Sports

BANNER ELK - The Lees-McRae Bobcats will be hosting the 2016 Conference Carolinas Track and Field Outdoor Championships on April 29 and 30 in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

Hickory, NC - It took 17 innings and nearly five hours, but the Hickory Crawdads outlasted the Greenville Drive 5-4 Wednesday afternoon at L.P. Fran Stadium.

IT AIN'T OVER UNTIL ITS OVER....BOONE - A true statement indeed. The Watauga High baseball team scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth and defeated Ashe County 11-10 in eight innings at Pioneer Field.

No. 13 Tar Heels Roll Past W&M, 17-2....CHAPEL HILL --- Brandon Riley drove in four runs and No. 13 North Carolina matched its season high with 17 runs in a 17-2 win over William & Mary Wednesday night at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels hit double figures in runs for the 14th time this year and improved to 17-3 in non-conference games with the victory. Cole Aker worked two scoreless innings out of the bullpen to pick up his third win.

Pioneers Clinch Tie for NWC Title....LENIOR, NC - The Watauga High boy's tennis team staved off one of its toughest tests of the year by knocking off Hibriten 5-4 Tuesday afternoon.