Area schools are now getting winter sports underway. At Vance Charter School basketball has just started, according to athletic director Lance Stallings. They’ve only played two games this year including Wednesday’s game against Granville Central. The boys were unable to pull out a victory but the girl’s team did. There’s no rest either as Vance Charter will return to the court Friday taking on Falls Lake in the first home game of the season. “Regardless of the sport or the time of the year Falls Lake is well prepared,” Stallings said. “It’s a Green Out Game. We will raise awareness about school violence,” Stallings added.
Meanwhile Stallings says they have approximately 10 students on this year’s swim team which has its first meet on December 7th. Additionally, cheer leading will be headed to a competition event Saturday at the Raleigh Convention Center where they will face off against ten other area schools.
It’s much the same at Crossroads Christian as the Colts basketball teams are off to a terrific start. The boy’s team is undefeated at 5-0 and are ranked #1 in the state and the girl’s team is 3-1 and ranked third in the state. Alyssa Phillips leads the girls team who will play Lawrence tonight. The boys return to action Saturday against St. Thomas with seniors Ben Gladdio and Robert Jenkins leading the way.
“If we win both games, I will have 400 career wins,” said Scottie Richardson. Richardson, in addition to his athletic director duties also coaches basketball at the school. The Colts will also play against 11 other teams in the Battle of the Bull tournament at Falls Lake over the holidays. Once those holidays are over spring sports will begin workouts at both Crossroads Christian and Vance Charter.