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

High Peaks Sets Wildflower and Birding Strolls for April 27

Celebrate spring by getting outside with the High Peaks Trail Association, which has three separate strolls planned for April 27, two for birding and one for wildflowers. The day begins at Cane River Park with a birding stroll at 8 a.m. Bring binoculars if you have them and meet at the park for an exploration of four different habitats that are within easy walking distance on (more)
High School Sports This Week in the Western Highlands Conference
04/24   Thursday Baseball Hendersonville at East Henderson          4:30pm
    Johnson County at Mitchell        4:00pm
    McDowell at Owen 4:00pm
  Softball East Henderson at Mitchell 4:00pm
    North Henderson at Polk 4:00pm
    TC Roberson at Owen 4:00pm
  Track & Field Hendersonville Championships at West Henderson 3:30pm
(Hendersonville competes)
    Owen at Mitchell 3:30pm
  Women's Soccer East Wilkes at Avery 6:00pm
04/25   Friday Baseball Polk at Mitchell 4:00pm
    West Henderson at Madison      4:30pm
  Softball A.C. Reynolds at Madison 4:30pm
    Polk at Mitchell 4:00pm
  Women's Soccer Mitchell at Polk 6:00pm

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)