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Murray Takes First Place For Lady Blue Devils Cross Country

Freshman Lucy Murray didn’t set out to win her first high school race at the United Way Invitational. Competing against runner from over 30 teams, with 18 1A and 2A programs represented in the 1A/2A race, Murray was still... — Updated 10/16/2019


Brevard Runners Record Career Days At Wendy's Invitational

With the best weather of the season promised in the forecast and coming off a team retreat weekend in Beech Mountain and Boone, the Brevard cross country team entered last Saturday’s Wendy’s Invitational – one of the largest... — Updated 10/9/2019

 By Phillip Latter    Sports

Brevard XC Places Top Three At White Squirrel Classic

On an unseasonably cool September afternoon last Wednesday, the Blue Devils turned up the heat on the competition at the White Squirrel Classic. Hosting the 17-team meet at a new... — Updated 9/23/2019

 By Phillip Latter    Sports

Brevard Puts Together Strong Showing At Weekend Meet - Brevard NC

During a fall season in which it seems like every Brevard High School program is having enormous success, the cross country runners kept that momentum going at the Ramble by the... — Updated 10/2/2018


Brevard XC Shows Promise At Eye Opener In Spartanburg

On a brutally hot and humid Saturday morning in Spartanburg, S.C., the Blue Devils cross country team flashed some serious potential. As they have been for the last two years, the... — Updated 9/5/2018


Lady Blue Devils Post Second Place Showing At Polk

The Lady Blue Devils track team wasted little time showing they'd be a power to be reckoned with this season, placing second out of 12 teams on Friday at the Wolverine Co-Ed... — Updated 3/14/2018


Blue Devils Compete At State Indoor Track Finals

With two laps to go, junior Noah Schoenacher was stuck in fifth place with nowhere to go. The pain of the 1,000 meters – an event that exists at the breaking point between speed... — Updated 2/14/2018


Lady Blue Devils Finish Fifth, Coye Cracks Top 20 At State

On a historically fast day at the North Carolina Cross Country State Championships, the Lady Devils followed their back-to-back state titles with a hard fought fifth place finish... — Updated 11/6/2017


Lady Blue Devils Claim Regional Title, Advance To State

Living in the wettest county east of Oregon, the Blue Devils didn't flinch when large gray clouds started rolling in along the Swannanoa River right before the beginning of the 2A... — Updated 10/30/2017


Brevard Girls Claim XC Conference Title, Boys Place Second - Brevard, NC

After an up-and-down regular season that saw health issues stymie her progress, Ava Findlay wasted little time in establishing her dominance on Tuesday at the Mountain Six... — Updated 10/18/2017


White Squirrel Classic Draws Hundreds Of Prep Runners

Navy blue. Red. Royal blue. Navy blue. Red. Royal blue. That was the stream of finishing colors spectators at the Second Annual White Squirrel Classic were treated to as T.C.... — Updated 10/2/2017


Brevard Continues Impressive Season At Hounds & Hares - Brevard, NC

Ava Finday was under 20 minutes again for the 5K distance for the first time this season. Alyssa Lefler finished just a few seconds off another PR, as did Alydia Monahan. Yet, the... — Updated 9/27/2017

 By Phillip Latter    News

Lady Blue Devils Repeat As 2A Cross Country Champs – Brevard NC

Sitting in a circle of camp chairs in the mid-August heat of a preseason camp, Eliza Witherspoon led her team through a meeting. Their assignment was to create meaningful goals for... — Updated 11/7/2016

 By Phillip Latter    Sports

Lady Blue Devils XC Team, Graham, Robinson On To State – Brevard NC

Graham and Andrew Robinson waited for a morning where everything clicked. On Saturday they got their wish, as the duo finished 1-2 to earn their ticket to state, an hour before the... — Updated 11/2/2016

 By Phillip Latter    Sports

Lady Blue Devils Claim Second Straight XC Conference Title

Lillie Siniard wasn't interested in any type of consolation prize. The sophomore had shown flashes of brilliance all season long, but often suffered in the heat. With warmer... — Updated 10/19/2016

 By Phillip Latter    Sports

Blue Devils XC Place Third, Tenth At Furman Invitational – Brevard NC

Only hours after Hurricane Matthew struck land and began flooding South Carolina, the Blue Devils found themselves in the Upstate preparing to race in one of the most prestigious... — Updated 10/12/2016

 By Phillip Latter    Sports

Blue Devils' Cross Country Shines At Wendy's Invitational – Brevard NC

Brevard's cross country team handled the limelight well at the Wendy's Invitational. In a field of 36 teams, Brevard's ladies placed 4th, one spot behind rival Lake Norman Charter.... — Updated 10/3/2016

 By Phillip Latter    Sports

Blue Devil Cross Country Teams Dominate White Squirrel Classic – Brevard NC

Sandwiched between their two biggest invitationals of the year, last Friday's White Squirrel Classic cross country meet might have seemed like a perfect trap game for the Blue... — Updated 9/26/2016

 By Phillip Latter    Sports

Blue Devil XC Teams Listed First, Second In State 2A Rankings – Brevard NC

Taking advantage of cool temperatures, excellent competition, and a smooth course, the Blue Devil cross country program vaulted itself into rarified air after running fast times at... — Updated 9/7/2016

 By Phillip Latter    Sports

Brevard Cross Country Looks To Repeat Success In 2016 – Brevard NC

In a forested clearing on a farm in Penrose, senior Noah Graham implored his teammate to go faster and faster. Junior Ava Findlay went in circles as quickly as possible, but she was... — Updated 8/22/2016


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