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.
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.