A swarming defense and clutch free-throw shooting helped Appalachian State University men

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Tennis Team (4-3, 0-1) suffered an 8-1 setback to Newberry (7-4, 3-1) in its South Atlantic Conference opener on Thursday at Cannon Courts. The Wolves entered the match ranked No. 10 in the region.

The Watauga High boys' golf team opened the season with a practice match at the Catawba Country Club in Newton, N.C.

Lees-McRae seniors Layana De Souza and Natalija Cakarevic were named to the Conference Carolinas 2013-2014 Academic Women

The Watauga High baseball team, despite some anxious moments, hung on to beat A.C. Reynolds 8-6 in its season opener Thursday afternoon at Davis Field in Asheville, N.C.