Big day for Bucks’ soccer

Soccer has 11-goal game as we look at spring sports

Junior Chayna Locklear had a big week, scoring 3 runs, driving in 5 and getting 4 hits, including two doubles and a home run. (Photo courtesy HCHS Bucks Softball social media accounts)

Here’s a look at the week that was in Hoke County sports, including a history-making scoring explosion for girls’ soccer.


The Hoke County girls’ softball team had three close, high scoring games this week and came out on the short end in two of them. To start the week, Hoke fell behind Jack Britt, 4-0 and 8-3, before battling back for a walk-off 10-9 victory.

The Bucks then gave up a 5-1 lead to lose to visiting Richmond, 8-6. Hoke then traveled to Southern Lee and battled back twice, leading after trailing 2-0 and again after falling behind, 9-3. Three Southern Lee runs in the fifth sent the Bucks to a 12-10 defeat, however.

Softball is now 4-3 on the year, 1-3 in the Sandhills Conference.


The Hoke County baseball team is still looking for its first win of the season after losing three this week. The Bucks hosted Jack Britt and fell, 11-5. A home-and-home series with Lee County also didn’t yield better results, with an 11-1 road loss and a 19-6 decision back at home.

Hoke is now 0-7 this season, 0-4 in the Sandhills, with a trip to Red Springs and a home-and-home with Richmond on the schedule for this week.

Girls’ Soccer

The Bucks had an overall successful week in girls’ soccer last week, winning two road games to go 2-1 for the week. Hoke County exploded for an 11-2 win at Scotland. It was the highest scoring output for the Bucks since the 2011 season.

A day later, Hoke traveled to Red Springs and earned a 2-0 shutout win. The week ended with a 4-0 home loss to Lee County. The Bucks are now 2-4-2, 1-1 in the Sandhills.