December 30, 2005
Watauga boys squeak by Stokes
The circus came to town Wednesday night and Watauga’s boys’ basketball game against West Stokes provided the most important part of any big-top extravaganza — the freak show.
Holiday Invitational: Girls stifle losing streak
Hard work and gradual improvement finally amounted to another win for Watauga’s girls’ basketball team, which beat West Stokes 58-46 Wednesday night to advance to the championship game of the Pioneer Holiday Invitational.
Pioneer Holiday Invitational wrapup:
T.C. Roberson girls 56, North Surry 47
Despite a North Surry surge in the fourth quarter, the Rams of T.C. Roberson held on for a first round win in the Pioneer Holiday Invitational Wednesday afternoon.
Matt Moretz is hungry for state title
Haggis has to taste terrible. Some people like it, but I think those people are crazy. But as awful as the traditional Scottish food must taste, it can be no worse than the taste that has been festering in the mouth of Watauga wrestler Matt Moretz.
Wrestling: Earp wins his class
CHAPEL HILL — Among 30 teams from Pennslyvania to Georgia, Watauga took five wrestlers to the Tiger Holiday Classic and placed ninth as a team, placing all five wrestlers in their individual weight classes.
December 28, 2005
WHS hosts holiday games
Neither Watauga basketball team is worried too much about the teams they face in their Pioneer Holiday Invitational in Lentz-Eggers Gym Wednesday and Thursday. They’re more concerned with how their own team comes out to play.
Champion football coach inks multiyear agreement
Fresh off of leading Appalachian State University to its first NCAA Division I-AA national championship, Jerry Moore has agreed to remain as Appalachian’s head football coach for the 2006 season and beyond, ASU athletics director Charlie Cobb said on Wednesday morning. Details on a contract extension will not be finalized until after the first of the year, but it will be a multiyear agreement and include contract renewals for Moore’s entire staff.
December 26, 2005
Pioneers edge out Avery, 77-73
NEWLAND — It was a big night for big men Thursday in Avery, and luckily for Watauga’s boys’ basketball team, they had the biggest in the gym.
WHS swimmers split dual meet
MARION — In a dual meet with McDowell Thursday night, Watauga’s boys’ swim team won easily, 142-56, but a vacation-depleted girls’ team lost to the Titans 166-101.
Without leading scorers, WHS falls to Avery
NEWLAND — Without their two leading scorers, one gone for the season and one gone for vacation, Watauga’s girls’ basketball team made a late run at Avery County but fell short in the end.
Pioneer wrestlers get set for Tiger Classic
Watauga’s wrestling team practiced Saturday morning and then took a short break until today, when they hit the mat again in preparation for one of the tougher tournaments in the state.