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Appalachian State University men’s cross country was picked 13th in the annual preseason U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, announced by the office on Monday.

The 2014 season gets underway in the Sun Belt this week with 10 of 11 teams in action. Games will be spread out from Wednesday to Saturday night - with plenty of viewing options for fans.

The Hickory Crawdads wrapped up the home portion of their 2014 schedule with a loss Sunday night. The 'Dads fell to the first place Hagerstown Suns 7-2 in the final game of the year at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The Lees-McRae women’s soccer team was tabbed third in the Conference Carolinas coaches’ preseason poll, the league office announced Monday morning.

Well, Watauga Middle School footbal coach Mark Smith isn't one to sit idly by. No sir, the Wolverines new football coach likes to lead by example.