Lees-McRae freshman Valerie Hickey notched two singles in a five-run fifth of game two while LMC earned a split against Millersville, 0-10 and 6-3, in nonconference softball action Thursday afternoon at LMC Softball Field in Banner Elk, N.C.

The Watuaga High girls' soccer team knocked off Freedom 1-0 in its Northwestern 3A/4A Conference opener Thursday night. And the Pioneers (5-0-2 overall; 1-0 NW3A/4A) also registered their sixth shutout of the season. The Pioneers have only given up one goal all year---in a 2-1 win against Forbush on March 11.

The Watauga High boys' and girls' track teams competed in a Northwestern 3A/4A Conference quad meet Wednesday at Fred T. Foard in Newton, N.C.

Junior Dominic Parisi and red-shirt freshman Dylan Cottrell of the Apppalachian State University wrestling team were elminiated on Thursday in the opening-round of the 2014 Division I NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City, OK.

The North Carolina Powerade State Games will be held in Charlotte this summer. The game will move to the Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Cary) in 2015-16, to the Triad (Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point) in