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Sophomore Will Altemueller was overpowering Monday night as Elkin, the No.5 seed, knocked off Ashe County, the No.4 seed, 8-0 in the opening-round of the Mountain Valley 1A-2A Conference Tournament in West Jefferson, N.C.

Watauga High junior Austin Northern made a strong showing at the NCHSAA Class 4A Western Regional championships on Monday. Northern fired a one-under-par 71 at the Northstone Country Club in Charlotte to make the cut.

The Bears are the fifth seed in the region tournament while the Bulldogs are seeded fourth. The game will be played at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium on the

Lees-McRae senior field athlete Evan Webb has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Field Performer of the Year, the conference announced Monday

Tyler Danish found a way to shut Hickory down Sunday night in a 3-1 win at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.