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BOONE - It's been quite a journey for Freedom High baseball coach Clint Zimmerman. A Freedom graduate, Zimmerman has restored pride back into a struggling program.

WHS Thumps FHS, 15-2....MORGANTON, NC - The Watauga High boy's lacrosse team picked up its second straight win with a 15-2 win over Freedom in a North Carolina Conference 13 match.

TAYLORSVLLE, NC - The Watauga High baseball team handed Alexander Central three unearned runs in a 5-3 non-conference loss Thursday night. The Pioneers, who faced their former coach, Pete Hardee, have now lost five straight.

WEST JEFFERSON, NC - Ashe County High Athletic Director Marc Payne has announced that Nathan Colvard has been named the new boy’s basketball coach of the Huskies.

CHARLOTTE - The 2016 NFL season will begin with the same matchup that capped the 2015 season – in historically unique fashion.