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The Lees-McRae cycling program has selected 12 student-athletes to participate in the Collegiate Nationals Mountain Bike Championship, announced director and head coach of cycling Tim Hall Friday.

But it wasn't easy. The watauga High junior varsity football team survived a huge scare Thursday night, but rallied to beat Patton 28-20 in a Northwestern 3A-4A Conference game in Morganton.

Watauga High softball coach Brad Isaacs has announced that the Lady Stinger softball team will have open tryouts on Sunday, November 2 from 2-4 p.m. at Complex No. 1.

The Watauga High volleyball team was elminiated by Charlotte-Providence in four sets, 25-19, 18-25, 21-25, 14-25, Thursday night in the third round of the NCHSAA Class 4A state playoffs in Charlotte, N.C.

Ashe County High football coach Brian Hampton has a reputation for turning struggling program around. Just look at what he did at North Surry. And look at what he's done now.