Sports

Appalachian State University football's Nov. 8 home game versus UL-Monroe will kick off at 3:30 p.m., Appalachian State athletics and the Sun Belt Conference announced on Saturday.

The Avery High football team got back on the winning track Friday night with a 17-0 win against Madison at MacDonald Stadium in Newland, N.C.

Mountaineers Fall in Five Sets: The Appalachian State University volleyball team fell in a five-set heartbreaker Friday night to Arkansas State, 20-25, 23-25, 25-22, 27-25, 12-15.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Swimming Teams competed Friday afternoon against Pfeiffer and Converse at Merner Pool. The men's team lost to Pfeiffer (164-88) while the women's team fell to both Pfeiffer (157-83) and Converse (125-115).

Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich has been preaching that since he took over as head coach last season. And Friday night, WHS sophomore Evan Suggs did exactly what his coach ordered.