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Smtih Signs With Pirates

Watauga High senior Meredith Smith made it official on Tuesday afternoon as she signed her National Letter of Intent to play college tennis at East Carolina University, a Division I school in Greenville, N.C., and a member of Conference USA. Full Story

Castle Leads Storm At East Wilkes Tournament

The Watauga Storm sixth-grade boy's basketball team won two of three tournament games this past weekend at East Wilkes High School in Ronda, N.C. Full Story

Bears Swimming Competes At Shark Invite

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's and Women's Swimming Teams remained in seventh and ninth place, respectively, after Monday's Full Story


Here are the scores from middle school basketball games that were played Monday night in Watauga County. GBR would like to thank Andy Eggers for providing us with this information. Full Story

WHS Indoor Track Results

The Watauga High boy's and girl's indoor track teams competed in their second meet of the season at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. North Stokes was the host school. Full Story

ASU Women Handle Highlanders

Appalachian State University women's basketball got its first win against a Division I opponent on Monday night, beating Radford 83-60 at the Dedmon Center. Full Story

Swim Results From Dec.11 would like to thank Watauga High swimming coach David Gragg for getting us the results from the tri-meet at Lenior-Rhyne University that was held last Wednesday, December 11.  A computor glitch caused the delay.

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UPDATED: Greene, Jones To Have Jerseys Retired

Watauga High Athletic Director Tom Wright has announced that the baseball team will be retiring the jersey's of former standouts Jonathan Greene and Ryder Jones during halftime ceremonies of the boy's basketball game against Wilkes Central Wednesday night at Lentz-Eggers Gym.

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App State Nets 39 Academic All-SoCon Selections

Appalachian State University led all Southern Conference institutions with 39 student-athletes earning academic all-conference recognition during the 2013 fall sports seasons, the league announced on Monday.

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Cox Named Freshman All-America by 247Sports

Appalachian State University running back Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) earned second-team recognition as an all-purpose back on 247Sports’ true freshman all-America team, which was announced on Monday. Full Story

Cox Runner-Up for Rice Award

Appalachian State University running back Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) placed second in voting for the 2013 Jerry Rice Award, which honors the nation’s top NCAA Division I FCS freshman, The Sports Network announced on Monday. Appalachian State punter Bentlee Critcher (South Daytona, Fla./Warner Christian Academy) tied for

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Higgins Headed To Wake

Kevin Higgins, the head coach at The Citadel, is leaving to become the assistant head coach at Wake Forest under new head coach Dave Clawson. Higgins also will coach a position on offense, but that role

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Smith Headed To East Carolina

Watauga High Athletic Director Tom Wright has announced that senior Meredith Smith, who played No.1 singles and doubles for the Pioneers in girl's tennis last fall, will sign her National Letter of Intent with East Carolina Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., in the WHS Media Center. Full Story

Pioneers Post Three Wins at Alleghany

The Watauga High wrestling team turned in another strong effort on Saturday at the Alleghany Duals in Sparta, N.C.

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ASU Comes Up Short at Winthrop

Appalachian State University men’s basketball nearly finished off its biggest comeback in over a decade, but was unable to overcome a 19-point first-half deficit in an 80-72 loss to Winthrop on Sunday at Winthrop Coliseum. Full Story

Mountaineers Bested By Bobcats, 27-12

The Appalachian State University wrestling team fell to the Ohio Bobcats in its fifth dual match of the season, 27-12 on Sunday. Full Story

L-R Announces Ticket Info For Championship Game

Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced ticket and travel information for the upcoming 2013 NCAA Division II National Football Championship, which takes place on Saturday, December 21, in Florence, Alabama, beginning at Noon. Full Story

L-R Swimmers Compete At Shark Invite

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Swimming Teams currently sit in seventh and ninth place, respectively, after Sunday's competition Full Story

Carson-Newman Holds Off L-R

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team (5-3, 2-3) suffered an 80-77 loss to Carson-Newman (7-3, 5-0) Saturday evening at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium in a South Atlantic Conference game.

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