Ocracoke School

Dolphins begin Conference playoffs at home today

Dolpins t-shirt

Fans encourage to show up wearing Dolphin blue

By Peter Vankevich

The Ocracoke Dolphins basketball teams begin their Conference playoff games today at home (Feb. 15).

A grass-roots effort is underway for the Ocracoke fans to come out to support the team and wear Dolphin blue clothing. Wearing apparel including t-shirts, hoodies and  hats,  are sold at the game by the Ocracoke School Athletic Boosters Club. Apparel is also sold this time of the year at the Variety Store.  Proceeds from these sales supports the school’s sports programs.

Left to right Ingrid Contreras, Josie Winstead and Karen Perez. Photo by Melinda Fodrie Sutton

Left to right Ingrid Contreras, Josie Winstead and Karen Perez. Photo by Melinda Fodrie Sutton

The Lady Dolphins (14-9 Conf. 12-6) will play the Cape Hatteras Hurricanes

(11-10 Conf. 10-8) starting at 5 p.m. The teams split their two games, with both teams winning at home.  Coach Adam Burleson said the Lady Dolphins lost to the Hurricanes in the last Battle for Paddle game  between these two rivalry schools so they will be motivated to win this one. “They’ve been practicing well all week,” he added.

Dolphins Dalton Kalna (40) and Evin Caswll (40). Photo by Melinda Fodrie Sutton

Dolphins Dalton Kalna (40) and Evin Caswll (40). Photo by Melinda Fodrie Sutton

The boys team (14-9 Conf.11-7) will take on the Creswell Tiger (6-14 Conf. 6-12) following the first game which will be approximately 6:30 p.m. Again, both teams split the regular season with each winning at home.

WOVV will broadcast the games on 90.1 FM.