2012-12-08

Cyberbullying law could face challenge

Limits on student speech among 19 new state laws taking effect Saturday

Civil liberties watchdogs want to challenge a state cyberbullying law that could subject students to jail time for mocking school officials online.

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina says the law — which takes effect …

Knights sprint by Fayetteville Christian 95-45


Consider the gauntlet thrown down by Greenfield School varsity boys basketball head coach Rob Salter this season — those who stroll down the pregame sidelines draped with whistles should prepare for a rigorous fitness exam.

Equipped with …

Hunt girls hold off late Bruins’ comeback bid


In a battle of varsity girls basketball teams whose coaches believe will be much better later in the season, it came down to who made the best decisions late and it was Hunt that outdid host Beddingfield down the stretch in a 49-40 non-conference …

Cycs win shootout with Cresset 100-81

Area Roundup

Community Christian’s varsity boys basketball team opened its 1-A Carolina Christian Conference schedule by a claiming a 100-81 shootout win over visiting Durham Cresset Christian in Williamson Gym on the ENCSD campus.

The Cyclones, 4-1 …

BC women travel to Converse today


An opportunity to remain among the unbeatens in NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas awaits the Barton College women’s basketball team as it travels to Spartanburg, S.C., today for a 2 p.m. tip-off against the Converse College Valkyries …

Free throws strangle Greene Central in loss to Hawks

SNOW HILL — Senior guard Jalyn Harper poured in 22 points to lead the Greene Central High varsity boys basketball team Friday, but the uncontested shots from the free-throw line served as the bane for the Rams in a 84-74 non-conference loss to …

Lancaster, Mason key Lady Rams by North Lenoir

SNOW HILL — With the winless label long since removed, the Greene Central High freshman backcourt tandem of Malaysia Lancaster and Dashika Mason took center stage once more for the Lady Rams on Friday, combining for 34 points in a 53-42 …

Too many turnovers for Wilson Christian

RALEIGH — Too many turnovers early doomed the Wilson Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team in a 75-57 loss at Raleigh Christian Academy in 2-A N.C. Christian School Association 2-A District 3 action on Friday night.

“We had …

Goldsboro sinks CBA 49-41

PIKEVILLE — Visiting Goldsboro connected on 10-of-12 free throws in the fourth quarter, helping the Cougars pull away from Charles B. Aycock, 49-41, in Friday evening’s varsity girls basketball non-conference clash.

The 3-A Eastern …

Green powers ENCSD past VSDB

Junior guard Shaqwanna Green continued her early season tear for the Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf girls basketball team as the Lady Hornets split a pair of contests.

The 5-foot-7 Green had 30 points, 17 rebounds, eight steals and two blocks …

Greenfield girls throttled by Fayetteville Christian

The Greenfield School varsity girls basketball team started Friday’s non-conference encounter with Fayetteville Christian the same way it ended — with zero points at the end of a quarter.

The Knights posted all 17 of their points in …

Panthers pull away from Princeton in second half

KENLY — The North Johnston High varsity girls basketball team broke open a two-possession game at the half Friday, blitzing 1-A Carolina Conference visitor Princeton 41-10 in the second half en route to a 67-30 victory.

The 2-A Northern …

Lady Chargers’ defense blankets Raleigh Christian

RALEIGH — Wilson Christian Academy’s half-court zone trap nearly pitched a shutout in the first half of Friday’s varsity girls basketball matchup at Raleigh Christian and the unbeatean Lady Chargers cruised to a 44-18 triumph. …

Bruins pinned by Northern Nash

The Beddingfield wrestling team dropped its third dual match to begin the year, falling to Northern Nash on Thursday 51-29.

Beddingfield got three wins via pin as 195-pound senior Alex Jones defeated Paulo Sanchez in 2 minutes, 44 seconds; …

Hunt boys capture Big East meet

ROCKY MOUNT — In the second 3-A Big East Conference swim meet of the year, the Hunt boys captured first place to defeat rival Fike, the runner-up, by 17 points, while on the girls side, the Lady Warriors were fourth and Lady Demons fifth. …

SBH to host basketball benefit to fight cancer


Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts will host the first “Balling for a Cause” Childhood Cancer Awareness Basketball tripleheader on Monday at 4 p.m. in the school gymnasium.

All attendees are asked to wear yellow clothing in support …

Middle School: CCS tops Cape Fear

The Community Christian boys basketball team got its first win of the year, topping Cape Fear Middle 48-32 on Thursday.

CCS was led by Rieshod Baines with 14 points and Grant Webb with 11.

The Cyclones (1-1) host New Charter on Dec. 6.

Junior varsity roundup

Hunt girls stay unbeaten with win over Bruins

Eynde Frazier had 10 points and Zakiyah Carter added six to keep the Hunt High girls basketball team unbeaten through three games with a 31-18 victory against county rival Beddingfield.

Monique …

Nixon powers Salem to best volleyball season in program history

Area Athletes in College

Roslyn Nixon, a Hunt High product, helped Salem College to its best women’s volleyball season in school history this fall.

The sophomore middle blocker earned NCAA Division III All-Great South Athletic Conference plaudits as she led the …

Man, woman arrested on stolen gun charges


PIKEVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested a Wayne County man and woman in an investigation into stolen guns.

Andrew Cody Brogden, 27, of 224 Wilbert Lane east of Pikeville, is accused of stealing several guns from a …