Sports

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.

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.

The Avery High football team has released its football schedule for the upcoming season.

Alexander Central scored three runs in the sixth and then had to hang on to edge Fayetteville Cape Fear 4-3 on Friday night in the first game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.

NC State baseball's Carlos Rodon and Trea Turner were selected in the first round of Thursday night's MLB Draft. Rodon was drafted third overall by the Chicago White Sox and Turner was the No. 13 pick by the San Diego Padres.