Winter Sports, The Daily Dispatch, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010
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CMYK >>Winter Sports 10-11 >> INSIDE — Team previews, photos, schedules Defending the title Chris Frampton: Kerr-Vance’s first wrestling champ returns for another year and is working towards a repeat. The Daily Dispatch Sunday, November 21, 2010 Photo Illustration by ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE 2 Winter Sports The Daily Dispatch Sunday, November 21, 2010 Northern features size, 7 returners from playoff squad By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor This season’s edition of Northern Vance boys’ basketball has some big things in its favor — literally. In addition to returning several from last year’s playoff squad, the Vikings feature six players on the roster at 6-foot4 or above. “We have a lot of potential with this team,” said coach Wilton Baskett. “We’ve got a little size, sixfours and six-fives, so we’ve got a little size and we do have seven returning varsity players from last year, which is a norm for us.” In the early stages of the preseason, Baskett is optimistic, but admits the team is still trying to find its way. “I’m really excited about what we’ve got going on here. Exactly what kind of team we’re going to have I don’t know yet,” he said. “I know what the potential is.” Baskett thinks his team might be among the tallest in the conference, with 6-foot John Nelson at guard, 6-foot4 Quentin Rice at the 1- or 2-spot, 6-foot-6 Koffi Sneed Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Above Northern Vance’s Phillip Martin shoots a jumper from the corner against Franklinton in this November 2009 file photo. Right: Northern Vance’s Quentin Rice prepares to lay the ball in as he skies to the bucket in this January file photo. and 6-foot-5 Phillip Martin at the forward positions, and 6-foot-7 Armani Williams at center. “We’re pretty big. I’m happy about that because it does take a little size,” said Baskett. Senior Rice is expected to shoulder some big responsibil- ity on both sides of the ball this season. “I’ve used Quentin a little bit in practice as a 1 and as a 2, and he’s looking really good doing that,” said Baskett. “He looks good no matter where I put him because he’s a heck of an athlete. Plays hard, and I’m sure we’re going to get big things about him. We’re probably going to be able to change our defense a little bit because he is going to be a little bit imposing to the guards, and that’s what we plan on using him at.” Williams and D.J. Alston, Baskett said, have been “all over the rim so far.” “We’re expecting big things. We should be good.” Baskett said his health was an issue last season. The coach had less time early in the year to work with the team than he’s used to. “This year, I feel pretty good. I think if that be the case, if I have a chance to work with them and get them to where they need to be, I think we’re going to have a real good team.” The Vikings were co-champions of the Carolina 3A Conference last season, but received the No. 2 seed after losing a tiebreaker game to Cardinal Gibbons. The conference ended up in a logjam in the end, with three teams under Northern and Gibbons with identical 5-5 records. But Baskett isn’t too concerned with the other teams in the conference right now. “Don’t spend too much time with them, being honest. My concern is (my team). As long as I get them guys right, we’ll take care of them, no matter what they’ve got.” Contact the writer at erobinson@ hendersondispatch.com. Goodson at the helm for Lady Vikes By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Northern Vance’s Lee Root swims the breaststroke in this January file photo. Viking swimmers strong so far By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor After sending nine swimmers to regionals last year, Northern Vance coach Natasha Rubin has lofty goals for this year’s swim team. “All around they look strong. They’ve been very unified, very motivated in practice,” she said. “They’ve been very focused. I’m very excited about our season.” Returners David Porter and Lee Root are the senior captains for the guys’ team, and Andy Tillotson and Josh McLawhorn are the junior captains. Katie Childers and Kendall Brinker are senior captains for the girls, and Abby Ellington is a junior captain. There are few new faces on the boys’ team, but less on the girls’. “Lots of returning swimmers,” said Rubin. “We look very strong right now — stronger than we were last year.” McLawhorn, Rubin said, has been training year-round. “He looks stronger than he’s ever been. Lee Root looks pretty strong on the guys’ side, so does David Porter,” she said. “The guys’ team is bigger than it’s ever been. I’m hoping to see real good EAT IN OR TAKE OUT things from the guys’ team. Girls’ team, I’m hoping to make finals or regionals at the least, if not get us even going to states hopefully this year for both teams.” Last year, McLawhorn swam the 200 and 400 free relays, and the 50 free at regionals. Porter, Aaron Daeke and Adam Daeke swam the 200 relay, while the Daekes and Root joined McLawhorn for the 400. Abby Ellington, Alexandra Hughes, Annie Twisdale and Laura Copley swam the 400 free relay for the girls’ team at regionals. While the team has been successful in relay events, Rubin said she’d like to see swimmers make more individual cuts. “We’ve had a harder time making it to regionals in individual events in the past. We’ve been pretty strong in our relays,” she said. “So I guess (a goal would be) moving towards maybe getting some more individual cuts for regionals, and... hopefully trying to qualify for state would be an ultimate goal.” Northern’s first meet will be Nov. 29 against Southern Vance and Bunn at the Aycock Center. Contact the writer at email@example.com. PORK BAR-B-Q BRUNSWICK STEW SEAFOOD BAR-B-Q & FRIED CHICKEN DAILY SPECIALS CATERING SERVICES OPEN MON. - SAT. 10AM - 9PM Voted Best BBQ Hushpuppies & Stew 2362 N. Garnett St. Henderson 438-5228 Melinda Goodson coached basketball in Roxboro for five years. This year, she’ll hop a couple of counties over and take over the helm of Northern Vance’s girls’ basketball program. Goodson coached at Person High School before spending last year in Winston-Salem. She takes over the helm of the Lady Viking ship from Vangie Mitchell. “I’ve enjoyed it immensely,” Goodson said of her time at Northern. “I love coaching the game. I love working with young ladies and trying to mold them into women.” “This is my passion, it’s important to me.” Northern’s recent teams haven’t made a big mark in the win column. The Vikings saved their best for last in February, winning their lone conference matchup in the final game of the season. Kendall Wilson drained a game-winner in the final seconds to beat Chapel Hill. For Goodson, it’s about changing the culture. “I think we can be a winning team, I just have to... reprogram the girls and try to build a different culture about women’s basketball,” she said. “We could be successful, we just have to put things into place — and repetition and repetition.” Goodson brings a defensive mindset. “Defense is held to the utmost, and practices — I value my practices.” The Vikings field quite a few upperclassmen and returners. Out of 15 players, Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Northern Vance’s Jasmine Evans shoots in this December 2009 file photo. four are new to the program. “We’re pretty old in terms of numbers,” said Goodson. “It doesn’t really matter to me. 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With so many multisport athletes competing in the football state playoffs, the basketball team has to bide its time before it can practice at full strength. “Obviously it’s something that we’ve sort of gotten used to — to the football team’s and (coach Mark Perry’s) credit,” said Raider basketball coach Mike Rotolo. Though his team may be at least two weeks behind schedule compared to other squads, Rotolo said it’s a “form of flattery” for so many athletes to still be playing football, and knows his team isn’t the only one having to wait. For now, Rotolo is practicing every day with the players he has. So far, the team has had a scrimmage with Granville Central, and is working on fundamentals and conditioning. “We haven’t spent a whole lot of time right now on system,” said Rotolo. “The work rate has been outstanding. The enthusiasm has been good.” “We’re going to be in a catchup mode — but we feel like we can catch up. We’re really excited about this team.” The key, Rotolo feels, is how quickly his guys can gel as a team. “The chemistry thing has got to get going.” Senior Hakim Jones is a returner expected to make a big impact for the Raiders. Last year, Jones was an All-Conference selection. “Hakim’s growth has been tremendous. It’s been a pleasure for me to be around him,” said Rotolo. “I know he’s excited about getting in the gym.” Rotolo said Jones, a standout on both sides of the football, was unsure of his basketball game early in his high school career. “He proved last year he can play,” said Rotolo. “He’s growing up as a person and an athlete.” Eric Hargrove is another returning Raider expected to contribute. The senior was an All-Conference honorable mention last year. “Eric’s just going to be a real versatile guy for us,” said Rotolo. The coach said Hargrove, who can work inside or outside, has worked hard in the offseason. Josh Young is expected to form a tandem in the post with Jones. “They were a force inside for us (last year),” said Rotolo. He called Young an “oldschool rebounder” and referred to his work rate by calling him “one of those hard hat, lunch pail-kind of guys.” B.J. Reavis was the team’s sixth starter last year. The four-year player ran track to get faster and stronger for basketball, Rotolo said. “B.J. had moments last year of absolute brilliance.” Still in the preseason, Rotolo isn’t sure about what to expect from other Carolina 3A Conference teams. “Right now, my focus is on trying to pick this group, trying to come up with some roles,” he said. “I’m really not worried about everybody else.” The conclusion of last season hasn’t sat well for Rotolo and the Raiders. Southern had a six-point lead in the final two minutes against Cardinal Gibbons. A win would have given the Raiders a co-championship with Northern Vance in the conference. The Crusaders had other ideas. Gibbons stormed back and won the game by one point. Southern was left with an identical record to Orange and Chapel Hill, and because of tiebreaker rules, was left out of the state tournament. “It was a shock,” said Rotolo. “It certainly has left a bitter taste.” It may not be the only motivating factor, Rotolo said, but the team hasn’t forgotten. Contact the writer at erobinson@ hendersondispatch.com. Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Southern Vance's Hakim Jones shoots a jumper against J.F. Webb in this February file photo. Simpson steps up as head coach for Lady Raiders By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor After three years as an assistant coach at Southern Vance, Amy Simpson is stepping up. Simpson will be the head coach of the Lady Raiders this season, replacing Tracey Turner in the role. The former N.C. State player (1999-2003) feels that seeing the game from the assistant coach’s point of view for a few years will help her transition to the head coaching spot. “I think that not rushing into it once I became a teacher over here at Southern Vance, I’m able to mature as a young coach and be able to teach these young girls a lot of the stuff that I learned when I was in college,” she said. Simpson inherits a Southern Vance team that represented the Carolina 3A Conference as a No. 3 seed in the state tournament last season. But this year’s team looks a lot different with two major contributors missing. Standout Shauna Terry just started her freshman season at Western Carolina, and Tremanisha Taylor will suit up for track and field Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Above: Amy Simpson, right, takes over for Tracey Turner this season as head coach at Southern Vance. Simpson, a former player at North Carolina State University under Kay Yow, was previously an assistant coach for the varsity. Right: Southern’s Shakiyla Hicks drives to the basket against Greensboro Smith in this December 2009 file photo. at N.C. State. The duo provided the bulk of the Lady Raiders scoring and rebounding. Simpson knows it will take teamwork to fill the void left with their departure. “You replace them by getting other people involved, meaning you spread the talent out and spread the points out with everybody. Make everybody else feel like they can accept their role,” she said. “...You can never really replace (Terry and Taylor), but I think that’s how you can work towards making everything even out.” The three captains for this year’s team are: center Cierra Ellis, point guard/shooting guard Kadedra Hayes and point guard Breona Jones. Jones is a freshman that played at EatonJohnson last season. “I’m putting a whole lot of emphasis on them helping to get the team moving in the right direction,” said Simpson. Simpson said the team is small this year — with the exception of 6-foot- We’re ALL Winners C&P BODY SHOP, INC. J.E. Kenney, MD S.E. Reed, PA-C F.C. Aniekwensi, NC W.M. 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She’s trying to piece everything together and I see her presence of being a big center that’s going to help us out a lot.” Ellis, Tamara Ayscue, Wayneisha Hargrove, Jamila Mann and Shakiyla Hicks are the seniors on this year’s squad. Regarding the conference outlook, the Raiders have seen Chapel Hill in scrimmage play, but Simpson thinks it’s too early to tell how it’s going to pan out. “I think everybody’s going to be gunning for everybody,” she said. “I think it’s going to be pretty wide open until we go through with the first round and see what everybody has to offer.” Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor Some new swimmers will jump in the pool this year for Southern Vance. “We have a very new group of swimmers,” said Wendi Leas, who cocoaches the Raiders with her husband, Chris. “We have more new people that we do returning, which is good, but we’re lacking in experience, so they’re going to need some time to catch up.” The Raiders have been practicing since Nov. 1, with the first meet scheduled for Nov. 29. “They are a very hardworking (group). They’re very determined,” said Leas. “Everything that we’ve shot at them so far, they’ve stepped up and really tried their best to do what we’re asking them to do.” Last year, Tony Tart, Danny Ayscue, Caleb Garrett and Cameron Driver competed in the 400 free relay for Southern at regionals. Tart also swam in the 50 and 100 freestyle, while Driver competed in the 200 free and 100 butterfly. For the girls, Bethanie Mahl, Candice Pegram, Julia Sumner and Brandi Ayscue made up the 400 free relay team. Mahl also swam in the 50 and 100 free. This year, Leas has high hopes for senior Pegram on the girls’ team. “She’ll pick up a lot of slack with a lot of the strokes,” said Leas. Taylor Stanton, Jordan Garrett and Jessica Fairley are also poised to contribute for the Raiders. “They’re ones that know all the strokes and will be able to kind of pull everybody along with them,” said Leas. “On the girls’ side, the new swimmers are all about the same level right now, but I think they’re going to surprise us.” Danny Ayscue and Justin Furlow are expected to lead the boys’ side. “We’re just looking for the rest of the boys to fill in and see what they can do.” Leas said this year’s boys’ team is the biggest she’s had, with nine on the roster. Competing in the Carolina 3A Conference — against Triangle schools Chapel Hill, Cardinal Gibbons and Orange — isn’t easy. “All of the kids in Raleigh and Chapel Hill swim year-round, and we don’t really have that opportunity up here,” said Leas. “It’s a challenge, but we hold our own.” The coach’s goal for her swimmers is just to improve their personal best times. “We just want to see improvement from every swimmer. We want personal times to come down,” said Leas. “If that takes us to regionals, then it does. But we just want to see achievement from each individual person.” Contact the writer at email@example.com. Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Southern Vance's Jordan Garrett swims the butterfly during a meet in this January file photo. 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Capell was First Team All-Conference, and Bolton was an honorable mention. Davis provides a solid presence at the post. Carrier is optimistic about Smith coming into the season and feels he will be a big part of the Spartans’ success. “(He’s) one of the most improved players I’ve ever coached from when he first started till now,” said Carrier. “He’s really evolved into a big leader for us. The kid’s gotten himself into just phenomenal shape. He’s improved every facet of his game. I think he’s going to be a leader for us and he’s going to be one of our best players.” Last year, KVA advanced to the Eastern Plains Independent Conference semifinals, where they were defeated by St. David’s. “It’s a real competitive conference. Anybody in that conference, except maybe one or two teams, has a legitimate chance to win it,” said Carrier. Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Above: Kerr-Vance’s Devonne Smith drives the lane against a Lighthouse defender in this January file photo. Below: Kerr-Vance head coach David Carrier shouts out instructions to his team in this February file photo. “It’s a lot of fun though, knowing every game if you don’t play at your best, you’re going to go home with a loss. If you do play at your best, it’s going to be a good game, and the little things will win or lose you a game.” With so many seniors, Carrier feels he has a team that can win the competitive contests. “I really believe this year the ‘little things’ are going to be one of our specialties. We’ll know how to handle those situations.” “They’ve been with me for a long time. Practice is fun. They’re so competitive at practice that I know it’s going to pay off.” Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lady Spartans need to replace starters By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor Dave Carrier has coached basketball for 20 years. But last year, he was handed a new challenge: taking over the helm of a girls’ team. Carrier, the coach of the boys’ squad at Kerr-Vance, took over the girls’ program about midway through the season, and returns to pull double-duty this year. It’s a challenge Carrier welcomes. “You know, I really like it. I really Adkins enjoy it,” he said. “It’s a total different kind of coaching in that what works to motivate the boys may not work to motivate the girls. I’m kind of a work in progress there.” “The girls have done a great job accepting me, making me feel like a part of their team, and I love it. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” Practicing with two teams presents another challenge. The teams are often in the gym at work until 9 p.m. “Our kids — it’s not as hard for me as it is for them. They’re so dedicated. We’re here very late practicing, and I never hear a word about it. They never complain about it.” This year’s Spartans team will look to returning All-Conference honorable mention Emily Adkins to carry the bulk of the load. “Emily — she’ll lead us probably Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Kerr-Vance's Laurin Rainey picks up her dribble as she is guarded by a Lighthouse defender in this January file photo. in most every area that we could be led. She’s a very hard worker,” said Carrier. “One thing I really like about Emily is it’s really good when your best player is your hardest worker and also very coachable.” Carrier said the senior provides a good example for her teammates. “She’s a great teammate. She listens to coaching, and then the rest of them kind of fall in line.” Seniors Laurin Rainey and Alex Hardesty showed improvement over last season, Carrier said, and are expected to contribute. The Eastern Plains Independent Conference may provide tough competition this season, but Carrier’s not focusing wholly on the opposi- tion. “Right now, we’re just kind of thinking about ourselves. Our goal is to get a little better every day, to improve every game,” said Carrier. “And our biggest goal is... we really talk a lot about playing harder than our opponent and never giving up.” “We do have a very young team, but I think we have a lot of potential. I think this year is going to be a year where we play some outstanding teams, and there’s be some tough games ahead. But I think those games will prepare us to be playing our best by the end of the year.” Contact the writer at email@example.com. Winter Sports The Daily Dispatch Sunday, November 21, 2010 5 High hopes for Spartan grapplers in Year 4 Senior Frampton defends state title By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor Just three years from its inception, Kerr-Vance crowned its first state wrestling champion. Coming into Year 4, coach Rick Frampton would love to have another champ. This year’s Spartan wrestling team features five seniors that have been with the program at least two years. The captains of the squad will be defending champ Chris Frampton, Josh Smith and Connor Wade. “I have more experienced than non-experienced, and I have a couple of new kids that are really coming on strong,” said Rick Frampton. Athletic Wyatt Evans is one newcomer Frampton said has been performing well. Returner Parkins Davis has competed in offseason tournaments to improve. Jake Dorrance, Alex Wagener Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Kerr-Vance's Josh Smith controls his opponent in this January file photo. and Justin Commee round out the senior class, along with Frampton and Smith. Coach Frampton has been pleased with the effort in prac- Three returners anchor Webb Goal: Send individuals