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The Freedom High girls' basketball team captured the silver medal at the North Carolina Powerade State Games in Charlotte, N.C., in the High School Girls' Basketball Showcase.

Remember that old cliche', "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." Well, Ronald Guzman of the Hickory Crawdads did just that. And he tried, and tried, and tried before all that effort finally paid off.

Both Charlotte-Ardrey Kell and the Weddington girls advanced to the semi-finals of the North Carolina Powerade State Games High School Basketball Tournament Saturday.

The Hickory Crawdads just keep finding different ways to win. On Saturday, they scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Greenville Drive 5-4 at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Five former Appalachian State University student-athletes have been selected for induction into the Appalachian State Athletics Hall of Fame, Appalachian State’s Former Athletes Association announced on