Football

Warriors cruise to victory

CROWELLS CROSSROADS — North Edgecombe earned its second straight Tar Roanoke 1A triumph on Thursday in 49-12 fashion over Southeast Collegiate Prep Academy.

The Warriors, now 2-5 overall this season and 2-2 in league play, return to the gridiron next week versus Northwest Collegiate, while Southeast (1-6, 1-3 Tar Roanoke) plays host to Weldon.

Volleyball

Pride excels on road trip

WILSON — KIPP Pride worked efficiently on Thursday, turning back Tar Roanoke 1A host Wilson Prep Academy, 3-1.

The royal blues (10-4, 9-4 Tar Roanoke) return to work on Tuesday at Rocky Mount Prep, while WPA (3-8, 0-5 Tar Roanoke) entertains Weldon.

Warriors spurn league foe

CROWELLS CROSSROADS — North Edgecombe continued its stellar 2021 campaign on Thursday, registering a 3-1 triumph over Tar Roanoke 1A neighbor Southeast Collegiate.

The 12-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-17 victory moved the Warriors to 10-4 overall this season, and 10-4 in league play ahead of Tuesday’s clash with Northwest Collegiate.

Southeast (2-7, 2-7 Tar Roanoke) also returns to work on Tuesday as the guest of Northampton County.

JV Football

Eagles collect home triumph

GOLDSBORO — Wayne Christian bettered Northeast Academy on Thursday, 47-6, in a duel of Colonial Carolina Conference installations.

Now 6-1 overall and 3-0 in league play, WC returns to work next week at Halifax Academy.

NEA (1-4, 0-3 CCC) is also back in the office next Thursday as the guest of Pungo Christian Academy.

Wednesday

Soccer

Coleman Neal scored in overtime on Wednesday to lift Roanoke Rapids over Big East 2A/3A visitor Northern Nash, 1-0.

Junior Arafat Qasem assisted on the one-timer.

RRHS (8-4, 5-4 Big East), which returns to work on Monday at Rocky Mount, ended the week by collecting a forfeit win over Louisburg.

Northern Nash (1-10, 1-8 Big East) also returns to the pitch on Monday versus Nash Central.

Women’s Tennis

Rams oust Eagles in league showdown

AHOSKIE — Paced by Belle Turner, Ridgecroft dealt Tar Heel Independent Conference foe Northeast Academy a 7-2 setback on Wednesday.

Individual match results are as follows:

Doubles

1. Belle Turner-Sydney Jones (RC) def. Emalee Jones-Sarah Kate Ricks, 8-5

2. Lizzie Smith-Harley Pierce (NEA) def. Camille Pierce-Elizabeth Brown, 8-6

3. Ridgecroft wins by default

Singles

1. Belle Turner (RC) def. Emalee Jones, 6-1 6-2

2. Lizzie Smith (NEA) def. Camille Pierce, 6-1 6-2

3. Elizabeth Brown (RC) def. Sarah Kate Ricks, 1-6 7-5 (10-5)

4. Sydney Jones (RC) def. Harley Pierce 6-1 6-1

5. Kate Chamblee (RC) def. Madison Dallas, 6-0 6-0

6. Ridgecroft wins by default

Both teams return to the court on Tuesday, when the TIC Tournament is held at Chowan University.

Tuesday

Women’s Tennis

RRHS claims rivalry victory

BUNN — Meghan Beam enjoyed an unblemished afternoon on Tuesday as Roanoke Rapids defeated Big East 2A/3A rival Bunn in 7-2 fashion.

Individual match results are as follows:

Doubles

1. Abigail Clifton-Carlee Tart (Bunn) def. Gabby Long-Alana Mitchell, 8-8 (12-10)

2. Logan Storey-Meghan Beam (RRHS) def. Jasmine Jeronimo-Haley Williams, 8-1

3. Emma Snead-Natalie Baker (RRHS) def. Sarai Hernandez-Sasha Wilson, 8-2

Singles

1. Gabby Long (RRHS) def. Abigail Clifton, 6-1 6-0

2. Carlee Tart (Bunn) def. Logan Storey, 6-3 6-1

3. Meghan Beam (RRHS) def. Jasmine Jeronimo, 6-0 6-0

4. Alana Mitchell (RRHS) def. Haley Williams, 6-1 6-1

5. Reagan Mitchell (RRHS) def. Rachel Baker, 6-0 6-3

6. Kara Baird (RRHS) def. Sarai Hernandez, 6-0 6-0

RRHS (5-6, 5-6 Big East) wrapped the regular season on Thursday versus Nash Central, while Bunn finished the fall with just one victory.