2015-10-24

Two young women killed in I-95 wreck


Two young women were killed in a single-car wreck on Interstate 95 South in Wilson County early Saturday.

Heather Nicole Lewis, 18, of Wilson, and Taner Nicole Poythress, 20, of Princeton, both died in the wreck that occurred around 2:47 a.m., …

Middle school roundup

Wildcats boys soccer edges Cougars 3-2 Three different players scored for the host Springfield boys soccer team Wednesday afternoon in a 3-2 win over Speight. Jeremy Alvarez, Alex Cruz-Salazar and Carlos Chavez-Galvani all had goals for the …

Cyclones pound Hobgood 78-30


HOBGOOD — There wasn’t much solace given to a Hobgood Academy eight-player football team that fielded the bare minimum of players Thursday night as visiting Community Christian School piled up 426 yards rushing and set a school record in …

Home, sweet homecoming

Bruins pound North Pitt 45-0 for 2-0 Eastern Plains start

Even a 15-yard penalty against the Beddingfield High band at halftime couldn’t place a damper on what was a happy homecoming for the Bruins varsity football team Friday night.

With veteran head coach Tyrone Johnson looking for a complete …

Demons run over Bulldogs 57-36


ROCKY MOUNT — Host Nash Central was hungry for its first 3-A Big East Conference varsity football win since 2012, but Fike had other ideas late in the second half Friday night.

The Golden Demons broke open a 27-all tie to pull away for a …

Hunt comeback denied by Gryphons, 35-28


ROCKY MOUNT — A by-the-book beginning plus a scintillating second-half comeback failed to add up to victory for Hunt High in a crucial 3-A Big East Conference varsity football clash on a crisp Friday night.

Instead, Rocky Mount bolted to a …

Black was destined for Barton Hall of Fame

2015 Barton Hall of Fame

This is the second of six profiles on the members of the Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame’s 2015 induction class. The group will be enshrined in a ceremony on campus Friday, Oct. 23. At the end of his recruiting visit to Barton College, …

Aycock knocks off 4-A South Central 26-17


PIKEVILLE — Led by the all-around play of senior Tyrique Ford, the Charles B. Aycock football team can check off another goal achieved. Ford had two touchdowns rushing and two interceptions as the Golden Falcons of the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina …

Firebirds trample Northern Nash 42-19


STANHOPE — The Southern Nash High varsity football team will now head into the two most treacherous weeks of its 3-A Big East Conference schedule after handing cross-county rival Northern Nash a 42-19 loss Friday night at Firebirds Stadium. …

Panthers zapped by Jaguars 20-0


KENLY — That elusive first 2-A Eastern Plains Conference varsity football victory will have to wait another week for North Johnston. Farmville Central’s Shaft Parker halted four North Johnston drives via interceptions, and the …

Rams rout Hawks 52-6 to set up showdown at Kinston


SNOW HILL — If Friday night’s varsity football game against North Lenoir was a tune-up for Greene Central, consider the Rams ready to roll into next week’s showdown with Kinston. Greene Central, ranked No. 6 among state 2-A teams …

Panthers top Bruins, fall to NP

Panthers top Bruins, fall to NP The North Johnston boys soccer team split a pair of 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference matches, falling 2-1 to North Pitt on Tuesday before beating Beddingfield at home on Thursday 4-2. It was the Panthers’ second …

No. 5 Cougars shellshocked as Washington turns early fumbles into 53-13 rout


PINETOPS ­— SouthWest Edgecombe turned the ball over each of its first four possessions and visiting Washington turned those gifts into 25 points in Friday’s 2-A Eastern Plains Conference varsity football showdown. It went all downhill …

Chargers wrap up regular season with 2-1 victory

Area Roundup

Although Wilson Christian has advanced to the second round of the North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A boys soccer playoffs, the Chargers fit in one last regular-season match Friday — a 2-1 victory over visiting Colonial Baptist …

Junior varsity roundup

Knights fall at WCD 6-1 GOLDSBORO — The Greenfield School boys soccer team lost a 6-1 match at Wayne Country Day School on Thursday afternoon. Eli Ferrell scored the Knights’ lone goal, assisted by Williams Smith. Greenfield, now 6-4-2, …

Wedgewood ready to host first NCHSAA girls regional

High School Girls Golf Notebook

Wedgewood Public Golf Course is being readied for a first-time occurrence. The par 36-36—72 municipal layout will be the site for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s annual 3-A East Region girls golf tournament on …

Big plays late allow Fike to pull away from NC

Feltman's sack, Daniels-to-Daniels TD in fourth quarter spark 57-36 victory

ROCKY MOUNT — Fike’s defense had little time to celebrate its goal-line stand early in the fourth quarter of its 3-A Big East Conference game at Nash Central on Friday night.

The Golden Demons had stuffed the Bulldogs on four …

WCA’s McFarland makes it 7 for 7 at Waynesborough

WCA’s McFarland makes it 7 for 7 at Waynesborough GOLDSBORO — Wilson Christian Academy eighth-grader Christian McFarland completed his final tune-up before Monday’s Wilson County Championship cross-country meet by winning his …