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Kendra Yearick has been named the new girls' junior varsity basketball coach at Ashe County High by head coach Laura Foster. Yearick replaces Mark Hudler, who has stepped down after five years.

That's about all you can say about the Hickory Crawdads and their recent hot streak. The Crawdads continued their winning ways Wednesday night. They pounded out five home runs and blasted the West Virginia Power 5-1 at Appalachian Power Park.

Jaylan Barbour, a true freshman ranked among the nation’s top 100 wide receivers in the high-school class of 2014, has enrolled at Appalachian State University and joined the Mountaineers’ football program. Barbour, a 5-10, 165-pounder from Monroe, N.C., signed a National Letter

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Softball Team placed a statewide-high five players on the 2014 NCCSIA College Division All-State First and Second Teams. NCCSIA is the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.

The Lees-McRae women’s soccer team will host nine matches during the 2014 slate, announced head coach Nick Whiting Wednesday afternoon. The three-time defending Conference Carolinas regular season champions look for the rare four-peat behind senior goalie Kaitlyn Briggs (Oviedo, Fla.). Whiting’s squad will consist of