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Jones Makes Pro Debut

Ryder Jones hasn't missed a beat. The Watauga High senior picked up right where he left off, when he made his professional baseball debut Friday night with the Arizona League Giants, the rookie Arizona League

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Riverdogs Blank 'Dads

The Hickory Crawdads had a tough night at the plate Friday, as the 'Dads battled against the on-point Charleston RiverDogs pitchers and a gusting wind blowing in, before ultimately falling 5-0 to the 'Dogs at Joseph P. Riley Park. Full Story

Pifer Transfers To Brevard

Jake Pifer is on the move again. And this time, he hopes to make it stick. Pifer, who was a three-time varsity player and a two-year starter at Watauga High (2009-2012) during his prep career, will attend Brevard College, a Division II school in Brevard. N.C., and a member of the South Atlantic Conference this fall.

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The Little League All-Star Tournaments officially got underway Thursday night in Watauga County. And Watauga County will be represented by four teams this year: 9-10 year-olds and 11-12 year-olds in Full Story

Alfaro Has Monster Game In Hickory Win

The Hickory Crawdads hit the road for the first time in the second half Thursday night and continued their hot start, with Jorge Alfaro's 5 RBIs leading the 'Dads to a 7-6 win over the Charleston RiverDogs Full Story

Gallo and Alfaro Named All-Star Futures

Major League Baseball has announced the rosters for the 2013 All-Star Futures game, with Hickory Crawdads 3B Joey Gallo and C Jorge Alfaro both among the 50 Minor League prospects chosen. Full Story

210 Student-Athletes Named to SoCon Honor Roll

210 Appalachian State University student-athletes were named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2012-13 academic year, as announced by the league office on Thursday. A total of Full Story

Hopkins, Fellmeth, Jarman Earn All-State Honors

Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team - Maryann Hoskins, Haily Jarman and Jessica Fellmeth - were selected to the 2013 NCCSIA All-State College Division Softball First Team. NCCSIA is the North Full Story

Cashion, Schoelkopf Earn All-State Honors

Appalachian State University softball's Allie Cashion and Alissa Schoelkopf were named as all-state selections by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) on Thursday. Full Story

ASU Football Unveils New Uniforms

Appalachian State University football unveiled new Nike game uniforms during a team meeting at the Appalachian Athletics Center on Thursday afternoon. Appalachian State's new uniforms feature five combinations - black jerseys/black pants, white jerseys/white pants,

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Hairston Leaves Team USA

The woes continue for North Carolina rising junior P.J. Hairston. Hairston, who was arrested for possession of marajuana and driving without a license in an expensive

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Crawdads Hold Off Legends

In yet another well-pitched, low scoring and quick moving game, the Hickory Crawdads rode a 4th inning, 3-RBI double by Nick Williams all the way to a 3-2 win over the Lexington Legends in front of 3,333 fans Wednesday afternoon at Crawdads Stadium. Full Story

Harvey Named All-America

Pitcher Hunter Harvey from Bunker Hill High has been named a third-team All-America on the 2013 High School All-America Team by Baseball America. Harvey was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the 22nd pick in the first-round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on June 6, Full Story

LMC Earns Three Spring Sportsmanship Awards

The Lees-McRae College athletic department continues to be a leader, both on and off the field, in Conference Carolinas, receiving three Sportsmanship Awards in the sports of men’s lacrosse, women’s Full Story

Vieitez Named To All-State Team

Lenoir-Rhyne's Ivan Vieitez has been named to the 2013 NCCSIA All-State College Division Baseball Second Team. NCCSIA is the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.

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Crouch,Pennel Pace Zap At National Championships

Zap Fitness Foundation of Blowing Rock, N.C., has had a very busy summer, so

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Bulls Honor Chipper Jones

The Durham Bulls, the triple A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays in the

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Akins' Double Gives 'Dads Walk Off Win

Through the first eight innings of Tuesday night's game the Hickory Crawdads were on the wrong end of a 1-0 pitcher's duel between Luis Parra of the 'Dads and Miguel Almonte of the Lexington Legends. Full Story

21 Students Named to Academic All-SoCon Team

Appalachian State University placed 21 of its student-athletes on the Southern Conference Academic all-Conference team, as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Full Story

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