F.W. Manning II
The Union Pines softball team lost 7-0 Tuesday to the Eastern Alamance Eagles in the second round of the state 3-A playoffs at Lady Viking Field in Cameron.
New Bern defeated the Pinecrest Patriots 1-0 Wednesday in the third round of the state 4-A soccer playoffs at Woodrow Wilhoit Stadium in Cameron.
The Union Pines Vikings boys’ tennis team was eliminated from the dual-team state 3-A playoffs with a 5-1 loss to the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders Monday.
The Union Pines girls’ soccer team lost 2-1 to the Williams Bulldogs in the second round of the state 3-A playoffs Saturday evening at Woodrow Wilhoit Stadium in Cameron.
A walk-off double by Lexie Coxe Friday in the first round of the state 3-A softball playoffs ended a eight-year postseason winless drought for Union Pines as the club defeated Southern Guilford 4-3 at Lady Viking Field in Cameron.
Union Pines golfers Cody Roberts and Ben Chrystler qualified Thursday for the state 3-A golf championship tournament at the Mideast Regional contested at Deep Springs Country Club in Stoneville.
Once again it was easy sailing for Union Pines in round two of the state 3-A dual team tennis playoffs Tuesday in Cameron.
The visiting Ledford Panthers gave the Lady Vikings a good push through the initial 10 minutes of play Wednesday during the opening round of the state playoffs, but eventually Union Pines’ superior depth, organization and skill set shined through.
For the third time in four years the Union Pines boys’ golf team will enter the postseason as the 3-A Cape Fear Valley Conference champions.
Trailing by a 5-0 tally into the third inning, the Vikes fought back to notch a thrilling 7-6 victory over Gray’s Creek to win the tournament title.