West Wilkes’ Volleyball team remained perfect, moving to 8-0 on the season with a three-set sweep of Starmount Tuesday evening in Millers Creek.
Twice in Alleghany’s Mountain Valley Athletic Conference volleyball matchup with West Wilkes Thursday afternoon in Millers Creek, the Trojans had the Blackhawks on the ropes late in sets.
For the majority of the Wilkes Central’s volleyball team’s 3-0 win against Elkin on Thursday evening in Moravian Falls, the Eagles were in complete control of the match — with maybe one exception.
BOONE — A glowing harvest moon lit up the sky at Jack Groce Stadium on Friday the 13th, an extremely rare feat that won’t be matched for another 30 years, as the Wilkes Central Eagles traveled up the mountain for a nonconference matchup with 3A Watauga.
The East Wilkes and West Wilkes girls tennis teams started off the second half of the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference scheduled on Thursday with wins over county opponents.
Avery County thundered past visiting North Wilkes 42-7 Friday night in Newland in a non-conference football game called early due to area lightning.
Watauga exploded for over 350 yards of total offense, with nearly 300 coming off the ground game, in a 59-6 win over Wilkes Central on Friday night at Jack Groce Stadium in Boone.
Junior running back Tresean Stewart scored seven touchdowns and had 286 all-purpose yards for the Phoenix, who improve to 3-0 for the first time in their history.
West Wilkes played host to North Carolina High School Athletic Association newcomers Millennium Charter Academy on Monday evening in Millers Creek and reminded them how tough it can be to be a first year program.
West Wilkes Head Coach Randy McCoy set the stage for last-second heroics in Saturday evening’s Blue Ridge Youth Football League contest between his Knights and East Wilkes when he called a timeout with three seconds remaining and the score tied at six.
A pair of Cardinals came to roost on the soccer pitch at Ebb Tharpe Field Wednesday evening in Ronda. The visiting East Surry from Pilot Mountain showed their dominance as they claimed a 3-0 victory against East Wilkes in a nonconference matchup.
Head Coach Jim Caudill isn’t afraid to challenge his young Wilkes Central Eagles, and has put together a tough nonconference schedule full of playoff qualifiers from last fall.
West Wilkes survived a Thursday night tussle between the two best teams in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference by beating Alleghany 3-1 in Millers Creek.
Dominant performances on both sides of the ball were the key to victory Friday night in Millers Creek as the West Wilkes Blackhawks rolled over the visiting Bishop McGuiness Villains by a 52-22 score.
The West Wilkes Blackhawk Volleyball team traveled to Moravian Falls on Thursday afternoon and posted a three-set sweep of the Wilkes Central Eagles in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference opener.
The first two sets of Friday’s volleyball match between Millers Creek Christian School and Triad Baptist Christian Academy couldn’t have been much closer.
BOONE — In a game where Appalachian State and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte put up video game-like numbers, two key plays in the last 1:19 of the first half turned out to be the difference on Saturday afternoon.
The West Wilkes Blackhawks recorded their first win of the season Friday night, a 52-22 victory over the Bishop McGuiness Villains at Window World Field in Millers Creek.
A big night from JoRaye Morrison and the Wilkes Central defense pushed the Eagles back above .500 with a 38-14 win against Surry Central on Friday night in Moravian Falls.
Brody Cagna scored three touchdowns and Derek Matthews added a touchdown for the Falcons, who improved to 3-0 with a shutout win Friday night at Ebb Tharpe Field in Ronda.
North Wilkes survived a scare from East Wilkes Thursday evening in Hays, as the Vikings eked out a 3-1 victory in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
The West Wilkes Blackhawk volleyball team traveled to Moravian Falls on Thursday evening and post a three-match sweep of the Wilkes Central Eagles in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
The West Wilkes girls tennis team is off to one of its best starts in recent memory and on Tuesday afternoon, it picked up a signature win — a 7-2 victory against longstanding Mountain Valley Athletic Conference power Elkin at the Tom Gwyn Tennis Complex.
WEST WILKES HIGH SCHOOL recently had a memorial bench donated to the school in memory of Tim Absher — a long-time supporter of Wilkes County and West Wilkes athletics who died back in May.
An impressive week one victory over area-power Hibriten by Alexander Central, coupled with Wilkes Central fielding only 21 players due to injuries and low numbers, led most high school football fans to expect a walk over this past Friday night in Moravian Falls.
NEWLAND — Coming off a hard-fought loss at Forbush last week, the West Wilkes Blackhawks fell to 2-0 this fall with a 51-6 loss to Avery County at MacDonald Stadium on Friday night.
BOONE — Zac Thomas accounted for three touchdowns, including two through the air to Malik Williams and Thomas Hennigan, as Appalachian State won 42-7 against visiting East Tennessee State in the FBS head coaching debut for Eliah Drinkwitz on Saturday.
Senior receiver Garrett Vernon caught a touchdown pass and ran for two touchdowns and fellow senior Hunter Carlino had two sacks in the final three minutes to give the Cardinals their first win of the season, Friday night in Dobson.