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Granville sends off superior spring senior class

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The spring sports season has officially come to a close in Granville County.

Falls Lake Academy, Granville Central and South Granville seniors have bid their final farewells on the fields of their respective sports.

The Firebirds baseball team won the North Central Conference with a 12-0 record and advanced to the third round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs.

The Falls Lake softball team posted an 12-7 overall record. The Lady Firebirds finished third in the conference and qualified for the 1A playoffs before losing in the first round. As the season progressed, so did the Lady Firebirds as they posted two victories against Henderson Collegiate and a big-time win against rival Oxford Preparatory.

The Lady Firebirds will be prepared to defend their newly completed home field when they return to the diamond next season.

Granville Central’s baseball program had one of its most memorable seasons with a win against rival South Granville, finishing third in the conference with an 8-6 record and a trip to the third round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs. The Panthers finished with a 15-9 overall record and tied the school record for the most wins in a season.

Granville Central softball compiled a 6-13 record during a campaign in which the team lost key players early in the season to season-ending injuries.

The Granville Central soccer program set a school record with 13 wins this season. The team dropped eight games and finished with one tie. The Lady Panthers hosted a game in the first round of the 1A playoffs.

South Granville’s baseball program will have nine candidates for graduation this year. The team finished with a 10-13 record under first-year head coach Pratt Maynard and advanced to the first round of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs.

The South Granville soccer program captured its first-ever conference championship with an 11-1 record. The Lady Vikings finished the season with a 15-3-1 mark. South Granville had a major win against Roanoke Rapids and tied Carrboro, the eventual 2A state champion. The Lady Vikings bowed out of the playoffs in the second round.

South Granville’s softball program will have two candidates for graduation this season. The duo helped lead the Lady Vikings to another conference title and a berth in the state playoffs. South Granville finished the season with an 18-4 record and a spot in the regional round of the playoffs.

The South Granville boys track program has five individuals preparing for graduation. The group has been instrumental in leading the Vikings to a successful season.

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