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Monday, January 23, 2017

WRESTLING: Aycock matmen finish 15th overall at Buzzard Brawl

BUIES CREEK -- Charles B. Aycock placed 15th among 27 teams in the highly-competitive, two-day Buzzard Brawl wrestling invitational contested at Campbell University. The Golden Falcons took 10 grapplers to the meet and nine won at least one individual...

INDOOR TRACK: UMO trio sets new school records

UMO Media Relations LIBERTY, Va. -- University of Mount Olive indoor track and field standouts Leah Hanle, Taylor Moncrief and Adam Craig each broke a school record during the Liberty Kickoff. Hanle, a freshman, ran the mile in 5 minutes,...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Box - S. Central at E. Wayne

South Central    13    26    26    6    --    71 Eastern Wayne    14    5    15    6    --    40 SOUTH CENTRAL (8-6, 7-0 ECC) Anna Mewborn 4 1 0-0 11, Brittany Tyson 3 0 5-9 11, Curtasia Canady 0 0 0-2 0, Brittany...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Box - Greenfield @ WCDS

GREENFIELD (0-9, 0-6 CPIC) Sumer Hassan 0 0 0-2 0, Grace DiNardo 2 0 0-0 4, June Khongpatimakorn 1 0 0-0 2, Avery Vester 1 0 0-0 2, Kaelyn Wall 2 0 0-0 4. TOTALS -- 6 0 0-2 12....

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Box - S. Central @ E. Wayne

South Central    20    13    22    15    --    70 Eastern Wayne    8    16    17    19    --    60 SOUTH CENTRAL (14-1, 7-0 ECC) Thaj Riddick 2 3 3-4 16, Tyrice Blow 0 0 1-2 1, Xavier Boyd 4 0 0-0 8, Sykeim...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Box - Greenfield @ WCDS

Greenfield    9    17    13    22    --    62 WCDS    11    13    18    23    --    64 GREENFIELD (14-8, 4-1 CPIC) Dorieon Suggs 5 0 2-5 11, Coby White 10 4 7-10 39, Elijah McCaden 4 0 0-0 8, Dji Bailey 1 0...

SWIMMING: Jones, Pittman each notch another AQ time

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com Spirited races. Fist pumps. Shouts of encouragement. The atmosphere felt like the opening meet of the season as swimmers churned through the crystal clear blue water inside B.G. Darden Natatorium on Friday evening. Instead, it's the...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools news

JV • Boys' basketball: Eastern Wayne 47, South Central 44 (OT) -- Devin Brown recorded a triple-double -- 14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks -- in the Warriors' victory Friday afternoon. Rudy Spears netted 16 points for EW, which rallied...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Chargers beat Cougars with 3-pointer as time expires

LITTLEFIELD -- Ayden-Grifton drained a 3-pointer as time expired and turned back Goldsboro, 56-53, in an Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference encounter Friday evening. Isaiah Wilder paced three Cougars in double figures with 18 points. Jaryan Hargis and Daryl Gaddis knocked...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Hobbton trips up Rosewood

Omar Farrior pumped in a team- and game-high 26 points as Hobbton handed Rosewood a 54-44 loss on the Carolina 1-A Conference scene Friday evening. Tucker Chapin emerged as the Eagles' top scorer with 14 points. Chance Howard chipped nine...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: James Kenan races past Princeton

WARSAW -- Austin Sullivan knocked down a team-high 18 points during Princeton's 64-45 loss to Carolina 1-A Conference leader James Kenan inside Harmon Gym on Friday evening. Garrett Klein complemented Sullivan's effort with eight points. Ryan Woodard scored seven points,...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Spring Creek tosses aside Lakewood

SALEMBURG -- Najee Young sizzled the nets for a team-high 21 points and Spring Creek turned back Lakewood, 62-48, in a Carolina 1-A Conference battle Friday evening. Jamerion Dawson contributed 12 points and five rebounds. Dominique Morse provided 11 points...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: North Duplin rolls over Neuse Charter

SMITHFIELD -- Luke Britt tickled the twine for a team-high 20 points during North Duplin's 71-51 thrashing of Neuse Charter in Carolina 1-A Conference action Friday evening. Malik Cobb added 15 points for the Rebels, who rose to 4-9 overall...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Rosewood throttles Hobbton

Rosewood continued its chase for its fourth straight Carolina 1-A Conference regular-season title with a 40-29 victory over Hobbton on Friday evening. Braylee Butts pumped in 16 points and picked the Wildcats for four steals. Backcourt mate Payton Lane contributed...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Princeton dumps James Kenan

WARSAW -- Jordan Benson scored 17 points as Princeton knocked off James Kenan, 44-28, in a Carolina 1-A Conference contest inside Harmon Gym on Friday evening. Jazmaine McCain scored 12 points. Tekiria Cummings had nine points. Head coach Paula Wooten...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Carson paces SC with double-double

