Sports

The pairings have been released for the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference baseball tournament, which begins at the higher seeds Tuesday night.

The Ashe County High baseball team closed out the regular season on a sour note. The Huskies (9-10 overall; 6-8 Mountain Valley 1A-2A Conference) dropped a 4-2 decision at West Wilkes Friday night in the season finale for both teams in Millers Creek, N.C.

The Hickory Crawdads combined some early offense with standout pitching and a little good defense Friday night for a dominant 7-2 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.

The Watauga High boys' and girls' track teams hosted a Last Chance Meet at Lenior-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., Friday. The WHS girls won five events on Friday and they posted 15 top-five finishes; the boys won four events and they had 20 top-five finishers.

It took a while---ten games to be exact----but the Watauga High girls' lacrosse team finished its season on a winning note Friday night. The Pioneers (1-10 overall; 1-9 North Carolina Conference 7) rallied from an early 5-1 deficit and defeated West Forsyth 10-9 in a NCC 7 game at Leigh Wallace Memorial Field.