GAMEWELL — Hibriten continued its dominance of the Northwestern Foothills Athletic Conference with an 8-0 win Wednesday over West Caldwell.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Shawn Nelson scored 17 points, and Jalen Crowder added 15 more in the Cobras’ 76-72 victory Wednesday over Spartanburg Methodist.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Jalen Crowder, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Asheville, was named the Region 10 Men’s Basketball Div. 1 Player of the Week for Feb. 22-28. In two division games last week, Crowder averaged 29 points a game, going 13-for-24 from beyond the 3-poin…

Simon Hawkins (9), shown here in action from earlier in the season, and his Hibriten teammates improved to 11-0 on the season with an 8-0 win at Bunker Hill on Tuesday. The Panthers, who played at West Caldwell on Wednesday, have outscored their opposition 81-1 with three games remaining on …

Starting with a Thursday night game against East Carolina to kick off the college football season in North Carolina, Appalachian State will play an exciting 2021 fall schedule in head coach Shawn Clark’s second full season at the helm.

The schools in the Northwestern Foothills Athletic Conference have announced its football ticketing policy now that strict attendance caps have been loosened.

West Caldwell’s Makyis Dula caught two first-half touchdown passes, both from Jaylen Patterson, but the Warriors came up short at East Burke, falling 18-13.

High-school athletic departments across the state, including those in Caldwell County, got a much-needed dose of good news Wednesday as Gov. Roy Cooper announced an increase in attendance allowed at outdoor sporting events, which took effect Friday.

In normal times, late February brings thoughts of pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training and the crack of the bat as baseball gets going.

GAMEWELL — West Caldwell mounted its first attack less than a minute into Wednesday’s game against Bunker Hill, but the Warriors found their opportunities few and far between in a 3-1 loss to the Bears.

With 18 starters back from last season’s 11-2 squad, Hibriten is poised for another conference championship and deep playoff run.

SAWMILLS — Old-school halfcourt basketball and a deliberate pace sent 4A West No. 2 seed South Caldwell into the second round of the state tournament after Tuesday’s 45-38 win over wildcard West Forsyth.

Hibriten High School announced its football season opener against Bunker Hill has been moved to 7 p.m., Thursday because of the potential for inclement weather on Friday.

West Caldwell has a new yet familiar face roaming the sideline this season as former Hibriten assistant Monte Simmons takes over the Warriors’ program. Simmons was with the Panthers from 2001-15 when he became the head coach at West Iredell High School, a position he held until July when he …

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released its state basketball playoff seedings and brackets Sunday afternoon, and two local schools are in the chase for a state championship.

South Caldwell’s Shelbi Leigh Hall (middle) is supported by her parents Brandy and Dusty Gentry as she prepares to sign her NCAA National Letter of Intent to play golf for Head Coach John Sullivan at Montreat College in the fall.

Olivia Miller led South Caldwell with 26 points, but Alexander Central had four players reach double figures in both points and rebounds in the Cougars’ 55-51 double-overtime win Friday in Taylorsville.