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Gators claim JV Volleyball crown

The East Columbus JV Volleyball team, with an assist from Whiteville won the TRC JV Volleyball championship Tuesday with a 25-22 and 25-13 win over West Columbus. That victory, coupled with Whiteville’s 25-20 and 25-13 win over South Columbus, clinched the title for the Gators. East completed TRC play with a 17-1 record, followed by South Columbus at 16-2 and Whiteville’s 14-4.

Tuesday, West Columbus finished the season on a high note, defeating playoff bound East Columbus 3-0. The Vikings won by set scores of 25-19, 25-16 and 25-18 to cap off a successful Senior Night.

South Columbus and Whiteville took care of business with straight-set victories Monday to set up the “winner-take-all” match at Whiteville Tuesday. South Columbus celebrated Senior Night with a 3-0 win over West Bladen. Whiteville traveled to St. Pauls and collared the Bulldogs by a 3-0 score.

Monday’s most exciting match took place between West Columbus and visiting Red Springs . The teams split the first four sets, each set won by two points. The Vikings won the deciding set by a 15-9 margin. Fairmont swept visiting East Columbus.

South Columbus, East Columbus, West Columbus and Whiteville’s  junior varsity squads all were victorious on Monday.


Whiteville                               17-1

South Columbus                    16-2

Fairmont                                15-3

East Columbus (1A)             9-9

West Bladen                          8-10

South Robeson (1A)             6-12

Red Springs                           6-12

East Bladen                            5-13

West Columbus (1A)              5-13

St. Pauls                                  3-15

October 16

South Robeson 1 at East Bladen 3

East Columbus 0 at Fairmont 3

Whiteville 3 at St. Pauls 0

West Bladen 0 at South Columbus 3

Red Springs 2 at West Columbus 3

October 17

South Columbus 1 at Whiteville 3

East Columbus 0 at West Columbus 3

West Bladen 3 at East Bladen 1

Fairmont 3 at South Robeson 1

St. Pauls 3 at Red Springs 2

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