East Wilkes seniors Dylan Black and Dylan Ward captured the 1A doubles title Monday in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Athletic Conference championships at Elkin High School.

Brian Hartley couldn’t fight back the tears during Friday night’s postgame interview after Wilkes Central’s 32-19 win over East Wilkes at Wes Steele Stadium in Moravian Falls.

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Wilkes Central delivered when it mattered the most in its 32-19 win over East Wilkes on Friday night in Moravian Falls in the regular season finale for both teams.

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Trenton Rhodes of East Wilkes High School signed a letter of intent on March 24 to play baseball at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va. The college is transitioning to Division II and will be a member of the South Atlantic Conference. At the signing are, front row, left to right, Jadyn H…

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The West Wilkes varsity softball team wasted no time in christening the 2021 season by lighting up the scoreboard in Ronda.

East Wilkes, a varsity football team known for its improbable comebacks, nearly staged another one Friday night in Ronda.

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East Wilkes High School will leave the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Athletic Conference and join seven other area 1A schools in the new Northwest 1A Conference, according to final realignment data released today (Thursday) by the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

The West Wilkes soccer team, a squad on the cusp of a berth in the 2A state playoffs, edged East Wilkes, 2-1, in Ronda on March 2.

The strangest high school football season in recent memory started for two Wilkes County teams Thursday night in Ronda, both six months late and one day early.

The East Wilkes varsity boys, playing in endurance mode, had something left in the tank for North Wilkes on Wednesday, in the season finale for both clubs.

The normally raucous Nest was nearly empty on Thursday, but the result was the same: another win for the Wilkes Central varsity boys inside the warm, friendly confines of home.

The North Carolina Athletic Association Board of Directors approved on Aug. 11 an amended schedule for the 2020-21 school year. NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker made the announcement to the public the following day.

On the heels of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement to reopen schools, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and its board of directors announced on July 15 that the start of the Fall 2020 sports season would be delayed.

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On the heels of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement to reopen schools, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and its board of directors announced early Wednesday afternoon that the start of the Fall 2020 sports season has been delayed.

The wait was over in more ways than one for Wilkes County high school athletics on Monday morning.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association recently announced that this past Monday would be the end of the COVID-19 dead period and schools would be allowed to start summer workouts.

Ashe County swept the team championships at the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference indoor track and field meet, but Wilkes County swept the top individual honors this winter.

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On the heels of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement to close all North Carolina public schools for the remainder of the school year, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association made the announcement Friday afternoon to cancel all sporting events for the remainder of the 201…

A tie for second-place in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference standings reaped awards for the Wilkes Central and West Wilkes boys basketball teams this winter.

Editor’s note: Due to the COVID-19 concerns postponing the majority of the high school sports spring seasons, the Wilkes Journal-Patriot reached out to coaches and athletic directors to have their senior spring sports athletes to fill out this form. We’ll be recognizing spring sports seniors…

Swimmers from three of the four Wilkes County high schools were selected to the all-Mountain Valley Athletic Conference teams for the 2019-20 season.

When the announcement of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association suspending all high school athletic activities broke more than a week ago, it sent shockwaves throughout the more than 400-member high schools.

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CHAPEL HILL — In response to Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order closing all North Carolina public schools through May 15th, North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Commissioner Que Tucker released the following statement:

As East Wilkes Head Softball Coach Derrick Hill addressed his team following Thursday’s night game with South Caldwell, the look on his players’ faces said it all.

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With the prospect looming of its first 0-4 start in 13 years, East Wilkes found a way.

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CHAPEL HILL — Due to the threat from COVID-19 (otherwise known as the coronavirus), the North Carolina High School Athletic Association made the decision on Thursday afternoon to postpone the 2020 boy’s and girl’s basketball State championships indefinitely.

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The Vikings did the bulk of their damage in the fourth inning, scoring six times, with five of the runs unearned, in a nonconference win Thursday night at Mastin Field in Ronda.