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Saturday, April 22, 2017

CHARGER CLASSIC: WCDS falls to Kerr-Vance

jhayes@newsargus.com Plain language. That was the communicative route taken by Wayne Country Day varsity baseball coach Michael Taylor on Friday, moments after his outfit dropped an puzzling-in-every-manner, 9-7 decision to Kerr-Vance Academy on day two of the school's annual Charger...

BASEBALL: BOX -- Spring Creek vs. Union

at Princeton Union 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 -- 8 9 2 Spring Creek 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 -- 7 8 2 Leading hitters: Union -- Tyler Murphy 2-4, RBI; Warren 2-4, RBI; Ty Travers...

BASEBALL: BOX -- Princeton vs. Cape Hatteras

at Princeton Cape Hatteras 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 1 6 Princeton 0 5 0 4 1 -- 1010 0 Leading hitters: Cape Hatteras -- Colby Day 1-2. Princeton -- Alex Hickman 2-4, 2 2Bs, RBI; Tanner Flowers...

BASEBALL: BOX -- Kerr-Vance Academy vs. Wayne Country Day

Kerr-Vance Academy 110 252 0 --9 12 2 Wayne Country Day 204 010 0 --7 3 4 Leading Hitters: Kerr-Vance Academy -- Matt Overton 2-4, RBI; Chance Murphy 1-1, RBI; Wyatt Humphries 1-4, 2RBI; RJ Johnson 3-4; Jabe Montgomery 2-5,...

BASEBALL: BOX -- Union at Princeton

Union 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 6 2 Princeton 1 1 1 1 1 0 x -- 5 6 1 Leading hitters: Union -- Dawson Thornton 2-3; Warren Gay 1-2; Matthew Ballance 1-3; Ty Travers 1-3;...

BASEBALL: BOX -- Statesville Christian at Wayne Country Day

Statesville 0 0 0 0 1 -- 1 4 2 WCDS 1 1 2 0 7 -- 11 10 3 Leading hitters: Statesville -- Charlie Jacos 1-3; Brian Godwin 1-2; Logan Hosch 1-2; Josh Frye 1-3. WCDS -- Avery Browning...

CHARGER CLASSIC: Chargers blow past Lions

bcoley@newsargus.com Wayne Country Day has let good opponents slip through its grasp this season. Against Lawrence Academy -- who boasts a 17-0 record -- the Chargers blew a 7-3 lead. On Friday, WCDS gave up a 6-2 lead versus Kerr-Vance,...

DEACON JONES INVITATIONAL: Bulldogs repeat as champions

PRINCETON -- His dirt-stained jersey unbuttoned and beads of sweat popping out on his forehead, Blake Sapp walked over to Princeton head baseball coach Justin Willoughby. "Here coach, take this home with you," said Sapp with the Deacon Jones Invitational...

DEACON JONES INVITATIONAL: Gators chomp Hurricanes

PRINCETON -- Spring Creek's baseball players encountered adversity before they boarded the bus and headed down Highway 70 for day two of the Deacon Jones Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Three senior starters were absent. No problem. Christian Yarbrough batted 4-for-4...

DEACON JONES INVITATIONAL: Union outlasts Spring Creek

PRINCETON -- This was not vintage Spring Creek baseball. In fact, it was - perhaps - the most uncharacteristic and mind-boggling game the Gators played all year. And the downfall? Small ball. Union used the short game to scratch out...

DEACON JONES INVITATIONAL: Bulldogs blank Hurricanes

PRINCETON -- After a mid-week practice, Princeton head baseball coach Justin Willoughby held a long meeting with his team. "I thought the last couple of games we played, we were relaxed, kind of going through the motions," he said. "Our...

Friday, April 21, 2017

COLLEGE: UMO's Coghill earns league coaching honor

SUMTER, S.C. -- University of Mount Olive's Kevin Coghill, for the third straight year, has been named the Conference Carolinas men's tennis coach-of-the-year. Coghill has won four COY awards in the past five years. The Trojans shared the regular-season...

CHARGER DIAMOND CLASSIC: Box -- Grace-Sanford @ WCDS

Grace Christian 0 0 0 -- 0 1 3 W. Country Day 5 8 x -- 13 5 1 Leading hitters: Grace Christian -- Dean Carver 1-2. WCDS -- Avery Browning 2-2, 2B, 3 RBI; Amane Good 2-2, 2B; John...

