Sports

Appalachian State University women’s tennis was unable to overcome a strong effort by Chattanooga, as it fell 5-1 in a Southern Conference match on Saturday at the UTC Tennis Courts.

Lees-McRae senior Matt Harpenau cranked out a match-high 20 kills while LMC hit better than .450 in consecutive sets, but fell in a five-set battle to Barton, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19, 19-15, 8-15, in

The woes continued on Saturday for the Watauga High baseball team. The Pioneers (4-5), who have lost four of their last five games, lost to A.C. Reynolds 7-1 in a non-conference game at Pioneers Field.

The Northwestern 3A/4A All-Conference basketball teams were announced on Saturday. The Watauga High basketball teams had three all-NW3A/4A selections.

The Watauga High girls' soccer team claimed another victim Friday night. The Pioneers, searching for their first conference championship since 2007, knocked off Hibriten 5-1 Friday night in a Northwestern