Three local golfers qualify for 1A regional-other sports underway

Published 2:48 pm Thursday, April 29, 2021

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The high school golf season will continue for Caleb Alligood and Eli Huynh of Northside and Southside’s Gabe Matthews after Monday’s regional qualifying meet at Cotton Valley Golf Club in Tarboro.

Matthews, a sophomore, finished fifth overall with an 81, behind four Riverside golfers who broke 80 to win the team title.

Northside finished second and Southside was third in the team competition. Tarboro and Pamlico County also competed.

Riverside senior Davis Wynne fired a 75 to earn medalist honors.

Alligood qualified for the regional with an 86, while Huynh carded an 88.

The 1A East regional is Monday in Sampson County at the Lakewood County Club in Salemburg. The top four individuals not part of a qualifying team move on to the state tournament.

The Pungo Christian Academy golf team will compete in the NCISAA regional meet at the High Point Country Club Monday as well. The top two teams will advance to the state tournament along with the top five individuals from teams that don’t qualify. Caeden Lyons, Sam Warren, David Lee and Gavin Sawyer will represent the Raiders.

While golf, softball and girls soccer teams prepare for post-season play, more sports seasons are just beginning.

Washington’s varsity baseball season started with a 22-0 home rout of Kinston Tuesday. Right-hander Mason Weaver pitched a five inning no-hitter with one walk. Weaver and Austin Cherry went 2-4 to lead an 11 hit Pam Pack attack.

Pungo Christian finished the regular season 7-9 and await the start of the NCISSA 1A state playoffs. Juniors Devin Cradle and Fortino Beltran along with freshman Bo Spencer made the Tarheel Independent All-Conference team.

Washington’s wrestling team opened with a tri-meet victory over West Craven and Greene Central Wednesday in Snow Hill. TraeQuan Haywood (195 lb.) and Isaac Campbell (132) won their matches for Washington against Greene Central.