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CMS volleyball player Faith Daniels returns a shot in home volleyball action last week. Photo by
Jamie Shell

Originally published: 2013-09-18 15:46:55
Last modified: 2013-09-18 15:57:38

Middle school sports roundup

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Both county middle schools were busy with action in multiple sports throughout last week.

Avery Middle School soccer was on the pitch last week with a pair of matches, though one match was shortened due to weather. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, AMS took on East Yancey, falling by a final match score of 4-2. Jaden Burleson got Avery on the board with the team’s lone goal in the first half, as the club trailed 3-1 at the intermission. Cody Daniels chipped in with a goal in the second half, but East added a goal of its own to provide for the final scoring margin.

The following day Avery tangled with the Bowman Middle School Bulldogs, but the match was called after only eight minutes of play due to lightning. At the time of the stoppage, Avery held a commanding 2-0 lead, as Stephen Sanchez found the back of the net with a pair of goals.

Avery travels to Harris this Wednesday, Sept. 18, and returns home at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 19, to take on Thomas Jefferson in non-conference play at MacDonald Stadium.

Avery and Cranberry middle schools each met a formidable opponent in Toe River Conference football matchups last week.

To read the complete story, please pick up a copy of your hometown newspaper, The Avery Journal-Times, available at almost 100 locations in Newland, Banner Elk, Crossnore, Spruce Pine and Roan Mountain, Tenn. To subscribe to The Avery Journal-Times, please call (828) 733-0401 or click to