Pioneers Win Sixth Straight....HICKORY - The Watauga High volleyball team won improved to 6-0 with a 3-0 win, 25-19, 25-21, 25-16, over St. Stephens Monday night in the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference opener for both teams.

'Dads Drop 10 Inn. Pitchers' Duel 2-1....Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads and the Charleston RiverDogs faced on in a classic pitchers' duel Sunday afternoon in the rubber match of their 3-game series. A 1-1 tie in the third inning lasted all the way until the 10th, when the 'Dogs got a hit-and-run, RBI double to break the stalemate and give the 'Dads a 2-1 defeat at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Mountaineers Down Radford, Improve to 3-1....RADFORD, Va. — Despite falling down 1-0 early in the match, Appalachian State University women’s soccer battled back to score two goals to defeat Radford 2-1 on Sunday evening, improving to 3-1 on the season and tying a program-best start (1999).

Jackson Greene and Joey Watson of the Watauga High football team have been named the Special Teams Player of the Week for August 26.

APP STATE POSITION PREVIEW: Defensive Backs....BOONE, N.C. - Tenacity and consistency are just some of the words that describe last season’s Appalachian State Football defensive backs unit.