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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011

‘Linemen lead the way’ for promising Raiders Southern Vance returns 22 seniors, 16 starters

BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

How do you replace a 1,000yard rusher? With another one, of course. Southern Vance lost its star running back Nunu Henderson to graduation, but Bryan Person is more than capable and more than ready to replace him. Both players rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2010. Henderson was the go-to Raider back last year, but was forced to battle through injuries, leaving Person to carry the offense. “What he got more than anything last year, more than game experience, was game confidence and realized that when he does what he’s supposed to do, he’s a great player,� said Southern coach Mark Perry. Person, now a senior, was named the Carolina 3A Conference Preseason Player of the Year. “Bryan is going to have to tote most of the load this year and I think he’s ready to do it,� said Perry. And Person isn’t the only weapon in the Raider backfield. There’s the bruiser, Miller Allen, playing a fullback role with heavy blocking responsibilities, but also a receiving threat. Southern’s third-string back, Chris Henderson, got plenty of carries last year and looked impressive in the Pigskin Jamboree, shouldering most of the load with Person recovering from a twisted ankle. Creating the holes for the tal-

an end. Gregory was named to the Preseason All-High School OT First Team Defense. Gregory’s classmate, Reggie Hunter, returns as the team’s top tackler at middle linebacker. “Reggie plays four as good as anybody we’ve ever had,� said Perry. “Xavier has the speed. He moves laterally very well. That wingspan of his is also a big help. He’s got good reach out there. It’s hard to get away from him if he can get a hold of you.� How do you replace a threestar starting safety that was good enough to earn a scholarship to play in the ACC? You don’t. But Southern still has a talented cast of characters in the secondary to fill in, maybe sometimes by committee, for N.C. State’s Hakim Jones. Terrell Hope will sport Jones’ old No. 5 jersey and play his same safety position. Josh Young will line up at the other safety and Jamarcus Perry and Jahuan Riggs are among those vying for cornerback spots. Special teams were a concern last season, but Perry is hoping the addition of Mike Burns at kicker will help solve those issues. All totaled, Southern has 22 seniors, eight starters back on offense and eight on defense from last season’s team (7-6, 4-1) that finished second in the conference behind Cardinal Gibbons. The season ended with a close

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Southern Vance’s Bryan Person is tackled by a pair of Warren County defenders in this September 2010 file photo. ented stable of Raider backs is a veteran offensive line, stocked with four seniors and led by Jeremy Bullock. Perry said the crew even has tee shirts that read “Linemen lead the way.� “I wouldn’t be surprised if two or three of them end up playing on another level,� Perry said. “But that’s the heart and soul of our guys. They’re going to lead us. Whether we’re running or throwing the football, it all starts with them.� Devonte “D.D.� Henderson returns under center for Southern this year. Perry is confident in Henderson’s mobility, but thinks he has improved as a passer. “He got a lot of game experi-

ence at the varsity level last year and we kind of nursed him along,� said Perry. “We gradually eased him up to where he could handle and more open offense and he’s a little more adapted to that this year.� One of Henderson’s top targets will be Shaq LeMay, a slot tight end. “He’s a team leader and a charlie-hustle guy,� Perry said of LeMay. Other top threats will be Tyekwan Peace and Tyriek Branch. E.J. Miles, who was forced to sit out last year, will be eligible to practice the first week of September. Junior Xavier Gregory returns to anchor the defensive line on

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Southern Vance’s Reggie Hunter tackles a Cardinal Gibbons player from behind in this October 2010 file photo.

loss in the second round of the state playoffs to a good Havelock team. “Hopefully that leadership will take over and that playoff experience from last year will come in,� said Perry. “Maybe the kids have a taste of getting into that second round and how much it hurt when they lost, use it to a positive advantage.� “Obviously the first goal you have is to get yourself in position to qualify for the playoffs,� Perry added. “The second goal after that is looking for a conference championship and keeping that record good enough so we can play some games at home.� Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

Uncertainty abound as Eagles look to bounce back them. Assistant coach Waverly Jackson, now the interim coach, feels the same and aims to continue what Powell started. The defensive coordinator, Rick Alexander, claims he was cut loose from the program, although it was initially reported that he had resigned. Jackson brings a defensive background to the program as a former defensive linemen for Virginia Tech and later in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts. Jackson retired from the NFL in 2004. Jackson previously served as the head coach for Park View High School in Virginia for six years before joining the Warren County program last year. He said he’ll rely on former

BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

72-0. Just one score, one loss, one game — against an outstanding team in Roanoke Rapids. But that score says a lot about Warren County’s 0-11 season in 2010 and second-year head coach Steve Powell knows it — or rather, he KNEW it. Three days before the Eagles were slated to open the season, Powell resigned. The circumstances surrounding his departure had not been made clear before this special section was printed. Powell wanted his Eagles to remember that game against Roanoke Rapids and play with a chip on their shoulders. They watched � ickin er L en g n i “F Chick y Dail ade� ts m sser e m “Ho s & De uit Bisc my� “YumMeals Kids

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Vikings flying under the radar in ‘11 BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

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J.F. Webb’s Chris Billups looks for running room against South Johnston in this November 2010 file photo.

‘Big-gun’ Billups leads Warriors BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

“When you have a big gun, you better shoot it.� J.F. Webb’s big gun is Chris Billups, returning to the Warrior backfield after rushing for 1,200 yards last season. “When you have a 1,200-yard back — it’s like they always say, ‘When you have a big gun, you better shoot it,’� said Webb coach Brian Currin. Currin may have his big gun back, but he won’t have the same caliber bullets he had on the offensive line last year. Jordan Downey is the only returning starter from the offensive line. But that won’t stop Currin from keeping his same, pound it down the opponents’ throat mentality. “We want to be a power team,� he said. This year, the Warriors will rely more on zone option and power option. “We’ve got to have the assignments right,� Currin said. Billups got close to 20 carries every game last year and Currin expects to see much of the same this year. When he’s not toting the rock, returning slot-backs Anthony McKinney and Hosea Gibson will contribute. “This year, I think they’re going to be bet-

ter when they get their touches,� the coach said. Currin says his team has plenty of overall offensive speed. They will have to adjust to the absence of graduated all-conference receiver Darquis Thomas. “It’s not that we don’t have talent, we just have to fix the mistakes,� Currin said. Another key returner on the Warrior offense will be quarterback Tre Harris. Harris, much like Joel Adcock of two years ago, is powerful and will be a run-first quarterback. Harris was sidelined for almost all of 2010 after suffering an injury in the second game of the season at Person. In preseason scrimmages, Webb has suffered a few injuries, but Currin expects to be close to healthy by Game 1. The Warrior defense also entered the preseason depleted, returning only four starters, three in the secondary and one on the defensive line. The d-line returner is Larry Hester, who started every game last year. Two all-conference-level players in safety Jeffery Bumpass and cornerback Tevin White should anchor the defensive backfield. “They understand the scheme and what it takes to win,� said Currin. PLEASE SEE WEBB, PAGE 4

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“Do something every day to get better.� That’s what Darian Harris is trying to instill in his Northern Vance football players. “We try to do something every day where they are competing because in life, you’re going to compete with people,� said Harris. “So when you leave the field at the end of the day, you can say, ‘What did I do to get better?’� Harris might be also be saying, “Where did all my players go?� The second-year head coach lost “16 or 17� seniors from last season’s team that just missed out on the playoffs, finishing 4-7 (1-4). “And they all played an instrumental role in our season last year,� Harris said. “So it’s a big hit for us.� Northern returns only three defensive starters and two on offense, but Harris said a number of returning backups did get plenty of game time in 2010. “We’ve had an offseason together. I’ve gotten to know the players, the community a little bit,� said Harris. “I think you’ll see a much better performance from the team and the program this season.� In particular, Harris is expecting more consistency on offense. Northern never could quite settle on a quarterback last season and early on in 2011, the battle has been narrowed down to two: sophomore Matt McCutcheon and senior Larry Champion. “It’s still undecided. Both guys will get reps in our scrimmages,� Harris said last week. McCutcheon was the starting signal caller on the junior varsity team last year and Champion spent a majority of his time on the defensive side of the ball. The primary threat for whichever player lands the job will be Tyquan Bryant, a former QB in his own right. “He’s a more natural receiver than quarterback,� said Harris. “He’s going to have a great season. He’s had a great summer, a great offseason.

