Gaining experience and gauging skill levels were the themes for the area wrestling teams Saturday at Southern Vance’s annual Raider Duals.
Southern Vance is an emotional bunch regardless of the outcome. Tears flowed last week after a first-round upset of South Columbus.
A 42-22 loss Friday at Eastern Randolph left some of the Raiders' upperclassmen close to inconsolable.
Several Southern Vance players were overcome with emotion following last week’s 2-A state playoff upset of South Columbus.
Crossroads Christian has grown accustomed to pulling out wins in tight games early on this season.
Down two points, Crossroads Christian had the ball under the basket with 9.8 seconds to play in Thursday’s game against Faith Christian.
Southern Vance head coach Lewis Young sees a little bit of his team in Eastern Randolph, the Raiders’ opponent Friday in the second round of the state playoffs.
The Kerr-Vance varsity girls basketball team improved to 3-0 Wednesday and 1-0 in the Eastern Plains Independent Conference with a 32-19 win at Rocky Mount Academy.
Southern Vance will be minus one player when it plays at Eastern Randolph Friday in the 2-A state football playoffs.
Southern Vance High School’s advance in the state football playoffs was called into question on Monday with a report of using an ineligible player in Friday’s win at South Columbus.
The Kerr-Vance wrestling team competed Saturday in the Cary Academy Team Duals with North Raleigh Christian Academy, Southlake Christian Academy, and Wesleyan Christian Academy also attending.