CHARGER DIAMOND CLASSIC: WCDS hammers Grace-Sanford

bcoley@newsargus.com Wayne Country Day's lead-off batter Case Kermode began Thursday's game with a four-pitch walk. That was the first ominous sign for Grace Christian. Three batters later, John Strickland slammed an opposite-field homer, which disappeared over the right-field fence. That...

GIRLS' SOCCER: Britt tallies pair of goals in Dogs' road win

KENLY -- Allie Britt punched in two goals during Princeton's 3-2, non-conference conquest of county rival North Johnston on Thursday afternoon. Rachel Creech added one goal and one assist for the Bulldogs. Teammate Madison Adkins provided an assist. Princeton took...

BOYS' TENNIS: Williams, Klein each prevail for PHS

Jacob Williams and teammate Garett Klein each emerged victorious in singles play during Princeton's 8-1, non-conference loss to North Johnston on Thursday afternoon. It was the Bulldogs' regular-season finale. Williams, the No. 1 seed, handed the Panthers' Tyler Jackson a...

BOYS' TENNIS: Dively notches lone win for WCDS

Top-seeded Sam Dively claimed the lone singles point during Wayne Country Day's 8-1 loss to perennial independent 1-A power Oakwood on Thursday afternoon. Dively eased past the Eagles' Jeevan Tewani 6-4, 6-2. The Chargers return to action next Wednesday at...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

UMO BRIEFS

MOUNT OLIVE -- The No. 1-ranked University of Mount Olive used an 11-run outburst in the sixth inning to solidify an 18-4 victory and two-game series sweep of Chowan University on Wednesday night. Before the momentous inning, Chowan took...

SIGNING: Sullivan runs to UMO

rcoggins@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- There's nothing better than feeling the adrenaline after threading the needle to a receiver down the middle of the football field. Even in middle school. At least, that's what Austin Sullivan thought. Flash forward three years. Physical...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Division II CWS back in Cary; Trojans dump Hawks

MOUNT OLIVE -- Just hours after receiving the news it will once again co-host the NCAA Division II College World Series with the Town of Cary through 2022, the No. 1-ranked University of Mount Olive baseball team slipped past...

GOLDEN LEAF INVITATIONAL: Bulldogs cruise past Saints

WILSON -- His gait, measured and spacious, gave new meaning to the phrase "speed economy." His voice, leveled and barely audible against the blaring of a nearby PA monitor, gave scarce soundtrack to the story. "I was kind of hoping...

GOLF: Lane Tree LGA news

Nan Jarrell secured game-of-the-week honors from the red tees during play on the Lane Tree Golf Club links. Barbara Hill and Sue Glover nabbed low net and low putts, respectively. Mary Ann Sutton won GOW accolades from the forward tees....

BOYS' TENNIS: Williams earns lone point for Princeton

Jacob Williams claimed Princeton's lone point during an 8-1, non-conference loss to North Johnston on Tuesday afternoon. Williams rallied from opening-set loss to defeat the Panthers' Tyler Jackson 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)....

GIRLS' SOCCER: Bulldogs' 'D' preserves Blackman's goal

SMITHFIELD -- Veronica Blackman tallied Princeton's lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Carolina 1-A Conference foe Neuse Charter on Tuesday evening. Madison Adkins notched the assist. The Bulldogs took 13 shots. Princeton goalie Hannah Horne logged nine saves between...

PREP BASEBALL: Princeton doubles up Neuse Charter

SMITHFIELD -- Adam Crocker delivered a pair of base knocks during Princeton's 4-2 conquest of Carolina 1-A Conference foe Neuse Charter on Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs plated single runs in each of the first and fourth innings, and scored twice...

PREP BASEBALL: Goldsboro sweeps Fayetteville Westover

Josh Hartsfield pounded out three hits during Goldsboro's doubleheader sweep, 18-3 and 12-1, of Fayetteville Westover on Tuesday afternoon. Hartsfield also collected two RBI. Chander Patrick, Brody Morton, Natorian Nobles and Eli Curtis also contributed offensively. Patrick earned the mound...

SOFTBALL: Shingleton has 3-hit day for Golden Falcons

KENLY -- Allison Shingleton cranked out three hits and drove in a run during Charles B. Aycock's 2-0, non-conference conquest of North Johnston on Tuesday evening. Connor Vinson added two hits and scored a run for the Golden Falcons, who...

