Summer action

Surry Community College Head Volleyball Coach Jan Marion-Kiser talks to campers during the 2018 Surry Community College annual summer volleyball camp.

Wilkes County Rec. Soccer

The Wilkes County Recreation Department Fall soccer deadline is July 12.

Registration can be done online at at rec desk.

For more information please call (336) 903-7250.

Boone Area Sports Commission to host professional soccer match

The inaugural Ted Mackorell Soccer Classic will take place on July 9 between the Tri-Cities Otters (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Tobacco Road FC (Durham, NC).

The match will take place at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex in Boone and is organized through the Boone Area Sports Commission; Jeff’s Plumbing & Repair, Inc. will be a presenting sponsor.

The Tri-Cities Otters and Tobacco Road FC each compete in the United Soccer League Two South Atlantic Division. USL League Two is the leader in pre-professional soccer in the U.S. and Canada. The League holds a vital role as it continues to provide the elite platform for those pursuing professional careers domestically and internationally.

Volunteers are needed for the event. Anyone interested, should contact Brad Douglass at (336) 877-6926 or at

For additional information and tickets visit

Girls’ Volleyball Clinic

West Wilkes Head Volleyball Coach Steve Bryan will be holding a clinic for rising 3rd-through-8th grade girls with a focus on the fundamentals.

The clinic will take place on July 22 and 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the new and old West Wilkes High School gyms.

Cost of the camp is $50 and includes a free t-shirt. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in the new gym on the 16th.

Information sheets are available at Millers Creek Elementary and West Wilkes Middle schools.

Contact Coach Bryan at (336) 838-3265 with any questions and to reserve your spot and give your T-shirt size, which must be done by July 10 to receive a shirt. Limited space is available.

Surry Community College Volleyball Camp

The Surry Community College volleyball team will be holding its annual volleyball camp on July 22-25 at the Surry Community College gym in Dobson.  

The clinic will include two separate sessions. The first session will be from 9 a.m.-until-Noon for individuals ages 6-to-11 who have less than one year of experience. The second session, from 1-to-4 p.m.  will be for individuals who are 12 years and in middle school with more than one year of experience.  

The camp is open to ages 6-16 and costs of $50 per person and includes a camp T-shirt. Each camper is asked to bring a refillable water bottle and a snack each day. Campers will be learning proper technique in the areas of hitting, passing, setting, serving and blocking from Surry Head Coach Jan Marion-Kiser and members of the Knights volleyball program.

Interested campers may register for the camp by completing a camp brochure at Camp registrations will also begin at 8:30 a.m. (first session) and 12:30 pm (second session).  

For more formation or to request a camp brochure, contact Coach Marion-Kiser at (336) 468-7191 or Mark Tucker at (336) 386-3217. Additional information may be obtained at

East Wilkes Tennis Clinics

East Wilkes High School will be offering tennis clinics for rising kindergarten-through-12th grade students on Tuesdays and Thursdays going until July 25 at the East Wilkes High School tennis courts.

The cost for each clinic is $5 and no pre-registration is required.  

The clinic for rising kindergarteners-through-3rd graders will be from 8:15-to-9 a.m., and will focus on fundamental skill development along with games to advance skill and love for the game. Clinics for high school students will be from 9-to-10 a.m. and the clinic for rising 4th-through-9th graders will be from 10-to-11 a.m. There will be no clinic the week of July 4 (July 2 and July 4) or the week of July 16 (July 16 and July 18).

All clinics will be led by Head Coach Aaron Simmons along with former and current players from the East Wilkes tennis program.

If you have any questions, contact Coach Simmons at (336) 927-7391.

Looking for baseball and softball championship photos

The Wilkes Journal-Patriot is looking for Wilkes County Parks and Recreation championship baseball and softball photos from this season to put in our print edition.

If you have these photos, please send them to or Make sure to identify every person in the photo (player, coach, manager, etc.).

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