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The Watauga High baseball team slipped, stumbled and fell Friday night in its regular-season finale at Pioneer Field. South Caldwell, which clinched the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference championship Thursday night with a 3-0 win against Fred T. Foard, scored three runs in the first inning and defeated WHS 6-2 on Senior Night.

Following consecutive rainouts, the Hickory Crawdads (12-13) finally got on the field Thursday night. And the Crawdads earned a doubleheader split against

At least that's what Watauga High boys' lacrosse couch Brett Green is wondering at the moment. The Pioneers (5-7 overall; 5-3 North Carolina Conference 13) earned a split in its season-finale Thursday night against Freedom at Leigh Wallace Memorial Field.

That's been the story all season. The Watauga High baseball team just keeps finding ways to make mistakes at the most critical times. And that was the case Thursday night as the Pioneers wasted a marvelous pitching performance by senior Jesse Illich (2-2).

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Michael Schlegelmilch has been named the 2014 South Atlantic Conference Men's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete Of The Year, the first