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Tommy Farmer inherits loaded Spartan soccer squad BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Mitchell takes over at goalkeeper; Doyle, Dickerson, Smith all return for Kerr-Vance

Last season, Kerr-Vance could have made a strong case to be classified as the best soccer team in the area. In fact, the Spartans were head and shoulders above the other local teams with possibly the exception of J.F. Webb. There’s a good chance this year won’t be much different, but how will KVA measure up in the competitive 2A Eastern Plains Independent Conference? Three of the Spartans’ four all-conference selections from a season ago are returning minus DAILY DISPATCH/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE defender Chris Frampton, Kerr-Vance’s Brandon Dickerson prepares to kick the ball in who graduated. this September 2010 file photo. Brandon Dickerson, Darren Doyle and Dallas Smith are all back. Even ous head coaching stint Farmer played the better? None of them are with KVA’s varsity team beautiful game in college seniors. from 2003-2005. He’s also at North Carolina WesKVA’s head coach is not coached the JV’s. but last leyan and began coaching back. year Farmer didn’t have a at Vance High, where Tommy Farmer, a longteam. he’s served as both a head time coaching veteran of He certainly inherited coach and an assistant. Vance County soccer, has a fully-stocked cupboard This isn’t his first goassumed head coaching around on Vance Academy from Frampton. Dickerson duties. Road. Farmer had a previ- and Doyle, both juniors,

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FROM PAGE 3 The best news for Webb might be how successful the junior varsity team was last year. The JV Warriors posted an undefeated season. All three linebackers for varsity this year (Christian Tilley, Bryan Smith, Rufus Terry) are coming up from JV. “They all like to hit. They all like to run. They’re football guys,� Currin said. The Warriors had a solid season in 2010, finishing 6-6 overall with a 3-2 conference record, one game behind Southern Vance. They were overmatched in their first-round playoff loss to a super-talented

EAGLES, FROM PAGE 2

had speed. But we have more speed than we had last year. And we have great skills.� Warren County has plenty of room to improve its offense. The Eagles surpassed 10 points in a game only twice last season and were shut out five times. Powell had a new tripleoption style offense in place. Jackson wasn’t clear on what the new-look Eagles would be running — or if there would be a new look. He wants to “try to put a program together the kids can handle and be successful in.� Powell said he had “three and a half� quarterbacks. Last year’s starter Markell Pitchford, sophomore Kalen Evans and freshman Kendrick Wilkins make up the three. The half Powell is referring to is Phillip Bailey, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound running back who was not eligible to play last season. “He’s a difference maker. You have to account for a big back that can run,� Powell said. “Phillip is a beast. He’s strong. He’s smart. He’s a leader. He has great hands, so he’ll be in the passing routes as well.� Powell was hoping the attention Bailey requires will free up receiver Derrick Robinson, who often drew double coverage a

South Johnston team. Currin feels like the conference is completely up for grabs this time around. “Some people around the state say our conference wasn’t very good,� he said. “Top to bottom, our conference is right there with any other 3A conference in the state.� “Cardinal Gibbons has a new coach. Southern Vance is always talented and well-coached,� Currin added. “Northern Vance is talented. They will be much improved and they have a good coach. “ Orange and their record in the past, they are always good. Everybody can beat everybody else. Somebody is going to have to knock Cardinal Gibbons off. Until they lose, they are still the conference champions.� season ago. Powell also expected Bailey to draw the attention of college teams as the season goes on. One of the coach’s offensive lineman, 6-foot-1, 275-pound Justin Williams, already is. Powell said he had received close to 20 inquiries about the guard. “He’s a hard-nosed, hardcore, quality offensive lineman. He’s just a quality kid,� said Powell. Bailey Bailey will also serve as inside linebacker on defense, where the secondary is expected to be the strength. “Our secondary can score,� said Powell. “If any of those guys pick it off, they can all score. They cover well. They know the defense. They’ve been coached well.� A.J. Silver will lead the Eagles at cornerback and will be joined at safety by Kenneth Kennerly, another player Powell has high expectations for. Warren County will have 33 players on varsity this year and will also field a junior varsity team. Roanoke Rapids (112) was unbeaten in the Northern Carolina 2A Conference in 2010, followed by Bunn (11-3, 5-1) and North Johnston (9-3, 4-2). Roanoke Rapids’ only two losses came to 2A state champion Tarboro.

should shine as the two biggest offensive threats. Both have a nose for the goal and early on in the season, Doyle, a native of Ireland, has been showcasing his ability to set up his teammates. Dickerson scored close to 30 goals in 2010. “They both have strong legs,� said Farmer. “Darren can shoot from anywhere. He’s very fast, good skills. Brandon is also very tall and a good target.� Farmer’s 2-3-2-3 formation is slightly unorthodox, but the coach likes how it suits his players. Wyatt Evans and Luke Pegram will mark the back line (2). The next wave of players includes Hayes Griggs out on the left, Dallas Smith in the middle and Northern Vance transfer Jake Ruggles on the right (3). The dynamic duo of Dickerson and Doyle are the attacking midfielders

(2). George Hoyle, Mark Falkner and Franklin Irvin/Dylan Marshburn are the forwards up top (3). Farmer called Falkner “quick as a cat.� Marshburn didn’t play last season, but brings speed to the team. Early on, he’s also shown the ability to find the back of the net. The most important player could end up being the goalkeeper Chris Mitchell. Mitchell played outfield last season, deferring to Ric Davis. This year, the net is all Mitchell’s. “He has a lot of experience. He’s interested in going to the next level,� Farmer said of the keeper. “He’s got a lot of leadership. He’s got good technique, good leg strength. He’s real savvy with putting the ball in play. We’ll pass the ball back to him and rely on him to distribute.�

Pigskin Pickin’ Football Contest 2011

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Kerr-Vance’s Darren Doyle knocks the ball out of the air in this September 2010 file photo.

How good KVA can be may, at least in the win/ loss column may just depend on how good the conference is — and how deep 2A proves to be this year. The Spartans finished 13-11-1 (4-4) last season, good enough for third place. The No. 2 team St. David’s of Raleigh earned a No. 4 seed in 2A and the league winner, Cary Christian, was a two-seed. KVA, a No. 9, went down in the first round of the state tourney.

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fall schedules (Cont’d on back page)

Crossroads COLTS Girls’ Tennis

Aug. 29 @ Cary Christian 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30 GRACE CHRISTIAN-RALEIGH 5 p.m. Sept. 2 WAYNE CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. Sept. 6 @ Kerr-Vance 4 p.m. Sept. 22 TRINITY OF RALEIGH 4 p.m. Sept. 30 CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. Oct. 14 CCC Championships

Volleyball

Aug. 16 N. VANCE 5:15 p.m. Aug. 19 @ Northwood Temple 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 WARREN CO. 5:15 p.m. Aug. 26 CRESSET CHRISTIAN 5:15 p.m. Aug. 30 GRACE CHRISTIAN-RALEIGH 5:15 p.m. Sept. 1 @ Kerr-Vance 5:15 p.m. Sept. 2 WAYNE CHRISTIAN 5:15 p.m. Sept. 9 @ Community Christian 5:15 p.m. Sept. 12 WORD OF GOD 5:15 p.m. Sept. 13 @ Grace Christian-Sanford 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 @ N. Vance 5 p.m. Sept. 22 TRINITY OF RALEIGH 5:15 p.m. Sept. 23 @ Trinity of Durham Tourney

S. Vance Football

Sept. 24 @ Trinity of Durham Tourney Sept. 26 @ Word of God 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN 5:15 p.m. Oct. 3 @ Warren Co. 5:15 p.m. Oct. 6 GRACE CHRISTIAN-SANFORD 5:15 p.m. Oct. 10 CCC tourney play-in Oct. 11 CCC Quarterfinals Oct. 13 CCC Semifinals Oct. 14 CCC Finals

JV Volleyball

Aug. 16 N. VANCE 4 p.m. Aug. 19 @ Northwood Temple 4 p.m. Aug. 22 WARREN CO. 4 p.m. Aug. 26 CRESSET CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. Aug. 30 GRACE CHRISTIAN-RALEIGH 4 p.m. Sept. 1 @ Kerr-Vance 4 p.m. Sept. 2 WAYNE CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. Sept. 9 @ Community Christian 4 p.m. Sept. 13 @ Grace Christian-Sanford 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19 @ N. Vance 4 p.m. Sept. 22 TRINITY OF RALEIGH 4 p.m. Sept. 30 CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. Oct. 3 @ Warren Co. 4 p.m.

