Sports

The Watauga High boys' lacrosse team was eliminated in the second-round of the NCHSAA Class 4A state playoffs Friday night. Southwest Guilford (15-5) defeated WHS 14-3 Friday night at Leigh Wallace Memorial Field.

The Hickory Crawdads received a solid pitching performance from Kelvin Vasquez and another good night at the plate by surging outfielder Nomar Mazara Friday night, but those efforts fell short as the 'Dads (14-19) fell to the first-place Hagerstown 5-2 at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Samford University scored five runs in both the second and third innings and went on to beat Appalachian State 16-10 Friday night at J.L. Griffin Field.

We’ve all seen the Sports Illustrated cover of him running past a Michigan defender in one of college football’s greatest upsets. We watched him time and time again as he hauled in touchdown catches during Appalachian State’s string of three-straight NCAA Division I FCS National Championships

Just ask Watauga High baseball coach Pete Hardee and the rest of the Pioneers. Following an inconsistent regular-season, the Pioneers (13-13) were hardly considered a serious threat to win the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference Tournament championship.