Pete Zamplas

Wrestling Knights Dethrone Enka, Win WMAC

North Henderson Knights ruled the WMAC roost in wrestling, with a half-decade run. Enka snapped it by winning the conference last season, and was state runner-up. But the Knights edged the Jets last week, to regain the crown.

Top HCPS Scholar Grads Honored at Banquets

Graduating Henderson County public high school seniors with the highest grade point average are usually honored together in a banquet. This time, each high school separately honored their top scholars — 67 in all.

Vote on E. Flat Rock Asphalt Mixing Plant Set for June 1

The long-debated issue of whether Henderson County should rezone to allow an asphalt plant to be built in East Flat Rock may finally near an end in a special meeting June 1st. Technical experts disagree on the facility’s likely environmental impact.

Slain Officers Honored in Local Memorial

Henderson County has dedicated its Law Enforcement Center in honor of Ryan Hendrix, a deputy fatally shot by a suspect last September who is the latest local face of violence against officers.

Softball BlackHawks, Soccer Rockets Shine

North Buncombe softball and Reynolds’ girls soccer squads both reached 3A West Region finals.

Noone Concert Part of ‘Love Hendo Saturday’

Herman of Herman’s Hermits, balloon creatures and porcelain bears are set to hit Downtown Hendersonville as soon as this Saturday.

Murphy Wins Coach Gentry’s Ninth State Title

David Gentry played football for Edneyville Yellow Jackets, in the Sixties. He has coached football for a half-century — mostly for Murphy — and has won more games than any coach in the state. Last Saturday, he won his ninth state title with the Bulldogs and third in five seasons.

Lady Rockets Edge Asheville HS 2-1 in Soccer Playoffs

The usual three schools dominated WMAC soccer play this spring, and two collided in round three of playoffs as Reynolds nipped Asheville 2-1 Friday. That thrust ACR into the West Region finals — a win away from reaching the state title match.

Cats Tame Lions, Clash Next With Cougars

Hendersonville is eager to conquer its demons — Mountain Heritage. The Mean Green Rushing Machine has eliminated the much more athletic Bearcats twice in recent football playoffs — in frigid Burnsville. This time the battle is at HHS. Warmer weather forecast. The Bearcats are scorching hot, after upsetting dynastic Shelby.

Rams, Rockets Bow Out of Playoffs

Rams lit it up game after game but last Friday, the visitors’ score lights were worn out by a team playing out of its gourd as it ended Roberson’s magical season.