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HENDERSON — For the fourth consecutive year, the NCISAA 1A championship in volleyball will feature Kerr-Vance Academy, which withstood a vigorous assault from Cape Fear Christian Academy on Tuesday evening to win 3-1.

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Kerr-Vance Academy volleyball player Blaire Boyd (center) knocks the ball over the net while her teammate Katelyn Balentine (bottom) scrambles to get into position during their team’s matchup with Cape Fear Christian Academy in the Final Four of the NCISAA 1A playoffs on Tuesday. KVA won 3-1…

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HENDERSON — A season of unpredictability for the Kerr-Vance Academy soccer program concluded with a 9-0 loss to Greenfield on Friday evening, leaving their overall record 3-6 on the 2020 season.

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HENDERSON — A season filled with many positives and negatives for the Crossroads Christian men’s soccer program concluded on Friday evening with a 4-0 loss to Ridgecroft in the quarterfinals of the NCISAA 1A playoffs.

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HENDERSON — Kerr-Vance Academy’s volleyball team rebounded from an inconsistent win over Crossroads Chrstian to hold off a strong Greenfield program 3-0 on Friday evening, with it advancing into the semifinals of the NCISAA 1A playoffs.

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HENDERSON — Kerr-Vance Academy eighth-grader Ella Cate Johnson has emerged as one of the top runners in cross country at her school by consistently being one of the 20 fastest female runners in the NCISAA Coastal Conference.

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HENDERSON -- Kerr-Vance Academy rebounded from an inconsistent win over Crossroads Chrstian to hold off a strong Greenfield program 3-0 on Friday evening, which advanced them into the semifinals of the NCISAA 1A Playoffs.

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HENDERSON— Kerr-Vance Academy formally started its quest for a third consecutive NCISAA 1A Championship in volleyball on Wednesday evening by defeating Crossroads Christian, 3-0, in the opening round of the playoffs.

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HENDERSON — The Crossroads Christian soccer team got one more regular season game in on Tuesday before their first contest in the NCISAA 1A Playoffs on Friday, which was a decisive 4-1 victory over Bradford Academy.

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HENDERSON — The Henderson Collegiate volleyball program has begun preseason workouts after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the N.C. High School Athletic Association to temporarily delay sports for all its affiliated schools.

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HENDERSON — Senior night for the Kerr-Vance Academy volleyball team on Friday was another evening of celebration for the program, as it defeated Ridgecroft 3-0 to conclude the regular season with a 9-1 record.

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HENDERSON — Crossroads Christian’s men’s soccer team looked to cap off the regular season on a positive note Thursday with a win on senior night against Southside Christian, who had narrowly edged CCS 6-5 to begin the year on Sept. 15.

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HENDERSON — Kerr-Vance Academy’s volleyball team continued a stellar season on Tuesday evening by dominating St. Thomas More Academy by a score of 3-0, improving its overall record to 9-1.

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HENDERSON — With the rain pouring outside Saturday morning, the 2020 edition of the Vanco Outdoor Classic at Kerr-Vance Academy took place inside the school’s gymnasium, where the volleyball program hosted its local rival in Crossroads Christian.

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HENDERSON -- The trio of seniors for the Crossroads Christian volleyball team in Anna Parker, Justice Simmons and Hope Hollingsworth were unable to cap off their final regular season home game with a win on Friday, as Lee Christian steamrolled CCS in a lopsided 3-0 affair.

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HENDERSON — A season of struggles continued for the Crossroads Christian volleyball team on Thursday evening, as it dropped a lopsided 3-0 contest against Grace Christian.

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HENDERSON — A perfect week of weather in Vance County continued earlier this month when 24 different teams gathered at the Kerr Lake Country Club to take part in the 22nd Annual Henderson-Vance Chamber Challenge.

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Crossroads Christian athlete Brady Bargfrede, center, finds himself in the middle of the pack during a cross country meet at Grace Christian on Monday evening, where he ended up finishing in sixth.

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HENDERSON — An intense battle for the win broke out between the Crossroads Christian and Kerr-Vance Academy men’s soccer programs on Monday afternoon, which ultimately extended into two overtimes and penalty kicks.

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HENDERSON — Vance County High School announced on Friday morning that its football program will take part in a condensed, conference-only schedule that will run from the end of February up until the beginning of April.

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Kerr-Vance Academy tennis player Leah Moseley returns a serve during a match against Ridgecroft on Wednesday. KVA ended up falling by a score of 7-2. 

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In an article published on Sept. 30 about the passing of Joe Stepusin, Henderson High and Middleburg High both had basketball programs during the 1960s, but never played against one another.

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HENDERSON — Vance County lost one of its most experienced and brightest high school basketball minds in former Vance Senior High varsity coach and Southern Vance athletic director Joe Stepusin, who passed away on Monday.

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HENDERSON — Crossroads Christian’s volleyball team battled hard with Southside Christian on Friday evening, but ultimately fell to 0-5 on the season with a 3-0 loss.

