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.

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.

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University football’s heart-stopping 31-29 win over Ohio in last Saturday’s Raycom Media Camellia Bowl was a hit for ESPN.

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.

Georgia Southern Runs Past Bowling Green, 58-27....By Marc Gignac....MOBILE, Ala. – Quarterback Favian Upshaw ran for a career-high 199 yards and four touchdowns, and Georgia Southern scored 35 unanswered points and rushed for 452 yards to power past Bowling Green, 58-27, in the GoDaddy Bowl Wednesday night in Ladd-Peebles Stadium.