West Stokes began the second half of the Northwest 1A/2A Conference baseball schedule hitting three home runs and earning a 10-2 victory over South Stokes.
While many of our NCAA brackets have been busted since the first weekend of the tournament, a number of businesses sponsoring our Bracket Mania contest have reason to pay close attention to the Final Four this weekend.
Jesse Pardue and Tori Andreski scored goals in the second half, and Wilkes Central’s girls soccer team pulled away from Forbush 4-2 on Friday night. The Falcons had tied the game 2-2 in the final minutes of the opening half on a goal by Madi Morsch.
A few weeks ago after a win, Starmount softball coach Heather Courts quipped that her program doesn’t rebuild it just reloads. It’s hard to argue with that assessment so far in 2012. Despite graduating nearly everyone from last year’s starting lineup, the retooled Rams remain among the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference leaders.
In a game pitting two of the top offensive teams in the area, a spectacular defensive play proved the difference. Will Cornette’s amazing catch of a long fly ball in left field – robbing extra bases while crashing into the fence – sparked Wilkes Central to a 3-1 win against Forbush on Friday night.
Haley Williams christened Wilkes Central’s new softball park with a home run, and the Eagles dashed past Forbush 8-2 on Friday afternoon.
Here is a round-up of scores from Friday, March 30 sports action around the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences.
A pair of Mount Airy volleyball standouts will continue their careers at the collegiate level this fall, signing recently to join Surry Community College’s program. Alexis Allen and Jenna Clement inked with the Surry Knights for the 2012-13 school year. Allen is a hitter, while Clement is a setter. Both have been four-year contributors to Mount Airy High’s program.
If the first Mountain Valley 1A/2A golf match of the season is any indication, the battle to be conference champion looks up for grabs among several teams. Only five strokes separated the top six teams during the league’s first nine-hole match Thursday afternoon at Silo Run. The second nine-hole round later in the day had much more disparity – with 22 strokes separating first from sixth – but different teams topped the leaderboard.
East Surry baseball coach Barry Hall had planned to let sophomore Cody Ashburn throw five innings in Thursday’s non-conference game against Elkin, then turn the rest over to the bullpen.
Elkin’s boys tennis team survived its stiffest challenge of the season Thursday afternoon, defeating Wilkes Central 6-3 at home. Three of six singles matches went to third-set tiebreakers, with the Elks taking two of those duels – including a 14-12 tiebreaker won by Andrew Peterson at No. 6 singles.
Maddi Morsch scored in the 93rd minute, and Forbush High’s girls soccer team slipped past Elkin 2-1 in overtime on Wednesday night.
West Stokes cranked out 14 hits and powered past West Forsyth 7-3 in non-conference softball action Wednesday. The Wildcats batted around in the bottom of the first inning and scored five runs to set the tone. One night after throwing a no-hitter against Mount Airy, West Stokes pitcher Lauryn Smith struck out 10 to get the victory.
South Stokes got off to a quick start, then hung on at the end to beat Starmount in a special midweek non-conference game at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash.
Here is a round-up of scores from Wednesday, March 28 sports action around the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences. Below is the schedule for Thursday, March 29.