Matt Dunn competes, places in U. S. Open

Matt Dunn competes, places in U. S. Open

Matt Dunn, the head wrestling coach at Elkin High School, accomplished something that he had not done in 13 years. He competed in and placed in a high...

May 17th, 2018 |  


NC Punishers win gold

NC Punishers win gold

EDEN — Capped off by a thrilling walk-off come-from-behind win in the championship game, the Elkin-based NC Punishers 12U fastpitch team won the...

May 16th, 2018 updated: May 16th, 2018. |  


Starmount holds tennis fundraiser

Starmount holds tennis fundraiser

BOONVILLE — Starmount High School hosted a community doubles tennis tournament on May 5 in Boonville. The tournament was sponsored by men’...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Mathis signs with Catawba

Mathis signs with Catawba

East Wilkes football player, Orion Mathis, signs his Letter of Intent to play football at Catawba College starting this fall. Orion was joined at the ...

May 16th, 2018 |  


Lloyd named High School Academic All-American

The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) announced the 2018 High School Academic All-Americans for the 2017-2018 school year. This marks t...

May 15th, 2018 |  


East Wilkes advances to third round

East Wilkes advances to third round

RONDA — In a game that only lasted 85 minutes, the East Wilkes Cardinals baseball team put on one of its best performances of the season. The Ca...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Lady Elks soccer wins first round, falls in second

Lady Elks soccer wins first round, falls in second

The Elkin Lady Elks took a dramatic 5-3 win over Hayesville on Wednesday afternoon in the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Ass...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Starmount soccer advances to third round

BOONVILLE — On Saturday afternoon, the Starmount Lady Rams hosted Highlands High School in the second round of the North Carolina High School At...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Hall earns WGCA All-East Region Honors

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. — The Women’s Golf Coaches Association recently released its 2018 Division III Awards at the WGCA Division III Aw...

May 14th, 2018 |  


MVAC Tournament and Western Regional tennis results

MVAC Tournament and Western Regional tennis results

It was a busy past few weeks for the tennis athletes from Elkin, East Wilkes and Starmount. First on the agenda was the Mountain Valley Athletic Confe...

May 8th, 2018 |  


East Wilkes Lady Cardinals fall in championship

East Wilkes Lady Cardinals fall in championship

SPARTA — In the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference championship softball game, East Wilkes took the trip up the mountain to take on the top-ran...

May 8th, 2018 |  


1A Midwest Golf Regional results

The 1A Midwest Golf Regional Championship took place at Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin. The course was par 72 and had a yardage of 6,476.Elkin, East...

May 8th, 2018 |  


Vestal signs with Guilford

Vestal signs with Guilford

East Wilkes’ Bryce Vestal signs to play football and baseball at Guilford College starting this fall. Vestal was a stand-out athlete at East Wil...

May 8th, 2018 |  


Adkins named as Bears’ new football coach

Adkins named as Bears’ new football coach

RONDA — On Friday morning, Mount Airy High School named former East Wilkes football coach, Jasson “J.K.” Adkins, as the head coach o...

May 4th, 2018 updated: May 4th, 2018. |  


Lloyd signs with Queens University

Lloyd signs with Queens University

On Friday afternoon in the Elkin High School Media Center, Jude Lloyd had a signing ceremony to commemorate his acceptance of a scholarship to continu...

May 1st, 2018 |  


Buckin’ Elks fall in final games of the season

Buckin’ Elks fall in final games of the season

The Elkin Buckin’ Elks baseball team played two conference games last week. On Thursday night, the Elks hosted West Wilkes, and on Friday, Elkin...

May 1st, 2018 |  


Cardinals split games with Alleghany

Cardinals split games with Alleghany

RONDA — Over the past week, the East Wilkes Cardinals baseball team has earned wins and losses. Last Thursday, the Cardinals hosted Alleghany in...

May 1st, 2018 |  


MVAC names basketball All Conference

MVAC names basketball All Conference

The Mountain Valley Athletic Conference has released the All Conference and Honorable Mention recipients for the men’s and women’s 2017-20...

May 1st, 2018 |  


East Wilkes takes win in first round of MVAC tournament

East Wilkes takes win in first round of MVAC tournament

RONDA — The first round of the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference softball tournament kicked off on Monday night as East Wilkes hosted North Wi...

May 1st, 2018 |  


Lady Elks fall in two games

Lady Elks fall in two games

The Elkin Lady Elks ended its regular season run last week with games against West Wilkes and Ashe County. In the first game, Elkin fell to West Wilke...

May 1st, 2018 |  


Cardinals come away with win over Elks

Cardinals come away with win over Elks

RONDA — Last week, the Elkin Buckin’ Elks traveled the short distance to Ronda to take on the East Wilkes Cardinals on the baseball diamon...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Local sports briefs

First Elk Day to be held on SaturdayOn Saturday, Elkin High School will be hosting the first Elk Day at Elkin High School.Elk Day gives an opportunity...

