DH Conley, Ayden-Grifton and JH Rose volleyball advance in state tourney

Four Pitt County volleyball teams are still alive in the 2018 NCHSAA Tourrnament (252Buzz file photos by Bill Hudson)

By Bill Hudson

All six Pitt County public high schools made the 2018 NCHSAA Volleyball playoffs which started Tuesday night. DH Conley, Ayden-Grifton and JH Rose all advanced to the second round with straight set victories. South Central received a bye to round two and play their first match Thursday at home. North Pitt and Farmville Central both were eliminated after first-round losses.

DH Conley vs Wilson Fike

DH Conley, a #1 seed, remains undefeated with their three-set win over Fike

Set 1 - DHC 25, Wilson Fike 7

Set 2 - DHC 25, Wilson Fike 10

Set 3 - DHC 25, Wilson Fike 7


Macy Smith: 7 kills Elana Fuller: 6 kills Maddy May: 5 kills Hannah Shafer: 4 blocks

DH Conley moves to 22-0 on the season. The Vikings host Gray's Creek on Thursday, time TBA.

Ayden-Grifton vs Northeastern

Ayden-Grifton , a number 1 seed, won their 21st match in a row with a three-set home win vs Northeastern.

Set 1 - AG 25, Northeastern 10

Set 2 - AG 25, Northeastern 8

Set 3 - AG 25, Northeastern 12

The Chargers will host Randleman on Thursday, time TBA.

JH Rose at Clayton

JH Rose, a number 14 seed, went on the road and defeated Clayton in three sets.

Set 1 - JHR 25, Clayton 19

Set 2 - JHR 25, Clayton 22

Set 3 - JHR 25, Clayton 7


Grayson Norwood: 8 kills Abby Wordsworth: 5 kills, 9 digs, 7 aces Mary Hannah Sawyer: 11digs, 6 aces Holly Gibson: 14 assists

JH Rose moves to 16-6 on the season and travels to Cleveland High School for a Thursday match time TBA.

South Central 1st Round Bye

South Central, a number 3 seed, hosts Holly Springs on Thursday, time TBA.

The Falcons are 18-2 on the season.

North Pitt vs Durham School of the Arts

North Pitt, a number 9 seed, lost to Durham School of the Arts in three sets to end the Panthers season.

Set 1 - NP 22, DSA 25

Set 2 - NP 13, DSA 25

Set 3 - NP 17, DSA 25

North Pitt finishes 13-8 on the year.

Farmville Central at Randleman

Farmville Central, a number 17 seed, lost at Randleman in three sets to end the Jaguars season.

Set 1 - FC 17, Randleman 25

Set 2 - FC 13, Randleman 25

Set 3 - FC 20, Randleman 25

Farmville Central ends the season with a 10-12 record.

Match information provided by DH Conley, JH Rose and Twitter research

Bill Hudson, co-owner of 252Buzz, is the digital media company's photographer. A graduate of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, he formerly worked in advertising and marketing for both print and broadcast media.