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WHS Tennis Wraps Up Unblemished Conference Season PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 07:23

The Watauga High men's tennis team wrapped up Northwestern 3A/4A Conference play by defeating Hickory 6-3 to finish league play with a perfect 12-0 record.


The Pioneers (14-4 overall) were led by Steve Lake, Micheal Smith, Landon Taylor and Chris Ludwig in singles play; Lake and Smith teamed up for a win at No.1 doubles; Patrick O'Neal and Ludwig notched a win at No.3. The Pioneers will compete in the NW3A/4A Conference tournament today; they play Lake Norman in Hickory on Thursday to wrap-up the regular season. The dual team state playoffs begin Tuesday, May 3. The Pioneers,  the No.1 seed from the NW3A/4A Conference, will host throughout the first three rounds of the state playoffs. The Pioneers will most likely play the No.4 seed from the I-Meck Conference in the opening round. The individual regionals will be held the weekend of May 6-7.




The Watauga County Middle School golf team competed in a three-team tournament on Monday. Watauga finished second with a team score of 177; Caldwell County won the meet, besting Watauga by five strokes with a team score of 172. Alexander County finished third with a 202. Tyler Johnson of Caldwell County was the leading medalist, pacing the field with a 36. Alan Graham led Watauga for a second consecutive match, as he fired a 41. Austin Northern had a 43, Rory McNeil had a 44 and Mile Lytle had a 51. Watauga will host a match at Boone Golf Club on May 4.



Bunker Hill defeated St. Stephens 4-3 in a non-conference game Monday night. The Indians (5-10) had the tying run on a third with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, but Sawyer Smith was retired on a ground-ball out to end the game. Jacob Hoyle and Konner Klingenburg had two hits each to pace the Indians. St. Stephens travels to Boone to play the Pioneers on Senior Night Thursday night......In women's soccer, St. Stephens and Charlotte Catholic played to a 1-1 tie in overtime. The Indians and WHS are tied for first place in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference. WHS (11-2-1 overall; 7-1-1 NW3A/4A) plays at Hickory tonight. St. Stephens has the night off. The Pioneers travel to St. Stephens Thursday night. WHS has not won or shared a conference title since 2006.






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