Camden, Perquimans team up for N.C. State Games softball tournament

Two-day tournament begins today


Camden's Hailey Bunting is expected to compete for Region 1 at the North Carolina State Games high school softball tournament.


From staff reports

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Players from the Camden and Perquimans softball teams will join forces to represent northeast North Carolina at the 2018 North Carolina State Games.

The two-day high school tournament, which begins today, will be held in Greensboro on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and at Carolyn Allen Park.

Perquimans’ Megan Denson and Abby Todd along with Camden’s Hailey Bunting and Carleigh Simmons will be part of the 13-player Region 1 roster that also comprises players from Williamston-Riverside, Bear Grass Charter and South Central high schools.

Perquimans softball coach Ricky Stallings will lead Region 1, while John A. Holmes’ J.P. Pippins will serve as an assistant with Perquimans’ Denise Stallings.

The softball tournament features teams from eight regions from across the state.

The teams are split into two pools. 

Region 1 will be in Pool A with regions 2, 3, and 4.

Pool play will be round-robin format.

Region 1 begins action today against Region 4 at 9 a.m. at Carolyn Allen Park.

At 11:30 a.m., Region 1 then faces Region 3.

The northeast North Carolina club concludes pool play on Wednesday against Region 2 at 9 a.m.

All consolation and medal games will be held later Wednesday at UNC-Greensboro starting at 1:30 p.m. with consolation games.

The third place game will be held at 5:15 p.m. with the championship set for 7:30 p.m.


John A. Holmes High School was named the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2017-2018 Wells Fargo Cup champion for the Class 1A Albemarle Athletic Conference.

The NCHSAA made the announcement on Monday.

The Aces finished the academic year with 83.5 points. Manteo was second with 80.5 points. Camden took third place with 58.5 points.

Gates was fourth with 44.5 points, Perquimans was fifth with 38 points and Plymouth was sixth with 23 points.

In Class 2A, First Flight took the honor from the Northeastern Coastal Conference. The Nighthawks finished with 88 points.

Currituck was second with 76 points, while Northeastern was third with 69 points.

Hertford County took fourth place with 57 points, Pasquotank was fifth with 41 points and Bertie was sixth with 29 points.

According to the NCHSAA, the Wells Fargo Cup award recognizes the schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications.

The Wells Fargo Conference Cup is a companion to the Wells Fargo Cup and recognizes schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performances within individual conferences. Wachovia, and now Wells Fargo, has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.

In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play. Each conference determines its own method of awarding points.


Edenton finished 12th overall in the NCHSAA Wells Fargo State Cup competition in Class 1A.

The Aces finished with 257.5 points.

Lincoln Charter was tops in Class 1A with 502.5 points.

In Class 2A, First Flight finished in fifth place with 377.5 points.

Lake Norman Charter won the Class 2A season competition with 515 points.

According to the NCHSAA, Wells Fargo Cup points are determined by a system based on performance in state championship events. All schools that finish in the top eight positions (plus ties) earn points.

In the playoff events involving teams from more than one classification, Wells Fargo Cup points are awarded based on the school’s standing against other schools in its own classification.

If fewer than eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the Cup points.