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Losing streak ends

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For the first time in school history, Ashe County was able to beat Watauga in Boone, while at the same time snapping a 13-year losing streak to the rival Pioneers.A late field goal from Kendall Richardson gave Ashe a 16-13 victory, the first win over Watauga since Ashe held on for a 14-7 win in 2001.“When it came down to it, he (Richardson) stepped up and put it through the uprights for the win,” said head coach Brian Hampton.Richardson's 39-yard kick was right down the middle with 1:36 left in the game and Joseph Lowder sealed the win with an interception with 27 seconds left.

 

Short-handed Huskies beat Avery, 2-0

Ashe County entered play against Avery County on Thursday without its three top scorers, but still came away with a 2-0 victory.Miguel Ramos missed his second straight game, Victor Melo missed the game after exiting the Hibriten game early in the first half and Cesar Ruiz continues to miss time with a preseason foot injury.The Husky defense proved to be up to the task all night long, limiting Avery’s scoring opportunities while Jamison Cline kept any shots that did...

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Lady Huskies score two victories

The women’s tennis team got a pair of 9-0 wins over Mountain Valley Conference opponents last week.First up on Tuesday, the Huskies made quick work of West Wilkes.“All the players won relatively easily. The match provided a great opportunity for the team to work on their game,” said head coach Larry Dix.Top seeded Hallie Brown beat Jena Roten in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1. Second seeded Grace Miller took a 6-0, 6-1 win over Lindsey Matheny and t...

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Mountaineers head to The Big House

Appalachian State University makes its return to The Big House at the University of Michigan for the first time since pulling off one of the greatest upsets in college football history in 2007.The Mountaineers open its inaugural Sun Belt season at Michigan this Saturday, trying for a second win in as many contests against the Wolverines.“We’re excited about this opportunity to go back to Ann Arbor,” said App State Head Coach Scott Satterfield. “Ou...

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Huskies to face rival Pioneers

For the second straight season, there is a pretty strong chance that the Huskies will get to face Watauga playing without its top player.As first reported by the Watauga Democrat, Pioneer star quarterback Aaron Dobbins sustained an ankle injury in what is being called a “non-football” incident. Dobbins is unlikely to play Friday night.The Pioneers used a strong rushing attack to get by Alexander Central in its first game of the year. Watauga ran for ...

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Volleyball team drops three matches

A trio of non-conference matches have all gone the opponent’s way early in the 2014 volleyball season.The Lady Huskies started the year at Alexander Central and came away with a 3-0 defeat. The Cougars won the first set, 25-13, the second set, 25-15 and the final set, 25-11.Next up, Ashe had its first home match of the year against Avery County last Thursday. The match was extremely close in the first and third sets, but it would be the Vikings that scored the 3-0 ...

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JV Huskies fall to North Surry

It was a tough start to the season for the junior varsity football team, taking a 34-26 loss in game one.North Surry scored first on a 23-yard TD pass to go ahead at the 5:49 mark of the first quarter. Ashe answered back with runs from Matthew Greer and John Reavis as well as a pass from quarterback Grant Thompson. Reavis pounded the ball in from one yard out. The two-point conversion was no good, making the score 7-6 with 2:11 left in the first half.The Greyhounds were ...

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Golfers finish runner-up in first match

The Lady Huskies opened the season with a second place finish at Cross Creek Country Club on Tuesday, the first non-conference tuneup for the upcoming Mountain Valley Athletic Conference season.South Stokes finished first followed by Ashe, East Surry, Mount Airy, Elkin, Surry Central and North Surry.Ashe had all four golfers finish par or better. Sarah Hardin had the top score of 51, a total of 12 shots under par. Savannah Brooks shot 55 (8-under), Olivia Barr shot 56 (7...

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Huskies win shootout, 50-42

Ashe County’s season opener got off to a slow start with North Surry, but both offenses found their high gear after the first quarter.The Huskies held on to win, 50-42.After a pair of offensive possessions ended with turnovers in the first quarter, Ashe finally got on the board with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Connor Bowers to Jacob Blevins. Kendall Richardson’s extra point was good to take a 7-0 lead with 4:56 left in the first.North Surry respo...

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Lady Huskies sweep North Wilkes

The Lady Huskies opened conference play with an impressive 9-0 win over North Wilkes on Thursday.Top seeded Hallie Brown gutted out a 6-3, 6-0 win over Sarah Bumgarner in spite of not feeling well according to head coach Larry Dix.Grace Miller earned a 6-0, 6-0 win over Angela Jordan. Third seeded Maggie Witherspoon beat Laura Phillips, 6-0, 6-0.In the fourth seeded matchup, Rae Zeller took a 6-0, 6-0 win over Katilyn Billings.Keely Caddell captured...

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JV and varsity soccer win at Alexander

Both varsity and junior varsity squads improved to 2-0 on the season with victories at Alexander Central on Thursday.The JV game was a defensive battle throughout until Lucas Pruitt came away with a goal on an Ashe County corner kick to give the Huskies a 1-0 win.In the varsity game, the Huskies played without Miguel Ramos and Cesar Ruiz, but were still able to outscore a feisty Alexander Central squad, 3-2.Eric Barcenas netted the first Ashe goal of the game....

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Huskies open season with Greyhounds

Games start to count on Friday night when the Ashe County Huskies open the 2014 football season against North Surry.The Greyhounds are a very experienced team, but not very deep with almost all of their offensive starters playing defense as well, including quarterback Hunter Snow.Snow is coming off of a big season defensively with well over 100 tackles as a linebacker, but is also the leader of the offense as a senior.In the backfield, the Greyhounds will rely...

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