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Ashe tops Alleghany, 28-7

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In the battle of unbeatens, the Huskies prevailed with a strong defensive effort and a big day receiving for senior Jacob Blevins.Connor Bowers tossed three touchdown passes, all to Blevins and the defense held Alleghany to its lowest scoring output of the season to cap off a 28-7 victory.“Their (Alleghany’s) game plan was to basically control the ball. They’re a good running team, they’re tough up front, we knew we had to take advantage of our opportunities when we had the ball,” said head coach Brian Hampton.“Our guys battled, we got stops when we had to, guys stepped up when we needed to make plays and did a good job,” added Hampton.


Volleyball, cross country update

Tough times continue for the varsity volleyball team as they dropped three more Mountain Valley Conference matches.West Wilkes 3, Ashe 0The Blackhawks swept Ashe in three sets by scores of 25-17, 25-11 and 25-16.Sophomore Corinne Jones and senior Abby Lopp led Ashe with two kills each.Ashe had four aces as a team. Jones, Lynsey Aldridge, Abby Miller and Cierra Sawyer each recorded one. Sawyer put all 16 of her serves in play without...

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Lady Huskies win big at Cedarbrook

Ashe County remained unbeaten in Mountain Valley Conference golf matches with a pair of nine-hole wins at Cedarbrook Country Club last Tuesday.On the front nine, Ashe finished with a score of 150, 16 strokes ahead of second place Wilkes Central. Alleghany (169) placed third, followed by Elkin (174), East Wilkes (178) and North Wilkes (187).The Lady Huskies had three of the top five individual scores in the first match. Olivia Barr took the top spot, shooting a 47. Wilkes...

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N.C. Wildlife Commission issues archery hunting safety reminders

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign recommends some guidelines when hunting with archery equipment, including crossbows.“The safety considerations for using a crossbow, longbow or compound bow are similar to other hunting methods,” said Travis Casper, state hunting education coordinator. “Hunting safety is exercising caution, obeying regulations and putting into practice what you’ve learned in hunter educa...

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Mat Monsters hosting fundraiser Friday

The Ashe County Mat Monsters youth wrestling program will be having its first fundraiser of the fall with a barbecue pork lunch this Friday, Oct. 3.The fundraiser will take place at Autozone across from the high school. Each plate will have barbecue, slaw, baked beans, roll and dessert for $7. You can come pick up your plates there or deliveries can be arranged.Head coach Alex Wray hopes that this year will be the best season yet for the youth wrestling program....

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Ashe hands Elkin first MVAC loss

Ashe County proved any doubters wrong last week that they can play with the top tennis team in the conference.The Lady Huskies won a marathon match over previously unbeaten Elkin, 5-4.Overall, the team won three matches last week with a pair of victories coming against Avery on Monday and Alleghany on Tuesday.Ashe 9, Avery 0Grace Miller (Ashe) defeated Lindsey Wiseman (Avery) 6-2, 6-0.Maggie Witherspoon (Ashe) defeated Ke...

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Huskies overpower Oak Hill and North Wilkes

Ashe County picked up a pair of mercy rule victories to close out last week, both 9-0 wins over Oak Hill Academy and North Wilkes.Against the Warriors on Tuesday, Cesar Ruiz opened the flood gates with a goal in the fourth minute, followed by a goal from Miguel Ramose two minutes later. Ruiz netted a hat trick in the first 11 minutes, scoring in the seventh and 11th minutes to put Ashe ahead, 4-0.Ramos scored in the 14th minute, followed by RuizR...

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Ashe runners perform well at mid-season meet

Four Ashe County runners placed in the top 10 in their respective races last week at the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Mid-Season meet.Junior Andrew Tedder finished second in the men’s race in a time of 17:44 behind only Will Jolly of East Wilkes. Teammate and fellow junior Gareth Berry placed fifth in 18:09.In the women’s race, senior Taylor Kripps took seventh in 23:19 and senior Victoria Reed was 10th in 23:29. Elkin’s Shakai Ward took the top ...

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Huskies win seventh straight

The wins continue to pile up for the varsity soccer team. Ashe rallied for a 3-2 win over Wilkes Central last Thursday and followed that up with a 9-3 road victory at East Wilkes on Monday.Cole Susi scored first for Wilkes Central to put Ashe in an early 1-0 hole that held up until the second half when Cesar Ruiz tied the score just minutes after halftime.Ruiz gave Ashe a 2-1 lead over the rival Eagles. Kendall Wagner added another goal that the Huskies would end up need...

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Wildlife Commission launches new conservation license plate

Motorists can help support the conservation and management of brook trout by purchasing a new conservation license plate that depicts the only native coldwater trout in the state.The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will use all proceeds from sales of this plate to fund habitat protection for brook trout and to create public access to brook trout waters in North Carolina.In 2013, the General Assembly authorized the creation of a special plate that would promote the nat...

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Golfers win first MVAC match

Ashe County easily beat the competition at the first Mountain Valley Athletic Conference golf match of the season last week at High Meadows Country Club.The Lady Huskies finished with a team score of 145, a full 25 shots ahead of second place Alleghany (170). Wilkes Central (173) placed third, followed by East Wilkes (175), Elkin (178) and North Wilkes (183).Sarah Hardin, Olivia Barr and Savannah Brooks swept the top three finishing spots. Hardin’s score of 44 was ...

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Fifty-nine shooters from 13 states, coming from as far away as Maine, Wisconsin and Florida came to Ashe County last weekend for the 100 & 200 Yard National Championship for International Benchrest Shooting. The competition was held at the rifle range of the Ashe County Wildlife Club.This championship may have been the first national championship of any sport held in Ashe County. Judging from the reception of the shooters, the county and the Ashe County Wildlife Club will host more...

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