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BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Dylan Cantrell has signed with the Lees-McRae cycling program, announced director and head coach of cycling Tim Hall Monday evening.

Tar Heels Beat UNCG 96-63 In Nonconference Finale....by Aaron Beard....CHAPEL HILL -- North Carolina's final nonconference game revealed little about whether the seventh-ranked Tar Heels are ready to make good on all those preseason predictions that included favorite status in the Atlantic Coast Conference and a No. 1 national ranking.

Johnson's Explosion Fuels Heels...byt Alex Zietlow....CHAPEL HILL—Late in the first half of Carolina’s next-to-last game before conference play begins, Brice Johnson wound up for what would be his second dunk of the game. Midway through the air, just before the 6-10, 230-pound forward rattled the rim, an Appalachian State defender fouled him from behind, foiling his chance to showcase his roar. The exuberant, emotional big man stood still and put on an irritated face, jokingly conveying his frustration for not being able to do his favorite thing: bring the house down.

WHS GIRLS PICK UP FIRST WIN....WEST JEFFERSON, NC - The Watauga High girl's basketball team finally cracked the win column on Monday night with a 33-26 win against West Wilkes in the opening round of the Colvard Oil Holiday Classic.

A pair of football players were recognized by the Winston-Salem Journal on All-Northwest Teams. Watauga High senior Ebaugh, who has made a verbal commitment to attend Elon University next fall, was named honorable mention at linebacker, and senior Mason McNeill of Ashe County was named honorable mention at wide receiver.