Postseason Action on Tap This Week
The fall high school sports season is winding down, while the winter season is getting ready to take off.
Although the winter sports teams at the local high schools begin practice on Wednesday, there are still several local fall teams in postseason action.
First up on the list of postseason action is girls’ golf. Moore County will be a hotbed of quality golf starting Monday as all three North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championships are being contested on local courses.
The two-day championships include the 1-A/2-A competition at Foxfire Resort and Golf Club. The 3-A competitors will tackle Longleaf Golf and Country Club, while the 4-A golfers will take on Pinehurst No. 6.
Pinecrest, fresh off a regional win on Pinehurst No. 6, returns to the same course for the state 4-A championship. Union Pines, which finished second in its regional, will be at Longleaf to compete in the 3-A championship.
Union Pines’ Abby Parsons tees off at 9:20 a.m., while teammates Lindsay Dakins and Kayla Jackson tee off at 9:30 a.m. and 9:40 a.m., respectively. All three will start on the 10th hole.
For Pinecrest, Gabby Weiss (9:30 a.m. tee time), Savannah Thompson (9:40 a.m.), Catherine Cirigliano (9:50 a.m.) and Haley Robinson (10 a.m.) will all start on the first hole at Pinehurst No. 6.
Both tournaments end Tuesday with the crowning of team and individual champions.
Also on Monday, the Union Pines girls’ tennis team, riding a perfect 17-0 record, continues its journey through the 3-A dual team state tournament. The Vikings, winners over McMichael and Eastern Wayne high schools so far in the playoffs, entertain Cardinal Gibbons in a quarterfinal matchup that begins at 4 p.m.
The Pinecrest boys’ soccer team, fresh off a Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament championships, are set to begin a run in the state 4-A tournament with a home first-round game later this week. The date, time and opponent has yet to be announced.
The Patriots finished the season with a 14-2-2 overall mark, while going 12-0-0 in conference action.
Pinecrest defeated Richmond Senior 7-0 last Tuesday and Hoke County 2-0 in Laurinburg last week to claim the conference tournament championship.
The North Moore boys’ soccer team is also heading into the state playoffs. The 1-A Mustangs enter the postseason as the second seed out of the Yadkin Valley Conference.
North Moore, which finished 10-4-1 overall and 8-1-1 in league action, will have a home first-round match on Wednesday against an opponent yet to be named.
Pinecrest is the only local team to make the state football playoffs. The Patriots, 5-6 overall and 2-3 in the Southeastern Conference, will take to the road for a first-round 4-AA playoff game next Friday. The NCHSAA was set to announce the playoff schedule late Saturday.
The information on soccer and football playoff games was not available by press time.
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