J.F. Webb WARRIORS

Front row (L to R): Glenn Jones, Tyriek Branch, Josh Young, Terell Hope, Tyekwon Peace, Malik Robinson, Jamarcus Perry, Devonte Henderson and Jahun Ricks; second row: Cameron Evans, Bryan Person, Chris Henderson, Miles Clifton, Donald Lewis, Xavier Gregory, Miller Allen, J’Quan Yancey, Reggie Hunter and C.J. Henderson; third row: James Alston, Travis Adcock, Davante Oakley, Charlie Kersey, Darrian Cooper, Xavier Fields, Olajuwan Talley, Taheed Evans, Jeremy Bullock, Jaquez Bullock and Anthony Jennings; fourth row: Shaq LeMay, Eric Person and William Holden; back row: trainer Shannon Warlop, asst. coach David Jennings, head coach Mark Perry, asst. coach Rudy Turner, asst. coach A.V. Richards, asst. coach Darry Ragland and asst. coach Lewis Young. Not pictured are Mike Burns and Justin Davis.

Cross Country

Aug. 30 @ Person Co. 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8 GRANVILLE CENTRAL 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 @ Granville Co. Championships 4 p.m. Sept. 19 @ Franklinton 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 @ Orange 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 GRANVILLE CO. CHAMPIONSHIPS 4 p.m. Sept. 27 @ Cardinal Gibbons 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 @ S. Granville 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 S. VANCE/CHAPEL HILL 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 @ S. Vance 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 @ Carolina 3A Meet (CH) 3 p.m.

Football

Aug. 19 Aug. 25 Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28

BURL WILLIAMS @ Person Co. S. GRANVILLE @ Franklinton GRANVILLE CENTRAL HP ANDREWS @ S. Vance @ Orange CHAPEL HILL @ N. Vance CARDINAL GIBBONS

7:30 p.m. 7 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.

Soccer

Aug. 8 GRANVILLE CENTRAL (scrimmage) 6 p.m. Aug. 10 @ Louisburg (scrimmage) 6 p.m. Aug. 15 OXFORD FAMILY PHYSICIANS TOURNEY Aug. 16 OXFORD FAMILY PHYSICIANS TOURNEY Aug. 18 OXFORD FAMILY PHYSICIANS TOURNEY Aug. 23 GRANVILLE CENTRAL 6 p.m. Aug. 24 @ R. Rapids 6 p.m. Aug. 25 @ Voyager Academy 5 p.m. Aug. 26 @ Person Co. 6 p.m. Aug. 31 @ S. Granville 6 p.m. Sept. 5 @ Granville Central 6 p.m. Sept. 7 @ Bunn 4:30 p.m. Sept. 9 PERSON CO. 6 p.m. Sept. 12 @ Rocky Mount 5 p.m. Sept. 15 BUNN 6 p.m. Sept. 22 S. GRANVILLE 6 p.m. Sept. 26 @ S. Vance 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 @ Orange 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 CHAPEL HILL 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 @ N. Vance 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 CARDINAL GIBBONS 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 S. VANCE 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 ORANGE 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 @ Chapel Hill 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 N. VANCE 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 @ Cardinal Gibbons 6:30 p.m.

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Front row (L to R): Desmund Peterson, Tyquan Bryant, Anthony Davis, Tray Elam, Armani Williams, Travon Scott and John Nelson III; second row: Matthew McCutcheon, Kenny Burton, Larry Champion, Tra Evans, Ben Stewart, Devin Anderson, Curtis Thompson and Joseph Mitchell; back row: asst. coach Terry Lambert, Cordarris Wright, Montel Clark, Jermon Hargrove, D.J. Casto, Gray Parrish, Preston Ellis, Raymond West and head coach Darian Harris. Not pictured are Dominique Hodge, Javonte Champ, Trey Small, Adrian Terry, Darion Anderson, Keeshawn Hargrove and Chris Floyd.

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@ Person Co. PERSON CO. S. VANCE S. GRANVILLE @ Orange CHAPEL HILL @ S. Granville @ N. Vance CARDINAL GIBBONS @ S. Vance ORANGE @ Chapel Hill N. VANCE @ Franklinton @ Cardinal Gibbons

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HILLSIDE (scrimmage) WARREN CO. @ Granville Central S. GRANVILLE GRANVILLE CENTRAL @ Warren Co. @ Person Co. @ S. Granville N. DURHAM RIVERSIDE PERSON CO. @ Bartlett Yancey S. VANCE ORANGE @ Chapel Hill N. VANCE @ Cardinal Gibbons @ S. Vance BARTLETT YANCEY @ Orange CHAPEL HILL @ N. Vance CARDINAL GIBBONS

JV Football

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JV Soccer

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@ Orange CHAPEL HILL CARDINAL GIBBONS ORANGE @ Chapel Hill @ Cardinal Gibbons

JV Volleyball

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HILLSIDE (scrimmage) WARREN CO. @ Granville Central S. GRANVILLE GRANVILLE CENTRAL @ Warren Co. @ Person Co. @ S. Granville N. DURHAM RIVERSIDE PERSON CO. @ Bartlett Yancey S. VANCE ORANGE @ Chapel Hill N. VANCE @ Cardinal Gibbons @ S. Vance BARTLETT YANCEY @ Orange CHAPEL HILL @ N. Vance CARDINAL GIBBONS

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Warren Co. EAGLES Cross Country

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@ R. Rapids @ N. Johnston @ Corinth Holders @ Franklinton @ Bunn @ NW Halifax @ Louisburg FRANKLINTON

Football

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KIPP PRIDE @ Carrboro S. VANCE @ Weldon R. RAPIDS @ N. Johnston BUNN (HC) @ Louisburg NW HALIFAX @ Corinth Holders FRANKLINTON

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Warren Co. Football Front row (L to R): James Clark, Lamont Hicks, Ronald Kennerly, Markell Pitchford, Elzia Silver, Tywayne Timmons, Jamal Jones, Jaquan Banks and Wayne Timmons; second row: Taquon Carroll, Davonte Hargrove, Kendrick Wilkins, ShaJuan Ervin, Jaquan Jones, Ceasar Ryan, Jarred Wood and Stephon Alston; third row: Kenneth Kearney, Chris Privett, Kaelan Evans, George Burnett John Sidbern and Bruce Wharton Jr.; fourth row: Tyler Schlafer, Marcus Rose, Justin Williams, Brandon Hunt, Darius Jones, Michael Morgan and manager James Wood; back row: Derrick Robinson, Brandon Hargrove, Clyde Jones, Fernando Daniels, Phillip Bailey, Rakeem Champ and Dennis Waddell.

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This year’s cover concept was a collaborative effort on the part of myself and Ashley Ayscue. The photography and design was all in Mr Ayscue’s hands and he did not disappoint. Southern Vance football coach Mark Perry is hoping his cover athletes (Shaq LeMay, Xaxier Gregory, Reggie Hunter, Bryan Person) don’t disappoint. And with all of that talent, don’t bet on that happening. Northern Vance’s Tray Elam, J.F. Webb’s Chris Billups and Warren County’s Davonte Hargrove are also featured. Special thanks to: Again to Ashley Ayscue for all of his hard work, Earl King for his photos, former Sports Editor Eric Robinson for his guidance and work on the section, and Features Editor Dylan Wilson for filling in wherever and whenever he was needed. And of course, the content wouldn’t be possible without the cooperation of the AD’s, coaches and players. -- Sports Editor Kellen Holtzman

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@ KIPP Pride @ Nash Central NASH CENTRAL BUNN CORINTH HOLDERS @ N. Johnston KIPP PRIDE @ Franklinton @ R. Rapids LOUISBURG @ Bunn @ Corinth Holders N. JOHNSTON FRANKLINTON R. RAPIDS @ Louisburg

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Aug. 23 J.F. WEBB Aug. 24 N. VANCE Aug. 29 @ Halifax Acad Aug. 30 BUNN Sept. 1 CORINTH HOLDERS Sept. 6 @ N. Johnston Sept. 7 S. VANCE Sept. 8 NW HALIFAX Sept. 13 @ Franklinton Sept. 14 @ N. Vance Sept. 15 @ R. Rapids Sept. 19 GRANVILLE CENTRAL Sept. 20 LOUISBURG Sept. 22 @ Bunn Sept. 26 @ Granville Central Sept. 27 @ Corinth Holders Sept. 29 N. JOHNSTON Oct. 3 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN Oct. 4 @ NW Halifax Oct. 6 FRANKLINTON Oct. 10 @ Norlina Christian Oct. 11 R. RAPIDS Oct. 13 @ Louisburg

JV Football

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@ S. Vance WELDON @ R. Rapids N. JOHNSTON @ Bunn LOUISBURG @ NW Halifax CORINTH HOLDERS @ Franklinton

