Sports

BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University head baseball coach Kermit Smith was on-hand for the release of tickets on Saturday for the Mountaineers’ highly anticipated midweek contest against NC Central at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Charlotte Knights, on March 14 at 6 p.m. Smith met with fans, spoke with media and toured the facility that will host his team.

BOONE - Mo Gore, who played at Watauga High School and Appalachian State University has been named an assistant coach with the High Country Grizzlies of the National Arena League.

CHAPEL HILL – University of North Carolina junior guard/forward Theo Pinson will not play at Miami on Saturday (1/28). He rolled his right ankle after landing awkwardly while retrieving a rebound in Thursday evening’s win over Virginia Tech. Doctors continue to evaluate Pinson’s injury. There is no timetable for his return.

WHS WRESTLING....The 2017 Northwestern Athletic Conference wrestling tournament will be held on Saturday, January 28 at Patton High School.  The tournament site was moved from Watauga High School to Patton High because of the threat  of inclement weather in Boone.  Weigh-ins will begin at 9am at Patton,  with the tournament set to start at 10am.  Admission is $7.00.