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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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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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Recent results and upcoming schedule

Tuesday, April 15BaseballAshe County at Elkin, ppd. to WednesdayEast Wilkes at Alleghany, ppd.West Wilkes at Starmount, ppd.Women’s SoccerAshe County at Elkin, ppd.East Wilkes at Alleghany, ppd.West Wilkes at Starmount, ppd. to WednesdaySoftballAshe County at Elkin, ppd. to WednesdayWednesday,...

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Recent results and upcoming schedule

Friday, April 11BaseballWest Wilkes 8, Elkin 1Wilkes Central 9, East Wilkes 5North Wilkes 15, Starmount 2Women’s SoccerStarmount 0, North Wilkes 0 (tie, 2OT)West Wilkes 3, Elkin 1SoftballWest Wilkes 8, Elkin 0East Wilkes 3, Wilkes Central 2 (8 inn.)Saturday, April 12...

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Sports Roundup

NORTH WILKESBORO — Elkin, riding Josiah Blevins’ 38 and Cory Anderson’s 39, picked up a two-stroke victory over Alleghany at Oakwoods Golf Course Monday.With temperatures in the low 70s and some rain, Harrison Hall and Logan Johnson rounded out the scoring for the Buckin’ Elks with 46s.Starmount finished fourth, one stroke behind Wilkes Central. The Rams were led by Nick Gunnell’s 41 and Brady Hunter’s 42. Austin Holcomb carded a 44, w...

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Consistency important for Elkin

Elkin is jockeying with Starmount and Alleghany for the two spots the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference will get when regional play begins next month.Fresh off Monday’s win at Oakwoods, the Buckin’ Elks need to be what Coach Zim Zimmerman calls, “the two most consistent.”“I think this Elkin High School team can be as good as we’ve had in the last three, four years,” Zimmerman continued. “I don’t think we’ve re...

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Walkertown game ‘a broken record’ for Starmount

MOUNT AIRY — “It’s a broken record,” Starmount Coach Josh Pardue said after his Rams lost to Walkertown, 10-5, Saturday in the opening game of the ALS Benefit in Memory of Craig Hunter event at Mount Airy High School Saturday.“We haven’t been playing seven innings,” Pardue continued. “Even in our wins, we’re not playing seven innings.”Every spot in the lineup produced a hit as the Wolfpack pounded out 13 hits. S...

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Brim hits, pitches East Surry past East Wilkes

MOUNT AIRY — Seth Brim and Cody Ashburn combined on a two-hit, five-inning shutout as East Surry defeated East Wilkes, 14-0, in the second game of the ALS Benefit in Memory of Craig Hunter event at Mount Airy High School Saturday.Brim threw 37 pitches, allowing one hit, walking none, and striking out four through three innings. He also went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI.Tyler Marion added four RBI with two hits and a sacrifice fly.“They may be ...

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‘One bad inning’ sinks Elkin

Mount Airy broke open a tight game with nine runs in the fifth inning and went on to defeat Elkin, 11-6, in the nightcap of a tripleheader at Wallace Shelton Stadium Saturday.Jonathan Cagle went 3-for-3 and drove in two runs to lead the Granite Bears at the plate.The nine-run fifth came courtesy of six hits, a walk, a hit batsman, and two walks. David Sparger’s two-run double highlighted the inning. Wesley Bumgardner had a two-run single in the inning.&#...

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