Lade Oguntoyinbo relay

Lade Oguntoyinbo runs in the boys 4x200 meter relay on Saturday, May 13 in the 4A West Regionals at Watauga High School.

BOONE — Watauga Pioneer athletes and coaches racked up a final tally of 84 athletic conference awards across eight different spring sports teams.

The Watauga girls' and boys' track and field teams, girls’ soccer, baseball, softball, boys’ tennis and boys’ golf collectively had 69 different athletes named as either an All-Conference or Honorable Mention selection by the Northwest 3A/4A Athletic Conference.

Sam Nixon 1600 run at regionals

Sam Nixon runs in the boys’ 1600-meter race on May 13 in the NCHSAA 4A West Region Track and Field meet. Nixon was named as one of two 2023 Northwest Conference ‘Co-Runners of the Year,’ partially off the back of the conference finals performances that propelled him to regionals.

Katie Durham free kick

Katie Durham fires in a free kick from the edge of the 18-yard box during Watauga’s 2-0 win over the Southwest Guilford Cowboys on May 15.

Neely slam shot

Steele Neely slams a shot in the NWC tournament singles final on Tuesday, April 25.

Neff at Morrison signing

Watauga track and field head coach Michael Neff speaks at senior Grant Morrison’s collegiate signing ceremony on Friday, May 5.

Neff at Morrison signing

Klay Anderson tee off Cedar Rock

Watauga boys’ golf head coach Klay Anderson tees off from hole No. 15 at Cedar Rock Country Club.

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