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Jim Fuller

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Snow blowing up sports schedules

Three rounds of the state basketball playoffs were supposed to be played this week. Several inches of snow have fallen across the state. Ice has complicated poor road conditions in many areas. First-round games, which were originally scheduled for Tuesday, were pushed back to Wednesday. All but one local team, Elkin, had their games pushed back a

Snow blowing up sports schedules

Three rounds of the state basketball playoffs were supposed to be played this week. Several inches of snow have fallen across the state. Ice has complicated poor road conditions in many areas. First-round games, which were originally scheduled for Tuesday, were pushed back to Wednesday. All but one local team, Elkin, had their games pushed back a

LINCOLN — Elkin women's basketball coach Derek Carter got four quarters out of his team Wednesday afternoon.
“Little things we've struggled with all year we did well,” Carter said Wednesday night.
Those four quarters resulted in a 65-33 first-round 1A playoff win over Lincoln Charter.
“We played with intensity,” Car

Moving on

LINCOLN — Elkin women's basketball coach Derek Carter got four quarters out of his team Wednesday afternoon. “Little things we've struggled with all year we did well,” Carter said Wednesday night. Those four quarters resulted in a 65-33 first-round 1A playoff win over Lincoln Charter. “We played with intensity,” Car

Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Wednesday, February 25 Men's basketball First-round 1A: Highland School of Technology at Starmount, ppd. Women's basketball First-round 1A: Andrews at East Wilkes, ppd. First-round 1A: Elkin 65, Lincoln Charter 33 First-round 2A: Forbush at North Rowan, ppd. Thursday, February 26 Men's basketb

GREENSBORO — It took eight-and-a-half minutes, an unlikely scenario, and an improbable finish, but Starmount's Garrett Stokes claimed the 1A 195-pound state championship with an ultimate tiebreaker win over Avery County's Ryan Sheppard at the Greensboro Coliseum Saturday night.
“You saw what happened,” Starmount coach David Olive

Ram tough

GREENSBORO — It took eight-and-a-half minutes, an unlikely scenario, and an improbable finish, but Starmount's Garrett Stokes claimed the 1A 195-pound state championship with an ultimate tiebreaker win over Avery County's Ryan Sheppard at the Greensboro Coliseum Saturday night. “You saw what happened,” Starmount coach David Olive

GREENSBORO — With his win in the 1A 195-pound state championship match Saturday night in the Greensboro Coliseum, Starmount's Garrett Stokes finished his senior season with 28 wins and one loss.
That one loss was to Avery County's Ryan Sheppard a week before at the 1A West regionals at Walkertown High School.
After three close losses over t

Title no easy task

GREENSBORO — With his win in the 1A 195-pound state championship match Saturday night in the Greensboro Coliseum, Starmount's Garrett Stokes finished his senior season with 28 wins and one loss. That one loss was to Avery County's Ryan Sheppard a week before at the 1A West regionals at Walkertown High School. After three close losses over t

Elkin junior Said Javier caught a tough break in his 120-pound title match when a clock malfunction was noticed during a first-period takedown Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Starmount junior Patrick Johnson had quite a run before falling in the 106-pound finals Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Elkin freshman Jude Lloyd made

They gave it all they had

Elkin junior Said Javier caught a tough break in his 120-pound title match when a clock malfunction was noticed during a first-period takedown Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. Starmount junior Patrick Johnson had quite a run before falling in the 106-pound finals Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. Elkin freshman Jude Lloyd made

Upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Tuesday, February 24 Men's basketball First-round 1A: Highland School of Technology at Starmount, ppd. Women's basketball First-round 1A: Andrews at East Wilkes, ppd. First-round 1A: Elkin at Lincoln Charter, ppd. First-round 2A: Forbush at North Rowan, ppd. Wednesday, February 25 Men's basket

Smith wins home school fencing title

GREENSBORO — Josh Smith, 15, of Elkin, captured the North Carolina Home School Fencing League championship Sunday. Smith “had to try some new tactics,” coach Walter Triplette said, adding the tactics had not been used by Smith in competition before. “He used his tactics and changed his style,” Triplette said. “

CHAPEL HILL — For the second time in two years, the Elkin High School fencers finished second at the North Carolina high School Fencing League State Team Championship.
It was also the second time in two years they missed the title by just two touches, losing 5-4 to Chapel Hill High School.
“We had a good fight,” Elkin coach Walt

Elkin fencers take 2nd

CHAPEL HILL — For the second time in two years, the Elkin High School fencers finished second at the North Carolina high School Fencing League State Team Championship. It was also the second time in two years they missed the title by just two touches, losing 5-4 to Chapel Hill High School. “We had a good fight,” Elkin coach Walt

GREENSBORO — With his win in the 1A 195-pound state championship match Saturday night in the Greensboro Coliseum, Starmount's Garrett Stokes finished his senior season with 28 wins and one loss.
That one loss was to Avery County's Ryan Sheppard a week before at the 1A West regionals at Walkertown High School.
After three close losses over t

Title no easy task

GREENSBORO — With his win in the 1A 195-pound state championship match Saturday night in the Greensboro Coliseum, Starmount's Garrett Stokes finished his senior season with 28 wins and one loss. That one loss was to Avery County's Ryan Sheppard a week before at the 1A West regionals at Walkertown High School. After three close losses over t

Upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Tuesday, February 24 Men's basketball First-round 1A: Highland School of Technology at Starmount, ppd. Women's basketball First-round 1A: Andrews at East Wilkes, ppd. First-round 1A: Elkin at Lincoln Charter, ppd. First-round 2A: Forbush at North Rowan, ppd. Wednesday, February 25 Men's basket

GREENSBORO — It took eight-and-a-half minutes, an unlikely scenario, and an improbable finish, but Starmount's Garrett Stokes claimed the 1A 195-pound state championship with an ultimate tiebreaker win over Avery County's Ryan Sheppard at the Greensboro Coliseum Saturday night.
“You saw what happened,” Starmount coach David Olive

Ram tough

GREENSBORO — It took eight-and-a-half minutes, an unlikely scenario, and an improbable finish, but Starmount's Garrett Stokes claimed the 1A 195-pound state championship with an ultimate tiebreaker win over Avery County's Ryan Sheppard at the Greensboro Coliseum Saturday night. “You saw what happened,” Starmount coach David Olive

The Starmount men picked up the No. 2 seed in the East when the NCHSAA announced pairings for the upcoming 1A state playoffs Saturday afternoon.
On the women's side, East Wilkes (17-7) garnered a No. 7 and Elkin (15-7) a No. 23.
The Rams, 19-1 and the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference champions, will host No. 31 Highland School of Technology (8

Playoffs

The Starmount men picked up the No. 2 seed in the East when the NCHSAA announced pairings for the upcoming 1A state playoffs Saturday afternoon. On the women's side, East Wilkes (17-7) garnered a No. 7 and Elkin (15-7) a No. 23. The Rams, 19-1 and the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference champions, will host No. 31 Highland School of Technology (8

GREENSBORO — Isaac McMillan fell, 19-4, in the 2A 152-pound finals Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum.
McMillan, a junior, was one of two Forbush High School wrestlers competing at the state championships Friday and Saturday night.
The other, sophomore Caleb Price, went 2-2 - bowing out in the consolation quarterfinals.
McMillan los

Falcons leave mark

GREENSBORO — Isaac McMillan fell, 19-4, in the 2A 152-pound finals Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. McMillan, a junior, was one of two Forbush High School wrestlers competing at the state championships Friday and Saturday night. The other, sophomore Caleb Price, went 2-2 - bowing out in the consolation quarterfinals. McMillan los

Results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Wednesday, February 18 No events scheduled Thursday, February 19 Men's basketball MVAC tournament cancelled Women's basketball MVAC tournament cancelled Wrestling 2A Individual state championship at Greensboro, ppd. Friday, February 20 Wrestling 1A and 2A Individual state championship at Gr

Two Starmount wrestlers and two Elkin wrestlers begin their quest for a state championship at the Greensboro Coliseum tonight.
Starmount junior Patrick Johnson, the 1A West champion at 106 pounds, will take a 30-11 record and a No. 2 seed into his first match with Lejeune sophomore Jackson Beatty (24-13, No. 7).
The winner of the Johnson-Beatty m

Locals ready to go

Two Starmount wrestlers and two Elkin wrestlers begin their quest for a state championship at the Greensboro Coliseum tonight. Starmount junior Patrick Johnson, the 1A West champion at 106 pounds, will take a 30-11 record and a No. 2 seed into his first match with Lejeune sophomore Jackson Beatty (24-13, No. 7). The winner of the Johnson-Beatty m

The Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tournament was cancelled amid a week of inclement weather and a forecast of more inclement weather through Saturday, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon.
The first-round games were to be played on the higher seed's home court; the semifinals and finals were to be played at Ashe County High School in

White out

The Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tournament was cancelled amid a week of inclement weather and a forecast of more inclement weather through Saturday, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon. The first-round games were to be played on the higher seed's home court; the semifinals and finals were to be played at Ashe County High School in

BOONVILLE — Starmount couldn't put Alleghany away until the very end, securing a 51-44 victory over the Trojans to claim the outright Mountain Valley Athletic Conference title Friday night.
After Hunter Todd drained a 3 to pull Alleghany to within two with 1:15 to play and a Starmount turnover, the Trojans had the momentum and the ball.
The

Conference champs

BOONVILLE — Starmount couldn't put Alleghany away until the very end, securing a 51-44 victory over the Trojans to claim the outright Mountain Valley Athletic Conference title Friday night. After Hunter Todd drained a 3 to pull Alleghany to within two with 1:15 to play and a Starmount turnover, the Trojans had the momentum and the ball. The

WINSTON-SALEM — Three Forbush athletes ran well at the NCHSAA 1A/2A track and field championships Friday at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.
Forbush senior Dylan Andrade was fifth in the 55-meter hurdles, while freshmen Anna-Kathryn Kilby and Dakota Mendenhall both finished seventh in their respective 1,600-meter races.
“I hope they h

Flying!

WINSTON-SALEM — Three Forbush athletes ran well at the NCHSAA 1A/2A track and field championships Friday at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem. Forbush senior Dylan Andrade was fifth in the 55-meter hurdles, while freshmen Anna-Kathryn Kilby and Dakota Mendenhall both finished seventh in their respective 1,600-meter races. “I hope they h





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