SALEMBURG -- Belinda Carson recorded her first career double-double as Spring Creek upended Lakewood, 36-33, in Carolina 1-A Conference play Friday evening. A freshman, Carson scored 17 points, snared 16 rebounds, collected three steals and blocked a shot. The Gators...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Goldsboro ends 3-game skid in league play

LITTLEFIELD -- Destiny Lucas turned in a 24-point performance and led Goldsboro to a 51-37 victory over Eastern Carolina 2-A Conference rival Ayden-Grifton on Friday evening. T'ziah Kelly contributed 14 points. The Cougars (5-7 overall, 1-3 ECC) snapped a three-game...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Saints fall to New Bern

Samiya Bess delivered a double-double -- 22 points, 13 rebounds -- during Southern Wayne's 61-45 romp over New Bern in an Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference clash Friday evening. Bess also blocked three shots. Nadia Chestnutt added 10 points. Kiara Wallace...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Falcons stop Warriors in ECC 3A-4A action

Ninevah Reddick scored 21 points and led a balanced South Central attack past Eastern Wayne, 71-40, in Eastern Carolina  3-A/4-A Conference varsity action on Friday night at New Hope. The triumph moved the Falcons to 8-6 overall and 7-0 in...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Chargers dominate Greenfield, stay unbeaten in CPIC

Behind a 22-point effort from Jala Holloman, Wayne Country Day cruised to a 51-12 victory over Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference rival Greenfield Friday night. The Chargers led the match wire to wire. After one quarter, WCDS leapt to a...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: State-ranked South Central turns back EW

By JUSTIN HAYES jhayes@newsargus.com Classically trained. That's exactly how South Central appeared on Friday evening, utilizing a nuanced effort from the whole of its roster to register a by-the-numbers, 70-60 victory over Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference foe Eastern Wayne. The...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Metcalf's 'and one' play sinks arch rival Greenfield

By BEN COLEY bcoley@newsargus.com Wayne Country Day's Marcus Metcalf tirelessly perfects his mid-range jump shot. All of those painstaking hours of practice had to pay off at some point. As luck would have it, that moment came when the Chargers...

FEATURE: Top Dog -- Chavious helps lead JMU to FCS national title

rcoggins@newsargus.com FRISCO, Texas -- Tyree Chavious received his hat and T-shirt from a team manager. Then he looked out into a sea of purple-clad fans who roared their approval and took photos on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and any other social...

Friday, January 20, 2017

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Gators escape Rebels on the road

CALYPSO -- Prior to the start of Monday morning's holiday shootaround, Spring Creek varsity basketball coach Taylor Jones gathered his team in the jump circle at "The Swamp." Less than 72 hours removed from a stirring road triumph at Carolina...

FEATURE: Spring Creek -- On the clock

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The music, a digital scroll of new country, 80's arena rock and bouncy hip-hop, reaches a cutting halt. In the gathering silence, a round saunters into form at the center jump circle. The Monday morning, free-form warmup...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Box -- SC @ N. Duplin

GIRLS Spring Creek 19 9 14 20 -- 62 North Duplin 13 5 5 5 -- 28 SPRING CREEK (7-7, 4-2) Destiney Sutton 6 1 0-2 15, Ashley Marriner 5 0 4-4 14, Jordan Lane 2 0 0-2 4, Ivey...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Carson has 18-point outing for Gators

CALYPSO -- Belinda Carson scored a game-high 18 points and secured five rebounds to propel Spring Creek past North Duplin, 62-28, in Carolina 1-A Conference play Thursday evening. The triumph moved the Gators to 7-7 overall and 4-2 in matters...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Goldsboro resident White reaches 2,000 points

WILSON -- Greenfield junior and Goldsboro resident Coby White needed barely half a minute to reach 2,000 points during his varsity career Tuesday evening. White reached the milestone with 7:40 remaining in the first period against Wayne Christian during their...

WRESTLING: Rosewood matmen beat Trask, fall to Laney

Eagles earn split * ROCKY POINT -- Rosewood's Timothy Decatur remained unbeaten in 46 outings this season, and the Eagles split a non-conference tri-meet at Heide Trask on Thursday evening. The Eagles lost 38-20 to Wilmington Laney and defeated the...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Box -- SC @ N. Duplin

BOYS Spring Creek 18 15 17 18 -- 68 North Duplin 21 14 14 15 -- 64 SPRING CREEK (10-5, 5-1) Dominique Morse 3 2 1-3 13, Najee Young 4 1 4-5 15, Jamerion Dawson 4 0 1-5 9, Landon...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Box -- New Bern @ EW

New Bern 4 10 7 7 -- 28 E. Wayne 12 20 14 15 -- 61 NEW BERN (7-10, 2-5 ECC) Jakayla Kelly 1 0 0-0 2, EJ Henderson 1 0 0-0 2, Mynaiah Payton 0 0 1-2 1, Diondra...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Warriors dismantle Bears

