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Jim Fuller

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WILKESBORO — East Wilkes earned another impressive Mountain Valley Athletic conference win, taking a 61-53 victory over Wilkes Central Tuesday night. “It was a great team effort,” East coach Matt Campbell said. “Everyone played with great energy and effort. “Defensive intensity was great and we did a great job of li

BOONVILLE — Starmount secured the top 1A berth in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference with a 39-34 win over Elkin Friday night.
Starmount junior Dalton Oliver clinched the victory with a pin 1:09 into his match at 182 pounds with Jerry Neese.
With the top berth in 1A on the line, there were several great matches in a meet that was conte

Rams claim top MVAC 1A spot

BOONVILLE — Starmount secured the top 1A berth in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference with a 39-34 win over Elkin Friday night. Starmount junior Dalton Oliver clinched the victory with a pin 1:09 into his match at 182 pounds with Jerry Neese. With the top berth in 1A on the line, there were several great matches in a meet that was conte

Elkin women drop tough one to West

MILLERS CREEK — West Wilkes shook off a bad first quarter to take a 53-49 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference win over Elkin Tuesday night. The Elks led 17-0 after the first quarter, but the Blackhawks outscored the Elks 29-7 in the second quarter. “They turned up the intensity and we didn't,” Elkin coach Derek Carter said. R

OLIN — Starmount recovered from a slow start to throttle 3A North Iredell, 66-41, in a nonconference basketball game Wednesday night.
“That was a really big win for us,” Starmount coach Rocky Horton said. “They're a good 3A team.”
James Ashley had 23 points — 16 coming while the Rams turned an 8-1 deficit midwa

Rams claim two more victims

OLIN — Starmount recovered from a slow start to throttle 3A North Iredell, 66-41, in a nonconference basketball game Wednesday night. “That was a really big win for us,” Starmount coach Rocky Horton said. “They're a good 3A team.” James Ashley had 23 points — 16 coming while the Rams turned an 8-1 deficit midwa

MILLERS CREEK — Kody King reached 1,000 points for his varsity career with a backboard-shaking dunk late in the first quarter of Elkin's 77-50 loss to West Wilkes Tuesday night.
“It's a big achievement,” King said. “I've been working on it for a while.
“God gave me an ability to do something with.”
Needing 20

King reaches 1,000-point milestone

MILLERS CREEK — Kody King reached 1,000 points for his varsity career with a backboard-shaking dunk late in the first quarter of Elkin's 77-50 loss to West Wilkes Tuesday night. “It's a big achievement,” King said. “I've been working on it for a while. “God gave me an ability to do something with.” Needing 20

BOONVILLE — The Starmount women lost three games in three nights, but the Rams showed signs of being anything but an easy out in their loss to Forbush.
Starmount fell 57-32 at Alleghany Tuesday night before falling to Forbush 69-42 Wednesday night at home.
Of the Alleghany game, Starmount coach Mike Dodson said his team is “giving up

A busy 48 hours for Starmount women

BOONVILLE — The Starmount women lost three games in three nights, but the Rams showed signs of being anything but an easy out in their loss to Forbush. Starmount fell 57-32 at Alleghany Tuesday night before falling to Forbush 69-42 Wednesday night at home. Of the Alleghany game, Starmount coach Mike Dodson said his team is “giving up

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change
Monday, January 26
Men's basketball
North Surry 83, Forbush 79
Women's basketball
North Surry 56, Forbush 49
Wrestling
North Surry 51, Forbush 25
Tuesday, January 27
Men's basketball
Elkin at West Wilkes, 7:30
Ashe County at Starmount, 8
Forbush at South Stokes, 8
Women's basketball
Ashe

Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Monday, January 26 Men's basketball North Surry 83, Forbush 79 Women's basketball North Surry 56, Forbush 49 Wrestling North Surry 51, Forbush 25 Tuesday, January 27 Men's basketball Elkin at West Wilkes, 7:30 Ashe County at Starmount, 8 Forbush at South Stokes, 8 Women's basketball Ashe

Tourney time for Forbush, Starmount

Forbush and Starmount head into their respective conference tournaments Saturday with a number of wrestlers who will make some noise. The Falcons will take 12 to Mount Airy for the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference tournament. They are led by 152-pounder Isaac McMillan (31-0); Caleb Price (106, 33-4); Tyler Hailey (138, 22-4); Cody Farmer (120,

ELKIN — Starmount outscored Elkin 16-2 in the fourth quarter to claim a 51-30 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference win Thursday night.
“They knew it was going to be tough,” Starmount coach Rocky Horton said of his team.
The Buckin' Elks had no answer for Kyler Gregory, who dropped in 20 points in the post.
Ras Walker led Elkin w

Starmount goes 3-for-3

ELKIN — Starmount outscored Elkin 16-2 in the fourth quarter to claim a 51-30 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference win Thursday night. “They knew it was going to be tough,” Starmount coach Rocky Horton said of his team. The Buckin' Elks had no answer for Kyler Gregory, who dropped in 20 points in the post. Ras Walker led Elkin w

Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Tuesday, January 20 Men's basketball Wilkes Central 53, Elkin 34 East Wilkes 62, North Wilkes 38 Starmount 57, Alleghany 47 Forbush 79, Surry Central 73 Women's basketball Surry Central 53, Forbush 46 Wilkes Central 65, Elkin 57 North Wilkes 65, East Wilkes 49 Alleghany 57, Starmount 32 Wre

