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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.

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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.

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BOONE — It seemed unlikely that the Watauga boys’ basketball team would be anywhere close to gaining a win over visiting East Surry at Lentz-Eggers Gym.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BOONE — The Watauga freshman boys’ basketball team got 21 points from Nate Tillery and beat visiting Johnson County (Tenn.) 64-46 on Jan. 11 at Lentz-Eggers Gym.

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BOONE — After holding a modest lead, the Watauga boys’ basketball team found itself looking at the possibility of losing to a St. Stephens team that rallied to take a fourth-quarter lead.

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BOONE — The Watauga girls’ basketball team pulled away from visiting St. Stephens to take a 45-33 win over the Indians at Lentz-Eggers Gym on Jan. 10.

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BOONE — Watauga needed until the second quarter to find its rhythm offensively against visiting McDowell at Lentz-Eggers Gym on Jan.15.

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BOONE — The Watauga girls’ basketball team shook off a Northwestern Conference loss earlier in the week to beat visiting McDowell 61-52 at Lentz-Eggers Gym on Jan. 8.

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TAYLORSVILLE — The Alexander Central boys’ basketball team struggled to stop Watauga’s Anderson Castle in the first half of the two teams’ game on Jan. 3.

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TAYLORSVILLE — Both the Watauga girls’ basketball team and Alexander Central had a player who scored 16 points to lead their teams offensively against each other in their game on Jan. 3.

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PILOT MOUNTAIN — It may have taken them a quarter to get used to playing on hardwood instead of a grass football field, but East Surry’s basketball team put it together to open the season with a win.

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BOONE — The Watauga girls’ basketball team took a big lead in the first quarter and never looked back in its 61-42 victory over visiting South Caldwell in the Northwestern Conference opener for both teams on Dec. 19.

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BOONE — The Cove Creek girls’ basketball team has rolled through its middle school schedule unbeaten. Hardin Park seemed ready to put an end to Cove Creek’s hopes of an undefeated season.

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BOONE — The Hardin Park boys’ basketball team outscored visiting Cove Creek by 15 points in the third quarter and rolled to a 57-27 victory at Hardin Park’s gym Dec. 19.

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VALDESE — The Watauga girls’ swim team took home two victories, one each against Maiden and another against Freedom on Dec. 12.

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BOONE — Watauga distance runner Avery Cannon proved at McAlpine Park in Charlotte on Nov. 30 he is one of the top cross-country runners in the South when he finished ninth in the South Regional of the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.

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WEST JEFFERSON — For the first time since Nov. 21, 2016, the Watauga Pioneers girls’ basketball team (4-2) lost to the Ashe County Huskies (6-0) in a 59-53 battle Friday, Dec. 13 in West Jefferson.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Watauga boys’ basketball team beat Ashe County for the eighth straight time in a 63-45 game that was never close.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County girls' basketball team knocked off visiting Watauga 59-53 on Dec. 13. It was the first time Ashe beat Watauga since 2016.

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BOONE — The Watauga girls’ basketball team won its fourth straight game by beating visiting Mitchell 47-45 at Lentz-Eggers Gym on Dec. 12.

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DEEP GAP — Parkway had two players score in double figures in its 49-38 victory over visiting Cove Creek at Parkway’s gym on Dec. 12.

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HICKORY — Anderson Castle, Jaiden Bond and Ryan Habich received three of the top postseason honors in the Northwestern 4-A Conference Dec. 7.

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MATTHEWS — The Weddington football team had two offsides penalties in the first two plays of its 3-AA state semifinals game against visiting Watauga.

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NEWLAND — Once the Watauga boys’ basketball team took a lead over Avery on Dec. 5, the visiting Pioneers were not going to give it back.

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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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