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HENDERSON — Vance County Middle School was filled with life once again over the past few weeks as several local athletes took part in Project LIFT, led by William Hawkins.

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HENDERSON — After a one-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Vance High School alumnus Vince Ragland II brought his Second Gear Speed Development Clinic back to Vance County High School this past weekend.

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HENDERSON — Before The First Frame Henderson was represented on a national level earlier this month with owner Chris Hans and several others participating in the U.S. Bowling Congress Open Championships in Las Vegas.

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HENDERSON — A growing cloud of uncertainty has enveloped the future of the N.C. High School Athletic Association following the emergence of a state Senate proposal to set up a new state agency to manage high school sports.

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HENDERSON — Former Cresset Christian Academy athletic director Sam Feaver has been brought in by Kerr-Vance Academy to take the same position following the departure of George Hoyle Jr. over the summer.

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HENDERSON — The Crossroads Christian women’s basketball team will have another new coach leading the program ahead of the 2021-22 season in Adrine Pettaway, who is a former player and coach at Northern Vance High School.

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HENDERSON — In their first season back since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vance Aquatics swim team enjoyed a year of improvement and consistency that included a second-place finish in the Durham Summer Swim League Championship Meet.

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HENDERSON — After enduring a tumultuous, shortened “2020” season that started late because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vance County High School is set to embark on a full and challenging schedule starting in the fall.

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SOUTH BOSTON — An exuberant crowd filled up the historic South Boston Speedway on Saturday evening to watch 37 of the best late model drivers battle for $10,000 in the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200.

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BUNN — A young Vance County men’s basketball team wrapped up its summer program on Wednesday afternoon with two scrimmages at Bunn High School.

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HENDERSON — Vance County lineman Omari Allen has started preparing for his football career after high school by announcing his commitment to play for East Carolina University beginning in the fall of 2022.

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HENDERSON — Crossroads Christian men’s basketball team had the opportunity to play with alumni of the school and head coach Scottie Richardson as part of the first “Give It All, Leave It All” Basketball Game on Friday night.

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OXFORD — The Vance Aquatics swim team wrapped up a unique regular season by securing a 244-166 victory over Treyburn at home on Saturday morning.

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HENDERSON — Crossroads Christian and Oxford Prep wrapped up two days of summer scrimmages for their men’s basketball teams on Wednesday afternoon, with Crossroads taking a 47-18 victory in a game that only lasted one half.

OXFORD -- The Crossroads Christian and Oxford Prep men’s basketball team met at the latter’s gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon for the first of two scheduled exhibition matches this week.

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DURHAM — A perfect summer for the Vance Aquatics swim team came to an end with their first in-person meet against Five Oaks on Saturday, as they ended up losing a hard-fought battle by a score of 225-169.

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OXFORD — Vance Aquatics concluded its final virtual meet of the 2021 season at the Granville Recreation Club on Wednesday evening in a matchup with Hardscrabble.

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HENDERSON — For the past couple of seasons, Henderson Collegiate’s men’s basketball program has thrived off a selfless, up-tempo basketball scheme led by proficient shooters like Javonte Waverly and Akhiris Holden.

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HENDERSON — The brand-new tennis courts at the Granville Athletic Park are set to be put to use early as the location is set to host the U.S. Tennis Association’s State Championships for players aged 40 and older later this month.

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HENDERSON — With COVID-19 restrictions having eased across North Carolina, the Crossroads Christian men’s basketball team is moving forward with a rigorous offseason program to prepare for the 2021-22 season that includes two separate Team Camps this week.

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HENDERSON — The Henderson Collegiate track and field team concluded a solid 2021 season by obtaining a strong third-place finish in the North Central Athletic Conference Championship Meet on Wednesday.

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HENDERSON — Three key components towards the recent success of Henderson Collegiate’s basketball program in Javonte Waverly, Akhiris Holden and Jashea Hart formally signed their letters of intent on Wednesday afternoon to play in college.

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WARRENTON — Senior night for the Warren County baseball team did not play out the way they had intended, as they fell to Louisburg on Monday by a score of 9-4.

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HENDERSON — The gymnasium at Crossroads Christian was much quieter than usual during the summer of 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing restrictions to limit crowds and emphasize safety.

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HENDERSON — Crossroads Christian golfer Tyler Darnell formally capped off his stellar career at the school by signing his letter of intent on Friday afternoon to play for Chowan University beginning next spring.

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HENDERSON — Vance County High School basketball player Jaylen Fields is set to continue his career by joining Flight 22 Post Grad ahead of the 2021-22 season.

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HENDERSON — Four of Henderson Collegiate’s top contributors over the last several years — seniors Javonte Waverly, Akhiris Holden, Nick Green and Jashea Hart — are set to sign letters of intent next week to play basketball at the collegiate level.

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HENDERSON — An unorthodox sports year impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to wrap up for NCHSAA-affiliated schools in June with the conclusion of the baseball season.

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HENDERSON — Vance Charter’s softball program put together its best season in its brief history by claiming the North Central 1A Conference championship and finishing with a 15-1 overall record.

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HENDERSON — A large crowd of family, friends and coaches gathered at Ribeyes Steakhouse in Henderson on Monday evening to watch Vance County softball player Malia Simmons sign her letter of intent to play for Winston-Salem State University next year.

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HENDERSON — On Saturday afternoon, Kerr-Vance Academy athletic director George Hoyle Jr. was celebrating with the school’s baseball team after they obtained their fourth consecutive NCISAA 1A Championship.

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SANFORD -- The mood around the Kerr-Vance Academy dugout on Friday evening was dominated by frustration and confusion after Grace Christian scored six unanswered runs to take a 1-0 lead in the NCISAA 1A Championship Series.

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SANFORD — Kerr-Vance Academy arrived at Grace Christian on Friday, determined to start their quest for a fourth consecutive NCISAA 1A title in baseball on the right note with a win in the first game of the Championship Series.

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HENDERSON — Numerous local student-athletes were recognized by the Big 8 3A Conference for their athletic achievements during the 2021 spring sports season.

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OXFORD — J.F. Webb High School standout track and field athlete Alyssa Krupa signed her letter of intent to continue her career at Catawba College in a special ceremony at the school on Wednesday afternoon.

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HENDERSON — Former Crossroads Christian basketball player Zach Murphy returned to his alma mater on Tuesday afternoon to sign his letter of intent to play for Shawnee Community College starting in the fall.

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HENDERSON -- The Kerr-Vance Academy baseball team kept a long-standing tradition going on Tuesday afternoon by advancing to the NCISAA 1A Championship Series with an 11- victory over Lee Christian.

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HENDERSON — Crossroads Christian athletic director Scottie Richardson knew that it was only a matter of time before one of his athletic teams brought home the first NCISAA 1A championship in school history.

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CAMDEN -- The Vance Charter softball team put together their best season in program history by winning their first 15 games, cementing themselves as a favorite for the NCHSAA 1A Softball State Championship.

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HENDERSON — The Crossroads Christian men’s golf team currently finds itself sitting atop the NCISAA 1A team standings as it prepares to chase a state championship on Monday.

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HENDERSON -- Despite entering Thursday’s matchup as an underdog to Crossroads Christian, Kerr-Vance Academy managed to pull off the 3-1 upset and advance into the quarterfinals of the NCISAA 1A playoffs.

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PINETOWN -- Vance Charter cemented themselves as a contender for the NCHSAA 1A Softball State Championship by knocking off the top-seeded Northside-Pinetown 11-1 on the road in five innings on Wednesday evening.