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Cheek, Nance big winners at Friendship

ELKIN — It was double points nights with all seven racing divisions competing Saturday night at Friendship Motor Speedway.Saturday night’s winners included Hamptonville’s Chris Cheek in the SeCA Crate Late Model division and Ronda’s Bryan Nance in the Limited Sportsman division.North Wilkesboro’s Chad Call claimed his eighth feature of the season in the Super Stock 4 division. Harmony’s Richard Clew, pending a tire protest, picked up t...

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Friday night previews

Elkin (0-0) at Forbush (0-0), 7:30Last Year’s Result: Elkin 24, Forbush 21Losing a close game on the opponent’s home field in 2013 sets the stage for the Elkin-Forbush clash in East Bend Friday night.Forbush Coach Chris Johnson is cautious about approaching the game with revenge in mind. “There’s always a revenge factor,” Johnson said. “You want to play that card as a coach.“Thing is it̵...

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New coach ready for new season

BOONVILLE — First-year Starmount men’s soccer coach Edgar Zamora said he is “having a blast” right now.Zamora said he came into this season with no expectation of how the work of a coach would be day in and day out. “I knew I wanted them to work hard and work with me,” he said, adding, “I’m happy with how things are going.”What has impressed Zamora the most is the team’s unity. “They’re completely a ...

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Rams weathered out

MOUNT AIRY — Monday’s scheduled men’s soccer game beween Starmount and Mount Airy was postponed due to inclement weather.Starmount Coach Edgar Zamora said Tuesday morning he is not sure if or when the game will be rescheduled.Instead of opening against the Bears, the Rams will open at East Surry Thursday. Game time is 6.

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Upcoming schedule

Monday, August 18Men’s soccer North Surry 6, East Wilkes 1Starmount at Mount Airy, ppd., rainVolleyballEast Surry 3, Elkin 0East Wilkes 3, Pine Lake Prep 0Forbush 3, Wilkes Central 0Tuesday, August 19Men’s soccerEast Wilkes at Mount Airy, 6Elkin at Hibriten, 6...

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Falcons pass Eagles

EAST BEND — Forbush started strong and finished strong, downing Wilkes Central, 3-0, to claim its opening day volleyball match at home Monday.“In between, we took a mental break,” Forbush Coach Angie Funk said. “Mentally, we just lost focus.”The Falcons more or less breezed through the first set, 25-13, and led 17-10 in the second set before the loss of focus was apparent. The Eagles got within one at 23-22 before the Falcons pulled it out t...

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Rams will ‘work hard’

BOONVILLE — Starmount women’s tennis coach Ryan Norman has more questions than answers regarding his young, athletic team.“It’s really early to tell a lot about them,” Norman said last week. “I do know I have a lot of young players who seem really athletic. I have high hopes.”Norman said he is expecting his returning players “to make some leaps and bounds in terms of their skill set.“It’s all going to...

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McClure right at home at Friendship

No matter which car he brings to the Roaring Thunder Raceway in Ararat, Virginia, or Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, Brandon McClure is in his “cootermobile.”He picked up the nickname Cooter when he came to his second-shift factory job covered in grease from working on a race car. “Cooter Davenport,” they said. It stuck.McClure is 28. He was born and raised in Flat Ridge, Virginia, where he still lives.His father, Haynes, has been a...

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Rain wins at Friendship

It took four months, but Mother Nature finally tamed the racing at Friendship Motor Speedway Saturday night.Racing resumes this Saturday night with Twin Crate races. Gates and pit are open at 3:30. Hot laps and qualifying begin about 6.

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Amber Smith, the daughter of Jeff and Becky Smith, joins Montreat from Averett University, where she played her freshman and sophomore years. Amber earned USA South Academic All-Conference honors in 2013 and finished the 2014 season hitting .281 for the Cougars. Amber will join the Montreat pitching staff as well as possibly seeing some time at first base.Smith graduated from Starmount High School in 2012, earning All-State honors at third base her senior year.

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Fall Creek 8-and-under champions

Fall Creek 8-and-under softball season champions and EYSA8U tournament champions include, front row, from left, Abigail Dickens, Kiersten Wall, Mallory Champon, Abigail Sorrell; second row, Kadey Matthews, Jessica Bates, Aria Wilson; third row, Mia Abbott, Cleo Warden, Emma Sorrell, Grace Carter. Coaches are Eric Wall, Gray Matthews, Jamed Warden. Not pictured is Sofia Jimenez.

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McClure right at home at Friendship

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Falcons ‘a little bit unlucky’

KING — Forbush played the way Coach Kenan James...

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