On a chilly Monday evening, fans braved the cold and lined N.C. Highway 12 throughout
the island to cheer on the Lady Canes as they departed for their Tuesday Regional
Semifinals game against Pamlico County.
Escorted by a Buxton Volunteer Fire Department truck with
lights blazing, the Activity Bus carrying the Canes was greeted with folks
cheering and waving hurricane flags and signs from the Cape Hatteras School to
the Cape Hatteras Motel.
More fans turned out to wave and send their support in the
northern island towns, as the Activity Bus and the Lady Canes cruised off the
“It’s a tradition of sorts – they did this when my daughter
played eight years ago, and [the Lady Canes] made the playoffs,” said one
It was also reported that two spirit buses available for high
school students who want to attend and who are in good academic standing were
also full, or nearly full.
Though there will be cheers of “Go Canes” regardless at
tomorrow’s game – as the Pamlico County team is also called the Hurricanes – a
number of local supporters are carpooling and planning to make the roughly
three-hour ride to Bayboro to cheer on their home team athletes.
The Lady Canes (25-0) will play at the 1A East top-seed
Pamlico County Hurricanes (24-1) on Tuesday at 6 p.m in Bayboro, and are the
only team, (boys or girls) in northeastern North Carolina’s three high school
conferences still playing in the NCHSAA championships.
If they win, they will advance to the Final Four round of
the 2018 NCHSAA 1A Women’s Basketball Championships in Raleigh.
In the meantime, both folks at home and folks who are
bringing the storm inland are sending a gale of good wishes for the undefeated
Lady Canes. Go Canes!
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