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Cullowhee, N.C. – A five-year contract extension for Western Carolina University head football coach Mark Speir has been unanimously approved by the executive committee of WCU’s Board of Trustees. The announcement came Saturday afternoon as a part of the National Signing Day Reception held in the Ramsey Center celebrating Speir and his staff’s 2019 incoming class, which was ranked 10th nationally by HERO Sports – tops in the Southern Conference.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Appalachian State Baseball held Tennessee's offense in check but lost 2-0 on Saturday against the Volunteers, who scored on a third-inning sacrifice fly and fifth-inning RBI groundout.

The Watauga High boy's and girl's basketball teams will both be fourth seeds Northwestern Conference Tournament, which begins on Tuesday at the higher seeded schools.

ASHEVILLE -The Asheville Citzens-Times is reporting that senior quarterback Ty Gossett of T.C. Roberson will attend Jireh Prep Academy in Matthews, N.C., this fall. Jireh Academy is a school that adds another semester for potential college athletes.