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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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BOONE — The Watauga girls’ lacrosse team picked up its first victory by winning 9-4 over visiting Patton at Leigh Cooper Wallace field.

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BOONE — The High Country Soccer Association, in partnership with Appalachian Mountain Brewery, is excited to offer the 10th Annual AMB Premier Adult League this spring, with three levels of league play: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

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BOONE — New Watauga girls’ lacrosse coach Julia Harrison saw her new and former teams clash at Watauga’s home field March 2.

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Usually when a prep athletics coach builds a team, a freshman is not put at quarterback, or at point guard of a basketball team, at setter for a volleyball team or at shortstop for a baseball or softball team.

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BOONE — Appalachian State men’s basketball coach Dustin Kerns wants to make playing tough defense the entire game the cornerstone of the App State program.

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MARION — The Watauga girls’ basketball team reached the finals of the Northwestern Conference Tournament by taking a 50-42 victory over Hickory played at McDowell High School on Feb. 19.

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WINSTON-SALEM — Watauga standout distance runner Avery Cannon nearly captured his second state championship victory at the state 3-A indoor track and field championships on Feb. 15

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The Farthing sisters — Meredith, Sydney, Rebekah and Caroline — had a way to pass the time when they were all home.

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MORGANTON — The Watauga boys’ basketball team looked ready to knock off Northwestern Conference champion Freedom despite the game being played at Freedom’s gym on Feb. 11.

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BOONE — The Watauga junior varsity girls’ basketball team took the lead in the third quarter and held on to beat visiting Hickory 33-28 at Lentz-Eggers Gym on Feb. 10.

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BOONE — The Watauga girls’ basketball team struggled with Hickory during the first two quarters of their Northwestern Conference showdown at Lentz-Eggers Gym on Feb. 10.

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BOONE — The Hickory boys’ basketball team did a little more than break open a close Northwestern Conference game at Watauga. The Red Tornadoes shattered it.

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BOONE — High Country Soccer Association is accepting registrations for youth players aged under-6 to under-15 for the spring season.

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BOONE — Tanner Craft played varsity baseball at Watauga for three years. He has been a two-year starter at shortstop with the Pioneers and generally bats in one of the top three spots in the Watauga order.

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BOONE — App State’s Jonathan Millner has been named the Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week following his victory in a matchup of top-25 wrestlers at Chattanooga.

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