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HENDERSON — After obtaining their first win of the 2020 season over Bradford Academy, the Kerr-Vance Academy soccer team struggled to keep up with Neuse Christian Academy, which defeated them 9-1 on Thursday evening.

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HENDERSON — The Crossroads Christian men’s soccer team put up a hard fought battle against Friendship Christian on Tuesday afternoon, but ultimately ended up falling to 0-2 on the year with a 4-1 loss.

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HENDERSON — Two winless volleyball programs in Crossroads Christian and Community Christian converged in Henderson on Monday evening for what proved to be a grueling matchup as both fought for their first victory.

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HENDERSON — After falling 6-1 against Grace Christian in their season opener on Sept. 15, Kerr-Vance Academy’s soccer team bounced back with a commanding 6-1 victory of their own against Bradford Academy on Monday.

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On the run Kerr-Vance Academy cross-country runner Ella Cate Johnson takes part in Monday’s meet at her school, where she ended up finishing third in the varsity girls race.

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HENDERSON — The Kerr-Vance Academy volleyball team received its first true test in the form of Epiphany on Friday evening, but they withstood a couple of strong charges to secure a 3-0 victory and improve to 2-0 on the year.

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HENDERSON — Middle school athletics for Crossroads Christian formally got underway on Monday, with the volleyball program losing 2-1 against Southside Christian while the soccer team obtained a 6-1 victory over the same school.

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HENDERSON — A different atmosphere greeted the Kerr-Vance Academy volleyball team Monday evening as they took part in their first game under new head coach Casey Ellington in front of an empty gymnasium.

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HENDERSON — The Henderson Collegiate men’s basketball team formally received their championship rings in a special ceremony on Saturday morning after previously being declared NCHSAA 1A co-champions alongside Winston-Salem Prep in March.

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HENDERSON — A brand new season of volleyball is set to begin in a matter of days for Crossroads Christian, which is looking to rebound from a dismal 2-12 record in 2019 that saw them score points in four of their 14 games.

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HENDERSON — Holden Coghill’s first year leading the Crossroads Christian men’s soccer program was one marred by inconsistency, but they still managed to advance to the NCISAA 1A Playoffs despite their 2-12 record.

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HENDERSON — The 2020 fall sports season for Kerr-Vance Academy begins this week after the school spent the past several months making the necessary adjustments to compete during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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HENDERSON — The Crossroads Christian men’s basketball program’s second season under head coach Scottie Richardson saw them finish with a 16-13 overall record and advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCISAA 1A Tournament, where they lost 72-70 against Cape Fear Christian Academy.

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HENDERSON — Gymnasiums and soccer fields will be much quieter for schools affiliated with the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association during the fall sports season, as no fans will be allowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HENDERSON — Henderson Collegiate’s opportunity to participate in the prestigious John Wall Holiday Invitational at Broughton High School will have to wait at least one more year, as the event’s been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OXFORD — Alex Tharp is set to take over as the new head coach of the J.F. Webb High School men’s basketball program following the retirement of Mike Rotolo shortly after the end of the 2019-20 season.

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HENDERSON — Vance Charter men’s soccer coach Johnny Yount will see his duties within the sport increase during the 2020-21 season when he takes over the school’s women’s soccer program during the spring.

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HENDERSON — A familiar face will be in charge of the Vance County men’s basketball team beginning later this year, as Chad Wilson will take over as the program’s head coach following the retirement of Wilton Baskett earlier this year.

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HENDERSON — The new school year at Vance County High School will bring more responsibilities for athletic director Joe Sharrow, who began operating as an assistant principal at the facility Tuesday while simultaneously maintaining his commitment to athletics.

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HENDERSON — N.C. High School Athletic Association commissioner Que Tucker unveiled a comprehensive plan on Wednesday afternoon detailing how high school sports will be conducted during the 2020-21 academic year as the state continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HENDERSON — March 13, 2020, was a no high school in North Carolina was looking forward to, as it signaled the end of the spring sports season because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases around the United States.

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HENDERSON — Following Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to extend Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan until Sept. 11, both the N.C. High School Athletic Association and the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association announced delays in their planned fall sports seasons.

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HENDERSON — Mark Conroy of Macon helped his friend Joey Baird catch a record-setting 121-pound, 9-ounce blue catfish from Six Pound Creek at Lake Gatson back on July 5.

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HENDERSON — A new era of volleyball at Kerr-Vance Academy is set to begin in a couple of months when Casey Ellington takes over as the program’s head coach following the retirement of George Hoyle Sr.

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HENDERSON — With the COVID-19 pandemic still causing problems in North Carolina and the rest of the United States, Vance County High School elected to present end-of-year awards to student athletes on Friday in a manner that abided by social distancing guidelines.

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HENDERSON — The N.C. High School Athletic Association board of directors has come to an agreement that will allow schools to move into the second phase of reopening on Aug. 3.