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Travis Demeritte came through in the clutch once again as his two-run double handed Hickory a 3-1, ten-inning win against Augusta Wednesday at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

The Ashe County High boys' soccer team defeated Watauga 3-2 Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams. It was reported that the Huskies defeated WHS for the first time in school history. And according to Ashe County soccer coach Wes Rousseau, the Huskies only tied Watauga in 2009;

The Lees-McRae men’s soccer team climbed Sugar Mountain in Sugar Mountain, N.C., to honor Michael Shope Tuesday afternoon. Shope would have celebrated his 30th birthday. Sugar Mountain is located in the North Carolina High Country and its elevation reaches 5,236 feet and is split along the Eastern Continental Divide.

And the Watauga High football team, which produced eight wins last season (the most in a single season since 2007) is anxiously waiting to face its first test in Friday's season opener in Taylorsville, N.C. against Alexander Central.

Appalachian State University wrestling head coach JohnMark Bentley announced his team’s schedule for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday, highlighted by seven home meets and an intense non-conference schedule.