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Taylor Breaks 28-Year Old Record

Alex Taylor broke a 28-year old school record and Chris Moen set a new personal best in the 1,500-meter run to lead Appalachian State University men's track and field at the Virginia Challenge on Saturday. Taylor, who finished ninth with a

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ASU Downs Samford To Take Series

Despite a late effort by the Bulldogs, the Mountaineers held on to win the series, as Appalachian State University baseball defeated Southern Conference opponent Samford, 9-7, at Joe Lee Griffin Field on Sunday. With the win, Appalachian

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Crawdads-Savannah Game Sunday Rained Out

Sunday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Savannah Sand Gnats at L.P. Frans Stadium has been canceled due to inclement weather. As the two teams will not meet again in the first half of the season, there will not be

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WHS Women's Track Wins Regional Crown

The Watauga High women's track team won the NCHSAA Class 4A Western Regional at Jack Groce Stadium on Saturday. The Pioneers nosed out West Mecklenburg by 1.5 points to best the field. WHS had 76.50 points to 75 for West Meck. The Hawks won four events, the Pioneers won two. But WHS had 11 top five finishes, West Meck had eight. Darby

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Saintine Equals School Record at Georgia Tech

Lees-McRae College sophomore Nazaire Saintine (Douglassville, Ga.) equaled his own school record in the high jump on Saturday, clearing six-feet, nine inches at the Georgia Tech Invitational. Saintine finished sixth in the competition, posting a mark of 6-9 to equal his previous school record and provisionally qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II

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ASU Earns Split at Samford

After rallying in game one, the Mountaineers failed to hold on to a two-run lead in the nightcap, as Appalachian State University baseball split its Southern Conference doubleheader against Samford at J.L. Griffin Field on Saturday. The Apps scored four runs in the ninth inning to win the first game, 7-4, before dropping four runs in the eighth of game two en

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Gnats top 'Dads, 8-4

The Savannah Sand Gnats topped the Hickory Crawdads, 8-4, before 3,146 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Saturday evening. A five-run third inning gave Savannah a commanding 5-0 lead. Charley Thurber and Albert Cordero started the inning by hitting back-to-back home runs. Then with the bases loaded and one out, Travis Taijeron and Brian Harrison had

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D-Backs Victimize Bumgarner AGAIN!!

Good thing Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants doesn't face the Arizona Diamondbacks on a regular basis. For some reason, the D-Backs have been the only team to solve the left hander this season. Arizona snapped Bumgarner's personal five-game winning streak Friday night by knocking off the Giants 5-1 at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. Bumgarner

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Crawdads squish Sand Gnats with 3-1 win

The Hickory Crawdads evened the series with a 3-1 victory against the Savannah Sand Gnats, before 1,845 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night.  After splitting the first two games of the current set, the 'Dads are now 5-1 against Savannah this season. Trailing 1-0, the Crawdads (19-13) jumped on top with a pair of runs in the fifth inning. Kevin Torres led off

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LMC Women's Hoops Inks Three For 2012-13 season

Three student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play women's basketball this fall, announced head coach Sebastian Wild Friday. Emily Brown (Winston-Salem, N.C.), Alyssa Munson (Summerfield, N.C.), and Tayler Collins (Fayetteville, N.C.) will don the Green and Gold this fall as the Bobcats look to build on their

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Mountaineers Inks Eight Wrestling Recruits

Appalachian State University wrestling head coach JohnMark Bentley announced the signing of eight new recruits on Friday. These newcomers have signed National Letters of Intent and join three early-signing commitments as members of the 2012-13 squad. Cody Boswell - Burlington, N.C. - Southern Alamance - 165: Boswell won the 2012 North Carolina Class

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Lenoir-Rhyne Lands Three On NFCA All-Region Team

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team placed three players on the NFCA NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Softball Teams. NFCA is the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. L-R sophomore third baseman Haily Jarman (Wadesboro, N.C.) earned first-team all-region accolades while senior catcher Sarah Atkins (Newport News, Va.) and junior first baseman

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Smith Falls In State Quarterfinals


Watauga High senior Michael Smith closed out his prep career on Friday at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 4A Men's Tennis Championships at the Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh. Smith (19-3 in singles play), who has signed with Appalachian State University, was elminiated Friday night by Graham Duncan of Apex in the quarterfinal round.

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Pioneers Lose In Heart-Breaking Fashion

It just wasn't meant to be. The Watauga High softball team was just three outs away from nailing down its first win in the state playoffs in four years (2008) Friday night. The Pioneers (9-12), who trailed 3-2, rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh for a 6-3 lead. But East Gaston (15-4) came charging back with a four-run rally of its own in the bottom of

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