Hoke County softball continues winning ways

Hoke baseball, shown here working out in the gym during preseason, before the fields were in playing shape, is still hunting its first win on the season. (Photo courtesy Hoke High Baseball social media accounts)

Hoke had a busy week on outdoor athletic fields as spring sports are in full swing for the Bucks. Here’s a look at how some of the Hoke County teams made out.


The girls’ softball team suffered their first loss of the season after two wins to open play. The Bucks fell to Scotland, 16-0. The Fighting Scots held Hoke to just two hits on the day and hit two home runs off of Bucks pitching.

Hoke bounced back three days later with a 6-4 win on the road at Lee County. The Bucks had five hits, six stolen bases—three by junior Alyssa Cascavilla—and struck out six on the mound. Hoke County is now 3-1, 1-1 in the Sandhills Conference.


The Hoke County baseball team dropped both games this week, falling 11-1 to Scotland at home, then traveling to the Fighting Scots to lose 9-3 on the road. For the year, the Bucks are 0-4, 0-2 in conference. They’ll have three chances to break into the win column this week, at home against Jack Britt, followed by a home-and-home series against Lee County.

Girls’ Soccer

The Bucks also struggled on the pitch last week, dropping two of three games to fall to 0-3-2 on the season. Hoke lost 3-0 at Cape Fear, then dropped a 2-0 match at home against Purnell Swett. The Bucks scored their first goal since the opener in a 1-1 tie against Jack Britt. Freshman Evalynn Groemm kicked the ball home for the score.