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TRC Softball & Baseball Championships 4-12-14 (more)

High School Sports This Week in the Western Highlands Conference
04/18   Friday Baseball Brevard at Mountain Heritage (V) 4:30pm
    Madison at East Henderson 4:00pm
    Mountain Heritage at Brevard (JV) 4:30pm
  Softball Madison at Owen 4:00pm
  Track & Field Owen at Mountain Heritage       3:30pm
    Western Carolina High School Invitational 3:30pm
(Hendersonville competes)
04/19   Saturday Baseball Unicoi County  at Madison 2:00pm

High Peaks Tackles Jump-off Gap April 19

For an unusual view of the northernmost section of the Black Mountains, join the High Peaks Trail Association for a hike to Jump-off Gap on April 19. This 8-mile hike is rated as difficult, with a climb and descent of more than 1,000 feet. Hikers should assemble at the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 a.m. The group will carpool to the trail head. Leashed dogs are welcome. Bring lunch, plenty of water, rain gear and warm clothes. Be sure to check the club’s website,, or Facebook page for last-minute changes due to weather. For more information, contact hike leader Dennis Smith at 675-9459

The North Carolina Senior Games

The North Carolina Senior Games will run May 1st- June 8th. The games began in 1983 with the intention of creating a year-round health promotion and wellness education program for adults 50 years and above. Activities this year include, archery, badminton, basketball shooting, basketball tournaments, billiards, bowling, croquet and many other activities. For more information or to obtain a registration form you may contact Teresa Mcpeters or Alyssa Styles at the Yancey Senior Center 828-682-6011.

Mitchell Hosts Highland Challenge

Over 150 wrestlers from across Western North Carolina participated in the 9th annual Highland Challenge at Mitchell High. Over 20 wrestlers from Mitchell County participated. (more photos)

Mountain Air Country Club Sponsors Parkway Playhouse Golf Tournament May 4th

Burnsville’s Mountain Air Country Club has been described by Links magazine as “one of the most dramatic and naturally conceived courses in the country”.  They are now living up to their reputation by partnering with the historic Parkway Playhouse to hold a Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 4 starting at 1 PM. Mountain Air Country Club is a unique course, located at (more)

8th Annual Cubby Bear 5K May 10th

Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate in the 8th Annual Cubby Bear 5k on Saturday, May 10. Proceeds from the race will go toward the Habitat Humanity fund at Cannon Memorial Hospital (CMH).  "Running or walking the Cubby has become a highlight of the 5k season for our regular participants," said Sallie Woodring, Chairperson for the Habitat House Build (more)

Highland Challenge - Wrestling at Mitchell High

The 9th Annual Highland Challenge held at Mitchell High on Saturday (3/29/14)drew a record number of entries. Over 200 entries participated in Saturday's Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling tournament. 24 wrestlers from Mitchell county participated in the tournament. (Details)

Mitchell Roundball Classic

Pictured L-R in front are Jalen Branton and JT Laws. L-R in rear are Callin Randolph, Cole Sheehan, Lucas Jenkins, Justus Shelton, Nathaniel Ledford, Logan Higgins and Adam Keever. (more)

ACM Racing Runs even Faster

Burnsville/ Mcdowell  based team runs new best elapsed e.t. 4.272 at 173.23 mph proving once again its the worlds fastest Procharger Mustang on 275 tires. This time in Memphis TN at The Battle of the States event.

Nyssa Freeman of Heritage & Austin Mask of Mitchell in Blue-White Game (more)

Local Race Teams (More Pics)

ACM motorsports fastest car the 275 Outlaw David Pearson set a new track record at Shadyside with a 4.29 in class  (171.5mph)
Local Fans support Local Race Teams (Details and Pictures)

Brandon King Commits To UNC-G track

Mitchell’s senior Brandon King has committed to run cross-country and track for UNC-Greensboro.Last fall, King made the All-Conference and All- Regional teams for his third straight year and the All-State team (placing 6th) in cross-country. King, a 2-time Western Highlands Conference runner of the year in track, is also a 3-time 1A State runner-up in track in the 1600m, 3200m, and 4x800m relay for the Mountaineers.
Brooke and Adam Burleson with Holland

5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run for Down Syndrome Awareness

A 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run for Down Syndrome Awareness. Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 @8:00AM, Riverside Park 200 E Tappan Street Spruce Pine, NC  28777. The story behind the race written by Adam Burleson :5 months into our pregnancy my wife and I received a test result stating that there was a 99% chance our baby girl would be (more)

WHC Basketball Players - Boys

All-Western Highlands Conference boys basketball team, as voted on by the league’s coaches. (Details)

WHC Basketball Players - Girls

All-Western Highlands Conference girls basketball team, as voted on by the league’s coaches (Details)

8th Grade Yancey Cougars Win Tournament

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Yancey Cougars.They won the tournament at Daniel Boone High School in Gray TN in February.They include; Dawson Branton, Hayden Branton, Alston Randoph, Michael McCoy, Trevor Hughes, Trey Robinson, and Dathan Robinson. They were coached by: Marty Branton and Joey Robinson.

Corn Hole Tournaments!

Anyone interested in playing some corn hole tournaments please call the Yancey County Recreation Department at 682-6381.  Tournaments will be held on selective Saturdays at the Old Burnsville Gymn.

Heritage Wrestling vs Avery County 1-14-14 (more)