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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Huskies girls basketball team (6-7) dropped their third straight game in a 41-59 loss to the rival Watauga Pioneers (8-5) at home Thursday, Jan. 10. The game is the second loss of their seasonal two-game series with the Pioneers, having lost on the road 37-74…

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WEST JEFFERSON — The last time the Ashe County boys basketball team won a game, the year was 2018, Thanksgiving had just passed and Christmas was weeks away.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The losses continue to pile up for Ashe County, as the Huskies dropped their fourth straight game, losing 45-41 to the West Wilkes Blackhawks.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Huskies boys basketball team (3-9) lost its ninth-straight game in a 65-72 tilt against the rival Watauga Pioneers (7-6) at home Thursday, Jan. 10. The two had played once before earlier in the season in a 43-76 Watauga win Dec. 17, 2018.

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With two minutes to go in the Ashe County Huskies girls basketball game against Watauga Thursday, Jan. 10, senior guard Sam Woods joined elite company. With a pull up jumper on the inside, Woods broke the 1,000-point mark for her high school career.

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NEWLAND — Following a 10-point win in mid-November, the Ashe Huskies made the return trip to Viking Gym where it squared off against an Avery squad that showed greater cohesion than the clubs’ first encounter. Behind a 34-point explosion by Avery senior forward Evan Krug, the Vikings erased …

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NEWLAND — A strong second quarter by the Lady Vikings, combined with struggles from beyond the three-point line spelled doom for the Ashe Lady Huskies on the road at Avery on Monday, Jan. 7, as the Lady Vikings held serve on its home court in a 58-42 non-conference win.

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NEWLAND — A strong second quarter by the Lady Vikings, combined with struggles from beyond the three-point line spelled doom for the Ashe Lady Huskies on the road at Avery on Monday, Jan. 7, as the Lady Vikings held serve on its home court in a 58-42 non-conference win.

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WILKESBORO — The Ashe County Huskies dropped its first conference game of the season, falling 62-43 to the Wilkes Central Eagles Friday, Jan. 4.

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WILKESBORO — Ashe County’s losing streak extended to seven games Friday, Jan. 4, as the Huskies dropped its third straight conference matchup 75-56 to the Wilkes Central Eagles.

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WEST JEFFERSON — After many rescheduled events, cancelations and delays due to weather and other factors, Ashe County High School released its updated athletic schedules for winter 2019. The changes effect every winter sports team.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Throughout the first half of the season, the Ashe County Huskies wrestling team battled with opponents from across the western part of North Carolina.

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TAYLORSVILLE — Despite a quality first half according to head coach Nathan Colvard, the Ashe County Huskies dropped their fourth game of the season 51-40 to the Alexander Central Cougars Wednesday, Dec. 19.

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TAYLORSVILLE — It did not take long for the Ashe County Huskies to take a commanding lead over the Alexander Central Cougars Wednesday, Dec. 19. Jumping out to a 32-10 halftime advantage, the Huskies cruised to a 54-35 win.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Huskies boys basketball team (2-5) lost in a 44-48 nail-biter to the Alleghany Trojans (2-4) Friday, Dec. 21 at home. The game is the fifth straight loss for the Huskies, who haven’t won since Dec. 4.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Huskies girls basketball team (5-3) won their fourth of their last five games Friday, Dec. 21, in a 55-40 drubbing of the Alleghany Trojans (4-2). The game was the Huskies’ third in five days, and second win in that span.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Huskies boys basketball team (2-2) notched its second-straight win in a 51-60 home loss against the Elkin Elks (3-2) Friday, Dec. 14. The team has lost their last two games by a combined 24 points, both home games.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Huskies girls basketball team (3-2) notched its second-straight win in a 62-30 home win against the Elkin Elks (0-5) Friday, Dec. 14. The team is now 2-0 since head coach Brianna Ashley changed its defensive scheme to a mix of full-court pressing and a 1-3-1 zone.

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WINSTON-SALEM — Ashe County’s indoor track teams qualified three more student-athletes for the state competition at their JDL Fast Track “HOT Chocolate” meet Dec. 7.

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Huskies guard Nate Lee taking a pair of free throws in the Huskies' game against Alexander Central Dec. 7.

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The Ashe County Huskies boys basketball team (2-1) dropped its first game of the season Friday, Dec. 7 in a 52-67 home loss to the Alexander Central Cougars (2-2). The game was the first of the season with the full squad, as five players missed the first two games of the season due to football.

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The Ashe County Huskies girls basketball team moved to 2-2 in their early season after besting the Alexander Central Cougars (0-4) in a 57-16 home win Friday, Dec. 7. The 41-point victory is the largest by a Huskies’ girls basketball team since a 42-point win against North Forsyth Dec. 29, 2014.

