New Year’s Resolutions: Spring Sports

New Year’s Resolutions: Spring Sports

It’s time for part two of the New Year’s Resolutions, this time moving on to the spring sports.Before getting to how each team can improve...

January 3rd, 2016 updated: January 6th, 2016. |  


Basketball: New Year’s Resolutions for Elkin, East Wilkes, and Starmount

Basketball: New Year’s Resolutions for Elkin, East Wilkes, and Starmount

Friday marks the start of a new year, and as each sports team has its own resolutions, it’s time to reflect on what a wonderful year of sports 2...

January 1st, 2016 |  


Young athletes spread Christmas cheer

Young athletes spread Christmas cheer

The Elkin Middle School boys basketball team took time off the court Dec. 23 to volunteer at Pruitt Health of Elkin. This is just one example of how H...

December 30th, 2015 |  


Starmount Student-Athletes of the Month named

Starmount Student-Athletes of the Month named

BOONVILLE — Starmount recently named its Student-Athletes of the Month for the months of October and November, and neither two are surprising at...

December 28th, 2015 |  


Student-Athlete Stories: Brandi Parks

Student-Athlete Stories: Brandi Parks

RONDA — There was never any question as to who the most intense player on the East Wilkes softball team was last year. Now, that player has grad...

December 24th, 2015 |  


Baseball Academy registration open

The U.S Baseball Academy’s Spring Training 2016 is coming to Elkin High School early in the new year.On Jan. 16, 23, 30, and Feb. 30, the camp w...

December 23rd, 2015 |  


Student-Athlete Stories: Daniel Brinegar

Student-Athlete Stories: Daniel Brinegar

If a person was to look up the meaning of the word “leader” in Elkin High School’s dictionary, Daniel Brinegar would be there, becau...

December 22nd, 2015 updated: December 22nd, 2015. |  


Elkin wrestling dominates Huskies

WEST JEFFERSON — Elkin picked up wins in every weight class on Friday night, handing Ashe a 75-0 loss.The evening started with the 106-pound cla...

December 21st, 2015 |  


Student-Athlete Stories: Erin Barr

Student-Athlete Stories: Erin Barr

To be a champion in any sport, one has to set the bar high to always be as competitive as they can be. For Brevard College’s Erin Barr, setting ...

December 20th, 2015 |  


Elks split with West Wilkes

Elkin Girls (9-0) vs. West Wilkes (1-7) @ Millers Creek1st2nd3rd4thFElkin913181151West Wilkes1079935Elkin Boys (0-9) vs. West Wilkes (4-4) @ Millers C...

December 20th, 2015 |  


RECAP: Rams fall to Huskies

RECAP: Rams fall to Huskies

BOONVILLE — Friday night’s games did not have the endings for which the Starmount boys or girls basketball teams had hoped.GIRLS: Ashe Cou...

December 20th, 2015 |  


Conference Cup standings

Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, has announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup compe...

December 18th, 2015 |  


Rams dominate Buckin’ Elks

Rams dominate Buckin’ Elks

In the first game between conference rivals Starmount and Elkin Tuesday night, it didn’t take long for one team to establish it was superior.Sta...

December 17th, 2015 |  


Lady Elks stay perfect

Lady Elks stay perfect

Tuesday night basketball at Elkin High School might not have offered some close games, but it did remind sports enthusiasts who the stronger teams are...

December 17th, 2015 |  


Rec ball practice underway

Rec ball practice underway

Six-year-old Tesslea Colbert shoots the ball during a practice at the Elkin Recreation Center.Six-year-old Dylan Zamudio looks to pass the ball during...

December 16th, 2015 |  


Wrestling big for Big “A”

Wrestling big for Big “A”

EAST BEND — It’s fitting that in a tournament named in memory of the late great Austin Macemore, Starmount would perform well.Nine schools...

December 13th, 2015 |  


Fourth quarter blunder thwarts Rams

Fourth quarter blunder thwarts Rams

BOONVILLE — A lot can happen in five minutes, and unfortunately for the Starmount Rams, it took less than that for their opponent to pull away F...

December 12th, 2015 updated: December 13th, 2015. |  


Girls Basketball: Rams look highly improved in loss to Forbush Friday night

Girls Basketball: Rams look highly improved in loss to Forbush Friday night

BOONVILLE — Starmount girls basketball looks like it’s on the verge of a victory, but it didn’t come Friday night.The girls fell 58-...

December 12th, 2015 |  


Eagles fly over Buckin’ Elks

The Elkin boys basketball team was tough to beat in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference back in 2013, winning the regular season championship. Sin...

December 12th, 2015 |  


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 |  


Mid-week games: Elkin boys and girls

The trends continued for the Elkin boys and girls basketball programs, and while that’s good for one, it’s not as good for the other.The E...

December 11th, 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 |  


Softball: East Wilkes’ Caitlyn Macemore signs with Milligan College

Softball: East Wilkes’ Caitlyn Macemore signs with Milligan College

RONDA — A bit of fire power was added to the Milligan Buffaloes’ softball roster for 2017, and it comes in the form of an East Wilkes seni...

December 9th, 2015 |  


Basketball: Forbush 54 – Starmount Rams 48

Basketball: Forbush 54 – Starmount Rams 48

EAST BEND - There’s no doubt that when rivals, when they face each other, are going to make some noise and pack the house. Starmount and Forbush...

December 6th, 2015 |  


Girls Basketball: 50 straight losses for Starmount program

Girls Basketball: 50 straight losses for Starmount program

EAST BEND - The Starmount girls basketball team reached a milestone Friday night against the Forbush Falcons, but it’s one that they shouldnR...

December 6th, 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 updated: 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 updated: 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 ni...

November 29th, 2015 updated: 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 updated: 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 |