Just a few teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences remain in the state playoffs. Here are scores from weekend playoff games in baseball, softball and girls soccer:
West Stokes softball coach Rick McHone was a bit concerned about his team’s focus heading into Friday night’s playoff home game against Piedmont. Saturday is graduation day for the school, and standout seniors Brianna Bratcher and Emily Worley spent much of Friday afternoon going through rehearsals for the big event on the football field.
There are only a handful of teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences still carrying the banner for the spring sports season. All of them reside in either Wilkes or Stokes counties.
On Saturday, West Stokes soccer standout Kelsey Perrell had her jersey number retired by the school. On Wednesday, Perrell retired Piedmont from the 2A state playoffs. The Wildcats’ all-time leading scorer netted three goals for the home team in a 3-0 triumph.
Drenching rains and thunderstorms to start the week forced the postponement of a handful of state playoff baseball and softball games involving teams from the Yadkin Valley.
Four baseball teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference and three more from the Northwest 1A/2A survived the opening round of the state playoffs Friday.
East Surry used opportunistic base-running and stout defense to overcome a sluggish night at the plate Friday in the opening round of the 1A softball playoffs.
Here are state playoff baseball, softball and soccer games we’ll be following tonight at Yadkin Valley Sports. Please feel free to leave scoring updates on our Facebook page or on our Twitter account:
Seven baseball teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and five from the Northwest 1A/2A made the state playoffs. The N.C. High School Athletic Association released the brackets Wednesday morning.
Forbush High’s girls soccer team scored five unanswered goals – including three in overtime – to upset Randleman 5-2 in Tuesday’s state playoff opener. Jessica Tucker, Sheridan Caudle and DeAnna Wilkins netted shots within three minutes of each other in extra time to lift the Falcons. Forbush was the No. 3 seed from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference. Randleman was the champion of the Pac-6.
The Northwest 1A/2A Conference released its all-conference teams for spring sports on Tuesday. Here is the complete list for baseball, softball, boys tennis, golf, girls soccer and track & field
South Stokes exploded for six runs in its final at-bats, then hung on for an 11-9 victory against West Stokes in the Northwest 1A/2A Conference baseball tournament championship on Monday. The Sauras became only the second conference team to beat the regular season champion Wildcats, avenging two earlier losses. Jacob Williams, who had two hits, scored two runs and batted home a run in the title game, was voted the tournament’s most valuable player.
Elkin, Wilkes Central, West Wilkes, West Stokes and Bishop McGuinness will enjoy first-round home games as the N.C. High School Athletic Association girls soccer state playoffs start this week.
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 – the MVAC’s female track MVP — earned region gold in both the 800 and 1,600 meters. Casey Evans of Forbush – the league’s male track MVP – placed first in the 100 meters and came within a whisker of winning the 400 meters.
The Northwest 1A/2A Conference baseball finale will be an all-Stokes County affair. West Stokes and South Stokes both advanced to the league’s tournament title game with semifinal wins Thursday. West Stokes slipped past Surry Central 2-1, while South Stokes topped East Surry 5-2.