HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Watauga wipes out Maiden’s 11-point lead to win

Published Saturday, August 27th, 2022

  Stober throws for 5 scores as Hickory rumbles past S. Caldwell;  Bunker Hill starts 2-0 by beating St. Stephens   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Watauga High wiped out an 11-point deficit on Friday night in Boone, rallying to defeat Maiden 23-19 with two fourth-quarter scores. Maiden (1-1) led 19-8 after quarterback Wesley Thompson threw 74 yards to Chris Culliver …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL: Watauga freshman named second-team all-state

Published Friday, March 25th, 2022

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com Watauga High freshman guard Kate Sears has been selected second-team all-state by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA), and she is the only player from Greater Hickory area conferences to make all-state. Sears, who is 5-foot-9, averaged 18.4 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.6 steals per game for the Pioneers, who finished 24-4. She …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Maiden 47, Watauga 0

Published Saturday, August 28th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com MAIDEN 47, WATAUGA 0 Watauga   o    o    o      o–0 Maiden    21    7    12    7 –47 Scoring summary First quarter M–Chris Culliver 88 kickoff return (kick blocked), 11:47 M–Culliver 49 pass from Ethan Rhodes (Ben Gibbs run), 4:58 M–Gibbs 10 run (Bryson Foard kick), 2:39 Second quarter M–Rhodes 4 …

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Greene steps down after 2 years as Watauga’s head coach

Published Monday, August 23rd, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE — Ethan Greene has resigned after two seasons as head varsity baseball coach at Watauga High. Greene guided the Pioneers to a 9-9 record that included 8-6 last season and a fourth-place finish in the Northwestern 3A-4A. They 1-3 the year before in a season shortened by COVID-19. He is a former Watauga pitcher who …

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Watauga has new varsity boys head coach, son of former leader

Published Thursday, July 15th, 2021

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE — Watauga High has a new boys’ varsity basketball coach whose dad is a former Pioneers head coach in the same sport. The Pioneers have selected Bryson Payne, son of Marc Payne, as the replacement for Laura Barry. She will return to coaching only the Watauga varsity girls. Watauga went 3-9 overall and 2-9 in …