The second-annual Champion Skills Camp for basketball players will be held July 16-19 at Pilot Mountain Middle School. The four-day camp will be split into two sessions. The cost of the camp is $60 if paid by June 25 and $65 after June 25.
Here is the Foothills middle school spring sports report for week four of the season:
Franklin, Dobson, Pilot Mountain and Mount Airy all earned wins on the first Saturday of Surry/Stokes Little League football. Games this week will be played at East Surry High.
A group of Yadkin County baseball all-stars is still alive in their quest for a Western North Carolina Cal Ripken state championship. Yadkin County is hosting the annual 11-and-under Cal Ripken state tournament at Yadkinville Elementary. The home team went 4-0 during pool play over the weekend and won its first bracket play match-up Sunday afternoon.
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The high school basketball season tipped off right before Thanksgiving and tonight marks the first round of monumental games. Click inside for our early season views of who the best teams from the Mountain Valley and Northwest 1A/2A conferences are.
Elkin will visit Robbinsville tonight in the second round of the state playoffs, while Mount Airy will host Albemarle. In other action involving area teams, West Wilkes will host entertain Mitchell, Wilkes Central will travel to Pisgah and North Stokes will trek to Lakewood.
Seventeen teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences started the football season back in August. Twelve made the playoffs, but only five are still standing after the first round of post-season action. In this week’s edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, we take a look back at the ups and downs of the first week of playoffs.
Starmount moved into the top spot of our Elite Eight football power rankings after beating Mount Airy handily in week one of the season.
West Wilkes will march into the 1AA playoffs as the No. 8 team in our Elite Eight power rankings. The Blackhawks host rival East Wilkes in round one Friday night. The Rams have stayed at No. 1 ever since and will finish as our Elite Eight regular season champions
This week’s issue of Monday Morning Quarterback is packed with 14 pages of stories, features, notes, observations, scores, schedules, rankings, photos and plenty of names and numbers — our biggest edition yet.
The North Surry-Mount Airy football rivalry needs no introduction. The cross-town game is huge on the schedule most years no matter what. But this year’s meeting, set for tonight at Mount Airy High, has the feel of a late November or early December playoff contest.
The top five of our Elite Eight remain the same from last week, but we welcome a couple of Wilkes County teams to our weekly honors list. East Surry and Elkin, both struggling through frustrating losing streaks drop out for the first time. West Wilkes and East Wilkes join the party and take their places.
A loud clap of thunder 10 minutes into the second half Tuesday night was about the only thing able to halt a thunderous performance by Starmount’s boys soccer team.
We’ve got four weeks to go in the regular season, and the race for the Northwest 1A/2A championship still remains an exciting one to watch.
Our top four teams didn’t move, but there was some reshuffling among the bottom four when compiling this week’s Elite Eight football power rankings. Starmount stays on top.