High Schools

February 24, 2017

South Central’s boys’ basketball team is still alive in the 4-A postseason, heading to the third round Saturday.

But, boy, did the Falcons have to sweat it out to get there.

No. 22 Athens Drive took second-seeded SC to overtime in Thursday night’s second-round matchup, but the…


February 23, 2017

Senior Qyinesha Pettway has been one of the key players in the Farmville Central girls’ basketball team’s run to the second round of the NCHSAA 2-A state playoffs. Pettway chatted with Reflector prep sports beat writer Jordan Anders on Wednesday about her role on the team and the…


February 22, 2017

BETHEL — North Pitt’s boys’ basketball team walked out of its gym Tuesday night as one of six county teams moving on to the second round of the NCHSAA state playoffs.

Coach Mark Carson, though, wore the look of a man who knew just how close his team came to being one of the five…


February 19, 2017

Eleven of the 12 basketball teams from Pitt County’s public high schools will play in the state playoffs.

The NCHSAA released the brackets for the boys’ and girls’ postseason tournaments Sunday, a day after they were originally scheduled to be made available. The release was…


February 19, 2017

Basketball coaches in Pitt County will have a little less time to plan for their first-round playoff opponents than they originally planned.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association postponed the release of postseason brackets Saturday evening, announcing via Twitter that the brackets…


February 18, 2017

For a man whose team had just won the Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference tournament title, South Central boys’ basketball coach Chris Cherry didn’t look like a man ready to celebrate Friday night.

He looked like a man focused on preparing for the task ahead.

Cherry’s Falcons…


February 18, 2017

A pair of J.H. Rose athletes signed letters of intent this week to compete at the collegiate level.

Lauren Phillips, Meredith

Volleyball player Lauren Phillips decided early on in her high school career that she wanted to pursue the opportunity to play in college.

That opportunity was made official…


February 16, 2017

William Knight would love for his North Pitt girls’ basketball team to be heading into the playoffs with less than the four losses it has attached to its record, but the fact it has those losses is hardly the end of the world for the Panthers’ first-year head coach.

“You need…


February 16, 2017

FARMVILLE — After yet another meeting with Farmville Central that included big shots, plenty of points and last-second drama, North Pitt boys’ basketball coach Mark Carson simply chuckled Wednesday night.

“Typical North Pitt-Farmville,” he said.

That it was. Except, of…


February 16, 2017

Six Pitt County basketball teams will attempt to hoist conference tournament trophies tonight.

The Eastern Carolina 3-A/4-A Conference boys’ and girls’ championship games are at South Central, with the girls’ game tipping at 6 p.m. and the boys’ final immediately after. The…

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