Sports has named Alexander Central High softball coach Monte Sherrill the National Coach of the Year. Sherrill led the Cougars and a 35-0 record and the Class 4A state championship this past season.

Someone found a way, at least for one night, to slow down the Hickory Crawdads. Despite a four-run rally in the eighth inning, the Savannah Sand Gnats hung on to beat the Crawdads 9-7 at L.P. Frans

The Hickory Crawdads celebrated the Fourth of July a day early with a few fireworks of their own. The Crawdads (54-31 overall; 13-2 second half of the South Atlantic League) tossed an explosive combination of solid pitching and two more home runs for a 6-1 win against the West Virginia Power 6-1 at Appalachian Power

The Texas Rangers announced today that Hickory Crawdads center fielder Lewis Brinson has been promoted to the high Class-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, becoming the fourth 'Dad this season to move up

Kendra Yearick has been named the new girls' junior varsity basketball coach at Ashe County High by head coach Laura Foster. Yearick replaces Mark Hudler, who has stepped down after five years.