Nighthawks soar to the Final Four

By on November 10, 2023

Senior Campbell Summerton battles for control in the midfield. (Photos by Anna Rogers/Shorelines Yearbook)
Senior Campbell Summerton battles for control in the midfield. (Photos by Anna Rogers/Shorelines Yearbook)
Junior Seth Albright, senior Kai Reece and junior Nathan Tsonev celebrate a second-half goal that helped the Nighthawks to a 4-1 win over Southern Durham. (Photos by Anna Rogers/Shorelines Yearbook)
Juniors Lukas Cook, Colin Rhodes and Taylor Summerton embrace as the Nighthawks continue their undefeated season. (Photos by Anna Rogers/Shorelines Yearbook)
Sophomore Marvin Hernandez Oliva reacts as the Nighthawks clinch a victory in the fourth round the state playoffs against Southern Durham. (Photos by Anna Rogers/Shorelines Yearbook)
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Senior Campbell Summerton battles for control in the midfield. (Photos by Anna Rogers/Shorelines Yearbook)
Senior Campbell Summerton battles for control in the midfield.  (Photos by Anna Rogers/Shorelines Yearbook)
Junior Seth Albright, senior Kai Reece and junior Nathan Tsonev celebrate a second-half goal that helped the Nighthawks to a 4-1 win over Southern Durham. (Photos by Anna Rogers/Shorelines Yearbook)
Juniors Lukas Cook, Colin Rhodes and Taylor Summerton embrace as the Nighthawks continue their undefeated season. (Photos by Anna Rogers/Shorelines Yearbook)
Sophomore Marvin Hernandez Oliva reacts as the Nighthawks clinch a victory in the fourth round the state playoffs against Southern Durham. (Photos by Anna Rogers/Shorelines Yearbook)
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By Anna Rogers | Shorelines Yearbook
Outer Banks Voice

There was no doubt First Fight was advancing to the regional championship game, but senior Kai Reece wanted to give the Nighthawks a little something extra to celebrate. His goal with just seconds left put an exclamation point on the 4-1 victory over Southern Durham in the fourth-round playoff game on Thursday, Nov. 9.

“Shooting the last shot with a second on the board was truly amazing. I lined it up, smashed it and then celebrated,” said Reece, whose goal came off a pass from senior Luis Monica Sanchez. “Coming into this game, I was very confident. I thought we could handle this team. During the game, I thought they proved to be a lot better than they were on film.”

Reece helped the Nighthawks get on the scoreboard first, assisting junior Nathan Tsonev on an early goal for a 1-0 lead. Southern came right back and tied it before a foul on Cam Summerton in the box gave FFHS a penalty kick. Reece converted for a 2-1 halftime lead.

“At halftime we all felt good, but it was only 2-1, so everyone felt a little iffy,” senior Burke Powers said. “2-1 isn’t much of a big margin – it’s a scary score for soccer. We have been playing so well I had no doubt we were going to come away with a win.”

Senior Curren Breiholz scored an insurance goal off a feed from Tsonev to ease the pressure a bit before Reece’s final shot set off the celebration.

“Having a win in the fourth round is absolutely amazing,” Powers said. “You got all of your fans here and it’s amazing to celebrate with them.”

Now, the Nighthawks and their fans hope for two more celebrations. The East Region championship game will take place Tuesday at 6 at FFHS and feature the top-seeded Nighthawks against No. 2 JH Rose of Greenville. Tickets will be $8.

Rose beat No. 11 Jacksonville 5-0 last night after surviving its first three playoff games by the score of 2-1. FFHS comes in with a record of 20-0-1, while Rose is 22-2-1. The West Region Championship game pits No. 1 Hickory vs. No. 11 Enka. The NCHSAA will announce times and dates for the four championship games Nov. 17-18 after each matchup is set.

“These kids have worked really hard over the summer, so it’s great,” coach Juan Ramirez said. “My favorite thing about tonight is how we played as a team. Yeah, the buzzer-beater was an amazing shot, but playing like a family is even better. All in all, I think the boys played a phenomenal game. We as coaches are so proud of them.”

 


BIDDER PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUEST:

Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


 


Sussex Development is soliciting bids to turnkey supply and install FF&E for the new Tulls Creek Elementary School, 125 Campus Drive, Moyock, NC27929. This project is a new ground-up 2-story, Pre-K thru 5th grade school, approximately 118,000 square feet. Bid documents may be obtained through Christopher West Interiors LLC. Request bid documents via email to interiors@cwiusa.com. Pre-Bid RFIs will be accepted via email until Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 5:00PM EST. Pricing proposals are due Wednesday, August 14, 2024 by 5:00PM EST. All bids and inquires to be sent to interiors@cwiusa.com. Certified NC Hub, MBE, WBE, DBE, SBE are highly encouraged to participate. Sussex Development is an EOE and maintains a drug-free workplace.


 



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