Sports

Pioneers Release 2016-17 Schedule....BOONE - Watauga High boy's basketball coach Rob Sanders has released his schedule for next season.

Ninth-Inning Walks Doom App State....TROY, Al. — The Appalachian State University baseball team simply gave one away on Sunday afternoon.

CHAPEL HILL --- Virginia Tech scored twice in the ninth and held on to take a 4-3 win over No. 11 North Carolina Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. After a Tyler Ramirez home run, Carolina loaded the bases with two outs before Cole Kragel got Eli Sutherland to foul out to end it. Phil Sciretta had three hits to lead the Hokies, who snapped a 17-game losing streak with the victory.

Kannapolis, NC - The Kannapolis Intimidators avoided the four-game sweep Sunday night by clobbering Hickory 10-3 at Intimidators Stadium.

The Colorado Rockies have not assigned former Appalachian State University pitcher Ryan Arrowood as of April 7. Arrowood, a member of the Albuquerque Isotopes in the Class AAA Pacific Coast League and the Hartford Yard Goats of the Class AA Eastern League last summer, was 2-3 with a 5.92 earned-run-average.