|Friday's High Country Sports Round Up|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Friday, 08 April 2011 23:38|
The Watauga High softball team has a knack for dramatic finishes this season.The Pioneers (4-3 in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference; 4-6 overall) defeated South Caldwell on Kim Robinson's walk-off home run Monday night. They followed that up by knocking off Hibriten 7-6 Friday afternoon in Boone. The Pioneers wiped out a 5-1, fourth-inning deficit. Senior Tori Wright highlighted the comeback with a two-run single in the frame. The Panthers picked up a run in the sixth and led 6-5 going into the bottom of the seventh. But a run-scoring single by Robinson tied the game, and Shelby Winebarger's RBI single plated the game winner.
"I'm not at all surprised by what this team has done," said WHS coach Stephanie Long. "We worked real hard on fundamentals during the off-season, and that's made us a very competitive team. We've really held our own in conference play"
The Pioneers travel to Fred T. Foard Tuesday night.
The Pioneers (9-2-1 overall; 5-1-1 NW3A/4A) moved into sole possession of second place in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference by knocking off Hibriten 1-0 Friday night in Boone. Hannah Younger scored the game's only goal at the 48 minute mark of the second half. Kendyl Baird had the assist on that game-winning goal. The WHS JV team defeated Hibriten 4-2. Ivy Wilcox fueled the attack with three goals and an assist. Marcie Mahoney had a goal, Hali Wood-Miller and Kat Welch each had an assist. The Pioneers travel to Fred T. Foard Tuesday night.
The Watauga High women's lacrosse team defeated Kernersville Glenn 9-6 Friday night in Kernersville. Danielle Welsh and Jessie Nash each had two goals for the Pioneers. WHS (4-5) travels to Kernersville-Bishop McGuiness Tuesday night......The WHS men were not as fortunate. The Pioneers (0-10) dropped a 9-6 decision to Freedom in their home finale. Will Bridges had four goals in the losing cause. The WHS men travel to Lake Norman Tuesday night.
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