Wrestling regionals schedule in flux; EPIC tourney still on

Feb. 14, 2014 @ 02:42 PM

The N.C. High School Athletic Association wrestling regionals will not go on Friday or Saturday as scheduled because of inclement weather.

The 2-A Mideast Regional has been rescheduled for Sunday with weigh-ins starting at noon. The 3-A Mideast Regional is also off for Saturday and Sunday action has not yet been approved.

Kerr-Vance’s wrestling team will compete in the N.C. Independent School Athletic Association Tournament as scheduled Friday at Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point.

Northern Vance, Southern Vance and J.F. Webb each have wrestlers qualified for the NCHSAA regionals. Northern and Webb will compete in the 3-A Mideast Regional at Eden Morehead and Southern in the 2-A Mideast Regional at Trinity Wheatmore.

The 2-A Mideast pairings were not released by press time. Seven Southern grapplers will compete. They are Sikem Caceres (113 pounds), Damonte Blash (126), Joshua Boyd (138), Kavoris Perry (152), Jonathan Carlock (160), Laredo Bullock (182), and Bennie White (195).

The NCHSAA announced Wednesday that the regional finals could be held as late as Sunday afternoon.

Eight Northern wrestlers are in the 3-A Mideast Regional and six qualified from Webb.

3-A Mideast Regional area pairings
106 pounds

— Webb’s Dionisio Ford (7-8) vs Northwood’s Carson Amy (30-17)
— Northern’s Colbey Hobgood (14-5) vs Eastern Alamance’s Noah Crawford (16-25)
— Webb’s Justin Perry (18-6) vs Burlington Williams’ Kamani Sellars (11-17)
— Northern’s Joel Royster (10-8) vs Eastern Guilford’s Billy Ginther (17-14)
— Webb’s John Wheeless (7-12) vs Morehead’s Jordan Jones (50-7)
— Webb’s Jamal Algathi (6-8) vs Union Pines’ Paul Ambrose (22-4)
— Northern’s Maxwell McNair (4-7) vs Northwood’s Hunter Queen (40-12)
— Northern’s Brian Martinez (9-12) vs Morehead’s Benjamin Bullins (49-4)
— Webb’s Luke Wheeless (10-7) vs Mayodan McMichael’s Lee Johnston (21-21)
— Northern’s Jake Wiggins (10-13) vs Hope Mills Gray’s Creek’s Cedric Young (16-12)
— Northern’s Emmanuel Torral (4-15) vs Morehead’s Gideon Biggs (17-6)
— Webb’s Hunter Kitchen (9-7) vs Orange’s Argie Burnette (31-15)
— Northern’s Justin Care (7-4) vs Fayetteville Byrd’s Byron Cousin (14-5)
— Northern’s Mykel Williams (21-4) vs Southern Durham’s Deryon Woodley (3-17)

Southern-Bunn moved to next week

With school out of session, most of Friday's high school basketball games will not be played.

Northern Vance was scheduled to host Webb and Warren County had a home game against Roanoke Rapids. Wanda Thompson, the athletics director at Warren County, said the Eagles’ games against the Yellow Jackets could be moved to Saturday.

Warren County still has four 2-A Northern Carolina Conference games left to be play. The league tournament has been cancelled.

Southern Vance will not host Bunn Saturday as scheduled and will instead play those games on Thursday.

The Raiders will also visit South Granville on Tuesday and welcome Warren County for Senior Night on Friday.

Lady Spartans to play on

As of Thursday evening, the Kerr-Vance varsity girls basketball team is still scheduled to compete against top-seeded Halifax Academy Friday in the Eastern Plains Independent Conference Tournament at Rocky Mount Academy.

Fourth-seeded KVA advanced to the semifinals by knocking out Grace Christian of Raleigh on Monday.

Colts unlikely to play league tourney

The N.C. Independent School Athletic Association 1-A Carolina Christian Conference Tournament is unlikely to be played, according to Joseph Cooper, the Crossroads Christian athletics director.

Neither the Crossroads varsity boys or girls will make the 1-A state tourney, but the Colts will host their own postseason boys and girls tournaments next week. Community Christian of Wilson, Trinity Academy of Raleigh and Faith Christian of Rocky Mount are each scheduled to compete in the two-day event, slated for Tuesday and Thursday.