files/MDT&SB-GBR490x110-Aug-2014.jpg files/redtails.gif
GoBlueRidge.Net
High Country News, Weather, and Bulletins
HCR WSOC TV NCNN
files/auto-banner-2014.gif

Todays ForecastToday:
63°F | 81°F | 20%
Tomorrows ForecastTomorrow:
64°F | 79°F | 40%
  Swap Shop Online
Home Listen Live Listen Live Weather Classifieds Jobs Real Estate Autos
WHS Soccer Flirting With Conference Title PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 07:28

It's been a while since the Watauga High men's soccer team has won a conference championship.

 

The last time they did it, George Bush Jr. was still in office and the WHS football team was making headlines, thanks to a guy by the name of Eric Breitenstein. That was the autumn of 2007. But now let's fast forward to the present.
And the Pioneers (11-3-1 overall; 4-1-1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) marched their way into sole possession of second place in the NW3A/44A Conference by knocking off St. Stephens 1-0 in a defensive struggle Monday night down in Hickory. Cam Linville had the game's only goal as he drilled a 35-yard shot into the net at the 20-minute mark of the first half. The goal was unassisted.
Monday's victory was also WHS's first win against the Indians since joining the NW3A/4A in 2009.
"He really drilled it," said WHS coach Woody McKay. "He pushed it up the field and hit a beautiful shot. It was a good soccer match. Both teams marked up very well, and there really weren't a lot of scoring chances."
Hickory kept pace, however, as the Red Tornadoes (12-1-12; 6-0) kept their grip on first place by blanking Fred T. Foard, 1-0. The Pioneers play at Foard (3-3; 9-7-1) Wednesday night.
"And that will be another tough game," McKay said. "But I'm confident in our guys. We've put together a good season. Our defense has been very good, and we've scored some big goals this season. Winning the conference would be nice, but there's still a lot of soccer left to play."
St. Stephens won the JV game, 2-0.

 

WOOD PACES PIONEERS

 

Savannah Wood turned in her best performance of the season Monday afternoon.
The end result, the Watauga High women's golf team finished second at the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference meet hosted by Alexander Central at the Brushy Mountain Country Club. Wood, a sophomore, who earned medalist honors for the first time in her career, fired a two-under par 35 besting the field by five shots. And Wood owns a one-shot lead as the overall individual leader in the NW3A/4A standings. Abbey Hartsell of Alexander Central finished second on Monday with a three over par, 40. Katie Lail of the Cougars was third with a 41; Kelsie Rhyne of Alexander Central finished fourth with a 42.
The cougars won the meet with a team score of 123. WHS was 17 shots back at 140; South Caldwell was third with a 143. Overall, Alexander Central leads the conference standings with a team score of 374. South Caldwell is in second place with a 427; WHS is third at 437.
The Pioneers play a make-up match today at the Boone Golf Club. This match was originally scheduled for September 20, but was rained out.

 

Team Totals

 

Alexander Central: 123, 374 for the season
Watauga: 140, 437 for the season
South Caldwell: 143, 427 for the season

 


Individuals
1- Savanna Wood: 35
2- Abbey Hartsell (AC): 40
3- Katie Lail (AC): 41
4- Kelsie Rhyne (AC): 42
5- Ashlyn Setzer (FTF): 43
    Jessica Fisher (AC): 43

 

Other Watauga Scores:
Carrie Hayes- 47
Rebekah Shoemake- 58
Emily Rochelle- 61
Spencer Townsend- 52

 

 

 

 

  
Prev ArticleNext Article
 
Share This Article:
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

files/Carolina-Panthers.gif
files/goheels.gif
files/appstatemountaineers.gif
files/whs_pioneers.gif
files/Avery-Vikings.jpg