DH Conley, Ayden-Grifton and South Central volleyball advance in state tourney



Three Pitt County volleyball teams -- from left, DH Conley, Ayden-Grifton and South Central -- won Thursday night in the 2018 NCHSAA Tourrnament (252Buzz file photos by Bill Hudson)



By Bill Hudson


   DH Conley, Ayden-Grifton and South Central all advanced to the third round of 2018 NCHSAA Volleyball Tournament. JH Rose had their season come to an end with a road loss to third-seed Cleveland.

DH Conley vs Gray's Creek


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


Set 1 - DHC 25, Gray's Creek 13

Set 2 - DHC 25, Gray's Creek 15

Set 3 - DHC 25, Gray's Creek 11



Macy Smith: 12 kills
Elana Fuller: 10 kills
Alexis Desoto: 7 kills
Hannah Shafer: 6 kills, 5 blocks
Olivia Hunt: 9 digs


   DH Conley moves to 23-0 on the season. The Vikings host West Johnston on Saturday, time TBA.  


Ayden-Grifton vs Randleman


    Ayden-Grifton extended their winning streak to 22 with their second-round win vs Randleman.


Set 1 - AG 25, Randleman 17

Set 2 - AG 25, Randleman 13

Set 3 - AG 25, Randleman 16


   The Chargers will host Croatan on Saturday, time TBA.

South Central vs Holly Springs


    South Central swept Holly Springs 3-0 to advance to the third round. The Falcons will host New Bern on Saturday, time TBA.


    The Falcons are 19-2 on the season.


JH Rose at Cleveland


    JH Rose lost on the road in four sets to Cleveland.


Set 1 - JHR 21, Cleveland 25

Set 2 - JHR 26, Cleveland 24

Set 3 - JHR 16, Cleveland 25

Set 4 - JHR 24, Cleveland 26



Izzy Reeves: 10 kills
Abby Wordsworth: 7 kills, 8 digs 
Holly Gibson: 18 assists 
Mary Hannah Sawyer: 15 digs


    JH Rose finishes the season with a 16-7 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.





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