Hoke boys golf, track & field compete in state meets

High school sports roundup

Hoke County competed in the NCHSAA 4A State individual championships at Pinehurst No. 9 earlier this week. The Bucks were led by captains senior Robert Reedy and junior Jordan Palmer. ‌ (Jason Jackson of JSK Photography LLC)

Softball and girls’ soccer saw their seasons come to an end, while boys’ golf and track & field have begun competing for state titles.


Hoke County’s softball season came to an end in the first round of the 4A state playoffs. The No. 29 seeded Bucks opened with No. 4 Laney and suffered an 11-0 loss. The Bucks finished the year on a two-game losing streak that brought their record to 11-11. Hoke was held to three hits in the shutout loss—by freshman Niya Jones, junior Bailey Moss and junior Alyssa Cascavilla.

Hoke will part with lone senior Adriana Miller, who led the team in ERA, wins and strikeouts on the mound.

Girls’ Soccer

Hoke girls’ soccer finished the season with a 5-13-3 record, after a 2-0 loss to Pinecrest in the conference tournament. That was not enough to earn the Bucks a bid to the NCHSAA playoffs, and their season came to an end. With that, the high school careers of senior captains Vallerie Nunez, Sachi Mathews, Desi McDonough and Mimi Mathews also came to an end.

Track & Field

Hoke had several athletes compete in the state track & field regionals, with William Leak tying for the top triple jump at 46’4.5”, top long jump at 23’0” and top high jump at 6’4”. Jaydon Smith had a 20’9” and DeQuavious Mosley a 22’2” in the long jump.

Arielle Owens turned in a time of 16.08 in the girls’ 100m hurdles and 50.68 in the girls’ 300 hurdles. . Jaida Hines had 12.50 in the girls’ 100m. Harley Hardin had a 5:47.28 in the girls’ 1600.

Ja’Von Morrisey ran a 15.34 and Nasir Wells a 15.41 in the 110m boy’s hurdles. Wells also turned in a 41.15 in the 300m hurdles. Tyriek Davis had a 10.81 and Orza Salone a 10.91 in the boys’ 100m. Salone also had a 51.13 in the 400. Darrien Frazier had a 50.59 in the boys’ 400. Joey Castaneda threw the shot put 45.7.5”.

Boys’ golf

The golf team headed to Pinehurst earlier this week to compete in the 4A state individual championships. We will have results in next week’s issue.