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Five teams who advanced to either NCAA Regionals or Super Regionals last season, including a home series at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium with UL Lafayette who advanced to the NCAA Women’s

The Fred T. Foard High boys' soccer team nailed down the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference championship Wednesday night with a 4-0 win against Hibriten.

Junior Jariliz Cotté cranked out a season-high 19 kills and freshman Madison Martin notched her third 20-dig effort while the Lees-McRae women's volleyball team outlasted Winston-Salem State, 25-23, 15-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-12 in a nonconference tilt Wednesday evening at Whitaker Gymnasium in Winston-Salem, N.C.

It's been quite a human-interest story for Kansas City Royals reliever Greg Holland. Holland, a native from Morganton, N.C., who graduated from McDowell High School, has been named winner of the inaugural Mariano Rivera Award, which goes to the best reliever in the American League.

Lenoir-Rhyne Women Win Seventh Straight: The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team (11-3-1, 8-1) made it seven victories in a row with a 1-0 shutout win over Catawba (10-5, 5-4) in a South Atlantic Conference match Wednesday afternoon at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.