Sports

ROME-Nomar Mazara was on fire Friday night as the Hickory Crawdads defeated the Rome Braves 4-2 at State Mutual Stadium. Mazara belted his tenth home run of the year and drove in three runs as the Crawdads (43-28 overall; 2-0 in the second half of the South Atlantic League season), riding a five-game winning streak, have

The Region 7 baseball team won its second consecutive game Friday night by knocking off Region 8 7-1 in the Junior/Senior High School Baseball Showcase at UNC-Charlotte at the North Carolina Powerade State

The Ashe County High girls' soccer team placed six players on the Mountain Valley 1A-2A All-Conference Team. The Lady Huskies, who won the MV1A-2AC regular-season title, also had two players named Honorable Mention.

The West girls put together a dominant performance in their opening game of the North Carolina Powerade State Games in Charlotte, N.C. The West knocked off the North 4-0 on Friday morning at the Queens Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park.

ROME-The Hickory Crawdads began the second half of the South Atlantic League season in much the same way that they ended the first half by pulling out another win. The Crawdads (42-28; 1-0) won their 16th game in 17 tries by knocking off the Rome Braves 8-3 Thursday night at State Mutual Stadium.