Lady Vikings ousted from playoffs by Pirates
WENDELL – After beating teams handily all season, the Tarboro Lady Vikings had the rolls reversed against them Wednesday in the first round of the 2-A NCHSAA state playoffs. The Corinth Holders Lady Pirates controlled the ball the entire match and had a fast paced offense that seemed to be unstoppable. They knocked the Vikings out of the playoffs by beating them 9-0 in only 43 minutes of action.
The East Coast Celtics 15-under AAU basketball team went undefeated in USBA Spring Shootout tournament in Durham April 5-7. The Celtics went 5-0 and this was the third tournament they won. They play May 17-19 in Fayetteville. The Celtics are a combination of players from Tarboro, Rocky Mount and Wilson. They will have a car wash in June in Tarboro and location is to be determined. Senior citizens 60-years of age or older will get their cars washed for free. If you are interested contact Coach Ryan Jones at 252-907-2893.
Vikings finish fourth in conference after loss
FARMVILLE – The Tarboro Vikings held their own destiny in their hands Monday night against the Beddingfield Bruins. A win gave them the third seed out of the conference and a loss gave them the fourth seed. The game was played in Farmville as a neutral site for the conference tiebreaker for the third and fourth seeds.
Lady Vikings looking to make noise in playoffs
Leshaun Jenkins and his Tarboro Lady Vikings have one thing in mind and that is to go deep in the playoffs. Jenkins knows he has the talent to make some noise in the playoffs, but to do so, they have to get past Corinth Holders in the first round today. Tarboro travels to Wendell to play at 6 p.m.
Tarboro (13-3-1) rolled through the season beating teams handily, but they took a stumble the last two out of three matches in Eastern Plains Conference action, which forced them into a three way tie for first place.
Tarboro falls to Cedar Ridge
The No. 1 seeded Tarboro Vikings tennis team fell to No. 3 seeded Cedar Ridge Tuesday in duals team action. Cedar Ridge defeated the Vikings 5-1, which ends the Vikings season.
Warriors running for state titles
LEGGETT – The North Edgecombe Warriors put on a show at the 1-A state regional track meet Saturday. They won five events during the meet. But they want more and are still hungry for more. They want to follow that performance up with a similar one Friday in Winston Salem when they compete in the state meet at North Carolina A&T State University.
Cougars win regional title by four strokes
The SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars golf team won the regional title again Monday. This was the second straight year they have accomplished the feat. It didn't come easy though. They played through tough rainy and soggy conditions most of the day. As they approached the last three holes, the rain subsided and the sun appeared from behind the trees at the River Landing Golf Course.
Cougars coach Jonathan Cobb was impressed with everyone's play considering the wet soggy conditions.
Beating the overall odds
FARMVILLE – Knowing what was at stake and having the odds against them Friday night, the Tarboro Vikings knew they had to handle business against the Farmville Central Jaguars or their season would come to an abrupt end.
It took the Vikings nine innings to prevail against the Jaguars and earn a playoff berth.
Anderson receives swimming championship ring
Cameron Anderson has worked hard since the age of six to become one of the most dominating swimmers in the state. He has lots of goals he wants to accomplish and wants to add to the ones he achieved this season.
Lady Warriors split doubleheader with Lady Jags
LEGGETT – Trying to get the team together to practice more than once a week has been a problem all season for North Edgecombe Lady Warrior coach Keith Parisher. The majority of his softball players also run track during the spring and they take one day a week out of their schedule to practice that sport.
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