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The Lady Tigers have built a dynasty in the 1-A ranks. (Courtesy photo by Billy Ragland)

Lady Tigers Aiming Again For Raleigh This Year There’s an old clichéd T-shirt that makes the rounds of the sports world, almost exclusively reserved for traditional powerhouses — ‘We don’t rebuild. We reload.’ The Rosman High volleyball team doesn’t use it — yet — but by any definition the Lady Tigers have built a dynasty in the 1-A ranks. Last year, Rosman advanced to the fourth round of the playoffs before falling to eventual 1-A champion Hendersonville (a powerhouse in and of themselves). And in recent history, they’ve been to the state title game twice, with an eye on returning to Raleigh in 2013. The elements are in place for a reload. The Lady Tigers return all but one member from last year’s 17-0 Smoky Mountain Champion squad. Nine seniors grace the roster, with eight of those coming back with playing experience, and those are backed up by several junior standouts. They are led by Smoky Mountain Conference coach-of-the-year Amanda McCall. Returning Players The Lady Tigers return two all-conference players and three honorable mentions for the 2013 season: seniors Morgan Sisk, Brooke Reese, Jenah McCall, Candace Petit and junior Hannah Reese. Of the nine seniors on the squad, four of them play

club volleyball year-round. Sisk, an all-conference senior outside hitter, led the team in kills for her junior year with 255. She was also second on the team in digs with 403, playing throughout the rotation. She was voted a team captain for 2013. “When she’s on, she’s on,” McCall said. “We’re expecting a lot out of Morgan and for her to lead by example.” Reese, another senior and all-conference selection her junior year, anchors the defense at the libero position. She had 482 digs in 2012. “We just need Brooke to do what she’s always done, which is not let any ball hit our court and pass to the target so we can run our offense,” McCall said. “We’re speeding up our offense this year, so her passing will have to be even better, and she’ll do it.” McCall, another senior, earned honorable mention last year. She had 99 blocks and was fourth on the team in kills with 173. “She’s going to be our girl at the net,” McCall said. “She’s worked hard in the offseason to be a better blocker and to block it quick. She’s also hitting the mess out of the ball right now.” Petit, a senior setter for the Lady Tigers, was honorable mention as a triple threat for Rosman in 2012. She put up respectable numbers in

kills (78), digs (206) and assists (366). “Candace is going to be our most consistent player and one that everybody else is going to feed off of,” McCall said. “She’ll set the tempo of the game, and as a captain will be one of our leaders on the court.” The rest of the senior class bring a good mix of playing time and quality minutes off the bench on a deep squad with 13 on the roster. Lauren Mahoney will help the defense. “Lauren has put a lot of hard work in and we’re looking forward to what she’s going to bring this season,” McCall said. Bethany Green will look to contribute from the outside hitter position. “Bethany is just a good kid to have around,” McCall said. “She’s always positive, always trying to get her team up. She can turn the bad into good — she’s just got a great attitude.” Pam Kilpatrick returns after taking her junior season off but came back with the right attitude, according to the coach. “We’re excited to have her back,” McCall added. “She’s consistent, and we’re looking for big things out of her. She’s looked good so far.” Joining this group will be junior Hannah Reese, an all conference honorable mention her sophomore year. She was brought up to

ROSMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2013 VOLLEYBALL TEAM No. Name Pos. 1 Brooke Reese L 2 Bethany Green OH 7 Claire Harris MB 8 Kirstyn Whisenant RS 11 Hannah Sanders S 12 Hannah Reese OH 13 Lauren Mahoney DS 15 Jenah McCall MH 16 Morgan Sisk OH 21 Pamela Kilpatrick OH 22 Candace Petit S Head coach: Amanda McCall Assistant coach: Sarah Chappell Athletic director: David Galloway

Height 5-3 5-6 5-10 5-6 5-7 5-10 5-4 6-0 5-10 5-6 5-10

Grade 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 11 12

fill a critical void left in the middle due to the injury of Briana Galloway. Reese was second on the team in kills with 231 and third on the team in digs with 269. She also had 23 solo blocks on the year. High Expectations “Let’s start at the beginning,” said McCall. “Our goal is to win conference, undefeated, again, the conference tournament, and if this team wants it, they’ll bring home a state championship.” McCall said she learned a valuable lesson in the loss to the Lady Bearcats last season, one she’s determined to rectify this year. Her Lady Tigers were unprepared for the speed and skill set of the eventual state champions. Their first three opponents in the 1-A playoffs were weaker teams they’d already beaten before, and they had just two days to prepare for Hendersonville. “We don’t see fast teams with blocking,” McCall said. “And Hendersonville blocked every time. They served aggressively every time. We started preparing for that from Aug. 1.” In addition to funda-

mentals, McCall and staff have been drilling the Lady Tigers on passing, ballhandling and controlling the volleyball. The servereceive is the cornerstone on which a good offense is built, leading up to a successful set and kill point. And all of that will have to be done at a higher rate of play. To help with that, McCall designed a gauntlet of opponents in late September and early October to prepare the Lady Tigers. Those teams include 3-A powerhouses Enka and West Henderson, as well as 2-A standouts Brevard and Polk. “I told the girls October was going to be a rough month,” McCall said. “But if we’re playing those teams two weeks before the state tournament, we’re not going to be shell-shocked when we run into a team like Hendersonville.” McCall also said the mentality of practice has changed. No longer will the Lady Tigers let a ball hit the court without a try. Anyone who slacks off punishes the entire team with sprints. Consequently, the defense is digging up

balls that used to result in points for the opponent. Conference Outlook The Lady Tigers should be the odds-on favorite to win the Smoky Mountain Conference yet again. Swain will contend as one of the few teams to take Rosman to five games last season. Andrews is improved, McCall said, and Robbinsville and Murphy will represent “scrappy” opponents. The junior varsity squad will be looking for its eighth consecutive conference and tournament title. “This jayvee team looks better than any I’ve seen,” McCall said. “They have really worked their butts off. They say ‘we’re not going to be the jayvee team that drops that streak.’” About The Coach McCall enters her third year as head coach of the Lady Tigers, seventh overall, serving under the tutelage of long-time head coach Mildred Powell. McCall played at Western Carolina University and for East Henderson High School.

ROSMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2013 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Date Opponent Wed., Aug. 7 ACA Scrimmage Sat., Aug.17 North Henderson Scrimmage Mon., Aug.19 East Henderson Tue., Aug.20 Cherokee* Thu., Aug.22 Hayesville* Tue., Aug. 27 Murphy* Thu., Aug. 29 Robbinsville* Tue., Sept. 3 Blue Ridge Thu., Sept. 5t Swain* Tue., Sept. 10 Highlands Thu., Sept.12 Andrews* Mon., Sept. 16 East Henderson Tue., Sept. 17 Cherokee* Thu., Sept. 19 Hayesville* Tue., Sept. 24 Murphy* Thu., Sept.26 Robbinsville* Sat., Sept. 28 Dig Pink Tue., Oct. 1 Blue Ridge Thu., Oct. 3 Swain* Tue., Oct. 5 Dig for a Cure Thu., Oct. 8 Highlands Tue., Oct. 10 Andrews* Oct., 12th -16 SMC Tourney Sat., Oct. 19 1st rd. playoffs * Denotes Conference Games. Game Time MS Head Coach - Amanda McCall

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The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013–Page 3 FS

The Lady Devils return all but one starter from last yearʼs squad.

