Jim Fuller

Position: Content producer/sports reporter
E-Mail Address: jfuller@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 336-835-1513

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Upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Friday, November 21 Football 1AA 2nd round: Starmount 34, Bessemer City 16 Men's basketball Surry Central 60, East Wilkes 45 Forbush at West Wilkes, no report Women's basketball Forbush at West Wilkes, no report Surry Central 52, East Wilkes 38 Monday, November 24 Men's basketball Forbush a

WILKESBORO — Elizabeth McCann will be swimming for Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2015.
“She's a versatile swimmer,” Elkin Wet Lightning and Elkin High School swim coach Oz Prim said.
Prim said he expects McCann, who is entering her senior season at North Wilkes, to be one of the Bears' top four swimmers. He said he expects her to h

McCann signs with Bears

WILKESBORO — Elizabeth McCann will be swimming for Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2015. “She's a versatile swimmer,” Elkin Wet Lightning and Elkin High School swim coach Oz Prim said. Prim said he expects McCann, who is entering her senior season at North Wilkes, to be one of the Bears' top four swimmers. He said he expects her to h

No. 5 Starmount (9-3) at No. 4 Bessemer City (9-3), 7:30
Bessemer City, the Southern Piedmont co-champions, comes in having won six of their last seven games.
That one loss, though, is a 39-26 loss to Cherryville — a team Starmount beat 75-27 in the opening round of the 1AA playoffs.
The Yellowjackets advanced with a 28-21 win over 13th-se

Friday night preview

No. 5 Starmount (9-3) at No. 4 Bessemer City (9-3), 7:30 Bessemer City, the Southern Piedmont co-champions, comes in having won six of their last seven games. That one loss, though, is a 39-26 loss to Cherryville — a team Starmount beat 75-27 in the opening round of the 1AA playoffs. The Yellowjackets advanced with a 28-21 win over 13th-se

Upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Friday, November 21 Football 1AA 2nd round: Starmount at Bessemer City, 7:30 Men's basketball East Wilkes at Surry Central, 8 Forbush at West Wilkes, 8 Women's basketball Forbush at West Wilkes, 6 East Wilkes at Surry Central, 6:30 Saturday, November 22 Wrestling RJ Reynolds at Elkin, 9 Mo

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Furman and Samford each placed three student-athletes on all-conference teams, as the Southern Conference announced its 2014 all-conference and individual award winners on Tuesday.
Regular season champion Furman claimed three first-team all-conference honors, one all-freshman honor and two individual honors. Sophomore mid

Former Ram named Southern Conference player of the year

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Furman and Samford each placed three student-athletes on all-conference teams, as the Southern Conference announced its 2014 all-conference and individual award winners on Tuesday. Regular season champion Furman claimed three first-team all-conference honors, one all-freshman honor and two individual honors. Sophomore mid

Elkin lost its first four; won its next six; and lost its last two.
They started the season battling injuries and they finished the season battling injuries.
“I think you've got a team that started off the season with injuries,” Elkin head coach Scott Wood said. “One that could very easily folded its tents.”
Wood said com

Elkin seniors leave shoes to fill

Elkin lost its first four; won its next six; and lost its last two. They started the season battling injuries and they finished the season battling injuries. “I think you've got a team that started off the season with injuries,” Elkin head coach Scott Wood said. “One that could very easily folded its tents.” Wood said com

Adkins optimistic about East Wilkes future

RONDA — The East Wilkes football season ended in Mount Gilead Friday night. After Chase Vernon scored on a five-yard pass from Chris Ward, the Cardinals led the Warriors 7-6. “The first quarter played out exactly the way we wanted it to,” East Wilkes head coach J.K.Adkins said. “We made it a real boring game.” Adkin

BOONVILLE — The Lowe's Heroes Project, a volunteer program conducted by employees of Lowe's Home Improvement corporate offices, brought a lot of joy to the Life Skills class at Starmount High School this fall.
“They have remodeled a whole kitchen,” Starmount Principal Cody Hemric said. “What they did was just amazing. They

Lowe's project makes impact

BOONVILLE — The Lowe's Heroes Project, a volunteer program conducted by employees of Lowe's Home Improvement corporate offices, brought a lot of joy to the Life Skills class at Starmount High School this fall. “They have remodeled a whole kitchen,” Starmount Principal Cody Hemric said. “What they did was just amazing. They

RALEIGH — Ledford captured the Carolina Cup in the 12th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state invitational cheerleading championships at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday night.
Forbush came away with the “Super large varsity non tumble” championship, edging Elizabeth City Northeastern, 124.25-123.6

Falcons claim cheerleading title

RALEIGH — Ledford captured the Carolina Cup in the 12th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state invitational cheerleading championships at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday night. Forbush came away with the “Super large varsity non tumble” championship, edging Elizabeth City Northeastern, 124.25-123.6

Forbush dominated men's soccer honors when the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference awards were announced.
Robert Cornelius was named conference player of the year and Seth Davis was named coach of the year as the Falcons swept top the honors.
Cornelius and Davis also garnered the All-Region player of the year and All-Region coach of the year, re

Cornelius, Falcons dominate All-WPAC squad

Forbush dominated men's soccer honors when the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference awards were announced. Robert Cornelius was named conference player of the year and Seth Davis was named coach of the year as the Falcons swept top the honors. Cornelius and Davis also garnered the All-Region player of the year and All-Region coach of the year, re

BOONVILLE — The Lowe's Heroes Project, a volunteer program conducted by employees of Lowe's Home Improvement corporate offices, brought a lot of joy to the Life Skills class at Starmount High School this fall.
“They have remodeled a whole kitchen,” Starmount Principal Cody Hemric said. “What they did was just amazing. They

