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Thursday, October 19, 2017

TENNIS --SC's Haggerty-Rouse pursue state tourney berth

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Spring Creek Sophomore Amanda Haggerty and junior Ivy Rouse, winners of the East Central doubles tennis title just two weeks ago, travel to Greene Central High School today to vie for a spot in the state championship,...

VOLLEYBALL --WCDS drops playoff opener

The Lady Chargers fell in four sets to Cresset Christian at home in Thursday's action, 25-15, 20-25, 9-25 and 19-25. Lillian Freeman had seven kills and two blocks. Katie Strickland had five kills and four assists. Hannah Neal had seven...

VOLLEYBALL --CBA nabs 25th seed

The Charles B. Aycock volleyball team, who finished the regular season with a 12-9 overall record, secured the 25th seed in the upcoming N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A volleyball championship. CBA will travel to face Franklinton, the seventh-seed, on...

SOCCER --North Duplin 1, Lakewood 0

ROSEBORO -- The Rebels beat out Lakewood in Wednesday night action by one goal. Eli Aguirre knocked home the only goal for North Duplin in the 37th minute, and was assisted by Gustavo Velasquez. This brings North Duplin's overall record...

SOCCER --C.B. Aycock 1, Southern Wayne 0

PIKEVILLE -- Ivan Delgado's goal, assisted by Coe Jordan, was enough for C.B. Aycock to turn back Southern Wayne on Thursday. The Blues are now 14-2 overall this season, and 8-2 in ECC play. They next travel to face South...

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL --Norwayne stays perfect

Norwayne beat Eastern Wayne in straight sets Thursday, 25-11, 25-10 and 25-21. The Cobras are now 11-0 on the season....

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

GOLF --CBA books trip to Foxfire Village

FOUR OAKS -- Led by Abby Sauls and Leah Campbell, the Charles B. Aycock girls' golf team made light work of qualifying on Tuesday for the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A Golf Championship. The event, hosted by Reedy Creek...

CROSS COUNTRY --CBA's Owens breaks school record in Greenville

GREENVILLE -- D.H. Conley ruled the ECC Cross Country meet held on Wednesday at Boyd Lee Park, conquering both the boys and girls divisions. Charles B. Aycock runners Davis Carroll, DeShawn Owens and Sara Gregory performed well, logging top-10 finishes...

SOCCER --C.B. Aycock 1, J.H. Rose 0

GREENVILLE -- A stingy powder blue defensive effort was enough to support Sean Doulin's first half goal and secure a 1-nil Aycock triumph over ECC 3-A foe J.H. Rose on Wednesday. Doulin was assisted by Ivan Delgado. The roadkill moved...

TENNIS --Goldsboro suffers dual-team loss

Goldsboro High fell to Dixon in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-A Dual Team playoffs on Wednesday by a 6-3 margin. The Dixon duo of Abbie Korenek-Sophie Korenek started the Bulldog victory in proper form,...

NEUSE RIVER FOOTBALL --C.B. Aycock 31, Boys and Girls Club 6

Zymere McClarin and Jayden Dunn scored two touchdowns apiece, Deandre Davis added five tackles and C.B. Aycock rolled to a lopsided victory over the Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday. McClarin also caught a 2-point conversion from Andrew Matthews. Rounding...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Volleyball -- Neuse Charter 3, North Duplin 1

North Duplin fell to Neuse Charter on Monday in the Carolina 1-A volleyball tournament by a 19-25, 19-25, 25-18, 19-25 margin. Anna Thornton paced the Lady Rebels with nine service aces and 25 assists. Callie Thornton registered 10 kills and...

Cross Country --Clinton High sweeps East Central 2-A meet

Clinton swept the East Central 2-A conference meet on Tuesday at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. The Dark Horses finished first in the boys' division with a total of 16 points. East Duplin was second with 52 points, followed...

Soccer --C.B. Aycock storms Eastern Wayne, 5-0

PIKEVILLE -- Sean Doulin's two goals, along with one-timers by Zach Naughton, David McKiever and Dillon Borel pushed C.B. Aycock past ECC and county rival Eastern Wayne, 5-0, on Tuesday. McKiever, who also filed an assist, scored on a penalty...