JV Volleyball

Aug. 15 @ J.F. Webb Aug. 16 @ S. Vance Aug. 19 HALIFAX ACAD Aug. 22 @ Crossroads Christian Aug. 23 J.F. WEBB Aug. 24 N. VANCE Aug. 29 @ Halifax Acad Aug. 30 BUNN Sept. 1 CORINTH HOLDERS Sept. 6 @ N. Johnston Sept. 7 S. VANCE Sept. 8 NORLINA CHRISTIAN Sept. 13 @ Franklinton Sept. 14 @ N. Vance Sept. 15 @ R. Rapids Sept. 19 GRANVILLE CENTRAL Sept. 20 LOUISBURG Sept. 22 @ Bunn Sept. 26 @ Granville Central Sept. 27 @ Corinth Holders Sept. 29 N. JOHNSTON Oct. 3 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN Oct. 6 FRANKLINTON Oct. 10 @ Norlina Christian Oct. 11 R. RAPIDS Oct. 13 @ Louisburg

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011

Hicks era ends at Northern; Razvan regime begins BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Northern Vance soccer won’t quite seem the same this season, but the keys to the program do rest in familiar hands. Razvan Tegean will replace longtime fixture on the Vikings sideline, Northern Athletic Director David Hicks. Hicks has been involved with soccer in the area since the late 1980s, but was forced to step down after the Vance County school board’s decision to no longer let AD’s coach. Tegean served as Hicks’ assistant for the last four seasons. There may be a drop off in coaching experience, but the Romania native is no stranger to the beautiful game. He followed in his father’s footsteps, playing professionally in Romania for CFR Cluj. Cluj qualified for the 2010-2011 Champions League, playing in the same group as world power Bayern Munich of Germany and Italy’s Roma. Tegean began playing professionally at 17, maintaining an eight-year career with two Romanian clubs. His father also served as a head coach in the Romanian first division.

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Northern Vance’s Ethan Byrom prepares to kick the ball upfield against J.F. Webb in this October 2010 file photo.

Tegean followed his wife, a teacher at Northern, to the area. Tegean himself is a physical education teacher Tegean at L.B. Yancey Elementary. Tegean said Hicks has been like “family” to him. “I’ve really enjoyed and still enjoy working with him,” he said. “He’s a great person,

coach, teacher, friend. He was like family for me, just because we don’t have any family here. All of our family is back in Romania. As much as I enjoy being a head coach, I’m sorry that he’s not next to me.” Tegean has plenty of work to do. The Vikings lost five seniors from last season and over the past two years, a total of 12 players. On the bright side, Northern does return 11 players and will feature seven rookie players, six

of which are freshman. “That’s going to give you a good start, thinking long term and building a team,” Tegean said. Brandon Aycock, a right back, and Colton Floyd, a midfielder, are the only seniors. Tegean said he isn’t expecting miracles, but does want an improvement from last season when the Vikes finished fifth in the conference standings. The new head coach said he will adjust his style of play judging by the opponent on the pitch, but as a former striker, he admits he wants the team pushing forward. “My big thing was to score goals,” said Tegean. “I think that’s probably the cherry on top of the cake in this sport, everything that we’re working and creating is going to end up scoring.” Junior Barrett Johnson is the frontrunner early on to replace Will Cooper in the net. Joining Aycock on defense will be Ethan Byrom, Cody Mitchell, and Chris Pendergrass. Nick Sharpe, Sam Long, Jake Wiggins, Clayton Harris, Blake manning, and Tyler Manning will patrol the midfield.

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Northern Vance’s Raymond West heads the ball in this October 2010 file photo. The strike force: Joseph Sharpe, Reed Kimbrell, Luke Trull, Raymond West, and Jamel Seward. The likely culprits (Cardinal Gibbons, Chapel Hill, Orange) should be dangerous in the conference while J.F. Webb also returns some experienced talent. That’s not stopping Tegean from setting his sights high. “We’re going to try our best to change it this year,” he said of the league standings. “We’re going to try really hard for that fourth spot to take us to playoffs.”

Warren County soccer looking for more offense BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Warren County’s soccer team has something that makes it stand out from the other teams in the Northern Carolina 2A Conference: girls. The Eagles will be a coed team again this year featuring five females. Warren County is the only team in the league that plays with both boys and girls.

The leader of that bunch is Brooke Sikes, a starting left winger. First-year head coach Ryan Kapa says Sikes King is “being recruited by several schools.” “Not only a strong foot, but good assistant leadership to our

captains,” Kapa said of Sikes. “She’s not afraid to help tell kids what to do if they’re doing something wrong.” With no girls’ team to play on, Sikes is making the most of her opportunity. “I think they look at her as a stronger player,” Kapa said of college teams. “She’s competing against all-guy teams. It brings a strong sense of competition for her. She’s always ready to

go.” Warren County lost only one senior from last season and Kapa is confident in the team’s defense and goalkeeper Bryan Hoadley. Hamilton King returns as the team’s leading scorer and will be joined up top by fellow junior Ethan Frazier. Zach Evans will captain the defense as a senior leader. Kapa is expecting Roanoke

Rapids, North Johnston and Corinth Holders to be the class of the conference. The goal for his team: “To build upon an offense that was relatively young last year and see an increase in goals, definitely. To continue our strong teamwork and see people step up as new leaders.” Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

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Raider runners want some magic BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Two years ago, Southern Vance cross country coach Michael Bean had only five runners at the first meet of the season. This year, he’ll have 14, despite losing 10 runners to graduation. The Southern team is made up of seven boys and seven girls, the most the Raiders have ever had going into the season. For the girls, Taylor Stanton and Jessica Fairley will be two of the key returners. “The ones I really want to keep an eye on are Kaylan Hoyle and Samantha Patrick,” said Bean. “Samantha was one of my top runners last year, so I’m really looking forward to

seeing what she can do.” Recruiting multi-sport athletes like Hoyle and Patrick has become Bean’s bread and butter. “That’s kind of how I trick them into doing it,” Bean joked. “The kids that do it seem to genuinely enjoy it,” Bean added. “The kids I have seem to enjoy the running and I think that’s the important thing.” Bean said the girls’ team has a chance at breaking the school record for wins. On the boys’ side, Ian Metcalf and Jonathan Maddox will lead the way. Maddox is the top returning male runner. “With Jonathan Maddox, Ian and Kyle, I’m hoping between those three, we can make a little bit of magic happen,” Bean said.

Bright future for KVA CC girls Kerr-Vance’s cross country team will feature eight girls and three boys this season. Coach Courtney Nutter said the program has been “up and down” as far as numbers go. Two years ago, the team had 17 boys on the roster. Nutter did say the girls’ team is stronger than it has ever been. The team has no seniors. One of the leaders will be freshman Addison Mabry — but she is no rookie, but rather a veteran of the program. “She has a great future ahead of her,” said Nutter. Nutter is also expecting big things out of Kayla Holder, an eighth grader and Britney Lopez, a junior. She also expects seventh grader Carrington Matias to contribute. Nutter said Lopez is a “very dedicated runner” and that “running is her passion.” Nutter added that she often looks to the girls she coaches in cheerleading to help field the team, but some girls on the squad do consider running their “No. 1 sport.” The boys need two more runners to be able to compete as a team. Cody Huber, Anthony Montone and Piers Tooley are the current three on the roster.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011

Dynamic trio returns for Webb Elliott, Pruitt, Hill are back for hungry Warriors BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

“Back with a vengeance.” Expect that to be the battle cry for J.F. Webb soccer in 2011. The Warriors’ season ended in heartbreak and heroics last year. The heroics: Goalkeeper Shea Stepusin played out of his mind against top-seed Northern Guilford in the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs, stopping shots left and right. Coach Allie Urbanski estimated the senior made around 30 saves for the No. 4 Warriors. “He was an absolute beast,” Urbanski said after the game. “I’ve never seen a high school goalie play like that. I don’t think a professional goalie could have played any better.” Stepusin helped keep his team in the game as a Stephen Hill goal had the Oxford bunch up a score for most of the game. Then came the heartbreak: After letting the game flow all along, the referee pointed to the penalty spot with just over three seconds left in the match. Northern Guilford converted and sent the game to extra time, where it added two goals to win and advance to the second round. “That is still so fresh in their minds,” said Urbanski. “It’s almost like they’re continuing last season and coming back with a vengeance.” And the Warriors have just the group do it with. Stepusin won’t be in the net, but the dynamic attacking senior triumvirate of Andrew Pruitt, Alex Elliott and Hill are back and poised for success. “They’ve been playing together since middle school. The

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J.F. Webb’s Alex Elliott self-passes the ball around the Northern Vance keeper in this October 2010 file photo.

three of them have so much chemistry,” said Urbanski. Pruitt is the midfield maestro, orchestrating the flow of the attack. Hill and Elliott are quick and polished finishers and will score the bulk of the team’s goals. “He (Alex) and Stephen are very compatible. They’re always expecting great things,” said Urbanski. The other seniors are Grant Parrott and James Chavis. Webb lost three seniors from last season as well as exchange student and defensive player Eskender Khayserov. The biggest question mark will likely be placed on the back line and the goal. Urbanski is especially optimistic about what freshman defenders Luke Wheless and Timmy Smith bring.

