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NorthFan

Posted 7:29 pm, 06/02/2019

And North, dont even get me started. Its a love hate relationship, it truly is.

Northfan

Posted 7:28 pm, 06/02/2019

I completely agree Wishy. The Waddell kid who transferred a few years ago put Central back at the top for that year and helped them compete but he was a West High bred kid and Brooks has also helped them remain relevant and truth be known he was a West High bred kid also in a different way so otherwise Central would have been in the dog house now for several years if not for those to changing schools. I am not sure what has happened to Central but it looks like their baseball run is gonna be over for the next decade. I just dont see it happening. It has collapsed completely.

wishy

Posted 11:49 pm, 06/01/2019

With baseball it comes down to the middle school program. As I said earlier, when my son played at WWMS, Coach Miles worked them on fundamentals & situations every day. Always reminded the parents also, he wanted to win but, making the kids better would allow them to win at the High School level and they would remember that best. Also improve their chance of playing in college if they wanted. Coach Ward should be thanking him for his 3 titles in a row, that’s the kids Coach Miles had.
Football requires the HS coach to adjust to the abilities the players grow or don’t grow into. Coach Chapman adjust almost every year. That’s part of what makes him so good. Any struggles North has is with overall talent #’s. Rarely see them have more than 5 good players in any male sports at 1 time.
Girl’s sports there are different. Often have numerous good athletes in volleyball & basketball, they have the records to show it also. You can’t expect the boy’s sports there to be as consistent as the other 3 schools.
WC should be disappointed any year they aren’t top 2 in every sport just due to their numbers. They’re lacking good coaching in some of their sports and it shows when player #’s are down for certain sports. Boys would’ve struggled in basketball & baseball last several years if not for transfer coming in from West & East.

mommom

Posted 10:47 pm, 06/01/2019

Exactly right there! Hes done a great job winning games year in and year out. If you look at maxpreps, both the football and baseball programs have won considerably more each year on average than they have in the past. That was my point. Coaches there are doing a great job there and have well respected teams every year. Win or lose they will compete and not to be overlooked anymore.

charlyyyy

Posted 6:46 pm, 06/01/2019

I agree with most of that but for football people that actually know. North Wilkes Football used to never win a ball game every year and be terrible. Coach Chipman has changed that program and brought them from the bottom and has led them to compete with teams. Winning the Conference Championship in 2013 and then finishing in the top 4 of the conference in 2 or 3 of the years. They were weak last year but will be very improved this year. I don’t care what anyone says Coach Chipman is a great coach maybe the best in Wilkes County and North Wilkes is glad to have him.

mommom

Posted 11:45 am, 05/31/2019

The "pathetic" thing is people that think and act like that you are. What's next? Football 5-6 and 1-6? Basketball 11-14 and 7-7? Clean house there too? Maybe just maybe it's not all the coaches! Stop whining and start working to improve.

mommom

Posted 11:24 am, 05/31/2019

Again....all the coaches faults that your kids cant play lol. I'm sure that all those coaches tell you kids not to hit, not to field the ball, not to run fast, or whatever. Like I said, we'd be glad to have them on staff! Get over your beef and get to work to improve. If the players can hit, field, or pitch, theyll be able to be on the field.

GoBigBlueGo

Posted 9:46 am, 05/31/2019

2-12 2-20 pathetic
4-10 6-15 pathetic

Sounds like to me both programs need new coaches. Clean house and start over. Both will never be able to compete with the other 3 county programs until a serious set of committed coaches are in place. Right now, no commitment only coaches going through the motions.

wishy

Posted 11:53 pm, 05/24/2019

I know timing adjustments with pitchers seem harder in baseball also. WW 1-2 hitters and bottom 1/2 of line up seemed to hit the slower pitchers better than the middle order guys. Then 3,4,5 hit the faster pitching better than everyone else.
It maybe that most HS softball pitchers throw at speeds ranging closer together with each other, I dk. I also dk if softball has the same trouble with a lefty pitcher as baseball does. In our last game, Becker (ECU committ) is a mid to upper 80’s lefty. Miles looked relaxed & had a solid hit against him. The rest of us looked uncomfortable. Dk why he was more comfortable than rest but, got a couple more hits off him but, didn’t look easy doing it. The righty (Pfieffer committ) came in and our hitters looked more relaxed but, couldn’t hit him. A good lefty on the mound is worth his weight in gold in baseball. HS hitters just don’t see many. A fact that helps understand Ledford’s success and hopefully Lambert’s return.

blinders

Posted 11:25 pm, 05/24/2019

Any schools in Wilkes has their best chance, at a State Title in softball and baseball. In both sports 1 position can carry your team, game in and game out. Softball is easier bc 1 pitcher can go every game if needed. Baseball is tougher bc you need more than 1 quality pitcher. They have no chance in football, NONE ! Basketball is slightly better chance than football. Girls have a better chance than boys in basketball, again bc 1-2 girls can carry you every game, especially 1 good inside player. Boys will eventually face teams with 3-5 good players.
If we could have thrown Skylar every pitch every game, the way a softball pitcher can throw, our odds would have been better. Then baseball seems to be able to pitch around players better also. So in softball your better hitters seem to stay more consistent than baseball hitters. So softball is their best shot at a Title

