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North Carolina took things from No. 25 Duke all night: The ball. The momentum. And, finally, the Victory Bell. The Tar Heels routed Duke 45-20 on Thursday night with Marquise Williams throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for two more.

The Appalachian State University volleyball team defeated Texas State in its home finale Thursday night. The Mountaineers (20-9, 10-9 Sun Belt) beat the fourth-place Bobcats (19-12, 14-5) in three close sets, taking the third set into extended time, 32-30.

Due a forecast for severe thunderstorms late in the day, Saturday’s football game between Appalachian State and UL Lafayette has been moved up

The Watauga High boys' basketball team opened the season on a positive note by knocking off Alexander Central 62-43 in a non-conference game Thursday night at Lentz-Eggers Gym.

Watauga High baseball coach Pete Hardee has released his schedule for the 2015 season.  The Pioneers, who were 14-14 last season, open the season at Asheville-Reynolds on Tuesday, March