Photo by P. Vankevich

By Peter Vankevich

Last night, in an away game, the Ocracoke School boys varsity Dolphins beat Bear Grass Charter Bears, 44-33, to secure first place (6-1) in Region 1 Conference 1-A.

The team will host the first round of the conference tournament at home Tuesday, Feb. 14, against the Hatteras Hurricanes, who last night defeated the Mattamuskeet Lakers 42-37 to secure fourth seed.

If the Dolphins beat Hatteras, they will play in the championship game on Thursday at the First Flight High School gym in Kill Devil Hills. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

The first-place finish secures a home first round state playoff game on Feb. 21. Opponent to be determined.

The Lady Dolphins ended their season with a loss to Bear Grass, 53-19, and did not make the conference tournament when they lost the coin flip for fourth place this morning.

Tonight (Feb. 10), the varsity teams complete the regular season with a nonconference games against the Hobgood Charter Raiders and will be the last chance to see the Lady Dolphins play.

After the games, the school will honor the senior players: Dirk Ely, Davis Grant, Max Elicker, Lilian Perez, Maggie Evans, Gisselle Perez and Marlene Perez Tellez.

Lady Dolphins tip-off at 4 pm, followed by the boys.

WOVV will broadcast the games.

Here’s how to listen: Locally on the dial at 90.1fm, and online at or Also, the TuneIn App, or simply ask Alexa or something similar to play WOVV on Ocracoke.

Photo: P. Vankevich

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