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Jones, Lady Raiders shooting for playoffs S. Vance coach expects balanced scoring attack in 2011-2012 BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Confidence is the operative word for the Southern Vance girls’ basketball team this season. First on the agenda: Have sophomore point guard and returning leading scorer Breona Jones playing with confidence. When Jones is finding her groove, the rest of the team follows suit. “We look for her to get things started. We have more confidence with her out there,” said Southern coach Amy Simpson. Jones exploded onto the scene in her freshman season, averaging about 10 points per contest. Last year, her game was slashing to the basket, often getting to the line for free throws. “She’s a very active guard that draws a lot of attention with the way she can handle the ball and score,” said Simpson. “She has to take what the defense is giving her and be able to have more floor confidence.” “I expect her to have more confidence in the way she plays,” Simpson added. “To help guide the team more,

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Southern Vance’s Shauquaney Bullock defends the ball against Warren County in this December 2010 file photo. to have more basketball knowledge.” Jones isn’t the only Lady Raider who can fill it up. Simpson expects the points to be more evenly distributed this year. “It seems like we have more help this year,” she said. “We’re a small, quick team. We want to push out and break as much as we can.” Other players expected to make an impact are Kadedra Hayes, Carslin Talley, Kiyanna Kearney, Mikayla Sellers, and Northern Vance transfer Rashyda Burwell.

Talley, Kearney, Sellers, and Umeko Hunter will all play post roles. Hayes and Bullock. both seniors, will especially be relied on for scoring from their guard positions. Southern finished fifth in the conference a season ago, right on the heels of J.F. Webb. The clear goal for 2011-2012 is to get back in the mix for states. Simpson says the younger players on the team like Jones and Kearney learned valuable lessons in their introductions to the varsity game. “I think they see the game a lot different,” she said. “I can tell they aren’t making the same mistakes that they did.” Contact the writer at kholtzman@ hendersondispatch.com.

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Southern Vance’s Breona Jones goes up for a layup after getting behind the Warren County defense in this November 2010 file photo.

NEW COACH AT NORTHERN

Crews, Northern Vance aim to continue improvement Evans, Haywood, Wilson to feature on offense B Y KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

The Northern Vance girls’ basketball team saw major improvement from the 2009-2010 season to the 2010-211 season. New coach Randolph Crews is aiming for the improvement to continue in 2011-2012. Crews coached the junior varsity boys last season and served as a varsity girls’ assistant to former head coach Vangie Mitchell for two seasons. “I’m looking for a lot of intensity from the girls with a focus on practice. How we practice is how we’re going to play,” said Crews. “We’re a defensive team first. We’re going to score a lot of our offense off of our defense.” Northern has seven returning players, led by point guard Jasmine Evans, one of two seniors. Kendall Wilson is the other. “You would think if you stop Jasmine, you stop our team. But we have multiple girls than can surprise you each night,” Crews said. One of those players will be Jazmine Haywood, a wing. Outside of Evans and Wilson in the backcourt, Crews said it will be “post by committee” on the low blocks. Crews added that he has been pleased with his freshman and sophomore class. “We’ve got some talent, we just need to mold them together,” he said. “Our goal is to be

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J.F. Webb’s Janae Carroll dribbles around a screen against Chapel Hill in this January file photo.

Webb Warriors must replace Hurricane Hobgood BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

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Above: Northern Vance’s Jasmine Evans dribbles the ball around a Warren County defender in this November 2010 file photo. Below: Kendall Wilson goes up for a lay up. middle of the pack and we’ll just see how things go. We’re going to play hard every game.” The first-year coach is anticipating another wide-open season in conference play and he wants his Vikings right in the thick of things. J.F. Webb finished fourth in league play, followed by Southern and Northern. “By mid-season, I hope we are pretty good

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defensively,” said Crews. “Defense will determine how good we are this Haywood year. We want to be an up-tempo team.” Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

J.F. Webb coach Kenneth Rogers plans on wearing his opponents down with an up-tempo style of play — quite a change of pace from last year’s winning formula. Then, the Warriors had the option of pounding the ball inside to Tyler Hobgood, who averaged 20 points and 13 rebounds a game in 2010-2011. That kind of production earned Hobgood a roster spot for the Miami Hurricanes, ranked No. 7 in the latest AP Poll. So it has been back to the drawing board for Rogers and company. “You don’t replace somebody like Tyler,” Rogers said. “You utilize teamwork and develop skill around that, but you can’t replace somebody like her.” The proposed remedy involves point guard Janae Carroll, who Rogers expects to provide a bulk of the scoring. “We need Janae to have leadership in the locker room and off the court,” said Rogers. “So hopefully she will be that leader that we really, really need for this team to be successful.” Joining Carroll in the backcourt is Delacee Cooper, a guard that specializes in defense and rebounding. Starr Jones and LaQuasha Terry will also return to the backcourt. “Without the height, size and power we need inside, we have to try to focus on speed, defensive quickness, and power,” said Rogers. The Warriors could get a scoring boost from freshman Hayley Marshburn. Rogers said Marshburn has already emerged as one of the best players on the team and may even be a starter. “I think with her fundamentals and skill level, she will help us a lot,” he said. Amber Bowden and Hattie Chavis are back in the frontcourt and will welcome the addition of Alexis Williamson, a transfer. Webb finished fourth in the league last year and was easily defeated by Northern Guilford in the first round.

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Eagles hope to build on solid season

CROSSROADS GIRLS’ B-BALL

BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

The Warren County varsity girl’s team turned some heads last year, showing marked improvement from recent seasons past. The Lady Eagles finished just one game out of the state playoffs. But just making it to the postseason isn’t where the team’s goals end for 2011-2012. “Not just make the playoffs, but to actually go far in the playoffs,� said Shannon Jones, who is entering her second season as head coach. Jones thinks she has the team to do it. The Eagles have speed and they have height to go along with it. “I just want them to continue to come out with intensity and compete every game,� Jones said. “The only thing we have to do is come out and play every game. That’s one of my concerns, whether they show up.� WC lost five seniors to graduation, but returns its star forward Khadija Brown. “I really expect her to play on a college level this year,� said Jones. “We’re focusing on preparing her for the next level as far as playing at a Division I or Division II school. So I expect her to explode in different areas: guard position, down low or wherever.� Brown, Jurea Simmons, Jessica Davis, Ashley Alston, and Calena Jeffries make up the senior class. “We lost five, but during that time, we trained others to take their spots,� Jones said. Alexis French will return to play point guard and will be joined in the backcourt by Jeffries.

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Crossroads Christian’s Jamie McAuslan shoots a jumper against Norlina Christian in this November 2010 file photo.

Mission: Back to the state tourney BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Both co-coaches agree. The goal for this season’s Crossroads Christian varsity girls’ team is to make the state tournament. John and Tracey Anderson will once again lead the Colts and they both think their team has the talent to return to the state tourney after missing out last season. “I think they’re going to be strong enough,� said Tracey. “We have enough experience on our team even though we have a couple of new additions.� Crossroads is missing three seniors and two starters from last year’s squad. Jamie McAuslan, Jennifer Long, Jessica Matthews, Rachel May, and Kaylee Anderson make up the 2012 graduating class.

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Warren County’s Calena Jeffries dribbles the ball around the three-point line against Northern Vance in this November 2010 file photo.

Alyssa Wilkins, a 6-foot-2 freshman, is expected to contribute in the post. While Brown may be the most skilled player on the floor, Jones expects the scoring to be spread about. “Everybody who has the ball

and the opportunity to score, I expect them to score. So not just Khadija,� said Jones. Jones is also placing an emphasis on playing “free.� “Whenever the play breaks down, I want them to just play basketball,� she said.

‘TAKE ANOTHER STEP’

Carrier expecting more wins from KVA BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Last season, the KerrVance girls’ basketball team won only twice. Early in the 2011-2012 campaign, the Lady Spartans have already matched that win total. “They’re getting better,� said KVA coach Dave Carrier. “Last year, even though we didn’t have the record we wanted, I just saw improvement. This year, our motto is kind of ‘Take another step,’ where some of those games we were competing in last year, maybe we can win this year.� The Spartans lost three seniors from last year and return one senior for this season, Anna Macon Wemyss, a guard. “She’s quiet, but she’s a great leader. She really leads by example,� said Carrier. “She’s a great teammate. She truly thinks of her teammates before she thinks of herself. We want her to shoot a lot, but we kind of have to coax her. She’s just very unselfish.� Price Wester returns to play center and Carrier is expecting production out of juniors Hannah Abbott and Jessica Darnell. Taking their lumps last year could pay big dividends for KVA as the team grows more and more acclimated to the varsity level. “I think it was so important,� Carrier said of last season. “They kind of know the speed of the varsity game now.� “I think we’re better than they think they are,� Carrier added. “They need to really have confidence in themselves and each other.� Carrier said he’s expecting “quite a bit more wins than last year,� although KVA will have to battle through a rigorous Eastern Plains Independent Conference schedule.

The Colts are welcoming two transfers from the Charlotte area, Rachel and Caroline May. The team though, will run through junior point guard Jessi Hayes. “She is probably one of the stronger players in the area. She’s versatile,� said Tracey. Jennifer and Lizzy Long will man the paint, likely alongside Matthews and Rachel May.McAuslan is a shooting guard also capable of handling the point. The strength Crossroads’ team goes beyond talent, according to John Anderson. “I think unity,� said John. “I think all of the girls bond real well together. And they’ve played long enough together that they know what to expect from each other.�

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Northern Vance Basketball

Inside play a key to success By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

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Victory Christian’s Priscilla Nobles grabs a rebound in this November 2010 file photo.