Soccer --Lakewood 1, Princeton 0

PRINCETON -- Freshman Rafael Pena's goal was enough to decide matters between Carolina 1-A foes Lakewood and Princeton on Tuesday. He was assisted by Logan Thomas. Lakewood is now 8-5 overall this season. The loss moved Princeton to an overall...

Soccer --North Duplin 7, Neuse Charter 2

SMITHFIELD -- Eli Aguirre's hat trick (three goals) paced a lopsided North Duplin victory over Neuse Charter on Tuesday. Edgar Holguin, Rafa Lopez (PK), Irvin Nunez and Jesus Vega-Lopez also found the net for the Rebels, who moved to 8-6-1...

Soccer --Southern Wayne 2, J.H. Rose 1

DUDLEY -- Syquell Kornegay and Luis Gutierrez both scored, Luis Gusman filed an assist as Southern Wayne registered a nail-biting ECC win over J.H. Rose on Tuesday. The triumph moved Southern Wayne to 6-9-2 overall this season, and 4-4-1 in...

Correction --CPIC Cross Country Meet

In Monday's CPIC meet at Wayne Country Day, the host Chargers emerged as winners in the boys' division. WCDS finished as runners-up in the girls' event, with Gray Young, Danielle Johnston, Hayden Nielsen, Katherine Eltz and Anne Stuart Freeman earning...

Middle School Football --Norwayne 34, Brogden 14

Elisha Davis scored three rushing touchdowns, Tylil Faison and Kendall Styles each added a score and Armani Holmes recovered a fumble as Norwayne ran away from Brogden on Tuesday. Davis and A'Montea Pitt also played well defensively, leading the team...

Middle School Football --Mount Olive 22, Rosewood 8

Josh McCullen and Carlos Zamora each scored touchdowns as Mount Olive filed a comfortable victory over Rosewood on Tuesday. McCullen and Ian McIntyre also recored a 2-point conversions. Defensively, the Mount Olive effort was helmed by -- guess who --...

Middle School Volleyball --Spring Creek 3, Greenwood 0

The Gators registered a straight-sets victory on Monday by a 25-22, 25-23, 25-9 score. Spring Creek is now 6-4 overall this season, and 4-1 in Division I play. It next faces Brogden on Thursday in Seven Springs....

Lane Tree LGA --Edgerton claims Game of the Week honors

The Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association completed its 32nd week of play on Oct. 15, with Debbie Edgerton claiming Game of the Week honors in the Red Tee Division. Jeanette Sasser prevailed in the low net contest, while Sue Glover...

Walnut Creek LGA --Rose wins low gross title

In a recent outing staged by the Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association, Evelyn Rose emerged the low gross champion. Charlotte Campbell collected the low net title and Mary Morris won low putts. In an ECLGA event held recently at Washington...

Volleyball -- Neuse Charter 3, North Duplin 1

North Duplin fell to Neuse Charter on Monday in the Carolina 1-A volleyball tournament by a 19-25, 19-25, 25-18, 19-25 margin. Anna Thornton paced the Lady Rebels with nine service aces and 25 assists. Callie Thornton registered 10 kills and...

Cross Country --Clinton High sweeps East Central 2-A meet

Clinton swept the East Central 2-A conference meet on Tuesday at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. The Dark Horses finished first in the boys' division with a total of 16 points. East Duplin was second with 52 points, followed...

Soccer --C.B. Aycock storms Eastern Wayne, 5-0

PIKEVILLE -- Sean Doulin's two goals, along with one-timers by Zach Naughton, David McKiever and Dillon Borel pushed C.B. Aycock past ECC and county rival Eastern Wayne, 5-0, on Tuesday. McKiever, who also filed an assist, scored on a penalty...

Soccer --Lakewood 1, Princeton 0

PRINCETON -- Freshman Rafael Pena's goal was enough to decide matters between Carolina 1-A foes Lakewood and Princeton on Tuesday. He was assisted by Logan Thomas. Lakewood is now 8-5 overall this season. The loss moved Princeton to an overall...