GOLDEN LEAF INVITATIONAL: Freshman comes through for Eagles

rcoggins@newsargus.com WILSON -- Put me in coach. And Rosewood head coach Jason King would be wise not to take Will Albert out of the starting lineup just yet. A freshman, Albert made the most of his first-ever varsity start Tuesday...

GOLDEN LEAF INVITATIONAL: Warriors dispatch Knights

WILSON -- Eastern Wayne erupted for five first-inning runs and cruised past Northern Nash, 9-2, on the final day of the fourth annual Golden Leaf Invitational. Jay Wiseman slugged a home run -- his only hit of the game...

BASEBALL: BOX -- So. Wayne vs. Nash Central

Nash Central 520 05 -- 12 12 1 Southern Wayne 001 00 -- 1 5 3 Leading hitters: Nash Central -- Payton Bass 2-3, RBI; Colby Carter 1-4, RBI; Tyler Sherrod 2-3, RBI; Cameron Taylor 1-4, RBI; Garrett Killebrew 1-4,...

BASEBALL: Box -- Rosewood vs. Parrott

Rosewood 050 110 5 -- 12 16 1 Parrott 201 140 0 -- 8 13 4 Leading hitters: Rosewood - Jonathan Peacock 1-4, RBI; Kolby Harris 2-5, RBI; Derek Neal 3-5, RBI; Tucker Chapin 2-5, RBI; Tanner Bradley 1-5; Boone...

BASEBALL: BOX -- Aycock vs. RMA

C.B. Aycock 120 020 0 -- 5 7 0 RM Academy 100 000 0 -- 1 2 2 Leading hitters: C.B. Aycock -- Joey Hampton 3-4, 2B; Blake Gipson 2-3, RBI; Nolan Harrell 1-3; Chandler Matthews 1-4. Rocky Mount Academy...

GOLDEN LEAF INVITATIONAL: Frederick, CBA ground Eagles

WILSON -- Charles B. Aycock spent the entire Golden Leaf Invitational showcasing its strength from the mound. On Saturday it was Blake Gipson, who allowed just three runs to a one-loss Cardinal Gibbons team. Cody Whaley took the mound on...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Box Score --Southern Nash vs. Rosewood

GOLDEN LEAF INVITATIONAL (at Gilbert Ferrell Field, Fike HS) Southern Nash    132    210    0    -    9    11    4 Rosewood    060    103    x    -    10     7    2 Leading hitters: Southern Nash --Dawson Sikes 2-4; Hunter Perry 1-5; Alex Marlowe 1-4; Colton...

Box Score -- C.B. Aycock vs. Rocky Mount

at Wilson C.B. Aycock           003 000 0 -- 3 5 2 Rocky Mount              000 110 0 --  2 7 1 Leading hitters: C.B. Aycock -- Chandler Matthews 1-3; Bradley Pate 1-3; Luke Frederick 1-2; Joey...

Southern Wayne comes alive, hammers Parrott Academy

WILSON -- The bats have not been kind to Southern Wayne over the past two weeks. The Saints had lost six of their past seven games entering Monday's matchup against Parrott Academy. Three of those defeats were shutouts. So it...

Howard produces in the clutch for streaking Rosewood

WILSON -- Sometimes a "Chance" pays off. It certainly did for Rosewood at Gilbert Ferrell Field during day two of the fourth annual Golden Leaf Invitational on Monday afternoon. With two outs on the board, the bags juiced and the...

Powder blues lean on Whaley, secure Golden Leaf triumph

WILSON --Suffocating tension. The Charles B. Aycock varsity baseball team, beset by the rangy, hill-topping fodder of NC State signee David Harrison, survived its chokepoint on Monday, winning enough decisive moments to emerge victorious over Rocky Mount High, 3-2, during...

Box Score -- Southern Wayne vs. Parrott Academy

So. Wayne        0 6 3 0 0 0 1 -- 10 9 4 Parrott            0 0 1 1 0 0 0 -- 2  5  1 Leading hitters: Southern Wayne -- Noah Horton 3-4, 2 RBI; Derek Holsinger...

Monday, April 17, 2017

WOOD DUCKS

KINSTON -- An uncharacteristic start from Brett Martin put the Down East Wood Ducks in trouble early, and they eventually dropped a 9-2 decision to Salem at historic Grainger Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The teams split the season series...

UMO: Princeton's Bayles breaks another UMO record

Bayles breaks own mark ELON -- For the second time in as many meets, University of Mount Olive's Martin Bayles broke his own school record in the pole vault during the Phoenix Invitational hosted by Elon University. The sophomore cleared...