Sports

The Ashe County High football team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night, and it was costly. Starmount defeated the Huskies 40-19 in Boonville, N.C. The loss drops Ashe County into a second-place tie with Starmount in the Mountain Valley 1A-2A Athletic Conference, one game behind Elkin.

The Appalachian State University field hockey team battled the elements on a cold, rainy day to come out on top of of Longwood University, 1-0. The Mountaineers improved to 5-13 on the season.

Aggressive Offense Powers Women's Volleyball Past Mount Olive: The Lees-McRae women's volleyball team offense played at a .310 clip or better in two sets, and sophomore Avalon Liscio cranked out a match-high 14 kills in a 25-18, 25-22, 18-25, 26-24 win over Mount Olive in a Conference Carolinas match at Kornegay

Lenoir-Rhyne University juniors Brianna Belsky and Casey Marlin have been named to the 2014 Capital One CoSIDA NCAA Division II Academic All-District III Women's Soccer Team.

Any ideas the Hickory High football team might have had about pulling off a huge upset Friday night were dashed by Watauga in the seconmd quarter. Leading 10-6,