Prep Notebook: Delbridge named tennis coach of year
Kerr-Vance’s Hilda Delbridge was named the Eastern Plains Independent Conference tennis coach of the year after guiding the Spartans to a tie for fourth place in the league.
Delbridge, in her first season as KVA’s head coach, had two players earn all-conference honors. Price Wester and Cassidy Tucker were all-conference and Maggie Thompson was honorable mention.
Delbridge joins KVA’s Courtney Nutter, who was named the league’s cross country coach of the year. Kayla Holder, the N.C. Independent School Athletic Association 1-A champion, and Addison Mabry each earned all-conference and all-state honors for the Spartans’ cross country team.
KVA’s Bryles Cutts and Kassidy Dickerson were named all-conference in volleyball.
Joseph Burnette and Juan Lopez were all-conference in soccer for the Spartans and James Averette was honorable mention.
Northern finishes second behind Roanoke Rapids
Northern Vance finished second in the boys competition of a swim meet last Friday against Roanoke Rapids, Halifax Academy, Rocky Mount Academy, Louisburg, and Faith Christian. Roanoke Rapids was first with 120 points, followed by Northern with 82.
The Yellow Jackets also claimed the girls competition with 102 points, followed by Rocky Mount Academy with 63 and Northern with 60.
Northern’s Clayton Harris, Madison Bobbitt and Holly Hilliard each claimed first-place finishes. Harris was first in the boys 50 free, Bobbitt won the girls 500 free and Hilliard took the girls 100 backstroke.
The Vikings’ 200 medley boys relay team of Harris, Julian Perry, Stanton Parham, and Zack Stevenson finished second and Harris, Perry, Koty Parrish, and Evan Lowery were second in the 400 free relay.
Stevenson was also second in the 200 free and third in the 500 free, Parrish was third in the 100 butterfly, Lowery second in the 100 free, Perry second in the 100 back, and Parham third in the 100 breaststroke.
For the girls, Bobbitt was also third in the 200 free, Megan Andrews was third in the 100 fly and 500 free, and Sarah Hull was third in the 100 breaststroke.
The team of Andrews, Hilliard, Bobbitt, and Alyson Moseley was second in the 400 free relay.
League hoops play kicks into full gear
A dozen area varsity basketball teams are in action Tuesday with three schools at home.
Northern Vance, Southern Vance, Warren County and the J.F. Webb boys are each on the road while Kerr-Vance, Crossroads Christian and the J.F. Webb girls host games.
The Spartans host Faith Christian while Crossroads welcomes Cape Fear Christian and the Webb girls entertain Northwood.
Varsity Boys Basketball
Northern Vance at Cardinal Gibbons, 7:30 p.m.
Southern Vance at Bunn, 7:30 p.m.
J.F. Webb at Northwood, 7 p.m.
Warren County at Durham School of the Arts, 7:30 p.m.
Faith Christian at Kerr-Vance, 7:30 p.m.
Cape Fear Christian at Crossroads Christian, 6:30 p.m.
Varsity Girls Basketball
Northern Vance at Cardinal Gibbons, 6 p.m.
Southern Vance at Bunn, 6 p.m.
Northwood at J.F. Webb, 7 p.m.
Warren County at Durham School of the Arts, 6 p.m.
Faith Christian at Kerr-Vance, 6 p.m.
Cape Fear Christian at Crossroads Christian, 5 p.m.