Sports

It's been quite a human-interest story for Kansas City Royals reliever Greg Holland. Holland, a native from Morganton, N.C., who graduated from McDowell High School, has been named winner of the inaugural Mariano Rivera Award, which goes to the best reliever in the American League.

Junior Jariliz Cotté cranked out a season-high 19 kills and freshman Madison Martin notched her third 20-dig effort while the Lees-McRae women's volleyball team outlasted Winston-Salem State, 25-23, 15-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-12 in a nonconference tilt Wednesday evening at Whitaker Gymnasium in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Thornton Tortures North Greenville: And she certainly did. Senior Meagan Thornton powered the offense with a goal and an assist, and the Lees-McRae women's soccer team scored twice in an eight-minute span to claim a 2-1 win against North Greenville in Conference Carolinas action Wednesday afternoon at Younts Stadium

Lenoir-Rhyne Women Win Seventh Straight: The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team (11-3-1, 8-1) made it seven victories in a row with a 1-0 shutout win over Catawba (10-5, 5-4) in a South Atlantic Conference match Wednesday afternoon at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.

That's about sums up Friday night's football game at Jack Groce Stadium between Watauga High and Morganton-Patton---two teams going in opposite directions. For