Sports

The Watuaga High boys' and girls' track teams won the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference championships Wednesday at Jack Groce Stadium. The Pioneers won their fifth consecutive NW3A/4A titles. The WHS girls won nine events and bested the field with 178 points. Hickory finished second with 153 points.

Despite six innings of near flawless pitching, the Appalachian State University baseball team was unable to maintain a two run lead, losing 4-2 to Wake Forest (24-15) Wednesday at the Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park.

The Orlando Sports Foundation and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Wednesday the creation of the Cure Bowl, a postseason college football game matching-up the Sun Belt Conference

Hibriten High senior Drew Bolick was nearly untouchable Wednesday night. The right hander, who has signed with Western Carolina University, had a no-hitter for 5.1 innings before Colby Illich of the Pioneers broke it up with a solid single to center field in the sixth inning.

Like his older brother before him, Watauga High senior Demetre Kostis will officially sign his national letter with Appalachian State University.