Three girls soccer players from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference and one from the Northwest 1A/2A made the all-state team, as voted on by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association. Elkin senior forward Madison Spagnoletti was one of 12 players picked for the 1A all-state roster. Forbush senior midfielder Jessica Baity, Wilkes Central sophomore forward Tori Andreski and West Stokes junior forward Kelsey Perrell each made the 2A all-state list, which included 14 players total.
East Surry will begin its final drive from an unprecedented fourth-straight state softball championship this Friday at 6 p.m. at the Walnut Creek complex in Raleigh. The Cardinals (25-4) will play the other 1A West Region representative, Murphy (25-2) on Field 7. Princeton (21-5) and Pamlico (24-4) from the 1A East will face off at the same time on Field 6.
Forbush senior forward Jessica Baity earned a hat trick of another sort as the 2011 season drew to a close. Baity was voted the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference girls soccer player of the year for the third time in a row. The conference’s awards team was released Sunday.
Central Davidson’s season was teetering on the edge a few days ago with the Spartans two runs behind in top of the seventh inning. There was no such drama Saturday night. Carley Tysinger had a no-hitter for 5 2/3 innings before finishing with a one-hitter, and the Spartans rolled to a 6-0 victory over Surry Central in the fourth round of the 2A state playoffs.
Heavy rains that hit the area Friday night washed out the 2A softball playoff match-up between Surry Central and Central Davidson. The game has been rescheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. at Central Davidson. The winner advances to the 2A state championship series next week at Raleigh’s Walnut Creek complex. Central Davidson won state titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and finished as the 2A runner-up a year ago.
South Stanly pitcher Steely Russell had everyone number’s on East Surry’s softball team Thursday night. Except for Beth Isaacs. Isaacs stroked two solo home runs over the left-field fence, and pitched a gem of her own, helping East Surry defeat the visiting Rowdy Rebel Bulls 2-0 in fourth-round state playoff action.
The Goodson Basketball Skills Academy will come to Alleghany High School this summer. The hoops camp will run from June 15-17, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades 3-12. The cost is $60. Lunch will not be provided.
The Forbush High Summer Skills Soccer Camp and 3-vs.-3 Tournament will be held July 25-29. The camp is open to boys players ages 11-17. The cost is $75/player, with a discount given to teams with at least 10 players committed to coming.
Softball teams from East Surry and Surry Central will carry the banner for the Yadkin Valley the rest of the spring sports season. The Cardinals and Golden Eagles are the last teams standing from the Northwest 1A/2A and Mountain Valley 1A/2A. East Surry beat West Wilkes 6-0 in Wednesday night’s third-round state playoff matchup. Surry Central topped Cuthbertson 3-1.
Russ Weiker pitched a two-hit gem, and South Stanly’s baseball team knocked East Surry out of the 1A state playoffs in round four Wednesday night. Getting an extra day of rest after Tuesday’ scheduled meeting was rained out, Weiker improved his season record to 12-0.
When Nelson Garner began building a girls soccer program at the new Cuthbertson High School a couple of years ago, he says he picked the brain of Forbush coach Kenan James quite a bit. “He is the model for what we want to be,” Garner said. “It’s an unbelievable job he’s done out here, establishing a program year after year. We’re just trying to model ours the same way.”
East Wilkes Sertoma football will have registration on Sunday, May 29 from 2-4 p.m. at East Wilkes Middle School. The program is open to players in grades 1-8. The cost is $45. For more information contact Eddie Settle.
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The Cinderella season for the young East Wilkes softball team came to an end on the road Tuesday night in a 5-3 loss to the top-ranked team in 1A, the South Stanly Rowdy Rebel Bulls.
About a month before the season, Forbush girls soccer coach Kenan James approached returning starters Katelynd Caudle, Sheridan Caudle and Jessica Tucker with a proposition: How about moving to defense? The three players, each of whom had been standouts in the midfield and/or on the offensive side in 2010, were less than thrilled with the idea.