Lady Elks challenged in win over Surry Central

Lady Elks challenged in win over Surry Central

The Elkin girls basketball program faced a bit of a challenge this week with some tough opponents, but on Friday night, the team proved it’s goi...

December 12th, 2015 |  


Starmount falls to Mount Airy, ready for rematch

BOONVILLE — The Starmount boys and girls basketball teams hosted Mount Airy Wednesday night, falling in both games.The boys gave undefeated Moun...

December 11th, 2015 |  


East Wilkes girls defeat Forbush

East Wilkes girls defeat Forbush

RONDA — The East Wilkes Cardinals girls basketball program continued its winning ways Wednesday night, taking down the red hot Forbush Falcons w...

December 10th, 2015 |  


Elkin swimmers on top

Elkin swimmers on top

WILKESBORO — While the results might have been a little bit tighter, it was Elkin High School who found a way to win in Wednesday night’s ...

December 10th, 2015 |  


East boys fall to Forbush

East boys fall to Forbush

RONDA — The Forbush Falcons are on a roll, and Wednesday night saw the East Wilkes Cardinals be their latest victim.Averaging more than 20 point...

December 10th, 2015 |  


Volleyball: Starmount graduate Erin Barr named to all-state team

Volleyball: Starmount graduate Erin Barr named to all-state team

MOUNT OLIVE — For the first time in school history, two Brevard volleyball players have earned College Division All-State recognition by the Nor...

December 10th, 2015 |  


Eldridge named Student-Athlete of the Month

Eldridge named Student-Athlete of the Month

Forbush senior Schuyler Eldridge is awarded Student-Athlete of the Month of October during Friday night’s basketball game. .neFileBlock { margi...

December 10th, 2015 |  


Weekly review: Forbush boys basketball

Weekly review: Forbush boys basketball

EAST BEND — For the Forbush boys basketball team, it’s been an interesting season so far. Games have slipped away from them, as they enter...

December 8th, 2015 |  


Girls Basketball: Week in review, Falcons defeat defending champs, dominate Starmount

Girls Basketball: Week in review, Falcons defeat defending champs, dominate Starmount

EAST BEND — The Forbush girls basketball team, decked in red, white, and blue jerseys certainly looked like the defending NCAA champion UConn Hu...

December 8th, 2015 |  


Girls dominate, boys struggle

STATESVILLE - Friday night’s games might not have an impact on the grand scheme of things for the Elkin basketball program, but there’s re...

December 6th, 2015 |  


Recap: Cards split games

RONDA- East Wilkes had been patiently waiting for their first basketball game of the season, but now the boys are waiting for their first win.The boys...

December 6th, 2015 |  


Swimming: High School swim season begins

Swimming: High School swim season begins

WILKESBORO - The heat was on as Elkin, East Wilkes, and Starmount all headed west to the Wilkes Family YMCA to kick off the swimming season.Elkin came...

December 3rd, 2015 |  


Basketball: Starmount boys basketball splits opening games

Basketball: Starmount boys basketball splits opening games

BOONVILLE - A new season of Starmount basketball started Tuesday night, and there was no shortage of drama on the court.Tied at 37 with less than thre...

December 3rd, 2015 |  


Girls Basketball: Is Starmount ready to snap streak?

Girls Basketball: Is Starmount ready to snap streak?

BOONVILLE - For the Starmount girl’s basketball team, the start of their season is a chance to erase the past and start anew. Although a streak ...

December 3rd, 2015 |  


Football: All-Conference players named, East Wilkes on top

Football: All-Conference players named, East Wilkes on top

It was a season to remember for East Wilkes, and not surprisingly, plenty of Cardinals filled the slate of those named to the Mountain Valley Athletic...

December 1st, 2015 |  


Buckin’ Elks looking to stop the struggle

Buckin’ Elks looking to stop the struggle

The Elkin boys basketball team struggled to push points Monday night in their second game of the season, but there isn’t reason to push the pani...

December 1st, 2015 |  


Girls Basketball: Elkin dominant on defense for big win Monday night

Girls Basketball: Elkin dominant on defense for big win Monday night

Just two games into the season, the Elkin Lady Elks have had no shortage of success, and continued to build momentum with a win on Monday night.Behind...