GoBigBlueGo

Posted 3:43 pm, 05/24/2019

2-12 2-20 pathetic

likitis

Posted 9:23 am, 05/24/2019

If you are going by PERFECT GAME VELO #s They are 3-4 MPG faster than any gun made .. But they do that for a Reason..... BIG TIME MONEY RACKET!!!! So whatever # you get from there take off 3 mPG.. for good measure .

wishy

Posted 12:00 am, 05/24/2019

WW 1st 3 batters probably walked over 50 times together this year. A lot of throwers in conference, not pitchers and only Skylar was overpowering. Saw plenty in the low 80’s but 78-82 should be batting practice for a good high school team. Saw 5 pitchers in the 85-88 range, 3 maybe 4 out of conf and then Skylar. Helped prepare for conf. Would have been nice to see that near end of regular season to get ready for State. But, no team can have a chance at a title without 3 above avg pitchers at any level, bc of pitch counts. Then it all comes down to who you draw & when. Most of the time the #1 will throw early week in state. If you can limit their pitches like Mt Pleasant did to us last yr, you can bring him back late week. Hopefully then the other team runs out of pitching. I think other the other factors limit the chances of a school around here making the long run it would take for a state title.

blinders

Posted 9:13 pm, 05/23/2019

Wilson’s Max fastball in Atlanta last summer was 92, last September it was 89. Smith is estimated but, he throws harder than Dezern who topped at 76 in August of 2017. D***on for WW is faster than Ledford who topped at 81 vs us this yr on college coach’s gun(Ledford a better PITCHER). Ashe coach said Bare sat 81-83 vs us this yr and was told Lambert hit 85 at last years State Games workouts. Same workouts had WC Adams at 85. Kenner for ES hit 90 in January, not close to Brooks at 94 last summer and 93 on pro guns this season. Those speeds were independently gunned, look them up.
The deference as I said is movement. Then control. There’s more to being successful on the mound than a fastball, ask Greg Maddox.
I can’t think of a 1A besides WW in this area to get a State Title. Don’t know of a 2A that has but, can’t say there won’t be in the future.

oneanddone

Posted 11:30 am, 05/23/2019

Blunders you are a joke so keep your mouth shut about the kids velo.

likitis

Posted 8:06 am, 05/23/2019

LOL!! Like many many many others your Velo #s are very very OFF!!! Absolutely no one from Starmount did hit 80 … Ledford Maybe a MAX pitch of 82 but stayed in the upper 70s. Wilson from East Surry has never hit 90 even as a max pitch.. Hes in the mid 80s..... The other ES kid is fast like Skylar but also committed to Wake Forest.. BLINDERS true Statement!!! BLIND

blinders

Posted 3:15 pm, 05/22/2019

I see you really don’t know what you’re talking about now. WC. S. Brooks, E. Adams, A. Minton > Ashe Z. Bare > Starmount. D. Smith > East T. Lambert > West J. D***on, R. Ledford. All sat 80-84 with Brooks touching 90 when he wanted. Velocity is easy to hit with no movement or control of another off speed pitch. Brooks didn’t have his best off speed at home vs WW and they got 4 or 5 off of him.
1A East Surry proves, with 2 pitchers sitting in low 90’s they lost in the 4th rd, it’s hard to get to the championship series at any level. That’s why pro’s have more than a 97-100 mph fastball.
Conference was down we, all agree but, any team can go on a run. West did it as a 2A in ‘87 again in 1A in ‘10. West this yr had a good chance if they had gotten by North Davidson.

likitis

Posted 8:11 am, 05/22/2019

There will never be a 2a state Champ in baseball out of the MVAC. 2 consistently 80 plus MPG pitchers in the conference this year and one got hurt..

Sbmom

Posted 10:17 am, 05/18/2019

mommom you are correct! This is exactly what's wrong here! Unfortunately it's a small few that act like this and give us a bad rep. Gobigbluego has given away who they are to anyone that's been around north. They are unhappy because their little johnny didnt get what he wanted (or what parents wanted). Be glad the situation was what it was because otherwise he may not have even made the team to begin with. Posting inaccurate stuff about players, parents, and situations you obviously know little about just shows your character and personal agenda. If you're so unhappy then leave. Oh but then what happens if johnny didnt play where and when he wanted somewhere else? Coaches fault again? Get johnny to work hard, fight through tough times, and good things will happen in the future.

mommom

Posted 3:17 pm, 05/17/2019

You folks are exactly what's wrong with that place! Coach was paid off, kids don't play where they want, coach fussed at the kids, kids don't play because they don't like the coach. WOW! I'm sure other coaches let players play wherever and never raise their voices. Hope that mess don't spread to this side of the county! Pretty sure a former coach just won the conference at current school but never was a part of more than a few wins there. Maybe not the coaching after all???

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