to state By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor As usual with area public school teams in recent years, numbers may be an issue for J.F. Webb wrestling. Mike Toanone’s Warriors return just three that have wrestled more than two years. Webb started with 15 at the first practices, but five have quit since then. “They come out and it’s not the TV sort of thing,” said Toanone. Two four-year wrestlers have braved the grueling practices and training and will anchor the Warriors this season — seniors Will Huffaker and Trey Wade. Wade wrestles at 125 lbs. Huffaker was at 135 last year, but may be moved up to 145. “My seniors, four-year seniors, can compete with anybody. But I only have one or two,” said Toanone. Tyquan Smith and Cheek are returners expected to make an impact for Webb. Before the season starts, Toanone and his team will have to focus on the fundamentals. “I need to teach half of these kids how to wrestle... and the ones that have wrestled for me before, they haven’t wrestled in a year, so I need to refresh them,” he said. “Basically, I have to reteach everything, getting back to basics.” In the Carolina 3A Conference, Orange is again expected to be strong. The Panthers are three-time state champions. Toanone is unsure about Cardinal Gibbons, but feels that his team will be competitive with Northern Vance, Southern Vance and Chapel Hill. Last year, Brent Adcock and Toby Bellissimo represented Webb at the state level. Toanone’s goal is to have representation at states. “Every year, I have two or three guys go to states, which is really good,” he said. “It’s hard to keep people on the team. My goal each year is, not as a team because I can’t really put a team together, but I can put individuals at the state level.” Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org. tice. “The work rate is definitely there. I’ve got some new guys that shock me with the fact that they don’t ever give up.” The Spartans should eventually cover every weight class but two, Frampton said, when everybody makes weight. “I’m really optimistic about what we can do with the leadership we have,” said Frampton. The leader of the bunch is undoubtedly Chris Frampton — Rick’s nephew and KVA’s first-ever champ. Now in his senior season, Chris is focusing on a repeat. “All I want to do is win more than one so I’m not just a onetime (champ), so it wasn’t like it was a fluke. I want to do it again and maybe go on to more.” Chris said he’s been drilling since August, and playing soccer in the fall has gotten him into shape for wrestling. Overall, the champ said he feels good. “I feel like I can repeat, if not go undefeated.” Rick is hoping that Chris’ work effort and energy will rub off on the younger wrestlers. “It’s Chris’ love. That’s why he’s as good as he is,” said Rick. “I just think the leadership and the example he sets by going out every day... it’s contagious to the other guys on the team.” “Chris is ready and the other guys are feeding off of that.” Rick knows that Chris winning a title was big for the program — but a second title would be even bigger. “I think that would not only be great for the school, it would be great for the guys underneath him to say, ‘we were with Chris. He did it, it means I can do it too.’” Rick feels the squad will have a good chance competing in the NCISAA. Charlotte Latin, he said, may be the class competition this season. “Were just going to have to go see what we can do. I know we’ll be competitive against a lot of the private schools. We’re entering some big public school tournaments, but that’s to challenge the guys I do have that have the experience and baptize the other ones by fire.” “I think we’re going to be in the mix if the young guys step up early.” Contact the writer at email@example.com. McCarthy takes over Northern wrestling By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor The new season brings a new coach for Northern Vance wrestling. Robert McCarthy is one of several new coaches at the school. He steps in to replace Thomas Durham. After attending high school in Michigan, McCarthy competed on the mat in Chapel Hill for the University of North Carolina. McCarthy is hoping to use that experience in the transition from college wrestler to high school coach. “I think I’m still hungry. What I mean by that is, I wasn’t as successful as I wanted to be in college as far as wrestling,” he said. “So I guess that hunger and that drive to still want to compete and still have something to give and have something to still prove — I want to take it into my coaching career.” Numbers have been down at Northern so far, but McCarthy had the most wrestlers show up on Monday that he’s had since the beginning. “It’s been hard because a lot of these guys are football players. (Monday was) their first day of practice because they ran over a week long. I gave them four days off to recover.” McCarthy is expecting big things out of returning wrestler Jameel Lyles. “He’s just done everything I’ve asked. He’s given me 100 percent.” Josh Pendergrass, who advanced to states last season, is also poised to Brewer Cycles Christmas Sale! Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Above: Northern Vance’s Tray Elam prepares to shoot on his opponent in this January file photo. Right: Northern Vance's Geno Bullock looks to turn his opponent on his back in this January file photo. have a big year. Returner Geno Bullock, at 215 lbs., was one match away from a state bid last year. McCarthy isn’t certain about the rest of the squad, but feels he’ll have a better idea in about a month. He said that he hopes to eventually fill the weight classes, but may not have them all filled in the first couple of meets until all the weights are adjusted. McCarthy is aware that the Carolina 3A Conference — which includes powerhouse Orange — is no cakewalk, but he isn’t sure yet what the conference will bring this year. “I honestly have no idea. 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ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor With a combination of returning players and new faces, this year’s J.F. Webb boys’ hoops team may be looking to some youngsters. “This is probably one of our better freshman classes that I’ve had since I’ve been here in five years,” said Warriors coach Leo Brunelli. “I’m real excited.” Last year, Webb finished last in the Carolina 3A Conference. Brunelli noted that the Warriors were the only team that didn’t hold at least a share of the conference lead at some point during the 2009-10 season. One major factor in how they finished, Brunelli feels, was strength and conditioning. “We’ve put a lot emphasis into the preseason. We lifted two days a week and conditioned three days a week,” he said. “We just weren’t physically there, strong enough (last year).” “We put a big emphasis in it and hopefully we’re going to see some results once the season starts.” Football’s success put the basketball team a week behind schedule. The Warrior football team advanced one round into the playoffs. “We kind of had a staggered start. We had a couple in cross country, we had soccer go to the playoffs, so it’s been almost a Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE J.F. Webb head coach Leo Brunelli reacts to a call in this February file photo. typical Webb basketball preseason,” said Brunelli. Between now and the season’s start, the team’s focus is just to improve. “The big thing right now is we’ve got to get better each day at practice. That’s been our goal. Let’s get just a little better, bring that intensity up just a little bit.” “We want efficient work and we’re working hard. I’m real proud of the guys.” The Warriors will likely look to returning All-Conference player Darquis Thomas for leadership, but Brunelli said the production may be “by committee.” “I think we can be a little bit deeper this year than in the past, and that’s something that will help especially pick up the tempo and play a little bit more the type of style defensively that I like to play.” Regarding his team’s place in the competitive conference, Brunelli feels his team may have what it takes to fight its way near the top, but has a lot of work to do. “I think all the teams had a pretty good senior class, so it makes it interesting. I think definitely we’re at the bottom looking up. Our conference is very talented, but with that being said, I think we can work our way somewhere up near the top. No question.” “I’m excited. I think if they continue to work, we’ll be set to go.” Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Contact the writer at erobinson@ hendersondispatch.com. J.F. Webb's Darquis Thomas is fouled while shooting a jumper against Northern Vance in this February file photo. Young Lady Warriors will look to senior Hobgood By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor J.F. Webb’s girls’ hoops team will face an early challenge this year. The Warriors have just one returning starter to open the season. Standout senior Tyler Hobgood will look to carry a lot of the load with young and inexperienced players around her. Overall, six Lady Warriors were lost to graduation, and coach Kenneth Rogers needs his team to learn quickly. “It’s going to be a very young team and an inexperienced team, but I’m hoping with the commitment over the summer that we’ll continue to get old quick,” said Rogers. “We don’t have time to waste right now. We’ve just got to practice a lot and try to get smarter as the year goes on.” Webb didn’t have a junior varsity team last year, but will this season. Rogers hopes that will help build the program for the future, but for now, he’s just trying to get the right combination on the floor. “We’re still trying to feel the right chemistry. It’s very difficult to feel the right chemistry when you’ve got so many new players,” he said. “I think we’ve got some key play- Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE J.F. Webb's Tyler Hobgood shoots the ball after drop-stepping around Southern Vance's Tremanisha Taylor in this February file photo. ers that don’t have a lot of experience, but they’re playing pretty good basketball right now, so we’ve got some girls learning quickly.” Hobgood, the team’s lone returning senior and a University of Miami signee, will provide the post presence. Hobgood has been a dominant presence underneath on both sides of the ball. “Tyler is one of the best players in the state when she’s on the court playing basketball, and her skill level is not matched by many teams. Therefore, I feel like she’ll be doubled and tripled at times during the season,” said Rogers. “She has to maintain her composure and just play smart basketball. She’s got to let the game come to her, and I think if Tyler doesn’t try to do too many things that she’ll be okay.” Rogers feels Hobgood needs to embrace a leadership role on and off the court, and remain patient with the younger players. “If Tyler would be patient, and if Tyler tried to take a leadership role, I think that will help us tremendously.” Janae Carroll is expected to run the point this year. Rogers hopes her outside-shooting ability will spread the defense and free things up for Hobgood at the post. Carroll had some experience at point last season. Rogers called her an unselfish player with good ballhandling skills. “...I think that’s the best thing I like about Janae — that she loves the game,” said Rogers. “She doesn’t mind working hard. She comes to practice and she’s one of those players who’s committed to the game.” Rogers said Delacee Cooper brings a lot of speed to the court. She can shoot the outside shot, he said, but he is hoping her speed and athleticism will be beneficial on the defensive side. Freshman Starr Jones is a skilled player with good ballhandling skills and perimeter play, but needs experience, Rogers said. Laquasha Terry is small in stature, but can hustle up and down the court and dictate the speed of the game. Rogers said Orange may be the team to beat this year in the Carolina 3A Conference. The Panthers return a lot of experience. The coach said Gibbons may be in the hunt as well as Southern Vance. Rogers feels that, with all the inexperience, his team is in a different situation in the preseason. “With us being so young, this will be — for the first time in a long time — we’re not the favorites. 