August 18, 2006
Watauga opens season at West Caldwell
Watauga football coach Adrian Snow is like most of his peers when it comes to the first game of the season.
1978 team earned its place in history
Even 28 years later, Watauga’s 3-A state championship team hasn’t forgotten.
ASU to play 4 ACC teams
Appalachian State was added to the Bracket Busters event for the 2006-07 season. The Mountaineers won’t know who they will play until a week before the game, which is slated for Feb. 17. Appalachian State will play on the road this season, but host the same team at the Holmes Center in the 2007-08 season.
WST finishes season strong
The Watauga Swim Team finished out its summer (Long Course) season with a third-place finish at its league championship meet, which took place in Shelby Aug. 4-5.
Pioneers smother Johnson County
It’s a shame, at least for Watauga, that its scrimmage Tuesday with Johnson County, Tenn., didn’t go into the record books.
Watauga winners benefit from work
Watauga finished its first cross country scrimmage of the season by taking six of the top 10 finishes in the boys’ race and three in the girls’, held at the Greenway Course Wednesday afternoon.
August 14 & 16, 2006
Special sports section published
Be sure to pick up this year’s fall sports preview on Appalachian State’s Mountaineers and Watauga High’s Pioneers. The special edition can be found in the Watauga Democrat’s Wednesday, Aug. 16, issue.
Sports Hall enshrines members of state champs
Football can be an emotional game, particularly on the field.
Three of the newest members of the Watauga Sports Hall of Fame showed that it’s okay to be emotional off the field, even if it is 28 years later. Members of the 1978 state 3-A championship team, linebacker Danny Triplett, safety and kicker Jon Steinbrecher and assistant coach Steve Breitenstein were inducted into the Watauga hall last Friday at the Boone United Methodist Church.
ASU teams begin practice
There’s no mistaking it’s August on the campus of Appalachian State as the fall sport programs enter their second week of intensive preseason practices in preparation for the upcoming season.
Freshmen impressive on the field
Most freshmen come into a college program just hoping to make the practice squad.
Some are redshirted. Some are used on special teams.