As of press time on Tuesday night, two Stokes County teams remain in the NCHSAA playoffs. North Stokes softball has seen only one loss this season against 4A North Davidson on April 1. The 15-game win streak has given the Lady Vikings a 21-1 record and 10-0 in the Northwest 1A conference. North defeated Highland Tech 10-4 in the first round of playoffs and Rosman 20-1 in the second round. On Tuesday night, the ladies swept past Elkin 12-2 to punch their ticket to the fourth round being played Friday against the winner of the Chatham Central / Whiteville game.
West Stokes soccer is currently 17-4-2 and 5-1-2 in the Western Piedmont Conference. They’re ranked second in the WPAC behind Forbush. The Lady Wildcats defeated Stuart Cramer 7-3 in the first round of playoffs and Parkwood 2-1 in the second round. If they defeat West Davidson on Wednesday, they’ll play the winner of the Rutherfordton-Spindale / Central Academy on Saturday night.
Teams knocked off early
South Stokes baseball and softball teams clinched conference championships last week, but fell in the first round of the NCHSAA playoffs. The Lady Sauras (11-13, 7-3) met West Stokes (14-19, 6-4) again and after defeating them 7-0 on May 6, lost 10-4 in round one on May 10. South’s baseball (15-12, 5-5) team was defeated by North Surry 7-4.
The Lady Wildcats clawed their way to the second round on May 14, but fell to West Stanly 6-0.
West Stokes baseball (10-15, 5-5) traveled to Randleman and was defeated 5-4 in a close matchup.
After an impressive season for North Stokes baseball that ended as runners-up in the Northwest Conference the team fell to Bishop McGuinness 8-5 on May 10.
In soccer, North Stokes (6-17-1, 4-6) lost to South Davidson in a disappointing penalty kick shootout.
South Stokes soccer (7-13-1, 2-5-1) traveled to Hendersonville and fell 6-0.
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