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Box 7001 1724 Graham Ave, Henderson, NC 27536 Phone: 492-2127 • Fax: 438-6119 Website: www.vcs.k12.nc.us The Daily Dispatch Lady Colts must replace 4 starters By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer Crossroads Christian’s girls’ basketball team is relying on a strong corps rising from the junior varsity ranks to replace four starters from last season. The JV Colts finished the conference season unbeaten in 2009-2010. Britney Anderson is the lone returning starter for Crossroads and one of two seniors along with Erica Deal. Coach John Anderson said he has eight girls capable of landing a role in the starting five. “We’re getting to the point where our girls are good players, but need to become more dominating players,” said Anderson. Anderson will look to his daughter, Britney, as well as varsity newcomer and sophomore Jessi Hayes for scoring. Hayes is capable of playing nearly every position on the floor, from point guard to center. “She’s a strong enough dribbler to handle point guard, but if needed, she can also play forward and center,” Anderson said. “She’s extremely athletic and versatile.” Jamie McAuslin, an- Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Crossroads Christian’s Britney Anderson goes up for a layup in this November 2009 file photo. other JV graduate, is also expected to compete for the point guard spot. Deal and Jennifer Long will play in the post while Anderson and Jessica Matthews fill in on the wings. The Colts finished in the middle of the pack in league play last season and Anderson expects more of the same parity for 2010-2011. “I’m anticipating every conference game to be hard-fought,” he said. Contact the writer at kholtzman@ hendersondispatch.com. Tough D is the Wright way to play By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer D.J. Wright will take the coaching reigns from Robbie Shearin this season for the Norlina boys’ basketball team. Shearin stepped down after one season at the helm of the program, while D.J., son of volleyball coach J.D. Wright, will coach Wright a varsity boys’ team for the first time. His expectation: “To win.” “We’ll have to play tough defense,” Wright added. “We don’t have a lot of height. We have to play hard.” Norlina has one senior: Brandon Curtis, who is expected to play on the wing. The Crusaders lost two seniors from last season and one other key contribu- tor. Wright said he will look to point guard Tyler Pegram and post man Eli Bateman for scoring. Pegram will handle the majority of the ballhandling duties. “He’s about our only ballhandler we have to bring the ball up the court,” said Wright. “We count on him to really start our offense. He’s very important.” Steven Carroll will join Bateman down low and Adam Rooker will team with Curtis on the wing. Wright said he wants the team to play fast paced and to “keep the game up tempo.” The first-year head coach also sees the Crusaders’ new conference affiliation as a good fit. Josh Justice, Wesley Eatmon, Tyler Boyd, and Michael Mitkos round out the roster. Contact the writer at email@example.com. Six return for Lady Crusaders By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer Norlina Christian coach Robbie Shearin has high expectations for his varsity girls’ team this season. Norlina returns six players from last season, Shearin’s first at the helm of the program. The Crusaders lose one player from that team and add two new players. “I’m actually very optimistic about the season,” said Shearin. Shearin will look to Becky Collier to provide a bulk of the scoring from her post position. “I’m looking to her for leadership all the way around,” he said. “Scoring, rebounding, she’s the tallest player on the team. Scoring is going to be one of her priorities.” Taylor Eatmon played point guard as a fresh- man last season and is expected to do the same in 2010-2011. “Hopefully, she’s matured a little bit and is ready to play,” said Shearin. Eatmon was in charge of most of the ballhandling last season, but will get a hand from transfer Anna Davis this season. “Last year, we really only had one ballhandler,” Shearin said. “With the addition of Anna Davis, she’s a ballhandler and also Becky Collier will be able to handle the ball so Taylor will be able to have some relief.” Shearin also said he anticipates the Crusaders being very competitive in the new conference that includes Victory Christian of Henderson. Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Winter Sports 7 Sunday, November 21, 2010 Five seniors to lead Crossroads By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer The Crossroads Christian boys’ basketball team should benefit from experience this season, something the young program hasn’t had much of in years past. The Colts have five seniors: Jeremy Grainger, Jamison Overby, Thad McClelland, Lee Powell and Cody Matthews. Four of those athletes have been playing together since middle school. “I told them it’s their senior year. That means no more excuses,” said coach John Anderson. Crossroads lost two starters from last season’s team: Jacob Campbell and Ryan Riggan. “We’re losing our two bruisers from last season which means we’ll be a different type of team,” said Anderson. Anderson is hoping that means a quicker, more agile Colts’ team, led by the point guard, Matthews. “Cody has always been a great ballhandler. He can score anywhere from 15-25 points a game,” said Anderson. Grainger will lead Crossroads in the post, but should get some assistance from junior varsity call-up Jake Barnes. Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Crossroads’ Cody Matthews shoots a jumper from the wing in this February file photo. “He’s going to give me some height down there,” Anderson said of Barnes. “He’s worked hard in developing his skills over the summer.” Overby will play a forward and McClelland fits in likely as a shooting guard. Anderson said he will look to Powell as a defensive specialist. The Colts finished in the bottom half of conference play last season, but Anderson is setting his sights higher for 2010-2011. “I think a respectable goal is to be above .500, maybe even finish in the top third of the conference,” he said. Contact the writer at email@example.com. New coach this year for Victory girls By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer The building process enters another year for Victory Christian as the Eagle girls fly into their third season of basketball. New coach Rebecca Matthews said with a young team, the first two seasons have been crucial for development. “It helped build a lot of their confidence and knowledge of basket- ball,” said Matthews. “They’re still learning, so that’s a big thing. Having only two seniors, next year is going to be even better.” Brooke Loughlin and Megan Stell are the two Eagle seniors. Stell will run the point, joined by Loughlin in the backcourt. Stell led Victory in a seasonopening win, scoring 22 of the team’s 32 points. Stell and Priscilla Nobles, a forward, are the team’s co-captains. “Priscilla gives a lot of input and knowledge of basketball to the girls,” said Matthews. Stephanie Matthews and Courtney Martin round out the starting five. “My goal is just to have a winning season,” Matthews said. “I don’t care if they win, lose as long as they play with 100 percent with their heart. That’s what I’m looking for.” Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org. A new direction for Eagles By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer The Warren County boys’ basketball team is returning only three players from last season’s squad that won less than five games, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for new head coach Erick Williams. “The good thing is we lost nine seniors under a different philosophy,” said Williams. Williams, who coached the junior Williams varsity squad last season, took over for Ed Miles in the offseason. Miles spent one season as varsity head coach. Williams is anticipating a rebuilding season with so many new faces. None of the three returning players (Jaquan Cheek, John Taylor and Sean Brake) were starters last season. “If we don’t have a winning season, we’re looking to have a progressive season,” Williams said. “Success doesn’t start on the basketball court. In order for us to have success, we have to have everything in line. Academics being first, family-oriented being the second and discipline. Then we will begin to play basketball.” Gone from last season are shooting threat Adam Aycock, guards Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE Warren County's Sean Brake attempts a shot over two Bunn defenders in this January file photo. Terrell Roberson and Dion Hargrove and big man Davonte Foster. Despite the inexperience on the floor, the Eagles’ team is made up mostly of upperclassmen, with six or seven players making the jump from JV. Williams plans on employing a “run-and-gun” style of offense. “I’ve got the Roy Williams approach to things. We’re very quick,” he said. Williams is hoping the breakneck method will compensate for lack of a true point guard. Cheek, B.J. Davis and Quasim Burgess are expected to rotate at the onespot. “We don’t know yet. We’re going to see what happens,” said Williams. “Luckily, this past summer we got together and went to some summer leagues and camps. We stayed busy for about two months.” Taylor and Brake will play down low, with Brake also expected to move out to the wing. The first-year Eagles coach is looking to Brake to provide a bulk of on-floor leadership. “I think he’ll step up big for us as far as a leader,” Williams said. “Not taking anything away from our other seniors, I just think in crunch-time situations and the rebuilding