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Ashe knocks off rival Watauga, 3-2

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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 Miguel Ramos was taken out in the scoring box by the Pioneer goalie with the ball nowhere near the collision. A penalty kick was awarded and Ramos was perfect on the strike to tie the game.

 

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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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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Scholarship golf tourney slated for September

The 14th annual Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Golf Tournament will take place Thursday, Sept. 18, at Jefferson Landing in Jefferson, NC. The deadline to register is Aug. 30.The annual tournament is the primary fundraiser for the Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Scholarship, organized in 2001 by Phil Stevens, who has ties in all three counties.“I grew up on the Watauga County side of Todd, attended Beaver Creek High School in Ashe County and enjoyed a career at Lowe’s Companies,R...

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ASU Fan Fest this Saturday

Mountaineer fans will pack Kidd-Brewer Stadium for the yearly visit to Fan Fest, hosted by the Appalachian State Football Program.App State Fan Fest will take place this Saturday with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. for the general public with a special 5 p.m. opening time for members of the Junior Mountaineer Kids Club and their parents to take photos and get autographs from their favorite players.Membership to the Junior Mountaineer Kids Club is only $25 per child that is i...

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Ashe Cross Country to start season Sept. 9

Ashe County’s cross country runners will spend the next few weeks getting in shape and building up endurance before the season begins on Sept. 9.The first meet will be at East Wilkes and will feature four Mountain Valley Conference teams (East Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes Central).The following week on Sept. 16, Ashe will host a meet with all eight MVAC schools attending.Up next, Starmount will host a four-team meet on Sept. 23. The Rams will be jo...

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Women’s golf tees off Sept. 11

Mountain Aire Golf Course will be the site of the Ashe County Women’s Golf team’s first match of the 2014 season. The season opener will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11.One week later, Ashe will travel to High Meadows Country Club in Roaring Gap for the second match of the season on Sept. 17.Cedar Brook Country Club in Elkin is the host for the season’s third match on Sept. 24.October opens with another golf match at Mountain Aire on Wednesd...

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Wildlife Commission recommends tree stand safety during hunting season

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign is reminding hunters to be just as cautious with tree stands prior to deer season as they should while hunting.“As hunters begin to set up tree stands as part of their preparation, safety is still rule number one,” said Travis Casper, coordinator of the Commission’s Hunter Education Program. “Whether you are scouting a location, trimming shooting lanes and putting up a t...

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Tennis season starts next Monday

Ashe County faces a stiff test right out of the gate in the tennis team’s season opener at home against 4A powerhouse Watauga next Monday.The ladies will jump right into conference play on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at East Wilkes.Ashe returns home to host North Wilkes on Aug. 21.The Lady Huskies go to Boone for the return trip to Watauga (Aug. 25) before two straight Mountain Valley Conference matches against West Wilkes (Aug. 26) and Alleghany (Aug. 27)....

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