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Appalachian State University baseball committed five errors that led to five unearned runs in a 7-0 loss to No. 6 NC State on Saturday afternoon at Doak Field.

At least right now, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released a rough draft of the state playoffs brackets. The state playoffs begin Monday. And for the Watauga High boys' basketball team (17-9), the No.1 seed among the Class 4A schools in the Northwestern

Blake Johnson and Kyle Ward of the Avery High wrestling team were both eliminated from competition at the Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Hickory High girls' basketball team won the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference title game Friday night by knocking off Freedom, the No.2 seed in the tournament field on its home floor, 66-41 Friday night in Morganton, N.C. The Red Tornadoes (24-0), ranked No.2 in the Class 3A state poll, also won its 17th consecutive

Lees-McRae sophomore Brady Markle smashed a game-high 13 kills and senior Matt Harpenau tallied six block assists while LMC dominated on both sides of the ball in a sweep of Rutgers-Newark, 25-19, 25-21, 25-21, Friday evening at The Golden Dome in Newark, N.J.