Sports

• North Carolina is ranked No. 24 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll, falling three spots from No. 21 after losing at top-ranked Kentucky last Saturday.

The Watauga Storm seventh grade boys' travel basketball team went 3-0 on Saturday and won the West Wilkes Whirlies Winter Warm-Up Championship in Millers Creek, N.C. In the first game of the tournament, the Storm, utilizing a full court press and impressive ball movement, beating the Alexander Cougars 44-28. They followed up

Ashe County High Athletic Director Marc Payne has released the pairings for the Colvard Oil Holiday Classic December 29-30 in West Jefferson, N.C. The match up are

The Appalachian State University womens' basketball team, fell to No.6 North Carolina on Sunday afternoon, 84-52, in Carmichael Arena. The Mountaineers (3-4) trailed

The Hickory Metro Sports Commission has announced the pairings for the 28th annual Dick's Sporting Goods Catawba Valley Classic High School Basketball tournament