September 9, 2005
Sports Hall welcomes inductees
Influence by either family members or close friends was a recurring theme at the Watauga Sports Hall of Fame banquet held at the Boone United Methodist Church Thursday night.
No. 1 East Forsyth handles WHS 2-1
Their effort may not have resulted in a win, but wins aren’t the Watauga’s boys’ soccer team’s top priority when they play teams like East Forsyth, who beat the Pioneers 2-1 Thursday.
Cougars trip up Pioneers
Coming off impressive victories the past two nights against East Burke and Johnson County (Tenn.) the Watauga volleyball team had the chance to make a statement when defending Northwestern 4-A Conference champs Alexander Central rolled into town.
Cardinal blanks App State
Despite another strong defensive performance, Appalachian State’s field hockey team fell to Stanford, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Jayhawks have seen tougher opponents
Editor’s note: Watauga Democrat Sports Editor Steve Behr and Lawrence (Kan.) World-Journal Sports Editor Tom Keegan traded columns about the upcoming football game between Appalachian State and Kansas. Behr’s column, which ran Wednesday in the Democrat, will run Saturday in the World-Journal. Keegan’s column, which will also run Saturday in the World-Journal, follows.
Appalachian anxious to take on KU
The biggest game of the 2005 Appalachian State season may have been last week. The Mountaineers, who lost all five of their games away from Boone, beat Eastern Kentucky 24-16 in Richmond, Ky. It was their first win on the road since the 2003 season.
September 7, 2005
Volleyball team rolls past Cavs
ICARD — Though they’re several weeks into the season, Watauga’s volleyball team’s 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-18) win over East Burke Tuesday night made them 1-0 in coach Kim Pryor’s mind.
Larry Fine takes on Jayhawks
I had to laugh, at least a little bit, at what Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan wrote prior to Kansas’ season-opener with Florida Atlantic last Saturday.
Watauga golfers win at Yadkin CC
YADKINVILLE — Watauga girls’ golf coach Jerry Moretz might be on to something. Playing matches before the conference schedule is really getting these girls rolling. They won another tournament Tuesday, this one at Forbush at the Yadkin Country Club. The Pioneers finished with a 91, beating out Alleghany, which finished with a 95, and Mount Airy, which finished with a 98.
Watauga cruises by EB
ICARD — When your team runs this deep, it’s hard to lose. In their 9-0 win over East Burke Tuesday, Watauga’s girls’ tennis team won four of their singles matches 6-0, 6-0.
County sports hall to induct new members
Thursday night, the Watauga County Sports Hall of Fame officially grows by five members. Randy McDonough, the late Lan O’Loughlin, Leigh Wallace, David Warren and J.W. Welborn will be inducted into the Hall in a ceremony held at Boone United Methodist Church.
September 5, 2005
Avery scores two TDs in second half to beat WHS
NEWLAND — A barrage of defensive penalties late in the first half knocked the wind out of Watauga Friday night and they were unable to recover, losing in Avery 18-0.
ASU claims tourney crown
The Appalachian volleyball team rebounded from an afternoon loss Saturday, defeating High Point, 3-0 (30-18, 30-21, 30-16), Saturday night to be crowned champions of the Broyhill Inn Appalachian Classic.
Pioneers upset New Hanover
It’s early yet, but Watauga’s soccer program has already seen as many peaks and valleys in its play as a traveler on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Defense creates four turnovers in ASU win
RICHMOND, Ky. — Appalachian State defensive end Marquess Murrell said before the 2005 season that his job would get much easier when fellow end Jason Hunter returned.