Nine games, winning streak


By Christy Rucker - For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple



Dawson Smith mans first base as pitcher Dalton Oliver performs on the mound.


Sarah Wagoner | SHS Journalism Club

Dawson Smith mans first base as pitcher Dalton Oliver performs on the mound.


Sarah Wagoner | SHS Journalism Club

BOONVILLE — Starmount isn’t only known for its rigorous and extensive course of academics; it is also renowned for the incredible athletic program it offers. In the fall, there’s no better way to spend Friday night than at a Starmount football game. As the weather turns warmer and spring arrives, attention shifts to America’s number one pastime.

Baseball season started off a little rocky for the Rams, but after the team came together, they were able to turn things around and play like real Starmount athletes.

Braedon Macemore, the team’s catcher, recalled when his teammate, Henry Stone, hit a homerun at the Surry Central game and really inspired the team to play harder. Working together, the Rams are now able to claim victory after victory on the baseball field.

While the members of the team are proud of their achievements in the game, they also know that winning isn’t everything. Dalton Oliver, number 23, admits his favorite part about playing baseball isn’t being the winner when the game is over, but instead is “the fact that anything that’s going on in your life is left behind once you step on to the diamond.”

Macemore explained that simply playing the game is his favorite part. Both athletes gave Starmount’s baseball program high praise with Oliver saying it inspired him to continue playing the sport he loves at Guilford College next year.

With playoffs fast approaching, the team knows it has to really work hard to continue its success on the field. Win or lose, they’ll have the support of every Starmount Ram to back them up.

Christy Rucker is a member of the Starmount High School Journalism Club.

Dawson Smith mans first base as pitcher Dalton Oliver performs on the mound.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ramsbaseball-2.jpgDawson Smith mans first base as pitcher Dalton Oliver performs on the mound. Sarah Wagoner | SHS Journalism Club

Dawson Smith mans first base as pitcher Dalton Oliver performs on the mound.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ramsbaseball-1.jpgDawson Smith mans first base as pitcher Dalton Oliver performs on the mound. Sarah Wagoner | SHS Journalism Club

By Christy Rucker

For The Tribune and Yadkin Ripple

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