The Hickory High girls' basketball team won the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference title game Friday night by knocking off Freedom, the No.2 seed in the tournament field on its home floor, 66-41 Friday night in Morganton, N.C. The Red Tornadoes (24-0), ranked No.2 in the Class 3A state poll, also won its 17th consecutive

Blake Johnson and Kyle Ward of the Avery High wrestling team were both eliminated from competition at the Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Appalachian State University women's tennis began its three-match weekend with a 4-3 loss to North Carolina Central on Friday at the NCCU Tennis Courts.

Lees-McRae sophomore Brady Markle smashed a game-high 13 kills and senior Matt Harpenau tallied six block assists while LMC dominated on both sides of the ball in a sweep of Rutgers-Newark, 25-19, 25-21, 25-21, Friday evening at The Golden Dome in Newark, N.J.

Jaylin Davis (McLeansville, N.C./Northeast Guilford) drove in all five Appalachian State University baseball runs but four errors proved too costly for the Mountaineers in their 6-5 loss to No. 6 NC State on Friday