Transfer Brandon Frazier is also in the defensive mix and Brandon Isley is slated to be goalkeeper. “He’s got good instincts,” Urbanski said of Isley. “He’s a good leader, he talks a lot. He’s good at directing the back line.” Urbanski says if Webb’s “going to do it, this is going to be the year.” But what exactly is “it?” “I think second or third is definitely a possibility. It’s a tough conference, but this team looks pretty good,” said Urbanski. “I think just to improve on our record from last year. I think it’s realistic to expect to beat Orange in both games and give Chapel Hill and Cardinal Gibbons a run for their money.” Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

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FALL SPORTS

THE DAILY DISPATCH

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011

Warren Co. v-ball determined to make state’s what it takes to make it in. The Eagles lost five seniors from last season, but have a strong corps of players returning with experience. “Obviously, Bunn, North Johnston, Roanoke Rapids are always tough,” Thompson said. “I feel like we have a

BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Wanda Thompson and her Warren County volleyball team want the state playoffs. They just missed out last season and Thompson, entering her fourth year as coach, is hoping this crop of Eagles has

good group. We have some good, solid players that Satterfield some of them have started since they were

a freshman. So I feel like we should do well this year and compete for the championship.” Leading the way for the Eagles will be seniors Leigh Anne Satterfield, Bridgett Allen, Jennifer Quick, and Kelsey Roberson. Thompson called Satterfield and Brit-

tany Harmon “excellent” setters. Allen will be a welcomed addition at attacker after returning from shoulder surgery. Thompson also cited Roberson and Teja Kennerly for their offensive play. Thompson added that she is looking for fresh-

man Alyssa Wilkins to provide a strong presence at the net. “It seems like we’re starting to put it together,” Thompson said of the team overall. “We’re leaving certain parts of the floor too open. We have to move just a little bit better. But I think we are going to be okay.”

Southern Vance netters move to rebuilding season BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Southern Vance tennis coach Mike Bertner lost seven seniors from a good team. He admits they need to rebuild,

but wants the team to “play hard and do the best possible.” Morgan Richardson, Jametrice Glover and Alexandra Bercik are battling it our for the top spots. The Raiders do have two JV returners on what Bertner calls a

“spirited squad.” “I’m excited for another season. I’m excited to have a good one,” said Bertner. Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

Matthews enters 2nd year at V. Christian BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Entering her second season as head volleyball coach at Victory Christian, Rebecca Matthews has three returning starters. Priscilla Nobles, Stephanie Matthews and

Amy-Jo Hissong are all returning veterans for Matthews. The Eagles lost two seniors from last year, Brooke Loughlin and Megan Stell. Victory had a solid season last year and Matthews is hoping for another one.

“My expectation is to take it all if the girls play with the heart and desire that I see in practice,” said Matthews. Allison Stell, Kayla Padgett and Taylor Alston have looked good setting so far as Matthews continues to feel out who is going where on the floor.

Big season expected for Crusader volleyball BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Coach J.D. Wright is striving for excellence at Norlina Christian. If he doesn’t quite get there, he knows his volleyball team will be “very good” at the least. The Crusaders were a good team last season, finishing up with a mark of 10-6. “I’m not expecting any less out of them this year to be honest with you,” said Wright.

They lost only one senior and one other player who isn’t participating. The junior varsity team has four girls who have never played an organized game, but the varsity girls are seasoned. “I’m expecting a decent JV team. My varsity, I’m expecting to be excellent,” said Wright. Norlina has three seniors: Holly Eatmon, Anna Davis and Bridgett Matthews. Eatmon and Davis are the Crusaders’ two setters.

“I dare say Holly is the best player I’ve had in quite awhile,” Wright said. “She does set, but she can spike well. She does it all. I use her often to show how it’s supposed to be done.” Deja Palmer, Anna Britt Harty, Taylor Eatmon, Laura Mosley, and Molly Harty round out the team. Wright’s goals for the season? “To win every game,” he said with a chuckle. “We play some good, good teams, but I’m expecting to be very good.”

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N.V. volleyball making adjustments BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

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Southern Vanceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kiyanna Kearney blocks a punch spike from a Louisburg player in this September 2010 file photo.

Super sophomores for Raider v-ball BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Last season was a season to forget for Southern Vance volleyball. After a deep playoff run in 2009, the youthful Raiders managed only two wins. Southern is youthful again this year, but coach Tracey Turner said this is a completely different team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really picking up almost five chapters ahead of where they started last year,â&#x20AC;? said Turner. Turner said more girls are playing Junior Olympic and â&#x20AC;&#x153;you can see the growth.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m watching a team transition so much better,â&#x20AC;? Turner added. Amber Edwards and Meredith Moore are the only returning seniors. Edward is a senior setter while freshman Bryanna Simmons is expected to contribute heavily. Southernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s softball squad isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only team on campus with its future resting squarely on Megan Hight and Kiyanna Kearney. Hight and Kearney are standout volleyball players too, coming off of successful freshman campaigns. Kearney is returning from a fractured wrist suffered while playing with the Henderson/Vance AllStar softball team, but Turner said she is good to go and is establishing herself as the go-to person. Turner said Hightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success on the softball diamond could propel her to a better sophomore season on the hardwood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really grown,â&#x20AC;? said Turner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more vocal, leading the team on and off the court.â&#x20AC;? As usual, Cardinal Gibbons and Chapel Hill are the conference favorites. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to fight real hard just to finish third. And that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean you had a bad season,â&#x20AC;? said Turner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being No. 1 in this conference means something different.â&#x20AC;?

If April Abbott guides Northern Vance volleyball to a second straight state playoff berth, it will be with a much different looking group than she had last season. Six seniors graduated from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad that finished fourth in the Carolina 3A standings in Abbottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first season as coach. The team bowed out in the first round of the playoffs. Reigning Daily Dispatch Player of the Year Hannah Thompson will be the most difficult player to replace from last season. Thompson, an attacking force for the Vikes, will play libero at N.C. State this season. Edwards, Elliott and Abbott are the only returning starters. Abbott will benefit from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successful junior varsity season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that the ones that came up from JV last year are going to be able to bring something for us when their time comes,â&#x20AC;? Abbott said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year is going to be different because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m

trying to separate it: our hitters versus our passers,â&#x20AC;? Abbott added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not trying to let someone who has better ball control stay in one position, so we can move some stuff up.â&#x20AC;? Abbott said the move should be advantageous against taller teams as the blue and gold try to keep the ball off the floor. Abbott is expecting big improvement from Abbott and Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lauren, as a senior, is determined to step up,â&#x20AC;? the coach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red (Rebekah) is going to be our libero this year so sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be ready to pick up some balls on the floor. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got her goal set for how many digs she wants before the end of the season and she said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to do what it takes to get it.â&#x20AC;? Elliott will move from her setting position last year to defensive specialist. She will be joined by Kristin Long, one of the Vikings moving up from JV. Jesse Edwards, a KerrVance transfer, will play as a middle blocker on the right side. Abbott called freshman Summer Williamson a

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under her belt, Abbott feels like she has a much tighter grasp on the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kind of got my feet wet last year,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a complete different atmosphere. I do feel more confident being able to guide the girls along.â&#x20AC;?

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Kerr-Vance volleyball is loaded with seniors and loaded with energy thanks to new head coach Randi McMillen. McMillen, replacing coach Paul Ross, joined KVA from Vance Charter School, where she served as an assistant volleyball coach. She will continue to teach at VCS. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say anything better about the way Paul left the program,â&#x20AC;? McMillen said.

Before the season began, she said she was happy to follow in the footsteps of her father, Randy, and mother, Darlynn, both longtime coaches at Southern. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always loved playing and I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time I gave that up,â&#x20AC;? McMillen joked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the game of volleyball. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my favorite sport. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I can leave the gym â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that might be my parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fault. McMillen herself was a Raider standout, but she may have had the wrong idea about private school

volleyball. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used to think it was not as competitive. I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say that anymore,â&#x20AC;? said McMillen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The girls are just as good now. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re catching up.â&#x20AC;? McMillen said her main goal coming in was to bring some youthfulness back and teach the girls how to have a good time. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have plenty of upperclassmen to do it with: eight seniors (Lori Bradsher, Maddie Cooper, Allison High, Alyssa King, Ann Tooley, Anna Macon

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‘Dedicated’ group for KVA By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

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Rachel Riddle hits a backhand return in this October 2010 file photo.

