Both West Wilkes and East Wilkes girls tennis teams picked up big wins on the road on Tuesday afternoon.

The Blackhawks, who are now 4-1 overall and in Mountain Valley Athletic Conference play, won 7-2 at Elkin while the Cardinals (7-0, 5-0 MVAC) remained undefeated this fall with a 6-3 win at Ashe County.

The victories set up a pair of key MVAC games on Thursday. West Wilkes will travel to Ashe County (3-2, 3-1) in a key matchup on the 2A side of the league while East Wilkes will travel to Elkin. The Cardinals are a game and a half ahead of the Buckin' Elks on the 1A side of the league.

North Wilkes volleyball 3, Mitchell 0

North Wilkes dominated Tuesday night in Hays, dispatching visiting Mitchell 3-0 in nonconference volleyball action.

Shelby Roal was instrumental in the win for the Vikings, who improved to 4-1 for the fall. 
 
Roal led the way with strong service runs in each set, with runs that closed out the first game 25-13 and the second 25-17. The first set culminated in two straight aces from the junior hitter and the second saw Roal record aces on three of the last four points. 
 
In the third set Roal did her damage early, helping stake the Vikings to a quick 8-2 advantage before the Mountaineers called timeout to try and stem the tide.
 
The stoppage did little to slow down North Wilkes, however, as the Vikings went on to end the night with a 25-13 third set victory.
 
The Mountaineers dropped to 3-3 with the defeat. All three of Mitchell's losses have been shutouts.
 
Parkland soccer 6, Wilkes Central 1

The Parkland Mustangs found the back of the net three times in each half of Tuesday night’s 6-1 nonconference boys soccer win against Wilkes Central in Moravian Falls.

Parkland’s Christian Little put a hard shot on goal a mere 23 seconds into the match. While that attempt clanked off the left post, the sophomore rebounded home a ball in the match’s eighth minute.

After Luke Guldberg scored in the 13th minute, Wilkes Central (0-4) cut the deficit in half when Brandon Lopez scored off a nice assist from Tradin Allen in the 28th minute.

But Zaid Santo extended the advantage back to two with a goal in the 35th minute.

The Eagles held the Mustangs scoreless for the majority of the second half but Parkland (2-0) broke through in the final 15 minutes of the match with three goals. William Hernandez tallied two of those scores (in the 66th and 74th minutes) while Alex Anorve-Lopez scored in the 73rd.

The Eagles will be off the remainder of the week before it hosts Forbush on Monday. Parkland will travel to Falcons on Friday.

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