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The Brunswick High School varsity boys’ basketball team have their sights set on making a deep run in the VHSL Group 2 playoffs this season.

The Mecklenburg Middle School boys’ basketball team captured its inaugural contest in school history with a hard-fought 43-27 win over Halifax last Monday night.

It wasn’t easy but the Mecklenburg County High School varsity boys’ basketball team withstood a late trey attempt that came up just short to hold on for a 46-42 win over Nottoway HS in its program opener on Monday night.

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Mecklenburg County High School varsity boys’ basketball coach Danny Watkins admits there are a lot of unknowns going into the first season of play for the Phoenix but his players are hard at work in preparation for the new campaign.

The winter sports seasons are almost ready to roll as local high-school basketball teams are practicing and preparing for scrimmages before the start of the regular season.

Playing for the second Thursday night in a row, the fifth-seeded Brunswick High School varsity football team gave fourth-seeded Greensville HS all it wanted but the Eagles hung on late for an 18-13 victory to advance to the 2A regional semifinals.

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The top-seeded Brunswick Academy varsity football team put the exclamation point on an outstanding season by topping second-seeded Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot 35-20 in the Virginia Independent Schools Division II 8-man football state title game on Saturday afternoon at the Dinwiddie Sports Complex.

The debut season for the Mecklenburg County High School varsity football team came to an end on a high note Friday as the Phoenix rolled past visiting Nottoway County HS 41-12 on Senior Night.

With their backs against the wall after failing to score in the first overtime session, the Mecklenburg Middle School defense came up with a several big stops and then did it again to start the second extra session.

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The Mecklenburg Middle School volleyball team, the Eastern Division regular season champions, topped Amelia 3-0 to advance to the Southside Middle School conference title game on Saturday but fell 3-2 to Powhatan after dropping a hard-fought 15-8 decision in the final game.

The Mecklenburg County High School junior varsity football team captured its home opener by topping visiting Southampton 44-20 last Monday night in Baskerville.

It was a great night for the Mecklenburg County High School varsity football team on Friday as the local team earned their second win of the season in dominating fashion with a 42-0 victory over visiting John Marshall HS.

The fourth-seeded Mecklenburg County varsity volleyball team topped fifth-seeded Magna Vista HS 3-0 in a Piedmont District tournament quarterfinal contest on Thursday night in Baskerville. The win earned the Lady Phoenix a date in the tournament semifinals on Monday against top-seeded Tunstall.

The Mecklenburg County High School varsity football team fought to the end but fell 34-20 to Madison County in its inaugural homecoming game on Friday night in Baskerville.

The Mecklenburg Middle School football team got a stiff test from homestanding Russell Middle School in the first half last Wednesday night before the Phoenix pulled away for a 30-6 win in Lawrenceville.

Turnovers and untimely penalties were too much to overcome for the Mecklenburg County High School varsity football team as they fell 22-6 at Sussex-Central HS on Friday night.

The Mecklenburg County Middle School volleyball team captured three matches last week to improve to 6-0 on the season.

The Mecklenburg Middle School football team battled to the end in front of a big crowd last Wednesday night but came up just short, falling 13-12 in overtime to Nottoway in the school’s first homecoming game in Baskerville.

The Mecklenburg County High School varsity volleyball team won a pair of matches on the hardwood last week, topping Brunswick and Piedmont District foe George Washington-Danville by 3-0 scores.

The Mecklenburg County Middle School football team scored touchdowns on their first four possessions at home last Wednesday evening on the way to a 30-0 win over visiting Russell Middle School in Baskerville.

The Mecklenburg County High School varsity football team dropped its fifth straight contest, falling 55-13 to undefeated Amherst HS on Thursday night in Baskerville.

The Mecklenburg County High School varsity volleyball team split a pair of matches in Piedmont District action last week after topping Magna Vista 3-0 but falling 3-0 to Tunstall.

The Mecklenburg Middle School football team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 38-6 win over Halifax on the road Thursday afternoon.

The Mecklenburg County High School varsity football team dropped its fourth straight game on Friday, falling 56-0 on the road to a very good Weddington HS team which came in ranked eighth in the North Carolina 4A state poll.

The Mecklenburg High School varsity volleyball team went 2-1 on the court last week to improve to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the Piedmont District.

The Mecklenburg Middle School football team spotted visiting Prince Edward an 8-0 lead on a 60-yard punt return for a touchdown but dominated from that point on their way to a 30-14 win in their home debut at Phoenix Field.

The Mecklenburg High School junior varsity football team got out to a quick start and smacked Halifax County 50-20 on the road last Wednesday night.

The Mecklenburg County High School varsity football team turned in a much better performance on Thursday evening in front of another big crowd in Baskerville but ultimately fell 40-28 to visiting Halifax County at Phoenix Field.

Mecklenburg County High School cross-country coach Michael Herring said his first-year program has embraced the challenges of a new season in a new district and conference.

The Mecklenburg County High School varsity golf team finished fourth in a Piedmont District match last Tuesday afternoon at Olde Mille Golf Course.

Mecklenburg County High School volleyball coach Justin Kirkland expected two tough contests on the road last week in Piedmont District action and that proved to be the case.

The Mecklenburg County High School varsity football team got off to a tough start for the second straight game and fell 48-0 to a good Lee County HS team out of Sanford, North Carolina on Friday evening.

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The Mecklenburg County Middle School football team rallied from a 18-6 deficit late in the third quarter to post a 26-18 victory over Nottoway in their season opener on the road last Wednesday night.

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The Mecklenburg County High School varsity and jayvee volleyball teams captured their Piedmont District openers after topping George Washington-Danville in straight sets on Thursday evening.

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The Mecklenburg County High School junior varsity football team fought to the end but fell 20-8 at Central of Lunenburg HS last Wednesday night in its season opener.

The Mecklenburg County High School golf team finished third in a Piedmont District match at Forest Park Country Club in Martinsville on Thursday.

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After falling to Dan River High School in its first-ever contest, the Mecklenburg County High School varsity volleyball team captured its first win in program history with a 3-0 victory over Brunswick HS in Lawrenceville on Thursday night.

For local high-school football fans, Lawrenceville will be the center of the universe on Friday night when Mecklenburg County High School takes the field for its first ever regular season game against Brunswick High School.

The Brunswick High School varsity football team was a strong squad last season but several long layoffs due to COVID-19 hurt the program in some key games and they finished with a 5-3 record and a first-round loss to Poquoson in the 2A regional playoffs.

The Mecklenburg County High School varsity golf team had its best finish of the season last Wednesday at Green’s Folly Golf Course in South Boston carding a team score of 319 to place second in the Piedmont District match. 

South Hill businessman Bryant Reese captured his 19th Club Championship title over the weekend by shooting a 4-under par, two-day 138 total at South Hill Country Club.

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Mecklenburg High School volleyball coach Justin Kirkland said last week he is excited about the upcoming campaign as the Lady Phoenix readies for play in its debut season.

The Mecklenburg County High School varsity golf team hosted its first district match on Thursday at Kinderton Country Club in Clarksville, finishing fourth in the eight-team field that featured 38 golfers representing the eight schools of the Piedmont District.

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It was quite a sight on Thursday evening to see the large number of players in camp for the first day of football practice wearing the red and black shirts emblazoned with the Mecklenburg High School Phoenix logo.

Former Brunswick High School basketball standout Nathaniel “Nate” Jones, Class of 1992, was recently selected as a 2022 inductee for the Langston University Athletic Hall of Fame in Langston, Oklahoma. 

It was great to see our local superstars Keldon and Kaleb Johnson in town last week spreading cheer and giving back to the youth in our community.