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Appalachian State University women’s soccer midfielder, Merlin Beckwith (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams), was awarded with Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors,

The Lees-McRae men’s soccer team was selected to finish fourth in the Conference Carolinas coaches’ preseason poll, the league office announced Tuesday morning.

The Watauga High girls' tennis team made it three straight to start the 2014 season following a 8-1 win against Ashe County at the WHS Tennis Courts Monday night.

The Carolina Panthers made four roster moves Tuesday to trim their roster to the National Football League required 75-man limit. The Panthers have placed quarterback Matt Blanchard, tight end D.C. Jefferson,

Pitcher Sam Runion, who played at Asheville-Reynolds, has been promoted to Triple A by the Washington Nationals. Runion, who was taken in the second round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Kansas City Royals, is playing with Syracuse in the International League.