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Conley sweeps regionals again


D.H. Conley seniors Virginia Morrison, Brianna Bello, Meredith Bullard, Abigail Burns, Connor Dennison, John Anderson and Julia Kohake, from left, with coaches Jennifer Neague and Eric Sawyer after Conley won the NCHSAA 3-A Eastern Regional championships on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.


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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Swimmers from J.H. Rose and D.H. Conley advanced to the state championship meet after plenty of Pitt County success at the 3-A East Regional competition Saturday in Cary.

Conley dominated for the second straight year in both the girls’ and boys’ regional standings, winning the boys’ meet with 353.3 points and the girls also were first with 367. The Rose girls’ team (325.5) finished in second place, and the Rose boys (164) were fourth.

In the 4-A regionals, South Central’s Bethany Tart sped to a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 52.91 seconds, and she was third in the 100 free.

Conley’s Trevor Torres had a strong showing, picking up wins and valuable points in the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle swims.

The team of Torres, Garrett Despres, Riley Brown and Turner Cook also won the 200 medley relay. DHC diver Kaitlyn Glynn totaled 283.40 points and defeated her lone opponent, Rose’s Lillian Ozimek, in the 1-meter diving competition.

Other DHC winners included Abigail Burns, Meredith Bullard, Brooke Despres and Ruth McGee (200 free relay), and the team of Jacob Bell, Garrett Despres, Connor Dennison and Torres (400 free relay).

Rose came out firing in the girls’ 200 medley relay, as Madeline Smith, Emma Hastings, Lily Grace Blackmon and Corry Eason finished first in 1:54.69. Their Conley counterparts, consisting of Bullard, Burns, Brooke Despres and McGee, were second.

Other Rose winners included Hastings (200 IM, 500 freestyle) and Smith (100 free), and Eleanor Blount, Hastings, Grace McCarthy and Smith in the 400 freestyle relay.

Conley hoops

Before D.H. Conley’s boys’ basketball team extended its win streak to four games and recorded a key Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference victory versus C.B. Aycock on Friday night, the Conley girls routed Aycock 65-18.

Jenna Wooten led the way with 16 points, followed by Alisha Anderson with 12 and 11 from Kiara Johnson.


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June 24, 2019

Prep teams from all over North Carolina and Virginia took the fields at North Recreation Complex on Saturday with bragging rights on the line during East Carolina football’s annual Beast of the East 7-on-7 tournament.

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June 23, 2019

BETHEL — North Pitt head football coach Greg Watford became the fourth coach of the Panthers in as many years prior to the start of the 2018 season, as the program looked for continuity and stability to begin a top-to-bottom rebuild.

Watford also has a personal history with the school, which…


June 19, 2019

FARMVILLE -- It was a time of celebration at Farmville Central on Tuesday night, as team members from this year's Jaguars' 2-A state champion boys' basketball team received their state championship rings.

FC defeated Forest Hills, 86-71, on March 16 to claim its second title in four seasons.



June 17, 2019

Post 39 slugger Caleb Morris' two homeruns, and team high five RBIs, led his team to victory in the final game of the Pitt County American Legion Showcase Sunday night. Post 39 defeated Pleasure Island Post 129, 10-1.

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June 16, 2019

Saturday night saw another edition of one of the top American Legion battles in Eastern North Carolina, as Post 39 hosted Wayne Post 11 in a conference makeup game. Post 11 walked away victorious, 9-4.

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June 16, 2019

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June 16, 2019

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June 16, 2019

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“One thing that will stand out to me is the guys last…


June 16, 2019

It was yet another successful season for the D.H. Conley baseball team, led by longtime coach Jason Mills.

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June 14, 2019

Athletes from three local schools learned if they received the honor of being named to their sports All-Conference list in the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference. Take a look at who made the cut. 


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