stage we’re in, he has the right mentality for us.” Williams expects Bunn, Franklinton and Roanoke Rapids to be the class of the Northern Carolina 2A Conference. Last season, Bunn won the regular season with Roanoke Rapids taking the conference tournament title. Williams foresees Warren County adding a couple of more players, if eligible, around the winter break, and expects the Eagles to be able to compete for a top-four position in the conference standings. Contact the writer at email@example.com. Lady Eagles focusing on team ball By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer “No standout, no stars.” The words of new head coach Shannon Jones, who wants her Warren County girls playing team basketball. “We’re focusing more on team rather than individual.” she said. “I’m looking for everybody to step up because anybody can be a star on any given night.” Jones joins the varsity squad after serving as an assistant to previous head coach Sheila Seward. Jones has also coached the junior varsity girls’ team as well as the Eagles’ softball team for the past three seasons. “Just like any other coach, I expect to have a good season,” she said. “I expect to win, just for the girls to get better and to start building a program that has quality.” The Lady Eagles struggled last season but are returning all but one player. Luckily for Jones, she does have a potential star if she needs one: Khadija Brown. Brown led Warren County in scoring, rebounding and blocking as a freshman. Last season, Brown continued to be the Eagles’ go-to scorer, playing down low with the ability to face up and knock down jumpers. But Jones says she is looking for everybody to fill it up in a highoctane offense. “Run,” Jones said of the Eagles’ style of play. “We’re going to run and run some more.” In the post for Warren County will be Rebekah Cox, Teja Kennerly and Dominique Solomon. Shannon Wilson and Calena Jeffries will handle point guard duties and Lashonda Williams, Alexis French, and Rageane Watson will fill in on the wings. Jones says her goal is to change the whole atmosphere of the program and success won’t be measured in wins or losses. “Bring in a whole new everything,” she said. “When you start talking about wins and losses, you start putting unnecessary pressure on people. Just to get better, to gradually grow each game.” Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org. 8 Winter Sports The Daily Dispatch Sunday, November 21, 2010 Seniors to lead Vanguards looking forward after tragedy Victory boys By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer Victory Christian coach Mike West is expecting “big things” from his varsity boys’ squad this season. The Eagles lost four players from last season, including two starters, but again have four seniors this year. “I think that we’re as good if not better than we West were last year,” said West. Last season’s team finished fourth in the league standings, but rallied for an impressive conference tournament championship win. The four seniors for this season (Jimmy Ramsey, Travis Keeton, Adam Hope, Adam Pulley) are all starters, but the team may go through the fifth starter, junior Will Vooris. Vooris will spend the majority of his time at point guard. “I think we’ll be a lot like Carolina when they had Ty Lawson,” said West. “When he played good, they were good. When he didn’t, they weren’t. I think we’ll sort of be like that. But he’s gotten bigger and smarter so I guess we’ll see.” Ramsey will play with Vooris in the starting backcourt with Hope and Pulley at the forward spots. Keeton is the center. “I’m looking for him to be like my Dennis Rodman,” West said of Keeton. “Don’t worry about scoring, just get every rebound that comes off the rim.” West looked to Vooris and Pulley to carry the load last season, but expects anyone in his starting group to be able to score. “I can look to anybody in the starting five to score 15 points a night. If they did, I wouldn’t be shocked,” he said. Contact the writer at email@example.com. Vance-Granville’s 2009-2010 season ended with the tragic death of its star player Raymond Dunn, but the dynamic athlete didn’t leave without elevating Vanguard Basketball to a new level. As Vance-Granville enters its third season competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association, head coach Avery Wilson reflected on what Dunn meant to the program. Dunn collapsed during a Vanguards game late last season, just before conference tournament play began. Wilson said he struggled with the decision of whether to return as coach. “Me, personally, it was something that I battled with a lot,” he said. “I had to take a lot of time to sit back and think about it, but I came back for the guys. I didn’t want to leave them.” Dunn, who died of a rare heart disorder, was named NJCAA Division II Region X Player of the Year for his stellar sophomore season. “He was a first-team All-American,” said Wilson. “He put us on the map. He was being recruited by schools all over the country, so we’re known now all over the United States because of him.” Wilson said this season will be a marathon, not a sprint. VGCC had a solid incoming class, but Wilson’s prized recruit may VGCC Photo Front row, from left: Zach Beale, Trentin Cozart, coach Avery L. Wilson, Mychal Williams and Derrick Knight; second row: Dante Walker, Sam Hilton, Josh Coles and Tramaine Bagby; back: Ryan Branch, Ryan Belton, Clarence Garner, and Moise (Mo) Somadjagbi. be lost for the year with an ankle injury. The Vanguards played with just eight players in a home-opening loss. Wilson is hoping time without the full squad will help build depth. “I’m hoping in the second half these guys are going to get better,” he said. “And when these other guys get back, we’re going to have a heck of a ball club. And I think we are, I think we’re going to have a good season.” Trentin Cozart, a former J.F. Webb Warrior, enters his second season at VGCC as potentially the team’s go-to scorer. The point guard averaged 17 points per game in his freshman campaign. “He’s no doubt the leader of our team,” Wilson said. “A lot of times he may not pass the actual eye test out there, but he’s a guy that can execute and get the job done. At the end of the night, you look at the stat sheet and Cozart got 20 points.” Sam Hilton, Derrick Knight and Ryan Belton also return for their second seasons. Josh Coles, a 6-foot4 guard/forward from Danville, Va. is expected to return soon after missing all of last season with a torn ACL. Wilson has been pleased with the play of Ryan Branch, of Louisburg, early on in the season. Branch has been playing center but should see time as a forward. Dante Walker, also of Louisburg, will fill in on the wing and Zach Beale, of Franklinton, is seeing time at point guard. Wilson said every season the goal remains the same, to compete for the Region X championship. Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Northern Vance BOYS’ B-BALL Northern Vance GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Demontré Dozier, Le'Darius Brandon, Charles Durham, head coach Wilton Baskett, Larry Champion, Zsakual Arrington and Tim Nicholson; back row: John Nelson, Nigel Woods, Phillip Martin, Koffi Sneed, asst. coach William Ragland, Armani Williams, Quentin Rice, Dequandré Alston and Adrian Hargrove. J.F. Webb BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Sherice Moss, Jasmine Evans, Ciarea Thompson, Rashyda Burwell, Tyhesha Cheek and Shakeena Nelson; back row: Kechae Parker, Tanaua White, Kendall Wilson, Kenya Perry, Jazmine Haywood, Shelby Boyd, Toni Carr, Sekeedrah Alston and Angel Henderson. J.F. Webb GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Anthony Perry, Beau Smith, Mack Lyon, Mitron Terry, Stefan Cates and Calvon Bowden; back row: Jordan Yancey, De’Sedric Downey, Trevion Wilkerson, PJ Thomas, Quentin Cooper, Tyrek Beverly and KJ Rogers. Front row (L to R): Hattie Chavis, Janae Carroll, Laquasha Terry, Ashley Burrell, Starr Jones and Amber Bowden; back row: asst. coach Graham Downey, Jr., asst. coach Otis Lyons, Jasmine Rice, Delacee Cooper, Tyler Hobgood, Vanessa Harris, Shontay Williams, Corsha Harris and head coach Kenneth Rogers. Southern Vance GIRLS’ B-BALL Northern Vance CHEERLEADING Front row (L to R): Shakiyla Hicks, Jamila Mann, Cordecia Southerland and Breona Jones; back row: asst. coach Leann Shelton, Kadedra Hayes, Carslin Talley, Shauquaney Bullock, Mikayla Sellers, Wayneisha Hargrove, Megan Hight, Cierra Ellis, Kiyanna Kearney, Tamara Ayscue, Simira Daniels, Ki-Jana Jones and head coach Amy Simpson. Front row (L to R): Kemari Hanks, Timaya Bowden and Briana Robinson; second row: Zarina Bullock, Shakeyla Bailey and Britteny Henderson; third row: Ja'Toya Williams, Anastassja Davis, Etasha Cheek and Ebony Bullock; back row: Jahmila Peterson, Sequoia Epps and Mechelle Spinner. The Daily Dispatch Winter Sports Sunday, November 21, 2010 9 Kerr-Vance BOYS’ B-BALL Kerr-Vance GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Patrick Stewart, Devonne Smith, Cameron Capell, Gerald Palmer and Chris Lanham; back row: manager Allison Alford, Chandler Loyd, Brandon Dickerson, Tyler Bolton, Felix Grasshoff, Ric Davis and head coach David Carrier. Front row (L to R): Anna Macon Wemyss, Jessica Darnell, Hannah Abbott, Rebecca Ross and Meredith Freeman; back row: asst. coach Brian Russell, Hayley Marshburn, Laurin Rainey, Price Wester, Emily Adkins, Alex Hardesty, manager Catherine Kilian and head coach David Carrier. Crossroads BOYS’ B-BALL Crossroads GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): D.J. Matthews, Luke Doherty, Matt Carroll, Joseph Brown and Sam Jones; back row: Holden Hedgepeth, Reid Sudheimer, Thad McClelland, Cody Matthews, Jamison Overby and Lee Powell. Front row (L to R): Ali Arnold, Nicole Wille, Jamie McAuslan and Julia Thompson; back row: coach Tracy Anderson, Jessica Matthews, Jennifer Long, Lizzy Long, Jessi Hayes, Britney Anderson and Lyndsey Kelley. Warren County BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): assistant coach Erik Escuro, Derrick Robinson, Jarvis Reid, Quasim Burgess, B.J. Davis, Jaquan Cheek and Justin Hunt; second row: team assistant Phillip Bailey, Jelan Seward, Lawrence Williams, John Taylor, Fernando Daniels, Sean Brake and Alan Henderson; back row: assistant coach Wanda Thompson, assistant coach Danny Hedgepeth, head coach Erick Williams, videographer Lamont Hicks, manager Markell Pitchford, photographer Bruce Wharton and team assistant Javonte Miles. Warren County GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): manager Destiny Hicks, Sekeedria Hicks, Rageane Watson, Jessica Davis, Calena Jeffries, Kayla Hargrove, Alexis French and manager Tyquasia Hargrove; second row: Lashonda Williams, Teja Kennerly, Khadijah Brown, Rebekah Cox, Dominique Solomon and Mary Frances Johnson; back row: assistant coach Whitney McGee, head coach Shannon Jones, assistant coach Jessica Rice. Norlina Christian BOYS’ B-BALL Norlina Christian GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Brandon Curtis, Josh Justice, Wesley Eatmon and Tyler Boyd; back row: Tyler Pegram, Michael Mitkos, Eli Bateman, Steven Carroll, Adam Rooker and head coach D.J. Wright. Front row (L to R): Laura Mosley, Deja Palmer, Anna Davis and Molly Harty; back row: Taylor Eatmon, Anna Britt Harty, Becky Collier, Kayla Alston and head coach Robbie Shearin. 