Just a few teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences remain in the state playoffs. Here are scores from weekend playoff games in baseball, softball and girls soccer:
West Wilkes was trailing East Surry 5-0 in Wednesday’s second-round state playoff contest when a sporadic downpour began. As the rain fell harder, so did the Hawks’ hits, and a rainbow over the West Wilkes campus seemed to promise a comeback just as play was halted due to lightning.
There are only a handful of teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and Northwest 1A/2A conferences still carrying the banner for the spring sports season. All of them reside in either Wilkes or Stokes counties.
Wilkes Central, the regular season champions of Mountain Valley 1A/2A girls soccer, swept the conference’s top awards. Senior midfielder Risa Baker was voted the league’s Player of the Year. Uwe Ehrlich was voted the Coach of the Year.
Lightning forced another postponement in the East Surry at West Wilkes playoff softball showdown. The Cardinals and Blackhawks were in the fourth inning Wednesday night when lightning halted the action. The game did not continue.
West Wilkes baseball team only managed five hits but got RBIs from five different players in a 5-2 second-round state playoff victory over South Stokes on Wednesday in Millers Creek.
Drenching rains and thunderstorms to start the week forced the postponement of a handful of state playoff baseball and softball games involving teams from the Yadkin Valley.
Four baseball teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference and three more from the Northwest 1A/2A survived the opening round of the state playoffs Friday.
The high jump has been good to West Wilkes’ Makayla Roten this year. The junior won an indoor state title in the event back in February, then earned an outdoor 1A Midwest Region championship on May 5 at North Stokes. On Saturday at N.C. A&T University’s Belk Track, Roten added an outdoor state title in the high jump to her collection.
East Surry baseball coach Barry Hall had some fresh arms getting loose in the bullpen in the late innings. In the end, he didn’t need them. Jordan Miller pitched his first complete game of the season, and the Cardinals eliminated Chatham Central from the 1A state playoffs by a 4-1 score Friday night.
Here are state playoff baseball, softball and soccer games we’ll be following tonight at Yadkin Valley Sports. Please feel free to leave scoring updates on our Facebook page or on our Twitter account:
Elkin’s girls soccer team may have taken some lumps in the ultra-tough Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference during the regular season, but the strong competition certainly got the Elks ready for the state playoffs.
The defending 1A state champion East Surry Cardinals will begin their softball title defense by hosting Alleghany later this week.
Seven baseball teams from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A and five from the Northwest 1A/2A made the state playoffs. The N.C. High School Athletic Association released the brackets Wednesday morning.
Forbush High’s girls soccer team scored five unanswered goals – including three in overtime – to upset Randleman 5-2 in Tuesday’s state playoff opener. Jessica Tucker, Sheridan Caudle and DeAnna Wilkins netted shots within three minutes of each other in extra time to lift the Falcons. Forbush was the No. 3 seed from the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference. Randleman was the champion of the Pac-6.