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Marc Kirkpatrick has stepped down at South Caldwell High; the Watauga High boy's tennis team had a conference champ and four regional qualifiers; WHS boy's and girl's track officially opened its season Thursday; CVCC volleyball has an All-American; CVCC baseball's Chandler Blackwelder receives national honors. For more on these stories, and for more sports headlines and scores, please click on the links below....

Cullowhee, N.C. – Kerwin Bell has been named the 14th head football coach at Western Carolina University, Director of Athletics Alex Gary announced. His contract was approved by the WCU Board of Trustees during a special session on Tuesday evening.

Georgia Parker and the Watauga High soccer team blows out Alexander Central at home Wednesday night; Watauga Middle School baseball and softball both picked up wins; Western Carolina has a new football coach; the Mountaineer spring tour takes place tonight. For more on these stories, and for more local and regional sports headlines, please click on the links below....