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 …

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER: Sevensky, Pioneers lead All-Northwestern 3A-4A

Published Monday, March 29th, 2021

  By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com After sharing the Northwestern 3A-4A boys’ soccer championship, Watauga High has won three of the league’s four major awards in the postseason. Hickory and Watauga finished 11-1-0 each in the conference to tie for the league title. The conference released All-Northwestern 3A-4A, led by 10 picks from Watauga and nine from Hickory. Hickory’s Carter Holt …

NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: First-place Watauga pounds St. Stephens

Published Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Alexander Central’s defense dominates McDowell   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com First-place Watauga High gained nearly 500 yards on offense on Friday night to steamroll visiting St. Stephens 49-13 and stay atop the Northwestern 3A-4A football standings. Sebastian Best ran 10 times for 168 yards and two scores and Carter Everett ran 17 times for 77 yards and two TDs as …