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Junior Vada Sherrill of Alexander Central High has been named the 2014 North Carolina Gatorade Softball Player of the Year. Sherrill is the second Alexander Central player to win the Gatorade Award.

Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the hiring of Katie Pate as Head Women's Basketball Coach. Pate becomes the 11th head coach in program history. Pate replaces Todd Starkey, who stepped down last week to become an Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Indiana University. Pate returns to Lenoir-Rhyne after

Two former Appalachian State University football players found new employment this past Labor Day weekend. Wide receiver Tony Washington, who was not selected in the National Football League Draft last April before he signed as

Well, you can't win 'em all. Just ask Texas Rangers Double-A prospect Joey Gallo. Gallo, who played for the Hickory Crawdads last season and won the Minor League Baseball Home Run Championship last summer, saw his short reign come to an end. Gallo, who played for the

The Hickory Crawdads wrapped up their 2014 season with a 5-3 loss to the Delmarva Shorebirds Monday afternoon at Arthur W. Purdue Stadium.