Mountaineers storm The Citadel in OT
A slow first half could not keep Appalachian State center Donte Minter from putting the Mountaineers on his shoulders Saturday. Minter, the Mountaineers’ 6-foot-9 center and leading scorer, collected 22 of his game-high 25 points in the second half and an overtime period in Appalachian State’s 75-71 victory over The Citadel in front of 2,689 at the Holmes Center. To read more, please click here.
Davidson overcomes ASU in final seconds
Davidson trailed Appalachian State for 59:57.2 Saturday at the Holmes Center. Yet the Mountaineers did not lead Davidson for the final 2.8 seconds, and it ended up costing them. Davidson’s Mercedes Robinson took an inbounds pass just inside the foul line and drained a shot that gave the Wildcats a 67-66 victory over the Mountaineers. To read more, please click here.
Champs vs. Champs: ASU to play LSU
The battle of the two Division I national champions has been set.
Appalachian State, the three-time defending FCS/I-AA national champion, will play at the Bowl Coalition Series national champ LSU on Aug. 30 in Baton Rouge.
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Pioneer women take Senior Night victory
Suddenly, Watauga’s girls’ basketball team is the group nobody in the Northwestern 4-A Conference wants to play. The Pioneers, who struggled through the first part of their NWC season with just one win, made it two straight in the second half of league play with a 63-52 victory over East Burke at Lentz-Eggers Gym Friday night, which was also Senior Night. To read more, please click here.
Cavaliers raid Watauga at home, 97-83
The team that ran Watauga’s offense the best Friday night turned out to be East Burke.
The Cavaliers were very comfortable running with Watauga and claimed a 97-83 victory at Lentz-Eggers Gym. To read more, please click here.
College of Charleston slips past App State
There was no time that was more obvious that Appalachian State proved
it was struggling offensively than the final 2:45 of its 68-63 loss to
College of Charleston at the Holmes Center in front of 2,692 Thursday
night. To read more, please click here.
Watauga shooters torch Rockets
When Watauga switched to a fast-paced offense, it was likely that the Pioneers would pile up some big numbers. The most shocking number was not the 102 points they scored in their 102-89 victory over Northwestern 4-A Conference rival A.C. Reynolds at Lentz-Eggers Gym Tuesday night. Instead, the big number was 17, as in making 17 3-point baskets. To read more, please click here. Photo by Mark Mitchell
Breitenstein signs letter with Wofford
Watauga standout running back Eric Breitenstein officially closed the door on his prep football career and officially opened the door to playing football in college. Read more.
WHS heads to state
The number of athletes is low, but expectations are high for Watauga’s indoor track team at the state 4-A finals. Read more.
Top 8 finishes possible for WHS
Watauga’s swim team coach David Gragg knows that the Pioneers will not compete with Raleigh Enloe for a team championship. Read more.
Mountaineers reel in 15 football recruits
Appalachian State did its best to reload with recruiting this year. Fifteen student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to join Appalachian State football program this fall, head coach Jerry Moore announced Wednesday. Read more.
Solid defense lifts WHS over Rockets
When Watauga’s girls’ basketball team fell to A.C. Reynolds earlier in the season, Rockets guard Karlee Taylor scored 29 points. It was a different story when Watauga beat Northwestern 4-A Conference rival A.C. Reynolds 58-45 at Lentz-Eggers Gym Friday night. Read more.
Kostis, Earp differ in style
Watauga wrestlers Savva Kostis and Jacob Earp are two of the most dominant wrestlers in North Carolina. Both looking to win state titles in this, their senior seasons, it is rare to see them lose, or for that matter to let a match go the entire three periods. Each though, brings a very different style to the mat. Read more.
February 6, 2008
Pinning the odds
Wood excels despite disadvantage
Nature didn’t deal Watauga sophomore Jason Wood the fairest hand. He was born legally blind, but as a solid upcoming wrestler, this doesn’t seem to be slowing him down.
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Guards help ASU’s rise to first place
Appalachian State’s young backcourt has gone through some growing pains this season. However, the young backcourt has been growing up as the 2007-08 season has gone along. They are a big reason why the Mountain-eers are 14-7 overall, 9-3 in the Southern Conference and are in first place in the North Division. Read more.
Commentary: Cremins may speak at Broyhill tip-off lunch
Some things to ponder following Super Sunday and Super Tuesday. College of Charleston men’s basketball coach Bobby Cremins may be the guest speaker at the Tip-off luncheon sponsored by High Country Bank at the Broyhill Inn Thursday, beginning at noon. The event is open to the public and lunch is just $7.
ASU to host Niagara
Appalachian State coach Houston Fancher has some memories of his Mountaineers playing Niagara. Unfortunately for Fancher, they are not necessarily pleasant ones. Read more.
Western rolls past ASU
CULLOWHEE — Whitney Tossie and GiGi Thomas combined for 32 points but it was not enough to carry Appalachian State past Western Carolina on Monday, as the visiting Mountaineers fell 78-57. Read more.
February 4, 2008
WHS wrestlers capture NWC titles
It was the main event at Lentz-Eggers Gym Saturday when Watauga High hosted the Northwest 4-A Conference Wrestling Championships. Seven teams came out to earn their status, and South Caldwell went home the winner with 201 points. Watauga's Jacob Earp is shown taking down East Burke's Billy Abee during the Northwestern 4-A Conference championships. The Pioneers took fifth place with 88 points. To read more, please click here. Photo by Rob Moore
App escapes Cullowhee with close victory
It’s always good to win a basketball game, especially in on the road in a hostile arena.
So, Appalachian State will gladly take its 69-64 victory over rival Western Carolina in front of 2,487 at the Ramsey Center Saturday night. Read more.
Titans trip up WHS
MARION — The Watauga boy’s basketball team felt that since they switched to the new run and gun offense, they could challenge the best teams in the Northwestern 4-A Conference. The McDowell Titans had other plans and sent the Pioneers to 0-2 on their current road swing with an 85-70 loss Saturday.
WHS relay teams headed to state
CHARLOTTE — Watauga will be represented in the state swim meet this Saturday. Three boys relay teams made sure of that in the Western Regionals held at the uptown Mecklenburg Aquatic Center last Saturday. Read more.
Lees-McRae sweeps St. Andrews
BANNER ELK — Lees-McRae beat St. Andrews 68-64 Saturday in Conference Carolinas men’s basketball action at Williams Gymnasium. Read more.
McDowell rolls past WHS
The Watauga girl’s basketball team knew that they could not turn the ball over and expect to beat the Northwestern 4-A Conference’s number one team, especially on the road. Read more.
Mocs pull away from ASU
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — An early 12-point Appalachian State lead evaporated by halftime and the Mountaineers women’s basketball team fell to Chattanooga 71-55 Saturday. Read more.