Lady Falcons rout Salisbury in opener EAST BEND - Twenty hits, 18 runs and 17 players added up to one huge playoff victory for the Lady Falcons in the first round of the 2A softball state playoffs Friday night.
Forbush routed visiting Salisbury 18-0 to open postseason play in a big way.
“That was definitely the way I would have liked to start the state playoffs,” head coach Rachel Davis said. “I told the girls before the game that I wanted to make a statement for the first ro...
Yadkin County athletes shine at track regionals 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...
Falcons soar into third round EAST BEND - The top-ranked Lady Falcons picked up where they left off from the regular season when the 2A state playoffs kicked off last Wednesday.
Fresh off a Mountain Valley Conference championship, Forbush opened postseason play in style, cruising past West Davidson 6-0 in dominating fashion in the first round.
Powered by three goals in each half, the Falcons easily dispatched of the Dragons, the No. 4 seed out of the Central Carolina ...
Falcons advance to baseball title game EAST BEND - The Forbush baseball and softball teams continued their stellar spring seasons in their respective conference tournaments last week.
Both squads advanced to the semifinals, but only one punched the ticket to the championship game.
The Falcons held on for the wild 11-6 victory over Elkin in the baseball semifinal in Hays to secure a spot in the finals. The Lady Falcons weren’t so lucky in the softball semi in West Jefferson, dr...
Falcons capture MVAC golf title WEST JEFFERSON - Forbush and East Wilkes battled throughout the regular season for the top spot in the Mountain Valley Conference golf standings.
At the conference tournament last week at Jefferson Landing Golf Club in West Jefferson, the story was no different.
The Falcons and Cardinals fought down to the wire until McKinley Johnson and East claimed the tourney title at the end, 338-340, as the squads split the league championships. Forb...
Stage is set for title run for top-ranked Lady Falcons EAST BEND - The road to the 2A state soccer title will undoubtedly run through East Bend.
Top-ranked Forbush (21-0) received a favorable draw when the North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the state playoff brackets Monday.
Forbush will kick off its postseason run Wednesday night when West Davidson travels to East Bend. The Dragons (5-10-2) are the No. 4 seed from the Central Carolina Conference.
The Lady Falcons are ...
Falcons, Rams finish in top six at conference track meet WEST JEFFERSON - Yadkin County track athletes turned in stellar performances at the Mountain Valley Conference tournament last Tuesday in West Jefferson.
The Starmount and Forbush boys and girls squad powered their way to top-six finishes each on the day.
For the Lady Rams, the Welborns led the way to a team fifth-place finish, capturing an individual gold medal apiece.
Reigning 2A state champion Hunter Welborn defended her conference t...
Wilkes Central dominates MVAC tennis meet ELKIN - In a tournament dominated by Wilkes Central, Yadkin County schools had a few shining moments at the Mountain Valley Conference tennis tournament last week at Elkin.
Starmount’s doubles pair of Daniel Stinson and Ricardo Hernandez picked up the county’s lone win at the conference tourney. Stinson and Hernandez breezed past Forbush’s Josh Brown and Turner Baity 6-0, 6-1 in the opening round.
In the second round, the pair was dropped...
Lady Falcons capture No. 1 ranking EAST BEND - The Lady Falcons are finally number one.
After steadily climbing the 2A state rankings all season, Forbush finally reached the pinnacle when Eurosport released its weekly list Monday. At 19-0 on the year and 14-0 in the Mountain Valley Conference, the Falcons rose to No. 1, supplanting former top team South Iredell in the latest rankings.
Forbush capitalized on South Iredell’s second loss of the season to move up. The Vikings ...
Lady Falcons close in on 2A title BOONVILLE - The Lady Falcons knocked off rival Starmount Thursday night to all but wrap up the 2A Mountain Valley Conference title.
Forbush rode the strong arm of ace Shey Steelman to a 6-1 victory over the Rams for its 10th league win of the season.
With the win, the Falcons improved to 10-3 on the season in conference action and pushed their lead over runner-up Wilkes Central (6-7) to four games in the win column.
Forbush still trails...
Lady Falcons soar past power West Rowan EAST BEND - In a season of blowout wins and shutouts, the Lady Falcons were battled-tested in back-to-back games last week against ranked squads.
And they responded in a big way.
Second-ranked Forbush fought past Surry Central 4-1 Tuesday night before blanking 3A powerhouse West Rowan 4-0 Thursday in a matchup that pitted two of top teams in the state together.
“I’m really, really pleased. I think we put together a full game tonight,” h...