10 The Daily Dispatch Winter Sports Sunday, November 21, 2010 Victory BOYS’ B-BALL Victory GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Austin Abbott, Wesley Whitley, Adam Pulley, Will Vooris, Jeremy Florence and Christian Bowes; back row: coach Mike West, Dalton Pendergrass, Adam Hope, Joseph Renn, Travis Keeton, Kevin Pendergrass, Jimmy Ramsey, manager Lucas Pegram and asst. coach Bill Hissong. Front row (L to R); Megan Stell and Priscilla Nobles; second row: Courtney Martin, Brooke Loughlin, Courtney Moss, Elaina Araujo and Tayler Thompson; back row: head coach Rebecca Matthews, Kayla Padgett, Allison Stell, Hannah Martin, Stephanie Matthews and asst. coach Tammie Matthews. Northern Vance WRESTLING Front row (L to R): Anteris Henderson, Preston Ellis, Jameel Lyles, Travis Heath, Lance Lickness, Sharkey Chavis and Tyree Elam; second row: Dytarian Williams, Cardarris Wright, Diquon Hawley, Taquare Carter, Josh Pendergrass, Lenard Evans and Alex Terry; back row: head coach Robert McCarthy, Matthew Goodin, Zach Lambert, Marquis Harris, Geno Bullock, Johnathan Norton, Shaheem Rainey and Travon Scott. Southern Vance WRESTLING Front row (L to R): Demoreah Bullock, Veljwine McCall, Chauncey Foster, Moses Richardson and Kavoris Perry; back row: head coach Charlie Carroll, Shaquille Hargrove, Kyle Lawrence, Deontay Venable, Austin Reams, John Terry, Dominique Burwell and asst. coach Anthony Shoffner. Kerr-Vance WRESTLING J.F. Webb WRESTLING Front row (L to R): Anthony Montone, Wyatt Evans, Pierce Tooley, Daniel Keith and Douglas Keith; second row: Lane Humphries, Josh Smith, Chris Frampton and Connor Wade; back row: manager, Devon Tabbert, asst. coach Wayne Tabbert, Daniel Currin, Alexander Wegener, Justin Commee, Jake Dorrance and head coach Rick Frampton. Front row (L to R): Patrick Campbell, Sakeis Smith, Will Huffaker, Trey Wade, Eric Hunt, Jake Dickerson and Omari Powell; back row: Dusty Pulliam, Donald Preddy, Bruce Watts, Tyquan Smith, Dashawn Cheek, Adam Currin, Bobby Faulkner, Adam Douglas, head coach Mike Toanone and asst. coach Bryan Bowen. Northern Vance SWIMMING Front row (L to R): Lee Root, Koty Glover, Laura Copley, Ashley Chilton, Tristen Moffitt, Mallory Falkner, Annie Twisdale, Logan Brinker and Abby Ellington; second row: Mary Catherine Lemmond, Kendall Brinker, Colton Floyd, Katie Childers, Ethan Parham, Joshua McLawhorn, Sarah Jackson, Chelsea Moffitt, Megan Anderson and Taylor Noel; back row: Nick Sharpe, Gray Hobgood, Sam Long, Bryson Faulkner, Blake Newman, D.J. Casto, David Porter, Nick Andrews, Madison Bobbitt, Andy Tillotson and head coach Natasha Rubin. Northern Vance JV BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Tavez Alston, Tyrie Williams, Phillip Jordan, head coach Randolph Crews, Jemario Marrow, Desmund Peterson, Jacob Ruggles and Tavin Moore; back row: Darius Bullock, Miles Seward, Devante Kearney, Montel Clarke, Tyrone Neal, Javonta Champ, Barry Bobbitt, Jaleel Seward and Tray Elem. Southern Vance SWIMMING Front row (L to R): Jessica Fairley, Harley Owen, Cristal Puga, Samantha Patrick, Leah Woodlief, Nikki Henderson and Jonathan Sanders; back row: Taylor Stanton, Candice Pegram, Justin Furlow, Danny Ayscue, Donald Hedgepeth, Sarah Stanton and Amber Edwards. J.F. Webb JV GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Shayana Mallory, Ashley Burrell and Di-Asia Paschall; back row: head coach Otis Lyons, Shontay Williams, Camille Coleman, Charlet Stainback, Nutvarut Rakchartkattikvl and Corsha Harris. The Daily Dispatch Winter Sports Kerr-Vance JV BOYS’ B-BALL 11 Sunday, November 21, 2010 Kerr-Vance JV GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Sam Fuquay, George Hoyle, Tyson Carrier, Troy Bickel and Franklin Irvin; back row: Josh Monahan, Hayes Griggs, Daniel Burnette, Hunter Layton and manager Darren Doyle. Front row (L to R): Claire Edwards, Jacey Monahan, McKenzie Jones, Lauryn Williams, Emily Overby and Macy Lee Johnson; back row: manager Maggie Thompson, Cristin Abbott, Rachel Ross, Claire Freeman, Brittany West, Sophia Naradzay, Lauren Wilkinson and head coach David Cline. Crossroads JV BOYS’ B-BALL Crossroads JV GIRLS’ B-BALL (From L to R): D.J. Matthews, Luke Doherty, Matt Carroll, Reid Sudheimer, Holden Hedgepeth, Joseph Brown and Sam Jones. Front row (L to R): Gabrielle Ortiz, Nicole Wille and Ali Arnold; back row: Corey Choplin, Lizzy Long, Jessi Hayes, Sydney Chappell and Julia Thompson. Warren County JV BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): James Clark, Michael Leonard, Kaelan Evans, Charlie Williams, Antonio Thompson, Trevon Carter and Devonte Hargrove; second row: Chris Privett, Justin Fitts, Ronald Kennerly, Jaylen Jones, assistant coach Danny Hedgepeth and assistant coach Erik Escuro; back row: head coach Wanda Thompson, Javonte Williams, Xavier Alexander, Daniel Hunter and photographer Bruce Wharton. Not pictured is Ty-Rien Johnson. Kerr-Vance CHEERLEADING Kathryn O’Leary, Isabelle Goodwin, Morgan Lloyd, Kelsey Aycock and Kayla Holder; second row: Cassidy Holmes, Bailee Tippett, Rebekah Aycock, Alana Welch, Brittney Lopez and Meredith Ellington; back row: coach Courtney Nutter, Addison Mabry, Gabrielle Nutter, Bryles Cutts, Caitlyn Holmes, Foy Parker, Morgan Hester and coach Wendy Bost. Norlina Christian CHEERLEADING Front row (L to R): Taylor Alston, Whitney Cutts and Shayla Alston; back row: assistant coach Constalina Alston, co-captain Holly Eatmon, Bridget Matthews, Morgan Thompson, Kayla Alston and head coach Maria Wright. Not pictured is captain Jamie Riley. Warren County JV GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): manager Tyquasia Hargrove, Jasmine Carter, Whitney Fuller, Brooke Sikes, Symone Teague, Courtney Maclin and manager Destiny Hicks; second row: Sydnei Bullock, Jurea Simmons, Bretney Waller, Sierra Hicks, Jasmine Stith and Tiona Boyd; back row: assistant coach Whitney McGee, head coach Shannon Jones, assistant coach Jessica Rice. Victory CHEERLEADING Front: Kayla Padgett and Amy Jo Hissong; second row: Leah Hedgepeth, Kristen Robbins, Christnie Rice, Kimberly Spence, Julie Newton, Courtney Moss and Christie Ellington; back: Tayler Thompson, Stephanie Matthews, Priscilla Nobles, Kristin Bradsher Melissa Abbott, Megan Finch and coach Chastity West. Northern Vance JV CHEERLEADING Front row (L to R): Zsarkee’la Cheek, Dyasia Mitchell, Saneal Young, Cierra Robinson and Joshea’ Perry; back row: Brittany Lawson, Kendra Talley, Melleeah Robinson, Unicktria Ragland and Frerica Overby. CMYK 12 Schedules The Daily Dispatch Northern Vance VIKINGS Boys’ Basketball Nov. 23 Nov. 26 Nov. 27 Dec. 3 Dec. 8 Dec. 14 Dec. 17 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 Dec. 27 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Jan. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 25 Jan. 28 Feb. 1 Feb. 4 Feb. 8 Feb. 11 WARREN CO. @ Person Co. Tourney @ Person Co. Tourney @ Warren Co. SE HALIFAX @ Franklinton @ SE Halifax @ CICI Tourney @ CICI Tourney @ Spartan Challenger @ Spartan Challenger @ Spartan Challenger ORANGE @ Chapel Hill @ Cardinal Gibbons JF WEBB @ S. Vance @ Orange CHAPEL HILL CARDINAL GIBBONS @ JF Webb S. VANCE 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Girls’ Basketball Nov. 23 WARREN CO. Nov. 26 @ Person Co. Tourney Nov. 27 @ Person Co. Tourney 6 p.m. Dec. 3 @ Warren Co. 6 p.m. Dec. 6 BARTLETT-YANCEY 6 p.m. Dec. 8 SE HALIFAX 6 p.m. Dec. 14 @ Franklinton 6 p.m. Dec. 17 @ SE Halifax 6 p.m. Dec. 27 @ Alamance Christmas Tourney Dec. 28 @ Alamance Christmas Tourney Dec. 29 @ Alamance Christmas Tourney Jan. 4 @ Bartlett-Yancey 6 p.m. Jan. 7 ORANGE 6 p.m. Jan. 14 @ Chapel Hill 6 p.m. Jan. 18 @ Cardinal Gibbons 6 p.m. Jan. 21 JF WEBB 6 p.m. Jan. 25 @ S. Vance 6 p.m. Jan. 28 @ Orange 6 p.m. Feb. 1 CHAPEL HILL 6 p.m. Feb. 4 CARDINAL GIBBONS 6 p.m. Feb. 8 @ JF Webb 6 p.m. Feb. 11 S. VANCE 6 p.m. Swimming Nov. 29 S. VANCE/BUNN/FRANKLINTON 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 @ R. Rapids 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8 @ Cardinal Gibbons 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16 S. VANCE/CHAPEL HILL 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5 @ Cardinal Gibbons 7 p.m. Jan. 7 @ R. Rapids 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 @ S. Vance 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 @ Carolina 3A Meet (CG) Nov. 23 @ Person Co. 6 p.m. Dec. 4 @ Franklinton Duals Dec. 7 @ Kerr-Vance 6 p.m. Dec. 11 @ Baddest Cat Duals Dec. 30 @ Knightdale Duals Jan. 26 @ JF Webb 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 @ Chapel Hill 6 p.m. Feb. 2 S. VANCE 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 @ Carolina 3A Meet (OHS) 10 a.m. Nov. 23 WARREN CO. Dec. 3 @ Warren Co. Dec. 8 SE HALIFAX Dec. 14 @ Franklinton Dec. 17 @ SE Halifax Jan. 7 ORANGE Jan. 14 @ Chapel Hill Jan. 18 @ Cardinal Gibbons Jan. 21 JF WEBB Jan. 25 @ S. Vance Jan. 28 @ Orange Feb. 1 CHAPEL HILL Feb. 4 CARDINAL GIBBONS Feb. 8 @ JF Webb Feb. 11 S. VANCE Southern Vance RAIDERS Boys’ Basketball Wrestling JV Boys’ Basketball Sunday, November 21, 2010 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16 @ Granville Central (Scrimmage) 6 p.m. Nov. 23 @ Rocky Mount Prep 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 WARREN CO. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 @ Louisburg 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 LOUISBURG 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 ROCKY MOUNT PREP 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 @ Warren Co. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 ORANGE 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 N. NASH 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 @ Brunswick, Va. Tourney Dec. 29 @ Brunswick, Va. Tourney Dec. 30 @ Brunswick, Va. Tourney Jan. 4 @ N. Nash 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 J.F. WEBB 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 @ Cardinal Gibbons 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 @ Chapel Hill 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 N. VANCE 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 @ J.F. Webb 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 CARDINAL GIBBONS 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ Orange 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 CHAPEL HILL 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 @ N. Vance 7:30 p.m. Girls’ Basketball Nov. 13 @ Clinton (Scrimmage) Nov. 18 S. GRANVILLE (Scrimmage) Nov. 23 @ Rocky Mount Prep Nov. 27 @ S. Durham Nov. 30 WARREN CO. Dec. 1 BRUNSWICK, Va. Dec. 3 @ Louisburg TBA 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. J.F. Webb WARRIORS Boys’ Basketball Nov. 23 @ Person Co. 7 p.m. Dec. 1 @ Granville Central 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 FRANKLINTON 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 S. GRANVILLE 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 PERSON CO. