Charleston Southern softball junior Jana Matthews, a Starmount High graduate, was named Second-Team All-Big South Conference, it was announced Wednesday night during the league’s annual softball awards banquet.
The Region X softball tournament will be hosted by Surry Community College at Fisher River Park in Dobson on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. The tournament will consist of five North Carolina community colleges.
A second member of Starmount’s 2010 state championship volleyball team has earned a chance to play at the collegiate level.
Senior Brinsley Stewart, one of the Rams’ arsenal of hitters and blockers the past couple of seasons, recently signed to play for Catawba College.
Courtney Groce officially won the starting pitcher’s job at Starmount High School after the first practice of her freshman season back in 2009. But Rams coach Heather Courts knew well before then that Groce had the potential to be her team’s ace.
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.
Congratulations to Benjamin Combs, gage vestal10 and Frank Miller. That trio finished 1-2-3 in our second annual Bracket Mania contest, picking up prize money for their efforts. Combs, a student-athlete at Starmount High School, had already wrapped up the top prize of $100 before the Kentucky-Kansas game even tipped off Monday night.
It was roughly 30 hours before the tipoff of the final Virginia Tech-Virginia game of his career, and his teammates were practicing, going over UVa’s tendencies while rehearsing their own plan of attack. Victor Davila stood on the baseline, watching. Each time he moved, he resembled an older man instead of a strapping, young adult who turned 23 a week after the crack of the new year.
Surry Community College’s softball team, which began the season with 13 straight losses, is starting to get on a roll in the opposite direction. The Knights have won seven of their last 10 games, including sweeps of Ferrum College, Stanly Community College and Wake Tech over the past couple of weeks.
Surry Community College’s softball team picked up four big wins over the weekend. The Knights beat Ferrum College 6-3 and 7-1 on the road last Thursday, then topped conference rival Stanly Community College 4-3 and 2-0 on Saturday.
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is down to four teams – Kentucky, Kansas, Louisville and Ohio State. Our second-annual Bracket Mania contest here at YadkinValleySports.com is down to the Super Seven.
In a matter of a few days, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament field of 68 has been reduced to 16 teams. In that same span, our Bracket Mania contest field has been reduced from 411 players down to 217. Well, everyone is still playing our contest, but only 217 can mathematically finish in the top three at this point.
Another day, another leader for our Bracket Mania contest.Emily Chipman takes over our contest lead after Saturday’s action in the NCAA Tournament. Chipman was correct on all eight games played Saturday and had 25 of 32 picks correct during the Thursday-Friday rounds.
Day one of the NCAA Tournament is in the books, so how is your bracket holding up?
For Bracket Mania contest player Max Wagoner, things couldn’t be better. After day one, Wagoner’s bracket is still perfect – 16 games, 16 correct picks. Wagoner nailed VCU’s win over Wichita State, Colorado’s victory over favored UNLV and the 14 higher seeds who advanced. Congrats to Max.
Former Starmount softball standout Jana Matthews moved into the career home-run lead for Charleston Southern on Friday. Matthews launched her second long-ball of the season against Kansas in a 6-3 loss. She now has 21 homers for her career, one more than senior teammate Megan Lombard, who hit a team-high eight last season
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.