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Hebron gearing up for new seasons

June 15, 2011

Despite some changes in coaching personnel, Hebron Christian School’s athletic department is keeping busy this summer.

New Athletic Director, and assistant girl’s basketball coach Gary Vaughan says he’s excited about the new season and the promise the team has shown under new head coach and headmaster William Cotton.

“We just came back from a camp at Washington School, (Greenville), and we were able to win the tournament on the last day of the camp,” he said. “We’re very proud of that. The girls have come a long way.”

Vaughan is excited about 6’2 senior Tori Nichols.

“Teams are going to have a hard time finding an answer for her inside,” he said.

The football summer workouts are currently under way for the Eagles football program, but Vaughan fears they might not be able to field an 11-man roster in 2011.

“The economic times have hit Hebron and all these other small private schools really hard,” he said. “We may have to go to 8-man football, although we’re remaining optimistic about that situation. Hopefully we will get more kids to register.”

Hebron in the past has dropped down to an 8-man roster to play games if they needed to, but they’ve always been able to fill a regular size squad. There are only about a dozens players signed up, and with the amount of injuries that can occur during a grueling football season, it’s going to be a tough task to fulfill. Last year, the Eagles finished 2-8 and were winless in their district.

Tri Nason has been promoted to head football coach, head boys basketball coach and will assist Derrick Kirby on the diamond as assistant baseball coach. David Foster has been named head track coach and Cass Tapley stays on board for his fourth season as head softball coach.

Hebron kicks off their athletic season with softball in July.

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