‘Evenly balanced’ Eagles set for Year 4 By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

The Victory Christian girls’ basketball program is entering its fourth season and coach Tammie Matthews is continuing to see growth. “I think we’ve come a very long ways from our first year,” said Matthews. “Some of these girls have been with us since the first year.” Those girls include the only two seniors for this year, Stephanie Matthews and Priscilla Nobles. “These two girls have been with us since it started. I think they’ll kind of help carry us,” Matthews said. The Eagles are missing a total of three players from last year’s team that finished third in the conference, which was won by Cornerstone Christian of Roanoke Rapids. “Little leery because half the team is new, but we’ve got some good strong points and I think we’ll do at least as well as we did last season,” said Matthews. Matthews is expecting an “evenly balanced” group for 2011-2012. The starting lineup: Nobles (center), Allison Stell (forward), Kayla Alston (forward), Matthews (guard), Hannah Martin (guard). Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

New face at the helm for Lady Crusaders By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

The Norlina Christian varsity girls’ basketball team has a new leader for 2011-2012: Kelly Mosley. Mosley said she doesn’t have much coaching experience, but expects a fast style of play and a winning season. “My expectations are to send my senior off with a winning season.” That senior is Anna Davis. The only other upperclassmen are Anna Britt Harty and Deja Palmer, both juniors. The Crusaders graduated two players from last season. Laura Mosley and Taylor Eatmon make up the sophomore class this season and Molly Harty represents the eighth grade. Mosley is expecting Taylor EatMosley mon to provide a bulk of the scoring from the center and forward positions. “Taylor more than anybody, but I’m hoping to get support from the whole team,” said Mosley. Norlina will use multiple players to handle the point guard position — but whoever runs the show — Mosley wants them doing it quickly. “Fast pace,” she said of the preferred style of play. “Hopefully to outrun, therefore outlast the other teams and score every opportunity.” The Crusaders finished fourth out of five teams in league play last season. Improving upon that mark will be done one basket at a time — scored from the most convenient locations. Said Mosley: “I’m not asking for the three points. I’m asking for the guaranteed 2’s.”

The key to success for Northern Vance this year may lie in the frontcourt. Northern, as usual, is big, but how big those post players actually play will go a long way in determining wins and losses. “If our big people play big, I think we’ll be good,” said Vikings coach Wilton Baskett. “If they don’t play big, then I think we’re going to have some problems.” Standing at the forefront is 6-foot-8 senior Armani Williams. Williams averaged 5.5 blocks per game on his way to being named All-Conference Honorable Mention last season. This season, Baskett is hoping his big man averages close to a doubledouble. “Quite naturally, you would hope that a player develops more each and every year,” Baskett said. “Ninth grade, he’s on JV. Tenth grade, he’s on varsity coming off the bench. Eleventh grade, he’s a starter for us and makes honorable mention.” Williams will get help inside from junior players like Tyrone Neal, Montel Clark, Nigel Woods and Tyrell Wiliams. “We’re big as we’ve been in the last couple of years. Hopefully, we can play big,” said Baskett. “I’m hoping that most of the damage that we get done will be inside in the paint.” Northern lost seven players from last season’s team that finished 13-11 overall

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Northern Vance’s Armani Williams goes in for a slam against Orange in this January file photo. — a winning season, but not at the level Baskett and the Vikings expect. “For us, it didn’t reach the standard that we’re accustomed to,” said Baskett. “So this year, we’re looking to be a little bit tougher and fight a little bit harder and get some better results.” Eight of Northern’s 14

players are seniors. The unquestioned leader is returning All-Conference selection John Nelson, who is likely to shoulder a good deal of the ballhandling this season. Nelson has been playing on the varsity team since the end of his freshman year. “He’s a scorer and he’s

a coach on the court,” said Baskett. “He thinks like I think and that’s what I try to get out of my guards.” Le’Darius Brandon joins Nelson in the backcourt and will see time at point guard. A new addition to the backcourt is Henry Raynor. Baskett said Raynor used to go toe-to-toe in lunchtime shooting contests with recent Viking great Darrius Dunston. Now, it’s just a matter of getting Raynor “indoctrinated” into the system. Zsakual Arrington, a three-year varsity starter off and on, and Larry Champion will play out on the wing. “My task this year will to be able to figure out a way to get both of them in there,” Baskett said of Arrington and Champion. The team will have a different look on the sideline this season. Baskett’s longtime assistant, William Ragland, will not be seated next to him. Instead, former Vikes Quinton Daniel and Victor Thorpe are filling the void left by the 16-year veteran. With most of its team back, including star player Denzel Ingram, Baskett said Chapel Hill should be a force to be reckoned with in the Carolina 3A Conference once again. He also said that Cardinal Gibbons added some size to its roster, but he expects his Vikings to be firmly in the mix. “I think we’re going to be in the running,” Baskett said. “I really do.”

RUnnin’ RAIDERS BASKETBALL

S. Vance boys loaded with athletes By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

There’s a couple of things you can almost always count on at Southern Vance: 1. The football team will have a stable of running backs. 2. The Runnin’ Raider basketball team will have an arsenal of wing players. This year will be no different. Shortly before cuts were made, Raider hoops coach Mike Rotolo wasn’t quite sure who those wings would be. Southern has just one returning starter. Believe it or not, he is NOT a wing player. Josh Young will provide the team with a strong presence in the post. Rotolo described him as an “old school, two-hand rebounder.” “Josh is one of those guys I think you can always count on,” said Rotolo. “I can tell you right now. I’m counting on being able to put him in the books for a doubledouble every night.” “With one returning starter, I guess we’re more of a dark horse,” Rotolo added. “...I can’t imagine people have predicted us to be conference champs. I don’t put a lot of weight or merit into those predictions

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Southern Vance’s Josh Young looks for the outlet pass after grabbing a rebound in this February file photo.

anyway.” Rotolo says he’s returning a group of “role players” to replace all-conference players like Eric Hargrove and William Reavis. “Early on, it will be a little tough. But those guys will step up and give us a little something different than the other two guys did,” said Rotolo. “If we can get our kids to play together, to come out there and work hard every day and have some fun, I think we’ll get our share of wins.” Southern often strug-

gles in the pre-season due to the volume of athletes still out on the football field. This Clifton season hit Southern perhaps as hard as ever. Two gridiron players that should give Rotolo a lift on the hardwood are the “Miles and Miles boys.” Miles Clifton had a breakout season at running back for the Raiders, as did E.J. Miles at wide receiver.

Athletes are a given at Southern. But shooters? “There’s no J.J. Redicks out there,” Rotolo said. “If we can make most of our lay ups this year, we’re going to be real successful.” All area Carolina 3A coaches seem to agree that the league, once again, is up for grabs. “I think our conference, for the duration, which has been just two years, has had parity,” said Rotolo. “And I expect we’re probably going to be the same way this year.” His team makeup may be similar to years past, but this won’t be an average season for Rotolo, who was named head coach of the East team in the N.C. Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star game, to be held in the summer. He won’t make official selections for the team until the season’s end. “It’s an honor for those kids to be chosen. It’s an honor for me to be selected as the coach of the team,” he said. “But my enthusiasm, my excitement is that it’s basketball season right now.” Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

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Thompson embraces challenge of coaching Eagles By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

For the third time in three seasons, Warren County has a new varsity boys’ basketball coach. But a familiar face will roam the Eagle sidelines this season. Athletic Director Wanda Thompson will take over the role of varsity coach after previously coaching the varsity girls and junior varsity boys. Seven JV players from last season’s conference championship team will make the jump with Thompson to the varsity, which finished near the bottom of the league last year. “I think the biggest challenge is getting the chemistry right,� said Thompson. Thompson’s familiarity with the JV players, in addition to having coached some of the Eagles in their younger rec days, will help eliminate the “girls can’t coach boys� stigma. “I get on them just as

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Warren County’s Quasim Burgess dribbles the ball upcourt against Southern Vance’s Kwesi Davis in this November 2010 file photo. hard as any male could,� said Thompson. As for the coaches in the Northern Carolina Conference, Thompson has

already earned their respect through her coaching efforts with the other WC teams. “I thought everybody was very respectful and accept-

ing last year,� Thompson said. “I was treated with just as much respect as a male coach would have been treated.� Thompson also praised her three assistant coaches and called running the program a “team effort.� On the floor, the No. 1 priority so far has been defense. “We have a good athletes here,� said Thompson. “They’ve been working hard. We just have to keep on improving.� Among the philosophies Thompson is implementing with her new team is patience. She wants the Eagles flying up the court, but under control. “We’re not looking to make one pass and launch up a 3. We are not going to do that this year,� she said. “We’re going to work the ball around. We’re going to get it inside. We’re going to run the offense and play a more disciplined style.� Early in the season, it

‘Rebuilding’ an understatement for KVA By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

There are rebuilding years and there are REBUILDING years. The Kerr-Vance varsity boys’ team has some REBUILDING to do. Coach Dave Carrier said he’s never had to replace as many seniors in his career as he has to with this Spartan group. Eight seniors to be exact. Brandon Dickerson, a junior, and Gerald Palmer, the team’s lone senior, are the only returners from last season’s team. The rest are juniors, most of which are coming up from the JV program. “All of our juniors do something that is unique. And they all have certain talents,� said Carrier. “What we’re trying to do now is get them a more well-rounded game. For us to really compete with good teams, we have got to play together and harder than our opponents. That’s our goal.� Leading the way will be the two returners, Dickerson and Palmer. Dickerson has been a member of the varsity program since his freshman year, but this season will be different with the offense expected to run through him. “To me, the sky is the limit for Brandon,� said Carrier. “I think you’re going to see a big leap from him last year being a sophomore and a role player to this year being one of the main guys. He’s ready to take the next step.�

