Sports

The Watauga High boys' tennis team captured its 19th conference championship in the last 21 years (1994-2012, 2014) with a 9-0 win against Freedom Thursday at the WHS Tennis Courts on Senior Day.

The Hickory Crawdads christened their newly-renovated Crawdads Stadium in dramatic fashion Thursday night as they rallied for a 6-5 walk-off win over the Asheville Tourists.

Appalachian State University men's track and field wrapped up the Carolina Cup on Thursday, posting 16 top-three finishes. Samuel Allen led the high jumpers, finishing first in the event after clearing a height of 6-6.75, a new personal record. Phillip Thomas was first for the Mountaineers and fifth-overall, posting a mark of

Women's Tennis Cruises Past Belmont Abbey, 8-1.....A quartet of LMC women's tennis players notched two wins each while cruising to an 8-1 win against Belmont Abbey in Conference Carolinas play Thursday afternoon at the LMC Tennis Courts in Banner Elk, N.C.

Mackenzie LaSure picked up a three-set win at No. 2 singles to earn the match-deciding point as Appalachian State University women’s tennis topped Gardner-Webb, 4-3, in its final regular-season match of the season.