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D.H. Conley's Lauren Wiles, left, coach Wayne Deans, and Anna Sawyer pose in The Daily Reflector studio on June 4, 2019. (Molly Urbina/The Daily Reflector)


By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Sunday, June 9, 2019


Anna Sawyer, D.H. Conley: Batter of the Year

Taylor Bowen, Ayden-Grifton: A .609 batting average had Bowen leading the Chargers this season. She also led the team in hits this season with 42. 

Kate Lancaster, Farmville Central: The Jaguars’ senior leader will graduate after breaking the school stolen base record in three out of four seasons, ending with 112 total, 37 in her final season. She finished with a .500 batting average. 

Lauren Wiles, D.H. Conley: Pitcher of the Year

Kaitlin Uzzell, Greene Central: Uzzell hit for a .470 average in her last season in Snow Hill. She also finished with nine extra-base hits, 27 runs, 31 total hits and 17 stolen bases.

Amya Evans, South Central: The Pitt Community College commit continued to bring the power in her senior season. Of players to see considerable time on the field, she led the Falcons with a .494 batting average, smacking eight home runs on the season to drive in 61 RBIs.

Daly Keele, Greene Central: Keele’s .475 batting average led the Rams this season. Her 26 RBIs also led the team, while she finished second in hits with 28.

Marissa Roach, South Central: Roach was another vital piece of SC’s outfield group, while also playing some at third base. Roach ended her run in Winterville with a .506 season batting average, scoring 48 RBIs.

Madison Deanes, South Central: A vocal leader, Deanes had a .462 batting average, along with 48 runs off 37 hits. Her skill at shortstop played a considerable role in another deep Falcons playoff run.

Wayne Deans, D.H. Conley: Coach of the Year


Izzy Moore, South Central

Kristen Hardy, Ayden-Grifton

Kenya Pittman, Farmville Central

Abby Burress, Greene Central

Carson Fleming, D.H. Conley

Lexi Phillips, D.H. Conley

Anna Mewborn, South Central

Amber Speight, Greene Central

Trinity Nichols, D.H. Conley


Kim Gurkins, Ayden-Grifton

Mattie Baxter, Farmville Central 

Alexis Phillips, D.H. Conley

Sydney Wade, Farmville Central

Ainsley Mayo, D.H. Conley

Kennedy Fipps, South Central

Contact Jake Keator at jkeator@reflector.com, 252-329-9594 and follow @JakeKeatorDR on Twitter.


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High Schools

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.

Morris (3-for-3, 2 HR, 2 Rs, 5 RBIs, FC) kicked off a six-run fourth inning with…


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.

The bats never reached their full potential, as Post 39 earned nine hits on the night, compared…


June 16, 2019

D.H. Conley freshman pitcher Matthew Matthijs walked into high school baseball with plenty of expectations already set. The former Greenville Little League star had all the hype in his first season, and delivered.

He went 9-1 in 14 appearances, striking out 86 batters in 58.1 innings pitched. He…


June 16, 2019

The following players were selected to The Daily Reflector’s All-Area baseball team. 


Matthew Matthijs, D.H. Conley: Pitcher of the Year

Grant Charles Jarman, J.H. Rose: Batter of the Year

Cam Jackson, D.H. Conley: Jackson was a solid performer at the top of the Vikings lineup,…

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June 16, 2019

Grant Charles Jarman wrapped up an outstanding high school athletic career this season. After four years of football and baseball Jarman walks away with one final award, The Daily Reflector’s All-Area Batter of the Year. 

“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.

Mills led DHC to a 26-5 overall record, going 11-1 in the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference. The Vikings season culminated in a trip to the 3-A East Regional Finals, where it lost to…


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. 


11 players received all conference honors, with D.H. Conley leading the way with…


June 13, 2019

Another batch of local high school athletes signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level.

Chargers duo inks to Louisburg College

After rounding out their careers with their best statistical seasons, Ayden-Grifton baseball players Blake McLawhorn and…

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June 13, 2019

After recently seeing his D.H. Conley athletic career come to a close Shea Ward continues to improve his game on the diamond. The Pitt Community College commit is playing with the Post 39 Legion team this summer before joining the Bulldogs. Preps beat writer Jake Keator spoke with Ward about his…

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