NEWLAND — Once the Watauga boys’ basketball team took a lead over Avery on Dec. 5, the visiting Pioneers were not going to give it back.
BOONE — The Watauga football team returns to the western regional finals for the first time since 2007, when the Pioneers were in the 4-A classification.
BOONE — Watauga cross-country runner Avery Cannon finished ninth in the South Region of the Footlocker Championships and will compete in the national championships in San Diego on Dec. 14.
BOONE — The Watauga football team went into its state 3-AA playoff game with visiting Mount Tabor averaging 51 points per game, but facing a Spartans team that has one of the top defenses in the 3-AA playoffs.
STATESVILLE — The Watauga freshmen boys’ basketball team won its first game of the season by knocking off South Iredell 42-40 in double overtime on Nov. 23.