WHS JVs Win NWC Opener....BOONE - The Watauga High junior varsity football team knocked off St. Stephens 47-28 Thursday night at Jack Groce Stadium in the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference opener for both teams.

ST. STEPHENS, NC - The Watuaga High football team has put up some impressive numbers to start the season. And the Pioneers, who open Northwestern 3A-4A Conference play Friday night on the road at St. Stephens, have been explosive on offense, to say the least.

NEW ORLEANS  – For the second time this season, Appalachian State University’s Tristin Van Ord (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) was named Sun Belt Conference Runner of the Week by the league’s coaches on Thursday. This honor comes after Van Ord’s first-place finish at the Mountains to Sea Duals meet held in Boone.

BOONE - The Optimist Club of Boone will honor two trend setters on Saturday.

ESPN is reporting that the University of Miami could not confirm allegations made by a member of the Appalachian State color guard that Miami football players made inappropriate physical contact with several members of her group when they ran onto the field for their game against the Mountaineers last Saturday.