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Rose pair wins regional; Parrott in semis

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J.H. Rose 3-A East Regional doubles champions Ginger Evans, left, and Maryah Stokes with Rose coach Marvin Hardy.

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The Daily Reflector

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Pitt County had a strong show­ing at the NCHSAA 3-A girls’ ten­nis re­gional at N.C. Wes­leyan Col­lege this week­end, high­lighted by a J.H. Rose tan­dem tak­ing top hon­ors in dou­bles ac­tion.

Maryah Stokes and Ginger Evans won the re­gional cham­pi­onship.

After cruis­ing to a two-set semi­fi­nal win, the Ram­pants’ top dou­bles team was locked in a bat­tle with Kathryn Thomp­son and Frances Cole­man from New Hanover in the fi­nals. Stokes and Evans dropped the first set 6-1, but they re­bounded and won first place in a 1-6, 7-6 (8), 7-5 vic­tory.

They will look to carry their mo­men­tum into the state tour­na­ment to be held Fri­day and Satur­day in Burling­ton.

D.H. Con­ley’s Madi­son Cul­lipher fin­ished sec­ond in the re­gional in the sin­gles bracket.

She beat Top­sail’s Kylee Ed­wards, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, in the semi­fi­nals. Mary Davis Thomp­son from New Hanover then won the fi­nals with a 6-3, 6-0 vic­tory.

Par­rott in semis

Par­rott Academy’s un­de­feated vol­ley­ball team is in the semi­fi­nals of its state tour­na­ment af­ter edg­ing Grace Chris­tian, 25-22, 25-23, 26-24. Next up for Par­rott (19-0) is a home match against Cary Chris­tian on Tues­day at 6 p.m.

Alli Grant Avery posted 26 kills against Grace. Macken­zie Pope had 24 as­sists and 11 kills, and Vir­ginia Ed­mond­son nine as­sists and three aces.

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High Schools

April 20, 2019

D.H. Conley softball kicked off its annual Easter tournament at the Sara Law Softball Complex on Saturday by beating a team from out-of-state, defeating Amelia County (Va.), 7-1.

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April 20, 2019

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April 18, 2019

D.H. Conley recorded its second win, and season sweep, of rival South Central Thursday night, 7-4.

The win increased the gap between the two sides, giving Conley a three-game lead over the second-place Falcons in the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference.

Entering the sixth inning, SC (16-3, 10-3)…

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April 18, 2019

Farmville Central basketball star Dy’Quavis Wilkins had plenty of reasons to celebrate Wednesday, as he signed his letter of intent to join NCAA Division II powerhouse Tusculum (Tenn.) University on his 19th birthday.

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April 18, 2019

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April 16, 2019

Farmville Central pitcher Abby Foster tossed a five-inning no-hitter as the Jaguars cruised to a 16-1 softball win over North Pitt on Tuesday night in Farmville.

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Entering the third inning with a 3-…

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April 14, 2019

UCLA again proved its billing as the No. 1-ranked college baseball team in the country with a sweep of No. 8 East Carolina in Los Angeles, completing the sweep late Saturday night with a 3-0 win over ECU.

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April 12, 2019

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April 11, 2019

A single by Noah Link that scored Josh McCarter proved to be the game-winning run on Thursday night, as D.H. Conley baseball wrapped up a season sweep of rival J.H. Rose at Guy Smith Stadium, 5-4, in 10 innings. 

“Both teams played really well tonight,” DHC head coach Jason Mills…

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April 11, 2019

Ayden-Grifton senior Blake McLawhorn has held several titles in his high school athletic career, with quarterback and third baseman being the most prominent. Preps beat writer Jake Keator spoke with McLawhorn about his time as a Charger and the skills he has learned. 

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