High School Roundup | Northeastern defeats John A. Holmes in girls tennis

High School Roundup


From staff reports

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

EDENTON — The Northeastern girls tennis team defeated John A. Holmes 6-3 Tuesday at John A. Holmes High School.

Northeastern’s Olivia Sanders defeated Anna Bass 4-6, 6-3,(10-8) in No. 1 singles.

Edenton’s Jessica Copeland defeated Emma Teachey in No. 2 singles 6-4, 6-1.

Edenton’s Sydney Morris defeated Jaycie Gregory 7-5, 6-1 in No. 3 singles.

Northeastern’s Brooke Overman won her No. 4 singles match against Lilly Boyce 6-1, 6-1.

In No. 5 singles, Northeastern’s Ellie Hornthal defeated Lilly Bunch 6-1, 6-2.

Northeastern’s Madeline Twiford defeated Molly White 6-1, 6-1 in No. 6 singles.

Edenton’s No. 1 doubles team of Bass and Morris defeated Sanders and Teachey 8-3.

Northeastern (2-0-1) won the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches against the Aces (1-3-1).

Overman and Davis Robertson defeated Copeland and Boyce in No. 2 doubles 8-5, while Hornthal and Twiford defeated Bunch and White 8-3 in No. 3 doubles.


Norfolk Academy 3, Currituck 0: The Knights (1-3-1) were shut out by the Bulldogs Tuesday in Norfolk, Virginia.


Perquimans def. Washington County 25-6, 25-6, 25-6: The Lady Pirates (6-1, 1-0 Albemarle Athletic Conference) secured their first conference win on the season Tuesday at home.

Camden def. John A. Holmes 25-7, 25-10, 25-16: The Lady Bruins (4-2, 1-0 AAC) secured the conference win at Edenton Tuesday evening.

Gillian Denney had seven kills, two blocks, Brooke Gurganus followed with five kills, two aces and four assists.

Caitlyn Overton had a team-high 18 assists with four kills. Mckenzie Underwood had 14 digs in the win.

Edenton (2-6, 0-1 AAC) faces Washington County on the road Thursday.


Albe­marle School win: The Albe­marle School’s cross coun­try teams com­peted in their first meet of the year at home ver­sus Pungo Chris­tian Academy and Ridge­croft School Tues­day.

The boys team won the event with sopho­more Lo­gan Dunn com­ing in first place, sopho­more Ray­mond Hooper fin­ished in sec­ond place and eighth grader Trent Sawyer com­ing in fourth place.

The girls team fin­ished in sec­ond place with Katie Hansen com­ing in first place for the girls.

The Albe­marle School vol­ley­ball team won Tues­day’s con­fer­ence match ver­sus Terra Ceia Chris­tian school to move to 4-0 over­all and 2-0 in con­fer­ence play.

Sa­man­tha Nixon led the Lady Colts with 11 kills, Ava Mor­ris posted 13 as­sists and Brooke Perry had seven kills.


Robert Cody, who coached Plymouth to three NCHSAA football state championships stepped down as coach.

WITN-TV in Greenville reported Tuesday that Cody’s resignation from the post at Washington County High School is because of family reasons.

Plymouth and Creswell high schools consolidated after the 2017-18 academic year to create Washington County High School.

While at Plymouth, Cody led the Vikings to Class 1A state championships in 2007, 2012 and 2015.

Under Cody, Plymouth made appearances in six state championship games.

Last fall, the Vikings advanced to the 1A East Regional Final.

Cody coached in the Washington County Schools system since the mid-1980s.

Washington County (0-2) lost to Tarboro and Williamston-Riverside to begin the 2018 campaign.

The Panthers begin Albemarle Athletic Conference play Oct. 5 at home against Perquimans.

On Oct. 12, Washington County travels to Edenton to face the Aces and hosts Camden on Oct. 19.


Cur­rituck’s var­sity foot­ball game Thursday against Hick­ory (Va.) will be law en­force­ment ap­pre­ci­a­tion night.

Any Sher­iff Deputy or State Po­lice Of­fi­cer in uni­form or with proper iden­ti­fi­ca­tion will be able to en­ter the game for free.

Kick off is at 7:30pm at the Cur­rituck County High School Foot­ball Sta­dium.