HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Watauga’s Sanders exits after 15 years as boys’ head coach

HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE – Rob Sanders – whose 200 wins as head boys’ basketball coach at Watauga High is the most in school history — won’t be back for a 16th season. The Pioneers announced on Tuesday they’ve started a search for a new head coach and that Sanders will remain at the school as a physical education teacher. Sanders became …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Weddington ends Watauga’s pursuit of state 3AA title

Pioneers finish 13-1 after winning Northwestern 3A-4A championship HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE – One of the best football seasons in Watauga High history ended Friday night at home. The top-seeded Pioneers were eliminated by fifth-seeded Weddington 41-14, ending the season at 13-1 under head coach Ryan Habich after winning a Northwestern 3A-4A championship. Weddington (13-1) faces third-seeded Mount Tabor (10-4) at Mount …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Watauga’s Greene, Freedom’s Birchfield lead All-Northwestern 3A-4A

Alexander Central’s Chapman tops on defense; Hickory kicker Boston wins Special Teams award   HobbsDailyReport.com A player who had an impact in multiple roles this season for Watauga High has been named the Northwestern 3A-4A football player of the year. The All-Northwestern 3A-4A team — released Saturday with 63 players picked — is led by Jackson Greene, a 5-foot-11, 185 …

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Satterfield scores 6 TDs as Watauga rolls into Round 3

Unbeaten Pioneers (13-0) home vs. Weddington in next postseason game HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE – Running back Bryce Satterfield exploded for 322 rushing yards on 26 carries and scored six times as Watauga High rolled into the third round of the state 3AA football playoffs on Friday night. The top-seeded Pioneers raced away from No. 8 Winston-Salem Parkland, winning 49-26 to move …

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS: Watauga’s Turner named Player of the Year in Northwestern 3A-4A

HobbsDailyReport.com Watauga High’s Magali Turner has been selected as the Northwestern 3A-4A’s Player of the Year in girls’ tennis. Turner helped the Pioneers go 4-2 in the conference and finish in third place behind Hickory (7-0) and South Caldwell (6-1). Hickory’s Jackie Finley was named Coach of the Year. Hickory led the All-Northwestern 3A-4A picks with four selections – Amy …