Sports

After the first day of the 2014 Southern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Samford sits atop the rankings, as the Bulldog men finished with 59 points and the women finished with 62.5 to take first place heading into the final day of competition.

Lees-McRae senior Evan Webb cruised to a victory in the pole vault while freshman Joshua Godwin finished fifth in the men’s shot put on day two of the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday in Banner Elk, N.C.

Lees-McRae freshman Sarah Stallings and sophomore Sadie Lagle turned in multi-hit games in the opener of the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament, but LMC fell 3-1 to No. 1 Limestone, but bounced back and survived a late scare to boot No. 3 North Greenville with a 4-3 victory on Friday at Springwood Park in Burlington,

Watauga High baseball coach Pete Hardee has announced that today’s championship game in the Tarboro Easter Classic between the Pioneers and Southampton Academy (Va.) will start at 1 p.m. today at Municipal Stadium.

The Hickory Crawdads awoke from their slumber and exploded for a season high in runs and hits as they clobbered Greensboro 11-4 Friday night at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads (10-11) snapped a three-game losing streak with the win.