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ATLANTA -  Appalachian State University women’s basketball senior guard Joi Jones (Duluth, Ga./Duluth) was selected to the 2017 WBCA “So you Want to be a Coach” Program, the organization announced. 

Russell Stone, a veteran head coach, has been named the new head coach at Hickory High School. Stone, who has coached at six schools during his career, including Fayetteville-Byrd and West Forsyth, is 262-154-5.

The Watauga High football team will open the season at home against Asheville-Roberson on August 18. Hickory has a new football coach, Alan Graham and Rory McNeil pace WHS golf in their preseason opener....

Thomas Sirk is transferring for his final year of eligibility at Duke. More knee surgery may be needed for Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton....