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There and back again

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EAST BEND — Forbush sophomore Edwin Alvarenga is on the final leg of a journey that will keep him in the United States permanently.This week, Alvarenga had to voluntarily return to El Salvador to await paperwork at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador — the El Salvadoran capitol.Alvarenga, 16, is from Las Vueltas, Chalatenang, El Salvador — a small rural town much like East Bend.In the spring on 2010, Alvarenga entered the country illegally across the Rio Grande — from Mexico to Texas — in an effort to reconnect with his mother who was living in North Carolina.

 

Friday night previews

Forbush (4-3, 1-0) at West Stokes (4-3, 1-0), 7:30Last year’s result: West Stokes 27, Forbush 20Forbush is coming off a come-from-behind win over South Stokes. The Falcons rallied for 16 second-half points to win 16-15 on Homecoming at East Bend. In the win, Forbush tailback Jordan Sawyers returned to form with a 100-yard-plus rushing performance.“He was strong in the second half,” Forbush Head Coach Chris Johnson said of Saw...

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Can the Rams repeat?

BOONVILLE — Saturday’s matches with Carson and Reagan said a lot about the Starmount volleyball team.After winning the first two sets and then losing in five sets to the 15-8 Cougars in the morning, the Rams bounced back against the 20-4 Raiders with a solid three-set (25-23, 26-24, 25-17) win in the afternoon.“It was pretty good,” Starmount Coach Jon Symons said. “It was a little disappointing that we gave up the first one in five.”...

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Blackburn, Stevens star at Friendship

ELKIN — Steve Blackburn won the SeCA Crate Late Model feature over Friendship regular Justin Hudspeth and Buck Stevens repeated as the Open Wheel Modifieds winner at Friendship Motor Speedway Saturday night.Trent Chatham won the Super Stock 4 feature. Other winners were Shaun Robinson (Renegades); Randy Powell (Xtreme Stock 4); and Stephanie Clew Caudle (UCars).In her fourth Xtreme Stock 4 outing, Jonesville’s Kayla Harrell finished fourth.

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Strikeout Hunger Camp coming to Elkin

New Elkin baseball coach Nick Tomlin will holding a Strikeout Hunger Camp Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Elkin baseball field.The camp is open to children between the ages of 8 and 14. Topics covered include pitching, infield, outfield, hitting, bunting, and baserunning.The cost is 10 canned food items.Pre-registration deadline is Oct. 31. Contact Tomlin at 704-902-8854 or tomlinn@elkin.k12.nc.us.A t-shirt, drink, and snack will be provided...

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Falcons fall at WPAC tourney

DOBSON — North Surry and Surry Central shined against Forbush and West Stokes in Wednesday’s 2A tennis championship.North’s Kelly Blackburn and Emily Harrison beat Forbush’s Olivia Felk and Aileen Rosales 8-3 in an eight-game pro set.West Stokes’ Erin Kye and Lauren Palmer beat Carver’s Destinee Riggins and Sylena Johnson 8-2.South Stokes’ Kaitlyn and Kristen Denny won 8-1 over West Stokes’ Catherine Nachand and ...

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Rams topple Elks, 4-1

BOONVILLE — Ulises López scored three times as Starmount defeated Elkin, 4-1, Monday in a battle for the top 1A seed in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.Both teams entered the game 6-4 in the conference.“I told them to play like it was a championship game,” Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said. “And that’s how they treated it.”Elkin opened the scoring when Said Islas took a through ball from Erick Chimal straight up...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeTuesday, October 7VolleyballStarmount 3, Alleghany 2Wilkes Central 3, Elkin 0Forbush 3, Surry Central 1Wednesday, October 8Men’s soccerElkin 9, Alleghany 1Thursday, October 9Men’s soccerEast Wilkes 5, North ...

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Falcons rally past Eagles on Senior Night

EAST BEND — Forbush overcame a first-set loss to defeat Surry Central, 3-1, in a Western Piedmont Athletic Conference match Oct. 7.The Golden Eagles came out hot, dropping the Falcons 25-15 in the first set. The onslaught continued on Forbush’s Senior Night as they took a 9-6 lead in the second set. The Surry Central lead would bloat to 16-11 before the Falcons got untracked.One key point came with the Golden Eagles leading 20-19. On Anna Harris’s first...

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Falcons rally past Sauras, 16-15

EAST BEND — Down 15-0 at the half, Forbush rallied with two touchdowns and a field goal in the second half to defeat South Stokes, 16-15, Friday night.“We made adjustments,” Forbush Head Coach Chris Johnson. “We totally changed our defense.”Forbush put senior linebacker Brady Williard on the line. That pressure allowed fellow senior and linebacker Cody Hayden “to clean up,” Johnson said.It was Homecoming for the Falcon...

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Mercy, mercy, Rams roll Eagles

BOONVILLE — Starmount rolled up 348 yards on the ground as it chewed up Wilkes Central for a 54-7 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference win Friday night.“We didn’t have any issues with turnovers,” Starmount Coach Scott Johnson said. “When we’re focused, we’re pretty good.”The Rams did fumble once — in their own territory on the last play of the first half. No harm was done.It was the Eagles who had issues wit...

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Ram Tough wrestling sign-up info

BOONVILLE — The Ram Tough Youth Wrestling Club, for those in kindergarten through eighth grade, will hold sign-ups this week and next at Starmount High School.The first sign-up is Wednesday, October 15, at 5 p.m. The second sign-up is October 20 at 6 p.m.The sign-ups will be held in the Starmount High School lunchroom.The cost is $50 and includes the club fee and a t-shirt.According to their flyer, the club is “committed to providing a p...

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