Sports

After recording the program’s first punt return for a touchdown in more than eight years, Appalachian State University football’s Bobo Beathard (Haymarket, Va./Battlefield) has been named both the Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week and the College Football Performance

New Hampshire claimed the top spot in the final regular season Football Coaches Subdivision (FCS) Coaches Poll. The Wildcats finished 10-1 this season and earned the No. 1 seed in the FCS Playoffs.

Junior Bobo Beathard of the Appalachian State University football team has earned co-Special Team Player of the Week honors in the Sun Belt Conference.

Former Watauga High distance runner Hannah Barbour really came into her own at the end of the cross country season this fall.

The Holidays are back, with the Hickory Crawdads once again helping to bring in the season by participating in a dozen different area Holiday parades.