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.