December 1st, 2015 |  


Families enjoy free Thanksgiving dinner

Families enjoy free Thanksgiving dinner

Theo Kakouras, owner of Theo’s Italian & Family Restaurant in Jonesville enjoys a moment with the Anglin family. For the past 19 years, Kako...

November 29th, 2015 |  


Surry Central brings back wrestling tournament

DOBSON — After missing last year, Surry Central brought back the Jimmy Martin Classic wrestling tournament Saturday.Several unexpected things pr...

November 29th, 2015 |  


Football: East Wilkes’ season comes to a close, winningest team in program history

Football: East Wilkes’ season comes to a close, winningest team in program history

RONDA - As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. For the East Wilkes football team, a remarkable season came to an end Friday night.Th...

November 29th, 2015 |  


Elkin legend inducted into hall of fame

Elkin legend inducted into hall of fame

An Elkin legend for more than 40 years was honored earlier this fall.John Charles was inducted into the Lenoir-Rhyne Hall of Fame in late September. C...

November 27th, 2015 |  


East Wilkes basketball playing the waiting game

East Wilkes basketball playing the waiting game

It’s November, and that means one thing for local schools… basketball.Unless the school is East Wilkes. With East Wilkes looking to advanc...

November 27th, 2015 |  


East Wilkes ready for round three

East Wilkes ready for round three

Thirteen is a lucky number for the East Wilkes Cardinals, as they beat Swain County for the first time in program history, advancing to the third roun...

November 26th, 2015 |  


Baseball: Elkin pitcher Will Altemueller signs with Pfeiffer University

Baseball: Elkin pitcher Will Altemueller signs with Pfeiffer University

It takes more than athleticism to be able to play on the baseball diamond after high school. It takes a complete package of smarts, grit, and discipli...

November 25th, 2015 |  


United by blood, bonded through soccer

United by blood, bonded through soccer

A typical soccer match takes about 80 minutes, but sisterhood lasts forever. For the Swaim sisters, they are united by blood, and bonded through socce...

November 25th, 2015 |  


Wrestling season begins

Wrestling season begins

Wrestling season kicked off Saturday at Elkin High School with the Perry Lloyd Invitational, and high schools from across the state packed the house, ...

November 22nd, 2015 |  


Elkin basketball kicks off season

Elkin basketball kicks off season

Elkin High School basketball teams took to the court Friday night, with the girls varsity defeating North Stokes 52-30 and the boys falling 49-39.The ...

November 22nd, 2015 |  


Football: East Wilkes third round bound with 22-7 win

Football: East Wilkes third round bound with 22-7 win

In many ways mental strength, or lack thereof, trumps physical strength on the football field. Make no mistake, it’s a big reason as to why East...

November 22nd, 2015 |  


Carolina Xtreme-10u Elkin placed second in its bracket at the 2015 Top Gun Western Winter National Championship in Concord last weekend. Team members ...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Football: East Wilkes looks for revenge against familiar foe

Football: East Wilkes looks for revenge against familiar foe

At the end of a football season, records seldom have meaning. However, East Wilkes would like to keep the 0 in its loss column through the end of the ...

November 19th, 2015 updated: November 19th, 2015. |  


Basketball: Friday night kicks off basketball season

Basketball: Friday night kicks off basketball season

The girl’s basketball season is set to begin Friday night, it looks like it’ll be an exciting one.Last year, the Elkin Lady Elks finished ...

November 19th, 2015 |  


Softball: Four Forbush seniors sign on National Signing Day

Softball: Four Forbush seniors sign on National Signing Day

EAST BEND — There was plenty of reason to celebrate Sunday at Forbush High School, as four Falcons now have a little bit more certainty as to wh...

November 19th, 2015 |  


Softball: Four Forbush seniors sign on National Signing Day

Softball: Four Forbush seniors sign on National Signing Day

EAST BEND — There was plenty of reason to celebrate Sunday at Forbush High School, as four Falcons now have a little bit more certainty as to wh...

November 18th, 2015 |  


Fall Sports: Many All-Conference teams named

Fall Sports: Many All-Conference teams named

Except for football, the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference has named its All-Conference members for the fall of 2015.Most recently, the soccer All-C...

