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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Rosewood's Britt says experience crucial for Eagles

By AVIEL SMOLKA asmolka@newsargus.com Rosewood head football coach Robert Britt feels the Eagles are headed for a breakthrough season. Various injuries to key starters a year ago allowed Britt to build some depth for 2018. He expects his team to...

PREP BOYS' SOCCER: Eastern Wayne manhandles Goldsboro

By AVIEL SMOLKA asmolka@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne and Goldsboro renewed their rivalry on soccer pitch Monday night. The Warriors' Andrew Sherman and Bryan Morales dominated the Cougars in a 7-2, season-opening win. "We did a great job of executing and finishing...

PREP BOYS' SOCCER: Aycock, N. Lenoir play to scoreless draw

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock couldn't find the back of the net during a season-opening, scoreless draw against North Lenoir on a soggy Hardy Talton Stadium pitch Monday evening. The Golden Falcons (0-0-1 overall) are back in action at home...

PREP GIRLS TENNIS: Goldsboro starts season with a shutout

Goldsboro emerged victorious in a pair of third-set tiebreakers and opened its season with a 9-0 conquest of Rosewood at Herman Park on Monday afternoon. No. 2 seed Rachel Johnson dropped the middle set before upending the Eagles' Kaley Hilton...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: WCDS rolls of Faith-RM, 3-0

Cate Eagles distributed 12 assists and served seven aces during Wayne Country Day's 25-15, 25-7, 25-12 triumph over Faith Christian of Rocky Mount on Monday afternoon. Mia Bolechowski provided 10 kills and six aces. Lexi Jeffreys filled the statsheet with...

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Princeton's Gaster hopes summer work pays off

By AVIEL SMOLKA asmolka@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- Princeton's football team hopes to grow from puppies to Bulldogs this season. However, one look at the roster tells a story -- the Bulldogs have had another season of turnover, especially on offense. After...

GOLF: Lane Tree Ladies news

Playing from the forward tees, Mary Ann Sutton collected game-of-the-week honors during play at Lane Tree Golf Club. Linda Watson secured low net. Eileen Henderson emerged as the GOW winner from the red tees. Jeanette Sasser seized low net, while...

RACING: Nahunta Dragway results

Fremont's Greg Glover emerged as the top driver in the Modified race contested at Nahunta Dragway on Saturday evening. Goldsboro's William "Jaws" Alston finished runner-up. Newport's Ross Gould advanced to the semifinals. A total of 24 cars entered the event....

Local Calendar

(Subject to change)Tuesday Prep boys' soccer Harrells Christian at WCDS    4:30 p.m. James Kenan at Southern Wayne    5 p.m. Spring Creek at Eastern Wayne    6 p.m. Prep volleyball Harrells Christian at WCDS    5:15 p.m. Goldsboro at Southern Wayne    6 p.m....

Sunday, August 12, 2018

PREP FOOTBALL: CBA's Brooks revisits teaching roots

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock could easily have one of the most-talented football teams in the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference this fall. There is one drawback, though. The Golden Falcons are oh so young with unknowns...

PREP VOLLEYBALL: WCDS wins tournament, ends long skids against opponents

From staff reports Mia Bolechowski earned Most Valuable Player honors and Wayne Country Day defeated Oakwood 18-25, 25-18, 25-18, 26-24 to claim its first-ever Charger Volleyball Tournament crown Saturday afternoon. Call it a redemption tour. Wayne Country Day (5-0 overall)...

PREP SOCCER: Chargers finally seize the elusive Cup

By AVIEL SMOLKA asmolka@newsargus.com Following a blowout win against Neuse Christian Academy, the Wayne Country Day boys' soccer team imposed its will upon Ridgecroft on Friday afternoon. And after Rocky Mount Academy forfeited its game Saturday morning due to injuries,...

PREP SOCCER: County teams engage in scrimmage at EW

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com Good success. And with no practice. Eastern Wayne executed a new defensive alignment with near precision and claimed a pair of shutouts during its annual preseason boys' soccer jamboree on Friday evening. Instead of working with...

Friday, August 10, 2018

PREP FOOTBALL: Warriors' Oates depending on his linemen this season

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com Eastern Wayne seeks an upward trend this fall. And head football coach Leander Oates is confident it will begin with his offensive and defensive lines. The two units bonded during spring ball and in summer workouts,...

CHARGER CUP: Wayne Country Day defeats Neuse Christian

By AVIEL SMOLKA asmolka@newsargus.com Soccer season has officially started. Wayne Country Day, opening its 2018-2019 boys' soccer schedule and its first season as 2-A team, claimed a 5-0 win against Neuse Christian Academy on Thursday afternoon. From whistle to whistle,...

Local Calendar

Today Prep football Morehead FCU Jamboree (at Northside HS, Jacksonville) Princeton vs. East Carteret    6 p.m. Princeton vs. Richlands    6:35 p.m. C.B. Aycock vs. Swansboro    7:15 p.m. C.B. Aycock vs. W. Carteret    7:50 p.m. Prep volleyball Charger Classic (at Wayne...

Thursday, August 9, 2018

PREP FOOTBALL: Rebels' Martin faces unique challenge

By RUDY COGGINS rcoggins@newsargus.com CALYPSO -- North Duplin never wavered from its ambitious goal of winning a state championship in 2017. It came close to hitting that mark. After a brilliant 14-1 campaign that ended with a heart-wrenching loss to...

PREP SOCCER: Chargers seek elusive Cup

By AVIEL SMOLKA asmolka@newsargus.com If you're not first, you're last. Wayne Country Day has finished second three consecutive times at the Charger Cup, which is played on its home turf. And even though WCDS moved up from the 1-A classification...

Local Calendar

Today Prep football North Duplin at Pender    7 p.m. Eastern Wayne at South View    7:30 p.m. Morehead FCU Jamboree (at Northside HS, Jacksonville) Spring Creek vs. West Craven    8:15 p.m. Spring Creek vs. White Oak    8:50 p.m. Prep boys' soccer...