The Watauga High girls' soccer team had two players selected to the Class 4A Region 11 all-region squad by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association.
Abby Carson and Brynne Gould represent the Pioneers on that squad. Carson, a junior, had four goals and three assist on the season. She has been a starter since her freshman year, and she had a consecutive games started and played streak this season before she was slowed by mononucleosis.
Brynne, only a freshman, five assists on the season. Gould was also an integral part of the back line and was able to play all over the field, according to coach Brittany Bolick.
The Pioneers, in Bolick's final season as head coach, were 14-6-3 this season. WHS lost to Charlotte-Olympic in the opening-round of the state playoffs.
GRIMES SIGNS WITH BELMONT-ABBEY
Watauga High senior Deshaun Grimes will sign his National Letter of Intent with Belmont-Abbey College on Wednesday at the WHS Media Center. Belmont-Abbey is a Divison II school in Charlotte, N.C., and a member of Conference Carolinas. His major is undecided at this time.
Grimes primarily competed in the long jump and triple jump for the Pioneers this season. He also occasionally used in the 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays. He turned in a fifth-place finish in the triple jump at the Last Chance Meet at Lenior-Rhyne University on May 2 with an effort of 37-feet, 8.75-inches; he had a sixth-place finish in the long jump with a jump of 17-3.75.
Grimes finished 13th in the long jump (17-3.50) at the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference championships on April 16 in Boone. He was a member of WHS' NW3A-4A Conference championship team.
His father, Joe Grimes, was a record holder at WHS in the triple jump 1989-91, and his aunt, Gwen Grimes, held the 100-meter and 200-meter records at WHS in the late 1980s.