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If the first two games of the season are any indication, the Watauga High baseball team will be walking a tightrope this season. For the second time in three days, the Pioneers squeaked out a close win against an arch-rival in a venue that's been less than hospitable in recent years.

The Appalachian State University softball team took a pair from Charleston Southern on Saturday at the Charleston Southern Invitational. The Mountainners won the opener, 3-2; they took game two 1-0 in a five-inning game that was called due to darkness.

The Southern Conference has announced the pairings for the 2014 Men’s Basketball Tournament, slated to begin Friday (March 7) in Asheville, N.C., at the U.S. Cellular Center.

Western Carolina’s women’s team and Appalachian State’s men’s team lead the field at the conclusion of day one of the 2014 Southern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship.

An anemic offensive showing in the second half and a tough, physical Chattanooga proved to be too much to overcome as Appalachian State University men’s basketball fell by a 63-44 final in its final Southern Conference regular season game on Saturday at McKenzie Arena.