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Freshman Phil Kmetz rode his way to two national championships and the Lees-McRae cycling program grabbed fifth in the omnium while the squads participated at the USA Cycling Collegiate National Mountain Bike Championships over the weekend on Beech Mountain in Beech Mountain, N.C.

Three teams in the top eight of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coaches Poll last week fell in upsets on Saturday, all on the road to unranked opponents. In all, six ranked teams were upset by unranked opponents last week, while the lower ranked team won both matchups of top 25 teams.

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Jarrod Spears has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Football Offensive Player Of The Week, league officials announced this afternoon.

Two Sun Belt teams remain undefeated in league play as Georgia Southern and UL Lafayette each improved their league records this past week.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released its playoff brackets for boys' soccer. In Class 4A, the Watauga High boys' soccer team (7-11-2), the No. 1 seed from the Northwestern 3A-4A