Sports

Now We’re Talking....By Lee Pace....Mitch Trubisky had been prodded and pricked all week—his footwork, his eyes, his patience, his field vision, his touch. He knew there was nothing wrong and his coaches did as well. But he just hadn’t quite proven it the week before against Georgia in the Tar Heels’ season opening loss on the bright stage of national TV and in a Georgia Dome chocked to the rafters with ravenous Bulldog fans.

Pioneers' Streak Snapped At Nine Straight....PFAFFTOWN, NC - Well, you can't win them all. The Watauga High volleyball team finally suffered its first setback of the season on Saturday in the second match of a tri-match at Reagan High School.

BOONE, N.C – Marcus Cox started the “Whiteout” white hot and the Appalachian State defense did the rest. Cox rushed for three first-half touchdowns, and the Appalachian State defense held Old Dominion to a lone second-quarter touchdown in the Apps’ home opener on Saturday in front of 23,374 fans at The Rock.

Eagles Opens Sun Belt Conference Play with 24-9 win over South Alabama....MOBILE, Ala. – The Georgia Southern defense held its opponent out of the end zone for the second consecutive week, and Favian Upshaw accounted for 235 total yards of offense as the Eagles opened Sun Belt play with a 24-9 win over South Alabama Saturday night at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

FRIDAY'S SCORES....

HIBRITEN 64, ASHE COUNTY 14
MAIDEN 43, ST. STEPHENS 10
GASTONIA-HUSS 47, HICKORY 27