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This winter, High Country Soccer Association is hosting its 10th annual Indoor Winter Soccer Camp for U6-U18 Ashe, Avery, Watauga and surrounding county’s youth born between 1/1/2000-12/31/2012 inside the Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility located beside Kidd Brewer Stadium on the campu…

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WEST JEFFERSON — With teams that head coach Phil Morrison said are the best in school history, Ashe County’s indoor track squads have looked good in early showings, as many athletes have qualified for the state meet.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe County High School’s basketball, wrestling, indoor track and swim teams have all experienced rescheduling or cancellations early on this winter season. First-year athletic director David Koontz has been navigating the complicated waters of athletic scheduling, noting we…

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WEST JEFFERSON — A Tri-match turned into a head-to-head matchup with Mitchell for the Ashe County wrestling team Wednesday, Nov. 28, after weather postponed the match a day and travel conditions kept South Caldwell from coming to West Jefferson.

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BOONE — Appalachian State football coach Scott Satterfield said once the Sun Belt Championship Game was over, he’d be willing to listen to anybody who had an offer to become their new head coach.

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WEST JEFFERSON — When the Ashe County Huskies boy’s basketball team takes on Alexander Central (1-1) Wednesday, Dec. 5, they will look very different than the team that beat Avery County Nov. 20. The team (1-0), and head coach Nathan Colvard, will have back mpre than a third of their squad n…

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WEST JEFFERSON — New Ashe County girls basketball coach Brianna Ashley earned her first win in the first game of the season, as the Huskies defeated the Avery Vikings 61-48 Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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BOONE — There is a time this season when Ashe County wrestling coach Adam Elliott will be able to field a more complete team than the one he did Nov. 20 against Watauga and East Wilkes, which met for a tri-match at the small gym at Watauga High.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Winter sports are under way for Ashe County High School, including boys and girls basketball, wrestling, indoor track and swimming. Below are the schedules for each sport as of press time.

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WEST JEFFERSON — When the Ashe County Huskies’ season ended on a wet, frigid night in Shelby, Nov. 23, it ended a special season for those involved. Thirteen games, a few school records, more than 6,000 yards of offense and a Mountain Valley Athletic Conference title during four months has b…

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SHELBY — The Ashe County Huskies football team’s season came to an end on a cold and rainy night against the Shelby Golden Lions in a 26-45 loss Friday, Nov. 23.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Despite being without five veteran players, the Ashe County Huskies edged out a win over the Avery Vikings 66-56, Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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It has been a banner season for High Country Soccer Association. With the 2018 North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA) fall season wrapped up, HCSA finished with three teams that earned first place in their respected divisions.

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WEST JEFFERSON — On a bitterly cold evening and a sloppy playing field, the Ashe County Huskies outmuscled, outmanned and outplayed the Salisbury Hornets, winning 49-14 in the first round of the NCHSAA 2AA State Playoffs Nov. 16.

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WILKES COUNTY — Ashe County cheerleaders were invited back for a second year at the Wilkes County Cheer Competition Saturday, Nov. 10, according to 5th, 6th grade and Junior Varsity Cheer Coach Korranda Treadway.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County High School Huskies football team (9-2) has finished its regular season, and is now looking forward to facing off against the Salisbury Hornets (7-4) at home on Nov. 16 for the first game of the 2AA state playoffs.

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KERNERSVILLE — After Top 5 finishes at the regional competition for the Ashe County girls and boys cross country teams, both squads finished 16th at the NCHSAA State Championship Saturday, Nov. 3.

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WEST JEFFERSON — After three months and multiple games, meets and matches, the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference announced the All-Conference winners for each sport, aside from football. Football All-Conference awards will be announced once all MVAC teams have finished play.

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WEST JEFFERSON — This past season has been a rollercoaster of emotion for the Ashe County Huskies men’s soccer team. The ride ended on Nov. 3 in a Saturday playoff game in Shelby — but sometimes the journey is better than the destination.

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The Ashe County High School Huskies soccer team (13-10-1) lost its final game before the state playoffs on Monday, Oct. 29, in a neutral site 3-1 loss to the Wilkes Central Eagles (15-4-3). Played on Watauga High School’s football field in Boone, the game was scheduled after the Huskies and …

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County High School Huskies football (9-2) team took home its first ever Mountain Valley Athletic Conference title on Friday, Nov. 2, after a 37-13 win over the Starmount Rams (5-6). The Huskies had previously been co-champions of the conference four times.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County High School Huskies’ game against the West Wilkes Blackhawks on Monday, Oct. 22 was originally scheduled to be the last home game of the regular season. Despite a home game being rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25, the team went ahead with its celebration of t…

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Huskies soccer team (13-8-1) capped off its regular season with a 6-0 win over the North Wilkes Vikings(5-12) in a cold home game on Oct. 25. The game was originally scheduled to be played on Oct. 10, but had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Michael.

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MILLERS CREEK — The Ashe County Huskies football team (8-2) continued its march towards a conference title on Thursday, Oct. 25, defeating the West Wilkes Blackhawks (3-7) 55-6 for their seventh-straight win of the season. Senior quarterback Luke Hudler led the way for the Huskies, going 13-…