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BOONE — The Watauga Blue All-Star 12-under baseball team closed out the Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament, at least at the Watauga Parks and Recreation Complex fields, with a 9-4 victory over Crosstrain, a team based in Wilkesboro, on June 23.

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BOONE — The Equip 9-under baseball team took a 5-1 victory over the Lenoir Ravens June 23 at Watauga High School in the final round of the Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament.

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LENOIR — Watauga’s Legion Post 130 softball team struggled at the plate against Caldwell County Post 392’s pitching staff in a doubleheader played at Hibriten High School.

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BOONE — Jerry Pearson of Blowing Rock traded the lead with Greg Brown of Mountain City, Tenn., several times to win the 25-lap Street Stock Feature at Mountain View Speedway June 15 before pulling off a last-lap pass for the win.

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SANFORD — DeAndre Dingle-Prince, a defensive lineman from Lee County High School, announced on his Twitter account June 20 that he has verbally committed to play football at Appalachian State.

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BOONE — Round one of the Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament went as smoothly as expected, at least according to co-tournament director Bill Dicus.

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BOONE — The 21st Blood, Sweat and Gears bike ride returns to the High Country June 22 with some new pathways and an old familiar friend.

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SANFORD — DeAndre Dingle-Prince, a defensive lineman from Lee County High School, announced on his Twitter account June 20 that he has verbally committed to play football at Appalachian State.

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BOONE — Round one of the Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament went as smoothly as expected, at least according to co-tournament director Bill Dicus.

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BOONE — The 21st Blood, Sweat and Gears bike ride returns to the High Country June 22 with some new pathways and an old familiar friend.

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BOONE — The Diamond Elite 15-under baseball team took a quick lead on the Watauga All-Stars and claimed a 12-2 victory in the championship round at the Will Dicus Baseball Memorial Tournament on June 16.

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NEWELL — Former Avery head football coach Darrell Brewer started getting the desire to go back to the football field two years ago.

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BOONE — The High Country Soccer Association will host the first annual High Country Cool Down 5K and 10K road races on Saturday, Aug. 3 in Boone.

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Several student-athletes from Watauga, Ashe and Avery high schools were honored June 2 in the Best of Preps ceremony presented by Mountain Times Publications at Watauga High School’s auditorium.

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WINSTON-SALEM — The Watauga Warriors (Team Peak) sixth-grade girls travel basketball team concluded its season with a runner-up finish at the Bond Ballers Hoopfest in Winston-Salem, June 8.

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BOONE — It’s almost time for the Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament to start. Organizers of the event have looked for volunteers, umpires and baseball teams in anticipation of the tournament, which goes for two days June 15-16 and again June 22-23.

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BOONE — The Appalachian State soccer programs will have new turf on which to compete against visiting Sun Belt opponents. So will High Country Soccer Association and members of the Watauga Parks and Recreation Department.

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BOONE — Cailey Haas has been fortunate to be a part of some good sports teams at Watauga High. In fact, it can be said that Haas had made some big contributions to the teams she’s played.

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BOONE — For the handful of former Appalachian State football players trying to make NFL rosters, current San Francisco 49ers defensive end and former App State defensive lineman Ronald Blair has some advice.

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BOONE — Watauga’s instructional league season returns to the diamond May 29 when it hosts Hickory in a doubleheader that involves two five-inning games.

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BOONE — Caleb Masland of Boone narrowly edged out Michael Holland of Beech Mountain to win the 2019 Valle Crucis Cub race held on May 25.

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HICKORY — The eighth-grade Team Peak Black girls’ basketball team went 5-1 this weekend and won the Gold Bracket of the Great Smokies Shootout. The eighth-grade division fielded 16 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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BOONE — The Watauga football program will host the “Future Pioneer” youth football camp June 13-14 for players in grades 1-8.

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BOONE — When Watauga head football coach Ryan Habich started two weeks of spring practice for his Pioneers, he wanted to replace seven starters on defense and to build some depth on offense.

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BOONE — The Watauga summer baseball team, playing in an instructional league baseball game, lost 13-3 to McDowell in a single seven-inning game May 23.

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When Watauga running back Bryce Satterfield moved to Louisville, Ky., to be with his family — his father Scott Satterfield accepted the head football coach position at the University of Louisville — Watauga head coach Ryan Habich had to find a replacement.

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BOONE —Watauga quarterback Anderson Castle has received an offer to play football at Lenoir-Rhyne, according to his Twitter account.

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HICKORY — Watauga’s Emma Brown was named the Northwestern Conference’s Runner of the Year for girls’ track by the league’s coaches.

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GREENSBORO — Overall, Watauga track and field coach Randy McDonough was happy with the results of the state 3-A track and field championships held at Belk Stadium on the North Carolina A&T campus May 17.

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BOONE — Hardin Park’s Carlton Horine won three events, while Trey Thompson and Josh Hamilton each won two events in the Watauga Middle School season-ending track meet held at Jack Groce Stadium on May 15.

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BOONE — Parkway’s Faith Watson almost needed a second neck to carry the medals she earned home with her at the Watauga Middle School track meet held May 14 at Jack Groce Stadium.

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