April 24th, 2018 |  


MVAC golf results

WEST JEFFERSON — The Elkin men’s golf team competed in a conference match hosted by Ashe County last week. The teams traveled to Mountain ...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Lady Rams clinch win over Cardinals

Lady Rams clinch win over Cardinals

BOONVILLE — The Starmount Lady Rams softball team earned an important conference win on Friday night over the East Wilkes Cardinals. Coming into...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Starmount takes vital MVAC win over East Wilkes

Starmount takes vital MVAC win over East Wilkes

BOONVILLE — Coming down to the last few weeks of the regular season, baseball teams are looking for wins now more than ever. In the Mountain Val...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Lady Rams take win over Cardinals

Lady Rams take win over Cardinals

BOONVILLE — The Starmount Rams defeated the Lady Cardinals of East Wilkes on Friday afternoon by a score of 4-2. The Lady Cardinals scored the f...

April 24th, 2018 |  


East Wilkes bests Elkin on the court

East Wilkes bests Elkin on the court

RONDA — The 2018 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference tennis championship came down to the last match of the season between the Elkin Buckin̵...

April 24th, 2018 |  


Elkin, East Wilkes track results

Elkin and East Wilkes competed in a track meet on Tuesday afternoon at Elkin. The Lady Elks placed third, while the Buckin’ Elks placed first. E...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Lady Elks down Cardinals in penalty shootout

Lady Elks down Cardinals in penalty shootout

RONDA — The East Wilkes Cardinals hosted the Elkin Lady Elks in a game that went 100 minutes and saw a penalty kick shootout. After 80 minutes o...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Pardue signs with Mars Hill

Pardue signs with Mars Hill

East Wilkes basketball player Alexis Pardue signs her National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Mars Hill University. Pardue has been a standout...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Elkin drops MVAC game against Starmount

Elkin drops MVAC game against Starmount

The Buckin’ Elks hosted Starmount last week in a vital Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game. Elkin had an early lead over the Rams, but the ...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Elkin falls to hard-hitting Lady Rams

Elkin falls to hard-hitting Lady Rams

The Elkin Lady Elks hosted their Battle of the Bridge conference opponents, Starmount, last week in Elkin. Starmount put down an impressive performanc...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Elkin tennis takes win over Starmount

Last week, the Elkin men’s tennis team took on Starmount in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game. Elkin put down an impressive performance...

April 17th, 2018 |  


East Wilkes spring sports results

RONDA — The East Wilkes Cardinals softball, soccer, baseball and tennis teams played several games last week across the area. Some teams took ho...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Starmount soccer takes win over Elkin

In the second meeting between the Lady Elks and Lady Rams soccer team, it was a hard fought battle between both teams. Elkin was able to score first, ...

April 16th, 2018 |  


ACC Barnstorming Tour takes over East Bend

ACC Barnstorming Tour takes over East Bend

EAST BEND — In a gym that’s usually filled with red, white and blue, Carolina blue and Duke blue were the dominating colors. On Tuesday ni...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Local sports briefs

FHS women’s soccer alumni recognition gameEAST BEND — Forbush High School will be hosting alumni recognition for former Forbush women̵...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Mayes signs with Guilford College

Mayes signs with Guilford College

Elkin football player, Jaylen Mayes, signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Guilford College starting this fall. Mayes had been a fo...

April 11th, 2018 |  


East Wilkes earns vital conference win

East Wilkes earns vital conference win

HAYS — The East Wilkes Cardinals traveled to Hays on Wednesday night for an important Mountain Valley Athletic Conference match-up against the N...

April 10th, 2018 |  


Elkin continues successful spring seasons

Elkin continues successful spring seasons

The Elkin baseball, softball, soccer and tennis teams competed in conference and non-conference games over the past week. Some teams had wins, while o...

April 10th, 2018 |  


East Wilkes tennis results

RONDA — The East Wilkes men’s tennis team has had a successful 2018 season. The Cardinals are 6-4 overall, and 6-1 in the Mountain Valley ...

April 10th, 2018 |  


Starmount spring sports results

BOONVILLE — The Starmount baseball, softball, soccer and tennis teams competed in conference and non-conference games last week. Results from th...

April 10th, 2018 |  


Local sports briefs

Terry Adams Tri-Football Camp to be heldThe Terry Adams Tri-Football Camp will be held on June 19 at Elkin High School. The camp is for ages 10-17. Th...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Local tennis team makes National Championship

Local tennis team makes National Championship

Two local Elkin residents will take to the courts at the United States Tennis Association National Championship in Arizona this weekend. Richard Edwar...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Cardinals pull off dramatic comeback win

Cardinals pull off dramatic comeback win

RONDA – Baseball has a way of surprising everyone in the stands and on the field. On Thursday night, East Wilkes hosted Wilkes Central in a game...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Harris signs with Guilford College

Harris signs with Guilford College

Elkin football player, Tevin Harris, signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Guilford College starting this Fall. Harris has been a t...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Wildlife Commission opens hatchery supported trout waters April 7

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 7. The seas...

April 2nd, 2018 |  


Cardinal Heat places first

Cardinal Heat places first

The Cardinal Heat sixth-grade girls basketball team finished off their season March 18 in the Boone RoundBall tournament. The team had a successfully ...

April 1st, 2018 |  


Elkin area wrestlers fare well at NHSCA

Elkin area wrestlers fare well at NHSCA

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — North Carolina college basketball fans are usually well aware of the number of McDonald’s All Americans that are mem...

March 31st, 2018 |  


Surry golf team dedicates win to late coach

Surry golf team dedicates win to late coach

DOBSON — As a retired first sergeant in the Army, the late Tom Pendergraft loved taking his Surry Community College golf team to the Intercolleg...

March 30th, 2018 |