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And the Watauga High football team, which produced eight wins last season (the most in a single season since 2007) is anxiously waiting to face its first test in Friday's season opener in Taylorsville, N.C. against Alexander Central.

The Lees-McRae men’s soccer team climbed Sugar Mountain in Sugar Mountain, N.C., to honor Michael Shope Tuesday afternoon. Shope would have celebrated his 30th birthday. Sugar Mountain is located in the North Carolina High Country and its elevation reaches 5,236 feet and is split along the Eastern Continental Divide.

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Soccer Team, the four-time defending league regular season champions, was voted second in the 2014 South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.

Appalachian State University wrestling head coach JohnMark Bentley announced his team’s schedule for the 2014-15 season on Wednesday, highlighted by seven home meets and an intense non-conference schedule.

Former Hickory High boys' basketball coach Shawn Johnson had his bond revoked on Monday because court officials said Johnson violated the court orders when he attended multiple recreational events