The fourth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne football team (9-0, 6-0) jumped out to a 25-point advantage and held off a furious rally to defeat No. 16 Carson-Newman (6-2, 4-1), 35-32, Saturday in a South Atlantic Conference showdown at Burke-Tarr Stadium.

In a driving High Country snowstorm, Appalachian State University football put together a second-straight dominating performance and routed visiting Georgia State, 44-0, on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

It's been a tough season for the Avery High football team, to say the least. The Vikings (4-6 overall; 1-4 Western Highlands 1A-2A Conference) suffered a 30-17 loss at Mountain Heritage Friday night.

Kathleen Mansure turned in a second-place finish on Saturday afternoon at the NCHSAA Class 4A state championships at Beeson Park in Kernersville, N.C. Mansure, a

The Ashe County High football team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night, and it was costly. Starmount defeated the Huskies 40-19 in Boonville, N.C. The loss drops Ashe County into a second-place tie with Starmount in the Mountain Valley 1A-2A Athletic Conference, one game behind Elkin.