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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mooneyham discovered his passion during PE class

kballard@newsargus.com Joseph Mooneyham was told to slow down. The Charles B. Aycock junior cross country runner was logging 60 miles per week this summer. His coach Butch Bennett had to rein him in so he was fresh for practice. Bennett...

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Boys' soccer: Spring Creek 4, Dillard 1 -- Jose Reynaga scored two goals and Marquise Newell and Luis Jimenez each found the net once. Spring Creek (7-4-0 overall) plays host to Eastern Wayne on Thursday....

Top-seeded Chargers dispatch Northeast Academy

rcoggins@newsargus.com Shutouts have become the norm in recent matches for perennial girls' tennis powerhouse Wayne Country Day this season. Oh, but there's room for improvement. At least, that's Mark Phillips' assessment after the top-seeded Chargers' 9-0 conquest of Northeast Academy...

Nemesis Greenfield strikes early, eliminates WCDS

rcoggins@newsargus.com WILSON -- Don't concede an early goal. But Steve Ellis' pre-match concerns surfaced quickly after kickoff. Nemesis Greenfield struck in the sixth minute and Wayne Country Day played from behind during a season-ending, 6-2 loss in quarterfinal-round action the...

Bill Kemp Invitational: Coor, Mehlhaff are individual champs; Rosewood sweeps team titles

aetzler@newsargus.com Spring Creek senior Allen Coor entered the final loop of the woods trailing Charles B. Aycock's Joseph Mooneyham by nearly eight seconds. Coor knew he had a little bit left in the tank, but wasn't sure if he had...

Ruben Quiroz, Chris Pate spark Goldsboro's 2nd-half surge

After trailing at halftime, Goldsboro scored three second-half goals to defeat Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe Ayden-Grifton on Tuesday. Sophomore Ruben Quiroz scored two goals for the Cougars. Christopher Pate added the third goal and an assist for Goldsboro. Jesus...

Unbeaten Lakewood ousts Spring Creek in 2nd round

SALEMBURG -- No. 17 seed Spring Creek fell victim to No. 1 seed and Carolina 1-A Conference foe Lakewood 25-16, 25-19, 25-22 in the second round of the NCHSAA 1-A state playoffs on Tuesday. Rachel McCollum had 12 kills and...

Princeton sweeps Whiteville in 1A volleyball playoffs

Princeton swept Whiteville 27-25, 25-17, 25-18 in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A state playoffs on Tuesday. Charley Cox led the Bulldogs with 29 assists. Kasey Edwards notched 12 kills and seven blocks. Emily...

Former EW alum Altice slated for induction into Shaw U Athletics Hall

rcoggins@newsargus.com RALEIGH -- Andre Altice wasn't sure what to think about the phone call. "I didn't believe it, to be honest," he said. The caller, former head coach Bobby Sanders, said it was true. Altice gathered his thoughts for a...

Aycock's Sauls qualifies for 3A girls state golf championships

BOLIVIA -- Charles B. Aycock freshman Abby Sauls is headed to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A women's golf championships. Sauls punched her ticket with an 18-hole round of 101 during the eastern regional contested at Carolina...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Volleyball: Rosewood d. Eastern Wayne 25-22, 25-22, 25-15 -- Taylor Smith served eight aces for the Eagles, who finished a perfect 13-0 and seized the Wayne County Middle School Athletic Conference regular-season championship. Maddie Honn contributed...

Rampants shut out Saints

GREENVILLE -- Southern Wayne endured a 1-0 loss to J.H. Rose in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference match Monday evening. The Saints conclude regular-season play at home Wednesday against county foe Eastern Wayne. Each team has already qualified for the...

Hawks double up Cougars in ECC 2A soccer

Uziel Garcia notched the eventual game-winning goal in the 46th minute as North Lenoir rallied past Goldsboro, 4-2, in an Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference game Monday evening. Eric Holloway put the Hawks on the board in the 23rd minute on...

Barnes scores twice, Eagles escape North Duplin

Zack Barnes scored twice during Rosewood's 2-1, senior night victory over North Duplin in Carolina 1-A Conference play Monday evening. Hayden Amodeo and Ethan Chapin each had an assist. Ronaldo Castenada collected an unassisted goal for the Rebels. ND keepers...

Spring Creek captures Carolina 1A boys' soccer crown

WARSAW -- Spring Creek dethroned James Kenan as the Carolina 1-A Conference champion with a 5-3 victory at Bill Taylor Field on Monday evening. The Gators (15-4 overall, 12-2 Carolina) won their seventh league championship in the past nine years....

Anderson scores lone goal in Warriors' senior night win

aetzler@newsargus.com As shot after shot after shot deflected off the crossbar or sailed wide of the goal, players from Eastern Wayne and Charles B. Aycock wondered if anyone would ever find the net. Christian Anderson started to get nervous. "It's...

