Consistently on top

Published 7:12 pm Wednesday, April 27, 2016

As the spring sports season wraps up, Beaufort County is provided with another reminder of how dominant many of its high school sports program have been in the area. Numerous teams from Washington, Northside and Southside are vying for regular-season championships, which has almost become the norm.

Mere months ago, it was the Pam Pack boys’ swim team not just asserting its supremacy over other teams in the region, but earning the title of best 2-A team in all of North Carolina. Before that, Washington’s soccer team battled through a nearly perfect campaign that resulted in it being the 2-A state runners up.

The Seahawks’ football team, too, proved its worth over many of the teams in eastern North Carolina. They took on all comers and oftentimes won in come-from-behind fashion before being upended by Plymouth in the 1-A regional final.

Fast-forward to today. Northside and Washington both boast top softball clubs in the east. Even if neither team ends up with a conference title, they’re certainly positioned to make a run in the playoffs to show the rest of North Carolina how strong Beaufort County softball is.

Awareness of these teams’ successes expands outside the county and even the state. The Chocowinity 16U all stars represented the area last summer in the Babe Ruth Softball World Series. Washington’s 8U and 12U clubs also have a history of representing the county at regionals.

It’s not just softball, either. Area track and girls’ soccer teams have had strong seasons that may carry over to postseason success, too.

Whatever the sport, this is always an exciting time in the season. Each team will be all-in once the playoffs commence. That said, be sure to get out and show support for all of Beaufort County’s teams. An immeasurable amount work has gone into simply reaching the postseason, so cheer them on as they take a shot at bringing championship gold to the area.