Eastern Wayne 61, New Bern 28 * Three consecutive losses were enough for Eastern Wayne head coach Michael Gurganus. He needed to see fire and he needed to see urgency -- any proof that his team was capable of bouncing...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Boys' basketball: Spring Creek 62, North Duplin 32 -- Demartae Bizzell pumped in a team-high 22 points during the Gators' road win Thursday evening. Tyrese Artis contributed 12 points. Middle schools * Boys' basketball: Neuse Charter 54,...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Box -- New Bern @ EW

New Bern 8 16 8 15 -- 47 E. Wayne 7 18 18 14 -- 57 NEW BERN (5-11, 2-5 ECC) Mike Steinman 2 0 4-6 8, Alston Norwaood 2 0 1-1 5, Frank Fortescue 1 2 2-2 10, Patrick...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eastern Wayne dominates New Bern in 2nd half

bcoley@newsargus.com There was nothing smooth about Eastern Wayne's first-half offense Thursday night. Sloppy plays in transition, ill-advised 3-point attempts and limited moves to the basket defined the first 16 minutes. All signs pointed toward a loss to New Bern --...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

WELLS FARGO CUP: Rosewood trails Carolina 1A rival Hobbton after fall competition

CHAPEL HILL -- Just 11 points separate five teams in the Carolina 1-A Conference Wells Fargo Conference cup competition after the conclusion of the fall sports season. Hobbton is the leader with 31 points. The Wildcats claimed the men's...

UMO: Trojans' Simmons cops league honor, makes highlight reel for espnW

UMO Media Relations MOUNT OLIVE -- University of Mount Olive's Daria Simmons has been selected as the Conference Carolinas women's basketball player-of-the-week. Simmons posted a career-high 40 points -- the third-highest, single-game output in program history -- during an 83-68...

BOYS' BASKETBALL: King, Chargers 'crown' Pope John Paul II

GREENVILLE -- Jamal King notched a double-double -- 25 points, 11 rebounds -- Wayne Country Day thumped Coastal Plains Independent 1-A foe Pope John Paul. Cole Atwood and Jimmie Sanders provided 15 and 13 points, respectively. The Chargers (15-7 overall,...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: WCDS throttles Pope John Paul II

GREENVILLE -- Jala Holloman torched the nets for 20 points during Wayne Country Day's 56-38 conquest of Pope John Paul II in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference play. Holloman also collected seven steals. Lexi Jeffreys flirted with a double-double --...

PREPS DIGEST: JV, middle schools

JV * Boys' basketball: Wayne Country Day 69, Pope John Paul 58 -- Andrew Gattis and Jaden Cooper knocked down 22 points apiece during the Chargers' road win. Case Kermode added 10 points. The Chargers (8-4 overall, 3-1 CPIC)...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Eagles overwhelm Knights

WILSON-- The Eagles picked up a huge conference win Tuesday night, defeating Greenfield 51-28. Kasey Norris led the Eagles with 21 points. Emma Harbuck went into double digits, scoring 14 points. Also contributing for Wayne Christian were Adayah Ginn who...

JV Digest

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Greenfield 59, WCS 48 -- Jeremy Bently led the Eagles with 17 points and added eight rebounds and five assists. Blake Tinker recorded 10 points and six rebounds....

VOLLEYBALL: Trojans win conference opener

MISENHEIMER -- The University of Mount Olive men's volleyball team picked up a key Conference Carolinas road win with a dominant three-set sweep of Pfeiffer University, 25-15-, 25-17, 25-15 on Tuesday night. UMO opened the first set with a quick...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

STORY: Sargent pursues Ninja Warrior dream

bcoley@newsargus.com Chase Sargent hungers for the next challenge. He was a competitive gymnast for 12 years, and has taught it for the past nine. He's been an actor and model, with credits in shows such as One Tree Hill, Eastbound...

STORY: Price signs with Pfeiffer

rcoggins@newsargus.com Throughout his high school career, Skyler Price kept a watchful eye on soccer programs at different colleges -- particularly on the Division II and III levels throughout North Carolina. He constantly followed their progress. William Peace University? Barton? Big...

GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Panthers too much for Rebels

BEULAVILLE -- East Duplin handed North Duplin a 58-24 loss Monday night. Mary Taylor Jones and Alyssa Santos had seven points apiece for the Rebels. North Duplin (0-11) travel to Spring Creek on Thursday....

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Rebels fall short against Panthers

BEULAVILLE -- North Duplin dropped a 64-45 non-conference loss to East Duplin Monday night. Luke Britt paced the Rebels with 11 points. Ricky Cameron added nine points. The Rebels (3-8) travel to Spring Creek on Thursday....