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The Hickory Crawdads welcomed 148,417 fans through the gates at the newly renovated L.P. Frans Stadium in 2014, marking the highest single-season attendance for the 'Dads since 2007.

Five different Lees-McRae women's tennis players found the win column, but the squad fell short against Mars Hill, 5-4, at the LMC Tennis Courts Monday afternoon in Banner Elk, N.C.

The Watauga High volleyball team dropped out of first place in the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference Monday night. The Pioneers (8-3 overall; 4-1 NW3A-4A) were bested by the Red Tornadoes in four sets, 21-25, 25-22, 15-25, 14-25 at Craft Gymnasium in a first-place showdown.

Senior Stanley Broaden (Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley) registered his third career multi-goal game Monday night as the Appalachian State University men’s soccer team defeated Marshall, 2-0. Broaden has a pair of multi-goal games last season against UNC Asheville (September 6) and ETSU (September 26).

Appalachian State University volleyball players Emily Corrigan and Paige Brown earned Sun Belt Players of the Week honors for the third consecutive week, as announced by the league office on Monday.