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OXFORD — The J.F. Webb girls basketball team improved to 2-0 on the young season, defeating Person 40-17 to head into the holiday break on a high note.

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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Kansas’ Bobby Pettiford Jr. stood all the way out near mid-court, almost on the Battle 4 Atlantis logo, when he saw his teammate launch a shot for the lead with only a few seconds left in overtime.

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HENDERSON — When Bruce Robbins got the word this fall that Camelot Academy would launch a basketball team for the 2022-23 season and that he would coach it, he had to scramble to find some other teams to play.

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ROLESVILLE — Holding your opponent to four points, runs, or goals may not be an indication of dominance in sports like soccer, baseball, or hockey, but on the hardwood, it’s almost unheard of.

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OXFORD — For the sixth consecutive year, J.F. Webb opened up the high school basketball season with a win, defeating cross-town foe Oxford Prep 88-37 on Friday.

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WILSON — The Hoop State 252 Tip-Off at the Greenfield School marked the beginning of basketball season for various N.C. High School Athletic Association teams across the state.

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R.J. Davis scored 21 points, Armando Bacot had 19 points and 23 rebounds and No. 1 North Carolina defeated James Madison 80-64. Pete Nance added 11 points and Leaky Black had 12 rebounds as the Tar Heels concluded a four-game homestand by improving to 4-0. Takal Molson scored 19 points in Ja…

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Crossroads Christian’s John Henderson Jr. (24, center) soars in for a bucket against Henderson Collegiate in a game played earlier this week at the Aycock Rec Center. Crossroads (4-0) traveled to Wilson on Friday evening to play against The Burlington School (1-1), now led by former Henderso…

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HENDERSON — Basketball season is set to get underway for many N.C. High School Athletic Association programs in Henderson.

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Crossroads Christian’s Isreal Thorpe (left) knocks the ball away from Henderson Collegiate’s Armani Perry during the cross-town rivals’ game Tuesday at the Aycock Rec Center. The Colts led throughout and won 73-14.

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HENDERSON — With the high school basketball season underway for many programs across Vance and Granville County, one of the biggest rivalry games in Henderson transpired on Tuesday night.

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OXFORD — In a ceremony surrounded by her coaches, teammates, and family, J.F. Webb volleyball player Courtney Williams signed her national letter of intent to play for Presbyterian College of the Big South Conference.

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HENDERSON — Crossroads Christian basketball improved to 3-0 on the season with a 72-36 victory over Thales Academy Apex on Friday. The Colts scored over 70 points for the third time in three games, using their defensive pressure to aid the high-power offense.

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WINSTON-SALEM — No. 15 North Carolina didn’t squander its first chance to clinch a trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

HENDERSON — Vance Charter School hosted Night with the Knights to kick off basketball and cheerleading season. 

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ROSEWOOD — Just six days after hosting their first home playoff game since 2007, the Warren County football program hit the road for the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A playoffs on Thursday.

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DURHAM — Vance County’s historic season came to an end on Thursday night with a 27-7 loss to Southern Durham in the second round of the 3A N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs.

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HENDERSON — The Vance County Middle School football team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 28-0 Homecoming victory over Wake Prep Academy on Tuesday.

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HENDERSON — The Crossroads Christian boys basketball team began its season on a 63-0 run against Wake Prep Academy in the first half, en route to a 98-19 victory over the Guardians.

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HENDERSON — Both Vance and Warren County punched their ticket to the second round of the NCHSAA Playoffs with victories on Friday night.

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WARRENTON — History was made in Warrenton on Friday, as Warren County earned its first home playoff victory since 1998 with a 32-16 win over Lakewood.

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MOREHEAD CITY — Vance County used its running game to get a jump on West Carteret in Friday’s 3A playoff game, and went back to it in the fourth quarter to secure the program’s first-ever playoff victory.

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BURGAW — After advancing to the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A playoffs for the fifth straight year, the Vance Charter boys soccer program fell to the Pender Patriots on Thursday by a score of 2-0.

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DURHAM — Henderson Collegiate’s boys soccer season came to an end on Thursday with a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Voyager Academy in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A playoffs.

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HENDERSON — With the regular season in the rearview, the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association state football playoffs will get under way on Friday, with both Vance and Warren County in action.

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GREENSBORO — For the second consecutive season, the Crossroads Christian cross country program found itself competing for a state title. And for the second consecutive year, the Colts left as the No. 1 team in the state.

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GREENSBORO — Kerr-Vance sophomore and cross country standout Mason Richardson earned all-state honors at the NCISAA State Championship on Saturday at Hagan-Stone Park, recording an eighth-place finish at the 1A level.

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OXFORD — Oxford Prep three-sport athlete Kadence Woodlief signed her National Letter of Intent last week to play volleyball at Averett University, where she will play two college sports.

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HENDERSON — Once again, Vance County and J.F. Webb did not meet on the gridiron to close out the regular season.

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HENDERSON — As Friday marked the end of the regular season for high school football across the state, two local programs have earned playoff berths.

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CHAPEL HILL — Drake Maye threw for five touchdowns and Antoine Green had a career night with 180 yards receiving as No. 21 North Carolina overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half to defeat Pittsburgh 42-24 on Saturday.

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HENDERSON — A Friday afternoon shooting on South Garnett Street contributed to the postponement of Vance County's regular season football finale and Senior Night against J.F. Webb. 

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RALEIGH — It was a tale of two halves for the NC State Wolfpack on Thursday. A 3-0 halftime lead saw offensive struggles before both the Hokies and Wolfpack broke through, scoring a combined 40 points in the second half of NC State’s 22-21 victory.

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ROXBORO — After reaching the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A playoffs for the third time in four years, Vance Charter volleyball dropped its postseason contest on Thursday to Roxboro Community in straight sets (25-18, 25-14, 27-25).

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HENDERSON — As the state playoffs have started for some fall sports programs, others are awaiting their fate for the postseason.

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WARRENTON — Warren County’s volleyball season came to an end Saturday with a loss at home to Voyager Academy in the first round of the state playoffs.

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HENDERSON — After upsetting No. 12 seed Weldon on Saturday, Vance Charter volleyball returned to action on Tuesday, hosting Voyager Academy in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A playoffs.

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HENDERSON — For just the second time this season, all three local programs recorded a loss on Friday night. Vance County fell in heartbreaking fashion to Southern Durham, while conference foe North Edgecombe outlasted Warren County.

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HENDERSON — A historic season for the Crossroads Christian boys soccer team concluded Tuesday as the Colts dropped a Final Four matchup with Lee Christian 4-3 in extra time.

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WARRENTON — Big and timely plays propelled Warren County’s 1A Tar-Roanoke Conference opponent Friday as the Eagles fell 48-35 at home to surging North Edgecombe.

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DURHAM — A Southern Durham sack on fourth and 14 in Spartan territory dashed Vance County’s hopes of clinching an outright conference championship on Friday night, as the Vipers dropped their first conference game in a 20-13 defeat.

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Ed Wilson was honored prior to Vance County’s Homecoming kickoff last week against Granville Central. The flags flying in the Viper Stadium bleachers were dedicated to Wilson, who was elected to the county school board 10 years ago after making his mark with a long, successful tenure as Sout…

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FRANKLINTON — The Henderson Collegiate boys soccer team dropped Thursday’s home conference matchup 4-2 to first-place Voyager Academy.