The Lady Devils Know The Time Is Now The Lady Blue Devils picked an apt slogan for this year’s volleyball season: “It’s Now or Never.” With six seniors returning on a squad that won the 2-A portion of the WNC Athletic Conference and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs, expectations are high for the 2013 season. Two of those returnees are all-conference selections from last year: Rachel Cassell and Kjersti Anderson. Head coach Jessica Merrill expects a lot from her players, and they expect a lot from themselves, she said. “Expectations are just what people think,” Merrill said. “They have to go out and prove it. They have to walk the walk.” Senior Leadership Cassell joins five other seniors who are looking to make a lasting mark on the Lady Blue Devil history books this year: Lauren and Caitlin Murray, Kandace Kreigsman, Hunter Parrish and Peyton Bailey. Cassell has been the starting setter for Brevard for the past three seasons. Last year, she put up 737 assists, averaging nearly nine per game. She was used extensively all over the court in a 5-1 set by Brevard. This year, she will rotate out more as Merrill goes to a 6-2 setup. That has more to do with the

depth and skill set of Cassell’s teammates than anything else. “Rachel has played a vital role in the rebuilding of this program,” Merrill said. “She’s really been a leader. She’s really smart, has great hands and her defense has really improved this year.” The twins, Lauren and Caitlin Murray, are as hard to separate when talking about them as it is to tell them apart on the court. Both are integral to the Lady Blue Devils’ defensive success. “Lauren is more of a left side defender, while Caitlin is more of a middleback defender,” Merrill said. “Both of them have improved each year, and they are the hardest working girls on my volleyball court. If you looked up teammate in the dictionary, you’d find their pictures. Their work ethic is unbelievable every day.” Kreigsman has thrived as one of the Lady Blue Devils’ top offensive weapons in spite of rotating around the court in a variety of positions. She started out as a middle hitter, moved to the right side her junior year and will now take up position in the middle once again. She’s also one of the Lady Blue Devils who play nearly year-round in club volleyball. “Kandace has really

gotten stronger this year, and smarter too. She sees the court a lot better than she has in the past,” Merrill said. “Her blocking is spectacular.” Parrish, the team libero, provides a senior spark and leadership role all over campus, according to the head coach. “Hunter is another girl who is the loudest person in the gym,” Merrill said. “She’s a leader on the court and off the court and has gladly stepped into that role. The girls look up to her for that special push.” Bailey offers a unique athleticism well-admired by the coaching staff. She’s useful not only as a hitter, but also defensively as a passer and digger. “Peyton’s an allaround great athlete,” Merrill said. “She could really play any position we need her to.” A Deep Bench The rest of the Lady Blue Devils will be made up of a relatively strong junior class, a few standout sophomores and one or two freshmen thrown into the mix, giving Merrill plenty of depth on the bench. Kjersti Anderson returns for her junior year after posting all-conference numbers as a sophomore. She was second on the team with 201 kills and 25 blocks. She was also a leading defender with 420 digs, good for tops on the

BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL 2013 VOLLEYBALL TEAM No. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 # 14

Name Grade Rachel Cassell Sr. Dory Walrath Jr. Mackenzie McNiel Jr. Caitlyn Murray Sr. Lauren Murray Sr. Ashley McBee Fr. Jamie Hyatt Jr. Hunter Parrish Sr. Kjersti Anderson Jr. Gracie Carrick Sr. Kandace Kreigsman Sr. Vana Gonce Jr. Brittany-Nicole Nicholson Jr. Peyton Bailey Sr.

Height 5-4 5-0 5-5 5-8 5-8 5-5 5-4 5-3 5-8 6-1 5-9 5-2 5-3 5-7

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team. Gracie Carrick hit the court with a splash in her freshman year, with 176 kills and 76 blocks from the middle position. She’ll represent the third leg of a towering front along with Anderson and Kreigsman. Freshman Ashley McBee has stepped into a starting role on the varsity squad, due in large part to her vertical leap and strong swing. She was a standout on the undefeated Lady Blue Devil middle school basketball team last year. “We’ve got a strong junior class and a lot of depth,” Merrill said. “We don’t have to worry so much about rotations and fatigue this year. This year we’ve got more options.” Conference Outlook The Lady Blue Devils play in one of the toughest volleyball conferences in the state, and Merrill likes that. West Henderson is a favorite to go deep or win it

all each and every year from the 3-A ranks. North Henderson is likewise tough, as well as Pisgah and even the Smoky Mountains and Franklin. “It prepares us for the postseason,” Merrill said of the top-level competition. “There really isn’t a team I can say isn’t on our radar. “We can’t afford to take any nights off. Anything can happen, and there’s nobody on the schedule we can take lightly. “Smoky Mountain and East Henderson — two of the lower-place teams in the conference — two years ago we lost to those two teams,” Merrill added. The Lady Blue Devils seem to have their sights set and focused on the ultimate goal — winning the conference and making waves in the playoffs. “If they keep that level of aggressiveness and work ethic, it will help them win

some ballgames,” Merrill said. “They’ve set specific goals — not to just win, but to improve in every skill area in each game.” About The Coach Merrill enters her fifth year as head coach of the Lady Blue Devils. She was a 2004 graduate of Rosman High School and a member of its 2002 State Championship squad. She attended Brevard College and was a two-sport athlete there, as well, splitting time on the volleyball court and basketball team. Corey Emory returns as junior varsity coach after leading the Lady Blue Devil jayvee squad to a 153 overall record, 9-1 league mark. They defeated West Henderson 3-1 on Oct. 4. They also defeated a topranked Rosman JV team. Mary Ramey, a longtime fixture at Rosman, returns to assist.

BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL 2013 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Date

Opponent

Time

Sat., 8/3 TEAM POWER DAY 10:00am Sat., 8/10 @ Xcel Sports Complex TBA# Sat., 8/17 @ North Henderson TBA# Mon., 8/19 Hendersonville 5:00 p.m. p.m. Tue., 8/20 North Buncombe 5:00 p.m. p.m. Thur.s., 8/22 @ Polk 4:30 p.m. Mon., 8/26 Blue Ridge 5:00 p.m. p.m. Tue., 8/27 @ Hendersonville 4:30 p.m. Thur., 8/29 Franklin 5:00 p.m.* Tue., 9/3 Tuscola 5:00 p.m.* Wed., 9/4 @ Enka 5:00 p.m. Thur., 9/5 @ East Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Tue., 9/10 @ West Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Thur., 9/12 Smoky Mountain 5:00 p.m.* Sat., 9/14 Swain 12:00 p.m. Tue., 9/17 North Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Thur., 9/19 @ Pisgah 5:00 p.m.* Tue., 9/24 @ Franklin 5:00 p.m.* Thur., 9/26 @ Tuscola 5:00 p.m.* Sat., 9/28 Pink Tourney @ Rosman TBA Mon., 9/30 Asheville Christian Academy 5:00 p.m. Tue, 10/1 East Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Thur., 10/3 West Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Mon, 10/7 @ Blue Ridge 5:00 p.m. Tue., 10/8 @ Smoky Mountain 5:00 p.m.* Thur., 10/10 @ North Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Tue., 10/15 Pisgah (Senior Night) 5:00 p.m.* Wed, 10/16 @ North Buncombe 5:00 p.m. * Conf. Games # Scrimmages JV Games will begin at 5. Varsity games will begin shortly thereafter.


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Page 4 FS - The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Blue Devils have big numbers for both football squads.

