2015-10-17

Greene Central survives furious fourth quarter by Ayden-Grifton 35-28


AYDEN — Greene Central varsity football head coach Allen Wooten warned midweek that his unbeaten, state-ranked Rams’ 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener Friday at Ayden-Grifton wasn’t going to come as easy as most of their six …

Late defensive heroics lift Hunt past Northern Nash 19-14

Faison, Kemp sack Knights' QB on game's final play to preserve Big East opening triumph

ROCKY MOUNT — Hunt head coach Stevie Hinnant called a timeout with 3.3 seconds left in Friday night’s 3-A Big East Conference football opener at Northern Nash.

The Knights trailed by five points and had driven down to the …

Firebirds win Big East battle royale

Southern Nash crunches Fike 26-13

There was no finesse required for the Southern Nash High varsity football team Friday night in its 3-A Big East Conference opener with Fike.

While the Firebirds have shown a penchant for introducing up-tempo spread looks of late, the proceedings …

Big-play Bruins fight off Panthers, 20-13


KENLY — The visiting Beddingfield High varsity football team struck for a pair of long scoring plays in the first seven minutes of the second half to build a 20-6 lead and then hung on for a 20-13 victory to spoil North Johnston’s …

CCS 8-man nets first shutout in rout of Halifax


ROANOKE RAPIDS —The first shutout in the history of the Community Christian School eight-player football program came within seconds of fruition in Monday night’s 42-6 win over Lawrence Academy. Four days later, the Cyclones finished the …

Lady Chargers continue late-season surge

Area Roundup

Wilson Christian’s varsity volleyball team has found its groove at the right time of the season, which the Lady Chargers hope will continue for two more weeks. They celebrated Senior Night on Friday with their fifth straight victory, a 25-13, …

Conley deluge buries CBA 59-21


WINTERVILLE — C.B. Aycock led 21-14 in the second quarter of Friday night’s 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference varsity football clash at D.H. Conley when junior Chandler Matthews caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Jake Flowers and …

CBA turns back Eastern Wayne 7-2

CBA turns back Eastern Wayne 7-2 GOLDSBORO —The Charles B. Aycock High girls tennis team closed in on at least a share of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference title Thursday afternoon by claiming a 7-2 road conquest of Eastern Wayne. CBA, …

CBA wins final Wayne/Johnston match

CBA wins final Wayne/Johnston match GOLDSBORO — Led by the 9-hole 42 of Abby Sauls, the Charles B. Aycock High girls golf team concluded its regular season Thursday afternoon by winning a 6-team match involving Wayne and Johnston County …

Junior varsity roundup

Lady Chargers top Hilltop in home finale In its final home volleyball match of the season, Wilson Christian took care of Fuquay-Varina Hilltop Christian 25-13, 25-8 on Friday. Haley Parker served 16 points while Lauryn Parker had 12 service points …

NCSsD game at ENCSD canceled


The only eight-player football game for North Carolina Schools for the Deaf that was to be played on the Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf campus this season has been canceled. NCSsD, which is a combined team from ENCSD and N.C. School for the Deaf …

Bruins top Jags for 1st EPC win

Bruins top Jags for 1st EPC win Christian Chavez notched a pair of second-half goals and the Beddingfield varsity boys soccer team picked up its first 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory with a 3-1 conquest of visiting Farmville Central on Friday. …

Panthers rout SWE 8-0 to go 1-1 on week

Panthers rout SWE 8-0 to go 1-1 on week North Johnston erupted for seven second-half goals Friday night to defeat visiting SouthWest Edgecombe 8-0 and earn a split of a pair of 2-A Eastern Plains Conference boys soccer matches this week. The …

Chargers celebrate Sr. Night with shutout of Hilltop

Chargers celebrate Sr. Night with shutout of Hilltop Seniors Carlos Peru and Eric Price hooked up for a goal in the seventh minute to get the Wilson Christian varsity boys soccer team’s Senior Night celebration under way Friday evening against …

Lady Bruins mow down Farmville Central 9-0

Lady Bruins mow down Farmville Central 9-0 FARMVILLE ­— Beddingfield hastily dispatched host Farmville Central 9-0 Friday in a 2-A Eastern Plains Conference girls tennis match that was postponed by rain Wednesday. The Lady Bruins moved to …

NJ tripped by North Pitt in 4

NJ tripped by North Pitt in 4 KENLY — The North Johnston High varsity volleyball team won the opening set of Thursday’s 2-A Eastern Plains Conference tilt with visiting North Pitt, but NJ couldn’t keep the momentum going in a …

Ladybirds top NC on Senior Night

Ladybirds top NC on Senior Night ROCKY MOUNT —With Sarah Daw starting the first set off on a 12-point run via her serves, the Southern Nash volleyball team got a big start en route to a 25-22, 25-21, 25-15 sweep of Nash Central on the road in …

Middle school roundup

Farmer serves WCA past New Life Kayla Farmer served 12 aces as Wilson Christian turned back visiting New Life Christian in two sets in Friday afternoon volleyball action. The Lady Chargers upped their record to 17-1 with the 25-20, 25-11 victory. …

Cougars blast North Pitt 42-0 in Norwood’s return


BETHEL — SouthWest Edgecombe celebrated the return of senior Quontellas Norwood in a big way Friday night, flattening host North Pitt 42-0 in the first 2-A Eastern Plains Conference varsity football outing for both teams. Norwood, playing for …

Man cited in rollover wreck on Nash Street

From staff reports

Police investigated a single-vehicle rollover wreck late Thursday along the 900 block of Nash Street West.

Just before midnight, police were dispatched to Nash Street and spoke to a resident who found the vehicle …