Meeting for the second and final time this season, the Southern Vance Raiders softball team defeated Northern Vance 11-3 on Wednesday afternoon at the Aycock Recreation Center.
While the Lady Raiders came away with the win, it was a much different game than when the teams initially met back on March 9 to open their seasons. In that game, Southern posted 30 runs in a 26-run rout.
“We beat them 30-4 at home,” Southern Vance first-year head coach W.A. West said. “They’ve had great strides in their pitching. We didn’t face Katie McAllister at home.
“She’s a little quicker and seems to throw a little more strikes than the other pitcher did at our place. But all in all, they have improved tremendously. I know their coach is pleased with what he’s seeing in them.”
Having just squared off against each other six days ago in the J.F. Webb Easter Tournament, the Northern Vance Vikings and Southern Vance Raiders baseball teams met once again on Wednesday afternoon at Southern.
Meeting for the first time this season, the Northern Vance girls’ track team defeated Southern 48-39 on Tuesday. Meanwhile on the boys’ side, Southern edged out a 59-56 win over its crosstown rival.
The Crossroads Christian School Colts girls’ soccer team was defeated 5-2 by the Friendship Christian School on Tuesday. With the loss, the Lady Colts dropped to 2-5 on the season.
In a match between crosstown rivals, experience prevailed on Tuesday as Northern Vance defeated Southern Vance, 6-3.
The Northern Vance Vikings baseball team accomplished one of its two preseason goals on Monday night as they captured the 2015 J.F. Webb Easter Tournament crown with a 5-4 victory over Roxboro Community.
The Southern Vance Raiders softball team was defeated 15-1 at home versus Bunn in five innings on Monday.
Southern Vance High School assistant principal Desmond Thompson congratulates retired athletics director Ed Wilson as he is honored by the Raiders softball team before the start of their game Monday afternoon. Wilson was presented a plaque that reads "A token of appriciation presented to Mr. Ed Wilson for all of your years of service to Southern Vance athletics and your special love of Raiders softball." In addition to the presented plaque, the outfield flagpole at the Southern Vance softball field was dedicated to Wilson and a plaque will be placed on the pole honoring him.
Enloe wasn’t an entirely new opponent for the J.F. Webb Warriors baseball team on Saturday.
Based on last weekend’s tournament results, fishing reports I’ve received, and my own experience, largemouth bass fishing on Kerr Lake is hot right now.
The Northern Vance varsity girls’ soccer team was defeated 9-0 at South Granville on Friday.