The two clubs that have dominated the Blue Ridge Swim League the past two decades finished 1-2 in the season ending championship meet this weekend at the Elkin Municipal Pool. The Elkin Wet Lightning captured first place and the Dobson Dolphins placed second. Elkin won both the boys overall high point trophy and the girls overall high point trophy.
Starmount High varsity and junior varsity soccer try-outs will be held on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 2 from 4-6 p.m. at the school. Prospective players must have a completed physical on file with SHS or Coach Dale Draughn before they will be allowed to participate.
Tryouts for Starmount High’s volleyball team will start Monday, Aug. 1 from 5-8 p.m. The Rams are the defending 2A state champions.For more information, contact coach Jon Symons.
The Surry Storm Girls Basketball Club will be holding tryouts on Sunday Aug. 14 at Mount Airy Middle School. Tryouts will be for girls in the 2nd – 12th grade based on the 2011 – 2012 school year. Fall playing fee will be $20.
Five area football players have been named to the N.C. Prep Football News preseason all-state team. West Wilkes defensive back Chase Vogt, East Wilkes offensive lineman Cody Riddle, Mount Airy defensive back Jokton Moore and Mount Airy athlete Austin Taylor all have been voted to the Class 1A all-state team. West Stokes quarterback Austin Fleming made the Class 2A all-state list.
The East Wilkes High School girls tennis team will be holding its first practice on Monday, Aug. 1 from 8-10 a.m. To be able to participate, each athlete must bring a copy of their current physical to the first practice. All physicals must be documented on the NCHSAA approved physical form. These forms can be obtained at the front office of East Wilkes High School.
The Armfield Civic Center Dolphins finished the 2011 summer season with a fourth-place finish at the Tri-County Swimming finals in Kernersville on Saturday. The Dolphins — coached by Grant Simmons, Leah Tunstall and Ashley Horn — finished the eight-team meet with 468 total points.
The Wilkes County girls coach-pitch softball all-stars finished as the runners-up in the Tar Heel Leagues Inc. state tournament in Morganton on July 14-17.
A group of Yadkin County baseball all-stars is still alive in their quest for a Western North Carolina Cal Ripken state championship. Yadkin County is hosting the annual 11-and-under Cal Ripken state tournament at Yadkinville Elementary. The home team went 4-0 during pool play over the weekend and won its first bracket play match-up Sunday afternoon.
Scott Wood didn’t have too many problems talking about his first Elkin High football team last summer. The coach, who was picked to take over the program after Richard Grissom’s retirement, had more than 20 players back, including roughly 18 seniors. The Buckin’ Elks went on to post a 7-win season and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.
Cooler temperatures and a unique night-time course illuminated by street lights in downtown Morganton brought out the best in members of Elkin’s Wings of the Wind Roadrunners track club on Saturday. Six racers from the local club competed in the 17th annual Street Light 5K. Four placed in the overall top 10.
The annual Hurt, Pain & Agony metric century bike ride will take place Saturday, July 23. The annual ride is a benefit for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The ride, put on the Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club, will take off from Trap Hill Elementary School at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $30.
The Wilkes American League 7 & 8 year old boys coach pitch all-star team won the Little Tar Heel League District Two championship on Sunday, July 10. The team is coached by Chad Hayes. The Wilkes group will next compete in a 12-team double elimination state tournament in Smithfield starting July 21. The team would like to say thank you to all its parents and supporters.
Two sessions of summer tennis lessons for youth have been scheduled by Elkin Recreation and Parks. Session 1 will be held July 26-29 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Elkin courts. Session 2 will be held Aug. 2-5 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Elkin courts.
Long-time East Surry football coach David Diamont couldn’t say no. And as a result, the Cardinals have one of the toughest non-conference schedules in all of 1A football this season.