As the spring season has come to a close, it’s time to take a look back at Elkin’s spring athletics and everything they accomplished.
The Elks made it to the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs before falling to Uwharrie Charter Academy. Before Elkin made it to the second round, the 21-seeded Elks upset 10-seeded Roxboro with a 10-0 win.
Going back to the regular season, Will Altemueller made a huge impact for the Elks. He earned more than 300 career strikeouts, and more than 100 strikeouts in his 2016 season. He also had a no-hitter this season.
Altemueller was just one of the five seniors on this season’s team. Eli Brown, Walker Wilkins, Hardin Walker and Tanner Edwards all had an impact on the Elks season.
The Elks ended their season with a 16-10 overall record, and a 8-6 conference record. They placed fourth in the conference, where they scored 61 runs and allowed 46.
Elkin’s softball team had a tremendous season as it made it to the third round before falling to North Stokes, 12-2. This season the Lady Elks had games that came down to the wire, and run away wins.
Kirstan Beaver and Nicole Collins were the only two seniors on the field this season. They both made an impact in the playoff run for the Elks. Another player who came up big for the Elks was Reagan Parks, as she hit a three-run walk of homer to advance the Elks to the third round of the playoffs.
The Elks ended their season with a 16-8 overall record, and a 10-4 conference record. They placed third in the conference where they scored 85 runs and allowed only 44.
The women’s soccer team ended its season with a 9-10-1 overall record and a conference record of 5-9.
The Elks made it to the second round of playoffs where they faced off against their conference rivals, Starmount. The game made it to penalty kicks before the Rams won 4-3 and ended the Elks season.
The Elks ended their conference by placing sixth, scoring 33 goals and allowing 25. They had four seniors on their roster — Lindsey Shinkle, Anna Poplin, Samantha Smith and Kenly Burchette.
The Elkin golf team made it to states this year after placing second in the 1A Midwest Regionals with a score of 316.
The men’s tennis team had an outstanding season, as it made it to the semifinals before falling to Pine Lake Prep.
Although the Elks didn’t make it to the states as a team, they had several players who accomplished a lot this season. Sophomore Ryan Macey won the 1A Individual State Championship, and also won the 1A/2A MVAC Individual Championship.
The Elks ended their season with a record of 16-3, and a conference record of 14-0. Head Coach Tony Duncan was named the 2016 MVAC coach of the year.
The Elkin track team had an outstanding season as they had several athletes make it to States. Bayle Wood placed third overall in Discus, while Elkin’s Jacob Parker placed second in the men’s 3200 Meter Run.