North Surryâ€™s undefeated and top-ranked girls basketball team jumped back into conference play before the turn of the new year, beating South Stokes 57-39 on Friday. The Greyhounds dominated the boards and shot 56.1 percent from the field to improve to 12-0 overall and 5-0 in the Northwest 1A/2A. North Surry is ranked No. 1 in Class 2A girls basketball by MaxPreps.com.
Austin Flemingâ€™s reputation as a tough guy at West Stokes High School was cemented the night that he kept standing up after getting repeatedly planted by Shelby defensive linemen in the 2AA football playoffs. His reputation and legacy continues to grow after a gutty effort in the championship game of the Frank Spencer Holiday Classic this week.
Mount Airy’s Tanner Joyce and Taylor Bobbitt combined for 51 points, and the Granite Bears survived a 73-72 overtime thriller against Wilkes Central during Wednesday’s action at the Communication For Education Shootout in Millers Creek. Below are second-half and OT highlights from the nailbiting game, including the final plays of regulation and extra time.
News, notes, thoughts and observations following day two of the Communication For Education Holiday Shootout at West Wilkes High School. The hoops showcase featured eight area schools â€“ Mount Airy, Surry Central, East Surry, Wilkes Central, East Wilkes, West Wilkes, North Wilkes and North Stokes.
Forbush High’s girls basketball team lost a heartbreaker in the third-place game at the Statesville Record & Landmark Classic on Thursday. The Falcons fell 54-51 to South Iredell in overtime.
One of the most anticipated match-ups of the Communication For Education Shootout this week featured Wilkes Central’s girls playing against traditional power Mount Airy. While the Granite Bears led early, the Eagles surged to a 61-43 triumph. Here are video highlights from the game, courtesy of Yadkin Valley Sports:
Day one of the Communication For Education Holiday Shootout at West Wilkes featured plenty of blowouts. Day two was more about barn-burners. The final slate of games at the Northwest-Mountain Valley hoops showcase featured several down-to-the-wire finishes, including an overtime win for Mount Airy’s boys over Wilkes Central. Here is the scoreboard from Wednesday’s action. Look for more coverage, plus photo galleries and video reports, this week at www.YadkinValleySports.com.
When the bright lights have been on West Stokes High School recently, albeit football or basketball, the question hasnâ€™t been so much if it will win, but in what crazy, exciting, heart-stopping way will the Wildcats do it this time.
North Surry overcame early turnover issues and a scrappy Elkin squad before prevailing 59-48 on the second day of the Alleghany Christmas tournament.
Two years ago, Wilkes Centralâ€™s girls basketball team played Mount Airy in a holiday tournament and lost 77-70 in a memorable, fast-paced barnburner. Mount Airy went on to win 27 times that season, earning a conference title and advancing to the 1A West Regional semifinals. While the Granite Bears were on top of their game, youthful Wilkes Central was just starting to learn how good it could be.
Yadkin Valley Sports photographer Eric Lusk captured hundreds of images from Tuesday’s action at the CFE Shootout at West Wilkes High School. Schools featured in the holiday roundrobin included Wilkes Central, Mount Airy, East Surry, Surry Central, East Wilkes, West Wilkes, North Wilkes and North Stokes.
It was wall-to-wall basketball at West Wilkes High on Tuesday, with eight games taking place on day one of the Communication for Education Shootout. The annual event pitted schools from the Northwest 1A/2A (Mount Airy, East Surry, Surry Central and North Stokes) against the four Wilkes schools from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A (East, West, North and Central).
North Surry came out of the Christmas break in an unselfish mood and used great team basketball to down Galax (Va.) 58-47 on the opening day of the Alleghany Christmas tournament. The Lady Greyhounds grabbed an early lead and held off their Virginia opponent down the stretch. Kristina Rumplasch scored 20 points for North Surry, while Malaya Johnson added 14 points and eight rebounds.
There were times that West Stokesâ€™ reserve forward Zach Hartle looked absolutely lost on the floor â€” and promptly heard about it from his coach. But the freshman found himself at the absolute right place at the absolute right time and made a key block in the final minute to help the Wildcats upset third-seeded Reagan 52-47 in the semifinals of the Champions Bracket at the Frank Spencer Holiday Classic at the Joel Coliseum.
Forbush rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to nip West Iredell 50-46 in the opening round of the Statesville Record & Landmark Holiday Classic on Tuesday. Lindsey Williams, Savannah Hill and Maddi Morsch combined for 20 points in the final period, helping the Falcons outscore West 20-8. Williams hit a pair of three-pointers and finished with a team-high 17 points. Her two free throws with three seconds left sealed the victory.