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High school volleyball: Watauga at West Rowan, 4 p.m.

Staff report

Watauga Pioneers

Time: Saturday, 4 p.m., No. 4 Watauga at No. 1 West Rowan (27-0)

Round: 3A regional semifinal

Watauga’s record: 26-0

Watauga’s playoff wins: Statesville, Robinson, Cox Mill (all sweeps, all at home)

Watauga coach Kris Hagaman: She teaches kindergarten and has 5 kids of her own.

The team: Lots of seniors, who have been very good for a while. They’re 98-6 over the last four seasons. Watauga also made it to this round in 2018.

Players to watch: 5-foot-9 senior outside hitter Rebekah Farthing (No. 6) is committed to Georgia Southern and had 12 kills against Cox Mill. 5-9 senior outside hitter Brooke Byrd (No. 7) had 15 kills against Cox Mill. Als0 5-8 sophomore setter Brelyn Sturgill (No. 1), 5-11 senior middle blocker Tegan Allen (No. 20) and 5-4 senior Chloe Baldwin (No. 3), who leads the team in digs.

 

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