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Billy Blevins earned baseball all-conference honors for Granville Central.

Panthers, Vikings fill baseball all-conference list

By Amanda Dixon
| July 20, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Granville Central and South Granville each place three on the Northern Carolina all-conf...

Megan Ellis earned all-conference honors for South Granvile. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News file

Lady Vikings dominate NCC postseason awards

By Amanda Dixon
| July 7, 2021

CREEDMOOR — The Northern Carolina Conference recently announced its all-conference honors with the ...

Ronnie Thomas, South Granville High School track and field coach, third from left, is honored with a framed track jersey at a recent event. From left are Calvin Timberlake, Granville County Public Schools athletic director; Jake Wohlfeil, South Granville boys basketball coach; Thomas; his wife Angela Thomas; Bob Lickliter, South Granville athletic director; Lisa Tusa, principal; and C. Efrem Daniel, track and field coach. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Ronnie Thomas retires as Viking track coach

By Amanda Dixon
| July 7, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Ronnie Thomas has been the guiding hand for the South Granville track and field program ...

The Granville Central baseball team finished the season with a 10-8 record as the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A East Region runner-up.

Baseball

Panthers’ historic season comes to end

By Amanda Dixon
| June 25, 2021

HERTFORD — The Granville Central baseball program’s historic season came to a close Wednesday with a...

Wyatt Laws and Austin Falls both look up to catch the ball moments before colliding (left). During the aftermath of the collision (right), the ball pops loose.

Baseball

Panthers survive late-inning rally in 3rd round of playoffs

By Amanda Dixon
| June 21, 2021

STEM — Neither team played up to its potential Saturday afternoon, but Granville Central played well...

Dylan Laws touches second and throws to first for a double play in the 6-0 win over East Wake Academy on Thursday, June 17.

Baseball

Panthers advance on East Wake Academy shutout

By Amanda Dixon
| June 18, 2021

STEM — The Granville Central Panthers kept a paw on the East Wake Academy Eagles in the 6-0 win Thur...

Cade Currin fires from the mound for Granville Central.

Baseball

Panthers on the prowl in playoffs

By Amanda Dixon
| June 16, 2021

STEM — The Granville Central Panthers eased by the Voyager Academy Vikings in the first round of the...

Trevor Hockaday makes the catch for the final out of the game on Saturday. The Vikings defeated rivals Granville Central 4-2.

Baseball

County title goes to Vikings with win over Panthers

By Amanda Dixon
| June 15, 2021

STEM — At the beginning of every season, coaches establish a set of goals for their team. One goal i...

Keith Gardner hit a grand slam for the South Granville Vikings on June,8 to lift the Vikings over the visiting Granville Central Panthers.

Baseball

Gardner’s grand slam gives Vikings win

By Amanda Dixon
| June 15, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Keith Gardner’s third-inning grand slam home run provided the lift the Vikings needed to...

Granville Central’s Cade Currin is able to slide in under Landon Mize's tag at second base in Friday night’s game at Louisburg.

Baseball

Panthers drop 3-2 decision to Louisburg

By Amanda Dixon
| June 3, 2021

LOUISBURG — Granville Central dropped a key 3-2 decision on the road at Louisburg on Friday night. ...

Viking wrestler Kevin Bell, left, reaches for a foot lock in the match against Roanoke Rapids. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Wrestling

Panthers’ grapplers pin down tri-meet win

By Amanda Dixon
| May 28, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Granville Central’s wrestling program dominated the May 19 tri-meet with Roanoke Rapids ...

Kate Wright, former athletic director of Falls Lake Academy, said a defining moment in the school's history was winning the first volleyball championship in 2018.

After 4 years, Firebird athletic director says farewell

By Amanda Dixon
| May 27, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Four years ago Falls Lake Academy had a fledgling athletic program full of potential. To...

South Granville track and field seniors, from left, are Victor Sloan, Benjimin Hunt, Willie Spencer, Jabari Wade, Gabriel Martinez, Aubri Bryan and Rashad Daniel. Not pictured is Alex Aycock.

Track & Field

Vikings dominate in meet against Warren County

By Amanda Dixon
| May 24, 2021

CREEDMOOR — South Granville gave its seniors the best send off possible — a win over Warren County— ...

The South Granville Lady Vikings finished second in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2A playoffs Saturday. South Granville ended the season with a 14-2 overall record and a 10-0 conference record. Front row from left are Savannah Thompson, Savannah Norton, Jenna Curry, Maddie Gerovac, Georgia Preddy. Back row: Kylyn Dean, Candace Strombeck, Kaitlyn Goss, Brooke Bowling, Megan Ellis, Paige Strickland and Jani Spruill.

Softball

Lady Vikings stumble, lose both championship series matches

By Amanda Dixon
| May 18, 2021

MOCKSVILLE — South Granville softball’s bid for a 2A state championship came to an end Saturday with...

South Granville catcher Savannah Thompson blocks the plate on a tag to stop a Curritcuck runner from scoring. Kaitlyn Goss' throw to the plate was perfect for Thompson to make the tag. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Softball

Lady Vikings make state championship series

By Amanda Dixon
| May 12, 2021

BARCO — South Granville managed to hold off a seventh-inning charge to defeat the Currituck Lady Kni...

The Lady Vikings cheer Savannah Thompson's home run. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Lady Vikings couldn’t surround home plate and celebrate with their teammate.

Softball

South Granville moves past Eastern Randolph

By Amanda Dixon
| May 11, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Two of the most storied teams in the region met Saturday in the third round of the N.C. ...

Sandra Jimenez, right, keeps the ball moving for Granville Central during the second round playoff match.

Girls soccer

Lady Panther soccer falls in 2nd round against Manteo

By Amanda Dixon
| May 11, 2021

STEM — Granville Central’s soccer season came to a close with a 3-0 loss to Manteo on Wednesday, May...

Kailen Craddock follows the shot to the goal and scores for Granville Central as the Vance Charter keeper bobbles the ball.

Girls soccer

Lady Panthers advance after quadruple-OT

By Amanda Dixon
| May 6, 2021

STEM – Granville Central pulled off a 2-1 win over Vance Charter in the fourth overtime period Monda...

Falls Lake’s Emily Womble, left, tries to control the ball to make a tag on an attempted steal.

Softball

Lady Firebirds sink Voyager Vikings

By Amanda Dixon
| May 6, 2021

CREEDMOOR — The regular season finale Friday pitted the Falls Lake Lady Firebirds against the Voyage...

The Lady Viking’s Candace Strombeck catches a foul ball for the third out in the top of the seventh inning in the Monday night game.

Softball

South Granville eases by First Flight in 1st round

By Amanda Dixon
| May 6, 2021

CREEDMOOR – After a brief rain delay Monday afternoon, the Lady Vikings faced a tough First Flight t...


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