AREA ROUNDUP: Howard has 7 goals as Lady Knights rally

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Eighth grader Chloe Howard incinerated the nets for seven goals Wednesday in leading the Greenfield School varsity girls soccer team to a runaway 8-3 nonconference win over The Burlington School on Forbes Field.

Greenfield of the 1-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference trailed 3-2 in the first half before eighth grader Libby Eagles put away an unassisted tally in the 28th minute.

Howard finished the match on a flurry, scoring Greenfield’s final five goals after striking in the first and 11th minutes.

Sophomore Kaelyn Wall, freshman Ryann Jennings and freshman Margaret Covington had assists on Howard’s goals. In goal, junior keeper Sumer Hassan was credited with 10 saves.

CBA trims South Central in OT

PIKEVILLE — The freshman duo of Kayla Spier and Haley Martin combined to send the Charles B. Aycock High girls soccer team to a 2-1 overtime victory over 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference opponent Winterville South Central on Thursday.

Kayla Spier had a goal and an assist for the Lady Golden Falcons (4-5-3, 2-3-1 ECC). Junior Hannah Spier tacked on another assist. In goal, junior Mckenzie Norris tallied eight saves. After spring break, CBA is home to Greene Central on Tuesday, April 10.


Bruins produce 7 winners in EPC meet

BETHEL — The Beddingfield High boys track team walked away with seven first-place showings at Wednesday’s 2-A Eastern Plains Conference meet at North Pitt.

Beddingfield, competing against Farmville Central and host North Pitt, saw Zach Adams, Trayvn Newsome and Kamare Watson turn in first-place showings.

Watson procured 2-A East regional qualifying marks in the mile and the 800-meter run. He ran the mile in 4:46 and crossed the line in the 800 in 2:08.23.

Newsome was first in both sprint events, the 100- and 200-meter dashes. He finished the 100 in 10.97 seconds and the 200 in 22.5. Adams, competing in the long jump, was first with his attempt of 20 feet, 6 inches.

Behind Harris in the long jump was Jonathan Harris in second at 20-4. Harris ran the 200 in 22.8, three-tenths of a second behind Newsome.

Beddingfield’s 4x100 relay quartet of Harris, Newsome, Hutcherson and Adams turned in a first-place showing of 44.4.

Tacoby Coleman claimed third in the shot put, hurling his attempt 43-8.

The Bruins will return to the track after spring break at EPC opponent North Johnston.



CBA humbled by South Central 14-2

WINTERVILLE — Freshman Christopher Crow had two of the four hits for the Charles B. Aycock High baseball team Thursday in a 14-2 loss to 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference opponent South Central.

Crow had a double for the Golden Falcons (3-6, 2-3 ECC), while sophomore Adam Brogden and sophomore Seth Shephard each singled. 

Christian Brady, a sophomore, took the loss for CBA on the mound. He allowed nine hits and seven runs, all earned. Brady struck out three and walked two.

CBA opens play Friday in the West Johnston Easter Tournament, facing off with Clayton.