It’s a quiet time in sports as the three public high schools transition from fall sports to winter sports. Northern Moore County had a roller coaster of a week. O’Neal has one team 2-0 and one 0-2 to start their basketball season. The Flyers are off to a rocky start in the early part of the season.
North Moore Men’s Soccer:
The Mustangs won on Monday night defeating River Mill 3-0 to advance to the Elite 8.
Thursday night, in the Elite 8 of the State 1A Playoffs, the Mustangs ended their season with a 1-0 loss to Rosewood.
North Moore Football:
Opened Friday night with the Veterans Paratrooper Sky-dive Team delivering the game ball. The Mustangs won at home against Gates County 30-8. They will advance to play Pender County in the third round of the state playoffs at home Friday night.
Skydivers drop in with North Moore Mustangs’ game ball on Friday.
O’Neal Men’s Basketball:
Opened their season last Monday at home with a 51-44 loss to Cary Christian.
Wednesday, they hosted Ravenscroft and took a 61-49 loss.
O’Neal Women’s Basketball:
A different story from the women’s team Monday night. They opened their season with a 72-13 blowout win against Cary Christian.
Wednesday night, they defeated Ravenscroft 45-38 at home to start their season 2-0.
Sandhills Community College Basketball:
The Flyers defeated Hosanna Bible College 99-76 on Monday.
Wednesday, the Flyers defeated Guilford Tech Community College on the road 106-99.
Saturday, they hosted Wake Tech Community College and were defeated 125-106.
This week in sports:
O’Neal Men’s and Women’s basketball will travel to St. David’s. The tip-off is Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, the women will host Rocky Mount Academy at 5:30 p.m.
The men will host Fayetteville Christian Academy at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Tuesday at Methodist University. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
Saturday at Richard Bland College. Tip-off is at 3 p.m.
North Moore Football:
The Mustangs will host Pender County in the third round of the playoffs Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Feature photo: North Moore Mustangs had their game ball delivered by skydivers and went on to defeat Gates County 30-8 Friday night.
~Article, photo, and video by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Curtis Self.