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Lenoir-Rhyne University's Jarrod Spears has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Football Offensive Player Of The Week, league officials announced this afternoon.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released its playoff brackets for boys' soccer. In Class 4A, the Watauga High boys' soccer team (7-11-2), the No. 1 seed from the Northwestern 3A-4A

The Ashe County High football team won its eighth consecutive game Friday night with a 54-0 drubbing of West Wilkes in West Jefferson on Senior Night.

The Northwesern 3A-4A Conference has released its all-conference teams in girls' tennis and volleyball. WHS was well represented on both teams.

Madison Bumgarner has been, without question, the best pitcher in baseball, especially in the playoffs. The left hander from South Caldwell High School continued his dominance Sunday night as he tossed a complete-game, 5-0 shutout against the Kansas City Royals in game five of the World Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA.