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 Tuesdayâ€™s conference track and field championship. Both runners donned long sleeve white dress shirts and blue ties over their track uniforms.
Wilkes Centralâ€™s girls soccer team didnâ€™t win the game but likely sealed the conference championship anyways. The Eagles and Ashe County battled to a 1-1 tie in West Jefferson on Wednesday evening. Kebrina Keys scored for Ashe around the 24th minute. Wilkes Centralâ€™s goal came from Tori Andreski.
The Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference held its track and field championships Tuesday at Starmount High School. Here are some of photographer Eric Luskâ€™s top images from the meet. To view images in a larger size or to purchase images, click on one of the thumbnails.
Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference boys tennis players competed for singles and doubles championships Tuesday in Elkin. Below is a photo gallery from photographer Eric Lusk of some of his top images from the tournament. To view images in a larger size or to purchase images, click on one of the thumbnails.
Elkin and Wilkes Central tennis players dominated the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference tournament, held Tuesday at the Elkin municipal courts. The 1A singles final was an all-Buckinâ€™ Elks affair, with Tyler Macy defeating teammate Ryan Schell 6-1, 6-0. Elkinâ€™s Jeremiah Morrison and David Bullin captured the 1A doubles crown, beating Christopher Shew and Luke Sealey in a competitive match, 7-5, 6-4.
Elkinâ€™s Houston Parks didnâ€™t even get an out the first time he pitched against Forbush on March 28. He faced five batters, walking four and allowing a hit, before getting pulled. The Buckinâ€™ Elks went on to lose the game 17-0 on their home field â€“ their most lopsided defeat of the season.
Kayla Smith and Kelly Moran came up with timely hits, and Forbush High’s softball team returned to the win column Tuesday with an 8-0 triumph against Elkin. The Falcons suffered a 7-6 loss the night before to Glenn in non-conference action.
Forbush christened its new soccer complex with a 4-1 win against visiting Elkin on Monday evening. The Falcons notched four unanswered goals after Elkin senior Mary Tayloe scored early in the first half. The first of the four goals may have been the most crucial. Elkin seemed poised to carry a 1-0 lead into intermission before Natalie York found the back of the net for Forbush with about five minutes left.
Here is a round-up of scores from Friday, April 20 sports action around the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences. Don’t see your game reported here? Please send us your score/game highlights to Eric Lusk (firstname.lastname@example.org), post on our Facebook page (HERE) or send us a tweet (HERE). Baseball Elkin 3, Ashe County 1 [...]
The Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference golf schedule weaved its way through Wilkes County on Thursday, with teams playing a couple of nine-hole matches at Oakwoods Golf Club in North Wilkesboro.
Thanks to stormy weather earlier in the week, Thursday night proved busier than normal for area high school baseball teams. A series of make-up games around the area produced several notable headlines:
Rain and storms canceled or postponed another round of sports action around the Yadkin Valley. A few games beat the weather. Some games started and didnâ€™t finish. Others never got under way. One in particular featuring baseball teams from West Stokes and North Surry were halted at a pivotal point â€“ tied 8-8 in the top of the ninth inning.
McKinley Johnson of East Wilkes earned medalist honors, and Elkin captured team honors in the latest Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference golf match, played Monday at Mountain Aire in Jefferson County. Johnson carded a 36 to win the day, edging Ashe Countyâ€™s David Monroe by one stroke. Elkinâ€™s Josiah Blevins and Wilkes Centralâ€™s Zack Joines both finished with a 38.
Our latest Gardner-Webb University sponsored photo gallery features action from Friday’s Starmount at Elkin spring sports events. The Rams and Elks battled in softball, girls soccer and baseball (JV and varsity). All photos are by Eric Lusk.
Starmount coach Mike McCann smiled as he showed off the grass and dirt stains on his baseball pants. The streaks of the sport’s finest colors came courtesy of a post-game slide into a team huddle after the Ramsâ€™ 10-0 win at Elkin on Friday night.