NVHS netters have solid future Top three seeds return for Arthurs,Vikings By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

Northern Vance tennis lost seven seniors from last season’s team that finished third in the Carolina 3A standings. The silver lining for the Vikings: the top-three seeds (Erin Crews, Rachel Riddle, Mary Oakley) are all back. Even better, Riddle is just a sophomore and Crews and Oakley are both juniors. “That’s encouraging and it really makes you work hard because you know you can build into the future,” said coach Jeff Arthurs. As for the rest of the squad, that’s still a work in progress early in the season. “We have lots of new people and they are getting better every day,” said Arthurs. “We’ll just see who fits in where.” With a young team, Arthurs is relying on a pair of senior veterans for leadership, Callie Faulkner and Kristie Golding. “I have a couple of seniors who have really stepped up and been the leaders and the organizers,” Arthurs said of the duo. “So I really rely a lot on them.” Arthurs is hoping to be competitive once again. A tougher non-conference ledger should help prepare the Vikings for league mates Chapel Hill and Cardinal Gibbons. “We have a much tougher schedule, especially out of conference, which is something I asked for,” Arthurs said. “We’ll have our work cut out for us. That’s for sure.”

Kerr-Vance girls’ tennis lost three seniors to graduation and has no seniors coming back for 2011. Candy Adkins is back coaching with the Spartans after taking last year off. Previously, she was a co-coach. “This is a really dedicated, hard-working group of girls,” said Adkins. “They always encourage each other. I’m optimistic about this year.” Meredith Freeman, a former three-seed will be the top seed this season for the Spartans, followed by Price Wester, Cassidy Tucker, and Cameron Ford. Adkins praised Freeman and Wester, both three-sport athletes, for their work ethic. Adkins said her team is working not only on their physical game, but their mental game as well. The Spartan coach said Arendell Parrott Academy and

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Kerr-Vance’s Meredith Freeman hits a backhand return in this October 2010 file photo.

Rocky Mount Academy usually field strong teams in the Eastern Plains Independent Conference and she’s looking for her group to

finish in the top three. “This is a great group of girls,” Adkins said. “It’s a privilege to be coaching them again.”

Eagle tennis wants top spot Senior-laden team at WCHS

By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

With a season of coaching the boys under his belt, Warren County coach David Keesee now turns his attention to the girls’ tennis program. Keesee took the reigns of the Eagles tennis program from longtime coach Tom Traylor in the spring and will be coaching the girls for the first time this fall. Keesee and the Eagles are working on building depth, but with four seniors returning, the outlook is positive for the 2011 season. Sh-kiyrah Johnson, Breanna Faulcon, Ashleigh Smith, and Calena Jeffries are all returning

and expected to be the top seeds. Warren County finished second in the conference last year behind Roanoke Rapids. “We’re shooting Keesee for that first spot in the conference,” said Keesee. Early on, Keesee is looking to provide the proper preparation for the Eagles. “We’re really just working hard, hitting a lot of balls and trying to get them ready for

the season,” he said. Keesee added that this team has “a lot of potential to be pretty good.” “They had the Johnson fundamentals down,” he said. “They just really hadn’t had the training, so they’re going to improve pretty fast by the end of the year.” Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

S. Vance Volleyball

S. Vance JV Volleyball

Front row (L to R): Meredith Moore, Bria Crawford and Amber Edwards; second row: Kiara Simmons, Bryanna Simmons and Deja Hicks; back row: asst. coach Shannon Allen, McKenzie Gay, Megan Hight, Sarah Beth Stanton, Kiyanna Kearney and head coach Tracey Turner.

Front row (L to R): Morgan Lee, Bryanna Simmons and Deja Hicks; back row: coach Shannon Allen, Kaitlin Galantis, McKenzie Gay, Sarah Beth Stanton, Nikki Henderson and coach Tracey Turner.

S. Vance Cross Country Front row (L to R): Harley Owen, Kelly Shearin and Haley Orr; back row: head coach Mike Bean, Moses Richardson, Jonathan Maddox, Ian Metcalf, Kyle Furlow, Jonathan Sanders and Quentin Spruill. Not pictured are Kaylan Hoyle, Jessica Fairley, Taylor Stanton, Samantha Patrick, Austin Reams and Simira Daniels.

S. Vance Tennis Front row (L to R): Selena Jaimes, Destiny Williamson, Jametrice Glover and Morgan Richardson; back row: Rachel Jaimes, Ashley Anderson, Nyasia Miller, Alexandra Bercik and Diaman Dismuke.


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S. Vance Cheerleading

S. Vance JV Cheerleading

Front row (L to R): Shaquel Judkins, Jakara Steed, Carissa Crews and Jeronica Terry; second row: Johnese Person, Johnyitta Chavis, Joselyn Bobbitt and Bryanna Simmons; back row: Morgan Brown, Whitney Brown, Gwyneshia Green and Shaleshia Young.

Front row (L to R): Ebony Brown and Anissa Williams; back row: Kenisha Closs, Amber Alexander and DeLonna Martin.

S. Vance JV Football Front row (L to R): Ty-Traveon Roberts, Shawn Henderson, Tyler Jones, Qualik Shearin, Dillian Pierce, Jamal Small, Jamaal Gregory and Devon Downey; second row: Stanton Fields, Deon Smith, William Henderson, Sheldon Smith, Jonathan Carlor, Juwan Harris, Marquis Crudup, Jubriel Hicks, Raekwaon Debnam and Demetrius Alexander; back row: Carous Perry, Malik Baskerville, Isaiah Leveille, Michael Massenling, Keavanare Moore, Ricky Howard, Eric Venable, David Lewis, Marcus Washington and Darius Hargrove.

N. Vance JV Volleyball

N. Vance Volleyball Front row (L to R): Katie Smith, Summer Williamson, Melissa Elliott, Rebekah Edwards, Kirstin Currin, Ashley Hendricks and Kristin Long; back row: asst. coach Heather Thomas, Deonna Grey, Emily Hilliard, Jesse Edwards, Lauren Abbott, Brandi Riggsbee and head coach April Abbott.

N. Vance Tennis

(L to R): head coach April Abbott, Avery Allen, Conniqua Martin, Harley Parrott, Kara Reese, Heather Tharrington, Anna Lane and asst. coach Heather Thomas.

Front row (L to R): Iris Henderson and Callie Faulkner; second row: McKallah Pendergrass, Latricha Parks, Rachel Riddle, Kaitlyn Moody and Meredith Stevenson; back row: Mary Oakley, Erin Crews, Madison Murphy, Kristen Golding, Kristen Clifford and head coach Jeff Arthurs.

N. Vance Soccer

N. Vance JV Football

Front row (L to R): Cody Mitchell, Jonathan Byrom, Barrett Johnson, Blake Manning and Luke Trull; second row: Reed Kimbrell, Nick Sharpe, Clayton Harris, Tyler Manning, Joseph Sharpe and Jake Wiggins; back row: head coach Razvan Tegean, Chris Pendergrass, Colton Floyd, Sam Long, Thomas Knight, Brandon Aycock, Ethan Byrom, Jaleel Seward and Raymond West.

Front row (L to R): Chaquan Judkins, Michael Spinner, Quavon Harris, Tabrian Scott, Tyree Green, Grant Hariston and Miles Seward; second row: Shawnell Terry, Chrisdarrius Clark, Xavier Adams, Conner McFalls, Matthew Goodin, Danny Whitacre and Jonas Simmons; back row: asst. coach Terry Lambert, Justin Care, Montre Evans, Deonte Judkins, Myke Williams, Dovonte Terry, Ronald Howard Jr. and head coach Darian Harris. Not pictured are Tyrrick Bullock, Terrance Thorpe, Chris Cheek, Noah Alston, Evan Lowery, Ryan Williams and Jason Thorpe.


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Warren Co. Volleyball

Warren Co. JV Volleyball

Front row (L to R): Courtney Macklin, Taylor Reams, Jennifer Quick, Rageane Watson and Danielle Shearin; back row: Brittany Harmon, Teja Kennerly, Bridgette Allen, Alyssa Wilkins, Kelsey Robertson, Leigh Anne Satterfield, Ariel Holtzmann and head coach Wanda Thompson. Not pictured is Shelby Branch.

