The Carolina Xtreme 12U Girls Fastpitch Softball team is looking to add two or three players to the current roster. Practices are held in Boonville and Elkin. Contact Coach Jeff Matthews for more information at 336-469-0312. Only 1999 birthday players who are dedicated with a good work and play ethic should respond.
We’re at week seven of the high school football season, and here are the games we’ll be following on our Wilkes Regional Medical Center High School Football Scoreboard tonight – four in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and four in the Northwest 1A/2A.
For the first few weeks of the season, Starmount and Forbush were virtual twins in the prep soccer world. When Starmount won, Forbush won. When Starmount tied, Forbush tied. When the two schools played each other for the first time Aug. 29, you guessed it, the game ended in a 2-2 stalemate. Both teams scored one goal in regulation and both scored one goal in overtime. Ironically, the goal-scorer for each team in the OT was carded for excessive celebration.
East Wilkes earned shutout wins against a pair of conference rivals this week. The Cardinals beat Starmount 9-0 on Wednesday, then topped West Wilkes 9-0 on Thursday. East Wilkes lost just one game in nine matches against West Wilkes. All six singles players won in straight sets against 2A Starmount, with Jessica Rumple and Kelly Johnson picking up 6-0, 6-0 triumphs.
The sight of high school athletes competing in pink uniforms in front of fans donning numerous shades of the same color has become commonplace in recent years. But Cure For Cancer events never get old. For many involved, there is a personal connection.
The Alleghany West volleyball team won a key match against Forbush Middle last Monday. The win moved Alleghany to 6-0, while Forbush dropped to 5-1. Alleghany won 25-17, 25-15. Kayla Lafferty led the way serving for Alleghany with 10 attempts with one error and five aces. Also picking up aces were Jade Shepherd and Mookie Miller. Bailey Blevins and Bailey Church defensively led the team with 14 digs apiece.
The Wilkes Diamonds 3rd-4th grade girls basketball team finished second in the Cook’s Your Sports Store Fall Showcase in Wilkes County on Sept. 17-18.
Division races are starting to get exciting in the Sertoma youth football league. There are three Saturdays left in the regular season, and plenty remains up for grabs in all divisions. In the Midgets League (grades 7-8), Ashe County remains unbeaten on the 2A side, while four teams – West Wilkes, Alleghany, East Wilkes and North Wilkes – have identical 2-1 divisional records.
Forbush has had one of the most decorated cheerleading squads in the state the past few years. The Falcons have won state titles as well as national honors. Forbush cheerleaders, in addition to keeping crowds excited on football game nights, are preparing for the upcoming NCHSAA fall state championships on Nov. 12 in Raleigh. Coaches are Christina Foster, Lark Williams and Lauren Sikes.
Starmount’s annual Cure For Cancer volleyball match is today (Wednesday) against Carson. The junior varsity teams start play at 4:30 p.m., with the varsity to follow. Fans are encouraged to wear pink. All proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society.
It didn’t take long for Elkin’s girls tennis team to get back into the win column after suffering a rare loss Monday afternoon. One day to be exact. The Lady Elks, ranked third in the state for Class 1A, cruised past Ashe County 9-0 in a Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference match Tuesday afternoon. The win lifts Elkin to 13-2 overall and 13-0 in MVAC play. The two losses came to Mount Airy, which is ranked No. 2 in the state.
Yadkin Valley Sports photographer Eric Lusk captured these images from Friday night’s Mount Airy at Surry Central football game. Mount Airy won 38-33. Our photo galleries are sponsored by Gardner-Webb University. Click on their advertisement below to find out more information about their degree completion programs on campuses around the Yadkin Valley.
It’s a good thing that no one is relying on our Foothills Football power rankings to provide two teams for a championship game, like you see with the BCS at the college level. At this rate, we’re having a tough time sorting out the best eight teams, let alone deciding the top one or two spots.
The goals came in flurries during Monday’s Wilkes Central-Starmount boys soccer clash.
But neither team could find the back of the net during two, 10-minute overtime periods, and the clash of Mountain Valley heavyweights ended in a 4-4 deadlock.
Two of the state’s top-ranked Class 1A girls tennis teams tangled Monday afternoon in Elkin. Mount Airy, currently ranked No. 2 in the latest statewide coaches poll, outdueled Elkin 8-1. The Buckin’ Elks hold a No. 3 state ranking.