Prep Roundup: KVA's Holder records cross country win
Kerr-Vance’s Kayla Holder won Wednesday’s Eastern Plains Independent Conference cross country race at St. David’s with a time of 19:21.
She was followed for the Spartan girls by Addison Mabry, who was 11th in a time of 24:06 and Aubrey Thompson, who took 18th with a mark of 25:47.
A.J. Holloway was 34th for the KVA boys with a time of 22:53 and Jacob Goswick finished 49th after a time of 27:29.
KVA runs again Friday at home in a non-conference race against Wilson Christian and East Wake before hosting the conference championship next Friday.
Crossroads bows out of conference tourney
The Crossroads Christian varsity volleyball season ended Tuesday in the Carolina Christian Conference Tournament quarterfinals against Lee Christian.
Crossroads fell 3-2 (25-27, 25-15, 26-28, 25-16, 10-15) as Lee advanced to face top-seeded Cresset Christian.
Colts’ head coach Christie Hayes said her team put forth a good group effort, led by the service of Michaela Nicholas and Ashton Hayes as well as the defense of Ali Arnold and Caroline May.
Crossroads will lose Arnold, May and Allie Broome to graduation.
“We grew a lot,” Christie Hayes said of the season overall. “We needed to improve on passing and we did. Serving was really great this year and we had some good leadership from our junior Michaela Nicholas. We’re looking forward to getting her back next year.”
Vikings drop pair of matches
Northern Vance followed Tuesday’s 3-0 varsity soccer loss to Orange with an 8-0 defeat to Cardinal Gibbons on a rain-soaked Viking Stadium pitch Wednesday.
Northern head coach Razvan Tegean said he was proud of his team’s effort Wednesday against the perennial power Crusaders.
Gibbons’ only 3-A Big Eight Conference loss came to Chapel Hill, the second-ranked team in the 3-A classification.
Northern dropped to 4-11-2 overall and 1-7-1 in the conference.
The Vikings visit Cedar Ridge on Friday.