Two High Country Soccer Association travel teams finished up strong seasons recently, which included several athletes from Ashe County Middle School and Ashe County High School.
The Under-14 girls finished up the year with a record of 7-0-4 and took first place in the Classic Second Division. The team beat other travel teams from Raleigh, Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. With the division championship, the team will now move up to play in the Classic First Division next season. The girls’ team featured four Ashe County players, Valerie Keys, Becca Bowers, Brooke Bingham and Natalie Harless.
The Under-16 boys’ team had plenty of success this season to brag about. The team, coached by Wayne Cable, finished the year with a 5-3-2 record and are preparing for the State Cup, a season ending championship tournament that puts the best of the best against each other. Ashe County was represented by several athletes including Trent Pruitt, Cesar Ruiz, Miguel Ramos, Alexis Ramos, Frank Ledezma and Luis Ramos.
Coming up later this month, tryouts will be held for the 2012-2013 Avalanche teams. The tryouts will take place at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex in Boone. For more information, call Kiki Wallace, Director of Coaching, at (828) 406-5994 or email him at email@example.com.
The HCSA is a member of the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association with its main purpose being to promote youth soccer in the High Country, as well as teach and develop skills to make players the best that they can be. The team features members from several High Country counties including Ashe, Avery, Watauga, Caldwell and Wilkes.