Raiders host Bunn in volleyball playoffs
Southern Vance, Kerr-Vance and J.F. Webb each have teams alive in postseason play.
Southern’s volleyball team hosts Bunn Thursday at 6 p.m. in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-A state playoffs.
The second-seeded Raiders (18-5) took down top-seeded Farmville Central (20-4) Tuesday to set up the match against Northern Carolina Conference rival Bunn. The third-seeded Wildcats (18-6) eliminated No. 1 South Lenoir (17-3) Tuesday.
This is Southern’s first appearance in the postseason since falling to Chapel Hill in the third round of the 2009 3-A playoffs.
Southern defeated Bunn twice in Northern Carolina play this season.
Thursday’s winner will travel to either No. 1 Elizabeth City Northeastern (16-2) or top-seeded South Granville (23-5) on Saturday.
KVA, Webb cross country headed west
KVA will compete in the N.C. Independent School Athletic Association 1-A cross country meet at Hagan-Stone Park in Pleasant Garden, just outside of Greensboro, on Friday.
The Spartans are led by sophomore Kayla Holder, who won five of seven races this season in the mixed-classification Eastern Plains Independent Conference.
Webb’s cross country team will compete at Hagan-Stone park Saturday in the NCHSAA 3-A Mideast Regional.
Spartan tennis, volleyball teams play Friday
KVA’s tennis team will meet Wayne Country Day Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the NCISAA 1-A state tourney at Barton College in Wilson.
The winner of No. 3 KVA (14-7) against No. 2 Wayne Country Day (17-2) will face either No. 1 Statesville Christian (14-3) or No. 4 The Burlington School (8-7) in the semifinals Saturday morning at Barton.
KVA advanced to the quarterfinals after a 7-2 win over No. 6 Lawrence Academy (10-13) Tuesday.
The Spartans’ volleyball team will battle No. 2 Oakwood School (16-8) of Greenville Friday at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh. The winner meets either No. 3 Shannon Forest Christian School of Greenville, S.C. or No. 6 Pope John Paul II (19-6) of Greenville Friday at 7 p.m. at Word of God.
No. 10 KVA (12-10) defeated No. 7 Statesville Christian (10-6) 3-1 Tuesday in the first round of the 1-A tourney.