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Kerr-Vance’s Brandon Dickerson shoots a jumper from the wing in this January file photo. Palmer will run the point, and he too, is fielding an expanded role. Last year, he gave the team a shot of energy off the bench. This season, he will be looked upon to give 30 minutes of energy. “He is a kid that has a big heart. I always call him the energizer,� Carrier said. “He plays with a lot of passion, a lot of heart. He’s as good of a defender as you’ll find and his offensive game is really improving too.� Carrier said he and assistant coach, Bob Walker, a veteran of Spartan basketball for nearly 20

years, are as excited about coaching this team as any other they’ve had. “Bob’s kind of seen the whole thing. He is so good at relating to these kids and breaking things down and teaching them,� said Carrier. “His comment was, ‘We don’t have much experience.’ But he said this is one of the most fun groups he’s ever had in practice because they’re very eager to learn. They don’t think they’re better than they are, which is very important. And they’re great teammates.� If there’s a potential major weakness for KVA, it lies in the paint. “I don’t know that I would even call them post players. We’re kind of using guys all over the court,� said Carrier. “We do have a small team compared to most varsity basketball teams, but we think we are versatile enough to be able to sub and not worry about positions as much.� Lack of true post players has caused Carrier to be more inventive in his offensive strategy. He says he’s still looking for the best offensive system that will be most difficult to defend. The defending conference champion is Cary Christian. Carrier said most of the teams within the league lost a substantial number of seniors. None, though, lost as many as the Spartans. “If we can learn to play as one, we have a chance to win every night,� Carrier said. “If we try to play as individuals, it’s going to be tough — but I’m confident that won’t happen.�

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doesn’t look like WC has a go-to player. But what the Eagles do have, as always, are Thompson athletes. “Everybody brings something to the team,� Thompson said. “It might not be offensively, it might be defensively. It might be leadership. All of them bring something.� A.J. Silver brings quickness and is capable of being a lockdown defender and point guard. Those attributes helped Silver emerge on the Eagle gridiron this season as an explosive running back and talented defensive back. “He’s got a lot of quickness. He’s a tremendous athlete,� said Thompson. “Just need to get him to play a little more disciplined, within the scheme of our offense. I think that will enable him to excel even

more.� Silver does have competition at the point though. Michael Leonard is expected to see plenty of floor action. Phillip Bailey, an allconference linebacker for the WC football team, will provide an athletic post presence. He will be joined down low by Justin Fitts, Darian Stanton, Daniel Hunter (6-foot-5), and Fernando Daniels (6-foot-4). Quasim Burgess will be a slasher and add another defensive presence at the two-guard spot and Thompson said Charleston Williams had been lighting it up from long range in the pre-season. Thompson said the team’s chief goal is to win the conference. “We want to be competitive in every game,� she said. “Make it to the state playoffs. Just play good, disciplined team ball. I’m looking forward to good things this season.�

CRUSADER HOOPS

Wright returns to Norlina for 2nd season By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

It’s Year 2 for coach Patrick Wright at the helm of the Norlina Christian boys’ basketball team and Wright is hoping consistency within the program will breed improved results. “We were decent last year. I expect to take it up a few notches this year and be really competitive,� said Wright. “The kids have gotten older and more mature. They’re practicing harder and working harder.� Norlina lost one senior from last year and returns only one senior, Michael Mitkos. Wright is expecting a lot out of a new addition, Ryan Norwood, who will spend time at shooting

guard as well as point guard. “We communicate well. The new guy, Ryan, is going to play a pivotal part of the offense. We’re glad to have him,� Wright said. Alongside Norwood in the backcourt will be Tyler Pegram, the team’s leading returning scorer. Wright says the team has plenty of good ball handlers and will be more of a shooting squad than an inside one. Steven Carroll and Josh Justice will play down low for the Crusaders. Another positive for the Crusaders: Good chemistry. “These guys have played with each other the last few years. They can read each other well,� said Wright.

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Clean slate for Crossroads Christian b-ball BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Talk about a clean slate. The Crossroads Christian varsity boys’ basketball team has no seniors and two returning varsity players from a team that won two games last season. The Colts are young and inexperienced. But if nothing else, they do have height. They also have a new coach, Joseph Cooper, the school’s athletic director. Cooper joins the program after spending two years in Texas as a high school history teacher as well as the coach of a varsity boys’ team that won a conference title in his first season. A native of Raleigh, Cooper says he is familiar with a good portion of the Colts’ competition, having attended North Raleigh Christian Academy. “It’s kind of like I’m coming home,� Cooper said. He’s being welcomed by a team that features five players who measure in at least 6-foot-3. “We’ve got some great size. I haven’t been used to this size before,� said Cooper. “Usually, I have a guard-heavy team and a couple of post players. This year, it’s completely reversed.� Jonathan May, Jake Bones and David Ellis will all play down low. Two sophomores, Reid Sudheimer and Holden Hedgepeth, both about

6-3, are capable of playing three to four positions. The point guard and team captain will be D.J. Matthews. “He brings something to the table that no one else does and that’s stretch the floor,� Cooper said of his one-guard. Out on a wing is lefty Matt Carroll, who Cooper says “can fill it up in a hurry.� Cooper called Parker McClelland, a freshman, his defensive specialist. The Colts’ schedule is highlighted by consecutive weekday games against Kerr-Vance, Cape Fear Christian and Grace Christian of Sanford in late January. The Colts and Spartans will also meet in a holiday tourney. “We’re real excited about being in the KVA tournament over the holidays,� said Cooper. “It should be a good tournament. Hopefully, we have a good showing.� Although the team has no seniors, May, Bones and Matthews represent a strong junior class. Cooper said he expects the young Colts to “surprise some people.� “The key is just keep getting better every game,� he said. “We don’t set win totals or a percentage of our games to win. We just want to get better every time we step on the floor.� “The boys are really buying in, Cooper added. “That’s why the future is bright for this bunch.�

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WARRIOR BASKETBALL

Looking from the bottom up? BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Like last season, J.F. Webb coach Leo Brunelli says his team is starting at the bottom, looking up. But if this season plays out like last, Brunelli will be in good shape. His 2010-2011 Warriors could be considered overachievers after locking down a playoff spot as a No. 4 seed. Webb knocked off No. 1 Eastern Alamance in the first round before bowing out in a competitive game against North Forsyth. “I would say right now, you have to throw Chapel Hill up there, Eastern runner-up, one game away from the state championship. Northern Vance, Southern Vance, they just keep reloading,� Brunelli said of the conference favorites. “I would say those three are in the top right there. Orange graduated a lot of seniors last year but their underclassmen were pretty strong. I think Cardinal Gibbons took their lumps last year. I think we’re looking from the bottom up,

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J.F. Webb’s Becker Seifert goes in for a layup against Northern Vance in this January file photo.

but with that being said, we’re going to compete.� Gone are four seniors including point guard Darquis Thomas, the reigning Dispatch All-Area Boys’

Player of the Year. This season’s group features five seniors, led by returning allconference sharpshooter Becker Seifert. After that? “It’s a big scramble,� said Brunelli. “We’re all about the same size. I hope we have some athletes and some basketball players.� If there is one strength of the team, Brunelli says that is speed, although that can be a doubleedged sword. “When you talk about speed, you also talk about the chance to make turnovers quicker,� said the coach. Brunelli expects to have his deepest Warrior team yet, going 10 players deep. And he’s had a little more time to experiment with different combinations with the football team missing out on the playoffs. He added that “balance� will be the key for the Oxford boys this season. “I’m excited,� he said. “I think there’s great possibilities here.� Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

New look for Victory Christian boys BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

After back-to-back years of either a conference tournament championship or a regular season title, Victory Christian has turned to Bill Hissong to lead the boys’ program. Hissong inherits a young team from former coach Mike West. Seven players are returning, but most of them are young — middle school young. Most of the players that helped build the program have now moved on, but Hissong does have two standout players in point

guard Will Vooris and big man Adam Hope. “Will is our point guard. He leads the team, he directs the team,� said Hissong. “When we run our sets, he’s the one who makes sure everybody’s where they are. He calls the team together before and after practice.� “He’s our big man down low,� Hissong added about Hope. “He’s our energizer bunny. Suicides, laps, everything. He’s always out front. And plus he can jump.� Highlighting the non-conference schedule will be an away match at Kerr-Vance. “We’ve played Crossroads Chris-

tian and Norlina, local schools, the last few years,� Hissong said. “This will be the first year we play Kerr-Vance Academy. I just want us to show up that game. I don’t expect us to go out there and win.� Hissong isn’t expecting immediate results. Instead, he said the next two years could be rebuilding ones. He said the Eagles will go seven players deep and eight “on a good day.� “I think we’ll be OK because of the two seniors that we have,� said Hissong. “They’re going to tote most of the work for this team.�

Former NBA player Tim James guiding ‘Guards New VGCC coach was Co-Big East Player of Year alongside ‘Rip’ Hamilton in ‘99 BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Vance-Granville’s new coach, Tim James hasn’t established a name for himself in the coaching world just yet. He’s only 34 and he’s been a little busy. If you follow basketball closely, you’re probably familiar with the name. At the University of Miami, James helped Coach Leonard Hamilton’s teams to four consecutive winning seasons and three consecutive postseason bids, including the school’s first NCAA tournament trip since 1960. He was a two-time First Team

