Watauga High boys' lacrosse coach Brett Green has announced that the Pioneers will play back-to-back games against Freedom at Leigh Wallace Memorial Field next Tuesday, April 15.




The first game, a make up game that was postponed by inclement weather in March, will start at five. The regularly-scheduled match will follow. Ironically, the Pioneers (2-5) are in a position right now to possibly win their second conference championship in a row.


WHS won the Conference 9 title last spring, finished 6-6, and made the state playoffs for the first time. And despite their slow start this season, the Pioneers find themselves in a heated battle with Freedom and Hickory (their next two opponents) for the Conference 13 championship.


WHS (2-1 in Conference 13 play) is currently in third place behnd Freedom (3-1 NC 13) and Hickory (4-1 NC 13) . And the Patriots defeated Hickory Tuesday night, 5-4.


The Pioneers travel to Hickory Friday night.


"We control our own destiny," said WHS coach Brett Green. "These next three games coming up with Freedom and Hickory are very important. If we can win our next three games, we would be in a great position to win the (conference) championship. But we've got to win tomorrow."




(Through Wednesday's games)


Hickory 4-1; 5-2

Freedom 3-1; 3-1

WATAUGA 2-1; 2-5

St. Stephens 2-2; 3-5

Patton 0-5; 0-7





R.J. Reynolds 5-0; 9-0

Bishop McGuinness 1-1; 3-1

Mount Tabor 2-2; 3-5

Reagan 1-1; 2-4

West Forsyth, 1-3; 2-5

WATAUGA 0-3 0-6