Sports

Appalachian State University volleyball defeated Gardner-Webb on Tuesday night after falling in the first set and coming back to win three-straight with scores of 19-25, 25-15, 28-26 and 25-22.

The Watauga High volleyball team is off to a roaring start. The Pioneers (3-1), who were on a rollercoaster ride for most of last year, have found a level of consistency, at least so far.

Junior Vada Sherrill of Alexander Central High has been named the 2014 North Carolina Gatorade Softball Player of the Year. Sherrill is the second Alexander Central player to win the Gatorade Award.

The decades long wait for NCAA Division I FBS football to come to Kidd Brewer Stadium ends on Saturday when Appalachian State University football hosts Campbell in the 2014 home opener. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the hiring of Katie Pate as Head Women's Basketball Coach. Pate becomes the 11th head coach in program history. Pate replaces Todd Starkey, who stepped down last week to become an Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Indiana University. Pate returns to Lenoir-Rhyne after