Ad Spot

West Stanly Cross Country continues successful run

The West Stanly Cross Country program is once again in postseason mode and coming off a sweep of last week’s Stanly County Championships at Oakboro District Park.

With Natalie Almond leading the way for the Girls team and James Shue for the Boys team, the Colts look to repeat as conference champions in Tuesday’s RRC Championship Meet at Central Academy.

Almond and Shue were each named Stanly County Runner of the Year last week, with Almond taking first place honors in 20:25.

Shue edged South Stanly’s Davis Wright in a close race by finishing in 17:49, three seconds ahead of the South runner. Josh Huneycutt (South Stanly) took a third-place finish in 18:04, while Camden Misenheimer (18:31), Carson Wells (18:42) and Elijah Morton (18:43) took the next three spots for the Colts.

Nathan Marks helped clinch the title for the Colts as the fifth runner to cross for the team in eighth place overall and with a time of 18:58.

Jayden Oliver and Gavin Miller earned Top 10 finishes for South Stanly, while Nicholas McClure represented the North Stanly Comets on the All-County team.

In the overall Boys standings, West took first with 24 points, followed by South Stanly (32 points) and North Stanly (79 points).

Almond paced a group of seven female All-Stanly County runners for the Colts, with Makalyn Morton (21:50), McKenzie Clontz (22:55), Caroline White (23:30), Laney McCollom (24:14), Holly Hatch (24:37) and Karsyn Underwood (24:38) also earning Top 10 honors as the Colts took the championship honors with a near-perfect score of 16.
Gia Dunlap (23:53) and Lexi Goode (24:30) were All-County honorees for the runner-up North Stanly squad (51 points) while Kiersten Hollis represented South Stanly with her 10th-place finish for the Rebel Bulls.

Shue and Almond both have Top 10 overall finishes at the always-competitive Greensboro Invitational and Wendy’s Invitational meets this season.

Shue ran a personal best time of 16:58.4 at Wendy’s, while Almond’s personal best time of 19:53 was earned at this season’s regular season meet at CATA — a course she will race again during next week’s conference championship.

Following Tuesday’s Rocky River Championship meet, the Colts will again compete in the 2A Midwest Regional Meet on Oct. 30 at Fisher River Park in Dobson. There, they will seek to earn a spot in the Nov. 6 NCHSAA championship meet at Kernersville’s Ivey Redmon Park.

BREAKING NEWS

Stanly County Schools to make masks optional beginning Monday

News

Uwharrie reports increase in total assets

News

REGIONAL: Three Rivers Land Trust conserves two properties in two counties

News

West Stanly women’s golf wins RRC, heads to state finals

News

Custom Alloy Corporation to invest $8.1 million in Badin

BREAKING NEWS

“Once in a generation”: Oakboro community mourns the passing of local icon Ted Lilly

BREAKING NEWS

ADDC cancels Holiday Tour of Homes due to COVID

News

Albemarle denies annexation request for property off of City Lake Drive

News

NCDOT sets new yearly litter collection record of 11 million pounds

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – From Oct. 19, 1951 – Fred T. Morgan joins the SNAP

DEVELOPING NEWS

Oakboro’s ambassador, friend to many Ted Lilly dies

News

Oakboro increases max height of apartment buildings, rezones land near Food Lion

Community

BBB Tip: Celebrate Halloween on a budget

News

Stanly County Sheriff’s Reports – Oct. 14-18, 2021

News

Benefit ride scheduled to support Albemarle Fire Department

News

Council approves cluster subdivision off Northeast Connector

News

Pfeiffer men’s soccer wins physical matchup with Greensboro, 2-1

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Oct. 18, 1966 – New doctor in town

News

Albemarle Police Reports – Oct. 16-17, 2021

Community

STANLY EARLY COLLEGE NEWS: Welder blazes own path

News

REGIONAL: Charlotte woman wins $1 million on a scratch-off ticket

News

Stanly County tourism numbers declined considerably for 2020 due to pandemic

News

SNAP BACK IN TIME – Oct. 16, 1981 – The Air National Guard receives an honor

News

Inspired by its eerie, possibly haunted nature, Stanly couple gets married at the old Albemarle Opera House