Hutchinson's been waiting to step up as Vikes' QB
Tyler Hutchinson has waited a long time to get his chance to not only be a senior leader for the Community Vikings, but also be the senior starting quarterback. He's played football for the Purple and Gold for the better part of the past seven years...
Building Warriors: Vikings endure hard week to build toughness
A strong military background complete with the rigors of training helped mold Coach Chris Grooms of the Community Vikings with a work ethic and disciplined approach that has carried over to the football field. Grooms' experiences in the military, where he was also a Green Beret, gave him the idea to launch Warrior Week, which is an opportunity for the Vikings to bond as a team while stretching the team beyond its comfort zone...
Heavy lifting: Vikings intend to dominate this season
In his third season as head football coach of the Community Vikings, Chris Grooms has put an emphasis on getting his linemen ready for the regular season by introducing an off-season conditioning program complete with appearances at various camps in the area. With the team buying in to the opportunities presented to them, Grooms knows the work has paid off...
Vikings sweat through spring with fall in mind
It has not been an idle offseason for the Community Viking football team. Coach Chris Grooms and the Vikings have been busy with spring practice in preparation for the 2016 season. "In the offseason, they've been coming in the mornings from 8 to 10 doing speed training and lifting weights," Grooms said. "And then at night we go from 6 to 8 and that's our skill development as far as our seven-on-sevens."...
Bedford's Best: Seniors named athletes of year
As their senior seasons concluded earlier this year, three particular Bedford County athletes were honored for their efforts as their respective careers concluded. Representing Shelbyville Central as the athlete of the year was O.J. Davis, Cascade was Shaina Schneider, and Community was Darian Pride...
Viqueens' Pierce says she was 'meant to be' at Air Force Academy
Sarah Pierce and Community High School basketball have become synonymous with each other--and both have become quite good. Though her final appearance in a Purple and Gold uniform came to an end in the Class A state semifinals, Pierce has earned a scholarship to continue her basketball career at the United States Air Force Acadmy...
Reed chooses Martin Methodist; Viqueen expects to contribute immediately at next level
The Community Viqueen basketball team has had quite the successful run through the past four years, led by the efforts of an outstanding senior class. The list of accomplishments achieved by the senior class include three straight District 9A titles, two Region 5A titles and two-straight state tournament appearances, the second of which left the Viqueens one game away from the Class A state championship...
Viqueens can't finish late rally: One-run loss closes out season
EAGLEVILLE -- Having rallied for five runs and trailing Moore County by just one run, the Community Viqueens got the tying run to third base with two outs in the top of the sixth inning. That's as far as the runner would make it. Having trailed by as many as six runs, Community (15-8) couldn't plate the tying run and suffered the 6-5 season-ending defeat...
Vikings hit end of road in defeat
CHAPEL HILL -- The Community Vikings could not score the elusive winning run in extra innings as the Fayetteville Tigers defeated the Vikings 3-2 in 10 innings in the District 9-A tournament Monday night. The loss ended the season for the Vikings. "We couldn't find that one hit we needed to push us over the top," Coach Robbie Davis of the Vikings said...
Viqueens fall in semis, stay alive
EAGLEVILLE -- The Community Viqueens had the base runners, but not enough clutch hits and defensive miscues were costly in an 11-1 loss to the Forrest Lady Rockets in a District 9-A tournament semifinal matchup Saturday. "We had a good start, but we can't get over that mental block," Coach Cam Farrell of the Viqueens said...
Viqueens offense hot in 9-A tournament opener
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Viqueens scored in five out of six innings and used a four-run third inning to overcome an early deficit in defeating the Fayetteville Lady Tigers 8-3 in an opening round game of the District 9-A tournament. Community (14-7) collected eight hits and five walks while using six Lady Tiger errors in the contest...
Defense strong, but Vikes fall 2-0
UNIONVILLE -- The Community Vikings came up with a stellar job on defense, but the offense could not muster any goals as the Marshall County Tigers defeated the Vikings 2-0 in a Senior Night soccer matchup Tuesday. The Vikings (2-7-2) played even with the Tigers in the first half, but two second half Marshall County goals were the difference in the game...
Champs, Vikings deliver another classic
Whenever Cascade and Community meet on the baseball diamond, it's the same ole same ole. After the Vikings (16-15) claimed a 5-4 win over the Champions (13-17) earlier this season, Cascade repaid the favor Monday night on senior night, claiming a 5-4 win of its own...
Viqueens' Gregory takes soccer skills to Martin
It's been a great year for Community High School 2016 seniors to continue their athletic careers at the next level. Sydney Gregory is one of those athletes. She recently signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Martin Methodist. When it came time to pick out a school to continue her career, Gregory had a handful of choices, but felt the small-town atmosphere at Martin Methodist, in Pulaski, was the closest to what she experienced in Unionville...
Two Vikings sign football scholarships
There's been a change in the atmosphere for a while brewing around Community football. Perhaps no bigger sign would be the volume of players the program is signing to play collegiate football. Already from the 2015 senior class, the Vikings have signed Darian Pride and Braden Simmons to continue their careers...