Champs: Buckin’ Elks bring home tennis crown BURLINGTON - Perfection.
The Buckin’ Elks put the finishing touches on a perfect season Saturday morning at the 1A North Carolina High School Athletic Association Tennis Dual Team State Championships in Burlington.
Elkin knocked off North Carolina School of Science and Math in convincing fashion, 5-1 to capture the state title and cap a unbeaten 18-0 campaign.
Behind doubles champions Tyler Macy and Ryan Schell, the Elks won five of the...
Parks fires no-hitter as Cards stay alive RONDA - In a season full of dominating pitching performances, Brandi Parks turned in her finest Tuesday night in the second round of the 1A softball state playoffs.
Parks fired a no-hitter to lead East Wilkes past Cherokee in a five-inning shutout victory to send the Lady Cardinals into the third round.
The sophomore struck out 11 batters to power East to the 10-0 triumph.
The Cards backed Parks with plenty of run support early. Payton ...
Elite 8: Falcons battle past Central Davidson to advance EAST BEND - After only playing one game decided by two goals or less during the regular season, the top-ranked Lady Falcons are learning how to win the close games in the state playoffs.
Forbush battled past No. 3 Central Davidson 2-0 Wednesday night in the third round of the 2A state playoffs - its second straight close contest.
“With a team that has won 20 games, and you’ve won 23, you play hard. No one wants to go home,” head coach Ken...
Cranford powers Elks past Alleghany, into third round SPARTA - Jamey Cranford is pitching on another level in the playoffs.
The senior turned in his second straight masterful performance on the mound Tuesday night to lead the Buckin’ Elks to another upset victory in the 1A state playoffs.
Four days after throwing a complete-game gem to knock off Thomas Jefferson Academy in the first round, Cranford fired eight stellar innings to power Elkin past Mountain Valley Conference rival Alleghany 2-1...
Ward, Welborn capture medals at state championships GREENSBORO - Two Buckin’ Elks found their way onto the podium Friday at the 1A North Carolina High School Athletic Association Track and Field State Championships.
Conference and regional champion Shakai Ward just missed out on the 400 meter dash three-peat, crossing the line in second place Friday despite running a personal-best 57.89. Ward finished a second behind rival Reneazia Collins from Monroe (56.28).
Brandon Welborn followed with...
Elks advance to tennis state championship WINSTON-SALEM - The Buckin’ Elks punched their ticket to the 1A dual team state championship Wednesday afternoon in dramatic fashion.
Powered by recently crowned doubles state champs Tyler Macy and Ryan Schell, Elkin battled past Bishop McGuinness 5-3 to advance to the dual team state title match.
Macy blanked Sam McLaughry 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 to pace the Elks, while Ryan Schell cruised past Kevin Weckworth 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2. David Bullin (...
Four Rams headed to track state championship DANBURY - Starmount junior Hunter Welborn took the next step - well, jump - in defending her 2A high jump state championship Saturday.
Welborn captured a gold medal in the event at the 2A Midwest Regional in Danbury to punch her ticket to Friday’s 2A North Carolina High School Athletic Association Track and Field State Championship in Greensboro.
Despite coming up short of her personal-best jump of 5-6, set at last year’s state meet and m...
Dynamic Duo: Macy, Schell taste doubles gold ELKIN - The Buckin’ Elks have undoubtedly returned to tennis prominence in the state.
Elkin’s return was on full display this past weekend at the 1A North Carolina High School Athletic Association Tennis State Championships in Cary, where the program boasted two of the final eight doubles teams in the state - the only school with multiple pairs left.
Defending singles state champion Tyler Macy and Ryan Schell were the odds-on favorite to ...
Sports Briefs Junior Elks Registration Registration for Junior Elks football will be held May 12 at the Elkin High School gym lobby from 2-5 p.m. Elkin Wet Lightning Registration Sign ups for the Elkin Wet Lightning summer swim team will be held May 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Elkin Recreation Center. For more information, call 835-9814.
East Wilkes Basketball Camp East Wilkes will be hosting a summer camp from June 10-12 at the high school gym. ...
Buckin’ Elks upset Thomas Jefferson Academy in first round ELKIN - The Buckin’ Elks are now carrying the torch for area baseball teams in the state playoffs.
Elkin picked up the lone win out of the four local clubs in Friday’s first-round action, upsetting Thomas Jefferson Academy 3-1 in Mooresboro to advance in the 1A bracket.
The Elks rode ace Jamey Cranford to victory. Cranford fired a complete-game gem. The senior scattered three hits over seven innings of work, striking out 11 to power Elkin...
Area softball teams perfect through one round ELKIN - Area teams shined bright in the opening round of the 1A and 2A state softball playoffs Friday night.
Elkin, East Wilkes and Forbush all earned first-round victories to advance in their respective brackets.
In East Bend, the Lady Falcons routed visiting Salisbury in five innings, cruising to a dominating 18-0 victory.
Forbush racked up 18 runs on 20 hits, while also utilizing all 17 players on the roster in the lopsided triumph t...
Conference shines in first round of state playoffs ELKIN - The baseball and softball playoffs kicked off Friday night around the state.
Elkin 3, Thomas Jefferson Academy 1
The Buckin’ Elks picked up the area’s lone baseball victory in the first round after upsetting Thomas Jefferson Academy 3-1 in Mooresboro.
Logan Newman put the finishing touches on the win in the sixth, ripping a RBI double to score freshman Tanner Edwards to punch Elkin’s ticket into the second round f...
Buckin’ Elks blank rival Cards in second round ELKIN - Elkin continued its dominating spring Wednesday afternoon in the second round of the 1A dual team state playoffs.
The Buckin’ Elks blanked Mountain Valley Conference rival East Wilkes Wednesday 6-0 in a match that was shortened by rain.
But the three extra doubles matches wouldn’t have mattered as Elkin cruised into the third round.
Defending 1A singles state champion Tyler Macy paced the Elks, blanking conference silver medalis...
State playoff brackets unveiled ELKIN - Seven area squads on the diamond received postseason berths when the North Carolina High School Athletic Association unveiled the 1A and 2A state playoff brackets Wednesday.
Elkin, East Wilkes and Forbush were granted bids in both the baseball and softball playoff picture, while Starmount earned a spot in the baseball field.
The Lady Rams failed to reach the postseason after finishing as the No. 4 2A seed in the conference.
Top-ranked Falcons cruise in playoff opener ELKIN - Soccer state playoffs got underway Wednesday night around the state.
Forbush 6, West Davidson 0
In East Bend, the top-ranked Lady Falcons picked up where they left off from the regular season in the first round of the 2A state playoffs Wednesday night.
Fresh off a Mountain Valley Conference championship, Forbush opened postseason play in style, cruising past West Davidson 6-0 in dominating fashion to advance to the second roun...