NEWLAND — Coming off a two-win season in 2018, the Avery Vikings varsity football team knew it had to begin the ascent back to the top by working on fundamentals that would ensure future sustained success. With that mindset, the Big Red has dedicated itself to bettering both themselves and o…
NEWLAND — A highly skilled staff of coaches and instructors led this year’s edition of the Avery County High School Volleyball Camp from Monday to Thursday, July 29 to Aug 1.
MARION — Former Avery High School teacher and head wrestling coach Derrick Calloway has accepted a position as social studies teacher and head wrestling coach with East McDowell Middle School in Marion.
NEWLAND — Avery High School Football competed in a night of 7-on-7 pre-season competition on Thursday, July 25, on its home turf of MacDonald Stadium.
NEWLAND — Avery County High School hosted an athletics event on July 24 to preempt the start of the school year to give parents information about the upcoming year and the complications involved with the high school given the ongoing construction project.
NEWLAND — Avery Vikings Football is keeping itself busy during the offseason with a number of preseason practices, scrimmages and 7-on-7 competitions in an effort to ensure they are as ready and dangerous as possible for the beginning of the regular season, which kicks off in less than a month.
GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN — To her students, she’s known as Ms. Hapner, but in the 64th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, she’s in class of her own.
GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN — It’s a tale as old as time. Two Tennessee brothers compete in seven traditional Scottish athletic events on July 14, for the top spot in the 64th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.
GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN — Austin Roark of Johnson City, Tenn., and Shannon Smith of Norcross, Ga., were named the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games’ Outstanding Men’s and Women’s Athletes of the Games.
LINVILLE — A cloudy day on the Linville Land Harbor Golf Course seemed to energize the 27 foursomes who played in the “Wish Upon a Cure” annual cancer charity golf tournament.
ASHEVILLE — The Avery High School football team journeyed to Asheville’s Erwin High School on Tuesday, July 9, to participate in a day of 7-on-7 competition against various high school teams across Western North Carolina.
GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN — Those who ran in the Grandfather Mountain Marathon July 13 were greeted with an early start at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Those who got to MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain were greeted with an enthusiastic crowd welcoming them to the finish.
LINVILLE — Johnny Crain did not turn in a record performance when running The Bear road race July 11, which kicked off the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.
NEWLAND — Avery Athletics has announced the release of a new online registration platform for middle school and high school student-athletes where they can acquire and submit required medical and legal forms.
MORGANTON — The Avery County Little League All-Stars ended its run in the North Carolina Little League District 7 U12 baseball tournament with a defeat to Morganton on Wednesday night, July 3, at Catawba Meadows Park.
BOONE — Appalachian State head wrestling coach JohnMark Bentley has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2022-23 season, Appalachian State Athletic Director Doug Gillin announced in a statement July 2.
CROSSNORE — The annual Fourth of July world-renowned Crossnore Frog-Jumping Competition didn’t have to look far to find this year’s champion.
LAKE NORMAN — With a strong home performance in the previous week’s 7-on-7 event at MacDonald Stadium, Avery High School football looked to maintain momentum as it rode the bus off the mountain to Lake Norman High School for a 7-on-7 event featuring South Rowan, host Lake Norman, and West Ir…
The second annual Land Harbor “Welcome Back” Tournament included 122 golfers who participated on the 18-hole Land Harbor Course on Saturday, June 22.
Editor’s Note: The following is the third and final installment of a series of articles profiling the life and career of Avery County resident and former champion professional wrestler Curtis Thompson.
Avery Wrestling Club will host its seventh annual BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, June 29, at the Land Harbor Pool Complex in Linville. The menu will consist of BBQ chopped pork, beans, slaw, bun or roll, drink and (pictured left) homemade dessert, all for a minimum donation of $8. All proceeds …
NEWLAND — The Avery Vikings football team is refusing to let any grass grow under its collective feet this summer, as the Big Red has been active with weight training, skills work and team practices leading up to the club’s season opener in August.
Madison Cornwell from Banner Elk Kiwanis Club stands with the winners of the inaugural “Friends of Wildcat Lake” golf tournament on Saturday, June 15, at Sugar Mountain Golf Course. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk and Grandfather Home for Children, the event raised money for the …
Editor’s Note: The following is the second story of a series of articles profiling the life and career of Avery County resident and former champion professional wrestler Curtis Thompson. The first installment can be found in the June 19 edition of The AJT.