The 2012 Forbush Coed Basketball Camp will be held June 18-20 at the high school. Sessions for rising third- through fifth-graders will run from 8-11 a.m. Sessions for rising sixth- through ninth-graders will be from noon until 3 p.m.
The West Wilkes Lady Blackhawk Basketball Camp will be held June 4-7. The camp is open to players in grades 1-8. Sessions will run from 1-4 p.m. each day. The cost is $30.
The Westfield Booster Club is holding sign-ups for its summer basketball league until June 2. The league is for players in middle school and high school. The cost is $60 for one player or $45 for more than one player per family.
The Mount Airy girls basketball team will be holding its annual camp from June 18-21. This camp is being held to provide instruction for the fundamentals of basketball.
North Surry will hold its annual basketball camp June 11-14 for boys who are rising third- to ninth-graders. The camp consists of fundamental stations, skills contests and league games. The early registration fee is $75 until June 1. For more information, contact Coach Travis Gammons at 789-5055 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fourth-annual Risings Stars Starmount Basketball Camp will be held July 18-21. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. until noon each day at Starmount Middle School. Participants will receive daily instruction from coaches and players on fundamentals of the game.
Bishop McGuinness and other parochial schools like Cardinal Gibbons and Charlotte Catholic will remain in the N.C. High School Athletic Association. The NCHSAA announced Thursday that a vote to change the association’s bylaws and kick the private parochial schools out has failed. A total of 293 votes (75 percent of the membership) was needed to ban the private schools from the association.
West Stokes principal Tony George will be among those honored at the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s 2012 annual meeting in Chapel Hill on Thursday. George will receive the Bob Deaton Principal of the Year award. The honor is named after a long-time principal, who worked primarily at Winston-Salem’s R.J. Reynolds High School and was president of the NCHSAA in 1977-78.
The Northwest 1A/2A and Mountain Valley 1A/2A conferences aren’t just blessed with great athletes. The leagues have smart athletes as well. Area conferences were well represented in the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s latest list of AAA Scholar-Athletes. North Wilkes won the scholar-athlete award for football, boasting a 3.400 team GPA. Ashe County earned the [...]
Wilkes Central’s girls basketball team played for the 2A state championship on the final day of the winter sports season. Photographer Chris Noble from Complete Photography Solutions followed the team from pregame activities at NC State’s Reynolds Coliseum through the awards ceremony. Click the link for more details on Complete Photography Solutions and access to the hundreds of photos taken by Noble at the game.
The recently completed high school girls basketball season proved one of the most successful on record for the Yadkin Valley area. Bishop McGuinness won a state championship, its seventh in a row at the 1A level. Wilkes Central played for the 2A state title, falling to unbeaten Jordan-Matthews. North Surry and Mount Airy both won more than 20 games, with the Greyhounds advancing to the 2A West Regional semifinals and the Granite Bears nearly felling mighty Bishop McGuinness in an overtime contest.
A trio of basketball guards from the Yadkin Valley has been invited to play in this summer’s N.C. East-West All-Star game in Greensboro. Wilkes Central’s Paige Love, Mount Airy’s Jordan Hiatt and North Surry’s Morgan Midkiff all led their teams to strong conference finishes and solid playoff runs this past winter.
East Surry and Mount Airy made their case Thursday that the N.C. High School Athletic Association got it wrong when putting the two schools in a conference with four Forsyth County partners and North Stokes for the 2013-17 alignment period.
The North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association released its All-District 11 honors list Monday. The all-district teams are filled with numerous representatives from the Northwest 1A/2A and Mountain Valley 1A/2A conferences. Wilkes Central’s Scott Waugh headlines the list as district coach of the year. Waugh led the Eagles to a 30-2 season, the MVAC conference championship, the 2A West Regional crown and a state runner-up finish.
Yadkin Valley Sports photographer Eric Lusk captured these images from Saturday’s 2A state championship girls basketball game between Wilkes Central and Jordan-Matthews. The Eagles came up short, 56-39, against the Jets. But Central still can celebrate a 30-2 season overall — the best record in school history.