Loading...
BYH, watching this administration is like watching a mob movie....

Rose tops West Johnston, 3-1

091719-Rose VB

Mary Hannah Sawyer (#4) punches the ball over the net for Rose.

Loading…

By Jake Keator
The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The J.H. Rose volleyball team held off a tough West Johnston squad Monday night, battling back from a set down to win 3-1 (23-25, 25-13, 25-22 and 25-14).

CeCe Wilkerson had a big effort, finishing with nine blocks and five kills. Anna Bayes also had a strong night with 11 assists, four blocks and four kills.

The two sides battled right out of the gate. As soon as one team gathered a lead, the other would simply climb back into it. Rose gained a four-point advantage in the first set, 14-10, but the Wildcats were not far from a big run. With the score 18-15, West Johnston exploded for an eight-point run that gave them the lead, 23-18.

JHR responded with a four point run, but it was too little, too late, as the Wildcats stole the first set and grabbed the early momentum.

JHR head coach Kelley Krainiak was not happy with how her side performed in the first set.

"We talked about a few adjustments and I told them to wake up," she said. "It was really about concentrating on what they were doing to us repeatedly. We wanted to make some minor adjustments on our side to fix what they were doing and focusing on us, serving, passing the ball well and getting a lot of kills."

JHR switched into high gear in Set Two, quickly jumping to a 10-4 lead. The Rampants then continued to string together runs, which helped push them to the set win and even the match score, 1-1. West Johnston fought back in Set Three, as a late three-point push brought the Wildcats to within two at 22-20. A block by Wilkerson then sealed the set win, putting Rampants in the drivers seat.

Runs of six and four-points gave Rose a big lead, 14-8, in the final set. Another four-point run gave the Rampants a big lead, 19-10, keeping West Johnston from ever truly threatening to make a comeback.

"Today was probably the best we've ever played, which is nice to see," Krainiak said. "Progression is a big deal for us. We have a lot of freshmen, a lot of young kids. Building cohesion as a team and listening to each other is huge. It's not even so much skills, it's the mental game, the mental focus, making adjustments. Those are the things that will help us improve."

Rose (7-3, 2-1) will take on 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference opponent Eastern Wayne tonight.

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

Hoggard 3, D.H. Conley 2

Conley fell just short of defeating Hoggard on Saturday, 3-2 (27-25, 24-26, 24-26, 25-21 and 8-15).

Maddy May (20 kills), Alexis Desoto (15 kills), Ella Philpot (6 kills, 11 blocks) and Sara Dees (5 kills, 4 blocks) led the way in a hard-fought effort.

D.H. Conley 3, Coastal Christian 0

DHC bounced back, defeating Coastal Christian on Saturday (25-7, 25-16 and 25-17).

Conley (10-1) will travel to face C.B. Aycock tonight.

BOYS SOCCER

Oakwood 4, Ridgecroft 2

Oakwood picked up a big win over Ridgecroft on Monday night, as Gonzalo Insurralde netted two goals and Ryan Smith and Ray Prati each added a goal of their own.

Oakwood (5-2) and will take on Rocky Mount Academy tonight.

JV VOLLEYBALL

Hoggard 2, D.H. Conley 1

D.H. Conley's JV squad couldn't top Hoggard on Saturday, losing 2-1 (25-20, 22-25 and 24-26).

D.H. Conley 2, Coastal Christian 0

Conley swept Coastal Christian in the second game of the day, 25-13 and 25-21.

DHC (8-3) will travel to face C.B. Aycock tonight.

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

High Schools

October 19, 2019

With 36 seconds left, and leading in what had been a back-and-forth offensive shootout, the D.H. Conley defense was looking for one big play to stop Washington and walk away with the win in a late season non-conference contest.

Pam Pack quarterback Antwone Godley took the ball and sprinted right,…

101919_gdr_dhcfootball-3.jpg

October 18, 2019

On senior night, the Falcons clinched their first regular season conference title since 2011 with a four-set win (25-16, 24-26, 25-22 and 25-22) over D.H. Conley Thursday.

With this win, South Central (17-0, 12-0 Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A) secured a season sweep of the Vikings. They’ll be the…

092519_gdr_dhcvolleyball-5.jpg

October 18, 2019

Area football teams find themselves in the home stretch of their schedules, and the hunt for conference championships are still wide open. Check out the action packed schedule tonight.

Ayden-Grifton (4-2, 0-2) at South Lenoir (2-5, 0-3), 7 p.m.

The Chargers are looking to quickly end their two-game…

101219_gdr_dhcfootball-2.jpg

October 18, 2019

It was a night of celebration at South Central as the school's boys' soccer team recorded a 4-2 win over New Bern on Thursday, earning its first-ever 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference championship.

SC had to shake off a slow start, as the Bears notched a goal each in the first half from Brayden…

101819_gdr_scsoccer-2.jpg

October 17, 2019

The struggles continued for the Ayden-Grifton soccer team Wednesday evening as they fell to 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference leader Washington, 10-1 on senior night.

The Chargers struggled to compete with the Pam Pack, which featured a taller, faster and more experienced roster.

The lone goal for…

101719_gdr_agsoccer-6.jpg

October 15, 2019

The Farmville Central volleyball team walked away celebrating a win and its seniors on senior night Tuesday after the Jaguars defeated Beddingfield 3-1 (24-26, 25-19, 25-14 and 25-19.

The night began with FC (12-7, 6-3) recognizing its four seniors, Abby Foster, Ja'Shyra Carmon, Keyley Shackleford…

101619_gdr_fcvolleyball-4.jpg

October 15, 2019

Week 8 of the high school football season provided clarity in two local conferences as teams enter the meat of their conference schedules. D.H. Conley walked away with an overtime win over rival J.H. Rose, while Ayden-Grifton stumbled again against 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference leader Washington.…

101219_gdr_dhcfootball-15.jpg

October 12, 2019

After a lackluster first half, the Greene Central Rams scored four second-half touchdowns to beat South Lenoir 59-26 on homecoming night on Friday at Greene Central High School.

The Rams improve to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the 2-A Eastern Carolina Conference, while the Blue Devils fall to 2-5 and 0-3…

083019_gdr_gcfootball-1.jpg

October 12, 2019

After a 4-0 start, the last two weeks have not been ideal for Ayden-Grifton football.

The Chargers were doomed by five turnovers in a 37-12 loss to Washington on Friday. The Chargers (4-2, 0-2) were coming off of a 34-21 home loss to West Craven last week.

Paul Cornwell’s team has dealt with…

082719_gdr_agfootball-1.jpg

October 11, 2019

D.H. Conley and J.H. Rose found themselves tied at 28 following the end of regulation Friday night at Hollywood Crossroads, leading the two bitter rivals to sort it out in overtime.

The Vikings used four plays, capped off by an 8-yard pass from quarterback Nick Hamilton to Chance Brown to take the…

101219_gdr_dhcfootball-11.jpg
131 stories in High Schools. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 14
        Next Page»   Last Page»