A New Day Dawns For Blue Devil Football It’s a new dawn and a new day for Brevard High School football. Just nine months after the only winless season in school history, the Blue Devils turn the page with a new skipper, a new philosophy and a new playbook. First-year head coach Jason Lippard, hired in February after an exhaustive search, has been going gangbusters over the second half of the last school year. He’s beaten the bushes, trolled the halls and gripped the hands of hundreds of BHS students to drum up support for the program. The question that’s been on everybody’s lips since the close of last season, when the Blue Devils dressed less than 25 players, is how many will come out for a new coach? The answer is more than 90. As of Aug. 1, the first official day of practice, varsity and junior varsity combined have seen more than 80 players. Lippard expects to carry at least 37 on the varsity roster and dress 45 on Friday nights. Forty-plus will dress for jayvee games on Thursdays. “One of the goals I set for myself was to get out of the field house,” Lippard said. “I spent every day in the lunchroom talking to kids. Have you ever played football? Would you consider playing football?” Lippard was also a regular fixture at winter basketball games and spring baseball games, angling for those athletes. “They want to believe they’re special and impor-

Here’s to a Great Season!

tant,” Lippard added of today’s children. Additionally, Lippard plans to keep as many players as are willing to remain on the team, whether they start every game or become an integral part of practice. “We’re not going to turn anybody away,” Lippard said. “They’re involved. They feel like they’re part of something.” Xs And Os The first thing Blue Devil faithful will notice when Brevard takes the field is a new offensive set. “We run a spread, no huddle, hurry-up offense,” Lippard said. “We threw the ball 323 times last year — 40 or more times per game.” The last two years, Lippard’s quarterback threw for a combined 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. “People have told me ‘you can’t run that — you don’t have any speed,’” Lippard said. “But last year with our Wing-T, we set six offensive records, and our team beat a team they never had before.” The Blue Devils have spent most of their workout time this summer learning to move quickly. A normal team will run 50 plays per game. Lippard wants Brevard to run 75 and snap the ball every 12 seconds. “And that’s real time, not game time,” Lippard said. “We want to force teams to play at an uncomfortable pace, and they can’t do that for long without making errors.” On defense, the Blue Devils will sport a 3-5-3 scheme. “One of our focal

points through mini-camp has been learning the new defense and learning the new offense, getting them to understand that if you’re going to play fast, you have to practice fast,” Lippard said. Lippard believes that a fast-paced, throwing-oriented game fits the mindset of today’s teams. “Kids love to throw and catch the football,” Lippard said. “And we’re going to be throwing the ball around all night. Go to any pickup game in America and that’s what you’re going to see. When they play Madden at home, nobody plays as Georgia Tech. “If they’re not going to have fun doing it, they’re not going to do it.” Benefits Of Numbers With such big numbers, Lippard plans to have linemen dedicated to offense or defense. They will two-platoon at the big spots, with a solid corps of mainly sophomores, juniors and seniors. The only players going on both sides of the ball may be some of the “skill positions.” A wide receiver may play defensive back and vice versa. The Blue Devils will combine practices among the varsity and jayvee squads. One half of the practice, varsity will go on offense while jayvees get reps on defense. They then switch roles halfway through. Another change players will notice is in the coaching staff. No longer will junior varsity be coached by a different

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The Blue Devils look forward new new victories this season. squad. Lippard will call plays for both teams and both teams will have the same assistant coaches. “I want them to have the same coach all four years,” Lippard said. “We want them to feel as important as anybody else. Why not give them the same attention that we give varsity players?” Senior Corps The Blue Devils will suit up 10 seniors, including several transfers, giving Lippard an experienced core of players, led by running back Anthony Benjamin, the Blue Devils’ leading rusher last year.

He will be joined on the front line by center Charles Creaseman. Joe Trufant and Trey Keysor will take turns at wide receiver, with an athletic Chase Brooks stepping into a role somewhere, Lippard said. The defense will be led by a trio of linebackers: Mikel Minugh, Maddox Jamerson and David Shelton. A pair of defensive ends, Elijah Shook and Isaiah Landreth, will anchor the defensive line. The sole senior on the offensive line is Caleb Owenby, who will anchor a group of sophomores and

juniors on the front. “Our offensive line should be good for the next couple of years,” Lippard said. Conference Outlook One of the first things Lippard did in the Blue Devils’ field house was list this year’s schedule. And beside each team’s name, he put their 2012 record. Mitchell was 1-10, their sole win coming at Brevard’s expense. That’s a trend Lippard aims at reversing, but the WNC Athletic Conference is a tough league in which to win, he admits. “In all my years


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The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013–Page 5 FS

Brevard Blue Devils coaching in the mountains, this is the who’s who of high school football — Pisgah, Tuscola, Brevard — traditional mountain powers as well as some Johnny-come-latelies,” Lippard said. East Henderson and Franklin are coming along and even traditional basement dwellers like North Henderson and Smoky Mountain are showing improvement. The non-conference portion of the Blue Devils’ schedule has changed for 2013, as Brevard dropped Polk and picked up Rosman and Cherokee. That will give the Blue Devils a fighting chance, as they are one of the smallest 2-A schools in the state. Coaching Staff Shane Worley has been named defensive coordinator for Lippard’s squad, joining Michael Jordan in coaching the linebacker corps. John McDaris and

Cody Ashe will coach the offensive line, while Vernon Bryson and William Hemphill will coach the defensive front. Jake Raines and Dwayne Norman will coach inside and outside receivers, respectively, while newcomer Red Brown will coach the running backs. Defensive backs will be coached by Sutherland and Wesley Whitman. Lippard will coach the quarterbacks. Former WCU strength conditioning coach Miles Christian has come onboard to put the Blue Devils through their weight-lifting regimen — an effort not lost on the head coach. “He’s busted their tails in the weight room this year,” Lippard said. “That’s where it’s at and that’s where the work will end up paying off.” About The Head Coach Lippard came to

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Brevard High from North Stokes High School, where he was head football coach and athletic director. He was also a part of a staff that turned an 0-11 team around to back-to-back nine-win seasons. Along with Brevard native Scott Miller, Lippard was part of a staff that rebuilt South Iredell, which recently went undefeated for a state 2-A championship. High participation was a hallmark of Lippardcoached teams, where he coaxed 62 football players out of a school of 420. Lippard is a 2001 graduate of Statesville High School and a 2006 graduate of Greensboro College. He was an offensive linemen for both squads. Lippard’s wife’s name is Amanda and they have one son, Paxton, with another boy due in early September.

BHS Varsity Head Coach, Jason Lippard

BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL 2013 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date

Opponent

Time

Aug 23

Rosman

7:30

Aug 30

@ Owen

7:30

Sept 6

@ Mitchell

7:30

Sept 13

OPEN

Sept 20

@ Cherokee

7:30

Sept 27

Franklin

7:30*

Oct 4

Tuscola

7:30*

Oct 11

@ East Henderson

7:30*

Oct 18

@ West Henderson

7:30*

Oct 25

Smoky Mountain

7:30*

Nov 1

North Henderson

7:30*

Nov 8

@ Pisgah

7:30*

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BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL 2013 FOOTBALL ROSTER Number 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 20 21 22 24 28 33 34 35 42 44 48 50 51 52 54 55 64 66 71 72 75 76 77 80 84 85 88 89

Name Anthony Benjamin David Shelton Alec Dubreuil Joe Trufant Trey Keysor Gaylon Robinson Jackson Wright Hunter Johnson Chase Brooks Collin McCracken Josh Galloway Nick Siniard Isaac Bingle Elijah Shook Taylor Long Alex Montandon Elijah Hill Trevor Adams Maddox Jamerson Will Stanton Aaron Stevens Justin Holcombe Mikel Minugh Nick Mehalic Gabe Ballard Julian Lambrecht Manuel Suarez Zack Davis Caleb Owenby Chris Larkin Blake Stephens Hayden McCall Charles Creasman Caleb Gilbert Isaiah Landreth Zack Fink Kenon Stallworth John Smith Caleb Hicks Mario Casanova Tanner Brooks

