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 [...]
A second member of Starmountâ€™s 2010 state championship volleyball team has earned a chance to play at the collegiate level.
Senior Brinsley Stewart, one of the Ramsâ€™ arsenal of hitters and blockers the past couple of seasons, recently signed to play for Catawba College.
Amber Wooten thought for awhile that her competitive volleyball career was going to end after her final game with the Starmount Rams last fall. She even told media members on the day the school celebrated her 1,000 career kills last October that, while being recruited by college programs, she had opted not to play at the next level.
A pair of Mount Airy volleyball standouts will continue their careers at the collegiate level this fall, signing recently to join Surry Community Collegeâ€™s program. Alexis Allen and Jenna Clement inked with the Surry Knights for the 2012-13 school year. Allen is a hitter, while Clement is a setter. Both have been four-year contributors to Mount Airy Highâ€™s program.
December 15, 2011 by Eric Lusk
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The Northwest 1A/2A Conference released its all-conference teams for fall sports today. Here are the top athletes in football, girls golf, cross country, girls tennis, boys soccer and volleyball.
The football and boys soccer playoffs are just getting going, but itâ€™s championship weekend for high school sports like cross country, girls tennis and volleyball. Also Sertoma youth football champions will be crowned in the Junior Pee Wees and Pee Wees division. Here are things to watch for this weekend, one of the busiest of the fall season:
Yadkin Valley Sports photographer Eric Lusk captured these images from Tuesday’s North Surry at Newton-Conover volleyball match. The Greyhounds lost 3-1 in the 2A West Region title game. All of our photo galleries are sponsored by Gardner-Webb University. Please click the ad below to learn more about their degree completion programs available at campuses in our area.
For the past three seasons, Newton-Conover has been bounced from the volleyball playoffs by the eventual 2A state champion. Starmount knocked them out last year in the quarterfinals on its way to the 2A crown. North Surry did likewise in the 2009 quarterfinals, while West Henderson had the honors in 2008.
Starmount and Forbush combined to put 10 players on the first-team all-conference volleyball team for the Mountain Valley 1A/2A. Starmount middle hitter Ashton Gregory was named the league’s player of the year, while the Rams’ Jon Symons was voted coach of the year.
Shane Slate raised several eyebrows over the summer when he said repeatedly that his latest North Surry volleyball team had the potential to be as successful as his last two squads. Those were lofty words considering the 2009 team went 33-0 and won a state championship and the 2010 team advanced to the state semifinals.
East Surry lost to a conference rival in the third round of the 1A state volleyball playoffs Thursday. The Cardinals fell 3-1 at North Stokes. The two Northwest 1A/2A comrades split during the regular season, and East Surry beat the Vikes in the conference tournament.
North Surry beat Wheatmore 25-22, 25-21 and 25-22 in Thursday night’s Class 2A state volleyball playoffs. The Greyhounds, the top-ranked team in the state, will play again Saturday in fourth-round action. Look for more on North Surry’s win, plus other playoff volleyball reports, later this evening and Friday at YadkinValleySports.com.
North Surryâ€™s Morgan Bunker said it might have just been nerves that caused her to uncork a string of unreturnable serves early in the first game of Tuesdayâ€™s playoff match against Starmount. Whatever it was, her topspin winners helped the Greyhounds put the defending 2A state champions in a quick hole. And the Rams never really clawed their way out, falling in three straight to the 2009 state champs.
The North Surry volleyball team advanced to the third round of the 2A state playoffs with an emphatic sweep of reigning state champion Starmount 25-22, 25-17, 25-18 Tuesday at home. The Greyhounds will challenge PAC-6 champion Wheatmore (25-2) Thursday in Trinity.