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Mountaineers Win Highlander Duals

The Mitchell Mountaineers went 5-0 as a team Saturday to capture the Highlander Duals, hosted by Heathwood Hall in Columbia, SC. Mitchell started the day with swift victories over host Heathwood Hall 70-12 and Bishop England 55-15. Mitchell then defeated Blythewood 54-20 in the quarterfinals and Berkley 54-13 in the semi-finals. The Mountaineers then topped White Knoll 41-31 to earn the Tournament Championship for the first time in three years. The Mountaineers were paced by Seniors Dylan Fishcl, Malachi Staton, and Sam Deyton, who were a combined 14-1 on the day. Coltin Marlowe also finsihed the tournament 5-0 to help lead the Mountaineers. Mitchell will host Avery and Madison at home Tuesday night in a key Western Highland Conference Matchup, as well as Owen and #2 ranked Chase HS on Friday
High School Sports This Week in the Western Highland Conference
Wednesday 1/18 Basketball Ashe at Avery 4:00pm
    Hendersonville at East Henderson 4:00pm
  Indoor Track Hendersonville at Asheville     4:00pm
Thursday 1/19 Indoor Track Polar Bear Invitational at Polk 4:00pm
Friday 1/20 Basketball Avery at Cloudland     4:00pm
  Madison at Hendersonville 4:00pm
    Mitchell at Owen 4:00pm
    Mountain Heritage at Polk 4:00pm
  Wrestling Tri-Match at Madison 6:00pm
(Hendersonville, Madison, & Mtn. Heritage)
    Tri-Match at Mitchell   6:00pm
(Chase, Owen & Mitchell)

Yancey Youth League Baseball/Softball Sign-Ups

Yancey County Youth League will be having 2017 baseball/softball sign-ups at East Yancey and Cane River Middle Schools during youth league basketball games. The signups will be held at the following dates, times, and places. The cost will be $60 per child and will begin in Mid-March after basketball tournaments are over. The ages will be 3 years old (must be three by April 1, 2017) thru 12 (more)

Two Heritage Football Players are All-State

Mountain Heritage seniors Adam Shuford and Devan Woody have made the 2-A All-state football team. Shuford played linebacker and Woody played offensive lineman for the Cougar Football Team. Hendersonville junior Tykel Landrum (defensive back) was also selected to the 2-A all-state football team. Shuford was crowned the WHC Defensive Player of the Year while Landrum was the overall WHC Player of the Year. Landrum was also the All-WNC Defensive Player of the Year.