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The North Carolina High School Athletic Association state playoffs officially got underway Tuesday night....

Appalachian State University baseball strung together five-straight hits and scored four runs with two outs in the top of the 10th inning to defeat East Tennessee State, 9-5, on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at Thomas Stadium.

What a difference a day makes. The Hickory Crawdads (16-21), who put up season highs in runs and hits Monday night, had the tables reversed on them Tuesday afternoon.

Freshman Kim Robinson of Milligan College, an NAIA school in Johnson City, TN., and a member of the Appalachian Athletic Conference, put up some impressive numbers in her first collegiate season.

Six Lees-McRae Track & Field student-athletes were named to the Division II Southeast All-Region Track & Field team for their 2014 success, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced late Monday evening.