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The Wilkes Central Eagles and the North Iredell Raiders traded touchdowns in last the minute-and a-half of Friday night’s (which ultimately became Saturday morning) season opener.

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The physicality of the North Wilkes Vikings proved more than a match for North Forsyth’s speed Friday night in Hays, as North defeated the visitors 35-18 in the season opener for both teams.

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Big plays and turnovers cost West Wilkes on opening night as Forbush left Millers Creek with a 24-0 shutout victory over the Blackhawks. It was also Todd Rutz’s debut as West Wilkes’ new head coach.

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Reflecting upon the 2019 season opener for the West Stokes and East Wilkes boys’ soccer teams, which was contested at Ebb Tharpe Field in Ronda on Wednesday evening, two old adages come to mind.

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If the North Wilkes Vikings continue to improve on last season’s 5-9 mark in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference, the play of senior star striker Alex Ruvalcaba will be a big reason why. 

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After winning a share of the 2018 Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Championship, the West Wilkes volleyball team hopes to build off of its first-ever conference championship and ultimately repeat, but this time as the outright champion.

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Before the start of Wilkes Central’s first boys’ soccer practice on Aug. 1, Head Coach Jim Caudill wasn’t sure if the Eagles were going to have enough players to field a team this fall.

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The West Wilkes boys soccer team came into the 2018 season with hopes to compete for a 2A playoff berth, led by a class of seven seniors who had been with Head Coach Wesley Golds and the program for all four years.

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The third annual Wilkes County Jamboree is set to take place tonight, starting at 5 p.m. at West Wilkes High School.

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Tommy Holleman, who hails from Ronda, took home the silver medal in the horseshoes event during the 2019 National Senior Games – Senior Olympics held on June 20 in Albuquerque, N.M.

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BOONE — Appalachian State Athletics is excited to announce plans to honor Hall of Fame football coach Jerry Moore with a plaza and statue in his name outside the Kidd Brewer Stadium north end zone facility that is currently under construction.

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In a twist this season, the top pitcher will be known as the county’s Cy Young award winner, in honor of the winningest pitcher in baseball history.

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When it comes to picking the players who make up the Wilkes Journal-Patriot’s all-county softball team, it is usually fairly easy in most years.

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HIGH SCHOOLS across the state of North Carolina, including the four in Wilkes County, opened up the 2019 football season on Thursday. See today's print edition for a full list of varsity football schedules.

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HICKORY — Mayson Lail had Wilkes County’s number in Wednesday night’s Area 1 playoff game for North Carolina American Legion Lady Fastpitch.

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Wilkes County’s coach pitch all-star teams turned in one of their best collective efforts in the North Carolina Tar Heel League state tournament play last weekend.

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Wilkes County’s junior league all-star team saw its run in the North Carolina Tar Heel League state tournament end earlier than it wanted to last weekend in Smithfield.

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Three Wilkes County all-star baseball teams competed in the North Carolina Tar Heel League state tournament this weekend in Smithfield with dreams of capturing a state championship.

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Wilkes County's American Legion softball team was scheduled to host Alexander Post 170 on Wednesday night but won both games by forfeit due to Alexander not having enough to play.

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When all three Wilkes County all-star softball teams won their respective District 2 tournaments late last month, they did so with virtually no trouble.