All-Big East selection, and was named Third Team All-American by both the Associated Press and National Association of Basketball Coaches. Topping it off, he was Co-Big East Player of the Year in 1998-1999, along with Connecticut’s Richard Hamilton of Detroit Pistons fame. From there, he was drafted by the Miami Heat in the first round. James played three seasons for the Heat, Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers

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VIKING SWIMMING

Down on luck, NV still optimistic BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

The Northern Vance swimming team is experienced, but small in numbers. The Vikings graduated 12 from a successful team a season ago and couple of more decided to leave the program. On top of that, one Northern swimmer will miss the season with an injured knee and another will start the season on the disabled list because of back surgery. “We’ve kind of fallen apart before we’ve even started,” said coach Natasha Rubin. “I knew we would be challenged this year by numbers. I didn’t think we would be

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Northern Vance’s Abby Ellington swims the freestyle stroke in this November 2010 file photo.

challenged this much.” “I’m still pretty hopeful with the kids that are here,” Rubin added. “They’ve come to practice every day. They’ve been dedicated, focused. We might be small, but we should be somewhat competitive as individu-

als and as relays.” The Vikings welcome three new swimmers to a team that features five seniors: Abby Ellington, Annie Twisdale, Andy Tillotson, Colton Floyd, and D.J. Casto. “Right now, the ones that have stepped up

to lead so far are Abby, Andy, Madison is showing some leadership, as well as Annie,” said Rubin. Last season, Northern had a swimmer break the school record in the 50 free, both the girls’ and boys’ teams made it to regionals, and one of the boys’ relay teams missed out on qualifying for states by a hair. “I think with the relays, we should be somewhat competitive again,” Rubin said. “I’m hoping to get some individual racers into regionals this year, which we haven’t had in awhile.” Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

10 new swimmers for Southern BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Southern Vance won’t have much experience in the pool, but they do have room to grow. The Raiders have 10 new swimmers, mostly freshmen. With little to not competitive swimming experience, coach Chris Leas said the young swimmers are in the “developmental phase.” “We have been extremely pleased, they are a great group with a tremendous work ethic and are very coachable,” said Leas. “It

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Southern Vance’s Jonathan Sanders swims against Northern Vance in this November 2010 file photo. won’t take long to get some speed out of them.” The veteran leaders for the boys will be John

Brame, Travis Adcock and Jonathan Sanders. Taylor Stanton, Jessica Fairley, Harley Owen, and Kinzey

Patterson will lead the girls. Leas said the team’s focus has been being as diverse as possible. “Our focus has been really centered on having all of them learn and become proficient at all four strokes,” he said. “Since we lack some speed to be competitive at just freestyle and backstroke events, our best bet to be as competitive as possible is to fill out all of the possible events. Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

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NV coach confident entering wrestling season BY KELLEN HOLTZMAN DISPATCH SPORTS EDITOR

Second-year Northern Vance wrestling coach Robert McCarthy is still acclimating to wrestling in the Tri-County area. McCarthy, a Michigan native and former University of North Carolina wrestler, says now he has a better understanding of what to expect in his wrestling pupils. “A lot of learning. I came from an area where high school wrestling is really rich in tradition,” said McCarthy. “The area here in North Carolina, it’s not too big. It’s definitely on the rise. It’s getting there. Just learning that these kids didn’t come from the background that I came from. I understand what to expect and how to adjust my practices.”

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The Vikings graduated a total of three, including Geno Bullock, a talented heavyweight. “He was definitely a good leader. But we’re just looking for younger guys to try and step up and fill his shoes,” McCarthy said. Northern has one senior this season, Patrick Richardson, a first-year wrestler. McCarthy is expecting big seasons from Travis Heath (113 lbs.), Preston Ellis (195 lbs.) and Johnathan Norton (106 lbs.). He says having a young team is a good thing. “It means you have a young team and some talent to work with,” he said. “I’ve got some kids that are younger that have the potential to be pretty good if they can stick with it.”

right now the team is working towards that. “We want to get guys that are happy about being in school and passionate about the game of basketball,” James added. “We want to get out and be competitive with all the schools that we can.” VGCC Public Information Officer Andrew Beal contributed to this report. Contact the writer at kholtzman@hendersondispatch.com.

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Richardson will be ‘tough to beat’ for Southern Vance grapplers By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

Southern Vance wrestling doesn’t have the most experience, but the Raiders do have at least one standout: Moses Richardson Richardson, a junior, was a state qualifier last year at 120 lbs. “He’s going to be tough to beat,” said Southern coach Charlie Carroll. Quentin Spruill will be the other leader for the

Raiders, wrestling at 145. Spruill is a senior and a four-year member of the program. “He’s going to be tough,” Carroll said. “He needs to open up his offense. Richardson That was a problem last year.” Both Richardson and Spruill ran cross country

in the offseason, which is always a positive thing if you ask Carroll. The other 13 wrestlers are new. One hoping to make an impact will be junior Xavier Gregory at 181. Gregory was one of Southern’s better players on the football field at defensive end and linebacker. “He’s going to be tough to beat if he keeps his head on straight and stays focused,” said Carroll.

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Kerr-Vance’s Connor Wade puts more pressure on his opponents arm in this February file photo.

Without Frampton, Spartan wrestling moves into new era By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

The face of Kerr-Vance wrestling has moved on to the next level. Back-to-back state champion at 215 lbs., Chris Frampton has begun his freshman campaign at Gardner-Webb. Josh Smith and Jake Dorrance, who placed at last season’s state tourney, have also graduated. “This is definitely not a rebuilding year,” KVA coach Rick Frampton joked. As his uncle Rick puts it, Chris “eats, breathes and lives wrestling.” And that’s going to be hard for KVA to replace. Chris, in essence, put the Spartan wrestling program on the map. “You can’t measure it. I’ve told them beforehand that Chris was leaving and someone else had to carry that torch,” Rick said. “Because of Chris, people know who we are. Not just winning a private school state championship, but because

he placed or won at big public school tournaments. The question of, ‘Who are you guys?’ is no longer there.” So “Who are you guys?” is going to be replaced by another question as the Spartan wrestling program enters its fifth season. “I know we’re going to walk into a lot of gyms this year and they’re going to Greenway be like, ‘Where is everybody?’” Frampton said. The good news is that aside from two new wrestlers and another that competed at the public school junior high level, the rest of the team is back. The Spartans have only three seniors: Brett Greenway, Connor Wade and Anthony Montone, but Frampton sees that as a positive for the future of the program.

Greenway placed fourth at states his sophomore year. Frampton is also expecting big things from Connor Wade and Parkins Davis. “I really like what I’ve seen from Pierce Tooley so far this season,” Frampton added. “He’s really put a lot of energy and time into it and it’s paying off.” Adam Medlin and Jared Hicks are slated to compete for a spot at 106 lbs. “We’re not going to win a whole lot as a team just because we’re giving up 30 points to a full team because we have to forfeit five weight classes,” Frampton said. But interest in the school overall is there. Frampton said he has 24 kids in his wrestling club for first through sixth graders. In the meantime, Frampton and the Spartans will “just have to take it one match at a time and see what happens.”

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Toanone has huge freshman class By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Editor

It’s close to a blank slate for coach Mike Toanone and J.F. Webb wrestling. The Warriors have three returners accompanied by a mass of freshmen grapplers. Numbers are never a bad thing in wrestling, but Toanone has plenty of teaching to do. “I have to teach them every single move,” Toanone said of his rookies. “They don’t know a base. They don’t know a stance. They don’t know anything, so I have to start fresh and

keep it interesting for the few guys I do have that can wrestle.” Just because the Warriors are high in number, it doesn’t necessarily mean they can fill every weight class. It’s possible the team will have two or three guys at the same weight. “I do know I have everything from heavy to about 170 and I have everything from 103 to about 130,” said Toannone. “But I don’t know about the middle because I might have a bunch of guys at the same weight.” Jake Dickerson is Webb’s only senior and his

coach is expecting a run at states from him this season. The other returners are Patrick Campbell and Omari Powell, both juniors. The team has picked up two transfers with wrestling experience. Toanone is hoping the young wrestlers from the largest group he’s had at Webb can turn the Warriors into a Carolina 3A Conference power. “If they stay and they stick it out, two years from now, the only ones beating in the conference would be Orange,” he said. “But they have to stay.”

Northern Vance BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Jalen Terry, Jermon Hargrove, Montel Clark, Zsakual Arrington, Larry Champion, Sonny Jackson and Jaleel Seward; back row: asst. coach Victor Thorpe, asst. coach Quinton Daniel, John Nelson, Tyrone Neal, Tyrell Williams, Armani Williams, Nigel Woods, Le'Darius Richardson, Henry Raynor and head coach Wilton Baskett.

Northern Vance JV BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Jemario Marrow, Quavon Harris, Michael Spinner, Tyrie Williams, Phillip Jordan, Barry Bobbitt and Thomas Knight; back row: asst. coach Bradley Craft, Joseph Mitchell, Dy'Quan Marrow, Scott Hamrick, Anthony Mims, Denzel Puryear, Tommie Reed, D'Andre Hargrove, Tavin Moore and head coach Kevin Pierce.

Northern Vance GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Aneicia Wilkerson, Tanaua White, Amanda Moseley, Jasmine Evans, Latricha Parks, Jasmine Wilkins and Randayshia Perry; back row: asst. coach Casey Myers, Kaydi Roberson, Kechae Parker, head coach Randolph Crews, Kenya Perry, Jazmine Haywood, Randi Roberson and asst. coach Christa Mosley. Not pictured is Kendall Wilson.

