Sports

♦ North Carolina (19-3, 8-1 ACC) will try to bounce back from its first loss in six weeks when it visits Notre Dame (15-7, 6-4) on Saturday night.

Dobbins Sidelined....BOONE - The new calendar year has been anything but favorable for the Watauga High boy's basketball team.

Cajuns Win Eighth Straight....BOONE, N.C. – Shawn Long scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his 68th career double-double, and the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns held off a second-half rally by Appalachian State to claim an 87-76 victory in a Sun Belt Conference game on Thursday at the Holmes Center.

Playing For A Legend....Some 30 years ago, Sylvia Hatchell applied for a job as the head women’s basketball coach at the University of North Carolina. She was already a two-time national champion head coach at Francis Marion University, but she had a dream of being the head coach at Carolina. The small town, southern girl from Gastonia, North Carolina, walked into

HUNTERSVILLE, NC - Watauga High boy's and girl's swimming coach David Gragg has announced that the Pioneers will have six relay teams and eight individuals competing at the 4A Western Regional Championships Saturday at the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatic Center.