The Watauga High volleyball team won its 25th consecutive game Tuesday night in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference.
But it may have been a costly win. Setter Kristen Carter, who finished with 17 assists, went down with a shoulder injury in the second set and left the game. Anna Church finished up and finished with 14 assists and seven digs as the Pioneers (9-4 overall; 4-0 NW3A/4A) defeated South Caldwell in four sets: 18-25, 25-16, 25-5, 25-6.
"Anna did a great job," said WHS coach Kris Hagaman. "Kristen went down pretty hard. But I'm sure she'll be all right. She's pretty tough. We'll just take it day-to-day. But we struggled tonight losing the first set before we finally woke up and put the match away."
Colby Combs had 12 kills, four blocks and four aces; Channing Hagaman had nine kills and six aces; Hannah Stewart had nine kills and two aces; Rebecca Hayes had six kills and a block; Kim Robinson had three blocks; and Skylar Hicks had ten digs.
"It was good to see Kim come around," Hagaman said. "She's a very good player that can really help us."
The Pioneers return home to play Hibriten Thursday night; they will host a tri-match with West Henderson and Mountain Heritage on Saturday. The JV team defeated South Caldwell in two games: 25-13, 25-11.
Whitney Dunnigan had seven kills, five aces and three assists; Bridget McKinney had four kills; Connie Bower had five assists.
WHS TENNIS COASTS BY SOUTH CALDWELL
The Watuaga High women's tennis team defeated South Caldwell 9-0 in a Northwestern 3A/4A Conference match Tuesday night in Sawmills, NC.
Meredith Smith, Hannah Petersen, Sarah Petersen, Margaret Anagnos, Liz Clark and Nicole Fox were singles winners for the Pioneers (7-3; 4-1 NW3A/4A). Smith and Anagnos picked up a win at No.1 doubles; the Petersens teamed up for a win at No.2 doubles; Clark and Fox picked up a win at No.3 doubles. Grace Owen and Taylor Paige, Emily Burwell and Kylie Winkleman won their doubles matches in exhibition play.
The Pioneers return home to play Hibriten Thursday night.
WOLVERINES BOUNCE BACK
The Watuaga Middle School football team got back on track Tuesday night by knocking off Hudson 16-0 at Jack Groce Stadium.
The Wolverines (3-1) did all of their scoring in the second half. Quarterback Aaron Dobbins hooked up with Michael Ebaugh on a touchdown pass; Dobbins also scored both two-point conversions; and Nick Sherman scored on a 38-yard run. Corey West and Jake Campbell each had an intercepiton; Dakota Finger recovered a fumble and defensive end Paul Zamudia led the Wolverines in tackles.
The Wolverines entertain Granite Falls next week. The game, originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, will now be played Thursday, September 29 at 5 p.m. And the Wolverine Run For Community Fund Raiser was very successful. The actual amont of monies raised was not released, but those earnings will be given to a family or families in need at the team banquet in October.
WHS GOLF RAINED OUT
The Watauga High golf team had its Northwestern 3A/4A Conference match at the Boone Golf Club rained out Monday. It's been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 4. The Pioneers travel to Hickory next Tuesday, September 27.