Appalachian State finds itself in the unusual position of playing a late-season game without the Sun Belt Conference’s championship game looming on the schedule. The Mountaineers’ Nov. 21 loss at nationally ranked Coastal Carolina knocked them out of the East Division title hunt, but they st…

West Caldwell was upended by conference foe Patton 25-6, 25-14, 25-7 at home on Tuesday. The Panthers, whose lone loss came at the hands of Fred T. Foard in their season opener on Nov. 17, are 4-1 and hold second place in the Northwestern Foothills Conference standings.

Friday’s Sun Belt Conference showdown between App State and No. 20 Louisiana has been picked up by ESPN and will have a new kickoff time of 8:30 p.m. at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

South Caldwell’s volleyball team dropped its fourth match in a row with a 25-14, 25-4, 25-12 loss at home Monday to Watauga.

ASHEVILLE — Leaky Black had a big driving basket at the 1:02 mark followed by a clinching free throw with 5.5 seconds left to help No. 14 North Carolina hold off Stanford 67-63 in Tuesday’s semifinals at the relocated Maui Invitational.

When Appalachian State opened the second quarter with another touchdown, the Mountaineers’ point production outnumbered their opponent’s yardage total.

South Caldwell’s Ryan Parrish is joined by his parents, Terri and Bob, as he signs his NCAA national letter of intent committing to play baseball next fall at Belmont Abbey College for coach Chris Anderson.

South Caldwell’s Maddie Carpenter is joined by her parents, Angie Carpenter and Kelly Haynes, as she signs her NCAA national letter of intent, committing to play softball next fall for coach Thomas Hewitt at Anderson University.

Hibriten’s Nick Tucker will continue his baseball career at the University of Virginia-Wise. Tucker will be a pitcher for the Cavaliers, who are members of the Division II South Atlantic Conference. Also pictured are Tucker’s mother, Wendy, father Jason and brother Palmer.

South Caldwell’s Regan Weisner is joined by her parents, Donna and Brad, as well as sister, Holland, as she signs her NCAA national letter of intent committing to play softball at UNC-Chapel Hill next fall for Tar Heels coach Donna J. Papa. As a sophomore, Weisner led the state in home runs …

Hibriten’s Shannon Herrera, joined by her brother, Anthony, her mother, Robyn and her father, Manuel, as she prepares to sign her NCAA letter of intent to play soccer at Lees-McRae next season.

West Caldwell’s Kyndall Vaught has signed to play softball at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute next season. Also pictured are her parents, Robin and Robert Neal, as well as her travel coaches, Grant and Angel Vines.

In order to compete in the era of COVID-19, organizing bodies have had to come up with new and unique ways to keep athletes on the field and to do so safely. The Northwest 3A/4A Conference implemented the idea of a virtual 3,200-meter meet for cross country, and South Caldwell took part in t…

The common theme for Hibriten’s volleyball season thus far has been digging deep holes and being unable to climb back out. That theme continued Tuesday as the Panthers dropped a 3-1 decision to visiting Draughn, but Hibriten showed flashes of its potential in the loss.

West Caldwell alum Anthony Isbell (33) led Catawba Valley Community College with 12 points Saturday in the Red Hawks’ scrimmage against Sandhills Community College at the Tarlton Complex on the CVCC campus. The Red Hawks are scheduled to open their season with a visit to Caldwell Community C…

If there’s anyone out there interested in building a volleyball program, there’s a pretty good blueprint down the road at Fred T. Foard High School.

GAMEWELL — Hibriten and West Caldwell are two volleyball programs working their way up in the world. With state powerhouse Fred T. Foard and other strong programs in the same conference, those growing pains can be difficult to manage.

SAWMILLS — One day after opening the season with a 3-0 win at home over Freedom, South Caldwell hosted Hickory in its second match in as many days. The Spartans fell behind early in the first and second sets, and the Red Tornadoes took a 3-0 win in their season opener.