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Hunter Mundy turns a double play in the 2015 championship game against Forbush. The Vikings claimed the title in 2015 and 2016. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Mundy named Big South scholar athlete of year

RADFORD, Va. — Hunter Mundy, senior infielder for the Radford Highlanders and former standout for the South Granville Lady Vikings softball program, has been named the Big South Conference Softball …
Katerina Pendergrass grapples with her brother Danil in an exhibition match in January. Pendergrass earned Northern Carolina All-Conference honors in the 106-pound weight class. She also has over 100 career wins for South Granville. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

PINNING SUCCESS: Pendergrass leads as 4-sport athlete

CREEDMOOR — Katerina “Kat” Pendergrass has been one of the most prominent female athletes at South Granville High School over the last four years. She is at home on the golf course and …
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 …
Brady Smith prepares to blast a single on the change-up pitch in the extra inning win over Kerr-Vance Academy on March 11. Smith and the Granville Central Panthers were off to a 4-1 start when the season was suspended. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

‘BUCKLE YOUR CHINSTRAP’: Away from the plate, senior Panther steps up

STEM — Granville Central’s baseball team was off to a good start (4-1), which outspoken senior leader Brady Smith said makes the sudden end of the season all the more bitter. “It …

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 …
Lauren Montren's all around performance led her to the North Central 1A player of the year award in 2018. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News file photo

Montren garners honors at university

DANVILLE, Va. — Former Firebird volleyball player Lauren Montren was named Averett University female freshman athlete of the year at the school’s Night of Champions on April 20. Montren, a …
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, …

How the coronavirus killed the XFL season

The Xtreme Football League announced April 10 that it had suspended operations and laid off all of its workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This spelled out the end of the spring football …
From left, Byron Leu, Steve Wright and Jim Pearce practice social distancing during a round of golf at South Granville Country Club on April 8. Each rode in a separate cart. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News.

Golf courses see new business amid pandemic

CREEDMOOR — Golf is a perfect game for social distancing — players can keep their distance while on the course. Local golf courses are staying open amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We are …

Officiating courses offered for free

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The National Federation of State High School Associations announced it will offering free officiating courses through July 1. Current high school sports officials, as well …
Wy'kise Allen dishes on the run for South Granville. Allen had a double-double, 20 points and 10 rebounds. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Balanced Vikings cruise past Warriors

CREEDMOOR — South Granville cruised to a 93-59 win over conference opponent Louisburg in the Jan. 10 tilt. Balanced scoring headlined the Vikings’ game with four players finishing in double …