In keeping with Friday night’s dramatic ending to the football game between South Caldwell and Hibriten, Monday’s girls tennis match between the Spartans and Panthers had its share of tension and intrigue as well.

Hibriten claimed another Northwestern Conference golf win, and the Panthers’ Trinity White claimed medalist honors for the second straight match at Mimosa Hills Golf Club in Morganton on Thursday.

West Lincoln picked up its first Catawba Valley Athletic Conference volleyball win of the season with a 3-0 victory over West Caldwell on Tuesday in Gamewell.

Facing one-win East Burke on Monday, Hibriten opened the match on the wrong end of a 5-0 first-set score and quickly fell behind in the third, which Panthers coach Jennings Vess said would’ve doomed last year’s squad that finished the season with one win and 13 losses.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is warning the public about hundreds of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube events that appear to be legitimate live streams but actually are phishing for your personal information and sometimes trying to install malware on your device.

South Caldwell scored 16 first-half points, and the Spartans’ defense shut down Newton-Conover in the second half to beat the Red Devils 16-13 on Friday in Newton. With the win, the Spartans improved to 3-0 on the season.

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Appalachian State’s visit to Miami turned into a track meet.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that it will distribute more than $1.7 million to member schools as part of its COVID-19 Athletic Program Subsidy initiative. The money is from interest earned on the association’s endowment fund for 2020-21.

COVID-19 continues to impact schedules and force schools to either cancel games or fill holes caused by cancellations.

GAMEWELL — Playing for the second time in four days, Hibriten and West Caldwell both made some adjustments after the Panthers won Friday’s matchup 10-1. The Warriors packed their defense deep in their own end, and the usually fast-paced Panthers showed a willingness to slow down, back up and…

Hibriten’s Kevin Rivera-Rios (10) battles for the ball with West Caldwell’s Axell Briones (17) during the Panthers’ 10-1 win Friday. The two teams met for the second time in as many games on Tuesday, this time at West Caldwell.