Front row (L to R): Addie Jackson, Taylor Abel, Morgan Carter and Katie Mims; back row: coach Lucretia Kinnin, Starbesha Satterwhite, Liley Richardson, Kendall Barber, Julianna Andrews, Shannon Serls, Bethany Rogers and Latela Privett. Not pictured is Alyssa Wilkson.

Warren Co. Tennis (L to R): Sh-Kiyrah Johnson, Breanna Faulcon, coach David Keesee, Ashleigh Smith and Calena Jeffries.

Warren Co. Cheerleading Front row (L to R): Tiffany Johnson, Tray Bullock, Brianna Watkins, Deloris Williams and Diamond Williams; back row: Shandria Hunt, Josalyn Dorten, Kevonnie Watkins, Karissa Wilson and Brittany Perry. Not pictured are Cheyenne Greene, Majesta Richardson, Jocelyn Kenney, Vika Sondgeroth, manager Trelina Russell and coach Almena Mayes.

Warren Co. Soccer Front row (L to R): Hamilton King, Hunter Powell, Emil Chapman, Samantha Stallings, McKayla Burgess and Victoria Sondgeroth; second row: head coach Ryan Kapa, Brian Bender, Cory Sondgeroth, Zach Evans, Shane Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Malley, Brooke Sikes and manager Makaliah Holtzman; back row: manager Valarie Moore, Brandon Goubeaux, Bradlie Dunham, Chris Caldwell, Daniel White and Ethan Frazier. Not pictured are Michael Cooper and Bryan Hoadley.

Kerr-Vance Volleyball Front row (L to R): Lori Bradsher, Katie White and Anna Macon Wemyss; back row: asst. coach Joanne Reese, Rebecca Ross, Brittany West, Madison Whitmore, Alyssa King, Bryles Cutts, Allison High, Ann Tooley and head coach Randi McMillen.

Kerr-Vance JV Volleyball

Kerr-Vance Cross Country

Front row (L to R): Bailey Tippett, Jacey Monahan, Lyndsey Jones and Kassidy Dickerson; back row: head coach Joanne Reese, Jessica Moss, Claire Edwards, Hannah Faulkner, Rachel Ross, McKenzie Jones and Meredith Ellington.

Front row (L to R): Carrington Matias, Rachel Warren, Anthony Montone, Brittney Lopez and Kayla Holder; back row: head coach Courtney Nutter, Isabelle Goodwin, Cody Huber, Pierce Tooley, Foy Parker and asst. coach Randi Niles. Not pictured are Addison Mabry and A.J. Holloway.

Kerr-Vance Tennis

Kerr-Vance JV Tennis

Front row (L to R): Meredith Freeman, Claire Freeman and Cameron Ford; back row: Alexandra Gwynn, Price Wester, Cassidy Tucker and head coach Candy Adkins. Not pictured are Maggie Thompson and manager Dylan Ellington.

(L to R): head coach David Donaldson, Jenna Walker, Savannah Hester, Bailey Redecker, Mary Mills, Katie Steg, Macy Lee Johnson and manager Taylor Abbott. Not pictured is Betsy Murphy.


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Kerr-Vance Soccer

Kerr-Vance JV Soccer

Front row (L to R): Franklin Irvin, George Hoyle, Luke Pegram, Wyatt Evans, Dylan Marshburn, Cole Smith, John Carr and Josh Monahan; back row: Dallas Smith, Darren Doyle, Jake Ruggles, Chris Mitchell, Brandon Dickerson, Mark Falkner, Hayes Griggs, Daniel Burnette and head coach Tommy Farmer.

Front row (L to R): Jared Hicks, Dawson Duckworth, Adam Butler, Tyler Hayes, Caleb Weiss, Joseph Everett, Ben Johnson and Drew Griggs; back row: Adam Medlin, James Averette, Joseph Burnette, Colin Pegram, Jordan Smith, Jordan Coghill, Jordan Hogge, Sam Fuquay and head coach Devon Honeywell.

Norlina Christian Volleyball

Norlina Christian JV Volleyball

Front row (L to R): Molly Harty, Deja Palmer, Laura Moseley and Bridgette Matthews; back row: Holly Eatmon, Anna Britt Harty, Taylor Eatmon and Anna Davis; back row: head coach J.D. Wright.

Front row (L to R): Kaleigh Shearin, Molly Harty, Taylor Eatmon, Laura Moseley, Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Kira Ragland and Emily Willis; back row: head coach J.D. Wright.

Crossroads Christian JV V-ball

Victory Christian Volleyball

(L to R): Brooklyn Rooker, Michaelea Nicholas, Caroline May, Allie Broome, Nicole Wille and Ali Arnold. Not pictured are Baylee Bridgland, Chelsey Dickerson and head coach Christie Hayes.

Front row (L to R): Kristen Robbins, Kayla Padgett and Taylor Alston; second row: Stephanie Matthews, Hannah Martin, Priscilla Nobles, Allison Stell and Amy Jo Hissong; back row: asst. coach Spring Downs and head coach Rebecca Matthews.

Crossroads Christian V-ball Victory Christian JV Volleyball Front row (L to R): Tiffany Hopkins, Michaela Nicholas, Caroline Bartley, Ali Arnold and Kaylee Anderson; back row: Sydney Chappell, Jennifer Long, Lizzy Long, Jessi Hayes, Jessica Matthews, Allison Pegram and head Christie Hayes. Not pictured are Baylee Bridgland and Alexis Rush.

Front row (L to R): Juliana Lundeby, Kimberly Spence and Christnie Rice; second row: Shayla Alston, Leah Hedgepeth, Holly Buchanan, Kayla Alston and Tayler Thompson; back row: asst. coach Spring Downs and head coach Rebecca Matthews.

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Crossroads Christian Tennis (L to R): Lora Yount, Jennifer Jones, Ashlee Short, Harli Sams and head coach Hilda Delbridge. Not pictured are Megan Rogers, Rachel May and Holly Waddell.

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Southern Vance RAIDERS Northern Vance VIKINGS Cross Country

Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 12 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18

@ R. Rapids @ Kerr-Vance @ Louisburg KERR-VANCE LOUISBURG @ Orange @ Rocky Mount Prep N. VANCE @ J.F. Webb N. VANCE/WEBB @ Carolina 3A meet (CH)

Football Aug. 13 Aug. 19 Aug. 26 Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28

Pigskin Jamboree LOUISBURG @ S. Granville @ Warren Co. @ Cedar Ridge @ Granville Central J.F. WEBB CARDINAL GIBBONS (HC) ORANGE @ Chapel Hill N. VANCE

Soccer

Aug. 22 Aug. 29 Aug. 31 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Oct. 3

BUNN @ Louisburg @ Bunn LOUISBURG @ Nash Central @ Granville Central NASH CENTRAL GRANVILLE CENTRAL J.F. WEBB @ Cardinal Gibbons ORANGE

5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m.

10 a.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.

6 p.m. 6 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 5 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 24 Oct. 26

Tennis

Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 10 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 19 Sept. 21 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 10

@ Chapel Hill N. VANCE @ J.F. Webb CARDINAL GIBBONS @ Orange CHAPEL HILL @ N. Vance

Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 13

@ N. Vance J.F. WEBB @ Cardinal Gibbons ORANGE @ Chapel Hill N. VANCE

6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

JV Football

BUNN @ Louisburg @ Bunn @ J.F. Webb @ Kerr-Vance @ Cardinal Gibbons LOUISBURG ORANGE @ Chapel Hill N. VANCE J.F. WEBB CARDINAL GIBBONS @ Orange CHAPEL HILL @ N. Vance

Volleyball

Aug. 16 Aug. 18 Aug. 23 Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 22

7 p.m. 6: 30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

WARREN CO. @ Granville Central LOUISBURG @ Louisburg ROCKY MOUNT @ Rocky Mount @ Rocky Mount Prep CARDINAL GIBBONS @ Warren Co. GRANVILLE CENTRAL @ J.F. Webb @ Orange CHAPEL HILL

Aug. 18 Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27

4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 10 a.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.

@ Louisburg S. GRANVILLE WARREN CO. CEDAR RIDGE GRANVILLE CENTRAL @ J.F. Webb @ Cardinal Gibbons @ Orange CHAPEL HILL @ N. Vance

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

JV Volleyball

Aug. 16 Aug. 18 Aug. 23 Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 13

5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

WARREN CO. @ Granville Central LOUISBURG @ Louisburg ROCKY MOUNT @ Rocky Mount CARDINAL GIBBONS @ Warren Co. GRANVILLE CENTRAL @ J.F. Webb @ Orange CHAPEL HILL @ N. Vance J.F. WEBB @ Cardinal Gibbons ORANGE @ Chapel Hill N. VANCE

4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m.

