Battle of the Bridge: bittersweet emotions

When I come to think about Battle of The Bridge, I think of the long-standing rivalry between Starmount and Elkin. I think of going to the football games, and as long as I can remember, the stands have always been packed. Memories surface of my dad hurrying me to get to the field an hour…

Dig teal lives on in honor of Meme Brown

Boonville — On October 6th, Starmount High School got the privilege to once again participate in yet another Dig Teal game in honor of Meme Brown who unfortunately passed away due to ovarian cancer four years ago. The loss of Meme has led Starmount to host a volleyball game in memory of her, called “Dig…

Starmount rams take the bridge

The Starmount Rams and Buckin’ Elks both went into this game 0-4, so one team was going to get its first win of the season. Both groups came with high expectations for this first game of the conference season. Elkin had high hopes of making a comeback after losing last year’s Battle of the Bridge,…

FHS has pep for Unifi Bowl

Red…white… BLUE! The Forbush Falcons’ pre UNIFI Bowl ritual was as hype as ever. As word spread through the school of Starmount High School being 0-2, the Falcons confidence began to build. “This year is the year!” and “Ram roast!” were the popular quotes of the day.  The Falcons ended their school day with their…

Unifi Bowl: A Ram’s Perspective

Everyone knows that the Unifi Bowl really hits home to the people of Yadkin County, but do we really know what it feels like from a football player’s standpoint? I’m sure most people can relate to the game, from a fan’s perspective, but do we understand just how much pressure we put on our football…

Nine games, winning streak

BOONVILLE — Starmount isn’t only known for its rigorous and extensive course of academics; it is also renowned for the incredible athletic program it offers. In the fall, there’s no better way to spend Friday night than at a Starmount football game. As the weather turns warmer and spring arrives, attention shifts to America’s number…

ACC Barnstorming Tour visits East Wilkes

BOONVILLE — Throughout the month of April, the ACC All-Stars have been participating in the ACC’s 38th annual Barnstorming Tour, and on April 11, East Wilkes High School hosted the Barnstorming event for the foothills region. Barnstorming is a fundraising event in which college senior players from the ACC come together to form one team…

FCCLA aims at family, community

BOONVILLE — The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a career and technical student organization which provides personal growth, leadership development and career preparation for students in the Family and Consumer Sciences educational field. This is the 70th year of the national club, FCCLA. The club has members from across the nation, including…

Martin and his race car

BOONVILLE — Automotive teacher at Starmount High School Sandy Martin holds a passion close that some teachers can’t say they have. Starting at the age of 19, he gained an interest in racing and decided to partake in the sport himself. Locally, he started small with go-kart racing at dirt tracks and then participated in…

Bonding through tennis

BOONVILLE — Every team should act like a family, and Starmount High School’s women’s tennis team is no exception to this. Coach Ryan Norman, who is head of the tennis department, said, “I’m very lucky to have senior leaders.” Many of the players have had nothing but praise about their coach. “Coach Norman is interactive,…