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 @ S. Granville 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 NSW NITP-AUSTRALIA 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 GRANVILLE CENTRAL 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 @ N. Myrtle Beach Shootout Dec. 21 @ N. Myrtle Beach Shootout Dec. 22 @ N. Myrtle Beach Shootout Dec. 30 WARREN CO. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 @ Orange 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 @ S. Vance 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 CHAPEL HILL 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 @ N. Vance 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 CARDINAL GIBBONS 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 S. VANCE 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 ORANGE 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ Chapel Hill 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 N. VANCE 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 @ Cardinal Gibbons 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 Carolina 3A tourney Feb. 17 Carolina 3A tourney Feb. 18 Carolina 3A tourney Girls’ Basketball Nov. 23 Dec. 1 Dec. 3 Dec. 4 Dec. 7 @ Person Co. 5:30 p.m. @ Granville Central 6 p.m. FRANKLINTON 6 p.m. S. GRANVILLE 6 p.m. PERSON CO. 6 p.m. Dec. 11 Dec. 15 Dec. 27 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 25 Jan. 28 Feb. 1 Feb. 4 Feb. 8 Feb. 11 Feb. 14 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 @ S. Granville GRANVILLE CENTRAL @ S. Granville Tourney @ S. Granville Tourney @ S. Granville Tourney ORANGE @ S. Vance 6 p.m. @ Chapel Hill @ N. Vance 6 p.m. @ Cardinal Gibbons S. VANCE @ Orange CHAPEL HILL N. VANCE CARDINAL GIBBONS Carolina 3A tourney Carolina 3A tourney Carolina 3A tourney Wrestling 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 GRANVILLE CENTRAL/S. GRANVILLE Nov. 27 @ Fayetteville Smith Tourney Dec. 4 @ Ram Duals Dec. 6 @ R. Rapids Dec. 11 @ Wakefield Challenge Dec. 17 @ E. Alamance Invitational Jan. 1 @ N. Durham Tourney Jan. 8 @ Person Co. Tourney Jan. 15 @ Northwood Duals Jan. 19 N. VANCE/S. VANCE Jan. 22 @ Cary Duals Jan. 28 @ Chapel Hill Jan. 29 @ S. Durham Tourney 6 p.m. 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. 9 a.m. 5 p.m. 9 a.m. @ Person Co. 4 p.m. @ Granville Central 4:30 p.m. FRANKLINTON 4:30 p.m. @ S. Granville 4:30 p.m. PERSON CO. 4:30 p.m. S. GRANVILLE 4:30 p.m. NSW NITP-AUSTRALIA 6 p.m. GRANVILLE CENTRAL 4:30 p.m. @ Bank of the Carolinas @ Bank of the Carolinas @ Bank of the Carolinas WARREN CO. 6 p.m. @ Orange 6 p.m. @ S. Vance 4:30 p.m. CHAPEL HILL 6 p.m. @ N. Vance 4:30 p.m. CARDINAL GIBBONS 6 p.m. S. VANCE 4:30 p.m. ORANGE 6 p.m. @ Chapel Hill 6 p.m. N. VANCE 4:30 p.m. @ Cardinal Gibbons 6 p.m. JV Girls’ Basketball Jan. 5 ORANGE Jan. 18 @ Chapel Hill Jan. 25 @ Cardinal Gibbons Feb. 1 @ Orange Feb. 4 CHAPEL HILL Feb. 11 CARDINAL GIBBONS 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. Boys’ Basketball Nov. 12 S. GRANVILLE (Scrimmage) 7 p.m. Nov. 16 @ Franklin Acad 7 p.m. Nov. 19 @ Freedom Christian 6:45 p.m. Nov. 22 @ Durham Acad 7:45 p.m. Dec. 1 @ American Hebrew 5 p.m. Dec. 3 BRISBANE ACAD 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 CAROLINA FRIENDS 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 FRANKLIN ACAD 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 O’NEAL SCHOOL 6:45 p.m. Dec. 27 @ Creedmoor Tourney Dec. 28 @ Creedmoor Tourney Dec. 29 @ Creedmoor Tourney Jan. 7 HALIFAX ACAD 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 ST. DAVID’S 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 @ Parrott Acad 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 @ Rocky Mount Acad 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 @ Cary Christian 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 CALDWELL ACAD 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 @ Halifax Acad 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 @ St. David’s 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 PARROTT ACAD 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 ROCKY MOUNT ACAD 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 CARY CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 EPIC Tourney (higher seed) Feb. 18 EPIC Semis (Parrott) Feb. 19 EPIC Finals (Parrott) Girls’ Basketball Crossroads Christian COLTS Boys’ Basketball Nov. 18 @ Norlina Christian 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 TRINITY OF RALEIGH 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 @ Northwood Temple 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 6:15 p.m. Dec. 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 @ Wayne Christian 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 @ Grace of Raleigh 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 CRESSET CHRISTIAN 7 p.m. Jan. 11 @ Kerr-Vance 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 NORTHWOOD TEMPLE (HC) 6 p.m. Jan. 18 @ Community Christian 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 WAYNE CHRISTIAN 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 @ Trinity of Raleigh 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 NORLINA CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 @ Cape Fear 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 GRACE OF RALEIGH 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ Cresset Christian 7 p.m. Girls’ Basketball Nov. 18 @ Norlina Christian 6 p.m. Nov. 19 TRINITY OF RALEIGH 5 p.m. Dec. 6 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 5 p.m. Dec. 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 @ Wayne Christian 5 p.m. time Dec. 13 CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Dec. 14 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 5 p.m. Jan. 4 @ Grace of Raleigh 6 p.m. Jan. 7 CRESSET CHRISTIAN 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11 @ Kerr-Vance 6 p.m. Jan. 14 NORTHWOOD TEMPLE 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18 @ Community Christian 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 WAYNE CHRISTIAN 5 p.m. time Jan. 25 @ Trinity of Raleigh 5 p.m. Jan. 27 NORLINA CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 28 @ Cape Fear 6 p.m. Feb. 1 GRACE OF RALEIGH 6 p.m. Feb. 4 @ Cresset Christian 5:30 p.m. JV Boys’ Basketball Nov. 16 VOYAGER ACAD 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 @ Norlina Christian 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 @ Northwood Temple 4 p.m. Dec. 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. Dec. 10 Dec. 13 Jan. 4 Jan. 7 Jan. 11 Jan. 14 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 Feb. 1 Feb. 4 @ Wayne Christian 4 p.m. CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN 4:30 p.m. @ Grace of Raleigh 4:30 p.m. CRESSET CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. @ Kerr-Vance 4:30 p.m. NORTHWOOD TEMPLE 4:30 p.m. @ Community Christian 4 p.m. WAYNE CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. NORLINA CHRISTIAN 4:30 p.m. @ Cape Fear Christian 4:30 p.m. GRACE OF RALEIGH 4:30 p.m. @ Cresset Christian 4 p.m. Nov. 16 VOYAGER ACAD 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN 3:30 p.m. Dec. 14 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. Jan. 4 @ Grace of Raleigh 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28 @ Cape Fear Christian 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 GRACE OF RALEIGH 3:30 p.m. Norlina Christian CRUSADERS Boys’ Basketball Nov. 18 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 @ Heritage Christian 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 ICE STORM of RALEIGH 7 p.m. Nov. 30 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 7 p.m. Dec. 7 CORNERSTONE of GASTON 7 p.m. Dec. 9 @ NC School of Deaf 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 WARREN CO. JV 6 p.m. Jan. 6 NC SCHOOL OF DEAF 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 @ Garnett Christian 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 @ Ice Storm of Raleigh 7 p.m. Jan. 14 @ Haliwa Saponi 5 p.m. Jan. 18 @ Cornerstone of Gaston 7 p.m. Jan. 21 EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 25 @ Emmanuel Christian 6 p.m. Jan. 27 @ Crossroads Christian 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 @ Cornerstone of Rocky Mount 7 p.m. Feb. 4 HALIWA SAPONI 5 p.m. Feb. 15 @ Victory Christian 7 p.m. Feb. 18 GARNETT CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Girls’ Basketball Nov. 18 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Nov. 19 @ Heritage Christian 6 p.m. Nov. 22 ICE STORM of RALEIGH 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 CORNERSTONE of GASTON 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 @ NC School of Deaf 6 p.m. Dec. 10 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Dec. 20 Jan. 6 Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 25 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 15 Feb. 18 WARREN CO. JV 4:30 p.m. NC SCHOOL OF DEAF 6 p.m. @ Garnett Christian 6 p.m. @ Ice Storm of Raleigh 5:30 p.m. @ Cornerstone of Gaston 5:30 p.m. EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 4:30 p.m. @ Emmanuel Christian 4:30 p.m. @ Crossroads Christian 6 p.m. @ Cornerstone of Rocky Mount 5:30 p.m. @ Victory Christian 5:30 p.m. GARNETT CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. JV Boys’ Basketball Nov. 6 Davidson CC 119, VGCC 85 Nov. 10 WAKE TECH Nov. 13 @ Southside Virginia CC Nov. 17 JOHNSTON CC Dec. 1 @ Guilford Tech Jan. 5 SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA CC Jan. 8 LOUISBURG COLLEGE 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Jan. 19 Jan. 22 Jan. 26 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 2 GUILFORD TECH @ Brunswick CC @ Rockingham CC PITT CC PATRICK HENRY CC DAVIDSON CC @ Catawba Valley CC @ Lenoir CC 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. >> All schedules subject to change 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. Swimming Nov. 30 N. VANCE/BUNN/FRANKLINTON 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 @ R. Rapids 4 p.m. Dec. 8 BUNN/FRANKLINTON/R. RAPIDS 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9 ORANGE 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14 FRANKLINTON/BUNN/R. RAPIDS 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16 @ N. Vance 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 @ R. Rapids 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 N. VANCE/ROCKY MOUNT ACAD 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 @ Carolina 3A meet (Triangle Aquatic) 4 p.m. Wrestling Dec. 3 @ Orange Jim King Inv. 