East Wilkes built a nine-point fourth-quarter lead and then held on for a 62-59 win over Elkin in a Mountain Valley Athletic conference game and (neighborhood war) Friday night.
*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeThursday, January 15Men's BasketballStarmount 81, Forbush 50Women's basketball
Alexis Pardue scored inside with seven seconds remaining to lift East Wilkes to a 56-54 win over Elkin in a Mountain Valley Conference game Friday night.
The Yadkin Valley Trail Riders (YVTR) are just one of the groups of outdoor enthusiasts benefiting from the push to complete a trail between Stone Mountain and Elkin.
Elkin High School will be seeking its seventh state fencing championship next month.
*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeWednesday, January 14Men's basketballStarmount at Forbush, ppd. to Jan. 15
BOONVILLE — When Dale Draughn left the Starmount men's soccer program after 17 years in November of 2013, he said it “would have to be the right situation” before he returned to coaching.
Starmount has placed two players, Josh Houser and John Johnson, on the NCPreps 1A all-state team.
*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeMonday, January 12No events scheduledTuesday, January 13
Elkin's “A'” team fencers clinched the Mountain Conference championship, sweeping their five matches Saturday.
*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeThursday, January 8Men's basketballAshe County 63, Elkin 48
MILLERS CREEK — Luke Shore's pull-up jumper from 15 feet gave Starmount a 75-73 overtime win over host West Wilkes as the buzzer sounded Friday night.
Elkin's dual meet with North Wilkes Friday night worked as a sporting event where the outcome was undecided until the penultimate match and it worked as a report on the fitness of the Elkin wrestling team.
By Adam MartinFor The Tribune
*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeTuesday, January 6Men's basketballAlleghany 50, Elkin 33Starmount 86, East Wilkes 49
SPARTA — On one of the colder nights of the season, the Buckin' Elks traveled to Sparta to wrestle the Trojans in a conference match. Elkin prevailed 42-28, improving to 3-0 in the conference and 4-4 overall.
BOONVILLE — Kyler Gregory and Trey Bryant each rang up double-doubles as the Rams handled East Wilkes, 86-49, in a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference game Tuesday night.
*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeFriday, January 2Men's basketballStarmount 73, Wilkes Central 46
EAST BEND — Forbush men's basketball coach Jody Christopherson has come home this season.Sort of.
WILKESBORO — Starmount improved to 5-1 after Friday night's 73-46 win over host Wilkes Central.“Everyone shared the ball really well,” Starmount coach Rocky Horton said.
WALNUT COVE — South Iredell defeated East Wilkes , 66-18, in a dual meet at the South Stokes Duals Saturday.
YADKINVILLE — East Wilkes has a swim team this season.The team, which has had individuals compete over the years — but not a team, has 10 swimmers under the direction of David Jones.
*Dates, times, and locations subject to changeThursday, January 1No events scheduledFriday, January 2
The Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA) is bringing hiking — and much more — to Elkin and much of the surrounding area.