Hosts Trey Snide and Ron Noel welcomed Kerr Vance Academy Athletic Director George Hoyle to SportsTalk to discuss tonight’s upcoming game with Halifax Academy in the state basketball playoffs. If KVA wins tonight, they will travel to cross-town rival, Crossroads Christian Academy for a game on Thursday. Tonight could be the last home game for KVA’s seniors and Hoyle said “hosting a state tournament game is a big deal and getting to play one more game at home is a fantastic accomplishment for our seniors.”
KVA is 6 -7 on the season, and despite the less than perfect record during a season disrupted by injuries as well as Covid 19, Hoyle said, “We’ve been blessed to have a great team.” Hoyle also notes that spring sports including soccer and baseball will be starting this week. “I’m excited to get back outside,” Hoyle says. Spring games will allow for some spectators. 100 people will be allowed into facilities to watch the games. The KVA baseball team is led by first year coach Mike Rigsbee who has been involved in KVA baseball for the last 5 seasons. Hoyle said Coach Rigsbee “is a father figure and role model” for his players.