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4 @ Orange Jim King Inv. 10 a.m. Dec. 11 @ Wakefield Tourney 9 a.m. Dec. 18 RAIDER DUALS 10 a.m. Jan. 5 @ R. Rapids 6 p.m. Jan. 8 @ Person Invitational 9 a.m. Jan. 11 KERR-VANCE 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 @ S. Nash Duals 9 a.m. Jan. 19 @ J.F. Webb 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 @ Chapel Hill 6 p.m. Feb. 2 @ N. Vance 6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 Carolina 3A Tourney (OHS) 10 a.m. JV Boys’ Basketball Nov. 23 @ Rocky Mount Prep 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30 WARREN CO. 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 @ Louisburg 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 LOUISBURG 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8 ROCKY MOUNT PREP 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10 @ Warren Co. 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 ORANGE 4:30 p.m. Dec. 17 N. NASH 4:30 p.m. Jan. 4 @ N. Nash 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 J.F. WEBB 4:30 p.m. Jan. 14 @ Cardinal Gibbons 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 @ Chapel Hill 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 N. VANCE 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 @ J.F. Webb 4:30 p.m. Feb. 1 CARDINAL GIBBONS 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ Orange 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8 CHAPEL HILL 4:30 p.m. Feb. 11 @ N. Vance 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 @ Cary Christian Jan. 27 CALDWELL ACAD Jan. 28 @ Halifax Acad Feb. 1 @ St. David’s Feb. 4 PARROTT ACAD Feb. 8 ROCKY MOUNT ACAD Feb. 11 CARY CHRISTIAN Feb. 15 EPIC Tourney (higher seed) Feb. 18 EPIC Semis (Parrott) Feb. 19 EPIC Finals (Parrott) 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. Wrestling Nov. 13 @ Cary Duals Nov. 16 S. VANCE (Scrimmage) 4 p.m. Nov. 18 @ Ravenscroft 5 p.m. Nov. 19 @ Wesleyan Christian 4 p.m. Nov. 20 @ Forsyth Country Day JV Nov. 22 @ Bunn 6 p.m. Nov. 30 @ Forsyth County Day 6 p.m. Dec. 1 FRANKLINTON 5 p.m. Dec. 4 @ Franklinton Duals Dec. 7 N. VANCE 5 p.m. Dec. 9 BUNN/S. GRANVILLE 6 p.m. Dec. 11 @ Wakefield Tourney Jan. 8 @ Forsyth Country Day Jan. 11 @ S. Vance 7 p.m. Jan. 14 @ Wesleyan Christian 2 p.m. Jan. 15 @ Middle Creek Tourney Jan. 20 @ Bishop McGuinness 6 p.m. Jan. 25 @ Greensboro Day 5 p.m. Jan. 26 @ Granville Central TBA Jan. 28 @ Cary Acad 5 p.m. Feb. 1 CARY ACADEMY 5 p.m. Feb. 3 WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 2:15 p.m. Feb. 5 @ Ravenscroft Tourney Feb. 8 @ Forsyth Country Day 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10 @ Cary Acad 5 p.m. Feb. 18 NCISAA Tourney (Cary Acad) Feb. 19 NCISAA Tourney (Cary Acad) Boys’ Basketball Nov. 12 S. GRANVILLE (Scrimmage) 5 p.m. Nov. 16 @ Franklin Acad 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22 @ Durham Acad 5 p.m. Dec. 7 CAROLINA FRIENDS 4:45 p.m. Dec. 10 FRANKLIN ACAD 4:30 p.m. Dec. 17 O’NEAL SCHOOL 4:15 p.m. Jan. 7 HALIFAX ACAD 4:30 p.m. Jan. 10 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 4:45 p.m. Jan. 11 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 4:30 p.m. Jan. 14 ST. DAVID’S 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18 @ Parrott Acad 4:30 p.m. Jan. 21 @ Rocky Mount Acad 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 @ Cary Christian 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 CALDWELL ACAD 4:45 p.m. Jan. 28 @ Halifax Acad 4:30 p.m. Feb. 1 @ St. David’s 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4 PARROTT ACAD 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8 ROCKY MOUNT ACAD 4:30 p.m. Feb. 11 CARY CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. Feb. 15 EPIC Tourney (higher seed) Feb. 17 EPIC Semis (higher seed) Feb. 19 EPIC Finals (Parrott) JV Girls’ Basketball Nov. 22 @ Durham Acad 3:45 p.m. Dec. 1 @ Roanoke Rapids 5 p.m. Dec. 7 CAROLINA FRIENDS 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9 ROANOKE RAPIDS 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 O’NEAL SCHOOL 3 p.m. Jan. 7 HALIFAX ACAD 3:15 p.m. Jan. 10 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 3:30 p.m. Jan. 11 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 3:30 p.m. Jan. 14 ST. DAVID’S 3:15 p.m. Jan. 18 @ Parrott Acad 3:15 p.m. Jan. 21 @ Rocky Mount Acad 3:15 p.m. Jan. 25 @ Cary Christian 3:15 p.m. Jan. 27 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28 @ Halifax Acad 3:15 p.m. Feb. 1 @ St. David’s 3:15 p.m. Feb. 4 PARROTT ACAD 3:15 p.m. Feb. 8 ROCKY MOUNT ACAD 3:15 p.m. Feb. 11 CARY CHRISTIAN 3:15 p.m. Feb. 15 EPIC Tourney (higher seed) Feb. 17 EPIC Semis (higher seed) Feb. 19 EPIC Finals (Parrott) Warren County EAGLES Nov. 19 GRANVILLE CENTRAL (Scrimmage) 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 @ N. Vance 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 @ Nash Central 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26 @ Weldon 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 @ S. Vance 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 N. VANCE 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 S. VANCE 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 @ Corinth Holders 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 PARK VIEW, Va. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 N. JOHNSTON 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30 @ J.F. Webb 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 @ NW Halifax 8:30 p.m. Jan. 5 R. RAPIDS 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7 FRANKLINTON 8:30 p.m. Jan. 10 @ Park View, Va. 7 p.m. Jan. 14 @ Louisburg 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 BUNN 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21 CORINTH HOLDERS 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 @ N. Johnston 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28 NW HALIFAX 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 @ Franklinton 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4 @ R. Rapids 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8 LOUISBURG 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 @ Bunn 8:30 p.m. Girls’ Basketball Nov. 19 GRANVILLE CENTRAL (Scrimmage) 6 p.m. Nov. 23 @ N. Vance 6 p.m. Nov. 26 @ Weldon 6 p.m. Nov. 30 @ S. Vance 6 p.m. Dec. 3 N. VANCE 6 p.m. Dec. 10 S. VANCE 6 p.m. Dec. 17 @ Corinth Holders 6 p.m. Dec. 21 N. JOHNSTON 7 p.m. Dec. 27 @ S. Granville Christmas Tourney Dec. 28 @ S. Granville Christmas Tourney Dec. 29 @ S. Granville Christmas Tourney Jan. 4 @ NW Halifax 7 p.m. Jan. 5 R. RAPIDS 7 p.m. Jan. 7 FRANKLINTON 7 p.m. Jan. 14 @ Louisburg 6 p.m. Jan. 18 BUNN 7 p.m. Jan. 21 CORINTH HOLDERS 6 p.m. Jan. 25 @ N. Johnston 7 p.m. Jan. 28 NW HALIFAX 6 p.m. Feb. 1 @ Franklinton 7 p.m. Feb. 4 @ R. Rapids 7 p.m. Feb. 8 LOUISBURG 6 p.m. Feb. 10 @ Bunn 7 p.m. JV Boys’ Basketball Nov. 16 @ Norlina Christian (Scrimmage) 5 p.m. Nov. 19 GRANVILLE CENTRAL (Scrimmage) 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22 KIPP PRIDE 6 p.m. Nov. 23 @ N. Vance 4:30 p.m. Nov. 26 4:30 p.m. @ Weldon Nov. 29 @ KIPP Pride 6 p.m. Nov. 30 @ S. Vance 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 N. VANCE 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10 S. VANCE Dec. 17 @ Corinth Holders Dec. 20 @ Norlina Christian Dec. 21 N. JOHNSTON Dec. 30 @ J.F. Webb Jan. 4 @ NW Halifax Jan. 5 R. RAPIDS Jan. 7 FRANKLINTON Jan. 14 @ Louisburg Jan. 18 BUNN Jan. 21 CORINTH HOLDERS Jan. 25 @ N. Johnston Jan. 28 NW HALIFAX Feb. 1 @ Franklinton Feb. 4 @ R. Rapids Feb. 8 LOUISBURG Feb. 10 @ Bunn 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. JV Girls’ Basketball Nov. 16 @ Norlina Christian (Scrimmage) 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24 @ Nash Central 6:15 p.m. Dec. 20 @ Norlina Christian 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21 N. JOHNSTON 4 p.m. Jan. 5 R. RAPIDS 4 p.m. Jan. 7 FRANKLINTON 4 p.m. Jan. 18 BUNN 4 p.m. Jan. 25 @ N. Johnston 4 p.m. Feb. 1 @ Franklinton 4 p.m. Feb. 4 @ R. Rapids 4 p.m. Feb. 10 @ Bunn 4 p.m. Nov. 18 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 @ Crossroads Christian 4:30 p.m. Vance-Granville VANGUARDS Boys’ Basketball Nov. 16 @ Franklin Acad 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 @ Freedom Christian 5 p.m. Nov. 22 @ Durham Acad 6:15 p.m. Dec. 2 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 5 p.m. Dec. 7 CAROLINA FRIENDS 6 p.m. Dec. 10 FRANKLIN ACAD 6 p.m. Dec. 17 O’NEAL SCHOOL 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7 HALIFAX ACAD 6 p.m. Jan. 10 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 11 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 14 ST. DAVID’S 6 p.m. Jan. 18 @ Parrott Acad 6 p.m. Jan. 21 @ Rocky Mount Acad 6 p.m. Boys’ Basketball JV Girls’ Basketball LOUISBURG ROCKY MOUNT PREP @ Warren Co. @ Brunswick, Va. ORANGE N. NASH @ Panther Creek Tourney @ Panther Creek Tourney @ N. Nash J.F. WEBB @ Cardinal Gibbons @ Chapel Hill N. VANCE @ J.F. Webb CARDINAL GIBBONS @ Orange CHAPEL HILL @ N. Vance Kerr-Vance SPARTANS JV Boys’ Basketball Nov. 23 Dec. 1 Dec. 3 Dec. 4 Dec. 7 Dec. 11 Dec. 14 Dec. 15 Dec. 27 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 25 Jan. 28 Feb. 1 Feb. 4 Feb. 8 Feb. 11 Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Dec. 10 Dec. 13 Dec. 15 Dec. 17 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Jan. 4 Jan. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 25 Jan. 28 Feb. 1 Feb. 4 Feb. 8 Feb. 11 Feb. 5 @ Louisburg College Feb. 9 @ Patrick Henry CC Feb. 11 @ Wake Tech Feb. 16 ROCKINGHAM CC Feb. 19 CATAWBA VALLEY CC Feb. 21 @ Johnston CC Feb. 23 LENOIR CC Feb. 26 @ Pitt CC 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. Victory Christian EAGLES Boys’ Basketball Nov. 16 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 30 Dec. 3 Dec. 7 Dec. 16 Jan. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 25 Feb. 4 CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 7 p.m. @ Liberty Tourney @ Liberty Tourney @ Norlina Christian 7 p.m. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. @ Emmanuel Christian 6:30 p.m. ROXBORO CHRISTIAN 6:30 p.m. CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. @ Heritage Christian 7:30 p.m. GARNETT CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. @ Cornerstone Christian 7:30 p.m. @ Roxboro Christian 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 @ Garnett Christian 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 NORLINA CHRISTIAN 7 p.m. Feb. 24 CAANC Tourney Feb. 25 CAANC Tourney Feb. 26 CAANC Tourney Girls’ Basketball Nov. 16 CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 @ Norlina Christian 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Dec. 7 @ Emmanuel Christian 5 p.m. Dec. 16 ROXBORO CHRISTIAN 5 p.m. Jan. 7 CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 14 @ Heritage Christian 6 p.m. Jan. 21 GARNETT CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 25 @ Cornerstone Christian 6 p.m. Feb. 4 @ Roxboro Christian 5 p.m. Feb. 7 @ Garnett Christian 6 p.m. Feb. 11 EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 5 p.m. Feb. 15 NORLINA CHRISTIAN 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 CAANC Tourney Feb. 25 CAANC Tourney Feb. 26 CAANC Tourney.