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Lees-McRae sophomore Brady Markle notched a match-high 23 kills while senior Efrain Negron impressed defensively with 13 digs, but LMC fell to an emotionally-charged King squad, 25-22, 18-25, 22-25, 19-25, in Conference Carolinas men's volleyball action Wednesday evening at the Student Center in Bristol, Tenn.

The Appalachian State University softball team knocked off North Carolina Central 5-1 onWednesday in Durham, N.C. The Mountaineers (12-16) opened up a 3-0 lead and coasted home thanks to the brilliant pitching of Alissa Schoelkopf and Sydney Laws.

Well right now, that's up in the air, but it could soon become reality. There are reports that Bobby Lutz, an associate head basketball coach at North Carolina State and a former coach of the University of Charlotte, has emerged as the leading candidate to become Appalachian State’s next head coach.

Freshman right-hander Kimberly Robinson became the first Milligan College pitcher to throw a perfect game since 1998 when she retired all 21 batters she faced in game one of an AAC doubleheader at Virginia Intermont College on Wednesday.

The Hickory Crawdads, South Atlantic League affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have announced their 2014 Opening Day Roster, with nine top 30 prospects highlighting the squad.