Watauga High baseball coach Pete Hardee has announced that Tuesday's baseball game between the Pioneers and Fred T. Foard has been rained out.
The game was to be played Wednesday night at Pioneer Field, but now it's been moved to Thursday night. The reason for the change, the Tigers cannot get a team bus for Wednesday night. Our coverage begins at 6 pm Thursday night on Oldies 100.7 FM. And with rain in the schedule for the rest of the week, Hardee was weighing the possibility of moving Friday's match-up with Alexander Central back to Thursday. But with the Pioneers play Foard on Thursday night, the Alexander Central game will be played on Friday, instead. Saturday's varsity-only double-header with Providence at Pioneer Field is still on as scheduled.
The Watauga High men's tennis match with South Caldwell was rained out Tuesday afternoon at the Sports Complex.
The match has been rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon. The Pioneers (11-4 overall; 9-0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) will also celebrate Senior Day. Steve Lake, Cody Snyder, Patrick O'Neal and Ben Proffitt will be honored before the match. WHS travels to Hickory on Thursday.
AS of now, the WHS soccer and softball games at Fred T. Foard in Newton, the WHS women's lacrosse match at Bishop McGuinness in Kernersville, and the WHS men's lacrosse match at Lake Norman Charter School are still on as scheduled. If any changes occur, they will be posted on GoBlueRidge.net.
The WHS men's tennis team easily defeated St. Stephens 9-0 in a make-up match Monday night at the Sports Complex. The match was originally scheduled on March 9, but was rained out. Steve Lake, Michael Smith (who registered his second golden set of the year), Chris Ludwig, Patrick O'Neal, Aaron Evans and Cody Snyder all picked up victories in singles play. Lake and Smith, O'Neal and Ludwig, Noah Moomaw and Jackson Yates were all victorious in doubles play. Ben Proffitt picked up an exhibition win in singles play; Patrick Carlson and Josh Lampkins picked up an exhibition win in doubles play. The Pioneers are scheduled to play South Caldwell today, weather permitting, at the Sports Complex. It will also be Senior Day. Lake, Snyder, O'Neal and Proffitt will be honored before the match. If Tuesday's match with South Caldwell is by chance rained out, WHS coach Scott Taylor has announced the match will be played on Wednesday.
The WHS men's golf team turned in one of its better efforts on the year in the Northwestern 3A/4A conference at the Cedar Rock Country Club in Lenior. The Pioneers had a team score of 340, despite finishing sixth. Alexander Central, which began the day 33-shots behind Hickory for first place, paced the field with a 293. Hickory finished 26 shots back in second place with a 319. Zack Burket of the Cougars paced the field by four shots with a three-under par 69. Teammate Jordan Fisher fired a 73. Trey McNeil led WHS with an 81; Ben Beason had an 83; Cameron Taylor had an 87. McNeil, Beason and Spencer Hodges are all in contention to make regionals as individuals. "This was our best score in conference play this year," said WHS coach Mike Northern. "Trey (a senior) fired an 81 today, and he is improving each week." The Pioneers wrap up the regular season at the Boone Golf Club next Tuesday. Match time is 2 pm.
BUMGARNER FALLS SHORT AGAIN;
Madison Bumgarner dropped his second decision of the season Monday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 at AT&T Park. The Dodgers touched him up for five earned runs on eight hits in five innings of work. Bumgarner (0-2) also walked four and struck out three. On the year, the lefthander from South Caldwell has walked seven men in eight innings of work with a 9.00 earned-run-average.