Height 5'7" 5'8" 5'9" 6'1" 6'2" 5'5" 5'7" 5'11" 5'10" 6'1" 5'7" 5'10" 5'10" 5'10" 5'6" 5'9" 5'10" 5'6" 5'10" 6'1" 5'11" 5'10" 5'11" 5'10" 6'0" 5'7" 5'5" 6'2" 5'10" 6'3" 5'9" 6'0" 6'1" 6'1" 6'2" 5'8" 6'1" 6'2" 6'2" 5'8" 5'8"

Weight 160 175 175 175 180 140 170 190 180 175 155 180 155 185 145 155 190 150 195 170 180 175 190 180 175 165 185 260 200 210 175 280 205 290 195 255 185 205 195 165 165

Year 12 12 11 12 12 10 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 10 11 12 11 12 11 10 10 12 10 11 11 12 10 12 11 12 12 11 11 11

Position RB/DB QB/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/LB WR/DB QB/DB QB/DB WR/DB FB/LB K/P RB/DE RB/DB WR/DB RB/LB WR/DB FB/LB WR/DE FB/DE DL FB/LB RB/LB OL/DE RB/DB DL OL OL/LB OL OL/LB OL OL/LB OL OL/DL DL WR/DB DE DE WR/DB WR/DB

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Page 6 FS - The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Tigers return an experienced front line from last yearʼs team.

Rosman Looking To Build On Last Year’s Success “Hard work.” That is the frequent repetitive phrase from Rosman head coach

Freddie Whitman’s mouth whenever he’s talking about his Tiger football team.

He took over a winless squad three years ago and forged last season’s 7-7 team into a third-round

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appearance in the 1-A state playoffs and coached the team to its first .500 season in more than a decade. Most of that success, Whitman will tell you, is due to the boys’ hard work in the offseason and in the weight room. Sophomore quarterback Josh Rice and a trio of seniors — Austin Anders, Coleman Daves and Caleb Perry — made more workouts than any of their teammates this year, Whitman said. The rest of the team is ready and raring as well, Whitman added. “We’ve had two really good practices. The kids are playing hard, and they’ve got great attitudes. We’ve got no sorry attitudes on the team,” Whitman said. “They have really busted their tails, and they’re doing a good job.” In spite of the 2012 team’s 7-7 record, Whitman knows there is plenty of room for improvement. He has his sights set much, much

higher. “We don’t want to fall off. We want to build every day,” Whitman said. Returning Seniors Whitman and Tiger faithful will enjoy the return of a solid offensive line, missing but one graduate from last year’s team. Eight seniors currently grace the roster, seven of those are on the O-Line. “Our strength is in our offensive line,” Whitman said. “Last season, we averaged almost 300 yards rushing per game.” Stetson Cauble returns at guard, along with tackles Perry and Daves. Tight ends Lane Whitmire, Josh Diaz and Trey Brown return for their senior years. They will be joined by Austin Anders at running back and Kerry Holden at split-end, and defensive back and running back. “The biggest thing this year is our lineman camp put us ahead of where we were last year,” Whitman

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said. “Coach Galloway did a real good job with them. That makes it easier as a head coach.” Daves, a 6-7, 300-plus pounder, is one of the biggest linemen in western North Carolina. He has worked “extremely hard” during the offseason, according to Whitman. “Cauble is as good as any lineman in western North Carolina,” Whitman added. “He runs a 4.7 40 and has good feet.” D’Artagnan Harding and Aaron Newman will also join the linemen, giving the Tigers plenty of depth. Anders will see plenty of handoffs as one of the Tigers’ running backs. “Austin has worked really yard in the weight room,” Whitman said. “He’s 190 pounds and looks like a running back.” Anders will be joined by 190-pound sophomore Tanner Green, Greg Orr and Landon Shipman, a 200-plus pound fullback.


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The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013–Page 7 FS

Rosman Tigers “Landon’s extremely strong. He squats 400 pounds and runs the ball hard,” Whitman said. The defensive front is likewise experienced, with Cauble, Newman, Daves, Perry and Shipman on the line. The linebacker corps will see the return of leading tackler Diaz at the outside spot. Anders, Hall and Brown will join him there as the main run-stoppers. “Our secondary is really young,” Whitman said. “But they’re really, really, really picking it up. They’re really pushing it.” Conference Outlook As per usual in arguably the top 1-A foot-

ball conference in the state, the two biggest schools will again vie for the top spot: Murphy and Swain (both finished second in their respective classifications in 2012). Robbinsville is nearly always in contention, with a re-emergent Rosman team thrown into the mix. “A lot of folks have us picked fifth (behind Hayesville),” Whitman said. “But I’d put us in the thick of things.” About The Coach Whitman enters his fourth season as head coach of the Tigers but is a fixture on the Rosman sidelines, serving for more

(continued) than 20 years alongside Jim Fox as the defensive coordinator. The Tigers are coming off one of their most successful seasons in recent memory, advancing to the third round of the 1-A playoffs, where they lost to eventual state 1-A runner up Murphy. A graduate of Mars Hill College, Whitman played for the Tigers from 1982-1984, when Rosman reached the semi-finals three years in a row and the finals one of those years. He has coached baseball for 15 years, wrestling for three years and did a stint as a basketball coach.

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ROSMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2013 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Aug. 15 Aug. 16 Aug. 23 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct.

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Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

Easley, S.C. Jamboree (scrimmage) Away 7:00 p.m. West Henderson (scrimmage) Home 7:00 p.m. Brevard Away 7:30 p.m. Thomas Jefferson (RMS/RHS student night) Home 7:30 p.m. Madison Away 7:30 p.m. Mtn. Heritage (TCH/RES night) Home 7:30 p.m. Open Murphy* Away 7:30 p.m. Hayesville* (Homecoming) Home 7:30 p.m. Andrews* Away 7:30 p.m. Robbinsville* (RYF football/Cheer night) Home 7:30 p.m. Cherokee* Away 7:30 p.m. Swain* (Parent’s/Senior Night) Home 7:30 p.m. Open 1st rd. playoffs TBA 7:30 p.m.

* denotes conference games Head Coach - Freddie Whitman Assistant Coaches - Tyrea Allen, Patrick Chapman, Dusty Robinson, Bo Williams Principal - Brian Weaver Asst. Principal - Jason Ormsby Athletic Director - Mick Galloway

ROSMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2013 FOOTBALL ROSTER No.

Name

Height

Weight

Position

2

Michael Bagwell

5-11

158

WR/MLB

7

Gage Orr

5-10

146

SB/CB

10

Josh Rice

5-11

150

QB/CB

12

Josh Diaz

5-8

175

TE/T/OLB

14

Tyler Petit

5-10

150

TE/CB

15

Ethan Orr

5-4

115

WR/CB

17

Noah Orr

5-11

140

WR/OLB

18

Tyler McFarlin

5-8

150

WR/CB

19

Tristan Praytor

5-6

107

WR/CB

22

E.J. Alexander

5-8

160

WR/OLB

24

Cam Dotson

5-8

150

QB/SB/CB

25

Trey Brown

6-0

170

TE/OLB

26

Justin Fisher

5-8

125

QB/SB/CB

30

Damon Messer

6-0

170

TE/OLB

31

Austin Anders

5-11

195

SB/FB/MLB

32

Landon Shipman

6-10

201

FB/DT

42

Tanner Green

5-9

190

SB/FB/FS

45

Kerry Holden

6-2

180

WR/FS

50

Stetson Cauble

6-3

205

G/DE/MLB

53

Matt Cole

5-8

150

C/MLB

54

Cole Owens

5-0

170

T/DT

55

Aaron Newman

5-10

200

G/DE/MLB

56

Jacob Hall

5-8

175

G/MLB

58

David Burrell

5-11

175

T/G/DE

61

Nick McCall

5-11

165

G/DE/MLB

62

Jimmy Crowe

5-11

195

T/DT

63

D’Artagnan Harding

5-10

185

C/DE/MLB

67

Will Revis

5-11

214

T/DT

72

Coleman Daves

6-7

308

T/DT

73

Andreas Villagomez

6-3

275

T/DT

77

Caleb Perry

6-0

230

T/DT

84

Adrian Villagomez

6-1

160

TE/OLB

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TENNIS

Page 8 FS - The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013

The 2013 Brevard High School Tennis Team.

