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South Granville's Jaydon Crabtree makes the Red Ram miss the tackle on a touchdown run during the 2019 football season.

Granville schools delay sport practices again

OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools announced Wednesday it will push back the start of athletic skill development training to Monday, July 20. The district had earlier said it would …

South Granville Athletic Association won’t play fall sports this year

BUTNER — The South Granville Athletic Association canceled its fall sports season because ofto the coronavirus. “It is with extreme disappointment that I have to report that we have …
Macy Lowery dances with strength and athleticism during a competition. Contributed photo

Lowery fulfills dream to dance

STEM — Growing up, Macy Lowery dreamed of being a professional dancer. Lowery will take a big step toward her dream this fall when she takes center stage with the North Carolina State …
Wy'kise Allen had enough speed to lead the Vikings on fast breaks and finish around the rim. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Allen to hoop for Jaguars

CREEDMOOR — Wy’kise Allen announced his intention to attend Johnston Community College in Smithfield. Allen plans on playing basketball for the Jaguars in the fall. Allen, a 2020 graduate …
Bobby Pettiford lets the ball roll off of his fingertips and into the basket against Reidsville in the state playoffs. Pettiford scored 15 points in the 72-69 win over the Rams.  Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Pettiford verbally commits to Louisville

CREEDMOOR — Bobby Pettiford announced his intentions to play basketball for the Louisville Cardinals in an Instagram broadcast made from his home on June 3. Pettiford, a six-foot-one point …
Lamont Robinson has been picked to lead the J.F. Webb football program this upcoming season. Robinson brings 20 years of coaching experience to the Warriors. Contributed photo

Robinson tapped to lead Warriors football

OXFORD — J.F. Webb High School announced it has hired Lamont Robinson as its new head football coach. “We are so excited to welcome Robinson to the Warrior family,” said Principal Amy Rice. …
Isaiah Wright, who has family in Granville County, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins. Contributed photo

Wright signs with Redskins

WASHINGTON — Isaiah Wright, a native of Connecticut, has signed to play football with the Washington Redskins. The undrafted free agent has local ties in Granville County. Wright is the son …
High school fall sports teams are allowed to resume team workouts starting June 15 as long as they follow health and safety guidelines.

High schools allowed to resume team workouts

CHAPEL HILL — The N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Monday morning that all high schools can hold team workouts for the upcoming fall sports season again starting June 15. This …
Sammy Carden, a Creedmoor native, has earned the North Carolina Commissioner's Choice Award for the 2019-20 academic year. The award is presented when merited for extraordinary service to the state’s high school athletic program as selected by the Commissioner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

Granville-born concessionaire awarded by sports group

CHAPEL HILL — The N.C. High School Athletic Association presented a Commissioner’s Choice Award for the 2019-2020 academic year to Granville County native Sammy Carden, from Durham …

Virtual NFL Draft had funny moments, odd picks

We finally have some sports to talk about after the completion of the 2020 NFL Draft. The event was done virtually with everyone announcing their picks via video chat. There were some big moments …
Naomi Campbell flicks the ball ahead from the wing. Campbell had scored seven goals this season for the Lady Vikings. Campbell will play soccer for Western Carolina after graduation. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Spring sports to end: NCHSAA cancels athletics for rest of school year

WAKE FOREST - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday at public schools would be closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Following that statement, …