November 18th, 2015 |  


Soccer: Elkin Elite Soccer Club wins tournament

Soccer: Elkin Elite Soccer Club wins tournament

GREENSBORO — The Elkin Elite Soccer Club took home the championship in the U9 bracket of the Adidas Clash Soccer Tournament in Greensboro on Sun...

November 17th, 2015 |  


Football Playoffs: East Wilkes Cardinals total Mustangs 48-14, out to earn respect

Football Playoffs: East Wilkes Cardinals total Mustangs 48-14, out to earn respect

RONDA — Following a 48-14 win Friday night over South Robeson, you can rest assured that many eyes will be on the East Wilkes Cardinals as they ...

November 15th, 2015 |  


Scrimmages beginning for basketball

Scrimmages beginning for basketball

BOONVILLE — Scrimmages are beginning, signifying that it’s time for another great basketball season.The Starmount and Elkin girls teams go...

November 15th, 2015 |  


Soccer: Mount Airy defeats Starmount to advance to Final Four

Soccer: Mount Airy defeats Starmount to advance to Final Four

BOONVILLE — In an epic bout between Starmount and Mount Airy Saturday, ten turned out to be the magic number.Playing with ten men for the final ...

November 15th, 2015 |  


Forbush falls to defending champion

NEWTON — Forbush came inches and seconds away from knocking out the defending state champions in the second round of the 2A Men’s Soccer S...

November 13th, 2015 |  


East Wilkes set to keep pounding

East Wilkes set to keep pounding

It’s playoff time, and in 1AA play, there’s a familiar face as the top seed.The East Wilkes Cardinals pulled off their first undefeated se...

November 12th, 2015 |  


Soccer: Forbush set for rematch against defending champion

Soccer: Forbush set for rematch against defending champion

All sports teams control their own destiny during one particular game. If they play better and perhaps have a bit of luck, they’re going to win ...

November 10th, 2015 updated: November 10th, 2015. |  


Auto Racing: World Finals trip puts spotlight on Friendship Motor Speedway winner

Auto Racing: World Finals trip puts spotlight on Friendship Motor Speedway winner

CONCORD — All dirt roads led to The Dirt Track at Charlotte this past weekend, and for local driver Chris Ferguson, his journey is just beginnin...

November 10th, 2015 updated: November 10th, 2015. |  


Cross Country: Forbush finishes season on wet note

Cross Country: Forbush finishes season on wet note

KERNERSVILLE — Saturday marked the end of the cross country season for Forbush, and amidst pouring rain and mud, the runners powered on for a st...

November 10th, 2015 |  


Football: Playoff brackets released

Football: Playoff brackets released

Football brackets are out for both the 1A, 1AA, 2A, and 2AA schools, and there are certainly some surprises as the playoffs are set to begin.East Wilk...

November 8th, 2015 |  


Soccer: Starmount wins 4-3 in overtime

Soccer: Starmount wins 4-3 in overtime

BOONVILLE — Starmount has had no shortage of drama in the first two rounds of the 1A Men’s Soccer Tournament, and in the closing minute of...

November 7th, 2015 |  


Cross Country: East Wilkes closes out season with championship

Cross Country: East Wilkes closes out season with championship

KERNERSVILLE — It’s been quite a season for East Wilkes Cross Country, and as the season concluded at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex Sa...

November 7th, 2015 |  


Soccer: Starmount set for Saturday match

Soccer: Starmount set for Saturday match

BOONVILLE - Starmount moved on to the second round of the 1A Men’s Soccer State Championship Thursday with a 6-1 win, but it took a strong secon...

November 6th, 2015 |  


Playoff berths on the line

Playoff berths on the line

The final week of regular season football has arrived, and for some teams, it’s the final chance to earn a playoff berth, and for others, itR...

November 5th, 2015 |  


Forbush headed to round two

Forbush headed to round two

EAST BEND — Forbush earned its way into the second round of the 2A Men’s Soccer State Championship playoffs Wednesday afternoon. By coming...

November 5th, 2015 |  


Auto Racing: Friendship Motor Speedway winner set to compete in World Finals

Auto Racing: Friendship Motor Speedway winner set to compete in World Finals

CONCORD — While Friendship Motor Speedway concluded its season Saturday night, that doesn’t mean its fans won’t be at a dirt track t...

November 3rd, 2015 |