Northern Vance JV CHEERLEADING

Northern Vance CHEERLEADING Front row (L to r): Nakeia Wright, Amber Stevenson, Michelle Spinner, Ebony Bullock and Kemari Hanks; back row: Ja'Toya Williams, Juvuan Hayes, Etasha Cheek, Kendra Talley, Brittney Lawson, Anastassja Davis McNeil and Keosha Perry.

Front row (L to R): Tabarron Glenn, Ashley Williams, Dateja Hawley, Dyasia Mitchell and Jazmine Howard; second row: Leah Spinner and Brookia Alston; back row: Queennae Kelley, Taylor Evans, Niya Sneed, Frerica Overby, Unicktria Ragland, Zsarkee'la Cheek and Deja Burwell.


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Northern Vance SWIMMING Front row (L to R): Sarah Mason, Logan Brinker, Annie Twisdale, Abby Ellington and Mallory Falkner; second row: Gray Hobgood, Colton Floyd, Ray Cheever, Madison Bobbitt, Andy Tillotson and Nick Sharpe; back row: head coach Natasha Rubin, Sarah Jackson, D.J. Casto, Blake Strickland, Ethan Parham and Sam Long.

Southern Vance BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Jahun Ricks, Devonte Henderson, E.J. Miles, Chris Henderson, Miles Clifton and J'Quan Yancey; back row: Shaq LeMay, Cameron Evans, Jeremy Bullock, Malik Robinson, Josh Young, Reggie Hunter and Miller Allen. Not pictured are Jamarcus Perry, Tyquan Peace, Jaquez Bullock, head coach Mike Rotolo, asst. coach Ken Bulluck and asst. coach Bill Hiller.

Southern Vance GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Shauquaney Bullock, Cordecia Southerland, Breona Jones and Kadedra Hayes; back row: Courtney Moss, Mikayla Sellers, Carslin Talley, Umeko Hunter, Kiyanna Kearney, Rashyda Burwell and Moesha Sneed.

Southern Vance WRESTLING Front row (L to R): Jonathan Carlock, Moses Richardson, Jonathan Maddox and Dequante Terry; second row: Joshua Boyd, Ricky Howard, Kavoris Perry, Kyle Lawrence and Dytarian Williams; back row: Kyle Roberson, Telvin Wilkerson and Ben Vandall. Not pictured are Quentin Spruill, Xavier Gregory, Roy Jones, head coach Charlie Carroll and asst. coach Bernard Young.

J.F. Webb JV BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): NyKwanza Henderson, Corey Evans, Devonte Williams, Tyler Thomas and Alkeem Harris; back row: asst. coach Cameron Davis, Joshuan Jones, Shyhem Wilkerson, Antonio Bowden, Roger Fields and Beau Smith.

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Northern Vance WRESTLING Front row (L to R): Anne Marie Rivera, Kenneth Durham, Jonas Simmons, Travis Heath, Jamal Kearney, Joshua Pendergrass and Vondavious Street; back row: Sharkied Chavis, Preston Ellis, Mykel Williams, Patrick Richardson, Gray Parrish, Justin Care, William Edwards and head coach Robert McCarthy.

Southern Vance JV BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Antarious Harrington, Johnny Hawkins, Tadarius Henderson, Shawn Henderson, Qualik Shearin and Jeremiah Williams; back row: Xavier Fields, Kean Branch, Darius Kearney, Tyler Jones, Darius Hargrove, Ty'Travion Roberts, Marcus Washington, Dequante Hinton and Alfonza Robinson. Not pictured are head coach Bill Hiller and Deonte Shearin.

Southern Vance SWIMMING Front row (L to R): Jessica Fairley, Brianna Ellington, Brian Macedo, Kimbre Archer and Kenia Puga; second row: Will Pernell, Matthew Woodlief, Kinzey Patterson, Nikki Henderson, Harley Owen, Kelly Shearin, Kyle Furlow and Jonathan Sanders; back row: Shaniqua Rice, Kelsey Davis, Taylor Stanton, Sarah Beth Stanton, Travis Adcock, Tyler Greene and Tyriek Branch.

J.F. Webb BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Tavarius Chavis, Stefan Cates, KJ Rogers, Mack Lyon and Jordan Yancey; back row: Trevion Wilkerson, Becker Seifert, Matthew Roach, Tyrek Beverly, Bryan Smith and Benjamin Sanya.

J.F. Webb GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Starr Jones, Hattie Chavis, LaQuasha Terry, Janae Carroll and Delacee Cooper; back row: asst. coach Otis Lyons, Desiree Patton, Amber Bowden, Alexis Williamson, Charlet Stainback, Hayley Marshburn and head coach Kenneth Rogers.


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J.F. Webb WRESTLING J.F. Webb JV GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Lilly Hill and Raven Edmonds; back row: head coach Otis Lyons, Camille Coleman, Shay Mallory, Desiree Patton, Charlet Stainback, Faith Champion and Jazmin Strater.

Front row (L to R): Luke Wheeless, Zach Harris, Neil Lewis, Justin Perry, Juan Delacruz, Edison Romero, Travis Clark, Salvador Velazquez and Tyrone Davis; second row: Trevon Simmons, Tyler Everhardt, Jake Dickerson, Patrick Campbell, Brandon Frazier, Shaquille Hunt, Cameron Blanchard, Omari Powell and Charles Terry; back row: head coach Mike Toanone, Simmie Williams, Terry Grenard, Maleak Yancey, Jaylon Greenwood, David McGhee, Jerquannzie Rodwell, Aaron Rettig and Brinson Allen.

Warren County BOYS’ B-BALL Warren County JV BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Ronald Kennerly, Michael Leonard, Quasim Burgess, Eliza Silver, Bradley Davis, Charleston Williams and Brian Mayfield; back row: head coach Wanda Thompson, manager Rakeem Champ, Justin Fitts, Phillip Bailey, Daniel Hunter, Jarvis Reid, Derrick Robinson, James Clark and manager Lamont Hicks. Not pictured is Fernando Daniels and Darian Stanton.

Warren County GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Courtney Macklin, Brooke Sykes, Jessica Davis, Calena Jeffries, Whitney Fuller and Jurea Simmons; back row: asst. coach McCormick, manager Tiona Boyd, Teja Kennerly, Ashley Alston, Alyssa Wilkins, Dominique Solomon, Rageane Watson, Alexis French, asst. coach Jenny O'Meara and head coach Shannon Jones. Not pictured is Brittney Waller.

Kerr-Vance BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Tyson Carrier, Troy Bickel, Gerald Palmer, George Hoyle and Hayes Griggs; back row: head coach David Carrier, Derrius Perry, Jacob Bowen, Brandon Dickerson, Jake Ruggles and Daniel Burnette.

Kerr-Vance GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Carrington Matias, Rebecca Ross, Price Wester and Rachel Ross; back row: asst. coach Brian Russell, Anna Macon Wemyss, Brittany West, Hannah Abbott, Jessica Darnell and head coach David Carrier. Not pictured is Cristin Abbott.

Front row (L to R): manager Lamont Hicks, Dyami Wortham, Isaiah Robinson, Antonio Thompson, Kendrick Wilkins, Aaron Smith, Jaylen Jones, Tyler Thompson and manager Davonte Hargrove; back row: asst. coach Terrance McCormick, Micael Hargrove, Timothy Person, Andrew Alston, Kaelan Evans, Xavier Alexander, Dennis Waddell, Otis Bulluck, Chris Privett and head coach Jason Fullen.

Warren County JV GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Emoni Durden, Symone Teague, Starbesha Satterwhite and Sydnei Bullock; back row: coach Jenny O'Meara, Sierra Hicks, NiAsia Douglas, coach Shannon Jones, Jasmine Stith and Infiniti Seward.

Kerr-Vance JV BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Caleb Weiss, Joseph Everett, Emil Bruce, Sam Fuquay, Jordan Hogge and James Averette; back row: Clay Mattingly, Colin Pegram, David Huff, Jordan Coghill, Hunter Layton, Joseph Burnette and head coach Fred Smith.

Kerr-Vance CHEERLEADING Front row (L to R): Kayla Holder, Addison Mabry, Jacey Monahan, Rachel Warren and Isabelle Goodwin; second row: Cassidy Holmes, Bailee Tippett, McKenzie Jones, Meredith Ellington, Jessica Moss and Devon Tabbert; back row: head coach Courtney Nutter, Brittney Lopez, Gabrielle Nutter, Cody Huber, Jordyn Steagall and Alana Welch.


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Kerr-Vance WRESTLING Front row (L to R): manager Emma Wilson, Adam Medlin, Jared Hicks, Jacob Goswick, Wyatt Evans, Pierce Tooley and manager Kaitlyn Jackson; back row: head coach Rick Frampton, Anthony Montone, Connor Wade, Brett Greenway, Parkins Davis, Daniel Currin and asst. coach Wayne Tabbert.

Crossroads JV BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Parker McClelland, Ryan Hutson and Kevin Patel; back row: Benjamin Paul, David Ellis, Tyler Satterwhite and Blade Ficek.

Crossroads JV GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Holly Waddell, Ali Arnold and Nicole Wille; back row: Michaela Nicholas, Caroline May, Baylee Bridgland and Sullivan Smith.

Norlina Christian GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Deja Palmer, Laura Mosley, Bridgett Matthews and Kaleigh Shearin; second row (L to R): manager Toshell Hawins, Molly Harty, Anna Britt Harty, Taylor Eatmon, Anna Davis and head coach Kelly Mosley.

