Southwestern Randolph, softball
Varner had a game-winning single in the ninth inning of the Cougars’ season-opening victory against visiting North Stanly.
Varner, a senior, is trying to help the Cougars to another winning season. She was a regular in the lineup a year ago.
This week, the Cougars begin Piedmont Athletic Conference play. They won their final five PAC regular-season games last spring.