The high jump has been good to West Wilkesâ€™ Makayla Roten this year. The junior won an indoor state title in the event back in February, then earned an outdoor 1A Midwest Region championship on May 5 at North Stokes. On Saturday at N.C. A&T Universityâ€™s Belk Track, Roten added an outdoor state title in the high jump to her collection.
Elkinâ€™s Zach Millsaps completed his final strides in the 800 meters Saturday afternoon at the 1A state track championships, all of his competitors safely in the rearview mirror and his first state title locked up. Then he kept running.
Mount Airy sophomore Kirsten Parries may have picked up some new nicknames at Saturdayâ€™s 1A state track and field championships in Greensboro. The Comeback Kid. Or maybe Kickinâ€™ Kirsten.
A group of conference champions from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A earned bigger prizes Saturday at the 2A Midwest Regional meet at Cuthbertson High School. Laney Browder of Wilkes Central â€“ the MVACâ€™s female track MVP — earned region gold in both the 800 and 1,600 meters. Casey Evans of Forbush â€“ the leagueâ€™s male track MVP â€“ placed first in the 100 meters and came within a whisker of winning the 400 meters.
Senior Zach Millsaps won three gold medals, and Elkinâ€™s boys track team finished third overall in the 1A Midwest Region track and field championships, held Saturday at North Stokes High School. Millsaps crossed first in his signature event, the 800 meters, and won a rainy 3,200 meters.
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.
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.
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 [...]
The Mount Airy boys and the North Stokes girls lead the way after the opening day of the Northwest 1A/2A Conference track and field championships, held Tuesday at North Stokes High.
Here is the Foothills middle school spring sports report for week four of the season:
Yadkin Valley Sportsâ€™ first-ever spring sports magazine is at the printers and will be available around the area next week. This issue is a FREE product and will be distributed through area schools as well as area businesses. Weâ€™ll have a complete list of businesses who will carry the magazine soon!
Zach Millsaps was simply looking for something to do in the spring after his freshman season of playing basketball for Elkin High School. â€śI wasnâ€™t real big on baseball so I went out for track,â€ť Millsaps said. â€śI liked it and I was pretty good at it so I stuck with it through the summer.â€ť
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.
West Wilkes track standout Makayla Roten won the girls high jump at the 1A/2A/3A state indoor track championships Saturday. Roten was the only competitor to cross the bar at 5-foot-6. Her closest challenger, Owen Highâ€™s Emily Kimble, crossed at 5-4 before being eliminated. The best that the rest of the field could reach was 5-0.
A former state champion runner from Starmount won an event for Appalachian State University at the ASU Indoor Invitational on Saturday. Freshman Aaron Combs crossed the finish line first in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.27. The ASU Indoor Invitational featured 16 different teams. Combs started his college career at Guilford College but transferred to Appalachian State for the fall semester.