks contributed seven kills and six digs. Paige Sports registered six kills. Allyson Heath dished out...

Princeton pulls out 5-set thriller

PRINCETON -- Kasey Edwards recorded 13 kills and four blocks, and Princeton turned back county rival Corinth-Holders 25-20, 25-20, 17-25, 27-29, 17-15 on Wednesday afternoon. Taylor Carroll and Kortney Edwards provided 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Kelsey Peedin paced the...

Johnson: Goldsboro must get better

rcoggins@newsargus.com Goldsboro is in a transition year, but there is some talent to keep it in contention for a postseason berth. However, the Cougars have to get better. Scrimmages against defending state 1-AA champion James Kenan and perennial 3-A power...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Preps digest: JV, middle schools results

JV * Boys' soccer: Freedom Christian 2, Wayne Christian 1 -- Holden Foster scored the lone goal for Wayne Christian. The Eagles (0-1-0 overall) entertain Wilson Christian on Friday. * Volleyball: Goldsboro d. Southern Wayne 25-11, 25-19 -- Kelsey...

WCDS netters collect another non-conference victory

Wayne Country Day remained unbeaten with an 8-1, non-conference triumph over Lawrence Academy on the Wayne Community College tennis courts Tuesday afternoon. The Chargers swept the singles courts. Second-seeded Jennifer Potts posted a straight-set shutout at No. 2 singles....

Season of change at Southern Wayne

aetzler@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Southern Wayne head varsity football coach David Lee gets to take a step back this season. And put 2013 behind him. Barely two weeks before the Saints' season opener at James Kenan, assistant coach Jeremy Joyner left...

Walnut Creek LGA news

Sam Gillette and Jewel Ivey shared low net honors during first flight action the Walnut Creek Ladies League State Play Day. Hiromi Sueki won low gross. Gaye Bryant captured low gross in second flight. Evelyn Rose and Linda Cannon claimed...

Morton cards first-ever ace in golf

Steven Morton recorded his first-ever hole-in-one at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Sunday. Morton aced hole No. 7 with a 5-iron. His father, Lynn, and brother, Ryan, witnessed the feat....

Rosewood's Burton claims medalist honors at Lane Tree GC

Rosewood junior Lindsey Burton earned medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 44 on the Lane Tree Golf Club links Tuesday afternoon. Charles B. Aycock freshman Abby Sauls carded a 47, followed by the Eagles' Alana Pipkin with a 53....

North Lenoir slips past Rosewood

La GRANGE -- North Lenoir's Nic Kennedy scored shortly after Rosewood tied the game late, giving the Hawks a 2-1, season-opening win Tuesday. Eric Holloway assisted Mike Bednarz's goal in the first half. Stalen Massengill got credit for a goal...

Eastern Wayne opens defense of ECC 3A/4A tennis crown

WINTERVILLE -- A young and inexperienced Warriors team pulled out a tough 5-4, season-opening win over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe South Central on Tuesday afternoon. Eastern Wayne split the singles matches with Brennan Dove, Elizabeth Sutton and Kaycee Kemper...

Edwards delivers eight-kill effort for Bulldogs

PRINCETON -- Kortney Edwards collected eight kills and served three aces during Princeton's season-opening 25-23, 27-25, 25-16 victory over Bunn on Tuesday afternoon. Kasey Edwards added five kills and one ace. Hailey Wood (six kills, two aces), Taylor Carroll (five...

Spring Creek sweeps Wayne Christian in volleyball

Kasey Norris had 12 assists and seven digs in Wayne Christian's season-opening 19-25, 9-25, 22-25 loss to county foe Spring Creek on Tuesday. Emily Wells had three service aces and two kills. Hannah Sladick added six kills and three blocks....

Warriors' Hamilton has block party against Hawks

Junior Naheria Hamilton recorded a team- and match-high seven blocks in Eastern Wayne's 25-19, 27-25, 26-24 triumph over North Lenoir at Wooten Gymnasium on Tuesday evening. Casey Young cranked out seven kills and served five aces. Sara Rice recorded 15...

Goldsboro battles through opening-set mistakes

aetzler@newsargus.com After starting out flat in the Wayne Christian Jamboree on Saturday, the Goldsboro volleyball team did it again Tuesday. They surrendered the first four points of the match and couldn't recover in a first-set loss to Southern Wayne. Cougars...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Preps: JV, Middle schools results

JV sports * Boys' soccer: Wayne Country Day 3, Oakwood 0 -- Nehemiya Shaw opened the scoring for the Chargers early in the second half and Wayne Country Day beat Oakwood 3-0. Nick Fletcher and Ryan Thiele also added...

Michel scores twice, Saints topple Gators

aetzler@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- Peterson Michel wasn't sure what his role was going to be this season. He started the game on the bench as Southern Wayne opened its season against Spring Creek. Saints head coach Mario Aguilar wanted to see...

Rosewood, C.B. Aycock spikers find some answers

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- County rivals Rosewood and Charles B. Aycock each answered some questions on the volleyball court Monday afternoon. The Eagles found some offensive firepower. The Golden Falcons discovered a libero. Junior Lexi Mercer and outside hitter Ashley Thornton...

Oakwood takes 4-set win over Wayne Country Day

Wayne Country Day lost to Oakwood in four sets 9-25, 13-25, 25-20, 10-25 on Monday afternoon. Tiffany Larsen, Olivia Dively, Stephanie Schapelle and Sarah Crooks each had three kills for the Chargers. Rachel Uzzell had 13 assists. Crooks served eight...

Eastern Wayne sweeps Clinton in volleyball

CLINTON -- Eastern Wayne volleyball coach Jackie Lewis triumphed in her debut as the Warriors defeated Clinton 25-22, 25-20, 25-15 on Monday evening. The Warriors (1-0 overall) visit North Lenoir today. The JV game begins at 4 p.m. inside Wooten...

Chargers continue unbeaten start on soccer pitch

Wayne Country Day grinded out its third win in four days with a 4-1, non-conference decision over Oakwood. Charlie Roethling converted a penalty kick 10 minutes into the match. Jacob Magera volleyed in a Hunter Bryson cross for the second...

Cougars boot Warriors in season-opening action

Four different players scored one goal apiece as Goldsboro tripped up Eastern Wayne, 4-2, in the season-opening match for both teams Monday evening. Sophomore Rubin Quiroz, junior Jacob Seate, junior Jesus Quiroz and sophomore Aaron Seate each found the back...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Chargers claim pair of wins on soccer pitch

Tony Townsend and Noah Adkins supplied two goals apiece during Wayne Country Day's 7-2, non-conference triumph over Community Christian on Saturday afternoon. Returning starters Charlie Roethling and Jacob Magera, and freshman Hunter Bryson each collected one goal. Roethling converted a...

Area volleyball teams seek team chemistry

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eager to play against someone other than teammates who wear the same color uniform, five area teams hit the volleyball court at Wayne Christian on Saturday. Goldsboro, Spring Creek, Wayne Country Day and North Duplin participated in the ninth...

Warriors, Cougars, Golden Falcons compete in scrimmage

rcoggins@newsargus.com Questions were answered. Other concerns surfaced during a three-team, preseason soccer jamboree involving county rivals Eastern Wayne, Goldsboro and Charles B. Aycock on a humid Friday evening. The Warriors and Golden Falcons generated offense on a consistent basis and...