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BARBOUR COMMITS TO WHEATON COLLEGE

Watauga High senior Hannah Babour has made a verbal commitment to attend Wheaton College a Division III school in Wheaton, IL, and a member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin to run track and

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Greensboro Trips UP 'Dads

A two-run rally by the Hickory Crawdads in the top of the ninth wasn't enough as Greensboro picked up a 7-3 win Thursday night at NewBridge Bank Park. And like they did Wednesday afternoon, the Crawdads (16-10) fell behind early as

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Late Rally Saves WHS Soccer

It took nearly the entire game, but the Watauga High women's soccer team finally found the net and rallied to beat McDowell 2-1 in a non-conference game at Jack Groce Stadium Thursday night. Trailing 1-0 six minutes in, the PIoneers

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Bobcats Primed For Collegiate Road Nationals

he Lees-McRae College cycling team is poised for a repeat performance of last year's success at this weekend's USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in Ogden, Utah, riding a head of steam after running away with the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championship on April 22. Led by sophomores Rachel

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Callaway on Brooks Wallace Award Watch List

Appalachian State University baseball’s Will Callaway (Greenville, S.C./Eastside) is one of 50 shortstops nationwide on the initial watch list for the 2012 Brooks Wallace Award, the College Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Thursday. The Wallace Award is presented annually to college baseball’s top

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Wildcats Say No To Tar Heels, Hoosiers

A long time tradition in college basketball will come to an end next season. The University of Kentucky has announced that its men's basketball team will not play North Carolina or Indiana this year. The Wildcats and the Tar Heels have played each other for 12 consecutive seasons; the Wildcats have also announced they will end their their series with

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MANIS STEPS DOWN AT AVERY

Bo Manis has resigned as men's basketball coach at Avery High. Manus, who was named Western Highland's 1A/2A Conference Coach of the Year during his tenure, will step down after four years with the program. The Vikings were 4-20 last season; Manis led the Vikings to one winning season (14-10 in 2011) and to the state playoffs twice

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FCS Playoff Expansion Takes Next Step

The Football Championship Subdivision playoffs could expand to 24 teams by 2013. The FCS group, comprise mainly with school presidents, athletic directors and conference commissioners, took a serious step in that direction by making a recommendation to the NCAA. The proposal is being reviewed by the NCAA finance committee, and once it goes

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Parochial Schools Maintain Membership With NCHSAA

An propsal that would have barred parochial schools from continuing its member with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association didn't get the necessary votes needed to pass Thursday afternoon. The meeting and voting session took place at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. The amendment needed 293 (three-fourths of the association's membership) to

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Pioneers Dominate NW3A/4A Championships


The Watauga High men's and women's track teams litterly blew the field away at the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Championships at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory on Wednesday afternoon. The WHS women won eight events and

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'Dads Rally Falls Shorts Against Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads plated four runs through the final five innings, but fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 8-4, before 6,418 fans at NewBridge Bank Park on Wednesday afternoon. Greensboro (17-8) jumped out to an 8-0 lead by

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NCHSAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMPLETES SPRING MEETING

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors completed its spring Board meeting on Wednesday at the NCHSAA offices. The Board had a very productive meeting over the past two days," said Davis Whitfield, commissioner. "We had a very challenging and comprehensive agenda, but

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L-R Softball Ranked 12th In National Poll

Ahead of its opening round playoff game on Friday, the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team rose three spots to No. 12 in this week's NFCA NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll. NFCA is the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Lenoir-Rhyne (46-11) will face South Atlantic Conference-foe Catawba (33-17) in the opening

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Three Run Seventh Dooms ASU

East Tennessee's three-run seventh inning proved to be the difference in Appalachian State University baseball's 7-4 loss to the Bucs on Wednesday evening at Thomas Stadium. Appalachian (32-10) trailed 3-2 going into

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