Sports

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's and Men's Cross Country Teams were picked to finish fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 2014 South Atlantic Conference Coaches Preseason Poll.

Appalachian State University softball head coach Janice Savage has announced the 2014 fall schedule. The Mountaineers will play four games in Boone at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium and four games on the road.

Well, it didn't take long for Watauga High girls' tennis coach Robin Ebaugh to make her mark.

The Hickory Metro Sports Commission hosted the 2014 Great Smokies Shootout basketball tournament over Memorial Day Weekend. More than 150 youth basketball teams from seven states and 1500 players participated in the 2014 event, which was held in Hickory for the fourth year in row.

The Watauga High boys soccer team bounced back from Tuesday's tough loss at Ashe County and walloped McDowell 5-0 in its home opener at Jack Groce Stadium.