Sports: High School

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Spartans name Downey new basketball coach

Kerr-Vance Academy’s new boys basketball coach is former Wake Forest guard Taron Downey, a 2000 J.F. Webb graduate.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Hertford County claims Pigskin Jamboree title

For the first time since Hertford County did it in 2011, a team from outside of the area celebrated with Southern Vance’s Pigskin Jamboree trophy.

The Bears took back the crown Saturday, outlasting Warren County in the goal line competition to give the Bears their third Pigskin title in five seasons.

Hertford quarterback J.J. Gatling found the right side of the end zone with his feet before completing a two-point conversion pass to clinch the win in the extra session of the final.

Aug. 16, 2014 @ 07:33 AM

Six teams to meet at Southern for jamboree

Less than a week before opening night, six football teams will scrimmage today at Southern Vance High in the annual Pigskin Jamboree.

Aug. 09, 2014 @ 08:49 PM

As scrimmages near, Raiders turn focus to full contact

Southern Vance players were so excited to start fall practice it caught head coach Lewis Young a little off guard.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 PM

New energy surrounding Northern

Like most preseason high school football practices, fundamentals and technique have been paramount at Northern Vance.

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 10:22 PM

Eagles welcome 45 to preseason practice

Warren County is getting physically stronger and faster from top to bottom of its roster, but losing 14 from last season’s senior class could mean a drop in power for the players that will see the most field time.

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 12:33 AM

Numbers not dampening Webb outlook

Fall football is in session for J.F. Webb and Tony Midgette, who last week started his second season as head coach.

Aug. 01, 2014 @ 10:29 PM

High school football opens at Northern, Southern

Friday was the first day of practice for high school fall sports programs around the state. Practice at both Northern and Southern was moved inside due to rain.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

Southern's Jones signs with Elizabeth City State

Fall sports practice begins today for Tri-County schools, but Southern Vance still had some business to tend to from the 2013-2014 seasons on Thursday as Breona Jones signed to play basketball at Elizabeth City State University.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 12:24 AM

Teens trying HGH is rising

Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, according to a national survey released Wednesday by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.