The Lady Blue Devils Look To Make Another Deep Run In The 2-A Dual Team Playoffs Expectations are high for the perennially powerful Lady Blue Devil tennis team, set to begin the 2013 season reloaded from a deep run in last year’s playoffs. “We’ve got a core group of juniors and seniors, with a couple of transfers coming in, that should help us out,” said head coach Mike Vandegrift. “We’re hoping to have the same quality of team, depth-wise, that we’ve had.” Brevard returns a pair of state champions in Taylor Snowdon and Emma McLeod, who took the doubles title in 2012.

They will be joined by senior Allie Williams and junior Kathleen Elliott, both of whom saw plenty of playing time last year. “Taylor and Emma won the state doubles championship last year,” Vandegrift said. “Their big goal this year is to win it again. That’s a tall order. They were our first doubles champions, which is even harder than singles, since you have to have two really good players. “But they beat the top four from Salisbury, who lost their number-one and number-three players.” The strength in the rest of Brevard’s line-up can be

summed up in two words: Golden Matches. Four different Lady Blue Devils won matches last year without giving up a single point. McLeod took the first one against East Henderson’s number-two singles player. She was followed by the doubles team of Allie Williams and Anna Fuller. Kathleen Elliott then won a golden match at number-five singles. “I’ve never even seen one golden match, and that’s in 40-some years of tennis,” Vandegrift said. “And these girls did it three times. That’s not making a single mistake, out-of-

bounds shot, hit into the net or double-fault serve. Even Roger Federer, when he beats people 6-0, 6-0, makes mistakes.” A pair of junior transfers — Ava Loftis and Victoria Roberts — should compete for a spot in the top six. “They’ll have to prove themselves on this team,” Vandegrift said. The girls, most of whom are friends off the court, are in the midst of challenge tournaments to establish the ranking order. Last year’s number-one singles player, Hunter Hall, graduated and will play for UNC-Asheville this year. Brevard lost in the semifinals to eventual defending state 2-A champion Salisbury. Conference Outlook And Schedule Brevard should again be the heavy favorite to win yet another WNC Athletic Conference crown. In Vandegrift’s 14 years as head coach, he’s only seen them give up one league title. Three-A West Henderson should compete for the

BHS Tennis Coach Mike Vandergriff. number-two spot, Vandegrift added. In the meantime, he plans to forge the Lady Blue Devils into a tennis force with a top-notch nonconference schedule. They will play private school Asheville twice, 4-A T.C. Roberson once, and former tennis power Asheville High School before

embarking on their conference schedule Aug. 26 against Franklin. About The Coach Vandegrift begins his 14th season with the Lady Blue Devils, guiding them to the state semifinals last year and 13 conference championships. He is the owner of the Brevard Tennis and Athletic Club.

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TENNIS

The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013–Page 9 FS

BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL 2013 TENNIS ROSTER

BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL 2013 TENNIS SCHEDULE

Name

Grade

Day Mon

Date Aug 19

Opponent TC Roberson

Taylor Snowdon*

12

Tues

Aug 20

@ Asheville

Emma McLeod*

12

Allie Williams

12

Kathleen Elliott

11

Victoria Roberts

11

Ava Loftis

11

Rebecca Marziale

10

Bailey Shuler

9

Mon Tues Wed Tues Wed Mon Wed Thurs Mon Wed Fri Mon Wed Mon Wed Sat Mon Wed Thurs.

Aug. 26 Aug. 27 Aug. 28 Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 9 Sept. 11 Sept 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 23 Sept. 25 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 5 Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 10

Wed

Oct. 14

Fri/Sat

Oct. 18/19

Tues

Oct 22

Fri/Sat

Oct 25/26

Tues

Oct 29

Thur

Oct 31

Franklin * Hendersonville Tuscola* Asheville School @ West Henderson* Smoky Mountain* North Henderson* @ East Henderson* @ Pisgah* @ Franklin* @ TC Roberson @ Tuscola* East Henderson* West Henderson * @ Smoky Mountain * @ Asheville School @ North Henderson * Pisgah* WNCAC Tournament @ Brevard 1st Round Dual Team Tournament Individual State Tournament (Regionals) District Round Dual Team Tournament Individual State Championships Sectional Round Dual Team Tournament Regional Round Dual Team Tournament State Championships

Head coach

Mike Vandegrift

Assistant coach

Lou Vitelli

Athletic director

John Hart

Emma McLeod teamed up with Taylor Snowdon to win the 2-A doubles championship in 2012.

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SOCCER

Page 10 FS – The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013

2013 Brevard High School Blue Devils soccer team returns 15 players.

Blue Devils Sport New Look With New Coach In a pouring rain one Tuesday evening, a soaked-to-the-skin Blue Devil soccer team gamely ran through drills under the watchful eye of the equally wet new head coach Chris Bennett. It will be that level of skill — and especially determination — that will enable the Blue Devils to succeed on the soccer field

in 2013. Bennett, already a fixture within the junior varsity ranks, inherited a varsity program approaching the historic heights of 2005-06. Bennett is taking over the boys’ program from conference coach-of-the-year Erik Wahus. But Bennett is even going to draw inspiration from Dale Hagedorn’s

tenure, tearing a page from his playbook, which focused on a style that saw success several years ago: quick touch-passes, accuracy and forward thinking. “Some people call it tiki-taka,” Bennett said. “There will be lots of small, short, quick passes with lots of touches. And that’s what these kids need to be learning at their age.

That’s the focus of soccer around the world.” Bennett and jayvee coach Gordon Murray are working with small groups of boys to drill that concept into their heads. They want the Blue Devils to think not about the next pass, but the third, fourth and even fifth. “They always need to be looking for space — play the ball to an empty

space,” Bennett said. Returnees The Blue Devils return 15 players and three newcomers to a team that went 15-6-1 in 2012 and made the third round of the state 2-A playoffs. Brevard fell 2-0 to a 19-2-1 South Iredell squad. The Blue Devils return five defenders, led by all

conference goalie Daniel Taylor, who had 115 saves and 18 goals allowed on the season. “There’s so much you could say about Daniel,” Bennett said. “He’s our number-one goalie for sure. He’s got the most experience, and he is fearless. He’s probably the most confident player of anyone on the field.”

