Local sports briefs

Mighty Mites, All-Stars Basketball Camps to take place at Blue Ridge Elementary

WARRENSVILLE — The Mighty Mites Basketball Camp for rising kindergarten through third graders will be July 13-16 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each day.

During the same four-day period, the All-Stars Basketball Camp for fourth graders through seventh graders will be held from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day.

Camp applications can be picked up at The Hobby Barn in West Jefferson or at Tamales in Jefferson.

If you have any questions, call Mike Eldreth at 336-384-4527.

ASU women’s soccer hires former Watauga coach

BOONE — Appalachian State University women’s soccer head coach Sarah Strickland announced the hiring of assistant coach Brittany Bolick last Thursday. Bolick served as a volunteer assistant coach on Strickland’s staff last season – the program’s first in the Sun Belt Conference.

Strickland noted, “I am thrilled to welcome Brittany to our staff on a full-time basis. Brittany has worked hard to develop relationships with the girls, learn about our values, our system of play and is truly invested in who we are and what we do. She is going to add excitement and energy to our program and is a wonderful mentor for the girls. She is the piece we have been looking for to balance the staff and we are so blessed to have her join our program.”

Before coming to Appalachian in 2014, Bolick served as the varsity head coach of the girls soccer program at Watauga High School. She compiled a record of 47-28-8 as the Pioneers head coach and finished 14-6-3 in her last season in 2013.

A Watauga graduate, Bolick played collegiately at Charleston Southern and was a two-time all-Big South player and was named team Most Valuable Player her junior and senior seasons.

Prior to her collegiate career, Bolick played locally at Watauga High School where she was named all-Northwestern Conference for three seasons and and NWC Player of the Year in 2005.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

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