(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E738]
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                           HON. HOWARD COBLE

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  Mr. COBLE. Mr. Speaker, Vandalia Christian School in Greensboro, 
North Carolina, wrapped up its spring sports season with two more 
championships--girls soccer and boys baseball. I say two more because 
this past fall, Vandalia Christian won State championships in boy's 
basketball, boy's soccer, and cheerleading. It is a year unlike any 
other, five championships for one school from the Sixth District of 
North Carolina.
  The boy's baseball team finished the regular season with an 
impressive 15-game-winning streak. This was the first time in school 
history that the boys won championships in soccer, basketball, and 
baseball in the same school year. A ton of credit can be given to VCS 
triple threat athlete, Houston Miller, who was a part of all three 
championship squads and pitched for the Vikings throughout the season. 
On May 10, Vandalia defeated Wilson Christian, 8-3, for the 
championship. This was the boy's baseball second championship in the 
past two years under Coach Luke Oates. Those who assisted Coach Oates 
included Assistant/Pitching Coach Ryan Nelson, Statistician Alyce 
Lentz, and Bookkeeper Laura Joyce. The team roster include the 
aforementioned Houston Miller, Michael Matthews, Nathaniel Hobbs, Josh 
McClellan, James Wagoner, Jasper White, Noah Joyce, Ethan Willis, 
Brayden McMillan, Jordan Mitchell; Bryson Gordon, Jacob Cable, Hunter 
Miller, Tyler Crook, Matt Hobbs, Henderson Lentz, and Rex Atkins.
  On May 11, the Vandalia girls won the State soccer crown with their 
win over Wilmington Christian after the game came down to a series of 
penalty kicks (PKs). Katelyn Roop scored in regulation for the Vikings, 
while Allison Garner, Sydney Mitchell, and Laurie Powell scored the 
penalty kicks. The Vikings went three for four in PKs while VCS goalie 
Makayla Miller stopped three of four PKs by Wilmington Christian. The 
team was led by Head Coach Bobby Kaiser and Assistant Kristen Kaiser. 
The championship squad includes Katie Talkington, Laurie Powell, 
Melissa Pando, Ashley Pollard, Sydney Mitchell, Cristan Lewis, Abby 
Pack, Addy Hargett, Rene Burton, Lauren Chestnutt, Kalie Hazelwood, 
Elizabeth Fondow, Courtney Wood, Kara Smith, Whitney Dickens, Jill 
Georgevich, Allison Garner, Madison Ellis, Katie White, Makayla Miller, 
and Katelyn Roop.
  Everyone who calls themselves a Viking should be rightfully proud of 
the five State championships this year. Congratulations to Principal 
Jeremy Cordova, Athletic Director Luke Oates, the faculty, staff, 
students, and particularly, the athletes of Vandalia for winning five 
sports crowns this year. The citizens of the Sixth District of North 
Carolina are proud to say that we are the home of the champions from 
Vandalia Christian School.