Rosewood's Burton finishes 3rd in East 1A/2A girls' golf regional

rcoggins@newsargus.com Leann Domotrovits remembered last year's trip to Walnut Creek Country Club. The Croatan senior and Rosewood's Lindsey Burton staged an epic four-hole playoff to determine the individual regional champion. Domotrovits left little doubt this time. Steady from the opening...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Walker, Belom-Coerver move on to state tennis tournament

WILSON -- Three Charles B. Aycock players extended their respective tennis seasons at least one more week with runner-up efforts in the 2014 N.C. High School Athletic Class 3-A eastern regional contested at Barton College. Top-seeded Ashton Walker dropped...

Preps digest: Middle schools

Middle schools * Football: Spring Creek 36, Eastern Wayne 14 -- Dominique Morse rambled for a 60-yard touchdown and returned a fumble for another score in the Gators' victory over the Warriors. Javon Newsome and Isaiah Gray provided one...

North Lenoir sweeps Graham in 2A volleyball playoffs

La GRANGE -- A trio of North Lenoir hitters combined for 25 kills in North Lenoir's 25-14, 25-21, 25-23 triumph over Graham in first-round play of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A playofs. Paige Sports led the Hawks'...

Top-seeded Lee County knocks out Aycock

SANFORD -- Charles B. Aycock concluded its season with a 4-25, 12-25, 24-6 loss to top-seeded Lee County in the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs. No additional details were provided....

Walnut Creek Ladies Golf news

Hiromi Sueki claimed low gross honors in first flight play during action on the Walnut Creek Country Club links. Kathy Woodard secured low net. Sam Gillette and Evelyn Rose shared low putts. Charlotte Campbell emerged as the low gross winner...

Tilus finds home away from home at Southern Wayne

aetzler@newsargus.com DUDLEY -- You don't walk on his field. Obens Tilus doesn't believe in walking. He's used to running and has done so his entire life -- either on the soccer pitch or all over the world. He's left his...

Rebels' Quintanilla claims 1A east singles title

GREENVILLE -- North Duplin's Julissa Quintanilla emerged as the NCHSAA Class 1-A eastern regional singles champion. Quintanilla returns to action Friday in the state tournament in Cary. The Rebels, meanwhile, play host to county rival Wallace-Rose Hill in second-round action...

Prep notebook: Griffin makes amends, contributes well in Cougars' loss

Two weeks ago, Ray'quan Griffin got kicked out of practice by head coach Bennett Johnson for being more about himself than the rest of the team. He was trash-talking his own teammates and eventually it just went too far....

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A little bit of luck sends Kierski, Wayne Country Day to second round

rcoggins@newsargus.com Sheer luck. But Matt Kierski and his Wayne Country Day teammates will certainly take it. Kierski's rebound shot on a free kick in the 56th minute lifted the fifth-seeded Chargers past Neuse Christian, 2-1, in opening-round action of the...

Eastern Wayne volleyball falls short against Gray's Creek

rcoggins@newsargus.com Tears streamed down her face as Sara Rice buried her head on a teammate's shoulder. It wasn't supposed to end this way. Not her senior year. But Gray's Creek spoiled Rice and her fellow seniors' aspirations of advancing in...

Rosewood wins for fifth time in six games

After dropping three straight to start the season, Rosewood won its fifth game in six tries with a 44-20 conquest of Carolina 1-A Conference foe North Duplin Friday night. Mike Woodard and Cam Helt combined for 255 yards rushing...

Goldsboro suffers heartbreaking defeat to Kinston

aetzler@newsargus.com There he was. The eternal optimist. Goldsboro coach Bennett Johnson crouched, staring at the ground with his visor in his hand, wondering what went wrong. Just hours before he was running down the sidelines fist pumping and chest bumping...

SW-SC box

Southern Wayne 0 0 0 6 -- 6 South Central 16 14 6 0 -- 36 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Southern Wayne -- Tyaire Allen 24-109; Manny Walker 10-24; Dallas Graham 9-22, TD; Nick Kennon 2-(minus-3); Jacob Hollingsworth 1-(minus-2). PASSING...

Princeton-SC Box

Spring Creek 0 0 0 8 -- 8 Princeton 36 20 0 6 -- 62 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- Princeton -- Johnny Frasier 7-162, 3 TDs; Kiade Richardson 8-47; Adam Crocker 3-28, TD; Michael Wooten 3-26, TD; Jordan Stallworth 1-22;...

Preps digest

CAMDEN -- Rosewood's season came to an end with a 25-13, 25-17, 25-13 loss to Camden County in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A volleyball playoffs Saturday afternoon. Ada Rivera had 16 assists....

N. Duplin-Rosewood box

North Duplin 0 14 0 6 -- 20 Rosewood 6 20 12 6 -- 44 Second quarter ND -- C. Kornegay 20 pass from Mora (Jaimes kick), 4:51 ND -- B. Kornegay 62 run (Jaimes kick), 0:17 Fourth quarter ND...

