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BOONE — The Watauga boys’ basketball team looked to be equal to the task of keeping up with visiting Gastonia Ashbrook in the first half.

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BOONE — The Watauga girls’ basketball team broke into the win column with a 58-57 home win over visiting Gastonia Ashbrook at Lentz-Eggers Gym on Dec. 2.

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BOONE — Five players reached double figures as App State men’s basketball defeated St. Andrews 90-58 on Dec. 3.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BOONE — The Watauga girls’ basketball team held a lead during most of its game against the defending 2-A state champions Mountain Heritage.

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BOONE — Seven of the nine junior varsity girls’ basketball players were getting a first look at playing high school basketball at Lentz-Eggers Gym on Nov. 26.

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BLOWIING ROCK — The Blowing Rock boys’ basketball team used its size and its ability to get out on a fastbreak in its 55-25 win over visiting Cove Creek on Nov. 21.

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BLOWING ROCK — In an early battle of unbeaten teams, visiting Cove Creek left the Blowing Rock gym with a 30-20 victory over the Rockets in middle school girls’ basketball on Nov. 21.

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BOONE — When Watauga faces A.L. (Kannapolis) Brown in the second round of the state 3-AA football playoffs, the Pioneers face the Wonders themselves and the tradition that comes with them.

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CONCORD — The Watauga boys’ soccer team had plenty of chances to reach the next level of the state 3-A soccer playoffs. The problem was the Pioneers could not convert those chances into points.

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ZIONVILLE — Every member of the Green Valley boys’ basketball team scored in its 41-4 victory over host Mabel Nov. 18 at Mabel School.

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BOONE — The Appalachian State men’s basketball team added two recruits on National Signing Day on Nov. 13, signing 6-foot-5 guard Michael Eads and 6-10 forward C.J. Huntley.

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BOONE — The Watauga girls’ basketball team got a chance to face an opponent in a rehearsal with a scrimmage against visiting North Wilkes at Lentz-Eggers Gym on Nov. 14.

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BOONE — The Blowing Rock middle school boys’ basketball team took a big first-quarter lead and never looked back in a 61-31 victory over Hardin Park at Hardin Park School on Nov. 14.

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BOONE — The Blowing Rock girls’ basketball team used solid defense in the second half to beat Hardin Park 31-18 in middle school basketball at Hardin Park on Nov. 14.

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BOONE — The Watauga boys’ soccer team overcame temperatures that dropped into the 30s and a physical showdown with visiting Statesville by taking a 3-1 victory over the Greyhounds in the third round of the state 3-A playoffs at Jack Groce Stadium on Nov. 13.

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BOONE — When the Watauga boys’ soccer team hosted Marvin Ridge in the second round of the state 3-A playoffs, Pioneers coach Josh Honeycutt walked away very impressed with the Mavericks.

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BOONE — With weekend visits from five Sun Belt Conference opponents, along with midweek home games against ACC programs Wake Forest and North Carolina, App State baseball coach Kermit Smith announced on Nov. 11 the Mountaineers’ schedule for the 2020 season.

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RALEIGH — The Watauga football team was seeded second in the 3-AA western bracket and will face 15th-seeded Cuthbertson in the first round of the state playoffs Nov. 15 at Jack Groce Stadium.

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VALLE CRUCIS —Brielynn Meyers scored 19 points to lead the Hardin Park girls’ basketball team to a 35-22 victory over host Valle Crucis at the Valle Crucis gym Nov. 17.

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BOONE — The Watauga boys’ soccer team cruised to a 5-0 victory over visiting Monroe in the first round of the state 3-A playoffs at chilly Jack Groce Stadium.

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MORGANTON — Avery Cannon and Gavin Sweeney led the Watauga boys’ cross-country team to a 3-A west regional championship at the Freedom High School 5K course Nov. 2.

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DEEP GAP — The Parkway girls’ basketball team took a big early lead against visiting Bethel in the Patriots’ 41-15 victory on Nov. 4.

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DEEP GAP — The Parkway boys’ basketball team got 15 points from guard Maddox Greene and rolled to a 45-18 victory over visiting Bethel on Nov. 4.

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MOUNT ULLA — The Watauga volleyball team saw its unbeaten streak come to an end in the fourth round of the state 3-A western regional Nov. 2 when top-seed West Rowan claimed a 25-23, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23 victory over the visiting fourth-seeded Pioneers at West Rowan’s gym.

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BOONE — The Watauga volleyball team, two days away from Halloween, turned Lentz-Eggers Gym into a house of horrors for visiting Concord Robinson.

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HICKORY — Watauga’s No. 1-seeded singles player Jadyn Kadyk was named the Northwestern Conference girls’ tennis Player of the Year. The All-NWC team was announced Oct. 29.

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