Well, Rome wasn't built in a day and the journey of a 1,000 miles begins with the first step. And for the Watauga High softball team, patience and persistence finally paid off---at least it did on Thursday night.

Here are the baseball, softball and soccer standings in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference....

Mountaineers Tame Wildcats on Wednesday....Appalachian State University men’s tennis remained perfect in Southern Conference play as it cruised to a 6-1 win over Davidson on Wednesday at Covington Tennis Courts.

The Rollins Women's Lacrosse Team (6-2), ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division II, defeated Lenoir-Rhyne (6-4), 17-10, Wednesday afternoon at Moretz Stadium. The Tars' Caroline Lamere (Longwood, Fla.) finished with a match-high four goals to go along with two assists as Rollins used a late sure to beat Lenoir-Rhyne.

Lees-McRae sophomore Brady Markle notched a match-high 23 kills while senior Efrain Negron impressed defensively with 13 digs, but LMC fell to an emotionally-charged King squad, 25-22, 18-25, 22-25, 19-25, in Conference Carolinas men's volleyball action Wednesday evening at the Student Center in Bristol, Tenn.