Cross Country

Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18

@ R. Rapids @ Kerr-Vance @ Chapel Hill @ S. Vance CARDINAL GIBBONS @ S. Vance @ Carolina 3A meet

Football Aug. 19 Aug. 26 Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28

Soccer Aug. 13 Aug. 16 Aug. 22 Aug. 25 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 12 Sept. 14 Sept. 22 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 5

5 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m.

@ Ravenscroft @ Franklinton LOUISBURG S. GRANVILLE @ Carrboro ORANGE @ N. Pitt CHAPEL HILL @ Cardinal Gibbons J.F. 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.

NV ALUMNI MATCH @ N. Nash S. GRANVILLE @ Granville Central LOUISBURG GRANVILLE CENTRAL @ Nash Central @ Burger King Classic @ Burger King Classic @ Louisburg NASH CENTRAL N. NASH ORANGE CHAPEL HILL @ Cardinal Gibbons J.F. WEBB

10 a.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 5 p.m. TBA TBA 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 24 Oct. 26

@ S. Vance @ Orange @ Chapel Hill CARDINAL GIBBONS @ J.F. Webb S. VANCE

6:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

N. NASH PERSON CO. @ N. Nash @ Person KERR-VANCE @ Louisburg ORANGE @ Kerr-Vance CHAPEL HILL @ Cardinal Gibbons J.F. WEBB @ S. Vance LOUISBURG @ Orange @ Chapel Hill CARDINAL GIBBONS @ J.F. Webb S. VANCE @ Carolina 3A tourney (CH)

4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4 p.m. TBD 4:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4 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.

Tennis

Aug. 15 Aug. 17 Aug. 22 Aug. 24 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 12 Sept. 14 Sept. 19 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 10 Oct. 12

Volleyball Aug. 16 Aug. 18 Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 29 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 20

@ Crossroads Christian 5 p.m. @ R. Rapids 5:30 p.m. @ Warren Co. 5:30 p.m. R. RAPIDS 6 p.m. KERR-VANCE 6 p.m. @ Burger King Classic @ Burger King Classic @ Orange 6 p.m. WARREN CO. 6 p.m. @ Chapel Hill 6 p.m. CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 5 p.m. CARDINAL GIBBONS 6 p.m.

Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 13

@ J.F. Webb S. VANCE ORANGE CHAPEL HILL @ Cardinal Gibbons J.F. WEBB @ S. Vance

JV Football Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27

FRANKLINTON @ Louisburg @ S. Granville CARRBORO @ Orange N. PITT @ Chapel Hill CARDINAL GIBBONS @ J.F. Webb S. VANCE

6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m

JV Volleyball Aug. 16 Aug. 18 Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 29 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 13

@ Crossroads Christian 4 p.m. @ R. Rapids 4:30 p.m. @ Warren Co. 4:30 p.m. R. RAPIDS 5 p.m. KERR-VANCE 5 p.m. @ Burger King Classic @ Burger King Classic @ Orange 5 p.m. WARREN CO. 5 p.m. @ Chapel Hill 5 p.m. CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. CARDINAL GIBBONS 5 p.m. @ J.F. Webb 5 p.m. S. VANCE 5 p.m. ORANGE 5 p.m. CHAPEL HILL 6 p.m. @ Cardinal Gibbons 5 p.m. J.F. WEBB 5 p.m. @ S. Vance 5 p.m.

Kerr-Vance SPARTANS Cross Country

Aug. 25 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 12 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 29 Oct. 5 Oct. 13

S. VANCE/N. VANCE @ Parrott Acad @ S. Vance @ Granville Inv. @ St. David’s @ Rocky Mount Acad CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN ST. DAVID’S FRANKLIN ACAD

4 p.m. 4 p.m. TBA 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m.

Soccer

Aug. 12 @ O’Neal School 4 p.m. Aug. 16 EAST WAKE ACAD 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 @ Westchester Country Day 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 @ Asheville Christian 4 p.m. Aug. 22 @ Village Christian 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 @ Caldwell Acad 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27 vs. Corinth Holders (Wilson) 8:30 a.m. Aug. 30 CALVARY BAPTIST 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 N. RALEIGH CHRISTIAN 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6 GRACE CHRISTIAN OF RALEIGH 6 p.m. Sept. 9 N. VANCE 7 p.m. Sept. 10 BK CLASSIC 11 a.m./1 p.m. Sept. 13 CARY CHRISTIAN 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 16 @ Ridgecroft School 4:45 p.m. Sept. 20 PARROTT ACAD 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 @ Rocky Mount Acad 7 p.m. Sept. 27 ST. DAVID’S 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 @ Cary Christian 5 p.m. Oct. 6 @ Parrott Acad 6 p.m. Oct. 7 CAROLINA FRIENDS (Homecoming) 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 ROCKY MOUNT ACAD 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 @ St. David’s 5:15 p.m.

Tennis

Aug. 12 Aug. 16 Aug. 19 Aug. 24 Aug. 26 Aug. 30 Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 16 Sept. 20 Sept. 22

@ O’Neal School @ Fayetteville Acad N. RALEIGH CHRISTIAN GREENFIELD @ Carolina Friends @ Village Christian @ N. Vance @ Trinity of Raleigh N. VANCE S. VANCE CARY CHRISTIAN CAROLINA FRIENDS PARROTT ACAD @ Rocky Mount Acad

4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 10 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:15 p.m.

Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 21

ST. DAVID’S @ Cary Christian @ Parrott Acad ROCKY MOUNT ACAD @ St. David’s TRINITY OF RALEIGH GRACE CHRISTIAN

Volleyball Aug. 12 Aug. 16 Aug. 18 Aug. 22 Aug. 26 Aug. 29 Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Sept. 29

@ O’Neal School @ East Wake Acad WILSON CHRISTIAN @ Village Christian CALDWELL ACAD @ N. Vance CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN CAROLINA FRIENDS FRANKLINTON BK CLASSIC CARY CHRISTIAN @ Halifax Acad PARROTT ACAD @ Rocky Mount Acad ST. DAVID’S @ Cary Christian

4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m.

4 p.m. 6 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5 p.m. TBA 5:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m.

Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 13

HALIFAX ACAD @ Parrott Acad ROCKY MOUNT ACAD @ St. David’s

JV Soccer Aug. 18 Aug. 22 Aug. 26 Aug. 30 Sept. 1 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 16 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Sept. 28 Sept. 30 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 13

@ Faith Christian @ Village Christian @ Cary Acad CALVARY BAPTIST CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN N. RALEIGH CHRISTIAN RAVENSCROFT @ Ridgecroft School PARROTT ACAD @ Rocky Mount Acad ST. DAVID’S ROCKY MOUNT PREP @ Cary Acad @ Parrott Acad VANCE CHARTER ROCKY MOUNT ACAD @ St. David’s

5:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 5:15 p.m.

3:45 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 5 p.m. 4 p.m.

JV Tennis

Aug. 19 Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 13

@ N. Raleigh Christian @ Greenfield @ St. Mary’s @ Roxboro Community CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN @ Carolina Friends GREENFIELD CAROLINA FRIENDS @ Parrott Acad ROCKY MOUNT ACAD @ St. David’s ROXBORO COMMUNITY ST. MARY’S PARROTT ACAD @ Rocky Mount Acad ST. DAVID’S

4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

JV Volleyball

Aug. 18 Aug. 22 Aug. 26 Aug. 29 Sept. 1 Sept. 7

WILSON CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. @ Village Christian 4 p.m. CALDWELL ACAD 4:30 p.m. @ N. Vance 5 p.m. CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. CAROLINA FRIENDS 4 p.m.

Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 13

CARY CHRISTIAN @ Halifax Acad PARROTT ACAD @ Rocky Mount Acad ST. DAVID’S @ Cary Christian HALIFAX ACAD @ Parrott Acad ROCKY MOUNT ACAD @ St. David’s

4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4 p.m.

Cross Country

Aug. 30 @ Person Co. 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8 GRANVILLE CENTRAL 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 @ Granville Co. Championships 4 p.m. Sept. 19 @ Franklinton 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 @ Orange 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 GRANVILLE CO. CHAMPIONSHIPS 4 p.m. Sept. 27 @ Cardinal Gibbons 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 @ S. Granville 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 S. VANCE/CHAPEL HILL 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 @ S. Vance 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 @ Carolina 3A Meet (CH) 3 p.m.

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The Daily Dispatch - Fall Sports - August 19, 2011