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Mitchell Names Coach To Head Women’s Basketball Program

        BAKERSVILLE—One of the top athletes in Mitchell High School history is returning to her alma mater as the women’s basketball coach.

        Emily Paffrath-Hyatte, who led Mitchell to a North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A championship in 2003 as a player, will head the program. She replaces Dawn Lowe, who retired after nine seasons at the helm.

        Paffrath-Hyatte played collegiately at Wingate, scoring over 1,000 points during her career, and previously coached for two years at Madison.