The Wilkes Diamonds 4th grade-under girls basketball team finished fourth in the YBOA state tournament in Mount Airy on May 11-13.
The Wilkes Wildfire Baseball 9u captured the USSSA Beast of the East championship in Greensboro on April 21 and the USSSA Carolina Classic Championship in Kernersville on April 29.
West Stokes softball coach Rick McHone was a bit concerned about his team’s focus heading into Friday night’s playoff home game against Piedmont. Saturday is graduation day for the school, and standout seniors Brianna Bratcher and Emily Worley spent much of Friday afternoon going through rehearsals for the big event on the football field.
The first Heal The Hurt Football Combine will be held Saturday, June 2 at Starmount High School. The rain date is June 9. The cost is $10 per athlete, and all money raised will go to the medical needs of Starmount student-athlete Christian Hurt, who suffered a serious neck injury in a football playoff game last November and is awaiting a special surgery.
There are only a handful of teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences still carrying the banner for the spring sports season. All of them reside in either Wilkes or Stokes counties.
West Stokes erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and rallied for a 9-3 state playoff softball win over Starmount on Wednesday in a battle of top seeds from the area.
On Saturday, West Stokes soccer standout Kelsey Perrell had her jersey number retired by the school. On Wednesday, Perrell retired Piedmont from the 2A state playoffs. The Wildcats’ all-time leading scorer netted three goals for the home team in a 3-0 triumph.
The 3rd Grade Surry Storm Black team won the YBOA state championship, held in Mount Airy this past weekend. The team finished the tournament undefeated.
Bandys just couldn’t get Wilkes Central’s Jordan Carlton out Tuesday night. And even when Carlton left the bat on his shoulder, it proved to hurt the Trojans, who lost 12-2 to Carlton’s Eagles in a second-round state playoff baseball matchup.
The high jump has been good to West Wilkes’ Makayla Roten this year. The junior won an indoor state title in the event back in February, then earned an outdoor 1A Midwest Region championship on May 5 at North Stokes. On Saturday at N.C. A&T University’s Belk Track, Roten added an outdoor state title in the high jump to her collection.
Elkin’s Zach Millsaps completed his final strides in the 800 meters Saturday afternoon at the 1A state track championships, all of his competitors safely in the rearview mirror and his first state title locked up. Then he kept running.
Mount Airy sophomore Kirsten Parries may have picked up some new nicknames at Saturday’s 1A state track and field championships in Greensboro. The Comeback Kid. Or maybe Kickin’ Kirsten.
East Surry used opportunistic base-running and stout defense to overcome a sluggish night at the plate Friday in the opening round of the 1A softball playoffs.
East Surry baseball coach Barry Hall had some fresh arms getting loose in the bullpen in the late innings. In the end, he didn’t need them. Jordan Miller pitched his first complete game of the season, and the Cardinals eliminated Chatham Central from the 1A state playoffs by a 4-1 score Friday night.
Elkin’s girls soccer team may have taken some lumps in the ultra-tough Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference during the regular season, but the strong competition certainly got the Elks ready for the state playoffs.