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The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team (24-6) fell to Wingate (24-5), 77-73, in the championship game of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament Sunday afternoon at Timmons Arena.

Fifth-seeded Western Carolina will head to the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship final after a thrilling 99-97 win over No. 1 seed Davidson in overtime in Sunday’s first semifinal at the U.S. Cellular Center. The Catamounts overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to get the victory, with Trey Sumler hitting a

Appalachian State University played its best baseball of the season in all phases of the game on Saturday afternoon and swept a doubleheader from UNC Asheville, 9-2 and 7-2, at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium.

Hickory High junior guard Yazmen Hannah stepped up big Saturday afternoon as the Red Tornadoes (29-0) marched their way to the Class 3A state title game by knocking off Canton-Pisgah 66-57 in the NCHSAA Class 3A Western Regional finals at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.

The Appalachian State University softball team got back to work on Saturday following Friday's rain out. And the Apps (6-12) earned a split on the day for their efforts. In game one, they lost to Jacksonville State, 5-0; they rebounded and knocked off Bryant in the nightcap, 4-1.