The Watauga High girls' soccer team earned a 1-1 tie in its season opener Friday night in Taylorsville, N.C. The Pioneers dominated the game by out shooting and out possessing Alexander Central, but the Pioneers couldn't find the net.
Tori Derrick scored WHS' (0-0-1) only goal in the 31st-minute of the first half. Sierra Hill picked up an assist on the play. The Cougars tied the game on a breakaway in the 79th minute of regulation time. The WHS junior varsity team and Alexander Central played to a scoreless tie.
Pennel Headed To World Games
Tyler Pennel of Zap Fitness Foundation in Blowing Rock, N.C., is headed to the World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. Pennel is one of five members of the US World Half Marathon Team. The race will be held on March 29, Pennel and coach Pete Rea are leaving for Denmark on March 25.
Pennel is the ninth ZAP athlete to make a World Championship Team.
HICKORY 64, ASHEVILLE-ERWIN 49
FREEDOM 66, SOUTH ROWAN 44
WEST FORSYTH 53, ALEXANDER CENTRAL 52
FREEDOM 84, NORTH BUNCOMBE 66
Avery 60, Robbinsville 39
NORTHWESTERN 3A/4A CONFERENCE
BUNKER HILL 8, ST. STEPHENS 1
NEWTON-CONOVER 5, FRED T. FOARD 3
PATTON 4, DRAUGHN 3
HICKORY 9, STATESVILLE 2
WEST CALDWELL 15, HICKORY 5
LAWNDALE-BURNS 3, FRED T. FOARD 2
HICKORY 1, ASHEVILLE-ROBERSON 0
FREEDOM 8, DRAUGHN 0