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That best describes Watauga High cross Country assistant coach Peyton Hoyal. Hoyal and 11 of his friends from western North Carolina, competed in the Blue Ridge Relay Friday and Saturday.

And the beat just goes on for the Watauga High volleyball team. The Pioneers, who has struggled the last two years, have turned their fortunes around in a big way.

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Briana Gottberg has been named the South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Specialist Of The Week, league officials announced today. The award is sponsored by AstroTurf. Gottberg is the first weekly winner for the 2014 season.

North Dakota State remained the No. 1 team in the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Poll this week. The Bison were nearly a unanimous No. 1 selection, receiving 25 of the 26 first-place votes after extending their FCS-record winning streak to 26 games.

Appalachian State University volleyball continues their accomplishments as Emily Corrigan and Paige Brown were named Sun Belt Players of the Week for the second-straight week. Both players had huge roles in the Mountaineer's successful week as they defeated Gardner-Webb, Cincinnati,