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PC Earns NCAA Full Division I Certification

A process that began five years ago culminated Wednesday when the NCAA Executive Committee voted to approve Presbyterian College's full certification to Division I. Presbyterian College, which began competing as a Division I institution and member of the Big South Conference, was granted provisional status in 2007.  While allowed to play a Division

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Panthers Release Otah


The Panthers terminated the contract of right tackle Jeff Otah on Thursday after he failed his physical. In an unrelated move, the team signed cornerback Nate Ness. The roster stands the maximum of 90 players. Carolina traded Otah to the New York Jets on July 23 for a late-round conditional draft pick, but Otah reverted back to the Panthers on July

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Catamount Football Reports to Campus

In preparation for the 2012 season - the first under new head coach Mark Speir - Western Carolina's football student-athletes reported to campus on Thursday. For many, it was simply a return to campus as 87 players were enrolled in the second session of summer school. The report date comes on the heels of Wednesday night's "unofficial" kickoff of the

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LMC Names Hardin New Men's Basketball Coach

Steve Hardin has been named the new head men's basketball coach at Lees-McRae College after serving as an assistant on the Bobcat bench for the last two years, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Thursday.
"I am proud to have someone like Steve to step in and continue the great progress Coach Polsgrove created for our men's basketball program at Lees-McRae," praised McPhail. "Steve's relationship with the players, recruiting

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Montana QB Johnson charged

The Sports Network is reporting that University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson was formally charged Tuesday with sexual intercourse without consent. Johnson was accused in March of rape. According to the Missoulian, the felony charge for Johnson carries a possible two years to life sentence in prison. He's been suspended from the football

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Greene, Linnville Pace 29ers


Ethan Greene and Drew Bolick combined for a five hitter lifting Caldwell County Post 29 to a 14-1 win over Pitt County Post 39 in opening round of the North Carolina American Legion baseball state tournament at M.S. Deal Stadium on Wednesday. The game was called after seven innings as a result of the 10-run mercy rule. Caldwell (27-8), which

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Four Regional Coaches Headed To All-Star Games

The North Carolina Coaches Association has released its list of all-star coaches for the 2012-13 season, and among the selections are four regional coaches. Head coach Shane Laws of A.C. Reynolds High has been named the head coach of the West All-Stars in the 65th Annual East-West Senior All-Star Football Game in Greensboro in July of 2013. Alex Fox

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Kannapolis Nips 'Dads. 4-3


The Hickory Crawdads rallied but their comeback came up short as they dropped a 4-3 decision to Kannapolis at L.P. Frans Stadium. The loss leaves Hickory (21-19; 57-52) just one game out of first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League standings. And the Crawdads also find themselves in a two-way tie for third place with Lakewood.

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Alouettes Add Foster To Practice Roster

The Alouettes announced on Wednesday the signing of rookie import receiver and return specialist Jayson Foster to the practice roster. Foster (5’7’’, 175 lbs.) signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and spent the next two seasons in the NFL with the Dolphins, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore

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Wolverine Looking For a Few Good Men....

Steve Breitenstein will take over as head football coach of the Watauga Middle School football team this fall. He replaces Dale Allred, who led the program the last two years. Allred will stay on and coach the offensive line this season.
"We just flipped things around this season," Breitenstein said. "It's no big deal. For what it's worth, I'm the new

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LMC Names Crumal Volleyball Assistant

Cassie Crumal has been named the new assistant men's and women's volleyball coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Bobcat head coach James Goodridge Wednesday.
"I'm really excited to have someone like Cassie as part of our volleyball program," said Director of Athletics Craig McPhai. "I look forward to all the great things she will do for our athletic department."
Crumal joins the Bobcat family following a tremendous playing career at NCAA Division I institution William and Mary

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Moore To Remain On Appalachian Baseball Staff

Appalachian State University baseball head coach Billy Jones announced on Wednesday that he has retained assistant coach Chris Moore as a member of his coaching staff and promoted Moore to the role of recruiting coordinator. Moore has been a member of Appalachian State’s coaching staff since July 29, 2010. In his second season at Appalachian this

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Intimidators Slow Down 'Dads

The Kannapolis Intimidators topped the Hickory Crawdads 6-1 at L.P. Frans Stadium on Tuesday night. The loss leaves Hickory in a three-way tie for second place, and a game behind West Virginia for first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. The Crawdads (21-18, 57-51) actually led with a run in the bottom of the second. Zach Cone

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Rizor Dismissed, Barnes Suspended

According to Appalachian State Sports Information Office, senior linebacker John Rizor has been dismissed from Appalachian State University's football program, effective immediately. Additionally, sophomore quarterback Kalik Barnes will not be permitted to participate Full Story

 
Mountaineers Ranked Sixth in CSN 2012 FCS Preseason Poll

The Appalachian State University football team is ranked sixth in the College Sporting News Preseason Top 25 FCS Poll. The Mountaineers (8-4), who lost to Maine in the second round of the FCS playoffs last season, had two players named to the CSN Preseason Full Story

 
Breitenstein, Niam Earn Preseason All-American Honors


On Tuesday, College Sporting News announced the 2012 FCS Preseason All-America Teams. Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein and linebacker Mike Niam were named to the first team and linebacker Alvin Scioneaux earned a spot on the third team. Breitenstein, a senior from Valle Crucis, North Carolina, led the Southern Conference in rushing last year as

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Bumgarner Comes Away Empty

Madison Bumgarner pitched well enough to win Tuesday night against the New York Mets. But the left hander was well gone when the issue was settled. The San Francisco Giants rallied from a 6-4 deficit with two runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game. But the Mets prevailed 8-7 in ten innings. Bumgarner put up some great numbers, despite the

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Torres lifts Crawdads to Victory

A two-out run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning by Kevin Torres gave the Hickory Crawdads a 4-3 win against the Kannapolis Intimidators at L.P. Frans Stadium on Monday night. The win coupled with West Virginia pounding Hagerstown 14-2 Monday night leaves the Crawdads, the Power and the Suns in a three-way tie for first place in the North Division of

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Eight Named To Join NCHSAA Hall of Fame

Eight more outstanding individuals in the annals of state prep athletics have been selected for induction into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Donnie Baxter of Asheboro, Ronnie Chavis of Pembroke, Lawrence Dunn of Raleigh, Doug Henderson of Greensboro, Lindsey Page of Burlington, Larry Rhodes of Gastonia, Robert Steele

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