Written by Mike Kelly
Monday, 24 October 2011 12:41
Watauga High boys basketball coach Rob Sanders has announced an addition to the schedule.
December 7. It would be the first meeting between the schools since the 2009-10 season. It will be the only meeting between the schools this season. The WHS boys split their last two meetings against the Titans in 2009-10; the girls lost both games, and they haven't beaten McDowell since 1996-97.
The Pioneers will now play McDowell (a former Northwestern 4A opponent) at Lentz-Eggers Gym on Wednesday,
The Pioneers will open the season at Cloudland,TN., on Tuesday, November 29; the Pioneers will open the season with three consecutive road games before playing their home opener against McDowell.
The Northwestern 3A/4A Conference opener will be at home against Fred T. Foard on December 13; and the Pioneers will host their annual Christmas tournament, Wednesday and Thursday, December 28-29 at Lentz-Eggers. But Sanders is still looking to fill out the schedule.
WHS, West Caldwell and North Cross from Roanoke, Va., are in the mix for the boys tournament; WHS and West Caldwell are the only teams in the field for the girls tournament. The North Cross girls team has withdrawn from the tournament.
WATAUGA PIONEERS 2011-2012 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
*NORTHWESTERN 3A/4A OPPONENTS DATE OPPONENT SITE
NOV.25/26TH J.V. THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT ASHE
NOV. 29TH CLOUDLAND AWAY
DEC. 2ND AVERY COUNTY AWAY
DEC. 6TH WEST CALDWELL AWAY
DEC. 7TH MCDOWELL HOME
DEC. 9TH AVERY COUNTY HOME
DEC. 13TH *FRED T. FOARD HOME
DEC. 14TH ASHE COUNTY HOME
DEC. 16TH *HICKORY AWAY
DEC. 20TH CLOUDLAND HOME
DEC. 22ND WILKES CENTRAL AWAY
DEC. 28 /29TH PIONEER HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT HOME
JAN. 3RD WILKES CENTRAL HOME
JAN. 6TH *ALEXANDER CENTRAL HOME
JAN. 10TH *SOUTH CALDWELL HOME
JAN. 11TH ASHE COUNTY AWAY
JAN. 13TH *HIBRITEN HOME
JAN. 17TH *ST. STEPHENS AWAY
JAN. 20TH *FRED T. FOARD AWAY
JAN. 24TH *HICKORY HOME
JAN. 31ST *ALEXANDER CENTRAL AWAY
FEB. 3RD *SOUTH CALDWELL AWAY
FEB. 7TH *HIBRITEN AWAY
FEB. 10TH *ST. STEPHENS HOME
NORTHWESTERN 3A/4A CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT FEB. 13TH-17TH
NCHSAA STATE PLAY-OFFS SECTIONALS FEB. 20TH-24TH
NCHSAA STATE PLAY-OFFS REGIONALS MARCH 1ST -5TH
NCHSAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MARCH 11TH
All Home Games In Bold