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LOUISBURG -- Warren County entered Saturday morning’s matchup with Louisburg determined to clinch their first playoff berth since 2014 in head coach V.J. Hunt’s second year of leading the program.

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HILLSBOROUGH -- A season of adversity and uncertainty for the Vance County High School football team ended on a strong note Thursday evening with the program defeating Cedar Ridge 20-14 for their first win of the year.

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WARRENTON — Warren County resident Christian Buffaloe formally received a promotion to a first degree black belt, known as a Shodan, from the International Kyokushin Karate Organization in Tokyo on April 3.

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HENDERSON — The local basketball community was left stunned when Roy Williams announced his retirement following a stellar 33-year career between Kansas University and UNC Chapel Hill.

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OXFORD -- Vance Charter completed a clean sweep of Oxford Prep in the 2021 season on Monday afternoon by defeating them 5-1.

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ROANOKE RAPIDS — Entering the second half of Friday’s matchup with Roanoke Rapids, Warren County found itself in a great position to obtain a big victory against the leader in the Northern Carolina 1A/2A Conference standings.

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OXFORD -- A season dominated by struggles and a steep learning curve continued for J.F. Webb on Thursday evening, as they fell to South Granville by a score of 43-0.

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OXFORD — The Vance Charter women’s soccer team claimed its first victory of the 2021 season on Monday afternoon with a dominant 7-0 victory over their local rivals Oxford Prep.

OXFORD — A dismal football season persisted for J.F. Webb on Friday evening, as the Warriors fell to Roanoke Rapids by a score of 34-0.

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OXFORD — A rough start to the 2021 season for Oxford Prep continued on Tuesday afternoon, as the Griffins softball team fell to Voyager Academy in lopsided fashion by a score of 23-5.

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HENDERSON — Kerr-Vance Academy returned to its winning ways in baseball on Monday afternoon by obtaining a dominant 13-1 victory over their local rivals, Crossroads Christian.

HENDERSON -- Friday’s scheduled football matchup between Vance County and Northern Durham has been cancelled due to COVID-19 issues within Northern’s program.

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HILLSBOROUGH — After starting the first half on the road against Orange with momentum on their side, Vance County once again found themselves coming up short of a victory by falling 22-8 on Saturday evening.

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MaKenzie Pendergrass hustled out onto the basketball court on a recent Tuesday evening. With one minute left in the fourth quarter, and with Vance Charter School, MaKenzie’s team, up by a substantial amount, MaKenzie was being sent in to make the most of the time left.

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HENDERSON — Kerr-Vance Academy’s baseball team found its on the other end of a lopsided blowout Monday evening, as The Burlington School dominated through five innings to obtain an 18-2 victory.

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HENDERSON — Despite having their fall sports season significantly impacted by COVID-19 issues, a handful of Vance County High School athletes have received recognition from the Big 8 3A Conference for their on-court achievements.

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OXFORD – J.F. Webb endured another rough outing in their first year under head coach Lamont Richardson, as Louisburg dominated them through all four quarters to obtain a 48-14 victory on Friday evening.

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HENDERSON — Vance Charter School’s lacrosse team put together one of its best performances in the abbreviated 2021 season on Thursday, eviscerating a shorthanded Roxboro Community squad 15-1 on senior night.

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HENDERSON — The N.C. High School Athletic Association has approved its final draft of a conference realignment for the 2021-22 school year, with Vance County and J.F. Webb set to be a part of the Northern Lakes 2A/3A Athletic Conference.

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HENDERSON — After opening their season with a 12-7 loss to Grace Christian last Thursday, the Kerr-Vance Academy baseball team bounced back by dominating Lee Christian 12-2 during their home opener on Tuesday, which also served as their senior night.

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HENDERSON — The North Central Athletic 1A Conference recognized Henderson Collegiate senior Akhiris Holden as the Conference Player of the Year after he played an instrumental role in leading his team to a 10-3 record and its third straight conference title.

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OXFORD — Senior day for the Vance Charter men’s soccer team went on with minimal issues on the field, as stellar play from their defense and senior goalkeeper Collin Montgomery resulted in a 3-0 shutout over East Wake Academy on Monday.

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WARRENTON — Fresh off a dominant 40-7 season-opening victory over J.F. Webb last Thursday, Warren County looked to continue their momentum against a South Granville program coming off a loss to begin their year.

