Sports

The Appalachian State University softball team coughed up 12 runs in the second inning and lost to Alabama-Birmingham 20-9 in its season opener Friday afternoon.

Sophomore John Sobel amassed 11 kills, marking his third double-digit effort this season, but the Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team fell to Conference Carolinas

Remember that old Motown tune by Sam and Dave? Well, it's also a great reflection of the Watauga High boys' basketball team. The Pioneers (15-6 overall; 8-4

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Jazmine Charles has been named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District III Women's Basketball First Team for NCAA Division

Watauga High senior Clare Harris took matters into her own hands Friday night. Harris, who has emerged as WHS' best player in the last five games, ignited an 11-point run in the fourth quarter as the Pioneers knocked off Patton 56-49 at Lentz-Eggers Gym.