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Stanly Volleyball Notebook: Oct. 28

In 1A West Region first-round volleyball playoff matchups, South Stanly hosted Swain County, Gray Stone was at home against Pine Lake Prep and North Stanly traveled to Highlands.

North Stanly 3, Highlands 0

The Comets made the long road trip to the mountains and swept the Highlanders with scores of 25-17, 25-17 and 27-25.

North will again venture westward Tuesday night when the No. 25 ranked Comets take on No. 9 Murphy (23-3) who won via forfeit over Union Academy.

Swain County 3, South Stanly 0

The No. 14 ranked Rebel Bulls’ season ended Saturday with a three-set loss to the Maroon Devils with scores of 25-18, 25-11 and 25-23.

South (12-13) graduates one senior from the team this season, outsider hitter Mattie Hinson.

Pine Lake Prep 3, Gray Stone 0

The Knights’ season ended with a home loss to the Pride in straight sets (25-15, 25-23 and 25-15).

Gray Stone (15-6) graduates one senior from the team this season in Sidney Webster.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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