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The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013–Page 11 FS

Blue Devil Soccer Ben Lance, Drew Chapin, Garrett Rhodes and Paul Nemeth return to anchor a stingy Blue Devil defense that had seven shutouts in 2012. “Lance is a vocal and hard-nosed player,” Bennett said. “He’s been battling injury, but we’re looking for him to find a spot on the defense. Chapin has been a defender for the head coach his entire high school career. “Chapin, again, is another extremely confident, direct player,” Bennett said. “He sets an excellent pace and is extremely cool-headed, yet physical, which is a good thing to have in a defender.” Bennett expects Rhodes to be one of the Blue Devils’ leading tacklers in 2013. “Garrett will be one of my key players [on defense],” Bennett said. “He’s got excellent organization and keeps his teammates organized on the field.” Nemeth is a familiar name around Brevard, part of a large Blue Devil soccer family. “Paul is another extremely physical player who is very light on his feet,” Bennett said. “He’s got a wild technique, but somehow, it works. He’s also got great endurance for a big guy and makes good decisions as a defender.” A trio of forwards will return for their senior campaigns: Blake Philips, John Miller and Wesley Benson. Phillips returns for his senior season after missing his junior year. He’s come back with a renewed sense of determination. “Blake’s got a fire in his belly,” Bennett said. “He went out and made it

onto the HFC [Highlands Football Club] team, and now he’s back with us here.” Bennett describes Miller as ‘the strong, silent type.’ He came in as a sophomore and earned his way onto the field. “Miller is another physical player who is also very strong,” Bennett said. “He’s extremely coachable. One of the great things about him, so far, is his good decisions. He’s also got a killer power shot.” Benson also took a year off but has come back for his final high school year. “We’re excited to have him back,” Bennett said. “He’s also got a killer power shot and moments that come out of nowhere that definitely surprise me.” Tucker Baney returns for the 2013 season at a midfielder spot. “Tucker is extremely fast and extremely tactically aware and on point,” Bennett said. “He’s got quick feet off the ball and always in the right place at the right time.” Newcomer Brandon Zesseren jumped at the chance to play for Brevard his senior year. Despite his inexperience, the Blue Devils have welcomed him into the fold. “Brandon’s not afraid to get in there and mix it up,” Bennett said. “I respect him for coming out and going for it. He’s not shying away. He’s just putting in the work.” Conference Outlook And Schedule The Blue Devils play in the split 2-A/3-A WNC Athletic Conference, home of some traditional soccer powers. Bennett said East

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Henderson is likely the odds-on favorite to win the conference. He also likes the organization at Smoky Mountain. West and North Henderson should also make waves. Where Brevard falls into the mix is something of a mystery for the firstyear head coach. “As jayvees, this group went 7-2-5,” Bennett said. “The two losses were to North and East Henderson, and the team went over there and tied them.” To get the Blue Devils ready for the stiff league competition, as well as the playoffs, Bennett has designed a “baptism by fire” of traditional soccer powers. Brevard will start the year with five dates: A.C. Reynolds (twice), T.C. Roberson, Enka and 3-A powerhouse Asheville High. The Blue Devils will kick off the home season Sept. 9 against Franklin.

Brevard High School Soccer Coach Chris Bennett

About The Coach Bennett graduated from Brevard High School in 2003 as part of a Blue Devils squad that won the conference championship for the first time in school history. He played for four years at St. Andrews Presbyterian before returning home to begin his coaching career. Bennett has been the director of coaching for youth soccer and the jayvee coach since 2010. That job has been taken over by Murray. “I would pay him what they pay me,” Bennett said of Murray. “He’s the best assistant anyone could ever have. He just makes my life so much easier.”

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SOCCER

Page 12 FS – The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013

BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL 2013 SOCCER ROSTER

BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL 2013 SOCCER SCHEDULE Day Sat

Date 8/10

Opponent @ ACR Jamboree #

Time TBA #

No.

Name

Position

Grade

Mon

8/19

@ AC Reynolds

5:00/7:00

16/55

Daniel Taylor

GK

12

Wed

8/21

@ TC Roberson

5:00/7:00

12

Blake Phillips

S

12

Tues

9/3

@ Enka

5:00/7:00

4

Brandon Zerressen

F

12

Thurs

9/5

@ Asheville

5:00/7:00

14

Coleman Woody

CM/DM

11

Mon

9/9

Franklin*

5:00 / 7:00 *

15

Ben Lance

OB/CB

12

Wed

9/11

Tuscola*

5:00 / 7:00 *

18

Drew Chapin

OB/W

12

Mon

9/16

@ East Henderson*

5:00 / 7:00 *

9

Garrett Rhodes

CB

12

8

Cameron Cochran

F/CM

11

Wed

9/18

@ West Henderson*

5:00 / 7:00 *

7

Ian Pierron

S

11

Mon

9/23

Smoky Mountain*

5:00 / 7:00 *

17

Jacob Smith

CB

11

Wed

9/25

North Henderson*

5:00 / 7:00 *

6

Jeremy Dodson

W/OB

10

Mon

9/30

@ Pisgah*

5:00 / 7:00 *

John Miller

F

11

Wed

10/2

@ Franklin*

5:00 / 7:00 *

11

Nathan Pierron

W

10

Mon

10/7

@ Tuscola*

5:00 / 7:00 *

5

Paul Nemeth

OB

12

Wed

10/9

East Henderson*

5:00 / 7:00 *

2/1

Travis Hogsed

GK

10

Mon

10/14

West Henderson*

5:00 / 7:00 *

10

Tucker Baney

CM

12

Wed

10/16

@ Smoky Mountain*

5:00 / 7:00 *

3

Wesley Benson

F

12

Mon

10/21

@ North Henderson*

5:00 / 7:00 *

13

Dakota Dixon

OB/W

11

Wed

10/23

Pisgah*

5:00 / 7:00 *

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CROSS COUNTRY

The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013–Page 13 FS

Blue Devil Cross Country Team for 2013.

Lady Blue Devils Looking Forward To Great Season It’s no longer a question of “if,” but “when” the Brevard High School girls’ cross country team advances once again to the state meet in Kernersville. The Lady Blue Devils broke an uncharacteristic drought in dramatic fashion last season at the Western Regional Finals, putting five in the top 28 to finish third overall. Several of the girls turned in personal records, and, best of all, the majority of those runners return, infused with championship-quality middle schoolers. That all adds up to what head girls coach Jackie Witherspoon hopes will be a return to the norm for Brevard, which has been one of the top 2-A schools in the Western Region for years. Last year they battled a resurgent Pisgah squad, watching them from behind for most of the year, before passing them in Morganton in the next-to-last meet of the year.

“After a four-year drought of not qualifying for state, we finished 8th out of 16, which I was quite proud of,” Witherspoon said. This year the Lady Blue Devils will be helped along by the departure of two of their archrivals at the 2-A level. Pisgah joins the 3-A ranks of the WNC Athletic Conference, while another regional qualifier and state title contender likewise gets realigned. “After finishing fourth at conference behind two 3-A schools and two 2-A schools, we went on to run exceptionally well at regionals and placed third behind North Lincoln and Smoky Mountain,” Witherspoon said. “This year North Lincoln moves up to 3-A, which will leave open a spot that they have occupied for years.” Expectations And Returning Runners Witherspoon has the same high expectations for this year’s squad, which

still boasts young and upand-coming runners. “With the crew we have returning, and if we can stay healthy, particularly because we have no depth, we should be able to qualify for state and better last year’s place significantly,” Witherspoon said. “But it is all about these girls staying healthy and uninjured that really will determine things. And to see how well they can come together as a team.” Returning to lead the team once again is junior Aly Pagano, who finished third overall in regionals with a time of 20:28.5. She bettered that time at state with a personal record of 19:54. “That bodes well for this season,” Witherspoon said. “My hope and expectation is that she will run this fast early in the season as she has had her first real summer of consistent training.   Aly is both strong and fast. She has been an integral part of our

BHS CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE Day Mon Tues Thur Mon Tues Thur Tues Wed Thur Tues Thur Sat Tues Thur Tues Thur Sat Mon Tues Thur Mon Tues Thur Tues Wed

