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Just a good ole (little) girl

Kayla Harrell said the first reaction she gets from people is often “Gosh, that little girl’s driving a race car?”At four feet, 11 inches and 110 pounds, Harrell doesn’t cut an imposing figure. That is until you talk to her or until you see her out on the track.“Everybody makes jokes about me being little,” Harrell said. “I have to sit on a pillow.”Metal blocks are welded onto the pedals so she can reach them. Fe...

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Nance wins again; Stevens back in victory lane

Bryan Nance of Ronda won for the fourth time in the last five Limited Sportsman features and Buck Stevens of Statesville picked up his first Open Wheel Modified win since June 21 at Friendship Motor Speedway Saturday night.Other winners included points leader Chad Call of North Wilkesboro in the Super Stock 4 class; Chase McCormick of Dobson in the SeCA Crate Late Model class; Jody Miller of Moravian Falls in the Renegades class; Doug Clonch of Millers Creek in the Xtreme Stock 4 c...

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Upcoming schedule

Monday, August 18Men’s soccer North Surry 6, East Wilkes 1Starmount at Mount Airy, ppd., rainVolleyballEast Surry 3, Elkin 0East Wilkes 3, Pine Lake Prep 0Forbush 3, Wilkes Central 0Tuesday, August 19Men’s soccerMount Airy 10, East Wilkes 1Hibriten 4, Elkin 0W...

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Forbush holds off Elkin, 36-26

EAST BEND — Elkin battled back from an early deficit and a bigger deficit late before falling 36-26 to host Forbush in the season opener for both teams Friday night.“We made too many mistakes tonight,” Elkin Coach Scott Wood said.Forbush Coach Chris Johnson lamented his team’s mistakes as well. “We had turnovers and bad snaps we’ve got to correct,” he said.Game time temperature was 83. That was at least five degrees co...

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Rams drop opener

BOONVILLE — Mount Airy broke a four-game losing streak to Starmount with a 28-17 win Friday night.Both defenses held very well in the first half, but the Bears came out with a vengeance in the third quarter and made two long drives for scores.The Rams stuck around thanks to a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in between Mount Airy’s two scores.Sihem Smith tackled the punter on the Rams’ side of the 50 to give the Bears excellent field po...

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Forbush Middle takes top honors in National Youth Hunter Education Challenge

RALEIGH — The Yadkin Patriots of Forbush Middle School in Yadkin County took top honors in the nation as junior champions at the 29th annual International Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC), a demanding week-long shooting and outdoors skills competition held recently at Mansfield, Pennsylvania.The YHEC competition by the National Rifle Association (NRA) was held in July. Teams from across the country competed in marksmanship with .22-caliber rifles and black powder rifle...

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Basketball sites selected for tourneys

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has announced its two regional basketball tournament sites for the 2014-15 season.The Eastern Regional event will once again be played in Fayetteville, while the Western Regional tournament will return to Winston-Salem after a stint in Greensboro. The dates for the tournaments are March 3 through March 7.In the Eastern Regional, games will be held at the Crown Coliseum complex, at both the C...

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Forbush impressive in debut

MOCKSVILLE — Osmar Gomez scored twice as Forbush rolled to a 5-1 non-conference win over Davie County at War Eagles Stadium Wednesday night.What may have made the win more impressive than the score was the Falcons spent much of the match - especially the first half - figuring themselves out. “It’s our first game of the season,” Forbush Coach Seth Davis said. “I thought we were still a little shaky trying to learn each other. And that showed.”...

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Cheek, Nance big winners at Friendship

ELKIN — It was double points nights with all seven racing divisions competing Saturday night at Friendship Motor Speedway.Saturday night’s winners included Hamptonville’s Chris Cheek in the SeCA Crate Late Model division and Ronda’s Bryan Nance in the Limited Sportsman division.North Wilkesboro’s Chad Call claimed his eighth feature of the season in the Super Stock 4 division. Harmony’s Richard Clew, pending a tire protest, picked up t...

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Friday night previews

Elkin (0-0) at Forbush (0-0), 7:30Last Year’s Result: Elkin 24, Forbush 21Losing a close game on the opponent’s home field in 2013 sets the stage for the Elkin-Forbush clash in East Bend Friday night.Forbush Coach Chris Johnson is cautious about approaching the game with revenge in mind. “There’s always a revenge factor,” Johnson said. “You want to play that card as a coach.“Thing is it̵...

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New coach ready for new season

BOONVILLE — First-year Starmount men’s soccer coach Edgar Zamora said he is “having a blast” right now.Zamora said he came into this season with no expectation of how the work of a coach would be day in and day out. “I knew I wanted them to work hard and work with me,” he said, adding, “I’m happy with how things are going.”What has impressed Zamora the most is the team’s unity. “They’re completely a ...

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McClure right at home at Friendship

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McClure right at home at Friendship

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