GIRLS BASKETBALL BOXES: Watauga wins at Freedom, takes over conference lead

Published Saturday, January 13th, 2018

HobbsDailyReport.com FRIDAY’S SUMMARIES NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A WATAUGA 52, FREEDOM 44 Watauga         8    11    14    19—52 Freedom        9    12    14      9—44 WATAUGA 52—Brooke Byrd 10, Farthing 8, Ward 1, Madi Robinson 13, Bolick 2, Maddie Darner 16, Haas 2. FREEDOM 44—Blaikley Crooks 18, Bailey 7, Garrison 6, Moore 6, Davenport 4, Cisneros 3, Short, Tate, Cisneros, Weaver. Notes: Watauga wins its 11th …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Red Hawks sign stars from W. Iredell, Watauga

Published Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Catawba Valley Community College continues to add nearby talent for women’s volleyball, recently signing high school stars from West Iredell and Watauga. Red Hawks head coach Shannon Hudson has announced Macy Pope of West Iredell and Emma Clark of Watauga will bring her recruiting class for 2018 to nine. “Both players come from winning programs with great …

HIGH SCHOOLS: Ex-basketball coach Payne decides to retire from AD’s job

Published Monday, November 20th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com WEST JEFFERSON — Former Watauga High boys’ basketball head coach Marc Payne, a fixture in prep basketball for more than four decades in the Greater Hickory area, is retiring effective March 1. He is now athletic director at Ashe County, where he also coached boys’ basketball during his career there. He began his career in 1974, coaching at Beaver …

STATE 3AA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS, ROUND 2: Top-seeded Mount Tabor ousts Watauga

Published Saturday, November 18th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com WINSTON-SALEM – Top-seeded Mount Tabor eliminated No. 8 Watauga in the second round of the state 3AA high school football playoffs on Friday night, winning 21-14. Watauga finished head coach Ryan Habich’s fifth season in Boone at 10-3. Mount Tabor (11-2) gained a third-round home game next Friday against No. 12 Sun Valley (10-3), a 49-14 winner at home …

STATE 3AA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Watauga’s defense sparks victory over Asheville

Published Saturday, November 11th, 2017

HobbsDailyReport.com BOONE – Watauga High’s defense stepped up Friday night, limiting visiting Asheville to only field goals, as the Pioneers won 21-9 in a first-round state 3AA football playoff game. Eight-seeded Watauga (10-2), reaching 10 wins for the first time since 2007, earned a second-round game next Friday at top-seeded Mount Tabor (10-2). Mount Tabor advanced Friday at home, winning …