Lowe's project makes impact

BOONVILLE — The Lowe's Heroes Project, a volunteer program conducted by employees of Lowe's Home Improvement corporate offices, brought a lot of joy to the Life Skills class at Starmount High School this fall. “They have remodeled a whole kitchen,” Starmount Principal Cody Hemric said. “What they did was just amazing. They

Recent results and upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Friday, November 14 Football 1AA 1st round: West Montgomery 51, East Wilkes 7 1AA 1st round: Starmount 75, Cherryville 27 1A 1st round: West Columbus 30, Elkin 25 Thursday, November 20 No events scheduled Friday, November 21 Football 1AA 2nd round: Starmount at Bessemer City, 7:30 Men's bask

BOONVILLE — Trey Lomax and John Johnson combined for 374 yards rushing as Starmount completely dominated an outmanned Cherryville team, 75-27, in a 1AA first-round playoff game.
Starmount, the fifth seed, now heads to Bessemer City, the fourth seed, for a second-round matchup Friday night.
The domination was such that when Johnson scored on

Starmount moves on

BOONVILLE — Trey Lomax and John Johnson combined for 374 yards rushing as Starmount completely dominated an outmanned Cherryville team, 75-27, in a 1AA first-round playoff game. Starmount, the fifth seed, now heads to Bessemer City, the fourth seed, for a second-round matchup Friday night. The domination was such that when Johnson scored on

East Wilkes falls to West Montgomery

MT. GILEAD — West Montgomery scored four touchdowns of more than 50 yards as they defeated East Wilkes, 51-7, in a first-round 1AA playoff game Friday night. Jo Leake and Fred Lomax each scored twice as the top-seeded Warriors improved to 11-1. West Montgomery hosts No. 8 Walkertown, 9-2, in the second round Friday night. The Wolfpack advan

BOONVILLE — Trey Lomax and John Johnson combined for 374 yards rushing as Starmount completely dominated an outmanned Cherryville team, 75-27, in a 1AA first-round playoff game.
Starmount, the fifth seed, now heads to Bessemer City, the fourth seed, for a second-round matchup Friday night.
The domination was such that when Johnson scored on

Starmount moves on

BOONVILLE — Trey Lomax and John Johnson combined for 374 yards rushing as Starmount completely dominated an outmanned Cherryville team, 75-27, in a 1AA first-round playoff game. Starmount, the fifth seed, now heads to Bessemer City, the fourth seed, for a second-round matchup Friday night. The domination was such that when Johnson scored on

No. 5 Starmount (9-3) at No. 4 Bessemer City (9-3), 7:30
Bessemer City, the Southern Piedmont co-champions, comes in having won six of their last seven games.
That one loss, though, is a 39-26 loss to Cherryville — a team Starmount beat 75-27 in the opening round of the 1AA playoffs.
The Yellowjackets advanced with a 28-21 win over 13th-se

Friday night preview

No. 5 Starmount (9-3) at No. 4 Bessemer City (9-3), 7:30 Bessemer City, the Southern Piedmont co-champions, comes in having won six of their last seven games. That one loss, though, is a 39-26 loss to Cherryville — a team Starmount beat 75-27 in the opening round of the 1AA playoffs. The Yellowjackets advanced with a 28-21 win over 13th-se

Upcoming schedule

*Dates, times, and locations subject to change Wednesday, November 19 No events scheduled Thursday, November 20 No events scheduled Friday, November 21 Football 1AA 2nd round: Starmount at Bessemer City, 7:30 Men's basketball East Wilkes at Surry Central, 8 Forbush at West Wilkes, 8 Women's basketball Forbush at West Wilkes, 6 East Wil

Despite their 3-8 record and No. 14 seed, West Columbus impressed Elkin head coach Scott Wood on film. Wood said West Columbus “may be the biggest and most athletic team we have seen all year.”
Friday night, Wood's third-seeded Buckin' Elks got to see West Columbus up close and personal and the results weren't good for Elkin fans.
Wes

Vikings end Buckin' Elk season

Despite their 3-8 record and No. 14 seed, West Columbus impressed Elkin head coach Scott Wood on film. Wood said West Columbus “may be the biggest and most athletic team we have seen all year.” Friday night, Wood's third-seeded Buckin' Elks got to see West Columbus up close and personal and the results weren't good for Elkin fans. Wes

RONDA — East Wilkes Middle School won its second straight Super Bowl championship Nov. 3, defeating Ashe County in West Jefferson, 30-22.
“It was kind of back and forth,” East Wilkes head coach Eddie Settle said of the game. “They were a much bigger team than we were; size and number of kids.
“Those mountain guys, th

Cardinals claim middle school title

RONDA — East Wilkes Middle School won its second straight Super Bowl championship Nov. 3, defeating Ashe County in West Jefferson, 30-22. “It was kind of back and forth,” East Wilkes head coach Eddie Settle said of the game. “They were a much bigger team than we were; size and number of kids. “Those mountain guys, th

Carter Hampton of Ronda turned 11 last Friday.
In just his third season of competitive go-kart racing, the Elkin Elementary fifth-grader has won 21 races — with 17 of those wins coming in 2014.
His grandfather, Jeff Smith, had bought him a go-kart when he was younger and then his father, Marty, took Carter to Bear Creek Raceway in Dobson to

Ronda kart driver cool with winning

Carter Hampton of Ronda turned 11 last Friday. In just his third season of competitive go-kart racing, the Elkin Elementary fifth-grader has won 21 races — with 17 of those wins coming in 2014. His grandfather, Jeff Smith, had bought him a go-kart when he was younger and then his father, Marty, took Carter to Bear Creek Raceway in Dobson to





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