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BOONE - The Watauga High girl's basketball team staged a furious second-half rally, but the Pioneers came up short in a 48-46 loss to Alexander Central in the season opener for both teams at Lentz-Eggers Gym.

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University has notified the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Committee on Infractions of its acceptance of penalties for a rules violation committed by a former football assistant coach.

The Watauga High boy's and girl's basketball teams both took it on the chin Tuesday night against Alexander Central at Lentz-Eggers Gym....

LAHAINA, HAWAI'I—North Carolina has won the Maui Invitational three times, championships that were a springboard to two national titles and a trip to the Final Four.

Laura Berry makes her head-coaching debut with the Pioneers tonight; Tar Heels take on Oklahoma State in Maui; Hurricanes place Laack on injured reserve....