Sports

It won't be long before the Watauga Middle School football team gets back on the field with its new head coach Mark Smith.

The Ashe County High baseball team had two players named to the Mountain Valley 1A-2A Conference all-conference team. Leading the was was pitcher Joseph Lowder, who led the Huskies with five wins, a

Appalachian State University’s football video staff and the Appalachian IMG Sports Network video crew have both recently earned national accolades for their work in 2013-14.

Bailey Sherrill had two hits and drove in three runs to help lead Alexander Central to a convincing 18-7 victory over Cape Fear on Saturday in the second game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.

The red-hot Hickory Crawdads won their seventh straight game Friday night with a 10-3 win against West Virginia at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Power dropped its fifth consecutive game.