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CHICAGO — The San Francisco 49ers selected Appalachian State University defensive lineman Ronald Blair (Greensboro, Ga./Greene County) with the third pick of the fifth round (142nd overall) in the 2016 National Football League Draft on Saturday.

NEW ORLEANS – ESPN and the Sun Belt Conference have announced game times for midweek contests that will air on ESPN2 or ESPNU. The schedule of games had previously been released, though times were not included.

Is Time Running Out?....BOONE - That's the $64,000 question for the Watauga High girl's soccer team. The Pioneers, who completed the season sweep of South Caldwell with a 2-1 win Friday night at Jack Groce Stadium, still trail the Spartans by one-half agme for third place in the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference standings.

App State, A-State Split Twinbill....BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University baseball scored 16 runs and banged out 27 hits in a doubleheader split with Arkansas State on Friday at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. Arkansas State won the opener, 9-7, but Appalachian State rebounded for a decisive 9-2 victory in the nightcap.

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.