Victory Christian GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R); Stephanie Matthews, Priscilla Nobles and Allison Stell; back row: asst. coach Rebecca Matthews, Kimberly Spence, Holly Buchanan, Melissa Abbott, Hannah Martin, Kayla Alston, Tayler Thompson, Christie Ellington and head coach Tammie Matthews.

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Crossroads BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Matt Carroll, Sam Jones, Ryan Hutson, Parker McClelland and Benjamin Paul; back row: David Ellis, Jonathan May, Jake Bones, Reid Sudheimer, Holden Hedgepeth and Tyler Satterwhite. Not pictured is D.J. Matthews.

Crossroads GIRLS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Jessica Matthews, Nicole Wille, Jamie McAuslan, Ali Arnold and Kaylee Anderson; back row: Michaela Nicholas, Jessi Hayes, Lizzy Long, Rachel May, Caroline May and Jennifer Long.

Norlina Christian BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Wesley Eatmon, Steven Carroll, Jacob Mosley and Adam Rooker; second row (L to R): Tyler Pegram, Ryan Norwood, Josh Justice, Michael Mitkos, manager Chase Vaughn and head coach Patrick Wright.

Victory Christian BOYS’ B-BALL Front row (L to R): Andrew Medlin, Lucas Pegram, Darin Stevenson, Austin Abbott, Saul Serrano, David Wells, Kevin Keeton and Max Blackwell; back row: head coach Bill Hissong, Christian Bowes, Will Vooris, Jeremy Florence, Adam Hope, Austin Wells, Dalton Pendergrass and Wesley Whitley.

Victory Christian CHEERLEADING Front row (L to R): Amy Jo Hissong and Kayla Padgett; second row: Julianna Lundeby, Shayla Alston, Taylor Alston, Kimberly Spence, Christie Ellington and Emily Gutshall; back row: coach Brooke Parnell, Stephanie Matthews, Kayla Alston, Priscilla Nobles, Hannah Martin, Leah Hedgepeth, Christnie Rice and coach Hannah Hurst.


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Schedules

The Daily Dispatch

Northern Vance VIKINGS Boys’ Basketball Nov. 22 FRANKLINTON Nov. 25 @ Person Co. Tourney Nov. 26 @ Person Co. Tourney Nov. 29 @ SE Halifax Dec. 2 @ Warren Co. Dec. 6 @ Franklinton Dec. 7 SE HALIFAX Dec. 9 LOUISBURG Dec. 15 @ Louisburg Dec. 28 @ W. Craven Tourney Dec. 29 @ W. Craven Tourney Dec. 30 @ W. Craven Tourney Jan. 6 ORANGE Jan. 10 WARREN CO. Jan. 13 @ Chapel Hill Jan. 18 CARDINAL GIBBONS Jan. 20 J.F. WEBB Jan. 24 S. VANCE Jan. 27 @ Orange Jan. 31 CHAPEL HILL Feb. 3 @ Cardinal Gibbons Feb. 7 @ J.F. Webb Feb. 10 @ S. Vance Girls’ Basketball Nov. 22 FRANKLINTON Nov. 25 @ Person Co. Tourney Nov. 26 @ Person Co. Tourney Nov. 29 @ SE Halifax Dec. 2 @ Warren Co. Dec. 6 @ Franklinton

Dec. 7 Dec. 9 Dec. 15 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 6 Jan. 10 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 24 Jan. 27 Jan. 31 Feb. 3 Feb. 7 Feb. 10

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

SE HALIFAX LOUISBURG @ Louisburg @ W. Craven Tourney @ W. Craven Tourney @ W. Craven Tourney ORANGE WARREN CO. @ Chapel Hill CARDINAL GIBBONS J.F. WEBB S. VANCE @ Orange 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 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

Swimming Nov. 29 @ S. Vance 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 @ R. Rapids TBD Dec. 6 S. VANCE/R. RAPIDS 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8 @ Cardinal Gibbons 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 S. VANCE/BUNN 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5 S. VANCE/CHAPEL HILL 4:30 p.m. Jan. 10 @ Cardinal Gibbons 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 @ S. Vance 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24 @ Carolina 3A Meet

6 p.m.

Wrestling Dec. 1 @ Ravenscroft 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 @ Rocky Mount Inv. 9:30 a.m.

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

Dec. 6 FRANKLINTON Dec. 10 @ Wakefield Inv. Dec. 15 BUNN Dec. 21 ROCKY MOUNT Dec. 30 @ Knightdale Duals Dec. 31 @ Knightdale Duals Jan. 14 @ Apex Tourney Jan. 19 J.F. WEBB Jan. 27 @ J.F. Webb Quad Feb. 1 @ S. Vance

Southern Vance RAIDERS Boys’ Basketball Nov. 29 @ Warren Co. Dec. 2 LOUISBURG Dec. 7 @ N. Durham Dec. 9 WARREN CO. Dec. 13 @ Louisburg Dec. 21 N. DURHAM Dec. 28 @ S. Granville Tourney Dec. 29 @ S. Granville Tourney Dec. 30 @ S. Granville Tourney Jan. 3 @ Orange Jan. 4 S. GRANVILLE Jan. 6 @ J.F. Webb Jan. 13 CARDINAL GIBBONS Jan. 20 CHAPEL HILL Jan. 24 @ N. Vance Jan. 27 J.F. WEBB Jan. 31 @ Cardinal Gibbons Feb. 3 ORANGE Feb. 7 @ Chapel Hill Feb. 10 N. VANCE

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

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

JV Boys’ Basketball Nov. 22 FRANKLINTON 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 @ SE Halifax 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 @ Warren Co. 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 @ Franklinton 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 SE HALIFAX 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9 LOUISBURG 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 @ Louisburg 4:30 p.m. Jan. 6 ORANGE 4:30 p.m. Jan. 10 WARREN CO. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 @ Chapel Hill 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18 CARDINAL GIBBONS 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 J.F. WEBB 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24 S. VANCE 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 @ Orange 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31 CHAPEL HILL 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3 @ Cardinal Gibbons 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 @ J.F. Webb 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10 @ S. Vance 4:30 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball Nov. 21 @ R. Rapids Tourney Nov. 22 @ R. Rapids Tourney Nov. 23 @ R. Rapids Tourney Dec. 2 LOUISBURG Dec. 7 @ N. Durham

Girls’ Basketball Nov. 21 @ R. Rapids Tourney Nov. 22 @ R. Rapids Tourney Nov. 23 @ R. Rapids Tourney Nov. 28 PERSON CO. Nov. 29 @ Franklinton Dec. 2 GRANVILLE CENTRAL Dec. 6 @ Person Co. Dec. 9 @ Granville Central Dec. 16 @ S. Granville Dec. 28 @ S. Granville Tourney Dec. 29 @ S. Granville Tourney Dec. 30 @ S. Granville Tourney Jan. 3 S. GRANVILLE

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

Jan. 4 Jan. 6 Jan. 18 Jan. 20 Jan. 24 Jan. 27 Jan. 31 Feb. 3 Feb. 7 Feb. 10

@ Orange S. VANCE CHAPEL HILL @ N. Vance CARDINAL GIBBONS @ S. Vance ORANGE @ Chapel Hill N. VANCE @ Cardinal Gibbons

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

Indoor Track Dec. 5 @ E. Alamance 4 p.m. Dec. 10 @ E. Alamance 10:30 p.m. Dec. 15 @ E. Alamance 4 p.m. Jan. 9 @ E. Alamance 4 p.m. Jan. 14 @ E. Alamance 4 p.m. Jan. 17 @ E. Alamance 4 p.m. Jan. 19 @ Cardinal Gibbons 5 p.m. Jan. 23 @ E. Alamance 4 p.m. Jan. 24 CARDINAL GIBBONS 5 p.m. Jan. 30 @ E. Alamance 4 p.m. Feb. 4 NCHSAA Championships Wrestling Nov. 21 Nov. 29 Dec. 3 Dec. 10 Dec. 16 Dec. 17 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Jan. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 18

S. GRANVILLE @ R. Rapids @ Franklinton Duals @ Wakefield Challenge @ E. Alamance Inv. @ E. Alamance Inv. @ Knightdale Duals @ Knightdale Duals @ Person Inv. @ Northwood Duals @ N. Vance

6 p.m. 5 p.m.

6 p.m.

Boys’ JV Basketball Nov. 22 @ Person Co. 6 p.m. Nov. 29 FRANKLINTON 6 p.m. Dec. 2 G.CENTRAL 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 PERSON CO. 6 p.m. Dec. 9 @ Granville Central 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16 S. GRANVILLE 6 p.m. Jan. 3 @ S. Granville 6 p.m. Jan. 4 ORANGE 6 p.m. Jan. 6 S. VANCE 4:30 p.m. Jan. 18 @ Chapel Hill 6 p.m. Jan. 20 @ N. Vance 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24 @ Cardinal Gibbons 6 p.m. Jan. 27 @ S. Vance 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31 @ Orange 6 p.m. Feb. 3 CHAPEL HILL 6 p.m. Feb. 7 N. VANCE 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10 CARDINAL GIBBONS 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.

Girls’ Basketball Nov. 17 TRINITY ACAD-RALEIGH 5 p.m. Nov. 29 CRESSET CHRISTIAN 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1 @ Victory Christian 6 p.m. Dec. 6 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 5:15 p.m. Dec. 8 CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN TBA Dec. 9 NORLINA CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Dec. 12 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Dec. 16 @ Kerr-Vance Tourney Dec. 17 @ Kerr-Vance Tourney Jan. 3 GRACE CHRISTIAN-SANFORD TBA Jan. 10 @ Grace Christian-Raleigh 6 p.m. Jan. 13 @ Cresset Christian 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17 @ Wayne Christian 5:45 p.m. Jan. 20 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN (homecoming) 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 @ Norlina Christian 6 p.m. Jan. 27 @ Trinity Acad-Raleigh 6 p.m. Jan. 30 KERR-VANCE 5:45 p.m. Jan. 31 @ Cape Fear Christian TBA Feb. 3 @ Grace Christian-Sanford TBA Feb. 7 WAYNE CHRISTIAN 5:15 p.m. Feb. 9 GRACE CHRISTIAN-RALEIGH 6 p.m.

