High School Roundup | Wrestlers finish in top five at NCHSAA individual state championship tournament


Northeastern's Raven Atkins (right) finished in third place during the NCHSAA Class 2A 220-pound individual state championship tournament, Saturday.


From staff reports

Sunday, February 17, 2019

GREENSBORO — Two Northeastern High School wrestlers finished in the top five of their respective weight classes at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A Individual State Championship tournament Saturday at Greensboro Coliseum.

Northeastern senior Raven Atkins finished in third place in the 220-pound division, while fellow senior Jonathan Ward took fifth place in the 138-pound division.

Atkins defeated Reidsville’s Jahki Rankin by a 6-3 decision to secure third place.

Atkins advanced to the third-place match by defeating Casey Bolick of Bunker Hill by a 3-1 decision in a consolation semifinal match.

Ward bested Reidsville’s Cody Williams by pin in the fifth-place match.

Ward settled for the fifth-place match after losing to Central Academy’s Jake Dodson in the consolation semifinal by a 5-2 decision.

Currituck’s Samuel Hodge advanced to Saturday’s consolation third round, but lost to Washington’s Brodie Moore by a 3-1 sudden victory.


Camden 84, Gateway Christian 55: The Camden boys’ basketball team concluded its regular season with a victory against Gateway Christian (Va.) Friday night at Camden County High School.

Tim Aydlett paced Camden (11-13) with 20 points, five rebounds, four assists and a block, Reid Robeson posted 15 points, while Bradley Harrell followed with 14 points and three assists.

Camden scored 20 or more points in the second, third and fourth quarters.

Darius Woods led Gateway (18-15) with 22 points, while Isaiah Hanley followed with 20 points.

Up next for Camden is the Albemarle Athletic Conference tournament Tuesday.

First Flight 72, Currituck 27: The Nighthawks (16-8, 8-2 NCC) secured the conference win at home Friday night.

Dylan Blake led First Flight with 18 points, while Reese Jones, a senior, posted 17 points.

Blake, a junior, connected on six shots from behind the 3-point line in the win.

Currituck concludes its regular season with an 8-16 overall record with a 1-9 record in the conference.


First Flight 59, Currituck 54: The Lady Knights (10-12, 4-6 Northeastern Coastal Conference) lost at First Flight Friday night.

Trinity Evans scored 17 points to lead Currituck, while teammates Tyana Peebles followed with 11 points and Marissa Moyle with nine points in the conference matchup.

First Flight (13-4, 7-3 NCC) ends the regular season in third place in the conference.