BOONE — Watauga wrestler Ben Oakes made his win over St. Stephens’ 220-pounder Robert Valencia worth remembering.
BLOWING ROCK — The Blowing Rock boys’ basketball team, the top seed of the Watauga County Middle School Boys’ Basketball Tournament, got a chance to play all of its players in a 35-20 win over visiting Mabel on Jan. 23 at Blowing Rock School.
BLOWING ROCK — The Blowing Rock girls’ basketball team, seeded second in the Watauga County Middle School Girls’ Basketball Tournament, broke open a close game with a solid defensive performance to claim a 42-11 victory over seventh-seeded Bethel at Blowing Rock’s gym on Jan. 23.
ASPEN, Colo. — A month after turning 19, Blowing Rock’s Luke Winkelmann seeks to further increase his stock in the snowboarding world as he takes part in the Winter X Games Jan. 23-26 in Aspen, Colo.
BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox traded for former Appalachian State pitcher Jeffery Springs from the Texas Rangers for first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis on Jan. 15.
BOONE — With 2:47 left in the game on Friday, Jan. 17, and up 65-59, Watauga boys’ basketball could almost taste a major Northwest Conference victory over the visiting Freedom Patriots.
BOONE — With just over two minutes left in the fourth, Watauga girls basketball was only down four points, 53-49, to 15-0 Freedom, who was ranked No. 1 in the state’s 3A classification going into the game.
HICKORY — Winning ways continued for the Watauga High girls’ basketball team as the Pioneers took a closely contested 45-41 win over Hickory on Tuesday, Jan. 14.