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ASU No.2 in TSN Poll

The Mountaineers are still ranked No.2 in this week's The Sports Netwok/ FCS Top 25 College Football Poll.

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Presley, Martin Claim SoCon Honors

Appalachian State University quarterback DeAndre Presley (Tampa, Fla./Middleton) and punter Sam Martin (Fayetteville, Ga./Starr’s Mill) have been named the Southern Conference Offensive and Special Teams Players

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WHS Soccer PPD

The Watauga High soccer match with Alexander Central scheduled for Monday night has been postponed.

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Mountaineers muzzle Bulldogs,35-17

The Appalachian State University football muscled its way by Samford 35-17 on Saturday afternoon in Southern Conference game down in Birmingham,AL.


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Avery Suffers First Loss of the Season

Senior Dustin Childress, starting for the injured Alex Villanueva who broke his collarbone at practice on Tuesday, turned in a respectable performance Friday night against Black Mountain Owen in the Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference opener for both teams.

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Alex Villanueva injuried; Childress to start Friday
The Avery Vikings were cruising along, enjoying their best season in nearly five years. They were 4-0, ranked seventh in the state in Class 1A, and their high-powered offense had erupted for 155 points. Quarterback Alex Villanueva was the man responsible for Avery's turnaround. Full Story
UPDATED: Hagaman honored by MaxPreps

Senior Bailey Hagaman of the Watauga High volleyball team has been named the MaxPreps/AVCA Player of the Week.

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Vikings Ranked Seventh in AP Poll

The Avery Vikings, off to their best start since 2005, are ranked seventh in the state in this week's Associated Press Class 1A Poll.

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Seven SoCon Teams Regionally Ranked

 Seven Southern Conference cross country teams are ranked in this week's 2010 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association region rankings, the association office announced Monday.

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ASU remains No.1 in Coaches Poll

The Appalachian State University football team maintained its No.1 ranking in the FCS Coaches Poll that was released on Monday. The Mountaineers (3-0), off to their best start since 2007, received 17 first-place votes. Villanova, which is No.1 in The Sports Network Poll, is No.2. The Wildcats (2-1) received six first-place votes. James Madison, Jacksonville State and Richmond round out the top five. Full Story

Vitaris Named SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week

Appalachian State University place kicker Jason Vitaris, who matched a career high with three field goals in the Mountaineers’ 44-16 victory over North Carolina Central, has been named the Southern Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

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Villanova #1; ASU #2 TSN Poll

Villanova remains No.1 for the second week in a row in The Sports Network Poll. ASU remains No.2. The Wildcats received 87 of 139 first-place votes; the Mountaineers, who are 3-0 for the first time since 2007, received 22 first places votes. James  Madison (25 votes), Jacksonville State (five votes) and Richmond, which defeated Elon in overtime on Saturday, round out the top five. Elon, which is 1-2, falls to 10th in the poll; Montana is 14th and Furman is 23rd. Full Story

Bolick named new WHS women's soccer coach

Brittany Bolick, a stellar athlete during her playing days at Watauga High, has been named the new women's soccer coach of the Pioneers. Bolick, a two-sport star (she played basketball for Todd Dixon and soccer for the legendary Doug Kidd), replaces Uwe Erhlech, who resigned last spring. Bolick played at the varsity level for four years. She was an all-conference selection three times. Full Story

Breitenstein scores twice, Terriers win big


Eric Breitenstein turned in his best performance of the season Saturday night for the Wofford College Terriers.
Breitenstein ran for a season-high 134 yards on just six carries and scored twice as the Terriers (2-1) defeated Union College (KY), an NAIA school, 48-10 in their home opener. Full Story
Mountaineers ground Eagles, 44-16

The Appalachian State University football team scored early and often on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
The Mountaineers (3-0) jumped out to a 24-0 lead and cruised by North Carolina Central 44-16 in front of the fifth largest crowd in school history (29,218). Travaris Cadet led a strong ground game with 149 yards on just eight carries and a touchdown.

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WHS volleyball earns split at Newton-Conover
The Watauga High volleyball team split a pair of matches at the Newton-Conover tri-match on Saturday afternoon.
WHS (13-2) defeated Statesville in a three-game sweep (25-21, 25-16, 25-8) before losing a five-set match (25-23, 23-25, 25-20, 19-25, 14-16) to the host school, Newton-Conover. Full Story
Pioneers fall short in upset bid, 14-6
The Watauga High football team nearly pulled off a huge upset Friday night.
Unfortunately, the Pioneers came up short as No.4 A.C. Reynolds survived a 14-6 scare at Dalton Stadium. The Watauga offense was its best defense in Friday's matchup.
The Pioneers (2-3) held the ball for more than 29 minutes and shut down an explosive team that was averaging 35-points a game. Full Story
Regional Scoreboard
Here are scores from Friday night's games:
A.C. Reynolds 14, Watauga 6
South Caldwell 35, East Burke 0
Matthews Butler 35, Hibriten 28
Hickory 42, North Lincoln 25
Maiden 54, St. Stephens 42 Full Story
Vannoy resigns as softball coach

Watauga High Athletics Director Tom Wright has announced that softball coach Brian Vannoy has resigned for personal reasons.

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