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WASHINGTON -- Seventh-ranked North Carolina was shooting so well that arena workers had to replace the fraying net at one end of the floor at halftime. In the second half, the Tar Heels gave the other net a workout.

LENOIR, NC - The Ashe County High baseball team continues its impeccable run with a 5-4 win against Hibriten on Wednesday night.

Castle Big Day Can't Save Pioneers....MARION, NC - Despite a big day at the dish from Hamilton Castle, who was 3-for-5, the Watauga High baseball team dropped a 9-3 decision to McDowell on Thursday in a non-conference game.

Dejournette Wins SoCon Wrestler of the Month....SPARTANBURG, S.C. — SoCon heavyweight champion Denzel Dejournette (Winston-Salem, N.C./R. J. Reynolds) was named Southern Conference Wrestling Athlete of the Month for February, the league office announced on Thursday.

BOONE - Watauga High senior Caleb Bryson was named second team All-District 11 by the North Carolina Coaches Association on Thursday.