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WHS Volleyball Keeps Rolling Along PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Friday, 23 September 2011 07:52

The Watauga High volleyball team notched another win Thursday night at home.

And the Pioneers (10-4 overall; 5-0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) hardly broke a sweat as they disposed of Hibriten in a three-game sweep: 25-5, 25-6, 25-9 at Lentz-Eggers Gym. It waS WHS's 26th consecutive win in NW3A/4A Conference play and it leaves the Pioneer in sole possession of first place.
The Pioneers lead Fred T. Foard (4-1 in league play), which had the night off, by one game for first place. The Pioneers, who defeated the Tigers in their conference opener on September 6, play at Fred T. Foard next Thursday night.
"We got a chance to play a lot of people," said WHS coach Kris Hagaman. "I was proud of the way we played. We came out and controlled the match from the start. We'll get a strong test Satruday in our tri-match against two very good teams."
The Pioneers will play Mountain Heritage at 10 a.m. and West Henderson at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lentz-Eggers Gym. Anna Church, stepping in for Kristen Carter who suffered a shoulder injury in Tuesday's match against South Caldwell, paced WHS with 31 assists. Colby Combs had eight kills and five aces; Hannah Stewart had ten kills; Channing Hagaman and Rebecca Hayes each had five kills; Kim Robinson had four kills; Kiersten McClannon, who moved up from the JV team for this match, had six aces.
In other matches Thursday night, Alexander Central defeated South Caldwell 3-1; St. Stephens defeated Hickory 3-0; Fred T. Foard had the night off.
WHS won the JV match in a two-game sweep, 25-22, 25-12. Whitney Dunnigan had seven assists and six aces; Bridget McKinney had four kills, three aces, five digs; Sarah Combs had four aces; Meredith Farthing had four kills; Connie Bower had four assists.

 

NORTHWESTERN 3A/4A CONFERENCE STANDINGS

 

WATAUGA           5-0
FRED T. FOARD     4-1
ST. STEPHENS      4-1
ALEXANDER CENTRAL 2-3
SOUTH CALDWELL    2-4
HICKORY           1-4
HIBRITEN          0-5

 

THURSDAY NIGHT'S GAMES:

 

WATAUGA 3, HIBRITEN 0
ALEXANDER CENTRAL 3, SOUTH CALDWELL 1
ST. STEPHENS 3, HICKORY 0

 

WHS TENNIS BLANKS HIBRITEN

 

The Watauga High women's tennis team defeated Hibriten 9-0 Thursday night in a Northwestern 3A/4A Conference match at the Sports Complex.
The Pioneers (8-3 overall; 5-1 NW3A/4A) were led by Meredith Smith (who will be our halftime guest Friday night during the WHS-Hickory football game), Hannah Petersen, Sarah Petersen, Margaret Anagnos, Liz clark and Nicole Fox in singles play. Smith and Anagnos, the Petersens, Clark and Fox were winners in doubles play.
Lexi Evans and Ali Maupin won their singles matches in exhibition play. The Pioneers host St. Stephens in a double-header on Tuesday at the Sports Complex (one of those matches will be make up for the September 1 game that was postponed).

 

Watauga 9 Hibriten 0

 

SINGLES

 

Meredith Smith (W) def Diana Moore (H) 6-0 6-0
Hannah Petersen (W) def Claire Chase (H) 6-0 6-0
Sarah Petersen (W) def Caroline McClure (H) 6-0 6-1
Margaret Anagnos (W) def Brittany Bolger (H) 6-2 6-3
Liz Clark (W) def Monica Barlow (H) 6-2 6-0
Nicole Fox (W) def Ashley Taylor (H) 6-1 6-0

 

DOUBLES

 

Smith/Anagnos (W) def Moore/Bolger (H) 8-2
Petersen/Petersen (W) def Chase/Taylor (H) 8-3
Clark/Fox (W) def McClure/Barlow (H) 8-2

 

WHS JVs FALL TO HICKORY

 

The Watuaga High JV football team lost its third consecutive game Thursday night.
The Pioneers (2-4 overall; 0-2 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) were best by Hickory 58-20 in a NW3A/4A Conference game at Jack Groce Stadium. Quarterback Zeb Speir threw two touchdown passes and scored a two-point conversion; T.J. Poulos scored a touchdown; Hunter Isaacs and Stephen Shirley each caught a TD pass.
The JV team has a bye next week; they travel to Alexander Central Thursday, October 6.

 

 

 

 

 

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