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Updated: Friday, August 23 2013, 01:14 AM EDT
North Buncombe star baseball player Alex Destino has made the U.S. 18 and under national team that will play in international competition in Taiwan. He was one of 20 players chosen. Destino is a pitcher/outfielder.
Prep footbal season starts Friday. Smoky Mountain High School looking for its first winning season since 1999. The Mustangs counting on junior quarterback Zeb Speir to lead them.
Robbinsville is not thinking of winning seasons but state titles. The Knights have an explosive offense, loaded with skill position players but are inexperienced up front.
App State has suspended preseason All-American wide receiver Sean Price and backup quarterback Kalik Barnes indefinitely. Price violated team rules while Barnes violated NCAA rules. School officials would not say specify the nature of the violations.
Asheville Tourists use a 5 run fifth inning to beat visiting Hickory 7-4. The victory snaps a 3 game losing streak.