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Volleyball team drops three matches

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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 victory.Avery took the first set, 25-23. They followed that up with a 25-12 win in the second set and another 25-23 win in the third to get the sweep.

 

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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Ashe knocks off rival Watauga, 3-2

Watauga has always been a tough opponent for the Huskies, particularly the recent Ashe teams that have had terrific seasons, but could never score that win over the rival Pioneers.This time, the outcome went Ashe’s way with a pair of late goals in the second half to take a 3-2 win on Tuesday.The Pioneers struck first with a shot fired from Tucker Chasteen in the 16th minute to take an early lead.Ashe answered back eight minutes later when Migu...

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Rain interrupts first tennis match

It wasn’t the perfect start East Wilkes Coach Aaron Simmons might have hoped for, but there were plenty of positives to take out of Tuesday’s suspended match with Ashe County.Before doubles play could get past warmups, a storm blew in with the Huskies leading 4-2. Simmons said the match is tentatively scheduled to be finished Sept. 3.“Considering the immense advantage they had in experience, I think we played well,” Simmons said. “I really l...

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Charlotte girl reels in state record fish in Creston

It was a team effort that landed 13-year-old Victoria Navaroli a state record fish from a private pond in Creston.In the early morning hours of July 12, the 13-year-old Charlotte girl watched as her big brother Jack baited his hook with ¼ of a nightcrawler and then handed his fishing rod to her.Two casts later, Victoria reeled in the record-breaking green sunfish.The fish weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces and measured 12 inches in length, breaking the previous s...

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Frank James Memorial Tournament a big success

The 2014 Frank M. James Memorial Golf Tournament held recently at Jefferson Landing brought in over $56,000 for money to be used by Ashe Memorial Hospital.The proceeds from the tournament are being used to purchase three bedside monitors for the Emergency Department, a C-Arm for the Imaging Department, a Choledocho Fiberscope for the Endoscopy Suite, and a Sterrad Unit for the Operating Room.Ralph Davis, a native of Ashe County, began an early teaching career under the l...

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Cobb leaves ASU for Georgia State

As students, staff and faculty get ready for another academic year at Appalachian State University, the school will have to start searching for a new athletics director.Charlie Cobb, who held the position since 2005, has chosen to take the same position at Georgia State University. The school announced this decision on Thursday.“It is with mixed emotions that I accept the resignation of athletic director Charlie Cobb who has accepted the position of director of ath...

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