Sports

BOONE - The Watauga High baseball team got some bad news on Saturday. The Pioneers will be the No. 8 seed in the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference Tournament, which begins on Tuesday night.

CHICAGO - The San Francisco 49ers have selected defensive lineman Ronald Blair of Appalachian State University in the fifth round of the National Football League Draft with the 142nd pick.

The University of Idaho announced today it will accept an invitation to play football in the Big Sky Conference beginning in fall 2018, pending approval by the State Board of Education.

Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads completed its three-game sweep of the Greensboro Grasshoppers Thursday night with a 5-1 win at L.P. Frans Stadium.

GREENSBORO - The North Carolina Coaches Association is pleased to announce the rosters for the 2016 East-West All-Star football game to be played July 20 at Greensboro Grimsley's Jamieson Stadium. The game will feature some of the best recently graduated football players from around the state.