Sports

NEW ORLEANS - Two big performances and a 2-0 finish last week over Georgia Southern and Georgia State propelled Appalachian State University women’s basketball guard Joi Jones (Duluth, Ga./Duluth) to being named the Sun Belt Conference’s Student-Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS - Former Appalachian State University defensive end Ronald Blair made quite an impression on Sunday at the National Football League Combine.

CHAPEL HILL --- Eli Sutherland's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth gave No. 10 North Carolina its third consecutive walk-off win as the Tar Heels rallied past No. 11 Oklahoma State 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. The victory capped Carolina's first sweep of a ranked opponent since taking three at No. 23 Virginia in 2012.

Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads 24-hour, Leap Day ticket sale is now available, with fans able to buy $2.90 tickets to any of the 'Dads seven Opening Week games.

LMC Softball Uses Late-Inning Magic to Earn Split at Coker Spring Tournament....HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae softball team cranked out three home rus in game one despite losing 6-5 to Bloomsburg before using five runs in the seventh to defeat Coker, 5-4, in game two at the Coker Spring Tournament Sunday at Byerly park in Hartsville, S.C.