For the second week in a row, there is no change in the top four places of our Foothills Football Elite Eight power rankings. Starmount, West Stokes, Wilkes Central and Mount Airy all won Friday night and retain placed 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively.
If you want to catch Starmount’s volleyball team in action over the next month, you’re going to have to travel away from Boonville. The defending 2A state champion Rams will play just one home match between now and Sept. 27 — a date against North Wilkes on Sept. 13. The other nine matches will be away.
The latest statewide Class 1A girls tennis rankings feature three schools from Surry County and one from Wilkes County listed in the top 10.
Franklin, Dobson, Pilot Mountain and Mount Airy all earned wins on the first Saturday of Surry/Stokes Little League football. Games this week will be played at East Surry High.
The Carolina Power girls fastpitch softball organization will have tryouts this Saturday, Sept. 3 at Lowes Park at Rivers Edge in Wilkesboro for the 12u and 14u teams. The tryouts begin at 10 a.m. For more information call Steve at (336) 984-6160.
Starmount and Forbush battled to a 2-2 tie in boys soccer action Monday night, staging what felt more like a state playoff contest than a late-August conference opener. Both teams had the lead and lost the lead through a feverish 100 minutes of play. When the final whistle sounded, both teams saw their overall record move to 2-0-3 — the third consecutive stalemate for each squad.
Mount Airy won a battle of tennis unbeaten on Monday afternoon, defeating county rival Elkin 8-1 in the Granite City. The Bears swept through singles play unscathed and took the first and second doubles flights.
Today’s Gardner-Webb University photo gallery features images from Friday night’s North Surry at Elkin football game. They were captured by photographer Eric Lusk.
North Surry, Surry Central and West Stokes won big, while Wilkes Central and Mount Airy earned wins against big-name opponents. Those were some of the main story lines to emerge from week two of the high school football season — and some of the story lines we follow in our second issue of Monday Morning Quarterback. Today’s 28-page issue, focused on the Northwest 1A/2A and Mountain Valley 1A/2A conferences, can be found by clicking on the pages below.
Brock Reynolds and Eorn Jenkins helped lead West Stokes to a 38-0 victory over non-conference opponent Forbush in the Wildcats’ opening home game Friday night.
While East Wilkes senior Landon Walker continues his long road to recovery from a serious ATV crash, a benefit golf tournament is being organized to help raise money to support his medical treatment. The Pray For Landon Walker Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. at Twin Oaks Golf Club. The cost is $45 per player.
North Surry coach Brian Hampton remembers his days as a high school player and taking some lumps on road trips to Elkin on Friday nights. “The last time I was down here (as a player) we were playing on the outfield of the baseball field and we lost 56-0. I remember that vividly,” Hampton said. On Friday night, the third-year North Surry head man got to experience things from the other perspective.
Mount Airy used a strong performance by senior Kashous Martin and a stout defensive effort to beat 2A power Thomasville 23-7 on Friday. Martin led the Granite Bear (1-1) running attack with 135 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown.
BOONVILLE – Sparked by the ball-carrying exploits of senior back Fondae McDaniel, Starmount overcame a tight first half with visiting East Surry on Friday to pull away for a 30-17 non-conference football decision. Tied at the half 14-14, Rams boss Scott Johnson decided he would capitalize upon a decisive size advantage up front and take his offense directly at the East Surry defense.
If there is a bright spot to playing a great team and losing 48-7 in your season opener, Surry Central football coach Monty Southern found it. “At least it shows you right away what you need to work on,” Southern said earlier this week.