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Elkin swept the swimming titles at the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference meet Saturday.
Elkin coaches Oz Prim and Emily Morrison also earned men's and women's coach of the year awards, respectively.
In addition, Elkin's Palmer Duncan shared the swimmer of the year award with North Wilkes' Elizabeth McCann.
“Palmer

Elkin claims MVAC titles

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Elkin swept the swimming titles at the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference meet Saturday. Elkin coaches Oz Prim and Emily Morrison also earned men's and women's coach of the year awards, respectively. In addition, Elkin's Palmer Duncan shared the swimmer of the year award with North Wilkes' Elizabeth McCann. “Palmer

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change
Thursday, January 22
Men's basketball
North Stokes at Elkin, cancelled
Starmount 51, Elkin 30
Women's basketball
North Stokes at Elkin, cancelled
Starmount at Elkin 64, Starmount 23
Wrestling
Wilkes Central 45, Starmount 27
Friday, January 23
Men's basketball
Starmount at Elkin, rescheduled

Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Thursday, January 22 Men's basketball North Stokes at Elkin, cancelled Starmount 51, Elkin 30 Women's basketball North Stokes at Elkin, cancelled Starmount at Elkin 64, Starmount 23 Wrestling Wilkes Central 45, Starmount 27 Friday, January 23 Men's basketball Starmount at Elkin, rescheduled

Starmount outscored Elkin 16-2 in the fourth quarter to claim a 51-30 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference win Thursday night.
“They knew it was going to be tough,” Starmount coach Rocky Horton said of his team.
“My kids played hard,” Elkin coach Kenneth Abrams said. “That was a good basketball game. I was proud of th

Starmount stops Elkin, 51-30

Starmount outscored Elkin 16-2 in the fourth quarter to claim a 51-30 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference win Thursday night. “They knew it was going to be tough,” Starmount coach Rocky Horton said of his team. “My kids played hard,” Elkin coach Kenneth Abrams said. “That was a good basketball game. I was proud of th

Miracle Walters had 15 points and Kylie Thomas added 14 as Elkin defeated Starmount, 64-23, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game Thursday night.
“Nice to get back in the win column,” Elkin coach Derek Carter said. “Got to win the home games.”
Elkin came strong out early, rolling to a 23-3 lead and leading 26-7 aft

Elks ease past Rams, 64-23

Miracle Walters had 15 points and Kylie Thomas added 14 as Elkin defeated Starmount, 64-23, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game Thursday night. “Nice to get back in the win column,” Elkin coach Derek Carter said. “Got to win the home games.” Elkin came strong out early, rolling to a 23-3 lead and leading 26-7 aft

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The Eagles outscored the Elks by 10 in the second half as they defeated Elkin, 65-57, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Tuesday night. “We came out of the gate and played really well,” Elkin coach Derek Carter said, adding that in the second quarter, “we went cold; we had a little bit of foul trouble. “Overall, not

BOONVILLE — Starmount followed up Tuesday night's 57-47 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference win over Alleghany with a 72-41 win over neighborhood rival Forbush Wednesday night.
The win over Alleghany gave the Rams, now 11-1 overall and 7-0, the MVAC lead at the midpoint of the conference season. The Spartans fell to 11-2 and 5-1. Both teams

Starmount tops Alleghany, Forbush

BOONVILLE — Starmount followed up Tuesday night's 57-47 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference win over Alleghany with a 72-41 win over neighborhood rival Forbush Wednesday night. The win over Alleghany gave the Rams, now 11-1 overall and 7-0, the MVAC lead at the midpoint of the conference season. The Spartans fell to 11-2 and 5-1. Both teams

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HAYS — Chandler Bare scored 18 points and pulled down 31 rebounds as East Wilkes won its second game in a row, 62-38, over North Wilkes Tuesday night. “Chandler worked hard on the glass and helped us offensively as well,” East coach Brad Davis said. Will Jolly had 17 points, eight rebounds, and three steals as the Cardinals impr

Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Tuesday, January 20 Men's basketball Wilkes Central 53, Elkin 34 East Wilkes 62, North Wilkes 38 Starmount 57, Alleghany 47 Forbush 79, Surry Central 73 Women's basketball Surry Central 53, Forbush 46 Wilkes Central 65, Elkin 57 North Wilkes 65, East Wilkes 49 Alleghany 57, Starmount 32 Wre

BOONVILLE — The Starmount women lost two games in two nights, but the Rams are showing signs of being anything but an easy out now.
Starmount fell 57-32 at Alleghany Tuesday night before falling to Forbush 69-42 Wednesday night at home.
Of the Alleghany game, Starmount coach Mike Dodson said his team is “giving up too many points in t

Rams improving, but fall twice

BOONVILLE — The Starmount women lost two games in two nights, but the Rams are showing signs of being anything but an easy out now. Starmount fell 57-32 at Alleghany Tuesday night before falling to Forbush 69-42 Wednesday night at home. Of the Alleghany game, Starmount coach Mike Dodson said his team is “giving up too many points in t

EAST BEND — When Forbush's Isaac McMillan took Carver's Cornelius Tribble by fall in a wrestling match Friday night, he secured his place in Forbush athletic history.
The win was McMillan's 100th varsity win.
“That's special,” Forbush coach Jeff Farmer said. “It puts him in some elite company.”
Farmer said the win p

Forbush wrestler just keeps on winning

EAST BEND — When Forbush's Isaac McMillan took Carver's Cornelius Tribble by fall in a wrestling match Friday night, he secured his place in Forbush athletic history. The win was McMillan's 100th varsity win. “That's special,” Forbush coach Jeff Farmer said. “It puts him in some elite company.” Farmer said the win p





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