Date 19-Aug 20-Aug 22-Aug 26-Aug 27-Aug 29-Aug 3-Sep 4-Sep 5-Sep 10-Sep 12-Sep 14-Sep 17-Sep 19-Sep 24-Sep 26-Sep 28-Sep 30-Sep 1-Oct 3-Oct 7-Oct 8-Oct 10-Oct 15-Oct 16-Oct

Location Time Hendersonville 5/6 North Buncombe 5/6 @ Polk 4:30/5:30 Blue Ridge 5/6 @ Hendersonville 4:30/5:30 Franklin 5/6 Tuscola 5/6 @Enka 5/6 @East Henderson 5/6 @West Henderson 5/6 Smoky Mnt. 5/6 Swain 12:00pm North Hendersonville 5/6 @Pisgah 5/6 @Franklin 5/6 @Tuscola 5/6 Pink Tourney @ Rosman TBA ACA 5/6 East Henderson 5/6 West Henderson 5/6 @Blue Ridge 5/6 @Smoky Mnt. 5/6 @North Henderson 5/6 Pisgah 5/6 @North Buncombe 5/6

summer training, communicating with teammates and scheduling runs.” Catherine Lemel also turned in a personal record at the state meet, extending her season by running indoor track. “Catherine gained a great deal of fitness and was only slowed down a bit when she had appendectomy surgery,” Witherspoon said. “Catherine has matured greatly as both a distance runner, as well as a team leader.” Amy Borhaug turned in state qualifying times in three different races in 2012, consistently finishing fourth on the talented team. “She always finished a race giving all she had,” Witherspoon said. “Such perseverance and mental toughness guarantee that Amy will put together a fantastic season, I have no doubt.” Bonnie Smith broke into the top five last year and held on tenaciously to

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that spot. Witherspoon looks for more of the same in 2013. “She seems to enjoy racing more than training, and I have to remember this as I coach her day-today,” Witherspoon said. “Pressure positively affects her. If Bonnie can step it up as she did last year, there’s no limit to what our team can accomplish.” Maggie Dodson returns for her third season of cross-country, splitting time with the BHS marching band. “She, too, put in more miles this summer than she ever has,” Witherspoon said. “So, I believe a PR is certain.” Newcomers Witherspoon will also enjoy an infusion of new varsity cross country runners, led by her daughter, Eliza, who was undefeated as an eighth grader. The Lady Blue Devils will also see newcomers Ashley Roof, Michaela Lenz and Yaaqoa Ivey.

Roof was a runner with the middle school team, while Ivey and Lenze come in as a sophomore and junior, respectively. “We are hopeful that another girl or two will join us this season,” Witherspoon said. “We have a group of serious (but fun) student-athletes who train hard and get results. These girls are doing it all too, so don’t think a job or hard course load should prevent one from running. “These are the girls who are working before school, on weekends, all while taking the toughest classes and training at a very high level.   They would agree with me that the discipline it takes to run cross country makes them better students. “With this group of girls, my job is pretty great. They’re very confident and very coachable.   I’m looking forward to all the season brings!”

ROSMAN HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE

Name

Number

Amy Borhaug

10

Maggie Dodson

11

Date

Location

Yaaqoa Ivey

10

Wed., Sept. 5

@ Swain Co.

Catherine Lemel

11

Wed., Sept. 12

@ Robbinsville

Michaela Lenze

11

Aly Pagano

11

Wed., Sept. 19

@ Murphy

Ashley Roof

9

Wed., Sept. 26

@ Cherokee

Bonnie Smith

10

Wed., Oct. 3

@ Hiwassee Dam

Eliza Witherspoon

9

Mon., Oct. 8

MS Championships @ Hiwassee Dam

Wed. Oct. 10

@ Hayesville

Wed., Oct. 17

HS Championships @ Cherokee

Sat., Oct. 27

Regional Meet @ Cherokee

Sat., Nov. 3

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GOLF

Page 14 FS – The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013

Brevard High School returns a pair of golfers from the 2012 season and adds a couple more players to the ranks.

Blue Devil Golf Team Ready For The Season After several years of an on-again, off-again status, the Lady Blue Devil golf team is in on-again mode, fielding a team once again for the 2013 season. Brevard High School returns a pair of golfers from the 2012 season and adds a couple more play-

ers to the ranks with an eye towards climbing up the ladder of the WNC Athletic Conference. “This is the second year we have had girls golf brought back to BHS,” said head coach Leesa Anderson. “They all have great attitudes and are eager to improve

more and more.” Lizzie Brewer averaged 110 through 18-hole conference matches. Her best score was a 98 in holes of competition at Lake Junaluska last season. She also shot a 48 on nine holes at that course. Brewer, a senior, looks to re-qualify for regionals

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this year. Julie Estep averaged 117 in 18-hole conference matches. Her best score was a 112, shot at Etowah. Her best nine-hole round was 53 at Lake Junaluska. She, too, qualified for regionals last year. Two golfers join the squad this year: junior

Mollie Gordon and freshman Carter Allen. “Every girl was a beginner golfer this year,” Anderson said. “Although they were in last place each match as a team, they had lots of strokes dropped from the first match to the last.”

About The Coach Anderson returns for her second year at the helm of Lady Blue Devil golf. She is a health and physical education teacher at Brevard High School, where she has also assisted with the girls’ basketball and girls’ soccer teams.


The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thursday, August 22, 2013–Page 15 FS

FALL SPORTS SCHEDULES AT A GLANCE ROSMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2013 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Date Wed., Aug. 7 Sat., Aug.17 Mon., Aug.19 Tue., Aug.20 Thu., Aug.22 Tue., Aug. 27 Thu., Aug. 29 Tue., Sept. 3 Thu., Sept. 5t Tue., Sept. 10 Thu., Sept.12 Mon., Sept. 16 Tue., Sept. 17 Thu., Sept. 19 Tue., Sept. 24 Thu., Sept.26 Sat., Sept. 28 Tue., Oct. 1 Thu., Oct. 3 Tue., Oct. 5 Thu., Oct. 8 Tue., Oct. 10 Oct., 12th -16 Sat., Oct. 19

Opponent ACA Scrimmage North Henderson Scrimmage East Henderson Cherokee* Hayesville* Murphy* Robbinsville* Blue Ridge Swain* Highlands Andrews* East Henderson Cherokee* Hayesville* Murphy* Robbinsville* Dig Pink Blue Ridge Swain* Dig for a Cure Highlands Andrews* SMC Tourney 1st rd. playoffs

* Denotes Conference Games. Head Coach - Amanda McCall

Home/Away Away Away Home Away Home Away Away Home Home Home Away Away Home Away Home Home Home Away Away Enka Away Home Cherokee TBA

Game Time MS 4pm JV 5pm HS 6pm

Day Mon Tues Thur

Date 19-Aug 20-Aug 22-Aug

Location Hendersonville North Buncombe @ Polk

Time 5/6 5/6 4:30/5:30

Mon Tues Thur

26-Aug 27-Aug 29-Aug

Blue Ridge @ Hendersonville Franklin

5/6 4:30/5:30 5/6

Tues Wed Thur Tues Thur Sat Tues Thur Tues Thur Sat Mon Tues Thur Mon Tues Thur Tues Wed

3-Sep 4-Sep 5-Sep 10-Sep 12-Sep 14-Sep 17-Sep 19-Sep 24-Sep 26-Sep 28-Sep 30-Sep 1-Oct 3-Oct 7-Oct 8-Oct 10-Oct 15-Oct 16-Oct

