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Appalachian State University softball began the Charleston Southern Invitational at 9 a.m. with the first game of the day against the Eastern Illinois Panthers and would fall 2-1. In the second game of the morning, App State would challenge the Colgate Raiders and win 3-2 on a walk-off sac-fly.

Any thoughts the Watauga High boys' basketball team had about pulling off a huge upset were squashed immediately on Friday night. Greensboro-Page (27-2), the No.1 seed in the West, blasted WHS 102-64 in Greensboro, N.C., in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 4A sectional championship game. The

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Tennis Team (4-3, 0-1) suffered an 8-1 setback to Newberry (7-4, 3-1) in its South Atlantic Conference opener on Thursday at Cannon Courts. The Wolves entered the match ranked No. 10 in the region.

A swarming defense and clutch free-throw shooting helped Appalachian State University men’s basketball to a 63-57 road win over Samford in Southern Conference action on Thursday at the Pete Hanna Center.

Lees-McRae seniors Layana De Souza and Natalija Cakarevic were named to the Conference Carolinas 2013-2014 Academic Women’s Basketball All-Conference team, the conference office announced Thursday afternoon.