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MORAVIAN FALLS – A dramatic comeback by the Ashe County Huskies clinched a third straight Mountain Valley Conference Championship on Tuesday at Wilkes Central.The Huskies trailed by two goals but scored three times in the final 15 minutes to get the win and keep its winning streak alive.Ashe pressured the eagles early and had a trio of scoring chances in the first 15 minutes of play. Ashe got a corner kick in the fourth minute but did not get a shot on goal. In the 10th minute, Cesar Ruiz had a shot stopped and in the 14th minute, Miguel Ramos saw his first scoring attempt come up short.The Eagles scored in the 24th minute off of a laser shot from Brett Boone that found the back of the net.

 

Early reviews for NASCAR Chase format

NASCAR’s popularity has taken a hit over the last few years. Empty seats can be seen at tracks where there used to be a waiting list for tickets (Bristol, Richmond to name two of those). NASCAR has even struggled to sellout the seats for the Daytona 500.However, even casual fans are starting to take notice of the new Chase for the Cup format that has debuted this year.The elimination format started with 16 drivers and will eventually end with four drivers going aft...

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Hardin qualifies for state golf tourney

MOUNT AIRY – Sophomore golfer Sarah Hardin has qualified for the 1A/2A NCHSAA State Golf Championship next week in Pinehurst.Hardin placed fifth overall with a score of 92 at Cross Creek Country Club. Grace Yatawara of Salisbury took the top spot, shooting 77. She finished one shot ahead of teammate Isabella Rusher. East Surry’s Madison Moore shot an 86 and Micah Mason from Graystone Day shot a 90.Senior Olivia Barr also competed in the regional tournament bu...

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New wildlife t-shirts debut at state fair

For the third year in a row, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has partnered with Neuse Sport Shop to create a wildlife diversity t-shirt that will debut at the agency’s State Fair exhibit in Raleigh, Oct. 16-26.This year’s t-shirt initially will be available only in the Commission’s State Fair tent. The shirt’s front features a tundra swan flying across the agency’s wildlife logo and the back features a large rendition of the tundra swan art. The...

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Ashe rolls over East Wilkes, 48-14

WEST JEFFERSON – Connor Bowers tossed four touchdown passes and the Huskies added three more scores on the ground to remain undefeated, topping East Wilkes 48-14.Ashe out-gained East Wilkes 340 to 204 and did most of its damage in the first half of Friday night’s Homecoming game.It took the Huskies just three plays and 39 seconds to score on its first drive. Sophomore running back Skye Sullivan powered ahead for a 16-yard touchdown. Kendall Richardson’s...

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Huskies top Cardinals, 9-0

WEST JEFFERSON – The Huskies continued the charge to an undefeated Mountain Valley Athletic Conference season and most assuredly a high seed in the 2A state playoffs with a 9-0 win at home against East Wilkes on Thursday.It was a wet and damp evening in the High Country, but that did not keep the Huskies from overpowering yet another opponent with a mercy rule victory.Miguel Ramos got his first goal of the night in the 11th minute to take a 1-0 lead.Cesa...

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Elkin sweeps cross country championships

WEST JEFFERSON — The Elkin men and women accomplished the first goal they set before the start of summer by capturing their respective cross county titles at the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference meet at Ashe County High School Wednesday.On a slippery, soggy course, the Elks edged West Wilkes 52-58 on the men’s side and 56-59 on the women’s side.There was suspense and surprise on the men’s side as West Wilkes was first thought to have won. Rylan...

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Ashe County wins MVAC Tournament

The first step in postseason success started on a high note for the women’s golf team, winning the Mountain Valley Conference Tournament and sweeping the top two MVAC season awards.Ashe finished with a team score of 146 on its home course at Mountain Aire to beat East Wilkes by 24 shots. Alleghany placed third with a team score of 172. Elkin took fourth, shooting 174, Wilkes Central was fifth with a total of 175 and North Wilkes finished sixth, shooting 179.Sarah H...

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Volleyball season comes to an end

Five seniors were honored during Ashe’s final game of the season on Tuesday at home against West Wilkes.Alexis Parks, Abby Lopp, Mckenzie Black, Savannah Poe and Cierra Sawyer bid farewell to the Lady Husky volleyball program.As for the game, West Wilkes came away with a three sets to one victory to put an end to Ashe’s season.West Wilkes took the first set, 25-22 and followed that up with a 25-17 win in the second set. Ashe battled back to score a...

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Local sports briefs

Wee Wolves BasketballRegistration is coming very soon for kindergarten, first and second grade boys and girls that want to take part in the Wee Wolves Basketball season.Registration is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at Westwood Elementary School.If you have any questions or would like more information, call Kevin Miller or Dustin Farmer at 336-877-2921.Ashe Youth BasketballSign-ups are also un...

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Blaze orange requirement for N.C.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign is reminding hunters to follow blaze orange requirements and making safety recommendations to others who spend time outdoors.In North Carolina, hunters are required to wear a cap, hat or an outer garment in blaze orange that is visible from all sides when hunting bear, feral hogs, deer, rabbit, squirrel, grouse, pheasant or quail with a firearm. Anyone hunting deer during a deer firearms season...

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Huskies demolish Blackhawks, 55-13

Ashe County improved to 6-0 with a dominating performance over West Wilkes in Miller’s Creek on Friday night.The Huskies scored all 55 of its points in the first half and cruised to a 55-13 win to ruin the Blackhawks’ Homecoming night.Connor Bowers started the scoring with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Maison McNeill. Kendall Richardson’s extra point gave Ashe a 7-0 lead.On the next drive, senior Hunter Barnes capped off the drive with a one...

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