NC prep football scores

Albemarle 45, North Moore 0 Alexander Central 21, Statesville 17 Apex 40, Cary 10 Ashe County 48, East Wilkes 14 Asheville 48, McDowell County 14 Asheville Erwin 26, Asheville Roberson 9 Asheville Reynolds 76, Enka 10 Ayden-Grifton 30, South Lenoir...

James Kenan - Lakewood Box

James Kenan 7 0 21 0 -- 28 Lakewood 0 0 0 6 -- 6 First quarter JK -- Washington 72 pass from Avent III (Hernandez kick), 11:22 Third quarter JK -- Williams 39 run (Hernandez kick), 6:28 JK --...

Goldsboro-Kinston box

Kinston 0 0 16 8 -- 24 Goldsboro 14 0 6 0 -- 20 First quarter GHS -- Griffin 54 pass from Bowden (McAlduff kick), 11:17 GHS -- Baker 59 pass from Bowden (McAlduff kick), 1:15 Third quarter GHS --...

E. Wayne-JH Rose box

J.H. Rose 17 6 0 0 -- 23 Eastern Wayne 14 28 14 7 -- 63 First quarter JHR -- Spell 2 run (Alexander kick), 10:29 EW -- Richards 53 pass from KK Best (Dove kick), 8:07 JHR -- Williams...

CBA DH Conley Box

DH Conley 7 7 7 14 -- 35 CB Aycock 7 0 0 0 -- 7 First quarter CBA -- Darden pass from Morrow (Matthews kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING -- CBA -- TJ Morrow 15-31, R'keesh Greene 10-20, Tyrique Ford...

Emily Ricks leads Princeton volleyball to second round

aetzler@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- After a slow start, freshman Emily Ricks walked behind the back line with her team trailing by four. Serving in a varsity playoff game for the time, an expressionless Ricks surveyed the situation. She served. Point Bulldogs....

Eastern Wayne pulls off monumental upset over JH Rose

rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne answered every challenge, believed in itself and shook the foundation of eastern North Carolina high school football Friday evening. Ranked No. 8 among the state's 4-A schools, J.H. Rose -- led by three Division I recruits --...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Avila, Binar each post hat trick in Gators' lopsided win

aetzler@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- As Spring Creek's Gio Avila volleyed the cross into the back of net for his third goal of the game, Hobbton's team was trying to figure out what was happening. Meanwhile, Avila was midway through his...

Kinston trips up Goldsboro in ECC 2A soccer

Goldsboro never recovered from surrendering two first half goals and lost 3-2 to Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference opponent Kinston on Thursday. Ruben Quiroz and Jacob Seate each scored for the Cougars. Michael Eovine assisted a goal and David McAlduff had...

Hawks shut down Blue Devils

North Lenoir scored two goals within a minute during the first half en route to a 4-0 win over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference foe South Lenoir Thursday. Nic Kennedy and Marco Campos each scored a goal and had an assist....

Rosewood slips past Lakewood, 2-1

SALEMBURG -- Despite being down five starters, Carolina 1-A Conference opponent Lakewood gave Rosewood a true test for about 45 minutes Thursday evening. Then the lights went out. The power outage at Lakewood allowed Rosewood to survive a 2-1 dogfight....

Mooneyham, Gregory, Biggins, Atwood each earn all-ECC accolades

WINTERVILLE -- Seven of 14 Charles B. Aycock runners set personal bests during the boys' portion of season-ending Eastern Carolina Conference 3-A/4-A Championships meet ran at Boyd Lee Park on Thursday. The Golden Falcons were led by Joseph Mooneyham, who...

Lane Tree Ladies Golf news

Betty Jean Gurley claimed game-of-the-week honors on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Novella Zambelli ran away with low net, while Nan Jarrell claimed low putts. Linda Watson captured low gross with an 82....

Preps digest: JV, middle schools

JV * Football: J.H. Rose 44, Eastern Wayne 20 -- Malyk Williams' three touchdown performance under center wasn't enough for the Warriors in a 44-20 loss to JH Rose. The Warriors were tied 20-20 at halftime before Rose exploded...

Eastern Wayne defense faces Rampants' high-octane offense

rcoggins@newsargus.com Bubba Williams would certainly like to know who organized this schedule. Eastern Wayne, for the third time in a four-week stretch, meets an unbeaten team on the football field. This time, the Warriors play host to No. 9-ranked J.H....

Perennial power Union Pines eliminates C.B. Aycock

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Union Pines swept the doubles and completed a 7-0, rain-suspended victory over Charles B. Aycock in opening-round action of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A dual-team girls' tennis playoffs Thursday afternoon. Union Pines faces Hunt in...

Golden Falcons blank South Central on senior night

rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Troubled by in-fighting among teammates most of the season and haunted by its inability to finish around the goal, Charles B. Aycock played its most complete soccer game of the season Thursday evening. And on senior night,...