The East Wilkes varsity girls were one of two bracket winners at the Mary Garber Holiday Tip-off Classic (MGHTC) on Nov. 24.

Jake Grubb stole the show in the final quarter, and the Ashe County varsity boys escaped Millers Creek with a 48-44 nonleague win over West Wilkes on Nov. 24.

The East Wilkes wrestling team earned an early-season crown of laurels by winning the Danny Linker Memorial at Alleghany High School in Sparta on Saturday.

Mathis is multiple medalist

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BOONE — Cruising into the end zone for his final touchdown at Kidd Brewer Stadium, Thomas Hennigan took a bow and blew a kiss before his teammates joined him for a high-flying celebration.

Avery Wallis, a second generation East Wilkes standout player and coach, is establishing new roots at another area school this winter.

Editor’s note: Due to an early deadline, basketball results from Wilkes Central at Ashe County and the opening round of the Mary Garber Holiday Tip-off Classic in Winston-Salem on Monday will be published in the Dec. 1 edition of the Wilkes Journal-Patriot.

The Wilkes Central wrestling team dropped a 42-30 decision to host Patton in a nonconference tri-meet Friday in Morganton.

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RALEIGH — Legislation that likely will create a formal agreement between the nonprofit body currently governing North Carolina high school sports and state education leaders received final approval on Nov. 17. The compromise scales back specific demands previously advanced by legislators tha…

West Wilkes senior Carson Ledford (front row, center) signed a letter of intent on Tuesday to play volleyball at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Seated with her are, from left, Ashton Ledford, Jack Ledford, Misty Ledford and Riley Ledford. On the second row, from left, are Annalee B…

Wilkes Central senior Zoe Susi signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play soccer at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is pictured here with her parents, Jamie and Honey Susi.

Wilkes Central senior Makenna Freeman signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play soccer at Wingate University. She is pictured here with her parents, Joel and Heather Freeman.

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As duck hunting season ramps up across the state, officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urge waterfowl hunters to practice safety and to share best practices with someone new to hunting.

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BOONE — Ferocious defense and fourth-down efficiency carried App State to a Sun Belt victory that gave the Mountaineers sole possession of first place in the East Division.

The Wilkes Central girls raced to an eighth-place finish Saturday, the county’s top showing at the 2A cross country championships at the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.

Carter McLean of Hays finished runner-up in the National Amateur Disc Golf Tour (NADGT) championships that concluded Sunday in Austin, Tex.

Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission are asking the public to join the NC Bird Atlas team to participate in the Early Winter Bird Atlas season by recording their bird observations in Ebird (ebird.org).

The N.C. General Assembly recently passed legislation that allows veterans to fish trout waters for free in the Wilkesboros and 15 other mountain communities in western North Carolina.

As the blackpowder deer hunting season in Wilkes County continues and with gun season set to open Nov. 20, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home from the Hunt campaign reminds hunters to be sure to positively identify their target before pulling the trigger and to always be aware of …

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JONESBORO, Ark. — One trick play, followed by timely takeaways, takedowns and defensive touchdowns, propelled App State to another Sun Belt Conference road win.

Imagine this scenario: your high school sports team has just finished fifth out of seven teams in the league standings, several games short of a winning record.

By land or by air, the Starmount varsity football team leaned heavily on junior running back Zack Dezern on Friday night.

Host Lincolnton threw a clean sheet at Wilkes Central on Monday, scoring two second-half goals to take a 2-0 win in the first round of the 2A state soccer playoffs.

Youth hoops refs

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The Wilkes Central boys finished second and the Eagle girls took third Saturday at the Midwest 2A Regional cross country meet at Fisher River Park in Dobson.

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The East Wilkes doubles team of Tristen Blevins and Kristie Brown finished fourth in the 1A state championships that concluded Saturday at the Cary Tennis Center.

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Quick starts in each set by the West Wilkes volleyball team led to a sweep of West Stokes Saturday in the first round of the 2A state playoffs in Millers Creek.

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The East Wilkes doubles team of Tristen Blevins and Kristie Brown finished second in the state 1A West tennis regionals that concluded Saturday.

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The Elkin boys and girls captured team titles Thursday in the Northwest 1A Conference cross country championships at the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.

The West Wilkes varsity volleyball team moved into the semifinals of the Foothills 2A Conference tournament with a three-set sweep of North Wilkes in Hays on Monday.

The Wilkes Central boys captured the Foothills 2A Conference championship on Monday, edging Surry Central at Veterans Park in Mount Airy.