Talk to Ray Noel, Athletic Director at Vance County High School, or Mike Joyner, Athletic Director at Kerr Vance Academy, and both men will tell you the same thing. Weather has slowed Spring sports to a crawl. “We need games,” said Ray Noel on Thursday’s SportsTalk. “The weather has been unforgiving,” Noel added. Vance County’s softball team is currently 1-4 but failed to get in games with Louisburg High this week because of the wet conditions. The baseball team has only played one game this season, a win against Triangle Science and Math over a week ago.
Rain is not the only problem. Wet conditions that persist long after the rain stops is also an issue for those on the baseball or softball diamond. The cool cloudy conditions have not allowed for much drying of the fields this week. Soccer at Vance County can deal with some wet conditions and the Vipers’ girls soccer team is 0-2 in the conference but are playing hard. The squad has two seniors and are coming off of a split with Louisburg High School in non-conference play.
Noel also looks forward to the beginning of track season. The Vipers’ track team has it’s first meet scheduled for March 29th.
Meanwhile, over at Kerr Vance Academy the boys’ baseball team is 1-2. “We are young but we will be ok,” Joyner said. The school’s first conference game is scheduled for Friday. KVA has already had two baseball games rained out. Soccer has had one game rained out, and the golf team has yet to tee it up this year due to inclement weather.