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 [...]
West Wilkes leads the 1A wrestling state tournament after Friday’s quarterfinals. The Blackhawks had five winners in the quarterfinal round. East Surry and East Wilkes each had three wrestlers advance. Here are quarterfinal match results:
North Surry holds a three-point leader over Trinity and a seven-point lead over West Lincoln after the first day of the 2A state wrestling championships in Greensboro.
Wrestlers from North Surry, Surry Central and Ashe County flexed their muscles at the 2A Midwest individual championships, held Saturday at Piedmont High in Monroe. North Surry, which only lost twice during the dual-team season, put seven wrestlers into this coming weekendâ€™s 2A state tournament. Three won region championships, which will bring top seeding for the state finale.
West Wilkesâ€™ state championship wrestling team enjoyed a dominating performance at Saturdayâ€™s 1A West individual regional tournament in Forest City. The Blackhawks, who won their third-consecutive 1A dual-team title the weekend prior, had five region champions out of 14 weight classes and one runner-up finisher.
The Northwest 1A/2A Conference has announced its all-conference teams for winter sports. Here are the teams, players and coaches recognized:
It was a busy weekend of sports around the Yadkin Valley. The basketball regular season was coming to close, while wrestling, swimming and indoor track were crowning state champions. Itâ€™s tough to keep up sometimes, so here are links from various stories that ran here at YadkinValleySports.com over the weekend just in case you missed something.
An impressive season-long run by the Ayden-Grifton wrestling team was wrapped up quickly by West Wilkes on Saturday afternoon, but that did little to sour the remarkable progress of the Chargers in precious little time.
West Wilkes High School’s wrestling team won its fourth consecutive 1A West Region dual-team championship Thursday night and now will get the chance to compete for its third straight state title.
Only one area wrestling team survived the opening night of the state dual-team playoffs Tuesday. West Wilkes, the two-time reigning 1A state champions, advanced back to the 1A West Regional final with victories over Cherryville (58-24) and Robbinsville (47-27) in its home gym. The Blackhawks (20-1) will wrestle at Mitchell (31-3) on Thursday, with the winner traveling to either Dixon or Ayden-Grifton on Saturday to compete for the 2012 state crown.
West Wilkes will have home-mat advantage as it begins its defense of its Class 1A dual-team wrestling state championship Tuesday. The Blackhawks will be the host school for one of the four-team pods on the opening night of 1A dual-team action. West Wilkes (18-1) will wrestle Cherryville (10-19) in its first match at 6 p.m. Also, East Surry (15-13) will wrestle Robbinsville (23-5) in an opening round match at West Wilkes.
Retrorankings.com compiles statewide wrestling rankings each week. Here are the latest rankings for Class 1A and Class 2A. Wrestlers will compete in conference tournaments this weekend.
Zack Prevette set his goals high when joining East Wilkes wrestling program as a freshman. He wanted to be one of the elites in the county to win at least 100 matches. â€śThat is pretty big in high school wrestling,â€ť Cardinals coach Dan Prouty said. â€śIt kind of signifies that you are a good wrestler.â€ť
The Alleghany High School community is rallying around a senior wrestler who suffered serious neck injuries in a tournament over the weekend. Luke Hampton, one of the stateâ€™s top wrestlers in his weight class at the 1A level, broke his neck during a match. He was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and likely is headed to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, a facility for medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord and brain injuries.
Here are preseason individual rankings for Class 1A and 2A wrestling, as published by www.RetroRankings.com. Wrestlers from Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A schools are listed in bold. The number after the wrestler’s school indicates the grappler’s finish in past state championship events. HM = honorable mention. SQ = state qualifier.