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Nathan Colvard named JV basketball coach

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Former assistant coach Nathan Colvard will move into the head coaching role on the junior varsity men’s basketball team, left open by the departing Daniel Waln.Waln recently took an assistant coaching job at Lees-McRae College and the timing worked out perfectly for Colvard to take over as the JV head coach, as well as earn a teaching position at the high school. Colvard recently finished his secondary education degree at Appalachian State University and will be a social studies teacher.Colvard got his coaching start during junior league basketball season with close friend Andy Blevins a few years ago.


Ashe County Schools holds 13th annual golf tournament

The Ashe County Board of Education’s 13th Annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament was held July 16 with a field of 32 teams participating in a captain’s choice round of golf at the beautiful Jefferson Landing Resort.While the final dollar total for the tournament is still to be determined, it is very likely this tournament will equal or surpass all others in its long history.The Ashe County Schools Endowment Board and the Ashe County Board of Education extends ...

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ASU Fan Fest set for Aug. 16

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 on Aug. 16 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 in e...

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Huskies release football schedule

It is less than a month until high school football games start to count, and even less time until the first practice and scrimmages of the season.Ashe County’s first regular season game will be a non-conference battle against North Surry at home on Aug. 22.Before that, fall sports practice officially fires up on Aug. 1 and the first football scrimmage will be on Aug. 11 against Surry Central at ACHS at 6 p.m.Ashe will have a final scrimmage on Aug. 15 at...

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Wineberg’s junior season opens with South Florida

Junior offensive lineman Josh Wineberg will begin his junior season of football at Western Carolina on Sept. 6 at the University of South Florida.The game will be aired live on ESPN 3 at 7 p.m. ESPN 3 is the online platform that ESPN uses to show a host of games that they simply do not have room to air on their major television networks.Wineberg started 10 games for the Catamounts during his freshman season in 2012. The former Husky started seven games at right tackle an...

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ASU finalizes gameday promotions

The Appalachian State Athletic Program has completed its list of gameday promotions for each of the Mountaineer home football games this season, the school announced on Friday.ASU’s first home game on Sept. 6 against Campbell will feature two different promotional activities. This game will mark Heroes Day and Hall of Fame Day. ASU will honor and recognize all U.S. Military personnel and veterans as well as local first responders for their work in keeping the country and comm...

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N.C. boasts top wildlife magazine

When Wildlife in North Carolina, the magazine published by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, was named recently as the nation’s best in its category, it reflected more than accolades as a quality publication.The award also reflected the determination of a dedicated staff to find business sustainability in a rapidly changing marketplace. As the magazine was presented the first-place plaque by the Association for Conservation Information (ACI) on July 10...

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Industrial League Softball begins

Teresa Laws | Jefferson PostThe annual Ashe County Parks and Recreation Industrial Softball League is underway. The Big Sticks team came away with an 11-8 win over Dr. Pepper. Pictured here, James Lefevers pitches the ball for Dr. Pepper.

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Bassett, LMC Volleyball make schedule official

Freshman Elaina Bassett, a former member of the Lady Husky Volleyball Team, and the rest of the Lees-McRae Bobcat players had their 2014 scheduled finalized last week.The Bobcats will open the season on Sept. 5 in Winston-Salem as part of a two-day tournament where they will play four games. After that, the Bobcats stay on the road and travel to the University of South Carolina-Aiken for another two-day tourney, Sept. 12-13. The team will play four games there as well.Le...

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West Jefferson driver wins at Friendship Speedway

Shaun Robinson waited out the rain and the long night to come away with a win in the Renegades feature race last Saturday at Friendship Speedway in Elkin.The race reached its 25-minute time limit after 11 laps and Robinson was the clear winner. This was his fifth victory of the season.Although the win did not come without controversy as opposing drivers protested the win. However, after Robinson’s engine was torn down, everything proved to be completely legal....

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Mountaineers picked seventh in Sun Belt

In its upcoming inaugural season in the Sun Belt Conference, the coaches have picked Appalachian State to finish seventh out of 11 conference teams.The preseason poll was released on Saturday.The Mountaineers are one spot ahead of former Southern Conference rival Georgia Southern. The Mountaineers finished with 47 voting points while GSU had 44.Louisiana-Lafayette picked up every first place vote and is the big favorite to win the conference title.A...

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Future stars enjoy softball camp

Nathan Ham | Jefferson PostSeveral young softball players took part in the Diamond Stars Softball Camp last week at Ashe County High School. Front row, left to right: Lydia Edmonson, Becca Wonsick, Madi Roland, Brooke Vannoy, Skyler Vannoy, Kirklyn Hudler and Kenadie Hudler. Middle row, left to right: Caroline Chambers, Ashley Barnes, Jadon Jones, Jordan Jones, Tori Prichard, Rebecca Yakel, Lora Jones, Ashley Braswell, Savannah Vannoy and Caroline Wainwright. Back row, left to righ...

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