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Graci Brown keeps the ball in play for the Lady Vikings in a rally against Roanoke Rapids in 2019. South Granville will need Brown's leadership on the court this season.

Optimism surrounds Vikings’ upcoming season

CREEDMOOR — Expectations will be high when the South Granville Vikings volleyball team hits the court this year. Defending conference champions who went 12-0 in the regular season and 19-7 …
The Lady Firebirds pose with the championship trophy afther their 2019 win. Falls Lake Academy finished fourth place in the conference in the annual Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings.

Firebirds 4th in Wells Fargo cup standings

The N.C. High School Athletic Association released its 2019-20 Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings last Wednesday, and three area team fared well. In the 1A North Central Conference, the Falls …
NCFC youth soccer coaches are instructed to wear masks while teaching the athletes the drills.

NCFC youth soccer makes a comeback; plans games this weekend

WAKE FOREST — Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NC Futbol Club had to suspend its soccer season this past spring. After seven months, its youth teams could play their first game Saturday. Bryan …
Falls Lake Cross-Country teams will hit the ground running on Nov. 4. Prior to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association shutting down training, the Firebirds hit the trail in late July at the Gauntlet in Creedmoor.  Firebirds in back from left: Ian Patterson, Zack Patterson, Parker Hanson, Charlie Walker, Noah Bowman, Sam Sirianna and Madeleine Kearns. Front: Martin Lee, Liz Oladipo, Madison Karan and Matthew Kearns. Firebirds coach Justin Rhodes stands in the rear. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Firebirds cross-country ready to run

CREEDMOOR — The Firebirds cross-country teams are expected to begin true practices on Nov. 4. Their first possible meet is scheduled to be run on Nov. 16. The cross-country teams will be …
Jed Evans tried to leap over a Manteo player, but was hit in mid-air and driven out of bounds in the playoff game last year.

NCHSAA announces plans to hold playoffs

CHAPEL HILL — The N.C. High School Athletic Association on Tuesday released its revised 2020-21 sports calendar. The update clears questions about potential playoffs. All team sports will have a …
Alex Tharp, the new J.F. Webb varsity basektball coach, poses for a photo. Tharp said he hopes to take the Warriors to the next level in the Northern Carolina Conference. Contributed photo.

Tharp to lead Warriors basketball

OXFORD — J.F. Webb High School announced last week it has hired a new head basketball coach. Alex Tharp will lead the Warriors in the coming season. A native of Orange, Virginia, Tharp played …
NCFC youth soccer coaches are instructed to wear masks while teaching the athletes the drills. Marty Simpkins | The Wake Weekly

NCFC youth soccer makes a comeback

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NC Futbol Club had to suspend its soccer season this past spring. After seven months, its youth teams could play their first game Saturday. Bryan Bachelder, director …

Golf tournament to benefit junior programs

CREEDMOOR — South Granville Country Club will host a four-person super ball benefit golf tournament next month. The event is schedule for 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. The net proceeds from the …
South Granville's Micah Wilkerson breaks through the Bunn defense on the way to a 32-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of a 2019 match. North Carolina high school football won't resume until at least February 2021.

Fall sports delayed; football to be played in Feb.

CHAPEL HILL — Due to the growing concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday it is shifting the high school sports calendar, pushing back …
The Heritage High School  football team hits the field. Football games and other fall sports will be delayed until at least Sept. 18.

Phase 2 extension prolongs wait for high school sports

CHAPEL HILL — The high school fall sports won't start Sept. 1 after all. The N.C. High School Athletic Association announced a delay again Thursday. No new date was given. That comes a …
Keith Gardner stands in front of the Blue Monster wall with his home run ball at the Durham Athletic Park on July 26. Gardner blasted the ball over the left center portion of the Blue Monster. Contributed photo

Viking slugger goes yard over Blue Monster

DURHAM — Keith Gardner, a rising junior at South Granville, has something to brag about to his fellow classmates. Gardner drilled a home run over the Blue Monster, the 32-foot-high wall at …