Tough Loss

Ashe County wide receiver Grayson Wells walks off the field after a frustrating first half in the Huskies' 22-13 Mountain Valley Conference loss to Starmount on Saturday night. The loss dropped Ashe to 3-1 in conference play, 6-3 overall, and it second place behind Starmount who is 4-0 in the conference (6-3 overall).

Starmount running back Rashaun Gaither (above) ran all over the Huskies, racking up 193 yards on just 18 carries and two scores.

Ashe quarterback Daniel Waln returned to action for the first time in over a month, but was largely ineffective, completing just 9 passes for 77 yards. Ashe will travel to Wilkesboro this Friday for a conference battle with third ranked Wilkes Central.


Rural Decay...

...often times makes for some beautiful photos. Not so much in this case, but I had been eyeing this barn in Beaver Creek for a couple of weeks and decided to snap a few photos on the way to my brother's Saturday afternoon.

After working my way around the field I found a small shed and chimney tucked below and behind the barn. Looked like neither had been used in many, many years.

A view from the inside looking out...


Pioneer Volleyball

Watauga hitter Chander Butler scores during the Pioneers 3-0 win over Freedom High in the second round of the NC state playoffs.


Youth Football

Watauga Lions QB Nick Kellner (1) tries to escape the tackle of an Ashe County Raiders defender during a game at Cove Creek Elementary School on Saturday.

Lions RB Richard Critcher (30) looks for a hole in the Raiders defense during Saturday's game. Critcher scored the only touchdown for the Lions in their 36-6 loss.


Attack of the One-year-old!

Or rather the almost one-year-old. Addison's first birthday is coming up on the 30th and Josh and Lindsey wanted me to get some shots of her to have up for her party.
She's such a good girl.


Homecoming Blowout

Ashe County slammed the Vikings of North Wilkes 35-7 on Friday night.
Tavin Holman grabs a third quarter touchdown pass from Dalton Lewis.

RB Tatum Lemly
WR Grayson Wells

QB Dalton Lewis

RB Aaron Scott

QB/RB Jaren Holman


Senior Night Volleyball

Senior Kendra Yearick returns a volley during Ashe County's Senior Night game Thursday. Yearick and the Huskies defeated Surry Central in three games.

Senior Annie Hagar celebrates after an Ashe score.

Natasha Faw and Sarah Bumgardner (2), both Seniors, embrace after the Huskies win over Surry Central. Thursday night's match was the last home match of the season.