Sports

App State Women’s Tennis Ousted in First Round of SBC Tournament....NEW ORLEANS - The Appalachian state university women’s tennis team (7-14) fell to UL Monroe 4-3 in the first round of the Sun Belt women’s championship Thursday morning at the city tennis park in New Orleans.

Proffit, Pioneers Tame Panthers....MORGANTON - Gracie Proffit had a career game, going 4-for-5 with a home run, three doubles and six runs-batted-in as the Watauga High softball team belted Patton 15-9 in a Northwestern 3A-4A Conference game Thursday night.

MORGANTON - Watauga High senior Mark Jackson will remember this game for many years to come.

CHAPEL HILL - The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released its final draft for the 2017-18 school year.

BANNER ELK - The Lees-McRae Bobcats will be hosting the 2016 Conference Carolinas Track and Field Outdoor Championships on April 29 and 30 in Banner Elk, North Carolina.