JV Boys’ Basketball Nov. 29 CRESSET CHRISTIAN Dec. 6 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN

4 p.m. 4 p.m.

Jan. 31 @ Cornerstone Christian Feb. 10 @ New Life Camp Feb. 17 @ Heritage Christian Feb. 23 @ Victory Christian Feb. 28 @ Garnett Christian

7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball Nov. 18 HALIWA SAPONI 6 p.m. Dec. 2 NEW LIFE CAMP 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 @ Crossroads Christian 6 p.m. Dec. 13 CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 6 p.m.

Boys’ Basketball Nov. 18 @ Granville Central (scrimmage) 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 @ Weldon 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 S. VANCE 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 N. VANCE 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 WELDON 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 @ S. Vance 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 BUNN 8:30 p.m. Dec. 20 CORINTH HOLDERS 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 @ S. Granville Tourney TBA Dec. 29 @ S. Granville Tourney TBA Dec. 30 @ S. Granville Tourney TBA Jan. 3 @ N. Johnston 8:30 p.m. Jan. 6 NW HALIFAX 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 FRANKLINTON 8:30 p.m. Jan. 10 @ N. Vance 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 @ R. Rapids 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17 LOUISBURG 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 @ Bunn 8:30 p.m. Jan. 24 @ Corinth Holders 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 N. JOHNSTON 8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 @ NW Halifax 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 @ Franklinton 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 R. RAPIDS 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9 @ Louisburg 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8 CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN TBA Jan. 3 GRACE CHRISTIAN-SANFORD TBA Jan. 6 NORTHWOOD TEMPLE 5 p.m. Jan. 10 @ Grace Christian-Raleigh 4:45 p.m. Jan. 13 @ Cresset Christian 4 p.m. Jan. 17 @ Wayne Christian 4 p.m. Jan. 20 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 4 p.m. Jan. 30 KERR-VANCE 4 p.m. Jan. 31 @ Cape Fear Christian TBA Feb. 3 @ Grace Christian-Sanford TBA Feb. 7 WAYNE CHRISTIAN 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 GRACE of RALEIGH 4:45 p.m. Feb. 10 @ Northwood Temple 5 p.m. JV Girls’ Basketball Nov. 29 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 6:15 p.m. Dec. 8 CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN TBA Dec. 12 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 3 GRACE OF SANFORD TBA Jan. 6 CAROLINA FRIENDS 4 p.m. Jan. 10 @ Grace of Raleigh 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24 @ Norlina Christian 6 p.m. Jan. 26 @ Carolina Friends 4 p.m. Jan. 31 @ Cape Fear Christian TBA Feb. 3 @ Grace Christian of Sanford 3:30 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball Nov. 18 @ Granville Central (scrimmage) 6 p.m. Nov. 21 @ R. Rapids Tourney TBA

3 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m.

Jan. 11 @ Guilford Tech Jan. 14 @ Pitt CC Jan. 18 @ Johnston CC Jan. 21 CATAWBA VALLEY CC Jan. 24 @ Mt. Zion Jan. 25 @ Patrick Henry CC Jan. 28 SANDHILLS CC Jan. 30 @ Louisburg College Feb. 1 WAKE TECH

7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Boys’ Basketball Nov. 18 @ Liberty Tourney TBA Dec. 1 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 @ Masonic Home 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 @ Crossroads Christian 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 ROXBORO CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 @ Norlina Christian 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 MASONIC HOME 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6 @ Haliwa-Saponi Tribal 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 @ Kerr-Vance 7 p.m. Jan. 10 @ Roxboro Christian 5:30 p.m. Jan. 13 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 GARNETT CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 5 @ Brunswick CC 3 p.m. Feb. 8 @ Wake Tech 7 p.m. Feb. 10 PATRICK HENRY CC 6 p.m. Feb. 11 @ Catawba Valley CC 3 p.m. Feb. 15 LENOIR CC 7 p.m. Feb. 20 @ Rockingham CC 7 p.m. Feb. 22 JOHNSTON CC 7 p.m. Feb. 25 @ Lenoir CC 3 p.m. * Home games at Aycock Rec Complex

THE DAILY

Serving Henderson, Vance County and surrounding areas

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. 29 N. VANCE/R. RAPIDS 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 @ R. Rapids 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 N. VANCE/R. RAPIDS 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 ORANGE 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20 N. VANCE 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5 CHAPEL HILL/N. VANCE 4 p.m. Jan. 10 @ Chapel Hill 4 p.m. Jan. 19 N. VANCE 4 p.m. Jan. 24 @ Carolina 3A Meet

Wrestling Nov. 30 BUNN 7 p.m. Dec. 3 @ Rocky Mount 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 @ Wakefield Inv. 9 a.m. Dec. 17 RAIDER DUALS 9:30 a.m. Jan. 7 @ Person Co. Inv. 9 a.m. Jan. 10 @ Kerr-Vance 6 p.m. Jan. 14 @ S. Nash Duals 9 a.m. Jan. 19 @ S. Nash 6 p.m. Jan. 27 @ J.F. Webb 6 p.m. Feb. 1 J.F. WEBB/N. VANCE 6:30 p.m. JV Boys’ Basketball Nov. 29 @ Warren Co. Dec. 2 LOUISBURG Dec. 7 @ N. Durham Dec. 9 WARREN CO. Dec. 13 @ Louisburg Dec. 21 N. DURHAM Jan. 3 @ Orange Jan. 4 S. GRANVILLE Jan. 6 @ J.F. Webb Jan. 13 CARDINAL GIBBONS Jan. 20 CHAPEL HILL Jan. 24 @ N. Vance Jan. 27 J.F. WEBB Jan. 31 @ Cardinal Gibbons Feb. 3 ORANGE Feb. 7 @ Chapel Hill Feb. 10 N. VANCE

6 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. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 16 KVA Holiday Tourney Dec. 17 KVA Holiday Tourney Jan. 3 @ Calvary Baptist 6 p.m. Jan. 6 CARY CHRISTIAN 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 5:30 p.m. Jan. 11 @ Roxboro Community 6 p.m. Jan. 12 @ Halifax Acad 6 p.m. Jan. 17 @ Parrott Acad 6 p.m. Jan. 20 ROCKY MOUNT ACAD 6 p.m. Jan. 24 ST. DAVID’S 6 p.m. Jan. 27 @ Cary Christian 6 p.m. Jan. 30 @ Crossroads Christian 5:45 p.m. Jan. 31 HALIFAX ACAD 6 p.m. Feb. 3 PARROTT ACAD 6 p.m. Feb. 7 @ Rocky Mount Acad 6 p.m. Feb. 10 @ St. David’s 6 p.m. Feb. 14 EPIC tourney Feb. 17 EPIC Semifinals (R. Rapids) Feb. 18 EPIC Championships (R. Rapids) Feb. 21 NCISAA tourney Feb. 23 NCISAA quarterfinals Feb. 24 NCISAA semifinals Feb. 25 NCISAA championships Wrestling Nov. 12 @ Cary Duals All-day Nov. 15 NRCA/GBORO DAY 5 p.m. Nov. 17 RAVENSCROFT 5 p.m. Nov. 21 @ Bunn 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 ST. DAVID’S 5 p.m. Dec. 1 FRANKLINTON 6 p.m. Dec. 3 @ Franklinton Duals All-day Dec. 5 G.CENTRAL/BUNN 5 p.m. Dec. 9 @ Wesleyan Christian 5 p.m. Dec. 10 @ Wakefield Tourney All-day Jan. 3 @ R. Rapids 5 p.m. Jan. 4 @ Greensboro Day 5 p.m.

Jan. 6 N. VANCE 6 p.m. Jan. 10 S. VANCE 6 p.m. Jan. 12 WESLEYAN/ST. DAVID’S 5 p.m. Jan. 18 @ S. Granville TBD Jan. 26 @ N. Raleigh Christian 7 p.m. Jan. 28 @ S. Durham Duals All-day Jan. 31 @ Cary Acad 5 p.m. Feb. 4 @ Blue & Gold Inv. (Cary) All-day Feb. 7 @ Ravenscroft 5 p.m. Feb. 9 CARY ACAD 5 p.m. Feb. 17 NCISAA Championships (Charlotte) Feb. 18 NCISAA Championships (Charlotte) JV Boys’ Basketball Nov. 18 @ Burlington Christian 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 FRANKLIN ACAD 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 @ Caldwell Acad 4 p.m. Dec. 6 LIGHTHOUSE 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9 FRANKLINTON 4 p.m. Jan. 3 @ Calvary Baptist 4:30 p.m. Jan. 6 CARY CHRISTIAN 4:30 p.m. Jan. 11 @ Roxboro Community 4:30 p.m. Jan. 12 @ Halifax Acad 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17 @ Parrott Acad 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 ROCKY MOUNT ACAD 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24 ST. DAVID’S 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 @ Cary Christian 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30 @ Crossroads Christian 4 p.m. Jan. 31 HALIFAX ACAD 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3 PARROTT ACAD 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 @ Rocky Mount Acad 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10 @ St. David’s 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14 EPIC tourney Feb. 16 EPIC Semifinals (R. Rapids) Feb. 18 EPIC Championships (R. Rapids)

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@ R. Rapids Tourney @ R. Rapids Tourney N. VANCE @ S. Vance BUNN CORINTH HOLDERS @ S. Granville Tourney @ S. Granville Tourney @ S. Granville Tourney @ N. Johnston NW HALIFAX FRANKLINTON @ N. Vance @ R. Rapids LOUISBURG @ Bunn @ Corinth Holders N. JOHNSTON @ NW Halifax @ Franklinton R. RAPIDS @ Louisburg

TBA TBA 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m.

