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BOONE — Watauga girl’s tennis player Jadyn Kadyk returned from playing all of her matches in tournaments last fall to playing for Watauga’s varsity team.

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BOONE — Watauga’s athletic teams will not be blocked by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association from resuming practices in June.

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BOONE — The Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament has turned into a High Country tradition that promotes baseball locally and helps raise funds for baseball causes.

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BOONE — Standout student-athlete Brooke Byrd didn’t miss many varsity events in her four years on the courts at Watauga High School.

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BOONE — In the modern prep sports world where athletes often specialize, Anderson Castle adds a little variety to his game.

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BOONE — Watauga quarterback Anderson Castle won the Trail Blazer Award and Brooke Byrd won the Hall of Fame Award, both that are given to the top athletes at Watauga High School.

Local Sports

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BOONE — Standout student-athlete Brooke Byrd didn’t miss many varsity events in her four years on the courts at Watauga High School.

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BOONE — In the modern prep sports world where athletes often specialize, Anderson Castle adds a little variety to his game.

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BOONE — Watauga quarterback Anderson Castle won the Trail Blazer Award and Brooke Byrd won the Hall of Fame Award, both that are given to the top athletes at Watauga High School.

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BOONE — Bryce Satterfield is proof that a running back who suffers a disastrous knee injury in high school football can still play Division I college football.

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BOONE — Watauga’s wrestling program has hit some hard times in recent years. New coach Zach Strickland would like to be the coach to lift the Pioneers back to prominence.

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BOONE — When Watauga girls’ lacrosse player Madisyn Fisher signed her letter of intent May 6, she had not played a game with the Pioneers since March 11.

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MIAMI — Don Shula, who won the most games of any NFL coach and led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect season in league history, died Monday, May 4, at his home, the team said. He was 90.

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CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors has approved legislation that establishes new contact limitations for football during spring and fall practice sessions.

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BOONE — Watauga girls’ and boys’ basketball coach Laura Barry received the Homer Morrison Memorial Eight Who Make a Difference Award from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

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BRISTOL, Conn — The first selection in the NFL draft from a North Carolina college played his college football in Hickory.

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RALEIGH — Watauga distance runner Avery Cannon is a finalist for Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year by the website HighSchoolOT.com.

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BOONE — The 2020 Watauga football schedule looks exactly like the 2019 slate. The sites are the only things that have changed.

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BOONE — Athletic events may be shut down at Watauga High School, but the WHS athletic department is making sure Watauga athletics are not forgotten.

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BOONE — Watauga standout girls’ basketball player Brooke Byrd was named to the West squad of the NCCA East-West All-Star game.

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BOONE — There are three teams on the court when a basketball game is played. There are the two teams on the scoreboard and the team of referees that enforce the rules.

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BOONE — Watauga High’s athletes started their spring seasons, but last took the field in baseball, softball and girls’ soccer on March 13. Now, with schools ordered closed until May 15, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has suspended high school athletics until then.

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BOONE — The Watauga High School cross-country team announced that Sophia Ritter committed and Watauga teammate Avery Cannon signed early to running at Charlotte.

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BOONE — People who play, volunteer or organize the Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament are all in a holding pattern to find out if the fundraising event will take place.

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RALEIGH — The chances of there being a spring prep sports season took a big hit on March 23 when the North Carolina High School Athletics Association announced that it was suspending prep athletics through May 18 because of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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TAYLORSVILLE — The Alexander Central softball team scored seven runs in the first inning and claimed a 13-3 win over visiting Watauga in a Northwestern Conference game on March 13.

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TAYLORSVILLE — Watauga pitcher Ryan Fox had his hands full, in his first varsity start, facing the Alexander Cougars March 13 at Stryder Field.

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HICKORY — Even getting off to a slow start by missing several games at the start of the 2019-20 season couldn’t keep Watauga forward Anderson Castle off the All-Northwestern Conference team.

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