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Bears Split Season-Opening Doubleheader....Asheboro, N.C. - The Lenoir-Rhyne baseball team (1-1) opened the 2016 season with a doubleheader split with Barton (1-1) Tuesday afternoon at McCrary Park. The Bears won the first game by a 5-2 score while the Bulldogs took the nightcap, 6-1.

MARSHALL, NC - The Avery High boy's basketball team won its 37 straight game in the Western Highlands 1A-2A Conference by blasting Madison 78-40 Tuesday night.

NEW ORLEANS – UL Lafayette was pegged as the Sun Belt Conference favorite to win this year’s baseball crown, the league office announced on Tuesday after a vote of the conference's 11 head coaches while South Alabama’s duo of Cole Billingsley and Kevin Hill were tabbed by the coaches as the 2016 Sun Belt Conference Preseason Student-Athlete and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.

Darner, McClure Rally Pioneers Past Hibriten....LENIOR, NC - Tuesday night's Northwestern 3A-4A Conference game between the Watauga High girl's basketball team and Hibriten was a tale of two different halves.

BOONE - Mark Smith, who led the Watauga Middle School football team to a pair of Northwestern Conference championships the last two years, resigned on Monday.