Sports

The Hickory Metro Sports Commission hosted the 2014 Great Smokies Shootout basketball tournament over Memorial Day Weekend. More than 150 youth basketball teams from seven states and 1500 players participated in the 2014 event, which was held in Hickory for the fourth year in row.

Well, it didn't take long for Watauga High girls' tennis coach Robin Ebaugh to make her mark.

Travis Demeritte came through in the clutch once again as his two-run double handed Hickory a 3-1, ten-inning win against Augusta Wednesday at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

The Watauga High boys soccer team bounced back from Tuesday's tough loss at Ashe County and walloped McDowell 5-0 in its home opener at Jack Groce Stadium.

The Ashe County High boys' soccer team defeated Watauga 3-2 Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. It was reported that the Huskies defeated WHS for the first time in school history. And according to Ashe County soccer coach Wes Rousseau, the Huskies only tied Watauga in 2009;