Soccer --North Duplin 7, Neuse Charter 2

SMITHFIELD -- Eli Aguirre's hat trick (three goals) paced a lopsided North Duplin victory over Neuse Charter on Tuesday. Edgar Holguin, Rafa Lopez (PK), Irvin Nunez and Jesus Vega-Lopez also found the net for the Rebels, who moved to 8-6-1...

Soccer --Southern Wayne 2, J.H. Rose 1

DUDLEY -- Syquell Kornegay and Luis Gutierrez both scored, Luis Gusman filed an assist as Southern Wayne registered a nail-biting ECC win over J.H. Rose on Tuesday. The triumph moved Southern Wayne to 6-9-2 overall this season, and 4-4-1 in...

Correction --CPIC Cross Country Meet

In Monday's CPIC meet at Wayne Country Day, the host Chargers emerged as winners in the boys' division. WCDS finished as runners-up in the girls' event, with Gray Young, Danielle Johnston, Hayden Nielsen, Katherine Eltz and Anne Stuart Freeman earning...

Middle School Football --Norwayne 34, Brogden 14

Elisha Davis scored three rushing touchdowns, Tylil Faison and Kendall Styles each added a score and Armani Holmes recovered a fumble as Norwayne ran away from Brogden on Tuesday. Davis and A'Montea Pitt also played well defensively, leading the team...

Middle School Football --Mount Olive 22, Rosewood 8

Josh McCullen and Carlos Zamora each scored touchdowns as Mount Olive filed a comfortable victory over Rosewood on Tuesday. McCullen and Ian McIntyre also recored a 2-point conversions. Defensively, the Mount Olive effort was helmed by -- guess who --...

Middle School Volleyball --Spring Creek 3, Greenwood 0

The Gators registered a straight-sets victory on Monday by a 25-22, 25-23, 25-9 score. Spring Creek is now 6-4 overall this season, and 4-1 in Division I play. It next faces Brogden on Thursday in Seven Springs....

Lane Tree LGA --Edgerton claims Game of the Week honors

The Lane Tree Ladies Golf Association completed its 32nd week of play on Oct. 15, with Debbie Edgerton claiming Game of the Week honors in the Red Tee Division. Jeanette Sasser prevailed in the low net contest, while Sue Glover...

Walnut Creek LGA --Rose wins low gross title

In a recent outing staged by the Walnut Creek Ladies Golf Association, Evelyn Rose emerged the low gross champion. Charlotte Campbell collected the low net title and Mary Morris won low putts. In an ECLGA event held recently at Washington...

Monday, October 16, 2017

Wayne Christian, Wayne Country Day run well at CPIC meet

Wayne Christian's boys cross country outfit won the CPIC Championship on Thursday, paced by  multiple All-Conference performers.    Connor Bauer, Cooper Edmondson, Zander Pittman and Brandon Talton of WCDS earned all-league honors, as did Eli Winders of Wayne Christian. Christ...

Volleyball --South Central 3, Aycock 1

WINTERVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock fell in the opening round of the ECC Volleyball tournament on Monday to South Central by a 25-21, 22-25, 25-10, 25-20 margin. The loss moved CBA to 12-9 on the season....

MIddle School Volleyball --Norwayne 3, Brogden 0

Norwayne (10-0) remained perfect on the season Monday with a 25-7, 25-12, 25-10 road triumph at Brogden. The Cobras play host to Eastern Wayne on Thursday....

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Wayne Christian, Wayne Country Day earn playoff seeds

Wayne Country Day was awarded the fourth seed in the NCISAA soccer bracket on Sunday, and will enjoy a pair of byes prior to its quarterfinal match next Saturday. The Chargers (16-3-0) are in the upper half of the bracket,...

University of Mount Olive weekend notebook

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive men's soccer jumped out to an early lead on Saturday at Amon Field, then played sound defense en route to  a 3-nil victory over Conference Carolinas opponent King University.   The shutout...

