The lively crowds that have been following Starmount volleyball during the state playoffs have certainly been getting their moneyâ€™s worth.
The Wilkes Central Junior Pee Wees, East Bend Pee Wees and Starmount Midgets claimed Sertoma Bowl youth football championships during an exciting tripleheader at Starmount High School that closed out the 2010 season.
The tableâ€™s been set and the dinner is in the oven. Now all thatâ€™s left to do is gather the guests next Friday night for a soiree that will determine a league title, bragging rights and a higher seed in the NCHSAA state playoffs.
The Greyhounds rally from a 31-7 deficit in the second half to spoil East Surry’s senior night. A touchdown and two-point conversion in the final minute give North a 39-38 triumph.
As he dismissed his team and prepared to talk with reporters following Fridayâ€™s 28-6 win over Elkin, Wilkes Central football coach Jeremy Funderburk let out a deep sigh of relief — and satisfaction.
Starmount, Wilkes Central, Forbush and North Surry are among the winners in key games Friday night around the Yadkin Valley.
A Mount Airy High girls tennis player will compete for a state championship Saturday morning. Jordan Jackson won a pair of matches in straight sets Friday to qualify for the 1A singles title bout. Sheâ€™ll face 2009 runner-up Lori Wang of Raleigh Charter for the state trophy at 9 a.m. at Apexâ€™s Middle Creek High School.
A former Elkin High School state swimming champion has started her collegiate career at Xavier University.
Starmount sizzles early, falls behind in the middle and then surges to the finish line to beat Newton-Conover 3-1 in Thursday night’s third-round 2A state playoff match. The Rams play again Saturday at home against Polk County.
The top seven teams remain exactly where they were last week. Elkin slips back into the list at No. 8, taking over for Ashe County.
For the second consecutive year, Surry Community College’s volleyball team captured a win in their â€śDig Pinkâ€ť volleyball game, defeating Piedmont College 3-0 on Tuesday evening.
Forbush Highâ€™s soccer team needs just one more win to complete a perfect conference season. The Falcons beat Ashe County 3-0 on Tuesday night to improve to 15-0 in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A standings.
Elkin Highâ€™s girls tennis team advanced to the Elite Eight in the state playoffs, defeating Chatham Central 6-0 on Tuesday afternoon at the Yadkin County Park.
A revved up Starmount volleyball team dispatched of Pisgah 3-0 in Tuesday’s second round state playoff match-up.
Elkin will have three players and Mount Airy four in the 1A individual girls tennis championships this weekend in Apex.