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 http://www.wovv.rocks or wovv.org. Also, the TuneIn App, radio.garden or simply ask Alexa or something similar to play WOVV on Ocracoke.