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West Wilkes girls capture two track state titles

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.

Redemption: Elkin’s Millsaps claims 800m title

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 wins three 1A state track titles

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.

Starmount high jumper wins 2A state title

Starmount sophomore Hunter Welborn won a Class 2A state championship today in the high jump. Welborn cleared the bar at 5 feet, 6 inches in the 2A state meet, held at N.C. A&T University in Greensboro.

Northwest 1A/2A announces spring all-conference

The Northwest 1A/2A Conference released its all-conference teams for spring sports on Tuesday. Here is the complete list for baseball, softball, boys tennis, golf, girls soccer and track & field

Mountain Valley MVPs earn region gold

A group of conference champions from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A earned bigger prizes Saturday at the 2A Midwest Regional meet at Cuthbertson High School. Laney Browder of Wilkes Central – the MVAC’s female track MVP — earned region gold in both the 800 and 1,600 meters. Casey Evans of Forbush – the league’s male track MVP – placed first in the 100 meters and came within a whisker of winning the 400 meters.

Elkin runners shine in 1A region meet

Senior Zach Millsaps won three gold medals, and Elkin’s boys track team finished third overall in the 1A Midwest Region track and field championships, held Saturday at North Stokes High School. Millsaps crossed first in his signature event, the 800 meters, and won a rainy 3,200 meters.

Browder, Evans race to top MVAC track honors

A sprinter from Forbush and a distance specialist from Wilkes Central won the top individual awards at Tuesday’s Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference track and field championships.

Elkin track all business en route to MVAC title

Elkin distance runners Zach Millsaps and Cuauhtli Lozada took assistant coach Dan Merritt by surprise when they boarded the bus to head over to Starmount for Tuesday’s conference track and field championship. Both runners donned long sleeve white dress shirts and blue ties over their track uniforms.

Photo gallery: MVAC track championships

April 25, 2012 by  
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The Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference held its track and field championships Tuesday at Starmount High School. Here are some of photographer Eric Lusk’s top images from the meet. To view images in a larger size or to purchase images, click on one of the thumbnails.

Top scholar-athletes honored by NCHSAA

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 [...]

Mount Airy athletes set Northwest track records

April 25, 2012 by  
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The Mount Airy boys and the North Stokes girls lead the way after the opening day of the Northwest 1A/2A Conference track and field championships, held Tuesday at North Stokes High.

Wednesday sports scoreboard: March 28

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.

Tuesday sports scoreboard: March 27

It was a busy Tuesday in sports for schools from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences. Thankfully, rainy weather wasn’t a part of the story line as it has been the past few weeks. Below are scores from various events.

This week in high school sports: March 26-30

Here is a calendar of high school sporting events involving teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences. Please send corrections, changes or additions to Eric Lusk at or post on our Facebook page

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