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The Southern Conference’s softball coaches recognized five Appalachian State University student-athletes on its 2014 all-conference teams, the league

Sophomore Will Altemueller was overpowering Monday night as Elkin, the No.5 seed, knocked off Ashe County, the No.4 seed, 8-0 in the opening-round of the Mountain Valley 1A-2A Conference Tournament in West Jefferson, N.C.

Lees-McRae senior field athlete Evan Webb has been named the Conference Carolinas Men’s Field Performer of the Year, the conference announced Monday

Watauga High junior Austin Northern made a strong showing at the NCHSAA Class 4A Western Regional championships on Monday. Northern fired a one-under-par 71 at the Northstone Country Club in Charlotte to make the cut.

The Bears are the fifth seed in the region tournament while the Bulldogs are seeded fourth. The game will be played at Haines & Carolyn Hill Stadium on the