Tuscola 5/6 @Enka 5/6 @East Henderson 5/6 @West Henderson 5/6 Smoky Mnt. 5/6 Swain 12:00pm North Hendersonville 5/6 @Pisgah 5/6 @Franklin 5/6 @Tuscola 5/6 Pink Tourney @ Rosman TBA ACA 5/6 East Henderson 5/6 West Henderson 5/6 @Blue Ridge 5/6 @Smoky Mnt. 5/6 @North Henderson 5/6 Pisgah 5/6 @North Buncombe 5/6

Opponent

Time

Sat., 8/3 TEAM POWER DAY 10:00am Sat., 8/10 @ Xcel Sports Complex TBA# Sat., 8/17 @ North Henderson TBA# Mon., 8/19 Hendersonville 5:00 p.m. p.m. Tue., 8/20 North Buncombe 5:00 p.m. p.m. Thur.s., 8/22 @ Polk 4:30 p.m. Mon., 8/26 Blue Ridge 5:00 p.m. p.m. Tue., 8/27 @ Hendersonville 4:30 p.m. Thur., 8/29 Franklin 5:00 p.m.* Tue., 9/3 Tuscola 5:00 p.m.* Wed., 9/4 @ Enka 5:00 p.m. Thur., 9/5 @ East Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Tue., 9/10 @ West Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Thur., 9/12 Smoky Mountain 5:00 p.m.* Sat., 9/14 Swain 12:00 p.m. Tue., 9/17 North Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Thur., 9/19 @ Pisgah 5:00 p.m.* Tue., 9/24 @ Franklin 5:00 p.m.* Thur., 9/26 @ Tuscola 5:00 p.m.* Sat., 9/28 Pink Tourney @ Rosman TBA Mon., 9/30 Asheville Christian Academy 5:00 p.m. Tue, 10/1 East Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Thur., 10/3 West Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Mon, 10/7 @ Blue Ridge 5:00 p.m. Tue., 10/8 @ Smoky Mountain 5:00 p.m.* Thur., 10/10 @ North Henderson 5:00 p.m.* Tue., 10/15 Pisgah (Senior Night) 5:00 p.m.* Wed, 10/16 @ North Buncombe 5:00 p.m. * Conf. Games # Scrimmages JV Games will begin at 5. Varsity games will begin shortly thereafter.

Date

Location

Wed., Sept. 5

@ Swain Co.

Wed., Sept. 12

@ Robbinsville

Wed., Sept. 19

@ Murphy

Wed., Sept. 26

@ Cherokee

Wed., Oct. 3

@ Hiwassee Dam

Mon., Oct. 8

MS Championships @ Hiwassee Dam

Wed. Oct. 10

@ Hayesville

Wed., Oct. 17

HS Championships @ Cherokee

Sat., Oct. 27

Regional Meet @ Cherokee

Sat., Nov. 3

State Championship

Coach: Matt Witt Principal: Brian Weaver Athletic Director: Mick Galloway

BHS 2013 TENNIS SCHEDULE

BHS 2013 SOCCER SCHEDULE Day

Date

Opponent

Time

Sat Mon Wed Tues Thurs Mon Wed Mon Wed Mon Wed Mon Wed Mon Wed Mon Wed Mon

8/10 8/19 8/21 9/3 9/5 9/9 9/11 9/16 9/18 9/23 9/25 9/30 10/2 10/7 10/9 10/14 10/16 10/21

@ ACR Jamboree # @ AC Reynolds @ TC Roberson @ Enka @ Asheville Franklin* Tuscola* @ East Henderson* @ West Henderson* Smoky Mountain* North Henderson* @ Pisgah* @ Franklin* @ Tuscola* East Henderson* West Henderson* @ Smoky Mountain* @ North Henderson*

TBA # 5:00/7:00 5:00/7:00 5:00/7:00 5:00/7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00 5:00 / 7:00

Wed

10/23

Pisgah*

5:00 / 7:00 *

Wed Sat Wed Sat Wed Fri – Sat

10/30 11/2 11/6 11/9 11/13 11/15-16

1st Round Playoffs 2nd Round Playoffs 3rd Round Playoffs 4th Round Playoffs Regional Round State Championships

# Scrimmages

Date

RHS CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE

BHS CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE

* Conf. Games

BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL 2013 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD Cary, NC

Home Games in Bold

Day Mon

Date Aug 19

Opponent TC Roberson

Tues

Aug 20

@ Asheville

Mon Tues Wed Tues Wed Mon Wed Thurs Mon Wed Fri Mon Wed Mon Wed Sat Mon Wed Thurs.

Aug. 26 Aug. 27 Aug. 28 Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 9 Sept. 11 Sept 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 23 Sept. 25 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 5 Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 10

Wed

Oct. 14

Fri/Sat

Oct. 18/19

Tues

Oct 22

Fri/Sat

Oct 25/26

Tues

Oct 29

Thur

Oct 31

Franklin * Hendersonville Tuscola* Asheville School @ West Henderson* Smoky Mountain* North Henderson* @ East Henderson* @ Pisgah* @ Franklin* @ TC Roberson @ Tuscola* East Henderson* West Henderson * @ Smoky Mountain * @ Asheville School @ North Henderson * Pisgah* WNCAC Tournament @ Brevard 1st Round Dual Team Tournament Individual State Tournament (Regionals) District Round Dual Team Tournament Individual State Championships Sectional Round Dual Team Tournament Regional Round Dual Team Tournament State Championships

Sat Nov 2 * Conf. Games


Page 16 FS - The Transylvania Times, Brevard, N.C., Thur.sday, August 22, 2013

FALL SPORTS SCHEDULES AT A GLANCE

ROSMAN HIGH SCHOOL 2013 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL 2013 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Opponent Easley, S.C. Jamboree (scrimmage)

Away

Aug. 16

West Henderson (scrimmage)

Home 7:00 p.m.

Aug. 23

Brevard

Away

Aug. 30

Thomas Jefferson (RMS/RHS student night)

Home 7:30 p.m.

7:30

Sept. 6

Madison

Away

Franklin

7:30*

Sept. 13

Mtn. Heritage (TCH/RES night)

Home 7:30 p.m.

Oct 4

Tuscola

7:30*

Sept. 20

Open

Oct 11

@ East Henderson

7:30*

Sept. 27

Murphy*

Away

Oct 18

@ West Henderson

7:30*

Oct.

Hayesville* (Homecoming)

Home 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 11

Andrews*

Away

Oct 25

Smoky Mountain

7:30*

Oct. 18

Robbinsville* (RYF football/Cheer night)

Home 7:30 p.m.

Nov 1

North Henderson

7:30*

Oct. 25

Cherokee*

Away

Nov 8

@ Pisgah

7:30*

Nov. 1

Swain* (Parent’s/Senior Night)

Home 7:30 p.m.

* Conf. Games # Scrimmages

Nov. 8

Open

Principal Jeremy Gibbs

Nov. 15

1st rd. playoffs

828-884-4103

Athletic Dir. John Hart

828-884-4103

Date

Opponent

Time

Aug 23

Rosman

7:30

Aug 30

@ Owen

7:30

Sept 6

@ Mitchell

7:30

Sept 13

OPEN

Sept 20

@ Cherokee

Sept 27

Head Coach: Jason Lippard 828-884-4103

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Date Aug. 15

4

Time

TBA

7:00 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.

* denotes conference games Head Coach - Freddie Whitman Assistant Coaches - Tyrea Allen, Patrick Chapman, Dusty Robinson, Bo Williams Principal - Brian Weaver Asst. Principal - Jason Ormsby Athletic Director - Mick Galloway

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