A group of Vance County residents enjoys an afternoon at Before the First Frame Henderson, which celebrated its grand opening on Friday after purchasing Carolina Lanes from Benton Hight last year. 

Dylan Stroud gets some practice in on his bowling lane during the grand opening of Before the First Fram Henderson on Friday afternoon. 

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HENDERSON — The once vibrant alleys of Carolina Lanes off the Interstate 85/U.S. 158 Bypass came back to life on Friday as Before the First Frame Henderson formally opened their doors to the public after months of hard work and delays.

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HENDERSON — The Crossroads Christian women’s soccer team got off to a rough start to begin the 2021 season, as they fell to St. Thomas More Academy by a score of 11-2 on Thursday evening.

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HENDERSON — Junior Andres Prince made history for Crossroads Christian by becoming the first player in the history of both men’s and women’s basketball at the school to be selected to the NCISAA 1A All-State team.

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FRANKLINTON — The Vance Charter men’s soccer team overcame a shaky first half to secure an easy 8-1 victory over Henderson Collegiate on Wednesday evening, improving their overall record to 4-3-1 on the year.

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HENDERSON — The 2020-21 season proved to be a struggle for both Vance County varsity basketball programs, as COVID-19 issues limited the teams to just 11 games between them.

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HENDERSON — Several basketball players from Warren County High School and J.F. Webb High School have received recognition from the Northern Carolina 1A/2A Conference for their achievements on the court during the 2020-21 season.

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WILSON — For three quarters in their Elite 8 matchup with Wilson Preparatory Academy on Saturday evening, it appeared that Henderson Collegiate would withstand an intense assault and punch its ticket into the NCHSAA 1A Final Four for the third consecutive.

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HENDERSON — Henderson Collegiate finds itself in the Elite 8 of the NCHSAA 1A Playoffs for the third consecutive year after COVID-19 issues at West Columbus High School forced the men’s basketball team to forfeit a playoff matchup intended for Thursday evening.

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WARRENTON — Warren County opened its football season on an excellent note Thursday evening by dominating J.F. Webb through all four quarters to secure a 40-7 victory.

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HENDERSON — The first game for Vance County High School football under the guidance of new head coach Hunter Jenks was one filled with growing pains, as offensive inefficiency forced them to settle for a 42-6 loss to Chapel Hill on Thursday.

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Members of the Vance County High School football team lock arms during pre-game ceremonies in their season-opening matchup against Chapel Hill on Thursday evening.

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GATESVILLE — A rebuilding year for the Vance Charter women’s basketball team came to an end on Tuesday evening with a 44-33 loss to Gates County in the opening round of the NCHSAA 1A Playoffs.

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OXFORD — Henderson Collegiate’s opening matchup in the NCHSAA 1A playoffs against Rosewood featured many positives and negatives, but strong performances from seniors Javonte Waverly and Akhiris Holden allowed the Pride to secure a 66-50 win on Tuesday night.

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ERWIN — Capping a year of adversity for the Crossroads Christian men’s basketball program, the Colts on Saturday evening suffered a loss to Cape Fear Christian Academy, which used its superior athleticism to dominate the game and win 79-38.

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HENDERSON -- Vance County will be represented by two schools in the NCHSAA 1A Playoffs, as the Henderson Collegiate men’s basketball program earned a No. 7 seed while the Vance Charter women’s basketball team will look to claim a title as a No. 10 seed.

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HENDERSON — The Crossroads Christian and Kerr-Vance Academy men’s basketball programs met for the third time on the 2020-21 season Friday evening as they both fought to secure a spot inside the Elite 8 of the NCISAA 1A Playoffs.

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HENDERSON — An unconventional senior night for the Henderson Collegiate men’s basketball team took place at the Aycock Recreation Center on Wednesday, where head coach George Marshall recognized the athletic and academic accomplishments of his most experienced players in front of their families.

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HENDERSON — The Kerr-Vance Academy men’s basketball team took care of Halifax Academy by a score of 56-42 Tuesday evening, which secured them a rematch with local rivals in Crossroads Christian for the second round of the NCISAA 1A Playoffs.

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HENDERSON — A high school basketball season marred by quiet gyms, mask mandates and cancellations due to COVID-19 concerns is nearing its conclusion with the final week of regular season play in the NCHSAA and the start of the NCISAA playoffs.

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DURHAM — A sloppy performance from the Vance County girla’ basketball team on Friday evening kept the team from competing for the win against Southern Durham, which ended up winning by a score of 59-39.