Comets win season, conference championships

The North Stanly Comets won the 2023 Yadkin Valley Conference regular-season and tournament championships this season and will enter the 2A state playoffs with a 25-1 record. From left, front row: Mallori Wittman, Olivia McDonald, Landon Kimrey, Allie Morgan and Ila Loflin; back row: Head coach Daniel Galloway, Emmy Talbert, Shalyn Bell, Aniston Talbert, Caroline Mauldin, Kylie Speight and assistant coach Erika Galloway. (Photo contributed)