The focus and attitude has changed for Vance-Granville Community College basketball coach Michael Woody and his team as they enter year two with Woody being at the helm.
“The expectations are pretty high,” Woody said last month at the team’s media day. “Looking at the team I had last year, I was hoping we would be more successful than we were. But I use that to build experience and to build their confidence.”
The 2013-14 Vanguards roster featured just six players and Woody was dealt a challenging hand as he happened to be hired less than two months before the regular season began.
While much of the talk was about whether New Orleans could win a big game — or any game, for that matter — on the road, the conversation in the Saints' locker room was about something completely different.
Southern Vance High School played site to the 10th annual Cougar-Ram Classic on Wednesday night and this year’s match up was a lopsided contest with Henderson Middle School earning a 34-0 shutout victory over Eaton-Johnson.
With just two regular season games remaining for all four of the local teams, Northern Vance and Warren County both will be holding home football contests tonight on Halloween. And just like last Friday, J.F. Webb and Southern Vance will be on the road.
A memorable season came to an end Wednesday night as the Northern Vance varsity boys’ soccer team fell 5-0 to James Hunt High School in the NCHSAA 3A state championships opening round of play.
A giant, indeed.
Madison Bumgarner punctuated his World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third championship in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference built its basketball reputation on nearly annual appearances in the Final Four.
The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC.
Lance Stephenson could be the missing piece to the championship puzzle Michael Jordan is trying to build in Charlotte.
Earlier this month, the Jerry Edmonds Tennis School hosted the North Carolina Central Women’s tennis team for a morning full of fun, interaction and instruction.
A couple hundred fans stood behind the Royals dugout for more than a half-hour after the final out, screaming and waving white rally towels.