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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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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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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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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 — Vance Charter endured a tough test in the opening round of the NCHSAA 1A Softball State Championship against Pamlico County on Monday evening, but kept its perfect season alive with an 8-3 victory.

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OXFORD — Two years ago, Oxford Prep senior Keenan Coley was unsure if he would be able to continue his basketball career due to a knee injury that would sideline him his junior season.

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HENDERSON — Vance County High School softball player Tymiah Wimbush formally signed her letter of intent Thursday afternoon to continue her career at Winston-Salem State beginning in the fall.

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OXFORD — The Vance Charter softball team kept their perfect record intact Tuesday afternoon with two easy victories over Franklin Academy in a doubleheader.

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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 — 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.

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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.

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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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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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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 — 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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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.