Registration for the first season of Elkin Mighty Mites football and cheerleading will be held Monday, May 21 from 6-8 p.m. in the gym at the Elkin Recreation Center. The football and cheerleading program is for rising first- and second-graders.
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.
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.
It’s official, area schools that currently comprise the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences will be split into three leagues starting in the fall of 2013. The N.C. High School Athletic Association officially adopted its realignment plan for the next four-year period at its spring board of directors meeting earlier this week.
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 [...]
Ashe County will name North Surry’s Brian Hampton as its new head football coach on Tuesday afternoon, several sources are reporting. Hampton’s hiring is pending school board approval this evening. Hampton has been the head coach at North Surry the past three seasons, leading the Greyhounds to seven wins in 2011 and eight in 2010. He lives in Ashe County and has been making the long trip up and down the mountain since taking the North Surry post.
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.
Campbell University restarted its football program a few years ago, and already the Fighting Camels have mined Surry, Yadkin and Stokes counties for recruits. North Surry senior Daniel Draughn became the latest from the area to sign with the private school from Buies Creek, which competes in a non-scholarship NCAA Division I Conference.
East Surry and Mount Airy high schools aren’t happy with where the N.C. High School Athletic Association has placed them for the 2013-17 conference alignment period, and the two schools have filed appeals and requested changes. Under the latest conference alignment draft released by the NCHSAA a few weeks ago, the Cardinals and Granite Bears are slated to move to an all-1A conference that includes North Stokes, Atkins, Winston-Salem Prep, Bishop McGuinness and Walkertown.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association’s release of its latest conference realignment proposal Thursday certainly has the Yadkin Valley area buzzing. There are lots of opinions on the way the area’s conferences were drawn up in this latest draft, and most of the negative ones are coming out of Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain.
Changes are coming to area high school sports conferences under the latest realignment draft released by the N.C. High School Athletic Association on Thursday.
Sometime in the next couple of days, the N.C. High School Athletic Association will release an updated plan to realign its athletic conferences for 2013-17. The looming announcement has athletic directors and coaches around the Yadkin Valley on the edge of their seats.
East Coast Wings in King will host a meet-and-greet and autograph/memorabilia signing party on Sunday afternoon with members of West Stokes High School’s state championship football team. Wildcat players and coaches will be available from 2-5 p.m. West Stokes enjoyed its best football season in school history last fall, finishing 16-0 and beating Kinston in the 2AA state title game.
A special edition of Foothills Football magazine, devoted exclusively to the 2011 state champion West Stokes Wildcats, is now for sale. The full-color, glossy publication is 68 pages, filled with stories, photos, notes, quotes, stats and numbers from the Wildcats’ 16-0 season. West Stokes beat Kinston 21-14 on Dec. 3 in the 2AA state championship game – the first state title in school history and the first football state crown in Stokes County history.