Area high school sports review

Published 6:09 pm Monday, October 29, 2018

The Currituck County varsity soccer team opened this week’s schedule of high school sports events by winning its Monday, October 22, conference game against Pasquotank County by a score of 3-0.

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Josiah Simmons of Cape Hatteras and J. Zafra of Manteo are side by side as they race down the field during this week’s soccer matchup between the two Dare County Schools. Zafra scored a goal and recorded an assist in the 6-0 Manteo win. Edward L. Mullins photo

Playing in the second round of the 2A regional duels, the First Flight varsity tennis team won an October 23 home playoff match against Greene Central by defeating the Snow Hill team 5-1. Later in the day, First Flight’s varsity volleyball team lost its 2A state tournament match against Goldsboro 25-9, 25-15 and 25-5. Playing at Currituck, the Knights varsity volleyball team advanced in its 2A tournament bracket by defeating North Johnston 25-8, 25-14 and 25-9.

After ending regular season play in volleyball with a 3-1 win over Edenton’s John A. Holmes back on October 18, the Manteo he Redskins entered the first round of the 1A state playoffs at Camden October 23 where they fell to the Bruins 25-12, 25-8, and 25-18.

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First Flight’s Arden Carlye #16 and Bella Schweitzer #19 attempt to stop a spike from a soaring Goldsboro player during Tuesday night’s game. Goldsboro defeated First Flight in the first round of the 2018 State Volleyball Playoffs. Edward L. Mullins photo

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In regular season play, it was First Flight taking a 2-0 varsity soccer team win over Currituck at Barco on October 24 about the same time Manteo was coasting to a 6-0 win at Cape Hatteras. Playing at Pinetown that same evening, the Manteo Redskins JV football team overpowered Northside with a 40-0 non-conference game victory.

On Thursday, October 25, Currituck County’s varsity volleyball team won another state 2A tournament home playoff round by defeating J.F. Webb 25-15, 25-13 and 25-17 while in regular season gridiron action, Northeastern defeated First Flight 42-0 and John A. Holmes handed Manteo a 62-20 home conference game loss.

This weekend, on October 27, the Currituck County varsity volleyball team was scheduled to play take on South Columbus (Tabor City) in a 2A state tournament playoff game and the First Flight Cross Country was to run in the 2A regional meet at Newport.

Upcoming events include a Monday, October 29 third round girls tennis dual team state playoff between First Flight and Croatan. Matches start at 4 p.m. in Kill Devil Hills.

Later in the week, on November 2 Currituck (5-3) will host First Flight (4-5) in a varsity football game at Barco and the Manteo varsity football team (5-5) will play Washington County (3-4) at Roper. Kickoff for both games is 7:30 p.m. Then, on November 3, the First Flight cross country team will compete in the NCHSAA state meet at Kernersville.