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The Watauga High volleyball team is off to a roaring start. The Pioneers (3-1), who were on a rollercoaster ride for most of last year, have found a level of consistency, at least so far.

The decades long wait for NCAA Division I FBS football to come to Kidd Brewer Stadium ends on Saturday when Appalachian State University football hosts Campbell in the 2014 home opener. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the hiring of Katie Pate as Head Women's Basketball Coach. Pate becomes the 11th head coach in program history. Pate replaces Todd Starkey, who stepped down last week to become an Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Indiana University. Pate returns to Lenoir-Rhyne after

Junior Vada Sherrill of Alexander Central High has been named the 2014 North Carolina Gatorade Softball Player of the Year. Sherrill is the second Alexander Central player to win the Gatorade Award.

Well, you can't win 'em all. Just ask Texas Rangers Double-A prospect Joey Gallo. Gallo, who played for the Hickory Crawdads last season and won the Minor League Baseball Home Run Championship last summer, saw his short reign come to an end. Gallo, who played for the