Watauga High boys' basketball coach Mike Northern has annnounced that the Pioneers will host the First Annual Old Mountain Mashie Tournament at the Boone Golf Club next Tuesday, April 15.



Tee Times start at 1 p.m. The format is going to be two man teams from each school, and each school will bring eight players to the tournament. Each coach will also select the two man teams to play together before they arrive.


The first nine holes will be a captain’s choice and second nine will be playing the best ball. The participating teams are WHS, Ashe County, Avery, Hibriten and Mitchell.





The Watauga High girls' soccer team snapped its two-game losing streak by knocking off Fred T. Foard 1-0 Tuesday night.


Tristen Derrick scored WHS' (9-2-2 overall; 5-2 Northwestern 3A-4A Conference) goal at the 16-minute mark of the first half. Samara Critcher picked up the assist on the play.


The win leaves WHS in a second-place tie with Hickory in the NW3A-4A Conference standings. The Red Tornadoes blanked Freedom 1-0. St. Stephens (7-0 NW3A-4A) maintained its grip on first place by blasting Hibriten 5-1 Tuesday night.


The WHS junior varisty team defeated Foard, 2-0. Finley Collins and Megan Gottfried scored for the Pioneers.


WHS will play a make up game at home today against McDowell. The JV game starts at 5 p.m.; the varsity begins at 6:30 p.m.





The Fred T. Foard High softball team scored five times in the sixth inning and defeated Watauga 12-1 Tuesday at the WHS Softball Complex.


Michala McCune suffered the loss. She went 5.1 innings, gave up ten runs, seven earned on six hits. She also hit four batters. Negan Jackson finished up and gave up two runs, both earned, on four hits.


Offensively, McCune was 2-3 with a double and an RBI; Kritsen Gill of the Pioneers was 1-4 with a double and scored a run. Hope LaPointe was 1-3 with a stolen base; Rachel Hawkins and Jackson each had a base hit in the loss.


The Pioneers take on St. Stephens today; Freedom on Friday. Thursday game with Hibriten, a junior-varsity doubleheader, has been cancelled.





The Watauga High boys' tennis team (8-2 overall; 5-0 Northwestern 3A-4A Conference) clinched a tie for the NW3A-4A title by knocking off Fred T. Foard 8-0 at the WHS Tennis Complex Tuesday.


More details will be made available later today by coach Scott Taylor. The Pioneers, who were denied the conference championship last season, have nailed down their 15th conference title in the last 17 years.

Titans Squeak By Pioneers, 14-10


The Watauga High girls' lacrosse team just fell short Tuesday night against West Forsyth. The Titans, who led 8-5 at halftime, hung on to beat the Pioneers 14-10 in Clemmons, N.C.


Ellie Sloboda, who scored three goals on the night, scored the game's first goal 13 seconds in.

Courtney Kapral and Katie Marks each had three goals apiece; Katelyn Nguyen score a goal in the loss; goalie Meghan Bisignani made 15 saves.


WHS scored nine goals in the second half.



Jr MF Ellie Sloboda--3 goals, 1 assist

Jr MF Courtney Kapral--3 goals

Jr MF Katie Marks--3 goals

So Attack Katelyn Nguyen--1 goal


So Goalie Meghan Bisignani-- 15 saves