Center of the ring: USA Boxing event lands a knockout at W.A. Foster Center

Saturday was Georges Kopa's first-ever boxing match. After all, he only began training one year ago. "I was a kickboxer," Kopa said. "I wanted to get my hands right, so I started boxing." But as he circled the ring set...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

JV Volleyball --Southern Wayne 2, Eastern Wayne 0

Southern Wayne posted a straight-sets victory over ECC and County foe on Thursday, fueled by 11 assists from Abbey Parker and five kills from Meagan Lee. Eastern Wayne was led by sophomore Ayanna Bynum, who registered five kills. Junior Haley...

JV Football --Rosewood, Goldsboro suffer losses

Lakewood 32, Rosewood 26 Rosewood nearly pulled off a rally for the ages on Thursday, climbing back from a 26-point halftime deficit to fall just short versus Carolina 1-A foe Lakewood. Davian Thompson led the effort, scoring on a reverse...

Soccer --C.B. Aycock 2, D.H. Conley 1

David McKiever's penalty kick and Andres Linares' game-winner in overtime helped Charles B. Aycock stave off defeat at J.H. Rose on Thursday. CBA is now 11-2-0 overall this season, and 5-2 in ECC play. It travels to face J.H. Rose...

Volleyball --Eastern Wayne 3, Southern Wayne 0

Led by 12 kills from senior Brianna Autman and 10 assists from Naomi Williams, Eastern Wayne defeated ECC and county rival Southern Wayne on Friday by a 25-13, 25-22, 25-19 margin. Bethany Williams also performed well, registering six digs for...

Volleyball --ECC tourney slated

The ECC volleyball tournament will begin Monday at various schools throughout the conference. Charles B. Aycock, the event's fifth-seed, will travel to Winterville to face South Central. Sixth-seeded Eastern Wayne will make the trek to New Bern, while Southern Wayne,...

Volleyball --Wayne Christian cops tourney title

Hope Shook and Ashton Cobb combined for 29 kills, setter Kasey Norris provided 47 assists and Wayne Christian turned back rival Wayne Country Day in a thrilling five-setter on Friday for the Coastal Plains Independent Conference tournament championship. The victory,...

Football --Grace Christian 84, Wayne Christian 52

RALEIGH -- Wayne Christian suffered at the hands of Grace Christian, who scored its season-high in points....

Football --Lakewood 35, Rosewood 14

ROSEBORO -- Lakewood used a second-half surge on Friday to turn back Rosewood by a three touchdown margin. The setback moved RHS to 4-4 overall this season an d 1-1 in league play. It plays host to rugged Union next...

Football --North Duplin 27, Union 26

ROSE HILL -- Bolstered by a late touchdown grab by Luke Britt, North Duplin avoided upset on the road and moved to 8-0 on the season. Next up? A trip to Princeton, where the Carolina 1-A title will essentially be...

Football --Princeton 49, Hobbton 6

NEWTON GROVE -- The Princeton Bulldogs won their second in a row with a 43-point thrashing of Carolina 1-A foe Hobbton on Friday. The victory kept PHS undefeated in league play and sets up a showdown next week with undefeated...

Football --James Kenan 54, Spring Creek 6

SEVEN  SPRINGS -- Spring Creek was held to a single touchdown in a lopsided setback to tradition-rich James Kenan on Friday. The loss moved the Gators to 3-5 overall this season, and winless in East Central 2-A play. SC entertains...

Football --Clinton 21, Goldsboro 6

CLINTON -- Xzavior Bowden rushed for 188 yards and a touchdown in Goldsboro's loss at Clinton on Friday. Junior quarterback Brody Morton also performed ably, completing 11 of 15 passes for 133 yards. Nazjelle Wooten had a trio of catches...

Football --Rose 78, Southern Wayne 20

GREENVILLE -- Shawntwon Leach rushed for 197 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns, but it wasn't enough to propel Southern Wayne past a diverse J.H. Rose outfit on Friday. Quarterback Tashawn Philips completed 6 of 14 passed for...

Football --Eastern Wayne turns back C.B. Aycock

The setting, trimmed at the edges with appropriate measures of senior night pomp, went from siege to sprint in a blink on Friday, as Eastern Wayne erupted for 34 third-quarter points en route to a 55-30 triumph over ECC and...