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Fencers carry well deserved swagger

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Elkin High School junior Matthew Schumak, sophomore Lindsey Shinkle and freshmen Drake Bogart and Dakota Dudley-Doss are a Buckin’ Elks team of four fencers who have proven they can back up their swagger in the sport statewide.They seem to do it in an individual and team style that at first comes across almost casually disarming until one spends more time with them.The group who finished second in the state high school fencing championships this year and first last year, as if on cue, becomes engaging and intense once the subject turns to fencing and a noticeable change in atmosphere and intensity level becomes immediately present around them.

 

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RONDA — Several Rams competed well at the track and field meet at East Wilkes Thursday.“Brittany Brown had a great meet with a personal record in 100 hurdles,” Starmount Coach Emily Curtis said in an email. “She is the only freshman girl participating in the conference meet.“I’m really looking forward to seeing my 4x200 and 4x100 relay teams compete at conference,” Curtis said. “The 4x2 team ran at the state meet last year ...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

Friday, April 18BaseballAlleghany 5, Elkin 1East Wilkes 7, North Wilkes 1Women’s SoccerEast Wilkes 7, North Wilkes 2Elkin 9, Alleghany 0SoftballEast Wilkes 2, Beddingfield 1East Wilkes 8, East Wake 6Elkin 13, Alleghany 9SaturdaySoftballEa...

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Camp scheduled

KING — West Stokes basketball coach Dan Spainhour will be holding his annual East Coast basketball day camp June 23-26 and a shooting camp June 16-19 on the campus of West Stokes High School in King.The day camp, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, is open for boys and girls in third through 10th grades. The shooting camp is open for boys and girls in fifth through 11th grades and runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day.The cost is $150 per session....

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East Wilkes clinches winning record

RONDA — East Wilkes didn’t drop a set on its way to a 9-0 win over Alleghany on Senior Day Thursday afternoon.“Today was a great way to end our regular season,” East Wilkes Coach Aaron Simmons said. “It’s always special to be able to see your seniors win their last home match, and Jeffrey (Haynes), Stone (Bauguess), and Justus (Brickey) were able to do just that.“Each of our seniors represent our team and school with an excellent...

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Track is back at East Wilkes

RONDA — Track and field returned to East Wilkes High School as five teams competed on a sun-splashed day.“It was pretty cool,” said East Wilkes distance runner and senior Will Jolly. “It’s the first time in a while.“We practice here, so it’s cool running on this.”It had been more than 20 years since East Wilkes hosted a track and field meet. At the end of the 2013 season, the regulation track was complete....

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

Thursday, April 17BaseballAshe County 7, Starmount 5Men’s GolfAlleghany 169, Elkin 174, East Wilkes 179, Starmount 179Women’s SoccerAshe County 6, Starmount 1Men’s TennisEast Wilkes 9, Alleghany 0Elkin 9, Starmount 0Friday, April 18...

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Sports Roundup

Elkin improved to 11-1 with a 9-0 win over Starmount in men’s tennis at Elkin Municipal Park Thursday.ResultsSingles — No. 1: Ryan Schell def. Nick Worley 6-0, 6-0; No. 2: David Bullin def. Jonathan Allison 6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Chad Vestal def. Josh Tucker 6-0, 6-0; No. 4: Jacob Lyon def. Shane Herko 6-0, 6-0; No. 5: Matthew Schumak def. Jacob Gwyn 6-0, 6-0; No. 6: Jarrett Peterson def. Avery Stanley 6-0, 6-0.Doubles — No. 1: Reed Turner-Isaac Po...

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Sports Roundup

Will Altemueller threw a one-hitter and Drew Shinkle nearly hit for the cycle as host Elkin defeated Ashe County, 9-2, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game Wednesday night.“He hit the strike zone all night long,” Elkin Coach Steve Martin said. “He was mowing them down.”Altemueller finished with 12 strikeouts.Shinkle finished his night with a home run, two doubles and a single. He came within a play at third base — trying ...

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SCC golf teams qualify for national tournaments

NEW BERN — Surry Community College’s golf team has qualified for the national junior college tournament with a strong showing at the Region X Championship.The men’s team finished second with four players in the top 10. The women’s duo of Kasie Tolbert and Gatlin Hiatt each placed in the top six.Coach Tom Pendergraft said he was very proud of his team. The men have qualified for the national tournament in Plymouth, Ind., May 18-22, while the women ...

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Call, McCormick repeat winners at Friendship

Chad Call, Tyler Arrington, Michael Harrell, James Graybeal and Chase McCormick all went home winners Saturday night at Friendship Motor Speedway.Call, in Super Stock, and McCormick, in SECA Crates, also won on opening night April 5.All divisions will be in action this Saturday night.Results — Super Stock: 1. Chad Call; 2. Bill Robbins; 3. Steve Faw. Open Wheel Modifieds: 1. Tyler Arrington; 2. Buck Stevens; 3. Jeff Parsons. Renegades: 1. Michael Harrell...

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Elkin grad giving back

For first-year Elkin Middle School tennis coach Jeremiah Morrison, tennis has been important for a long time.“My grandpa gave me my first tennis racket at age 5,” Morrison said. “I just loved being out with him.”Morrison’s grandmother, Chrisella Morrison, died that year. Playing tennis with his grandfather, Melvin Morrison, was good therapy for both of them.Morrison put tennis aside two years later, but picked it up again at age 1...

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