Frank looks back at October-December 2017
Revised on: 01.24.2018 at 09:55 a.m.
Posted on: 01.12.2018 at 11:40 a.m.
- West Columbus Boys Soccer defeats East Columbus 3-2 for its first conference win since 2014.
- Jason Nance picks all 18 games correctly in the Angela Slagle Allstate Agency-Pigskin Picks contest.
- Freshman Cirilo Gonzalez scores the lone goal in Whiteville Boys Soccer 1-0 win over West Columbus.
- Whiteville Girls Tennis upsets previously undefeated West Bladen 5-4.
- East Columbus JV volleyball ends South Columbus’ 27-match conference winning streak with a 25-22, 25-23 win.
- Central Middle Girls soccer completes another undefeated season. Hallsboro finishes second with a 7-1 record.
- Walt Greer obtains Ironman status in the Maryland Triathlon.
- Fairmont volleyball ends South Columbus’ 51-match winning streak.
- West Bladen sweeps three doubles matches to hand South Columbus its first Girls Tennis loss and move into a first-place tie.
- Later that week, South Columbus defeats West Bladen in Girls Tennis 7-2 to earn the outright TRC championship.
- Whiteville Girls Cross Country places five runners in the top 10 to win its 5th consecutive TRC championship.
- Whiteville Volleyball defeats South Columbus 3-1 to earn its first title in 17 years.
- East Columbus forfeits its varsity football game to East Bladen due to a lack of players.
- South Columbus and Whiteville Girls Tennis and East Columbus Volleyball each win in first round playoff action.
- Central Middle School win s the Columbus County Middle School Football title with a 5-0 record.
- East Columbus boys Soccer defeats South Columbus 7-5 to clinch the automatic 1A playoff berth.
- Mary Grayson Koonce of SCHS is named TRC Girls Tennis Player of the year for the second consecutive season.
- Central football wins the “Super Tuesday” championship defeating Acme-Delco 16-6. Tabor City defeats Hallsboro 30-12 and West Columbus tops Williams 20-6.
- Whiteville football dominates South Columbus 47-13 to hand the Stallions its first loss and create a three-way tie for the TRC championship. Later that evening, EB pulls #1, SC #2 and Whiteville # 3 for playoff purposes.
- East Columbus defeats West Columbus 20-14 in a battle between winless football teams.
- Whiteville and South Columbus are each placed in the 2A West bracket.
- Whiteville and East Columbus lose in first round Boys Soccer playoff games.
- Whiteville’s Lilli Inman is named the TRC Volleyball Player of the Year.
- Whiteville’s Kourtney Grainger and Lauren Hilbourn, as well as South Columbus’ Carson Powell, sign to play softball for UNC_Pembroke.
- Whiteville’s Ivy Hayes signs to play softball at Newberry. Santana Best signs to play at Southeastern CC.
- Lilli Inman of Whiteville signs to play volleyball at Sandhills CC.
- Brooks Baldwin of Whiteville signs to play baseball at UNC-Wilmington.
- Rodney Hester is the overall winner of the Angela Slagle Allstate Agency-Pigskin Picks contest.
- South Columbus defeats Green Sea-Floyds 20-6 for the Columbus County Youth Football League 7-8 year old championship.
- Mountain Heritage scores on every possession to down Whiteville 52-44 in 2A West, 2nd round football action.
- South Columbus advances to 2A West 3rd round play with a 47-14 win over Lincolnton.
- Central Middle Volleyball completes an undefeated season by winning the Nakina Middle Invitational.
- The Cardinals defeat the Dolphins 37-20 to win the 9-10 Columbus County Youth Football League championship.
- The Panthers top West Columbus 46-37 to claim the Columbus County Youth Football League 11-12 year old championship.
- The Inaugural Columbus Open Tennis tourney is held with winners, Mens Singles: Barry Bullock. Mens Doubles: Sterling Koonce and Mason Hewett. Womens Doubles: Ellen Steinberg and Valerie Georgevitch . Mixed Doubles: Bailey Barnhill and Bridger Warlick.
- Reidsville eliminates South Columbus in 3rd round 2A West football action 28-0.
- Blake Brookshire and Brian Miller win the 5K Turkey Trot.
- In a season with more twists and turns than a mountain highway, Central Middle Boys Soccer wins the championship. Williams finishes second despite defeating Central.
- Ty Moss is named TRC Offensive Player of the Year.
- West Columbus’ Kaylyn (KK) Horne and Whiteville’s Jennifer Stocks earn NCHSAA Cheerleading scholarships.
- Whiteville Boys Basketball trails 59-50 at East Columbus with less than a minute remaining, but comes back to win 65-62 in regulation.
- T. Edwards’ West Columbus Boys Basketball team gives him his first win over his brother Bryant’s South Columbus squad 61-50.
- Jazmin Faison’s lay up with 9 seconds left gives Whiteville’s girls a 51-49 win at Fairmont.
- The West Columbus at Fairmont Boys Basketball game is stopped with 3:36 left in the second quarter when the scoreboard ceases operation. WC is leading 24-21 at the time and chooses to return at a later date to continue.
- December 18, 13 days after play was suspended, West Columbus defeats Fairmont 84-75 in three overtimes to complete the suspended contest.
- The West Columbus JV basketball tournament is renamed the Hubert McCleney JV Basketball to tournament to recognize Coach McCleney for his contributions.
- The East Columbus JV Girls and West Columbus JV Boys win the JV tournament championships.
- Nathan Edwards is selected to the NCPreps 2A All-State team.