June 25, 2017

Bigger is not always better, not even in basketball.

Balance is critical in creating winning hoops teams, but being at a size disadvantage means being predictable and very often beatable.

The challenge of finding the size to create that balance is not a new one for East Carolina head coach Jeff…

All-County softball team

June 25, 2017

The 2017 Daily Reflector all-county softball team:

Grace Cochran, D.H. Conley: Cochran hit .403 for DHC, driving in 24 runs and scoring 22. She had a slugging percentage of .558 and a fielding percentage of .972.

Cara Davis, D.H. Conley: The Vikings’ senior center fielder hit .488 at leadoff,…

Makenna Matthijs: Hitter of the year

June 25, 2017

D.H. Conley catcher Makenna Matthijs entered her senior season looking to up her production, but the success she found at the plate came as a surprise even to herself.

Matthijs, a 5-foot-6 senior, was nearly unstoppable with the bat, posting a .580 average (51-for-88) and amassing 47 RBIs to earn…

Abigayle Rowell: Pitcher of the year

June 25, 2017

In her previous two seasons as starting pitcher at South Central, Abigayle Rowell had not built a reputation for piling up strikeouts.

That changed in her senior season, as she fanned a career-high 115 batters as part of a campaign that makes her this year’s Daily Reflector Pitcher of the…