Dupree near perfect as Vikings roll Cougars
PINETOPS – Tarboro Vikings coach Justin Smith has counted on his senior pitching time and time again this season. That didn't change Tuesday night when he handed senior right-hander Will Dupree the ball against county and Eastern Plains Conference rivals, the SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars. Smith knew he had a lot on the line heading into the game. Tarboro had to win to keep their playoff hopes alive and try to seal the fourth spot in the conference and knew SouthWest was going to be gunning for his Tarboro team.
Cougars win conference golf crown again
The SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars have won the Eastern Plains Conference golf title once again. The Cougars sealed their faith Tuesday when they finished conference play with 248 points lower then the Beddingfield Bruins. The Cougars finished the regular season with 1,564 and Beddingfield was second with 1,812. Farmville Central was third with 1,827 and Greene Central was last with 2,145.
The top four players in the conference were from SouthWest.
- BEDDINGFIELD 7, SOUTHWEST EDGECOMBE 2
Vikings win singles, doubles conference titles
The Tarboro Vikings tennis team continued their journey in accomplishing major goals this season. They have a senior, Lane Long, who has cruised through his matches and continued to do so in the Eastern Plains Conference tournament this week.
Cougars pound out 13 hits in loss to Panthers
PINETOPS – The difference was an eight run second inning that helped lift the North Pitt Panthers over the SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars Wednesday night in Eastern Plains Conference action. North Pitt won 13-8 even though both teams had 13 hits apiece.
"I was pleased with the way we battled back against a great baseball team," Cougars coach Tommy Tolson said. "I was tickled to death at how we didn't give up and battled back from the large deficit and made a run towards the end."
The Cougars trailed by as many as 11 runs at one point in the game, but they continued to fight back and didn't give in.
Tarboro answers Kinston's challenge; wins 1-0
The 14th ranked Tarboro Vikings were put up to a challenge Monday for the first time in Eastern Plains Conference action. They had beaten their first two opponents in conference action with ease and when they faced off against the Kinston Vikings, they let Tarboro know right from the get go they weren't going to be a cake walk. Tarboro had to play a near perfect match to beat them, but an early goal in the second half by junior Shayla Thorne was the difference and gave Tarboro a 1-0 victory.
Cougars rally back to win in nine innings
PINETOPS – Two comebacks and none bigger then the one in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday were the keys to the SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars defeating the Greene Central Rams 8-7 in Eastern Plains Conference action. With the win, the Cougars keep their playoff hopes alive with just four games remaining in the conference.
Vikings keep playoff hopes alive
WILSON – Tarboro Vikings coach Justin Smith and his team were satisfied Thursday after they battled back to beat the Beddingfield Bruins 2-1 in eight innings. Both teams were tied for fourth place in the Eastern Plains Conference. Now the Vikings have the upper hand on grabbing the last playoff spot if they can win at least two of their next three games.
Thorne's five goals leads Vikings over Cougars
PINETOPS – Tarboro Vikings coach Leshaun Jenkins wasn't pleased with his 14th ranked teams start Wednesday against the SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars, but after a halftime speech, they picked up the pace and routed the Cougars 8-0. The Vikings won their second Eastern Plains Conference match in three days and are on their way to accomplishing their goal of winning the conference.
Vikings defense big in shutout of Bruins
Tarboro Vikings coach Leshaun Jenkins believes he has the best team in the Eastern Plains Conference this season. Monday they accomplished a goal that they set early in the season, which was to beat the Beddingfield Bruins. The 14th ranked Vikings checked that goal off their list when they shutout the Bruins 3-0.
Tarboro (8-1-1, 1-0) beat the Bruins in every offensive stat available and showed why Jenkins believes his team is the best in the conference. Tarboro took 20 shots on goal compared to the Bruins 16. The Vikings controlled the tempo the majority of the match and kept Beddingfield off the scoreboard.
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