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Listen to Tuesday WATA morning's sport headlines, from LSU winning the national title, a Tar Heel is involved in a car accident, the Ashe County girls remain undefeated in Mountain Valley Conference play, and much more on GBR....

Appalachian State University wrestling coach JohnMark Bentley has turned the Mountaineers' wrestling program into a powerhouse, and he was justly rewarded for his hard work on Sunday; the Watauga Bombers 6th Grade basketball team marched its way to a championship on Saturday. For more on these stories, and for more sports headlines, please click on the link below....

The Watauga High basketball teams finished their homestand on a positive note. And the WHS boys, who beat St. Stephens for the sixth straight time, also moved into sole possession of first place in the Northwestern Conference. For more on these stories, and the area scoreboard, please click on the link below....

Watauga High varsity assistant coach Bryson Payne has grown up around the coaching profession, and despite his risky nature, he hopes to make a name for himself in the profession. Coach Payne sat down and spoke with WATA Radio sports about his coaching ambitions, his dad (Marc Payne, a well-known coach and administrator in North Carolina), and working with WHS coach Laura Barry.....