East Wilkes senior Laci Anderson was recently named the Northwest 1A Conference golfer of the year.
The East Wilkes junior varsity and varsity football teams are the latest Wilkes County prep sports squads with game postponements due to positive COVID-19 tests.
East Wilkes Coach Jonathan Wilmoth defended his original home turf on Friday night. And, by extension, so did the Cardinal varsity football team.
The East Wilkes doubles team of senior Sylvia Prevette and junior Tristen Blevins competed in the 1A state tournament Friday at Cary Tennis Park.
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.
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.
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…
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 varsity football team, a club in dire need of a win, made two strategic decisions that paid off Friday night in Millers Creek.
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 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.
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.
East Wilkes Assistant Girls Tennis Coach Phil Simmons spent part of last Thursday morning’s summer workout labeling tennis balls and cans, with the names of the Cardinal players on them.
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.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association recently announced that this coming Monday would be the end of the COVID-19 dead period and schools would be allowed to resume off-season workouts.
This is the third article in a weekly series highlighting big local sports anniversaries, given the current down time for local sports. Readers are encouraged to share any of their memories from local sports this time of year — namely May, June and July — by emailing email@example.com. Ph…
The North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association named Ty Johnson, formerly of Wilkes County, a recipient of the PGC Transformational Coach Award on May 14.
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.
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…
“When kids enter high school, you know that you’re only going to have them for four years and you just enjoy it while you have them.”
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.
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:
Mount Airy’s Sydney Seagraves and East Wilkes’ Haley McManus both shined in the pitcher’s circle in a nonconference matchup in Ronda on Tuesday evening.