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 By Philip Latter    Sports 

Blue Devils Cross Country Locks Up Spot In State Finals

The pre-race huddle told it all. The boys were not jumping around nervously or exchanging laughs to keep the adrenaline at bay. They were zeroed in, their eyes laser-focused. And wh... — Updated 1/18/2021

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Claim Mountain Six Conference Title

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 Mountain Six Championships mattered more than ever. Only three teams would advance to the 2A West Regional meet. After some tough... — Updated 1/11/2021


Blue Devils XC Picks Up Pair Of Wins At R-S Central

Looking to avenge their only loss to a 2A team this season, the Brevard boys' cross-country team came out aggressively Saturday at R-S Central. At Pisgah High School two weeks ago,... — Updated 12/17/2020

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Blue Devils XC Puts Together Strong Showing In First Meet

After an eight-month layoff caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Brevard Blue Devils cross country team wasted little time Tuesday afternoon establishing themselves as one of the leading teams in the conference for the... — Updated 11/23/2020


Local Runners Ready For State Track Meet

The Blue Devils will be well represented this weekend in Winston-Salem at the 1A/2A North Carolina Indoor State Track and Field Championships. Hosted at the JDL Fast Track facility, the Blue Devils will be sending a contingent of... — Updated 2/10/2020

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Murray Leads Lady Blue Devils To Sixth Place At State

Heading into the last mile, Lucy Murray's teammates started counting. Every time an opposing runner flashed by, up went a finger. It barely took two hands for her teammates to... — Updated 11/13/2019

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Claim Mountain Six Cross Country Title

Coming into last Wednesday’s Mountain Six Conference championship, Brevard knew two things: the Hendersonville girls would be their biggest threat, and they liked to get out fast. Within the opening strides, a sea of red acted... — Updated 10/30/2019


Lady Blue Devils Take First Place At Watermelon Run

Employing a controlled start, a strong middle, and a powerful finish, the Brevard girls’ cross-country team came out victorious at the 14-team Watermelon Run last Thursday. With the mercury bubbling up to 90 degrees in Sylva ... — Updated 9/9/2019


Brevard, Rosman Athletes Qualify For State Track Meet

Brevard athletes are used to the rain. This came in handy on Saturday at the 2A West Regional track championships hosted by Bandys High School, a day that saw several inches of rain inundate most of North Carolina. Predicted to... — Updated 5/15/2019


Blue Devil Track Teams Place Second At Mountain Six Meet

Coming into the last two events of Tuesday's Mountain Six Conference Championships, the Brevard Lady Devils sat in third, 23 points behind Hendersonville and 11 behind Franklin. The... — Updated 5/1/2019

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Blue Devils, Tigers Shine At Annual Frank Patton Classic

On a crisp, breezy afternoon at the Frank Patton Track on the campus of Brevard College, Brevard and Rosman came home with numerous victories at their first home meet of the year.... — Updated 3/20/2019

 By Philip Latter    Sports

A Dozen Blue Devils Qualify For State Indoor Track Meet

The Brevard Blue Devils indoor track squad wrapped up their regular season on Thursday at the Falcon Last Chance Invitational at West Henderson. Despite snow and ice storms wreaking havoc on this year’s schedule, the Blue Devils... — Updated 2/6/2019

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Blue Devils Close Out Season With Strong Showing At State - Brevard NC

Youth was served and experience paid dividends as Brevard thrived at the cross country state championship, greatly exceeding their projected finish in both the boys and girls... — Updated 11/5/2018


Brevard Makes History With Sweep At Regional XC Meet

It may never go viral, but the #winforwill campaign is undefeated after Brevard swept the 2A West Regional titles in Swannanoa. The Blue Devils will now send both squads to the... — Updated 10/29/2018

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Brevard Captures Boys, Girls XC Mountain Six Titles

Steady rains and endless puddles may have slowed the times at the Mountain Six Conference championships on Tuesday, but they did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the Blue Devils... — Updated 10/17/2018


Blue Devils Put Up Solid Showing At State Track Meet

Coming off a thrilling 2A West regional meet that saw 12 Blue Devils earn a trip to the state championships in Greensboro, Brevard's athletes proved they belonged by notching a... — Updated 5/21/2018


Blue Devils Send A Dozen Qualifiers To State Track Meet

Brevard will need a full size bus for their trip to Greensboro this weekend after a memorable meet at the 2A West Region saw them qualify 12 athletes for state. The Blue Devils opened the meet well, qualifying both the boys and... — Updated 5/16/2018


Brevard College Hosts Leesa Anderson Invitational

After claiming individual victories in every track event over 200 meters plus the hurdles, the Lady Devils found themselves as team champions at the inaugural Leesa Anderson... — Updated 4/30/2018


Brevard, Rosman Track Compete At Frank Patton Classic

Co-hosting an invitational meet at the recently renovated track on the Brevard College campus, Brevard and Rosman gave their home crowds plenty to cheer about at the second annual... — Updated 4/16/2018

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Blue Devils XC Team Puts Together Top 10 Showing At Eye Opener Invtl. - Brevard, NC

Will Coye entered his junior year with two main goals: break 17 minutes for the 5K distance (3.1 miles) and help the boys cross country team qualify for the 2A State Meet. After Saturday’s spectacular race in Spartanburg, Coye... — Updated 9/6/2017

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Blue Devil Runners Start Strong At WNC XC Carnival - Brevard, NC

No shortage of fast teams showed up at Jackson Park on Saturday for the 37th annual Western North Carolina Cross Country Carnival. In the championship race there was powerhouse... — Updated 8/28/2017

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Brevard Track Re-Writes Record Book At 2A Title Meet - Brevard, NC

For the briefest of moments, coming down the final straightaway, it looked like Noah Graham had one last surprise up his sleeve. Desperately pumping his arms, the Brevard senior... — Updated 5/22/2017

 By Philip Latter    Sports

A Dozen Blue Devils Qualify For State Finals - Brevard, NC

Madison Baldridge doesn’t have much in common with Andrew Robinson and Noah Graham. One hurdles, sprints and jumps; the other two run distance. One is a freshman; the others are seniors. But on Saturday at the 2A West Regional... — Updated 5/17/2017

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Graham, Robinson Break Top 10 At Tri-Cities Classic

Success is contagious. That saying was in play last Friday and Saturday night in Johnson City, Tenn., as a slew of Blue Devils set personal records at the Tri-Cities Classic. Noah Graham recorded the highest finish at the meet, a... — Updated 4/5/2017

 By Philip Latter    Sports

Blue Devils Compete At Tony Waldrop Invitational – Brevard NC

In a meet named after a legendary North Carolina miler, it was only fitting that Brevard opened its season with victories in that event on both the men's and women's side. Eliza... — Updated 3/8/2017


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