High School Roundup | John A. Holmes tops Currituck in girls' tennis

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John A. Holmes' Sydney Spear won her No. 1 singles match against Currituck, Monday at Currituck County High School.


From staff reports

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

BARCO — The John A. Holmes High School girls' tennis team defeated Currituck County 5-4 Monday at Currituck County High School.

Edenton (5-2) secured wins in singles from No. 1 Sydney Spear (6-4, 6-4) against McKenna Sweeney, No. 3 Carson Ray (6-2, 6-0) against Karrigan Belangia, No. 4 Bailey Rinehart (6-0, 6-4) against Samantha Phillips and No. 6 Trinity Copeland (6-3, 6-4) against Caroline Boughn.

Currituck (3-5) earned wins in singles from No. 2 Marley Renner (6-0, 6-0) against Lilly Bunch and No. 5 Lilly Nekervis (6-4, 6-3) against Olivia Hare.

The Lady Knights won two of the three doubles matches from the pairs of Sweeney and Renner (8-3) against Bunch and Spear in No. 1 doubles and Belangia and Boughn with a 8-2 result against Copeland and Hare in No. 3 doubles.

The Lady Aces clinched the non-conference match in No. 2 doubles with Rinehart and Ray securing an 8-6 victory against Phillips and Nekervis.


Camden def. Cape Hatteras 25-12, 25-11, 25-15: The Lady Bruins (8-2) secured their sixth consecutive win at Camden County High School Monday night.

Senior Hannah Ferebee had six kills, senior Haley Bohn had 18 service points, senior Carley Blizzard had 17 service points, five kills, and six digs, while freshman Peyton Carver had 13 service points, three aces, and seven assists in the victory.

Cape Hatteras (6-4) takes on First Flight today.


Pasquotank 1, Camden 1: The Panthers (4-0-2) and Bruins (3-1-1) played to a tie Monday night at Camden Community Park.

Jalen Haist scored the Panthers only goal off of a free kick from 20 yards out.

Matthew Harrell kept the Panthers lead in tack going into halftime with a big save on a Camden penalty kick.

Pasquotank's Darsh Patel played a big role in midfield both offensively and defensively with his high energy and tenacity.

Noah Kelly scored for Camden and was assisted by Tanner Pippen.

Camden's Luke Wiseman made six saves on seven shots on goal in the match.

Perquimans 3, Bear Grass Charter 2: The Pirates (2-5) secured the non-conference win at Bear Grass Charter Monday.

Thomas Riddick, Dylan Cox and William Lawrence scored for Perquimans.

Shawn Wells and Billy Wrenn both scored, while Rustin Reason and Dylan Caracoglia each added an assist for the Bears (1-6).

John A. Holmes 3, Northeastern 1: The Aces (5-1-1) earned the non-conference win against the Eagles (4-2) at Northeastern Monday.


John A. Holmes hosted an Albemarle Athletic Conference meet at D.F. Walker in Edenton Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Perquimans’ Jayden White won the boys’ meet with a time of 18 minutes, nine seconds.

Gates’ Jacob Euler was second, while Camden finished third through fifth.

Darnell Santiago was third, Ethan Osborne was fourth and Thomas White took fifth place.

Holmes’ Blake Meadows was sixth, Manteo’s Weston Smith was seventh, John Euler was eighth, Christian Carrion took ninth and Perquimans' Eli Gregory was 10th in the 36 athlete field.

Camden won the meet with 33 points, Manteo was second with 54 points, Perquimans was third with 68 points and Edenton was fourth with 69 points.

In the girls’ meet, Camden’s Keeley Williams won the race with a time of 21 minutes.

Teammate Hannah Healy was second, Manteo's Libby Robertson was third, Camden's Autumn Healy was fourth and Manteo's Tiffany Fenz was fifth.

Camden finished sixth (Cadie Langton), ninth (McKenzie Douglas) and 10th (Abigail Jones) in the race.

Edenton's Itary Lopez took eighth place, Bear Grass Charter's Allison Bowen was seventh and Meredith DeCastillia was 21st in a 37 athlete field.

Camden won the girls' meet with 21 points, Manteo was second with 46 points, Edenton was third with 78 points, Perquimans was fourth with 105 points and Gates was fifth with 126 points.