The high school basketball season tipped off right before Thanksgiving and tonight marks the first round of monumental games. Click inside for our early season views of who the best teams from the Mountain Valley and Northwest 1A/2A conferences are.
Elkin High’s top two cross country runners added yet more exclamation points to what has been an outstanding fall season.
Conference champion Starmount bagged the Mountain Valley 1A/2A’s top three post-season football awards, announced Monday morning.
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Trae Alexander, Brandon Parsons and Austin McConnell power a potent rushing attack, and Wilkes Central tops Pisgah 24-16 in the second round of the 2AA football playoffs Friday night.
Whether it was the long bus ride from the banks of the Yadkin River to Graham County or just a case of being outmatched, Elkin’s football team couldn’t get much of a game plan mounted against the Black Knights of Robbinsville and fell 42-7 on Friday night.
Albemarle uses a big-play offense and ferocious defense to oust Mount Airy from the state playoffs Friday night, 38-14.
Wilkes Central is the last football team standing from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences.
While four other area teams lost Friday night, the Eagles prevailed 24-16 at Pisgah. Wilkes Central moves on to round three of the 2AA playoffs, traveling to Shelby next Friday night.
Elkin will visit Robbinsville tonight in the second round of the state playoffs, while Mount Airy will host Albemarle. In other action involving area teams, West Wilkes will host entertain Mitchell, Wilkes Central will travel to Pisgah and North Stokes will trek to Lakewood.
Forbush and Starmount dominated play in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A boys soccer conference this fall, finishing first and second respectively in the final standings. It makes sense then that the Falcons (16-0) and Rams (13-2, two losses to Forbush) would dominate the all-conference voting as well.
Elkin coach Shannon Norris and Ashe County singles standout Courtney Bowers earned the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference’s top tennis awards, released this week.
A handful of Foothills teams will try to crash the party at a couple of Forsyth County prep basketball tournaments this December.
Forbush boys soccer coach Seth Davis likened the end of Saturday’s state playoff match against Shelby to an NFL overtime contest. Whoever wins the toss has an extreme advantage.
Seventeen teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences started the football season back in August. Twelve made the playoffs, but only five are still standing after the first round of post-season action. In this week’s edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, we take a look back at the ups and downs of the first week of playoffs.
It’s an adage as old as football: Come playoff time, turnovers and penalties will kill you. For Starmount those things served as the very dagger in the heart of their season on Friday in the opening round of the NCHSAA state 2A playoffs.