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S. Wayne Patterson II, a graduate of Mt. Tabor High School, is a fresh
man at North Carolina State University, where he qualified for three
events for the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The cham
pionships will be held at Florida State University in Tallahassee,
Florida. He qualified for the 4x100 relay, 4x400 relay and the 400
meter. Patterson helped lead the Mt. Tabor Boys Track Team to its 2014
North Carolina state title.
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Josh McGee and "Raider Nation" got to
work on helping Savion and his family
every way they could. McGee, who has
known Savion since his freshman year, is
amazed at how fast they came up with
ways to raise money.
"From fish plates to wristbands, we've
done everything you could think of,"
"I'm amazed at how people like Chase
Vaden, who didn't play with Savion that
_ long, wanted to help."
Vaden, who graduated in 2014 and
only,played one year with Savion, came up
with the idea for the Pray for Sae 7-on-7
tournament. The tournament will be May
30 at Reagan and will put some of the best
talent in the area on showcase. Admission
will be $5; children under 10 get in free.
All the proceeds and donations will go to
Savion and his family.
Last year, Vaden helped organize a
tournament that provided over 1,000 meals
to the homeless of Winston-Salem.
"We wanted to do something a little
different this year," Vaden said. "I
approached Savion with the idea, he
agreed, and we started working on getting
The tournament will feature separate
brackets for high school and college play
ers. Registration for the tournament ended
May 8. East Forsyth, Carver, Reagan, Mt.
Tabor and Parkland High Schools will be
represented. The finals of the tournament
will be streamed nationwide on
The tournament will be two-hand tag
and will follow the double elimination for
mat. Teams are allowed 10 players per
team. Match ups for the tournament have
not yet been decided.
Denard Smoot, who is responsible for
getting the teams to participate, believes
no matter who wins, the match-ups will be
"It will be very exciting," Smoot said.
"We have a lot of talent coming."
Savion, whose favorite player is Ray
Lewis, is eager to get back on the field.
Most of ail, he misses the intensity.
'That's what I like most about foot
ball," Savion said. "I can't wait to get back
on the field. There's no doubt that I'll be
back out there."
Salem College changes athletic conference
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FAYETTEVILLE ~ Salem College and two other colleges ? Wesleyan College and
Agnes Scott College -- have been accepted to join the USA South Athletic Conference
as full members.
These three single-gender, all-female, institutions will begin USA South play during
the 2016-17 academic year. All three institutions currently compete in the Great South
"We are delighted that Agnes Scott College, Salem College and Wesleyan College
are going to be joining the USA South," said Dr. Jennifer Braaten, president of Ferrum
College and chairwoman of USA South Presidents Council. "They are the types of insti
tutions we like to have in our Conference in terms of compatibility, competitiveness and
their emphasis on values and academics. We feel like these additions solidify the
Conference's strength and growth."
"We proudly welcome Agnes Scott College, Salem College and Wesleyan College as
members of the USA South," stated Rita Wiggs, USA South Commissioner. "They exem
plify the pillars of the Division III and USA South philosophy of academic excellence,
personal development, athletic competition and sportsmanship. We look forward to their
coaches and student-athletes competing in the USA South."
Salem Colege, located in Winston-Salem, and founded in 1772, is the oldest women's
college by founding date. Salem is a liberal arts college for women which values its stu
dents as individuals, develops their unique potential and prepares them to change the
world. The Spirits currently offer seven sports (basketball, cross country, soccer, softball,
tennis, volleyball and track & field).
' "We are thrilled to be joining the USA South," said Dr. Lorraine Sterritt, president of
Salem College. "It was so important for us to be in the right Conference. We pride our
selves on serious academics and athletics at Salem so this feels like a perfect match."
Agnes Scott, founded in 1889, is an independent national liberal arts college for
women located in the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia area, affiliated with the Presbyterian
Church. The Scotties currently offer six sports (basketball, cross country, soccer, softball,
tennis and volleyball).
Wesleyan, located in Macon, Georgia and chartered in 1836, was the first college in
the world to grant degrees to women. The Wolves currently offer five sports (basketball,
soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball).
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