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 [...]
A second member of Starmountâ€™s 2010 state championship volleyball team has earned a chance to play at the collegiate level.
Senior Brinsley Stewart, one of the Ramsâ€™ arsenal of hitters and blockers the past couple of seasons, recently signed to play for Catawba College.
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.
A pair of Mount Airy volleyball standouts will continue their careers at the collegiate level this fall, signing recently to join Surry Community Collegeâ€™s program. Alexis Allen and Jenna Clement inked with the Surry Knights for the 2012-13 school year. Allen is a hitter, while Clement is a setter. Both have been four-year contributors to Mount Airy Highâ€™s program.
The Northwest 1A/2A Conference released its all-conference teams for fall sports today. Here are the top athletes in football, girls golf, cross country, girls tennis, boys soccer and volleyball.
Volleyball standouts Kara Hodges, Summer Robertson and Brittany Tolbert from Surry Community College were selected to the All-Region volleyball team in a vote conducted by the Region X volleyball coaches.
Catawba setter Jordan Raye, a graduate of Starmount High, has once again been named the South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Specialist of the Week. Raye, a junior, had another great week for Catawba. She recorded a triple-double with 14 kills, 16 digs and 52 assists in the Indiansâ€™ victory over Newberry. Raye followed that up with 12 kills, seven digs and 36 assists in a sweep of Anderson. On the week, she hit at a .456 clip and committed no hitting errors.
A Forbush High School graduate is now the all-time leader in digs for NC Stateâ€™s volleyball program. Kelly Wood, now a senior at NCSU, set the new mark for career digs during Sundayâ€™s 3-0 win over Georgia Tech. Wood had 16 digs in the match, giving her 1,769 for her career and breaking the old mark set by Jennifer Peterson from 1994-97.
Surry Community College rallied in dramatic fashion to capture the Region X championship over Pitt Community College, 3-2, on Sunday in the Region X/District P Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Knights took the first set 25-18 before dropping the next two sets by identical scores, 25-22. Surry then evened the match by taking the fourth set, 25-13. The Lady Knights started strong in the decisive fifth set and never trailed in taking down the Bulldogs, 15-12.
The football and boys soccer playoffs are just getting going, but itâ€™s championship weekend for high school sports like cross country, girls tennis and volleyball. Also Sertoma youth football champions will be crowned in the Junior Pee Wees and Pee Wees division. Here are things to watch for this weekend, one of the busiest of the fall season:
Surry Community College will host the Region X volleyball tournament this weekend. The tournament will consist of seven North Carolina community colleges along with Pasco-Hernando Community College from Florida. The winner of the tournament will represent District P in the National Volleyball Tournament in Toledo, Ohio starting Nov. 17. Pasco-Hernando went on to capture the [...]
Yadkin Valley Sports photographer Eric Lusk captured these images from Tuesday’s North Surry at Newton-Conover volleyball match. The Greyhounds lost 3-1 in the 2A West Region title game. All of our photo galleries are sponsored by Gardner-Webb University. Please click the ad below to learn more about their degree completion programs available at campuses in our area.
For the past three seasons, Newton-Conover has been bounced from the volleyball playoffs by the eventual 2A state champion. Starmount knocked them out last year in the quarterfinals on its way to the 2A crown. North Surry did likewise in the 2009 quarterfinals, while West Henderson had the honors in 2008.
Starmount and Forbush combined to put 10 players on the first-team all-conference volleyball team for the Mountain Valley 1A/2A. Starmount middle hitter Ashton Gregory was named the league’s player of the year, while the Rams’ Jon Symons was voted coach of the year.
Shane Slate raised several eyebrows over the summer when he said repeatedly that his latest North Surry volleyball team had the potential to be as successful as his last two squads. Those were lofty words considering the 2009 team went 33-0 and won a state championship and the 2010 team advanced to the state semifinals.