The Watuaga High soccer team played a scoreless tie with Freedom last night down in Morganton.
The Pioneers (3-7-4 overall; 3-2-1 Northwestern 4A Conference) won’t play again until April 21st, when they host A.C. Reynolds. There was no JV game because official were not available for the match.
The WHS softball team dropped a 6-1 decision to Freedom last night down in Morganton. Kayla Kincaid had two hits, including a double. Chandler Butler scored WHS only run. The Pioneers (4-9; 1-5 NW4A) won play again until they travel to A.C. Reynolds on April 21st. WHS won the JV game, 15-5. Nicole Dollar had four hits, scored four runs, had a double and was the winning pitcher.
The Alexander Central softball team is currently ranked No.1 in the state in the North Carolina Fast Pitch Coaches Association Poll; the Cougars, who defeated A.C. Reynolds 5-1 last night, are also ranked eighth nationally by USA Today. The Cougars are 10-0.
The WHS men’s tennis team (14-2) knocked off Newton-Conover in a non-conference match last night by a score of 5-4. Kevin Ashline and Brian Geldmeier saved the day with a huge win at No. 2 doubles. Steve Lake, who will be our guest on the dug-out show (tonight for WHS baseball broadcast v. McDowell at 6:05 pm on 100.7, MAC-FM), Michael Smith, Ashline and Geldmeier won in singles play. The tennis team travels to South Caldwell on Monday, April 20th in a make-up match.
The WHS track team competed at West Caldwell on Wednesday. The men finished fourth with 18 points. West Caldwell dominated with 154 points. The WHS women finished fourth as well with 49 points. Alexander Central won the meet with 158 points. Kasey Jones won the 100 hurdles and was second in the 100 meter dash; the women’s 4x800 relay team finished second, and Kendall hall was second in the 300 hurdles. WHS travels to Columbia, SC for the Taco Bell Invitational this Friday and Saturday.
The Watauga middle school golf team competed four-team meet a Cedar Rock on Wednesday. Watauga finished third with a team score of 145. Burke County bested the field with a 130. Alexander County finished second with a 143; Caldwell County finished fourth with a 153. Hunter McCombs of Burke County was the leading medallist with a three-over par 39. Rhyne Jones paced Watauga with a 40, one shot back of McCombs. Austin Northern fired a 48; Nathan Andrew had a 57. The middle school team won’t compete again until April 22nd, when Watauga ventures to the Brushy Mountain Country Club in Taylorsville.
And the Appalachian State women’s tennis team (8-13) defeated Presbyterian 4-3 in a non-conference match yesterday. The ASU men’s team plays Gardner Webb University at home today.