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Ashe County was represented by two locals at the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, Okla. Eli and Mattie Colvard from Crumpler competed for their shot at prizes and youth rodeo glory.

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WEST JEFFERSON — With the recent departure of Ashe County High School men’s soccer coach Wes Rousseau in May, Sam Piercy was announced as the new head coach Monday, July 9.

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SHAWNEE, Okla. — Mattie and Eli Colvard of Crumpler are competing in the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo July 8-13 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. They are participating in the world’s richest youth rodeo, hoping to win their share of more than $250,…

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Coach Brianna Ashley, Rebecca Blair, Emma Holman, Elon head coach Charlotte Smith, Chloe Ham, Miranda Finney, Emma Jones, head JV coach Kristi Powers, Skylar Vannoy, Bella Powers, Charlee Graybeal and Lacie Allen at Elon Team Camp. The ACHS JV team was voted Best Offensive Team by other coac…

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For three days, the Ashe County High School Lady Huskies basketball team helped young girls around the county improve their game during Lady Huskies Summer Hoops Camp.

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For three days, the Ashe County High School Lady Huskies basketball team helped young girls around the county improve their game during Lady Huskies Summer Hoops Camp.

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From left, Audrey Craven, Ada Jones, Hallie Treva, Ashe County assistant coach Kevin Jones, Abby Sullivan, Jordan Jones, Sam Woods, Elon head coach Charlotte Smith, Jayden Jones, Emma Shepherd, Kenadie Hudler and Ashe County head coach Brianna Ashley at Elon Team Camp. The ACHS varsity team …

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The Ashe County 8u All Stars’ coaches Rob Powers, Kevin Jenkins, Brad Little and Shane Golds and players Liam Powers, Levi Walters, Sam Smith, Mason Jenkins, Hop Windish, Hunter Wingler, Elijah Golds, Logan Greer, Aiden Rhodes, KJ Lung, Levi Roten, Garrett Wagoner and Ethan Lea after being n…

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Ashe County High School hosted the third annual Mountain Madness Hoops Camp from June 19-21 for rising third graders through 10th graders. Ashe County head men’s basketball coach Nathan Colvard and various student-athletes helped lead the campers through drills, competitions and scrimmages t…

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BOONE — Ashe’s 12-under baseball team took an early lead and claimed a 9-5 victory over Avery in the fourth day of the Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament at the Complex Fields on June 24.

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BOONE — Watauga’s 15-under all-star team scored three run in the sixth inning and took a 7-5 win over Ashe County on the first day of the Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament at Watauga High School June 16.

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BOONE — The Heat, a 10-under baseball team based in Newton, cruised to take a 13-1 victory in three innings over Ashe County in the 10-under bracket of the Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament held at Complex Field June 17.

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Bobby Hudler, center, coaches the Ashe County Lady Huskies at Alexander Central during the 2017-18 season. Hudler has officially announced he will not return to coach the Lady Huskies next season. As he prepares to have surgery replacing both knees, Hudler resigned because he could not commi…

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Recent graduate and former Ashe County High School tennis player Caroline Current instructs clinic participants on tennis fundamentals. The 20th Annual Ashe County Tennis Clinic took place at the ACHS tennis courts from June 4-7. Director Larry Dix and former players taught the 40 participan…

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JEFFERSON — The 37th Annual New River Canoe Race and Family Float set for last Saturday has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 9, due to unsafe water conditions on the New River following recent heavy rain, according to event organizers.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The 20th Annual Ashe County Tennis Clinic will be held June 4-7 at the Ashe County High School tennis courts.

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WEST JEFFERSON — At the recent spring awards banquet at Ashe County High School, awards for Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year were presented to the 2017-18 honorees.

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GREENSBORO — Ashe County High School has another state champion, as sophomore Josh Hardin finished first at the state competition in the 400-meter dash, running a time of 47.99.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Although he is switching sports and schools, this is not the last Ashe County will see of Wes Rousseau.

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NEWLAND — Scott Grubb, who has led the Avery High School boys basketball team as head coach to a 45-12 record in his two seasons in charge, has stepped down, effective immediately.

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BELMONT — The Ashe County High School’s women’s soccer team saw its season come to an abrupt end in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A Women’s Soccer Playoffs, as the Huskies would be mercy-ruled and shut out by the South Point Red Raiders 9-0.

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The Ashe Dash, hosted by AppHealthCare on Saturday, May 5, was 5K fundraiser for the the Top Dog Clinic of Ashe Middle School. The clinic is a school-based medical center that offers medical care to the children of Ashe Middle.

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From left, eighth graders Brooke Vannoy, Skyler Vannoy, Charlee Graybeal and Gwyneth Wood on Ashe Middle School’s eighth-grade day. As of May 7, the Ashe Middle School softball team finished the regular season at 6-5. According to head coach Justin Wood, in the 10 games leading up to their f…

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BOONE — Youth soccer remains one of the highest participating sports among youth in the U.S. Since 2000, annual participation across the country has held steady with around 3 million youth boys and girls, while other youth sports have been on a decline.

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WEST JEFFERSON — In a playoff match against the South Point Red Raiders, the Ashe County men’s tennis team fell 5-4.

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RUTHERFORDTON — The Ashe County High School Men’s Golf Team had its season come to an end Wednesday, May 2, at the state regional tournament held at Cleghorn Plantation in Rutherfordton.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County Huskies women’s soccer team finished up its regular season with two more wins against the Elkin Elks and the Starmount Rams to increase their winning streak to 12 games.

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The Ashe County men’s tennis team made a solid showing at the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference 2A Tournament.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County High School Men’s Golf Team made it to the regional round of the state playoffs after the scheduled Mountain Valley Conference Tournament was cancelled due to weather. The Huskies placed fourth overall in the conference, but were second among the 2A schools.

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WEST JEFFERSON — Ashe softball won its second game of the season 4-2 against Elkin Friday, April 27. It was senior night for the Huskies, with Jayce Miller, Maddie Osborne, Montana Stanley, Kinsey Rash and Katelyn Rash playing their last home game for the Huskies.

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High Country Soccer Association will be hosting tryouts on May 22-23 for the 2018/2019 year for players aged U10-U18.

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Having just nine goals before last week’s action, senior captain Caroline Current scored a total of 10 goals in three games, propelling the Ashe County Huskies women’s soccer team to three more wins.

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WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County High School men’s golf team is holding steady at fourth in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference after three matches in the final week of the regular season. While fourth overall in the conference, the Huskies are second in the 2A standings, which would put…

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Ashe County’s men’s tennis team clinched the top seed in the 2A Mountain Valley Conference in a 7-2 win over Wilkes Central Thursday, April 19. The Huskies also lost 6-3 to Elkin April 16, and Ashe County was shutout 9-0 by East Wilkes April 18.