Sports

The Ashe County High boys' golf team turned in a fifth-place finish at the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference championships at the Mountain Aire Golf Course in West Jefferson, N.C.

The Watauga High boys' tennis team captured its 19th conference championship in the last 21 years (1994-2012, 2014) with a 9-0 win against Freedom Thursday at the WHS Tennis Courts on Senior Day.

Women's Tennis Cruises Past Belmont Abbey, 8-1.....A quartet of LMC women's tennis players notched two wins each while cruising to an 8-1 win against Belmont Abbey in Conference Carolinas play Thursday afternoon at the LMC Tennis Courts in Banner Elk, N.C.

The Hickory Crawdads christened their newly-renovated Crawdads Stadium in dramatic fashion Thursday night as they rallied for a 6-5 walk-off win over the Asheville Tourists.

Appalachian State University men's track and field wrapped up the Carolina Cup on Thursday, posting 16 top-three finishes. Samuel Allen led the high jumpers, finishing first in the event after clearing a height of 6-6.75, a new personal record. Phillip Thomas was first for the Mountaineers and fifth-overall, posting a mark of