Four Titans selected to play in East-West All-Star Games

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Newsome to take over boys cross country, track and field

By Marc Pruitt
For the Clemmons Courier

Callie Scheier and Destiny Griffin will get to play one more basketball game together with “West” on their jerseys, though it won’t be for West Forsyth.

Scheier and Griffin, who helped lead the girl’s basketball team to the NCHSAA 4-A state championship in March, have been selected to play for the West in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All Star games in July.

Scheier, a four-year starter at point guard who was the Associated Press state player of the year, will play in college at High Point.

Griffin, who eclipsed 1,000 points for her career this season, also won the indoor start championship in the shot put in February. She has signed to compete in track and field at East Carolina.

The East-West girl’s basketball game will be played on Monday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Fellow Titans Riley Terry (girls soccer) and Jordan Fiorani (boys soccer) were also selected to participate in the soccer games, which will be held on July 16 at MacPherson Stadium at Bryan Park. The girl’s game will be at 6:30 p.m., and the boy’s game will follow at 8:30 p.m.

Terry was a four-year starter for the Titans and the MVP of the 2017 4-A state championship game, where she scored the game-winning goal. She has signed to play for Western Carolina.

Fiorani, who has signed to play at Roanoke College, scored four goals and had four assists this season for West, which finished 17-5-2. He was also an all-region selection.

Newsome named boys cross country and track and field coach

West Forsyth didn’t need to look very far to find its next coach for the boys cross country and track and field teams.

Nathan Newsome, who has been the girls coach for the last 15 years, will take over the boys program after the retirement of Jeff Thompson, who retired at the end of the school year after 30 years.

Newsome and Thompson worked closely together with both programs and Newsome said that not much will change.

“It’s really just a matter of me having to do all the paperwork now for both teams,” Newsome said. “I’ve got several assistants that will help me with all the day-to-day things during practice and meets. Jeff (Thompson) and I were pretty much co-coaches and worked with all the kids anyway. So many of them train in the same workout groups. I’ve always enjoyed the X’s and O’s, so I just don’t think there will be much of a difference in the overall approach to how we’ve done things in the past.”

Newsome said that the logistics of cross country won’t be too much of an adjustment, but indoor track in the winter and outdoor in the spring might demand more of his attention.

“With cross country, there just aren’t as many moving parts,” he said. “Track is always a gigantic puzzle and Jeff was always great about setting up meets and events. I’ll just need to get more familiar with what he did so we keep it close to the same things. I definitely want to keep that continuity and the success we’ve been having. I’m excited to take on the new challenges.”

West Forsyth boys’ basketball to host camp June 25-27

The West Forsyth boys’ basketball team will host a camp at Simpson Gymnasium June 25-27 for rising first through eighth graders.

Camp will run from 9 a.m. until noon each day. Each camper will receive a T-shirt and receive instruction based on their age and ability.

Cost is $95, with discounts available for multiple family members.

For more information, contact Coach Kevin King at 336-414-0367 or email at