JV Boys’ Basketball Nov. 18 @ Granville Central (scrimmage) 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25 @ Weldon 6 p.m. Nov. 29 S. VANCE 6 p.m. Dec. 2 N. VANCE 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5 @ Norlina Christian 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 WELDON 6 p.m.

Dec. 9 @ S. Vance 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16 BUNN 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20 CORINTH HOLDERS 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21 @ S. Granville Tourney TBA Dec. 22 @ S. Granville Tourney TBA Jan. 3 @ N. Johnston 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6 NW HALIFAX 4:30 p.m. Jan. 9 FRANKLINTON 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10 @ N. Vance 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 @ R. Rapids 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17 LOUISBURG 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 @ Bunn 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 @ Corinth Holders 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 N. JOHNSTON 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 @ NW Halifax 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3 @ Franklinton 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 R. RAPIDS 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 @ Louisburg 4:30 p.m. JV Girls’ Basketball Dec. 5 @ Norlina Christian Dec. 16 BUNN Dec. 21 @ S. Granville Tourney Dec. 22 @ S. Granville Tourney Jan. 3 @ N. Johnston Jan. 9 FRANKLINTON Jan. 13 @ R. Rapids Jan. 19 NORLINA CHRISTIAN Jan. 20 @ Bunn Jan. 27 N. JOHNSTON Feb. 7 R. RAPIDS

Jan. 27 CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 @ Heritage Christian 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 @ Garnett Christian 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 @ Cornerstone Christian 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 NORLINA CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 HALIWA-SAPONI TRIBAL 7:30 p.m.

6 p.m. 4 p.m. TBA TBA 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball Dec. 1 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN Dec. 6 @ Masonic Home Dec. 8 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN Dec. 12 @ Crossroads Christian Dec. 13 ROXBORO CHRISTIAN

6 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

Dec. 16 @ Norlina Christian 6 p.m. Jan. 3 MASONIC HOME 5 p.m. Jan. 6 @ Haliwa-Saponi Tribal 6 p.m. Jan. 9 @ Kerr-Vance 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10 @ Roxboro Christian 4 p.m. Jan. 13 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 20 GARNETT CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 27 CORNERSTONE 6 p.m. Feb. 3 @ Heritage Christian 6 p.m. Feb. 7 @ Garnett Christian 6 p.m. Feb. 14 @ Cornerstone Christian 6 p.m. Feb. 23 NORLINA CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Feb. 28 HALIWA-SAPONI TRIBAL 6 p.m.

>>> All schedules subject to change

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Nov. 22 Nov. 23 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 20 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 3 Jan. 6 Jan. 9 Jan. 10 Jan. 13 Jan. 17 Jan. 20 Jan. 24 Jan. 27 Jan. 31 Feb. 3 Feb. 7 Feb. 9

Victory Christian EAGLES

Dec. 16 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 6 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 13 GARNETT CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 17 @ E.N.C. School of Deaf 6 p.m. Jan. 24 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 6 p.m. Jan. 27 HALIWA SAPONI (Homecoming) 6 p.m. Jan. 31 @ Cornerstone Christian 6 p.m. Feb. 10 @ New Life Camp 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 @ Heritage Christian 6 p.m. Feb. 23 @ Victory Christian 6 p.m. Feb. 28 @ Garnett Christian 6 p.m.

Vance - Granville VANGUARDS Basketball Nov. 5 MT. ZION Nov. 9 SOUTHSIDE VA CC Nov. 12 @ Sandhils CC Nov. 19 LOUISBURG COLLEGE Nov. 30 GUILFORD TECH Dec. 3 PITT CC Jan. 4 ROCKINGHAM CC Jan. 7 @ Southside VA CC

Dec. 9 WARREN CO. Dec. 13 @ Louisburg Dec. 21 N. DURHAM Dec. 28 @ S. Granville Tourney Dec. 29 @ S. Granville Tourney Dec. 30 @ S. Granville Tourney Jan. 3 @ Orange Jan. 4 S. GRANVILLE Jan. 6 @ J.F. Webb Jan. 13 CARDINAL GIBBONS Jan. 20 CHAPEL HILL Jan. 24 @ N. Vance Jan. 27 J.F. WEBB Jan. 31 @ Cardinal Gibbons Feb. 3 ORANGE Feb. 7 @ Chapel Hill Feb. 10 N. VANCE

Warren County EAGLES

Norlina Christian CRUSADERS Boys’ Basketball Nov. 18 HALIWA SAPONI 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 NEW LIFE CAMP 8 p.m. Dec. 9 @ Crossroads Christian 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 GARNETT CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 @ E.N.C. School of Deaf 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 HALIWA SAPONI (Homecoming) 7:30 p.m.

6 p.m. 6 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball Nov. 18 @ Burlington Christian 5:45 p.m. Nov. 21 @ New Garden Friends 5:45 p.m. Nov. 29 FRANKLIN ACAD 6 p.m. Dec. 2 @ Caldwell Acad 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 FRANKLINTON 5:30 p.m.

Crossroads Christian COLTS Boys’ Basketball Nov. 17 TRINITY ACAD-RALEIGH 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 NOBLE ACADEMY 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 CRESSET CHRISTIAN 7 p.m. Dec. 1 @ Victory Christian 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 6:45 p.m. Dec. 8 CAPE FEAR CHRISTIAN TBA Dec. 9 NORLINA CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 @ Kerr-Vance Tourney Dec. 17 @ Kerr-Vance Tourney Jan. 3 GRACE CHRISTIAN-SANFORD TBA Jan. 6 NORTHWOOD TEMPLE 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 @ Grace Christian-Raleigh 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 @ Cresset Christian 7 p.m. Jan. 17 @ Wayne Christian 7 p.m. Jan. 20 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN (homecoming) 7 p.m. Jan. 24 @ Norlina Christian 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 @ Trinity Acad-Raleigh 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 KERR-VANCE 7 p.m. Jan. 31 @ Cape Fear Christian TBA Feb. 3 @ Grace Christian-Sanford TBA Feb. 7 WAYNE CHRISTIAN 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 GRACE CHRISTIAN-RALEIGH 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 @ Northwood Temple 6:30 p.m.

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Boys’ Basketball Nov. 18 @ Burlington Christian 7 p.m. Nov. 21 @ New Garden Friends 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 FRANKLIN ACAD 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 @ Caldwell Acad 7 p.m. Dec. 6 LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 7 p.m. Dec. 9 FRANKLINTON 7 p.m. Dec. 16 KVA Holiday Tourney Dec. 17 KVA Holiday Tourney Jan. 3 @ Calvary Baptist 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 CARY CHRISTIAN 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 7 p.m. Jan. 11 @ Roxboro Community 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 @ Halifax Acad 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 @ Parrott Acad 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 ROCKY MOUNT ACAD 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 ST. DAVID’S 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 @ Cary Christian 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 @ Crossroads Christian 7 p.m. Jan. 31 HALIFAX ACAD 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 PARROTT ACAD 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 @ Rocky Mount Acad 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 @ St. David’s 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 EPIC tourney Feb. 17 EPIC Semifinals (R. Rapids) Feb. 18 EPIC Championships (R. Rapids) Feb. 21 NCISAA tourney Feb. 23 NCISAA quarterfinals Feb. 24 NCISAA semifinals Feb. 25 NCISAA championships

Jan. 21 @ Cary Duals Jan. 27 N. VANCE/S. VANCE 5 p.m. Feb. 1 @ S. Vance 6 p.m.

Girls’ JV Basketball Nov. 28 PERSON CO. Nov. 29 @ Franklinton Dec. 6 @ Person Co. Dec. 16 @ S. Granville Jan. 3 S. GRANVILLE Jan. 4 @ Orange Jan. 18 CHAPEL HILL Jan. 24 CARDINAL GIBBONS Jan. 31 ORANGE Feb. 3 @ Chapel Hill Feb. 10 @ Cardinal Gibbons

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Kerr-Vance SPARTANS

J.F. Webb WARRIORS Boys’ Basketball Nov. 22 @ Person Co. Nov. 29 FRANKLINTON Dec. 2 GRANVILLE CENTRAL Dec. 6 PERSON CO. Dec. 9 @ Granville Central Dec. 16 S. GRANVILLE Dec. 28 @ S. Granville Tourney Dec. 29 @ S. Granville Tourney Dec. 30 @ S. Granville Tourney Jan. 3 @ S. Granville Jan. 4 ORANGE Jan. 6 S. VANCE Jan. 18 @ Chapel Hill Jan. 20 @ N. Vance Jan. 24 @ Cardinal Gibbons Jan. 27 @ S. Vance Jan. 31 @ Orange Feb. 3 CHAPEL HILL Feb. 7 N. VANCE Feb. 10 CARDINAL GIBBONS

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DISPATCH


Daily Dispatch: Playing with Confidence: Winter Sports: November 25, 2011  

Special section highlighting activities of the area high schools and community college in Vance, Granville and Warren counties

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