The Tar Heel League crowned three District 2 softball champions last week, and the baseball district tournaments will be taking place this week all over northwest North Carolina.
But before joining their respective teams as Wilkes County all-stars, all of those players spent the previous two-and a-half months playing one another with hopes of winning their respective Wilkes County Parks and Recreation championships.
Here’s a look back at who were crowned champions in the seven divisions in which Wilkes County fields teams.
Girls Coach Pitch
The Eastern Star Lady Pirates and Shumate’s Cleaning Lady Rockies shared the five-team coach pitch softball championship with 7-1 records.
The Chick-fil-A Lady Rockies (3-5), Wilkes Communications Lady Cardinals (2-6) and North Wilkesboro Kiwanis Club Lady Rockies (1-7) rounded out the division.
An unbeaten season by the North Wilkesboro Optimist Lady Rockies (7-0-1) led them to the 10-and-under championship, just a game ahead of the Wilkes Hunters Helping Kids Lady Braves (6-1-1).
The Wilkes Steel Lady Pirates took third in the five-team division at 4-4.
The Rock Creek Marketplace Lady Reds finished the regular season undefeated at 8-0 to claim the 12-and-under championship.
The DBI Solutions Lady Giants placed second with a 6-3 record while Empire Chevy Lady Braves and Cubic Inc. Lady Red Sox rounded the four-team division at 3-6 and 0-8, respectively.
Unlike previous years when coach pitch teams played teams only in its respective leagues, they played each team from both leagues once over the season.
In the American League, the Anderson Painting Astros led the six-team league with a 10-2 record, just a game ahead of the Mount Pleasant Lodge #573 Yankees (9-3).
The Sparks Roofing Angels (8-3-1) and the Vannoy, Colvard, Triplett and Vannoy Mariners (7-4-1) also finished with winning records.
The Brushy Mountain Water Reds won the National League and finished with the best overall record at 12-0.
The North Wilkesboro Parks and Recreation finished second at 8-3-1 and the Wilkes Electric Motors Pirates went 6-6.
The Empire Chevy Rangers finished with a perfect 9-0 record to win the Midget League title, finishing a game ahead of the MBI Builders, LLC Cardinals (8-1).
Just one game separated the third-place Blue Ridge Tractor Yankees (7-2) and the Kevin Hamby Towing Red Sox (6-3).
The Wilkes Office Supplies Dodgers also finished with a winning record in the 10-team division at 4-4-1.
Just three games separated the top four teams in the Little League’s eight-team field but the Wilkesboro Masonic Lodge #45 White Sox won the league with a 7-0 record.
The DBI Solutions/Impact Collision Center Red Sox (6-1), Andy Patton Insurance Agency Dodgers (5-2) and Chick-fil-A Giants (4-3) rounded out the top four.
The Wilkesboro Parks & Recreation Marlins finished unbeaten in the Junior League division at 5-0-1.
The Impact Collision Red Sox finished a half game out of first with a 5-1 record. The Rock Creek Marketplace Cubs (3-2-1) and the Sweet Smiles Candy Store Braves (3-3) also finished .500 or better in the seven-team le