The Northwest 1A/2A and Mountain Valley 1A/2A conferences arenâ€™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 Associationâ€™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 [...]
The Northwest 1A/2A Conference has announced its all-conference teams for winter sports. Here are the teams, players and coaches recognized:
Over the past four years Elkin High School has held the honor of watching its senior swimmers grow in their skills and move to the top of leaderboards. Among those seniors are three standout competitors who have earned their way to this Fridayâ€™s State Championship Swim Meet.
Elkinâ€™s Sarah Singleton, North Wilkesâ€™ Olivia Shumate and Forbushâ€™s Noah Medwin earned top five individual finishes at Saturdayâ€™s 1A/2A West Region championship meet, held in Huntersville. The trio will headline a solid contingent from the Yadkin Valley who is headed to this Fridayâ€™s 1A/2A state meet in Cary. Singleton and Shumate have been at the state meet before. Medwin, a freshman, will be making his first trip.
Here are the all-conference boys and girls swimming teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference. The league had its championship meet last month, and many of the top swimmers will compete in this weekend’s 1A/2A regional meet.
Boys and girls swim teams from Mount Airy finished in second place in Saturday’s Northwest 1A/2A Conference championship meet at the Armfield Civic Center in Pilot Mountain. Bishop McGuinness won both titles. The Granite Bears pushed the talented Villains in the girls meet. Bishop prevailed with 160 points, while Mount Airy scored 134.5 points and Surry Central placed third with 96 points.
Despite the disadvantage of not having an indoor pool in the neighborhood, Elkin continues to flex its muscles as a 1A high school swim power. Elkinâ€™s girls team repeated as conference champions on Saturday in Pilot Mountain, while the boys finished as runners-up to Forbush.
Forbush only had three athletes to commit to the swim team during the first week of sign-ups late last fall. So, head coach Mark Beuter and his assistant coaches beat the bushes a little bit, and even they were surprised with how things turned out.
North Wilkes junior Olivia Shumate and Elkin senior Cory Eaton earned top honors at Saturdayâ€™s Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference swim championships held at the Armfield Civic Center. Shumate was voted the conferenceâ€™s girls swimmer of the year, while Eaton earned the boys swimmer of the year honor.
Sierra Collins of Elkin has set two new swimming records at Salem Academy this winter. Collins now holds the Salem Academy record in the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke. Collins has made state cuts in the 200 IM, 100 butterfly, 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free and 100 breaststroke.