Thursday notebook: Pioneers beat Spartans 3-1
Watauga's girls' soccer team beat South Caldwell 3-1 in a Northwestern Conference showdown Thursday at Jack Groce Stadium.
Hannah Younger scored two goals for the Pioneers. Younger scored the first goal on an assist by Kat Welsh. Younger got her second goal with an assist by Lillie Brady, which put them in front 3-1.
Welsh scored Watauga's other goal, which gave the Pioneers (6-4-3, 4-2-1 NWC) a 2-0 lead.
Watauga goalkeeper Mackenzie Nelson had four saves. Kursten Stang played goalkeeper for the final 14 minutes of the game. She had one save.
Watauga won its third straight game. The Pioneers host Hibriten on Tuesday.
South Caldwell fell to 1-9-0 overall, 0-9-0 in the NWC.
Watauga's junior varsity also beat South Caldwell 3-1 at Jack Groce Stadium. Megan Gottfried scored the first two goals, while Olivia Grimm scored the third, with an assist from Gracie Kleeberger. Olivia Waters assisted Gottfried on the first goal.
Watauga's girls' lacrosse team lost to Lake Norman Charter 14-11 Thursday at Leigh Wallace Field.
Watauga got off to a bad start by falling behind 10-2 by halftime. The Pioneers rallied to outscore Lake Norman Charter 9-4 in the second half, but could not catch up completely.
Taelor Critcher led the Pioneers in scoring with four goals. Courtney Kapral added three goals, while Katie Marks had two goals and an assist.
Ava Moody and Ellie Sloboda each finished with a goal. Moody also had an assist, while Kali Scott had two assists. Addy Kincaid finished with one assist.
Kiersten Henson finished with 12 saves in goal.
Watauga hosts Hough at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
TRACK AND FIELD
Watauga's track and field team placed second to Alexander Central in a meet held at Jack Groce Stadium on Wednesday.
Watauga's boys' team finished with 160.5 points, while Alexander Central won with 172. Crossnore Academy was third with nine points.
Alexander Central's girls' team ran away with 182 points. Watauga was second with 138 and Crossnore Academy.
In the sprint events in the boys' meet, Dallas Trivette led a 1-2-3 finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.46. Zak Horine was second with a 57.65 and Nigh Younger was third with a 58.50.
Justin Hall won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.82 and Zach Styron won the 110-hurdles with a 16.70. Styron added a win in the 300-hurdles with a time of 42.39, which was nearly 10 full seconds in front of second place Evan Gantert of Alexander Central, who ran a 52.25.
In distance running, Avery Pitts led a 1-2-3 finish in the 800-meter run with a 2:12.86. Noah Allain was second with a 2:12.91 and Andrew Crumpler was third with a 2:23.59.
Luke Johnson and Dylan Lewis were 1-2 in the 3,200-meter run. Johnson won with an 11:19.24 and Lewis had an 11:52.44
In field events, T.J. Poulos was second in the triple jump with a leap of 36-51/2. Cody Yates was second in the discus with a toss of 107-4, and Denver Elliott was third with a 103-2.
Hall won the pole vault with a vault of 9-0. Josh Herman was second with a 7-0. No other vaulters participated in the event.
Savannah Randle won the girls' 100-meter dash with a time of 13.43 seconds. She was also second in the 200-dash with a time of 27.27.
Belle Lehmann led a 1-2-3 finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.87. Kennedy Kavanaugh was second with a 19.17 and Olivia Fowler was third with a 20.24.
Kavanaugh won the 300-hurdles with a 53.33. Lehman n was second with a 53.90 and Fowler was third with a 58.99. Olivia Handley was fourth with a 59.91.
In distance running, Darby Middlebrook won the 800-run with a time of 1:30.62.
In field events, Clare Harris was second in the triple jump with a 29-51/2 and was third in the long jump with a 14-61/2. Lehman tied for first in the high jump with a 4-6.
Watauga was the only team to have a pole vaulter enter the event. Savannah Drummonds finished first with a 9-6 and Taylor Drummonds was second with a 9-0. Alison Seramur was third with an 8-0 and Stephanie Pawlyszyn was fourth with a 7-0.